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Lamar Finally Beats Mahomes, Plus the Good, the Bad, and the Maybe From NFL Week 2 With Jonathan Vilma

Ryen also shares some thoughts from the weekend in college football

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Danny Kanell on Ohio State, the USC job and a Wild CFB Idea, Plus Should We Be Nicer?

Ryen and Danny also discuss the early impact of NIL, GOAT of the week, and more

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Scott Van Pelt on College Football, Life, and Norm Macdonald, Plus Going Abroad With Kevin Clark

And finally, Ryen closes it out the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions

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The Urban Meyer NFL Experiment Is Already Showing Its Flaws

How does the Jaguars’ new head man fit into the history of college coaches moving to the pros? The answer is complicated—and raises serious questions about what will really translate to Jacksonville.

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NFL Is Back! Plus College Football Early Impressions With Scott Hanson and Brad Edwards

Russillo starts by sharing his thoughts from the first weekend of college football, including Alabama-Miami, Penn State-Wisconsin, Ohio State-Minnesota, LSU-UCLA, and more

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A Requiem for Big 12 Football

Take it from someone who was there at the beginning: Big 12 members saw the conference not as an identity but as a host organism for their ambitions

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Peter King’s Jets, Giants, and NFL Predictions

JJ also answers listener voicemails and chats college football with Zach Braziller

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Can Ben Simmons Be Saved From Philly? With Bill Simmons, Plus Booger McFarland Talks CFB Week 1

Plus, Booger tells some stories from his LSU days

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CFB Preview and the Alliance With Bruce Feldman

Plus, NFL QBs as NBA players, Ryen’s trip abroad, and Life Advice

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The 2011 College Football Season Set the Next Decade of QB Archetypes

From Andrew Luck to Kirk Cousins, this group of standout passers produced archetypes that defined the next decade of football

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Kent Babb on College Football and His New Book, ‘Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City’

The Washington Post writer joins Bakari to discuss his new book

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Eight FAQs About Texas and Oklahoma’s Reported Desire to Join the SEC

The two powerhouse schools are thinking of joining a superconference to the east, a decision that would bring the Big 12 as we know it crumbling down. Why would this happen? And what will it take?

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How NIL Is Working One Week in, and Why You Have a Problem With It

Russillo chats with SI’s Ross Dellenger, Mackenzie Landry of Matchpoint Connection, and Brandon Landry, the founder and CEO of Walk-Ons, to talk all things NIL

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Sha’Carri Richardson’s Suspension With Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross

Van and Rachel discuss the USADA’s decision with Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross

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Even the Supreme Court Thinks NCAA Amateurism Is a Farce

A unanimous ruling from the nation’s highest court might not be a death knell for the NCAA’s business model, but it clearly and devastatingly exposes the facade upon which the entire enterprise rests

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Hope for Nearly Every NBA Team Left

Plus, Danny Kanell on the pros and cons of CFB Playoff expansion

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The College Football Playoff 12-Team Expansion Proposal FAQ

Why is the playoff poised to expand to 12 teams? How would it change the sport’s landscape? And what would it mean for Notre Dame?

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The Lu Dort Awards, Bruce Feldman on CFB Playoff Expansion, and NBA Champion James Posey

Russillo also talks with producer Steve Ceruti about media reactions to Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole’s comments about sticky substances, and answers some Life Advice questions

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Assessing NBA Contenders and Talking Boxing With Chris Mannix, Plus BYU Coach Kalani Sitake

Plus, Russillo talks about Steph Curry continuing his ridiculous stretch, Chris Paul and the Suns continuing to impress, and more in the NBA in 10 Minutes or Less

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How College Football Coaches Are Advocating for Their NFL Draft Prospects in the Time of COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the typical draft routine upside down. With no combine, fewer games, and little face-to-face interaction, other forms of evaluation—such as pro days, coaches’ testimonies, and good old-fashioned tape—are more important than ever.

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Nick Saban Isn’t Stopping Anytime Soon

Saban’s reign of dominance at Alabama is impervious to the pitfalls that have traditionally brought down hugely successful college football coaches

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The FCS Is Set to Become Your New Spring Football Obsession

Looking to get your football fix following the Super Bowl? The FCS has you covered. Its unprecedented spring season features the arrival of Deion Sanders as a head coach, a juggernaut in Fargo, and much more.

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Denard Robinson Is Ready to No Longer Be the Last ‘NCAA Football’ Cover Athlete

The long-dormant video game is nearing a return, and that means the end of Robinson’s seven-year run on the cover. But there are plenty of hurdles—especially with how to compensate the athletes—that remain before the franchise can come back.

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Top 10 NFL Draft Player Comps (and Rating Their Social Media Accounts)

Danny, Danny, and Craig talk 2021 draft picks’ strengths, weaknesses, comps, and more

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Urban Meyer to Jacksonville and Robert Saleh to the Jets. Plus, Divisional-Round Bets.

Warren Sharp and Joe House talk Thursday’s NFL hirings and what to expect from this weekend’s divisional round

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Urban Meyer and the Jaguars Take a Giant Leap Into the Unknown

Meyer’s hire in Jacksonville has the ultimate boom-bust potential. Can he succeed in the NFL, a league in which so many other college coaches have failed?

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Blake Snell on Pitching, Rays-Yankees, and That World Series Start

CC and Ryan talk to Blake about how he approaches his craft, what he learned from CC, the Tampa Bay–New York rivalry, and the emotions of being pulled too early from Game 6 of the World Series

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Alabama Returned to Glory by Becoming the Thing That Nick Saban Hated Most

In 2012, Saban asked whether unstoppable offense was "what we want football to be." In 2021, he won his seventh national title by building one of the most unstoppable college offenses of all time.

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DeVonta Smith Is a National Championship Hero and the Greatest College Receiver Ever

Alabama’s undersized wideout turned in a dazzling performance against Ohio State. It did more than just deliver the Crimson Tide another title—it bolstered Smith’s legacy among the game’s all-time greats.

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Alabama Is Making Its GOAT Case in the Strangest Season of All Time

The Crimson Tide have been perfect en route to the national title game. If Bama beats Ohio State on Monday, its place in history could go beyond simply triumphing in a season like no other.

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The Heisman Trophy Has Been Waiting for a Wide Receiver Like DeVonta Smith

No receiver has won college football’s most prestigious award since Desmond Howard in 1991. Alabama’s star is set to change that with a season—and career—that’s been remarkable at every turn.

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Thirty-two NFL Awards, Steph Drops 62, and Every CFB Team Sucks

Russillo hands out awards in honor of the final week of the NFL regular season before discussing Steph Curry’s career-high 62-point game and more