The Solid Verbal - College Football Podcast
Summary: America's College Football Podcast. Because you don't just love college football, you live it.
Ty and Dan kick off their 2021 college football previews by doing a deep dive of the ACC Atlantic, the teams from the former AAC East, and Notre Dame. Is Clemson's quarterback depth an issue? What does the Jack Coan era look like at Notre Dame? How close is Mike Norvell to righting the Florida State program? How excited is too excited about Boston College and Phil Jurkovec? Is this the year NC State finally breaks through? Are people sleeping on Wake Forest? Will Louisville stop turning the ball over this season? And what's the deal with Dino Babers?
Before jumping into conference previews, Ty and Dan pause for a moment of reflection and discuss the items on their college football wishlist for the upcoming 2021 season. Can McKenzie Milton regain his old form? Will another Coastal Carolina emerge? Can Oregon vault the Pac-12 into championship contention with a win over Ohio State. Plus, an awkward conversation about SkiErgs, gray hair, and more.
Ty and Dan pull back the curtain and make a handful of major announcements that are sure to animate the Verballerhood. Plus, another deep dive into an overflowing inbox, featuring questions about Nick Saban's eventual replacement at Alabama, LSU's benefit-of-the-doubt, bachelor party college football matchups, Shohei Ohtani, and much more.
Ty and Dan field questions from the Verballerhood on which teams will be most affected by their schedules in 2021, the ideal combination of Saturday college football things, very specific TCU and Kansas State musings, Group of Five standouts, unorthodox game venues, and much more. Plus, a candid discussion about the best Summer Olympics events for moderately athletic people.
Ty and Dan touch base with ESPN's Bill Connelly to get an early look at what the numbers are saying about the 2021 college football season. Also, how seriously should college football fans take the statistics that came out of the 2020 Covid season?
Ty and Dan take a look at way-too-early point spreads for some of the biggest games on the 2021 college football schedule and make their gut reaction picks.
Ty and Dan discuss the major news of the day as NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) rules are adopted, at long last, by the NCAA and all student athletes are immediately eligible to profit from their likenesses. With help from Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated and Michael Felder of Stadium and the Hand in the Dirt Podcast, they discuss how NIL will impact college football, how the NCAA was forced into action, how schools might lean into the new rules, how the open market will react to college athletes as brands, and much more.
Ty and Dan ponder the answers to ten important questions, ranging from the true No. 1 team this fall to the programs best positioned to take a big jump. Why is LSU's opening game at UCLA so tricky? What's a realistic expectation for Steve Sarkisian in Year One at Texas? And which new coaches aren't going to work out? Plus, digital sabbaticals and recruitment by snack food.
Ty (representing TCU) and Dan (representing Oklahoma State) spar for the services of an imaginary wide receiver recruit by highlighting the advantages of both programs.
Ty and Dan hop in the time machine and go back to the early years of the four-team playoff and talk through how an expanded, 12-team model would've changed the dynamics. Plus, which teams were the "jumpers" that prove how the new format could actually mean more late season drama.
Ty and Dan enter the virtual recruiting arena and compete for the services of Chase Chase, a make-believe edge rusher from suburban Chicago with ideal size, speed and strength, and his pick of Big Ten schools for his college experience. Ty recruits on behalf of Ohio State; Dan on behalf of Michigan.
Ty and Dan react to the news that the College Football Playoff may be on the verge of expanding to 12 teams, with a system that rewards the six highest ranked conference champions and six at-large teams. Who are the winners and losers? What are the lingering questions? And would this proposal be good for the sport?
Ty and Dan try their luck at recruiting Gunner Simpson, a fictitious, five-star quarterback recruit from suburban Atlanta. Ty makes the case for Georgia; Dan pitches Alabama. The Verballerhood will decide who presented the most persuasive case for their respective SEC powerhouse.
Ty and Dan immerse themselves in an overflowing inbox of college football questions, ranging from the plan after Jim Harbaugh to possible losses for Ohio State and Clemson to teams swapping conferences. Plus, Dan's adventures as a cheese smuggler.
Ty, Dan and a trusted panel of Verballers turn the page on 2020, discuss what lessons they learned, and forge ahead into a (hopefully) more normal 2021.