ESPN Houston's Del Olaleye hosts a brand new college sports podcast. New episodes every Friday.
TCU heads to Lawrence to test the Jayhawks. Alabama and Tennessee need to avoid stumbling blocks before a potential big one in Knoxville. QB availability is a big question for the weekend and Del will tell you the latest. UCLA continues their tough stretch as they host the Utes in the Pasadena Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
The ACC Atlantic held their own Top 25 invitational with Wake Forest and Clemson beating ranked opponents. Georgia survives at Missouri but loses their #1 ranking. That now belongs to Alabama as Jahmyr Gibbs and Jalen Milroe step up with Bryce Young injured. UCLA joins the conversation as a PAC-12 contender and Wisconsin does something they've haven't done since I knew what a football was. Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
Del finds clarity in his fandom while backdooring a recap of the Miami loss to Middle Tennessee St. Both Texas A&M and Tennessee survived SEC tests in very different ways. Kansas is 4-0, not ranked and that doesn't matter. Pac-12 football in Los Angeles is alive and well. USC survives in Corvallis and UCLA is 4-0 too. Clemson escapes Winston Salem as Wake Forest executes the perfect gameplan. The Tigers can thank their embattled QB. Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
Florida leaves "The Swamp" for the first time as they take on the Vols in Knoxville. Can Anthony Richardson and the Gators improve find answers in the passing game to keep up with Tennessee? Texas A&M needs to find offense from somewhere other than Ainias Smith and Devon Achane to beat Arkansas. Wake Forest has one path to beat Clemson. Two ranked brand name road favorites have tricky conference openers. Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
Herm Edwards gets fired at Arizona State as the inevitable finally happens. Oregon apologizes for the actions of their student section. Wild endings in the ACC as Syracuse and Virginia try to avoid home losses. The Aggies beat Miami but didn't get many answers to the questions about their offense. Oregon and Washington both get AP top 15 home wins. Can Penn State be a contender in the Big 10? Kansas football is alive and well Respect My Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
Max Johnson is set to start for Texas A&M as the Aggies host Miami. Will it matter? The J.J. McNamara era begins in Ann Arbor. BYU gets the chance to beat a Power 5 top 25 team for the second week in a row as the Cougars head to Eugene. Welcome to the party Oklahoma. The Sooners travel to Lincoln to face an on old rival which means we can finally start to pay attention to the Big 12's highest ranked team. Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
The Sun Belt changed the landscape for three big power 5 programs in Week Two. How did Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher react to the noise surrounding his play calling? Defiantly. Del breaks down an interview of the Aggie ball coach that happened on Tuesday morning. The Anthony Richardson hype slowed down considerably after Florida's home loss to Kentucky and Del asks why it even began. Great players just look better in USC's uniforms and we've got updates on the QB1 injuries at Texas and Notre Dame Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
Positive momentum towards a 12-game playoff in 2024 continues. Del updates the latest from the College Football Playoff meetings in Irving. Nick Saban looks to avoid losing his third straight game to a former assistant as the Longhorns host the Crimson Tide while Florida faces another test in the swamp. Who is the next CFP party crasher? Del offers up the next candidate with the schedule to do it. Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
A long Labor Day weekend of ball ended with Clemson pasting Georgia Tech. But questions still remain about that Clemson offense. Pac-12 misery was on display as the much maligned conference's highest ranked teams took L's in very different ways on Saturday. Michigan and Texas A&M didn't get answers for their QB questions and the state of North Carolina provided some great drama in the early window of Saturday games. Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
A big Thursday night slate of games gives Del plenty to talk about. Sean Clifford bounced back in a big way in the 4th quarter. West Virginia let the Backyard Brawl slip through their fingers(literally). Oklahoma State wins big but reveals an interesting recruiting issue and the son of a pass rushing great makes an impression. Del gets you ready for Saturday's games with his Friday Focus! Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
A recap of week 0 can begin nowhere else but Ireland. New year, same Nebraska. The Huskers blow a lead and lose as a double digit favorite. Certainly seems like the end of the Scott Frost era is just around the corner. FSU and UNC get off to good starts against overmatched opponents. There was some outright horrendous QB in the Wyoming-Illinois game that caught Del's eye. We close out the podcast with a quick review of the latest episode of House of the Dragon. Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
College football is back and while week 0 doesn't have alot of games, there are some underrated storylines for Saturday's slate. Drake Maye begins the post Sam Howell era at UNC. Who did Brett Bielema compare to Russell Wilson? Scott Frost needs to avoid a repeat of the 2021 season opener and has a new offense to unleash. Would you be the best at your profession at 80 years old? Del talks about a coach who hopes to be. The Dragons are back and so is Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye! Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
Steve Sarkisian makes his QB decision. Can Michigan duplicate last year's success without finding a program changer at QB? A wild bowl projection and corresponding point spread catches Del's eye. Is imitation really the sincerest form of flattery? The rebrand hits a snag. All that and more on Respect My Decision. Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
Respect my Decision is back after a long hiatus and some things have changed. For the podcast and the college football world. Del goes over an interesting wrinkle in the preseason coaches poll. Quotes from Nick Saban and Steve Sarkisian attract some attention. And quick conversation inside a meeting about the future of the College Football Playoff may have consequences for the future of college athletics as a whole. All that and more on this episode of Respect my Decision with Del Olaleye. Respect my Decision is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del on Twitter: @DELv2
The Clemson program is at a crossroads because of the recent departures of Brent Venables and Tony Elliott. How Dabo Swinney chooses to fill those vacancies could determine's Clemson trajectory for seasons to come. Del reviews Championship week and breaks down all the movement in the coaching carousel. Respect My Decision is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del Olaleye on Twitter: @DELv2 Listen to Del as he and Fred Davis host The Two Deep on Sportsmap Radio, Saturdays from 5p-8p ct
Championship week is here and multiple title games on Saturday will determine how the CFP shakes out. Can Georgia follow the lead Michigan and Oklahoma State and exorcise their demons against a rival? Do the Wolverines and Cowboys close the deal, win their league titles and secure the playoff spots? Are we in store for least star studded playoff when it comes to the QBs involved? Brian Kelly has a new accent and Utah prepares to try to beat Oregon for the second time in 2 weeks. All that and more on this edition of my Respect My Decision Respect My Decision is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del Olaleye on Twitter: @DELv2 Listen to Del as he and Fred Davis host The Two Deep on Sportsmap Radio, Saturdays from 5p-8p ct
Lane Kiffin's name is connected to the Miami and the most prominent question is "Why would Lane Kiffin leave Ole Miss for Miami?" Del tells you why he could. How good are the Oregon Ducks? Don't judge them by their dominance of the Pac 12. A Big Ten top 10 matchup is on the schedule and Mel Tucker is getting alot of money. His reported new deal may change the complexion of the coaching carousel. Respect My Decision is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del Olaleye on Twitter: @DELv2 Listen to Del as he and Fred Davis host The Two Deep on Sportsmap Radio, Saturdays from 5p-8p CTd
The best thing to happen to the Longhorn coaches was that leaked tape after the Iowa State loss. Can Michigan avoid losing once again in a big spot? Jimbo Fisher can't get swept by the state of Mississippi because it would be repeat the sins of Aggie past. A big game in the ACC could decide the Atlantic division and a current playoff contender needs a closer look.
Georgia and Florida both have QB questions before their game in Jacksonville. The Big Ten's best finally start playing each other. Auburn and Ole Miss begin the elimination rounds in the SEC West. Another Power 5 coach gets fired midseason and what is Texas Tech's ceiling? Del will talk discuss all that and more on Respect My Decision Respect My Decision is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audioboom Follow Del Olaleye on Twitter: @DELv2 Listen to Del as he and Fred Davis host The Two Deep on Sportsmap Radio, Saturdays from 5p-8p CT
Respect my Decision is back and while the games aren't headliners the storylines remain. Can Clemson and Iowa State remain in their conference races as they face big tests? Georgia is undefeated and the #1 team country and still has questions at QB. The Big Ten East is gonna be a gauntlet and but is there a worthy contender on the other side? Del also offers a big thank you to Purdue and what to do we make of Oregon as they go to UCLA.
Oklahoma has used the Texas game as a jumping off point under Lincoln Riley. Can they do it again? Is Bijan Robinson one monster rivalry game performance from becoming a Heisman contender? Penn State needs to play keep away from Iowa defense. Georgia has the dominant force in college football. Del thinks it means bad things for Auburn and Bo Nix and Coastal Carolina has a problem out of their control. All that and much more in this edition of Respect My Decision.
Will this weekend's games live up to their billing? We can only hope so. Although not a gambler Del gives his thoughts on how these games will go. What is the Clemson program made of? We'll find out this season as they face a new challenge. Losing hope is not usually a good thing in college football but Respect My Decision will get into why doing just that could be the best thing for you.
Alabama-Florida and Auburn-Penn State highlights this week's games. QB questions dominate Week 3 storylines including can Sean Clifford or Bo Nix change the stories being written about them. Is Michigan missing an opportunity? Del talks about all that and more on Respect My Decision
Week 1 was more of the same for Alabama. Clemson's offensive line failed a big test and Manny Diaz and Dana Holgersen face potential tenure defining games. Has the Big Ten opened up for a traditional power to regain their footing? Del Olaleye talks about that and some interesting week 2 matchups on Respect My Decision
QB Decisions are being around the country while Florida State is yet to name their starter. Illinois had a surprising advantage over Nebraska and what does UCLA running all over Hawaii actually mean as they get ready for LSU. Del talks about that and why South Carolina has a surprising starter for Week 1
UCLA and Nebraska start important seasons for their programs with Week 0 matchups that they're supposed to win. Scott Frost and Chip Kelly were hired in the same offseason and Del talks about what wins would mean for both and what a loss might signal for Scott Frost.
Alabama re-establishes itself in their rivalry against LSU. Comparing wins between Texas A&M and Ohio State is now a thing. The ACC, Big 12 and SEC all have their title games set and BYU-Coastal Carolina was not the game of the year despite what your favorite college football twitter accounts think.
Del talks about college football from the comfort of his own room. History is made at Vanderbilt and blue blood programs have coaching decisions to make. The top teams in the SEC all win, the Oregon Ducks losing to Oregon State all but kills the PAC-12's CFP hopes and the Big Ten chase gets murkier
Can Oklahoma State solidify themselves in the Big 12 title race and all but eliminate their rivals? Indiana is in their biggest game in years as they travel to Columbus to face the Buckeyes. Trevor Lawrence is back! Have FSU in your thoughts and prayers. How does Nicole Kidman make it on this podcast? She'll help you Detox
There are games being cancelled or postponed all over the country and the Pac-12 and Big Ten are feeling the effects of their late starts. Can transfer QB revenge games make this weekend fun? Notre Dame visits Boston College looking to continue their march towards the College all while trying to avoid repeating history.
A big weekend in college football with multiple ranked matchups. Can Notre Dame take the next step? Is Georgia a wounded animal or some Dawgs with fight in them? BYU in Boise on a Friday night! Del talks about all that and more.
Trevor Lawrence has covid and his status for Clemson's biggest game of the year is in doubt. Ohio State-Penn State is the featured game of the weekend as the Nittany Lions stare an 0-2 hole right in the face. Texas loses a big commit and has to deal with Oklahoma State in Stillwater and Del gives you some options to avoid sports this weekend if your favorite team makes you miserable.
College Football pulled itself back from the edge of a cliff as the Big 12, SEC and ACC plan to forge ahead in attempt to play sports in the fall. The Big 10 and Pac 12 chose not to play fall sports in 2020 and that decision along with others directly affects today's guest. Camille Dawson is a fencer for Stanford and her program along with 10 others were cut due to monetary concerns at the university. She joins the podcast to discuss that and why she is only the second biggest Beyoncé fan in the family.
Del talks about the ACC and SEC unveiling their scheduling plans for the 2020 season and talks to former Gow Intern and NYU Softball player Mary Tindall. Covid ended Mary's college career prematurely and this summer may have helped change her view of the world. Both come up in the episode and so did her love of all things Disney. Mary chose the outro song for the podcast and the thumbnail.
Championship Weekend is here and Del gets into the CFP implications of the conference title games. Plenty of coaches whined in their post game pressers and the greatest TD celebration of the year results in a rivalry game loss. That and more on a Championship Week episode of Respect My Decision
Tua's done. Ohio State has a big game against Penn State and their fans are being petty. Who woulda thought? Speaking of fans, Nittany Lions fan went a little too far. A soft Hate Watch this week and the AAC commish isn't thrilled with the CFP committee. All that and more on Respect My Decision
Del recaps Week 10 and breaks down the weekend that was in the Pac 12 and the American Conference. How does LSU finally beat Alabama? That we'll be discussed. Is Minnesota real? Their schedule says no. A special guest joins the show and getting fired means you win the weekend. All that and more on Respect My Decision
This is a sneaky week for the future of the Pac 12. Del also gets into Earl Campbell's comments about the state of the QB position at Texas and Mike Lombardi's comments about Gus Malzahn's offense at Auburn. Hate Watch has a traditional feel and it leads into the Rashaan Gaulden award. Respect My Decision is back
The best weekend so far of college football is here. Multiple top 20 matchups highlight the weekend and Del gets into the OU-Texas trash talk, what Texas A&M needs to do to hang with Alabama and can Florida score enough to beat LSU. A Penn State fan wrote letter. He should probably stop writing those letters. That gets discussed. Time to pay attention to Ohio State and Del does that begrudgingly. All that and more as Respect My Decision returns
Del is back and so is the podcast. We'll find out why there wasn't a podcast last week. Del talks about what happened at the University of Houston in the past week and Mike Gundy really cares about not wasting the media's time apparently. An admission by a star QB opens up the possibility of an alternate timeline. How does UCLA factor into the podcast? You'll find out. Respect My Decision makes its return.
Del recaps the action from week 2 including the LSU/Texas showdown. Missed opportunities early doomed Kellen Mond and the Aggies vs Clemson. Nebraska and Colorado renewed their rivalry with a great game and Del's mom has to take an L for his college football sanity. Respect my Decision is back