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Episode 156 - Turner Gill, Liberty Football Head Coach

On December 14, 2011, Turner Gill was named head coach of Liberty University's football program. Since then, he has led the Flames to 6 wins or more in each of his 6 seasons. In 2018, Liberty began competing as an Independent at the NCAA Division 1 FBS level for the first time in its football history and will become bowl eligible the following year in 2019. Prior to his time at Liberty, Gill was the head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks from 2010-2011, and the University of Buffalo from...


Episode 155: Tyler Clutts, Former NFL Fullback

Tyler Clutts' journey to the NFL was a crazy one. The former All-WAC defensive end at Fresno State went undrafted by the NFL in 2008. Instead, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Then it was on to the Utah Blaze of the Arena League in 2010 as well as a stint in the UFL with the Sacramento Mountain Lions. In 2011, Clutts finally got the call to be a part of an NFL organization with the Cleveland Browns. But his NFL career was also a whirlwind. He would have stints with the...


Episode 154: Trey Burton, Chicago Bears Tight End

In March of 2018, Trey Burton signed a 4-year deal with the Chicago Bears to be their starting tight end. One month earlier, he helped facilitate the biggest play in Philadelphia Eagles history, the "Philly Special" where he threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles in helping his team defeat the Patriots 41-33 and winning the first Super Bowl in Philadelphia history. Today, on the field, Burton is focused on his new role as tight end with the Chicago Bears. On September 17, he...


Episode 153: Allan Houston, Former NBA All-Star

Allan Houston played 13 seasons in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks. He was selected in the first round of the 1993 NBA Draft by Detroit (11th overall) out of the University of Tennessee. During his playing career, Allan was a member of 2 NBA All-Star teams as well playing on the 2000 USA Basketball Gold Medal winning team in Sidney, Australia. His number 20 is retired by Tennessee. Upon retirement, Allan is still involved in the NBA working with the Knicks in their...


Episode 152: Mohamed Massaquoi, Former NFL Wide Receiver

Mohamed Massaquoi was the second round pick for the Cleveland Browns in the 2009 NFL draft where he recorded two 100-yard receiving games his rookie year, the first Browns rookie to have two or more such games in a season since 1999. Before joining the NFL, Mohamed earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology taking only 3.5 years from the University of Georgia where he was named the 2008 team captain, selected as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference and Academic All-SEC member, and...


Episode 151: Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic Forward

Jonathan Isaac was selected 6th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. He played one season of college basketball at Florida State where he was a member of the All-ACC Freshman Team. During his rookie year in the NBA, injuries limited him to just 27 games where averaged 5.4 points per game. On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Jonathan about preparing for his second NBA season, what he learned in his rookie year, growing up with 5 siblings, how basketball and a Bible...


Episode 150: Miles McPherson, Pastor - Former NFL Player

Miles McPherson was selected in the 10th round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. After being released, he was picked up by the San Diego Chargers, where he would play 4 seasons as a defensive back. During his time as a player, Miles became a follower of Jesus Christ, a decision that would eventually lead him to becoming a pastor. For the past 18 years, he has been the Sr. Pastor and founder of the "Rock Church" in San Diego, CA. Miles is author of the new book "The Third...


Episode 149: Matt Hasselbeck, Former NFL Quarterback

Matthew Hasselbeck played 18 seasons in the NFL with the Packers, Seahawks, Titans and Colts. He's a 3-time Pro Bowler who led Seattle to their first ever Super Bowl appearance in 2005. In 2016, he announced his retirement from the NFL and signed a deal with ESPN, where he currently serves as an NFL analyst for the sports network. On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Matt about what he misses most about playing, raising 3 teenagers and being present in their lives during a hectic...


Episode 148: LaDainian Tomlinson, Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back

LaDainian Tomlinson is one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. He came into the league as the 5th overall selection by the Chargers in the 2001 NFL Draft. During his time in San Diego, he would be selected to 5 Pro Bowls, set the NFL record for rushing touchdowns and win the 2006 NFL MVP. He played his final two seasons with the New York Jets before retiring in 2012. He was named to the NFL 2000's All-Decade Team and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017. He...


Episode 147: Eddie Taubensee, Former MLB catcher

Eddie Taubensee played 11 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Indians, Astros and Reds from 1991-2001. He made his MLB debut on May 18, 1991 with Cleveland and was then traded to the Astros the following season. He would play for 3 years until 1994 when he was again traded, this time to the Reds. Taubensee would play 7 seasons in Cincinnati, where he would hit a career-high .311 with 21 home runs and 87 RBI for a Reds team in 1999 that fell one game short of the playoffs. After retiring...


Episode 146: Hugh Freeze, Former Ole Miss Head Football Coach

Hugh Freeze is the former head coach of the Ole Miss football team. In 2017, Freeze resigned from his position amid an NCAA investigation and evidence of personal misconduct. Freeze coached the Bulldogs from 2012-2016 where he led his club to a 2016 Sugar Bowl victory over Oklahoma. Last year, he appeared on the Sports Spectrum podcast and shared his journey of coaching. On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Hugh Freeze in the aftermath of resigning from Ole Miss in 2017 about...


Episode 145: John Carney, Former NFL Kicker

John Carney kicked in the NFL for 23 years from 1988 to 2010. A graduate of Notre Dame, he began his kicking journey in 1987 with the Cincinnati Bengals before being released prior to the start of the season. 1988 is when he saw his first official NFL game action with Tampa. In 1990, he signed a contract with the San Diego Chargers, where he would remain for 11 seasons. After his time was up with the Chargers, he would go on to play 6 seasons with the Saints (01-06) and then finish his...


Episode 144: Ben Malcolmson, Seattle Seahawks Director of External Relations

Ben Malcolmson's official title is "Director of External Relations" for the Seattle Seahawks but if you see how around the team complex, his real title is "Assistant to the Head Coach." Ben is the right hand man to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who he met during his time as a student at the University of Southern California in the mid-2000's. His first book was just released, "WALK ON: From Pee Wee Dropout to the NFL Sidelines - My Unlikely Story of Football, Purpose and Following an...


Episode 143: Pat Doney, NBC 5 Dallas Sports Anchor/Reporter

Pat Doney has covered sports in the Dallas/Ft Worth area since 2013. He is an Edward R. Murrow award winner and has been nominated for an Emmy Award six times. A graduate of Liberty University, Pat has made broadcasting stops in Lynchburg, VA, Rock Hill, SC, Fayetteville, AK and Louisville, KY. Pat's work is featured on NBC 5 covering Dallas sports, most notably, the Cowboys. On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Pat about his broadcasting journey and covering the Cowboys but the...


Episode 142: Patrick and Bo Nix -- (Alabama High School Football)

Patrick Nix is the head football coach at Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, Alabama. His son Bo is the starting quarterback for Pinson Valley. Patrick played college football at Auburn University from 1992-95 where he passed for 4,957 yards and 31 touchdowns and was a part of the Tigers team that finished undefeated in 1993. After his playing career ended, he turned to coaching in college at places like Samford, Georgia Tech and Miami before becoming a high school coach in Alabama with...


Episode 141: Jesse Bradley, Former Pro Soccer Player turned Pastor

Jesse Bradley is the pastor of Grace Community Church in Auburn, Washington (near Seattle). A graduate of Dartmouth College, Jesse is also a former professional soccer goalkeeper (played in Zimbabwe, Africa and Aberdeen, Scotland). In his spare time, he's also a radio host, podcaster, author, and speaker. He has released two books "Rooted in Grace" and "A New Season" available everywhere books are sold. Bradley is married to Laurie and together, they have four kids. On this episode of...


Episode 140: Greg Davis, Former Texas Offensive Coordinator (Pt 2)

Greg Davis coached football for 43 years, most notably with the Texas Longhorns, as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 1998-2010. In 2005, Davis was named the Frank Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year after helping lead the Longhorns to the National Championship. After departing from Texas in 2010, Davis began a 5-year stint with the University of Iowa as their offensive coordinator. On January 6, 2017, he retired from coaching. In part 2 of our conversation with...


Episode 139: Greg Davis, Former Texas Offensive Coordinator (Pt 1)

Greg Davis coached football for 43 years, most notably with the Texas Longhorns, as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 1998-2010. In 2005, Davis was named the Frank Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year after helping lead the Longhorns to the National Championship. After departing from Texas in 2010, Davis began a 5-year stint with the University of Iowa as their offensive coordinator. On January 6, 2017, he retired from coaching. In part 1 of a two-part conversation...


Episode 138: Kristen Ledlow, TNT NBA Host and Reporter

Kristen Ledlow is a host and sideline reporter covering the NBA for TNT and NBA TV. She also co-hosts NBA TV's show "Inside Stuff" with Grant Hill. A graduate of Southeastern University, Kristen was an All-American volleyball player and set records as a basketball player. After college, she began her broadcasting journey covering college football and basketball on the local level. Ledlow also was voted Miss Capital City USA in 2012 and placed Top 5 at Miss Florida USA. In 2014, she moved...


Episode 137: Rashad Jennings, Former NFL Running Back

Rashad Jennings played 8 seasons in the NFL from 2009-2016. He was selected in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars (250th overall). Despite scoring 25 touchdowns and rushing for over 3,700 yards in his career, Jennings may be more known for winning Season 24 of ABC's Dancing with the Starsin 2017. In 2018, Jennings released his first book, "THE IF IN LIFE: How to Get off Life's Sidelines and Become Your Best Self." Growing up a chubby kid, who suffered from...