Arizona State on Sunday cut ties with Todd Graham, firing the sixth-year coach just hours after the bowl-eligible Sun Devils beat rival Arizona to wrap up the regular season.

Graham, 52, went 46-31 during his time in Tempe. He led the Sun Devils to the 2013 Pac-12 South title and posted the program's first back-to-back 10-win seasons in more than three decades. But the final three seasons were a struggle, mostly because of poor defense, shaky recruiting and staff turnover.

After the strong start, ASU went 18-19 over the last three seasons, forcing Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson to make a decision. Graham could coach the Sun Devils in a bowl game next month, but it's not yet known if he will have the opportunity to do so.

According to multiple sources, Anderson informed Graham in a meeting Sunday morning. Coaches then began informing players. Anderson planned to meet with team and staff members later Sunday morning. A news conference is expected later Sunday.