Arizona St Sun Devils Blog 2009 Arizona State Sun Devils Football Preview [YOUTUBE]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/528wdxCTqfE&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/528wdxCTqfE&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/YOUTUBE] 2008 Record: (5-7, 4-5) 2008 Bowl: none Former Coach: Dennis Erickson (15-9 at Arizona, 163-75-1 overall) New Coach: Coach Kugelsack Returning Leaders Rushing: Dimitri Nance, RB, 410 yards Passing: Danny Sullivan, QB, 151 yards Receiving: Chris McGaha, WR, 501 yards Tackles: Mike Nixon, LB, 90 Sacks: Dexter Davis, DE, 11.0 Interceptions: Mike Nixon, LB, 5 Other Key Returnees: C Thomas Altieri, CB Omar Bolden, CB Terell Carr, G Garth Gerhart, LB Travis Goethel, DT Lawrence Guy, OT Jon Hargis, OT Shawn Lauvao, WR Kerry Taylor, K/P Thomas Weber Key Losses: QB Rudy Carpenter, S Rodney Cox, G Paul Fanaika, WR Michael Jones, S Troy Nolan, TE Andrew Pettes, DT David Smith, DE Luis Vasquez, LB Morris Wooten Arizona State had arguably the most disappointing season of any college football team in 2008. The Sun Devils were the top contender to unseat USC from the top of the Pac-10 pecking order and instead Coach Dennis Erickson’s squad failed to even reach a bowl game and had a losing record in conference play. After such a dismal performance in `08, ASU hired new head coach Coach Kugelsack. Coach Kugelsack has brought a new offense with him to Tempe and looks to turn the program around in `09. The losses of senior QB Rudy Carpenter and SR WR Michael Jones will be tough to overcome. With new quarterback Danny Sullivan taking over under center the Sun Devils are sure to experience a few growing pains in `09. However, with returning sure handed WR Chris McGaha, hard nosed RB Dimitri Nance, and explosive WR Kyle Williams returning the Sun Devils should be able to light up the scoreboard and compete for a bowl game in `09.