Kenny Dillingham thanked former Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson for giving him the opportunity to coach at his “dream job.”

Dillingham met with reporters for his usual Monday news conference shortly after Anderson announced he would be immediately stepping down as the AD at Arizona State. That news was met with excitement from the fanbase, who seemed to feel a renewed energy to start pushing cash toward the football program.

Arizona State’s NIL efforts have lagged behind its peers. Dillingham didn’t shy away from that fact on Monday.

“We’ve got to get rolling at a rapid, rapid, rapid rate,” he said.

Dillingham also called on the fanbase to show up Saturday against Oregon and give their support.

“Our guys are doing the little things right for you to be proud of,” Dillingham said. “They need a sold-out crowd here versus Oregon. If we expect to beat a team like Oregon at home, we better have the best homefield advantage in the country. We better have a sold-out crowd, loud as can be.

“That’s what we need. We need the support so when these recruits show — can’t mention the kid’s name — but when he shows up and he visited Oregon last week and he shows up to our stadium, he goes, ‘Woah, that’s just as good of an environment as I was just at.’ We need that to take the step as a program, and without it, it’s all for not.”

Kickoff against the sixth-ranked Ducks is at 1 p.m. PT on FOX.