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The Podcast of Champions discusses Pac-12 athletics. Hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss the Conference of Champions on the football field, basketball court and more.

Ryan Abraham and David Woods


    • Dec 6, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Utah wins second-straight Pac-12 Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 83:54


    In this episode of the Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio talking about the Utah Utes defeating the USC Trojans 47-24 in Las Vegas. The victory secured Kyle Whittingham's second-straight Pac-12 Championship and another Rose Bowl berth, this time against Penn State. Colorado was also making noise in the Pac-12 footprint by hiring Coach Prime to take over the struggling football program. Deion Sanders is leaving Jackson State to come to Boulder and there will likely be a lot of roster turnover before the start of the 2023 football season. Ryan and Dave talk about this monumental hire in the Conference of Champions and why they think this can work for the Buffs. The guys also go over where the rest of the Pac-12 programs are going bowling and how the Conference of Champions is being impacted by the newly opened NCAA Transfer Portal. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac-12 Championship preview for the USC Trojans vs. the Utah Utes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 72:00


    In this episode of the Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio previewing the Pac-12 Championship between the USC Trojans and the Utah Utes. These two squads faced off back on October 15 with Kyle Whittingham's Utes edging out Lincoln Riley's Trojans 43-42 on a two-point conversion with under a minute to play in the game. The guys talk about how they think this match-up will go and make their pick against the spread, currently listed as USC -3 over Utah. They also discuss the Pac-12 decision to eliminate divisions in an attempt to create a better matchup that in this case potentially took away the more compelling game. With the division format USC would have won the South and faced off against Washington who would have won the North. The Huskies not only have one more win than Utah but they also have one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the country, Indiana transfer Michael Penix. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Emergency POC - Wild ending to the Pac-12 regular season plus David Shaw steps down

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 98:11


    In this emergency episode of the Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give their thoughts on the breaking news that Stanford head coach David Shaw announced he is stepping down from his position effective immediately. Saturday night the Cardinal fell to BYU at home 35-26 but Shaw said his decision was already made over the Thanksgiving weekend. Ryan and Dave talk about this major shakeup in the Pac-12 coaching ranks with the four-time Pac-12 coach of the year and winningest coach in Stanford history finally moving aside. They also discuss the other major head coaching news with Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham returning home to Tempe, taking over as head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils. Dillingham was officially announced as ASU's head man just hours after the Ducks lost a stunner in Corvallis that, along with Washington's win in the Apple Cup, knocked them out of a chance to play for the Pac-12 Championship. Oh, and there is also a ton of Pac-12 football the boys will recap including the Trojans putting a capper on an 11-1 season with a controlling win over Notre Dame, Utah scoring all the points against Colorado, Jedd Fisch getting some Territorial revenge and lots more! As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Recapping USC vs. UCLA & Oregon vs. Washington plus final weekend preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 98:45


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back together again in studio recapping two of the most important match-ups of the 2022 Pac-12 football season, UCLA hosting USC at the Rose Bowl and Oregon hosting Utah at Autzen Stadium. Both games came down to the wire, though one was far more entertaining than the other, and both results went a long way to determining who would play for the conference championship in Las Vegas on December 2. With the victories by USC and Oregon the Trojans are in and the Ducks control their own destiny, getting in as the home team with a win in the Civil War against Oregon State on Saturday. They also recap the other week 12 games in the conference including Washington steamrolling Colorado, Jayden del Laura imploding against his old WSU squad, Big Game 4th quarter drama and the Beavers cruising in the desert. Looking ahead to the final weekend of the regular season the guys preview two Friday night games with the public California schools facing off against each other along with the Territorial Cup in Tucson. They also preview the Saturday rivalry games in Oregon, Washington and Colorado along with Stanford vs. BYU and USC vs. Notre Dame. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac-12 football chaotic week 11 recap and week 12 preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 112:38


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back together again in studio recapping what they thought would be an all chalk Pac-12 football weekend with heavy home favorites cruising to victories. Turns out, week 11 was total chaos with Conference of Champions cannibalism going on, knocking out two of the three hopefuls for the Pac-12 to make the College Football Playoffs for the first time since 2016. Things got off to a rocky start Friday night with Colorado leading USC 3-2 after the first quarter. The Trojans righted the ship and blew out the Buffs as expected, but it set the table for a bad vibes Saturday for two of the other title contenders. Oregon had the marquee matchup with Washington, but the Ducks were still two touchdown favorites at home. The Huskies had other plans and pulled off the stunning upset thanks to another huge night from transfer quarterback Michael Penix. With Oregon losing, it opened up conference championship opportunities and eliminated some strange tiebreakers for the LA schools. In one of the Pac-12 After Dark games UCLA couldn't take advantage and fell to three touchdown underdog Arizona, putting their Pac-12 title on life support. Week 12 features another full slate of Pac-12 games with a virtual semifinal that has USC travelling to the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA and Utah heading to Eugene to take on Oregon. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac-12 football week 10 recap and week 11 previews featuring Washington at Oregon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 122:18


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back together again in studio recapping what started off as a competitive Pac-12 football weekend with a compelling Friday night game between Washington and Oregon State but quickly turned into what was mostly blowout central on Saturday. After an impressive run picking against the spread last weekend Ryan and Dave struggled in their predictions for week ten. Week eleven is another full slate of Pac-12 games kicking off on Friday again with USC and Colorado followed by some potential clunkers on Saturday outside of the main event, Oregon hosting Washington in one of the best rivalries in the conference. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Halloween POC - Pac-12 football week nine recap and week ten preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 94:19


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back together again in studio recapping another exciting weekend of Pac-12 football that featured five games, four with double-digit spreads and four road favorites notching victories. The action got started on Thursday night with a hobbled Utah squad that took down Washington State in Pullman despite the biggest surprise of the weekend, star quarterback Cam Rising who was a game time scratch. On Saturday the Ducks continued their winning ways with an 18-point road win over Cal in which Bo Nix accounted for six touchdowns including three on the ground. USC was also banged up heading into the desert without top starters on both sides of the ball, but was still able to hold on for an 8-point win over Arizona. In the interim head coaching bowl Arizona State outlasted Colorado in Bounder and UCLA decimated Stanford at the Rose Bowl. The guys also discuss the Big 12's new media rights deal and what they think it means for the Pac-12 and Stanford stamping out fun by banning the Tree mascot for the rest of the season. Plus with Oregon, Utah, USC and UCLA 15-0 against the rest of the conference, which program has the best shot to knock off any of the top-4? And congrats to Oregon State who entered the AP top-25 despite being on a bye week! Looking ahead to week ten all 12 teams are in action featuring Oregon State at Washington on Friday night. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac-12 football week eight recap and week nine preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 114:24


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back together again in studio recapping another exciting weekend of Pac-12 football that once again showed how important home field advantage is in the conference. Week eight had only four contests and three of the four home teams notched victories with the lone road team (Washington) failing to cover the 7.5 point spread at Cal. The marquee match-up was of course the Bruins on the road at Oregon leaving the Ducks as the lone Pac-12 team left undefeated in conference play. There are some wild scenarios for which two teams make the conference title game in this first season with no divisions with UCLA, Oregon, USC and Utah as the main teams in contention to make it to Las Vegas. The guys also discuss what Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkiff had to say at basketball media day including comments about his letter to the UC Board of Regents that asked the board to block the Bruins from leaving the conference. He also doubled-down on his statement that UCLA would be worse off financially leaving for the Big Ten than it would be staying in the Pac-12. Looking ahead to week nine we get things started with a tough road test for Utah heading to Pullman to play Washington State on Thursday night followed by what mostly look like lopsided contests on Saturday outside of the interim coach bowl with Arizona State at Colorado. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac-12 football week seven recap and week eight preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 95:48


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back together again in studio recapping another exciting and bizarre weekend of Pac-12 football. Week seven was about as upside down as you could have imagined with the two bottom dwellers of our POC Power Rankings securing victories. It was once again a great week for home teams with all four Pac-12 match-ups going to the home squad. It was also another good week if you were an interim head coach as Colorado's Mike Sanford got an emotional victory over California in his first game running the Buffs. And even the team that should have an interim head coach got a win with Stanford shocking Notre Dame on the road, scoring only one touchdown but still getting its first victory over an FBS opponent since early last year. The guys also take a look at the marquee game in the Pac-12 with Utah edging out an exciting one-point win over USC in Rice-Eccles Stadium. Looking ahead to week eight there are just four games in the conference with the big one being UCLA heading to Oregon with College Game Day making a West Coast appearance for the first time this season. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac-12 football week six recap and week seven preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 98:01


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back together again in studio for a special early week edition of the show where they break down all of the Pac-12 football action from week 6 and preview what is to come in week 7. The LA schools are on their way out in 2024 but they are apparently trying to exit in style with both USC and UCLA sitting at 6-0 for the first time since 2005. The Oregon Ducks have bounced back from their 46-point beatdown at the hands of Georgia and look like legit conference title contenders and ASU interim head coach Shaun Aguano got his emotional first win. As cool as it was for the Sun Devils to get an upset win over nationally ranked Washington just a couple weeks after Herm Edwards was fired, that result pales in comparison to what went down on the Farm in #Pac12AfterDark. The Oregon State Beavers scored three touchdowns in the final quarter including the game winner with 13 seconds left on their way to toppling Stanford 28-27. The Cardinal could taste the end of their 10-game losing streak to FBS programs, at least until they couldn't. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac 12 football week five recaps and week six previews plus Karl Dorrell fired at Colorado

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 85:53


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods once again have some breaking news to discuss with the announcement that Colorado has finally pulled the trigger and let head coach Karl Dorrell go. The Buffs are winless on the season, 0-5 total and 0-5 against the spread and the administration had no choice but fire him and try to move on from the terrible decision it was to hire Dorrell back in 2020. In what was a home-dominated slate of games in the Pac-12 for week five with every road team losing, the guys recap all of the action from UCLA's dominate performance against Washington on Friday to Oregon putting a beat down on hapless Stanford late Saturday night. They also preview the all of the week six action that includes five games with both California and Colorado getting the week off (good news for the Buffs and interim head coach Mike Sanford). As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    PAC-12 football week four recap and week five preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 86:32


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods continued their tear picking the Pac-12 football games in week four with both hosts going 4-2 against the spread. The guys start off the show talking about how the first full week of Pac-12 play went, including an incredible showdown in Corvallis between USC and Oregon State, Washington State once again snagging defeat out of the jaws of victory (to Oregon's benefit) and California's impressive offensive explosion against Arizona. The guys then focus their attention on some interesting match-ups in the Pac-12 for week five including a pair of undefeated teams facing off in the Rose Bowl with Washington visiting UCLA on Friday night. The Beavers will also try and bounce back by heading to Salt Lake City and facing the Utes who would love to avenge their OSU loss from last season. Please note the three Pac-12 After Dark games all feature point spreads of 17 points or more, so plan your evening accordingly. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac-12 football week three recap and week four preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 83:34


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods bounced back significantly last week in their Pac-12 picks against the spread (9-2 for Ryan, 8-3 for Dave), even with their belief that Herm Edwards was somehow going to cover a 3-score spread against a team that featured actual human beings. Speaking of Herm, HE GONE! Arizona State finally pulled the trigger and let Herm go so the guys spend the top part of the show talking about the move, potential candidates and why they are not expecting the same treatment for Colorado's Karl Dorrell any time soon. It was also a great weekend for the Pacific Northwest teams with everyone notching a victory including Oregon spanking a top-15 BYU squad and Washington jumping all over the overrated top-15 Michigan State Spartans (and no we don't think it was a on the downlow interview to join the Big Ten). This was the first time the Pac-12 has recorded two wins over ranked teams on the same Saturday in 9 years! They discuss those games and how the rest of the Conference of Champions fared as they wrap up the majority of the out of conference slate and turn towards conference play. Speaking of conference play the guys make their picks against the spread for week four with six Pac-12 match-ups, highlighted by undefeated Oregon State hosting No.7 USC and undefeated Washington State hosting No. 15 Oregon. Please note that undefeated UCLA is going to Colorado but we don't recommend watching that. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac-12 football week two recap and week three preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 107:49


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods have been following this conference for years but somehow both are batting just .500 picking the games against the spread. This week they go back over week two and talk about how things unfolded for the Pac-12 including a huge win for Washington State at Wisconsin, another beatdown for Colorado and the first conference match-up between USC and Stanford. The guys also take a look ahead to week three and once again give their picks for all Pac-12 games against the spread. The aforementioned Stanford has a BYE, but the rest of the conference is in action with some interesting non-conference games including Michigan State visiting Washington, Fresno State heading to the Coliseum, California on the road at Notre Dame, BYU visiting Oregon and Colorado on the road at Minnesota. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pac-12 football week one recap and week two preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 124:41


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are already in midseason form with their picks against the spread (meaning they are just as bad as they were last year). The guys do what they can to make sense of what happened in week one of Pac-12 play, where the conference went 9-3 overall but 0-3 against Power Five competition including blowout losses by Colorado and Oregon and a heartbreaking defeat by defending conference champion Utah. The guys also take a look ahead to week two and make their picks against the spread including the first conference match-up of the season when USC hits the road to take on Stanford. They also give an update on the POC Survival Pool where the majority of listeners advanced thanks to the Cardinal beating Colgate, but we did lose a couple contestants including one sicko who took Colorado to beat TCU in week one. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. If you are still alive in our POC Survivor Pool make your picks here. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Week one Pac-12 picks plus Big12 moves up its media rights timeline

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 88:26


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are ready for another exciting season of Pac-12 football, previewing all of the week 1 action including Utah's trip to the swamp and Oregon's Lan Danning facing off against his former team. The guys make all of their picks against the spread for the annual season-long contest plus they reveal their survival pool selections for week one. The guys also discuss where the Pac-12 stands now with both Oregon and Washington having reported talks with the Big Ten and the Big 12 moving up its media rights negotiation window in attempt to put the screws to the Conference of Champions. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. For the video simulcasts of our POC please subscribe to your YouTube channel! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Predicting each game of the 2022 Pac-12 football season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 95:41


    Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods looked at the schedule for every Pac-12 team and put in their predictions for how the season will go in the conference and which two programs will end up in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Championship Game.  The guys also take a look back at how their predictions went from last year, go over the latest news from around the conference and address the latest rumors regarding conference realignment. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Previewing the 2022 Pac-12 college football season for Arizona State, Utah, Oregon, Washington State, Stanford & Cal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 107:26


    In this edition of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio continuing their previews of the six remaining Pac-12 programs with Arizona State, Utah, Oregon, Washington State, Stanford and California. The guys hear from experts from each program's 247Sports website talking about the strengths and weaknesses of each program heading into the 2022 college football season. The guys also talk about the newly released media rights deal for the Big Ten that includes Fox, CBS and NBC and what it could possibly mean for the Pac-12. ESPN being left out of the deal should be a good thing for the Conference of Champions, but with the other three major networks involved in the B1G, there are less available options for commissioner George Kliavkoff to explore. Plus the UC Board of Regents weighed in on UCLA leaving Cal behind and the guys talk about what was said at that meeting (not that either of them went) and if they feel there is a chance the Bruins get forced to stay (walking away from a half a billion dollar Big Ten deal is VERY unlikely). They also talk about the new AP Poll that has Utah at No. 7, Oregon and No. 11 and USC and No. 14., the Athletic's look at the past 10 years of the Pac-12 Network plus David thinks about who his POC cohost would be if UCLA stays in the Pac-12 and USC (and Ryan) leave for the Big Ten. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Previewing the 2022 Pac-12 college football season for Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State, Washington, USC and UCLA

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 112:44


    In this edition of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio (after a week off) giving a quick recap of what they saw at Pac-12 Media Day with commissioner George Kliavkoff addressing the state of the conference and declaring war on the Big 12. They also start their college football 2022 season previews for half of the conference with reporters from Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State and Washington checking in along with previews from USC and UCLA from Ryan and Dave. The guys also talk about the latest news on the television market front with ESPN dropping out of the Big Ten's next media rights deal. Fox continues to be a major player for the B1G but now CBS and NBC will be involved showing conference games as well. This will have an impact on the Pac-12's media rights negotiations, but no one knows how much. On one hand ESPN now needs more inventory which could be good for the Conference of Champions, but with CBS and NBC no longer on the table there will likely be less competition for ESPN and less incentive to pay more for the Pac-12's media rights. They also talk about the slowdown in conference realignment talk and now both feel what we have with USC and UCLA in the Big Ten and the Pac-12 with 10 schools is likely to be the new norm going forward (until something crazy happens and then it isn't). As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2022 Pac-12 Media Day Preview - All eyes on George Kliavkoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 81:16


    In this edition of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back previewing what should be an extremely interesting and informative Pac-12 Media Day where we will hear from commissioner George Kliavkoff for the first time since it was announced that USC and UCLA were leaving for the Big Ten in 2024. Last year Kliavkoff was on the job for less than a month when he addressed the media, fielding questions about NIL, conference expansion thanks to Texas and Oklahoma announced they would join the SEC and why Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich wouldn't be attending Media Day in person. We thought 2021 was a crazy first year for the commissioner, but with two of the biggest brands leaving the conference 2022 says, 'hold my beer.' The guys also talk about what they expect to hear about the LA schools bolting, the negotiations for the new Pac-12 television contract, what's next for conference expansion and what sort of reaction they expect from coaches and players that aren't leaving the conference (as of now). As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Cooling off period for conference realignment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 69:02


    In this edition of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back talking about how things have seemingly settled down on the conference realignment front, two weeks after both USC and UCLA announced they would be leaving the Pac-12 and joining the Big Ten. The guys talk about some of the options out there for the next steps including the Pac-12 merging with another conference, the Pac-12 making a loose alliance with another conference, the Pac-12 raiding another conference, the Pac-12 getting raided by another conference or the Pac-12 standing pat with 10 teams. There could be some big news dropping any moment, but more than likely the college football landscape will stay this way for a while until something else big happens and we start all over again. The guys also discuss yet another terrible tragedy for the conference with Oregon tight end Spencer Webb passing away after a cliff diving accident. He was 22 years old. They also talk about which Pac-12 programs have had the most 1,000,000+ viewers for their football games recently (with some surprises for sure), the University of California Board of Regents taking notice of the Bruins leaving California behind, the Big 12 media days kicking off with talk of expansion plus how conferences and television networks view football brand vs. television markets.  As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pac-12 expert John Canzano discussing options to keep the conference afloat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 106:13


    In this edition of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods welcome in special guest John Canzano to talk about last week's bombshell news that USC and UCLA would be leaving the Pac-12 for a much bigger payday in the Big Ten. Within the first 48 hours of the news breaking Canzano wasn't very optimistic that the Pac-12 would continue to exist after 2024, but since then he now feels that commissioner George Kliavkoff will be able to pull something together and keep the Conference of Champions afloat, one way or another. We get into several topics with John, including the viability of this West Coast conference without the Los Angeles market and what sort of options there are out there, starting with a partnership with the ACC. Adding schools to the ACC would be tough with their TV deal lasting until 2036, but there are opportunities to for the Pac-12 and ACC to work together, scheduling games and even having potential post season match-ups between the top teams from each conference squaring off in Las Vegas. This sort of out of the box thinking would give ESPN more programming and the Pac-12 (and ACC) more revenue. They also talk about what potential expansion for the Pac-12 will look like, what Oregon and Washington's best options are, if he thinks the mountain and desert schools will leave for the Big 12, what could happen with the Bay Area schools and of course how Washington State and Oregon State are in limbo waiting for all of the dust to fall in order to find out their fate. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    EMERGENCY POC - USC and UCLA are leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 92:13


    In a rare EMERGENCY edition of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods, who had wished Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff a happy one year anniversary earlier in the week, now try to make sense of the horrific anniversary present that arrived on his door step courtesy of the Los Angeles schools. We are of course talking about the college football bombshell first reported by Jon Wilner and later confirmed by all parties involved that the University of Southerner California and the University of California, Los Angeles would be leaving the Conference of Champions and joining the Big Ten conference. The guys talk about what this means for the landscape of college football and compare this event with a major one from 11 months ago when Texas and Oklahoma decided to leave the Big 12 and join the SEC. They also go through each Pac-12 program one by one and discuss what this means for them. The unquestionable winners in this transaction are USC and UCLA, but there are some Pac-12 programs that are positioned really well to land in a soft spot, while others are on much tougher footing and may need a miracle to retain Power Five status. There is also the question about the future of the Podcast of Champions, considering the conference could be in major trouble and the two hosts will be covering teams that are no longer in the Pac-12. We don't have any answers for you yet, but we still have a couple of years (both teams leaving in 2024) to come up with a solution. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Happy one year anniversary to Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 73:54


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods wish Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff a very happy one year anniversary. If you recall Kliavkoff officially took over for the embattled Larry Scott on July 1, 2021, right at the time that college football went from a silly sport to certifiably insane one. Corresponding with his start date, the NCAA permitted all student athletes to profit off of their Name, Image and Likeness but provided very little in the form of rules and guidelines. The sport was also rocked when Texas and Oklahoma decided to leave the Big 12 and enter the SEC plus a new 12-team college football playoff format was announced and then quickly shot down and fought over for several months before ultimately being shelved. They also take a look at what Kliavkoff had to say in one of his many "year in review interviews," this time with friend of the podcast Jon Wilner where he talked about changing the entire collegiate model, how the conference had a bit of a COVID hangover that isn't finished yet and the better communication between the conference office and the individual campuses. The guys also discuss the change at the top of the Pac-12 power structure, the Big 12 reportedly finding their next commissioner, the ACC releasing a new division-less football schedule for 2023 and Pac-12 teams involved in some of the most anticipated games of the 2022 college football season. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Betting lines for the top Pac-12 games in 2022 plus Kyle Whittingham gets a raise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 72:18


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods take a look at some of the early betting lines for some of the most intriguing matchups for Pac-12 programs and see how they have changed from when they first came out to now following all of the roster adjustments thanks to the NCAA Transfer Portal. We also discuss Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham getting another contract extension and raise thanks to the Utes Rose Bowl appearance, making him one of the highest paid coaches in the conference. They also take a look what Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff had to say about NIL and his thoughts on what needs to be changed going forward plus his idea to separate major college football from the rest of the NCAA sports programs. The guys also recognized the 50th anniversary of Title IX and discuss the plans the Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC have to celebrate it over the next year, they name most impactful transfer for each Pac-12 program plus the conference finally gets an official grocery chain partner (not a joke, its Sprouts).  As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Analyzing how the Pac-12 programs have navigated the NCAA Transfer Portal in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 74:27


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods take a look at how each of the Pac-12 football rosters have changed over the past six months with players leaving and joining programs through the NCAA Transfer Portal. Our friend Chris Karpman from SunDevilSource compiled this massive list that shows all of the additions and subtractions for each of the Pac-12 squads. Five of the 12 programs in the conference ended up with top-25 transfer classes, trailing only the SEC for most teams in the top-25 with six. They also take a look at the upcoming Pac-12 media rights deal and discuss how the upcoming Big 10 deal could have a major impact on which options commissioner George Kliavkoff could have access to in order to finally boost conference revenues. With Name, Image and Likeness dominating the college football headlines, Ryan and Dave give their thoughts on how NIL is changing the sport and what changes, if any, they would like to see plus USC chief of staff Brandon Sosna, the architect of the Lincoln Riley hire, is leaving for a front office position with the Detroit Lions. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Early season Pac-12 football TV times released

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 65:55


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss the newly released early season Pac-12 television schedule that includes several high profile matchups against traditional powers from other Power Five conferences. It could be an incredible showcase for the Conference of Champions if the teams from the West Coast are able to notch a few notable victories or it could be a mitigated disaster for commissioner George Kliavkoff and the Pac-12. They also take a look at the Pac-12 bowl schedule for the 2022 season that includes the rare January 2 Rose Bowl. The five bowls line up well for the Pac-12, getting to face a local Group of Five opponent from the Mountain West in the Los Angeles Bowl followed by four bowl games facing opponents from the other four Power Five conferences (Las Vegas vs. SEC, Alamo vs. Big 12, Sun vs. ACC & Rose vs. Big 10). Which Pac-12 teams will step up and make it to those bowl games (or even a college football playoff appearance)? Jon Wilner recently broke down the Pac-12 football schedule strength so Ryan and Dave chime in and give their thoughts on all of the programs from the easiest schedule (UCLA) to the toughest schedule (Colorado). As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pac-12 revenue drops to last place in the Power Five plus future conference schedule ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 79:27


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss a report by Jon Wilner that shows how the conference revenue fell significantly in 2021 thanks to the shortened COVID-19 football schedule in 2020 that saw most teams only play a handful of games. Wilner points out that the shortfall over the next four years will be significant, dropping the Pac-12 below the ACC into last place and leaving EACH Pac-12 program earning more than $100 million less than schools from the SEC and Big 10 over that span. They also take another look at the conference's decision to remove division winners from the Pac-12 Championship game and they debate what scheduling changes can be made for the future including a pods system that would group the Pacific Northwest, California and Mountain/Desert schools together and a "flex" schedule that could leave a couple of weeks open at the end of the season for games arranged on the fly. Dave even throws out a World Cup model where the conference holds group play for three weeks and then have programs advance from there into a mini tournament. 247Sports came out with new NCAA Transfer Portal rankings and Ryan and Dave see where the Pac-12 teams are ranked and which top-100 players the conference picked up. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    George Kliavkoff chops divisions for title game plus Jimbo Fisher goes nuclear

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 66:00


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are both on the podcast, just not at the same time. The show starts off with Ryan diving into all of the news and notes around the conference and college football starting with the emerging SEC head coaching feud between Alabama's Nick Saban and Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher. Saban accused Fisher of buying all of the players in the Aggies's No. 1 ranked recruiting class and Fisher responded by calling Saban a narcissist that was lashing out because he's the college football czar that didn't get his way. Absolutely wonderful college football content in the middle of May. The big conference news came from commissioner George Kliavkoff on Wednesday when he announced that the Pac-12 Championship Game would no longer feature the top program from the North facing the top program from the South, instead opting for the two teams with the best conference winning percentage regardless of what division they reside in. This new rule would have altered the championship game participants in 5 of the last 11 seasons. Ryan also addresses the breaking news that Biletnikoff Award winning wide receiver Jordan Addison pulled the trigger and picked the Trojans for his final season in college football. Dave finishes off the show answering all of the listener questions from the past two weeks plus he talks about the report that stated Chip Kelly's offensive play cards while at Oregon were meaningless, used only for a distraction for the opponent.  Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pac-12 spring games wrap up with Cal and Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 76:00


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give a detailed recap of the final two Pac-12 spring games in the conference, California and Washington. Cal is looking at Purdue transfer Jack Plummer to potentially replace POC favorite Chase Garbers while Washington has a three-way QB battle going on to ring in the new Kalen DeBoer era. The guys also breakdown how the conference did in the NFL Draft (not well) with the fewest picks since the conference expanded to 12 teams. UCLA led the way with six players selected and even though Oregon sent the most players to the NFL Combine, the Ducks had just one player selected (though he did go No. 5 overall). Unfortunately there is more turmoil to talk about at Arizona State with freshman All-American linebacker Eric Gentry leaving for division rival USC and potential All-American defensive tackle Jermayne Lole also hitting the NCAA Transfer Portal. ASU AD Ray Anderson also had some hypocritical things to say about cracking down on cheaters in the conference at the Pac-12 spring meetings according to a report by friend of the pod Bruce Feldman. There is also discussion about Biletnikoff Awarding winning wide receiver Jordan Addison entering the transfer portal and USC's involvement in trying to get him to relocate to Los Angeles. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Huge spring game weekend in the Pac-12

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 100:08


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give a detailed recap of the bevy of Pac-12 spring games held over the weekend. Half of the conference had various versions of their spring games/practices televised on Saturday with UCLA, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and Washington State on the Pac-12 Networks and USC on ESPN. It was a magical weekend for Ryan, getting to watch so much spring football in one day, and a dreadful day for Dave who had to cover UCLA's spring practice in person. The guys dive into the NCAA Transfer Portal, talking about Jon Wilner's piece on the portal winners and losers in the Pac-12. They also preview the NFL Draft and talk about the four Pac-12 players that are projected to go in Thursday's first round. 247Sports put out their post-spring top-25 poll and three Pac-12 teams made the cut plus beleaguered NCAA president Mark Emmert has announced he will step down next year (if not sooner). As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    More NCAA Transfer Portal troubles in Tempe plus Oregon State spring game recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 60:04


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods breakdown the newest batch of bad news for the Arizona State football program, two prominent players choosing to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal following the conclusion of spring football. Wide receiver Ricky Pearsall (ASU's top receiver and originally from Tempe) and linebacker Eric Gentry (consensus freshman All-American) have both decided to enter the portal. From SunDevilSource's Chris Karpman: "They would have been two of the team's most important players. Things are going from bad to worse for the Sun Devils." They also recap the lone spring game for the Pac-12 this past weekend, the Oregon State Beavers. OSU still three healthy quarterbacks now, giving last year's starter Chance Nolan some competition in practice. The Beavs also have a more aggressive defense under new defensive coordinator Trent Bray. Coming up this weekend there are four more Pac-12 spring games: UCLA, Utah, USC and Oregon will all be in action on the Pac-12 Networks (except USC will be on ESPN). Finishing off the show the guys discuss two articles featuring Pac-12 programs this week, the fall of Colorado's football program over on the Athletic and USC head coach Lincoln Riley talking about life throwing him a curveball over on the Players Tribune. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pac-12 spring game recaps for Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 71:07


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods dive into spring football in the Pac-12 with Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford all hosting their spring games over the weekend shown live on Pac-12 Networks. To be fair, David hates spring games so it is mostly Ryan giving his thoughts on what he saw from the broadcasts, read in the recaps and heard from the players and coaches who talked about how the spring session went. Arizona and Stanford combined for just four wins in 2021 but there is still a lot of optimism on both campuses that these programs can turn things around and have a winning campaign in 2022. Arizona State went 8-5 last season and lost more than half of its coaching staff and its star quarterback Jayden Daniels, but there is optimism in Tempe as well with talk of more team chemistry than ever before for Herm Edwards' squad. They also discuss the lone upcoming spring game for the Pac-12 this weekend, the Oregon State Beavers which will be live on Pac-12 Network on Saturday at 11 a.m. PT. Speaking of the Beavers, they missed out on the top remaining quarterback in the NCAA Transfer Portal, former USC and Georgia gunslinger J. T. Daniels. West Virginia won the sweepstakes to land Daniels, so Oregon State will either stick with one of the quarterbacks on the roster or find someone else from the portal before the beginning of May deadline. Which Pac-12 school has the best tailgating experience? A listener wrote in with his thoughts so Dave and Ryan chime in talking about what they like to do on gamedays at the various Pac-12 schools. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Projecting the over/under for Pac-12 football 2022 win totals

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 85:49


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are taking a look at the 2022 Pac-12 football season and projecting the win totals for each team. Our colleagues at 247Sports put out their Pac-12 over/under win totals and the guys go through each program's schedule and make their prediction for more or less wins than what the line was set at. They also discuss the breaking news that Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff has decided to do away with the expensive office space in San Francisco and instead is moving the conference into a remote work environment. Friend of the show Jon Wilner wrote that between Larry Smith's salary and the over the top rent, the Pac-12 spent an extra $70 million over Scott's tenure, or about $1 million per school per year. Pac-12 spring games kickoff this week with Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford holding games on Saturday, all of which will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network. We also would like to thank listener Scooter McGavin for emailing us a list of each Pac-12 football coach and describing what type of lover they would be, content you can only get here on the POC. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    No deep March Madness run for the Pac-12 & spring practice reports

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 63:32


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to put a bow on the Pac-12 2021-2022 college basketball season, with USC losing in the first round and both Arizona and UCLA getting knocked out in the Sweet 16. The guys normally don't discuss basketball on the podcast (for good reason) and after a major drop-off of listener questions following our previous basketball episode, we can safely say this is the final time basketball becomes an actual topic on the show. With basketball far in the rearview mirror, we can get to the task at hand, football and off-season nonsense topics like Disney princesses and Civil War generals. Starting with football, Ryan checked out reports from all 12 football programs in the Conference of Champions and passes along what he was able to learn. As of now 8 of the 12 teams have already started spring football practice with three more starting this week and California starting next week.  As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pac-12 Tournament recap from Las Vegas plus Jayden Daniels heads to LSU

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 69:56


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods do the unthinkable, they talk about Pac-12 basketball! Both of the POC hosts were in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 basketball tournament so the guys give their thoughts on how the top teams looked including the three teams that made it to March Madness, Arizona (No. 1 seed), UCLA (No. 4 seed) and USC (No. 7 seed). Can the Conference of Champions make another run to the Final Four and maybe even cut down the nets for the first time since 1997? We shall see starting on Thursday when the first round of the NCAA Tournament kicks off. They also talk about former Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels deciding to go to LSU from the NCAA Transfer Portal. Daniels won't walk into Batten Rouge as the clear starter, but he will have the opportunity to compete for the job and play a very tough SEC schedule down there. Ryan thinks Daniels has a shot to be the man at LSU after the change in scenery while Dave thinks he won't start a game for his new squad. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Projecting the Pac-12 preseason standings for the North and South divisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 57:08


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give their thoughts on Phil Steele's prediction of the preseason AP Poll top-10 that included both Utah and Oregon and not USC. Spinning off of that, the guys take their prediction game one step further as they take a crack at what they think the media will pick for the order of the Pac-12 North and South division races. Both guys agree with the teams at the top and the bottom of the each division, picking Oregon to win the North and USC to win the South, with Stanford pulling up the rear in the North and Colorado finishing at the bottom of the South. They also touch on some of the assistant coach movement drama with Vic So'oto leaving Colorado after two months and heading to California and what head coach Karl Dorrell had to say about the move followed by So'oto's rebuttal. Lastly they discuss the details of UCLA head coach Chip Kelly's contract extension and Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch's positive one-on-one interview with 247Sports. The POC Pac-12 Tournament meet-up is at the "BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar" in Park MGM casino on Thursday, March 10, 2022 starting at 2pm PT.  As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    No CFP Expansion and NIL Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 31:49


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods don't even record at the same time, dropping separate segments due to scheduling conflicts. The guys discuss the decision to not expand the CFP and what's going on with NIL money. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The official post-season top-10 POC listener rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 84:01


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods don't really have much to talk about after finishing off their off-season reports for all of the Pac-12 football programs over the past three weeks. Luckily, superfan Shane provided us with a topic to discuss this week, his list of post-season top-10 POC listeners (which instantly becomes the official Podcast of Champions list since both Ryan and Dave certainly don't remember who writes into the show every week). Once again Shane did a nice job composing the most notable people to take part in the show in 2021, tabulating all of the data and presenting it with colorful prose so the two hosts don't have to do anything but read it. The guys also discuss the pending B1G television rights deal that, according to reports, will surpass the $1 billion mark for a single year (remember Larry Scott was proud of $3 billion over 12 years before), the status of UCLA's defensive coordinator vacancy, a big name in the NCAA Transfer Portal and even a little about the upcoming Pac-12 basketball tournament (not long though, no worries). As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off-season reports for the Northern and Southern California Pac-12 football programs

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 85:06


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods finish with their off-season report series by discussing the two Northern California and two Southern California Pac-12 football programs. They first welcome in Jackson Moore who publishes the Stanford and California 247Sports sites, breaking down what the Cardinal and Golden Bears did during the off-season. Neither program changed head coaches or coordinators despite posting losing seasons and Moore gets into the personnel turnover for each team. They end the series talking about the two programs they cover, USC and UCLA. The Trojans made some major off-season moves bringing in Lincoln Riley, an almost entirely new coaching staff and 13 players from the NCAA Transfer Portal including star quarterback Caleb Williams. The Bruins extended head coach Chip Kelly and are still looking to fill both coordinator roles, but with Dorian Thompson-Robinson returning UCLA should once again be a factor in the South. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off-season Reports for the Oregon and Washington Schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 78:57


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods welcome in several experts on the show to provide actual information for our POC listeners. We are continuing our off-season reports for all of the football programs in the Pac-12, going over the various coaching changes and of course the significant roster turnover with recruiting, graduations, NFL defections and most importantly the NCAA Transfer Portal. This week we are getting updates on the Oregon and Washington schools starting with Angie Machado talking about Oregon State's off-season, Chris Fetters breaking down everything going on with Washington, Matt Prehm giving us the lowdown on all things Oregon and Jamey Vinnick getting us up to speed on what Washington State has been doing. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Off-season reports for the Desert and Mountain Pac-12 football programs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 91:33


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods welcome in several experts on the show to provide actual information for our POC listeners. We are beginning our off-season reports for all of the football programs in the Pac-12, going over the various coaching changes and of course the significant roster turnover with recruiting, graduations, NFL defections and most importantly the NCAA Transfer Portal. This week we are getting updates on the Desert and Mountain schools starting with Jason Scheer talking about Arizona's off-season, Chris Karpman breaking down everything going on with Arizona State, Dan Sorensen giving us the lowdown on all things Utah and our man Adam Munsterteiger getting us up to speed on what Colorado has been doing. Utah is the class of the group, coming off a conference championship and Rose Bowl appearance, and the good news is most of that team and coaching staff is coming back for another run at Pasadena or maybe even the playoffs. Arizona was 1-11 but they are winning the off-season with great staff additions, amazing recruiting and home runs in the transfer portal. Arizona State is in a bit of wait-and-see mode with a decision from the NCAA coming potentially in the next few months and Colorado made some good staff additions but has lost a lot of players to the transfer portal this cycle. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pac-12 quarterback shuffle, Chip Kelly extension looming and Arizona's major roster turnaround

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 71:53


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to the studio to bring fans of the Conference of Champions up to speed on all the latest news and notes from the Pac-12 including some significant roster turnover (both good and bad) at several programs. The guys start the show discussing Dan Lanning (or Lan Danning as Dave likes to say) heading to Eugene after winning a national championship as Georgia's defensive coordinator. They then switch to some UCLA news including head coach Chip Kelly reportedly working with the school for a contract extension and quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson announcing the he would be returning to Westwood to finish out his collegiate career. Speaking of quarterback news, Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch continues to make waves in the conference, this time by pilfering Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura and bringing him to Tucson. The Wildcats have made the most improvements to their roster so far, with a top-20 recruiting class plus tons of bluechip additions through the NCAA Transfer Portal. The guys also discuss USC's situation with Jaxson Dart entering the portal and whether star Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams will replace him for the Trojans. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Recapping the Pac-12's dismal post-season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 79:31


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back for the first POC episode of the New Year, recapping how the Conference of Champions did in the bowl season (spoiler: it was not good). For the second year in a row the Pac-12 failed to secure a bowl game victory, going 0-5 in 2021 (after an 0-2 2020) including Washington State failing to score in the first half against Central Michigan as a 7.5-point favorite. The Utes also appeared to have the Rose Bowl secured, with multiple 14-point leads over the Ohio State Buckeyes, but the defense wasn't able to come up with many stops and a late field goal put Utah away, sending the Pac-12 home yet again without a bowl win. The guys also talk about UCLA cancelling the Holiday Bowl at the last minute, Washington State finding a replacement after Miami dropped out of the Sun Bowl due to COVID-19 concerns, what Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff thought about the disappointing bowl record and what programs need to do going forward to have better results in football plus Arizona State apparently getting ready to self-sanction ahead of any NCAA decision on their investigation into illegal recruiting during the lockdown. As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics. Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Previewing the Pac-12 bowl games including Utah's Rose Bowl match-up with Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 69:44


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are together again for a Pac-12 bowl preview show, going over the upcoming five bowl games featuring teams from the Conference of Champions. The Pac-12 bowl season started out a bit rocky with Oregon State falling to Utah State in the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl, but there is optimism going forward for Utah in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State plus Washington State, UCLA, Arizona State and Oregon in their postseason match-ups. The guys also go over some of the news and notes from around the conference including a couple of big name quarterback transfers into the Pac-12, some good roster news for the Utes who want try and repeat as Pac-12 Champions, a few key opt-outs for the Cougars in their bowl game and the potential for more bowl cancellations that could impact Pac-12 teams. Place your bets at MyBookie.com with the promo code PAC12 to get your first deposit matched! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Recapping how the Pac-12 did on Early Signing Day with Brandon Huffman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 91:17


    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham is joined by special guest Brandon Huffman to break down how the Pac-12 conference did during the 2022 Early Signing Period. Huffman is the 247Sports National Recruiting Editor and knows West Coast high school football better than anyone. They discuss Stanford's surprise No. 1 class in the Pac-12, go over the struggles by teams like Washington, USC and Washington State that had to replace their head coach, the quick rise Jedd Fisch has seen at Arizona and lots more. The guys also preview the early Pac-12 Bowl game, Oregon State vs. Utah State in the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl and they make their picks against the spread (including David Woods sending in his pick). Dave is on secret assignment and will be back on the show next week to preview the rest of the Pac-12 bowl season. Plus they will give their thoughts on Oregon hiring Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning to take over the program in Eugene. Place your bets at MyBookie.com with the promo code PAC12 to get your first deposit matched! Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts! The best five-star review each week will win a $100 gift card from Jockey! Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices