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2018 Schedule
7-6, 2nd in Pac 12 - South

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State product Jon Rahm honored fellow Sun Devil Pat Tillman by wearing his No. 42 ASU jersey on the 16th hole of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday at the TPC Scottsdale.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Utah State announced the hiring of Keith Patterson as defensive coordinator. Patterson spent the past four seasons at Arizona State, the first three as defensive coordinator. He also has held coordinator titles at Pitt, West Virginia and Tulsa.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State RB Kalen Ballage (6-foot-2, 222 pounds) really flashed some lateral speed today for a big back with downhill ability. Ballage can skate to open running lanes and also showed his versatility as a receiver in one-on-ones versus linebackers in coverage. He set up the defender well and created separation on underneath throws.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

With Kevin Sumlin headed to Arizona, it will only open up more scrutiny for Arizona State's decision to hire Herm Edwards. Many viewed Sumlin as a good fit at ASU and if he outperforms Edwards -- which seems likely -- it will be a major source of frustration for ASU fans who wanted Sumlin in the first place.

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Nua exits Navy, joins Arizona State staff

Shaun Nua joined new Arizona State coach Herm Edwards' staff Sunday as defensive line coach. Nua spent the previous six seasons coaching the defensive line at Navy.

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Arizona St. hires White from SDSU to join staff

Tony White left San Diego State on Friday to join new Arizona State coach Herm Edwards' staff as cornerbacks coach and defensive passing game coordinator.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State has hired Western Illinois head coach Charlie Fisher to coach wide receivers, the school announced Thursday. In two years at the FCS program, Fisher led Western Illinois to a 14-9 record, including an 8-4 mark this year that featured an appearance in the playoffs.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pac-12 finished 1-8 in bowl games, which is the worst single-season bowl record in history for a Power 5 conference (minimum five games). The previous worst was the Big Ten in 2008, which went 1-6, according to ESPN Stats and Information. Utah, which beat West Virginia 30-14, was the only school to register a win.

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56dKyle Bonagura

ASU: Pierce's gambling link not NCAA violation

Arizona State linebackers coach Antonio Pierce caused a minor stir Friday morning when he tweeted a link to a contest that allows fans to compete against him in picking NFL games.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Arizona State is hiring San Diego State defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales for the same position. Gonzales was elevated to coordinator this past season after spending the previous six coaching safeties for the Aztecs. SunDevilsSource.com first reported the move. Gonzales is expected to receive a two-year deal at Arizona State, where Phil Bennett stepped down last week as DC for personal reasons.

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64dTom VanHaaren

New coaches earn mixed results in early signing period

Coaches who took over at new schools had a tough task getting rolling before the early signing period. Some, including Chip Kelly and Dan Mullen, have survived, while others have a lot of work to do to salvage their classes.

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Reggie Jackson On Herm Edwards, Arizona State

Hall of Famer and Arizona State alum Reggie Jackson talks to Adam Schefter about his relationship with new ASU coach Herm Edwards and his optimism for the program.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Soon-to-be former Arizona State coach Todd Graham was at Cardinals practice today. He was fired on Nov. 26 but will coach the Sun Devils in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 29.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State announced Rob Likens will replace Billy Napier as offensive coordinator. "There was no doubt in my mind that Rob Likens was the man we needed to step up and fill this role as offensive coordinator," coach Herm Edwards said in a statement. "Coach Likens provides much needed consistency and stability as we continue to build our staff.

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71dKyle Bonagura

Napier is latest in Arizona St. coaching exodus

Arizona State offensive coordinator Billy Napier was named the head coach at Louisiana on Friday. The Sun Devils later announced Rob Likens, who spent the past season as ASU's co-offensive coordinator and WR coach, will take over as offensive coordinator.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State has confirmed offensive coordinator Billy Napier has left the program. There are several reports that Napier, who spent one season at ASU, has will become the head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. “I wish Bill nothing but the best in his coaching career," ASU coach Herm Edwards said in a statement. "I can assure all Sun Devil fans that I am working diligently on hiring a coaching staff that will fit what we are trying to accomplish at ASU, led by incredible senior quarterback Manny Wilkins. Assistant Head Coach and Running Backs Coach John Simon and Co-Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach Rob Likens will be a part of my staff going forward."