Who’s in the game?
Ty welcomes Matt Brown from the Extra Points newletter to the podcast and dissects Notre Dame’s claim that it will not be in the next college football video game. Who will be in the game and when do we realistically expect it will be released? Plus, more details on the looming NIL legislation, how TV rights affect college football, and lessons learned from a quirky 2020 season.
What is “NIL” and what will it mean for college football?
Ty chats with Andy Staples of The Athletic about the impact that new Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) rules will have on college football in the short- and long-terms. Will it be the end of the sport as we know it? Will the gap between the haves and have-nots widen? How does college football’s new one-time transfer rule factor in? And which Miami player would score a sponsorship with a fictitious Subaru dealership?
Spicy Hot Takes
Ty and Dan solicit outlandish college football takes and wild predictions from the Verballerhood, and grade them on the venerable Scoville Scale, otherwise used to measure the spiciness of peppers.
If Hell Freezes Over…
With the nation under the cold-hearted fist of Old Man Winter, Ty and Dan examine the unlikely circumstances under which powerhouses like Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma could freeze up and lose their edge.
College Football Valentines
Ty and Dan write out their valentines and hand them out to the college football players, teams and ideas that gave them the most joy in 2020 and beyond.
College Football Permafrost Teams
Ty and Dan plunge deep into the college football earth and examine samples from its permafrost layer, comprised of programs that remain frozen in an underwhelming state.
EA SPORTS ANNOUNCES NEW COLLEGE FOOTBALL VIDEO GAME!
Ty and Dan react to the exciting news that EA Sports is restarting its college football video game series, and discuss what they’d like to see in the updated game, their favorite memories of playing the last version in 2014, the thorny issue of player likenesses, and their ad-libbed pitch to actually be in the game. Plus, a quick check-in on Signing Day and Will Muschamp’s move to Georgia.
Quarterbacks and Snowblowers
Ty and Dan field quarterback-related questions, ranging from Penn State’s depth chart to favorite quarterback-to-different-position conversions and USC’s weird path to finding its top signal callers. Plus, Dan laments a snowy Chicago winter and has a heart-to-heart about shoveling strategies.
Stuck in Tar: Part 2 – Tennessee and Miami
Ty and Dan continue on with the second part of the Stuck in Tar series and react to the news of Tennessee’s new coach while dissecting the state of the Vols over the last decade. Plus, a hard look at the Miami Hurricanes and the never-ending quest to bring the swagger back to Coral Gables.