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

February 26, 2024 30 mins

There's no place like home. Since Kenny Dillingham took over in Tempe, a wave of former Valley high school stars have transferred back home to play for the Sun Devils, including Tate Romney. After a season at BYU—where his two brothers starred—Tate came back home and became a starting linebacker for the Devils last fall, and he again looks to be a foundational piece of the ASU defense. On this episode, we discuss how good it is to ...

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The Texas to Tempe pipeline is flowing, and the Sun Devils are reaping the benefits. One of the key pieces is Keith Abney II, a former national champion speed roller blader as a kid who is now a promising young cornerback for the defense. After flashing his potential as a true freshman last year, Abney is primed to make a big leap in Year 2 this fall.

On this episode, Keith and I discuss his speed skating days and how it's helped h...

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February 19, 2024 32 mins

If good things come to those who wait, Jake Smith is due for greatness. The career path of the one-time 5-star recruit has had its share of twists and turns. Since earning the Gatorade National Player of the Year at Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale, Smith spent two years at Texas, missed a season due to a foot injury in 2021, missed the 2022 season while at USC, and was denied the chance to play last year due to a faulty NCAA decision...

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February 16, 2024 29 mins

Play ball, Devils. ASU baseball is back, and that means another spring of Jacob Tobias mashing the ball all around Phoenix Muni. The third year slugger, and former freshman All-American, will be a key piece of Willie Bloomquist's lineup, and another big year could help lead the Devils back to the postseason. On this episode, Jacob and I discuss his favorite home run, the ups and downs of his career, the lessons learned...

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February 15, 2024 32 mins

Sun Devil baseball is back, and so to is Isaiah Jackson. After a true freshman season in which he showed off elite defensive ability while flashing great potential at the plate, the southern Arizona product is ready for greater heights as a sophomore.

On this episode, Isaiah and I discuss the highs & lessons from last year, the lessons learned, how he laid waste to his little league competition, the influe...

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February 14, 2024 60 mins

It's almost time to PLAY BALL! To help us get ready for Sun Devil baseball season, we talk with the head man himself, head coach Willie Bloomquist (19:45). Later, we get more insight into the season ahead with DevilsDigest.com reporter Scott Sandulli (41:21). 

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In this new age of college football, the February National Signing Day just isn't what it used to be...but that doesn't mean ASU stood still. We break down the Sun Devils' two new additions, evaluate the 2024 class as it stands, and look ahead to the '25s with DevilsDigest.com publisher Hod Rabino.

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Our friends at Burrito Express recently opened their new location at 744 W. Elliot Road in Tempe, and we were there for the fun. During the grand opening, we sat down with a host of special guests for some insightful and fun conversations: ASU QB Trenton Bourguet and his brother, WR Coben Bourguet (2:57), ASU OL Ben Coleman (18:27), ASU DBs Adama Fall and Joseph McGinnis (35:44), ASU WR Elijhah Badger (48:03), and Burrito Express o...

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January 31, 2024 133 mins

The 2024 schedule has finally been released! With guest co-host Ralph Amsden, we break down ASU's full slate, from the non-conference through the first season of Big 12 play. Then we talk to former ASU blue chip quarterback turned Memphis record-setter Brady White on his return to Tempe as a member of Kenny Dillingham's staff (1:26:52) before closing with an update on local recruiting efforts.

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January 20, 2024 30 mins

ASU held a media session this week featuring many new faces. Hear from new offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo, linebacker Keyshaun Elliott, defensive backs Rodney Bimage Jr. and Myles "Ghost" Rowser, and offensive lineman Joey Su'a.

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NIL has changed college sports forever, but how does it actually work? We take a deep dive into the process and how things stack up at ASU with Peter Boyle, founder of Activate Sports Management and a registered NIL agent. Next, we talk with new Sun Devil defensive back Cole Martin about coming home to the Valley (1:01:41). Then, we check in on our rivals down south as Adam Green of Wildcat Radio 2.0 joins us for a report on the se...

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The window is closed but the action remains as another whirlwind weekend of commitments from the transfer portal added talented players to the Sun Devils' 2024 roster. After a look at the news, we dive into a review of where the ASU roster stands as the new year begins. We also get to know a trio of new Sun Devils: LT Josh Atkins (19:00), QB Navi Bruzon (54:01), and OG Shancco "Ise" Matautia (1:34:56).

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New year, new Devils? After a look at the latest news, we talk to new Sun Devil linebacker (and former San Diego State team MVP) Zyrus Fiaseu (12:50) before diving into the top 2024 resolutions for ASU athletics. We then wrap up the episode with a great conversation with another new linebacker, former Arkansas Razorback Jordan Crook (1:01:09).

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Get your ceremonial fax machines ready. But first, we kick off the show with a recap of a successful weekend of official visits that resulted in several key transfer portal additions. We then talk with two of the most heralded of those commitments: Former 5-star recruit and USC transfer RB Raleek Brown (10:12) and former 4-star Florida safety Kamari Wilson (25:00) Next, we run down the newest crop of 2023 signees before talking wit...

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December 19, 2023 37 mins

Adversity reveals one's true character, and through last two years have shown Arizona State safety Xavion Alford to be a hard-working beacon of positivity.

Hailing from Houston as one of the nation's top safety recruits, Xavion played a season for Texas before transferring to USC. He flashed his immense potential in a two-interception game against ASU in 2021 before injuries sidelined him for the entire 2022 season. He then transfe...

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December 13, 2023 152 mins

The 2023 season is over, and it was a year defined by struggles, adversity, change...and some promise. After a dive into the latest portal activity, we break down what we saw during the season and what it means moving forward with DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino and Caleb Campero joining us in studio. Plus, we talk with a trio of new Sun Devils coming in through the transfer portal: DL Justin Wodtly (1:08:13), QB Sam Leavitt (1:23:11...

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December 8, 2023 21 mins

Over five seasons in Tempe, Jordan Clark gave everything he had and became a playmaking defensive back, team leader, and fan favorite. As he prepares to head to Notre Dame for his final season of college football, he reflects on his time as a Sun Devil, the future and potential of the program, and the exciting chapter ahead.

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December 7, 2023 26 mins

Replacing a legend is hard. Add in some terrible injury luck, and it's a grueling task. But taking over a program and building it back into a winner is nothing new for Arizona State women's basketball head coach Natasha Adair.

Her first season in Tempe was difficult, with a rash of injuries so bad that it prompted a couple of game cancellations. But with better health, and a crop of talented newcomers, yea...

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The Sun Devil season is over, but things are anything but slow. We begin with a dive into the flurry of portal activity and break down the two coaching staff changes, before looking at some snubs from the Pac-12′s all-conference teams. Then it’s our turn to hand out the hardware, as we hand out our annual season awards.

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December 5, 2023 39 mins

2023 was a weird season. And no position group felt that weirdness more acutely than the offensive line. Due to an unprecedented number of key injuries, the Sun Devils used 11 different starting combinations in 12 games.

But each week, at various positions based on team need, and sometimes playing one-handed, was Joey Ramos. The veteran O-lineman transferred home to ASU last year after seve...

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