Dave Revsine from the Big Ten Network joins Steve and me to give a brief history of the network and its role in shaping college athletics, Ohio State’s playoff chances, the best rivalries, and, pulling from his book The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation, what the game’s past might tell us about its future. Steve and Dave share some laughs over their athletic “careers” in Dublin, and Steve and I preview Saturday’s biggest games.
Which teams control their own destiny to reach the college football playoff? Who has the edge in the Big 12: Baylor or TCU? Will you be able to wait until Friday for the podcast’s first guest?
My brother Steve has been upgraded from “guest” to “co-host” in just one week. We discuss the new playoff rankings, our projections for this weekend and beyond, what makes a good athletic director, and those terrifying masks you may have seen on College GameDay.