Podcast of Champions – George Kliavkoff chops divisions for title game plus Jimbo Fisher goes nuclear

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are both on the podcast, just not at the same time. The show starts off with Ryan diving into all of the news and notes around the conference and college football starting with the emerging SEC head coaching feud between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher. Saban accused Fisher of buying all of the players in the Aggies’s No. 1 ranked recruiting class and Fisher responded by calling Saban a narcissist that was lashing out because he’s the college football czar that didn’t get his way. Absolutely wonderful college football content in the middle of May.

The big conference news came from commissioner George Kliavkoff on Wednesday when he announced that the Pac-12 Championship Game would no longer feature the top program from the North facing the top program from the South, instead opting for the two teams with the best conference winning percentage regardless of what division they reside in. This new rule would have altered the championship game participants in 5 of the last 11 seasons.

Ryan also addresses the breaking news that Biletnikoff Award winning wide receiver Jordan Addison pulled the trigger and picked the Trojans for his final season in college football.

Dave finishes off the show answering all of the listener questions from the past two weeks plus he talks about the report that stated Chip Kelly’s offensive play cards while at Oregon were meaningless, used only for a distraction for the opponent.

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 spring games wrap up with Cal and Washington

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give a detailed recap of the final two Pac-12 spring games in the conference, California and Washington. Cal is looking at Purdue transfer Jack Plummer to potentially replace POC favorite Chase Garbers while Washington has a three-way QB battle going on to ring in the new Kalen DeBoer era. The guys also breakdown how the conference did in the NFL Draft (not well) with the fewest picks since the conference expanded to 12 teams. UCLA led the way with six players selected and even though Oregon sent the most players to the NFL Combine, the Ducks had just one player selected (though he did go No. 5 overall).

Unfortunately there is more turmoil to talk about at Arizona State with freshman All-American linebacker Eric Gentry leaving for division rival USC and potential All-American defensive tackle Jermayne Lole also hitting the NCAA Transfer Portal. ASU AD Ray Anderson also had some hypocritical things to say about cracking down on cheaters in the conference at the Pac-12 spring meetings according to a report by friend of the pod Bruce Feldman.

There is also discussion about Biletnikoff Awarding winning wide receiver Jordan Addison entering the transfer portal and USC’s involvement in trying to get him to relocate to Los Angeles.

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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Podcast of Champions – Huge spring game weekend in the Pac-12

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give a detailed recap of the bevy of Pac-12 spring games held over the weekend. Half of the conference had various versions of their spring games/practices televised on Saturday with UCLA, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and Washington State on the Pac-12 Networks and USC on ESPN. It was a magical weekend for Ryan, getting to watch so much spring football in one day, and a dreadful day for Dave who had to cover UCLA’s spring practice in person.

The guys dive into the NCAA Transfer Portal, talking about Jon Wilner’s piece on the portal winners and losers in the Pac-12. They also preview the NFL Draft and talk about the four Pac-12 players that are projected to go in Thursday’s first round. 247Sports put out their post-spring top-25 poll and three Pac-12 teams made the cut plus beleaguered NCAA president Mark Emmert has announced he will step down next year (if not sooner).

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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Podcast of Champions – More NCAA Transfer Portal troubles in Tempe plus Oregon State spring game recap

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods breakdown the newest batch of bad news for the Arizona State football program, two prominent players choosing to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal following the conclusion of spring football. Wide receiver Ricky Pearsall (ASU’s top receiver and originally from Tempe) and linebacker Eric Gentry (consensus freshman All-American) have both decided to enter the portal. From SunDevilSource’s Chris Karpman: “They would have been two of the team’s most important players. Things are going from bad to worse for the Sun Devils.”

They also recap the lone spring game for the Pac-12 this past weekend, the Oregon State Beavers. OSU still three healthy quarterbacks now, giving last year’s starter Chance Nolan some competition in practice. The Beavs also have a more aggressive defense under new defensive coordinator Trent Bray. Coming up this weekend there are six more Pac-12 spring games: UCLA, Utah, USC, Colorado, Washington State and Oregon will all be in action on the Pac-12 Networks (except USC will be on ESPN).

Finishing off the show the guys discuss two articles featuring Pac-12 programs this week, the fall of Colorado’s football program over on the Athletic and USC head coach Lincoln Riley talking about life throwing him a curveball over on the Players Tribune.

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 spring game recaps for Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods dive into spring football in the Pac-12 with Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford all hosting their spring games over the weekend shown live on Pac-12 Networks. To be fair, David hates spring games so it is mostly Ryan giving his thoughts on what he saw from the broadcasts, read in the recaps and heard from the players and coaches who talked about how the spring session went. Arizona and Stanford combined for just four wins in 2021 but there is still a lot of optimism on both campuses that these programs can turn things around and have a winning campaign in 2022. Arizona State went 8-5 last season and lost more than half of its coaching staff and its star quarterback Jayden Daniels, but there is optimism in Tempe as well with talk of more team chemistry than ever before for Herm Edwards’ squad.

They also discuss the lone upcoming spring game for the Pac-12 this weekend, the Oregon State Beavers which will be live on Pac-12 Network on Saturday at 11 a.m. PT. Speaking of the Beavers, they missed out on the top remaining quarterback in the NCAA Transfer Portal, former USC and Georgia gunslinger J. T. Daniels. West Virginia won the sweepstakes to land Daniels, so Oregon State will either stick with one of the quarterbacks on the roster or find someone else from the portal before the beginning of May deadline.

Which Pac-12 school has the best tailgating experience? A listener wrote in with his thoughts so Dave and Ryan chime in talking about what they like to do on gamedays at the various Pac-12 schools.

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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Podcast of Champions – Projecting the over/under for Pac-12 football 2022 win totals

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are taking a look at the 2022 Pac-12 football season and projecting the win totals for each team. Our colleagues at 247Sports put out their Pac-12 over/under win totals and the guys go through each program’s schedule and make their prediction for more or less wins than what the line was set at.

They also discuss the breaking news that Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff has decided to do away with the expensive office space in San Francisco and instead is moving the conference into a remote work environment. Friend of the show Jon Wilner wrote that between Larry Smith’s salary and the over the top rent, the Pac-12 spent an extra $70 million over Scott’s tenure, or about $1 million per school per year.

Pac-12 spring games kickoff this week with Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford holding games on Saturday, all of which will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network. We also would like to thank listener Scooter McGavin for emailing us a list of each Pac-12 football coach and describing what type of lover they would be, content you can only get here on the POC.

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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Podcast of Champions – No deep March Madness run for the Pac-12 & spring practice reports

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to put a bow on the Pac-12 2021-2022 college basketball season, with USC losing in the first round and both Arizona and UCLA getting knocked out in the Sweet 16. The guys normally don’t discuss basketball on the podcast (for good reason) and after a major drop-off of listener questions following our previous basketball episode, we can safely say this is the final time basketball becomes an actual topic on the show.

With basketball far in the rearview mirror, we can get to the task at hand, football and off-season nonsense topics like Disney princesses and Civil War generals. Starting with football, Ryan checked out reports from all 12 football programs in the Conference of Champions and passes along what he was able to learn. As of now 8 of the 12 teams have already started spring football practice with three more starting this week and California starting next week.

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 Tournament recap from Las Vegas plus Jayden Daniels heads to LSU

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods do the unthinkable, they talk about Pac-12 basketball! Both of the POC hosts were in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 basketball tournament so the guys give their thoughts on how the top teams looked including the three teams that made it to March Madness, Arizona (No. 1 seed), UCLA (No. 4 seed) and USC (No. 7 seed). Can the Conference of Champions make another run to the Final Four and maybe even cut down the nets for the first time since 1997? We shall see starting on Thursday when the first round of the NCAA Tournament kicks off.

They also talk about former Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels deciding to go to LSU from the NCAA Transfer Portal. Daniels won’t walk into Batten Rouge as the clear starter, but he will have the opportunity to compete for the job and play a very tough SEC schedule down there. Ryan thinks Daniels has a shot to be the man at LSU after the change in scenery while Dave thinks he won’t start a game for his new squad.

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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Podcast of Champions – No CFP Expansion and NIL Money

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods don’t even record at the same time, dropping separate segments due to scheduling conflicts. The guys discuss the decision to not expand the CFP and what’s going on with NIL money.

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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Podcast of Champions – The official post-season top-10 POC listener rankings

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods don’t really have much to talk about after finishing off their off-season reports for all of the Pac-12 football programs over the past three weeks. Luckily, superfan Shane provided us with a topic to discuss this week, his list of post-season top-10 POC listeners (which instantly becomes the official Podcast of Champions list since both Ryan and Dave certainly don’t remember who writes into the show every week). Once again Shane did a nice job composing the most notable people to take part in the show in 2021, tabulating all of the data and presenting it with colorful prose so the two hosts don’t have to do anything but read it.

The guys also discuss the pending B1G television rights deal that, according to reports, will surpass the $1 billion mark for a single year (remember Larry Scott was proud of $3 billion over 12 years before), the status of UCLA’s defensive coordinator vacancy, a big name in the NCAA Transfer Portal and even a little about the upcoming Pac-12 basketball tournament (not long though, no worries).

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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