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Speak of the Devils

The premier podcast for Sun Devil football.

Feb 20, 2023

The Arizona State defense will have a new look in 2023, and that's a good thing. Last season was rough on that side of the ball for the Devils, but there were some promising performances that should factor into a turnaround this fall.

Chris Edmonds made a name for himself by earning All-American honors at Samford before entering the portal and heading west to Arizona State. Making the jump from the FCS to the Power 5 took some adjustment, but Edmonds proved to be up for the challenge. He earned a starting job in fall camp and would go on to lead the team in interceptions. With a new defensive scheme built around aggression and playmaking, his ballhawking skills and veteran leadership figure to play a crucial role in the defense's turnaround hopes.

In this episode, Chris and I discuss growing up in the football-crazed South, his journey from the FCS to Power 5, stepping up as a team leader, the new defensive scheme, how he got the "Captain Smooth" nickname, and much more.