The Adam Gold Show is heard weekdays noon until 3 p.m. on 99.9 The Fan in Raleigh, N.C., is also picked up by the North Carolina State-Wide Network with 11 affiliates.Gold brings 20 years of sports radio experience to the Triangle and is also the Canes Reporter for 99.9 The Fan and WRALsportsfan.com.The daily show podcast can be downloaded anytime after 3 p.m. at WRALSportsFan.com, the WRALSportsFan app or subscribe for free wherever you listen to podcasts.
Will Brinson, CBS Sports, on the Frank Reich firing after Week 11 in the 2023-24. Who might be the next coach to come to the Carolina Panthers? Which coach would WANT to come to Carolina? What does this mean for the rest of the season?
Chris McClain, Mac & Bone/WFNZ, on where the Carolina Panthers can go from here after the decisions they made and keep making. Can we trust David Tepper to make the right decision? What angers you the most about this situation if you’re a Panther fan? The players or the staff? What is the ceiling for the Carolina Panthers with David Tepper as their owner? This scenario is similar to other ownerships in different franchises. How do the Carolina Panthers get out of this without it being another 5 year plan?
Michael Clark, Pack Pride/247 Sports, on NC State’s win vs UNV, Dave Doeren’s comments, and an overview of the program as a whole. How big of a game, and win, was this for NC State football on Saturday vs UNC? What’s impressive to Michael about how THIS player has handled himself this season? This has been an incredibly solid program. What might they adjust for next season to help them win more games and keep advancing? They've had troubles winning games they should've won, so what pieces are missing?
Julian Council, Locked On Panthers Podcast, who covers the Carolina Panthers closely discusses the recent firing on Frank Reich; and now Duce Staley. Is there any positives that can come from this? What’s his read on who may or may not make it to next season on the staff? If moves are being made as they are then why didn’t David Tepper just keep Steve Wilks? What have they been doing wrong on the offense and what SHOULD they do to get better for next year? Should the Panthers be in a total teardown mode? Who might be the Panthers biggest asset?
Ben Byrd, Duke Football Coverage, on Mike’s decision to leave Duke and head to Texas A&M. How does Ben feel about the WAY Mike Elko made the announcement to leave? What about his decision to leave? Where does he believe the momentum for Mike to leave came from and was it all money, or was there more to it? How will the roster potentially look next year because of all of this?
Darian Grey, Locked on HBCU, on NCCU football and their upcoming game against Richmond. How big is the achievements NCCU football has made? Bayou Classic: How does he look at this game? Adam asks him to sum up what this game means?
Brooke Pryor, ESPN/NFL Reporter, on how the decision came about to get rid of Matt in the middle of the season and who's decision it was? Was this all on Mike Tomlin to make the choice to let Canada go in the middle of the NFL season? How long does she believe this was in the making? What's the Steelers plans from here, now that Canada is out? Does she have faith in Kenny Pickett or should they be looking elsewhere for next season?
Shawn Clark, Appalachian State University’s head football coach, on how the Mountaineers have changed things up this season and really became the old App State football we’re used to seeing. How have the injuries impacted them, but then they’re still able to get wins? What does it mean for coach to see Armanti Edwards given his flowers this season? How will this season impact the next upcoming season?
Grace Raynor, The Athletic, on Clemson’s football season and the ins and outs of where they’re at and where they’re trying to go. How does Dabo Swinney look at the competitive part of college football going forward? In her opinion, does Grace think we’re headed to more conference reshuffling or are they just going to blow up the program as we know it? Does Grace agree with where Adam believes it's going? Will Dabo be driven out or does she see him staying?
Chip Patterson, CBS Sports, on the latest college football playoff rankings and this weekend’s rivalries. Should Florida State be mad after seeing how they’ve dropped in the college football playoff rankings from last night? How does Chip see this weekend going, especially for some Triangle football teams? What are Chip’s thoughts on Dave Clawson’s recent comments about Sam Hartman?
Dave Doeren, NC State Head Football Coach, on how this season has been going, the upcoming rivalry game, and his mindset on his players. State’s game vs UNC is at 8pm ET on Saturday, so Is there a preference on when Dave would rather have a rivalry game? How does he feel about his players staying strong through the adversity they’ve faced this season? Does Dave think the season would’ve turned out the same way it has if it wasn’t for all of the adversity they faced? How did that conversation go with Brennan Armstrong go when it came to MJ Morris taking the field and then Armstrong’s return to the field? Which player got super high praise at practice today? Should he be playing at a different position? When Dave talks about this particular rivalry game, what stands you to him about the game?
Tripp Tracy, Carolina Hurricanes PxP, on the Carolina Hurricanes upcoming rematch with the Edmonton Oilers. Why is the Metro division so important to watch right now? Against Pittsburgh, he went so far as to break up this pairing, so might he do this again vs the Oilers? Why does Adam have to tell people that Tony DeAngelo is just being Tony when it comes to this? Especially when he’s paired with Slavin. What are Tripp’s thoughts on Antti Raanta after the last game?
Austin da Luz, former pro soccer player, on Sergino Dest’s actions and how something like that impacts a match by getting a red card. What happened with Sergino Dest? How does Austin think his teammates addressed this in the locker room? Would Austin hold Dest out of the final from his actions?
Danny Kannell, Cover 3 Podcast, on which schools may get left out; even though they’re undefeated. Could Florida State get left out, even if they go undefeated? Is there some lesson to be learned on how we schedule football? When looking at NC State and this SEC school, the ONLY difference between the two is that one is SEC, yet they’re ranked. Danny discusses where he thinks things are falling apart and what he doesn’t agree with when it comes to deciding rankings? Is Danny surprised that UNC is the favorite in their last season game against NC State this Saturday? How does he see Ohio St vs Michigan going?
Cory Smith, editor of Pack Pride, joined Adam to preview the Wolfpack’s upcoming rivalry game against North Carolina this Saturday by focusing on the offensive side of the ball. Cory discussed whether head coach Dave Doeren has had more fun coaching this team these last four weeks than in previous seasons. They also discuss how much more presentable the offense has looked over these few weeks.
Wes Durham, ACC Network, and ESPN joined Adam to discuss the exciting matchup between North Carolina and NC State this Saturday night in Raleigh. The game is expected to be close, with both teams coming into the matchup with identical 8-3 records. The Tar Heels leader is quarterback Drake Maye, who has worked his match all season. The Wolfpack’s leader is Brennan Armstong who wants to finish his comeback this season strong.
Will Brinson, CBS Sports, and Cover Six Podcast joined Adam to discuss the Carolina Panthers being unable to take advantage of a “sleeping” Dallas Cowboys team in the first half. The Cowboys' defense was the show's star, holding the Panthers to just 187 yards of total offense. Adam and Will discuss if the Panthers have one of the worst personnel in the NFL and other team topics around the league.
Adam Gold explains how it was another one of those difficult road games for the Carolina Panthers this weekend. Only this one was at home inside Bank of America Stadium. By this time, no one should be surprised that the Panthers lost, especially to a good team like the Dallas Cowboys. Adam explains how there was progress. Not a lot, but the Panthers did one thing that hadn't done all year and that was run the football. Also, the Carolina Hurricanes had their latest, it looked like the real thing, game on Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. NC State dominated Virginia Tech, and the North Carolina Tar Heels' unfortunate luck was on full display this past weekend at Clemson.
Is Frank Reich calling the last 8 games of the season for his life? How do the guys feel about the recent comments from Charissa Thompson comments about fudging sideline reports? What should the Cincinnati Bengals do now, without having Joe Burrow healthy? What kind of punishment should the Bengals get after not being honest with their injury reports regarding Joe Burrow? How do the guys think the ACC college football standings will look after this weekend?
Luke DeCock, News & Observer, on the upcoming college football games to determine playoff standings and what’s going on with the Carolina Hurricanes? What are the potential outcomes for the ACC teams when it comes to the playoffs and who may or may not make it? The Canes are 9-7, but they have set the bar to where that’s unexpectable. What’s the biggest factor when it comes to the Canes playing THEIR style of game? Where does Luke think they’re slipping? Even with their struggles, Luke believes they’ll be fine and here’s why; even though Adam doesn’t necessarily agree with it. What does Luke think Rod meant when he said it’s time to “shake things up”? Is Frank Reich fighting for his job in Charlotte?
Babe Laufenberg, Dallas sports analyst and former NFL QB, on how he sees this game at Bank of America Stadium going this Sunday with the Carolina Panthers vs the Dallas Cowboys. How does Babe feel about stadiums going to turf now? As a former player himself, how would he have liked it? How has Dak been performing in Babe’s opinion? How has the Cowboys offense been performing? How has Dallas’ defense been impacted from THIS players injury? Is there any heat on Mike McCarthy and him keeping his job?
Darin Gantt, Panthers.com, on if there’s any positives the fans can reach for and the recent OC adjustments. Where is Jaycee Horn as far as his injury and when we could potentially be seeing him back on the field? How does Jaycee feel physically and mentally? Frank Reich mentioned yesterday that he would be taking over the play calling again, so what does that mean for Thomas Brown? Is it more reflective on Thomas Brown only having 3 games to call or is this on Frank being the guy who takes the blame? What about the health of the team as a whole? Are they anywhere near to getting full health back on the team? Which player has been struggling since he joined the Carolina Panthers roster, and some don’t believe he’s been doing well, but those with an educated eye think differently after the last couple of games?
Jesse Rogers, MLB/ESPN, on the latest with where Ohtani might end up landing next season. What would Ohtani be worth, for teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates? Why do teams like the Chicago Cubs have an advantage when it comes to getting a player like Ohtani? Why is a player like Ohtani not someone the Cubs have typically gone for? Oakland Athletics are moving. Is this a good thing for the league? Will Oakland ever get a team again? Where are they going to play until the stadium is ready in 2028? Will MLB tweak the post season or keep it the same?
Shane Willis, Bally Sports/Carolina Hurricanes, on what happened for the Canes last night and what adjustments they need to make. What was his biggest takeaway from last night against the Philadelphia Flyers? Why does Shane look at it as a game the Canes lost vs the Flyers won? What does Rod mean when he knows exactly what’s wrong and what needs to be fixed? What kind of changes could Rod make?
Jason Sobel, Action Network HQ, on his thoughts about Rory’s extreme honesty recently. What’s going on with Rory lately, when it seems like he’s had some of the strangest occurrences? Free agency has hit LIV golf AND there’s a draft. Where are they drafting from?? What does Jason say to people who say they're not TGL fans? How much does he think Koepka is contemplating who he should add to the team?
Brian Murphy, WRAL Sports Investigative Reporter, on where NC is at when it comes to gambling legally. Is there a possibility we’ll be able to legally gamble in NC by the big football game in January? What will NC be able to bet on when gambling does become legal? Where are the issues when it comes to moving this thing along as quickly as possible? Is there anything in the bill now that we can’t do, that might also surprise Brian? What makes ESports a different category compared to the others? What does Adam think is gross when it comes to betting on THIS?
Mike Rupp, NHL Network, on the upcoming Carolina Hurricanes game vs the Philadelphia Flyers. How far does Mike see the Canes going this season? How does he see this game playing out tonight? How did the Edmonton Oilers fall that far, that fast? What’s Mike’s analysis on what’s happening within that team? What does Mike make of what he’s seen with the NY Rangers so far this season?
Chip Patterson, CBS Sports, goes over the new rankings, how they came about, and whether he agrees with those standings? Does it make any sense to him about where the top 5 teams are placed? FSU is #4, is that accurate in his mind? Georgia is now at the top, so does Chip think this is valid? How important is point differential? What’s Chip’s theory as to why the Big Ten expanded? Does Chip think Mike Elko will take, or at least consider taking, the Texas A&M head coaching position?
Brenden Whitted, HU Bison Express, on what happened between Green and Gobert Why did things escalate to that level for Draymond Green to put Rudy Gobert in a chokehold, before either team had even scored during the game? What does Brenden own up to when saying he was wrong on this take? What’s Brenden’s take on Victor Wembanyama so far this NBA season? How much does Victor have to learn that because of his height, he may have to protect the ball better?
Wes Moore, NC State Women’s Basketball Head Coach, on their win against UCONN and the upcoming season. How has the transfer portal changed things, not only for the men but the women? Even if they had lost the game, because it’s easy to get caught up in the scoreboard, but what did Wes learn about the group after watching that game? Plus, Wes is a Texas fan so how does he feel about the Dallas Cowboys? What about his Texas Rangers getting their first World Series win in Rangers history?
Mike Houston, ECU Head Football Coach, on ECU's big win last weekend. How has the validation of what they're doing is working, impacting the guys and their mindset? After their win this weekend, how are the preparing for Navy next weekend? What's their approach for the last two games of the season?
Mike Glennon, NFL QB, on NC State’s big win over Wake Forest in Winston Salem and without MJ Morris. How do we give Peyton Wilson he’s having and the type of career he’s had at NC State? How does Mike see the rest of the season going for NC State, without MJ Morris, especially seeing how the team won last Saturday? How big of a task will it be for NC State to win out the rest of their season?
Gary Parrish, CBS Sports, on Duke’s upcoming season, Jon Scheyer, and other college teams with promise. Who does Gary think will be the biggest prospects of the season? Is THIS coach feeling some heat at Kentucky? What has NEVER happened in his coaching career, that’s happening right now?
Will Brinson, CBS Sports, on why the Bills are struggling so much and other NFL reviews from the weekend. The Minnesota Vikings are without Kirk Cousins, they bring Josh Dobbs in who doesn’t know a ton of plays but he’s now gone 2-0 since he started. Should we be looking at the Vikings closer to being a threat when it comes to winning their division, after being counted out with Kirk’s injury? The Baltimore Ravens have blown more double digit leads than any other team in the league. Why do they continuously do this? And is the Dallas Cowboys real or are they just getting wins over bad teams?
Let’s recap the weekend, with ACC football matchups, a college basketball “upset”, and why can’t Panther fans get a Monday off? 1 - NC state best weekend ever 2 - UNC/Duke in a bell ringer/field storming game 3 - ECU gets W2/Central falls/Charlotte loses to Memphis in OT 4 - Wake Forest paint drying 5 - Panthers in-house issues
Rob Thompson, ESPN Radio in San Antonio, on Jimbo Fisher being pushed out of Texas A&M and who might be taking his place. What’s going on with Texas A&M and their decision to part ways with Jimbo Fisher? Are they directly going after Mike Elko, Duke’s head football coach? Rob thinks there’s 3 coaches Texas A&M might be looking at, including Elko, but who are the other two? How can someone sell Texas A&M to future coaches, when they’re stepping into a tough environment with a lot of immediate pressure? What are the selling ponts for this “A sleeping giant”?
-Panthers did not score an offensive touchdown (punt return) -Panthers had a 10-3 lead late in the 2nd quarter. -Pineiro missed a 59 yard field goal that would have tied the game. -Panthers defense played very well, but remember that the Bears also stink. Still, as injured as they are on defense, Carolina was very good on that side of the ball. -Carolina had 213 total yards on 57 plays (3..74) -BY 21/38, 185 yds 0 TD/0 INT -Young was sacked 3 times and pressured 20 -16 carries (3 by Bryce) for 43 yards (13 for 25 from RBs) -What did they do on 1st down??….22 plays = 15 yards -Ran it 8 times for 14 yards with the longest run of 4 -Threw it the other 14 times for 21 yards with two of those pass plays being penalties dropping the 35 yard total to 15 How do they expect to win ANY games this way??
Roddy Jones, ESPN/ACC Network, on UNC vs Duke, NC State vs Wake Forest, FSU vs Miami, and more. Will the dynamic between the players and MJ Morris, after deciding to redshirt, be different if MJ comes back next season? How would a locker room feel after a scenario like this? Does the ACC still not get ANY respect? FSU vs Miami, how big is this game that used to always be huge in previous seasons? Adam plays out different scenarios for Roddy and which ones seem most plausible.
How big is the UNC vs Duke game this weekend? How do they see this game playing out? Which team does it mean more to? Do the guys think that MJ Morris can come back next year to be NC State’s QB after redshirting the rest of the season? Do the guys think MJ Morris should’ve went about it differently? How many different ways can someone look at this and which are most agreeing with? Are we headed for the most ACC thing ever…??