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Andy Staples breaks down the beautiful mess that is college football with his friends from The Athletic's loaded college football staff. He'll celebrate the walk-ons, break down all the fat guy TDs and freak out every time a coach punts on fourth-and-1 from the opponent's 45.

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    Football & Grits: Two biggest SEC games so far this season & power rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 64:58

    David Ubben and Andy Staples get you set for the two biggest SEC matchups of the season so far: Ole Miss @ Alabama and Arkansas @ Georgia. Auburn basically needed a miracle to beat Georgia Southern on Saturday. Did Bo Nix lose his job to TJ Finley? Is Kentucky capable of beating Florida at home this Saturday? The Cats are still undefeated. Plus, David gives his SEC power rankings and Andy reacts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 4 reaction: Clemson at crossroads; sluggish Sooners & Arkansas is for real

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 82:43

    Andy and Ari adjust their slacken jaws enough to rave about an unforgettable fourth week of the college football season. Clemson's stunning loss to NC State, which isn't totally shocking if you listened to Friday's podcast, places them squarely outside the CFP discussion, right? Andy has "zero confidence" in Oklahoma right now. Is it warranted, and will the Sooners even win the Big 12? Arkansas is for real, but are they real enough to test Georgia? Plus, Cincinnati was Saturday's biggest winner; where does UNC go from here; an Ohio State player, apparently, quits mid-game and tweets to his team, and Andy avoids eating the chip of death. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 4 preview: Jack Coan Bowl questions; is LSU's season on the line & Aggies' prove-it game

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 70:01

    Rogue nannies are the worst, amirite? Andy and Ari discuss the biggest scandal in the Wasserman household to date before trying to pin down if Wake Forest is for real or not. Could NC State get the best of Clemson? Jack Coan returns to Wisconsin in the eponymous "Jack Coan Bowl", where the Fighting Irish's signal-caller will take on Graham Mertz. How do the guys view each of these QBs? The outcome of Saturday's Mississippi State game could determine the remainder of LSU's season. Would a victory over Texas A&M be considered a "program-defining win" for Arkansas? Is Michigan State a Big Ten East title contender?  Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One True Pod: Special Guest - Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State RB

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 74:18

    On this week's episode of One True Pod, we're joined by special guest Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State's star running back to discuss how the Wildcats have bounced back after a rough ending to their 2020 season. Deuce talks about what he has done in the offseason to improve his play. Plus, Max, Sam and Jason make their game picks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Everything college football with Dan Rubenstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 65:36

    Andy Staples is joined by Dan Rubenstein of The Solid Verbal with college football days away from the quarter poll of the regular season. The guys go in depth on every power 5 conference and discuss what we know now that we didn't at the beginning of the season. South Carolina Head Coach Shane Beamer goes on an epic rant. Plus, a random ranking of chain restaurants in honor of the terrible Applebee's commercial that is taking over CFB TV broadcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Power Auer: Big Ten parity, Clemson's struggles & wishful thinking

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 50:49

    Nicole Auerbach and Stadium's Michael Felder discuss the competitiveness in the Big Ten this season. Penn State and Iowa are both ranked ahead of the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes in what has quickly become the early surprise of the season. How good are Michigan and Michigan State? Is Clemson as bad as they looked vs. Georgia Tech? Texas A&M vs. Arkansas is one of the marquee games this weekend. Plus, last call! Follow Nicole @NicoleAuerbach Follow Michael @Inthebleachers Subscribe to The Athletic for 50% off: www.theathletic.com/nicole Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football & Grits: Is the SEC wide open?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 53:37

    Is Alabama mortal and does that mean the SEC is wide open in 2021? The Athletic's David Ubben and Andy Staples debate and discuss after another weekend of results on the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 3 reaction: Should Alabama be No. 1; is OSU a contender & are there any elite teams?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 55:31

    Ari returns from Paqui Hell to join Andy in a breakdown of college football's third week of action. Should Alabama remain the country's top team after narrowly dodging Florida? If not, who should preside over the top-25? Nebraska nearly won a game they tried to avoid? Is Ohio State really a contender? Will a G5 team make this year's playoff? Penn State smells blood in the Big Ten's waters. Plus, Andy's theory on college football's competitive equilibrium in 2021. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 3 picks; top USC candidates & Ari takes on the Paqui One Chip Challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 63:50

    USC needs a new helmsman, the recruiting offices of Andy and Ari know some guys who could take over in lieu of Clay Helton's dismissal. The duo looks ahead to week three action and contemplates bets for Michigan State- Miami, West Virginia-Virginia Tech, Alabama-Florida, Auburn-Penn State, and more! Lastly, Ari's mouth takes a smoldering lava bath in the Paqui One Chip Challenge. *Disclaimer: We do not recommend you try this at home! Fair warning!* Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One True Pod: The new-look Big 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 61:20

    The Athletic's Justin Williams joins the show to discuss Cincinnati becoming an official member of the Big 12. What does this move mean for the future of the program, as well as Luke Fickell. Max, Jason and Sam make their picks for week 3 -- Can Texas bounce back after a loss to Arkansas? Will Oklahoma handle business against former rival Nebraska? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Special Guest - Joe Tessitore

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 52:37

    Andy is joined by college football play-by-play voice and game show host Joe Tessitore! So far this season Joe has been on the call for Arkansas' upset win vs. Texas and Notre Dame's overtime win vs. Florida State. Tess also chats about what it's like to watch his son John kick for Boston College. This weekend it's Michigan State @ Miami for Joe and his partner Greg McElroy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Power Auer: USC fires Clay Helton

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 56:13

    Nicole Auerbach and Michael Felder are joined by The Athletic's Chris Vannini to discuss USC's decision to fire Clay Helton. Why now and who will be his replacement? Plus, what went wrong for Ohio State in Saturday's loss to Oregon, looking ahead to this weekend's big games & last call!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football & Grits: SEC Saturday takeaways - Week 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 56:42

    David Ubben and Andy Staples recap the weekend in the SEC. Sam Pittman has orchestrated an Arkansas turnaround. The Hogs are officially back in the top 25. Texas A&M unimpressed in a 10-7 win vs. Colorado. Alabama at Florida is on deck. Who will start at QB for the Gators? Kentucky beats Mizzou. QB controversy on Rocky Top! What is Georgia's ceiling in 2021 compared to Alabama? Auburn travels to Penn State for its first test of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 2 reaction: Oregon's upset; is Texas in trouble & Helton's future

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 46:13

    Andy and Matt Fortuna react to week two college football action! Is Clay Helton's job in jeopardy? Oregon may have put on the Pac-12's best display in over a decade, and are we worried about OSU? Is Texas in trouble? Iowa looks really, really...really good. Florida State looks...not so good. Notre Dame conspiracy theory time! Plus, falling cats! Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Matt on Twitter: @Matt_Fortuna Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 2 picks; Big 12 expansion & Andy eats a banana peel

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 70:16

    What an un-peel-ievable show! Before I show myself out the door, please listen to Andy gnaw on an entire banana, peel and all, as a payoff for last week's foolhardy bet with Ari. Following the equally disturbing and entertaining snack time, Andy and Ari discuss the impending Big 12 expansion. Who won and lost in this move? The guys then preview week two action and share their favorite picks, including KU(?)/Coastal Carolina; Georgia/UAB; Oregon/Ohio State, and more! Plus, is Texas A&M a contender? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One True Pod: Big 12's formal expansion & week 2 preview/picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 55:34

    On this week's episode of One True Pod, Jason, Sam and Max dive into the latest expansion news in the Big 12 and when we can expect formal offers to be made to Houston, BYU, Cincinnati and UCF. Plus, week 2 preview and picks, including a conversation with The Athletic's Scott Dochterman about Cy-Hawk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Host of 'The Athletic Football Show' Robert Mays joins Andy the day before NFL kickoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 44:15

    Andy is joined by special guest Robert Mays, host of The Athletic Football Show, to preview the NFL season! The guys cover major NFL storylines including Trevor Lawrence, Urban Meyer, and the new-look Jacksonville Jaguars; Mac Jones piloting the Patriots, and Justin Herbert's second season running the show in Los Angeles, among other topics. What qualities does Robert believe all great coaches have? What about quarterbacks? Is this the Golden Age of Quarterbacks? Why have coaches simplified offenses, and how are defenses devising their schemes around one player? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Power Auer: College football is back in all its glory

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 42:07

    Nicole Auerbach and Michael Felder discuss the marathon that was week 1 of the college football season. Ole Miss wrapped things up on Monday night with an easy win vs. Louisville. It was a bad weekend for the ACC. Alabama and Georgia are the clear winners of the weekend. Iowa vs. Iowa State is a game that is circled on the week 2 slate. McKenzie Milton appropriately stole the headlines this weekend because of his unbelievable return to the sport after a bad leg injury. Last call! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football & Grits: SEC Saturday takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 52:30

    David Ubben and Andy Staples view the college football through an SEC lense. Bryce Young and Alabama played well. Georgia's defense is elite. Kentucky's offense is electric. Texas A&M in the title race? The guys discuss winners and losers after the first 13 non-conference games of the season. Plus, Lane Kiffin will not coach Monday night vs. Louisville due to COVID-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 1 reaction. What did we learn from a full CFB Saturday?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 45:37

    Andy Staples and Nicole Auerbach recap and react to the opening weekend of the college football season! Chip Kelly and UCLA beat LSU in the Rose Bowl. Georgia tops Clemson. Penn State wins at Camp Randall. Alabama rolls Miami. The first full Saturday of college football delivered!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 1 picks against the spread with Ari

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 69:28

    Andy Staples & Ari Wasserman react to Ohio State's win over Minnesota and pick week 1 games against the spread including North Carolina at Virginia Tech, Indiana at Iowa, Notre Dame at Florida State, Penn State at Wisconsin, Alabama vs. Miami, Georgia vs. Clemson, LSU at UCLA & more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big Cat declares his love for college football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 54:02

    Andy is joined by special guest Dan Katz aka 'Barstool Big Cat' to take a deep dive into everything college football. Dan explains why the sport is more than about winning a National Championship. It's about tradition, friendship, history and more. One the eve of the 2021 college football season the guys discuss what makes the crazy and wacky sport we all love so great. Plus, the top CFB fan bases that get mad online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One True Pod: Week 1 preview in the Big 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 75:27

    We have entered September, and that means Big 12 football is back! Max, Sam and Jason get you ready for each matchup of week 1. Game picks, Texas names a starting QB, OU vs. Tulane game moved to Norman, and more! Plus, Oklahoma H-backs/tight ends Jeremiah Hall and Brayden Willis join the show to talk about their new podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Inside the story: How Bishop Sycamore conned ESPN

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 34:11

    Andy & Ari discuss their deeply reported story about Bishop Sycamore, the high school football team that conned ESPN into putting them on TV to play IMG Academy. Fake recruits, not enough players, two games in three days and a broadcast team that called for the game to be stopped in the 3rd quarter. This almost unbelievable story has it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Power Auer: Conference champions, playoff picks & week 1 matchups

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 57:04

    Nicole Auerbach and Michael Felder project champions for all 10 FBS leagues, make their official preseason CFB Playoff picks and discuss some intriguing week 1 matchups. Plus, which programs are rising up the elevator to the penthouse and which programs are on their way down to the basement? Last call! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football & Grits: Previewing all 14(!) week 1 SEC games

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 58:49

    The Athletic's David Ubben and Andy Staples preview the 14(!) non-conference SEC games this weekend. Georgia vs. Clemson in Charlotte is the main event in terms of national appeal but each matchup will help us get to know what these programs will look like in 2021. Strap in, the season is finally here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Week 0 instant/over reaction & talent composite analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 59:45

    Andy, Ari Wasserman, and Chris Vannini react to Week 0's headlining games. According to Nebraska message boards, this season is just one long interview process for the program's next head coach following a disappointing season-opening loss to Illinois. Is Scott Frost, more or less, out the door? The trio takes recommendations from Huskers fans for the university's next head honcho. What is the complexion of the team as a whole, and what did Saturday's win say about Bret Bielema and his team? UCLA hogtied Hawaii defensively, only allowing 10 points in what was a 30+ point blowout. Is this a foreshadow of our UCLA-LSU bet, where eating an entire banana, peel and all, hangs in the balance? The guys grab their clipboards and other recruiting paraphernalia as they examine 247's talent composite. Which teams exceeded, and fell short of, our expectations? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Biggest Week 1 questions & intriguing win totals w/ Stanford Steve

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 40:26

    Andy and ESPN's "Stanford" Steve Coughlin, co-host of "Stanford Steve & The Bear" podcast and personality on Sportscenter with Scott Van Pelt, discuss intriguing win totals like Penn State and Indiana. The guys also chat about some of college football's biggest questions in week one including, will Miami be No. 1 in the country if they beat Alabama? Plus, Illinois-Nebraska bets, and will Andy be forced to eat an entire banana, peel and all?! Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Steve on Twitter: @StanfordSteve82 Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One True Pod: Win total over/unders

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 62:45

    Jason, Sam and Max go into "The Alliance" and what it means more the future of Bob Bowlsby and the Big 12. Plus, the guys put on their betting hats and go through win total over/unders for each program in the conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A trip down the QB rabbit hole with Andrew Perloff

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 64:09

    Andy is joined by The Dan Patrick Show's Andrew Perloff aka McLovin. Perloff talks about how he fell in love with college football and tries to understand the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 alliance. Is it actually real? No one signed any documents! The guys discuss how fun it is to watch college football players grow on & off the field then take on the NFL. Plus, a trip down the Texas high school QB rabbit hole.  Subscribe to The Athletic: www.theathletic.com/andystaples Follow Andy: @andy_staples Follow Andrew: @andrewperloff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Power Auer: ACC, Big Ten & Pac-12 officially announce alliance

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 45:50

    The ACC, Big Ten & Pac-12 alliance is official. Nicole Auerbach and Michael Felder discuss what it means for all three conferences and college football as a whole. The three conferences work together on multiple fronts, from College Football Playoff expansion to NCAA governance issues and annual football scheduling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football & Grits: SEC vs. everybody + recruiting confidential

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 44:31

    David Ubben and Andy Staples are joined by Josh Kendall to discuss his one-on-one conversation with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. What will the future of college football look like without the NCAA? Does the ACC, Big Ten & Pac-12 alliance pose a threat to the league? Plus, an inside look at recruiting in the states of South Carolina and Tennessee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Players we're most excited to watch; CFB cool kids' table & Frost's future

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 59:49

    We're almost there! The college football season is in sight, and there's no better college football podcast appetizer than what Andy and Ari serve up in today's show. Before nominating and elaborating on their lists of players they're most excited to watch this season, the guys discuss the NCAA's investigation into Nebraska because of allegations of improper use of analysts and consultants and illegal workouts. In light of these potential violations, what's Scott Frost's future? Who is the Regina George of college football? Andy and Ari name college football cool kids and label which teams are on the cusp of joining the Queen Bees' table (#GlenCoco). Lastly, the guys take inventory of college football's most exciting players, namely, the ones who interest them most, including TreVeyon Henderson, Emory Jones, and Jahleel Billingsley, among others. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sooners' National Championship campaign & SEC outlook w/ Gabe Ikard

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 46:48

    Andy and ex-Oklahoma center and host of Big 12 Today on SiriusXM Gabe Ikard discuss all things Sooners in today's pod. The duo focus on Oklahoma's vastly improved defense and the club's 2021 outlook. If Spencer Rattler and the defense are as billed, will this squad contend for a National Championship? Plus, a $1K bet with Holly Rowe?! Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Gabe on Twitter: @GabeIkard https://www.heyartifact.com/loveletters/ Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One True Pod: Big 12 QB battles

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 60:18

    On this week's episode of One True Pod, Max dives into interesting QB battles in the conference, Sam breaks down what he saw first-hand at Texas' open practice, and Jason explains why he's excited about the return of the Texas State Fair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    AAC Snapshot: Cincinnati's ceiling; Malzahn era begins & Aresco, conference's future

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 49:24

    Andy welcomes The Athletic's Group of Five savant Chris Vannini to the program to discuss the most pressing storylines in the American Athletic Conference. What college football rumor circulating online should you ignore? What is the AAC's future under commissioner Michael Aresco in lieu of the recent realignment tornado? How far can Cincinnati rise this season? Will they beat Notre Dame and Indiana? Can Gus Malzahn elevate Dillon Gabriel's play to new heights? Plus, the Fickells are workout and recruiting machines; we are anxiously awaiting the return of big guy touchdowns, and Chris Berman's legendary nicknames. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Power Auer: 2021 title contenders (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 55:34

    Nicole Auerbach and Michael Felder lean into a discussion about the big dogs in college football: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State & Oklahoma. We all know these teams are great but what is each team's kryptonite? Last call! Follow Nicole: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Michael: @inthebleachers Subscribe to The Athletic: theathletic.com/nicole Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football & Grits: SEC West preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 52:43

    David Ubben & Andy Staples return to 'Football & Grits' to preview the SEC West. Any conversation about the SEC West starts with Alabama. Will the Crimson Tide run the division, and the sport, again in 2021? Texas A&M is coming off its best season under Jimbo Fisher. Can the Aggies keep it rolling? Max Johnson will start at QB for LSU. Can the Tigers have a bounceback season? Lane Kiffin is in year two at Ole Miss and so is Mike Leach at Mississippi State. Auburn is a major question mark coming into the season. Sam Pittman is building a positive culture at Arkansas. The best division in college football is going to be fun in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ACC, Pac-12 & Big Ten in talks to create alliance + 2021 hot seat

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 78:35

    Andy & Ari discuss news that broke on Friday about the ACC, Pac-12 & Big Ten potentially creating an alliance in response to the SEC adding Oklahoma and Texas. What would the Big Ten gain from this? Would this make the sport better and how does it impact playoff expansion? The guys debate. 2021 HOT SEAT: Scott Frost, Jim Harbaugh, Justin Fuente & Clay Helton. Artifact link: heyartifact.com/loveletters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Running with Ralphie

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 48:57

    Andy is joined by Savannah Spakes, one of the handlers of Colorado's live mascot Ralphie the Buffalo. Savannah goes in depth about the amount of preparation and coordination it takes to pull off one of the most intense and exciting traditions in the sport of college football. First, Andy addresses Auburn Coach Bryan Harsin's gift to the local media and reveals how BYU walk-ons all got on scholarship thanks to NIL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One True Pod: Baylor's minor NCAA penalties

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 60:29

    Max, Jason and Sam dive into the minor penalties given to Baylor after the investigation into sexual assault cases. Plus, Jason talks about his story on following around Spencer Rattler for four hours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 college football Freaks List w/ Bruce Feldman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 40:22

    A year-long wait is too much Bruce Feldman! Too much, I say! But, we finally have it, The Athletic's 2021 edition of the Freaks List, composed by Bruce, himself. Andy and Bruce highlight the Herculean, extraterrestrial, mammoth strength, and freakish athleticism, possessed by some of the nation's top college football athletes. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Bruce on Twitter: @BruceFeldmanCFB Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Power Auer: 2021 title contenders (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 49:16

    Nicole Auerbach & Michael Felder give their definitive takes on fall weddings. Fair or foul? Who are the national title contenders this season? Part 1 features Georgia, Oregon, Washington and Notre Dame. Plus, last call! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football & Grits: SEC East preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 53:10

    David Ubben and Andy Staples preview the 2021 SEC East season. Is this the year Georgia can run the table? Week 1 vs. Clemson could set the tone for the entire season. How does Florida replace Kyle Trask at QB? After the Dawgs & Gators which program ranks 3rd in the SEC East pecking order? South Carolina, Tennessee & Vandy all have first year coaches in Shane Beamer, Josh Heupel and Clark Lea, respectively. Plus, Eli Drinkwitz enters year 2 at Mizzou. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    '21's most surprising teams; remembering Bobby Bowden & ranking dipping sauces

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 89:41

    Indiana looks pretty impressive this season. Just take a look at their two-deep roster. Yep, optimism is a-brewin'. Alright, thanks for listening. Oh...there's more? Fine. College football's Wonder Twins, Andy and Ari, transform into a well-rounded, non-Indiana-focused podcast and discuss the legacy of legendary Florida State football coach, Bobby Bowden. The guys each propose teams that could surprise us in 2021. Could UCLA contend for Pac-12 South supremacy? Is Kentucky a 10-win program, and speaking of SEC schools, is Georgia bound for a National Title appearance? Plus, what do Andy and Ari think of Michigan State, Arizona, and, Ari's favorite team of all time, Texas?! Lastly, the gents rank their favorite dipping sauces. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How to watch college football in 2021 (and beyond) w/ Ralph Russo

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 34:48

    Andy and Associated Press College Football keyboard commander, Ralph Russo, examine how college football will be consumed in 2021 and beyond. Could Peacock, NBC's streaming service, usher in a new Renaissance of college football consumption with their exclusive game rights to Notre Dame v. Toledo? How so? Will fans pay per view to watch their favorite team(s)? Where does SEC coverage rank among Disney's most valuable assets in its portfolio? Will Texas and Oklahoma augment the SEC's value? Also, how will Disney bundle their services in the future? Who is the wildcard in the streaming space?  Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ralph on Twitter: @ralphDrussoAP Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big 12 and Pac 12 commissioners meet to discuss partnership

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 51:10

    Andy is joined by 'One True Pod' co-hosts Max Olson & Sam Khan Jr. to discuss the news that Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff are meeting on Tuesday to discuss potential partnership opportunities. The guys listen and react to some of Monday's Texas senate hearing about the Longhorns leaving the Big 12. No one mixes politics and football like the state of Texas. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Power Auer: Texas at the nexus of college football

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 43:03

    Nicole Auerbach and Michael Felder discuss Quinn Ewers' decision to skip his senior high school senior season to enroll immediately at Ohio State. A Texas senate hearing about the Longhorns' decision to leave the Big 12 goes beautifully off the rails. Last call! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dear Andy & Ari: P5 teams on the chopping block; Quinn Ewers' choice & ranking chain restaurant appetizers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 81:23

    Andy and Ari combine their mailbags and answer your questions! Which Power 5 teams could be booted from their conferences based on television ratings? Andy and Ari list the merits and shortcomings of each team on the brink of ousting. How big is the revenue gap between college football and basketball, and why such a shocking chasm? Ari, The Athletic's recruiting and Ohio State sage, reacts to Quinn Ewers, the top QB prospect out of Texas, contemplating leaving high school early to join OSU because of Texas' "stupid" NIL rule. Lastly, the guys rank chain restaurant appetizers. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Save 33% off an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 declare war on ESPN; pumping breaks on playoff expansion & ACC, Pac-12's next moves in realignment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 50:54

    Andy and Max Olson trampoline back into the realignment fray! With programs eyeing new uniform patches, hesitancy about an expanded playoff format has surfaced. What's given rise to playoff expansion apprehension? Who has their feet on the breaks? Bob Bowlsby and the Big 12 have declared war on ESPN. Why did Bowlsby accuse ESPN of tampering with the Big 12? Is legal action a realistic possibility? Plus, what's the ACC and Pac-12's move in this realignment madness? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What's the Big 12's "Irate 8's" next move w/ Max Olson & David Ubben

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 47:05

    Andy accompanied by The Athletic's Max Olson and David Ubben, spit truth about Texas, Oklahoma, the Big 12, and the SEC in today's show. An awkward, uncomfortable college football divorce has the guys channeling their inner Yeezy, signing "we want prenup! We want prenup (Yeah!)". With Texas and Oklahoma out of the picture, what will the Big 12's middle class, the "Irate 8", do now that the Longhorns and Sooners are out of the picture? Will the Big 12 dissolve? Which teams could supplement the existing eight, allowing the conference to remain afloat? Should the remaining programs switch helmet stickers, and if so, which programs will wind up where? Could the AAC be a landing spot for some clubs? How do television ratings from past years affect the course of the realignment, and where does BYU fit into all of this? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Max on Twitter: @maxolson Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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