In his first season as Arizona State's head coach, Todd Graham won over a skeptical fan base and delivered the school's first bowl victory since 2005. It wasn't easy, but putting together a worthy second act may be even tougher.
With spring practice beginning Tuesday, Graham and the Sun Devils come armed with many assets but nearly as many questions. Spring practice should answer some of those, while others will have to wait until the fall.
Chief among ASU's strengths is what it returns from a 2012 team that went 8-5 and routed Navy in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Eight starters return on each side of the ball, leaving the Sun Devils with just a few holes to fill in the starting lineup.
Headlining the returning group is consensus All-American defensive lineman Will Sutton, who chose to return to ASU for his senior season. Next to Sutton on the defensive line, Devilbacker Carl Bradford appears poised for a big 2013 season. On the other side of the ball, junior quar...