Dan Wetzel's Week 12 college football podcast

Dan Wetzel
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Sara Ganim is a crime reporter for the Harrisburg Patriot-News. She is a 2008 graduate of Penn State and previously covered crime for the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa., where she first began pursuing rumors of a major investigation into former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

From that point on, she has been the leading authority and most dominant reporter on the Sandusky/Penn State sexual molestation case, routinely beating the rest of the media.

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Sara joined the Dan Wetzel College Football Podcast this week to discuss the case in great detail, including reaction to Monday’s NBC interview of Sandusky by Bob Costas.

She also gets into the particulars of the 1998 police investigation, the process of the grand jury, specifics about coach Joe Paterno, vice president Gary Schultz, athletic director Tim Curley and president Graham Spanier, all of whom are no longer in their positions with the school.

She discusses how critical the testimony of assistant coach Mike McQueary and his father are to this case. Sara also explains her understanding of unanswered questions, such as why no charges were brought forth in 1998, the disappearance of former local district attorney Ray Gricar and exactly what’s fact and what’s fiction on this case.

This is some exceptional information from a tremendous reporter.

Understanding that many listeners would also like to hear some actual football talk, we also brought in Clay Travis, drive-time host on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville and proprietor of outkicktheoverage.com.

Clay explains how the BCS national title game matchup is essentially set – it’s either LSU-Oklahoma State or LSU-Alabama. His theory is that LSU need only split its games against Arkansas and Georgia to reach the BCS game and that no other one-loss team (Oregon, Oklahoma or even Arkansas) will be able to leapfrog LSU or Alabama in the BCS polls. He explains it pretty well.

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We also break down three games in one of the weakest slates in recent college football history. The best of the best? Nebraska at Michigan (-3), USC-Oregon (-14.5) and Oklahoma at Baylor (-14.5). We’re essentially in a holding pattern until Dec. 3.

Great stuff this week from two great guests. Give it a listen; it’ll be on iTunes also.