Arizona State's win over No. 1 Nebraska in 1996 is Sun Devil gospel. Over 20 years later, the victory still resonates, and holds a special place in the heart of ASU fans everywhere.

Fans know what happened on the field during the 19-0 victory. However, few know how what happened the night before helped to impact not only the game, not only the season, but the future of the program.

Key members of that legendary 1996 team take you inside that players-only meeting, onto the team bus as it drove through a sea of red, and into the pre-game locker room as they prepared for their date with history.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:43pm PDT

The train had a rough stop in San Diego, but Herm Edwards is looking to get back on track this week.

After a look at the news (3:13), we analyze the loss at San Diego State, including a debate over the game's two controversial decisions (5:03).

Then we go in the trenches with ASU legend Juan Roque (31:02). The former All-American discusses the struggles of the offensive line, his thoughts on Herm, and more.

We then look ahead to ASU's road battle against No. 10 Washington. First, we get an insider's look from Lars Hanson of TheDawgReport.com (46:28), and then breakdown the matchup and give our predictions (1:04:10). 

Direct download: Episode_202_-_ASU_vs_Washington_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:05am PDT

The train is now moving up the Top 25.

After a look at the news, we review ASU's big win over Michigan State (17:11) before Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com gives us a recruiting update (41:18). We then talk with ASU DC Danny Gonzales on the defense's hot start & the feeling of facing his former team (56:31). We're then joined by SDSU inside Kirk Kenney (1:07:50) as we dive into our in-depth Sun Devils v Aztecs preview (1:17:52)

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:23am PDT

It's Sparky versus Sparty on our 200th episode!

We begin this historic show with a review of ASU's 49-7 victory over UTSA and a look at what we can take away from the effort.

Then we head into the trenches with Sun Devil center Cohl Cabral (32:26) before talking with wide receivers coach Charlie Fisher (37:31).

We then go behind enemy lines with Jim Comparoni of SpartanMag.com to get an insider's view of No. 15 Michigan State (42:53). Then it's time for our preview, where we lay out the keys to victory and give our final score predictions (1:04:47).

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:23pm PDT

It's GAME WEEK! Former ASU star safety Jordan Simone joins us in studio to break down the UTSA game & his new gig. Plus, we talk with ASU LB Darien Butler (59:47) and DT Renell Wren (1:03:33) before going behind enemy lines with UTSA insider Javi Cardenas (1:08:13). We cap it all off with our in-depth game preview & predictions (1:18:03).

Direct download: Episode_199_-_ASU_vs_UTSA_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:56pm PDT

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

We're joined in studio by Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com as we break down the key questions the 2018 Sun Devils are facing.  We also talk with running back Isaiah Floyd (2:10:14) before revealing our fearless predictions on how Herm Edwards' first season will play out (2:13:52).

Direct download: Episode_198_-_ASU_Season_Preview_and_Predictions.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:29am PDT

It's time for our annual Media Day spectacular.

Brad sits down with several key Sun Devils to discuss the major issues facing the team heading into the season. Hear from cornerbacks Kobe Williams and Chase Lucas (1:59), defensive end Jalen Bates (12:48), left tackle Casey Tucker (22:29), linebacker Koron Crump (31:39), running back Eno Benjamin (37:07), and head coach Herm Edwards (44:30).

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 8:16pm PDT

Fall camp is in full swing, so let's talk some football.

We start with Brad's early impressions of the first four fall camp practices, including early standpoints. trends to follow, and questions needing answers

Then it is time for our annual visit with ESPN SportsCenter anchor and ASU alum Matt Barrie, who gives his insight into Herm Edwards and what success looks like in 2018 (27:00).

Brad then talks with a pair of talented newcomers already making noise: RB A.J. Carter (40:58) and LB Merlin Robertson (43:20).

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:12am PDT

The Sun Devils open the first fall camp of the Herm Edwards era this week, and Speak of the Devils brings you an in-depth preview. After a look at the latest news (2:46), we examine each position group and break down the key players, critical battles, and most pressing questions as the season opener looms (29:50).

Direct download: Episode_195_-_2018_ASU_Fall_Camp_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:29pm PDT

Season 8 premiere! After discussing the news (2:51), we talk with ASU QB commit Joey Yellen (18:15). Next up, we preview the Pac-12 race (28:17) & get insight from Jon Wilner (1:23:40). Then we preview the national scene (1:41:41) before our interview with the legendary Phil Steele (2:15:15).

Direct download: Episode_194_-_2018_Pac-12_and_National_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:38pm PDT

We wrap up this year's Sitdown Series with a candid 1-on-1 chat with ASU CB Chase Lucas. We discuss building upon his All-Pac-12 debut, how hard it is to cover N'Keal Harry, the pressure of being a local star, puppies, Herm Edwards, leaving early, and much more.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:52pm PDT

We review ASU's recent recruiting surge (4:05), talk with new WR Geordon Porter (27:44), countdown the 10 most important players for 2018 (36:52), get insight from offensive coordinator Rob Likens (1:10:03), react to listener fears & thrills about the upcoming season (1:27:28), and consider Arizona State with Spencer Hall (2:15:05)

Direct download: Episode_193_-_Most_Important_Devils_Thrills_and_Fears.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:50pm PDT

With the No. 1 pick in the 2018 SotD Draft...

It's the heart of the offseason, but there's no lull on the latest Speak of the Devils.

We kick off the show on the recruiting trail, as we get analysis of ASU's latest moves from Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com (2:34). Next up, we talk to Ethan Long, one of ASU's new quarterback commits (13:20). The talented gunslinger discusses his commitment and what he looks to bring to the Sun Devil offense. 

Then we're on the clock. Ralph and Uniformity author Cole Streeper join us in-studio for our first all-time ASU football fantasy draft. Pulling from a draft pool that includes every player in program history, the four of us make our picks and assemble our teams (32:00). We then cap it by getting a little creative & weird (1:48:00).

Direct download: Episode_192_-_All-Time_ASU_Fantasy_Draft.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:24pm PDT

Ride the train with Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards. During our conversation, we discuss a wide range of topics, including the state of the program heading into summer, spring standouts and concerns, recruiting his next quarterback, why you should "watch out them Devils", The Chuckbox, and much more.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 8:40pm PDT

Let's hit the trenches with one of the game's all-time greats.

In this episode of the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series, I talk with new Arizona State offensive analyst Kevin Mawae. During our conversation, we discuss his illustrious career, his role with the Sun Devils, playing for Herm Edwards, his favorite Herm-isms, his coaching aspirations, and much more.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 8:20pm PDT

As he gears up for his final season in maroon-and-gold, the leader of the Sun Devil offense opens up.

In this episode, I talk with Arizona State senior quarterback Manny Wilkins. During our conversation, we discuss why he plays the game, how he's looking to use his platform and profile to inspire good in today's youth, the changes in this year's offense, how Herm Edwards has brought "juice" to the team, and much more.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:44am PDT

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.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:36pm PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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).

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:53pm PDT

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 PDT

The coaches may opt to throw too much, but you don't want to pass up on the new Speak of the Devils.

After a look at the news (3:57), we dive deep into ASU's disappointing loss to UCLA (9:20). We examine the playcalling, the defensive breakdowns, and what the Sun Devils can build on down the stretch.

Then we #HitTheRoadWithRalph, as DevilsDigest.com's Ralph Amsden drops by to share his thoughts on the UCLA loss and give an important update on recruiting (35:27).

Following a Sun Devil Stock Report (54:50), we are joined by Jon Wilner of The Mercury News. The Pac-12 Hotline writer shares his expertise on the pressing issues facing the Pac-12, his thoughts on ASU, and the job Todd Graham has done (1:07:54).

We then go behind enemy lines with Danny Moran of The Oregonian for an insider's view of the Oregon State Beavers (1:21:05). Then it's time for our game preview, including the keys to victory and our game predictions (1:38:22). 

Direct download: Episode_182_-_ASU_vs_Oregon_State_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:28pm PDT

It's time to ground and pound on Speak of the Devils.

After a look at the latest news (4:33), we review the highs and lows (but mostly highs) of the comeback win over Colorado (11:41). 

Next up, it's the Sun Devil Stock Report (49:56), where we'll trade on the Double Inferno, Todd Graham's future, and the Territorial Cup.

We're then joined by Pac-12 Networks' analyst Yogi Roth (1:03:45). He discusses ASU's season, Manny Wilkins' growth, and previews the Sun Devils' battle against UCLA.

Then we dive into ASU's game against the Bruins, from the keys to victory to the critical match ups. We wrap up by giving out our fearless predictions (1:20:00).

Direct download: Episode_181_-_ASU_vs_UCLA_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT

Welp...time to get up, dust yourself off, and fire up Speak of the Devils.

After a look at the latest news (3:04), we dive right in to the blowout loss to USC (6:47). We examine what went wrong, how (or if) if will get better, what it means moving forward, and if there were any positives to take away from it.

Following a Sun Devil Stock Report (28:55), we turn the page and look ahead .

We are joined by Colorado insider Mike Singer to get an expert look at the Buffaloes (38:40). Then it's time for our in-depth preview of Saturday's crucial game, including our keys to victory, critical match ups, and predictions (52:18).

Direct download: Episode_180_-_ASU_vs_Colorado_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:38pm PDT

Folks, we have ourselves a winning streak.

After a look at the latest news (4:10), we dive into ASU's dominating win over Utah and how the defense has turned things around so dramatically (12:36). Then it's time to answer some listener questions (54:09).

Then, it's time for the Sun Devil Stock Report (1:08:14), where we discuss the defense, the South race, and the stakes of the Duel in the Desert.

We're then joined by USC insider Joey Kaufman to get a behind-enemy-lines view at the No. 21 Trojans (1:18:07). We wrap up with our in-depth preview of Saturday's game (1:29:55), including a look at the critical match ups, keys to victory, and our predictions.

Direct download: Episode_179_-_ASU_vs_USC_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:42pm PDT

The field has been rushed and the goal posts survived. It's now time for the new Speak of the Devils.

After a look at the latest news, we review how exactly ASU pulled off the upset of No. 5 Washington, and more importantly, if they can keep it up (7:36).

We're then joined by ASU defensive line coach Michael Slater (46:48). He discusses how his unit dominated in the trenches, the breakout of Renell Wren, and how they can stop Utah.

Following a Sun Devil Stock Report (54:40), we are joined by Utah insider Patrick Kinahan to get the lowdown on the Utes (1:03:18). Then we dive deep into our preview of Saturday's game and lay out our keys to victory and score predictions (1:30:12).

Direct download: Episode_178_-_ASU_vs_Utah_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:16pm PDT

Bye bye, Bye Week. Welcome back, Sun Devil football.

After a look at the news (3:44), we are joined by former ASU offensive lineman Kyle Murphy (8:13). The Pac-10 champ breaks down the Devils' current struggles in the trenches, and what they must do to improve.

After a Sun Devil Stock Report (30:26), we are joined by Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com. He breaks down ASU's latest recruiting efforts, which local targets may #StayTrue, and what #BOOMs to look for in the coming weeks (37:14).

Then we look ahead to ASU's battle with No. 4 Washington. First, we talk with Husky insider Lars Hanson of TheDawgReport.com (1:03:16) to get the low down on UW. Then, we break down the critical match ups, keys to victory, and reveal our final score predictions (1:16:56).

Direct download: Episode_177_-_ASU_vs_Washington_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:20am PDT

A tough loss and the wrong end of history give us much to discuss.

The Sun Devils are on their bye week at 2-3 and an even 1-1 in Pac-12 play. To help us sort through where the team is at, we bring in some experts.

We're joined in studio by Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com. Together with Brad Denny and Joe Healey, we dissect the good, the bad, and the questions raised through the first part of the season. We examine the offense (3:27), defense (51:45), and the looming big picture issues (1:45:13).

Buckle up for in-depth and unfiltered commentary and analysis.

Direct download: Episode_176_-_ASU_at_the_Bye_Roundtable.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

Now that's more like it.

After a look at the latest news (6:39), we dive into ASU's win over No. 24 Oregon, including the good, the bad, and the new questions raised (13:10). We then answer some listener questions (1:03:22).

Next up, we talk with running back Demario Richard on the return of the ground game (1:11:10), and wide receiver Jalen Harvey discusses his emergence as an elite possession receiver (1:18:36).

After a riveting Sun Devil Stock Report (1:23:35), we look ahead to ASU's road battle against Stanford.

We start by going behind enemy lines with Cardinal insider Jacob Rayburn of CardinalSportsReport.com (1:33:12). Then we go in-depth to preview Saturday's game with a look at the critical match ups, keys to victory, and final score predictions (1:48:17).

Direct download: Episode_175_-_ASU_vs_Stanford_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:29pm PDT

A disappointing loss...but, dare we say, some reasons for hope?

We start off with a look at the news, including what the injury to Koron Crump means for the Devil D (4:25). Then we take an in-depth review of the loss to Texas Tech, from the good, the bad, and the newest questions raised (14:03). Next up, we open up the listener mailbag and answer your questions (56:28).

After a rousing Sun Devil Stock Report (1:09:18), we go Duck hunting.

First, we go behind enemy lines with Oregon inside A.J. Jacobson of DuckSportsAuthority.com (1:19:10). We then wrap up with our extensive preview (1:34:12), keys to the game, and fearless predictions.

Direct download: Episode_174_-_ASU_vs_Oregon_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT

Well...that could've gone better...

After a look at the latest news, we dive right in to ASU's loss to San Diego State (15:24). We examine the good, the mostly bad, and the key questions raised.

After a Sun Devil Stock Report (1:04:42), we go behind enemy lines with Texas Tech insider Chris Level of RedRaiderSports.com to get the scoop on Saturday's opponent (1:14:06).

Finally, we dive into our detailed preview of ASU's battle against Texas Tech (1:30:41). We examine the critical match ups, the keys to victory, and give out our game predictions.

Direct download: Episode_173_-_ASU_vs_Texas_Tech_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:45am PDT

A win's a win, right?

On the new Speak of the Devils, we break down the good, the bad, and the questions raised from ASU's less-than-dominant win over New Mexico State (9:54).

We then bring on former Sun Devil All-American tackle Juan Roque (50:25) to help break down the problems of ASU's offensive line and how they can be corrected.

After a Sun Devil Stock Report (1:07:17), we talk with ASU defensive backs coach T.J. Rushing (1:15:00) about the performance of his group and what they'll face on Saturday.

Then we look ahead to the battle with the Aztecs. First, we go behind enemy lines with SDSU insider Ruben Meza (1:21:09). Then it's time for our in-depth preview (1:48:02), as we analyze the critical match ups and keys to victory, plus we give our game predictions.

Direct download: Episode_172_-_ASU_vs_SDSU_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54am PDT

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! FOOTBALL IS HERE!

ASU is kicking off their 2017 season this week, and Speak of the Devils is here to give you the in-depth preview.

After a look at the news and new depth chart (3:29), we chat with ASU senior running back Demario Richard (14:23) to get his thoughts on wrapping up fall camp, facing the Aggies, and the offense under Manny Wilkins.

Then it's time for a fun Sun Devil Stock Report (18:41) before going behind enemy lines with New Mexico State insider Jason Groves (26:15) to learn more about what the Aggies will bring to Tempe on Thursday.

Finally, we wrap up with our game preview (40:20), in which we outline what to expect from NMSU, our keys to the game, and our score predictions.

Direct download: Episode_171_-_ASU_vs_NMSU_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm PDT

SOON.

The season is just days away, so that means it's time for our annual season preview and prediction show.

We're joined in-studio by Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com for an in-depth roundtable discussion on what the 2017 has in store for the Sun Devils. Through a detailed round of 20 questions, we examine all the significant storylines, trends, and concerns.

We cap the episode with our set of fearless predictions, including players of the year, most important game, and final record.

Direct download: Episode_170_-_ASU_Season_Preview_and_Predictions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm PDT

Just two more weeks...

As fall camp winds down, we are joined by Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic (7:58) to get his insight on what's going on with the Devils, including how the QB battle is shaping up, and what ASU fans can realistically expect in 2017. 

We then take a positional look at camp's top battles and who is impressing...and who's falling behind (28:45).

Then it's time to buy or sell, as we roll out a mid-camp edition of the Sun Devil Stock Report. (1:19:11)

We wrap up with something a little different, as we conduct our first "Ask Me Anything" segment (1:29:27), where we take listener questions on just about any ASU-related topic.

Direct download: Episode_169_-_ASU_Fall_Camp_Update_and_Sun_Devils_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT

The Sun Devils are back from Camp T, and Speak of the Devils is in the homestretch to the season.

We kick off the show with in-depth analysis on what transpired between the pines with DevilsDigest.com reporter Justin Toscano (4:15).

Then it's our look at the Pac-12 North (41:20) and who may be able to challenge Washington. Next up, we're joined by Fox Sports analyst Brady Quinn (1:03:01) for his takes on the Sun Devils and the conference race.

After we take a detailed look at how the Pac-12 South race may unfold (1:18:37), we talk to ASU defensive coordinator Phil Bennett (2:01:05) and freshman kicker Brandon Ruiz (2:06:40).

Brad and Joe then reveal their picks for the College Football Playoff and who will hoist the Heisman (2:10:52). 

We wrap up with a visit from one of our favorite guests: ESPN SportsCenter anchor & ASU alum Matt Barrie (2:26:37), who provides some strong takes on the state of the program and the 2017 outlook.

Direct download: Episode_168_-_Camp_T_Analysis_and_Pac-12_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:54am PDT

Fall camp is in full swing, and that means our annual Speak of the Devils Media Day spectacular.

We sit down for one-on-one conversations with the key Sun Devil players and coaches: CB Chase Lucas (2:29), QB Blake Barnett (8:10), LB Christian Sam (15:51), RB Kalen Ballage (22:51), offensive coordinator Billy Napier (26:09), WR John Humphrey (34:43), OG Sam Jones (41:51), Devilbacker Koron Crump (47:26), TE Jay Jay Wilson (53:09), and of course, head coach Todd Graham (58:36)

Direct download: Episode_167_-_ASU_Media_Day_with_Todd_Graham.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:33am PDT

FOOTBALL IS BACK.

As the Sun Devils open up fall camp, Speak of the Devils brings you your in-depth preview.

After a look at some recent news, we take a position-by-position look at how the Sun Devils stack up heading into camp (22:35).

We're then joined by DevilsDigest.com publisher Hod Rabino to get his insider take on what he's tracking during fall camp (1:13:17).

Following a Sun Devil Stock Report (1:50:22), we catch up with senior DB Marcus Ball to get his thoughts on the team's summer progress, how last year's failures provide motivation, and the impact of Phil Bennett (1:59:30).

Finally, Brad and Joe outline their top players to watch and top questions they want answered before the opener (2:09:00).

Direct download: Episode_166_-_ASU_Fall_Camp_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:12am PDT

Pioneer. Legend. Icon.

It is a fact that no one has ever had a greater impact on Sun Devil football than Frank Kush. On this episode of Speak of the Devils, a panel of all-time ASU greats pay tribute to the late head coach.

Danny White (11:59), J.D. Hill (29:09), Bob Breunig (48:15), Mike Haynes (1:11:13), Mark Malone (1:31:14), Jeff Van Raaphorst (1:51:21), and Juan Roque (2:02:59) join us to share their memories—from the intense to the funny to the surprisingly sweet—of the most heralded coach in Sun Devil football history. We also revisit a great story from Jake Plummer (2:17:01) on how Kush's legacy helped spur the biggest upset in school history.

We conclude by hearing from a number of fans who share their Coach Kush memories and what impact he made on their lives (2:24:52)

Direct download: Episode_165_-_Remembering_Frank_Kush.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:43pm PDT

There's no getting around it. It was a bad year for ASU's three biggest sports. But is it simply a rough stretch...or the start of a new trend? How worried should fans be?

To get answers, we dig deep in a special State of the Sun Devil Union episode. We go in-depth on Sun Devil football, men's basketball, and baseball with those closest to each program.

Football (4:40) - We are first joined by Arizona Sports' Vince Marotta to get his insightful takes on how Todd Graham can right the ship...and save his job. We then discuss why ASU has struggled in recent years, what they must do to return to winning football, and how confident fans should be in 2017.

Basketball (50:44) - Former ASU point guard and current radio analyst Kyle Dodd joins us to share his thoughts on the state of men's hoops. How close are the Devils to going dancing? Does Bobby Hurley have the program on the right track? What about all those transfers?

Baseball (1:25:16) - Perhaps no one has greater insight on ASU baseball than The Arizona Republic's Jeff Metcalfe, who has covered the team for years. He shares his expert insight on the worst season in program history, Tracy Smith's job security, and if a return to form is coming in 2018.

Paola Boivin (2:10:52) - Perhaps the most respected voice in Valley sports media, Paola has spent over 20 award-winning years covering local sports for The Arizona Republic. She provides excellent perspective on ASU's struggles, as well as why fans should feel optimistic about the future.

Fan Feedback (2:25:58) - It's been a tough year on the fans, so we gathered your feedback..and your hot take voicemails.

Direct download: Episode_164_-_State_of_the_Sun_Devil_Union.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

Spring is over, and things are just heating up for Sun Devil football.

Speak of the Devils is back, and we're joined in studio by ASU insiders Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com for a roundtable discussion of the key issues surrounding the program heading into summer.

We kick off the show with a look at the newest Sun Devil roster additions before discussing ASU's recent NFL Draft performance...or lack thereof. How much of a concern is it, and how can it improve?

Next up is a chat with ASU safety—and new father—Marcus Ball, who tells us about how fatherhood is treating him, the up-and-comers in the secondary, and why this year's defense will be different.

Then it's time for summer school. We hand out our important assignments to each of the position groups, outlining exactly what we need to see from them over the summer to earn a winning grade.

Direct download: Episode_163_-_Sun_Devil_Summer_School.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:03am PDT

Spring is over, but Arizona State's quarterback battle is just heating up.

On the season finale of Hard Count, we take a comprehensive examination of where the Sun Devils' quarterback competition stands at the conclusion of spring practices. We'll get insight from QBs Manny Wilkins, Blake Barnett, Dillon Sterling-Cole, and Bryce Perkins, plus offensive coordinator Billy Napier and head coach Todd Graham.

Plus, a panel of ASU insiders and experts—Hod Rabino, Ralph Amsden, Fabian Ardaya, and Justin Toscano of DevilsDigest.com, and Kaelen Jones of HouseOfSparky.com—will share their detailed analysis of the quarterbacks. They'll cap off the episode by making their fearless predictions on who will be named the starter and take that first snap in the season opener.

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_11.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:19am PDT

He's been to college football's summit. Now, he's looking to do the same in Tempe.

Blake Barnett became one of the nation's elite recruits, and that pedigree took him to Alabama and got him a national championship. But a quick hook in his debut forced him to reevaluate his future...and landed him in the desert.

In the latest Hard Count, Barnett takes you on his journey, while those closest to him and the program go in-depth on why he came to Arizona State and what he'll bring to the Sun Devils.

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_10.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:51pm PDT

Deep from the heart of Texas comes a young gunslinger with his sights set on ASU's quarterback job.

Dillon Sterling-Cole came to Tempe armed with a cannon...and the expectation to sit and learn. But stunning developments thrust him into the line of fire sooner than anyone had imagined. He took some lumps and learned some lessons, and it all helped to prepare him for a promising future.

DSC takes us on his journey from a small east Texas town to the spotlight of Sun Devil Stadium, with several stops made—and obstacles overcome—along the way. His coaches and teammates also tell us what makes him special, and Sun Devil insiders will explain why he could be a future star for the maroon-and-gold.

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_9.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:28pm PDT

To be the best, steal from the best.

On the latest Hard Count, new Arizona State offensive coordinator Billy Napier discusses his path into coaching, learning from Nick Saban, how he developed his offensive and playcalling philosophy, and what ASU fans should expect from the Sun Devils in 2017.

We also talk to ASU head coach Todd Graham on why Napier was his pick, the Sun Devil quarterbacks discuss their new position coach, and an Alabama beat writer and a pair of Sun Devil insiders break down what Napier will bring to the desert.

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_8.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:37pm PDT

Another year, another fierce battle for the starting quarterback job for the Sun Devils.

Hard Count: The Devils' Decision returns to break down Arizona State's competition and give you unparalleled insight into the players, coaches, and key developments.

In the season two premiere, we take an in-depth review of ASU's 2016 season and how the roller coaster ride helped shaped the program and the current situation. We also take an honest look at how the battle is shaping up, and how the returning competitors have positioned themselves for the challenges that lay ahead.

Featuring interviews with Todd Graham, Ray Anderson, Chip Lindsey, Manny Wilkins, Brady White, Bryce Perkins, N'Keal Harry, and many more.

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_7.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 2:32am PDT

The Arizona "winter" is almost over, and the Sun Devils will soon open spring practices with many key questions to answer. 

After a quick look at the latest news, we are joined by DevilsDigest.com's Ralph Amsden (11:30) for his view of the Sun Devils heading into spring camp.

After a Sun Devil Stock Report (20:15), we talk to senior running back Kalen Ballage (26:13) about his look into leaving early for the NFL, the frustrations of 2016, and the hopes for 2017.

Then we dive into our in-depth breakdown of what to look for during spring (33:39), including the potential breakout players and the key position battles to watch. 

We cap the episode with a sit down interview with ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson (2:09:26). He covers a number of topics including the assistant coaching carousel, the Sun Devil Stadium renovations, and why fans should be excited for the future.

Direct download: Episode_162_-_Spring_Ball_Preview_and_Ray_Anderson.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:18pm PDT

"At any time, I could have lost my life."

Jaxon Hood burst onto the scene as a heralded freshman All-American, and a hometown hero in the making. Less than two years later, he was gone.

Now sober, he opens up about his painful, costly, and nearly fatal battle with painkiller addiction. He also shares his life-saving revelation, and how he now hopes his struggles can help others battling the demon of addiction.

"My story isn't over..."

Direct download: Echoes_from_the_Buttes_-_Devil_vs_Demons.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT

The faxes are off and the Letters of Intent are in. Let's recap Signing Day on Speak of the Devils.

We kick off the show with a roundtable discussion with Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com. They provide expert analysis into the wins, surprises, and next moves of ASU's 2017 class.

Next up, we talk with three important members of the class: Safety Evan Fields, tight end Mark Walton, and safety K.J. Jarrell.

Then it's the main event. We wrap up with our detailed player-by-player rundown of every Sun Devil who signed on the dotted line.

Direct download: Episode_161_-_National_Signing_Day_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:57pm PDT

Warm up the fax machine, the Speak of the Devils Signing Day preview is here.

Before we venture onto the recruiting trail, we begin with a recap of the Chip Lindsey departure, where ASU's hunt for a new offensive coordinator currently stands, and how it will impact the 2017 team.

We're then joined by Ralph Amsden of Rivals.com for his expert insight into the OC search, ASU's efforts with the top local targets, and what surprises to expect over the next week.

After a Signing Day themed Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by ASU wide receiver N'Keal Harry. He discusses his outstanding freshman season, what to expect this year, and how he's helping to make staying true fashionable.

We cap off the show with a look at ASU's top remaining targets, and whether they'll be signing on the dotted line next week.

Direct download: Episode_160_-_National_Signing_Day_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:42pm PDT

#Boom after #Boom, Signing Day draws near, so there's much to discuss on the new Speak of the Devils.

After a look at the latest 4-star #Boom, we welcome ASU insider Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for an in-depth breakdown of the Sun Devils' newest commit...and of the drama of one that got away (for now).

Next up we are joined by 4-star commit and local standout Tyler Johnson. The versatile prospect explains why ASU was the place for him, what he brings to both sides of the ball, and how ASU's image is evolving among elite recruits.

Finally, we talk with ASU wide receiver Ryan Newsome. He discusses why he's become such a vocal advocate for the program, how he's improved over his redshirt year, and what fireworks are in store for the Sun Devil offense in 2017.

Direct download: Episode_159_-_The_Boom_Homestretch.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:03pm PDT

It was a rough end to the year, but it's been an explosive start to the recruiting homestretch.

First, we get you caught up on the latest happenings, including a look at ASU's new wide receivers coach.

Then we examine the run of recent #Booms, plus an evaluation of the four mid-year signees.

Next up, we talk to a pair of those signees—safety Ty Thomas and Devilbacker Loren Mondy—as they discuss why they chose to be a Sun Devil and what they will bring to the defense in the years ahead.

We then examine the current state of ASU's 2017 class, including what positions are looking good, and which still need to be addressed.

Then we are joined by Ralph Amsden of Rivals.com to get his expert insight into how the Devils are doing now, and which #Booms may be on the horizon. We wrap up with a look at our Top 5 remaining targets for the Sun Devils.

Direct download: Episode_158_-_Boom_Boom_Boom.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:26pm PDT

The humiliating loss to Arizona hurt. A lot. Speak of the Devils is here to help and to answer the tough questions.

To help us dig deep, we welcome in Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com/Rivals.com. We start on a positive note, with a look at the six Sun Devils who were selected to the various Pac-12 All-Conference teams.

Then we tackle the big issues surrounding the state of the program. Did ASU quit against Arizona? Should Keith Patterson go? How hot is Todd Graham's seat? How will the 5-7 season impact recruiting? And much more.

We cap off the show with our annual season awards, honoring the best (and worst) of 2016.

Direct download: Episode_157_-_Season_Awards_and_Whats_Next.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:52pm PDT

Let the #hAte flow! It's Territorial Cup week, and Speak of the Devils gets you ready for the war.

We begin with a look at the news and ASU's loss to No. 6 Washington. We break down what we can we take away, and whether the Sun Devils are a "bad" team.

Then we're joined by longtime Valley broadcaster Vince Marotta of Arizona Sports & 98.7 FM. He gives his takes on the season thus far, the QB situation, and who he thinks will walk away with the coveted Cup.

After a rousing Sun Devil Stock Report,it's then time to preview the battle for state supremacy.

First off, we're joined by Adam Green of Arizona Sports to get a look at the Wildcats and what they will bring to Friday's game. Then we preview the game, the key match ups, and give our predictions.

Direct download: Episode156_-_Territorial_Cup_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:28pm PDT

No rest for the weary. The Sun Devils hit the road after a tough loss, and the new Speak of the Devils gets you ready.

We kick off the new episode with one of the hottest talking points in Sun Devil circles: Todd Graham's future. 3TV's Tim Ring sits in to share some insider information on the relationship between Graham and AD Ray Anderson, and how tenuous Graham's future could be.

Then we take a look back at ASU's loss to Utah, examining how they were dominated in the trenches and how N'Keal Harry dazzled.

Next up we are joined by former Sun Devil quarterback Mike Bercovici to get some expert analysis into the team's quarterback play this season, how it will shape up going forward, and what the future will hold for the program.

After a brisk Sun Devil Stock Report, we talk to one of the most unique voices in college football, Spencer Hall of EDSBS.com and SB Nation.

To get ready for ASU's trip to Seattle, House of Sparky managing editor Kaelen Jones drops by for a film breakdown of what to expect from the Huskies, before we cap the show with our preview and predictions.

Direct download: Episode_155_-_ASU_vs_Washington_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT

Goodbye, Bye Week. Hello, next difficult game. Arizona State is back home and Speak of the Devils is here to preview the action with the help of a super sub.

With Joe Healey out of town enjoying some R&R, the legendary @JediASU steps in studio to guest host. 

We kick things off with a lively discussion of the year to date from a fan's perspective. How has the year measured up? What's impressed, who's disappointed, and what should fans be feeling?

After a lively Sun Devil Stock Report, we then turn the page and look ahead to ASU's next battle against No. 13 Utah.

First, we go behind enemy lines with Utah insider Patrick Kinahan of 1280 The Zone to get the lowdown on what the 16th ranked Utes will brings to the Thursday's game. We wrap up with our preview of the game and how the Sun Devils can pull the upset win.

Direct download: Episode_154_-_ASU_vs_Utah_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:25pm PDT

The Arizona State Walking Wounded are resting up on the bye for a tough homestretch, but there are no weeks off for Speak of the Devils.

We kick off with a look back at the wild loss to the Oregon Ducks. What went wrong...and what went oh so bad.

We're then joined by former Sun Devil great Kyle Caldwell to help diagnose the defense's woes and what must be done in order to fix them as soon as possible.

After a lively Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by ASU senior wide receiver Tim White. He discusses the quarterback situation, how this team is responding to adversity, and how he's approaching his final home game.

Then we are joined by Paul Monusky, the co-producer and director of the outstanding NFL Network documentary "A Football Life: Pat Tillman".

Finally, Brad and Joe provide their homestretch to do lists for the Sun Devils and answer some listener questions.

Direct download: Episode_153_-_ASU_at_the_Bye_Week.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:36pm PDT

A valiant effort comes up short, and now it's time for a Sun Devil duck hunt.

We kick off the new Speak of the Devils with a look back at the disappointing, but not without merit, loss to Washington State. 

Then it's time to visit with "The Voice of the Sun Devils", the legendary Tim Healey. He shares his perspective on the rash of injuries, the progression of Manny Wilkins, and how ASU stacks up against Oregon.

Then it's time for a rousing Sun Devil Stock Report, where Joe buys and sells the latest trends surrounding the team.

We're then joined by Oregon insider A.J. Jacobson of DuckSportsAuthority.com. He breaks down why the Ducks have struggled this year, why they remain dangerous, and how hot Mark Helfrich's seat is.

We wrap up with our preview of Saturday's big game, including the keys to victory and our predictions. Stick around for a visit from Uniformity's Cole Streeper, who gives us a hint about the hot new uniforms ASU will wear this week.

Direct download: Episode_152_-_ASU_vs_Oregon_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:03am PDT

After a disappointing mile-high performance, the Sun Devils are back in the desert looking to tame the Cougars.

We begin the new Speak of the Devils with a review of the loss to Colorado. 

We're then joined by ASU legend Juan Roque to help diagnose the woes of the offensive line and what must happen to improve in the trenches. Then, ASU starting left tackle Evan Goodman talks about the keys for his unit to reestablish their edge on the line.

Then it's time for the Sun Devil Stock Report. Are we buying the Devils as South contenders? Should Manny have played? But we don't stop there. It's then time for Point/Counterpoint as we weigh in on why, and why not, ASU will get to eight wins.

We then get defensive with linebacker Laiu Moeakiola and cornerback Gump Hayes, who breakdown the challenge this week's battle against Washington State presents.

For this week's Know Your Enemy, we welcome back Michael Preston of CougCenter.com to get his insight on what the red-hot Cougars. We then finish with our preview, keys to the game, and predictions.

Direct download: Episode_151_-_ASU_vs_Washington_State_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:54pm PDT

What a way to hit the midpoint of the season. The Sun Devils are riding high and so is the new Speak of the Devils. Get comfortable, there's a lot to talk about.

So much has happened over the first six games, So to help us break down ASU's surprising 5-1 start, we are joined in studio by an expert panel: Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com.

We begin with a look at ASU's quarterback injury situation and other important news before an examination of the win over UCLA. It's then time for a lively Sun Devil Stock Report where the opinions go all over the map. 

Then it's the main event. We break down the 2016 Sun Devil team, position-by-position. What's gone right, what's gone wrong, the big surprises, and what must be fixed moving forward are all discussed.

We're then joined by Colorado Buffalo insider Kyle Henderson of CUSportsNation.com to find out more on the surprising Pac-12 South co-leaders and what they will bring to Saturday's big game. We finish off with our preview, keys to victory, and a game preview that has our panel divided. 

Direct download: Episode_150_-_ASU_vs_Colorado_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:21am PDT

It's gut check time for the Sun Devils.

We kick off the new Speak of the Devils with a candid and thorough review of ASU's crushing loss at USC. We look at what went wrong (and what little went right) and how to fix it.

Next up, we hit the recruiting trail with Ralph Amsden of Rivals.com for an expert look at the Sun Devils' local efforts at the midseason mark.

Following the Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by a true legend: Eric Allen. The Rose Bowl champion and six-time Pro Bowl cornerback examines ASU's issues in the secondary (among other areas), what they must do to bounce back, and how they fit in a fluid Pac-12 South picture.

Then it's a look forward. First off, House of Sparky editor Kaelen Jones hits the film room and breaks down the resurgent UCLA Bruins' strengths and weaknesses. We cap it off with our in-depth preview and predictions.

Direct download: Episode_149_-_ASU_vs_UCLA_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:58pm PDT

Another week, another thrilling win. Now things really ramp up for the Sun Devils and Speak of the Devils.

First up, we dive into our review of the win over Cal. Why was there another slow start...and how did ASU manage to storm back?

Then it's time to talk with ASU offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey. He discusses the slow starts, strong finishes, and the clutch ability of Manny Wilkins.

It's then time to Buy or Sell on the Sun Devil Stock Report. Are we bullish on ASU's contender status?

We're then joined by a pair of emerging stars for the Sun Devils: Safety Armand Perry and wide receiver Jalen Harvey.

Then it's time to preview the battle against USC. First up, we're joined by Trojan beat writer Joey Kaufman of the OC Register for an insider's view of USC, and we conclude with our in-depth preview looking at the critical match-ups, keys to the game, and fearless predictions.

Direct download: Episode_148_-_ASU_vs_USC_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:31pm PDT

Survive and advance. That's really all you can ask for these days.

We start off the new Speak of the Devils with a look at Arizona State's...let's call it "uneven" showing against UTSA. It wasn't pretty, but it also wasn't all bad. We examine it all in our thorough review.

Next up, it's star wide receiver N'Keal Harry. Brad caught up with him right after the game, and he breaks down another strong showing, how the Sun Devil offense continues to grow, and that incredible catch.

After an insightful Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by Cal insider Trace Travers of GoldenBearReport.com to give us an inside look at what ASU's first Pac-12 opponent will bring on Saturday night.

We conclude with our in-depth breakdown of the game. How can ASU slow down Cal? Will the Sun Devil offense be able to run their way to a win?

Direct download: Episode_147_-_ASU_vs_Cal_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:16pm PDT

Echoes from the Buttes is a new podcast focused on the forgotten, unknown, and unusual stories from ASU football's past. Subscribe to it on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher Radio very soon.

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Arizona State's win over No. 1 Nebraska in 1996 is Sun Devil gospel. Over 20 years later, the victory still resonates, and holds a special place in the heart of ASU fans everywhere.

Fans know what happened on the field during the 19-0 victory. However, few know how what happened the night before helped to impact not only the game, not only the season, but the future of the program.

Key members of that legendary 1996 team take you inside that players-only meeting, onto the team bus as it drove through a sea of red, and into the pre-game locker room as they prepared for their date with history.

Direct download: Echoes_from_the_Buttes_-_The_Night_Before.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:49am PDT

And...Kalen Ballage just scored another touchdown. Just in time for the new Speak of the Devils.

We begin with a look back at the wild win over Texas Tech. From Ballage's barrage, to Manny's breakout, to defensive questions, we break it all down.

We're then joined by House of Sparky writer Kaelen Jones, who gives us an expert analysis of the Sparky formation and what made it so successful. Then, we're joined by ASU running backs coach John Simon to discuss Ballage's run at history, his dynamic duo, and what to expect on the ground moving forward.

After an insightful Sun Devil Stock Report, we look ahead to Friday's battle against UTSA. Roadrunner insider Mike Craven gives us an overview of what UTSA will bring to the game, and we finish with our game preview and predictions. 

Direct download: Episode_146_-_ASU_vs_UTSA_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:35pm PDT

It's good to be 1-0, but things get a lot tougher for the Sun Devils this week. Good thing you have Speak of the Devils handy.

We begin with our analysis of Arizona State's 44-13 win over NAU. Some fans are feeling good, others think it's a bad omen. We cut through the smoke to find the truths.

We're then joined by ASU legend, and new sideline reporter, Derek Hagan. He gives his takes on what he saw from ASU's new-look offense and what adjustments must be made going forward.

Then it's time to buy or sell some hot stocks on the Sun Devil Stock Report before we are joined by ASU secondary coach T.J. Rushing. He breaks down how the Sun Devils will try to stop the Red Raider attack and which young DBs are standing out so far.

We wrap up with our preview of Saturday's big game. Chris Level of RedRaiderSports.com gives us an insider's look at what Texas Tech will bring to Tempe, and Brad and Joe give their keys to the game and fearless score predictions. 

Direct download: Episode_145_-_ASU_vs_Texas_Tech_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:22pm PDT

It's here! GAME WEEK.

Speak of the Devils goes all out during our in-depth preview of Arizona State's season opener against NAU.

After a look at the latest news, we talk with ASU assistant linebacker coach Chans Cox. The former linebacker talks about how injuries ended his playing career and how he was able to stay with the team and transition into a coaching role.

Next up, it's Buy or Sell time on the Sun Devil Stock Report before we talk with ASU DT Tashon Smallwood and WR Tim White

Then we go behind enemy lines...with a familiar face. We catch up with former ASU wide receiver and current NAU receivers coach Aaron Pflugrad on his best Sun Devil memories and how the Lumberjack passing game is stacking up. We also hear from NAU play-by-play announcer Mitch Strohman, who returns to break down the Xs and Os of the 'Jacks.

We wrap with our in-depth game preview, keys to victory, and our fearless game predictions.

Direct download: Episode_144_-_ASU_vs_NAU_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:44pm PDT

Are you ready for some football? Of course you are.

The Speak of the Devils season preview special gets your ready for this critical 2016 season. Brad Denny and Joe Healey are joined in studio by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com and Ralph Amsden of Rivals.com.

The in-depth discussion hits several key points, including the impact of expectations, positions battles, breakout candidates, areas of strength and weakness, the impact of newcomers, and more. 

Finally, it's time for a set-it-in-stone (please don't) season preview version of the Sun Devil Stock Report, where the group buys or sells several key points surrounding how this season will take shape.

Direct download: Episode_143_-_2016_ASU_Season_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

Just a few more weeks, folks...

To tide you over, Speak of the Devils brings you an unmatched lineup of guests live from ASU's Media Day. 

The Lineup (and time index)

Defensive Coordinator Keith Patterson (2:50)

RB Kalen Ballage (16:15)

CB Kareem Orr (24:32)

K Zane Gonzalez (28:59)

LB Christian Sam (35:15)

Offensive Coordinator Chip Lindsey (39:27)

QB Manny Wilkins (49:05)

DL JoJo Wicker (57:22)

WR Tim White (105:13)

RB Demario Richard (113:52)

Head Coach Todd Graham (122:50)

Direct download: Episode_142_-_Sun_Devil_Media_Day_Extravaganza.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 8:12pm PDT

Even an abbreviated Speak of the Devils is still the best ASU show around.

We kickoff the mini-episode with a look at the transfer rumors swirling around QB Bryce Perkins, and talk with Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com 

Then it's a series of interviews with some prominent Sun Devils looking to make their mark in fall camp.

First up, it's an honest and candid talk with TE Kody Kohl. Next up, QB Dillon Sterling-Cole talks about his first weeks at ASU and the quarterback battle. LB Marcus Ball discusses the setbacks he's battled in his career and how he's looking to contribute. Finally, CB/RB Gump Hayes shares his thoughts on his disappointing debut year and how he's working to be a two-way star.

Direct download: Mini_Episode_141_and_a_half.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:36pm PDT

It's almost here! Sun Devil football starts this week with a trip up to Camp Tontozona, and we get you dialed in with our fall camp preview.

But first we catch you up on the latest news, including a major transfer #Boom that landed Arizona State a speedy new weapon. That weapon, former Texas Longhorn WR Ryan Newsome, joins us to explain why ASU was the right place for him and what he'll bring to the field in 2017.

Then it's time to get ready for camp. We take a position-by-position look at the team and discuss the top position battles, storylines, and breakout candidates. We're also joined by a trio of potential stars in QB Bryce Perkins, WR Jalen Harvey, and OLB Jalen Bates as they tell fans what they could bring to the field in 2016.

We wrap up with a visit from DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino, to get the latest notes from the recruiting trail and his thoughts on what to look for during fall camp.

Direct download: Episode_141_-_ASU_Fall_Camp_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:22pm PDT

It's so close. Can you feel it? FOOTBALL is nigh.

As we unofficially kick off our sixth season, we take our annual preview of the Sun Devils through a national and Pac-12 lens.

First off, we take a look at a commonly held belief among fans: ASU does better when expectations are lower. Joe brings some hard data to this anecdotal fight.

Next up, we're joined by Kaelen Jones of House of Sparky to hear his experiences from Pac-12 Media Day and get his thoughts on the Sun Devils, RichRod, and the Pac-12 title race.

Then it's time to buy or sell the major storylines around the Pac-12 on a special conference version of the Sun Devil Stock Report.

We then welcome back ESPN SportsCenter anchor and ASU alum Matt Barrie to get his thoughts on Todd Graham's job security, the quarterback battle, and how ASU stacks up against their division rivals.

HOT TAKE ALERT: Brad and Joe then dish out their Pac-12 season predictions on a wide range of topics. Some are even bound to be right!

We wrap up with a talk with the legendary Phil Steele. The magazine maestro and ESPN analyst breaks down the game like only he can...and tells ASU fans why he believes good things are coming up for the Sun Devils.

Direct download: Episode_140_-_National_Preview_of_ASU.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:42pm PDT

The fence is going up around the state.

ASU received an unprecedented trio of commitments from powerhouse Saguaro High School, and Speak of the Devils is here to break it all down like no one can.

After a look at the latest news, we're joined by Rivals.com analyst Ralph Amsden, who gives us an in-depth look at the three players, what they bring to the program, and who else may soon be joining them in Tempe.

We then talk to the three players themselves: LB Kyle Soelle, TE Jared Poplawski, and OL Corey Stephens. They tell us why they picked ASU, what they bring to the field, and how they're now working to convince other local stars to join them.

Finally, former Saguaro and ASU star—and current Saguaro coach—Kyle Caldwell returns to discuss the improvement the Sun Devils have made in local recruiting, and why "staying true" is such a special thing.

Direct download: Episode_139_-_StayTrue_Saguaro.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:12pm PDT

Good things come to those who wait, and Speak of the Devils is back after a little offseason break.

Brad Denny and Joe Healey are joined in-studio by special guests Ralph Amsden and Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com and Rivals.com. They kick things off with a breakdown of some early announced game times, and a detailed analysis of some recent additions to ASU's 2016 recruiting class, including who should make an early impact.

Up next is Brad's interview with new Sun Devil quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole. The talented Texan shares his thoughts on picking ASU, how Texas high school ball is unlike anything else, and why he thinks he has a chance to win the starting job.

Then it's the main event, an in-depth roundtable breakdown of what to expect from this 2016 season. What are the top reasons for optimism? Biggest concerns? X-factors? Realistic win total? There is much to discuss and many bold predictions to make.

Direct download: Episode_138_-_Expectations_and_Dillon_Sterling-Cole.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT

Where do we go from here?

Arizona State's spring practices have wrapped up, but the big question remains: Who will be the next Sun Devil starting quarterback?

In the season finale of Hard Count: The Devils' Decision, I take an in-depth examination of the key pieces of evidence we can take from the last 15 practices. We hear from head coach Todd Graham, offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, as well as quarterbacks Manny Wilkins, Brady White, and Bryce Perkins.

I also bring in a panel of experts—Hod Rabino, Nick Krueger, and Fabian Ardaya—to get their thoughts on what we've seen, what it means, and who will take that first snap against NAU on Sept. 3

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_6.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:17am PDT

There's no place like home. 

Arizona State may not have to look far for their next starting quarterback. Bryce Perkins comes from a talented football family and is looking to he turn his incredible talents into the Sun Devils' starting job. 

The Sun Devil legacy has no shortage of support as the Valley community is rallying behind him. Will it be enough?

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_5.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:17pm PDT

Arizona State has a long history of outstanding quarterbacks, but perhaps none have come to Tempe with the pedigree of Brady White.

In episode 4 of Hard Count: The Devils' Decision, we take a detailed and in-depth look at what White, the highest-rated quarterback recruit in Sun Devil history. He brings a wealth of talent to the program, but will that be enough to win him Arizona State's starting quarterback job?

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_4.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:32am PDT

"I'm eager, I'm anxious, and I'm hungry."

Playing quarterback at the collegiate level can be incredibly daunting, but it's nothing compared to what Arizona State's Manny Wilkins has already faced through his young life. A troubled childhood led to an adolescence that nearly derailed everything, before the love of his family and a newfound resolved put him on the path to success.

In episode three of Hard Count: The Devils' Decision, Wilkins opens up about the obstacles he has overcome, we hear from the uncle and father figure who turned it all around, his teammates explain just what that special something he has actually is, and expert writers weigh in on his chances in winning ASU's starting quarterback job.

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_3.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:05am PDT

In the Hard Count series premiere, we set the stage for Arizona State's quarterback battle. Now, we take an in-depth look at the newcomer who will be calling all the shots.

Chip Lindsey is the new Sun Devil offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and he has some pretty big shoes to fill. In this episode, I sit down with Lindsey to examine how his offensive scheme and playcalling philosophy developed, how he has become an effective mentor of quarterbacks, and what things will be most crucial to winning ASU's three-man battle.

We also get excellent insight from record-setting Southern Mississippi quarterback and Lindsey pupil Nick Mullens, as well as USM beat writer Jason Munz. You won't find a more comprehensive overview of what to expect from ASU's newest offensive general.

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_2.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:34am PDT

On the heels of a disappointing season, several key departures, and significant coaching turnover, the Sun Devils head into 2016 facing several questions. However, none are larger than: Who will be the quarterback?

Welcome to Hard Count: The Devils' Decision, a new audio documentary series that will tackle this question head on and in greater depth than anywhere you will find.

In episode one, we'll examine the current situation, hear from former ASU starting quarterbacks on what it takes to be successful, how best to handle a high-pressure position battle, and look back at the 2012 competition to learn some key lessons moving forward.

Stay tuned for episode two, when we'll find out about what new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will bring to the program, both as a playcaller and a mentor of the young quarterbacks.

Direct download: Hard_Count_Episode_1.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:38pm PDT

It's one of the most important days of the college football year: National Signing Day. It's here. Now.

On the new Speak of the Devils, we take an in-depth examination of ASU's 2016 class...and how it very well may not be complete. To get the most detailed analysis possible, we bring in Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com & Rivals.com to get their expert takes. We also take a recruit-by-recruit look at what exactly the Sun Devils are getting with these new additions.

Direct download: Episode_137_-_Signing_Day_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT

It's the #BOOM homestretch, and Speak of the Devils is here to break down all the madness.

We kick off the show with a review of all the coaching staff changes—and near-changes—that have happened on the Sun Devil sideline. We're then joined by Hod Rabino (18:10) of DevilsDigest.com to get expert insight into where ASU's 2016 class currently stands and which high-priority targets could join the group on Signing Day.

Next up, we talk with two of the current members of the class. Four-star Devilbacker Dougladson Subtyl (45:23) discusses his journey to the U.S. and how he fits into the ASU defense, while Michael Sleep-Dalton (50:35) breaks down how he is striving to be the next in a long line of excellent Australian punters.

We then dive into our review of where ASU's class sits right now, who the top ASU targets are, what they could bring, and whether the Sun Devils can seal the deal.

Finally, we are joined by Joe Cajic of Sun Devil Family Charities to tell us about Cornhole Bowl III and the amazing work they do every day.

Direct download: Episode_136_-_Signing_Day_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

It's a late holiday gift with a new episode of Speak of the Devils.

We begin with a look at the news and a breakdown of the eight new Sun Devils signees who come in as midyear transfers.

We then chat with ASU running back Demario Richard and linebacker Christian Sam to get their thoughts on the season-to-date, the keys to a bowl win, and what they're doing to get ready for 2016.

Then it's on to our Cactus Bowl preview. Guest correspondent Tim Healey chats with ASU defensive coordinator Keith Patterson about the keys to slowing down the West Virginia attack, and we then talk with WVU insider Greg Madia about what to expect on Saturday. We wrap up with our detailed keys to the game.

Direct download: Episode_135_-_Cactus_Bowl_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm PDT

It may be the bowl break, but there's no shortage to discuss on the new Speak of the Devils.

We open with a breakdown of the big story: Mike Norvell's departure to Memphis. We talk with insider Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to find out what is going on during the search for a new offensive coordinator and who are the names to watch. 

How will Norvell's departure impact the future? Good point. We talk with ASU's talented freshmen quarterbacks Bryce Perkins and Brady White to get their reaction.

Then it's time to go bowling as we take an early look at ASU's Cactus Bowl date with West Virginia, before we check the stars and mostly snubs of the official All-Pac-12 teams.

Next up is a talk with wide receiver D.J. Foster. The senior shares his thoughts on Norvell's departure, what went right and wrong in 2015, and his favorite memories of his career.

We wrap up with our 5th Annual Speak of the Devils Awards Spectacular. See who took home the hardware—both good and bad—as Brad and Joe make their year-end picks.

Direct download: Episode_134_-_Season_Awards_and_OC_Search.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:28pm PDT

The Territorial Cup is home!

Sun Devil Nation is riding high after the big win over Arizona, and we kick off the new Speak of the Devils with our look back at the action.

Next up, recruiting insider Ralph Amsden of Rivals sheds some light on how top recruit Byron Murphy's official visit has gone and if he will become the next #BOOM for ASU.

After a spirited Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by former ASU star Jaelen Strong. The current Houston Texan discusses his rookie year, his thoughts on UofA, and his favorite memories as a Sun Devil.

We wrap up with our detailed preview of ASU's battle with Cal. How can the Sun Devils cap off the regular season with a win? We'll tell you.

Direct download: Episode_133_-_ASU_vs_Cal_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:07am PDT

It's here. Let the HATE flow.

After the latest news and bowl projections, we kickoff our Territorial Cup Week episode with a visit from Vince Marotta of Arizona Sports. The longtime broadcaster shares his thoughts on ASU's season and the battle with UofA on Saturday.

We then review the Sun Devils' big win over Washington before being joined by ASU CB Lloyd Carrington. The senior reflects on his nearly completed collegiate career and how "Hate" is the word of the day on Saturday. We then talk with Sun Devil WR Gary Chambers. The Valley native and senior playmaker discusses what the rivalry means to him, what legacy he wants to leave behind, and how the ASU offense will attack the 'Cats.

Next up is the Sun Devil Stock Report. What are we buying and selling around the program? 

Finally, we go behind enemy lines for Wildcat talk with Arizona Sports' Adam Green, then launch into our in-depth preview of the latest Duel in the Desert.

Direct download: Episode_132_-_Territorial_Cup_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT

Another tough loss, but thankfully, there is another #BOOM Monday and a new Speak of the Devils to keep ASU fans sane.

We kick off this week's episode with a look at the Sun Devils' latest local recruiting win, as they locked down Chase Lucas of Chandler. We break down his commitment and take a look at who else may join him.

After a candid Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by Washington insider Corey Sullivan of TheDawgReport.com to get the latest on the Huskies. We cap off the episode with our in-depth preview of Saturday's big game and how ASU can get a Homecoming win.

Direct download: Episode_131_-_ASU_vs_Washington_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

After getting gut-punched by the Ducks, ASU gets back up with a #Boom.

The new Speak of the Devils opens on a 5-star note, as we talk to new Sun Devil commit N'Keal Harry. Arizona's top-ranked prep recruit explains why he chose ASU, what he'll bring to Tempe, and if any of his friends will join him. We then bring on Ralph Amsden to get his expert analysis on the Harry commitment as well as an inside look at ASU's chances with other top local prospects.

Next up, Brad and Joe each "Buy or Sell" some Sun Devil Stocks on the most pressing issues surrounding the program and take a look back at the triple-overtime loss to Oregon.

We finish up with an in-depth look ahead to ASU's battle with Washington State. Cougar insider Michael Preston gives us a behind enemy lines look before Brad and Joe gives their preview and their picks.

Direct download: Episode_130_-_ASU_vs_WSU_Preview_and_Boom.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:11pm PDT

The bye week blues are over. Sun Devil football is back with a marquee showdown against Oregon.

Speak of the Devils gets you ready for the duck hunt. After we get you caught up on the latest news, we talk with Pac-12 Network analyst Yogi Roth to break down the game and attempt to make sense of a crazy Pac-12.

Next up, we buy or sell some Sun Devil stocks before going inside the locker room and getting a read on the team. We talk with defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood on his breakout year and the success of the run defense, and then we are joined by quarterback Manny Wilkins to find out how the offense is working to rebound from a dreadful showing in Utah.

We cap off the fun with an in-depth Oregon preview, breaking down exactly how ASU can toppled the mighty Ducks.

Direct download: Episode_129_-_ASU_vs_Oregon_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:12pm PDT

So close, yet so far.

The Sun Devils dropped a heartbreaker in Salt Lake City, falling short of a major upset of No. 4 Utah. The loss puts ASU at yet another crossroads as they enter their bye week. With the time off, Speak of the Devils convenes to answer one question: Where do the Devils go from here?

To seek the truth, we welcome in an esteemed panel of experts: Hod Rabino, Nick Krueger, and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com. Along with Brad and Joe, they go in-depth into the team's struggles and successes, and what must be done to right the ship.

Direct download: Episode_128_-_Candid_Midseason_Roundtable.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:52pm PDT

Get ready for a brawl in SLC.

This week's Speak of the Devils begins with a look at the latest news around Sun Devil football before reviewing ASU's dominating win over Colorado and what it means moving forward.

We then talk with Arizona State wide receiver Devin Lucien on his increasing role in the offense and how they plan to attack a very tough Utah defense. Then clear some shelf space, because we are handing out our midseason awards, before we are joined by freshman safety Kareem Orr to talk some Sun Devil defense.

We wrap up with an in-depth preview of ASU's huge road battle against No. 4 Utah. First up is a look behind enemy lines with Utes insider Patrick Kinahan before Brad and Joe break down all the keys to victory in this massive Pac-12 South showdown.

Direct download: Episode_127_-_ASU_vs_Utah_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Welcome back, Sun Devils!

ASU went to the Rose Bowl and saved their season with a huge win over No. 7 UCLA, so we have much to discuss on Speak of the Devils.

Brad and Joe begin with a detailed dive into how the Sun Devils were able to put together a complete game in toppling the Bruins. What worked, what didn't, and more importantly, they discuss how it can continue.

Next up is the Sun Devil Stock Report. Is Berco back? Are the Sun Devils legitimate contenders? Is Demario Richard the Pac-12's best all-around back?

We then get you ready for the Blackout game against Colorado with our in-depth preview. You won't find a better way to spend 80 minutes than with us.

Direct download: Episode_126_-_ASU_vs_Colorado_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:38pm PDT

Ouch. 

The battle against USC did not go how anyone had hoped, but there's still plenty of football left to play.

We start off with an examination of what went wrong for the Sun Devils against the Trojans, and what ASU must do in order to fix it. We're then joined by ASU legend and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Derek Hagan, who has plenty to say about the direction of his former team.

After an insightful Sun Devil Stock Report, we go behind enemy lines with Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register to get an insider's look at UCLA. We finish up by taken a straightforward preview of how ASU can turn their season around in the Rose Bowl.

Direct download: Episode_125_-_ASU_vs_UCLA_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:45pm PDT

Now it gets real.

Pac-12 play is here and the Trojans are coming to town. 

We begin by breaking down the Sun Devils' win over New Mexico. Was their second-half surge a sign of things to come?

Next up is a chat with ASU wide receiver Gary Chambers, who tells us how the offense is working to improve as they enter conference play. Then it's time to "Buy or Sell?". What's the biggest issue with the offense? Is the Pac-12 elite? How many conference wins can we expect? We have answers.

Sun Devil linebacker Laiu Moeakiola stops by to tells us about the Sun Devils' surging defense before we talk with Heisman Trophy winner and Pac-12 Networks analyst Matt Leinart to get the inside scoop on the Trojans and his thoughts on Saturday's game.

We wrap up with an in-depth preview of ASU's massive Maroon Monsoon clash against USC, and give our differing predictions.

Direct download: Episode_124_-_ASU_vs_USC_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:37pm PDT

It is an uneasy time for Sun Devil Nation. A tough loss and an ugly win have ASU fans worried, so we're here to break it all down and find out what it all means.

Is this a contender working out the kinks, or is this signs of impending doom? Brad and Joe having differing opinions, and they get candid in laying out what they've seen and what they think it means.

We're also joined by ASU wide receiver Tim White, coming off a breakout game, and cornerback Lloyd Carrington to give us a read on what's going on with the defense.

We then look ahead to this Friday's matchup against New Mexico. First up, we talk to Lobo play-by-play man Robert Portnoy for an insider's view of UNM. We finish up with our preview of the key points for the Sun Devils to get a win.

Direct download: Episode_123_-_ASU_vs_New_Mexico_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:57pm PDT

Welp...

ASU's season opener against Texas A&M did not go how anyone had hoped. To review the good, the bad, and the mostly ugly, Speak of the Devils brings in two Sun Devil insiders for a candid and in-depth roundtable talk.

We are joined in-studio by Hod Rabino and Nick Krueger of DevilsDigest.com as we first tackle the headlines. How long will Kalen Ballage be out? What impact will his absence have on the team?

Then, we dissect the loss to the Aggies. What could have been done differently? What should ASU have done? What does it mean for the rest of the year? We break it down.

We wrap up with a preview of ASU's home opener against Cal Poly, and what the Sun Devils must do to right the ship.

Direct download: Episode_122_-_Aggie_Aftermath_and_Cal_Poly_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:15pm PDT

GAME WEEK!

The season is here, and Speak of the Devils brings you the biggest preview lineup you will find anywhere to get you prepared.

We start off by talking with ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis. He breaks down ASU's chances, the Pac-12 race, and his playoff picks. Next up is ASU wide receiver D.J. Foster, who breaks down just what to expect from the Sun Devil offense.

Brad and Joe then provide their predictions for the year, from wins and losses, stat leaders, and more, they cover it all.

We then chat with a pair of Sun Devil starters who are returning to their home state with victory on their mind: right tackle Billy McGehee and linebacker Christian Sam.

Then we go behind enemy lines. Mark Passwaters of AggieYell.com gives us an insider's look at what Texas A&M will bring on Saturday.

Finally, we provide our in-depth preview of the season opener. Do Brad and Joe foresee a Sun Devil win?

Direct download: Episode_121_-_ASU_vs_Texas_AM_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:56pm PDT

The Sun Devils are back on the field, and we hit you hard with a stellar, must-listen episode.

We were live at ASU's annual Media Day, and like we do every year, we brought home an unmatched lineup of guests.

Brad sat down with many of the most important and influential members of the Sun Devil program. In this episode, he goes in-depth with:

- Head coach Todd Graham

- QB Mike Bercovici & offensive coordinator Mike Norvell

- WR D.J. Foster

- S Jordan Simone

- RBs Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage

- CB Lloyd Carrington

- C Nick Kelly

- WR Devin Lucien

Sit back, relax, and get your Sun Devil fix or two.

Direct download: Episode_120_-_ASU_Media_Day.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:46pm PDT

FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE.

ASU opens fall camp this week, and you better believe Speak of the Devils gets you ready like only we can.

After getting you caught up on the latest news (uniforms!), we dive into an in-depth look at the key storylines and position battles on the Sun Devil offense. We cap that with a sit down interview with dynamic running De'Chavon "Gump" Hayes.

Next up, we examine the defense and the special teams, before we are joined by "The Voice of the Sun Devils" Tim Healey to get his thoughts on what to keep an eye on during camp.

Direct download: Episode_119_-_ASU_Fall_Camp_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT

It's getting closer.

As the new season nears, we once again kick off another year of Speak of the Devils by bringing in some of the biggest names in college football coverage to get a national outlook of the Sun Devils.

But first, we catch you up on the latest ASU news before we welcome in Ralph Amsden of ASUDevils.com. One of the most dialed-in recruiting reporters anywhere, Ralph dishes on the latest from the recruiting trail.

Next up, Brad and Joe review where the preseason rankings are placing ASU, and which Sun Devils are getting some national love.

We then welcome back to the show SportsCenter anchor and host of ESPN Radio's College GameDay (and ASU alum) Matt Barrie. He gives us an expert take on where ASU sits nationally, and how the Pac-12 battle is shaping up

Finally, we are joined by one of the premier voices in the sport: Phil Steele. The legendary writer explains what he likes about ASU, how they stack up in the South, and why a playoff run could be in the cards.

Direct download: Episode_118_-_ASU_National_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:28pm PDT

1996. Need we say more?  

It's the most celebrated team in Arizona State history. The Pac-10 champions came within seconds of taking home the national championship, and in the process, created countless memories and captured out hearts.

We celebrate this legendary team by talking with TWELVE of the most key players from that year. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this unprecedented look back at that magical year. Note the time index below for each player should you feel the need to skip ahead

[Before you start, make sure to check out our 1996 Season Primer for the details of glory]

Keith Poole (3:47): One of the top pass catchers in ASU history, he capped off the regular season with an iconic pose.

J.R. Redmond (15:47): A true freshman in 1996, Redmond's authored one of the marquee moments of the year in the win over UCLA.

Damien Richardson (43:08): The hard-hitting safety was a key difference maker on the defense.

Kyle Murphy (1:00:06): One of the most decorated lineman in program history, Murphy helped pave the way for the powerful Devil offense.

Terry Battle (1:22:04): Stepping in for Michael Martin, Battle ran for over 1,000 yards and scored 20 touchdowns.

Jeremy Staat (1:33:09): Before winning Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year & serving in the Marines, Staat helped man the defensive line in 1996.

Jeff Paulk (1:42:38): A bruising fullback, "Jurassic" Paulk cleared the way for the run game and became a fan favorite.

Grey Ruegamer (1:56:30): The young stud on the offensive line, Ruegamer locked down the right side of the offensive line.

Juan Roque (2:06:37): A consensus All-American tackle, no one bleeds more maroon and gold than Roque.

Derek Smith (2:25:11): The linebacker was a quiet assassin on the field and gave a dominating presence in the middle.

Derrick Rodgers (2:41:09): The defensive end made his one year at ASU count in the biggest way, becoming a non-stop sack machine.

Jake Plummer (3:03:34): "The Snake" remains arguably the most popular player in franchise history for his heroic efforts on the field.

Direct download: Episode_117_-_A_1996_Sun_Devils_Reunion.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:25pm PDT

Before you dive into our amazing 1996 Sun Devil team reunion show, featuring 12 legendary Sun Devil players, you need a refresher.

Sit back and let Joe Healey take you on a trip back in time to 1996, when gas was cheaper, everyone was doing the Macarena, and ASU was the Pac-10 champions.

Direct download: 1996_Season_Primer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm PDT

Spring football is in full swing, so we line up with some All-American guests to break it all down.

We are joined in-studio by two of the most dialed in reporters covering Sun Devil football: Byron Kline and Adam Stites of DevilsDigest.com.

The four of us take an in-depth look at the top performers, most intense position battle, growing concerns, and more on both sides of the ball.

To cap off the fun, we talk with ASU running back Kalen Ballage, who is in the midst of a terrific spring.

Direct download: Episode_116_-_Mid-Spring_Ball_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

Spring is in the air and football is back.

We kick off the show with a look at the big news surrounding Davon Durant's arrest, what it means for the team, and how it will impact the team.

Next up is a visit from Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com. He gives his insider's take on spring ball, provides an update from the recruiting trail, and whether an ASU head coach is in danger.

Then we examine how some Sun Devils did at the recent NFL Scouting Combine and ASU Pro Day, and we hear from Jaelen Strong, Damarious Randall, Jamil Douglas, and Taylor Kelly as they discuss their journey to Sunday.

We cap off the fun with a breakdown of the top offensive and defensive storylines to watch over the next month during ASU's 15 spring practices.

 

Direct download: Episode_115_-_Spring_Ball__Future_NFL_Devils.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

Never fear, Speak of the Devils is here to help you through the offseason blues. Episode 114 brings you a quartet of insightful interviews you can't miss.
 
With Signing Day behind us, we bring in Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins to provide a large-scale look at how ASU's recruiting efforts stacks up nationally. He gives his picks for the top gems and sleepers of the class, and then gives us a look ahead at 2016's top recruits.
 
Next up, we're joined by one of those gems, DT Joseph Wicker. The 4-star prospect tells us why he picked ASU and what he'll bring to the field.
 
We're then joined by quarterback Taylor Kelly. He discusses his Sun Devil career, how he's preparing for the NFL, the ups and downs of his senior season, and the "QB controversy".
 
Finally, we talk to former ASU RB Deantre Lewis. He reflects upon his career, opens up on why he decided to abruptly leave the team prior to the Sun Bowl, and lays out how he wants Sun Devil fans to remember him.
Direct download: Episode_114_-_Sun_Devils_Past_and_Future.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:45pm PDT

The Boom Bus is officially loaded up. National Signing Day has come and gone, and Speak of the Devils is back with as in-depth a review as you will find. 

We begin with an insider's look at the drama, twists and turns, and success of the class with Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com.

Next up, we break down the new Sun Devils on offense, including the top signings, sleepers, and the ones that got away. We then are joined by new quarterback Brady White and running back Jaason Lewis to get their thoughts on the biggest day of their lives, and what they will look to do at ASU.

Then we head over to defense. ASU picked up some major new talent on that side of the ball, and we go player-by-player in evaluating the new guys who will put the D in Devils. We cap the segment with visits from new defensive lineman Jalen Bates and linebacker Khaylan Thomas.

Direct download: Episode_113_-_ASU_National_Signing_Day_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:01pm PDT

Tick tock, tick tock. National Signing Day is almost here.

Speak of the Devils is back with an in-depth preview show to bring you everything you need to know for Feb. 4.

We begin with a review of the current 19 commitments of the 2015 class. Where is the class strongest? Weakest? Who may jump ship?

Then we welcome back quarterback Manny Wilkins a prized recruit a year ago, and one of the program's top ambassadors. He breaks down his first year, what he learned from Taylor Kelly and Mike Bercovici, and how ASU is a building a dynasty.

Next up is DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino. He gives us an insider's look at the current state of the class, who are the key targets, and what to watch for as NLI Day nears.

We conclude with a thorough look at the remaining Sun Devil targets, how they could fit, and offer our predictions as to whether they will wear maroon and gold next week.

Direct download: Episode_112_-_National_Signing_Day_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:47pm PDT

Tis the season for #BOOMs and bowl games.

The final Speak of the Devils of the 2014 season kickoffs off with some of the big news items around the program, from departures to arrivals to new uniforms.

We’re then joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to get us caught up on all the action on the recruiting trail, including the new 5-star linebacker ASU landed on Tuesday.

Then we are joined by a trio of big name Sun Devils. D.J. Foster recaps his All-Pac-12 year, Damarious Randall discusses his outstanding career, and Mike Bercovici breaks down the quarterback controversy and how he’ll handle being The Man.

We cap it off with our in-depth preview of the Sun Bowl battle against the Duke Blue Devils.

Direct download: Episode_111_-_ASU_vs_Duke_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:19pm PDT

Grab your tux, it's time to walk the red carpet.

The regular season is over, but there is plenty to discuss. We are joined in-studio by Byron Kline and Becca Winn of DevilsDigest.com for all the fun.

It kicks off with a frank discussion of ASU's disappointing loss against Arizona, whether that prevented a "successful year", and if the quarterback switch was correct. We also take an early look at the Sun Bowl match-up against Duke.

Next up, we chat with former Sun Devil and current Arizona Cardinal running back Marion Grice. We get his thoughts on his rookie year, scoring his first NFL touchdown, D.J. Foster's potential, and the future of Sun Devil football.

Then, we hand out the hardware. From the MVPs, to the most improved, to the best and worst moments and plays, we recognize them all.

Direct download: Episode_110_-_2014_Speak_of_the_Devils_Award_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm PDT

hAte Week is here!

After we get you caught up on the news, Brad and Joe review the comeback win over Washington State, and what it all means.

Then we go deep behind enemy lines. First up is an in-depth chat with U of A athletic director Greg Byrne, who gives us a top-level perspective on what ASU's archnemesis is up to now and in the future.

Next up, it's time to preview the Territorial Cup showdown. We bring in Adam Green of ArizonaSports.com to get an insider's view of the Wildcats and what they'll bring to Friday's battle. We wrap up with our in-depth game preview, examining the big match ups, keys to victory, and predictions.

Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

Direct download: Episode_109_-_ASU_vs_Arizona_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm PDT

A stunning loss has dealt a blow but ASU is still hot in pursuit of a Pac-12 title.

After getting you caught up on the latest Sun Devil news, including an injury update on Jaelen Strong, we break down what went wrong against Oregon State. Was it a trap game? Is Taylor Kelly a liability? We discuss.

Then we talk to three key Sun Devil players. Marcus Hardison and Jordan Simone give insight into the defense, while Kody Kohl discusses his view of Kelly and breaks down his touchdown against OSU.

We then welcome on "The Voice of the Sun Devils" Tim Healey, to get his unparalleled take on the team and how they'll look to rebound on Saturday.

Next up, we preview Saturday's big battle against Washington State. We go behind enemy lines with CougCenter.com's Michael Preston before breaking down the Cougs and the keys to a Sun Devil win.

Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio from Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

Direct download: Episode_108_-_ASU_vs_Washigton_State_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm PDT

One step closer.

The now sixth-ranked Sun Devils are coming off a big win over Notre Dame and looking ahead to a tough battle at Oregon State, so Speak of the Devils is here with another 5-star show.

After getting you caught up on all the top news updates, we review the huge weekend that was in recruiting before we bring in the most coveted of all Arizona prep stars: Christian Kirk. We discuss his official visit, why he thinks ASU's offense is a good fit, and when he'll much his decision.

We then break down the HUGE win over Notre Dame, including the good, the bad, and the lingering concerns.

Up next is a chat with ASU wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander. He tells us how good Jaelen Strong is, how Cam Smith has developed, and how the young receivers are coming along.

Then we welcome back Andy Wooldridge of BuildingTheDam.com to get an insider's look at Oregon State. Finally, we give our in-depth preview of Saturday's big game, including the top match-ups and the keys to victory.

Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

Direct download: Episode_107_-_ASU_vs_Oregon_State_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:24pm PDT

The Sun Devils. The Fighting Irish. It's here.

We kick off this BIG TIME Speak of the Devils with a look at the top news around the program before our breakdown of ASU's thrilling overtime win over No. 18 Utah.

Next up, we chat with a trio of key players. Running back Demario Richard talks about his first career 100-yard game and going beast mode, and then we bring in the big boys, as defensive linemenMarcus Hardison and Mo Latu discuss the quick improvement of the defense.

After a recruiting update, we welcome back a true Sun Devil legend: Jake Plummer. The Snake give his expert thoughts on ASU's quarterback situation and Notre Dame before offering his exciting prediction.

We close with our in-depth preview of ASU vs. Notre Dame. From the big match-ups to the keys to victory, we cover it all. 

Direct download: Episode_106_-_ASU_vs_Notre_Dame_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm PDT

Another win and another step closer. Speak of the Devils now gets you ready for the biggest game of the year.

We begin with a detailed wrap up of the rainy win over Washington. The good, the bad, and the new questions raised, we cover it all.

Next up, we bring the blitz! We talk with ASU linebacker Laiu Moeakiola and safety Jordan Simone about their standout play and how the defense has turned things around recently.

Then, get ready for the #BOOM. In this week's Recruiting Roundup, we chat with new Sun Devil commit, Davon Durant, the nation's top-rated junior college linebacker. We then welcome Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to break down the impact of the recent commitments.

Then it's time to preview the Utes. First, we get an insider's view of Utah from Patrick Kinahan, then Brad and Joe go in-depth to examine the critical players, match-ups, and keys to victory.

We close with a little something different. We debut "A Devil Down South" with Nate McWhortor, as he gives us his unique and country-fried look at the Devils, college football rankings, and the true origin story of Camp Fargo.

Direct download: Episode_105_-_ASU_vs_Utah_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:14am PDT

Movin' on up. A huge win over Stanford has ASU poised for big things, so naturally, we bring you a huge Speak of the Devils.

Brad Denny and Joe Healey open up with the latest news and Taylor Kelly injury update, before reviewing the historic win over the Cardinal. From the good, bad, and everything in between, we break it all down.

Next up, we're joined by the man of the hour, ASU quarterback Mike Bercovici. He discusses his time as the starter, the nature of the offense, and what to expect this week before we "Buy or Sell" the hot questions about ASU's quarterback situation.

Then get a recruiting update, which includes a mid-show #BOOM!

We finish up with our in-depth and detailed Washington preview. First, we bring in Husky insider Chris Fetters of DawgMan.com for a behind-enemy-lines preview. Then, we examine the top match-ups, keys to victory, and offer our predictions.

Direct download: Episode_104_-_ASU_vs_Washington_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:02pm PDT

Revenge. Payback. Vengeance.

This Saturday, ASU will host Stanford for another key Pac-12 battle, as well as a rematch of last year's conference title game. To get you ready, Speak of the Devils bring the power.

To kick things off, we bring in Sun Devil royalty. New ASU Hall of Famer Grey Ruegamer discusses his career, his induction, as well as the upcoming battle with the Cardinal. We stay in the trenches to break down how ASU will hold back the Stanford defense. Left tackle Jamil Douglas and offensive line coach Chris Thomsen give us the ins and outs of facing the nation's No. 1 defense.

Then we go camping with the folks at Camp Fargo. If anyone deserves the title of a true die hard Devil, it's these guys. Next, we chat with linebacker D.J. Calhoun on how he and the ASU defense are preparing for the physicality.

We conclude with our in-depth and detailed game preview. The critical keys, top match-ups, predictions and more, we have it for you.

Direct download: Episode_103_-_ASU_vs_Stanford_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:40pm PDT

#JaelMary. #JaelMary. #JaelMary.

It was an incredible finish for ASU against USC, so we bring an equally incredible show to you this week. We are joined in-studio by Byron Kline and Ross Dunham of DevilsDigest.com, and we begin with a detailed discussion of the big win over the Trojans and the events leading up to the Jael Mary. We then discuss whether Mike Bercovici's play has earned him a chance at the starting job full-time.

With nearly half the season complete, we take a detailed look at the good, bad, and everything in between for the ASU offense before being joined by running back D.J. Foster. Next up is an in-depth discussion about the struggling Sun Devil defense and special teams. What needs to improve? Who needs to step up? We break it down, and then chat with safety Damarious Randall.

To cap off the fun, we get a very important recruiting update from Hod Rabino, including which 5-star prospect will soon be visiting ASU.

Direct download: Episode_102_-_Jael_Mary__Midseason_Roundtable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am PDT

A crushing loss still stings fresh, so Speak of the Devils brings you a can't-miss show to get the Sun Devils back on track.

We begin with a review of last week's loss to UCLA. The bad, the ugly, and some good all get discussed before we "Buy or Sell" many of the major sentiments floating around Sun Devil Nation since the game.

We then talk to ASU safety Damarious Randall about the state of the defense, and how they are looking to improve against USC. Running back Deantre Lewis then stops by to talk some Sun Devil offense after his best game of the year.

Next up, we bring in former Sun Devil defensive end Kyle Caldwell to fix the ASU defense. How can the tackling improve? Can the Devils get a pass rush? He gives an in-depth player's and coach's perspective on the issues.

Following the Recruiting Roundup, we bring in one of the true legends of the game, Ronnie Lott. The Hall of Famer breaks down Saturday's big game between ASU and USC, and lays out who needs to step up for the Devils to get the upset.

We conclude with our in-depth preview of what could possibly be a "must win" game for ASU.

Direct download: Episode_101_-_ASU_vs_USC_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:37pm PDT

A landmark episode for a landmark game. That's how we roll at Speak of the Devils.

To kick off our 100th episode, we review the top stories from the world of Sun Devil football, and none are bigger than the injury to QB Taylor Kelly. We break down the implications and why ASU fans may not need to be so worried after all.

We then are joined by two standout players for the Sun Devils. Running back Kalen Ballage breaks down his hot start and his touchdown play in which he ran over teammate Nick Kelly. Then we chat with safety Jordan Simone, who gives us his take on the improving ASU defense and what to expect against UCLA.

Then it's "The Voice of the Sun Devils", Tim Healey, to give us his expert take on the season to date, as well as his keys to Thursday's huge game.

We then bring back Pac-12 Network analyst Yogi Roth to give his unparalleled insight into this game and the conference. You do not want to miss what he has to say.

After Brad and Joe give their in-depth preview of the battle against the Bruins, we cap off the fun with a recruiting update from Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com.

Direct download: Episode_100_-_ASU_vs_UCLA_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:36pm PDT

Another week, another Sun Devil win, and another fantastic episode of Speak of the Devils.

First up are the latest news and notes from around Sun Devil football, before we break down the win over the Lobos. We break down the good, bad, and more from Saturday's big win.

Next up is a chat with linebacker Salamo Fiso. We talk to the standout sophomore about his play, leading a young defense, and what to expect from his Sun Devils on Saturday.

We then head out onto the recruiting trail for the DevilsDigest.com Recruiting Roundup.

ASU's running backs have been a lethal force so far this year, so we talk to their position coach, Bo Graham, about the keys to their success, what he'd still like to see improve, and how they'll attack Colorado.

We wrap up with a detailed preview of Saturday's Pac-12 opened against Colorado. First up, we talk to Andrew Friedman of AllBuffs.com. He gives us an insider look into the rebuilding Buffaloes. Brad and Joe then lay out their keys to victory, the top match-ups, intangibles and more, we lay it all out and give our fearless game predictions.

Direct download: Episode_99_-_ASU_vs_Colorado_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am PDT

For the best Sun Devil podcast preview anywhere, Speak of the Devils is the one who knocks.

After catching you up on the latest news and notes, Brad and Joe break down the good, the bad, and the still to be determined from ASU's 45-14 win over Weber State last Thursday.

Up next is a trip on the recruiting trail to get the latest updates on how the 2015 class is shaping up.

We're then joined by Robert Portnoy, the play-by-play voice of the Lobos to get a thorough insider's look at New Mexico, what they'll bring to Saturday's game, the key players and more.

Then we dive right into our comprehensive ASU vs. New Mexico preview, looking at the keys to victory, the primary challenges ahead, and the players to watch.

Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the entirety of Coach Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

Direct download: Episode_98_-_ASU_vs_New_Mexico_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am PDT

FOOTBALL IS BACK.

Arizona State kicks off the 2014 season this week when they host Weber State this Thursday, and Speak of the Devils gives you an in-depth preview.

We begin by checking out the movers and shakers on the Sun Devil depth chart and what last-minute changes you can expect. We then get the latest on the recruiting trail with some BIG news on top QB commit Brady White.

Next up is a series of interviews with key figures on the team. First up is WR Gary Chambers, who has held onto a starting role and looks for his first big action this Thursday. Then it is DT Jaxon Hood, who discusses his time away, how close he is to being ready, and his outlook for the opener. Finally, we chat with Devilbackers coach Paul Randolph to get an update on the three-way battle for the starting job.

We then go behind enemy lines with Weber State play-by-play man Carl Arky to get an insider preview on the Wildcats and what they will bring to Thursday's battle. Finally, we preview the game, the key things ASU must do, and give our predictions.

Direct download: Episode_97_-_ASU_vs_Weber_State_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

With just a few days until the season opener, Speak of the Devils gets you ready by bringing in the big guns.

We are joined in studio by two of the expert voices in Arizona State football, Hod Rabino and Byron Kline of DevilsDigest.com, for a in-depth and comprehensive roundtable discussion of all things Sun Devil football.

The fun gets started with everyone's favorite topic: the new uniforms. We give our take and the impact on the program and longtime fans before giving our thoughts on what we saw from the team at Camp T.

Next up, we break down the ASU offense position-by-position, highlighting the stars, examining the questions marks, and breaking down the battles. We then bring in ASU offensive coordinator Mike Norvell to get his take.

Then we turn to defense and special teams, and get the analysis of defensive coordinator/special teams coordinator Keith Patterson.

We then conclude with a detailed recruiting update from Mr. Rabino, including where the state's top uncommitted recruits currently rank ASU.

Direct download: Episode_96_-_ASU_Season_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:23am PDT

Fall camp is under way, but Speak of the Devils is already in midseason form.

Brad and Joe come to you live from ASU Media Day with a series of interviews and insight you simply will not find anywhere else. 

We kick things off with the Coaches Grahams: Todd and Bo. The pair discuss their unique situation and how they manage to be father & son while also being head coach & assistant coach in major college football.

Next up, we get defensive with star safety Damarious Randall and safeties coach Chris Ball. The pair reflect on the rebuilding secondary and why it may be better than ever.

We then go deep with the dynamic receiving duo of Jaelen Strong and Eric Lauderdale. Can ASU strike juco gold again? We ask the pair about the struggles of coming in through juco, and how to make it big.

Finally, we hit the weights with Jamil Douglas and Christian Westerman. The studs from the trenches discuss their weightroom exploits and how that could translate into success on the field.

Direct download: Episode_95_-_Media_Day_with_the_Grahams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm PDT

FOOTBALL IS BACK.

Arizona State has opened fall camp, and we open the books on Speak of the Devils' fourth season as the essential Sun Devil podcast in a huge way.

Brad and Joe give their takes on the first week of fall camp, which includes some dazzling newcomers and some position shuffling.

We then talk to ASU freshman phenom Kalen Ballage (56:56). The running back talks about his role, the fan hype, and that epic Vine video.

Next up is ESPN senior writer Ivan Maisel (1:01:35). One of the most respected voices in college football, Maisel gives us an in-depth look at how the nation sees this Sun Devil team.

We're then joined by another of ASU's highest-profile newcomers, defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood (1:12:00). Can he be the next Will Sutton? He gives us the answer.

We end the show with a great talk with SportsCenter anchor and ASU alum Matt Barrie (1:15:37). He gives us informed and insightful opinions on the present and future of ASU football...plus, how national media can stop confusing ASU and UofA.

Direct download: Episode_94_-_National_Preview_of_ASU.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:05am PDT

840 catches. 13,726 yards. 107 touchdowns. Countless big plays and memories.

We wrap up the offseason with a truly special episode as we welcome five of the most legendary wide receivers in Sun Devil history. Considering the abundance of amazing players that ASU has enjoyed at that spot, the lineup on this Speak of the Devils episode really stands out.

J.D. Hill (2:04): The first Sun Devil to top 1,000 yards receiving in a season, Hill was a sensational gamebreaker who helped lead the 1970 squad to an undefeated season.

Keith Poole (28:38): The No. 1 target on ASU's magical 1996 Rose Bowl year, Poole was Jake the Snake's go-to man. His touchdown pose may be the most memorable image in Sun Devil football history.

Shaun McDonald (41:35): Walter to McDonald, all day, every day. That duo put up yards at a rate never before seen, and McDonald still holds the record for best single-season in ASU history.

Derek Hagan (49:25): By the time he moved on to the NFL, Hagan had become the all-time leading receiver in not just ASU history, but in the entire span of the Pac-10.

Chris McGaha (1:06:29): You throw it, he'll catch it. McGaha went from local prep star to one of the most reliable, productive, and underrated wide receivers to ever don the maroon and gold.

Direct download: Episode_93_-_Catching_Up_with_Sun_Devil_WR_Legends.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49am PDT

In the waning days of the offseason, Speak of the Devils takes a lighthearted but often insightful look at the nature of fandom in the modern day. 

To help us along, we are joined in studio by America's punter, Josh Hubner, and Becca Winn of DevilsDigest.com.

We open with a discussion of how social media has impacted the sport. From the recruiting trail, to fan (sometimes bad) behavior, and the expectations of Todd Graham, we hit it all. Next up, we go around the table to share our Sun Devil stories.

Then, time for some fun. We are joined by three fans who have leveraged their devotion to the Sun Devils and to social media to develop popular personas: @Peggy4ASU, @MariachiTillman, and @JediASU. These fan favorites share their origin stories and what's ahead for 2014.

 

Direct download: Episode_92_-_Social_Media_and_Superfans.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

Just start listening to the episode and thank us later.

On this amazing episode, we talk to Arizona State quarterbacks, past, present and future. Spanning from the early Frank Kush days to the latest verbal recruit, Speak of the Devils brings you a who's who of Sun Devil greats.

Our illustrious guest list with handy time index:

John F. Goodman (6:29): ASU quarterback. Top Gun pilot. Marine Corps general. Hero. A sensational interview.

Joe Spagnola (23:40): "Spaghetti" Joe posted one of the best records of any ASU quarterback and led the Devils to their undefeated 1970 season and first ever bowl win.

Danny White (30:26): All-American, three time Fiesta Bowl champion, 32-3 career record, and a retired number. Not too shabby.

Jeff Van Raaphorst (56:57): Only one ASU starting quarterback can call himself "Rose Bowl Champion", and he'll take us back through the monumental win over Michigan.

Jake Plummer (1:06:37): You may have heard of this guy..."The Snake" remains arguably the most beloved player in Sun Devil history.

Sam Keller (1:26:40): One of the best pure passers in ASU history, Keller speaks openly and honestly about his up and down career and the controversy with...

Rudy Carpenter (1:42:17): While not always a fan favorite, Carpenter threw for over 10,000 yards and 80 touchdowns in a career defined by grit.

Taylor Kelly (1:57:24): ASU's current starter, Kelly's first two years were terrific. What does he have in store for 2014?

Manny Wilkins (2:06:43): We replay our National Signing Day talk with the 2014 recruit, as he discusses why it means so much to him to be a Sun Devil.

Brady White (2:21:21): The highest rated QB recruit in the Internet era, White breaks down why he picked ASU, how he fits the offense, and if he'll continue taking any recruiting visits.

Direct download: Episode_91_-_ASU_Quarterbacks_Past_Present_and_Future.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm PDT

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: 11:56pm PDT

Episode 89 - ASU Spring Ball Preview and Carl Bradford

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: 11:15pm PDT

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.

Direct download: Episode_88_-_More_ASU_Signing_Day_Stuff.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 8:15pm PDT

Episode 87 - 2014 National Signing Day Review

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.

Direct download: Episode_87_-_2014_National_Signing_Day_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:54am PDT

Episode 86 - ASU Signing Day Preview and Marcus Ball

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.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:50pm PDT

Episode 85 - Year End Awards Show Spectacular

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.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Episode 84 - ASU vs Texas Tech Preview

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.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:26pm PDT

Episode 83 - ASU Recruiting Update & Spencer Hall

#Boom.

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.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:25pm PDT

Episode 82 - ASU vs Stanford Preview with Jake Plummer

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.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:39am PDT

Episode 81 - ASU vs Arizona Preview

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.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:16pm PDT

Episode 80 - ASU vs UCLA Preview

It's what we've been waiting for all season long.

This week, ASU will battle UCLA in Pasadena with the chance to clinch the first Pac-12 South division championship in Sun Devil history.

We begin this week's show with a detailed review of the big win over Oregon State, and are then joined by DevilsDigest's own Becca Winn to award the #StandoutStar honors.

Then we bring in one of the most respected names in college football to help preview this Saturday's huge game: Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Network. He give his expert take on how the team's match up and what ASU needs to do to clinch. We conclude with our patented preview of the game. All told, you can't afford to miss this. 

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:05pm PDT

Episode 79 - ASU vs Oregon State Preview

A win is a win, ASU remains in the Pac-12 South driver's seat, and we bring you a jam-packed new episode.

We kick things off in a major way, as 2014 QB commit Manny Wilkins joins the show for an in-depth chat. The talented prospect discusses why staying true to ASU is so important, how he's become an ace recruiter for the Sun Devils, and then answers several listener questions.

Brad and Joe then review ASU's dramatic comeback win over Utah, and DevilsDigest.com's Becca Winn provides her weekly picks for #StandoutStar.

We then speak to ASU offensive lineman Evan Finkenberg and cornerback Osahon Irabor to get their takes on beating the Utes and what they will need to do to beat Oregon State.

To preview Saturday's game against the Beavers, we talk to OSU insider Andy Wooldridge of BuildingTheDam.com before our detailed breakdown of the game. Be sure to stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:56pm PDT

Here for your listening pleasure is the live recording of country star Ryan Bexley's (AKA former ASU tight end Ryan Skorupka) new single "It Felt Good", performed for us in studio during Episode 78.

Direct download: It_Felt_Good_-_Ryan_Bexley.mp3
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Episode 78 - ASU vs Utah Preview

With the headlines still fresh, prepare for the biggest Speak of the Devils yet.

Brad and Joe are joined IN STUDIO by former ASU tight end Ryan Skorupka, who country music fans will know as budding superstar Ryan Bexley. He helps the boys break down the big road win over Washington State, with an assist from DevilsDigest.com's Becaa Winn and her #StandoutStars. 

We then discuss Skorupka's transition from the gridiron to the stage, and what's next for him as he conquers the music industry.

ASU linebacker Carl Bradford then joins the show to break down the defense's recent domination. The trio of hosts then break down the big news of the week, the departure of AD Steve Patterson and what the next steps for ASU should be.

We then dig deep with our detailed game preview, featuring a visit from Utah Utes insider Brian Swinney. Can ASU make it four in a row? We'll tell you how they can do it. 

We conclude with a fantastic acoustic performance of one of Ryan's new songs of his upcoming album. It's so good, you'll listen to it on repeat. Stay tuned after the song for the entire audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:59pm PDT

Episode 77 - ASU vs Washington State Preview

Sun Devil football is back, and not a moment too soon.

Speak of the Devils delivers a jam packed preview episode that you don't want to miss.

We kickoff with a visit from Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com. Hod breaks down the very active week ASU had on the recruiting trail, snagging three big time commitments.

Then we're joined by Sun Devil running back Deantre Lewis, who discusses his highlight reel plays this year, his role, and whether he can start next year.

Michael Preson of CougCenter.com stops by to give us an insider's look at the Washington State Cougars, and what they will bring to the field this week.

We conclude with our in-depth and detailed preview of Halloween's big game. Be sure to stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Episode 76 - ASU Bye Week Roundtable

Sun Devil Nation is riding high into the bye.

Coming off the thrashing of No. 20 Washington, ASU is healing up and preparing for their Halloween clash against Washington State. We at Speak of the Devils aren't taking the week off either, and we bring you a terrific episode.

We are joined in studio by Byron Kline and Becca Winn, two of the most respected ASU media voices and personalities. The DevilsDigest.com duo join Brad Denny and Joe Healey to break down the sensational win over Washington before the show's main event.

The group names their picks for the best, worst, and everything between, and debates the best of the rest for the season's first seven games. We finish with our picks for how the homestretch will play out.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:50pm PDT

Episode 75 - ASU vs Washington Preview

It's time to take the Dawgs to the pound.

After ASU's decisive win over Colorado, the Sun Devils host No. 20 Washington on Saturday, and Speak of the Devils has you covered.

We begin with a look back at what lessons we could take away from the throttling of the Buffaloes before welcoming on ASU defensive coordinator Paul Randolph. He shares his thoughts on the season to date, as well as his plan for stopping the potent Husky offense.

We then are joined by "The Voice of the Sun Devils", Tim Healey, onto the show. The ASU icon gives us an update on his health, when Sun Devil Nation can expect to hear him back on the call, and his thoughts on the battle with UW.

Up next is a detailed insider's look at UW from Anthony Cassino of UWDawgPound.com

We conclude with our detailed preview of Saturday's big game, with the critical match-ups, keys to victory and more. Be sure to stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio of Coach Graham's press conference.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:47pm PDT

Episode 74 - ASU vs Colorado Preview

It was a disappointing trip deep in the heart of Texas, but the Sun Devils now return home to focus on Pac-12 play.

We begin this week's show with a rundown and recap of the action against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Brad and Joe examine the good, the bad, and the lingering questions we took away from the game.

Up next is a friend of the program—and a record setting Devil. Fan favorite Josh Hubner returns to give his expert opinion on the sorry state of ASU's punting game and how it can be fixed. Next up is Devilbacker Carl Bradford to give his take on the team's struggles in rushing the passer, and how that can change against Colorado.

To help preview Saturday's game, we bring in Jon Woods, editor-in-chief of RalphieReport.com. We finish up with a look ahead to Saturday, ASU's key's to victory, and what we need to see from the Sun Devils.

Be sure to stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:15pm PDT

Episode 73 - ASU vs Notre Dame Preview

It's the highest profile game of the year, so this week's Speak of the Devils is packed with perfection.

We kick it off with a review of the wild action and big lessons from ASU's 62-41 win over USC, before bringing in a true Devil with the Force as his ally. JediASU himself, Rob Reyes, comes onto the show to tell us how he went from one-time Wildcat to a Sun Devil celebrity and ASU institution.

For the latest Sun Devil recruiting news and what the impact of Lane Kiffin's firing may have on ASU, we then bring in Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com.

Then we bring in the man of the hour, ASU running back Marion Grice. The senior is scoring touchdowns at a record pace, and we talk to him about his run at the records and what it will take to take down Notre Dame

To get the details on the Fighting Irish, we bring in Notre Dame insider Tim O'Malley of IrishEyes.com. He breaks down the ins and outs of the Irish and what they'll bring to Saturday's game.

We conclude with our in-depth preview of the game. All of the critical match-ups, stats to track, and keys to victory (and defeat) are covered.

Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for not only the full audio from Todd Graham's press conference, but we also bring you Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly's press conference as well.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:57pm PDT

Episode 72 - ASU vs USC Preview

ASU lost for the first time this year, but have a chance at redemption just days away.

First, we review what exactly what went wrong against Stanford. We examine the causes and solutions to those problems, and then take a look at some of the positives from that game.

We're then joined by former ASU consensus All-American offensive tackle Juan Roque to give an expert analysis on ASU's offensive line issues. Roque doesn't hold back in diagnosing the problems and the cures to what ails ASU up front.

Up next are chats with ASU defensive linemen Gannon Conway and linebacker Salamo Fiso, two players who will be making moves on Saturday and will play key roles against USC.

For our "Know Your Enemy" segment, we bring in USC insider Lindsey Thiry of SCPlaybook.com. She provides a detailed look at what to expect from the Trojans on Saturday.

We finish up with our own detailed game preview, complete with stats, critical matchups, and keys to victory. Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio from Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:33pm PDT

Episode 71 - ASU vs Stanford Preview

Some times it's better to be lucky than good. ASU will take both.

The debate still rages on over the Sun Devils' controversial win over Wisconsin, and Speak of the Devils pulls no punches.

First, we bring in "The Voice of the Sun Devils" Tim Healey to give us his expert breakdown of that crazy final play and the ensuing madness. We then breakdown the good, bad, and ugly from the huge win over the Badgers.

Next up are a pair of key Sun Devil players, tight end Chris Coyle and cornerback Osahon Irabor, to give us an offensive and defensive perspective on the win that was and also to preview this week's huge battle with No. 5 Stanford.

We're then joined by Stanford inside Jack Blanchat of RuleOfTree.com to get an expert look at what the Cardinal will bring to Saturday's game. Brad and Joe then close out the episode with an in-depth preview, examining the ket players and critical match-ups to watch. 

Be sure to stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio of Coach Graham's weekly press conference.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:50am PDT

Episode 70 - ASU vs Wisconsin Preview

OK, now the real season begins.

After the 55-0 dismantling of Sacramento State, Arizona State prepares to welcome the 20th ranked Wisconsin Badgers to Tempe for a HUGE game on Saturday night.

To kick off the new episode, we review the season opening win, and identify the meaningful takeaways from the game. We are then joined by ASU offensive coordinator Mike Norvell to get his thoughts on Taylor Kelly's big day, his new weapons, and the keys to beating the Badgers.

We then are joined by Badger insider Ben Worgull for the "Know Your Enemy" segment, and he gives us the lowdown on what Bucky will bring to battle.

Brad and Joe then conclude with a detailed breakdown of the game, including the critical position battles and the keys to getting the victory.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:42pm PDT

This just in: IT'S GAME WEEK.

Sun Devil football returns this week, and the Speak of the Devils show has you covered, and then some.

We begin by going behind enemy lines with Sac State play-by-play man Jason Ross to get an insider's look at what the Hornets will bring to Frank Kush field on Thursday.

We then chat with ASU defensive coordinator Paul Randolph to get his take on what the ferocious Sun Devil defense will be looking to do. Brad and Joe then break down their keys to the game and a Sun Devil victory.

To cap off the action, "The Voice of Sun Devil Football", the legendary Tim Healey, returns to the show to give us his analysis on the season opener.

Stay tuned after the song of the week for the full audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:31pm PDT

Episode 68 - A National View of ASU with Bruce Feldman and JB Long

Can you feel it? Yes you can. Sun Devil football is almost here.

To help get you ready for the season, we bring in two of the biggest names in college football media to give a national perspective on ASU.

First up is CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman, who returns to the show to give his take on Todd Graham, the "freak" Carl Bradford, and where ASU stands in a very tough Pac-12.

We also talk to JB Long, play-by-play voice of the Pac-12 Network. He lays out his take on how Taylor Kelly ranks among the Pac-12's quarterbacks, why D.J. Foster is so dangerous, and his prediction for ASU's season that no Sun Devil fan will want to miss.

In between these two in-depth chats, we break down the good, bad, and remaining unknowns from ASU's first few weeks of fall camp, as well as details on the two newest Sun Devil commits.

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Episode 67 - Will Sutton & Carl Bradford in studio and more from Media Day

The Dynamic Duo has arrived!

In this new episode, we sit down with Will Sutton and Carl Bradford for an in-depth chat about their success, their goals, and the challenges that await them in 2013.

But that's far from it.

We then sit down with the Sun Devil linebacker tandem of Steffon Martin and Chris Young to hear how the long-time friends and teammates are preparing for the new season...plus their scouting reports on each other. 

Then it's a chat with ASU offensive coordinator Mike Norvell and his star quarterback Taylor Kelly to give us a preview of the Sun Devil offense. We then break it down with offensive line coach Chris Thomsen on how the big boys are coming along up front, before closing with an informative talk with running backs coach Bo Graham.

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Episode 66 - Tyler Whiley on his ASU Commitment

The "Stay True 2 ASU" movement continues to build momentum with the latest major commitment to the Sun Devils.

Tyler Whiley, the highly touted prospect from Scottsdale Chaparral High School, made his pledge to the Sun Devils last week. Now he joins the Speak of the Devils show to discuss the factors leading to his decision.

We're then joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com, who gives us an insider look at how Whiley's addition impacts the Sun Devils' 2014 recruiting class, as well as the details on three other players who made their commitments to ASU over the weekend.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:25pm PDT

Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert with author Shane Dale

You love it when ASU beats UofA. 

Therefore, you will love this bonus episode of Speak of the Devils.

We talk with author Shane Dale, whose new book Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert is a MUST OWN by any Sun Devil. It's a complete and detailed history of the ASU vs. UofA rivalry. We discuss the highs, lows, and oddities of the rivalry with Shane in an entertaining half hour.

Get the book now on Amazon.com.

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Episode 65 - Roque & Caldwell on Being a True Sun Devil

Only true Sun Devils need apply.

We bring in two of the greatest Sun Devils walking the Earth, men who played for ASU and who bleed maroon and gold: former All-American Juan Roque and defensive end standout Kyle Caldwell.

We engage in an in-depth, passionate, and frank discussion on a variety of topics: ASU's challenges in local recruiting, how to establish a lasting fan base, what the program needs, and how Todd Graham is bringing ASU back to the top.

If you call yourself a Sun Devil fan, you must listen to this episode.

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Episode 64 - QB Manny Wilkins on his ASU Commitment

After missing out on a quarterback in the last two recruiting classes, Arizona State secured a good one late last week. Now the future Devil joins the premier podcast for ASU football to talk about his choice.

Manny Wilkins, the heralded 4-star prospect out of San Marin HS in California, announced that he has committed to the Sun Devils. He joins the Speak of the Devils show for an in-depth interview on a wide variety of topics that every ASU fan should hear.

Wilkins discusses what Coach Graham's sale pitch was like, what skills he brings to the table, how he fits into the offense, and much, much more. He even tells listeners why they shouldn't worry about a repeat of last February's Josh Dobbs drama.

We are then joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for a very thorough update on Wilkins' impact and the latest from the recruiting trail.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:52pm PDT

Episode 63 - Josh Hubner In Studio

Speak of the Devils is back in some new digs, and to commemorate the event, we bring in a very special guest.

Brad and Joe are joined in their new studios at Channel 3 by the one and only Josh Hubner. One of the nation's elite punters in 2012, Hubner brings his one-of-a-kind personality and candor to a wide range of topics, including the pre-draft process, the disappointment of going unsigned, and his battle to see an NFL field. The trio then take a look at the five big storyline to follow into fall camp.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:45pm PDT

Episode 62 - ASU Spring Football Preview and New Sparky

FOOTBALL IS BACK.

Well, spring ball that is, but we'll take it. The Sun Devils open up spring practices this week, and Speak of the Devils is back to get your primed, locked, and loaded for the action.

First, we catch you up on the news and what it all means. From coaching staff changes to player departures to yes...New Sparky. We examine the impact of each, and tell you what matters and what should have happened.

We then are joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to get his insider take on the key storylines of spring before we head to the main event. Brad and Joe go position-by-position and breakdown the key battles, breakout candidates and major storylines to follow.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:48pm PDT

Episode 61 - ASU Signing Day Review & Analysis

ASU's National Signing Day madness is over, so let the analysis begins.

During a dramatic NLI Day, the Sun Devils secured 27 new players. We begin the show with a walk through the day's biggest stories and developments, and there certainly were no shortage of either. We then get to know all 27 players, and what they bring to the ASU program.

We're then joined by DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino, to get an insider's perspective on all the burning questions. How did ASU lose Josh Dobbs? Who will make an impact this fall? Should fans be upset? And oh so much more.

We close by analyzing the good, the bad, and the best and worst of the class and of the day.

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Episode 60 - ASU Signing Day Preview

Get your fax machines ready. National Letter of Intent Day is almost here.

The biggest day of the offseason is upon us, and we get ready to welcome the newest class of Sun Devils with our Signing Day Preview show.

First up, we count down a detailed list of the recruits that are still very much in play. Will they be the newest Sun Devils, or will they pass up the chance to don the maroon and gold?

We then have an in-depth chat with ASU recruiting insider and DevilsDigest.com publisher Hod Rabino, to get the latest behind-the-scenes news.

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Episode 59 - ASU Football Year in Review with Brandon Magee

We're back. Rejoice accordingly.

After the holiday break, there is no shortage of items to discuss surrounding Sun Devil football, so buckle your chinstrap and get ready.

We begin with a look at the big news, and nothing is bigger than the return of All-American Will Sutton. We also examine the newly released 2013 schedule, and the carryover impact of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl win.

Then, we are joined by special guest Brandon Magee. He looks back at his season, his career and his future. You do not want to miss what he says about UofA.

Then the main event, our 2012 Year in Review Awards. We break down the season into 12 categories and hand out the hardware for the best and worst over the last 13 games.

We conclude with a detailed look at ASU recruiting from Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com. This is one episode you can't afford to miss.

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Episode 58 - ASU vs Navy Fight Hunger Bowl Preview with Paul Randolph

Anchors aweigh, Sun Devil Nation. It's time to wrap the biggest gift under your podcast tree a few days early.

There has been a lot of action for the Sun Devils out on the recruiting trail, so after a Sun Devil Stadium renovation update, we bring in our good friend Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to get the latest on ASU's five newest players. Hod also answers whether ASU fans should be worried at the rash of recent decommits.

We are then joined by ASU defensive coordinator Paul Randolph. The mastermind behind the swarming ASU defense gives his thoughts on some of his key players, beating UofA and how to shut down the pesky triple option.

Finally, we give our detailed breakdown of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Players to watch, big match-ups, keys to victory and much more.

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Episode 57 - Josh Hubner, The Fight Hunger Bowl & The Territorial Cup

We're back and we have a lot of Sun Devil football to discuss.

This new episode of Speak of the Devils begins with a run down of what awards Will Sutton has won...and it's a lengthy list. The most decorated Devil since Terrell Suggs is raking in the honors, and we then review the other players who made the All-Pac-12 teams, and those who should have.

We then review the HUGE win over Arizona that brought home the Territorial Cup. From Marion Grice's brilliance, to the clutch defensive stops and the lasting impact of the game into 2013, we cover it all.

In the main event, we talk with ASU punter Josh Hubner. We get his well-informed and entertaining thoughts on beating the Wildcats, his record-setting season, facing Navy and more.

Finally, we do an early preview of Navy and then provide some information on how you can help Sun Devil Nation fight hunger this holiday season. 

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Episode 56 - ASU vs. Arizona Preview with 12 Sun Devils Legends

Ladies and gentlemen, we now have the main event of the 2012 football season: The Duel in the Desert.

The Arizona State Sun Devils head down to Tucson to battle the Arizona Wildcats in an effort to take back the Territorial Cup. To get you ready for the biggest game of the year, we assemble the biggest show EVER.

We bring in a huge and star studded list of Sun Devil greats to share their view on what the rivalry means, their favorite memories of their battles with the Wildcats, and whether ASU can take back the Cup.

Joining us are Adam Archuleta, Keith Poole, Andrew Walter, Rudy Carpenter, Juan Roque, Derek Smith, James Brooks, Bo Moos, Jason Shivers, Thomas Weber and the father/son Sun Devil legacy of Bryan and Kyle Caldwell.

As if that weren't enough, we give you a comprehensive preview of Friday's game, and go behind enemy lines with ArizonaSports.com's Adam Green.

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Episode 55 - ASU vs. Washington State Preview

Well, the worst appears over. After four straight games against ranked teams and four consecutive defeats, the Sun Devils look to bounce back this week as heavy favorites.

First, we review the top news stories of the week before we're joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com. He gives the latest updates from out on the recruiting trail. 

Then it's time to review the the good, the bad, and the ugly of ASU's disappointing loss to USC. From Carl Bradford's dominance to the terrible offensive line play, we cover it all. 

We're then joined by Michael Preston, an editor from the outstanding website CougCenter.com. The WSU insider give us the lowdown on the happenings, drama and outlook for Washington State. 

Finally, we provide our game preview, and outline how ASU can snap the skid.

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Episode 54 - ASU vs USC Preview with Ronnie Lott

For ASU's biggest game of the year, we bring in one of the biggest names in football history.

But first, we recap the Sun Devils disappointing loss to Oregon State. We review the good, the bad and the ugly of ASU's loss last Saturday. We then slide back into the psychiatrist's chair from last week and examine Sun Devil Nation's battle with the "5 Stages of Grief", and how they can overcome.

Then...the main event. To help preview the ASU vs. USC battle, we bring in the greatest safety in football history, Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. The former Trojan and current Pac-12 Network analyst breaks down both teams, lays out his keys to the game and tells us which current Sun Devil he'd have liked to have played with.

We then breakdown Saturday's game, examine the key match-ups and identify how ASU can score the upset before Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com gives us the latest recruiting update.

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Episode 53 - ASU vs. Oregon State Preview

The Sun Devils are down but certainly not out, and they have a big chance to get back into the Pac-12 South race this Saturday against Oregon State, and Speak of the Devils has you covered.

First, we review the good...the bad...and the ugly from the heartbreaking loss to UCLA.

We then channel our inner Frasier Crane and examine the psyche of the Sun Devil fan, and why many are losing hope, and perspective, so quickly.

We're then joined by Andy Wooldridge of BuildingTheDam.com, to get an insider's perspective on the 13th ranked Oregon State Beavers. Following that, we provide you with an in-depth preview of the game.

Finally, we're joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for the weekly recruiting roundup.

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Episode 52 - ASU vs UCLA Preview, Juan Roque and Tim Ring

ASU took it on the chin last week, but they are aiming to come back strong and so is Speak of the Devils.

We bring a loaded show to the podcasting world this week. After catching you up on the Sun Devil news and notes, we toss aside a recap of the Oregon game and bring in a true ASU icon: Juan Roque. The Hall of Famer gives a magnificent postgame pep talk that will have any Sun Devil fan ready to strap on a helmet and hit someone.

We're then joined by Channel 3 Sports Director Tim Ring, who is never shy about bringing his informed opinions to the show. We talk about the Oregon game, the concerns and lessons and how ASU can rally back.

A buy-or-sell session of the Sun Devil Stock Report precedes a visit from our buddy Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com, who gives you the latest insider scoop on ASU's recruiting efforts.

To get you ready for Saturday's huge game, we talk to UCLA insider David Woods of BruinReportOnline.com. He gives us the ins, outs and everything in between on ASU's next opponent. We close with our our in-depth preview of Saturday's huge game.

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Episode 51 - ASU vs Oregon Preview and Bo Moos

It may have started off slow, but Thursday's game against Colorado ended like it was supposed to: with an ASU win.

We begin the new Speak of the Devils with a review of the 51-17 ASU win, including the good, the bad, and the key lessons.

We're then joined by Bo Moos, the former Sun Devil defensive tackle and House of Sparky columnist. He provides awesome insight into why ASU has started the season so well, and breaks down how ASU can (will?) upset the Oregon Ducks on Thursday.

In the weekly "Know Your Enemy" segment, we talk to David Piper, editor of AddictedToQuack.com. He gives us an insider look at the always lethal Ducks, and tells us why ASU may be Oregon's toughest test. We follow that with our own detailed breakdown of Thursday's game, including the top match-ups, keys to victory and more.

The show concludes with the weekly appearance from Hod Rabino to give us the latest on ASU's recruiting efforts.

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Episode 50 - ASU vs. Colorado Preview

The long, football-less menace of the bye week is nearly over, as the Sun Devils prepare to take the field on Thursday against Colorado.

In the landmark 50th episode of Speak of the Devils, we begin by examining the move of two more Sun Devil offensive players over to defense, and the impact it will have on the field.

We're then joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to recap an extremely busy week on the recruiting trail. Get in-depth details on the five young players who have committed to be future Sun Devils. 

To prepare for Thursday's game, we then speak to Colorado insider Jon Woods, editor-in-chief of RalphieReport.com. He gives us a detailed look at what's gone wrong and right for the Buffs this year, and what kind of challenge they'll present ASU on game day.

We then close the show will our in-depth preview of Thursday's game, including the key players, biggest match-ups and the ciritcal keys to victory for each team.

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Episode 49 - ASU vs Cal Review, Mike Norvell, Kyle Caldwell & Devils Digest

It's a bye week on the schedule but not for Speak of the Devils.

Brad and Joe bring an absolutely packed show to the podcast world this week. First off, we take an in-depth look at the Sun Devils' huge road win over Cal. The good, the bad and everything in between gets a look.

Next up, we have a talk with ASU offensive coordinator Mike Norvell. He discusses the early success of the offense, the development of Taylor Kelly and the areas still needing improvement.

We then examine the five big points on ASU's "To Do" list for the rest of the season and the benefits and consequences of those.

Our old friend Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com then joins us for a detailed ASU recruiting update before we chat with former ASU defensive end Kyle Caldwell. He gives a tremendous insider review of the ASU defense, as well as his thoughts on the season so far and the suspension of Mike Pennel.

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Episode 48 - ASU vs. Cal Preview & Chris Young Interview

Good things come to those who wait. After an unexpected week off, Speak of the Devils is back with a jam-packed episode.

First, we take an in-depth look at the Sun Devils big time win over Utah. We identify the good, the bad and break down what it all means for Todd Graham's squad.

Then, courtesy of SotD correspondent Ben Haber, we bring you a chat with ASU's newest defensive star, spur backer Chris Young. He talks about his early success, what it's like playing the spur and what he's planning on doing this Saturday against Cal.

We then get to know our enemy with a chat with Nick Kranz of California Golden Blogs. The Cal insider takes us behind enemy lines to examine the team and what to expect in their battle against ASU.

To cap it all off, we breakdown Saturday's huge game, including the key players, the critical match-ups and what ASU must do to leave Berkeley with a win.

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Episode 47 - ASU vs. Missouri Preview & Illinois Victory Recap

Can you feel it? ASU is now 2-0 and the new era of Arizona State football is taking a hold in Tempe.

Will it continue as the team heads to SEC country for their first road game of the year?

After catching you up on the latest news, we break down the Sun Devils' impressive performance in their win over Illinois. We examine the biggest moments, the key plays and how ASU was able to engineer such a dominant performance.

We then have a chat with Bill Connelly, editor of RockMNation.com and a Missouri Tigers insider. He provdes terrific insight to the SEC's newest member and ASU's stiffest challenge to date.

Armed with that knowledge, we then go in-depth to break down Saturday's huge game in Columbia. We identify the keys to the game, the critical match-ups, and what ASU must do to win..or what they can do to lose.

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Episode 46 - ASU vs Illinois Preview & Chat with QB Taylor Kelly

Now that is what we call "Speaking Victory".

ASU began the Todd Graham era with a dominating 63-6 win over NAU, and Speak of the Devils breaks it all down and takes a look at what's next.

First, we get you caught up on all the latest Sun Devil news before going in-depth to review the good, bad and key lessons from the win over the Lumberjacks.

We then have a talk with ASU's starting quarterback Taylor Kelly to get his thoughts on his impressive debut, what the coaches told him and more.

Next, we take a look at the Pac-12 action of the past weekend, and preview the upcoming games.

We then provide unparalleled insight into ASU's next game against Illinois. We talk to Fletcher Page of IlliniPlaybook.com before breaking down Saturday's game. We identify the important players, critical match-ups and keys to victory and defeat.

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Episode 45 - ASU vs. NAU Preview with Doug Haller & Mitch Strohman

IT'S TIME.

Game week is here, Sun Devil Nation. This week, Todd Graham and his high octane Devils will take the field and batte inter-state rival NAU in the 2012 season opener. To get you ready, we preview the action from all angles.

First, we break down the news of the week, including the breakdown of how ASU's quarterbacking reps will be divided and a look at the new team captains.

We're then joined by Mitch Strohman, the play-by-play announcer for the NAU Lumberjacks. He gives us a detailed "behind enemy lines" look at the 'Jacks and previews Thursday's game from a northern perspctive.

Brad and Joe then provide an in-depth breakdown of the game, including the key match-ups to watch, things to watch for and their official predictions. 

We close the show with a great talk with Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic. The Sun Devil beat writer give us his expert analysis of the team and what he'll be watching for on Thursday and throughout the season.

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Episode 44 - Tim Healey and Pac-12 Preview

Just hold on for one more week, Sun Devil fans...it's almost here.

With the 2012 season and the Todd Graham era just seven days away, the new Speak of the Devils is here to get you primed and ready.

First, we break down the big news surrounding the team with Taylor Kelly winning the starting quarterback job, then analyze the newest shakeups with the team's most recent depth chart.

Then settle in, relax and enjoy the dulcet tones of "The Voice of Sun Devil Football", Mr. Tim Healey. We enjoy a lengthy and detailed chat with the veteran play-by-play man and get his insider take on the strengths and weaknesses of this year's team.

We end with a team by team breakdown of the 11 other Pac-12 schools and make our fearless conference picks.

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Episode 43 - Bruce Feldman & Preview of the ASU Defense with Junior Onyeali

Time to head up the mountain to Camp T, Sun Devil fans.

To get you ready, we bring you a big time show with a pair of can't miss interviews and in-depth analysis of the ASU defense.

We begin by reviewing the news and trends from the last week of ASU's fall camp, including major news at the QB position and injury news. After that, we buy and sell some Sun Devil Stocks.

Then we bring in one of the biggest and most respected names in college football to get a national view of ASU: CBS Sports columnist Bruce Feldman. He gives his thoughts on Todd Graham, the present and future of ASU football and where the Sun Devils fit in a competitive Pac-12.

Following that, we provide a very detailed look at the Sun Devil defense, going position-by-position and player-by-player. Who is a cause for concern, and who is high-octane?

We close with a great talk with ASU Devilbacker Junior Onyeali, who opens up about his journey back from suspension and into his return to the team.

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Episode 42 - Season Preview of the ASU Offense with QB Mike Bercovici

Just three weeks until kickoff...

In this episode, we go in-depth to break down the 2012 Sun Devil offense. No show will bring you as comprehensive a look than Speak of the Devils.

We begin with a complete rundown of the major news. trends and concerns from the first week of fall camp. Who's stepping up? Who's falling behind? We have the answers.

We buy and sell some Sun Devil Stocks before we have a lengthy and detailed talk with ASU quarterback Mike Bercovici. The sophomroe signal calller gives us an inside look at everything to expect from the offense this fall.

Finally, we break down the offensive position groups, look at every player and find out who is truly "high octane".

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Also, don't miss our special mini-episode featuring our interview with ASU running back D.J. Foster.


Episode 41 - D.J. Foster, The Future of ASU Football

ASU Media Day was on Saturday and Speak of the Devils was there.

In the first of our many great interviews, we sat down with D.J. Foster, the "hometown hero", 4-star recruit and newest Sun Devil. We cover a wide range of topics, from how he made the decision to choose ASU, the role he will play in the offense, his thoughts on Coach Graham and much more.

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Episode 40 - ASU Fall Camp Preview with Bo Moos and Hod Rabino

The calendar has turned to August, and Sun Devil football truly begins this month. ASU's fall camp starts this Friday, and Speak of the Devils has you more than covered.

We start by buying or selling six of the major camp issues before talking to former ASU defensive lineman and fan favorite Bo Moos. He talks about his career and shares his thoughts on this year's team, including who gets his vote at QB.

Brad and Joe then outline their top five "Need to See" storylines prior to a very in-depth breakdown of the team with Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com. For good measure, Hod gives an updated recruiting report.

We then end the show with our look at the top 10 position battles and give our predictions on the winners.

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Episode 39 - Legends Series: The 1990s with Juan Roque

Summer vacation is over, and Speak of the Devils is back with a vengeance.

We continue our Legends Series with a look at the 1990s, an interesting decade that, like the 1980s, had a peak right in the middle.

First, we review the major Sun Devil news of the week, including some interesting polls, new Sun Devil commits and who made the grade.

Then, Joe reviews the decade before we reveal our picks as the official SotD All-90s team. There are some known names and some surprises.

We cap it off with the main event, a lengthy, in-depth and revealing chat with ASU legend and Hall of Famer Juan Roque. The consensus All-American walks us through how he became a Sun Devil, takes us inside the locker room before the Nebraska win, breaks down this year's offensive line and much, much more.

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Episode 38 - Legends Series: The 1980s with Rose Bowl MVP Jeff Van Raaphorst

We're back with the next installment of the Legends Series, and this time, Speak of the Devils revisits one of the more interesting decades in ASU history: the 1980s.

First, we recap how the program managed the rough early years through NCAA probation, peaked with a Rose Bowl win before stumbling into the 1990s.

We then reveal our All-1980s squad. From the big stars like Randall McDaniel and David Fulcher to some of the forgotten stars, we cover it all.

In the main event, we bring in 1987 Rose Bowl Offensive MVP and current ASU broadcaster Jeff Van Raaphorst. He shares insight into his playing career, what turned the tide against Michigan, his thoughts on Todd Graham and the future of the program.

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Episode 37 - Hod Rabino on Chans Cox, Josh Dobbs, Tyler Bruggman & ASU Recruiting

We're back by popular demand. After a fast, furious and surprising week of Sun Devil recruiting action, Speak of the Devils is here to dig down deep and bring you the in-depth information. We are joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com and get the insider and behind-the-scenes details you won't find anywhere else.

We take a look at ASU's miss on Brophy quarterback Tyler Bruggman, their quick rebound with Joshua Dobbs and the crown jewel, Chans Cox. Learn what these players bring to the Devils, what their commits mean for the program and how it all came to be. Plus, Hod gives us insight into ASU's work on other top 2013 and 2014 recruiting targets.

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Episode 36 - Legends Series: The 1960s with J.D. Hill and Ron Pritchard

If you love the Sun Devils, you can not miss this show.

We kickoff our summer-long Legends Series with a look at ASU football in the 1960s. First, we give you the decade in review before having a fantastic talk with Sun Devil legend J.D. Hill. The former All-American shares his thoughts on a wide range of topics, from his glory days in Tempe, to how the game has evolved, the rivalry with UofA, his inspirational battle with personal demons and his thoughts on the present and future of ASU football.

We then unveil the Speak of the Devils All-1960s teams, and then end with another amazing interview with an icon--Ron Pritchard. The College Hall of Fame linebacker discusses his career, his foray into pro wrestling, what position Vontaze Burfict should have played, Todd Graham, the importance of past players in today's program and more.

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Episode 35 - Spring Football, Camp T and NFL Draft Recap with Doug Haller

With the 1st overall pick in the podcast draft, Sun Devil Nation selects Speak of the Devils.

In this week's episode, we bring you a jam-packed show that covers a wide range of topics. First up, we review the day's news of the "Return to Camp T" campaign matching initiative by the White Mountain Sun Devil Club. Will this be enough to put the fundraising efforts over the top? We then take a stroll down the Weekly Palm Walk before breaking down in-depth how the former Sun Devil players fared during and after the 2012 NFL Draft. We outline what impact each of the drafted and signed players should make. Then we have a lengthy and detailed chat with The Arizona Republic's Doug Haller, covering spring football, the draft and how Todd Graham has done so far. Finally, we buy and sell during the Sun Devil Stock Report.

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Episode 34 - Spring Football Review, Vontaze Burfict's Test and NFL Draft Preview

Our fans know that "news always breaks on a Wednesday", and this week was no exception.

First, we breakdown the (not so) shocking news that Vontaze Burfict and Jamaar Jarrett tested positive for a banned substance at the NFL Scouting Combine. We analyze what it means for each player, and what it says about the former regime. Next up is a thorough recap of ASU's spring football and last Saturday's Spring Game. We list our five winners and losers from spring and hand out some awards. Finally, we do an in-depth player-by-player look at the Sun Devils who are hoping to hear their names during this week's NFL Draft. We outline each player's draft strengths, weaknesses and make out fearless picks as to where and when (or if) they will be taken.

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Episode 33 - ASU Spring Game Preview and DieHardDevil

The annual Arizona State spring game is just days away, and, of course, Speak of the Devils has you covered. We begin by taking a stroll down the Weekly Palm Walk, checking out the other Sun Devil sporting action before diving into spring football. 

In the Sun Devil Stock Report, we take a deeper look into some position battles, then we lay out our top five focus areas for Saturday's game. We are joined by Byron Kline, the excellent sideline reporter from DevilsDigest.com to get his in-depth take on how spring football has gone for the Sun Devils. Finally, we are joined by Jeff Alba from DieHardDevil.com who has some very exciting news for Sun Devil faithful.

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Episode 32 - Jaxon Hood and Sun Devil Stadium Renovation Details

News always breaks on Wednesdays. This week is certainly no exception, with this Wednesday brining about the grand unveiling of the plans and artist renderings of the Sun Devil Stadium renovations that are scheduled to begin after the 2012 season. We go in-depth and analyze the details revealed and what it means for ASU fans. In the main event of the episode, we have a lengthy and excellent chat with new Sun Devil defensive tackle Jaxon Hood. He discusses his interesting recruiting stories, what drew him to ASU and the kind of impact fans should expect from him on the field.

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Episode 31 - Omar Bolden and Lisa Love Firing Analysis

Speak of the Devils returns from Spring Break with an incredible episode. First, we analyze the sudden--yet expected--firing of Athletic Director Lisa Love, as well as breakdown what the promotion of Steve Patterson into the role means for ASU. We then are joined by one of the most popular and dynamic Sun Devils of all-time, Omar Bolden. He discusses his ASU career, his rehab from injury and his preparation for next month's NFL Draft, including one NFL team that he'll workout for next month that will have the hometown fans intrigued.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:44pm PDT

Episode 30 - Spring Football Preview with Hod Rabino

Sun Devil football is finally back! The Sun Devils have opened their first spring practices under Todd Graham, and there is much to discuss. In this episode, Brad and Joe are out at ASU practice, bringing you first-hand observations. While there, they have a live chat with Hod Rabino from DevilsDigest.com, providing a detailed and behind-the-scenes look at how the team is coming together. Then they take a detailed position-by-position look at the Sun Devils, breaking down what are the strengths, weaknesses and key things to watch as spring ball gets underway. 

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:43pm PDT

Episode 29 - Deantre Lewis, NFL Draft Preview and Pat Tillman Legacy Act

Few defenders can catch him, but Speak of the Devils did. In this week's show, we sit down with ASU running back Deantre Lewis for a lengthy and in-depth talk, covering his mindset during and after his shooting injury, the difficulty in missing 2011, his thoughts on the new coaching staff, what to expect from him on the field this year and so much more.

We then chat with Kent Somers on The Arizona Republic to breakdown how the Sun Devils fared at the Combine and what their NFL Draft futures may hold.

Finally, we talk with State Representative Michelle Ugenti about House Bill 2042, also known as the Pat Tillman Legacy Act, and how you can help support this legislation and the Pat Tillman Foundation.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:07am PDT

Episode 28 - Rudy Burgess Comes Home

This is a short show, but it is filled to the brim with Sun Devil excellence. In this episode, we sit down with one of the most popular players in ASU's history, Rudy Burgess. The former RB/WR/CB/KR talks about his storied ASU career, his time in professional football and his new role as a management intern with ASU. The dynamic Burgess also discusses the new direction of the football program, the importance of a community bond, the "Sun Devil Way" and much more.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:19am PDT

Episode 27 - Speaking Victory with Brandon Magee

Are you #SpeakingVictory? Our guess this week is fluent. In this week's show, we have a sit down interview with ASU's star linebacker Brandon Magee. He discusses a wide range of topics, including his recovery from last season's injury, the Xs and Os of the new defense, possible breakout players, his thoughts on Todd Graham and the new coaches, and what it means to be a Sun Devil. This interview will surely get all Sun Devils excited for the 2012 season. We also buy and sell an NFL Combine themed Sun Devil Stock Report and report on two unprecedented outreach efforts from Todd Graham.

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Direct download: Episode_27_-_Brandon_Magee.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 8:45am PDT

Episode 26 - Jeremy Staat & Helping America's Veterans

In this special Speak of the Devils, we take an in-depth look into a great cause involving one of the ASU football's legends. We welcome former All-Pac-10 defensive tackle Jeremy Staat to the show, who like his close friend Pat Tillman, joined the armed forces after an NFL career. After a tour in Iraq, he established The Jeremy Staat Foundation to help assist veterans, and talks with us about the upcoming Wall-to-Wall event, his friendship with Pat, how you can assist this noble cause...and of course, some ASU football. 

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Direct download: Episode_26_-_Jeremy_Staat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm PDT

Episode 25 - Coaching Staff News and Alonzo Agwuenu

It may be the offseason, but Speak of the Devils is still going strong with the most in-depth ASU coverage you'll find. In our 25th episode, we analyze the very busy coaching carousel for the Sun Devils, as Todd Graham's staff finally appears set. We then introduce a new segment to showcase non-football sporting excellence ast ASU, and then buy and sell in the Sun Devil Stock Report before our main event. Joining the show is one of the newest Sun Devils, wide receiver Alonzo Agwuenu. The 6'4" playmaker details his journey to ASU, what to expect from his tremendous on-field talent and why he loves having lofty expectations.

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Direct download: Episode_25_-_Alonzo_Agwuenu.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:05am PDT

Episode 24 - ASU Signing Day Recap and Analysis

The 2012 edition of National Signing Day is in the books for the Arizona State Sun Devils, and Speak of the Devils was on the frontlines all day. First up is a detailed look at what ASU’s Pac-12 competition did on Wednesday. Then it’s time for the main event (starting at the 11:39 mark), where we break down the entire list of the 23-member class of new Sun Devils. We then finish by taking a look ahead at the Devils’ top needs for 2013.

Stay tuned after the show (starting at 1:19:26) for the complete audio of Todd Graham’s Signing Day press conference.

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

Episode 23 - DJ Foster Commits, Recruiting News and Signing Day Predictions

Signing Day is on February 1st and in this bonus Speak of the Devils, we make sure you have the latest and most detailed information. First, we examine the big news of D.J. Foster's decision to be a Sun Devil, before giving you the latest news from a very busy final weekend of recruiting. Finally, we break down the Top 10 remaining uncommitted ASU targets and make the bold predicitons of where they will eventually sign.

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Episode 22 - ASU Signing Day Preview

The first major event of the Todd Graham era is less than one week away. That is, of course, National Letter of Intent Day, which is rapidly approaching on February 1st. Speak of the Devils provides you the most complete and in-depth coverage of Signing Day that you will find anywhere. We begin by talking to Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com, who provides insider info you won't find anywhere else. Then Joe and Brad break down the Devils prospects position-by-position and give you the names you need to know, the ones to forget and the last-minute battles. Finally, we answer listener questions from Twitter. This is one recruiting special you can't afford to miss.

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Direct download: Episode_22_-_ASU_Signing_Day_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:24am PDT

Episode 21 - The 2011 Speak of the Devils Awards Show

The show everyone has waited for is here: the First Annual Speak of the Devils Award Spectacular.

After getting you caught up on all the latest news, Joe provides a detailed recruiting update before the main event. Speak of the Devils rolls out the maroon-and-gold carpet for this prestigious night. We hand out the major awards for the best--and worst--of the 2011 season. You don't want to miss this marquee event.

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Direct download: Episode_21_-_2011_Sun_Devil_Awards_Show.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:26am PDT

Episode 20 - Tim Healey on ASU Football, Basketball and Baseball

You don't earn a name like "The Voice of the Sun Devils" by being a one-trick pony. Tim Healey, the oustanding play-by-play voice of Arizona State football, basketball and baseball returns to the show to kick off 2012 in style. We discuss the new era of Sun Devil football, what Todd Graham's greatest challenges will be and the future of Vontaze Burfict and Brock Osweiler before looking at the troubled basketball team. Capping off the show is a look ahead to ASU baseball.

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Direct download: Episode_20_-_Tim_Healey.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:41pm PDT

Episode 19 - Scott Peters and ASU vs. Boise State Bowl Preview

The three week long fiasco that was the coaching search is now over, so things have settled down slightly just in time for ASU’s first bowl appearance since 2007. In the final Speak of the Devils of 2011, we talk with former ASU great Scott Peters about the ASU Legacy group, the program’s future and what it means to be a Sun Devil. We then get you ready for Thursday’s Las Vegas Bowl with a full run down of the match-up between Arizona State and the 7th ranked Boise State Broncos.

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Direct download: Episode_19_-_Scott_Peters_and_ASU_vs_Boise_State_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:04pm PDT

Episode 18 - Complete Analysis of the Todd Graham Hire

It's time...for Todd Graham at Arizona State. The dreadful search for ASU's next head coach is over, and Speak of the Devils has you covered, as usual. In this episode, Brad Denny and Joe Healey go deep inside the hire, examining Graham's entire career, his strangths, weaknesses, pros and cons and what to expect here at ASU. From how his early stops at Rice and Tulsa, to the challenges faced at Pitt to the impact on recruiting, nothing goes missing in this episode. Know your coach, Sun Devil Nation. After this episode, you will.

Don't miss the companion episode, where we interview Vince Marotta and Kyle Caldwell for their insight into the hire.

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Direct download: Episode_18_-_ASU_Hires_Todd_Graham.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:24am PDT

Episode 17 - Todd Graham Hired: Marotta & Caldwell Interviews

The long national nightmare is over--ASU has a new head coach. On Wednesday, the Sun Devils hired Pitt's Todd Graham after a tumultuous three week search. It caps a crazy period in ASU history and to help sort through it all Speak of the Devils talks to two of the best ASU insiders around. In a pair of great interviews, ArizonaSports.com's Vince Marotta and former ASU star defensive end Kyle Caldwell go deep inside the hire, break it down and outline where the program goes from here.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:22pm PDT

Episode 16 - Complete ASU Coaching Search and Candidate Update

The search for the next head coach at Arizona State has taking a turn for the surreal. What looked like Kevin Sumlin's job to lose last week has devolved into outright madness with rumors, contradictory reports and June Jones...twice. To help sort through all of this, Speak of the Devils brings in the best. First, we talk with Channel 3's Sports Director Tim Ring to sort through the crazy happenings of the last 48-hours. We then take an in-depth look at the top remaining candidates and some outliers to keep an eye on, as well as break down the pros and cons of veteran coaches versus up-and-comers. Finally, we welcome back Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com who brings the show some insider info on what has happened, how very close the hiring of June Jones was and what to expect in the very near future.

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Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:18pm PDT

Episode 15 Part II - Complete ASU Coaching Search Analysis

You want insight into Arizona State's coaching search? You got it. This show doesn't bring you a top five or 10 list, we go in-depth and analyze the hot candidates, the dark horses and everything in between--24 names in all. The pros, the cons, the probability and the price: Speak of the Devils examines it all. This is the most complete breakdown of candidates you'll listen to, so plug in your headphones and get after it.

Don't miss Part I of this week's episode as we get the national look at ASU from Adam Kramer of the Kegs 'n Eggs blog and then go in-depth on the Devils with Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to look at the recruiting fallout, top names and future of the program.

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Direct download: Episode_15_-_Coaching_Candidates.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:34am PDT

Episode 15 Part I - Adam Kramer and Hod Rabino Interviews

Arizona State football stands at a crossroads in the wake of this season's horrific finish and subsequent firing of Dennis Erickson. With so much going on, Part I of this week's show first goes national. First up, a chat with Adam Kramer from the popular and insightful Kegs 'n Eggs blog to get his take on where ASU sits on a national scale, its appeal to potential coaches and what the Devils can do to gain recognition.

The show then digs deep to a true Sun Devil insider, Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com. Hod goes in-depth on what Erickson's firing does to ASU's recruiting, what coaching candidates ASU should target and all the latest news, rumors and inside info that you could want or need as a Sun Devil fan.

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Direct download: Episode_15_Part_I_-_National_and_Local_ASU_Views.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:08am PDT

Episode 14 - Kyle Caldwell, UofA Recap & Top 5 Coaching Candidates

The mood may be bleak, the Territorial Cup gone, but hope is not lost for ASU...not by a long shot. After the depressing loss to Arizona, Speak of the Devils caught up with one man whose Sun Devil pride and passion never wanes--former standout defensive end Kyle Caldwell. He brings it. Covering a range of topics from the breakdown against the Wildcats, the reasons behind the slump and how to ensure a bright future, Caldwell tells it likes it is and tells it like a true Sun Devil. In addition, Brad goes in-depth and profiles the top five coaches that Arizona State should look to bring in to replace the likely soon-to-depart Dennis Erickson.

Direct download: Episode_14_-_Kyle_Caldwell_and_Coaching_Candidates.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:08pm PDT

Episode 13 Part II - ASU vs Arizona: Duel in the Desert Special

After an intense Part I with ASU legend Juan Roque, Part II is here to get you ready for The Game of the Year. The Duel in the Desert. The Battle of Arizona. Arizona State versus Arizona. Not only is this game massively important on its own merit, but the Sun Devils' run at the Pac-12 South title hinges upon a victory in this game. Brad and Joe go in-depth to analyze the current state of the two teams, examine all of the critical match-ups and outline the keys to victory for each team. Sun Devil Nation, listen in and the let's get ready to "Keep The Cup".

Direct download: Episode_13_-_ASU_vs_Arizona.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:28pm PDT

Episode 13 Part I - Juan Roque on ASU vs Arizona, Coach Erickson & More

You'd be hard pressed to find a person with more passion for Sun Devil football than Juan Roque. The ASU legend and former consensus All-American tackle returns to the show and brings his unique combination of insight, experience and passion. First, he breaks down the reasons behind the recent slump and how to fix them. Then it's on to the main event--ASU vs UofA, the Duel in the Desert. Juan takes you into what the rivalry means from a player's perspective and how these two teams match up for Saturday. Finally, we take a look at the future of the program and tackle the brewing debate over Coach Erickson's hot seat.

Direct download: Juan_Roque_-_ASU_vs_Arizona.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:18pm PDT

Bonus Episode - Jeff Van Raaphorst on the Rose Bowl & Brock Osweiler

After a rough two week, Sun Devil Nation could use a pick me up. Who better than the star quarterback of ASU's 1987 Rose Bowl championship team, Jeff Van Raaphorst. Brad and Jeff discuss what being the only Rose Bowl winning quarterback means to him and why it's been so tough for ASU to get back. They then talk about Brock Osweiler, the player many think could follow in Jeff's championship footsteps, his strengths and weaknesses and ultimate ceiling. And of course, the UofA game is included.

Direct download: Jeff_Van_Raaphorst.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:57pm PDT

Episode 12 - ASU vs. UCLA Recap and Vince Marotta

3rd and 29. Wide left. Yikes. In the wake of the disappointing result of the UCLA game, it must be remembered that the season and quest for the Pac-12 South title are far from lost. Providing proper persepective on that, as well as a number of ASU topics is the great Vince Marotta, one of the most respected and well-known Valley sports personalities. In addition, Brad breaks down this week's opponent, the Washington State Cougars, and what the Sun Devils must do to get back on track.

Direct download: Episode_12_-_UCLA_Recap_and_Vince_Marotta.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:52pm PDT

Episode 11 Part II - Colorado Recap and ASU vs. UCLA Preview

After a terrific Part 1 interview with Channel 3's Tim Ring, Speak of the Devils gets you ready for this week's huge Pac-12 South showdown with the UCLA Bruins. First up is an in-depth recap of the big win over Colorado. Then we examine the current state of the Pac-12, buy and sell some Sun Devil Stocks and investigate why the Phoenix-area has yet to fully embrace this ASU team. We cap it off with an full scouting report and breakdown of the ASU vs UCLA game and present the Sun Devils' keys to victory.

Direct download: Episode_11_Part_2_-_ASU_vs_UCLA.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:45am PDT

Episode 11 Part I - Tim Ring on ASU

In Part 1 of this week's Speak of the Devils, Brad and Joe are joined by Tim Ring, the outstanding Sports Director from Channel 3 here in Phoenix.  Tim provides great insight and analysis on how the Sun Devils have exceeded expectations, what Brock Osweiler and Vontaze Burfict mean to the program, what to look for on Saturday against UCLA and if Coach Erickson can expect a contract extension.  Oh, and you bet we'll talk about his now famous interview with former Sun Devil Kerry Taylor and what merit Taylor's scandalous claims have now.

Direct download: Episode_11_Part_1_-_Tim_Ring.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:09pm PDT

Episode 10 - Kyle Caldwell and Colorado Preview

It's Homecoming week at ASU so it's only appropriate we bring a former Sun Devil great onto the show.  Kyle Caldwell, the standout defensive end from 2003-2006, joins Speak of the Devils to breakdown Arizona State's season thus far before providing a fascinating look at the recruiting process from a top prospect's point of view.  Joe and Brad also project how the Pac-12 will finish and it's effect on the BCS, buy or sell Sun Devil Stocks and examine the psyche of a fan before giving a full Colorado preview. Also, do not miss some exciting info on how you can get the upcoming ASU "Shirt of the Week".

Direct download: Episode_10_-_Kyle_Caldwell.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:11am PDT

Episode 9 - Oregon Ducks Recap and Midterm Grades

The Arizona State Sun Devils may have Week 8 off, but not Speak of the Devils! Joe and Brad are here to give you a full and in-depth breakdown of the Devils' loss to the Ducks and what it all means in the grand scheme of the 2011 season.  After another buy or sell session with the Sun Devil Stock Report, class is in session as the guys hand out their Bye Week Report Cards.  See who made the grade and who is in dire need of extra credit.

Direct download: Episode_9_-_Oregon_Recap_and_Midseason_Grades.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:43am PDT

Episode 8 Part II - ASU vs. Oregon Preview

Will this Saturday be a preview of the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game in December?  It very well could be, as #18 Arizona State heads up to Eugene to battle #9 Oregon.  Brad and Joe have everything you need to know about a game so important, ESPN's College GameDay will be on-site.  In addition to an in-depth breakdown and scouting report, this episode features a chat with Chris Courtney of eDuck.com, who provides a behind-enemy-lines look at the explosive Ducks.  Listen in an learn how the Sun Devils can pull off the upset victory.

Direct download: Episode_8_Part_II_-_ASU_vs_Oregon.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:29pm PDT

Episode 8 Part I - Juan Roque

The biggest game of the season calls for one of the biggest legends in ASU's storied history.  In Part I, Joe and Brad catch up with ASU All-American and Hall of Famer Juan Roque.  The three Devils cover a wide range of topics including the Utah win, the struggles of the offensive line and the firing of Mike Stoops before the main event - breaking down how Arizona State can upset the Oregon Ducks this Saturday. This is a must listen for all members of Sun Devil Nation.

Direct download: Episode_8_Part_I_-_Juan_Roque.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:32pm PDT

Episode 7 - Doug Haller and Utah Preview

Coming off a messy but ultimately successful win, the Arizona State Sun Devils hit the road for their most important game of the season as they battle the Utah Utes. After fully recapping ASU's win over the Oregon State Beavers, Brad and Joe interview the Arizona Republic's outstanding ASU beat writer, Doug Haller, to breakdown the OSU game and preview what lies ahead.  The Sun Devil Stock Report returns to examine how the other Pac-12 teams are faring, the Pac-12 Fantasy Football Challenge debuts and we answer fan questions before a full and comprehensive breakdown of what to expect from Saturday's ASU vs Utah battle.

Direct download: Episode_7_-_Doug_Haller_and_Utah_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:48am PDT

Episode 6 Part II - USC Breakdown, Sun Devil Stocks and OSU Scouting Report

After a great Part I of this episode that featured an in-depth interview with the legendary Tim Healey, Part II is here to get your ready for this Saturday.  First, Joe and Brad breakdown the Sun Devils' epic win over USC and hand out their weekly game ball awards. An excellent Sun Devil Stock Report examines the Pac-12 coaching situation before they go in-depth in previewing this Saturday's home game against the Oregon State Beavers.

Direct download: Episode_6_Part_2_-_USC_Breakdown.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

Episode 6 Part I - In-Depth Chat with Tim Healey

After a historic win over the USC Trojans, this Speak of the Devils episode was so jam packed we had to split it into two parts. In Part I, Joe and Brad have an in-depth discussion with the iconic "Voice of the Sun Devils" Tim Healey.  Tim reflects upon the now-ended USC winning streak, his analysis of Brock Osweiler and what the win means for the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 South title hunt.  He also examines ASU's next opponent Oregon State and dishes on his top moments during his time as the play-by-play man for Sun Devil sports and his favorite destinations among the other conference teams. Plus, find out where to get an awesome deviled egg while in Corvallis.

Direct download: Episode_6_Part_I_-_Tim_Healey.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:58pm PDT

Episode 5 - Illinois Recap, USC Preview and Sun Devil Stocks

For the first time in show history, Speak of the Devils has to discuss an Arizona State loss.  Joe and Brad analyze the non-conference road defeat and then buy or sell in the debut of the Sun Devil Stock segment, sure to be a fan favorite.  The attention then shifts to previewing the huge showdown with the USC Trojans.  Can ASU finally break an 11-year streak of futility?  Yes, if they follow the blueprint outlined by Speak of the Devils.

Direct download: Episode_5_-_USC_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:55am PDT

Episode 4 - Mizzou Recap, Hod Rabino and Illinois Preview

The biggest win for Arizona State in four years warrants the biggest Speak of the Devils episode to date.  Joe and Brad breakdown the Sun Devils' thrilling 37-30 overtime win and then talk with Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for his expert take on ASU's recruiting present and future.  Then we take a detailed look at Saturday's key road game against Illinois and identify the key match-ups and what ASU must do to move to 3-0.  Plus, if you are heading to Champaign to support your Devils, we have all the info you need.

Note: since the recording, the Sun Devil Club had to cancel their viewing party event that we discuss on the show due to contractual difficulties with the Big Ten Network.

Direct download: Episode_4_-_Mizzou_Win_and_Illinois_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 2:43am PDT

Episode 3 - John Anderson, Doug Haller and a Blackout Preview

The Devils' first big test of the season calls for a jam-packed show, and Speak of the Devils delivers. We recap the UC Davis win and then talk with John Anderson, anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter to get an in-depth look at the Missouri Tigers.  Not only that, we also discuss Friday's game with the outstanding ASU beat writer for The Arizona Republic Doug Haller.  We breakdown the key matchups and keys for a Sun Devil victory and throw in some expert tailgating tips for good measure.  A can't miss show.

Direct download: Episode_3_-_Blackout.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:19am PDT

Speak of the Devils now on iTunes

The time has come.  Your favorite Arizona State football podcast is now on iTunes.

Head on over to iTunes now and subscribe to "Speak of the Devils".  It's free, and it is the easiest and quickest way to get new episodes.  Leaving a 5-star review also would be appreciated and would certainly help secure a Sun Devil victory.

While you're at it, follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Category:News -- posted at: 5:24pm PDT

Episode 2 - Tim Healey and UC Davis Preview

The kickoff of the 2011 season is just a few days away and who better to talk to than "The Voice of Sun Devil Athletics" Tim Healey.  The legendary broadcaster joins the show and outlines how ASU can reach their lofty expectations and what to look for in the season opener. In the popular "Devil's Advocate" segment, Joe and Brad discuss ASU's self-inflicted wounds over the years and how to fix them. They also preview the defense and special teams before breaking down the season opener against UC Davis.  As an exclusive bonus, tailgater master Joe provides tips that are guaranteed to make gameday a success off the field. 

Direct download: Episode_2_-_Tim_Healey.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 2:37pm PDT

Episode 1 - Juan Roque and Offensive Preview

The long anticipated first episode is here and it delivers.  If you're looking for IN-DEPTH coverage of your Sun Devils, this is the show for you.  In the debut, Joe and Brad discuss the rocky off-season ASU has faced, the pressure of expectations and preview the potentially great offense.  Joe also gives listeners a comprehensive recruiting update before the main event - a discussion with ASU legend, Hall of Famer and All-American tackle of the fabled 1996 Pac-10 champion team, Juan Roque.  Sit back and enjoy the show, Sun Devil Nation.

Direct download: Episode_1_-_Juan_Roque.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:46am PDT

Speak of the Devils Coming Soon.  Very Soon.

The wait is almost over.

The podcast ASU fans have been waiting for their entire lives is just a few days away.  Joe Healey and Brad Denny will bring you the premier source for in-depth analysis and interviews with those that matter most to the Sun Devils.

We've got some great guests lined up that will prove that this show was worth the wait.

In the mean time, Like the show on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Category:News -- posted at: 6:44pm PDT



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