Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 9/9/12
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Not many players or fans associated with the Arizona State program can work up an angry lather when talking about Illinois football. Chris Coyle is one. In the closing moments of last seasons 17-14 loss in Champaign, Ill., Coyle had a chance to deliver victory and vault the Sun Devils to a 3-0 start. Quarterback Brock Osweiler was supposed to throw an out pattern to get a first down in Illinois territory on a fourth-down play. Instead, Osweiler checked out of that play when he saw Coyle come open downfield with nothing between him and the end zone but grass. Osweilers pass was close -- but not close enough. The ball floated just out of the reach of Coyles outstretched arms and fell incomplete, and Illinois had its first win over a top-25 opponent in its last 11 tries. Ive never forgotten that last pass, Coyle said Saturday after ASU throttled Illinois 45-14 at Sun Devil Stadium. It was inches away. It seemed years away after Coyle hauled in what seems comical to call a career-hi...
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