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The Pac is back, so let's break it down. After a look at the latest fall camp news, we talk with ASU DB DeAndre Pierce about transferring to ASU and playing for his dad Antonio (15:22). Then we take a look at how we think the North (29:25) and South (1:07:46) divisions will play out, with a Sun Devil Stock Report in between (55:55). We're then join…
 
Is this the year the tight end is back for ASU? The question is something of an annual tradition in Tempe, but a new offense and Adam Breneman may help make it a reality. The former All-American tight end joined the Sun Devil staff earlier this year, and he has made a major impact on the position and with the program's recruiting efforts. On this e…
 
For Arizona State, reaching their championship aspirations means assembling a top quality staff. While many fans know about the assistant coaches, the Sun Devils have also put together a great group of analysts, including Anthony Garnett. A former All-conference QB, Garnett arrived in Tempe in 2018 and has made a strong impact in his role as a defe…
 
Trey Anderson is a name Sun Devil fans may not know...but they need to. The former Pitt and FIU QB has held a number of roles since arriving in Tempe in 2016. Currently, he's an offensive analyst who lends his experience to work with ASU's quarterbacks, and he has also been a key asset in recruiting In this episode, we take a deep dive into recruit…
 
In just five years, ASU has gone from NCAA hockey newcomer to ascendant powerhouse, thanks to the dedication and vision of head coach Greg Powers. In this episode, we discuss the challenging offseason, building the NHL pipeline, assembling a top 5 recruiting class, the strengths of next year's team, updates on the new rink and possible conference h…
 
Ready for Guard U 2.0? In this episode, ASU sophomore guard Caleb Christopher discusses how he's navigated this challenging offseason, the lessons from his freshman year, the motivation behind his powerful Black Lives Matter logo and how he's helping to spearhead efforts to effect lasting positive change. Plus, we talk about him teaming up with his…
 
As the debate on whether to play a college football season this fall continues, former ASU WR Ryan Newsome has a unique and informed perspective. He battled the deadly virus earlier this year and fully comprehends the danger it poses. On this episode, he opens up about his recovery, the complicated nature of having a fall or spring season, player e…
 
A local product out of Scottsdale, linebacker Kyle Soelle has been a valuable contributor during his ASU career. Heading into an uncertain 2020 season, he is primed to play a larger role in the new Sun Devil scheme. In this episode, we discuss how he and the team have handled the offseason, the biggest changes in the program from Graham to Herm, AS…
 
Goodbye, non-con. We begin by examining the impact of the elimination of the non-conference games, what a new schedule could look like...or if there will even be a 2020 slate. We then hear from Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com on the pandemic's impact on ASU's recruiting (53:18) before talking with ASU QB commit Finn Collins (1:25:52). We wrap up wit…
 
Arizona State has never been known as a basketball school...but that may be changing. Not long after being hired by ASU, Bobby Hurley brought on a familiar face to his staff, one that shared his Jersey City roots. And since his arrival in 2015, associate head coach Rashon Burno has proven to be a critical component of building a contender in Tempe.…
 
It's been a tough sports offseason, so we dusted off our epic 1996 team reunion special. Sit back & revel in the stories & memories from TWELVE of the stars from that legendary team. Keith Poole (3:47), J.R. Redmond (15:47), Damien Richardson (43:08), Kyle Murphy (1:00:06), Terry Battle (1:22:04), Jeremy Staat (1:33:09), Jeff Paulk (1:42:38), Grey …
 
Sun Devils are more than scholars and athletes. At Arizona State, there is a commitment to ensuring that the student-athletes of today are the successful and influential members of society tomorrow. Alonzo Jones is ASU's Associate AD, Inclusion & Championship Life. He oversees programs that help shape and mentor the Sun Devil student athletes to pr…
 
Being a black athlete in America today carries with it so many additional hurdles and obstacles many in society simply don't understand. Thankfully, many are speaking out to help create the change that is needed and to give valuable insight into their experiences. On this episode, ASU tight end Nolan Matthews opens up about the challenges facing bl…
 
What were you doing when you were 17 years old? Were you trying to hold back some of the most ferocious pass rushers in the nation? Because that's exactly what my guest on this episode was doing. LaDarius Henderson found himself thrust into ASU's starting lineup early last season as a true freshman. As to be expected, there was a steep learning cur…
 
Losing your defensive coordinator not once but twice in an offseason could be crippling. Then again, not every program has someone like Marvin Lewis to step right in. One of the game's best defensive minds is taking the reins for the Sun Devil defense as co-defensive coordinator in 2020. In this episode, we discuss getting back into coaching, ASU's…
 
What if they'd made that stop? What if he signed? What if he had stayed? Sun Devil football history is full of significant What If? moments, where the course of the program changed for better...or worse. On this episode, we break down 10 of the most fascinating and impactful What If? scenarios and theorize how things could have played out had they …
 
A wise man said, "You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good." Arizona State's football equipment manager Jerry Neilly is an invaluable part of the Sun Devil program. Neilly and his staff put in countless hours to ensure the team is properly equipped, looks good, and has every tool needed for success. On this episode, we discuss the…
 
For the Sun Devils to take the next step, they'll need to elevate their game in the trenches. This offseason, they made a hire they think can get them there. On this episode, I talk with Arizona State's new defensive line coach Robert Rodriguez. We discuss his time in the NFL and how ASU's Pro Model compares, the new 4-man front, the techniques in …
 
Time flies when you're having fun. Just like that, we have 249 episodes behind us. For our 250th, we look back to the show's humble beginnings before revisiting some of our favorite and most meaningful interviews...plus, a live performance from Ryan Bexley, and, yes, THAT Grey Ruegamer story. Time Index: Juan Roque (from Episode 1): 12:09 J.D. Hill…
 
It's a challenging time for the head of ASU Athletics. On this episode, I talk with Arizona State Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson. We go in-depth on a number of topics, including what must happen for sports to return, the economic impact of COVID-19 and how "everything is on the table" for the Sun Devils, what measures may be taken if fans…
 
Bobby Hurley and his Sun Devil squad just had a very good week. We kick things off by breaking down the three big additions to the program before getting expert insight from Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com (23:34). Then we're joined by ASU 5-star signee Marcus Bagley to discuss carrying on his grandfather's legacy in Tempe and building a hoops power…
 
Birkenstock CEO David Kahan joins Roger and Larry in studio. David discusses how Birkenstock embraces its company history and the differences between building a heritage brand vs. building an up and coming one. How do you build a lifestyle brand with an emotional connection to its fans and how do you leverage that connection for future success? See…
 
Roger and Larry are joined in studio by TB12 CEO John Burns to discuss the evolution of Tom Brady’s health and wellness brand. Building on his twenty-years of experience in venture capital and executive leadership in the consumer sector, John shares his insight and gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build a successful and lasting co…
 
Roger and Larry welcome Marianne Harrison, CEO of John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation, one of the largest insurers and fastest growing asset managers in the US. Marianne discusses everything from the beginnings of her career in public accounting to her ascent to the top of the male-dominated financial ser…
 
Jeff Smulyan joins Roger and Larry in studio. A one-time owner of The Seattle Mariners baseball team, Jeff is Chairman, CEO and Founder of Emmis, Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis–based diversified media company with operations in three U.S. markets. Jeff discusses the challenges in staying fresh and connected with a radio audience to ens…
 
All aboard! The early signing period officially brought some new passengers on the train. We kick off the episode with a rundown of all of the day's signees and what they'll bring to Tempe. During our rundown, we talk with two of the newest Sun Devil signees: RB DeaMonte Trayanum (39:33) and DB DJ Taylor (1:01:47) To close, Hod Rabino of DevilsDige…
 
Get those Letters of Intent ready. We kick things off by discussing the big news around the program, as ASU has their offensive coaching staff in place...as their star running back leaves early for the NFL. Next up, we get an insider's look at the Signing Day homestretch and other coaching news from DevilsDigest.com's Hod Rabino (28:04). After a lo…
 
The Cup is staying in Tempe...but some coaches are not. We lead off with a look at the coaching staff shakeup before we're joined by Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com for the latest developments and what may come next (35:35). Then we break down ASU's third-straight Territorial Cup win over Arizona (1:07:39). Finally, it's time for our annual season a…
 
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