Who’s in the game?
Ty welcomes Matt Brown from the Extra Points newletter to the podcast and dissects Notre Dame’s claim that it will not be in the next college football video game. Who will be in the game and when do we realistically expect it will be released? Plus, more details on the looming NIL legislation, how TV rights affect college football, and lessons learned from a quirky 2020 season.
Quarterbacks and Snowblowers
Ty and Dan field quarterback-related questions, ranging from Penn State’s depth chart to favorite quarterback-to-different-position conversions and USC’s weird path to finding its top signal callers. Plus, Dan laments a snowy Chicago winter and has a heart-to-heart about shoveling strategies.
Alabama and Ohio State dominate + Bowl Reactions
Ty and Dan recap dominating performances by Alabama and Ohio State in the College Football Playoff and give their spin on other notable bowls, as Oklahoma ran away from Florida, Northwestern put up 35 points, Georgia eked one out over Cincinnati, and more.
College Football Playoff Preview + 2021 Bowl Games
Ty and Dan take a closer look at both College Football Playoff semifinal games and dissect Notre Dame’s chances of upsetting Alabama, why this year’s version of Clemson vs. Ohio State will be different, and more. Plus, previews for the Orange, Fiesta, Peach, Citrus, Outback and Gator Bowls.
Unwrapped Friday Orbit: College Football Gift Ideas
Ty and Dan get in the holiday spirit by giving out gifts to college football teams, coaches and entities. Plus, Bryan Harsin hired at Auburn, Jedd Fisch picked for Arizona, and other news. Merry Christmas!
Playoff Rankings + Championship Week Reactions
Ty and Dan digest the final College Football Playoff rankings and dissect Clemson’s dominating performance against Notre Dame, Alabama’s shootout with Florida, Ohio State’s clunker against Northwestern, Oklahoma’s terrific home stretch, and more.
Unexpected Friday Orbit: ESPN’s Bill Connelly
Ty chats with ESPN’s Bill Connelly about the college football teams most affected by the pandemic, the challenges of comparing teams and conferences in 2020, the quirks of the SP+ amid an unevent season, what it all means going forward, and much more. Plus, overrated and underrated teams, the Group of Five’s raw deal, and what’s wrong with Texas football.
Coastal Carolina’s Big Stage + College Football Week 14 Recap
Ty and Dan walk back through Coastal Carolina’s big, unlikely stage and discuss Iowa State’s emphatic win, Alabama’s domination of LSU, Texas A&M’s ground attack against Auburn, Indiana’s defensive slugfest versus Wisconsin, Notre Dame’s slow start, and more. Plus, Verballer Reverbs and the launch of the Winter Wonders Prop Bet Challenge! Links from the show: Sign up for The Winter Wonders Prop Bet Challenge About the Show The Solid Verbal on Instagram The Solid Verbal on Twitter The Solid Verbal on Facebook The Solid Verbal on YouTube The Solid Verbal on Patreon
Unanswered Friday Orbit: Trivia with Mike Golic
Ty and Dan welcome ESPN’s Mike Golic to the podcast and play a spirited game of MIKE-GO-LIC-FAN-EXAM trivia. Plus, a quick rundown of the lastest news, including the Boca Raton Bowl’s new sponsor, BYU and Coastal Carolina’s impromptu matchup, the Knight Commission and more.