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The Podcast of Champions discusses Pac-12 football on a weekly basis. Hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss the Conference of Champions on the football field, breaking down games, picking against the spread and keeping things interesting during the off-seasons.

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    • 4.8 • 785 Ratings

The Podcast of Champions discusses Pac-12 football on a weekly basis. Hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss the Conference of Champions on the football field, breaking down games, picking against the spread and keeping things interesting during the off-seasons.

    UCLA required to pay $10 million a year in Calimony to the Golden Bears

    UCLA required to pay $10 million a year in Calimony to the Golden Bears

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio talking about the latest development in the conference realignment craziness, with UCLA forced to pay rival Cal $10 million a year for three years in "Calimony," taking a chunk out of the Bruins Big Ten media rights windfall.
    On Tuesday the UC Board of Regents adopted the Calimony proposal to help the Golden Bears' athletic department after the Bruins left the Pac-12 for greener pastures. UC system president Michael Drake originally recommended the $10 million per year amount last week and intended to extend those payments through 2030. Following the vote they (thankfully for UCLA) scaled back the payments to just three years with the possibility to revisit the decision at that time.
    The guys also have made a decision about the future of the podcast with the Conference of Champions holding on through its final weeks of existence.
    As usual Ryan and Dave end the podcast answering listener emails and questions from the YouTube chat.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Talking USC and UCLA spring football with hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods

    Talking USC and UCLA spring football with hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio finishing up their deep-dive into all of the former Pac-12 football programs, talking about how the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins finished up their respective spring football sessions.
    On the USC side, head coach Lincoln Riley had to figure out a way to replace Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams and fix a defense that was one of the worst in the Power Five the past two seasons. Ryan talks about how Miller Moss looked and if the defensive staff changes, including former UCLA defensive coordinator D'Anton Lynn, will be enough to make that defense respectable again.
    For UCLA new head coach DeShaun Foster got his first chance to coach up his guys in Westwood, bringing some excitement to a fanbase that was starved for attention by the former regime. Dave talks about what this new-look Bruin team accomplished this spring and how active Foster was in the transfer portal.
    As usual Ryan and Dave end the podcast answering listener emails and questions from the YouTube chat.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Talking Oregon's spring game and the B1G move with Matt Prehm from DuckTerritory.com

    Talking Oregon's spring game and the B1G move with Matt Prehm from DuckTerritory.com

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio and joined remotely by the Oregon Ducks football expert Matt Prehm from DuckTerritory.com, talking about Oregon's spring football game that happened over the weekend, how active the Ducks have been in the NCAA Transfer Portal, the move to the Big Ten, the battle to replace Bo Nix and how Oregon players did in the NFL Draft.
    Of the four teams moving from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten, the Ducks appear to be in the best position to succeed with a stacked roster and stable coaching staff. The guys talk about Oregon's chances to take that next step and what potential moves Dan Lanning could make to compete with the blueblood programs in the B1G.
    The guys also talk about how the conference set a record with 43 Pac-12 players drafted plus Michael Penix's bizarre situation in Atlanta.
    As usual Ryan and Dave end the podcast answering listener emails and questions from the YouTube chat.
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Talking Washington and the B1G move with Chris Fetters from Dawgman.com

    Talking Washington and the B1G move with Chris Fetters from Dawgman.com

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio and joined remotely by the Washington Huskies football expert Chris Fetters from Dawgman.com, talking about UW's spring football with Jedd Fisch at the helm, the move to the Big Ten, the battle to replace Michael Penix and how the Huskies are navigating the open transfer portal window.
    Coming off a run to the national championship game, Washington is in rebuilding mode after losing its head coach, athletic director and a Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback. Fetters talks about how that transition from Kalen DeBoer to Fisch has been and why there is optimism in Seattle that UW can have a strong first season in the B1G.
    The guys also discuss the new NCAA ruling that allows programs to help broker NIL deals for players (though schools are still not directly paying players) and officially declares the new two member Pac-12 in this two-year grace period as no longer an autonomous five conference. Plus there are five more Pac-12 spring games this weekend with Colorado, Arizona St., Oregon, UCLA, Washington St. and Arizona concluding spring their spring practices on the Pac-12 Network.
    As usual Ryan and Dave end the podcast answering listener emails and questions from the YouTube chat.
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Talking Washington State and the future of the Pac-2 with Jamey Vinnick from Cougfan.com

    Talking Washington State and the future of the Pac-2 with Jamey Vinnick from Cougfan.com

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio and joined remotely by the Washington State football expert Jamey Vinnick from Cougfan.com, talking about the state of the Cougars athletic programs as WSU and partner OSU head into uncharted territory.
    With the breakup of the Conference of Champions, Oregon State and Washington State were left trying to put the pieces back together, forming a two-team conference under the Pac-12 banner during the two year NCAA grace period. Over the next 24 months OSU and WSU will try and rebuild the Pac-12 into at least an eight team conference and work their way towards the future equivalence of "Power Five" status.
    We talk to Jamey about everything that has been going on up in Pullman during this off-season, the latest news and notes from spring practice and the 2024 football schedule with a heavy dose of Mountain West opponents.
    They also discuss the opening of the NCAA Transfer Portal this week, basketball coach Kyle Smith heading to Stanford, athletic director Pat Chun going to hated Washington and lots more.
    As usual Ryan and Dave end the podcast answering listener emails and questions from the YouTube chat.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Talking Oregon State and the future of the Pac-2 with Angie Machado from BeaverBlitz.com

    Talking Oregon State and the future of the Pac-2 with Angie Machado from BeaverBlitz.com

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio and joined remotely by the longtime publisher of BeaverBlitz.com, Angie Machado, talking about the state of the Oregon State athletic programs as the Beavers head into uncharted territory.
    With the breakup of the Conference of Champions, Oregon State and Washington State were left trying to put the pieces back together, forming a two-team conference under the Pac-12 banner during the two year NCAA grace period. Over the next 24 months OSU and WSU will try and rebuild the Pac-12 into at least an eight team conference and work their way towards the future equivalence of "Power Five" status.
    The War Chest of the Pac-2 will at least be healthy thanks to the recently signed settlement between OSU and WSU and the departing 10 members, giving them $65 million and assurances that the Pac-2 can remain a conference for the next two years.
    They also discuss how Oregon State has looked this spring, the reported TV deal with the CW, players hitting the transfer portal and lots more.
    As usual Ryan and Dave end the podcast answering listener emails and questions from the YouTube chat.
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
785 Ratings

785 Ratings

Everybody's Hugging ,

pac 12 never die

the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. this podcast proves that classic theory wrong. ryan abraham and wavid doods reject reality to stubbornly carry on the dying light of the former powerhouse conference. despite all their rail jumping in every episode, i hope they pull this off until the prophecy of reunification comes true. keep up the mediocre work.

btw, when are we going to get a review of each of your 2023 team-by-team pre-season predictions?!?!

LilTeccaUpNext ,

Realization

David Woods looks exactly like Alex Jones. Doppelgänger.

Larry Scott2 ,

Football podcast?

I made the mistake of pushing play on last weeks episode, falling, breaking every bone in my body and was stuck listen to this “football podcast”. 3 hours later and I now know everything about some podunk town outside of LA. Great stuff... Everyone. Subscribe to my YouTube channel, Storage Unit Pick’N. Where I talk an equally little amount about PAC-12 football. I’ll super chat donate Brian and Steve 1/5 of a West Texas Mike for every new sub I get. Hopefully it’ll be enough so these two can retire, and not have to live in their parents home next to the oil refinery. Keep it mediocre.

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