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23 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
Huts And Nuts 25: Iron Bowl Preview
So who’s it going to be in the Iron Bowl? All signs point to the game being a close one, so the Huts And Nuts crew is giving you the inside scoop on how it will go down. Former Auburn star Tommy Jackson never lost to Bama, while former Bama star Roger Shultz beat Auburn only once- and they are here to give their unique look at America’s top college football rivalry. Before you watch the game, let the experts give you a primer on what to look for this weekend!
31 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Huts And Nuts 24: “Saban Is Not To Blame”: The Crew On Saban, Tua, Malzahn And The Iron Bowl
Says former Auburn nose guard Tommy Jackson, “Gus Malzahn will always struggle running that high school offense.” Says former Alabama center Roger Shultz, “Bama’s defense is not as good as Auburn’s, but it’s pretty good.” From coaches Saban and Malzahn to Tua Tagovailoa’s injury, the Huts And Nuts crew has a lot to address, and they address the issues with knowledge and wit. Why are critics blasting Nick Saban? Is Bama a playoff team without Tua? And what team will win the Iron Bowl? Enjoy 30 uninterrupted minutes of Tide and Tigers talk from the former Alabama and Auburn Stars!
30 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Huts And Nuts 23: Greg McElroy’s Four X-Factors In The Alabama-LSU Game
He knows how it feels to lead Bama to a huge win over LSU. Now, former Crimson Tide quarterback Greg McElroy joins the Huts And Nuts crew to give you his take on Saturday’s big game! How has the LSU offense evolved? What affect, if any, will the president’s visit have on the players? And what are Greg’s four X-Factors that will make the difference in the game? The ESPN and SEC Network analyst offers his expert insight into the latest Game Of The Century!
28 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Huts And Nuts 22: Mike Lutzenkirchen: After Losing His Hon, Saving Lives Is His Life’s Mission
His family’s life changed on September 29, 2014. Now, Mike Lutzenkirchen is on a mission to save lives by teaching teenagers about his son’s mistakes. Philip Lutzenkirchen was a star tight end for the Auburn Tigers- but he lost his life after making two misguided choices: To ride in a car with a driver who was under the influence, and to not wear a seatbelt. Today, five years after losing his only son, Mike Lutzenkirchen has spoken to nearly 200,000 young students, educating them on the importance of sober driving and proper seat belt use. In an emotional conversation, Mike Lutzenkirchen talks with the Huts And Nuts crew about losing his son and the rays of hope that have shined on him since that autumn day in 2014.
24 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Huts And Nuts 21: Eddie Conyers: “Coach Saban says I’m the second best practice official in the world: Everyone else is tied for first.”
He’s been with the Alabama football team for 57 years, and it’s not because he has yet to graduate. 91-year-old practice official Eddie Conyers started attending Bama football practice in 1962 after Coach Bryant asked for help. For nearly six decades, Eddie has helped the Crimson Tide players prepare for game day. What makes Eddie so energetic, and what’s the secret to his 72 year marriage? The Alabama legend opens up on our Huts And Nuts podcast!
27 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
Huts and Nuts 20: Tyrone Prothro: “It’s About Overcoming Grief And Being Your Best.”
He was a sensational playmaker for the Crimson Tide, but in October of 2005, just three weeks after making the greatest catch in Alabama football history, Tyrone Prothro’s world came crashing down. How did Prothro deal with a devastating, career-ending injury? How did undergoing twelve surgeries make him stronger? The former Crimson Tide playmaker opens up about a life that reads like a movie. This is Tyrone Prothro’s story.
35 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Huts And Nuts 19: Shaun Alexander: “We Don’t Mourn Because She Was With Us For Only 70 Days, But Rather Celebrate The Time We Had With Her.”
He left the University of Alabama with fifteen school football records. Five years later, he was named the NFL MVP. Today, Shaun Alexander lives with his wife Valerie and their soon-to-be ten kids in Virginia. The Bama fan favorite joins the Huts And Nuts crew to talk football, family and faith. From his highs and lows, including losing his baby daughter, Shaun is open, honest and revealing. We’re so happy that Shaun could spend some time with us!
35 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Huts And Nuts 18: George Teague: “Lamar Thomas Had Me Beat, So I Figured I’d Just Go Get Him.”
He’s famous for three of the most memorable moments in football, and he’s joining the “Huts And Nuts” crew to talk about it! Former Alabama defensive back George Teague talks about his big takeaway in the 1993 national championship game: “Lamar Thomas had me beat, so I figured I’d just go get him.” Clobbering Terrell Owens after T.O. celebrated on the Dallas Cowboys’ star? “I’ve reached out to him for years, but Owens has not responded- so who’s the punk now?” And running onto the field carrying an American flag weeks after 9/11? “That was the most special moment of my career.” Enjoy George Teague as he talks Bama football, the NFL, driving tips, and how he became involved in selling... plus sized bras! Like we always say, we don’t make this stuff up!
25 minutes | Sep 19, 2019
Huts And Nuts 17: Dick Vitale: “I’d Work Games As Depressed As Ever- Why? I Was Having My Own Cancer Scare.”
He may be 80 years young, but he’s awesome, baby! And now, the one and only Dick Vitale is taking a “T.O.” to talk to you about his childhood, his career, and his mission to help children with cancer. The New Jersey native, still going strong after recently signing yet another ESPN contract, looks back at a childhood that included a devastating eye injury and being bullied at school. How did Dick wind up at ESPN just days after being fired as a coach? Says Vitale, “I was watching Luke and Laura and the phone rang”. What did Jim Valvano mean to him, and why has Dick helped raise over $29 million for childhood cancer research? Says Vitale, “Every single day, 40 to 50 parents walk out of the docto’rs office after hearing the words, ‘Your child has cancer’.” And Dick’s own cancer scare? After being diagnosed with numerous ulcerated lesions on his throat, the broadcasting great says, “It knocked me for a loop, as I had to wait to hear if the lesions were cancerous.” Enjoy a raucous and emotional 25 minutes of unfiltered conversation with the one and only Dicky V!
23 minutes | Sep 13, 2019
Huts And Nuts 16: Bruce Pearl on The Final Four, What He’d Be If He Wasn’t A Coach, And... Dog Grooming!
He was the manager of his high school basketball team, and now, over forty years later, Bruce Pearl is considered to be one of the top college coaches in America. Months ago, his Auburn basketball team made a Cinderella run to the Final Four, and now he’s joining the Huts And Nuts crew! The coach speaks out about his Final Four run, Pat Summit, Rod Bramblett, the FBI and.... pet grooming? Enjoy the conversation!
39 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
Huts And Nuts 15: Brodie Coyle "What’s Important Is Not What’s On The Scoreboard, But Rather Helping Children.”
His mission in college was to win football games, but mission these days is to save children. Former Bama quarterback Brodie Croyle joins the “Huts And Nuts” crew to talk about teaming up with his sister Reagan to take the reigns of the Big Oak Boys And Girls Ranches from his father John. Says Brodie, “What’s important is not what’s on the scoreboard, but rather introducing troubled children to God.” It’s an emotional and heartfelt interview featuring a former record-setting quarterback-turned-counselor and father.
29 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Huts And Nuts 14: With The Receivers Bama Has, Even You Could Play Quarterback For The Crimson Tide
So says former Bama center Roger Shultz, as the big guy joins former Auburn nose guard Tommy Jackson along with Rick Karle to talk Tide and Tigers football only days from the season openers! Roger and Tommy are actually supporting their enemies- case in point? Says Roger, “I love Bo Nix, and the fact that he’s a freshman doesn’t bother me a bit.” Says Tommy, “I think Tua Tagovailoa is one of the greatest college quarterbacks to come along in generations.” How will the SEC shake out? What is the more memorable college football moment over the last decade, the “Kick Six” or “2nd and 26”? From segments like “The Jackson Five” to “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood”, this podcast will offer you everything you need before this weekend’s big games!
21 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Huts And Nuts 13: Ben Abercrombie: “I Will Walk Again”
Two years ago he had the world at his feet: A two-sport athlete from Hoover HS, Ben Abercrombie suited up for his new football team, the Harvard Crimson. Early in his college season opener, Ben landed awkwardly as he made a tackle: The life of Ben and his family would be forever changed, as Ben was paralyzed from the neck down. After two years of rehab, Ben is now heading back to Harvard to resume classes- his mother will spend the entire semester living in Ben’s dorm to be by his side. Now, Ben is speaking out, days before traveling to Boston. We hope you enjoy our conversation with a true fighter on our “Huts And Nuts” podcast.
48 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
Huts And Nuts 12: Dabo Swinney: “Alabama Owns The Neighborhood And Lives On Five Lots With A Lake View: Clemson Simply Put In A Trampoline.”
He’s outspoken & opinionated, unfiltered and unapologetic. Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney joins the “Huts And Nuts” gang with insights like these: *On his poor upbringing: “I would have been considered ‘at risk’.” *On his faith: “I was saved when I was 16- I was a mess.” *On being the highest paid coach in the history of college athletics: “Coach Stallings paid me $38,000 a year for me first job at Bama.” *On if he’d consider the Bama job when Nick Saban retires: “I don’t spend two seconds thinking about the future.” *On a Bama player indicating UA was tired in the Tide’s national championship loss to Clemson last January: “Did I say we were tired the year before when Bama beat us? No, we were beaten by a better team.” *On Bama: “They still live in the biggest house in the neighborhood. They are on five lots with a lake view, three docks, a zip line and a helicopter pad. We’re on the same street now, but just a trampoline.” *On politics: “We need to split up Congress and have them do a few 11-on-11 drills- they’d get along really quickly.” *On America: “Our citizens fight hate with hate instead of fighting hate with love.” From Kelly Bryant to Nick Saban, Dabo has lots to say and doesn’t back down. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did!
44 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Huts And Nuts 11: Tommy Tuberville: “America Needs More God, Jesus And Family”
Buckle your seat belt! Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville is running for a Senate seat in the state of Alabama, and he’s not shy about his beliefs! On immigration: “We need a wall.” On abortion: “I’m pro life and all in on Alabama’s new abortion legislation.” On guns: “We should all have guns.” On gay marriage: “We are not here to judge, but we will all someday have to answer to a higher power.” On if he would support one of his players who took a knee during the national anthem: “It would not be easy for me to support anyone who goes against the American flag.” On who he voted for in the 2016 Alabama senatorial race: “It wasn’t Doug Jones.” This is Tommy Tuberville unfiltered, uninterrupted and unplugged!
30 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
Huts And Nuts 10: I Bribed Her With A Lick Of My Ice Cream Cone
“I met my first girlfriend when I was four years old- she kissed me after I bribed her with a lick of my ice cream cone.” That’s not all you will hear from former Bama football star Roger Shultz. He actually talked football with former Auburn star Tommy Jackson and “Huts And Nuts” host Rick Karle. Among the topics: Who’s the better coach- Nick Saban or Bill Belichick? Will Gus Malzahn be at Auburn next season? And is Tua Tagovailoa overrated? From “The Jackson Five” to “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood”, Rick, Roger and Tommy inform and entertain as only as they can!
38 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Huts And Nuts 9: James Spann
Longtime meteorologist James Spann joins Rick Karle on this week's Huts and Nuts. This is their first media appearance together since they parted ways and started working for different stations in the Birmingham market almost 23 years ago. Hear the details of James Spann's life; a winding journey that took a fatherless child from rural South Alabama to Tuscaloosa at the age of 10. Hear more about his formative years, his career, and some of the historic weather events he has covered in his 41 year career. And, find out how to get a copy of James new book "Weathering Life"!
41 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Huts And Nuts 8: Cornelius Bennett
He’s one of the greatest linebackers in Alabama football history, and he’s speaking candidly to our Huts And Nuts hosts! Birmingham native Cornelius Bennett is insightful & engaging as he tackles subjects like these: What was it like playing in 5 Super Bowls? Why isn’t he in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame? What was it like playing beside the late Derrick Thomas? Why did his son choose Tennessee and not Alabama? Where did his nickname “Biscuit” come from? Enjoy Cornelius Bennett as he joins hosts Rick Karle, Roger Shultz & Tommy Jackson!
21 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
Huts And Nuts 7: Stirring The Pot: Roger And Tommy On Marijuana Use In College Football
They are hard-hitting issues not to be ignored, and former Tide & Tiger stars Roger Shultz and Tommy Jackson give us their takes! What do they think of alcohol soon to be sold at some SEC football stadiums? How prevalent is marijuana use by today’s college athletes? Has smoking pot become the norm in some circles to help athletes overcome pain from injuries? Should it be allowed? Should it end? The two former All-SEC football stars join Rick Karle in a frank discussion about today’s college athletes.
31 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Huts And Nuts 6: Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson
He says he was born an Alabama fan. These days, he’s turning heads as a comedian, a YouTube sensation and a future TV/movie star. How did Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson become a comedian? How did he come up with those viral “How Bama Fans Watched SEC Games” videos? What is his greatest Bama football memory? What is his worst? From the Auburn Tigers to race in America, FunnyMaine lets loose and doesn’t hold back. If you want to be entertained, take a listen, as we’re letting the professional comedian bring you his unique brand of humor.
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