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Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah go deep analyzing teams that are worthy of College Football Playoff consideration -- and ignore the ones that aren't. Will your team make the cut this week? 

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Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah go deep analyzing teams that are worthy of College Football Playoff consideration -- and ignore the ones that aren't. Will your team make the cut this week? 

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    Zombie Shehan and the playoff fates of USC, TCU and Ohio State

    Zombie Shehan and the playoff fates of USC, TCU and Ohio State

    On this edition of the College Football Survivor Show, Shehan Jeyarajah is having flashbacks to 2014 when his soul was sucked from his body by the College Football Playoff Selection Committe, and Doug Lesmerises is having so much trouble with committee thinking, he's talking like British royalty.
    It's not great.
    But Shehan and Doug are diving in on the playoff stakes for No. 3 TCU, No. 4 USC and No. 5 Ohio State this weekend. Then they talk about conference title games and what purpose they serve now and in the 12-team playoff world.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    College football changes at Michigan, Ohio State, USC, Clemson, Auburn, Wisconsin and Nebraska

    College football changes at Michigan, Ohio State, USC, Clemson, Auburn, Wisconsin and Nebraska

    On this Apple Podcasts edition of the College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are looking at the changes in college football after looking at the shifting balance of power in the SEC a few weeks ago.

    First, Michigan's win over Ohio State -- have the Wolverines passed the Buckeyes, and which team is more prepared for national battles? Is Michigan a version of rising Georgia and Ohio State a version of slightly fading Alabama? Plus, Shehan digs in on his guy J.J. McCarthy.

    In the second segment, the discussion turns to what USC is doing to the Pac-12, and whether Clemson has officially fallen back to the pack in the ACC. Is Florida State on Clemson's heels there? And is Utah a Pac-12 version of Michigan that could still foil the Trojans?

    Finally, it's a look at three major coaching hires: Hugh Freeze at Auburn, Luke Fickell at Wisconsin and Matt Rhule Nebraska. Were they the right guys for those jobs?

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    Ohio State-Michigan and USC-Notre Dame: Breakdowns and picks in the playoff race

    Ohio State-Michigan and USC-Notre Dame: Breakdowns and picks in the playoff race

    On this edition of The College Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are looking at the two most important games in the College Football Playoff race: Ohio State-Michigan and Notre-Dame USC.
    First, they whittle down the field of playoff contenders to seven, and discuss which team at No. 5 is most ready to walk through the door if one of the four most likely playoff teams stumbles.
    Then it's on to Ohio State-Michigan and the 2 vs. 3 matchup in Columbus. Are the teams more likely to win with what they do best -- the Buckeyes throwing the ball and the Wolverines running it? Or will they have to win with their other versions of offense? Is C.J. Stroud ready for a big game? Will Blake Corum be healthy? And how much better is the Ohio State defense compared to a year ago?
    Then it's Notre Dame-USC, where Caleb Williams will look to continue his surge in the Heisman race. Can Notre Dame slow down the game like it did against Ohio State? Or is this a bad matchup for the Fighting Irish, as the Trojans are rolling and putting up big points?
    Doug and Shehan make their picks in each game. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The 5 best rivalries of the College Football Playoff era

    The 5 best rivalries of the College Football Playoff era

    Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah are talking about rivalry week in college football by looking at the best rivalries of the playoff era, specifically, the matchups that have been the most interesting and important to the playoff and the playoff race since 2014.

    Doug has his acronym for what matters in a rivalry -- FICH. That's Familiarity, Impact, Competitiveness and Hatred. A few more C's get thrown into the discussion, including Contrast. But the basics are the same.

    So what high-level rivalries fit them best? There are some obvious teams here, from Alabama to Clemson to Ohio State. But relive why the playoff helped make their games even greater.

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    The 10 most important people in the college football playoff race

    The 10 most important people in the college football playoff race

    On this bonus episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah rank the 10 people who have most influenced, and will continue to influence, the race for The College Football Playoff.

    The result? Five spots to players, three to head coaches and two to assistant coaches, representing eight different teams.

    Some have lifted their teams. Some have knocked other contenders out. And at No. 1, Doug and Shehan agree.

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    Michigan and USC the most intriguing teams as playoff contenders narrow to 9

    Michigan and USC the most intriguing teams as playoff contenders narrow to 9

    On this episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah dive into the two playoff contenders that are most in the mix and that we maybe have thought the least about -- Michigan and USC.
    Both teams know exactly who they are in very different ways, but will their schemes work at the highest level?
    To start the pod, though, Doug and Shehan need to narrow the field to the nine teams with remaining playoff chances. That means adding one team to the mix and kicking out three. Normally, only one team is booted each week, but this week required an exception.
    Doug and Shehan then rank those nine contenders before diving into the Wolverines and Trojans. Thanks for listening to The College Football Survivor Show.
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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Cdkduke ,

Great pods

I’m a 14 year old avid college football fan
Also a buckeye talk listener and when I found about this show I was PUMPED and it delivered
Vary entertaining and insightful!

Fejnoswal ,

Good idea. No chemistry

Have Tyler as your partner and this podcast gets much more interesting. Doug you sound like someone kidnapped with no ransom coming anytime soon. Break free young man!

Matt 5237 ,

Pretty (below) Average Trash

Just inane talk as people who are PAID to cover and talk about CFB, whine that they are interested. Hard pass.

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