Your Week 4 S&P+ top 25 countdown, from the new teams (Indiana! Kentucky!) to the same old, same old. Ohio State used a five-minute burst to survive against a good-looking TCU, Wisconsin got out-Wisconsin'd, Auburn *really* should've beaten LSU, and does Oklahoma State have a defense now?
Week 3 is the most interesting yet for the 2018 college football season, but weather's getting in the way. Weather.com's Sean Breslin talks slow-moving storms and Seminoles, and then it's time for your weekend tasting menu, from Troy-Nebraska to ASU-SDSU.
Texas A&M had the definition of a good loss, Boise State is a damn wrecking ball, Kevin Sumlin maybe should've sat out a year, Florida got lazy, a semi-ridiculous realignment scenario, and what has PAPN done for its hosts?
Your first Sunday night, no-huddle show of the 2018 season, celebrating teams that are handling their business. Utah! Vandy! WVU! Boston College! Oklahoma State! Wisconsin! Plus: Boise State is wreaking havoc, Nick Saban can't figure out kickers, Clemson-A&M was beautifully manic, and Memphis-Navy was ... statistically unlikely.
SB Nation's Charles McDonald talks about the Falcons, the 2018 NFL season, and bridging together the worlds of college and pro football. Also: WEEK 2 PREVIEW! Mississippi State-Kansas State, Penn State-Pitt, a varied tasting menu, and a non-sarcastic appreciation for Iowa-Iowa State.
We try not to overreact to one week of games, but we have to ask ... is Penn State bad? Illinois? (Okay, yes, of course.) Michigan State? Houston? Kansas State? Arizona? Texas? Temple? Miami? Florida State? Plus: #AskPAPN questions! Chicken bets! Archie Moore references! Something for everyone!
Alex Kirshner on your best (YouTube TV) cord-cutting (YouTube TV) options at the moment (YouTube TV). Also: previewing the Week 1 schedule, crashing tailgates, regressing toward your historical mean, watching football with newborns, and finding love for a sport that clearly doesn't love you.
Quick reactions to Week 0's results: Wyoming's defense looks awfully Bohlish, and CSU's defense looks ... a lot like CSU's defense tends to. Also: Vegas baby Vegas, Crooked Letters on YouTube, and Godfrey's big, bold predictions.
Bill Connelly explores Miami and talks to The U head coach Mark Richt, assistant Mike Rumph, writer Cam Underwood, and business consultant Irela Bague to find out which team holds the city's heart and what it's like to be a sports fan in an event city.
RED ALERT. RED ALERT. IT'S WEEK ZERO. Time to go all-in on CSU-Hawaii, NMSU-Wyoming, JSU-A&T, and all the (sort of) first college football weekend has to offer. Also: SEC power rankings, panicky Florida fans, Boise State, Jeff Jagodzinski, and the next great MAC coach.
The AP's Ralph Russo joins to talk about the purpose, history, and logistics behind the AP poll, the luck involved in dynasties, and getting out of speeding tickets in Mississippi. Also: Ask PAPN! Shea Patterson vs. Brian Lewerke, and what's the worst school Nick Saban could win a national title at?
It's the PAPN Whitesnake hour! Let's talk about Florida, LSU, Auburn, existential dread, a changed Ed Orgeron, Nick Fitzgerald, grading Gus Malzahn without talking about Bama, the FSU-LSU series that is NOT A HOME-AND-DAMN-HOME, and ... stop talking, Will Muschamp.
Kevin Kelley, championship-winning coach of Arkansas' Pulaski Academy, joins PAPN to discuss the whole "never punts" thing, along with getting better without getting better, progressions vs. reads in the passing game, and why fade routes are bad. Also: MAILBAG TIME.
Muschamp wants South Carolina to evolve beyond Big, Dumb Football. Can he pull it off? Also: BIG, DUMB THINGS -- Ohio State! Baylor! UNC Jordans! Angry Bama fans! Blaming ESPN for things ESPN had nothing to do with!
Urban Meyer, Ohio State, and Lesson No. 1,402 about what happens when you support the apparatus over the individual. Also: nervous birds, wonderfully dumb bowl sponsors, ACC power rankings, WEEK ZERO PAPN BOWL, lionizing Chip Kelly, appreciating Gus Malzahn, and improving Conference USA.
Joe Moorhead’s offense and a win-now year at Mississippi State, the ACC’s unbelievable depth (every team’s got a semi-realistic chance at a top-40 performance), UAB’s new stadium, coozies vs. huggies, and a boatload of SabanOrs.
The college football offseason has been so quiet, that we're scrounging for really dumb (okay, dumber than normal) things to argue about. Also: Finebaum and radio history, a chalky P5, arguing about Paul Johnson, NDSU to the MAC, and what Auburn's 2017 says about OOC scheduling.
Quiet offseasons are good offseasons (even if they produce silly stories like Mike Gundy and his AD bickering about recruiting). Plus: Who's No. 2 in the Big 12? Why isn't TCU playing Ohio State in Fort Worth? Is football apparel next for Puma? And what's going to matter in the next round of realignment?
Athlon's Mitch Light joins Bill and Godfrey to talk about zip codes, Army passes, fade routes, negative LSU predictions, Herm, Kent State, ranking conferences, and when an injury wrecks your entire magazine.