Pioneer. Legend. Icon.

It is a fact that no one has ever had a greater impact on Sun Devil football than Frank Kush. On this episode of Speak of the Devils, a panel of all-time ASU greats pay tribute to the late head coach.

Danny White (11:59), J.D. Hill (29:09), Bob Breunig (48:15), Mike Haynes (1:11:13), Mark Malone (1:31:14), Jeff Van Raaphorst (1:51:21), and Juan Roque (2:02:59) join us to share their memories—from the intense to the funny to the surprisingly sweet—of the most heralded coach in Sun Devil football history. We also revisit a great story from Jake Plummer (2:17:01) on how Kush's legacy helped spur the biggest upset in school history.

We conclude by hearing from a number of fans who share their Coach Kush memories and what impact he made on their lives (2:24:52)

Direct download: Episode_165_-_Remembering_Frank_Kush.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 7:43pm PDT

There's no getting around it. It was a bad year for ASU's three biggest sports. But is it simply a rough stretch...or the start of a new trend? How worried should fans be?

To get answers, we dig deep in a special State of the Sun Devil Union episode. We go in-depth on Sun Devil football, men's basketball, and baseball with those closest to each program.

Football (4:40) - We are first joined by Arizona Sports' Vince Marotta to get his insightful takes on how Todd Graham can right the ship...and save his job. We then discuss why ASU has struggled in recent years, what they must do to return to winning football, and how confident fans should be in 2017.

Basketball (50:44) - Former ASU point guard and current radio analyst Kyle Dodd joins us to share his thoughts on the state of men's hoops. How close are the Devils to going dancing? Does Bobby Hurley have the program on the right track? What about all those transfers?

Baseball (1:25:16) - Perhaps no one has greater insight on ASU baseball than The Arizona Republic's Jeff Metcalfe, who has covered the team for years. He shares his expert insight on the worst season in program history, Tracy Smith's job security, and if a return to form is coming in 2018.

Paola Boivin (2:10:52) - Perhaps the most respected voice in Valley sports media, Paola has spent over 20 award-winning years covering local sports for The Arizona Republic. She provides excellent perspective on ASU's struggles, as well as why fans should feel optimistic about the future.

Fan Feedback (2:25:58) - It's been a tough year on the fans, so we gathered your feedback..and your hot take voicemails.

Direct download: Episode_164_-_State_of_the_Sun_Devil_Union.mp3
Category:Speak of the Devils -- posted at: 11:43am PDT





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