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Archuleta: ‘Graham has done good things for ASU’

Todd Graham had a tough task ahead of him when he took the job as Arizona State football’s new head coach last December. The Sun Devils were coming off a disappointing season that ended on a five game losing streak and fans were looking for a change.

Graham went on to lead the Sun Devils to a 5-1 record, giving ASU fans hope that their team could compete for a Pac-12 Championship.

But the last few weeks have been an entirely different story. The Sun Devils have lost their last three games, leaving fans wondering what happened to the team that steamrolled through their opponents at the beginning of the season.

Pac-12 Network analyst and former Sun Devil great Adam Archuleta spoke with Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf and said ASU’s recent struggles are not a good reflection of what Graham has done for the school.

“I think Todd Graham has done some really good things at ASU,” said Archuleta. “Of course they’ve stumbled a little but I think he walked into one of the more difficult situations as far as having a young team, not having a quarterback, not having a guy like [UCLA quarterback Brett] Hundley, not having a guy like [University of Arizona quarterback] Matt Scott, getting Taylor Kelly to play well.”