Episodes
Stew & Bruce react to Tennessee firing Jeremy Pruitt with cause. The guys talk about the investigation that let to Pruitt's firing, who is on the shortlist to get the job & give their take on the ceiling for the Vols in modern college football. Plus, mailbag questions! Why did Urban Meyer take the Jags job? Will defenses catch up to the offensive boom in the sport? What does the poor championship game rating mean big picture? Plus, what will spring ball look like in 20201 Learn more...
Published 01/20/21
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman react to the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. DeVonta Smith & Alabama hit the gas and left the Buckeyes in the dust. The Crimson Tide's offense led by OC Steve Sarkisian might be the best of all time. This comes on the heels of LSU's 2019 dominance. How long will Saban's reign continue? Plus, the final AP top 25 is out & Stew has his way-too-early top 25, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/12/21
The Athletic's David Ubben joins Stew & Bruce. Is Tennessee trying to find a way to fire Jeremy Pruitt without having to pay a buyout? Vols fans are begging for Liberty Head Coach Hugh Freeze to take over the program. Will Steve Sarkisian work out better than Tom Herman at Texas? David also gives his take on Bryan Harsin at Auburn. Plus, is this Nick Saban's best Alabama team ever? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/08/21
The Athletic's Bill Landis joins Bruce & Stew to give his take on the National Championship game. Can the Buckeyes score with Alabama? Ohio State's secondary might be the key unit in the game. Plus, mailbag questions! Was Tom Herman's firing at Texas justified? Why does Notre Dame continue to struggle in big games? Could Texas A&M beat Ohio State and Clemson? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/06/21
Stew & Bruce react to Ohio State's dominant upset win over Clemson. Buckeyes QB Justin Fields had a career game vs. Trevor Lawrence & the Tigers. Alabama took care of business vs. Notre Dame in an unprecedented Rose Bowl. The countdown to the National Championship is on!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/02/21
We're just days away from the College Football Playoff semi-finals. Ralph Russo of The Associated Press joins Bruce & Stew from New Orleans, the site of the Sugar Bowl between Clemson & Ohio State. The playoff continues to feature the same teams, is that a problem for the sport? Ralph says no matter how you feel about it, try to enjoy the great players on Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame & Ohio State. Looking back, 2020 will go down as maybe the most unique season in the sports...
Published 12/30/20
Florida head coach Dan Mullen is hit with a show cause because of recruiting violations. South Carolina players boycott the Gasparilla Bowl. Heisman Trophy voting is now complete. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/22/20
The Athletic's Bruce Feldman & Stewart Mandel react to the 2021 College Football Playoff field. Did the committee get it right? Cincinnati has the #1 defense in the country and finished undefeated but got jumped by 2-loss Oklahoma. Do they have a legitimate gripe? Do we know enough about Ohio State on the field after only playing 6 games? Plus, mailbag questions on the Auburn coaching search, silly season & new ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 12/20/20
The Athletic's Bruce Feldman & Stewart Mandel preview championship weekend! First, the guys discuss the latest CFP rankings and try to make sense of what seems to be the strangest ranking in the playoff era. Do the games even matter? Plus, an update on the Auburn coaching search. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/17/20
Auburn fires Gus Malzahn. It was the best college football Saturday of the season. Saturday night was a wild, crazy fun display of the sport we love. LSU hits a 57 yarder in the fog to beat #6 Florida. USC & Ohio State have the same record. Should the Trojans be in the conversation? Texas AD Chris Del Conte says Tom Herman will be back in 2021. Kevin Sumlin is out at Arizona. Illinois parts ways with Lovie Smith. Kyle Trask or Ian Book for the Heisman trophy? Mailbag questions! Does Penn...
Published 12/13/20
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman discuss the Big Ten's decision to change Big Ten Championship eligibility rules so Ohio State can play Northwestern next weekend. The guys react to the latest CFB Playoff rankings & breakdown different top 4 scenarios. Purdue & Indiana have mutually agreed to cancel the game last weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/09/20
Stew & Bruce are back to recap the CFB weekend. Coastal Carolina vs. BYU lived up to the hype! The game, which was scheduled just a few days before being played, represented everything that's good about college football. Will the CFB playoff committee put the Chanticleers in the top 10? Alabama gets revenge on LSU. DeVonta Smith should be getting Heisman love. Will the Big Ten change the rules mid-season so Ohio State can play in the title game? Indiana coach Tom Allen is proving to be...
Published 12/06/20
On two days notice #13 BYU will travel to play #18 Coastal Carolina with ESPN's College GameDay on site! Kirk Herbstreit made headlines for the wrong reason on the CFB Playoff ranking show. Did the committee tip their hand as far as games played? Ohio State needs more data points. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/04/20
The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman discuss the latest news in college football. Ohio State is looking at a 6-game regular season because of COVID-19 cancellations. Will the Buckeyes miss the playoff because of a poor strength of schedule? Notre Dame will have a better resume even with a loss to Clemson in the ACC title. The CFB Playoff race is more complicated than ever. Texas A&M, Florida, BYU & Cincinnati are all trying to make their case as one of the 4 best teams....
Published 11/29/20
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman are back to discuss the latest news in college football. Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19 & will miss the Iron Bowl. The College Football Playoff committee released their 1st rankings of the season. Time is running out for conferences to reschedule postponed games. Will BYU add Cincinnati to the schedule to enhance its resume? The South Carolina coaching search is heating up. Enjoy rivalry weekend! Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 11/25/20
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman recap the college football weekend. Clemson/FSU is the 1st game of the season postponed on gameday due to COVID. Ohio State squanders a 3 TD halftime lead vs. Indiana and questions arise about the Buckeyes title hopes. Scott Frost & Jim Harbaugh continue to struggle at their alma maters. JT Daniels dazzles in his Georgia debut. Is Justin Fuente's job in danger at Virginia Tech? Plus, mailbag questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/23/20
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman discuss the allegations uncovered by USA Today against LSU for mishandling sexual misconduct complaints against students, including top athletes. Bruce shares who is on the shortlist to replace Will Muschamp at South Carolina. Plus, a quick look at this weekend's best games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/19/20
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman recap the college football weekend. Is Michigan or Penn State the bigger disaster in 2020? Who is on the shortlist to replace Jim Harbaugh? The guys say James Franklin's job isn't in jeopardy. Northwestern in unbeaten. Stew says this is the best Northwestern defense in 25 years. Can they give Wisconsin a game? Unbeaten Indiana gets its shot at Ohio State next weekend. Bruce calls Justin Fields "the best player in college football". (pickup)...
Published 11/15/20
Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman react to the news that 4 SEC games are postponed this weekend due to COVID-19. Should the College Football Playoff create a bubble and move its dates later into January? It feels like we've reached the point in the season where changes need to be made. Plus, a look at this weekend's (slim) slate.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/11/20
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman recap another college football weekend. Notre Dame beats #1 Clemson. Florida lights up Georgia in Jacksonville. Michigan & Penn State are a combined 1-5. Hugh Freeze & Liberty beat Virginia Tech. Will the former Ole Miss coach be back in the SEC soon? The Pac-12 is back. BYU & Cincinnati both have a chance to go undefeated. Plus, mailbag questions!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/09/20
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman welcome John Walters to the show! John writes The Athletic's 'Bubble Screen', a review of the CFB weekend through the lense of television, and he's also a graduate of Notre Dame. The guys discuss The Fighting Irish's big game this weekend vs. #1 Clemson. Plus more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/06/20
The Athletic's Bruce Feldman & Stewart Mandel discuss the weekend that was in college football. Dan Mullen instigated a brawl at halftime of Florida vs. Mizzou & then wore a Darth Vader costume in the postgame press conference. The Gators HC is embracing the villain role ahead of this week's matchup vs. Georgia. Elsewhere in the SEC, Auburn dominated LSU 48-11. Texas A&M and Indiana are playing good football. Michigan falls to Michigan State the week after the Spartans lost to...
Published 11/01/20
Bruce's new book 'Flip the Script', which tells the story of LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron, is officially available! He chats with Stew about the storytelling in the book & how it all came together. The Big Ten has been back for less than a week and Nebraska/Wisconsin is cancelled because of a COVID-19 outbreak in Madison. Plus, the guys are looking forward to Texas @ Oklahoma State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/29/20
Stewart and Bruce dish out their takes on the opening weekend of Big10 action, starting with the dramatic conclusion to Indiana-Penn State (2:00). Why are fanbases other than Penn State trying to label James Franklin as 'overrated', and where do the Nittany Lions fall in the conference pecking order (8:00)? Who's the second best team in the '10 behind Ohio State (11:30), plus who would the guys bet on to win the Big10 aside from OSU? The guys cruise through Rutgers' first conference victory...
Published 10/25/20
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman focus on the opening weekend of Big Ten football with BTN's Dave Revsine. The guys cover the dominance of Ohio State and if anything can stop the Buckeyes in 2020. They question whether Michigan has any chance to contend for the title heading into the Wolverine's huge opener with a very talented Minnesota team. Dave, Stew and Bruce go on to talk about who could surprise and who could disappoint. Finally, Dave revisits his interview with Big...
Published 10/22/20