Control your destiny.

After a look at the news (4:01), we review ASU's win over No. 16 Utah and what it means going forward (10:55).

Next up, we talk with Pac-12 Network analyst Yogi Roth about ASU's surge, the match up with UCLA, and the mess in the South (34:41).

Then we go behind enemy lines with UCLA insider Rick Kimbrel of BruinBlitz.com (48:05) before our in-depth preview and game predictions (1:11:58).

Direct download: Episode_209_-_ASU_vs_UCLA_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:16pm PST

Now that's more like it.

After a look at the news and a major new commit (6:47), we talk 'backers & recruiting with ASU linebackers coach and recruiting director Antonio Pierce (24:12)

We then review ASU's thrilling 38-35 win over USC and how it impacts the team moving forward (33:36).

We then look head to the key Pac-12 South battle against Utah with Utes insider Patrick Kinahan (1:00:22) before finishing up with our in-depth preview and predictions (1:23:21).

Direct download: Episode_208_-_ASU_vs_Utah_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:53am PST

After a look at the news (3:08), we look back at ASU's disappointing loss to Stanford and evaluate what it means moving forward (8:25). We then talk with former ASU QB Mike Bercovici to get his thoughts on the season, Jael Mary memories, and his signing by the Arizona Hotshots (35:00). Then we go behind Trojan lines with Joey Kaufman of The OC Register (51:03) before our game preview and predictions (1:05:09).

Direct download: Episode_207_-_ASU_vs_USC_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 2:59pm PST

Bye week's over. Let's play some football.

But first, we preview the upcoming ASU hoops season with analyst Kyle Dodd, who lets us know if the Devils will dance (5:54).

We then go behind enemy lines with Jacob Rayburn of CardinalSportsReport.com for an insider look at Stanford (19:02). Then it's time for our game preview, including our fearless predictions (35:20).

Direct download: Episode_206_-_ASU_vs_Stanford_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:48pm PST

We're halfway through the season. Let's talk about it.

ASU enters their bye week at 3-3, and plenty of questions hover over the program. So we're joined in studio by Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com to break down and analyze the key issues through six games, and what to expect down the stretch (22:01). 

But first, we talk with Sun Devil commit Connor Soelle (13:08) to discuss why he chose ASU, playing with his brother, and how you can send him to the Under Armour All-America game.

Direct download: Episode_205_-_ASU_Midseason_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:43pm PST

Eno's still running, folks.

After a look at the news, we break down Eno Benjamin's run over Oregon State and into the record books (5:27).

We're then joined by ASU running backs coach John Simon to discuss his star sophomore's run into the record books and what's up next (32:40).

Then we go behind enemy lines with Colorado insider Jeff Hauser of RalphieReport.com to break down the Buffaloes' undefeated start (39:37). We wrap up with our game preview and predictions (1:08:44).

Direct download: Episode_204_-_ASU_vs_Colorado_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:56pm PST

There's no place like home.

As the Sun Devils return home after a pair of tough losses, we breakdown what went wrong against Washington (7:53).

We then look ahead to the battle with the Beavers. Oregon State insider Mike Singer of BeaversEdge.com takes us inside the dam (29:29) before we preview the game and give our predictions (44:49). 

Direct download: Episode_203_-_ASU_vs_Oregon_State_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:21pm PST

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_Nebraska.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:43pm PST

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 PST

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)

Direct download: Episode_201_-_ASU_vs_SDSU_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:23am PST

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).

Direct download: Episode_200_-_ASU_vs_Michigan_State_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:23pm PST

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 PST

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 PST

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).

Direct download: Episode_197_-_ASU_Media_Day_2018.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 8:16pm PST

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).

Direct download: Episode_196_-_2018_Fall_Camp_Update.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 1:12am PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Chase_Lucas.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:52pm PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Herm_Edwards.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 8:40pm PST

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.

Direct download: SItdown_Series_-_Kevin_Mawae.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 8:20pm PST

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.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Manny_Wilkins.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:33pm PST

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.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Frank_Darby.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:15pm PST

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.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Ray_Anderson.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:07pm PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Jean_Boyd.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:20pm PST

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.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Demario_Richard.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:17am PST

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 PST

It's the day every fax machine dreams of: National Signing Day.

We kick things off with a player-by-player review of the newest crop of Sun Devils (5:50). Then we're joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for his insider analysis on the class, what went wrong and right, and what late additions may pop up in the coming weeks (50:43).

After a Sun Devil Stock Report (1:23:09), we talk with two of ASU's signees, running back Isaiah Floyd (1:34:18), and defensive back Cam Phillips (1:39:42).

We wrap up with Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com (1:45:45). He'll provide his expertise into ASU's local recruiting efforts, the names to watch in 2019, and what the end of junior college football in Maricopa County means for the future.

Direct download: Episode_188_-_Signing_Day_2018_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:20pm PST

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program. With Signing Day approaching, we get in-depth answers from the man coordinating Arizona State's efforts.

In this episode of the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series, I talk with Donnie Yantis, ASU's recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach. We cover his background as a top prep head coach, building up a college program from the ground up, ASU's recruiting tactics and strategy, rebuilding the pipeline to California, improving local recruiting, repairing relationships with local coaches, and much more.

Direct download: Sitdown_Series_-_Donnie_Yantis.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:55pm PST

The Sun Devil defense has had a rough few years, but with a new staff comes a new hope.

In this episode of the Speak of the Devils Sitdown Series, I talk with Danny Gonzales, Arizona State's new defensive coordinator. We cover a wide range of topics, from the details of his 3-3-5 scheme and how it fits ASU's personnel, paying his dues, how his staff is recruiting California and Arizona, his relationship with Rocky Long, the upcoming match up against his mentor, and much more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The #SpeakingVictory era is near its end.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let the #hAte flow.

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

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

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

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

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

"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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

#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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

"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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST



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