Ex-Arizona St. WR rips Dennis Erickson

Updated: June 28, 2011, 3:17 PM ET
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com

Former Arizona State receiver Kerry Taylor tweeted Sunday that he "Just did an interview about the problems of ASU football and why Dennis Erickson is NOT the right man for the job."

Taylor, the Sun Devils' leading receiver in 2010, then followed up: "I want ASU to win Pac12 Championships, all us ASU fans do. But in order for that to happen we need a new Head Coach. That's all I'm saying."

The tweets were first reported by Arizona State blog "House of Sparky."

The interview to which Taylor refers was with Tim Ring of Channel 3 in Phoenix. Ring confirmed the interview, which has not aired, in an email to ESPN.com.

The original purpose of his story, Ring noted, was to talk to Kerry Taylor's brother Kendyl Taylor who has committed to Washington: "I went over to talk to Kendyl about his commitment to UW and afterwards Kerry sat down and opened up about his experience under Dennis Erickson at ASU," Ring wrote.

An Arizona State spokesperson declined comment.

Taylor led the Sun Devils with 54 receptions for 699 yards and three touchdowns and was honorable mention all-conference. He is son of former 10-year NFL veteran Keith Taylor and the nephew of former San Francisco 49er John Taylor.

Erickson led the Sun Devils to a 10-3 finish in 2007, his first season in Tempe, but the program hasn't posted a winning season over the past three years.

Arizona State is considered one of the favorites to win the Pac-12 South Division this fall.

Ted Miller covers the Pac-12 for ESPN.com.

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