If you care about the Pac-12 this podcast is for you. Ralph Amsden and George Wrighster host the best damn Pac-12 conference College Football, College Basketball, and any other noteworthy Pac-12 events podcast in all the land. An Unafraid Show production.
In Episode 3, the Pac-12 Apostles deal with George Wrighster's tweet about Colson Yankoff that sent Washington Huskies fans into a tailspin. Yankoff is a former QB for Washington who transfered to UCLA. Huskies coach Chris Petersen refused to grant a waiver allowing Yankoff to appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility at UCLA. Both Ralph and George hate the hypocrisy in the NCAA system. The NCAA claims the players are student athletes who need to be protected, but regularly treats them like employees. It is ridiculous that coaches can move as they please from school to school, but the players have restrictions. (0:00 - 11:59)
Recruiting matters in college football. The teams with the most talent have the best chance to win the CFB Playoff and National Championship. There are 64 recruits in the 2020 class with either 4-5 stars who live in Pac-12 states or neighboring states. With the exception of the Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies, the conference is falling behind in the recruiting rankings for the class of 2020. The early signing period is not until December, but the USC Trojans are ranked between 60th and 68th depending on which recruiting site you like. (12:00- 23:41)
George and Ralph rank the Pac-12 stadiums from #12 to #1. (23:42-End)
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George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden return for the second installment of UnafraidShow.com's Pac-12 Apostles Podcast. In this episode, the guys discuss the critical nature of the 2019 season for the Pac-12 conference, as well as the responsibility of the fans to help keep the conference from becoming irrelevant before the tv deal is up in 2024. The conference is falling financially behind the other power 5 conferences. So, winning a national championship or two before 2024 is paramount to the future of the Pac-12.
One of the biggest potential changes for the upcoming season in the Pac-12 is the proposed 9 am kickoff times for a small selection of games meant to air on Fox. George and Ralph discuss the pros and cons of early kickoffs and debate whether or not there will ultimately benefit from the change (14:00-31:38).
Pac-12 Apostles Podcast North and South Predictions
George and Ralph revealed their preseason predictions for where the Pac-12 North teams will finish. Oregon, Washington, and Stanford have been the class of the Pac-12 for the last decade. But, both of the apostles believe Cal is a well-coached team on the rise. (31:39-1:01:11).,
The media picked Utah to win the conference at Pac-12 Media Day. However, neither George or Ralph picked them to win the south division. The apostles' predictions for the Pac-12 South teams caused a big disagreement. They could not be further apart on the predictions for the UCLA Bruins, USC Trojans, and Arizona QB Khalil Tate. (1:01:12-End).
George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden kick off the inagural episode of UnafraidShow.com's Pac-12 Apostles Podcast out in Hollywood, California with their thoughts and analysis of Larry Scott's opening comments, the Pac-12 preseason media poll and all-conference teams, and more. Run Time = 53 minutes.