The Roost Podcast
Interview: Ben Carlisle - Louisiana Tech

Interview: Ben Carlisle - Louisiana Tech

July 3, 2020

Phase II of the Extended Offseason Interview Series continues! Matt is joined by Ben Carlisle of Bleed Tech Blue to discuss another of Rice's 2020 opponents, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.  We talk about "what could have been" had QB J'Mar Smith and others not been suspended last season, the outlook for the quarterback position this year and what changes to expect from the Bulldogs' new defensive coordinator.

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Interview: Jamie Arrington

Interview: Jamie Arrington

June 27, 2020

Phase II of the Extended Offseason Interview Series continues! Matt and Carter are joined by Jamie Arrington of the To The Top Talk podcast to discuss another of Rice's 2020 opponents, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Plus—mascot wrestling? 

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Announcements + Interview with Adrian Broaddus

Announcements + Interview with Adrian Broaddus

June 23, 2020

Matt and Carter are back, starting with a couple of big announcements: the launching of a Patreon for The Roost (patreon.com/attheroost) and the impending arrival of The Roost's 2020 Football Season Preview! They follow with some discussion of UH's suspension of voluntary workouts following positive COVID tests, and then Phase Two of the Extended Offseason Interview Series continues, with Adrian Broaddus of ESPN600 El Paso. Adrian joins your hosts to talk the outlook for the UTEP Miners for 2020, including the similarities and differences between where Rice and UTEP are in their respective trajectories.

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Rice Athletes Return to Campus + Interview with Evan Dudley

Rice Athletes Return to Campus + Interview with Evan Dudley

June 13, 2020

The Roost Podcast returns with actual news, as Carter and Matthew briefly discuss Rice announcing the first phase of athletes returning to campus for voluntary workouts. Then, the beginning of a new phase of the Extended Offseason Interview Series, where our hosts are joined by those who cover the teams on Rice's 2020 schedule. First up is Evan Dudley of AL.com, who joins the pod to talk UAB. 

MCU Draft with Christian Covington

MCU Draft with Christian Covington

June 6, 2020

The Extended Offseason Interview Series continues—sorta—with its first repeat guest! Newly-minted Denver Broncos defensive lineman Christian Covington rejoins the pod to have a little fun, by joining Matt and Carter in a draft of MCU movies. They each draft teams of 7 movies each and talk through their selections. Check out @TheRoostPod on Twitter to vote for the best group!

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Interview: James Casey

Interview: James Casey

May 30, 2020

The Extended Offseason Interview Series continues! This week, Matt and Carter are joined by Rice football alum, former NFL tight end, and current Cincinnati Bengals TEs coach James Casey! They chat with James abou this journey from Minor League Baseball to Rice, the oddities of showing up to college when you're 23 and married, his coaching career, and more.

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Interview: Adolfo Carvalho

Interview: Adolfo Carvalho

May 23, 2020

The Extended Offseason Interview Series continues! Matthew and Carter are joined by recent Rice Track & Field/Cross Country alum, Bob Quinn Award Winner, and Fulbright Scholar Adolfo Carvalho. They chat about balancing academics and athletics, physics classes at Rice, and more. And then they spend the 30+ minutes talking about Star Wars. This one gets about as Rice-y as possible, y'all!

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Interview: Tamir Jackson

Interview: Tamir Jackson

May 16, 2020

The Extended Offseason Interview Series continues! Matt and Carter are joined this week by Rice Basketball alum and newly-certified NBA agent Tamir Jackson. They chat with Tamir about his post-Rice career, the transfer portal in college basketball, and much more, including a story about that time when Michael Jordan got mad at him.

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Interview: Gabe Baker

Interview: Gabe Baker

May 9, 2020

The Extended Offseason Interview Series continues! This week, Matt and Carter chat with Rice Football alum Gabe Baker, whose list of credentials is probably longer than our allotted space for this description. Gabe talks about his winding path from football to engineering to public policy, his reality show appearances (up to three, with his appearance on this spring's The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart), and his burgeoning music career. Plus, streaming recommendations and go-to karaoke songs!

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Interview: Shehan Jeyarajah

Interview: Shehan Jeyarajah

May 2, 2020

The Extended Offseason Interview Series continues with Shehan Jeyarajah of Dave Campbell's Texas Football! Shehan joins Matt and Carter to discuss the state of college football in Texas, coaching fashion, weird rivalry trophies, alternative scheduling options for 2020, and more. Plus, he's the first guest to turn the tables and ask the hosts a question.

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