The 615 Preps Podcast is a weekly in-season show on the 615 Preps website with Chris Brooks, Scott Burton and various guests during the season discussing the week in Middle Tennessee high school football.
In the 2020 season finale, Chris and Scott recap the BlueCross Bowl championship games, the Mr. Football awards and early signing period notes for area players, plus discussion about the new regions for the next two years.
Summit head coach Brian Coleman joins the show to discuss the Spartans' Class 5A quarterfinal win at Beech and their semifinal trip to Henry County, while Chris and Scott determine the Player of the Week and pick the semifinal games with the six remaining area teams.
Former Oakland and University of Tennessee offensive lineman Jack Jones joins the show to chat about Battle of the 'Boro memories. Local Mr. Football finalists are named, as well as the Citizens Bank Player of the Week for the second round of the playoffs. An extended "Who Ya Got?" segment has picks for all remaining local teams with the Division II semifinals this week.
In the final episode of the regular season, Springfield head coach Dustin Wilson joins the show to discuss the Yellow Jackets' Region 5-4A title clash with unbeaten Creek Wood.
Week 10 recaps: CPA at Lipscomb Academy; La Vergne at Smyrna
Citizens Bank Player of the Week for Week 10
Who Ya Got?
Lipscomb Academy head coach Trent Dilfer joins the show and Chris and Scott pick Week 7 winners.
Some things discussed during Dilfer's segment:
- schedule changes
- navigating the uncertainty of 2020 with his team
- why he went to a Metro Nashville coaches' press conference just hours before his team was set to kickoff
- what advice Brett Favre and Reggie White gave him that he passed on to Mustang quarterback Luther Richesson
Beech head coach Anthony Crabtree joins the show to talk about the Buccaneers' Week 4 cross-town showdown with Hendersonville. Chris and Scott recap Week 3 and pick winners for the top games in "Who Ya Got?"
Chris and Scott discuss Metro Nashville's decision to postpone sports until further notice, Week 2 schedule changes, and Gordonsville head coach Scott Clemons spends a few minutes on the show. Chris and Scott cast their votes for the Player of the Week, recap Week 1 and pick winners for Week 2 games in "Who Ya Got?"
We preview Week 1 action in Middle Tennessee and spend a few minutes chatting with the head coaches in this week’s Spotlight Game, Stewarts Creek at Mt. Juliet.
10:30 – Stewarts Creek head coach Ben Caudill
22:30 – Mt. Juliet head coach Trey Perry
35:00 – Who Ya Got?
Our final preview episode covers the remainder of Division II, with both Class AA and AAA on the show.
3:00 – Division II-AA Middle Region (CPA, Lipscomb Academy, FRA, BGA, Goodpasture)
16:30 – Division II-AAA East (Nashville Christian, Davidson Academy, Columbia Academy, Clarksville Academy), Independent (Zion Christian)
Division II-Class A teams hit the preview in this episode, including defending state champion Davidson Academy.
3:00 – East Region (Friendship Christian, DCA, Middle Tennessee Christian, Mt. Juliet Christian, Grace Christian-Franklin)
21:00 – West Region (Nashville Christian, Davidson Academy, Columbia Academy, Clarksville Academy)
The largest class of our preseason previews is in the spotlight in this episode as the area Class 6A teams get their turn in the discussion.
2:00: Region 3 - Oakland, Blackman, Riverdale, Siegel, Rockvale
15:00: Region 4 - Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, Wilson Central, Lebanon, Rossview, Station Camp
33:00: Region 5 - Cane Ridge, Smyrna, Stewarts Creek, McGavock, La Vergne, Overton, Antioch
50:00: Region 6 - Brentwood, Ravenwood, Independence, Franklin, Centennial, Dickson County
Class 5A area teams take center stage in this edition of the 615 Preps Preseason Preview.
11:00: Region 5 - Page, Summit, Columbia
23:00: Region 6 - Beech, Gallatin, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Hillwood, Glencliff
48:00: Region 7 - Clarksville, Kenwood, Northeast, Northwest, West Creek
Class 4A's area teams go under the microscope in the third of our preseason episodes.
3:30 – Region 3 (DeKalb County, Macon County), Region 4 (Nolensville, Maplewood, Spring Hill)
23:00 – Region 5 (Springfield, Creek Wood, White House Heritage, Portland, Montgomery Central, White House, Greenbrier)
Class 3A teams go under the microscope in our second preseason episode, including teams from regions 4-6.
4:00 - Regions 4 and 5 (Smith County, Cannon County, Pearl-Cohn, East Nashville, Stratford, Whites Creek)
27:00 - Region 6 (Fairview, Sycamore, Cheatham County, Harpeth)
In our 2020 season premiere, we'll discuss the area teams in Class 1A and 2A regions. We announce a new sponsor on board for our Player of the Week awards as well.
12:00 - Class 1A teams (Gordonsville, Jo Byrns, Red Boiling Springs, Mt. Pleasant)
24:00 - Class 2A teams (Watertown, Trousdale County, East Robertson, Westmoreland, Eagleville)
Summit head coach Brian Coleman joined the show, recorded on July 3, 2020 from Jack of Hearts Bar-B-Que in Spring Hill. The Spartans enter the 2020 season as one of the favorites to contend for the title following their runner-up finish in 2019.
In this episode:
- A common-sense approach to conditioning during a pandemic, and the precautions they took upon returning to practice in June.
- The current state of the high school football season and the contingency plans set out by the TSSAA for the 2020 season, to be voted on July 8
- Coleman’s coaching background, including coaching New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower at Marshall County
- Getting stuck in traffic on the way to their first-round playoff game at Gallatin in 2019
- Why Game of Thrones discussions are banned in the coaches’ office at Summit
This wraps up our offseason episodes, but stay tuned - Season 2 is coming soon! Follow us on Twitter @615Preps for more details on the 2020 season.
This is the first episode in "Coaches and 'Que" offseason series, getting to know several midstate coaches at some of the area's best barbeque joints. This episode profiles Macon County head coach Kyle Shoulders at Big Ed's Bar-B-Que in Lafayette.
VR2's Brandon Martin joins the show for an in-depth look at recruiting following the early national signing window, and a new offseason project announcement from Chris and Scott on the next-to-last episode of the season.
This week's extended episode dives into each of the BlueCross Bowl championship games involving the seven area teams fighting for titles: Davidson Academy, CPA, MBA, Pearl-Cohn, Summit, Springfield and Ravenwood, and recaps Springfield's overtime victory in the semifinals.
This week's show tackles a couple of Division II semifinals and gets you ready for the Division I semifinals on Black Friday. Also, a new name is added to the Player of the Week list and somebody changes their mind on a pick for this week.
The gang discusses some surprises from the second round, and DeKalb County radio analyst Luke Willoughby joins the show to discuss the Tigers' first-ever quarterfinal appearance. Also, Player of the Week and third-round picks are discussed.
This week's episode looks back at a couple of road teams who pulled off first-round victories, adds a newcomer to the Player of the Week list, and somehow manages to squeeze in a Bucksnort reference in all of it.
The Columbia Daily Herald's Maurice Patton joins the show to discuss his TSSAA Distinguished Service honor and Maury County teams preparing for the postseason. The gang revisits the Gallatin-Beech slugfest and Chris Brooks has to answer for a bad week in "Who Ya Got?"
The gang discusses whether or not Tennessee should have nine total state championships in high school football, and what they think an ideal setup might be. Plus, Week 9 picks for 10 of the best games featuring two area teams.
The gang recaps Week 6's top games and gives their thoughts on several area teams' playoff outlooks as the second half of the season begins. Plus, "Who Ya Got?" returns for another week of staff predictions.
Vol Recruiting Reports' Brandon Martin joins the show to discuss recruiting, including an underrated player in the Midstate area. The gang recaps some of the important Week 3 results and picks winners for the biggest games of Week 4.
Mt. Juliet head coach Trey Perry and Lebanon head coach Chuck Gentry join the show ahead of their Week 3 region clash. This week's Player of the Week is chosen, and the crew picks 10 more winners for this week's action.
The gang previews some of Week 1's best games, and Gallatin head coach Chad Watson joins the show ahead of the Green Wave's season opener against Lebanon. Also, is Cookeville the best place for the state championship games?
The gang concludes the preseason preview series with a look at Class 1A, 2A, 4A and Division II-A. Also, which teams do the guys think could win their first state title this year? And, the first Game of the Week is revealed for Week 1.
Chris Brooks, Scott Burton and Christian Kaposy open the 615Preps preview series with a look at teams in three classes in the Middle Tennessee area. Other segments include a weekly poll question and a topic for discussion around the area.