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ASU linebacker Mendoza out at least 3-4 weeks

PAYSON, Ariz. -- Sophomore Arizona State linebacker Carlos Mendoza will be sidelined at least 3-4 weeks with a knee injury, coach Todd Graham said Wednesday. It is not yet clear when Mendoza suffered the knee injury. Mendoza, in his third year at ASU, arrived for ASU's morning practice at Rumsey Park in Payson, Ariz. -- the practice was relocated from Camp Tontozona due to field...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sun Devils look to lay foundation at Camp Tontozona

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State still is more than two weeks away from its season opener, but the way coach Todd Graham sees it the road to a successful season starts near Payson, Ariz., at Camp Tontozona, the Sun Devils' mountain training ground.   "It's a rite of passage as a Sun Devil," Graham said. "There's never been a team (here) go to a Rose Bowl...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Freshman LB Calhoun impressing as he adjusts at ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. -- When asked to describe his first college practice Tuesday, freshman linebacker D.J. Calhoun fumbled at first, seemingly still processing what he'd just been through. "Fast, tempo, everything's fast," Calhoun said. "Nothing like high school. You have to listen, pay attention with your eyes and ears, especially with your eyes so you can see what...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU notes: Starting safety Ball out 3-5 weeks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State coach Todd Graham made keeping his team healthy his main objective in Saturday's scrimmage, but the Sun Devils had no such luck. Freshman safety Marcus Ball will miss an estimated three to five weeks after injuring his right shoulder in the scrimmage, leaving ASU thin at field safety for the time being. Graham said Ball won't need surgery and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mendoza fighting for a starting role

Momentum can come and go with equal quickness in college football, as ASU redshirt freshman linebacker Carlos Mendoza can attest. Rated by Scout.com as the No. 54 outside linebacker recruit in the country for the 2012 class, Mendoza came to ASU with great expectations as perhaps one of the hidden gems of head coach Todd Graham’s inaugural signing class with the Sun Devils.
Via arizonastate.scout.com
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

A year in, ASU staff sees progress in recruiting

A year ago, the Arizona State coaching staff was still scrambling. Todd Graham was less than two months in to his tenure as the Sun Devils' new football coach, and National Signing Day was imminent. Graham and his still-incomplete staff were working with very little time to assemble their first recruiting class. A year later, ASU has made significant strides in recruiting, putting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

A year in, ASU staff sees progress in recruiting

A year ago, the Arizona State coaching staff was still scrambling. Todd Graham was less than two months in to his tenure as the Sun Devils' new football coach, and National Signing Day was imminent. Graham and his still-incomplete staff were working with very little time to assemble their first recruiting class. A year later, ASU has made significant strides in recruiting, putting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils attack their way to defensive prominence

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Any time a new coaching staff installs a new defensive scheme -- let alone a complicated, hybrid one -- there is an adjustment period. But if early returns at Arizona State are any indication, the Sun Devils' defenders have adapted quickly to coach Todd Graham's attacking philosophy. "This group of guys, they've really taken to it like ducks to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

True freshmen make big impact in ASU debuts

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There was a lot to look for in Arizona State's season opener against Northern Arizona on Thursday night, but by the time ASU walked off the field with a 63-6 win, it was hard not to notice just how much the team's youth played a part in the victory. The Sun Devils played seven true freshmen in Thursday's game, including two starters, and for will continue...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

True freshmen make big impact in ASU debuts

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There was a lot to look for in Arizona State's season opener against Northern Arizona on Thursday night, but by the time ASU walked off the field with a 63-6 win, it was hard not to notice just how much the team's youth played a part in the victory. The Sun Devils played seven true freshmen in Thursday's game, including two starters, and for will continue...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Frosh LB Mendoza impresses quickly at ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The simple fact that Carlos Mendoza has earned a place in Arizona State's second team linebacker unit despite not participating in contact drills until two days ago should say plenty about the freshman, but there's more to it than that. Mendoza has made a strong impression with coaches this fall, all while limited following offseason shoulder surgery. ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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