Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to preview the matchup in Atlanta on Saturday. The guys talk about how far Alabama has come in the last 365 days (6:55), why Georgia’s Playoff scenario is still clear-cut (14:57) and they provide their predictions (27:01). They also discuss the bizarre developments with Gus Malzahn’s contract situation (30:43) and they make their picks for the SEC individual awards (45:25). They close with 4th and Wrong (55:12) and #ItMightMeanTooMuch.
SDS Podcast | Episode 159
SDS Podcast: SEC Championship Preview, SEC Individual Awards Picks
Recent Podcast Episodes
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.
SEC hoops are. On. Fire. The conference sent 4 teams to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996 and the guys break down the madness that was from the opening weekend. They looked back on what each SEC team (LSU, Kentucky, Auburn, Tennessee) did to reach the Sweet 16, with over/unders and predictions. Ed Talks made a prominent return and the guys provided an update for their Office Episode Bracketology.
Coach O got paid, y'all. Sort of. The LSU coach got an extension and a raise, but not quite as big as what the guys were expecting. They talk about that, as well as this #TankForTua storyline and why it's not likely that it'll happen. The guys also break down Johnny Manziel's move to the AAF and they get into a fire debate about the top SEC basketball/football coach combinations. SEC Network announcer Tom Hart joined to talk all things SEC hoops ahead of the NCAA Tournament. The guys close with 4th and Wrong and #ItMightMeanTooMuch.
It. Is. March. Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler stayed up late on Selection Sunday to talk all the hoops ahead of the NCAA Tournament. The guys talk about the opening lines, what to make of Auburn's odd seeding, if LSU is in shape to avoid an upset, what expectations for Kentucky should be and we run through our first round predictions for SEC games, as well as list our Final Four and national champs.