Todd Graham talks to reporters following a loss in the Sun Bowl to close his career at Arizona State.
The ASU football team has been through a lot in the past month, will Todd Graham's firing and all the upheaval that followed prove a distraction or provide motivation in Friday's Sun Bowl? Nate Kelly/ azcentral sports
ASU football coach Todd Graham talks about consultant Dave Christensen filling in for former offensive coordinator Billy Napier at the Sun Bowl. Doug Haller/ azcentral sports
The first big hire under ASU football coach Herm Edwards came Friday when it was learned that the school planned to name San Diego State's Danny Gonzales as defensive coordinator. Thomas Hawthorne/ azcentral sports
Herm Edwards is doing his best to placate anxious ASU football fans, but their concerns are real. And should Cardinals fans be prepared for Sunday to be the final game for Larry Fitzgerald and the Honey Badger? Dan Bickley and JJ Hensley discuss. Thomas Hawthorne/ azcentral sports
ASU head coach Herm Edwards on the changes with the coaching staff and how that impacts the recruiting process. David Wallace/The Republic
ASU head coach Herm Edwards and recruiting director Donnie Yantis on their first recruits and the recruiting process. David Wallace/The Republic
Likens: "I want to be an agent of stability." Doug Haller/azcentral sports
ASU football players Manny Wilkins and N'Keal Harry talk about offensive coordinator Billy Napier's decision to leave ASU for the head-coaching job at Louisiana. Jeff Metcalfe/ azcentral sports
ASU offensive coordinator Billy Napier shocked many Sun Devil fans when he took the head coaching job at Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday morning. Diana Payan/ azcentral sports
Bennett: Meeting with Herm Edwards Saturday Jeff Metcalfe/azcentral sports
On returning to ASU under new head coach Herm Edwards Jeff Metcalfe/azcentral sports
azcentral sports' Chris Cole asks Arizona high school football players how much they know about new Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards on Tuesday. Carly Henry/azcentral sports
The east side of Sun Devil Stadium was demolished during the first week of December 2017. It is the final major phase of the stadium renovation. The venue will be ready for the 2018 season. Wochit
ASU football's defensive coordinator Phil Bennett discusses Herm Edwards, who is reportedly in line to take the Sun Devils job. By Rob Schumacher
A timelapse over the course of eight months during the rebuild of the west side of Sun Devil Stadium. Video: Sun Devil Athletics
Graham: "I'm a Sun Devil. I think I always will be. A couple of my kids graduated from here. I didn't build this place to tear it down." Patrick Breen/azcentral sports
ASU Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson discusses the decision to fire football coach Todd Graham on Sunday.
Doug Haller and Greg Moore on ASU's 41-30 win over Arizona. Sean Logan/azcentral sports
A statue of Pat Tillman was exhibited at the north end zone of Sun Devil Stadium.
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- Todd Graham on Christensen filling in as OC
- ASU football hires defensive coordinator
- ASU football recruiting and end of Cardinals era
- ASU's Edwards on the changes with the coaching staff
- ASU's Edwards, Yantis on recruiting
- ASU offensive coordinator Rob Likens on his promotion
- ASU football players talk about Billy Napier's departure
- Billy Napier gets off the ASU train for Louisiana
- Phil Bennett on whether or not he'll return to ASU
- ASU offensive coordinator Billy Napier
- Arizona high school football players answer: Who is Herm Edwards?
- Sun Devil Stadium east side demolition
- ASU football's Phil Bennett on Herm Edwards
- Timelapse of Sun Devil Stadium offseason renovations
- Todd Graham talks after firing
- ASU's Ray Anderson talks about firing Todd Graham
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- ASU unveils Pat Tillman statue
Junior defensive lineman JoJo Wicker is leaving Arizona State football to enter the NFL draft.
"After much consideration, and after speaking with my family, close friends and members of the coaching staff, I've decided to forgo my senior year to enter the 2018 NFL Draft," Wicker said in a statement he sent to azcentral sports.
"I would like to thank the entire Sun Devils Nation for all the love and support you've shown me throughout my time here at ASU. I especially want to thank Coach (Todd) Graham, who has had a significant impact on my life – both on and off the field. I hope everyone can respect my decision and continue to show support."
For the past two seasons, Wicker has been a force on ASU's defense. This season he earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors for the second year in a row. He recorded 42 tackles, including a team-high 13 for loss and six quarterback sacks.
Leading up to the Sun Bowl, Wicker was undecided about his future. Had he stayed, he would've played for his fourth position coach in as many years. Wicker may not be alone. Junior linebacker Christian Sam also is considering his pro options. Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the draft.
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