February 6, 2024

Vanilla & Ice: College Football’s Year One Coaching Hits & Misses

With the 2023 college football season in the books, it's time to reflect on last year's biggest hires. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan determine invent and arbitrary Vanilla Ice Index and catalog the best and worst problems solves among the class of first year coaches. How do the likes of Colorado's Deion Sanders, Nebraska's Matt Rhule, Wisconsin's Luke Fickell, Auburn's Hugh Freeze, Louisville's Jeff Brohm, Arizona State's Kenny Dillingham, and others rank relative to the field?
January 30, 2024

The Coaches That Defined This Transfer Portal Season

College football's transfer portal continues to drive offseason conversation. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan take a look at the strategies of bigtime programs this offseason and discuss which schools (and new coaches) made the biggest impact via the transfer portal. What do they make of early successes by Mike Elko at Texas A&M and early struggles by Kalen DeBoer at Alabama? What does the future look like for Ryan Day and Lane Kiffin on the heels of building their own versions of college football super teams? Which second year coaches are doing the best job of using the Portal to their advantage?
January 18, 2024

January Q&A: The Saban Void in College Football, Michigan’s Rank & Too Many Bowls?

The college football season is over, but our mailbag is still overflowing. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan discuss which active coach is best positioned to take over the mantle as CFB's voice of reason, where Michigan's national championship team ranks compared to others over the last decade, how to handle "minor" bowl games in the era of the 12-team playoff, the best choice for next year's Pop-Tarts Bowl mascot and more.
January 16, 2024

Kalen DeBoer to Alabama, Jedd Fisch to Washington and Caleb Williams to the NFL

The Coaching Carousel continues to spin late in the cycle, with Alabama hiring Kalen DeBoer to replace Nick Saban and Washington moving quickly to poach Jedd Fisch from Arizona. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan react to DeBoer's move to Tuscaloosa after just two seasons with the Huskies and less than a week after the CFP National Championship Game. Is DeBoer the right man for the job and how will he do in the impossible shadow of Saban's legacy? And, with Washington's move to hire Fisch, a conversation about whether he can be trusted to stay in Seattle long-term. Plus, NFL Draft declarations from JJ McCarthy, Blake Corum and Caleb Williams, the presumed No. 1 overall pick.
January 11, 2024

Nick Saban retires from Alabama: What does it mean and who’s next?

It's official: Nick Saban has retired from Alabama football. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan react to the news of Saban's retirement, discuss his legacy as the greatest college football coach of all time, and break down some of the early rumors on potential coaching candidates to take over the Crimson Tide. Saban's run in college football is legendary, but his run at Alabama was impossibly great. Six of his seven national titles were won in Tuscaloosa, where he went 201-29 in 17 seasons and produced 44 first round draft picks. It will certainly be a tall order for his successor.
January 9, 2024

Michigan beats Washington for the 2024 College Football National Championship

Congrats to Michigan fans everywhere, the Wolverines are the 2024 college football national champs. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan give their reactions immediately following Michigan's 34-13 win over the Washington Huskies. How did the Wolverines hold down Michael Penix, Jr. and his trio of talented wide receivers? How did the Michigan game plan look compared to pre-game expectations? How does the looming controversy around the program shade this achievement for Jim Harbaugh, if at all? And, of course, some closing thoughts on the craziest year of college football yet.
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