Posted on: October 6, 2011 3:42 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 4:26 pm

PODCAST: McMurphy on realignment

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Today has been a rather busy day in the world of college football realignment as the Big 12 has added TCU to its ranks and it appears it's the Big East's turn to be the conference teetering on the brink. So what better way to get caught up on everything that's happened and what's likely to happen next than with CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy?

Brett got on the horn with Adam Aizer this afternoon to talk about the Big 12, the Big East and actual football as well.

Listen below, download the mp3pop out the player to continue browsing, and subscribe to the CFB Podcast in iTunes if you like what you hear. 

Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:45 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 4:23 pm

PODCAST: Week 6 Preview

Posted by Tom Fornelli

While the biggest game on the schedule this week is likely the Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas, it's not the only interesting matchup taking place on Saturday. So in the latest episode of CBSSports.com's College Football Podcast, Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst get together to talk about that game along with others like Michigan/Northwestern and Missouri/Kansas State as a couple of teams look to stay unbeaten. They also preview an SEC West battle between Arkansas and Auburn, and wonder whether or not LSU and Nebraska will blow out Florida and Ohio State.

All that and more!

Listen below, download the mp3pop out the player to continue browsing, and subscribe to the CFB Podcast in iTunes if you like what you hear.

Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:18 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 4:25 pm

PODCAST: The Doddcast, Week 6

Posted by Chip Patterson

As the Ohio State booster saga takes yet another turn, CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd wonders what is going on in Columbus? In this edition of the Doddcast, Dennis and Adam Aizer discuss the ongoing situations at Ohio State and preview the week ahead in college football.

South Carolina will give Conner Shaw a start against Kentucky, and an improving Texas team gets their toughest challenge yet in the Red River Rivalry. Dennis and Adam also discuss Boise State's chances of playing in a national championship, and break down the defensive side of the ball for Wisconsin.

For all this and more, including Dennis' latest thoughts on the Heisman race, tune in to this week's edition of the Doddcast.

You can listen in the player below, or click here to pop out the media player and keep browsing. You can download the MP3 here, or find all of the CBSSports.com College Football Podcasts on iTunes.

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Posted on: September 30, 2011 12:11 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 12:11 pm

PODCAST: Talking Big East, SEC, Week 5

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

In this edition of the CBSSports.com College Football Podcast, Adam Aizer and J.Darin Darst  talk to one of our Eye in CFB bloggers -- the one whose name appears at the top of this post, natch -- about multiple pressing topics in college football as we head into this Week 5 weekend: what does Pitt's dominating Thursday night win over South Florida mean for the Panthers? For the Big East? Of the four undefeated SEC teams, who's stock needs buying? Whose stock's worth selling? What do we make of undefeated Houston? And who wins this week's big games? (For more on that where yours truly's concerned, check out our Expert Picks.)

To listen, either click below, download the mp3, pop the player out in a separate window to continue browsing, or subscribe in iTunes to receiver future editions of the CFB Podcast. Enjoy:

Posted on: September 29, 2011 4:55 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 11:43 am

PODCAST: McMurphy on Week 5

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It's a big week for news down in Baton Rouge, what with LSU's big win over West Virginia, Jordan Jefferson's return to the team, and Les Miles suddenly a potential NFL head coaching candidate. In this edition of the CBSSports.com College Football Podcast, senior writer Brett McMurphy talks to our Adam Aizer about all of that and much more: Clemson's visit to Virginia Tech, Mark Emmert's efforts to clear college football's good name, and which top 25 team is in upset trouble this weekend.

Listen by clicking below, downloading the mp3, or popping out the player to continue browsing. And to make sure you don't miss and future appearances from McMurphy on the CFB Podcast, subscribe in iTunes by clicking here.

Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:38 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 11:47 am

PODCAST: College Football Week 5 Preview

Posted by Adam Jacobi

We've got a Big Ten showdown in Wisconsin (where it's basically impossible to beat the Badgers at night), Will Muschamp's introduction to the Alabama-Florida rivalry, an ACC road test for Clemson, a bounce-back opportunity for both Arkansas and Texas A&M and much more. Ohio State faces a tough challenge as Michigan State comes to Columbus. USF looks to prove its legitimacy with a Thursday night game at Pitt. Does Auburn have a chance against South Carolina? Dan Persa returns for Northwestern, but can he beat Illinois? We've got it all covered with this week's Weekend Preview. 

Click here for the pop-out player if you'd like to listen in a new window, otherwise just hit play right below.

The only thing I'll add to the Wisconsin-Nebraska discussion is that Adam and Darin are, in my mind, vastly underestimating Wisconsin's talent advantage here -- especially when the Badgers have the ball. Last year, I wrote that the Iowa defense was the biggest fraud in the Big Ten. This year, so far, Nebraska's defense looks ready to assume that ignominious title unless it starts shutting somebody, anybody down. Adam and Darin mentioned the pedestrian yardage numbers the Husker D has given up, but yardage allowed in double-digit victories can be misleading sometimes; teams scramble in the fourth quarter against defenses more concerned with keeping the clock running and not allowing big plays than with forcing a punt, for example, or maybe the defense has its reserves in with a 27-point lead and three minutes left or what have you.

So I'll just also point out that Nebraska has forced 3-and-outs on 16 of 50 possessions (not including end-of-half kneeldowns). And yeah, Nebraska's non-conference slate has been more challenging than Wisconsin's run of puff pastries, but we're still only talking about Chattanooga, Fresno State, Washington, and Wyoming here -- not exactly a murderer's row of offensive firepower. Nebraska's defense is supposed to be the best in the Big Ten, and instead it's, eh, decent. Guess what: Bret Bielema and Wisconsin's offense eat "decent" for breakfast and they still have room for brunch.

Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:42 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 11:45 am

PODCAST: The Doddcast on Oklahoma St., more

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

CBSSports.com senior college football writer Dennis Dodd spent his Saturday in College Station watching Oklahoma State pull off a furious comeback against homestanding Texas A&M, and in this edition of the "Doddcast," he breaks down the good and bad of what he saw from the Cowboys. He also discusses the Wisconsin-Nebraska showdown for the favorite's role in the Big Ten, talks Tennessee's Willie Lyles troubles, Alabama-Florida and more.

Listen below, download the mp3, listen in a popout player to keep browsing, and subscribe to the CFB Podcast in iTunes if you'd like to hear the next edition.

Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:57 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 11:49 am

PODCAST: Week 4 in review

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The first month of the college football season has come to a conclusion, and besides just telling the college football season to STOP MOVING SO FAST, I suppose we can also take a look back at the week that was. Thankfully, while I was busy screaming at the season to slow down, CBSSports.com's Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst sat down to talk about the actual football.

In the latest edition of the CBSSports.com College Football Podcast, Aizer and Darst talk about Alabama and LSU's offense, wonder if Oklahoma State is the new Auburn, discuss Oklahoma's running game, wonder if Baylor and Braxton Miller are legit, and try to figure out what's going to happen in the Pac-12 South. 

So give it a listen below, download the mp3pop out the player to continue browsing, and subscribe to the CFB Podcast in iTunes if you like what you hear.

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