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Speak of the Devils

The premier podcast for Sun Devil football.

Mar 22, 2024

Last year was a weird and frustrating campaign for the Sun Devil offense. Dealing with an unprecedented rash of injuries, particularly along the offensive line and quarterback, yards and points were hard to come by in Year 1 for Kenny Dillingham. In an effort to get things back on track, Dillingham brough in Marcus Arroyo as his new offensive coordinator.

Following a productive career quarterbacking San Jose State, Arroyo dove into coaching, working his way up over stops in college and the NFL. He made his biggest splash as Oregon's OC, winning a Rose Bowl and helping develop Justin Herbert which landing him the head coach job at UNLV. Taking over at what has historically been of the nation's most struggling programs, and during the pandemic to boot, Arroyo faced significant challenges. But the Rebels made tremendous strides over his three seasons, and the foundation he laid helped UNLV post one of the most successful seasons in its history in 2023. This year, Arroyo will look to engineer a similar turnaround for the Devils.

On this episode, Marcus and I discuss his coaching journey, the lessons learned along the way, why he took the ASU job, how he will handle the quarterback battle, how he would have fit ASU's offense back in his playing days, and much more.