Ty and Dan talk with Sports Illustrated’s George Dohrmann about his highly-anticipated piece on Jim Tressel and wrongdoing at Ohio State University. Plus, new allegations against Terrelle Pryor and a hard look at where the Buckeye football program goes after the resignation of its head coach.
Click Chorus: May 31, 2011
Today’s Chorus is brought to you by former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel. In the back of my mind, you’re getting the 24-style silent clock countdown treatment. Good night, sweet prince (of alleged corruption). ***** Ahem… • Ohio State coach Jim Tressel has officially coached his last game for the Buckeyes after resigning amid pressure from those around him at the university. Interim head coach Luke Fickell keeps the tag, but now with more games tacked on. • Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor is the subject of an investigation by both Ohio State and the NCAA regarding his ever-expanding car . . .
Click Chorus: May 27, 2011
Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Sophia Bush, former USC student and current person who probably could not care less about NCAA sanctions. Basically she’ll looks nice on the site for a long weekend. ***** • SI.com’s Andy Staples says the NCAA, after the USC ruling, has “painted themselves into a corner” regarding the UNC and Ohio State cases. He also opens it with a quote from Wednesday’s South Park, so you know it’s good. • A strange “incident” occurred involving nomadic QB transfer Tate Forcier last month. • Yahoo!!!!!’s Dan Wetzel has some advice for Ohio State. • . . .
Frank Spaziani (5/26)
Ty and Dan talk with Frank Spaziani from Boston College about his coaching resume, new offensive coordinator, recruiting strategies, and the future of his mustache. Plus, Verballer e-mails.
Click Chorus: May 26, 2011
Today’s Chorus is brought to you by UC Riverside alum and Hangover Part 2 actress Jamie Chung. Chung is attractive and UCR is known has the Highlanders and their bear mascot has a half blue face to honor William Wallace. No part of that sentence was invented in any way. ***** • Former Ohio State WR Ray Small sold his Buckeye memorabilia while still enrolled and on the team. I just hope Jim Tressel doesn’t fire E. Gordon Gee. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg puts it into context. • USC‘s appeal of the NCAA‘s 2010 decision was straight Mutumbo’d. Remember USC’s 2004 . . .
Part 1: “Those Guys Have All the Feeds”
Later this summer, a behind the scenes tome will be published covering the often sordid history of “The Solid Verbal,” the popular college football podcast and radio show hosted by us, Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein. Our choices were to either let somebody else profit from our story or to get in on the action ourselves. Since our goal from day one was to sell out to the highest (or most real) bidder, we figured we’d help out with the promotion, no matter how false and damaging the book may prove to be. Here are some early excerpts that we . . .
Click Chorus: May 25, 2011
Today’s Chorus is brought to you by late West Virginia alumnus Don Knotts, who despite his allegiance to the Mountaineers, would’ve probably sided with Johnny Law re: Dana Holgorsen. ***** • West Virginia OC Dana Holgorsen was allegedly escorted from the premises of a casino. Allegedly. • SEC commissioner Mike Slive is proposing anti-oversigning legislation. I imagine it’s called something like the SabanSpurrierNuttPetrino Addendum. Or something. • CBS Sports’s Brett McMurphy profiles Pitt coach Todd Graham. Graham celebrated by immediately suspending his backup QB. • ESPN’s Joe Schad reported that former NC State QB Russell Wilson visited Auburn yesterday. Excuse . . .
Chris Brown (5/24)
Ty and Dan talk with Chris Brown from SmartFootball.com about turnover among offensive assistants in college football and the impact new philosophies will have on their respective teams.
Click Chorus: May 24, 2011
Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Athens, GA native Kim Basinger, who probably doesn’t know Jake Scott, recent College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Georgia. She also probably doesn’t know that her scenes in Wayne’s World 2 made me feel all funny inside. Probably. ***** • SI.com’s Andy Staples has a post-spring Top 25. Ty’s already excited. • The Daily’s Dan Wolken takes down the APR system. • CBS’s Brett McMurphy weighs in on Big East expansion in the wake of the mammoth Pac-12 TV deal. Apparently, the Big East wants some pie. • EA Sports’s NCAA 12 . . .