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We often see college football players as relative gladiators, who place their armor on each Saturday to compete for a school they love. But underneath that helmet is a human who has a name, a story, an ‘It Factor.’ Award winning storyteller and Pac-12 Networks broadcaster Yogi Roth hosts the new series, ‘THE IT FACTORY’ where he interviews Pac-12 football players, alums and esteemed guests to learn more about their journey toward success on Saturdays.

Each guest will unpack their 'It Factor.' They will discuss how they developed it and how it drives them to be the best version of themselves in a new series from the Conference of Champions on the best coast.

This podcast is executive produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth. It is produced and edited by TJ Brassil and Blue Ox Films.

THE IT FACTORY can be found on Pac-12 Insider, all podcast platforms and the @Pac12Conference social media channels.

Visit www.Pac-12.com/insider or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes.

THE IT FACTORY: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth Yogi Roth

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    • 4.9 • 132 Ratings

We often see college football players as relative gladiators, who place their armor on each Saturday to compete for a school they love. But underneath that helmet is a human who has a name, a story, an ‘It Factor.’ Award winning storyteller and Pac-12 Networks broadcaster Yogi Roth hosts the new series, ‘THE IT FACTORY’ where he interviews Pac-12 football players, alums and esteemed guests to learn more about their journey toward success on Saturdays.

Each guest will unpack their 'It Factor.' They will discuss how they developed it and how it drives them to be the best version of themselves in a new series from the Conference of Champions on the best coast.

This podcast is executive produced by David Koppett, Erwin Tugadi and Yogi Roth. It is produced and edited by TJ Brassil and Blue Ox Films.

THE IT FACTORY can be found on Pac-12 Insider, all podcast platforms and the @Pac12Conference social media channels.

Visit www.Pac-12.com/insider or follow @YogiRoth for new episodes.

    The Finale with Producer T.J. Brassil: Closed for Renovations

    The Finale with Producer T.J. Brassil: Closed for Renovations

    The time has finally come. The series finale of "The It Factory" is here. Before we go any further, rest assured this podcast is not going anywhere. It may look a bit different come football season, but it will stay up and running! That being said, in this final episode of this iteration, Producer T.J. Brassil joins the show to say farewell. T.J. and Yogi reminisce on the past 3 years of "The It Factory,' their highlights and they discuss if the definition 'it factor' has changed. They also talk about what is next for each of them, both personally and for this podcast. Lastly, we here at the It Factory want to thank everyone who has been listening or wathcing this podcast. We hope we have brought you as much joy listening to these powerful stories as we have had telling them. Don't go anywhere because the storytelling won't, it will just shift a little.

    Thank you.

    There's no 'Afterglow' as the whole episode is one big 'Afterglow. '

    You can watch this episode on Pac-12 Insider and on YouTube. Go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information on how to watch on Pac-12 Insider. 

    • 25 min
    David Shaw: The Conscience of College Football

    David Shaw: The Conscience of College Football

    Draft week is here and in order to celebrate we had to bring on a guest that not only knows the Pac-12 inside and out, but the NFL draft as well. Former Stanford head coach, David Shaw joins the show. He talks about how he views college football and college athletics right now, his take on some of the top quarterbacks in this year's NFL Draft and his thoughts on the Pac-12 conference. Plus he tells some Bill Walsh stories you won't want to miss. 

    'The Afterglow' talks about the interview and previews the final episode before this version of "The It Factory" closes its doors for rennovations. 

    Come discover Coach David Shaw's 'it factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this episode on Pac-12 Insider and on YouTube. Go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information on how to watch on Pac-12 Insider.

    • 36 min
    Commissioner Teresa Gould: New Pathways

    Commissioner Teresa Gould: New Pathways

    Even with only a few episodes left of The It Factory, it's never to late to have an It Factory first. This week we welcome our first commissioner as Pac-12 Commissioner Teresa Gould joins the show. The first female commissioner of a Power-5 Conference talks about her passion for athletics, her time in the Pac-12 and watching sports like women's basketball grow over the years, what her first 60 days as comissioner has been like, what road lies ahead for the Pac-12 (soon to be Pac-2), Oregon State and Washington State and how she plans to move forward. She also gives some insight on conversations she's had with student athletes and how she sees college athletics evolving.

    'The Afterglow' discusses after the interview. 

    Come discover Commissioner Teresa Gould's 'it factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this episode on Pac-12 Insider and on YouTube. Go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information on how to watch on Pac-12 Insider. 

    • 35 min
    Jason Johnson: Chat Sauvage Musketeer

    Jason Johnson: Chat Sauvage Musketeer

    The It Factory goes to Europe this week... kind of. Yogi talks with former Arizona quarterback and current part owner of the Paris Musketeers, Jason Johnson. They talk about Jason's playing career including his family's football history, how his Arizona career played out, his time playing in Europe and how that led to the formation of the Paris Musketeers. Jason also gives his thoughts on the new era of Arizona football. Plus, Yogi and Jason announce a former UCLA Bruin who is now part of the Musketeers and Yogi offers The It Factory's first giveaway. 

    'The Afterglow' breaks it all down after the interview.

    Come discover Jason Johnson's 'it factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this episode on Pac-12 Insider and on YouTube. Go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information on how to watch on Pac-12 Insider. 

    • 39 min
    Josh Mancuso: Find Out What Happens When

    Josh Mancuso: Find Out What Happens When

    The It Factory is visited by its first comedian as actor/comedian Josh Mancuso joins the show. Yogi and Josh discuss how Josh found his niche in sports comedy videos, what his journey has been like to this point and the concept of chasing your dreams regardless of where you are at in life, how he creates his content and what people can expect from Josh going forward.

    'The Afterglow' discusses after the interview.

    Come discover Josh Mancuso's 'it factor' on "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can watch this episode on Pac-12 Insider and on YouTube. Go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information on where to watch on Pac-12 Insider. 

    • 33 min
    Ask Me Anything with Producer T.J. Brassil

    Ask Me Anything with Producer T.J. Brassil

    Welcome back! We took a week off as March Madness got going, but return with a new episode as we are in the home stretch of Season 3 at the It Factory. This week Producer T.J. Brassil joins Yogi Roth as we have our first "Ask Me Anything" episode. You wrote in with questions and now we are here to answer them. We discuss all things college football including the expanded playoff, NIL and a preview of spring ball in the Pac-12.

    Find out what questions get answered on this AMA episode of "The It Factory: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth." You can also watch this episode on Pac-12 Insider and on YouTube. Go to www.pac-12.com/insider for more information on how to watch on Pac-12 Insider.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Ama365 ,

Love this pod

Learn something new every time I listen to one of Yogi’s interviews - the way he connects with people and draws out their story is truly a skill. This podcast will make you care about these individuals and all they have to offer which is so much more than just playing football!

CPthirteen ,

Tell me more….

As a USC alumni I’m grateful for this podcast and really getting to know some of the other players around the league. It’s easy to hate on any other school on any given Saturday but this show has made me a fan of the real people in those other uniforms. Yogi I love that you don’t just ask a question, get a quick answer and then move on. It’s great to hear you say “tell me more…” “what’s an example of that…” “how does that help you?…” Keep bringing these players stories to light!

I have to ask, what is the “it” behind the awkward sound effects in the middle of the interviews this season? As a listener, music or different sound effects in the middle of an interview usually signal some kind of transition is coming or there’s a commercial break coming or something like that but that isn’t the case here. Just random riffs playing over the guests response and then the interview keeps rolling🤷🏼‍♂️

koates2424 ,

Brandon Huffman

Sooo great to hear from him! I’ve been following him for years. Very moved by their daughters strength ! Thank you

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