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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 • 700 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.

    Recapping the Pac-12's National Signing Day with Brandon Huffman

    Recapping the Pac-12's National Signing Day with Brandon Huffman

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio breaking down all of the news and notes from National Signing Day in the Pac-12 with 247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman. With his pulse on West Coast recruiting, Huffman goes over how each and every program in the Conference of Champions improved their roster through high school recruiting and the NCAA Transfer Portal.
    They guys also talk about some of the news and notes from around the conference including Nick Saban and Alabama trying to poach Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb, former five-star quarterback Sam Huard leaving the Huskies for Cal Poly and rumors about the upcoming Pac-12 media rights deal.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Pac-12 2023 football schedule release plus Pac-12 Network overpayment scandal

    Pac-12 2023 football schedule release plus Pac-12 Network overpayment scandal

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio discussing the newly released 2023 Pac-12 football schedule which appears to have been given some serious thought from George Kliavkoff and company. Colorado comes out of the gate with a tough slate in an attempt to capture all of the momentum of Coach Prime. Oregon has a lot of high profile matchups but they are spread out throughout the season including a bye before playing Washington. And USC's schedule is backloaded, closing the season with a series of ranked teams and a week 13 bye before a potential return to the Pac-12 Championship Game.
    They guys also talk about George Kliavkoff firing a couple of Pac-12 Network executives that apparently helped the conference collect more money that was agreed upon in the contract with a media partner for years. What's an extra $50 million dollars between friends? Well Pac-12 schools are probably going to find out in the coming weeks.
    As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Looking back on our 2022 preseason projections

    Looking back on our 2022 preseason projections

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio doing what many sports podcasts never do, going back and examining how their preseason projections for all of the Pac-12 football programs turned out. Before the season both Ryan and Dave predicted each and every football game in the Conference of Champions so we will see how close they were to calling how the 2022 football season would go.
    They guys also talk about some of the other Pac-12 news and notes as we enter the long and arduous offseason with Coach Prime making headlines by spilling the beans on what could have been a potential week zero Colorado vs. Arizona State battle, Utah getting a couple of their star players to return plus Dan Lanning gets a tattoo that there is no turning back from.
    As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Pac-12 finishes bowl season on a down note

    Pac-12 finishes bowl season on a down note

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio recapping the final five bowl games for the Conference of Champions including a pair of disappointing losses in New Year's Six bowls and a pair of late game collapses by the Los Angeles programs. Overall the Pac-12 went 3-4 in bowl games, an improvement over the 0-7 bowl record for the conference from the previous two seasons, but still a disappointing finish with USC losing to Tulane in the Cotton Bowl and Utah losing to Penn State in the Rose Bowl.
    There was some good news for the PAC with yet another 1-point bowl win for Oregon (third in a row), taking down North Carolina in the Holiday Bowl and Washington's victory over Texas in the Alamo Bowl.
    As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Beavers roll, Cougars crumble plus remaining Pac-12 bowl game previews

    Beavers roll, Cougars crumble plus remaining Pac-12 bowl game previews

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio recapping the first two Pac-12 bowl games with Oregon State absolutely crushing Florida in the Las Vegas Bowl and Washington State getting absolutely crushed by Fresno State in the Los Angeles Bowl. Newly extended head coach Jonathan Smith led the Beavers to an incredible 10-win season (including field goal losses to USC and Washington), setting OSU up for what should be another impressive season in 2023. Jake Dickert's Cougars have more work to do, replacing both coordinators plus several transfers and finding an offense that is capable of getting the ball down the field.
    The guys also preview the final five bowl games for the Conference of Champions including Utah's second-straight Rose Bowl and USC heading to Texas for the Cotton Bowl.
    Oregon got some good news this weekend when quarterback Bo Nix announced that he would be returning to the team in 2023. The Pac-12 quarterback situation is as bright as it has ever been with Nix, Michael Penix coming back at Washington and of course Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams at USC.
    The UC Regents approved UCLA's departure for the Big Ten but the Bruins will likely be paying the University of California at Berkeley several million dollars per year to help out the Golden Bears athletic department.
    As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Mike Leach tribute, Caleb Williams' Heisman, Stanford hires Troy Taylor & Pac-12 bowl previews

    Mike Leach tribute, Caleb Williams' Heisman, Stanford hires Troy Taylor & Pac-12 bowl previews

    In this episode of the Podcast of Champion hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio talking about the Pac-12 landing a major award with USC quarterback Caleb Williams winning the Heisman Trophy, the first for the Conference of Champions since Marcus Mariota took home the hardware for Oregon in 2014. Williams nabbed 544 of the 929 first place votes and won all six regions while landing on 88.5% of the ballots (10th best all-time). Washington quarterback Michael Penix led the nation in passing yards and finished in the top-10 of the Heisman voting.
    Later this week Oregon State will take on Florida in the Las Vegas Bowl and Washington State will face off against Mountain West Champion Fresno State in the LA Bowl. Ryan and Dave preview both of these match-ups and give their picks against the spread.
    The guys also talk about some major coaching and player news throughout the Pac-12, starting with Stanford hiring Sacramento State head coach Troy Taylor to take over for David Shaw. They also discuss new Colorado head coach Deion Sanders filling out his staff and hitting the transfer portal and recruiting path with a purpose. Arizona State head coach Kenny Dillingham is also making some big hires including a couple from within the conference and a legendary Arizona high school coach.
    There has also been some major roster movement in the Pac-12 via the NCAA Transfer Portal including a team captain leaving Tempe for Michigan and stud linebacker departing Stanford for Salt Lake City.
    And sadly the guys talk about former Washington State head coach Mike Leach passing away at the age of 61. Ryan and Dave share some of their favorite stories about The Pirate whose wide open spread offenses changed college football as we know it today.
    As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.
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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
700 Ratings

700 Ratings

J Green Williams ,

Vast improvement

Very good podcast. I previously rated them a 4 star because David would ramble on about his left leaning politics. He’s stopped doing that and what do you know? They talk only about football now and provide the best source of P12 commentary out there. Nice improvement guys!

Kennyabbott ,

Definitely a podcast about the PAC-12

An insightful, hilarious, and overall enjoyable podcast for all things Pac-12. As an Arizona alum with a dad who went to UCLA and a brother who went to Oregon, I can’t get enough of Pac-12 coverage, and this podcast is an excellent and hilarious source to turn to. Keep up the great work guys :)

YouKnowWhoMister ,

A Trojan and Bruin Churn Out Mediocre “Content” for a Conference They’re About to Abandon

I liked these guys a lot more before they became complete corporate shills for MyBookie, 24/7 Sports, Jockey Underwear, Disney - whatever, they need to pay the bills - but some of their current sponsorships are getting…weird. I don’t need a 20 minute infomercial for Build-A-Bear in the middle of the pod.

And now David’s penchant for soccer is bordering on obsession. This is *football* podcast, not a *futbol* podcast. Ryan is too much of a pushover to cut him off, but devoting such an inordinate amount of time to the Premiere League is just getting old. We get it! You’re an Arsenal fan.

Honestly, the only reason I haven’t hit the “Unsubscribe” button is because this is literally the only way I can get any news on the Pac-12 (soon to be Pac-10) as literally no one else covers this dreck of a conference.

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