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College Football Week 4 Picks and Previews

Ty and Dan debate the sex appeal of Week 4's slate of night games while discussing Iowa's chances of outscoring Penn State, Mississippi State's odds of a second straight upset, and the likelihood of TCU stopping Oklahoma State's big plays. Plus, the curious state of Notre Dame's passing game, Purdue's unlikely "home dog of the [...]

College Football Week 3 Recap

Ty and Dan recap a great week of games and relive the thrilling Texas-USC re-enactment, Florida's "Hail Brenda" victory over Tennessee, full-fledged beat downs by Clemson and Mississippi State, and tasty upsets by Memphis and San Diego State. Also, Oklahoma State's incredible offense, Matt Canada's Halloween costume and a potential viral epidemic spreading around college [...]

College Football Week 3 Picks and Previews

Ty and Dan take a gander at a quiet(er) week of games that, despite its lack of true headliners, seems certain to be entertaining. With a slew of home underdogs and weird Vegas lines, Week 3 is silent... but deadly.

College Football Week 2 Recap

Ty and Dan walk back through Week 2's four giant night games and discuss Oklahoma's flag planting at Ohio State, USC's balanced approach to Stanford, and staggering defensive performances by Clemson and Georgia. Plus, James Franklin throws shade at Pitt, South Carolina ascends to the ranks of the Secretly Decent and TCU tries to get [...]

College Football Week 2 Picks and Previews

Ty and Dan deep drill a quadrupleheader of night games featuring a handful of college football blue bloods and discuss JT Barrett's passing attack, Clemson's plan against Auburn, Jake Fromm's first start for Georgia and a seemingly high point spread between USC and Stanford. Plus, what Deondre Francois's injury means for Florida State and a [...]

College Football Week 1 Recap

Ty and Dan rifle through an exciting start to the 2017 college football season as Alabama crockpotted Florida State, Michigan stifled Florida, Maryland stunned Texas, Western Michigan gave USC a scare and Purdue nearly knocked off Louisville. Plus, a recap of all the pertinent action and news from around the country.

College Football Week 1 Picks and Previews

Ty and Dan get fired up and run, full-speed, into Week 1 of the 2017 college football season and their tenth year of podcasting. Is Florida State at risk of an Alabama crockpotting? Can a rebuilt Michigan take advantage of Florida's suspensions? Is Tennessee in danger of an opening week upset? And what happens when [...]

2017 Pac-12 (And Notre Dame) Preview

Ty and Dan preview their final conference of the 2017 preseason and discuss USC's latest hype train, Washington's chances of another playoff appearance, Stanford's arousing possibilities, the return of Josh Rosen, and much more about the Pac-12. Plus, the much-awaited Oregon and Notre Dame previews! ***UPDATE: Enter our pick'em pool now! Click here!

2017 SEC Conference Preview

Ty and Dan delve deep into the heart of the SEC and try to find a weakness with Alabama, measure Jarrett Stidham's impact at Auburn, and discuss what Matt Canada can do for LSU's offense. Plus, the start of the Zai-Era at Florida, Jacob Eason vs. other SEC East quarterbacks, and an unusually exciting read [...]

Fantasy Things Draft (Live from NYC)

Ty and Dan, along with a diehard group of Verballers, assess the college football landscape in 2017 and stage a live, chair-exploding draft of their favorite potential storylines for the coming season. (This is a recorded version of a live show, which occurred on August 12, 2017 in New York City.)

2017 ACC Conference Preview

Ty and Dan run through the entire ACC and chat about a Deshaun Watson-less Clemson, a loaded Florida State, the Lamar Jackson Cardinals, a rising NC State, a Miami defense with serious swagger, and much more. Plus, Secretly Decent Pitt, Quietly Decent Duke, and an important question about undershirts. IMPORTANT LINKS: Buy the shirt! Take [...]

2017 Big Ten Conference Preview

Ty and Dan put together a mega episode to break down the 2017 state of the Big Ten, from Ohio State's seeming lock on conference supremacy to the ongoing rebuild at Rutgers. Will Michigan take a step back? Does Penn State have enough depth to make another title run? How much trust should you put [...]

2017 Big 12 Conference Preview

Ty and Dan have a spirited conversation about the state of the Big 12 entering the 2017 season and debate Texas's ceiling, Baylor's transition, Kansas State's win/loss total, Oklahoma State's defense, Lincoln Riley's first season at Oklahoma and much more. Plus, important news about our live show in New York City, the newest t-shirt, and [...]

The Solid Verbal Live: Fantasy Things Draft

In preparation for the upcoming 2017 college football season, Ty and Dan from The Solid Verbal Podcast examine the landscape, predict the most popular storylines... and pick their favorites. A favorite theme among listeners, the "Fantasy Things Draft" has become a staple part of The Solid Verbal's preseason regimen, and now for the first time, [...]

Sports Video Games of the 1990s

Ty and Dan are joined by ESPN'S Bill Barnwell and SB Nation's Ryan Nanni to discuss the most influential sports video games of the 1990s and debate whether Road Rash was a "sports" game, the merits of Olympic-themed video games, the role of the Madden series in their young lives, whether NBA Jam was the [...]

The History of The Solid Verbal

As Ty and Dan prepare for their 10th season of college football podcasting, they take a long look back at their improbable and unconventional journey into the sports media world and answer questions about where The Solid Verbal might go in the future.

Trench Warfare with Cole Cubelic

Dan has a free-flowing discussion with Cole Cubelic from SEC Network about the nuts and bolts of offensive and defensive line play, from coaching and evaluation to trends and much more. Plus, some quick pizza chatter for the record and a primer for what's going with next week's shows.

Heads Up (7/13/2017)

Ty and Dan walk through a series of intriguing one-on-one propositions and pick which sides they think will come out on top. Also, what Hideo Nomo has in common with the Big Ten West, the looming Zai-Era in Florida and Tom Herman.

July Q&A (7/6/2017)

Ty and Dan attack and overflowing inbox and address the pressing college football questions of the day, ranging from SEC football culture to optimal tailgating times and the best weeks of games in the upcoming season. Plus, strategies for watching football after marriage, a realistic look at mascots without eyeballs, and some new details about [...]

Dunzo or Not Dunzo (6/28/2017)

Ty and Dan run through a quick list of college football topics and channel their inner Kristin Cavallari to declare which are "dunzo" and which are not. Also, Dan's secret plot to become the one true Chairman of California.