Less than two weeks remain until the fifth anniversary of Todd Graham's hiring as Arizona State's head football coach, and following a 56-35 dismantling at the hands of the Arizona Wildcats on Friday evening, it's an anniversary that holds significance.
The fifth anniversary of Graham's tenure is a defining moment for the program because the Texas native entered ASU preaching the importance of a strong defense, a tough rushing attack and unparalleled discipline, and in the final game of his fifth season with the Sun Devils, Graham's team failed miserably to live up to its head coach's mission.
In this week's edition of the 'Sun Devil Source Premium Report,' hosts Kerry Crowley and Chris Karpman reveal the major issues plaguing the Sun Devil football program and discuss what can be done to turn around the program's direction.
After breaking down the glaring disconnect between ASU's players and coaches and examining quarterback Manny Wilkins' quote about ASU's players needing to improve their selflessness, Kerry and Chris discuss what changes ASU's athletic director Ray Anderson and Graham should contemplate moving forward.
Kerry and Chris offer their opinions on whether defensive coordinator Keith Patterson should return to ASU in 2017, and discuss the different paths Graham can take if Patterson isn't in the fold next year.
Additionally, the hosts discuss what ASU should do with its quarterback situation this spring, and how the Sun Devils should handle a potential offseason competition.
The episode concludes with a question and answer segment featuring questions from the Devils' Sanctuary regarding the future of ASU's program, the younger players Kerry and Chris expect to become key contributors for the Sun Devils, and the efforts ASU can make on the recruiting trail to help steer the ship back in the right direction.
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