Season of Sam
By Sam Darnold hosted by Yogi Roth
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USC quarterback Sam Darnold and broadcaster Yogi Roth bring you 'Season of Sam.' It's the first-of-its-kind podcast, where you are taken inside the mind of college football's most elite position, quarterback. Each week during the 2017 college football season, they will share a conversation that will detail much more than just USC's most recent game; they will unveil untold stories of Darnold's life, discover what makes a quarterback click and hear from special guests and Trojan teammates offering unique insight regarding leadership, team building and more.
||Clean"Wouldn’t want it to end any other way”||USC QB Sam Darnold and Yogi Roth discuss the highs and lows of the season so far and break down how the Trojans are preparing for the Cotton Bowl against Ohio State. Plus, Darnold shares how a preseason conversation with Deshaun Watson helped him persev||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Be Fully Present"||USC QB Sam Darnold taps into the mind of renowned sport psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais, who works with the Seattle Seahawks among other top athletes. Plus, Yogi Roth gets to know TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe, who is living his childhood dream by playing for||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Enjoy every day of college."||Former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart discusses his decision to return to USC for his senior season with QB Sam Darnold who will face a similar choice this offseason. Plus, Yogi Roth interviews RB Ronald Jones II who is quickly moving up the all-tim||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"How do you know it's really me?"||USC alum and high school kicking sensation Will Ferrell compares improvisational styles with QB Sam Darnold. And, Yogi Roth hangs out with Darnold's roommate and on-field security blanket, TE Tyler Petite.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Creative Athletes"||After a tough loss to Notre Dame, Sam Darnold evaluates what happened before interviewing country music star Sam Hunt, who played QB at UAB. USC QB coach Tyson Helton, who currently works with Darnold and formerly worked with Hunt, breaks down both tale||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Enjoy the Grind"||As USC QB Sam Darnold prepares for midterms on and off the field, he sparks a candid conversation with NHL Hall of Famer and LA Kings President Luc Robitaille about the sacrifice that it takes to be great. Plus, Yogi Roth sits down with captain Chris Ha||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Gnarly Ups and Downs"||Coming off the Trojans' first loss, USC QB Sam Darnold puts things in perspective with his QB tutor, former NFL veteran Jordan Palmer, the brother of USC Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer. Plus, Yogi Roth sits down with senior center Nico Falah to dis||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Hot Tee and Touchdowns"||Four games into the season, USC QB Sam Darnold explains the keys to the Trojans undefeated start and how he can limit the number of interceptions he throws going forward. Plus, Yogi Roth sits down with USC OC Tee Martin to break down Darnold's game and||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Embrace the Moment"||USC QB Sam Darnold and LB Cameron Smith welcome Los Angeles Dodgers star Justin Turner to "Season of Sam." The red-headed trio discussed mastering the mental side of sports, overcoming the doubters and the key to locker room chemistry.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"That Was That Night"||Legendary USC and NFL head coach Pete Carroll joins Sam Darnold and Yogi Roth to discuss the Texas Rose Bowl and his philosophy. Plus, WR Deontay Burnett tells the story about a memorable encounter with the late Joe McKnight and the permanent chip on hi||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"I Was A Part Of That 49th Point"||USC QB Sam Darnold turns the microphone on Colin Cowherd, interviewing the popular sports radio host about his drive and career. And, co-host Yogi Roth sits down with Jake Olson after his snap inspired an outpouring of emotion around the nation.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Get Your Hands Off Your Hips"||USC QB Sam Darnold and football analyst Yogi Roth sit down with head coach Clay Helton to talk about how he lives his mantra, "Faith, Family, Football." Then, head strength and conditioning coach Ivan Lewis explains his philosophy behind training the Tr||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"You Gotta Go Big"||In the first episode of "Season of Sam," USC QB Sam Darnold and co-host Yogi Roth sit down with Super Bowl champion QB Trent Dilfer. The trio discusses their first meeting when Darnold was still in high school and how the Rose Bowl hero slipped under th||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon!||USC quarterback Sam Darnold and broadcaster Yogi Roth bring you 'Season of Sam.' It's the first-of-its-kind podcast, where you are taken inside the mind of college football's most elite position, quarterback. Each week during the 2017 college football||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Sam Darnold's Podcast is AWESOME!!!
Sam Darnold is going to be the greatest NFL Player of all-time and it's refreshing to hear an inexperienced diamond begin his journey to success. With less than a full season as a starter under his belt, Sam has conquered the covers of Sports Illustrated and ESPN Magazine because of his unique talent. The first podcast goes into an in-depth conversation with former NFL Star Trent Dilfer, in which he hogs the conversation and gives Yogi Roth and Sam Darnold little time to speak. However, it was remarkable to hear the phenomenal experiences Dilfer lived through and the advice he gives Sam Darnold is golden (DO NOT be complacent, compliment those around you, be yourself and be comfortable in your own leadership, and DO NOT be afraid of adversity). Something I got out of the Season 1 Episode 1 of Season of Sam (Darnold) is that he must not shy away from failure. It will happen. As Trent said, he threw 4 Interceptions and got booed by everyone in an Outback Steakhouse with his wife. He could have left the restaurant. That would have been the easy route to take. However, Trent didn't shy away from adversity (failure, booing, et cetera)... he sat down at that Outback Steakhouse and told his wife he is going to take it. Part of the path to success is to learn from your failures to be a better person, which former Pro Bowler, Super Bowl Champion, and ESPN guru Dilfer learned. There's no easy way out, but embrace it... work hard... learn from the film room, NEVER GET COMPLACENT, and before you know it, you'll be arguably better than 5 time Super Bowl Champion and Living Legend Tom Brady... Sam Darnold has the God-gifted talent. Now he must work hard, listen to Coach Helton, and constantly improve. By the time he is 45-years-old, Sam Darnold will be a household name with mansions in Manhattan Beach, California and have provided for his family. But business before pleasure. If Sam Darnold can have the mentality of Peyton Manning ( "I AM GOING TO EARN IT" ), he will be the Greatest of all-Time. I believe Sam Darnold will be the GOAT, but business before pleasure.
Info you didn't know you needed to know
I thought this podcast was going to be all about Sam and his glory's. But what it turned out to be was just an absolute education and what it means to be an elite player in college in the NFL. And further how you deal with adversity at that point
Way better than sound bites and cliches!
A real time look at what might be an amazing season by a potentially great quarterback (in the making). As the season progresses Sam, Yogi Roth and guests should give the listeners unique insight to what is happening in season but also how Sam is growing "on the job" by picking the brains of guests.
Yogi's mentorig of Sam through this process provides the professionalism that makes this thing tick and Sam's desire to be great guides his probing and seeking in his quest maximize this golden opportunity called the 2017 season.
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