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Dan Wetzel's Week 1 college football podcast: 2013 debut with Clay Travis

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The Dan Wetzel College Football Podcast is back. We know you missed it. Week 1 is here and the newly famous Clay Travis of OutKickTheCoverage.com and Fox Sports 1, is the season-opening guest.

Clay and Dan discuss awkward appearances on television, the challenge of taking on ESPN's "GameDay" and how difficult it is to be Clay's level of attractiveness and having to stand next to Erin Andrews. They also cover whether it's better to just watch games on television and not go to the stadium.

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Johnny Manziel poses with the Heisman Trophy last December. (AP)

The conversation spins to Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp's defense of Johnny Manziel and ripping of ESPN. Is this the latest example of a college president trolling and the influence of the superfan/message-board mentality that famously doomed E. Gordon Gee's career?

Ohio State's season and the high stakes, relatively low-level schedule is debated. Is this like Boise State a couple years back, where other than one game you have to talk yourself into multiple challenges? And how do poll voters weigh perfect records with strength of schedule? Is this the disaster set-up of the final season of the BCS or will the Buckeyes prove to be impressive enough that they are a no-brainer pick?

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Each guy also gives a couple of teams that might come out of the top 10 (or more) to crash the national title picture. Dan takes Texas and Notre Dame. Clay talks up Nebraska and Baylor.

Three games are broken down also: North Carolina getting 12 at South Carolina, Boise State getting three at Washington, and Clemson a one-point home dog to Georgia in a hugely significant and attractive opener.

There's a lot more in there too. Give it a listen, it's free.

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