Arizona State lost 44-37 to a team they should have beat. What went wrong? I re-hash the UCLA debacle and muse on a few other topics (like home attendance) during my drive back from the Rose Bowl.
After Arizona State's 30-10 win over Utah in Salt Lake City, Devil's Junkie Podcast Host Ralph Amsden shares his thoughts about the sudden resurgence of the program while driving back through Utah and Northern Arizona on the way to Tempe. How has Todd Graham and his staff accomplished this? Can they match up with USC? Here's a one-hour stream-of-consciousness on those topics and more.
In the wake of a 34-24 loss in Palo Alto, Ralph Amsden and Chilly did a post-Stanford Periscope session, answering questions and musing on Arizona State's strengths and weaknesses five games into a 2-3 season. This is the audio from that Periscope session.
After Arizona State's 52-45 loss to Texas Tech in Lubbock, Devil's Junkie Podcast Host Ralph Amsden shares his thoughts about the state of the program while driving back through west Texas and New Mexico on the way to Tempe. Is the program in the right hands? Can the reset of conference play provide an opportnity to right the ship? Here's a 90-minute stream-of-consciousness on those topics and more.
Arizona State landed talented St. John Bosco RB Demetrious Flowers as part of a two-day run that saw three California prospects commit to the Sun Devils. Flowers talks with Ralph Amsden about his recruitment, and what led to his decision to head to Tempe next year.
Arizona State's second of three commitments in a three day span, 2018 Mission Viejo LB Christian LaValle, talks with Ralph Amsden of The Devil's Junkie Podcast about what led to his verbal pledge to the Sun Devils.
2018 Calabasas outside linebacker Reggie Hughes announced his commitment to Arizona State via social media on Monday, June 19th, and was kind enough to join me for a quick recap of what went into his decision.
In this 2+ hour extended episode of The Devil's Junkie Podcast, Ralph Amsden goes in depth with members of the Devil's Digest staff on football, basketball and baseball. First, Ralph talks about some of the recent departures from the program, as well as some other media reports involving Arizona State football. Then, publisher Hod Rabino drops in to talk about who ASU fans can expect to step up in the wake of Kareem Orr's transfer and Armand Perry's medical retirement. Next, Speak of the Devils co-host Joe Healey talks about the recently released gametimes for ASU football's forst three contests, as well as what he's discovered during his series of in depth previews of the Sun Devils' 2017 foes. We also have Justin Toscano on the podcast to discuss Bobby Hurley's May 31st press conference, as well as give his impression of the 2017-2018 ASU basketball squad. Finally, Justin addresses the drama filled baseball season from the perspective of one of the closest reporters to the action, and discusses whether he feels Tracy Smith can right the ship. Last, Ralph answers listener questions on various topcs.
In this 80 Minute Episode Ralph Amsden interviews Rivals Southeast Recruiting Analyst Woody Wommack, Arizona State Offensive Lineman Marshal Nathe, and DevilsDigest.com publisher Hod Rabino.
Intro: What will it take to get ASU football to the next level?
Recruiting Update (13:30): Arizona State is at the bottom of the Pac-12 2018 verbal commitment totem poll. A look into why ASU has started slowly- plus, who is ASU looking at and what positions are they prioritizing?
Interview with Woody Wommack (37:45): Who performed well in the Rivals regional combine and camp in Los Angeles? Why has ASU largely missed on the players they've recruited from the southeast?
Interview with Marshal Nathe (56:40): Marshal Nathe talks about his experience coming back from injury, transitioning to center, and how his family and coach Graham have shaped his values, work ethic and leadership ability.
Interview with Hod Rabino (1:05:20): A look at why players cycle in and out of the basketball program with relative frequency, and whether it's part of the culture of basketball overall, or if ASU fans have something in particular to worry about.
Saturday, March 18th was Arizona State's 2017 Spring Junior Day. Some of the best and brightest of the class of 2018 made the trip to Sun Devil Stadium to from all over the southwest, where they observed practice, met with coaches, and sat through presentations on the future of Sun Devil football. On this special episode of The Devil's Junkie Podcast, I talk to 13 players that visited the campus for Junior Day, and get their feedback on what they saw.
Chandler (AZ) Hamilton QB Tyler Shough (1:00)
Gilbert (AZ) Perry QB Brock Purdy (6:35)
Scottsdale (AZ) Notre Dame Prep ATH Cole Fisher (10:10)
Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe S Kenny Churchwell (13:55)
Scottsdale (AZ) Saguaro ATH Giovanni Miranda (20:50)
Safford (AZ) OT Ralph Frias (25:30)
Phoenix (AZ) Pinnacle OT Ben Fox (30:30)
Chandler (AZ) Hamilton DE/OLB Brayden Flynn (37:20)
Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe RB Gary Bragg (42:55)
San Bernardino (CA) Aquinas RB Branden Rankins (46:50)
Manvel (TX) CB Kameron Pedesleaux (51:30)
Newbury Park (CA) DT Kamakani Crosby (54:50)
Mission Viejo (CA) ATH Christian LaValle (1:00:20)