200 episodes

All season long, "The ESPN College Football Podcast" is now five days a week! Hosts Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi are back, joined this year by Matt Barrie, Rece Davis, Paul Finebaum, Booger McFarland, and Joey Galloway. From weekend reaction on Monday mornings, to rankings reveals on Tuesday nights, to game previews late in the week, ESPN's CFB podcast has it covered by the voices and perspectives you’ll want to hear from.

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    • 4.1 • 447 Ratings

All season long, "The ESPN College Football Podcast" is now five days a week! Hosts Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi are back, joined this year by Matt Barrie, Rece Davis, Paul Finebaum, Booger McFarland, and Joey Galloway. From weekend reaction on Monday mornings, to rankings reveals on Tuesday nights, to game previews late in the week, ESPN's CFB podcast has it covered by the voices and perspectives you’ll want to hear from.

    Wake Forest Loses Sam Hartman; Big Ten Media Deal Nearly Done; Up For Grabs; The Letter W

    Wake Forest Loses Sam Hartman; Big Ten Media Deal Nearly Done; Up For Grabs; The Letter W

    Adam Rittenberg and David Hale discuss Sam Hartman’s non-football related situation that will keep him off the field, the surprises from the not-quite-yet-finalized Big Ten Media rights deal, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick’s interesting comments about the Big Ten deal, conference and divisional races that are up for grabs and the final letter in the ABCs of college football.
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    • 56 min
    Pac-12 Frustrations; Low-Stakes Predictions; Be Nice to Tennessee Fans

    Pac-12 Frustrations; Low-Stakes Predictions; Be Nice to Tennessee Fans

    Adam Rittenberg, Heather Dinich, Bill Connelly and Tom VanHaaren convene in Bristol to discuss George Kliavkoff airing his frustrations at Pac-12 media days, the anger toward USC, UCLA’s complicated situation, the new Big Ten media deal and if any of the current conference alignments matter in the long term. Later, they try to look into the future with a series of low-stakes, early season predictions for USC, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Clemson, Louisville and Tennessee.
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    • 49 min
    The Cruel Reality of Sports; Trust is Shattered Routinely; Relic From the Past

    The Cruel Reality of Sports; Trust is Shattered Routinely; Relic From the Past

    Adam Rittenberg and Andrea Adelson hop on to discuss Big Ten media day updates, including the blunt statements from Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren surrounding the future of the conference. Then, they break down the strained relationship between the conference commissioners, if it is possible to save the PAC-12, and college football shifting to an NFL model. Next, they discuss how a 16-team College Football Playoff is gaining momentum and what it would mean in terms of revenue sharing for the players. Plus, they break down the Tennessee infractions and the comical Jeremy Pruitt recruiting scandal. 
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    • 55 min
    Media Days That Happened, Are Happening Or Will Happen

    Media Days That Happened, Are Happening Or Will Happen

    Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low are going coast to coast with media days past, future and present. First, the guys get into the increasing rivalry between SEC and Big Ten, what to expect from Kevin Warren at Big Ten media days after bringing in USC and UCLA, the Big Ten capturing the Los Angeles market and Pac-12 teams likely wondering why USC and UCLA were invited to media days. Then, Alex Scarborough calls from SEC media days to talk about Greg Sankey walking a tightrope, Alabama’s “failure” last season, Georgia’s amnesia, Brian Kelly not pigeonholing himself and the depth at quarterback in the league. Next, David Wilson hits on Big 12 media days including the “Kumbaya” among the the leftover Big 12 teams, if Deuce Vaughn will get his due, six teams having a shot at the conference title and first impressions of new commissioner Brett Yormark. Later, Andrea Adelson calls in from ACC media days to discuss John Swofford’s veiled shots at the SEC and Big Ten, the conference lacking a plan moving forward, the overwhelming strength of the Atlantic division, Clemson’s quarterback play and if N.C. State can finally live up to the moment.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Big Ten Protects Itself; Do Fans Care?; Line of Scrimmage Conference; Notre Dame Slow-Game,

    Big Ten Protects Itself; Do Fans Care?; Line of Scrimmage Conference; Notre Dame Slow-Game,

    Matt Schick, Tom VanHaaren and Tom Luginbill discuss their thoughts on USC and UCLA’s move to the Big Ten a week removed from the news, why the Big Ten was smart to protect itself, conferences trying to stay out of court, if conferences could start booting teams, Notre Dame playing the slow-game, if fans really care about realignment, the Trojans and Bruins going into a “line of scrimmage conference,” if we’re headed toward the top teams breaking off from the NCAA, Texas A&M’s interesting offseason, a case study in NIL from Texas’ Quinn Ewers, and poorly named conferences.
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    • 50 min
    EMERGENCY POD: USC & UCLA To The Big Ten

    EMERGENCY POD: USC & UCLA To The Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg and Heather Dinich hop into the pod following the news of UCLA and USC’s shocking jump to the Big Ten. They discuss how they view the college football landscape with this move, the collateral damage in the sport, Notre Dame as the X factor in further realignment, Kevin Warren’s power move, which teams the Big Ten would consider adding, how this impacts the future of the postseason, the blow to the Rose Bowl, and the shift in dynamics between the commissioners. 
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
447 Ratings

447 Ratings

Miselfitis ,

Chill Joey

Joey seems to be angry about something regularly

$$$ G Money $$$ ,

Boring

Generally uninteresting hosts (besides Booger & Herbie) discussing generally uninteresting topics (how is Oregon’s defense shaping up this year?) in a hokey (let’s make each podcast a letter of the alphabet!) and woefully regressive (this isn’t what NIL was meant to be; the world of CFB is ending, etc.) manner, with hardly anything interesting to say. More of a slog than a satisfying listen. Count me out.

Volhalla24 ,

Never again

Usually this is a 5 star podcast with Kirk, David, Joey, Kevin, and now McGee but the episode with Matt Schick, Tom VanHaaren and Adam Rittenberg was so bad it was embarrassing. You go from guys who clearly love CFB in Kirk, David, and Joey to these clowns who literally say “this is my favorite part about CFB” in regards to coaches yelling and screaming about NIL….. it was an embarrassing product and this group of people is what’s wrong with CFB.

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