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The Golden Scallion (7/17)

NCAA Football: National Championship Trophy Unveiling

Ty and Dan try to find something useful from SEC Media Days and debate whether the new national championship trophy looks more like a scallion or a sex toy. Plus, a realistic look at Tennessee's 2014 expectations, Notre Dame's chances of beating Florida State, a haphazard over/under for Maryland and Rutgers, and some value college [...]

Marathon Men (7/11)

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Ty and Dan pay homage to the loyal, downloading Verballers by putting on one of the longest episodes in the history of the show, and filling it entirely with listener questions, comments and random musings. What kind of success will Lane Kiffin have at Alabama? Who is college football's "Tecmo Bo"? Was Brazil's loss to Germany a [...]

Facebook Fireworks (7/4)

Facebook Fireworks (7/4)

Ty and Dan field a variety of questions from Facebook and discuss the second best quarterback in the ACC, potentially intriguing non-conference matchups, James Franklin's good vibrations, and Under Armour's new Notre Dame apparel. Plus, the ever-important hot-dog-or-hamburger debate, the gravitational pull of high school music preferences, and a 90s boy band deathmatch.

The Verbie Award Watch List (6/26)

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Since watch lists are all the rage nowadays, Ty and Dan dust off The Solid Verbal's crystal ball and create their own haphazard list of potentials for the 2014-15 Verbie Awards. Plus, pre-recorded reactions to the USA-Germany World Cup match and the most in-depth body grooming discussion ever attempted on a college football podcast.

Scorching Hot Takes (6/19)

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Ty and Dan run through a list of scorching hot sports takes and other bold predictions that may be unlikely to occur, including an 8-4 season by the Oregon Ducks, a road loss for Florida State, a Doug Nussmeier tire fire in Ann Arbor, and more. Plus, the Pac-12's time change, Duke's trade with Florida [...]

State of the Coaching Union (6/13)

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Ty and Dan talk with Bruce Feldman from Fox Sports about ten prominent college football coaches and how they rank in terms of recruiting, strategy, and organizational aptitude. Plus, some advice for new fathers and all the reasons why Charlie Weis is the worst coach of a major college football program.

Dunzo (6/5)

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Ty and Dan chat briefly about Dan's interaction with the college stars of yesteryear before launching themselves, full-throttle, into a spirited game of "Dunzo or Not Dunzo" on topics pertaining to college football. From neutral site games to intrusive television graphics, conference scheduling, College Gameday, Paul Finebaum, and antiquated websites, no stone is left unturned.

Andy Staples: Part 2 (5/28)

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In the second part of their epic conversation with Andy Staples from SI.com, Ty and Dan stray away from college football and pick Andy’s brain on fashion tips for the husky, successful relationships, the best states for BBQ and much more. (Again, we stress: this isn't a football show. Hey, it's the offseason! If you'd [...]

Andy Staples: Part 1 (5/22)

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Ty and Dan talk with Andy Staples from SI.com about college football's power balance, the future arc of the new playoff, the sustainability of college football as a business, the teams with the fewest questions and more. Plus, Auburn's three new national championships and the ridiculous Rimington watch list.

Special Roundtable (5/14)

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With Ty away attending to secret business, Dan records a special roundtable episode with SBNation’s Ryan Nanni and talks schedule-adjusted top 25 predictions, Michigan QBs, the Pac-12's second tier, and then an extended life, clothes, and relationship talk, featuring the return of Dr. Jane. 

Mr. Jones And Me (5/7)

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Ty talks with David Jones from The Patriot News about Bill O'Brien's departure from Penn State, the process of hiring of James Franklin, the current state of the football program, and some e-mail questions. Plus, Mama Hildenbrandt stops by for a few good minutes of ranting about Johnny Manziel's attitude and Mel Kiper's hair.

Crab Legs and Draft Picks (5/1)

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Ty and Dan break down Jameis Winston's run-in at Publix and debate whether he has already locked up the 2015 Verbie Award for Crime of the Year. Plus, a haphazard NFL Draft preview and a run down of the latest Selection Committee news.

SEC Primer (4/24)

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Ty and Dan talk with Braden Gall from Athlon Sports and SiriusXM College Sports Nation about the biggest spring storylines in the SEC, including quarterback derbies around the conference, Auburn's chances of repeating as conference champ, Georgia's defense, Florida's offense, and much more.

Meeting the Bag Man (4/17)

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Ty and Dan are joined by SBNation's Steven Godfrey, the author of "Meet the Bag Man: How to Buy College Football Players, In the Words of a Man Who Delivers the Money". The three discuss the methodology by which players are secretly paid, the underlying motivations for providing improper benefits, the types of superfans who [...]

Facebook Show (4/10)

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Ty and Dan field a creative batch of Facebook questions, discuss injuries during spring practices, and ponder the inevitable complaints about the College Football Playoff. Plus, a special visit from the future Mrs. Ty.

ACC Primer (4/3)

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Ty and Dan welcome Chip Patterson from CBSSports.com to break down spring storylines in the ACC, including Florida State's retooling on defense, Clemson's new names on offense, Duke's chances of winning the Coastal, Miami's upward mobility, the tire fire that is Wake Forest football, and much more. And, the show comes off the rails with [...]

State of the Unions (3/27)

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Ty talks with John Infante from The Bylaw Blog about Kain Colter's big victory and how unionization could affect college athletics in the short-term as well as the future.

Big 12 Primer (3/19)

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Ty and Dan chat with Jake Trotter from ESPN.com about Charlie Strong's personnel at Texas, Trevor Knight's long-term prospects at Oklahoma, Baylor's offense, West Virginia's defense, Iowa State's upside, and much more. Plus, a "life" bracket on the eve of the NCAA basketball tournament.

Pac-12 Primer (3/13)

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Ty and Dan are joined by Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports to discuss way-too-early storylines in the Pac-12 and George Whitfield's quarterback camp before wandering into the Uncomfort Zone. Plus, Brent Musburger's demotion, the best quarterback in the SEC, and the most fightable college coaches.

Stew’s B1G Primer

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Ty and Dan discuss the SEC Network's chess match with DirecTV and the next college coach to bolt for the NFL before interviewing Stewart Mandel from SI.com about his way-too-early look at the Big Ten, the public perception of Bret Bielema, and general advice when selection wedding bands.