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.
Heisman Check-In; Joey's Top 3 Teams, Week 8 Picks; Andrea Adelson Empties the Notebook
Joey Galloway and Kevin Negandhi discuss the Heisman frontrunners, which units you can count on, Joey’s top-three teams and their Week 8 picks. Later, Andrea Adelson empties the notebook on Pitt-Clemson, and the disappointment surrounding Miami and Florida.
Booger on Coach O’s Ouster; Hampering Handsomeness; Mid-Week DEFCONs
Booger McFarland and Kevin Negandhi begin the show by expressing their support for Dick Vitale following his cancer diagnoses. Then, Booger shares his thoughts on LSU firing Ed Orgeron, what changed about Orgeron after winning a title, the smoke coming from around the program, his criteria for a new head coach in Baton Rouge and his concerns for the team as it plays out the season. Later, the guys get into Bret Bielema getting a little too real, UCLA-Oregon and Booger’s style. Later, Booger doles out mid-week DEFCON levels for Arkansas and Florida.
Turn the Page Tuesdays with David Pollack and Rece Davis
David Pollack and Rece Davis discuss Georgia’s dominance, Florida’s inability to stop the run, the bizarre theater in Baton Rouge, candidates for the LSU job, if Oregon can change minds at UCLA this weekend and a youth football update from Coach Pollack. Plus, their Money Back Guarantees and a round of Good/Ungood. And, Pollack’s internet is the worst.
New Face of College Football; Tennessee Fans Make a Scene; Why We Love This Sport
Kirk Herbstreit and Matt Barrie discuss Caleb Williams emerging as the new face of college football, Oklahoma State’s 6-0 start, Texas blowing another lead, LSU relieving Ed Orgeron of his duties at the end of the year, Tennessee fans’ ugly behavior, Pitt emerging in the ACC, Purdue taking down Iowa, the grind in the Pac-12, the hurdles in the Big Ten East. Plus a new segment: Why We Love This Sport.
It's Over for Coach O
Matt Barrie and Paul Finebaum discuss the shocking news coming out of the College Football Weekend that LSU and Coach Ed Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season. They also discuss the fan's behavior in Knoxville, how Alabama recovered from last week, and a whole lot more!
Galloway's WR Perspective on OU QB Situation; Week 7 Picks; Emptying the Notebook with Bill Connelly
Kevin Negandhi and Joey Galloway discuss Joey watching Oklahoma-Texas alongside Sam Acho, and his wide receiver perspective on quarterback drama in Norman. Then, the guys make their Week 7 picks including Ole Miss-Tennessee, Arkansas-Auburn and North Carolina-Miami. Later, Kevin and Bill Connelly Empty the Notebook, digging into flaws of Georgia, Michigan and Michigan State.
Mute Paul Finebaum
Love the new format. Hate Paul Finebaum. 4 out of 5 stars because 4 shows a week are great…Sunday with that alien looking Bama homer isn’t worth my time
I really enjoy the changes ESPN has made with this podcast this season! I enjoy the different personalities and hearing their thoughts.
I HATE the inconsistency of their release times... I always look forward to listening to this on my commute home from work at 5. Recently, this hasn't been an option because the episode isn't released. Please just be consistent is all I ask.
I look forward to each episode of this podcast and have listened for years. Here are some honest thoughts that I’ve had. It was called Championship Drive, then Campus Conversation, and now this. I do miss Ivan, Heather Dinich, Adam Rittenberg, Brad Edwards, etc. The writers made the best guests. I miss when the show was daily and I miss the preseason ‘car wash’ segments with coaches in August. I liked when Ryan McGee would visit—except when he constantly needed to remind listeners that he was from the south. Jake Trotter was a bit much. Of the hosts, Ivan was the best. Zubin was way too wordy. Matt Barrie was so-so. Matt Schick was very funny and entertaining. Kevin is doing OK, though he seems to be bullied by David Pollack, AKA Bro Country. You either like Pollock or you don’t. Herbie is classy and fair, like always. Pollock at times forgets that there are other areas of the country - besides the south—that are passionate and love college football and have teams that can perform. I do feel, however, that the Group of 5 schools are often ignored. The last time I checked, the power five and group of five teams were all division 1-A,or FBS. The show needs to show them a little love once in a while. At any rate, I do feel this is the best college football podcast out there. I am grateful for each new episode. Enjoy!