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The Audible with Stew & Bruce: A show about college football

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Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel discuss the latest in college football, interviewing the biggest names and giving you insight into the most relevant topics you won't find anywhere else. From National Signing Day to the National Championship, Bruce and Stew have you covered year-round.

Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel discuss the latest in college football, interviewing the biggest names and giving you insight into the most relevant topics you won't find anywhere else. From National Signing Day to the National Championship, Bruce and Stew have you covered year-round.


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Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel discuss the latest in college football, interviewing the biggest names and giving you insight into the most relevant topics you won't find anywhere else. From National Signing Day to the National Championship, Bruce and Stew have you covered year-round.




Weekend review, Big Ten schedule, SEC kickoff & Pac-12 update

Stew & Bruce review the college football weekend. Miami's & QB D'Eriq King looked great in primetime. Oklahoma St. struggled vs. Tulsa. Navy completes its biggest comeback win in school history. The Big Ten schedule is out & Ohio State plays Nebraska & Penn State the first two weeks of the season. The SEC is finally kicking off this week. Bruce reports on the Pac-12's return-to-play plan. Plus, mailbag questions!


Big Ten to start the season the weekend of Oct. 23-24

The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman discuss the Big Ten's decision to return to play. The guys share the details, give their opinions & ask the question: Is the Pac-12 next?


College football is back, and so are the upsets

The Athletic's Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel react to a full weekend of ACC & Big 12 play. Florida State gets upset by Georgia Tech at home. The Big 12 goes 0-3 vs. the Sun Belt. Notre Dame looked pedestrian vs. Duke. Should the Irish be worried about the lack of production at WR? Next week's slate looks pretty unattractive but Miami @ Louisville could be a good one. We are still waiting for more information from the Big Ten. Plus, mailbag questions! Subscribe to The Athletic for $1 a...


ACC & Big 12 set to start season. Grace Raynor on #1 Clemson. Mailbag!

The ACC & Big 12 will take the field this weekend to start the 2020 season & begin the race to the College Football Playoff. Can Clemson win its 6th straight ACC title? Grace Raynor examines star QB Trevor Lawrence's impact on & off the field for the Tigers. Bruce shares his shortlist of candidates to replace Jay Hopson at Southern Miss, which includes a couple household names. Plus, mailbag questions! Subscribe to The Athletic for $1 a month:


Labor Day Weekend Kickoff, Big Ten Circus & Mailbag!

The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman are ready for Labor Day kickoff. There are 9 games this weekend culminating with BYU vs. Navy on Monday night. The Big Ten circus is a dark cloud hanging over the season. Is there any chance the league could backtrack on its decision? Mailbag: Is this the year a Group of 5 team gets a shot at the playoff? Could Jimbo Fisher's Texas A&M Aggies be a sleeper in the SEC? How will COVID impact recruiting? Why did Bruce pick Florida over Georgia...


Power 5 kickoff is only 2 weeks away

The Athletic's Manny Navarro joins Stew & Bruce two weeks ahead of Miami's Thursday night opener vs. UAB. Manny Diaz has been a leader on & off the field for his program during these uncertain times. Schedule changes are happening due to COVID-19 but optimism remains that the 2020 season is a full go for the ACC, SEC & Big 12. Plus, Stew discusses how he's covered the virus and self reflects about his tone on social media during the pandemic.


Big Ten decision final, SEC schedule release & Pete Sampson on Notre Dame

The college football season starts 2 weeks from today! Stew & Bruce discuss the juxtaposition of the Big Ten & PAC-12 postponing their season while the SEC, ACC & Big XII move forward with their fall plans. The SEC schedule release seemed to favor some of the top dogs in the conference. Notre Dame beat writer Pete Sampson joins the show to discuss the COVID outbreak happening on campus and whether it will impact the Fighting Irish's plans to play a full ACC schedule.


Biggest Questions We're Asking Ourselves After Big Ten, Pac-12 Postponements

With much known and, simultaneously, unknown, Stewart and Bruce ask questions they want the answers to. The guys marinate in the oddity of how these decisions by both conferences affect them and the sports media industry (:30). What can we glean from the Pac-12's medical experts' report (6:45)? Did Larry Scott handle his league's explanation behind their decision process better than Kevin Warran and the Big Ten (13:45)? The guys ponder how much medical information has been shared between...


From 0 to 60; the 2020 college football season is here

The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman react to the Big Ten schedule release. All of a sudden, we are less than a month from the start to the 2020 season. Will the games actually happen? Moments after the schedule release a group of 1000+ Big Ten players put out a statement demanding safety protocols that must be met if they are going to play. Other players have announced that they are opting out. Plus, more news & notes on what has been a rapid CFB news cycle.


The ACC has a Plan

Bruce and Stew react to the ACC schedule release. Matt Fortuna joins the guys to discuss Notre Dame being eligible for the ACC Championship, which teams got the best draw, & what two programs will face off in Charlotte for the title come December. For now, college football in the ACC is back. Plus, mailbag questions on COVIDs impact on recruiting, a potential 'College Football Premier League' & the most underrated college towns in the US. Subscribe to The Athletic (40% off):...


When will we get clarity on a 2020 plan?

We are getting into crunch time. The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman discuss when we will get clarity on a 2020 plan for power 5 college football. Stew shares his latest model for a spring season. Bruce takes a deep dive into his story on the Group of 5 & FCS. Plus, an updated freaks list! Subscribe to The Athletic and save 40%:


Is a spring season even possible? + Holly Rowe prepares to return to work

The Athletic's Bruce Feldman & Stewart Mandel welcome friend of the pod Holly Rowe to the show! First, the guys discuss whether a spring college football season is even possible and what it would mean for NFL draft prospects. Bruce taps into his resources around the country to get some inside info. Plus, mailbag questions on the Pac 12's playoff chances & the fate of the group of 5. Subscribe: Advertise on The Athletic:


Paul Finebaum on the future of college football

ESPN's Paul Finebaum joins Stew & Bruce to discuss the short-term & long-term future of college football. How has Paul managed his show during the pandemic? Is a sitcom about Paul's life is in the works? Plus, mailbag questions on SEC head coaches, the future of coaching contracts, Alabama QB Mac Jones & college-town food!


An expert in the game of chess is revolutionizing QB play + Bucky Brooks & Mailbag!

The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman welcome NFL Network Analyst Bucky Brooks to The Audible. Who do NFL scouts have their eyes on heading into the 2020 season? Chess expert Seth Makowsky has revolutionized QB play. Plus, mailbag questions!


Most intriguing non-conference games in 2020 & more mailbag questions!

The Athletic's Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman discuss the most intriguing non-conference games of the 2020 season. Plus, other mailbag questions on playoff expansion, the coaches hot seat, offensive play-calling, BYU's independence and how the guys watch football games as reporters.


A roundtable on college football, race and the current culture in America

The Athletic’s David Ubben, Ryan Clark, Tashan Reed, Colton Pouncy and C.J. Holmes engage in a roundtable discussion centered around racial inequality and injustice in college football and American society.


David Ubben joins the show! + Mailbag questions

Stew & Bruce welcome The Athletic's David Ubben to the show. The guys discuss Mike Gundy's handling of star running back Chuba Hubbard's criticism. How is the dynamic between players and coaches in college football changing? Plus, mailbag questions! (28:30) Which coaches are on the hot seat in 2020? How does the transfer portal work & which non-QB transfer will make the biggest impact in 2020?


Does Iowa have a culture problem? Mailbag!

Stew & Bruce are joined by The Athletic's Scott Dochterman to discuss recent developments within the Iowa football program uncovered by former & current players. The longest tenured coach in college football, Kirk Ferentz, is now under the microscope. Will he keep his job? Plus, mailbag questions on Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Nebraska & Michigan.


Jay Norvell & Bill Curry on Racism in America

The Athletic's Stewart Mandel & Bruce Feldman discuss the current events in America with Nevada Head Coach Jay Norvell (4:46 - 30:50), who is 1 of only 14 black head coaches in division 1 college football. Plus, (31:45 - 48:11) former Georgia Tech, Alabama & Kentucky head coach Bill Curry shares his story about how playing for the Green Bay Packers and being in the huddle with black players for the first time changed his life. Mailbag! (48:15 - 1:07:54)


Bruce Feldman 1 on 1 with WVU Head Coach Neal Brown + SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey on 'The Comeback'

Bruce Feldman goes 1 on 1 with West Virginia Head Coach Neal Brown. Plus, a bonus episode of The Athletic's new podcast 'The Comeback', featuring Seth Davis and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. Subscribe to The Athletic (40% off):