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Ep. 114: CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd on Texas and the CFP

CBSSports.com college football writer Dennis Dodd joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden and discusses Texas’ chances to make it into the College Football playoff at season’s end. He also gives us his Heisman Trophy favorites and examines the possibility of expanding the current playoff format. Kirk and Ced also gauge the hot-seat status of Dallas’ Jason Garrett and Houston’s Bill O’Brien after the Cowboys’ 19-16 overtime loss in Houston.


Ep113: ESPN.com's Jake Trotter on Texas-OU, NFL Network's Jane Slater on Dez-Gate

ESPN.com college football writer Jake Trotter joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden and recalls the story of Oklahoma's planted fake play script against Texas in 1999 and answers why the Horns have a great chance to spring the upset Saturday. Also, NFL Network reporter Jane Slater assesses the Dez Bryant situation in Dallas and the Cowboys' chances of winning the NFC East.


On Second Thought Episode 112: Texas legend Rod Babers’ concerns on K-State, Shaka’s hot seat

Longhorn legend and local sports talk personality Rod Babers give his unique take on the surging Texas Longhorns in Episode 112 of the On Second Thought podcast. Babers, the host of the popular sports talk show The Rodcast on 104.9 The Horn, tells hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls why the Texas Longhorns can’t look past a wounded Kansas State team, despite the Wildcats’ recent struggles. Kirk and Ced also assess the seat temperature level of two coaches of interest in the state: Texas...


Ep: 111: Ex LSU coach Les Miles on Texas-TCU, acclaimed author Michael MacCambridge

Former LSU coach Les Miles joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden and tackles a myriad topics, including Tom Herman’s rebuild at Texas, Nick Saban’s dominance and Miles’ desire to return to coaching. The guys also preview Texas’ showdown with TCU and chat with acclaimed author Michael MacCambridge, who discusses the NFL’s hottest topics and the upcoming Dan Jenkins Excellence in Sportswriting award.


Ep 110: UT legend Michael Griffin on Texas -USC, Jean-Jacques Taylor on Cowboys

Texas legend Michael Griffin joins Kirk and Cedric and breaks down the Texas defense entering a big matchup against USC. He also discusses being inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor and his favorite moments as a Texas football player. Also, Dallas sports media personality Jean-Jacques Taylor gives his take on the shaky Dallas Cowboys with a huge test coming up Sunday night against the New York Giants.


Ep. 109: Texas’ desperation level pre-Tulsa, DMN’s Kevin Sherrington on the Dallas Cowboys, Aggies

Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Sherrington addresses Dallas’ attempts to trade for Texas ex Earl Thomas and gives his take on the state of Texas football. Hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden assess the desperation level on the Forty Acres entering the Tulsa game plus forecast how Dallas and Houston will fare this season. They also give their Super Bowl, MVP, and Rookie of the Year picks.


Ep 108: Brett McMurphy on Ohio State domestic abuse scandal

Hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden talk to Stadium Network reporter Brett McMurphy about the explosive Ohio State scandal story that he personally broke and all the repercussions on that school, Urban Meyer and Texas’ Tom Herman. They also visit with Statesman beat reporter Suzanne Halliburton about the Big 12 football race and the Texas Aggies’ projections for this season and discuss how big the Longhorns’ opener with Maryland is on Saturday.


Ep 107: Kristi Scales on Dallas Cowboys, Cat Vasquez gives fantasy football tips

Veteran Dallas Cowboys sideline reporter Kristi Scales joins columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls about her expectations for the team and raves about former Longhorn Connor Williams, and the Statesman’s Cat Vasquez offers his fantasy football tips for the upcoming season.


Ep 106: Brian Davis on Texas football’s camp concerns, Kevin Lyttle on MLS coming to Austin

Texas beat writer Brian Davis joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to discuss his biggest concerns surrounding Texas football with the season opener coming up against Maryland on August 30. Plus he gives us a glimpse of what’s going on with Texas basketball entering Shaka Smart’s third year. Also, soccer beat writer Kevin Lyttle breaks down what happens next now that Austin has landed a MLS franchise.


Ep 105: SI writer Ben Reiter on his new book Astroball, Ced and Kirk preview Longhorn fall camp

Sports Illustrated senior writer Ben Reiter discusses his book Astroball: The New Way to Win It and how he correctly predicted in 2014 that the Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series. Also, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down Texas’ most critical non-quarterback issues going into fall camp.


Ep. 104: DeShon Elliott calls out Texas coaching staff, Big 12 Media Days Review

Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden discuss DeShon Elliott’s flap with Tom Herman, the coach’s comment on his elite Longhorn players and the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard trade to the Raptors. They also review the Big 12 Football Media Days and discuss the Spurs trade of all-star Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors.


Ep 103: Longhorn sports ‘on the upswing’

Hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden examine the last school year’s successes and failures for the Texas Longhorns. They also make their predictions for the upcoming Big 12 football race as well as the future homes of NBA stars LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard.


Ep 102: Texas baseball coach David Pierce on College World Series journey, Craig Way, radio voice of the Longhorns

It’s a jam-packed episode as Texas baseball coach David Pierce discusses his team’s journey to the College World Series and its first-round matchup with Arkansas while Craig Way, the longtime radio voice of the Longhorns, gives his take on Texas’ chances in Omaha along with a look back at some of his best favorite moments calling Texas games over the years.


Ep 101: Austin super regional preview with Texas coach David Pierce, Tennessee Tech’s Matt Bragga

Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls chat with Texas baseball coach David Pierce and Tennessee Tech’s Matt Bragga, whose teams meet this weekend in the Austin super regional with the winner advancing to the College World Series.


Ep 100: Best of On Second Thought, Texas Baseball coach David Pierce on regionals

In the centennial episode of On Second Thought Ced and Kirk revisit some notable moments in the podcast's history. Plus, Texas Baseball coach David Pierce previews the Austin NCAA Baseball Regional.


Ep 99: Author Armen Keteyian on Tiger Woods best seller

Acclaimed author/TV correspondent Armen Keteyian calls in to give some insight on his revealing book on Tiger Woods, co-authored with Jeff Benedict. Keteyian talks about the genesis of the project and gives us a peek behind the curtain at one of the most complicated athletes in sports history.


Ep 98: Chris Del Conte on the Tour of Texas and gambling, TCU baseball preview

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte gives some insight behind the Tour of Texas. Also, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the pros and cons of legalizing sports gambling and preview Texas baseball’s big weekend series against TCU.


Ep 97: Del Conte’s Texas facilities plan, Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen

Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss Chris Del Conte’s comments on the aging Texas athletic facilities and Houston Chronicle beat writer Jonathan Feigen previews the Western Conference finals between the top-seeded Houston Rockets and the defending champion Golden State Warriors.


Ep 96: Danny Davis, Orange-White game review, Spurs offseason concerns

Texas beat writer Danny Davis joins hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden. They take a look at the Orange-White Game that was and look ahead to Texas baseball’s final three Big 12 series. The guys also examine what the San Antonio Spurs are facing in an offseason of uncertainty (Gregg Popovich, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, etc.) and the Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations on banning cheat, hiring agents, and the end of the one-and-dones.


Ep 95: Longhorns spring football, SA Express-News’ Jeff McDonald on Kawhi Leonard

Hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden provide a Texas spring football primer, and veteran San Antonio Express-News Spurs beat writer Jeff McDonald gives update on murky situation looming with injured superstar Kawhi Leonard.