Podcast: The Big 12, Big Ten and the College Football Playoff

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December 2, 2015

In this episode of the podcast I was happy to have two guests for two separate interviews. Allen Kenney from Blatant Homerism first joined me to talk about Oklahoma’s solid footing in the College Football Playoff heading into the final week of the college football season. Then I was later joined by Andy Coppens of Talking 10 to get some discussion about the Big Ten’s playoff positioning with Iowa and…

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Podcast: Is there any value to the College Football Playoff weekly rankings?

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November 4, 2015

The first batch of rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee were released Tuesday night, leaving us all to once again ask “Why?” Why is Alabama in the top four? Why does it matter who the top teams are now, when the whole process starts from scratch next week, and the¬†week after that, and the week after that? Why are they even releasing a weekly ranking in the firts…

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Podcast: College football analytics with Dave Bartoo

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October 28, 2015

The world of analytics in sports has continued to evolve, and Dave Bartoo from CFB Matrix is one of the leaders in the game when it comes to college football. I always enjoy getting a chance to talk to Dave about the numbers he is following in college football to gain some insight into the analytical meaning behind certain trends and teams. He just so happens to be busy cooking…

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Podcast: The pressure to fill USC’s coaching vacancy

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October 14, 2015

The coaching carousel is in full motion as we hit the middle of October. Three coaches have been fired since Saturday and one more has resigned from his position. Despite all of the attention Steve Spurrier has been given following his decision to resign and step down at South Carolina, the big vacancy that has come on the market resides at the other USC, the University of Southern California. The…

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Podcast: The Heisman Watch is officially on

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September 24, 2015

Heading into the 2015 college football season my preseason Heisman Trophy pick was quarterback Trevone Boykin. There were some good reasons to believe he would at least be heading to New York City, including I believed TCU will go undefeated, he plays quarterback and hit his stride at the right time a season ago. Boykin may very well end up making the trip to New York City for the Heisman…

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Podcast: Is the SEC really overrated? Barrett Sallee states his case

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September 17, 2015

Yeah, we’re going there. Last season saw the Big Ten get ripped to shreds after Week 2 of the college football season. Are we really doing the same to the SEC after Auburn escaped a disaster at home against Jacksonville State, Arkansas lost to Toledo at home and Tennessee choked one away at home against Oklahoma? It sure seems that way, but are some people getting a little carried away…

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Podcast: Going on record with CFB Playoff picks and Week 1

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September 2, 2015

Bill Bender of The Sporting News¬†makes his first appearance It’s here. Can you feel it? Week 1 of the 2015 college football season is here (well, Montana-North Dakota State aside). We have finally arrived to a brand new season of college football, and it could not start soon enough. We will also be handsomely rewarded for our patience with quite a line-up of games to look forward to. On Thursday…

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Podcast: Discussing Maurice Clarett’s latest impact on college football with Aaron Torres

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August 24, 2015

A little more than a decade ago, Maurice Clarett was Johnny Manziel. Like Manziel, Clarett was a young college football sensation that captured the nation in a way so few players could. Had he stayed around Ohio State another year or two he likely would have left the Buckeyes with a legacy few could rival. Instead, Clarett’s head got a hold of him and sent him down a challenging path…

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Podcast: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Year 2 of the College Football Playoff with Stewart Mandel

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August 20, 2015

Before we get ready to plunge into the 2015 season, it may be important to keep in mind the lessons learned from 2014. First, do not write off a conference or team after losing a game in the first three weeks of the season. You risk looking silly in the end. Second, conference championships matter. What else did we learn from the first season under the new College Football Playoff…

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Podcast: An early preview of Pac-12 Media Days with Kyle Kensing

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July 15, 2015

Oregon still team to beat, but is USC moving up? We are still in the midst of SEC Media Day Days Week, but now is as good a time as any to start looking a little ahead and catching up with the Pac-12. The Pac-12 media days are still a couple of weeks away at this point, overlapping with Big Ten media days this year, but the conference is full…

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