In the midst of a five-game losing streak in the 2011 season, Arizona State football fired head coach Dennis Erickson. Erickson did not win a bowl game at ASU and finished with a record above .500 only once.
Then ASU botched the coaching search. It took weeks to find a replacement, making fans upset with the process, and may have led to the firing of athletic director Lisa Love.
The school had to hire a search firm to find a coach. But in all, the firm made a solid hire, and Todd Graham will have more success than Erickson at ASU.
Here are four reasons why.