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Andy Staples breaks down the beautiful mess that is college football with his friends from The Athletic's loaded college football staff. He'll celebrate the walk-ons, break down all the fat guy TDs and freak out every time a coach punts on fourth-and-1 from the opponent's 45.

The Andy Staples Show & Friends: A show about college football The Athletic

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Andy Staples breaks down the beautiful mess that is college football with his friends from The Athletic's loaded college football staff. He'll celebrate the walk-ons, break down all the fat guy TDs and freak out every time a coach punts on fourth-and-1 from the opponent's 45.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Is Hugh Freeze right for Auburn? SEC vs Big Ten coaching depth & Ari's UNLV recruiting pitch

    Is Hugh Freeze right for Auburn? SEC vs Big Ten coaching depth & Ari's UNLV recruiting pitch

    The coaching carousel is whirling at an alarmingly fast rate, but Andy, Ari, and Scott are here to help it all make sense.
    - Is Hugh Freeze at Auburn the right fit? (3:15)
    -Which conference now has more quality coaching depth: The SEC or Big Ten? (24:30)
    - Ohio State has regressed under Ryan Day (26:30)
    - Who's the worst coach in the SEC, or Big Ten? (34:15)
    - Will the Big Ten's larger payday help elevate the conference to SEC levels? (39:15)
    - Ari's UNLV recruiting pitch (52:00)

    Watch the episode on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/dsg4aHipijw

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    https://play.runyourpool.com/staples

    Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples
    Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman
    Follow Scott on Twitter: @ScottDochterman
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    SEC weekend review | Football & Grits

    SEC weekend review | Football & Grits

    David Ubben and Brody Miller recap the final regular season in the SEC

    What happened to LSU and what does it mean for Saturday?
    Why isn't No. 1 Georgia compelling this season?
    LSU beats Georgia if …
    The Auburn coaching search continues.
    Lane Kiffin stays at Ole Miss
    South Carolina beats Clemson
    SEC Championship game picks!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Holy Spotted Cow: Wisconsin Hires Cincinnati's Luke Fickell!

    Holy Spotted Cow: Wisconsin Hires Cincinnati's Luke Fickell!

    Andy and Ari react to Wisconsin hiring Cincinnati's Luke Fickell. Was this fair to Jim Leonhard? Was Fickell the best non-Big Ten head coach available? What does Fickell bring to the Badgers?

    Watch the episode on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/kFLtgZltkMY

    Join us on Run Your Pool:
    https://play.runyourpool.com/staples

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    Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman
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    • 25 min
    Rivalry Week Reaction: Chaos! Michigan tops Ohio State, Clemson and LSU fall, USC rolls & where will Alabama be ranked?

    Rivalry Week Reaction: Chaos! Michigan tops Ohio State, Clemson and LSU fall, USC rolls & where will Alabama be ranked?

    Andy and Ari react to a tremendously fun rivalry week, including Michigan's thorough shellacking of Ohio State, LSU and Clemson both going down in shocking fashion, Caleb Williams' four-touchdown performance versus Notre Dame, and more! Plus, what will the CFP rankings reveal come Tuesday? Could Alabama surprise us all?

    Watch the episode on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/rpb92DcesRc

    Join us on Run Your Pool:
    https://play.runyourpool.com/staples

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    Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman
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    • 57 min
    Nebraska shocks Iowa and is about to hire a coach

    Nebraska shocks Iowa and is about to hire a coach

    Andy, Ari and Max Olson discuss Nebraska's win at Iowa on Black Friday. The Cornhuskers surged to a 24-0 and then tried to give it away, but the Hawkeyes couldn't finish the comeback. 

    Now Purdue can win the Big Ten West by beating Indiana.

    Meanwhile, Nebraska is closing in on hiring former Temple, Baylor and Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule as its next head coach. The guys break down the choice.
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    • 26 min
    CFB Rivalry Week Picks: Iron & Egg Bowl, Michigan vs Ohio State & a Notre Dame Upset?

    CFB Rivalry Week Picks: Iron & Egg Bowl, Michigan vs Ohio State & a Notre Dame Upset?

    Opposing programs whose fans despise one another are at it this week, Rivalry Week! Who will win the Egg & Iron Bowls, the Jewelled Shillelagh, and The Game? Andy and Ari break it all down for you:
    - Is there some AP Poll vibes to the CFP rankings? (1:30)
    - Egg Bowl & Kiffin to Auburn? (10:00)
    - Nebraska-Iowa (16:45)
    - Florida-FSU (27:30)
    - South Carolina-Clemson (29:15)
    - Apple Cup, Louisville-UK, Civil War & Big 12 rivalries (31:30)
    - Iron Bowl (39:15)
    - Notre Dame-USC (41:15)
    - Michigan-OSU (46:00)

    Watch the episode on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/7Was7WDanXA

    Join us on Run Your Pool:
    https://play.runyourpool.com/staples

    Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples
    Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
771 Ratings

771 Ratings

AUser857091 ,

Someday

Andy & Ari (and Ryan Day) will realize culture & development means as much as high school 4-5 stars

mreid1994 ,

Week 12 review

Love the pod guys, but Ari seems to always steer a conversation back to Ohio state. It felt as though the review discussed Ohio state/CJ Stroud for a larger portion of the show. I am not an Ohio state hate or a big 10 fan. Just want you guys to touch on all of college football.

MickwithTwins ,

No Offense needed to cause Chaos

Love the show! listen to pod talk about Iowa. Scenario: Iowa beats UM in B1G Champ.
1 UGA 13-0
2 TCU 13-0
Who gets last two:
12-1 Clem champ 12-1 USC champ 12-1 UM nonC 11-1 Tenn 11-1 OSU also. I think committee goes 4 conference champs. And B1G is left out. Who would have thought Iowa B1G Champ! Also this would be perfect year for 12 team playoff. There will be at least 2 teams that get left out that could get to Champ Game, and loose to UGA. No one beats UGA this year.

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