Trenton Bourguet had a Dennis Rodman-level breakdown this week.

That statement could probably be taken a few different ways given the colorful career of the former Chicago Bulls star, but just know it’s said with the ultimate respect. One of the best pieces of Netflix’s “The Last Dance” documentary that dropped a few years ago was Rodman’s candor.

When Bourguet, ASU’s starting quarterback, met with reporters earlier this week, there was a moment where he was breaking down how the evolution of the tight end in ASU’s offense has opened up other throws and it felt very Rodman-esque. So, Sports360AZ’s Jordan Hamm stitched the two clips together.


Bourguet’s decision-making has breathed new life into what was a stagnating Sun Devil offense. Last week, he set a program record for passing yards in a player’s first career start, throwing for 435 yards in a 42-34 win over Colorado while completing 74% of his throws and tossing three scores.

In response, interim coach Shaun Aguano named him the starter going forward, signaling a midseason shift from former Florida Gator Emory Jones.

“Trenton has earned the right to be the starter. Our kids are doing well with him and they trust him,” Aguano told reporters this week. “I think he did everything right. He plays with that moxie and our kids trust him.”

Bourguet’s connection with tight end Jalin Conyers was a huge storyline coming out of the CU win. Conyers caught six of his seven targets for 108 yards and three touchdowns. Bourguet will look to keep it rolling in a pass game suddenly infused with some confidence when No. 12 UCLA comes to town on Saturday. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. PT on FS1.