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The Solid Verbal - College Football Podcast
Ty Hildenbrandt, Dan Rubenstein, College Football
America's College Football Podcast. Because you don't just love college football, you live it.
17 hours ago
2020 Big 12 Conference Preview
Ty and Dan get ready for the 2020 college football season by releasing their first conference preview and discussing the ins-and-outs of the Big 12. Is Oklahoma still the team to beat? How close is Texas to being back? Does Oklahoma State or Iowa State instill more confidence? What will Baylor look like under Dave Aranda? Is Gary Patterson past his prime? Does Kansas State improve on its surprise 2019 results? And which of Texas Tech, West Virginia and Kansas will be the conference cellar dweller? Links from the show: * Amid tenuous times, Big Ten reveals flexible 2020 football schedule * ACC Unveils 2020 Football Schedule * 2020 college football player opt outs * UConn becomes first FBS team to cancel football season because of coronavirus * Coaches Poll top 25: Clemson, Ohio State lead first college football rankings of 2020 season More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
1 hr 33 min
2 days ago
Ty and Dan field questions from the Verballerhood and discuss whether Notre Dame is technically "in" a conference, "foundational" program events, pandemic documentary ideas and more. Plus, a Pac-12-heavy news cycle and further hints at what the 2020 college football season might look like. Links from the show: * Pac-12 football players show unity, list demands in letter to conference * Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich tells WR Kassidy Woods joining unity group would create 'an issue' * Pac-12 approves 10-game, conference-only slate for football * Opted-out former Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley explains his concerns over coronavirus More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
1 hr 7 min
Jul 31, 2020
Notre Dame Joins the ACC?!
Ty and Dan circle the wagons and react to the news that the ACC is adding Notre Dame and expanding to 15-teams for the 2020 college football season. How will this affect the state of play in the ACC and impact the rest of the sport in the short and long term? Links from the show: * ACC sets 11-game fall football schedule, includes Notre Dame * SEC football moving toward conference-only 2020 schedule * Va. Tech CB Farley to opt out, prep for NFL draft * Texas looking at 25% attendance capacity for home football games in the fall, per interim university president * Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma agree to a new, six-year contract More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
Jul 29, 2020
The Sinful Seven with Richard Johnson
Ty and Dan chat with Richard Johnson about the upcoming release of The Sinful Seven: Sci-fi Western Legends of the NCAA, as well as the financial difficulties facing athletic programs amid ongoing uncertainties. Plus, Ohio State's plan for fans, the ACC's pending announcement, the Big 12's wait-and-see tactic, and Miami's new starting quarterback. Links from the show: * Pre-order The Sinful Seven: Sci-fi Western Legends of the NCAA * Emmert “concerned” about starting fall sports * Ohio State football attendance limited to 20 percent, face coverings required and no tailgating for 2020 * Miami names D’Eriq King starting QB * Big 12 presidents could wait two more weeks, maybe longer, before making fall sports decisions * Iowa State replaces Iowa with Ball State on schedule as Big 12 aims to play 12-game season in 2020 * Decision on ACC Football Could Come Soon More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
1 hr 5 min
Jul 24, 2020
The Washed List
Ty and Dan talk through the Pac-12's 10-game season model, Notre Dame's fall target, and much more. Plus, introducing The Solid Verbal's Washed List, a compilation the things that make you feel really old. Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. Links from the show: * Pac-12 finalizing 10-game conference-only schedule for 2020 college football season with delayed start * Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick: Start Later, Play 8-10 Games * Michigan State football stops workouts due to positive COVID-19 test * Toledo football coach Jason Candle tests positive for coronavirus, to self-isolate * Mack Brown, UNC staff to wear face shields, use sticks to socially distance during practices * Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke tells Senate that ACC schools unanimously oppose gambling on collegiate sports * West Virginia football team, D-coordinator Vic Koenning part ways More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
Jul 22, 2020
Ty and Dan run through California's decision to postpone high school sports in the fall, Texas's ambitious plan for fans, and more. Plus, a hypothetical look at the wacky ways college football could conduct a postseason. Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. Links from the show: * UC Berkeley to begin fall semester with remote instruction * California announces delay of high school football season until December 2020 or January 2021 * SWAC specifies plans for spring football season as part of fall sports postponement * Texas Longhorns aiming for 50% capacity at football games * Alabama AD shoots down Notre Dame as 2020 opponent, BYU reportedly targeted as Week 1 replacement * Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz aware of racial bias within program after 2018 internal investigation, per document More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
Jul 17, 2020
Could Notre Dame's season really be canceled?
Ty and Dan break down the latest news around college football as the NCAA tries to establish a testing protocol and smaller conferences postpone their fall seasons. Plus, Ty is joined by Pete Sampson from The Athletic to discuss the fun internet meme around Notre Dame's altered schedule, why the phone is ringing on Jack Swarbrick's hook, the prospects of a spring season, the hiring of Tommy Rees as offensive coordinator, and more! Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. Links from the show: * NCAA issues extended guidelines to help navigate return to fall sports during coronavirus pandemic * AAC announces COVID-19 testing protocols for football teams * MEAC suspends all fall sports for indefinite period * Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to focus on integrity of college sports, athletes' NIL rights * NCAA Division I Council adjusts bowl eligibility requirements for 2020 More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
Jul 15, 2020
College Football Bangers + Drum and Fife Strife
Ty and Dan discuss the Patriot League's decision to cancel fall sports, J.T. Daniels's immediate eligibility at Georgia, crazy projections at Iowa State and much more. Plus, a look at the toughest and most interesting five-game schedules in college football. Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. Links from the show: * Patriot League announces decisions surrounding fall season * Ex-USC QB J.T. Daniels has waiver to play at Georgia * Iowa State AD details significant financial ramifications of no college football season * Texas will keep 'Eyes of Texas' as alma mater, rename field after former Heisman Trophy winners * QB Shedeur Sanders, son of Deion Sanders, commits to Florida Atlantic More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
Jul 10, 2020
Late Breaking Conference News + The Most Drivable Season
Ty and Dan react to news that the Big Ten, and perhaps other conferences, will not be playing non-conference games this fall. Plus, the Ivy League's precedent, "pauses" at Ohio State and North Carolina, and major cuts at Stanford. And, amid an uncertain outlook, a proposal to make college football as drivable as possible. Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. Links from the show: * Ivy League scraps college football and fall sports for 2020, will evaluate feasibility of playing in spring * Big Ten football reduces season schedule to only conference games, maybe setting stage for others to follow * Ohio State Football Pauses Voluntary Workouts After Latest Coronavirus Test Results * UNC football pauses workouts after high number of positive COVID-19 tests among athletic teams * Stanford to cut 11 varsity sports, cites pandemic as breaking point * Wisconsin vs. Northwestern game scheduled for Wrigley Field relocated amid coronavirus complications More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
Jul 8, 2020
COVID-19 & College Football Season Contingencies
Ty and Dan have a conversation with The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach in light of her article about the Ivy League's significance amid growing uncertainty around a 2020 college football season. Is moving the season to spring a real possibility? What are administrators saying behind the scenes? With COVID-19 cases spiking, when can fans expect clarity from the powers-that-be? Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. Links from the show: * Ivy League’s impending decision could be a ‘big domino’ for college football More about The Solid Verbal: * About the Show * The Solid Verbal on Instagram * The Solid Verbal on Twitter * The Solid Verbal on Facebook * The Solid Verbal on YouTube
Jul 3, 2020
USC's season in doubt + July Q&A
Ty and Dan break down USC's move to an online semester and assess the ramifications for the 2020 college football season. Plus, a Verballer Q&A for the Fourth of July weekend. Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.
1 hr 10 min
Jul 1, 2020
College Football RPG
Ty and Dan walk through a choose-your-own-adventure arc while addressing some of college football's most pressing issues, from COVID-19 to conference realignment and players getting paid. Plus, a quick look at the news, featuring more uncertainty about the start of the 2020 college football season, more coronavirus cases at Clemson, a "pause" at Arizona, and Under Armour's sudden move away from UCLA and Cal. Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.
1 hr 20 min
Jun 26, 2020
How Will the 2020 College Football Season Look on TV?
Fox Sports’s Adam Amin joins the show to peel back the curtain on the details of what goes into a college football broadcast on networks like FOX, ESPN, CBS, and NBC in a “normal” year and how that looks to change during the 2020 college football season with safety protocols in place. Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.
1 hr 20 min
Jun 24, 2020
Blue Ship Draft
Ty and Dan examine Bud Elliott's Blue-Chip Ratio for 2020 and make their case for which teams are contenders and which are pretenders. Plus, more COVID-19 cases at Clemson, LSU, and Kansas State, a push for player protections at UCLA, and more.
1 hr 23 min
Jun 19, 2020
An Interview with Joe Moorhead, Oregon's new Offensive Coordinator
Ty and Dan connect to discuss the latest in college football’s very strange offseason, including COVID-19 testing during voluntary summer workouts, the Florida Gators dropping a popular chant, and scheduling news for the 2020 season and beyond. Plus, a chat with new Oregon Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead about coaching during a pandemic, his offseason philosophies, and how his approach to recruiting and scheme has evolved over the years. Listen to this episode on our website and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.
Jun 17, 2020
Chuba Hubbard confronts Mike Gundy, COVID Cases, and Third Year Coach Q&A
Ty and Dan discuss Chuba Hubbard's stand against Mike Gundy as well as new cases of COVID-19 at Alabama, Clemson, Texas and beyond. Plus, a prom-themed looked at third year head coaches going into the 2020 college football season.
1 hr 12 min
Jun 10, 2020
College Football Influencers
Ty and Dan examine the world of college football's social media influencers and chat with Derek Marckel, Michigan State's superstar Creative Director, and Hayes Fawcett, the graphic designer for the biggest recruits in the land. Plus, a quick look at the news of the last week.
1 hr 17 min
Jun 3, 2020
Justyn Ross, the COVID Testing Conundrum, and Verballer Q&A
Ty and Dan discuss the loss of Justyn Ross for the 2020 season and the expensive challenge of coronavirus testing heading into the fall before opening up an overflowing mailbag to chat about Tua's longlasting impact, Kyler Murray vs. Lamar Jackson, proposed changes to the transfer rule, and much more.
1 hr 11 min
May 27, 2020
First Place Losers: Part 3
Ty and Dan conclude their three-part breakdown of college football runners up, walking back through the tug of war between Alabama and Clemson between 2015-2019, Georgia getting punched in the stomach by a young Tua Tagovailoa, and a requisite comparison of all teams to 2005 USC. Plus, a quick look at where the college football season stands, amid the pandemic, as we enter the summer months.
May 21, 2020
Will there be a college football season in 2020?
Ty and Dan discuss the major questions facing college football amid the coronavirus pandemic. Will there be a season? What safety protocols will be in place? What will be the unintended consequences and financial implications?
May 14, 2020
First Place Losers: Part 2
Ty and Dan continue their exploration of college football's greatest losers, this time examining the runners up from 2010-2014. How do Oregon's 2010 and 2014 teams compare? What would LSU's 2019 offense have looked like with its receivers from 2011? Could 2013 Auburn have beaten 2005 USC? And what was the deal with 2012 Notre Dame?
1 hr 8 min
May 7, 2020
First Place Losers: Part 1
Ty and Dan examine college football's runners up from 2005-2009, from Reggie Bush-era USC to Colt McCoy's final season at Texas, and break down how close each team was to winning a championship before ranking them against each other.
1 hr 2 min
Apr 30, 2020
Geoff Schwartz on college football draft trends, quarantine life
Former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz joins Dan to talk about what the 2020 NFL Draft tells us about college football, including QB evaluations, conference reputations, and how prospects get overlooked. .
Apr 23, 2020
Lingering College Football Takes
Ty and Dan collect some of the Verballerhood's lingering and controversial college football opinions and decide whether they agree or disagree.
Apr 16, 2020
Making Peace With: The 2007 Fiesta Bowl
Ty and Dan rehash Boise State's dramatic win over Oklahoma in the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. How big were Chris Petersen's stones? Could Oklahoma have won running a read option offense? Did Boise's blown lead have a positive effect on the program? And what was Chris Myers doing during Ian Johnson's marriage proposal?
1 hr 3 min
Apr 10, 2020
Making Peace With: The 2003 Fiesta Bowl
Ty and Dan relive Ohio State's 31-24 victory over Miami in the 2003 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. How good was Ken Dorsey? What did Ohio State's offense look like with Craig Krenzel at the helm? How did it feel to watch a game before the era of the spread offense? And who was the best player on a field of incredible players that Friday night? Plus, Bruce Feldman stops by to offer his firsthand account.
1 hr 18 min
Apr 2, 2020
Throwback Thursday: Auburn beats Oregon
Ty and Dan rewatch and relive Auburn's 22-19 win over Oregon in the 2011 BCS National Championship and recap their first ever trip to a title game. Plus, a conversation with Jeff Palmer about the reaction from inside the Duck locker room.
1 hr 27 min
Mar 26, 2020
Throwback Thursday: The Bush Push
Ty and Dan rewatch and relive the iconic USC-Notre Dame matchup in 2005. What were the highlights and lowlights? What was it like to be in the stadium? What did Yogi Roth think as an offensive analyst? And what was the deal with NBC's old intro score?
1 hr 25 min
Mar 18, 2020
Ty and Dan dial in from their respective bunkers, take a look back at the black swan events of the 2019 season, and determine which were isolated events or part of a larger trend.
Mar 12, 2020
Ty and Dan examine the intricate tiers of college football, defining the programs in each and the teams best suited to move up in the college football world. Also, is lasagna a savory cake?
1 hr 3 min
Mar 3, 2020
The Tues Cruise: Final Voyage
Ty and Dan discuss their most interesting offseason storylines while, quite literally, riding a ferry in the middle of the East River.
Feb 26, 2020
Mail Time: Part 2
Ty and Dan touch base on Kirby Smart's cold-blooded hire, Colorado's extremely lukewarm coaching move, and a hypothetical question connecting the two. Plus, a double-dip on last week's inbox, with a focus on important, non-football topics such as anniversary gifts, sock wearing strategies, and futuristic Japanese toilets.
Feb 19, 2020
Mail Time: Part 1
Ty and Dan empty an overflowing inbox and assess Mel Tucker's sudden move to Michigan State, a proposed revision to player transfer rules, the Dave Aranda version of Baylor, and the new coaches most likely to make an immediate impact. Plus, a revival plan for "toxic" fan bases, a watch strategy for new dads, a stadium bucket list, and much more.
1 hr 7 min
Feb 12, 2020
Fantasy Things Retrospective
Ty and Dan walk back through their Fantasy Things selections from last August, break down the hits and misses, and talk through a hypothetical supplemental draft.
Feb 5, 2020
Ty and Dan put on their hardhats and examine the blueprints that various college programs followed in constructing their 2020 recruiting classes. Which programs are rebuilding from the ground up and which are just just showing off? Plus, Mark Dantonio steps down from Michigan State.
1 hr 14 min
Jan 29, 2020
Pleasant (and Unpleasant) Surprises
Ty and Dan take a look back at the 2019 college football season and discuss each conference's most pleasant and unpleasant surprises.
Jan 24, 2020
2020 New Coach Spice-o-Meter
With Ty out "sick" (read: deeply covert), Dan welcomes The Athletic's Andy Staples onto the show to discuss just how spicy, on a hot chicken scale, a number of new college football coaching hires truly are.
1 hr 3 min
Jan 14, 2020
Ty and Dan relive LSU's 42-25 triumph over Clemson in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. What are the main takeaways and key storylines from the game? What are the implications moving forward? And who are the favorites to win next season?
Jan 7, 2020
LSU! Clemson! National Championship Preview!
Ty and Dan set sail on an impromptu Tues Cruise to break down the College Football Playoff National Championship between LSU and Clemson. Which team is easier to root for? Can Clemson really tell an underdog story? Does it matter if you blitz Joe Burrow? Should LSU worry about Trevor Lawrence's legs? Can either team cover the other's receivers for 60 minutes? And what's the most likely outcome?
1 hr 1 min
Jan 5, 2020
Ty and Dan relive the highs and lows of bowl season by putting a bow on great seasons by Oregon, Georgia, Florida, Minnesota and other teams this college football season. Plus, the latest coaching news, transfers, draft declarations. Also, the Sun Bowl.
Dec 29, 2019
Playoff and Bowl Recaps
Ty and Dan walk back through LSU's historic victory over Oklahoma, Clemson's big plays against Ohio State, and the minutiae that defined the playoff semifinals. Plus, a look around college football at other meaningful bowl games, a quick trip aboard a mini bowl barge, and universal disdain for Memphis's curious uniform choice.
1 hr 2 min
Dec 24, 2019
The Bowl Barge: Part 4.5
Ty and Dan celebrate the Rose and Sugar Bowls while asking hard questions about the Minnesota Motivation Factor, proposing a unified Barry Alvarez bowl theory, electing a Mayor of Punt City, and deliberating Tony the Tiger's financial situation. Also, the last episode was mislabled so that's how you get Part 4.5.
Dec 22, 2019
The Bowl Barge: Part 4 (and Signing Day Recap!)
Ty and Dan preview the College Football Playoff semifinals and break down Oklahoma's game plan against LSU, the difficulty in picking between Clemson and Ohio State, the matchups to watch, and what clues the 2019 season has dropped along the way. Plus, a wide-ranging chat with Brandon Huffman about the takeaways from Signing Day.
1 hr 27 min
Dec 18, 2019
The Bowl Barge: Part 2
Ty and Dan float deeper into bowl season and preview another batch of games, from the Military Bowl through the Orange Bowl. Also, saying nice things aloud about Michigan State, quantifying a Clay Helton boost, and much more.
Dec 15, 2019
The Bowl Barge: Part 1
Ty and Dan float through bowl season by working in chronological order from the Celebration Bowl to the Quick Lane Bowl. Also, a secret strategy for winning your confidence pool as well as coaching news and Joe Burrow's historic Heisman victory.
1 hr 6 min
Dec 12, 2019
Ty and Dan take a deep dive into an overflowing mailbag and tackle the important issues, like college football's postseason system, the inevitability of blue blooded programs, the allure of being "just a coach away", and more. Plus, foreign language marriage proposals, dogs in beds, and other pertinent topics.
1 hr 11 min
Dec 10, 2019
The Tues Cruise: Archibowlago
Captain Ty and Lietenant Commander Dan recap the coaches and players who are on the move before visiting the chain of teams most excited to be in their respective bowl games. Plus, a quick game of Oar Not with the 2019 regular season in the rearview mirror.
Dec 8, 2019
Championship Week Recap
Ty and Dan walk back through college football's conference championship games and wonder if LSU is beatable, if we learned anything new about Ohio State, if Clemson is just getting warmed up, and if Jalen Hurts can stop hurting his own team. Plus, coaching moves, bowl matchups, and overhand Dr. Pepper Tuition Throws.
Dec 5, 2019
Championship Week Preview
Ty and Dan walk through all 10 conference championship games and discuss whether Georgia can upset LSU, if Wisconsin can do better in its sequel with Ohio State, the simple math behind the Big 12 Championship Game, a potential monsoon game in Santa Clara, and Virginia's path to not losing by 28 points to Clemson. Plus, the latest coaching news and draft declarations.
1 hr 1 min
Dec 3, 2019
The Tues Cruise: Man Overboard and Land Ho (Park)!
Ty and Dan inspect the college football ships that have thrown their old captains out to sea and pay sweet homage to Chan Ho Park's spinning kick in 1999 with a special game of Land Ho Park, examining the playoff teams with killer instinct and the weird situations that could unfold after this coming weekend.
Dec 1, 2019
College Football Rivalry Week Recap
Ty and Dan tap into the passion of Rivalry Week with another crazy Iron Bowl, a dominant Ohio State win, a momentous Commonwealth Cup, yet another strange Egg Bowl influenced by dogs, and much more!
1 hr 12 min