Listen to Rivals.com Recruiting Analysts Woody Wommack, Nick Krueger and Rob Cassidy talk about recruiting and more in this weekly podcast.
Rivals.com's Woody Wommack and Mike Farrell recap Week 3 of college football and talk about Manny Diaz on the hot seat, Penn State's big win, what to make of Clemson's struggles, Deion Sanders as a potential coach at Florida State, Alabama's vulnerability and more.
Dave Lackford returns to the show to talk about what he's been up to since his last appearance. Woody and Dave also talk about UCF-Louisville's Friday night match up (11:00) and the recent problems with the Cardinals athletic department. They wrap up with some off-topic talk (21:30), including a Bingo update on Woody's mom and Dave's TV thoughts. Then Mike Farrell joins the show and he and Woody give their picks against the spread (39:21).
Woody Wommack is joined by Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Adam Gorney to talk about Florida State's recruiting momentum as well as the trend of players reclassifying in football. Then, Rob Cassidy joins the show to talk about where he's been as well as make fun of Urban Meyer and share some stories from the road with Woody. Rundown: Open -- Florida State's recruiting momentum and what the close game with Notre Dame means. 6:18 -- Four-star Rutgers QB commit Gavin Wimsatt leaves high school midseason to join the Scarlett Knights. Is this going to become a trend? 13:42 -- Rob joins the show to discuss where he and Woody have been 17:00 -- Rob and Woody react to the Urban Meyer video that went viral this week 29:15 -- UCF joins the Big 12, Woody and Rob discuss what it means for the Knights 34:40 -- Rob shares stories from life on the road 39:50 -- Woody shares an epic story about an incident in a BINGO hall with his mom plus a quick thought on the coin system in Europe.
The show is back! (sort of) Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to recap the first week of college football action. They debate the "canceling" of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, the hot seat status of Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins and much more. Full rundown: Open — Brian Kelly and Boomer Farrell 6:28 — Notre Dame escapes Florida State 10:20 — Why didn't McKenzie Milton play sooner for the 'Noles? 15:10 — Georgia/Clemson defensive battle 21:25 — Alabama destroys Miami 24:53 — Oklahoma struggles with Tulane 26:20 — Is Chip Kelly back? 28:25 — Is Geoff Collins on the hot seat? 34:45 — Heisman Watch Remember you can watch the show on the Rivals YouTube Page (youtube.com/rivalsfeatures)
Woody Wommack and Mike Farrell talk about the latest in college football and recruiting. OPEN — Rankings talk 3:04 — Florida DB signee Corey Collier 5:50 — Miami DB signee James Williams 10:24 — Maryland LB signee Terrence Lewis plus Maryland's history with five-stars 24:33 — Oklahoma LB signee Clayton Smith 27:05 — Texas ATH signee Ja’Tavion Sanders 33:10 — Tennessee coaching search, speculating on who the hire might be 51:00 — NFL Talk
Rivals.com's Woody Wommack and Mike Farrell talk about the latest in college football and recruiting. This week they go in-depth on Tennessee's firing of Jeremy Pruitt and what went wrong and also talk about Urban Meyer to Jacksonville and some NFL coaching news.
Woody Wommack is joined by Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell to talk about the latest in college football and recruiting. Open: Alabama wins the natty 2:11 — Who is next year's favorite? 3:20 — Does the playoff need to be expanded? 4:30 — Why is Alabama so dominant? 12:30 — Is Bryce Young ready to take over for Mac Jones? 16:00 — Can Sark get Texas back in the discussion for Quinn Ewers? 19:18 — Jim Harbaugh is back for more at Michigan -- at a discounted rate 25:30 — The Jeremy Pruitt situation at Tennessee keeps getting weirder
Rivals.com's Mike Farrell and Woody Wommack talk about the latest in college football and recruiting. Open — Shane Beamer to South Carolina 4:45 — No Urban Meyer to Texas, is Tom Herman staying? 12:35 — Is there any hope for Tennessee? 20:18 — Florida wins again 25:35— Ohio State handles business 27:45 — Mike’s Playoff Rankings 33:55 — Coach of the Year 39:00 — Heisman Watch 41:46 — NFL Talk
Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to talk about the latest in college football news and recruiting. OPEN -- Clemson/Florida State COVID cancellation drama 4:40 — Is the Florida State rebuild off to a bad start? 9:40 — Ohio State’s close call against Indiana 12:40 — When does Nebraska coach Scott Frost hit the hot seat? 21:20 — Why do schools give coaches unnecessary contract extensions? 27:45 — JT Daniels debuts for Georgia 34:15 — Shane Beamer to South Carolina? 37:27 — MIke’s Playoff Rankings 43:37 — Heisman Watch 47:20 — Mike vs. PFF 49:50 — Potential Jim Harbaugh replacements at Michigan 56:15 — Thanksgiving Talk
Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to talk about the latest in college football and recruiting. Open -- South Carolina fires coach Will Muschamp 6:35 -- Michigan's mess keeps getting worse 10:10 -- Penn State's lost season 13:43 -- Are transfer quarterbacks the answer? 17:49 -- Should the College Football Playoff be pushed back? 21:45 -- Indiana and Ohio State's Top 10 showdown 24:15 -- Heisman Watch 28:10 -- Looking ahead to the new rankings 33:03 -- Farrell vs. Pro Football Focus: Clemson freshmen Myles Murphy and Bryan Bresee 39:25 -- Forgotten Five-Star of the Week: Damien Harris and Kentavius Street 50:45 — Games that should have been good
National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to talk about a number of topics across the college football and recruiting landscape. Rundown: Open -- Notre Dame beats Clemson, will their be a rematch? Should the Irish join a conference full-time? 7:30 -- Has Florida closed the gap on Georgia after Saturday's win? 16:10 -- Michigan loses again, will Jim Harbaugh actually lose his job? 21:00 -- Penn State's disastrous start 26:00 -- Has Arkansas already passed Tennessee? Is it time to give up on Jeremy Pruitt? 33:55 -- Thoughts on the Pac-12 opening weekend 38:50 -- Heisman watch 42:00 -- Will Liberty coach Hugh Freeze get a job back in Power Five?
Woody Wommack is joined by former Oregon and NFL tight end George Wrighster to discuss this week's Pac-12 kickoff, including whether or not the conference has a realistic shot at making the College Football Playoff.
National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to talk about a number of topics across the college football and recruiting landscape. Rundown: Open -- Michigan loses, Farrell has had enough of Jim Harbaugh. 6:50 -- Texas wins, what does it mean for Tom Herman's future? 9:40 -- Clemson's big comeback win 12:20 -- Previewing Clemson-Notre Dame 17:45 -- Texas ATH Billy Bowman to Oklahoma 20:21 -- Heisman Watch: Mac Jones, Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields? 24:20 -- Farrell vs. PFF: Clemson WR Amari Rodgers 30:20 -- Forgotten Five-Star of the Week Garrett Gilbert 39:50 -- Halloween Recap
National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to talk about a number of topics across the college football and recruiting landscape. Open — Alabama loses Jaylen Waddle, can they still win it all? 4:00 — Notre Dame impresses 6:45 — Indiana beats Penn State, did the refs make the right call? 11:15 — Michigan's new-look offense impresses 14:40 — Ohio State wins big, but Farrell still has questions 20:10 — Graham Mertz wows for Wisconsin, but now he's out. 25:50 — Heisman watch 27:45 — Farrell vs. PFF, Chuba Hubbard and Deonte Brown. 32:00 — Forgotten Five-star of the Week — Donovan Peoples-Jones 33:50 — Remembering Seahawks star DK Metcalf as a recruit. 38:00 — Auburn’s recruiting struggles 42:45 — Big 12 talk 48:25 — Halloween Talk
National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to talk about a number of topics across the college football and recruiting landscape. OPEN — Alabama’s win over Georgia and the Bulldogs quarterback conundrum 8:30 — Tennessee’s troubles 13:10 — SEC’s poor quarterback play 16:10 — Is Auburn’s Gus Malzahn a goner? 19:35 — Florida State beats North Carolina 25:30 — Is Notre Dame actually good? 30:57 — The Big 10 kicks off this weekend 39:32 — Mike’s Heisman favorites — Trevor vs. Mac 42:20 — Mike vs. PFF — Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller and Virginia Tech’s Khalil Herbert 46:00 — Forgotten five-star of the week — Blaine Gabbert 53:15 — 2023 QB Arch Manning, is he the real deal? 56:35 — Previewing Rivals100 ATH Ga’Quincy McKinstry’s announcement 59:20 — Rants and Recommendations
National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to talk about a number of topics across the college football and recruiting landscape. OPEN — Clemson dominates Miami 2:50 — Could Dabo Swinney and Trevor Lawrence go to the NFL together? 5:56 — Is LSU a one-hit wonder? 12:20 — Texas-Okahoma, good game, average teams 14:45 — Are Tom Herman’s days numbered? 18:10 — Alabama and Ole Miss shootout. Is Alabama’s defense a problem? 23:20 — Previewing Alabama-Georgia’s weekend showdown 27:40 — Florida coach Dan Mullen wants to pack the Swamp? 29:40 — Farrell’s Heisman Watch — Trevor Lawrence is in the lead 32:40 — Forgotten five-star of the week — Ray-Ray McCloud III 36:15 — Mike has retired from Fantasy Football 38:43 — What went wrong with Dwayne Haskins and Washington? 43:00 — Billy Bowman de-commits from Texas, is he Oklahoma bound? 45:13 — The Miami fan base is mad at Mike 48:15 — Mike gives his uneducated opinion on Jordan vs. Lebron GOAT debate 53:20 — Mike talks about his sports memorabilia
National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to talk about a number of topics across the college football and recruiting landscape. Rundown: Open -- What's wrong with Texas? 4:40 -- What's wrong with Oklahoma/Is the Big 12 eliminated from the playoff? 10:15 -- Auburn gets dominated by Georgia after Mike picked the Tigers 13:20 -- Is Stetson Bennett the answer at QB for Georgia? 18:05 -- Can Alabama QB Mac Jones win the Heisman? 23:45 -- Florida QB Kyle Trask continues to impress 30:00 -- Florida State finally wins, but it wasn't pretty. Just how bad are they? 37:15 -- 9 AM kickoffs in the Pac-12? 42:20 -- Who is Mike's Heisman favorite? 44:00 -- Mike vs. Pro Football Focus -- Looking at Trey Smith 50:05 -- The forgotten NFL five-star of the week 53:30 -- Where will five-star OT Amarius Mims commit? 57:00 -- Wrap up rants
Woody Wommack is joined by Nick Krueger to talk about news of the Pac-12 players approaching the league about a number of changes, including health and safety and social issues. Woody then share a story about a famous NFL player complaining about his Rivals profile. The two then spend the bulk of the episode discussing episodes three and four of the newest season of Neftlix's Last Chance U. Note: Commitment Issues is now available on Spotify. Please subscribe and leave us a review.
In this special episode as part of our Name Image and Likeness Week on Rivals.com, Woody Wommack is joined by Adam Gorney and Zach Soskin to discuss the hurdles facing schools and the NCAA as they work to allow players to make money off their likeness. The trio also looks at realistic endorsements and the type of money athletes will be able to make when the rules are in place next year.
Open -- An update on the name, image and likeness movement that is coming to college sports and how schools are preparing 26:00 -- A discussion about episodes five and six of the Michael Jordan/Chicago Bulls documentary Last Dance, including the time Woody met Michael Jordan (50:00) 55:50 -- Woody and Dave talk about Atlanta the TV show and then the guys talk about what they're watching. 1:02:50 -- The guys share their recent complaints and Woody shares a story about how he scammed graduation gifts from people that didn't know him.
Woody and Dave are back to wrap up the NFL Draft and touch on several former five-stars that ended up going undrafted. They then transition to talking about episodes three and four of Last Dance and wrap up with some more draft talk as well as Tweet of the Week.
Woody and Dave give their thoughts on the first round of the NFL Draft and then give their thoughts on the first two episodes of "Last Dance." Rundown: Open -- NFL Draft Talk 26:00 -- Last Dance Talk 49:00 -- The guys recap what they've been watching and talk about life at home.
Rob and Woody are joined by the entire Rivals.com analyst team in a crossover edition of the Commitment Issues, Godfather and Gorney and Rivals Recruiting Podcasts. The eight Rivals national analysts look at the projected first round players and share memories from their high school days and also talk hits and misses when it comes to rankings. Rundown: 2:32 - Joe Burrow 7:25 - Chase Young 12:15 - Jerry Jeudy 17:30 - Henry Ruggs 22:20 - Ceedee Lamb 26:15 - Justin Jefferson 30:10 - Justin Herbert 35:31 - Tua Tagovailoa 41:30 - Jeffrey Okudah 44:50 - Tristan Wirfs 50:47 - Jedrick Wills 53:17 - Derrick Brown 57:42 - Isaiah Simmons 1:01:57 - Mekhi Beckton 1:05:13 - CJ Henderson 1:07:48 - Cam Akers 1:09:53 - Zack Baun 1:11:07 - D’Andre Swift
Woody, Rob and Dave are back to talk about the latest in the college football world, including the transfer of former five-star USC QB J.T. Daniels. They also preview the upcoming Michael Jordan documentary "Last Dance" and reveal to the public Rob's take that Michael Jordan wouldn't be a Top 5 player in today's NBA. Rundown: Open -- Former five-star J.T. Daniels is transferring from USC, where might he land? Is five-star quarterbacks transferring a problem? 16:00 -- A group of fans is playing NCAA '14 and playing out the "Road to Glory" feature with recruit personas on Twitter. This led to an FBS head coach getting into a Twitter beef with one of the accounts. 27:00 -- Some NFL Draft talk, including Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa's injury concerns. 34:50 -- Previewing "Last Dance" and Rob gives his opinion on how Michael Jordan wouldn't be a Top 5 player, much to the chagrin of Dave and Woody. 48:45 -- The guys talk about which shows they have been watching and give some recommendations 52:45 -- Woody complains about other podcasts and the problem with ordering takeout
Rob Cassidy. returns to the podcast for the first time in 2020 to talk about Mike Gundy and Mike Leach's bizarre weeks. The gang also talks about how they have been spending the quarantine, with Woody questioning large overcrowded zoom calls and much more.
Woody Wommack and Dave Lackford get together to discuss recruiting under quarantine and how coaches are going to handle evaluating prospects given the lack of in-person evaluations so far in 2020. They also share some stories, including Woody’s run-in with rats and the duo’s younger days of owning beater cars that had to be pushed on a regular basis. Rundown: Open — Talking about how recruits and schools are handling attention and recruiting during the virus-imposed dead period. How much do the current wave of commitments mean and will they stick? How are schools going to evaluate if they can’t hold on-campus camps this in June? 33:25 — Woody shares a story about rats spotted at his house and Dave shares some old vermin stories of his own. 42:35 — Football players are impressing people by pushing cars on the internet, which is unimpressive and nothing new to Woody and Dave.
Woody Wommack and Dave Lackford are back to talk about the virus-induced dead period before diving into Netflix's "Tiger King" docu-series. The fellas also read a tweet of the week and share some recent stories and rants. Our show is also available on YouTube now at youtube.com/rivalsfeatures
In a special crossover episode of Commitment Issues and Godfather and Gorney, Woody Wommack and Adam Gorney talk about Mark Dantonio's decision to step down at Michigan State, Zach Evans bizarre recruitment and make their Signing Day predictions.
In this special crossover event, National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell joins Woody Wommack to preview where the uncommitted five-stars might land as well as talk to five-star Alabama quarterback commit Bryce Young and Rivals100 Florida defensive line commit Gervon Dexter.
Woody and Rob convene in Florida for a special hotel room edition of the podcast. The boys run through each FBS coaching change and give their thoughts and also talk about some other various hot topics throughout the college football world. They cap off the show by talking about Woody's latest airport outburst.
Rob and Woody are back to preview conference championship weekend and talk about the potential College Football Playoff matchups. The duo also goes through how they think the open coaching jobs will go, including who might end up at Ole Miss, Arkansas, Florida State and Missouri.
On this special early edition of the podcast, Woody and Rob preview the Week 14 slate of games before talking about Miami's loss to FIU as well as which coaches might get fired by the end of the weekend. They wrap up the show with a podcast recommendation from Rob, which leads to Woody's tale of the time his roommate stole his identity.
Rob Cassidy and Woody Wommack are back to preview Week 13 of college football and give their picks against the spread for the Top 25. Later, the two talk about Tua's injury, Scott Frost's extension and why it's meaningless to recruits as well as several other topics of the week.
Woody Wommack and Rob Cassidy preview the Week 12 slate of games, including another week of love for Iowa State. The two also touch on the latest with the Florida State coaching search, including the continued pursuit of Bob Stoops. They wrap up the show by talking about doofus dads and the argument Woody had with his neighbor.
Woody Wommack is joined by special guest and former Commitment Issues Podcast host Nick Krueger to discuss Chad Morris getting fired at Arkansas. The pair also revisits their thoughts on when Morris was hired before moving on to discuss the potential of Deion Sanders getting the job at Florida State. Woody wraps up the show by discussing a party he attended over the weekend.
Woody Wommack and Rob Cassidy return to give their picks and preview the Top 25 games of the week. After the picks, the two break down Jay Hardy's surprising commitment to Auburn over Tennessee and touch on the Bob Stoops/Florida State drama.
In this special edition podcast, Woody Wommack and Rob Cassidy are joined by Dave Lackford to discuss Florida State firing Willie Taggart. Was it bound to happen? Did the Seminoles make the move too soon? Which coach would be the best replacement? Plus a special throwback clip to Rob's reaction when Taggart was hired and how it aged over the years.
Open -- Rob and Woody preview and make their picks for all the games involving Top 25 teams this week 36:00 -- Nebraska head coach Scott Frost chastises his team for wearing hoodies, are we starting to worry about his ability to turn things around? 43:30 -- Another coach says he talks to janitors to assess recruits 46:00 -- Grab bag of some interesting tweets 48:30 -- Rants on Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas
Open — Picks 34:15 — 5-star TE Arik Gilbert shocks everyone and picks LSU over Alabama and Georgia and Woody was on the scene 53:00 — Colorado coach Mel Tucker says there’s no transfer portal in the real world 54:30 — Florida’s AD goes to Twitter to try to schedule games 56:45 — Jim Harbaugh claps back at NFL rumors 58:00 — Rob and Woody weigh in on Jeremy Pruitt’s reaction to Jarrett Guarantano during the loss to Alabama 1:05:00 — A high school player in St. Louis pretended to be one of his teammates to avoid a suspension 1:10:00 — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy had a muted rant 1:15:15 — What’s up with Miami?
Rob and Woody are back to preview all of the Week 7 action, as well complain about superhero movies and Woody even shares an old high school dating story. Rundown: OPEN — Week 7 Picks 36:30 — Snoop Dogg’s performance at Kansas 44:15 — Important players shutting it down for the season to redshirt at Rutgers, other places 51:15 — Tweet of the Week 54:00 — Rants and Recommendations
Woody Wommack and Rob Cassidy give their Week Six picks against the spread for all the Top 25 games as well as touch on the week's most notable topics. Rundown: Open -- Top 25 Preview/Picks 25:10 -- More states appear poised to pass laws that allow student-athletes to make money from their likeness 33:15 -- Mike Leach calls out his team 35:20 -- Trevor Lawrence isn't good anymore per the pundits, is Clemson having a championship hangover? 39:00 -- Deshaun Watson pwns a reporter 49:00 -- Tweet of the Week/Rants and recommendations
Woody Wommack and Rob Cassidy give their Week 5 picks for every game in the Top 25 while also weighing in on Pat Fitzgerald's press conference tantrum, D'Eriq King's decision to sit out the rest of the season and talk about Bryce Young flipping from USC to Alabama Rundown: Open -- Week 5 Picks 36:50 -- The guys discuss Mel Kiper's new big board 39:25 -- D'Eriq King is sitting out the season to save a year of eligibility? 44:00 -- Elite QB Bryce Young flips from USC to Alabama 45:20 -- Tweet of the Week