Speak of the Devils Podcast: ASU’s place in a post-Pac-12 world

A murky future for the remainder of the conference
What's next for ASU?
What's next for ASU?(Arizona's Family)
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 11:27 PM MST
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(3TV/CBS 5) -- USC and UCLA’s forthcoming move to the Big Ten has sent shockwaves throughout college sports, and it has raised major questions about ASU’s future. Hod Rabino, publisher of DevilsDigest.com, joins us to discuss the move, the next steps, whether staying or bolting to the Big 12 is best, what it says about ASU’s place in the sport, and much more.


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What We Learned From Spring Practices: A roundtable discussion with Hod Rabino and Cole Topham on the big lessons from spring ball.

The Latest from Spring Ball: A discussion of the spring’s developments with Cole Topham of DevilsDigest.com.

Spring Practice Update: We dive into the early storylines and talk with freshman WR Javen Jacobs.

Spring Practice Preview: We look ahead to spring ball and talk with D.J. Davidson and Tyler Johnson about their roads to the NFL Draft.

Sun Devil State of Affairs: We dive into the major issues facing the program with Jordan Simone.

EMERGENCY EPISODE: Jayden Daniels enters transfer portal: We break down the news of ASU’s QB leaving town.

Football update and baseball season preview: We discuss the latest football personnel moves & preview the baseball season with Travis Buck.

Signing Day and staff turmoil: We review the new signings and the staff turnover with Hod Rabino.

EMERGENCY EPISODE: A major coach staff shakeup: We discuss the firings & resignations with Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com.

Tracking ASU’s transfer portal activity: We break down the arrivals and departures through the portal & catch up with outgoing QB Ethan Long.

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Las Vegas Bowl preview: A preview of the bowl game and a conversation with new TE Messiah Swinson.

Early signing period recap: A deep dive into ASU’s first group of signees with Hod Rabino & new DT Robby Harrison.

No such thing as an offseason: We discuss the latest developments of an already active time of year.

Kept the Territorial Cup; So now what?: The regular season over, but the drama is just getting started, plus a conversation with Ralph Amsden.

2021 Territorial Cup Preview: We preview the Duel in the Desert with Brandon Magee, D.J. Foster, and Adam Green.

A thrilling comeback and battling the Beavers: We breakdown ASU’s comeback vs. Washington and preview a battle with the Beavs.

Trouncing the Trojans and a battle by the bay: We discuss the big win over USC and look ahead to a key game against Washington.

ASU basketball season preview with Kyle Dodd: We are joined by former ASU point guard and current radio analyst Kyle Dodd for an in-depth discussion about the season ahead.

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ASU vs. Washington State preview: We look ahead to ASU’s homecoming game, talk with kicker commit Carter Brown, and chat with Ralph Amsden about the Devils and the Pac-12.

State of the Sun Devils at the bye: We hold a frank & in-depth discussion on the state of the team with Jordan Simone and Hod Rabino.

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ASU vs. UNLV preview: A look at the opening win and a look ahead to a rout of the Rebels.

ASU vs. Southern Utah preview: We preview the 2021 season opener.

2021 season preview and predictions: We are joined by Hod Rabino and Jordan Simone for a wild preview roundtable.

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Camp update and staff shakeups: We discuss the impact of the latest coaching moves, the biggest early camp surprises, and talk with new TE coach Juston Wood and ESPN’s Matt Barrie.

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