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May 2011

George Dohrmann

Ty and Dan talk with Sports Illustrated’s George Dohrmann about his highly-anticipated piece on Jim Tressel and wrongdoing at Ohio State University. Plus, new allegations against Terrelle Pryor and a hard look at where the Buckeye football program goes after the resignation of its head coach.

Click Chorus: May 31, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel. In the back of my mind, you’re getting the 24-style silent clock countdown treatment. Good night, sweet prince (of alleged corruption). ***** Ahem… • Ohio State coach Jim Tressel has officially coached his last game for the Buckeyes after resigning amid pressure [...]

Click Chorus: May 27, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Sophia Bush, former USC student and current person who probably could not care less about NCAA sanctions. Basically she’ll looks nice on the site for a long weekend. ***** • SI.com’s Andy Staples says the NCAA, after the USC ruling, has “painted themselves into a corner” regarding the [...]

Frank Spaziani (5/26)

Ty and Dan talk with Frank Spaziani from Boston College about his coaching resume, new offensive coordinator, recruiting strategies, and the future of his mustache. Plus, Verballer e-mails.

Click Chorus: May 26, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by UC Riverside alum and Hangover Part 2 actress Jamie Chung. Chung is attractive and UCR is known has the Highlanders and their bear mascot has a half blue face to honor William Wallace. No part of that sentence was invented in any way. ***** • Former Ohio State [...]

Later this summer, a behind the scenes tome will be published covering the often sordid history of “The Solid Verbal,” the popular college football podcast and radio show hosted by us, Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein. Our choices were to either let somebody else profit from our story or to get in on the action [...]

Click Chorus: May 25, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by late West Virginia alumnus Don Knotts, who despite his allegiance to the Mountaineers, would’ve probably sided with Johnny Law re: Dana Holgorsen. ***** • West Virginia OC Dana Holgorsen was allegedly escorted from the premises of a casino. Allegedly. • SEC commissioner Mike Slive is proposing anti-oversigning legislation. [...]

Chris Brown (5/24)

Ty and Dan talk with Chris Brown from SmartFootball.com about turnover among offensive assistants in college football and the impact new philosophies will have on their respective teams.

Click Chorus: May 24, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Athens, GA native Kim Basinger, who probably doesn’t know Jake Scott, recent College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Georgia. She also probably doesn’t know that her scenes in Wayne’s World 2 made me feel all funny inside. Probably. ***** • SI.com’s Andy Staples has a post-spring Top [...]

Food: LSU (Baton Rouge, LA)

Today’s college town restaurant/bar recommendations takes us to Baton Rouge, LA courtesy of Verballer Ryan (find his work here).  As always feel free to add anything he may have missed by emailing us at SolidVerbal@gmail.com. These are his words: ***** Ruffino’s – Makes Herbstreit’s list of best college town restaurant pretty much every year, and [...]

Click Chorus: May 23, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by former Minnesota attendee Bob Dylan, who, you won’t believe this, was a heroin enthusiast for a bit. Upset of all upsets, I know. ***** • CBS’s Brett McMurphy eyeballs the Big East and the crossroads it may or may not find itself nearing. • When Michigan plays Notre [...]

Click Chorus: May 20, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Nebraska fan and GIANT Big Red fan Warren Buffett. He was kind enough to cameo on “The Office” last night, mediocre as it has become. ***** • The Big Ten is looking to give its students a little extra sumthin-sumthin (around $3,000) to assist with “transportation, clothes, and [...]

Mike Hall (5/19)

Ty and Dan talk with Mike Hall from Big Ten Network about the conference’s offseason storylines, the impact his network has had on college football, and his unconventional path to becoming an anchor.

Click Chorus: May 19, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Ohio State alum and noted enthusiasm curber, Richard Lewis. Great, thanks Jim Tressel, another thing for Lewis to get bummed out about. Just great. ***** • SI Video has a great video piece about the University of Alabama and the recent tornado. Incredibly for SI, it’s not a [...]

Click Chorus: May 18, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Whitney Cummings, Penn graduate and awesomely mean comedian with two shows getting picked up for the fall. Not bad. ***** • CBS Sports new guy Brett McMurphy profiles Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, modern hand-holding enthusiast. • Miami will lose their most appropriately-named Hurricane, RB Storm Johnson, to a [...]

Herb Hand (5/17)

Ty and Dan talk with Herb Hand, Vanderbilt’s offensive line coach, about the spread offense, recruiting lineman, player development, his relationship with Gus Malzahn, and his notable dodgeball accomplishments. Download the show

Click Chorus: May 17, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you once again by NC State alumnus Zach Galafianakis, star of Between Two Ferns and other things that may come out soon. ***** • Ole Miss dismissed DE Delvin Jones and LB Clarence Jackson after they were arrested for public drunkenness. It was not the first trouble either had been in. [...]

Click Chorus: May 16, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by UC Santa Cruz alum and star of the weekend’s #2 movie, Bridesmaids. This marks the first time that a Banana Slug starred in any weekend’s #2 movie. Ok, I’m just guessing here. ***** • Ohio State and coach Jim Tressel have hired a law firm made up of [...]

Click Chorus: May 13, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Raylan Givens. I just got caught up on “Justified,” and holy hell is it good. I don’t know if ora where a fictional character went to college, so let’s just assume Oregon. ***** • Alabama OL Aaron Douglas was found dead in Jacksonville. He was a JUCO transfer [...]

Click Chorus: May 12, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Adam “Pac-Man” Jones, West Virginia attendee and noted rainmaker. Former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker is seething with jealousy. ***** • The Fiesta Bowl was fined ONE MILLION DOLLARS for their minor corruption snafus, but will stay in the BCS. That’s a lot of complimentary 2015 tortilla chips [...]