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Sounds like it will be our 4th string quarterback Conover getting the start. Rashada out 4 to 6 weeks. Bourget in a boot. Pyne injured the same leg that he had injured his hamstring on before, still being evaluated. So kind of like the 4th quarter last night, except even more injuries, against a waaaaaay better team.

Ramos and another backup OT, and Stovall, and White were injured last night too.

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Optimism. I like it.

It will be a bloodbath.

I am less optimistic now, I wrote that during the game prior to about 6 or 7 additional injuries.

I guess if Conover has all week to get reps and KD gets more involved in directing the offense, maybe we can put some points on the board this week, maybe.

It will be cool watching ASU's defense going up against Caleb Williams and USC's offense, what a test that will be. I just hope they don't have to overcome all those turnovers again.
 
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I have been thinking about how we were at the one yard line and had 4 shots to get in, ran a bunch of unimaginative plays, and couldn't get in. I don't remember who the QB was at that point, but it speaks to the decimation of the O line as well as the play calling. We ran a lot of Sparky last week, this time didn't run it at all. Nothing really new, except a lot more empty formations.

Facing USC, I hope they at least try some new things, some trickery, something. Gotta pull something out of your sleeve to try to get on the board.
 

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I have been thinking about how we were at the one yard line and had 4 shots to get in, ran a bunch of unimaginative plays, and couldn't get in. I don't remember who the QB was at that point, but it speaks to the decimation of the O line as well as the play calling. We ran a lot of Sparky last week, this time didn't run it at all. Nothing really new, except a lot more empty formations.

Facing USC, I hope they at least try some new things, some trickery, something. Gotta pull something out of your sleeve to try to get on the board.
That was Pyne as I recall. Agree, that sequence was not good at all. I feel like the play calling may have been ok there but the OL is so dang godawful that plays we’re getting blown up before they had a chance.
 

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Starting Bourguet at quarterback was probably the best option to start the season. Now it's turned into a game of musical chairs.

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Trenton Bourguet and Drew Pyne's injury situation is better than expected.

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Hyperbole alert:

You could put NFL caliber Mahomes on this team and USC might still beat them.
 

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Starting Bourguet at quarterback was probably the best option to start the season. Now it's turned into a game of musical chairs.

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I’m not certain I fully agree. It is clear they thought Rashada gave them the best chance to win. That is really the only explanation why he was starting. About the only reason for Bourguet is the fact the game has slowed down for him but it doesn’t matter who is behind this shattered OL at this point.

One has to wonder if that haboob hadn’t hit, would that have changed the arc of the season a little bit, especially in game 2 against OSU…who just got throttled but a G5 team
 

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I’m not certain I fully agree. It is clear they thought Rashada gave them the best chance to win. That is really the only explanation why he was starting. About the only reason for Bourguet is the fact the game has slowed down for him but it doesn’t matter who is behind this shattered OL at this point.

One has to wonder if that haboob hadn’t hit, would that have changed the arc of the season a little bit, especially in game 2 against OSU…who just got throttled but a G5 team

The transfer portal and NIL has changed things.

It's now more about keeping and starting young players rather than chance losing them.

However, bottom line, it's hard to win with so many injuries along the offensive line, a new coach and so many new players.

I'm glad the clock ran out against Southern Utah because momentum had shifted in that game.
 

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The transfer portal and NIL has changed things.

It's now more about keeping and starting young players rather than chance losing them.

However, bottom line, it's hard to win with so many injuries along the offensive line, a new coach and so many new players.

I'm glad the clock ran out against Southern Utah because momentum had shifted in that game.
I could be completely wrong but I do not believe the transfer portal has anything to do with starting Rashada. I believe, after Pyne’s injury, Rashada gave them the best chance to win in the eyes of the coaches.

I would hope the pitch to Rashada was something like: you will be given the chance to start but if you get beat out would you consider a red shirt?

As played, yes I’m glad the SUU game ended when it did. My point was more about if it would have been a normal halftime and normal game ending, I firmly believe ASU wins by 24-31 points. The huge break benefited SUU way more than it did ASU.
 

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I could be completely wrong but I do not believe the transfer portal has anything to do with starting Rashada. I believe, after Pyne’s injury, Rashada gave them the best chance to win in the eyes of the coaches.

I would hope the pitch to Rashada was something like: you will be given the chance to start but if you get beat out would you consider a red shirt?

As played, yes I’m glad the SUU game ended when it did. My point was more about if it would have been a normal halftime and normal game ending, I firmly believe ASU wins by 24-31 points. The huge break benefited SUU way more than it did ASU.

Joshua Rashada may have well-earned the right to start the season at quarterback, but in this atmosphere, I'm not sure a head coach in his first year could afford to go a different direction. Coach Dillingham has a lot on his plate.

However, that's not the real problem. It's getting harder to enjoy football with the lack of leadership from the administration, the NCAA investigation, NIL and the transfer portal. It all adds up.

It's going to be a tough football season between the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State.
 
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JC is fired up and ready to go for Saturday

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Dillingham getting more involved in the playcalling, will "probably" carry over on Saturday

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Starting DT Cooper is back this week

We may see some Drew Pyne....

OL Cade Briggs, has a chance to return this week...

Per the above video

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