Plummer - He Has To Keep Them Focused

 

Arizona State football controls its own destiny.  Following a 38-20 win over then-#15 Utah, the Sun Devils can win the Pac-12 South with wins over their final three games.  ASU great Jake Plummer tells Jody Oehler on The Drive the team continued to believe in the process under first-year head coach Herm Edwards .

There are positives to just staying the course and starting to peak at the right moment.  I think we're watching a team that's just gaining confidence each week and just getting better and better.

Jake "The Snake" believes senior quarterback Manny Wilkins and stud wide receiver N'Keal Harry deserve a lot of credit for the turnaround but running back Eno Benjamin has been the constant all season long.

Right now, I'd say he's the player of the year on that offense.  Because he's been the most consistent.

Plummer still feels a lot of work need to be done and Wilkins has to be leading the charge with the lowly, 2-7, UCLA Bruins up next.

He's the one who has to set the tone and keep these guys focused -- it doesn't mean anything if you lay an egg against UCLA. 

The former Sun Devils signal-caller quotes his former coach which still resonates now

Bruce Snyder, one of the great ones, said a long time ago "You gotta refuse to lose to a tea that wears baby blue."

ASU hosts Chip Kelly and UCLA on Saturday before visiting Oregon and Arizona to wrap up the regular season.  The next victory makes the Devils bowl eligible. 

Plummer also believes Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen is entering a hostile environment, facing the Kansas City Chiefs after a bye week.

Rookie, second-year, fifth-year, ninth-year, 10th-year, it doesn't matter.  It's a tough place to play. 

The ex-Cardinals and Denver Broncos quarterback says that with a ton of experience 

It's a hell of a stadium to play in.  I never, ever pulled off a victory in Arrowhead. 

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