In this episode of the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series, I talk with Arizona State's speedy wide receiver Frank Darby. During our conversation, we discuss his early years growing up in a rough part of New Jersey, how he tried to avoid a life lost to the street—unlike someone very close to him—how he is driven to make his mom proud while serving as a role model to his younger siblings, his larger role in ASU's passing game, and more.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Frank_Darby.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:15pm PDT

During a critical time for Sun Devil athletics, we go straight to the top for answers.

In this episode of the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series, I talk with Arizona State Athletic Director Ray Anderson. We go in-depth on the New Leadership model, the fallout of the Herm Edwards hire, the dire situation with baseball, Tracy Smith's job security, his biggest concerns for the future, the next items on  his to-do list, and more.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:07pm PDT

Spring ball is over, but Speak of the Devils is back to help you through the dreary offseason.

In this episode, we are joined in-studio by Hod Rabino and Jack Harris of DevilsDigest.com for a roundtable discussion on all things spring. We review the breakout players, the most promising—and concerning—developments, the position battles left to be decided, and where the program is heading into a crucial summer. We then take listener questions (1:31:24) before our experts give an update on basketball & baseball (1:42:06).

Direct download: Episode_191_-_ASU_Spring_Review_Roundtable.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:05pm PDT

Spring football is hitting the homestretch. Let's talk about it. 

With 10 practices in the books, trends are beginning to emerge about Herm Edwards' Sun Devils. After a look at the latest news (3:44), we examine some of the major themes of the spring, what they mean now, and how they translate moving forward (16:31).

We're then joined by insider Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for his analysis of the spring's first 10 sessions...plus a little basketball news (1:14:32).

Direct download: Episode_190_-_Spring_Football_Homestretch.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:03am PDT

As work goes on to build a stronger Sun Devil football program, one of the key architects pulls back the curtain and provides critical insight. 

In this episode of the Sitdown Series, I talk with Executive Senior Athletic Director Jean Boyd. We go in-depth on his role in shaping the New Leadership Model, the biggest changes so far, the key struggles ahead, prioritizing the student in student-athlete, giving back to his alma mater, and more.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:20pm PDT

He ran into the Arizona State record books and into the fanbase's hearts. Now, he sits down for the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series.

In this episode of the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series, I talk with Demario Richard, one of the most productive running backs in school history. We cover his showing at the NFL Combine, his work in preparing for the NFL Draft, the ups and downs of his senior season, his desired legacy, and much more.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Demario_Richard.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:17am PDT

Get on the train, spring football is pulling into the Sun Devil station.

But before the Herm Express hits the field...Bobby ******* Hurley's Devils are going dancing! After a look at the latest news (2:46), we preview ASU's trip to the NCAA Tournament as we are joined by the team's radio analyst Kyle Dodd to break down their first round matchup and whether the team can become a Cinderella (18:36).

Then it's time for our in-depth spring football preview (30:53). We break down each position group, outline the key storylines and position battles to track, and get terrific insight from DevilsDigest.com reporter Jack Harris (1:27:24).

Direct download: Episode_189_-_Spring_Football_and_NCAA_Tournament_Previews.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:29pm PDT

It's the day every fax machine dreams of: National Signing Day.

We kick things off with a player-by-player review of the newest crop of Sun Devils (5:50). Then we're joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for his insider analysis on the class, what went wrong and right, and what late additions may pop up in the coming weeks (50:43).

After a Sun Devil Stock Report (1:23:09), we talk with two of ASU's signees, running back Isaiah Floyd (1:34:18), and defensive back Cam Phillips (1:39:42).

We wrap up with Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com (1:45:45). He'll provide his expertise into ASU's local recruiting efforts, the names to watch in 2019, and what the end of junior college football in Maricopa County means for the future.

Direct download: Episode_188_-_Signing_Day_2018_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:20pm PDT

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program. With Signing Day approaching, we get in-depth answers from the man coordinating Arizona State's efforts.

In this episode of the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series, I talk with Donnie Yantis, ASU's recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach. We cover his background as a top prep head coach, building up a college program from the ground up, ASU's recruiting tactics and strategy, rebuilding the pipeline to California, improving local recruiting, repairing relationships with local coaches, and much more.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Donnie_Yantis.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:55pm PDT

The Sun Devil defense has had a rough few years, but with a new staff comes a new hope.

In this episode of the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series, I talk with Danny Gonzales, Arizona State's new defensive coordinator. We cover a wide range of topics, from the details of his 3-3-5 scheme and how it fits ASU's personnel, paying his dues, how his staff is recruiting California and Arizona, his relationship with Rocky Long, the upcoming match up against his mentor, and much more.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT



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