TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State has fired football coach Dennis Erickson after a fourth straight season of failing to live up to expectations.
Athletic director Lisa Love made the announcement on Monday after meeting with the 64-year-old coach. Erickson will be allowed to coach ASU in its bowl game, which will be determined on Sunday.
He will receive half of his $1.5 million salary for the remaining year on his contract.
Arizona State became bowl-eligible for the first time in four years after starting 6-2, but lost its final four games to miss a shot at playing in Friday’s Pac-12 championship game. He was 31-30 in five years at ASU.
Career record: 179-96-1 in 23 seasons (Idaho, Wyoming, Washington State, Miami, Oregon State, Arizona State).
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.