TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State co-defensive coordinator Keith Patterson said he does not expect junior starting nose tackle Jaxon Hood to play Saturday when the No. 9 Sun Devils host No. 10 Notre Dame. Speaking after Wednesday's practice, Patterson declined to give a reason for Hood's absence. "That's between him and coach," Patterson said. Coach Todd Graham is not available to the...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State safety Marcus Ball practiced Tuesday without restrictions for the first time since injuring his shoulder in a preseason scrimmage just over a year ago, and ASU says he is "close to being cleared" for games. "We think he's ready to go," ASU coach Todd Graham said. "He needs to get in shape, he needs to knock the rust off, and he's got to compete to play...
CAMP TONTOZONA, Ariz. -- Arizona State junior defensive tackle Jaxon Hood reported to camp Thursday after missing 12 days to deal with personal issues. Hood, ASU's most experienced defensive player, joined the team for its morning practice at Camp Tontozona but mostly did conditioning work as he gets in shape and goes through the NCAA-mandated five-day acclimatization period. Hood...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- De'Marieya Nelson's move to defense has been the talk of camp so far for Arizona State, and on Saturday coach Todd Graham said the move was unlike anything he's ever tried. On Monday, though, Graham seemed to back off the move, suggesting Nelson may not play as much at the hybrid Devil-backer position as previously planned. "Ideally, what we would like to have happen...
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