With Arizona State’s 2009 Season All but Over, a Look to the Future Is at Hand

Posted by Kristian Siuta on November-23-2009 Add Comments

Any last-gasp hopes of reaching a postseason bowl game were lost at the Rose Bowl Saturday night. Arizona State's loss to the UCLA Bruins also ensured the Sun Devils of their first back-to-back losing seasons since 1946-47.

So how do Dennis Erickson's Sun Devils keep on building towards the future? 

Well, before we look forward, the mistakes and weaknesses that have marred the Sun Devils the past two seasons have to be addressed.

First and foremost, the penalty situation, although not a big issues this Saturday (nine penalties for 62 yards), in the past has stalled offensive drives and put the Sun Devil defense in some tough spots.   

The last two seasons, Erickson's bunch has finished the season 112th or h...

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