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The College Football Podcast With Herbie & Pollack

Author: ESPN, Kevin Negandhi, Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack

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The ESPN College Football Podcast with Herbie & Pollack is hosted by Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi. They will kick off each week on Monday discussing the games from that weekend. On Wednesday's, they react to the rankings and Friday's look forward to the biggest matchups ahead. This is the place to get all your college football info from the top analysts in the sport.
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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart joins Kevin Negandhi and David and Pollack to discuss players taking personal responsibility during the pandemic, the uncertainties that remain about practice protocol, Jamie Newman, being the Chick-Fil-A of recruiting and playing basketball with Pollack (27:27). Plus, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman talks to Kevin about what he’s hearing as players return to campus, the Ivy League considering moving football to the spring, the lack of attractive of scenarios for college football with the pandemic still ongoing, and the misunderstanding behind a letter players wrote to the UCLA coaching staff (1:57).
Penn State head coach James Franklin joins Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack to discuss his decision to leave his family in Florida during the college football season, being transparent with players and parents, supporting athletes who take their issues public, Micah Parsons and his on the field outlook for the 2020 season (14:52). Plus, Kevin and David catch-up and talk about the high number of COVID-19 positives among college football teams returning to campus (00:00).
Maryland head coach Mike Locksley joins Kevin Negandhi to discuss empowering the young men on his team, getting a second chance at head coaching, health protocols on campus, being transparent with recruits and the latest with Taulia Tagovailoa's waiver (18:33). Plus, Adam Rittenberg and Kevin get into players speaking their minds publicly, Mike Gundy's relationships at Oklahoma State and if coaches will continue to take players seriously as the season gets closer (1:23).
Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast talking about the college football players finding their voices and how it's playing out in places like Iowa and Clemson. Then, Florida head coach Dan Mullen joins the guys to discuss being apart from his team, the message to his team amidst the pandemic and protests following George Floyd's death, and what to expect from the Gators in the fall (12:49). Later, Paul Finebaum on why football coaches need greater accountability and refusing to walk back his comments that Nick Saban's window is closing (34:04).
Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards joins Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack to discuss what he's experienced over the last week following the death of George Floyd and the movement it has sparked, his idea for social distancing when the Sun Devils' offense is on the field, the overall youth of his team, and the serenity of Jayden Daniels.
Lincoln Riley joins David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi to discuss the message to his players following the death of George Floyd and protests across the country, bringing players back to campus during a pandemic, getting players back up to speed without spring practice, and his success coaching quarterbacks. Later, David and Kevin talk about what to expect from Oklahoma in the fall and if they can make it back to the College Football Playoff.
Ballet Contracts

Ballet Contracts

2020-05-2931:21

Laura Rutledge joins Kevin Negandhi to talk about doing TV at home with a baby, the differing opinions she's heard on how football comes back, what the pandemic could mean for the Group of Five, player concerns that may be overlooked, what changed for conference commissioners after a call with Roger Goodell, and her path to ESPN.
North Carolina head coach Mack Brown kicks off the podcast with Kevin Negandhi, talking about how he's dealing with coaching a football team and focusing on his own health during the pandemic, figuring out protocol for when went players and coaches return (10:04), and the options being examined for fans in the stands. They also get into his second act at UNC, Sam Howell, his dance moves (28:14), what's changed the most since he left coaching, what he would change about college football (37:25), his relationship with Michael Jordan and naming a play after Kevin he used against Temple in last season's bowl game.
Kevin Negandhi kicks off the College Football Podcast with Heather Dinich to talk about what college football decision makers are saying about the 2020 season, scenarios where some teams can play and others can't, the interesting case of Notre Dame, and what the NCAA's role is in all of this (4:45). Later, Mel Kiper, Jr. hops on to chat about his 2021 NFL draft big board, Trevor Lawrence v. Justin Fields, North Dakota State's Trey Lance, what he's up to now that the draft is over and his love of pumpkin pie (26:47).
Mel Kiper, Jr. joins Kevin Negandhi on the week of the NFL Draft to discuss what a virtual draft process means for talent evaluation, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert, the abundance of high-end defensive talent, how he nearly landed a job with the Colts early in his career and urging Frank Caliendo to do a Todd McShay impression.
7th Round Pick Spouse

7th Round Pick Spouse

2020-04-1345:11

Todd McShay joins Kevin Negandhi to talk NFL draft. The guys discuss how the NFL is handling the draft process during a pandemic, the two things every team is worried about, the latest on the class of quarterbacks, a $5,000 Jordan Love bet (11:06), the three things that distinguish Joe Burrow (19:44) and players no one is talking about. Plus, Todd on his relationship with Mel Kiper, Jr. (36:06), the skit he did with Frank Caliendo and reporting on the draft from an empty house.
Sleepovers

Sleepovers

2020-02-0649:25

Kevin Negandhi kicks off the podcast with ESPN national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton to discuss National Signing Day, including Clemson's big recruiting haul, the Jordan Burch saga, how the new coaches fared, Mack Brown's fence around North Carolina, Penn State's ability to recruit in Maryland, how the transfer portal plays a role in signing day and much more. Later, ESPN college football reporter Dan Murphy joins the pod to talk about Mark Dantonio's retirement from Michigan State, what might've led to his stepping down, candidates for the job and the culture in East Lansing.
Rutgers Circle of Life

Rutgers Circle of Life

2020-01-3146:59

Kevin Negandhi kicks off the podcast with ESPN.com senior college football writer Andrea Adelson, rundowning all of the big offseason coaching moves. They get into Ed Reed's hiring as chief of staff at Miami, the surprising hires of Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss and Mike Leach at Mississippi (11:57), Greg Schiano's return to Rutgers, Mike Norvell attempting to turn around Florida State (20:29), Nick Rolovich providing continuity at Washington State, Baylor picking a defense-oriented coach in Dave Arranda, and why Eli Drinkwitz going to Missouri is Andrea's most intriguing hire of the offseason. Later, Kevin and Andrea remember their friend ESPN college football reporter Ed Aschoff (31:51) with memories, the Ed Aschoff Memorial Fund at the University of Florida and his love for Godzilla.
Trying to Disappear

Trying to Disappear

2020-01-2047:18

Kevin Negandhi kicks off the podcast talking to executive director of the Reese's Senior Bowl Jim Nagy about the process of inviting players, how they divvy up snaps for the six quarterbacks, his best advice for the players (11:50), the scene in Mobile surrounding the game and two players he's excited to watch on Saturday. Then Ivan Maisel joins the show to discuss where LSU stands among the best modern-era teams (20:51), Joe Burrow's place among the best modern-era quarterbacks, Travis Etienne and Chuba Hubbard returning to school, and the top teams heading into the 2020 season (35:51).
Big Boy Stuff

Big Boy Stuff

2020-01-1652:20

Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi kick off the podcast by discussing LSU's win over Clemson in the national championship, the team's legacy, Joe Burrow's mind working at 5G speeds (13:18), Odell Beckham Jr. handing out cash on the field, who will be the top teams in 2020 (20:35), how Clemson moves forward (35:00) and Pollack's new endorsement deal he tried to hide from the gang (44:43).
Kevin Negandhi and Chris Fowler kick off the podcast by discussing Fowler's Instagram Nightcap Recap, what it's like bouncing between the three biggest games in college football (8:36), what he thinks will decide the national championship (17:11), Clemson's legacy if it wins, the added pressure on LSU playing in New Orleans, Joe Burrow's emotional Heisman Trophy speech, life after College GameDay (29:43), people confusing him and Rece Davis and his advice for aspiring broadcasters (39:17).
The gang's all here! Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi get together to discuss Matt Rhule leaving Baylor for the Carolina Panthers, Tua Tagovailoa's decision to turn pro (7:40), the trend of the NFL utilizing quarterbacks' athleticism and winning cultures in football. Then the guys get into what Clemson might do to stop Joe Burrow (23:54), LSU's defensive backs versus the Clemson offense, the probability of a lot of points (35:55) and how Herbie helped Pollack land a job at ESPN (37:45).
Kevin Negandhi and ESPN college football analyst Ryan Leaf kick off the podcast talking about how Ryan snuck into last year's Rose Bowl with Kirk Herbstreit, his thoughts on Baker Mayfield, how he was impressed by Clemson responding to Ohio State's early dominance (7:17), seeing a little Tom Brady in Joe Burrow (13:40), why Clemson has been his No. 1 team all year, Oregon's big Rose Bowl win (21:10) and Ryan's journey to ESPN.
Ivan Maisel, Andrea Adelson and David Hale kick off the podcast by looking back at the College Football Playoff semifinals, talking about LSU's ability to demoralize the other team, Oklahoma's defense having no answers for the Tigers, why Ohio State lost the game before the targeting call and how Clemson doesn't get rattled. Then the gang looks ahead to the national championship (12:30), getting into how Clemson's defensive line is not at dominant as last season, the necessity of pressuring Joe Burrow, LSU's renewed defensive dynamic and Trevor Lawrence showcasing his next-level running ability. Finally, Ivan, Andrea and David express concern over the increasing gap between the haves and have-nots in college football (27:58).
Paul Finebaum voices a look-back at how LSU (0:30), Oklahoma (9:44), Ohio State (20:00) and Clemson (28:15) got to the College Football Playoff, plus a preview of what to expect in the games.
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Comments (7)

Mark

New England won't take Tua. He's a Christian and Belichek demands that his players view him as God.

Jan 10th
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Aaron Hartje

Speaking to the last few minutes of the podcast, what are these alleged advantages that the Southern teams have, and what among those is something that can actually be fixed? In the Big Ten, in particular, the facilities at many of those schools is pretty much on par with those in, say, the SEC. And you are not going to be able to solve where the bulk of the college football talent comes from. So what, exactly, are the fixable advantages that the southern schools have? It's also disappointing to hear even more people espouse the belief that expansion of the playoffs is a way to solve the situation. Bringing in more undeserving teams from weaker conferences as a pity f*** to get their asses kicked in the college playoff is not going to do much of anything to expand the horizons for those loser schools. Rather, it is merely going to Showcase how much worse they are. At least now they have the illusion that maybe if they had made the playoff they could have made some noise. Plus, those schools are going to be rotating in and out of the playoff a lot more than the Alabamas, Clemsons, and Ohio States. None will be appearing regularly enough to build their brand.

Dec 31st
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Aaron Hartje

It's still laughable to me how the broadcast touts continue to mistakenly frame the USC program as being somehow elite. It definitely shows the age of the people involved. Anyone over about their mid-forties knows that the Pete Carroll era was an exception - not the rule - regarding USC dominance. Any look over their history reveals that they went decades at a time as a slightly below or slightly above average Pac-12 program that was able to put together one or two really good seasons every once in awhile but could not maintain it for more than 3 years at the most. But people 40 and below grew up with the Pete Carroll years being more or less their earliest memories of that program and believe that's always been the case. I think some of that also goes back to the history of great running backs the team had in the 60s into the early 80s. They had great Seasons with OJ Simpson and Charles White, but even one of White's Seasons included for losses, and during the two seasons in which Marcus Allen was a premier running back the team lost five games. Ricky Bell ran for almost 1,900 yards in 1975 and the team lost four games that season.

Dec 26th
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Aaron Hartje

Davis makes the classic mistake all of the talking heads make when discussing changing the college football landscape: He believes that you can tweak a bad system and produce a good system. No. If you honestly want to fix the things that people claim they have problems with - and the goal actually IS a legitimate playoff that crowns a bona fide national champion - you first have to blow the whole thing up. And pretty much no one would be willing to do that. That's all you need to know about how sincere people are when they say they want an improved system that is more fair.

Nov 21st
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Aaron Hartje

With all due respect to Herbstreit and his philosophy that it doesn't matter who you're playing as long as you look impressive against them, it is laughable that so many like him still cling to this "they were ranked X when they played them" b*******. What matters is how good that team ended up being, not whether they were ranked No. 9 in Week 2 before finishing the regular season 7-5.

Nov 12th
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Chris Reedy

nz

Jan 17th
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christian rash

Yes. no heather.

Oct 20th
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