Mike Debord is the highly respected Offensive Coordinator of the Indiana Hoosiers. He and Brian talk the nomad lifestyle of a coach, drag racing, beagles and why he loves coaching in college.
Scott Draper has a wide range of experience in college football. From Director of Football Operations at Michigan to Division III Albion and now as the Associate Commissioner for Football of the AAC.
Todd Monken is currently the Offensive Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has had many stops along the way of his college and NFL coaching career, including 3 years at Eastern Michigan where he and Brian coached together. Todd tells Brian what it was like to work for Lou Holtz, how important it is to have people around you who will tell you the truth and what surprised him upon getting to know Jameis Winston.
Mike Viti, former fullback for Army, veteran, recipient of the Bronze Star, founder of the non-profit Legacies Alive and now Army football coach, has made the most of his 32 years. Mike talks with Brian about growing up in Pennsylvania, how 9/11 moved his goalposts and how he feels when people characterize the game of football as 'war'.
Ted Bishop went from a small town in Indiana to the top of the golf world as the 38th President of the PGA of America. And was then impeached two months shy of the end of his term because of two words in a Tweet. We talk the legend of Sam Snead, Tom Watson and the Ryder Cup, the lessons learned from his precipitous fall and how he's landed on his feet.
Gary O'Hagan is a big man (6'7") who has a big life. From a large Irish-Catholic family in NYC to summer camp with Lew Alcindor to befriending John Wooden to being a premiere agent for professional football coaches, Gary O'Hagan has seen a lot of greatness in life and sports and he shares some singular stories and advice with Brian. Thank god. He needs it.
Jim Brandstatter is an award-winning broadcaster for both the Detroit Lions and the Michigan Wolverines - where he played for the legendary Bo Schembechler. Jim is also a helluva storyteller - in the best sense. He tells Brian about how he came from a Michigan State family but ended up at Michigan, those early days with a fiery Bo, and what athletics and football has meant to him. A great guy and a great conversation - Jim "Brandy" Brandstatter!
Jeff Daniels is not only an Emmy-winning actor, he's also a huge sports fan especially of teams from his home state - my home state as well - of Michigan. Jeff and Brian talk Detroit sports, the craftsmanship necessary to make a great backyard hockey rink and the fact that Meryl Streep is the best ping-pong player with whom he's ever worked.