Tue, 27 September 2016
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.
Tue, 20 September 2016
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?
Tue, 20 September 2016
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.
Tue, 13 September 2016
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.
Tue, 6 September 2016
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.
Sun, 28 August 2016
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.
Mon, 22 August 2016
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.
Sat, 13 August 2016
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
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Tue, 9 August 2016
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.
Mon, 1 August 2016
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.