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ASU knows Sun Bowl against Duke is no vacation

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State hasn't fretted over its most recent game heading into a Sun Bowl matchup against the Duke Blue Devils. There's not much point in dwelling on a Territorial Cup loss now. The Sun Devils also haven't recited the score of their Holiday Bowl loss to Texas Tech last December (it was 37-23), but the regrets openly discussed this month had to do with the lead...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU seniors bridged coaching change to find success

TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Arizona State's seniors take the field Saturday, it will be for the last time at Sun Devil Stadium. It will also represent a previous era fading further away. With 11 seniors graduating this season, the number of remaining players recruited to Tempe by former coach Dennis Erickson will dwindle to just a handful. Most of those 11 will have helped lay the foundation...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's retooled special teams a welcomed breakthrough

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Whether they were mistake-prone and minimally impactful, special teams have been an issue pretty much since the start of coach Todd Graham's tenure at Arizona State. But in a dominant win over Stanford last week, ASU finally had the special teams breakthrough it's been waiting for and put together its most complete effort in that phase under Graham. "I just think...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU keeping it simple in third shot at Stanford under Graham

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A bye week would have seemingly offered Arizona State a leg up in its preparation to play No. 23 Stanford on Saturday, but coach Todd Graham insists the Sun Devils have kept things simple. "Sometimes you tend to try to do too much stuff," Graham said at his weekly press conference Monday. "We haven't tried to do that. Obviously we're pretty familiar with them. We...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU season preview: Special teams look to improve under Patterson

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State had more than a few issues in last season's Pac-12 Championship Game loss to Stanford, but perhaps none was more glaring than special teams. They were just as bad or worse in the Holiday Bowl, and Graham hinted strongly at a looming change. That change came in the form of Keith Patterson, a longtime Graham assistant and new defensive coordinator who...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Healthy Middlebrooks seeking career revival as ASU senior

TEMPE, Ariz. -- This spring, Arizona State running back Kyle Middlebrooks has turned back the clock. From reviving his old nickname -- Sonic, a name given to him by fellow freshmen in 2010 after the video game hedgehog with blazing speed -- right on down to his old haircut, Middlebrooks is sparing no measure as he tries to rediscover his old self. Now healthy after missing all of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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