Soup with Coop
Soup with Coop
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Cooper Manning brings former players and coaches into their comfort zone while eating the most comforting food there is...soup. Each week on Soup With Coop, Cooper invites an all-time great to share stories and laughs while they both eat the guest's favorite soup. When the soup is finished, the conversation ends.
24. Shawne Merriman on the best football coach
Coop talks with the former NFL player Shawne Merriman over a bowl of New England Clam Chowder. The guys talk about the deciding factor in Shawne going to the University of Maryland, who he views as one of the best football coaches of all time, and a new rapid-fire segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 13
33 min
23. Lorenzo Neal on why he is an onion
Cooper is joined by the longtime NFL Fullback; Lorenzo Neal. Lorenzo and Coop discuss the importance of an onion and why it has a deep meaning to him, what his relationship with LT meant to him and his family, and who some of the most difficult LBers to go up against were. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 22
38 min
22. Shaun O'Hara on the evolution of Eli Manning
Cooper is joined by the longtime NY Giant; Shaun O'Hara. Shaun dives into the huge mystery of why Rutgers is named Rutgers (5:10), what it was like watching this babyface QB named Eli Manning turn into a star (17:46), and what it was that impressed him the most from a rookie Eli. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 25
45 min
21. John Fox on his coaching career and what makes him different than other coaches
Cooper talks with the former Panthers and Broncos HC, John Fox over a bowl of New England clam chowder. Coach talks about what it was like growing up with a stepfather that was a Navy Seal and what was so unique about the german shepherd war dog that was living with him (1:38), how the NFL game has changed over the years (10:01), and how a coach can be so competitive on the field but at the same time also so friendly (21:53). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 18
32 min
20. Rod Woodson on what the best defensive unit in NFL history is
Coop enjoys a bowl of soup with the College and NFL Hall of Famer, Rod Woodson. Rod dives into how the NFL is handling covid cases this season and if he agrees with the rules that have been put in place (2:40), why he thinks that the 2000 Ravens defense was the best single-season defensive unit (20:00), and what current DBs and safeties he really likes right now (26:09). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 11
38 min
19. Ryan Leaf on his decision to go to Washington State and his connection with Peyton Manning
Coop is joined by the number two overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, Ryan Leaf. Ryan talks about his decision to go to Washington State after visiting Miami and partying with one of the most famous people of all time (8:22), what the process leading up to the NFL Draft was like and how he and Peyton became very close friends (18:20), lastly, how he would have handled getting paid in college (31:18). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 4
41 min
18. Jared Allen on being from California, and the toughest player he went up against
Coop is joined by the long NFL vet, Jared Allen for a nice bowl of Potato Soup. Jared talks about his love for soup and how there is something completely wrong with the soup that Coop is eating (0:48), his surprise comparison to another famous person from California, how someone from California ended up in Idaho for college (15:00), and who the one player was that he had to prepare for the most (30:00). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 28
46 min
17. Matt Hasselbeck on meeting Brett Favre and being struck by lightning
Matt Hasselbeck joins Cooper and makes history by being the first guest to NOT eat soup during the interview. Matt discusses who the one coach was that showed up to his pro-day at BC (21:20), his hilarious reaction to meeting Brett Favre for the first time (22:45), and dives into the craziest thing that has ever happened to him (25:15). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 21
39 min
16. Brian Urlacher on Dominant Bears Defenses, Golfing with MJ
Cooper sits down for a bowl of chicken noodle soup with Hall of Fame Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. They discuss getting noticed as a high school prospect out of New Mexico (2:00), his unexpected pre-draft rise to the #9 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft (9:00), how he got his starting spot with the Bears as a rookie (13:00), why Coop palmed Urlacher's head when they first met (17:00), what made the dominant early 2000's so legendary (22:00), what it's like playing golf with Michael Jordan (25:00), the surprising way he learned about his Hall of Fame induction (28:00), which players he wishes he played with during his career (32:00), and which linebackers he loves watching in today's game (33:00). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 14
42 min
15. Mark Schlereth on being drafted in the 10th round and going to the hospital before a game
Cooper enjoys a bowl of Minestrone soup with 12-year NFL vet and current broadcaster Mark Schlereth. They discuss the team that he thought he was going to be drafted by (14:34), what it was like being in the hospital the night before a game (19:40), and what it has taken for him to become the broadcaster that he is today (33:57). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 7
48 min
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