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Episode 307 - BYU's Mark Pope/West Coast Conference Preseason Preview
BYU's Mark Pope can't believe he's entering his 10th season as the head coach of the Cougars! How have they been able to be so successful over the last two seasons? Explaining their recent success over Gonzaga. Discussing their passionate and supportive fan base. Why they will be a smaller, more agile team. Non-conference scheduling. And why it's all about the buy in of the players. Plus, a full West Coast Conference preseason preview!
Episode 306 - Washington State's Kyle Smith/PAC-12 Preseason Preview
Washington State's Kyle Smith has the Cougars poised to be a dark horse NCAA tournament team. What's it like to have expectations placed upon the program? Getting top recruits to come to Pullman. Why he loves the experience level of his team. Addressing ball handling and depth. How the Pac-12's run in the NCAA tournament gave everyone in the conference a boost. And how their new alliance with the ACC and Big 10 will help them with their non-conference scheduling. Plus, a full PAC-12 preseason preview!
Episode 305 - Auburn's Bruce Pearl/SEC Preseason Preview
Auburn's Bruce Pearl is re-charged and ready to go for the season! Could this be the nation's top front court? Can they be a Final Four team this season? Who will step up and solidify the point guard position? Why it's a great sign when your best player is your hardest working player. Can the SEC send more teams to the NCAA tournament? Any why they're keeping it simple... Plus, a full SEC preseason preview!
Episode 304 - Oklahoma State's Mike Boynton/Big 12 Preseason Preview
Oklahoma State's Mike Boynton is excited about his returning nucleus of players and knows they will be a deep and athletic team. Why they are hungry to prove they're much more than just Cade Cunningham. Who steps up to be the leader? The importance of having a full summer work out schedule. Navigating the transfer portal. Where they stand with the NCAA. Avery Anderson and Isaac Likekele's ceiling. Dealing with expectations. The ultra-competitive Big 12. And why coach believes their experience sets them apart. Plus, a full Big 12 preseason preview!
Episode 303 - Notre Dame's Mike Brey/ACC Preseason Preview
Notre Dame's Mike Brey knows this is an important year for the Fighting Irish as they look to get back to the NCAA Tournament. Why they're hungry and playing with a chip on their shoulder. Having a veteran team. Off-season priorities: tightening up the defense. Coach K's last go-around. And why the ACC is up for grabs this season. Plus, a full ACC preseason preview!
Episode 302 - Illinois' Brad Underwood/Big Ten Conference Preseason Preview
Illinois' Brad Underwood and the Fighting Illini have some unfinished business from last season. What bringing back Kofi Cockburn does for the program. The emergence of Andre Curbelo. Who steps up to fill the big shoes left by Ayo Dosunmu? The mystery man that is Austin Hutcherson. And why establishing chemistry is priority number one over the summer. Plus, a full Big Ten Conference preseason preview!
Love the Pod! Need to get an interview from Kevin Keatts
“Y’know Mike you didn’t have obviously face time obviously during obviously the last calendar year obviously.”
-Jon Rothstein (real quote)
A once proud podcast has reached an all-time low. (Just like Rothstein, I didn’t do enough research before I declared this) :0)