August 11, 2006

Camp Tontozona: Defensive Preview

Here is a comprehensive look at the ASU defense heading into play at Tontozona. Many changes have already taken place with this team in the first week of fall camp, as several true freshmen are now in the mix for playing time and even possible candidates to start in the opener.

Defensive Line

The Sun Devils will feature a substantially revamped defensive line this season, as they will add three transfers capable of providing an immediate impact. Two of these players, end Tranell Morant and tackle Michael Marquardt, looked very good in team workouts last season as they sat out post-transfer, and defensive end Loren Howard should be a big contributor as well. Putting this trio of newcomers in the mix with Kyle Caldwell, Jordan Hill, Will Kofe, David Smith, Brett Palmer, Shannon Jones Kellen Mills, Dexter Davis and junior college transfer Martin Tevaseu could considerably improve the unit.

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