"At any time, I could have lost my life."

Jaxon Hood burst onto the scene as a heralded freshman All-American, and a hometown hero in the making. Less than two years later, he was gone.

Now sober, he opens up about his painful, costly, and nearly fatal battle with painkiller addiction. He also shares his life-saving revelation, and how he now hopes his struggles can help others battling the demon of addiction.

"My story isn't over..."

Direct download: Echoes_from_the_Buttes_-_Devil_vs_Demons.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 5:36pm PST

The faxes are off and the Letters of Intent are in. Let's recap Signing Day on Speak of the Devils.

We kick off the show with a roundtable discussion with Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com. They provide expert analysis into the wins, surprises, and next moves of ASU's 2017 class.

Next up, we talk with three important members of the class: Safety Evan Fields, tight end Mark Walton, and safety K.J. Jarrell.

Then it's the main event. We wrap up with our detailed player-by-player rundown of every Sun Devil who signed on the dotted line.

Direct download: Episode_161_-_National_Signing_Day_Review.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:57pm PST

Warm up the fax machine, the Speak of the Devils Signing Day preview is here.

Before we venture onto the recruiting trail, we begin with a recap of the Chip Lindsey departure, where ASU's hunt for a new offensive coordinator currently stands, and how it will impact the 2017 team.

We're then joined by Ralph Amsden of Rivals.com for his expert insight into the OC search, ASU's efforts with the top local targets, and what surprises to expect over the next week.

After a Signing Day themed Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by ASU wide receiver N'Keal Harry. He discusses his outstanding freshman season, what to expect this year, and how he's helping to make staying true fashionable.

We cap off the show with a look at ASU's top remaining targets, and whether they'll be signing on the dotted line next week.

Direct download: Episode_160_-_National_Signing_Day_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 12:42pm PST

#Boom after #Boom, Signing Day draws near, so there's much to discuss on the new Speak of the Devils.

After a look at the latest 4-star #Boom, we welcome ASU insider Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for an in-depth breakdown of the Sun Devils' newest commit...and of the drama of one that got away (for now).

Next up we are joined by 4-star commit and local standout Tyler Johnson. The versatile prospect explains why ASU was the place for him, what he brings to both sides of the ball, and how ASU's image is evolving among elite recruits.

Finally, we talk with ASU wide receiver Ryan Newsome. He discusses why he's become such a vocal advocate for the program, how he's improved over his redshirt year, and what fireworks are in store for the Sun Devil offense in 2017.

Direct download: Episode_159_-_The_Boom_Homestretch.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:03pm PST

It was a rough end to the year, but it's been an explosive start to the recruiting homestretch.

First, we get you caught up on the latest happenings, including a look at ASU's new wide receivers coach.

Then we examine the run of recent #Booms, plus an evaluation of the four mid-year signees.

Next up, we talk to a pair of those signees—safety Ty Thomas and Devilbacker Loren Mondy—as they discuss why they chose to be a Sun Devil and what they will bring to the defense in the years ahead.

We then examine the current state of ASU's 2017 class, including what positions are looking good, and which still need to be addressed.

Then we are joined by Ralph Amsden of Rivals.com to get his expert insight into how the Devils are doing now, and which #Booms may be on the horizon. We wrap up with a look at our Top 5 remaining targets for the Sun Devils.

Direct download: Episode_158_-_Boom_Boom_Boom.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:26pm PST

The humiliating loss to Arizona hurt. A lot. Speak of the Devils is here to help and to answer the tough questions.

To help us dig deep, we welcome in Hod Rabino and Ralph Amsden of DevilsDigest.com/Rivals.com. We start on a positive note, with a look at the six Sun Devils who were selected to the various Pac-12 All-Conference teams.

Then we tackle the big issues surrounding the state of the program. Did ASU quit against Arizona? Should Keith Patterson go? How hot is Todd Graham's seat? How will the 5-7 season impact recruiting? And much more.

We cap off the show with our annual season awards, honoring the best (and worst) of 2016.

Direct download: Episode_157_-_Season_Awards_and_Whats_Next.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:52pm PST

Let the #hAte flow! It's Territorial Cup week, and Speak of the Devils gets you ready for the war.

We begin with a look at the news and ASU's loss to No. 6 Washington. We break down what we can we take away, and whether the Sun Devils are a "bad" team.

Then we're joined by longtime Valley broadcaster Vince Marotta of Arizona Sports & 98.7 FM. He gives his takes on the season thus far, the QB situation, and who he thinks will walk away with the coveted Cup.

After a rousing Sun Devil Stock Report,it's then time to preview the battle for state supremacy.

First off, we're joined by Adam Green of Arizona Sports to get a look at the Wildcats and what they will bring to Friday's game. Then we preview the game, the key match ups, and give our predictions.

Direct download: Episode156_-_Territorial_Cup_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:28pm PST

No rest for the weary. The Sun Devils hit the road after a tough loss, and the new Speak of the Devils gets you ready.

We kick off the new episode with one of the hottest talking points in Sun Devil circles: Todd Graham's future. 3TV's Tim Ring sits in to share some insider information on the relationship between Graham and AD Ray Anderson, and how tenuous Graham's future could be.

Then we take a look back at ASU's loss to Utah, examining how they were dominated in the trenches and how N'Keal Harry dazzled.

Next up we are joined by former Sun Devil quarterback Mike Bercovici to get some expert analysis into the team's quarterback play this season, how it will shape up going forward, and what the future will hold for the program.

After a brisk Sun Devil Stock Report, we talk to one of the most unique voices in college football, Spencer Hall of EDSBS.com and SB Nation.

To get ready for ASU's trip to Seattle, House of Sparky managing editor Kaelen Jones drops by for a film breakdown of what to expect from the Huskies, before we cap the show with our preview and predictions.

Direct download: Episode_155_-_ASU_vs_Washington_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 4:49pm PST

Goodbye, Bye Week. Hello, next difficult game. Arizona State is back home and Speak of the Devils is here to preview the action with the help of a super sub.

With Joe Healey out of town enjoying some R&R, the legendary @JediASU steps in studio to guest host. 

We kick things off with a lively discussion of the year to date from a fan's perspective. How has the year measured up? What's impressed, who's disappointed, and what should fans be feeling?

After a lively Sun Devil Stock Report, we then turn the page and look ahead to ASU's next battle against No. 13 Utah.

First, we go behind enemy lines with Utah insider Patrick Kinahan of 1280 The Zone to get the lowdown on what the 16th ranked Utes will brings to the Thursday's game. We wrap up with our preview of the game and how the Sun Devils can pull the upset win.

Direct download: Episode_154_-_ASU_vs_Utah_Preview.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 10:25pm PST

The Arizona State Walking Wounded are resting up on the bye for a tough homestretch, but there are no weeks off for Speak of the Devils.

We kick off with a look back at the wild loss to the Oregon Ducks. What went wrong...and what went oh so bad.

We're then joined by former Sun Devil great Kyle Caldwell to help diagnose the defense's woes and what must be done in order to fix them as soon as possible.

After a lively Sun Devil Stock Report, we are joined by ASU senior wide receiver Tim White. He discusses the quarterback situation, how this team is responding to adversity, and how he's approaching his final home game.

Then we are joined by Paul Monusky, the co-producer and director of the outstanding NFL Network documentary "A Football Life: Pat Tillman".

Finally, Brad and Joe provide their homestretch to do lists for the Sun Devils and answer some listener questions.

Direct download: Episode_153_-_ASU_at_the_Bye_Week.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:36pm PST



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