August 25, 2006

Season Preview: Big changes at WR

Last season, Sun Devil receivers accumulated 4,448 receiving yards --which was over 1,000 more than their opponents totaled in games against them -- but they'll be forced to replace three of their top pass catchers in 2006, including the all-time Pac-10 receiving leader Derek Hagan.

Hagan, Matt Miller and Moey Mutz combined to catch 122 of the team's 312 receptions last season (39%) and 16 of the 38 touchdown catches. That is a huge chunk of production to replace, especially when you consider that the team's leading returning receiver, Rudy Burgess, did most of his damage coming out of the backfield.

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