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February 11, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Dennis Erickson is back in college football -- but not as head coach of his seventh NCAA team. The former two-time national championship winner has been hired as the co-offensive coordinator at Utah, the school announced Monday. That's right, co -offensive coordinator. The 65-year-old Erickson will share the role with 26-year-old Brian Johnson, a former quarterback for the Utes. It will be Erickson's first job as anything but head coach in more than 30 years. Erickson won national titles with Miami in 1989 and '91 and has been head coach at six universities (176-96-1)
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September 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone knows what his opposite number, Utah coordinator Dennis Erickson , will throw at the Bruins on Thursday. He has a copy of those schemes. "I learned my football from Dennis Erickson," Mazzone said. "Most of the concepts I really believe in, I learned from him. He was the father of these one-back offenses. He loves the vertical passing game. " Mazzone was Erickson's offensive coordinator at Oregon State in 2002 and Arizona State in 2010 and 2011.
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August 28, 1989 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
College football's vagabond coach has turned up this season at Miami, inheriting a highly visible program that was left temporarily without a leader last spring when Jimmy Johnson departed to coach the Dallas Cowboys. And Dennis Erickson, formerly a Washington State coach who is starting over for the third time in four years, seems to have warmed to his latest challenge. At Miami, Erickson will have a legitimate chance to compete for the nation's most highly regarded recruits.
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February 11, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Dennis Erickson is back in college football -- but not as head coach of his seventh NCAA team. The former two-time national championship winner has been hired as the co-offensive coordinator at Utah, the school announced Monday. That's right, co -offensive coordinator. The 65-year-old Erickson will share the role with 26-year-old Brian Johnson, a former quarterback for the Utes. It will be Erickson's first job as anything but head coach in more than 30 years. Erickson won national titles with Miami in 1989 and '91 and has been head coach at six universities (176-96-1)
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September 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone knows what his opposite number, Utah coordinator Dennis Erickson , will throw at the Bruins on Thursday. He has a copy of those schemes. "I learned my football from Dennis Erickson," Mazzone said. "Most of the concepts I really believe in, I learned from him. He was the father of these one-back offenses. He loves the vertical passing game. " Mazzone was Erickson's offensive coordinator at Oregon State in 2002 and Arizona State in 2010 and 2011.
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November 23, 2004
"I'm running out of matches." Dennis Erickson, San Francisco 49er coach, asked whether he is trying to light a fire under disappointing running back Kevan Barlow.
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August 9, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
The Times' preseason college football countdown: No. 22 Arizona State You know it's almost game time when linebacker/helmet case Vontaze Burfict punches someone. And he did, a teammate, last week. Forget a long season … it might be a long August. "Fear the Fork" is the new team motto, edging out Tucson's unsolicited entry: "Put a Fork In 'Em. " Dennis Erickson wasn't hired to go 25-24 in his first four years in Tempe. He was hired to push Arizona State to at least the precipice of Pasadena.
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November 25, 2008 | David Wharton, Wharton is a Times staff writer.
It's no secret the UCLA offense has struggled to stretch the field this season, averaging 10.4 yards per pass completion. That ranks below most Pacific 10 Conference teams. USC, by comparison, averages 13 yards and Arizona State -- the Bruins' opponent Friday night -- averages almost 12. Coach Rick Neuheisel said his game plan includes plenty of deep pass routes, even if quarterback Kevin Craft has not thrown the ball downfield very often. "He's capable of it," Neuheisel said.
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September 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
No matter where Dennis Erickson goes, his teams usually end up in the top 25. Four games into his first season as Arizona State coach, Erickson has the Sun Devils unbeaten and in the Associated Press poll for the first time this season at No. 23. Arizona State is the fourth school Erickson has guided into the rankings, along with Washington State, Miami and Oregon State. Only Lou Holtz, with five, has coached ranked teams at more schools.
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August 27, 2006
A look at the University of Idaho football team, welcoming back Coach Dennis Erickson: * COACH: Erickson (first year). Record of 145-56-1 in 17 college seasons, 40-56 in six NFL seasons. * LAST YEAR: 2-9 record, 2-6 in the Western Athletic Conference under Nick Holt, now at USC. * ENROLLMENT: 12,476. * LOCATION: In Moscow (pop. 22,000), largest of 27 Moscows in the U.S. * RECENT HONOR: Former Idaho and NFL quarterback John Friesz just elected to College Football Hall of Fame.
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November 23, 2004
"I'm running out of matches." Dennis Erickson, San Francisco 49er coach, asked whether he is trying to light a fire under disappointing running back Kevan Barlow.
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September 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
As Ahmed Plummer raced downfield for his game-breaking interception return, a white-haired man with a headset ran right along with him. Dennis Erickson promised more aggression and enthusiasm when he took charge of the San Francisco 49ers. The new coach backed up those words with a joyful sideline sprint that was one of countless high points in his 49-7 debut victory Sunday over the bumbling Chicago Bears.
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November 24, 1990
University of Miami (Fla.) senior fullback Leonard Conley has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, Coach Dennis Erickson said. . . . Charles Dumas, first man to high jump seven feet, was inducted into the Track and Field Hall of Fame in Seattle. Dumas, 53, broke the seven-foot barrier in 1956 at the U.S. Olympic trials at the Coliseum.
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February 13, 2003 | Mal Florence
Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle commenting on new 49er Coach Dennis Erickson: "How loose is Erickson's ship? When he coached the Seahawks, TV cameras caught three players eating hot dogs in the third quarter of a preseason game against the 49ers. Erickson said he might fine the players but added, 'I don't have a hot-dog rule.'
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February 12, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
After focusing on defensive specialists, interviewing minority candidates, stressing expertise over head-coaching experience and concentrating on successful pro assistants, the San Francisco 49ers reversed field Tuesday and hired a head coach who doesn't fit into any of those categories.
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