NCO Podcast Episode 6.0

Here’s this week’s show.  Topics include the ACC, Clemson, Maryland being cheap, recruiting and more.  Enjoy!

 

This Week’s Guests…

Manie Robinson-Greenville News, talking Clemson football and Dabo’s new contract.

Adam Friedman- Rivals.com, talking northeastern recruiting.

Brian Harrison-Orange44, talking Maryland’s lawsuit and Syracuse in the ACC.

NCO Podcast Episode 5.0

Here’s this week’s show.  We talk Penn State, the offseason, UMaine football, recruiting and more!

 

This Week’s Guests…

Mark Dent, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, talking about Penn State’s new hire and direction.

Spencer Hall, EDSBS, talking all thing college football and the lack of offseason

Jack Cosgrove, Head coach of the University of Maine football team.

Plus, we will hit on new hires, off the field issues, recruiting and whatever else we get our hands on.  Look for the show to pos on Wednesday afternoon!

NCO Podcast Episode 3.0

This week on the show we hit on the Heisman, Mack Brown, charitable Cuse fans, and lots and lots of bowls.

 

This week’s guests…

Kevin Flaherty- Publisher of LonghornDigest.com with Fox Sports, talking Mack Brown and Texas football.

Sean Keeley- The man behind Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician, talking about his push to get hundreds of kids to the Texas Bowl.

NCO Podcast Episode 2.0

This week on the show we hit on the BCS, Mac Brown/Nick Saban, 2001 WVU for some reason and much more.  Plus, some great interviews!

 

This Week’s Guests…

James Crepea, Montgomery Advertiser, talking Auburn football

Bob Harris, Voice of Duke football and basketball, talking about Duke’s amazing season

Mac Cerullo, Co-editor of The UConn Blog, part of the SBNation family of sites[audio

NCO Podcast Episode 1.0

Here is the very fist edition of the NCO Podcast.  There was plenty to talk about this week as we get closer to the bowl season.  This Week’s guests.

 

Rich Cirminiello, Campus Insiders and College Football News, talking about last weekend and the championship games

Jon Meterparel, Voice of the BC Eagles, talking about Andre Williams and BC’s encouraging season.

Chris Landon, UW DawgPound, talking about the fallout from the Sark move.

Enjoy the program!

Ranking the Top 10 Coaching Hires

1. James Franklin, Penn State- This is the “homerun” hire.  He won and recruited well at Vanderbilt.  Imagine how that will translate at a school that demands double-digit wins yearly?  Sure, the school is still in probation.  However, expect Franklin to have this team very competitive when the penalties clear.

2. Chris Peterson, Washington- The man who sustained excellence at Boise State will now have a Pac 12 school to sell.  Peterson is an improvement over the man he replaces, so U-Dub fans should be quite excited about the future.

3. Charlie Strong, Texas- A little bit of a gamble?  Sure.  But Strong has done nothing but win as a head coach.  He should be able to recruit Texas and the SEC hot beds.  Strong’s personality may clash a bit in Austin, but as long as the Horns as long as the Horns are winning, no one will be complaining.

4. Bobby Diaco, UConn- The Huskies went out there and grabbed one of the hottest, if not the hottest young coordinators in the country.  Sure, Pat Narduzzi said “no” to the job, but to get Diaco was a great consolation prize.  Diaco brings immediate respect to a program that is looking for anything positive.

5. Bobby Petrino, Louisville- The hire came with much snickering.  But the bottom-line is Petrino wins, and did a lot of it at Louisville in his first stint there.  The Cards also get someone who probably will be content to stick around for a long time.  Petrino should do well there…as long as he stays away from motorcycles…too easy.

6. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt- Another hot, young coordinator, Mason guided a solid Stanford defense for the past four years.  Vandy’s recruiting shouldn’t miss much of a beat with Mason replacing Franklin.  And he should also play well with the media.  Look for Vandy to remain relevant in the SEC.

7. Bryan Harsin, Boise State- Who better to replace Peterson than someone who had been affiliated with Boise before, and has been a head coach at this level.  Harsin knows the school, the recruiting grounds, the offense and much much more.  It’s difficult to think there’s a better fit.  It’s also difficult to think Boise State will fall off the map.

8. Craig Bohl, Wyoming- He just finished winning three straight championships at the FCS level.  Bohl will bring instant credibility to the Cowboys.  Besides, low expectations to start should give him some time to get acclimated.

9. Mark Whipple, UMass- The prodigal son returns to Amherst in an effort to save a program that has been a dumpster fire at the FBS level.  It’s a solid hire.  Whipple has recruiting connections up and down the east coast, including Florida.  He also knows New England, and should have the support of the alumni.

10. Dino Babers, Bowling Green- He learned under Art Briles.  Can someone say UberMaction?

Yes, I know omitted Steve Sarkisian.

Episode 5.0 Rundown

Here is a look at this week’s guest list.

Mark Dent, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, talking about Penn State’s new hire and direction.

Spencer Hall, EDSBS, talking all thing college football and the lack of offseason

Jack Cosgrove, Head coach of the University of Maine football team.

Plus, we will hit on new hires, off the field issues, recruiting and whatever else we get our hands on.  Look for the show to pos on Wednesday afternoon!

Episode 3.0 Rundown

Here’s what is scheduled for this week’s show…

Kevin Flaherty- Publisher of LonghornDigest.com with Fox Sports, talking Mack Brown and more.

Sean Keeley- The one and only Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician, talking about his push to get hundreds of kids in to the Texas Bowl.

The Mighty MJD- The mighty one joins me to pick every stinking bowl game there is.

Plus, my Heisman ballot and more…

The show will be up this Wednesday.

My 2013 Heisman Ballot

This was my second year voting for the Heisman, representing the Northeast.

1. Jameis Winston, FSU- It was an easy choice.  Nobody was more consistent this season on the field.  Winston seemed to spend most of the year in cruise control, running one of the most prolific offenses in college football.  He was responsible for 42 touchdowns in FSU’s 13 games, with a staggering 190.1 QB rating.  The young QB showed incredible poise in leading his team to the National Championship game.  The sexual assault investigation did lead to some skepticism.  However, it’s impossible to hold it over a kid who was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing.  Congrats, Jameis.  You earned it.

2. Andre Williams, Boston College- Nobody expected anything from the Eagles this year.  So, what happened?  Williams goes for over 2,000 yards, and BC is bowl-bound.  It was a superb first year for Steve Addazio in Chestnut Hill, and most of the credit goes to Williams.  The senior absolutely destroyed competition amassing 2,102 rushing yards, with 17 scores.  This included a 147-yard performance against FSU and five games over 200 yards.  Williams proved his value when he left the Syracuse game early with an injury…a game which Boston College blew.

3. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville- Nobody took a fall from a loss as badly as Bridgewater…and unjustly so.  That one loss was to a Fiesta Bowl-bound UCF.  And in that game Bridgewater threw for over 300 yards and two scores.  The junior was extremely efficient all season, throwing for 28 touchdowns to just four interceptions.  However, those numbers and an unsexy schedule led to most looking a different way.  Many won’t remember what Teddy did in 2013.  It’s too bad.  It was one hell of a season.  There’s no telling where the Cards would have been without Bridgewater.  Just go watch the highlights of the Cincinnati game.

2012 Vote- Johnny Manziel, Manti Teo, Tavon Austin

Episode 1.0 Rundown

Our very first episode will be posted on Wed, Dec 4th.  Here’s the goods

Rich Cirminiello, Campus Insiders and College Football News, talking about last weekend and the championship games

Jon Meterparel, Voice of the BC Eagles, talking about Andre Williams and BC’s encouraging season.

Chris Landon, UW DawgPound, talking about the fallout from the Sark move.

Plus, we’ll hit on all the latest topics, including the USC hire.  Hear it this Wednesday!