The Solid Verbal is a twice-weekly college football podcast with Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein. It continues through the regular season, post-season, and off-season, because people don't just love college football, they live it.
Ty and Dan take a look at the biggest offseason transactions, from coaching moves to transactions and more, and discuss how they’ll impact the short- and long-term college football landscape. Plus, an important, emotional ranking of Disney and Pixar movies.
Ty and Dan touch base with Brandon Huffman from 247Sports and recap the 2018-19 recruiting cycle. Who are the instant impact players in this year’s class? What teams surprised (and disappointed)? Where were battle lines drawn on the recruiting trail, and which programs are gaining momentum for future classes?
Ty and Dan empty the mailbag and discuss dynasties in college football, the development of five-star quarterbacks, the short-term outlook for USC, and more. Plus, weird weather, Chili’s dating tips, and relationship tips, and a very special bit of breaking news.
Dan is joined by Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples to jump around the SEC to diagnose what exactly happened in 2018 and what it may mean moving forward. This means discussions about South Carolina’s defense, Mizzou’s secret quality, Mississippi State getting better at QB, Florida needing more defensive talent, and Texas A&M’s potential, among many other conference topics.
Ty and Dan take a critical look back at their Fantasy Things picks from August and break down where they were right, wrong, and blissfully ignorant. Plus, Kyler Murray’s NFL declaration, Justin Fields’s transfer to Ohio State, the halcyon days of of Kliff Kingsbury at USC, and much more.
Ty and Dan walk back through Clemson’s dominant win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship and relive Trevor Lawrence’s legendary performance, Brent Venables’ brilliant scheme, and the adaptability of Dabo Swinney’s offense as the Tigers completed an incredible 15-0 season.
Ty and Dan set the stage for the College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson and Alabama, and examine each team’s journey, the most interesting matchups, and the keys to victory for both teams.
Ty and Dan recap the live mascot brouhaha at the Sugar Bowl, Texas’s big upset of Georgia, Ohio State’s sendoff of Urban Meyer, Trace McSorley’s broken-or-maybe-not-broken foot, the end of the UCF unbeaten streak, and more. Plus, Manny Diaz’s quick return to Miami, Dana Holgorsen’s move to Houston, Brian Kelly rumors, and the Redbox Bowl’s Cheez-It Bowl moment.
Ty and Dan recap Clemson’s resounding victory over Notre Dame, Alabama’s triumph over Oklahoma, and the inevitability of the College Football Playoff National Championship. Plus, a quick walk back through the highlights and lowlights from bowl season thus far, including a mesmerizing look back at the Cheez-It Bowl, record performances by Auburn and Army, the straight up cancellation of the First Responder Bowl, and much more.