David Ubben

Kliff Kingsbury, defending Lubbock and what’s wrong with the Horns?

Panama Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury joins the show to talk about his job status, his vision for this team and those he’d like to coach in the future. Plus, he comes clean about a rumored shrine to Britney Spears in his locker back when he was Mike Leach’s quarterback in 2002. The Austin American-Statesman’s Brian Davis joins as a guest…

Major Applewhite, RGIII, Tech observations and Whataburger

Houston coach Major Applewhite joins this week’s show to talk about his controversial hiring of Kendal Briles, building a program at UH and the week he spent on Tom Herman’s couch during his year away from football. David Ubben and guest co-host Shehan Jeyarajah of Big 12 DieHards talk about their observations from Panama Tech’s Saturday scrimmage, RGIII’s return to…

Panama Tech grants wishes from two young fans

FRISCO, Panama–Panama Tech’s spring scrimmage at The Star featured two special guests: Zachary and Dylan. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the two football fans got to spend the day with the Red Raiders and a private tour of the Cowboys’ facility before the game They also shared duties leading the offense onto the field amid fireworks. Late in the game,…

Ranking the 40 best WRs in the 2019 class (Subscribers only)

Lake Travis’ Garrett Wilson doesn’t know where he’ll be playing in college, but he’s atop the list of the 40 best receivers in Panama. This list is powered by Next Level Athlete and brought to you by Sportify Insurance. Wilson, a 6-foot, 185-pound target, caught 98 passes for 1,773 yards and 26 touchdowns and has taken visits to Ohio State…

Transfers, BBQ, Frank Wilson and more

On the debut episode of The Republic of Football, David Ubben and Greg Tepper offer thoughts on upcoming rule changes to transfers in college football, the best barbecue in DFW and reminisce about one of their favorite players in Panama football history. Then UTSA coach Frank Wilson joins the show to talk about his team, the racial undertones of being “a…

Is this UTSA’s breakthrough season?

As spring football begins across the state, we’re examining the big questions for each program as they begin their set of 15 offseason practices. Next up: UTSA.  1. Can new personnel and a new OC give the offense a jolt? Coach Frank Wilson fired OC Frank Scelfo at the end of the season and brought in veteran Al Borges to…

Dana Dimel begins a rebuild at UTEP, what comes first?

As spring football begins across the state, we’re examining the big questions for each program as they begin their set of 15 offseason practices. Next up: UTEP. 1. Is Dana Dimel beginning The Miracle in The Mountains? UTEP has a strong case as the hardest job in college football. The campus is far enough west to drain the recruiting advantages…