As Arizona State University opens its 2012 football camp and begins the Todd Graham era, FOX Sports Arizona is rolling out a unique look at the first-year head coach when a seven-part web-only version of “In My Own Words – Todd Graham” debuts on FOXSportsArizona.com.
The seven webisodes will lead fans to the debut of the 30-minute television show that premieres on FOX Sports Arizona Aug. 25 at 4:00 & 8:30 p.m. A vast majority of the content will be exclusive to the FOXSportsArizona.com shows while other material will only appear in the television version of the show.
It’s the latest installment of FOX Sports Arizona’s Emmy Award winning “In My Own Words” series and Graham walks FOXSportsArizona.com’s Craig Morgan through the major moments of his life, step by step. Throughout the interviews, Graham is engaging, insightful, humorous, revealing, remorseful and always bigger than life.
Here’s the schedule for the seven online segments that can be seen only on FOXSportsArizona.com – and you can watch them as they are uploaded by clicking here:
Aug 3: Todd’s childhood in Mesquite, Texas, is marked by his dad abandoning the family and his football coaches filling the void.
Aug 3: He achieves his proudest playing moment at East Central University (Ada, Okla.), and his playing career ends with a brief stint with the Cardinals. Also, he sees similarities between himself and a current Sun Devil that will surprise you.
Aug. 6 – You won’t believe how many times Graham and Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez have crossed paths, starting with the 1993 NAIA National Championship game and continuing through Todd’s first Division I job and their current positions on rival sidelines.
Aug. 7 – Graham gets his first head coaching job at Rice, a single season overshadowed by the sudden death of freshman Dale Lloyd. Todd also responds to criticism for leaving Rice after a single year, giving an answer he insists he’s never said on camera until now.
Aug. 8 – Graham leaves Pitt in a cloud of controversy after a single season, calling the 11-month stint “a mistake.”
Aug. 9 – Graham recounts how he met his wife Penni, why he didn’t want to get married a second time and details the personalities of their six kids: Bo, Hank, Natalie, Haylee, Dakota and Michael Todd Jr.
Aug. 10 – Graham takes the reins in Tempe and starts speaking victory.