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Join ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis and Senior Writer Pete Thamel, as well as many of GameDay’s key analysts and contributors, as they discuss and debate the biggest stories and break down the biggest games in college football, while also leaning into the key basketball moments and storylines as well. With episodes Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays in the fall, and a year-round weekly presence this is the place to be for the college sports fan.

Join ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis and Senior Writer Pete Thamel, as well as many of GameDay’s key analysts and contributors, as they discuss and debate the biggest stories and break down the biggest games in college football, while also leaning into the key basketball moments and storylines as well. With episodes Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays in the fall, and a year-round weekly presence this is the place to be for the college sports fan.

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Bristol, CT

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Join ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis and Senior Writer Pete Thamel, as well as many of GameDay’s key analysts and contributors, as they discuss and debate the biggest stories and break down the biggest games in college football, while also leaning into the key basketball moments and storylines as well. With episodes Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays in the fall, and a year-round weekly presence this is the place to be for the college sports fan.

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English

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ESPN Viewer Response ESPN Plaza Bristol, CT 06010 1-888-549-3776


Episodes

Conference Championship Picks; Suspend Disbelief; Obscure Conference Injury Updates

12/2/2022
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly make their conference championship picks in the Race for the Ribeye and discuss the case for hiring a football coach before hiring an athletic director, if Scott Frost will get another shot in the AAC, if Utah can score enough against USC, pucker power in the Big 12 title game, the MAC championship eluding Ohio, if Stetson Bennett IV can add an SEC title to his resume, if Tulane can punch a Cotton Bowl ticket, the Boise State turnaround, if anyone...

Duration:01:07:35

Frustrations of the Rich; Dry Town Skepticism; Purple Tie

11/30/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss the lack of good options for the playoff if one of the top four loses this weekend, which of the top four is most likely to be upset, intense Irish interest in the quarterback market, Hudson Card entering the transfer portal, Hugh Freeze’s introduction at Auburn, what’s keeping Pete’s phone alive and if Deion Sanders would take the Colorado job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:25

Metaphorical Field Goal; Lost Composure; All Steak and No Sizzle; The Daddy of Transition Teams

11/28/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss the possibility of the season going out with a whimper during championship weekend, if TCU’s playoff spot is secure even if it loses to Kansas State, Michigan squeezing the life out of Ohio State, Pete taking calls about the Auburn job on Saturday morning during the show, if producer Sara is happier now with Nebraska hiring Matt Rhule than when Scott Frost was hired, why Wisconsin pivoted from Jim Leonhard to Luke Fickell, South Carolina’s two week...

Duration:00:56:07

Week 13 Picks; Hawaiian Thanksgiving; Regression to the Mean Game; Apple Cup Slices

11/24/2022
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly make their Week 13 picks in the Race for the Ribeye and discuss essential items on their Thanksgiving dinner plate, the nastiness of the Egg Bowl, the best game on Friday, rooting for silliness in N.C. State-North Carolina, how the red zone will determine The Game, Auburn’s annual Iron Bowl crusade, Rece’s Nick Saban impression, seeing the path but not getting there with Notre Dame over USC, and Washington-Washington State to close the weekend. Learn...

Duration:00:59:39

Winner Taking Most; Run Pass Boat Moat; Unpredictable Auburn Factor

11/23/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss the historic moment and the enormous stakes in Ohio State-Michigan, the synchronization of Michigan’s offensive line, if Marvin Harrison Jr. could be the top draft pick in 2024, Drew Henson getting heckled playing minor league baseball in Columbus, the path to victory for Michigan, Ryan Day not running the Lamborghini into the ditch, if Notre Dame could make things interesting against USC, Kansas extending Lance Leipold, swirling Lane Kiffin to Auburn...

Duration:01:03:08

Georgia Frailties; All For Pot Stirring; Catastrophic Mistakes; Evolving Organisms

11/21/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss the lack of space between the top teams in the sport, Caleb Williams’ sensational night, Max Duggan saving TCU again, the most stunning single game performance of the season, Oklahoma State falling off a cliff, watching games together on the flight home from Bozeman, Georgia lacking an aura of infallibility, if a potential one-loss Ohio State is a lock for the playoff, a good day for LSU and Dumb Loses More Than Smart Wins. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:01:07:25

Week 12 Picks; World Cup Comps; Pulling the Tarps; Floyd of Rosedale

11/18/2022
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly make their Week 10 picks in the Race for the Ribeye and discuss who you should pick in your World Cup pool, how the Netherlands are Chizik-esque transition defense, a relatively concise way to figure out the Big Ten West, UConn exceeding projections, tension and pettiness with Iowa-Minnesota, the lack of defensive advantage in USC-UCLA and the beleaguered Houston Cougars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:00

“I Don’t Really Care;” New Long Johns; Meat Grinder Process; Orange Bowl Accomplishment

11/16/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Pete’s birthday plans, faux outrage from LSU fans, nobody knowing when college basketball season starts, if they wrote off Clemson from College Football Playoff contention too early, where chaos may strike this weekend, Illinois matching up with Michigan, whether the bowl games should pay the players and Dumb Loses More Than Smart Wins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:52

Tragedy at Virginia; Won A Different Way; Game of the Year Candidate; Local Hunk of Meat

11/14/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel lead the show talking about the a former University of Virginia football player killing three current players on Sunday. This podcast was recorded was recorded early on Monday morning. The, the guys discuss Texas-TCU turning into a defensive struggle, the Horned Frogs answering the bell and winning a different way, the Longhorns’ offensive disappearing act, TCU responding to a different way of doing things under Sonny Dykes, if Michigan will be punished for its...

Duration:00:56:25

Week 11 Picks; Only Wrong Predictions; Never Change Big Ten West; Quarterback Crush

11/11/2022
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly make their Week 10 picks in the Race for the Ribeye and discuss the Bill Connelly System, why the top four teams will be unhappy in the expanded playoff, Purdue falling apart, Alabama lacking an edge on the road, Tulane’s defensive turnaround, Iowa and Wisconsin finding a rhythm, transfer quarterbacks galore in Oregon-Washington, Baylor hitting its stride, the last game they’d put money on this week, Rece’s love for Drake Maye, and interesting...

Duration:01:09:01

Winter Hats; New No. 1; TCU in Danger?; LSU Handling Success

11/9/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Pete’s absence from Monday’s show, Rece commanding the pulpit, the latest batch of College Football Playoff rankings, if the CFP will have its first semifinal rematch, how Rece irked Tennessee fans, Jalen Carter swallowing linemen whole, the numbers’ infatuation with Texas, a hypothetical line for TCU-Oregon at a neutral site, what Liberty beating Arkansas does for Hugh Freeze and if it’s too early for Christmas coffee cups at Dunkin. Learn more about your...

Duration:01:02:07

College Football’s Standard Bearer; Dude’s Good; Brian Kelly Officially Adopted; Addressing Staleness

11/7/2022
Rece Davis rides solo today with Pete Thamel ailing on the sidelines. Rece discusses his feeling riding into Sanford Stadium on Saturday, Georgia putting Tennessee in its place, Stetson Bennett IV being Georgia’s heartbeat, Brian Kelly’s official adoption by the LSU fam-uh-lee, the interesting dynamic and power structure in the SEC, Alabama and Clemson looking stale, and TCU succeeding after addressing its own staleness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:35

Week 10 Picks; Baller Position; Giant Number in Death Valley; Teams After Playing Perfect

11/4/2022
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly make their Week 10 picks in the Race for the Ribeye and discuss a new position for Brock Bowers on the depth chart, a weeknight edition of Pac-12 After Dark, how many points are needed to win between Tennessee and Georgia, why Bill is mad at the College Football Playoff committee, if LSU can stay on schedule, a pivotal point in Texas’ season, the DJU coda game, why Clemson shouldn’t be in the top four, Tulane being in an expanded CFP and if some of...

Duration:00:45:48

Tennessee Arrives at No. 1; Vibrant Available Field; MACtion Over the World Series; Future of the West

11/2/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Tennessee at No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff ranking, if an SEC champion could miss the playoff, when Rece first sees the rankings, Pete’s Tuesday night watching MACtion, Illinois’ path to the playoff, how the Volunteers will line up against Brock Bowers, a vote of confidence in Tennessee’s offense against Georgia defense from coaches around the sport, if they’re just picking at Georgia’s flaws and a huge test for Jayden Daniels against...

Duration:00:59:00

TRICK OR TREAT: Auburn Fires Bryan Harsin

10/31/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Auburn relieving Bryan Harsin of his head coaching duties, where fits among great moments in Auburn dysfunction, pervasive issues within the program, how the school treated Harsin during the offseason, an Alabama obsession causing problems, candidates for the job, Rece’s advice for Lane Kiffin, needing a little back-slap to make it on the Plains and which school should send a moving truck to pick up Harsin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:29:32

Pivotal Moments in the Regime; Battle in the Trenches; Beauty of College Football

10/31/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel recap their time at Jackson State and share the impact of the changes Deion Sanders has made. Then, they break down the biggest news in college football including the Michigan-Michigan State brawl in the Big House and the challenges facing Mel Tucker moving forward. Next, they discuss Steve Sarkisian’s public apology to Longhorn nation and Hypnotoad strikes again. Later, they discuss the new media deal for the Big 12 and share their predictions of who the committee...

Duration:01:09:16

Week 9 Picks; All Glory to Hypnotoad; Down to the Cuticles

10/28/2022
Rece Davis Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly make their Week 9 picks in the Race for the Ribeye and discuss when Bill’s formula becomes his gut, if Ohio State is weakness free, a possible low scoring slobber-knocker in the Carrier Dome, Adrian Martinez earning everyone’s trust, Cincinnati’s 19-game AAC winning streak and a massive test for Tennessee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:26

Deion Curious; Soul Searching and Change; A Beautiful Muddle

10/26/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Pete turning off Rece’s ranking show to watch Netflix, what they’re excited to see in Jackson this weekend, Pete’s side trip to Hattiesburg for a Thursday night game, if Penn State will test Ohio State’s defense, an interesting moment in time for Michigan State, the contrast in pace between Kentucky and Tennessee, South Carolina’s strong start and more on the messes at Texas A&M and Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:11

The Rece Davis Principle; Reestablishing The Basement; Boom Box Classic

10/24/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel look back at Week 8 to discuss if Oregon could sneak back into the College Football Playoff, the Rece Davis Principle, their favorite part of the weekend in Eugene, Bo Nix’s redemption arc, Clemson’s quarterback change, Texas A&M needing a jackhammer and a shovel, GameDay heading to Jackson State, when Deion Sanders could make the jump to a Power 5 job, and Dumb Loses More Than Smart Wins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:16

Week 8 Picks; Ain’t Played Nobody-itis; Vegas Juice

10/21/2022
Rece Davis Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly make their Week 8 picks in the Race for the Ribeye and discuss Bill dragging everyone into the mud with his picks, inclusion vs. meritocracy with the College Football Playoff, if Syracuse can move the ball on Clemson, Ole Miss’ ham-and-egg start, Oregon’s upswing, how much they trust Texas, the collection of tailbacks in Penn State-Minnesota, sticking with preseason hunches, and TCU’s winning streak against ranked teams. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:45:15