ASU pulled the offer to June Jones. Though, Love and Crow want him.
Here's what happened...
When rumors began to swirl that Jones was the choice...several of ASU's million dollar donors stopped returning calls. The vast majority of the fan base was vocally not in support of the hire. Fans jammed the athletic department's phone with threats of non renewing (the already limited) season tickets. UofA fans were actually calling to say "thank you". This forced them to pull the offer.
Once internal word got out that Carroll had interest...that's who the big donors wanted. No word yet the progress there. But evidently Carroll's agent made it clear that ASU would NOT have to match NFL dollars. He wants in the ballpark of $5M. Which ASU's budgetary committee has approved. ASU has also placed calls to Mack Brown (unlikely) and Chris Petersen. They are willing to offer Petersen approximately $4M.
At no point were Sumlin and Fedora candidates for the job, despite reports.
Update: Petersen has asked for ASU's discretion due to the upcoming bowl game between the two teams. Remember, Erickson will be on the sideline as well. Awkward Bowl.
[ Edited by okdkid on Dec 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM ]