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ASU Football Vs. UC-Davis : Coach Erickson's Opening Remarks

Sun Devils coach Dennis Erickson said his team can’t wait to play its first game against another team after five weeks of camp and going against each other. It’s Thursday night against UC-Davis.

"You’ve got to go out and be ready to play and worry about ourselves and how much better we can get," Erickson said of facing the FBS Aggies.

Erickson went on to talk about a pleasant surprise in camp this fall, WR Rashad Ross. Ross is a 6-foot junior from Vallejo, Calif., who is a converted defensive back. He’s "one of the three fastest guys we have," Erickson said.

Other points of interest;

-Previously injured CB Deveron Carr practiced at almost full speed and is expected to be able to play Thursday.

-K Alex Garoutte is very inconsistent, Erickson said. Garoutte is a redshirt freshman. "But it’s not just him," Erickson said when asked about new players on special teams. "When there’s 60,000 people in the stands… to kick it through, that’s hard."

-RB Deantre Lewis is trying to come back from a gunshot wound. He’s around "75 to 80 percent," Erickson said of how close Lewis is to being physically able to practice.