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Lon and Derek player audio from Doug Kramer and Chase Brown, reacting to Bret Bielema's comments yesterday. Later, Trevor joins the guys to dive into KenPom's preseason top 10 teams.
In the last hour, Laurence Holmes was joined by Score writer Cam Ellis to break down the Bears' 24-14 loss to the Packers on Sunday, Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers' smack talk and how Chicago rookie quarterback Justin Fields' growth affects the entire offense. Later, Pete Fiutak of College Football News joined the show to discuss the drama at LSU, as coach Ed Orgeron will step aside at season's end. Who could replace him? Fiutak also discussed Iowa's potential path to the College Football Playoff and Illinois coach Bret Bielema's criticism of the roster he inherited. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels to discuss the Bears' offensive struggles and what he has seen from rookie quarterback Justin Fields. After that, fantasy football expert Paul Charchian of GuillotineLeagues.com joined the show to share his must-add players on the waiver wire this week. Later, Bernstein and Rahimi listened and reacted to Illinois football coach Bret Bielema's comments regarding his team's lack of talent. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jonas, Brady and LaVar give their insight into the Titans stuffing Josh Allen on the QB sneak in order to beat the Bills, 34-31 on Monday Night Football. They debate whether or not Derrick Henry is already a Hall of Famer. Jonas floats out the hypothetical: Would Russell Wilson rather win an MVP or a 2nd Super Bowl? Plus, Petros Papadakis from LA AM 570 talks Dodgers-Braves in the NLCS, Washington State firing Nick Rolovich for not getting vaccinated, Ed Orgeron parting ways with LSU and Bret Bielema throwing his roster under the bus. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jonas, Brady and LaVar applaud Jimbo Fisher for his response to the LSU coaching job. LaVar gives his pitch to James Franklin to stay at Penn State. Bret Bielema throws his roster under the bus so will they play for him next week vs Penn State? Plus, Jonas takes a victory lap on the Prop Bet Monster recap, after the replay of the Music City Miracle on Monday Night Football. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jonas, Brady and LaVar recap the Titans stuffing Josh Allen for the win on Monday Night Football. They debate whether or not Derrick Henry is already a Hall of Famer. Petros Papadakis from LA AM 570 talks Dodgers-Braves in the NLCS, Washington State firing Nick Rolovich for not getting vaccinated, Ed Orgeron parting ways with LSU and Bret Bielema throwing his roster under the bus. Plus, the Red Sox are on fire and drama in the NHL on The Scraps. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mike Carpenter is all-too-ready to turn the page from football to basketball. He discusses Illinois' Kenpom and AP rankings, and how Brad Underwood's squad stacks up to other elite Big Ten opponents. Later, he parses through Bret Bielema's damning words about roster depth, and why this means yet another extended rebuild for Illini football.
Lon and Derek talk more about Bret Bielema's comments at his press conference, and then chat about Illinois being ranked 11th in the first AP Poll. Later, hear from former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, who gets emotional when talking about his career in St. Louis.
J Leman joins Lon and Derek after Illinois' bye week, and talk about the strong comments Bret Bielema made at today's press conference, and how Illinois can address their many needs this upcoming offseason.
Lon and Derek look big picture at Bret Bielema's rebuild task at Illinois and what can be accomplished in the transfer portal this offseason. Later, the guys talk about Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears coming off their win at Las Vegas.
Bret Bielema did not get his revenge on Wisconsin. Instead, the Badgers shutout his offense and handed Illinois a 24-0 loss on their home field. We discuss the game, the defense, Braelon Allen, and more (including the developing Jalen Berger story). Welcome back, and thank you for listening. On Wisconsin. Listen to Season 1 of Badgers & Friends on Spotify and Apple Podcasts featuring Adam Bay, Garrett Groshek, Adam Krumholz, Nick Herbig, Faion Hicks, Keeanu Benton, Joe Schobert, Scott Nelson, Logan Bruss, Jon Chenal, Hayden Rucci, & Collin Larsh. Just search "IKE Badgers Podcast" Season 2 just dropped its first episode with Raiders Captain and Full-back Alec Ingold. Out every Wednesday. Want to support the show? - Subscribe today and tell a friend! The #1 rated Badgers Podcast on the Apple Podcasts Platform. Follow IKE Badgers on Twitter: @IKE_Badgers @welcometoike
Welcome back! In today's episode, Coach Riley touches on the Wisconsin - Michigan game and previews the Wisconsin - Illinois matchup. Can the Badgers beat former head coach Bret Bielema? Join the conversation and let us know what you think. Want to support the show? - Subscribe today, leave a 5-star review, and tell a friend! That is the #1 way to help us grow. Looking for more content? Listen to Season 1 of Badgers & Friends on Spotify and Apple Podcasts featuring Adam Bay, Garrett Groshek, Adam Krumholz, Nick Herbig, Faion Hicks, Keeanu Benton, Joe Schobert, Scott Nelson, Logan Bruss, Jon Chenal, Hayden Rucci, & Collin Larsh. Just search "IKE Badgers Podcast" Season 2 just dropped its first episode with Raiders Captain and Full-back Alec Ingold. Out every Wednesday. Follow IKE Badgers on Twitter: @IKE_Badgers Follow Coach Riley on Twitter: @BadgersRiley The #1 rated Badgers Podcast on the Apple Podcasts Platform. @welcometoike
Bret Bielema's Illini are presented with a big opportunity against his old team. Mike Carpenter discusses what it will take to beat Wisconsin, and what a win like that would do for the program and fan base. Also, a quick bit of uniform talk (goodbye, Grey Ghosts) and a look at some dates and times for Illinois basketball.
As if it couldn't get any worse, it did. Michigan came into Madison and pummelled the Wisconsin Badgers 38-17 on their home turf, sending QB Graham Mertz to the hospital in the process. In today's episode, we go off. There needs to be accountability and we dive into what needs to be done, because this ship is sinking. Believe it or not, the Badgers are off to their worst start in 30 years... We discuss the game and what's next for the Badgers. Welcome back, and thank you for listening. On Wisconsin. Listen to Season 1 of Badgers & Friends on Spotify and Apple Podcasts featuring Adam Bay, Garrett Groshek, Adam Krumholz, Nick Herbig, Faion Hicks, Keeanu Benton, Joe Schobert, Scott Nelson, Logan Bruss, Jon Chenal, Hayden Rucci, & Collin Larsh. Just search "IKE Badgers Podcast" Season 2 just dropped its first episode with Raiders Captain and Full-back Alec Ingold. Out every Wednesday. Want to support the show? - Subscribe today and tell a friend! The #1 rated Badgers Podcast on the Apple Podcasts Platform. Follow IKE Badgers on Twitter: @IKE_Badgers @welcometoike
Illinois football gets off the schneid with a 24-14 win over Charlotte, setting up an intriguing Homecoming matchup against Bret Bielema's former team. Mike Carpenter reacts to the good (defense, running game) and bad (QB play), and what it would take to pull off another upset against Wisconsin. Also, he discusses Illini basketball media day and why this team will meet its sky-high expectations.
Lon and Derek react to audio from Illini football coaches Bret Bielema, Tony Petersen and Ryan Walters, as they prepare for Charlotte this weekend in Champaign.
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner chats with former Illinois All-American linebacker J Leman about Illinois football's 13-9 loss at Purdue. Following four straight losses, the guys start with the positives, including the improvement with Ryan Walters' defense and a breakout performance from Josh McCray. Then Leman discusses whether Illinois needs to make a quarterback change after the offense failed to score a touchdown in Brandon Peters' second straight full game and his thoughts on Bret Bielema's decision to punt on 4th-and-2 from the Purdue 34 just before Purdue took the lead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marlee Wierda and Andy Olson break down Illinois' 13-9 loss to Purdue, and where it all went wrong for the Illini. They discuss Bret Bielema's decision to punt on 4th & 2, which yielded the same result after a similar decision against Maryland. Hear from Bielema on that call, plus more on Josh McCray's career day, an improved secondary, and more.
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner reacts to Illinois football blowing another late lead in a 13-9 loss to Purdue. He dissects Bret Bielema's reasoning for a decision that again backfired, punting from the Purdue 34 on a 4th-and-2 midway through the fourth quarter. He then discusses another good week by the defense ruined by an offense that has one bright spot (Josh McCray!) but is full of issues otherwise. He then discusses the missed opportunities the last two weeks represent for Bielema's program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lon and Derek discuss the opportunity Justin Fields has in front of him if Andy Dalton is unable to play this weekend, and then hear new audio from Illini football coach Bret Bielema, who previews Purdue and recaps Maryland.
Friday night's loss to the Maryland Terrapins stings even worse after the dust has settled, and Mike Carpenter analyzes the micro and macro from Illinois' third straight loss. He discusses the 4th and 1, the worst offensive series of downs ever, Brandon Peters, Tony Petersen, and Bret Bielema.
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner catches up with Illinois football great Arrelious Benn, who is returning to the UI campus for the first time since entering the NFL. Benn discusses his thoughts on returning to campus, first-year Illini coach Bret Bielema, seeing his former Illini coaches Mike Locksley and Ron Zook on the Maryland sideline. Then Benn discusses why he picked Illinois over college football powerhouses, how that impacted him, his highs and lows during his Illini and NFL career, plus his post-playing career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lon and Derek talk about the Cardinals being back in the postseason picture after another big win over the Mets, and Derek gives recruiting updates on some Illini basketball targets. Later, the guys hear new presser audio from Bret Bielema.
Andy Olson and Marlee Wierda breakdown Illinois Football's road loss to Virginia, making the first losing streak under Bret Bielema. They talk Art Sitkowski being forced to pass 45 times, the secondary having fits with Virginia's Armstrong, and eye-catching running performances from Chase Brown and Josh McCray.
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner and Joey Wagner react to Illinois football's 42-14 loss at Virginia. The guys discuss the biggest issues from a putrid defensive effort and whether Tony Petersen will be able to find the Illini's offensive identity. The guys also talk big-picture about what two disappointing losses mean for Bret Bielema and his efforts to turn around his first season and this struggling football program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Another great show - and now it's hour 2! Voice of the Fighting Illini Brian Barnhart stops in and talks with the Guys about this year's Illini football team, his early impression of new head coach Bret Bielema, and his all-time favorite Illini football game that he covered. The Guys break down the upcoming Illini basketball schedule, now that the Big Ten has released the slate of conference games A Virginia insider gives his take on Saturday's game and it turns out not all Cavaliers are comfortable predicting a Virginia victory. Plus we'll hear from coach Bielema, IlliniGuys Football Analyst Matt Stevens on what to expect Saturday in Charlottesville, and IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting Kedric Prince on the latest in the search for a big man in the Class of 2022 basketball class. See where you can listen to the Illini Guys Sports Spectacular if you live in the state of IL: Radio - IlliniGuys.com Whether you live in Champaign or Chicago, halfway across the US or halfway across the world, IlliniGuys.com keeps you in the know. Home page - IlliniGuys.com
Another great show! Voice of the Fighting Illini Brian Barnhart stops in and talks with the Guys about this year's Illini football team, his early impression of new head coach Bret Bielema, and his all-time favorite Illini football game that he covered. The Guys break down the upcoming Illini basketball schedule, now that the Big Ten has released the slate of conference games A Virginia insider gives his take on Saturday's game and it turns out not all Cavaliers are comfortable predicting a Virginia victory. Plus we'll hear from coach Bielema, IlliniGuys Football Analyst Matt Stevens on what to expect Saturday in Charlottesville, and IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting Kedric Prince on the latest in the search for a big man in the Class of 2022 basketball class. See where you can listen to the Illini Guys Sports Spectacular if you live in the state of IL: Radio - IlliniGuys.com Whether you live in Champaign or Chicago, halfway across the US or halfway across the world, IlliniGuys.com keeps you in the know. Home page - IlliniGuys.com
Lon and Derek hear new audio from Bret Bielema updating the latest on injuries prior to this weekend's Virginia game. Later, Trevor joins the guys for a full slate of betting picks with the NFL kicking off this weekend.
It was a trap after all. The Illini dropped their second game of the season to UTSA in front of 33,000 fans, effectively ending the honeymoon period for Bret Bielema's tenure. Mike Carpenter discusses why he wasn't surprised or particularly angry, and his concerns about the rest of the season and what it will take for Illinois fans to get invested again.
Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner catches up with Illini Inquirer alum Isaac Trotter, who recently rejoined 247Sports on the national news desk. Trotter discusses his new gig and his initial impressions of the Bret Bielema era, including the season-opening win over Nebraska. The guys then break down their thoughts on the Big Ten leading into Week One, including teams they're buying, teams they're selling and coaches on the hot seat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chris Landry is back! He starts by talking about the disaster that was last Saturday for Scott Frost and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He also talks about UCLA's impressive performance in Chip Kelly's 2021 debut. We get a quick preview of week one's games. Plus, we get Chris Landry's take on the most recent round of NFL roster cuts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bret Bielema's Illini look to put the Nebraska win in the rearview mirror ahead of a Saturday night tilt against UTSA. Mike Carpenter ponders if it's really a "trap" game, discusses a possible QB controversy with Sitkowski and Peters, and struggles to find any major missteps in Bielema's first 9 months on the job.
In the last hour, Anthony Herron talked to University of Illinois Head Football coach Bret Bielema about their big win vs Nebraska in Champaign. Later, Mark Grote came on to discuss the Bears cuts as they were happening on Cutdown day See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chuck opens the show by talking about Zeb Noland being named the starting quarterback at South Carolina and what it means. He then reacts to something Manny Diaz said about Alabama. Dan Mathews believes that Nick Saban has needed to come up with rat poison for this season. We are glad to have Dave Bartoo of CFB Matrix back for his weekly visit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Scott Frost and Nebraska lose to Bret Bielema and Illinois. How bad is the outlook in Lincoln? Hudson Card wins the Texas QB competition. Bruce is covering LSU @ UCLA this Saturday in the Rose Bowl. Ohio State kicks off the season vs. Minnesota on Thursday night. The guys will be back later this week to discuss more week 1 matchups. Plus, the almost unbelievable story about ESPN getting scammed into broadcasting a high school football game between IMG Academy and Bishop Sycamore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Illinois and Bret Bielema stunned Nebraska on Saturday to give us the season's first fresh talking point: Scott Frost really might not be long for Lincoln. Elsewhere, UCLA steamrolled Hawaii — but where were all the fans? — and UConn made another argument to be the worst team in FBS. Host: Trey Scott Guest: Carl Reed Follow or Subscribe to The College Football Daily on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Find the 247Sports podcast for your favorite team here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On Episode 142: -We recap Week 0 =Hurricane Ida...prayers go out to any listeners affected! -Nebraska...Scott Frost...Adrian Martinez....YIKES -Should we be surprised by Bret Bielema! -Scott Frost is on the hot seat? -Brandon has a Nebraska take -Is Auburn the next Nebraska? -Does nobody care about CFB out west? -All the great players leave Cali -Brandon debuts the WATCH OUT list! -Jack and Kayce fight over UConn and Texas A&M -Roughnecks hot take tweets! -Katie is FRIGHTENED by a mouse. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Support us by supporting the brands that support our show. High Noon is our presenting sponsor. The Hard Seltzer is made with real vodka, real juice and sparkling water. They just released their Limited Edition Tropical 8 Pack with new flavors Mango and Passionfruit. Real vodka, real juice, for real fans just like us. Head over to your local liquor store and get some today. Peter Millar -Be sure to visit petermillar.com/ROUGHNESS for free shipping and a complimentary gift with your order. FTX - Buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and other top tokens with absolutely zero fees, and get a free coin with every trade over $10. https://ftx.com/en +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 0:00 Intro 8:50 Nebraska - Illinois 26:01 Brandon's Nebraska Take 32:49 California Doesn't Care About CFB? 48:19 UConn Football 53:55 YOU BETTER WATCH OUT List 1:03:46 Roughnecks HOT TAKES
It's finally game week, and college football season is back y'all! Chris & Tyler leave no stone unturned in this HUGE episode. First they recap Week 0, and why Nebraska will never be good again. The Big 10's electric start & human grizzly bear Bret Bielema back on the sidelines. Then they close out the 2021 Previews with a look around the country with a quick breakdown of every Power 5 conference outside of the SEC & even the Group of 5 teams as well. They touch on Contenders, Pretenders, Sleepers, and stars from the rest of the CFB world, and then close the show with their official 2021 season predictions for the SEC, CFP, Heisman Trophy, and National Championship. Who'd Tyler Pick for the natty? Was Marler a homer or professional? All of it is answered in this episode. Enjoy!
Andy, Ari Wasserman, and Chris Vannini react to Week 0's headlining games. According to Nebraska message boards, this season is just one long interview process for the program's next head coach following a disappointing season-opening loss to Illinois. Is Scott Frost, more or less, out the door? The trio takes recommendations from Huskers fans for the university's next head honcho. What is the complexion of the team as a whole, and what did Saturday's win say about Bret Bielema and his team? UCLA hogtied Hawaii defensively, only allowing 10 points in what was a 30+ point blowout. Is this a foreshadow of our UCLA-LSU bet, where eating an entire banana, peel and all, hangs in the balance? The guys grab their clipboards and other recruiting paraphernalia as they examine 247's talent composite. Which teams exceeded, and fell short of, our expectations? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Cover 3 crew recaps the biggest headlines from Saturday in college football. Chip Patterson, Tom Fornelli and Bud Elliott discuss Illinois' impressive win against Nebraska at home, what UCLA showed in its early-game efforts against Hawaii and what to take away from all the Week 0 games as we look ahead to the first big weekend of college football action. Topics include Scott Frost's hot seat, realistic expectations for the Fighting Illini under Bret Bielema and whether UCLA has answered all of the concerns regarding whether or not it's going to be a breakthrough team in 2021. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are days away from kickoff, and Mike Carpenter is ready for a triumphant start to the Bret Bielema era. He discusses how Nebraska has went from relatively lovable to exasperatingly annoying, and the path to victory on Saturday. Also, plenty of uniform talk (new helmets!) and a look back at the 2001 Big Ten Champions returning to campus this weekend.
On episode 140: Kayce's boxing injury? Brandon went to SummerSlam! NYC vs. Southern hurricanes Gatekeeping college football??? We need to rename Week 0 Brandon has a special call to action for the Roughnecks Week Zero Preview Is there any pressure on Bret Bielema?? 6 most important week 1 games The year of HOPE We are EXCITED for week 1's slate! What if Jack Mac was Alabama's OC last year? Heisman candidates who could FLOP Kayce brings back the 2-minute drill! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 0:00 Intro + Brandon SummerSlam 6:27 Hurricane Henri 9:12 Katie Gatekeeping CFB 16:44 Week 0 Preview 28:22 6 Most Important Games of Week 1 1:03:00 Heisman Contender Flops? 1:14:55 2-Minute Drill