Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast by discussing the College Football Playoff semifinals, which playoff quarterback they'd take to win one game, and the head coaches and assistants on the move. Next, Heather Dinich hops on (34:48) following the last CFP ranking to talk about how championship games are very important to the committee, why she can't imagine the playoff expanding anytime soon and the changes she'd make to college football. Later, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan joins the pod (53:31) to discuss the bowl selection process, LSU-Oklahoma and his thoughts on playoff expansion.
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Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb vs. LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. just might top the list of intriguing bowl-game battles.
- USF hires Clemson OC Scott as new head coach
- No. 2 Buckeyes open as underdogs to Clemson
- CFP set: No. 1 LSU gets OU; OSU vs. Clemson
- Orgeron: 'Doesn't matter' if LSU is No. 1 in CFP
LSU's record-setting quarterback holds his spot atop our rankings as the Heisman front-runner. Justin Fields, Chase Young and Jalen Hurts follow.
Kevin Negandhi and Kirk Herbstreit kick off the podcast discussing Herbie's insane travel schedule last week, if the committee got it right between No. 1 and No. 2, LSU's defensive awakening, why Clemson might be even better this season than last, Jalen Hurts' playoff experience and Joe Burrow running away with the Heisman (20:32). Later, the guys get into their initial thoughts on the playoff matchups (29:14), which other bowl games jumped off the slate, Herbie's interview with Tua Tagovailoa and his parents (35:39), coaching moves (45:20) and listener questions.
The top four playoff teams are set thanks to upsets, blowouts and near misses. But how would an expanded playoff format look?
Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott has been hired as South Florida's new head coach.
We can't believe we are about to say this, but ... thank you, College Football Playoff selection committee. You've given college football fans two must-see semifinal matchups.
Here's what we're expecting to see when No. 1 LSU takes on No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 2 Ohio State faces No. 3 Clemson.
The best and worst parts of the season for LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma en route to all four teams reaching the College Football Playoff.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are underdogs against defending national champion Clemson heading into the College Football Playoff.
No. 1 LSU will face No. 4 Oklahoma, and No. 2 Ohio State will play No. 3 Clemson, as decided by the College Football Playoff rankings committee Sunday.
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FPI predictions for semifinal matchups: LSU has a 67% chance to beat Oklahoma Ohio State has a 54% chance to beat Clemson
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Chance to win the national championship, per FPI. 1. LSU 29% 2. Ohio State 35% 3. Clemson 28% 4. Oklahoma 9%
It's College Football Playoff and bowl season. Here's how SP+ sees everyone stacking up heading into the postseason.
After his team beat Georgia in the SEC championship game on Saturday, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said it "doesn't matter" where the College Football Playoff selection committee sees fit to rank the Tigers.