The 'Sun Devil Source Premium Report' is back just in time for Arizona State's upcoming contest against the UCLA Bruins.
In this week's episode, hosts Kerry Crowley and Chris Karpman break down the matchup between the Sun Devils and the Bruins, chat with BruinReportOnline publisher Tracy Pierson, and answer questions from SunDevilSource subscribers in a mailbag segment.
After the 2015 season, the Bruins' offensive coordinator, Noel Mazzone, left for the same position at Texas A&M and running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu was promoted as his replacement. The switch from Mazzone to Polamalu represented a philosophical shift for UCLA's offense, and Kerry and Chris break down the key elements of Polamalu's pro-style approach.
Kerry and Chris talk in detail about UCLA's key offensive personnel, including sophomore quarterback Josh Rosen, and running backs Sotonye Jamabo and Nate Starks who possess plenty of talent but haven't been able to get the Bruins' running game off the ground this season.
UCLA's defense possesses some of the Pac-12's most experienced defensive backs in Fabian Moreau and Randall Goforth, and Kerry and Chris talk about the Bruins' defensive structure, the team's strengths, and UCLA's pass rushing capabilities.
After offering their predictions for Saturday's game, Kerry and Chris bring in Tracy Pierson of BruinReportOnline.com who shares an insider's perspective on the Bruins and talks about how the schematic shift on the offensive side of the ball has impacted UCLA this season.
To round out the episode, Kerry and Chris answer questions from the Devils' Sanctuary in a mailbag segment and offer thoughts on redshirt freshman quarterback Brady White, ASU's offensive capabilities this week, and where the best burgers and barbecue plates are in the Phoenix area.
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