TEMPE, Ariz. Compare the Arizona State depth charts from 2011 and 2012 and youll note a host of defensive changes. The defensive line could have three new starters, while the linebacking corps and safety position will be modeling fresh faces across the board.
It should be a positive sign that cornerbacks Osahon Irabor and Deveron Carr are returning, but that remains to be seen.
They have some experience, cornerbacks coach Joe Lorig noted, some good experience and some bad experiences. At that position we teach them to have a short memory, and it definitely applies to those two.
All looked good for the pair during a 6-2 start last season. The Sun Devils picked off 13 passes in those first eight games, including three by the secondary in a key 35-14 win at Utah. But the wheels came off the bus on a wet and cold November day in Pullman, Wash., when Cougars freshman Connor Halliday lit up the secondary by completing 27 of 36 passes for 494 yards and four touchdowns in a Washington S...