The Golden Hurricast

The Golden Hurricast

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By The Golden Hurricast
A weekly podcast covering Golden Hurricane athletics by Ryan Token, Matt Rechtien, and Pat Fox. We’re three TU alums, friends, and die-hard fans looking to spread the word about TU sports while offering some unique insight. Not affiliated with The University of Tulsa.
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2-11: LLLosing Streak
Tulsa couldn't capitalize on what may have been their best defensive game of the 2019 season, and Cincinnati escaped a potential upset with a 24-13 win last Saturday. We talk about TU's many, many turnovers, the refs blowing a call for the third straight game, and prepare for the Homecoming matchup against Memphis next week. Finally, to celebrate the KenPom 2020 preseason ranking release, we talk a little basketball preview.
59:37
October 22, 2019
2-10: Collapse
Tulsa badly needed a bounce-back game after blowing a 30-9 fourth quarter lead against now #19 SMU in triple overtime. It didn't happen. TU came out with energy in the first quarter against Navy, but couldn't capitalize - missing a 30 yard field goal after Navy fumbled the opening kickoff, and having a 98-yard touchdown pass called back after Sam Crawford "stepped out of bounds" and was declared ineligible. He did not step out of bounds. The Hurricane looked flat on all sides of the ball for the rest of the game after that, and ended up getting blown out 45-17. We recap the Navy loss, talk coaching changes, and preview this week's matchup at #21 Cincinnati. ALSO: if you want more info on the Cincinnati matchup, Ryan will be the guest on this week's Down the Drive podcast, which is Cincinnati's SB Nation blog/podcast. So keep an eye out for that!
48:49
October 15, 2019
2-9: Everything is Not Awesome
TU hadn't won a game against a ranked opponent since 2010, and hadn't won a game on the road against a ranked team since 1976. On Saturday, at #24 SMU, we were up 30-9 in the 4th quarter. We still haven't won a ranked game since 2010/1976. We are sad. We spend most of the episode talking about the triple overtime game that destroyed our lives, but we also preview Navy coming to our house on Saturday, how the conference did this week, and our new blog (www.hercscorner.home.blog). Finally - although none of us were Alabama fans at the beginning of the episode, we become them by the very end.
1:03:18
October 8, 2019
2-8: Eye of the Hurricane
We've reached the first bye week of the season, a brief period of calm in the storm that is college football. We start off this episode with a preview of Tulsa's matchup against #24 SMU in Dallas, and then review how some of the predictions we made at the start of the season are panning out so far. Note we erroneously claimed USF was #25 last season when TU nearly upset them, they were actually #23 at that point. 
1:06:13
October 1, 2019
2-7: Sack Smith
Zach Smith was sacked SEVEN times in our game against Wyoming. Despite blowing a 17-7 lead, Tulsa somehow came away with a win against the undefeated Cowboys in what was an absolutely crazy finish to the game. With Pat out, and with a bye week this coming weekend, Matt and Ryan dive deep into the Wyoming game, recount the very abnormal game plans both teams used in this game, gush over Keenen Johnson and Cooper Edmiston (a.k.a. Mr. Primetime), and even get a word or two in about Tulsa's mayor - G.T. Bynum. We also try to figure out whether any other teams have ever won a game after losing the sack battle by that wide of a margin. Oh and Matt says the word 'Sackles', which we almost made the title of this episode. And that's about it, folks. Pray for the offensive line to improve as quickly as possible and we've got ourselves a real good team here. Feedback for the show? Tweet/DM us @goldenhurricast, or send us an email at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com. As always, thank you for listening.
58:00
September 24, 2019
2-6: Whatoming
People are always asking Wyoming, nobody ever asks Howoming. This week the Golden Hurricast crew look in-depth at the loss to Oklahoma State (hint: run defense) and break down what the Golden Hurricane need to do to get the win over the next set of Cowboys. Plus we look up some fun facts about the state of Wyoming!
1:00:00
September 17, 2019
2-5: No Pokes
TU knocked off San Jose State 34-16 for their first true road win since 2016. We break down the victory (especially Denzel Carter's contriubtion) and look towards next week's home opener against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. #NoPokes
1:02:11
September 10, 2019
2-4: Meet the Spartans (again)
It's been a week since our last episode, and once again Tulsa is gearing up to play the Spartans. In much better news for TU, though, these are not the Spartans from Michigan State; rather they are the Spartans from San Jose State - a preseason bottom 10 team and an opponent that Tulsa should (hopefully) blow out. In this episode, we dissect a lot from last week's struggle against the Spartans, preview this week's battle against the Spartans, and we even watch '300' live during the episode (not really). We also talk about the recent news that the AAC is ditching divisions in football next year, and we give the necessary and well-deserved shoutout to TU women's soccer for a big milestone over the weekend. If you have feedback for us, we're on Twitter and Instagram @GoldenHurricast, or you can send us an email at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com
54:11
September 3, 2019
2-3: Meet the Spartans
The second half of our two episode week focuses on our matchup with Michigan State this weekend at 6:00 (even though we mistakenly said 6:30 about 10 times in the episode) as well as our overall season preview. We discuss who will be our best player, the best position groups on offense/defense, breakout player of the year, and wrap up the episode with our game by game predictions for the season. Hint: It's what you eat cereal out of.  P.S. Stay tuned to the very end for a special guest.
1:01:57
August 28, 2019
2-2: Game Week (ft. Dekota Gregory)
The boys sit down with Dekota Gregory from the Tulsa World as TU gets ready to kick off the 2019-20 season against Michigan State on Friday night. We get the latest on the quarterback competition (and learn that Mason Fine absolutely should have been TU's quarterback), find out who has improved most since last season, talk about the strengths, weaknesses, and attitude of the team right now, and predict how TU will end up at the end of the year. Thank you so much to Dekota Gregory for agreeing to come on the show and for chatting with us about all this. If you have feedback or ideas for the show, email us at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com or shoot us a tweet @goldenhurricast.
45:15
August 26, 2019
Season 2 Episode 1: 2 Golden 2 Hurricast
Helloooo world! The hurricast is back for another season of Tulsa sports. We rested up over the summer and have some fresh ideas for the pod this year, including some very exciting guests. Spoiler: Dekota Gregory from the Tulsa World will be on our show the week of the 26th! This episode is more of an offseason catchup, so we talk a lot about what has happened since Tulsa's spring football game back in April. We'll start our cadence of weekly episodes with Dekota Gregory the week of the 26th. We'll actually have two episodes that week. One with Dekota doing more of a full season outlook, and one with just the three of us previewing the season opener against Michigan State. Here's what we talk about in this offseason catchup episode: DaQuan Jeffries' Summer League performance for the Orlando Magic Shaq Harrison released and then re-signed by the Chicago Bulls UConn leaving the American for the Big East and the media deal implications of that Cristian Williams returning to TU football Current TU players in the NFL Dane Evans in the CFL Football preseason camp so far We're super excited for this year. If you have feedback or ideas for the show, email us at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com, or shoot us a tweet @goldenhurricast.
1:00:32
August 15, 2019
Offseason Special: Dunks and Zave
We're back with a special off-season episode! Pat and Matt dive into the Spring Game and what that means for Tulsa's football future, offer some updates on basketball moves a news, and celebrate DaQuan Jeffries' phenomenal performance in the National Slam Dunk Contest. We wrap it up with some NBA comps for Jeffries.
47:33
April 11, 2019
26: Do or Die
We recap the regular season finale at Memphis, discuss who wins the conference tournament and how far Tulsa will go, coaching possibilities, NCAA bids from the AAC, becoming proxy Big 12 champions, and plenty more.
54:16
March 12, 2019
25: Hot for Scott
Matt and Ryan recap our two wins last week to close out the home schedule, investigate Big Basketball vs Curran Scott, discuss Memphis becoming a conference power again, talk TU playing Rocket League, and plenty more.
51:39
March 6, 2019
24: Pray for the Postseason
This week, we spend a lot of time talking two things: Our current and future lineup rotations Our chances at a postseason berth We also discuss our 2-0 record on the road last week, our relatively tough week coming up with Havoc in the Heartland at home and Temple on the road, and a very odd statement made by a ref during the East Carolina game. Want to join the Discord group to chat with us and other TU fans in real time during the next game? Use this link: https://discord.gg/58Y6J7V Episode Breakdown: 0:00 - 3:40: Intro and Follow-Up 3:40 - 29:20: Recap of Last Week 29:20 - 42:20: Current and Future Rotations 42:20 - 1:02:35: Previews for This Week 1:02:35 - 1:03:50 - Tweet of the Week & Faith in Haith Meter 1:03:50 - End: Postseason Possibilities
1:15:03
February 20, 2019
23: Down with the Thicc-ness
We talk Discord, boxing out, Darien Jackson, color-based water phenomenons, Joe Dooley, Curran Scott's height, Tulsa's 2019 football schedule, thicc kangs, and a lot more.
1:06:45
February 12, 2019
22: Coaching Consternation
Mostly, we spend a lot of time discussing Tulsa's coaching options with Haith's contract expiring next year. We also recap last week's games against Memphis and Wichita State, preview our game on Saturday at home against Temple, talk National Signing Day results, discuss why we never wear blue or gold jerseys, and more. Side note: we got a second microphone! Sound quality should be noticeably better.
1:07:37
February 8, 2019
21: How to Become a Haitheist
After an 0-2 week and with Pat gone, Matt and Ryan discuss converting to Haitheism. On the other hand, we are finally out of the heretofore mentioned conference gauntlet and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Will Tulsa go undefeated from here on out and be a bubble team come NCAA tournament time, or will the decline continue? We also give a well-deserved shoutout to Redford Jones for signing with the Bears, preview this week's games against Memphis and Wichita State, and pontificate on why Curran Scott was benched. All that and more in this week's Hurricast.
45:55
January 29, 2019
20: Whip It
Pat and Ryan talk Tulsa's solid win over UConn, our close loss at preseason favorite UCF, Haith and Hurley getting ejected, Tulsa's shot at making the NCAA tournament, next week's games against Cincinnati and #17 Houston, whether Haith has started looking for more sparks in the lineup, and more.
51:52
January 22, 2019
19: Pain Cane
The gauntlet of conference play threw its first real punch at Tulsa this week, and we did not respond well. We recap our heartbreaking overtime loss to Cincinnati and question why we responded so poorly in our loss to SMU in Dallas; we also take a look forward at this week's home game against UConn and away game at pre-season favorite UCF. Pat then tells us why his faith in Haith has turned a complete 180 from two weeks ago, and women's basketball is doing surprisingly well so far this year. Enjoy!
52:46
January 15, 2019
18: Into the Gauntlet
Matt and Ryan recap Tulsa's tough loss to #17 Houston, our unnecessarily crazy win against South Florida, why Zeke Moore is transferring, the incredibly difficult gauntlet of games we have coming up, UCF, why bowl games kind of suck, and a lot more.
1:17:48
January 9, 2019
17: Pat, Matt and a Stack of Stats
Happy New Year! In this weeks episode Pat and Matt look back at the 2018 out of conference results and look forward to preview the 2019 conference schedule. Matt's also really excited because he bought himself a subscription to KenPom for Christmas and we take a look at the stats that we think will define Tulsa's season.
1:04:42
January 2, 2019
16: WWWWinning Streak
We talk Tulsa's continued strong play, recap this week's wins over New Orleans and Dayton, discuss the potential of an emerging Zeke Moore, preview the Mayor's Cup against ORU, recognize the AAC's consistently impressive non-conference play, and pontificate on why Pat's faith in Haith is consistently growing.
58:09
December 18, 2018
15: Your 2018 Big 12 Champions - The Tulsa Golden Hurricane
With football season officially wrapped up, this was the perfect week to focus wholly on basketball. Tulsa beat TWO Big 12 teams this week: in-state rival Oklahoma State and a Kansas State team that went to the Elite 8 last year. We recap those huge games, discuss our players and plays of the game, preview our two games this coming week, check in with what's happening around the conference, and more.
1:01:03
December 11, 2018
14: Football is Dead. Long Live Football
After a week off, the Hurricast is back with an action-packed episode. We talk a lot of football as we recap Tulsa's season-ending win over SMU in the Boomtown Showdown, debate why there aren't more conference rivalries in the American, award our players of the year for the season, talk about who we're most excited about having back next year, and revisit our predictions from our first episode (spoiler: they were not accurate). For basketball, we try to figure out why we're 1-3 for these past four games, what's going on with our rotation, Pat gives an update on his Faith in Haith meter, and we preview the biggest non-conference week of the year. We end it all with some segments and shoutouts. Enjoy!
1:15:55
December 4, 2018
13: The Nook Special
With Ryan out of town this week, we bring you a special episode from Pat and Matt's nook. Another close loss in football and a scary close basketball win are on the agenda for this episode. We also touch on Monty's future, bright spots for next season, and a preview to the #BoomtownShowdown. On the basketball side we talk about the close game against Cal Baptist, our prerecorded reaction to the win over Little Rock, and a preview for the big Nevada game on Turkey Day. Featuring Mox as a special guest.
54:38
November 20, 2018
12: Back to Reality
It's back to reality after we were far too optimistic following last week's win against UConn. For football, we quickly recap Tulsa's ugly loss to Memphis, look ahead to this week's winnable game vs Navy, and hit Matt's depressing stat of the week. For basketball, we discuss our strong start to the regular season, our two wins against Alcorn State and South Carolina State, talk about how great Sterling Taplin and DaQuan Jeffries are looking already, potential rotations going forward, and a lot more. We end it with some shoutouts for Tulsa women's volleyball and men's cross country.
1:00:15
November 13, 2018
11: Tulsa is Better than UConn
Tulsa won! A football game! By a lot! It was wonderful. For football, we talk about beating UConn on Homecoming and how well we played in every facet, the Five Factors make a comeback, and we preview Memphis coming up this week. For basketball, we dissect the exhibition win over Northeastern State and look ahead to our season/home opener against Alcorn State. We close it out with segments, shoutouts, and some righteous dabbing.
56:16
November 6, 2018
10: It's Basketball Season!
We have a basketball game this week! Before we get into it, the guys recap losing the first edition of The Battle of the Color-Based Water Phenomenons. We then debut a new segment, talk basketball and predict our stat leaders for the 2018 basketball season, and end it by prophesying our second win of the year against UConn for Homecoming. Feedback for the show? We want to hear it! We're @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; or you can send an email to thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com.
52:18
October 30, 2018
9: Faith, Haith, and Color-Based Water Phenomenons
We quickly relive the sadness that was our game against Arkansas and knock out some segments before getting into the main event: our 2018 TU men's basketball preview! We talk AAC media days, break down the season, run through our roster this year, and finish it off with some predictions for the year. We end the episode with what we've been looking forward to all football season: The Battle of the Color-Based Water Phenomenons. The Golden Hurricane takes on the Green Wave on Saturday in what will decide the superior color-based water phenomenon, as well as the better TU. Feedback? We're @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; or you can shoot us an email at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com.
1:03:55
October 25, 2018
8: The Hamilton Tiger-Cast (ft. Dane Evans)
‪The 🐐, the Slinger from Sanger, QB9, a TU legend — Dane Evans joins the show this week‬! We talk with him about his time in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats so far, his thoughts on Coach Montgomery, early comparisons between Dane and Seth Boomer, how to revitalize a team that’s down, and more. After the interview, we recap the heartbreaking loss against #23 South Florida, award our players of the game, debut a new segment, and analyze our big upcoming game against Arkansas. Feedback? We’re @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; or send us an email at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com.
1:06:09
October 16, 2018
7: Signs of Life
We finally had a legitimately entertaining game! We recap the game against Houston, debate whether Boomer's first start was actually good or not, discuss the QB competition that will definitely happen again in 2019, answer a listener's question, and more. Feedback? We're @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; or you can send an email to thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com.
1:08:32
October 10, 2018
6: The Boomerang Cometh
To end our bye week, we discuss who wins the re-opened quarterback competition, reflect on the season so far, talk winnable games in the future, revisit our preseason predictions from episode 1, and analyze the upcoming game vs Houston. Feedback? We’re @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; or you can send us an email at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com
43:50
October 3, 2018
5: TUrnovers
The boys talk Skipper’s turnovers, whether there will be a QB change after the bye week, winnable games going forward, Golden Hurricast bingo, a very funny tweet of the week, and more. Also, we hit 250 total plays last week! Thank you for supporting the show. Feedback? We’re @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; or you can shoot us an email at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com
54:04
September 26, 2018
4: Blown OpporTUnities (ft. Hunter Hart)
In episode four, we bring in our first ever guest to the show! Hunter Hart, creator and writer at Reign Cane Sports, joins us to talk about his thoughts on the team, the conference as a whole and how we stack up, the future of Reign Cane Sports, and more. Outside the interview, we discuss Tulsa’s disappointing showing against Arkansas State, award our players of the game, and debut some fun new segments to the show. Feedback? We’re @GoldenHurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; or you can email us at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com.
1:16:16
September 19, 2018
3: A Tale of TU Halves
We discuss Tulsa's hard-fought game against the Texas Longhorns, our players of the game, why Longhorn Network is the worst, next week's crucial matchup against Arkansas State, and a lot more. Feedback for the show? Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @goldenhurricast, or send an email to thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com
58:27
September 11, 2018
2: The Real TU
In the second episode of The Golden Hurricast, we discuss our home opening win against Central Arkansas, players who stood out, our 18th ranked defense, Saturday’s game against Texas, and much more. Feedback for the show? We’re @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or you can email us at thegoldenhurricast@gmail.com
1:01:31
September 5, 2018
1: Stay Golden
The first ever episode of The Golden Hurricast! To kick off the podcast, we discuss last year’s football season, AAC media days, notable players, the upcoming home opener against Central Arkansas, and give our predictions for the 2018 season. Note: at the time of recording, the starting quarterback had not been announced. We discuss who we think it will be and why.
1:16:07
August 29, 2018
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