Shaun Aguano channels inner Dominic Toretto when discussing Arizona State's culture
Shaun Aguano seems to mean it when he says his new team — even if he’s just the interim head coach — is his family. The Arizona State coach took the Sun Devils bowling on Tuesday of this week. It was a family outing, a culture-builder kind of evening, complete with Arizona State-branded shirts that featured “Ohana” across the chest.
“There was not one kid in the past week that missed a class, missed an assignment, that was late to any mentoring meeting, that was late to anything that we had,” Aguano told reporters this week. “And that was five days in a row. I told them I would get them back for that and that was their reward. Instead of being out in 100 degrees at practice, we went out bowling and these kids had a great, great time.”
And then he said something that would make Vin Diesel proud.
“You can beat a good team,” he said, “but you can never beat a family.”
That sound you just heard was all the writers for the Fast and Furious franchise frantically (furiously…?) searching for some paper to write that down.
Shaun Aguano said his team had perfect class and meeting attendance and missed zero school assignments last week, which led to a full team bowling outing yesterday to further his "ohana" family bonding approach.
Aguano: "You can beat a good team but you can never beat a family"
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Arizona State is enjoying a bye week this week, fresh off a 45-38 upset win over then-No. 21 Washington.
The victory moved the Sun Devils to 2-4 on the year, but served to highlight what has been very real progress made inside the team since the departure of Herm Edwards. Arizona State provided a challenge for USC well into the game — perhaps more than the seventh-ranked Trojans were anticipating.
When Trenton Bourguet took over for Emory Jones after a hit to the head knocked ASU’s regular starter out of the game, the offense didn’t skip a beat. Bourguet threw three touchdowns in the effort.
Vibes appear to be trending positive for ASU after a rocky start.