It looks like it’s nearly official.
After rumors that Arizona State head coach Todd Graham knew he was going to be fired, the reports are coming in that the Sun Devils have parted ways with their head coach.
Graham joins coaches like Florida’s Jim McElwain, Tennessee’s Butch Jones, UCLA’s Jim Mora, and Nebraska’s Mike Riley that have been let go in recent weeks.
Graham is 46-31 in his six seasons at Arizona State, but the program has started to fall after a lofty start to his tenure. After a 28-12 record in his first three seasons with the school, the Sun Devils have been a mediocre 18-19 since.
Graham has been on the hot seat ever since the offseason, as Arizona State declined the yearly option they hold to extend Graham’s contract. With that in mind, it appears that this season immediately became an audition for Graham, and it doesn’t look like a middle-of-the-road record was going to be enough for Graham to stay as the head coach in Tempe.
USA Today’s Dan Wolken noted that Arizona State plans to target Kevin Sumlin and Derek Mason as potential head coaches to replace Graham.