Despite back-to-back losing seasons and a downwards trajectory of the program, Ray Anderson decided to keep Todd Graham as the head coach of ASU Football but did not offer him an extension. Some areas of improvement levied against Todd Graham were:

  • “Speaking victory” and how it built unrealistic expectations for the fan base. Ray counseled him through the media to talk less and deliver more.
  • Needing to improve the defense and let go of defensive play calling duties.

Ray Anderson spoke of needing to see changes, growth and improvement from Todd Graham and the program.


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