Tue, 8 April 2014
To mark our 90th episode, we bring you a huge new episode that takes an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of Sun Devil football.
Brad Denny of 3TV and Joe Healey of DevilDigest.com kick things off with a review of the big storylines from ASU's first three weeks of spring practices. From the defensive standout, shuffling lineups along the line, and some rising playmakers, the dynamic duo break it all down for you.
Then it's time for the fun.
First, we welcome on one of the true unsung heroes of ASU football in recent years, John Wrenn (22:49 mark). Wrenn discusses his lengthy career in the game, his time working the magic behind the scenes for the Sun Devils, and why he decided to retire.
Next up (38:58), we take a look into the future. We are joined by highly-touted 2015 quarterback recruit Bryce Perkins. The Chandler HS star discusses carrying on his family's ASU legacy, the appeal of being a hometown hero, and what he brings to the field.
We cap off the show with a lengthy and in-depth chat with the head man for all Sun Devil sports: ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson (47:16). From the appeal of Arizona State, to the Sun Devil Stadium renovations, to his vision for all ASU sports, this is a talk no ASU fan can afford to miss.
Direct download: Episode_90_-_Ray_Anderson_Bryce_Perkins_John_Wrenn.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:56 AM
Tue, 18 March 2014
FOOTBALL IS BACK. This is important.
To kick off the return of Sun Devil football, Brad and Joe are back with a huge new episode.
After taking a round around the top news stories of the week, they get down to the details and preview the state of the Sun Devils as spring practices begin. We break down the offense, defense and special teams, position-by-position, including the breakout candidates, position battles to watch, and who needs a big camp to stay relevant.
In between, we have an in-depth and informative chat with former Sun Devil and soon-to-be NFLer Carl Bradford. The dynamic Devilbacker reflects upon his ASU career, gives his picks as to the Sun Devils to watch this season, and what to expect from him on Sundays this fall.
Direct download: Episode_89_-_ASU_Spring_Ball_Preview_and_Carl_Bradford.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:15 AM
Mon, 10 March 2014
Spring ball is almost upon us, but before we don the pads and buckle the chin strap, we continue our review of ASU's 2014 signing class.
First off, we review some of the big news and notes happening around the program, including our breakdown of new defensive coordinator Keith Patterson and head of recruiting Patrick Suddes.
We then welcome on Greg Biggins of Scout.com. Greg provides an expert national perspective on ASU's 2014 class, his thoughts on some potential sleepers, as well as a look ahead to some of the Devils' potential 2015 targets.
After our last round of interviews with several new Sun Devil players, we bring in some more. First up is speedy running back and return specialist De'Chavon "Gump" Hayes, and then we chat with stud defensive lineman Connor Humphreys.
To cap off the show, Brad and Joe hand out some recruiting awards.
Thu, 6 February 2014
National Signing Day 2014 has come, and Speak of the Devils has a comprehensive review all signed, sealed and delivered to you.
Brad Denny and Joe Healey break down Arizona State's entire 2014 class, providing a detailed look at each of the players, what they bring to the team, and what to expect in 2014 and beyond.
This wouldn't be Speak of the Devils without taking it to the next level...so we do. We bring you in-depth interviews with FIVE of the newest Sun Devils: quarterback Manny Wilkins, running back Demario Richard, offensive lineman Sam Jones, defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey, and linebacker D.J. Calhoun.
That's big time.
To cap it off, we're joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to give us a behind-the-scenes look at how this impressive class of Sun Devils came together, and how some pieces almost didn't.
Thu, 30 January 2014
Can you feel it?
Of course you can. National Signing Day 2014 is nigh.
Not even the evil machinations of SkyNet can keep Speak of the Devils from bringing you a big time preview (and by that we mean, our original episode was tragically deleted by Brad's laptop during editing, forcing this awesome Plan B).
First up, we talk with ASU safety Marcus Ball. The dynamic redshirt freshman opens up about what he learned while battling injury, how he's recovering, and why ASU fans should be excited about his return in 2014.
Then it's the main event. Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com stops by to bring an unparalleled insider's take on where ASU stands now, and most importantly, what could happen in the coming days leading up to NLI Day.
Direct download: Episode_86_-_Signing_Day_Preview_and_Marcus_Ball.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 2:50 AM
Fri, 17 January 2014
Golden Globes? Pass.
The Oscars? No thanks.
The 3rd Annual Speak of the Devils Year End Awards Show Spectacular? Yes, please. Twice.
With the season behind us, we now turn to the year that was, and bestowing our honors for the best...and disdain for the worst.
Brad Denny and Joe Healey are joined in-studio by two experts on Sun Devil football: Ross Dunham and Becca Winn, both of DevilsDigest.com.
The group hands out awards ranging from some annual favorites to some offbeat titles, and ends with a look ahead to why ASU fans should be hopeful in the future. Plus, plenty of tangents along the way...and one incredible story examining the limits of human perseverance.
Tue, 24 December 2013
Happy Holidays from Speak of the Devils. Prepare your ears for the glorious gift of a new episode.
We get you ready for Arizona State's big Holiday Bowl showdown with the Texas Tech Red Raiders with an in-depth preview.
To kick things off, we are joined by Texas Tech insider Jarret Johnson of RaiderPower.com, who gives us a detailed look at the Red Raiders, from the high powered passing attack to the struggling defense and everything in between.
Next up, we talk to ASU defensive coordinator Paul Randolph to get his take on how the Sun Devils will look to slow down the Red Raiders, which players have impressed him the most this year, and whether he expects Carl Bradford back.
We conclude with our detailed preview of the game, including the critical match-ups and the keys to a Sun Devil victory.
Thu, 19 December 2013
The Sun Devils won't take the field until December 30th, but the action has still been hot and heavy, resulting in a new can't-miss episode of Speak of the Devils.
First off, we recap some of the big news and notes from the previous week, including a quartet of Sun Devils who won't be returning in 2014.
With so much recruiting activity (including some happening during the show), there's no better guest that DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino. He breaks down the crazy string of #Booms over the last week, what it all means, and what to expect between now and National Letter of Intent Day.
Next up is the return of an old fan favorite: Buy or Sell. Brad fires five Sun Devil hot topics at Joe to get his expert take on the near-term future of ASU football.
We then welcome in a special guest. Spencer Hall, the popular national college football voice from SB Nation and EveryDayShouldBeSaturday.com joins the show to give his thoughts on ASU, as well as some of the major talking points around the game.
Direct download: Episode_83_-_Recruiting_Update_and_Spencer_Hall.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:25 AM
Tue, 3 December 2013
Sixty minutes. That's all that separates ASU from the Rose Bowl.
For the biggest ASU game since...well, the last Rose Bowl, we bring you the biggest episode to date.
We begin by recapping the Sun Devils dominating victory over Arizona that kept the Territorial Cup in Tempe for another year, and get the weekly #StandoutStar picks.
In our weekly "Know Your Enemy" segment, we welcome back Jack Blanchat of RuleOfTree.com to give us an insider preview of the Stanford Cardinal.
With the Devils on the brink of the Grandaddy of them all, we bring in two guys who know what it takes to lead ASU there: JAKE PLUMMER and JUAN ROQUE. The heroes of the 1997 Rose Bowl team share their insight in what it takes to get there, and what ASU must do to get back.
Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the audio from Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Direct download: Episode_82_-_ASU_vs_Stanford_Preview_with_Jake_Plummer.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:39 PM
Wed, 27 November 2013
We are the champions, my friends.
Arizona State returns home to face their hated rivals after having claimed the Pac-12 South championship last week, so there is much to discuss in this new episode.
Brad Denny and Joe Healey kick off the show with a detailed recap of ASU's historic victory over UCLA to secure the division crown. As usual, we are joined by Becca Winn of DevilsDigest.com to get the #StandoutStar picks.
Then it's time to focus on the Territorial Cup.
First up is Shane Dale, author of Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert. He provides insight into the rivalry and the history that no one else can provide. Next up is Adam Green of ArizonaSports.com to give an insider's look at the Wildcats.
Then it's our in-depth preview of Saturday's game, complete with the keys to victory, critical match ups and more. Stay tuned after the Song of the Week to hear the entirity of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.