Ty and Dan kick off their 2021 college football previews by doing a deep dive of the ACC Atlantic, the teams from the former AAC East, and Notre Dame. Is Clemson's quarterback depth an issue? What does the Jack Coan era look like at Notre Dame? How close is Mike Norvell to righting the Florida State program? How excited is too excited about Boston College and Phil Jurkovec? Is this the year NC State finally breaks through? Are people sleeping on Wake Forest? Will Louisville stop turning the...
Published 07/23/21
Before jumping into conference previews, Ty and Dan pause for a moment of reflection and discuss the items on their college football wishlist for the upcoming 2021 season. Can McKenzie Milton regain his old form? Will another Coastal Carolina emerge? Can Oregon vault the Pac-12 into championship contention with a win over Ohio State. Plus, an awkward conversation about SkiErgs, gray hair, and more.
Published 07/21/21
Ty and Dan pull back the curtain and make a handful of major announcements that are sure to animate the Verballerhood. Plus, another deep dive into an overflowing inbox, featuring questions about Nick Saban's eventual replacement at Alabama, LSU's benefit-of-the-doubt, bachelor party college football matchups, Shohei Ohtani, and much more.
Published 07/15/21
Ty and Dan field questions from the Verballerhood on which teams will be most affected by their schedules in 2021, the ideal combination of Saturday college football things, very specific TCU and Kansas State musings, Group of Five standouts, unorthodox game venues, and much more. Plus, a candid discussion about the best Summer Olympics events for moderately athletic people.
Published 07/13/21
Ty and Dan touch base with ESPN's Bill Connelly to get an early look at what the numbers are saying about the 2021 college football season. Also, how seriously should college football fans take the statistics that came out of the 2020 Covid season?
Published 07/08/21
Ty and Dan take a look at way-too-early point spreads for some of the biggest games on the 2021 college football schedule and make their gut reaction picks.
Published 07/06/21
Ty and Dan discuss the major news of the day as NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) rules are adopted, at long last, by the NCAA and all student athletes are immediately eligible to profit from their likenesses. With help from Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated and Michael Felder of Stadium and the Hand in the Dirt Podcast, they discuss how NIL will impact college football, how the NCAA was forced into action, how schools might lean into the new rules, how the open market will react to college...
Published 07/01/21
Ty and Dan ponder the answers to ten important questions, ranging from the true No. 1 team this fall to the programs best positioned to take a big jump. Why is LSU's opening game at UCLA so tricky? What's a realistic expectation for Steve Sarkisian in Year One at Texas? And which new coaches aren't going to work out? Plus, digital sabbaticals and recruitment by snack food.
Published 06/29/21
Ty (representing TCU) and Dan (representing Oklahoma State) spar for the services of an imaginary wide receiver recruit by highlighting the advantages of both programs.
Published 06/24/21
Ty and Dan hop in the time machine and go back to the early years of the four-team playoff and talk through how an expanded, 12-team model would've changed the dynamics. Plus, which teams were the "jumpers" that prove how the new format could actually mean more late season drama.
Published 06/22/21
Ty and Dan enter the virtual recruiting arena and compete for the services of Chase Chase, a make-believe edge rusher from suburban Chicago with ideal size, speed and strength, and his pick of Big Ten schools for his college experience. Ty recruits on behalf of Ohio State; Dan on behalf of Michigan.
Published 06/17/21
Ty and Dan react to the news that the College Football Playoff may be on the verge of expanding to 12 teams, with a system that rewards the six highest ranked conference champions and six at-large teams. Who are the winners and losers? What are the lingering questions? And would this proposal be good for the sport?
Published 06/15/21
Ty and Dan try their luck at recruiting Gunner Simpson, a fictitious, five-star quarterback recruit from suburban Atlanta. Ty makes the case for Georgia; Dan pitches Alabama. The Verballerhood will decide who presented the most persuasive case for their respective SEC powerhouse.
Published 06/10/21
Ty and Dan immerse themselves in an overflowing inbox of college football questions, ranging from the plan after Jim Harbaugh to possible losses for Ohio State and Clemson to teams swapping conferences. Plus, Dan's adventures as a cheese smuggler.
Published 06/08/21
Ty, Dan and a trusted panel of Verballers turn the page on 2020, discuss what lessons they learned, and forge ahead into a (hopefully) more normal 2021.
Published 06/03/21
With help from an esteemed panel of Verballers, Ty and Dan take one more look back at the awkward fan experience during the 2020 college football season.
Published 06/01/21
Ty and Dan learn more about the challenges facing college football broadcasters and wonder how telecasts may change as a result. With help from Anish Shroff of ESPN, a look back at more of the obstacles from 2020 and a brief glimpse ahead at 2021 and beyond.
Published 05/27/21
Ty and Dan break down a handful of the unique challenges facing broadcasters during the 2020 season with help from Anish Shroff of ESPN. What was it like broadcasting from a remote studio? Where did fake crowd noise come from? What were the challenges of using backup camera operators? In Part 1, an overview of the challenges media partners overcame to put games on TV.
Published 05/25/21
So Now What? Quirks Out West - Part 2After reliving the extraordinary circumstances under which the Pac-12 played its fall football schedule, Ty and Dan talk with Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Networks to learn more about what players and coaches will take away from the experience and what we, as fans, can expect moving forward.
Published 05/20/21
Ty and Dan examine the unique circumstances under which the Pac-12 played its fall football season and the ways that players and coaches were forced to adapt in order to merely take the field. With help from Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Networks, a look back at the stories that made the Pac-12's season unprecedented.
Published 05/18/21
After breaking down the circumstances that led to the Big Ten's decision to cancel its fall football season, Ty and Dan look ahead and wonder whether college football can learn from the experience and change, in any way, for the better. With help from The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach and PennLive.com's David Jones, a look ahead at whether college football can adapt and strengthen in any way in 2021 and beyond.
Published 05/13/21
Ty and Dan take a look back at the wild, uncertain events of the summer of 2020, when the Big Ten canceled, and later uncanceled, its fall football season amid the ongoing pandemic. Who were the central figures that drove the decisionmaking and what happened that made the conference change its mind? With help from Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic and David Jones of PennLive.com, Part 1 is a retrospective on how the Big Ten inadvertently created a circus.
Published 05/11/21
Starting this week, and continuing throughout May, join Ty and Dan as they take a look back at a wild and unprecedented 2020 college football season and what it all means for 2021 and beyond. With help from some prominent reporters and friends, each week features a two-part look at the quirks that make the 2020 season unique. On Tuesdays, a look back to make sense of what happened. On Thursdays, a glimpse ahead at how college football might change as a result.
Published 05/09/21
Ty and Dan empty out the inbox and talk about teams starting with the letter M, Mother's Day gifts, Cryptids as quarterbacks, non-conference trips, Oregon-Ohio State storylines, tips for filling tortillas, and more.
Published 05/06/21
Ty and Dan take a look into the distance future and evaluate ten players from some of the 2022 NFL Mock Drafts that they found on the web, grading each on where they need to improve to earn a top spot. Is Sam Howell or Spencer Rattler the top quarterback in next year's draft class? Would you rather select Derek Stingley Jr. or Kyle Hamilton for your defensive backfield? And how are Evan Neal and Kayvon Thibodeaux even human?
Published 05/04/21