NCAA begins talks just in case


The investigation into the recruitment violations by the Arizona state football program would apparently begin the interviews.

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports tweeted Thursday: “The NCAA has started interviewing subjects involved in the Arizona State case.”

An ASU spokesperson could not confirm the report.

In June, The Athletic reported that the ASU football program was under investigation for recruiting violations by the NCAA for potentially hosting high school athletes during the COVID-19 dead period, and potentially other recruitment violations.

“ASU can confirm that the NCAA is investigating the allegations relating to our football program,” said an ASU statement. “In accordance with NCAA rules, the university cannot provide further comment at this time.”

Three of his main recruiters on the coaching staff – assistant defensive back Chris Hawkins, receivers coach Prentice Gill and tight ends coach Adam Breneman – have been placed on administrative leave.

Following:ASU football team not distracted by NCAA recruiting survey, says Herm Edwards

Earlier this week, ASU coach Herm Edwards said the team was not distracted during the investigation.

“I think we’re doing way too much, guys,” Edwards said when asked if three of his assistants were on administrative leave during the recruiting survey in an interview with Doug & Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. . “We really are. We’ve been playing football for almost a month now.… I just think you can do whatever you want with it. I know what we’ve done.”

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Arizona State University head coach Herm Edwards walks the field with a whistle in his mouth during team practice at Bill Kajikawa Football Practice Field in Tempe on August 5.

The ASU coach has insisted his team will be ready for the coming season.

“We focused on the job at hand,” he said. “You talk about so many guys who have chosen to come back and play says a lot about what they think of this team. It was in the spring. This team is very focused and we have a lot of leadership. “

The Sun Devils have high expectations for the 2021 season after going 2-2 in a shortened COVID-19 season last year.

The team was recently ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press preseason poll. Other polls have the team even higher.

The Sun Devils were recently given a 4/1 odds to win the Pac-12, tied for the second-best odds in the conference.

They are slated to open the season on September 2 by hosting southern Utah.

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