I’m not gonna say there were any huge revelations watching the replay, but a few things did stick out.
- Andrew Thomas looked flat out nasty on occasion. He’s going to work out just fine, methinks.
- J. R. Reid played a great game.
- Nick Chubb’s got his quicks back. There were a couple of cuts he made that definitely harken back to his pre-injury days.
- If you want to see the textbook definition of running hard, watch Michel on his touchdown run.
- Right now, the best thing about Jake Fromm’s game is his quick release, but you also have to be impressed with how his teammates responded to a true freshman suddenly thrust into the moment.
- Best coaching moment of the day comes at the 32-minute mark, when Smart has to direct Fromm over to join his receivers on the sideline after the first score. Hilarious.
- If ASU made a mistake on offense, it was not running the option with Lamb more. For the most part, he was savvy with his reads.
- I was disappointed to see both Walker and Bellamy lose contain on the left side, leaving the defense to get gashed with big gains.
- As for the broadcast, I found Tuberville to be more lazy than awful. He does bring a fair amount of coaching insight to the booth, but it was obvious he spent almost no time on prep work. The sideline dude was awful, though.