Mon, 23 December 2013
Happy Holidays from Speak of the Devils. Prepare your ears for the glorious gift of a new episode.
We get you ready for Arizona State's big Holiday Bowl showdown with the Texas Tech Red Raiders with an in-depth preview.
To kick things off, we are joined by Texas Tech insider Jarret Johnson of RaiderPower.com, who gives us a detailed look at the Red Raiders, from the high powered passing attack to the struggling defense and everything in between.
Next up, we talk to ASU defensive coordinator Paul Randolph to get his take on how the Sun Devils will look to slow down the Red Raiders, which players have impressed him the most this year, and whether he expects Carl Bradford back.
We conclude with our detailed preview of the game, including the critical match-ups and the keys to a Sun Devil victory.
Wed, 18 December 2013
The Sun Devils won't take the field until December 30th, but the action has still been hot and heavy, resulting in a new can't-miss episode of Speak of the Devils.
First off, we recap some of the big news and notes from the previous week, including a quartet of Sun Devils who won't be returning in 2014.
With so much recruiting activity (including some happening during the show), there's no better guest that DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino. He breaks down the crazy string of #Booms over the last week, what it all means, and what to expect between now and National Letter of Intent Day.
Next up is the return of an old fan favorite: Buy or Sell. Brad fires five Sun Devil hot topics at Joe to get his expert take on the near-term future of ASU football.
We then welcome in a special guest. Spencer Hall, the popular national college football voice from SB Nation and EveryDayShouldBeSaturday.com joins the show to give his thoughts on ASU, as well as some of the major talking points around the game.
Direct download: Episode_83_-_Recruiting_Update_and_Spencer_Hall.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:25pm PST
Tue, 3 December 2013
Sixty minutes. That's all that separates ASU from the Rose Bowl.
For the biggest ASU game since...well, the last Rose Bowl, we bring you the biggest episode to date.
We begin by recapping the Sun Devils dominating victory over Arizona that kept the Territorial Cup in Tempe for another year, and get the weekly #StandoutStar picks.
In our weekly "Know Your Enemy" segment, we welcome back Jack Blanchat of RuleOfTree.com to give us an insider preview of the Stanford Cardinal.
With the Devils on the brink of the Grandaddy of them all, we bring in two guys who know what it takes to lead ASU there: JAKE PLUMMER and JUAN ROQUE. The heroes of the 1997 Rose Bowl team share their insight in what it takes to get there, and what ASU must do to get back.
Stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the audio from Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Direct download: Episode_82_-_ASU_vs_Stanford_Preview_with_Jake_Plummer.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:39am PST
Tue, 26 November 2013
We are the champions, my friends.
Arizona State returns home to face their hated rivals after having claimed the Pac-12 South championship last week, so there is much to discuss in this new episode.
Brad Denny and Joe Healey kick off the show with a detailed recap of ASU's historic victory over UCLA to secure the division crown. As usual, we are joined by Becca Winn of DevilsDigest.com to get the #StandoutStar picks.
Then it's time to focus on the Territorial Cup.
First up is Shane Dale, author of Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert. He provides insight into the rivalry and the history that no one else can provide. Next up is Adam Green of ArizonaSports.com to give an insider's look at the Wildcats.
Then it's our in-depth preview of Saturday's game, complete with the keys to victory, critical match ups and more. Stay tuned after the Song of the Week to hear the entirity of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Tue, 19 November 2013
It's what we've been waiting for all season long.
This week, ASU will battle UCLA in Pasadena with the chance to clinch the first Pac-12 South division championship in Sun Devil history.
We begin this week's show with a detailed review of the big win over Oregon State, and are then joined by DevilsDigest's own Becca Winn to award the #StandoutStar honors.
Then we bring in one of the most respected names in college football to help preview this Saturday's huge game: Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Network. He give his expert take on how the team's match up and what ASU needs to do to clinch. We conclude with our patented preview of the game. All told, you can't afford to miss this.
Tue, 12 November 2013
A win is a win, ASU remains in the Pac-12 South driver's seat, and we bring you a jam-packed new episode.
We kick things off in a major way, as 2014 QB commit Manny Wilkins joins the show for an in-depth chat. The talented prospect discusses why staying true to ASU is so important, how he's become an ace recruiter for the Sun Devils, and then answers several listener questions.
Brad and Joe then review ASU's dramatic comeback win over Utah, and DevilsDigest.com's Becca Winn provides her weekly picks for #StandoutStar.
To preview Saturday's game against the Beavers, we talk to OSU insider Andy Wooldridge of BuildingTheDam.com before our detailed breakdown of the game. Be sure to stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Sun, 10 November 2013
Here for your listening pleasure is the live recording of country star Ryan Bexley's (AKA former ASU tight end Ryan Skorupka) new single "It Felt Good", performed for us in studio during Episode 78.
Tue, 5 November 2013
With the headlines still fresh, prepare for the biggest Speak of the Devils yet.
Brad and Joe are joined IN STUDIO by former ASU tight end Ryan Skorupka, who country music fans will know as budding superstar Ryan Bexley. He helps the boys break down the big road win over Washington State, with an assist from DevilsDigest.com's Becaa Winn and her #StandoutStars.
We then discuss Skorupka's transition from the gridiron to the stage, and what's next for him as he conquers the music industry.
ASU linebacker Carl Bradford then joins the show to break down the defense's recent domination. The trio of hosts then break down the big news of the week, the departure of AD Steve Patterson and what the next steps for ASU should be.
We then dig deep with our detailed game preview, featuring a visit from Utah Utes insider Brian Swinney. Can ASU make it four in a row? We'll tell you how they can do it.
We conclude with a fantastic acoustic performance of one of Ryan's new songs of his upcoming album. It's so good, you'll listen to it on repeat. Stay tuned after the song for the entire audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Tue, 29 October 2013
Sun Devil football is back, and not a moment too soon.
Speak of the Devils delivers a jam packed preview episode that you don't want to miss.
We kickoff with a visit from Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com. Hod breaks down the very active week ASU had on the recruiting trail, snagging three big time commitments.
Then we're joined by Sun Devil running back Deantre Lewis, who discusses his highlight reel plays this year, his role, and whether he can start next year.
Michael Preson of CougCenter.com stops by to give us an insider's look at the Washington State Cougars, and what they will bring to the field this week.
We conclude with our in-depth and detailed preview of Halloween's big game. Be sure to stay tuned after the Song of the Week for the full audio of Todd Graham's weekly press conference.
Wed, 23 October 2013
Sun Devil Nation is riding high into the bye.
Coming off the thrashing of No. 20 Washington, ASU is healing up and preparing for their Halloween clash against Washington State. We at Speak of the Devils aren't taking the week off either, and we bring you a terrific episode.
We are joined in studio by Byron Kline and Becca Winn, two of the most respected ASU media voices and personalities. The DevilsDigest.com duo join Brad Denny and Joe Healey to break down the sensational win over Washington before the show's main event.
The group names their picks for the best, worst, and everything between, and debates the best of the rest for the season's first seven games. We finish with our picks for how the homestretch will play out.