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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 109: Recap of College Football Playoff and Kentucky-Louisville

We had a wild weekend of sports – so what better way to re-live it all than with a new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports. Aaron and Nick Coffey break down all the action from the College Football Playoff and Louisville-Kentucky basketball! They discuss:

Bama’s win over Oklahoma: The Crimson Tide are headed back to the championship after a resounding win over Oklahoma. Was anything about the final result surprising? Also, did this game help or hurt the argument that Kyler Murray deserved the Heisman over Tua? Also, should Oklahoma fans feel better or worse about the state of their program after the loss to Bama?

Clemson advances too: The guys talk about Clemson’s easy win over Notre Dame as well. Aaron makes the argument that Notre Dame actually played Clemson tough early, before big plays doomed them. He also dispels the narrative that this game is proof that Notre Dame didn’t belong in the playoff and explains why anyone demanding an eight-team playoff can’t complain about the Irish’s loss yesterday.

Finally, Kentucky-Louisville talk: The guys wrap by discussing Kentucky’s dominant win over Louisville. The loss showed just how far the Cards have to go to become elite, and also shows how far Kentucky has come in a short amount of time. Aaron explains that all of a sudden the path is wide open for Kentucky, to a No. 1 seed and maybe more!

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 108: Kentucky-Louisville preview + Dave Wannstedt talks College Football Playoff

It might be a vacation week for some – but it’s never vacation for the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Nick Coffey and Aaron preview Louisville-Kentucky this weekend, before Fox’s Dave Wannstedt and Alabama radio host Ryan Fowler preview the College Football playoff. Here is a preview of today’s show:

A preview of Louisville-Kentucky with Nick and Aaron: Aaron and Nick Coffey discuss all the elements of the biggest college hoops game of the weekend – Louisville-Kentucky. Does either fan-base really know what to expect coming into this game? What are the keys to the matchup? And who do the guys think will win? Aaron and Nick also talk College Football Playoff as well, previewing the big games and explaining who they like to get victories. Are we sure Notre Dame can’t beat Clemson? And why Aaron thinks Alabama will have extra motivation versus Oklahoma.

Dave Wannstedt talks all things college football: Next up, Fox’s Dave Wannstedt joins the show to break down a variety of topics across college football. He talks about his glory days as an assistant with the Miami Hurricanes and Dallas Cowboys and why he believes it’s time for an eight-team playoff. Also, he gives a game-plan on how to go about beating Alabama.

Finally, Alabama radio host Ryan Fowler: Fowler brings the Bama perspective to the show prior to kick-off Saturday. He discusses – in the way that only he can – what it is like to cover Nick Saban. Could he have ever seen this success coming? And what does he think about Tua losing the Heisman to Kyler Murray and how it could impact this game?

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.

 


The OTT Podcast: Happy Christmas (We beat the Heels)

The OTT Podcast: Happy Christmas (We beat the Heels)

Kentucky’s win over North Carolina called for an emergency meeting of The OTT Podcast crew. Listen below as Tyler, Fake Barney, and Mr. TT bask in the glow of the big win over the Heels. Highlights include…

— Fake Barney’s Twitter wars with Tar Heels fans

— John Calipari clapping back at the haters

— How the win changes our outlook on March

— Everyone’s favorite Christmas game, “Coal or Cookie?”

— Best Christmas gifts we’ve received

**Note: We had some audio issues in this episode, so please bear with us.**

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. I Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise. You can also get it directly on your phone by subscribing to The OTT Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Today’s Episode is brought to you by:

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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 107: Kentucky-UNC Headline Wild CBB Weekend

It’s a Christmas treat — a new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast to take you into the holiday, as Aaron and Nick recap a busy weekend of college hoops. The guys discuss:
Kentucky’s win over North Carolina: The guys break down the Wildcats’ dominant win over North Carolina in Chicago. Aaron explains why he believed UK could get win, even if he was surprised how easily it happened. Nick thinks we’ve found the formula to success for Kentucky. Also, is this team better without Quade Green? Is Ashton Hagans its most important player? And after a win like this, how high is the Wildcats’ ceiling?
The rest of the weekend in college hoops: The guys discuss the rest of the college hoops weekend. With Kansas’ loss, who should be No. 1 in the polls — Duke, Tennessee or someone else? They also break down Steve Alford’s “Only God can judge me” quote and why it really is over for the UCLA coach. Finally, they discuss the new Greek Freak Rick Pitino and his new head coaching job.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show Instagram too.


KSR Football Podcast: 2018 Early Signing Day Special

You thought we’d only have one KSR Football Podcast for our incredible listeners this week? You thought wrong.

After our Citrus Bowl Special on Tuesday, the KSR crew decided to release yet another special edition of the podcast focused on Kentucky’s successful haul on Wednesday’s Early Signing Day.

Nick Roush, Jack Pilgrim, and Adam Luckett threw on their headsets and discussed:

  • How the KSR crew avoided a Signing Day tragedy.
  • Why is the coaching staff so confident?
  • Freddie had Josh Allen. Luckett has KD McDaniel
  • Kentucky’s massive haul in the front seven
  • Recruiting pitches
  • Versatility in the class

Get the podcast delivered to your phone by subscribing to “KSR Football Podcast” on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app. You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play , and streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.


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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 106: American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks Returns

What an episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast it is.  Before the holidays Aaron is joined by his old frenemy, turned friend, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. Before the two talk shop, there is a TON of great college hoops to talk about, like…
Everything you need to know in college hoops: He breaks down NC State’s massive win over Auburn on Wednesday, and why the Wolfpack are a rising program under the watch of Kevin Keatts. Plus, why Keatts still doesn’t get enough credit for the early success he’s had.
Aaron also talks about the disaster at UCLA, after the Bruins lost by 30 to Cincinnati on Wednesday. Aaron says it’s over for Steve Alford and gives you the names to watch out for in Westwood. Also, it might be time for Jim Boeheim to consider stepping aside and a short preview of Kentucky-North Carolina.
Next up, Aaron welcomes American Idol winner Taylor Hicks: The pair re-hash their once blood-boiling feud, before explaining how they got over it, and are now friends. Taylor then talks about his new show “State Plate” and traveling the country, before the guys wrap by talking Taylor’s beloved Auburn Tigers and what it’s like to root against a Nick Saban coached team.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show Instagram too.


The Funkhouser Situation E45: Christmas (feat. The Kominsky Method)

It’s The Funkhouser Situation’s Holiday Extravaganza!  Lee Cruse and Chris Tomlin dissect and debate a list of the supposed 40 Best Christmas Movies of All-Time.  Light your Yule log and enjoy Funkhouser’s holiday cheer that also features…

—  A show recommendation for the listening audience.

— The Top 10 Toys this Christmas season.

— Billboard’s Top Grossing Holiday Songs by download.

— Somebody is having issues with their chair.

— Chris is a big man child.

— How do they feel about Christmas Vacation?

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise. You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to The Funkhouser Situation podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 105: The Return of Nevada Coach Eric Musselman

It’s another lively edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast.  Aaron recaps a wild weekend in college basketball before Nevada’s Muss Bus returns to the show.
Why Tennessee Should be the No. 1 team in the country right now: While Kansas is No. 1, Aaron makes the case for a team Kansas beat — Tennessee. The Vols lost in overtime against the Jayhawks, in a game they dominated before their best player Grant Williams fouled out. After beating Gonzaga and dominating Memphis the last two weeks, why shouldn’t the Vols be No. 1?
Why Kentucky vs. North Carolina is HUGE: Next, Aaron discusses big wins this weekend for Kentucky and North Carolina. Aaron explains why he thinks UK is finally starting to turn a corner by figuring out who they can “go to war with,” while North Carolina is coming off an impressive win against Gonzaga at home (where Gonzaga wasn’t close to 100 percent). Aaron then asks: Is this weekend’s UNC-Kentucky game the one that will define both team’s seasons?
Next up, it’s the return of one of our favorite guests as Nevada coach Eric Musselman joins the show. Among the many topics they discuss include:
Nevada’s rise into the Top 10: Coach Muss talks about his current team, which is ranked No. 7 in the country. How did he build this team? What characteristics did he look for in his players? And why he always believed Year 4 (this season) was the one the Wolf Pack would break through. He and Aaron also discuss how analytics have sometimes hurt college basketball and what his Nevada team needs to work on to get better throughout this season.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show Instagram too.


The Funkhouser Situation E44: Wreck-It Creed

If something didn’t feel right over the last month, it’s probably because you haven’t had a new episode of The Funkhouser Situation.  Don’t you worry.  Lee Cruse and Chris Tomlin are back and better than ever before.  The pop culture pariahs have done some traveling and they have plenty of stories to share, like…

—  How the Northeast trip turned Chris into a caviar guy.

— Who had more fun at Disney World?

— Lee Cruse’s Favorite Movie of 2018

— What are Dapper Days at Disney World?

— Strong words for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel.

— The Kevin Hart, Academy Awards incident.

— Lee loves salt and Chris is face down in a pizza.

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise. You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to The Funkhouser Situation podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Today’s episode is brought to you by Jake’s Cigar Bar. 


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 104: Quade Green Transfers + Ben Howland

The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is back with a BIG-TIME guest, Mississippi State coach Ben Howland. Howland leads the 18th ranked team in the country as they get set to face Cincinnati this weekend. He and Aaron talk about a ton of topics, ranging from coaching Russell Westbrook to this year’s team.
But first Aaron discusses the biggest stories in college basketball, starting with:
Quade Green Elects to Transfer: The big news in college hoops is the decision of Quade Green to leave Kentucky. No one should be surprised, but Aaron explains why this is continuing a bad trend for Kentucky. Why is it that they can’t seem to keep a quality player past his freshman season? Is there anything Calipari can do to change that? The answer isn’t as simple as you think.
Trouble at Villanova: Next up, Aaron discusses another back-up point guard with big-time problems, Villanova’s Jahvon Quinerly. Quinerly is a McDonald’s All-American who can’t seem to find the court.  He sent out a cryptic Instagram message following Villanova’s loss to Penn on Tuesday night. Aaron gives inside information on Quinerly’s recruitment and why he doesn’t blame the kid for being frustrated. Also, Aaron compares Jay Wright’s system of going with veterans over talented freshman with John Calipari’s system of spotlighting freshmen.
Next Aaron welcomes a special guest, as Ben Howland joins the show.
Coach Howland’s Coaching Journety: Coach Howland’s first job in coaching, which involved guarding John Stockton every day in practice, and what it was like to coach Russell Westbrook at UCLA. Then he discusses this year’s Mississippi State team and why the SEC has gotten so good, so quick in basketball. Finally, he wraps with a couple incredible Westbrook stories.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show Instagram too.


Hardly Committed E19: Jaden McDaniels and a Benihana Christmas

T.J. Walker is back for another episode of KSR’s basketball recruiting podcast, Hardly Committed.  Of course, there’s plenty of recruiting chatter, but this week’s edition of The Annex is extra special.  To celebrate the best Christmas special in television history, Trevor Kelsey makes a surprise appearance with Nick and T.J.  Highlights:

— Could Anthony Edwards still visit UK? Does it even matter?

— The latest on Keion Brooks.

— So you’re telling me there’s a chance?

— Talking through the Jaden McDaniels situation.

— Michael is lucky Carol hung around for as long as she did.

— Karen Fillipelli is the ultimate Office victim.

Subscribe to Hardly Committed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app to get the podcast delivered directly to your phone.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play, and streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 103: Should UK Fans be Worried and How did Tua Lose the Heisman?

It is a jam-packed edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron and his buddy Nick recap a wild weekend of college basketball and football. They talk a whole bunch of college hoops then go off on the Heisman trust.  A few of the topics touched on…
Kentucky’s loss to Seton Hall: Aaron and Nick take a deep dive on Kentucky’s loss to Seton Hall. First they focus on the positives (PJ Washington’s emergence as a star and Ashton Hagans) and also ask the question: Is there really any reason to believe Kentucky wont be fine by March? But that dive isn’t deep enough. Is the excuse of “We might not be good in November, but we will be ready by March” an acceptable excuse for Kentucky and John Calipari anymore?
The rest of the weekend in college hoops: They break down Tennessee’s victory over No. 1 Gonzaga. The Vols are just an old-school, hard hat college hoops team and the guys love it. Plus, they discuss Nevada’s victory over No. 20 Arizona State and why this Nevada team can hang with anyone in college basketball.
Aaron goes off on the Heisman Committee: Aaron can’t believe Tua lost the Heisman. If this is a season-long award, how did Tua lose it to Kyler Murray? Also, will this change the way Nick Saban coaches next year? And finally, Aaron explains why Tua and Alabama will get their revenge in the playoff in a few weeks.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show Instagram too.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 102: Verne Lundquist

It’s a very, VERY special episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast today, as legendary broadcaster Verne Lundquist joins the show to talk about his time in the SEC, relationships with Nick Saban, Urban Meyer and more.
Before we get to Verne though, Aaron starts off by hitting on a few topics that caught his eye over the last week:
The Biggest Storylines One Month into the College Basketball Season: It is officially one month since the start of college basketball season, and Aaron discusses the biggest topics so far in the season. He explains why he believes Michigan is actually the best team in the country, and he reveals a stunning early National Player of the Year selection. He also explains why it isn’t time to worry about Kentucky… yet.
Coaching Carousel: On Monday, the Bulls fired head coach Fred Hoiberg and there was immediate talk that the former Iowa State basketball coach would return to college basketball. While Hoiberg has already been linked to UCLA, Aaron explains why he doesn’t believe it’s the right fit.
Next up, it’s that time — “Uncle” Verne joins the show! The legendary broadcaster discusses a number of topics including:
How he Stumbled into Broadcasting SEC football: Verne takes us down the long, winding road that led him to the SEC. He reveals the “demotion” that landed him on the college football beat, and how it’s the best thing that ever happened to him. He also shared some memories that stand out.
His Relationship with Nick Saban and is Urban Meyer really Retired? Verne provides perspective on the two most prominent coaches he covered on the SEC beat: Nick Saban and Urban Meyer. He explains why he believes Saban is the greatest college football coach who has ever lived, and his complicated relationship with Meyer that leads him to believe that maybe, just maybe, he isn’t actually “retired.”
Finally, more stories: Verne wraps with a couple more stories, including the time that he and Terry Bradshaw made up a player while calling NFL games for the entire season and how he met his wife while she was on a date with another man. This is must… listen… stuff!!

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show Instagram too.