LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22: Brock Osweiler #17 of the Arizona State Sun Devils throws against the Boise State Broncos during the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boise State won 56-24. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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ASU Sun Devils head coach Todd Graham is busy filling out his coaching staff.

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Speak Of The Devils Podcast: Complete Analysis Of ASU's Hire Of Todd Graham

The Todd Graham era has begun at Arizona State, and not a moment too soon. The dreadful search for ASU's next head coach is over, and the Speak of the Devils show has you covered. In fact, so much is covered that this week's show is in two parts

In Part 1, we talk with ArizonaSports.com's Vince Marotta, one of the leading sports voices in the state to get his take on the surprise hiring and the immediate implications. We then go in-depth with former ASU defensive end Kyle Caldwell to examine the recruiting impact, break down the Xs and Os of the 3-3-5 defense and what Graham needs to do turn the program around.

Click here to stream Part 1, or listen through iTunes

Part 2 goes deep inside ASU's hire, examining Graham's entire career--his strengths, weaknesses, pros and cons and what to expect here at ASU. From how his early stops at Rice and Tulsa, to the challenges faced at Pitt to the impact on recruiting, nothing goes missing in this episode.

Click here to stream Part 2, or listen through iTunes

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Todd Graham In Video To Pitt Players: 'I've Got A One-Year Plan'

Early reaction to the reported hiring of Todd Graham as the next Arizona State football coach has been mixed. Some seem pleased the search is over and cite Graham's Texas roots as a positive for the Sun Devil program. Others are correctly pointing out that Graham only spent one season with Pitt after being hired away from Tulsa in January 2011. 

There seems to be understandable bitterness coming from the Pittsburgh football community and some trepidation from Arizona as well. 

To get some insight into ASU's new (reportedly) head football coach, watch this video posted on PittPanthers.com

In the video, we see a highly energetic coach who at the age of 47 is out on the field taking a hands-on approach to coaching. The former player appears active and engaged and passionate which are all qualities we've heard ASU fans ask for in their next football coach.

Ironically, the video starts with Graham telling his players, "Let me tell you, I'm building a program here and I don't got no five-year plan. I've got a one-year plan."

Let's hope that Graham doesn't come to ASU with only a one-year plan.

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Todd Graham Texted News Of His Departure To Pitt Players

News is pouring in that Arizona State University will hire Todd Graham to be their next head football coach. ASU hasn't confirmed the news but that only seems to be a matter of time given that Graham already told his players at Pitt that he was leaving. He reportedly notified the team that he coached for one season of his departure via text message.

Source: Todd Graham leaving Pitt after one year - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"I have resigned my position at Pitt in the best interest of my family to pursue the head coaching position at Arizona State," Graham said. "Coaching there has always been a dream of ours and we have family there. The timing of the circumstances have prohibited from telling you this directly. I now am on my way to Tempe to continue those discussions. God Bless. Coach Graham."

Graham's Pitt Panthers went 6-6 this season and are scheduled to play SMU in the BVAA Compass Bowl. Three Pitt assistants have already departed the school to join Rich Rodriguez in Tucson.

For all the latest AZ sports news, follow us on Twitter @SBNArizona and "Like" us on Facebook. 

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