Interim host and DCTF managing editor Greg Tepper welcomes in former host David Ubben to go into detail on the two cover subjects of the 2018 summer edition, the most interesting college football storylines that emerged from this year's research and interviews, and how we'll survive without Ubben now that he's moved to Tennessee to work for The Athletic.
Ben Baby of the Dallas Morning News drops by the studio to discuss the areas where Jimbo Fisher will have to work the hardest to improve his roster, the Aggies' quarterback battle, how Jimbo is changing how the program is run, what it will take for A&M fans to be happy come the 2018 bowl season and which high profile arrivals will make impacts around the state at FBS programs.
volume_upGodley coach Duke Dalton, Burkburnett coach Jason Meng, 2A Division I Region I and II lookahead, and an incredible collection — Episode 561 (May 22, 2018)
The guys listen to Matt Stepp's conversations with Godley coach Duke Dalton and Burkburnett coach Jason Meng, offer a way-too-early look at 2A Division I's Regions I and II, and discuss the incredible collection of Texas Football magazines that got delivered yesterday.
David Ubben is joined by guest co-host Ishmael Johnson of DCTF to discuss Johnny Football's exodus to Canada to play for ex-SMU coach June Jones. David also explains why Arizona and Arizona State coming to the Big 12 makes sense for both parties, why fear is not a factor in the Lone Star Cold War and what the Supreme Court's decision on sports gambling means for the future of college sports.
David Ubben is joined by guest co-host Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports to look ahead to 2018 in Texas and take a closer look at the newest member of the Texas Longhorns. Feldman also offers some insight into Mike Leach's acting days and coaching tree, what went wrong with Sonny Dykes at Cal and why it may be different at SMU. Dykes joins the show to talk about his arrival and what lies ahead for the Mustangs on his watch.
Baylor coach Matt Rhule sits down to discuss the past and future at Baylor, his new tradition for the program and much more. David Ubben and guest co-host Sam Khan of ESPN.com break down last weekend's NFL Draft and look ahead at what we can expect from Houston, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
Texas coach Tom Herman joins this week's The Republic of Football, driven by the helpful North Texas Honda dealers. Texas DE Charles Omenihu and TE Andrew Beck also join the show. David Ubben and guest co-host Ishmael Johnson talk about the Longhorns' spring game, David's visit to SMU and preview the NFL Draft. They also look back at Baylor's odd history of NFL busts, the future of an NCAA Football video game and how a food court is revolutionizing marriages across Texas.
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury joins the show to talk about his job status, his vision for this team and those he'd like to coach in the future. Plus, he comes clean about a rumored shrine to Britney Spears in his locker back when he was Mike Leach's quarterback in 2002. The Austin American-Statesman's Brian Davis joins as a guest co-host to defend Lubbock from its critics and break down what went wrong for Texas last year and what expectations should be for 2018. Plus, they discuss the Austin food scene and David drops a chicken and waffles take.
Houston coach Major Applewhite joins this week's show to talk about his controversial hiring of Kendal Briles, building a program at UH and the week he spent on Tom Herman's couch during his year away from football. David Ubben and guest co-host Shehan Jeyarajah of Big 12 DieHards talk about their observations from Texas Tech's Saturday scrimmage, RGIII's return to an NFL roster and Baylor's prospects for improvement in Year 2 under Matt Rhule. They also argue about Whataburger.