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"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Michigan, who didn't have that starting running back. Okay? Now, tell me who or Ohio State beating. I'll be happy to tell you that. They'd be noted in the opener. Okay. I discount that tremendously being a home game. And then they beat Penn State on the road by I think 12 points in October, Penn State will be probably in the top 7 or 8 tomorrow night. Okay. All right, so you put Ohio State in the air. So you're going to ask me who Alabama has beaten or are you just going to leave that out? Well now let's talk about that. Who has Alabama being? They have beaten Texas without its starting quarterback for three quarters by a field goal at the gun. One win that I can think of and the other one I would say is probably old myths or Mississippi state, two four lost teams. Whenever you talk about ASTC, anything can happen. And by the way, apparently that may be applicable in other cases, but are you impressed by beating Texas, all miss and Mississippi state? Now, I'm impressed by losing even though we lost. We lost the team. Two top ranked teams by a total of combined points four points. Now I'm aware of those games. But you still say, Ohio State got beat the sleep at home and you still saying they are getting in before Alabama. Are you biased against Alabama? I mean, you work for the SEC network. Stacy, let me answer the question this way. I'm not biased against anyone. I was asked an honest question on a nationally televised show today and I gave an answer. What does that have to do with where I work? Well, I just think that would you prefer for me to give you a give opinions based on where I live and where I went to school and where I work or would you like an honest opinion? Well, I appreciate your honor's opinion. I mean, that's your opinion. And I appreciate that, but at the end of the day, Paul, I just think that, you know, you go on the road in a very heated environment and lose by three points, lose by one point. But then you get you at home and you play and you get beat by 22 points. And that team is not. I want to make it clear to you, Stacy, I'm well aware of the environments of all those places. I appreciate the call though. Bruce Feldman on the latest with the auburn coaching search after this. Hey there, I'm Julie foudy alongside lindell zowe from the podcast, laughter permitted. It's been so much fun to watch women's sports is just crushed it on so many fronts over these past few years, especially, but did you know, even though 84% of fans are interested in watching women's sports, female athletes receive only a fraction of media coverage. Our friends and ally believe when we invest in women's sports,
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"That is going to change the dynamics of patients with athletic directors for coaches who say, hey I've only been here four or 5 years. This is only going to be my 6th year, give me some time. Not when you're seeing results like we are already this college football season. I'll show you what we are going to do today. The guest list is absolutely stunning, as always, Bruce Feldman on the coaching carousel. And a year later on Lincoln Riley, we got Dan wetzel, the all time curmudgeon of the playoffs, and then Spencer in Richard and we will certainly break in as we await news from auburn, and that has been the story of the weekend after the games, what's happening when we last saw you, lane kiffin was the prohibitive favorite. He pulled himself out and signed a new deal with all this. Now all eyes on Hugh fries is there a mystery candidate? What's taking so long? Why is it now two O 6 in Lee county down there in Alabama? And we still don't have a coach. Most of us thought they had to have a coach in by today to get ready for the portal to get ready to get back on the road. We still expect something soon. So we will keep you updated on that. Let's get to the phones and we start with Eric in Louisiana. Eric good afternoon. Go through mister Paul. Happy holidays. Thank you and yours. Appreciate. You had a phone call last week, a gentleman said, laying kipping was not in a 100% not going to take that all the job is going to stay put in O miss and that's exactly what happened. And he also said he's waiting for a better job, which is Alabama. And I wanted to know if you remember that phone call and what's your take on that if he would be all right on that subject. Let me say this. I don't think the two are connected. I mean, I've never seen any evidence that lane kiffin is the designated successor in Alabama. It's not as if lane Kevin isn't trying to be the designated successor with all the tweets about the goat, but I don't think those are connected. I think lane kiffin obviously played one versus the other. There are many people who strongly believe that lane kiffin was heading to auburn as recently as Friday afternoon and to this moment I'm not sure what changed. I think the inability to announce that higher on Friday because at a deference to Cornell Williams may have gotten in the way and Saturday morning he was gone. John is in Louisville. Hey John, good afternoon. It's gone from lame to Shane. The train. Yes. Hey, I went to the game, but did you do a welfare check on Jeff today? Have not heard from Jeff today, but I'm sure he will be screaming as usual. Yeah. It was the epicenter. He was right. The ESP and Fox crew there had 17 million watching and I really the whole crowd expected Ohio State to win. And just as the game kept going on, particularly a quorum out, it just got quieter and quieter by the fourth period, people were leaving and but yet I'd say about 60% of the Ohio State crowd stayed just kind of stunned in their seats while Michigan planted the flag on the big O there. It was kind of embarrassing. But Paul, I'm really disappointed in how state and Alabama. I think legends right, they need to clean up the coordinators down there at Alabama. I mean, they've had top three classes the last 5 years. Same with Ohio State. I was watching those last two large runs, Ohio State had 8 men within 5 yards and the last run they had 11 men within 5 yards and they couldn't stop the run. I mean, they need a new coordinator. But I think as far so how stay in Alabama getting to the playoffs, they'll have to buy tickets. And what do you think of Nebraska and Wisconsin hires? Yeah, we're talking about Matt rue and Luke fickle. I think they're both phenomenal hires. I think rural is really Nebraska's last chance. And so let me ask you, okay. Last question is, did I really hear you say you've vacillated on who is the number one team for the CFP and all night? And that you picked a House state over Alabama number 5? I said both of those things. Yeah, while I was watching the game, I thought Michigan was the number one team. And then I sobered up. Those miniatures on airlines can do things to your mind as you're watching a game on Delta Air Lines. As far as the other choice, I don't, frankly, will probably not get there. So these are just into the bar room conversations, but I was asked this morning on get up about Ohio State versus Alabama and I think that without using all the metrics to me, who have you beaten and Ohio State has better wins in Alabama does. Hey, just a fact check from last week. Your number one caller legend did the turkey awards and he identified augie of Louisville and I would just want to on paper that augie's never been here. He's not licensed to practice here. He's never been invited. So in all due respect to your number one caller legend, he's from New Orleans. Well said, thank you, Dave is up next in Kentucky. Hey, Dave. Hey, Paul. What can you freeze bring to the table that Cadillac Williams can't? I think that's a good question that goes unanswered at this hour.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"SEC west shown he has no fear of Nick Saban or competing with him and he's a really terrific offensive mind and I think another part of this would lane is I think he fits and people he's found his voice and you see it on social media. You see kind of some of this where I think he's much more comfortable. Certainly more comfortable than he was when he was out here as a younger head coach at USC or when he was kind of couldn't get out of kept on kind of getting himself into trouble at Tennessee. He is really taken to it and I think if you're auburn, man, that that could be very attractive to making us compete with the people we feel like we need to compete with because right now they're pretty far away from that. Amazing conversation, Bruce Feldman, many thanks, appreciate it. We'll be watching it this weekend. Bruce joining us from the athletic and Fox. Heading to the break. Your phone call is in a minute. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. And we are back in John is up next in Louisville. Hello, John. Hey, good afternoon, Paul, great interview with Bruce selman. Thank you. Something keeps resonating with me is every time they bring a few freezes baggage shows up with them. Do you kind of feel that way now? Well, G freeze has baggage, but he has something that outweighs baggage. And that's credibility with wins. And that went against Arkansas was really big. Phenomenal. Yeah, but I'm just getting the feeling laying kief in his maybe the top person. Don't you feel that way about auburn? Yeah, it just seems like the lane train is where the action is. And I can't wait to see lane on Friday when we interview him. Because lane has spent the entire week. Do you know what he's been doing? He's been defending Nick Saban. And talking about you. And then I remember two weeks ago, he was promoting Dion for the auburn job. For one of the best play callers in the country, I'm not sure I'm buying this or are you? No, not at all. By the way, reference to Michigan in 20 20 season. They had to replace 18 players. So that was part of the reason they had such a horrible season. If pogy coming along was interesting too, because his son played for Michigan up through, I think, the two 19 season. I think what's interesting is you compare this to maybe Alabama's. It seems in the team, not just good culture, but they're having fun. They're enjoying their smiling. I don't get that feeling from Alabama, do you? No, because I just think when you are the king, you can relate to politics if you want. You can relate this to anything that you choose. But when everything in college football revolves around you for as long as it has revolved around Alabama, Nick Saban, and suddenly you're having to ask answer questions like he did today about, well, so and so said this about you. And Sabin said, listen, we're only four points away from being undefeated. I wasn't sure I could believe my eyes because that's what Eli drink says. It doesn't usually have to defend himself because he doesn't usually lose two games in a season. One other thing I noticed, Paul is they talked about gaddis and he's moved down to Miami where he's not doing so hot. But I thought the difference last year is Jim Harbaugh put back his stamp on the offense. It was a running offense. Pass option. What he had at Stanford. What he had at San Francisco to seems like gaddis moved to the sidelines, although he did win the award, but did you find that it was more Harbaugh's offense? And ultimately, he's a really good coach. You know, I've had my fun with him, but that's primarily because of one game. And that's the Ohio State game. Thanks for the call. Auggie. Is up next. Paul, I didn't know John was such an expert on Michigan football. That was like, wow, listen to this. You're really into it, huh? All right, good news. Speaking of lane kiffin and Nick Saban, do you think that it's lane's favorite pastime to annoy Sabin? Yes, I do. And I think what's really remarkable is that so many people are gullible, including about 95% of the media in the SEC. That nobody bothers to say, hey, Elaine, there's an ulterior motive here. He's like playing Nick Saban this week. Let me distract him even more. But laying exactly. Lame loves to poke the bear and he also loves to defend Nick Saban. That's one of his favorite pastimes. And it's so genuine, too. If they were passing in the hotel in late, hello coach Sabin and smiled and walked past safe and looked at that little SOP. He's trying to get under my skin. Just by being. But do you think there's really a true affection that kiffin has for statement for really rehabilitating him? There's got to be deep down is really got to love him or something. I think anyone who works for Nick Saban has an appreciation for his greatness, but. There's also a fraternity that is very large and I don't want to act like I know what I'm talking about here, but when they get together, the subject turns to papa. Yeah, okay. I can understand that. Paul, speaking of coaches, Mike leach, goofy stitch. Is it paying in dividends this year? Or do you think he's having a less than expected year? Well, let's look at it realistically. He's sitting on three losses right now, which is okay. But that's not really telling the whole story. Georgia Saturday night on this on Thanksgiving. If he loses both of those games, nobody's going to think he's funny. And as far as drink with, are you buying him holding on him, selling him? I just, you know, it's like the old, I'll have what he's having because I don't know, I don't know what went into that contract extension. I don't know what the contract says. Other than he's making more money. To me, the money is irrelevant. It's the buyout. Did his buy out go up or down? Because why do you extend someone and reward them with more money when or if there is no one else trying to hire your guy? Because he has a 15 and 17 record right now. And he doesn't really prove anything. I mean, there may be potential, but there's unproven potential and as far as pitman is having a very disappointing year disappointing year. Okay. Well, right now it's a disappointing year that could get better with a strong finish. And I think his season really is all about Saturday. And should they win that game, and then I think they have what Missouri, well, I just thought of it. They have all mister Missouri. I mean, if he wins out, then I think he can he can say we did okay. The a and M game was just an absolute bad bounce, but the liberty game to me, it feels like it was an aberration. Yeah, but still, it was, it was liberty and I know liberty's pretty good. By the way, I've seen liberty play twice now this year. They're very good. I don't know. I don't know how they get to be there. How do they get so physical? Is my question? But Paul, what is Bill O'Brien and Pete golden where cartons of milk in the grocery store? What would their exploration that says? Let me check one of the last Alabama gamers this year. And him and hooker, how badly was his Heisman chances hurt this Saturday? This past Saturday. Badly. That's what I thought. I'm with you on there. And speaking of exploration dates, you know, the milk cartons, if you've seen this kid call the number, do you think Alabama's defense is got a milk
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"The NCAA has been dizzy today that we heard already about the bull situation. Not the both situations, the conference situation. Now they're got some news about the 25 scholarship limit, as long as you have 85, you can. Go over that limit or there is no limit. So good for the NCAA glad to see they're working. Whatever that means. Let's get back to the calls here at 855-242-7285. Michael and North Carolina. Hey Paul, I was really impressed you opened the show today talking about Nick Saban learning things because you may recall yesterday. I called in and I apologize. I was a little hard on legend because he wants to always reference saving as the great teacher that made everybody else great, but I challenged you yesterday a little bit to think about Nick Saban as the most adaptive investment learned in college history. And I just wondered your thoughts about that. Nick Saban, is he a greater teacher or a greater learner? Well, you know, I think sometimes you have to learn before you can teach. And I think the mark of a great leader is someone who's willing to learn new things and that is part of the Tapestry of Nick Saban as I know you alluded to in others. I think too often when and I see this in my own business and in many others, someone reaches a ceiling a level of accomplishment and they become so arrogant that they become so full of hubris that they will not listen to anyone else. They will not consider anything else. And if you dare disagree with them, they'll cut you off, whether by shutting you down verbally or blocking you on Twitter. And I wanted to point out that Nick Steven, you know, he has, he is perhaps best exemplified in my view as a lifelong learner. And he shows that time and time and time again. His style of football if you look at it over the years has been transformed nearly every year, every other year and certainly based on his slight of players. I wonder about Saban and I don't I know unlike any other person in my business, but in the very rare conversations that I've had with him off camera when the phone rings that rare moment and he's on the other end. He's not calling to tell me how much he knows. He's calling with me or someone else. Our next guess is heard from him as well. Saying, what do you know about this? What do you think about this? He's trying to learn back when I was in Alabama. I used to, I used to see and talk to him quite a bit. And that was usually the genesis of the conversation. It wasn't, you know, know it all, call people to tell you to tell them how much they already know. Smart people called to listen. That's my impression of him. Now here's some of the key key things I want you to comment on. I haven't been skating through after I saw your introduction today. A series of all the people who had coached for him. And I wondered if you could list or name who you think are the top two or three people that have influenced Nick the most or in other words who he's learned the most from. You know, overall in his career, I don't think there's I think with shaben, you always start at the beginning. He's a disciple of Don James. Who was a very, very successful coach. But I think it's pretty well known that he, I think he learned his philosophy from Belichick. Yeah, maybe not everything, but I think Bill Belichick is the second most influential person in his career. And I think the most is his father. Yeah. Yeah, and he's a little bit his father was a coach. I mean, he may not have been a college coach, but he coached whatever the club team was around were saving lived. And I have heard him talk more about his father than any person, other than his wife, but I'm talking about people that would influence him and are coaching from a coaching perspective. Well, it's not an accident. I think that great people in particularly the greatest people many times get their bearings and their basic philosophy from their family members. I would ask a final question, which is if you had to pick an assistant coach that's changed the way he played football or his philosophy, which one or two of those guys would you think influenced him the most in recent years in particular? I would go with lane kiffin because yeah. I mean, people have forgotten savings savings trajectory when he brought kiffin in was under a lot of fire. He had his offense was not getting it done. And he was very angry about the tempo offense. In 19 20, what year was it? 2013, 2014, somewhere in that realm. He was very concerned, 2014. He was very concerned and tried to get the rules changed. And when he couldn't do that, he leaned heavily on lane kiffin and lane kiffin opened the door to this quarterback rush that continues to infuse Alabama's title opportunity, Bruce Feldman, who was just here a minute ago, is reporting a couple of minutes after he left us that Freddie kitchens. Remember him? He was a quarterback at Alabama in 19 97, Freddie kitchens went on to become a Saban graduate assistant at LSU. He later got involved in the NFL. He became the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. 30.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And going, yeah, I know he's not in the portal, but if he wants to go in the portal, here's what we can probably do for him. And so there's a lot of back channel stuff. And I think there's only so many schools that can operate in that way. And I think for the people who are going to know that doesn't happen or that's not as many schools. You keep in mind, whenever you're hearing and again, we've done some really thorough reporting at the athletic on some of these stories. We are hearing about three star defensive line and getting 6 figures. You have to think about it as like, well, the only way these deals are happening are happening with the knowledge of somebody on the coaching staff because people aren't going to throw money at somebody unless they know the staff has some real interest or thinks this player can really help them. So it's really interesting how these things are kind of what had always been below board now has really escalated now in a lot of people's eyes with now it's legal and so they feel like they can really, really step up in a way that maybe they hadn't before. Bruce at the high level, the elite schools a year ago we were, you know, we heard the Bryce young story and mostly it was insignificant money. What's changed? Dramatically. Has it changed at the top 5 to ten schools in the power 5? I think it's change, Paul, because they see you have schools that aren't right now anywhere near the top ten. And there are collectives are throwing 7 figures well into the 7 figures that unproven players and they're able to do that. That's changed, right? So now all of a sudden you have these other schools that have been really good and they're sitting there thinking, you know, this kid was on my board or I think what you do see is it's not the have nots, but it's these other programs that have been that once were good and all of a sudden they want to get back to it where, again, I think there's a desperation. And I feel like that has changed because now some of these players who normally would not be considering these schools are saying, well, if so and so got this amount of money, I'm going to try to get mine. I've heard and been around boosters. And I realized that you're out there right now with all the marketing marks. But it seems like there's going to be booster fatigue pretty quickly. And we're not just talking about paying a little extra for the coach to get a new set of golf clubs. I mean, we're talking about serious money here. I mean, at what point, this is just speculative, but what is going to happen here? Well, what I'm interested for is two things, Paul, what happens when the money that somebody put up for a player maybe next year? What about all the recruits who weren't getting anywhere near that money? And what I'm competing for those positions and the guys who weren't getting that much end up out playing the guys you are. How do you balance that, right? Or does the coaching staff in a position to be inclined to give all every benefit to the guys who are bigger on the payroll? I mean, at the end of the game, at the end of the day, it's about wins and losses, but now you're talking about boosters, where it's almost like some of them are going to feel like they're de facto GMs. And if it's one thing to be Nick Saban, where you have all the cloud in the world and all the credentials, but a lot of head coaches are not in those positions. Maybe they're on the hot seat. Maybe they're still trying to figure it out. And I think those are the dynamics, right? That's going to be really fascinating to watch how it plays out. I also think there's a portion of this where you're going to have some recruits. And I've definitely heard stories of this who maybe did deals for a certain amount of money and then somebody their agent who is now involved in the process, maybe is trying to negotiate with somebody else for more money and they're going to say, well, I know you have a contract with this school, but in our language, you can buy out of this deal, maybe you'll have to give a 100,000 back to this school, but you can get 300,000 from this other school. I mean, if you remember, you're talking about in a lot of cases, 16, 17, 18 year olds, 18 year olds who now are in the middle of this where it's like, it's one thing for it to be a young player who's come out of college. It's another thing for high school kids to be thrown into this now. There's a lot of stuff to get sorted out and you wonder who's coming at them and how many of these agents and lawyers who have gotten involved because they see big paydays at this and they see really uncharted waters. That's the thing that I think is making this even messier because a lot of coaching staffs, I'm not sure they all know exactly what's real and what's not real. Bruce Feldman on the current state of college athletics and it's only may 5th. Bruce, many, many thanks. We will talk to you very soon. Always a pleasure Paul. Thank you. The one and only Bruce Feldman joining us from Arizona covering a major gathering, the biggest gathering in three years of.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"We welcome you back and it's always great to welcome to the show Bruce Feldman from the athletic and Fox Bruce good afternoon. I know you're I think I don't know if you're in Los Angeles today. I would have you would think around the country people are talking final four, but something tells me in LA, the only battle that anyone is talking about was last night at the Oscars. Good afternoon. Good afternoon, Paul. Yeah, I think that kind of took over everything. It's crazy because just a couple of days ago, UCLA was in the middle of the tournament. And then ended up losing to North Carolina who's obviously now going to the final four. But yeah, I mean, like that was like the flap bird around the world. Yeah, no, and. The sports connection is that Will Smith was their last night winning a best actor award based on playing the father of two of the most famous tennis stars of all time. But that's not what they're talking about. They were talking about his alley imitation, but let me get on to college football and speaking of basketball in relation to college football. I was thinking, Bruce, and you've seen a lot if there has ever been anything quite like what we're watching with coach K and I know Tom Osborne retired after winning a couple of titles, but I don't remember him announcing it beforehand. Do you, or do you have anything that's relative to the related to this? No, not to this degree, Paul, just because I think we're talking about it's 20 22 sort of different social media age where everything seems to be heightened. I think you also have, I don't know, what it was in a month ago where it was they played North Carolina and it was a celebrated game, they lose and yet here they are again. We're going to see this game this weekend. I'll be able to put two and an 8 seed, but it's still North Carolina and duke. And so I think there's a lot of there's so much familiarity with those two brands, but certainly with coach K you can make a strong argument that he and John Wooden are the two best basketball coaches in the history of the sport, especially for the last whatever it is 5 decades that he's done it. So I think because of that, you know, to me, it's a lot different this sport because you have a lot of one and guns. There's less familiarity with the players because the players come and go usually on the top teams, whereas the head coaches are the stars and we certainly have that with duke. Talking to Bruce, Bruce, I know you're spending a lot of time on the spring, watching camps, watching player evaluations. As we toured a lot of these spring games, which will start happening with great regularity, what has impressed you as you've done stories and reporting around the country this spring. Well, I mean, just out here, Lincoln Riley and USC started camp last week and you obviously have Caleb Williams. It was such a big name, transfer, because of he had some really special moments last year. And I think because the hype is so big around Ken Lincoln Riley turn, what had really been a mess of a program in USC was so bad last year foreign aid. And it's like, okay, because of the transfer portal and Lincoln just said the other day, he's looking at adding double digit more players. So I think because of the transfer portal, never mind just the NIL element of how it's how the sport has changed because of that, but the transfer portal, I think, makes a lot of people look at it and go, okay, how quickly can a reset happen? Is it crazy to think this team? This scene that was so bad last year could actually jump in and be a playoff contender. I mean, the PAC 12 is down. So I think that can be a big headliner, never mind. You have a lot of other high profile programs. Certainly in the SEC, you have Brian Kelly taken over at LSU, they got started. There's just a lot of intriguing makeovers that are going on right now. With no fees or minimums, banking with Capital One is the easiest decision in the history of decisions, even easier than deciding to listen to another episode of your favorite podcast..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Better than duke about two and a half weeks ago, that opened up a window of confidence for them that they played with ever since. And truthfully, Carolina knows that there are better team than duke and duke knows it too, but however it turns out will be fun to watch. It's a shame about the Villanova kids, but I've got a feeling that the winner of duke North Carolina is going to be our national champion. Now, one other comment, no one Richardson was a great basketball coach at Arkansas. No question about it. And he understands intuitively the importance of giving kids a rail to run on so they don't have to reinvent their game every time they go out and play. He was exactly right. What he said about putting in place early what you do throughout the season and tinkering with it, but never being in a position where you have to make major alterations down the stretch. And Paul, one last comment that's relevant about Kentucky, I think. For the first time ever, an official administration spokesman in the person of their athletic director came out on a network radio show and openly said the Kentucky fan base deserves a better effort than they've had in the last 7 years in terms of being and quest of a national championship. I have to tell you, John calipari will never be fired. But you also have to come to grips with the fact that in 5 years from 2011 to 2015, he made four final fours and won a championship, but ever since the embarrassing loss, he had in 2015 with the best talent ever put on the floor by Kentucky basketball team. They lost that to Wisconsin with poor coaching decisions. The kids, the biscuits and the country no longer really want to play for caliper at Kentucky and he's not been in a final four in the last 7 years. Not to say he's not a great recruiter, he is. He could sell snake oil to anybody. But as far as coaches and those, he's a long way from what Kentucky needs to be a championship contender. With that, I'll hang up the phone, Paul. Thank you. Have you ever seen snake oil? Never seen. How you owe you that line about snake oil salesman? I mean, can you go anywhere in Boston? That's all I want to know. I don't want to do anything else. John is up next in Louisville. Hello, Paul. He sucks the air out of our call. If I ever want someone to do my filibuster, it's him. I think he was a former senator. He does an excellent job. Welcome back. One more thing. Hey, you last week. It felt like it was the legend show featuring Paul finebaum. So welcome back. I've always said this. I'm like a hood or I'm really only necessary because they tell me I need to be here other than that, the show goes on with or without me. So at the end of the tournament, what's your encore for this week for the show? Yeah, we're still struggling with that because last week was so exciting with the caller bracket. And it ended brilliantly. I don't know. We're going to let today marinate a little bit John. It's Monday and a lot of people are not really geared up for high pressure snake oil salespeople. But we will come up with a new gimmick tomorrow to keep you tuned in here. Well, I have an award to propose. It would be for the worst loser or the biggest spoiled sport. And I'm willing to debate my authentic major league bat, signed by Ted Williams, and then every call there can place the name today. Yeah, something tells me that you know where you are. I don't think that would be amazing. Anyways, I know I know. We know who you're talking about. I know you're not. I know you're not an expert or an analyst. And I don't want you to be called out later this week by loudmouth. But can you give us your final two for both the men's and women's championships? I think in the men's it will be duke versus Kansas despite what our senator clay horn just gave. FogHorn, whatever his name is. The women I would like to see who gets in there. I think this game tonight between Yukon and NC states important. Plus, Michigan against Louisville. Yeah, you caught in, who's playing tonight? Michigan against Louisville, and then I think it's Yukon against Louisville. That game and then I think I like NC state over UConn but we'll take a break. We'll talk to Bruce Feldman in a minute. As I deal with the late March pollen, we're coming right back after this. You are listening to the Paul fine bomb Joe podcast. And.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"It's only Wednesday. Here they are billingsley by far the biggest name, the tight end. And he's not the only one you've got quite a few on their Brown and Lanier. How about Paul Tyson, that is the great grandson of yes, you got it. Paul William Bryant junior, he has been the backup for a couple of years at Alabama. It still has eligibility left because of the COVID year exemption. Speaking of the tide, tough news for jamison Williams, he does have a torn ACL. That's how it looked during the game. There was a lot of the confusion at one time. There were reports he was coming back for the second half and obviously those were not true. For that reason, we certainly hope he can recover quickly. He's got a bright future ahead. Would you like to be the quarterback at Georgia? You don't want to be? No. JT Daniels? Stetson Bennett? A lot of big names. Caleb Williams, I didn't realize he had gone to Georgia. He could. And the chokehold of the SEC has on college football. I know viewers and listeners of this show are probably not too surprised by that. Who article? That's the thing that's the theme of every day right now is the choke hold the SEC. There was a big story about Dan woken in USA Today on Monday, the wetzel story today, a lot of the big stories on Greg sankey, the commissioner. And the conference gets stronger while the rest of college football fiddles. Let's get to the program today and it starts with Bruce Feldman. And then Kirk herb street he was in the booth for Monday night's game. We'll get his reaction. Jim Don and the Hall of Fame coach, you gave Kirby smart his first job at UGA. We got basketball. Pretty big time player dropping by. Later in the program. And your phone calls at 8 5 5 two four two 7. Oh, hold on a second. Before I even get to the it's been 41 hours since UGA last one, a national title. That's funny. There were so many tweeted yesterday on Tuesday, the day after he says, it seems like just yesterday that Georgia won a national championship. That would seem like two days ago. Let's get to the calls. At 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5 James starts it off from where else Alabama. What else? Must be a slow day, brother. No, I just had something to do for a couple of minutes, so I thought I'd go to you first. Okay. Oh, you didn't all right today? Yes. Excellent. Have you heard from your most compelling caller? Since Monday night. Well, in terms of big name callers yesterday, we heard from the legend. I'm talking about Bama collars. We heard from legend in Jerome. We predictably did not hear. No, let me crack myself. We heard from legend and Joe from red bay. We did not hear predictably from Jerome, who was always in the witness protection program after an Alabama loss. No Larry, who else did we not hear from? K dob. The artist formally, the greatest color page 54 didn't hear from him. Fairly long list in Nepal. It's a considerably long list of people who don't call in after an Alabama loss. Okay. Tell me something. I heard a relatively, I don't like the word famous, but hard a man only talks show program another day. Talk about how bad the semifinal game for, but we're still angsting for an expansion of the playoff. Do we really believe that more bad football games or don't be good for college football? I don't think more bad would be good, but I think more will be good because you'll ultimately get better games. You have competitive games in the first couple of rounds. I don't know about you. I'm pretty excited about the wildcard games this weekend. There may not be any great games, but there may be. So people enjoy watching college football. You want bad semifinals or do you want bad bowl games? Pick your poison, which is why I'm going to Daryl from Columbus Georgia right now. Well, I surely don't. We get enough bad bowl games, don't we? We do. Paul, Paul. We know they don't stop making excuses. All I'm hear about, man, they always pull this music. Now as if our two receivers hadn't been injured, we would want. No, Georgia had a tight end. He had a banged up shoulder. We went into that game without our leading sack sack or we were leaving the team to say, when he got dismissed from the team, Adam Anderson, he was an all American person. You know, I mean, we've missed a lot. I went in there for a quarterback was out. Tom might excuse his Alabama just take it like it is..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"These guys want to see that you got the hot tubs, the cold tubs. The training room. The massage therapist. The 15,000 ft² weight rooms with four strength and conditioning coaches in there. You got barbershops. You got recreation rooms. You got your protein bars and juice bars. And all the meeting rooms, everything in there. And you're not in these kids, even though one's under construction at Florida, it's not going to be ready to next year, but when you're 18 and 19 years old a year or two years, that's a million years down the line. And you're just not going to get top recruits and that's why Florida state is not any good anymore. Florida's hanging in there, but it isn't Dan Mullen's fault they don't have the facilities. Again, the facility what really killed him was when it made sense to put the facility next to the practice fields, but it delayed the whole football only facility by one year. So everybody has better facility. Kentucky has a football only facility. South Carolina has a football only facility. Tennessee has a football only facility. Georgia has won Florida. You can't recruit, and if you go to the other side of the league, naturally, Alabama, Texas, a and M and a have it. So how is more than going to get 5 star recruits? To me, that sounds like an excuse, a pretty lame one, too, because Florida has been successful before Dan Mullen, you can overcome that. What do you think? What do you think Cincinnati's facilities look like or wake for? They're competing very well right. Now, are they getting the 5 star recruits? You can get them. The facility has been underway for a couple of years. So there's no excuse not to be able to get a player now. When next year, the facility is going to be workable, but we'll talk to Bruce Feldman about this. And it's more than just excuses. It's about a mindset. And that's really one of the problems that Bruce's article points out about Dan moan. But good try. Thanks for giving it a shot. Jeff is up next to hey, Jeff go right ahead. Hey, Paul, how you doing? We are doing great. I'm all have help. But the lies are the last 5 games towards us played. So you had the blackout? You had to hit up and last year. I'm not sure. What did they all have in common? You tell me. Girl called him before the police was going to Alabama. And I got a feeling. He had an issue. Has joined to play the final vehicle. Has Georgia what? As George played anything like Alabama yet. Well, no, because the second best team in the country. There you go. Now we're going to play the offense Alabama's got. So I'm very, he do. What will he do? If I don't do it again this year, will he be on suicide watch? I hope not, because I'd hate to lose Daryl from this show. Hey, we're up against a bright Bruce Feldman joining us in just a minute. Deep dive into the Gators will also.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Bruce a week ago. We were still overreacting or were we to it. Alabama did down in the swamp With a little more reflection maybe hearing that some of the players in the game where we're not one hundred percent thousand. It's just something that nick sabin said today in relation to one of his star linebacker. What what is your take of alabama after four weeks really really really good. I mean remember. They lost you. Know trump picks offense and bless you on the ground running and then remarkable ways and in control But that's just how long to you know what i mean. They looked great in the first couple of weeks. Timing wasn't very feed out right now. I'm interested to see how they plan again. I mean you know the two touchdowns fred or so. And i feel like it's going to be a lot closer than that but at the same time that actually statements twenty three and against his former ages. And i just don't know what day will be eight and see like saving is so is that they find a way to these tiny games and i wouldn't a couple more moments with bruce feldman bruce just looking around the country We know alabama. We know georgia. We think we know were again But what else Is there another team right now or teams that you think maybe maybe not on the same level but at least in the same ballpark. I'm interested to see we see from. Cincinnati has a lot of speed on the quarterback indefinite by week. Coming off of her. Name's i wanna see. Elizabeth playoffs and i think he really good. I just yeah. I don't know. I think a bunch of nfl on that team all coast. I wanna see it. I mean this is a good good notre dame in. it's not a great notre dame. I wanna see how they respond. Like i said that a by weekday she be able to attack notre dame. Let's see if they can really do it because they're not going to get a window into this much more than they have right now is good as it gets with bruce feldman joining us from the athletic many many things russo. You'd be well. We'll be watching this weekend. We're heading to a break. More of your phone calls eight five five two four two seven two eight five and our conversation lane kiffin forty minutes away listening to the paul. Finebaum show podcast. Hey we're back linkin.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"It. Let's check in next with cory. Who is in georgia. Hey corey go right ahead. Hey paul i'm going to skip asking how you're doing. I've heard you say you're about twenty times now. Thank you Quick question regarding georgia and the number one spot. You think as georgia takes arkansas this weekend and dominate. Some pretty much like they have everyone else on the defensive side of the ball this year. Do you think that alone would be enough for them to dethrone alabama for the number one spot or do you think it's ultimately just gonna come down to the head to head matchup between jordan alabama for door to take that number one spot. I don't think this game we'll do it. And you know primarily because alabama's is playing a similar type opponent and maybe in the minds of maybe in the minds of the media and the people that vote even a more dangerous opponent. I don't want to disparage arkansas here. Because i think everyone everyone who is reasonable would agree that they are probably the biggest story in the best story in college. Football auburn perceptively. I don't know many people who think they can win this game. I think a little bit different with the alabama game so. I don't think that will help you in terms of of changing the narrative now ultimately it could change if alabama struggles and georgia continues to dominate. But i don't believe this weekend is going to make any difference. I do think this if arkansas were to beat georgia then we may have a conversation about who the number one team in the country is but but not. Not of georgia wins. Thanks for the call appreciate it. We'll talk to bruce feldman and a couple of minutes about all of these topics and more listening to paul. Finebaum show podcast. We are back. A reminder five o'clock eastern four central. That's forty four minutes from now we will talk to ole miss coach lane kiffin On the big weekend that it is or another reminder two days from now we will be live in tuscaloosa on the campus of the university of alabama. Getting ready for what is easily the biggest football weekend of the year. Bruce feldman joining us He works for fox on the weekend and writes for the athletic. When he's not doing that. Bruce thank you very much. Always great to have you on the program What's going on with college. Football right now is to say the least after four weeks It has been one of the weirdest seasons in the world. What are you hearing for. The reason it Part of it. I think is you lost a lot of big time quarterbacks and so we see that drain of talented clemson where they look much different than they have in the last five six years i mean to me. That's a big thing. Obviously on defense and other things for some of those children's overspending been such a feeling and struggled. I think when. You're seeing some really good quarterbacks emergent other places i mean to me. The most interesting games are going to be the sec. I think arkansas what they have done in the first month of has grabbed everybody. The tension is pretty remarkable. How samson and has turned that program around the league he has and let me let me jump off there for a second and ask you We know we know he's cool guy. he's authentic. he's all these things that you don't see very often. But what is he done You know obviously. He's hired good coordinators to but why is this program so blazing hot right now. I think he's really preached physicality above all else. You saw him and just aac taxes you saw them with texas ain't him last weekend installing nothing fluky about that. You mentioned the coordinators. He's gotta get off into system. I really think barium on berry onum really shut down. The area last year was the waiting attack from the game on sense and people adopted got. I think he is together. Good staff or the biggest thing. I think is. He's he's given that mobile identity in a way that they were kind of spinning wheels previously. And now it's one thing to to to to do this or the first month. I think honestly challenge where a lot of people probably didn't get credit you know. They have a dynamic big little quarterback who was when he was in the game. I know he was banged up in the game. The factors into what they like to do and they have a difference maker outside and trae burks wherever six leads. You twenty five biggest and and bringing the game. I think like really puts a lot of stress on defenses. Because as you know this and you're gonna get you in the face and they're onto to matt green bay mcaliskey and i think that's in charge bruce feldman with us from the athletic. Let's talk about Lane kiffin for a second and matt corral to sediq. You're very familiar with lane will join us in a few minutes. And bruce i it's just it's it's breathtaking to think about where he was what Eight eight years ago this coming weekend versus where he is right now. Yeah i mean look to him because he has made some evolution certainly as a office mind that he are a lot of that. Relation came when he was in touch. Release some out of necessity. And then you trust them entrusted staff ago going really researchy and imbalance some of the things and i think some of those should be old for attacking defended. I think there's always been there you saw of that day. He's got a really good feel for play calling but he has a really good natural showcasing talents and i think what he's done with my corral Has been interesting. Be friends last year. Granted and there's a lot of transmission full so obviously this is dreadful. We'll see how much better i mean. I really wanna see what they're able to this weekend. The you know blaze in a really to good sound offense second attack you and a lot of ways big but i would argue that. This is the first time you have our gonna often. So explosive joe. Bill had won a couple of years ago. I don't know if this office please as as as talented receiver. They look like they they. They have a chance. It's going to be an interesting name to see how alabama response because temporal and the identity lane blocked them and what. The level of confidence kerala's playing. Because it's not just gotta big on really really good at making plays.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"I think this may go. But who's gonna wanna come across the country and potentially take over a usc program that has really been spinning its wheels for awhile. Bruce feldman from the athletic and fox sports here on the rich eisen show. Okay the who next in usc. Walk me through your thought process and who might be on the radar screen of a former cincinnati athletic director and what might be informing his decision. you replace klay hilton. Yeah i mean an obvious choice would be the guy. He hired at. Cincinnati luke fickle. He's done a really good job. There they have a top ten team again. I am not convinced. Luke fickle will want to come. He has six kids. I'm not convinced he will want to move as family to southern california and everything i've heard is luke. Circle has a strong mid western rustavi terrific player at ohio state. I don't think the ohio state job is coming open anytime soon. I had heard he he might potentially have some interested in notre dame down the road but that jobs probably not coming open now. The penn state job came open. Would you be interested in that. Who knows but you know now. The news at cincinnati is joining the big twelve. That came up last week That job gotten more attractive. Maybe he doesn't need to leave. So i'm not sure that he would be. He's going to be the answer. Another guy in the mid west also in ohio guy. he's done a terrific job and the name. nfl fans no no a little bit. Is matt campbell from iowa. State terrific coach Has really built that program. They had their best season ever last year. Finishing number nine That to me might be a little More i to say better fit. But i i would be the less supplies if he were to make the move now again. He's had opportunities de nfl teams. Are that interested in them. And he's turned down some good things because he really likes what he has there. So i don't think it's gonna. I think it's gonna take a lot to get him to leave ames iowa and then the third guy would say to really keep an on. You know from that. Part of the country is james. Franklin the penn state had coached did a great job at at bandy. He's done really well at head to say he's been there a long time rich. I mean now. I'm not saying he's getting failed there or anything but he has been there for a long time. You could see anybody knows you could see his personality. Resonating really well in los angeles at usc. I think that would play well He's just got a big presence to him. He's recruited at an extra except for high level. So again he's a guy could see. Usc being very interested in. I could see at the end of the day. Him having a lot to think about with the kind of a wild card guy to keep an eye on is is mario cristobal. He's in the same same conference. He's at oregon. Just that a huge win where they whipped ohio state in columbus. He's recruited in southern california. Really well he's got great situation and i know. He thinks he has a a team that has a chance to win national titles in the next two years on what he's built so no would he be tempted to leave. I think that's a call at. Usc may want to at least kick the tires. So you want. Let's let's let's get real talk here. bruce bruce feldman the athletic and and fox sports. What what does. Usc have gone for. It i mean you know like the there are no sacred cows anymore. There really are not anymore. You're seeing it in the nba. You're seeing all sorts of sports. You're seeing the historic alliance needing to be formed. Because of what's down the road with the sec. And what they're all cooking up Wh what does usc have going for it. Other than the fact. That's where some great people used to play. I'm it's got three big things going for. I think make it unique. First one is. There is an insane amount of talent within a two hour. Drive of los angeles that is not insignificant. Now mario cristobal has done. Well recruiting in southern california coming from from eugene oregon. Where there's just not the same level of talent or close to it but it helped because you have the coach. Uscb elaine basically what feels like a lame duck coach for three years. That has made a lot easier for people to recruit talent out of here. It wasn't so easy. When pete carroll had it going in honestly wasn't even that easy one lane kiffin came in after so. That's one thing. The other thing is no no power. Five school is better position compared to the rest of its league to be top dog then. Usc is in the pac twelve especially in the pac twelve south. It has different resources it has. It has different tradition. It has such a recruiting base. If you're at your on your alma mater if you're james franklin school penn state you still got ohio state in your in your division. You know even if you're at alabama you got lsu you got texas got georgia right. Not far away you got florida. That's a lotta other heavyweights to compete with you. Know what meera cristobal is done with oregon and certainly they had a ton of success when chip kelly was there and then when more coverage you know followed up that but it's still not quite the same dynamic so there's that and then there is that element of what you're talking about the great history they have and it's been a while since they've been great but a lot of kids and their families grew up wanting to be trojans and i think it's it's it's easier to ignite that spark when you have that kind of connection if it's.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Your fans is the rich eisen show. We're hoping that the raiders defense shows up in a manner that is a little bit more style cassatt. I'm really anxious to watch how we play collectively again. One of the benchmark teams in the league of rape. The rich eisen show earlier on the show. Nfl network analyst. Daniel jeremiah basketball hall of famer chris. Webber coming up fox sports college football analyst bruce feldman and now you're rich eisen polaroid everybody. Our number. three of the rich eisen show is on the air. Eight four four zero. Four rich is the number to dial coming up later this hour. We recount one of the greatest sports stories ever that went down this weekend and got lost amongst the avalanche of football a weekend of a pennant race baseball and of course a basketball hall of fame ceremony that we discussed in full with one of the enshrined members of the current class at the basketball hall of fame in springfield massachusetts. Chris webber was on our number two he also said. Look for that Fat five reunion coming up. Hopefully i was. I was a little nervous about that. To be honest with you because Only juwan of the fab five. Was there for this anstey fisher. But he says there. Everything's good there in all five to get together or not. I'm going to be there to take a selfie. You definitely got the fight. The super six. Yes our number one daniel jeremiah. On talking about that crazy monday night. Finish two week number one crazy. Monday night finished a week number one that felt like i traveled to vegas had a weekend there. That's what it felt like watching that game last night ran Rams opened up their new stadium on sunday night. Felt like a los angeles night where it was A lot of the celebs were out. Sports fans knew beautiful. Stadium super bowls common last night. Mas vegas it was a total trainwreck of a great game. Well you know a great weekend in vegas is like was that the greatest worst week in my life of the worst great weekend of my life like that's usually the question we've been talking about this for two hours. All i wanna do is go to vegas now okay. It's like watching the masters you want to go play. Go play golf all want to go. Just destroy myself quite vegas course with me so it also took it's crazy. We weren't even done with the first nfl weekend. We're not even close to the third college football weekend and usc fired clay hilton yesterday. And a man who's been all over this story. His athletic article that was posted on twitter in relation. All this next football coach. Bruce feldmans candidates to watch including a pack twelve. Zero is on the athletic dot com. And also you can hit the link on his twitter. Feed at bruce feldman bruce feldman fox sports in the athletic back. Here in the richeisenshow. Harry bruce good morning rich. Good to talk football insane to you. Let's start with the obvious question. Why and why now. What got me on that without right. So look klay has been on the hot seat at usc really since about two thousand eighteen. That's a long time recruiting has suffered and they gave him every opportunity. I think they have the new app. Relatively new athletic director. Mike bohn had Really gave him More support more infrastructure and and. They thought they'd reshaped his snap but the reality is the problem is still the product on the field and they got blown out. They got embarrassed on saturday. Night at the coliseum by a stanford team got whooped the week before by k. state Yet fans into the exits. From what. I'm told mike bone. The ad was disheartened borderline disgusted by what he saw. As well and i think from sunday he realized it's not a matter of of if it's a matter of when and the timetable they look. That was what we have on the road this week against a bad washington state team and we have a pretty mediocre oregon state team coming back to the coliseum. And probably none of our fans are gonna come show up I think they felt like this move. They just realized the fans that already realized it was not going to be able to lead them to the playoffs. The team was just underachieving and they were not happy with the product. It's just that simple it to me from everything. i've heard. It has been a monday through friday kind of problem. They do not practice with the physicality of the intensity or have the organization to really develop players. Develop this team. The way other top programs do and i think it was. It was enough. They finally said we got just rip the band so They did and is this. Just also the the timing also have to do with the fact that the the contract that lynn swann bestowed on helton is an extension. A couple of years ago has finally reached a point where they're willing to eat it. What's riding on it. Is that a pretty much it somewhat manageable. Now in terms of what he said ten million dollar balloon that they're to have to pop as opposed to a couple of years ago when he was really on the hot seat They were looking at to get rid of him to get rid of the staff and to bring somebody else in somewhere. Close to fifty million dollars that they would have had to be on the hook for Now what's interesting is a couple of years ago. A lot of the fans were really clamoring for urban meyer. He was out of coaching at that. Point doing tv and the realities from i understand from people. I trust that the new president who had taken over at usc at the time was deal with all sorts of scam. I'm not summit. Athletic department wise. I'm talking about university. Y.'s. usc was engulfed in it. And the idea of hiring urban meyer who has baggage especially not that far removed from zac. Smith scandal where urban Got suspended for three games. I don't think he was even somebody they could considered She wanted anything to do with so that was an unwieldy search process for them. This is more manageable and it's gonna be interesting to see who they target and who is gonna wanna come up you know. Let's say come across the country giving away kind of where..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And we welcome you back. It's great to have you with us. really fun interview there. See rod and bruce feldman bottom of the hour on the clay help and firing. He was definitely on the hot seat. After a loss saturday night to stanford but To get fired today. showed that he had lost all support and ally is up. Next in oregon. Hey paul either talked to police ago asking some questions about what you thought about the pac twelve getting back into the top four conversation right Being you owe alum I i wanted to talk about the clay outreach thing but maybe segue into What you think. The future of the pack twelve is here But i saw Throwing the baby out bathwater here A little too early or do you think this you just said it was a long time. Comin' did most of the time you wait a while. but stanford is really You know they're they're they're downtrodden team. Right now and coach. No i think david shaw's and he's always been on my top five list of coaches in the country but he's up against some real challenges as at university and i think what happened was based on and i think bruce will tell the story better than i can but based on people with whom i trust. The fans. Were just bailing out of the stadium. And we're probably not coming back this year and you start seeing I think the next home game is maybe oregon state. I can't remember but you are not going to sing any support. And i think with a new athletic director and a new president. They said you know what. Let's let's not have klay hill help on the hot seat for the next six ray weeks. Let's just make the change. Will we'll hear from everybody And and we'll make a good decision on the next coach. Hope to make a good decision. Yeah yeah i mean it seems like they wanna move forward. But i hate to look back but i really think they really screwed up by not giving editors on everything he needed to arri. Thirteen would have been a good choice. And you know whether he'd still be there. Not i have no earthly idea. But he he would have been better than what happened next with sarkissian not ready for that job apnea altun hel health and had some moments. And i don't think anyone You know speaks ill of him but the the the chance of him ever making this program. Great on a consistent basis was not very high. Well it's very similar to the whole texas situation where Expectations are within a year or two. And yeah no. It's the same thing with go show in back rich I mean there are some schools that do not tolerate losing. And you know we've seen that At a lot of places. In and i think. Sc standards are about as high as anybody in the country. Having said that they've they fired the last four coaches yeah to to to timber. Excuse me three about that I think sark. I know kiffin and now and now helton have all been all been fired. The first month of the season and very professionally. That is very good. I really coaching well. You got a lot of experience but Know willie taggart was kind of a rabbit hole for the ducks you know After the helpage thing and now they have solidity of. I think what we see is Mario cristobal era. Where will you do but one thing about cristobal I know he's got a ten million dollar buyout or whatever it is but he He is now going to be a name to watch. Because i don't think he would. I don't know why he would go to sc. But that makes no sense to me but but he is a coach demand. You know money talks. But i think there's something to be said with a history of loyalty you evo- So it's a small school. Small town leave oregon. Frankly that's a that's a place. You can coach a long time. I mean it's it's a good recruiter in class. You have the hawaii connections to California connections you've got a good recruiter recruiting base so a good shoe errol deal put together. You can put together a team just about every year No absolutely. It's such a nice school to go to It's rest respite for a lot of these kids that grew up in urban environments relaxing. The trees and go to a small school. You know i like it. I'm heading out there right now. He thanks for the call. Nick is in starkville. Hello nick how you doing paul very well. Thank you yes I'm going to get over to tennessee schedule. Really he did you. Yeah just All a tickly one game Did you say that. Tennessee had a chance to beat old list. I said let me say because the games at home That they would be in the game. But i probably would go against tennessee in that game because they don't even know who their quarterback going be like just got drawn by the way off. Yeah oscar stand that but even to say that. That could be a possible. Win is ludicrous. it really is. They put back the money and madonna bag. Still couldn't win paul. This ain't the nineties. You smoke crack. I am as a matter of fact. I'm sorry to have to admit a pet unicorn to you. You've got surveillance at my house. No but seriously. I mean you know. Look i don't have nothing against tennessee is just. If you don't know who's your quarterbacks be you know i kinda feel sorry for them. Because they're loyal fans they show up they a hundred thou- don't matter to win and losing they got great had four for that. Well you say that. Hey eighty four thousand saturday. Yeah yeah yeah. That's great that's awesome. It's just an empty seats. Smokey looks really sad and you got the fans to call in all these excuses. It's the same thing every year same thing every year. We didn't get this call. And all that i just feel sorry for. And who's your. Who's your team nick. Omit and illnesses one. How many championships and you're alive. I i tell you this when we cheat. We went off to agree with you on that note. I just use. He'll lose and you still loose of wrong man not long. This ain't the night of the night we beat the what status eighth fair question. Nick i cannot argue was an honest man. Thank you very much. Let's talk to who we got next derek in los angeles Hello derek hi paul. How are you sir. Very well I talked to last week. I asked you a question about my usc and Now i just find out. Our coaches fired This is kind of a two part question number one Who do you think. Would you recommend to take over the helm and number two. My question is to And i talked to you about this last week. 'cause i'm jim hall fan from michigan and do you think he would be a great Replacement for usc What are your thoughts. I do nothing. Jim would be a great place..
Chris Rodriguez Jr. Named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week
"If you saw the game on saturday night between missouri and kentucky. You saw a lot of chris broderick against junior monster game. The co offensive player of the week in the sec and he joins us now from lexington. First of all chris congratulations. I know you're team. You wanna move ahead but man what a what a performance it was fun it a good one. Let's let's go back in and that was a huge game. Everyone knew how important it was for the cats to beat missouri Take us through the week of preparation. We head coach on thursday night. And it i'd say you guys were ready to play that that would be the understatement of the year sir so throughout the we just knew that we had abba chip on our shoulders because last year you know we felt we were prepared but our energy just wasn't there so we felt like we all wanna coaches told us like. Are you going to let them out play you. Are you going to let them out. Execute you and we knew we couldn't let that happen again so we went in with the mindset that we had to go in this game of wanna ask you about that because fans like like the folks that i talked to her every day we get. We get hung up on what happened last year and and and wonder often whether it carries over but coach stage said the exact same thing i mean. How do you eighty psychological here transfer. How do you transfer that bad feeling into you does it. Does it affect the way you practice. Prepare because you're you're supposed to be dealing with the techniques of it. I mean motion is part of football. But i'm really curious how that affects you as a player so one We had a video from last year where they showed beauvoir sidelines. I think kelvin. Joseph have made a good tap on the sideline and then they were getting Hype and they showed are sidelined. Dolphins was obvious on the bench or whatever and we were just sitting. There are cheering or nothing. You know he showed us that video in it. Obviously practice a lot harder throughout the week.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Commuter. Another week has a. We are just knocking on the door of the college football season arson games this week in case you were wondering but we will be here the next four hours and appreciate you joining us as well. Let's get some headlines that you may have missed although as we begin the program. We're talking about something that was going going on literally as we went off the air the other night brian harrison testing positive for covert nineteen. We will go live to auburn shortly and try to get an update on his condition and when auburn expects him to return to practice. Nick sabin doing okay and bruce feldman will join us in just a few minutes to tell us how they have figured out the offensive transformation from a team that struggled to score maybe one of the best offenses in the country. Georgia focuses on identity ahead of the season opener a week and a half away. And what about the injury situation. There we will check in on. That and milton shines early in a quarterback battle on rocky top. Who is he. Yeah came from michigan. That's who he is. He is supposed to pretty good and josh hypo really looking. Forward to Getting him in there. of course. there's a virginia tech transfer hooker harrison bailey. of course. The vase lost one of the quarterbacks just the other day and the alliance the sec. ain't worried about no stinking alliance. I didn't say that. Although i thought of it a few times there's none of our guest this afternoon. We'll be talking about this is we are in week zero. Nebraska illinois that's a pretty good game yukon fresno state. You didn't hear me say pretty good game for that one hawaii. Ucla osu fans will be watching that they play ucla. The week after you tap in new mexico state southern utah and san jose state so there are two games on the board. The opening weekend of the season. All american teams are out avenue. You're going to hear his name. Mentioned often. Green from am will heal anderson derek singley. Everybody loves a cornerback from lsu the punter from georgia made it katya to kick her from lsu anti. We'll be busy these next four hours and we hope that you will be sticking around with us. A number of guests. I mentioned feldman joined shortly. And then we're going to spend some time going to campuses this week We'll go to auburn first. And then the reporter from the red and black. This is something. I did many years ago and still have a pretty Matt hayes has not been on a campus and while roman harper. Don't let them tell you but probably the same for him and we'll go to the. Ut daily beacon a newspaper. i know well In my youth thanks for being a part of the program we will take your phone calls of course at eight five five to four to seventy five. It is monday and we are rolling along. Let's get some calls in here and we begin with james. Who's in alabama. Hello james paul. Did you go to coleman this weekend. I did not make it. I was. I was handcuffed to my house. We're not literally. But i couldn't leave disappointed. You didn't make the trip. I watched it I car females on tv. Really what network newsmax. Oh okay so this is not your your normal. Viewing no.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Of what could've happened and i realize it's not but you know these kids know realize what an education they have many kids come out of college and they have a debt of two hundred thousand dollars and then in order to go into business they have to have capital. So it's awful difficult for people to go into into business individually and you see in the medical dental and all kinds of professions that the graduates have to go to a corporation to put them into business which takes away from their independence. Sure so. I think that You're going to see that this is going to have ma- a magnitude of of Bad effects we go through these things and and hopefully we'll correct them before they Calls too much difficulty. But i do think that. Ideally you have a pro of of semi pro league like baseball has and those who have money let them play in that the has been shown time and time again that has failed because people don't have interest of the college graduates are proud of their university and they go and they participated as a wonderful system. i am very concerned of where we're going and i appreciate you giving me the time to express dr fred thank you. What a pleasure to visit with you. Ed is a new orleans. Hello ed hey paul how you doing today hoping to get in. I was hoping to get in Before bruce feldman but That that means great he is someone is i might might if you will allow me to wanna try to expound on a few things that that he would he brought up. You mentioned tutor before You mentioned before when somebody else called on. How many calls earlier that the The athlete in Could piggyback on the school stuff. Like for instance if the school is selling his jersey with his number on it and all and his name on whatever you know in their keeping the money is that correct. I'm not one hundred. I thought that was the case. Let me. I'm i'm gonna salmon adult check. That really don't know well as as you know. They're not paying that pass elite anything all right. No they are not okay. What if say spencer outlet. You mentioned spencer rally. What if he says. I'm not going to sign any jersey with my number on it. That doesn't also have my logo now. If you wanna buy the logo from me or something like that you know fine. I.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Out. But you know. I when i heard this i was like chance because it's money on the table and what we learned last year was they can be pretty flexible more flexible than than Than they would have. maybe thought. Or maybe you've been comfortable dealing. Could they do even sooner. But just in terms of the ball rotation it really locked them in for a couple of years essentially and i think right now It just it just feels like to now as they kind of have all these other factors that are that are swirling around college athletics. I mean these are big steps. They're taking and then biting awful lot of things. And what. I what jumped out to me a lot about this is it also shows that we have a lot of new leadership around the sport. Jim delany doesn't run the big ten anymore Obviously there's a new commission. Jim phillips in the acc. Larry scott has gone from the pack twelve. Those are that. That's not just different way of thinking i think they're not as beholden to some of the things. Those other guys were beholden to a decade ago. Yeah in greg sankey in bob. Dole's look like the veterans and quite frankly they haven't been around forever. I mean they're moderately newcomers so it goes back to where we were a year ago when there really was. No collaboration now seems like there is until there isn't so how does how does this. All coalesce. how do they coalesce. And make this real versus kicking the can down the road as the phrase. We heard repeatedly in june of twenty twenty. I think the biggest thing paul is. There's going to be something in this for for everyone who is at the table. You know if your greg sankey where you wanna bunch of championships from the cfp. Maybe you have a chance to get to in before now. You could possibly get four that you know as a lot of layers it all so if you're the pac twelve there's been times where you have not gotten in when you've got a champion and you felt like you were snubbed. The big twelve is had that too. I think that it gives the opportunity. A little more opportunities a group of five if cincinnati could have been a position to get a spot last year So i think that also does. Though i think is is to me is is equally significant. Look you know. I work for. Espn for a long time. You worked for them now is there. Is the element of this like. Let's say it's an oregon usc game. We're both teams. Have two losses realistically need their team. Probably has a you know. A strong chance to make the cfp visit fourteen. That game is marginalized To a large degree. If it's in late. October early november. I think if there is a chance for a twelve team play and the winning a conference championship and being in the top twelve means there's a playoff potentially looming. I think that just makes the discussion around each saturday's games each weekends games that much more Robust and i think that really helps the sport. I mean you know as much as it's been off you know amazing to see what makes sabin has done with alabama. There is a part where it's alabama and clemson and maybe one year it's ohio state. Maybe one euros oklahoma. And there's you know every so often you get an lsu flash off or something like that. But i think for the for the lifeblood of the sport. I think that that would strengthen things a lot more to have those discussions a little more. More open ended bruce feldman with us She did a piece for the athletic about real football games in real football players. As opposed to the boardrooms. And i wanna talk about it. Because you you looked at players that are on. The verge of a breakout season you identified. Thirty five breakout players Some of the names are well. Not many of the names. Are that familiar. Although you do have jake bentley and their Who we all know from his days at south carolina. Let's talk about what you learned and especially a couple players Of of interest to not only the the national audience but of sec fans including. We'll start with predictably player in alabama Jalil billingsley At some point right before the national title game. I did a story where i've talked to all these Sec coaches about kind of a breakdown of what crimson tide had novice. Everybody knew about on day. Smith and knew about the best offense line in college football and mack jones and whatnot. Gelo buildings name came up decent amount as he was this. Kind of x factor guy. He's not kyle hits but he is six four to thirty five and runs like a wide receiver and had big catch radius and is a guy that just worried people because he was kind of a matchup issue for defenses and he was. Somebody was kind of a little under the radar. Because like i said you know. You have the heisman winner. You have a i first running back and a bunch of other things and so i think as people look forward. Obviously john is a terrific player in a terrific talent. he's back and there's a group of young really young receivers You know they have a bunch of different variable pieces. I think one of the things that you know you hear a lot from from people as they go. Forward coaches is like okay. There's gotta be next one and there's going to be all sorts of of You know it's just the way alabama's then obviously. Bryce young people really excited But when i talked to other people about what. Are you looking at alabama. And i talked to. Coach is for this story It was really okay. It was fascinating to see. How is bill o'brien by the way a former college. How is he going to use this particular chess piece because we have a largely new cast in there not just on the offensive staff but certainly you know the skill guys and he was one. That is very very intriguing. A name people know you know if you're a die hard alabama fan and certainly if you're tired. Sec fan but around the country. I'm not sure they probably got a little lost in the shuffle last year. Why don't you ask you. A lot is expected of missouri. And we talked to you not that long ago about your piece on the missouri staff especially the assistant coaches so you're i want to piggyback on that because there's a lot. There's a lot of excitement for this missouri. Team quarterback comes back from last year for coach. Drink and you mentioned now a running back. that people are pretty fired up about. Yeah and drink is really good offensive line. I think people know that certain from his time as an assistant and so now he's really two guys that i've heard really good things about on the offensive side of the ball. Ones mukhi trooper. You know who is a really really explosive Skill guy and then tyler body. Who's like a five nine two hundred pound back. The fastest player on the team and remember last year. Larry rounds throughout. Think you know as good as as harris was. I think sometimes that kind of showed some of the other really good skill guys in the conference around tree was a big time player and so now you a guy who's a four three speed guy you have some other weapons around in the passing game is pretty good. I think don't sleep on this offense that they have like. I said he got one of the best. Play callers In college football. And you have some speedy us or whether they have a really A promising young quarterback who had some really good moments last year. I feel like Mizzou kinda get a little bit overlooked because everybody knows how loaded. Georgia is recruiting wise. And certainly they know about the teams in the and in the.
Late Leipzig Victory Heats up Title Race
"We'll stop in the bundesliga. We thought no leipzig get thrown away. The opportunity to keep pushing by munich. There were two knelt down halftime against borussia moenchengladbach but a brilliant second half performance and a late goal from soil with see them beat god back by three goals to to to continue to put the pressure on bind at the top of the table. Janocko fuel itself is with us yet. Thank goodness we still have a title race. Just thank goodness to halftime. There was so many analyzes marker also sorting out gladbach. There will be calm now before he takes over. And then livesey made the bundesliga excited for two minutes with the irony at halftime. But thank god. Thank god for everybody. Neutral love love the bundesliga. There was fantastic. Second half of our show and they slowly came back. Glad back more tired had some chances on contracts but policy and kuku and solo there so many attackers. It's lives. You haven't score enough goals after chicken and van left them after last season but they produce tonight and we haven't excitement we have. We have a tight race in germany. Dan could you imagine. Say those words. I know i don't know very much unlikely. After the to say bad in the first half. Yeah yeah their web bad but but say having said that. I mean they had a ball the lot. They didn't create a lot gluck. Unbelievable efficient mcconnell had one of those half where look like the most clumps defender being around after being the most attractive defender around and toronto and half on peres demanded to nil and everything look like well typical vion after their gala show earlier on the day and now we have this situation fribourg against lives on friday if they win that top of the league at least for twenty four hours then the big game between via munich endorsements says you mentioned yance still two point separates vine and live sick. Let's switch attention to that wind show for buying a day. They were certainly facts that the way this game ended you. They could just keep scoring. Every few minutes on the will keep on scoring. I mean live on dose keno. Getting closer to that magic gaffe miller torty goals in a season scoring two goals today but there was a whole wasn't ed when they played their home three three losing in frankfurt against eintracht. And then they're back to the norm. Winning high in champions league winning five one against cologne. it's not like five or six goals better than them on the page but they just so efficient gerrad sky. Think a ended up with three assists. Today nabu just scoring for fun. Uneven ship matang scoring so i mean by will be all the way of the understatement of the nights at just into content main if levin dusky reaches at forty gaumont. It's unbelievable because then you compare yourself with the best goal Of all time and yes you could say the by a munich was fantastic. But you can say the same about this team. I mean we are talking about whole on emba- pay silva or were all these goalscoring sensations around europe the moment but levin dose gays to complete striker but the the goal getter part of his game is unbelievable to he's hungry and passionate for goals is unbelievable and you saw the way to the goals. Today you had a you finally got. Thomas miller on to fourteen seconds to make an assist for him. I just turned around. He knows all the time where where he is on the full patriots and if he beats the record i still doubted but he's getting closer meanwhile bruce feldman turning on in the second half in proved to be a comfortable win in the end. I'll tell you what twenty twenty one jaden sanitary. It's very different than twenty. Two thousand nine hundred and sounds like christmas press the reset. Button is incredible. Twenty twenty cents show. At least the half of it was very influenced with all that happened around us some monsters united being on the phone all the time. Hundred and twenty million hundred million europe but now he's on fire and the way he's playing at the moment he's playing with all his strength all the passionate he's running all the time he's body. Language is turn like hundred and eighty degrees unbelievable. I also today. I a writer who scored that goal. And i think that that sums up the way dole put his playing at the moment ailing all on. I'm not sorry. Putting in northern region after solo scored for for leipzig later tonight. But but then allen all on one against one against goalkeeper typically get up. We'll try himself. Just give it the ball away. And i think that sums up that door at the moment. They won three games in a row. Intense being under pressure as being a lame duck after the appointment of mark but they are back on track another only three points behind eintracht frankfurt for that very very valuable champions league place for they make it. Yeah yes. I think they will. Because i don't think well eleven games eintracht frankfurt had and with no losses i winston role. Then losing it to to bremen and as long as they can keep on winning these kind of games which has been difficult for them. They're lower teams like being felt today. They will keep on doing it but mind you next game. It's frankfurt against got. That could be a frankford. Win on there and Munich and then we can have that six points again. Because volts berg are winning games just like behind everybody under the radar of everybody of body so they could end up taking place in the bundesliga
The Legend of Coach O
"Why this much emotion coach such a big game? They beat US eight years. I got tired of your no so I mean it was time I told the team tonight. We taught allied. If you follow college football you probably know that voice. He belongs to a guy who's loud road tough in might be more suited for his job than anyone in America. LSU head coach at Oberlin today ahead of Monday's national championship game against Clemson. We tell the story of a man who seems like he was built in a lab to coach football in Louisiana and why despite that. It's actually surprising that he ended up there at all times. It's Friday January tenth this is espn daily presented by Dell Small Business David. How's it going is going quite it will mean a thank you for having me David Hale writes about college football for ESPN so your story is about coach? Ed Osea Ron really the legend coach. But I want to start by talking to you about perhaps his most noteworthy characteristic which is of course his boy to get to where you wanna go see like you have to go undefeated you have to beat Alabama you have to keep on going and then you have to win Sec Championship then you got football playoff oilfield so if you start thinking about my favorite thing in the World David is being in a room and watching someone here at for the first time because because it really never fails to shock. Anyone who's hearing we knew was going to win that game. Today we started Monday. NO-GO windows gape go. Don't you want to write his autobiography. Just so he can also do the voice over work. What's on the menu at the odor on household today? What are we got cocoa? My mom made a special gumbel but it was on. We'd better win the game. It would just be so wonderful. One of his first jobs was at Arkansas. As assistant strength coach the players there thought he was pranking them they. They didn't think that anyone actually talks that way. And they couldn't make heads or tails of what he was saying. Either it was. He's just he would get excited and start saying things with this gravelly Cajun accent and then he pointing the direction and they would just go do whatever was in that direction because they had no idea what he he was saying but he was saying it loud enough that they were afraid of him and it was only after like he'd been on the job for a month or two that they were like. Well I you know he's kept us up a long time. I guess that is his voice. We love the voice. Everyone does now but it at times says constant now. Yeah he's coached in some places that are not Louisiana. Yeah everybody talks about how he is Phyllis you but he was in Miami he was in Syracuse. He was in USC and and his last stint in USC he came on to replace place Lane Kiffin as the interim coach there had some success at USC. And I think there were folks there who would have loved to have given him the fulltime job because he had that success. But there were also folks Has Been reported by numerous folks I think including Bruce Feldman that the voice was one of the reasons you couldn't hire him as US's sees coach because you're the voice of the program. You're the face of the program you're the identity of the program and that's not USC right that's not La. Look at how he talks. He's not the model of USC so we can't hire them and there's a lot of folks at USC or probably kicking themselves for that exact thought process now. Well the voice is a perfect fit for Lsu else you I mean just about everything about co is a perfect fit for Lsu. It's almost like if you reverse engineered a coach based on Louisiana Anna Football. It would look sound and act like him and he's got roots right. In the state of Louisiana. He is from the Food Perish. It's bio country. Outside of New Orleans. His Dad grew bon shrimp boats ways just every bit the sort of central casting version of what we think of as Louisiana. You know if you've watched waterboy you kind of have a rough idea of what I think it owes runs. Background is one of the great anecdotes that his mom gave me. Okay so he was in second grade and broke his leg and the doctor fitted him for a cast. It went from foot all the way up to the upper thigh and he picked up some trudges out there and play football on crutches and about every week or so she would have to drag him back into the doctor's office to get fitted for a new cast because he would get it so dirty and muddy and mucked up from playing football in a full leg. CAST I'm sorry they let a second grader. Played football. I don't know that even let is the proper word there so much as he just went and did it So he kept playing in high school then college got to high school and he was a full grown man from day one one and he was a big guy and went to college as a defensive. LINEMAN ended up at Lsu for a year and hated it because for the first time in his life football ball was hard he was not having immediate success. He was not playing routinely He was being forced to go to classes. He wasn't super eager to go to and and he left. Lsu went back home and thought maybe that's the end of college football. And I'll go get a real by job like my dad and I'll go work on a shrimp boat and turns out. You may be surprised to learn that working on a shrimp boat is much less fun than in football And so I think that was you know when you talk to his mom that summer after he left. Lsu went back home to work. Real jobs was was a lot of ways sort of a turning point for coach. Oh and that he got a taste of what life is like when everything is not being handed to you to. How did he end back in football? He decided he needed to go play football again which meant he had to go back to college which was not really his favorite thing but he decided to go to northwest Louisiana State. That's where he finished his career and then went looking for football coaching jobs and the first job he could find was as a strength coach and soccer. Yeah shocker this. Like three hundred pound beast of a man finds a strength coaching job. And the job. Java's with Arkansas. Ken Hatfield to coach the time Ed walks in. And he's this beast of a man and he's got that voice and he's so excited and he's like I don't know if he can do this job but he sure looks the Bart's so we're going to hire them and tell you ended up getting into coaching. He worked at Arkansas for a little while and I think he really wanted to to do something. More than being the strength coach the ends up landing miraculously enough at the absolute heart of college football in the nineteen eighty s and early nineteen ninety S. Which is at the University of Miami? They celebrate a Miami the Hurricanes Complain and the coaching on the same staff. Tommytucker Ville tougher telling me they were. They went down to Key West on vacation. You want one year and they're in like this Nice restaurant having dinner and get the talking about football technique and overrun so excited about it. He likes slides tables out of the way and gets down the three point stance and he's trying to explain technique to to top Ville and he's like pushing tables and chairs out of the way and like diners are just looking over gawking. At what the heck is is this man doing your. But that's just sort of the approach that he brought and I think his time at Miami really offered him an opportunity to prove that ed behind that bluster and the Raspy gravelly cage invoice that there is a guy who really knows a heck of a lot about football. How did it go for him? In Miami off the field not great. He was someone who went out a lot. Drank drank a lot and the things that you could get away with when you're twenty northwestern Louisiana you don't get away with as a coach on the staff of one of the premier programs grams in college football. And so you know the story that really I think ended up up ending his career involved him being a bar. T was thrown out of the bar for being too intoxicated and he was not happy with that and ended up getting into a fight and legal proceedings. Happened in that essentially was the end of his time in Miami but I think it was also sort of a wakeup call for him so when he gets away from football ball it was a lot of ways probably very much like when he went back to work the shrimp boats after leaving. LSU Is that he kind of realized. This isn't the life that I want. This isn't who I WANNA be. I don't think that he shies away from those. Oh stories now. He's still shares them with current players in in the way of trying to relate to them and going through it and a lot of ways has probably been in what pushed him to turn things around and become the person that he is.
Cowboys to move on without Jason Garrett
"Jason Garrett's time up as coach of the Dallas Cowboys Edward a reporting Jerry Stephen Jones have decided coach will not be part of the organization moving forward on Friday and paid Simmons on why this process lasted so long after the season to other Jerry and Stephen Jones have moved slowly out of respect for Jason Garrett you know they have a long history with him as a backup quarterback you to this is that coach a head coach's father was in the organization when Jerry bapa team as a scout and they finally concluded that phase of this process and that's going to end with Jason Garrett not being a part of the organization beyond his expiring contract and when exactly they make that announcement I thought sure what I've been told soon and that the next phase will have them moving into the process of interviewing candidates in the battle begin quickly after phase one is totally finished off yes was contract set to expire January fourteenth status with the team at issue since last February the cowboys didn't give a contract extension they missed the playoffs in twenty nineteen finish eight neighbor the four time in his tenure as coach Keyshawn Johnson on the job candidates and Jerry Jones himself he was on sports and we stand ready to make a decision on it there was the eight their long term in the obvious would clearly felt that their work you say while they waited till Thursday well the food that just won't really it just is so you kind of say okay take a deep breath we get back to the facilities we talk about a little bit we think about we pondered overnight we need or Thursday we meet on Tuesday we meet on Wednesday we have a conversation and we finally so you know women the best thing for us to do if not give the public what they looking for what they looking for me to do is be extremely mad and walk out of there on Sunday night if fire you on the tarmac so instead of doing that this call wait a couple days are you playing for the cowboys you're familiar with Jerry Jones and and and his thinking all what happens next now in this search for the next cowboys head coach I think a guy like Mike Zimmer Minnesota Vikings head coach could potentially be a candidate you say how could that be well I I II coach there in the deepest corner along try defensive coordinator for Jerry Jones is the bill Parcells fact either stay here they know what they're getting in that particular coach but also there's a young officer coordinator in cabin step band he this sitting there in Minnesota the Minnesota Vikings don't want to part ways with him they don't want him all of a sudden start to get interviews and become a category another team so I would be surprised if somehow might dimmer wind up being the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the cabinet she takes over as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings so a lot of story lines this call come about here over the next with date but I think this time around you will get the head coaching job right where the coach may be season one more before we go do you think that at this point Jerry Jones is ready to surrender more control to a head coach now then he has been willing to in the past as bill Parcells left and and I want to turn this on your stamina I am right now status is not a defense Jerry Jones was some what he is and even as well as we clay as well as Jerry junior what is your you Jones gone wrong with that organization other than the head coaching hire that's a very good question that's very good everybody everybody everybody said here you're you're here the one on that team thank you for calling the latter team for the National Football League I would I would argue and say that their top five channels it is four tally dole is a National Football League the problem is that head coach because you're you're not holding the plate yeah well that gives the player is a free pass for having innate need season the talent on the field didn't win enough games he and Garrett will finish as the second longest tenured and second most winningest coach in team history Tom Landry a record of eighty five and sixty seven the wonders to playoff games unable to get past the divisional round Mike wells Myron Medcalf on Freddie Fitzsimmons the Dallas Cowboys there you know they draw attention but the the the days of being America's team and wanted to be part of what is age and it's not the same anymore it is not the same strictly because of what you have to deal with away from just coaching of football team is not simply you know put together a strong staff the coaster brakes of Amari Cooper Ezekiel Elliott and dak Prescott it's also having the answer constant questions from your boss the owner Jerry Jones deck could become a headache when you're you can't simply just focus on the task of putting your team in the proper position the try to have success there's a side show that comes with it and some people are built or not built to be able to deal with that so you got to find the right coach who is not only a great Exynos guy but somebody who's mentally strong enough to handle the constant you know looking over the shoulders and the pestering of your boss meddling in the inside of things wonder why things are not going well or to give us suggestions on what you should be doing that's not something easy that everybody can handle that type of situation well it and not everybody wants it and that's why I think a lot of these cultures your Matt rules related rallies urban Meyer's why except that to me if you're not going to modernize the structure of your organization so that your owner can do what every other owner does and take a backseat and not be this forward facing figure who's hosting its own press conferences after the game sometimes undermining the head coach then then how can you expect to attract a great candidate bomb out rule no one eight I'm leaving Baylor I got a chance to build something there if I'm leak in Raleigh I'm in Oklahoma and every year I get a chance to go to the college football playoff leave in Oklahoma where I can coach for another decade at least about continue to succeed ever murmur Meyer I'm not leaving LA or on the TV analyst making good money watching a lot of football injuries bouncing around the country see a lot of teams to go to Dallas where I've got a deal with Jerry that's why I think it's going to be difficult if Jerry Jones wants to continue to be Jerry Jones I don't think Mike he's going to end up with any of the top candidates identifying potential replacements Bobby carpenter and fox college football reporter Bruce Feldman gas on Freddie impede Simmons Stephen Jones Jerry Jones offered that coaching job urban Meyer she would say I think that's a hard job to say no urban probably wouldn't be needing to be for another year is that all you but who knows enough the big job at the glamorous job and remember the nose you know damn owns his courage and damn ongoing expound acted it all back thank god yeah I was supposed to do the oil itself journal part of mine and to buy that it was offered so you're going to want to meet your need to guide it was a proven track record we've done it before who's been in the playoffs the only guy that I look at the newest hires cycle that's really available is Mike McCarthy and it's free thank god I'm not that I'm not the biggest Mike McCarthy stand the world but he's the only guy that it holds no one Barty and that is the only thing that Jerry Jones once he is getting older is that you know you if you spend more time on this earth that he's going to spend has the last was starving if you get that oracle Marty troche with them of the order would love to put it in there Mike you've done that you chose to leave and you've been in the playoffs he's done a good job that would be my selection I don't know if they don't know what it does do checks all
Early Bowl Games, CFB Playoff & a Conversation with Jim Delany
"Joe's I'm Stewart Mandel L.. Joined by Bruce Feldman for our Christmas week episode Bruce a really special guest Pleased to have the outgoing big ten commissioner Jim Delaney on this show here a little bit. He is down to his last ten days or so on the job. But I How is your house your viewing experience first weekend of Bowl Games? It was good I got to see most of the Games. It was one thing I'll say is it was three. NFL Games. That ran on Saturday in those games. Were more competitive Than some of the bowl games I gotTA admit You know hats off to Fau. They had a coaching change and even without the coaching change. I think a lot of people would have thought okay. You have a bigger group of five really good team. SMU AGAINST A smaller group of five and it turned out to be a blow out but not the way. Yeah probably a lot of us would have expected so hats off to the owls. I thought that was a real head-turner The other one that jumped out at me. I think is Kent State it considering how bad that program was Not long ago I mean Sean. Lewis has stepped up there and really made a a huge impact. They are a fun team to watch they at their first bowl win in school history On the first first day of the bowl games it was one of those reminders of what I think because they had to really scrap just to get to be bowl eligible. I think that they are a great example of Y. No there aren't too many bowls it's five hundred team that got into a bowl game. They were impressive how they handled it. And it means a ton to that program Graham and I think Those players deserve the spotlight. Yeah I got that one wrong. I picked Utah State to win by like thirty. Whoops that's bowl season for ya the SMU ONE SMU Fau? Definitely surprise me as well. I think that that. SMU's one of those teams that got a lot the hype because they were doing things they hadn't done a long time and then it just kind of unraveled You know their their signature win was TCU and then TCU doesn't end up making a ballgame So hey that crazy shootout with memphis though You know it's interesting. There was a time when everybody was lobbying for their respective team. Conference for the Group of five New Year six bowl and Michael Rescue was furious that at one point. SMU is ranked behind Appalachian State. Obviously Mountain West. People were furious. That Boise State didn't get more credit Compared to the AC and then both SMU eastbound Boise State Mountain West Champ gets blown out by Washington honestly a Washington team. That wasn't all that great this year but I felt like nick and kind of I think you had the same hunches. Well and Chris Petersen's last game that they would. They would come to play and they did. That was a Thorough domination and now we all wait to see what Jacobson do. Yeah look I mean this is now Jimmy Lakes program. There's already been a little staff shakeup. Bush Hamden the offense coordinator. WHO's there for two seasons? He is already out as well as One other offense of assistant so one thing to keep an eye on and I'm GonNa have a story on this on the athletic Later this week is there's a lot of sizeable offensive coordinator vacancies out there. So Bunch in the PAC twelve oregon is looking for an offense coordinator as his Washington. As is cal- I think there's going to be quite a few more coming There's you know look. There could be a few big ones in the south as well as the ones that already have had coaching changes. This is where they're looking for guys so it's an interesting subplot to keep an eye on over the next couple of weeks Again as we mentioned a few weeks back You you know. We both have a lot of respect for Chris. Peterson thought it was cool. To see the way he went out We'll see if he ever comes back to coaching or what he does next. He's somebody I would. I'd love to have on the podcast at some point down the road Just because I always thought he was one of the more interesting people in coaching even though sometimes he didn't always WanNa show oh you his hand publicly so hats off to him stew before we get to Jim Delany though This is probably our only chance to restore at least on the audible to talk about the semi final games. And you'd think it feels like they're way off in the distance but as we're taping this They're less than a week away. feels like the right up on us. Does I mean to me. The teams arrived working on this part on Sunday night and the teams arrived. I think a couple of them at least arrived in Phoenix already. It's nuts it's It's playoff semi final week already. So how do you break this down. I know you didn't want to tip your hand on what was going on especially in Europe ballgame. You're going to be covering the one in Phoenix covering the one Atlanta for the athletic. So Oh
LSU Tigers: Top 5 team in the US?
"Want to ask you about a couple of schools that are ranked high and I know you've been to What's your what's your gauge which level of <hes> of expectation for L._S._U.? I think they should be one of the five best teams in the country. If you look at now that they don't have a perfect you know depth chart right now. They are big question marks on the offensive line at least at right tackle but I think the way Joe Borough finished I I think the arrival of Joe Brady from the saints as a passing and coordinator and the adjustments they've made their I think that fits everything well they should be you know really good even though they lose devon white who was a great player in the middle of the defense <hes> they're really talented in the secondary and I think they're pretty deep upfront upfront. <hes> they get caleb on chase on back. He was a player that the guys inside that program raved about until he got hurt last year. I think this is a a team that you know when I look at it. I think there's there's two games that I think will be real struggles for them. They have a game early on at Texas. Which is which is on the road and Tom? Herman has played exceedingly well. He's got his way exceeding well in that kind of environment where it's a heavyweight opponent and everything's right that seems like they are able to to rise up and play while the other one certainly is Alabama for a variety of reasons. They do not match up well I. I think I think quite honestly that L._S._U.. Team has been in its own head. <hes> you know how they can blow a good talented Georgia team completely louis out of the building the way they did beat them by twenty points and dominate them and then just look completely flat <hes> against Alabama they have gotta find a way to to kind of rally the way they do against a lot of other you know big opponents find a way to just really play a lot more free and and like like they do against other people against Alabama because unless they do that I think they may be a top five team but they're not going to be able to get to where they need to go and that's the play offs just because because <hes> you know because it just seems like that is something that they cannot mentally Concha talking to Bruce Feldman great to have him
New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan praises 'unflappable' Sam Darnold
"I still paying for an office visit or, oh, well, then it'd be upset. Yes, I'm still paying for that. Meanwhile, so Josh Allen in line to start Sam darnold also potentially line to start after darnold. Second game didn't go quite as well as the first game, but still he did some good things and the latest reports out of New York late last night early this morning out of the jets camp is that Donald is trending to start. He got more reps than anybody else at the first team in practice yesterday, third, preseason game coming up against the giants today. I know you're not a big fan of him starting right away. The jets are my team and I'm nervous what you're going to say about this. I actually think they got the best quarterback of lot. True. Like I think the giant screwed up. I think the Browns screwed up. I do. And so that said you like, well, why wouldn't you start them right away. I know they play on paper easier competition early than they do late. And I know and it's three games in ten days and he'd get a ton of reps, but do that offensive line sucks that offense align is awful and they're playing with at the right guard, and they're left tackle in their last preseason game, and he constantly under duress. And some of that is good. Like you want him to see some adversity. You want to see if he can process what he's seeing. And then when he's when he has to move when he has to adjust when he has to manipulate the pocket, can you then still kind of lock in on where everybody's supposed to be an how they're supposed to be right. That is that's kind of next level stuff. Yes. But I also remember David Carr, and I fear not even not even getting hurt like, I'm not that kind of masochist. It's more I fear that he doesn't get a chance to set his feet to catch his breath that he's that that he begins is NFL career on the run on the move and it hurts his his overall upside. Yeah, I, I guess I fear. The David Kerr effect that he can tell you more what this, what it looks like in the sky. They can't what it looks like in the end zone. 'cause that offense line is, I'm gonna say at best one of the five worst in football, you know, the tight end group is nameless the, it's not even if you had enough of line. I'm not sure who you're going to hand the football too. I think the wide receivers little bit better than people think they are like Robbie Anderson's gotta be incredible considering what Robbie Anderson said to the cop and he got pulled over. Sure, right lane just still play. It's still be on that team saying that to a police officer, he's gotta have a supreme supreme out of town. So it's not that I don't like Donald. I loved Arnold. I think he's, I think he's the nuts. I think he's the deal. I just you've seen that often. So it's awful and three games in ten days and Dusit can be thrown exotic blitzes after him. And I feel like they'll be bad habits and a lot of sacks and possibly some injuries feel like you're better off. Just wait. He's gonna be your. Back for the next decade. You don't have to play him day one because once you start him now you can't pull them. Whereas if you start McGown he was good. Last use fine. Last year's fine. Then you start Bridgewater when out sudden like you saw in the second preseason game, I think you can get an asset for bridge win. Somebody needs a quarterback. They'll trade for Bridgewater. You get a second or you get it third round pick or you get a player that you need enough into lime in that you need in order to fill up your coffers so that you can't protect
Is Baker Mayfield worthy of No. 1 overall draft pick?
"Been around bruce feldman here on the rich eisen show former your wants an author always an author the book came out in two thousand fourteen the qb the making of modern quarterbacks you've been around the elite eleven program for quite some time obviously covering a college football were you surprised at the evaluation that that's spit out baker mayfield is the number one overall pick in the nfl draft bruce a little surprised not shocked because i thought all five quarterbacks you know in the mix had some level of issues to be concerned about bigger doesn't have ideal heidi's i mean i was surprised you measured as tallest sixteen half i interviewed him after our games you spent much time around i'm not six feet half and i thought baker and i are are almost exact same heights but that's you know look back and be moot point as we see with drew brees russell wilson i think the thing that's different about those guys you know they didn't have any any baggage now i mean what he was arrested for it wasn't it was not you know it's never good to be arrested but it wasn't like it was not like he had the issues johnny manziel had coming out of out of out of texas which were which were big substance issue these were these were different for him it's just kind of being knucklehead at times but when you watch baker the thing that house you as just as somebody who covered tolerance was always the best player on the field everything was the focal point with him you know i think baker mayfield's not the starter i.