The Best of WSJS Sports Hub Triad The Drive with Josh Graham: You’re not always going to agree with Josh, but you will always be entertained! Josh has a deep knowledge of NC sports and the ACC, and he’s not afraid to share his opinions about the world of sports! Coverage of NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, ACC Sports and more. Mon-Fri 3-6pm live on The Sports Hub Triad!
On a Wednesday edition of The Drive, Josh reacts to Dave Clawson's concern with going down to Tallahassee to play Florida State, discusses the beef between Dabo and Dave Doeren, Publisher for Deacons and Devils Illustrated, Conor O'Neill, joins the show to which ACC team he's writing off in the Coastal Division and what Duke will look like in ACC play, and 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht, joins the show to see if Josh knows what a "munch" is and to tell us what's going down at "Live Action" in Chapel Hill, on Friday night.
On a Tuesday Drive, Josh tells you why the ACC should've went Division-less sooner, discusses the cloud looming over the Charlotte Hornets, reacts to what Jon Scheyer had to say at Duke's first press conference of the season, beat writer for the Carolina Panthers, Darin Gantt, joins the show to to discuss whether or not there's one single NFC that's impressed him and what reasonable expectations are for Laviska Shenault, and Hayes Permar, of Sports Channel 8, joins the show to discuss why Matt Rhule takes so much heat and to play a Blake Shelton themed "Skips or Plays".
On a Monday Drive, Josh reacts to the Carolina Panthers first win of the season, Wake Forest coming up just short, in a double overtime loss to Clemson, lists off his Top 10 teams in the ACC in "Critically ACClaimed", grades the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, and others in "Graham's Grades", and Kelly Gramlich, of ACC Network, joins the show to tell Josh who has the best receiving core in the ACC and preview NC State-Clemson.
On a packed Friday Drive, Josh discusses the target that's been painted on Matt Rhule's back, whether or not he believes that Dave Clawson and Wake Forest will be able to take out Clemson, tomorrow, recaps the ACC Headquarter move and other events of the week, in just five words, in "Keep It Simple", WD reviews Training Day in an episode of "At The Movies", and beat writer for the Carolina Panthers, Ellis Williams, joins the show to discuss the shot that Dan Orlovsky took at Matt Rhule and the chance he gives the Panthers to beat the Saints on Sunday.
On a Thursday Drive, Josh discusses the position that Matt Rhule faces, depending on the outcome against the Saints on Sunday, presents his pick for Colts-Chiefs, and others, in "Graham's Gamblin", and voice of USA Baseball, Daron Vaught, joins the show to discuss Aaron Judge vs. Shohei Ohtani for AL MVP and near death experiences in "Unusual Questions".
Broadcasting legend, Kevin Harlan, joins the show to discuss where his method of really painting a picture for a radio audience came from, College Gameday in Boone, and how surprising it is to him what the Miami Dolphins have done, thus far.
On a Wednesday Drive, Josh makes the case that this is is the last shot for Dave Clawson to beat Dabo, discusses why UNC's defense could finally start to show some improvement against Notre Dame, and reacts to the egregious comments Drake Maye made about NC State. Voice of the Atlanta Falcons, Wes Durhams joins the show to discuss the ACC's headquarters moving from Greensboro to Charlotte and his take on the current state of the Carolina Panthers. 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht, joins the show to discuss UNC's rivalry with Duke vs. the rivalry with NC State, his emotions on the ACC HQ leaving Greensboro, and tests Josh to see if he knows what it means to "drop science", in session of "Grahammar School.
On a Tuesday Drive, Josh reacts to the news that the ACC HQ will move from Greensboro to Charlotte, discusses why this homestretch for the Carolina Panthers will be Matt Rhule's "last stand", and predicts the next ten locations for the ACC Basketball Tournament in "Who's To Say". Former columnist for the Greensboro News & Record, Ed Hardin, joins the show to discuss whether or not you can believe when ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips said the HQ move from Greensboro to Charlotte wasn't already predetermined, what the ACC will lose with the move, and his takeaways from the Racetrack Revival at North Wilkesboro. Hayes Permar, of Sports Channel 8, joins the show to play an ACC HQ edition of "Skips or Plays".
On a Monday Drive, Josh discusses why Carolina Panther fans need to put the pitch forks away that are calling for Matt Rhule's job, asks the question of what we'll remember when we think of these last three weeks for App State, gives letter grades to the NFL events of the weekend in "Graham's Grades", and reacts to what we saw from College Gameday in App State.
Head Coach of Mountaineer football, Shawn Clark, joined the show to talk the experience of College Gameday coming to App State, the likelihood that "Miracle on the Mountain Part 2" was actually going to work out, and his pastor being a Texas A&M fan.
On a Friday Drive, Josh gets into more good news that could be coming to App State, gives his pick for Panthers-Giants, discusses the North Carolina team he's concerned about, this weekend, voice of High School Football on WSJS, Dave Polaski, joins the show to talk about New York Jet depression, and 2-time NC Sportscaster of the Year, David Glenn, joins the show to discuss North Carolina's history with College Gameday and how special it is that it's coming to App State.
On a Thursday Drive, Josh previews the "Ben McAdoo Revenge Game" as the Panthers head to New York to face the Giants, reacts to Luke Combs being named the celebrity picker for College Gameday in App State, WD discovers the truth about G Baby when he reviews HardBall in "At the Movies", voice of the Mountaineers, Adam Witten, joins the show to discuss the vibe in Boone with College Gameday arriving at App State, and voice of USA Baseball, Daron Vaught, joins the show to talk most polarizing athlete of the 21st century and saddest movie deaths in "Unusual Questions".
On a Wednesday Drive, Josh goes over why Matt Rhule desperately needs a win against the Giants, reacts to Dave Clawson's response to a Liberty d-lineman calling the Wake offense "cute and all", discusses getting your cap peeled in a session of "Grahammar School" with 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht, and welcomes to the show App State star running back, Cam Peoples, ahead of College Gameday coming to Boone.
Head Coach of Demon Deacon football, Dave Clawson, joins the show to discuss his experience coaching in New York during 9/11, the recent "cute and all" comments by a Liberty defensive lineman ahead of them coming to Winston to play Wake, and Talking Heads.
On a Tuesday Drive, Josh reacts to a Liberty defensive lineman's most recent comments about Sam Hartman and Wake Forest's offense, the release of the ACC Basketball conference schedule, Hayes Permar, of SportsChanneln8, joins the show to play a special Wu-Tang Clan edition of "Skips or Plays", and Adam Gold joins "Who's To Say" to address why he thinks Wake Forest is the fourth best college football program in North Carolina.
On a jam packed Monday Drive, Josh tells who is to blame for the Panthers Week 1 loss to the Browns, gives his updated ACC Football Top 10 list in "Critically ACClaimed", gives letter grades to all of the Week 1 NFL games, from over the weekend, in "Graham's Grades", and discusses App State hype and "bad officiating" for Panthers-Browns with Carolina Panthers writer, Darin Gantt.
On a Friday Drive, Josh reacts to some of the overreactions of the Bills owning the Rams in last night's NFL Kickoff, talks tonight's high school football game of the week with Dave Polaski, tries to figure out why the Vegas line keeps moving for Panthers-Browns, gives his local college football picks of the weekend, discusses the latest development with Lamar Jackson and what that means for the former MVP and the Ravens upcoming season, enjoys some "Weekly Positivity", and talks what we could see offensively from the Panthers, Sunday, and Dragonball Z with Panthers writer for the Charlotte Observer, Ellis Williams.
On a Thursday Drive, Josh reacts to the NASCAR All-Star Race coming to North Wilkesboro in 2023, decides to be the one person to say something negative about the Buffalo Bills, as Rams-Bills kicks off the NFL season, tonight, gives his Best Bets for the football weekend, discusses what Luke Kuechly is like in the radio booth, with voice of the Carolina Panthers, Jim Szoke, WD reviews the movie that Matt Rhule told him to watch in "At The Movies", and voice of USA Baseball, Daron Vaught, joins the show to talk about non-alcoholic beer in "Unusual Questions".
On a Wednesday Drive, Josh discusses a perception of the ACC, something that will be happening Week 1 in the NFL, for the first time in eight years, some of the strange Vegas odds around many of the Week 1 NFL games, and plays "Grahammar School", talks Robby Anderson's latest comments, and whether or not Tom Hanks is overhyped with 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht.
On a Tuesday Drive, Josh reacts to the return of Sam Hartman, tells who Drake Maye might end up being better than, talks Clemson's quarterback situation with Kelly Gramlich, of ACC Network, plays a Willie Nelson themed "Skips or Plays" with Hayes Permar, of Sports Channel 8, and reveals his Top 10 ACC football teams after Week 1, in "Critically ACClaimed".
On a Monday Drive, after Week 1 of the College Football season, Josh tells what he doesn't have time for, after UNC's 63-61 win at App State, reacts to Florida State's wild extra point block to beat LSU, and ranks the top 10 crazy things to happen in the UNC-App st. & NC State-ECu games. 2-time NC Sportscaster of the Year, David Glenn, joins the show to discuss nitpicking of NC State's win over ECU, how quickly UNC has found their next guy at quarterback, in Drake Maye, and just how much of a football power the ACC can be, this year, after such a hot Week 1. UNC beat writer for The News & Observer, C.L. Brown, joins the show to discuss the craziest thing to happen in the UNC-App State game, his takeaway from UNC's defense allowing 61 points to the Mountaineers, and the latest he knows about Josh Downs' status after missing Saturday's game. Les Johns, of Demon Deacons Digest, joins the show to talk about what we learned in Wake Forest's Week 1 win over VMI, how long it will take Sam Hartman to get up to speed, when he does return of the Deacs, and his reaction to the crazy finishes around the ACC, over the weekend.
On a packed Friday Drive, Josh reacts to Wake Forest's opener, last night, says if the Deacs were who we thought they were, previews UNC-App St. and NC State-ECU, discusses whether or not Dave Clawson is the greatest Wake Forest football coach of all time, talks high school football with Dave Polaski, and Dr. Suess with voice of USA Baseball, Daron Vaught.
On a Thursday Drive, Josh tells you what you can expect in Wake Forest's home opener, tonight, discusses Ruffin McNeill playing ECU for the first time since being fired by the Pirates, in 2015, WD reviews "Space Jam", and radio voice of the Demon Deacons, Stan Cotten, sets the stage for tonight's home opener for Wake Forest football, without Sam Hartman.
On a Wednesday Drive, Josh discusses how unimaginable Dale Jr. racing in North Wilkesboro, tonight, is, why it's ridiculous to suggest the NC State-ECU isn't a rivalry, pro Deacons, with Conor O'Neill, publisher for Deacons Illustrated, how this show helped inspire ESPN's Ryan McGee to write a book, and this past weekend's Blue-White scrimmage with 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht.
On a Tuesday Drive, Josh discusses the developing feel that UNC is going to be an underdog at App State and how Mack Brown is playing into that, how "NC State stuff" will affect the Pack, when they head down to ECU, Saturday, and reacts to what Baker Mayfield just said about getting to go up against the Cleveland Browns, Week 1, in Charlotte Wake Forest AD, John Currie, joins the show to discuss the Wake Forest opener against VMI, Thursday night, where the health of Sam Hartman stands, and when we could see him back at quarterback for Wake. Writer for the Carolina Panthers, Darin Gantt, joins the show to discuss Baker Mayfield's comments on facing the Brown, Week 1, his thoughts on the Panthers finalized 53-man roster, and he reacts to Mack Brown feeding into the "UNC underdog" narrative that's being formed, as the Heels heads to Boone.
On a Monday Drive, Josh reacts to Christian McCaffrey not making the NFL Top 100 list, UNC's Week 0 win against Florida A&M, discusses how impressive Drake Maye was with Ross Martin of Inside Carolina, and plays a Red Hot Chili Pepper themed edition of "Skips or Plays" with Hayes Permar, of Sports Channel 8.
On a Friday Drive, Josh discusses who he thinks will win the National Championship, Alabama/Ohio State or the field, talks about batman with Wake Forest head basketball coach, Steve Forbes, reacts to last night's first Thursday Night Football broadcast on Amazon Prime with Dave Polaski, gives his "Best Bets" for Week 0 of college football, and asks former ECU head football coach, Ruffin McNeill, what emotions he expects to feel when returning to Greenville with NC State.
On a Thursday Drive, Josh gives his Super Bowl prediction, talks about the game the UNC football should have their minds on, chats with Tar Heel great, Luke Maye, about watching his brother, Drake, quarterback the Tar Heels, and plays Grahammar School with 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht, and Chris Lea, of WRAL.
Former Wake Forest guard, Ish Smith joins the show, with his former coach, Mike Muse, in studio, to discuss his time with the Deacons, what it was like playing for Wake Forest immediately following the death of Skip Prosser, and his coming induction into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame.
On a slam-packed Wednesday Drive, Josh talks about how Drake Maye's story is truly a "Tar Heel fairy tale", gives a take about what he thinks the Carolina Panthers could do, this season, and Adam Gold joins the show to share his favorite to win the NFC.
On a Tuesday Drive, Josh reacts to Baker Mayfield winning the starting job in Carolina, discusses the thing he noticed when Mack Brown addressed the media and named Drake Maye the starting quarterback for the Tar Heels, talks about corn and plays College Sports Tinder with Clara Goodwin, of Fox 8, and whether or not the Panthers will keep three quarterbacks, now that Matt Corral will miss the season.
On a Monday Drive, 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht, fills in for Josh and discusses why super fans can be just as credible as "the media", welcomes the British Tar Heel onto the show for an episode of "Grahammer School from Across the Pond", discusses Baker Mayfield being named QB1 for the Panthers and what Matt Corral's injury means for PJ Walker with Pather beat writer, Sheena Quick, and talks Duke fandom and a KD sneaker collab with 9th Wonder.
On a Friday Drive, Josh explains why the Panthers are lucky they didn't get Deshaun Watson, why Sam Howell has the best path to be a starter, outside of Kenny Pickett, of all the quarterbacks drafted ahead of him, and reacts to a new jingle that sings his name. Former Tar Heel and Panthers safety, Tre Boston, joins the show to discuss who he favors in the UNC quarterback competition, his opinion on Baker Mayfield, and his new show coming to ACC Network. Voice of USA Baseball, Daron Vaught, joins the show to talk about broadcasting high school football in Charlotte, Batman Forever, and to play "Unusual Questions".
On a Thursday Drive, Josh explains why Matt Rhule has officially run out of time to make a quarterbacking decision for the Panthers, reacts to the NFL's ruling on Deshaun Watson, listens to The WD's review of "Rocky" in At The Movies, and brings back College Sports Tinder, this time for the SEC looking to mingle with ACC schools. Dave Polaski joins the show ahead of being on the call for North Davidson at Raegan, in the first high school football broadcast of the season, on WSJS, and discusses potential movie lines he might be able to sneak into broadcast. Senior Director of Content & Broadcasting, Bill Voth, joins the show to discuss Baker Mayfield's influence on the Panthers, whether or not we could see joint practices take over in place of preseason games, and whether or not those joint practices might be televised.
On a Wednesday Drive, Josh has finally come to a conclusion on who UNC's QB should be, checks in with Steve Forbes and Wake Forest basketball, reacts to a second straight day worth of Panther-Patriot fights, and tells us what CREAM is, in an edition of "Grahammar School" with 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht.
On a Tuesday edition of The Drive, Josh reveals his AP Top 25 frauds, reacts to Ickey Ekwonu being named a starter for the Panthers, discusses Tiger Woods latest involvement in the tensions that are rising between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, and why he's now regretting picking UNC to win the Coastal division. Writer for the Charlotte Observer, Scott Fowler, joins the show to discuss why Matt Rhule hasn't named Baker Mayfield the starter for the Panthers, the first question he'd like to ask David Tepper, and his new podcast where he interviews Carolina sports legends, like Muggsie Bogues and Dale Jr. Hayes Permar, of Sports Channel 8, joins the show to discuss sports fights, bruhaha, and to play a Patriots-Panthers joint practice themed edition of "Skips or Plays".
On a Monday Drive, Josh discusses why he thinks the Panthers quarterback competition might be over, reacts to the release of the AP Top 25 Poll, discusses his tweet that infuriated Tar Heel fans, chats with Wake Forest star receiver, AT Perry, and grades Baker Mayfield's, Kenny Pickett's, and other performances from the NFL preseason weekend. Carolina Panthers beat writer, Ellis Williams, joins the show to discuss where his Baker Mayfield vs. Sam Darnold chart currently sits, what he expects to happen on the left side of the Panthers O-line, and his favorite Ben Affleck movie.
On a Friday Drive, Josh previews the things he'll be looking at in the Carolina Panthers first preseason, tomorrow, reacts to fans yelling "Fire Matt Rhule!" at Panthers Fanfest, discusses the likely timetable for Sam Hartman's return for Wake Forest with publisher for Deacons Illustrated, Conor O'Neill, and asks Adam Gold just how many Washington football fans are still in North Carolina.
On a Thursday Drive, Josh discusses AB's comments about Jesus, the Twitter feud between Kentucky basketball and football, debuts College Sports Tinder, and WD talks about the cardinal rule you should never break around women, when he reviews "Swingers", in At The Movies''. TV commentator, Taylor Zarzour, joins the show to discuss the major differences he's seen between Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold, what stories he's heard about Wyndham Champion, Tom Kim, and how alarmed he is with everything that's transpired with LIV Golf. Voice of USA Baseball, Daron Vaught, joins the show to collect receipts about predicting that Josh's Orioles would have a pretty solid season, and to discuss whether or not he's a "risky parker" in an edition of Unusual Questions.
Former Carolina Panthers quarterback, Jake Delhomme, joined the show to discuss whether a quarterback battle is won in practice or the preseason games, his memories of Sam Mills, how long he thinks it'll be till Steve Smith gets into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the most physically impressive thing he ever saw Julius Peppers do.
On a Wednesday Drive, Josh reacts to the news that Sam Hartman will be out for Wake Forest, gives the winners and losers from Carolina Panthers training camp, and sees if he knows what "on tilt" means, when 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht, joins for a session of "Grahammar School".
On a Tuesday Drive, Josh reacts to Ben McAdoo's latest comments on Baker Mayfield, discusses viable locations for the future of the ACC Tournament, and why he's going to be a Yankee fan for three days. Award winning columnist for the Raleigh News & Observer, Luke DeCock, joins the show to discuss where we're at in the pending ACC HQ change, the new Big10 TV deal, and his ideal spot for the 75th anniversary of the ACC Tournament. Hayes Permar, of Sports Channel 8, joins the show to play a Wiz Khalifa themed edition of "Skips or Plays".
On a Monday Drive, Josh discusses why Sam Darnold may have just bought himself a little more time to try and beat out Baker Mayfield, reacts to Wyndham Champion, Tom Kim, wanting to name himself after a Toy Story character, and attaches letter grades to everything from "Graham Slam" pizza to Richard Petty's golf attire, in "Graham's Grades". 12:03 - Wake Forest wide receivers coach, Kevin Higgins, joins the show to discuss how he evaluates the talent of receivers, the best hooper he's ever recruited, and what the secret is to Dave Clawson being able to keep so many of his coaches around for such a long time. 31:59 - Columnist for The Winston Salem Journal, John Dell, joins the show to discuss the new voice joining Jim Nantz in the broadcast booth for CBS Sports golf coverage, why he thinks Wake Forest's defense needs to be even better than their offense, and how people at Bowman Gray felt about the Racetrack Revival in North Wilkesboro.
On a Friday Drive, Josh discusses the separation that's starting to show between Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold, the lack of star power at the top of the leaderboard at Wyndham, reacts to WD's review of "There Will Be Blood", tries to find just 5 words to describe the NFL appealing Deshaun Watson's court ruling, and plays the movie game with voice of USA Baseball, Daron Vaught.
On a slam packed Thursday Drive, Josh makes the case for who he thinks is the greatest Carolina Panther of all time, whether or not he thinks Steve Smith will get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame anytime soon, and keeps up with the action from the Wyndham Championship. 11:00 - 6th man of the Tar Heels, BDaht, joins the show, from Vegas, to discuss a comedy bit he's creating about Josh and to see whether or not Josh knows what "Dead Presidents" are, in a session of "Grahammer School". 23:03 - Hayes Permar, of Sports Channel 8, joins the show to discuss his "approach" as a golf spectator, bucket hats, and to judge The WD's Wyndham themed music, in an edition of "Skips of Plays" 36:16 - Writer for the Carolina Panthers, Darin Gantt, joins the show to discuss Sam Mills finally getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Steve Smith's case to get into the Hall, and what you have to accept with Baker Mayfield as your starting quarterback.