With the college football coaching carousel in full motion, Arizona State has reportedly offered their open head coaching position to Houston coach Kevin Sumlin:
DougHaller Doug HallerSource: Arizona State has officially offered its football job to Houston coach Kevin Sumlin.
The Sun Devils are rumored to be offering $2.5 million a year, which would be a substantial raise from the $1 million the Cougars currently pay Sumlin.
Arizona State has been a middle-of-the-pack program in the Pac-12 for a long-time, with Dennis Erickson, their latest coach, going 31-30 in five seasons in Tempe.
While they have a relatively small recruiting pool in Arizona, they have natural access to the rich Southern California area, especially with many of the Pac-12's programs in disarray.
USC is still on probation from the Pete Carroll era and UCLA just fired Rick Neuheisel, while Arizona (Rich Rodriguez) and Washington State (Mike Leach) just made high-profile coaching hires of their own.
At this point, it's unclear whether Sumlin would take this chance to coach in a BCS conference or whether his agents are using Arizona State's bid as leverage to negotiate a contract extension with Houston or shop around for offers from some of the more prominent schools that may be in the market for a new coach.