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Yahoo Sports NCAA experts Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde break down the latest college football & college basketball news with their unique blend of analysis, investigative journalism and eclectic humor. There will be overreactions, there will be beer, there will be reptiles, mascot fights, Florida Man stories & fast-food wars. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Two of America's leading sports journalists, Dan Wetzel and Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports bring you the "Wetzel to Forde Daily Podcast," discussing everything in sports in a right-size, Monday-to-Friday daily package. Prepared in time for your morning commute, workout or wherever you’re trying to get to, this podcast will help you to form your own opinion on the day’s sports headlines.
 
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Chad Brendel and David Simone are joined by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo.com to discuss the Cincinnati Bearcats run to the CFP, the meeting with Alabama, the landscape in CFB, what a Cincinnati win would mean for the sport and much more. Chad and Dave then spend some time on UC basketball finishing the non-conference schedule at 10-3 and spend a little more…
 
Chad Brendel and David Simone dive deep into the coaching carousel as news broke on Thursday that CB coach Perry Eliano was moving on to Ohio State. What does it mean for Luke Fickell's program? And could an old friend be a good fit to fill the void? The talk then turns to the 2022 roster and how the BCJ staff feels about where they will stand in 2…
 
All good things must come to an end, they say. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, and SI's Pat Forde are together for one final show before Pete heads to ESPN... The trio breaks down the latest on the expanded playoffs and the QB transfer portal before putting a cap on the football season with our year-end awards show. Pat and Dan will be back next week, so …
 
The Georgia Bulldogs finally beat the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide to claim the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night. The 41-year wait is over for the Dawgs. Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde break it all down on a late-night edition of the College Football Enquirer podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
After a promising week of games for the basketball team and breaking news left and right for the football team, there is no better time for the Danco Transmission Bearcat Bounce Podcast. Brent Young, Aaron Smith and Chad Brendel discuss the domination of SMU, the thrilling loss at Memphis and the uplifting outlook for the rest of the basketball sea…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde preview the SEC title game rematch, this time for all the marbles, between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide. What can Kirby Smart do to avoid another blowout like the Dawgs experienced in Atlanta? Before they get to the game though, the guys dive into Caleb Williams decision to leave OU an…
 
Chad Brendel and David Simone put a cap on the Cotton Bowl loss to Alabama. What went wrong and why as Cincinnati saw the best season in program history meet its match against the standard-bearer in the sport. Talk then turns to staff changes, the transfer portal impact on 2022 and how the program navigates the unknown going forward. All that and m…
 
Following the closure of the best season in football program history there is no better time for the Danco Transmission Bearcat Bounce Podcast. Brent Young, Aaron Smith and Chad Brendel discuss the College Football Playoff loss to Alabama at length, breakdown some storylines to track for the offseason and forecast the impact that Ivan Pace will hav…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde break down the amazing Saturday of football we all enjoyed to ring in 2022. From Ohio State's shootout win in the Rose Bowl to Oklahoma State's thrilling comeback over Notre Dame, the guys have you covered. Pat, Pete and Dan open the pod though with the controversy swirling around college football involvin…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde taped a late-night edition of the podcast recapping the College Football Playoff semifinals. In the Cotton Bowl, Alabama rolled newcomer Cincinnati 27-6 and in the Orange Bowl, we saw Georgia dismantle Michigan 34-11. What is the next possible step to make the playoff semifinals more interesting? Can we fi…
 
The time has finally come for Chad and David to talk some actual football. On the CFP Preview edition of the BCJ Podcast the guys talk about Alabama playing the disrespect card, how UC slows Bama's premier pass rusher Will Anderson, can the Bearcats run the ball enough to keep the Tide honest plus a whole lot more Cotton Bowl breakdown. We finish w…
 
Game week for the biggest showdown in Cincinnati football program history means there is no better time for the Danco Transmission Bearcat Bounce Podcast. With such a special week on tap, the legend Jim Kelly graced the pod with his presence to break down everything about the special season and the Cotton Bowl this Friday against Alabama. Brent You…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde hope you all had an amazing holiday. The guys are back from the break and ready to pick the college football playoff semifinals along with the rest of the New Year's Day bowl matchups. Will the Bearcats shock the world? Will UGA bounce back from the SEC title game? New BetMGM customers who bet $1 on ANY ga…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, and SI's Pat Forde react to Texas A&M dropping out of the Gator Bowl due to a COVID-19 outbreak and the college football playoff postponement rules. Can we expect more teams dropping out of bowl games? The guys also preview the college football playoff semifinals in the Cotton and Orange Bowls. Pete has officially...talked …
 
With Christmas around the corner, the basketball team collecting two more wins and football prepping for the biggest game in program history there is no better time for the Danco Transmission Bearcat Bounce Podcast. Brent Young, Aaron Smith and Chad Brendel talk about the adversity of finding a new opponent in short notice for the basketball team, …
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde ask would former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer ever return to college football? Is he even hirable at this point? The guys also recap the amazing first few days of bowl season before picking another great group of games. From the Cheez-it Bowl to the Peach Bowl, we have you covered here at Co…
 
What do you know Bearcat Journal has another podcast?In the Inaugural episode of the Bearcat Journal Recruiting Show hosts Mick Walker and Chad Brendel sit down with 247Sports national recruiting analyst Cooper Petagna to talk about Cincinnati's 2022 recruiting class and his time in Clifton.Petagna is a former college recruiting staffer that has sp…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde recap an all-time classic national signing day. We had a flip of all flips as the Rivals #1 player in the country, Travis Hunter, spurned FSU for Jackson State and Deion Sanders. Welcome to the NIL era. How big of a commitment was Hunter’s for HBCUs in general? The guys go through the top-25 and break down…
 
Following a tough loss for the basketball team and a memorable award week for the football team, there is no better time for the Danco Transmission Bearcat Bounce Podcast. Brent Young, Aaron Smith and Chad Brendel discuss the difficult 83-63 defeat in the Crosstown Shootout at length, take a glance at the season outlook and a quick scope of confere…
 
We don't conduct many interviews here at College Football Enquirer, but when late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel agrees to chat his new LA Bowl... you just have to do it. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde react to Oregon's hire of Danny Lanning before Dan sits down with Kimmel for a great time. The guys also pick the entire early bowl s…
 
A report has surfaced saying Oregon has asked permission to speak to UCLA coach Chip Kelly. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde react to Kelly potentially returning to the Ducks. The guys also break down recent comments from conference commissioners on the expanded playoff, non-conference scheduling, and 'protecting the bowl system.' Can we …
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde react to the Miami Hurricanes hiring of former Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal. Is he finally the man the bring the U back? Who will the Ducks target? Notre Dame also introduced their new head coach, Marcus Freeman. Can he take the Irish to the next level of recruiting? The guys also dive into the transf…
 
An invitation to the College Football Playoff following a second consecutive AAC Championship victory means that it is time to welcome the Goat Brady Collins back to the Danco Transmission & Auto Care Bearcat Bounce Podcast. Brady takes a deep dive into everything that is going on in the football program as they break through the crust of the elite…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde dive into the hot off the presses College Football Playoff field. What Alabama team will show up? Can Cincinnati play the underdog role to perfection? The guys also react to Oklahoma's impending hire of Brent Venables from Clemson while Miami is trying to poach Mario Cristobal from Oregon... without an AD …
 
Chad Brendel and David Simone discuss the recent developments in the coaching carousel with Marcus Freeman next in line at Notre Dame and Luke Fickell standing pat to remain the coach at Cincinnati going forward. Talk moves to the AAC Championship Game with Houston on Saturday before finishing up with some hoops talk and our typical random nonsense…
 
Before Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde finish off the Race for the Case picks against the spread, they react to Notre Dame promoting DC Marcus Freeman as their next head coach. The CFP committee met yesterday in Dallas and there are still roadblocks for expansion. When can we expect to see 12 teams? The trio then picks the SEC, Big 12, B…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde are back together and ready to continue to dive into the coaching carousel turning. What is the latest from Oklahoma and Notre Dame? We also break down the Washington and Virginia Tech hires. The penultimate college football playoff rankings dropped tonight and needless to say... the fellas have some thoug…
 
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! Dan Wetzel and SI's Pat Forde react to the wildest coaching carousel of all time as Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, on the verge of a potential playoff berth, leaves for the SEC and LSU. Where do the Irish turn? The guys also continue their dive into the fallout of Lincoln Riley to USC and OU's upcoming search. See acas…
 
With breaking news left and right and the football team heading to the AAC Championship for the 3rd straight season, there is no better time for the Bearcat Bounce Podcast presented by Danco Transmission. Brent Young, Aaron Smith and Chad Brendel navigate the new coaching vacancy at Notre Dame, rehash the ECU game and look forward to the 2021 AAC C…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde kick things off by reacting to the bombshell news out of Oklahoma where Lincoln Riley is heading to USC to take over the program. Florida also announced their new hire as Lousiana head coach Billy Napier is headed for the Swamp. Who could have seen this coming? Oh... and we have a couple of football games …
 
Chad Brendel and David Simone discuss the CFI rankings, Cincinnati moving up to #4, the win over SMU and looking ahead to Friday afternoon in Greenville before talking some hoops after the impressive two days in Kansas City for Wes Miller's squad. We finish up with our disdain for most Thanksgiving food with Dave wondering why it all has to be mush…
 
The Race for the Case and the football season is coming to a close with rivalry week. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde pick every big matchup ahead of rivalry week. Will Michigan finally top Ohio State? Can Auburn ruin Bama's CFP hopes? New BetMGM customers who bet $1 on ANY game will receive $100 in free bets added to their account. You …
 
The wildest coaching carousel we have ever seen is off and running. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde play match-makers and predict who the blue-blood programs will target. We have three hate-filled matchups with playoff implications this weekend. The guys dive into Ohio State traveling to Michigan, Bama heading to Auburn and Oklahoma Stat…
 
After Wes Miller became the first coach in Cincinnati basketball history to win the first 5 games of his tenure with an upset win against #14 Illinois in the Hall of Fame Classic there is no better time for the Bearcat Bounce Podcast. Brent Young, Aaron Smith and Chad Brendel break down the 71-51 eye opening victory, discuss the highlight players a…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde react to the week 12 college football slate... where has this season gone? First up, Ohio State looked like one of the best teams in the country dominating Michigan State for four quarters. Should the Spartans regret the contract they just handed Mel Tucker? In the SEC, Dan Mullen was let go by Florida aft…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, and SI's Pat Forde pick every big game against the spread from the week 12 college football slate. We have two massive matchups with playoff implications on tap. First up, Big Ten powers Ohio State and Michigan State battle it out for a shot at the division title. In the Pac-12, Utah and Oregon fight it out for a spot in th…
 
With David Simone taking a personal day to laugh it up, Chad Brendel is joined by Justin Williams of the Athletic. The show opens with former UNC standout Marcus Ginyard discussing his trip to Cincinnati to watch former teammate and close friend Wes Miller orchestrate his second game as the head coach of his new program. We put a lid on the SMU gam…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde react to the wildest coaching carousel season we have ever seen. Virginia Tech is on the hunt for a new coach. Who are the names on the hot board? Fellow ACC members Miami just parted ways with their athletic director. Who will replace Manny Diaz? The guys also preview the pivotal Ohio State vs Michigan St…
 
As the competition gets ready to kick up another notch for the 10-0 Cincinnati Bearcats football team there is no better time for the Bearcat Bounce Podcast. David Simone joins the pod to break down the win against USF, the upcoming matchup with SMU and the general college football landscape. Brent Young, Aaron Smith and Chad Brendel then discuss t…
 
Texas... is still not back. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde react to the plethora of pain that occurred around the college football world on Saturday. First up, the Oklahoma Sooners took their first loss of the season as the Baylor Bears have seemingly knocked them out of the playoff race. Across the Red River, Texas lost their 5th game …
 
As we work out way through the final month of the season, Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde break down the biggest college football games this weekend before locking up their picks of the week. Will Purdue dispatch yet another top-5 opponent? What do the guys think will happen in the massive SEC West tilt between the Aggies and the Rebels?…
 
Chad Brendel and David Simone get things rolling with a recap of the basketball season-opening win against Evansville to kick off the Wes Miller era. Recruiting analyst Mick Walker joins to talk the commitments of 4 star 2023 LB Trevor Carter and 3 star 2022 QB Luther Richesson plus a peek into what's left for the 2022 class and focus turning to 20…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde react to the Nebraska Cornhuskers decision to keep Scott Frost around for his 5th season. Is there any hope for the once-mighty Huskers? The guys also preview the two massive tilts in the Big Ten as Ohio State takes on giant-killers Purdue while Michigan heads to Penn State. Can Jim Harbaugh and company fi…
 
Following one of the more memorable days in Cincinnati Bearcats football program history there is no better time for the Bearcat Bounce Podcast. The Athletic Senior Writer David Ubben joined the pod to discuss his time in Clifton, the College GameDay experience, the national perception of the Bearcats and the general talking points of the College F…
 
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel & SI's Pat Forde recap all the wild happenings from around the college football world following week 10. The guys begin with the playoff picture. Will a team come from way back to make a run at the title? The guys also take a look at the current SEC hot seat and Dan Mullen of the Florida Gators. Will UF be the next big-name …
 
Chad Brendel and David Simone discuss the opening CFP rankings, and why Dave has refused to allow them to take away from his enjoyment of this season. The BCJ duo follows with a brief recap of the Tulane win before looking ahead to the meeting with Tulsa and what it means to have GameDay on campus for the first time in program history. We end with …
 
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