YES! My Sun Devils open next weekend vs. the Lumberjokes! I'll be there as always. ASU has quite the difficult schedule this year. UGA at home, USC and Cal on the road... they play 1 home game between 9/21 and 11/14 (4 road games out of 5.) Rudy Carpenter, who makes me nervous, returning for his last hurrah as the Pac 10's best QB... Wait, what? Yeah, take a look at his comp, he's really the best QB in the Pac-10!
ASU is loaded at the skill positions. The O-line could once again be a question mark, but basically the only direction from last year is up for them. (3rd most sacks allowed last year, nationally) We have 2 very good defensive ends, the DTs are somewhat unproven though, so that could be ugly with UGA and USC. Linebackers are solid, secondary is mondo talented, but somewhat young. Most are picking ASU for a 2nd place finish again this year, and I can agree with that. I'd be happy with another Holiday Bowl visit, elated with possibly an at-large BCS invite should we manage to beat UGA and lose to USC or a Pac-10 title and Rose Bowl visit.
Either way, I'm looking forward to some positive stuff this year! We'll see how the chips fall! GO DEVILS!