Tag: College Football Podcast 2016

  • College Football Expert Phil Steele Speaks With Us; Breaks Down College Football Playoff

    We are only hours away from the College Football Playoff. The Alabama Crimson Tide plays the Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl and the Ohio State Buckeyes face off against the Clemson Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl. The winner of both of those games will play for the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9th. To breakdown both matchups, we welcome back veteran college football expert Phil Steele. He is the editor of a long running preseason magazine for the sport. Mr. Steele provides his analysis on the two games that will be watched by millions of sports fans across the country.

  • Chris Yandek of CYInterview Doles Out a Heaping of College Football Bowl Game Analysis

    It is college football bowl time. This year, we thought we would do something different. Typically, CYInterview’s Editor in Chief, Chris Yandek, does the sports interviewing around here. And now you might think he will be speaking with some folks with strong knowledge of college football, to break down what to look for in the upcoming bowl games. Well, for this CYInterview, Chris will not be asking the questions. He will be giving the answers. And if you have never heard him talk sports before – particularly college football – you are in for a treat.

  • Coach Heads to a Second Holiday: Mike Leach and His Washington State Cougars Ready to Swing Their Swords in the Holiday Bowl – He Fills Us in on that and Why He Wants Rival Washington to Win Playoff, More

    The college football bowl season is here. This coming Tuesday, Washington State head football coach, NY Times Bestselling Author and CYInterview regular Mike Leach’s team will take on the Minnesota Gophers, out of the Big Ten Conference, in the Holiday Bowl. The game will take place in San Diego, California at Qualcomm Stadium. This will be the second time in his career that Mike will have a team playing in the Holiday Bowl. In 2004, while head coach at Texas Tech University, his team defeated the California Golden Bears 45-31. Being a veteran of the Holiday Bowl, Coach Leach tells us all about what people should know about the game, tells us why he wants his school’s in state rival Washington to win the College Football Playoff and reveals some of his upcoming New Year’s Resolutions.

  • Washington State Head Football Coach Mike Leach Makes Case for Cougars Being in College Football Playoff; Talks Thanksgiving; Updates on His Spanish Language Studies

    During this 2016 college football season, few programs have won eight consecutive games. In the power conferences, one of the best stories of the year is Washington State. Currently the only undefeated program in Pac 12 Conference play, Washington State head football coach and CYInterview regular Mike Leach has the Cougars moving in the right direction. The Cougars are ranked in the top 25 and are on the verge of having one of the most memorable seasons in the program’s history. With two regular season games left, Colorado and at home against Washington in the yearly Apple Cup, there is a chance for them to play in the Pac 12 Conference Championship. A conference championship could lead to the Rose Bowl and even, perhaps, a shot at being in the College Football Playoff.

  • Washington State Head Coach, Mike Leach, Talks His Cougars Win over Stanford, the Possibility of Pac 12 Supremacy, Political Correctness, the Presidential Election, More

    Over the years, Washington State head football coach, NY Times Bestselling Author and CYInterview regular Mike Leach has discussed with us a variety of interesting topics, beyond those that arise in relation to the gridiron. Our latest chat with him was no exception. Of course, we discussed football. Then, Coach Leach gave us his predictions for the 2016 Presidential Elections, his thoughts on political correctness in America and his viewpoint on what the future of technology holds, including robots and self-driving cars. Additionally, he shared a story about how a man lost his legs and subsequently became a success. And, in this wide ranging, not to be missed conversation, he discussed even more things. You will certainly want to listen.

  • College Football Genius, Coach Mike Leach, Takes Time to Preview His Washington State Cougars 2016 Season, More

    Coming into his fifth season as the head coach of Washington State, Mike Leach is riding a wave of success that the Cougars have not seen in more than a decade. Last year’s 9-4 campaign, with a Sun Bowl win, was a rare season of accomplishment for his football program. This year will focus on whether his team can compete for a Pac 12 crown and take the next step. On Sunday evening, six days before the first game of the season, between studying football film and practices, NY Times Bestselling Author, 2008 College Football Head Coach of the Year and CYInterview regular, Mike Leach joined us to talk about his thoughts on his 2016 team.

  • Veteran College Football Expert Phil Steele Makes Predictions for 8 Biggest College Football Games of Week 1: Says There Will be an Upset or Two

    When it comes to non-conference games in week 1 of the college football season, this year’s set of games may be the best ever. With the college football playoff in its second year of existence, teams are now adding better opponents to their schedules. The four teams who play for the national title are selected by a committee who reviews every team’s resume. A win over a strong non conference opponent can be the difference for some team’s national title hopes. Recently, we welcomed back Phil Steele who is that editor of a yearly college football preview magazine that has been around for more than 20 years [see here]. The NCAA Football expert gives his predictions for the eight biggest games of week 1.

  • Phil Steele, Owner/Editor of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview Joins Us for a Not to be Missed Breakdown of this Year’s College Football Season

    With college football season just a few weeks away, it is time for our yearly season preview. Joining us for this segment is none other than sports magazine veteran Phil Steele. His magazine, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, is in its 22nd year. His preview of Division 1 NCAA football is considered to be the most accurate in the industry. Phil tells us who he thinks will be the four teams to make this year’s college football playoff which ultimately decides the national championship. He also clues us in on players to watch, surprise programs and a variety of other topics. You can read some of the highlights and listen to the entire CYInterview below: