Ty and Dan talk with Jake Trotter from ESPN.com about the hype surrounding Oklahoma, Baylor’s defense, Texas’s expectations, Oklahoma State’s quarterback situation and much more from the Big 12. Plus, some chatter about alleged academic misconduct at Notre Dame.
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Ty and Dan talk with Holly Anderson from Grantland.com about Florida’s rebooted offense, the Dak Prescott Hype Machine, Lane Kiffin’s Alabama offense, Auburn’s encore, Leonard Fournette, and much more. Plus, Ed O’Bannon’s victory and the increasing power of the Power 5 conferences.
Ty and Dan talk with Chip Patterson from CBSSports.com about the upcoming ACC season, Florida State’s chances of losing, Duke’s chances of repeating last year’s results, Clemson’s defense, North Carolina’s schedule and Frank Beamer’s eight-win bed at Virginia Tech.
Ty and Dan kick off their conference previews by talking with Big Ten Network’s Dave Revsine about Ohio State’s projections, losses on defense for Wisconsin and Michigan State, potential regression for Christian Hackenberg, Michigan’s dreadful offensive line in 2013, and much much more. Plus, a quick walkthrough of Dave’s fascinating new book The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation.
Ty and Dan address the cancellation of Fox Sports 1′s Saturday morning show, Bob Stoops’s fiery potshots at the SEC, Georgia’s questionable defense, Gary Nova’s elusive Heisman campaign, and the likelihood of James Franklin annoying every other Big Ten coach. Plus, office bathroom etiquette, heist planning, the merits of Jaegermeister, and winning strategies for drinking on college football Saturdays
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 football futures bets. And, since it’s the offseason, a special dose of life advice with an esteemed female guest.
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 soccer Clemsoning? What sites should be on a college football bucket list? All that, plus cartoony college mascots as real humans, the hottest Friends character, and gritty details from Dan’s personal life.
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.
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.
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 and Jeremy Schaap’s hair.