Having concluded preseason camp, the Arizona State football team got into its weekly practice Sunday with a light workout.
The Devils will take today off, then begin preparation Tuesday evening for their Sept. 6 opener against Northern Arizona at Sun Devil Stadium.
The day off today coincides with the start of classes at ASU. The Devils will generally practice from 6 to 8:30 p.m. until Oct. 1, when temperatures should be cooler. NAU opens its season Saturday against St. Mary's College (Calif.) at Flagstaff. Coach Dirk Koetter said ASU will begin gameplanning for the Lumberjacks.
"We've got eight zillion plays in," Koetter said. "We can't use them all."
Competition for starting jobs and playing rotation will continue for the next two weeks. The left side of the offensive line has tight races involving tackles Andrew Carnahan and Chaz White and guards Tim Fa'aita and Tony Aguilar.
"We have guys who really deserve to play right now," Koetter said. "Working with a rotation will help us down the line." Per NCAA rules, ASU could take only 105 players to Camp Tontozona. Additional walk-ons can join the team this week.