The 'Sun Devil Source Premium Report' podcast is back with a mid-week episode following Arizona State's 41-20 defeat at the hands of the USC Trojans.
After the Sun Devils suffered a blowout loss in Los Angeles to fall to 4-1, hosts Kerry Crowley and Chris Karpman analyze the overarching themes from the game and the season to date and pinpoint exactly how and why ASU encountered trouble against USC.
Kerry and Chris begin the episode with a discussion of ASU's quarterback play, specifically analyzing how USC defended Manny Wilkins, why Wilkins struggled against USC's defensive front, and what his injury means for the Sun Devils moving forward. Kerry and Chris also break down the play of redshirt freshman quarterback Brady White in light of the possibility of White making his first collegiate start Saturday against USC.
As the discussion of ASU's offensive struggles evolve, Kerry and Chris highlight the defensive adjustments USC coordinator Clancy Pendergast made against Chip Lindsey's offensive scheme, and why the Trojans' ability to stack the box hindered both the rushing and passing attacks of the Sun Devils.
On the defensive side of the ball, Kerry and Chris break down the revolving door at ASU's Bandit safety position, examining how ASU failed to recruit the athletes it needs to play the specific scheme head coach Todd Graham wants to run.
Kerry and Chris also discuss the noise surrounding ASU defensive Keith Patterson, and explain his role within Graham's overall vision for the Sun Devils' defense.
The episode culminates with talk of how ASU has rebounded from challenging losses during the Graham era, and highlights specific examples of surprising Sun Devil victories.
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