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Brian McLaughlin and Sam Herder discuss all things FCS on the HERO Sports Podcast Network.

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    • Sep 21, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    What We Learned And What We Didn't Learn From Week 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 24:53


    Sam looks at some narratives and conclusions formed from Week 3 results and discusses what we actually learned and what we didn't learn yet. Is Missouri State a legit title contender? Is Montana State overrated? Is NDSU vulnerable? Will the head coaching change result in ETSU struggles? Plus more.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Chase Kiddy Chats FCS Betting + Week 2 Recap, Week 3 Top Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 55:51


    Sam highlights the four FCS over FBS wins from Week 2, plus some other great victories. He then brings on BetMGM sports betting analyst Chase Kiddy to talk about the FCS betting market, including why FCS odds drop so late. The podcast ends with a look ahead to the top games in Week 3.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Upsets, Near Upsets Fill Week 1 + EWU, Montana Answer QB ?s + Week 2 Top Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 31:18


    Week 1 featured a couple of FCS over FBS wins, several near wins, and some big FCS vs. FCS upsets. Sam recaps the weekend with the 3 Game Balls and a Flag segment, plus some additional thoughts, including strong showings from HBCU teams, and EWU and Montana possibly answering its QB questions. We end with some top games to watch in Week 2.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Week 0 Reaction + Predicting New Teams In The 2022 Playoffs + Week 1 Top Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 35:47


    Sam reacts to Week 0 with a couple of segments. He then discusses six teams that made the 2021 playoffs who will not make the 2022 bracket, and which six teams take those spots. And finally, what are the three most intriguing Week 1 games?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    2022 Season Preview w/ Joe DeLeone & Sean Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 50:21


    Joe DeLeone and Sean Anderson, co-hosts of the Bleav in FCS Football podcast, join the show to talk FCS storylines. The former Rhode Island players discuss the CAA's strength with the loss of James Madison and the additions of Hampton, Monmouth, NC A&T, and Campbell. We also dive into preseason rankings, draft prospects, FCS over FBS wins, and the national title picture.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Big Sky Conference Deputy Commissioner Dan Satter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 36:59


    Big Sky Conference Deputy Commissioner Dan Satter joins the podcast for an episode recorded in Spokane to discuss a big weekend for the conference, including football media day and the inaugural Big Sky Hall of Fame induction ceremony.Sam and Dan also talk about the different initiatives the conference has done recently involving players and coaches, plus its focus on growing the conference's brand more regionally and nationally. Lastly, they discuss increased exposure through digital platforms, including the Big Sky's partnership with ESPN (and who decides which two games are on ESPNU or ESPN2), the new Scripps partnership, and the FCS ALL-IN show.

    Southland Conference Commissioner Chris Grant

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 18:31


    Chris Grant joins the show to discuss his first months as Southland Conference Commissioner. What were the conversations like with UIW and McNeese when they were considering leaving the conference? What went into Lamar coming back to the Southland this summer? And is the Southland looking to add more members? Sam and Chris also discuss how the conference can improve on a national FCS scale, and what the future of D1 football looks like.

    Tarleton's D1 Move/FBS Aspirations, WAC Football's Future, & Southland Stability w/ John Liddle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 46:03


    John Liddle, a play-by-play broadcaster for Tarleton State and the Southland Conference, joins the show. Sam and John discuss Tarleton's move to D1, their level of commitment to D1 success, and their desire to be an FBS program. They also talk about the WAC, the Southland finding stability, and future realignment.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    FCS Season Preview, Realignment Talk, Transfer Portal Pros & Cons w/ Zach McKinnell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 68:18


    Zach McKinnell of The Bluebloods joins the pod to discuss a range of FCS topics, including:-New top-tier QBs -Strongest FCS position group -NDSU's top challenger -Jackson State's preseason rankings -Realignment -Potential G5/FCS merger -Pros and cons of the transfer portalThe podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Are More FCS Realignment Dominos Coming With USC/UCLA Leaving The Pac-12?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 72:19


    The news of USC and UCLA leaving for the Big Ten in 2024 sent shockwaves around college football. From an FCS perspective, the trickle-down effect could be massive. Just like last fall when Texas and Oklahoma announced they are leaving for the SEC, the dominos eventually led to three FCS teams leaving for the FBS. Will the same happen this time? Could the Mountain West lose teams and then have openings for a combination of FCS programs like North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Montana, Montana State, or UC Davis?Or is there a chance that this has zero impact on the FCS? Or is it possible that this is a giant step toward a P5 split and FCS/G5 merger?All scenarios are on the table. Sam gives his thoughts and then shares audio in a joint podcast going over many hypotheticals with the crew at FCS Fans Nation.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    FCS National Storylines w/ Craig Haley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 37:19


    Craig Haley, the FCS Senior Editor for Stats Perform and The Analyst, joins the show to talk about top storylines in the FCS. Sam and Craig discuss:-voting panel for the Top 25 media poll and national awards -Early favorites for the Walter Payton and Buck Buchanan Award-Will Sam Houston and Jacksonville State be eligible for Top 25 votes this season?-FCS-to-FBS realignment concern -FCS playoff expansion -Ivy League in the playoffs -Top storyline in the FCS entering this season -National title picture-Frisco-Future of D1 football The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Idaho's FBS-to-FCS Move, How The Fans Feel, & Program Potential w/ Chris Hammond

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 41:50


    Chris Hammond, an Idaho fan and an admin for FCS Fans Nation, joins the show to talk about Idaho's move from the FBS to the FCS. What led to that decision, how did fans feel then, and how do they feel now about the FCS?Chris and Sam also talk about what Moscow is like as a football town, what kind of resources the football program has, the level of expectation from the fan base, and the new excitement around the program with the hiring of Jason Eck.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Return Of The ASUN-WAC w/ Nathan McCreary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 29:15


    On this episode, Sam is joined by Nathan McCreary, a co-host of the AQ10 podcast who also spent time as the play-by-play voice for Kennesaw State football.The two discuss the ASUN-WAC Challenge being extended into 2022 and beyond. How good will this joint league be, and how many playoff teams could it have this season? They also talk about potential future FBS teams out of the ASUN-WAC, what does Kennesaw State need to do to take the next step as an FCS program, and is the preseason hype for SFA deserved?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    NDSU's Outlook For 2022 & Beyond w/ Dom Izzo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 34:31


    Sam is joined by Dom Izzo, the Sports Director at WDAY in Fargo, the TV play-by-play voice for NDSU, and an FCS Top 25 voter. They discuss several topics, including:-How the 2022 Bison team compares to past teams -Cam Miller at QB -FBS interest in Matt Entz -How Fargo is feeling about the FCS -Is there a realistic path for NDSU to go FBS, or is it a long shotThe podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    SDSU 2022 Outlook & Program Expectations w/ Matt Zimmer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 37:34


    Sam is joined by South Dakota State beat writer Matt Zimmer. They discuss the season outlook for the 2022 Jackrabbits and if this is the year we finally see an NDSU-SDSU matchup in the national championship.They also take a big-picture look at the program: how its expectations have grown, the next steps it needs to take to become elite, the fan base, John Stiegelmeier's time as HC, and where SDSU is positioned in the changing landscape of college football.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    SoCon Talk & National FCS Storylines w/ FCS Nation Radio's Kevin Marshall

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 50:33


    On this episode, Sam is joined by Kevin Marshall of FCS Nation Radio to talk SoCon and FCS football. They discuss where the SoCon is at right now after taking a step back as a premier conference. Is the top-to-bottom competitiveness of the SoCon better than having a top-heavy league with multiple quarterfinalists? And what does it need to do to gain more national respect?They also talk about national FCS storylines, including the 2022 title picture, the changing landscape of the FCS, and if the subdivision is stronger or weaker in 2022 compared to 2012.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Montana, Montana State Football Returning To National Prominence w/ Colter Nuanez

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 62:27


    Colter Nuanez of Skyline Sports and ESPN Missoula joins the show to discuss the Montana and Montana State football programs. Sam and Colter talk about:-the passion for the Griz and the Bobcats in the state -Troy Andersen -Montana and Montana State's dip in national relevancy in the mid-2010s and their rise back up-Jeff Choate, Brent Vigen, and Bobby Hauck -How close Montana and Montana State are to being legit threats to win an FCS title -How good will the Griz be in 2022? -Will MSU return to the championship game this season?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    NC A&T's Movement, MEAC's Future, SWAC's Rise, & HBCUs In The FCS Playoffs w/ Duane Nash

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 36:26


    On this episode, Sam is joined by HERO Sports' HBCU contributing writer Duane Nash. The two discuss numerous HBCU topics, including:-NC A&T's conference movement and the reaction from its fans-The future of the MEAC-The rise of the SWAC and its brand-How good will Jackson State be?-What would it take for the MEAC and SWAC to send its conference champ to the FCS playoffs?-The Celebration Bowl experienceThe podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    All Things FCS w/ FCS Fans Nation's & Top 25 Voter Jamie Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 51:02


    On this episode, Sam is joined by Jamie Williams, a co-host of the FCS Fans Nation podcast and a Stats Perform FCS Top 25 voter and national awards voter.The two discuss numerous FCS topics, including:-JMU's 1st year in the FBS-FCS teams that need to step up with JMU, SHSU, and JSU departing -increased national conversation and attention on the FCS-analyzing the CAA and the SoCon -2022 national title picture-thoughts on the new WAC and ASUN conferencesThe podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander Talks Bryant, FCS Realignment, & The Big South-OVC Association

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 20:12


    Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander joins the podcast to discuss new football-playing member Bryant. Sam and Kyle go over the process of adding teams and what all goes into it. Kyle also talks about the challenges of losing multiple members recently.They then discuss the Big South-OVC Association that is forming for the 2023 season. How was the association formed, and how does it impact the Big South's search for new members?

    Former Montana AD Jim O'Day Discusses FCS Landscape + Championship Site Committee Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 45:42


    Former Montana athletic director Jim O'Day joins the show. O'Day was a part of the administration for 15 years at UM and spent the last seven as the AD from 2005-12. He has since remained plugged into collegiate athletics through consulting work.O'Day was a part of the FCS championship site committee back when it moved from Chattanooga to Frisco. He and Sam discuss what that selection process was like, who all submitted bids, and O'Day shares his thoughts on how Frisco has been the ideal fit. The two also dive into the FCS-to-FBS talk. Montana had two opportunities to make the jump when O'Day was the AD. Why was the decision made back then to remain FCS? And how has the FCS landscape changed from the 2000s to now? As more FCS bluebloods leave, has the appetite to go FBS increased for Midwest FCS powers?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Jordan Reid Talks FCS Prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 12:16


    ESPN NFL Draft analyst Jordan Reid joins the show on this episode. Reid is a former player and coach at North Carolina Central before shifting to media. He breaks down some of the top FCS prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft and which players have caught his attention.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    NFL Combine FCS Success + FCS Playoff Expansion Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 47:03


    Sam is back to going solo for this week as he talks about the FCS success at the NFL Combine and why testing numbers are important. He then dives into his opinions on possible FCS playoff expansion. What are the pros and cons of expanding? He also addresses some social media reactions to the podcast/article, along with whether having a different host city for the national title game every year is a good idea.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    Big Sky Commissioner Tom Wistrcill Chats FCS

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 26:26


    Sam is joined by Big Sky Conference Commissioner Tom Wistrcill. The two discuss different offseason FCS topics, including:-The Big Sky's facilities arms race-FCS playoff expansion-Is seeding more than eight teams a discussion?-The national championship game field issues-Conference realignment-How can the FCS brand grow nationally, and what realistic improvements can be made to the playoffs?

    Delaware's Fall From National Prominence & Can It Return? w/ Daniel Steenkamer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 57:39


    Guest Daniel Steenkamer joins the podcast. Daniel has covered Delaware and CAA Football for HERO Sports since 2019 and grew up following the Blue Hens.He provides insight into what led to UD's dip in the 2010s, including why K.C. Keeler was let go two seasons after a national title appearance, and what the blueblood program needs to do to get back to a national title-contending level. Daniel discusses what the UD fan base is like in its level of expectations and what the athletic department is doing to be a big-time FCS contender.They also talk about Danny Rocco's firing, the Ryan Carty hire, and where UD and the CAA are at in conference realignment.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    FCS Realignment Talk w/ Matt Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 44:30


    Sam is joined by Matt Brown, the publisher of Extra Points -- https://www.extrapointsmb.com/Matt discusses all things realignment, both FCS-to-FCS and FCS-to-FBS. Talking points include:-What are the next moves for FCS conferences that are low on membership numbers, like the OVC, ASUN, and Southland? Is a conference merger on the table?-How many D2 schools could we see move up to the FCS?-What makes an FCS school a good target for an FBS conference?-What is the future of FCS-to-FBS moves?-Reasons why FCS-level athletic departments would want to go to the FBS.-Was NDSU a C-USA target? -What is NDSU's path to the FBS?-If the Mountain West lost teams to the Big 12, would it then look to NDSU or the Montana schools? And where is the Big 12 at on wanting to add more teams?-Could a group of FCS teams form their own FBS conference?-What FCS teams are all-in on trying to be FBS at some point?-Will the Power Five ever split off from the Group of Five, creating a G5-FCS merger?-And the likelihood of a G5 team/teams moving to the FCS like Idaho did.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    A Month's Worth Of Offseason Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 22:36


    There is plenty to talk about a month after the FCS season ended. Realignment continues as the CAA added Hampton and Monmouth. What does this mean for the Big South? And what other conferences are getting low on membership numbers? Former FCS players are making an impact on Super Bowl rosters. And soon-to-be NFL players are showcasing their talents at all-star games. Finally, James Madison is officially an FBS program a year sooner than usual.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    FCS Championship Recap + FCS Landscape Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 45:02


    NDSU wins another national title, dominating Montana State. Sam shares his thoughts on a fun week in Frisco, the game, and, of course, the field. He also discusses what the landscape of the FCS looks like in the 2020s. Plus, who are the Top 5 teams heading into next season?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    Previewing The FCS Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 33:23


    Game week is finally here! On this episode, Sam talks about the upcoming FCS title matchup between Montana State and NDSU. First, the NCAA came out with their COVID contingency plan, but should that generate much worry about the game not happening this week? On the field, what are the keys for both teams to be victorious? What are the difference-makers in this game? And finally, who is going to win and why?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    How NDSU & Montana State Got To Frisco

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 26:56


    NDSU and Montana State square off next week in the FCS title game. How did their paths to Frisco come about? What were their preseason expectations, and what were the national expectations for both teams in September, October, and November as the season progressed? Sam looks back at the months and games leading up to the championship for the Bison and the Bobcats.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    It's The Bison vs. Bobcats In Frisco

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 22:59


    Sam offers his thoughts and analysis on the semifinal games. What was most impressive about NDSU's and Montana State's wins? JMU is off to the FBS now, but what's in store next for SDSU after falling short of Frisco? And finally, how fun is Frisco going to be with these two fan bases there?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    Why Each Semifinal Team Can/Can't Win The National Title

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 42:29


    Sam shares his thoughts on the quarterfinal results before breaking down the four remaining teams. He explains why NDSU, JMU, Montana State, and SDSU each have what it takes to win a national title, and also gives reasons why they can't win it all.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    Most Impressive 2nd-Round Wins + Quarterfinals Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 33:35


    Sam reacts to the second-round results in the FCS playoffs. Who had the most impressive wins? And which wins weren't quite as impressive? The quarterfinals are set, and it's a good group of eight teams. How do the teams match up this weekend?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    1st Round Reactions + 2nd Round Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 31:40


    Sam reacts to the first round of action in the FCS playoffs. Who had great wins? Which results were surprising? He discusses the Southland going 2-0 while the MVFC went 2-3. Also, a look ahead to the second round. Which games are the most intriguing, and who are the favorites? The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    Missoula Trip + Playoff Bracket Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 25:36


    Sam discusses his trip to Missoula before diving into the playoff bracket. How did the committee do? Who got tough draws? Which first-round games look to be the best, and could we see some second-round upsets? Also, we could be in store for some great quarterfinal and semifinal games. Finally, who are the top-tier title contenders?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    FCS Playoff Picture Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 43:26


    What does the playoff picture look like with one week of games remaining? Sam discusses the auto-bid scenarios, which teams are in line for playoff spots, and which teams are in the hunt. He also looks at who can be seeds, and discusses how the bracket is formed by the committee.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    Who's Good Enough To Win An FCS National Title?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 40:32


    What were the fallouts of last week's ranked matchups and their results? With two games left in the regular season, what does the national title picture look like? What are the tiers in the championship discussion? And finally, what games this weekend impact the playoff picture the most?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    Previewing A Huge Week 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 34:05


    Sam highlights the wins by Davidson, UNI, and William & Mary last week. He talks about Jacksonville State and Sam Houston likely being the next FCS teams to jump to the FBS. And then it's on to discussing some high-stake games for this weekend.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    How Does JMU's Departure Impact The FCS?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 41:35


    Sam highlights Weber State's and UNI's wins along with the play of SLU QB Cole Kelley. Plus, is Sac State in line for a playoff seed? In off-the-field news, how does JMU leaving for the FBS impact the FCS? Is it enough of a reason for other top teams to be worried and try to jump ship? Finally, what are some games to keep an eye on this weekend that will impact the playoff picture?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    Who Is In Playoff Mode Already?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 33:10


    Sam highlights VMI's and Sac State's wins along with EWU's offense and NDSU's defense. He touches on the Montana schools after the Griz suffered their second loss while Montana State got its first ranked win to improve to 6-1 overall and 6-0 against the FCS. Plus, which teams that we expected to be postseason contenders are in playoff mode already? Lastly, what are some top games to keep an eye on this weekend?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    Mapping Out The Path To A Seed For The Top 10 Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 71:33


    Sam goes through the Top 10-ranked FCS teams and their path to get one of the eight playoff seeds. He dives into resumes, remaining games, how many ranked wins these teams could have, and where they could land in the playoff seeding. How high could a team be seeded if they win out? Or if a team drops a game, how far could they fall?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS betting odds.

    UC Davis Enters High Seed Discussion + Montana-EWU, NDSU-UND Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 29:13


    Sam highlights some teams with impressive wins this last weekend and shakes his head about a blowout loss. He ponders how high of a seed UC Davis can get. And he breaks down some big-time matchups, including Montana at EWU and NDSU at UND.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS odds.

    Austin Peay To The ASUN + JMU-Weber Fallout + Who's Ranked Too High?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 45:50


    Sam discusses Austin Peay heading to the ASUN Conference. He also talks about the fallout of James Madison winning decisively at Weber State, which ranked teams are too high and too low, and how big the Sam Houston-Central Arkansas result will be.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS odds.

    Is Jacksonville State Back? + JMU Is Loaded + Packed Playoff Picture

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 38:38


    Sam Herder discusses Jacksonville State beating Florida State, how good James Madison is looking, Duquesne getting another FCS over FBS win, Missouri State's big win over Central Arkansas, and how Monmouth has looked in the first two weeks. He also talks about how wide-open the playoff picture looks this season. And lastly, what big games are coming up in Week 3?The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS odds.

    Putting The Right Amount Of Stock Into FCS Over FBS Wins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 28:44


    Sam Herder recaps Week 1 with three segments: 3 Game Balls and a Flag, The 5-Emojis Don't Sleep Team of the Week, and the Montana Griz Who's Back of the Week Award. He discusses how much we should react, overreact, or underreact to certain FCS over FBS wins. And Sam looks ahead to Week 2 games.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS odds.

    Week 0 Thoughts + SDSU/NDSU/Montana/MSU New Starting QBs + Week 1 Storylines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 51:11


    Sam Herder gives his brief thoughts on the Week 0 results. Then he breaks down the new starting quarterbacks for teams in the national title hunt -- SDSU, NDSU, Montana, and Montana State. Sam ends the podcast talking about how some Week 1 results could shift the conversation on social media.The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM.Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for FCS odds.

    Debut Episode + FCS Narratives From The Spring + Week 0 Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 34:00


    On the debut episode of the FCS Football Talk podcast, Sam Herder discusses how fair it is for FCS narratives to shift or form based off of the weird spring season. He talks about the FCS playing two seasons in one calendar year, upcoming Week 0 games, and an exciting Week 1 slate. Sam rips the #FearTheFCS hashtag, the NCAA FCS Twitter account, and questions if Jacksonville State can make the playoffs. But he ends on a positive note and says why there won't be a lot of game cancellations this fall.

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