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Writer Aaron Torres breaks down the biggest topics in college football and college basketball in the most ridiculous way possible, as he's joined by co-host Nick Coffey and a variety of guests from around the sports world. Show airs twice weekly.

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    Is Greg Sankey about to ruin the NCAA Tournament? Why it's time to appreciate Notre Dame football + Kentucky commit Justin Edwards/UConn commit Stephon Castle join the show live from Under Armour Elite 24 game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 65:56

    On today's show, Aaron goes off on Greg Sankey's thoughts on expanding the NCAA Tournament and explains why we should all appreciate Notre Dame, as they consider staying independent. Finally, Aaron interviews both Kentucky commit Justin Edwards + UConn commit Stephon Castle live from the Under Armour Elite 24 game in Chicago. Is Greg Sankey about to ruin the NCAA Tournament (3:00): Aaron opens the show discussing Greg Sankey's interview with Sports Illustrated where he says it's time to consider expanding the NCAA Tournament. Aaron explains why Sankey's logic is flawed and flat out incorrect, and why expansion will only hurt the NCAA Tournament, not help it. Also, why this story continues a dangerous trend in college sports Why we should all root for Notre Dame to stay independent in football (23:00): Next Aaron discusses some of Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick's comments about the future of Irish football. Aaron explains why, in a world where every athletic department is trying to make the most money possible we should appreciate Notre Dame by trying to do right by its fans. That's also why Aaron hopes they remain independent. Kentucky commit Justin Edwards and UConn commit Stephon Castle join the show: Finally, we wrap, as Kentucky commit Justin Edwards and UConn commit Stephon Castle join the show prior to Friday's Under Armour Elite 24 game. Edwards discusses why he chose Kentucky over Tennessee, who he is recruiting to Lexington and what fans can expect to see when he arrives (41:00). Castle explains why he chose UConn, tell his funniest Dan Hurley story and shares scouting reports on his other future Husky teammates. Also thoughts on his time with Team USA's U-18 team this summer (51:00). Today's show is sponsored by DraftKings - bet $5 on any MLB team and DraftKings gives you $100 in free bets. It's a limited offer so act now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    College football hot seat heading into the year, Stoops vs. Calipari, Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 74:16

    On today's show, Aaron talks about college football's hottest seats coming into the year, including thoughts on Nebraska, Auburn and others. He discusses the wild John Calipari vs. Mark Stoops rivalry, and plays "Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong" chatting about Ben Simmons, Kevin Warren, SEC hoops and more. College football hot seat talk (2:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing the hottest hot seats in college football this season. He talks Nebraska, Auburn and others, also wondering what each coach has to realistically do to keep his job next season. Also, what off the radar jobs could potentially open and why the new dynamics have changed the hot seat forever John Calipari vs. Mark Stoops (30:00): Next, Aaron talks about the wild back-and-forth between John Calipari and Mark Stoops on Thursday. He explains why what Calipari said rang true, but why he also understands why Stoops was mad Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong (47:00): Finally, Aaron wraps with his favorite Friday segment, "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" discussing Ben Simmons, Tom Izzo and SEC hoops - as well as a big win for the Big Ten, and the first "L" of Greg Sankey's time as SEC commissioner. This episode is sponsored by Pristine Auction! Register at https://www.pristineauction.com/register and get $10 off your first item won when you use code: Torres Today's episode is also brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook - bet $5 on any MLB game and get $100 in free bets. New users only, T/C apply. Click here to take advantage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How the Big Ten's massive TV deal changes the future of college football, overrated/underrated teams in the Coaches Poll + Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 69:07

    On today's show, Aaron explains what the Big Ten's new TV deal tells us about the future of Notre Dame, the Pac-12 and College Football Playoff. He also gives us five overrated and underrated teams in the first Coaches Poll and shares a mailbag on Arkansas' NIL, a different NCAA Tourney and more. Here's a full rundown: How the Big Ten's massive TV deal changes the future of college football (2:00): Aaron opens the show discussing the ripple effects of the Big Ten's massive new TV deal, and how we learned about the future of Notre Dame, the Pac-12 and College Football Playoff based on Monday's news. Coaches Poll overreaction (23:30): Next, the first coaches poll of the season is out - and Aaron shares the five teams he believes are overrated and underrated. Also, how the heck did Texas get a first place vote? Mailbag (46:00): Finally, he answers your mail bag questions, discussing Arkansas' new NIL program and reports that the NCAA Tournament could one day remove automatic bids. Also, Aaron shares his thoughts on the Brooklyn Nets turning down Kevin Durant's trade request. This episode is sponsored by Pristine Auction! Register at https://www.pristineauction.com/register and get $10 off your first item won when you use code: Torres Today's episode is also brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook - new users in Kansas can sign up and automatically get $100 in free bets when sports betting goes live in their state! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Most Intriguing Teams in College Football Part I and II + previewing Kentucky and Arkansas summer basketball tours

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 72:20

    With three weeks until college football, Aaron discusses the eight most intriguing teams in the sport in two parts, hitting on USC, Texas, Michigan, A&M and two playoff contenders (not named Alabama or Ohio State). Then he previews two big summer hoops tours starting this week - Kentucky and Arkansas. Here's a full rundown: Most intriguing teams in college football Part I (2:00): With three weeks until the start of college football, Aaron opens the show by discussing Part I of the eight most intriguing teams in college football. What are realistic expectations in Year 1 for Lincoln Riley at USC, how safe is Steve Sarkisian at Texas and is this finally the year Scott Frost figures things out at Nebraska? Plus, Vegas sees LSU as a six-win team - how patient will Tigers fans stay if that happens? Most intriguing teams in college football Part II (24:00): From there Aaron continues with part II of most intriguing teams - and opens the segment with an audible. After meeting an angry Oklahoma fan he decides to discuss the Sooners, as well as if Jim Harbaugh has already lost all his goodwill after last year's playoff run. Plus, thoughts on A&M, Clemson and more! Previewing Kentucky and Arkansas's hoops summer tours (50:00): Finally, Aaron wraps by discussing summer tours for Kentucky and Arkansas that kick off this week. He explains why the reigning National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe is the least interesting thing about Kentucky basketball this year, and also wonders: How will Eric Musselman juggle a loaded 13-man roster. Plus early thoughts on Auburn and Oklahoma, who have already played games overseas. This episode is sponsored by Pristine Auction! Register at https://www.pristineauction.com/register and get $10 off your first item won when you use code: Torres Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nick Saban sends a message to college football, Brittney Griner, Vin Scully + "Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 61:09

    Aaron explains why Nick Saban's about "rebuilding" are a message to college football, then hits on Brittney Griner and the passing of Vin Scully. Finally, he plays "Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong" discussing Deshaun Watson, football recruiting and frustration on Gonzaga-Kentucky. Here's a full rundown. Nick Saban sends a message to college football (2:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing Nick Saban's comments about last year being a "rebuilding" season. He explains why it was a rebuild, but more importantly, why Saban is sending a message to the sport as a whole - be scared college football fans. Be very scared. Brittney Griner and Vin Scully (15:30): Next, Aaron hits on two serious topics from the week. He starts by addressing Brittney Griner's prison sentence, and why it's now on athletes to continue to speak out until she returns. He also addresses the passing of Vin Scully, discussing his insane, 67-year career. "Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong" (34:00): Finally, Aaron plays "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" discussing Deshaun Watson, John Calipari's refusal to play at Gonzaga's on-campus arena and some college football notes at Florida, Oklahoma and on the Pac-12's future. Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook = new users can bet $5 on any MLB game and you AUTOMATICALLY get $100 in free cash. Click here to take advantage! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The uncomfortable truth on Deshaun Watson, Gonzaga-Kentucky schedule home-and-home, loaded Maui Invitational bracket + Phil Steele joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 81:05

    Aaron opens the show by discussing the uncomfortable truth about the Deshaun Watson report and his six game suspension. He wraps the show by discussing Kentucky and Gonzaga booking a home-and-home and a loaded Maui Invitational bracket. He also welcomes iconic college football writer Phil Steele to the show to preview the college football season. Here's a full rundown: The uncomfortable truth on Deshaun Watson (2:30): Aaron opens the show by discussing the uncomfortable truth about Deshaun Watson after the NFL suspended him for six games. Aaron goes through the league's report and explains just how egregious and embarrassing this suspension is. Phil Steele joins the show (27:00): Next, Aaron is welcomed by a legend, as Phil Steele, from Phil Steele magazine joins the show to preview the college football season. The guys talk all the big stories, including expectations for USC and Texas and if Michigan can repeat as Big Ten champ. Also, is Texas A&M a legit title contender? And of course, Aaron asks about his UConn Huskies. Gonzaga vs. Kentucky, Maui Invitational bracket + two five-stars commit (52:00): Finally, Aaron wraps the show by discussing some college hoops odds and ends. He hits on Kentucky and Gonzaga scheduling a home-and-home, the Maui Invitational bracket being revealed and the commitments of five-stars Ugonna Kingsley and KJ Evans. Today's show is sponsored by DraftKings - bet $5 on any team and DraftKings gives you $100 in free bets. It's a limited offer so act now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    RIP Bill Russell, Pac-12 in better shape than we thought, wild CFB recruiting weekend + Bronny James' strange college recruitment

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 73:59

    Aaron opens the show by honoring Bill Russell, before moving to a busy weekend in college sports. Does the Pac-12 have a brighter future than we thought, why this was the wildest college football recruiting weekend in years, and Bronny James' strange college recruitment. Here's a full rundown: RIP Bill Russell (2:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing the passing of Bill Russell. Aaron explains why he was more than a sports legend, but a cultural icon whose impact is more off the court and will be felt long after his passing. Is the Pac-12 in better shape than we thought? (12:30): Aaron transitions to an interesting weekend for the Pac-12. The league's commissioner got feisty at media days Friday, and Aaron wonders if the league has a better chance to survive than we thought. If the Big 12 was so intriguing to certain teams, why haven't they already jumped? Plus, Aaron explains why the Pac-12 has certain advantages with TV partners that no one else is talking about. The wildest college football recruiting weekend in years (29:30): Next up, Aaron sticks with college football, talking the wildest recruiting weekend in years. He chats about how a slew of commits proves that Alabama hasn't missed a beat, why Texas A&M is again proving the doubters wrong and why USC's star QB commit visiting A&M is a sign of bigger problems for the Trojans. Plus, big weekends for Oklahoma and Florida prove their first-year head coaches have the chops to compete at the highest level. Why is Bronny James' recruitment so quiet? (51:00): Finally, Aaron wraps with an interesting article from the New York Times on why Bronny James - the son of LeBron James - has such a quiet college recruitment entering his senior year. There are several factors, and Aaron breaks them all down here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What we learned from Big Ten Media Days, Aaron Right/Wrong + Rafer Alston joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 82:56

    On this Friday edition of the show, Aaron explains why we actually learned a lot about Big Ten Media Days, including the confident Michigan Wolverines, James Franklin speaking his mind and Kevin Warren being full of-you-know what. Then he welcomes in 10-year NBA vet Rafer Alston to talk about the And1 MixTape Tour and a new documentary and wraps with "Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong." Here's a full rundown of the show: What we learned at Big Ten Media Days (3:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing Big Ten Media Days takeaways. He explains why the event proved Kevin Warren is full of it, and why he doesn't buy any expansion rumors. Also, confident Jim Harbaugh, swaggy James Franklin and why Scott Frost saying nothing, meant everything. Rafer Alston joins the show (24:00): Next up, Aaron welcomes on 10-year NBA vet Rafer Alston to the show to discuss the new Showtime documentary "Point Gods." The guys discuss growing up in New York, playing for Jerry Tarkanian, the And1 Mixtape tour and more. Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong (57:00): Finally, Aaron wraps with America's favorite segment - Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong. Among the topics include SEC football projections, LIV Golf, Jeremy Pruitt, John Calipari's recruiting and more. Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings Sports Book - bet $5 on any UFC 277 fight and automatically win $100 in free bets thanks to DraftKings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bill Self and Kansas in trouble? Five-star Justin Edwards commits + Mailbag on 16-team playoff proposals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 70:16

    On today's show, Aaron discusses Kansas pulling Bill Self off the recruiting market - and whether this means the Jayhawks are about to get punished by the NCAA. Also, what five-star Justin Edwards commitment means to Kentucky and a mailbag where Aaron discusses Gene Smith's 16-team playoff comments and whether Aaron is nicer to people who appear on the podcast. Here's a full rundown: Bill Self and Kansas in trouble (4:00)?: Aaron opens the show by discussing a surprising story out of Kansas. Bill Self is no longer recruiting for KU - does this mean that the NCAA hammer is coming down on the Jayhawks soon? What five-star Justin Edwards means for Kentucky (19:30): Next up, Aaron reacts to the commitment of five-star Justin Edwards to Kentucky. Aaron explains why the decision of the top five prospect is so big for UK, what impact he could have on college basketball, and also, why this could be the start of a wild recruiting month for UK. Who's next in Lexington? Torres discusses. Mailbag segment (32:15): Finally, Aaron wraps with a mailbag segment, discussing Gene Smith's 16-team College Football Playoff proposal, which college basketball programs would he "buy or sell" stock in, and answers an important question: Is he too nice to coaches who appear on his podcast? He discusses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennessee's wild recruiting violations, GG Jackson commits to South Carolina + Jerry West crushes JJ Redick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 56:03

    On today's show, Aaron discusses Tennessee getting hit with major recruiting violations - but why the school might be OK even if Jeremy Pruitt goes down hard. He then discusses top high school player GG Jackson committing to South Carolina, and also Jerry West absolutely crushing Aaron's arch enemy JJ Redick. What's next for Tennessee following wild recruiting violations (2:00): On Friday, we learned that Tennessee had some wild recruiting violations under previous coach Jeremy Pruitt. Aaron goes through all the crazy accusations, shares his reaction and also explains why Tennessee might be able to avoid major punishment - even if Pruitt will probably never coach college again. GG Jackson commits to South Carolina - here's what it means (23:00): Next up, Aaron follows up on a story from last week, as top high school basketball player GG Jackson commits to South Carolina. Aaron explains why this story doesn't mean what you think it means, shares why star players often struggle at non-traditional schools and discusses why this does *not* make South Carolina a threat in the SEC. Jerry West crushes JJ Redick (35:00): Finally, Aaron reacts to NBA legend Jerry West crushing his arch nemesis JJ Redick. Aaron shares the West audio, explains why it's dumb to compare eras - but also why West is dead right in his assessment of Redick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kirby Smart gets paid, is Kentucky basketball about to go on a historic recruiting run + Aaron Right/Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 63:38

    On today's show Aaron discusses Kirby Smart's massive contract extension, and why he is getting some pushback for NIL comments. Also, he discusses DJ Wagner's new Nike deal, and if Kentucky is about to land him, and go on a historic recruiting run. Finally he plays, "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" discussing conference realignment, John Calipari, and his best and worst NFL takes. Here's a full run down of the show: Kirby Smart gets PAID (2:00): Aaron opens the show with the news that Kirby Smart has become the highest paid coach in college football. Kirby is facing some backlash because of comments he made about NIL - but Aaron separates fact from fiction and tells you what Kirby *really* said about NIL. Is Kentucky basketball about to go on a historic recruiting run? (17:00): Next, Aaron switches gears to discuss college hoops recruiting. We got a *very* interesting story surrounding the No. 1 recruit in the country DJ Wagner - and now it appears as though Kentucky is his leader. Is this just part of a massive recruiting run Kentucky is about to go on, with multiple Top 20 prospects committing in the next few weeks? Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong (36:00): Finally, we wrap with America's favorite segment - "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong." Aaron hits on college football realignment, Notre Dame's crazy TV contract demands and why he was dead wrong on John Calipari. Also, his best NFL take in recent years... and his worst one. Today's show is presented by Athletic Greens - for more information and a great deal, visit AthleticGreens.com/Emerging Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Greg Sankey just told you the future of college football, Big 12/Pac-12 merger dead (or is it?) + Notre Dame wants crazy money to stay independent

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 57:28

    On today's show, Aaron explains how Greg Sankey told us at media days what the future of college football looks like - and why it's bad for certain teams. Also, the Big 12-Pac-12 merger is dead - or is it? And Notre Dame wants crazy money to stay independent. Here's a full rundown of today's show: Greg Sankey just told you what the future of college sports looks like (2:30): Aaron opens the show by explaining how SEC commissioner told you *exactly* what the future of college sports looks like - and why it isn't pretty for most schools not affiliated with the Big Ten and SEC. A deep dive on the present, future and postseason! Big 12-Pac-12 merger is dead? (21:00): Next up, Aaron discusses the ESPN report that a Pac-12-Big 12 merger is dead - and explains why realignment is only just beginning. Could the corner schools - Arizona, Arizona State, Utah and Colorado - still end up in the Big 12? Aaron thinks so, and why there are a lot of things yet to be determined. Notre Dame wants crazy money to stay independent - and may be worth it (35:30): Finally, Aaron wraps the show, by chatting about the crazy money Notre Dame wants to stay independent. Aaron tells you why the numbers make sense, why Notre Dame has the power, and why a decision might *not* by coming any time soon. Today's show is presented by Athletic Greens - for more information and a great deal, visit AthleticGreens.com/Emerging Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SEC Media Days preview, Jordan Addison and broken NIL promises + top high school recruit GG Jackson decommits from North Carolina

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 78:21

    SEC Media Days starts Monday, and Aaron opens by giving his seven biggest storylines in the SEC this year. Then he transitions to a crazy story about potential broken NIL promises to star USC receiver Jordan Addison - and why this is college sports' newest NIL problem. Finally, he wraps discussing the crazy story of top high school hoops recruit GG Jackson who decommitted from UNC and appears to be headed to a surprise school. Here's a full rundown: SEC Media Days preview (2:30): SEC Media Days starts on Monday, and Aaron opens by giving his seven biggest SEC storylines heading into the season. What does Georgia have in store for an encore and how scary will Alabama's revenge tour be? What should be expected of first year head coaches at LSU and Florida, can Bryan Harsin save his job, and which team will fall after last year - Ole Miss, Kentucky or Arkansas? Jordan Addison and broken NIL promises (34:00): From there, Aaron switches gears, hitting on the crazy report that USC star wide receiver Jordan Addison is frustrated over broken NIL promises. Aaron shares some information on USC's NIL program that few know, and also says why NIL lies (whether they happened at USC or not) is the newest problem for college football. Star high school basketball player GG Jackson decommits from UNC - and has a surprise new school (55:30): Finally, Aaron wraps by discussing the wild story surrounding top high school player GG Jackson, who decommitted from UNC, and now appears set to reclassify and play at South Carolina next year. Aaron explains why he's not a fan, and why the adults in Jackson's life may be putting his future at risk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Fox Sports' John Fanta joins the show to discuss his career, the present and future of college hoops and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 42:52

    On today's show, Fox Sports' John Fanta joins to discuss his career, how he got into broadcasting, and the present and future of Big East basketball. Among the topics the guys discuss are: * How growing up a Cleveland sports fan, gave him the passion to pursue a sports career * Why going to a non-traditional broadcast school was the best thing for his career * The impact his parents had on his current success * His early days with the Big East, and what it's like to work with some of his idols * What's next for the league, after several new hires in the conference Make sure to follow John Fanta on Twitter @John_Fanta Make sure to follow the Aaron Torres Podcast on: Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    247 Sports' Josh Pate discusses his career, the growth of "Late Kick" and the 2022 college football season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 33:43

    A few days before SEC Media Days, 247 Sports Josh Pate joins the show, in an exclusive interview. He discusses the rise of his show "Late Kick," the growth of his show and thoughts on the 2022 season. Here is a full rundown of the conversation: * Growing up around college football 365 days a year in Georgia * His unique path in sports media * Starting "Late Kick" nationally during a pandemic * The growth of the show, and when he knew it'd gone "big time" * What's next for the show * What he is most excited about for in the 2022 college football season Make sure to follow Josh Pate on Twitter @LateKickJosh Make sure to follow the Aaron Torres Podcast on: Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Outkick's Trey Wallace joins to discuss his career, breaking the Jeremy Pruitt story and what's next for college football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 57:36

    It's "long form" week, as with Aaron on vacation, he is joined by three friends to discuss their careers and the state of college sports in general. Today, Aaron is joined by Outkick.com's Trey Wallace, who chats about: * The moment that he knew he wanted to be a sports writer * The sacrifices that have to be made to have success in the industry, giving up weekends, holidays and more * His work breaking the story that led to Jeremy Pruitt's firing at Tennessee * How to build up sources and contacts in the industry * What is the future of college football, and why he believes, there could be more, huge, landscape changing news soon Also stay tuned later this week, as Aaron welcomes in 247 Sports' Josh Pate to the show and FOX's John Fanta Make sure to follow Trey on Twitter - @TreyWallace_ Subscribe to the Aaron Torres Pod on Apple Subscribe to the Aaron Torres Pod on Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The complicated next step for the Pac-12 (and Big 12), Brittney Griner, Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 55:04

    It's a loaded Friday show, as Aaron talks about the complicated future of the Pac-12 (and how the Big 12 fits in), then goes off on the coverage of Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia. Finally, he plays "Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong" on the college sports landscape, the NBA Draft, DJ Wagner, KD and more! Here's a full rundown: The complicated future of the Pac-12 (4:00): Aaron opens the show by talking about the complicated future of the Pac-12. He tells you why you shouldn't believe all the reports you read this week, and also why it's hard to know exactly what's next for Oregon, Arizona and the remaining Pac-12. How does the Big 12 fit in? And who's waiting for a Big Ten invite? Aaron has the answer. Brittney Griner (17:00): Next up, Aaron goes off on the coverage of Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia. No one is excusing Griner's behavior, but in a world where every sports reporter wants to talk politics and every athlete wants to be an advocate, why is no one standing up for Griner? Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong (28:00): Finally, Aaron wraps with America's favorite segment "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" touching on Kevin Durant, his best and worst 2022 NBA Draft predictions and is DJ Wagner actually going to end up at Kentucky. Also, thoughts on Emoni Bates, and the latest proof he's been dead right on the G-League Ignite program. Subscribe to the show on: Apple Spotify YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The fallout from USC/UCLA, the next two mega-realignment moves that could shake up college sports + Emoni Bates' sad reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 70:31

    On today's show, Aaron discusses the fallout around the Pac-12 from USC and UCLA's decision - and a surprising reaction from across the league. He also hits on the next two realignment moves that could shake up college sports, and discusses the sad fall of Emoni Bates who committed to Eastern Michigan last week. Fallout from the USC/UCLA move (2:00): Aaron opens the show by sharing some conversations he had from across the Pac-12 this weekend. He explains why USC and UCLA are *not* worried about travel in their move to the Big Ten, and why they believe this move is only a benefit. Also, the one Pac-12 school he believes can join them in the Big Ten (hint, it's not Oregon) and if the Pac-12 can do anything to salvage the league. The next two big realignment moves that could change college sports forever (22:00): Next, Aaron discusses what could be next in realignment. He explains why this finally might be the time for Notre Dame to join a league, and also if ACC teams are really willing to wait to make their next move - or ready to jump to the SEC and Big Ten. A sad update on Emoni Bates (45:00): Finally, Aaron wraps the show by talking about Emoni Bates' commitment to Eastern Michigan. He explains why it's a sad fall for the former No. 1 high school basketball player in America, and another bad move by the people advising the 18-year-old Bates. Also, is Emoni still a legitimate NBA Draft prospect? Today's show is presented by Athletic Greens - for more information and a great deal, visit AthleticGreens.com/Emerging Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    EMERGENCY PODCAST: USC and UCLA are headed to the Big Ten- FULL REACTION on what it means for the future of college football, the Big Ten, Pac-12 and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 38:32

    Aaron drops an emergency Thursday podcast, with full reaction to the news that USC and UCLA are leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten. Here is his full reaction: Why this news is not shocking - and why it's all about money and stability in the future of college sports (3:00) Why this move changes college sports forever - and is a sign that super conferences are near (10:00) Is there a next move for the SEC? Is there a next move for the Pac-12? Or do they simply stay as they are? (14:00) Why this is not a good day for college sports, and why this hurts, fans, the products and athletes across the sports world (21:00) Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Miami's $9 million QB, the Arch Manning effect is being felt at Texas + is it "UNC, Gonzaga and everyone else" in college hoops in 2023?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 65:14

    On today's show, Aaron discusses Miami snagging an elite QB, the NIL rumors and explains why this is the best example yet of why people in college sports are frustrated with NIL. From there he talks about how Arch Manning is *already* having an impact at Texas, and answers the question "Is it North Carolina, Gonzaga and everyone else" in college hoops in 2022-2023. Here's a full rundown: The rumors around Miami's $9.5 million QB (2:00): Aaron opens by discussing the crazy story of four-star QB Jaden Rashada's commitment to Miami, and how his lawyer/agent may have admitted to an NCAA rules violation for taking NIL money. Is it true? What's next? And why this is the best example yet of why administrators, coaches and fans are frustrated with the state of NIL. Arch Manning's impact being felt at Texas (23:00): Next up, Aaron discusses how, just days after committing, Arch Manning's impact is already being felt at Texas. The Longhorns had a hectic weekend full of good news, and Aaron explains why it's directly related to their five-star signal-caller. Is it "UNC, Gonzaga and everyone else in college hoops? (36:30): Finally, Aaron wraps the show by answering a question many are asking: Are North Carolina and Gonzaga way ahead of everyone else in college hoops? Virtually every "Too Early" poll has those two at No. 1 and No. 2, but Aaron explains why he thinks college hoops could be as wide open as it's ever been next season. Today's show is presented by Athletic Greens - for more information and a great deal, visit AthleticGreens.com/Emerging Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Most important Week 1 college football games, Billy Napier in over his head + Rob Dillingham commits to Kentucky and Layden Blocker to Arkansas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 71:52

    On today's show, Aaron goes through the biggest and most important Week 1 college football games, and asks whether Florida coach Billy Napier is in over his head after a disastrous few weeks for the Gators. Then he talks about two big college hoops commits as five-star Rob Dillingham commits to Kentucky and four star Layden Blocker to Arkansas. Here's a full rundown: The most important Week 1 college football games (2:30): With three weeks until SEC Media Days, Aaron rips through the most important games of Week 1. He explains why Clemson and Nebraska have something to prove, and why Utah-Florida and Cincinnati-Arkansas are bigger than you think. Plus, are we overhyping Ohio State-Notre Dame and Georgia-Oregon, and why the most important game isn't one you might think. Is new Florida coach Billy Napier in over his head? (31:00) Next, Aaron discusses new Florida head coach Billy Napier. Napier had a tough week, losing players to the portal, issuing an "open letter" to UF fans and losing a couple key recruits. Still, as Aaron says - this is all part of the process and Gators fans need to trust Napier. Rob Dillingham to Kentucky + Layden Blocker to Arkansas (45:30): Finally, Aaron wraps the show by discussing two mega college hoops commits. He explains why five-star guard Rob Dillingham is exactly what Kentucky needs and why four-star guard Layden Blocker is proof that Arkansas basketball is built for the long haul Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FULL NBA Draft reaction, Arch Manning commits to Texas + Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong - all time best and worst NBA Draft takes!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 71:55

    On today's show, Aaron reacts to the 2022 NBA Draft, sharing his thoughts on the best picks, worst picks and much more. From there he reacts to Arch Manning committing to Texas, and what it means for the Longhorns and Steve Sarkisian. Finally, he plays "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" giving his all-time best and worst NBA Draft takes: Full reaction to the NBA Draft (2:30): Aaron opens the show with full reaction to the NBA Draft. He explains why he actually agrees with most of the top picks, why there were no egregious misses, but the one Top 10 pick he totally agrees with. Then he rips through the rest of the best first round picks, and the second round steals that he absolutely loves. Arch Manning commits to Texas (34:00): Next up, Aaron reacts to the mega-news, as Arch Manning has committed to Texas. He explains why the news isn't surprising, what it means for Texas, and why it has zero impact on Quinn Ewers. Also, Aaron explains why this one move is either going to make or break the Steve Sarkisian era and Texas' attempts to compete in the SEC. Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong (49:30): Finally, we wrap with "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" as he discusses his all time best and worst NBA Draft takes. Included are his initial draft thoughts on Steph Curry, Jayson Tatum and the one NBA All-Star he was dead wrong on. Also, he shares his all-time best take, not just in the NBA Draft, but in any sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Louisville football's "interesting" recruiting success, is Shaedon Sharpe's draft stock falling + NBA Draft deep dive with Zac Krull

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 68:59

    On today's show, Aaron talks about Louisville football's sudden success in recruiting (and whether they'll be covered the same as Texas A&M). Also, he discusses whether Shaedon Sharpe's draft stock is tumbling after a couple of bizarre interviews. Finally, an NBA Draft deep dive with college hoops writer and friend of the show Zac Krull. Louisville's surprise recruiting success (2:30): Aaron opens the show by discussing Louisville football's surprise recruiting success. After getting two five-stars in the last few weeks, including the nation's No. 1 running back, is the Cards' success all about NIL? And will they be covered the same as Texas A&M and other schools accused of taking full advantage of NIL?! Is Shaedon Sharpe's draft stock falling (19:30): Next up, Aaron turns to the 2022 NBA Draft and asks a simple question - following several bizarre interviews, is Shaedon Sharpe's draft stock falling? How one comment from Sharpe changed the whole narrative on everything to do with him. College hoops writer Zac Krull joins for an NBA Draft deep dive (35:00): Finally, Zac Krull, who covers college hoops for Aaron Torres Online joins the show to talk all things NBA Draft. They discuss if Jabari Smith should go No. 1 overall, whether concerns with Chet Holgmren are legit, and go through their favorite and least favorite players in this draft. Also, Aaron explains why his opinion on one star has completely flipped in the last week. Follow the show on Twitter - @AaronTorresPod Follow Zac Krull on Twitter - @ZacKrull_ Today's show is presented by Athletic Greens - for more information and a great deal, visit AthleticGreens.com/Emerging Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 10 biggest questions for the 2022 college football season + UNC hoops picks up major portal help - and establishes themselves as No. 1?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 75:03

    With SEC Media Days a month away, Aaron hits on the 10 biggest questions heading into the college football season, including Alabama's revenge tour, Georgia's encore, Lincoln Riley at USC, Texas, Texas A&M and more. Then he discusses a mega transfer commit for UNC hoops - which might establish them as the best team in 2022-2023, The 10 biggest questions heading into college football season: With SEC Media Days (college football's unofficial start) a month away, Aaron hits on the 10 biggest questions coming into the season. In Part I (2:00) he hits on Bama's revenge tour, Georgia's encore, Lincoln Riley + the rest of college football's new head coaches at Notre Dame, Miami, Oklahoma, Florida and more. In Part II he discusses expectations at Texas A&M, what Steve Sarkisian needs to do to be successful, hot seat coaches and big seasons ahead at Michigan and Ohio State (26:00). UNC picks up mega transfer help + a legend retires (52:00): Aaron wraps the show by turning his attention to college hoops. North Carolina picked up a mega commit over the weekend - and Aaron thinks it establishes the Tar Heels as the title favorites. Also, a college hoops legend retires. Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bruce Pearl joins the show, NBA Finals thoughts + Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 59:14

    On today's show, Aaron shares his thoughts on the Warriors clinching another NBA title, before welcoming back an old friend of the show: Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. Finally, he plays "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" discussing the NBA Finals, boosters gone crazy in the NIL world and bad college baseball picks. Here's a full rundown of today's show: NBA Finals thoughts (2:00): Aaron opens the show with some quick thoughts on Golden State winning another NBA title. He explains why he has a newfound appreciation for the Warriors and Steph Curry after these Finals. Also, did Boston blow their best chance at a title? Bruce Pearl joins the show (21:00): Next up, Aaron welcomes in old friend, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl to the show. The guys discuss Auburn's summer tour to Israel, and why Coach Pearl takes the responsibility of being a "teacher" for his young players seriously. Also, he explains why Jabari Smith should be the No. 1 pick in this NBA Draft and previews his 2023-2023 Tiger squad. Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong (41:45): Finally, Aaron wraps the show by playing America's favorite game "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong." He discusses his biggest NBA Finals hits and misses, the one basketball star he totally whiffed on, and why the NCAA is finally listening to him on the biggest issue in college sports. Also, a rouge booster is back in the news - just like Aaron told you he would be. Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 10 biggest questions of the 2022 NBA Draft + Mailbag on Arch Manning, CFB's most underrated player, college hoops on airplane hangars and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 70:13

    On today's show, Aaron answers the 10 biggest questions on the 2022 NBA Draft, discussing Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren and biggest boom/bust prospects. Then he hits the mailbag, talking about his favorite announcers, college football's most underrated player and what would Arch Manning's impact be on Georgia? The 10 biggest questions of the 2022 NBA Draft (2:20): Aaron opens the show by discussing the 10 biggest questions of the 2022 NBA Draft. He shares his thoughts on Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, prospects with the biggest boom/bust potential and potential second round sleepers. Also, the one team that could totally shake up the draft Mailbag: Next, Aaron answers your mailbag questions, discussing his favorite announcers (shout out Verne Lundquist!), Arch Manning's potential impact on Georgia and college football's most underrated player. Plus, college basketball games on aircraft carriers are SO back! Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings! Today's show is presented by Athletic Greens - for more information and a great deal, visit AthleticGreens.com/Emerging Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennessee baseball loses and America rejoices, can college basketball tournament match college hoops + Should NBA teams pass on Shaedon Sharpe?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 53:05

    On today's show, Aaron explains why Tennessee baseball's loss - and opposing fan's excitement about it show just how important Tennessee is for the sport, then wonders if the college baseball tournament can one day match the excitement of March Madness. Finally, he turns to the NBA Draft and asks whether teams should pass on Shaedon Sharpe or not after the fiasco at Kentucky. Tennessee loses and America rejoices (2:20): Aaron opens the show by discussing the top seeded Tennessee Vols losing in the Super Regionals. After fan-bases across the sport celebrated the loss is it proof that Tennessee is good for college baseball? Also, are they officially the Duke basketball or UConn women of college baseball? Can the college baseball tournament ever catch March Madness (18:30)? Next up, Aaron explains why college baseball remains America's most underrated sport and asks a question: Could the college baseball tournament one day catch March Madness in terms of fan interest? Aaron has some interesting thoughts? Should NBA takes pass on Shaedon Sharpe (32:30): Finally, Aaron answers the No. 1 NBA Draft question this spring: What should NBA teams do with Shaedon Sharpe? Aaron explains why the situation is complicated, and why NBA teams are just as confused about Sharpe, his desire to play basketball, and what really happened at Kentucky, as fans are. Today's show is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook. New users automatically win $150 in free bets, when they place a $5 wager on either Boston or Golden State prior to Game 5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Draymond vs. Boston overreaction, LIV Golf here to stay + Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong on Lincoln Riley, Harbaugh, NBA Finals and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 56:29

    On today's episode, Aaron discusses the media's overreaction to Boston fans chanting vulgarities at Draymond Green, why LIV Golf is here to stay and Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong on Lincoln Riley, the NBA Finals, college hoops ratings and an all-time recruiting miss by Jim Harbaugh Draymond Green vs. Boston overreaction (2:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing the overreaction to Boston fans chanting vulgarities at Draymond Green. Aaron explains why he sees no problem with what Boston fans did, and whether this is proof that Golden State and its players are soft LIV Golf here to stay (16:30): Next up, for the first (or maybe second) time, Aaron discusses golf on the show, with the fascinating LIV golf tour. Aaron goes into detail on why LIV is here to stay, how the PGA messed up and if this is sport's version of "Blockbuster vs. Netflix." Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong (34:00): Finally, Aaron wraps the show with "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" discussing Lincoln Riley's SEC comments, college hoops NCAA Tournament ratings, the NBA Finals, and an all-time recruiting missing by Jim Harbaugh Today's show is brought you by DraftKings Sportsbook - bet $5 on either team in the NBA Finals and you automatically get $150 in free bets from DraftKings. You can sign up here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    BONUS EPISODE: Previewing College Baseball's Super Regionals with Arkansas play-by-play man Phil Elson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 45:34

    On today's show, Aaron previews college baseball's "Super Regionals." Here is a full list of topics: * Was last weekend the first time college baseball went "mainstream" * What's it like to win a regional on the road like Arkansas did against Oklahoma State last weekend * Is Tennessee good for college baseball - and why there's no one in sports quite like them * Does UConn get enough respect as a baseball program? * The biggest storylines and most intriguing matchups from this weekend's Super Regionals Follow Aaron on Twitter Follow Aaron on Instagram Follow Aaron on Facebook Follow Aaron on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Deshaun Watson mess, who could potentially replace John Calipari at Kentucky + Jon Scheyer continues to make big moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 58:37

    On today's show, Aaron discusses the Deshaun Watson mess and what the NFL could do, a potential list of replacements for John Calipari at Kentucky, and historic (and game-changing) move for new Duke head coach Jon Scheyer. Here is a full rundown of today's show: The Deshaun Watson mess - and what the NFL should do (2:30): Aaron opens the show by discussing the Deshaun Watson mess, as a new accuser and a scathing New York Times report cast new light on this wild story. Will the NFL force Watson to miss more time as new information keeps coming out. Who could potentially replace John Calipari at Kentucky? (14:00): Next up, Aaron hits on the topic that everyone has asked him all off-season: Who could potentially replace John Calipari at Kentucky. After The Athletic (shout out Kyle Tucker!) put out its list, Aaron shares who he believes is realistic, and who isn't. Jon Scheyer continues to make huge moves (39:00): Finally, Aaron discusses the move that new Duke coach Jon Scheyer has hired a "general manager" to handle NIL for his program. What does it mean? How it will only help recruiting. Also, why Scheyer has done an incredible job adjusting to the new landscape of college sports so far. Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings! Today's show is also presented by Athletic Greens - for more information and a great deal, visit AthleticGreens.com/Emerging Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brian Kelly drops truth bombs, NBA Draft deadline winners/losers + Updated "Way Too Early Top 25" post NBA Draft deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 75:36

    On today's show, Aaron discusses an interesting Brian Kelly comment at SEC Media Days, before digging into the NBA Draft deadline. He hits on winners and losers, including Gonzaga, Kansas, Duke, Houston and more, then updates his "Top 25" with rosters set for the 2022-2023 season. Where did your team land? Brian Kelly drops a fascinating quote (2:00): Aaron opens today's show with an update from Destin, where Brian Kelly had a fascinating quote about NIL. Have the unintended consequences of NIL officially outweighed the good - and if not, how soon will we get there? NBA Draft Deadline winners and losers (21:30): Wednesday night was the NBA Draft deadline, and Aaron discusses his winners and losers from all the players who decided to stay in college or go pro. Among the teams discussed - Gonzaga, Houston, Duke, Kansas, Michigan and more! An updated "Way Too Early Top 25" for 2022-2023 (44:30): Finally, with rosters now basically set for next season, Aaron updates his "Way Too Early Top 25." Where did schools like North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke and Arkansas land, plus one shocking team moves into the Top 15. Plus thoughts on the rest of the state of college hoops heading into next season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What we learned at SEC Coaches Meetings, NBA Draft deadline stay/go decisions and impact on college hoops + a busy day at Kentucky

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 71:12

    On today's show, Aaron discusses the SEC coaches meetings, and why Jimbo vs. Saban was *not* the biggest story to emerge. Plus, the NBA Draft deadline nears, Aaron talks about what big decisions have already been made and which ones are to come. Finally, he talks about a busy day at Kentucky, where Jacob Toppin returns, a new assistant was hired and we got a juicy DaJuan Wagner rumors. What we learned at SEC coaches' meetings: Tuesday was the big day, as we got Jimbo Fisher vs. Nick Saban at the SEC Coaches Meetings. Aaron explains why he was once again disappointed in Saban's response, thoughts on the SEC scheduling model + why the biggest story of the day came from a very unlikely place - Florida head coach Billy Napier. NBA Draft Deadline nears: With the NBA Draft decision coming, Aaron hits on all the big stories. He discusses some big "stay or go" decisions that have already happened at Gonzaga, Kansas and Arizona, plus the big names that have still yet to decide. With Wednesday's deadline to declare nearing there are a lot of schools still waiting on big news - Aaron runs through them all. Busy day at Kentucky: Finally, Aaron wraps the show by discussing a busy day at Kentucky. He explains why Jacob Toppin's return is bigger than you think, shares what he knows about new assistant coach KT Turner - plus, a juicy DaJuan Wagner rumor! Today's episode is also brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings! Today's show is presented by Athletic Greens - for more information and a great deal, visit AthleticGreens.com/Emerging Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The biggest winners in college hoops transfer portal + Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong on Gruden, Golden State Warriors, recruiting and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 56:32

    It's a loaded pre-Memorial Day weekend edition of the Aaron Torres Pod. Aaron opens by discussing the biggest winners from the college hoops transfer portal, including Arkansas, UConn, LSU, Providence and another SEC school who stood out. Then he hits "Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong" discussing the NBA Playoffs, Jon Gruden, Golden State Warriors, Arch Manning and more Biggest winners in college hoops transfer portal (3:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing the biggest winners in college hoops' transfer portal. He hits on all the big moves from Arkansas, UConn, LSU and more, plus hits on the teams who added one key piece like Kansas, Gonzaga and Kentucky. Also, what this year's portal cycle taught us about the present and future of college hoops. Aaron Right/Aaron Wrong (33:00): Next up we end the week with America's favorite segment, "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong." He discusses the Golden State Warriors, Jon Gruden's NFL lawsuit and also a bit on Colin Kaepernick. Then it's discussing DJ Wagner, Arch Manning and the one college hoops program he was dead wrong on this summer. Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SEC-only college football playoff? DJ Wagner/Milt Wagner update + Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 65:31

    On today's show, Aaron discusses the SEC considering an "SEC only" college football playoff and the news that Louisville has hired Milt Wagner, the grandfather of the No. 1 high school player in America - does that mean he's a lock for Louisville and what does it mean for Kentucky? Plus, mailbag questions on most overrated/underrated NBA Draft prospects, a potential Arkansas-Memphis game + college baseball picks! SEC only college football playoff? Aaron opens the show by reacting to an ESPN report that the SEC could stage its own playoff. Aaron explains why he doesn't buy that story - but why it speaks to something else going on in college football no one is talking about. Plus, what will SEC schedules look like once Texas and Oklahoma join the league? Louisville hires Milt Wagner, grandfather of top high school player: Next up, Aaron hits on the report that Louisville has hired Milt Wagner, the grandfather of the No. 1 high school player in America, DJ Wagner. Does that guarantee DJ is going to Louisville? What does it mean for perceived favorite, Kentucky? And is this move proof that John Calipari is a step behind his peers? Mailbag: Finally, Aaron answers mailbag questions, discussing the most overrated and underrated NBA Draft prospects, a possible Memphis-Arkansas hoops showdown, and his college baseball picks. Plus, the one angle on the Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher feud no one is talking about. Today's episode is also brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings! Today's show is presented by Athletic Greens - for more information and a great deal, visit AthleticGreens.com/Emerging Make sure to... Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Update on Jimbo vs. Saban, Arch Manning recruitment heats up + Indiana hoops gets some major news

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 61:54

    We have a loaded show, as Aaron discusses the fallout from Jimbo vs. Saban - and if Nick Saban is protected by the media like Coach K. From there, he talks a twist in Arch Manning's development and where he should go. Plus, some college hoops news as Indiana gets mega news (and might be the Big Ten favorite), plus news on a key transfer Jimbo vs. Saban fallout: Aaron opens the show by sharing some updated thoughts on the Jimbo vs. Saban fallout. Including - is Saban unfairly protected by the media? Torres discusses. Arch Manning recruitment heats up: From there, Aaron hits on an update on one of the most highly-touted recruits in recent history, Arch Manning, who announced three visits for June. Aaron breaks down the three schools, is anyone else involved and why only one of the three actually makes sense for his college football future. Indiana gets huge college hoops news + could one transfer alter college hoops in 2023?: Finally, we wrap with a little college hoops news. Indiana got big news on Trayce Jackson-Davis on Friday - does that make them favorites in the Big Ten? Also, Matthew Mayer will return to college hoops. Will he transfer to North Carolina? And does that make them a lock for the No. 1 spot in 2022-2023? Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Update on Jimbo vs. Saban, Arch Manning recruitment heats up + Indiana hoops gets some major news

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 57:54

    We have a loaded show, as Aaron discusses the fallout from Jimbo vs. Saban - and if Nick Saban is protected by the media like Coach K. From there, he talks a twist in Arch Manning's development and where he should go. Plus, some college hoops news as Indiana gets mega news (and might be the Big Ten favorite), plus news on a key transferJimbo vs. Saban fallout: Aaron opens the show by sharing some updated thoughts on the Jimbo vs. Saban fallout. Including - is Saban unfairly protected by the media? Torres discusses.Arch Manning recruitment heats up: From there, Aaron hits on an update on one of the most highly-touted recruits in recent history, Arch Manning, who announced three visits for June. Aaron breaks down the three schools, is anyone else involved and why only one of the three actually makes sense for his college football future.Indiana gets huge college hoops news + could one transfer alter college hoops in 2023?: Finally, we wrap with a little college hoops news. Indiana got big news on Trayce Jackson-Davis on Friday - does that make them favorites in the Big Ten? Also, Matthew Mayer will return to college hoops. Will he transfer to North Carolina? And does that make them a lock for the No. 1 spot in 2022-2023?Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings! 

    Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher - breaking down CFB's craziest blow up from every angle! Plus "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 48:16

    We have a WILD Friday show, as Aaron breaks down the Jimbo Fisher vs. Nick Saban spat from all angles. Who was right? Who was wrong? And what Nick Saban could've done differently. Plus, we play "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" discussing the Jordan Addison, Shaedon Sharpe, the draft lottery and a star college football coach who needs more love: Breaking down Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher from all angles (2:00): The meat of today's show is all things Jimbo Fisher vs. Nick Saban. Aaron gives the background, explains why he thinks this is the rare time Nick Saban looks bad and explains why both Jimbo and Saban have more in common than people realize. Also, why Nick Saban's points on NIL are important - but absolutely could've been handled differently. Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong (25:30): We wrap the show by playing America's favorite game - "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" hitting on several topics from across college football. We discuss Jordan Addison's commitment, Shaedon Sharpe's successful week at the NBA Combine and also, a college football coach that has unexpectedly taken the recruiting world by storm! Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher - breaking down CFB's craziest blow up from every angle! Plus "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 44:16

    We have a WILD Friday show, as Aaron breaks down the Jimbo Fisher vs. Nick Saban spat from all angles. Who was right? Who was wrong? And what Nick Saban could've done differently. Plus, we play "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" discussing the Jordan Addison, Shaedon Sharpe, the draft lottery and a star college football coach who needs more love:Breaking down Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher from all angles (2:00): The meat of today's show is all things Jimbo Fisher vs. Nick Saban. Aaron gives the background, explains why he thinks this is the rare time Nick Saban looks bad and explains why both Jimbo and Saban have more in common than people realize. Also, why Nick Saban's points on NIL are important - but absolutely could've been handled differently.Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong (25:30): We wrap the show by playing America's favorite game - "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" hitting on several topics from across college football. We discuss Jordan Addison's commitment, Shaedon Sharpe's successful week at the NBA Combine and also, a college football coach that has unexpectedly taken the recruiting world by storm! Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings! 

    NBA Draft lottery reaction, best landing spot for Jordan Addison, 5 most underrated college hoops towns + mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 70:03

    Aaron opens Wednesday's show discussing his reaction to the NBA Draft lottery - and who he would take No. 1. Then he hits on Jordan Addison and his best landing spot, between USC, Texas and Alabama. Finally, he answers mailbag questions, including the five most underrated college hoops towns, if its "Final Four or bust" at Arkansas, and could Urban Meyer one day replace Steve Sarkisian at Texas? NBA Draft Lottery reaction: Aaron opens the show, with some quick reaction to the NBA Draft lottery. He explains why the Magic can't screw up this pick, the one top prospect he isn't sold on, and the one top player with major boom/bust potential. Also, he explains why it seems clear who the No. 1 pick in the draft should be. Best landing spot for Jordan Addison?: Next up, Aaron hits on the recruitment of star transfer wide receiver Jordan Addison. It appears as though Addison is down to Texas, USC and Alabama - and Aaron shares his thoughts on the three schools, and which school he would recommend to Addison, if he were advising him. Mailbag on noon kick-offs, "Final Four or bust" for Arkansas + Top five most underrated college hoops cities: Finally, Aaron wraps hitting on your listener-submitted questions. he shares his thoughts on "Big Noon Kickoff" with Alabama playing Texas at noon ET, and whether Urban Meyer will one day replace Steve Sarkisian at Texas. Also, are "Final Four or bust" expectations fair at Arkansas - and Aaron names his five most underrated college hoops towns. Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft lottery reaction, best landing spot for Jordan Addison, 5 most underrated college hoops towns + mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 66:03

    Aaron opens Wednesday's show discussing his reaction to the NBA Draft lottery - and who he would take No. 1. Then he hits on Jordan Addison and his best landing spot, between USC, Texas and Alabama. Finally, he answers mailbag questions, including the five most underrated college hoops towns, if its "Final Four or bust" at Arkansas, and could Urban Meyer one day replace Steve Sarkisian at Texas?NBA Draft Lottery reaction: Aaron opens the show, with some quick reaction to the NBA Draft lottery. He explains why the Magic can't screw up this pick, the one top prospect he isn't sold on, and the one top player with major boom/bust potential. Also, he explains why it seems clear who the No. 1 pick in the draft should be.Best landing spot for Jordan Addison?: Next up, Aaron hits on the recruitment of star transfer wide receiver Jordan Addison. It appears as though Addison is down to Texas, USC and Alabama - and Aaron shares his thoughts on the three schools, and which school he would recommend to Addison, if he were advising him.Mailbag on noon kick-offs, "Final Four or bust" for Arkansas + Top five most underrated college hoops cities: Finally, Aaron wraps hitting on your listener-submitted questions. he shares his thoughts on "Big Noon Kickoff" with Alabama playing Texas at noon ET, and whether Urban Meyer will one day replace Steve Sarkisian at Texas. Also, are "Final Four or bust" expectations fair at Arkansas - and Aaron names his five most underrated college hoops towns.Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings! 

    Game 7's reaction, Redick blocks Torres, NFL schedule release + biggest "stay or go" college hoops/NBA Draft decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 74:47

    We have a loaded Monday show, as Aaron shares quick thoughts on the two NBA Game 7's - and also, a sad end to the burgeoning friendship between him and JJ Redick. What went wrong! Also, thoughts on the NFL schedule release and the biggest "stay or go" NBA Draft decisions! Game 7's reaction + Torres breaks JJ Redick (2:30): Aaron opens the show by sharing quick reactions to the pair of NBA Game 7's on Sunday. Then he discusses the latest twist in his friendship with JJ Redick - as Redick blocked him on Sunday, because he was mad at Aaron for bringing up the tweet that he sent months ago. Thoughts on the NFL schedule (21:00): From there, Aaron continues - and after spending the weekend reviewing everything, he shares his thoughts on the NFL schedule release. He explains why the NFL is officially taking over Christmas Day, why the Chiefs are doomed to underachieve and why one of the NFL's worst teams in destined for success. Also, what the schedule tells us about Tom Brady's future - and are we about to get too much Belichick? Biggest "Stay or Go" NBA Draft decisions (47:30): Finally, it's a big week in NBA Draft circles - where the NBA Combine takes place, and the NBA lottery is Tuesday. Aaron hits on the biggest "stay or go" decisions that could impact college hoops next year, including Shaedon Sharpe, Jaylin Williams, Dalen Terry, and several other big name players Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Game 7's reaction, Redick blocks Torres, NFL schedule release + biggest "stay or go" college hoops/NBA Draft decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 70:47

    We have a loaded Monday show, as Aaron shares quick thoughts on the two NBA Game 7's - and also, a sad end to the burgeoning friendship between him and JJ Redick. What went wrong! Also, thoughts on the NFL schedule release and the biggest "stay or go" NBA Draft decisions! Game 7's reaction + Torres breaks JJ Redick (2:30): Aaron opens the show by sharing quick reactions to the pair of NBA Game 7's on Sunday. Then he discusses the latest twist in his friendship with JJ Redick - as Redick blocked him on Sunday, because he was mad at Aaron for bringing up the tweet that he sent months ago.Thoughts on the NFL schedule (21:00): From there, Aaron continues - and after spending the weekend reviewing everything, he shares his thoughts on the NFL schedule release. He explains why the NFL is officially taking over Christmas Day, why the Chiefs are doomed to underachieve and why one of the NFL's worst teams in destined for success. Also, what the schedule tells us about Tom Brady's future - and are we about to get too much Belichick?Biggest "Stay or Go" NBA Draft decisions (47:30): Finally, it's a big week in NBA Draft circles - where the NBA Combine takes place, and the NBA lottery is Tuesday. Aaron hits on the biggest "stay or go" decisions that could impact college hoops next year, including Shaedon Sharpe, Jaylin Williams, Dalen Terry, and several other big name players

    Nick Saban vs. Scott Satterfield, Tennessee lands 5-star, best transfers available (and likely landing spots) + Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 63:37

    It's a spooky Friday the 13th episode of the Aaron Torres, as Aaron reacts to Scott Satterfield accusing Nick Saban of tampering, as well as Tennessee landing five-star Julian Phillips. Then he rips through the best transfers left in the portal and discusses where they could land, and plays "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong." Here's a full rundown: Nick Saban vs. Scott Satterfield tampering allegations (2:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing the accusations by Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield that Nick Saban was tampering with star wide receiver Tyler Harrell. Aaron gives the one reason why it's ridiculous to believe that Saban actually tampered with Satterfield's player Tennessee lands a five-star (15:30): Next, Aaron discusses Tennessee landing five-star wing Julian Phillips, and explains what it means for Rick Barnes in his quest to drop the "Never delivers in March" moniker. Best transfers available - and their likely landing spots (24:30): Aaron stays with college hoops, discussing the 10 best players still in the hoops transfer portal, and their likely landing spots. Included: Patrick Baldwin, Tyrese Hunter, Matt Mayer, Ricky Council, Keion Brooks and more. Finally, Aaron plays "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" (43:00): Discussing his old buddy JJ Redick, the G-League Ignite program and Jayson Tatum. Also, why his opinion on the relationship between fans and players has changed. Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nick Saban vs. Scott Satterfield, Tennessee lands 5-star, best transfers available (and likely landing spots) + Aaron Right, Aaron Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 59:37

    It's a spooky Friday the 13th episode of the Aaron Torres, as Aaron reacts to Scott Satterfield accusing Nick Saban of tampering, as well as Tennessee landing five-star Julian Phillips. Then he rips through the best transfers left in the portal and discusses where they could land, and plays "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong." Here's a full rundown:Nick Saban vs. Scott Satterfield tampering allegations (2:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing the accusations by Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield that Nick Saban was tampering with star wide receiver Tyler Harrell. Aaron gives the one reason why it's ridiculous to believe that Saban actually tampered with Satterfield's playerTennessee lands a five-star (15:30): Next, Aaron discusses Tennessee landing five-star wing Julian Phillips, and explains what it means for Rick Barnes in his quest to drop the "Never delivers in March" moniker.Best transfers available - and their likely landing spots (24:30): Aaron stays with college hoops, discussing the 10 best players still in the hoops transfer portal, and their likely landing spots. Included: Patrick Baldwin, Tyrese Hunter, Matt Mayer, Ricky Council, Keion Brooks and more.Finally, Aaron plays "Where Aaron Was Right, Where Aaron Was Wrong" (43:00): Discussing his old buddy JJ Redick, the G-League Ignite program and Jayson Tatum. Also, why his opinion on the relationship between fans and players has changed.Today's episode is brought to you by DraftKings - new users can make a $5 moneyline bet on any team and if that team wins, you get $150 in free cash. It's the best deal going - courtesy of DraftKings! 

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