Jake Plummer is an Arizona State alum, a man who took the
school to the Rose Bowl and the brink of a National
Championship in 1997, so you know what’s happened with the
program in recent years cannot make him happy.
Still, when his alma mater was matched up with Boise State
in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl last December, his
embarrassment was not for the Sun Devils, who lost 56-24.
“I was a little upset that Boise State was put in a game
to play the Arizona State Sun Devils,” Plummer told
Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “That may rile some
fans out there, but I thought it was a slap in Boise
State’s face that they had to play my alma mater.
“I actually was kind of embarrassed.”
The good news for Plummer’s school is that they have moved
on from the disappointment that was last season, having
fired head coach Dennis Erickson and replaced him with
Todd Graham. And, with the new guy now running the show,
the 2012 Arizona Sports Hall of Fame inductee says things
are looking up in Tempe.