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"dennis dod" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:13 min | 7 months ago

"dennis dod" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"To be in Atlanta next week. But it's not just about being great on the field. It's about who they are as people off of the field, that is what makes SEC media day so great. Absolutely. The biggest part of next week that I can not wait for is not even close to the athletes, not even close. Best player best stories that you're going to get next week will come right out of the athlete's mouse. Because they have so many great stories to tell. So many things that they're interested in, imagine that they're human beings, guys. Imagine that. They are incredibly impressive and my favorite part. Braden gall here in for Paul finebaum on ESPN radio. And Nick Saban, when Nick Saban speaks, we all have to like, you know, we have to listen and we have to become terrified immediately. Unless you're Jimbo Fisher, of course. But during an appearance on the always college football podcast, which I believe is an ESPN product with Greg McIlroy, he was sort of lamenting the mega conference, the path that college football is down. And I don't think honestly that Nick Saban said anything in this conversation with Mac that is all that revolutionary. Quote, I think we're going to deal with this in a greater capacity than ever before because I think mega conferences are probably here to stay. Market share that market share, there's a lot that's involved and why we're doing what we're doing. And he's talking about the economics of it. And that's from Nick Saban. And again, I don't think there's anything earth shattering there from what he's saying. But it does, when Nick Saban talks about the devaluing of the bowl system, which has happened, he talks about the offenses in college football. He wanted to slow him down. Everyone else voted no, they wanted to speed him up, so Nick Saban said fine. I'll speed mine up too and do it better than you. The transfer portal, then he does it better than you by picking up jameer Gibbs and Eli ricks and I'm going to select a left tackle from Vanderbilt who's going to play and we all go, man, I don't, okay, Alabama's doing it better than us. And now he's threatening us with name image and likeness. Now he's talking about mega conferences. And it's been so beaten into the ground about where we're headed with college football. I think it is good news, and I thought it was predictable that the SEC and the Big Ten and Notre-Dame have said, we are not going to expand right now. And they're not saying that it's reports that are saying that, right? Matt Hayes, Dennis dod reporting yesterday. And I think that's fine. I think that's smart. I think we talked about it yesterday on the show. Be calculated, be strategic, don't do anything rash if you're the SEC, because you don't have to. You're in a position of power for the next ten years. You don't have to do anything. And I think that's good for the game. The question is going to be. And this is where Nick Saban's comments might be might be very ahead of the time here. My concern is, where are we? Are we willing to stop right here at 16 and hit pause on college football so that we can maintain some form of recognition in the sport? And I think that's what Nick Saban is trying to say here is look, we're headed this direction. We better be careful. And he's pretty spot on with this stuff normally. When he says something's happening, and he's concerned about it, he's not really actually concerned about it. Normally he's threatening us with it. And he did that with rules. He did it with. Name image and likeness, he's done it with the portal. He's doing it with everything. And now he's talking about mega conferences. We'll get into a little bit more of that coming up in just a minute, 855-242-7285, Braden gall here in football, fine bomb. Lots of time for your phone calls. Pat in Georgia pat, what is up? How are you, sir? I'm doing fine. I'm doing fine, Braden. And I'm double dipping, but you were talking about steps and Bennett before. I wish you, I don't think he deserves to be at media day. Yes, he won a national championship. And it was a Hollywood movie that nobody would buy the script before. He went from post man to national championship quarterback and MVP. The reason he's playing for Georgia this year is because he's not good enough to go to the NFL and because of COVID, he's got a 6th year of eligibility. That's our Achilles heel. That is what has got that position is what's going to make or break Georgia this year. That's what's bringing us back to the pack. Not losing people on defense. All right. And thank you, pat for the show. For the call, I appreciate it. I'm not going to say that. I am not going to say that stetson Bennett is the reason the pack. In the SEC east. I think some of that is Kentucky is pretty good. Tennessee is getting better. South Carolina got much better than people thought, much quicker than people thought last year. I think Florida is going to be a better all around program by the end of the season because I think Billy Napier is the right guy. I don't know how good they're going to be right out of the gate. Florida has a very, very difficult schedule early in the season. With Utah and Tennessee early in the year. So I think Georgia comes slightly back to the pack because you had 15 players drafted an NFL record. You can not have the same roster with that much talent that's gone. I will say this. I ain't picking them to lose a regular season game though.

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"dennis dod" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:20 min | 7 months ago

"dennis dod" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Andy Staples joining us here from the athletic Andy, how are you, sir? Good to talk to you, buddy. I am great, Brad, and I hope you have mentioned that you had the greatest idea for a trophy game in the history of trophy games. For those who don't know, brayden has long endorsed the idea of Michigan and Wisconsin playing every year for the right to control the upper Peninsula. And I think it is the most brilliant trophy game idea in the history of college football. First of all, Andy, I love how your brain works that you remember that nonsense. I appreciate that. But yeah, the UP, man. It's attached to Wisconsin. Michigan people claim it now, I guess. Why doesn't Wisconsin in Michigan play for the rights to the upper Peninsula for the UP every year? I think it's a great idea. I think it'd be a great game, like a giant bowl of mackinac island fudge goes to the winner, something like that. Oh, that's tremendous. Andy, so there's been a report, of course, a couple of guys Matt Hayes Dennis dod saying that the SEC is going to stay at 16 four now, which is sort of like me reporting that my wife and I are not pregnant for now. At least well, if she was, it would be big news. If you were, it would be massive news. Right. But you get my point though, right? Like I don't think that there was ever any movement coming for the SEC. No, they were not going to make the next move. Something drastic will have to happen for them to make another move, but that's not to say that won't happen. But this screams to me, hey, ACC. We're certainly not tampering with any, anybody's grant of rights here. Like, we're not bothering those schools. If they want to do something and then maybe reach out to us, that's fine, but we are certainly not reaching out to them. And then I think the only there's really only one school that could ring up Greg, thank you right now and be like, hey, we want in and he'd be like, okay, cool. Would be Notre-Dame. And it doesn't really make a lot of logistical sense to do that. I mean, if Notre-Dame decides that they want to give up their cherished football independence and join a conference, at this point, the Big Ten being basically a nationwide conference in their name being a nationwide playing and recruiting school, that probably makes the most sense. And I think Andy Andy Staples joining us here bring all in for Paul and the Paul find bomb show ESPN radio. I think it's more of like if there's a breakaway and the only path to a playoff spot is if you are in a conference, like it's mandated, then I think that Notre-Dame gets pushed maybe into the arms of the Big Ten. But again, I don't think they're doing anything anytime soon either. They don't have to. They're in a position where they can wait and see. But here's the thing, they're going to have to get together. And this is something Greg, thank you, has been warning people about for the last few months. They will have to get together and come up with a playoff plan because there is no plan past 2025, stadiums are not booked, hotel blocks are not like these things have to be done years in advance or there's going to be some pipefitters convention that X is you out of where you want to be. So you've got to actually start talking about this stuff and it's created this weird chicken egg thing. Like we're going to find out whether it's the chicken or the egg because we'll see which actually happens first like the playoff format or the schools ultimately aligning in the way we think they're going to align for a while. But at this point I don't know what comes first. I think that's kind of fascinating. Yeah. What's interesting is I think you could solve some of those problems by just playing all the games at host locations in home stadiums where college what a crazy idea. Playing college football and college football stadiums where they're meant to be played. Maybe on Saturday's two Andy, how about on Saturdays maybe even think about that? Listen, Braden, let's not go crazy here. Here's an interesting angle though to consider about playoff expansion. I am, I don't know how the timelines line up, but Greg sankey in that four person playoff expansion committee said they had been working on this expansion concept for two years. We know that Texas and Oklahoma goes back to about January of last year. Give or take. So in theory, in theory, if the group of conference commissioners had voted to expand and they had given the PAC 12 and automatic bid and the big 12 and automatic bid and all these teams and the or even not giving them an automatic bid was it said 6 of you the top 6 get an automatic. Does that stop the Texas Oklahoma USC UCLA move in your opinion? Or at least or at least delay it some. No, because the Texas Oklahoma move made too much sense for them. And USC and UCLA have been agitating in the PAC 12 since it became the PAC 12 and started doing equal revenue sharing. Because they always thought, hey, we should get more. And they did get more at one point. And so it was probably bound to USC especially. UCLA is a little bit different. And I realized they had debt. But USC probably probably wasn't going out of partner anyway. But USC has been headed down this road for quite some time. Andy Staples joining us here on the Paul find bomb show brayden Gaul in. So for now we know things are maybe going to calm down a little bit, but we know that there could be a West Coast combination merger of some sort coming between the big 12 impact 12. Do you think there is space if everyone's concerned? And I'm a diehard college football nut just like you. If everyone's concerned about the big business approach to college football, the consolidation and losing the charm and not raising another generation of football fans, is there a place for counter programming where you on the West Coast could say, look, we're going to take that 10 p.m. Eastern Time slot. We're going to be packed 12 after dark. We're going to take the best schools from the big 12 in the pack 12, put them together and say, look, come watch BYU, Utah, because we're still what's great about college football from a marketing standpoint. Is there space for that in our game? FX presents the old man. In Afghanistan, they called him to beast that eats everything. 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"dennis dod" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:48 min | 7 months ago

"dennis dod" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Get back to your phone call so your momentarily. Lots of crew N talk as the SEC dominating recruiting headlines over the weekend. So was Ohio State and Oregon and Clemson so we'll talk some Tennessee recruiting coming up in a little while as well as talking about upsets for your teams. However, and I don't want to call this breaking news, but Dennis Dodd as well as Matt Hayes have both confirmed today that it appears that the SEC is going to stay at 16 teams. Now, I would argue, and that is from reporting from inside the league there with some athletic directors on the record as well as some university presidents. I would argue that this has always been what was going to happen. That once the Big Ten made the big counter punch or got off the mat and took USC and UCLA, which was a tremendous counter punch to the SEC taking Oklahoma and Texas. That we're going to see a period of calm from the big two if you want to call it that with the Big Ten in the SEC. I don't, they are going to be incredibly careful and strategic with any potential moves coming in the future. And until we know what happens with the big 12 with the PAC 12 with Notre-Dame with other decisions around the country, the SEC is in no hurry to do anything. Hell, there are three years away from having Texas and Oklahoma potentially. Now, inside of those stories by both Dennis dod and Matt Hayes basically saying on Saturday down south there for Matt Hayes that basically should other things change could that change the line of thinking with the SEC. Could other moves force the SEC to reevaluate? And of course, the answer is yes. That'd be ridiculous if it didn't. Again, as I said on Friday's show, I think North Carolina and Virginia, those two states are the two biggest battleground states for future expansion from the Big Ten in the SEC. I just think those are a couple of years down the road. You get Texas and Oklahoma in a couple years. USC and UCLA go to the Big Ten in a couple of years. You let those lawyers work on the ACC grant to write for a couple of years, by the way, every year that goes by, the ACC grant of rights gets less and less financially difficult to break up, so I think that there's a lot of, I think there's a lot of, let's just sit back and chill out for a minute, from the SEC right now. And I got no problem with that. It doesn't mean that they're not thinking about stuff. It doesn't mean they're not, they don't understand the implications of what Oklahoma state brings to the table or Florida state or Clemson or North Carolina or Virginia tech. I think personally, if I were in charge, which I am not, that the university of North Carolina and Virginia tech would be the two top priorities to build a recruiting stranglehold up the Atlantic coast and extend your footprint to more states into very heavily populated densely populated very fertile recruiting territory and oh, by the way, bring in some big brands. That's just my personal opinion. 855-242-7285, but by all accounts it appears the SEC wants to stay right where they are and I think that's exactly right. There is no rush to do anything if you're the SEC. Let the big 12 in the PAC 12 sort out whatever merger, they're going to do, whether that includes Oregon and Washington, going to the Big Ten or whatever that may look like. The two of them coming together to form a bigger conference out west, whatever. Whatever it looks like. It could lead to Texas and Oklahoma coming to the SEC sooner. And that could, you know, that changes everything from a financing financial standpoint as well as expansion standpoint. So I don't think the SEC or the Big Ten, frankly, are in that big of a hurry to do much of anything. As I said on Friday, I think we're going to be in for a period of calm. If you're an SEC fan or a Big Ten fan. If that changes and things change, I think the state of North Carolina and the state of Virginia are going to be the places where we see the battles take place. 855-242-7285 if you want to get in, we're talking about media days we're talking about recruiting. We're talking about upset alert for championship contenders around college football, bob in Alabama's first up to join us 855-242-7285 bob. Welcome to the Paul fine bomb show. Hey guys, thanks for taking my call. Hi crew. I heard you take on over and it kind of reminded me of that old iconic movie outlaw Josie wells one of those clinics would say, you know, don't pee on my back and tell me it's raining. You know, how many today is, you know, many of the powers who know my locally here know me. Today is day one 60 of the disaster on the past year on the planes. And if they want 60 posts, attempted assassination of a day one, that's what you see here football coach that didn't work. And all of them is closer to the Doug barfield era than they are to continuing for a last time or even getting to the championship game. So all over in that bash is 500 and things go bad in September, it could get worse than that. Partially unemployed and auburn, big looking for an interim coach. So and you know, I just got a very weight on the Big Ten thing, you know, I've got a 17 year old daughter that is that wasn't even alive the last time USC national championship and that mashed potato chip got stripped from them because they cheated and pay players before the NIL was put in place. And you should lay in Ben. I ain't been relevant in a half a century. So to say that that's the equivalent of actually adding Texas and Oklahoma to me is a fallacy. Everywhere I'm wrong. No, no, you're not wrong and I don't think they're equal either by the way. Thanks for the call, bob. Lot to get there. I think it is the only counter punch. And again, I would argue it's just getting off the mat. And I know that's a weird analogy because the Big Ten makes a fortune and they make as much, if not more than the SEC per school from a television contract standpoint. They're the two horses that are breaking away from the pack, or at least they have for the last ten years. I don't have a problem with, again, yeah, and it's not, it's not comparable, but it's the best thing they could have done. Outside of adding Notre-Dame, the best thing they can do was go get the second biggest television market in the world with the two biggest brands on the West Coast. And with the USC stuff, USC is a dominant powerhouse program when they

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"dennis dod" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

08:05 min | 11 months ago

"dennis dod" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

"To get started today. While we were both in South Florida last week, coincidentally, but I just basically stayed on the beach, you actually did a little bit of work. And went to UM and saw Mario Cristobal, what's going on there? Well, a lot of big plans for rapid improvement of facilities. So I think they're going to have put shovels in the ground for a new football building very soon. Much needed. You know what? The stuff they have now is so much nicer than it was. They have an indoor, which I've had for a little while now, but it was part of the old green tree practice fields. And there's a lot of stuff that has been upgraded there. You know, it was just, there was a lot of energy in the building. I got to see, you know, it was still a little crazy to see, I saw Josh gaddis. Obviously, I saw crystal ball. I saw Joe. The one that I, you know, you do a double take was I'm sitting in the lounge and here comes Charlie strong. And it's just like, just to see people out of context. You know, like in terms of what you're used to seeing. And you know, he's there, Kevin Steele there. It's a, it is a strong staff. I expect before too long, they will probably end up adding Alonzo highsmith in a capacity and personnel, which is obviously a huge name for Miami fans. And so I think a lot of that has resonated really well. I think they're still going to have to be very active in the portal because there's still a lot of there's still some holes in the roster, but again, it's relative compared to what they're going up against in the ACC. I mean, beyond Clemson, I think NC states got a really good team coming back, but after that, I think it's not like they're playing in the SEC. So it was interesting, like Mario has got a lot of stuff going on. And I think they are very, you know, he's all about not all about, but he is so he is neck deep and recruiting all the time. And you get that feeling when he's just kind of, you know, I think one of they have like an hour recruiting meeting every day. Well, coincidentally, while we've been on the podcast, my Manny Navarro our great Miami writer, just published a new story, a night of recruiting with Mario first of all. Miami coach speaks at Lakeland Lake Gibson home to 5 star cornerback hermani McLean. It's basically a night shadowing him on the recruiting trail. So if you're a UM fan, you're definitely going to want to read that story on the athletic. I just remember thinking, so I hadn't, you know, when we cover the orange bowl or national championship games there in that stadium, everything's in Fort Lauderdale. You never really you're not in Miami proper. Unless you draw unless you happen to have to drive with Dennis dod and then you may have. By accident. No, he does not have the best you don't want to be in the car necessarily with. You're referring, are you still referring? Is this like, do you have a more recent example of that? Are you still talking about that Virginia tech, Boise state game? No, that was no, I actually had a he was driving me back from a media day. I think it was Clemson, Oklahoma, and it was amazing where do you remember the Big Ben parliament European vacation? That's what it was like trying to get Dennis to drive out of the, you know, out of the parking lot of the stadium. I was like, oh my God, we're gonna die. It's just like, because we keep going around in circles like he can not figure out how to get out of the complex. But the time you're talking about was Matt Hayes the fourth person in the car. Yes. We ended up in like three or four different states. Yeah, we were trying to get to FedEx field and I think we ended up in Virginia at one point. I remember seeing seeing science for things that are definitely not in the right direction of the football stadium. Anyway, so yeah, we stayed at a hotel on south beach, and I got a 6 year old. We weren't like the clevelander, like we were in the party section of south beach necessarily. The south beach is pretty vibrant throughout. And I'm looking around one night we're walking at dinner and it's just like, you know, it's a really exciting vibe. And it would be especially exciting if you're a 18, 19 year old kid. And I remember thinking, man, Mario first of all is able to convince 5 star kids to come to Eugene Oregon. He should clean up here. Like he is such a good recruiter and he has this to offer. So, and like you said, a conference that is not exactly daunting. So I expect them to be very successful very quickly. I don't know if that will be this year. You can never really, you always have to temper expectations for year one with I mean, he's there for a reason. They weren't very good. But I would think by the second year and certainly by the time he starts getting in his own recruits, I've got a lot of optimism there. The one thing that I think bodes well, in addition to some of those others, which just from the talking to a couple of the coaches last Thursday was, it seems like the buy in from the guys they inherited has been very good. And sometimes that doesn't everybody say that though. Every new coach say that. It's true, but it's like, I think there's a shock to the system element, like I just remembered when Louisville took over, it was like a lot of players were desperate and wanted the change because obviously the combing from Bobby petrino was such a dark environment, but I think some of it was like, how ready are the players physically to jump into this? And I think so some of that, I think, has been promising. So we'll see. As a roster from my understanding, it's like, there's three good three talented tight ends. Van Dyck, obviously, had an excellent freshman year. And I think they're optimistic about him. And then there's some other gaps in the roster that I think they really still need to address. Let's do some emails. As always, send your questions to the audible pod at Gmail dot com. The first question is from not that far away from me. Michael galvin in Agora hills, California. We have all heard the story about Nick Saban sending his plane to east Lansing only for none of his assistants to board. This is back when he was taking over at LSU. We all know what happened to Sabin, but what happened to the assistance to any fine success and have you ever asked any if they regretted it? I love it. Yeah, I love this question so much. I immediately did the research. No, I have not asked any of any former anyway. That story, as far as we know, is true, what we, in general, I don't know, but I don't know that we can say that any certainty that every assistant had an offer waiting for him at all issue, but there's enough, there's enough truth there that we're just going to go ahead and go down this list, okay? And in general, what you're going to find is a couple of guys did really well and then most of them not so much. So Bobby Williams took over as inter coach before the bowl game that year for Michigan state and they won the bowl game and he got the head coaching job. So I think we could say, even though that his tenure did not go well, you know, he got a head coaching job out of it, so good for him. The O.C. on that staff was Morris watts. Who himself would end up becoming an interim coach when Bobby Williams got fired. He was a Mississippi state for a little bit, then a bunch of Mac schools, most recent evidence I could find was he was at Texas southern..

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"dennis dod" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

09:01 min | 1 year ago

"dennis dod" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Your podcast. And we are back it's always great to talk to Dennis Dodd from CBS sports. He has written about so many things important to college football. Including his latest inside the world of collectibles collectives using name image and maybe collectibles as well. Dennis great to have you on the season is over the NIL conversation never ends. Good afternoon and what's going on with you? Yeah, catching a blow a little bit, Paul, after the season, you have time to write about some of this stuff. It's consuming college sports and we'll continue to tell people they saw last year with wild off the field. I'm told by the people involved that it's going to be just as wild if not more so in terms of deregulation in this new NCA constitution? Well, as you dig in and talk to people around the country, what are you learning? I think the coach is, at least in terms of NIL, the coaches are really off upset and off kilter in that. What was below ground in a previous age is now allowed I mean it dawned on me that a lot of what put SMU on the death penalty in 1987 is allowed today. That's how wild it is. I don't know if it's going to change anytime soon. The NCA is looking for a bailout from Congress and I think the two cities involved they're either going to have to get that or at some future date negotiate with the players at the unit. To do some of this or maybe a combination of both, but neither of that is on the horizon. So I would tell people in terms of NIL that transfer portal get used to the new normal. This is what it's going to look like. Dennis, I know there are a lot of crazy stories out there, but when you talk to people inside college athletics, well, what's happening right now number one in terms of keeping players on your roster and then going after transfer portal players. And then the obvious recruiting, which is around the corner. Yes. Well, are you and recruiting? Do you say are you talking about signing day? I was going to say recruiting in terms of recruiting players off other rosters which I think is the biggest complaint from coaches right now. It always happened before, but there was always that that barrier in there. Well, you have to sit out. Unless you got a waiver, we knew that. Now it's the loss of JT Daniels a transferring for what the third time in his career is a graduate transfer and there are players in the lower, I guess the group of 5 that if you distinguish ourselves that the bigger schools will come after you. And if you're not in the portal, they will convince you to vote in the portal because of the opportunities. And look, it's not, it's not necessarily head coach is calling them up. There are two sophisticated today. It could be a donor, it could be an uncle it could be a teammate it could be a DM on Twitter. And that's what's happening. And coaches complying about tampering that kind of scratched the surface right now, I think it's definitely going on everywhere. And just to say the least, Dennis not to answer your question, but is there any is there any guidances or any compliance or is that just out of wind right now? The NCA says you can't do it. The NCA says, you can't offer pace or play in terms of NIL, you can't offer inducements, but look, what are we supposed to are we supposed to define some of these things when for instance a billionaire and at Miami, who's funding that situation? He's a he's an upstanding member of the community. He's offered 17 Miami players total compensation for 2022 of about $550,000. He doesn't have to offer inducements. Every recruit that's interested in Miami is looking at that. And sees that. And so how do you define an inducement? You don't have to call them up directly. You just have to set up these some of them I called collectives, but they're just straight up NIL deals that you can get. Through your parents, there were some guys that's using their parents for guidance. Some guys using these collectives. Some guys doing it on their own and signing really bad contracts, but that's the world we're in right now. When people call it the wild wild west, it's going to get a lot wilder, I think it's time goes on. Talking to Dennis dod Dennis, it's pretty obvious who's doing well. But who is all this affecting the most from a negative standpoint, who is really out of their league in this conversation. You know, the big picture here is I don't think much changes. As you were, Paul, around the game this fall, game day, I didn't think of NIL. And I thought of the games and you're great. I didn't think of a guy while he's not earning not playing for what he's getting. Earning is key. I think we're way way from that. I don't know if that'll ever happen. As long as that kid is wearing the Jersey dear old state you have a shared experience there. They want the class you look in the class. I said this before this started. I don't think that it's going to change the balance of power. Alabama and George are still going to get the best players and Akron isn't. I think that the guard rails are already in place. I've said this from the beginning that we need guardrail. The guardrails are already in place. You can only take 25 guidance. And no school is going to try to get the ten best quarterbacks because that ruins their roster. So it's just redefines the battle. The battle for Leonard fournette, when he was coming out of high school, is now different for a guy of his talent, because some of it is overt. Some of it is out there. And some of it's allowed. So I just think that the rich will get richer, I guess, it separates maybe the group with 5 a little more, but how much more than can they be separated? The group of 5 is already. Physically financially. In terms of competition in terms of access to whatever system you want to talk about. So I think in the long term, we're going to talk about this Paul the way we once argued and grinded our teeth over cost of attendance. Now it's just part of the financial aid package that nobody nobody really cares. I think it's time goes on what exceptions is always are. And IL will just become the lay of the land. Dennis Dodd was Dennis you've always been a great ambassador for the game. I mean, you give your opinion, you have fun with it. And it happened a couple weeks ago that you made light of South Carolina in the I think it was the duke's Mayo game and we had Shane beamer on the other day and he referenced something you had said he came back at you. I think you two talk. I'm not sure, but can you tell us your version of all that? Yeah, it's done. We've made up, but we made up publicly. It's fine. I can't wait to cover South Carolina football and Shane beaver. So it's all blown by the wayside as far as I'm concerned. Is that unusual though? Coaches have often come back at people in our industry, but he did it in a way which was kind of funny versus mean and vitriolic. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know the history of those types of things, frankly. Well, I can give you a chapter or two on them. Some other time. Yeah, I bet you. As we look ahead to the next season, Dennis. Everyone seems pretty clear on who the pick is. I know we're only in January. But as you peek ahead, I know we all do that this time of the year. Is it Alabama and everyone else? Or do you see some legitimate contenders? It's Alabama, the loss of, well, I guess the decision by Jameson Williams to come out concerns me, there's going to be depth issues at receiver, but there's plenty of guys there. We know they already have the best player offensively in Bryce young. They have the best player defensively and will Anderson junior with eligibility to go for those guys and in a year where they lost or the 6 first round draft choices they come back and play for the national championship, I think, says something..

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