Tue, 24 February 2015
Never fear, Speak of the Devils is here to help you through the offseason blues. Episode 114 brings you a quartet of insightful interviews you can't miss.
With Signing Day behind us, we bring in Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins to provide a large-scale look at how ASU's recruiting efforts stacks up nationally. He gives his picks for the top gems and sleepers of the class, and then gives us a look ahead at 2016's top recruits.
Next up, we're joined by one of those gems, DT Joseph Wicker. The 4-star prospect tells us why he picked ASU and what he'll bring to the field.
We're then joined by quarterback Taylor Kelly. He discusses his Sun Devil career, how he's preparing for the NFL, the ups and downs of his senior season, and the "QB controversy".
Finally, we talk to former ASU RB Deantre Lewis. He reflects upon his career, opens up on why he decided to abruptly leave the team prior to the Sun Bowl, and lays out how he wants Sun Devil fans to remember him.
Thu, 5 February 2015
The Boom Bus is officially loaded up. National Signing Day has come and gone, and Speak of the Devils is back with as in-depth a review as you will find.
We begin with an insider's look at the drama, twists and turns, and success of the class with Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com.
Next up, we break down the new Sun Devils on offense, including the top signings, sleepers, and the ones that got away. We then are joined by new quarterback Brady White and running back Jaason Lewis to get their thoughts on the biggest day of their lives, and what they will look to do at ASU.
Then we head over to defense. ASU picked up some major new talent on that side of the ball, and we go player-by-player in evaluating the new guys who will put the D in Devils. We cap the segment with visits from new defensive lineman Jalen Bates and linebacker Khaylan Thomas.
Wed, 28 January 2015
Tick tock, tick tock. National Signing Day is almost here.
Speak of the Devils is back with an in-depth preview show to bring you everything you need to know for Feb. 4.
We begin with a review of the current 19 commitments of the 2015 class. Where is the class strongest? Weakest? Who may jump ship?
Then we welcome back quarterback Manny Wilkins a prized recruit a year ago, and one of the program's top ambassadors. He breaks down his first year, what he learned from Taylor Kelly and Mike Bercovici, and how ASU is a building a dynasty.
Next up is DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino. He gives us an insider's look at the current state of the class, who are the key targets, and what to watch for as NLI Day nears.
We conclude with a thorough look at the remaining Sun Devil targets, how they could fit, and offer our predictions as to whether they will wear maroon and gold next week.
Wed, 24 December 2014
Tis the season for #BOOMs and bowl games.
The final Speak of the Devils of the 2014 season kickoffs off with some of the big news items around the program, from departures to arrivals to new uniforms.
We’re then joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to get us caught up on all the action on the recruiting trail, including the new 5-star linebacker ASU landed on Tuesday.
Then we are joined by a trio of big name Sun Devils. D.J. Foster recaps his All-Pac-12 year, Damarious Randall discusses his outstanding career, and Mike Bercovici breaks down the quarterback controversy and how he’ll handle being The Man.
We cap it off with our in-depth preview of the Sun Bowl battle against the Duke Blue Devils.
Tue, 9 December 2014
Grab your tux, it's time to walk the red carpet.
The regular season is over, but there is plenty to discuss. We are joined in-studio by Byron Kline and Becca Winn of DevilsDigest.com for all the fun.
It kicks off with a frank discussion of ASU's disappointing loss against Arizona, whether that prevented a "successful year", and if the quarterback switch was correct. We also take an early look at the Sun Bowl match-up against Duke.
Next up, we chat with former Sun Devil and current Arizona Cardinal running back Marion Grice. We get his thoughts on his rookie year, scoring his first NFL touchdown, D.J. Foster's potential, and the future of Sun Devil football.
Then, we hand out the hardware. From the MVPs, to the most improved, to the best and worst moments and plays, we recognize them all.
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Tue, 25 November 2014
hAte Week is here!
After we get you caught up on the news, Brad and Joe review the comeback win over Washington State, and what it all means.
Then we go deep behind enemy lines. First up is an in-depth chat with U of A athletic director Greg Byrne, who gives us a top-level perspective on what ASU's archnemesis is up to now and in the future.
Next up, it's time to preview the Territorial Cup showdown. We bring in Adam Green of ArizonaSports.com to get an insider's view of the Wildcats and what they'll bring to Friday's battle. We wrap up with our in-depth game preview, examining the big match ups, keys to victory, and predictions.
Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Wed, 19 November 2014
A stunning loss has dealt a blow but ASU is still hot in pursuit of a Pac-12 title.
After getting you caught up on the latest Sun Devil news, including an injury update on Jaelen Strong, we break down what went wrong against Oregon State. Was it a trap game? Is Taylor Kelly a liability? We discuss.
Then we talk to three key Sun Devil players. Marcus Hardison and Jordan Simone give insight into the defense, while Kody Kohl discusses his view of Kelly and breaks down his touchdown against OSU.
We then welcome on "The Voice of the Sun Devils" Tim Healey, to get his unparalleled take on the team and how they'll look to rebound on Saturday.
Next up, we preview Saturday's big battle against Washington State. We go behind enemy lines with CougCenter.com's Michael Preston before breaking down the Cougs and the keys to a Sun Devil win.
Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio from Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Wed, 12 November 2014
One step closer.
The now sixth-ranked Sun Devils are coming off a big win over Notre Dame and looking ahead to a tough battle at Oregon State, so Speak of the Devils is here with another 5-star show.
After getting you caught up on all the top news updates, we review the huge weekend that was in recruiting before we bring in the most coveted of all Arizona prep stars: Christian Kirk. We discuss his official visit, why he thinks ASU's offense is a good fit, and when he'll much his decision.
We then break down the HUGE win over Notre Dame, including the good, the bad, and the lingering concerns.
Up next is a chat with ASU wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander. He tells us how good Jaelen Strong is, how Cam Smith has developed, and how the young receivers are coming along.
Then we welcome back Andy Wooldridge of BuildingTheDam.com to get an insider's look at Oregon State. Finally, we give our in-depth preview of Saturday's big game, including the top match-ups and the keys to victory.
Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Wed, 5 November 2014
The Sun Devils. The Fighting Irish. It's here.
We kick off this BIG TIME Speak of the Devils with a look at the top news around the program before our breakdown of ASU's thrilling overtime win over No. 18 Utah.
Next up, we chat with a trio of key players. Running back Demario Richard talks about his first career 100-yard game and going beast mode, and then we bring in the big boys, as defensive linemenMarcus Hardison and Mo Latu discuss the quick improvement of the defense.
After a recruiting update, we welcome back a true Sun Devil legend: Jake Plummer. The Snake give his expert thoughts on ASU's quarterback situation and Notre Dame before offering his exciting prediction.
We close with our in-depth preview of ASU vs. Notre Dame. From the big match-ups to the keys to victory, we cover it all.
Wed, 29 October 2014
Another win and another step closer. Speak of the Devils now gets you ready for the biggest game of the year.
We begin with a detailed wrap up of the rainy win over Washington. The good, the bad, and the new questions raised, we cover it all.
Next up, we bring the blitz! We talk with ASU linebacker Laiu Moeakiola and safety Jordan Simone about their standout play and how the defense has turned things around recently.
Then, get ready for the #BOOM. In this week's Recruiting Roundup, we chat with new Sun Devil commit, Davon Durant, the nation's top-rated junior college linebacker. We then welcome Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to break down the impact of the recent commitments.
Then it's time to preview the Utes. First, we get an insider's view of Utah from Patrick Kinahan, then Brad and Joe go in-depth to examine the critical players, match-ups, and keys to victory.
We close with a little something different. We debut "A Devil Down South" with Nate McWhortor, as he gives us his unique and country-fried look at the Devils, college football rankings, and the true origin story of Camp Fargo.