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ASU Football: Camp notes from practice 8/8

ASU Football: Camp notes from practice 8/8

Zac BonDurant A practice of peaks and valleys Shoulder pads were an addition late last week, and if the energy brought to the Kajikawa Fields in just shells was high, full-contact practices should be fun to watch. The pads cracked, and tensions rose for a productive first day of week two. Similar looks on the offensive line Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh’s group continues to evolve day-by-day. Most recently, ASU snagged juco transfer Danny Valenzuela, a 20-year-old center who adds his name to the competition with Ben Scott and Joey Ramos. Des Holmes looks to be...
Aug 8, 2022
ASU Football: Post-practice clips from Monday

ASU Football: Post-practice clips from Monday

Mark Henle/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK Week two Herm Edwards Emory Jones Joey Ramos Nesta Jade Silvera Robby Harrison
Aug 8, 2022
Monday Mailbag: Early fall camp reactions, wrestling, thoughts on Natasha Adair

Monday Mailbag: Early fall camp reactions, wrestling, thoughts on Natasha Adair

Lauren Roberts/Salisbury Daily Times / USA TODAY NETWORK More to life than just pigskin Time is the healer of all wounds, and the answer to most questions. There are infinite unsolved queries on the gridiron, and new faces across Sun Devil Athletics who will make a name for themselves over the next year. In the meantime, here are the answers to some of those burning questions as the collegiate sports dead-period winds down. Should ASU refuse to play USC or UCLA in any sport as a consequence if they’re leaving the conference, or should we continue to schedule them for...
Aug 6, 2022
Submit your questions for Monday Mailbag

Submit your questions for Monday Mailbag

Camp edition Game one for ASU football against Northern Arizona is under a month away, and fall sports will be heating up soon. Please leave your questions for this week’s Monday Mailbag in the comments. Two questions per commenter, and some may roll over into another edition.
Aug 5, 2022
ASU Football: Clips from practice 8/5

ASU Football: Clips from practice 8/5

Zac BonDurant Day two brought the heat, literally Practice Clips Defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson Offensive coordinator Glenn Thomas
Aug 4, 2022
Gallery: Photos from day one of fall camp

Gallery: Photos from day one of fall camp

Zac BonDurant Back in helmets
Aug 3, 2022
ASU Football: Fall camp introduction, Emory Jones, strong defense and more from day one

ASU Football: Fall camp introduction, Emory Jones, strong defense and more from day one

Photo of Emory Jones by Zac BonDurant, House of Sparky A standard first practice shortened by weather The first day of fall practices was fairly typical, and slightly condensed due to storm concerns, but it also gave us the first look at Emory Jones in an ASU helmet, and the other 42 new players to the program. Players were only in helmets Wednesday, but we were treated to an extended 11-on-11 segment that offered some new insights into the depth chart. Below are House of Sparky’s general observations and quotes-of-the-day from the post-practice media session. Herm...
Aug 2, 2022
ASU Football: Video gallery from newcomer media day

ASU Football: Video gallery from newcomer media day

One day until camp Some players were available to update us on their progress since the spring, while others spoke to the media for the first time as Sun Devils. Below are some of the highlights from newcomer media day with ASU Football. Emory Jones Paul Tyson X Valladay Messiah Swinson Joey Ramos Dylan Hall From Monday’s coaches’ media day
Aug 1, 2022
ASU Football: Notes and takeaways from coaches’ media day.

ASU Football: Notes and takeaways from coaches’ media day.

Zac BonDurant An afternoon with the coaching staff It is officially fall camp week for ASU football, and the second of three media days answered a few questions and offered some new insights into the program before the team’s first practice on Wednesday. Herm Edwards, coordinators Glenn Thomas and Donnie Henderson, analyst Marvin Lewis and all position coaches spoke to the media Monday. Below are House of Sparky’s main takeaways and other news from the afternoon session. Quarterback is still TBD, but one name dominated the conversation Nobody in the press...
Jul 19, 2022
ASU Football: 2022 (potential) depth chart breakdown, defense edition

ASU Football: 2022 (potential) depth chart breakdown, defense edition

Zac BonDurant Breaking down the defensive side of the ball, and the question marks that stand after the spring A sign of any strong defense, Arizona State produced three draft picks from its starting unit last season, with another signing an undrafted free agent deal. Pair that with the departure of defensive coordinator Antonio Pierce, and the Sun Devils have big holes to fill defensively in 2022. Even with all that, the defense is expected to carry the heaviest load among the three phases. ASU is simply more talented on defense than on offense. House of Sparky...
Jul 16, 2022
ASU Football’s Four to Flourish in 2022-2023: Messiah Swinson

ASU Football’s Four to Flourish in 2022-2023: Messiah Swinson

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Annual Tight End Talk Every year, ASU fans begrudgingly indulge in hype talks around the next Sun Devil tight end(s). You know, ASU hasn’t had a dominant tight end since Zach Miller in 2006...is a numbing talking point that is loaded into every Sun Devil fan’s playbook each August. And as it gets more robotic and methodical every year, it also rings truer than the last. Curtis Hodges was the latest tight end to leave the program for the NFL, signing an undrafted free agent contract with the Washington Commanders. Hodges (20...
Jul 12, 2022
ASU Football’s Four to Flourish in 2022-2023: Merlin Robertson

ASU Football’s Four to Flourish in 2022-2023: Merlin Robertson

Zac BonDurant What can a strong finish to a solid college career do for one of Tempe’s favorites from the last five years? A lot has happened since Merlin Robertson won Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2018. The peaks and valleys of ASU football are well-documented, but lost in translation is one of the finest defensive prospects Tempe has seen in the last decade. Yes, Robertson is held in a high-regard among fans. But the general sentiment is that his production fell off since 2018, when in reality, the numbers resemble more of a plateau. Expectations were...