College Football is Back

September 9, 2020

Ty and Dan throw caution to the wind and make picks for the first week of college football games featuring Power 5 teams as the ACC and Big 12 begin play. Plus, a big draft declaration, Trevor Lawrence’s statement, and a rare resignation after one game. Links from the show: Oregon’s Penei Sewell, ESPN’s No. 2-rated NFL draft prospect, opts out of season Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence outlines college football leaders’ plans for change in social media post Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson resigns just one game into 2020 college football season More about The Solid Verbal: About the Show . . .

2020 SEC Conference Preview

September 4, 2020

Ty and Dan take a look at the SEC in preparation for the weirdest college football season in history. How will LSU follow up its once-in-a-lifetime season? What will a Mac Jones offense look like at Alabama? Is Georgia or Florida the frontrunner in the SEC East? All that and more, plus the latest news from around the world of college football. Links from the show: Jamie Newman (UGA) opts out of 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns Iowa State backtracks, says no fans for football opener New 2020 SP+ from ESPN’s Bill Connelly Nearly half of Power 5 won’t . . .

2020 ACC Conference Preview

September 2, 2020

Ty and Dan hunker down for a marathon preview episode of the new and improved 15-team ACC. Does Clemson have any weaknesses? Can Tommy Rees take Notre Dame’s offense to the next level? What is realistic of UNC in Year 2 of Mack Brown? Will Virginia Tech’s defense still involve a lunch pail? And how deep are the issues at Florida State? Plus, the Big Ten under political and public pressure, the SEC’s upcoming TV schedule and more opt outs. Links from the show: Big Ten playing college football in fall 2020 remains ‘a long shot’ despite call with President . . .

Bonus Mailbag!

August 28, 2020

Ty and Dan empty out the inbox and address the Group of Five’s playoff chances, the most overhyped QB recruits, home field advantage in the time of COVID-19, and more. Plus, Nebraska players sue the Big Ten, creative winter football ideas, LSU’s line in quarantine, and a weird Les Miles quote. Links from the show: Eight Nebraska football players sue Big Ten over decision to postpone seasonĀ  Big Ten considering multiple domed stadiums as sites for potential winter college football season Big 12, Conference USA join SEC in conducting three COVID-19 tests per week during 2020 season Sources: Majority of . . .

Against All Odds

August 26, 2020

Ty and Dan examine the re-release of season win totals for the SEC, Big 12 and ACC. Plus, the Rona-adjusted Top 25, COVID cases at Oklahoma, Texas Tech and NC State, Luke Fickell’s new deal and a showcase game for the Bizzzzzzon. Links from the show: AP Top 25: Clemson No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Alabama College Football Playoff committee to release its first weekly rankings Nov. 17 Oklahoma position group “wiped out” by COVID-19 Texas Tech football reports 21 active COVID-19 cases NC State pauses athletic activities, including football, after COVID-19 clusters found within programs Tennessee football restricts . . .

Sizzling for Saturday with Michael Felder

August 21, 2020

Ty and Dan join forces to break down the Big Ten’s open letter to critics, tailgating at Florida State, NCAA eligibility rulings and off-campus parties at Notre Dame. Plus, Dan chats with Michael Felder about his kitchen skills and some tips for cooking up the perfect Saturday feasts for a weird college football season. Links from the show: Big Ten won’t revisit decision to postpone fall sports, Kevin Warren says Penn State coach James Franklin ‘frustrated’ by lack of communication from Big Ten in canceling fall season Notre Dame elects to pause practice at least one day amid school’s rise . . .