After a surprising win against Oregon State in basketball, the Sun Devils took another blow to their roster.
Junior Trent Lockett sprained his right ankle and at this point there is no timetable for his return. Lockett was thrusts into the point guard role after the sudden dismissal of Keala King four games ago. It has been a rough adjustment, but Lockett has been arguably their best player.
If you’re looking for something to watch ASU-related this Monday night head over to Fox Sports Arizona. ASU defensive back Eddie Elder, linebacker Colin Parker, long snapper Cameron Kastl, and receiver Aaron Pflugrad will be playing in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star game at Kino Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.
Colin Parker led the team in tackling with 75 tackles. A free safety, Elder ranked fourth in tackles on the team with 66, had four pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble. Pflugrad was one of quarterback Brock Osweiler’s main receiving targets. He finished the season second in receiving yards with 665 and third in receptions with 44.
It has been one month since Todd Graham left head coaching job at Pittsburgh and accepted the head coaching job at ASU. Some would say it’s a shocker has stayed around for this long.
The reaction to Graham’s hiring was lukewarm at best. ASU fans and media are still unsure of what he will bring and if Graham will be there for the long term. In an interview with Fox Sports Arizona, Graham said he will compete for the fans support and work to rally the community once recruiting ends February 1st.
“We’re going to put a product on that field that they can be proud of with character and class.” Graham said.
“I understand that they work hard for their money. I know that there’s been a lot of frustration, but I’m going to be doing what I call speaking victory. I believe there’s great power in what we speak out of our mouth. I’m asking them to join with me and be positive, and let’s work hard to get this thing going where it needs to be.”
To check out the rest of the interview, click here.