Arizona state football players and coaches weigh in as the season begins

August 10, 2022;  Tempe, Arizona, United States;  Arizona State defensive lineman Robby Harrison (93) during practice at the Kajikawa football practice fields.

As Arizona State approaches its first game of 2022 on Thursday against Northern Arizona, here’s a look back at some of the best quotes from the Sun Devils’ preseason camp:

ASU defensive line coach Robert Rodriguez on real freshman Robbie Harrison who doesn’t know his own strength

“You have to be careful with that guy. We were doing a drill and it almost broke my chest. I corrected him and said, ‘You have to come back to me.’ And that guy just put his hand in, I didn’t do anything. And the whole group said, ‘This guy is too strong for his own good.’ “So he’s not allowed to have any puppies at the moment, or any gerbils. So if he had a baby, he wouldn’t let me hold it for a while.”

ASU defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson on NIL’s impact on college football

Donnie Henderson (defensive coordinator) during ASU spring football practice on March 17, 2022, at the Kajikawa Practice Fields in Tempe.

“This is how I see it now. It’s free agency at our level now. You know, how much money do you have? I don’t know. Who should I send you to? He is over there. That’s all I can tell you. I hope you’re not playing for the money because if you are, depending on who you are, the quarterbacks are making all the money anyway. That didn’t change. Right? Well, I shouldn’t say that. (At USC), I mean, everybody makes money there. I wish we had some of that money.”

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