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Spring Practice "Believe It Or Not"; Interview: Aston Walter

The Roost Podcast is back for more, as hosts Matt and Carter hit on a great week in Rice sports before playing a little game to work through some storylines from football spring practice thus far. Then, Matt interviews former Rice RB and current Vanderbilt GA Aston Walter. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


Christian Covington on his 2020 Season and WandaVision

The Roost Podcast welcomes back former Rice and current NFL DT/friend of the show Christian Covington. Matt and Carter talk to Christian about the weirdness of being traded a week before the NFL season started, getting used to a new team during a pandemic, and more. Then, the main event: an extended discussion of WandaVision and the future of the MCU. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


Jack Fox Returns; Punter Conclave 2.0

After a Texas winter disaster-induced delay, the Roost Podcast is back this week! Matt and Carter wrap up some quick news items, such as the departure of OC Jerry Mack and his replacement Marques Tuiasosopo, before welcoming back former Rice punter (and frequent Roost Pod guest!) Jack Fox. Jack takes us through his Pro Bowl season with the Detroit Lions and more, including the return of the famous Punter Conclave this spring. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


News Roundup, Signing Day Recap

Just as college football teams around the country are starting up their offseason workouts, so too is the Roost Podcast starting up our offseason programming! On this episode, Matt and Carter catch you up on all the Rice sports news that's happened since our last episode, plus a final wrap-up on the 2021 football recruiting class and a National Signing Day that was uneventful (to say the least) for the Owls. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


The 2nd Annual Roosties

The final Roost Podcast episode of 2020 (and the final one before our hosts take a well-deserved break) features the 2nd (or 5th? or 8th?) Annual Roosties! You can find The Roost's picks for standard superlatives on the site, but don't you want some more interesting categories too? Join Matt and Carter as they give their picks for categories like Best Play, Most Dominant Game, Most Valuable Transfer, and more. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


Interview: Rice Creative, Early Signing Period Breakdown

Football season's over but the Roost Podcast don't stop! (Not yet, anyway.) First, Matt and Carter are joined by Caroline Hall and Trey Jackson to discuss the amazing content they put together for Rice Athletics this year. Then, it's on to a rundown of the prospects that signed with Rice Football during last week's Early Signing Period and what those players will bring to the Owls in the future. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


UAB Review, Season Thoughts

A strange and abbreviated season comes to a close for Rice football, and Matt and Carter are here with another episode of the Roost Podcast. They break down the frustrations and missed opportunities, mixed in with thoughts on what this season portends going forward for the Owls. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


UAB Preview

The Owls have one last chance to push their bizarre 2020 season to an even better finish, and Matt and Carter are here to talk you through it. On this episode of The Roost podcast, it's a full preview of the UAB Blazers, who are a bit of a mystery after a month layoff and potential roster issues heading into Saturday, but played extremely well in September and October. Does Rice have what it takes to down the Blazers in Houston? Tune in to find out what we think! Don't forget to rate,...


Marshall Upset Bonus Episode

HOW 'BOUT THEM OWLS, Y'ALL? Matt and Carter are here for a bonus episode of the Roost Podcast, breaking down Rice's upset, shutout victory over undefeated, ranked Marshall. All the big plays, shocking moments, and more, plus discussion of how this could be a program-defining win for the Owls. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


Marshall Preview

It's another episode of The Roost Podcast, and maybe the game that Matt and Carter are previewing in it will actually happen! After some scheduling discussion (well, it's really more like exasperated ranting, because what else is there to say at this point), they get into previewing Rice's toughest opponent of this strange, abbreviated season. Plus, should college football games be made into three-way battle royale wrestling matches? All that and more!


UNT Review, UTEP Preview

Losing is no fun! On this episode of the Roost Podcast, Matt and Carter break down Rice's disappointing loss to North Texas in Denton. They offer bold suggestions for the team (such as: stop fumbling!) and discuss how much more gut-wrenching it is to lose a game like that when you have real expectations. Then, it's on to a preview of this weekend's showdown with UTEP. Can the Owls rebound against a team they're rightfully favored against? We'll see! Don't forget to rate, review, and...


North Texas Preview

As of publishing time for this episode, Rice's game with North Texas is still on, so . . . fingers crossed! With no game to review for the second week in a row (sigh), this episode of the Roost Podcast dives into the match-up in Denton. Can the Owls stop the Mean Green's explosive offense? Can they sustain drives against a, uh, questionable run defense? Matt and Carter are here to talk all that and more (and to mourn the loss of a midmorning Friday C-USA game in a high school...


Louisiana Tech Preview

Are Matt and Carter capable of recording an episode of The Roost Podcast that's under an hour? It turns out they are (barely)! With last week's unfortunate cancellation of the UTSA game, there's a bevy of COVID-related scheduling news to talk over, plus some positive news about Rice's secondary depth. Then, we preview this weekend's game in Ruston against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.


Southern Miss Review, UTSA Preview

Winning is fun! The Roost Podcast is back, with Matt and Carter breaking down Rice's biggest win of the Bloomgren era over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. They break down the fantastic performances on both sides of the ball, including Mike Collins' brilliant game and solid play from a secondary that's farther into the depth chart than anyone expected. Then, they move on to preview this weekend's game against the UTSA Roadrunners at Rice Stadium. Don't forget to rate, review, and...


MTSU Review, Southern Miss Preview

The phrase "quadruple doink" is going to haunt us, both waking and in dreams, for years to come, but Matt and Carter are here to give you reasons for optimism. On this episode of the Roost Podcast, they break down the heartbreaker between the Owls and MTSU, before moving on to preview this week's showdown against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Both our hosts surprise themselves by becoming steadily more confident about Rice's prospects going forward, despite the loss in their long-awaited...



Can it be real? Is Rice actually going to play a football game this week? Pinch us, we're dreaming. On this week's Roost Podcast, Matt and Carter wrap up COVID/schedule news before diving into Rice's first official game week depth chart. Are we in full-on panic about the DBs? UNFORTUNATELY SO. Then it's a deep dive into the matchup with the Blue Raiders. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


Interview: JP Heath unpacks unique season ahead

With barely a week to go before Rice football *finally* kicks off its 2020 season, the Roost Podcast has you covered. We start with a little Rice/schedule news as always (we have a starting quarterback!), and then we welcome back JP Heath, the Voice of the Owls, to talk his offseason, the plan (or . . . lack thereof?) for what broadcasting Rice's games looks like this year, a little about the team itself, and more. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!


Power Ranking Opponents and Units

Only two weeks-plus to go until Rice's season opener (finally), and the Roost Podcast ain't slowing down. This week, Matt and Carter hit on some (non-COVID!) scheduling news and actual Rice Owls football practice updates! Then, they spend most of the episode power-ranking Rice's currently scheduled opponents (and one that's not technically scheduled at the moment) and the various position groups on the team. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!



The good news: Rice is back to practice, and on schedule to start the season on October 24th against MTSU. The bad news: a couple of key players are hurt already! So on this episode of the Roost Podcast, Matt and Carter round up some schedule/COVID news and check in on former Owls in both MLB and the NFL, and then they dive into the unofficial injury report. How much should you panic? We'll let you know! Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!



EMERGENCY POD ALERT! A special episode of the Roost Podcast, as Matt and Carter hop on to discuss Rice's officially beginning practice, targeting a kickoff date of October 24th against MTSU, followed up by a little schedule talk. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!