John Crist and Connor O’Gara discuss Florida’s depleted roster heading into the Michigan game and the important non-conference games for SEC teams not named Alabama this weekend. Plus both John and Connor make their picks for the College Football Playoff in 2017.
SDS Podcast | Episode 28
Florida Suspensions, SEC Non-Conference Games, CFP Picks
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Georgia tailback Sony Michel joins Matt Hayes to talk about a historic trip to Notre Dame, how he almost picked the Irish during his recruitment and his rap career.Matt then talks about the biggest news in the SEC including the Curious Case of the Garbage Can, this week's picks and much more.
LSU great Jacob Hester joins the SDS pod to talk about the current Tigers squad and the state of the SEC.The pair discusses recent changes in Baton Rouge – everything from Orgeron and Les Miles to Matt Canada and the new-look offense.And as a former LSU running back, Hester gives his opinion on two others: Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice, and which one will have a better college career when its all said and done.
JC and Connor talk about the wild Week 1 in the SEC, which included some heavy hitters, and some sneaky matchups that turned out to be better than advertised.Where does A&M stand after another collapse – the worst so far under Kevin Sumlin?Alabama looked as dominant as ever on Saturday, should the rest of the SEC be worried?Also, Georgia QB Jacob Eason went down against App State and freshman Jake Fromm was impressive, could there be a QB controversy brewing in Athens?
It's opening week in the SEC and Matt Hayes has you covered with an exclusive interview with South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst, as well as his thoughts on the league as a whole.Hurst talks about his journey from high school to minor league baseball to his current spot as one of the most dynamic tight ends in America. He discusses what it's like to play for Will Muschamp, and what the Gamecocks expect out of Week 1.
Tommy Tuberville is an SEC legend whose path has taken him from Oxford to Auburn to Cincinnati, and now into the broadcast booth at ESPN. His undefeated season at Auburn will always be remembered for what could've been, but his record vs. Alabama leaves little doubt about his place in SEC history.Coach Tuberville joins the pod to talk about his journey, the transition to ESPN, the current state of the SEC – and those Auburn Tigers, who might be desitined for similar success.
John Crist and Connor O'Gara go into full breakdown mode as the season approaches, tackling which players, coaches and teams will be the most interesting in 2017.In that same vein, the pair ranks the starting QBs in the conference from top to bottom.Also, an interesting discovery by Connor: Steve McNair may be the best college football player in the history of the state of Mississippi. So why isn't he in the College Football Hall of Fame?
Former Georgia QB and current CBS broadcaster Aaron Murray joins host John Crist to talk about both phases of his career, and the transition between them.The pair also discusses Murray's NFL performance and the college similarities between Murray and another freshman phenom – Jacob Eason.Of course, we had to ask him about the 2012 SEC Championship Game and his performance in one of the biggest games, as well as one of the most legendary plays in SEC history.
Matt Hayes welcomes Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald to discuss his progression under Dan Mullen, the quarterbacks he likes to watch and whether or not dual threat quarterbacks get a bad rap in the SEC. Later, Hayes discusses the quarterback situation across the league and gives some quick thoughts on the marquee week one matchups.
With Alabama taking a lone spot in the AP top 10, the rest of the SEC is wide open.How will it all play out when the dust settles? Who could be sneaky good, and which teams are all hype?College football veteran Matt Hinton joins the pod to discuss all the possibilities....
Gary Stokan, the CEO of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl joins the pod to talk about one of the biggest non-conference matchups in recent memory: Alabama vs. Florida State. This year's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will set the stage for the College Football Playoff, and Stokan is the man that put it all together.Stokan also talks to host Connor O'Gara about how he met Nick Saban back in his LSU days, and how that relationship has grown over the years, leading up to this matchup.