318 episodes

Sam Herder shares his FCS analysis, predictions, thoughts, and ramblings on the FCS Football Talk podcast, presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM. He also brings on offseason guests from all around the FCS for in-depth conversations.

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    • 4.8 • 120 Ratings

Sam Herder shares his FCS analysis, predictions, thoughts, and ramblings on the FCS Football Talk podcast, presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM. He also brings on offseason guests from all around the FCS for in-depth conversations.

    FCS-G5 BS Session In Indy w/ Colton Pool

    FCS-G5 BS Session In Indy w/ Colton Pool

    On this episode, Sam records a podcast in Indianapolis alongside HERO Sports’ G5 national writer Colton Pool.
    The two are in Indy for the NFL Combine. And they hit record to BS about the combine, what covering the G5 is like compared to the FCS, the similarities of the G5 and the FCS, if NDSU will ever get an FBS invite, the future of the CFP, will the G5/top-of-FCS merger ever happen, college athlete employment, and more.
    The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM. Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    • 51 min
    Discussing Delaware's Decision To Go FBS w/ Daniel Steenkamer

    Discussing Delaware's Decision To Go FBS w/ Daniel Steenkamer

    On this episode, Sam is joined by HERO Sports contributor Daniel Steenkamer to discuss Delaware's decision to move to the FBS.
    They discuss what went into the decision, if Delaware's view toward CUSA changed, how the CAA's membership movement impacted the decision, how Delaware fans feel about the move, and more.
    The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM. Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    • 52 min
    FCS, DI-AAA Leaders Chart A Path Forward In Changing D1 Landscape w/ Ryan Ivey

    FCS, DI-AAA Leaders Chart A Path Forward In Changing D1 Landscape w/ Ryan Ivey

    On this episode, Sam sits down with Stephen F. Austin Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey. He is the co-chair of a working group made up of administrators from the FCS and Division I-AAA to help “redefine and actualize their distinctive role and value within Division I athletics and to chart a path for the future.”
    Sam and Ryan discuss:
    -the goal of this working group
    -how mid-majors want to fit into the future D1 landscape
    -what an employee model in D1 sports would mean for mid-majors
    -the importance of access to championships for mid-majors
    -restructuring of D1 football
    -the future of the FCS
    -the future of the United Athletic Conference
    -plus more topics

    • 46 min
    Frisco Recap + SDSU’s 2023 Team + SDSU/Montana’s 2024 Lookahead

    Frisco Recap + SDSU’s 2023 Team + SDSU/Montana’s 2024 Lookahead

    On this episode, Sam recaps a fun weekend in Frisco, discussing the scene, atmosphere, and the championship game.
    Also, where does this SDSU team rank among all-time FCS teams? Will the transfer portal impact SDSU and Montana? And how do the 2024 SDSU and Montana teams look?
    The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM. Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    • 33 min
    FCS Championship Preview w/ Matt Zimmer & Colter Nuanez

    FCS Championship Preview w/ Matt Zimmer & Colter Nuanez

    On this episode, Sam previews the FCS championship with SDSU reporter Matt Zimmer and Montana reporter Colter Nuanez.
    (16:20) Matt Zimmer discusses the energy around SDSU’s football program and the team’s path to another national championship game.
    (54:35) Colter Nuanez talks about how Montana turned around its season and how much buzz around the state there is for the Griz.
    The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM. Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Montana, SDSU Punch Tickets To The FCS Championship

    Montana, SDSU Punch Tickets To The FCS Championship

    On this episode, Sam breaks down the semifinal results.
    SDSU destroyed UAlbany 59-0 as the scene in Brookings was more entertaining than the game. And in an instant classic, Montana beat NDSU 31-29 in double overtime.
    That sets up what will be an epic environment for the championship game in Frisco, Texas.
    The podcast is presented by HERO Sports and BetMGM. Visit https://herosports.com/ for FCS coverage and https://sports.betmgm.com/en/sports for online betting odds.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

Tessa-Savannah ,

FCS Podcast—Sam

Knowledgeable, unbiased. Great content. Like the passion. Fully invested in FCS football. I am interested in FCS recruiting also. Would like to see more players accept FCS scholarships over excess P5 PWO’s.

FlyPixel ,

Great FCS coverage by Sam Herder.

Sam does a great job covering the FCS. I especially enjoy the MVFC and Big Sky coverage.

gators2011 ,

The Finest Of The FCS

Sam provides the best FCS content around.

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