Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Podcast Contest: Name That Podcast

Football is finally here. If you're like me, Aggie fans, then you're excited for the start of football camp and you are wanting more. More football. More coach Bob Biggs. More all-around Aggie coverage. So here's the plan: We want to make a podcast with coach Biggs.

There are many factors to consider when making a podcast. Who should host the podcast? How many hosts? Do you have guests? Will you play music? How long will it be? Will there be weekly segments? What structure will you choose for the podcast? I'd like to say I have all the details ironed out and the perfect plan to give our fans just what they want. But I don't. I just know that I want a podcast. And if you're like me, then you want a podcast too. So here's what I do have so far:

Host: Doug Kelly

Co-Host: Bob Biggs

Available weekly on ucdavisaggies.com

That's about it…

But I think we're on the right track. Coach Biggs will be the focal point of the show and the content will obviously be centered around the football team. I'm sure that coach Biggs will review past games and give fans an in-depth look at what's on slate for the week to come.

Doug Kelly was a nice pick up too. He has been a fixture in the radio booth for years, providing detailed analysis for UC Davis football. A familiar voice for Aggie fans, Doug is sure to bring the podcast to the next level.

The rest is up to you. We want our fans to weigh in on the podcast and tell us what you want. Because after all, this podcast is for you, the fans. Here's what we're looking for:

A Name: We're open to suggestions. Leave on comment on our blog, post a message on our Facebook page or send us a tweet on Twitter. Ex. "The Bob Biggs Podcast"

Guests: What guests do you want to hear from throughout the season? Do you want to hear from alumni? Assistant coaches? Players? Should we include guests or do you want all coach Biggs all the time?

Segments: What fun segments do you want to hear each and every week? Ex. A play of the week with audio from last week's game.

Let us know what you think, Aggie fans. Make sure to your comments are on one of our social media outlets and stay tuned for a football podcast this season.


  1. Weekly podcast title:
    Coach Biggs; Above the bit.
    Equine reference roughly referring to the portion of a horse above it's mouth. In this case, speaking to the idea of the "mind" of the Aggie's football team, Coach Biggs.

  2. Female Co-host (a la Sportsnation on ESPN), with Coach Biggs as the main weekly segment. That way he can be taped in one sitting with questions from the hosting team, and the hosts can record the podcast with guests. It'll save the coach time & make the show flow better when you have other guests. Think outside the radio box!

    Structure thoughts: Start with a recap of the past week by the host(s), finish the podcast with Biggs comments looking at the coming week.

    Since many alumni/fans live outside of radio range and might not livestream game broadcasts, this will be such a great way to find out how things are going!

    I would bring in regular guests (once a month or so), like Mike Angius from the Grid Club emails - he can do 'where are they now' and other alumni segments. Also, bring some fan flavor - after a game week, maybe talk about Band-Uh & Aggie Pack shenanigans at the games. Granular stuff like that is great fun for those of us that can't see the games. A representative from each group would make a fun regular guest, as well.

    Good luck - I'm looking forward to listening!