Mixed reaction from fans over Todd Graham firing

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Todd Graham was fired but some fans wanted him to stay. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/AP) Todd Graham was fired but some fans wanted him to stay. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/AP)
"We had an extremely tough schedule this year so if we get a bowl win we would end up 8-5 and I was really hoping to give him another chance," said Troy Scoma, owner of Cactus Sports. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) "We had an extremely tough schedule this year so if we get a bowl win we would end up 8-5 and I was really hoping to give him another chance," said Troy Scoma, owner of Cactus Sports. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
A new coach could bring in more excitement to the program. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A new coach could bring in more excitement to the program. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Arizona State University fired their football head coach Todd Graham a day after his team beat their rival University of Arizona and now fans are reacting to the news.

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ASU is bowl eligible and could reach eight wins but that wasn't enough to keep his job and not enough for some fans.

"It was time. I think it was a lot of arrogance involved, and he had a decent program and got people on track but it's time to make a move," said Ray Bastin, a Sun Devils fan. "7-5 is not that much success."

Graham had early success with the program, including going to the Pac-12 championship game. However, in 2015, the team finished with a losing record and last year finished 5-7.

But considering ASU was picked to be at or near the bottom of the Pac-12 South Division, the Sun Devils may have overachieved with this year's record.

"We had an extremely tough schedule this year so if we get a bowl win we would end up 8-5 and I was really hoping to give him another chance," said Troy Scoma, owner of Cactus Sports.

Scoma said a head coaching change can be good for business.

"When you get a new coach there's new hope so it'll bring in excitement, a new regime. There's [sic] people that are disappointed, people that are excited," he said.

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