Until Saturday: A show about college football

Until Saturday: A show about college football

By The Athletic

Welcome to Until Saturday, The Athletic's NEW college football podcast. This is your home for everything college football. Join Ari Wasserman, David Ubben, Nicole Auerbach, Max Olson, Chris Vannini, Sam Khan Jr., and The Athletic's CFB staff as they break down the game we all love.

Episodes

We let CFB25 predict the Playoff + Realignment rumblings & Texas vs SEC, Saban

Nick Saban might be the early highlight of Talkin' Season. Chris Vannini, David Ubben and Ari Wasserman react to Saban's first SEC Media Days as an analyst, including his opinions on Texas and Alabama. Plus, are NIL fines enough for Georgia's reckless drivers? It's time to ride the Conference Realignment Rumor Rollercoaster. Later, the guys share their grivances about EA Sports College Football 25 now that we've had more than a day and change to play. Oh, and we let CFB25 predict the College Football Playoff. It got wild. SEC commish Greg Sankey mum on expansion via Seth Emerson: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5638872/2024/07/15/greg-sankey-sec-media-days-2024/ The ACC to provide ESPN agreements via Chris Vannini: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5644222/2024/07/17/acc-to-provide-espn-agreements-to-florida-state-attorney-general-by-aug-1/ Rundown: - Saban & SEC vs. Texas? (4:15) - Georgia reckless driving fines enough? (15:30) - Realignnment rumors real? (23:00) - EA CFB25 grievances (32:15) - Online play changes/problems (38:15) - We let CFB25 determine the CFP (55:30) - Ari's incredible diet hack (1:08:00) Watch Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@UntilSaturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the FREE Until Saturday newletter:: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Host: Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) With: Ari Wasserman and David Ubben (@AriWasserman @davidubben) Executive producer (audio + video): Cam Molina (@commentatorcam) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/241h 21m

It's HERE! Our EA College Football 25 early review! + Pat White joins the show

The wait is finally over. After a decade-long absence, EA Sports' next installment of their college football franchise is here! Chris Vannini and Ari Wasserman share their early review of EA College Football 25. The duo dissect the gameplay, graphics, playbooks, Dynasty Mode, Road to Glory, recruiting and much, much more! Later in the show, former West Virginia quarterback and NCAA video game cheat code, Pat White, joins the show along with The Athletic's Chris Kamrani! Pat voices his thoughts on the game's cultural impact, and how he fits into that picture. Plus, a look back at some of his favorite moments as a Mountaineer. Read Chris Kamrani's Pat White/WVU story: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5622408/2024/07/08/college-football-25-west-virginia-top-teams/ Watch the review on YouTube: https://youtu.be/e99aNwH3_-4 Rundown: - Our early review of EA Sports College Football 25! (:15) - One big takeaway (2:15) - Gamplay, graphics and playbooks (4:45) - Dynasty Mode + recruiting realism (17:00) - Road to Glory and more (30:30) - Criticisms (39:15) - Pat White joins the show! (46:45) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the FREE Until Saturday newletter:: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Host: Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) With: Ari Wasserman, Chris Kamrani & Pat White (@AriWasserman, @chriskamrani, @patcwhite) Executive producer (audio + video): Cam Molina (@commentatorcam) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/241h 19m

The Nick Saban Butterfly Effect & Big 12 alpha dog search + EA CFB 25 final countdown

How does one coach's decision affect over 400 people? Ari Wasserman, Max Olson and Sam Khan Jr. explain how Nick Saban's retirement caused hundreds of staffers, coaches, analysts, and familes' lives to change. From Alabama to Nebraska Kearney and Washington to Fernandina Beach HS the ripple effects are expansive. Brett Yormark preached innovation and growth for the Big 12 conference at media days, and went as far as to say his league is third best in the nation. Are they ahead of the ACC? Who will emerge as the league's alpha dog? Plus, EA CFB 25 player ratings and final countdown! Read Chris' story about Big 12 marketing: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5628106/2024/07/10/brett-yormark-big-12-pac-12/ Read Justin's story about the need for a Big 12 powerhouse: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5629665/2024/07/11/big-12-football-parity-brand-name/ Rundown: - Nick Saban Butterfly Effect (3:15) - Second chances for coaches + how fast things move (17:00) - The Big 12 needs an alpha dog (27:30) - Big 12 vs ACC health (41:30) - Mike Gundy & consequences (56:00) - EA Sports CFB 25 ratings + final countdown (1:01:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the FREE Until Saturday newletter:: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Host: Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) With: Max Olson & Sam Khan Jr. (@max_olson @skhanjr) Executive producer: Cam Molina (@commentatorcam) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/241h 26m

Big 12 preseason rankings biggest question marks + Conference X-factors for every team!

In the final installment of Until Saturday's conference X-factors, Ari Wasserman, Max Olson, and Justin Williams (as well as Sam Khan Jr., whose internet lost the battle against Hurricane Beryl) list their X-factors for each Big 12 program ahead of media days in Las Vegas. Can a trio of young receivers in the state of Texas help their programs to a big year? Will Kansas' newest addition keep Jalon Daniels healthy? Plus, Ari explains the Fast Food Triple Crown while the crew attempts to solve a Skyline Chili mystery. Check out Justin's Big 12 recruiting story: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5612669/2024/07/05/big-12-recruiting-update-official-visits/ Rundown: - Big 12 preseason poll (3:30) - X-factors: Arizona St., Baylor, West Virginia (15:00) - Colorado, Houston, Kansas St. (20:00) - Iowa St., TCU, Cincinnati (34:30) - Kansas, Texas Tech, UCF (46:30) - Utah, Arizona, BYU, Oklahoma St. (1:05:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the FREE Until Saturday newletter:: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/07/241h 22m

The NEW SEC's X-factors! + Lincoln Riley catches a stray

As of July 1st, Texas and Oklahoma are official members of the SEC. Ari Wasserman and our SEC pundits at The Athletic, Seth Emerson and Kennington Smith III, list x-factors for every program in the new-look conference. Will a player moving position at Georgia change the complexion of the Bulldogs' defense? Does Alabama have the nation's best OL, and can a true Freshman wide receiver elevate Auburn's offense? Plus, Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione embraces SEC culture by lobbing a granade at a certain someone in LA. Before then, EA Sports Dynasty Mode mega update! Read Seth's story about how a Supreme Court case impacted CFB TV deals and realignment: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5600962/2024/07/01/ncaa-college-football-supreme-court-1984/ Rundown: - EA Sports Dynasty Mode deep dive (3:45) - SEC X-factors: Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina (8:30) - Florida and a Percy Harvin percentage (16:15) - Kentucky & Missouri (20:45) - Alabama & Ole Miss (27:00) - Oklahoma & Lincoln can't catch a break (32:00) - LSU & Vanderbilt (36:45) - Texas, Auburn & Miss St. (43:00) - Texas A&M + Arkansas (49:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the FREE Until Saturday newletter:: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/2459m 9s

X-factors for EVERY ACC program + EA Sports vs Ari's top-10 teams

We continue our Until Saturday X-factors series with the newly minted 17-team ACC. Our Atlantic Coast Conferece guru, Manny Navarro, jumps on the mic with Ari Wasserman to share his list of impact players this season. Before then, EA Sports revealed their team rankings for the upcoming college football video game. Where did EA Sports get it right and wrong? Plus, Ari compares his pre-season top-10 teams against EA's. Check out our ACC x-factors story: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5608807/2024/07/02/acc-football-x-factors-damien-martinez-maalik-murphy/ Rundown: - EA Sports CFB 25 team rankings + Ari's top-10 teams vs EA (2:00) - ACC X-factors: Boston College, Cal & Clemson (10:00) - Duke, Florida State & Georgia Tech (16:45) - Louisville, Miami & North Carolina (24:15) - NC State, Pittsburgh & SMU (33:00) - Stanford, Syracuse & Virginia (39:30) - Virginia Tech and Wake Forest (42:45) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the FREE Until Saturday newletter:: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/07/2453m 50s

X-factors for EVERY Big Ten team + EA Sports CFB 25 rankings BEEF

Colorado Twitter is EA Sports' #1 fan. College Football 25 is only a few weeks away, and the gracious folks at EA Sports gave us A LOT to talk about, as they published their offensive and defensive rankings on Thursday. Ari Wasserman, Chris Vannini, and Scott Dochterman react to the top-25 lists, and then they share where EA got it wrong. Afterward, who is the x-factor on each Big Ten team? The guys explain each of their picks. Before we roll out, rolling it up is now legal in CFB. Plus, other rule changes. Read about Austin Mock's top-ranked offenses, defenses: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5595576/2024/06/27/college-football-25-best-defenses-projections/?partner=slack&smid=sl-share Rundown: - EA Sports offensive/defensive rankings (2:30) - Our top-10 teams on offense (13:00) - Defensive rankings (17:30) - Big Ten X-factors (25:30) - Cannabis, unlimited coaches, and more news (1:08:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter & join in answering the Question of the Day!: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/241h 16m

Everything you need to know about college football recruiting in 2024 (so far)

The dead period has arrived, which presents a great opportunity for Ari Wasserman, Mitch Light, and Manny Navarro to fill you in on everything you need to know about college football recruiting in 2024 through June. From Kalen DeBoer's impressive start enlisting high school talent into the Alabama ranks to Rutgers' and Memphis' hot starts (and USC's cold spell), we have you covered. Read Bruce Feldman's Elite 11 takeaways story: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5582196/2024/06/22/elite-11-takeaways-jaron-sagapolutele-tavien-st-clair/ Rundown: - Major recruiting storylines (3:00) - Alabama hasn't skipped a beat without Saban...right? (10:00) - What to make of Brent Venables' contract extension (19:00) - Recruiting rankings top-10 teams (25:00) - Hot/cold teams on the recruiting trail: USC, Notre Dame + more (45:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter & join in answering the Question of the Day!: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/241h 8m

David's burning CFB thoughts while on paternity leave: EA Sports CFB 25, best new coaching hire & more!

A sleep deprived, but exuberant, David Ubben returns to Until Saturday! He joins Ari Wasserman and Chris Vannini in New York while in New York for a company event. David has been champing at the bit to share his thoughts about recent college football news and developments since being on paternity leave, including EA Sports College Football 25, the best head coaching hires this cycle, hype train teams, private equity, and more! Rundown: - David takes a break from Bluey to talk EA Sports CFB 25! (2:00) - Will CFB 25 be a good tool to learn about players? (9:00) - CFB needs a portal fix (16:00) - The shortsightedness of private equity (23:00) - Are coaches overreacting to future roster limits? (31:00) - The Pac-2's media deal trumps the Pac-12's (44:00) - Best coaching hire of this cycle (49:00) - Hype train teams (58:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter & join in answering the Question of the Day!: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/241h 13m

Reasonable & unreasonable expectations for Alabama, Michigan & more of CFB's most interesting teams with Ralph Russo

What are reasonable and unreasonable expectations for fanbases of some of college football's most interesting teams? Ari Wasserman is joined by The Athletic's Kennington Smith III and Ralph Russo of the Associated Press to solve what rational, and irrational, benchmarks Alabama, Michigan, Colorado, Clemson, and more should hit this season. Kenny and Ralph are subjected to an expectations lightning round before the triumvirate reveal which fanbases are the most irrational. Listen to Ralph on the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/id1138957862 Read Kenny's SEC schedule breakdown: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5556938/2024/06/12/sec-football-2024-tv/ Rundown: - Reasonable/unreasonable expectations: Alabama (3:00) - Texas to the moon? (13:00) - Notre Dame standard in '24 (22:30) - Is Ole Miss a National Championship contender? (30:15) - We're the "Michael Jordan of being wrong about Texas A&M" (39:15) - Colorado fans, let's be real (47:00) - Miami boom or bust (52:30) - Clemson, Dabo need to "stand on buisness" (59:30) - Can Michigan win The Game? (1:06:00) - Lightning Round: FSU, Penn State, LSU + more (1:09:30) - Most irrational fanbases (1:12:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter & join in answering the Question of the Day!: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/06/241h 24m

The Allstate 12?! Biggest trap games & Notre Dame vibe check with Jessica Smetana

Chris Vannini and Ari Wasserman discuss reports of the Big 12 and CUSA, among other conferences, exploring private equity investment and selling the naming rights to their conferences. Does the Allstate 12 roll off the tongue? Later, special guest Jessica Smetana, co-host of The Dan Le Betard Show and Notre Dame alumnus, hops on Until Saturday to share her takes on the vibes in South Bend. Afterward, Chris and Jessica nominate major trap games this season. From UCF-Florida to Clemson-App St., where do these look-ahead matchups rank on the "Trap Scale"? Lastly, Jessica faces a round of Notre Dame trivia unlike any other. Check out Jessica on The Dan Le Betard Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dan-le-batard-show-with-stugotz/id934820588 Read more on the Big 12 exploring private equity, sale of naming rights: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5562395/2024/06/13/big-12-private-equity-naming-rights/ Rundown: - Big 12 (and others) exploring private equity investment & sale of naming rights (:30) - Notre Dame vibe check with Jessica Smetana (11:30) - Trap Games & Trap Scale! -- Colorado vs NDSU (32:30) - Notre Dame-Louisville (38:30) - Florida-UCF (43:30) - Clemson-App St. (47:00) - USF-Miami (52:00) - Notre Dame trivia! (58:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter & join in answering the Question of the Day!: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/241h 9m

BIGGEST Pressure Cooker Games of 2024 + Top 5 College Football 25 teams we can't wait to play as

We are less than 100 days from the start of the college football season! Ari Wasserman and Chris Vannini pinpoint the year's biggest 'pressure cooker games', or the matchups that will draw the strongest overreactions from either fanbase and send supporters into a tizzy. Would the losing party in LSU-USC lose faith in their head coach after a season of heavy investment in the defensive staff? Which programs are the guys dying to play as in Dynasty Mode in the upcoming EA Sports College Football 25 video game? Plus, Nebraska AD Troy Dannen spoke candidly about his perception of the direciton of the sport, and Huskers' NIL coffers. Can a team like Nebraska compete in the new world of CFB? Troy Dannen video: https://www.tiktok.com/@247.huskers/video/7377540168561069355?is_from_webapp=1 Listen to our 'Secrets of NIL and the transfer portal' episode: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/podcast/83-the-andy-staples-show/episode-1117/ Rundown: - Troy Dannen on Nebraska's NIL war chest + future of the sport (3:00) - 2024's Pressure Cooker Games: Miami vs Florida (14:00) - USC vs LSU (23:30) - Nebraska vs Colorado (28:15) - Tennessee vs Oklahoma (38:30) - Texas vs Texas A&M + The Game (43:00) - Top 5 Dynasty Mode teams (54:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter & join in answering the Question of the Day!: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/241h 16m

Is Georgia or Michigan's title blueprint harder to replicate + Who REALLY won the 2020 recruiting class?

Which national championship model is harder to emulate: Georgia's or Michigan's? Ari Wasserman and Max Olson thoroughly mull over Rodrigo A's fan-submitted question. Which programs could model themselves after either champions? Max went through the arduous task of re-ranking the 2020 recruiting class in an effort to see who REALLY won it. What did he learn from Ohio State, Michigan, Tulane, Georgia, and more? Read Max's 2020 re-ranking: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5510780/2024/05/28/college-football-recruiting-2020-class-rankings-revisited/ Rundown: - Re-ranking the 2020 recruiting class (2:30) - Michigan and Missour's talent development (10:00) - Ohio State's misses on defense (17:30) - Rounding out the top-10 (22:30) - Texas eeks out a top-10 finish (29:00) - Is Georgia or Michigan's championship blueprint harder to replicate? (35:00) - Playoff schedule dropped (52:30) Sign up for our FREE newsletter to answer future Questions of the Day: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/241h 1m

Is Red River the BEST SEC rivalry? + Tier list of top weeks 1-3 games

Chris Del Conte, athletic director at the University of Texas, gave the college football world a gem last week while on the Paul Finebaum Show. There he exclaimed just how great the Red River Shootout is compared to its new conference mates' rivalry games. So, is Texas-Oklahoma the BEST SEC rivalry game? Ari Wasserman, Max Olson, and Scott Dochterman share their thoughts on the matter as well as their favorite rivalry game experiences. We now have kick-off times for games in weeks 1-3. (We can finally start to smell the new season!) The guys place the top matchups from the first few weeks in a tier list of "A" through "F", though, there are no F-tier games - we love all of CFB! Where will games like Georgia-Clemson, Florida-Miami, Arizona-Kansas State and more rank? Plus, cliff notes from last week's SEC Spring Meetings. Read more about a 9-game SEC conf schedule: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5529284/2024/05/30/sec-football-schedule-nine-games/ Read more about scholarship limits and the death of walk-ons: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5525379/2024/05/28/sec-football-coaches-roster-limits/ Private equity, injury reports, and more: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5530740/2024/05/30/sec-meetings-greg-sankey/ Big Ten schedule analysis: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5530629/2024/05/30/big-ten-football-tv-schedule-analysis/ Rundown: A 9-game SEC conference schedule? (1:45) Roster limits + the end of walk-ons? (8:30) Is Red River the BEST SEC rivalry? (16:15) Our most memorable rivalry game experiences (31:30) Tier list of weeks 1-3 games (39:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/241h 12m

ELITE Nick Saban stories, Alabama's standard + ex-player on CFB evolution with Damien Harris

Former stud Alabama running back and NFL vet Damien Harris joins Chris Vannini on today's show! Damien opens up about how his family and newborn son have helped him weather his difficult transition out of the NFL following a scary injury last season with the Buffalo Bills. He also weaves some hilarious and insightful stories about Nick Saban, his former coach. Damien opines on NIL, the transfer portal, EA Sports College Football 25, the NFL and Bill Belichick and more. Lastly, Chris tests Damien's knowledge of his career in a game of trivia. Who's the Big Ten dark horse? Sign up for our FREE newsletter to answer future Questions of the Day: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Rundown: - Damien Harris on the end of his NFL career and family (1:00) - What was Damien's reaction to Saban's retirement? (4:00) - Crimson Tide's epic RB room with Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, et. al (12:00) - Why didn't you transfer? (14:00) - Kalen DeBoer & expectations in Tuscaloosa (17:00) - Clemson battles & hate (23:00) - Favorite memory from college (26:30) - Death of amateurism & how would Damien have navigated NIL, player compensation (29:00) - EA Sports College Football 25 (38:30) - Transfer portal's impact (45:30) - Texas, Oklahoma transition to the SEC (47:00) - Bill Belichick impressions + NFL experience (53:00) - Damien Harris trivia (58:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/241h 8m

We PLAYED NCAA 25! Gameplay, features & more with EA Sports' Ben Haumiller & Christian McLeod

The rumors are true, we PLAYED EA Sports College Football 25...well, Chris Vannini did (Ari Wasserman definitely isn't jealous). While at a function hosted by EA Sports in Orlando, Chris had a first-account of what the gameplay is like; from the revamped running and passing mechanics to the pagentry and electric in-game atmostphere. Chris walks us through all the details he gathered about Dynasty Mode, NIL, the transfer portal, Road to Glory, and Road to the CFP. Later in the show, hear from EA Sports' very own Ben Haumiller and Christian McLeod about the game's development and features. Out the door, a farewell to the Pac-12 and one of its most prominent ambassadors, Bill Walton. Read Chris' NCAA 25 story on gameplay: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5523815/2024/05/29/ea-sports-college-football-25-video-game-features/ NIL: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5525588/2024/05/29/ea-sports-college-football-25-video-games-nil/ Dynasty Mode: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5525517/2024/05/29/college-football-25-video-game-dynasty-mode/ Rundown: - We played NCAA 25! What's one thing Chris was surprised by? (2:30) - What was the gameplay like? Running game features (11:00) - Passing game features (16:00) - What ISN'T in the game? (21:45) - Pagentry + fan reactions (22:45) - Dynasty mode info dump (25:30) - How does recruiting work? (33:30) - How does NIL & the portal work? (43:00) - Road to Glory details (48:00) - Ben Haumiller & Christian McLeod join the show! (54:00) - Friend to Friend...was it badass? (1:09:30) - Pac-12 + Bill Walton memories (1:07:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/241h 34m

Describing EVERY Big 12 team in one word + What House vs NCAA approval means

In the NEW Big 12, the one with 16 teams, separation between teams is infinitesimal. There are seven teams (nearly half the league) that are within one O/U win total of each other (per BetMGM). Sam Khan Jr. and Justin Williams use one word to describe each of the 16 conference teams to deliniate where each team is at this season. But before then, Justin takes us through House vs NCAA and where it stands. Plus, rapid fire O/U win totals for every program. Learn more about House vs NCAA: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5506457/2024/05/20/ncaa-settlement-house-lawsuit-college-sports/?partner=slack&smid=sl-share Post-spring Big 12 preview: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5495963/2024/05/16/big-12-football-preview-power-rankings-transfers/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=cfbtw&source=cfbtw Read Sam's Willie Fritz, Houston story: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5495799/2024/05/21/willie-fritz-houston-football/ Big 12 QB carousel: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5484819/2024/05/14/big-12-quarterbacks-starters-returners-transfers/ Who's the SEC dark horse? Sign up for our FREE newsletter and answer future QOTDs: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Rundown: - House vs NCAA latest + what the heck does it mean? (2:00) - ONE WORD WONDERS: Big 12 edition; Arizona, Arizona St., Baylor (12:30) - BYU, Houston, Cincinnati, Kansas (19:30) - Colorado, K-State, Iowa St., Oklahoma St. (27:30) - UCF, TCU, Utah, Texas Tech & West Virginia (37:00) -Win totals (51:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/241h 12m

Is Florida State an outlier, or the new gold standard for team building? with Mike Norvell

Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell joins Ari Wasserman to discuss the Seminoles' approach to team building. Does Norvell believe his team's portal to high school recruiting ratio is a recipe for success? Is it sustainable? Manny Navarro, The Athletic's AuFlority, then hops on the mic to breakdown Norvell's roster construction from a analytical angle. Were FSU's portal hits more luck based, or are they the new standard for how to build a team? Later, the guys answer a voicemail from the Until Saturday phone line (316-462-9852) about who belongs in the NCAA 25 game's All-99 club. Plus, what is the lowest ranking a team can recruit at each position to win a national title? Read Pt. 1 of our NIL confidential: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5484900/2024/05/13/college-football-transfer-portal-nil-deals/ Read Pt. 2 of our NIL confidential: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5499474/2024/05/20/college-football-transfer-portal-nil-collectives-movement/ Listen to last week's show: https://pod.fo/e/23ce9b Who's the SEC dark horse? Sign up for our FREE newsletter and vote: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Rundown: - Portal reliance; "transactional program" a functional model? (:30) - Mike Norvell joins the show (5:00) - Opinions on FSU's approach + advanced recruiting (20:00) - Is FSU's portal success sustainable? (26:15) - Other "transactional programs" & how certains teams use the portal (34:00) - NCAA 25 All-99 club (45:45) - Lowest rated position but still win a title? (49:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/241h 8m

EA Sports NCAA 25 features + trailer reveal! How NIL and the portal REALLY work: Players, coaches & agents weigh in

Ari, Chris and Max share their instant reactions to the first EA Sports NCAA 25 trailer! Chris also shares what features fans can expect in the game. You may think you know how the transfer portal and NIL works, but Manny Navarro, Chris Vannini, and Ari Wasserman tells you how it REALLY works. Manny, Chris, and several other The Athletic reporters interviewed players, coaches, and agents about how two of the most prevelant yet perplexing topics in college sports. How do programs recruit players? Where do agents fit into all of this,are players only after a bag, and which programs spend the most? WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE FOR NCAA 25. An array of news came out of Florida at the ACC Spring Meetings. Dabo dropped another transfer portal comment, Florida St. vs ACC still rages on, even with both parties at the same hotel, and does the conference have a perception problem? Read about how the transfer portal works: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5484900/2024/05/13/college-football-transfer-portal-nil-deals/ Read about how NIL agents fit into the picture: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5490748/2024/05/15/college-football-nil-agents-transfer-portal/ Read Nicole Auerbach's stories from ACC Spring Meetings: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5494186/2024/05/14/acc-college-football-playoff-perception/ Who's the Big 12 dark horse? Sign up and answer future Until Saturday newsletter's Question of the Day here: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Rundown: - EA Sports NCAA 25 trailer + features (:30) - How does NIL/portal work? What we learned (15:00) - So...tampering (24:00) - Are players only after a paycheck? (28:30) - Transactional programs (29:45) - How do deals get done? (41:00) - Biggest spenders (48:30) - NCAA 25 release date (1:00:30) - ACC Spring Meetings: Dabo, league perception, FSU + House vs NCAA deadline (1:08:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/241h 30m

Mount Rushmore of CFB Villains + Baylor's bet on Dave Aranda & coaching timelines

One of Until Saturday's most dedicated listeners, Sad Husker Nate, did it again. He left another gem of a question for Ari Wasserman, Sam Khan Jr., and Mitch Light on the Until Saturday Phone Line (316-462-9852): Who's on our Mount Rushmore of CFB Villains? The trio go meta with some of their choices (like the Pac-12's cognoscenti that destroyed the conference), but weren't bashful about naming some names (like Michigan's Jim Harbaugh). Baylor is gambling on Dave Aranda after consecutive losing seasons. Why did AD Mack Rhodes decide to retain Aranda? Sam takes us inside his excellent story before the group delves into a bigger picture conversation: What's a fair timeline for a coach? Lastly, EA Sports NCAA 25 dropped a bombshell on us last Friday. Read Sam's Dave Aranda story: https://theathletic.com/5467548/2024/05/06/dave-aranda-baylor-football/ Who's the Big 12 dark horse? Sign up and answer the Until Saturday newsletter's Question of the Day here: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Rundown: - Mount Rushmore of CFB Villains via Sad Husker Nate (4:00) - Honorable mention villains (38:00) - Baylor's big bet on Dave Aranda + fair timelines (44:45) - NCAA 25 cover athletes (1:00:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/241h 11m

Where was Ari wrong (and right) in his Post-Spring Top 25? + Brian Kelly and NIL overreaction

We asked you, Until Saturday and college football fans alike, to weigh in on Ari Wasserman's Post-Spring Top-25 rankings. Ari takes fan feedback on his list as well as input from Chris Vannini, who joins him on today's show. Why was Utah ranked so low? Was a Group of 5 team considered, and a fan thinks Ari's story was DISGUSTINGLY...rational? Plus, Brian Kelly, Spencer Danielson, and more coaches spoke openly about certain aspects of their school's NIL approach. Some of what was said wasn't well received, but are outspoken parties simply overreacting? Unlimited coaches, Iowa's new QB, the ACC's dark horse and more! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter & join in answering the Question of the Day!: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Rundown: - NIL consternation + Boise St. HC Spencer Danielson on Freshman/NIL comments (2:00) - Post-Spring Top-25 postmortem + Chris weighs in (13:30) - Changes + G5 regrets and contenders (21:15) - Until Saturday phone line opens: Ari, why do you hate Carson Beck? (26:45) - How are early-season marquee matchups contextualized? (31:30) - Someone liked Ari's rankings? (38:00) - Text via Jason from Austin: Why is Utah ranked so low? (41:00) - Text via David G San Antonio.: Post-spring hypothetical 12-team playoff (44:00) - Text via Ben from Louisville: Kudos for ranking the Cardinals (51:00) - Until Saturday newsletter QOTD: Which team is the ACC dark horse? (53:00) - Iowa's new QB + unlimited coaches (56:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/241h 3m

Post-Spring Top-25 Rankings Reveal + Breakdown with Dan Wetzel

Ari Wasserman is joined by Max Olson and Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports sports writer extraordinaire and 1/3 of the 'College Football Enquirer' podcast, to discuss his post-spring top-25 rankings. Which teams are ranked too high, too low, not at all? We want to hear your thoughts about Ari's rankings, so call the Until Saturday phone line and leave a voicemail (or text): 316-462-9852. Plus, Dan attempts to explain new emerging details about the NCAA's compensation model. Rundown: - Compensation model new info (2:00) - Post-spring Top-25 rankings: Nos. 1-3 (12:30) - Nos. 4-7 (27:00) - Nos. 8-10 (38:00) - Nos. 11-13 (45:00) - Nos. 14 & 15 (53:00) - Nos. 16-18 (1:00:00) - Nos. 19-22 (1:09:00) - Nos. 23-25 + Dumping USC (1:14:30) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/05/241h 30m

Are Colorado & Deion CFB's biggest villains? + Top players in 2024

A vortex of social media activity ensued after Tuesday's podcast with Max Olson (which can be found in your feed). Multiple ex-Colorado players spoke with Max about their experience being cut from the program when Deion Sanders took over, and those thoughts were shared on this show. Since then, Deion and Shedeur Sanders have responded to some of those former players who aired their thoughts on social media. Ari Wasserman and Sam Khan Jr. weigh in on what has been said by Prime and others. But, before then, Ari and Sam explain why House vs. NCAA is important to you as a CFB fan. They also acquaint you with draft-eligible players that you need to know. Rundown: - House vs NCAA & how it could completely change CFB (2:00) - Top offensive draft-eligible players (10:00) - Top defensive draft-eligible players (24:00) - Who's going to pop-off this season? (34:00) - Tin Hat Ari (46:00) - "Bush League" Deion Sanders (48:15) Read Max's Colorado story: https://theathletic.com/5449961/2024/04/29/deion-sanders-colorado-transfer-portal-2023/ Read Dane's 2025 mock draft: https://theathletic.com/5458526/2024/04/30/nfl-mock-draft-2025-prediction-shedeur-sanders-will-johnson/ Read Justin's House vs. NCAA explainer: https://theathletic.com/5174023/2024/01/03/ncaa-proposal-subdivision-lawsuits/ Read Ari's story about Sam Salz: https://theathletic.com/5457913/2024/05/02/sam-salz-texas-am-football-shabbat/ Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/241h 11m

What happened to Colorado's castoffs? Miami & Auburn's portal splashes

What happened to Colorado's players that weren't deemed to be Louis? Max Olson takes us behind the scenes of 20 Buffaloes players that were cast off when Deion Sanders took over the Boulder based program. Ari Wasserman and Chris Vannini then discuss the buzz about a Group of 5 playoff. Is a postseason imminent for the G5? What's incoming AAC commissioner Tim Pernetti's philosophy compared to Mike Arresco, and what's Ari's biggest sticking point in this? Do college football fans still follow their favorite player(s) after they leave for the NFL? We asked you, the listeners, and reacted to your responses. Read Max's story: https://theathletic.com/5449961/2024/04/29/deion-sanders-colorado-transfer-portal-2023/ Rundown: - What happened to Colorado's castoffs? (3:00) - Group chats and players' feelings on being cut (7:30) - Transfer portal news: Miami, Auburn, K-State makin' moves (19:30) - Is a Group of 5 playoff imminent? (41:00) - Do fans follow their favorite player(s) after leaving their program? (58:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/241h 17m

Is the NFL terrified of next year's CFB QBs? Changing college football history & Reggie Bush justice

Ari Wasserman and Chris Vannini sat down right after the NFL Draft to share their biggest takeaways from Thursday night. Michael Penix Jr. and Atlanta is a curious case, but the dude can rip the football. J.J. McCarthy left an impression on Ari as a teenager in high school, but will his spunk and skillset translate? Bo Nix, Penix, and McCarthy all being selected in the top-12 has us wondering, are NFL teams terrified of next year's crop of college quarterbacks? The wide receivers in this class were all-timers. Later, Scott Dochterman joins the podcast to discuss Reggie Bush being reunited with his Heisman Trophy, and what it says about the current climate of CFB. If we could change one thing in the sport's history, what would it be? How is NIL impacting the Draft, and will Iowa hit the transfer portal for a QB? Rundown: - Michael Penix and J.J. McCarthy (3:00) - Are NFL teams terrified of next year's QB class? (14:30) - Wide receivers & favorite picks from the first round (18:00) - Reggie Bush's Heisman Trophy is returned...but why the long wait? (25:30) - Changing CFB history (45:30) - How NIL is impacting the NFL Draft (51:00) - Iowa spring check-in & QB situation (1:01:30) - ACC update (1:07:30) - Iowa gambling probe update (1:09:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/241h 17m

NFL Draft prospects vs CFB eye test + Spring games observations with Bruce Feldman

Ari Wasserman welcomes Bruce Feldman to the podcast ahead of the NFL Draft to analyze prospects he believes are polarizing based on their body of work in college. Ari questions Michigan QB's J.J. McCarthy's draft stock, which has soared to astronomical heights. Bruce shares his opinion as well as that NFL sources and CFB head coaches to provide a comprehensive picture of what the NFL community thinks of McCarthy, Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Brock Bowers, and more. Plus, who are some of Bruce's under-the-radar prospects? Later, the pair whip around the country to programs who just concluded their spring games. From Michigan and Texas to South Carolina and USC, the guys dish on several important teams. Lastly, we rifle through our mailbag and answer your questions! Rundown: - NFL Draft analysis + which players has Ari miss the mark on? (3:30) - Understanding the J.J. McCarthy hype + Maye and Williams (8:45) - Why is Brock Bowers considered elite? (18:15) - Under the radar prospects (22:30) - Spring games observations: Oklahoma (30:30) - Duke and Maalik Murphy intrigue (33:00) - Texas and Arch Manning (36:00) - Is Florida State a top-15 team? (41:00) - Are we overlooking Michigan? (43:30) - USC and Miller Moss (48:30) - South Carolina's place in the expanding SEC (54:30) - Texas A&M's defense (56:00) - Mailbag: Can't miss games this season (59:30) - Mailbag: What to make of Colorado's team construction? (1:04:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/241h 18m

Portal intel & Colorado's sneaky smart move + Notre Dame's high expectations in 2024

The spring portal continues to rewrite the record books. Max Olson joins Ari to contextualize data, trends, and share his portal intel. Shilo Sanders' social media post directing transfers to message him or his brother, Shedeur, drew skepticism from college football fans. Was too much made of Sanders' invitation? Ari believes so, while Max thinks this was a smart way to circumvent tampering rules. The Portal Authority shares his thoughts on RBs Alton McCaskill and Damien Martinez, CB Tacario Davis, DT Damonic Williams, and he and Ari determine if your program should recurit some of the more intriguing transfers using the N.I.L. scale. The Athletic's Notre Dame scribe Pete Sampson hops on afterward to spread the word about the Irish's spring ahead of their spring game this weekend. What does Pete think of OC Mike Denbrock, Riley Leonard's injury, the WR and OL rooms, the returning production on defense, and expectations for South Bend's team and Marcus Freeman in 2024? Rundown: -Dissecting portal data (2:45) -Colorado's portal activity by the numbers (11:00) -Shilo Sanders' IG post & was this a smart move? (17:00) -TCU's big loss + pocket watching (26:30) -N.I.L. scale: Cormani McClain, Keandre Lambert-Smith + more (37:30) -Notre Dame spring game preview + 2024 expectations (51:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/241h 23m

The Spring Portal begins, but do fans love or hate it? + Alabama and Georgia spring recap

The spring transfer window opened Tuesday morning, and players flooded the system. The number of entrants were over double that of last year's opening day. There are new reasons for fans to be excited and loathsome of the portal, but what's the consensus? Do fans love or hate the spring window? Ari and Chris discuss the pros and cons of the structure as well as standout players on the move. Later, Chris breaks down Michigan football's NCAA violations stemming from impermissable contact during COVID. Kennington Smith III and Seth Emerson then join the podcast to debrief us on Alabama and Georgia's spring games. Kenny shares what the atmostphere was like at Kalen DeBoer's first A-Day with over 70,000 fans in attendance. Plus, what positions do the Crimson Tide need to patch through the portal? Carson Beck shares his thoughts on the Bulldogs' G-Day, and Seth opines on the skill position talent that stood out in the spring game. Rundown: - Spring portal opens & players flood in (2:30) - Do fans love or hate the portal? (6:30) - Notable players on the move (21:30) - Colorado's portal departures & G5 movement (30:30) - Michigan NCAA violations, penalties (39:30) - Alabama, Georgia spring debriefs (44:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/241h 11m

Spring transfer portal preview + Will Drew Allar & Penn St. make the leap?

April 16 marks the beginning of the college football spring transfer window. And, according to some, it will be the most chaotic spring portal period to date. Ari, Chris, and the Portal Authority, Max Olson, prepare you for next week's barrage of player movement by identifying which teams are likely to be the most active (Alabama and Washington, among others), and the players you should keep your eyes on (like RB Damien Martinez). Later, The Athletic's Penn State scribe Audrey Snyder fills us in on everything going on in Happy Valley. Of everything discussed, the most important topic, as you might suspect, is will QB Drew Allar take the next step under new OC Andy Kotelnicki? Will a playoff berthe be enough to satisfy Nittany Lions fans? Speaking of things going on in Pennsylvania, Chris just came back from Wrestlemania. By his estimation, what can college football learn from wrestling/WWE? Rundown: - Explaining the rules of the spring transfer portal (3:00) - Which teams will be the most active in the portal? (8:15) - Portal players to watch: Damian Martinez, Henry Perrish Jr., and more (15:30) - 'Ari, Would You Rather': Would you take a billion dollars, but you could only eat turkey sandwichies for the rest of your life? (35:00) - Audrey Snyder joins the show! (38:15) - What CFB can learn from Wrestlemania (58:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/241h 18m

CFB realignment that makes sense, Is Quinn Ewers the Heisman favorite? + Impact Freshmen

In the wake of last week's Super League report, Sam realigned all 70-plus top-tier programs in divisions that make sense. Ari and David share their thoughts on the ode to regional ties, and is there a future where we have leagues that actually make sense geographically? Is Quinn Ewers the Heisman frontrunner? The Longhorns' QB might be the signal-caller best set up for success. Which Freshmen will contribute immediately this season? Rundown: - Realigned conferences in a Super League (4:30) - Is there a future with geographically-sensibile football? (25:00) - Is Quinn Ewers the Heisman frontrunner? (40:00) - Impact Freshmen (47:30) - One of our best voicemails to date (1:04:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/241h 16m

Spring mysteries: Does Ohio State have a QB competition? | How would a Super League work? | Sneaky-good portal gets

Is college football in store for a super league in the future? The Athletic's Stewart Mandel and Andrew Marchand reported on Wednesday about a budding organization created by a very influential group of people involving just that. Ari and Max discuss what a super league would look like, who would benefit, what major roadblocks are preventing a conglomeration of teams, the pros of a centralized governing body, and more. Later, Ohio State scrivner Cameron Teague Robinson addresses why the Buckeyes' quarterback situation might not be as cut and dry as many think. Plus, Jeremiah Smith is DIFFERENT, and Chip Kelly's influence so far. The Portal Guru, aka Max, fills you in on sneaky-good portal additions during the transfer window with the spring window around the corner. Plus, who will be the next celebrity HC like Deion? Rundown: -How would a Super League work? + What's holding it back & pros/cons (1:45) -Spring mysteries: Does OSU have a QB competition? (18:00) -Chip Kelly's influence (26:00) -Is Jeremiah Smith HIM? (27:45) -Sneaky-good portal gets (39:30) -Who is the next celebrity coach? (1:01:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/241h 13m

Wild Card QBs in 2024 | Way-too-early hot seat watch | How Cason Beck's navigated NIL and the portal

At a position with both constants and questions, quarterback is the most make-it or break-it position in college football. But, which QBs fall in the middle of that scale? Who are the sport's wild cards? Ari and David each list several pigskin hurlers who fit that criteria in 2024. Later, Seth Emerson pops in to talk about his exclusive interivew with Georgia QB Carson Beck. Seth shares why Beck has stuck around Athens for as long as he has, instead of darting for the portal. He also explains fan and player sentiment around Beck's widely-viewed Lamborghini purchase. There's a lull in the CFB calendar at the moment, but the urgency hasn't subsided for these hot seat coaches. Vote for the best CFB stadium in Until Saturday's bracket challenge: https://theathletic.com/tag/until-saturday/ Rundown: -Wild Card QBs (2:30) -Nico Iamaleava and QB investment (15:00) -Preston Stone & Cam Rising comeback season? (28:30) -How Carson Beck has navigated NIL, portal (41:15) -Hot seat coaches (58:30) -Until Saturday newsletter bracket challenge: Final Four results (1:20:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/241h 31m

Mount Rushmore of HCs | Is Deion failing in real time & death of CFB prop bets?

Sad Husker Nate, one of Until Saturday's long-time listeners, called in with a question that Ari has been dreading to answer all week: Who is on our Mount Rushmore of college football head coaches? Ari, David, and Mitch each share who they believe are the four most influential and successful coaches to ever lead a program(s). The trio also discusses NCAA president Charlie Baker's attempt to ban prop bets in college sports. But, why now, and will it work? Lincoln Riley scored a major win over the weekend. Plus, is Deion Sanders failing in front of our eyes? Vote for the best CFB stadium in Until Saturday's bracket challenge: https://theathletic.com/tag/until-saturday/ Rundown: - Charlie Baker proposes ban of prop bets in college sports (3:15) - Our Mount Rushmore of CFB head coaches (13:15) - Lincoln Riley and USC are...prioritizing recruits who play defense? (52:15) - Is Deion failing right in front of our eyes? (1:03:00) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/241h 31m

Which Big 12 team will win a national title first & do they even stand a chance?

In an era of college football where the ground is unsettled, save for the growing chasm between the SEC, Big Ten and everyone else, Sam, David, and Mitch try to answer this: Which Big 12 team will win a CFP national championship first? The trio divvy up the teams into tiers based on their ability to win a championship. But, is there really hope for a member of the conference to hang a CFP banner amid so much change? Vote for the best CFB stadium in Until Saturday's bracket challenge: https://theathletic.com/tag/until-saturday/ Time stamps: - What are the odds a Big 12 team will win a title? (3:30) - The conference with the most parity? (7:30) - Tier 1 (12:45) - Tier 2 (41:15) - Tier 3 (58:00) - The future of the conference (1:11:45) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/241h 22m

Clemson wants out | Nebraska moved FAST + Raiola hype | Players we're most excited to watch

Clemson joins the ACC lawsuit dog pile, but will their opening salvo end in them leaving the conference? Ari, Chris, and Sam discuss that as well as the disparity in CFP revenue that's solidified the ACC's standing among the power conferences. Speaking of leaving, Kadyn Proctor bounced out of Iowa after two months. What does his departure mean for the Hawkeyes? Is a return to Tuscaloosa next up? The guys then share who they're most excited to watch next season. Mitch Sherman, The Athletic's Nebraska beat writer, breaks down Nebraska's rapid-fire hires of AD Troy Dannen and president Jeff Gold on Wednesday. He also watched Dylan Raiola throw at the Huskers' Pro Day - fire up the hype train. Vote for the best CFB stadium in Until Saturday's bracket challenge: https://theathletic.com/tag/until-saturday/ Time stamps: - Clemson sues the ACC (2:00) - Kadyn Proctor leaving Iowa (14:00) - Most exciting players to watch (20:00) - Nebraska's new AD, president + Raiola throws at pro day (38:30) - Until Saturday bracket challenge: Rd of 32 results - Go Vote! (57:15) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/241h 6m

Inside Kansas' rebuild with Lance Leipold & which programs could learn from it?

The University of Kansas football program reached its zenith in 2007 after recording its first 12-win season and an Orange Bowl win. However, that 2007 season would mark the last time KU football would win at least nine games for nearly two decades. In a 17-year drought that included two WINLESS seasons, five head coaching changes, and a fanbase who had been teased with promises of improvement - finally found it in head coach Lance Leipold, who guided the Jayhawks to nine wins last year. How did the 59-year-old head coach, who didn't earn his first HC gig until his 40s, take a program that had zero wins in 2020 to a top-25 finish in 2023? Coach Leipold explains. Later, Ari and Max Olson discuss the latter's story about this program builder. They also identify which teams from across the country could learn from Leipold's lessons. Read Max's story: https://theathletic.com/5318871/2024/03/07/lance-leipold-kansas-football-coach-career/ Vote Until Saturday's 'Best CFB Stadium' Bracket Challenge!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_sREhl3ijSqHEQbdYL72lYXmP7draMSuHh0OgogWOz5WQkw/viewform Time stamps: - What was Kansas before Leipold? (1:30) - Lance Leipold joins the show (4:15) - Why Lawrence? (9:30) - Internal lobbying; vision and building from within (13:00) - The right AD? (16:00) - Young up-and-coming coaching candidates vs experienced HC at lower levels (18:00) - Success opening the door for other coaches at non-D-1 schools? (21:00) - Navigating the new era of roster construction (23:00) - Picking the a career you love (27:30) - What advice would you give to a coach that going through what you went through? (30:15) - Rebuilding vs restoring and selling (32:45) - What programs are in the position Kansas was in/who could learn from Leipold? (42:00) - Introducing Until Saturday's 'Best CFB Stadium' Bracket Challenge! w/ Jayna Bardahl (1:06:30) Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/241h 18m

CFB heels and heroes | CFP dysfunction + Saban and structure | Georgia, Missouri check-ins

Which college football coaches are heels and which are considered heroes? Ari, Stew Mandel and Seth Emerson list the villains and most influential and candid voices in the sport with the absence of Nick Saban. Speaking of Saban, he spoke openly about NIL and the state of CFB. What was he right and off about? The CFP is close to ratifying its deal with ESPN after months of negotiating; however, the organization continues to demonstrate dysfunction. Before dipping out, Seth gives us a 30,000 ft. view of Georgia in 2024, along with Missouri, who may be a top-3 team in the SEC next year. Time stamps: - Playoff model, lack of leadership + dysfunction (2:45) - Nick Saban goes to Washington in a hit-and-miss day (15:00) - NIL donor fatigue (25:15) - CFB heels and heroes (34:30) - UGA check in (1:02:30) - Missouri + Penn St. check-in (1:07:15) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/241h 17m

Notre Dame, Arkansas + State of Florida spring check-ins | Will Alabama revert to pre-Saban? | Plot holes in sports movies

With many teams kicking off their spring practices, Ari, David, and Manny whip around the country to check in on programs! Using sounds from practices, the guys launch into discussions about Notre Dame, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Miami, Florida State and more! Can Mike Denbrock guide the Irish and Riley Leonard to the next level? Is Bobby Petrino the life raft Sam Pittman really needs? Will the Tide revert to pre-Saban status? Mario Cristobal and Billy Napier are in prove-it years. Later, the trio react to Yahoo's Ross Dellenger's reports about the SEC and Big Ten wanting exclusive first-round byes and the lion's share of CFP revenue dollars. Lastly, David pokes holes in sports movies' plots. Time stamps: - Mike Denbrock and Riley Leonard at Notre Dame (4:45) - Sam Pittman on Bobby Petrino + Arkansas (19:00) - Alabama's defense under Womack + a return to pre-Saban Bama? (31:00) - Miami and Mario Cristobal in '24 (44:15) - Can DJ Lagway save Napier, Florida? (56:00) - UCF/USF (1:03:00) - FSU + DJ U in Alex Atkins' offense (1:06:00) - Big Ten + SEC want the bag & byes (1:09:45) - Plot holes in sports movies (1:17:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/241h 29m

Next steps in athlete employment | Spring storylines: LSU, Michigan + more | Fan, donor fatigue

Dartmouth MBB voted to unionize on Tuesday, but what does it mean for collegiate athletics? Nicole and Chris share in a long conversation about the next steps in athlete employment. Spring practices are already here! What are some of the storylines you need to know? From Baton Rouge to Ann Arbor, Nicole and Chris have some for you to consider. Later, the two exchange thoughts on Arch Manning opting out of NCAA FB 25; the new Early Signing Day; and more. Plus, our Seth Emerson wrote a story about donor fatigue in the sport, and why hasn't the ACC jumped to ratify the 14-team model? Fill out our survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card: theathletic.com/survey24 Time stamps: - Future of athlete employment (3:30) - Possible ripple effects from Dartmouth unionization (10:00) - Spring storylines: OSU, Mich, Alabama, USC, LSU (18:00) - Early Signing Day + Arch Manning (34:00) - Helmet comms, rule changes (47:00) - Mailbag (50:30) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/241h 12m

FASCINATING teams in 2024 + Fran Brown chats Syracuse | New team expectations in a 14-team CFP

Who are some of the most fascinating programs going into 2024? Ari, David, and Max each nominate two teams for this season. Later, new Syracuse head coach Fran Brown dicusses his mindset and the Orange's recruiting strategy in an interview with Ari. Which programs does the trio believe will have recalibrated expectations in a 14-team postseason? Lastly, Combine absurdity, helmet comms and 2-min warnings, and Dartmouth's union vote. Fill out our survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card: theathletic.com/survey24 Time stamps: - Dune (the comic book?) and french toast casserole (1:45) - Fascinating teams: Oregon (7:00) - Ole Miss and Miami (19:30) - Nebraska (36:45) - Texas A&M and Alabama (43:00) - Syracuse + Fran Brown interview (45:15) - New team expectations in a 14-team field (1:00:00) - Combine, new rules proposals (1:12:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/241h 38m

The 14-team playoff train needs to slow down | Can Penn State, Clemson bounce back? | UMass + Future of independents

Nicole, Audrey Snyder and Grace Raynor, the latter two are The Athletic's Penn State beat writer and recruiting expert, respectively, dig into reports about a 14-team playoff model that is being discussed. Is the 3-3-2-2-1 structure fair for the ACC and Big 12? Do the Big Ten and SEC deserve additional AQs? Is the committee moving too fast on this? Are Penn State and Clemson candidates to bounce back in 2024? Plus, thoughts on Texas A&M and Miami. Later, the trio discuss the hot button topic of court storming. What are some realistic solutions? Lastly, thoughts on moving Early Signing Day and the future of Notre Dame and independents. Time stamps: - 14-team model (1:30) - Is finishing 3rd incentivized? (14:30) - Bounce-back teams; Penn St. (16:00) - Clemson (22:30) - Texas A&M (32:00) - Miami (36:45) - Court storming fixes (41:30) - Early Signing Day - does moving it to early Dec. solve the issues? (54:00) - UMass, future of independents & hard non-cons (1:00:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/241h 13m

Welcome to pay for play | Coach Prime, Colorado year 2 | The Take Tank

The trio of Ari, David, and Sam react to Tennessee and Virginia being granted a preliminary injunction against the NCAA, which prohibits the organization from enforcing its pay-for-play recruiting rules. The era of pay for play is here, but for how long? Will athletes become employees before long? Colorado has undergone some drastic changes this off-season. Will Deion Sanders' new staff and portal players lift the Buffaloes to a conference championship berth? Sam shares what he learned from anonymous high school coaches in the Houston area about which programs perform the best in the area. Plus, does moving up Early Signing Day actually help? Later, the group enters the Take Tank before having a candid discussion about how to broach NCAA Football 25 with your significant other. Oh, and we made some dumb, mock cover art. Time stamps: - Welcome to pay for play (2:00) - Colorado year 2 under Deion (12:00) - Who are the Kings of Houston? (26:00) - Is moving Early Signing Day up a cure-all? (40:00) - Enter the Take Tank: CFB Premiere League, UCLA is fascinating, why was Kalen DeBoer hired so quickly? (49:30) - A frank conversation about discussing NCAA Football 25 w/ your s/o (1:12:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/241h 30m

More Playoff expansion?! + 5+7 model winners/losers | Kalen DeBoer's staff | EA Sports, they're in the game

Nicole, Chris, and Max react to the CFP adopting a 5+7 model. Who are the biggest beneficiaries of this structure? The Playoff might be expanding again?! Would a 14 or 16-team field be more detrimental to the sport than helpful? EA Sports' big announcement. Kennington Smith III then joins the podcast to chat about Kalen DeBoer rounding out his staff. What can fans expect from the Tide's new coaches? Plus, Max shares some transfer portal names to keep an eye on as we inch closer to Spring practices. Rundown: -5+7 model + winners/losers (2:30) -A 14 or 16-team playoff?! (9:15) -How might a 14 or 16-team field work? (15:00) -EA Sports, they're in the game (25:30) -Alabama's staff with Kenny (35:15) -Nick Sheridan question mark (40:45) -Keon Sabb transfers to Bama (48:30) -Championship or bust in year one under DeBoer? (54:00) -Spring portal names (59:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/241h 6m

Kirk Herbstreit joins to talk health of CFB, Nick Saban on GameDay, Dylan Raiola, and more

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit joins Ari to run the gamut of college football related topics. From Kirk's thoughts about the current state of college football to Nick Saban joining GameDay and the Dylan Raiola controversy, the pair tackle a lot. Rundown: -Health of CFB (2:00) -One commissioner, new governing body, revenue sharing (6:00) -On becoming synonymous with CFB (8:15) -Dylan Raoila situation (15:00) -Nick Saban joining GameDay (21:45) -ESPN-CFP deal + future of playoff (25:00) -EA Sports (37:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/2446m 48s

Coaching carousel grades | CFP-ESPN deal and BIG changes | G5 Playoff hurdles

Nicole and Chris welcome Stew Mandel to the podcast to react and discuss his coaching cycle grades. Which hirings made Nicole and Chris pick a bone with Stew? Is Mike Elko really a B-grade hiring? Later, Nicole and Chris take a close look at the CFP-ESPN +$7B deal, and what it may mean for the future of the sport. Plus, NCAA Football 25 teaser, rule changes, and why is Warde Manuel the CFP Committee Chair? Rundown: -A grades (2:15) -B grades (11:30) -C grades (19:45) -G5 grades (26:45) -CFP-ESPN deal//next week's vote//playoff structure (29:30) -EA Sports (45:30) -Rule changes (50:15) -Mailbag: G5 Playoff + Warde Manuel as CFP Committee Chair (57:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/241h 10m

Is Chip Kelly a better fit for OSU? | Alabama OC search | Jedd Fisch opens up about Arizona exit, Washington's future

Bill O'Brien toppled over more coaching dominoes that Ari and Chris happily sort through. Is Chip Kelly a better fit at offensive coordinator for Ohio State than Bill O'Brien (2:00)? Why did Kelly elect to leave a P2 head coaching job for a P2 coordinator position? What does new Bruins HC DeShaun Foster bring to UCLA (15:45)? Why did O'Brien leave for the Boston College job (19:30)? Ex-Washington, and Alabama for a moment, OC Ryan Grubb heads back to the West Coast to be the Seahawks' OC. Where does that leave Kalen DeBoer and the Tide (24:30)? Speaking of Washington, Jedd Fisch, the Huskies' new HC, joins Ari to set the record straight on his exit from Arizona (32:00). Coach Fisch also shares his vision for UW's football program under his leadership. Lastly, are we going to see more non-SEC/Big Ten head coaches leave for coordinator roles in the P2 (1:03:00)? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/241h 22m

New rivalries in conference realignment era | Michigan, Ohio State staff updates + Who's on 3rd?

Sherrone Moore has had a busy first two weeks in office as head coach. Nicole, Austin Meek and Cameron Teague Robinson, The Athletic's Michigan and Ohio State reporters, respectively, chime in on UM's new staff (2:45). Cameron fills us in on what's going on in Columbus and breaks down Ryan Day's first off-season availability, including his thoughts on giving up play calling (16:00). What makes a rivalry a rivalry? The trio discuss the anatomy of rivalries, and they use The Game as an example (18:30). Conference realignment has sent shockwaves across the sport, and a casualty of this movement is rivalries. The group suggests potential rivalries in CFB's new landscape (30:15). Plus, The Auerbach Report covers Saban to Gameday, Tennessee's TRO denial, Dartmouth MBB/NLRB, and the new sports streaming bundle (38:00). Lastly, is Moore on 3rd base (56:00)? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/241h 4m

Signing Day Special | State of Florida recruiting | Year of the WR + New HCs we're most excited for

In a special National Signing Day edition of Stars Matter, the crew reacts to the remaining big-name recruits who put pen to paper. ATH Terry Bussey is headed to College Station and WR Gatlin Bair is teaming up with the Ducks (3:30). Manny then provides a recruiting overview in the State of Florida as well as the significance of Miami's GM leaving (9:45). What recruiting rules would staffers like to change (24:45)? 2025 is the year of the WR (29:45). Plus, which new HCs are we most excited for (53:45)? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/241h 10m

Senior Bowl winners & NFL Draft dilution w/ Dane Brugler + the SEC, Big Ten and money talks

The Czar of NFL Draft evaluation, Dane Brugler, joins Ari and David to recap the Senior Bowl (1:30). Who stood out in Mobile, plus what does Dane think of Michael Penix Jr. (6:30). Dane shares some insight into appraising QB talent and discusses how scouts missed on Brock Purdy (17:00). Have NIL, the transfer portal, and extra eligibility affected the NFL Draft (20:30)? Later, Ari and David dive into the SEC and Big Ten advisory group, and what it may mean for CFB (29:30). Lastly, hate, not logic, fuel rivalries, and there is a curse in Fansville (47:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/241h 2m

The truth about NIL collectives' spending + EA Sports NCAA Football latest w/ Matt Brown | NFL vs CFB coaching jobs | End of the greatest era?

Nicole and Chris welcome on Matt Brown, publisher of Extra Points. Matt shares what he learned from his analysis of 40 tax disclosures from NIL collectives (2:00). How do collectives spend their funds? Should they be considered non-profits, and how much money did some collectives source from the public compared to large donors? Matt also shares his thoughts on Tennessee-NCAA (16:45), and what he knows about EA Sports NCAA Football (24:00). Later, Nicole and Chris look at Jeff Hafley's departure from Boston College, and what his exit says about CFB vs NFL jobs (33:45). Florida State's amended complaint and UNC is getting fidgity (45:00). Plus, is this the end of college football's greatest era (52:00)? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/241h 5m

Stars Matter: Alabama GM Courtney Morgan joins the show! + Tennessee vs. NCAA explained & Signing Day Preview

The Stars Matter crew digs into Tennessee and Virginia's lawsuit filed against the NCAA (3:00). What does it mean, and how did this happen? The gang then dives into a Signing Day preview (15:00). Who else is unsigned? What does the '25 class look like? Later, Alabama GM Courtney Morgan joins the show to run the gammut of topics: Nick Saban, Washington and Michigan, recruiting, and more (28:00). Plus, Florida and more decommitments, Clemson's wins, and trivia (52:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/241h 10m

Oregon, Notre Dame, Missouri and more off-season winners | Sherrone Moore's to-do list + Iowa has an OC!

Ari and Max, who is a luminary when it comes to the transfer portal, list teams that helped themselves the most this off-season. From the obvious winners in Oregon (2:00), Ole Miss (10:00), Ohio State (16:00), and Notre Dame (27:00) to the more under the radar profiteers in Missouri (31:15) and USC (36:15), the guys dig deep into 10 programs who have impressive achievements so far this off-season. Later, Ari and Max react to Michigan naming Sharrone Moore its new head coach (52:00), and Iowa hiring Tim Lester as its OC (55:00). Lastly, the guys share their cold takes from the 2023 season as well as ones you submitted (58:30). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/241h 13m

Jim Harbaugh to the Chargers + Michigan's next steps | 5-star Ryan Williams back to Alabama | Fan bold takes about their favorite teams

Ari, Chris, and The Athletic's Michigan beat writer Austin Meek share their initial impressions of Jim Harbaugh accepting the Chargers job (3:00). Could UM have done anything to keep Harbaugh? What is the Michigan Man's legacy, and is it time for fans to quit complaining about the cheating scandal (11:30)? What's next for the Wolverines, and is it Sherrone Moore's job to lose (20:00)? 5-star WR Ryan Williams re-committed to Alabama. How big is this for Kalen DeBoer (26:15)? A look at the 2024 ACC schedule (34:00). Lastly, you, the listeners, sent us your boldest takes about your favorite teams. What does a Virginia Tech, Nebraska, and Florida fan think of their team (42:00)? Plus, explaining antitrust.  Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/241h 16m

Ohio State's OVERHAUL + Ryan Day in 2024 | New Big Ten hierarchy | Who is Michigan 2.0?

Ari welcomes on Doug Lesmerises, host of The Kings of the North podcast, to take a deep dive into the Big Ten. Are the Buckeyes all in this season, or does their overhaul wreak of desperation (4:00)? Is Ryan Day's approach to the portal a philosophical shift in the program (12:30)? What does 2024 hold in store for new AD Ross Bjork and Day, himself (20:15)? Ari and Doug evaluate the Northern region of college football, and they discuss if another team can win like Michigan did this season (29:00). Afterward, The Athletic's Scott Dochterman joins the show to discuss Kadyn Proctor's return to Iowa City, Beth Goetz named AD, and the Hawkeyes' OC search (44:00). Ari and Scott then organize the hierarchy in the Big Ten (57:00). Does Oregon not belong in the top tier? Lastly, the guys try to list as many obscure CFB WRs as possible in two minutes (1:05:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/241h 14m

Weathering 'DeBoexit' + SEC power shift | Arizona’s parachute | Project D-1 & FSU vs ACC

The Athletic's Alabama and Georgia beat writers Kenny Smith and Seth Emerson, respectively, join Ari in discuss Caleb Downs, Kayden Proctor, and others entering the transfer portal, adding to 'Tuscaloo-xit' (2:30). Can Kalen DeBoer make up ground in the Spring cycle of the transfer portal, and what's Kenny's message to fans as they go through this? Kenny fills you in on the deets about Bama's latest staff additions, Kane Wommack and Maurice Linguist (17:00). Is there a power shift in the SEC, and is UGA the undisputed best program in the conference (24:00)? Later, Chris Vannini hops on the pod to discuss a Twitter interaction, and subsequent discourse, from earlier in the week regarding fandom and Arizona (33:45). Speaking of Arizona, did they strike gold with new head coach, Brent Brennan (39:30)? Lastly, Chris fills you in on the congressional meeting where Charlie Baker shared his 'Project D-1' proposal, and the ACC-FSU saga continues (54:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Follow Kenny on Twitter: @SkinnyKenny_ Follow Seth on Twitter: @SethWEmerson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/241h 13m

Stars Matter: Is the "Nick Saban Way" the only way at Alabama? | LSU's surge | No more excuses for Mario Cristobal

The Stars Matter team makes a thorough examination of Alabama from a recruiting perspective. Is the "Nick Saban Way", an accumulation of the best talent in the sport, the only option for Kalen DeBoer in Tuscaloosa, or can the Tide's new head coach do what he did in Washington (3:00)? LSU's made some huge strides (33:00). Will Nick Saban let Alabama slide (38:00)? There are no more excuses for Miami (45:00), and trivia on our way out the door (1:04:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/241h 12m

Jedd Fisch + Kalen DeBoer first impressions | Fixing suckepunch coaching hires | Jim Harbaugh to the NFL & Ohio State's new AD?

Ari, Chris, and Kenny react to Washington hiring Jedd Fisch as its newest head coach (3:00). Fans are justifiably angry when suckerpunch coaching hires like DeBoer and Fisch happen, but is there a way to mitigate the devestation felt by those programs that those coaches just left? Ari has a proposition (6:00). Plus, Arizona head coaching candidates (17:30). Later, Kenny gives us the low-down on DeBoer's introductory press conference, Nick Saban's involvement, Travarius Robinson staying at Georgia, Isaiah Bond leaving for Texas, and more Bama news (24:00). Kalen DeBoer and Courtney Morgan's recruiting mindset will need to change, according to Ari (34:15). Is Jim Harbaugh bolting for the Chargers (46:00)? Who could succeed him (54:00)? Is Ohio State making the right move by potentially hiring Ross Bjork (57:00)? Lastly, Texas' ceiling and Cam Ward to Miami (1:04:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Follow Kenny on Twitter: @SkinnyKenny_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/01/241h 17m

Kalen DeBoer hired as Alabama's next head coach! + FSU disciplined by NCAA

Nicole, Sam, and The Athletic's Chris Kamrani react to Alabama hiring Kalen DeBoer as its next head coach. As the guy replacing the guy (Nick Saban), what does the 49-year-old ex-Washington coach bring to the Tide (1:00)? The gang takes a listen to Nick Saban's reasoning for retiring via ESPN (5:00), which explains why DeBoer was brough on now. What is DeBoer inheriting at Alabama, and what concerns might fans have about the coach from the West Coast (15:00)? Plus, candidates for the Washington job (21:30), Steve Sarkisian, Dan Lannin and others staying pat (28:30), and Mike Norvell interest and FSU's NCAA discipline (38:00).  Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Chris on Twitter: @chriskamrani Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/2456m 20s

BREAKING: Nick Saban retires! Alabama job profile, candidates & Saban's legacy

Nicole and Chris react to the seven...SEVEN-time national championship-winning coach Nick Saban retiring. How will we look back on Saban's legacy? Who will fill the shoes of, arguably, the greatest coach ever? A look at the Crimson Tide job and candidates. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2420m 32s

Portal makeovers | Bowl season debrief + Will Michigan repeat?

Ryan Day has made a series of moves to set up an exciting, and possibly defining, season at Ohio State. Ari and David discuss the additions of RB Quinshon Judkins, QB Will Howard, and more (3:00). Is OSU starting to look a little like Michigan? Can Day help Howard reach another level? Miami lands an FCS QB, and Georgia...wait...USC welcomes MWC Freshman of the Year Jayden Maiava (17:30). The guys then host a bowl season debrief, where they review all the major coaching moves, bowl results, and storylines from the last month (39:00). Lastly, a fan doesn't think Michigan will be in the playoffs next year (53:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/241h 7m

Michigan crowned National Champs! | Way-too-early 12-team field | Our favorite 4-team memories

HAIL TO THE VICTOR! Michigan went full Predator-mode and muzzled the Huskies for its first national championship since 1997. Ari and David react to the game, including how Michigan's D-line manhandled Washington (3:00), how Jim Harbaugh and this team rose above the noise (8:30), J.J. McCarthy stuck to the stript (16:15), Harbaugh's future and Michigan's outlook in 2024, and will they make the playoff next year (25:00)? Ari and David wear their bad Michigan takes (32:30) before taking an early look at the 2024 12-team playoff (40:00). Lastly, they share their favorite 4-team CFP memories as we turn the page on the sport (49:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/241h 9m

National Championship Final Thoughts | Harbaugh to the NFL? | The man who helped build Michigan and Washington | Title Takes with Ralph Russo, Austin Meek, Chuck Culpepper

It's hard to believe another college football season is nearly wrapped up. However, college football's creme de la creme will take to the field to decide who's the national champion before we reach the off-season. Ari and David share their final thoughts ahead of Monday's game, including Jim Harbaugh's future at Michigan and his legacy (3:30), how Courtney Morgan helped build both Michigan and Washington (19:00), and how Dillon Johnson's health impacts how we view the game (31:00). Later, The Athletic's Michigan beat writer Austin Meek joins the podcast (36:30) as well as Ralph Russo of the AP (41:30), and Chuck Culpepper of the Washington Post to share their final words about the game (48:15). Lastly, we answer YOUR questions (53:45), including is this Washington offense better than 2021/22 Ohio State, how Ari's Tour of Shame isn't that shameful (1:04:30), and Huskies die-hard fan Ian talks resiliency (1:14:45). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/241h 30m

National Championship Preview! Matchups, predictions, X-Factors & anonymous coaches weigh in + Will Howard to OSU and Quinshon Judkins hits the portal

It's that time. The national championship is on Monday, and Ari and David are now ready to share their game picks with you all. The guys look at key matchups, the reasons why both Michigan and Washington will win and lose, and X-Factors. David and Bruce Feldman asked coaches who played both championship contenders, what they think about the game on the promise of anonymity. Plus, Will Howard transfers to Ohio State, and Ole Miss RB Quinshon Judkins hits the portal. -Will Howard to OSU (:30) -Quinshon Judkins enters the portal (4:30) -Reasons why Washington and Michigan will win/lose (10:00) -Anonymous coaches weigh in (52:00) -Game picks (1:01:30) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/241h 17m

Stars (sometimes) Matter: Michigan and Washington beat the freaks, but is it an anomaly?

The Ari Shame Tour 2024 continues following Michigan and Washington's wins over the freaks in the semifinals. The Stars Matter team digs into how two teams outside of the op-10 in the talent composite punched their ticket to the national championship. Is this a trend, or an anomoly? Plus, anonymous high schools stars open up about NIL, coaches, and teams, and who are the coaches on the hot seat as we enter '24? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/241h 4m

Power Auer: Michigan-Washington biggest questions and the best semifinals ever? + 5 ways to fix bowl season

Nicole, who covered the Rose Bowl, and Chris share five observations from the CFP semifinals in the Power 5 (2:00). One thought they agree on is that this was the best semifinal EVER. Plus, Harbaugh gets over the hump, and the SEC isn't represented in the natty. Nicole and Chris then ask and try to answer a few questions that they have about Michigan-Washington (28:00). Will Washington's offensive line stave off Michigan? Dillon Johnson is reportedly going to play despite being injured, but how does his health affect the Huskies' gameplan? Later, the two discuss the Pop Tarts Bowl in Happy Hour (40:00), fixing bowl games in On the Rocks (45:00), and shoutout the Rose Bowl in Last Call (1:02:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/241h 17m

Michigan vs Washington in the National Championship! Experience tops talent + early natty preview

Michigan and Washington punched their ticket to the National Championship on New Years Day! Ari and Chris share their takeaways from both the Sugar and Rose Bowls. Michael Penix Jr. was near-infallible, and even though Texas stormed back, their defense held up better than expected (3:30). Michigan demostrated that experience can top world-class talent (19:00). Alabama's miscues with snaps, the last play of OT, and more showed they still have a ways to go (31:00). J.J. McCarthy and Jim Harbaugh derserve their flowers, and rightfullfy so (39:00). Plus, a preview to next monday's natty (55:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/241h 9m

Final thoughts for Michigan-Alabama & Washington-Texas + Orange Bowl and fixing opt-outs

Ari, David, Max, Sam, and Kenny Smith share their final thoughts for the Sugar and Rose Bowls ahead of the New Year's Day games. David, Max, and Sam, who are reporting from the Sugar Bowl in Louisiana, discuss Quinn Ewers' moment, Arch Manning, the battle in the trenches, and more (1:30). Kenny then join the podcast from Pasadena to talk about iPadGate, Michigan's defense and running game as well as Jalen Milroe, Tommy Rees and the Tide's growth on offense (25:00). Plus, Ari and David discuss Kirby Smart's comments about opt-outs at the Orange Bowl (42:30). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Kenny on Twitter: @SkinnKenny_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/12/231h 4m

CFP, NY6 and more bowl picks! + Alabama's "antagonistic" safeguard vs Michigan's sign-stealing

Ari and David pick the winners of the College Football Playoff games as well as the remainder of the NY6 bowls! Alabama isn't allowing its players to view film at their leisure like they would normally because of the cloud of controversy surrounding Michigan this season. Is this paranoia driven? An extra measure against a tough opponent? Or, is it just a way for Nick Saban to antagnoize and play mind games with the Wolverines (5:00)? Jalen Milroe shares his "motivation". It's skill-on-skill in the Sugar Bowl (35:00). Miller Moss was dealing on Wednesday for USC (44:00). Is Devin Brown ready for his audition (48:00)? Penn State could pour it on offensively vs. Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl (55:00). Plus, Gator, Orange, Fiesta Bowls and more! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/12/231h 18m

Stars Matter: How Texas-Washington & Michigan-Alabama compare in recruiting and roster construction

Manny, Grace, and Ari take shots at Mitch while he's away on today's edition of Stars Matter. The crew also take shots at dissecting each CFP semifinal matchup from a recruiting and roster construction angle. How does Michigan's team composition compare to Alabama, who has the highest average player rating of all time? Washington has killed it in the portal, but will it be enough to overcome Texas' player development? Plus, Signing Day fallout. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/231h 5m

Playoff Preview: Alabama-Michigan & Texas-Washington | Matchups, predictions, picks

In a special Power Auer x Max & Sam crossover episode, the quartet of Nicole, Chris, Sam, and Max preview the College Football Playoff semifinal games! The crew first previews the Sugar Bowl (3:30). In Quinn Ewers-Michael Penix Jr., who will deliver the best deep throws? Which team has the better WR room (12:00)? Can Washington's Joe Moore Award-winning O-line keep Texas' defense off Penix's back (17:30)? Will the big stage affect Sark or DeBoer? In the Rose Bowl (35:00), which of the two offensive lines will hold out the longest? Can Michigan's secondary and line fluster Jalen Milroe (45:30)? This is J.J. McCarthy's time to prove the doubters wrong. What would a win mean for Jim Harbaugh's career? A loss (55:00)? What's a reason for each team winning and losing (1:01:00)? Plus, picks! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/12/231h 19m

The State of College Football: Parity, portal, and is the game "better"? + buying/selling program stock

Is college football "better" than what it was, say, five years ago? Ari and David try to answer that question on today's show. Before then, the guys discuss the FSU situation and determine if this fracas will amount to anything (1:30). Is there parity in the sport? Is Signing Day inconsequential because of the portal, and is the sport in a healthy spot (8:30)? Plus buying and selling program stock after NSD and a bulk of the portal window (37:30) and bowl bets (59:30). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/231h 8m

National Signing Day Reaction! Crowning Georgia; Jeremiah Smith to OSU; Florida and Colorado's lumps + Rhett Lashlee, Jedd Fisch, Shane Beamer on class, realignment, and calendar

It's a special National Signing Day edition of Stars Matter! The crew discusses Jeremiah Smith to OSU and other Buckeye recruiting news (1:00). Miami had a humongous day (10:30). Shane Beamer joins the podcast to talk about the pair of 5-stars his Gamecocks signed (17:00). Georgia earns the Recruiting Crown (21:30). Syracuse's dubs (26:00) and Florida's lumps (28:30). Jedd Fisch then joins the show to discuss the Wildcats' move to the Big 12, the coaching calendar, and a potential contract extension (36:15). Deion Sanders, what are you doing (51:30)? Texas and OU will start their tenure in the SEC with top-10 classes (57:00). Rhett Lashlee then shares his thoughts on recruiting as a new member of the ACC, and how recruits redshirting and developing behind transfers is going extinct (1:02:30). Rapid fire thoughts on Oregon, Alabama, and Notre Dame to close things out (1:12:15). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/231h 23m

"They're all a problem": Chip Kelly sounds off + FSU's future & the greatest Famous Toastery Bowl ever | Power Auer

Nicole and Chris hit on a load of news from the last week, including: Oregon State, Washington State and the Pac-12's outgoing teams (2:00); the future of Florida State (7:15); Gerad Parker to Troy (14:00) and more! Did we witness the greatest Famous Toastery Bowl of all time (34:30)? Plus, an ex-lumberjack will be the head coach at NDSU (41:30). Chip Kelly spoke openly about the current state of the sport. Nicole and Chris react to his comments and ideas (44:15). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/231h 7m

Max & Sam: Ole Miss and more portal winners, Nebraska flips Raiola & TCU's Tyler Olker on roster management

We're just two weeks and change into the transfer period and already hundreds of players have found new homes. Max and Sam take a close look at which programs are in the running to be Portal King, such as Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss (5:30). Which transfer could wind up being impact players (17:30), and who are some of the best available transfers still in the portal (20:00)? TCU director of player personnel Tyler Olker then joins the guys to pull back the curtain on the busiest time of year for teams' roster management (27:15). Olker takes us inside what it's like to be simultaneously locking up recruits ahead of NSD, working the transfer portal, developing players, and more. On the topic of National Signing Day, Max and Sam help you get ready for Wednesday with a NSD primer (45:45). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/231h 13m

Sunday Sound-Off: A 24-team playoff?! How it would look in 2023 | Syracuse lands Kyle McCord | Iowa's OC search

The great Scott Dochterman joins Ari and David in this edition of the Sunday Sound-Off. The trio touch on Kyle McCord to Syracuse, and Fran Brown's promising start as the Orange's head coach (3:00). Scott recently did a thought exercise placing this year's teams in a 24-team field (19:30). Is another expansion bound to happen? Why hasn't Iowa hired a new OC yet (40:00)? A listener leaves us a voicemail asking if USC is cursed...coincidenatlly enough, 5-star QB Malachi Nelson announced his intention to transfer from the Trojans mid-show (1:01:00). Plus, 'Pee-Gate' (1:22:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottDochterman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/231h 28m

The best NEW SEC/Big Ten conference games, Notre Dame's portal wins + bowl picks

Realignment has presented us with some new incredible conference games in the SEC and Big Ten. Ari, David and Sam rank which fresh SEC/Big Ten conference bout they can't wait to watch, like Texas-Georgia, Michigan-Oregon and more (3:00). Notre Dame has landed some marquee names in the transfer portal, but will it be enough for Marcus Freeman in year 3 (23:15)? Plus, bowl picks (40:15), renaming bowl games, and Max Olson explains the transfer portal's impact on G5 programs. It's a story of innovation and changed presented by Invesco QQQ (55:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/231h 9m

Stars Matter: Nebraska's "recruiting crossroad" with Dylan Raiola + National Signing Day preview

Matt Rhule and Nebraska have an opportunity to land one of the crown jewels of the 2024 recruitng class. What would it mean for the Cornhuskers if they flipped QB Dylan Raiola? Mitch Sherman, The Athletic's Nebraska beat writer, joins Manny, Ari, and Grace to discuss this what-if. Later, the trio dig into Colorado's o-line additions, headlines ahead of National Signing Day, and they explain the court ruling allowing multi-time transfer immediate eligibility. -How/why is this Raiola movement happening now? (1:30) -What landing a 5-star QB would mean for Nebraska and similar programs (12:00) -Is this the Cornuhuskers' most important recruit yet? (16:00) -Deion builds out his o-line (28:30) -Commits/decommits (38:30) -National Signing Day preview (43:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Mitch on Twitter: @mitchsherman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/231h 14m

Power Auer: Riley Leonard to Notre Dame; Covid waiver's impact on CFB & fixing postseason awards

This week has been filled a lot of off-the-field action; however, that's going to change this weekend! Nicole and Chris first cover Riley Leonard's commitment to Notre Dame and Tyler Van Dyke's pledge to Wisconsin. They then discuss new defensive coaches at P5 schools, proposed NCAA legislation, and more politicians trying to curry favor. Later, the duo answer two fan-submitted questions: 1) How could we make bowl games more meaningful, and, 2) How has the Covid waiver affected the game? All that, plus: The Troy job is open, fixing postseason awards, Dylan Raiola and more! -Power 5: Leonard, Van Dyke (3:00); new DCs (6:30); NCAA legislation (11:00); Pac-2 roadblocking rev distribution (16:00); Politics and FSU (19:00) -Open Bar: Making bowl games more meaningful (23:00) & Covid waiver (32:00) -Happy Hour (38:00) -On the Rocks: Fixing postseason awards & Dylan Raiola (45:00) -Last Call (55:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/231h 6m

Max & Sam: Plug-and-play vs. developmental QBs & 1st-year head coach report cards

ou can't throw a rock this time of year without hitting someone who's in the transfer portal, save for Max and Sam who are back, once again, to shell out the latest portal news and developments. Dillon Gabriel is headed to Eugene! How will he fare in the Big Ten? What do we make of plug-and-play QBs vs. developmental QBs? The running back market is deep. What are the guys' level of concern for Texas A&M following a slew of departures? Deion made some portal moves, and he received some praise from the guys, as they handed out report cards for the first-year HCs. Lastly, we take a look at the All-Portal and Freshman teams. -Dillon Gabriel to Oregon (4:00) -Plug-and-play vs. dev QBs (9:00) -RB portal market (19:00) -Worry meter for Texas A&M (29:00) -Colorado fills O-line holes (41:30) -1st year HC report cards (44:00) -Portal/Freshman Teams (1:11:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/231h 22m

Sunday Sound-Off: Jayden Daniels, our Heisman ballots & predicting 2024 finalists + The most impactful coaching hires this cycle will be?

Ari and David kick off this latest Sunday Sound-Off podcast by giving Jayden Daniels, the 2023 Heisman Trophy winner, his flowers. The duo then discuss their voting process and ballots. Why did Ari give Jordan Travis a vote? Who might be the finalists in 2024? The pair discuss. Later, Deion Sanders hauled in several lineman from the portal. How much of a difference will they actually make? A listener calls in about Texas pass defense vs. Washington. And who will wind up being the most impactful coaching hire this cycle? -Heisman (3:45) -Our ballots (8:00) -2024 Heisman finalists predictions (23:30) -Colorado's portal o-linemen (31:30) -How will Texas defend against Washington's passing game? (44:00) -Who will be the most impactful coach this cycle? (51:00) -What should we do about the non-CFP bowl games? (58:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/231h 13m

Power Auer: Proposed subdivision explained, gambling's impact on how we view teams & 124th Army-Navy Game

In a whirlwind news week, Nicole and Chris break down the biggest headlines over the last seven days. What is the new proposed subdivision by Charlie Baker? How might it change the sport? Chris explains why the committee will change the way it ranks teams in the 12-team playoff era. Plus: AAC commissioner Mike Arresco retires; the committee's confusing criteria and gambling's impact on how we view teams; Fran Brown at Syracuse; the 124th Army-Navy Game; and more lawsuits?! -Power 5: New subdivsion; Nicole on FSU; 12-team rankings (presented by Invesco QQQ); Mike Arresco retires; Heisman finalists (1:00) -Open Bar: Gambling's impact on how we assess teams, CFP + Fran Brown at Syracuse (35:00) -Happy Hour: Army-Navy Game! (40:30) -On the Rocks: More lawsuits?! (43:45) -Last Call: Title belts and "dads, Brads, and Chads" (48:45) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2356m 24s

Coldest fan takes of the season, Deion lands another 5-star & how tech helped Jayden Daniels evolve

On July 24th, you, the listeners, tweeted your pre-season hot takes to Ari and David. We revisit the coldest of those takes in today's episode, including predictions of an 8-win Texas and a 9-win Alabama. Later, Ari and David discuss Colorado landing 5-star OT Jordan Seaton. Another splashy commit to Deion Sanders, but his overarching recuriting direction still remains in question. Lastly, the guys discuss the Heisman finalists, and Alec Lewis joins the podcast to discuss his story about how a piece of tech helped Jayden Daniels play this year. It's a story of innovation and change presented by Invesco QQQ. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/231h 14m

Stars Matter: Will the CFP's decision impact future ACC recruiting? + the NFL Draft's most picked positions

The Stars Matter returns to chop it up over Mitch's most recent story. Which positions have produced the most NFL Draft picks? Why are WRs picked the least, and DEs the most? Will the Playoff committee's decision on Sunday to leave FSU out of the top-four teams affect ACC recruiting in the future? Plus, Auburn's recruiting upswing, SMU or TCU, and the team plays a game of 'would you rather' with coaching jobs before ending with trivia. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/231h 11m

Max & Sam: Transfer portal QB tiers, top non-QBs & bowl excitement meter!

Over 1,100 players hopped in the transfer portal on Monday. Over 500 of those are in the FBS. With so much movement, we had to let Max, the Portal King, COOK. He and Sam place the major transfer QBs into tiers and discuss where a few might wind up. Mike Elko is trying to keep A&M on lockdown, but will 5-star Walter Nolen slip through? Who are the best available non-QBs right now? Plus, Max, with the help of Deion Sanders, share some BIG TIME transfer news live on the show. Later, the guys rate this season's bowl games by how excited they are to watch them. Lastly, Houston and Indiana have new head coaches. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/231h 11m

The Playoff is set! The committee failed FSU + Sugar and Rose Bowl way-too-early previews

Michigan, Washington, Texas, and Alabama will compete for a national title! Ari, David and Chris react to the CFP field rooted in reality, and the ones they projected that included an undefeated ACC Champ Florida State. Did the committee mess up? Does this choice to omit FSU impact the integrity or the game? Dilute the regular season? The trio take an early look at the Rose and Sugar bowls before answering your voicemails! -Florida State left out (1:30) -Boo Corrigan on Alabama//Texas//FSU decision (17:00) -Mike Norvell goes nuclear (22:00) -Rose Bowl sneak peak (25:00) -Sugar Bowl sneak peak (31:00) -Is this officially a Power 2 sport? (38:00) -The Alliance's role in this (45:00) -FSU's portal downfall? (46:30) -Ari eats crow (54:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/231h 6m

Championship Weekend Reaction! The CFP Committee's worst nightmare, Alabama rolls, Texas dominates

Conference champions were crowned, but the best has yet to come! Ari and David discuss the nightmare that the CFP committee faces. Who gets in: Texas, Alabama or FSU? The guys lay out the committee's possible options. We were reminded, once again, never to doubt Nick Saban, and kudos to Jalen Milroe and his rapid development. Texas cruises behind Quinn Ewers' and the defense's big day; Kalen DeBoer is the "Mozart of Play Calling"; FSU's defense is incredible; and Michigan covers. Lastly, we run a two-minute drill covering all of the G5 championsihp results, including Liberty's perfect run. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/231h 13m

Washington crowned Pac-12 champs | Can they win a playoff game?

Ari and Stew Mandel react to Washington's Pac-12 Championship game win over Oregon, 34-31. Ari makes his mea culpa to Huskie nation as someone who hasn't been fully bought in this season. Stew, who has covered the conference assiduously in his career, puts Kalen DeBoer's accomplishment in perspective. Plus, can UW win a playoff game, and what playoff scenarios are left on the table after the Pac-12 title game? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/2330m 0s

Championship Weekend Picks! Oregon-Washington, FSU-Louisville & if Georgia loses, will they still make the playoff?

Championship Weekend is here! The season has whooshed by in a blur, but Ari, David and Kennington Smith III take their time previewing and picking the weekend's games. Can Georgia contain Jalen Milroe? Kenny shares what he learned about Alabama in its near-loss to Auburn. Can Oregon avenge their early-season loss to Washington? Iowa is the underdog no one wants to root for. Will Florida State make things complicated? Texas has a chance to fulfill Ari's prophecy. Plus, Preston Stone is out for the ACC Champ; Liberty aims to stay perfect, and would Georgia still get in if they lost? -SEC Championship (3:30) -Pac-12 Championship (17:15) -Big Ten Championship (29:30) -ACC Championship (40:30) -Big 12 Championship (47:00) -G5 Championships (53:00) -A 1-loss UGA still in? (1:01:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Kenny on Twitter: @SkinnyKenny_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/231h 19m

Stars Matter: Deion's recruiting problem, Jeremiah Smith debate & ranking job openings by recruiting potential

DO YOU BELIEVE (in Manny Navarro's ability to coach youth soccer...Mitch certainly doesn't)?! The quartet crack into Ari's column about Deion Sanders' lackluster recruiting at Colorado. How concerned should Buffs fans be? Later, Ari and Mitch do some verbal fencing over 5-star WR Jeremiah Smith's likely landing spot, and why Ohio State, in Ari's opinion, would be a better option for his skillset to develop than FSU. Lastly, the crew ranks this season's job openings by easiest/hardest to recruit. Oh, and Manny screws up the trivia segment. -Deion (4:00) -Recent commits/decommits (22:00) -Jeremiah Smith debate (28:30) -Ranking jobs from a recruiting standpoint (37:00) -What do we think of tampering? (54:00) -Trivia! (1:04:30) Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/231h 15m

Power Auer: FSU rises, OSU falls and Texas vs. Oregon resume + easiest and hardest remaining job openings

In the penultimate edition of the 2023 CFP rankings, Nicole and Chris share their thoughts on FSU climbing back inside the top-4. They also delve into a scenario where Alabama is a one-loss SEC Champion that's being compared to a one-loss Big 12 Champion Texas. Also, the pair react to CFP committee chairman Boo Corrigan's explainations for FSU, and Oregon still being ranked ahead of Texas. Later, Nicole and Chris appraise the Michigan State and Texas A&M hirings. Plus, the two discuss the remaining head coaching vacancies from easiest to hardest, Sean Lewis rumors, Fran Brown to Syracuse, and the POPTART BOWL! -Ohio State drops to #6; is there still a path for OSU? (2:30) -FSU climbs back to #4 & Boo's explanation (4:30) -Is there a world where an undefeated FSU is left out? (9:00) -Texas vs Oregon & Boo (12:00) -Coaching hires: Jonathan Smith, Mike Elko (23:30) -Sean Lewis to SDSU reports (32:45) -Fran Brown to Syracuse (35:00) -Delaware! Welcome to the FBS (38:00) -Bobby Petrino returns (40:00) -Easiest/hardest remaining jobs (45:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/231h 12m

Max & Sam: SEC Championship preview with Seth Emerson & coaching carousel grades

Emerson & coaching carousel gradesThe last week has been rife with moves on the coaching front. Max and Sam break it all down for you and provide grades for the major moves. What does Mike Elko, Jeff Lebby, and Jonathan Smith bring to the table at Texas A&M, Miss St., and Michigan St., respectively? What was up with the Mark Stoops buzz? Later, The Athletic's Georgia scribe Seth Emerson joins the podcast to preview the SEC Championship. Is the Bulldogs' defense stout enough to contain Jalen Milroe? Has UGA's offense been a surprise to Seth? Before wrapping up, the guys take a look at a run of QB entering the portal early. -Mike Elko analysis and grade (3:30) -Jeff Lebby analysis and grade (19:30) -Dana Holgorsen firing thoughts (23:00) -Dave Aranda staying pat (26:30) -Jonathan Smith analysis and grade (31:30) -SEC Championship game preview with Seth Emerson (34:00) -Transfer portal early entrants (1:03:30) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Seth on Twitter: @SethWEmerson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/231h 17m

Sunday Sound-Off: Mike Elko, Jeff Lebby and latest coaching news + Ohio State fans would rather beat Michigan than win a national title?

Fresh off the heels of Rivalry Week, Ari, David and Antonio Morales answer your voicemails on a new Sunday Sound-Off! The trio begin the show by discussing Mike Elko being coveted by Texas A&M, Jeff Lebby to Miss St., Jonathan Smith to Michigan St., and more head coaching news. A fan asks if Michigan's win on Saturday was the most important in the sport in our lifetimes. Did Group A take a hit this weekend? A caller berates David for not understanding the importance of The Game. Would Ohio State fans rather beat Michigan than win a CFP National Championship? Lastly, Antonio shares what he learned from his Q&A with USC HC Lincoln Riley. -Jonathan Smith's fit at Michigan St. (4:30) -Mike Elko expected to be Texas A&M's next HC; was this the right hire? (15:30) -Jeff Lebby to Mississippi St. (27:00) -Michigan's win this Saturday was the most important win of our lifetimes (30:30) -Group A takes a hit (39:00) -Ohio State fans would prioritize beating Michigan over a National Title? (47:00) -Big 12 v Pac-12 (1:06:00) -Lincoln Riley Q&A (1:10:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Antonio on Twitter: @AntonioCMorales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/231h 23m

Rivalry Week Craziness! Michigan, Alabama, Washington hold on, conference title games set & Texas over FSU?

Week 13 was one for the books! Ari and David react to an electric Rivalry Week that featured Michigan beating OSU for the third time in a row, last-second wins in the Iron Bowl and Apple Cup, and a slew of teams cementing themselves into their conference's title game. Plus, would a one-loss Texas get in over an undefeated FSU? -The Game break down (3:30) -Ryan Day coached scared (11:30) -Alabama's crazy Iron Bowl win! (21:00) -A one-loss Texas, or a perfect FSU? (30:45) -Oregon rolled; Washington's thriller, and the Pac-12 title game (38:30) -Playoff hypotheticals (45:00) -MAC, AAC, MWC (sort of), Sun Belt, C-USA all set! (1:01:30) -Goin' bowling & high five for the G5 (1:05:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/231h 15m

Rivalry Week Picks! The Game, Civil War, Iron Bowl & more!

It's one of the most exciting, and food-filled, weekends of the year! Ari and David pick marquee rivalry week games, including Texas-Texas Tech, The Apple Cup, Territorial Cup, Civil War, Iron Bowl, The Game, and more! -Texas-TTech (3:30) -Civil War (13:00) -FSU-Florida (19:00) -Iron Bowl (22:15) -Egg Bowl (30:00) -Territorial Cup (36:30) -The Game (45:00) -UTSA-Tulane & LSU-Texas A&M (1:07:30) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/231h 23m

Power Auer: 'The Game' preview with Jake Butt and Joshua Perry + Washington jumps FSU to #4

Ari, who subbed in for Nicole, reacts to the latest CFP rankings with Chris! Why did Washington jump FSU to No. 4? What ripple effects could result from The Game? Speaking of which, former Michigan and Ohio State players Jake Butt and Joshua Perry join Nicole and Chris to preview Saturday's rivalry game. And on that note, Nicole and Chris discuss the other rivalry games the weekend has to offer. Check out 'The Game Gives Back': https://www.thegamegivesback.com/#donate Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Jake on Twitter: @Jbooty88 Follow Joshua on Twitter: @RIP_JEP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/231h 13m

Max & Sam: Civil War preview with Bralon Addison & Until Saturday Coaching Search Firm

In a JUMBO episode of Max and Sam, the guys welcome on former Oregon Ducks wide receiver Bralon Addison to preview Oregon and Oregon State's rivalry game, 'The Civil War'. Addison shares his perspective as a former player and alum on the atmosphere in Corvallis and Eugene, the direction of both programs, and how realignment impact both schools. Later, it's a Power Auer x Max & Sam crossover event, as Nicole, Chris, and Max form the USSF (Until Saturday Search Firm) to hire coaches to open jobs across the country. -Bralon Addison helps preview The Civil War (3:30) -The Until Saturday Seach Firms will be charging Texas A&M billable hours (27:00) -Backfilling UTSA (48:00) -Michigan St. (50:00) -Backfilling Oregon St. (1:06:30) -Mississippi St. (1:07:15) -Backfilling Liberty (1:16:30) -Syracuse (1:17:30) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/11/231h 36m

Sunday Sound-Off: How should we view Michigan, Ohio State after 'The Game' + Georgia's rank among the all-time greats

In arguably the most loaded Sound-Off to date, Ari and David, with the help of The Athletic's Austin Meek, answer your thoughtful and provocative questions. A Michigan win in 'The Game' shouldn't be diminished. How will we look at both OSU and Mich after next Saturday. This was a successful season for Colorado. Period. Where does Georgia rank among the all-time greats, and was David too harsh on Ohio State? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Austin on Twitter: @byAustinMeek Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/231h 26m

Week 12 Reaction: Florida State's playoff hopes without Jordan Travis, Michigan's elephant in the room & Washington's in the Pac-12 championship

Week 12 was an appetizer for an electric week 13, and Ari and David are ready to dig in! Florida State lost QB Jordan Travis to a devestating injury. Can the Seminoles rally and push through the adversity and into the playoffs? Texas and Washington pull out tough road matchups. Georgia flexed (again), and we have to talk about Michigan's elephant in the room. Plus, Louisville's first ACC champ appearance, UNLV and New Mexico St.'s huge wins, and Wisconsin and more are going bowling! -Travis goes down; can FSU still get in? (2:00) -Does Louisville have a path? (7:30) -Washington's win in Corvallis & a perfect season for the 12-team (10:00) -Texas wins in Ames (23:00) -Georgia's streak that Saban can't even touch (33:00) -The elephant in Michigan's room (40:00) -Auburn goes down; Iowa to the Big Ten champ (54:00) -Dan Mullen takes a shot at Lincoln (58:00) -Arizona, Clemson, and more (1:04:00) -Goin' bowling & High Five for the G5 (1:09:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/231h 20m

Week 12 Picks! Michigan, Harbaugh accept suspension, Washington-Oregon St., Texas in Ames & big AAC, MWC showdowns

STAND ON BUISNESS, the Big Ten certainly did. Ari and David react to Michigan and Jim Harbaugh accepting the conference's suspension following their dismissal. Next, Ari, David and Max react to week 12 games, including Texas-Iowa St. How does Quinn Ewers' potential return affect the Longhorns' QB room? Washington-Oregon St., Arizona's big moment, Louisville-Miami fishy line, Nebraska-Wisconsin's bowl berth battle, and the AAC and MWC have big games this weekend. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/231h 26m

Stars Matter: Florida's decommits & is Deion or Elko Texas A&M's best bet?

MANNY COOKS IN THIS EPISODE! While Mitch is away, the Stars Matter children will play, and Manny hosts the podcast with Grace and Ari by his side. Does Deion Sanders or Mike Elko give Texas A&M the best chance to compete and recruit? The trio discuss. Plus, Florida's top-10 class may be wavering with a few key recruits decommiting. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/231h 16m

Power Auer: Georgia the new #1, Washington snubbed in latest rankings + Pac-12 ruling & Michigan's hearing

The third installment of the CFP rankings were dropped Tuesday night with some changes this go-around. Nicole and Chris react to Georgia being the new #1 team in the nation as well as Washington, after a win over ranked-Utah, being left out of the top-5 AGAIN! The pair explain the Pac-12 ruling, Michigan's hearing on Friday, the 5+7 playoff format and more! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/231h 3m

Max & Sam: Coaching carousel and hot seat temp check with Bruce Feldman + untangling the Big 12 race

After a flurry of coaching moves were made over the weekend and into Monday, you know we had to call in the big guns. Bruce Feldman joins Max and Sam in breaking down Jimbo-Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Mike Yurcich, and hot seats. Plus, Max and Sam untangle the messy Big 12 race. -Understanding the Big 12 race (4:45) -Who's playing the best ball in the conference? (17:00) -Bruce on Jimbo Fisher-Texas A&M (22:15) -Mike Yurcich and Penn State's future (40:00) -Zach Arnett out at Miss St.; program profile (43:00) -Hot seat check (46:00) -Texas A&M HC fantasy draft (55:30) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newsletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Bruce on Twitter: @BruceFeldmanCFB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/231h 23m

Sunday Sound-Off: Jimbo Fisher fired and mega contracts failing, ranking the 7 true contenders & Ari's Michigan take gets challenged w/ Alex Kirshner

Alex Kirshner of Split Zone Duo fame joins Ari and David in reacting to your voicemails! But first, the trio dissects the Jimbo Fisher firing. How good of a job is A&M? What does Fisher's firing reveal about "God contracts", and who are the top candidates? A caller is disgusted by Ari's 'Michigan isn't a true title contender' take. Are ESPN and FOX ducking Oregon State? Plus, the J.J. McCarthy narrative, Liberty, and the sports' integrity. Lastly, the group ranks the seven teams they believe can actually win a title. -Jimbo fired; mega contracts' repurcussions (2:00) -Group A v. Group B; Michigan's title chances (16:30) -Are ESPN and FOX avoiding Corvalis? (31:30) -We iron out the J.J. McCarthy narrative (38:00) -Sign-stealing or gambling worse for game's integrity? (44:00) -Give Liberty some attention? (49:00) -Top-7 teams (58:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Check out Split Zone Duo!: https://www.splitzoneduo.com/ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Alex on Twitter: @alex_kirshner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/231h 20m

Week 11 Reaction: Alabama-Georgia in SEC title game, Michigan rolls (but we still aren't sold) & Texas, Washington, FSU survive!

Ari and David plunge into the week 11 slate and share their takeaways from the weekend! -Michigan wins but we still aren't sold + what the heck Penn State? (3:30) -Alabama cruises; Milroe's a dude (17:00) -Georgia blasts Ole Miss & Group A vs. B after week 11 (21:00) -Could Texas go toe-to-toe with Georgia, Ohio State or Alabama? (30:30) -Washington hangs on with tough 2nd half defense (43:00) -Ohio State's offense will keep them from a title (45:00) -FSU, Louiseville and the ACC race (49:00) -What's going on with Wisconsin and David Braun Big Ten COY? (56:00) -Tennessee fooled everyone (58:30) -Teams going bowling! + High Five for the G5 (1:00:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/231h 10m

BREAKING: Jim Harbaugh Suspended for the Remainder of the Regular Season for Michigan Sign Stealing Scandal

Ari Wasserman and David Ubben share their instant reactions to Big Ten commissioner Tony Petitti suspending Jim Harbaugh for the remainder of the regular season for Michigan's sign stealing controversy. Was this punishment equal to the "crime", or was this the result of enormous pressure on Petitti? How will Michigan fair against Penn State and Ohio State without Harbaugh and is legal action inevitable? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/2328m 41s

Week 11 Picks! Michigan-Penn State and can Lane Kiffin destroy the Georgia Death Star? + Nebraska & others battling for bowl berths

Ari, David and Stew "The Boss Man" Mandel pick week 11 college football games ATS! Can Michigan win in Happy Valley with a cloud of controversy still surrounding the team? How will USC look without Alex Grinch? Can 'Lane Skywalker' destroy the Georgia Death Star? Plus, Florida plays host to an in-state battle, and Nebraska, BYU and more battle for bowl berths! -Michigan-Penn State (4:30) -Oregon-USC (23:00) -UGA-Ole Miss (28:30) -FSU-Miami (36:30) -Washington-Utah (39:30) -Alabama-Kentucky (47:45) -Tennessee-Missouri (50:45) -Nebraska-Maryland; BYU-Iowa St.; Arizona-Colorado (55:45) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Stew on Twitter: @slmandel Sponsored by: Ship Station: Let your customers shop risk-free this holiday with ShipStation. Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. That’s shipstation.com, code SATURDAY. Liquid IV: Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or you can get 20% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.com and use code SATURDAY at checkout. That’s 20% off ANYTHING you order when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUIDIV.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/231h 22m

Stars Matter: Why are QB recruits committing so early? + Deion's "tinted windows"

Mitch, Grace, Ari and Manny answer a question that's been presnet in both the minds of recruiting circles and fans, "why are quarterbacks committing so early?" Grace shares what she learned from speaking with several QB recruits about their expedited decision-making in a story of innovation and change presented by Invesco QQQ. The Stars Squad also discusses Deion's "tinted windows", the top remaining QBs in the '24 class, and Ari's high school touchdown celebration. -Recent commits: Miami, UCLA, Clemson (3:00) -Why are QB recruits committing so early? presented by Invesco QQQ (11:30) -Top 10 QBs (29:00) -How Alex Grinch's departure could impact USC recruiting (39:15) -Deion's "tinted windows", decision-making (46:00) -Trivia! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Sponsored by: Ship Station: Let your customers shop risk-free this holiday with ShipStation. Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. That’s shipstation.com, code SATURDAY. Liquid IV: Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or you can get 20% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.com and use code SATURDAY at checkout. That’s 20% off ANYTHING you order when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUIDIV.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/231h 3m

Power Auer: CFP rankings reaction and eye test vs. resume + Georgia-Ole Miss, Oregon-USC previews & Michigan's signs shared

Nicole and Chris break down the second College Football Playoff rankings! Did Washington deserve to be outside the top-4 again? Boo Corrigan shares the committee's approach to eye test v. resume. Later, Nicole and Chris preview UGA-Ole Miss, Oregon-USC, Michigan-Penn State and more! Lastly, the pair discuss the latest coming out of Ann Arbor, and Chris details college football's technological advancements in a story of innovation and change presented by Invesco QQQ. Producer's note: Technical issues affected Nicole's audio through the rankings reaction. Apologies for the inconvenience. The audio quality will return to normal next week.  -CFP rankings part deux (0:15) -Eye test vs. resume + Boo Corrigan on the committee's approach (3:30) -Should Ohio State have remained at #1? (6:45) -Tulane moves up, James Madison update (11:00) -Washington and Alabama at No. 5 & No. 8, respectively, again (13:00) -Top Shelf: Previewing notable weekend games (22:00) -Happy Hour: James Madison and Oklahoma St. (35:45) -On the Rocks: Michigan update (42:00) -Last call: CFB tech advancements, helmet comm presented by Invesco QQQ (55:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Ship Station: Let your customers shop risk-free this holiday with ShipStation. Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. That’s shipstation.com, code SATURDAY. Liquid IV: Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or you can get 20% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.com and use code SATURDAY at checkout. That’s 20% off ANYTHING you order when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUIDIV.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/231h 5m

Max & Sam: Michigan vs. the Big Ten (and Penn State) with Austin Meek + revisiting our best/worst pre-season predictions

Max and Sam catch up with The Athletic's Michigan scribe Austin Meek and chitchat about the Big Ten inching towards punshing Michigan for the in-person scouting scandal. The triumvirate also hit on the keys to the game for Michigan-Penn State. Before kibbitzing with Austin, Max and Sam revisit their best and worst pre-season predictions. To wrap up the show, the guys ID teams that have over- and underachieved this season. -Revisiting our pre-season predictions (3:30) -We had USC IN THE PLAYOFF? Oof (10:00) -Austin on the latest out of Ann Arbor (17:15) -Michigan vs. Penn State preview (29:00) -2023 Over- / underachieving teams (42:30) ubscribe to the Until Saturday newsletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Austin on Twitter: @byAustinMeek Sponsored by: Ship Station: Let your customers shop risk-free this holiday with ShipStation.Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. Liquid IV: Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or you can get 20% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.com and use code SATURDAY at checkout. That’s 20% off ANYTHING you order when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUIDIV.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/231h 1m

Sunday Sound-Off: USC fired Alex Grinch way too late, vanishing rivalries & Ari's Georgia take challenged

Ari, David and Manny Navarro answer your voicemails on the latest Sunday Sound-Off! But first, the trio react to DC Alex Grinch being fired from USC. Bedlam makes us whistful about vanishing rivalries. Are there moral victories in CFB? Keith from NC chides Ari about his UGA take from last week. Plus, Michigan's flaws, show Louisville some love, and Ari offers up, arguably, the worst food take ever. -USC fires Alex Grinch, but is the real problem Lincoln Riley? (3:00) -Vern calls in from Boone Pickens & vanishing rivalries (16:30) -Are there moral victories in CFB? (27:30) -Ari's critic blasts his Georgia take (35:00) -Should Marcus Freeman call Sean Lewis? (47:30) -Questionable Michigan (57:00) -Louisville love + Ari's historically bad food take (1:04:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Sponsored by: Ship Station: Let your customers shop risk-free this holiday with ShipStation. Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. That’s shipstation.com, code SATURDAY. Liquid IV: Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or you can get 20% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.com and use code SATURDAY at checkout. That’s 20% off ANYTHING you order when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUIDIV.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/231h 22m

CFB Week 10 Reaction: THE BEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR!

Ari and David react to the best weekend of the college football season thus far! Georgia, Texas, and Washington were all pushed to the edge. Bedlam was incredible! Some teams are going bowling, while other will have to wait at least another week. What. A. Blast. -Alabama is championship material (1:30) -Could Washington jump into the top-4 & Caleb Williams' wasted talent (11:30) -How should we feel about Texas' win? (19:30) -BEDLAM! How should OU fans feel about this season? (27:30) -Could Georgia jump to #1 & they aren't as invincible as Ari thought (37:30) -Clemson: Dabo wants you to buy in, but should you? (49:00) -Ohio State/Michigan roll...but we still aren't sure about them (55:00) -FSU wins, Lousiville top-10?, Ole Miss-Georiga (1:03:00) -To be or not to be bowl eligible & High Five for the G5 (1:12:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Sponsored by: Angi: Download the free Angi mobile app today or visit Angi dot com. That’s A-N-G-I dot com. Indochino: Refresh your wardrobe with the best prices of the year during Indochino’s Black Friday event.  Secure your appointment now with sales starting in-store and online November 6th, at indochino.com. I-N-D-O-C-H-I-N-O DOT COM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/231h 21m

Week 10 Picks: Bedlam finale, Georgia-Missouri, Washington-USC & other major Big 12, SEC games

Ari, David and Max key in on the weekend's biggest games and pick the matchups ATS! Is Texas the Ralph "I'm in danger" meme (3:00)? Is Ollie Gordon enough to lift Oklahoma State over the Sooners in the last Bedlam bout (14:45)? Ari has a sneaking suspicion USC is going to beat Washington (22:30). Can Missouri shock the country (32:00)? Plus, Bama-LSU, Penn State in the Danger Zone, the guys' take on Dabo and more! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Sponsored by: Angi: Download the free Angi mobile app today or visit Angi dot com. That’s A-N-G-I dot com. Indochino: Refresh your wardrobe with the best prices of the year during Indochino’s Black Friday event.  Secure your appointment now with sales starting in-store and online November 6th, at indochino.com. I-N-D-O-C-H-I-N-O DOT COM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/231h 28m

Stars Matter: USC's recruiting decline and the path back & Oregon flips 5-star Elijah Rushing

Mitch, Manny, Grace and Ari delve into Elijah Rushing's, 5-star DL recruit, flip to Oregon. How impressed have we been by Dan Lanning's recruiting chops (5:15)? 4-star signal-caller QB Trever Jackson decommits from Ole Miss. Ari shares his opinion of Jackson from his Elite 11 performance (17:45). The Athletic's Antonio Morales then joins the podcast to discuss Lincoln Riley and USC's hazy recruiting future. Can the Trojans be fixed (27:45).  Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Antonio on Twitter: @AntonioCMorales Sponsored by: Angi: Download the free Angi mobile app today or visit Angi dot com. That’s A-N-G-I dot com. Indochino: Refresh your wardrobe with the best prices of the year during Indochino’s Black Friday event.  Secure your appointment now with sales starting in-store and online November 6th, at indochino.com. I-N-D-O-C-H-I-N-O DOT COM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/231h 7m

Power Auer: First CFP Rankings reaction! + Dabo's tirade and another Stalions sighting?!

Nicole and Chris share their instant reactions to the first College Football Playoff rankings (:30)! Is Georgia ranked right (1:45)? The Oregon-Washington debate (3:00), and Michigan unaffected by off-field issues (5:30). The G5's station (10:00), one-loss teams (12:00), is OSU really the best team (16:45) and winners/losers (19:15). The pair dissect Tyler from Spartansburg's call to Dabo and the Clemson coach's response (25:00) Did Tyler have a point, though? Plus, another Connor Stalions sighting (45:00)? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Angi: Download the free Angi mobile app today or visit Angi dot com. That’s A-N-G-I dot com. Indochino: Refresh your wardrobe with the best prices of the year during Indochino’s Black Friday event.  Secure your appointment now with sales starting in-store and online November 6th, at indochino.com. I-N-D-O-C-H-I-N-O DOT COM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/231h 7m

Max & Sam: Alabama-LSU, Georgia-Missouri preview with Kenny Smith + 12-team hypothetical & CFP contenders as Halloween candies

The first College Football Playoff rankings are here! Max and Sam lay out their hypothetical 12-team field ahead of the rankings show (5:30). Where do the pair fall on Oregon and Washington? Can Ole Miss surprise us late in the year? The Athletic's Alabama beat writer Kennington Smith III hops on the show to preview Alabama-LSU and Georgia-Missouri (18:45). Afterward, in honor of Halloween, Max and Sam compare CFP contenders to candies (38:00)! Georgia is a full-sized Snickers while Michigan is...candy corn?! Lastly, Pete Sampson explains Notre Dame's advancements in sports science in a story of innovation and change presented by Invesco QQQ (1:05:30). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newsletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Kennington on Twitter: @SkinnyKenny_ Sponsored by Angi: Download the free Angi mobile app today or visit Angi dot com. That’s A-N-G-I dot com. Indochino: Refresh your wardrobe with the best prices of the year during Indochino’s Black Friday event.  Secure your appointment now with sales starting in-store and online November 6th, at indochino.com. I-N-D-O-C-H-I-N-O DOT COM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/231h 18m

Brian Ferentz done at Iowa: What this means for Kirk Ferentz, the Big Ten West race & Hawkeye fans

Ari, David and Scott Dochterman react to Iowa's announcement that Brian Ferentz won't be returning as the program's offensive coordinator next season. Scott and the guys converse about interm AD Beth Goetz's decision, Kirk Ferentz's future, what the next OC's philosophy should be, and what this move means for Hawkeyes around the world. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottDochterman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/2331m 8s

Sunday Sound-Off: Michigan's offense vs. Georiga, trading coaches game & why was Oklahoma conservative at the end of the KU game?

Ari, David and The Athletic's Penn State beat writer Audrey Snyder answer your voicemails on the latest installment of the Sunday Sound-Off! Is J.J. McCarthy a dynamic enough playmaker to give Michigan an edge over Georgia (4:00)? Can Penn State change enough in two weeks to beat the Wolverines (15:00)? IOWA-NORTHWESTERN UNDER, BABY (21:30)! Why was Oklahoma so conservative at the end against KU (25:15)? The trio play a fan-made game of trading coaches for five years (38:00). Dabo for Norvell? Venables for Leipold and more! Plus, a Pitt fan weighs in on Pat Narduzzi (49:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Audrey on Twitter: @audsnyder4 Sponsored by: Angi: Download the free Angi mobile app today or visit Angi dot com. That’s A-N-G-I dot com. Indochino: Refresh your wardrobe with the best prices of the year during Indochino’s Black Friday event.  Secure your appointment now with sales starting in-store and online November 6th, at indochino.com. I-N-D-O-C-H-I-N-O DOT COM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/231h 15m

Week 9 Reaction: Oklahoma goes down, Georgia Death Star, CFP implications & coaches inserting foot in mouth

Oklahoma couldn't make enough plays in Lawrence to stave off a hungry Kansas team. Ari and David discuss the Big 12's playoff hopes and OU's mistakes (3:00). They then talk about the Georgia Death Star at the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party (14:00). Can anyone compete with UGA? Ohio State with another flawed win (31:30); North Carolina chokes; Penn State and USC nearly choked, and what to make of Shane Beamer. Plus, Pat Narduzzi and Mike Locksley say the quiet part out loud (56:45), and Oregon looks dang good (1:01:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/231h 22m

Week 9 Picks: Sleeping on Utah, again?! Ohio State-Wisconsin, Georgia-Florida & a Michigan, Michigan St. update

Ari, David and Chris preview week nine's action and pick games ATS. Before picking the weekend's games, the trio discusses both the latest out of Michigan State, involving Mel Tucker, and Michigan where the sign stealing scandal continues to intensify (6:00). Will we finally quit sleeping on Utah, as they welcome Oregon to Rice-Eccles (19:30)? Oklahoma-KU (26:15); the world's largest outdoor cocktail party (30:45); an Ohio State trap game (40:00); the Maalik Murphy show in Provo (47:00); Tennessee-Kentucky, Oregon St.-Arizona, Air Force-Colorado St. & more (53:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/231h 21m

Stars Matter: How good is James Franklin as a recruiter, really? Ryan Wingo to Texas & Georgia's Atlanta problem

Mitch, Ari, Manny and Grace discuss the buzz surrounding 5-star WR Ryan Wingo prior to his commitment to Texas (6:00). What may have lead Wingo to picking UT over Missouri? Is this a big missed opportunity for the Tigers? The quartet then discuss the state of Florida's recruiting surge in the class of 2024 (13:00). Is Georgia missing out on top prospects in their own backyard (19:00)? How good of a recruiter is James Franklin, really? (31:30). Plus, anxiety from watching The Bear, a Sea World bet, and another trivia mistake by Mitch...what's new? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/231h 7m

Power Auer: Is Michigan signal stealing like Spygate? CFP rankings preview & Penn State in purgatory

Nicole and Chris make an in-depth inspection of the Michigan in-person scouting controversy to kick off the Power 5 (2:00). Can we determine yet how much Connor Stalions' actions impacted UM? Is this situation similar to the Patriots' 'Spygate' scandal? The duo also discuss helmet comms coming to the sport, Dan Enos out at Arkansas, and they preview the CFP rankings ahead of next week's first reveal (6:00). Will Penn State always be stuck in a state of good but not great? An inquisitive fan asks that, and others ask more, in the Open Bar segment (16:00). Cheers to Alabama (30:15)! Chris is on the rocks with Pat McAfee. And what could the fallout of the Wolverines' scandal (37:00)? Lastly, mouse traps in locker rooms that are used as motivation - peak college football (48:15). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/2357m 44s

Is Michigan's sign stealing drama as bad as we think? + Deion weighs in

Ari and David try to rationalize Michigan's sign stealing situation. Are we convinced Connor Stalions' actions helped Michigan win more games? What punishment could be levied? Plus, Deion's sign stealing anology that isn't fully there. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/2333m 48s

Max and Sam: Texas without Quinn Ewers, non-QB Heisman candidates, and NFL Draft talk with Dane Brugler

(Links in notes) Texas appears likely to play a game or two, if not more, without star quarterback Quinn Ewers. As it stands, Maalik Murphy will step in for the Longhorns. Where does that leave the team (7:11)? What does it mean for Ewers. Sam Khan Jr. and Max Olson dig into those questions on this episode of Until Saturday. After that, the guys welcome The Athletic's NFL Draft expert Dane Brugler to the show to break down the top prospects in the class of '24 (22:30). Then, they highlight their top non-QB Heisman candidates (56:32). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newsletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/231h 20m

CFB Sound-Off: Is the Buckeye defense flawed? Why don't CFB teams use tush push? those questions & more

Ari, David and Grace answer your voicemails and written questions on this edition of the Sunday Sound-Off! 📺Subscribe to Until Saturday: @untilsaturday 🎙️Follow and listen to the podcast: Apple: https://apple.co/3O73PQT Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zLOIrL 📬Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/u... 📞Leave a voicemail or text our Until Saturday phone and hear your message on the show: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/231h 20m

Week 8 Reaction: Ohio State wins, UNC goes down, Bama/Big 12 close calls

David Ubben and Ari Wasserman discuss Week 8 in college football, which featured one big upset, one big game and a bunch of close calls. Subscribe to Until Saturday: @untilsaturday Follow and listen to the podcast: Apple: https://apple.co/3O73PQT Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zLOIrL Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/u... Leave a voicemail or text our Until Saturday phone and hear your message on the show: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/231h 15m

Michigan being investigated for sign stealing and Week 8 Picks with Ralph Russo from the Associated Press

Until Saturday hosts Ari Wasserman and David Ubben are joined by Ralph Russo from the Associated Press to talk about the news that Michigan is being investigated for stealing signs and to pick the Week 8 slate of games including Ohio State vs. Penn State and Alabama vs. Tennessee. 📺Subscribe to Until Saturday: @untilsaturday 🎙️Follow and listen to the podcast: Apple: https://apple.co/3O73PQT Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zLOIrL 📬Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/u... 📞Leave a voicemail or text our Until Saturday phone and hear your message on the show: (316) 462-9852 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/231h 21m

Stars Matter: The rash of decommitments, what to think of LSU’s class and thoughts on Dan Lanning

Mitch, Ari, Grace and Manny discuss the Dan Lanning’s bold decision to go for it at the end of the Oregon-Washington game. Also, they break down the rash of decommitments in the 2024 class from this previous week, break down LSU’s recruiting class this cycle and Mitch tells a funny James Franklin story from his time as Vanderbilt’s sideline reporter. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/231h 11m

Power Auer: Defending Dan Lanning’s 4th downs, Pat McAfee gets mixed reviews, will Brock Bowers come back?

Nicole and Chris have more interesting things to say than the 10th congressional hearing on NIL. Other topics include Brock Bowers’ injury, North Carolina’s quiet run, our college football TV survey results, the most/least impressive first-year coaches, the scene at Washington-Oregon, Ohio State-Penn State preview, Dan Lanning’s fourth down attempts and more. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/2358m 45s

Max and Sam: Texas A&M at a crossroads, Ohio State-Penn State preview with Matt Brown, midseason awards, and more

(Links in notes) Max and Sam kick off this episode by meeting Texas A&M at the crossroads where it currently stands (4:30). After that, Matt Brown, The Athletic college football senior editor (20:23), joins to discuss Ohio State-Penn State, why he ranked Washington #1, midseason All-Americas, and more. Finally, Max and Sam hand out their midseason awards (46:46) for actual categories like Heisman and Coach of the Year, and made-up categories like Best Game We Didn't Watch and Most Surprising Teams (good and bad). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newsletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattBrownCFB This episode is brought to you by Harry's: Get a subscription that saves you time and money—with Harry’s. Get started with a $13 trial set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. That’s harrys.com/SATURDAY for a $3 Trial Set. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/231h 13m

Sunday Sound-off: Oklahoma gets biggest win of the season, Texas fans still bitter and playoff chatter

Ari, David and Nicole answer your voicemails and questions on the Sunday Sound-Off! This week they discuss Washington collecting the biggest win of the season, why Miami can't take the next step, is there a better playoff size than 4 or 8, can Texas run the table to reach playoff, could we have a playoff without the SEC champ, will NIL help developmental programs and overall level of play and how deep are the flaws at USC. Plus plenty of waffle and Filet O Fish chatter. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach This episode is brought to you by Harry's: Get a subscription that saves you time and money—with Harry’s. Get started with a $13 trial set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. That’s harrys.com/SATURDAY for a $3 Trial Set. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/231h 15m

Week 7 reaction: Oregon and Washington play a classic, and whose hype balloons just popped?

Ari Wasserman and David Ubben react live to Week 7's slate of games including Colorado's loss, the classic in Seattle between Oregon and Washington, and USC's rough trip to South Bend. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/231h 13m

Week 7 Picks! Washington-Oregon, UNC's big chance, USC-Notre Dame & an Iowa check-in with Scott Dochterman

(Links in notes) Ari, David and the legendary Scott Dochterman preview and pick week 7's games! -(4:00) Washington-Oregon magnitudinous matchup -(10:30) Is this the week USC goes down? -(17:30) Another Ohio State trap game -(24:15) Don't sleep on UCLA -(31:00) Outcome in Laramie's affect on a 12-team field -(35:30) Pitchforks and torches in Iowa City -(53:00) UNC's big chance -(58:30) Texas A&M or Tennessee? -(1:07:00) Locks, traps & Sickos GOW Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottDochterman Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. o Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. o That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Invesco QQQ: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/231h 14m

Stars Matter: What Cristobal's mistake might tell recruits & the Kentucky-Georgia gap

(Links in notes) Mitch, Grace, Ari and Manny discuss how Mario Cristobal's error last Saturday might be perceived by prospective Miami recurits (10:00). Elijah Rushing's decommitment from Arizona (24:30). Sticking with the coaching theme, could Kentucky ever close the gap with Georgia if potential donors listened to Mark Stoops (30:30)? Plus, JUCO nuggets, Ari taught his daughter the f-word, and some mailbag/trivia questions (40:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. o Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. o That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/231h 6m

Power Auer: Mark Stoops' bad timing, Lincoln Riley defends defense & so many coaching mistakes!

(Links in notes) Mark Stoops had some things to get off of his chest. Nicole and Chris, in the Power 5, agree with him, but not the timing of his remarks (1:30). In another story about a coach, James Franklin spoke about Penn State's non-con schedule (5:15). Plus, the Apple Cup's in jeopardy (9:30); Washington aims to dismiss Pac-12 lawsuit (11:30), and Mario Cristobal admits he was wrong (14:15). Is Dillon Gabriel a Heisman dark horse (16:15)? In the Open Bar (18:15), a listener asks about Louisville trade-up in coaches. Another wonders when UNC will get the respect it deserves? In the Happy Hour (30:00), the pair preview Oregon-Washington. Clock management issues are tackled in On the Rocks (35:00), and Chris explains the JMU situation, again. Lastly, in the Last Call (48:45), Nicole and Chris plead with the Michigan and Michigan St. student newspapers not to cancel its annual 7-on-7 football game. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. o Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. o That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Invesco QQQ: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/231h 5m

Max & Dave: Oregon-Washington & Notre Dame-USC previews with Bruce Feldman + What did Max miss?!

(Links in notes) David Ubben does his best Sam Khan Jr. impression with the latter out because of an illness. David fills in Max on what he missed over the weekend while at his brother's wedding (2:00) before welcoming on Bruce Feldman to talk Oregon-Washington (11:15), USC-ND (25:00), and the college football sign that tried to woo him. The pair then welcome on Mike Kuchar, co-founder and senior research manager of X&O Labs, to provide an in-depth analysis of Kalen DeBoer's offense at Washington (47:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Bruce on Twitter: @BruceFeldmanCFB Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikekKuchar Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. o Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. o That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Invesco QQQ: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/231h 1m

Sunday Sound-Off: Is Ari too critical of Ohio State & Playoff therapy with Dan Wetzel

(Links in notes) Ari and David answer your voicemails and questions on the Sunday Sound-Off! The duo discuss Saturday's most disappointing teams (3:00) before Ari is forced to answer if he's too critical of Ohio State (12:30). Later, the guys are asked if this will be a Pac-12-less playoff (26:30). Also, will Pac-12 teams be forced to change styles in the Big Ten (34:00); how are wins over legacy teams valued during their down years (42:45); and is realignment the real reason we don't like the expanded playoff (49:00)? Finally, enjoy a portion of Ari's playoff therapy session with Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel (53:00). Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. o Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. o That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Invesco QQQ: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/231h 19m

Week 6 Reaction: Is Oklahoma a title contender & ranking the most disappointing teams this season

(Links in notes) What in the hell was Miami doing (:15)? Ari and David kick off their week six reaction show discussing the Hurricanes' inexcusable loss. Afterward, they dig into Oklahoma's potential as a title contender (6:45). Georgia finally flexed their muscles (17:00). We then delve into the most disappointing teams this year, including: LSU (25:00), Clemson (30:30), Texas A&M (33:30), Notre Dame (42:00), and more. Lastly, shout out to UCLA, Wyoming, N. Illinois, and more (58:00)! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Sponsored by: Liquid IV: That’s 20% off ANYTHING when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUID IV DOT COM Invesco QQQ: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/231h 12m

Week 6 Picks: Georgia's chance to quiet the crowd; will Texas-Oklahoma be a repeat of last year & a Mountain West clash!

(Links in notes) Ari, David and Seth Emerson preview and pick week six college football games! Before diving into their picks, the trio discuss Pat Fitzgerald's lawsuit and Mel Tucker's medical issue/hearing (3:30). Afterward, the guys get into UGA-Kentucky (12:00); the Red River Rivalry (24:30); the fighting Jake Dickert's and UCLA (36:30); the Little Brown Jug game (42:15); the Battle of the Tigers (45:45); Bama-A&M (54:00); ND-Louisville (57:00); and some G5 bouts (58:30)! Plus, locks, traps and Sickos games! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Seth on Twitter: @SethWEmerson Sponsored by: Liquid IV: That’s 20% off ANYTHING when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUID IV DOT COM. Invesco: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/231h 18m

Stars Matter: Remaining Texas talent & Jake Dickert, Washington State's recruiting future

(Links in notes) The nationwide alert hit everyone's phone to inform them that Texas A&M landed yet another top-ranked player (7:30). Mitch, Manny, Ari and Grace react to the Aggies class before answering a mailbag question about Washington State's recruitment if they were to merge with the Mountain West (14:15). Will Jake Dickert be with the Cougars next year (23:00)? Plus, the remaining talent in Texas (27:00); photo shoots banned for unofficial visits (34:00); class of '19 QBs (41:00); Washington-TCU comp (51:00), and trivia (55:00)! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Sponsored by: Liquid IV: That’s 20% off ANYTHING when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUID IV DOT COM Invesco QQQ: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/231h 7m

Power Auer: The highest paid head coaches, is Brock Bowers a real Hesiman contender & AP, Coaches Polls never seem to change

(Links in notes) Nicole and Chris react to USA Today's story about head coaches' salaries as the start to the Power 5 (3:00). They then discuss Brock Bowers' Heisman chances (7:30); Trent Dilfer's apology (10:00), and more news (14:00). Later, in the Open Bar (20:30), a listener asks about the AP and Coaches Polls lack of evaluation. Plus, what is Michigan State's ceiling (25:15)? Later, the pair discuss Red River in Happy Hour (32:00); San Diego State in On the Rocks (39:45) , and Fresno State-Wyoming in Last Call (49:00) Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Liquid IV: That’s 20% off ANYTHING when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUID IV DOT COM Invesco QQQ: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/2357m 1s

Max & Sam: Red River early preview with Gabe Ikard + Blind resume test

(Links in notes) Max and Sam welcome Gabe Ikard of 'The Oklahoma Breakdown', Sooner Sports Network, and Sirius XM's Big 12 Today fame to today's podcast! (15:00) Gabe shares his unique perspective as a former Sooners player and current analyst heading into the Red River Shootout. (1:00) Before then, Sam quizes Max on program resumes, as he attempts to decipher which resumes belong to which schools.(45:45) To close out the show, the guys draft the most obsurd foods at this year's Texas State Fair. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Gabe on Twitter: @GabeIkard Liquid IV: That’s 20% off ANYTHING when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUID IV DOT COM Invesco QQQ: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/231h 3m

Sunday Sound-Off: The 12-team CFP debate, Georgia shouldn't be No. 1 & is Brian Kelly the new Jimbo?

(Links in notes) Ari, David and Max react to your voicemails and mailbag questions on the Sunday Sound-Off! (6:00)The guys begin the show discussing the latest AP poll, and why Georgia shouldn't be ranked first. (18:00) They then consider if Brian Kelly is the new Jimbo; (26:30) the SEC East's glow up; (37:45) USC's place in the Pac-12 pecking order; (48:45) why we're for and aganinst a 12-team playoff, (1:14:45) and an early preview of Red River. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Sponsored by: Liquid IV: That’s 20% off ANYTHING when you shop better hydration today using promo code SATURDAY at LIQUID IV DOT COM Invesco QQQ: The official ETF of the NCAA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/231h 25m

Week 5 Reaction: LSU-Ole Miss BANGER! Notre Dame's redemption & Georgia, USC wart-filled wins

(Links in notes) Ari and David recap a week five that had some fan base's hearts palpating! (5:00) LSU-Ole Miss was a blast, but the Tigers are out of the CFP discussion...right? (10:00) Georgia's clunker against Auburn reinforces how underwhelming the SEC is this season. (17:00) Our top-5 teams right now. (22:30) Notre Dame eeks out the win in Durham. (31:00) USC will lose two, if not more, games this year. How long can Lincoln Riley get by with generational QBs? (43:15) Texas took care of business. Now onto Red River. (55:00) Props to Missouri. (58:15) Penn State's slow start...again. (1:02:30) High Five for the G5 and Locks recap. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Sponsored by: Indochino: RSVP knowing you’ve got the perfect look all wedding season long from Indochino. Go to Indochino dot com and use code ATHLETICCFB to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more.  That’s I-N-D-O-C-H-I-N-O DOT COM, promo code ATHLETICCFB. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedIn.com/CFB23 Better Help: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/saturday and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/231h 13m

Week 5 Picks: Notre Dame on upset watch? Texas-Kansas, Colorado-USC & does Jimbo get a mulligan?

(Links in notes) Ari, David and Sam band together to preview and pick week five college football action! (:30) David wins a prestigious award with the help of a traumatized Ari. (7:15) Conner Weigman's injury = a Jimbo mulligan for the season? (14:15) Texas needs to flex vs. Kansas. (27:15) Are we concerned about the long-term outlook of Kiffin/Ole Miss? (34:30) Colorado might score 35 points and still not cover. (40:15) Great American Crepe Conspiracy. (47:15) Don't doubt Utah! (49:15) Notre Dame trap game? (52:45) Lock, trap and Sickos Games of the Week. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/231h 4m

Stars Matter: Could Marcus Freeman's decision-making hurt Notre Dame recruiting & Michigan State's next steps

(Timestamps/links in notes) The Stars Matter quartet discusses Michigan State officially firing Mel Tucker for cause. Who could replace him, and how has/will this impact the Spartans' recruiting? The crew also chats Notre Dame and Penn State's weekend bumps for the class of '25 as well as in-state struggles for some programs. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: (1:00) Mel Tucker officially out // HC candidates & recruiting impact (13:00) Class of '24 commits (16:30) Notre Dame, Penn State '25 surge BUT Freeman's decision-making could hurt ND in future (24:00) In-state question marks for UGA, Penn State and more (38:00) Would you eat off of some else's used plastic plate? (42:15) Mailbag: Should QBs count more towards rankings? (58:00) Producer Cam is the trivia king Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @MannyNavarro Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Sponsored by: LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedIn.com/CFB23 Better Help: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/saturday and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/231h 5m

Power Auer: Why are blue bloods down? Fiery coaches and Lou Holtz claps back

(Timestamps/links in notes) Nicole, from Big Ten HQ, and Chris react to even more Colorado ratings craziness. They also dicsuss the Pac-2's future being in limbo, Marcus Freeman's signal, why blue bloods are down this year, and a weekend of particularly zesty sound bites from coaches, current AND former. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: - (2:00) Power 5: CU viewership; Pac-2 in limbo; Heisman Straw Poll; Marcus Freeman's signal, and Vannini's 133. - (14:00) Open Bar: Best non-Deion story; the most Pac-12 thing; OSU/ND in a 12-team CFP; traditional powers are down - (32:15) Happy Hour: Fiesty coaches + Lou Holtz claps back - (36:45) On the Rocks: Clemson - (42:45) Last Call: Oregon Duck loses its head // James Madison phone Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Better Help: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/saturday and get on your way to being your best self. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedIn.com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/2354m 41s

Max & Sam: The Pac-12's best team is? + Penn State deep dive with Audrey Snyder

(Timestamps/links in notes) Max and Sam are joined by The Athletic's Penn State scribe Audrey Snyder on today's show! Audrey shares her thoughts about all things Penn State, including Drew Allar, the surprisingly good defense, if the Nittany Lions are good enough to beat OSU and/or Michigan, and, on an unrelated but fun note, Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce! The guys also discuss the Pac-12 heirarchy, and they re-draft their pre-season Heisman picks. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -The Pac-12 race to the top (5:00) -USC might be the third-best team in the conference (15:00) -Audrey discusses Iowa-Penn State (20:00) -Penn State stop rate ranking/defense (23:00) -Evaluating Drew Allar through four weeks (27:30) -Skill position players (32:00) -Can Penn State beat Ohio State and/or Michigan? (35:00) -Big Ten big picture + Swelce? Kelift? (37:30) -Heisman re-draft (50:30) -4th down analytics presented by Invesco QQQ (1:02:15) Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Audrey on Twitter: @audsnyder4 Sponsored by: Better Help: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/saturday and get on your way to being your best self. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedIn.com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/231h 17m

Sunday Sound-Off with Dan Rubenstein! Notre Dame's mistakes, our top-4 teams right now & a sad Iowa fan

(Timestamps/links in notes) MAJOR DUDE ALERT! The great Dan Rubenstein, one half of The Solid Verbal podcast, joins Ari and Dave on today's Sound-Off episode! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -David's Autzen Stadium hot take (:30) -Will Brian Ferentz return in '24? (8:00) -Was Saturday's game Notre Dame's to lose? via Aaron from Indiana (11:00) -Did we like Ryan Day's post-game response? (16:00) -A sad Iowa fan asks when is his misery going to end (26:15) -Who are our top-4 teams based off of on-field performance right now? via John from Spain (32:30) -Can Duke beat Notre Dame? via Lee from North Carolina (41:00) -Deion to Texas A&M? via Jamie from South Carolina (44:00) -Pac-2 Relegation via James L. (49:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasswerman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Dan on Twitter: @DanRubenstein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/2357m 37s

Week 4 Reaction: Ohio State WALK-OFF! | Oregon Rolls Colorado, Deion | Pac-2 Banger

(Timestamps/links in notes) Ari and David react to an exciting week four of college football action! From Ohio State's walk-off win over Notre Dame and Coach Prime and co.'s reality check to an electric Pac-2 punch out and an ACC nail-biter, it was a fun weekend indeed. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: 00:00 College Football Week 4 Reaction! 02:15 Ohio State walk-off win over Notre Dame! 10:00 Is Ohio State still considered soft? 18:45 Oregon dropped the hammer on Colorado 32:00 Florida State avoids Clemson's upset bid...are the Seminoles a playoff team? 40:30 Alabama and Jalen Milroe get right against Ole Miss 44:30 QUIT UNDERESTIMATING UTAH 46:00 Pac-2 Banger 48:15 Iowa's 'Drive to 325' & Should Brian Ferentz resign? 52:45 LSU escapes 54:30 Giv'em Their Flowers!: KU, WVU, Texas, Northwestern 58:30 High Five for the G5 Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/231h 7m

Week 4 Picks: Notre Dame or Ohio State? | Colorado will cover | Penn State upset watch?

(Timestamps/links in notes) Week 4 has an electric Saturday of games, and Ari, David and Justin Williams preview and pick the most highly-anticipated games ATS. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -OSU-ND (4:00) -Urban Meyer on scheduling (via Urban's Take with Tim May - On3 | 21:00 ) -Oregon will cover (25:30) -Why is the FSU-Clemson spread so low? (38:30) -Can Alabama put out their dumpster fire? (45:00) -Ari's worried about Texas (53:00) -We're out on Jimbo if A&M loses (1:01:15) -Celebrating the Pac-2 (1:06:30) -Utah-UCLA styles make fights game (1:09:15) -Oklahoma will roll (1:11:15) -Penn State's on upset alert? (1:14:30) -Other trap games + locks & Sickos GOW (1:19:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Justin on Twitter: @Williams_Justin Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/231h 31m

Stars Matter: USC's Mater Dei issue | Colorado's recruiting momentum | Florida's step forward

(Timestamps/links in notes) Even though a lightning storm knocked Ari's power out for about 10 minutes of the podcast, the show must go on. Mitch, Grace, Manny and the aforementioned lightning rod discuss Colorado's recent recruiting bump, USC's Mater Dei quandry, and an Ohio State-ND stat. Also, the group tackles a Florida question submitted by a listener/reader. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Kentucky in-state flips (4:00) -Does Florida's win over Tennessee help with recruiting? (15:15) -Ari's thoughts on Florida (21:00) -USC-Mater Dei (24:15) -OSU-ND stat (33:15) -On3 rankings adjustment (34:15) -Colorado, Deion's recruiting momentum (39:30) -Ohio State (48:00) -Trivia (57:00) Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/231h 7m

Power Auer: Michigan St. HC candidates + Tucker suing? | Colorado SMASHES ratings | Week 4 Games We're Most Excited For

(Timestamps/links in notes) Nicole and Chris break down the latest news from the Mel Tucker investigation. Nicole and Chris share who they believe are candidates for the Michigan State job. Plus, Colorado-Colorado State's incredible viewership numbers; Lane Kiffin jabs; the Travis Hunter hit; and week four games we're excited for! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Power 5: Mel Tucker latest (2:15); CU-CSU ratings (8:45); SMU fundraising (13:45); Lane Kiffin barbing Bama (16:00); The 133 (19:45) -Open Bar: CU narrative (24:00); Hunter hit legal? (27:30); Rutgers! (31:00) -Happy Hour: Week 4 games (35:15) -On the Rocks: Michigan St. HC candidates (44:30) -Last call: Kickers! (53:00) Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/231h 2m

Max & Sam: 'Prove-It Week' for Notre Dame, Ohio State, Colorado and more with Pete Sampson

(Timestamps/links in show notes) Max and Sam preview a stacked week four that features programs who need to prove themselves on Saturaday to show they are the real deal. The Athletic's Notre Dame writer Pete Sampson joins the guys in previewing Notre Dame-OSU, CU-Oregon, and more! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Mel Tucker latest (:10) -Which teams are we over- underestimating? (5:45) -Are we overvaluing Texas? (15:00) -Pete Sampson joins the show! + ND-OSU: Prove It (21:30) -Colorado-Oregon (40:30) -Alabama-Ole Miss + FSU-Clemson (44:00) -Pick Six: Week 4 oddly specific predictions (52:15) Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Pete on Twitter: @PeteSampson_ Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/231h 16m

Sunday Sound-Off: Alabama's AP top-10 streak ends | Where will Deion be in 5 years? | What is Florida?

(Timestamps/links in notes) Ari, Dave and Grace Raynor react to your voicemails on the fourth installment of the Sunday-Soundoff! However, before the trio take your voicemails, they react to Alabama falling out of the AP poll's top-10 for the first time since 2015. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Bama drops from AP top-10; what it means for the Tide (2:30) -Help me understand Florida! via Dave from Utah (15:00) -Should we be concerned about Penn State? via George from Denton (25:15) -Ari's weekly reminder that he underestimated Washington via Ian from Cali (34:30) -Has the transfer portal brough more parity to CFB? via John from Spain (40:00) -Where will Deion be in five years? (55:00) Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/231h 15m

WILD Week 3 Reaction: Did Colorado St. blow it, Is Tennessee bad & FSU, UGA, Alabama & Texas dodge upsets

(Timestamps/links in notes) It's always the quiet weeks that get you. Ari, David, Max, and Chris react to an unexpectantly WILD week three of college football! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Did Colorado St. blow it? (:30) -Is Shedeur Sanders a legit Heisman candidate? (8:45) -Props to Florida...Is Tennessee bad? (20:15) -Grab Ass Olympics: FSU earns gold (31:45) -Texas clunker, or a real problem? (38:00) -What is Alabama doing? (42:45) -UGA's sleepy first half (52:00) -Is there a program we actually trust? (55:00) -LSU, Missouri, Iowa & other takeaways (59:00) -High Five for the G5 (1:08:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. o Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. o That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Better Help: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/saturday and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/09/231h 21m

Week 3 Picks: Jay Norvell pokes Prime | Tennessee-Florida | Backyard Brawl | Is the SEC strong enough for a one-loss CFP bid?

(Timestamps/links in notes) Ari, David and Seth Emerson pick week three games against the spread. The triumvirate also drop their lock, trap,and Sickos Games of the Week. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Can South Carolina relive 2019 v. Georgia (3:15) -Tennessee-Florida & possible fallout (11:45) -Penn v. Illinois (18:00) -Backyard Brawl (22:00) -LSU-Miss St. & is the SEC strong enough for a one-loss CFP bid? (31:00) -Washington-Mich St (37:45) -K-State v. Missouri (41:45) -Jay Norvell pokes Prime & CU (43:00) -Dana Holgorsen in trouble? (51:30) -Can Fresno's win streak grow?! (53:00) -Locks, Traps, Sickos (58:30) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Seth on Twitter: @SethWEmerson Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. o Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. o That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Better Help: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/saturday and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/231h 16m

Stars Matter: Texas' new v. old player development | Zach Wilson & QB projection randomness | Least Romantic Honeymoons?

(Timestamps/links in notes) Mitch, Manny, Grace and Ari tee off today's Stars Matter by discussing Micah Hudson to Texas Tech. Coming off a marquee win against Alabama, Texas demostrated their newfound success with developing players. Next, the quartet touch on in-state blue chippers before laughing hystarically about weird honeymoon destinations. Lastly, Zach Wilson and the randomness of QB projections and trivia. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Micah Hudson; commits/decommits (2:00) -Texas talent development (13:15) -In-state blue chippers (28:00) -Ari nearly collapses on camera from laughter (33:30) -Zach Wilson & QB projections (41:30) -Trivia (49:30) Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. o Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. o That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Better Help: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/saturday and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/2356m 53s

Power Auer: Mel Tucker latest | Week 3 upset watch | NCAA, Pac-12's battles

(Timestamps/links in notes) Nicole and Chris discuss the latest from the Mel Tucker sexual harassment case, including Tucker's and Brenda Tracey's statements. Both the NCAA and Pac-12 have their hands full with disputes from UNC and Oregon State and Washington State. Later, Nicole and Chris answer a question about Oklahoma's ceiling. Plus, who's on upset watch this week? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Power 5: Mel Tucker, UNC-NCAA; Pac-12; Art Briles; Vannini's 133 (2:00) -Open Bar: OU's ceiling, UVA's struggles; upset watch (30:00) -Happy Hour: Texas! (39:45) -On the Rocks: Alabama (41:45) -Last Call: Washington State & the Pac-12's hot start (48:00) Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. o Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. o That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Better Help: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/saturday and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/2359m 30s

Max & Sam: Richard Johnson, "Do you believe?" in Texas, Notre Dame & more | Tennessee-Florida preview | Pac-12's hot start

(Timestamps/links in notes) Max and Sam welcome Richard Johnson of Sports Illustrated and Split Zone Duo podcast fame! They play a round of 'Do you believe?' (with Deion's help), and Richard shares if he's buying Texas, Notre Dame, and many more. Plus, the Pac-12's hot start, and a jaunty head coach temp check chat. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -The Pac 12's hot start (3:30) -Richard Johnson joins the pod + "Do you believe?"(14:30) -Colorado O/U 4 wins by the end of September? (23:30) -Is Miami for real? (28:00) -Is Notre dame legit & can Ohio State make the CFP? (30:00) -Tennessee-Florida early look (34:30) -Head coach temp check (36:00) -The innovation of the GM role in college football presented by Invesco QQQ (56:00) Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJ_cfb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/231h 10m

Sunday Sound-Off: Mel Tucker suspended | Whats wrong with the SEC | Are Texas A&M fans cursed?

(Timestamps/links in notes) Ari, David and Max unpack Michigan State suspending head coach Mel Tucker amid a sexual harassment probe. Later, the trio react to your voicemails, including a message about how uncharacteristically bad the SEC has been to start the year, are A&M fans cursed, and a sad Nebraska fan. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Mel Tucker suspended (4:45) - What's wrong with the SEC (10:00) - Should Saban have switched QBs? (24:30) - A sad Nebraska fan (31:00) - Pac-12 lawsuit and pettiness (39:15) - Are Texas A&M fans cursed? (42:30) - What's next for Texas? (52:15) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Sponsored by: Ship Station: Set your business up for holiday season success with ShipStation. Go to ShipStation.com and use code SATURDAY today and sign up for your FREE 60-day trial. That’s ship station dot com, code SATURDAY. Better Help: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/saturday and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/231h 8m

Week 2 Reaction: TEXAS DID IT | Colorado rolls over Nebraska | Is Miami a threat?

(Timestamps/links in show notes) Ari and David react to a stellar week two of action! Texas did the dang thing! Can Alabama still earn a playoff berth, and can Colorado contend in the Pac-12? Miami looked good, but Texas A&M, not so much. Cy-Hawk, wather delays, High Five for the G5 and so much more! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Take Texas seriously (2:15) -Alabama's next steps (12:00) -Colorado rolled (21:00) -A perfect Miami v. a perfect FSU? (30:15) -The Drive to 325 hilarity continues (36:15) -Oregon's gutsy win adds to Pac-12's entertainment value (41:45) -Notre Dame is good, period + all the weather delays (46:15) -Ohio State snoozer (50:30) -Wisconsin & the West (55:15) -High Five for the G5! (58:45) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/09/231h 6m

Week 2 Picks: Texas-Alabama hype | Nebraska might beat Colorado | Don't sleep on Tulane

(Timestamps/links in show notes) Ari, David and Mitch Sherman, whose computer was disagreeable at the start of the show, pick week two games! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Nebraska has piqued Ari's interest (4:30) -We're bought in on Notre Dame (21:00) -Texas-Alabama and the 'Ari Validation Bowl Game' (24:45) -Texas A&M-Miami (33:00) -Tulane might surpise us (40:00) -Utah's gonna roll (44:30) -Can TTech bounce back? (47:45) -Wisconsin-Wazzu is a weird one (52:30) -Auburn-Cal (54:15) -Traps, locks, and Sickos Games of the Week (58:15) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Mitch on Twitter: @mitchsherman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/231h 12m

Stars Matter: Can Dabo adapt? & team talent composite's blindspot

(Timestamps/links in show notes) Mitch, Grace and Ari cover the talent discrepancy between Clemson and Duke and discuss Dabo's unwillingness to adapt. They also touch on what 247's team talent composite doesn't account for, and how it correlates with FSU's ranking. Plus, should we worry about Washington? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -David Ubben's awesome story about Travis Hunter's recruitment (3:30) -Dabo's "unforegivable" decision-making (8:00) -Was David wrong to order out Benihana? (25:00) -Recent commits (30:15) -Talent composite's blindspot (32:15) -Georgia or the field, Ari? (37:00) -Washington's future in question? (46:00) -Trivia (51:00) Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/231h 5m

Power Auer: Dabo & Clemson's problem | Hot seat coaches | Why SMU to the ACC?

(Timestamps/links in show notes) Nicole and Chris reflect on the highs and lows of an electric week one of college football and answer your mailbag questions! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Power 5; Riley Leonard's tough break (1:45) -FSU's standout performance (4:15) -Colorado's stunner (8:45) -Final thoughts on ACC's expansion (13:00) -Vannini's 133 & Notre Dame rat poison (18:00) -Open Bar; Travis Hunter Heisman odds (21:30) -Why did the ACC take SMU? (25:00) -Which coaches are on the hot seat? (29:30) -Happy Hour; Mike Elko and Duke! (32:30) -On the Rocks; Dabo and Clemson (38:00) -Last Call (46:45) Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/2355m 20s

Max & Sam: Texas-Alabama preview with Kenny Smith | What's next for Clemson | CFB stock report

(Timestamps/links in show notes) Max and Sam tee off today's podcast by reacting to Clemson's uninspiring performance against Duke. Is this it for Clemson's run as a top-tier program? Next, Kennington Smith III joins the guys to discuss Jalen Milroe's debut and Texas-Alabama. Lastly, the guys give their week one stock report. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Clemson-Duke reaction (1:00) -Kennington Smith III joins the show (14:15) -Week 1 stock report (42:30) Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Kennington on Twitter: @SkinnyKenny_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/231h 4m

Sunday Sound-Off: Colorado fan stunned, Texas-Alabama big questions, LSU-FSU reaction

(Timestamps/links in show notes) Ari, David and Max react to LSU's trouncing and FSU's ceiling before answering your questions and voicemails on a Monday edition of the Sunday Sound-Off! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -FSU is for real; what's next for LSU (3:30) -A Colorado fan's euphoria (18:00) -Keith Jackson's spirit asks about Texas-Alabama (28:00) -Keep fading Washington, Ari (40:00) -Give the G5 some love! (44:15) -Best time zone to watch CFB? (48:15) -Will Ari get a USC tattoo? (52:45) -The Genie Game (59:45) -Can Marvin Harrison Jr. win the Heisman with McCord? (1:06:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/231h 16m

Week 1 INSANITY: Colorado shocks the world | New QBs on the block | Overreaction & Bad Beat

(Timestamps/links in show description)FOOTBALL IS BACK! Ari and David recap week one's action, including Coach Prime and Colorado doing the dang thing. Jalen Milroe, Drew Allar, Shedeur Sanders, and more had impressive first starts. Plus, our Week 1 Overreaction Team and Ari's bad beat. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Colorado upsets TCU; Coach Prime proved us wrong (:30) -Jalen Milroe impresses in debut (24:15) -Kyle McCord left us wanting more (26:45) -Bobby Petrino's offense...worked?! (29:30) -Drew Allar dealt in first start (31:30) -Bazooka Joe showed out (43:00) -Iowa didn't cover (45:15) -Mordecai's up and down start, but Wisconsin prevails (51:45) -Week 1 Overreaction Team: Florida (55:15) -UNC/South Carolina; Texas; Washington; Oregon; USC & more (1:04:00) -Ari's Bad Beat (1:15:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/09/231h 23m

The Post-Game | Ep 4 The BS High Podcast

In the final episode of the series, host Mary Pilon is joined by BS High co-director Travon Free to discuss the rollercoaster experience of interviewing Bishop Sycamore coach Roy Johnson. Then, Pilon is joined by an expert on fraud and conmen - journalist and author Diana Henriques - to discuss why sports are a ripe place for fraud and the psychological impact of being a victim of fraud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/2334m 19s

Cal, Stanford & SMU join the ACC | Are we done with realignment?

Ari, Manny Navarro (not Diaz) and Chris react to Friday morning's vote by ACC presidents and chancellors to add California, Stanford, and SMU to the conference. What does this mean for the sport, and are we done with realignment? Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/2319m 12s

Week 1 Picks: LSU-FSU early playoff impact | Can Colorado cover | Locks, Trap & Sickos Games of the Week

(Timestamps/links in show description)WEEK 1 IS HERE!! Ari, David and Chris make their picks ATS and share their locks, trap, and Sicko games of the week! Watch episode one of 'The Official Visit': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pV8NQhCFHI Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Introducing 'The Official Visit' & more (:30) -Will Iowa actually score over 30 points? (7:15) -Colorado, the enigma (14:30) -Will OSU cover in Kyle McCord's start? (27:30) -FADING WASHINGTON? (33:15) -Can the Drew Allar show cover? (41:45) -LSU-FSU on the fence (48:00) -Utah's still going to win...right? (55:45) -Nebraska-Minnesota + Clemson-Duke (1:01:45) -Trap, Locks & Sickos GOW (1:06:00) -Country music star Darius Rucker joins the show! (1:12:45) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/231h 23m

Power Auer: CFP meeting takeaways | Cheers to Week 1 | ACC realignment latest

(Timestamps/links in show description) Nicole and Chris report in from Irving, Texas after the CFP meeting. The pair discuss the items that conference commissioners worked on, including ammenities for athletes as well as a potential playoff format change. They also chat about the latest on ACC realignment, late week zero takeaways, and cheers to week one of college football! Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: Power 5 (1:45): -CFP meetings; George Kliavkoff interaction -Latest on ACC realignment -Week 0 takeaways -Coach Prime's debut -Vannini's preseason 133 Happy Hour (16:15): -Cheers to Week 1! On the Rocks (23:00): -ASU self-imposed bowl ban; seniors without a chance to play in postseason Last Call (28:00) -UMass! The Minutemen win in week 0! -Week 1 is finally here! Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. Better Help: Visit BetterHelp dot com slash saturday today to get 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/2336m 11s

Stars Matter: Which 1st year HC will have the best class & more recruiting predictions + impact of potential ACC realignment

(Timestamps in show description) Mitch, Manny, and Grace reveal their recruiting predictions for 2023, including which first-year head coach will have the best class, the biggest risers and fallers in the rankings, and more. The trio also discuss how the potential realignment in the ACC will impact recuriting for SMU, Cal, and Stanford. Plus, we answer your mailbag questions. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: (3:45) Recent commits (including David Stone) & uncommitted '24 QBs (12:30) Recruiting predictions (35:30) Potential realignment's impact on recruiting (41:00) Mailbag Qs (51:30) Trivia Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. Better Help: Visit BetterHelp dot com slash saturday today to get 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/231h 2m

The Team | Ep 3 BS High Podcast

In episode 3 of the BS High Podcast, host Mary Pilon is joined by BS High producer Meech Golden to discuss how Golden built trust with the players from Bishop Sycamore, and how their stories were the pivot point in the documentary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/2325m 34s

Max & Sam: Bruce Feldman talks coaching tiers & transfer portal top-100 + the most intriguing teams

(Timestamps in show description) In their 2023 debut podcast, Max and Sam welcome on Bruce Feldman to discuss his transfer portal top-100 rankings and his coaching tiers. Before that, Max and Sam discuss which teams they find the most intriguing this year. Later in their 'Pick Six' segment, the guys make six sure-fire predictions for the year. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -A new-look Max & Sam (1:00) -Most intriguing teams (4:30) -Bruce Feldman & transfer portal top-100 (21:00) -Coaching tiers (35:00) -'Pick Six': Last call for season predictions (54:15) Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Bruce on Twitter: @BruceFeldmanCFB Sponsored by: Harry's Razors: Get your best shave ever this summer with Harry’s razors and skin care products. Get a $13 Starter Set for just $3 at harrys.com/SATURDAY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/231h 17m

Sunday Sound-Off: Overvalued teams | A Super League's value | Favorite football foods

(Timestamps in show description) In our Sunday Sound-Off premiere, Ari, David and Sam respond to your voicemails, texts, Tweets, submissions on The Athletic and more! From the most overvalued/overhyped teams to why a super league is a positive, you, the listeners, delivered. Subscribe to the Until Saturday newletter: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday and watch today's episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Welcome to the Sunday Sound-Off! (:30) -ASU postseason ban (5:30) -Overvalued teams via Jason (15:00) -A Michigan State 'What comes first' via David from Chicago (25:00) -Marcus Freeman's prove-it year? via Evan from Pennsylvania (30:00) -Saturday setups & favorite football foods via Josh from Ohio & Matt from LA (36:45) -USC's future/ceiling via Jordan from Columbus (50:30) -Super League's value via Christopher S. (1:00:00) -Recruiting basis via Laffable5 (1:07:45) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/231h 19m

Week 0 Reaction: USC still can't defend & is this an Alex Grinch problem? | Sam Hartman shines in Irish debut | The Minutemen win!

(Timestamps in the show description) Ari and David share their instant reactions to Week 0 action! Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday and watch today's episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Sam Hartman's promising debut (3:00) -USC: Same team, same problem (15:00) -Is this a Lincoln Riley issue, not an Alex Grinch one? (22:00) -Around the country + UMass wins! (43:30) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/08/2359m 4s

The Scheme | Ep 2 BS High Podcast

In episode two of the BS High Podcast, host Mary Pilon is joined by BS High co-director Martin Desmond Roe to discuss how quickly he realized the BS High story wasn't the Bad News Bears but something much more nefarious. If you haven't yet, check out the BS High HBO documentary streaming now on Max. For more on the Bishop Sycamore scandal, read Ari Wasserman and Andy Staples story from 2021 that was source material for the documentary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/2328m 21s

Week 0 Picks | ACC expansion rumblings | 'Swamp Kings' reaction | a Notre Dame fan wedding in August?!

(Timestamps in show description) FOOTBALL IS HERE. Ari and David preview week 0 but before then, the guys discuss reignited realignment rumblings and recently named starting QBs. Will Notre Dame have the same issues as last year versus Navy? Is this a make it or break it year for Marcus Freeman? We answer a fan submission about a Notre Dame wedding this weekend. Plus, USC won't cover, lighting round predictions, a 'Swamp Kings' analysis, and answering your questions in our mailbag segment. All lines presented by BetMGM. Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday and watch today's episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Realignment (2:00) -Starting QBs named (5:45) -ND/Navy (9:45) -A Notre Dame wedding in August via Michael G. (23:15) -San Jose St./USC (29:00) -Rapid fire predictions (40:00) -Swamp Kings reaction (47:30) -Mailbag courtesy Jordan H.; Jacob W.; @ebreese1 (51:15) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Sponsored by: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/231h 4m

Stars Matter: Florida State recruiting crown? | Concerning + optimistic programs | Realignment's impact on prospects

(Rundown in show description) We back. Stars Matter makes its return to the audio feed. You can listen weekly throughout the season. Take care, brush your hair. Call/text the Until Saturday phone and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday and watch today's episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Hi, we're back (:15) -FSU recruiting crown? (4:00) -Ohio State's class (14:00) -Around the Country (22:15) -Which programs are back in the game? (28:00) -ACC programs we need to talk about (35:00) -Realignment's ramifications (43:45) -Which classes are we concerned by? (46:15) -So, we're just going to ignore Clemson? (55:00) -Trivia - how late was Ari to today's recording? (1:01:00) Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/231h 10m

2023 QB Tiers: SEC, Pac-12 & Group of 5

(Rundown in show description) David, Sam, and Kenny wrap up our conference QB tiers by tackling the SEC, Pac-12 and Group of 5. Do Jalen Milroe and Carson Beck belong in higher tier? Can you win in the SEC with a game-manager at QB? Caleb Williams is in a tier of his own, so where does that leave the rest of the bunch? Which names in the G5 do you need to know about heading into the year? Call the Until Saturday voicemail and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday and watch today's episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -SEC tiers (3:30) -The Alabama conversation (15:15) -Pac-12 tiers (27:00) -Upside QBs in the Pac-12 (30:00) -G5 tiers (41:15) Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Kennington on Twitter: @SkinnyKenny_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/231h 1m

The Dream | Ep 1 BS High Podcast

The BS High Podcast is a four part series diving into the making of the HBO documentary BS High. Mary Pilon, a reporter and story editor for the documentary, is joined by the producers and directors of the film to discuss one of the wildest experiences of their careers. In episode one, Pilon is joined by one of the film's producers, former NFL player Spencer Paysinger, to discuss his immediate reactions to what would become known as the Bishop Sycamore scandal, how Paysinger dove head first into the production and his experiences dealing with BS High head coach Roy Johnson. The BS High Podcast is a co-production with HBO. For more on the Bishop Sycamore scandal, read Ari Wasserman and Andy Staples story from 2021 that was source material for the documentary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/2336m 1s

Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC contenders' best & worst case scenarios

Chris, Pete, and Audrey Snyder, The Athletic's Penn State beat writer, dish on the best and worst case scenarios for the contenders in the Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC. Is it playoff or bust for Michigan? Is Penn State a true playoff threat? Is 9-wins the floor for OU and Florida State? Leave us a comment and review with your best/worst case scenarios for your favorite team. Call the Until Saturday voicemail and leave us a question for a future mailbag and/or Sunday Sound-Off podcast: (316) 462-9852 Subscribe to Until Saturday and watch today's episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Follow Pete on Twitter: @PeteSampson_ Follow Audrey on Twitter: @audsnyder4 Sponsored by: LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/231h 12m

2023 QB Tiers: Big Ten, Big 12 & ACC

Ari and Manny react to David's QB tiers lists for the Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC. Which signal-callers deserved to be ranked higher? Lower? Leave us a comment with you thoughts. Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Big Ten (3:30) -Tanner Mordecai & upside QBs (8:00) -The Jeff Sims question (19:30) -Big 12 (25:45) -John Rhys Plumlee upside (28:00) -What a surpise; a Quinn Ewers/Texas debate (30:00) -Favorite meeting celebrity/athlete in public moments (39:30) -ACC (42:00) -The Tyler Van Dyke quandary (45:00) -The Cade Klubnik & Jordan Travis discussions (49:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Sponsored by: LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/231h 3m

SEC, Pac-12 & G5 contenders' best & worst case scenarios

David, Ari, and Kennington Smith III, The Athletic's Alabama beat writer, disucss the best and worst case scenario for contenders in the SEC, Pac-12, and Group of 5 conferences.  Subscribe to Until Saturday and watch today's episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -SEC & the worst case scenario for Georgia (5:00) -Alabama's ceiling (13:30) -How far can A&M go? (21:00) -Tennessee & LSU (26:00) -Is USC's best case scenario making the playoff? (42:00) -Are Oregon and Washington neck and neck? (44:15) -Will we sleep on Utah again this season? (48:15) -Which G5 team(s) will make a NY6 bowl? (51:00) Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Kennington on Twitter: @SkinnyKenny_ Sponsored by: LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.Com/CFB23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/2359m 41s

The QBs we're most intrigued by NOT named Caleb or Drake

Ari, David, and Max unveil which QBs not named Caleb or Drake (since they're already discussed so much) they're most intrigued by this season. Check out Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Milton, Ewers (obivously) & Milroe/yet-to-be-named Bama QB (4:00) -Mordecai, Sanders & Ari's ice cream sandwich anology (19:00) -Shough, Armstrong & Allard (36:30) -Bonus round (48:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/231h

Lessons we learned from 2022 for the 2023 season

Ari and David share the lessons they learned about college football in 2022 for the 2023 season. Have we learned our lesson? Leave a show review on your podcast player of choice and tell us what lesson you learned from last season. Check out Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Stars might not matter? (David | 2:00) -Michigan isn't a fluke (Ari | 9:00) -Loyalty is dead (David | 14:00) -Brian Kelly is the real deal (Ari | 18:00) -Alabama's lost the benefit of the doubt (Ari | 21:30) -Money can't fix everything (David | 25:15) -Do you need a 1st rd QB to win a natty? (Ari | 34:30) -Transfer QB + scheme can change a lot (David | 40:00) -Did Kirby Smart make Alabama 2.0? (Ari | 43:30) -Rapid fire bonus round (49:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/2358m 16s

Texas in the playoff? Clemson loses to Duke? | Oddly specific predictions for the season

Chris and Manny get real specific about the 2023 season on today's show. The pair make very detailed predictions about each conference with the hopes of at least hitting .300. Leave a review of today's show with your oddly specific prediction. Rundown: -SEC predictions (3:00) -Big Ten predictions (11:00) -ACC predictions (18:00) -Big 12 predictions (27:00) -Pac-12 predictions (38:30) -G5 predictions (48:00) Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/231h

Is this the last Pac-12 season preview ever?

Ari and Chris preview the Pac-12 for what might be the last time.  Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube & watch today's episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Obligatory ( but quick) realignment chat (6:00) -Will a combination of USC, Washington, and Oregon be in the conference title game? (10:15) -Is Oregon State the conference's dark horse? (15:00) -Top-of-the-conference O/U win totals (22:00) -Defining success for outgoing programs (44:30) -Season superlatives (54:00) Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/231h 3m

The Bounce Back Teams for 2023

Which programs will return to form after a turbulent 2022? David and Sam discuss their bounce back teams for this season. Subscribe & watch today's episode on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Rundown: -Dave's first pick (3:15) -Sam's first pick (9:00) -Dave's second pick (13:30) -Sam's second pick (18:45) -David's third pick (22:30) -Sam's third pick (27:15) -Bonus bounce back programs (35:00) Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/2347m 23s

Under the radar SEC names to know in 2023

David and Seth Emerson let you in on the names you might not know about in the SEC. Rundown: -First nominees (2:30) -Second nominees (10:30) -Third nominees (18:45) -Fourth nominees (28:45) -Bonus round! (42:45) Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_-RcIbXM5Oc Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Seth on Twitter: @SethWEmerson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/2357m 34s

Realignment mailbag & will Notre Dame finally join a conference?

With the entire upheaval of the Pac-12, David and Pete reach into the Until Saturday mailbag to answer your biggest questions about realignment. As the sport continues to consolidate, will it finally force Notre Dame's hand to join a conference? Plus, is the Irish's offense the real deal? Rundown: -Who will replace the Pac-12 in the P5? (via @mottled_paws | 1:45) -Will Notre Dame join a conference + olympic sports outlook (via @Stringfellow911 | 5:45) -What will happen to NC State & other periphery schools in age of TV deals (via @pjconrad | 13:45) -Aren't things better now? (@chadbradley | 20:00) -Is it important for teams switching conferences to end this season on a high note? (via @JUSTINAustinTX | 30:30) -Why don't football programs make their own league? (via Michael D. | 36:15) -Is ND's offense the real deal? (via Tom M. | 42:30) -NIL market (49:15) Watch the episode on YouTube: Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Pete on Twitter: @PeteSampson_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/231h 4m

What's holding Texas A&M back + Johnny Football doc watch party

Netflix's Johnny Manziel documentary, 'UNTOLD: Johnny Football', became available to watch today, and David and Sam have thoughts on the inside look at the former A&M QB. Hear from doc director Ryan Duffy about Manziel opening up about his suicide attempt, and why there weren't Texas A&M players/coaches interviewed. Plus, what (or who) is holding the Aggies back from reaching their potential? Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/frJ-Mla115w?feature=share Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/231h 13m

Who's to blame for the Pac-12's downfall & which programs upgraded/downgraded in realignment?

David, Sam, and Scott Dochterman try to pinpoint which person or persons is at fault for the Pac-12's demise. Later in the show, the trio talk about the Pac-4's future, and which realigned programs upgraded or downgraded in this last round of conference musical chairs. Lastly, how does this conference train station impact the 12-team playoff? Rundown: -The Pac-12 blame game (1:15) -Hindsight is 20/20 for administrators (16:30) -Pac-4 (25:30) -Who upgraded/downgraded? (34:15) -12-team playoff impact (45:45) Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5aFZfkkBu6w Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottDochterman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/231h

Realignment chaos | Do fans want this?

Ari Wasserman, Max Olson and Sam Khan Jr. recap a wild week of college football realignment. Is this good for the future of the sport? Will more dominos to fall? Who won and who lost? So many questions need to be answered. Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbBfT6EQ_6I Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/08/231h 4m

Bear or Bull: Buying & selling program stock

Join Ari and Sam as they buy and sell stock in programs for the 2023 season with a Mad Money-esque wrinkle. Rundown: -First Buys (2:30) -First Sells (17:00) -Second Buys (29:00) -Second Sells (40:15) -Third Buys (47:45) -Third Sells (53:45) Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Sponsored by: Rhone: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code ATHLETICCFB to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/athleticcfb LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/cfb23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/231h 5m

What will Florida State do? + ACC season preview

Manny Navarro and Pete Sampson, The Athletic's Miami and Notre Dame beat writers, respectively, discuss Florida State's future following the university's Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday. Do the Seminoles have leverage? What would it take for them to leave the ACC? Also, hear from Peter Collins, the Board of Trustees chairman, president Rick McCullough and former QB, Drew Weatherford on the matter. Afterward, the duo preview the ACC season! Will Clemson or Florida State come out on top? Who's the third best team in the conference, and could Duke and/or Pitt makes some noise this year? Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Follow Pete on Twitter: @PeteSampson_ Rundown: Rhone: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code ATHLETICCFB to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/athleticcfb LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/cfb23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/2349m 41s

The 10 games we can't wait to watch this season

Ari and Max each reveal 10 games they can't wait to watch this season. Which games are you most excited to watch this year? Rundown: -No. 10 (5:00) -No. 9 (9:00) -No. 8 (14:45) -No. 7 (20:00) -No. 6 (26:30) -No. 5 (33:45) -No. 4 (37:30) -No. 3 (41:45) -No. 2 & 1 (44:15) Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Rundown: Rhone: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code ATHLETICCFB to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/athleticcfb LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/cfb23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/231h 5m

Big Ten media days takeaways

Nicole Auerbach and Ari Wasserman react to the whirlwind of news that came out of Big Ten Media days. Northwestern Interim Coach David Braun was thrown to the Wolves to answer for the Northwestern hazing scandal...he wasn't a part of. Harbaugh remains mum on the NCAA's decision to suspend him for the first four games of the season. Is is possible that The Game could be moved off of Thanksgiving weekend? Minnesota Head Coach PJ Fleck calls toxic culture accusations "baseless". Tony Petitti makes his first appearance at Big Ten media days as commissioner. Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/2354m 9s

Meet the first-year head coaches: Best, worst, and surprise hires + who will have the best year 1?

24 new head coaches were named in the last hiring cycle. But, which programs nailed their hiring and which didn't? Ari, David, and Chris introduce this year's class of new head honchos and discuss the programs that got it right, wrong, and those that surprised us. Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Sponsored by: Rhone: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code ATHLETICCFB to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/athleticcfb LinkedIn: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at linkedin.com/cfb23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/231h 11m

Recruiting trail update: Florida's surge, first-year HC's blue-chip ratio & uncommitted QBs

Mitch Light and Ari cover the highlights of what has happened on the recuriting trail since our hiatus. From Pat Narduzzi's recent comments about how "stars don't matter" and current uncommitted QBs to Florida and Billy Napier excelling in the 2024 class, and how first-year head coaches' blue-chip ratios are faring. It's the loaded recuriting podcast we've been waiting to share with you all. Rundown: Pat Narduzzi's comments (2:00) Notable commitments (6:15) Uncommitted QBs (20:30) First-year HC's BCR (33:00) Florida climbing up the '24 class rankings (48:45) Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/2356m 52s

Colorado joining Big 12: Impact on the Pac-12, Deion Sanders, and future realignment

Ari, Max, and Chris Vannini band together to react to Colorado leaving the Pac-12 to join the Big 12 in 2024. How valuable of an asset is CU, actually, for Brett Yormark and the conference? Is this the death blow to the Pac-12? Will this affect its TV deal? What's next for the Arizona schools? How about Washington and Oregon? Plus, how big of a role did Deion play?  Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/2326m 2s

Big 12 Preview: Texas and OU's last ride & which newcomer will have the best season?

Sam Khan Jr., Max Olson, and David Ubben team up to preview the Big 12 conference. Will Texas or Oklahoma walk away with the conference crown in their last season? Which 'Irate 8' program could surprise us this year, and which of the conference newcomers will have the best year? Rundown: -What are we most excited about this season? (3:30) -Texas & OU's last ride (6:45) -Irate 8 (16:45) -Texas Tech hype? (18:45) -Will TCU surprise us? (21:45) -KU, Baylor, and more quick thoughts (26:00) -Which of the new guys will have the best year? (35:30) -Season win totals O/U (42:30) -Season superlatives & predictions (50:30) Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Sam on Twitter: @skahnjr Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/2358m 35s

Big Ten season & media days preview

Nicole Auerbach and Ari preview the Big Ten season! Before chopping it up about Iowa's drive to 325 and Penn State's potential, the pair discuss what they hope to learn from Big Ten media days. So, can Ryan Day and OSU snap their skid to Michigan? Is Drew Allar the only question mark about this Nittany Lions team? Who will win the West, and what can we expect from the first-year coaches at Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Purdue. Plus, Nicole and Ari discuss the latest in the growing Northwestern scandal. Rundown: Media days (1:30) Big Ten's 'Big 3' (7:00) Best of the West & Rest of East (26:30) Defining success for Nebraska, Purdue & Wisconsin (35:30) Mich St.'s outlook (38:30) The latest on Northwestern (47:45) Season superlatives, predictions (57:30) Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/231h 10m

Jim Harbaugh facing 4-game suspension

Ari and The Athletic's Michigan beat writer Austin Meek react to reports of Michigan working towards a four-game suspension of head coach Jim Harbaugh because of NCAA infractions. Why is this punishment being levied on Harbaugh? Is a four-game penalty too much? What's there to say about the NCAA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/2317m 52s

SEC conference preview & season superlatives

Ari and David take a close look at the SEC and discuss the major storylines you need to know about heading into the season. Rundown: - SEC media days takeaways (3:00) - Will the Jimbo Fisher-Bobby Petrino marriage work? (5:45) - LSU-Brian Kelly year 2 (14:00) - Is the Bama dynasty dead? (20:30) - Auburn-Hugh Freeze expectations (26:30) - A Georgia 3-peat? (36:45) - UGA off-the-field issues (43:15) - Best/worst coordinator hires (49:00) - season superlatives (51:00) Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/231h 7m

Bold fan takes for the 2023 season!

Welcome to Until Saturday, The Athletic's new college football podcast! For our first show, Ari Wasserman and David Ubben asked you, the fans, for your hottest CFB takes for 2023, and, man, did you deliver. The guys react to 10 of the boldest predictions for the season, and they ask themselves, "is this take plausible or implausible?" This is going to be a fun year. Rundown: -Texas goes 8-4 via @footballcoach79 (1:45) -Bama goes 9-3 via @chanprice (11:00) -Cade Klubnik, a heisman finalist? via @forbin1222 (18:45) -Ryan Day's last go-around as OSU's HC via @NotKnyk (24:15) -Brent Venables doesn't make it to the SEC via @CSams7 (27:30) -Penn State makes the playoff via @Dnaug10 (32:30) -Florida finishes 2nd in the SEC East via @MDNicholsEsq (37:30) -Michigan is this year's UGA via @tyfeddy (41:30) -Nico starts at QB before/during the Bama game via @FF_TravisM (44:00) -Shadeur Sanders is a Heisman finalist via @PaulGrierJr (46:30) -Ari and David's bold predictions (50:15) Subscribe to Until Saturday on YouTube for updates when new videos publish: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhfrD1COvG40Mk7vvgaHIQ Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/231h 5m

Welcome to Until Saturday

We're back! Ari Wasserman introduces The Athletic's NEW college football podcast: Until Saturday! What is Until Saturday? It's everything you love about college football. New shows start Monday July 24th! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/233m 51s

An Update on the Future of Our Show

Stay tuned for the launch date of our new show. See you in July! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/234m 33s

Ole Miss DE Isaac Ukwu takes us behind the scenes of his transfer portal process

The newest member of the Ole Miss Rebels family, Isaac Ukwu, joins Andy and Max in the newest installment of our 'New Guys' series. Isaac shares his transfer portal process story. From wading through the waves of DMs and texts from interested parties to NIL to finally deciding on Ole Miss. Isaac also discusses his podcast 'Off-Schedule' where he made his transfer announcement and much more. Lastly, we say goodbye to Andy. Thank you for everything. Sponsored by: Chime: Sign up for a Chime Checking Account today to link your paycheck. It only takes two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at chime.com/andy. That’s chime.com/andy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/2347m 48s

Dylan Raiola to Georgia, Daniel Kaelin flips to Nebraska + Jeremiah Smith staying with Ohio State? | Stars Matter

The #1 overall player in the 2024 class, Dylan Raiola, has committed to Georgia — what does that mean for college football? Plus, will #2 overall player Jeremiah Smith follow him to Athens? And, Daniel Kaelin flips from Mizzou to Nebraska. Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/231h 2m

2023 SEC Win Totals | Football & Grits

David Ubben, Brody Miller and Kennington Smith III discuss the win totals for every SEC team heading into the 2023 season. Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Brody on Twitter: @BrodyAMiller Follow Kenny on Twitter: @SkinnyKenny_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/231h 15m

CFB TV deals the talk of the summer | Power Auer

Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini have a cocktail of college football topics! Power 5: 1. Latest on ACC future 2. Shemy Shembechler resigns days after being hired by Michigan 3. USC Mike Bohn announced his resignation unexpectedly 4. CFB TV deals the talk of the summer 5. Penn State-Michigan State will play on Black Friday. Happy Hour: EA Sports will have real players in CFB game relaunch. On the Rocks: Realistically, what can the unhappy ACC schools do? Last Call! Nicole: The softball tournament! Chris: Our golf day, golf is fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/2351m 50s

Can Wisconsin make the jump under Luke Fickell?

Jesse Temple, The Athletic's Wisconsin beat writer and authority on cheese curds, chats Badgers football with Andy and Ari. How was this spring under Luke Fickell different from the years under Paul Chryst? Can Fickell put Wisconsin in a position to challenge Michigan, Penn State, and Ohio State in recruiting, and what might we expect out of Phil Longo and the offense? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Jesse on Twitter: @jessetemple Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/2335m 0s

Inside the Program: Penn State

Andy and Ari are joined by The Athletic's Penn State writer Audrey Snyder. Can Penn State compete with Michigan and Ohio State this season? How important is playoff expansion to the Nittany Lions? Is James Franklin's success on the recruiting trail about to pay off? We go inside the program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/2339m 47s

Are Florida and Miami uncool? + EA Sports NCAA Football makes a big change

Today's episode is about cool and uncool things. What's cool is Andy, Ari, and The Athletic's Miami beat writer Manny Navarro getting together to discuss EA Sports NCAA Football making a radical and exciting change. What's not so cool? Florida and Miami. But, why? The trio dig into why public perception of these programs have changed over time. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/2338m 36s

What's going on with the ACC? | Power Auer

Nicole and Manny Navarro address Jim Phillips remarks about the ACC being "all in this together". Where does Florida State AD Michael Alford and the rest of the 'Magnificent 7' currently stand with the conference and is realignment incoming? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2320m 56s

Can Alabama overcome their vulnerabilities in 2023? w/ Kennington Smith III

Andy and Ari welcome the newest member of The Athletic family to the podcast, Alabama beat writer Kennington Smith III! Kennington discusses the Crimson Tide's post-spring outlook, and the trio particularly focus on the offense. Is this the most vulnerable Alabama has been in nearly a decade? Plus, Kennington chats about his alter ego, DJ Octane, and the guys share their thoughts on Music City wings before getting into some car trivia. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Kennington on Twitter: @SkinnyKenny_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2347m 3s

Dylan Raiola to Georgia + ACC uncertainty

The No. 1 prospect in the 2024 recruiting class, quarterback Dylan Raiola, committed to Georgia on Monday. Andy and Ari discuss what that means for the future of college football. Why couldn't Nebraska land the in-state legacy player? If 5-stars are only going to a small group of schools, how will other programs keep up? Ari is nervous about drinking the Texas Kool-Aid. Can the Longhorns win over 9.5 games? Plus, there is uncertainty at ACC spring meetings about the future of the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/2344m 33s

Mike Norvell on Florida State's expectations, Jordan Travis' growth & coaching tree

Florida State head coach Mike Norvell joins Andy in discussing the Seminoles' spring and season expectations. Coach Norvell sheds some light on Jordan Travis' growth, the importance of staff continuity, maintaining FSU's culture - even with portal additions, and his burgeoning coaching tree. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/2332m 43s

Kenny Dillingham talks about his path to Arizona State + why Notre Dame's new drip could be a big deal

Kenny Dillingham joins Andy in a new installment of our 'New Guys' series. Coach Dillingham discusses his return to Arizona, where his coaching journey began, plus his thoughts on the portal, Arizona State's recruiting, and doing the Worm. Before then, Andy and Ari discuss Notre Dame's apparel deal with Under Armor coming to a close, and how this could bring about a new era of clothing deals. -Potential new apparel deal model (:30) -World's largest cocktail party on the move? (16:00) -Kenny Dillingham interview (22:30) Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/2357m 13s

Stars Matter: Florida’s recruiting expectations, Drake Maye over Caleb Williams + top 20 classes

The Florida Gators are hot on the recruiting trail, but should they deserve credit or just “business as usual”? Plus, is Jeremiah Smith a solid Ohio State commit? And, which programs have had 10 consecutive top 20 classes? Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/231h 5m

Pac-12 media rights, believing in Texas + Iowa-Iowa State investigations | Power Auer

Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini have their weekly cocktail of college football topics. Power 5: 1. Iowa & Iowa State gambling investigations 2. Pac-12 president comments on media rights 3. Texas & Oklahoma boards approve SEC move 4. Big transfer portal moves 5. USC & UCLA Big Ten recruiting impact Happy Hour: -Post-spring top 25 On the Rocks: -College sports and gambling relationship Last Call: -Nicole: Cheers to Chris’ dog -Chris: Moms for Mother’s Day Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2348m 52s

Iowa, Iowa State gambling allegations & 2024 way-too-early mock draft

41 combined student-athletes from Iowa and Iowa State are being investigated by gaming officials for illegal sports gambling the universities shared on Monday. Andy, Ari, and Scott Dochterman discuss the recent string of gambling controversies dating back to Alabama's scandal last week. What rules need to be implimented to avoid these public fracas? Is it inappropriate for student-athletes to be gambling in general, and what happens next with each program? Afterward, Andy, Nicole, and Chris caught up last week in Phoenix to chat about Dane Brugler's way-too-early 2024 mock draft. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottDochterman Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/2341m 23s

Ari is back in time for an Alabama gambling scandal and some transfer portal news

Ari is back from his belated honeymoon, and there is plenty to talk about. Andy fills him on on the Alabama baseball gambling scandal that led to the firing of coach Brad Bohannon. Meanwhile, Deion Sanders is still trying to fill his roster at Colorado. Hugh Freeze is about finished filling his at Auburn after taking former Michigan State quarterback Payton Thorne. But where will former Spartans receiver Keon Coleman wind up. He has visited Florida State, and he's reportedly checking out Auburn as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2356m 53s

Understanding Alabama baseball gambling scandal & its impact

Andy and Chris Vannini react to Alabama firing baseball coach Brad Bohannon in connection to a gambling controversy. The guys explain how this gambling situation was discovered, and what it means for sports, both professional and collegiate, in the future. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Rhone: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code STAPLES to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/staples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/2340m 25s

Stars Matter: Inside the Elite 11, 5-star to pro + North Carolina’s struggles

The 2023 NFL Draft has come and gone — Was there a '5-star-to-1st round' correlation? Which programs produced the most drafted players? Plus, inside the Elite 11 and 247Sports rankings. Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/231h 7m

Big 12 in Mexico? SEC schedule update + more | Power Auer

Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini welcome Andy Staples to a special in-person episode of Power Auer. The trio is in Arizona for spring meetings and have their weekly cocktail of college football topics. Power Five: 1. New CFP dates announced 2. Transfer portal is closed 3. Big 12 looking towards Mexico for growth 4. Can Colorado field a full roster? 5. Update on SEC football schedule On The Rocks: -Deion Sanders' Colorado roster flip is the talk of the town Happy Hour: -Ted Lasso interviews! Last Call: -Cheers to Bob Stoops, Reggie Barlow, The Mexicana restaurant in Scottsdale and polomas! Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code STAPLES to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/staples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2351m 55s

Oregon HC Dan Lanning joins to chat Ducks' spring, Bo Nix & more + CFP 12-team game dates

Oregon second-year head coach Dan Lanning joins Andy to discuss the Ducks' spring, Bo Nix's evolution, and the rigors of being a former elementary school PE teacher. Plus, Andy reacts to the College Football Playoff releasing game dates for the 2024-2025 seasons. -------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Rhone: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code STAPLES to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/staples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/2325m 34s

Spring transfer portal window closes

The last days of the spring transfer portal window were action-packed, and David Ubben and The Portal Authority Max Olson join Andy to make sense of it all. Michigan State's two-year starting quarterback and leading returning receiver jumped in. A former Texas and Nebraska starting QB is in. Much of Colorado's roster is in, but you already knew that. Can the Deion Sanders and the Buffaloes get enough out of the portal to refill their roster? Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use STAPLES to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/STAPLES Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/231h 5m

12-team CFP dates & schedule announced | Power Auer

Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini have their weekly cocktail of college football topics.  Power 5: 1. Tony Petitti has officially taken over as the Big Ten commissioner 2. CFP confirms dates/outline of its schedule for a 12-team playoff 3. Expansion quotes from the Illinois chancellor to Nicole 4. Waivers denied for JMU and UAC 5. Charlie Baker on the states/NIL stuff Happy Hour: Clarity on CFP + CFB saying, F it, let’s go up against the NFL. On the Rocks: 50+ players out at Colorado. Is it worth it? Last Call - Cheers or Jeers Nicole: Jeers to the NFL Draft Chris: Eagles rebuilding the Georgia defense Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/2346m 48s

NFL Draft 1st round reaction + Tyler Buchner's transfer to Alabama raises a red flag

Andy, Ari, Scott Dochterman, and Max Olson key in on the biggest storylines from the first round of the NFL Draft. From Anthony Richardson being the "riskiest pick" Scott's ever seen, and Will Levis sliding out of the opening round to Philadelphia being a hotbed for Georgia alumni, the guys break it all down. Plus, did Tyler Buchner's transfer to Alabama raise red flags about the program? Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/iEqRnAs-PAs?feature=share Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottDochterman Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson -------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Chime: Go to https://www.chime.com/andy to sign up for a Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card today! Thanks to Chime for supporting the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/231h 6m

Stars Matter: Michigan moves to #1, Penn State's ceiling + Deion's culture

We have a new #1 class — the Michigan Wolverines. Are there any issues with how Deion Sanders is handling the culture at Colorado? And, what are the standards at Penn State? Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/231h 11m

Is Colorado's portal exodus a problem? + hidden draft gems

Andy, Ari, and Scott Dochterman react to a slew of transfer portal news nuggets. Tyler Buchner is leaving South Bend -- where could he wind up? Coach Prime and Colorado are experiencing a transfer portal exodus. Is this an issue? Plus, Scott fills us in on potential hidden draft gems. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/EjVQ4m9b7ro Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottDochterman -------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Chime: Go to https://www.chime.com/andy to sign up for a Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card today! Thanks to Chime for supporting the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/231h 8m

NFL draft preview with Bruce Feldman + a DJ Uiagalelei update

The Athletic's Bruce Feldman joins Andy and Ari to discuss the NFL draft. Plus, Bruce talks about his visit to Corvallis to talk to new Beavers QB DJ Uiagalelei, who started the past two seasons at Clemson. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/9dNK_RGM0RI Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Bruce on Twitter: @BruceFeldmanCFB -------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Chime: Go to https://www.chime.com/andy to sign up for a Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card today! Thanks to Chime for supporting the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/2352m 33s

Spring games recap: Deion Sanders packs the house at Colorado + Alabama auditions QBs

Andy and Ari break down the smorgasbord of spring games from Saturday. Despite the snow, Folsom Field was packed for Deion Sanders' first spring game at Colorado. Meanwhile, Alabama QBs Jalen Milroe and Ty Simpson got another chance to make their case for the starting job. Plus takeaways from Wisconsin, Florida State, USC and more! Plus, an update on Iowa's #DriveFor325, guest starring The Athletic's very own Scott Dochterman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/231h 5m

Burning questions about the Big Ten and two SEC powers + the ultimate Taylor Swift lyric trivia

Power Auer host Nicole Auerbach joins Andy and Ari to answer some burning questions...What is the top priority for new Big Ten commissioner Tony Petitti? Will we see another surprise in the transfer portal this spring? Alabama and LSU have their spring games on Saturday. What do we want to learn from each? Plus, Taylor Swift lyric trivia! Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/AazSjcmRWUc Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Nicole on Twitter: @NicoleAuerbach -------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Rhone: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code STAPLES to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/staples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/2358m 51s

Stars Matter: Official visit rule change, Miami’s glory days + favorite stadiums

The NCAA changes official visit limit rule — how will this affect recruiting? Plus, Miami isn't recruiting to their standard, while Florida State are passing them. And, what are the best stadiums in college football as a media member? Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/231h 7m

Which schools are the best at developing 3, 4, 5-stars?

From prospects to pros: Which programs do the best job developing players into future NFL Draft picks? The Athletic's David Ubben, Mitch Light and Ari Wsaserman collected 11 years of data to determine which Power 5 schools offer the best chance that a 3-star, 4-star and 5-star will eventually be drafted. 3-Star U: Which schools are best (and worst) at developing NFL Draft talent?: https://theathletic.com/4412195/2023/04/19/nfl-draft-talent-college-football-recruiting/ Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/231h 3m

Sark names a starter, the Deion Sanders effect & triple option turmoil | Power Auer

Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini have their weekly cocktail of college football topics.  The Power 5: 1. Arch Manning won’t be the starter at Texas 2. ASUN-WAC is the United Athletic Conference  3. Ohio State OC Brian Hartline was hospitalized after an ATV flipped 4. NCAA announces no limits on official recruiting visits 5. Previewing the annual CFP spring meeting  Happy Hour: -Florida State flips 5-star TE Landen Thomas from Georgia.  -Colorado has officially sold out of season tickets for the 2023 season On the Rocks: -State of the triple option with service academies Last Call: -New uniforms are looking great across CFB  Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code STAPLES to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/staples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/2356m 18s

A transfer portal surprise, a Texas-sized question & Jimbo Fisher out of context

The Portal Authority Max Olson joins Andy and Ari to break down the first weekend of the most recent portal window. The guys also break down spring games at Georgia, Texas, Penn State and elsewhere. Later, Andy, Ari and Max break down another piece of Jimbo Fisher video. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/n92FMQHp0YM Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson --------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use code STAPLES to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/STAPLES Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/231h 6m

Nebraska HC Matt Rhule

Andy Staples & Max Olson talk to new Nebraska HC Matt Rhule. The guys ask about his experience in the NFL, how much CFB has changed since he was at Baylor and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/2335m 45s

Transfer Portal Preview: What's changed & new approach to QBs + Pac-12 on the CW?

The Portal Authority Max Olson joins Andy and Ari to discuss the opening of the post-spring transfer portal window on Saturday. How many players will jump in? If your team needs someone, what are the chances of finding a player who fits. Max also fills in the guys on the latest with the Pac-12 media rights negotiations and what that means for all the other leagues. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/FgGBb31diDw?feature=share Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/2357m 24s

Stars Matter: Ohio State's 4-star QB, Clemson's QB strategy + Deion Sanders in-state recruiting

Ohio State stays hot on the recruiting trail, this time landing 4-star QB Air Noland. As QB's are committing, where do Clemson and Miami stand? Plus, does Deion Sanders need to recruit the state of Colorado? Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/231h 9m

SEC spring football check-in + Masters talk | Football & Pimento Grits

David Ubben and Brody Miller are back for a SEC spring football check-in. The guys also discuss Brody's first ever trip to The Masters where he covered the event for The Athletic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/231h 4m

Tony Petitti hired as new Big Ten commissioner. Who is he?

Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini have their weekly cocktail of college football topics. This episode is a special deep dive into the hiring of new Big Ten commissioner Tony Petitti. The Power 5: Who is Tony Petitti? The Big Ten made an outside hire once again. Why hire a media guy if your deal is done? Timing of him taking over the job & immediate priorities. Are these jobs going to be long term anymore? Plus, last calls! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/2350m 13s

Can Georgia football reload again for third-straight national title?

The Athletic's Seth Emerson joins Ari and Andy to talk about the two-time defending national champs (who only have two titles in the past 40 years). Georgia replaced a ton last season and wound up being more dominant. Can the Bulldogs do it again? Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/3_vt5eEi8A8 Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Seth on Twitter: @SethWEmerson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/231h 6m

The only 2023 college football ranking you'll need is here!

Andy and Ari unveil the first edition of The Andy Staples Show Computer Laptop Organized Win Nexus! Who will be No. 1? Who will be inexplicably left off? Where will Notre Dame wind up? The computer formula that determines these rankings is far too complex -- and way too proprietary -- to reveal to average randos on the Internet, so you'll just have to trust us that these are the best 15 teams in college football and rest assured that there is no chance the ranking winds up being wrong once the teams actually play. Plus, TV trivia! Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nybTF5aIWug Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/231h 18m

Power Auer: Spring football games vs. other teams?

Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini have their weekly cocktail of college football hot topics! The Power 5: Auburn coach Hugh Freeze discusses the idea of spring games as scrimmages against other teams. NCAA Faces New Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit follow-up Nebraska bringing Frank Solich back UCLA hires Ken Niumatalolo as director of leadership Endeavor looking into potentially selling IMG Academy Happy Hour: Spring games as scrimmages, good idea or bad idea? NFL does joint practices, high schools do scrimmages, college basketball does secret closed door scrimmages. T Is LSU football, like UConn MBB, a blueblood? UConn: 5 titles in 25 years with three different coaches, also missed nine tournaments in that span LSU: Three titles since 2003 with three different coaches, finished unranked 4 times, finished lower in the final AP poll than preseason AP poll 12 times On the Rocks: More on the NCAA vs. Alston case Last Call: Nicole: Cheers to trash talk, for those in the back  Chris: Simon Fraser Red Leafs, the only NCAA football school in Canada, drops football. After 2021, Great Northwest Conference stopped sponsoring football, joined the Lone Star Conference but SFU wasn’t renewed after 2022. D2 school was out of conference options, only 3 D2 schools went of Colorado. Program dates back to 1965, became D2 in 2010.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/2351m 35s

Ohio State spring update: Kyle McCord and Devin Brown QB battle + can Jim Knowles & the Buckeyes' defense step up?

The Athletic's Ohio State beat writer Cameron Teague Robinson joins Andy and Ari to check in on one of the nation's most intriguing teams. The Buckeyes have the nation's best receiver (best player?) in Marvin Harrison Jr. and a wealth of talent at receiver. But will Kyle McCord or Devin Brown be throwing the ball to those stars. Also, Ohio State looks to have a nasty defensive line. Will that be what finally gets the defense back to the level of dominance it will need for Ohio State to take back the Big Ten from Michigan? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Cameron on Twitter: @cj_teague Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/2357m 39s

Stars Matter: Another 5-star WR to Ohio State, 2024 QB's + SEC in-state recruiting

Ohio State continues to stockpile elite WR's — add Mylan Graham to that list. A lot of movement among the 2024 QB's — who's going where? Plus, a look into the data of SEC programs and their in-state recruiting. Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Grace on Twitter: @gmraynor Follow Manny on Twitter: @Manny_Navarro  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/231h 13m

Power Auer: An epic Final Four weekend

Nicole Auerbach and Brendan Marks discuss both the men's and women's Final Four. UConn wins! 76-59. It's the Huskies fifth national championship since 1999. What does this title mean for a season we didn’t know if there was a dominant team and there actually was? UConn left the AAC for the Big East … let’s dive back into that decision. Women’s title game drew 9.9 million viewers and peaked at over 12 million. Plus, thoughts on the Angel Reese/Caitlin Clark discourse. Thanks for following along during our coverage of March Madness! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/2354m 43s

Michigan spring update: Wolverines' title hopes & Jadyn Davis commitment + the Caitlin Clark-Angel Reese controversy

The Athletic's Austin Meek joins Andy and Ari to discuss two-time defending Big Ten champ Michigan as the Wolverines finish spring practice. But first, the guys talk a little smack about the trash talk from the LSU-Iowa women's hoops national title game that has everyone riled up. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/xncUOyts37k Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Austin on Twitter: @byAustinMeek Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/231h 16m

Dear Andy & Ari: Is LSU the UConn of CFB, or is UConn the LSU of CBB

LSU wins the Women's College Basketball National title! Andy & Ari tackle a question that asks if there are any similarities between LSU football and UConn basketball, which is one win away from having its most recent three coaches lead the program to a national title. Next, a reader takes Ari to task for his advice to 2024 star quarterback recruit Dylan Raiola. Finally, a reader asks which fictional coaches would work best with which real teams. Plus, Andy and Ari try to stump one another. Today's category: Movie trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/231h 7m

Anthony Richardson hits the ceiling on pro day & is Billy Napier's seat getting hotter?

Andy just came back from QB Anthony Richardson's pro day at Florida, and he and Ari discuss the workout for the presumed first-round pick. Andy thought Gators coach Billy Napier said something interesting when discussing Richardson, and he wants Ari's opinion. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/ejFx7Ql0WFo Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/231h 4m

Power Auer: What the NIL congressional hearing was really about, plus the best Final Four cities

Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini have their weekly cocktail of college football hot topics! The Power 5: 1. NIL congressional hearing  2. American Gaming Association bans sportsbook partnerships with colleges 3. Utah State football player Josh Davis is in fair condition after suffering a "non-traumatic sudden cardiac arrest" during Thursday's practice 4. Michigan enshrines flag after beating OSU 5. LSU student arrested for stealing beer out of Tiger Stadium Happy Hour: -Is it actually a better time than ever to have hope outside the power teams/leagues? -What are the best Final Four/national championship host cities? On the Rocks: -NIL hearing -Quality control assistants could start coaching on the field. Last Call: Nicole - Cheers to female commissioners getting their due Chris - Cheers to Conference USA, Kelly Bryant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/2352m 15s

Stars Matter: 5-star QB updates + in-state Big Ten & Big 12 programs

Five-star QB Jadyn Davis is set to announce — what would the significance of a commitment to Michigan be? Plus, five-star QB Dylan Raiola has recently visited Georgia and Nebraska — Is there a favorite? And, Mitch and Ari dive into geographical in-state recruiting for the Big Ten and Big 12, and the SEC footprint. Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/231h

Football & Grits: Kentucky OC Liam Coen chats Devin Leary, Wildcats' potential & Jaden Rashada's next chapter

David and Brody are back! The guys welcome on offensive coordinator for the University of Kentucky, Liam Coen, to discuss his second go-around with the Wildcats after his coaching stint in the NFL. Coen shares what drew him back to UK, the lessons he learned while with the Rams, and the potential of Devin Leary and the Wildcats' offense. Afterward, David and Brody discuss why this is the best time to sell hope as a CFB program, and what the SEC, and CFB as a whole, are taking away from the Jaden Rashada saga, as the young QB starts his next chapter. Follow David on Twitter: @davidubben Follow Brody on Twitter: @BrodyAMiller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/2351m 21s

Power Auer: Final Four preview

Nicole Auerbach gets you set for college basketball's biggest weekend. The Final Four is set! Florida Atlantic vs. San Diego St. & UConn vs. Miami is one of the most surprising final four matchups of all time. Brendan Marks, who has seen three of these teams in person this year, joins the show. Is this some sort of redemption for the ACC? Low ratings expected – why do people care about TV ratings? Woman's Final Four is stacked! Caitlin Clark/Iowa vs. South Carolina/Aliyah Boston. Virginia Tech a first time participant. LSU in Kim Mulkey’s second year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/2352m 5s

Fixing College Sports with Dan Wetzel

Last week, Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick and university president John Jenkins expressed their concerns about the state of collegiate sports in an op-ed in the New York Times. In response, Andy and Ari enlist the help of Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports to explore the problems that the NCAA, itself, created that are concerning Swarbrick and the like. The trio also propose solutions to the NCAA's swath of conundrums. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Dan on Twitter: @DanWetzel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/231h 8m

Dear Andy & Ari: Does Miami's basketball success suggest football improvement?

Andy & Ari are back to answer listen questions! Miami's men's basketball team is in the Final Four. The women's hoops team made the Elite Eight before losing to LSU. Given how aggressively Miami used NIL to bolster those teams, does this mean football is due for a similar improvement? How big of a deal it is that a player from Ohio that Ohio State wanted committed to Michigan? Which division will Andy and Ari miss most when divisions go away in college football? Plus more! Watch the episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpaWExeVkCA Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/231h 10m

Jimbo Fisher's awkward press conference, Ari's Big Dance Mercedes quest & is In-N-Out mid?

Is Ari any closer to his dream car after the first night of Sweet 16 action? Jimbo Fisher gave a surprisingly odd interview about the direction of Texas A&M's offense with Bobby Petrino as OC. Plus, The Athletic's Tashan Reed debates Ari about the taste and quality of In-N-Out. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/NC_SCjNh1Dg Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Tashan on Twitter: @tashanreed ----------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Chime: Go to https://www.chime.com/andy to sign up for a Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card today! Thanks to Chime for supporting the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/231h 4m

Power Auer: Cheers to football AND basketball schools

Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini have their weekly cocktail of college football hot topics! The Power 5: 1. Jack Swarbrick/Pres/Rev John Jenkins ped a NYT op-ed 2. Utah president on the Pac-12 to ESPN 700 in Salt Lake City 3. Jimbo speaks out on Texas A&M’s playcalling 4. Michigan adds 4-star RB Jordan Mitchell out of Cincinnati over OSU 5. Alabama DB Tony Mitchell suspended from all team activities Happy Hour: -What team being good makes college football “better”? -Will we see upsets in the expanded CFP? On the Rocks: -Swarbrick/Jenkins op-ed -Quality control assistants could start coaching on the field. Last Call: Nicole - Cheers to Sweet 16 schools that have great FB programs too Chris - Cheers to SDSU HC Dale Lindsey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/2352m 31s

Stars Matter: Michigan edges out Ohio State, Deion gets his QB + Dylan Raiola's future

Four-star running back Jordan Marshall commits to Michigan; Have the Wolverines closed the gap on Ohio State? Plus, five-star QB Dylan Raiola can change the trajectory of Nebraska — Ari makes a prediction about the #1 player in the country. And, Deion Sanders lands his QB of the future, Danny O’Neil.  Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/2357m 52s

Who are the top 16 teams in college football right now?

Building off Monday's ranking of the football teams belonging to the schools in men's basketball's Sweet 16, Andy and Ari embark on a task that is sure to tick off nearly everyone: choosing the best 16 college football programs right now. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/40z5h-IN9ms Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman ------------------------------------------------ Sponsored by: Chime: Go to https://www.chime.com/andy to sign up for a Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card today! Thanks to Chime for supporting the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/231h 1m

Power Auer CBB: A weekend of upsets creates fascinating Sweet 16

Nicole Auerbach and Kyle Tucker discuss how a wild weekend of March Madness has created a fascinating Sweet 16 bracket. Bama's path to the Final Four Can Houston overcome poorly timed injuries? Kentucky gets bounced by K-State Markquis Nowell leads the list of breakout stars Sweet 16 preview! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/2355m 31s

Ranking the Sweet 16 teams in football

Andy's back! And Ari assigned him homework. The guys rank the teams of the men's basketball tournament Sweet 16 in football. (Spoiler alert: No. 1 is the same in both sports.) But where will Gonzaga and Creighton land? Plus, Ari fills in Andy on everything he missed in college football while on vacation. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman --------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: Chime: Go to https://www.chime.com/andy to sign up for a Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card today! Thanks to Chime for supporting the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/231h 18m

Power Auer: The future of Big Ten scheduling + the P5/G5 divide

The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach and Chris Vannini have their weekly cocktail of college football topics! The Power 5: Arizona and ASU presidents speak out on the Pac-12 media deal/realignment Big 12 sets up a pro dayJalen Carter will receive no jail time Jalen Carter will receive no jail time Ohio State will pay OC Brian Hartline $1.6M Ivy League lawsuit Happy Hour: Big Ten scheduling options The best football/basketball schools On the Rocks: Mike Aresco’s P5/G5 divide Last Call: Nicole: Princeton knocks off 2-seed Arizona! Chris: Jeers for the NCAA Tournament courts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/2349m 48s

Gauging Colorado's recruiting ceiling & which recent March Madness champion is likeliest to win it all in football?

Four-star safety Jordon Johnson-Rubell, a highly coveted recruit that's garnered interest from Alabama and Texas, among others, is also being courted by Colorado. Prior to Coach Prime arriving to Boulder, reeling in a top-100 recruit would have been a pipe dream. But now? Johnson-Rubell's recruitment is de facto measurement of Colorado's recruiting ceiling; can Deion and company replicate what they did in 2023 in 2024 and beyond? Plus, Vanderbilt is taking big swings; Ari and Mitch rank the last decade's worth of college basketball champions in order of which is likeliest to win it all in football; Michigan's growing 2024 class, and more! Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchLight Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman ------------------------------------------------ Sponsored by: Rhone: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use STAPLES to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/STAPLES Henson Shaving: That’s one hundred free blades when you head to H-E-N-S-O-N-S-H-A-V-I-N-G (dot) com/ANDY and use code ANDY. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/231h 2m

Big 12 spring update & new members' recruiting potential | Max & Sam

Max and Sam are back! The duo chat about the latest realignment news before digging into Big 12 spring football practice storylines. What are the expectations for the conference in 2023 with 14 participating programs? Who is the favorite to win the conference? Can Texas make the jump, will TCU develop into a annual conference threat, and where does KU fit into all of this? Plus, The Athletic's University of Cincinnati beat writer Justin Williams joins the podcast to discuss the Big 12's newcomers.  Follow Max on Twitter: @max_olson Follow Sam on Twitter: @skhanjr Follow Justin on Twitter: @Williams_Justin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/231h 14m

Power Auer: Bracket Breakdown w/ Sam Vecenie

The Athletic's Sam Vecenie joins Nicole to discuss the NCAA Tournament bracket. Sam gives a cinderella pick, breaks down each region & tells us everything we need to know about March Madness.  Follow @Sam_Vecenie Follow @NicoleAuerbach Compete in the Athletic NBA Show's Bracket challenge for a chance to win some cold hard cash! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/2359m 20s

Notre Dame's place in conference realignment

Ari Wasserman is joined by The Athletic's Pete Sampson to discuss where Notre Dame fits into modern college football realignment. Would the Fighting Irish join the Big Ten? What is the long-term relationship with NBC? Is college football changing too quickly? A lot questions remained unanswered as college football's future is uncertain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/2340m 32s