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Speak of the Devils

The premier podcast for Sun Devil football.

Jul 25, 2023

This is the 13th year of the Speak of the Devils podcast, and the sixth year of the Sitdown Series. Over that span, I've done over 1,000 interviews, and this is the first one in which the subject's snake got loose mid-interview. But that snake breaking contain was about the only thing eluding Clayton Smith's grasp, albeit briefly, during his time in Tempe.

A former 5-star recruit, Smith spent his first two years at Oklahoma before transferring to Arizona State. He was quick to make his mark, putting together a strong showing in spring as a disruptive force off the edge, and his skills appear to be a perfect fit for the Sun Devils' aggressive new defense. And when he's not sacking quarterbacks, the reptile enthusiast is a Crocodile Hunter in training.

In this fun episode, Clayton and I discuss his football journey, why ASU was the right place for him, the new defense, proving doubters wrong, setting his sights on Terrell Suggs, Texas BBQ, a hilarious prank he pulled on a snake-fearing teammate, and more.