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"Com. We are live at the pub in the Galleria. What it what a great LSU place? This is man if you're an LSU fan and LSU's one of the most popular teams in our area. I can't think of a better place for you to be then the pub Galleria. I'm telling you what man what a great place to be. You've got amazing food. You've got every single game on the Astros, Iran, all of the different. Outstanding college football games are on. You can spend the day here. You can spend the evening here and it is a blast alongside former Texans tight end. Matt Murphy, I am Mark Ryan here with you until nine pm LSU today a crucial crucial win over Auburn on a last second field goal. Twenty two to twenty one the transfer kicker from a tiny division three college with the kick that won the game twenty to twenty one. And I think the SEC west Matt is. Is such a depressing division because it is bar. None. My opinion, the best division in all of college football. Right. There's only one bad team in that division. Arkansas. Don't tell me. Oh, MRs a bad team. I've seen the score today. Alabama's up twenty eight seven early right? But all miss beat Texas Tech by twenty Texas Tech is is just hung sixty three on a pretty darn good Houston team. And by the way, it looks like Texas Tech is going on to win that game. I believe at last check. It was sixty three to forty nine with just a couple minutes to go. Over the Houston Cougars. Don't tell me oh, MRs a bad football team. See you've got Arkansas is is the one kind of team that has a ways to go. Ole miss is pretty decent. And then man, you've got Texas A and M almost beating Clemson. Okay. That might be the best team in the division. They almost be. Clemson. You have Mississippi State, which is a bonafide top twenty top fifteen team in college football. You have LSU Auburn and Alabama and that that because of the dominance of Alabama because Alabama's thirty and one against the SEC the last five years, but only three and two against ole miss, isn't that crazy? Right dirty and one against the whole SEC only three and two against ole miss over the last five seasons. It's just depressing. Matt because it feels like you're playing for second. I remember back in the day Larry Bird walked into the three point shooting contest locker room. And he said, which one are you guys wants to finish second that was his line. And that's how I feel watching the. SEC? It's great football. It just sucks it. They have an NFL team in their division. No, you're right. And it almost feels like they should split the SEC east and lasting put the teams more evenly. Right. But you know, it's funny because the last couple of years are the reasons why we feel that way. Because remember back when Florida, obviously, you're mater, Florida hurt that you feel like we need to split the division because the SEC it's garbage, right? Georgia's the one team is Missouri Missouri's had a couple of times Tennessee's had obvious. Good runs Florida, obviously since South Carolina, but they're all down the last couple of years. So we're saying, well, this is the Eastern Conference of the college football, right? The west is so good. They should make a sixteen team playoff. We should split. This up. I think it will the water will find its level of these other teams, especially Florida Florida the school that kids in Florida when I go to it's almost like, Texas, right router, these great athletes that come from the state not make these teams went Florida state lost thirty to seven to Syracuse networks vision this for a moment a defense of line of Syracuse dominated an offensive line. The Florida state how does that ever happen Francois while through for under two hundred yards through FOX two hundred yards? And I made a comment on Twitter at Murph digging for Matt at sports radio six ten for our station at MARTA Ryan on air for me. I made the comment online that I don't even think you can evaluate the Andre Francois because he's got less than two seconds to throw. So as as our to Chuck up an ill-advised pass or to get sacked those restricts. You can't evaluate that guy right now in thirty seven Florida St Louis loss to Syracuse thirty to seven just abused in the funny thing is to use that affects Clemson, right? We talked about Clemson the fact that the escaped Texas am with with a close game at Cal field. Well, Clemson can't lose any more games now because Florida state's looked so bad that ACC schedule now is easy for Clemson. Can't lose another game. They're probably gonna miss the playoff. I think that conference has no drama left in it. Here's what I mean. I it's Virginia Tech against Clemson Virginia Tech is the very good team in the other division. And Clemson is the runaway favorite in the entire league. Right. I think Duke is a little cute. Little upstart team. They're the TCU of the ACC this year. Right. That everyone pats on the head. Oh, aren't they? A cute little store Miami. You got abused in week one vs LSU. Right. Exactly. So miami. Is Miami's on the outs as well? So man is this and you know, when we got the fourteen playoff in college football. Everyone was talking about how exciting it was gonna be tell me right now. Tell me right now what team is going to knock one of these four out of the playoffs. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State or Georgia. What team because if Georgia and Alabama meet undefeated, and that's a close game in the SEC champion. I think they're both still in the national championship game. Right. So who's gonna knock one of those four teams out because those teams are whitewashing the entire sport right now. And if you remember last year Auburn won the SEC west, right? So Auburn when SEC west it didn't matter still Obama's still the best team that we all knew it. So I think you're right there. We're going to see the same thing we saw last year's those one of those teams may not even win their conference and they're still going to make the playoffs because we all know, they're a better team. That's absolutely true. Okay. Huge game tomorrow for the Houston. Texans game number two of the season. I'm in a tough spot with the Texans and far as far as last week's game back because I hate moral victories. Right. If you're where you want to be as a program you have no moral victory. And I hate that. There's a but there, but there is to me if New England is everyone's pick to win the AFC, and they are and I can count five to ten different elements of the game of football that the Texans are capable of doing better and they lost by seven and they had a chance. I don't leave that game feeling bad. I don't know if that means I support more victories because I hate moral victories. But I didn't leave that game feeling bad. I will leave this game tomorrow feeling bad. If they don't really kind of control this thing from beginning to end injuries ineffectiveness Matt ic- AFC south division evolving into one where it's the Jags the Texans and mediocrity. Yeah. I mean, I think there's a budding rivalry that could exist there for the next ten years between the Texans and to Shawn Watson and all of the young defensive talent. Jalen, Ramsey, etc. That the Jaguars have I think this could develop into one of the best rivalries in football. But my gosh, you have a chance you got a chance to exert your thirty tomorrow over the titans and maybe on dog and the titans. Maybe I'm too high on them. I'm just not impressed. Yeah. I'm not either. I think part of the reason why I think we feel the way we do about the New England game is. I think all of us, including myself said, well, this is the best time to remember. When Tom Brady was suspended facing? Jacoby who said, oh, this is the time facing Julian open gets hurt. This is the time to face him this past week. This is the time he has no one to throw to elements gone, and you know, they had strife over the off season and gronk wants to retire. I think we all fell into the same trap of this is still New England. They're still gonna find a way to win. They're still gonna find a way to take away. Your your biggest threat and a lot of ways. No will fuller, right. There's lots of reasons why the Texans lost that game defensive lapses can't cover gronk, etc. I'm not a moral victory guy either. I think the Texans have to be a team that if you're expected to win and even make it to the AFC championship game. Eventually then you have to play things like this better. You can't have your star quarterback throwing for one hundred and seventy six yards getting sacked every couple plays throwing balls up for grabs. Right. So that I think for me I look at this. Final score is not really the big deal. I don't care that we lost by seven. I care that Shawn Watson did not. Outlook sharp the whole game. That's what that's what concerns me. And I love him that I. I love him. And I was the guy saying there is no price to remember. Take us back to last year's draft. Right. A lot of draft. Knicks were saying there isn't a first round quarterback in the draft. Look at what that draft is producing Pat Mahomes does Shawn Watson Mitch Trubisky went second. He's looking he's looking better that there wasn't supposed to be a first round quarterback in that draft. And I think the Shawn Watson and Pat Mahomes could be superstars in this draft. So if you look back to where we were a year ago draft time dishonor Watson was my guy. I had no way of knowing they targeting, but I said, whatever the price is pay it because you gotta you gotta get this guy. That was the worst. I've ever seen him play Clemson NFL that was the worst. I've ever seen him play. And I'll tell you. I don't know if this is fair, but this is how I feel I blame the coaching staff for not having him more ready to play in week one which could have happened if they had utilized more in the pre. Season. If he had if they had knocked the rust off in the preseason that was his first extensive action no action in game one one series in game two. This was this for it might take him a month to get this team might look back at the season. If they go nine and seven and failed to make the playoffs and wonder what if we had utilized the preseason the way we should have to knock the cobwebs off this guy and remember back to last year game one was bad for Shawn Watson game against the Bengals was decent game three. He took off it might take him that period of time again to get his timing back. Right. Yeah. You're right in this game. How does get right game? If there was one. Now, the only thing that would make this better that they're playing at home. But if you're ever road game against a depleted Tennessee offense mariota's injured bowl tackles injured. Derrick. Henry doesn't look great. This is the game where you can come back and show this often firepower they scored over fifty points against the titans last year at home, the creativity. We saw from Bill O'Brien last year was nonexistent week one. It's almost like Bill. Check has a as a spin. Golly. Tight. Hold over Bill. O'brien says you're not gonna call these plays. And he doesn't remember last year? He came into the energy. And you saw the Shawn Watson in the offense is running plays that you see in college. Right. The goes motion with receiver over the top. You know, kind of trick plays. If you will read options, we didn't see any of that in week one. Why I don't understand why we saw more of the I'm going to run on first down. If I get a couple of yards. I'm going to run again. And I'm gonna throw on third down the patriots saw that coming. I don't care if remember all NFL players if you tell them, hey, it's a run on this down. It's a pass on the next time. They're going to make a play on. Hey, we're only gonna throw the ball when we have to exactly that's exactly what we saw to them. And the Shawn Watson was pressured quarterback in the whole NFL last year, six and a half games. And we saw it again in week one. They're gonna light him up when they know. It's a pass play. That's on the coaching staff that that is indeed on the coaching staff. Hey, finished your finish off your football Sunday with Sunday night football on sports radio. Six."