Thanks for the story link.

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Posted by Big Ron on June 09, 20 at 09:50:26:

In Reply to: Experience of 4 ASU players transferring posted by 80 Devil on June 09, 20 at 08:20:33:

There are some noteworthy statements within the story.

This is the definition of a Lost Boy -
After being recruited as a linebacker, Ralston switched to running back, spending his first three years at ASU there. He was then moved back to linebacker following the 2017 season, but the back-and-forth movement took a toll.

Rumors of Graham losing relationships with his squad might have been wrong or overstated -
During his process, Sleep-Dalton received help from Todd Graham, his former head coach at ASU, who had been fired the day after the 2017 regular season had ended.
“He reached out and spoke to me numerous times about what he could do and that he’d reach out to schools for me,” Sleep-Dalton.

I have been criticized for accusing the ASU administration of degenerating football to generic program. But compare the ASU game day experience to Iowa -
“There was probably 70,000 people tailgating in and around the stadium,” [Sleep-Dalton] said. “All the roads are closed down. The whole town is closed down. When you get to the front of the stadium, there’s another five or six thousand people waiting there creating a wall for us to walk through. It was just insane.”

What will ASU learn? How will ASU change? -
Even though they all felt compelled to leave Tempe, each of the four look back on their years at Arizona State fondly. . . . “If I was a recruit all over again, I would sign to ASU every single time,” Lawal said. “If I could go back and Herm just came in and I was a senior in high school, I’d definitely go to ASU.”

Flushing coaching staffs and systems every 4 years seems to create the instability that feeds the transfer portal.

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