After a second consecutive sub .500 season, Arizona State head coach Todd Graham is faced with a pivotal decision that has the potential to shape the duration of his tenure as the Sun Devils' coach.
Following a dismal defensive season, Graham must determine how ASU's defensive failures can be rectified and how the Sun Devils will pursue change.
In the coming months, ASU's head coach will decide on the fate of defensive coordinator Keith Patterson, Graham's level of personal involvement in the Sun Devils' defensive decision-making for the future, and whether or not bringing in outside coaching help for the team's defense is necessary.
In this week's edition of the 'Sun Devil Source Premium Report' podcast, hosts Kerry Crowley and Chris Karpman discuss the various options Graham has at his disposal, whether athletic director Ray Anderson will force Graham's hand on his decision and which is the most likely method Graham will adopt to try to jumpstart a defensive turnaround.
In this week's episode, Kerry and Chris also discuss the possibility of offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey accepting a head coaching position following news that Lindsey discussed the coaching vacancy with officials at Georgia State. Kerry and Chris break down the difference a year makes for Lindsey and his family, why the Georgia State opening has surprising appeal for a coach like Lindsey, and what type of job Lindsey should ultimately end up targeting.
After the discussions about Lindsey wind down, Kerry and Chris provide updates on a big weekend of official visits that took place at ASU.
The Sun Devils had four prominent local prospects on campus over the weekend including 5-star offensive tackle and 4-star defender Isaiah Pola-Mao in for official visits.
After Chris provides some additional context on the Sun Devils' visitors, Kerry and Chris offer updates on running back target Eno Benjamin, a pair of highly touted teammates from Hawkins High in Los Angeles, and on an Arizona commit who received an in-home visit from an ASU assistant coach.
The 'Sun Devil Source Premium Report' wraps up with a discussion of what's ahead for ASU as the Sun Devils prepare for what should be a big weekend of junior college visitors.
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