Gannon Conway has played the underdog role for three years at ASU but in the spring he showed that he can shed that tag. For all 15 practices, Conway has helped anchor the Sun Devil starting defensive line this spring, trying to make a case for more playing time in 2013. And while a number of newcomers are perhaps candidates to unseat him, don't expect Conway to go down without a fight.
Jackie Shipp arrived at Arizona State with an impressive resume, and with the current roster of Sun Devil defensive linemen chances are that this long time Oklahoma assistant coach will able to find as much success in Tempe as he did in Norman. Devils Digest sat down with the first-year coach to recap spring practice, get insight on his coaching philosophy and see how ASU does compare to Oklahoma.