Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
The second of 10 quick updates on offseason Pac-10 goings on.
Arizona State in a sentence
Arizona State will try to bounce back after a disappointing 2008 season that started with a national ranking but finished with a losing record.
The big issue
While the Sun Devils should be solid defensively, they will be breaking in a new quarterback, likely senior Danny Sullivan, and the seemingly annual struggles on the offensive line need to be corrected.
Quick hit news
Two players transferred to Arizona State from other BCS schools: quarterback Steven Threet from Michigan and wide receiver Aaron Pflugrad from Oregon. Both will sit out in 2009 and be eligible in 2010.
Two quarterbacks bolted the team. Jack Elway decided to quit football but remains enrolled at Arizona State. Chasen Stangel decided to transfer to Eastern Kentucky.
Only one player from the 22-member recruiting class is certain not to qualify academically: offensive lineman Fred Thornton, who will attend Scottsdale Community College. A couple of others, however, still have some remaining work, including super-recruit linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
San Jose State dropped the Sun Devils from their 2010 schedule in order to play at Wisconsin.