Todd Graham


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On this week's special edition of the Pac-12 Networks Football Podcast featuring "The Drive," a Pac-12 Networks original documentary-style show chronicling the Arizona State and California football seasons, ASU head coach Todd Graham and "The Drive" producer Yogi Roth join Mike Yam to share what the experience has been like both in front of and behind the camera.

Moments to listen for:

  • Yogi Roth and Mike discuss what it was like to be the first to go behind the closed doors of a college football program. (2:50)
  • Yogi shares a funny story about chronicling Washington alum and current Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker during his time with the Huskies. (3:30)
  • Yogi talks about realizing the potential for telling the stories of all 105 players and staff members on each team and the experience of capturing some of the most impactful stories on ASU's roster, including Marion Grice's performance in a bowl game a week after his brother was murdered and Carl Bradford's struggle following his dad's death. (7:20)
  • Coach Graham joins the show to share what it's like to let cameras into some of the most sacred places of the Sun Devil football program, how the cameras haven't changed his "train and strain" coaching philosophy and what it's been like to watch the personal stories of his players unfold. (14:50 - 32:15)
  • Yogi reveals the unique perspective he had  producing the episode that featureed a meeting of the minds between coaching legend Pete Carroll and California's head coach Sonny Dykes. (32:45)
  • Yogi explains his enthusiam documenting the delicate relationship between young college players and their coaches. (36:00)
  • Mike challenges Yogi, who is also the voice of "The Drive", to use his voiceover skills on the spot. (39:45)
  • Yogi turns the tables and challenges Mike to do a voiceover. Challenge is accepted, followed by Yogi coaching Mike up. (41: 40)
  • The duo discuss what viewers still have to look forward to on "The Drive" as the excitement of the end of football season and bowl games approaches. (45:00)


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