With the conclusion of Saturday night’s practice, ASU is now halfway done with spring practice.
Last practice: Friday, February 15
Next practice: Tuesday, February 19
Limited participate: LB Darien Butler
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, LB Merlin Robertson, LB Stanley Lambert, LB Tyler Johnson, DL George Lea
What went on:
Early in practice, the team was working on kickoff return when head coach Herm Edwards tried to force a fumble on returner Geordon Porter, Edwards was yelling at Porter as he finished the play that he was just making sure the ball was tucked in.
With linebackers Darien Butler and Merlin Robertson with small injuries, Edwards said they were held out for precaution, even though Butler forced his way on to the field for some 7-on-7 action. Case Hatch and Kyle Soelle filled in with the first team. ASU also displayed a 2-4-5 look, as defensive coordinator mentioned earlier in the week the team would give two defensive linemen looks. On some plays during 11-on-11s, Soelle, Hatch, Ely Doyle and Khaylan Kearse-Thomas were all on the field.
Ethan Long had a rough stretch of 7-on-7s were he went 2 for 6, one of his passes floated like a duck and was nearly intercepted by cornerback Timarcus Davis. However, a Dillion Sterling-Cole pass went off of wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk and was intercepted by defensive back Aashari Crosswell.
Sterling-Cole made up for it with with his 7-on-7 performance inside the red zone. He hit wide receiver Kyle Williams over the middle in a tight window for a touchdown. He made sure everyone knew as Sterling-Cole let his emotions out.
Long and Jayden Daniels took the majority of the snaps for the quarterbacks on Saturday, but there wasn’t a ton of throws for them. The running back was more of the focus, there were also a few mishandled handoff exchanges and dropped passes from receivers.
QB: Jayden Daniels/Ethan Long
RB: Eno Benjamin/Isaiah Floyd
WR: Brandon Aiyuk, Frank Darby, Kyle Williams, Angel Ruiz
TE: Tommy Hudson
OL: Roy Hemsley (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Cade Cote (RG), Steven Miller (RT)
DL: Jermayne Lole, Shannon Forman, Michael Matus, Corey Stephens
LB: Khaylan Kearse-Thomas, Case Hatch, Kyle Soelle, Ely Doyle
CB: Timarcus Davis, Kobe Williams
Tillman: Aashari Crosswell
S: Evan Fields, Cam Phillips
QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole/Joey Yellen
RB: A.J. Carter/Tavian Gould
WR: Geordon Porter, C.J. Jarmon, Tannor Park, Paul Lucas
TE: Jared Bubak
OL: Ralph Frias (LT), Dohnovan West (LG), Jarrett Bell (C), Marco Salas (RG), Kyle Breed(RT)
Note: The second team D-Line and linebackers just rotated in with the first team.
CB: Chase Lucas, Terin Adams
Tillman: Tyler Whiley (Only in 7-on-7s)
S: K.J. Jarrell, Langston Frederick