Devil’s Junkie Podcast
Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Jayden Daniels named starting QB, Camp T Recap

Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Jayden Daniels named starting QB, Camp T Recap

August 13, 2019

Episode Rundown (75 minutes)

(1:09) Why was Jayden Daniels named ASU's first-ever freshman quarterback to start the season opener? We discuss the evolution of this position battle and what this means now to the other signal-callers in terms of their depth chart ranking. 

(16:44) There were many other stories lines on offense to track at Camp Tontozona and discuss them all in this segment

(43:00) Moving to the other side of the ball, how did the influx of bodies compared to spring affect the play of the defensive line? We examine that position and the rest of the Sun Devil defense in last week's sessions

(62:47) Discussing the Sun Devils' to-do list and has my season prediction changed in light of the new starting quarterback and teams' performance thus far in preseason sessions?  

Devil’s Junkie Bonus Podcast: Sizing up the Pac-12

Devil’s Junkie Bonus Podcast: Sizing up the Pac-12

July 30, 2019

Episode Rundown (18 minutes)

 

LOS ANGELES - Ralph Amsden and Hod Rabino share their impressions of Pac-12 Media Day, how the various coaches reacted to their standing in the preseason poll, and how do they see the division races shaping up for the 2019 season.

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Fall Camp Preview

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Fall Camp Preview

July 29, 2019

We’re exactly one month ahead of ASU’s season opener and just a couple of days away from the Sun Devils’ first preseason practice. We take a comprehensive look at the 2019 Arizona State squad and break down each and every position and its storylines going into this season.

Episode Rundown (128 minutes)

(1:11) Reviewing the media preseason poll from Pac-12 Media Day. Was that projection a fair one for ASU and its conference foes?

(12:17) We start our Fall Camp preview with the question on every ASU fan’s mind, who will emerge at the end of camp as the Sun Devils’ starting quarterback? We examine all the scenarios in play and what the most likely outcome will be.

(20:57) Diving into the rest of the groups on offensive discussing the importance of having a no. 2 running back, how the depth chart at wide receiver can hinge greatly on one or two receivers’ health, and what can we expect from both the tight end and the offensive line groups? 

(60:40) During spring practice ASU’s defensive line had more of its fair share of challenges to deal with. Will fall camp resent a more encouraging picture? How do we view the bevy of talent returning at linebacker and the changes that took place with that unit?

(97:27) Wrapping up our defensive preview with a look at the cornerbacks and safeties which do have quite a bit of experience at the starting position, but a very young group of backups.

 

(117:17) No, we didn’t forget about ASU’s special teams and what we can expect to see taking place on a unit looking to be more productive in 2019.

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Recapping the month of May (and a little bit of June)

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Recapping the month of May (and a little bit of June)

June 3, 2019

Episode Rundown (82 minutes)

(0:59) Discussing the hire of Marvin Lewis to the football coaching staff, the two newest 2020 class pledges.

(13:39) How should we view the 15 players who departed the program during and after the 2018 season? Which now former players may adversely impact the team more than others and how do I view the concept of the transfer portal?

(30:51) ASU basketball adds two junior college frontcourt players in the 2019 class. How well have they reconciled the departures on this team and how can it help the Sun Devils come close to duplicating last year’s results?  

(45:51) Fresh off its season-ending loss in the Baton Rouge regional, I share my view of the ASU baseball program and how the results of the 2019 season can potentially affect the future of head coach Tracy Smith

(55:13) Answering our listeners’ questions

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Hurley staying, Dort leaving and its impact

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Hurley staying, Dort leaving and its impact

April 12, 2019

Breakdown (67 minutes)

(:36) Earlier this evening ASU basketball head coach Bobby Hurley announced that he and the school are working on a contract extension. Why did Hurley turn down an opportunity at St. John's and what aspects of his current job compelled him to stay with the Sun Devils?

(27:50) Luguentz Dort leaving for the NBA draft was no surprise but slamming the door shut on a possible return was. What were the factors in play and how will that affect the 2019-20 roster?

(50:56) Answering your questions regarding various Sun Devil sports topics

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Season’s end in Tulsa

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Season’s end in Tulsa

March 23, 2019

Breakdown (49 minutes)

 

(:35) Analyzing ASU’s 91-74 loss to Buffalo in the NCAA Tournament. Were the warning signs already present 48 hours prior in a win over St. John’s?

 

(16:19) Putting that loss in the rearview mirror how should we look at the totality of the 2018-19 campaign? Discussing whether Luguentz Dort will leave for the NBA draft and the one-year impact Zylan Cheatham has had on this program.

 

(45:12) Should we view this season as a success and what should we look forward to next season with this Sun Devil squad?

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: ASU hoops makes it back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. What awaits them in March?

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: ASU hoops makes it back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. What awaits them in March?

March 18, 2019

Breakdown (62 minutes)

 

(1:59) Discussing the path the Sun Devils took in qualifying for the field of 68. Was the First Four seeding too harsh? How can playing a midweek game in Dayton affect ASU heading into that contest and also in the event that they advance?

 

(14:47) Breaking down ASU’s opponent on Wednesday, St. John’s, and why the Red Storm will remind you so much of the 2017-18 Sun Devils?

 

(25:03) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions.

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: The road back from Tucson ASU hoops version, spring practice recap

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: The road back from Tucson ASU hoops version, spring practice recap

March 10, 2019

Breakdown (93 minutes)

 

(2:41) Describing the in-game and postgame atmosphere in Tucson and explaining the overall context of Saturday’s win  

 

(11:14) Breaking down ASU’s 72-64 win over Arizona and its implications for postseason play both in this week’s Pac-12 Tournament and potentially next week in the NCAA Tournament.

 

(27:45) Putting a bow on ASU Football spring practices, discussing my observations and providing a snapshot of each and every position and what we can expect in fall camp.

 

(65:14) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions.

My interview on SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio regarding ASU’s Spring Game

My interview on SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio regarding ASU’s Spring Game

March 1, 2019

Discussing the state of the Sun Devils as they conclude their spring practices. Why the early practice date, the latest on the quarterback battle and si there a buzz for the 2019 season? 

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Mid-spring assessment of ASU football, another road split by ASU hoops cause for concern?

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Mid-spring assessment of ASU football, another road split by ASU hoops cause for concern?

February 18, 2019

Breakdown (95 minutes)

 

 

(1:56) Thin numbers and injuries during spring practice have made it challenging to get a true read on ASU football, but nonetheless, we’ll provide our takeaways from the various position groups, and discuss which players are cementing their depth chart position thus far. We start on offense and a quarterback competition that seems to be following the same narrative as the first week of spring.

 

(30:32) We provide a snapshot of the defense throughout eight spring sessions and how the questions marks are more prevalent in the front six than the defensive backfield?

 

(44:08) ASU basketball provides another cruel Déjà vu following a two-game series split. What are the potential implications here concerning an inconsistent squad?

 

(58:47) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions.