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 - Tate Romney
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 be home, the thrill of laying out a ballcarrier, the challenge of getting back to football after his LDS mission, what to expect in Year 2 of the defensive scheme, and much more.
Sitdown Series - Keith Abney II
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 his game, balancing being a football player and an honors student, what the Texas takeover in Tempe can do for the Devils, and much more.
Sitdown Series - Jake Smith
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 following his transfer home to play for ASU. But heading into 2024 healthy and eligible, Smith has a chance to make the hometown fans proud yet again. On this episode, Jake and I discuss the lessons learned through some difficult years, what kept him going, what being back in Arizona has meant for him, the Sun Devil receiver room, and much more.
Sitdown Series - Jacob Tobias
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, who's got the toughest pitches on this Sun Devil staff, and more.
Sitdown Series - Isaiah Jackson
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 influence of Ken Griffey Jr., the nastiest pitches and best tools on the team, and much more.
2024 ASU Baseball Preview
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).
A must for Sun Devil Sports
Great coverage of Sun Devils athletics. Guests are knowledgeable and give good insight into the prospects of another game/season
Top notch content supporting the Sun Devils!
Great podcast for ASU Sundevils fans! I just stumbled on to it during the coach search debacle, wish I was listening all season long - the guys are great and pull in some excellent local and national guests. Keep up the great work!
Update: start of 2012 season - regular content keeps coming. Great guests, awesome previews and reviews. Great job Brad and Joe.
Update: 11 years later the guys and their guests are still bringing ASU football (and a few other sports) to our ears and keeping us informed. Thank you for keeping Sun Devil Nation rolling guys.
Second to none coverage. The best guests, insights, and experts in ASU sports. They’re true, passionate fans that are able to take a step back and pragmatically analyze situations and provide realistic expectations and coverage of the subjective side of ASU sports. Add in the senses of humor and chemistry and you have the best ASU sports podcast around. Bar none.