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Arizona State Coaching Candidates: Say, Do You Have Any Ideas?

Now that the big names are off the market and SMU Mustangs coach June Jones has been forced to explain to his players that he's fully committed to the Dallas program, the Arizona St. Sun Devils still need a new coach. One they'll go ahead and actually sign this time, once they agree to a deal.

So, who's left, since Houston Cougars coach Kevin Sumlin is probably off the market one way or another? Here's one list, from the Seattle Times:

Now, among the names mentioned are ex-South Florida coach Jim Leavitt, Tennessee defensive coordinator (and former Oregon player) Justin Wilcox and Washington offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto.

Star-studded, but don't forget about former Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora, Jr., who's publicly stumped for the job and has been angling for a Pac-12 gig for many years now. Not sure why a defensive coach would want to scheme against Rich Rodriguez, Mike Leach, and Chip Kelly in succession, but we all have ambitions in life.

For more on the Sun Devils, check out Arizona State blog House Of Sparky. Here's our 2011 Coaching Carousel Tracker.