"I've crossed paths with coach McNeill quite a bit," Graham said. "It's genuinely the real deal. I'm very impressed with him. ... As a former high school coach, just the type of person that he is, he really cares about people."
"Right now, we're in a transformational stage at Arizona State and we wanted someone who fits our team and I think Dr. Crow did a great job of finding someone who is an innovator, dynamic, unique in their approach," Arizona State football coach Todd Graham said. "We're not interested in what everyone else is doing, we want to do it the Arizona State way."