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"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Is there something fundamentally? Are they going to be able to build this? Well. I think if if Jackson get Bill Gates Trevor Lawrence you want him on display in whatever continent you can put him on display because you've got to create a I'm not gonNA, say global brand but you have to be relevant and Trevor Lords is GonNa make you relevant. Although Paulie is adamant. He says, Trevor Lawrence is even if he's drafted these not going to play for Jacksonville. He's going to pull any lie may more. Likely Carolina. You'd think that Hunkin yes, mclovin. We really never know some quarterback get injured tomorrow. We can have a new bad team. It's not that easy to tank for number one what the dolphins screwed it up last year. With, Jacksonville, seems like tanking. Descend nobody the dolphins staked and they won five games. Yeah. I think that you had Ryan Fitzpatrick who can be Joe Montana and then he can be, Joe, blow a just I don't know if Ryan Fitzpatrick got the memo because he's at the end of his career and he goes out there not like the first week of the season. Then they beat the saints he throws five touchdowns or something Fizi easy with all those completion. Yeah, and they played hard for Brian Floors. I will say that. So that's the information I have with college football and we'll talk to Bruce Feldman about this also John Thompson passed away the legendary coach at Georgetown and He would come on our show once a year once every other year but during his twenty seven year tenure at Georgetown, a one, thirty four, NCAA tournament games reached three final fours and reach three national title Games one one title in eighty four and all the other seasons in the program's history Georgetown had a total of thirteen NCAA tournament wins reached. The final four twice never reached the championship game. He was a larger than life presence literally figuratively and he could intimidate but. He did some pretty amazing things in probably underrated in sports history with the stance that he took stands that he took and I just reached out to Patrick Ewing offer my condolences and. He said, he really appreciated that the coach meant everything was like a father figure to him yet Alonzo you had to Cambay, yet Patrick Ewing going through their Reggie Williams. Yet Alan Iverson had a lot of talent that went through there but. John Thompson passing away earlier this morning phone calls are always welcome eight, seven, seven, three DP show email address teepee Dan Patrick dot com twitter handle a DP show. mclovin. What kind of poll question you think about it? Okay. which team is most likely to be a around upset the rockets against the Lakers, the jazz or nuggets whoever wins that against the clippers and or your Miami heat starting today against the Milwaukee Bucks..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"We appreciate all of you being with us on a Friday afternoon. Let's check in with woody who is up next. Hey Woody. You're on the air go right ahead I paul. How are you time doing? Well, thank you so much. Great, I've been listening to you since the eighties in Birmingham. and. I've ever called I'm glad you're man. Well I appreciate it. Hey, I someone may have already come up with this and it may be a little radical. But I haven't heard a single person talk about a solution to even get the big ten in the pack twelve back in. My thought is. In if you pull the players and the coaches and you offered them two choices no season. Or do what I'm about to say I bet you ninety five percent of off -ticipant would say. Do this. What I'm recommending is corn team, the players and the coaches pretend weeks. Keep them separate from all students and their families. And have them go to school remotely Have Them Of. Course, do all their activities working out and all that. But then also do things away from the university to keep their minds. Active. And and then play the ten games back to back. And if every team in the SEC or in any conferences did that then you'd be guaranteed that no one would been exposed to the corona virus in no one would could infect anyone else in are truly believe that most of the players and coaches given the option of no FOOTBA. Vote Yes. I think it's an interesting idea. It's expensive but most of these schools could afford it. So The PA. Yeah. I don't think can turn back now I think you. But it's a pretty interesting concept though I'm glad you called and shared it I. Hope you'll call again Augie Augie what is going on with you? Paul while I was on hold bought one of those tax shavers. You know what I'm talking about. They know you're sure you mind sending it to me I I tried to buy my credit card was rejected. Well I. Use it on my head. So keep the stuff around the sides. So but I feel like jumping out of an airplane. Now, if you'll like I'm a special ops guy, what do you think I should get the tax glasses to and I'll be ready to go. But I was really disappointed in David's call Paul I was looking forward to new developments and the microbiology of Covid nineteen didn't give us any updates but Davidson lot like wherever you have during the season had this guy from York who would call you carry on Monday or Tuesday? He would take. Just WanNa, call for my picks from last week. That's David. He's now those. Of covert nineteen and Captain Kirk Mr Spock Play Three D chess when they were plan. Sure they can keep some of the some of the eighties and the SEC and saying that eighty and conference commissioners have it easy just look at portal lever he didn't his life wasn't so easy but he wasn't he wasn't a the conference commissioner and John from north. Carolina. said that it was the old ball coach and Herschel Walker was Lou Holtz. Have, you ever confused Lou Holtz and spurrier. No I JUST Lou Holtz has gone on Fox News twice in the last three weeks and has used the same Normandy lying about why we should have. College football and I'm just. I'm. I'm just glad Lou Holtz is Is doing well, how about that? Yeah you. Go to his reward a while back but One day. I did a show at the Rose Bowl with Lou Holtz I? Mean I know him but I mean we did about an hour about a ninety minute pre special on ABC for the at the Rose Bowl about six or seven years ago, and I will not discuss it until either one of us is either one of us is dead. we need a week before that happens you go first man I just remembered something. My mother told me many years ago and I'm GONNA I'M GONNA subscribe to it right here. Is that some for non he can't say anything good. Yeah EXAC exactly. Well, here's a quick. Lou. Whole story actually met the man and I met him in the Middle East he was doing a Middle East tour before Gulf war to why didn't they stay there I don't know but he was really entertaining. He did a trick with some paper and people asked him about spurrier and this is a fact he was so almost teared up when he started about spurrier 'cause lose wife as an illness and one of the specialists was at the University of Florida and he told the group that it was hard to get an appointment was called spurrier the next thing you know the doctor called him and told him to come on down. Yeah. That was that that was at the Shan't hospital in Gainesville that that is exactly right I know that store. Will and. You never need this Guy Mike McGee was the eightieth South Carolina. Yes. Could you know? I knew my Mike McGee Mr McGee's I called him came on a tour with coach Holtz and at time coach Holtz was the coach of South Carolina but he was signing autographs and give out little promo ticks to the troops and I brought my son that day to just meet him and he signed a Promo Picture and as the coach of south. Carolina. Do you know what he wrote on his Promo Teacher? tell me. Always believed in Notre Dame now, not Catholics and it could have been a pun in our lady or the school, but as a coach South Carolina. That was. Telling that he would write that in bring up Notre Dame but anyway so I've gotta say I've got. I've got to respect him he. He was one of the best speeches I've ever heard. He was entertaining. Troops just loved him but yet he does does ramble off at the mouth on. On Game Day and I gotTa say this about Ted Williams I think they only froze his head Paul. His whole bodies for okay. Well, then then we're still alive. Thanks for the call we We have to take a break here. We will be right back with much much more stick around. Listening to the Paul Finebaum show podcast. We welcome you back here busy busy Friday afternoon. A lot of news is around and some of it's pretty good as we've heard this conversation, you heard Feldman earlier and others talk about the their and between one medical group and another and We are going to share some information with you here the that the SEC group is speaking out and pill. Moderately confidence..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I don't think in the capstone care about who we. Think. They could put Florida on out twice in. We wouldn't care whether they should. They should. They should. Just for fun. Yes. We saw we. We're not scared to go to the slump, but I I knew you had a question Paul about recruiting couple of three weeks ago. You ask the question of you wanted to know how how Obama got the Brockton Mirus brothers and it was an article out Paul of real awesome article where the Alabama Recruit I. Think I think his name was cow slut but right party right after they lost to. Michigan right as a while he was still on the field he picks mom dad and the two brothers. And he apologized to them for Alabama glue and a Lebanon to, and he said that is unacceptable at the capstone. And that tax just blew mom and dad. Away. And Dad said probably that was the final. that was the final reason why he's always chose to come out there. That is a great great story I heard that story. A. That's. That's what separates Alabama's so often is that. I've explained this countless times. This is. The season was a disaster for Alabama the finished in the top ten they want WanNa they want A. Bowl Game Against A. Traditional power, but it felt terrible. Yeah, yeah and about Jeff Jeff Jeff is funded me I. Love Jeff But give. Up Actors if Ohio state has been on a roll winning championships yeah. If someone. Recall I got is what two, thousand and fifteen I just got one question for Jeff. It tells Jeff when they can figure out how to be Clinton. He could stop talking smack about. Yeah. Hey. Paul. Hope you have a great weekend. Vote, downtown you got I think Jeff.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
"And now move the sticks with Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks. What's up? Everybody Dj Bucky here for move the six bucks. Man I'm great man I I am hanging in there. Everything is good I'm excited to talk a little ball with you. Yeah. I'm excited. Talk with you excited to have our good buddy. joined the show today, and this is a conversation I think everybody's GonNa. Really enjoy kind of piggybacks what we were talking about the other day about the possibilities of spring, football and everything that's going on with with ninety and how these colleges are adjusting where things stand, there's no better person to talk to than our good friend. Bruce Feldman so today's episode is going to be that conversation and I. Hope You guys enjoy it. Here's our chat with Bruce. While buck excited to have our good friend. Bruce Feldman from Fox. Joining the show today Bruce. We've been a lot more conversations lately. Kind of off the air, just kind of checking in with one another to find out what's going on in the the football landscape right now. Can you kind of give us the thirty thousand foot view here of where things stand? Yeah, it's getting to be I. Think in the last two weeks. I think a lot of people inside. Inside the sport had become a lot more pessimistic. Quite honestly talking to a they've found is a lot of programs at had players that were fine in the facility, but then you'd have a bunch of guys. Go Play Madden. Get together. There'd be an outbreak. You guys go to a pool party. There'd be an outbreak. You guys go hit the bars, same story, and so from talking a lot of coaches because you'll even as we're taping this Oklahoma. Tested a whole bunch of players and there were no positive. It's a really good sign. Notre Dame was similar and there's a handful Michigan. State's numbers were good. But not everybody's not releasing their not numbers and full disclosure, and also I think it's those schools that have had it. The players haven't quite honestly taken it that seriously, and so in a d in The sec told me about a week. The problem is a lot of people have not taken this seriously enough. Especially eighteen to twenty two year olds and that's been wearing. Issue is, and the question is GonNa be the the numbers are high in a lot of places, and they haven't even done any football stuff. This is working out in small groups. It's not like they're doing nine seven drill. What's going to happen then? What's going to happen when they're around more? People on the campus. The cases are higher. That doesn't bode well, so everybody's kind of a wait and see mode. We'll see what happens by the end of this month, though hope to have a better picture on where they think they can hope to be for the fall. Rusen in about it because I know you've also talked to coaches. How're coaches even attempting to craft practice plans schedules in calendar where we haven't even really begin to progress out of the small pods when it comes to just working on the weight room. Right and some of them have talked about. We may have to stagger. Stagger how we do it in small groups. Maybe we don't have our. You know. Think about it this way. What happens if you're if you get an outbreak in your quarterback room? I'm a quarantine. That's three games. How's that GonNa work right so I think there's a lot of..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"We welcome you back final thirty minutes. It's been a good one mich up next in South Carolina Hello. Mitch great great to have you on. Amos found bomb. How are you doing today very well? Thank you so much I. Make Him Quick Statement, and then I have a truth about question. Okay okay, it's been a while. While you're not GonNa like the question on thing, but anyway the statement. Is We as football fans? Keep saying where mass if you want football. There is a population that since March. has needed us to wear mask because they haven't been able to see their family. They have not been able to even Tut's their family, and that's the. Older generation in nursing homes. In assisted living. You. Know Day or isolated. And if we can't wear masks reading the reason, we need to wear masks so that they can get back to their family before they bad. Something I'm glad you said that, because I think I think the the shaming people to wear masks to have college, football is missing the whole point. You're wearing masks to respect. Your fellow citizen and human being that I'm not. I mean this is a cliche but. it's now. It's one thing to be politicized. It's another thing to turn into A. Mass we're not going to football as far more serious than that as you've said. I mean these people have been sitting in assisted living in nursing home. Your retirement villages. March in their family has to stand outside of a windy right. And, you know less wear masks, so they can have face to face contact now my quest. If we do have college football. Is very good possibility it'll be fan. Listen the stadium. Is there any and I know you. You've heard this banner somewhere in press, but. I haven't heard it really bannered public with. Is there any chance we're GONNA have to have pay per view to watch college football. No, no. And it's a simple answer, really Mitch. The television contracts are done. If you're you're you're fan? Oh, yeah, okay, so Clemson's games are going to be on one ESPN TWO ABC or three the the SEC network. They're they're not going to change. You're not going to pay any more than you're already paying for basic cable okay okay. Well. I. It's a question I just imponderable now I'm glad mean there are not many questions I can answer, but I can answer that one and also I just want to make this flippantly but. Hey D- tanner down in Columbia be careful what he wishes for. CLEMSON will become. Yeah I. IF I'm still trying to figure out how to get will muschamp to a ball game this year. and. You've already lost three games that. Are almost automatic wins all the last year. They were not as you know. The one game I don't want to see is the one that you're talking about. Hey, UB, be well, thanks, Mitch appreciate. Thank you great to have you on. CRAG is is up next in Las Vegas Hello Crack April first of all. Let me say to all the The medical workers out there my brother's physician, treating patients every day in. In the bay area. This is something you don't want. But thanks for all your you guys are doing out there in Gals This is not easy to what they're doing. And the death and everything there's going through. They don't get a break every day, too. So all those and to all my gators out there around the world. You know, go gators..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I don't know I. It was like I didn't realize that. I I. Don't know it's just the kind of a head scratcher all around. I guess the, but at this point you know who knows who the next next football coaches will all go run for office I think there's probably a bunch of guys out. There was thinking well. I. Don't you think tonight? There are a lot of guys thinking I can do that. Why do I need this aggravation? Question is do you wanted? Do you WanNa to do with the stomach? I mean you mentioned some of the stuff of you know. We just mentioned some of the stuff about Somerville. Do you want some of these things that now? People are going to be dredging up I mean like especially if you're you know his age where he's got a lot of stuff for people to sift through. I'm sure there are some football. Coaches were like I'm good. I'm going to stay in, you know the town I'm in focus on what I love best rather than deal with all kind of the other stuff that comes with Washington and all that and as well as. You know just the the the background I mean. It's so polarizing at this point you know, but obviously that's something. He wanted to jump into. So I guess that's we'll see how it plays out. No doubt. Bruce Great to have you on really fantastic story from from the athletic about where this in could be going be well. We'll talk to you hopefully very very soon. Thank you. Sounds. Great, thank you call. You gotTA. Bruce Feldman on the fall, the spring and The former Auburn coach now perhaps closer to the United States. Senate we will take a break move. Your phone calls at eight, five, five, two, four, two, seven, two,.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Country at Ohio State when the big ten came out with its news that they were going to a conference. Only schedule his tone about just about you could hear the frustration and I've heard this from other. AD's around the country in all conferences in all parts of the country, the frustration is a lot of people including a Lotta, eighteen to twenty two year, olds have not taken this seriously enough, and so, what has come up a lot? There's a lot of. Players they are fine. WH- in terms of when they're in the building in the facilities. The issues have come up. You know a bunch. You guys go to play Madden and somebody's apartment and then also there's a spread guys go to a pool party. Then all of a sudden, there's an outbreak. Guys, go bars or something. And then all of a sudden there's an outbreak and what is the frustration and this is from talking to people. Coaches in a DIS is. We are having these issues, and we're not even doing football stuff right now. Meaning you know, it's like all social distancing and small groups. What's going to happen? We try to do nine on seven drill, and you're not talking about any social distancing, and that's the part that I think is very frustrating. Is that because you look at their plenty of places around the country? Country Notre Dame a handful of school that have had minimal or zero positive test, but then there's a bunch of others that haven't been able to manage it and I think right now. You've seen the frustration I heard. You Know Greg Sankey on your show yesterday I. Mean I think they have tried to get people to say? Listen you know you see the the PSA. From the SEC where mass these things.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"I did a story on the athletic last week about this very thing and I mean they fraction of people in power five. That might be like the ACC. I think there was over a hundred kids who laughed and all about ten percent of them. Actually got F- The scholarships after they left it just So I think in theory and this goes to also Gym's open letter. I think it's one thing to put out there as a billboard and it's obviously Jim Harbaugh is GonNa get a lot of attention. I'm sure there's plenty of Ohio state fans are going. Yeah he wants. All are great players to leave because we have the kids could leave your earlier than his kid. I think that's you know that's health well and good of a rivalry but I think the practical piece of it about there needs to be other. They need to figure out some other legislation to have offset. So it's not like there's a road to nowhere for people who are leaving. And there's no scholarships opportunity for them to get Bruce Feldman Nevada Fox sports in the athletic. And your latest piece kind of bringing all of this whole what's old is new again world and trying to use it as a prison for the current sports seen Like the last dance in a way you spoke to Reggie Bush about the name and likeness Name Image and likeness new world. That's coming to college football What do you have to say? Reggie's perspective was fascinating talked for about a week back and forth about this subject and he's of the mind and obviously he got into a lot of hot water with the NCAA is Alma. Mater got devastating sanctions. Lost Thirty two year bowl ban And Really Reggie. Bush could have made so much more according to the The experts I talked to for the story projected what Reggie Bush split of made if he played now which is ten times. What anybody else you know. Trevor Lawrence Joe Borough any other star a made this past year under this rule and even if you use Reggie Bush is actual timeframe which was two thousand four two thousand five. He's still would've made they projected to three million dollars a year based on his earning potential. Which would be. I don't know and times what the NCAA was alleging that he and his family would've got a network to have gotten in benefits and so when he looks at this he and he told me he was like look. I made some mistakes through this. I'M NOT GONNA say I didn't and there's things he regretted about it but he said you know my situation had to happen for people to look back and say all right. This is a wrong system. Remember when what the money that people were making again off of off of College athletes when it comes to the end of the food chain. That's pretty staggering. And so we were talking about. Somebody could have made two to three million dollars. And this is even before social media It's pretty eye opening and I think he said a lot of times in this country. We are very reactive. We're not proactive. And he said people look back into wait a minute. What were we thinking? Why was this the right like the? Ncaa is this at every turn. And he's happy that for now he said I'm glad that thousands of kids will end up benefiting from this even though obviously it was. It was a real mess for him and his family and and certainly for USC and the weight of it started over video games in back in the day. This one. No this I mean I think this is fiszman. This whole thing gets really complicated and goes down a slippery slope in a hurry and I think you know to tie back to all the other anti I L. Stop they're worried about party people. You're worried about transfer third party people. I mean there's just it's it's all kind of connected and the reason why this and this is a little bit mentioned in the story threes this. Nfl stuff is so is so hard for the NCAA is. Because let's say you know you're prominent alum of your school. You WanNa have have some your star quarterback. Come to your son's birthday party you you could do it for fifty grand you can do it for a hundred grand. Normally it wouldn't matter. But because there's a recruiting component tied to college athletics right. That's where the NCAA is trying to police it. And that's what's GonNa come into the crosshairs of Congress. We're going say wait a minute. That's not free market value if you're casting yet and you're limiting it so it's going to get very messy the. Ncaa tries to sort this out going forward and the Reggie Bush story is a real good example. Sure how it can get really messy. I guess the the video game stuff I man is that. That's that's how the name and imaging likeness stuff got started you know with the abandons etc for in College Basketball but I guess what I'm what it just put a button on this whole conversation year is it. We have no idea what College Sports GonNa Look. Like Post Cove in nineteen. We have no idea how many programs are still going to be existing depending on how long this goes. If false sports does in fact exist and we may we may see a separation between power five conferences and the rest of Right and the rest of college athletics and potential parting of the ways. We're power five. Starts their own stuff outside of the NCWA things. I'm reading here and so much stuff. Based on what might happen in the next six eight twelve months. It's crazy. We have no idea what the world is. GonNa look like Bruce. We don't and I think the the thing that you know people probably need to keep in mind here is we're talking about hundreds of millions of dollars as relates to it and there's there are not easy answers to this and I think as as people get really further down the road on what's happening with the virus as we get closer to the football college football season. I just think that you know you gotTa keep in mind that there is really fractured leadership here. And that's that's kind of a recipe for a lot of the thing you just outlined potentially happening. I mean the the margins are very slim for some of these programs who are not Alabama or Lsu or or Michigan Ohio State. It's just very different world. They live Bruce Man Ope everybody's happy and healthy and safe in your world same to you at the time so always good talk law always bruce. That's Bruce Feldman. Check out his new. Pc spoke to Reggie Bush. It's a great read on the athletic and then Obviously he'll be back on the sidelines. If there is a sideline to get back on this fall on Fox sports and we'll just see how the coffers and these programs all look By the end of this year and in the same way that the NBA may come through this and decide. We need to do our season in December from now on and do the season meaning to start December from now on and run it through August and this year they may have to if they do somehow get back on the court. They can't start right again. The next month the maybe they do recharge the batteries starting December and take it all the way through to August and that's the way cage. Anthony Brockman will be watching associations seasons for the rest of his life and the same way. Potentially you know power. Five starts looking at other schools saying hey you know you don't want to do this in a certain way to raise revenue your student athletes are who they are. Your school and your provost are who they are. Ours are different and we're going to take our sports and go and we've got our own. Ncwa you can stick with you. Know Mark Emerton everybody else. Are you reading about that? You're seeing these conversations. That people are already prognosticating. I mean I fully expect the SEC. To just be like screw this. We're going to have our own wherever who wants to.
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
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Cameras unless they had to me if it's raining all over the place there's whether there's there's water on virtually everything to the Skycam. I think that's a John's point is like why keep going back to the Skycam can't wipe it clean. Shot cool shot I apologize It's been a long weekend the touchdown run back by Alabama off players. Name escapes me those captured on CBS. Skycam I am the entire way. Nothing Beats Skycam following a kick off. And then twisting to follow the player as they crosses the the the face of the skycam Guy Cam and which is usually placed around the fifty anyway and follow him the rest of the way it is truly like a scorsese shot. It's amazing and that happened after Auburn. I mean that iron bowl is nuts. Does Auburn me to have a one hundred yard return of some sort against Alabama to beat Alabama. dominy arm. Bill that required get. I know it just means more Bruce Feldman joining us coming up next Bruce Feldman Fox sports parts in the athletic. He is all over college football. He knows exactly what's going on your phone calls at eight. Four four to a full rich overreaction Monday still to come. That's how I roll in here on this edition. The Rich Eisen show right after thanksgiving. Everybody's got A to do list. Drop off the dry cleaning pick-up some milk. Here's an idea. Let's add save hundreds of dollars on car insurance to that list and the good thing is you don't have to drop off or pick up anything..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
"Make better choices choose jato fantasy football okay. The plan for today is bruce feldman from the athletic who was a neighbor. A friend and i just kinda wanna do a week one roundup of everything that we saw and then i'm always going to do this thing which i imagine. I may save two. We should do some titling kyle <hes> graphics. Maybe even sound effects. I'm not sure yeah we'll come on something just rapid fire observations. We could call it the starting five we call it the front seven you know i mean. Is anybody going. Although sometimes labeling is just the whole the whole reason like i i like. I think the only reason house has a podcast cast because house of cards is such a great title. I know yeah. I have heard bill say like i don't even know if he's a buddy from home kind of pressuring me and then he came up with this title house carbs and they were like all right done. That's fine yet you get. You're allowed to have a podcast so i don't you know i have. I have a bunch of things it's rapid-fire observations that i wanna get you there but the first thing that i did wanna talk on is whether or not we think the s._e._c. is going to be the best conference because it had a disastrous opening week and it's not just that missouri loss of it wyoming yes ole miss was actually a dog in that game against memphis <hes> but the tennessee loss at at home is terrible. The north carolina beaten south carolina there i mean that was kind of a coin toss but tennessee was twenty seven point favorite home and they lost to a bad football football team and then and we'll ask bruce feldman about this but florida who's a preseason top ten because they have the same the same role that i talked about last week and i i know i brought this up but college football the expectations that we have for your team the upcoming season so meaning right now it it has more to do with what just happened than any other sport because we have nothing else to go on okay so it's not really anybody's fault roger williams. It's just that you you are sitting there like trying to figure out like when michigan gets smoked by florida and florida has philippi franks and look at dan mullen and things are working out and look at some of the guys is on defense and on and on and then you have a really overrated florida gators team that's it. It's so simple to figure out okay so we went over all that stuff last last week but going into this year. It was look at the depth for the s._e._c. Lookit the top five teams that are in the top fifteen to sixteen depending on which poll you're looking at. How would you compare that with. The lack of death in the s._e._c. doesn't have as much depth okay well. What about the big ten while the big ten. We thought maybe last year is a chance that this team this conference. Excuse me is going to be really special wisconsin's. Oh line enough to carry them michigan ohio state penn state even michigan state. We can get to michigan state a little bit later. 'cause defensively looked amazing again so i could start to craft a thing in my head where i'm going way we could be sitting here by the end and i'm doing this as of last year at the end of two thousand eighteen saying to myself this might be the best conference now like look at what those four or five teams are possibly the peak version of them michigan flirting with the blast..
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
2019 college football championship predictions
"The Texas longhorns are seemingly trendy pick. Not only for big twelve championship not only for a spot in the college football playoff. But the Texas longhorns are a trendy pick for the national title game. The sporting news has there. I assume is only prediction out for the two thousand and nineteen college football season national championship game. And they predict that the longhorns, we'll take on the defending champions, the Clemson Tigers in the national championship Bruce Feldman who covers college football for the athletes, as well as Fox Sports notes that UT is a trendy pick, after they beat Georgia. In their bowl game. They bring back star quarterback Sam Eleazar and wide receiver Colin Johnson as well as have a budding star running back in Chianti Ingram. So when I saw this. Immediately. I scoffed and I scoffed loudly. It sounded something lonely. That scoff that was that was my scoff, because I was wondering what you scoff sound like scoff loudly at this. But then I started at dive in and you know, I removed my immediate thoughts and starting from a blank slate and tried to figure out. Okay. How likely is something like this Clemson has the best odds to win the college football national championship, according to Vegas insider, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Michigan all have better odds than the longhorns. So not only the longhorns longer odds than quite a few teams. They have longer odds than someone in their very own conference as the Sooners checking in at sixteen to one with Texas twenty five to one now, the love for Oklahoma's preposterous, preposterous. They're replacing on offense alone four star. Offense of linemen the starting quarterback and the best wide receiver on the team. There is an look Lincoln, Riley is a monster. And they are a recruiting hotbed. They recruit better than almost anybody. But Oklahoma being sort of the automatic team to win the big twelve is a little while you're going to have to win the big twelve you're going to have to win pretty much any conference. If you're going to get in the college football playoff can Texas do it. Yes. Texas. Absolutely can do it. They should probably end up being favored in every big twelve game. They play with maybe the exception of playing Oklahoma and that could obviously change based on the results early in the season now as far as getting into the college football playoff. You need some juice to your resume. Even if you win your conference, you still need some juice, you want juice on the resume. How about week two of college football. And you get Texas hosting LSU in a nighttime match upon ABC that's juice to your resume. So if you can do the simple. I say, simple and ironic manner task of winning the big twelve and you beat the by you bingles at home. You got the juice to get into the college football playoff because you would think Alabama versus Georgia potentially they eliminate each other Nishiguchi and Ohio State potentially they eliminate each other. Clinton. Is the runaway favourite in the ACC? So an undefeated big twelve champion would be a head of Georgia who lost Alabama or who lost to Georgia. It'd be a head of Ohio State who lost a Michigan or vice versa. And then Clinton. I mean that's an easy sell. Toughest game on their schedule. Texas AM coming to town week to outside of that. Not nothing scares you Clemson schedule. They should roll through this thing. So Clemson undefeated ACC champions, there in Texas hold up into the bargain. So once I thought it was crazy. It's not quite as crazy as I once thought, but Texas will have to perfection. Because nobody gets Bennett for the doubt with one loss outside of the SEC the occasional big ten team does. But for the most part, if you want in the college football playoff, you're going to need to be perfect, especially if you're outside the SEC, which is where Texas finds themselves, which is where Clemson finds themselves by the way, we talked about Clinton's schedule. There's no room for error in their schedule
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"But I think it's I think it's inevitable honest. Bruce out of win. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and national college football inside of the athlete here on the rich Eisen show. Okay. Bruce, so handicapped what the national championship game is gonna look like a week from tonight. Depressed by Trevor Lawrence the depression quarterback for cleansing good receiver trend. Try again. A really good Ryan back open. The I think I'll Obama's gonna win this game. Because I think Alabama's just too good up front with Quinton Williams against cleansing offense of line, which I don't think is going to hold up well enough. I I think it'll be more compelling and more of it. You didn't match them. Certain what we saw Saturday loaded up front, and I think they'll get Alabama more problems than anybody else. Save face just because they're delighted on a different level. LSU doesn't have those guys right now on has a few of them not now. And I know Mississippi say as probably the closest version of that. But I think our Bama so on all levels. And and what we saw in the night is to I talked to one of their coaches today's for the game. And and I eighty five eighty percent of that. Now, he laugh you hundred percent you watching. Move around thirty look like and those Alabama receivers of really good running back to complete offense to team away that pick say really have had as great as they been bad the complete opposite. They got one. Now would was Dexter Lawrence going to be able to play think for Clemson. That would be a big addition. He is you know, he's been sat for PD's right now. What do you think? Won't be able to play. But that's just a hunch us. It's hard to overturn those things. But that'll be one of the story line and keep an eye on us because you know, to Friday, and and really just everybody get me here into the bear right now. Let's let's move. Let's go wider scope with you in a few minutes. We have left with you. Bruce feldman. What in the heck happened with Mark richt in Miami? And Manny as who is you tell me is was it true that he was interviewing for the offensive coordinator position for his new job at temple. When he got a call from Miami to come back to campus as the is that true. Some of our. So what happened Margaret I, you know, they really struggled this year on the specially on off. And there was pressure on Margaret Negga change and move on the quarterback coach quarterback poses John. Rick his son. That's what I was told really was driving behind him stepping down as recently as a couple of weeks ago. One rips assistance was being pursued by another hour five job. And it was time to even said now sit tight it's all going to be good here. So that's what changed was the the you did not want to make some hard decisions on the offense of staff, and that leads you game saying, all right. I'm I'm walk on stepping down. Now with many of the things such a low and reported last night. Then is what's still in south Lord? I mean, he coached the bowl game. He was miss still it still what my return back to campus. Is still in Florida, but you actually interviewed yesterday office coordinator job candidate poor staff at temple, and that's what is home was starting to blow up a, you know, this is situation. We'd like we like to take this thing over with him. I think it's worth really noting your he was the best thing that Margaret tied going on this rushing really on defense. Many the Miami guy, very smart guy. He's the the brains behind the turnover chain two years ago, the kind of cook off and gave them an entity that had a while. And everything I was told by the leadership around inside Miami was they really like it. So Manny was a great hit at Miami. Claire really responded to their hoping now that bring part of that same the offense out of the ball where the gliding. We'll see. I mean, I thought they were. This was something that happened. I reported you know, it was going to happen fast. He was he was the target and within an hour. They got credit to the wanna let temple drag on this in the middle of. Well, I mean, we very rarely top temple football on Ashley little on on this show, Bruce, but another guy that temple is identifying at the time before hiring Manny Diaz was Don Brown the defensive coordinator at Michigan..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"Chance to work at different places having to move to different places for whatever reason after such a long tenure at ESPN. Yeah. I move so much even skipped I was at CBS for two years. So. Yeah. You're right. Forgot that. Yeah. So, you know, I think what I was at he has him for seventeen years that was my only real adult job for a long time. And the only way I ever thought I would leave. There was if I left the business entirely and tried to get into something like trying to write movies or something like that. I never had any intention of leaving. I loved working there. Many of my closest friends in the business are still there. But you know, everything went down the way it went down. And I had to react grateful that that I had some opportunities to move on what I found, and this is just you know, anecdotal. It's just my observation but having worked at CBS and having worked at at ESPN now having worked at FOX CBS ESPN or more like then boxes, and I don't know if that's as much function because FOX based in Los Angeles and the other two are based on the east coast. But I feel like the vibe of how it is is is very different. And you kind of you know, when I went to sl. And since you don't all your work that I don't feel uncomfortable saying this. But when I went to sign I was talking to them after FOX digital was restructuring. And I was looking for a place to write, you know. I I always respected the sl brand. But I had enough friends who'd been there to know it was on pretty shaky ground financially. And so when I went there, and they were interested in me. I didn't know that they were about to lay off three or four really talented people people. I am friends with and I didn't know that at the time. And and so you kind of sit there when you come out of that you like God, this is a really messy industry and the way I look at it is, you know, you sign contracts for two years, and that's long term, you know. And you just kind of reevaluated you go, and you do the best job you can. And you just I mean, if I was if I was twenty five coming into the business, I would look at it weighed differently than I than I did when I was that age where I thought I'm gonna be at ESPN forever that this this industry just doesn't work like that. It's rare for anybody to have that you know there. There's basically curb street, and then almost everybody else's kind of on, you know, a real all door. There's maybe the top one or two people at a at a place who are the foundation place, and then everybody else's feels like there to some degree interchangeable. You for for those who don't know the story, you can Google Bruce Feldman in ESPN not going to go over it now. But he was in the news in terms of when he left very very public..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"The underdog is. These, these Stanford, Steve, and the. Oh yes. A home team getting points. What's better than that? All right. It's week four. Good week last week for us. Three three felt like I left a lot of meat on the bone though. That's what we force for. Exactly. Got that. Just some housekeeping, you'll be out new gene. I wanna get some travel Chinnery to throw. We've not not no pun, but that's the bear of the college game daydream scenarios that will get into sure everybody's dying in home to find out about what my my weekend travels are. I got. I say five picks I. I got a couple liens. I think I wanted to ask you about two at the end of this, but I wanna I wanna bring in our guest this week. It's Bruce Feldman who covers four better than anybody. I know he's been a friend of ours for a long time. We welcome in Bruce Feldman. You read them on the athlete. You see him on FOX on Saturdays on the sideline, most likely where they're stunned storms expected with that being said, he is in Austin. I was there last week and we dodged a thunderstorm so Bros. first of all, welcome in and second of all, bring rain jacket. I am very excited about this podcast. I made the big time now I got to homegrown Aikawa college football guy can't beat that. And I, I will probably drag out the bad weather because that seems to happen when our crew gets out there. Love your crew actually told you plenty of time. I think you are the crew there. People get mad at me when I say that, but I, that's what I feel quite enjoy. Davis will not get mad when you said that. Make sure you tell that right. I can't get to those guys are too. Two big time numbers not allowed. We will get to your Turkey burger portion of the podcast little bit later as that's been making the rounds with your love of the of the burgers of Turkey. But let's dive right into it, you you've been a voice, you know, obviously, when you work back here and you know, our favorite guy always, you know, when it comes down to writing and coaching and on all the inside, you know, scoops of the sport, but with you living on the west coast, and I don't want this make this east versus west, and you know, you know the the, the narrative about us opposed people back here in Bristol. But when I look at the latest AP poll, you know, I look at Auburn, losing drop into spots as they lose his ten point favorite at home as opposed to looking at Washington. What happens when they lose to Auburn and they dropped. I think it was ten spots, but allies. This week will be on Oregon Stanford. It's two Pac twelve north teams. When you look at the Pac twelve, especially the. North right now as a whole, do you think these teams are getting credit for good? They are. That really, but look, I live on the west coast. I've lived here for almost twenty years, and there's a reason why it is. I mean, they were awful in the bulls last year when your flagship school which has been USC when they get drilled by Alabama when they get embarrassed by Notre Dame when.
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.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"It's not that against his theories i you telling me sucks genuine next week tell them big band bugs can't come on cerruti ass thing yeah yeah you're theories aren't legit i mean i don't think it's there is bad but like janas was the best player that's aries wall was the best player that series depot is the best has the bit much but yeah i can't see anthony davis though anthony yup yup i mean westbrook is probably best his series so taking yeah right he may have not i mean thing thing is is like like me me i just love that mitchell had that moment so that the rest of the world you know what i mean for eighty two games ready to games but having a couple of weeks donovan mitchell just changes everything okay i have one draft thought we're going to get a bruce feldman here in a second the lamar jackson deal i do love the way like the ravens loved this guy and they had to trade back into get him i don't know if mars gonna be any good you've already heard you talk about all lamar stuff i i think it tells you a little bit about the league maybe it was the depth of the position that took until a team trap trading back into the drafts for thirty second pick to go in and take them it did get a little weird as far as which teams qb needy which teams would maybe even do something like the chargers once they didn't take a middle of first then you could see all right maybe lamar is going to be a little bit of trouble here those private meetings that were private both of them with new england patriots like oh this secret meeting lamar jackson have villa check oh and make all the sense of the world woman they took a tackle from georgia you knew they probably work in then also take him later on because they love him you love him so for the ravens to argue that they love lamar jackson let's just recap what happened with the ravens in the first round the sixteenth pick they could've taken tomorrow when they loved him then they didn't they traded back to twenty two taken him with the twenty second pick well they didn't they traded out of that move back twenty five we'll now they'll take that lamar jack.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Solid Verbal: Living College Football
"You know running back by committee guys the receiving core needs tap they don't just don't have enough receivers he looked at the d line and some of the linebackers they have some that some that don't have enough of them but they have some some really athle people who are tough and that's kind of what you're looking for fair enough bruce feldman sl dot com sports illustrated fox mortz one go by the cubeys paperback vailable yes sure why not wanna thank you so there you have it that's it for this week i promise you we have big robust more fun shows coming up in the near future we're here every week during the offseason every single one of these weeks we still have big plans big ests we're gonna do we're just gonna blow it out in august at the chicago live show by the way we're doing a live show for our fantasy things draft in chicago in august any locals have any ideas as for venues we've been talking to people but we are open to any and all ideas we need a few hundred seat availability we want some food and drink they want everybody to have a good time we'll go out afterwards as per usual but let us know solid verbal at gmailcom for that or for anything else that's on your mind follow us on twitter at solid verbal facebook dot com slash solid verbal and once again the real verbalize no five stars on i tunes it helps with the algorithm it helps people discover the show that are going to like the show hopefully so it's a win win all around we really do appreciate it so thank you again and we're going to be releasing merch soon new solid verbal spring shirt a full on store with more than just solid verbal branded stuff but a wide array we're going to a hat i think we're going to do a mug so you can protect your face you can put liquids into your face all while supporting the show it's all happening thank you again to bruce feldman go follow him and support him in all of his stuff he is the best thank you again for listening we'll see soon so both stay solid and poofs.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Solid Verbal: Living College Football
"Start out with some nonsense bruce and i sell here it is bruce feldman sl fox sports one find his book it's called the qb it's a great fast read let's let's talk football all right and with that welcome on bruce feldman first of all no tie so if you have any questions if you wanna get thoughts out knowing that this will probably not get edited just now is the time that is good to know you kinda hitting me on stuff where i so i can ask anything about him or anything about or anything feel like thai would end it out or would be comfortable talking about any and just wherever your heart wants to go and we can come back to ties various statment guy true you know so he's kind of kind of clamping down on all our creativity is i would think we're gonna explore the creative space today with of course bruce feldman from fox sports one on the sideline reporting sports illustrated you're all over the place i dot com you are the i would argue the preeminent college football trader joe's vegetable fried rice spokesperson i'm not a it's actually my kids who liked that so but we are it's legit we i'm in there like once a week same appreciate the honesty trader joe's you're on the audible with stewart mandel of the so i think it's all happening that's what i'm saying big trader joe's guy we you know we have like the bed come the mattress company that jet i really liked that so.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"So in this hour uh chris brock plans news update dan webber tarred took the commissioner of the major league baseball apart on his show yesterday and the commissioner said that he did not know prior to the sale of the marlins what their plans were on the payroll that it is not part and parcel of his office to know that stuff uh there's new stuff coming out today from south florida don't miss all of that including our pitch friday topic from funny or die we will reveal it give you a couple of examples it's hilarious that's all coming up here in our number three of the show uh before we get to bruce feldman of fox sports yesterday was the early signing day earliest of all time nick sabin who is get ready by the way the take on clemson for a third straight year in a national semifinal was asked what it was like to get ready for that ballgame and then have a recruiting go down in such an important day i just know there's a lot of stuff going on here right now drawn to prepare for playoff game trying to recruit um you know the intensity and recruiting in december and the schedule was much more hectic and much more difficult relative to trying to see more players are you thought we're gonna sign a midyear um or sign early how maybe even if they weren't midyear guys are so it you know it's it's different so that was uh nick yesterday bruce valbe joining us here from fox sports s i dot com what what was yesterday all about bruce for those who might not be familiar well rick i think a lot more top recruit shine.