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Episode Guide

The full catalog of every episode of The Solid Verbal podcast from 2008.

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 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 [...]

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.

Summer Loving (6/21/2017)

Ty and Dan reveal their secret college football crushes in the slow, summer build up to the 2017 college football season.

Wedding Bells (6/14/2017)

Ty and Dan break down some of the most interesting marriages in college football and examine which ones will be forever, and which will go down in flames. Plus, a recap of Dan's wedding, honeymoon, and hot donut wall takes.

Bob Stoops Retires (6/7/2017)

Ty talks to Bruce Feldman from Fox Sports and Andy Staples from Sports Illustrated to react to the breaking news that Bob Stoops is stepping down from Oklahoma, effective immediately, and turning over the reins to Lincoln Riley. Plus, Malik Zaire's transfer to Florida, a quick look at a way-too-early top 25, and a chat [...]

June Q&A (6/1/2017)

Ty and Dan dig deep into the mailbag and talk about Bill Connelly's vision for college football, Lamar Jackson's weird underhype, playoff expansion, dirty coaches, and more. Plus, restaurant etiquette for the modern era, including strategies for tipping, double-dipping and everything in between.

How College Football Works: New Quarterbacks (5/24/2017)

Ty and Dan continue their offseason journey to learn more about the inner workings of college football by examining the plight of new quarterbacks with the esteemed Yogi Roth from Pac-12 Network and Life Without Limits Podcast. What's the trick to cultivating an inexperienced quarterback? What are the trappings of being a first-time starter? How [...]

Charlie Weis’s Millions (5/18/2017)

Ty and Dan connect up to discuss the once-in-a-lifetime scenario of Charlie Weis's multimillion dollar buyout and their hypothetical strategies for spending $19 million. Plus, a look at which lousy teams from 2016 stand the best chance of springing back to life this fall.

May Q&A (5/10/2017)

Ty and Dan sort through a mountain of important college football topics, ranging from the Big Ten West to the seeming return of pro-style quarterbacks in 2017. Plus, an important discussion about facilities etiquette.

Psychic Network (5/3/2017)

Ty, Dan and SB Nation's Bill Connelly gaze into their crystal balls and predict which spring storylines have staying power and which ones don't. Plus, Bill breaks down his new book The 50 Best* College Football Teams of All Time.

NFL Draft Preview with Josh Norris (4/24/2017)

Ty and Dan chat with Josh Norris from NBC Sports and Rotoworld and preview the 2017 NFL Draft. How does Christian McCaffrey fit in at the next level? Who's the best quarterback in the class? How has talent evaluation changed as the NFL has evolved? And most importantly, what will Josh's first move be when [...]

How College Football Works: Coach Hires

The college football coaching carousel takes fans for a ride every offseason. Where it stops is anyone’s guess, but how it starts is an even bigger question. The answer lies within the complex world of athletic directors, coaches and agents, at the intersection of vision, motivation and money.

April Q&A (4/5/2017)

Ty and Dan dip deep into the mailbag and debate the true temperature of Jim Mora's seat, Jim McElwains over-the-hump syndrome, college football quarterbacks on The Bachelor, and 2018 NFL Draft prospects. Plus, proper flask etiquette, mascot football, cold remedies, and Randay Edsall's sex appeal.