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  • Sun Devils add Chris Thomsen to coaching staff

    Todd Graham has wasted little time in filling out his coaching staff, as the new ASU boss added former Division II Abilene Christian coach Chris Thomsen to his staff. Thomsen posted a 51-21 record over seven seasons with the school and won the Lone Star Conference South Division Coach of the Year award four times. […]
  • Graham names Chris Ball as co-defensive coordinator

    Newly hired Arizona State head coach Todd Graham continued to fill out his coaching staff on Friday, naming Chris Ball as his co-defensive coordinator. Ball, 45, has been on the staff at Washington State for the past three seasons, serving as assistant head coach, co- defensive coordinator and safeties coach. In 2011, Ball’s WSU defense […]
  • Graham not worried about being ASU’s first choice

    First, Arizona State was interested in Houston coach Kevin Sumlin. Then, apparently, they wanted SMU coach June Jones. Tuesday they “settled” for Pittsburgh coach Todd Graham, and some have wondered how he might feel about not being ASU’s “first choice.” Follow @theAdamGreen
  • Another national writer has strong words against Graham

    Locally, the reaction to Arizona State’s hiring of Todd Graham has been indifferent, with many unsure simply because they don’t know who he is. Nationally, though, the reaction has been far more precise: angry. There has been a lot said and written about the way Graham left Pittsburgh for Tempe after just one year, with […]
  • Deantre Lewis is behind his new coach

    A new coach coming to town can summon a vast array of emotions from current players. Will they fit the new schemes? Will they get along with a guy they’ve never met? Will he bring winning football? At least one Sun Devil isn’t concerned. In fact, running back Deantre Lewis tweeted about his new coach […]
  • Todd Graham introduced as ASU head coach

    Seventeen days after Dennis Erickson was fired by Arizona State, the search for a new coach came to an end on Wednesday. Todd Graham, who spent the 2011 season as the head coach at the University of Pittsburgh, was introduced at a press conference in Tempe presided over by ASU president Michael Crow and to […]
  • One of Graham’s former players bashes coach on Twitter

    Coaching changes are rarely a black and white issue, with clean breaks being made and everyone living happily ever after. So, while Arizona State is excited to bring Todd Graham to Tempe, there’s a school in Pittsburgh upset that their coach of just one year has already left. The frustration could not be anymore evident […]
  • Noel Mazzone leaves Arizona State for UCLA

    The fallout from the Todd Graham hire has begun, as offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone has left ASU for a job at UCLA. According to CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman, it’s another good hire for Jim Mora. Mazzone has been in Tempe since 2010, and oversaw an offense that scored 33.9 points per game, which ranked 25th […]
  • Job hopper? ESPN insider has concerns with Todd Graham at ASU

    Todd Graham informed his players, via a text message to his assistant athletic director, that he was leaving for Tempe. The Arizona State job will be Graham’s fourth stop since 2006, as he coached at Rice in 2006, Tulsa from 2007-2010 and Pittsburgh in 2011. A vagabond, of sorts, there are concerns about his history […]
  • Todd Graham’s text to Pitt players

    Included in the whirlwind of news surrounding Todd Graham leaving the University of Pittsburgh to accept the job at Arizona State, it was also learned that Graham notified his team that he was leaving via text message. CBS Pittsburgh printed the text, the body of which is included below: I have resigned my position at […]
  • Sun Devils find their coach, hire Todd Graham

    Arizona State’s search for a new football coach finally came to an end Wednesday, as multiple reports say Pittsburgh coach Todd Graham is heading to Tempe. “Criteria for our head coach was established, and the word that was at the forefront of discussions was `energy’…energy towards promoting our program in the community and with former […]
  • Decision on ASU’s next coach not up to Love, Patterson?

    On November 29th Arizona State Vice President of Athletics Lisa Love told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo that it was her job to find the school’s next football coach. On December 14th, Arizona Sports 620’s Paul Calvisi tweeted that Love and COO Steve Patterson’s influence on the decision is now, well, relatively nil. “I’m […]
  • ASU’s Jamal Miles gets postseason honor

    There hasn’t been much good news around the Arizona State football program in the last couple of months, but there was a glimmer of positivity on Tuesday. Junior do-everything player Jamal Miles received 4th Team All-American honors as a kick returner from PhilSteele.com. Miles ranked 2nd in the Pac-12 in kickoff returns, averaging 26.27 per […]
  • Mora raiding ASU staff?

    Jim L. Mora was formally introduced as the new head coach at UCLA on Tuesday afternoon. One of the first tasks Mora will be faced with is putting together a staff, and he’s reportedly looking to the East to start the ball rolling. Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times tweeted on Tuesday that ASU […]
  • ASU: How will team respond?

    Almost four weeks will have passed when ASU plays its next game, in the Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State. The Sun Devils have not played since suffering their fourth straight defeat, a 47-38 decision to CAL the night after Thanksgiving. Three days later the decision was made to fire head coach Dennis Erickson. The […]