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ASU Football: Spring Practice Report (2/13)

Three picks for the defense

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Ethan Long and Jayden Daniels led the offense in Wednesday’s practice.

Last practice: Tuesday, February 12

Next practice: Friday, February 15

Injury update

Langston Frederick and Merlin Robertson returned to practice after missing Tuesday’s practice. Frederick participated fully, while Robertson worked on the side.

Not present: LB Tyler Johnson, WR Kyle Williams, TE Curtis Hodges

Worked off to the side: WR Ryan Newsome, DL D.J. Davidson, RB Demetrious Flowers, OT Zach Robertson, WR John Humphrey, OT Spencer Lovell, , DL Mark Walton, CB Dominique Harrison, WR Keith Davis, LB Merlin Robertson, CB Terin Adams.

What went on:

Jayden Daniels and Ethan Long each had impressive days for the most part. Daniels looked like he’d been an ASU a lot longer than a few weeks. He kept hitting wide receivers in stride, one particular went to receiver Frank Darby, who ran through a group of defenders for a potential long play. Daniels also continued to showcase his ability to throw on the run in general. In one-on-one drills Daniels also dropped a fantastic pass to wide receiver Geordon Porter on a deep ball.

Long showed a lot better timing and accuracy with certain comeback routes. For the most part he continued to show progress until the last session of seven-on-sevens. Long threw a pass behind tight end Jared Bubak, Bubak got a hand on it, but tipped it into the air and it fell into the arms of cornerback Timarcus Davis.

Cornerback Chase Lucas then started his big day after Davis’ pick. Lucas read a short pass from Long to running back Paul Lucas. Offensive coordinator Rob Likens was yelling at (we believe) wide receiver Tyerell Baldonado-Kaelopu to get more of a ‘pick’ on Lucas before he read the play. Lucas picked another ball off near the sideline, and safety Tyler Whiley said, “we got three over here.”

Defensive coordinator celebrated with Lucas. He also praised Ely Doyle for a play he read easily on a screen pass, Doyle continues to make the transition from defensive back to linebacker.


First-team offense:

QB: Jayden Daniels/Ethan Long

RB: Eno Benjamin/Isaiah Floyd

WR: Brandon Aiyuk, Frank Darby, Paul Lucas, Keith Davis

TE: Tommy Hudson

OL: Roy Hemsley (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Cade Cote (RG), Steven Miller (RT)

First-team defense

DL: Jermayne Lole, Shannon Forman, George Lea

LB: Khaylan Kearse-Thomas, Case Hatch, Darien Butler

CB: Timarcus Davis, Kobe Williams

Tillman: Aashari Crosswell

S: Evan Fields, Cam Phillips

Second-team offense

QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole/Joey Yellan

RB: A.J. Carter/Tavian Gould

WR: Geordon Porter, C.J. Jarmon, Tannor Park, Tyerell Baldonado-Kaelopu

TE: Jared Bubak

OL: Ralph Frias (LT), Dohnovan West (LG), Jarrett Bell (C), Marco Salas (RG), Kyle Breed (RT)

Second-team defense

DL: Michael Matus, Corey Stephens, George Lea

LB: Ely Doyle, Case Hatch, Kyle Soelle

CB: Chase Lucas, Darien Cornay

Tillman: Tyler Whiley (Only in 7-on-7s)

S: K.J. Jarrell, Alijah Gammage, Langston Frederick