Ty and Dan walk back through some highlights from spring games at Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Texas, Alabama and more. Plus, listener questions on this year’s Iowa, the future of coaches at UCLA and USC, Texas Tech’s defensive prospects, and hot tortilla takes. Special thanks to our sponsor, Texture, for making this show possible. Visit texture.com/verbal for a free trial
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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