Bowl-bound Sun Devils fire Koetter as coach

Updated: November 27, 2006, 1:08 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona State fired football coach Dirk Koetter on Sunday after he led his team to a bowl the last three seasons but rarely beat the best in the Pac-10.

Athletic director Lisa Love made the announcement Sunday night following the team's annual awards banquet.

"He has put us on a wonderful stage," Love said. "He has done some wonderful work. But we're looking for a higher platform."

Koetter went 40-33 in six seasons at ASU. Love said ...

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