Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss how the legalization of sports gambling might impact college football (1:00), Nick Saban blocking his player’s transfer options (9:10), Jalen Hurts working out with the rival (16:45), Chad Kelly’s NFL future (25:30), Bret Bielema’s job with the New England Patriots (32:30), how many games does Ed Orgeron need to win in 2018 for LSU fans to feel good about him (40:15)?
SDS Podcast | Episode 112
SDS Podcast: Legalized Gambling, Saban & Transfers, LSU's Expectations for 2018 & Beyond
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Florida kept us busy the last week with the bizarre Chris Steele situation (4:53). The guys talk about the short- and long-term implications for Dan Mullen and Florida in the wake of that story hitting the masses (8:51). Because it's rankings season, the guys rank their top 10 Power 5 head coaches (19:00). They also introduced a new segment called "Peak Offseason Content" wherein they poke fun at an odd column from a writer in Alabama, and with the NCAA Softball Tournament here, the guys list their SEC Beer League Softball lineups (44:06). They close with 4th and Wrong, Mean Tweets and #ItMightMeanTooMuch (1:00:00).
Yes, it's already been two years. And yes, we had to celebrate Jim McElwain's viral shark photo (that really wasn't him) in SDS Pod fashion. Before we took a trip down memory lane, we discussed South Carolina having the toughest schedule in the country (5:07), Will Muschamp's future in Columbia (14:13), some horrific ACC/SEC coach rankings that we definitely didn't come up with (25:51) and why the Florida-Georgia offseason trolling war keeps getting better. (33:48). We interviewed SDS' Neil Blackmon and SB Nation's Morgan Moriarty to look back on the bizarreness that was the McElwain shark photo (39:41). We close out with 4th and Wrong, Mean Tweet and #ItMightMeanTooMuch. (1:08:22).
The NFL Draft is in the books, and guess what? The SEC owned draft weekend once again. The guys break down all the SEC nuggets that came from draft weekend. They also discuss the interesting tweet from Terrell Lewis that appeared to be about a couple of Alabama players falling in the NFL Draft, as well as which un-drafted SEC players were the biggest surprises. The guys look back at some wild projections from last year's way-too-early mock drafts and talk about some early 2020 projections. With Dabo Swinney locked in at Clemson for another 10 years, the guys talk about the Alabama clause and eventual non-Swinney replacements for Nick Saban. They close with 4th and Wrong, Mean Tweets with Marler and #ItMightMeanTooMuch.
The 2019 NFL Draft is here and the guys are back to break all of it down. Before they talked about the SEC's outlook for the weekend, they closed some thoughts about spring football. They talked about Georgia's spring game and some post-spring quarterback rankings in the SEC. (2:11) The guys also dug into an SEC quarterback trend in the draft, draft over/unders and some prop bets with Uncle Chris. (38:18) Bleacher Report's Matt Miller joined the pod to talk about all the action we're expecting to see in Nashville this week. (59:07) The guys closed with 4th and Wrong and an Easter edition of #ItMightMeanTooMuch. (1:21:30)
Spring football is all but over, but not before the guys look back on a loaded weekend of scrimmages. They have an overreaction from each SEC spring game last weekend. (4:08) The guys discussed what’s wrong with Tua Tagovailoa and how close the gap between he and Jake Fromm is. (33:14) Speaking of Fromm, the guys also broke down the exclusive 30/15 club and why Fromm and D’Andre Swift could join it. (41:18) Hewitt-Trussville coach Josh Floyd joined the podcast to talk about what it was like to play quarterback for Gus Malzahn, and he also provided insight on coaching Alabama freshman quarterback Paul Tyson, the great-grandson of Bear Bryant. (48:24) The guys closed with 4th and Wrong and a Dan Mullen troll job in #ItMightMeanTooMuch. (1:21:11)
It's been a hot minute, but the guys got back to some SEC football talk. Before they did that, they discussed Rick Barnes turning down UCLA and staying at Tennessee. (1:28) The guys also dug into why Nick Saban and Ronnie Harrison were both right about their opposing viewpoints regarding early NFL draft entries. (18:51) With spring football in full swing, Connor and Chris dished out a fire take for every scrimmage from last weekend. (28:51) They also offered up some things that they want to see from the 8 SEC spring games this weekend. (47:13) And last, but not least, the guys closed with 4th and Wrong and #ItMightMeanTooMuch. (53:46)
Auburn lost to Virginia in the Final Four, which meant that the guys devoted the entire podcast to The Office Episode Bracket. Well, Chris and Connor broke down the devastating Auburn loss to start, but everything after that was all Office-related (2:37). The guys discussed the bracket’s biggest surprise matchup, which episode should’ve made the cut that didn’t and some trends that they noticed (16:00). They also dug into their Bottom Four episodes, how Connor beefed up with “Stress Relief,” a favorite quote/scene from each Elite Eight episode and a discussion of their championship round episodes. The guys closed with 4th and Wrong: The Office edition (1:35:15).
We've got a huge, huge pod. The SEC Coach of the Year, Mark Stoops, joined the show to talk all things Kentucky, tattoo sleeves, Benny Snell, Kash Daniel and more (38:50). The guys also got into discussing the demise of the AAF, (4:58) and they predicted every SEC opening day starting quarterback (12:10). Speaking of predictions, the guys made their final Auburn-Virginia predictions (1:01:40). They broke down some early Week 1 lines in the SEC, as well (1:05:12). After a brief, 1-pod hiatus, 4th and Wrong returned and a certain Alabama fan was the subject of #ItMightMeanTooMuch (1:09:49).
History. Auburn is moving on to the Final Four for the first time ever and the guys have plenty of takes on the Tigers' incredible run to Minneapolis (0:00). How did Auburn take down Kentucky? What should we make of the Cats missing the Final Four for the fourth year in a row (3:37)? Also, the guys dispelled the belief that Auburn is a Cinderella because of the path it took in beating blue bloods galore (16:53). The guys share their opinions on what the weekend meant for the SEC (24:46) and closed with some Auburn-Virginia over/unders, predictions and an update on The Office Episode Bracket's Final Four (36:33).
There's big, big news for SEC fans. There's a new villain in the house, and he goes by the name "Sam Ehlinger." The guys explain why the Texas quarterback is the perfect villain for SEC fans. They also discuss an interesting comment from Gus Malzahn and what it could mean for his quarterback situation. With the basketball coaching carousel in full swing, the guys rank the SEC hoops coaching vacancies. They caught up with former Georgia walk-on Candler Cook and discussed his new book "From Underdog to Bulldog" on his incredible story just to make the team in Athens. The guys closed with some gambling advice from Uncle Chris, 4th and Wrong and #ItMightMeanTooMuch.