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ASU football will wear throwback sunburst helmets to honor Frank Kush

Head coach Todd Graham said it would happen, and on Wednesday, Arizona State released the teaser.

To honor former head coach Frank Kush, ASU will wear retro sunburst-logo helmets Saturday when the Sun Devils host San Diego State.

On Tuesday, Graham leaked Arizona State’s uniform news to the media as he expressed his memories of Kush, who died on June 22.

“It’s a special week for us and a special week for me,” Graham said Monday at his weekly press conference. “Obviously we’re honoring him the whole season with ‘Sun Devil Tough,’ but this week, obviously we’ll have the (retro) sunburst (logo) on the helmet and this will be the game we’re recognizing coach Kush — not just the greatest coach to ever coach here, but just what he meant in so many different ways to this university.”

Kush joined Arizona State as an assistant coach in 1955 before a two-decade long stint as the head coach from 1958-79, where he amassed a 176-54-1 record. ASU won nine conference championships in the Border Conference and WAC under his guidance.

The Sun Devils won four Fiesta Bowls and a Peach Bowl under Kush, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

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