ASU official: Erickson out as Sun Devils coach

By JOHN MARSHALL | November 27, 2011 | 6:46 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona State official tells The Associated Press that Dennis Erickson is out as Sun Devils coach.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity on Sunday because details of Erickson's departure have not been finalized.

Erickson will meet with athletic director Lisa Love as early as Monday and, at 64, could be allowed to retire rather than be fired. He is unlikely to be with the team any bowl game it might play in.

Erickson's job came into jeopardy after Arizona State lost its final four games following a 6-2 start. He was 31-30 in five seasons in the desert.