2013 Pac-12 Media Day Preview: Arizona State Sun Devils
Todd Graham, 2nd year (8-5, 57-34 Career)
Named the 23rd football coach in Arizona State history on December 14, 2011...The first-year Sun Devil head coach led the team to its first winning regular season since 2007 and the first bowl win since 2005...Coached at Pittsburgh for the 2011 season, leading the Panthers to a 6-6 record...Served as head coach at Tulsa for four years (2007-10), compiling a 36-17 mark with the Golden Hurricane along with three bowl game victories and three seasons with 10 or more wins. The Golden Hurricane was one of just 11 schools to post back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2007 and 2008...Tulsa led the nation in total offense in both 2007 (543.9 yards per game) and 2008 (569.9 yards per game)...As the head coach at Rice in 2006, led the Owls to its first bowl game in 45 seasons and earned Conference USA Coach of the Year.
Taylor Kelly, QB, 6-2, 203, RS JR
Established school single-season records for passing efficiency (159.88) and completion percentage (67.1) in 2012, ranking second in the Pac-12 and ninth in the nation in the former…Threw a touchdown pass in 12 of 13 games last season and tossed 29 touchdowns on the year to rank second in ASU single-season annals…Set the school mark for consecutive completions in a game with 18 against Washington State…Spent time in a reserve role in 2011, completing 4-of-4 pass attempts for 31 yards while appearing in two games…Was a scout team member as a redshirt freshman in 2010.
Will Sutton, DT, 6-1, 288, RS SR
Considered one of the top interior linemen in the country...Named the Sun Devil’s 18th Consensus All-American as a redshirt junior in 2012...Registered 63 tackles on the season and led team in sacks and tackles for loss...23.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and 102 yards lost on sacks all rank fourth-best in ASU single-season history...Finished the season ranked second in the nation at 1.92 tackles for loss per game and third in the nation with 1.08 sacks per game, also the Pac-12 leader in both categories...Awarded the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year Award...Started 12 of 13 games at defensive tackle as a redshirt junior in 2011, tallying 33 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and one pass breakup on the season...Redshirted in 2010...As a true freshman in 2009, appeared in all 12 games, starting two of them.