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New, original franchise, “THE IT FACTORY: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth,” debuts this Monday, September 6, exclusively on Pac-12 Insider

Sep 2, 2021
Inaugural two episodes feature USC’s Kedon Slovis and Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux
SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-12 Insider, the 24/7 streaming channel from Pac-12 Networks, will feature brand-new, original programming this football season, starting with THE IT FACTORY: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth, which debuts Monday, September 6 at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT and reairs all week long on Pac-12 Insider.
Each week, Pac-12 Networks’ lead football analyst Yogi Roth talks to the biggest names in Pac-12 football, bringing fans inside their minds, histories and experiences to see what drives them to greatness and separates those with the ever-elusive “it factor” from everyone else.
“I’ve always felt that the ‘it factor’ is one of the most overused and undefinable phrases in sports, so this new series is going to dig in with elite Pac-12 football personalities and performers to unearth what their self-defined ‘it factors’ are,” said host Roth. “We will talk about the personal journeys that landed each of them in the Pac-12 as we take the helmet off these esteemed guests and share the human sides of their stories.”
The first episode of THE IT FACTORY, debuting Sept. 6, features USC quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Kedon Slovis, who shares what helped shape him into the competitor he is today, his confidence level upon joining the USC Trojans as a 3-Star recruit and describes his mental approach when it comes to competition.
Week 2 on THE IT FACTORY features an in-depth interview with Oregon star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, debuting Monday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Insider. Thibodeaux delves into his childhood, describing how quickly he had to grow up and how that experience still shapes his mentality and outlook on life. He discusses what attracted him to Eugene and describes his unique love of chess and the art of storytelling in a new era of college football.
New episodes debut every Monday at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Insider, but fans can catch episodes all week long on the free, 24/7 streaming channel, or by downloading the podcast version of THE IT FACTORY: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth. Watch now and learn more by visiting
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THE IT FACTORY: Pac-12 Football with Yogi Roth Schedule
  • Monday, Sept. 6
    • Featuring USC’s Kedon Slovis
      • 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Insider
      • Also available as a podcast
  • Monday, Sept. 13
    • Featuring Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux
      • 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Insider
      • Also available as a podcast
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