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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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    Jimbo Fisher speaks out (again): "Nobody wants the truth"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 35:10

    Andy and Ari are back to discuss the gift that keeps giving. In an exclusive interview with KSAT12 that aired in part on Sunday night, Texas A&M Head Coach Jimbo Fisher attacks the media, blames social media and goes off about last week's dust up with Nick Saban. The guys react to the interview and give their takes on what happens next as the SEC turns. Check out The Andy Staples Show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3M60gt4 Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Did Nick Saban mess up, Jordan Addison to USC & most unlikable coaches

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 76:06

    Will Ari be investing in Dogecoin or a soda fountain machine with Andy's money soon because of Jordan Addison's commitment to USC? Nick Saban's comments last week may have been miscalculated. The guys revisit the frenetic fracas and discuss Deion Sanders' response to the matter and his aptitude to run a P5 program. Lastly, which college football head coaches are "heels"? Check out The Andy Staples Show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3M60gt4 Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Subscribe to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher - IT JUST MEANS MORE

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 63:35

    Alabama coach Nick Saban accused Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher of buying the 2022 recruiting class. Fisher fired back, cutting a WWE-style promo in one of the wildest press conferences of all time. Andy and Ari react to the madness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: Brian Kelly lands California 4-star at LSU, update on Florida's class & more 2023 commitments

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 70:56

    Ari Wasserman and Mitch Light discuss the latest news and notes on the recruiting trail. Brian Kelly lands a 4-star out of California which isn't typical in Baton Rouge. Billy Napier continues to build his 2023 class at Florida. Notre Dame received a commitment from a 2024 4-star out of New Jersey. Plus, Georgia commit Marcus Washington, a 4-star from 2023 class, reclassified and will be part of the 2022 class. He had been top-rated commit of ‘23 class (No. 69 overall). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The jaw-dropping real stories of quarterback dads w/ Teddy Greenstein

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 43:49

    Teddy Greenstein, senior editor at PointsBet USA, joins Andy in discussing his new book, 'Quarterback Dads: Wild Tales from the Field'. Teddy's book reveals real, astonishing stories of parents, particularly fathers, who have gone to the extreme in trying to mold their young-quarterback-sons into stars. Teddy shares stories and insights from Archie Manning, Kurt Warner, Carl Williams (USC QB Caleb Williams' dad), and more. Check out 'Quarterback Dads: Wild Tales from the Field' here: https://www.amazon.com/Quarterback-Dads/dp/0578370719 Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Teddy on Twitter: @TeddyGreenstein Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Arch Manning's recruitment blueprint? Peyton & Eli's path to CFB may hold the key

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 42:43

    The Arch Manning lottery continues to balloon in number, but which program will come out holding the winning ticket? Maybe a ticket isn't needed in Manning's recruitment, instead, taking notes from uncles' Peyton and Eli recruitments could be the key to landing Arch. Andy, Ari, and The Athletic's Chris Kamrani discuss how to land a Manning, as they inspect the model used to recruit Peyton and Eli and how it may apply to netting the next great college quarterback. Check out The Andy Staples Show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3M60gt4 Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Chris on Twitter: @chriskamrani Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Jordan Addison lottery continues to heat up + the Lincoln Riley to USC butterfly effect

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 41:08

    Jordan Addison remains a fascinating figure in the transfer portal. Will he be a Longhorn, Crimson Tide, Trojan, or another moniker reflective of his destination? Andy and Max chat about Addison's potential landing spot amid teases on social media. Also, what is the primary incentive for a player to transfer depending on their stature/situation? The guys then discuss the ripple effects of Lincoln Riley landing the USC job. Which big-named coaches and players found themselves in a new situation because of this one move? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Future of Sports Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 19:33

    In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ACC considering new schedule model, how would it affect the conference? + last 5 restaurants draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 71:11

    What form would a new schedule model take in the ACC? Andy and Ari ponder how a remodeled calendar would affect the conference and its teams. Is a '3-5' template a boon for the conference? How will fans react to three annual opponents? The guys then draft the only five restaurants that they could eat at for the rest of their days. Check out The Andy Staples Show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3M60gt4 Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: Developing 5-star QB's, revisiting Peyton and Eli's recruitment + Ari's wedding suit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 68:43

    Mitch and Ari are joined by Stars Matter best friend Bill Landis to discuss his latest story on which programs do the best job developing 5-star QB's. Plus, Ari gives his thoughts on a program on the verge of breaking through in recruiting. And, they answer mailbag questions about Ari's wedding suit, why Texas sucks and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What is LSU's ceiling under Brian Kelly?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 33:55

    LSU made one of the biggest splashes of the college football season by hiring and handing the program over to Brian Kelly. Brody Miller, The Athletic's LSU scrivener and co-host of 'Hold That Podcast, Podcast', joins Andy in examining the Tigers' ceiling under Kelly in 2022. Who will be under center for the Tigers when the season kicks off? How is LSU handling NIL, and how is it affecting their recruiting? Plus, what will it take for the program to breakthrough? Check out The Andy Staples Show on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3M60gt4 Check out 'Hold That Podcast, Podcast': https://apple.co/3w2nPxx Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Brody on Twitter: @BrodyAMiller Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Future of Sports Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 22:42

    In episode one of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the fan experience may change: how going to games, watching games at home and how memorabilia is shifting from physical to digital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Heat Check: The Hottest College Football Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 76:19

    Ari joins Andy for a new feature -- the Heat Check. Like an NBA star who seems sure he can't miss, the guys toss out their hottest college football takes. Andy has thoughts on what college football upset would compare to Rich Strike's Kentucky Derby win, what happens next at Nebraska and where Arch Manning will sign. Ari wants to know why no one has a dedicated kickers coach. He also has a take so molten that it probably will melt your phone when you reach that point in the show. Plus, more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Can Nebraska & Scott Frost find success in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 38:49

    Mitch Sherman, The Athletic's Nebraska know-it-all, accompanies Andy in discussing the Cornhuskers' 2022 outlook. The pair examine the penalities the program is facing from the NCAA's investigation. What will it take for Scott Frost to remain the main man in Lincoln? How did Frost and his staff approach the transfer portal? Though he's no longer with the club, how is Adrian Martinez remembered? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Mitch on Twitter: @mitchsherman Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NIL fact or fiction, guarantees & talent acquisition + what else did Ari miss while getting married?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 47:26

    Andy and MR. Ari Wasserman are reunited! Ari discusses his wedding and seeing, what he thought to be, Bryce Young at his ceremony. What did Ari miss while he was tying the knot? The pair parse through...unsubstantiated tweets about certain NIL targets. Plus, the guys hit on what Ari missed while he was away, including Isaiah Wong, potential NIL markets, guarantees, talent acquisition, and more! Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Mr. Wasserman on Twitter: @AriWasserman Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: Ohio State and Notre Dame reverse roles, Georgia as the Death Star

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 53:36

    Mitch and Ari are on location together for the first time on a Stars Matter episode. They discuss Ohio State's latest commitment, and why their class looks more like a Notre Dame class. And, will Georgia become the "new" Alabama? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Is there hope for Arizona State amid portal losses, staff turnover, and ongoing turmoil?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 36:36

    Portal losses, staff turnover, an ongoing NCAA investigation, and a yet-to-be-unveiled NIL collective, among other issues, have hamstrung Arizona State football. Doug Haller, who covers the Sun Devils for The Athletic, joins Andy in discussing ASU's hellacious position. Will Sparky's home be able to exorcise its demons...or is that a bad thing? Puns aside, the guys also converse about Herm Edward's future, who the Sun Devils' next QB will be, and more. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougHaller Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The future of CFB on TV

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 32:04

    Andy Staples and the Associated Press' Ralph Russo discuss and debate what the future of CFB looks like on TV. Will streaming services like Amazon, Netflix and Apple buy massive rights deals? Which conference would benefit most by partnering with one of these companies? Could more networks turn to a pay-per-view model? Change is on the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jordan Addison sweepstakes, heavier tampering penalties needed in NIL era & Georgia's historic NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 54:34

    Andy and THE Portal Authority, Max Olson, converse about Pitt WR Jordan Addison, and the interest he's drawing as a potential transfer. The pair also consider college football's current tampering rules, and how mild the infraction's penalties are. In this era of NIL, do consequences for tampering need to be greater? Also, USC should look into reinforcing its hogs upfront through the portal; Max's portal deadline explanation, and the NFL Draft by the numbers. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Georgia & WR heavy NFL Draft 1st round + Isaiah Wong & NIL player value

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 72:17

    The Athletic's David Ubben joins Andy to discuss a Georgia defender and wide receiver heavy first round of the NFL draft. Why was only one quarterback taken? How different will the class at that position be next year? Meanwhile, a situation involving Miami basketball gets the guys talking about how something like this will inevitably happen in football. The Hurricanes just took a transfer from Kansas State and a donor signed the player to a $400,000-a-year NIL deal. Now Miami's current best player wants to renegotiate and he's threatening to hit the transfer portal before Sunday's deadline if that doesn't happen. How soon until this very situation comes to football, and are NIL collectives prioritizing shiny new things over old reliable things in a way that will come back to bite them? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: Texas A&M's fundraising efforts, Tennessee's new appeal + NFL Draft prospect stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 67:53

    Mitch is joined by Andy Staples, who fills in for Ari this week. Andy discusses his recent story on Texas A&M and its fundraising. Plus, Tennessee appears to be more appealing to recruits than in previous years. And, how many projected 2023 first round picks were 5-stars? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bruce Feldman shares scouts, coaches' thoughts on NFL Draft prospects + which QBs could blow up & the deep WR class

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 38:21

    The NFL Draft is a day away. In order to prepare, Andy and Bruce Feldman analyze coaches and scouts' opinions about some of the biggest names in this year's draft, including Ickey Ekwonu, Travon Walker, and more. Is the Kenny Pickett hand-size dilemma a real thing, and which under-the-radar QB has the best chance to explode onto the scene? The guys also dig into the deep WR class and talk about their favorite prospects to watch. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Bruce on Twitter: @BruceFeldmanCFB Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Hendon Hooker's journey to QB1 at Tennessee

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 30:48

    Andy catches up with Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker, whose journey to the starting job in Knoxville started at Virginia Tech. When it became clear his time in Blacksburg was done, Hooker decided to move to Tennessee as a graduate transfer. Eleven days later, Tennessee fired its head coach. The new staff initially made Hooker the backup, but he took control of the job in week two and sparked more joy than Neyland Stadium has seen in years for the remainder of the season. QB1 discusses how he kept the faith and how explosive Tennessee's offense could be in 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big Interview: Baylor head coach Dave Aranda

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 40:23

    Andy sits down with Dave Aranda, Baylor University's head football coach. The pair discuss Aranda's philosophy-driven approach to coaching and mentoring his athletes. The duo also chat about building trust, overhauling the Bears' offense, the last play of the Big 12 championship, and what that signified about the program. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Aranda on Twitter: @CoachDaveAranda Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Are Alabama & Georgia on another National Championship collision course? w/ Aaron Suttles & Seth Emerson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 42:16

    Andy, Aaron Suttles, and Seth Emerson, the latter two cover Alabama and Georgia, respectively, for The Athletic, discuss their observations from the Crimson Tide's and Bulldogs' spring games. Aaron and Andy dive into the difference in this year's club compared to last year's championship runner-up team. Aaron reveals his two biggest question marks about this team in 2022. Seth and Andy admire Georgia's TE room before chatting about key losses on the defensive side of the ball. Plus, Stetson Bennett is locked in as UGA's starter now, but the QB room runs deep. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Aaron on Twitter: @AaronSuttles Follow Seth on Twitter: @SethWEmerson Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: Ohio State bold prediction, Texas Tech's surprising class + a grape juice/college story

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 58:39

    Mitch and Ari discuss Ohio State's 2023 recruiting class and what needs to happen to finish in the top 5. Plus, Texas Tech has the number 1 class in the country. And, Ari tells a story about his college days, a laptop and grape juice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Is Florida's roster SEC-ready? Anthony Richardson's potential & Gators in the transfer portal w/ G. Allan Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 47:23

    Andy and G. Allan Taylor, who covers the Florida Gators for The Athletic, kibbitz about the looming questions surrounding the Gators in Billy Napier's first year. Can Florida's roster compete, and find success, in the SEC? How is Florida approaching the portal, and can Anthony Richardson develop into a star? Despite the aforementioned concerns, FLA's player experience and program alignment appear to be on track. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow G. Allan Taylor on Twitter: @GAllanTaylor Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Maybe this is the year that Texas is --- nah, we're not going to say it

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 48:02

    Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods.com joins the show to discuss a Texas football program that should be great but can't seem to get out of its own way.  Andy and Anwar talk about Texas defensive tackle Moro Ojomo's comments about the need to change the culture at Texas as well as coach Steve Sarkisian's response to them. Can this be the year things turn around? Texas-bred quarterback Quinn Ewers transferred back to the Lone Star State from Ohio State. Bijan Robinson is one of the best tailbacks in the country. Maybe, just maybe, this is the year that Texas is --- nah, we're not going to say it. The Longhorns will just have to show that on the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    We created our own FPI + power ranking darlings & snubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 65:25

    Allow us to introduce the Andy Staples Show Computer Laptop Organized Win Nexus, better known as our own football power index. Andy and Ari dissect ESPN's FPI and highlight the clubs that were ranked too high and too low. After, the A.S.S.C.L.O.W.N. unveils its top-10 teams which the guys debate. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Travon Walker, Malik Willis & more NFL Draft prospect scouting reports w/ Dane Brugler

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 40:20

    Andy welcomes The Athletic's NFL Draft sage Dane Brugler to the program. Andy and Dane discuss the best and most divisive players in this year's draft class, including Georgia's Travon Walker, Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett, Liberty's Malik Willis, and more! Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: Dabo's comments on NIL, Alabama QB's + Oregon beats USC for blue-chip prospect

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 58:16

    Mitch and Ari open up this week's episode of Stars Matter with Dabo Swinney's quotes about NIL and players earning money. Plus, Alabama misses out on a top in-state QB… is this a trend? And, Oregon beats out USC and Washington for Josh Conerly… what is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A lost program, nightmare recruiting visits & the brains behind SEC shorts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 67:27

    Andy is joined by David Ubben to discuss a trio his recent stories in The Athletic... Arkansas' journey away from football success can be chalked up to three letters: SEC Coaches' nightmare recruiting visits revealed: Jungle cats, cowboys, ‘Shaquille O'Neal of pit bulls' Meet the creators of ‘SEC Shorts,' the video series that ‘just kind of writes itself' Subscribe to The Athletic: www.theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Could the $8 million QB be underpaid, 5-star QBs fair market value & Oregon's CFP path

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 38:11

    Is there a world where the reported $8 million QB is underpaid? Andy reveals why that could be the case. What is the fair market value for a 5-star QB? Is Oregon's path to the College Football Playoff relatively easy? Plus, should we reconsider our SEC job rankings based on future scheduling? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Judge Andy rules on USC's CFP hopes, QB rankings & Texas v. Oklahoma

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 57:40

    The honorable Judge Andy is an arbiter of justice. On today's podcast, he settles disputes between The Athletic's USC reporter Antonio Morales and Ari. The disagreements range from USC's College Football Playoff hopes to quarterback rankings to Texas vs. Oklahoma and more. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Antonio on Twitter: @AntonioCMorales Subscribe to The Athletic by visiting:theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Billy Liucci & Ari squash Twitter beef, Texas A&M's future + who will be the QB for the Aggies?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 67:50

    Billy Liucci, co-owner of TexAgs.com, joins Andy and Ari to discuss the trajectory of Texas A&M in 2022. Before inspecting Jimbo Fisher's roster, Billy and Ari quash their Twitter spat dating back to 2020, which included Johnny Manziel chiming in. The trio chitchat about a future where Texas joined the Pac-12 instead of the SEC. The group also discusses the Aggies' haul this recruiting class and ponders who will be the team's signal-caller. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Billy on Twitter: @billylilucci Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: Recruiting visit stories, Billy Napier's progress + head coach vs. collective leader

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 71:35

    Mitch and Ari are joined by Andy Staples to discuss interesting recruiting visit stories. Plus, Andy gives his thoughts on Billy Napier and the job he's done in Gainesville so far. And, will a power struggle between head coach and collective leader be the future of college football? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Who could succeed Bob Bowlsby as Big 12 commissioner + Bowlsby's impact & the future of the Big 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 38:09

    Andy and Max react to news of Bob Bowlsby planning to step down as Big 12 commissioner. The guys chew over Bowlsby's impact on the Big 12 and college football as a whole. The pair then dish out potential candidates who could fill the void left behind by Bowlsby. Plus, what criteria must be met by the next B12 leader? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Can Jim Harbaugh lead Michigan to another Big Ten title in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 38:11

    Jim Harbaugh is returning to Michigan in 2022 albeit with a ton of turnover on his coaching staff. The Athletic's Austin Meek has the latest on Michigan after its spring game on Saturday. The in-state rivalry between Harbaugh and Michigan State's Mel Tucker is heating up. Replacing star rushers Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo will be extremely difficult. Is Cade McNamara the guy under center?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Reaction to the SEC Job Rankings, Should the Big 12 (or anyone) have divisions, Max's fry rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 74:58

    Andy and Ari received quite a bit of feedback from last Friday's SEC Job Rakings, so they invited Max on the show to react to the critiques. Can A&M consistently reel in elite recruiting classes, and will Texas' luster return in the SEC? Which coaches seem to constantly improve, and would Ari rank a G5 coach among his top-25 program leaders? Max ranks his favorite french fries fresh off the heels of last Friday's french fry debate. The triumvirate also discusses if the Big 12, or any conference for that matter, should have divisions. Check out The Andy Staples Show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ?app=desktop Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SEC head coaching job rankings + french fry wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 85:16

    Andy Staples, Ari Wasserman and David Ubben rank the head coaching jobs in the SEC. The guys include Texas & Oklahoma on this year's list. Plus, what are the best type of fast food fries? The debate rages on! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: Notre Dame emerges as the favorite for 5-star QB Dante Moore

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 57:58

    Mitch and Ari give an update on 5-star QB Dante Moore. Notre Dame looks to be the favorite; how would this impact the Irish, along with the other programs involved in his recruitment? Plus, Ari dives into Arch Manning's recruitment and why it's not as public as other top prospects. And, Michigan and Notre Dame's clash on the trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The most important person at top CFB programs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 60:40

    Andy and Ari discuss and debate who the most important person is at the top college football programs in the country. Is a 5-star QB or Head Coach the face of a program? Plus, a math riddle and tax season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Notre Dame's transition to Marcus Freeman, Pitt extends Pat Narduzzi & CFB coaches adjusting to NFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 49:09

    Andy welcomes back The Athletic's Matt Fortuna to the podcast to discuss a medley of college football topics. Matt sheds light on Notre Dame's transition from Brian Kelly to Marcus Freeman. How is the program adjusting to Freeman at the helm? The guys then inspect Pat Narduzzi's contract extension with Pittsburgh. Why did the Panthers ink Narduzzi for so long, and what's the program's ceiling? Is collegiate coaching and professional-level coaching facsimiles? Matt explored coaches' transitions from college to the NFL and learned about both vocations' different demands. Plus, Andy and Matt share their thoughts on the slap heard around the world. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Matt on Twitter: @Matt_Fortuna Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Expanded College Football Playoff's ideal field + Cinderella teams & two-sport stars in NIL era

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 46:00

    In this episode of 'Dear Andy', Andy answers readers/listeners' questions about parallels between March Madness and an expanded College Football Playoff. What would the ideal CFP field look like and would there be a Saint Peter's equivalent? Will NIL's prominence give rise to more two-sport stars? Plus, college football's Bachelorette contestant and Mike White at Georiga. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big 12 job rankings & Fish Wars Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 82:29

    Andy, Ari and the Portal Authority Max Olson rank the the jobs -- not the coaches -- in the new Big 12 that will exist when Oklahoma and Texas leave for the SEC. Can newcomers BYU, Cincinnati, Houston or UCF crack the top three almost immediately? Is Oklahoma State a great job, or have the Cowboys had a great coach for the past 17 years? How much bump does geography give Baylor and TCU? Also, how tough is the job at West Virginia now? But first, the guys finish a bit of business from Tuesday's show. Pusha T savaged the McDonald's Filet-o-Fish (Ari's favorite fast food item) in a diss track/Arby's ad. Max tries his first Filet-o-Fish. Andy -- a grizzled Filet-o-Fish veteran -- tries two different Arby's fish sandwiches to see how they compare to the OG. Ari looks on and prays his beloved Filet-o-Fish emerges victorious. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Max on Twitter: @maxolson Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: QB recruiting market, Harry Miller's recruiting visit + creating a new college

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 72:40

    Mitch and Ari open up this week's episode with Tennessee's huge commit from 5-star QB Nico Iamaleava. Is this a program-changing type commitment for the Vols? Plus, Ari reflects on Harry Miller's memorable recruiting visit to Ohio State. And, the guys discuss if they could create a new college and pick the location, what are the attractive options? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Big Interview: Country music star Josh Abbott on Texas Tech football & Sweet 16 v. Duke

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 48:48

    Airborn tortillas; a collegiate javelin thrower named Garth Brooks; concerts with Patrick Mahomes, and many, many more entertaining and informative topics are discussed today with country music star, Josh Abbott. Andy and Josh cover Josh's rise to stardom and his Texas Tech fandom. The guys also chat about NIL collectives, T Tech's best on-field moments, and the Sweet 16 versus Duke. Check us out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Josh on Twitter: @joshabbottband   Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tennessee lands five-star QB Nico Iamaleava, Urban Meyer's "toxic culture" in Jax & an unexpected diss track

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 56:54

    Andy Staples welcomes Ari Wasserman and Max Olson to discuss the most obvious secret in college football. 5-star QB Nico Iamaleava officially signs with Tennessee. The guys share all the details about the historic signing and debate what it means for the future of the sport. The Athletic uncovered details about Urban Meyer's "toxic" culture this season in Jacksonville. Plus, a Filet-o-fish diss track by Pusha T? Ari responds.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Who is the Mike Krzyzewski of college football? Program budgets & other CFB-CBB parallels

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 70:46

    Survive and advance. That's Mike Krzyzewski and Duke's mentality this March Madness after rallying to beat Michigan State and dancing to the Sweet 16. Who else shares Coach K's mentality in the college football ranks? Heck, which college football coach has more in common than just mentality with Coach K? Andy and Ari discuss Coach Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo comps in CFB. The guys also converse about other parallels between the sports including program budgets. Plus, Ari's introduction to the concept of throuples, Utah's CFB environment, and learning home decore terminology from the ASSF wives! Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NIL's impact on high school eligibility; recruiting sleeping giants & CFB villains

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 62:28

    Your inquisitive minds were the perfect setup for a 'Dear Andy & Ari' podcast, as a host of fantastic questions landed in the guys' mailbags this week. In the case of the $8M recruit, how does NIL affect his high school football eligibility? The guys examine which states prohibit and permit high school student-athletes to monetize their name, image, and likeness. Which collegiate programs are recruiting sleeping giants? The pair determine which universities are more motivated, now more than ever, to land big-named prospects. Are there any villains in today's college football? If so, who is it, or who are they? Lastly, The Andy Staples Show Realty Associates are here to help P5 programs land their dream homes. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stars Matter: The $8 million recruit, schools that recruit themselves + Auburn's future

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 71:00

    Mitch and Ari start today's show discussing the important story in college football -- the $8 million recruit. How will this change recruiting moving forward? Plus, do great teams win because they have great players, or do great players go there because it is a great school? And, will Auburn suffer in recruiting if schools like Florida, Miami and USC reach their potential? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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