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Erickson, O'Brien stay in the game

Originally Published: November 8, 2013
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

When Arizona State fired Dennis Erickson after the 2011 season, he had been a head coach in college football and the NFL for 30 years. He was 64 years old, and for most of his adult life, Erickson had lived in fishbowls of varying sizes. He had answered questions from reporters. He had answered the phone in the middle of the night and heard which player had gotten in trouble. He had sold his program, sold his vision, chased recruits, chased free agents, moved to another fishbowl, and started over.

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