Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler discuss the now public text messages from the Tennessee hiring debacle (:30), the potential scheduling of Alabama-Notre Dame in the future (14:20), home-and-home series scheduling compared to kickoff games (20:30), Chris’s day of reckoning with regards to his Michigan-Final Four prediction (26:45), his run-in with Sister Jean (27:00), South Carolina’s upcoming spring game and what’s next for Jake Bentley (31:55), Jimbo Fisher welcoming Johnny Manziel back at Texas A&M (36:35), do you even lift, Elijah Holyfield? (43:25), the most recent five-star SDS Podcast reviews (54:20).
Tennessee's Lost Texts, Alabama-Notre Dame, South Carolina Spring Game
(0:00) The world’s on fire as Tua Tagovailoa went down with a thumb injury and the Alabama QB competition may be open again. But without very many healthy bodies, could this be an area of concern for Bama?
(22:19) After putting out that fire, we whip around the conference for some updates from around spring, including Georgia reloading and Joe Moorhead’s “Chipotle Offense.” Of course, we had to power rank the best fast food restaurants of all time.
(32:32) Then the guys tackle March Madness, and their somehow excellent brackets despite all the chaos. Some SEC teams fell flat, while others have dominated, What did we learn about the conference in the first week of the Tourney?
(40:04) Connor comes through with some Rat Poison, as the guys examine Alabama’s stellar record over unranked teams.
(50:06) In It Means Too Much, the guys look at how Tennessee’s Rashaan Gaulden’s double middle fingers during the Bama game could affect his draft stock. Plus, the petty war between Alabama and UCF has taken a step forward with some shots being fired over a women’s NIT game.
(0:00) BUTCH JONES TO ALABAMA AT PRO DAY
-Nick Saban wouldn’t confirm it.
-If you could have three wishes granted for Butch Jones’ time in Tuscaloosa, what would they be?
(11:00) ED ORGERON SAYS LSU DOESN’T HAVE A FIRST-TEAM QUARTERBACK
-Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse competing for starting job
-Fun LSU QB stats
-The last time an LSU QB…
-Threw for 20 touchdown passes…
-Threw for 3,000 yards…
-The last time LSU scored 25 points against Alabama…
(17:47) KYLE SHURMUR THE NEXT JAY CUTLER?
-Cutler working with the Vanderbilt QB this spring
-Shurmur actually had a comparable 2017 to Cutler’s final season at Vandy
-Shurmur said he’s not focused on the NFL yet, knows he has to win games to make that happen
-No you don’t
-Cutler never even led Vandy to a bowl game
-Cutler 6-3, 231 pounds; Shurmur 6-4, 227 pounds
(24:33) SEC INJURY UPDATES FOR NCAA TOURNAMENT
-Kentucky’s Jarred Vanderbilt wants to play on injured ankle, Calipari not so sure
-Alabama’s Donta Hall, concussion in SEC Tourney, 50-50 for VT in opener Thursday
-Mizzou’s Jordan Barnett…DWI arrest, will not play on Friday vs. Florida State
-Do these change your opinions of how far these teams can go?
-Peter Burns puts Nick Fitzgerald at No. 7 on SEC QB draft rankings
-Crying laughing emoji 9 times
-Put Jarrett Stidham at No. 1
-I know why people still hate on Nick Fitzgerald
-Jalen Hurts throws on an Auburn jersey, turns around, national championship trophy in backpack
-Video after losing bet with Charles Barkley
(41:00) IT MIGHT MEAN TOO MUCH (the NCAA keeping the SEC down, that is)
It’s the season of love in the SEC, and that means it’s #comebackszn for Johnny Manziel (00:00). Where will he play next? Is there a worse mentor than Josh McCown, or a better place to fail than Cleveland?
In an ultimate power move, Dan Mullen threw some shade at Georgia (10:39) for wins that McElwain earned. This is either the beginning of a great rivalry between two coaches, or the biggest running joke for years to come.
Let’s take a two-car ride on the Lane Train (17:25), as Lane Kiffin used Lane Johnson’s comments about the Patriots to continue his trolling of Alabama. This man is made for the offseason.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we give out valentines to SEC coaches (24:37) because they’ve been responsible for more emotional roller coasters than most of our exes.
SEC attendance is down (34:42), so who should we blame? Is it the millennials, the crystal-clear broadcast quality, or the increasing comfiness of sofas across America? Maybe it’s just because a couple teams can’t make a bowl and their fans don’t want to watch them lose.
Also, in It Might Mean Too Much, Albert Haynesworth has made the news for the wrong reasons again, this time for getting thrown out of his son’s basketball game. Let’s check in on how his life has gone since retirement.