August Countdown: Utah Utes (23)

August 5, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. Today we bring it on down to Utahville, where we’ll take a look at the only program to go undefeated twice in the BCS era. Another fun fact:, Utah is the only state in the union to have their nickname centered around the production and storage of honey. I love honey.                First Impressions A case could be made that this has been the Offseason of Utah. You could also consider Lane Kiffin and Tennessee, but . . .

August Countdown: Oregon State Beavers (24)

August 3, 2009

Throughout August, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season.  Today, we travel to the metropolis of Corvallis, Oregon, which boasts the slogan “Business is Good Here”, calls itself a “bike-friendly city”, and is known as the “fifth smartest city in America” according to a recent study by Forbes magazine.  So, it’s got that going for it, which is nice. First Impression Dan Rubenstein hates beavers.  All of them.  Especially ones from Oregon State.  We don’t want PETA dishing out any DDOS attacks on, but in the interest of full . . .

August Countdown: The Iowa Hawkeyes (25)

August 3, 2009

Beginning today, we will be counting down the top 25 teams (as listed here) going into the 2009 season. We begin with Iowa, whose state bird is the Carduelis tristis, or the American goldfinch. Not a hawk. Go figure. First Impression Iowa always feels like one of those teams that’s either better or worse than expected, which technically makes the Hawkeyes guilty only of not building on previous success or simply underperforming and then performing to their capable level. Even I’m confused after writing that sentence. Also, does Iowa really need to do everything it can to lock up Kirk . . .

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode 49 (7/30)

July 30, 2009

Ty and Dan fly solo and discuss Bobby Bowden’s quest for more wins, the opening of the Rose Bowl to all BCS teams, Colt McCoy’s insurance policy, and Real World: Cancun.  Plus, more crazy e-mails. *Special Note: Next week is the Solid Verbal’s 50th show.  Stay tuned to for team previews and other random posts throughout the week.* Subscribe: E-mail: Voicemail: 206-338-1784 Website:

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode 47 (7/16)

July 16, 2009

Ty and Dan are joined by EA Sports NCAA 10 designer Russ Kiniry to talk about the creation of the video game, the tricks to playing defense, and the possibility of incorporating the Solid Verbal into next year’s game.  Plus, outstanding e-mails and a gripping re-enactment of southern sports radio. Subscribe to the show: E-mail us: The Twitter:

Solid Verbal Podcast: Episode 46 (7/7)

July 7, 2009

Ty and Dan welcome Phil Steele to the program to talk about the creation of his yearly magazine, teams to watch around the country, thoughts from last season, and his prediction for the 2010 BCS Championship Game.  Plus, random thoughts on the Michael Jackson tribute, Nick Saban’s digs at Utah, the meaningless BCS hearings, and some new slogans for various programs around the country. Subscribe: E-mail: Twitter: