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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Richard Tuitu'u leaves ASU

August 3, 2008 6:36 PM

Posted by's Ted Miller

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State offensive tackle Richard Tuitu'u, who finished spring practices No. 1 on the depth chart, has quit the team.

The Sun Devils offensive line lost three starters from a unit that gave up 55 sacks a year ago, and the position is a huge concern as preseason practices start Monday. Tuitu'u was the only returning lineman with experience at tackle. He played in 19 games in two seasons, with one start.

Redshirt freshman Adam Tello, listed at 283 pounds, now moves up on the depth chart.

Coach Dennis Erickson called Tello a good pass blocker.

"I feel good about him," he said.

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