Sun, 24 August 2014
FOOTBALL IS BACK.
Arizona State kicks off the 2014 season this week when they host Weber State this Thursday, and Speak of the Devils gives you an in-depth preview.
We begin by checking out the movers and shakers on the Sun Devil depth chart and what last-minute changes you can expect. We then get the latest on the recruiting trail with some BIG news on top QB commit Brady White.
Next up is a series of interviews with key figures on the team. First up is WR Gary Chambers, who has held onto a starting role and looks for his first big action this Thursday. Then it is DT Jaxon Hood, who discusses his time away, how close he is to being ready, and his outlook for the opener. Finally, we chat with Devilbackers coach Paul Randolph to get an update on the three-way battle for the starting job.
We then go behind enemy lines with Weber State play-by-play man Carl Arky to get an insider preview on the Wildcats and what they will bring to Thursday's battle. Finally, we preview the game, the key things ASU must do, and give our predictions.
Wed, 20 August 2014
With just a few days until the season opener, Speak of the Devils gets you ready by bringing in the big guns.
We are joined in studio by two of the expert voices in Arizona State football, Hod Rabino and Byron Kline of DevilsDigest.com, for a in-depth and comprehensive roundtable discussion of all things Sun Devil football.
The fun gets started with everyone's favorite topic: the new uniforms. We give our take and the impact on the program and longtime fans before giving our thoughts on what we saw from the team at Camp T.
Next up, we break down the ASU offense position-by-position, highlighting the stars, examining the questions marks, and breaking down the battles. We then bring in ASU offensive coordinator Mike Norvell to get his take.
Then we turn to defense and special teams, and get the analysis of defensive coordinator/special teams coordinator Keith Patterson.
We then conclude with a detailed recruiting update from Mr. Rabino, including where the state's top uncommitted recruits currently rank ASU.
Sun, 10 August 2014
Fall camp is under way, but Speak of the Devils is already in midseason form.
Brad and Joe come to you live from ASU Media Day with a series of interviews and insight you simply will not find anywhere else.
We kick things off with the Coaches Grahams: Todd and Bo. The pair discuss their unique situation and how they manage to be father & son while also being head coach & assistant coach in major college football.
Next up, we get defensive with star safety Damarious Randall and safeties coach Chris Ball. The pair reflect on the rebuilding secondary and why it may be better than ever.
We then go deep with the dynamic receiving duo of Jaelen Strong and Eric Lauderdale. Can ASU strike juco gold again? We ask the pair about the struggles of coming in through juco, and how to make it big.
Finally, we hit the weights with Jamil Douglas and Christian Westerman. The studs from the trenches discuss their weightroom exploits and how that could translate into success on the field.
Wed, 6 August 2014
FOOTBALL IS BACK.
Arizona State has opened fall camp, and we open the books on Speak of the Devils' fourth season as the essential Sun Devil podcast in a huge way.
Brad and Joe give their takes on the first week of fall camp, which includes some dazzling newcomers and some position shuffling.
We then talk to ASU freshman phenom Kalen Ballage (56:56). The running back talks about his role, the fan hype, and that epic Vine video.
Next up is ESPN senior writer Ivan Maisel (1:01:35). One of the most respected voices in college football, Maisel gives us an in-depth look at how the nation sees this Sun Devil team.
We're then joined by another of ASU's highest-profile newcomers, defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood (1:12:00). Can he be the next Will Sutton? He gives us the answer.
We end the show with a great talk with SportsCenter anchor and ASU alum Matt Barrie (1:15:37). He gives us informed and insightful opinions on the present and future of ASU football...plus, how national media can stop confusing ASU and UofA.