Devil’s Junkie Podcast
The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Improbable road win leads to a perfect 3-0 mark

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Improbable road win leads to a perfect 3-0 mark

September 15, 2019

Episode Rundown (32 minutes)

(0:44) Discussing the all too familiar sight of a dominating Sun Devil defense which bends but not breaks and in instrumental in supporting a struggling offense en route to another win.

(11:58) Having extremely difficulty is moving the ball and scoring against a stout Spartan defense is more than understandable, but when it counted the most this side of the ball for ASU came through.

(22:31) Looking ahead to the ASU’s Pac-12 opener against Colorado at home this Saturday and the chances of the Sun Devils to continue their momentum thus far.

My ASU at Michigan State Preview on ESPNU Radio

My ASU at Michigan State Preview on ESPNU Radio

September 12, 2019

My interview today with Jon Crispin and Jon Jansen breaking down Saturday's afternoon matchup in East Lansing

September Struggles Ahead for Sun Devils?

September Struggles Ahead for Sun Devils?

September 10, 2019

Episode Rundown (45 minutes)

(0:52) What has been the main culprit for the Sun Devils' offensive struggles and how can they be remedied?  

(15:55) The ASU defense and special teams, on the other hand, have been bright spots in this young 2019 season. How can their performance be impacted as they continue and carry a heavy burden for this team? 

(33:16) Looking ahead to the road game at Michigan State what are some of the aspects that can dictate the outcome of this game?

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.