Arizona State lineman lost for year, Dillingham says OL 'decimated' by injury
Arizona State right tackle Emmit Bohle will miss the remainder of the 2023 season with an injury.
Coach Kenny Dillingham confirmed the news at a press conference on Monday. Bohle suffered a lower leg injury on ASU’s first drive against Oklahoma State over the weekend, further thinning a position group that has been “decimated” by injuries so far this year.
“Unfortunate for him,” Dillingham said. “What a great person, what a great worker. What he did with his body this offseason and getting into shape was incredible. I’m sure, you guys were there at practice, the strides he made were awesome.”
Arizona State’s starting left tackle, Isaia Glass, did not dress against the Cowboys. Neither did Cade Briggs, the team’s top backup at both guard and center. Ben Coleman, a likely starter, has not played yet this season after picking up a lower-body injury prior to camp started. Aaron Frost is still working his way back from an ACL injury last year.
“Obviously that position has been decimated with injuries, unfortunately,” Dillingham said. “Some contact, some non-contact, some running in the offseason. A variety of different reasons.”
Dillingham called Glass, Briggs, and Frost all questionable for Saturday’s game against Fresno State. He also confirmed that Coleman will remain out.
“That’s obviously a challenge, and we’ve got to find ways to adapt and change what we do offensively to put our guys in the best situations to succeed again,” Dillingham said. “So, that may be a little bit different-looking offense than I’ve done in the past, just to utilize our players to the best of their ability.”
Against Oklahoma State, ASU started Bram Walden at left tackle (his first career start), Sione Finau at left guard, Leif Fautanu at center, and Joey Ramos at right guard. Ramos played the game with his right hand in a cast. Max Iheanachor replaced Bohle once he went down.
ASU had just 110 rushing yards in the game, and averaged only 2.9 yards a carry during a scoreless second half.
The Sun Devils (1-1) host Fresno State (2-0) at 7:30 p.m. PT on FS1 this Saturday.