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ASU QB Drew Pyne, DB Montana Warren suffer injuries at Camp T

QB Drew Pyne © Patrick Breen/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

Arizona State sophomore quarterback Drew Pyne and freshman defensive back Montana Warren both suffered injuries during the team’s trip to Camp Tontozona this weekend.

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Drew Pyne

Pyne, who transferred from Notre Dame and is competing for the starting job, has a “little minor hamstring tear,” coach Kenny Dillingham said after yesterday’s scrimmage. He injured himself on a scramble to the sideline, when he slipped running out of bounds during the scrimmage.

“We’ll find out the severity of it (soon), but he’s in good spirits,” Dillingham said.

Pyne committed to the Sun Devils in December after starting the last ten games for a prominent college football program in the Fighting Irish in 2022 and leading them to an 8-2 record in those games. He threw for 2,001 yards, 21 touchdowns, five interceptions and completed 64.9% of his passes during this stretch.

Pyne was rated as a four-star quarterback out of high school and the No. 1 player in Connecticut by many media outlets.

As for where the QB competition stands now between Pyne, returning senior Trenton Bourguet and freshman Jaden Rashada, it’s still to be determined.

“(It’s) too hard to tell until we get a real synopsis of this situation (Pyne’s injury),” Dillingham said.

In terms of what we saw in Saturday’s scrimmage, Rashada got a lot of reps. This was because Dillingham played mostly the second and third string players to get them experience. Rashada settled in nicely over the course of the morning.

“I thought he grew,” Dillingham said of Rashada. “From the beginning of the scrimmage to the end of the scrimmage, there was a drastic improvement in his game, just got more comfortable. And that’s why we got him a lot of reps, because the only way to get good at football is to play football.”

As of now, whether Pyne’s injury is serious or even will keep him out for more than a week, the job looks like it will be Bourguet’s to lose if Pyne misses valuable practice time.

Montana Warren

Unfortunately, Warren has a shoulder injury that appears to be more serious.

“He’s gonna be out for six to eight weeks,” Dillingham said. “Maybe a little bit more, but hopefully he’ll be back in six to eight weeks, midseason.”

Warren was having a really strong camp. He was spotted in a sling during yesterday’s scrimmage after hurting his shoulder on Friday.

“He’s in great spirits,” Dillingham added. “That’s a tough kid, (you’re talking for a) freshman, that’s a tough, tough kid.”

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Warren was a four-year varsity starter and two-way player at Marshall High School in Texas. He was rated as a three-star prospect after helping the Marshall defense be one of the top defenses in the state.

The Sun Devils have a very talented and deep secondary, which features players like senior Jordan Clark, junior Ro Torrence, senior Chris Edmonds, senior Dee Ford, junior Xavion Alford (might be ineligible), senior Shamari Simmons and junior Ed Woods.

Defensive backs coach Bryan Carrington told me before fall camp that they recruit players not to be just cornerbacks or safeties for the team. They want them to be as versatile as possible and able to slide into any position.

However, Warren was establishing himself as a viable option at safety. As of now, Edmonds and Simmons seem to be the team’s starting safeties. Alford is making a case for himself as well, depending if he is eligible.

Other than Warren, freshman DB Keith Abney has also had a good camp.

See my full recap video of the Saturday scrimmage (written report coming soon):

WATCH: Camp T Saturday Scrimmage Recap by Burn City Sports College Insider Brendan Mau

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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