Underachieving ex-ASU coach soon to be underachieving NFL coordinator

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As an Arizona State alum, I barely shed a tear when the school dumped Dirk Koetter after the season. Despite his 40-33 overall record, he was 2-19 vs. ranked teams, 0-12 vs. Pac-10 teams in California, paralyzed by indecision and oversaw a program that included a fatal shooting of a former player by ex-running back Loren Wade. And fans here thought Dennis Erickson has baggage? A recruiting violation seems fairly trivial compared to, you know, murder.

As if to validate his awful decision making “ one more time, Dirk: Rudy Carpenter=bad; Sam Keller=good (now gone) “ Koetter could have sat on the $2.5 million ASU had to pay him for a buyout. But, no, Koetter, heralded as an offensive boy wonder upon his arrival in Tempe, is headed to Jacksonville to be the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator.

Hey, have fun with David Garrard. And, oh, Dirk, how’d that whole leaving Boise State thing work out for ya?

2 responses to “Underachieving ex-ASU coach soon to be underachieving NFL coordinator”

  1. Pete Segall says:

    There’s not enough data for a full comparison, but after one season Koetter’s got nothing on Dan Hawkins on the Self-Imposed-Exile-From-Boise-Eden sweepstakes.

  2. Kevin says:

    Pete, no kidding. I read during Fiesta Bowl coverage that Chris Petersen had talked to Dirk Koetter after the Fiesta win and Koetter told him not to leave Boise State or “I’ll punch you in the face.” Best thing Koetter has ever said.

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