Welcome to The Daily Devil, a feature of Devils in Detail bringing our readers news and views from around the world of Arizona State athletics. On a regular basis, we’ll refer you to the best articles, videos and other Sun Devil information we’ve found on the Web.
ASU coverage you might find interesting:
The Arizona Republic’s Arizona State insiders have assessed the Sun Devils’ performance at the mid-point of the 2013 football season. In their roundtable, columnists Paola Boivin, Bruce Cooper and Doug Haller weigh in on the highs and lows of ASU gridiron action thus far:
“Here we are. The off-week. We’ve seen Arizona State escape against Wisconsin, crumble at Stanford, crush USC, choke against Notre Dame and wallop Washington.
Coach Todd Graham thinks it might be the toughest stretch any team has faced, and he might be right. So let’s all relax and hit the pause button.
With five regular-season games left, the Sun Devils are 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference, a half-game ahead of UCLA in the Pac-12 South. It’s the perfect time for evaluation.”
Over on DevilsDigest.com, Staff Writer Byron Kline provides some timely comments by ASU defensive standout Will Sutton:
“Sun Devil defensive lineman Will Sutton talks about last week’s win, the team’s position in the Pac-12 south and winning on the road.”
Tyler Lockman of Fox Sports Arizona has a good article on ASU running back Marion Grice. Lockman examines Grice’s chase for several major scoring records:
“Arizona State running back Marion Grice openly admits that he’d like to break the school record for touchdowns. The only problem: He doesn’t know what the record is.
‘I don’t know the number,’ Grice said. ‘I’ve got to look more into it, ask more people about it and try to go for it.’
What Grice will find out if he does consult with someone familiar with ASU’s record book: He’s awfully close.
After less than two full seasons at ASU, Grice is on the verge of breaking multiple school scoring records and may finally be getting noticed on the national scene.”
ASUDevils.com Publisher Chris Karpman has taken a close look at offensive tackle Sam Jones’ pledge to the Sun Devils. Jones is ASU’s 17th commitment for 2014:
“Entering his official visit to Arizona State last weekend Highland Ranch (Colo.) Thunderridge offensive tackle Sam Jones was confident that he’d be headed to one of two Pac-12 programs.
Jones just didn’t know which one and had been torn between the two. But then it all became clear.
‘I had been to Oregon more recently and I thought they were No. 1 and when I went to Arizona State on this official, I just really knew that’s where I needed to be,’ Jones said.
In choosing ASU, the 6-foot-5, 285 pound Jones rejected offers from Cal, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and a host of others.”