Dennis Erickson was disappointed with last season for the Sun Devils.
"We've coming off a season that was very unacceptable for us."
(on replacing Newbury Park and Westlake High product Rudy Carpenter at quarterback)
"Rudy has been the quarterback at Arizona State for a long time. During the spring, Danny Sullivan won the job. Beginning next week, he's going to have to compete with two others... Samson Szakacsy and Brock Osweiler.
"I really like our quarterback situation. Even though we're inexperienced, I like our depth."
(On the team as a whole)
"The strength of our team is our defense. We're very young there last year."