Tue, 14 October 2014
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.
Thu, 9 October 2014
#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.
Wed, 1 October 2014
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.
Mon, 22 September 2014
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.
Wed, 10 September 2014
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.
Wed, 3 September 2014
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.
Mon, 25 August 2014
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.
Wed, 20 August 2014
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.
Mon, 11 August 2014
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.
Wed, 6 August 2014
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.