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The Aztec Breakdown Podcast

The Aztec Breakdown Podcast

By Tron
Looking at everything related to the San Diego State Aztecs Men’s basketball team. Also some other Aztec sports as well, but mostly basketball.
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Football narratives
Tron does a PupCast to talk about some of the narratives surrounding the football team lately.
September 28, 2022
Football episode
Tron goes solo on a PupCast to give his thoughts on the state of the football team and what the narrative should be.
September 22, 2022
Non conference schedule
In this Friday edition of the PupCast Tron goes over his thoughts on the non conference schedule.
September 16, 2022
Off season Wyoming preview
Tron takes a look at Wyoming and how they matchup against the Aztecs.
September 14, 2022
Paper similarities
Tron goes solo for a Monday morning PupCast to go over the similarities between the 2020 team and the upcoming team.
September 13, 2022
First look conference schedule
Tron goes solo to give his thoughts on the conference schedule.
September 07, 2022
What could go wrong this season?’
In this episode Tron gives a personal update that will affect the pod, and then tries to find reasons the team might underachieve this season. (They’re hard to find.)
September 04, 2022
Off Season Check In
Kyle and Tron finally get together to talk about last season and look forward to next season. They talk about the commitments of Darrion Trammell and Micah Parrish, the hype around Jaedon Ledee, if Butler can improve again, and more.
May 12, 2022
Season recap w/ Tron
Tron goes solo to talk about the last season, the disappointing Creighton loss, and why there is optimism for next season.
April 27, 2022
After a brief Hiatus, the Breakdown returns. Kyle goes solo in this one to discuss a disappointing loss against Creighton, and why Coach Dutcher deserves some criticism, but does not deserve to be fired.
March 30, 2022
First thoughts on Creighton
Tron gives his early thoughts on the Creighton matchup and some things to look out for during the game. *note, listening this morning I realized I said Seiko and his brother played for the Nigerian team, but they played for the Ugandan team. It’s my mistake but I don’t want to re-record the whole segment this late in the process, so please accept my apology.
March 15, 2022
Conference Tournament Preview
Kyle and Tron go over the Media and coaches awards, and then dive into the most likely tournament matchups and how confident they are for each opponent. Lastly, Kyle gives advice to those going to Vegas for their first MW tournament.
March 09, 2022
Clicking on all cylinders
Breaking news dropped while we were recording. Matt Bradley and Adam Seiko are returning next season. Kyle and Tron react to that live, then go over the game at Wyoming, and talk about the teams they'd least like to see in the conference tournament.
March 02, 2022
Boise St. Recap/ On to Wyoming
In this episode Tron goes solo and gives his thoughts on the Boise St. game, looks ahead toward the upcoming games against San Jose St. and Wyoming, and gives his thoughts on the Aztecs chances at an at-large bid.
February 24, 2022
Recapping Utah St.
Kyle goes solo in this episode as Tron has gotten a new puppy and hasn't slept for a week. The Aztecs are on a four game winning streak and are a game and a half out of first place in the Mountain West.
February 17, 2022
Crucial Stretch
In this episode Tron goes solo. He talks a little bit about the CSU and Nevada games, goes onto why there may be some hope for the offense, and finishes with what the Aztecs need to do to get an at-large bid.
February 09, 2022
Recapping Boise St. & UNLV, along w/ some conference talk
Tron and Kyle go over the games against Boise and UNLV, and for once Tron has the hot take instead of Kyle.
January 26, 2022
CSU Recap/ Team Shutdown
In this Episode Kyle and Tron go over the Covid shutdown, the dominating win over Colorado State, and Kyle tells what his experience was in Viejas watching the game live.
January 12, 2022
Thoughts as conference season starts
In this episode Tron goes solo and talks about some encouraging signs, Matt Bradley, The tournament outlook, and gives an official apology to Aguek Arop. 
January 05, 2022
Aztecs beat St. Mary's and a real discussion about FloSports
Kyle goes solo in this one to talk about a crucial win against St. Mary's and apparently FloSports. What did he have to say? Your guess is as good as mine. Let's find out!
December 22, 2021
Mid-Season Mailbag
In this episode we open the mailbag and talk about team dynamics, why some players and coaches might seem frustrated, if Keshad has reached his offensive ceiling, and what can be done to make the offense better. 
December 16, 2021
Missing Lamont Butler
Kyle and Tron go over a number of topics, most of them focused around what Lamont Butler brings to the table and how the team can try and survive while he's out with injury.
December 08, 2021
6 Games in/ Michigan Preview
Tron goes solo to give some thoughts on how to get Matt Bradley going, campaign to give Dinwiddie more minutes, and give a brief preview on the Michigan game.
December 01, 2021
Thoughts after the first week
In this episode Kyle and Tron go over their thoughts on the BYU game and some early trends they may be noticing, concerns for the future, and reasons for optimism.
November 17, 2021
UC Riverside recap
Kyle goes solo and gives his thoughts on the win against UC Riverside.
November 10, 2021
UCR & BYU Preview
Tron looks ahead to the games against UCR and BYU and gives a couple players and trends to look out for during the game. I also forgot the good news was that all the games will be on TV, so yay for being able to watch them.
November 09, 2021
UCLA Scrimmage recap
In this episode Kyle and Tron go over their thoughts on the secret scrimmage against UCLA, Kyle drops a little insider knowledge, and then they talk about why they hope to see against St. Katherine.
November 03, 2021
Looking at the recruiting class
In this episode Kyle and Tron go over the recruiting class of Koren Johnson, Miles Byrd, and Elijah Saunders. Throw in Demarshay Johnson and this class looks to give SDSU a bright future.
October 27, 2021
Season Preview w/ Justin Michael
In this episode Tron is joined by Justin Michael to talk about SDSU, CSU, how they match up, and the season as a whole.
October 20, 2021
Koren Johnson Commits
Kyle was supposed to miss this week to go on a trip, but he was so excited about Koren Johnson he recorded an episode before leaving. Enjoy the next few years Aztecs fans, they're going to be good.
October 13, 2021
Mailbag part 2
Tron goes Solo in this one and answers questions about Dutch's offense, how to make the conference better, and who the sleeper team might be this season.
October 07, 2021
Mailbag part 1
Tron got stuck at work so Kyle goes solo in this episode and answers some questions from the fans. Follow him on twitter @callmekinslow and let him know what you think.
October 06, 2021
Schedule Preview
In this episode Kyle and Tron go over the schedule. We point out the toughest games, give schedule predictions, and tournament expectations. We go on a few rants along the way as well.
September 29, 2021
Full Roster/ Lineups preview
In this episode Kyle and Tron discuss the full roster and how they fit. They go over the 10-man rotation, as well as starting and closing lineups. After listening hit us up on twitter and tell us what your starting lineup would be.
September 22, 2021
Bonus football episode
In this episode Tron breaks down why the defensive play calling to end the game was more concerning than the offensive play calling. Let Tron know why you agree or disagree.
September 19, 2021
Season Preview - Bigs
It's just Tron today as Kyle was busy with his day job. Tron goes over six players in this final roster preview pod. Give it a listen and let Tron know how you feel about starting two bigs this season. P.S. Sorry for sounding distracted. Had some stuff happening in the background that would break my train of thought. Here's to being more focused next week.
September 09, 2021
Season Preview - Wings
In this episode, Kyle and Tron talk about the wings (or lack thereof.) Chad Baker, Che Evans, and Keshad Johnson. We talk about their skill sets, what we hope to see from them their potential roles on the team, and Tron gives a hot take towards the end of the show. 
September 01, 2021
Season Preview - Guards
In this episode Kyle and Tron preview the guards. Trey Pulliam, Adam Seiko, Lamont Butler, Keith Dinwiddie, and Matt Bradley. We talk about their skill sets, what we hope to see from them, and potential roles on the team.
August 25, 2021
Summer/Swish League update
Kyle returns! We talk about summer league for Jordan Schakel, Matt Mitchell, and Malachi Flynn. I forgot about Trey Kell, which is sad because he's my favorite. Then we go over Swish league, Kyle talks about what it was like to be at the games, and gives his takes about the players he saw. Spoiler alert, we disagree about Keith Dinwiddie.
August 11, 2021
Big 12 News/Swish update
In this episode I go over how the big 12 news could affect SDSU and whether or not we should be excited as fans. Then I go over some basketball schedule updates and talk about how the guys have looked at Swish league.
July 29, 2021
Offseason Mailbag
In this episode I go over some recent news, and then open up the mailbag. You guy sent in a lot of great questions and I did my best to answer them.
June 23, 2021
Aztec Committments leave weird roster
Kyle and I go over the committments of Matt Bradley, Trey Pulliam, and Joshua Tomaic. The podcasting gods were against us, trying to prevent us from recording, and as such neither of us sound great. Midway through the pod TImmy Allen committed to Texas, so we react live to that. The roster looks weird, but we have you covered.
April 14, 2021
Season Wrap Up Show
In this episode Kyle and I go over the loss to Syracuse, have a little group therapy, and then turn our eyes towards the future.
March 31, 2021
NCAA Tourney Bound!!!
In this Episode Kyle and Tron go over what an amazing conference tournament run the Aztecs just had. We then open up the mailbag and answer questions from you all as listeners. Most of them centered around the Syracuse matchup, but we looked at SDSU's future and whether coach Dutcher will leave or not as well. We saved arguably our best pod of the year to reflect on the Aztecs best game of the year, so give it a listen and share it with everyone you know.
March 16, 2021
Conference Tournament Preview
In this episode Kyle and I go over the conference tournament, the Aztecs' history in it, and who we'd like to see. Petty Kyle also makes an appearance.
March 10, 2021
Who should be conference POY?
Kyle returns in the Episode! We go over the Boise series, look at UNLV, talk about the conference POY, and look at why the Aztecs are seeded so low and if it's fair. Some of it is outdated after Boise St. lost to Fresno shortly after we recorded. Still a good listen regardless.
March 03, 2021
Boise St series Preview
In this episode I previews the Boise St. series. He gives you a few keys to the game, and compares the starting lineups. I also give an updated bracketology picture for the Aztecs. Let me know how you’re feeling about the Boise Series @aztecbreakdown.
February 24, 2021
Fresno state preview
In this episode I go into some conference tournament scenarios and thoughts. Let me know your answers to the questions I ask. After that I briefly look at the Fresno St series.
February 18, 2021
Tournament Expectations
I go solo in this episode and open up the mailbag yet again. After you listen let me know what you think the teams Tournament ceiling is, and what your offensive and defensive lineups would be.
February 10, 2021
New Mexico Series Cancelled
I go solo in this one and talk about some Aztec hoops related news (congrats KJ!), and then open up the mailbag. 
February 03, 2021
Air Force Series recap
Tron is back! Kyle and I talk about the Bracket picture, the starting lineups heading onto the future, and a lot of other little things. BE sure to let us know who your starting 5 would be heading into the series against Wyoming.
January 27, 2021
Frustration with a side of hope
Tron had to work late (Boo) so Kyle took the reins and goes solo in this one. He goes over the Utah State series, Mitchell's injury, strategy adjustments, and looks to the future.
January 20, 2021
Kyle's Back!/Utah State Preview
Kyle returns in this episode, and since you all have had to listen to me drone on for the last 3 weeks, I wanted to give him the spotlight. We talk about Pulliam's game winner, the state of the team, the Nevada series, and look ahead to Utah State.
January 13, 2021
Conference Season has started
In this episode I start with the conference standings and NET rankings so far. Then I move onto the starting point guard debate. I follow that up with the team MVP so far. I finish up with a brief Nevada preview.
January 06, 2021
Colorado State Preview/ Mailbag Pt. 2
I go solo in this one. I look at the the upcoming series against Colorado State, and then open up the mailbag. You guys had a lot of questions and I do my best to answer them all. A couple came in while I was recording too, so when you hear me say "there's 2 left," there's really 4 left. Hope you enjoy it. Be sure to share your thoughts with Kyle and I on twitter.
December 30, 2020
St. Mary's Reaction Pod
Kyle went Solo after watching the Aztecs demolish the Gaels 74-49. Here are his thoughts.
December 23, 2020
Should the Aztecs Switch starting Point Guards?
I go solo in this episode and ramble about the BYU loss, Mitchell's big game, and if the starting lineup needs a change. Hit me up on twitter and let me know what you think.
December 22, 2020
Mailbag Episode!
In this Episode Kyle and I react to the ASU game, and then open up the mailbag and answer some questions. Keep sending them in as this was a fun episode!
December 16, 2020
34. Arizona State Preview w/ Dominic Stearn
In this episode Kyle and I are joined by Dominic Stearn of the East Village Times to talk about the game against Arizona State. Dom is a lifelong Aztecs fan but current ASU student, which gives him a unique perspective on the game. 
December 10, 2020
33. Pepperdine Reactions
Kyle returns and gives his thoughts on how the season has started so far. Spoilers: He's pleased.
December 09, 2020
32. Early Season Thoughts
Kyle couldn't make it to this show, so I go it alone. My mind wasn't the most organized, but I just spit balled some thoughts I had through watching 2 games. I also look ahead to Pepperdine and very briefly at Arizona St.
December 03, 2020
31. UCLA Instant Reaction
Kyle jumped on the mic real quick to give his post game thoughts of the UCLA game. What a great start to the season by SDSU!
November 26, 2020
30. Schedule Thoughts/ UCLA Preview
In this Episode Kyle and I start off by looking at the schedule as a whole, then transition to giving a preview of Wednesday's game against UCLA. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone! 
November 25, 2020
29. Draft Reaction
Kyle goes solo in this one and gives his thoughts on the Toronto Raptors drafting Malachi Flynn with the 29th pick in the draft.
November 19, 2020
28. 2020-21 Roster Preview
In this episode Kyle and I go over the players on the roster, what each one brings, and what their roles might be. We also go the over lineups we'd most like to see.
November 11, 2020
27. Malachi Flynn Draft Preview
In the 27th episode of the Aztec Breakdown Podcast I make a new announcement. Kyle Kinslow will be joining me as a co host on the show. Kyle brings a lot of experience and knowledge and will hopefully help make the show more interesting for you as a listener. We spend the first episode talking about Malachi Flynn's draft status, what parts of his game will translate to the NBA, and where we'd like to see him go.
November 06, 2020
26. Mountain West Talk w/ Larry Muniz
In this Episode I am joined by Larry Muniz of Mountain West Wire to talk about the conference as a whole. Topics include Boise State, Justin Bean, top shooters, and more. 
August 24, 2020
Offseason Update w/ Aztec Hoops Nation
In this Episode I'm joined by Mike from Aztec Hoops Nation. We go over a lot of things that have happened so far this offseason. The new Aztec Stadium, players getting NIL rights, Incoming players, recruiting, and more.
May 30, 2020
24. Season Review
I'm at a loss for words right now. In a way it still doesn't feel real that the season is over. To help fill the void of my silence I invited @advancedstats23 onto the show to talk about last season as well as the upcoming season.
March 23, 2020
23. Mailbag pt. 2, other random thoughts
In this episode I finish up the mailbag as well as address some topics I thought of over the week. The Utah State loss was tough, but I’m mostly avoiding it until I can look at the tape.
March 10, 2020
22. Mailbag Edition
In this episode I asked for topics you guys wanted to hear about, and boy did I get some. I wasn’t able to cover all of them, but I got to most of them. They include Joe Lunardi’s latest bracket projection, the POY race, and more.
March 03, 2020
21. Where do we go from here?
SDSU took their first loss of the season on Saturday night. In this episode I talk about the game and why I’m not worried yet.
February 25, 2020
20. 26-0
I’m this episode I look at what each individual player can improve on before the tournament. After the break I look at UNLV.
February 18, 2020
19. Perspective
I’m this episode I talk some about perspective, the AP Poll, and Malachi Flynn’s draft status. After the break I talk 1 in the East vs 2 in the west.
February 11, 2020
18. Air Force Preview
In this episode I talk about the AP Poll, how to use Nolan Narain, and drawing fouls. After the break I look ahead to Saturday’s game against Air Force.
February 04, 2020
17. New Mexico/Utah State Preview
In this episode I briefly go over the sad news of the weekend, followed by some Aztec football news, and Nathan Mensah's impact. After the break I look ahead to New Mexico and Utah State.
January 28, 2020
UNLV Preview W/ Jeffrey Waddilove
In this episode I talk about the teams IQ, and what they can improve on before March. After the Break I am joined by Jeffrey Waddilove who covers UNLV sports to talk about the upcoming game in Las Vegas. Game preview starts around the 20:00 mark.
January 22, 2020
Fresno St. and Nevada Preview
In this episode I got a little talkative in the opening, started ranting a little bit, so I apologize for anyone who gets annoyed by it. After the break I look at last weeks games followed by looking at this weeks upcoming opponents.
January 14, 2020
Wyoming and Boise State Preview
In this episode I go over some stuff that is a little too complicated to do on twitter, such as thoughts on Trey Pulliam, How KenPom works, and if Malachi Flynn should be an All American. After the break I look at Wyoming and Boise State.
January 07, 2020
SD Christian/ Utah preview
In this episode I go over some of the news that came out over the last week. Then I look at the upcoming opponents.
December 17, 2019
1/3rd Season Review
In this episode I go it alone, and rant for a little bit about the season so far.
December 10, 2019
Colorado State Preview
In this episode I look at What the Aztecs have accomplished so far, as well as briefly look ahead to Colorado State and San Jose State. I was supposed to be joined by Justin Michael who covers Colorado State, but due to technical difficulties that didn’t happen. Hopefully you still enjoy listening.
December 03, 2019
Creighton Preview w/ Jon Nyatawa
In this episode I briefly talk about Yanni Wetzell, rebounding, and KJ Feagin. After the break I am joined by Jon Nyatawa to preview the game against Creighton. 
November 26, 2019
Aztecs Hot Start! W/ Aztec Hoops Nation
In this Episode I explain how the KenPom rankings work, and then I respond to a voice message. After the Break I am joined by Mike of @AztecHoopsNation to talk about the start of the season and if it is sustainable.
November 19, 2019
GCU Preview w/ Aztecs Coverage
In this eisode I was joined by Tanner and AJ of Aztecs coverage. We went over the football loss against Nevada, then talked about the big time win over BYU, and ended looking at the upcoming game vs. Grand Canyon. Find AJ and Tanner on Twitter @aztecscoverage.
November 13, 2019
BYU preview
In this episode I go over what I saw in the UCSD exhibition and talk a little bit about the Texas Southern game. After that I am joined by Jake Hatch of Locked on Cougars and we look at the upcoming game between the Aztecs and BYU.
November 08, 2019
Secret Scrimmage Review/UCSD preview
Talking about the results of the secret scrimmage vs. Point Loma Nazarene and the UCSD game coming up on Wednesday.
October 29, 2019
Media Day Review
In this episode I talk about the news about possibly moving to a 20 game conference schedule as opposed to the current 18 game schedule. After the break I open up the mailbag.
October 21, 2019
What does the Data say about this season?
In this episode I talk in detail about two different stats: POE and PIPM. I explain what they are and what they say about the upcoming season. Spoiler alert, it should be a good season. Not great, but good.
October 13, 2019
Recruiting Update w/ Aztec Hoops Nation
In this episode I'm joined by Mike from Aztec Hoops Nation to talk about the 2020 recruiting class. We also talked about Keshad Johnson since he hasn't played a game as an Aztec yet. Find the shuzviews episode we mention here:
October 06, 2019
Schedule breakdown
In this episode I go game by game and predict the outcome of each game on the schedule.
September 29, 2019
SDSU season preview
In this episode I take a look at the entire roster for the Aztecs and go over some strengths and weaknesses of each player, what their role should be, etc.
September 20, 2019