If we thought this injury thing with ASU was getting old earlier this season, what are we supposed to think now?
Free safety Max Tabach, who has been getting more and more reps in the deep secondary in the past three games, tore his ACL in the loss at California. Tabach is out for the season.
Stepping up to his spot as the backup FS behind Troy Nolan will be Jarrell Holman.
Holman has seen action in every game this season but hasn't shown up on the stat sheet since opening night against Northern Arizona, when he collected one solo tackle and assisted on another.
The injury doesn't do anything to the starting lineup; in four games, Nolan and Rodney Cox have gotten the starts at safety. Against Cal, ASU trotted out three corners (Omar Bolden, Terell Carr and Pierre Singfield) with Nolan at FS to get the game started. What it does do, and it goes without saying, is creates a bit of a depth problem at yet another position.