ESPN College GameDay

ESPN

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.

Location:

Bristol, CT

Networks:

ESPN

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@espnu

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Volume of Information; Give Me a Guy; Modestly Aware of Signing Day

2/2/2023
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Seth Greenberg’s bit at the top of GameDay broadcast, if Stetson Bennett made a mistake not going to the Senior Bowl, scouting the people not players, whiffing on Josh Rosen, the most underrated part of Jalen Hurts’ development, if they were aware of National Signing Day and who’s popping at the Senior Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:51

Rick Barnes; Will He Always Take Out The Trash?; Alabama OC Situation; Incentivized to Stay

1/26/2023
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Rece’s time in Syracuse, a flaw in Drake Maye’s scouting report and what Nick Saban may do with Bill O’Brien heading to the Patriots. Then, Rick Barnes stops by to talk about when he stopped using a whistle, what’s going through his mind before games, facing Texas, the transformation of basketball culture at Tennessee, and why the “football school” or “basketball school” label doesn’t matter. Later, the guys get into if there will be a first-time champion...

Duration:00:56:35

Offseason Reading; Serial Flirt; Draft Crush; Modestly Divisive

1/19/2023
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Pete’s gift to Rece, what’s happening at Arkansas, TCU hiring Kendal Briles and Jaden Rashada wanting out of Florida because his NIL deal fell through. Then, ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller stops by to talk about Jim Harbaugh staying at Michigan, Rece’s Jaguar fandom, where he stands on Will Levis and CJ Stroud answering questions in the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:20

Dynasty Established; TCU Subnarrative; Offseason of Relentless Optimism

1/10/2023
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel are in the bowels of SoFi Stadium, looking back at a 65-7 Georgia win over TCU to repeat as national champions. They discuss the moment being too big for the Horned Frogs, Georgia’s vibe on the podium, Rece dropping TCU to No. 6 in his AP ballot and the Bulldogs being the favorite to three-peat. Later, they get into a way-too-early Top 25, where things stand with Alabama and their 2023 College Football Playoff teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:35:34

USC’s Meltdown; Penn State Cul-De-Sac; Stopping TCU; Bennett’s Give-A-Damn

1/4/2023
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and David Pollack discuss whether USC has a scheme or a talent problem on defense, Lincoln Riley’s job of building for the Big Ten, if this Rose Bowl win is a potential jumping off point for Penn State, Mississippi State winning for Mike Leach, if Max Duggan can replicate CJ Stroud’s performance against Georgia, how TCU can out-physical the Bulldogs and Stetson Bennett letting it rip in big moments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:53

Recapping the CFP Semifinals; Michigan What-Ifs; Big 12 Credibility; Rose Bowl Reset

1/1/2023
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss a remarkable day for college football, what they’ll remember about the College Football Playoff semifinals 10 years from now, Michigan’s ill-fated Philly Special, Stetson Bennett’s perfect fourth quarter, early thoughts on a Georgia-TCU title game, CJ Stroud’s epic performance in a losing effort, the end of an era for the Rose Bowl, Kevin Warren’s candidacy to run the Bears, and whether Jim Harbaugh and Ryan Day will stick around. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:16:24

Joe Horned Frog; Michigan’s Superpower; Dead Fish and Squealers; Semifinal & Bowl Picks

12/28/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss TCU against Michigan in the College Football Playoff semifinal, Max Duggan having some Jim Harbaugh in him, Michigan being in complete alignment and how the Horned Frog defense could trip up the Wolverines. Then, Bill Connelly stops by to talk about if TCU can force Michigan to throw the ball, if we’ll get a classic game in the semifinals, which team can pull an upset and Pete's bonus lookahead question. Plus, the guys pick the semifinals, and the rest of...

Duration:01:20:33

Elmo’s NIL Value; Confident or Shaken?; Bulldog Bandwagon; Buc-ee’s Gift Cards

12/26/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss an Elmo-themed Christmas in the Thamel household, Drake Maye deciding to stay at North Carolina, Maye speaking to offensive coordinator candidates, coaches being unwilling to police themselves, if Ohio State’s offensive line can contain Jalen Carter, how the Buckeyes respond after losing to Michigan, which playoff quarterback they’d pick to win two games, the main storyline of the playoff, how TCU stays in the game against the Wolverines, Rece’s trip to...

Duration:00:00:24

Appreciation Not Passion; Big Flip; Cuban Coffee; Bowl Motivation; Tower of Terror

12/19/2022
Rece Davis returns from vacation alongside Pete Thamel to discuss their adopted Jaguars’ walk-off win over the Cowboys, five-star quarterback Dante Moore flipping from Oregon to UCLA, Bo Nix returning to Oregon, where all of this leaves DJ Uiagalelei, Rece’s first-time experiences with Mike Leach, which teams are motivated in the bowls leading up to Christmas, why you shouldn't trust Liberty against Toledo and Rece’s time in Disney World. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:51:42

New NCAA Prez; Leach Changed Everything; Ken Niumatalolo Fired; Early Bowl Games

12/15/2022
Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly lead off the podcast with the breaking news of Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signing on as new NCAA president. The guys talk about whether the job matters anymore and the problems Baker is walking into. Then, they get into Navy firing Ken Niumatalolo and Purdue hiring Ryan Walters. Later, they discuss the early batch of bowl games including an exciting matchup between UTSA and Troy, Oregon State's uptick, and Jim Mora's UConn revival. Learn more about...

Duration:01:04:43

Remembering Mike Leach

12/13/2022
Pete Thamel and David Pollack discuss the passing of Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach. They get into how different Leach was from everyone else in his profession, how he ushered in a new era of football, what a Leach production meeting was like before calling game, Leach’s fascination with Whitey Bulger, his coaching tree and if he is the best “bad job” coach in college football history. Then, Greg McElroy stops by to talk about Leach’s belief in him as a high school...

Duration:00:48:34

Tailgaters Drinking Rosé; Crush Collision; Travel Tree & Chocolate Gravy

12/8/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss why Phil Longo leaving North Carolina for Wisconsin raised their eyebrows, Rece’s night at the National Football Foundation and his picture with Andrew Luck. Then, David Pollack hops on to talk about if he’d take Caleb Williams or Drake Maye in the NFL draft today, when college football will finally be rid of the NCAA and his multiple Christmas trees. Later, Bill Connelly on whether Georgia caught a tough draw against Ohio State, his excitement for...

Duration:01:10:29

CFP is Set; Benefit of the Doubt; New Blood; Good to Be a Homer

12/4/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss the four teams in the College Football Playoff semifinal, the committee going through a process of elimination for the final spot, the most interesting thing about the semis, why Ohio State is equipped to beat Georgia, Max Duggan gutting it out in a losing effort, what makes this Michigan team great, what an expanded playoff would look like this year, other bowl games they’re excited to watch and Colorado hiring Deion Sanders Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:58:29

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