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ASU Football: Notebook from Thursday’s practice

Thursday (morning) football.

Photo taken by Jacob Franklin/

TEMPE — The Arizona State Sun Devils conducted its fourth practice of the week at the Kajikawa practice fields in helmets and full pads before two NFL scouts on Thursday morning.

The Sun Devils performed stretches, open-field tackling, ball security and tempo drills.

Last practice: Wednesday, Aug. 9

Next practice: Scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 11

Weather: 97 degrees, 29 percent humidity

Music: Classic Man (Jidenna) Do it right (Estudios Talback)

Head Coach Todd Graham’s comments

HC Todd Graham

Posted by House of Sparky on Thursday, August 10, 2017


Green (Limited, no tackling)

Jalen Bates, Brady White, Langston Frederick, Evan Fields, DeMonte King

Muscle Beach (Sat out during tempo drills)

Nick Ralston, A.J. Latu, Ryan Jenkins, Curtis Hodges, Zach Robertson, Jamie Diaz, Jordan Hoyt

First-Team Offense

QB: Manny Wilkins

RB: Kalen Ballage, Demario Richard

TE: Jay Jay Wilson

WR: N’keal Harry, John Humphrey, Jalen Harvey (Slot)

OL: Cohl Cabral (LT), Sam Jones (LG) , A.J. McCollum (C), Steven Miller (RG), Quinn Bailey(LT)

Second-Team Offense

QB: Blake Barnett

RB: Eno Benjamin, Trelon Smith

WR: Terrell Chatman, Ryan Newsome, Kyle Williams (Slot)

OL: Mason Walter (LT) Connor Humphreys (LG), Tyler McClure (C), Alex Losoya (RG), Mason Walter (RT)

First-Team Defense

DL: JoJo Wicker, Tashon Smallwood, George Lea

LB: Christian Sam, Koron Crump, D.J. Calhoun

SPUR: J’Marcus Rhodes

DB: Joey Bryant, Kobe Williams, Dasmond Tautalatasi, Chad Adams

Second-Team Defense

DL: Shannon Forman, Dougladson Subtyl, D.J. Davidson

LB: Abraham Thompson, Khaylan Thomas, Kyle Soelle

SPUR: Marcus Ball

DB: Darien Cornay, Ty Thomas, Chase Lucas, K.J. Jarrell


The Los Angeles Chargers and Cleveland Browns each had a scout at practice. On Wednesday, the Sun Devils saw a scout from the Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texas each.

11-on-11 Rundown

Wilkins: 1. A false start was called on Bailey, an offensive lineman. Ballage then carried to ball and stuttered until he found an open hole that gave him about ive yards. 3. Humphrey was awarded a sweep where he gained about three yards. 4. Richard was hit hard by Lea and fell in the backfield for a loss of a yard. 5. Wilkins unloaded for about a 40 yard pass to Humphrey. The pass was a little underthrown, but Hunphrey appeared to be open before Williams jumped on him and was called for pass interference. 6. Ballage was thrown a screen paaa and tackled just before the line of scrimmage. 7. Wilkins pitched it to Ballage and he gained about four yards.

Barnett: 1. Barnett turned and threw a screen pass to Chatman. Chatman bolted up the field beside the sideline for nearly 15 yards. 2. Smith then ran the ball for about five yards. 3. Smith was awarded an inside handoff where he notched about four yards. 4. Smith was given the ball for third time stratight, but this time was stopped after two yards.

*Media was asked to exit after Barnett’s fourth play during 11-on-11 drills.