Spring Forward: The Biggest College Football Questions This Spring
With the feeling of Spring in the air, Ty and Dan ask some of their biggest questions as teams get ready for their Spring Games over the next month. What will the next wave of transfers look like? Which teams are working hardest to avoid being Half Teams? Is there a low key quarterback competition at Clemson? Can new additions help Texas A&M solve its big play problem? Can Nicholas Singleton boost Penn State’s running game? Plus, NIL deals gone wild, infractions at LSU, and a fan survey at Nebraska.
The Big March Q&A: Part 1
Ty and Dan field questions from across the expansive Verballerhood on surprise 2022 teams, Lincoln Riley vs. Mario Cristobal, ideas for Tennessee’s defense, must-see regular season games, breakfast pastries, microchips in footballs, and of course, lasers.
Jayden Daniels to LSU + The 3-9 Game
Ty and Dan touch on the decision by Jayden Daniels to transfer to LSU (and what it means for Brian Kelly’s first season), proposed rule changes in college football, and the highlights from the NFL Combine. Plus, a quick round of the 3-9 Game with a look back at the dozen teams that won only three games in 2021 and how they project looking forward.
Chatting with Desmond Howard + Big Show News!
Ty and Dan welcome ESPN’s Desmond Howard to the podcast to talk about his evolution from football legend to broadcaster, the process of learning a new, the challenges of covering the ever-changing sport of college football, his affinity for road cycling, fitness, and much more. Plus, big show news as the Solid Verbal Podcast Network welcomes Extra Nuggets to the family!
The Oklahoma Story with Jason Kersey
Ty and Dan chat with Jason Kersey of The Athletic to get a better idea of what happened as the Oklahoma football program was turned on its head when Lincoln Riley suddenly bolted for USC. What was the reaction within the program? Does the hiring of Brent Venables soften the blow for Sooner Nation? Will there be any lingering resentment with Caleb Williams following Riley to LA? And what is the short-term outlook for Oklahoma as it embarks on 2022 with a new coach and entrance into the SEC looming in the near future.
Slam Dunk Coaches
Ty and Dan take a look at first-year head coaches in 2021 and discuss which are on track to be slam dunks and which are getting bricked by the rim. Is Josh Heupel a 360-degree tomahawk slam? Is Steve Sarkisian headed towards an unspectacular tenure at Texas? More importantly, are Shane Beamer and Jedd Fisch wearing those special shoes so they can jump higher?
Delayed Expansion + Jayden Daniels Transfers
Ty and Dan take a quick look at the latest news around college football, including the decision by conference commissioners to keep the College Football Playoff in its current form through the end of the 2025 season. What does this mean for the sport and what are the sticking points with respect to eventual expansion? Plus, Jayden Daniels decides to transfer away from Arizona State, leaving the Sun Devils in even more uncertain territory.
Explaining NIL with Matt Brown
Ty and Dan welcome Matt Brown (from Extra Points with Matt Brown) back to the show to break down how new Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rules impacted college football through the 2021 college football season and discuss how the sport will be impacted moving forward. Does NIL portend the end of college football as we know it? Is it working as intended? What is the next frontier as NIL matures? Matt details his conversations with administrators and decision-makers as they navigate the new world of NIL and more empowered student-athletes and provides important context for college football fans who . . .
What happened between Auburn and Bryan Harsin?
Ty and Dan chat with Justin Ferguson from AuburnObserver.com and try to understand the curious saga that brought Bryan Harsin to the brink of termination as the coach of the Tigers. What exactly prompted the school’s internal investigation? Who’s in charge of the football program? How worried should fans be about the influx of transfers? And how might the story have been different if the Tigers had won the Iron Bowl or lost Tank Bigsby?