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"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
"And a few other places but they will not own entirely the cfp as they currently do. Yeah i mean like full disclosure. I worked at espn for seventeen years. And now i work at a competitor just the same out of the way the talking to eighties and people inside the big twelve and obviously this. Is this a come out in a much more. Contentious way with some allegations from bob bowls. B They feel like espn has been in the middle of this and orchestrated with gregg sankey with some models and projections that they have worked out and and done like advanced time. And so if that is the case that it means a we're going to set up something long term that gives them all basically all control over the playoff and it's pushed through without it kind of going to the open market Much too is similar to how it was with the sec deal Then obviously that would. That would be a huge shift for espn and it's in. Its pocket because college for very devoted passionate following as we as we all know and that they can do this deal without it going where maybe some other places have have deep pockets and are willing to make try or at least try to make a real statement about where they're going and getting a c. p. or getting a part of the cfp would would be a big deal but if espn out in front of that. That's i. I'm sure they see it as great. You know big business for them and they would be leveraging relationships. Certainly with gregg sankey and the sec. Because that is the most important piece to this. So i think that's the part you know that's the elephant in the room right now no matter what people push back and say oh. Espn's not doing this or the sec. Did this or whatever you know bob. Dole's we from the big twelve or a bunch of other people within the sport are saying goes on At the end of the day you know. Espn and ends up being able to keep the cfp but getting it before it can kind of get out. Get horse out of the barn. I think that would be a coup for them in terms of what it could mean long-term at a time where the sport is in such flocks to begin with brusett as we wrap up And the the answer could be a lot of different things. but we we've seen already the seismic move. What do you think comes next Is it a big twelve going one way or the other or somebody else. Make a move. I think the big twelve is really the most wildcard situation of all these because if in reality is the leftover program. They have some value but they have such Fractional value compared to what everything everything that drove it was texas. know you. So yes if you're a if you're a top group of five if you were a ucf or if you're a cincinnati Where you have where you definitely have some attractive qualities about it. But i just don't think they can replace texas. And you and i in terms of the drawing card and so you know i to me to rush into anything from them i think they really have to look and say does the big ten stand pat and you've seen all sorts of rumors about what the big ten might do. Everything i've heard is that they are not going to just bring somebody in unless they're very comfortable with who. That brand and program is from an academic standpoint from fit standpoint. What are they bringing to the table right now. The big ten holds the most interesting cards here. Because they do. Next to the next to the sec. They have the the most devoted fan bases connected college football and they certainly ohio state which is which is a heavy heavyweight program with a bunch of other ones that are that are pretty strong as well do. Does kevin war now with barry alvarez really as a trusted adviser strong voice in his corner Do they what can they do. What is what is the most attractive thing to them because some of the other stuff. I don't know getting bigger and adding adding numbers. Adding strengthen numbers does really a lot if they're not really really big brands. And that's the thing. That i just i just don't know what You know sometimes getting bigger does not mean getting better. I mean you can add some some eyeballs because maybe you're adding drivers from a different state but you're also doing splitting the pie or in our tv partners gonna be willing to pay for what they may see a water down conference great stuff Burst many many thanks Always so helpful to get your view. We appreciate it. Thank you paul. Always talk to you. Bruce feldman and certainly i think you would he is saying is representative of what a lot of folks in college athletics or saying Lot of hate toward the sec in espn go figure Let's take a break more to come. Stay sprayer the fi the next hour. We'll get his. Take on all of this and heather dinner show on the same subject in the final hour. Listening to paul. Finebaum show podcast. We are back jeff in columbus. Ohio is up next jeff. What's going on paul jeff. We are doing great. Hey before i wanna talk to. Paul i read your boy bear to lee come in here another talking head that you roll in here all the time. Are you gonna hold these guys accountable. Finally i'm telling you right now. If lsu has three or more losses this coming season he should be banned from coming back on your show. Paul will you do that for us. Yeah i mean. I i need to get a better. Understanding of what type of corporal punishment you think we should use against our guests who were wrong not dot and bought him back on the show. Okay you bet that okay pan collars white. Jim still use on your lead in. He's been paying for the record. No one has ever formerly been banned. Okay let me make another deal. Paul wants you have jim invite him back on the show publicly on the air and let him welcome east texas. And you to let them get a taste of jill. We'd like to make sure we know when that is i before we want to for. I am when i when. I use the word formerly for these tape. There is a procedure here in the finebaum show bylaws to be formally banned. There has to be a hearing. And we've done that before there. There is one person who who was permanently banned from this program and it happened. Many years ago we had a hearing on the air live representation for both sides. And then afterwards i made the determination to undo the ban and let her off the hook for time served so it until until jim faces a public trial You know we have to quit using the phrase band. I but i think you should just take him off and let him have a real rowdy with these cowboys out west and old jim getting the ring with these cowboys and i think the boys won't want to deal with that bowl anymore. Tell you that how how. How's your conference network covering this story. Actually just a lot of unknown. I think i think a lot of people wanna see ohio state you know polls some play i. I'm actually amazed. At how many people wanna see ohio state. Come down and mix it up with the sec. To be with you athlete cracking me up. I'd love to see that wouldn't that be beyond ball. I mean it'd be on talk right now. You think about fourth or fifth. Best team in the sec. Now come off ball worse but to well. No they have to be behind alabama and based on. What police said. They'd have to be behind lsu now based on who bears behind. George your first problem with me. I'm going to include oklahoma. And the i think they might be behind oklahoma. Okay that's your opinion. let's bring it on. Let's bring it on while. I play oklahoma today tomorrow next week and not be afraid. High state defensive lines to be stout this year fall and the offensive line in. That's the key down there. I heard heard all that last year before the twenty eight point caning in the championship game. Okay whatever i know you got a little power on me right now but you know i. It's hard for you to come back at that. Where i wanna break it down about your voice. Thank you if you'd let me bring his name. Paul sure i mean the next time your boy thank. He's on your show or any other administrator and they say they make all decisions based on what quote unquote is best for the college. Athlete athlete. Athlete shut them down and say it's all about cash or you finally do that. No come on hold on You're talking about his statement today for his contract extension right. I'm talking about anything..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"After this. You're listening to the paul finebaum. She'll podcast welcome back. Bruce feldman joining us from the athletic. Of course he also works for fox during the season. Bruce thanks for being here. We haven't had a chance to visit with everything happened. And i think everyone has offered opinions on texas and in oklahoma. But i'm particularly interested in in what you are hearing In in relation to the entire landscape of college football it's been two weeks and a day. now nothing of course has happened other than threats but what what is the next. Move going to be i you know. I think it's it's a good question. I don't know exactly where the next domino is gonna fall. I quite honestly. I think the rest of the power five conferences or really trying to figure out what's in their best interest you know from a of a more pressing need is the leftovers in the big twelve. What is the best. move for them. you know as we at the athletic had reported on tuesday was that bob dole's was meeting with new Patrick mr george out. Cobb and i think there's a lot of stuff that is on the table and i think if are bob big twelve. I think you know you probably need to be a little more aggressive. Whereas if you're at the new pac twelve commissioner and i mean brand new he just got on the job you know weeks ago. what is what do you think you need to do. You have some some really strong properties. Starting with usc that's attractive but does adding on more programs that really make you stronger. And so. I think there's a lot of stuff. People are trying to get a handle on one thing that came out. I talked to somebody Who's a very influential person with in college. Sports circles who made the case. They thought it would be really in some of these conferences. Best interests if there was more. Tv partners or potential tv partners in the mix because in the nfl. It's not just one or two networks you're talking about in the middle of it and so you they feel like they have a little more leverage right now. I see it as it is. Espn and it is to some degree fox. And then beyond that is like does the sec. Cbs after the sec deals donner they out of it whereas nbc. Look if there's anything and are there other new potential avenues that make a lot of sense and financially would would have a lot of resources. Is that something that would be in some of these other leagues best interest going forward and so i thought that was an interesting point. I just don't know what's really viable at this point. Because i think a lot of the people who either are conference commissioners or the ones they really lean on or trying to get a feel on what's really headed their way. And how proactive do. You really need to be bruce. St do you think because of all these things going on simultaneously that the cfp really is going to be on hold right now for expansion because otherwise it does favor espn benefits if it's a shorter scale and and you know the the comments have been pretty pretty explosive So where are we on that. you know. i think the question's gonna be if you're one of these other conference commissioners certainly bob dole's be i don't know how You know how you get the toothpaste back in the tube in terms of yes on one level. It's big business on the other side. You're sitting in. A lot of these meanings are wait a minute. This you know. Greg sankey basically was was trying to get my business While we're in those meetings and knew about what was going on. I think so does does getting away or trying to slow play a cfc expansion That the you know cutting the nose off in spite your face kind of deal or is it something where it's like. Hey wait a minute now. the the rush to get this through. What was all of that behind it. Remember when when the sec deal came up from my understanding it was really it went right to espn and maybe there were some other money that they didn't discuss potentially in there. So what is that would mean going forward. I think there's just a lot of stuff right now. Paul in terms of like how quickly could texanol you exit the big twelve. How messy does that become. How quickly could they turn the page and and get everything. Ramped up for cfp expansion. I think what is happened from talking to people around the sport is i think they wanted to push pause a little bit because i think they were like wait a minute. There's some things going on here. That were not that. Will they feel like we're hidden to them so we're not evaluating in the way i think they were evaluating it Just weeks ago because at face value it really wasn't at face value. And so that's the part where i think There's a lot of honesty. There's a lot of frustration and some trepidation from some of the people who were in the middle of the discussion. That doesn't mean that they would say okay. We're gonna we're gonna knock going this direction. Even even if we think that ultimately ultimately is in the best interest of our member of the tuition's i just think right now. The trust factor and You know we. We're not seeing things at face. Value part is something that has given people a lot of concern. I understand the uneasiness. But but you said it a minute ago. Bruce for the pac twelve or the big twelve to to hit pause on a twelve team expansion. I it seems like they're are going to be affected. The most I mean the you heard. We've all heard sankey say the same thing i mean. He can live with four for the time being. No no doubt. I mean that's the point of it. I mean the question i think. That there's kind of reconciling though is again. It's like you know they look at this okay. Well this is the motivation for this. Was you know the whole rollout from a pr standpoint of the cfp and how that expansion kind was drop. I think you know. Look call you. And i've been in this a long time and it's like when you see a lot of how. Cfp has operated. It's almost like hey we're going to try it out. Bill hancock to try to you know to take all the all the shots for it and they just kinda say all right we. It is what it is. And then move on. And i think i think when they looked at it. And i'm not talking about just greg sankey because to me. I think you know if you wanna take a step back or two steps back from this A bunch of people have always argued for years. Well they're college. Football needs. is our college football college. Sports needs her. Needs a a just one voice and a lot of ways. what we've seen what's been revealed. It has that right now. it is greg sankey. Here's the biggest powerbroker. He's the one with the most leverage. And i think the events of the last couple of weeks have made a lot of those people a little more leery in so doesn't mean it won't happen. I just think that they right now. Feel really Uneasy with where that's going because who knows what this means for the for the big twelve long-term who knows really what the place should be for the pac twelve or for the big ten coming out of it and so to just say it's like hey we're gonna operate just like it was Under the under what. We thought things were like 'cause i mean. I talked to two big twelve. Eighty a couple of weeks ago who they were under the impression they believe that this is the most stable the the big twelve has been and in twelve years and the reality is nothing could have been further from the truth when texas and all you Did what they did with with the sec. So i think that's what you have to keep in mind for the context of all of. Why are we really rushing into. This is just that are we rushing listeners. This the smartest thing though thing for us in the long term it makes the most sense. Bruce kind of a weird question but is this as much about espn as it. Is greg sankey because they currently hold all the cards. And if it does drag out They may hold the cards for the sec..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Next hour. We'll find out. What the hp thinks of all the new comings and going in the southeastern conference. Let's get back to the calls right now. Kevin is in north carolina. Good afternoon cavern. Get afternoon paul Thanks for letting me visit again. Thank you back in back in. Pioneer southern pines all dried out here and I need some help from your viewers and yourself. I had this dream last night and I don't know what to make of it. I was at a football game was a night game and it was leading and raining and it was cold and miserable and You know you couldn't really tell the jerseys on both teams was so muddy that you couldn't tell what jerseys but you could tell. I knew in the dream that There was a good guy team which i was pulling for the bad guy team and You know the bad guy team was just one up on the good team at the half. It was twenty eight to three bed guys. Okay they go to the locker room and the good guy teams Coaches mesa great. Adjustment out there and in the third quarter the good guy team comes warned back and cuts the score to twenty eight twenty four and then the fourth quarter starts okay and you. The bad guy team is guy in that you can see jersey. because he was standing on the sidelines. He hadn't been in the game and the wonks raincoat on with the hoodie and he comes in and everybody says who is that. I don't know who is. This guy has a rifle alarm. He is just throwing bullets all over the place. He must have had on some different cleats because he was just dodging everybody on that soggy muddy field. And what happens now. Is somebody figured out that. This guy's name was delta middle initial v. last name covert okay. He just went up to score. It is now forty two twenty four okay now which forty three. You got another field goal. The bad guy team and i woke up in a cold sweat. And i'm saying wow what analogy is going to get through to these knucklehead low. I q goebel people that have not gotten the shot and isn't that appropriate that his name was delta from the delta. My god paul. Ninety ninety ninety to ninety five percent of college graduates have gotten the shots. I don't understand these people that have gotten shots. They think the shots gonna turn them into communist or something. What excuse do they have. You're not gonna have an audience because most of these most of the problem is union in your constituent area. The southeastern conference states. Is there anything any analogy. You can come up with better than that to get. These people off asked go get the shot the that dang thing here if the parents don't get the shots and the poor kids get it their kids their offspring okay. Can they be held liable for neglect or abuse of children by the hr s. or something that they bring it home to their children because they're so damn stupid. Thank you for the call. appreciate it. let's check in with diane. Who is up next in birmingham. Hello diane diane are you there. Diane is by. Hollis is up next in texas. Hello good afternoon. Mr find bob. I am eighty three years old. And i've been watching or listening and washing your show for years. Thank you and i enjoyed very much. Your take on texas. Getting into the sec. I've lived in texas most of my life. I grew up in the sec area and watched south west. I go all the way back to their. Oil is playing for oklahoma and texas coaches. Were guy's name reid and cherry. And i go back to ear. Who was an alabama and bark star and Does tennessee at lsu. I wanna be quick about this. But i wanna tell you or ask you if you have considered a caveat to texas getting in the sec. And i think the caveat is this that in the period of three five seven years when texas finds out. They're not the league dog and that the view is always the same and that alabama georgia florida. Lsu is not gonna put up with their massive nations of them trying to run the show. They're gonna take their bat and ball and go home. And my prediction is that eventually catches going to look at the christian brothers and notre dame and say hey they got a better deal than we do. Texas of the will. Get out of the sec. Go independent get their own. Tv network because all these years of observation. I've come to one conclusion. Texas have wreck every organization. They've ever been in due to their arrogance and the way they look at things and consider themselves now full disclosure. My whole family is full of aggies and a few of us even full protect us when they're playing for all the schools. We don't hate texas because we live here headmaster state university but i have observed this all these years and i've come to this conclusion. Texas is not a good fit for the fcc as good as it would seem to all of us. But i just want to register that caveat with us or with you and you write all that down and put put it in your pocket. And i'll call you back in a few years and we'll discuss what's going on at the time. We'll hollis thank you very much Enjoyed it and i look forward to that conversation in a couple of years. Pat is up next. how are you pat. I'm doing well paul. I hope you are and thank you very much Barrett soleil and legend fit to really good people. I happen to agree with both of them. and barrett salih. He's kinda rabble rouser. he he comes on. Your show says a bunch of stuff and then then you have a good time list. All of us call in both. Got it right. The one loss. Lsu's going to have is in the sec championship. The georgia right. Well i i don't I don't think they're going to get there. But if you say sir well. I mean that's how i can agree with both of them And i've gotten very optimistic about georgia. I think we're gonna beat clemson and And i think this year we can beat alabama Assuming lsu doesn't take him out of the sec championship. Well thank you for the call. I do appreciate it. Good to have you on. Zach is up next in georgia ho zach actually from columbus ball. Well great thank you for calling. Yeah i caught. It's been a long long. Yeah a couple months or so I just wanted to catch up with you. Say house doing. I'm doing good Getting ready to be a senior in high school Taking some broadcasting classes and things like that next year. So i get ready for college. Go to ohio state but overall doing good just wanted to see how you doing haven't called in a while. Yeah right about you do remember. These calls from winter and spring. And what are you doing this summer. nothing right now. I'm in florida with my visiting my grandpa But other other than that. I haven't really been doing anything running a little bit might lock on track. I know how. State see what i can do their besides that nothing much. What is your What do you. What do you run in track. I run the eight hundred and the mile. Wow that was associated. Pretty fast racist..
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Shuster. Well hey there everybody. I think what i said i love him. He's the greatest. I think i was referring to shohei ohtani work but i do live my husband too busy schuster in for jason here on the rich eisen show on a wednesday gratiot ahead. Enwrap report will join us. As we'll bruce feldman asked marshall faulk because you know i thought it gets some perspective from one of the very greats of all time and of course a guy named rich eisen will call in to talk about tokyo gold. He's obviously on peacock all week this week and next week talking about the olympics twenty four hours a day. He said last night he dreamed he was doing highlights in his dream. So yeah so. I think that the tokyo gold is penetrating deep into his skull. And we understand that. Good morning to tj jefferson pretty in pink today wednesdays we wear pinks rudd zilin w for life guys well so much happening. There's a lot happening there. good morning. Mike del tufo brockman. How are you good. I like to be referred to as nfl. Insider chris brown breaking news over here babies. You wanna talk about cam. And how his arm look today. Well i broke the randall. Cobb news yesterday did did chris. Brockman shut down twitter yesterday. Oh my goodness and and he shut down the show the day before. So it's like number guy. Oh come on reach over ninety one. I didn't expect this to go nuts but Green bay nation rose up They were very excited about the news. And then everyone else that you get. Your news from confirmed my report. And so you know so. Forget glazer and woved schefter. Shams drop brockman bombs in woes. Do we call him brock. Shorten it up if you're an. Nfl insider short naval brock bombed. Breaking news brock. Barley news sounds ridiculous. Breaking up took breaking news. it's ninety hashtag breaking. i'm kidding. obviously it was funny. Oh nuts yesterday. I gonna end up happening so i mean really happened. Rochman will take the serandon. Nfl news of the day. But we're going to start as we have every day this week with simone biles. Obviously she's withdrawn from the individuals. All around she's going to be evaluated by usa before she returns possibly to the individuals. And i'm shocked in in really just dismayed by the vitriol and the anger of so many armchair experts out there who are so mad at simone biles for listening to herself listening to her body so angry. Why why so angry is what i want to know. Here's a twenty four year old. Who does moves so dangerous by the way. Forget about watching them. In your amazed the actual moves are so dangerous that she's the only person person man woman person out there trying them. I'd like to see you do a double flip into a triple twisting double bat named after you person out there on twitter. Who's so mad because we're raising a nation of softies war sees it's un-american. She quit on her teammates. She's at quitter. Quitter knew me a saka. She's at quitter. What have you done. what have you done. That gives you a right to call her a quitter. What have you done. You're sitting there watching your angry. What is her listening to her body. Say about you. What does that reflect to you. Why are you so angry. There's a kid at their a woman named catherine burns. Who is a former diver of former. Gymnast gymnast and she said she explained in an incredible twitter. Thread this morning about the twisties. And it hadn't occurred to me about how your body gets lost. How your equilibrium is totally thrown off when you're twisting in the air now once not twice not three times at all when you're twisting in the air revolving rotating you lose sense of your equilibrium. She pointed out this woman. Catherine burns pointed out that diving. Diving coaches will say out to kick your legs out. And that gives the divers away to learn your neurosurgeon. Apps is your synapses when your brain is creating new neural pathways to know where you are in mid air that your coach will scream out so that you can kick your legs out and then go into the water. There's a reason why these girls learn. How do gymnastics on those crazy. Foam tubes you see when you take your kid to jim. Yeah because it's dangerous. Sloan biles at a time can fallen snapper neck. But we're saying dan. Simone go performed nasty for us out there after. You've already done everything in the world. If you've already established yourself as the greatest gymnast all time go perform for us. Because we're america. You know what i say. Congratulations simone you listen to yourself. You're not putting america first. You're putting yourself first. And when she said that the fund has been taken away because she's performing for others not for herself she said when i was nineteen. I would just go out there and do it. Who bus didn't do dumps steph. Nineteen and not think about it. I did plenty but at twenty four. You're a different person. She's a woman she's thinking about her future. Maybe she's thinking about mortality. Who knows but. She said she couldn't do it. And that's okay people are. We'll tom brady wouldn't do that. He played without a meniscus last year. Okay now him. By the way he's got an offensive line. Yes tom brady. There were certain times whereas tom brady. Phantom like tommy sit down. Don't get hurt. walk away from the game. I don't want to see some of these other guys who walk away or get wheeled off right not gonna lie. There were plenty of ten. Go come on just you're done. You're great we love you thompson down. There's a want to fantastic. That's his choice. Her choice is to listen to herself. And that is okay. I gotta tell you. I get it. I relate to this tj. i i was a show jumper growing up. I remember the first time. I did like a four foot six fence. I had a horse who had a stop in it. I had nerves. You know what happens when you get nerves when you're cantering up to a four foot expense you land on the fence dangerous vendors. Every time i did a football game for abc. I'd have nerves. My skin broke out. I was nervous but the light goes on and you have to perform and by the way people said well she asks for that job. We didn't tell her to be an olympian. She asked for that job so she has performed when the light goes on. I have to start talking. What am i gonna do. Tell my tell mike theriault. Hey mike. i'm too nervous. I can't do the game you got to perform. You gotta go out there but just the you know. I was sick to my stomach before every game.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
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"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
"Now much only talked about protecting and football and ruined. Turn say the alabama fans in arkansas van. I say this article offense for you never gonna beat a peaks. We we own you but you know by the way. matt lately. That is an accurate statement but Our talk protecting was alabama. Paul i get alabama's coaches the greatest coach ever since a bear bryant. He went to politician as head coach. But every coach has cracks in the armor fall and eventually start showing that i let me let me. what do you think is the crack For nick sabin crack in the armor. For nick sabin this year it would be hit here much of his offensive firepower. This year certainly lost a lot last year. I don't think anyone could disagree. But you've also heard these alabama fans call in legend and others say no big deal we got. We got players right behind those guys. That are just as good and i don't care what they got to say. Paul adam a proud aggie us matt day one man you got a couple of seconds remaining You know don't give them a piece of your mind. Alleging donald's aggie fans. We're gonna roll. Tide on mueller college station here. L w paul cook. Thanks matt matt is in case you didn't case you did not catches if he's proud aggie. We are heading to the break. We still have an hour to go. We hope you'll stick around cole. Cubelic in the final hour. We'll ask him about the aggies and some other schools right after this. Hey what's up. Everybody this is l z. Granderson here to tell you about my new podcast. Abc audio called life out loud. This show is all about preserving the history and honoring the contributions of the lgbtq community. Each week. i'll talk to some of the most fascinating people paving the way toward a more inclusive world. These conversations can get heavy but this show. It's also going to be filled with so much joy. And i mean after we are called gay people right so gotta be some happiness in there somewhere. Checkout life out loud with me. L z granderson. Wherever you get your podcast..
"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.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Able to see. You know we still working group and maybe they kept it as a tight circle of those four people to examine the the expansion. I mean i think a lot of us thought that it was going to be the stuff they would take And instead to get it to twelve and you know as you reported to be able to keep it under wraps for that long. I mean i remember about a year ago this time when everything was a raging with the pandemic and one thing that jumped out to me was that it was basically every conference for itself and you had a lot of the leadership of college athletics. Really you know instead of banding together seemingly to draw lines and go. It's it's every conference for excel. And so i think in this case from the discussions in the things we've heard and from talking to other people as well around the sport that it seems like this the model that they have kind of pushing now It has a lot of benefits for a lot of people involved. Certainly it's the bottom line business where you're talking about a dramatic increase potentially and money in that that makes everything go but i also think what it feels like it would do is pump. You know some needed life back into a sport that as great as it is as much as we love. It tends to get stale and i think what it really would do is in the second half of the season. We're in a lot of games that you know typically should have some interest become very regionalized and even just stick to their own schools. And i think if they can do that i think it will be really a big step forward. You know when they get to that point whether it's you know four or five years from our not at least it's it's something on the horizon bruce. How critical is it because we both know the pac twelve is hurting and they need something to happen soon. So how critical is it for this thing to happen in two years as opposed to at the end of his contract. Yeah that would be interesting if they didn't go further market and it stayed within the espn abc family. And that look the that's would be money. They'd be leaving on the table or the money that they would making a jump for. I think there's a lot of factors that i think. The powerbrokers need to sort out especially as it relates to what it do for the sport in terms of the next couple of years Was one of the things that to me. Seem like a little bit of a head. Scratcher in this plan was a lot of. It made a lot of sense. Except you know one point. It's like okay but they're still kind of bending over backwards. It feels like for the bowl bowl. That'd be expensive having some of these on campuses and to me. That was like okay. You guys have made a huge step forward but at the same time. There's still some of that. You know kind of like. There's a little bit of a foul smell when it ties to we have to do you know we want to. We ought to stay in line with our bowl partners and again some of these deals are tied up in them for a little while. It's not to say you know where the flexibilities for them to get.
"bruce feldman" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Team last year but they have to replace a lot of guys. It's not to say they're gonna fall apart. But this is probably as good a chance on paper as you would think i may have to. Just get over the top right. They've been close. They were close. You know four years ago and the devante smith you know win the game at the you know on that play but you feel like they're close. I think a lot of recruiter bought into that. Now we got to see kirby smart can get them over the hump. I did like the higher of todd. Monk coming in their offense coordinator is a tricky year for time. A new system. Come in just because of and a muddled off season because of all the issues and also you're breaking in a new quarterback whether it was going to be jamie numer or you know that it wasn't him and then you try to get Jt daniels healthy from coming off of injury. i'm fascinated to c. J. t. daniels in this system with a full year under his belt with monkey. And as well as you know this year georgia finally for the first time in a long time breaks through brutal. I saw you mentioned earlier today. The press conference with my shoshefsky skiing in talking about the duke coach. We're talking about one of the greatest coaches of all time in any sport in any league professional or not. And i couldn't help but think about nick sabin and here here here. We go with coach k. Finding someone that's very well known inside the beltway but but his replacement probably could walk down any street. Outside of durham north carolina. Yesterday and nobody would even stop him. You know the coaching world better than anyone is. There a former sabin assistant And most of them are now head coaches very successful. You could see not doing an understudy for one year but you you know being an heir apparent somewhere along the way or we just rushing poor nick saban to retirement at the almost ripe age of seventy think rushing..
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
"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..
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.