Thu, 6 February 2014
National Signing Day 2014 has come, and Speak of the Devils has a comprehensive review all signed, sealed and delivered to you.
Brad Denny and Joe Healey break down Arizona State's entire 2014 class, providing a detailed look at each of the players, what they bring to the team, and what to expect in 2014 and beyond.
This wouldn't be Speak of the Devils without taking it to the next level...so we do. We bring you in-depth interviews with FIVE of the newest Sun Devils: quarterback Manny Wilkins, running back Demario Richard, offensive lineman Sam Jones, defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey, and linebacker D.J. Calhoun.
That's big time.
To cap it off, we're joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to give us a behind-the-scenes look at how this impressive class of Sun Devils came together, and how some pieces almost didn't.
Thu, 30 January 2014
Can you feel it?
Of course you can. National Signing Day 2014 is nigh.
Not even the evil machinations of SkyNet can keep Speak of the Devils from bringing you a big time preview (and by that we mean, our original episode was tragically deleted by Brad's laptop during editing, forcing this awesome Plan B).
First up, we talk with ASU safety Marcus Ball. The dynamic redshirt freshman opens up about what he learned while battling injury, how he's recovering, and why ASU fans should be excited about his return in 2014.
Then it's the main event. Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com stops by to bring an unparalleled insider's take on where ASU stands now, and most importantly, what could happen in the coming days leading up to NLI Day.
Direct download: Episode_86_-_Signing_Day_Preview_and_Marcus_Ball.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 2:50 AM
Fri, 17 January 2014
Golden Globes? Pass.
The Oscars? No thanks.
The 3rd Annual Speak of the Devils Year End Awards Show Spectacular? Yes, please. Twice.
With the season behind us, we now turn to the year that was, and bestowing our honors for the best...and disdain for the worst.
Brad Denny and Joe Healey are joined in-studio by two experts on Sun Devil football: Ross Dunham and Becca Winn, both of DevilsDigest.com.
The group hands out awards ranging from some annual favorites to some offbeat titles, and ends with a look ahead to why ASU fans should be hopeful in the future. Plus, plenty of tangents along the way...and one incredible story examining the limits of human perseverance.
Tue, 24 December 2013
Happy Holidays from Speak of the Devils. Prepare your ears for the glorious gift of a new episode.
We get you ready for Arizona State's big Holiday Bowl showdown with the Texas Tech Red Raiders with an in-depth preview.
To kick things off, we are joined by Texas Tech insider Jarret Johnson of RaiderPower.com, who gives us a detailed look at the Red Raiders, from the high powered passing attack to the struggling defense and everything in between.
Next up, we talk to ASU defensive coordinator Paul Randolph to get his take on how the Sun Devils will look to slow down the Red Raiders, which players have impressed him the most this year, and whether he expects Carl Bradford back.
We conclude with our detailed preview of the game, including the critical match-ups and the keys to a Sun Devil victory.
Thu, 19 December 2013
The Sun Devils won't take the field until December 30th, but the action has still been hot and heavy, resulting in a new can't-miss episode of Speak of the Devils.
First off, we recap some of the big news and notes from the previous week, including a quartet of Sun Devils who won't be returning in 2014.
With so much recruiting activity (including some happening during the show), there's no better guest that DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino. He breaks down the crazy string of #Booms over the last week, what it all means, and what to expect between now and National Letter of Intent Day.
Next up is the return of an old fan favorite: Buy or Sell. Brad fires five Sun Devil hot topics at Joe to get his expert take on the near-term future of ASU football.
We then welcome in a special guest. Spencer Hall, the popular national college football voice from SB Nation and EveryDayShouldBeSaturday.com joins the show to give his thoughts on ASU, as well as some of the major talking points around the game.
Direct download: Episode_83_-_Recruiting_Update_and_Spencer_Hall.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:25 AM
Tue, 3 December 2013
Sixty minutes. That's all that separates ASU from the Rose Bowl.
For the biggest ASU game since...well, the last Rose Bowl, we bring you the biggest episode to date.
We begin by recapping the Sun Devils dominating victory over Arizona that kept the Territorial Cup in Tempe for another year, and get the weekly #StandoutStar picks.
In our weekly "Know Your Enemy" segment, we welcome back Jack Blanchat of RuleOfTree.com to give us an insider preview of the Stanford Cardinal.
With the Devils on the brink of the Grandaddy of them all, we bring in two guys who know what it takes to lead ASU there: JAKE PLUMMER and JUAN ROQUE. The heroes of the 1997 Rose Bowl team share their insight in what it takes to get there, and what ASU must do to get back.
Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the audio from Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Direct download: Episode_82_-_ASU_vs_Stanford_Preview_with_Jake_Plummer.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:39 PM
Wed, 27 November 2013
We are the champions, my friends.
Arizona State returns home to face their hated rivals after having claimed the Pac-12 South championship last week, so there is much to discuss in this new episode.
Brad Denny and Joe Healey kick off the show with a detailed recap of ASU's historic victory over UCLA to secure the division crown. As usual, we are joined by Becca Winn of DevilsDigest.com to get the #StandoutStar picks.
Then it's time to focus on the Territorial Cup.
First up is Shane Dale, author of Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert. He provides insight into the rivalry and the history that no one else can provide. Next up is Adam Green of ArizonaSports.com to give an insider's look at the Wildcats.
Then it's our in-depth preview of Saturday's game, complete with the keys to victory, critical match ups and more. Stay tuned after the Song of the Week to hear the entirity of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Wed, 20 November 2013
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.
Wed, 13 November 2013
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.
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.
Sun, 10 November 2013
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.