Getting excited for ASU Football
It’s August, and that means we’re in the month of the first ASU game of the 2008-2009 college football season. In Arizona, it doesn’t really feel like football yet because it’s still so hot…but I know it’s coming, and I’m starting to get excited. The group of people that I have season tickets with has grown once again…so I think we have a group of 12 or so, now…so it keeps getting better and better.
This is a huge season for ASU, too. It’s the sophomore season for (not so new anymore) head coach Dennis Erickson, and after a phenomenal debut season last year for him, expectations are high. Add to that a couple of returning players who were injured last year as well as a maturing team that didn’t loose too much talent, and we have a recipe for a great season.
While every game is important, and because the PAC 10 is so competitive and is structured in such a way that everyone plays everyone (unlike, say, the SEC or the Big 12) it’s even more so, there are a couple of games that stand out. First, of course, is USC. Once again, USC is expected to win the PAC 10…but hopefully Dennis and friends will have something to say about that. But if we head outside of the conference, there’s an equally big game with top ranked Georgia. I’m already having flashbacks to Nebraska and 19-0, but I’ll try not to get ahead of myself.
In any case, we’re in for an exciting year, and I personally can’t wait for it to get started at the end of this month. Here is the Sun Devil 2008 schedule.
|8/30/08||Northern Arizona||Home||7:00 PM|
|11/1/08||Oregon State||Away||7:15 PM|