ASU’s football practice has been moved to a shortened about 40 minute viewing for media as the team prepares for their first game of the season. Here’s what we were able to cover from today’s viewing session.
Next Practice:, Wednesday, August 21 (closed practice)
Last Practice: Monday, August 19
Offense: Wide Receiver Geordon Porter
Wide Receiver Jordan Kerley and offensive lineman Jarrett Bell were not practicing today. Tight end Curtis Hodges was not observed at practice.
Linebacker Stanley Lambert is still in the green non-contact jersey as he progresses from his ACL injury last season. Lambert has continued to participate in linebacker and defensive line drills.
Safety Cam Phillips didn’t return to the bubble as he did on Monday.
What Went On
The team practiced their kick off return for most of the viewing session. Wide Receiver Ricky Pearsall, running back A.J. Carter and defensive back Jack Jones were back returning kicks.
The offensive line group, coached by Dave Christensen added a new drill for the group. They were practicing on blocking the outside rusher and blocking low to edge the rusher out of the quarterbacks way. Both first team and second team lineman took part in the drill.
Media was unable to see today's 11-on-11 session so here are the presumed first and second team depth charts.
First Team Offense
QB: Jayden Daniels
RB: Eno Benjamin
WR: Frank Darby, Kyle Williams, Brandon Aiyuk, Rickey Pearsall
TE: Tommy Hudson
OL: Cohl Cabral (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cade Cote (C), Roy Hemsley (RG), Steven Miller(RT)
First Team Defense
DL: Jermayne Lole, DJ Davidson, George Lea
LB: Khaylan Kearse-Thomas/Tyler Johnson, Merlin Robertson, Darien Butler
CB: Chase Lucas, Kobe Williams
Tillman: Evan Fields
S: Aashari Crosswell, Willie Harts
Second Team Offense
QB: Joey Yellen
RB: Isaiah Floyd, AJ Carter
WR: Andre Johnson, Ryan Newsome, Jordan Kerley
TE: Nolan Matthews
OL: LaDarius Henderson (LT), Cody Shear (LG), Dohnovan West (C), Spencer Lovell (RG), Ralph Frias (RT)
Second Team Defense
DL: Roe Wilkins, Corey Stephens, Michael Matus
LB: Stanley Lambert, Fritzny Niclasse, Elijah Doyle
CB: Jordan Clark/Keon Markham, Timarcus Davis
Tillman: Connor Soelle
S: Kejuan Markham, Alijah Gammage
*Ethan Long, Keith Davis, and Demetrious Flowers also rotated in with the first team. DJ Davidson and George Lea took reps with the first team defense as well.