Hosted by three brothers (Michael, Ryan, and Trey Newman), the podcast covers all things college football. The episodes are innovative, original, and humorous while still delivering thorough, objective analysis of the sport. Through their creative segments and information-packed discussion, the brot…
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Week 6 was one of the craziest college football weekends since the podcast began in 2017. The headliner was Texas A&M taking down Alabama but the Bros break down the rest of the big games, as well. After that, they discuss all 13 remaining undefeated teams and predict when their first losses will come. Week 7 may not be as loaded as previous weeks, but Kentucky at Georgia, Oklahoma State at Texas, Arizona State at Utah, and several other intriguing matchups will have major impacts on conference championship races. The Questionable Finish touches on high-scoring teams, FBS mismatches, and Upset Specials.
The College Football Bros begin the episode with a look back at Week 5. They discuss parity in the Pac-12, Cincinnati's big win at Notre Dame, Georgia's dominant defense, and more., Their segment for the episode is to identify the third best team in college football among the candidates of Cincinnati, Iowa, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Penn State. Then, they make their against-the-spread picks for Week 6, including Oklahoma vs. Texas and Penn State at Iowa. The Questionable Finish and Upset Special picks close out the show.
Week 4 was another wild week in what is shaping up to be a season with the most surprises since 2007. The Bros discuss Clemson going down at NC State, Iowa State losing at Baylor, the dominance of Georgia and Alabama, and much more. After that, Ryan gives a Top 5 List of the best players from the NCAA Football video game franchise. The Bros' Week 5 preview covers a loaded slate including Ole Miss at Alabama, Arkansas at Georgia, and Cincinnati at Notre Dame. The Questionable Finish features mean Tweets and Upset Specials.
In episode 300 of the podcast, the College Football Bros start with a look back at Week 3. They discuss Alabama's narrow win over Florida, the vulnerabilities of Clemson and Ohio State, Manny Diaz' hot seat, and a rough weekend for the Pac-12 South. After that, they enter the Trivia Zone to answer questions Michael came up with using the Play Index at Sports Reference. Then, they make their against-the-spread picks for Week 4, including Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin and Texas A&M vs. Arkansas. The Questionable Finish this week touches on binging TV shows and funny player names.
It finally happened. Clay Helton has been fired by USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn. The Bros discuss the rumored candidates including James Franklin and Luke Fickell. Their Week 2 takeaways include major QB injuries, Michigan's running game, and Ohio State's defensive issues, Their segment this week features a visit from surprise guests with prescient insights. After that, the Bros make their Week 3 picks for a slate that includes Alabama at Florida and Auburn at Penn State. The Questionable Finish touches on the Bros' nerdy habits and Upset Special picks.
The first full weekend of college football delivered in a big way. The Bros go over their biggest takeaways from the long weekend, including thoughts on Clemson's road to the Playoff, a strong start for Sark at Texas, and a dreadful start for the Pac-12 North. After that, they examine the new-look Big 12 with the potential additions of BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF. Week 2 picks include the two biggest games of the weekend: Oregon at Ohio State and Iowa at Iowa State. The Questionable Finish touches on Indiana's misspelled jersey and the Bros' Upset Specials.
FINALLY there is a full slate of games to preview! In this episode, the Bros briefly recap Week 0 and discuss what Nebraska's loss to Illinois means for Scott Frost. After that, they preview all of the biggest games of the upcoming long weekend including Ohio State at Minnesota, North Carolina at Virginia Tech, Penn State at Wisconsin, Alabama vs. Miami, Georgia vs. Clemson, LSU at UCLA, and Notre Dame at Florida State. At the end of the episode, the Questionable Finish makes its triumphant return as the Bros read the meanest YouTube comments they received this offseason.
Special guest Michael Calabrese of The Action Network and Saturday Down South shares some of his best bets for the upcoming season. First, he gives his thoughts on the win totals for NC State, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, and TCU. After that, he makes the case for Oklahoma as a bet to win the national championship. Finally, he shares a few Week 1 wagers including one on the Clemson/UGA total. Check out Michael Calabrese on Twitter @EastBreese and look out for his appearances on the "Big Bets on Campus" podcast!
The FINAL episode of the College Football Bros 2021 preview series focuses on the Playoff. Each Bro presents their field and makes their official pick to win the CFP National Championship. Will the Bros be picking Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, or Ohio State to win it all?
Rather than rely on the AP and Coaches Polls, the Bros decided to vote on their own pre-season top 25. Tune in to find out where Alabama, Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Iowa State, Florida, Oregon, Miami, Cincinnati, USC, Penn State, LSU, Notre Dame, Iowa, Washington, Indiana, Ole Miss, Utah, Arizona State, TCU, and Texas fall on the list.
In this episode, the College Football Bros handicap the 2021 Heisman Trophy race. They start by analyzing the favorites, including Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler. Each Bro gives his favorite value bet among those candidates with odds shorter than 20-1. After that, they each present their top longshot bets.
The Athletic reported that the ACC, Big Ten, and Pac-12 will formally announce their alliance as early as next week. In this episode, Michael and Ryan discuss the impending alliance and the goals these conferences may hope to achieve. The discussion touches on scheduling, the 12-team Playoff, NCAA governance, and more.
Notre Dame enters the 2021 college football season ranked 7th in the Coaches Poll and 9th in the AP Poll. These high expectations are in spite of the fact they lose veteran quarterback Ian Book and a plethora of starters on both sides of the ball. In this episode, the Bros discuss whether Brian Kelly, transfer QB Jack Coan, and the Irish should be given the benefit of the doubt, or if fans should expect a significant step back in 2021.
2020 was the first College Football Playoff field that included zero first-time Playoff participants. Despite the top-heavy nature of the sport, the odds likely favor at least one new participant in the Playoff this upcoming season. Who are the top 5 candidates?
The College Football Bros power rank the SEC in 2021 from top to bottom in this episode. Tune in to find out where Alabama, Texas A&M, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky, LSU, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, and Arkansas fall on the list.
In this episode, the College Football Bros draft the head coaches who are most likely to be fired in 2021. Tune in to find out where Clay Helton (USC), Jim Harbaugh (Michigan), Matt Wells (Texas Tech), Dino Babers (Syracuse), Justin Fuente (Virginia Tech), David Cutcliffe (Duke), Walt Bell (UMass), Randy Edsall (UConn), and Dana Holgorsen (Houston) fall on the list.
The college football season is fast approaching so the Bros decided to rank the 10 best week 1 games. Tune in to find out where Georgia vs. Clemson, Alabama vs. Miami, Notre Dame at Florida State, LSU at UCLA, Penn State at Wisconsin, Indiana at Iowa, Ohio State at Minnesota, Boise State at UCF, North Carolina at Virginia Tech, and Louisiana at Texas fall on the list.
The final episode of the College Football Bros' SEC preview week features their ultimate predictions for the conference in 2021. They choose their winners from the SEC West, East, and the Championship game. Spoiler alert: they all three pick different champions. They end the episode by selecting their favorite longshot bets to win the conference.
Texas A&M and Florida are both the second favorites in their respective SEC divisions. Alabama and Georgia will be tough to beat this season, but the Aggies and Gators have high ceilings, as well. Texas A&M has a great defense with a ton of returning experience. Their offense has some of the best skill talent in the conference, but can the quarterback and O-line play be good enough to win the SEC West? Florida loses a lot on offense including Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts, but Emory Jones' rushing ability could help make up for any potential step back in the passing game. Which of these teams has the better chance of capturing a division title in 2021?
In this episode, the Bros break down six potential dark horses in the SEC: Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Tennessee. Which of these schools has the biggest potential to outperform the general public's expectations and make some noise in the SEC in 2021?
The LSU Tigers had a rough year in 2020 after massive turnover from their national championship team. Coach O has yet again made significant changes to the staff in hopes of a bounce back year. Max Johnson will be the starting quarterback and much of his supporting cast returns including star wide receiver Kayshon Boutte. The defense was LSU's biggest issue last season under Bo Pelini, but Daronte Jones hopes to take a massive step forward with a group led by lockdown cornerbacks Derek Stingley Jr. and Eli Ricks. Does LSU's schedule and returning production present an opportunity to rebound as a Playoff contender, or will it be a second straight underwhelming year for the Tigers?
The SEC used to be a conference dominated by defense, but lately the offenses have been more impressive. The SEC is LOADED with skill talent. In this episode, the Bros rank the top 10 of those offensive weapons. Tune in to find out where John Metchie III (Alabama), Isaiah Spiller (Texas A&M), Treylon Burks (Arkansas), Kevin Harris (South Carolina), Tank Bigsby (Auburn), Jalen Wydermyer (Texas A&M), Kayshon Boutte (LSU), Chris Rodriguez Jr. (Kentucky), Ainias Smith (Texas A&M), and Jerrion Ealy (Ole Miss) fall on the list. At the end of the episode, the Bros list the honorable mentions.
Alabama has outpaced Georgia's offense the past several years, but the Bulldogs have a ton of promise in 2021. JT Daniels is healthy and poised for a big season in year 2 under Todd Monken. The Crimson Tide have a potential star at quarterback as well with one of the highest-rated QB prospects ever, Bryce Young, in his first season as the starter. In this episode, the College Football Bros compare the two team's offenses by debating who has the better quarterback, running backs, receivers, offensive line, and coaching.
In the final episode of Big Ten preview week, the College Football Bros pick the winners of the West and East divisions. Then, they make their Big Ten Championship picks. The episode touches on Ohio State, Penn State, and Wisconsin, but also some longer shots as they pick their favorite Big Ten bets with big payouts.
In this episode, the College Football Bros identify nine players in the Big Ten who are likely to break out in 2021. Teams covered include Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin.
Penn State and Michigan both had uncharacteristically down years in 2020, but each team seems primed to bounce back. Jim Harbaugh enters 2021 on the hot seat. His biggest choice before the season will be who to start at quarterback between Cade McNamara, Alan Bowman, and JJ McCarthy. On defense, new coordinator Mike Macdonald takes over for Don Brown and has his work cut out for him coaching a group that struggled last year. At Penn State, James Franklin replaced his offensive coordinator with Mike Yurcich from Texas. He'll be tasked with getting more out of returning quarterback Sean Clifford. On defense, some key pieces depart on the line, but Franklin was aggressive in the transfer portal plugging holes on the roster. Which program is more likely to bounce back in 2021?
The College Football Bros may stir up some controversy in this episode as they identify the most overrated and underrated teams in the Big Ten. The ratings they use as their baseline are a blend of Phil Steele, Athlon, and Lindy's Big Ten rankings. Tune in to find out whether Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Michigan State, Minnesota, Iowa, Penn State, Illinois, and Nebraska are brought up as overrated or underrated.
Scott Frost is off to a rough start at Nebraska and the fans are expecting a bowl game in 2021. The offense returns Adrian Martinez at quarterback, but his play needs to be more consistent and he has to reduce turnovers. The receiving corps has huge potential, but without proof of concept it remains a question mark. Defensively, the team took a step forward last year and returns a good amount of production. With a brutal schedule, will the Huskers improve enough to reach a bowl game and secure Scott Frost's job for another year?
Ohio State made a run to the CFP National Championship in 2020, but their defense let them down as Mac Jones and the Tide picked them apart. In 2021, the Buckeyes' offense is loaded yet again, as long as CJ Stroud or whoever starts at quarterback is a capable replacement for Justin Fields. The biggest question mark with the team is the pass defense. Will a full offseason under Kerry Coombs and some potential breakout pass rushing stars allow Ohio State to rebound on that side of the ball? Or will the defense be their fatal flaw yet again?
Big 12 preview week comes to a close with the Bros' championship picks. First, they make their predictions as to who will finish third in the conference. Then, they pick the two teams who will make the Big 12 Championship and who will win that matchup. Is everyone taking Oklahoma, or will one of the Bros side with Iowa State, TCU, Texas, Oklahoma State, or some other dark horse? Finally, they head to Vegas to make some longshot bets to win the conference.
OU and Texas are on their way out of the Big 12, but the College Football Bros think the conference has a chance to survive. If the Big 12 adds four quality programs to the "irate eight" of Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, and West Virginia, it could still be a pretty solid conference. Tune in to the episode to find out which four schools would help form this new Big 12.
The Big 12 has a reputation for great offenses, but the defenses have caught up in recent years. The Bros rank the top 5 Big 12 defenses heading into the 2021 college football season. Tune in to find out where Oklahoma, Iowa State, TCU, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia land on the list.
In this episode, the College Football Bros entertain the scenario in which the Big 12 eventually dissolves with all eight remaining members going their separate ways. Tune in to find out where Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, and West Virginia end up!
Oklahoma and Iowa State are the two favorites in the Big 12, but which X-factors could decide whether those teams or another dark horse wins the conference? In this episode, the College Football Bros touch not just on Oklahoma and Iowa State, but also Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU, and West Virginia.
In this episode, the College Football Bros break down the Texas Longhorns' outlook in 2021. Steve Sarkisian comes in from Alabama and has put together an impressive coaching staff. Offensively, he'll need to develop a young quarterback, either Casey Thompson or Hudson Card. Sark does inherit one of the best running backs in the country in Bijan Robinson, who is poised for a breakout 2021. On defense, Pete Kwiatkowski has his work cut out for him with a group that has underwhelmed in recent years. Can Sarkisian hit the ground running in Austin or will Texas suffer a slightly disappointing 8-4 season?
The Big 12 boasts an exciting list of offensive weapons. In this episode, the College Football Bros rank the top 10. Tune in to find out where Bijan Robinson (Texas), Deuce Vaughn (Kansas State), Marvin Mims (Oklahoma), Breece Hall (Iowa State), Quentin Johnston (TCU), Charlie Kolar (Iowa State), Xavier Hutchinson (Iowa State), Joshua Moore (Texas), Kennedy Brooks (Oklahoma), and Leddie Brown (West Virginia) fall on the list. At the end of the episode, the Bros list the honorable mentions.
Matt Campbell's Iowa State squad is getting a lot of hype heading into the 2021 college football season. It's easy to see why as they finished 2020 ranked in the top 10 and return more production than any other Big 12 school. Brock Purdy, Breece Hall, and Charlie Kolar lead an offense that is extremely efficient. Defensively, Will McDonald, Mike Rose, and Greg Eisworth return to form arguably the best defense in the conference. But is this group truly talented enough to make the College Football Playoff?
Oklahoma has made the College Football Playoff four times, but only once did they come close to winning a game. Heading into 2021, Lincoln Riley's Sooners are getting more hype than any OU team in recent memory. The Bros debate whether that hype is merited and if this OU team is a true threat to not just make the Playoff, but to actually win it all. Spencer Rattler is the Heisman favorite and his backfield partner Kennedy Brooks is back, so the offense will be strong as always. Defensively, Alex Grinch has the Sooners getting better every year. Will they take another step forward in 2021?
The ACC has been dominated by Clemson in recent years so they are the clear pick in the Atlantic division. However, the Bros discuss the possibility that another team takes that division and how that could happen. The Coastal division is a bit more wide open, but North Carolina and Miami are the two favorites. In the ACC Championship, are any of the Bros bold enough to pick against Clemson? Finally, at the end of the episode, they make their longshot bets to win the conference.
Virginia Tech has had a disappointing run in the past three years after what was a promising start to Justin Fuente's tenure with the Hokies. There are, however, a few other coaches feeling pressure in the ACC, as well: Dino Babers (Syracuse), David Cutcliffe (Duke), and Scott Satterfield (Louisville). Is Justin Fuente's seat the hottest of them all?
Rumors are swirling that Texas and Oklahoma could be leaving the Big 12 and heading to the SEC. In this episode, the College Football Bros examine those rumors and discuss the pros and cons both from the OU/Texas perspective, as well as the SEC perspective. After that, they discuss the dominoes that could fall after this potential move. What would the remaining schools in the Big 12 do? Are we headed for four 16-team super-conferences?
Clemson, North Carolina, and Miami appear to be the three best teams in the ACC, but who behind them are the most intriguing dark horses? In this episode, the Bros touch on Pittsburgh, NC State, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Louisville. The Pitt Panthers should be stingy on defense as always, but can Kenny Pickett finally lead a good offense? NC State had a bounce back year in 2020, can a healthy Devin Leary help them take the next step? Jeff Hafley had a promising first year leading Boston College, is Phil Jurkovec ready to take the leap and become one of the best quarterbacks in the country? The Hokies have disappointed in recent years under Justin Fuente, is the talent is still there in the starting 22 to make some noise? Wake Forest has a ton of returning production and a stacked receiving corps, will the good Sam Hartman show up for a full season? Louisville lost their top weapons on offense, will Malik Cunningham be able to cut down on turnovers with a green supporting cast?
In the ACC, Clemson is the clear favorite, but there are two teams in the tier right below them: North Carolina and Miami. The Hurricanes return the most production of any team in the conference, leaving D'Eriq King's health as the primary question mark. The Tar Heels have been recruiting well under Mack Brown and return possibly the best quarterback in the nation in Sam Howell, but he loses his four best weapons on offense. Which team is better positioned to win the Coastal division and mount the biggest challenge to Clemson in the ACC Championship?
The Florida State Seminoles have had a rough few years, but Mike Norvell is looking to take the first step towards becoming a national power again. The offense adds McKenzie Milton from UCF which could unlock the upside of the passing game. On defense, they added a plethora of transfers to help Adam Fuller put out a competent group. Can FSU overcome a brutal schedule to reach a bowl game in 2021?
ACC college football preview week begins with the Clemson Tigers. Dabo Swinney, DJ Uiagalelei, and co. begin the season with a tough test against Georgia, but the conference schedule is pretty light. Clemson avoids North Carolina and Miami from the Coastal. The defense is almost entirely intact and the defensive line looks to be the best in the country. But without Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne, will Clemson drop one game in ACC play in 2021?
Pac-12 college football preview week comes to a close with predictions for the 2021 Pac-12 North, South, and Championship game. The two favorites in the North they chose from were the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies. In the South, the three favorites are USC, Arizona State, and Utah. At the end of the episode, they give their longshot bets in the conference.