Graham says he's 'focused' on ASU, not Texas rumors
DEC 15, 2013 5:45p ET
The connections are there, as Graham has deep Texas roots -- he was born and raised in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite and coached high school football in the state before getting his first college head coaching job at Rice -- and came to ASU under now-Texas athletic director Steve Patterson.
"Coach Brown is a tremendous person and a great coach," Graham said. "One of the great people in this business that really cares about his players (and) runs a program with great integrity. Tremendous influence on other coaches, and I know I have tremendous respect for him. The service he's given to young people and his players over the years is phenomenal. Tremendous coach and a coaching legend."