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A podcast about college football numbers and narratives, focusing on TCU and the Big 12.

    2021 Big 12 Preview: The West Virginia Mountaineers

    2021 Big 12 Preview: The West Virginia Mountaineers

    West Virginia Preview! And also, Realignment!

    Parker and Grant address the nails that have been hammered into the coffin of the Big 12 by Texas and Oklahoma before diving into the seventh edition of our 2021 previews. This week, we take a look at the West Virginia Mountaineers. Topics include:

    -- Just how bad the WVU offense was in 2020

    -- Parker's fascination with Jarret Doege evaporates live on air

    -- General praise is given for Leddie Brown and the Mountaineer receiving corps

    -- Substantially less praise is given for the offensive line

    -- West Virginia's defense will likely be better than fine once again

    -- Destination: First Responders Bowl

    Don't forget to like, subscribe, and leave a review, hopefully a five-star one. Also, subscribe to the newsletter at purpletheory.substack.com. Also also, follow Parker on Twitter at @statsowar and Grant at @grantmcgalliard.

    Finally: Keep your eyes peeled. Special edition drops later this week.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Texas Longhorns

    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Texas Longhorns

    THE TEXAS PREVIEW

    Parker and Grant preview the Texas  Longhorns, turncoats of the Big 12. This episode is extra long to represent the extra large athletic budget of the University of Texas.  Topics include, but are not limited to:

    -- Breaking news about Big 12 realignment, and why the Frogs will be challenging Tulane for conference supremacy

    -- What Steve Sarkisian brings to the Longhorns in terms of scheme

    -- Casey Thompson v. Hudson Card

    -- Can Bijan Robinson carry the Texas offense?

    -- Texas' defense has holes

    -- The most annoying 2-0 in the history of college football

    -- And various other sundries

    Don't forget to subscribe, like, leave a review, etc. Also, subscribe to the Purple Theory Newsletter, found at purpletheory.substack.com. Follow Parker @statsowar and Grant @grantmcgalliard on Twitter. Also, big news coming. Stay tuned.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Kansas State Wildcats

    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Kansas State Wildcats

    It's the Kansas State Preview! Well, eventually. First Grant and  Parker give a cursory glance at Big 12 Media Days, largely focusing on  the debut appearance of Max Duggan in front of the assembled media. Then  there's a brief potshot at Nebraska before turning our attention to the  Wildcats. Topics include:

    -- Why Kansas State is the Big 12 Barometer

    -- The question mark that is Skyler Thompson

    -- Can Deuce Vaughn do it again?

    -- Can the defense replace its losses?

    -- Why on earth is Kansas State playing Stanford in Jerryworld?

    Don't forget to subscribe, like, and leave a review for the podcast. Subscribe to the Purple Theory Newsletter as well at purpletheory.substack.com. Follow Parker @statsowar on Twitter and Grant at @grantmcgalliard.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Oklahoma State Cowboys

    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Oklahoma State Cowboys

    Technical  difficulties couldn’t stop Parker and Grant from breaking down the  Oklahoma State Cowboys in the latest edition of the Big 12 preview  series. Topics include:

    — Name, Image, Likeness rights, and what they mean

    — Oklahoma State’s eternal purgatory

    — Spencer Sanders: Who is he?

    — How OK State will replace talent losses across the board on offense

    — The Cowboys have a good defense? Again? Surely that can’t be right

    — This team could go either 10-2 or 6-6 and we wouldn’t be surprised

    — A pass through the distinguished alumni of Oklahoma State University

    Be  sure to like and subscribe to the Purple Theory Podcast, and leave a  review if you please. Also, subscribe to the Purple Theory Newsletter at  purpletheory.substack.com. Follow Parker on Twitter @statsowar and Grant @grantmcgalliard.

    • 50 min
    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Baylor Bears

    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Baylor Bears

    Parker and Grant tackle the dastardly Baylor  Bears, who have become decidedly less dastardly in recent years after  hiring good, cool dudes. We set the table for the Bears and figure out  what success means for them this year. Topics are included, but not  limited to:

    - The Wide Zone, and what it means for Baylor

    - Jacob Zeno v. Gerry Bohanon

    - Jalen Pitre, Terror Of Terrors

    - BYU's missed opportunity

    - The BU-TT Bowl's likely massive significance in 2021

    - A trip through the Baylor Alumni Wikipedia section

    Follow  Parker on twitter @statsowar and Grant at @grantmcgalliard, and don't  forget to subscribe to the Purple Theory Newsletter at purpletheory.substack.com.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Texas Tech Red Raiders

    2021 Big 12 Preview: The Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Do the Red Raiders finally have it all together? Is Matt Wells's hot seat too hot? Is Tyler Shough the quarterback you want to take home and introduce to your parents? Can the rush defense be that bad again? 



    All this and more, on the second installment of the Purple Theory 2021 Big 12 Preview Series.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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The best TCU athletics podcast

There are many TCU athletics podcasts- I know- I listen to all of them. This here is the tightest, best produced, analytical show. These guys tell it like it is, not how we wish it would be. They are fans, but not homers, so don’t expect ridiculous predictions of Frog dominance every week. You ears will thank you for the consistent sound levels and excellent recording quality. In short, this Theory proves The Fact. Go Frogs.

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A nearly perfect TCU podcast

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For a TCU show - they cover a lot outside the program. I’m an SEC fan and subscribe and listen

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