November 27, 2006

Koetter done in by area of historical strength

A season ago, or perhaps at any time prior to this year of Dirk Koetter's coaching career, if it had been said he would at some point be fired because of a lack of productivity in the passing game, you probably wouldn't have believed it. Strangely enough, that is exactly what happened Sunday, as Koetter learned that he was fired in a phone call with Arizona State athletics director Lisa Love.

When she spoke to reporters Sunday night in a room adjacent to where the team was holding its postseason banquet at the Hyatt Regency, Love said that she met with Koetter prior to the 2006 season to attempt to effect improvements with the program on the defensive side of the ball.

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