With so much riding on the new regime of Arizona State Sun Devil football, coach Todd Graham is well on his way to bringing respectability back to the desert.
In 2011, when the team started 6-1 overall and 4-1 in conference, the Sun Devils were nationally ranked at No. 19 in the BCS poll and looked like they had the Pac-12 South crown all but wrapped up since USC was serving a postseason suspension. Then came the implosion—four straight losses to teams with losing records and an embarrassing display in the Las Vegas Bowl getting demolished by Boise State in front of a national audience.
A new dawn has come, and the Devils will claim the Pac-12 South. Here are seven reasons to believe.