ESPN is reporting that the Arizona State Sun Devils football team has secured former University of Hawaii turned SMU head football coach June Jones.
He is being criticized by ESPNDallas.com’s Jean-Jacques Taylor for “leaving his players and SMU on the day the school is to announce it will join the Big East.”
Under Jones, SMU went to three bowl games in four seasons and SMU will play Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass bowl on Jan. 7, according to ESPN.
At Arizona State, Jones will replace Dennis Erickson who was fired a week ago after 5 seasons.
Meanwhile, Greg McMackin, who replaced Jones as UH head football coach four years ago, announced his “retirement” one year before his 5-year contracted ended.