Report: Another Power 5 coach has been handed his pink slip Christian Petersen/Getty Images
TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 14: Head coach Todd Graham of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates with linebacker Christian Sam #2 after defeating the Washington Huskies in the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Huskies 13-7. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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