The colored sweatbands that Arizona State coach Todd Graham wears on his wrist during games are designed to help players recognize him when he's making defensive calls.
Graham will remain heavily involved in the Sun Devils' defense, but he says the hiring of Keith Patterson as defensive coordinator will enable him to attend to more of ASU's entire operation.
Patterson's arrival means Graham won't "just have to focus totally on the defensive side," Graham said last week during the Pac-12's post-spring media teleconference.
Graham and Patterson have a long history together, most recently at Tulsa and Pittsburgh. Patterson went to West Virginia when Graham took the ASU job in 2012, but they're reunited in a move that was facilitated when Joe Lorig left ASU's defensive staff to take a position at Utah State.<