So, Stangel transferred - do we care? Well, sure, since it is always nice to have depth at every position - but realistically, he had no chance to play here. He decommitted from UTEP to join ASU, but at 6'1 he just has not had the arm or size or athleticism to ever play here. He has solid accuracy, but that is about all that can be said for him.And really, one less upperclassman makes ASU all the more attractive to 2010 QB recruits.
- Highlights include: Sullivan saying its not even funny how good the offense has gotten - oh and watch out for Kyle Williams this year.
- Lauvao giving cautious optimism to the line and hinting that D Erickson met with Mack Brown and got some pointers. Weird considering Erickson is the one with more national championships...and is older...and has coached at the pro level...
- McGaha pretty much says nothing interesting.
- Davis says the depth on the team is good.
- And Nixon...says the depth is good.
Also says we have a new read-option offense. This sort of thing takes some pressure off the QB to make quick decisions - one quick read, maybe two, then you can hand it off if nothing looks good. Not sure if I am a fan of this.
East Valley Tribune checks in with Rudy as he preps for the draft.
A couple things: Rudy does not seem to think he will be drafted. He wants to switch places with Bill O'Reilly. He has never had a job. Hmm.
And finally, a spring practice round up courtesy of Ted Miller:
- Senior Danny Sullivan completed only 8 of 16 passes for 42 yards, but he didn't throw an interception as Samson Szakacsy (9 of 14 for 50 yards) and true freshman Brock Osweiler (7-14, 66 yards, two picks) did. Sullivan will enter the fall No. 1 on the depth chart, but the biggest news out of the weekend at the position was the departure of sophomore Chasen Stangel, who had fallen to No. 4. He is the second scholarship quarterback to bolt this spring, joining Jack Elway, though Elway will remain at ASU.
- How good was the Sun Devils' defense? From the Arizona Republic: "There were three interceptions (Ryan McFoy, LeQuan Lewis and Josh Jordan), a fumble recovery (Clint Floyd), seven sacks (including a pair by Jamarr Robinson), four failed fourth-down conversions and 10 punts in as one-sided a conclusion to spring practice as anyone would care to witness."
- The news wasn't all good for the defense: Defensive tackle Otis Jones tore his ACL. The redshirt freshman would have at least added depth on the defensive interior, and his loss increases the pressure for incoming freshmen Corey Adams and William Sutton to be as good as advertised.
- Ryan Bass managed a 35 yard TD run - the offenses only highlight.