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ASU Football: Practice Report (12/17)

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Sun Bowl preparations continue

Oregon v Arizona State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona State Sun Devils have continued their Sun Bowl preparations, as they prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles on New Years Eve.

Last Practice: Monday, December 16

Next Practice: Thursday, December 19

Injury Update

Offensive lineman Steven Miller and Ralph Frias watched practice from the sidelines as they worked on rehab. Injuries haven't been announced but the two were putting in work to get back onto the field.

Freshman safety Connor Soelle joined the two offensive lineman as he continued to work with trainers.

What Went On

New offensive coordinator Zak Hill was in attendance as Herm Edwards called over the new play caller to watch the team.

With Brandon Aiyuk and Eno Benjamin skipping the bowl game to focus on the NFL Draft, the offense still had key players to focus on. Wide receiver Kyle Williams continued to take carries as the primary running back with A.J. Carter right beside him.

The wide receiver crew stayed the same from yesterday’s practice report. They all had a chance to showcase themselves for playing time in the bowl game and next season.

Ethan Long took second team reps with Joey Yellen announcing his decision to enter the transfer portal and play elsewhere.

The first portion of individual work was focused on the running backs. With Benjamin gone, Williams and Carter shared the reps in the running game.

In portions of the individual drills, Jayden Daniels threw the ball to the tight ended and running backs in different sequences. All three tight ends: Tommy Hudson, Curtis Hodges and Nolan Matthews received reps. Williams, Carter and Demetrious Flowers took reps in the running back role.

In one session of the viewing, the wide receivers and defensive backs worked on one-on-one routes. The defensive backs didn't give up much on the deep balls and junior cornerback Jack Jones made sure the receivers knew. Jones and junior receiver Brandon Pierce chirped back and forth as Jones wanted Pierce to go against him when he was in the drill.

Seen depth chart:

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

QB: Jayden Daniels

RB: Kyle Williams, A.J. Carter

FB: Case Hatch

WR: Frank Darby, Kyle Williams, Geordon Porter

TE: Tommy Hudson

OL: LT LaDarius Henderson, LG Alex Losoya, C Cohl Cabral, RG Dohnovan West, RT Roy Hemsley

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE

QB: Ethan Long

RB: Demetrious Flowers, Kyle Williams, Ryan Newsome

WR: Ricky Pearsall, Andre Johnson, Brandon Pierce, Jordan Kerley, Ryan Newsome, Keith Davis

TE: Curtis Hodges, Nolan Matthews

OL: LT Spencer Lovell, LG Jarrett Bell, C Cody Shear, RG Cade Cote, RT Ben Scott

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

DL: Roe Wilkins, D.J. Davidson, Jermayne Lole

LB: Merlin Robertson, Darien Butler, Khaylan Kearse-Thomas

CB: Chase Lucas, Kobe Williams

Tillman: Evan Fields

SAF: Aashari Crosswell, Cam Phillips

SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE

DL: Stephon Wright, T.J. Pesefea, Shannon Forman

LB: Tyler Johnson, Elijah Juarez, Kyle Soelle

CB: Jack Jones, Timarcus Davis

Tillman: Darien Cornay

SAF: Willie Harts, Kejuan Markham