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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

02:44 min | 3 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Second hour Nashville as Alabama wins game one. 70 to 49, Tennessee playing Missouri right now with a slight lead. A couple of games after that, Braden Gaul joining us from ESPN radio. Braden, it is a good see. I feel like you know this audience pretty well. You've sat in spring and summer and been subjected to all the things that subjected. What are you talking about? It's a pleasure. It's a pleasure to see you. Welcome to Nashville and hosted the final I'm sure I have to go through. These are our people, Paul. They are also involved in a company called four 44. What is that? Local digital company here in Nashville, all natural sports. So if you care about things like the predators or the Titans, SEC football, of course, we got you covered four 40 sports on the Twitter account there on the YouTube page, the whole deal. So we believe in giving people a communal experience, which I think is what the fine bomb show is all about is this sort of unifying togetherness and love of a common command deal and that's what we've got at four 40 sports for Nashville. And sort of middle tennesseans as well. But it's all digital. Check it out. We appreciate it. I've always been curious about Nashville because I remember Nashville and it didn't have anything. And the Titans and the predators, it seems like especially the predators have really grabbed this town. That's true. Football still dominates. If you look at the TV ratings, it's still absolutely the Titans and SEC football. In fact, what's fascinating is that the vols and Bama have battled for supremacy in the city. Really? Yeah, so I moved here before the predators in the Titans came here. I moved here in 96 and it was a Tennessee town. Four to Tennessee was the SEC east championship game. It was the SEC championship game. That's the rivalry I grew up with in high school here. A lot of power teas everywhere in Nashville it was a Tennessee market. Right around 2007, Paul, I don't know what happened around then, but right around 2007, there are a lot of more script days, a lot less power tease in the market. A lot of Alabama fans in Tennessee ratings in middle Tennessee, huge ratings, TV wise for Alabama games. It balanced out this fall for some reason. Also, no, no idea why. No, a lot more tease, a lot more orange started showing up again, but it's still a Tennessee market. When they're good, it's people are really into it. They have to be good though. But like Nashville's, I love this city. It's my home, but Nashville will leave the party pretty quickly if it gets dull. So you got to keep people. I remember being here, I don't know, 8 9, ten years ago, whatever it was and they were winning. Oh yeah. And everybody was a predator, Sam. Well, the cup run in 1617 changed everything. It brought in the common fan, the casual people, Broadway was insane down here. And even since then, the city has changed it, but there's about 14 more buildings downtown just since 2017,

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:51 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"So there's one other thing that happened at big 12 media days. But I think we need to address. And I might have gone on a bit of a rant about this. Braden Gaul in for Paul Flynn Paul fine bomb show. ESPN radio 855-242-7285 got phone calls here. The rest of the way if you want to chime in, 855-242-7285. Tell me how awful my college football takes are, how awesome my music taste is, because I just have great music taste. I'm just going to tell you. That's just the way it is. Fitzy, by the way, used to be my co host here locally. He'll back me up on this. So here's something that I saw today at big 12 media day that it just drives me nuts. Drives me absolutely bonkers. So they had to talk about the horns down thing. Again today with the big 12 head of officiating. Basically, the head of officiating in the big 12 is apologizing to everybody because he's like, look, guys, I'm so sorry. I know I'm going to get a bunch of emails from Oklahoma people. I'm so sorry. But you can not throw horns down during a football game. You can't throw it out of player. You can't do it after a touchdown. You just can't throw horns down. It is, I don't know what it is. Disrespectful taunting, I guess. I don't know. I'm just not sure what, what is it then? If that is the case, now listen, I am not talking about throwing birds at people, right? If somebody's going to run down the field and throw up some birds at some students or some fans, like, I'm okay with throwing a penalty on that. That ain't cool. But isn't every single hand gesture every player does in celebration also technically taunting? You know what I mean? Like if I score touchdown and I'm a Florida gator and I do a chomp. Isn't that taunting? If I'm a Florida state player and I score touchdown and I start running down the field, tomahawk chopping, isn't that taunting? In this sense of the word, like I disagree, I think none of it should be taunting. It's all called sports. And it's supposed to be fun. It's supposed to be a game. We're supposed to have fun. So I don't know, to me, I get it why the official head of officials had to talk about it at big 12 media days, but I just think it's ridiculous. Suck in the fun out of the game. This is what it is. CBS sports reporter covering the big 12 and I will ahead of time apologize because I've talked to this guy. I've talked to you many times on Twitter and I've never said your name out loud. So I'm going to try to get it right. Shahan Jey rajah. Did I get that right? Si Han, are you there? Yes, yes, now I think you got me. Yeah, you nailed it. I got it right. All right, thank you. You got it. Thanks for joining us. That's all I needed. I appreciate it, buddy. Thank you. No problem. Thank you so much for having me. You can check them out on Twitter, of course, shahan Jay Raja, CBS sports at the big 12 media event. Just your personal opinion on the horns down thing. I know it's never going to change and they are what they are, but are we not taking some of the fun out of the game by not allowing players to just sort of do what they want to do with hand gestures on the field? Yeah, I mean, I feel like the excitement of college football is just getting to enjoy some of these things. Getting to hate your rival is getting to talk trap and I mean, look, in the state of Texas, where I'm from, the University of Texas is the standard, and I think the idea of people being able to kind of express themselves and do that sort of thing. I think it's just fun, right? It's harmless. It doesn't, I don't think it really demeans much of anybody. I think it's more of a compliment to the standard that Texas that historically. So I think it's silly, but unfortunately I don't make the rules. Well, I wish you did, man. Let's go back to Brett York mark's opening remarks, the first time commissioner of the big 12, of course, he comes from a big business NBA background. What did you make of how he delivered his prepared statements? We know that the substance of the message, which is we're open for business. We're going to do the best thing we can for the big 12 in terms of negotiating a new television contract. What did you make about how we handled the entire event? Are you impressed with the leadership skills? Do you have questions? What did you make of his performance? Yeah, I was pretty impressed and especially after talking to some other people around the periphery. I mean, they seem very impressed with what Brett your mark was able to do. You know, I mean, certainly like any opening statement, there were some buzz words, right? Young and hip is probably not something that's going to stick her out for a long time, but I think that ultimately what he brings to the table is somebody who comes from the outside world. Somebody who understands how to generate revenue in a pro sports set, somebody who understands how to maximize brand value. You know, he was the guy who was in charge of the net moving to Brooklyn and having to rebrand themselves as Brooklyn's team. And so obviously a college conference is a little bit different than that. It's going to be a different challenge, but I think that he has a good understanding of some of the off field stuff that certainly I've been looking on the SSD network that the NCC has done exceptionally well over the years that I think that the big 12 has struggled doing. And I think that some of those off field considerations are going to play a big part and being able to recoup some brand value. Joining us here from CBS sports covering the big 12 and I guess do you get a sense I would like to talk about actual football in a second, but do you get a sense about where their actions may lie, like where their focus is? Is it, you know, he used the phrase defined point of difference. What does that mean? I think that more than anything else, they want to, again, I go back to that word brand and brand is obviously kind of a giant buzzword in some ways, but I go back to the SEC, right? The SEC, I think, has done a tremendous job of establishing a brand. It just means more culture. This is the best.

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

01:35 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"It's called long road and program in the soundtrack of a generation. And yeah, I think if you are into music of that period, I think you'll really like this book. Well, I could do a whole four hour show talking about music with you, Steven. So unfortunately, I want to talk about college football here. So, Steve. All right, well, next time we'll do the four hour show. That'd be great. Exactly. Thank you, Steven so much, man. We really appreciate it, bud. Great. Thank you so much. Absolutely, Stephen Hayden. Listen, if you want to go counterculture on college football and talk about the PAC 12 counter programming and everything, I'm your guy for counterculture music. That is there's very few of the, let's call them mainstream country artists that I can listen to. Stapleton's probably one of them. Love Stapleton. But if you don't know who Margo prices, if you don't know who Tyler Childers is, if you don't know who Jason isbell is, if you don't know who Brent Cobb is, I live in Nashville folks, so I'm spoiled. But there is a whole wave of country artists that if you are a southerner, you can not be called a southerner if you don't know who Margo price is. Full stop. Your calls. Next. Breaking call, this is the Paul pym show here on ESPN radio. You are listening to the Paul fine bomb show podcast. 855-242-7285. Braden Gaul in for Paul, ESPN radio. We'll talk some big 12 coming up next hour, coach, call me back, all right? Eddie and Alabama, Eddie, what's up, man. Welcome to the show.

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

02:55 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"No. And it doesn't seem that there's any accountability or discipline coming from the NCAA. So Florida is playing by the rules when maybe other schools aren't. And I think that might set them at a disadvantage when it comes to nail, but I think the money is there with the gator collective. And the gator guard, I think the money is there, Florida has a great fan base, a large fan base of boosters and alumni. So I think Florida should do well in the NIL era. And I think the starting to being a little outclassed right now by some others though. Nick de la Torre joining us here from Gators online, Braden Gaul in for Paul and the Paul find bomb show and what's interesting is schools and resources and how they allocate those resources from now on. It used to be you had to have the slide and the fancy facility in the 5 resort and the 200 foot waterfall. I'm curious because Florida's kind of in the middle of reinvesting some of their money in building some stuff. They've got the outdoor the indoor practice facility finally in the state of Florida. That seems irrational how long it took to get that thing up and running. But just in general, do you think we are entering a period where we're not building as many buildings and we're spending a lot more money on players directly or do you still think there's lots of spending coming on facilities? Well, Florida is getting ready to spend in the hundreds of millions to do some renovations to bent home Griffin stadium that has been in the works for years now, but I wonder as Florida is ready to open up their football stand-alone facility. I wonder, hey, it's probably needed. You need to have that, but and it's overdue, but is that where it's going now? Like everyone else has that Clemson has a Georgia has the Alabama. All the schools are recruiting against habits. So it's kind of like just keeping up with the Joneses you needed it, but I wonder if we're moving in an area where these kids are going to be making a business decision, hey, cool, that recording studio in the barbershop and the chocolate water fountain are nice. But how much money am I going to get? While I'm in school, what are my, what's my exposure going to be? How are you going to help my social media brand? And I think it's already happening. I think it will happen even more. The mindset of recruits are changing to, oh, how much fun is it going to be in this cool facility to what's the best business deal for me to make? That's all great and everything that I've got that chocolate waterfall. But can you just give me the money, please? How much money are you spending on chocolate? Why is that not going into my pocket? Exactly, exactly. Nick de la Tori. Thank you so much, man. Really appreciate it. Gators online. Thank you, dude. Have a good one. Absolutely. Nick de la Torre there from Gators online, go check them out at de la Torre on the Twitter machine there as well. Lots of time for your phone calls here. Load them up. We got calls ready to go. 855-242-7285. You guys are next, brayden Gaul in for Paul.

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

08:09 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"If you want to get in, we will have some time to get to you folks in just a minute. I promise. Big 12 media days have made their official predictions. They are out. We'll get to that momentarily. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma state head coach, all in his feelings about the future of the bedlam series. We'll get to that. As well here on the program. Again, 855-242-7285. You can get to me as well at brayden Gaul on the Twitter machine. More your calls in just a second. Of course, Nick de la Torre joining us here on the program from Gators online. Let's check in with Billy Napier and what he's doing down there. How many analysts do we have now in Gainesville? Officially on Billy Napier staff. It's just a running tally. And I'd be different by the time this interview ends. But yeah, hey, it's a gray area in the NCAA bylaws and these coaches will find a loophole wherever they can get it. And if you get an aids email pay for it, why not, right? Listen, I think if you're going to take some things from Nick Saban, I think Billy Napier and you tell me what you think about this, Nick. I think Billy Napier took the right things from the time he learned and worked with Nick Saban and is implementing them. He did it at Louisiana and from what I can tell. It sounds like he's implementing them at Florida. Yeah, well, I've been afforded ten years, so we've had some savings disciples come through and that's always the thought. Jim mcelwain came in, he had this 24 month calendar that he got from Nick Saban and it didn't work out and obviously Dan Mullen, he was not the same guy. But you hope you hope, I guess, because savings certainly the blueprint, but it seems to me that billing behavior has a plan because coaches have asked for two new assistants to help in recruiting and having gotten that and he was able to Billy Napier was able to go in with Scott Strickland and lay out a plan. Like, hey, I'm not just asking you for $7 million for nothing. These are what these people are going to do. So I think from an organizational standpoint and especially where college football is going right now, I mean, you've got recruiting, coaching, planning, now the transfer portal, which is like free agency and then there's like two different free agency periods. It's a lot to handle for a coach. So I think that Florida is probably maybe trend setting as we move into this new era with NIL and they have a whole division for NIL and opportunities for the student athletes there as well. Nick de la Torre joining us here, senior writer for Gators online. And what is the state of this roster? Because I think we'll see and find out how much Billy Napier was better at recruiting in his plan than maybe Dan Mullen, which obviously shouldn't take a whole lot. But what's the state of the roster that he is inheriting? We know how good Anthony Richardson is. There's a few nice defensive pieces. Where is this roster relative to the last 5 years? Yeah, I'm a little bullish on Anthony Richardson. I think he is, you know, has like potentially like a Cam Newton type of season in him. I don't know that floor does a national contender, certainly, but if Anthony Richardson plays, I think he can can border win ten games, maybe. I probably pegged them with their schedule between 7 and 8. I think they have a really good offensive line. They have three strong running backs and a quarterback who might be the best running back on the team. When you're 6 four two 40 and you can run 20 miles an hour. I think that's what they're going to lean on. If you look at building 8 years offense at Louisiana, last year, they had four different players carrying the ball a hundred times. I think you'll see that because Florida strength will be offensive line and then the running attack on defense, my big question marks are kind of right up the middle with defensive tackle nose tackle. There's not a lot of depth there. You have ventral Miller and middle linebacker who's returning for 6 seasons. But last year, when he went down Florida really didn't have an answer and you don't really have an answer this year if he were to go down with another injury. So I think for roster is good, there's just not a lot of depth. And that's probably what happens when you get coaching staff that had a recruiting season in a football season for the last three years. Nick de la Torre joining us here, Braden Gaul on the Paul finebaum show here on ESPN radio from Gators online. Our Gators fans more would they be would they view the win loss record as more important than where the recruiting class finishes or are they all in on the recruiting class right now? It's right now everything's recruiting. I think after ST media days, you know, you start to flip the switch to the football seasons. But the sky was falling and Gainesville a couple of weeks back when January. I went to Miami and there were a couple high profile 5 star guys that one went to Georgia one didn't include Florida in his top four that Florida was trying to trending for. But they've done a really good job picking up 6 four stars on our rankings in the past two and a half weeks. So recruiting speaking up, I think it's a pendulum though. If you go 7 and 5, but you look competitive and you first are the top ten class. I think fans are okay. If you go 7 and 5 and there's some blowout losses to Georgia at Texas a and M, if you lose to a Kentucky or a tendency and you end up with a class outside of even at 15, your outside of the top ten are in the top 20. People are going to be pushing a panic button. And I wonder now in this age of the transfer portal, I used to be a big advocate that coaches needed for years to get their recruiting class in their guys in and still their program. Now is the transfer portal. Is that leash shorter? Because you can see what guys like Mel Tucker have done at Michigan state. You don't need four years. You can go and it might be a band aid in the transfer portal, but you can get guys in and be competitive right away. So I think it's a pendulum for the fans it's a hot topic in a sense of area right now recruiting after the last three years. But I think it's probably a pendulum and it depends on not just the wins and losses, but how do you look in those wins and losses combined with the recruiting ranking? Yeah, as long as they have a winning record and a top 15 class, I think everyone's going to be going to be fine. What's interesting? Tell me what you think about this. I feel like Dan Mullen is a perfect coach. To live and operate in the name image and likeness space because he's not he's like spurrier in that he's not a guy that wants to go out there and just like, you know, beat the pavement to recruit, but he's got a brilliant offensive scheme. I mean, clearly almost beat Alabama multiple times. No one else came close for a couple of those years. It did Dan Mullen just come along at the wrong time or are there some other flaws that we maybe need to address? Damon is an offensive genius. I would put him scheming up against anybody, but at some point the Jimmy's in the Joe's are going to be your ex's nose. And the way Florida was recruiting against their rivals. And listen, it's hard. You could be, you'd have a 7th ranked recruiting class in the country and before in your conference. And that's what Florida is going to be compared to. What are you doing against Jimbo at a and M? What are you doing against Kirby at Georgia what are you doing guys Nick Saban? So the problem with Dan was they weren't getting the same guys that Georgia Alabama to an extent at times Tennessee tech saying and we're getting. So now your game plan has to be perfect and has to be executed perfectly because there's a talent gap. So that was the biggest issue that I had, I think, with the amount in his era. And I don't know that he would have done any better than Billy Napier with an AL. I think with the way that Florida is handling it and I say this, it's like, there's rules for NIL right now. But if I'm driving a 110 miles an hour on the freeway, and there's not a cop around, I'm breaking the rules, but am I going to get in trouble?

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:24 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Excites me most about joining the big 12 is the transformative moment in front of all of us today. We have an opportunity to grow and build the big 12 brand and business. Be aspirational. Define our point of difference, all while never losing our commitment to always compete and develop our student athletes at the highest levels. Moments like these do not happen often. And we must seize them and make the most of them. It will require incredible work and collaboration. One thing is for sure, there is no doubt the big 12 is open for business. We will leave no stone unturned to drive value for the conference. That was Bret your mark the new commissioner for the big 12. And I thought one of the interesting comments there was define a point of difference. Now, if you're a marketing junkie and guru and branding junket junkie and guru, then you know things that make you different are positive marketing assets. And I'm curious what he thinks that is with the big 12. He's very clear about expansion. He's very clear that they're going after assets to improve their negotiating status when it comes to a new television contract. I like the fact that he's just saying the thing out loud. Just say that say the quiet part out loud. Tell everybody it's about money and it's about a TV deal and it's about building as strong an offering as they can possibly have. And I think they actually come from a position of strength because they have the ability to try to go acquire other teams, whether that's PAC 12 teams or group of 5 teams or whatever. Like, no, they're not in the same place as the SEC or the Big Ten. But Texas is a pretty die hard football area, and they have what four schools in the state of Texas right now. They're going to add a good program and BYU Cincinnati. They got a foothold now in Florida with UCF. I don't know, does that mean does define their point of difference? I mean, continue to dominate the heartland. And be the biggest Texas league behind second tier, obviously, behind the bigger brands that are now in the SEC. Is that a way to differentiate yourself, maybe? Is it combining forces with the PAC 12 to become a Western Conference? Ironically, the original name of the Big Ten? I think that's an interesting strategy, marketing wise as well. I'm fascinated by what he's going to do. I don't know where it's going to end up. I think everybody else is sort of in this standstill on hold for right now. I think the SEC Big Ten Notre-Dame, they're all sitting still. The ACC is not going to do a whole lot of anything because they can't really do a whole lot of anything. So it's really just the immediate future questions arise. It's the big 12 in the pack 12. What are they going to do? If I'm the pack 12 and I'm operating independently from the big 12, I'm going to go get San Diego state. That's who I want. I want a presence in Southern California. San Diego state's got a nice alumni base, new stadium. They've been beating PAC 12 teams for a long time. They've had good coaches there over what, since Marshall faulk in the 90s, like they've had good coaches multiple good coaches there. It's an attractive school. I would go after San Diego state immediately. Now, who else do you go after if you're the PAC 12? I don't know, probably BYU would have been perfect scenario, but that's off the table now. So maybe it's Boise if you're okay with the academics, maybe it's Fresno if you're okay with the academic slash maybe not as big a fan base. But it's California and a foothold in California. I don't know where they're going to go. The big 12, I think it's got some options because I think they're brand. Is a more football die hard football centric brand. Texas tech TCU Baylor, Oklahoma state, West Virginia. These are good football programs. Where people show up at stadiums. I think the big 12 is in a more advantageous position. Of the two leagues that just lost their best teams, yes, I think Oregon and Washington are better than Oklahoma state and West Virginia, but I think being in Texas is a valuable valuable asset. And I think the heartland cares a lot more about college football than the West Coast does. So we will see what he does. It sounds like a politician talking to me. 855-242-7285 Braden Gaul here in for Paul fine bomb. Elliott from Ohio. Welcome to the show Elliott, how are you, sir? Hey, good Braden. Thanks for taking my call. I think the only road to survival is the PAC 12 and the big 12 combined. But that's not where I'm tall and I'm talking about Ryan day. The other day I called and you said that the NIL is going to change things and change things quick. And one of the best schools for the NIL was the highest state. Why is there a zero chance that they would be banner or anybody else this year? And if not this year, what is it next year? When is it? Because you said, the NIL is going to change it's going to change it fast. The football factory, quarterback factory of Ohio State, definitely has a chance to take it this year. Oh, a 100%. Elliot, no question they've got a chance to win the whole thing. What I said was I would not pick this Ohio State team to beat this Alabama team in a playoff game. I would not pick this Ohio State team to beat this Georgia team in a playoff game. If Georgia is good enough to get to a playoff game and Ohio State is good enough to get to a playoff game and they're playing, one of them would have an elite defense and the other one would not. Now let's see what Jim Knowles does.

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

01:39 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Be in Atlanta. The ACC player list has been released as well. We will get to those guys 9 quarterbacks going to be there in the ACC. We'll talk with David Hale coming up from ESPN covering all things ACC. What is going on with the grant of rights? Are we going to see some stability in that conference? What is their future? We'll do a lot of that coming up here in just a few minutes. My name is Braden Gaul in for Paul. You can get to me on Twitter at brayden gall honored to be here hanging out with you guys. One more hour today, 8 5 5, two four two 7 two 8 5. And the big 12. What are they going to do? I think they actually are operating from a position of strength. And I say that not because I think they're the best league or they're going to make the most money or they have the best teams. They're certainly going to lose a lot of that when Texas and Oklahoma leaves. But I do think they have the most freedom to do whatever they want, be creative and try to find some future value for their conference. The new conference commissioner Bret your mark, the first, he starts technically August 1st. And he's been having meetings in the big 12 with the current teams in the big 12. Texas and Oklahoma who are about to leave, and then the four teams who are about to join. So he's basically conducting meetings with the ex-wife, the current wife and the future wife all at the same time, which I imagine as someone who's only got just the one wife. I never had an ex-wife. I imagine that is an extraordinarily bizarre situation. So he stepped into this role, he stepped into a big giant mess, USC UCLA happens. What is the big 12 going to do? These were his comments today. This morning, his opening statements about the big 12 being open for business. What

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The Paul Finebaum Show

06:25 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"The fourth one? Great question. I mean, I think maybe by default, I guess I would say Clemson, but I don't I don't feel a huge level of confidence in that pick. Sometimes I was thinking about the other day because I was actually having this conversation a couple of weeks ago and I went through the same thought process as you did. Okay, let's pencil in Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia, who's left. And I thought, is it possible? I know, it's unlikely that is it possible that the SEC could get three teams in a 14 playoff this year. I think it is. Let's say Texas a and M is only lost to Alabama. Let's say Georgia runs the table. Through the regular season and loses only to Alabama and the SEC championship, you'd have undefeated Bama. You'd have one loss Texas a and M, you'd have one loss Georgia, wouldn't that be interesting to see what the committee would do then. Obviously, if you have under the undefeated choices in other conferences, then it becomes a moot point in the SEC wouldn't get three. In. But I do think it is pretty murky as you move past those three frontrunners that you just mentioned there. I mean, I don't think Oklahoma is a shoe in as we felt sometimes in the preseason and years past out west, no one really stands up head and shoulders. So I think sort of by process of elimination, I guess I would probably go with Clemson as that 14. Yes, I think it's absolutely possible. And if you want Blake, if you want to expand the playoff as soon as humanly possible, just put three SEC teams in there. We thought that, though, with two in, and we've seen that now twice in a 5 year span. So yeah, I mean, the PAC 12 and the big 12 had their chance that ensuring a spot in the party and they got hoodwinked by the Big Ten and declining to vote for that. And as we see in the end, that alliance really had, it failed because it had no real collective objective other than to sort of turn up a middle finger at the SEC, but there was no real clear cut goal of that alliance. And as it turns out, it turned out to be a smokescreen that the Big Ten could work behind and plundering USC and UCLA. That's why a lower case a alliance between Notre-Dame and the SEC. I think it has a chance to work is they do have common goals. They do have objectives that they can work toward being that they both want Notre-Dame to stay independent and that's obviously Notre-Dame's priority and I think it stands to reason the SEC would prefer that as well. And then one a playoff with as many at large spots as possible. They both want that. So that's why I think the lower case alliance between Notre-Dame and SEC could stand a much better chance of success than the Nick failed upper case alliance. Blake top Meyer, you said today. Thank you so much, man. We appreciate it. We'll see you in a week. Thanks for having me on. Awesome. Always a pleasure there, Blake top Meyer. At the top Meyer, of course, from the USA Today network. Your phone calls 855-242-7285. My name is Braden Gaul. This is the Paul finebaum show on ESPN radio. You are listening to the Paul fine bomb Joe podcast. Paul Feynman show here on ESPN radio Wednesday edition, big 12 media days underway, talking season. What did conference commissioner new conference commissioner Bret your rook had to say? We'll talk about that in just a few minutes. Spring goal in for Paul at Brad and gall on Twitter 855-242-7285 also the list of ACC players is out that will be at ACC media day, so we'll get to them as well. Andy from Montgomery though wants to chime in. Andy, welcome to the Paul fine bomb show, buddy. How are you? Hey, man. I'm doing great. You're doing a good job, man. Your guess was spot on what he had to say. I see Clemson and probably less than ten years being part of the conference and not only clips and I think Florida state got a chance. Sneak in there too. I think Florida states school this kind of under the radar, but I mean, it's that talent rich area and wouldn't it wouldn't be nothing to see Florida and Florida state rematch, but in the SEC, both SEC teams, I think that would be awesome. With all that being said though, I don't think there's a fan out here though when you're listening audience that would really miss Missouri, leaving the conference. What's your take on that? I talked about this yesterday. Thank you for the call, Andy. I do think that it depends on when this is all happening. The SEC wants nothing to do with expansion right now for now. If the grant of rights in the ACC gets blown up in 12 years, let's say, when it's close to the end of its run and we're headed towards two major super conferences that are 20 14s, then yes, then I think it is North Carolina, Virginia tech Clemson, Florida state that joined the SEC. I would love to see Oklahoma state as a part of that, but who knows? Missouri is interesting and I floated this. I think we talked about this yesterday on the show. I think Missouri is interesting. There is no way to remove a team from your league, legally from what I am from what I understand. You can't just vote out Vanderbilt. I think I don't know if that's even legal. But what I do think could be interesting is if Missouri and the SEC had some mutual agreement where the Missouri said, hey, the Big Ten kind of wants us. We can make just as much money in the Big Ten. Maybe they want Kansas two and we can reunite with one of our rivals and sort of beat we act a little bit more like a Midwest school than we do at a southeastern school anyway. Would you be okay if we decided to date other people? I think that's the only way it works is if the SEC and the school itself were to agree on something, then I think it's possible that it could work at the same time, why would anyone walk away from SEC money and SEC branding and stability? And the ability to recruit. Again, this is the question I ask Arkansas fans all the time. South Carolina fans all the time. If you had it to do over again, would you trade all of the hundreds of millions of dollars you make in the SEC over the last 30 years for being a championship contender every year in the big 12 or maybe South Carolina joined the

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:11 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. We will hear from Nick Saban momentarily. Not like live on the show, but he had some comments. On Greg mcelroy's podcast, always college football about the mega conferences in the direction of college football. And generally when Nick Saban speaks, you need to listen. So I'm going to listen. My name is Braden Gaul, filling in for Paul here on the Paul 5 bomb show 855-242-7285 before we get to that. Let's go to the phone line. Swami in Tennessee Swami welcome to the show, sir. How are you? Well, hey, thanks for taking my call. The swamp has a couple of things tonight. So first, I heard you talk about this kid the core designer bail quarterback macro. I just curious, is he related to the my brat quarterback for Vanderbilt to played in the mid 70s, both farther round in Nashville there? I will have to check that. I believe he's from Georgia. So I don't know if that matters or not. Okay, there's no problem. It just kind of curious up against Mack right in college. So I was just when you brought that up, I didn't really connect it to that, but I know you won't talk about saving about this conference expansion, but for the strong man, I don't like it. I mean, for me, you know, I say all the rivalries, I may be old school, but I say when you get 25 30 times in the conference, there's no way you're going to have rivalries. I mean, it just goes away. And it's kind of like the live tour and PGA golf or they just pay the paper money. It's out for money. You don't have to do nothing. And just still pay you. And the PGA tournament which has a history like football has a history. So I'm all against this playoff experience. That's the way I had to say that. Thanks for taking my time. I appreciate it, man. I'll do some digging. I know, I believe Mike writes from Georgia, the quarterback for Vanderbilt, who will be in Atlanta next week. I think his parents are from Memphis. I don't know if his dad went to Vanderbilt or not. I can double check that for you. So I can't confirm that for sure either, but according to Vanderbilt's website, his dad is an engineer. So I'm going to go out here and say it's probably not the same guy, but you never know. What are you trying to say? Are you telling me a Vanderbilt can't produce engineers? Because that's a pretty darn good school. No, no, you're right. You're right, but I feel like if that's the one descriptor they would have gone with, I feel like maybe they would have gone like former Vanderbilt quarterback. No, I agree when you look at the bio, it's like they're from Memphis and he's an engineer and so yes, I tend to agree with you that he was not that Mike right. But we digress and into the into the tradition and what's happening with expansion and then the mega conferences. Now I think we have to be very clear here. There is a difference between playoff expansion and conference expansion, right? Two different things. Very different things. They're kind of tied together loosely, but to very different things. This was Nick Saban earlier this week on Greg mcelroy's podcast always college football from ESPN. This was his comments about the mega conferences. You know, there's a lot of tradition, you know, in conferences. That will no longer exist. And I think we've gone through that to some degree in the past, you know, the Oklahoma Nebraska game used to be a big game and they have not been in the same conference for quite some time. Now, if we're playing each other. So that's something, but I think we're going to deal with it in a greater capacity than ever before. Because I think mega conferences are probably here to stay. And, you know, market share market, you know, there's a lot of that involved in why are we doing what we're doing? Nick Saban there with Greg mcelroy on the always college football podcast. And I think what's interesting, listen, if it's Nick Saban talk and we should all listen. And we may not always agree with what he's saying, but he's generally very, very smart about what he's saying and he's thought it through and he certainly knows the impacts of these decisions, portal, name image and likeness, spread offense, et cetera, as well as anybody. He's the greatest coach of all time. He's right, make a conferences aren't going anywhere contractions not going to happen. So he's right with that. And he's right. As we get bigger, tradition becomes a lesser part of the game. Now, I will say, if I'm going to disagree with the great ball coach, I will disagree with one thing, and that is, if they stop right now at 16, if we stop this expansion of the conferences to the mega world at 16 teams, I can make the argument that over time we will gain as many great rivalries as we will lose. Now, I know Oklahoma state fans are probably screaming at their radio right now because losing the bedlam series with Oklahoma and Oklahoma state is atrocious. It is bad for the game. West Virginia and Pittsburgh fans in the backyard brawl, you're screaming at the radio, Kansas, Missouri with the border war. And I would argue what makes college football great is that each one of these rivalries

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:42 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Is Braden Gaul filling in for Paul. Honored to be here this week. Hanging out with you guys talking season less than a week away next Monday. We get things started in college football. The way they deserve to be started. Although the big 12, I believe, is getting started right now. Today, tomorrow, I think tomorrow may be in terms of media days across the country. So we are in full swing, talking season starting this week and next. Of course, the SEC in Atlanta coming up next week. The player list has been announced. We'll get to that in just a second. Also, I'd like to know I was arguing with my buddies about favorite towns and uniforms and stadiums in the SEC and I was trying to tell them, no, no, listen, guys, you can't pick your favorite school where you graduated as your favorite. Give me something else you love about the SEC. What are some of the other uniforms and stadiums and towns you enjoy visiting? My answer, auburn. I like LSU's uniforms. I like auburn the town and I like Sanford stadium. It would be my three votes in the SEC. So if you're going to call 855-242-7285, I'd like to know what your favorites are in the SEC that don't have anything to do with your favorite team. It doesn't seem that complicated. That's not your favorite team. The players that are going 7 quarterbacks will be in Atlanta next week. Bryce young, of course, for Alabama, hen and hooker for Tennessee, KJ Jefferson for Arkansas. They will be there next week. Of course, you've also got Mike Wright at Vanderbilt is going to be there, which is some insight into maybe how Clark Lee is feeling about that quarterback battle. You've got Anthony Richardson going for Florida, the quarterback who is only a sophomore, one of only three sophomores that will be in Atlanta next week on media days. I think that is a huge statement of belief by Billy Napier in his star sophomore quarterback to send him to Atlanta on media days to represent the university of Florida. I think that is a bold statement and I think it says a lot about where they are with Richardson because I think he is like, listen, I know we wore number 15 and I know he's had that run past thing. Shades of Tim Tebow and you watch him play even though he's bigger. I just think he is a super freak of an athlete and if he's in Atlanta as a sophomore, to me that says Anthony Richardson is your starting quarterback for the Florida Gators moving forward as if there was any doubt. But I think Billy Napier put all that doubt to rest. Will levis, of course, for Kentucky, gonna be there as well with major expectations around that Kentucky team, new offensive coordinator, Mark stoops, has a great offensive line coming back and a really good defensive line crop of players recruits from 2020 that should be stepping into starting roles to try to reload that defensive line for Kentucky. So I'm fascinated to see that. And of course, the guy that no one talks about. When we rank quarterbacks, when we rank quarterbacks in the SEC or around the country, it seems like we go down the list and we always forget about this guy. And I think he gets a bad rap for being this quote unquote game manager. He's a better athlete than that. You look at his yards per attempt up around ten, 11 yards per attempt as a passer. One of the nation's most efficient players and oh, by the way, a national champion stetson Bennett will be in Atlanta next week as well for the Georgia bulldogs. So I think stetson Bennett just kind of gets lost in the shuffle. Are there still Georgia fans? Here's what's fascinating. Are there still Georgia fans? Like what percentage are there still like 10% of you that's like, yeah, I don't know, maybe JT Daniels could have could have beaten Alabama in Atlanta too. There's still some of you that are worried about that and bothered by that or you guys all just moved along and moved on and said, no, no, no, no. Stetson's our guy. Man, that was unfair for a while, right? Listen, I'll be guilty. I was one of them. I'll put my hand up and be accounted for. I always thought JT Daniels was the mortality player. It should have been starting, blah, blah, blah, blah, feeding the narrative. I was guilty of that. But man, the offense evolved last year for Georgia. So stetson Bennett going to be there. We'll see what the offense does this year because I would argue that Georgia, we know how great the defense is. I think you could argue Georgia has the greatest collection of tight ends. We've ever seen in college football history, and that would include that would include the Miami hurricanes of the early aughts, which would be what, like Kelvin Winslow and Jeremy shockey on the same team. Like that's insane. They have three dudes that are almost as good. I mean, Bowers is a freak. So however Todd monken wants to use those tight ends. Stetson benet will get them the football. And they all do different things, right? Gilbert Washington and Bowers. It's going to be a lot of fun. Georgia's office is going to be a lot of fun. So we'll talk with stetson Bennett coming up next week as well. I thought interesting again, 7 quarterbacks going. I thought it was interesting that Mike leitch decided just to just to pick three graduate seniors only graduate seniors for Mike leech. That's so unbranded. I don't even know what to say. I appreciate that. Will Anderson Jordan battle going to be there for Alabama. Those are two first team all SEC defensive players. At least two guys I'll be voting for next week. Jalen Catalan bumper pool for Arkansas, along with KJ Jefferson that Arkansas team is going to be a very, very hot topic next week. LSU Arkansas, Mississippi state, ulnas, that group of teams in the west is going to be a very hot topic next week. Auburn bringing tank bigsby a star tailback, first team all SEC player, Derek hall, first team all SEC edge rusher for auburn as well. Samuel schenker there the tight end going to go for auburn. So there's a lot of star power.

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

08:07 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Entering 2022 on the hot seat. Next week at media days, who's on the hot seat in the SEC. Nobody. Nobody. There's not a coach in this league that's coming to Atlanta next week. With pressure, that's not normal levels of pressure. Just regular old pressure. There's no hot seat talk around any of these coaches. Everybody's pretty happy. It's kind of an unprecedented time in the SEC. It's remarkable to me. I can't remember entering media days without questions about a bunch of coaches. And we're going to show up next week and it's going to be all like, man, what a great year you had last year, Josh heiple. What a great year you had last year Shane Bieber. What a great year you had last year Sam Pittman. Man, what a great year you had last year, Mike leech. Mark stoops, what a great season last year for Kentucky. George and Alabama, great seasons. I mean, a and M probably a little disappointed, but they're riding so high right now after beating Bama winning the number one class and recruiting like a and M fans aren't upset with Jimbo fish. Are you kidding me? They've never been more proud of Jimbo Fisher's their head coach. Lincoln had the best season in olmos regular season history last year. Old miss fans upset with Lake Kevin, of course not. I've just never I've never seen a year like this going into media days, it's like this. Where everyone's happy, and even I just made the case for auburn. As to why auburn could be optimistic about a certain certain parts of their team. And again, I'm not even sure auburn counts, like good or bad, they're just sort of their own animal, their own beast. You sort of have to just you just got to ride the wave and enjoy the joy of the ride if you're not a fan of auburn. I understand being disappointed and frustrated if you are a fan of auburn. I get that. 855-242-7285. Where are you most concerned if you're a championship contender this season? I want to talk actual football. Now we can get into some of the big recruiting news that took place over the weekend. We can talk more about expansion and I know expansion is catnip, but I'm so excited about football starting next month. Think about that. Football starts next month. And so when I start looking at the season trying to plan out who's going to play for championships, you got to look at those trap games, those upset alerts, whatever you want to call them, whatever cliche. Georgia at Mississippi state, man. I'm telling you, that is the one that come November 12th. Don't be surprised if all of a sudden Mississippi has the ball tie game against Georgia in starkville, cowbells are clanging and Will Rogers is throwing the ball all over the place because that is not an offense, Georgia is used to seeing. Tough stretch of games for Georgia, that's one, that's a big one I'm circling at Arkansas for Alabama, October 1st. That's another one. Where are you most concerned? If you've got a team that you think can make the playoff, any conference in America, I want to know where you're most concerned. 855-242-7285. Go ahead and load up the phone lines. My name is Braden Gaul in for Paul here on the Paul fine bomb show. This is ESPN radio. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Paul feig mom show here on ESPN radio, Braden Gaul in for Paul at Braden gall on Twitter, 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5. Let's go to the phones AC in New Jersey first up AC good to talk to you, man. What's going on? Good afternoon. Thank you so much for taking my call. And I thank you for hosting the show. You're producing these coffee, man. Finally, he needs some energy like me. No, I'm gonna help this brother out, but thank you so much for taking my call. But here's what I'm gonna say. I am not shy when I say I am a certified bandwagon fan. I admit it. So I had a question for you. All Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia. Legitimate team to win the championship this coming season. So I want your advice before I get out of the most bandwagon. Whose side should I take this season out of the three boys and why I appreciate you for taking my call and if you host the show in ten weeks, trust me, and she's gonna call in. And I'm gonna be all hyped up. Bring Stephen ace Mitchell because I'm gonna annihilate Stephen a Smith. All the energy buddy, I got it. I appreciate that. I'm gonna hang up by saying this. You do some energy as well, sir. Come on, mom, it's a show. Get everything going, all right? Appreciate it. Thank you. Hey, hey, thank you. I don't have energy. Come on now. What are you nuts? I think what the question was is who's bandwagon should we jump on? I'm assuming for the national championship. I don't know if I'm jumping on any different bandwagons for the national championship. I think there's three teams that can win it and that's it. I know that sounds depressing, but I think it's Bama Georgia and Ohio State and that's probably it. Now if you want an outsider's opportunity to make the playoff, especially a team that's never made it before, then I would look at a team like Utah. A team like Utah is going to go down on the road against Florida. I really like Billy Napier. I love that higher. I like Anthony Richardson. I think they're going to be a really good team by the end of the year. I don't think their situated to beat Utah in week one. And that will be a massive feather in Utah's resume cap at the end of the year. So I jump on Utah's bandwagon, I like Oregon a lot. Best offensive line maybe in the country. A veteran quarterback, depending on who they pick. Really talented front 7. I like Oregon a lot out west. I don't think they'd be Georgian week one. I think Clemson is unique because even though they're a regular old name in this conversation, one of the worst seasons that they've ever had was last year, but if you look at how last year played out, it's like, oh, we lost an overtime to a very good NC state team. You know, we lost, we gave up zero points, zero touchdowns to the national champions, Georgia. Like, it wasn't like Clemson was nearly as bad as everyone thought. Their offense was terrible. But they've got the best defensive line in America. If Notre-Dame gets quarterback play, could they be in the playoffs? Absolutely. But I'm not jumping on any bandwagon. I'm not putting any money down on anybody other than Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State to win the national title. And frankly, I would not bet on, I mean, honestly, I would pick Alabama, Georgia to play in the championship game again. That's what my pick would be for a rematch. Aaron, welcome to the Paul 5 bomb show, Aaron. What's up, man? Hey, what's going on, Robert? What's up dude? First of all, I wanted to comment on Chris doreen. Me and my buddy are drums from St. Louis to Atlanta. Please, no more Chris Dorian. We're listening to him. He's a Florida fan he has four player, my buddies driving he's a Georgia man. I'm a Tennessee man. So no more during. We love you during, but helmer Doris. Hey, I'm a Tennessee. I'm a tend to see alumni and I love me some Chris Dorian, so it's all good. All right, no, I did too. Don't get me wrong, I just wanted to make a joke there, but your reversal question was about a sleeper team. So obviously, I'm from Nacho. I went to Tennessee. I don't get to say like watch out for Tennessee here. When you look at Tennessee's schedule, if they can, if they can go over the hump of actually beating one of what you call the Tennessee family top three teams, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, for once for like forever, like please be one of those teams. If they beat that floor to team, we're going into a four O 5 game where we might have an opportunity to be in the top 15 top ten at that point in the season. So I'm just saying like watch out for Hayden hooker as a sleepy Heisman candidate and obviously I'm a Homer. So I'll leave it to you, brother. No, thank you, Aaron. Listen, here's what's weird about Tennessee. They're not really a sleeper team anymore. If they're the fourth best team in the SEC and the preseason rankings. And they're a top, let's call them number 20, let's say. Give or take a couple of spots. I think that's about where they're going to start in the preseason rankings nationally. Like you're not a sleeper team when you're a top 20 team nationally. You're not a sleeper. I think hen and hooker is a sleeper, quote unquote, for the Heisman. I'm good with that. But I don't think they're a sleeper. My issue with Tennessee is you're asking hinden hooker in the offense to be perfect. That's my question. Because defensively, they're missing dudes. They just don't have the horses on defense. I think they can beat Florida.

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:05 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Fine bombshell Friday edition ESPN radio 855-242-7285. Lots of stuff to do on the show today. I was trying to be positive. Braden Gaul in for Paul, by the way, gets me on Twitter. Please follow me. Please give me a follow. Tell me how much my take suck. I'm cool with that. At Braden gall. I enjoy it. If you take time out of your day to log on to Twitter, an application on your phone. To tell me how much you dislike my opinion, I am honored by that. I am moved 855-242-7285. I started the day by being positive. By saying, look, we're all stressed out by a conference of the alignment. We're all anxiety riddled college football freaks. What are some of the positive things that could come of this? And let's think about what it would be like for Texas and LSU to have played 30 years worth of football, three decades from now and how many unbelievable memories we would have from those games taking place. USC Michigan. Georgia Clemson, Florida state auburn, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia tech, Tennessee, North Carolina. You name it. That's what I want to know. That's how I started the show. And then we went to a dark place when I started insulting people's mustard based barbecue in South Carolina. You know what? Sometimes you gotta choose violence. 855-242-7285. Let's head back to the phone lines climb in Arkansas, Klein, what's up, man? How are you? Not much shows on the road going to a friend's house. And I have a question of what your opinion will be if West Virginia coming to the SEC are we kick out Missouri out of the SEC and go for a Big Ten team? So Kline, that is a great question. And I appreciate the call. Save travels out there, my man. I love this because I think first of all, I don't think there is a from what I understand. And from who I've talked to, I don't believe legally there is any way to kick a school out of a conference right now. I don't think that could you get rid of Vanderbilt to bring in Notre-Dame. I feel like you would do that in two seconds if you could. But I don't think you can. Now here's what's cool about Missouri or interesting, let's say about Missouri. Should Missouri decide it would like to go to the Big Ten. Let's say hypothetically with Kansas and bring another AAU institution with a sort of all around athletic competition that's fairly solid with the St. Louis market. And a new state for the Big Ten, would that be valuable and would Missouri and the SEC come to some mutual agreement to let them leave if the SEC felt like they could replace them. And my argument would be either Oklahoma state or West Virginia would be an awesome fit. West Virginia to me walks talks and acts like an SEC school. It has always been it just means more in Morgantown. Always. The fans, the brand, now the one problem with West Virginia compared to North Carolina as a state in Virginia as a state, not enough talent. They do not produce enough talent for the SEC to look at West Virginia and say, you know what? We've got to be in West Virginia. It's not even close to the same population size. Let's not get into the reasons as to why. But it's not even close to the population size for North Carolina and Virginia when it comes to producing football players, recruiting. And TV audience. So I love the idea of West Virginia and the SEC. I think they fit perfectly. And I would replace them from Missouri in two seconds. If I was in charge and didn't have to worry about any legal ramifications. Because I think Missouri walks and talks and acts like a Big Ten school. But I don't think they're leaving. And I don't think West Virginia is going to get an invite. I hope they do. I love that program. I hope they do. Give me some old major Harris and some pat white highlights. I'm good with West Virginia, man. I'm cool. 855-242-7285 Terence in Oklahoma terrance. What's up, man? Welcome to the Paul fine bomb show. Hey, not much, how you doing? Can you hear me okay? Yeah, I got you. Hey, so all that kind of agree with you, man. I like traditional stuff. And I think this realignment is not going to do anything. It's going to keep it the same people that's going to make it into the playoffs is going to be there. But something interesting, what if you take Texas, Oklahoma, northern name, you go ahead, throw in Oklahoma state, and mainly Baylor, and you take the North Carolina and you take the Virginia state and you form a conference that way. Because of our Texas and Notre-Dame has big money and you join those other two, man, and you got to recruit and recruit issues that's going to be real big, man. That's going to really put a lot of pressure on the SEC and also so the Big Ten as well, I think, man, that'd be something you just started a whole new conference since they're doing it. I'm going to hang up and you let me know what your thoughts are on that. Thanks, Terrence. I think that would have been a great idea ten years ago. And I'm not trying to be snarky here. I'm not trying to be a smart ass. I think that we're past that. I mean, Texas and Oklahoma are members of the SEC. For all intents and purposes. They're not legally there yet, but I mean, this is a done deal. Now, here's what I'd like to know. And I don't, I don't know where the timelines, how they officially line up. Greg sankey and that four person committee that was working on playoff expansion said that they've been working on it for two years keeping it quiet. And if they had been working on it for two years and they were able to get the PAC 12, the big 12, the ACC and the rest of the other conferences to vote for expansion. I don't believe we are sitting here today with the problems we are facing. Because if the PAC 12 has an automatic path to the playoff and the big 12 has an automatic path to the playoff, why would Texas and Oklahoma USC or UCLA leave those conferences when they had automatic bids to the national championship tournament right in front of them? And let's be very clear, despite the jokes about Texas and the jokes about USC, what are the best programs in

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:35 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"About this sport. And so I don't know. I don't even know if I answered your question. I think I just have a soapbox with mad about money or something. No, it's okay. Here's what's funny about talking to so many people in the business right now. Everyone agrees we all feel the same emotions. We don't have any solutions on how to stop it from happening. Right. And because this is the example I always use. The Iowa wave. Chris marrow joining us here by the way on the Paul fine bomb show Braden Gaul. The Iowa wave at the end of the first quarter, turning around to wave at sick children. That is what is great about college football, trying to cheer up a group of kids. That is what makes it great. Having a trophy and a nickname for Oregon Oregon state. Like that is what I bring that one up. Okay. Very specifically for a very specific reason, Chris. That is right. Those are the things that I grew up loving about college football. I'm only a couple of years older than you, but that my concern with a 48 team breakaway, while we can still watch BYU and coastal Carolina, we can still watch the Apple cup or Iowa Iowa state or whatever. We can still watch all this stuff. Are you cultivating a new generation of fans that loves all those little weird idiosyncrasies that we do or are they missing are they missing the calculations? I guess is my question. Yeah, I mean, I tell you what. Anybody that knows me knows my disdain for Oregon say athletics and why. But I will say, it's funny, when you talk about just stuff like that, man, you talk about the trophies and use that specific thing. This is like kind of getting ahead of our skis here, and this is probably just me being overreactive, but you look at, you look at just the nature of how the next generation is. I don't want to sound old, but they're already what was the Oregon state game call. I still call it the Civil War, so. Right. You know that, you know, they try to deal away with that last year and they're saying they're not going to call it Civil War anymore. And that's in the state that was last time I checked, not even close to being involved in the Civil War. So I wonder where all that kind of stuff goes when you talk about and again, like there's so much of it that's probably going to be discussed today, but if you wonder where what's the state of console looks when you have this influx of change and its influx of like almost like the over overcompensating culture changes as well. And I wonder what it looks like. But I tell you what, man, I said this here today and it probably should be printed on kind of a throw pillow or a T-shirt, but like football find a way, right? I mean, everyone loves football, and it'll still be there. And if anyone feels that idea, just know that I'm already trademarking it, 'cause you're not put that on a T-shirt. And if you find that. You don't have any lawyers settle down. No, I don't, I don't. I didn't trademark it either. So you got to get lawyers, you got to start spending lots of money for trademarks. Come on, dude. No, I'm with you, man. I think on Saturdays, especially in the south, and especially in the Midwest, people are still going to show up at the exact same parking spot, smoke their stupid mustard barbecue meat, and they're going to go into the exact same place and then sit in the exact same seat where an exact same shirt, singing the exact same fight song, cheering for their exact same team. I don't think that part of it's going to change, especially for people in the southeast. And yeah, you know what, maybe that's maybe that's why it's either. Maybe it becomes like, you know, kind of like what it was decades ago, which is like the saving grace and it's like, you know, this compromise of difference where you have all these things changing around you, but the one steady state thing was at least they have college football that we can all huddle around the TV or a tailgate. A bevy of different sauces for Braden and watch the games that way, because it really is a shame you think about just how much change is going on in general. It'd be a shame to have this be a miscalculated step. You know what I mean? And we don't know how it's going to change. I think it's easy to sit here and say, well, you know, the sky is falling. Everything's going to be awful. It's because it's different. People don't like change. One thing I've always learned. People hate spiders and change. That's incorrect. Also factually untrue. I love Spider-Man. They eat all of my bugs. They're wonderful. I love having spiders in my yard. Of course you had to push back on fire. Even my kids like spiders. True story. Okay. All right, well, never mind. I apologize just ring up that very very innocent subduct there. You know what I hate? Mosquitos. And you know who eats? Yeah, okay. People hate mosquitos and change. But yeah, I mean, I wonder what that looks like. Moving forward because it's like, there's been a ton of change in Costco over the years, right? A hundred years ago, or did you talk about like our grandparents, those are like my dad being like, I'll tell you what, Bear Bryant. He's always said, there's only two things can happen when you pass the football. And one of them is bad. And I was like, well, that's the dumbest thing we've ever heard, dad. So think that we moved away from stuff like that, but who knows how much changes is too much, but it should be, I'm just excited, we're less than what about 50 days away from another season, regardless of all that. I can't wait for that. Technically it's three things that can happen in two of them are bad, technically. Also, listen, you want to challenge fair Brian. I don't know if this is the crowd to do it in front of, but I respect you for it. That's fine. That's fine. It's mosquitos change and then the humanitarian bowl. Those are the things we all hate. Together. Exactly. Together, I don't know why we're picking on the humanitarian bowl today, but it's just part of the job. Chris, thank you so much, man. Advert fun quest on Twitter, of course, Saturday down south college football and censored podcast. Thank you, my man. Good to talk to you. But that was a good brother. That's how you soon. And Chris marler there, we appreciate him joining us. Yeah. Mosquitos and change. Spiders are cool, man. Don't hate on spiders. I have a four to 5 year old daughter. They love spiders. You wanna know why? 'cause they eat all the other bugs in my yard. Love me some

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:13 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Then what happens is Notre-Dame gets forced into the arms of the Big Ten. And the SEC right now, as far as I see it, has vested interest in that not happening. I don't know why people think there's going to be a bunch of more moves on this. What does the SEC gain from doing anything right now today? They don't even have Texas and Oklahoma yet. I think should there be some movement with the PAC 12 and the big 12, should they come to some agreement or if there's a hostile takeover or there's some formation of some new conference in the big 12 of the pack 12, then I think you could in theory see Texas and Oklahoma get out of that deal earlier. Get into the get into the SEC and maybe that's when there's a sense of urgency, hey, what's the next move for us? USC and UCLA don't show up for two more years in the Big Ten. I think people are pretty settled right now for two more years. I think we love listen, I'll be guilty of this. I'm guilty of this. I love the rumors. It's catnip to me. I hear somebody say something to me on background and I hear somebody mentioned this school, interested in that and I hear from a coach over here about this and then you talk to an AD about that and you're like, this is all real interesting. Guess who's not in the meeting rooms making these decisions? Coaches and ADs. They're not. So while it's all fun and terrifying, all at the same time. I don't think anything's going to happen, folks. I think the SEC, the Big Ten Notre-Dame, those three entities, they're going to sit firm for a little while. And be very careful and very strategic about what they do. And in my opinion, Notre-Dame just sits back and waits, bides its time until it is forced into a conference. And right now, that ain't happening. Because they have a path to the playoff and they can negotiate their own TV rights. Full stop. Until one of those two things changes, Notre-Dame may join an a league. Would it be fun to watch the SEC snake Notre-Dame away? Yeah. It would be fun to watch Big Ten fans react to that. Just as a guy who lives in Nashville, Tennessee in the south, I'd be cool with that. I think it would be fun to watch the chaos in the world burn to the ground. That'd be fun. But it's more than likely going to end up in the Big Ten, but it's more than likely not going to happen for years. So I think Notre-Dame's not the battleground here. The battleground is the state of North Carolina and the state of Virginia. That is the battleground. Where does the Big Ten footprint end? The northern border of Virginia. Where does the SEC footprint end? The southern border of North Carolina. Where are there a boatload of football recruits? From D.C. all the way down to the South Carolina border. That is where there are tons of football recruits, big TV markets, lots of fans who care about football and basketball. Those two states are the battleground. For the SEC and the Big Ten moving forward. And by default, they're television partners. Namely, us. So I think what's interesting is going to be how those teams are divvied up. Because I think that is what's going to take a couple of years to figure out. I think that was in the next steps for both conferences. With the possible exception of Oregon and Washington for the Big Ten, they can kind of just go get them whenever they want. But they have to be strategic and very careful about when and how they go do that to make themselves the most amount of revenue. Does the big tent have a different brand identity, culturally than the SEC? Yeah, it does. They care far more about AAU. They care far more about the chemistry professors and the mathematics professors and the trig professors all working together and getting funding for their academics. There's more of a focus on the athlete part of the student athlete, let's call it. In the big tent. As part of their core cultural brand. And the SEC wants to dominate you on the football field. I mean, facts are facts, folks. So the key for North Carolina and Virginia is how do those teams get divvied up? Is it North Carolina the biggest brand? Is it Virginia tech the biggest brand in the state of Virginia? Are those the top two? And here's what we'll do. Coming up next, I will explain why I think it's North Carolina and Virginia tech and why I think one league has an advantage over the other. I'll explain that. Coming up next. Braden gall in for Paul find bomb, this is ESPN radio, the Paul pine bomb show. You are listening to the Paul fine bomb Joe podcast. Paul fine bomb show Friday afternoon. ESPN radio Braden Gaul in for Paul today at brayden Gaul on the Twitter machine if you want to get involved that way. So we're having some phone line issues, some technical difficulties. We are getting that worked out for you. But if you would like to comment, if you'd like to chime in, the menches are open. At Braden Gaul on the Twitter machine, feel free to jump in that way if you want to. We, of course, we'll get to Chris Lowe, Chris marler, Alex mcdaniel coming up a little bit later on. But here's the deal with North Carolina, Virginia, the states. State of North Carolina state of Virginia. And why I think that is the battleground that is currently where the war is being waged, the expansion war is being waged in Virginia and North Carolina between the Big Ten and the SEC. Listen, listen, we are ESPN. So that is not lost on me, as I say these words. But ESPN has the ACC network and is a major partner of the ACC. Of course, ESPN has all of the SEC. Why would it not allow the SEC if there's some sort of war going on between the Big Ten and the SEC for the states of North Carolina and Virginia, which could involve, obviously, Virginia and Virginia tech could also involve North Carolina, NC state, maybe duke, unfortunately, sadly, I don't think wake forest is involved in that.

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:26 min | 11 months ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"I'm the SEC. I got the most money. I got the best teams. I got the best conference. We recruit the best territory. Why am I not hurry? To rush this. Notre-Dame's not in any hurry to join a conference either. They have a path to the playoff and their own TV contract. Why would they join a conference? They could still play USC, they could still play Stanford and Michigan and some of the ACC games. There's nothing change in there for Notre-Dame. They're not joining the league anytime soon. I think it's going to be pretty calm for the Big Ten, the SEC and Notre-Dame here moving forward. I think there's going to be a lot of strategery coming up and taking place. But you know what? Don't take my word for it. We'll ask Chris Lowe about that. My name is Braden Gaul, at Braden Gaul on Twitter in for Paul fine Bond. We're going to get the phone lines working. You guys have been trying to get in. We'll get them working here for you guys. So just sit tight. Chris Lowe, ESPN college football writer and analyst coming up when we come back right here on ESPN radio brain gall in for Paul this is the Paul fine bomb show. You are listening to the Paul fine bomb show podcast. Here on ESPN radio, Braden Gaul. In for Paul at brayden Gaul on the Twitter machine, if you want to get Timmy there, Chris Lowe from ESPN joining us here momentarily. 855-242-7285. And by momentarily, I mean right now. We will talk to Chris here just a second. So obviously we're working through some technical issues with the phone, so just sit tight for us, man. We'll get to you guys here in just a little while. Obviously, I missed all of your beautiful voices and can't wait to talk with you, but we'll get it all figured out here. So 855-242-7285 again at brayden gall. I do have some trap games I want to get to and I know that's like a cliche when you hear the word trap game and we talk about championship caliber teams in college football, but really how many games are on Alabama or Georgia schedule that they're going to lose. How many are realistic potential losses? There's not many. So we'll get into a couple of those in the SEC and maybe some other conferences as well for championship caliber teams like Ohio State. Maybe Clinton belongs in that conversation. A and M belongs in that conversation. Does Michigan belong in that conversation? I think Baylor, Oklahoma state, NC state, Oregon, Utah, USC may be even belongs in that conversation. I'm not talking national championship. I'm talking about conference championships and then path into the playoff. So we'll get into some trap games as well as our main topic today that I'm trying to be positive. It's just trying to appreciate the good with the bad on realignment. And what comes with realignment is a bunch of new cool stuff. And I am hopeful that Pittsburgh and West Virginia can get back together. I'm glad that Texas and Texas a and M are getting back together. I'd love to see Kansas and Missouri get back together. The border war. I hope that the PAC 12 rivalries can be sustained through all of this chaos. But it does allow for some new cool stuff. So I do want your feedback and we'll get to you guys. You can get me on Twitter by the way before the phones get fixed here at Braden Gaul on Twitter as well. Dante Moore, big time commitment today for the Oregon duck speaking of Oregon. The Detroit native there on top two, three quarterback, depending on what service you look at, Oregon ducks signed one of the best players in the country. So now you have arch Manning at Texas. You got Niko yamaya, Tennessee and you've got Dante Moore at Oregon. So the ducks and Dan lanning doing good work on the recruiting trail to go get the big 5 star quarterback out of Detroit. So some interesting news there. As well. Joe theismann had some interesting comments on Notre-Dame. That we'll get to also, as Notre-Dame, I just want to know what people think Notre-Dame looks like right now. Like, what is Jack swarbrook in the board of directors and whatever the terminology is for Notre-Dame? What do they look like right now? Are they are they sitting in like a big lazy boy with a nice glass of Cabernet, like reading the Old Testament just chilling? Like is that what Notre-Dame is doing right now? I don't think they're in any hurry to do anything. I don't think they have any impetus to do anything. I don't think there's any leverage by anyone. Does the Big Ten have a slightly better case now that they have USC and UCLA? Sure, okay. If they add Stanford, okay, maybe I could see that adding some leverage. There's only one way that Notre-Dame joins a conference. One way, in my opinion. And unfortunately, it's not the one that would save the ACC. If Notre-Dame joins the ACC, it saves the conference. They probably go out and grab, I don't know, West Virginia, let's say. They get to 16, they can renegotiate their grant to rights, re stabilize, become more financially competitive, and I think the ACC, maybe that keeps the ACC alive for ten, 15 years longer than we're concerned about right now. I don't think that's going to happen. There's no incentive for Notre-Dame to do that. The ACC has fallen too far behind the Big Ten in the SEC. So why don't they go into the SEC? Why don't they go into the Big Ten? Right now, the SEC has vested interests in Notre-Dame staying independent. This is why they were okay baking in language into their potential playoff expansion format. So that Notre-Dame didn't have to play in a conference championship game. They were willing to concede that for Notre-Dame. You're not allowed to get a buy. But you don't have to play a conference championship game. You don't have to be in a conference. We'll give you, you get the Notre-Dame exception because you're Notre-Dame. And frankly, if we are in a two horse race for college football supremacy between the Big Ten and the SEC now, which is by all accounts where we are, why would the SEC give the other horse a leg up? The only way Notre-Dame ends up in a conference. Is if we have this 40 team breakaway that is no longer a part of the NCAA and it's just the SEC just the Big Ten and no one else is allowed to compete in their playoff. I don't think that's what's going to happen. I think that would be terrible for the game. But it's possible. And if it does happen, and you've got 40, 42, 44 teams that have broken away that are going to play their own playoff. And you have to be in one of those two leagues, which, frankly, the names don't even matter at that point. It's just, that's just the

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"You guys want to chime in and I want to let you eat 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5 Jason in Kentucky. Thanks for calling the poll find bomb Well, as a Kentucky man, I love me some Oscar, she weigh, 'cause you can figure it out in life that he loves God and he stayed home. Okay. For a reason to figure out college kids and I was a college kid at one time and got paid to play and then I joined the army, but it is what it is. I was back in 2001. Thank you for your service. I appreciate you appreciate you serving. So I mean, do you think we've got it wrong on where the kids should be now? On where this is going down? No, they should definitely get paid. When I was when I was an athlete, it was 24/7 7 days a week, brother. There is no doubt about that. It still is for everybody involved. So you're good with name image likeness you're good with all of it. Well, I mean, we have to make the playing field even, but we also, I mean, I haven't been a football fan in 27 years as a UK guy, and I love what's going on in the UK. Look, and Jason, I agree with you on that. Thanks for the call. And again, thank you for your service. I appreciate it more than you know. And you start talking about teams that are worth watching. That Kentucky football program and the way they've turned it around and we found ourselves this year this past season on both of the college football shows I hosted on Saturdays on ESPN. We found ourselves constantly looking at it saying, all right, what's we're going to do this week, right? So I'm all in on everything that's happening right now for Kentucky football. And I think it's great for the SEC. Braden Gaul said with me earlier when he was on that, yes, we can all agree that there are three teams, probably right now at the very, very top when you talk about a and M and you talk about Alabama and you talk about Georgia. If you want to look at four through ten, boy, you can make a compelling argument for several of those teams on why each of them belongs at the top of the next tier. Whatever that tier might be. So I think we're just at the beginning of an exciting time. Frankly, for much of the SEC that's trying to figure out a way to build towards the top. That's why even when Texas and Oklahoma come into the SEC, I think it turns out to an even bigger win, but it speaks to everything that we're going to talk about next week with the SEC sitting down and figuring out what their future looks like as a conference. You got to understand there are 5, 6, 7 teams that every single year believe that they're going to start the year with the real shot of the playoffs. And I said it earlier, like once you start your season, you know one thing for darn shirt in the SEC. There's one thing you can be 100% sure of in the SEC. That is, if you come in and you take care of your business, you're going to the college football playoff, right? You come in and you beat everybody, you're going to get it done. Where it gets hairy is what happens when all of these teams that are really good. Start beating up on each other. And that's why I think the SEC needs to start now with a campaign to make sure that the college football playoff understands what's at stake in that conference, understands every single ounce of what they're trying to accomplish. And why I think at some point the future of the SEC is getting rid of divisions within the conference so that you make sure every year you got a chance at your two best teams, both making the college football playoff. Like there has to be a way for the SEC. What you're thinking not just to now, but you're thinking of the entire future of what could hold in a college football playoff world. 855-242-7285 don't want to cut any officer. We'll let you guys keep taking over Nepal fine bomb show when we come back. It's a Paul fine bomb show, Jason Fitz, sitting in for Paul. Thank you for listening to the Paul fine bomb show podcast. The Paul fine bomb show airs weekdays on the SEC network beginning at three eastern. Hey everyone, this is Zach low, check out my podcast, the low post where I talk to people in and around the NBA about every thing going on in the basketball world, the one and only Nikola Jokić, the most watchable, telegenic player in the NBA, NBA. Players, trends, under the radar teams, everything. I am a longtime holder of all the Devin Booker stock I can buy. And I'm not cashing in 'cause I think he's gonna keep getting better. Listen and subscribe to the low post wherever you listen to podcasts..

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"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"braden gaul" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"But you're right about just kind of the nature of the SEC east for one team to rise up and this is just this is just how it works. Somebody has got to fall down. And who is slipping in the SEC east right now? I think you see Tennessee as a team on the rise under Josh hypo, Kentucky's not going anywhere. South Carolina is Shane beamer made some progress this year. Georgia is not going anywhere. Florida is you could say the other going to slip a little bit but they weren't very good this year. There were 6 and 6. So for Missouri to make that climb and to be a more of a contender and to get squarely in that second tier behind Georgia, somebody's got a slip and the best easiest way for you to move up is to beat one of those teams above you. And that's been a challenge from Missouri. They haven't beaten Tennessee yet under drink with. They split with Kentucky. They have beaten South Carolina both times, split with Florida. So you got to build some traction by beating the teams in your division. And I'm not sure we know enough about what this team is going to look like next year to make really solid predictions on that. Dave matters St. Louis post dispatch. Thank you so much for hanging out, man. Happy holidays to you and the family. We appreciate it. Thank you. Great. My pleasure. Thanks. Always a pleasure. Dave matter from the St. Louis post, dispatch at Dave underscore matter excellent excellent coverage of the Missouri tigers in there. Eli Drake, which is a fascinating dude, I love the schtick. I think it's great. And he's recruiting like crazy, but that recruiting has to turn into wins quickly or expectations disappoint quickly. My name is Braden Gaul filling in for Paul 855-242-7285 back to your calls. Next, Paul 5 mom show ESPN radio. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. So your brain surgeon. Yeah, but part time. Part time brain surgeon, full-time football fan. How was that possible? AT&T 5G with reliable football alerts and fast streaming, I am always thinking about the game. Well, I hope not when you're operating..

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