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ASU Hires Todd Graham: 5 Reasons For Both Optimism And Concern

That light at the end of Arizona State's coaching search is now here, as the Sun Devils have hired Todd Graham to succeed Dennis Erickson.

The hiring took most everyone off-guard, as Graham was not a name mentioned by anyone over the preceding three weeks of the search. Nevertheless, his reached agreement on Tuesday night and the move was announced today, with mixed reaction from the ASU community.

As with any coach not named Meyer, Saban or Miles, there are an abundance of positives and negatives associated with a new head coach at a major program. has five reasons for both optimism and concern for ASU's new leading man.