The Arizona St. Sun Devils were projected as Pac-12 South favorites because of their supposedly ferocious defense. They would use their front seven to shut down offenses in a relatively weak division in 2011 to offset the loss of star cornerback Omar Bolden.
At the rate fall camp is going though, they're going to have to hope the second unit defense is the second best defense in the Pac-12 if they want to keep those dreams alive.
Defensive end Nduka (Junior) Onyeali and cornerback Deveron Carr both suffered injuries that sidelined them from Tuesday's practice. Of their top two cover corners, ASU has one player who's constantly getting banged up and another who will be reading brooding Russian novels on the sidelines this fall. Onyeali's injury only adds to the nicks and cuts of this squad.
Additional injuries include Oliver Aaron (high ankle sprain, out for rest of camp), Devann Spann (dislocated shoulder), Kipeli Koniseti (shoulder), and Joita Te'i (broken foot, out seven weeks).
For more on ASU fall practice, go to House of Sparky.