More know thy opponent, ASU edition

Rivals has a good breakdown of the Arizona State Sun Devils you can read here.

A few pertinent points:

  • The offensive line, which wasn’t much to shout about last year – only Notre Dame lost more yardage on sacks and tackles behind the line of scrimmage – looks a bit sketchy at this point.  “Both tackles and center Mike Pollak, a second-round NFL draft pick, are gone. Look for junior college transfer Tom Njunge and redshirt freshmen Garth Gerhart, Adam Tello and Matt Hustad to put pressure on some of the veterans. That the left tackle spot will be manned by a player who moved over from the defensive line in the spring has to be somewhat scary to coaches.”
  • The defense is something of a mixed bag – good ends, weak middle on the line; a couple of good players in the secondary; meh linebacking.
  • The special teams play sounds good.  “All Thomas Weber did as a redshirt freshman was convert 24 of 25 field-goal attempts and win the Lou Groza Award. He also handled punting duties. Arizona State would like to find someone else to punt, probably redshirt freshman Zach Richards. Williams will be the punt returner after averaging 9.7 yards per return last season. McGaha, Williams and Herring will vie for the vacant kick-return job.”

You’ll find the ASU depth chart at the end of the article.

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  1. ASU’s OL is just another bunch of fat Hawaiians. This game will be a Sugar Bowl style rout.