Everything was going just swimmingly in Year 3 under Herm Edwards … until it wasn’t. The Sun Devils were 5-1 heading into a pivotal matchup with Utah but ended up dropping that game and going just 3-4 to end the season. The looming NCAA investigation into the program’s recruiting misconduct has led to a tumultuous offseason in Tempe. Edwards is back, for now, but gone are defensive coordinator Antonio Pearce and offensive coordinator Zak Hill, who both resigned.
The Sun Devils saw 17 players leave via the transfer portal including key contributors like quarterback Jayden Daniels.