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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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Best in the business

By matthewfraase - Oct 09 2019
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Top notch knowledge from the best guys covering the FCS. Outstanding podcast!

Smart analysis

By Virginia Freedom - Sep 19 2019
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Intelligent and entertaining analysis of the FCS from two solid experts.

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
3
3
0
2

Best in the business

By matthewfraase - Oct 09 2019
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Top notch knowledge from the best guys covering the FCS. Outstanding podcast!

Smart analysis

By Virginia Freedom - Sep 19 2019
Read more
Intelligent and entertaining analysis of the FCS from two solid experts.

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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.

Rank #1: Ep. 6: More FCS Ranting. Are Montana and Montana State for real? How big is this weekend (answer: big)?

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This week's B-Mac & Herd's podcast features a ton of ranting (as usual, mostly by B-Mac, who has a problem with ranting). Also, Griz-Cats (gotcha Cats' fans, I reversed it to see how it goes over). Is Montana's sked too tough, is MSU's not loaded enough? Plus, don't tell us what to do! And we talk about this week's top FCS games and last week's standouts.

Sep 09 2019

53mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 8: Who is No. 1? A shout out to a President, HBCUs & Ivys and the usual recap/look ahead ... all this week.

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B-Mac and Herd discuss this week's hot topic: Who is No. 1 - JMU or NDSU? They disagree. Who stunned us last week, who could impress this week and how far off were we with our preseason poll now that we're four weeks in. Plus a shout out to a President and we hit HBCUs and Ivys.

Sep 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #3: Episode33: FCS-Podcast-Discussing the Top 25 - June 4, 2019

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Sam Herder and Brian McLaughlin break down how they came up with the 2019 FCS Preseason Top 25, and defend their choices. Who are the surprises? Who isn't a surprise? We discuss it ... with mustard.

Jun 04 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: 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 #5: Episode 19: Which Upsets were Actually Upsets? Plus a Big Week 9 Preview and the Great Debate for No. 2

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When will the upsets stop?! Brian McLaughlin, Sam Herder and Chase Kiddy sit down to discuss a tumultuous Week 8 schedule were there were more than a dozen upsets with FCS Football playoff implications. The guys go around the country and play a game of "Upset or No Upset?" They also discuss North Dakota State's Upset Alert fatigue and debate who the real No. 2 team in the country is before previewing a big Week 9 slate. Seeds should be decided this week! Mailbag: Which conference has the best chance of getting three playoff bids: the OVC, the SoCon or the Southland? Plus our Don't Sleep Team of the Week and an OVC Prop Bet.

Oct 24 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: Ep. 7: NDSU & JMU Have Tough Slates Ahead, Which Last Place Teams Are Winning Now, And Much More ...

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NDSU and JMU have looked pretty darned good through three weeks, but what lies ahead of the only two teams to win a national title since 2011? Also, what's it like to go from being 1-10 last year to 2-1 already this year? And which games this weekend could wreck the polls? We discuss all of it.

Sep 18 2019

50mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: FCS COACHES CORNER: JMU coach Mike Houston (Oct 2018)

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In this FCS Coaches Corner episode, Mike Houston talks about the scenic trip to New Hampshire this weekend, CAA super depth, whether teaching chemistry can help create chemistry on a Division I team -- and Halloween with the Houstons, with Daddy getting the final inspection of all Peanut Butter Cups.

Oct 31 2018

13mins

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Rank #10: Episode 16: How Good is JMU? Plus Poll Beef, Princeton and Missouri State

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Brian, Sam and Chase reconvene for another episode of the HERO Sports FCS Podcast in the wake of some big rivalry games. After Brian starts the pod with an update on Christion Abercrombie, the guys talk about Missouri Valley Football and craziness on the coasts. They also clarify how they approach building a poll in the wake of South Dakota State's loss to NDSU. Mailbag: who would be ranked in the top 2 if the Bison lost a conference game? Plus: Sam asks Chase how this year's JMU team compares to last year's national runner-up squad. Brian and Sam think UC Davis is being underrated. Don't sleep on Princeton.

Oct 03 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #11: FCS COACHES CORNER: James Madison's Curt Cignetti (Sept. 10)

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James Madison coach Curt Cignetti comes on the FCS Coaches Corner podcast with HERO Sports' Brian McLaughlin, and we talk about his legendary father, the coaches he's worked with, the Dawg Walk and a star JMU RB named VanHorse ... and much more ... Listen in!

Sep 10 2019

21mins

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Rank #12: Coaches Corner: Wofford Coach Josh Conklin

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HERO Sports FCS Coordinator Brian McLaughlin talks with Wofford head coach Josh Conklin two days before a major SoCon showdown with first-place East Tennessee State.

Oct 18 2018

18mins

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Rank #13: Episode 32 - FCS-Podcast- NFL Draft Recap (Apr. 30)

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Sam Herder and Brian McLaughlin discuss the NFL Draft from the past weekend, the 150+ FCS products who will get rookie opportunities at camps in May, and who were the big surprises? And how does this whole undrafted free agent/tryout thing work? We explain.

Apr 30 2019

51mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: COACHES CORNER: Eastern Kentucky's Mark Elder (Aug. 26)

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Eastern Kentucky coach Mark Elder has taken his program from 8th to 5th to 3rd in the OVC in his three years, and most of his 7-4 team from 2018 is back at EKU. They were nationally ranked in the HERO Sports FCS preseason poll, and open Thursday with Valparaiso at home. HERO Sports' Brian McLaughlin caught up with Coach Elder this week ahead of the season opener.

Aug 27 2019

23mins

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Rank #16: FCS COACHES CORNER: Princeton's Bob Surace (Sept. 19)

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Princeton coach Bob Surace comes on the FCS Coaches Corner podcast with Brian McLaughlin, and we talked about what his 10-0 team in 2018 might have done in the FCS Playoffs last year, beat P5 schools for recruits, what it was like to work under NFL Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg and to coach in the NFL. Oh, and how much he loves the Jersey Shore. That and much more ...

Sep 19 2019

25mins

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Rank #17: FCS COACHES CORNER: Montana State's Jeff Choate (Sept. 9)

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Montana State head coach Jeff Choate joins the FCS Coaches Corner with HERO Sports' Brian McLaughlin, and we talked whether 'Cats star Troy Andersen is from another decade when two-platoon football was the norm, the just released STATS poll, what the heck happened in the 3rd quarter with SEMO, and what's it like to coach your son in college football? And much more ...

Sep 09 2019

18mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 2: FCS Conference Frontrunners - And Why Are they?

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B-Mac and Herd break down all 13 FCS conferences (since they'll be previewed Conf-by-Conf this week) and gave a regular season pick for each one, and explained why. Plus ... Sam's buying a house right now and B-Mac watched Dolphins fishing in the Atlantic Ocean from seven floors up last week ... what more can you ask?

Aug 12 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #19: FCS COACHES CORNER: Central Arkansas' Nathan Brown (Sept. 4)

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Central Arkansas head football coach Nathan Brown joins HERO Sports National Coordinator Brian McLaughlin just a few days removed from UCA beating an FBS opponent, Western Kentucky. Coach and B-Mac discuss the big win, how strong this UCA team can be, his cool, calm and collected Soph. QB Breylin Smith ... plus, Brown's days as a QB himself, and who really runs practice? The head coach, or his two young kids? (Hint: Don't ask his kids). That and more.

Sep 04 2019

21mins

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Rank #20: Coaches Corner: Nicholls Coach Tim Rebowe

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HERO Sports FCS Coordinator talks with Nicholls head coach Tim Rebowe about what had made the Colonels program so successful over the last four years.

Oct 04 2018

21mins

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