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The USA TODAY Sports college football staff of Paul Myerberg, George Schroeder, Dan Wolken and others break down the latest news and issues in the sport and interview some of the most influential coaches and leaders in the game.

The USA TODAY Sports college football staff of Paul Myerberg, George Schroeder, Dan Wolken and others break down the latest news and issues in the sport and interview some of the most influential coaches and leaders in the game.
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The USA TODAY Sports college football staff of Paul Myerberg, George Schroeder, Dan Wolken and others break down the latest news and issues in the sport and interview some of the most influential coaches and leaders in the game.

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Week 5 preview: Kelly Bryant's transfer from Clemson. Is James Franklin overrated?

9/27/2018
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USA TODAY Sports columnist Dan Wolken and college football reporter Paul Myerberg discuss the impact of Kelly Bryant's departure from Clemson, why colleges are still struggling with diversity in coaching, which Netflix series we're watching and previewing the big games from the weekend.

Duration:00:50:55

Week 4 preview: Redshirt rules, major injuries and Alabama's dominance

9/20/2018
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USA TODAY Sports columnist Dan Wolken and college football reporter Paul Myerberg tackle a potpourri of topics including how the new NCAA redshirt rule could be backfiring on coaches, how Nick Bosa's injury will impact Ohio State and whether Alabama is really that much better than everyone else. Paul and Dan also break down the best games of the weekend.

Duration:00:33:47

Week 3 recap: Bad losses and emerging themes of the season

9/17/2018
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USA TODAY Sports columnist Dan Wolken and college football reporter George Schroeder discuss what happened in Week 3 of the college football season, including Alabama's dominance, Ohio State's win over TCU, whether LSU is for real and the bad losses for Florida State, Southern Cal and Arkansas

Duration:00:39:56

Jessica Luther on sexual assault in college sports

9/13/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' Nicole Auerbach chats with author Jessica Luther about the disturbing and of sexual assault across the college athletics landscape. Jessica has written two books on how programs fail to adequately handle allegations of rape and sexual assault. Nicole and Jessica discuss both books, her reaction to Art Briles' controversial on-camera interview this past weekend and what it's like to cover the intersection of college athletics and sexual violence on a daily basis. Subscribe...

Duration:00:28:51

Bad officiating, SEC Least and sputtering Clemson

9/12/2016
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The second week of the college football season was labeled as unremarkable in advance, but the sport reminded us that it knows best with another unforgettable weekend. USA TODAY Sports college football reporters Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg review the horrendous officiating call that helped decide Central Michigan-Oklahoma State but also review some sketchy calls by coaches. They also cover the Battle at Bristol, whether to believe in No. 23 Florida, No. 13 Georgia's handling of its...

Duration:00:36:23

Looking ahead to a weak Week 2 in college football

9/9/2016
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Week 2 of college football season may seem like a comedown from an epic opening slate, but there's still intrigue, and maybe where we least expect it. USA TODAY Sports reporters Dan Wolken and Nicole Auerbach examine the upcoming weekend's most pivotal matchups and their potential effect, games such as Arkansas at No. 12 TCU, Penn State at Pittsburgh and Utah State at USC. And they also cover a non-game that might be the most notable event of the weekend — ousted Baylor coach Art Briles'...

Duration:00:29:10

Scott Roussel discusses early start to coaching carousel

9/8/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken chats with Scott Roussel from FootballScoop.com to talk about a premature topic: coaching changes. No matter how premature it might be, though, those proverbial seats are already beginning to sizzle and replacements are already being rumored. Dan and Scott analyze a dire situation at Baylor, LSU and Les Miles, Auburn and Gus Malzahn, Tom Herman's future at Houston, Art Briles and more. Subscribe to and rate us on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter @DanWolken and...

Duration:00:32:06

Steve Spurrier on his career and retirement

9/7/2016
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Steve Spurrier, a.k.a. The Head Ball Coach, joins Dan Wolken to talk about his great career as a football coach and his new role at the University of Florida. Spurrier talks about how he thought he needed to be different from other coaches and why he liked to jab other teams and their coaches. He discusses how he knew it was time to retire and if he thinks coaches like Nick Saban should follow him into retirement.

Duration:00:22:49

Freshman quarterbacks, FSU's comeback and SEC's bad week

9/6/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder and Dan Uthman review Ole Miss-Florida State and Notre Dame-Texas and offer a gauge of the debuts of quarterbacks who saw their first action this weekend -- Alabama's Jalen Hurts, Texas' Shane Buechele and FSU's Deondre Francois -- and one who may have deserved more action, Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer. They also take a look at the week that was for the vaunted Southeastern Conference. Subscribe to and rate us on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter at...

Duration:00:18:22

What was Auburn doing? Houston in playoff? Yawn, Alabama good again

9/5/2016
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On this episode of The Football Four Podcast, USA TODAY Sports college football reporter Dan Wolken and colleges editor Dan Uthman break down the first Saturday of college football season and pinpoint the areas of strength and concern for the top teams that were in action — as much as anything can be pinpointed after one week. In addition to the surprising Houston Cougars and and the always tough Alabama Crimson Tide, the guys break down LSU, Auburn, Clemson and pick their winner for Monday...

Duration:00:30:36

Plenty of intriguing matchups on first Saturday

9/2/2016
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College football's first Saturday is here, and USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken and George Schroeder have plenty of feelings and opinions on what may happen. Dan offers a "melt-your-face" hot take about Houston's chances vs. Oklahoma; George also gives a strong opinion regarding Texas and Notre Dame. The pair go on to break down one big game after another, from UCLA-Texas A&M to Alabama-USC and more. Subscribe to and rate us on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter at @DanWolken, @GeorgeSchroeder and...

Duration:00:33:57

Looking ahead to opening night

9/1/2016
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Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg of USA TODAY Sports break down Thursday's opening slate of college football games and the most intriguing story lines. While Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh certainly helped make the offseason go by more quickly, college football is finally back. While the slate of games isn't eye-popping, there are some matchups that stand out, including South Carolina-Vanderbilt, Minnesota-Oregon State and Appalachian State-Tennessee. And find out which under-the-radar game you...

Duration:00:27:54

Houston's Tom Herman on building on Year 1

8/31/2016
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USA TODAY Sports’ George Schroeder talks with one of college football’s hottest names in coaching in Houston’s Tom Herman. Herman takes a break from his busy schedule to talk about last year’s success and what might be ahead this season. That 2016 slate starts for the Cougars with a clash against No. 3 Oklahoma, a game being played at NRG Stadium in Houston and one that Herman is excited about for the university and the city. George questions Herman about suddenly becoming a big name on the...

Duration:00:16:53

Broadcaster Wes Durham chats ACC football

8/30/2016
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Atlantic Coast Conference broadcaster Wes Durham joins USA TODAY Sports college football reporter Dan Wolken to break down the present and future of the ACC, Clemson and Dabo Swinney and the school he was associated with for 17 years, Georgia Tech. Durham also gives an update on his father, Woody Durham, the legendary voice of the North Carolina Tar Heels, and you'll want to hear the question he's most often asked about the just-announced ACC Network. Subscribe to and rate us on iTunes....

Duration:00:33:52

Paul Finebaum talks Alabama, SEC and start of a new season

8/29/2016
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College football season is here, and who better to chat with about the new year than Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network? Finebaum joins USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken for a casual and candid conversation about the excitement of a new season, feuding with Jim Harbaugh, futures for Nick Saban, Auburn and Ole Miss and, perhaps most importantly, being a USA TODAY subscriber. Subscribe to and rate us on iTunes. Follow Dan at @DanWolken. Follow Finebaum @finebaum. See ya tomorrow!

Duration:00:23:55

Breaking down AP poll with Ralph Russo

8/22/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' Dan Uthman is joined by Associated Press national college football reporter Ralph Russo to dissect the AP Top 25 poll. Dan and Ralph start by comparing the AP and Coaches polls, which include the same 25 teams. They take a look at some of the dark horses at the back of the poll and some of the teams who might be over-ranked. Then they give their "Football Four" and proclaim which conferences will be left out this season. Subscribe to and rate us on iTunes, and follow us on...

Duration:00:29:13

Big 12 expansion chatter with CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd

8/17/2016
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USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder is joined by CBSSports.com senior college football columnist Dennis Dodd to dig into the details about Big 12 Conference expansion. Then USA TODAY Sports colleges editor Dan Uthman steps in with George for more analysis. What's happening with the Big 12 and its expansion effort? Will it even expand with nearly two dozen colleges and universities seeking membership. What should the conference do? Subscribe to and rate us on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter and...

Duration:00:49:11

Rundown of Preseason Amway Coaches Poll

8/4/2016
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The release of the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll signifies something important: College football season is almost here! Dan Uthman and George Schroeder of USA TODAY Sports break down the particulars of the Top 25 teams and the others receiving votes, as well as an early look at the four games in Week 1 that have ranked teams playing each other. Subscribe to and rate us on iTunes; follow us on Twitter @TheFootballFour, @DanUthman and @GeorgeSchroeder.

Duration:00:39:13

Highlights from Big Ten media days

7/27/2016
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The "talking season" continues in college football with Big Ten media days, and USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder and Nicole Auerbach break it all down on location in Chicago. George and Nicole discuss the news of commissioner Jim Delany's retirement plans for 2020, Jim Harbaugh's second conference media appearance, Michigan's chances of emerging from the Big Ten and J.T. Barrett regaining the reins at Ohio State. The pair also talk about the tragic deaths of former Nebraska punter Sam...

Duration:00:30:47

Talking Jim Harbaugh, Michigan and the Big Ten

7/22/2016
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USA TODAY's Dan Uthman is joined by Mark Snyder from the Detroit Free Press to talk about Jim Harbaugh and take a glance around the Big Ten. (Photo: Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports)

Duration:00:28:47