Paydirt: A Penn State Football Show

Paydirt: A Penn State Football Show

Welcome to the official podcast feed of "PAYDIRT with Matt McGloin and Tom Hannifan - A Penn State Football Show" presented by the Bleav Network and ESPN State College. WE ARE the most entertaining Penn State football show around! You're invited to hit PAYDIRT with new episodes of the podcast dropping every Wednesday, and the radio version of the show airs on Thursdays on ESPN State College from 3pm-4pm EST. Watch on YouTube, and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts! Tune in to ESPN State College at foreverstatecollege.com!

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August 5, 2022 35 min

On Episode 62 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom are joined by former Penn State wide receiver Derek Moye! Moye was often McGloin's go-to target during their time together in Happy Valley. We dive into Moye's relationships with his fellow wideouts Brett Brackett and Graham Zug, plus how that trio had to follow the performance of the triumvirate of Derrick Williams, Jordan Norwood, and Deon Butler.

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On Episode 61 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom are joined by former Penn State star defensive lineman Brandon Noble! The guys reminisce about his experiences from the unforgettable 1994 and 1996 seasons in Happy Valley. Also, Noble gets real with his evaluation of the current Penn State football program, and the state of college football as a whole.

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July 27, 2022 43 min

On Episode 60 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom are joined by former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens! The guys discuss Tommy’s rollercoaster recruitment, his experiences as a Nittany Lion, plus his relationships with James Franklin, Ricky Rahne and Joe Moorhead. Stevens shares the full story behind his transfer to Mississippi State, his chances in the NFL, and his opportunity now with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.

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On Episode 59 of PAYDIRT, it’s a bonus edition of the show that’s all about what it means to be a Penn State Football fan! Tom is joined by longtime Nittany Lion fan, Jeff Attinella. Jeff is a former MLS goalkeeper, plus he’s dabbled as a sports media personality on ESPN and the NHL Network. He is also the Head of Brand Development for our newest sponsor, Smack Apparel!

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On Episode 58 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom dive into Penn State Football's adaptation to the changes brought on by Name, Image, and Likeness benefits. To help the guys break it down, they're joined by former Nittany Lion defensive lineman Aeneas Hawkins. Aeneas is part of the leadership of Limitless NIL - the NIL agency founded by Penn State's starting quarterback, Sean Clifford.

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July 13, 2022 42 min

On Episode 57 of PAYDIRT, we are joined by former Penn State tight end Adam Breneman! Tom and Adam dive into his time as a Nittany Lion, his transfer to play at UMass, his subsequent retirement from football due to injury, and his time coaching at Arizona State under Herm Edwards. Breneman shares how he views college football today, as well as his experiences as a podcaster, recruiter, analyst, and executive.

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July 6, 2022 42 min

On Episode 56 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom are joined by former Penn State defensive back Justin King! The guys talk about Justin’s recruitment out of high school as a 5-Star player, his time as a Nittany Lion, his decision to go into the NFL Draft early, plus his endeavors in the business of football as an entrepreneur and executive.

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On Episode 55 of PAYDIRT, we’ve got a full reaction to yesterday’s news: USC and UCLA will be joining the Big Ten Conference as of 2024. Tom breaks down Lincoln Riley’s moves, the package deal of this rivalry moving conferences, plus the ramifications this has for Penn State, the Big Ten, and college football as a whole.

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June 29, 2022 42 min

On Episode 54 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom are joined by former Penn State quarterback Zack Mills! Upon his graduation, Mills owned multiple Nittany Lion passing and offensive records. The guys talk about Zack’s 4 years as a starter, his star-studded cast of teammates, plus the good and bad of his time in State College.

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June 22, 2022 43 min

On Episode 53 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom are joined by Penn State’s all-time leading rusher, Evan Royster! The guys dive into Evan’s storied career in Happy Valley, the rarified air his record is in, his time in the NFL, and his thoughts on what college football has become.

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June 15, 2022 43 min

On Episode 52 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom are joined by former Penn State OL Rich Ohrnberger! Rich has become a mainstay in San Diego sports broadcasting, as well as his national reach on FOX Sports Radio. The guys delve into Ohrnberger’s time at Penn State, his experience in the NFL, and his view on college football today as a member of the media.

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On Episode 51 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom have a bonus edition of the podcast. In lieu of Penn State head coach James Franklin’s heated exchange with the media earlier this week regarding NIL and fundraising, the guys have a full reaction and breakdown of his comments.

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On Episode 50 of PAYDIRT, for the first time ever Matt and Tom have two guests in the same show! The guys are joined by former Penn State wide receivers Brett Brackett and Graham Zug, who played for the Nittany Lions from 2006-2010. McGloin was teammates with Brackett and Zug from 2008-2010, and on this episode we revisit Brett and Graham’s experiences.

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June 1, 2022 42 min

On Episode 49 of PAYDIRT, Matt and Tom kick off the show’s syndication on ESPN State College with a big-time guest! Former Penn State quarterback and current Arizona Cardinal, Trace McSorley, joins the guys to chat about his time in Happy Valley, his experience in the NFL, and the state of the quarterback position today.

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On Episode 48 of Paydirt, Matt and Tom are joined by the Voice of Penn State Football, Steve Jones! Ahead of Paydirt’s syndication on ESPN State College next week, the guys felt it appropriate to have one of ESPN State College’s biggest stars on the show, plus they take a deep dive into Steve’s legendary career in Happy Valley.

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On Episode 47 of Paydirt, Matt and Tom dive into the great Penn State quarterback debate: Sean Clifford vs. Will Levis! The guys are joined by Seth Galina of Pro Football Focus, whose concentration on quarterbacks will help to compare and contrast these two signal-callers objectively!

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On Episode 46 of Paydirt, Matt and Tom are joined by Rhett Lewis of the NFL Network! Rhett shares his thoughts on the state of college football, the 2023 NFL Draft projections, quarterbacks, Will Levis vs. Sean Clifford, NIL, and how the 2022 B1G Season could shake out.

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On Episode 45 of Paydirt, Matt and Tom discuss Penn State football’s transition from Spring Practices into the Summer months. The guys also cover the hiring of Pat Kraft as the new Penn State Athletic Director, the Nittany Lions who found NFL homes this past weekend amidst the NFL Draft, and the controversy surrounding a Chicago Bears scout and Jaquan Brisker.

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On Episode 44 of Paydirt, Matt and Tom analyze Penn State’s 2022 Blue-White Game! The guys discuss the scrimmage-like format, who stood out, and how the team’s performance projects to the 2022 season’s potential.

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On Episode 43 of Paydirt, Matt and Tom have a full preview of Penn State’s 2022 Blue-White Game! The guys discuss the format James Franklin could create for the game, plus the most important players and things to watch for. Also, Nittany Lion legend and 4-time Super Bowl Champion Matt Millen joins the show, as both Millen and McGloin will be on the broadcast for the Blue-White Game this Saturday on the Big Ten Network.

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