It’s a year of new beginnings for Arizona State and Illinois, who will face off Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium.
When the teams met last year at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois won 17-14 with Ron Zook coaching the Illini and Dennis Erickson the man in charge for ASU.
Fast-forward 12 months and both coaches are gone. Former Rice, Tulsa and Pittsburgh coach Todd Graham has taken over in Tempe, and Illinois hired Tim Beckman away from Toledo.
Ahead of the game on Saturday, both coaches spoke with our Jason Horowitz.
(Listen to Tim Beckman’s interview with Jason Horowitz from 9/7/12)
(Listen to Todd Graham’s interview with Jason Horowitz from 9/7/12)
John Tautges and Terry Donahue will be on hand to call the action from Sun Devil Stadium as Arizona State hosts Illinois. Coverage begins at 9:30 Eastern Saturday on Dial Global Sports.