Posted by Tom Fornelli
To a man, all of us here at the Eye On College Football blog had a bit of a chuckle when we came across a headline we saw in the Arizona Republic on Friday morning. That headline was "ASU's Vontaze Burfict embracing leadership role." Don't get us wrong, it's not as if any of us don't think Burfict is a very good football player; we know he is. It was just, given his penchant for personal foul penalties, we wondered if having Burfict as your defensive leader on the field is really the smartest decision for Arizona State to make.
I mean, is this really the kind of example you want your team to follow?
And that's just one incident, head on over to YouTube and watch all the others for yourself if you like. Just know that Dennis Erickson benched Burfict for his behavior on the field last season. And now he's going to be the leader on defense? So, eventually, the discussion amongst us turned to possible headlines we may see about Arizona State next season, and they were too good not so share with the rest of you.
Just remember that it's all in good fun. So, here you go.
Week 4: "Arizona State falls to USC; Matt Barkley unsure whether he'll press charges"
Week 6: "Utah announces its return to Mountain West after victory over Arizona State"
Week 7: "Devils embracing Burfect leadership; Oregon assistant to be released from hospital tonight"
Week 8: "Chicago gang decides to stop wearing Arizona State merchandise following visit from Vontaze Burfict on Devils' bye week"
Week 10: "Sun Devils stand behind Burfict, say hospitalized umpire 'had it coming'"
Week 12: "Devils refuse to give up hostages, ATF says cafeteria 'impregnable" for time being"
January 2012: "NCAA unanimously approves 'Burfict Rule'"
So, as you can see, it should be an interesting season at Arizona State.