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Nick Baumgardner and Austin Meek dive into all things Michigan football from an analytical perspective on a week-to-week basis. From breaking down schematic concepts to discussing the ins and outs of roster development and recruiting impact, 'RPM' will take you along for the ride as the Wolverines s…

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    • Oct 6, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 39m AVG DURATION
    • 125 EPISODES


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    Top 5 matchup: Penn State at Iowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 67:10

    The Athletic's Scott Dochterman and Audrey Snyder go in depth on No. 4 Penn State at No. 3 Iowa this Saturday in Iowa City. This matchup has turned into a rivalry over the last 5-10 years thanks to some memorable games. Plus, should Michigan be on upset alert this weekend vs. Nebraska? The Wolverines are only a 3.5 point favorite in Lincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Inside the Big Ten with Joshua Perry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 53:24

    Scott Dochterman is joined by Joshua Perry to go in-depth on the Big Ten. The conference's rich history still impacts play today. Is Ohio State still the gold standard of the conference? Iowa and Penn State are knocking on the door in 2021. Michigan has a chance for a bounceback season. Is Iowa good enough on offense to with the league? Joshua talks about getting recruited by Urban Meyer, playing at Ohio State and how he uses analytics to study modern football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big Ten storylines with Colton Pouncy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 60:07

    Scott Dochterman is joined by Michigan State beat writer Colton Pouncy. The Spartans are off to a 3-0 start after beating a ranked Miami team on the road. This week they host Nebraska. Penn State looks like they have shrugged 2020 off. Is Michigan's 3-0 for real or fool's gold? Are people overreacting to CJ Stroud's performance at QB for Ohio State?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    White out weekend in Happy Valley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 58:35

    The Athletic's Audrey Snyder joins Scott Dochterman to talk about the biggest game of the weekend: Penn State vs. Auburn. The Tigers are traveling to a Big Ten campus for the first time since 1931! Nittany Lions Head Coach James Franklin's name is being mentioned for the now open USC job. Plus, Iowa's big win over Iowa State has vaulted the Hawkeyes to top 5 in the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Historic CyHawk matchup, Oregon @ Ohio State & week 1 takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 58:20

    Scott Dochterman is joined by The Athletic's Max Olson to discuss the epic top 10 matchup between Iowa and Iowa State. The guys do a deep dive into one of the biggest 'CyHawk' matchups of all time. Ohio State also hosts Oregon this Saturday. Plus, takeaways from week 1 of Big Ten play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 1 features four Big Ten conference games

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 62:45

    Scott Dochterman and Audrey Snyder take a deep dive into the Big Ten's biggest game of the weekend: Wisconsin vs. Penn State. Plus, three other conference games are scheduled in week 1 including Ohio State at Minnesota on Thursday night, Michigan State at Northwestern on Friday night and Indiana at Iowa on Saturday. Plus, where is the best beer in the Big Ten? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Illinois vs. Nebraska kicks off Big Ten season + will Wisconsin win the West?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 45:11

    Scott Dochterman is joined by Jesse Temple to preview Saturday's week 0 game between Nebraska and Illinois. It's a fascinating coaching matchup between Scott Frost and new Illini HC Bret Bielema. Plus, is Wisconsin in the driver's seat to win the west? Big Ten football is finally back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big Ten favorites behind Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 77:18

    Scott Dochterman is joined by Mitch Sherman to discuss the recent realignment from a Nebraska point-of-view. Plus, Big Ten favorites and will the Cornhuskers make a bowl game in 2021? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The soap opera of realignment

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 78:10

    Scott Dochterman is joined by The Athletic's Matt Fortuna to discuss the most recent buzz surrounding the Big Ten and possible realignment. Plus, Matt talks about why Northwestern and Illinois need to do a better job recruiting home-grown talent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Should the Big Ten expand?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 55:58

    Scott Dochterman is joined by The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach to discuss the latest conference realignment in college football. With Texas and Oklahoma heading to the SEC, should the Big Ten look to expand? Which schools could add value? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The last 20 years of Big Ten football (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 44:24

    The Athletic's Scott Dochterman is joined by Marc Morehouse to look back at the last 20 years of Big Ten football and recap the best players on defense by position. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The last 20 years of Big Ten football (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 72:16

    The Athletic's Scott Dochterman is joined by Marc Morehouse to look back at the last 20 years of Big Ten football and recap the best players on offense by position. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A conversation with Phil Parker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 51:57

    Scott Dochterman sits down with Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker and talks about playing under Nick Saban, developing defensive backs and adjusting to rule changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How the CFP expansion would impact the Big Ten

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 84:48

    Scott Dochterman is joined by The Athletic's Matt Fortuna to discuss the latest CFP expansion talks and what that means for the Big Ten. Plus, they dive into Matt's State of the Program pieces on Northwestern and Illinois. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Scott Frost enters his 4th season at Nebraska

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 68:06

    Scott Dochterman is joined by Mitch Sherman to preview the Cornhuskers heading into the 2021 season. What are realistic expectations? Has there been improvement? Plus, roster changes and players to watch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A trip to Happy Valley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 63:18

    Scott Dochterman is joined by Audrey Snyder to get the insight on Penn State. How will Sean Clifford look in 2021? What went wrong in an unusual 2020 season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Getting to know the Badgers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 63:10

    Scott Dochterman is joined by Jesse Temple to talk all things Wisconsin football. How did the Badgers handle an unusual 2020 season? What are realistic expectations for Graham Mertz for 2021? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big Ten talent and evaluation

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 68:06

    Scott Dochterman is joined by Ari Wasserman to dive into the Big Ten conference's talent. Why was Justin Fields' draft stock not as high as it should have been? Should more programs take recruiting risks? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    State of the Program(s): Michigan & Michigan State

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 39:47

    Austin Meek and Colton Pouncy return to The BIG Football Show to break down the state of the Wolverines and Spartans. How have their rosters changed since the 2020 season? What are realistic 2021 expectations for Jim Harbaugh and Mel Tucker? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big Ten spring overview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 48:08

    Mitch Sherman and Scott Dochterman go around the Big Ten and discuss the biggest topics of spring practice in the conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ranking the Big Ten's jobs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 59:30

    On this special episode of The BIG Football Show, The Athletic's Andy Staples and Ari Wasserman rank every Big Ten football head coaching job.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    National Signing Day recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 67:10

    Ari Wasserman and Nick Baumgardner take you through the landscape of Big Ten recruiting. Are Michigan and Penn State even close to Ohio State? What needs to change? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chris Olave will return to Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 34:55

    The Athletic's Bill Landis and Audrey Snyder set the table for the 2021 college football offseason. How does Jim Harbaugh's contract extension affect the Big Ten East? Chris Olave's impact. Penn State's offensive staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Buckeyes fall to Alabama in the National Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 46:29

    Mitch and Scott recap Ohio State's unsuccessful bid for a title, as the Buckeyes fall to Alabama 52-24 in the National Championship game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    National Championship game picks!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 28:06

    Jesse picks Ari's brain about Ohio State's chances in the National Championship game against Alabama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ohio State benefits from Big Ten decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 33:55

    As Ohio State advances to the National Championship game, Austin and Colton reflect on the Big Ten's decision to play the 2020 and if it was worth it. Plus, an update on Jim Harbaugh's contract situation at Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Coaches and players on the move

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 55:18

    Mitch and Scott tip their caps to Ohio State for advancing to the National Championship game. Entering the offseason, would Pat Fitzgerald leave Northwestern for the NFL? Plus, key Big Ten players are entering the transfer portal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Justin Fields' career game against Clemson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 31:57

    Bill and Audrey discuss how Justin Fields out-performed Trevor Lawrence in the Sugar Bowl. Plus, how Ryan Day has elevated himself among the best coaches in the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ohio State advances to the national title game + Big Ten bowl recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 49:23

    Nicole and Scott dive into Ohio State's win against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl. What went right for the Buckeyes? Plus, reaction to the Big Ten's record in bowl season, and the future of Jim Harbaugh and Pat Fitzgerald. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big Ten bowl picks!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 28:25

    Ari and Jesse send 2020 out with some bowl picks, including Ohio State vs. Clemson and Northwestern vs. Auburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Previewing Ohio State vs. Clemson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 47:21

    Bill and Ari take a deep dive into Ohio State's highly anticipated semifinal rematch against Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Iowa's season is officially over, Music City Bowl canceled

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 32:52

    Nicole and Scott react to the news of the Music City Bowl being canceled, ending Iowa's 2020 season. How much of a disappoint is this for the Hawkeyes? Then, the discussion turns to Ohio State vs. Clemson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bowl season in the West

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 40:53

    Mitch and Scott take a look at the programs in the West who are headed to a bowl game, and those programs whose seasons have ended. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Will a short season help or hurt Ohio State in the playoff?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 32:00

    Bill and Audrey go into the top stories in the Big Ten, including Ohio State making the CFP and Indiana getting robbed of a NY6 appearance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    College Football Playoff rankings reaction!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2020 40:12

    Nicole and Scott give their thoughts and analysis on the College Football Playoff rankings; Indiana does not make a NY6 game, shortened season advantage, Gary Barta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Champions Week picks ATS

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 28:31

    The Athletic's Ari Wasserman and Jesse Temple pick the Big Ten Champions Week games against the spread! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Signing Day impacts, Champions Week look-ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 27:23

    Austin and Colton touch on Signing Day, and which classes will impact the big programs in the conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Can Northwestern compete with Ohio State?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 41:23

    There's plenty to talk about this week with Mitch and Scott, including the Big Ten Championship game, Iowa heading into bowl season and all-conference offensive teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Champions Week and upcoming bowl bids

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 35:20

    Bill and Audrey give their thoughts on Champions Week, and go over possible bowl bids within the conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Champions Week matchups are official

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 43:13

    Nicole and Scott react to the Champions Week matchups. Which games are the most appealing? How does the extra week affect National Signing Day and programs moving forward into the offseason? Plus, reaction to the firing of Lovie Smith at Illinois. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Regular season weekend finale picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 34:26

    It's the last weekend before Champions Week in the Big Ten, and Ari and Jesse are here to pick the games against the spread and help you make some money! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jim Harbaugh's future at Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 37:50

    On today's episode of the BIG Football Show, Austin and Colton react to the news of Ohio State being allowed to play in the conference title game, plus the future of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OSU-Michigan is canceled, will the Big Ten change their rules?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 42:30

    Mitch and Scott open up the show talking about the cancellation of the Ohio State vs. Michigan game and whether the Big Ten will change their rules. Then, they break down the talking points in the West this week, including the Badgers traveling to Kinnick, Minnesota makes their return to play against Nebraska, and what is Northwestern playing for vs. Illinois. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Big Ten schedule remains unclear

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 31:57

    Bill Landis and Audrey Snyder try to make sense of the last few weeks of Big Ten football, including Ohio State's conference title game eligibility, Minnesota vs. Wisconsin and Indiana wins without Penix Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Should the Big Ten change the rules to allow the Buckeyes to make the title game?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 41:52

    Nicole and Scott recap the weekend in the Big Ten, including the Ohio State-CFP situation, Indiana's love for Tom Allen, and Northwestern clinching the West. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Entering December with Ari and Jesse's picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 29:25

    As we begin the month of December, Ari and Jesse make their picks for the upcoming weekend of Big Ten football! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Around the state of Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 32:46

    Austin Meek and Colton Pouncy hit on the hottest topics in Michigan, including the Wolverines-Maryland game cancellation and the Spartans' upcoming clash against Ohio State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How the CFP rankings affect the West

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 38:37

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    Who will represent the East in the Big Ten title game?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 29:52

    Bill and Audrey are back to recap some conference chaos, figuring out whether Ohio State will play enough games to make the Big Ten championship game and CFP, and can Maryland really win the East? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ohio State conference title game eligibility

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 45:04

    On today's episode, Nicole and Scott react to another wild weekend in the Big Ten, including Ohio State's canceled game vs. Illinois and what that means for their Big Ten title game and CFP eligibility. Plus, Northwestern loses, Iowa-Nebraska fallout and an improving Rutgers program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Thanksgiving picks with Ari and Jesse

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 29:11

    Ari and Jesse dive into the Thanksgiving weekend games and make their picks against the spread! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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