Even Sparky has had enough. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
I haven't written anything on this site for six days. In fansite time, that is an eternity. In truth, it doesn't feel like it was long enough.
The Sun Devils thoroughly embarrassed me against Boise State. Alone on my parent's couch in Vermont, it felt like my pants dropped on stage in front of a crowd of thousands.
This was a team I vouched for on a daily basis. "No guys, it's different this year. The Devils are ready!" I was all too happy to declare to anyone who would listen.
At the end of the day, they are just as bad as they've always been, finishing with a worse record in 2011 than in 2010 (which seemed blasphemous after the USC game). I need some time off from the Sun Devils, and thankfully I can have it. Here's to 2012 and Todd Graham.
Here are your lunchtime links in ASU land:
Arizona State loses another football recruit - Los Angeles Preps Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
The coaching change at Arizona State claimed another Inland Empire recruit last week. Chaparral outside linebacker C.J. Dozier has de-committed from the Sun Devils, according to the recruiting publication, Scout.com.
Wired Devils: Sun Devils' future non-conference opponents
A good look at what the future holds for the Devils.
New ASU coaches making progress recruiting in Arizona
Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell was given the go-ahead to begin recruiting at 11 a.m. on Dec. 16. By 4 p.m., he already had visited four high schools -- Scottsdale Chaparral, Scottsdale Saguaro, Chandler Hamilton and Chandler High.