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In a world where college football is dramatically celebrated and dramatically critiqued it can be often forgotten that those playing, coaching or living this game are in fact, human. The Yogi Roth Show: How Great Is Ball unearths that humanity in Season 6 of his podcast. Award-winning storyteller, broadcaster and host Yogi Roth brings you Season 6 of The Yogi Roth Show by interviewing elite Storytellers in sports, All-Americans, Hall of Fame coaches, agents of change in sport, names you never heard of and more. Visit https://www.yogiroth.com/podcast/ or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes.

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    Jaydon Grant: Taking Nothing for Granted

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 41:54

    Host Yogi Roth talks with Oregon State DB Jaydon Grant. The discuss the unusual beginning of his football career, his father's NBA career and diagnosis with Parkinson's disease, his journey from walk-on to team captain and much more.Plus, "The Postscript" answers what question Yogi and T.J. wished Yogi had asked.Come discover Jaydon Grant's 'It Factor" on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To watch, go to www.pac-12/insider for more information. Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Chase Garbers: Chase'n Dreams

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:23


    Host Yogi Roth talks with Cal QB Chase Garbers about being an underdog, Garbers' relationship Mike Shanahan and Jared Goff, if Garbers can remember what he told Yogi his 'It Factor' was when he was in high school and much more.Plus, 'The Postscript' returns at the end of the episode.Come discover Chase Garbers' 'It Factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To watch, go to www.pac-12/insider for more information.Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive Produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.


    Chase Garbers: Chase'n Dreams

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 36:24


    Host Yogi Roth talks with Cal QB Chase Garbers about being an underdog, Garbers' relationship Mike Shanahan and Jared Goff, if Garbers can remember what he told Yogi his 'It Factor' was when he was in high school and much more.Plus, 'The Postscript' returns at the end of the episode.Come discover Chase Garbers' 'It Factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To watch, go to www.pac-12/insider for more information.Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive Produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.


    Otito Ogbonnia: Putting Everything Into His Big Shot

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 38:26

    Host Yogi Roth talks with UCLA's Otito Ogbonnia. They talk about Otito being a dual sport athlete at UCLA, his love for baking, leaving the state of Texas to come to UCLA and much more.Plus, stick around for a new segment at the end of the podcast. 'The Postscript.' Yogi and producer T.J. Brassil recap the episode and give their thoughts and added insight on the discussion.Come discover Otito Ogbonnia's 'It Factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To watch, go to www.pac-12/insider for more information. Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive Produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Jayden Daniels: Sun DeviLeader

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 35:41

    Host Yogi Roth talks with Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels. They discuss Jayden's relationship with his grandparents, how he learned to be a leader, how he has taken advantage of NIL deals and much more.Come discover Jayden Daniels' 'It Factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To watch, go to www.pac-12/insider for more information. Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive Produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Nate Landman: Hammer Hits Boulder

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 35:39

    Host Yogi Roth talks with Colorado linebacker Nate Landman. They discuss Nate being born in Zimbabwe, his comeback from last season's achilles injury, being a leader for the Buffs and much more. Come discover Nate Landman's 'It Factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To watch, go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information. Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive Produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Drake Jackson: Destiny Delivered

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 21:09

    Host Yogi Roth sits down with USC standout Drake Jackson. They talk about Drake's dad's premonition, when Drake was born, that he would play for USC, what it means to him to be a Trojan, what sets Drake apart and much more. Come discover Drake Jackson's 'It Factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To watch, go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information. Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive Produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Verone McKinley III: Humble and Hungry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 33:23

    Host Yogi Roth chats with Oregon safety Verone McKinley III. They discuss McKinley's life in Texas, his views on leadership on and off of the field, his future aspirations outside of football and McKinley breaks down his 'It Factor." Plus, he recalls the first time he met Phil Knight. Come discover Verone McKinley III's 'It Factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To watch, go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information.Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive Produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Trent McDuffie: A Positive Light To The World

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 36:56

    Host Yogi Roth chats with Washington's star defensive back, Trent McDuffie. They discuss McDuffie's role as the leader of the Washington defense, his favorite memories at Washington and, of course, he breaks down what his 'It Factor' is. McDuffie also talks about the passing of his brother, Tyler, the impact that had on him and the significance of the number 22. Come discover Trent McDuffie's 'It Factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To watch, go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information.Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Thomas Booker: Don't Judge A Booker By His Cover

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 37:28

    Host Yogi Roth chats with Stanford's All-American defensive lineman, Thomas Booker. They discuss the high expectations for Stanford athletes, how Booker was introduced to Stanford before being recruited, his first memory of talking with Coach Shaw and much more. Plus, find out why he ended up teaching his whole freshman dorm about football. Come discover Thomas Booker's 'It Factor" on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 Insider. To view, go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information.Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Britain Covey: The Size of a Leader

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 36:02

    Host Yogi Roth chats with Utah's Britain Covey. They discuss being an undersized college football player, the lessons Britain learned on leadership growing up, dealing with the loss of teammate Ty Jordan, and much more. Plus, Britain goes behind the scenes on what Coach Whittingham is like. Come discover Britain Covey's 'IT FACTOR' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth."You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 insider. To view, go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information. Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Kayvon Thibodeaux: Football Is Like Chess

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 31:13

    Host Yogi Roth chats with Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux. They talk about Thibodeaux's upbringing in South Central LA, how he developed his passion for the game, how he plays football the same way he plays the game of chess, his experience at Oregon and much more. Plus, Thibodeaux looks back on the first time he met Phil Knight. Come discover Kayvon Thibodeaux's "It Factor" on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth."You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 insider. To view, go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information.Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Kedon Slovis: From 3-star to Heisman Candidate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 32:09

    Welcome to The It Factory, where host Yogi Roth brings you the best stories from the biggest names in Pac-12 football, past and present. Together they will unpack what each guest's 'It Factor' is and how he or she got it. The series kicks-off with USC star quarterback Kedon Slovis. The two talk about Kedon's childhood and what shaped him into the person and player he is now, being thrust onto the big stage so early, his development and mentality and much more. Plus, Yogi finds out how heavy the Trojan sword really is. Come discover Kedon Slovis' 'It Factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth."You can also watch this interview streaming on Pac-12 insider. To view, go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information.Produced by T.J. Brassil in partnership with Blue Ox Films. Executive produced by David Koppet, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth.

    Thank You & A New Chapter Begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 5:19

    What a ride it's been. Five and a half years and 160 episodes of The Yogi Roth Show to be exact. From the start, this show has been about seeking and uncovering the humanity in sports around the globe, and that will continue. What changes? The title and the team. I'm so proud to announce that our show is now called THE IT FACTORY: PAC-12 Football with Yogi Roth. Our producer, T.J. Brassil, Blue Ox Films and the Pac-12 Networks make up the team to take this podcast to another level. You can listen to each episode through the podcast or watch each episode on the variety of Pac-12 Networks platforms. I'll be unearthing stories from the biggest names in Pac-12 Football and discovering what their "It Factor" is. We get started with episode 1, on September 6th, with Kedon Slovis of USC football.I am so thankful for your trust and ears along this journey, and I look forward to the next five and a half years! Thanks again, and as always, #HowGreatIsBall?

    Brent Brennan: 'Let's Go!'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 44:06

    Brent Brennan, head football coach at San Jose State University, joined Yogi Roth to share insights into his philosophy, how he has led the Spartans from 1-11 to a top 25 team and Mountain West Conference Champions in 2020, to detailing his true essence of being a head coach.Coach Brennan, the reigning National Coach of the Year, has an infectious personality and pulls back the curtain on his journey--the highs and lows--the uniqueness of his Friday night team meetings, as well as how he continues to develop in his life. He also touches on the passing of his cousin, Colt Brennan, a record setting quarterback at Hawaii.San Jose State returns an extremely talented team that kicks off its 2021 season with high expectations under Coach Brennan. Be sure to watch them on the Pac-12 Networks, as they visit USC in week 1 of the college football season.Follow @CoachBrennan on Twitter for inspiration and insight as he leads his team into 2021.For more conversations on sports and humanity follow @YogiRoth or visit www.YogiRoth.com.Podcast edited by Owen Black, follow him on Instagram @owenblack1.#HowGreatIsBall

    Spencer Rattler: ‘Pressure is a Privilege'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 18:26

    Spencer Rattler returned to the 2021 Elite 11 QB Camp as a counselor a few years after winning the Elite 11 MVP. He sat down with Yogi Roth and shared his approach to leadership, the landscape of NIL in college football, managing hype and what it was like to process the ups and downs during his first year as a starter for the Oklahoma Sooners.His spirit and maturity will impress you on many levels as Spencer is a star in college football who has a chance to do special things in 2021.Follow him on Instagram @spencer_rattler and Twitter @SpencerRattlerFor more conversations around college football and humanity visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth.#HowGreatIsBall

    Malik Willis: Liberty QB who loves bringing people together (and is a baller)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 11:08

    A star in college football, Malik Willis has had a unique journey to get to Liberty University as one of the top QBs in the nation. He joined Yogi Roth and shared his competitive essence and what this game has taught him. Once one of the top high school recruits in the nation, Malik chose to transfer from Auburn and at every step along the way he has been guided by a simple principle, ‘this game is about bringing people together.' He dives into his father's impact on him, how he is getting his MBA, his optimistic approach and what it is like garnering so much pre-season hype in 2021.He and Yogi sat down during the 2021 Elite 11 Finals, where Malik was a college counselor.Follow him on twitter @malikwillisqb7 or Instagram @_mw14_.For more conversations around college football and humanity visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth.#HowGreatIsBall

    Dorian Thompson-Robinson: 'We, Not Me'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 8:54

    Dorian Thompson-Robinson joined Yogi Roth to share his vision as UCLA's starting quarterback in his fourth season as well as insight into his football journey and why he enjoys creating content. These two spoke during the 2021 Elite 11 Quarterback Camp where DTR was a college counselor.Follow DTR @DorianTweets or visit his YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/dorianthompsonrobinson for more of his content.For more stories around college football and humanity visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth

    Pat Hoderny: 'What Does It Mean to Make It?'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 56:27

    Pat Hoderny, former college quarterback, joins Yogi Roth on the final episode of the limited series titled 'What Does It Mean to Make It?' which featured a variety of quarterbacks in college and the NFL.Pat and Yogi were teammates and freshman roommates at the University of Pittsburgh and share a special bond that this conversation reflects. In this episode, Pat shares stories from his journey as one of the top prospects in high school football in 2000, his experience in major college football and how his football career took a turn that he never expected.He also shares intimate details on his use of alcohol and his journey in sobriety. Now a husband and recent father, Pat's vulnerability will leave an inspirational mark as you listen to his path in football and beyond.To learn more about Pat follow him on Instagram @pat_hoderny.For more conversations around sports and humanity visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth.

    Brandon Harris: 'What Does It Mean to Make It?'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 64:39

    Brandon Harris, former LSU and North Carolina quarterback, joined Yogi Roth to discuss his football journey and the question of 'What Does It Mean to Make It?'Currently the Director of Recruiting for the Texas Longhorns, Harris offers incredible insight and perspective on the quarterback position, recruiting and how he processed the highs and lows of his career. If you're a recruit, parent or coach his wisdom will impact you on many levels.Follow Brandon on social media @B6Harris as he continues his path in coaching and evaluating.For more conversations with QBs in the limited series titled 'What Does It Mean to Make It?' visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth on social media.This podcast was executive produced and edited by Owen Black. Follow his work @OwenBlack1 on Instagram.This podcast was edited on YouTube by Noah Hanning.#HowGreatIsBall

    Malik Zaire: 'What Does It Mean To Make It?'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 43:27

    Malik Zaire, the former QB at Notre Dame and the University of Florida joins The Yogi Roth Show where he dives into the question, ‘What Does it Mean to Make It?'One of the top quarterbacks coming out of high school, Malik and Yogi met at the Elite 11 when the lefty was a high profile recruit. His college football journey was full of highs and lows but Malik never flinched in the face of adversity. He shares his thoughts on controlling his narrative, why he cried after being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars, advice to head coaches, being at the center of a high profile documentary series on Showtime while at Notre Dame and much more.Follow him @OvertimeMalik on Instagram and for more conversions around humanity in sports, follow @YogiRoth.This episode is executive produced and edited by Owen Black. Follow his work @OwenBlack1 on Instagram. This episode is edited on YouTube by Noah Hanning. #HowGreatIsBall

    K.J. Costello: 'What Does It Mean to Make It?'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 64:53

    K.J. Costello, the former Stanford and Mississippi State quarterback, joins The Yogi Roth Show in the limited series titled 'What Does It Mean to Make It?'K.J., who is on the verge of transitioning to the NFL, has been a forward thinker since childhood. He shares intimate thoughts around his upbringing, recruiting process, the impact of David Shaw at Stanford, the Air Raid under Mike Leach, discernment at the QB position and in life, and how he has dealt with adversity and success.K.J. and Yogi met at the Elite 11 Quarterback competition when K.J. was 16 years old and it was clear that K.J. would 'Make It' in life, regardless of how many touchdowns he threw. Be sure to follow K.J. on social media @kj_costello and for more conversations with quarterbacks around the topic of 'What Does It Mean to Make It' visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth on social media.This episode is executive produced and edited by Owen Black. Follow his work @OwenBlack1 on Instagram.#HowGreatIsBall

    Jason Johnson: 'What Does It Mean to Make It?'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 60:44

    Jason Johnson, Emmy winning Director of Photography and Producer & former Arizona Wildcat quarterback, joins The Yogi Roth show in the limited series titled 'What Does It Mean to Make It?'Jason has been making films since he was in college and now creates content for the likes of ESPN, ABC, NBC Sports, Big 10 Network, and Pac-12 Network, and he regularly works with the NFL, MLB Digital Academy, and MLS.After college he spent time in the NFL, CFL and NFL Europe - where his love for travel, sport and filmmaking flourished. His perspective on life and what he has seen as a filmmaker offer a brilliant perspective on the often misunderstood question, 'What Does It Mean to Make It?'For more content from Jason, visit http://www.jasonryancreative.com/about-avenue and be sure to follow him on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/jasonryancreative/.For more conversations around sport and humanity visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow Yogi on social media @YogiRoth.#HowGreatIsBall

    Khalil Tate: 'What Does It Mean to Make It?'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 67:36

    Khalil Tate of the Philadelphia Eagles and former QB at the University of Arizona joined Yogi Roth where he reflected on his football life, a record-setting month as a starter for the Wildcats, 2020 and his first year away from football and his thoughts on the simple question of 'What does it mean to make it?' Tate, who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated before the 2018 season, has had his fair share of ups and downs in his career and offers incredible wisdom around what it's like to be the face of a university, dealing with social media and why humility is so vital to his life.This podcast was edited and Executive Produced by Owen Black.

    J.T. O'Sullivan: The QB School & a journey unlike most (QB series)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 67:27

    J.T. O'Sullivan, who played quarterback for over a decade in the NFL joins Yogi Roth to discuss his journey from high school to a QB who garnered a Heisman vote at UC Davis. In addition, he played for more than 10 teams in the NFL to his recent endeavor, The QB School.His lens on the position, as well as his knowledge regarding leadership (he has a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies), offers a unique perspective on the QB position. His YouTube channel, The QB School, has over 100k subscribers and offers QB evaluations and in depth courses. Visit https://theqbschool.com/ or https://www.youtube.com/c/TheQBSchool for more information.For stories around sports and humanity visit www.YogiRoth.com and follow @YogiRoth for insight into college football and storytelling. This podcast is part of the Season 6 series, 'QBs: what does it mean to Make It?'

    Spencer Paysinger: an athletic mindset in Hollywood, Oregon football & All American on The CW

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 39:46

    Spencer Paysinger, the inspiration behind the hit TV show ALL AMERICAN on The CW, joined Yogi Roth where they took a deep dive into his creative journey, how Oregon football impacted his storytelling career, Season 3 of the show he inspired and produces and reflected on the show they co-hosted on The CW, titled ALL AMERICAN STORIES.To watch ALL AMERICAN or ALL AMERICAN STORIES visit https://www.cwtv.com/ and be sure to follow Spencer, @PYSNGR, on all social media.For more conversations around sports and humanity visit https://www.yogiroth.com/podcast/ or follow @YogiRoth on social media.

    All American Stories: Director Taylor Kavanaugh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 49:30

    Taylor Kavanaugh directed the new documentary series All American Stories, which will premiere on The CW on January 11th at 8p. The former walk-on turned scholarship wide receiver at Oregon State and now filmmaker joins Yogi Roth on a new podcast episode to kick off 2021. Hosted by Yogi, this new docu-series features athletes who have defied massive odds to achieve their goals and each short film is created to inspire the viewer to maximize their potential in their own lives. The special on The CW will also be co-hosted by former Oregon and NFL linebacker Spencer Paysinger, who also has inspired the creation of the hit show, All American, also on The CW.Be sure to listen in, as these two take you behind the scenes of this new series.

    Brandon Wimbush: from Notre Dame QB to guiding athletes regarding Name, Image & Likeness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 44:24

    In high school it was ‘Sunday or Bust' for Brandon Wimbush and after a career that was full of accolades and challenges the former Notre Dame & Central Florida quarterback shares his process as an Elite 11 QB, how he dealt with adversity in college & his transition from playing to a tech career helping athletes. Brandon's current role is the co-founder of MOGL, which is a platform that allows athletes to easily connect with businesses, foundations, and individuals about compensation opportunities. Follow them at https://www.mogl.online/ For more conversation around sports and humanity follow @YogiRoth and visit www.yogiroth.com.

    Ashley Adamson: Finding comfort in honesty, Pac-12 sports & social media

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 38:15

    Ashley Adamson, host of the Pac-12 Networks, re-joins The Yogi Roth Show as these two long-time colleagues and friends discuss dealing with conflict in her career, the power of 'Storytelling,' the Pac-12 sports landscape in 2020 and her view on social media as a media personality. As always, Ashley brings a perspective and advice that is refreshing in a candid conversation with Yogi.Follow @AdamsonAshley for more insight into her life and for more conversations around sports and humanity visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth. Also, for more conversations with Ashley and Yogi subscribe to the Pac-12 Perspective Podcast, as they bring stories, interviews and unique insight around Pac-12 sports to you.

    Jedidiah Collins: The Fullback of Finance

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 53:11

    Jedidiah Collins, known as the Fullback of Finance, joins The Yogi Roth Show to share his journey from undrafted free agent out of Washington State, who was cut 12 times in 7 NFL seasons, to an expert in finance.Fast forward to today and Jed is an accomplished author of the book 'Your Money Vehicle' and founder of the Virtual Financial Literacy program titled 'Your Money Vehicle.'Visit https://jedidiahcollins.com/ or https://your-money-vehicle.teachable.com/p/home for more information and be sure to follow @FullbackFinance on twitter.For more podcasts around sports and humanity, visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth on social media.

    George Whitfield Jr: groundbreaking QB coach impacting young men on/off the field

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 105:45

    George Whitfield Jr is the most well-known private quarterback coach in the history of the profession, as he fundamentally created the profession and took it to unprecedented heights. He has appeared on ESPN's College Gameday and every other sports media platform. He has trained the likes of Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Jameis Winston, Johnny Manziel, Ben Rothlisberger and countless others. As an Elite 11 coach, he and Yogi have known each other for over a decade. But George has much more depth to him than seen on television or on a field. He shared that this summer during the Elite 11, as he educated our staff and players on the topic of racism in this country by urging others to get to know what each others ‘Kitchen Tables' were like. It was a presentation that Yogi had never seen in his 12 years at Elite 11 and its impact will impact far beyond the field.This conversation will spark your next conversation, educate you on the private QB space, give a lens on George's life and much more. Follow @GeorgeWhitfieldJr on social media and for more conversations around the humanity in sports follow @YogiRoth and subscribe to the How Great Is Ball newsletter at www.YogiRoth.com.

    Kevin Carroll: award-winning storyteller discusses the 'power in the pause' during COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2020 51:10

    Kevin Carroll, storyteller extraordinaire, is a creative catalyst for millions around the globe. A former member of the military, head athletic trainer in the NBA, Nike executive who was called ‘The Mayor of Nike' by Phil Knight joined The Yogi Roth show. An award-winning speaker and author joins the podcast for the second time. These two close friends discuss COVID-19, his new series Kataglyphs (a limited series about his life and the power of play), finding creativity amid this pandemic and more.If you're seeking to reignite yourself during these times listen to this episode.Also, be sure to explore Kevin's recent book, ‘A Kids Book About Belonging' and his award winning book The Rules of the Red Rubber Ball.Find his content at http://kataglyphs.com/ or http://kevincarrollkatalyst.com/ and follow him on social media @kckatalyst.Follow @YogiRoth or visit www.YogiRoth.com for more conversations around sports and humanity.

    Dr. Michael Gervais & Yogi Roth address Elite 11 QBs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2020 37:47

    Dr. Michael Gervais joins Yogi Roth to share insights for the 2020 Elite 11 Quarterback class. The worlds leading high performance psychologist recently released his book, Compete to Create, with Pete Carroll on Audible and hosts his own podcast, Finding Mastery. The Seattle Seahawks high performance psychologist can be found on social media @MichaelGervais & for more episodes of The Yogi Roth Show visit www.YogiRoth.com.

    Quincy Avery: from Homeless to Elite QB Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2020 46:21

    Quincy Avery, an Elite 11 QB coach and one of the most successful quarterback trainers in the sport. He has trained Deshaun Watson, Dwayne Haskins, Jalen Hurts and many more. This episode tells the story of how Quincy went from being homeless to being a trainer for first round draft picks, 5-Star QBs and those who dream to play QB at a high level. He now runs his own Quarterback training business and helps athletes from all across the country fulfill their dream of playing college and pro football. Listen to the full episode to hear his incredible story. Visit https://qbtakeover.com or follow @Quincy_Avery to learn more about him and his journey. Visit www.yogiroth.com or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity intersect among high performers.

    Jordan Palmer: training Joe Burrow, his QB journey & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2020 59:24

    Esteemed quarterback coach Jordan Palmer, who has prepared top draft picks Joe Burrow, Sam Darnold and more heading into the NFL Draft joins The Yogi Roth Show. Jordan is one of the top QB trainers in that profession and has trained many household football names such as Super Bowl Champion Patrick Mahomes, Kyle Allen, Jarrett Stidham, Josh Allen and others. He and Yogi met during the Elite 11 quarterback camp in 2009 and have been friends and Elite 11 coaches since then.Jordan delves into his upbringing as a child as the younger brother of Carson Palmer, why he started as a coach and Bob Johnson's impact on him, what he enjoys most training the most elite position in sports and much more. He also brings unique insight into Joe Burrow, the likely #1 overall draft pick, as well the growth of Steven Montez from Colorado. Their conversation is dedicated to Brock McNown, who at the time of this conversation was in a hospital competing against cancer during COVID-19 and has recently been released from the hospital. Follow his journey on Instagram @BrockMcnown12 and be sure to support NEGU, an amazing organization encouraging kids fighting cancer to Never Ever Give Up at https://negu.org/.Follow Jordan on Instagram @JordanPalmer and visit his camp website www.QBSummit.com. For more conversations about humanity and sports visit www.YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth on all social media.

    Brennan Carroll: Pitt to Seahawks & everything in between.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2020 51:05

    Brennan Carroll, currently the Seattle Seahawks Run Game Coordinator, was a tight end at the University of Pittsburgh at the same time as Yogi. In the second episode of the limited series ‘Catching Up' with former teammates, Yogi and Brennan, or ‘BC,' discuss their time at Pitt, Brennan's coaching journey to USC, Miami and the NFL, what he learned from his father, Pete, and the inner workings of the Seahawks during COVID-19 amid the NFL Draft.Brennan, who was the recruiting coordinator and Tight Ends coach at USC, as well as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Miami, has tremendous experience and intellect in leadership, offensive football and is also on Yogi's short list of future head coaches in major college football.Follow @brennanpcarroll on Twitter and for more conversations around sports and humanity follow @YogiRoth on all social media and for his YouTube conversations visit https://www.youtube.com/user/yogiroth or for past conversations visit www.YogiRoth.com. #HowGreatIsBall #Hail2Pitt #CollegeFootball

    Lousaka Polite: Catching up with a Pitt teammate/NFL FB

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2020 53:26


    Lousaka Polite, a former 3-time captain at Pitt and Yogi's teammate, as well as an NFL fullback for almost a decade joins THE YOGI ROTH SHOW where these longtime friends catch up during COVID-19.They go down memory lane at Pitt: discussing their epic win over Virginia Tech, a loss at Miami and the lessons they learned while Panthers. Furthermore, Lousaka's role now at Pitt is Assistant Athletic Director of Varsity Letter Club and Mentorship where he impacts current and past student-athletes.If you want to sit back and enjoy memory lane or get inspired by Lousaka, who was coached by Walt Harris, Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick and others, this is a great listen.Follow @YogiRoth on all social media and for his YouTube conversations visit https://www.youtube.com/user/yogiroth or for past conversations visit www.YogiRoth.com.#HowGreatIsBall #Hail2Pitt


    Ashley Adamson: Oregon Hoops, Sabrina Ionescu & Pete Carroll's poise

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2020 33:42

    In TED & YOGI's PAC-12 ADVENTURE and shared on THE YOGI ROTH SHOW podcast/vlog, guest Ashley Adamson joins Yogi to share her current reality during the Coronavirus pandemic. She also takes us inside the Oregon Women's Basketball program and how Sabrina Ionescu impacted her over the last few months. They also share Stories about Sabrina and Pete Carroll from the Pac-12 Archives, a new digital series Yogi & Ted are creating on YouTube, where they each share a story from their Pac-8, Pac-10 or Pac-12 memory. Be sure to follow them on social media, YouTube and more. Links below! Listen to TED & YOGI's PAC-12 ADVENTURE: https://apple.co/3dhctu8SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/yogiroth EDITED by Ravi Roth PRODUCED by Ravi Round The World CONNECT WITH TED: +INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tedjrob49 +TWITTER: https://twitter.com/@tedjrobinson +FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TedRobinsonO... CONNECT WITH YOGI : +INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/YogiRoth +TWITTER: https://twitter.com/YogiRoth+FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/YogiRoth+ WEBSITE: http://YogiRoth.com #pac12 #collegefootball #football #HowGreatIsBallCONNECT WITH ASHLEY : +TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AdamsonAshley

    Mike Yam: on Coronavirus & Pac-12 Tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2020 43:43

    Mike Yam, host on the Pac-12 Networks, joins The Yogi Roth Show to discuss the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas and how the Coronavirus impacted the tournament. Mike was hosting the Pac-12 Networks coverage, as COVID-19 influenced the sports world in a way that no one predicted. His insight and conversation with Yogi takes us inside 48 hours in Las Vegas.Follow @Mike_Yam on all social media platforms and for more conversations that intersect sports and humanity follow @YogiRoth or visit www.YogiRoth.com as Season 5, 'How Great Is Ball,' continues.

    Magician Harris The III: Mastering Your Craft & Choosing Wonder Over Worry

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2020 63:01

    Similar to an athlete, magician Harris The III didn't become elite at his craft overnight. It took him years of practice, imagination, and grit while finding joy in his work to find purpose and success. The Illusionist, Keynote Speaker, and Entrepreneur helps people and teams harness the power of wonder to innovate and think in new ways. As Harris says, "Worry is a misuse of the imagination." Listen to the full episode to learn about the power of storytelling, creativity, and how Harris teaches people and leaders to crush cynicism. Check out harrisiii.com and @HarrisIII on social for more.Visit YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers. 

    A College Football Legend: Tony Franklin on Coaching, Impacting Young Players, and Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2020 45:46

    Tony Franklin is an offensive mastermind when it comes to the game of college football. He currently serves as the OC for Middle Tennessee State and has been the OC at Cal, Auburn, Kentucky, Troy, and Louisiana Tech. Coach Franklin has earned his superb reputation as his offenses have ranked in the nation's top 10 for several different years in passing, total offense and scoring. As a Division I football coach, he and his teams have participated in 9 Bowl games. Six quarterbacks of his quarterbacks he coached were named Player of the Year. He also coached and mentored the 2016 #1 NFL Draft Pick, Jared Goff. Listen to the full episode to hear his story. Visit https://tonyfranklinfootball.com/ to learn more about the Tony Franklin Offense and his journey.Visit YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers. 

    Jon Gordon: Best-Selling Author & Keynote Speaker on Positivity & His Word of The Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2020 45:25


    Jon Gordon's best-selling books and Keynote speeches have inspired readers, athletes, and companies around the world. His principals and strategies are impacting Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, universities and more. He is the author of 20 books including The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership and The Power of a Positive Team. Listen to the entire episode to be inspired by Jon and Yogi's conversation and cultivate a positive mindset for 2020 as you choose your word of the year. Check out JonGordon.com and GetOneWord.com for more on Jon's story.Visit YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers. The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com and use the code Yogi20 for 20% off.


    Live: Rose Bowl Preview Special with Yogi Roth, Ashley Adamson and Mike Hall

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2019 29:45

    Yogi Roth and Ashley Adamson are live at the Rose bowl for media day as they preview "The Granddaddy Of Them All." They talk about Justin Herbert's touching video tribute and what Mario Cristobal has done with the Oregon Ducks program. The Big 10 Network's Mike Hall also stops by to breakdown the Wisconsin badgers. The three broadcasters give their insight and explain what the entire Rose Bowl experience is really like. Visit YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers. The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans and cold-brewed coffee.

    SEC Network Broadcaster Peter Burns: His Journey to Becoming a Broadcaster & SEC vs Pac-12 Conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2019 49:01

    Peter Burns and Yogi Roth talk about the state of college football, the comparison of the SEC and Pac-12 conferences, and the College Football Playoff. Burns has been an SEC Network Host for ESPN since 2014, regularly hosting the news and information show, SEC Now. Burns also travels around the SEC to cover live events across all sports as he has hosted SEC Now at the NCAA Men's and Women's College World Series, SEC Baseball and Women's Basketball Tournaments, Final Four and the SEC Men's and Women's Golf Tournaments. Burns regularly appears on The Paul Finebaum Show, College Football Live and SportsCenter. Burns is originally from Baton Rouge and attended The University of Texas at San Antonio and St. Mary's University, where he was a Student-athlete on the golf team.Visit YogiRoth.com or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers. The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans and cold-brewed coffee or Cascara, the Hawaiian Coffee Fruit.

    Matt Hasselbeck: NFL QB and Broadcaster Shares His Journey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2019 49:33

    Matt Hasselbeck has gone from playing backyard football with Peyton and Eli Manning to throwing for 212 touchdown passes in 17 NFL seasons to broadcasting primetime College and NFL Football. Now he opens up about every part of his journey and where it has taken him on the latest episode of the Yogi Roth Show. Listen to this whole episode to hear this man's stories, teammates that shaped him, mentors, his love for football, and what he's chasing in life.Visit https://www.yogiroth.com/podcast/ or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers.The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans and cold-brewed coffee.

    LIVE: Ricky Williams on Striving for Greatness and Finding Purpose in Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2019 48:35

    Yes, you may know Ricky Williams as a Heisman Trophy-winning running back at the University of Texas in 1998 and the 5th overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft by Mike Ditka and the New Orleans Saints. He amassed over 10,000 yards and 66 touchdowns in his NFL career, was suspended multiple times after testing positive for marijuana and was given the nickname “Ricky Weirdo” at one point. What you may not know is the true story of Ricky Williams, as we take off the helmet and get the authentic version of this fascinating human. In this invigorating episode, Ricky talks about seeking the best version of ourselves and always improving. He may have pursued this avenue in a unique way, but it has been an inspirational path as he found his life's purpose after he retired from football. He still loves the game, but now he loves giving back to people and the game of football even more, whether that be coaching high school football or broadcasting games on the Longhorn Network. Ricky has traveled the globe since he hung up his cleats, and in the process, he has been able to connect with people from all walks of life and has used his platform to help others. As a player, Ricky struggled with injuries and pain, taking up to 8 Advil a day in college that eventually led to an ulcer at age 19. Ricky also struggled with social anxiety and clinical depression, and in this episode, he explains how he has been able to overcome and combat those issues. Ricky describes what he would do if he were in charge of the NFL's drug policy and what his teammates had to go through when dealing with constant pain. You can check out his newest endeavor, a herbal business he created with his wife called “Real Wellness.” Visit https://shoprw.life/ to learn more.Visit https://www.yogiroth.com/podcast/ or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers.The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans and cold-brewed coffee.

    Antonio Gates: Future Hall of Fame TE on Life Lessons and The Path to Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2019 49:58

    In front of a live audience, Yogi Roth sat down with future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates as they talked about his journey and successes as a record-setting tight end for the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers. Gates never played a down of college football, but he was a star basketball player at Kent State University, leading his team to the 2002 Elite Eight and averaging over 20 points per game in his senior season. After being told he was too short to play in the NBA, Gates garnered the interest of 19 NFL teams, and the rest is history. The eight-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro is recognized as one of the best undrafted free agents in NFL history.Gates describes how seeking trust, happiness and a “peace of mind” have been essential over the course of his career. Listen to the full episode to learn more about the journey and life lessons that took Gates from the basketball courts of Detroit to becoming the all-time leader in touchdown receptions among NFL tight ends. Visit https://www.yogiroth.com/podcast/ or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers.The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans and cold-brewed coffee.

    Rachel JOY Baribeau: ‘Changing the Narrative' in College Football & Beyond

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2019 57:03

    Rachel Baribeau has proven herself versatile not only as a sports reporter but as a catalyst for social change. She recognized that becoming the first female reporter to participate in a professional football training camp gave her unique insights into how women are regarded in the sports industry today. Then she gifted those insights back into the industry through her #ChangingtheNarrative movement, a carefully constructed initiative that teaches young male and females athletes how to use their platforms to improve how young women are treated both at universities and within society as a whole. The movement is opening countless doors for women across the country, thereby improving the national discourse in sports by adding valuable voices, and Baribeau is just getting started. Listen to the full episode to learn more about the life she's lived, and how it's allowed her to advance in her career and give back in so many ways.Visit https://www.yogiroth.com/podcast/ or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers. For more on Rachel, visit http://www.imchangingthenarrative.org/ and @RachelBaribeau on IG and Twitter. The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans and cold-brewed coffee.

    LIVE: Eric Dickerson, Curtis Conway, Bucky Brooks on importance of ‘Team'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2019 49:47

    In front of a live audience, Yogi Roth sat down with Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, former NFL WR Curtis Conway and former NFL player/scout & current NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks. They shared their unique journeys to becoming elite athletes and professionals and how the importance of ‘Team' was always more meaningful than their own individual statistics. This event was in collaboration with Nike and their new 11On camps around the nation, as over 400 high school athletes and 30 coaches were in attendance.Visit https://www.yogiroth.com/podcast/ or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers. Also, check out our guests @BuckyBrooks, @EricDickerson and @CurtisConway80 on Twitter. The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans, cold-brewed coffee or Cascara, the Hawaiian Coffee Fruit.

    Jedd Fisch: L.A. Rams Coach Has A Journey Unlike Any Other

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2019 53:54

    Jedd Fisch joined the Yogi Roth show and talked about his journey and where his coaching career has taken him. Fisch never played high school football but rather started as an all-state tennis player in New Jersey and utilized his grit and passion to get a job at Florida under Steve Spurrier. Fisch then watched his career take off as he has had coaching stops with the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, University of Minnesota, Seattle Seahawks under Pete Carroll, University of Miami, Jacksonville Jaguars, Michigan Wolverines, and the UCLA Bruins, where he became the interim head coach in 2017. He now finds himself as an assistant offensive coordinator with the LA Rams, working with the great offensive minds of Jared Goff, Sean McVay, and a deep coaching staff. Fisch is on the fast track to becoming a successful head coach and has some great stories that he experienced along the way.Visit https://www.yogiroth.com/podcast/ or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers.The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. It is grown on the volcanic mountain slopes of Hawaii where each coffee cherry is hand-picked at peak ripeness. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans, cold-brewed coffee or Cascara, the Hawaiian Coffee Fruit.

    Oregon State Beavers: Head Coach Jonathan Smith on Bringing The Beavers Back to Prominence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2019 21:22


    The Yogi Roth Show: How Great Is Ball Training Camp Tour visits the Oregon State Beavers. Jonathan Smith has gone from a record-setting QB at Oregon State to a QB coach with the Washington Huskies and now the Beavers head coach and leader. He joined the podcast and went down memory lane as he shares his plan to build his beloved program back to prominence. Visit https://www.yogiroth.com/podcast/ or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes about college football and how sport and humanity are a huge element of high performers.The Yogi Roth Show continues to partner with Kona Red coffee where they source some of the rarest, most sought after coffee in the world. It is grown on the volcanic mountain slopes of Hawaii where each coffee cherry is hand-picked at peak ripeness. Be sure to check out www.KonaRed.com, where you can learn about their premium coffee beans, cold-brewed coffee or Cascara, the Hawaiian Coffee Fruit.


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