The Solid Verbal - College Football Podcast
Summary: America’s College Football Podcast since 2008. Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein help you navigate the college football season with three episodes every week, featuring recaps, previews, picks and all the latest headlines. Listen along with thousands of Verballers around the globe, as Ty and Dan put their unique spin and sound on college football.
Ty and Dan continue previewing the 2023 college football season by breaking down the 29 most fascinating parts of the Big 12.
With news that the Colorado Buffaloes will be leaving the Pac-12 and joining back up with the Big 12 in 2024, Ty and Dan discuss the implications of the move in the short- and long-terms.
2023 Pac-12 Preview: The 23 Most Fascinating Things About The Pac-12
Ty and Dan inspect the wonderful Twitter feed of Message Board Genuises (@BoardGeniuses) and examine the most outrageous fan takes in the buildup to the 2023 college football season. Is it time for Marcus Freeman to be fired? Is a Quinn Ewers fundraiser a secret sting operation? Is it too late for Oklahoma to unjoin the SEC? Is it acceptable to spread a loved one's ashes at Doak Campbell Stadium?
Ty checks in with Matt Brown from the Extra Points Newsletter to get the latest information on the upcoming release of EA Sports College Football, the firing of Pat Fitzgerald, the squabble between San Diego State and the Mountain West Conference, the NCAA's push for federal NIL legislation, and more.
Ty and Dan react to the breaking news that Pat Fitzgerald has been fired by Northwestern. Plus, a pre-recorded conversation with Rodger Sherman of The Ringer, detailing the contours of the Wildcat football program, its power structures, the influential people that make it tick, and more.
Ty and Dan take a look at teams that went 7-5 last season and examine whether each is a "flex" or "flop" moving forward. Where do you stand on the longer term outlooks for Kentucky, Louisville, Washington State, Houston, Wake Forest and Syracuse?
Ty and Dan march into the long weekend with a free-flowing, July 4th-themed look at the college football world, picking out the Sams and Bills most likely to create fireworks this fall, the most imposing Eagles in the sport, the best red and blue uniforms, and much more. Plus, hot takes about amateur fireworks displays, creative cookout strategies and more.
The Athletic's Ari Wasserman joins the show to talk Texas-to-the-College Football Playoff, Penn State/Michigan/Ohio State Big Ten hierarchy, Tennessee postseason dreams, Notre Dame and Marcus Freeman's Dunzo or Not Dunzo-ness, the difficulty in explaining our magical sport to outsiders, Drake Maye vs. Caleb Williams, and more!
Ty and Dan take turns pitching the future prospects of USC, UCLA, Texas, and Oklahoma to a pool of sharks -- err, Sarks -- and discuss why they should invest emotional energy as each team's path gets significantly more difficult in 2024 with conference allegiances switching to either the Big Ten or SEC. Featuring Andy Staples as a guest Sark.
Ty and Dan cycle back through the latest college football news, including the Big Ten and SEC schedule releases for 2024, 2025 and beyond, the persistent rumors about San Diego State's exit from the Mountain West, Jack Swarbrick's move away from Notre Dame, USF's new stadium and more.
Ty and Dan talk through an imaginary college football universe as a quixotic billionaire tries to influence the sport that he loves and, ultimately, fails.
Ty and Dan open up a mailbag rife with curiosity over this year's TCU, potentially shocking College Football Playoff non-qualifiers, a hypothetical pause button amid nonstop conference realignment over the last decade, an honest conversation about the future of the Group of 5 and much more. Plus, aesthetically pleasing game styles, the effect of new clock rules, tips for ditching your friends on Saturday, and the best way to earn proactive, yet passive, income in college football
Ty and Dan pick out 12 of the most interesting Group of Five teams and evaluate their schedules for the 2023 college football season. Does Tulane still have the inside track on the American, or can UTSA spoil a repeat title run? Is this finally the year for Toledo? Can Boise State survive a tough September? Is Troy set up for a repeat in the Sun Belt? Plus, Dan sounds off on the SEC's (temporary) extension of its eight-game conference schedules going into 2024.
Ty and Dan walk through the scheduling for the upcoming 2023 Big 12 football season. What does TCU's path look like in Year 2 under Sonny Dykes? Can Oklahoma go undefeated? Why Kansas State and Oklahoma State have the best two schedules in the conference. How will newcomers BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF adjust to harder schedules? Is Baylor the ultimate tweener team? Is Texas finally... back?