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The Players Club Podcast with Darien Rencher

The Players Club Podcast with Darien Rencher

By Embassy Row
THE PLAYERS CLUB: ’21 is a weekly college football video podcast hosted by Clemson running back Darien Rencher. It’s a player-only perspective on what’s going on in college football both on and off the field. This isn’t a place for journalists or has-beens to spit hot takes in search of clicks. Rather it’s a much-needed space for the athletes themselves to speak their minds and offer refreshing firsthand perspectives on the sport they love and play.

A podcast by the players, for the people.
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Clemson University Defensive End KJ Henry Talks Spring Game & 2022's Defensive Line
Darien is joined by his former teammate and good friend, KJ Henry. They chat all about the Clemson spring game, this year's defensive line, the Avengers and what made KJ choose Clemson.
38:12
April 14, 2022
Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Chris Olave Talks About His Combine Performance & NFL
Darien Rencher & Chris Olave chat about training together at House of Athlete, their college careers at rival schools, the future & what opposing stadium was their favorite to play at.
36:37
April 07, 2022
Former Clemson University Safety Nolan Turner Talks Pro Day & The Future
Darien & Nolan talk about their time at Clemson, pro-day, and what's next for Clemson's defense post-Coach Venables.
35:12
March 24, 2022
University of Oklahoma Head Coach Brent Venables On Returning To Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma's newest Head Coach and former Clemson Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables joins Darien to talk his first few months as head coach, how his experience on the coaching staff at Clemson prepared him for this next chapter and gives us all the history of Jimmy Green Beans.
50:40
March 17, 2022
Clemson Football Coach C.J. Spiller & His Journey From First Round Draft Pick to CFB Coach
Darien is joined by his running backs coach, C.J. Spiller this week. They dive into his college career, his all-time favorite play during his Clemson years, playing in the NFL and how he transitioned to coaching.
36:54
March 04, 2022
Los Angeles Rams Offensive Lineman Tremayne Anchrum Jr. On Being A Super Bowl LVI Champ
Darien is joined by former Clemson teammate, Los Angeles Rams Offensive Lineman and now Super Bowl LVI Champion, Tremayne Anchrum Jr. They talk all about the Super Bowl game, his draft day, and going up against Aaron Donald in practice.
40:36
February 24, 2022
Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back Travis Etienne Jr. Talks His Injury & Next NFL Season
Darien Rencher is joined by former teammate Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back Travis Etienne Jr. They chat all about his time at Clemson, his injury and recovery, getting drafted to the Jags and his goals for the upcoming NFL season.
44:37
February 17, 2022
Las Vegas Raiders Hunter Renfrow On His Stand Out Season, Route Running & Buying Grapes
Darien is joined by Las Vegas Raiders Wide Receiver & former Clemson teammate Hunter Renfrow to talk all about his first Pro Bowl experience, his NFL career thus far and his approach to route running.
32:32
February 10, 2022
Clemson University Football Head Coach Dabo Swinney Talks Building Clemson's Program
Darien Rencher is joined by his former (and forever) coach, Coach Dabo Swinney. They discuss his journey into coaching, building Clemson's football program and what's next for Clemson football.
49:57
January 27, 2022
Miami Dolphins Defensive End Christian Wilkins on Everything From Power Rangers To The NFL
Darien Rencher interviews his former roommate & teammate Miami Dolphins Defensive End Christian Wilkins about his career at Clemson, the Power Rangers & his time in the NFL so far.
44:32
January 20, 2022
Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Trevor Lawrence Reflects On His First NFL Season
Darien Rencher & Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence chat everything from playing together at Clemson University, Trevor's rookie year in the NFL as a starting quarterback & his thoughts on the future seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
49:35
January 13, 2022
Oklahoma H-Back Jeremiah Hall Talks Head Coaching Changes at University of Oklahoma
Clemson Running Back Darien Rencher is joined this week by OU H-Back, Jeremiah Hall to chat about his college football career, how the team found out about Head Coach Lincoln Riley's departure & their reaction to incoming Head Coach Brent Venables.  This week's podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit www.betterhelp.com/tpc for 10% off your first month.
33:57
December 10, 2021
Clemson Running Back Will Shipley On His Freshman Season & The Origin of 'Ship Happens'
Darien Rencher is joined by his teammate and fellow Clemson Running Back Will Shipley to talk about Will's experience picking a school during the pandemic, his breakout freshman season and who gave him the idea for 'Ship Happens' shirts. This week's podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit www.betterhelp.com/tpc for 10% off your first month.
39:29
November 18, 2021
Brenden Clinton aka Coach 30 Talks About His Rise on Tik Tok & Being "Everyone's Coach"
Brenden Clinton, better known on social media as Coach 30, and Darien deep dive into how Brenden came to be "everyone's coach".
32:28
November 11, 2021
South Carolina Defensive Back Jaylan Foster Chats His College Football Journey
Clemson Running Back Darien Rencher is joined by his friend South Carolina Defensive Back Jaylan Foster to talk about his impressive 2021 season and his journey to get to where he is today.  This week's podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit www.betterhelp.com/tpc for 10% off your first month.
30:55
November 04, 2021
Clemson Defensive End Xavier Thomas On Overcoming Adversity & Final College Football Season
Clemson Running Back Darien Rencher talks to fellow teammate, Xavier Thomas, about going to IMG Academy,  his struggles last year with COVID, how he overcame the adversity & all about his other passion - professional gaming.
43:46
October 21, 2021
Clemson Linebacker James Skalski Talks His Last Season and Gives His Take On Targeting
Clemson Running Back Darien Rencher is joined by his teammate, linebacker James Skalski to talk about both being sixth-year seniors, the season so far & talks about the new targeting rules in College Football.   This week's podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit www.betterhelp.com/tpc for 10% off your first month.   
36:04
October 14, 2021
Appalachian State QB Chase Brice on Leaving Clemson & "That" Play Against Syracuse
Clemson RB Darien Rencher welcomes former Clemson QB & current Appalachian State QB Chase Brice to learn about his collegiate career post-Clemson and Chase's account of that play against Syracuse in 2018.
39:43
October 08, 2021
Notre Dame Captain Avery Davis On Going From Elite Eleven QB to Starting Wide Receiver
Clemson RB Darien Rencher welcomes Notre Dame WR Avery Davis to learn about the ups and downs of going from an Elite 11 QB to a captain for the Fighting Irish.
39:22
October 01, 2021
Wisconsin Running Back Chez Mellusi Reveals Differences Between Clemson and Wisconsin
Darien is joined by former Clemson Football teammate and current Wisconsin RB Chez Mellusi to talk about his fresh start in Madison and how he's preparing for his big game against Notre Dame.
30:58
September 24, 2021
ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit Talks About the Past, Present & Future of College Football
In Episode 3 of The Players Club: '21 Darien celebrates Clemson's first victory of the season and ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit joins the show to discuss the past, present, and future of college football, not to mention his advice to Darien on what tailgates are must attend.
01:03:08
September 16, 2021
Zeb Noland on Going from Graduate Assistant to Starting Quarterback for South Carolina
In Episode 2 of The Players Club: '21, Darien Rencher deals with a tough week one loss and meets the man behind the headline as Zeb Noland joins us to share his improbable journey to becoming the starting quarterback at South Carolina. Follow The Players Club: Watch the full video of the podcast on YouTube. Host: @d_rench Instagram: @theplayersclubpod Twitter: @playersclub_pod This show is an Embassy Row & MOGL Production.  Executive Produced by Bryan Terry Produced by Anamarie Johnson & Alexa Macchia Edited by Leslie King
27:56
September 15, 2021
The Players Club Debut & the Return of Clemson Football WR Justyn Ross to College Football
In this premiere episode of The Players Club, Darien is joined by Pre Season All American and Clemson teammate Justyn Ross to discuss his incredible comeback story and getting ready for all that lies ahead for week one in the college football season. Follow The Players Club: Watch the full video of the podcast on YouTube. Host: @d_rench Instagram: @theplayersclubpod Twitter: @playersclub_pod This show is an Embassy Row & MOGL Production. Executive Produced by Bryan Terry Produced by Anamarie Johnson & Alexa Macchia Edited by Leslie King
21:15
September 15, 2021