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Joel Klatt breaks down the biggest topics in the world of college football. Joel relies on his experience on the field, detailed film analysis and unmatched preparation to give you the most consistent, fair and best analysis in the sport. Each week, Joel dives into his Top 10 teams, answers questions and discusses the biggest storylines in college football.

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First-year Alabama Head Coach Kalen DeBoer sits down with FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt to discuss his whirlwind 5 days that began with coaching in the National Championship Game to Nick Saban’s surprise retirement to his accepting the Head Coaching job at Alabama. Coach DeBoer discusses why he was willing to take on the responsibility of following the GOAT. The two also discuss Coach's unconventional path to Tuscaloosa and the challenges he now faces coming into the SEC with a program that has National Championship expectations. DeBoer lays out what he envisions for the future of the program and how he’ll maximize the potential of QB Jalen Milroe this upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt talks with Ohio State’s Ryan Day about the expectations and pressure that comes with being the head coach in Columbus. Coach Day discusses why he made the decision to give up play calling and whether Buckeye fans will notice a difference on Offense with Chip Kelly as the OC this upcoming season. Day breaks down why several NFL Draft-eligible players on his team came together to return for one more season and also reveals whether Michigan’s National Championship has provided extra motivation for the Buckeyes to win it all in 2024. The two also discuss Nick Saban’s retirement and adapting to the challenges in the new world of college football with NIL and the Transfer Portal. Joel and Coach wrap up the episode by picking their favorite play calls during Day’s tenure at Ohio State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nebraska Head Coach Matt Rhule talks with FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt about his expectations for the Cornhuskers going into Year 2 of his tenure and the importance of bringing Husker nation back to the top of the sport. Coach Rhule speaks about why his team is ahead of schedule in the rebuild and ready for a big jump in 2024. He also discusses the impact of landing 5-star QB Dylan Raiola and what that signals to the rest of the teams in the sport. The two look at the importance of their rivalry game against Deion Sanders and Colorado in Week 2 and the challenges that matchup presents. Coach also reflects back on his time in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and what that experience taught him as he decided to return to the college game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt sits down with Colorado’s Coach Prime to discuss what he learned from his first season in Boulder and if the incredible amount of attention on his program surprised him. The two discuss expectations for the Buffaloes in Year 2 as they enter the Big 12. Coach Prime also expresses his vision for his own coaching future once his sons Shedeur & Shilo, along with Travis Hunter, leave CU and move on to the NFL. Sanders details why he wants to be remembered as Coach Prime rather than a Hall of Fame-level, two-sport superstar athlete and what he has to accomplish for that to happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt sits down with Texas Head Coach Steve Sarkisian in this episode of The Joel Klatt Show: Big Noon Conversations. They discuss the pressure that comes with being the Head Coach at Texas and how the move to the SEC will affect his program. The Longhorns coach reflects on what he learned from his two coaching mentors that both stepped away from the sport this offseason – Nick Saban and Pete Carroll – and reveals what he believes was the key to their incredible success. The two also discuss the commonality they share as they discuss sobriety and how being vulnerable in his own life has impacted Sarkisian’s culture-building within his program. Lastly, Coach Sark reveals his best and worst playcalls of his career – with his worst playcall ultimately leading to an iconic moment in Texas history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the season premiere of The Joel Klatt Show: Big Noon Conversations, FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt sits down with new Michigan Head Coach Sherrone Moore. Coach Moore tells the story of when Jim Harbaugh told him he would be the next coach of the Wolverines. He describes what made the 2023 National Championship team so unique and how much motivation the sign-stealing saga provided the group throughout the year. Recapping the Playoff run, Coach Moore reveals his favorite moments and what was said on the sideline in the moments just before Michigan’s 4th Quarter comeback vs Alabama in the Rose Bowl. He also describes why the win at Penn State as interim Head Coach was so special to him and, of course, the two discuss his post-game interview with Jenny Taft that followed that game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The biggest names in college football are coming to the Joel Klatt Show! FOX Sports lead college football analyst Joel Klatt is joined by Sherrone Moore, Ryan Day, Coach Prime, Steve Sarkisian and more for Season 2 of Big Noon Conversations beginning next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reveals 10 games that will shape the upcoming season. He begins with a couple early-season non-conference games that will give either the Big Ten or SEC an early edge in the battle for extra spots in the 12-team Playoff. Klatt also considers the potential ramifications when Coach Prime takes on Matt Rhule and Nebraska in September. Along with non-conference games, there are powerhouse matchups in the SEC like Kalen DeBoer’s first meeting with Kirby Smart and Georgia’s trip to Austin. He also lays out an under-the-radar SEC team that is set up to potentially sneak into the Conference Championship Game. Klatt also lists Big Ten games that will alter the trajectory of teams like Ohio State, Oregon and Penn State then discusses the potential fallout from the outcome of 2024 edition of “The Game” between Michigan and the Buckeyes. Klatt wraps up the show with an announcement about the premiere of the 2nd season of the Big Noon Conversations series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt discusses whether Michigan has established a new blueprint to win National Championships with their veteran-led team that wasn’t built on Top-5 recruiting classes. Klatt also provides his bucket list of sporting events that he’d love to attend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reacts to the groundbreaking agreement between the NCAA and the Power 5 Conferences that will allow schools to pay athletes directly in the future. He breaks down why this happened and why it is such a positive thing for the future of college football. He also lays out why it is just the first domino in a series of next steps. Klatt also discusses whether this agreement will get rid of NIL and Collectives in collegiate sports. He wraps up by considering which programs will benefit most from this ruling and whether this will shift the balance of power in the sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this bonus mailbag episode, Fox Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt makes his picks for 5 teams that underwhelmed in 2023 but will bounce back in a big way this upcoming season. He explains why he sees rivals, Colorado and Nebraska, taking a step forward along with a Big 12 team that he feels will grab one of the byes in the new 12-team Playoff format. Klatt wraps up by answering a request for some advice for a new father. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fox Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt sits down with Fox Sports President of Insights and Analytics, Michael Mulvihill to discuss how College Football and NFL games are scheduled between the different TV networks. Michael explains how the game selection process between TV networks works and why it’s closer to a fantasy football draft than people may realize. The two also discuss the decision making when choosing the Big Noon Saturday Games that were announced last week: Michigan-Ohio State, Texas-Michigan and Alabama-Wisconsin. Mulvihill also details the origins of the concept of Big Noon Saturday and why FOX is adding big-time games on the Friday night schedule this Fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt and his wife Sara answer questions from the mailbag. Sara shows off her football knowledge and explains how she felt watching Joel play QB in college and how she feels watching Joel in the booth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this special Mailbag edition of the podcast, FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt ranks his top 5 toughest places to play in the Big Ten and all of College Football. He answers questions about the transition from high school and college sports towards the future before welcoming in a very special guest: his wife, Sara! Sara joins in to answer more listener-submitted questions about what it’s been like watching Joel as a player and now broadcaster. She also gives some proposal advice and clarifies a few things about Joel’s telling of their own proposal story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt reveals the top 4 teams of his post-spring Top 25 and explains why he has the most faith that one of these teams will win the national championship in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Now that Spring Football has finished, FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt ranks his Top 25 teams heading into next season. He reveals his #1 team and discusses how he decided between programs like Texas, Oregon, Ohio State and Georgia. Also included in his Top 25 is a Big Ten team that was below .500 last season but he sees making a big leap this upcoming year. He also places several of the top teams in the Big 12 in his rankings including one team inside his Top 10. Klatt also answers the questions of where to rank defending champion Michigan after losing so much talent to the Draft and how to evaluate Alabama in the post-Saban era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joel Klatt discusses the Atlanta Falcons using their top-10 pick to draft former Washington Huskies QB Michael Penix Jr. He analyzes this pick and shares about his surprise in the moment. Joel questions if the team will regret spending a top-10 pick on a QB after signing Kirk Cousins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt is back after covering the NFL Draft from Detroit and starts the show by discussing the most surprising pick: the Falcons taking Michael Penix Jr with the 8th pick. He breaks down why Atlanta’s decision-making this offseason has put both Kirk Cousins and Michael Penix Jr in a bad spot. Klatt also discusses the Giants’ decision to pass on J.J. McCarthy and the Vikings ultimately landing the Michigan QB. The Bears landed two elite talents in the Top 10 in Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze and look poised for a potential playoff run next season. The Broncos have received criticism for where they drafted Bo Nix but Klatt explains why they made the right choice. Finally, Joel discusses why the Cowboys could regret not drafting a Running Back and why Washington had a great draft selecting Illinois DT Jer’Zhan Newton and Michigan DB Mike Sainristil along with the 2nd overall pick in the Draft, LSU QB Jayden Daniels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt points out players that stood out in Michigan's Spring Game. He also discusses the QB battle in Ann Arbor as the Wolverines replace J.J. McCarthy. Then he takes a look at the defending champs schedule including their game vs Texas on September 7th that will be televised on BIG NOON SATURDAY on FOX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joel Klatt reveals his final 2024 NFL mock draft. He explains why the Washington Commanders have a tough decision with the No. 2 pick deciding between UNC Tar Heels QB Drake Maye and LSU Tigers QB Jayden Daniels. Joel also predicts a trade in the Top 5, expecting teams to trade up for an elite QB. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (10)

Josh Gehringer

Indicative

Oct 10th
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Matthew Moser

Joel Klatt gets me excited for college football beyond my favorite teams. His insights and experienced opinions make for a great listen for any sports fan.

Oct 5th
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Kaleb Cole-Wood

that ND OSU game was an absolute thriller! great analysis :)

Oct 2nd
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Kaleb Cole-Wood

This podcast is really exciting to listen to, and it really helps me stay up to date with the college football landscape. Looking forward to hearing more for the rest of the season. I'll be watching every episode! also I would really love to win a Rose Bowl hat! subscribed on YouTube as well.

Oct 2nd
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Kaleb Cole-Wood

Great Analysis! Love the show :)

Oct 2nd
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Kaleb Cole-Wood

Hey Joel, long time ucla fan here. I usually watch on YouTube but I'm here so I can enter into the Rose Bowl hat raffle. love the show, keep it up!!

Oct 2nd
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Jacob K

The Joel Klatt's Show provides great and unbiased insight to college football. It is must listen to during the season!

Oct 2nd
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Cris Williams

First podcast I check daily to see if a new episode is downloaded. I appreciate Joel's love of College football. He delivers the info I like. Breakdowns, analysis and the Hard truth. Great show, keep it up Joel.

Sep 29th
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Erich Rosenbalm

Joel Klatt is the BEST college football analyst. He is completely unbiased. He doesn't follow the SEC narrative like ESPN does, but he doesn't bash them either. He gives credit to whom credit is due. This is an excellent podcast. I highly recommend it.

Oct 19th
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Brandon DeLisle

How did Joel Klatt become one of my favorite podcasts? 🏈

Oct 17th
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