The Solid Verbal: College Football Podcast
The Solid Verbal: College Football Podcast
College Football
College football in all its glory. Ditch the mainstream and break the huddle with The Solid Verbal. Since 2008, Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein have been shaking up the college football podcasting scene with their fun and unique blend of commentary. Whether you're a diehard or a casual observer, the show taps into your fandom with spirited debates, fresh perspectives, and segments you won't hear anywhere else. Recognized as trailblazers in the podcasting world, The Solid Verbal isn't just another college football show—it's America's College Football Podcast. Become a Verballer today and join thousands of others who don't just love college football, they live it!Each week brings a new story and The Solid Verbal is your best national podcast to stay up to date as the college football rankings whipsaw from week to week. Every Sunday during the season, Ty and Dan help you process the whirlwind of college football scores from the weekend, breaking down the most impactful games, upsets, goofy moments and everything in between. Their weekly reaction episodes tap into the chaos of the College Football Playoff race and offer insight as NCAA football standings inevitably shift. They also turn over part of the episode to their listeners, who leave voice messages that are included on the show. On Tuesdays, The Solid Verbal dives into the topics driving the college football news cycle. The show takes you beyond the scores to the stories, the strategies, and the controversies. The heartbeat of NCAA football is more than just numbers on a board; it’s the schools, the coaches, the players, and yes, the drama. The Solid Verbal dissects the things fans care about – whether the latest AP Top 25, major conference realignment, Georgia’s fun at a third straight football title, or Notre Dame’s quest to wake up the echoes – and tries to make sense of it all.On Wednesdays, as anticipation builds towards the weekend’s action, The Solid Verbal serves up a sneak peak of the games ahead. From “home dogs of the week” to their “locks,” Ty and Dan try to figure out the latest college football odds. Though not a betting show, it uses point spreads as a way to offer important context on the week ahead. At the top of each preview episode, the show will cover 3 big games that are sure to drive the Saturday narrative. In addition, it examines the rest of the college football schedule through the lens of watchability and intrigue, and ranks the games around which you should build your viewing experience.Follow The Solid Verbal College Football podcast on your favorite app today and download everything you need to know during the 2023 season.
The Tues Cruise: Ripple Effects
The Coaching Carousel has (mostly) stopped spinning. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan examine some of the most prominent coaching moves around CFB and discuss the direct and indirect effects of each.
Feb 20
56 min
How's Your Marriage: College Football Coach Edition
On Valentine's Day, Ty and Dan evaluate the health of some of the most notable coach/fan base marriages in college football. What is the state of James Franklin's relationship with the Penn State fandom? Are Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss living happily ever after? Is PJ Fleck secretly on Tinder? And what happened to Sonny Dykes that one night in Bali?
Feb 15
56 min
The Ohio State Domino Effect with Bruce Feldman
Ty and Dan are joined by Bruce Feldman (Fox Sports, The Athletic) to talk through the effects of Chip Kelly's move to Ohio State as the next Buckeyes offensive coordinator. What does it mean for Ryan Day and what is the state of the program that he leaves behind for new UCLA coach Deshaun Foster? Plus, does Kelly's move hint at more coaches fleeing the drastic changes that have thrown college football into a state of disarray?
Feb 13
1 hr 15 min
The 2024 Losscars: Our Worst Takes From Last College Football Season
With the college football season officially in the books, it's time for careful reflection on some of the great misses from 2023. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan join forces with Andy Staples, a board-certified Wrongcologist (and CFB luminary), and take a look back at some of their worst takes from this past season. From giving the USC Trojans defense the benefit of the doubt to writing off Neal Brown at West Virginia and putting too much trust in Drew Allar at Penn State and more, the trio commiserates about its worst calls from the year that was.
Feb 8
1 hr 9 min
Vanilla & Ice: College Football's Year One Coaching Hits & Misses
With the 2023 college football season in the books, it's time to reflect on last year's biggest hires. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan determine invent and arbitrary Vanilla Ice Index and catalog the best and worst problems solves among the class of first year coaches. How do the likes of Colorado's Deion Sanders, Nebraska's Matt Rhule, Wisconsin's Luke Fickell, Auburn's Hugh Freeze, Louisville's Jeff Brohm, Arizona State's Kenny Dillingham, and others rank relative to the field?
Feb 6
1 hr
February Heat Check with Ari Wasserman
College football's offseason is (sort of) here and it's time to take a moment of reflection. In this college football podcast episode, Ty and Dan are joined by Ari Wasserman from The Athletic to take a look back at the key storylines that emerged during CFB bowl season and discuss which situations have the most heat going into spring and the 2024 season as a whole. Plus, a quick chat about the NCAA's investigation of the Tennessee Volunteers football program for NIL violations and Michigan's quick move to make Sherrone Moore the permanent coach for the Wolverines.
Feb 1
1 hr 13 min
The Coaches That Defined This Year's Transfer Portal
Ty and Dan take a look at the strategies of bigtime programs this offseason and discuss which schools (and new coaches) made the biggest impact via the transfer portal.
Jan 30
1 hr 5 min
BREAKING NEWWWWS: Jim Harbaugh leaves the Michigan Wolverines for the NFL
Ty and Dan convene an emergency session to talk through their reaction to Jim Harbaugh's departure and the potential ramifications for the Michigan Wolverines moving forward
Jan 25
30 min
The Biggest Questions for the Biggest Transfer Portal QB's in 2024
Ty and Dan take a look at the most recent class of Transfer Portal quarterbacks and determine which are plug-and-play, which could unlock newfound opportunities for their new teams, and which have the most boom-or-bust potential.
Jan 23
59 min
January Q&A: The Saban Void in College Football, Michigan's Rank & Too Many Bowls?
Ty and Dan discuss which active coach is best positioned to take over the mantle as CFB's voice of reason, where Michigan's national championship team ranks compared to others over the last decade, how to handle "minor" bowl games in the era of the 12-team playoff, the best choice for next year's Pop-Tarts Bowl mascot and more.
Jan 18
1 hr
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