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Joel Klatt breaks down the biggest stories in the world of college football. Joel relies on his experience on the field, detailed film analysis and unmatched preparation to give the listener the most consistent and best analysis. Each week, Joel will dive into his Top 10 teams, take your questions a…

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    Texas' Bijan Robinson & Breaking down the Alabama Upset

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 22:45

    On this week's Breaking the Huddle, Joel Klatt talks to Texas RB Bijan Robinson about Heisman buzz, and the upcoming game against Oklahoma State. Joel also goes through his Top 10 Rankings, and breaks down tape from Alabama's loss to Texas A&M. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder & Appreciating Great Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 22:23

    On this week's Breaking the Huddle, Joel Klatt talks to Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder about the win over Notre Dame and attracting Heisman buzz. Joel also goes through his Top 10 Rankings, and breaks down tape of why Georgia, Iowa, and Penn State are dominating on defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why is Oklahoma's offense struggling, and new blood in the CFB Playoff?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 22:33

    In this week's Breaking the Huddle, Joel Klatt takes a deeper look on why Oklahoma's offense is struggling and explains how it's not necessarily Spencer Rattler's fault. He also shares his Top 10 Rankings after Week 4, and talks about how the path to the CFB Playoff is more wide open than previous years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who should be the new USC coach? & Iowa's Kirk Ferentz Joins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 21:12

    Joel Klatt explains why USC fired Clay Helton, and gives his top candidates the Trojans should reach out to to replace him. Then he is joined by Iowa Football head coach Kirk Ferentz to talk about his team's big win over in-state rival, Iowa State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UCLA's Chip Kelly & Top 10 Rankings after Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 20:38

    Joel Klatt is back for another edition of Breaking the Huddle, and this week he is joined by UCLA head coach Chip Kelly! They talk the Bruins' win over LSU, and how impressive RB Zach Charbonnet has looked so far. Joel Klatt also goes through his Top 10 rankings, and breaks down tape of key defensive plays from Week 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    OU's Spencer Rattler joins, Preseason Top 10 & Heisman Contenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 21:50

    Joel Klatt is back and ready to kick off the 2021 college football season. He breaks down his Top 10 preseason teams, shares who is at the top of his Heisman favorite rankings, and chats with special guest Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is this Michigan team legit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 21:35

    Urban Meyer joins Joel Klatt to discuss their first impressions of the Big Ten's return in Week 8, including how Penn State can move forward after a huge loss to Indiana. Plus, Joel breaks down what made Michigan stand out in their debut performance against Minnesota, and ranks his Top 10 teams in college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Big Ten Football is Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 21:08

    Ohio State head coach, Ryan Day, joins Joel Klatt to discuss the return of Big Ten football and the development of QB Justin Fields. Plus, Joel breaks down how experience gave Alabama a distinct advantage in their win over Georgia and ranks his Top 10 teams in college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Red River Showdown Has Arrived!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 20:50

    The Red River Showdown is finally here! Joel Klatt walks you through everything you need to know heading into Saturday's matchup, including the four things Spencer Rattler needs to do to improve as a young quarterback and why this game is a MUST win for Texas. Plus, he ranks his Top 10 college football teams heading into Week 6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Justin Fields is a legit Heisman contender, Big Ten back in Klatt's Top 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 21:22

    In Joel Klatt's latest top 10 reveal, he gives you three reasons why he's excited for the SEC to return this weekend and tells you WHY he ranks Ohio State over Alabama. Matt Leinart also joins the show to break down his top Heisman contenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 2020 season is here! Klatt ranks his Top 10 teams & talks Texas football with Tom Herman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2020 17:27

    Joel Klatt ranks his top 10 teams in the country in this very... unique... college football season. He also catches up with Tom Herman about the state of Texas football, Sam Ehlinger, and if they'll ever resume that great rivalry game with Texas A&M. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WEEK 13 HAS ARRIVED!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2019 26:23

    With only 2 weeks until bowl games, Joel tells you where he stands with the best (and WORST) teams of the season. Are you with him or against him??

    Another week, another win? Week 10 is already here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2019 26:41

    Joel Klatt returns with more talk of the Pac-12, SEC and all the rest. Will Oregon continue to rise in the rankings? Georgia and Florida face off and what will happen to Notre Dame? Catch it all right here before the weekend!

    Wisconsin faces Ohio State, 'Bama is without Tua...what will happen this weekend?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2019 26:02

    Joel lays out some of the most exciting change-ups in college football this weekend, what to expect in the biggest games and what teams will bring the biggest upsets.

    Will the Gamecocks pull off another upset this weekend? Can the Ducks hold off the Huskies?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2019 30:03

    Catch Joel on another week of college games with some picks that might catch you by surprise!

    WEEK 7 - IT'S TIME FOR THE RED RIVER SHOWDOWN

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2019 30:03

    Joel Klatt unravels the excitement that is the Red River Showdown this Saturday on FOX, plus more of the biggest games of the season this weekend. USC takes on Notre Dame, Texas A&M battles 'Bama... who is Joel siding with? Who will YOU be rooting for? He's got Oklahoma at #4, 'Bama at #3, LSU at #2; listen in to see who he has standing at #1!

    Will Syracuse upset Clemson?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2019 30:38

    Joel Klatt runs through his Top 10 of the week, reveals his "Performer of the Week", engages with YOU on social and dives deep into his favorite teams and why they have a chance to grab a W in week 3.

    Hitting a stride with Week 2 plus a look back to Week 1!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2019 11:52

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    Klatt is back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2019 23:13

    Joel Klatt returns with another season of college football laying out his Top 25 teams in the country and diving in on his Top 10. Find out who he calls out on social, why he agrees with fans or claps back - tune in every week for what to expect for the exciting season ahead!

    How to fix the College Football Playoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2018 27:28

    Is Clemson not getting enough credit? Why should you be rooting for Alabama this weekend? Is expansion bad for the College Football Playoff? Klatt breaks it all down in this week's Breaking the Huddle.

    Is Alabama the best team ever?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2018 22:29

    Alabama's historic season, Oklahoma's dominant offense, Notre Dame's huge game vs. Syracuse at Yankee Stadium and Clemson standing out in a subpar ACC headline this week's Breaking the Huddle. Finally, Joel tells you why Preseason Rankings must go away next season.

    CFP Football Rankings Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2018 24:07

    Joel Klatt reveals his first CFP rankings and tell you why the committee is the absolute worst way to decide the College Football Playoff. 

    Klatt's Top 10 + Midseason Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2018 34:12

    Joel releases his new Top 10 and tells you why UCF will never be a part of it, while making the case for Ohio State. Plus, Joel breaks down his midseason CFB awards and gives an early breakdown of the College Football Playoff.

    Who can challenge Alabama?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2018 23:22

    Joel Klatt gives you the team he thinks is the biggest threat to Bama, tells you why Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins will win the Heisman trophy, and picks the biggest games of the weekend with Matt Leinart.

    Joel Klatt's Top 10 Teams in the Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2018 29:03

    -Joel breaks down his Top 10 teams -Why Alabama is the best team in the country, and it's not that close -Why 1st year head coaches are on the hot seat

    Clemson, USC, Texas and Matt Leinart

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2018 32:00

    Joel tells you why Clemson is not the second best team in the country, Matt Leinart reflects on the epic Texas vs. USC Rose Bowl, and explains why the AP Poll is ruining College Football.

    8/30/18 - Klatt's Top 10 + Saban overrated? + Heisman favorites with Matt Leinart

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2018 32:50

    Joel Klatt kicks off another season of college football with his Top 10 teams in the country, along with a monologue about the anonymous coach saying Nick Saban overrated. Later, 2004 Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart joins the show to talk Heisman favorites. Then, Joel and Matt play everybody's favorite game: Did Lane Kiffin Say It?

    11/29/17 - The Case against Alabama

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2017 29:15

    Joel Klatt & Matt Leinart dive into why Alabama does not deserve to be in the College Football Playoff. Plus, Klatt tells you why he is buying Georgia, why Clemson is not the number 1 team, Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma's stellar offense and the case against expansion in CFB.

    11/22/17 - Rivalry week + Baker Mayfield + Heisman favorites

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2017 21:14

    Joel Klatt and Matt Leinart break down their top 6 teams across college football and how this weekend's rivalry matchups factor in. Plus, Klatt explains why he has Clemson on the outside looking in for the College Football Playoff. Also, fallout from Baker Mayfield's gesture against Kansas and a look at Heisman favorites headline today's show.

    11/15/17 - College Football Playoff picks + Auburn looming large

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2017 29:43

    Joel Klatt lists his four College Football Playoff picks and the two teams he has on the outside looking in. Klatt also makes his case for a surprise No. 1 team in the country and reveals why Alabama could be in trouble against Auburn. Plus, Matt Leinart drops by to break down his Heisman Trophy hopefuls.

    11/9/17 - Alabama vs. Georgia + Joel Klatt's Heisman Pick

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2017 27:13

    Joel Klatt dive's into his rankings and explains why he has Alabama ahead of Georgia. In addition, Joel discusses Baker Mayfield's amazing season, the problems with Clemson and where Notre Dame ranks in his College Football Playoff.

    11/2/17 - Notre Dame, Alabama & College Football Playoff reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2017 22:36

    Joel Klatt reacts to the College Football Playoff rankings and gives his own top 6 breakdown. Klatt discusses Georgia vs. Alabama, why he loves the Buckeyes and Baker Mayfield. Plus, Matt Leinart is here to give his Top 5 in the Heisman Trophy race.

    10/25/17 - Why Penn State is like the Golden State Warriors

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2017 44:11

    Joel Klatt dives into his updated Top 10 and Matt Leinart stops by to break down the Heisman Trophy race. Plus, Joel previews the upcoming clash between Ohio State and Penn State, and tells you why the Nittany Lions have a lot in common with Steph Curry and the Warriors.

    10/19/17 - Reggie Bush & Matt Leinart + Notre Dame's case

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2017 32:53

    Joel Klatt dives into his updated Top 10, while making a strong case for the Irish. Plus, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart are here to relive some of their greatest moments at USC, and give a reflection of their famous victory over Notre Dame.

    10/11/17 - Clemson vs. Alabama & CFB Playoff locks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2017 32:54

    Auburn's ascension into Klatt's Top 10, why Washington State's may surprise some people, Ohio State's potential, Wisconsin up to their old tricks, why Washington should not have a beef with television contracts, Penn State's resume vs. TCU, why Georgia is surprising everyone, Clemson's easy route to end season and what could haunt Alabama. Plus, Joel takes on Twitter and Leinart reveals his Heisman Top 5.

    10/06/17 - Ohio State vs. Michigan + Alabama's historic run

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2017 47:27

    Joel Klatt reveals his updated Top 10, and tells you why Ohio State has the best chance to knock off the Wolverines. Plus, Joel dives into the problems with Penn State, why Oklahoma should worry about their pass defense and why Clemson is behind Alabama. Finally, Joel takes your comments and questions, while going to bat for the Crimson Tide's schedule and denying an East Coast bias. Finally, Matt Leinart is here to give his Heisman rankings.

    9/28/17 - Alabama's dominance + Michigan improves + Leinart's Heisman race

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2017 36:34

    Joel Klatt reveals his updated Top 10, while taking on his biggest haters on Twitter. Joel dives into why he is buying Georgia, some red flags with the Washington Huskies, Michigan's improvement vs. Purdue, TCU potentially going undefeated, USC and their big win on the road, the problem with Oklahoma's defense and Clemson vs. Alabama. Finally, Matt Leinart is back to reveal his Top 5 in the Heisman Trophy race.

    9/21/17 - Problem with Michigan + Alabama vs. Clemson + Texas Longhorns breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2017 32:20

    Joel Klatt breaks down his Top 10 teams in the country, including the problem with the Michigan Wolverines, why Penn State is the most dangerous team in the B1G Conference, Sam Darnold's performance Saturday night and the case for Alabama & Clemson. Plus, Joel discusses why the Heisman Trophy could be coming from the Big 12 and why College Football is better than the NFL.

    9/16/17 - USC vs. Texas with Vince Young

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2017 44:07

    Rose Bowl hero Vince Young joins Joel Klatt and former USC star Lawrence Jackson to discuss the Texas vs. USC showdown. Vince Young looks back at his memorable performance in the Rose Bowl, the journey to get to Pasadena and his overall time at Texas. Finally, the trio has Texas vs. USC covered from all angles.

    9/13/17 - Baker Mayfield's Heisman chances + USC & Ohio State breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2017 23:57

    Joel Klatt reveals his Top 10, with a controversial team slotted at #4. Plus, Klatt defends Baker Mayfield's behavior after Oklahoma's big win over Ohio State and explains why USC has their best team since the Pete Carroll era. Finally, Matt Leinart reveals his Top 5 in the Heisman Trophy race.

    9/7/17 - Josh Rosen breakdown + Klatt's Top 10 + Leinart's Top 5 Heisman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2017 24:30

    Joel Klatt breaks down his updated Top 10 teams in the country.  Klatt discusses what makes Clemson so dangerous this year, why he has Ohio State over Alabama right now and does a deep dive on Josh Rosen's outstanding play.  Finally, Matt Leinart is here to discuss his Top 5 in the Heisman Trophy race. 

    8/31/17 - Joel Klatt's 2017 CFB Preview + Matt Leinart joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2017 31:51

    Joel Klatt breaks down his Top 10 teams in 2017, and his number one team will not make SEC fans happy. Plus, who are the best players in the country that no one is talking about, and how far can Jim Harbaugh lead Michigan this season? Finally, Klatt makes his 2017 Heisman Trophy pick and tells you what makes USC one of the most underrated teams in the country. Plus, former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart joins the show to break down the best players in the country.

    12/2/16 - Conference Championship / Final Playoff Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2016 24:08

    Joel Klatt is live from Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship between Wisconsin and Ohio State, Saturday on FOX TV. Klatt is joined by FOX College Football Insider Stewart Mandel to preview the Pac-12 Championship between Washington and Colorado (Friday on FOX TV), the Big Ten Championship, and what impact those games will have on the final College Football Playoff. Who's in? Who's out? Joel and Stew have you covered!

    BONUS EPISODE: CFB Playoff Preview Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2016 33:25

    Host Rob Stone is joined by a mock CFB Playoff Selection Committee made up of FOX's College Football Experts and Insiders. Stewart Mandel, Bruce Feldman, Tim Brando, Joel Klatt, Spencer Tillman, Matt Leinart, Robert Smith, and Shannon Spake discuss all of the topics surrounding the playoff scenarios. Who should be in? Who will get left out? Depending on what happens this weekend, who could sneak their way in? What are the potential chaos scenarios? What will the real committee value when making their decisions? Plus, the experts predict what the Final Four will look like and who will eventually be crowned National Champions. Everything you need to know about the CFB Playoff is right here!

    11/22/16 - Latest rankings | Michigan v. Ohio State preview | Charlie Strong fired

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2016 65:45

    Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, and Bruce Feldman break down the latest CFB Playoff rankings, including USC at 12, Oklahoma at 8, Florida at 15, Washington at 5, and Colorado at 9. Plus, a preview of THE GAME - Michigan vs. Ohio State this weekend, which will have major implications on the playoff. Also, Michigan State v. Penn State, Auburn v. Alabama, Notre Dame v. USC, and the Pac-12 Championship. Plus, what is next at Texas after firing Charlie Strong, and the latest on LSU's and Baylor's coaching search.

    11/15/16 - Losses cause a rankings shakeup!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2016 31:35

    After Michigan, Clemson, and Washington all lose this weekend, Joel Klatt and Matt Leinart discuss this week's CFB Playoff Rankings. The guys break down all three games that saw top teams lose, plus discuss the rise of USC and Colorado. Is Michigan still a contender without their top QB? A preview of Oklahoma v. WVU and much more!

    11/8/16 - 2nd College Football Playoff Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2016 46:55

    Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, and Stewart Mandel discuss the second release of the College Football Playoff Rankings. Did the Committee get it right by putting in an undefeated Washington over a one-loss Ohio State? Should Clemson be ahead of Alabama? Plus, the guys preview a key matchup this weekend between USC and Washington, discuss which college football coach would make the best President, and answer your questions!

    11/1/16 - First College Football Playoff Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2016 49:24

    Joel Klatt is joined by Bruce Feldman and Matt Leinart to react to the first release of the College Football Playoff rankings. A wild shakeup at #4 as the Selection Committee decides to put Texas A&M over an undefeated Washington. The guys all have strong feelings as to why the committee made that move. Plus, Bruce gives his top 5 Heisman contenders thus far, a discussion on why Jalen Hurd decided to transfer from Tennessee, UCLA QB Josh Rosen is done for the season, and a preview of key matchups between Alabama/LSU, Nebraska/Ohio State, and more!

    10/25/16 - OSU goes down | Bama's biggest challenge | Week 9 preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2016 60:44

    Joel Klatt is back this week with Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and FOX CFB Insider Bruce Feldman to discuss Ohio State's shocking loss to Penn State. What are the chances Ohio State makes the CFB Playoff now with the loss? The guys preview their upcoming key matchups with Nebraska and Michigan, and also Michigan's matchup this weekend with Michigan State. Plus, Alabama is rolling and look to be favorites to repeat as National Champions after a convincing win over Texas A&M. Who could stand in their way and trip them up? Could LSU or Auburn steal a victory? The guys also look ahead to Washington v. Utah, West Virginia v. Oklahoma State, Baylor v. Texas, Clemson v. Florida State, and try to answer the question: who is the best conference right now?

    10/18/16 - No Big 12 expansion | Mid-season awards | Week 8 preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2016 60:18

    Joel Klatt is back this week with Bruce Feldman and Rob Stone. The guys are agitated with the Big 12 for dragging the country around for half of the year toying with expansion. Did we all get played? Plus we give out our mid-season awards: Most Overrated Team, Most Underrated Team, Best Offensive Player, Best Defensive Player, Best Coach, and last but not least, Best Postgame Locker Room Speech. You don't want to miss that one. And the guys preview some key matchups this week: Texas A&M v. Alabama, Ohio State v. Penn State, Utah v. UCLA - and is Michigan better than Ohio State right now?

    10/11/16 - Heisman leaders | Key Week 7 previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2016 48:09

    Joel Klatt is joined by Matt Leinart and Bruce Feldman to discuss the latest in the Heisman Trophy race. Is it still Lamar Jackson's to lose? Why isn't Washington QB Jake Browning getting enough love, and what could be working against him? Could Michigan's Jabrill Peppers jump to the top of the conversation? Plus, the guys preview Top-10 matchups between Ohio State/Wisconsin, and Alabama/Tennessee. The Big 12 is wide open, which team is going to step up and claim leaders of the conference? All that and more in the latest Breaking the Huddle!

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