Lou Holtz: College Football Prophet (8/24)

August 24, 2009

Ty and Dan discuss the latest predictions by Lou Holtz, the curious three-quarterback set at Michigan, Julio Jones’ fishing trip and USC’s practice regimens. Plus, drunken voice messages! Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/solidverbal E-mail: solidverbal@gmail.com Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website: https://146.66.103.97/~solidver *To enter the Solid Verbal’s pick ’em pool, follow this link (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/college) and use group ID # 7669 with a password of “solidverbal” *

August Countdown: Boise State (11)

August 24, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we trek into the Treasure Valley to examine Boise State. Don’t worry, I brought finger steaks from Buster’s, an ice cream potato from the Westside Drive-In, and my giant block of ice to slide down the hill next to the JR Simplot manor. How’s that for local references, Idahoans? First Impression Until a rogue safety throws his shoulder into your defenseless quarterback’s chin, it’s pretty impossible not to like the Boise State Broncos story. There’s the Fiesta Bowl, the innovative, . . .

August Countdown: LSU (12)

August 21, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we venture deep into the bayou, where beads are like currency, Nick Saban is the enemy, and purple and yellow is an acceptable color combination at social gatherings. First Impressions Les Miles is the kind of guy that doubles-down on every single hand of blackjack.  If he wins, he celebrates like a teenager after his first beer buzz.  If he loses, well, then you don’t want to be the dealer. Miles has brought this mentality to Baton Rouge — a . . .

Big Eastin’ It with David Fox

August 21, 2009

Ty and Dan talk with David Fox from Rivals.com about the Big East’s national profile, the impact of Greg Paulus on Syracuse’s football team, the trajectory of the West Virginia program, and the impact fantasy players in the conference. Plus, multiple voice messages and a MONSTER mailbag to help kill your Friday in celebration of the Solid Verbal being spotlighted by iTunes! (Episode 53) Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/solidverbal E-mail: solidverbal@gmail.com Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website: https://146.66.103.97/~solidver

August Countdown: California (13)

August 20, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, we break out the pachouli oil, impressive SAT scores, and our loudest protest bullhorns as we take a seat on Tightwad Hill to catch a glance at this year’s Cal Bears squad. Somewhere, Adam Duritz is totally feeling our vibe.                        First Impression Cal is and should always be a good football school. There’s a good amount of talent in Northern California and a great amount in Southern California. The . . .

August Countdown: Georgia (14)

August 19, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season.  Today, we travel deep within SEC territory to Athens, Georgia, a place that hates Ty Hildenbrandt and will have its opportunity to seek barbaric revenge when he visits on September 26th. First Impressions Two seasons ago, I penned the following line regarding Georgia football in an effort to draw a parallel between the Bulldogs and the great WWF star “The Ultimate Warrior“: Hulk Hogan once described The Ultimate Warrior as a “flat character.” Is that not Georgia? Other than a wild . . .

August Countdown: Oregon (15)

August 18, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, I will be insufferable and go into way too much detail about the Oregon Ducks. Our uniforms are bright, our mascot picks fights, and our cheerleaders are better looking than yours. See, I’m insufferable already.  First Impressions It seems that Oregon is in that perennial “Who Can Challenge USC?” position with Cal, and for good reason. The Ducks have an explosive offense, are well-coached, and have distinctive home field advantage at Autzen Stadium.  That said, 2009 is a transition year, . . .

August Countdown: Georgia Tech (16)

August 14, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today, travel to beautiful Atlanta, GA, which boasts the Georgia Dome, bad traffic, five Waffle House establishments, and a college with the best-looking, insect-related mascot in FBS college football.  That’s saying something. First Impresions While the ACC’s ability to compete with other BCS conferences remains somewhat in question, there’s no question that this year’s race within the conference will be wide open.  Though most publications go the safe route and pick Virginia Tech, there are really a handful of teams that . . .