Will there be a college football season in 2020?
Ty and Dan discuss the major questions facing college football amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Will there be a season? What safety protocols will be in place? What will be the unintended consequences and financial implications?
First Place Losers: Part 2
Ty and Dan continue their exploration of college football’s greatest losers, this time examining the runners up from 2010-2014. How do Oregon’s 2010 and 2014 teams compare? What would LSU’s 2019 offense have looked like with its receivers from 2011? Could 2013 Auburn have beaten 2005 USC? And what was the deal with 2012 Notre Dame?
First Place Losers: Part 1
Ty and Dan examine college football’s runners up from 2005-2009, from Reggie Bush-era USC to Colt McCoy’s final season at Texas, and break down how close each team was to winning a championship before ranking them against each other.
Geoff Schwartz on college football draft trends, quarantine life
Former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz joins Dan to talk about what the 2020 NFL Draft tells us about college football, including QB evaluations, conference reputations, and how prospects get overlooked. He also grades his ability as a father and husband during the quarantine, mostly patting himself on the back.
Lingering College Football Takes
Ty and Dan collect some of the Verballerhood’s lingering and controversial college football opinions and decide whether they agree or disagree.
Making Peace With: The 2007 Fiesta Bowl
Ty and Dan rehash Boise State’s dramatic win over Oklahoma in the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. How big were Chris Petersen’s stones? Could Oklahoma have won running a read option offense? Did Boise’s blown lead have a positive effect on the program? And what was Chris Myers doing during Ian Johnson’s marriage proposal?
Making Peace With: The 2003 Fiesta Bowl
Ty and Dan relive Ohio State’s 31-24 victory over Miami in the 2003 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. How good was Ken Dorsey? What did Ohio State’s offense look like with Craig Krenzel at the helm? How did it feel to watch a game before the era of the spread offense? And who was the best player on a field of incredible players that Friday night? Plus, Bruce Feldman stops by to offer his firsthand account.
Throwback Thursday: Auburn beats Oregon
Ty and Dan rewatch and relive Auburn’s 22-19 win over Oregon in the 2011 BCS National Championship and recap their first ever trip to a title game. Plus, a conversation with Jeff Palmer about the reaction from inside the Duck locker room.
Throwback Thursday: The Bush Push
Ty and Dan rewatch and relive the iconic USC-Notre Dame matchup in 2005. What were the highlights and lowlights? What was it like to be in the stadium? What did Yogi Roth think as an offensive analyst? And what was the deal with NBC’s old intro score?