The NCAA snitch line. Michigan vs Ohio State coach fights. These are the times we live for here at the Yahoo Sports College Podcast. Dan Wetzel and Pete Thamel tell the tale of Jim Harbaugh snitching on Ohio State and Ryan Day’s fiery response during this week’s Big 10 coaches call. We also have plenty of other crazy stories from the rivalry including one involving the Best Damn Punk Band in the Land, The Dead Schembechlers…… As the season draws near, conferences have released schedules giving hope to teams and fans alike. But behind closed doors, administrators have little optimism for a full season. What is the key date for this season to go off as scheduled? Could one school break away from a conference and play an independent schedule?
The news just kept coming over the weekend and Dan Wetzel and Pete Thamel are here to break it all down. In the Pac-12, players released a list of demands ranging from health and safety, racial equality and a revenue split. Will this holdout be a true agent of change? SI’s Pat Forde may be absent from the podcast today but he was plenty busy over the weekend. He and his teammates broke a story suggesting the Power 5 could split with the NCAA over fall championships in 2020. Just how close are we to a major schism and would it be the right move for the Power 5 not only in 2020 but beyond. And in SEC country, the state of Mississippi is deciding on a new flag and one official submission caught out eye. How can we get Elijah Moore officially on the flag?
Late Wednesday, the ACC released an 11-game schedule that included one non-conference matchup after catching wind the SEC was going with a conference-only model. The SEC, unfazed by the grandstanding, pushed forward and announced their 10-game conference-only plan on Thursday (after this podcast was recorded). Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, and SI’s Pat Forde parse through the breaking news. Will Notre Dame love their new digs or will they bounce back to independence after this season? Staying in the ACC, Virginia Tech standout and projected first-round talent Caleb Farley opted to try his luck in the NFL. Just how many players will follow his lead? Finally, the guys have an update on the sex-crazed monkeys taking over in Thailand as well as an animal uprising closer to home.