ESPN College GameDay

By ESPN, Rece Davis, Pete Thamel

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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.

Episode Date
Plot Twists; Channeling Bush Push; Dancing with the Devil
3486
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel are joined by Bill Connelly to pick this week’s games and the results show a shocking twist of events. Then, they analyze what to expect with the NC State - Clemson matchup. Plus, they discuss how Alabama struggling on the road is officially a thing, but lest we forget Alabama has Bryce Young. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Bring Your Own Gut; Back in the Game; Chute Dogging
3346
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss key matchups of the week, if Florida can survive the SEC gauntlet of talent, and how weather will impact this week’s games. Then, former Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall joins to break down the NC State - Clemson matchup, reveals why he left coaching, and what power level a program would need to be to get back in the game.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Dumb Loses; Talkative and Undisciplined; Wake Me Up When September Ends
2944
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel give their weekend bullet points breaking down what went wrong with Miami against Middle Tennessee, and Adrian Martinez’s breakout performance against Oklahoma. Then, they discuss the biggest upset of the day being the Missouri fumble against Auburn showing that dumb loses more than smart wins. Then, they break down the crazy A&M and Arkansas game, and the defeated Sam Pittman’s post-game press conference. Next, what was Rece’s biggest miss calculation in his fight with David Pollack about Clemson and Wake Forest? Plus, they discuss the emotional gauntlet of a season Appalachian State is having. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Week 4 Picks; Poor Group Think; Kansas Has to Earn It; Bandit Link
3247
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly look ahead to Week 4 and make their picks. The guys discuss Rece being hung up on last week’s Super Dog pick, their lack of conviction in Iowa State-Baylor, the “ESPN Hates My Favorite Team" game, if Tennessee can excise the demons against the Gators, the Fighting’ Flecks, Bo Nix running in a Palouse fog, Arkansas’ shaky pass defense, Bill’s Barry Odom jersey and USC’s turnover luck.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
Broken Bandwagons; Pucker Power; Sincerest Apologies
4092
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss if Tennessee can turn the corner this week against Florida, previewing the Pac-12 road traps matchups, the impact of pucker power, and discussing Drake Maye’s sincere apology to NC State. Then, Dan Mullen joins Rece and Pete to discuss what separates playing Knoxville compared to other places in the SEC, the most impolite fanbases, the differences in quarterback development, and Georgia’s performance this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
“Big Ben” in Boone; CFB Grim Reaper; Pac-12 Vibrancy; Bumpy Bandwagons
4135
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss their time in Boone, Rece signing a person’s face, Luke Combs’ professional beer chug, Appalachian State’s “Big Ben” moment, Arizona State firing Herm Edwards, candidates for the job in Tempe, Washington pushing around Michigan State, their most impressive teams for the weekend, bandwagons that could get shaky and Clemson skepticism.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Week 3 Picks; Mississippi State Stability; Donovan Smith Time; Functional Big 12 Program
3298
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly are loading up on games and picking through the Week 3 slate. They preview Miami-Texas A&M, BYU-Oregon, Mississippi State-LSU, Oklahoma-Nebraska, Penn State-Auburn, Michigan State-Washington, Texas Tech-N.C. State, UTSA-Texas and Kansas-Houston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
Human Feeling of Failure; Woj For Vols; Plant the Flag; Paul Pierce Didn’t Know
4072
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel are joined by Gene Wojciechowski to discuss Gene’s GameDay story on what it’s actually like for coaches when they’re fired, why coaches wanted to talk to him about it, the psyche of head coaches, and the Tennessee Volunteers. Then, Rece and Pete talk about BYU attempting to build its College Football Playoff resume, the difficulties Texas could face against UTSA, praising Air Force, Kansas knocking off West Virginia and games that sound better than they’ll actually be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
Scott Frost Fired; Consulting Grammy; Fun Belt Giant Slaying; App State Steals GameDay
4532
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Nebraska firing Scott Frost, if the Cornhuskers can turn this very early firing into an advantage, candidates for the job in Lincoln, offensive struggles dooming Notre Dame to a loss against Marshall, Appalachian State winning in College Station and stealing College GameDay from the Aggies, Chase Brice finding a home in Boone, and if Texas should get a participation trophy for narrowly losing to Alabama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Week 2 Picks; Weekly Heisman; Towed Porsche; Pass the Rake
4379
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly start the show discussing which other teams Stetson Bennett could start for, Pat McAfee joining College GameDay, Quinn Ewers having his Porsche towed and Nick Saban’s elite record in “openers.” Then, the race for the ribeye continues with Week 2 picks, including Alabama-Texas, Tennessee-Pitt, Iowa-Iowa State, Florida-Kentucky, Oregon State-Fresno State and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
Pollack's Tape Review; Self-Induced Quarterback Controversy; 0-1 Teams; Rece’s Saturday Adventure
4193
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel talk to David Pollack on the way to football practice about the most "disturbing" thing he saw rewatching Clemson, when it will be safe to start Cade Klubnick, other teams copying Notre Dame’s defensive game plan against Ohio State, which games they’re eyeing on Saturday and an Anthony Richardson encore. Then, Rece and Pete discuss the latest on Michigan’s belabored quarterback point, West Virginia in need of a sign of progress, Oregon State rolling Boise State, bad Mike Leach impressions, Baylor-BYU, N.C. State not perpetuating its own stereotype, and Rece’s Saturday that will span from Austin to Palo Alto.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
“The Try;” I-wa; Bennett’s Batmobile; The Real Columbus MVP
4168
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss how LSU-Florida State perfectly encapsulated the sport, Iowa relying on safeties to beat South Dakota State, Rece’s reoccurring dream that he can’t get to the GameDay set, Appalachian State’s botched two-point conversion, Stetson Bennett’s stellar performance, which Pac-12 loses were disqualifying for the College Football Playoff, why Georgia should be No. 1, the evolving Buckeyes, Oregon State thumping Boise State and a brand new Arizona team winning in Week 1. Plus, who was the real MVP while the GameDay crew was in Columbus? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
Week 1 Picks; Late TV Windows; Nugget Platters; Coaching to Cover
3829
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly start the show discussing Rece eating Italian food with his hands, Connecticut pizza, the latest on conferences jockeying for TV contracts, the importance of the late TV windows and the odds we see an expanded playoff in the near future. Then, the Race for the Ribeye revs up in week one as the guys pick Illinois-Indiana, Georgia-Oregon, Cincinnati-Arkansas, Utah-Florida and Notre Dame-Ohio State.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Liquor and Iced Tea; Bennett Bandwagon; Biblical Decisions; Players Named Smoke
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Pete Thamel and Rece Davis discuss Sam Pittman’s interesting analogy for Cincinnati, what to expect from the post-playoff Bearcats, if Florida and Arkansas could both lose their home openers, and Rece piloting the Stetson Bennett VI bandwagon. Then, David Pollack drops by and the guys get into Georgia’s wide receiver room, if Ladd McConkey is related to Phil McConkey, David’s first Friday night lights experience on the sidelines, Pete’s portal pet peeve and Jim Harbaugh attempting to split the baby. Later, Rece and Pete pick the Thursday night games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Husking; Backyard Brawl Returns; Harbaugh’s Chemistry Class
3515
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Nebraska finding a new way to lose, the curse of Bo Pelini, Michigan’s interesting plan to quell any quarterback drama, the time a West Virginia fan sent Mark May $500 in pennies, Rece’s trade value, an offseason of robust hype for Tennessee, lobbying for free cookies, what to expect from Wake Forest with Mitch Griffith, and Auburn and Texas A&M name their starting quarterbacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Week 0 Picks; Stakes for Steaks; Oh No Vandy; Fitzgerald in Ireland
3556
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel look ahead to Week 0 and day dream about their ideal game-watching setups. Then, Bill Connelly joins the show to picks games with steaks on the line. The guys discuss their philosophies for picking games, tight games in Hawaii favoring Hawaii, an unfavorable outlook for Vanderbilt, Illinois’ defense, and if Nebraska will shed its unlucky streak or Pat Fitzgerald will celebrate a win with a Guinness. Plus, Rece’s Big Ten West champion, too much UConn talk and who’s been to Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2022
Bama Extends Saban; Dissecting Rece’s Top-25; Spicing Up Week 0
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Rece Davis and Pete Thamel kick off the inaugural episode of the College GameDay podcast by talking about Nick Saban’s contract extension through 2030 and what they remember from Alabama’s coaching search from 2007. Then David Pollack stops by to discuss Rich Rodriguez battling spies, Rece’s AP Top 25 ballot, if Utah can start the season strong, Texas A&M’s talent level, USC being a test case for the new era of the sport, if Rece is ignoring the Group of Five, the learning curve for Marcus Freeman, what would induce more conference realignment in the short term and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
Introducing 'ESPN College GameDay'
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022