The Devil Daily Dish: Kevin Sumlin To ASU Soon?

From the looks of things, Lisa Love and the Arizona St. Sun Devils are moving quickly to hire Houston coach Kevin Sumlin in the wake of Wazzu's impressive hire of Mike Leach.

Here's a bunch of links for your Thursday morning. Go Devils!

Mike Leach Hired By WSU: Contract Details And A Timeline -
Speaking to reporters shortly after the Cougars announced Leach as their next head coach, athletic director Bill Moos said, "A lot of schools wanted Mike Leach. He wanted us."

ASU football has chance to retain some of 2012 recruits - Arizona News from The Arizona Republic
Dennis Erickson and his staff at one time had lassoed 25 commitments, including three four-star prospects and 14 three-star prospects as judged by recruiting service Rivals. The entire class is sure to change.

ASU football: Official: We aren't starting over
As Arizona State launches its third coaching search in 11 years, Lisa Love wants to make one thing clear: "We are not starting from Ground Zero," the school's vice president of athletics said.

ASU football target Kevin Sumlin, Houston plan to talk
ASU's leading candidate to be its next head coach, Kevin Sumlin, has had discussions to extend his contract at Houston, but that may not mean much.

ASU Football Coaching Search: Noel Mazzone Being Pushed By Sun Devils Players - SB Nation Arizona
With Dennis Erickson out, it appears the players are rallying around their offensive coordinator as their next head coach. Chris Karpman of reports.

Is the ASU-Sumlin marriage closer to fruition? -

The real nugget there is the amount ASU is reportedly ready to spend. Erickson made $1.5 million this season. Just last week, the University of Arizona hired Rich Rodriguez as their new head coach, and he agreed to a five-year, $9.55 million contract, or about $1.9 million per season (including money from IMG and Nike).

Hot coaching jobs? ASU, UCLA rank high - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN analyst Brock Huard took a look at the college football landscape after a flurry of recent terminations and ranked Arizona State and UCLA high on the list.

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