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ASU Football: Tuesday’s practice notebook

Hint: not a bad day for Blake Barnett.

Photo taken by Jacob Franklin/

TEMPE — The Arizona State Sun Devils practiced in full pads and helmets on Tuesday at the Kajikawa practice fields, as they ran through stretches, ball security tackle, tempo and 11-on-11 drills.

Last practice: Monday, Aug. 14

Next practice: Wednesday, Aug. 16

Music: Livin’ It Up (Ja Rule), Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)

Weather: 91 degrees, 21 percent humidity



Green (limited, no tackling)

DeMonte King, Ryan Jenkins, Curtis Hodges, Brady White, Jalen Bates

Muscle Beach (Did not participate in tempo drills)

Evan Fields, Zach Robertson, Jordan Hoyt, Ceejhay French-Love, Nick Ralston, Ryan Jenkins, Jeremy Smith

First-Team Offense

QB: Manny Wilkins

RB: Demario Richard, Kalen Ballage

WR: N’Keal Harry, Jalen Harvey, Ryan Newsome

OL: Cohl Cabral, Sam Jones, A.J. McCollum, Steven Miller, Quinn Bailey

Second-Team Offense

QB: Blake Barnett

RB: Eno Benjamin, Trelon Smith

WR: Terell Chatman, Kyle Williams, John Humphrey

OL: Tyson Rising, Cade Cote, Tyler McClure, Alex Losoya, Mason Walter

First-Team Defense

DL: JoJo Wicker, Tashon Smallwood, *Alani Latu & Shannon Forman split time

LB: Deion Guignard, Koron Crump, D.J. Calhoun

SPUR: J’Marcus Rhodes

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

Second-Team Defense

DL: George Lea, Dougladson Subtyl, Renell Wren

LB: Abraham Thompson, Khaylan Thomas, Christian Sam

SPUR: Marcus Ball

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

Drills: RB vs. LB open space

The linebacking corps struggled taking down ASU’s running backs, including Mark “Goose” Cosgrove, who scored two touchdowns during the drill. Khaylan Thomas and Christian Sam looked good, but the rest of the unit was up and down.

11-on-11 Rundown

Wilkins: Richard was handed the ball for the first three plays, as he sliced through defenders and gained about five yards on his first run. He then managed to break into the open field through the defense for about six yards, but was stopped by a whistle to begin the next play. Richard was finally stopped about a yard in front of the line of scrimmage on his last run. Ballage then took a screen pass and juked out a defender, as he saw nothing but the end zone in front of him but was halted by a whistle. Harvey received a short pass at about the line of scrimmage where he was immediately stopped by a defender.

Barnett: Smith carried the ball for three yards before he was stopped. Humphrey then caught a screen pass where he bolted for about six yards. Then, Barnett dropped back and launched about a 25-yard long ball to 5-foot-8 senior running back Jacom Brimhall who caught it and raced down the field untouched into the end zone. Barnett ran the ball for the next play to the right side of the field for about six yards before he was touched. On his last play, Barnett unloaded again, but this time to Humphrey. The pass was well defended by Paul Lucas and fell incomplete.

Head Coach Todd Graham’s comments

If you’re on a computer, watch the video here.

Head Coach Todd Graham speaks

Posted by House of Sparky on Tuesday, August 15, 2017