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Yahoo Sports College Podcast

Yahoo Sports experts Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI's Pat Forde break down the latest NCAA news from the football field to the basketball court.

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Week 1 Quick Reactions: Time to Panic In Michigan and Texas?

Week one of the college football season is in the books. Pat Forde, Pete Thamel and Dan Wetzel share their quick reactions to Texas vs. Maryland, Michigan vs. Notre Dame and the biggest stories from week one.On the show:– What's wrong with Texas?– Is this the beginning of the end for Jim Harbaugh?– Does Tua Tagovailoa put Alabama over the top?– The resurgence of the SEC West– Knee-jerk Heisman overreactions– The tragedy of Appalachian State vs. Penn State– Akron ghosting on NebraskaEnjoying the show? Take us to your tailgate and tell your fellow fans! Thanks for listening!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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College hoops trial: Notre Dame’s Mike Brey speaks out on the scandal, plus attorney Craig Mordock

Dan Wetzel follows up on the recent college hoops corruption trial with an interview from defense attorney Craig Mordock, who will represent former University of Arizona assistant basketball coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson. (2:00)Pete then checks in with Notre Dame basketball head coach Mike Brey, who speaks out about the scandal, Coach K's comments and the future of the sport. (36:00)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

23 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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Michigan-Notre Dame, the Urban Meyer fallout and an interview with Matt Rhule

The first big weekend of college football is finally here and the guys get into it by talking about Saturday's biggest game: Michigan at Notre Dame. Which program needs it more? And why does Pat liken Michigan's QB situation to Hamburger Helper?Also on the show:— The Urban Meyer investigation is over and done with at OSU ... but is it really?— USC is starting true freshman JT Daniels at QB. It's early, but how does this story end for young JT?—Washington is visiting Auburn in Atlanta to start the season and bringing the Pac-12's entire reputation with them.— Miami-LSU and West Virginia-Tennessee. At which game will more alcohol be consumed?— Pete sits down with Baylor coach Matt Rhule— The guys talk about the Kentucky home burglary in which a cheese grater was stolen! What's the most random thing you'd think to steal from someone?Enjoying the show? Take us to your tailgate and tell your fellow fans! Thanks for listening!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

29 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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Week 2 Recap: Worst B1G loss, weirdness in Florida & James Franklin's 4th Qtr

Some interesting story lines are already beginning to unfold after Week 2 of the college football season. Pat Forde, Pete Thamel and Dan Wetzel look back on the games and discuss some bizarre happenings in Florida, including a major meltdown on the field -- and in Pat's Twitter feed (4:00); Which Big Ten team had the worst loss of the week? (10:00); Penn State coach James Franklin added insult to injury with an eyebrow-raising call while pummeling Pitt (21:00); A way-too-early list of potential Heisman candidates (28:00); A quick dive into the listener mailbag, plus much more.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Week 3 Recap: LSU stuns Auburn, the Boise Bus breakdown & Chip Kelly???

It was an ugly Week 3 for college football — and Dan, Pat and Pete blissfully break it all down. The guys recap the historically bad week for the non-Buckeyes portion of the Big Ten (1:00) and wonder where does Rutgers go from here after getting their doors blown off by Kansas? (7:00); Has Wisconsin played their way out of the playoff hunt? (12:30); LSU’s upset over Auburn has Coach O’s doubters eating crow (20:00); Another embarrassing loss for Florida State raises questions about Wille Taggart’s job security (25:00); What in the world is going on with Chip Kelly’s offense? (31:00); The guys close out the show with their one-week Heisman picks (33:00) and “Say Something Nice About Somebody.”See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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The Lane Train Returns & the Playoff Bracket is revealed

Dan Wetzel and SI’s Pat Forde recap the fairly uneventful conference title game weekend while looking ahead to the tantalizing semifinal matchups. Did LSU deserve the top spot over OSU? (1:40)With bowl season upon us, Dan and Pat discuss players declaring for the NFL and their impending decisions to play in their teams' bowl games. Should they call it quits after the regular season ends? (19:48)Finally, the prodigal coach has returned as Lane Kiffin accepted the head coaching position at Ole Miss. Dan gives us an all-time moment in podcast history… and we aren’t just talking about this podcast. They also grade FSU's hire of Mike Norvell from Memphis. (26:29)The guys also wrap up the year-long Race for the Case, recap an incident involving a drunk attempted robbery and award their weekly Heisman Trophy. (44:03)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Shocking Week 4 upsets & a potential dumpster fire brewing at Tennessee

Week 4 of the college football season provided matchups with startling results and a few major upsets. Pat and Pete look back at the most shocking outcomes of the weekend, including Oregon’s devastating collapse to Stanford (8:00); The guys debate which draft eligible QB they would take right now (13:00); Week 1 was filled with overreactions, so now, which overreaction do they regret the most? (18:00); After Jeremy Pruitt threw one of his players under the bus, many are wondering if the drama at Tennessee is more than simple miscommunication and instead a first-year coach dumpster fire waiting to happen (23:00); Plus, the guys reminisce about their least-favorite drives from reporting on the road (29:00).See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Week 10 overreactions: Who has the best shot of beating Alabama?

Dan, Pat & Pete are back to overreact to Week 10 of the college football season.After an over-hyped matchup between LSU and Alabama, the guys debate whether anyone can beat the Tide (5:00)Did Coach Orgeron throw his players under the bus during his postgame presser (10:00)After Kanas announced it will fire head coach David Beaty at the end of the season, who are the potential candidates to replace him? (28:00)Pat pledges to get to the bottom of a near-death accident involving Air Force’s falcon mascot (35:00)The guys give their small sample size Heisman winners (39:00)And Pat has a meltdown over the outcome of the Broncos game right before they close the show by saying something nice (43:00)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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Corruption in college hoops trial & Pat Forde sings fight songs

Dan, Pat and Pete are back with some interesting news on the college athletics front. Dan joins the show live from New York at the site of the college basketball federal corruption trial, where he’s reporting on a sport-wide scandal involving “strippers and prostitutes,” among other recruiting violations. (2:00) The guys take a look at the trial’s most scandalous stories to come out thus far and how it will impact the sport and the schools involved. The show ends on a lighter note, as Pat expounds on his recent column about the worst college fight songs (38:00), giving his renditions of “Boomer Sooner,” “Oksee Wow Wow” and other questionable school tunes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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How an expanded college playoff could make the regular season more meaningful

With such a dreadful slate of games coming up in Week 4, Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde & Pete Thamel discuss potential changes to the College Football Playoff system, and how expanding the playoffs would make the regular season more meaningful (11:00); Reaction to Urban Meyer’s latest media misstep (19:30); Did UNT leave their guy out there as a sitting duck? (23:00); South Dakota State obliterated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 90-6 over the weekend - Is it fair game? (35:00); An interview with Boston College head coach Steve Addazio (46:00); And more.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 13mins

19 Sep 2018

Rank #10

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Taggart out at FSU, The Coaching Legion of Doom & Crazy Snake Ladies

On this Monday Overreaction edition of the podcast, Dan Wetzel and Pete Thamel kick everything off with the massive news out of Florida State where head coach Willie Taggart has been relieved of his duties. Who is next up to lead the Noles? (00:47)Later on, SI’s Pat Forde finally joins in to hear Dan’s recap of his trip to the latest UFC bout before the guys retell their horror stories of covering events with the President in attendance. (15:13)The College Football Playoff rankings debut this week. How will the top teams stack up? Will we be blessed with a No. 1 vs No. 2 matchup next weekend? (24:09)Up next, Pete has the latest coming out of USC as the Trojans fall yet again this weekend, this time to Oregon in blowout fashion. Who will ultimately replace Clay Helton? (35:46)The guys travel from the Hollywood Hills to the Ozarks as Razorback head man, Chad Morris, is on the hottest of seats outside of Helton. Pete pitches an idea to form a bandit coaching super PAC to bring back the likes of Bobby Petrino to Arkansas. (44:23)Pat, Pete and Dan also recap weird headlines from this past weekend and pick out a few weekly Heisman winners as well. (50:01)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 1min

4 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Week 7 overreactions: LSU upsets Georgia, Wisconsin is a fraud & lawnmower attacks

Dan, Pat and Pete are back to do what they do best and overreact to a chaotic Week 7 of the college football season.What does LSU’s stunning upset of Georgia mean for the college playoff picture and do the Tigers have a shot to beat Alabama? (3:00); Wisconsin proves to be a total fraud and “downright disgrace” after losing to Michigan (14:00); Is an ejection really the right penalty for a targeting call? (22:00); Which team’s band pulled off the more impressive half-time feat: Ohio State’s flossing stick figures or Iowa State’s dinosaur costumes? (25:00);We lose a listener of the show (to prison) thanks to a tragic lawnmower accident (28:00); Who is the small sample size Heisman winner for the week? (32:00); And the guys close out the show by saying something nice about someone… sorta.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

15 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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Week 6 overreactions & which college player would make the best UFC fighter?

Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde & Pete Thamel are back with their overreactions from Week 6 of the college football season. But first, Dan gives his firsthand account of this weekend’s UFC madness and asks, which college player would make the best UFC fighter? (10:00); The guys react to Texas winning the Red River shootout (14:00); Notre Dame keeps on rolling (28:00); Georgia Tech’s 66-31 beatdown over Louisville (39:00) And small sample size Heisman winners (44:00).See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

8 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins? Questioning Zion Williamson’s star power & AAF hot takes

Dan, Pat & Pete are back with the latest in the college sports world, including Kyler Murray’s decision to focus on NFL and if he’ll make it as a star QB (2:00);Who’s the better draft pick, Murray or Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins? (14:00);Reasons to love the AFF (27:00);The biggest problem with college hoops right now (32:00);Growing skepticism over Zion Williamson’s ability to translate to an NBA star (38:00);And the best true crime story of the week (52:00)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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Winners & losers of college hoops scandal + Nick Bosa walks away from Ohio State

Dan, Pat and Pete are back to wrap up the final day of evidentiary hearings in the college basketball corruption trial, which included some interesting taped phone calls from coaches and players.The guys react to the wiretaps involving top-five prospect Zion Willamson and what it means for Duke, Kansas and the NCAA (2:00);Dan poses an important question: Would the NCAA even dare to investigate Williamson and Duke? (21:00);Pat calls out Mike Krzyzewski for not taking a stand in the scandal, despite him being the undisputed leader of the college coaching fraternity (34:00);Plus, they debate whether Nick Bosa made the right decision by walking away from his career at Ohio State to focus on preparing for the NFL Draft. (46:00)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55mins

17 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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America’s new team, Toledo coach Jason Candle & pumpkin spice everything

Why Boise State could be America’s college football team this year (2:00); LSU coach Ed Orgeron has his chance to silence his doubters… including some on this podcast (11:00); Is the timing of the Hawaii Army game completely unfair? (21:00) The biggest pregame drinking mismatch (24:30); A rematch between Texas and USC (27:40); The guys dub one ACC coach “marital Yoda” after hearing his hilarious marriage advice (30:00); Are head coaches overrated on game day? (35:00); This pumpkin spice thing is really getting out of control (37:00) And Pete sits down with Toledo head coach Jason Candle (45:00).See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

12 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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The 2018 Golden Cheese Grater Awards

Dan, Pat and Pete are back with a special edition of the podcast, during which a select few will be presented with the highest honor in all of college sports: The Golden Cheese Grater Award. But first, they announce the details of the upcoming live podcast event, taking place on January 4th in San Jose.Golden Cheese Graters will be handed out to the winners of a select few prestigious categories, as decided on by Dan, Pat, Pete and with some assistance from listeners.Some of the distinguished categories include:Fight of the Year (3:00)Idiot of the Year (15:00)Worst Coaching Decision of the Year (19:00)Biggest Control Freak of the Year (29:00)Breakout Performer of the Year (36:00)The guys also name their Podcast Man of the Year, which turned out to be the toughest decision of the evening.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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Why the playoff committee failed miserably + other overreactions from Conference Championship Weekend

Dan, Pat and Pete are back with their overreactions from an interesting weekend of conference championship games.They discuss the final College Football Playoff rankings and debate the committee’s choices for the Top 4 teams (2:00)Pat gets worked up over one of the worst play-calling decisions in college football (24:00)Will the bright lights shining on the flaws in the current playoff selection process finally be enough to force a change? (33:00)Plus, the guys close the show with their small sample size Heisman winners and an attempt to say something nice (42:00)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

3 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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National Championship Game overreactions to Clemson's beatdown of Alabama

Pete and Pat are back to recap National Championship game and react to Clemson beating Bama.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41mins

8 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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CFP rankings reaction: Has Oklahoma boxed Ohio State out of the playoff?

Dan, Pat and Pete are back to give their reactions to the latest College Football Playoff rankings and how they see things shaking out when it’s all said and done.They discuss Ohio State’s interesting position in the latest rankings and what it means for the Buckeyes’ playoff chances (5:00)Dan justifies getting rid of the conference championship games and shares his proposal on how a new playoff system would work (19:00)Pete explains why Dan’s playoff reform will never happen (26:00)The part of the show that everyone is waiting for, the latest on the pacemaker brawl situation, including what REALLY happened (34:00) Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray throws some Sooner shade at Texas QB Sam Ellinger (43:00)Plus, the best listener reviews sent in by you! (53:00)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59mins

28 Nov 2018

Rank #20