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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.

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.


Tempe, AZ


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.






Sitdown Series - Ray Anderson (2021)

With the year winding down, Arizona State Athletic Director Ray Anderson has his plate full. In addition to overseeing ASU athletics, the Pac-12 conference has a host of issues its trying to navigate, all while in the midst of a leadership transition. And nationally, a few key developments figure to alter the foundations of collegiate athletics. On this episode, Anderson and I discuss the state of his key programs, how the pandemic has impacted ASU and will continue to do so moving forward,...


Sitdown Series - Ricky Pearsall

The 2021 Sun Devils have plenty of strengths, but one lingering question is how the young and talented receiving corps will come together. One of the key players in the group is looking to make his hometown fans proud. Tempe native Ricky Pearsall has flashed exciting potential during his first two years as a Sun Devil. Entering Year 3, he is poised to carve out a larger role in the ASU passing game. In this episode we discuss his development, the rapport with QB Jayden Daniels, the...


Sitdown Series - Chris Claiborne

When Antonio Pierce assumed the role as Arizona State's sole defensive coordinator, he left a vacancy at linebackers coach. The Sun Devils filled that spot with a former All-American and Butkus Award winner. Chris Claiborne brings a substantial resume to Tempe. He's one of the greatest defenders in USC history, had a productive run in the NFL after being a top 10 draft pick, and was a successful high school coach before making the move to the college ranks. We discuss why he came to ASU,...


Episode 276 - Drafting Devils for 3rd & Short

With the first pick in the draft... We roll out our first in a series of offseason specials in which we'll be holding fantasy drafts for specific game situations. We start off with "3rd and Short." We're joined by Uniformity author Cole Streeper as we assemble our squads of all-time Sun Devil players that we trust the most to move the chains with the game on the line.


Episode 275 - Spring Practice Recap & New Basketball Commits

We kick off with a look at the news before welcoming DevilsDigest.com publisher Hod Rabino (21:41) to get his thoughts on the recently concluded spring practices & the three big commits landed by Bobby Hurley. Then we do a review of the major developments from spring ball, including those who raised their stock and the remaining questions. We wrap up with an interview with WR Geordon Porter (1:46:54).


Episode 274 - Spring football, baseball's streaking & WTH hoops?

It's a busy spring for the Sun Devils. After a look at the news, we break down the notable developments from spring football practice. Then we are joined by ASU basketball radio analyst Kyle Dodd to get his insight into the disappointing 2020-21 season (27:20). Finally, we head to the diamond and discuss how the baseball team has won nine straight despite the rash of injuries. Can they keep it up?


10 Big Questions with Herm Edwards

I caught up with ASU head coach Herm Edwards to discuss some crucial issues surrounding his program. We cover the lasting impact of the COVID year, the struggles of local recruiting, developing a staff and mentoring Antonio Pierce, whether 2021 is a make-or-break season, his legacy, and more.


Sitdown Series - Aashari Crosswell

From the moment he pulled out a USC hat and flung it away during his commitment video, Aashari Crosswell made an impact on the Sun Devil program. From earning reps as a freshman to his key INT in the rivalry win, Crosswell developed into one of the Pac-12's most promising safeties. However, last season was derailed though a suspension that was later followed by his decision to enter the NFL Draft. It brought to a disappointing end a career filled with promise, big plays, and some...


Episode 273 - 2021 Schedule, Spring Preview & Bobby Wade

Spring is in the air, and Sun Devil football is back. After a look at the news, we break down the details and twists in the new 2021 schedule. Then we talk with former UofA legend turned ASU grad assistant Bobby Wade (52:36) We round things out with a preview of spring practices, including the storylines to track and the battles to watch.


Sitdown Series - Evan Fields

Nothing really gets a crowd going quite like a huge hit. A blow that people in the stands and watching on TV can feel themselves. On the short list of great Sun Devil hitter are guys like Dale Robinson...Vontaze Burfict...and Evan Fields. On this episode, Fields discusses why he came back for his final season, his desire to make a run at the roses, what it's like delivering a big hit, the next steps for the Sun Devil defense and so much more.


Episode 272 - 2021 ASU Baseball Preview

Play ball! We give our in-depth look at the 2021 Sun Devil baseball team as they reload entering Year 7 under Tracy Smith. Plus, we catch up with a pair of former Sun Devil sluggers. We talk #TorkBombs with 2020 No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson of the Detroit Tigers (58:30) and discuss mullets, music and more with San Francisco Giants' 2019 1st rounder Hunter Bishop (11:05).


Sitdown Series - Donnie Henderson

Across a coaching career that spans nearly 40 years and 17 stops across the pro and college levels, Donnie Henderson has done a lot. He's won a Super Bowl. He's coached players like Rod Woodson and Ed Reed. He coached on NFL staffs under Herm Edwards and Marvin Lewis. He won the Pac-10 title with Arizona State. Henderson is now a consultant with the Sun Devils, lending his vast expertise to the staff. He also is helping to mentor the young coaches, notable defensive backs coach Chris...


Episode 271 - New Players, New Coaches, & Ralph

It may be the offseason, but things are anything but slow for the Sun Devils. Joined by guest co-host Ralph Amsden of ArizonaVarsity.com, we discuss ASU's 2021 recruiting class, the ongoing issues with local recruiting, and the newest coaching staff hires. Plus, we discuss the struggles of the basketball season and the future of Bobby Hurley.


Sitdown Series - Prentice Gill (2021)

Prentice Gill's plate was pretty full this past season. He was entering his first season as ASU's WR's coach, during which the team was installing a brand new offensive scheme, all amidst the massive disruptions forced by the pandemic. Not only that, he served as the program's Assistant Recruiting Coordinator, playing a critical role in ASU's nationwide efforts. There were some big wins on the recruiting trail and his young group of WRs showed improvement over the course of the abbreviated...


Sitdown Series - Robert Rodriguez (2021)

Heading into the 2020 season, a lot of focus was placed on Sun Devil DL. They were coming off a poor pass rushing season, were switching to a new 4-man front, all in the midst of a disrupted offseason due to the pandemic. Oh, and they were getting their sixth position coach in a 6-year span. Yet, Robert Rodriguez made it work. In his first year in Tempe, Rodriguez molded his group into a consistently disruptive line, and with everyone back from last season, plus some new additions, what...


Sitdown Series - Chris Hawkins (2021)

In the midst of a pandemic, Chris Hawkins—the youngest position coach in the FBS—began his first season overseeing ASU's defensive backs. He not only took that challenge head on, but his position group thrived as part of the new look defense. Hawkins also quickly established himself as a key recruiter for the Sun Devils. Heading into year two, the expectations for Hawkins and his DBs are sky high. On this episode we discuss his first year as a position coach, the evolution of recruiting,...


Episode 270 - How ASU's 2021 roster is coming together

It's been an active offseason for the Sun Devils as they bring back returning stars and welcome in talented new transfers. On this episode, we dive into how the 2021 roster is coming together, what needs have been addressed, and where work still needs to be done. We also have a great conversation with new ASU tight end Jalin Conyers, who is transferring in from Oklahoma (40:33) We cap off the show with a run through the Sun Devil Stock Report.


Episode 269 - 2020 ASU Season Review and Awards

Time to hand out the hardware. After a look at the news, we review the 2020 season in terms of the questions it both answered and raised (51:57). Then we honor the best players, the greatest moments, and some things that let us down in 2020 with our season awards (1:27:43).


Episode 268 - 70-7, Signing Day, and Oregon State preview

70-7 happened. Let's talk about it. After we break down ASU's historic win over Arizona, we talk with Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for his insight into the Sun Devils' haul on early Signing Day (30:21). After our rundown of the new signees and a Sun Devil Stock Report, we look ahead to ASU's season-ending (?) game against Oregon State.


Episode 267 - 2020 Territorial Cup Preview

ASU finally got back on the field. Now it's time to keep the Cup. We kick off with a look back at the good and bad from ASU's battle with UCLA. Then we're joined by former ASU LB Brandon Magee (28:47). He discusses his favorite rivalry memories, plus gives some details on his exciting new Netflix deal. After the Sun Devil Stock Report, it's time to focus on the Duel in the Desert. We go behind enemy lines with Adam Green (58:54) before diving into our game preview.