Iowa State survived Akron with ease, although it took a little for everybody to exhale. Tommy Birch, Randy Peterson and Chris Williams break down that victory to wrap a 2-1 nonconference slate and take the briefest of lookaheads to next week's Thursday night showdown against Texas.

Then, we have a special treat, as Brad Weber, the high school coach of new Iowa State basketball recruit Tyrese Haliburton, joins the show.

Take a listen below!

September 12: Moving on from Cy-Hawk sorrow

September 5: The Cy-Hawk talk is on

August 29: Breaking down the Week 1 depth chart

August 22: 'Insider' is just 12 days from college football

August 15: 'Insider' talks all things football — and their final takeaways from fall camp

August 8: 'Insider' talks Iowa State football's fall camp

August 1: 'Insider' talks fall camp — and what it reveals about how the Cyclones are shaping up

July 25: Tom Manning talks upbeat offense; guys talk Cy-Hawk cessation:

July 19: Unpacking the meat of Big 12 media days

July 11: Lyndsey Fennelly joins the show before media days becomes the show

June 27: 'Insider' talks with Steve Prohm

June 20: 'Insider' talks Big 12 football

June 13: 'Insider' talks with Matt Campbell

June 6: 'Insider' talks with Louis Ayeni