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Notre Dame Insider's Tyler James and Eric Hansen offer their takes on Notre Dame football, discuss the latest news and bring on guests with expert knowledge.

Pod of Gold: Notre Dame Football Gannett

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    • 4.7 • 233 Ratings

Notre Dame Insider's Tyler James and Eric Hansen offer their takes on Notre Dame football, discuss the latest news and bring on guests with expert knowledge.

    Charlie Weis on the challenges of being a first-time head coach at Notre Dame

    Charlie Weis on the challenges of being a first-time head coach at Notre Dame

    Former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis joins the podcast to discuss the significance of Marcus Freeman winning his first game in the Fiesta Bowl, what challenges await him as a first-time head coach, the importance of recruiting and how to balance that workload, if he was surprised by Brian Kelly's move to LSU, Ian Book's future in the NFL and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen make Fiesta Bowl predictions in the "Place Your Bets" segment (25:56) before answering questions from Twitter (34:19).

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Four-star CB Jaden Mickey on sticking with his Notre Dame commitment

    Four-star CB Jaden Mickey on sticking with his Notre Dame commitment

    Jaden Mickey, a four-star cornerback recruit from Corona (Calif.) Centennial, joins the podcast to discuss his reaction to head coach Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame, Marcus Freeman becoming the new head coach, why he decided to stick with his commitment to the Irish, playing against former ND commit C.J. Williams and other talented players in California, his expectations as an early enrolled freshman and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen answer questions from Twitter (15:20).

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Brian Kelly is out. Marcus Freeman is up. Breaking down Notre Dame's coaching news.

    Brian Kelly is out. Marcus Freeman is up. Breaking down Notre Dame's coaching news.

    Tyler James and Eric Hansen catch up with a wild few days for Notre Dame football as head coach Brian Kelly departed for LSU and defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman is expected to replace him. Was Freeman the right choice? Why did Kelly leave? What does so many assistant coaches staying mean for the Irish? Then 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong joins the podcast to discuss the recruiting ramifications of Freeman's promotion and the road ahead for Kelly (24:39). Finally, James and Hansen answer questions from Twitter (43:10).

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Mike McGlinchey on the evolution of Notre Dame's football program

    Mike McGlinchey on the evolution of Notre Dame's football program

    Former Notre Dame left tackle Mike McGlinchey joins the podcast to discuss watching the 2021 Irish, how the program and Brian Kelly evolved during his time at Notre Dame, former teammate Hunter Bivin's impact on the program, Notre Dame's offensive line play this season, McGlinchey's recovery from a season-ending injury, the legendary tackles he's played with for the San Francisco 49ers and more.  Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen make ND-Stanford predictions in "Place Your Bets" (31:35) before answering questions from Twitter (42:20).

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Bruce Feldman on the College Football Playoff and the coaching carousel

    Bruce Feldman on the College Football Playoff and the coaching carousel

    Bruce Feldman, a college football reporter for FOX Sports and writer for The Athletic, joins the podcast to discuss where Notre Dame fits in the College Football Playoff discussion, what the playoff committee should focus on with the top teams in the country, how head-to-head games should matter, what the head coaching market for ND defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman will look like this offseason, if schools are gaining an advantage by firing their coaches early, how much he tracks his "Freaks List" during the season and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen and make ND-Georgia Tech predictions in "Place Your Bets" (26:55) before answering questions from Twitter (34:51).

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Eric Mac Lain on Virginia's explosive offense and a wild ACC season

    Eric Mac Lain on Virginia's explosive offense and a wild ACC season

    Eric Mac Lain, college football analyst for the ACC Network, joins the podcast to discuss Notre Dame's improvement this season, how to slow down Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong, why the Cavaliers have struggled on defense, who he thinks will win a wide-open ACC, what's wrong with Clemson this season, which team he'd nominate to play the Irish in the Peach Bowl and more. Then Tyler James and Eric Hansen make ND-Virginia predictions in "Place Your Bets" (24:55) before answering questions from Twitter (34:51).

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

Jmd2017 ,

Very Informative

Excellent podcast for good insights on Irish football. Great choices of guests covering a wide variety of topics. Tyler and Eric have good chemistry as well.

San Diego Domer ,

Great podcast

These guys are really enjoyable to listen to. Both are obviously knowledgeable and decent guys who enjoy their work. I really appreciate all the research they do in responding to the questions that are submitted each week

65too ,

Tyler and Eric

The guests are really good but what really makes Pod of Gold for me are Tyler and Eric. They are great together, easy going, natural, funny, and provide great insights and information.

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