Tue, 6 October 2015
Welcome back, Sun Devils!
ASU went to the Rose Bowl and saved their season with a huge win over No. 7 UCLA, so we have much to discuss on Speak of the Devils.
Brad and Joe begin with a detailed dive into how the Sun Devils were able to put together a complete game in toppling the Bruins. What worked, what didn't, and more importantly, they discuss how it can continue.
Next up is the Sun Devil Stock Report. Is Berco back? Are the Sun Devils legitimate contenders? Is Demario Richard the Pac-12's best all-around back?
We then get you ready for the Blackout game against Colorado with our in-depth preview. You won't find a better way to spend 80 minutes than with us.
Tue, 29 September 2015
The battle against USC did not go how anyone had hoped, but there's still plenty of football left to play.
We start off with an examination of what went wrong for the Sun Devils against the Trojans, and what ASU must do in order to fix it. We're then joined by ASU legend and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Derek Hagan, who has plenty to say about the direction of his former team.
After an insightful Sun Devil Stock Report, we go behind enemy lines with Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register to get an insider's look at UCLA. We finish up by taken a straightforward preview of how ASU can turn their season around in the Rose Bowl.
Tue, 22 September 2015
Now it gets real.
Pac-12 play is here and the Trojans are coming to town.
We begin by breaking down the Sun Devils' win over New Mexico. Was their second-half surge a sign of things to come?
Next up is a chat with ASU wide receiver Gary Chambers, who tells us how the offense is working to improve as they enter conference play. Then it's time to "Buy or Sell?". What's the biggest issue with the offense? Is the Pac-12 elite? How many conference wins can we expect? We have answers.
Sun Devil linebacker Laiu Moeakiola stops by to tells us about the Sun Devils' surging defense before we talk with Heisman Trophy winner and Pac-12 Networks analyst Matt Leinart to get the inside scoop on the Trojans and his thoughts on Saturday's game.
We wrap up with an in-depth preview of ASU's massive Maroon Monsoon clash against USC, and give our differing predictions.
Tue, 15 September 2015
It is an uneasy time for Sun Devil Nation. A tough loss and an ugly win have ASU fans worried, so we're here to break it all down and find out what it all means.
Is this a contender working out the kinks, or is this signs of impending doom? Brad and Joe having differing opinions, and they get candid in laying out what they've seen and what they think it means.
We're also joined by ASU wide receiver Tim White, coming off a breakout game, and cornerback Lloyd Carrington to give us a read on what's going on with the defense.
We then look ahead to this Friday's matchup against New Mexico. First up, we talk to Lobo play-by-play man Robert Portnoy for an insider's view of UNM. We finish up with our preview of the key points for the Sun Devils to get a win.
Tue, 8 September 2015
ASU's season opener against Texas A&M did not go how anyone had hoped. To review the good, the bad, and the mostly ugly, Speak of the Devils brings in two Sun Devil insiders for a candid and in-depth roundtable talk.
We are joined in-studio by Hod Rabino and Nick Krueger of DevilsDigest.com as we first tackle the headlines. How long will Kalen Ballage be out? What impact will his absence have on the team?
Then, we dissect the loss to the Aggies. What could have been done differently? What should ASU have done? What does it mean for the rest of the year? We break it down.
We wrap up with a preview of ASU's home opener against Cal Poly, and what the Sun Devils must do to right the ship.
Direct download: Episode_122_-_Aggie_Aftermath_and_Cal_Poly_Preview.mp3
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Tue, 18 August 2015
The season is here, and Speak of the Devils brings you the biggest preview lineup you will find anywhere to get you prepared.
We start off by talking with ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis. He breaks down ASU's chances, the Pac-12 race, and his playoff picks. Next up is ASU wide receiver D.J. Foster, who breaks down just what to expect from the Sun Devil offense.
Brad and Joe then provide their predictions for the year, from wins and losses, stat leaders, and more, they cover it all.
We then chat with a pair of Sun Devil starters who are returning to their home state with victory on their mind: right tackle Billy McGehee and linebacker Christian Sam.
Then we go behind enemy lines. Mark Passwaters of AggieYell.com gives us an insider's look at what Texas A&M will bring on Saturday.
Finally, we provide our in-depth preview of the season opener. Do Brad and Joe foresee a Sun Devil win?
Sun, 9 August 2015
The Sun Devils are back on the field, and we hit you hard with a stellar, must-listen episode.
We were live at ASU's annual Media Day, and like we do every year, we brought home an unmatched lineup of guests.
Brad sat down with many of the most important and influential members of the Sun Devil program. In this episode, he goes in-depth with:
- Head coach Todd Graham
- QB Mike Bercovici & offensive coordinator Mike Norvell
- WR D.J. Foster
- S Jordan Simone
- RBs Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage
- CB Lloyd Carrington
- C Nick Kelly
- WR Devin Lucien
Sit back, relax, and get your Sun Devil fix or two.
Mon, 3 August 2015
FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE.
ASU opens fall camp this week, and you better believe Speak of the Devils gets you ready like only we can.
After getting you caught up on the latest news (uniforms!), we dive into an in-depth look at the key storylines and position battles on the Sun Devil offense. We cap that with a sit down interview with dynamic running De'Chavon "Gump" Hayes.
Next up, we examine the defense and the special teams, before we are joined by "The Voice of the Sun Devils" Tim Healey to get his thoughts on what to keep an eye on during camp.
Mon, 20 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.
Tue, 14 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.