By Charles Wulf
TEMPE, Ariz. — ASU enters Pac-12 play with a match up against USC in Tempe on Saturday. Although USC lost to Stanford last weekend, this game will be a huge test for the Sun Devils who have under performed in the first three weeks of the season. Mike Norvell and Keith Patterson met with the media after Wednesday’s practice to talk about facing the Trojans and share their thoughts about their team.
Deputy head coach and offensive coordinator Mike Norvell discussed the challenges of facing a very talented USC defense:
Defensive Coordinator Keith Patterson spoke about stopping the Trojan’s offense and how they attack opposing teams:
Norvell also gave his thoughts on quarterback Mike Bercovici:
On the defensive side of the ball ASU had two games against the triple option and no prepare to face a more traditional attack against the Trojans. Patterson gave his thoughts on the Sun Devil defense and their current run defense statistics and rankings:
ASU’s offense has been hit with quite a few injuries early in the season. Norvell talked about getting Kalen Ballage back and whether or not Gump Hayes and Devin Lucien will suit up and play this weekend: