TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State's football players are waking up in the mountain air of Payson instead of the sizzling heat of Tempe as they start their first pre-season training at Camp Tontozona since 2007.
New coach Todd Graham says he hopes the return to the rustic training facility in the mountains helps spark a bond between his players.
ASU trained at the facility for decades after it was established in 1960 by former coach Frank Kush. Coach Dennis Erickson moved training into an air-conditioned practice facility after he took the helm.
The Arizona Republic reports that this week's practices are open to the public and Saturday's scrimmage is expected to draw a large crowd.
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