Podcast of Champions – Breaking down Larry Scott’s exit interview plus Pac-12 quarterback news

This week Podcast of Champions host Ryan Abraham goes solo with David Woods out on injured reserve, talking about the infuriating but not surprising exit interview for Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. Associated Press reporter Ralph Russo talks to Scott for 25 minutes and Larry didn’t disappoint, blaming everyone but himself for the conference failures and taking no responsibility for the lack of revenue and distribution by his baby, the Pac-12 Networks.

Ryan also talks about some Pac-12 quarterback news with Colorado starting QB Sam Noyer entering the NCAA Transfer Portal and Washington State starting quarterback Jayden de Laura having his suspension lifted after missing the spring because of a DUI. He also touches on new commissioner George Kliavkoff’s Twitter account, Stanford head coach David Shaw being upset with Fox and Arizona announcing the stadium will be at 100% of capacity this fall.

And as always he’ll spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Pac-12 programs wrap up spring football and early season TV times are set

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods put a bow on spring football 2021 with Stanford hosting its spring game over the weekend and UCLA finishing up with a rare Thursday morning spring game, both shown live on the Pac-12 Network.

The guys also talk about the early season television times being set for the conference including a week zero game with UCLA, the first ever Pac-12 after dark matchup on Fox, Stanford in the Kickoff Classic during week one plus Oregon’s match-up with Ohio State and Washington’s showdown with Michigan in week two. They also get into some transfer portal news and Stanford reversing its decision to cut 11 sports program from the athletic department.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 hires George Kliavkoff from MGM Resorts International as new commissioner of the conference

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give their thoughts on the long awaited announcement of the new Pac-12 commissioner, George Kliavkoff, the president of entertainment and sports for MGM Resorts International, will take over for Larry Scott starting on July 1. Kliavkoff won the opening press conference broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks, discussing many of the major problems the conference is facing including putting a priority on college football, expanding the college football playoff and fixing the Pac-12 Networks.

The guys also talk about the conferences latest announcement that will eliminate the intraconference transfer rule, removing the requirement that all undergraduate transfers within the Conference serve one academic year in residence at their new institution before being permitted to compete (meaning you can transfer within the conference and not have to sit out a year.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Recapping the 2021 NFL Draft for the Pac-12 football programs

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give their thoughts on how the Pac-12 fared in the 2021 NFL Draft, with just three first round selections and 28 over all draft picks. Alabama alone had 6 first rounders and the SEC as a conference more than doubled the Pac-12’s output, but there were other factors at play including a delayed and shortened season due to COVID-19 leading to fewer draft eligible Pac-12 players this year than last.

The guys also talk about four more Pac-12 teams having their spring games including Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Oregon State. The Buffs may have a different quarterback in 2021, the Ducks should get a star defensive player back, the Huskies have some returning veterans that could have been high NFL Draft picks while the Beavers limped into the spring game with a lot of injuries.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions — Update on the Commissioner Search, Spring Games

This week Ryan Abraham is trapped in a well again, so David Woods has spring football updates from several schools around the Pac-12 including the spring games for Arizona and Washington State, as well as an update on the Pac-12 commissioner search.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Updates from Pac-12 spring games and spring scrimmages

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods have spring football updates from several schools around the Pac-12 including the spring games for USC and Utah and spring scrimmage updates from Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Washington State, Oregon and Oregon State. While David tends to nod off when the topic of spring football comes up, Ryan dives in to talk about all of the virtual sacks accumulated in the spring, the plethora of quarterback transfers across the conference and each team trying to get more physical on defense.

The guys also talk about Arizona finding its head basketball coach in Tommy Lloyd, the Boise State assistant that will be getting his first chance at being a head coach in Tucson. Speaking of basketball, we field a question about how good Bobby Hurley is at Arizona State and if the Sun Devils need to move on from him to make it to the next level.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 spring football updates plus Arizona fires head basketball coach Sean Miller

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods put a bow on the Pac-12 basketball season with UCLA falling in a heartbreaker in the Final Four to Gonzaga, Arizona firing long time head coach Sean Miller and the Stanford Cardinal winning the national championship against Arizona in an All-Pac-12 final for the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The guys also have spring football updates from across the conference including several starting quarterbacks not taking part in spring practices, USC reportedly allowing a homeless guy into the locker room and out on the practice field with team last week and how West Coast recruiting has been impacted by the pandemic with California high school football being moved to the spring.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Pac-12 commissioner search rolls on while UCLA goes from First Four to Final Four

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are yet again doing the unthinkable, talking Pac-12 basketball! It was a historic run for the Conference of Champions with three teams (Oregon State, USC & UCLA) in the Elite Eight with only the Bruins punching their ticket to the Final Four. After starting the show with the UCLA fight song, David pontificates on how the Bruins could topple mighty Gonzaga and Ryan wants to know if David would rather have UCLA get blown out by Gonzaga or lose a close title game.

The guys also talk about the search for the Pac-12 commissioner (thanks to more great reporting by Jon Wilner), discuss the tanking Pac-12 Network and what the new commissioner will need to do in order to salvage it, give a few updates on spring football from across the conference, host another theoretical Pac-12 mascot tournament battle plus lots of other topics that have nothing to do with conference athletics at all (like why everyone should pay their credit cards off, then we wouldn’t see terrible Capital One commercials with all the A-list celebrities in them during the tournament).

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including several text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 Basketball Putting on a Show in Indianapolis

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods go where no POC episode has gone before… talking Pac-12 basketball! In this special weekend edition of the Podcast of Champions David and Ryan discuss the hot start for West Coast hoops in the Indianapolis bubble, with UCLA winning it’s first two games, USC, Oregon State & Colorado winning its openers and Oregon advancing due to COVID-19 issues with Virginia Commonwealth.

The guys also talk about the leadership issues Oregon State is dealing with and why the Beavers could have a new university president before long, go over a Pac-12 mascot tournament sent in from a listener and try to come up with non-sports related sponsors for each of the member schools (like Michigan State being sponsored by Rocket Mortgage).

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in!

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Podcast of Champions – Asinus ad lyram plus is Jayden Daniels the top returning Pac-12 QB?

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods didn’t know what the theme of the episode should be, so they went back to the subject line of Hythloday’s email from last week, ‘Asinus ad lyram.’ What does it mean? It really doesn’t matter, right? It just sounded cool so that is the direction the guys went this week.

As far as Pac-12 football topics go, the guys get into the new naming rights deal for Washington State’s football field, Alabama inside linebacker Brandon Kaho transferring to UCLA, USC quarterback Matt Fink hanging up his cleats, more offensive attrition for the Washington Huskies and if Jayden Daniels is the top returning quarterback in the conference.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in!

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