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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.

Podcast of Champions - Pac-12 Football Podcast Ryan Abraham and David Woods

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    • 4.8 • 509 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.

    ASU in potential hot water with NCAA for recruiting violations during dead period

    ASU in potential hot water with NCAA for recruiting violations during dead period

    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss the breaking and disturbing news surrounding Herm Edwards and the Arizona State football program, alleging that the Sun Devils hosted recruits on campus during the NCAA extended recruiting dead period. According to reports, ASU had dozens of recruits from all over the country on campus from October through February, including a huge weekend of visitors for the Sun Devils spring game.
    There is reportedly a dossier of evidence that was sent to the NCAA laying out all of ASU's transgressions, breaking protocol during a global pandemic. During this period the Sun Devils miss three games in a row due to COVID-19 protocol, the only Pac-12 program to miss that many games in a row.
    The guys also talk about what looks like the inevitable expansion of the College Football Playoff to 12 teams, something David calls "stupid." They discuss how this could actually be a positive for the Pac-12, with the potential to host a CFP game on the West Coast plus more money for teams in the conference with more teams in the playoff.
    And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
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    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Breaking down Larry Scott's exit interview plus Pac-12 quarterback news

    Breaking down Larry Scott's exit interview plus Pac-12 quarterback news

    This week Podcast of Champions host Ryan Abraham goes solo with David Woods out on injured reserve, talking about the infuriating but not surprising exit interview for Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. Associated Press reporter Ralph Russo talks to Scott for 25 minutes and Larry didn't disappoint, blaming everyone but himself for the conference failures and taking no responsibility for the lack of revenue and distribution by his baby, the Pac-12 Networks.
    Ryan also talks about some Pac-12 quarterback news with Colorado starting QB Sam Noyer entering the NCAA Transfer Portal and Washington State starting quarterback Jayden de Laura having his suspension lifted after missing the spring because of a DUI. He also touches on new commissioner George Kliavkoff's Twitter account, Stanford head coach David Shaw being upset with Fox and Arizona announcing the stadium will be at 100% of capacity this fall.
    And as always he'll spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 58 min
    Pac-12 programs wrap up spring football and early season TV times are set

    Pac-12 programs wrap up spring football and early season TV times are set

    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods put a bow on spring football 2021 with Stanford hosting its spring game over the weekend and UCLA finishing up with a rare Thursday morning spring game, both shown live on the Pac-12 Network.
    The guys also talk about the early season television times being set for the conference including a week zero game with UCLA, the first ever Pac-12 after dark matchup on Fox, Stanford in the Kickoff Classic during week one plus Oregon's match-up with Ohio State and Washington's showdown with Michigan in week two. They also get into some transfer portal news and Stanford reversing its decision to cut 11 sports program from the athletic department.
    And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Pac-12 hires George Kliavkoff from MGM Resorts International as new commissioner of the conference

    Pac-12 hires George Kliavkoff from MGM Resorts International as new commissioner of the conference

    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give their thoughts on the long awaited announcement of the new Pac-12 commissioner, George Kliavkoff, the president of entertainment and sports for MGM Resorts International, will take over for Larry Scott starting on July 1. Kliavkoff won the opening press conference broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks, discussing many of the major problems the conference is facing including putting a priority on college football, expanding the college football playoff and fixing the Pac-12 Networks.
    The guys also talk about the conferences latest announcement that will eliminate the intraconference transfer rule, removing the requirement that all undergraduate transfers within the Conference serve one academic year in residence at their new institution before being permitted to compete (meaning you can transfer within the conference and not have to sit out a year.
    And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Recapping the 2021 NFL Draft for the Pac-12 football programs

    Recapping the 2021 NFL Draft for the Pac-12 football programs

    This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give their thoughts on how the Pac-12 fared in the 2021 NFL Draft, with just three first round selections and 28 over all draft picks. Alabama alone had 6 first rounders and the SEC as a conference more than doubled the Pac-12's output, but there were other factors at play including a delayed and shortened season due to COVID-19 leading to fewer draft eligible Pac-12 players this year than last.
    The guys also talk about four more Pac-12 teams having their spring games including Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Oregon State. The Buffs may have a different quarterback in 2021, the Ducks should get a star defensive player back, the Huskies have some returning veterans that could have been high NFL Draft picks while the Beavers limped into the spring game with a lot of injuries.
    And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Updates on Commissioner Search, Spring Games

    Updates on Commissioner Search, Spring Games

    This week Ryan Abraham is trapped in a well again, so David Woods has spring football updates from several schools around the Pac-12 including the spring games for Arizona and Washington State, as well as an update on the Pac-12 commissioner search.
    And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!
    Please subscribe, give the POC a five-star rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts!
    Sound off about Pac-12 football in our Podcast of Champions Reddit page! Send us a text or leave us a voicemail by texting or calling (424) 532-0678 or you can email us at pac12podcast@gmail.com.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
509 Ratings

509 Ratings

Jarrodmax ,

Can’t remember what they said

I listen to this podcast at the gym. I never remember what they say or what is talked about. I think it’s good information, but can’t remember. The person that passionately covers USC basketball is one of the hosts, I think the other person covers UCLA soccer and is a big soccer addict. However, they both come across as very knowledgeable about PAC-12 football.

Five stars from me.

Jaaron Smith ,

These guys talk, sometimes about PAC-12 football

Ryan and Dave have grown on me over the last few years of listening. While they are not who to go to for the freshest insight on your favorite PAC-12 team’s tight ends coach, they do offer decently in depth takes on most of the teams. They also will take on a host of other topics that usually will not have a wide audience (eg-civil war generals, Disney princesses, etc) but this is the PAC-12 we are talking about, audience is probably slim to begin with. This podcast gets niche without trying to be in a hurry, but in the most lovable way.

Could the show use more polish? Yes. Should they read and edit emails before reading them “on-air?” Most definitely. Is Dave a liberal? A very earnest NO. Is every episode a must listen? Nope, but most are great for those tasks that you can listen to something while you work. Are there better PAC-12 football podcasts? No. I don’t there are any others though.

Awesome Donny ,

P.O.C. Stay on track Dave!

Great Chemistry, Great podcast Especially when Dave is in the mood to talk football. Hithladay is a listener who asks great questions and tries to keep Ryan & Dave on track. Awesome knowledge of PAC-12, I wish they would cover Basketball Starting with the PAC-12 Tournament. I have been listening since the first Podcast great podcast for college football fans sick of SEC Football Coverage.

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