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ASU Football: Practice report No. 24

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Rainy weather forced the Sun Devils to practice in the bubble.

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Due to the remnants of Hurricane Rosa affecting much of Arizona, the Sun Devils were forced to practice inside on Tuesday morning. The forecast for Boulder, Colorado anticipates a cold, rainy game day on Saturday.

Last practice: Wednesday, September 26

Next practice: Wednesday October 3

Music

Function (E-40 feat. YG) Outside Today (YoungBoy Never Broke Again)

Injury Update

Casey Tucker returned to action working with the first-team offense at left tackle. Tucker missed last weekend’s game against Oregon State.

Jay Jay Wilson was not dressed for practice as he remains out with a lower body injury.

Malik Lawal was dressed but didn’t participate with the first team during 11-on-11 drills. Lawal was doing push ups by the training staff during practice.

What went on?

Tuesday’s practice was the first time that ASU used their pitchfork decal on the helmet.

The offensive line was able to return back to full strength with the return of Casey Tucker. The main drills run by the offensive line were run blocking techniques, which included incorporating the tight ends.

The linebackers worked on shedding initial blocks and then tackling their opponents in the backfield. With two players from the unit missing practice, the group was forced to incorporate players from the scout team for drills.

The quarterbacks and wide receivers worked on route running together and going through easy throws at about half speed.

The Sun Devil secondary continued to work on covering routes and footwork while practicing intercepting passes to work on their hands.

In the 11-on-11 drills, the offense struggled early. Cohl Cabral botched a couple of snaps early as plays were blown dead before they could develop. There was also a false start penalty called on the offense, caused by the defense.

Wilkins did find some success later in the drill, as he hit both Frank Darby and Brandon Aiyuk for deep passes later in the segment. Jalen Harvey also knocked a pass away that was intended for Kyle Williams and almost intercepted the pass.

First-team Offense

QB: Manny Wilkins

RB: Eno Benjamin, Isaiah Floyd

WR: N’Keal Harry, Kyle Williams, Brandon Aiyuk/Frank Darby

TE: Tommy Hudson

OL: Casey Tucker (LT), Alex Loyosa (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Steven Miller (RG), Quinn Bailey (RT)

Second-team Offense

QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole

RB: Trelon Smith, A.J. Carter

WR: Ryan Newsome, Terrell Chatman, Curtis Hodges

TE: Jared Bubak

OL: Tyson Rising (LT), Roy Hemsley (LG), Cade Cote (C), Jarrett Bell (RG), Spencer Lovell (RT)

First-team Defense

DL: Shannon Forman, Renell Wren, Jalen Bates

LB: Merlin Robertson, Kyle Soelle, Darien Butler

CB: Chase Lucas, Kobe Williams

Tillman: Jalen Harvey

S: Aashari Crosswell, Demonte King

Second-team Defense

DL: Darius Slade, George Lea,

LB: Kyle Soelle, Khylan Kearse-Thomas, Koron Crump

CB: Dominique Harrison, Terin Adams

Tillman: Cam Phillips

S: Langston Frederick, Cody French

For more updates and video from Tuesday’s practice, follow @Alec_Henden on Twitter.