The team worked through tackle, individual and tempo drills in front of the media.
Quarterback situation update
Manny Wilkins, who is nursing a high left ankle injury, walked through opening stretches. During the individual/tackle period he tossed the ball with a coach, but during the team tempo period, he was an observer, standing behind the offensive units.
Head coach Todd Graham said Monday the plan is to have Wilkins practice by Thursday, and that he “fully intends” on having the redshirt-sophomore available.
Freshman Dillon Sterling-Cole will make his first career start in place of Wilkins if he’s unable to play, with freshman receiver Jack Smith (former Mountain Pointe High School starting quarterback) and redshirt-sophomore safety Coltin Gerhart being prepped as emergency options.
Orr, Perry held out at practice
Cornerback Kareem Orr, who exited during the first half of the Sun Devils’ victory over UCLA, sported a brace over his right knee and had a noticeable limp. He worked on a stationary bike while on Muscle Beach.
Orr wasn’t the only starting secondary member held out.
Safety Armand Perry also worked on a stationary bike at Muscle Beach. He was wearing a sleeve over his right leg, which was padded over knee.
Linebacker Christian Sam worked on a stationary bike while on Muscle Beach, too. He hasn’t returned to the field since suffering a left ankle injury against Northern Arizona.
First Team Offense
Dillon Sterling-Cole (QB); Nick Ralston (RB); N’Keal Harry (WR), Jalen Harvey (WR), Tim White (slot); Kody Kohl (TE, H-back); Evan Goodman (LT), Steven Miller (LG), AJ McCollum (C), Zach Robertson (RG), Quinn Bailey (RT)
First Team Defense
JoJo Wicker (DL), Ami Latu (DL), Tashon Smallwood (DL); Koron Crump (LB), DJ Calhoun (LB), Salamo Fiso (LB); Maurice Chandler (BC), Gump Hayes (FC), Laiu Moeakiola (BS), Chad Adams (FS)
- Short pass incomplete
- Sterling-Cole deep pass incomplete
- Sterling-Cole incomplete Harry
- Inside run Ralston
- Sterling-Cole INT; Crump
Jack Smith (QB); Jacom Brimhall (RB); Ellis Jefferson (WR), Cameron Smith (WR), Frederick Gammage (slot); Raymond Epps (TE, H-back); Cohl Cabral (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Tyler McClure (C), Sam Jones (RG), SCOUT TEAM MEMBER (RT)
Second Team Defense
George Lea (DL), Renell Wren (DL), Christian Hill (DL); AJ Latu (LB), Khaylan Thomas (LB), Carlos Mendoza (LB); Dasmond Tautalatiasi (SPUR), Bryson Echols (BC), Robbie Robinson (FC), J’Marcus Rhodes (BS), Kyle Williams (FS)
- Smith completion short
- Smith scramble for gain
- (Missed it. Sorry, y’all.)
- Brimhall rush, TD
The unit featured Coltin Gerhart at QB, and worked on a field opposite of the first- and second-team units.