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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT





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