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The Roost Podcast
69 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Southern Miss Preview with Jamie Arrington
Being one host down won't stop us! Carter's out this week, but Matt is more than ready to take solo command of this episode of the Roost Podcast. He's joined by our pal Jamie Arrington of To The Top Talk, who hops on to continue our 2021 opponent previews by talking Southern Miss. After a wild 2020 season in which the Golden Eagles employed no fewer than FOUR head coaches, how will former Tulane OC and new head man Will Hall lead the team into this season and beyond? Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
76 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Rice Lands McCaffrey; Matthew Brune on North Texas
The Roost Podcast is back this week with huge news: Rice Football has landed a commitment from transfer QB Luke McCaffrey, a former 4-star recruit and brother of Stanford and Carolina Panthers star Christian McCaffrey. Matt and Carter break down the potential enormity of adding McCaffrey to the QB room and get a little into what he could bring to the Rice offense. Then, Matthew Brune of Mean Green 247 joins the pod to talk UNT football and the pressure on Mean Green coach Seth Littrell after two straight disappointing seasons in Denton. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
59 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
José Cruz Jr. Hired as Head Baseball Coach; Talking UTSA with Jared Kalmus
It's season preview time! Your fearless hosts spend a few minutes breaking down the hire of former Rice and MLB star José Cruz Jr as the new head baseball coach. Then, they welcome on friend of the pod Jared Kalmus from Underdog Dynasty to begin our opponent previews with UTSA. Jared takes us through UTSA's hot finish to 2020 and their outlook for this season, with our usual unplanned forays into every random corner of Texas college football. Plus, we Remember Some C-USA Guys! Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
40 minutes | May 27, 2021
Top Moments in Rice Athletics
The Roost Podcast is back, this time with a discussion of top moments in Rice Athletics history—and when we say "history" we mean "over the last ten years or so" because hosts Matt and Carter don't want to go too far outside their collective firsthand experience. With a nod to the 2003 baseball national championship, they talk through the 2013 football C-USA championship, the recent women's basketball run, and more. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
29 minutes | May 15, 2021
A Tribute to Courtney Hall (with Sten Gustafson)
We take a break from our usual fare at the Roost Podcast for a tribute to Rice great Courtney Hall, who passed away unexpectedly a few weeks ago at the age of 52. Matt speaks to Hall's friend and classmate Sten Gustafson (Lovett '89), who shares stories about Hall's extraordinary life and legacy, from Rice to the NFL and far far beyond.
68 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
WBB Coaching Hire; Mailbag!
The Roost Pod is back, starting off with a news segment of the hire of Lindsay Edmonds as Rice Women's Basketball head coach and the high standard set by her predecessor. Then it's mailbag time! Your intrepid hosts Matt and Carter dive into your questions from Patreon and Twitter, talking conference affiliation, defensive playmakers, tacos, and more. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
40 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Interview: Austin Trammell
The Roost Pod returns this week with now-former Rice WR Austin Trammell. Your trusty hosts Matt and Carter give a quick news round-up, including the departure of women's basketball coach Tina Langley and star center Nancy Mulkey's entering the transfer portal. Then Austin joins to talk the strange 2020 football season, his Pro Day and other preparations for the NFL Draft, and more. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
71 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Spring Practice "Believe It Or Not"; Interview: Aston Walter
The Roost Podcast is back for more, as hosts Matt and Carter hit on a great week in Rice sports before playing a little game to work through some storylines from football spring practice thus far. Then, Matt interviews former Rice RB and current Vanderbilt GA Aston Walter. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
60 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Christian Covington on his 2020 Season and WandaVision
The Roost Podcast welcomes back former Rice and current NFL DT/friend of the show Christian Covington. Matt and Carter talk to Christian about the weirdness of being traded a week before the NFL season started, getting used to a new team during a pandemic, and more. Then, the main event: an extended discussion of WandaVision and the future of the MCU. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
46 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Jack Fox Returns; Punter Conclave 2.0
After a Texas winter disaster-induced delay, the Roost Podcast is back this week! Matt and Carter wrap up some quick news items, such as the departure of OC Jerry Mack and his replacement Marques Tuiasosopo, before welcoming back former Rice punter (and frequent Roost Pod guest!) Jack Fox. Jack takes us through his Pro Bowl season with the Detroit Lions and more, including the return of the famous Punter Conclave this spring. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
67 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
News Roundup, Signing Day Recap
Just as college football teams around the country are starting up their offseason workouts, so too is the Roost Podcast starting up our offseason programming! On this episode, Matt and Carter catch you up on all the Rice sports news that's happened since our last episode, plus a final wrap-up on the 2021 football recruiting class and a National Signing Day that was uneventful (to say the least) for the Owls. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
55 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
The 2nd Annual Roosties
The final Roost Podcast episode of 2020 (and the final one before our hosts take a well-deserved break) features the 2nd (or 5th? or 8th?) Annual Roosties! You can find The Roost's picks for standard superlatives on the site, but don't you want some more interesting categories too? Join Matt and Carter as they give their picks for categories like Best Play, Most Dominant Game, Most Valuable Transfer, and more.Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
77 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Interview: Rice Creative, Early Signing Period Breakdown
Football season's over but the Roost Podcast don't stop! (Not yet, anyway.) First, Matt and Carter are joined by Caroline Hall and Trey Jackson to discuss the amazing content they put together for Rice Athletics this year. Then, it's on to a rundown of the prospects that signed with Rice Football during last week's Early Signing Period and what those players will bring to the Owls in the future.Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
73 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
UAB Review, Season Thoughts
A strange and abbreviated season comes to a close for Rice football, and Matt and Carter are here with another episode of the Roost Podcast. They break down the frustrations and missed opportunities, mixed in with thoughts on what this season portends going forward for the Owls.Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
44 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
The Owls have one last chance to push their bizarre 2020 season to an even better finish, and Matt and Carter are here to talk you through it. On this episode of The Roost podcast, it's a full preview of the UAB Blazers, who are a bit of a mystery after a month layoff and potential roster issues heading into Saturday, but played extremely well in September and October. Does Rice have what it takes to down the Blazers in Houston? Tune in to find out what we think!Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
49 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
Marshall Upset Bonus Episode
HOW 'BOUT THEM OWLS, Y'ALL? Matt and Carter are here for a bonus episode of the Roost Podcast, breaking down Rice's upset, shutout victory over undefeated, ranked Marshall. All the big plays, shocking moments, and more, plus discussion of how this could be a program-defining win for the Owls. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
58 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
It's another episode of The Roost Podcast, and maybe the game that Matt and Carter are previewing in it will actually happen! After some scheduling discussion (well, it's really more like exasperated ranting, because what else is there to say at this point), they get into previewing Rice's toughest opponent of this strange, abbreviated season. Plus, should college football games be made into three-way battle royale wrestling matches? All that and more!
63 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
UNT Review, UTEP Preview
Losing is no fun! On this episode of the Roost Podcast, Matt and Carter break down Rice's disappointing loss to North Texas in Denton. They offer bold suggestions for the team (such as: stop fumbling!) and discuss how much more gut-wrenching it is to lose a game like that when you have real expectations. Then, it's on to a preview of this weekend's showdown with UTEP. Can the Owls rebound against a team they're rightfully favored against? We'll see!Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
45 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
North Texas Preview
As of publishing time for this episode, Rice's game with North Texas is still on, so . . . fingers crossed! With no game to review for the second week in a row (sigh), this episode of the Roost Podcast dives into the match-up in Denton. Can the Owls stop the Mean Green's explosive offense? Can they sustain drives against a, uh, questionable run defense? Matt and Carter are here to talk all that and more (and to mourn the loss of a midmorning Friday C-USA game in a high school stadium)!Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
53 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Louisiana Tech Preview
Are Matt and Carter capable of recording an episode of The Roost Podcast that's under an hour? It turns out they are (barely)! With last week's unfortunate cancellation of the UTSA game, there's a bevy of COVID-related scheduling news to talk over, plus some positive news about Rice's secondary depth. Then, we preview this weekend's game in Ruston against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
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