Were ready to move on. Honest. We wont mention "his" name again because, like a bad relationship, weve had time to forget him. Instead, well swoon over the new man in our pigskin lives, a dude that aint all talk and no action like some ex-field generals we know.
Were talking about new ASU Sun Devils football coach Dennis Erickson. The Erickson who led the Miami Hurricanes to two national championships and put the bite back in the Beavs at Oregon State. A proven winner who has, in his corner, eight home games -- marquee matchups include a Turkey Day showdown with preseason No. 1 USC and an early-December Territorial Cup game versus the Tucson Mildcats -- and a five-deep running-back corps that may just be the best in the nation. Aw, we think were already in love.
The Devils open the ´07 season and a four-game home stand against the San Jose State Spartans, not a cupcake by any means, especially because they're led by a familiar nemesis in ex-UofA trickster Dick Tomey.