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The History of College Football, a NCAA gridiron memory lane. From Heisman winners to National Champions, all-time teams, players and their record setting performances, streaks and scores, we strive to remember. Teams that formed our memories, the rivalries that ensued. The coaches instrumental in shaping the game that is now the ACC, AAC, Big 12, Big Ten, Conference USA, Independents, Mid-American, Mountain West, Pac 12, SEC, Sun Belt, HBCU football, the Ivy League, this site is dedicated to saying thank you to you all. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

Jay Abramson


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    Episode 128 - Alabama Crimson Tide's Greatest Coaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 13:47

    Today we discuss the greatest coach in the Alabama Crimson Tide's history. For a program that dates back to 1892, amongst the chant ‘Roll Tide', 18 National Championships, 3 Heisman Winner and of course, one elephant, there is a question that lingers. Who is Alabama's greatest coach? About as difficult a question as one can ask is to select the best coach of a program that is home to 3 legendary coaches, each deserving of the moniker greatest coach at Alabama as well as the greatest coach in the history of college football. It comes down to an argument between three coaches Wallace Wade, Paul Bear Bryant and Nick Saban. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 127 - Western Kentucky Hilltoppers' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 13:40

    Today we discuss the college football history of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. This program seen its share of national championship games, wins and historic near misses. One national championship on the Div I-AA level, one pair of co-coaches who were undefeated, one coach who turned the program around, two coaches without a losing season, one coach with a remarkable three year stretch, one team that revenged an earlier season loss to secure the national championship, one second quarter touchdown that derailed an undefeated-untied-unscored upon season, one defensive let upset to derail an undefeated season, one missed field goal to secure a historic National Championship Game loss, one pass interference call to derail a perfect season, one second half collapse, five stellar teams, one national championship team, one receiver who rewrote the school's receiving record book, one quarterback who was the FCS Offensive Player of the Year, one longtime rival, one day of rushing futility, and of course, Big Red. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 126 - Guest: John Square, DE 2001 Miami Hurricanes and Sr. Associate Athletics Director, Internal Operations, The George Washington University.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 21:44

    Guest: John Square, DE 2001 Miami Hurricanes and Sr. Associate Athletics Director, Internal Operations, The George Washington University discusses the 2001 Miami Hurricanes, one of the greatest college football teams of all-time, the current Miami Hurricanes season and more. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 125 - New Mexico Lobos' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 10:11

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the New Mexico Lobos. This program has the unusual imprinted all over it. One un-scored upon coach, one coach with a great two-year stretch, one Hall of Fame coach, one blitz scheme to secure a stunning win, one frantic pace to secure a win, one third quarter collapse to derail a perfect season, five stellar teams, one undefeated un-scored upon team, one Hall of Fame linebacker, one great defensive back, one longtime rival that predates statehood, one tale of two seasons, one roller coaster of a four game stretch, one game where fielding eleven players proved near impossible, one victim of perhaps the greatest six consecutive passes in college football history, and of course, one live wolf. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 124 - Texas Tech Red Raiders' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 8:18

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. This program has a flare for the astonishing. One innovative coach with an air raid offense, one gutsy Harrell to Crabtree miracle to stun a No. 1 ranked rival, one stunning upset that is the stuff of legends, one stunning loss to diffuse national championship hopes, one stunning loss to a Miracle Man, one controversial tie, one tie in one of the most bizarre games in college football history, one great start to a season, one lineage of quarterbacks, two in-state rivals, one reversal of fortunes and of course, one Masked Rider. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 123 - Kentucky Wildcats' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 9:46

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Kentucky Wildcats. This program has endured many unusual occurrences. One legendary coach, one perfect season, one brilliant defensive scheme that stopped a juggernaut, two of the most incredible losses in college football history, two games that pitted legendary coaches against one another, one loaded team, one great Outland Trophy winner, one longtime rival, one unprecedented turnaround, one rushing defense for the ages, a Wildcat and of course, a live Bobcat. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 122 - Wyoming Cowboys' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 11:46

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Wyoming Cowboys. This program dates way back, and has seen its share of the unusual to secure both wins and losses. One coach who turned the program around, one Hall of Fame coach, one safety to secure a stunning upset, one multi-prong rushing attack to secure a win, one victim of a trick play to end all trick plays, one game that needed ten more seconds, one tie against an otherwise winless team, three stellar teams, one undefeated untied team led by its defense, one record setting receiver, one Hall of Fame tailback, three great running backs, one great quarterback, one Border War, one offensive explosion to top the century mark and of course, one pony. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 121 - UTSA Roadrunners' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 5:25

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the UTSA Roadrunners. This program's first season was in 2011 and by its second season, the school had set attendance records and posted a winning season. One coach who brought immediate national recognition, one record setting stunning win in their inaugural game, one failed onside kick to derail its first ever bowl win, one exceptional second season for the program, one running back who rewrote the school's rushing records book, one quarterback who rewrote the school's passing record book, one All-American tight end, two rivals, no kickoff returns for a touchdown and one roadrunner. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 120 - Miami (OH) RedHawks' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 11:13

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Miami (OH) RedHawks. This program has the moniker the Cradle of Coaches, and for good reason. Eight coaches who went on to other programs to win 26 National Championships, one coach who built a 3-year juggernaut, one upset over a Rose Bowl bound team, one 56-yard TD pass that derailed what would have been a historic winning streak, one vaunted defense, one exceptional quarterback, the oldest non-conference rivalry in the nation, one elite standing among mid-majors, one strange season, one change of team nickname and of course, one RedHawk. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 119 - Texas State Bobcats' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 8:26

    Today we discuss the college football history of the Texas State Bobcats. This program dates back to 1904 and transitioned from a Div II powerhouse into a FBS program in 2012. Two National Championships at the Div II level, one coach who took them to those National Championships, one coach who established a winning tradition, one high scoring win, one loss to derail an undefeated-untied season, two stellar teams, two National Championships teams, one running back who rewrote the school's record book, three stellar players, one longtime rival no more, one transition from Div II to Div I FBS, one season of offensive futility, one seasons racked with ties, one long interception return, and of course, Boko the Bobcat. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 118 - Coastal Carolina Chanticleers' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 10:18

    Today we discuss the college football history of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. This program is new in the annals of the history of college football, but has earned great success. One FCS National Coach of the Year, one coach who took the helm in their inaugural season and immediately turned the program into a winner, one upset over the Number 8 team in the nation, one missed FG to derail the perfect season, one wild loss in the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs, one high scoring offense in the teams second year of existence, one exceptional team that that lost to the three-time defending champions in the quarter finals, one team who made the program's only appearance in the final AP Poll, one three-time Big South Defensive Player of the Year, one standout cornerback, one NCAA record setting running back, one rival with a history of memorable games, one coach who was the AP and Walter Camp FBS National of the Year, and of course, one fierce rooster. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 117 - San Jose Spartans' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 7:52

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the San Jose State Spartans. This program had its heyday in the 1930s. One coach who engineered one of the greatest turn arounds in college football history, one Game of the Year, two defensive led upsets over two No. 10 teams, one controversial loss, one ill-timed fumble, one undefeated team, one No. 19 ranking, one undefeated untied team, one stellar middle linebacker, one stellar quarterback, one in-state rival, one 0.500 season despite offensive futility and, of course, Sammy the Spartan. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 116 - New Mexico State Aggies' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 9:03

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the New Mexico State Aggies. This program has endured a long bowl drought and a first half barrage for the ages, yet in the early 1900s, fielded many remarkable teams. One coach who took the Aggies to consecutive Sun Bowl wins, one coach with five undefeated teams, one come from behind victory to secure a perfect season, one great defensive effort to secure a stunning upset, one OT to end to a prolonged bowl drought, one ill-timed fumble on the goal line to secure a stunning loss, one hook and lateral, one undefeated-untied-unscored upon team, three more undefeated-untied teams, one 2-time Sun Bowl MVP, one receiver with a propensity for long receptions, one Battle of I-10, one victim of a first half passing barrage for the ages, and of course, Pistol Pete. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 115 - Appalachian State Mountaineers' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 12:16

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Throughout their history, this program has proven to be a winner at all levels. Three consecutive National Championships, one coach who took them to that Promised Land, one of the greatest upsets – if not the greatest – in the history of college football, one comeback to propel the program into the final AP Poll, one upset to derail an undefeated-untied season, two upsets to derail national championships, three national championship teams, six stellar teams, one offensive juggernaut, one player who won the Walter Payton Award twice, one stellar linebacker, one player who is the only 2-time recipient of the Buck Buchanan Award, one record setting safety, one ‘Deeper Than Hate' rival, three divisions, one offensive explosion, one day of rushing futility, of course, Yosef. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 114 - Arizona Wildcats' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 10:22

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Arizona Wildcats. This program has a propensity to be spectacular. One coach with a perfect record, one stunning upset over a Number 1 team, one Desert Swarm, one summersault, one ill-timed penalty to secure a stunning loss, one well-timed penalty to secure a stunning tie, two 5-0 seasons, one exceptional well-balanced team, one fierce linebacker, one record setting running back, one immovable force in the middle, one in-state rival, one 3-year stretch with nothing but shutouts, and of course, one live Bobcat. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 113 - Kansas Jayhawks' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 9:05

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Kansas Jayhawks. One 18-game winning streak, one Kansas Comet, one unbelievable upset, one loss where time just expired, two rivals, one in-state and one on the border, one heart rendering tragedy, one difficult 67-year stretch and of course, one imaginary bird. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 112 - Western Michigan Broncos' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 11:25

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Western Michigan Broncos. From 1909 to 1926, this program was a powerhouse. One coach with a near perfect record, one coach with three undefeated-untied teams, one mantra of row the boat, one last second interception to secure one of the greatest seasons in college football history, one blocked punt and one missed extra point away from consecutive perfect seasons, one close loss to derail a three-year dynasty, one tight end to derail a perfect season, three undefeated-untied teams in a six year span, one No. 12 ranking, statistically speaking one of the greatest teams in college football history, one record setting receiver, one 3-time MAC Offensive Player of the Year, two stellar quarterbacks, one stellar running back, one in-state rival, one weird three-game stretch, two 86-yard punts, and of course, Buster Bronco. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 111 - Eastern Michigan Eagles' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 9:21

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Eastern Michigan Eagles. This program was one win away from an iconic dynasty in 1920s. One coach with a long-time track record of sustained success, one of the greatest upsets in bowl history, one quarterback who lined up in the receiver position with great success, one stunning loss to derail a potential dynasty, five stellar teams, one undefeated untied season led by a suffocating defense, one running back who led the program in rushing four consecutive seasons, two stellar quarterbacks, one interception barrage spanning two seasons, one in-state rival, one season of nothing but shutouts, three teams each played twice on one season, and of course, one Bald Eagle. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 110 - Mississippi State Bulldogs' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 9:51

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Mississippi State Bulldogs. This program has a collection of legendary coaches that only a few program can equal. One stunning upset that diffused the wishbone by the inventor of the wishbone, one upset of a powerhouse, one Number One ranking diffused by a stunning upset, two stunning upsets to an in-state rival, one tie away from a perfect season, one quarterback who owns 38 school records, one in-state rival, one tough three-season stretch, one collection of cowbells, and of course, one Bulldog. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 109 - Indiana Hoosiers' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 9:46

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Indiana Hoosiers. This program goes way back in the annals of college football; it is the eighth oldest Division 1 team out of 130. Two exceptional defensive minded coaches before 1905, one stunning upset to propel their lone Rose Bowl berth, one last second field goal, one furious comeback, one stunning Rose Bowl loss, one stunning tie to derail an undefeated-untied season, one group of Cardiac kids, one record setting running back, one Old Oaken Bucket, one bizarre 2 game stretch and of course, a bulldog and a bison. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 108 - Wake Forest Demon Deacons' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 9:12

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. With an enrollment of 7500, the program has managed to compete with the big boys. One coach that placed Wake Forest in the national limelight, one coach without a loss in his first two seasons, one great three-year stretch, one upset of a Number 4 ranked team, one stunning comeback, one painful Orange Bowl loss, one long awaited ACC championship, one heartbreaking tragedy, one 60-minute player, two standout quarterbacks, one exceptional cornerback, one in-state rival, one tough start to a season and of course, one Demon Deacon. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 107 - Cincinnati Bearcats' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 10:04

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Cincinnati Bearcats. This program, dating back to 1885, has a long and storied history. One legendary coach with an outstanding four-year stretch, one coach that led the program to both the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl, one coach that made the Bearcats a mainstay in the final AP Poll, one quick scoring explosion to secure a stunning upset, one tough Sugar Bowl outing to derail a perfect season, one four-year stretch of excellence spanning 1951-1954, one tale of two undefeated teams in the regular season, one quarterback with the perfect deep pass, one triple threat Bearcat, one Battle for the Victory Bell, one strange tale of three ties in a season, one season of shutouts, and of course, one Bearcat. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 106 - Guest: Author Lisa Kelly discusses her upcoming book, Domer Dishes: Inside the Lives and Kitchens of Your Fighting Irish Gridiron Greats.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 17:10

    Guest: author Lisa Kelly discusses her upcoming book, Domer Dishes: Inside the Lives and Kitchens of Your Fighting Irish Gridiron Greats, featuring recipes from Notre Dame greats - past players, coaches and leprechauns. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 105 - Duke Blue Devils' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 8:28

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Duke Blue Devils. This program had moments of greatness that few programs can aspire to. One legendary coach, one stunning win in the snow, one defensive game for the ages, forty seconds away from being hailed as the GOAT, one do-it-all half back, one team with four Hall of Famers, one in-state rival, one Rose Bowl not held in Pasadena, six interceptions and, of course, one Blue Devil. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 104 - Guest: Sportscaster Mike McCoy discusses the upcoming 2021 Miami Hurricane season, coach Schnellenberger and counts down the 5 greatest teams in Miami Hurricane football history.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 39:48

    Guest: Sportscaster Mike McCoy discusses the upcoming 2021 Miami Hurricane season, delivers a tribute to coach Howard Schnellenberger and counts down the 5 greatest teams in Miami Hurricane football history. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 103 - Virginia Tech Hokies' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 15:22

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Virginia Tech Hokies. This program has endured a series of high and lows. One legendary coach, one coach with sustained excellence, one red shirt freshman kicker to secure an upset, one last minute drive to keep a perfect season alive, one electrifying quarterback to propel an upset, one goal line stand, one sensational kickoff return that was not enough, one fourth quarter collapse to derail a national championship, one fourth quarter collapse to be a victim of one of the greatest upsets in college football history, two defensive juggernauts, one balanced dominating team, two offensive juggernauts, one redshirt phenom, one stellar quarterback, one Hall of Fame defensive end, one sensational player in all three phases of the game, one Commonwealth Cup, one season of shutouts, one tough three-year stretch, and of course, a turkey. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 102 - Guest: Chris Willis, Head of Research Library at NFL Films discusses his upcoming book on Bronko Nagurski

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 26:54

    Today we have a special guest, Chris Willis, Head of Research Library at NFL Films and accomplished author, to discuss his work at NFL Films and his upcoming book on Bronko Nagurski. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 101 - Special Guest: Phil Steele, author of the best-selling college football preseason magazine, College Football Preview.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 19:00

    Special Guest: Phil Steele, author of the best-selling college football preseason magazine, College Football Preview, discusses what led him to the creation of his magazine, the accuracy of its predictions, his most proud predictions over last season and the last 23 years, and some college football history. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 100 - Georgia Tech 222 Cumberland 0: The play by play reenactment of the game played on Oct 7, 1916

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 20:27

    Today, on this, our 100th Episode, we offer a play by play reenactment of the game played on Oct. 7, 1916 at Grant Field in Atlanta, Georgia. The day when Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland 222 – 0. This play by play is adapted from the play by play account published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Only minor adaptions were made. This is different than our podcast on Episode 24 where in that episode we discussed what led up to this historic game and its aftermath. This is a play by play of the game itself. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 99 - Special Guest: Octavias McKoy. On Oct 26, 2013, Western Connecticut State Colonials' HB Octavias McKoy set an NCAA single-game rushing record, rushing for 455-yds.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 45:44

    Special Guest: Octavias McKoy. On Oct 26, 2013, Western Connecticut State Colonials' HB Octavias McKoy set an NCAA single-game rushing record, rushing for 455-yds in a 55-35 defeat of the Worcester State Lancers. To clarify, in the history of college football, on any level, Div I, II or III, this was the most yards ever rushed by a single player in any game. Mr. McKoy discusses that record setting game, his inspirational work now and some college football history. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 98 - Fresno State Bulldogs' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 11:54

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Fresno State Bulldogs. This program has seen moments of greatness and meltdowns. One coach who brought the program into national prominence, one coach who led a powerhouse in the late ‘30s and early ‘40s, one coach who would play anybody, anytime, anywhere, one win over the No. 10 team in the nation, one win over a legendary program, one loss that derailed their high scoring offense, one collapse to derail a perfect season, one loss in the ‘Game of the Year', one tie to derail a perfect season, six standout seasons, one undefeated team that was the only undefeated team in the nation that season, three standout quarterbacks, one in-state rival, one offensive meltdown, one season that finally avoided futility, and of course, one Bulldog. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 97 - Boise State Broncos' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 11:27

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Boise State Broncos. This program has maintained the highest level of success at all levels, first as a junior college, then as a Division I-AA school and finally as a Division I-A school. Two National Championships, one in the Small College Division and one in Division I-AA, one coach to bring Boise State into the Top Ten on a regular basis, one exceptional coach when the program was a Junior College, two stalwart coaches to win over 75% of their games, one Hook and Ladder, one Statue of Liberty, one ill-timed interception to derail an undefeated untied season, one team that led the nation in scoring, one David that conquered Goliath, one Hall of Fame defensive linemen, one 3-Time All-American defensive linemen, two standout quarterbacks, one standout running back, one in-state rival, one punt returning performance for the ages, one offensive explosion, one rushing explosion, one defensive meltdown and of course, one Bronco. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 96 - UTEP Miners' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 10:31

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the UTEP Miners. This program has a bizarre history, with singular stories of both rags and riches. One coach with statistically-speaking four of the five best seasons in program history, one coach who developed a passing machine, one “Turning Point”, one stunning loss to derail an undefeated untied season, one offensive meltdown to derail an undefeated season, one powerhouse in the ‘30s, one passing explosion in the ‘60s, one offensive machine in the ‘80s, one quarterback who rewrote the school's record book, one triple threat quarterback, one record setting running back, one Battle of I-10, the greatest 6 consecutive throws in college football history, the greatest 4th quarter passing performance in college football history, one futile season, Paydirt Pete and of course, one burro. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 95 - San Diego State Aztecs' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 11:07

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the San Diego State Aztecs. This program has history of offensive fireworks. Three consecutive NCAA Small College National Championships, one Air Coryell passing attack, one string of bowl berths, one last minute 86-yard drive to secure a win, one win to take down a No. 1 team and catapult to No. 1, one stunning win over a legendary coach, one loss to derail what would have been the greatest unbeaten streak in NCAA history, six exceptional teams, one stunning debut into Division I-A football, one Hall of Fame running back, one record setting quarterback, one record setting running back, one linebacker who was a force to be reckoned with, one longtime rival, one receiver with a performance for the ages, one linebacker who would not yield the line of scrimmage and of course, one Spirit Leader. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 94 - Colorado State Rams' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 10:03

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Colorado State Rams. This program, back in the day when it was called Colorado A&M, saw great success. One coach who turned the program around, one 77-yard fumble return to secure a stunning upset, one trick play to end all trick plays, one iconic run to secure an upset, one last minute collapse, one stunning tie to end an offensive drought, five dominant teams, one undefeated untied juggernaut, one anchor of a vaunted line, one exceptional quarterback, one exceptional running back, the longest continuous rivalry West of the Mississippi, one odd two game stretch and of course, one ram. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 93 - Rice Owls' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 9:51

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Rice Owls. This program has had sudden singular moments on both ends of the spectrum, of both success and disappointment. One long time successful coach, one defeat of a legendary coach, one Cotton Bowl win to propel to No. 5 in the nation, one upset to end 28 years of frustration, one 2 minute 16 second collapse to derail an upset bid, one close loss to derail an undefeated, untied season, two vaunted defenses, one Hall of Fame guard, one Hall of Fame running back, one in-state rival, one cross-town rival, one offensive explosion, one of the most unusual plays in college football history and of course, one case of the missing owl. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 92 - Special Guest: Coach Kevin McDonough, Assistant Coach Cornell Big Red.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 19:37

    Today we have a special guest, Coach Kevin McDonough, Assistant Coach Cornell Big Red, & host of @FilmHistoric, to discuss Cornell Big Red football, past & present. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 91 - Marshall Thundering Herd's football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 11:40

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Marshall Thundering Herd. Few, if any programs, in the annals of college football history, have endured more extreme highs and lows than this program. Two National Championships in Div I-AA, four times national runner up, one perfect coach, two championship coaches, one stunning upset, one conference championship won in a blizzard, one ‘Tower Pass', one vaunted defense, three perfect teams, one one-man wrecking crew, one record setting receiver, one stellar quarterback, one record setting back, one Battle for the Bell, one heartbreaking moment in time, one of most remarkable change of fortune that a team has ever experienced in the history of college football, and of course, one bison. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 90 - Air Force Falcons' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 9:38

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Air Force Falcons. This high-flying program proved they could pound it on the ground as well. One legendary coach, one stunning upset as a 21-pt underdog, one stunning loss to derail dreams of a national championship, one stunning loss amid an interception barrage, one stunning tie as the new kid on the block, one near perfect season, one undefeated season, one accomplished Outland Trophy winner, one receiver who rewrote the program's record books, one quarterback who led a flawless wishbone attack, one NCAA record setting quarterback, one Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, one long distance kicker, one scoreless tie in the Cotton Bowl and of course, one falcon. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 89 - Northern Illinois Huskies' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 11:18

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Northern Illinois Huskies. This program has history of extreme performances, on both ends of the spectrum. One National Championship in the Small College Division, one coach who led the Huskies into national prominence, one coach who led the Huskies through four decades, one coach who led the Huskies to a National Championship, one game to secure an undefeated untied National Championship, one high scoring affair, one collapse to secure a stunning loss, one historic loss to end an historic losing streak, one controversial goal line stand, one perfect team, one No. 12 ranking, one finish in the final AP Poll, one perfect National Championship team, one quarterback who rewrote the school's record books, two stellar running backs, one longtime rival, one offensive explosion to top the century mark, one defensive collapse to top the century mark, one record setting TD run that can never be broken, one record setting day of rushing futility, one record setting rushing performance for the ages, one record tying TD pass that can never be broken, and of course, Siberian Husky. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 88 - Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 9:05

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. This program has a flare for the incongruous, the anomaly. One tough no-nonsense coach, one coach with a great three-year stretch, one upset over a Top 25 team, one heartbreaking collapse, one undefeated, untied team, one undefeated team that avenged their lone tie, one record setting QB, one player who was a bit of an anomaly, one stellar quarterback, one in-state rival, one of the weirdest seasons in college football history, one stunning turnaround, one interception barrage and of course, one Cayenne Pepper. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 87 - Colorado Buffaloes' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 10:45

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Colorado Buffaloes. This program has been involved in some of the most stunning games in college football history. One National Championship, one Heisman winner, one Supreme Court Justice, two legendary coaches, one 21-game winning streak, one timely clipping penalty, one fifth down, one ‘Miracle at the Big House', one ill-fated 9-minute drive, one stunner in the Cotton Bowl, one rough beginning, one tough opponent, and of course, Ralphie, the live female bison. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 86 - Special Guest: Dr. Clayton Trutor, Editor, Down the Drive, freelance writer and Author of Loserville, How Professional Sports Remade Atlanta and How Atlanta Remade Professional Sports.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 19:17

    Today we have a special guest, Dr. Clayton Trutor, Editor, Down the Drive, freelance writer and Author of Loserville, How Professional Sports Remade Atlanta and How Atlanta Remade Professional Sports. Dr. Clayton discusses his new book, and some history of college football, both throughout Georgia and nationwide. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 85 - Temple Owls' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 11:13

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Temple Owls. In the 20th century, this program had its share near greatness. One coach who transformed the program from losing seasons to winning seasons, one legendary coach, one coach who ended a long bowl drought, one coach who in consecutive seasons propelled the program into the Top 20 in the final AP Poll, one goal line stand to secure one of the greatest upsets in college football history, one offensive explosion, one Instant Classic, six stellar teams, one team that ended a long bowl drought, one record setting Hall of Fame running back, one rival from yesteryear, one confusing 4-game stretch and of course, one green horned owl. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 84 - Oklahoma Sooners' Football History - Long Version

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 19:46

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Oklahoma Sooners. This is the long version. Oklahoma Sooners college football history is synonymous with dynasties, national championships, Heisman Trophy winners, epic games and all-time great players. Seven national championships, seven Heisman Trophy winners, three legendary coaches, one defensive led upset in the Orange Bowl to propel a national championship, one Game of the Century, one loss that derailed the longest winning streak in NCAA Div I history, one loss that defied imagination, one tie to proceed the longest winning streak in NCAA history, one undefeated-untied team that came storming out of the gates, two teams that were first in the nation in scoring and second in scoring defense, one team that was arguably the greatest one-loss team in the history of college football, one wishbone attack that propelled a national championship, one spilt T-formation in its prime, one NCAA record setting running back, one Hall of Fame defensive end, three Heisman Trophy winning running backs, four Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks, one Red River Classis, one season of shutouts, one back-to-back games that topped the century mark, two games scoring over 150 points, forty-seven wins in a row, one foe that bookended a 48-game non-losing streak, three brother All-Americans on the defensive line, and of course, the Conestoga Wagon and its ponies. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 83 - Arkansas Razorbacks' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 10:36

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Arkansas Razorbacks. This program has history imprinted all over it. One National Championship on the back of a stunning win, one stunning upset delivered by a depleted cast, one stunning loss in the Game of the Century, one post-game that was sheer pandemonium, two classic one-point wins, one team with a historic cast of winners, one historical oddity, 25 Little Pigs, one trick play, and of course, one Russian boar, an honorary Razorback --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 82 - Maryland Terrapins' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 10:25

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Maryland Terrapins. This program had it's heyday in the early 1950s, and they were a force to be reckoned with. One National Championship, one dynasty, one coach who brought a devastating Split-T formation, one coach who never lost, one Coach of the Year, the greatest comeback in college football history, one win over an already declared National Champion, one stunning loss for a Terp team was already declared a National Champion, one rough offensive outing, one loss to derail a National Championship, three dominating teams over a five year stretch, one dominating defensive tackle, two outstanding quarterbacks, two rivals, one unusual two season stretch and of course, a Diamondback terrapin. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 81 - Louisville Cardinals' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 10:39

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Louisville Cardinals. This is one high flying program, pardon the pun. One Heisman Trophy Award Winner, one coach with a juggernaut offense, one stunning first quarter that set the stage for a long-awaited Bowl win, one victim of a Hail Mary, twice were one play away from a perfect season, one offense for the ages, one flock of quarterback greats, one in-state rival, two seasons with a sudden turn of events, one unusual 100-point milestone and, of course, one skydiving Cardinal. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 80 - Baylor Bears' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 12:31

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Baylor Bears. This program has extreme imprinted all over it. One fast paced spread offense, one Hall of Fame Coach, one Miracle on the Brazos, one kick that followed a few punches, one horse collar short of a stunning upset, one stunning tie that dumbfounded Life Magazine, six consecutive 60-plus point scoring outbursts, two scoring juggernauts, one quarterback who rewrote the school's records, one Hall of Fame linebacker, one intense in-state rivalry, two heartbreaking tragedies, two consecutive seasons with a stunning turn of events, and of course, one live bear. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 79 - Vanderbilt Commodores' football history

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 8:19

    Today, we discuss the college football history of the Vanderbilt Commodores. This program's Golden Years were in the early 1900s. One legendary defensive coach, one great two-year stretch, one stunning upset to soften 27 years of frustration, one furious comeback, one near upset of Number One team, one stunning tie between brothers-in-laws, one undefeated team who went unchallenged, one fast quarterback, one in-state rival, one high-scoring two game stretch and of course, Mr. C. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

    Episode 78 - Special Guest: Lauren Sisler, multi-national award winning Sports Reporter for ESPN, SEC Network and AL.com.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 38:16

    Today we have a special guest, Lauren Sisler, multi-national award winning Sports Reporter for ESPN, SEC Network and AL.com to discuss her sideline reporting of the first game back after Covid, the Kick Six game, SEC football and more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

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