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Spring Check-In with Andy Staples (4/13/2016)


Ty and Dan chat with SI.com’s Andy Staples and get his reaction to the NCAA’s ruling against satellite camps, Kirby Smart’s foray into state politics, some of the new coaching hires this college football offseason, and more. Plus, a lengthy discussion about deep fryer anxiety, airport food choices and fast food french fries.


Monster Mailbag: Part 2 (4/6/2016)


Ty and Dan attack another slate of Verballer questions from Twitter, Facebook and their inbox in the second part of their giant spring Q&A show. Will Jim Harbaugh end up back in the NFL? What’s the worst fight song? Which college football team would you erase if given the chance? And what’s the best way to watch a big game while stuck at a wedding. All that, plus road trips, more emo band comparisons and essential bathroom etiquette.


Monster Mailbag: Part 1 (3/30/2016)

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Ty and Dan sift through a mountain of Verballer questions and chat about potential breakout stars, this year’s Iowa, National Championship rematches, Big Ten “investments,” and the possible rebirth of the Zai-Era at Notre Dame, and much more. Plus, the best Pop Punk albums of all-time, Chicago food recommendations, and sage marriage advice.


Justin Fuente (3/23/2016)

Justin Fuente

Ty and Dan chat with new Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente about how he ended up in Blacksburg, his process for evaluating players, his vision for the Hokie program, what it’s like to follow in the footsteps of Frank Beamer, and much more. Plus, a brief trivia quiz and a quick Verbie Awards update.


D.J. Durkin (3/16/2016)


Ty and Dan play an interview with D.J. Durkin, Maryland’s new head football coach, and get details on building relationships his new players, recruiting strategies, big name assistant coaches, the Terps’ tight partnership with Under Armour, and much more. Plus, some quick NCAA tournament picks and a captivating hypothetical question.


Tom Herman (3/9/2016)


Ty and Dan talk with Tom Herman about his incredible first year at Houston, the constant rumors about other jobs, the path for a Group of Five team making the College Football Playoff, the history of his grill, and much more. Plus, a special showcase as Coach Herman breaks down a defining play from Houston’s season. View video of the play at SolidVerbal.com and SBNation.com.

Video of Tom Herman’s Showcase Play:

Tom Herman explains his favorite 2015 playPretty Cool: We had a coach, with film, break down his favorite playcall of the season (full audio in new ep)

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Bronco Mendenhall (3/2/2016)


Ty and Dan chat with Virginia’s new coach Bronco Mendenhall about his move away from BYU, the plan of attack in Charlottesville, getting buy-in from new players, picking assistants and much, much more. Plus, advice from the coach on the process of naming a child and gift giving on milestone birthdays.


Kirk Ferentz (2/24/2016)


Ty and Dan talk with Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz in Arizona about the Hawkeyes’ incredible 2015-16 season, managing expectations, future prospects, work/life balance and his lost luggage. All that, plus a bonus hypothetical about weather control.


Tom Rinaldi (2/17/2016)


Ty and Dan sit down with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi and chat about the art of storytelling, the evolution of his craft, his goals as a broadcaster, and his best dadjoke.


Verbie Ballot Reveal (2/10/2016)


Ty and Dan introduce a star-studded 2016 Verbie Awards ballot, complete with the names (and shames) that made the 2015 college football season truly memorable. Vote for the 2016 Verbie Awards now at SolidVerbal.com or SBNation.com.



National Signing Day Special (2/3/2016)

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Ty talks with Brandon Huffman about the biggest storylines from National Signing Day 2016, including Charlie Strong’s big haul, Clay Helton’s late surge, and Jim Harbaugh’s general weirdness. Plus, the instant impact players in this year’s recruiting class, the programs that overperformed on the trail, and much more. Most importantly, the brave story of Brandon’s daughter Avery in her fight against DIPG and how Verballers can help raise awareness for childhood cancer.

Photo by Kimberly P. Mitchell (USA Today Sports)


Rece Davis (1/27/2015)

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Ty and Dan interview ESPN’s Rece Davis and chat about his first year as host of College GameDay, the misconceptions about personal bias in broadcasting, the difference between hosting a football show and a basketball show, the nickname he’s always wanted, and more. Plus, a quick run through the latest college football news and a check-in with Mama Rubenstein for some British television recommendations.