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Andy Staples breaks down the beautiful mess that is college football with his friends from The Athletic's loaded college football staff. He'll celebrate the walk-ons, break down all the fat guy TDs and freak out every time a coach punts on fourth-and-1 from the opponent's 45.

The Andy Staples Show & Friends: A show about college football The Athletic

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Andy Staples breaks down the beautiful mess that is college football with his friends from The Athletic's loaded college football staff. He'll celebrate the walk-ons, break down all the fat guy TDs and freak out every time a coach punts on fourth-and-1 from the opponent's 45.

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    Week 8 reaction: Pitt IS legit! Oklahoma's scare & are we worried about Alabama?

    Week 8 reaction: Pitt IS legit! Oklahoma's scare & are we worried about Alabama?

    Andy and Max Olson whip around college football and underscore the biggest storylines in week eight. Pitt IS legit, and Ari IS going to have to drink a mustard-drenched shot of liquor! The guys analyze Pittsburgh's success and Clemson's faults. Oklahoma narrowly avoids...Kansas? Caleb Williams flashed a few "Freshman moments" but he's still Oklahoma's best option...right? Is it time to implement a new overtime format? Because a 9OT Penn State-Illinois game is a lot to ingest. Oregon escaped with a win in another Pac-12 thriller, but were they saved by Dorian Thompson-Robinson's being off the field with an injury? Is there trouble brewing in Tuscaloosa? Mike Leech doesn't like candy corn (and Vanderbilt doesn't like scoring). Plus, is Justin Fuente's and Max Wells' time up?

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Week 8 picks: Is Pitt legit? Can Oregon win out & will Tennessee cover?

    Week 8 picks: Is Pitt legit? Can Oregon win out & will Tennessee cover?

    Week eight is here and Andy and Ari do what they do best, make ill-advised bets! Is Pittsburgh legit? Andy better hope so because a mustard-infused shot of liquor awaits him if the Panthers fall prey to Clemson. The duo covers a couple of odd lines in today's pod; one being Iowa St.-Oklahoma St. Can Oregon win out? The road to a potential playoff berth for the Ducks continues with UCLA. Oh, and Andy and Ari wager a 24-hour fast for charity on the outcome of this Pac-12 skirmish. Will USC surprise Notre Dame? Plus, will Tennessee cover in Tuscaloosa; does Ohio State own the nation's best offense, and fishy NC St. vs. Miami line.

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    • 51 min
    Bruce Feldman updates the coaching carousel

    Bruce Feldman updates the coaching carousel

    Andy is joined by The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. The guys discuss the job openings at LSU, USC and Washington State. Would Dabo Swinney leave Clemson for LSU? Would James Franklin leave Penn State for USC? How about Lincoln Riley? Two huge jobs are open and they are both nearly impossible to turn down. Plus, what other jobs could open up in the next couple months? Miami, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Arizona State are all on the watchlist.
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    • 49 min
    One True Pod: Big 12 midseason awards

    One True Pod: Big 12 midseason awards

    On this week's episode of One True Pod, Jason, Sam and Max recap Bob Bowlsby's comments on trusting Oklahoma and Texas. Plus, the guys hand out their midseason awards.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Stars Matter: LSU vs. USC

    Stars Matter: LSU vs. USC

    Mitch and Ari discuss the LSU and USC head coaching openings and which is a more attractive job. Plus, which programs are not recruiting up to Ari's standards?

    Power Auer: Rolovich out at Wazzu, Tennessee fan behavior & Iowa upset

    Power Auer: Rolovich out at Wazzu, Tennessee fan behavior & Iowa upset

    On this week's edition of Power Auer with Nicole Auerbach...

    Nick Rolovich is fired at Wazzu, along with four unvaccinated assistants because he refused to comply with state law. The Athletic's Chris Vannini joins the show to discuss. Tennessee is fined 250k by the SEC for fan behavior. Michael Felder sounds off on Vols fans. Purdue is historically great at beating the #2 team in the nation. This time the Boilermakers take down #2 Iowa. Auburn is Nicole's flavor of the week thanks to Bo Nix's great play vs. Arkansas on the road. Last call!
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
416 Ratings

416 Ratings

YanksFan109 ,

Ari’s Baby

I for one think it’s selfish of Ari for having a child during College Football season (congrats tho)

HistoryofMatt ,

The best National CFB Writer has a great podcast

Ari Wasserman and Nicole Auerbach are not only terrible CFB writers and horrible “experts” that have completely ruined this podcast with their inane opinions, they’re completely garbage human beings, too.

Do better, Andy.

Tt4356 ,

Very little thought provoking content

Gave this pod a fair shake and have listened to last 6 eps. After this most recent one (10/14ish) I’m done. They spent the first 12 min talking about mayo in coffee and a few min later had 3 min of ad reads.

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