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...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Todd Graham has preached discipline since the first day on the job as Arizona State's head football coach.
The constant harping has already had an impact.
In the first two games of Graham's tenure, ASU has demonstrated a 180-degree change from the undisciplined teams that had become the norm during the past few seasons.
"From practice to the pregame...
High Octane may have been phrase foreign to ASU before Todd Graham's arrival, but it's an attitude that Alden Darby has been exhibiting since he was true freshman. Devils Digest talked to the safety about his leadership role and the new culture the Sun Devils have embraced.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- In his first media day as Arizona State's head coach Saturday, Todd Graham fielded question after question about his famed "High Octane" offense and the pieces that make it up, much like he has since arriving.
As potent and exciting as Graham and his staff imagine ASU's new offense to be, though, just as much is expected of an aggressive, adaptive...
For two years Alden Darby has served as the quintessential utility player for the Sun Devil defense, starting out as a safety his freshman year before being used at corner and linebacker last season. Despite the constant changes though, he's managed to become a mainstay in the Arizona State lineup.