TEMPE, Ariz. -- If you imagine the Arizona State defense as a human body, its easy to identify some key body parts.
Linebacker Brandon Magee is the brain, calling plays, coordinating his teammates efforts and making sure everybody is on the same page.
Alden Darby is the mouth, communicating every thought that enters his mind, from reads in the secondary to opinions on opponents mamas.
And Will Sutton? That should be obvious to anyone who has watched the Sun Devils defensive tackle flex, sprint and scream after he makes a tackle in the backfield. It may sound clichd, but Sutton is the heart of this defense, and when he makes a play and celebrates with unbridled passion, heavily oxygenated blood starts pumping to the rest of the unit.
We want him to get excited when he makes a play, because our defensive team draws off of that, defensive coordinator Paul Randolph said. Hes the catalyst. The love he has for the game and making plays and showing his exuberance -- it gets everybody p...