Tue, 21 July 2015
It's getting closer.
As the new season nears, we once again kick off another year of Speak of the Devils by bringing in some of the biggest names in college football coverage to get a national outlook of the Sun Devils.
But first, we catch you up on the latest ASU news before we welcome in Ralph Amsden of ASUDevils.com. One of the most dialed-in recruiting reporters anywhere, Ralph dishes on the latest from the recruiting trail.
Next up, Brad and Joe review where the preseason rankings are placing ASU, and which Sun Devils are getting some national love.
We then welcome back to the show SportsCenter anchor and host of ESPN Radio's College GameDay (and ASU alum) Matt Barrie. He gives us an expert take on where ASU sits nationally, and how the Pac-12 battle is shaping up
Finally, we are joined by one of the premier voices in the sport: Phil Steele. The legendary writer explains what he likes about ASU, how they stack up in the South, and why a playoff run could be in the cards.
Wed, 15 July 2015
1996. Need we say more?
It's the most celebrated team in Arizona State history. The Pac-10 champions came within seconds of taking home the national championship, and in the process, created countless memories and captured out hearts.
We celebrate this legendary team by talking with TWELVE of the most key players from that year. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this unprecedented look back at that magical year. Note the time index below for each player should you feel the need to skip ahead
[Before you start, make sure to check out our 1996 Season Primer for the details of glory]
Keith Poole (3:47): One of the top pass catchers in ASU history, he capped off the regular season with an iconic pose.
J.R. Redmond (15:47): A true freshman in 1996, Redmond's authored one of the marquee moments of the year in the win over UCLA.
Damien Richardson (43:08): The hard-hitting safety was a key difference maker on the defense.
Kyle Murphy (1:00:06): One of the most decorated lineman in program history, Murphy helped pave the way for the powerful Devil offense.
Terry Battle (1:22:04): Stepping in for Michael Martin, Battle ran for over 1,000 yards and scored 20 touchdowns.
Jeremy Staat (1:33:09): Before winning Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year & serving in the Marines, Staat helped man the defensive line in 1996.
Jeff Paulk (1:42:38): A bruising fullback, "Jurassic" Paulk cleared the way for the run game and became a fan favorite.
Grey Ruegamer (1:56:30): The young stud on the offensive line, Ruegamer locked down the right side of the offensive line.
Juan Roque (2:06:37): A consensus All-American tackle, no one bleeds more maroon and gold than Roque.
Derek Smith (2:25:11): The linebacker was a quiet assassin on the field and gave a dominating presence in the middle.
Derrick Rodgers (2:41:09): The defensive end made his one year at ASU count in the biggest way, becoming a non-stop sack machine.
Jake Plummer (3:03:34): "The Snake" remains arguably the most popular player in franchise history for his heroic efforts on the field.
Wed, 15 July 2015
Before you dive into our amazing 1996 Sun Devil team reunion show, featuring 12 legendary Sun Devil players, you need a refresher.
Sit back and let Joe Healey take you on a trip back in time to 1996, when gas was cheaper, everyone was doing the Macarena, and ASU was the Pac-10 champions.
Tue, 31 March 2015
Spring football is in full swing, so we line up with some All-American guests to break it all down.
We are joined in-studio by two of the most dialed in reporters covering Sun Devil football: Byron Kline and Adam Stites of DevilsDigest.com.
The four of us take an in-depth look at the top performers, most intense position battle, growing concerns, and more on both sides of the ball.
To cap off the fun, we talk with ASU running back Kalen Ballage, who is in the midst of a terrific spring.
Tue, 17 March 2015
Spring is in the air and football is back.
We kick off the show with a look at the big news surrounding Davon Durant's arrest, what it means for the team, and how it will impact the team.
Next up is a visit from Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com. He gives his insider's take on spring ball, provides an update from the recruiting trail, and whether an ASU head coach is in danger.
Then we examine how some Sun Devils did at the recent NFL Scouting Combine and ASU Pro Day, and we hear from Jaelen Strong, Damarious Randall, Jamil Douglas, and Taylor Kelly as they discuss their journey to Sunday.
We cap off the fun with a breakdown of the top offensive and defensive storylines to watch over the next month during ASU's 15 spring practices.
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.
Direct download: Episode_110_-_2014_Speak_of_the_Devils_Award_Show.mp3
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