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How well do you know your college football? Are you ready for the upcoming season? This week's guest, ESPN College Football analyst Brock Huard will get you up to speed!

Listen to Huard the consummate pro as he does pinpoint analysis and rapid-fire evaluation on players and conferences, strengths and weaknesses, as well as making sound predictions. You will get a live snapshot of his valuable insight.

Got a college fantasy football team? You don’t want to miss this interview!

Plus, Award-winning biographer Randy Roberts discusses his new book RISING TIDE, The extraordinary story of how Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Joe Namath, his star quarterback at the University of Alabama, led the Crimson Tide to victory and transformed college football into a truly national pastime.

Episode Segments:
Motivation with a Purpose: College Football Preview with Brock Huard

In this preview of the upcoming season, Brock tackles the Heisman Race, Johnny Manziel, the dominance of the SEC and more!
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Motivation with a Purpose: College Football Preview with Brock Huard

Get into the college football pageantry with a historical segment on Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and Quarterback Joe Namath chronicled in the just released book, RISING TIDE, as we interview the book's author, Award-winning biographer Randy Roberts .
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Brock Huard
Brock Huard joined ESPN in August 2008. He works as a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC’s Saturday games and is also a studio analyst for the networks. Since 2009, he has been the co-host on a sports talk show with Danny O’Neil on ESPN 710 AM in Seattle, the Brock and Danny Show. Huard was also a radio and television analyst for FSN and the Seahawks. Huard was a member of the Seattle Seahawks from 1999-2001 and of the Indianapolis Colts in 2002-03. In 2004, he signed back with the Seahawks, but spent the entire 2004 season on Injured Reserve, the last year he played professional football. Huard was the starting quarterback for three years at the University of Washington and held over 20 school records. He graduated in 1999 with a psychology degree. He has served on the charitable boards of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Pro Athletes Outreach.

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Randy Roberts
Randy Roberts is Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue University. His primary research areas are sports and popular culture within the larger context of recent American history. He is an award-winning biographer and is highly visible in the field of post-1945 American history. Among his more important books are Heavy Justice: The State of Indiana v. Michael G. Tyson (1994); Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler (1979); Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes (1983); “But They Can’t Beat Us”: Oscar Robertson and the Crispus Attucks Tigers (1999); and Joe Louis: Hard Times Man (2010); and with James S. Olson, John Wayne American (1995); A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory (2000); Winning Is the Only Thing: Sports in America Since 1945 (1989); and Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam, 1945-1990 (1989). Roberts has served frequently as a consultant for PBS News, HBO, and the History Channel.

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