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The Joel Klatt Show: A College Football Podcast

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Joel Klatt breaks down the biggest topics in the world of college football. Joel relies on his experience on the field, detailed film analysis and unmatched preparation to give you the most consistent, fair and best analysis in the sport. Each week, Joel dives into his Top 10 teams, answers questions and discusses the biggest storylines in college football.

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Joel Klatt breaks down the biggest topics in the world of college football. Joel relies on his experience on the field, detailed film analysis and unmatched preparation to give you the most consistent, fair and best analysis in the sport. Each week, Joel dives into his Top 10 teams, answers questions and discusses the biggest storylines in college football.

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English


Episodes

Klatt ranks his Top 5 Pass Catchers in the 2024 NFL Draft

2/26/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt ranks his Top 5 Pass Catchers (Wide Receivers & Tight Ends) in the 2024 NFL Draft. Klatt reveals how he ranks the top Wide Receivers in the draft including Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison, LSU’s Malik Nabers and Washington’s Rome Odunze. He also makes the case for Georgia Tight End Brock Bowers to be ranked above many of the top Wide Receivers in the Draft and points out why a dominant player at his position is more valuable than a top wideout. Klatt also considers how the depth at the Wide Receiver position in this Draft class will affect teams’ decision making on Draft Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:40

Klatt ranks his Top 5 Quarterbacks in the 2024 NFL Draft

2/19/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt ranks his Top 5 Quarterbacks in the 2024 NFL Draft. Klatt breaks down this QB Draft Class that he believes has as much top-end talent and depth as any group since the famous 1983 Draft of Elway and Marino. He breaks down what exactly makes Caleb Williams a generational talent before discussing the battle for the #2 QB in the Draft between LSU’s Jayden Daniels and North Carolina’s Drake Maye. Klatt then reveals how he evaluates the future prospects of 21-year old Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy vs two veteran collegiate QB’s – Michael Penix Jr from Washington and Bo Nix from Oregon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:55

Klatt’s 2024 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

2/14/2024
Now that the Chiefs have won the Super Bowl again, it’s officially NFL Draft season! FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt is ready to kick things off with his first Mock Draft as we head towards the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit. Klatt reveals his landing spots for top college players like USC QB Caleb Williams, Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr and Georgia TE Brock Bowers in a First Round where he sees 6 Quarterbacks coming off the board. Klatt is particularly intrigued by new Chargers HC Jim Harbaugh’s decision at #5 and believes he’ll stick to his blueprint that worked at Michigan and with the 49ers. He also explains why he believes Bo Nix, J.J. McCarthy and Michael Penix Jr will all land in the 1st Round and how they each fit perfectly with their new teams in his Mock Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:08

Chip Kelly to Ohio State, Michigan gets their new DC & Alabama loses another coach

2/13/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt discusses the latest coaching carousel moves including Ryan Day and Ohio State hiring Chip Kelly as their new Offensive Coordinator following the departure of Bill O’Brien for Boston College. He weighs in on what Kelly’s impact on the Buckeyes’ offense will be and then looks North as Michigan hired another member of the Harbaugh family coaching tree to lead the Wolverines defense in Wink Martindale. Klatt concludes the podcast by giving his thoughts on Alabama Offensive Coordinator Ryan Grubb taking the OC job with the Seattle Seahawks and considers how big of a loss it will be for Kalen DeBoer in Year 1 in Tuscaloosa. Klatt also raises some questions about the timing of the exit occurring right as the 30-day transfer window for Alabama players was closing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:58

Will College Coaches keep jumping to the NFL? What NIL really means and more mailbag questions

2/5/2024
In this mailbag episode, FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt dives into all sorts of listener-submitted questions including whether the sport is in real danger of losing its best coaches to the NFL due to the challenges within the collegiate game. He discusses Tennessee’s fight with the NCAA and breaks down what NIL payments really look like. Klatt then shifts away from the gridiron to answer the age-old question of “is it a good idea to bring up the idea of a prenup agreement to your fiancé?” He follows that up with his answer for which teams that were left out of the 4-team Playoff could have won the whole thing had there been more spots available. He then wraps up the episode with some advice for young college graduates out there on the job market for the first time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:20

What will life after Harbaugh be like for Michigan? Alabama gets a win & “Horns Down” strikes again

1/29/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt discusses the challenges that new Michigan Head Coach Sherrone Moore will face as he begins the post-Harbaugh era in Ann Arbor. Klatt explains why retaining Strength Coach Ben Herbert is so critical to maintaining the culture at Michigan and tells a story of one of Herbert’s famous winter workouts. He assesses the latest player movements in the sport including Alabama getting their 5-star Wide Receiver recruit to re-commit to the program and Washington holding onto their QB for next season. He wraps up the show by discussing the latest controversy surrounding “Horns Down.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:02

Jim Harbaugh leaving Michigan to return to the NFL - who will go with him & who should replace him?

1/25/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reacts to the news that Jim Harbaugh will be leaving Michigan and returning to the NFL to take the Head Coaching job with the LA Chargers. He reflects on Harbaugh’s time in Ann Arbor before discussing who should replace him as Head Coach and why the Wolverines need to act fast. Klatt also provides insight into which of Harbaugh’s assistant coaches will be going with Harbaugh to the Chargers and which will stay at Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:53

Why Ohio State is going all-in and should we be worried about Alabama?

1/22/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt discusses the current state of Alabama’s program as the Tide continue to lose players in the transfer portal following Nick Saban’s retirement. He reveals how far ‘Bama has fallen down the hierarchy in the SEC and what their expectations should be for Kalen DeBoer’s first season in charge. Klatt then discusses the busy week at Ohio State as the Buckeyes added All-American Safety Caleb Downs and 5-star QB recruit Julian Sayin from Alabama. He points out how college football history has shown that rivals’ success is the ultimate motivator and that is playing out in Columbus following Michigan’s National Championship. Klatt also explains why Ryan Day is giving up play-calling to Bill O’Brien and details which areas Day will now shift his focus towards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:13

Klatt’s Way-Too-Early Top 10 Rankings for the 2024 Season

1/17/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reveals his Way-Too-Early Top 10 Rankings for the upcoming 2024 Season. Following Nick Saban’s surprise retirement, he answers the question of where to rank Alabama heading into next year. He breaks down where he ranks teams such as Texas and Georgia and reminds folks that the sky is not falling at Ohio State as the Buckeyes will be loaded next season. Klatt also discusses how Ohio State and Michigan can expect a serious challenge from Big Ten newcomer Oregon next season and to watch out for a dark-horse contender in the new Big 12. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:42

Kalen DeBoer replaces Saban at Alabama, Michigan’s JJ McCarthy declares for Draft & Ohio St reloads

1/15/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reacts to the news that Washington Head Coach Kalen DeBoer will be the one tasked with replacing Nick Saban at Alabama. Klatt explains why this was a great hire for the Tide and the keys for success in the post-Saban era. He also details why the hiring of Jedd Fisch makes a lot of sense for Washington as they enter the Big Ten. Klatt then considers Michigan’s future at QB after J.J. McCarthy declared for the NFL Draft and how Ohio State may have taken a page out of the Wolverines’ playbook with several big-time players deciding to spurn the NFL Draft for one more run at a Championship. He concludes the podcast by discussing the ramifications of Miami’s massive win in the Transfer Portal with the addition of QB Cameron Ward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:38

Emergency Pod: Nick Saban Retires! Who will replace him at Alabama?

1/10/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reacts to the shocking news that Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban is retiring from the sport. Klatt tells stories of his favorite conversations with Saban and lays out the reasons why he hopes Coach will stay involved and lead the sport going forward. He then lists the 3 Coaches that he sees as potential replacements for Saban at Alabama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:31

Michigan beats Washington to win the CFP National Championship

1/9/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reacts to Michigan winning its first National Championship since 1997 with the win over Washington on Monday night. He breaks down why Michigan was able to slow down Michael Penix Jr on their way to the title. Klatt also shares insights and behind-the-scenes stories of what it’s been like covering Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan players as they turned a struggling program into a National Championship team. He also discusses why the Wolverines’ win should give hope to lots of programs around the country - even Ohio State - as we enter the 12-team Playoff format going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:17

Michigan vs Washington National Championship Game Pick and Preview

1/4/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt previews the College Football Playoff Championship Game between Michigan and Washington and makes his pick for the matchup. He discusses each teams’ paths to victory on Monday night and what areas of the field will determine the outcome. Klatt specifically breaks down why Michigan’s Defensive Line will pose a different problem for the Washington Offense than what they faced vs Texas as they look to give Penix time to throw it downfield. He also discusses how this Michigan program was re-built to beat Ohio State back in 2021 and how that blueprint could serve them well in this matchup with the Huskies’ high-flying passing attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:01

Michigan stuns Alabama in overtime & Washington survives vs Texas in the College Football Playoff

1/2/2024
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reacts to a wild day in College Football as both Semifinal matchups came down to the final play. Klatt begins by breaking down the game that he attended at the Rose Bowl as Michigan found a way to come back and take down Alabama in overtime. He explains why this win has been 3 years in the making for the Wolverines and how Michigan possesses the single attribute that has defined National Championship teams in recent years. He then discusses Washington’s thrilling win over Texas that nearly resulted in a stunning win for the Longhorns. Klatt discusses the crazy ending and what he believes made the difference in the game. He also explains why Michael Penix Jr deserved more serious Heisman consideration than he got this season and again proved he is the best QB in college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:13

College Football Playoff Previews and Picks: Michigan-Alabama & Washington-Texas

12/28/2023
The College Football Playoff is finally here and FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt breaks down both Semifinal matchups and makes his picks for the games. Starting with the Rose Bowl meeting between #1 Michigan and #4 Alabama, Klatt discusses the keys for the game including how concerned Wolverine fans should be about their offensive line play late in the season and which version of Alabama we can expect to see. He then analyzes the Sugar Bowl matchup between #2 Washington and #3 Texas and points out where the Huskies have a distinct advantage over the Longhorns before discussing how Steve Sarkisian’s play-calling could be the difference in the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:10

Will Ohio St bounce back? Does Florida St have to prove themselves vs Georgia? & more Bowl Previews

12/26/2023
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt gives his breakdowns of 5 Bowl Games this week including 4 New Year’s Six Bowl Games and the game he will be calling on FOX – the Holiday Bowl. He begins by discussing the state of the USC program as they take on #15 Louisville in San Diego. Klatt then discusses the Cotton Bowl between #7 Ohio State and #9 Missouri and how important of a game it will be for finding the future QB in Columbus. He then makes his pick in the Peach Bowl in the game between #10 Penn State and #11 Ole Miss that he feels could be a potential Playoff matchup next season. Klatt considers what is at stake for #5 Florida State in the Orange Bowl vs #6 Georgia and whether they need to perform well to prove they deserved to be in the College Football Playoff. He concludes this preview episode by looking at the Fiesta Bowl and what problems undefeated Liberty could pose for #8 Oregon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:03

Signing Day Reaction: Are NIL & the transfer portal leading to top-end talent spreading out in CFB?

12/21/2023
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reacts to a wild Signing Day. He touches on Georgia's impressive No. 1 class ranking, Jeremiah Smith signing with Ohio State and how Dylan Raiola could immediately improve Nebraska's offense. Then, he dives into Jordan Seaton's potential flip from Colorado and proposed ways to stop players from signing prematurely and flipping commitments. Lastly, he dives into how NIL has changed the recruiting landscape and shows why top-end talent is getting more spread out in college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:45

Ohio State’s QB situation, Chip Kelly wants Major Change & Nick Saban pulls a Power Move on Michigan

12/18/2023
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt discusses the latest transfer portal moves including QB Kyle McCord’s move to Syracuse and what it means for Ohio State’s QB situation for next season. He discusses why the sport failed Texas QB Maalik Murphy by putting him into a terrible position of having to enter the Transfer Portal before the Longhorns play in the College Football Playoff. Following a court ruling over NCAA transfer rules, Klatt discusses the potential issues that could be coming in the future if players are allowed to freely transfer as many times as they like without repercussions. Klatt also reacts to Chip Kelly’s proposal for a radical overhaul of the sport. He concludes the show by giving his thoughts on Nick Saban’s decision to hire a former Michigan assistant coach just weeks before Alabama is set to face the Wolverines in the Rose Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:31

Klatt ranks his Top 10 College Football Teams since 2000

12/13/2023
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt ranks his Top 10 teams since the year 2000. He breaks down which teams from powerhouses like Alabama, Georgia, USC and Texas made the cut. Klatt then places his Top 4 teams into a Playoff Bracket and makes his picks in those heavyweight matchups. He ultimately crowns his champion as the best team of this century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:25

Klatt explains his Heisman Vote and gives his Way-Too-Early Favorites for the 2024 Heisman Trophy

12/11/2023
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reacts to Jayden Daniels winning the Heisman Trophy and explains why he voted for Michael Penix Jr with his ballot. He then breaks down the Heisman field for 2024 and ranks his Top 5 leading contenders going into next season. Klatt also breaks down the big moves in the Transfer Portal. He analyzes what the Dillon Gabriel move to Oregon does for the Ducks’ future in the Big Ten next season. Klatt then discusses the impact of Coach Prime and Colorado’s moves in the Transfer Portal so far as they bolster their Offensive Line ahead of their move to the Big 12. He wraps the show by answering listener-submitted mailbag questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:41