Speak of the Devils

Speak of the Devils

Speak of the Devils is the premier podcast for Arizona State Sun Devil football. Hosted by Brad Denny & Joe Healey, get in-depth analysis of your Sun Devils, interviews with ASU players, coaches, and legends, plus features you won't find anywhere else.

Episodes

September 15, 2021

Now the season truly begins.

After a look at the news, we dive into the good, bad, and lingering questions from ASU's win over UNLV.

Then we get ready for a ranked road battle. We go behind Cougar lines with BYU insider Mitch Harper of KSL (48:52) for a in-depth look at ASU's opponent. Then we preview the game, give our keys to victory, and share our final score predictions.

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ASU got off to a good, but imperfect, start to the 2021 season.

After a look at the news, we dive into the Sun Devils' 41-14 win over Southern Utah, focusing on the highs, lows, and questions raised.

Then we look ahead to Saturday's battle against UNLV. After going behind Rebel lines with Sam Gordon of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, we outline the keys to the game and give our predictions.

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GAME WEEK IS HERE.

We lead off with a look at the latest news, including some notable developments on the roster. 

Then we look ahead to Thursday's opener. We go behind Thunderbird lines with SUU play-by-play announcer Chris Holmes for the latest on ASU's opponent. We then preview the game, outline the keys to a win, and give our score prediction.

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We're just days away from the kickoff of the 2021 season, which means it's time for our annual season preview and predictions roundtable.

Joined in studio by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com and former Sun Devil safety and current sideline reporter Jordan Simone, we dive deep into the big questions for the season ahead. Then we give our fearless predictions!

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The sting of last season is still fresh for Arizona State basketball. But instead of wallow, head coach Bobby Hurley was aggressive in reshaping the team. To augment a returning core, Hurley brought in a diverse and talented group of newcomers, including reigning MAC Player of the Year Marreon Jackson. Ending up in Tempe was not initially in the plans for the former University of Toledo point guard, but the Sun Devils are definitel...

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Another week, another tough blow for ASU.

We begin by discussing the loss of DT Jermayne Lole and what it means for the 25th-ranked Sun Devils. Then it's time for our countdown of the 10 most important players for the Sun Devils in the 2021 season. We wrap up by going behind Trojan lines with USC head coach Clay Helton (42:54).

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During a season of frustration, the late-season emergence of Kimani Lawrence was a bright spot for ASU basketball. After making the decision to return to Tempe for another year, Lawrence is primed to play a key role in revitalizing the program.

On this episode, we discuss why he came back, the value of loyalty, being a positive role model, what went wrong last year, the influx of new talent, and much more.

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With the season just weeks away, Arizona State is dealing with more distractions as fall camp continues.

We open by breaking down the immediate impact and lasting repercussions of Prentice Gill and Chris Hawkins being placed on administrative leave. Then we talk to recently promoted tight ends coach Juston Wood (17:11) about his new role...and an old role in a major blockbuster movie.

After a review of the latest fall camp happenin...

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With ASU's All-Pac-12 punter Michael Turk entering the transfer portal, we break down the why and what's next.

Be sure to check out our NEW video content on our YouTube channel, brought to you by DeFalco's Italian Deli & Eatery and All AZ Sports!

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Football is back, baby!

ASU is opening fall camp, and we take a position-by-position dive into how the Sun Devils stack up. We look at the key position battles, the major storylines, and the questions that need to be answered over the next month. 

Plus, we get great insight from ASU offensive coordinator Zak Hill (38:30) and DL coach Robert Rodriguez (1:30:00)

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As we prepare to kick off the 2021 season, we begin with a big picture preview.

After a look at the news, we talk with ASU's recent 4-star running back commit Tevin White (15:42), who discusses why he chose the Devils and what impact the NCAA investigation had on his decision.

Then we dive into a team-by-team look at how the Pac-12 will shape up this fall, before we give our conference and national predictions. Plus, we go acro...

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Herm Edwards and Arizona State faced the press for the first time since the NCAA's investigation first began. Along with the recent placement of an assistant coach on administrative leave, conference realignment and more, we discuss the implications live from Pac-12 Media Day with Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com.

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There may not be a more decorated former Sun Devil—in any sport—than Mike Haynes. 

All-American. Pro Bowler. All-Pro. Super Bowl champion. College AND Pro Football Hall of Famer. His number is retired at Arizona State, and his high school named their stadium after him. He is, without question, one of the all-time greats of the all-time greats...but a career like his was never something he thought possible years ago.

On this episode...

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ASU football is under NCAA investigation...but the show must go on.

After a look at some recent news, we dive into the latest developments and get great insight into the situation from The Athletic's Doug Haller (11:25). Then we go in-depth on how the Sun Devils are continuing to recruit during the investigation with DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino (33:43).

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The positive momentum surrounding Arizona State football came to a screeching halt this week, as news broke that the program is under investigation by the NCAA for recruiting violations. We discuss the situation, the possible ramifications, and much more. 

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Games are won and lost in the trenches. After years of questions, the Sun Devil offensive line appears to be a team strength heading into 2021.

After the retirement of coach Dave Christensen, ASU head coach Herm Edwards found his replacement...twice. Ultimately, he brought in Mike Cavanaugh, a hard-nosed veteran with over three decades of collegiate coaching experience to oversee the ASU line.

On this episode, Cavanaugh and I discu...

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Bloomquist is back.

Just a few short days after making a coaching change, Arizona State has hired program legend Willie Bloomquist to take the reins of Sun Devil baseball. We break down the hire, what it means, the near-term expectations, and more.

Plus, we're joined by D1baseball.com managing editor Kendall Rogers to get his insight into the move and into the program's stature (40:14).

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Not long after the season ended with a disappointing loss in the regionals, Arizona State made a change in the dugout, as Tracy Smith will not return as head coach next season.

We discuss the fallout and what comes next, plus we get expert insight from DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino (38:52) & "The Voice of the Sun Devils" Tim Healey (58:58).

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Arizona State has had a long line of excellent defensive backs over the years, and David Fulcher is among the very best of the best.

Initially a wide receiver, Fulcher would go on to become a hard-hitting and ball-hawking two-time consensus All-American safety. He'd then go to the NFL, earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. He's been an active presence in the community, and earlier this year, he was named a member of the Coll...

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Offseason? What offseason?

After a look at the latest ASU news with insight from Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com (24:05), we discuss George Kliavkoff's appointment and the legacy of Larry Scott with George Wrighster of the Pac-12 Apostles and UnafraidShow.com (1:13:40)

We then pitch our 10 ideas to fix college football. From rule changes to broadcasting and more, we get creative. We then wrap up with a great conversation with AS...

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