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Chaparral HS elevates Dave Huffine to head FB coach

When a school strings together three consecutive state championships, it becomes synonymous with that sport.  Chaparral and football.  Football and Chaparral. And any major change in leadership is generally considered […]

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    Brock Osweiler has always seen football as a simple game. “Take what they give you.  I would say that is how I have always played,” he once explained at a […]
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  • NFL-bound: Osweiler leaves behind ASU passing records

    Brock Osweiler has always seen football as a simple game. “Take what they give you.  I would say that is how I have always played,” he once explained at a […]

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    Saguaro HS makes tough call, fires football coach Sanders

    John Sanders, it turns out, wasn’t bullet-proof. Some high school coaches become so successful, they begin to think they’re bullet-proof, that they can do pretty much what they want without […]

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    Vontaze Burfict has seen the writing on the wall.  It says that next year will be a different ball game under a new head coach. So he’s taking his shtick […]
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  • ASU’s Burfict taking his talent – and volatility – to the NFL

    Vontaze Burfict has seen the writing on the wall.  It says that next year will be a different ball game under a new head coach. So he’s taking his shtick […]

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    High scho0l football players from across the country begin arriving in Phoenix this week to begin preparations for a new bowl game that will be televised to homes across the […]
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  • Semper Fidelis Bowl to showcase AZ prep football talent

    High scho0l football players from across the country begin arriving in Phoenix this week to begin preparations for a new bowl game that will be televised to homes across the […]

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    The swirling dust devil surrounding the search for a new Arizona State football coach has apparently died out long enough for the school to hit a new target. ASU will […]
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  • Pittsburgh’s Todd Graham to be new ASU football coach

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    The swirling dust devil surrounding the search for a new Arizona State football coach has apparently died out long enough for the school to hit a new target. ASU will […]

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    Arizona has some of the best junior college football programs in the country.  But this year’s bowl games took some of the lustre off the top three. Arizona Western went […]
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    AZ’s three ranked JUCO football teams stumble in bowls

    Arizona has some of the best junior college football programs in the country.  But this year’s bowl games took some of the lustre off the top three. Arizona Western went […]

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    The ASU search for a new head football coach is rolling across the Texas plains like a cyclone. Not just for the speed it’s moving, but the destruction it is […]
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    Still waiting…ASU whiffs again on new football coach hire

    The ASU search for a new head football coach is rolling across the Texas plains like a cyclone. Not just for the speed it’s moving, but the destruction it is […]

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    And so it starts. A new era has begun for the Arizona Wildcat football program – and the ride into the future is off to a bumpy start. Newly-installed head […]
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    The changing face of UA football under Rich Rod

    And so it starts. A new era has begun for the Arizona Wildcat football program – and the ride into the future is off to a bumpy start. Newly-installed head […]

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    According to his contract, Dennis Erickson should receive a $25,000 bonus for getting his team to a bowl game.  Looks like he will collect, since Arizona State has been invited […]
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    MAACO Bowl gives ASU football a chance for redemption

    According to his contract, Dennis Erickson should receive a $25,000 bonus for getting his team to a bowl game.  Looks like he will collect, since Arizona State has been invited […]

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    What do Arizona and Arizona State have in common when it comes to hiring a new football coach? Apparently, very little. Both schools fired their head football coaches this season, […]
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    ASU no longer offering football job to Kevin Sumlin?

    What do Arizona and Arizona State have in common when it comes to hiring a new football coach? Apparently, very little. Both schools fired their head football coaches this season, […]

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    When Arizona State and Illinois met in the third game of the football season, who would have guessed that both head coaches would get their walking papers at the end […]
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    It’s official: ASU football collapse costs Erickson his job

    When Arizona State and Illinois met in the third game of the football season, who would have guessed that both head coaches would get their walking papers at the end […]

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    There is little in life that is more unpredictable than high school sports.  Saturday’s Arizona state football championship games illustrated that point perfectly. Sure, there were the expected outcomes… Chaparral […]
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    Upsets highlight AZ high school football championships

    There is little in life that is more unpredictable than high school sports.  Saturday’s Arizona state football championship games illustrated that point perfectly. Sure, there were the expected outcomes… Chaparral […]

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    There will be some great high school football on display this weekend, as teams in the various divisions vie for state championships.  But one game offers the best chance for […]
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    Cienega HS brings ‘Cinderella’ story to football title games

    There will be some great high school football on display this weekend, as teams in the various divisions vie for state championships.  But one game offers the best chance for […]

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    It was inevitable that a college football program somewhere would be desperate enough to take a chance on hiring Rich Rodriguez. That somewhere appears to be Tucson. Greg Byrne, the […]
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    Rich Rod pops up again… as UA’s new football coach

    It was inevitable that a college football program somewhere would be desperate enough to take a chance on hiring Rich Rodriguez. That somewhere appears to be Tucson. Greg Byrne, the […]

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    As Lee Corso, the inimitable host of ESPN’s College Game Day every Saturday morning, would say when disputing one of his colleague’s predictions… “Not so fast, my friend.” Or to […]
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    ASU football still has a pulse…but it’s very, very faint

    As Lee Corso, the inimitable host of ESPN’s College Game Day every Saturday morning, would say when disputing one of his colleague’s predictions… “Not so fast, my friend.” Or to […]

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    On the surface, it looks like tomorrow’s Arizona State vs. Arizona football match-up is little more than a game between two teams just trying to get through the remainder of […]
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    ASU football needs to beat UA to keep bowl hopes alive

    On the surface, it looks like tomorrow’s Arizona State vs. Arizona football match-up is little more than a game between two teams just trying to get through the remainder of […]

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