2013 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE: Cameron Marshall-RB, Rashad Ross-WR, Jamal Miles-WR, Andrew Sampson-OG, Brice Schwab-OT
DEFENSE: Brandon Magee-WLB, Deveron Carr-CB, Keelan Johnson-FS, Josh Hubner-P
H-B Chris Coyle
Defensive Line

Defensive tackle Will Sutton is an NFL star toying with college kids attempting to double-team him. His decision to return to Tempe for another year gives the Sun Devils a huge boost. He and Carl Bradford combined for 24.5 sacks a year ago. Jaxon Hood is another potential difference maker up front. This group ranked No. 1 in TFLs last fall and No. 2 in sacks.


The passing scheme tends to lean on the running backs, tight ends and H-backs. The wide outs have not been too productive. Senior Kevin Ozier is the lone proven veteran on this unit. The August battle to see who can separate out of the pack will be important if the Sun Devils are to vie to a Pac 12 Division crown.

DT Will Sutton
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB Taylor Kelly-Jr (6-2, 203) Michael Eubank-RFr (6-6, 246) / Mike Bercovici-So (6-1, 202)
RB D.J. Foster-So (5-11, 199) Marion Grice-Sr (6-0, 204)
WR Alonzo Agwuenu-Sr (6-4, 212) Jaelen Strong-So (6-4, 205)
WR Richard Smith-So (5-9, 165) Kyle Middlebrooks-Sr (5-9, 186)
WR Kevin Ozier-Sr (6-2, 200) Gary Chambers-So (6-3, 200)
TE Chris Coyle-Sr (6-3, 222) Darwin Rogers-Sr (6-4, 244)
OT Evan Finkenberg-Sr (6-4, 293) Tyler Sulka-Jr (6-5, 277)
OG Sil Ajawara-Jr (6-4, 297) Mo Latu-So (6-3, 338)
C Kody Koebensky-Sr (6-3, 290) Nick Kelly-So (6-3, 274)
OG Vi Teofilo-So (6-3, 314) Devin Goodman-So (6-1, 279)
OT Jamil Douglas-Jr (6-4, 303) Evan Goodman-So (6-4, 306)
K Jon Mora-Jr (6-1, 192) Alex Garoutte-Sr (6-1, 195)
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DE Junior Onyeali-Sr (6-0, 241) Davon Coleman-Sr (6-2, 276)
DT Will Sutton-Sr (6-1, 288) Marcus Hardison-Jr (6-5, 290)
NT Jaxon Hood-So (6-0, 287) Jake Sheffield-Sr (6-3, 272)
OLB Carl Bradford-Jr (6-1, 241) Kipeli Koniseti-Sr (6-2, 235)
SLB Steffon Martin-Sr (6-1, 236) Carlos Mendoza-RFr (6-1, 219)
SPUR Chris Young-Sr (6-0, 233) Anthony Jones-Sr (6-1, 212)
WLB Grandville Taylor-Sr (6-0, 221) Chans Cox-Fr (6-3, 225)
CB Osahon Irabor-Sr (5-11, 181) Rashad Wadood-So (5-11, 186)
CB Robert Nelson-Sr (5-11, 169) Lloyd Carrington-Jr (6-0, 188)
FS Ezekial Bishop-So (5-11, 194) Laiu Moeakiola-RFr (6-0, 209)
BS Alden Darby-Sr (5-11, 192) Shane McCullen-Sr (6-2, 200)
P Matt Haack-Fr (6-1, 185) Dom Vizzare-Jr (6-4, 237)


  • The new coaching adjustment is over. Head coach Todd Graham and his staff are ready to begin year No. 2 in Tempe after successfully implementing new schemes on both sides of the ball.
  • The Sun Devils appear to be about as loaded as they have been since maybe 2007 with athletic talents across the depth chart. The up-for-grabs Pac 12 South is ripe for their picking. Out of the 15 players that earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 last fall ten of them return.
  • Taylor Kelly has grabbed the quarterback battle by the devil's horns. Some wrote him off in the race to replace Brock Osweiler last year. Given a chance to operate this offense he performed well and is extremely efficient at both running and throwing. He is ASU's best offensive playmaker.
  • The coaches are ecstatic about this backfield and its wealth of options. Feature back Marion Grice stepped in last year fresh out of the Texas JUCO ranks and showed he has a second gear to blaze past defenders while being a great hands weapon in the passing department (41 receptions for 425 yards, 8 TDs). He may not produce monster numbers as young D.J. foster, the gem of the 2012 recruiting class is making and instant splash getting his share of carries. He too is a talented receiver.
  • The wide outs have not been helpful in the production department. It's a marginal group led by Kevin Ozier. This offense likes to employ the running backs, tight ends and H-backs in the passing game. They do have a good one in Preseason All-American Chris Coyle manning the H-back spot. The best position battles in August camp will be separating the top wide outs.
  • Defensive tackle Will Sutton deciding to forego the NFL Draft was a huge boost to this defense and team for that matter. The All-American Sutton can be a one-man disruptive force and is essentially an NFL star toying with college kids. His combination of explosiveness, tenacity and quickness are even too much for double-teams to overcome. Sutton could be one of the best defensive players in the country at any position.
  • Sutton and Carl Bradford combined for 24.5 sacks last fall. With the focus on these two by opposing blockers look for the gap-busting tackle Jaxon Hood to flourish. This is a stiff pass rush.
  • The defense overall was quite stingy by Pac 12 standards last year but it faltered in the big games allowing an average of 37 points in the five losses. For ASU to get towards the top of the Division race this group needs to show up for the big games.



Sept. 7 - Sacramento State
Sept. 14 - Wisconsin
Sept. 21 - at Stanford
Sept. 28 - Southern California
Oct. 5 - Notre Dame @Arlington, TX
Oct. 12 - Colorado
Oct. 19 - Washington
Oct. 31 - at Washington State
Nov. 9 - at Utah
Nov. 16 - Oregon State
Nov. 23 - at UCLA
Nov. 30 - Arizona