In the spirit of July 4th, Ty and Dan go around college football and find their favorite situations of newfound freedom for the 2022 college football season, from Adrian Martinez’s transfer to Clay Helton’s dismissal and much more. (Also, this episode was recorded before the MASS REALIGNMENT HYSTERIA as USC and UCLA announced they were headed to the Big Ten. We’ll be sure to talk a LOT more about this on Thursday’s episode.)
Bye Bye Divisions, Hello RocNation + More Top 3’s
Ty and Dan take a knee for a much needed news update as the ACC ditches its divisions, the Big 12 makes a bold choice as its next commissioner, high profile recruits make their college choice and more. Plus, Verballers submit their list of concerns for their respective teams in 2022.
Arch Manning Recruiting Dominoes with Brandon Huffman
Ty and Dan are joined by Brandon Huffman from 247 Sports to break down Arch Manning’s high profile committment to the Texas Longhorns, the state of the 2023 quarterback class, the effects on the high stakes game of college football recruiting in the NIL era, and much more.
Big June Q&A
Ty and Dan dive into a heaping pile of Verballer questions for the month of June, ranging from Steve Sarkisian’s future at Texas to sleeping recruiting juggernauts to the underrated elements that make college football great. This is the public facing portion of a larger Q&A episode, with part 2 available exclusively at Verballers.com.
The Preview to the Previews with Bill Connelly
Ty and Dan chat with ESPN’s Bill Connelly about the challenges of projecting teams for the 2022 season, why teams like USC are impossible to forecast, the tweaks he’s made to his formulas, which schools are primed for a jump against the spread and much more. Plus, Dan details his harrowing encounter with local wildlife.
Verballer Top 3’s
Ty and Dan react after the Verballerhood inundated The Solid Verbal’s Twitter account with hundreds of Top 3 lists. Which three teams are the least fun to root for? Which three teams are the most under- and overrated heading into the 2022 season? Who are the three best college football announcers on TV? Which three coaches would be the most dangerous with a major talent upgrade? As always, the Verballerhood is all-knowing and wise.
Break On Through!
Ty and Dan poll the Verballerhood for its breakthrough candidates for the 2022 college football season and react to the responses. Is this the year Scott Frost finally turns Nebraska around? Is Minnesota set for a run at the Big Ten West? What represents a “breakthrough” for Florida in Year 1 under Billy Napier? Or at Washington? Also, was UCLA’s defensive coordinator in the Ford administration, and why does Scott Frost look like he smells something pungent?
The Ol’ Zesty Ranch of College Football Takes
Ty and Dan react to the spiciest takes from around the Verballerhood and invite their favorites to join the campfire on the Ol’ Zesty Ranch. Will Lincoln Riley turn USC into the next Alabama? Is Ryan Day a secret bust? Does Sean Clifford have a Heisman run in him? Could Kentucky win the SEC? Also, Ty’s takes put his Ranch status in question.
College Football Schedule Preview: SEC and Group of 5
Ty and Dan conclude their advanced look at college football schedules by taking a look at the SEC slate in 2022. How do things set up for Georgia’s run at another title? Does it matter that Alabama’s schedule looks sort of difficult? Could Arkansas have a shot at 10 wins? Does LSU have a good, bad schedule or a bad, good schedule? And, uhhh, what’s gonna happen to South Carolina this year?