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B-Mac And Herd's FCS Podcast

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Brian McLaughlin and Sam Herder discuss all things FCS on the HERO Sports Podcast Network.

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Brian McLaughlin and Sam Herder discuss all things FCS on the HERO Sports Podcast Network.

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Great coverage

By eaglet12 - Dec 18 2019
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Always good to hear about football outside the MVFC, CAA and Big Sky.

Great Job

By Mole, The - Dec 12 2019
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Keep up the good work Sam and Brian. Appreciate your dedication and preparation Thanks

iTunes Ratings

76 Ratings
Average Ratings
63
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3

Great coverage

By eaglet12 - Dec 18 2019
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Always good to hear about football outside the MVFC, CAA and Big Sky.

Great Job

By Mole, The - Dec 12 2019
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Keep up the good work Sam and Brian. Appreciate your dedication and preparation Thanks
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B-Mac And Herd's FCS Podcast

Latest release on Apr 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 17: JMU, Montana Suffer Shocking Losses; Hurricane Matthew Threatens HBCU Game of the Year

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Brian, Sam and Chase reconvene for a lengthy, surprise-filled episode of the HERO Sports FCS Podcast. Week 6 of the FCS College Football Season featured plenty of shocking road warrior upsets; Elon and Portland State got most of the headlines, but Bryant, Georgetown and Dartmouth also scored big road wins as underdogs. The guys also revisit preseason predictions and admit where they were wrong. Mailbag: when and where is the next upset going to happen? Storytime: Chase explains exactly where he was and what he was doing while JMU was losing to Elon.

Oct 10 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 5: FCS Poll Beefs We Have, Hurricane Dorian Effects On FCS, Top Matchups This Weekend, UCA's FBS Win

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Sam and Brian chirp even more about the FCS Poll, as they were tweeting about it over the weekend (ahem). Hurricane Dorian is nasty and already has cancelled one FCS game. Which games nationally could be long-term factors ... and Central Arkansas had the FCS's first FBS win of 2019.

Sep 03 2019

50mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 1: FCS Preview Craziness, Media Day Quips, And A Heart Warming Story

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BMac and Herd break down the media days they hit in July, what it's like to write 126 diehard and detailed previews in about 45 days (and what "biting off more than you can chew" truly means), and the story of Tennessee State's Christion Abercrombie being back with his teammates at OVC Media Day. That and more ...

Aug 01 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 9: Talking ESPN Gameday, Big Takeaways From Last week, The "Big Three" FCS Conferences ... and more

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B-Mac and Herd discuss this week's hot topics: Should ESPN Gameday have an FCS segment (Answer?: Yes), who should get game balls for last week's showing, but who should get flagged? Why are three conferences looking so dominant and "at large berth" hungry? And what's happening this weekend? This and more ...

Oct 02 2019

53mins

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Rank #5: Episode 27: It's FCS Title Week And We Break It All Down

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Sam and Brian break down the FCS National Title Game in Frisco, TX, which will be on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2. We discuss how these two got here, how they've both dominated the decade, and how in the heck schools in Fargo and Cheney have created these monster FCS programs.

Jan 01 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #6: COACHES CORNER: UC Davis' Dan Hawkins

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UC Davis head coach Dan Hawkins comes on the FCS Coaches Corner and talks about the key upcoming game at Eastern Washington, the culture at his alma mater and what it was like to coach at Boise State and Colorado.

Nov 06 2018

25mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 14: ESPN Gameday, Which Teams Could Be Seeds Outside Of The Power Three, And Walnut Grove? Huh?

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B-Mac and Herd break down Sam's trip across the prairie to Brookings, S.D. to see ESPN's "College Gameday" and the best FCS game of the year. We talked about this James Madison team that seems to be forgotten (echo), which teams could get seeds in conferences not called Big Sky, CAA or MVFC ... and how about some HBCU/Ivy talk? That, three game balls and a flag and more ...

Oct 28 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 3: FCS Week Zero? Does that mean no calories, no energy? Hardly. We discuss it and QB battles

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B-Mac And Herd break down Week Zero (don't worry, sugar and caffeine haven't been eliminated from this week's matchups). Samford-Youngstown in the Guardian Kickoff Classic at 3 ET on ESPN, and Colgate-Villanova at Noon ET on CBSS. We also talked about some big-time QB battles that just were resolved. Tune in!

Aug 21 2019

55mins

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Rank #9: Episode 26: We Have Our FCS Titans - NDSU and EWU. Frisco here we come.

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First of all ... thank for listening and Merry Christmas! Second of all? We have a great FCS Title Game Matchup with NDSU and Eastern Washington and we're looking forward to that and also looking forward to being in Frisco, Texas ... but why is Frisco so great?

Dec 19 2018

25mins

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Rank #10: Episode 23: James Madison Coach Mike Houston, is he outta here?

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News broke on Wednesday that James Madison head coach Mike Houston may have accepted the head coaching job at FBS Charlotte, in his home state. He wouldn't confirm that he accepted it, but did say he'd been offered it and was interested. Sam and Brian try to read between the lines, both about the job and how all of this affects Saturday's FCS 2nd Round Playoff game at Colgate.

Nov 29 2018

26mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 13: The Week 9 Preview Podcast - All 58 Games

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B-Mac and Herd discuss every single one of the 58 games involving FCS teams this Saturday, going in-depth on the big ones -- with ESPN Gameday talk being a major topic of discussion.

Oct 24 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 29: FCS Fans Steer The Podcast With National Title Questions

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B-Mac and Herd discuss the much anticipated FCS National Title game, taking questions from diehard FCS fans all over the country. They talk about key matchups between NDSU and JMU and the importance of this game being on ABC along with providing a realistic outlook on NDSU ever going to the FBS. Plus ... they wrap with a question from a 9-year old ...

Dec 31 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 22: Sam's Bozeman Trip, FCS Playoff Bracket Reactions, 1st Round Score Predictions and Coaching Firings (already?)

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B-Mac and Herd discuss how Sam's trip to Bozeman for the Brawl of the Wild went, what we thought of the bracket and who did we choose to go deep in the playoffs. Also, what we think the scores of the first-round games will be, and the already-lengthy list of coaching changes since Saturday. That and much more...

Nov 26 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #14: COACHES CORNER: NDSU's Chris Klieman (Nov. 14)

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North Dakota State head football coach Chris Klieman climbs on board with The FCS Coaches Corner with HERO Sports' Brian McLaughlin. We talked perfection, efficiency, Easton Stick and Greg Menard in their 17th years of eligibility, and what a tough S*B Klieman's famous dad was in Waterloo, Iowa when NDSU's coach was a kid.

Nov 15 2018

15mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 16: Kennesaw State, Weber State, CAA ... Oh My! Game Balls, A Flag, and some FCS/I-AA History Story Time

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B-Mac and Herd break down the wacky FCS Playoff situation with three games remaining, Poll Bashing - Part 17, "The Quest For More Logic" (it's PG-13 and is on in theaters). We talked about the history of where the FCS/I-AA title game has been played, can Kennesaw still get in to the playoffs ... that, three game balls and a flag and more ...

Nov 04 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 18: Sam's Going To Bozeman For The Brawl, Playoff Debate, Big Awards Debate & FCS Turnarounds

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B-Mac and Herd discuss Sam's upcoming trip to his first "Brawl of the Wild" when Montana travels to Montana State in Bozeman. We also debated the playoff picture as we get down to the final two weeks, we talked about who should win this year's big national awards, and what teams have had the biggest turnarounds ... that and much more ...

Nov 11 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 27: The FCS Semifinals Preview Podcast, All-American Talk, And More

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B-Mac and Herd discuss the four quarterfinal-round FCS Playoff games, then preview the two semis coming up ... along with discussing how we do the FCS All American teams, which came out this week. We talked about all of that, along with our plans for Christmas and more ...

Dec 18 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #18: Episode 18: Upset City! Four Top-10 teams Go Down; Is Montana Done?

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Brian McLaughlin, Sam Herder and Chase Kiddy tackle the toughest week of the season, as No. 4 Eastern Washington, No. 5 Elon, No. 6 Wofford and No. 10 North Carolina A&T all lost last weekend. Should Eastern Washington be forgiven because All-American Gage Gubrud didn't play? And after a blowout loss at the hands of North Dakota, does Montana have any shot at getting back in the playoff conversation? Plus more ETSU debate, a Mailbag question on NCAT's updated playoff odds and the second waiver round of the FCS Playoff Fantasy game.

Oct 17 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 30: B-Mac & Herd Preview The FCS Title Game - Tale Of The Tape Style

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B-Mac and Herd take a step-by-step look at the FCS National Title game ... which continues to look more and more like a brutal battle waiting to happen. We did the "Tale of the Tape" style breakdown, are there trends (nope), what will turn this game one way or the other? Is there something to watch for? And what do other FCS coaches think (we asked them). That and more ...

Jan 06 2020

1hr 36mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 23: First Round Reactions, Who Did Herd And BMac Vote For With The FCS Legacy Awards? And What's The Big Picture 2nd Round look?

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B-Mac and Herd discuss how the FCS first round finished up, and who did they vote for in the four FCS legacy awards, which were due Monday (Dec. 2). And why? And what's up next for this weekend? What's the big-picture 2nd-round outlook? That and much more...

Dec 03 2019

1hr 8mins

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