The Devil’s Junkie Podcast (S3E2): Sun Devils Land a New OC

January 31, 2017

In this edition of the Devil's Junkie Podcast, Ralph Amsden examines the make-up of the coaching staff after the arrival of Billy Napier, previews ASU's 2017 class on the eve on signing day, talks with some walk-ons that the Sun Devils are bringing into the program, and takes questions from the Devil's Digest subscribers. 


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast (S3E1): Good Luck Todd

January 24, 2017

Season 3 of The Devil's Junkie Podcast kicks off with host Ralph Amsden examining the recent coaching departures, as well as how they're impacting both recruiting and Arizona State's impact in the Pac-12. 


Ralph compares Arizona State's recent coaching carousel to the smash hit film, Good Luck Chuck. A film, ironically, directed by a man named Mark Helfrich.

Segment 1 (3:45)

Why did Chip Lindsey leave for Auburn? A look at how Arizona State lost their second offensive coordinator in two years, as well as an examination of how all the rest of the assistant coaching changes Arizona State has experienced are impacting Arizona State's ability to be succesful on the field, as well as in recruiting.

Segment 2 (22:13)

What direction will the Sun Devils go in theis search for an offensive coordinator? A look and the candidates, and why they might, or might not fit. 

Segment 3 (37:35)

Arizona State has managed to secure a decent amount of talent over the last two seasons in spite of instability. Ralph breaks down the talent on the current roster, the depth, and what the program's needs are. 

Segment 4 (58:52)

Ralph takes questions from subscribers and people on Twitter. 


Devil’s Junkie Podcast- S2E11: Did you say “Utes?”

November 10, 2016

In this episode Ralph Amsden brings in publisher Hod Rabino to talk recruiting questions and concerns regarding the 2017 class, as well as Hod's memories of this year's group of seniors. He also talks with DevilsDigest staff writer Fabian Ardaya about the type of offense that Utah runs, and about Arizona State's chances of knocking off the ranked team. 


Devil’s Junkie Podcast- S2E10: Streakbusting at Autzen

October 27, 2016

Ralph Amsden, Brett Quintyne and Chilly talk about Arizona State's 37-32 loss to Washington State, as well as Todd Graham's confrontation with Mike Leach afterward. 

Brett interviews Pac 12 Network TV Analyst Anthony Herron about what he saw from this Sun Devils team.

The guys preview and make predictions about Arizona State's trip to take on 2-5 Oregon. 

Devil’s Junkie Podcast- S2E9: Stealing Signals

October 19, 2016

Ralph Amsden, Brett Quintyne and Chilly talk about Arizona State's flat performance in Boulder, and grapple over whether or not ASU lost to a "better" team.

The topic of Manny Wilkins is a sore subject, figuratively and literally- should he have been left in?

Ralph asks Brett and Chilly whether the NCAA should step in and do something to put an end to Mike Leach's accusations of Arizona State attempting to gain an unfair advantage through signal stealing. 

Last, the guys talk about what ASU needs to do to take down their third air-raid opponent of the season this weekend. 

Devil’s Junkie Podcast- S2E8: Next Man Up, On to Boulder

October 10, 2016

Ralph Amsden, Brett Quintyne and Chilly reflect on Arizona State's 23-20 win over UCLA to move to 5-1, and discuss what to expect in an upstart Colorado team in Boulder next week. 

With Dillon Sterling Cole likely to start, and Jack Smith likely to fill an emergency backup role as Manny Wilkins heals and Brady White sits out an extended period, the guys let you know what you can expect from both quarterbacks. They also discuss Brady White's debut performance.

Devil’s Junkie Podcast- S2E7: White Out the Rosen One

October 6, 2016

Ralph Amsden, Brett Quintyne and Chilly talk about Arizona State's blowout loss to USC, and what needs to be done to right the ship this week to secure a win over the UCLA Bruins. 

The guys discuss the blowouts that have occurred during the Todd Graham era, and whether those types of losses are keeping people from being satisfied with the overall success of the program. They also continue to beat to death the notion that ASU has gotten away from its (or perhaps never had a) commitment to the running game. 

Brady White's pros and cons are discussed and the guys predict the outcome of this week's game. 

Devil’s Junkie Podcast- S2E6: Undefeated and Headed to the Coast

September 29, 2016

Ralph Amsden, Brett Quintyne and Chilly walk through what was a bizarre and discouraging first half for Arizona against Cal, and then an insane offensive and defensive explosion in the second half to keep the Sun Devils undefeated. 

The guys talk about Arizona State's shift in recruiting priorities under Donnie Yantis, and how locking up locals translates into future recruiting success.

Last, a preview and prediction for ASU's week 5 game against the embattled USC Trojans. 


Devil’s Junkie Podcast- S2E5: Narrow Escape

September 22, 2016

Ralph Amsden, Brett Quintyne and Chilly discuss Arizona State's 32-28 win over UTSA, and look ahead to the Sun Devils attempt to go 4-0 with a victory over Cal. 

The guys discuss Cal's roster and tendencies, and give their predictions about who will come out on top. 

Additional topics include whether Manny Wilkins is risking his body the way he runs the ball, nitpicking the holes (if there are any) in N'Keal Harry's game, and the seemingly awful run of luck for Pac-12 South teams in recent weeks. 

Devil’s Junkie Podcast- S2E4: Ballage Run Amuck

September 16, 2016

Ralph Amsden, Brett Quintyne and Chilly talk about Arizona State's 68-55 win over Texas Tech, and talk about how this win adjusts season expectations.

The guys talk about whether Manny Wilkins has shown his entire repertoire, and discuss whether or not to credit Todd Graham for so many players that have changed positions seeing playing time.