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Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald led the Wildcats to a Big Ten West championship last season and a bowl victory against Utah. This season he replaces a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit and Clemson transfer as Northwes…
Two things are safe to say about the future of the College Football Playoff: Someday it will expand to include more than four teams. That expansion is unlikely to happen soon. ESPN playoff reporter Heather Dinich joins AP’s Ralph Russo this week f…
There are 27 first-year coaches in FBS this season. Who is most likely to succeed? Who is least likely? AP’s Ralph Russo ranks the new coaches from 1 to 27 based on who is best positioned for long-term success. Recurring guest Paul Myerberg of USA …
It's College Football Meeting Time. This week, AP college football writer Ralph Russo sits down with his colleagues Nicole Auerbach and Max Olson of The Athletic while covering the meetings of the top college football conferences. They chew over th…
New Miami coach Manny Diaz grew up in south Florida when the Hurricanes were king. Now the son of the former mayor is the 'Canes head coach. He hopes his connection to the program and community can help bring Miami championships again. Diaz joins A…
Stepping into a new job is always challenging, but what new coaches have the toughest tasks ahead of them in college football? Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic joins the AP's Ralph D. Russo to talk dirty jobs and heavy liftiong. Nobody …
With the college football championships out of the way, it's time to turn back to football. Bill Bender of The Sporting News joins the AP's Ralph Russo to talk about the first look at quarterback Justin Fields, playing for Ryan Day's Ohio State pro…
Oklahoma’s latest transfer quarterback held his first news conference and he sounded a lot like his old coach. Jalen Hurts has a new home in Norman, but George Schroeder of USA Today says the former Alabama quarterback definitely sounds like a prod…
Miami got good news last week when it found out transfer quarterback Tate Martell would be eligible to play this season for the Hurricanes. At least it seemed like good news. Paul Myerberg of USA Today joins the AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss what to …
How will Notre Dame follow-up its first College Football Playoff appearance? What are the odds both Alabama and Clemson have unbeaten regular seasons? Sure, the NCAA basketball tournament is about to start, but spring football is in full bloom. ESP…
It’s the college basketball edition of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast. AP national basketball writer Aaron Beard joins Ralph Russo to preview selection Sunday and sort through who the top seeds might be in the NCAA Tournament. What does Duk…
The NFL combine is over and the most important thing we found out was Kyler Murray is not that short. Dan Brugler, NFL Draft analyst for The Athletic, joins Ralph Russo to discuss which players helped themselves at the combine and whose stock might…
A decision is expected soon in a court case that could bring dramatic changes to the NCAA. Dennis Dodd of CBS joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the so-called Alston Case, which challenges the NCAA’s rule against compensating football and basketball…
Stanford coach David Shaw is one of the college football’s most insightful coaches, with well-thought out opinions on big-picture topics. He also is about to begin a three-year term as chairman of the NCAA football rules committee. Shaw joins AP’s …
It’s the middle of winter, so what better time to start gazing toward the 2019 college football season? Bill Connelly of SB Nation joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the first edition of his S&P+ rankings. Connelly’s numbers combine returning produc…
The NCAA recently dropped a hammer on two high-profile basketball players and Missouri. What followed was outrage from all parts about the punishment and complaints about how NCAA enforcement goes about its business. Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports join…
The second and final signing period begins Feb. 6, but most of the recruiting for this year has already been done. The early signing period in December has become THE signing period. Alabama has already locked up the number one class and about 80 p…
College Football turns 150 years old in 2019 and ESPN is preparing a yearlong project to commemorate the birthday and tell the story of the sport. Longtime college football writer Ivan Maisel joins AP’s Ralph Russo to talk about the project and the…
Kyler Murray has declared for the NFL draft. Whether he will give up baseball for professional football is still to be determined, but ESPN’s Tom Luginbill believes Murray has all the skills necessary to be one of the top quarterback prospects in t…
The 2018 season is a wrap. Clemson is the champion after a unprecedented beat down of Alabama. The final AP Top 25 college football podcast of the season takes a look at what went right for the Tigers; what went wrong for the Tide; and where colleg…
Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network joins AP’s Ralph Russo to break down the College Football Playoff national championship game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson. Paul Myerberg also joins the show to talk winners and losers from bowl season. It …
No. 1 Alabama plays No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and No. 2 Clemson faces No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. Steve Palazzolo from Pro Football Focus joins AP’s Ralph Russo to do a deep dive on the semifinals. Does OU have any chance to stop A…
The transfer season is about pick up steam as Georgia’s Justin Fields, a former five-star quarterback recruit, seeks to move on _ and maybe play immediately for a new school. USA Today’s Dan Wolken, who broke the news about Fields, joins AP’s Ralph…
The early signing period debuted in college football last year and it quickly became the main signing period. Most prospects signed their national letters of intent and most schools had their classes all but complete in December. With the early sig…
It is bowl season in college football. There will be 39 games played from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1, including the College Football Playoff. AP poll voter Matt Brown from the Athletic join Ralph Russo to preview all the non-playoff games, pick winners and …
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Podcast Details
Started
Jul 28th, 2016
Latest Episode
May 14th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
157
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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