It's a late holiday gift with a new episode of Speak of the Devils.

We begin with a look at the news and a breakdown of the eight new Sun Devils signees who come in as midyear transfers.

We then chat with ASU running back Demario Richard and linebacker Christian Sam to get their thoughts on the season-to-date, the keys to a bowl win, and what they're doing to get ready for 2016.

Then it's on to our Cactus Bowl preview. Guest correspondent Tim Healey chats with ASU defensive coordinator Keith Patterson about the keys to slowing down the West Virginia attack, and we then talk with WVU insider Greg Madia about what to expect on Saturday. We wrap up with our detailed keys to the game.

Direct download: Episode_135_-_Cactus_Bowl_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm PST

It may be the bowl break, but there's no shortage to discuss on the new Speak of the Devils.

We open with a breakdown of the big story: Mike Norvell's departure to Memphis. We talk with insider Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com to find out what is going on during the search for a new offensive coordinator and who are the names to watch. 

How will Norvell's departure impact the future? Good point. We talk with ASU's talented freshmen quarterbacks Bryce Perkins and Brady White to get their reaction.

Then it's time to go bowling as we take an early look at ASU's Cactus Bowl date with West Virginia, before we check the stars and mostly snubs of the official All-Pac-12 teams.

Next up is a talk with wide receiver D.J. Foster. The senior shares his thoughts on Norvell's departure, what went right and wrong in 2015, and his favorite memories of his career.

We wrap up with our 5th Annual Speak of the Devils Awards Spectacular. See who took home the hardware—both good and bad—as Brad and Joe make their year-end picks.

Direct download: Episode_134_-_Season_Awards_and_OC_Search.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:28pm PST

The Territorial Cup is home!

Sun Devil Nation is riding high after the big win over Arizona, and we kick off the new Speak of the Devils with our look back at the action.

Next up, recruiting insider Ralph Amsden of Rivals sheds some light on how top recruit Byron Murphy's official visit has gone and if he will become the next #BOOM for ASU.

After a spirited Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by former ASU star Jaelen Strong. The current Houston Texan discusses his rookie year, his thoughts on UofA, and his favorite memories as a Sun Devil.

We wrap up with our detailed preview of ASU's battle with Cal. How can the Sun Devils cap off the regular season with a win? We'll tell you.

Direct download: Episode_133_-_ASU_vs_Cal_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:07am PST

It's here. Let the HATE flow.

After the latest news and bowl projections, we kickoff our Territorial Cup Week episode with a visit from Vince Marotta of Arizona Sports. The longtime broadcaster shares his thoughts on ASU's season and the battle with UofA on Saturday.

We then review the Sun Devils' big win over Washington before being joined by ASU CB Lloyd Carrington. The senior reflects on his nearly completed collegiate career and how "Hate" is the word of the day on Saturday. We then talk with Sun Devil WR Gary Chambers. The Valley native and senior playmaker discusses what the rivalry means to him, what legacy he wants to leave behind, and how the ASU offense will attack the 'Cats.

Next up is the Sun Devil Stock Report. What are we buying and selling around the program? 

Finally, we go behind enemy lines for Wildcat talk with Arizona Sports' Adam Green, then launch into our in-depth preview of the latest Duel in the Desert.

Direct download: Episode_132_-_Territorial_Cup_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:22pm PST

Another tough loss, but thankfully, there is another #BOOM Monday and a new Speak of the Devils to keep ASU fans sane.

We kick off this week's episode with a look at the Sun Devils' latest local recruiting win, as they locked down Chase Lucas of Chandler. We break down his commitment and take a look at who else may join him.

After a candid Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by Washington insider Corey Sullivan of TheDawgReport.com to get the latest on the Huskies. We cap off the episode with our in-depth preview of Saturday's big game and how ASU can get a Homecoming win.

Direct download: Episode_131_-_ASU_vs_Washington_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 9:21pm PST

After getting gut-punched by the Ducks, ASU gets back up with a #Boom.

The new Speak of the Devils opens on a 5-star note, as we talk to new Sun Devil commit N'Keal Harry. Arizona's top-ranked prep recruit explains why he chose ASU, what he'll bring to Tempe, and if any of his friends will join him. We then bring on Ralph Amsden to get his expert analysis on the Harry commitment as well as an inside look at ASU's chances with other top local prospects.

Next up, Brad and Joe each "Buy or Sell" some Sun Devil Stocks on the most pressing issues surrounding the program and take a look back at the triple-overtime loss to Oregon.

We finish up with an in-depth look ahead to ASU's battle with Washington State. Cougar insider Michael Preston gives us a behind enemy lines look before Brad and Joe gives their preview and their picks.

Direct download: Episode_130_-_ASU_vs_WSU_Preview_and_Boom.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:11pm PST

The bye week blues are over. Sun Devil football is back with a marquee showdown against Oregon.

Speak of the Devils gets you ready for the duck hunt. After we get you caught up on the latest news, we talk with Pac-12 Network analyst Yogi Roth to break down the game and attempt to make sense of a crazy Pac-12.

Next up, we buy or sell some Sun Devil stocks before going inside the locker room and getting a read on the team. We talk with defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood on his breakout year and the success of the run defense, and then we are joined by quarterback Manny Wilkins to find out how the offense is working to rebound from a dreadful showing in Utah.

We cap off the fun with an in-depth Oregon preview, breaking down exactly how ASU can toppled the mighty Ducks.

Direct download: Episode_129_-_ASU_vs_Oregon_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:12pm PST

So close, yet so far.

The Sun Devils dropped a heartbreaker in Salt Lake City, falling short of a major upset of No. 4 Utah. The loss puts ASU at yet another crossroads as they enter their bye week. With the time off, Speak of the Devils convenes to answer one question: Where do the Devils go from here?

To seek the truth, we welcome in an esteemed panel of experts: Hod Rabino, Nick Krueger, and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com. Along with Brad and Joe, they go in-depth into the team's struggles and successes, and what must be done to right the ship.

Direct download: Episode_128_-_Candid_Midseason_Roundtable.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:52pm PST

Get ready for a brawl in SLC.

This week's Speak of the Devils begins with a look at the latest news around Sun Devil football before reviewing ASU's dominating win over Colorado and what it means moving forward.

We then talk with Arizona State wide receiver Devin Lucien on his increasing role in the offense and how they plan to attack a very tough Utah defense. Then clear some shelf space, because we are handing out our midseason awards, before we are joined by freshman safety Kareem Orr to talk some Sun Devil defense.

We wrap up with an in-depth preview of ASU's huge road battle against No. 4 Utah. First up is a look behind enemy lines with Utes insider Patrick Kinahan before Brad and Joe break down all the keys to victory in this massive Pac-12 South showdown.

Direct download: Episode_127_-_ASU_vs_Utah_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_126_-_ASU_vs_Colorado_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:38pm PST

Ouch. 

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.

Direct download: Episode_125_-_ASU_vs_UCLA_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:45pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_124_-_ASU_vs_USC_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:37pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_123_-_ASU_vs_New_Mexico_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 6:57pm PST

Welp...

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
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:15pm PST

GAME WEEK!

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?

Direct download: Episode_121_-_ASU_vs_Texas_AM_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:56pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_120_-_ASU_Media_Day.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 3:46pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_119_-_ASU_Fall_Camp_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:33pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_118_-_ASU_National_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:28pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_117_-_A_1996_Sun_Devils_Reunion.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:25pm PST

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.

Direct download: 1996_Season_Primer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_116_-_Mid-Spring_Ball_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

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.

 

Direct download: Episode_115_-_Spring_Ball__Future_NFL_Devils.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

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.
Direct download: Episode_114_-_Sun_Devils_Past_and_Future.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:45pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_113_-_ASU_National_Signing_Day_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:01pm PST

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.

Direct download: Episode_112_-_National_Signing_Day_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:47pm PST



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