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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.

    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
    Jake Dickert: Jake from State Washington

    Jake Dickert: Jake from State Washington

    Yogi flies north for the ninth straight year as he hosts "Night with Cougar Athletics" for Washington State and sits down with head coach Jake Dickert. Coach talks about the tumultuous 2023 season, where the team stands now and what he sees for the future of Washington State.

    'The Afterglow' continues the conversation after the interview.

    Come discover Coach Dickert and the Cougs' '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.

    • 25 min
    DeShaun Foster: Fostering In A New Era In Westwood

    DeShaun Foster: Fostering In A New Era In Westwood

    A new era has begun in Westwood and 'The It Factory' wanted to find out all about it. This week Yogi chats with UCLA's new head coach, DeShaun Foster. Coach talks about how he got into the coaching profession, when he found out he would be offered the head coaching job, how he sees UCLA right now and his vision for the team.

    'The Afterglow' discusses after the interview, including thoughts on the new OC, Eric Bieniemy.

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

    • 35 min
    Brent Brennan: Arriving At Arizona Again

    Brent Brennan: Arriving At Arizona Again

    Yogi chats with the new head coach at Arizona, Brent Brennan. Coach Brennan talks about his deep rooted connections to Arizona, his journey to becoming the head coach at Arizona, the decision from some of Arizona's key players to return and what he sees for the team this year. Plus he tells stories about his coaching tour of some of the great coaches in sports.

    'The Afterglow' discusses after the interview.

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

    • 31 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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