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Your college football marriage of numbers and words, with Bill Connelly and Steven Godfrey. Produced by SB Nation and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Aggie hype and the best games of the season

January 17th, 2019

The 2019 college football preview series isn't far away (lol), but let's step back and admire the best games of the 2018 season one last time.

Title game surprises, double doinks, and THE Bill Connelly

January 10th, 2019

Stats and reactions from Clemson's win over Alabama in the national title game, and also: AFCA meetings and Clay Helton.

Just hire us as consultants, Pac-12

January 3rd, 2019

A review of January 1 bowl games and a breakdown of why Dana Holgorsen left WVU for Houston (and where WVU goes from here).

Chalky seasons, the Miami job, and PG-13 movies

December 31st, 2018

Reacting to the College Football Playoff semifinals, the bowls to date, and the latest goings-on in the coaching carousel.

What was the college football game that changed your life?

December 21st, 2018

What was the score of your most important college football game?

Please piss Paul Johnson off, P.J. Fleck

December 19th, 2018

A tasting menu for the week's bowl games, plus an extended Q&A period including questions about an 8-team CFP and cold-weather title games.

Boosters are just angry message boarders with money

December 12th, 2018

A review of recent coaching hires and a preview of the first week of college football bowls.

Kliff, Kelly, Silly Season, and Schmooze Week is upon us!

December 6th, 2018

A review of recent coaching changes and ongoing rumors, plus a look ahead to Army-Navy and bowls.

CFP pairings, Russian operas, and talking to your relatives on Christmas Eve

December 2nd, 2018

An initial reaction to the CFP semifinal pairings (Alabama-Oklahoma, Clemson-Notre Dame).

Jeff Brohm WASN'T a done deal, and what does Georgia Tech want to become?

November 29th, 2018

A tasting menu for college football's championship week, plus the latest on coaching rumors (Louisville, Georgia Tech, etc.).

Seriously, UNC?

November 27th, 2018

A rundown of the most recent college football coaching hires and rumors, plus #AskPAPN questions.

When did YOU realize the LSU-A&M game wasn't over yet?

November 25th, 2018

A rundown of the S&P+ top 25, from disappointing Wisconsin to a three-team top tier (Bama, Clemson, UGA).

Apple Cup, Bourbon Cup, and this is an NFL podcast now

November 20th, 2018

A summary of rumored college football coaching changes and a tasting menu for Rivalry Week, from the Apple Cup to Michigan-Ohio State.

T-shirts in crap weather and Ohio State's chances against Michigan

November 18th, 2018

This week's S&P+ top 25 countdown show, from Miami and Utah State to, yes, Alabama and Clemson at the top.

PAPN presents ... Wakeyleaks, from Spencer Hall's It Seemed Smart

November 16th, 2018

A special edition podcast about the Wakeyleaks scandal between Wake Forest and Louisville.

This week is legitimately fine. No, seriously. You've got LHN, right?

November 15th, 2018

A tasting menu for Week 12 of the college football season, from Iowa State-Texas to Syracuse-Notre Dame to Colgate-Army.

Georgia can (maybe) hang with Bama, USC isn't married to USC anymore, and ... just hire Neal Brown

November 13th, 2018

Have we been too negative about the 2018 college football season?

6-4 is the new 9-7, and ... look. Not every season can be great.

November 11th, 2018

A weekly rundown of the S&P+ top 25, from a rebounding Stanford to still-No-1 Alabama.

CROATAN! Also: why you should watch Illinois-Nebraska (no hey wait come back here)

November 8th, 2018

A viewing guide for (a shaky) week 11 of the 2018 college football season, from Mississippi State-Alabama to, um, Illinois-Nebraska.

It's coach firin' season! Let's talk about firin' coaches!

November 6th, 2018

The coaching carousel is starting up, so let's take a look at the college football jobs that might come open soon.

A revenge game for a revenge game, a fait accompli, and a Bowdening for the 2010s

November 4th, 2018

Your S&P+ top-25 rundown following Week 10 of the college football season.

Shutdown Fullcast owes PAPN a favor

November 2nd, 2018

Why being ranked 8th or 9th is best, in college football or life in general.

The SEC takes the stage, and weekly CFP rankings are still stupid

November 1st, 2018

A tasting menu for Week 10 of the college football season, from UCF-Temple on Thursday through Bama-LSU on CBS in prime time.

Meet Cutes, the Great Plains, and Utah is NOT Kentucky

October 30th, 2018

Virginia, Kentucky, Northwestern, Utah: who's for real in college football?

Understanding Washington, justifying Fresno, and giving Georgia proper credit

October 29th, 2018

Your S&P+ top 25 rundown show after Week 9 of the college football season.

Hello, and welcome to DESPERATION SATURDAY

October 25th, 2018

A tasting menu for Week 9 of the college football season, from App State-Georgia Southern to Florida-Georgia to Texas-Oklahoma State.

Short hair, square jaws, and let's will Wazzu to the CFP

October 23rd, 2018

On potential CFP matchups, the value of head-to-head results, the 2011 Bama-LSU game, and whether the Louisville job really is an upgrade over Purdue.

In which Fresno State has a much better defense than Ohio State

October 21st, 2018

A rundown of this week's S&P+ top 25, which includes plenty of G5 representation, a surging Utah, and a sinking Ohio State.

GameDay, kids in the press box, and a weeklong party in Pullman

October 18th, 2018

It's a weeklong party in Pullman as Wazzu prepares to finally -- FINALLY -- host GameDay.

Virginia could win its division, reruns are bad, and what the heck is "momentum"?

October 16th, 2018

The ACC could get really nutty down the stretch, and Texas and Michigan State have a Groundhog Day thing going on.

It's Alabama and one big soup at this point

October 14th, 2018

Your weekly rundown of the S&P+ top 25 and a review of the week that was in college football.

Georgia's got a rugged month, Kyler Murray's uniquely fun, and BOW TO YOUR APPALACHIAN OVERLORDS

October 11th, 2018

If Georgia is the weakest link among the top four, we'll begin to find out this week.

Nick Saban offenses, NC State tattoos, and WOW, has Louisville fallen apart

October 9th, 2018

Nick Saban's mad at his second-string defense, we don't hate NC State, who in the Pac-12 is good?, DEEP DEEP UTAH STATE TALK, Bobby Petrino's in trouble, Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt are fine, how big is the SEC's middle …

Wow, look at all these stat-hating Texas fans out here...

October 7th, 2018

Your S&P+ top 25 rundown show, featuring a surging Utah State, a stupid Mizzou-South Carolina game, the lost NC State-WVU game, a Mark Richt team …

It's the anniversary of the Mad Hatterest of Mad Hatter moments!

October 4th, 2018

T-Bob Hebert joins Bill and Godfrey to talk about LSU-Florida, the most Les Miles moment ever, and the perceptions vs. reality battle for both LSU in …

Biscuits, firearms, West Virginia, and going from great to elite

October 2nd, 2018

Ole Miss will be very different in 2019. Penn State wants to be elite. Let's make West Virginia happen. Let's just go hang out in Seattle. Texas …

Thinking yourself stupid

September 30th, 2018

Your weekly S&P+ top-25 rundown: Hello, Fresno and NC State, Kentucky passed another test, UCF's a top-10 team (again), Notre Dame is looking …

Week 5 is dumb

September 27th, 2018

College football's Week 5 slate is loaded ... and almost all the big games kick off at the same time. That's just ridiculous. Also: UNLV head coach …

Crabby nerds and cough drops

September 26th, 2018

How S&P+ adjusts for opponent, how Stanford-Oregon happened, how Benny Snell gets into the Heisman race, how Nebraska hired Mike Riley, how petty …

Wait hold on ... the SEC East (minus Tennessee) is ... good?

September 23rd, 2018

This week's S&P+ top 25 rundown, from a murderous Appalachian State, to a hungover Oklahoma State, to a really, no seriously, very good SEC East, to this week's No. 5 team, James Franklin's Nittany Lions.

Hello, and welcome to Fold Your Laundry Saturday

September 20th, 2018

College football's week 4 slate ... ain't great. But we're here to walk you through it all the same. Also: Arkansas' SEC identity, Clay Helton's hot …


September 19th, 2018

IT'S THE FREAKOUT EPISODE * Have we had a strangely large number of fluky wins this year? * Lance Leipold is proof that FSU fans (and Arkansas …

Wisconsin got out-Wisconsin'd, and Alabama just looks bored

September 16th, 2018

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 …

Hurricanes, dehumidifiers, coach effects, and Boise at Oklahoma State

September 13th, 2018

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 …

Good losses, Murder Smurfs, and what PAPN has done for us

September 11th, 2018

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, …

Just some dudes handling their business

September 9th, 2018

Your first Sunday night, no-huddle show of the 2018 season, celebrating teams that are handling their business. Utah! Vandy! WVU! Boston College! …

The Falcons, ¡El Assico!, and dangerous trips to Manhattan and Pittsburgh

September 6th, 2018

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 …

Time for everyone's favorite new game: Are You Actually Bad?

September 4th, 2018

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: …

Cutting cords, crashing tailgates, having babies, and previewing WEEK 1 OF THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

August 30th, 2018

Alex Kirshner on your best (YouTube TV) cord-cutting (YouTube TV) options at the moment (YouTube TV). Also: previewing the Week 1 schedule, crashing …

BIG, BOLD 2018 predictions, and congrats in advance to national champion Wyoming

August 28th, 2018

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: …

PAPN presents... Great Sports City: Miami

August 24th, 2018

Bill Connelly explores Miami and talks to The U head coach Mark Richt, assistant Mike Rumph, writer Cam Underwood, and business consultant Irela …


August 22nd, 2018

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 …

Ralph Russo on the benevolence of the AP poll and getting pulled over in Mississippi

August 16th, 2018

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 …

Let's take a trip to the self-loathingest corners of the SEC

August 14th, 2018

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 …

Kevin Kelley on why punting is overrated and why there's a tactical answer to everything

August 10th, 2018

Kevin Kelley, championship-winning coach of Arkansas' Pulaski Academy, joins PAPN to discuss the whole "never punts" thing, along with getting better …

This is the year we find out if Will Muschamp can evolve

August 8th, 2018

Muschamp wants South Carolina to evolve beyond Big, Dumb Football. Can he pull it off? Also: BIG, DUMB THINGS -- Ohio State! Baylor! UNC Jordans! …

So ... about that quiet offseason...

August 1st, 2018

Urban Meyer, Ohio State, and Lesson No. 1,402 about what happens when you support the apparatus over the individual. Also: nervous birds, wonderfully …

A Mark Richt team with high expectations? THE INTERNET'S GOT OPINIONS

July 25th, 2018

“Miami-ing,” "Mark Richting," a bad Bud Foster defense, Mick Foley, Scott Frost, Matt Canada, Jim Harbaugh, Jeff Brohm, Hal Mumme, and the triple …

Yinzers in Mississippi and putting the Fun back in FSU

July 18th, 2018

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 …

Quietest. Offseason. Ever.

July 10th, 2018

The college football offseason has been so quiet, that we're scrounging for really dumb (okay, dumber than normal) things to argue about. Also: …

Last Chance U's staying power and how the Mike Leach-Wazzu marriage will end

June 21st, 2018

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 …

2018: The Year of the Running Back. Or the Defensive Coordinator. Or the QB Transfer.

June 13th, 2018

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.

PAPN: Crooked Letters edition

June 6th, 2018

A special edition of PAPN talking about Godfrey's dual Mississippi project -- the Foul Play video series on go90 and the corresponding written opus, …

Project X, a Vegas doubleheader, and future Saban titles vs. LeBron titles

May 31st, 2018

Godfrey made a TV show, Las Vegas should host every conference title game, Stanford needs a healthy QB for once, Nick Saban would make an amazing AD …

Rest in peace, Pac-12. You had a good run.

May 16th, 2018

Just because the Pac-12 had a bad year doesn't mean it's not a power conference anymore. Also: Oregon was once as hard a job as Oregon State, Clay Helton only has to be good for USC to be great, Kliff Kingsbury to …

A Moorhead offense, Project X, and UCLA vs. the University of Hiroshima

May 10th, 2018

TCU is not Methodist, A PROJECT X ANNOUNCEMENT, gross sports superstitions and vengeance, Joe Moorhead and explosiveness, what if Scott Frost DOESN'T work out?, Kirby Smart vs. Nick Saban, Houston and Hiroshima to the …

BYU, Liberty, "system guys," and selling alcohol in stadiums

May 2nd, 2018

AAC power rankings, the benefits of running plug-and-play "system," BYU in the short and long term, why no FBS conference would take Liberty, CFP …


April 26th, 2018

What happens when the NCAA loses its cheerleaders? Who wins Memphis vs. Houston in the AAC West? When do we find out about Ole Miss transfers? How do we feel about former Briles assistants? How long until the SEC beats …

Behold, as we accidentally set the state of Texas on fire

April 19th, 2018

Can Luke Fickell coach? Is ECU a lost cause? How good is Jalen Hurts, really? Is Lee Corso seriously 90 years old? Who's Jeremy Kelly? And behold, as …

Enjoy your last quiet year before Nebraska fans get chesty and loud again

April 11th, 2018

Spring games, second-year breakouts (hello, Tom Herman), LSU fan despair, Mike Bobo, SDSU and national press, Utah State and close losses, and the best sipping tequila for a Cinco de Mayo wedding.

ESPN+, Stephen Garcia, Project X, and the Mountain West Malaise

April 4th, 2018

What ESPN+ will and won't offer, why the Mountain West buzz is non-existent, and reader questions spanning from Stephen Garcia to USC to ... maybe (gasp) an actual Texas home-field advantage?

Sports: Not even once

March 28th, 2018

Is fandom worth it? How much ass does the Big Ten still have? Why is Buffalo the most intriguing MAC team? What's a better job, USC or Alabama? And …

PAPN Draft Extravaganza: Josh Allen, trading down, and the millennials will save us all

March 21st, 2018

Alex Kirshner and Charles McDonald substitute for Godfrey in discussion of the 2018 NFL draft -- QB silliness, the purpose of the Combine, where to draft a great running back, etc. Also: EMU's financial future, Rutgers' …

The U: Present, future, party busses, and national title potential

March 15th, 2018

C-USA's new media rights deal, the Lane Train's remaining time in Boca, the worst mid-week MACtion game of 2018, Miami's national title potential, …

BYU's dying independence, Chad Morris' year zero, and UAB's middle finger

March 8th, 2018

Ball State Oscar winners, REALIGNMENT TALK, the independent state of BYU, Jimbo Fisher and Chad Morris carving out an SEC West niche, Syracuse and competitiveness, Tee Martin and equity, Rudi Johnson!, and UAB leaving …

The ESPN+ business plan, the Pam Ward Vortex, and Wheeling, W.V., at night

March 2nd, 2018

Obama talked at Sloan, football is behind in the analytics race, what the Sun Belt's new ESPN deal means for the Sun Belt and ESPN, why Skip Holtz …

Hard jobs, Les Miles, Brent Venables, global warming, and a sh***y day

February 21st, 2018

Les Miles' future (and that of aging coaches in general), Herm Edwards' role as the exception to every rule, Brent Venables and guys with Bill Snyder …

From Joe Moglia to Paul Finebaum in a single move

February 15th, 2018

Joe Moglia's story is still cool, Bill did Finebaum, Godfrey's family has a fun team to root for, there were almost no G5 head coaches plucked away …

This is an NFL podcast now (kidding just kidding where are you going stop)

February 7th, 2018

Those in charge of college athletics have no idea how to fix college athletics, the 2018 preview series has begun, (weight room) size matters, and …

Ed O's accidental rebuild, and the word of the day is "stigma."

January 31st, 2018

It's the #AskPAPN mailbag show! Steve Ensminger's résumé is amazing! Amazon, streaming, and the future of realignment! Data scraping! Parking and transportation bests and worsts! And what happens when Nick Saban retires?

Urban Meyer-to-Woody Hayes conversion: 80% complete

January 24th, 2018

Perusing the 2018 Conference USA and ACC schedules, reviewing the best and worst games of 2017, and watching a room full of coaches root against …

We ALMOST had the triple damn option in the Pac-12 :(

January 17th, 2018

We almost got Ken Niumatalolo a P5 job, head coaches love security blankets, the West Coast Coaching Culture is a thing, and never go back to …

An amazing Bama-Georgia finish and a sport that really needs to be honest with itself

January 10th, 2018

College football had itself another fantastic title game, but this sport still has all sots of soul searching to do. Also: Mizzou's 2018 schedule is …

Be as obnoxious as you possibly can, UCF

January 3rd, 2018

"Auburn just didn't get up for UCF," Arizona's sudden change, reliving the Rose Bowl, Adult Butthead, Notre Dame hype, impatient Utah State fans, and …

CFP: Baker vs. Bama or Georgia vs. Clemson, please

December 29th, 2017

Matt Canada burns bridges, Memphis-Iowa State is the PAPN'est of bowls, North Carolina has an FBS overpopulation, and let's pick our preferred CFP …


December 22nd, 2017

Free trucks! Liquor and Pumas! Football on Facebook! The 2017 Sunshine State Classic! Mike Sherman! Placating USC! Pitt not freaking out! We let you set the agenda for this one.

The Josh Allen Bowl, the Get Drunk Bowl, and Drew Lock Goes Deep Bowl

December 21st, 2017

Previewing the second week of 2017-18 bowl games and all they entail: Butch Davis, UAB, Josh Allen, David Gibbs, an awful December 26, Grandpa's last …

Internet Lane Kiffin is now sentient, and Notre Dame's 2018 schedule is gross

December 14th, 2017

Mario Cristobal is stressed, Arkansas State-MTSU won't be bad!, Lane Kiffin gets prime time to himself, the new arms race is with analysts, Notre Dame's 2018 season is a raging hemorrhoid, and Will Muschamp's offenses …

Phil Fulmer is a Justified villain, and Brett McMurphy is the king of bowl season

December 9th, 2017

A Tennessee coach candidates ladder match, a great bowl slate, the year of the first-time coach, and the Michigan State expectations game.

Bowls, told-you-sos, and the magnificence of celebrating mediocrity

December 4th, 2017

A quick rundown of the 2017-18 bowl season, from the fun early mid-major matchups to a dynamite duo of Playoff semifinals.

The Godliness Bowl and Tennessee's very, very dumb week

November 29th, 2017

Sociology of Tennessee Fans 101, our love of young coaches who haven't failed yet, Levi's Quidditch Stadium, Georgia's odds in an Auburn rematch, …

How far do Alabama and Miami fall? And who passes UCF this week?

November 27th, 2017

The top two teams in the CFP rankings lost this week; how far will they fall this week? Plus: shouts out to Fresno State, Louisville, Oklahoma State, Penn State, and MIGHTY Buffalo.

Clean, Old Fashioned Hate is underrated, and be careful, Texas A&M

November 22nd, 2017

Texas A&M is going to dump a good coach without a particularly good reason, Georgia-Georgia Tech is an underrated rivalry, Miami is Snoop Dogg, …

Cupcakes, Midwestern moral indignation, and, whatever, screw it, IT'S RIVALRY WEEK

November 19th, 2017

Yes, playing cupcakes before rivals is lame. Yes, let's can the moral indignation. And then let's move on because Rivalry Week is upon us.

How to set realistic expectations at Arkansas and Tennessee (spoiler: you can't)

November 15th, 2017

Bud Elliott sits in to talk about recruiting, de-recruitment, development, where Arkansas and Tennessee went wrong, and how to make it through a …

A Miami-Oklahoma CFP semifinal? YES, PLEASE

November 12th, 2017

Bill and SB Nation's Matt Brown chat about Ohio, Michigan's newfound offense, Wisconsin's high floor, UCF's awesome play, and the way Miami makes potential CFP matchups fascinating.

Miami is an event city, and Canes-Irish is an event

November 8th, 2017

Week 11 is the biggest weekend yet for the college football season, Randy Shannon is no Ed Orgeron, Penn State and Ohio State have massive …

Ohio State is baffling, and don't let Michigan State drag you into the mud

November 6th, 2017

Jason Kirk stands in for Godfrey for a chat about Arkansas State's sense of reality, Michigan State's ability to drag you to its level, UCF as an uncontroversial top-10 team, and Vegas giving Ohio State even more love …

Please, lord, let Tennessee land Jon Gruden

November 1st, 2017

CFP rankings! Coaching carousel! Piesman front-runners! Charity exhibitions! Announcements! We’ve got a lot to cover this week.

There are 16 good teams in college football this year

October 29th, 2017

The Big 12 has never been messier, the inaugural (and pointless) CFP rankings are almost impossible to predict, and there really aren't that many …

Penn State fans play their part, and what help isn't Bret Bielema getting?

October 25th, 2017

Penn State's focused tailgaters, Auburn fans' desperate search for a good reason to fire Gus, Bret Bielema's plummeting stock, Florida's foolishly …

The Full Moorhead and the mess that is college football's middle class

October 23rd, 2017

Fresno State has a top-25 résumé, Miami is the king of drama, Paul Chryst has a large computer monitor, and Penn State went Full Moorhead on Saturday …

Mike Gundy, Michigan-Navy, double rye, and EVERYBODY GETS A HEISMAN

October 18th, 2017

Mike Gundy is comfortable in his own skin, Memphis-Navy might be the biggest game of the week, the Big 12 is a wonderful fireworks stand, we have all …

Does Clemson have a switch to flip this year?

October 15th, 2017

The Big 12 has all sorts of land mines, Auburn fans are angry, Clemson's shortcomings were all laid out for the world to see, and about 13 teams have a claim to be in the top five.

PILOT -- Great Sports City: Oklahoma City

October 13th, 2017

Introducing the first PAPN spinoff: Bill Connelly sets out to discover a city's culture through its sports. And he starts in his home state.

Finding Oregon State's contrarian, taking U-Dub's side, and escaping Glen Mason Territory

October 11th, 2017

Oregon State's sudden coaching vacancy, Washington's nerdcore offense (and beef with ESPN), Georgia Tech-Miami, SDSU's manhood, the PAPN Theory for Sudden Program Decline, and a terrible Saturday night slate.

Mark Richt vs. Georgia in the CFP? PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN, SPORTS GOD

October 9th, 2017

Your college football Week 6 recap and ratings update: Michigan State is good again! The Big 12 is fun as hell AND quite good! Miami's finally …

Butch Jones is a pretty good dude. But.

October 4th, 2017

Butch Jones is a good dude who never makes things better when he opens his mouth, Alabama was once a disorganized mess too, what might work at UTEP, PAPN undergarments, and when Illinois Football nearly disrupts date …

Talking yourself into Auburn and dreaming of an OU-Miami semifinal

October 2nd, 2017

A rundown of the best, and worst, teams in college football through five weeks. Oklahoma State and TCU are the same, it's okay to talk yourself into …

How to fight a Bama fan infestation and see the good in Bret Bielema's enormous buyout

September 27th, 2017

What to do when Bama fans invade your town. Plus: Georgia looked awfully Bama-like last week, JIMBO TO LSU FOR REAL THIS TIME, protecting injury …

Wazzu's totally going to the College Football Playoff, you guys

September 25th, 2017

Washington State, UCF, and the Washington team that stunk against Rutgers have all been among college football's best teams so far in 2017. So has …

The Anxiety Bowl, 2017 overachievers, and Jeff Brohm's sexy, sexy tactics

September 20th, 2017


Week 3 recap: USC is winning ugly, and LSU lost really, really ugly

September 18th, 2017

Looking back at Week 3 of the college football season: LSU got punched in the mouth and folded, USC is learning to grind, and BREAK UP THE WAKE …

Picking Clemson-Louisville, measuring anxiety levels, and learning to trust Texas Tech

September 13th, 2017

Week 3 of the college football season is upon us! Let's talk Clemson-Louisville, LSU-Mississippi State, Texas-USC, the real Oregon, flexbone QBs for …

What would the most fun 2017 CFP matchups be?

September 11th, 2017

A review of the S&P+ top 30 after two weeks of action. Which SEC teams will likely drop out as soon as projections are phased out? Who's criminally underrated? And what are the most fun, semi-realistic CFP matchups …

Big, sexy deep balls, and big, fat Saturday evening football slates

September 6th, 2017

College football's Week 1 was fine, WatchESPN is *not* fine, and Week 2 would be a lot of fun if every interesting game weren't kicking off at the …

Week 1 is here! Bama vs. FSU, Sandman vs. Country Roads, Tennessee vs. anxiety

August 30th, 2017

We made it, everybody. Week 1 is upon us, and it's time to talk about how Indiana will challenge Ohio State, what matchups to watch during Bama-FSU, …


August 23rd, 2017

WE HAVE REAL, HONEST-TO-GOD COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES TO PREVIEW. Why you should watch Colorado State-Oregon State, Stanford-Rice, JSU-Chattanooga, and …

Cord cutting, normal draft classes, and why Auburn-LSU should always be at night

August 15th, 2017

What do Auburn and LSU need to play like legitimate top-five teams? What can we do to make sure Auburn-LSU is at night in Death Valley? What cord cutting option is best heading into 2017? And what are missing about this …

Tennessee dream and doom scenarios and the PAPN Jinx Bowl

August 9th, 2017

Oklahoma State's lavish facilities, PAPN jinxes, adult student sections, Tennessee's dueling expectations, alums at G5s, and, of course, Newport …

SEC quarterbacks, Boise, old baseball stadiums, and other underrated things

August 1st, 2017

Repurposed old baseball stadiums, paranoid coaches, chips on shoulders, the overdone Bad SEC QBs meme, and the ultimate Georgia anxiety scenario.

2007 was amazing

July 26th, 2017

A look back at the nutty, spectacular French Revolution that was the 2007 college football season.

Hugh Freeze, piety, and fighting all the wrong fights

July 25th, 2017

Hugh Freeze didn't exactly disprove the "The louder you scream about being pious, the more you've got something to hide" theory in Oxford. Also: …

Conference realignment porn, parity, and that sexy ACC middle class

July 18th, 2017

SB Nation's Matt Brown joins PAPN to discuss his new book (What If?), historic conference realignment scenarios, college football parity, and the …

Fun teams, media days, and making friends with your Michigan overlords

July 11th, 2017

PAPN is back, and just in time to tackle SEC Media Days, lazy NY Times writers, Florida-LSU, fun teams, making friends with Michigan fans, Big Ten power rankings, and Bronco Mendenhall.

Jim Harbaugh's moving goalposts, Illinois' upside, and the future of beat writing

June 21st, 2017

Local teams vs. local media, BIG TEN PREVIEW TIME (the tricky Illinois job, Michigan State's youth movement, Michigan's quickly-rising bar, Wisconsin's odd defensive coordinator hire), and reader questions (Mike Gundy's …

Early Big Game Bob was amazing, Ole Miss is still fighting, and ... hey, Rutgers

June 13th, 2017

Ole Miss is not done fighting the NCAA (or Mississippi State), Bob Stoops' first few years of big-game performances were amazing, Bo Pelini to Kent State and Mike Stoops to Youngstown State, USC vs. Washington, Boise …

Archie Griffin was overrated! Cam Newton was underrated! Let's fight!

June 7th, 2017

Athlon managing editor Mitch Light joins Bill and Godfrey to talk about early publishing dates, fact checkers, USC vs. Washington, life as a sideline reporter, and the 50 best players of the last 50 years.

Jack Kerouac, Chip Kelly, the nickel stigma, and Josh Rosen as Chris Simms 2.0

May 31st, 2017

This week's PAPN goes deep on UCLA, Cal, traffic in LA, Mississippians in wine country, the expiring stigma of the 4-2-5, Bill's socialist college …

Large children, angry West Virginia, and the state of Guatemala football

May 24th, 2017

Godfrey's back, and we're diving head-first into the Big 12 pool -- WVU's impending disappointment, KSU's post-Snyder future, and Texas' lone chance …

Bill C. for college football commissioner

May 22nd, 2017

Bill and Bud Elliott discuss potential improvements for college football recruiting and review Bill's platform as he mounts a bid for college …

Manny Diaz on havoc, analysts, stopping the RPO, and relegation

May 17th, 2017

Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz serves as guest host and talks "what" vs. "how," FCS preseason games, influential defensive coaches, the benefits of havoc, analysts with bunsen burners, and stopping the run-pass …

Bowls, bands, Boosie, and the state of HBCU football

May 10th, 2017

Bill and guest host Steven Gaither discuss all things HBCU football: the best rivalries, dancing moms, the Celebration Bowl, graduate transfers, ceilings, floors, Division I vs. II, Grambling's resurgence, and our …

Oklahoma’s unhappiness and a passionate defense of talking G5

May 3rd, 2017

Today's PAPN topics: Oklahoma's Big 12 unhappiness, realignment in an era of cord cutting, Memphis as AAC king, Hulu's news, and the blatant …

ESPN, the single wing, and Steve Spurrier as formative experience

April 26th, 2017

On ESPN layoffs (and the focus of them), Year 0 mulligans, turnover in the Bear Raid, Steve Spurrier as formative football experience, why Florida …

Let's have some babies, promote some coordinators, and TALK SOME AAC

April 18th, 2017

Godfrey's having a kid, and we've got SO MUCH AAC TO TALK ABOUT. Also: catty coaches, MWC power rankings, and let's promote some good coordinators to head coach.

Thundershirts and the future of the Group of 5

April 12th, 2017

How college football’s mid-majors should realign. Plus: Mountain West previews, Thundershirts, and what to do with Iowa State.

Steve Spurrier at LSU? Chan Gailey at Florida? CFB Earth-Two is weird.

April 5th, 2017

College football's 2017 Labor Day weekend smorgasbord, the stat that might change everything for coaches, Steve Spurrier alternate history scenarios, …

Loud coaches, fake grudges, and BIG-TIME FOOTBALL IN VEGAS

March 29th, 2017

Bill and Godfrey talk about South Carolina in the ACC, moving on after PJ Fleck, the MAC needing a dose of WWE, UNLV and the NFL, Miami really, …

Making Nick Saban mad and distinguishing between Tulsa and Toledo

March 22nd, 2017

Bill and Godfrey FINALLY tackle the Boston College question on everybody's mind. Plus: Stupid "ball control" questions, IMPORTANT (Wichita …

THE PAPN MARCH MADNESS SPEC--just kidding we're talking Penn State WRs and Buffalo

March 15th, 2017

The NCAA Basketball Tournament starts tomorrow, so naturally today's PAPN goes deep on ... the Penn State receiving corps, The Next Idaho, Buffalo, C-USA's TV deal, Notre Dame's PR efforts, and the giant ass end of the …

Bama-FSU, the Sloan Conference, a rising C-USA, and parking at Temple

March 8th, 2017

Is Alabama-Florida State the biggest Week 1 game ever? Is there any place to park at Temple? What's Baylor's offensive identity now? What does a …

Ole Miss, an all-or-nothing future, and the risk management of cheating

February 28th, 2017

Bill and Godfrey discuss Ole Miss' rule-breaking in past, present and future tenses, debate 2017's personality, weigh new Conference USA hires, and …

REVISITED: 2016 bold predictions ... and UAB football!

February 22nd, 2017

Bill and Godfrey revisit Godfrey's bold 2016 preseason predictions, from "Willie Taggart, power conference head coach," to "unexpected Heisman …

Georgia's bounce back, Georgia Southern's importance, and UCLA hypotheticals

February 15th, 2017

Bill and Godfrey chat about BILL'S NEW BOOK, Erk Russell as fictional character, school names and state politics, Georgia's bounce back potential, …

Florida's first-world problems and WOOOOO SUN BELT PREVIEW TIME

February 8th, 2017


Ladies and gentlemen, the worst PAPN episode ever

February 2nd, 2017

Bill and Godfrey fight through spectacular technical difficulties to talk about National Signing Day behind the scenes, a December signing date, and …

The best and worst games of 2016, and Ed Orgeron pulling the upset of the year

January 26th, 2017

It's *officially* time to flip the calendar to 2017 now that Bill and Godfrey have discussed the greatest and most awful games of the 2016 college …

Auburn, Penn State, and the battle between fit and making a splash

January 18th, 2017

Bill and Godfrey talk about failed pitches, the battle between fit and making splashes (using Auburn and Penn State as examples), the Mountain West's branding problems, Hawaii's future and potential creativity, and the …

Today's PAPN is brought to you by the state of South Carolina

January 12th, 2017

Bill and Godfrey discuss Clemson's national title game win over Alabama and its repercussions for both schools. Plus: a recap of AFCA 2017 and a deep …

Alabama, Clemson, Popeye's slander, and Minnesota in winter

January 5th, 2017

Bill and Godfrey indulge in Alabama-Clemson title talk ... eventually. But first, let's look at Week 1 of 2017, buy in on South Carolina, talk about …

The PAPN Playoff Spectacular (with Noles talk)

December 28th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey hem and haw about Clemson-Ohio State, talk about Washington-Bama upset warning signs, and go in-depth about Florida State past and present (because PAPN can be bought).

You don't adopt a team, it adopts you

December 23rd, 2016

Bill and Godfrey ring in the holiday by talking about the customary wide range of topics: Idaho, breaking news, recruiting rankings, Florida's …

Ladies and gentlemen, the most PAPN PAPN that ever PAPN'd

December 20th, 2016

It's a no-agenda day! Bill and Godfrey talk about JMU-Youngstown State and replace MACtion with FCStion, then answer Twitter questions about South …

A blank Baylor slate, dumb Tom Herman story lines, and ... a good hire at Purdue?

December 15th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey reunite after a week apart to grade coaching changes (Baylor's restart, a great Purdue hire, and ... holy smokes, did recruiting in …

Playoffs, Piesmen, holiday movies, and walk-on hosts

December 7th, 2016

Bill and guest hosts Alex and Morgan chat about the College Football Playoff matchups, the vaunted Piesman, college football origin stories, the …

Your one-stop College Football Playoff rankings recap and bowl schedule reaction

December 4th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey run down the S&P+ and CFP top 25 and discuss oddities before running down an exciting batch of bowl pairings. The CFP committee gets an A-. The bowl slate: A+.

Best vs. Most Deserving and Boise State vs. Idaho

November 30th, 2016

Are you a "best" person or a "most deserving" person when it comes to College Football Playoff selection? Also: The fun-to-analyze Big Ten title …

THE HOT TEAMS PLAYOFF: Bama, USC, Penn State ... Clemson? Uh, Vandy?

November 27th, 2016

There is no upper middle class in college football, Washington is *probably* safe in the CFP race, LSU should get the SEC's Sugar Bowl bid, and …

On Wisconsin, hypothetical playoffs, and sweet, sweet baked goods

November 23rd, 2016

Talking CFP rankings, counting the ways that Texas is botching its coaching situation, and going deep on Wisconsin, Boston College, and RIVALRY …

Who do you trust: Ohio State or Michigan? (The correct answer is Ohio State.)

November 21st, 2016

Bill and Godfrey run down the latest S&P+ rankings (which didn't feature many changes at the top) and begin to weigh the Game of the Century of the Coming Week: Ohio State-Michigan.

CFP rankings are dumb, and we're dumb for reacting to them. But here we are!

November 16th, 2016


Alabama and the chaos beneath the surface

November 13th, 2016

Everything changed and nothing changed in college football's Week 11 action. One on hand, almost every title contender looked vulnerable and hinted …

Washington, Strength of Record, and hot young coaches with nowhere to go

November 9th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey are here for your post-election distraction! This week's PAPN covers the new CFP rankings, Strength of Record, pod scheduling, the …

Wait, Ohio State's not going to leap Washington in the CFP rankings now, right?

November 7th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey run down of college football's best teams after 10 weeks, discuss Ole Miss' injury issues, and predict the top of the new CFP …

Strength, schedule strength, the CFP, and what happens if LSU beats Bama?

November 2nd, 2016

Bill and Godfrey complain about the College Football Playoff committee's overthinking, reminisce on one of the sport's great butterfly effects (2011 …

Best vs. most deserving: Will the CFP committee rank Michigan or Clemson No. 2?

October 30th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey review week 9, stay on brand by gushing about Appalachian State and talking Ole Miss, then attempt to guess the top 6 in Tuesday's …

SOURCES: Your school is either hiring a likable Lane Kiffin or a rich man's Darrell Hazell. Congrats!

October 27th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey talk about Charlie Strong's performance, the "Big 12 doesn't play defense" narrative (false, except for when it's true), Fresno State, Lane Kiffin's sudden likability, coach candidate lists, Tom Herman, …

Penn State and Auburn have been building toward this for a while

October 23rd, 2016

Bill and Godfrey review Week 8 and check out the new S&P+ ratings. We should have seen Penn State and Auburn coming, and ... we need a new way of …

Teasing Houston, hating Texas, and ... yes ... talking about Purdue

October 20th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey talk about the Big 12's most ridiculous leap into non-expansion yet, relive Missouri's move to the SEC, discuss what Purdue should …

Jalen Hurts is still making freshman mistakes, and Alabama's a killing machine anyway

October 16th, 2016

A rundown of the S&P+ top 25 after seven weeks. While most of the country's best teams were doing anything they could to survive and advance, …

The SEC's sloppiness, the underrated Week 7 slate, and LET'S TALK NUMBERS

October 12th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey discuss the postponed/canceled LSU-Florida game and its repercussions, an underrated slate of Week 7 contests, and the theories and numbers behind S&P+.

Alabama's trendy offense and the inevitability of Ohio State-Michigan

October 9th, 2016

This weekend recap edition of PAPN focuses on Penn State's fantastic showing against Maryland, Navy Navying the hell out of Houston, Alabama winning shootouts with a trendy offense, and the inevitability of Ohio …

If you're only going to give Charlie Strong 2 1/3 years, you shouldn't have hired him

October 6th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey talk about Boise sass, the magnet of West Lafayette, Louisville-Clemson as game of the year, Georgia Tech (the football ouroboros), Narrative Saturday, and CAN WE TALK ABOUT GAMES AND NOT COACHING …

PAPN Bonus: Fate is trying to tell us something

October 6th, 2016

Purdue is everywhere.

Race, empathy, discourse, and protest in college football

October 4th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey are joined by SB Nation's Richard Johnson and Tyler Tynes to talk about race and protest in college football, optimistic and …

The Orgeron Effect is real. Can LSU keep it up?

October 2nd, 2016

Bill and Godfrey walk through the 25 best teams in the land after 5 weeks of the season, discussing LSU and the Orgeron Effect, Wisconsin and Oregon …

Les Miles, Tom Herman, Jimbo Fisher, and ... god, it's not even October yet

September 28th, 2016

In this week's PAPN, Bill and Godfrey take on the earliest coaching search silly season ever, cord cutting and the Pac-12's long game, NC State, Michael Caine impressions, and the oddity that was Baylor-Oklahoma State.

Numbers are stupid, and here comes Texas A&M

September 25th, 2016

College football week 4 is in the books, and Bill and Godfrey once agin run down the storylines: Brady Hoke is not a miracle worker, Wisconsin's …

The Louisville blueprint, the Big 12 pulling a Big 12, and NDSU's path forward

September 21st, 2016

The big midweek PAPN features Bill and Godfrey on Louisville's blueprint for success (without elite recruiting), North Dakota State's potential FBS moves (if the Bison ever want one), and the Big 12 potentially passing …

Ohio State's a killing machine again, and ... is Michigan the best team in the country?

September 19th, 2016

It's another rapid-fire Sunday PAPN recap. Bill and Godfrey use Bill's new S&P+ top 20 as a guide for discussing Miami's sudden awesomeness, Tennessee's frustrating ... everything, Ohio State's murderous tendencies, …

On Lamar Jackson's unknown ceiling and Ara Parseghian playing to win

September 14th, 2016

Week 3 is huge, and so is this PAPN. Bill and Godfrey talk about Notre Dame-MIchigan State 1966, The Perfect Pass, Alabama (and it's iffy run game) against the crazy guy in the fight, Ohio State-Oklahoma, 11am kickoffs, …

PAPN SUNDAY RECAP, from Clemson's funk, to OSU's beef, to LSU's QB change

September 12th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey wrap up college football's strange Week 2, from Oklahoma State's beef with officials, to Clemson's strange funk, to LSU's QB change, …

The SEC is DOOOOOOOOMED and other surefire Week 1 conclusions

September 7th, 2016

One week into the 2016 college football season, it's official: The SEC is dooooooooomed. Done. Finished as a top conference. Other topics for this …

The Chicken Bet, the Speed Smash, and bold predictions for college football in 2016

September 1st, 2016

The offseason is over. We've got actual football to react to, but first, let's take the time to make some big, bold, semi-reasonable predictions …


August 24th, 2016

In the last offseason PAPN, Bill & Godfrey talk Charlie Strong, book promotion, book fandom, and any other loose ends they need to tie up because THE OFFSEASON IS OVER. WE WILL HAVE REAL, LIVE FOOTBALL TO REACT TO …

Some hilariously expensive coach is going to finish last in the SEC West

August 18th, 2016

In the latest PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk cord cutting, power rankings, an anti-ACC bias, Ole Miss and craziness, South Carolina and awfulness, LSU …

PAPN loves Baton Rouge

August 18th, 2016

Let's raise some money and buy some goods for the people of Baton Rouge.

Georgia's totally beating Tennessee and winning the SEC East this year

August 10th, 2016

In this episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk Georgia (if you fire a guy who wins 10 games a year, the next guy better win 11) and an SEC East race …

The PAPN AAC MEDIA DAY SPECTACULAR, Part 2: Chad Morris and Tom Herman on stats

August 3rd, 2016

In this episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey go in-depth about useful stats and points of emphasis with SMU's Chad Morris and Houston's Tom Herman. …

The PAPN AAC MEDIA DAY SPECTACULAR, Part 1: Lobster vs. catfish

August 3rd, 2016

Bill and Godfrey attended the AAC's media day festivities in Newport, R.I., this week. This week's first PAPN episode, then, features interviews with …

PAPN: Jim Harbaugh is brilliant, and haves vs. have-nots is bad for business

July 26th, 2016

In the latest PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk conference media days, haves vs. have nots, the worst SEC teams, why Jim Harbaugh is an incredible football coach, why Bill is in Chicago, and why 1999 Virginia Tech is …


July 26th, 2016

A quick PAPN tease.

Podcast Ain't Played Nobody: Big 12 expansion and realignment scenarios, Part CCLXIX

July 21st, 2016

Go figure -- this week's PAPN is pretty realignment-heavy. AGAIN. Bill and Godfrey tackle Big 12 Media Days, Colorado vs. Colorado State, why the Big …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Sleeping giants and press conference prep work

July 13th, 2016

In this week's PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about the sleeping giants among the "ass end" of the Big Ten, wonder how in the heck Dan Mullen wasn't …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: A user's guide to conference media days

July 7th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey talk about conference media days (the SEC is a waste of time, the Pac-12 and Big 12 are well done), ignoring Oregon to our peril, …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Charlie Strong's job security & the Washington Virus

June 29th, 2016

In the latest PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about disappointing Pac-12 teams, why everyone's high on Washington, what happens if Charlie Strong goes 6-6 (or 9-4), and the first time an offensive line blew you away.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Early-season must-wins and drinking with coaches

June 15th, 2016

In the latest PAPN, Bill and Godfrey discuss creative scheduling options, the vast importance of Pitt-Penn State and Texas A&M-Auburn, the CEO …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Let's cut cords, bust brackets, and ditch divisions

June 8th, 2016

In the latest PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about Conference USA's cruddy TV deal (and decision-making), cable cord-cutting options, a BracketBuster Saturday, Duke in 5 years, and ditching divisions in the era of 14-team …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Baylor, Ole Miss, and anything but Baylor and Ole Miss

June 1st, 2016

In the latest PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about Baylor and Ole Miss (obviously), but not before touching on great Verne Lundquist moments, USC win expectations, and New Mexico State's end game.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: TCU's stability and the center of the CFB universe

May 25th, 2016

In the latest PAPN, Bill and Godfrey send best wishes to Mike the Tiger, plug the Athlon preview, discuss 1959 and the geographic center of college …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Brought to you by the good folks at NBC

May 17th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey talk about Notre Dame's potentially awesome 2016 team (DISCLOSURE: SB NATION AND COMCAST ARE CORPORATE PARTNERS), a perfectly ACC …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Alternate realignment timelines and the Texas Brand™

May 11th, 2016

In this week's PAPN, Bill & Godfrey talk about alternate timelines for conference realignment, Nebraska's self-inflicted wounds, the draw of …


May 4th, 2016

In the longest ever PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about old Phil Steeles, the Big 12's latest dumb debate, scheduling, 1940s pettiness, the Laremy …

It's the PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY Draft Spectacular!

April 27th, 2016

In the 35th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey discuss the 2016 NFL Draft, the process of overthinking that goes into it, and the quarterbacks that get drafted way, way too high.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Let's bicker about Bobby Petrino

April 19th, 2016

In the 34th installment of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey bicker about Bobby Petrino, implore everyone to desperately jump aboard the bandwagon of every spring football all-star, review the worst games on YouTube, and ask why …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: On MACtion and awful legislators

April 12th, 2016

In the latest PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY, Bill and Godfrey pick a fight with the Georgia legislature over information requests ... but not before half an hour of hardcore MACtion talk.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY 32: Moneyball in college football

April 5th, 2016

In the 32nd episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about hard jobs -- ULM, Wyoming, Hawaii, EMU, Rice, even Georgia Tech -- and what constitutes …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY 31: Blind Box Score Bingo!

March 22nd, 2016

In Episode #31 of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about the ever-quotable Rich Rodriguez, gimmick offenses, Box Score Bingo, the USC expectations game, LSU quarterbacks, and Boise State's need for a good Fresno State.


March 22nd, 2016

Purdue, Purdue, Purdue, Purdue, Purdue.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Awful coaching jobs and Sloan

March 15th, 2016

In the 30th episode of PAPN, Bill & Godfrey talk about how to succeed in awful jobs, a coaching job that shows you the world, the Big Ten's …


March 9th, 2016

In a mailbag edition of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey bring in Matt Brown to answer reader questions about Illinois' Lovie Smith hire, Sun Belt expansion, BYU's selling points, and what the heck the Big 12 does next. And …


March 1st, 2016

In the latest PAPN, Bill and Godfrey welcome Ryan Nanni to the stage, then careen off-course, talking about Bill's Kickstarter, Idaho, school biases, …


February 23rd, 2016

Bruce Feldman joined Bill and Godfrey to talk about the most interesting teams in recent college football, from early-'00s Miami to mid-'00s USC. …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY 26: College football hates underdogs

February 16th, 2016

In the 26th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey discuss Penn State's uniqueness and progress, the Vast Pro-Ole Miss Conspiracy among random media …

PAPN BONUS: Armageddon and the Airline Conference

February 9th, 2016

Bill and Godfrey use a reader question to go back in time to 1959, when some combination of USC, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Washington, Notre Dame, Pitt, Penn State, Syracuse, Duke, Georgia Tech, and the service academies …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY 25: Let's argue about 2016 rankings

February 9th, 2016

In Episode 25 of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about Bill's 2016 S&P+ projections: why Iowa and FSU fans are yelling, why the numbers have an #SECbias, how teams are clustered, and why this supports and drags down …

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY 24: The law of the commuter school

February 2nd, 2016

The 24th episode of PAPN is dedicated to reader questions regarding APR tweaks, the plight of San Jose State and commuter schools, the recruiting …


February 2nd, 2016



January 26th, 2016

The 23rd episode of PAPN runs the gamut of recruiting topics with SB Nation's head recruiting honcho, Bud Elliott: fit vs. four-stars, young brands, LSU, Georgia, Auburn, Miami, early signing days, and 5-star quotas.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY 22 with Ramzy Nasrallah

January 19th, 2016

PAPN eases into the offseason with a guest: Ramzy Nasrallah of Eleven Warriors. Bill, Godfrey, and Ramzy talk about Ohio State's "disappointing" great season, the importance of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, Nebraska in five …


January 13th, 2016

In the 21st episode of PAPN, Godfrey and Bill talk about the AFCA conference (which Godfrey is attending), Penn State's coaching turnover, another …


January 5th, 2016

In the 20th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey get riled up. Tennessee expectations are off the charts! Oklahoma does not need to move to the Big Ten to win the national title! Nick Saban (and dumb reactions to his …


December 28th, 2015

In the 19th installment of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about the latest Big 12 expansion rumors and preview upcoming bowl games, including the Playoff semifinals and a must-win game for Auburn.


December 21st, 2015

In the 18th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about the perceptions of Jim McElwain and Will Muschamp, warn against knee-jerk hiring reactions, preview this week's bowls, and create a 64-team AAC. As one does.


December 15th, 2015

In the 17th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey preview the early bowl games and answer reader questions regarding staff building, catchable INTs, and, of course, an NIT of 5-7 teams.


December 7th, 2015

In the 16th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk bowls, semifinals, and the Heisman race. Plus: whining on Twitter, pre-emptive bowl bumps, and …


December 1st, 2015

In the 15th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about bad parenting, the incestuous SEC, emotional boosters, torrential rain, pre-emptive 2016 USC hype, Michigan State-Iowa, and what happens when a scoop turns out …


November 25th, 2015

In the 14th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey blow up the College Football Playoff (Auburn wins the Iron Bowl! Oklahoma State ends up the top seed!) …


November 17th, 2015

In the 13th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey discuss Iowa, why advanced stats are overrated (!), and the biggest potholes remaining in the Playoff …


November 10th, 2015

In the latest episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about the latest from Missouri's campus, the Big 12 brand of football, styles that make fights, crazy-bad offense and an offensive life cycle in real-time, and unmet …


November 3rd, 2015

In the 11th edition of Podcast Ain't Played Nobody, Bill and Godfrey talk about the Playoff rankings that will be released soon, how the Committee …


October 27th, 2015

In the 10th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about the USC experience, the Trojans under interim coaches, the Texas renaissance, who the selection committee will rank No. 1, bad predictions, Nebraska coaches, and …


October 20th, 2015

In the ninth episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about a natural LSU-Florida State fan war, the value of run-blocking wideouts, awesome 1-loss …


October 13th, 2015

In the eighth installment of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey discuss Florida without Will Grier, the death of Clemsoning, Western Kentucky's life after Bobby …


October 6th, 2015

In the seventh episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey discuss Clemson, The Next 2007!, the lack of good QBs on good teams, coaches winning big games, when to fire coaches, Ohio State's résumé, and reader questions.


September 29th, 2015

In episode 6 of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about surprise dumpster fires (Auburn, Oregon), zombie narratives, math classes, UCLA, verbal ticks, StatSmack shirts, and, because it's PAPN, Memphis.


September 22nd, 2015

In the fifth episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about how Georgia ain't played nobody, (gulp) defend ESPN, discuss luck vs. opportunity in …


September 15th, 2015

In episode 4 of AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY, Bill and Steven chat about Arkansas' disastrous loss to Toledo, Auburn's even more disastrous near-loss to …


September 10th, 2015

In the third episode of PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY, Bill and Godfrey talk about birthdays, neutral site games, the infinite narrative potential of Oklahoma-Tennessee, bad Big Ten teams, Steve Patterson, and what a week …

Podcast Ain't Played Nobody, Vol. 2 (Aug. 26)

August 26th, 2015

In the second episode of PAPN, we talk about Baylor, TCU, and what happens when a story falls apart.

Podcast Ain't Played Nobody, Vol. 1 (Aug. 21)

August 21st, 2015

In Episode 1 of Podcast Ain't Played Nobody, Bill and Godfrey discuss LSU, brand-name teams, and whether turnovers are luck or partial luck.
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