Cal/Stanford podcast with Morris Phillips: Pac 12 Commish Scott missed 8 game playoff opportunity; plus more on Cal and Stanford

Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott stands in front of So Fi Stadium in Inglewood addressing the media back on Feb 26, 2020. Scott tried to get the Pac 12 an eight game playoff format in September but those plans got rejected (AP News photo)

Cal/Stanford podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris, the Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott made news today he was called incompetent by missing a change to have an eight team playoff.

#2 Scott could have had a better playoff that had eight teams but delayed and missed an opportunity and the deal he settled for got rejected in September by the College Football Playoff management committee.

#3 Morris how important is it when Cal Senior Associate Athletic Director Josh Hummel says it’s important to bring back student athletes for voluntary conditioning workouts?

#4 Morris Cal quarterback Chase Garbers has started 19 of his last 21 games with a 13-6 record is remarkably 13-2 in games he’s played more than half the game.

#5 Morris for Stanford quarterback Davis Mills has played in his last eight games and made six starts, throwing for 1960 yards and 11 touchdowns how solid do you see him at quarterback in the all six game Pac 12 schedule?

Join Morris each Monday for the Cal/Stanford podcasts at

NCAA Football podcast with Michelle Richardson: Indiana gets over on Penn St; Oklahoma State edges Iowa State; Ohio St clobbers Nebraska

Indiana Hoosiers quarterback Michael Penix Jr (9) takes the ball for a two point conversion against Penn State in overtime in Indiana on Sat Oct 24, 2020 (AP News photo)

On the NCAA Football podcast with Michelle:

#1 Indiana upsets No.8 Penn State in overtime IU quarterback Michael Penix Jr. out stretched his arm and hit the corner pylon for the game winning touchdown against Penn State 36-35.

#2 No.6 Oklahoma State Cowboys defense edge the Iowa State Cyclones 24-21. Oklahoma State’s quarterback Spencer Sanders threw for 235 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the win.

#3 Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields left very little doubt in the Buckeyes decisive win over Nebraska 52-17, Fields got lots of protection throwing 20-21 for 276 yards and two touchdowns.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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Cal-Stanford Football podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal’s Garber and Stanford’s Mills looking forward to invite family to games

The Cal Bears quarterback Chase Garbers (7) looks for a receiver in this file photo as Garbers says he’s looking forward to the Pac 12 allowing family and fans in the stadium for Pac 12 games this season (file photo from

On the Cal/Stanford podcasts with Morris:

#1 Cal Bears quarterback Chase Garbers was asked how much it means to him to quarterback against his younger brother Ethan quarterback for the Washington Huskies on Nov 7th at Berkeley.

#2 Garbers did say if it’s safe he would be excited to see players parent but his own parents there for the game against his brother Ethan and the Huskies. Just to have family there Garbers said would be extra special.

#3 Right now fans are banned from Pac 12 games but last September 24th the Pac 12 Conference board voted for student athlete familes to be able to attend Pac 12 games.

#4 Stanford Cardinal quarterback David Mills family who live in Georgia got to see Mills on the last day of last season in Central Florida. Mills says his family is ready to travel see Mills for home games at Stanford this season family and fans permitted.

#5 Morris WSU running back Max Borchi said that it’s important to the student athletes to have family at games it’s the backbone of having your family’s support at the games.

Morris joins the Cal/Stanford Pac 12 podcasts each Monday at

NCAA Football podcast with Michelle Richardson: Saban got the green light to coach Saturday night; So Carolina shocks Auburn; plus more

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban was negative for the third consecutive day from Coronavirus and allowed to coach on Sat Oct 17, 2020. Here is Saban leading the Crimson Tide in a Black Lives Matter march on Aug 31st, 2020 (AP News photo)

On the NCAA Football podcast with Michelle Richardson:

#1 Alabama head coach Nick Saban was cleared to coach Saturday’s game against the Georgia Bulldog after testing positive for Coronavirus. Saban tested negative for the third consecutive day. Crimson Tide Doctor Jimmy Robinson said Saban was asymptomatic. Alabama got a big win 41-24 over the Bulldogs.

#2 Michelle, Auburn (1-2) got shocked with a 30-22 loss to South Carolina (1-2). South Carolina scored big in the second and third quarters which helped carry them to victory. Gamecocks quarterback Colin Hill was 15-24 for 144 yards and one touchdown and one interception.

#3 The Clemson Tide (4-0) clobbered Georgia Tech (2-2) 73-7 on Saturday. Clemson compiled 35 points in the second quarter. Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns.

Michelle Final Thoughts

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Pac 12 Foootball podcast with Morris Phillips: Can Scott get the Pac 12 on network television?

What will be the next move for Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott as major network television are not interested in broadcasting Pac 12 games (

On the Pac 12 Football podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris how much trouble is the Pac 12 in when they can’t get a TV deal?

#2 Morris talk about the networks who didn’t want any part of the Pac 12 CBS, Fox, and ESPN.

#3 Morris turning to Cal Bears football, outside linebacker Tevin Paul had opted out and lineman Luc Bequette transferred. Cal defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon said that since the season was switching to the fall from spring he had little time to find replacements and is working with what he has to get ready for the season.

#4 Sirmon said that he has enough players to develop outside linebackers in place of Paul’s departure for example Sirmon said he has Cam Goode is an excellent rusher and Braxton Croteau physically has developed into a good linebacker. Sirmon sounds pretty confident in the linebacking position.

#5 Cal lineman Brett Johnson had Covid 19 during the summer but has been cleared for practice. Johnson said while he had it he didn’t take a second test during his time in quarantine because of dead traces of the virus in your body. Johnson said he just stayed in his house playing video games and eating chicken pot pie.

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NCAA Football podcast with Michelle Richardson: Texas A&M get upset victory over Florida; Missouri gets goal line stand four times to win; OK gets win in 4 OTs

Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jumbo Fisher discusses the plays with Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond (11) who faced the Florida Gators Sat Oct 10th 2020 at College Station Texas (AP News photo)

On the NCAA Football podcast with Michelle:

#1 The No.21 Texas A&M Aggies got an upset victory over No.4 Florida 41-38. The Gators tied the game at 38-38 when quarterback Kellen Mond threw to wide receiver Caleb Chapman on a 51 yard pass. The Aggies got the ball after the kickoff and moved it to the Florida 26 and kicker Seth Small booted a 26 yard field goal for the win.

#2 Missouri shocked No.17 LSU with a tough goal line stand stopping LSU from scoring from the one yard line with less than a minute left for a 45-41 Missouri win.

#3 The Oklahoma Sooners got a big win over the Texas Longhorns in four overtimes. The No.22 Longhorns in the last four minutes of the game scored twice tying the game that forced overtime. The Sooners got a two point conversion at the beginning of the fourth overtime for the 53-45 win.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

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NCAA Football podcast with Michelle Richardson: TCU upsets Texas; Alabama whips Texas A&M; Ole Miss clips Kentucky

The TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan (15) runs a first half keeper against the Texas Long Horns defense in Austin Texas on Sat Oct 3, 2020 (AP News photo)

NCAA Football podcast with Michelle Richardson:

#1 How surprised were you by TCU upsetting No.9 Texas yesterday 33-31. The Horned Frogs Max Duggan threw for 20-30 for 231 yards and no touchdowns and no interceptions. The win also leaves Oklahoma State as the only undefeated team Big 12 team.

#2 The heavy passing of No.2 Alabama paid off as they defeated No.13 Texas A&M  52-24. The Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones threw for 20-27 for for whopping 435 yards and four touchdowns and one interception.

#3 Ole Miss just got by Kentucky 42-41 and the Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin picked up his first win. Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral threw 24-29 for 320 yards for four touchdowns and everyone of those touchdowns counted.

Michelle’s Finals thoughts

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RedBox Bowl cancelled for 2020

The image of the Illinois Illini and the Cal Bears at the Red Box Bowl Levis Stadium in Santa Clara back on Dec 30, 2019. It is not known when the Red Box Bowl will return because of Covid-19 related protocols. (Image from the Big Ten Conference)

By Jeremy Kahn

A San Francisco tradition will not be played this December at Levis Stadium, and it is unclear if it will return.

The RedBox Bowl that moved to Levis Stadium when the stadium opened in 2014 from AT&T Park was cancelled back in August due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

While its unfortunate that we are unable to stage the 19th iteration of the Bay Areas Bowl game this December, I’m confident that the Bowl property, along with the entire live sports, events and tourism industry, will be in a healthier position next year, and we cant wait to welcome new college football teams and fans back to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2021, said RedBox Bowl executive director Ryan Oppelt in a statement.

The RedBox Bowl made its debut in 2002 as the San Francisco Bowl at what was known as Pacific Bell Park in a game that pitted the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Air Force Falcons.

Just one year later, the San Francisco Bowl was the last event at Pacific Bell Park before the name change to SBC Park.

Not only did the name of the ballpark change, but the name of the bowl changed as well, as the name of the game became the Emerald Bowl and that was the name until it became the Fight Hunger Bowl when the Nevada Wolfpack defeated the Boston College Eagles 20-13, as the Wolfpack were led to victory by a senior quarterback named Colin Kaepernick.

After the game moved to Levis Stadium beginning with the 2014 edition, the name of the game changed to the Foster Farms Bowl and that would be the name of the game until 2018 when it became the RedBox Bowl.

When the game moved to Levis Stadium, it also became a matchup between two of the elite conferences in the country, as the game matched teams from the Big Ten and the Pacific 12 Conferences.

The California Golden Bears defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 35-20 before 34,177 in the 18th edition of the game.

Headline Sports podcast with Daniel Dullum: Dallas lives another day in double OT win; Seven game schedule for college football teams

The Dallas Stars Corey Perry (10) goes top shelf on Tampa Bay goaltender  Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for a first period goal in game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup at Rogers Centre in Edmonton (Canadian Press photo)

On Headline Sports with Daniel:

1 Stanley Cup finals – Lightning had a chance to close out Dallas

2 More major college football conferences firing up shortened schedules

3 Swingin ‘ A’s headed to the MLB playoffs

4 Tom Brennaman resigned from the Cincinnati Reds as broadcaster for the Reds

5 The passing of former Chicago Bear great Gayle Sayers RIP

Daniel Dullum does Headline Sports podcasts each Sunday at

Cal Bears Football podcast with Michael Duca: Is bringing back the Pac 12 all about health and safety or the big bucks?

Cal Bears and Pac 12 Football will return on November 6th the first of a seven game schedule and will be headed up by Cal Bears head coach Justin Wilcox (USA Today file photo)

On the Cal Bears Football podcast with Michael Duca:

#1 There have been arguments already about the return of Pac 12 football namely that it is a mistake for them to return after it was originally postponed. The Cornavirus count has not gone down and could hit as many as 250,000 into January and February. Is the Pac 12 making the responsible decision in enacting a new season next month?

#2 The Pac 12 CEO and University of Oregon president Michael Schill said Thursday that health and safety is one of the Pac 12’s number one priority. Do you still see right through the real motive here that these universities are under immense pressure by the alumni donars, sponsors and parents of the student athletes because it’s really about the bottom line?

#3 The Mountain West also with the Pac 12 announced they will return in November and like the Pac 12 the MWC will tell you this is all about that the students and their academics come first, and as student athletes that their health and safety and following the safety protocols for the players and it’s team personnel and education come first before anything else.

#4 The Pac 12 has a seven game season starting Nov 6th and the MWC plans to have a eight game season starting October 24th. Did the conferences decide to play this fall because they feel it was better for more interest to than in the spring?

#5 Pac 12 men’s and women’s basketball is also set to return on Nov 25th which gives basketball just a month to prepare and get ready for regular season play other than the safety issues do you see this being like any other Pac 12 basketball season and being competitive and worry free?

Michael Duca does analysis on the Cal Bears at