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The Good Sports
80 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 11: Mike Debord
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.
65 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 10: Scott Draper
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. Scott and Brian talk Scott's path from a small town in Michigan, the importance of a long-term plan and what he learned from the death of his father. A great guy, a great friend and definitely one of "the good sports".
82 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 09: Todd Monken
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.
77 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 08: Mike Viti
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'.
66 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 07: Ted Bishop
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.
103 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 06: Gary O'Hagan
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.
82 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 05: Jim Brandstatter
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!
74 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 04: Jeff Daniels
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.
45 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 03: Terrell Owens
Over a 15 year NFL career, Terrell Owens, widely known as "T.O.", amassed the 2nd highest yardage total for a WR and is 3rd in receiving TD's. Often considered a controversial figure, Brian and T.O. talk growing up in Alabama a skinny kid looking for guidance, what it was like to be drafted onto the NFL team of his idol Jerry Rice, and T.O.'s new clothing line, Prototype 81.
92 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 02: Cam Cameron
Cam Cameron has been a coach at the highest levels of collegiate and professional football for over 30 years and has the championship rings and scars to prove it; including coaching a young walk-on QB at Michigan named Brian Letscher all the way to a Scout Team Player of the Week trophy. He talks with Brian about everything from battling cancer (twice) to playing basketball for Bobby Knight, coaching football for Bo Schembechler and the key to surviving life as a playcaller.
4 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 01: Welcome to The Good Sports
Welcome to The Good Sports! That's what this short episode is - a welcome mat of audio love. Telling you what The Good Sports is about and how we're talking to incredibly accomplished and interesting people from the world of sports and entertainment (as long as they love sports) and I won't write anymore here. Because it's all in the podcast. And you don't read podcasts. You listen to them.
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