Agree to disagree, Chandler Devil


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Posted by Sun Devil P.A.T. on January 24, 20 at 12:47:38:

In Reply to: Re: Anderson . . . posted by Chadler Devil on January 24, 20 at 09:49:40:

I disagree on ASU heading south after losing to Texas Tech in the 2013 Holiday Bowl. The next season, ASU went 10-3, and beat Duke in the Sun Bowl. Now, if you want to say the program headed south after they beat Notre Dame 55-31 during the 2014 season, when they went to Oregon State and got upset by a bad OSU team, then I would agree with you.

Otherwise, we can agree to disagree on Todd Graham as a coach for ASU. I think he did a good job overall. I do think he would've been fired following the 2016 season, had he not been extended by Ray Anderson.

I will say one thing about the 2016 season, ASU was 5-1 and playing well, but had a rash of injuries, including losing 3 quarterbacks heading into the Oregon game (Bryce Perkins at Camp Tontonzona, Manny Wilkins, and Brady White). Dillon Sterling-Cole, who was supposed to red shirt in 2016, was forced to start the game at Oregon. ASU was missing 10 starters for that game due to injury, and they lost 2 more starters during the Oregon game. Not many college football teams can survive missing 12 starters. I know that's an excuse for the terrible 6 game losing streak to end the 2016 season, but ASU did have a lot of injuries. However, there is NO excuse for the performance that the team had in Tucson to end the season, when they let a bad U of A team run the ball right down their throats. Quite frankly, the defense looked like they quit on Coach Graham in the second half of that game. Go Sun Devils!

SD P.A.T.


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