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 PST

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 PST

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.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Danny_Gonzales.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

With Signing Day quickly approaching, the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series hits the recruiting trail with one of Arizona State's newest coaches and most important recruiters.

In this episode, I sit down with Antonio Pierce, ASU's linebackers coach. We talk about a wide range of topics, from being a Wildcat in Tempe, connecting with today's recruits, how ASU is trying to re-establish their talent pipeline into southern California, what the coaching staff is doing to repair ASU's strained relationships with local high schools, and more.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Antonio_Pierce.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:44am PST

The Sun Devils won't be taking the football field again for a while, but they'll still be showing up in your podcast feed.

Throughout the offseason, the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series will bring you candid one-on-one conversations with Arizona State players and coaches. I'll go in-depth with each guest on a wide range of topics, from on the field to off, from the deep to the light-hearted. By the end of each episode, I hope you have a greater understanding of the person behind the facemask (or clipboard).

To kick off the series, I sit down with ASU offensive coordinator Rob Likens. He opens up about his upbringing in SEC country, the stress of working for a coach on the hot seat, developing his offensive scheme, math and the ministry, the keys to playcalling and more. Plus, we'll talk about the source of his never-ending energy.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Rob_Likens.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:36pm PST

The #SpeakingVictory era is near its end.

After a look at the latest coaching news, we review how Arizona State did during the opening of the early signing period with Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com (15:24) and examine each of the 11 new signees (40:25). We then talk with two of the newest Sun Devils, LB Christian LaValle (54:39) and DB Ely Doyle (1:03:19).

Next up, we talk with RB Eno Benjamin (1:10:33) and DT Tashon Smallwood (1:14:20) about their seasons, the impact of the coaching change, and what's next for each of them.

We then look ahead to ASU's Sun Bowl battle with North Carolina State. First up, we go behind enemy lines with Jacey Zembal of TheWolfpacker.com (1:18:48). Then, we break down the game and give our final predictions of the season (1:40:15).

Direct download: Episode_187_-_Sun_Bowl_and_Signing_Day.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:16pm PST

Grab your tux, it's time for the annual Speak of the Devils Season Awards Spectacular.
 
But before handing out the hardware, a little something different.
 
Following a look at the latest news (4:25), we chat with ASU basketball analyst Kyle Dodd about the Sun Devils' remarkable run to No. 5 in the new Top 25 (27:10).
 
Then we head to the red carpet, as we honor the best (and worst) of the plays, moment, and players from the 2017 season (Part I - 48:02, Part II - 1:15:28). 
 
During intermission, we talk with ASU LB Christian Sam to get his thoughts on getting snubbed by the conference awards, his dominant season, and whether he'll leave early for the NFL (1:08:49).
 
Finally, we are joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to give us a preview at what to expect when the early signing period opens on Dec. 20 and what ASU will do with their newly open defensive coordinator position. (1:33:19)
Direct download: Episode_186_-_ASU_Season_Awards_and_Hoops_Talk.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:58am PST

Get ready to put up points on the Scoreboard of Life.

It's happened. Arizona State has hired Herm Edwards as the new head football coach. Plus, they're restructuring the program to make it more like the NFL. These are interesting times.

To help sort through it all, we are joined by an expert panel in studio. Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com sit down to go in depth on the move, from Edwards' qualifications, to the program reshuffling, and the reasons why it will succeed...or fail. We then answer some listener questions.

Then, stay tuned for Brad's one-on-one with Coach Edwards, including his answer on the future of Camp Tontozona (2:07:51).

Direct download: Episode_185_-_ASU_Hires_Herm_Edwards.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 2:02pm PST

Congrats, you won the Territorial Cup. By the way, you're fired.

It's been an eventful few days for ASU football, so there's much to discuss on the new Speak of the Devils.

After a look at the news (4:19), we open with a frank examination of the Todd Graham era, from what was accomplished to what was left wanting (8:49). Then we dive into the reasoning and expectations laid down by ASU AD Ray Anderson, and how that will shape the future of the program.

Next up, we welcome in Hod Rabino from DevilsDigest.com for his insider analysis of the firing, and what ASU fans should expect during the hiring process (1:39:55).

Then it's former ASU offensive lineman Kyle Murphy returns to provide his thoughts on the move and what his beloved Devils need in a head coach (2:15:21)

We then wrap up with a look at the win over Arizona (remember that?), and what it means to have the Territorial Cup back in Tempe (2:35:56).

Direct download: Episode_184_-_Todd_Graham_Fired_and_Whats_Next.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:53pm PST

Let the #hAte flow.

We kick off the Territorial Cup Week episode with a look at latest news and our updated award picks (3:18) before examining Arizona State's win over Oregon State (21:40). Then we try to make sense of this weird year by looking at what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know (31:43).

After a Sun Devil Stock Report (1:06:17), we prepare for the Duel.

First up, we are joined by Shane Dale, host of Wildcat Country on 1580 AM and author of Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert, for an expert look at UofA and the series as a whole (1:17:28). Then it's time for our game preview and prediction of who will end up with the Cup (1:41:48).

Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for a cool collection of voicemails from listeners and former ASU players sharing their favorite rivalry memories.

Direct download: Episode_183_-_ASU_vs_Arizona_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:15pm PST



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