2013 Pac-12 Coach of the Year Todd Graham, quarterback Taylor Kelly and offensive lineman Jamil Douglas spent two days at Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles as part of the Pac-12 Conference’s annual Media Day.
The trio recorded interviews with ESPN College GameDay and Fox Sports 1, as well as a number of radio shows across the West Coast, from Salt Lake City to Seattle to Phoenix. They also partook in a live segment with Pac-12 Network personalites Curtis Conway, Rick Neuheisel and Mike Yam, played a game of bean bag toss, drew a Sun Devil-themed picture, and dressed up and took over the photo booth.
2013 Pac-12 Coach of the Year Todd Graham:
"We're obviously really excited to be here. Going into my third year at ASU and coming off the Pac-12 South championship last year, got a lot of confidence in this group. What gives me the most confidence is the leadership, the work ethic, the discipline. This being year three, everything's so much better as far as how our team has adapted to our philosophies and what we're doing. Really excited, obviously, offensively. This will be the best offensive football team that I've ever coached. Probably special teams is the area where I felt like in the spring we could obviously make the most improvement. So I really feel a lot of confidence there.
"I want to introduce two guys that give me a lot of confidence. First off, Jamil Douglas, our offensive tackle. Jamil is a 3.92 student and a college graduate. And Taylor Kelly, a 4.0 student and a college graduate, and these two guys are really indicative of our program. We have 70 players out of 110 that are operating at 3.0 or higher [grade point average]. This is the smartest team I've had. The team with the best character I've ever had, and I have a lot of confidence this will be the best football team we've put on the field at Arizona State."