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Happy Birthday To Us! (8/26)

Ty and Dan celebrate their fifth birthday by taking live calls from Verballers about Stanford being potentially overrated, Penn State’s prospects against Syracuse, a hypothetical Oregon coach hire, Ty’s mysterious day job, and more.  Plus, does Jameis Winston make Florida State a contender, and does Louisville have any chance of being in the BCS Championship conversation?

Show Summary

On today’s episode of The Solid Verbal, Ty and Dan have themselves a bit of a birthday party, celebrating the show’s fifth year with live call-ins from the Verballers.

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The show gets some breaking news in the first call with reports of TCU defensive end and Big 12 player of the year Devonte Fields being cleared to play against LSU. The caller goes on to ask Ty about his mysterious day job. Ty says he works in the tech world, but would like to continue having people believe he works for the CIA They guys go into some talk on flip flop with discipline and Saturday’s LSU/TCU tilt.

The next caller asks if Stanford is getting too much hype, especially with a loaded schedule. He also asks Ty if he’s concerned that might Dan ascend to stardom and possibly become bigger than the show.

Dan from Lubbock calls to asks which bars in their respective college towns are their favorites. Ty goes with Gingerbread Man in State College and Dan goes with Rennie’s in Eugene. Dan from Lubbock also expresses concerned with Penn State’s opener against Syracuse and Ty talks him down.

Another Penn Stater calls asking about the Nittany Lions having their sanctions reduced or rescinded before 2016. Dan and Ty agree that it’s possible given the recent uproar against the NCAA. The caller also expresses concern for Penn State against the Orange on Saturday.

In between calls, Ty discusses his Notre Dame/Penn State fandom and reveals some scandalous details of his early fandom. The guys also talk Florida State as a national title contender, where Louisville sits in the national scene and some West Coast football.

The final caller enters the hypothetical universe and asks which coaches would never jump to Oregon, and conversely, which coach Ducks fans would want if the job were suddenly open?

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