The Devil’s Junkie Podcast (S3E12): The Road Back from El Paso


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Ralph Amsden dissects Arizona State's 52-31 Sun Bowl loss to North Carolina State while driving back from El Paso, and attempts to connect the errors of this particular game to recurring themes of the Todd Graham era. Armand Perry joins the podcast to talk about his life away from football, as well as what Todd Graham helped instill in him as a football player and young man. Finally, Ralph breaks down what Herm Edwards' priorities will be as he takes over Arizona State football.

Breakdown (96 minutes)


Ralph Amsden discusses Arizona State's loss to North Carolina State, and includes press conference comments from Todd Graham.

Former Arizona State defensive back Armand Perry (36:20):

Armand Perry discusses what he saw on the field at the 2017 Sun Bowl, and how he believes they'll regroup. Perry also discusses what he's been up to since retiring from football, and how Todd Graham positively affected his life beyond the gridiron.

What's in a legacy? (42:30):

Ralph Amsden works through the complex legacies of some of Arizona State's seniors and potential early entrees into the NFL draft, like Christian Sam, Kalen Ballage, Demario Richard, JoJo Wicker and more.

Final Thoughts: How can Herm Edwards right the ship? (59:45)

A look at what new Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards' initial priorities in taking over the program, as well as an examination of the expectations for next year, and a look at how Edwards' fate is ultimately tied to the fate of Athletic Director Ray Anderson.

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