Tag:J. Darin Darst
Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:45 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 4:23 pm
 

PODCAST: Week 6 Preview

Posted by Tom Fornelli

While the biggest game on the schedule this week is likely the Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas, it's not the only interesting matchup taking place on Saturday. So in the latest episode of CBSSports.com's College Football Podcast, Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst get together to talk about that game along with others like Michigan/Northwestern and Missouri/Kansas State as a couple of teams look to stay unbeaten. They also preview an SEC West battle between Arkansas and Auburn, and wonder whether or not LSU and Nebraska will blow out Florida and Ohio State.

All that and more!

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Posted on: October 3, 2011 3:44 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 4:30 pm
 

PODCAST: College Football Week 5 Review

Posted by Adam Jacobi

After whipping Nebraska Saturday is Wisconsin better than Oklahoma? Does Stanford have enough talent to win a championship? Is Illinois legit? Michigan? Texas? We give our thoughts on the Week Five action. Navy and Air Force played an epic game, Steve Spurrier screwed up, the Big Ten Legends Division is wide open, Washington got a sneaky win this week and Trent Richardson may win the Heisman.

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Personally, I'd love to see Wisconsin and Oklahoma have it out on the field -- as would I with the Badgers and Boise State, Alabama, LSU, Stanford, you name it. The fact is that Nebraska has not been a very good team at any point this season, and Wisconsin is sufficiently good that it needs a legitimate Top 5 opponent to play before we can accurately figure out where the Badgers stand in the pecking order. They're likely to go undefeated, but then so is whoever wins between Alabama and LSU on November 5, and it wouldn't surprise me if at least two teams out of the trio of Boise State, Oklahoma, and Stanford did too.

Now would be as good a time as any to remind fans that college football has always aggressively opposed the type of playoff system that could help more accurately solve this dilemma, because that's not really what the powers that be have ever been interested in. 

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Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:38 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 11:47 am
 

PODCAST: College Football Week 5 Preview

Posted by Adam Jacobi

We've got a Big Ten showdown in Wisconsin (where it's basically impossible to beat the Badgers at night), Will Muschamp's introduction to the Alabama-Florida rivalry, an ACC road test for Clemson, a bounce-back opportunity for both Arkansas and Texas A&M and much more. Ohio State faces a tough challenge as Michigan State comes to Columbus. USF looks to prove its legitimacy with a Thursday night game at Pitt. Does Auburn have a chance against South Carolina? Dan Persa returns for Northwestern, but can he beat Illinois? We've got it all covered with this week's Weekend Preview. 

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The only thing I'll add to the Wisconsin-Nebraska discussion is that Adam and Darin are, in my mind, vastly underestimating Wisconsin's talent advantage here -- especially when the Badgers have the ball. Last year, I wrote that the Iowa defense was the biggest fraud in the Big Ten. This year, so far, Nebraska's defense looks ready to assume that ignominious title unless it starts shutting somebody, anybody down. Adam and Darin mentioned the pedestrian yardage numbers the Husker D has given up, but yardage allowed in double-digit victories can be misleading sometimes; teams scramble in the fourth quarter against defenses more concerned with keeping the clock running and not allowing big plays than with forcing a punt, for example, or maybe the defense has its reserves in with a 27-point lead and three minutes left or what have you.

So I'll just also point out that Nebraska has forced 3-and-outs on 16 of 50 possessions (not including end-of-half kneeldowns). And yeah, Nebraska's non-conference slate has been more challenging than Wisconsin's run of puff pastries, but we're still only talking about Chattanooga, Fresno State, Washington, and Wyoming here -- not exactly a murderer's row of offensive firepower. Nebraska's defense is supposed to be the best in the Big Ten, and instead it's, eh, decent. Guess what: Bret Bielema and Wisconsin's offense eat "decent" for breakfast and they still have room for brunch.

Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:57 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 11:49 am
 

PODCAST: Week 4 in review

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The first month of the college football season has come to a conclusion, and besides just telling the college football season to STOP MOVING SO FAST, I suppose we can also take a look back at the week that was. Thankfully, while I was busy screaming at the season to slow down, CBSSports.com's Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst sat down to talk about the actual football.

In the latest edition of the CBSSports.com College Football Podcast, Aizer and Darst talk about Alabama and LSU's offense, wonder if Oklahoma State is the new Auburn, discuss Oklahoma's running game, wonder if Baylor and Braxton Miller are legit, and try to figure out what's going to happen in the Pac-12 South. 

So give it a listen below, download the mp3pop out the player to continue browsing, and subscribe to the CFB Podcast in iTunes if you like what you hear.

Posted on: September 21, 2011 5:52 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2011 3:56 pm
 

PODCAST: Week 4 Preview

Posted by Tom Fornelli

There's a pretty big weekend of football coming your way that doesn't contain the word "superconference," and that's probably the greatest news any of us have heard all week. So with a mind to get back to the actual football being played around the country, CBSSports.com's Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst sit down to talk about all the action set to take place.

Topics include the LSU and West Virginia showdown, Alabama and Arkansas tangling in the SEC, Florida State trying to survive Death Valley, Pac-12 battles, and whether or not Missouri can knock off Oklahoma again.

Listen below, download the mp3pop out the player to continue browsing, and subscribe to the CFB Podcast in iTunes if you like what you hear.

Posted on: September 19, 2011 1:31 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2011 4:01 pm
 

PODCAST: Week 3 in review

Posted by Tom Fornelli

A lot happened over the weekend in the world of college football, and we're not just talking about conference realignment, but the actual football played on the field. Oklahoma picked up a big win in Tallahassee, Ohio State looked terrible in a loss against Miami, and the defenses of LSU and Alabama continue to make life a nightmare for offenses everywhere. CBSSports.com's Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst sit down to talk about all of this and more in the latest episode of the CBSSports.com College Football Podcast.

Listen below, download the mp3pop out the player to continue browsing, and subscribe to the CFB Podcast in iTunes if you like what you hear.

Posted on: September 13, 2011 4:38 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2011 3:42 pm
 

PODCAST: The Pac-12, LSU-MSU & the Ineligibowl

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer joins Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst to talk about LSU-Mississippi State and the Ineligibowl (Ohio State-Miami), which he'll be attending this weekend. We've got the latest on the Boise State sanctions and we look at each 2-0 team in the Pac-12 and decide if we're buying or selling. Send us an email at cbsipodcastfeedback@cbs.com

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Posted on: September 12, 2011 3:29 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2011 3:43 pm
 

PODCAST: Week 2 Review

Posted by Chip Patterson

The second weekend of college football provided high-octane thrills, last second finishes, and one historic evening to remember in Ann Arbor. Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst get together to break it all down in the Week 2 Review College Football Podcast. Tune in to hear them question the potential issues at Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, as well as some interesting coaching decisions any Mississippi State's Dan Mullen and Missouri's Gary Pinkel.

You can listen to all this and more in the player below, or you can click here for the pop out player to continue browsing, or download the MP3.

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