Podcast of Champions - Pac-12 Football Podcast

Podcast of Champions - Pac-12 Football Podcast

The Podcast of Champions discusses Pac-12 football on a weekly basis. Hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss the Conference of Champions on the football field, breaking down games, picking against the spread and keeping things interesting during the off-seasons.

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May 25, 2022 79 min

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods discuss a report by Jon Wilner that shows how the conference revenue fell significantly in 2021 thanks to the shortened COVID-19 football schedule in 2020 that saw most teams only play a handful of games. Wilner points out that the shortfall over the next four years will be significant, dropping the Pac-12 below the ACC into last place and leaving EACH Pac-12 program...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are both on the podcast, just not at the same time. The show starts off with Ryan diving into all of the news and notes around the conference and college football starting with the emerging SEC head coaching feud between Alabama's Nick Saban and Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher. Saban accused Fisher of buying all of the players in the Aggies's No. 1 ranked re...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give a detailed recap of the final two Pac-12 spring games in the conference, California and Washington. Cal is looking at Purdue transfer Jack Plummer to potentially replace POC favorite Chase Garbers while Washington has a three-way QB battle going on to ring in the new Kalen DeBoer era. The guys also breakdown how the conference did in the NFL Draft (not well) wit...

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April 27, 2022 100 min

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give a detailed recap of the bevy of Pac-12 spring games held over the weekend. Half of the conference had various versions of their spring games/practices televised on Saturday with UCLA, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and Washington State on the Pac-12 Networks and USC on ESPN. It was a magical weekend for Ryan, getting to watch so much spring football in one day, and a dr...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods breakdown the newest batch of bad news for the Arizona State football program, two prominent players choosing to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal following the conclusion of spring football. Wide receiver Ricky Pearsall (ASU's top receiver and originally from Tempe) and linebacker Eric Gentry (consensus freshman All-American) have both decided to enter the portal. ...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods dive into spring football in the Pac-12 with Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford all hosting their spring games over the weekend shown live on Pac-12 Networks. To be fair, David hates spring games so it is mostly Ryan giving his thoughts on what he saw from the broadcasts, read in the recaps and heard from the players and coaches who talked about how the spring sessi...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are taking a look at the 2022 Pac-12 football season and projecting the win totals for each team. Our colleagues at 247Sports put out their Pac-12 over/under win totals and the guys go through each program's schedule and make their prediction for more or less wins than what the line was set at.

They also discuss the breaking news that Pac-12 commissioner George Kl...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to put a bow on the Pac-12 2021-2022 college basketball season, with USC losing in the first round and both Arizona and UCLA getting knocked out in the Sweet 16. The guys normally don't discuss basketball on the podcast (for good reason) and after a major drop-off of listener questions following our previous basketball episode, we can safely say this is th...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods do the unthinkable, they talk about Pac-12 basketball! Both of the POC hosts were in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 basketball tournament so the guys give their thoughts on how the top teams looked including the three teams that made it to March Madness, Arizona (No. 1 seed), UCLA (No. 4 seed) and USC (No. 7 seed). Can the Conference of Champions make another run to the Fi...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods give their thoughts on Phil Steele's prediction of the preseason AP Poll top-10 that included both Utah and Oregon and not USC. Spinning off of that, the guys take their prediction game one step further as they take a crack at what they think the media will pick for the order of the Pac-12 North and South division races. Both guys agree with the teams at the top ...

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February 25, 2022 33 min

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods don't even record at the same time, dropping separate segments due to scheduling conflicts. The guys discuss the decision to not expand the CFP and what's going on with NIL money.

As always Dave and Ryan spend the last part of the show answering your voicemails, texts and emails with questions about Pac-12 football plus lots of other topics.

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods don't really have much to talk about after finishing off their off-season reports for all of the Pac-12 football programs over the past three weeks. Luckily, superfan Shane provided us with a topic to discuss this week, his list of post-season top-10 POC listeners (which instantly becomes the official Podcast of Champions list since both Ryan and Dave certainly d...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods finish with their off-season report series by discussing the two Northern California and two Southern California Pac-12 football programs. They first welcome in Jackson Moore who publishes the Stanford and California 247Sports sites, breaking down what the Cardinal and Golden Bears did during the off-season. Neither program changed head coaches or coordinators despit...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods welcome in several experts on the show to provide actual information for our POC listeners. We are continuing our off-season reports for all of the football programs in the Pac-12, going over the various coaching changes and of course the significant roster turnover with recruiting, graduations, NFL defections and most importantly the NCAA Transfer Portal. This week ...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods welcome in several experts on the show to provide actual information for our POC listeners. We are beginning our off-season reports for all of the football programs in the Pac-12, going over the various coaching changes and of course the significant roster turnover with recruiting, graduations, NFL defections and most importantly the NCAA Transfer Portal. This week w...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to the studio to bring fans of the Conference of Champions up to speed on all the latest news and notes from the Pac-12 including some significant roster turnover (both good and bad) at several programs. The guys start the show discussing Dan Lanning (or Lan Danning as Dave likes to say) heading to Eugene after winning a national championship as Georgia's ...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back for the first POC episode of the New Year, recapping how the Conference of Champions did in the bowl season (spoiler: it was not good). For the second year in a row the Pac-12 failed to secure a bowl game victory, going 0-5 in 2021 (after an 0-2 2020) including Washington State failing to score in the first half against Central Michigan as a 7.5-point favori...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are together again for a Pac-12 bowl preview show, going over the upcoming five bowl games featuring teams from the Conference of Champions. The Pac-12 bowl season started out a bit rocky with Oregon State falling to Utah State in the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl, but there is optimism going forward for Utah in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State plus Washington State, UCLA, Arizo...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham is joined by special guest Brandon Huffman to break down how the Pac-12 conference did during the 2022 Early Signing Period. Huffman is the 247Sports National Recruiting Editor and knows West Coast high school football better than anyone. They discuss Stanford's surprise No. 1 class in the Pac-12, go over the struggles by teams like Washington, USC and Washington State that had ...

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This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio breaking down Utah's dominating victory over Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game, showcasing the great new venue for the conference title at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Ryan was there in person and talks about the much improved atmosphere for the game and discussed what commissioner George Kliavkoff had to say in the pregame press confer...

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