The Roost Podcast
Rice Lands McCaffrey; Matthew Brune on North Texas

Rice Lands McCaffrey; Matthew Brune on North Texas

June 17, 2021

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.

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José Cruz Jr. Hired as Head Baseball Coach; Talking UTSA with Jared Kalmus

José Cruz Jr. Hired as Head Baseball Coach; Talking UTSA with Jared Kalmus

June 10, 2021

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!

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Top Moments in Rice Athletics

Top Moments in Rice Athletics

May 27, 2021

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.

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A Tribute to Courtney Hall (with Sten Gustafson)

A Tribute to Courtney Hall (with Sten Gustafson)

May 15, 2021

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.

WBB Coaching Hire; Mailbag!

WBB Coaching Hire; Mailbag!

April 29, 2021

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.

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Interview: Austin Trammell

Interview: Austin Trammell

April 15, 2021

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.

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Spring Practice “Believe It Or Not”; Interview: Aston Walter

Spring Practice “Believe It Or Not”; Interview: Aston Walter

March 25, 2021

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.

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Christian Covington on his 2020 Season and WandaVision

Christian Covington on his 2020 Season and WandaVision

March 11, 2021

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.

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Jack Fox Returns; Punter Conclave 2.0

Jack Fox Returns; Punter Conclave 2.0

February 25, 2021

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.

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News Roundup, Signing Day Recap

News Roundup, Signing Day Recap

February 5, 2021

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.

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