All four quarterbacks saw action, but it was the running backs that got the most work.
Last practice: Wednesday, February 13
Next practice: Saturday, February 16
Of ASU’s regular starters, linebacker Merlin Robertson and left tackle Zach Robertson each worked on the side during practice and didn’t participate in drills.
Others who didn’t participate in drills, but were in attendance: DT D.J. Davidson, LB Tyler Johnson, LB Stanley Lambert, WR Ryan Newsome, CB Dominique Harrison, WR Brandon Aiyuk, TE Mark Walton
What went on:
While it was primarily Dillon Sterling-Cole and Joey Yellen getting the reps on Friday night, Jayden Daniels and Ethan Long got some work on 7-on-7’s as well.
But it was primarily junior running back Eno Benjamin and the other running backs that were given the ball throughout practice. Benjamin did a good job of finding holes and would’ve been able to break off some long runs had the defense been allowed to tackle him.
Wide receiver Frank Darby made the highlight of the night when he made an impressive one-handed catch on the far sideline over Timarcus Davis.
Though recently demoted to the second team defense, Chase Lucas was very active and vocal throughout practice. Lucas was returning punts throughout all special team drills and was proud of his punt returning prowess.
Sterling-Cole struggled to get much going when he threw the ball, and even fumbled the ball after receiving pressure from Khaylan Kearse-Thomas in his face. But he did show a strong command of the huddle and was cheering on his fellow teammates.
Yellen looked more in control, including dropping the dime to Darby in drills. During work against the entire defense, he did a nice job of finding open receivers and showed an ability to navigate in the pocket and step up to make throws.
QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole/Joey Yellen
RB: Eno Benjamin/Isaiah Floyd
WR: Frank Darby, Geordon Porter, Paul Lucas
TE: Tommy Hudson
OL: Roy Hemsley (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Cade Cote (RG), Steven Miller (RT)
DL: Jermayne Lole, Shannon Forman, George Lea
LB: Darien Butler, Case Hatch, Khaylan Kearse-Thomas
CB: Kobe Williams, Timarcus Davis
Tillman: Evan Fields
S: Aashari Crosswell, Cam Phillips
QB: Jayden Daniels/Ethan Long
RB: A.J. Carter/Tavian Gould
WR: Keith Davis, C.J. Jarmon, Tannor Park
TE: Jared Bubak
OL: Ralph Frias (LT), Dohnovan West (LG), Jarrett Bell (C), Marco Salas (RG), Kyle Breed (RT)
DL: Michael Matus, Corey Stephens, George Lea
LB: Kyle Soelle, Case Hatch, Ely Doyle
CB: Chase Lucas, Darien Cornay
Tillman: Langston Frederick
S: K.J. Jarrell, Alijah Gammage