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Sun Devils hire former U. of Miami coach

PHOENIX (AP) Idaho football coach Dennis Erickson has accepted the head coaching job at Arizona State. Erickson's hiring was confirmed by Idaho athletic director Rob Spear.

The 59-year-old Erickson spent one season at Idaho in his second stint at the school, going 4-8 this season.

Erickson's career high point was leading the University of Miami to two national titles. He's also has been a head coach at Wyoming, Washington State and Oregon State and coached Seattle and San Francisco in the NFL. He has a 149-64-1 mark in 18 seasons as a college coach.

Erickson replaces Dirk Koetter, who was fired after going 40-33 in six seasons. Koetter will coach the Sun Devils against Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.
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