ASU's 2023 spring practice slate is in the books. With Hod Rabino and Cole Topham of DevilsDigest.com joining us in studio, we break down the quarterback competition, major developments, key position battles, questions both raised and answered, and the Sun Devils' updated offseason to-do list.
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Episode 369 - Signs of Life & ASU vs. Cal Preview
1:40:09After a look at the latest injury news, we dive into ASU's loss to No. 5 USC. We examine the promising signs showed and whether they can signal a turnaround. We then talk with ASU tight ends coach Jason Mohns, who discusses the group's progress and what lies ahead (37:33). Then we go behind enemy lines with Maria Kholodova of Rivals and The Daily Californian for an insider look at Cal (45:28) before diving into our game preview and predictions.
Episode 368 - An Offensive Display & USC Preview
1:44:25Yikes. Welp. Yeah. It was a night to forget for the Devils, but one worth discussing. We begin the show with a dive into the lengthy injury report and a change in playcaller before discussing the major takeaways from ASU's loss to Fresno State. Then we talk with two Sun Devils looking to continue making their mark, tight end Bryce Pierre (49:22) and running back Kyson Brown (51:53). Then we go behind USC lines with Trojan insider Ryan Young of TrojanSports.com (56:39) before examining ASU's major test to open Pac-12 play.
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Episode 367 - Testing the Depth & ASU vs. Fresno State Preview
1:48:02Another week, another tale of two halves. After a look at the growing injury concerns, we discuss the good and bad from the loss against Oklahoma State. We're then joined by former ASU offensive lineman and current graduate assistant Steven Miller for a report on the Devils' OL (37:11), and then RB Tevin White opens up on his road back to earning a role in the offense (43:48). Then we look ahead to Saturday's battle with the Bulldogs. We talk with Fresno State insider Andrew Marden (49:44) before diving into our game preview and give our predictions.
Episode 366 - A Wild Week 1 & ASU vs. Oklahoma State preview
2:02:49Weird. Wild. Wacky. Call Week 1 whatever you want, but most importantly, it was a win. After a look at the news, we dive into a look back at ASU's win over Southern Utah, and what can—and can't—be taken from it. We're then joined by Sun Devil running back DeCarlos Brooks (35:35) to discuss his performance and playing some fullback. Then, we talk with former ASU quarterback and current Pac-12 Network analyst Gus Farwell (39:24) for an expert look at how Jaden Rashada performed in his debut. Next, we go behind enemy lines with Oklahoma State insider Jeff Johnson of OStateIllustrated.com (1:05:18) before diving into our game preview and contrasting predictions.
Episode 365 - ASU vs. Southern Utah Preview
1:28:58Football is here, but in true ASU fashion, the season opener is joined by a disappointing development. We open with a dive into Arizona State's decision to self-impose a postseason ban just days out from the season and get reaction from senior defensive back Jordan Clark (25:13). We then turn our attention to the 2023 season opener against Southern Utah. We go behind Thunderbird lines with SUU TV play-by-play announcer Spencer McLaughlin before going into our game preview, complete with final score predictions.
ASU Self-Imposes Postseason Ban
17:57The first game week of the 2023 season got started under a black cloud, as before the Sun Devils took the field for Sunday's practice, the athletic department said it is imposing a one-year postseason ban on the team. Following practice, we heard from head coach Kenny Dillingham, defensive back Jordan Clark, and tight end Jalin Conyers (a thank you to DevilsDigest.com for the Conyers audio.
Fall Camp Quick Hit: Jaden Rashada named QB1
23:02It was Day 1 of the Rashada Era at Wednesday's practice. After the first practice following the decision to name true freshman Jaden Rashada the starting quarterback, hear from head coach Kenny Dillingham, offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin, and Rashada himself.
Episode 364 - 2023 Season Preview and Predictions
2:57:26ONE MORE WEEK! With the season just days away, we welcome Hod Rabino and Caleb Campero in studio to take a detailed look at the 2023 Sun Devils. After in-depth discussions on the offense, defense, and big picture questions, we all go on the record with our fearless season predictions! [Note: This was recorded hours before news broke that QB Jaden Rashada would start for the Sun Devils in the season opener]
Jaden Rashada Named Starting QB
12:12The most anticipated answer of fall camp is here. Quarterback Jaden Rashada will start Arizona State's season opener against Southern Utah. We discuss the decision, why Jaden was the pick, what it means for Trenton Bourguet, and the impact moving forward.
Sitdown Series - Kenny Dillingham
27:32In the span of about 15 years, a self-described "too short" and "too slow" linebacker at Chaparral High School has risen through the ranks to become the face of Sun Devil football. Kenny Dillingham's Sun Devils have yet to win a game, but the work he and his staff have put in over the last nine months has made great strides in Activating the Valley and re-engaging a weary fanbase. Now with his debut season nearly here, it's time to see how this new era of Sun Devil football will begin. On this episode, Kenny and I discuss the tough early work in revamping the program, his early football years, balancing the rigors of coaching with being a husband and father, the quarterback battle, and much more.