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Podcast: Stewart Mandel on a new media adventure and College Football Playoff lessons learned

Joining the podcast today is Stewart Mandel, the editor in chief of The Athletic‘s new college football website, The All-American. Mandel explains how he arrived at the brand new outlet and outlines some of the details regarding the staff and plans for coverage during the new college football season.

After that, we get into the College Football Playoff. Mandel authored The Thinking Fan’s Guide to the College Football Playoff prior to the first season using the new championship model. Now, after three years of observing the playoff, it was time to ask Mandel if he would write the book any differently today. Last week, I wrote a story for The Comeback about the lessons I have learned from watching the playoff, so I was intrigued to hear Mandel’s perspective on the subject.

You can follow Stewart Mandel on Twitter @slmandel. The All-American launches on August 28, but you can sign up now to stay connected. Be on the lookout for initial subscription deals as the site prepares for launch just in time for the college football season.

Listen to the podcast below, then use the links below that to subscribe to the podcast on your preferred platform.

About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.