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Updated Mar 20, 2012 - 3:59 pm

ASU's Love says football practice has been 'different'

To say Arizona State Vice President of Athletics Lisa Love is impressed with the job new football coach Todd Graham has done would be an understatement.

"It's different, it's different," Love told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf about what she's noticed about Graham's first spring practices. "I will tell you, even being out at practice, just because of the energy that Coach Graham and his staff insist upon from his team."

Love said everything Graham has talked about since being hired on December 14, 2011, has come true.

"Speed, discipline, insistent on his teaching with a strong emphasis on '20 percent get in their business and get it right, and 80 percent really positive' all that's quite prevalent in practice," she said. "Even when I go from field to field and watch practice, just because of the speed with which they coach I find myself walking faster."

Love said it's a "very invigorating environment" and that many fans, media and former players have come out to see what the new coaching staff is all about.

"It is different and it is fun," Love added.

Soon the excitement will give way to expectations, as the games will start and results will matter. Until then, though, sounds like the new coach has the full support of his boss.


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