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Maybe is on the other line keith. anyway i just wanted to check out your policy. If he's getting ready for big turkey. Day and i had two quick points about tennessee football. Yeah i can't wait for thursday always one of the days of the year this year. Maybe a little different. But what are you on tennessee football. Well the first one is I the two biggest lies i heard. October was tennessee had the best offensive line and the city of the country was just. It was just short for second place behind. Biden's saying he was going to raise everybody's taxes. And secondly i hit these two people collagen about the This overwhelming history of Tennessee football you know. They sound like the texas fans and usd with brassica fans. I think they need to get a grip on where they are as a program. I mean i don't see him winning. Jeremy pruitt It's been a long time since they have won consistently been the mix. And i don't think phil fulmer the great pumpkin patch and deliver The savior for them I don't know why these tennessee fans Think they're entitled to some big name head. Coach is gonna come in and tell you everything around keith. Sometimes you do have to be aware and honest about who you are in. Tennessee has been struggling with that for some time. Ricky is up next. How are you ricky. good paul Well like mike leach He kinda showed little improvement last week. that's that's just what i wanna see. I just want to see them do something. And just you know. Having some improvement in a those those freshman was kinda kind of impressive on on big georgia. Great defensively most I i'm i'm thoroughly impressed. But it wasn't it. Wasn't you pride. I think the sec. If you wanna win you gotta run the football and and you gotta keep no defenses honest and i like a scheme but i just i'm just i don't i. Don't like one dimensional type. You know offense. I i think you gotta have. You gotta have balance. I just believe that you know but they show some improvement. And that's all. I wanted to see the show that you that you learn something and you You know that you get at least a grasp with the offense and you to make some improvements and i found that saw it I was. I was impressed by my I i can't see what he's trying to do but i'm i'm just. I'm just cautiously optimistic. we ricky. I'm glad i'm glad to hear that. And it's it's been a while since. I heard some optimism from that side. Good to hear from you. Stewart is up next in south carolina. Hello stuart pala. Got three questions for you. Yeah sure. I'm right here stewart okay. Three questions Hey hey think. Florida and alabama match up. The second question is at nc double a. And other conferences Protocols how they regulate who could play in his way you would think that that they would control Some of the citizens there other than the two to schools trying to go at it. They would have some kind of policies in line and Yeah you know you raise a good point there. I was stunned by what i heard from. Andhra adelson that the the did not intervene and try to mediate disputes saturday morning between. Fsu and clemson. They they did. So you're asking about the nc double a. They have nothing to do with it. These are all conference dictate dictated protocols. Every conference has a different protocol as crazy as that sounds. But that's how we got to where we are right now where you had three of the power five started the season within a reasonable amount of time of each other and then the big ten in the pack twelve showdown but it is different everywhere you go. The real issue is about to become college basketball which starts wednesday and already countless games have been postponed or can't probably cancel it. Because you can't make these games and you know. There are some concerns that the college basketball season should punt on the non conference games. And just get right to conference play and play the tournament. But already in the sec. Ole miss pausing. They're going to miss a couple of games. Florida today announced rig. Barnes has tested positive. And they're going to miss the first game or two so duke. Hp countless number of schools. That are having problems because everybody's traveling right now at the worst possible time with things are getting out of control. So yeah it's a but it's ultimately a conference dictated set of rules and protocol. Thank you for the call. I really do appreciate it. Let's check in with Wayne up next wayne go right ahead. Hello are europol. Sure am thank you okay. I can barely hear you but anyway I've always been a big mark soups fan and And everything but I've got some questions about what happened. There in alabama game We were inside the red zone three times and and and we're playing the number one team in the country and more down by fought I mean every time he tries to each other they found field goals since they're trying for to make it on fourth down. Been the biggest question. I thought i'd answer this for me. If he's got the ball in on the seven yard line. Thirty more Would you take a penalty. Might get a second and ten from the seventeen. I is that what happened. I'm i'm a little confused about that but did that not happen during the game against okay. Well what about you paul. If you was coaching would you've tried to quit ford on third and one or would you took the penalty. Went per second ten. Yeah let me look at the bigger picture here. I think this has been a difficult year for kentucky. We know part of the problem is key was caused by the internal issues and the death of a beloved coach. But i still think it's been a very difficult year to watch. A lot of mistakes have been made a lot of questionable calls by mark stoops. And you really. The only bright shining moment was the complete and total disarray of tennessee. And since then. I haven't seen much impresses me or anyone else. Hey thank you for the call. Really nice to have you on. Frank is up next in queens frank. Hey you help you have a nice holiday thank you. You've been kind of waxing poetic about hugh freeze or less week or two saying giving them absolution almost right giving him total carte blanche and he's paid penalty. Pay the punishment. What this guy did was horrific. This guy had nine level one infractions including going an escort service. Now my question is how come you don't give the same audience What do you think about him. Being the same absolution to rick pitino first of all. I'm not really interested in rick pitino's career any longer at i own a. He's got a job and good for him. We're talking about free when it was going down and you had a lot to say when it was going down by the way for the way frank also had say back she freeze when he went down. But you think this guy. He's giving him absolution given frank everything on a second frank. Hey i am a talk show host. I'm not a priest. I give opinions. I don't do communion give absolution. I'm just a normal guy like you are. So i gave an opinion on g freeze. I think he made some terrible mistakes. I've said that constantly. But i also believe that he has proven in his second go to be a spectacularly. Good coach i mean he he he he came within a misfield goes saturday block. Field goal of beating three acc schools this year which to me is an indicator of what he can do with less. So i'm not talking about his coaching ability. Everyone knows he's a great coach. Great offense mclean. I'm talking about his characters because character themes like earth probably know character and liberty university. We found that oakland couple months. Hold on a second okay. I'm not going to defend jerry. Falwell junior. I don't know i don't know anything about them. I've read the stories like you have. But yeah i'm not sure i would just completely just attack a university which is a christian base university just because the founder not the founder. But the founder's son has gone off the deep end. I mean there's still a lot of good people there. I guess not in saying that not all. I'm a catholic. I went to a catholic college. I you know. And i try to be the best catholic i can do but the thing is i. Don't go around saying i'm the greatest on this ptolemy. Follow christ and that's exactly what the people liberate liberty university do have a great day. Know what that's the one thing that you said that i'm going to try to do. I'm going to try to have a great day. We will take a break. Let's head to the break a lot to do. We'll talk about jt daniels and whether he will be the answer at georgia whatever. The question is will find out when we talked to connor. Reilly he is up next apartment. Speaking and i need some favors. When you're seeing in the shower just try going up key. You're trying to be an alto when really. You're a soprano. Oh if you could bundle your renters and car insurance with geico. It's easy to do online and we could save money. And then when you read your murder mysteries at night could you read out loud. But skip the murder parts because i get scared for bundling go to geico dot com today. You're listening to the paul finebaum. Show podcast you. Hey it's your homie. Sorry it's your home. I know you don't like it. When i call myself your own me so i have some favors to ask you. Could you get rid of a few chairs in the living room. My floorboards are tired and other easy thing which save money if you bundled your home and car insurance with geico on moore thing i know you love lavender. Scented candles but could be tried he ish vanilla. I think it would fit my vibe better. Gago bundling made easy go to geico dot com today. Hey we welcome you back and we have promised we are going. We were going to talk about Jt daniels. I think we showed you a headline here earlier. That a pretty well. It says it all from dog nation. Social media thrilled. Jt daniels performance. But ponders why kirby smart didn't play him. Let's welcome in the author of that article connor. Thank you for being with us. First of all. Let's talk about the good news. I the fact that he played well for those who missed the game and it was not exactly the feature game of the day How did he play. I thought he was fantastic. Four hundred yards four touchdowns as the first georgia quarterback to do that since twenty thirteen for a program that has had lingering questions about this going back even pass through the twenty nine thousand nine season to have a performance like this especially when they couldn't run the ball. At all this was the worst rushing performances. One thousand nine hundred eighty six which is a total yards. Jt daniels doesn't play the way he does it. I think it's pretty fair to say. The georgia probably loses to mississippi state team numbers. Not that highly thought of coming into saturday. We're talking to kinda raw and lane kiffin alluded to that as well. Which is just a shocking statement. Is it not that we we ended up getting to this point for those who have not followed the vagaries connor of jt daniels. Do we know what the hold up was with him. in terms of clarence yeah so. His dad came out and made some comments today. You can read them a dog nation where he wasn't one hundred percent ready to go and august and even september. We know he wasn't clear to play in. That arkansas game came out right before the auburn game. Second game of the season and said jt daniels physically clear to play. Football games and reality is yours. Second game of the year. We didn't end up seeing him until the seventh game. We know he took that knee. Brace off prior to the tennessee game and practices in warm ups. But for whatever reason we didn't see him it may have been an issue of how comfortable he was in his knee. And the level of mobility that kirby smart was looking for that's something he's referenced. Many times based off what we saw on saturday that mobility was there the ability to make plays in really. I think the biggest question at least fans people who follow the program asked me or how close was jt daniels to what we saw on saturday back on november seventh when georgia played florida because if daniels plays like he did on saturday against florida. There's a real chance of jordan. Finds a way to at least made that game closer and possibly even win. It just truly amazing to think about how different this georgia season is and while they're having a better season than most two losses of Effectively out and georgia was expecting to be in atlanta at the end of the year and not watching on television or playing in another game. Just give us your your your read on the energy that has now maybe been brought back to a program that was seemingly dead in the aftermath of the florida game. It was a it was a mighty big fall from grace. Do you think this is going. Yeah people's energized. Even i think if. Jt daniels keeps playing away. He does. It is gonna keep people interested in tuned in the rest of the season. 'cause you point out. This is georgia program. Where going eight and two this year in a burst in the peach bowl. That doesn't do it for them. There was a lot of negative energy around this program. Losing the florida so for daniels will come out. Look good look like a possible at least certainly this season and potentially even long term solution at the quarterback position there for georgia. I think that's huge place. While again against south carolina and finishes the season out strong. I do think that can build a lot of momentum towards that twenty twenty one season when a lot of these skill players. That played really well on saturday night. Also come back to the storage team. Know you talk to a lot of fans. Interact with them. Know what you said. And i know that this is hope you need hope after a slog through a difficult year. But but how tough do you think it is going to be from from this moment on watching the gators. Possibly see a heisman winner in kala. Trask play alabama. And who knows what happens there. But but the gators at least for now have seemingly past the bulldogs deny that this season based on what you saw on the field now long term trajectory of these two programs. We'll see but having a really good quarterback light. Florida does with contrasts may as we've seen makes up for a lot of the other issues. That florida happens to have so if georgia's able to make. Jt daniels into that guy that difference making quarterback where against alabama frankly the program that we so often measured georgia against georgia's able to do that and get the most out of there. I do think that that is going to help. Certainly throughout this off season alleviate some of the concerns of what is the sort of direction of this program. Daniels wasn't the answer. That just leaves you scratching your head more with kirby smart and what has happened in this twenty twenty season georgia. Let me get. Let me get from you. I and i realized we'll talk about little else here for the next three weeks leading up to the obvious. Obviously leading up to the alabama florida. You've seen both these clubs against georgia. Which will you can debate georgia texas. Am among the best competition for for alabama and obviously florida has played georgia. we'll play alabama. Is there a way for you to look at Alabama and florida right now and and try to differentiate them. Yeah one of the things going back to that game is alabama could have dumped ever wanted to in the second half if they wanted to just get out get out. There were fifty sixty points. I absolutely think they could have. Whereas in the florida game yes. They scored thirty eight points in the second half and the first half there but i absolutely believe that dan mullen wanted to run the score up that day and scores many points on were just given the issues. He's had with this program recent seasons and they really couldn't do that. And why getting it. Just watch alabama just destroy kentucky this weekend and then see ohio state struggle. You know how they make those championship. Commemorative shirts i think alabama as eighteen national titles. You can go ahead and start making the nineteenth national title t shirt with how well this alabama team has been playing over the course of the season even going back to that game. We know that will make you a very popular man in gainesville florida tonight. Thank you so much for joining us. Come back soon always always enjoy appreciate it very much. Wow fantastic conversation. There was kinda rally mainly by jt daniel and now he is awesome. Things like this georgia program. 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What a difference Couple of weeks have made in the future of georgia not so long ago. We were talking about georgia being in the college football playoff and now they're celebrating victory over mississippi state which i was really. Yeah he had. Daniels had a great performance. But i was appalled at their running game. I mean mississippi state defense. That good did you see that. It has not been until now. Yeah i mean. I think i think the praise for mississippi state and for georgia is slightly exaggerated for this one game. I agree and i think of all things is. Isn't it a commentary though on kirby smart in his ability to manage the quarterback position. I mean we got justin feels and now we got this issue about this one so much but again the justin the only thing i say augie and fairness a kirby smart. Jt daniels was supposed to be ready early on. And i think you had. An internal family feud going on there that kirby's mar fell. He was ready. The doctors the jt was used back in la did not so they had to wait and it ended up probably costing joy job a big big year. Now let me say this. If jt had started from day one would alabama have lost. Georgia no would. Florida have lost georgia. No no not. If georgia's defense was that terrible. I mean let's face. It freshman quarterback was playing high school football and mississippi. Last year was he was really Having his way with that georgia defense which was supposed to be a strong corner of the team right when he was at one point. Some key injuries. And i'm not sure what else have have derailed that but yeah i mean i mean george unfortunately is has gone from hoping to win the title this year to being fired up after a win against mississippi state which is beaten nobody. Well rabia issue. I'm sorry well hey and speaking of I'm fired up that. We beat arkansas. Which again if we played that game five times we probably lose five straight times but hey all that matters was one saturday and i don't buy any of this. Officials won the game. We had some bad calls to we. Had some big plays callback so there were blown calls. Were blown calls place. But paul i wanna ask you. What have you done to the people in new york. I mean you have frank. The king of queens. Who was all over you. Because you have rehabilitated. And gave absolution and communion to hear freeze. Yeah i to get my I'm going to get my colorado the closet here and come back and and do the mother. Angelica our i. I don't know what's going on. I mean we've had more callers tonight. From new york that we have alabama. That's the other thing. I was going to ask you is. What have you done to stir up the people new york ever since the guy who called him. We look for the bagels things going off track. Yeah now apparently the The local shows in new york must be struggling as they're all calling us. Well i mean that proves there's no college football in new york so you gotta give the folks a new york really right now. They're looking for. That was the best team in the afc in alabama. It was third trust me. I'm the biggest hater of alabama football. There is but you gotta give the devil his due. There's nobody in the sec. That's gonna beat. Bama and i'm not so sure there's anybody in the country that's going to beat them. Of course they didn't look great against kentucky in the first half but who's gonna get up for kentucky. I mean be real. Thanks all appreciate. Mark is up next to mark. Mark you there i. We're about to lift off here at cape canaveral. John is up next In saint louis. Hey john johny there today. I'm doing great. Thank you good. Good happy holidays to you by the way anyway. The i think the The missouri arkansas dam is going to be a very very competitive game. you know. it's not obviously a top twenty five action but i think there's Quite a bit at stake here In terms of personalities and integrity And related to Obviously berry you know used to be coach at missouri and drink is the new coach at There so i think it's gonna be a tough game. I i know. I've railed on very owed quite a bit here this year and last year before missouri terminated him. But i i. I wouldn't be surprised if you know. Barron kohl's one here in missouri down. I think he is. He wants to hang his head on this game this year. So what's your feet that we've seen a couple of the we. We saw the chaired morris game but with auburn with arkansas. And that was really an decided by an official about shared morris but i. I think this one's pretty personal. And i would expect the arkansas players to to rise up here all right thank you i think arkansas has a really good team. Shannon is up next shannon in georgia. How are you doing that. We're doing well respond to your last guest who was talking about. Jt daniels and what a great job he did and and how he would have been starting quarterback against florida. Maybe georgia beat florida. And i think you know you gotta be real careful about getting out over your skis all these predictions. You hit these experts. Make all the time you know the way that beat georgia has been to stack the box and their them to throw the while from couldn't do it. They haven't had any the threats and the poor kids stetson surely couldn't do it. And you know you watch the game and you realize the mississippi state came in and they were candidate years back daring georgia to throw the ball and you know. Luckily you had a kid that was able to throw the ball and complete some deep passes and you know. I think most of the scores were on on. Detroit's you know Well i think you florida new. The jt daniels quarterback they would probably prepare a little bit differently than they do for steps. Have been quarterback agree or not. I would agree with you that that I mean i. I don't know about you shannon. You're you've coached before i. I still have questions about the florida defense. A lot of questions about the defense. But you know. I think you know i get text from people. Doing the game play. Mississippi state and you know buddies of mine are saying why are we playing zone we just blitz like crazy pressure that quarterback and i said well ask lsu happens when you blitz. Mike leach you know this. It's not a good not a good scheme and and you know. I think daniels. He may be the answer. I hope he is. I'm georgia fan. But my gosh. Let's not go out there making the second coming just because you had a good game it gets. Mississippi state was scholarship depleted and they jammed about so the eight or nine players and played man up on on the edges. I mean that's you know. Let's let's give it some time and see you know in. Yeah i agree. I wasn't i kind of didn't spend a lot of time on the game but What i did. I didn't come away. Overly impressed with anyone kirby you know if he doesn't start. Jt dangles. he's questioned. March playing them so it does start. I mean he has a decent game. I was on the question is. Why haven't you been playing before. I mean there's like there's no right answer for some folks when you you understand this shannon when the expectations are at the alabama ohio stay clemson level. And you don't meet them. You are going to come under a barrage of criticism. And that's where kirby smart is right now. And i understand that but you know i look at. I look at the people at tennessee. They're so upset right now. They ran off phillip fulmer. And look at what's happened since then and then you take a situation like bobby bowden at florida. State hired him in seventy six florida. State it with ninety three before he wanted first national championship. It's like people want immediate results. Immediate satisfaction they don't wanna these tests anytime to build a program or faith to the coaches know what they're doing. You know. I can understand kirby smart enough said that. The press conference after the game. When i asked why haven't played them and it's like you know these guys in the media. Y'all are on the practice. Field coaches office. Got no idea what's going on really. I think it's it's a good kid and good game and i was excited to stretch the field. Throw the ball. But let's be real. It was understaffed midst of state team. That had prepped. Probably the play or to one maths at quarterback were will georgia beat him and they said hey. If you're going to be this you're gonna be just throwing the ball. Deep and georgia was able to complete deep balls and into story if the kids continues to be the answer. We hope he is. Curry's a genius got. Hey thanks for the call. Eddie is up next. Hey eddie five. Got eight tall. I am here a yeah. It's gonna come in on a You gotta let this florida caller on. I think he's a home us about he's off. You know he he. He says that Alabama is the third best team in the That's that's no big deal But you know i'm i'm looking so looking forward to the alabama in a match up because I think that really on the estimating the champions all right what a champion is Paul they'd just like directly. Call us at call in from different thinking of team better than what they really are on florida. Florida has a good offense but bama has a great office and in between all. Good and great is balance I mean employers not physical enough to alabama. You gotta do is look back at the last three games on. By the time we get to the third one is probably going to be a mauling on it definitely when we get to the full. I can't see how. I can't even see harrison's not going to have to on in on those guys right so and and ball console you. Know that's gonna fabulous the man ball control everything all right so i don't even know what florida talking about. We gotta be three touchdown favorites from here on out against everybody all and they're just the way it is and in in saving wintrust won't damn paul. Yeah alabama's a twenty four point favorite this week against auburn's they'll there was. The line was higher in two thousand twelve. Believe the alabama was about thirty point favorite and it was a disastrous result for auburn. We'll up against a break. More to come over will join us at the top of the hour tomorrow. We'll head to knoxville and got a pulse of that community after five straight double digit losses for jeremy. Pruitt we're coming right back. You're listening to the paul. Finebaum show podcast. We can be back. See so hurt will join us in the final hour to talk about this weekend's iron bowl and alabama's rather quiet run for yet another national title. We'll talk to him coming up here shortly. Let's check with augie in new orleans. Good afternoon to you. good afternoon. Paul would an happy thanksgiving week. What a difference a couple of weeks have made in the future of georgia not so long ago we were talking about georgia being in the college football playoff and now they're celebrating a victory over mississippi state which i was really. Yeah he had. A daniels had a great performance. But i was appalled at their running game. I mean states defense that good did you see that it has not been until now Yeah i mean. I think i think the praise for mississippi state and georgia is slightly exaggerated for this one game. I agree and i think of all. Things is isn't commentary though on kirby smart in his ability to manage the quarterback position. I mean we got justin feels and now we got this issue. I don't know about this went so much but again the justice the only thing i would say the fairness kirby smart Jt daniels was supposed to be ready early on. And i think you had an internal family feud going on there that curbs mar felt like he was ready. The doctors that jt was used back in la did not so they had to wait and it ended up probably costing george a big year. Now let me say this. If jt daniels had started from day one would alabama have lost. Georgia no would florida have lost a georgia. No no not if georgia's defense was that terrible. I mean let's face it. A freshman quarterback was playing high school football and mississippi. Last year was He was really having his way with georgia defense. Which was supposed to be strong for the team right. Well you was at one point some key injuries and i'm not sure what else have derailed that but yeah i'd george unfortunately is has gone from hoping to win the title this year to being fired up after a win against mississippi state which is beaten nobody. Well they beat unless you. I'm sorry well hey and speaking of I'm fired up that. We beat arkansas. Which again if we played that game five times we'd probably lose five straight times but hey all that matters was we want saturday and i don't buy any of this. Officials won the game. We had some bad calls to we. Had some big plays called back so they were blown calls blown calls other place. But paul i want to ask you. What have you done to the people in new york. I mean you have frank. The king of queens. Who was all over you. Because you have rehabilitated. And gave absolution and communion to hear freeze. Yeah i to get my. I'm going to get my colorado the a closet here and come back and do the mother. Angelica our i. I don't know what's going on. I mean we've had more college tonight. From new york that we have alabama. That's the other thing i was gonna ask you is. What have you done disturb the people new york ever since the guy who called him looking for bagels things have gone off track. Apparently the The local shows in new york must be struggling. Because they're all calling us. Well i mean that proves. There's no college football in new york. You gotta give the folks you know really right now not a short. What they're looking for the best team in the afc and alabama. What was third right. Trust me. I'm the biggest hater of alabama football. There is but you gotta give the devil his due. There's nobody in the sec. That's going to be obama. And i'm not so sure. There's anybody in the country that's going beat them. Of course they didn't look great against kentucky in the first half. but who's gonna get up for kentucky. I mean be real. Mark is up next. Hey mark mark you there to lift off your cape canaveral. John is up next in saint louis. Hey john john you there. I'm doing great. Thank you good. Good happy holidays to you by the way anyway. The i think the the missouri arkansas game is going to be very very competitive game. you know. it's not obviously a top twenty five action. But i think there's quite a bit at stake here in terms of personalities and integrity and related to Obviously bury them. You know used to be coach at missouri and drink is the new coach at There so i. I think it's gonna be a tough game. I i know. I've railed on barry odin quite a bit here this year and last year before missouri terminated him. But i i. I wouldn't be surprised if you know berry polls on air and chess missouri down. I think he he wants to hang his head on this game this year. So what's your feet that we've seen a couple of the we. We saw the chad morris game but with with auburn with arkansas. And that was really decided by an official. Not by chaired morris. But i think this one's pretty personal. And i would expect the arkansas players to to rise up here all right. Thank you that. I think arkansas has a really good team. Shannon is up next. hey shannon in georgia. How are you doing well puzzling. Respond to your last guest who was talking about. Jt daniels and what a great job he did and and how he would have been starting quarterback against florida. Maybe georgia beat florida. And i think you know you gotta be real careful about getting over your skis. All these predictions. You hear these experts. Make all the time you know the the way the beat georgia has been to stack the box and their them to throw the ball deep from couldn't do it. They haven't had any deep threats and the poor kids stetson surely couldn't do it. And and you know you watch the game and you realize that. Mississippi state came in. They were ten years back. Daring georgia to throw the ball and you know. Luckily you had a kid that was able to throw the ball and complete some deep passes and you know i think most of the big scores were on on. Detroit's you know But i think you florida new. The j. daniels the quarterback they would probably prepare a little bit differently than i do. I have been at quarterback agree or not. Yeah i would agree with you that that I mean i don't know about you. Shannon your coach before i i still have a few questions about the florida defense. I have a lot of questions about the florida defense. But you know i think you know get texts from people. Doing the game play mississippi state and buddies saying why are we playing zone we ought to just blitz like crazy and pressure that quarterback and i said well ask lsu happens when you blitz mike leach. You know this. It's not a good not a good scheme. And and you know. I think data daniels. He may be the answer door. I hope he. I'm georgia fan. But my gosh. That's not what they're making the second coming. Just because you had a good game it gets mississippi state and it was. Scholarship pleaded and they jammed the boss of eight or nine players and played man up on on the edge. I mean that's you know. Let's let's give it some time and see you know. Yeah i i agree i wasn't i didn't spend a lot of time on that game but what i did i didn't come away. Overly impressed with anyone. Yeah you know and kirby you know if he doesn't start. jt dangles. he's questioned march playing them. So it does start. I mean he has a decent game. And i was on the question is why haven't you been playing before i mean there's there's no right answer for some folks when you you understand this shannon when the expectations are at the alabama ohio state clemson level. And you don't meet them. You are going to come under a barrage of criticism. And that's where kirby smart is right now. And i understand that but you know i look at. I look at the tennessee. They're so upset right now. They ran off phillip fulmer. And look at what's happened since them. And then you take a situation like bobby bowden at florida state in seventy six florida state. It was ninety three before you won. Its first national championship. It's like people want immediate results immediate satisfaction. They don't wanna give these tests anytime to build a program or fate of the coaches. Know what they're doing you know. I i can understand kirby smart enough said that the press conference to the game when asked why he hadn't played them earlier. It's like you know these guys in the media. Y'all are on the practice coaches office. Got no idea what's going on really. I think it's a. It's a good kid and a good game and i was excited. See jordan stretch the field throw the ball. Let's be real. It was an understaffed mississippi state team. That had prepped. Probably the play minute or one maps to quarterback working on that georgia beat them and they said hey. If you're going to be this you're going to be in the ball. Deep and jordan was able to complete some deep balls and into story if the kids continues to be the answer we hope he is. Curry's a genius guy. Hey thanks for the call. Eddie is up next. Hey eddie or the man again you but darn pie. You got had i am here. Yeah it's gonna come in all you got four and a caller I think he's a home of he's off. You know he he he. He says that Alabama is the third best team in. That's that's no big deal But i you know. I'm looking forward to the alabama in a match up. Because i think that are really on the estimating the champions or the champion is They just like recipe. I'll call that call in from different flavors thinking team better than what they really are on. Florida has a good game but bama has a great office and and the difference between paul good and great is balanced Blood up i mean employers not physical to alabama. I gotta do is look back at the last three games by the to third quarter right. It's probably going to be a mauling on it. Definitely we get full. I can't see how. I can't even see how harrison's not going to have to invest in on those guys right so and a in bulk until you know that's gonna stab which the man ball control everything right so i don't even know what florida talking about. We gotta be three-touchdown favorites from here on out against everybody all and they're just the way it is man In in saving trust whoa dan palm. Yeah alabama's a twenty four point favorite this week against auburn The the the line was higher in two thousand and twelve. I believe alabama was about a thirty point favorites and it was a disastrous result for auburn. We'll up against a break more to come see so her will join us at the top of the hour tomorrow. We'll head to knoxville and got a pulse of that community after five straight double digit losses for jeremy pruitt. We are coming right back. Thank you for listening to the paul finebaum. Show podcast the paul finebaum. 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