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The Paul Finebaum Show
"keighley ringo" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"5th of the year, happy May Day for those of you who celebrate. Welcome in on this glorious Monday, we thank you for being here. The draft is over. There's still plenty of conversation about that. And so many other things as we get started. A month from now, we will find out what things look like in the SEC. What are we talking about? That will be the final day of Destin, hard to believe. The SEC spring meetings down there and they'll figure it out finally. Something tells me they already have. They just haven't told us yet. And the draft, we thought it was going to be all about Alabama, three of the first 12. We thought wrong. Second year in a row, a lot of Georgia players taken. So this comes as a shock, the SEC had the most players taken for the 197th straight year. 62 in all 17 straight that the league has led all conferences and draft picks, ten players each from Alabama and Georgia. That's more than some conferences this decade. How about that, Georgia defense, one of the best ever? A couple of years ago, remember? Well, last year wasn't bad either. These are the 22 picks, walker Davis, walker Wyatt. Sounds like a law firm, doesn't it? Let's go to the next year. This is 23, of course. Names, a little bit different. But the prowess still the same. Jalen, going 9 after all that conversation, no one Smith, Ringo, Smith, and Beale. Let's welcome for the first time in a couple of days. Mike Griffith to our program here, my good to see you. Thank you very much. And let's talk about it. What were your takeaways from the drafts, especially in regard to Georgia? Yeah. I mean, no surprises there. I didn't think with Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith going in the first round. A little surprise that keighley Ringo fellows Lowe as he did, but, you know, you saw the headline, Paul, and you know, it was a lot of things we talked about on our dog nation crews, you know, Georgia fans after the seasons. Now they go on cruise ships to continue to talk football and we had over a 150 fans on there and all they wanted to talk about was Georgia football and what Paul find bombs really like. And I said, no, this is it. This is it. This is who he really is. But no, yeah, Georgia football dominating the draft again. And to your point, Alabama with so many draft picks, you know, you would think if you had that many first round picks that you'd win your own division at least. And because I'm still trying to figure out the parameters for this best coach thing. On the one hand, they say, oh no, no, it's not how many draft picks you had, you know, George had a record 15 last year. It's what you do with your talent. Okay, so exactly what did Nick Saban do with right with bright? I don't see it, right? To me, this is more evidence of what I said on the last show about Kirby smart taking over college football. Just it appears pretty evident to me and I think that the case is pretty much been settled by this last draft. Yeah, Mike, I wanted to ask you about that because you were the first one to say it, but it seems like a few people are following suit. I mean, I'm hearing more and more chatter. It's couched. It's nuance, but there are still some of this, maybe the dynamics have changed. So explain how do you think that happened, though, because I mean, they're both similarly putting players into the draft. They both have great players. What has been the difference in your mind? Continuity, you know? Nick Saban's got revolving door coordinators and players that come in and out. Some of their successful some aren't. So successful. And Kirby solved the modern day football puzzle for now, at least. I mean, we don't know what curveballs are next. I mean, he's the only coach to win back to back championships during the college football playoff era. But to your point, you know, people are slow to change. You know, people don't want to admit that they need to change their opinions. And we all get comfortable with these notions. I mean, forever and ever, Kentucky basketball was the thing, right? And I don't know what it's been a ten 11 years since caliper he wanted to. But you know what I'm talking about. People get comfortable with the notion. Oh, Kentucky and basketball and Alabama football and that's just what Florida and the SEC east and football. And people get comfortable and that keeps the globe rotating. And then changes occur and people are kind of slow to accept. And slow to maybe admit they're wrong. And I understand that. I've been wrong before. I'll admit it when I'm wrong. I have no problem with that. Part of being a smart person is being willing to admit when you're wrong about something. And I think maybe Alabama fans know that they see this draft. They can sit back and go, yeah, Nick Saban really didn't do a good job with all this talent that he had last season. There seemed to be an irony though I thought Mike on the day that Bryce young went number one overall Sabin gets a commitment from Tyler, not a commitment, but assigning from Tyler Buckner of Notre-Dame. Nobody knows what he's going to turn out. We do know what he's been so far. What did that say to you? It says, Hail Mary, says that what he's got on his roster is not good enough. And listen, just full disclosure here, Paul, I voted for Bryce young for the Heisman Trophy this year. He wasn't even a finalist. A lot of people, you know, for whatever reason, I guess if your team doesn't make the playoff, the team, people don't think you can vote a guy for the Heisman. I thought Bryce young was the best player in college football the last two years and so does that mean I was wrong because he wasn't a finalist. No, I just, you know, to your point though, you know, Alabama scrambling. You know, they're scrambling right now. They need to find a quarterback and I think George has got some questions too now. You know, last year, we knew who was up next in certain positions. This year, it's kind of like, well, they'll find somebody. Like we knew at Georgia that Jalen Carter was coming back. We knew that Nolan Smith was coming back. We knew that stetson Bennett was coming back. And those are really key positions, key cogs. We knew that Broderick Jones was a little win there from the football shop. You sure that was wind or maybe legend he's trying to come at you because of some of the comments you're making. Yeah, we knew all those players were coming back in Alabama. There's questions. I mean, we knew Bryce young was on den. After Jalen hurts and tua. And now there's questions at them and there's questions in Georgia. So could the door possibly be open for a guy like Brian Kelly, who has two quarterbacks coming back and really took the league by storm last year. Yeah, I think that's really the question. If you look at it pragmatically, yeah, Saban has some issues, but unless somebody comes and yanks it away from him within that division, at least for this year, but not again, you know, he's got a shot at getting to Atlanta and rolling the dice. Yeah, yeah, it's good to know Alabama's got a shot. I would agree with you there, you know? I'm not going to count them out to your point.
The Paul Finebaum Show
"keighley ringo" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"They're not going to insert a full back or someone in between the quarterback and CJ Stroud went in rhythm is arguably the best quarterback in the country. But he is not great moving out of the pocket. He's not great on the run. He doesn't run, which is one of the most annoying things to Buckeye fans because he is just, he is, he is good when everything is copacetic. And when things are disruptive, he's still a very good player, but he's not the elite guy. So I think that was one big takeaway. The other was a lot of opposing coaches really thought keighley Ringo, the Georgia corner, was really vulnerable. He's been targeted 23 times in the last two games. And there's a sense that he's a guy you can pick on. Now he's very athletic and he's big and he can win at the line of scrimmage. He doesn't have great ball skills and he doesn't track the ball very well. He's a guy who can run fast, but struggles with change of direction and start and stop. So I really feel like that was something and scouts, although they love his prototype and they love his speed, they don't love his skill. So that was not an area going into my phone calls that I expected people to call out clearly Ringo, who, you know, Mel Kuiper, I believe, has the top corner in the upcoming draft. As a potential weakness. And it'll be interesting to see who Georgia uses on Marvin Harrison junior now. I am the captain of the Marvin Harrison junior fan club as a talent. I've had multiple coaches say to me this week that Marvin Harrison junior is one of the most talented receivers they've ever faced in their entire career. I had two veteran coaches tell me that they compared mckelvin Johnson. They went back far enough, you know, 15 plus years ago in time. Yeah. He is not as physically imposing as Calvin Johnson because few are, but there's Ryan day had a good line yesterday. He said, RJ day his son did not was not given the same gifts at birth that Marvin Harrison junior was. And so I really feel like the path to victory for Ohio State is going to be the same path to victory we saw here when Alabama beat Georgia last year. You have to hit them on chunk plays and go over the top. Ohio State is not equipped to win a dink dunk methodical grinded out 12 paid drive game. They are going to have to hit the equivalent of Jameson Williams shooting down the middle of the field. They're going to have to win that type of a game. And they do have the talent to do it between Harrison junior and Mecca and buka. They are talented in their quarterback when things are calm around him, is certainly capable of hitting those passes. Quickly, on the other game, it is the other game, at least while you sit in Atlanta, what did you take away from all the people you talked to? You know, TCU's defense. I think we'll know in the first two series if TCU can hang with Michigan. You remember last year, Alabama played Cincinnati which had a three three 5 defense and this is, I'm not going to have it specifically write a memory, but Alabama, I think ran the ball, 11 of the first 12 plays. It was Bill O'Brien looked at that three three 5 and said, all right, stop it. Stop it. So there's a sense. Now, Michigan isn't a team that's going to score points and bunches or jump out on you. They're very comfortable being methodical. But they are going to say, okay, and even JJ McCarthy said it in his interview yesterday. He said, we're going to take the Big Ten to the big 12. So if they can push TCU off the ball, a scout told me this, it was interesting. They have one player in their front 7 who is an NFL prototype paradigm as a prospect. They have a defensive end name Dylan Horton. So they have very good players. They have a very fast defense. They have an unconventional defense that's going to bring players from different angles and maybe confuse them. But they don't have large humans. Michigan has the Joe more award winning offensive line that may not have the best individual talent. I think Georgia and Ohio State probably have more individual talent on their own line, but it is by far and away the most synchronized in working together. So they're going to run inside zone. They're going to run inside zone again, and they're going to run inside zone again. Now they don't have Blake quorum. Look like corn is the best player on their roster. Period hands down. The most productive player. So they're obviously going to rely on Donovan Edwards and some younger players in that, but Michigan is not going to change who they are. They are defiant in who they are. And if they can go down the field methodically and TCU early in the game, it's going to be a bad sign for the horn frogs. Who, by the way, have fallen behind in almost every game and figure out a way to come back. So I'm not writing off TCU, but stylistically there's a very clear path for Michigan to establish themselves in this game. Fantastic stuff and you can read all that on the ESPN dot com Pete. Thank you very much and always great to see you. Thank you. Thank you. We'll take a short break. We are live in Atlanta. And we're coming right back. The right time. With bomani Jones.