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"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Lead
"All right, shifting gears here, Ryan. You've been writing about a pretty unusual situation between the USC athletic department and a group of wealthy USC fans over who will be getting name image and likeness deals for USC football players and it sounds like things have gotten pretty contentious between the two sides. So can you explain exactly how things have unfolded here? Yep, so earlier in the summer, USC launched boulevard, which was basically its third party agency for NIL. They've since rolled out deals or with a car dealership with United Airlines, stuff like that, but at the same time, a lot of USC donors from the past ten years and even before that are pretty disillusioned by the athletic department and don't really want to funnel their money through an entity that is supported by the athletic department. So thus comes student body right. This third party collective run by several former donors or wealthy businessmen just who our UFC fans and they basically their idea was that they would provide a base salary for all USC players. All USC players on the football roster. They later went on to say that that would be $50,000. Now this is not up and running yet, something they were hoping to launch in January. But just the threat of this being in the space was not something that made the university happy. They very much believed that boulevard should be the only group in the space sort of soliciting NIL donations. So both sides have since butted heads and it is not always been the kindest interactions. USC at first refused to even acknowledge that student body right existed. And it just at the time made it very clear to me just in background conversations that they felt that this was a serious concern as far as NCAA scrutiny, but we're kind of at a standstill in terms of these two groups butting heads even though theoretically they could coexist. And just so I understand this correctly, the concern on the part of boulevard in the USC athletic department is that the private collective student body right will engage in recruiting violations that will then come back to impact USC is that they're specific concern. That is the general stress of their concern yet. It's by not having any oversight or control, they believe they have sort of leaving it open for these people who don't necessarily need to communicate with them at all to expose them to NCAA scrutiny. USC has been virulently against even tiptoeing along that edge from the beginning. Their president Carol ful was hired several years ago to turn around the kind of scandal ridden reputation of this department. So that has kind of been her guiding light moving forward. So any sniff of potential NCAA scrutiny certainly made her office uneasy and as such then made the athletic department uneasy. Also, somebody right has filed as a 5 O one. So there is some charitable questions and just IRS related questions about that and how they function and maybe USC doesn't want to invite the scrutiny of the federal government, but somebody right has said they would never get involved in recruiting. They have been a completely separate entity and by all accounts, assuming they remain in compliance, are able to exist under the current rules in California. Has Lincoln Riley gotten involved in any way? As he's spoken out one way or another? Well, Lincoln is very much, you know, told the company line in terms of boulevard is the group that he wants to support funneled into, which, you know, of course he has to say that. That said, I'm sure Lincoln would probably prefer that everyone could get along. I know at one point when I first asked him about student body right, he said he hoped that everyone could come together on a united front. Now you can interpret that as meaning under the umbrella of boulevard or meaning both of these sides could maybe set aside their differences and just realize that this money is going to kids who need it in many cases. So it's an interesting sort of battle of egos in that sense and I think Lincoln Riley is ultimately just going to fall on the side of the more financial help the better. So ultimately, if that means going full bore on boulevard, which is so far been the public strategy, great, but I have no doubt there have been some back room dealings or talks about whether this is possible for both to coexist. Okay, and bringing this back to the football field. Ryan, this is an absurdly early time to be asking this question, but one game into the season from your perspective, does it feel like USC football is back? You know, I think it depends on your definition of back. I can't say for sure if this team is going to make it to the playoff this year. That said, I do think what started the initial dynasty or the most recent version of the USC dynasty. The philosophy and the culture is intact. You can feel the confidence from the staff and the players, from the administration, and now you have a coach. You have a steward who is capable of leading a team to those heights. I mean, he already has several times. So the foundation is there for USC to be back. Maybe I'm too skeptical of a person to really jump in with both feet. That said, if we get to October, and USC goes to Salt Lake City, 6 O and ends up beating Utah on the road. This is suddenly a playoff contending team. And if it comes down to that game against Notre-Dame, at the end of the season, and a potential tactile championship after that, you know, if this team has that momentum, I think it does have the capability to enter that conversation. Now, will it ever be able to compete with a Georgia or Ohio State or an Alabama in that sort of setting? I just don't think it has the talent quite yet. But offensively, it certainly trending in that direction. And maybe get back to me in 5 weeks and I could have a different answer. All right, well, Ryan, thanks so much for joining us today. And sharing all your insights, man. Absolutely. Thanks for having me. You can follow all of Ryan Carti's coverage of USA football and read his profile of Lincoln Riley at LA times dot com. And remember to check out our other show, the lead starting 5, a daily rundown of 5 sports headlines in ten minutes that's every weekday, Monday through Friday. Thanks for listening this week. Our senior producer is Matt Stroud. Production assistance by Megan Coyle and Daniel Gonzalez, fact checking by Charlotte Edmunds. Sound design and mixing by Erin May and Joe Richardson. Tiffany osinski is our co host, our executive producers me under skeletal, the show's executive produced by Marshall Louis and Jen Sargent for wondering. From wondering, I'm out
"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Lead
"Example is probably Jalen hurts. Jalen hurts now with third quarterback transfer in a row to start for the sooners. He's different. He's not as pure of a thrower as those first two guys, but a much more powerful runner, and I'm fascinated to see what Lincoln Riley does with him in his offense. If you take Jalen hurts versus say a Baker Mayfield, obviously very different skill sets, baker, probably ran the least of any of Lincoln's quarterbacks that he had. He's still ranked quite a bit, but with Jalen hurts, he basically reinvented his offense into essentially like an old wishbone spread combination in which Jalen hurts ends up being the leading rusher on the team. Jane a four hurts under duress. So effortlessly got away from it. Now he takes off running. And gallops across midfield to the 44 yard line of Houston. There are a lot more designed runs just for the quarterback. He knows he can run the football in. This Oklahoma offense under his direction. Clicking 500 and understanding how an old offense pieces of this wishbone might work in a modern setting, combined with the spread, to me, is fascinating and clearly he certainly helped Jalen in some regard. Now, all three of the previous quarterbacks that Lincoln had, you know, went on to either be Heisman finalists and are now starters in the NFL. So it seems to be doing something right. So link rally was introduced as USC's new head coach in late November of last year. What do you have to say when he was first introduced? Well, it was interesting because obviously this is a guy from West Texas, this is the guy who coached only in Greenville, South Carolina, and Norman Oklahoma, Lubbock, Texas, looking as he stood on the top of the coliseum, kind of looking back at the downtown skyline, the Hollywood sign. You could tell it was a little surreal. Wow, is this real? Unbelievable. But one thing that really stuck with me and I think, you know, it wasn't even just Lincoln. It was also Mike bohn, USC's athletic director. And obviously, bike bone introduces him saying, you know, a sleeping giant has been awoken. It sends a loud and powerful message to the college football world that this sleeping giant is wide awake. Standing up and fighting on. Which is obviously pretty powerful language where you talk about the last decade spent in the desert proverbial desert with USC, but then Lincoln comes up and he looks back at the coliseum and says, you know, this place is going to be the Mecca of college football. And we're going to put something on that field that you're proud of. And I agree with chairman Crusoe. This place is going to be full. This is going to be the Mecca of college football. And then I think really USC sort of sees itself as and Lincoln himself sees itself as this team should be a power. And I think for so long it's been lacking that confident voice and that identity that Lincoln brings. We see the potential there. We know we've got to go to work. And it's going to take every single one of us. But if we all do what we can, can you imagine the scene down here? Some of you guys have seen it, some of you guys have experienced it. I'm ready to experience it. And I will say one thing that has been clear from the start is Lincoln knows what he wants. He came in with a clear system with a clear philosophy about how to turn around the culture, how to install accountability and I do think it's important to note that even with Pete, it took a while for people to believe that something was happening. I mean, when Pete was hired, people were ready to storm heritage hall with torches and pitchforks. They were so upset. So obviously this is a little bit different of a situation, but I think that just sort of tells you how long these fans have been waiting and how anxious they have been to actually have someone who seems like he knows what he's doing and that at the very least Lincoln Riley has proven that seems to be the case so far. Well, it's been a very busy off season since Lincoln Riley first arrived at USC. I guess for anyone who hasn't been following the team super closely, would have been some of the biggest moves this team has made personnel wise. Well, there have been many moves personnel wise, you know, obviously the transfer portal and the one time transfer exemption has been a new thing in college football. And Lincoln Riley certainly has taken advantage of it over the course of this off season. Basically use the transfer portal as pure free agency in that this roster turned around basically a third of the roster. 20 plus guys have come in as transfers. And many of them are now playing very crucial roles. Obviously, the headliner of that group is Caleb Williams, the quarterback from Oklahoma, who followed Riley. But equally impressive so far has been Jordan Addison, who won the bulletproof award last year as the best receiver in college football. So that's not something that tended to happen before. You know, you don't have an all American season and then leave. But this is sort of a sign of this new age that we're in. And a shame Lee linebacker who came over from Alabama and has since been named a captain. So there are only three returning starters on this defense from last year. And many of them have been replaced by guys who weren't on the roster last year. So just personnel wise, there has been a lot of turnover in general. Well, after many months of what seemed like increasingly frenzied excitement, we finally got our first glimpse of what USC football will look like under Lincoln Riley this past weekend. They routed rice 66 to 14, Ryan, what stood out to you about that game? What did we learn about this USC football team under Lincoln Riley? To me, it's hard because this is rice, and I think when your defense gets three pick 6s in a single game, things are usually going to go pretty well. With those as caveats, I think what I learned personally is especially the confidence of this offense is very high. When he was pulls it back and there's Addison and there's the first USC touchdown. They immediately looked like a top tier offense. Hila Williams was 19 of 22, ends up just looking pinpoint in his accuracy throughout Williams buys time to find Jones. Austin Jones inside the race 25. His three incompletions one was a drop. The other two were difficult end zone throws that were two players who were basically draped over by defensive backs. So conceivably he could have had a perfect afternoon. It was about as close to perfect as it could get and, you know, the players in that offensive huddle just sort of remarked after the fact that his confidence was just shining through at every moment and it gave the rest of that offense confidence. Boston Jones look at that breaking tackles. For a touchdown.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Lead
"Them to someone like clay Hilton who ends up last thing in the job a lot longer than USC fans would have liked, but over that decade, you really just saw for many, many reasons that the systematic dismantling of one of our great college football dynasties. A mental heir from USC with a didn't just splits a corner with 71 yard touchdown as a result of that miscommunication. Then, you know, I think USC fans vet that anger has been simmering for a long time and in a lot of ways that had shifted into indifference in those final years. And now that there's a new and very high profile coach on board right and how would you characterize the mood of SC fans at this moment? I think just the stark shift between what USC's fan base and their tone was a year ago versus now it's just, it's completely night and day. And it's not even just USC fans. USC suddenly in the top ten of the a people for the first time since December 2017. So it's been a half decade since USC fans have been able to be galvanized like that. And I think they feel like this is just the beginning. We'll see how long this honeymoon lasts. Well, Ryan, you recently wrote an in depth profile of the guy who has been asked to lead USC back to the promised land head coach Lincoln Riley. You spoke with a number of people who have coached with him and played for him to get a sense of how he has become one of the most highly touted young coaches in college football. Let's start with his very first coaching gig at Texas tech where he worked under one of the most legendary pioneers of the so called air raid offense Mike leitch. What did you learn about Lincoln Riley's time there? Yep, so Lincoln Riley came to Texas tech walked on as a quarterback with the hopes of continuing his football career. But once he got there, it was pretty clear that after a dislocated shoulder that he'd suffered in high school that he just didn't have the arm that was going to be necessary to stay on the team and Mike leach even told me he's like we were going to cut him. But Mike leitch was so impressed just by Riley's mind and his understanding of his offense and just how he asked questions as a quarterback that he thought to himself well, I need to keep this guy around. So he ends up hiring Lincoln as a student assistant and Lincoln wasn't thrilled with the idea at first. But I think he came around pretty quickly once he realized what that opportunity meant. He gave me so much responsibility to young age. We were cutting edge and what we were doing. We had a lot of fun. We want a lot of games. So he spends basically the next three years just at Mike Lee just hit doing whatever he needed, whether that included getting coffee for the other coaches or grinding tape with leech himself. It's quite a crash course, I guess, in the air raid, from one of the godfathers of the philosophy himself. So Lincoln kind of grows up in that atmosphere and leech encourages him to ask questions to push boundaries to really just kind of have his own opinion. When I left, I thought Texas tech was a normal program and then I got into what really was a normal program. I was like, man, I can't believe we did some of this stuff we did. But it was cool. It really was. It kind of opened up my mind to do things a different way. And like I said, we had a lot of fun along the way. What else did Mike Lee tell you about Lincoln Riley, the sort of young up and coming coach? You mentioned that he asked good questions as he was obviously smart and thoughtful. What else made an impression on him in those early days? You know, he was not afraid to speak his mind is what leitch had told me and that Lincoln said it might have gotten him into trouble a couple of times with some of these guys on staff. I mean, this is a staff of heavy hitters or went on to be a staff heavy hitters. You're talking about Dana holgerson, was on that staff, Sonny cumbie, and here's 23 year old Lincoln, speaking up at a staff meeting and sometimes the coaches were a little taken aback by it. But for a while, you know, I think he kind of earned his stripes in that regard and that was leeches thing was that anyone could speak up. Anyone could offer a new idea and that's now what Lincoln is implemented on his staff or at least what he's told me he implemented on staff at USC is that he doesn't want people who just sort of go along with exactly what he's saying. He wants people to constantly be pushing and trying new things. And I think that really had a profound effect on him. And remind us how Lincoln Riley's time at Texas tech played out. So over the course of that time, he ends up getting promoted. He's a wide receiver's coach. And then Texas tech has fired football coach Mike leitch. Mike leeches abruptly fired from Texas tech. Leitch was suspended by the university on Monday, while the school investigated allegations that he mistreated and injured player. Lincoln Riley is the one who takes hold of the offense and the bowl game. They won the toss, Texas tech will kick off. Rough and McNeil, who later went on to be east Carolina psych coach and had worked on that staff with leitch had told me that it was the greatest game he'd ever seen called. Torres they go right back torton Torres is inside the 25 yard line for a first down. Now how about that call? He knew right then that Lincoln was kind of destined to be in the system and to be in charge. Texas where the red raiders of the 2010 Valero Alamo bold champions. Shortly after that, rough and hires Lincoln as the youngest offensive coordinator in college football history at east Carolina and from there, it's kind of A Star Is Born. Here are a few stats that you've pointed out about Lincoln Riley. When he was at east Carolina, this was from 2010 to 2014, primarily as the offensive coordinator. The team finished in the top 25 in scoring three times during those 5 years as you wrote, it's by far the best stretch in school history. Then during his 7 seasons at Oklahoma from 2015 to 2021, the sooners never finished worse than 8th nationally in scoring, it's pretty incredible both of those stats if you think about it. Give us a sense of what's been going on behind those incredible numbers. You've spoken with a lot of the people around Lincoln Riley. I feel like you have a good sense of how this guy's brain works. What is it that has made him so successful as a coach? And led to this reputation of him being an offensive mastermind. Well, I think in a lot of ways, it's twofold. Lincoln has said before any of that offensive mastery kind of even comes into play that establishing a culture is extremely important. Beyond that, you have a guy who just has sort of a preternatural instincts of how to use his personnel. And I think that's one thing that in talking to people about the difference between Lincoln and other coaches maybe is that other coaches might not be as adept at adjusting their scheme to their personnel. And I do think the air raid just is so open that it allows for that adaptation pretty smoothly, but with Lincoln in particular, I mean, you see a east Carolina when he steps in there and he gets a quarterback that he really jogged with in Shane carden and at that time, that's when they have three years together in which they finished in the top 25 scoring. Then he immediately goes to Oklahoma and you have Joe Mixon and samaje piranha as you're running backs. So that suddenly became a power run scheme, often with two backs. You know, something he didn't really use at east Carolina. Suddenly misdirection is a part of the scheme a little bit more than it was before. So just understanding the talent you have and it sounds like such a simple idea, but I think in a way Lincoln has been able to perfect that. And that's really been the source of his genius and it's not even just that he's drawing up plays that no one's ever drawn up before. It's that he knows exactly the right wrinkles to add to cater to the skills and the skill sets of the players that he has. If there are any other examples that come to mind of how he has sort of fit the system to the player and designed a system that fits the specific skills of what he's working with. Well, I think the best
"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Lead
"There's perhaps no group of college football fans who's been more frustrated over the past decade or so than USC fans. Our national championship in 2004, and now almost another two decades of disappearing. The oldest player on USC's roster had not entered kindergarten when they won their last national championship. Remember, this is a program that has won 9 NCA national championships, but lately, fans have watched in frustration as the Trojans have missed every single college football playoff since it was started, and has finished in the top ten, just once in the past decade. To one another, like my playing with pride for this team, getting down and not being able to pick ourselves back up, it's just, it's not the brand of football that we want to play. Let's talk about it for both our display here. But now, a lot of people feel like something has shifted. In a while and on that pick 6, you can feel it up here. Today, the LA times Ryan karji takes us inside the Trojans program and explains why they're suddenly new belief around the team and the man brought in to lead it. Head coach Lincoln Riley. Just the stark shift between what USC's fan base and their tone was a year ago versus now it's just, you know, it's completely night and day. Then, the bizarre battle over NIL deals that has pitted the USC athletic department against its own fans. From wondering, I'm out of skeleton. It's Friday, September 9th, and this is the lead.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
"He's as good as dead. Don't go to the Pro Bowl, buddy. I don't think we have to worry about the Pro Bowl part of this. The best is a couple of his friends are going to hear this and be like, dude. I don't know. It might be, I might be fucked now. We talked about it now. You're good. I got you. Remember, we met Aaron. No, not Aaron. I'm not worried about Aaron. I'm worried about 62 now, because I mean, he's only 5 years out of school 300 pounds. That's a lot for me to deal with. I'm not worried about we know Aaron Donald. No, Aaron Donald likes me. I'm saying I'm not worried about anything with 62 because we know Aaron Donald. There you go. There you go. What else do we have on the topic list today? Because I'm not letting you go yet. Robots, fucking, what else? I think we kind of ran through this whole thing. Lincoln Riley, his dogs are named boomer and sooner. Did you catch that? I did. Yeah. What are you talking about? What do you do? Like kiffin named his kid Knoxville, so no, here's what you do. Lane, he was lane was drunk when he did that. But like, Lincoln Riley, if you're Lincoln Riley's an easy opportunity to be like, you know, guys, I intended to be here a while, you know? You could spin this into I intended. And I also need to know what kind of dogs these are. These like the here for a good time not a long time dogs, like the big ones, or are they like 12, 14 year old dogs? What kind of dogs are they? How poorly would it have gone over if Lincoln was like, you know what? Just show that I'm a good guy. I'm.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
"They want to tell people. They want to tell people because the information is currency, it's fun. It's fun to be in the know. It's fun to kind of know what's going on. You know, I like having information about the NBA, you know? It's a fun thing to actually have access to. And in this world, it's the exact same thing. So there's no way to ever really control the information path on this because it's too much fun to know about it. So whenever we look at the exit and be like, okay, well it should have been done this way. Which way should it be done? I'm all ears. I'm open to any suggestion you have on the right way to handle an exit when you're talking about, in this case, a $100 million to go coach somewhere else. I don't know how it can be done to make everybody happy. Because if the coach ever told us he was totally open to going to bigger programs, then you alienate your fan base while also fucking up your current recruiting because if you don't get that next job, there was like this guy just said he might go somewhere else. He admitted it, it would all be used against him. We would all use it against these people. So I don't really know the better way of doing it. Now there are extremes, right? You've got the Todd gram situation where he went to pit for one year left went to Arizona state. That was in 2011. People destroyed Todd Graham. You want to know why I went back and read those stories because he sent a text message to everybody. Man, ten years later, that didn't even sound that bad. But you go one place one year, and then you bounce you go to Arizona state. Maybe it was a pit Arizona state thing. I don't know, but I remember being on the air when this was happening. Vampire and I were doing the show together and it was like just understood Todd Graham. This guy's the worst. At the other extreme, I think people will tell you that Matt rules handled it well. Whether it was from temple to Baylor or Baylor to the pros or maybe it was because people at temple were like, well, you got to go to Baylor and then maybe people at paler were like, well, he got to go to the NFL. And every time he made more and more money, I just don't really know which way it can be done the right way. But it's also college football's fault because they are selling us and have been for decades they've been selling as righteousness while hiding free labor. They've been selling us the emotional ties that is this better altruistic brand of entertainment when you could argue it's actually the most fucked up of any of the sports entertainment products that we consume. It is the most screwed up of all of them. So it's kind of college football's fault. You tell us you want these things to be important. You say student athlete, strategically instead of athlete student. You brag about graduation rates when you lose. You fought any compensation for players for decades. You finally gave in on the NIL because that way you don't have to share the money with them. We were on the freeze money thing last week because I couldn't believe that it wasn't even getting any attention. He went 7 and 5 at liberty and is now making over $4 million a year and nobody even says anything about it. This money is going to get crazier and crazier. People spend and I'll ask you this when you know you're about to make more money, a Christmas bonus, or more money next year or however, you're finances work. Don't you start to spend a little bit before. Now, some of you can say, I don't. Congrats to you. I think most people human natures, you start to spend the money you think or know you're going to get before you actually get it. I think there's another part of this where college football, as I've said, it has all this TV money coming in. So they're like, you know what? I'd rather pay a guy 11 or 12 than pay the wrong guy 7 and have to buy him out. And you still don't even know if you're right when you're paying the guy at 11 or 12. So this is all college football's fault on top of everything else because it's been branded as this thing that's beyond the money, right? It's this community, which I believe in some of the community stuff here too, but this is why I don't want any transfer restrictions. That's why I want the players to make every last dollar they can, and I want even more compensation going to players that play for revenue generating sports. So part of the angst and reaction to Brian Kelly is because it's like, wait, this is all bullshit. None of you guys care. And what I'm telling you is that it's always been bullshit and I've been kind of okay with it. I'm not even rooting for anyone. And what I think I'm doing here is I'm rooting for everyone while simultaneously not rooting for anyone. But I think the only thing I'm actually rooting for here is reality. Is whenever I see a story like this happening up, here we go. Everybody's going to get their pound of flesh for a guy who handled it basically the only way it can be handled and likely the way we would handle it if we were lucky.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel
"Think this is going to be a very different lifestyle for them, but I think he seems to really embrace it. And I think you're right on that. Look, to me, you know, whether USC or LSU is the better job. You know, I don't think anybody was having that question ten years ago. You know, so and nobody was having that question 20 years ago. It's not say L she wasn't a good job, but when I don't even know who is the equivalent of denardo and denard was at LSU if it was Ted toner of Paul Hackett, I guess was probably Paul Hackett. I don't know where I'm going with this. I don't think that people would have said, oh yeah, you know, LSU at this is the better job. LSU when I was growing up was not a factor at all. I mean, LSU, the first time I remember LSU being kind of relevant was that they had cabin faulk, right? He was a great player, all American, but it wasn't like they were competing for the national title. The LSU, as you know it today started when saving got there, which in the grand scheme of things was 20 years ago. Whereas USC, you can go all the way back to the early days of college football. They've been a national presence. Now I would say in today's sport and the way possible is today, LSU is better set up for success because they're in the SEC because they make SEC money. Because they're the only show in that state, college football wise, but you're also in a much, much tougher competitive environment, and it's only going to get tougher. So I can absolutely see why it would be appealing to the coach of Oklahoma to knowing that you're about to go be in the SEC west or whatever the new alignment is going to be. To rather be out there at USC, which when it's got the right coach can dominate the PAC 12. I don't think Oregon's going to as long as Christoph is there. I don't think Oregon's going to see these are going to part for USC and Lincoln Riley. That could be a really competitive rivalry. But it makes sense. Now that being said, I'm not sure I've ever seen a coach, leave a program and have that program immediately just go into a complete chaos and freefall. The only thing I can compare to is when James Franklin left Vanderbilt for Penn State and brought like half his recruiting class with him, which was considered taboo at the time, trace mcsorley was one of the player who wanted to commit to the king with him. Turned out to be pretty important for Penn State. Lincoln Riley's leaving. He's bringing half the staff with him, including his strength coach. Spencer Rattler entered the transfer portal state. Now, that's entirely surprising Jordan hazelwood entered the transfer portal. And all the top recruits from Southern California are decommission, and we're assuming they're going to follow him to USC. Yeah, I'm bob's got a hold down for it. That seems like, well, there's a search. So you know. Bob steeps is out recording for Oklahoma right now. It's like good old days. Yeah, look, bob, bob, bob loves the program, bob loves it there. Bob's son plays there. So I think there's a lot of connections about his authentic so this is like I thought of that actually. That's kind of really cool. You can get to coach Drake in a ball game. Yeah, and I Isaac has the other twin. I think is a student assistant there. So that part of it's really cool. I've covered the rose bowl that we're very Alvarez came back and coached Wisconsin because be all my left. Good for good for bob. That'll be fun, but you know, that program, I mean, those fans the only acting compare it to is that when Saban left LSU and then came back to Alabama, like two years later, I can remember going to one of their games or Nick Satan shirts everywhere. He was just dead to them. This feels like that and maybe even worse. They literally one night he's coaching them for a shot at the big 12 title and possibly playoff birth, and you know, the next night he's gone and the night after that, he's in recruits homes and with a USC shirt and a fight and doing the fight on sign. They're just Oklahoma fans are just beside themselves right now. They're furious and I can't say I blame them. Yeah, he was there 5 years. He had a ton of success, and then that was it. I think it was much easier if he had just said, hey, I'm going to be the next coach of the Dallas Cowboys or whatnot. Yeah. People understand when a coach goes the NFL. They do not like it when they coach goes to another college program that they consider to be, you know, I mean, Lincoln Riley had said in that press conference at one point, something like, you know, there are no college program has better more history and tradition than this place. And it was almost like you might as well have just taken a dagger and stuck it straight into saint Leon's heart 'cause Oklahoma has plenty of tradition in history. You don't see the major to major move like Dan Mullen left from Mississippi state to Florida. I don't think anybody looked at me that and goes, yeah, he had a good job and you left it for this place. You know, kind of thing. I don't know how pissed off, Mississippi state fans are about that or were. I don't remember. But you don't usually see a ton of blue blood to blue blood, and we've had two of them in two days. I mean, like, I mean, Jimbo Fisher left Florida state for Texas a and M but I think things had gone bad by the end, so I don't know that they necessarily felt a little bit on the left Wisconsin for Arkansas. I don't think exactly they loved him for that. Crazy, this one's crazy now, but, you know, it was an extenuating dance branch you only left Alabama for Texas a and M, which was if that happened today, you'd be able to be smart. It was kind of stunning, but Alabama was on probation from the hour means thing. It would actually made sense that he was leaving Alabama for item, but obviously ally my fans were not pleased with it. Nobody's ever pleased when they're coach Lee for another school. It's weird as I remember and I should remember this better because I wrote about it for a book, but when Dennis Ericsson left Washington state from Miami, I think I don't know how they felt about it in Pullman, but they hated him in Miami. When he first got there. Yeah. And so I think they thought he belonged. Because they had such affinity for Jimmy Johnson and who are these guys coming in with their parkas and everything like that..
"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel
"To, and he did it. And, you know, I think there's been some honorable way that are now no longer rules. On this very podcast, I want to say last week right before Thanksgiving, we did a kind of a setting up the coaching carousel, and we talked about Luke fickle, and we both agreed well, if his team makes the playoff, he's not gonna be able to go anywhere. He's off limits. Well, Brian Kelly just said that's not a rule. You know? I think what's a little different to me stew is Luke circles in the top four or top 5 and maybe I think if Notre-Dame was one spot higher. And we don't know where they're going to come out tomorrow. What are they going to be? They may be 5th, right? Because Ohio still won't, yeah. If they were fourth, would it be that much more egregious? Oh, if they were like, we control our destiny. We're going to the playoff and he's still left. Maybe Brian Kelly just doesn't think they're gonna make it. I don't know. But let me ask you this. Go ahead. So Georgia beats Alabama, hardly far fetched at this point. Then Alabama's out of the top four. It doesn't necessarily mean they'd stay at that they'd fall behind Notre-Dame doesn't automatically mean. Remember, node doesn't have a chance to play its way in this weekend. So they just really need to that you don't have Oklahoma wears Oklahoma state for in this case. I think we're gonna find out Tuesday night as Oklahoma Oklahoma state would pass Notre-Dame for sure if they win this week and win the big 12. But will they be ahead of them in the poll that comes out Tuesday? I don't know. So what we see like thinking is they need Georgia to win, which is probably need them to win probably need. I don't know about that, but maybe. But they need Georgia to win, and they need one of these two things to happen. Michigan to lose to Iowa or Baylor to beat or Houston to beat Cincinnati. Yeah, or Houston movies, yes, thank you. Any one of those things happens, they are they could be in. And so playing this out. So I mean, we all think that Notre-Dame might turn to might want Luke fickle as the coach now, right? We know Luke fickle. That's a job that we think he would want. And how can you lead my next question? If Notre-Dame, the fickle is their guy. And let's say they wait till after this, they at least wait till after this weekend. And he makes the playoff and no name says, hey, Luke fickle, here we're willing to offer you here's your ten year a $100 million contract to come to our aim. The catch is you can't stay for the we need you now. It's early signing day. You can't stay at since any for another month. As all this is solely because of the early signing. Yeah. Well, I think one thing I would say is, you know, we said, I don't know how you put the Genie back in the bottle. They may have to scrap early signing day at this point. It was well intentioned. There was a good reason to do it, which was, you know, these coaches were spending December and January. Criss-cross to visit their committed recruits to make sure they didn't flip. So just let them sign. That was the reasoning for it. But look at the effect it's having on the coaching world. Or they push it back into after the playoff. Push it, well that goes back to having your basically your one designing day. But that's what's driving all this. I mean, this is all back in the day. Do you remember when Charlie Weiss got the Notre-Dame job and stayed with the Patriots through the Super Bowl? He was introduced as no James head coach in probably December, I want to say, or maybe early January after they fired Tyrone willingham. And then he went back and was with the Patriots for the next month. I remember actually he held he held his signing day press conference from the Super Bowl. So think about that and now think about where we are now where it's not only can you not do that, you have to quit on your team before the season's over because we need you signing days in two weeks and we need you know, Lincoln Riley was an introduced at a press conference Monday. Was that a recruit's home Monday night? Two nights ago, he was coaching in the for the big 12 title game. Yeah, I mean, I don't know. Just feel like we're an uncharted waters. Well, so what is your read on what we're aim goes next? I would guess it's one of three people. I guess it's Matt Campbell, Luke fickle or there's a chance they could promote from within with Marcus Freeman. I think they question is going to be. This will be an interesting little audition for Marcus Freeman because and look, this is a possibility they could name Brian polling in the interim because he's actually had head coaching experience. But let's say I think it's really those are the three main candidates. And what's ironic, I think ironic is maybe not the best way to put it. But the way things played out, Matt Campbell, I think had a real good shot to be the USC head coach. Lincoln Riley ends up jumping on their chance, Matt Campbell's stuff gets canceled. Then you get the second curve ball of two big curveballs. You know, going from Riley and then Brian Kelly leaving, Matt Campbell sitting out there were timing might behoove him, where he's gonna be coaching on to Lincoln Riley for the job that he, you know, didn't get. And from the timing aspect, I don't know how Luke fickle unless they lose. I don't know how he could he could bail out of that. If I'm Notre-Dame, I feel like they have basically four choices. That are apparent. Those three coaches and one of them is like wait. I mean, you just wait till the playoff and that means you're going for Luke fickle. So it's really to me it's Campbell. Free men wait, and if it's weight, that means you're probably going after going after him, not unless you're a Notre-Dame and you think you're gonna. What about, do you think it's crazy? What are you talking about this, but you know, it's not unusual for a school to hire somebody's coordinator and he comes and he holds the earth thinking that I don't press conference and he goes. You're thinking that Notre-Dame if they make the playoff is gonna hire interim head coach Edo Georgia to come back totally. No, I'm saying, would it be kosher for Notre-Dame to the playoff rankings get unveiled? Cincinnati undefeated synthase going to the playoff. No dame's going to the Fiesta bull or whatever. And then two days later, another day announces that Luke fickle is going to be their next head coach, but he's staying with the bear cats through the playoff. No, because here's the problem with that. I think you can have him, you can announce him. I think the issue is you're leaving us. Yeah, but what I'm saying is, that happens with coordinators all the time, you know? Kirby smart coordinator. I'm forgetting some obvious ones off the top of my head. That happens, you know, I can remember actually lane kiffin. This yelling kip and although he screwed that up, I can actually remember going all the way back to when Dan Mullen was urban Meyer's OC and got the Mississippi state job. I remember at the media day before the national title game him showing off to us how he had two cell phones now. His Florida phone is Mississippi state phone. You wouldn't be able to do that with.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel
"Don't know for sure. Like you said, it's not an unrealistic scenario. I mean, I don't think Alabama's gonna get it in as a two lost team at this point. So all you need is bailer to beat Oklahoma state or Cincinnati loses to Houston or Michigan loses to Iowa. Any of those three? No names in the playoff probably with an interim coach. That's insane. Could you imagine if Notre-Dame, which has gotten blown out on big stages close to the playoff? And somehow they get in and they leave and win one game in the playoff much less win two. That might be, you know, it's weird and I don't know if Notre-Dame typically as a school that obviously has a huge fan base, but also has a lot of people just are inclined to root against them. I suspect there'd be a lot of people rooting for Notre-Dame because they're wrong. Because, well, I don't know, just because I think, you know, this is, you know, this is the players really get jerked around here more than anything else. You know? And so I think there's going to be a lot of people who probably will be rooting for them. This may be a mood point. They may not get into the playoff anyway. But I just think the aspect of like, I remember thinking that this came up actually today at the USC. It didn't come out the press conference, but it came up with a conversation I had to somebody where, you know, that bedlam game was really close and back and forth. If Lincoln Riley's team, Oklahoma, it won. Lincoln Riley's probably not the head coach at USC, or he's definitely not the head coach right now. Matt Campbell might be the head coach at UFC right now. So it's kind of crazy how it plays this plays out like this, but man, Notre-Dame and Brian Kelly, it's just like, and then, you know, like I think our colleagues both Pete Sampson and Matt fortuna had the text message that Brian Kelly basically sent them and at one point I got a text from a head coach I know who basically was like, did he really break up with them over text? And I wrote back, you know, I kind of included the tweet from, I think it was fortuna. And he was like, man, this is smacks of Todd Graham. And I was like, those are four words, no coach ever wants to be associated. We did that coaching carousel series a couple months ago. We could have done a whole one just on messy exits. Tommy tuberville, Tommy tuber wrote the 50 yard line steakhouse,.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"I don't know, man, there's a lot of good options and I'm really curious, I assume Georgia and Cincinnati are a lock. So what will be the final two teams in college football? If Michigan wins the Big Ten title game, they're in. And then it will come down to Oklahoma state or Notre-Dame and then again the argument with Notre-Dame is their only loss is to a team that you're including in the top four, so it's gonna get really interesting and really exciting here with the final college football playoff ranking coming after next weekend. So stuff's heating up. It's gonna be an amazing finish to college football. I want to end this show by addressing something at dressings are on board there. I acknowledging there's a guy who sent me a message. He's like, look, your content's too reactionary recently. And he's like, I want you to predict more stuff on the show. And I hear you. I want to be totally clear. I'll make more of an effort to do some more preview content and share what I think is going to happen and why I think stuff's going to happen. But I've had a hard time and I'm borderline on the edge of just giving up on making predictions this year because it's the most unpredictable year, especially if NFL football I've ever seen. I have no idea what to expect week to week and it feels like things happen like if you told me that the Chargers were going to lose to Denver this week and say, no way, like LA is a really good team and it's just the NFL's so even. You can never truly expect or predict what's going to happen because it's so unpredictable. And I'm enjoying it. I'm sorry that people aren't getting what they want from the show. Like I'm sorry, I'm not predicting more things. But I'm not going to like this year anything goes. It just feels like there's nothing I can predict because I make predictions and I'm wrong like all the time because you can't nothing seems to be following a train of logic like it normally does in recent NFL years. So I'm kind of at a loss for what to do with predicting stuff and I apologize if people aren't getting what they want from the show. I'm doing the best I can. All right, guys, I love you. I appreciate you hope you have a great day and that's all I have. But bam, we are done..
"lincoln riley" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"But and I think Lincoln Riley really just leaves behind a ton of questions at Oklahoma where I'm curious about the future of their freshman quarterback, Caleb Williams. He's an NFL quarterback. Is he going to get a good coach next to Oklahoma? Wearable Spencer Rattler transfer. And I would imagine with Lincoln Riley, all the focus is going to his next stop at USC and people talk about what's going to happen to USC. I would bet the question isn't being asked enough, you know, why did he leave Oklahoma? What's going on there? Because and do you think do people feel like he bailed on Oklahoma a little bit? 'cause I was excited about the future of Caleb Williams and Oklahoma is headed to the SEC. I wondered at Lincoln Riley think he kind of hit his ceiling at Oklahoma? Maybe he thinks he's not going to heat whether he or they, which may be both. He thinks they're not going to be able to compete in the SEC. Does he think Oklahoma can't ever win a college football national title? What's going on there? Is it all about money? I have so many questions as Lincoln Riley leaves Oklahoma because he was a head coach at Oklahoma for 5 years. He went 55 and ten. And I didn't think he was leaving. I just did not expect him to take the USC job. And I do believe he's going to dominate at Southern California. It's an easier conference than the SEC that's for sure. And I think the path to a national title game, I think the PAC 12 is the easiest place to go if you want to USC build a program that are dominate recruiting and then dominate your Colorado Utah. Come on, come on. I would rather play Utah and Colorado and Arizona state Arizona than Alabama and old miss and George are like, hey, I'm good. I would rather try to play a packed off schedule. But so I'm pumped for USC. I think it's gonna be a really important and great thing for college football to have USC back on the map. I would be shocked if Lincoln Riley didn't find a way to dominate at USC. He's going to have an easy time recruiting. He's going to sell himself really well and I would just imagine that U.S. he's going to return to a powerhouse with Lincoln Riley. And if that doesn't happen, come find because I will be shocked. I'll be like, I can't believe that didn't work out. Now, Oklahoma is screwed. They're going to the SEC. They don't have a coach yet to lead.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
"You want the defensive coordinator, you want their analytics got to sit down and repeat all this stuff, right? Here's what they're going to do. But none of it's contextually sound. Unless you're getting any time of game, score, three plays prior for patterns. Personnel, all of it in your first down pass first down run second in four to 7 pass run inside the tackles outside the tackles, I'll walk, right? You're gonna give me all this stuff. But you better give me context all this stuff. Because I can manipulate it by in a series that we're rolling and we're up 14, all throw at 8 straight times. Right? Because at that point I have the game one. I want to make sure that my analytics show differently to the team that we're going to play next. Does that make sense? Yeah, no. Yeah. So you can't just lean on these win ratios on first down and drive finishes based on past run, differential because every drive has its own story, right? And you've got to make sure that your eye, the eye in the sky still doesn't lie. You still have to watch the tape and study the play callers on both sides and say, what do they really want to do? What truly is their DNA? It's the same when I talk to people about you better start studying the quarterback. You get so caught up in the scheme, studied a quarterback because the quarterback has a DNA to him. And he is going to default to that in pressure moments. So no one pressure moments what he's going to default to and you'll know how to defend it. So there's a lot that goes in. And by the way, I do love the dialects has helped me a ton. Help me as an analyst and it really has helped me as a coach. So I'm really not knocking, you analytics, geeks. You've actually been a massive value add to the game for to think we don't manipulate it. The good play callers is crazy. I have an entire call sheet. I think I've done this before. But just to show you, and I'm not, this is nothing to do with me. I'm just telling you this is how the ones that are really prepared do it. This column, where is it right here is kind of my dummy calls. So when I have a game one, I'm gonna go like ten calls down there. Yeah. The purpose place is what I call them. And you're going to run purpose plays when a game is in hand because the other team is studying every play. And the analytics guys are studying every analytic. And I want to throw all that off. When a game is in hand, now, when a game is still debatable, you're going to what we do best. We're going to what our guys do best. We're going to what our quarterbacks DNA is what he's comfortable with. But that's what you need to study. So I've always said this to analytics, guys. Like you need to take about four to 6 critical moments in a game, study that. Give me feedback on that and then pile that up over years. That's what our sky does. I get these. She's angle through all the minutiae. But what I really want are these 6 to 8 situations in a game and show me that over an 8 week period of time. Because then I think I'm smart enough to figure out their tendencies from there. Yeah, and that's what I like about the first 28 minutes score within 14 points stuff that we've seen in the NFL a lot where it's like, okay, yeah, that's not telling me the story because I'll always look like all track like third and 7 second half, one possession game, because that tells me okay, this is what you are most comfortable with. This is your most comfortable defensive college, you're most comfortable offensive call. Again, the defensive college you know is going to be based on the personnel more so that it's going to be dictated to them. But that first 28 minutes when the score is neutral, I love that stuff because that really defines who you want to be as a team. All right, this is what we were doing when there is no other factor determining our play calling. Things are neutral. We're good. And that's why I think some of the stuff has been great because I've dug into that for a lot of different teams. All right, I want to ask you one more thing because I don't want to keep going on that too much, even though it's been awesome. Lincoln Riley, USC. The thing with Lincoln was that, and I reminded somebody about to see the day. I was like, look, the NFL is going to be there for him, win or lose at USC, because he's 38. And I think that he's one of the guys running probably one of the 5 best programs as far as this run the last, you know, not that long ago. One of the 5 best programs despite the frustration by sooners fans with the lack of playoff success. At least they're in it. Who is Lincoln from a play calling standpoint? Because so far, the results have been really good. I can't imagine that USC like, I don't know how anybody would argue against this hire. The best thing Lincoln did at Oklahoma was combined these really solid air raid principles, which was some of his roots with a really sound run run action game. And that's what gave people fits. Obviously, talent. And I want to start by start by saying yes, he was one of the great program guys there are. In the U.S., he's getting a great program guy. To think he is still an offensive guru. I think he needs to evolve. And I think that is true with I say this often with offensive guys is just because you're a really good four years ago. Doesn't get really good now. You have to continually evolve as an offensive guy. And I haven't seen them evolve as much in the last couple of years as some of the other great offensive coaches in football. If you noticed the other night against Oklahoma state when they had to come back, they're passing game was archaic. It was sterile. It didn't have a lot of creativity. And they know we opened. And I said this to you before the show started, you can judge your passing game by how many.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
"Irish people that just are like, look, the sun I can't do it. All right? And I don't think he's from Dublin, all right? Let's check it from Lubbock, right, not Dublin. He's from Lubbock. So if he went to USC because he goes, I'm going to have a chance to run the PAC 12 again, like SC was doing during the Carol years. I don't have to deal with all the SEC stuff. I think it's a no brainer. And just because Lincoln Riley is in an Instagram post with Larry Hamilton, it doesn't mean that he can't figure out a way to fit in to LA and USC. And by the way, LA when you move here, you realize that this is an LA. There's 20 different versions of this city. It's massive. I will tell you anyone that ever moves here, you will find a part of LA that you like. You would find something. I was an idiot before I ever came here. I was like, that place sucks, no thanks. There are places that absolutely suck. And you know what? They're the places they head coach of USC won't be living. So just fitting and be like, hey, does this guy surf? I don't know. Just he's an assistant at ECU, 2013. I'm not quite sure. You know? Like if you coach it Gainesville, you're supposed to wear shorts or something. This guy's a good fit. Although must jam. You think he owns zero pairs? I wouldn't take that bet. Yeah. He definitely, yeah. So there are some guys that do fit perfectly. And if Lincoln Riley doesn't, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter, because he's run one of I would say the 5 best programs since he took over Oklahoma 2017. All right guys, let's talk tech specifically, the kind that makes your home and.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
"Modern times. But Iowa's tenant too, they beat Penn State. Iowa fans are clinging to that it was 1710 and not 17 three when Clifford went out, who cares? They didn't play Ohio State, Michigan or Michigan state. They beat Iowa state with a 173 total yards and plus 5 in the turnover margin. Then they got smoked by perdue when they were number two in the country. They scored 14 total points and back to back weeks. They changed quarterbacks and went back to petras. And I just think that this is kind of like some of those old bull pulling Nebraska teams where if you look at Popeye's record at Nebraska, now years remove, you're like, wait, he was bad there? Look how great that record. And as it was. But there are times when the scheduling in a conference is so imbalanced and there's a time where a division can be really weak, I mean, the SEC east had years where you're like one. I don't know, I mean, I was kind of kidding when I said, Iowa might come in last in the SEC west, but do you realize LSU just came in last in the SEC west? I don't think it's a very least that they wouldn't be in the top four in the SEC west. So that to my point is an anti Iowa is anti the auto bid where somebody kind of backs into it. Now granted, being Michigan is a completely different thing. But that's just something that I'm never going to be down with because I think it's really important. I think these 12 weeks, or at least 12 games, like this should this should mean something. And if you tell me the NFL has done it this way. I don't like that either. I think it's kind of lame that you can be 9 and 7 and win in single elimination tournament and you're like, wait, that team was basically 500. They won the Super Bowl. But I think people do like it because it gives more teams and more fan bases the chance to go, hey, we can kind of mail it in and be a 500 team in the regular season. But guess what? Now we have as good of a chance any. And maybe that's the right system. Maybe I am entirely wrong. I'm willing to admit, this is how I feel, but I'm also willing to admit on this one, others I'm not, that I might be wrong with all of this. I know a lot of people are going to disagree with it. But it's just kind of back to the original point. If we're putting four maybe 8 teams in this, I want to know that these are the best teams. And not somebody that had a really convenient scheduling season. This episode of the rhinoceros podcast is brought to you by zip recruiter. You know what I love? I love getting up. Great wedding invitation. I love trying to think about which table am I going to be at? I'm going to be at the cool one or am I going to be at the one where it's like, I didn't want to invite him. But I know you guys are close. It also could just be a trip to Montana. Little hiking, little fishing, bachelor party. That's probably weird at my age at this point. But you get the point. If you're looking for a job or hoping to get a better one, that's how you could feel when you use zip recruiters..
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"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel
"The PAC 12 has been can't get out of its well-known way for about 5 years now for many, many reasons. And there's a stigma that comes with that. And I think there's been a lot of hand wringing because not only the laughing stock, but now and not only are you missing the playoff every year, but now it's having an effect where Bryce young, DJ a young girl, CJ Stroud, you name it, are leaving the West Coast to go play at one of the programs that can make the playoff. I don't know if I can achieve those goals here on the West Coast. I got to go to the SEC. Like you said, I'm not going to go here and declare that Lincoln Riley's going to lead USC to the national championship. A lot has to go right there. But it gives them hope. It gives them credibility. It's a way to say like, hey, this is a win for the PAC 12 and for West Coast football. Frankly, they haven't had a lot of wins. Organ beating Ohio State was fun for a week. And then, you know, the buzz from that wears off pretty quickly, but USC hiring away Lincoln Riley is a kind of send shockwaves across the whole sport. Yeah, it is truly a bombshell. I mean, when I started hearing it this morning, it's just one of those things just from a reporter side of it. You're like, wow, this is like, you know, because a lot of this stuff, it's like we speculate it and I think about it, but just, you know, I mean, it's just kind of a little bit of a surreal thing. And we'll see how it's gonna work out. I mean, he had Oklahoma getting closer, but they weren't, you know, this was not like this year was a great year for them, right? And then we saw them struggling and everything like that. And he had to make the quarterback change. And now, how does he remake USC? And where does Oklahoma go? He and her because joke is Tagliani's been there AD forever has really only ever had to make one to one coaching search, the one that led to bob stoops. You know, he stayed for 16 years, I believe, 17 years, and then when he decided to retire, Lincoln Riley was just sitting right there. I don't think there's anybody on that current staff that you would say, let's promote him and he's the obvious choice to be the head coach. I have to actually go out and hire somebody. Yeah, look, and it's a really good job. I think it's going to be interesting to see how does how does Lincoln Lincoln ride has a loaded 2023 class as you mentioned, one of the top players is a quarterback from California. Are those guys fair game now? It's always awkward as a coach recruit. The guys he had committed someplace else. It's almost taboo. I don't know how that's going to work. Man, you know, like I said, it is an exciting day for USC. It is an exciting day for the PAC 12, especially like this couldn't have played out much better if you are if you are a USC because all you heard was rumors about Scott wood or at an LSU and you all this faulty stuff about what was going to happen with Lincoln. And then Lincoln on the night before, says, I'm not going to be the next head coach then. And this one like, I don't know, less than, I don't know. 16 hours later, look where he's going. I mean, huge. Huge huge deal. Well, bedlam is one of the games that we're going to be talking about as we now have turned to our regularly scheduled programming. I'm Stewart mandel, joined as always by Bruce Feldman for what should be a really fun episode coming off of a Saturday that Bruce is going to rank up there with some of the most memorable Saturdays I can remember watching college football, especially rivalry weekend. You know, we've had years where you'll always remember where you were during the kick 6 or during the cam iron bowl or you know, various other games. But to have back to back to back, Michigan, upsetting Ohio State and ending a ten year drought. An iron bowl where Bryce young leads Alabama 97 yards to send the game to overtime when they were losing ten to three, and a bedlam that lives up to its nickname and truly was a chaotic and crazy down to the wire game in Oklahoma state prevails with this playoff hopes intact. I just enjoyed the heck out of it. What about you? I did too. I thought it was an amazing day. I'll be honest, I did not expect the iron bowl to play out the way it did. Here I am thinking, oh man, that was quite a rat Nick Saban went on. His team is going to come out going a 180 miles an hour and give credit to Derek mason and auburn. Their defense really, really got after Bryce young and that that turned into drama I did not expect. But what it really felt like take the arm ball out of it was a day for kind of slaying dragons, right? We saw that in bedlam and then look, let's cut to the chase here. You have been you have been the most down on Jim Harbaugh among national media, like that's not like that's not either pro like Ohio State or whatever. But you have really been down on them for a guy who did an amazing job at Stanford, did an amazing job with a forty-niners. And then got to Michigan. And it was like he turned Michigan around. He could not beat Ohio State, but you know, and I'll be honest. I think they're improved. I don't know if they're improved enough to beat the buckeyes. And they were the much more physical team, and I felt like this very much felt like a Stanford kind of win back in those days where they were super physical. They were well coached on defense. I think you and all of us have to give Jim Harbaugh a lot of credit for retooling his staff. He went with younger coaches. The Josh gad is higher has proven to be a very good one. The Mike McDonald hire, he hired Mike McDonald. Nobody knew who he was other than maybe die hard ravens fans and people who are like know the minutia of the Georgia staff. And that hire was really good. And we saw Hassan Hoskins run wild. We saw Aidan Hutchinson, especially be a dominant force. So what do you have to say for yourself about this Michigan performance and Jim Harbaugh? I know the listeners have been waiting for me to eat crow, so I will go ahead and eat crow. He could not have prud me more wrong. The reason, you know, a guy, I've said it many times. I fully believed he was a home run higher and he was going to lead them to I thought it was going to be a woody bow type situation between him and urban. And it was so one sided and really is the 2018 game where Michigan went in the better team having had the better season and lost 62 39 where I was like, wow, something's really wrong here. I don't know that he's gonna be the guy to pull this off. And then nothing really if anything they went in the wrong direction, the two seasons after that. I didn't see it coming. I don't believe, you know, if there's a Michigan fan out there listening and saying, I fully expected us to be 11 and one and going into the Big Ten title game playing for a playoff spot. I don't believe them. But.
"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel
"Welcome to the audible presented by Trader Joe's. I'm Stewart mandel, and I am joined as always by Bruce Feldman for the second time on this Sunday. Just so you guys know, we already recorded an entire podcast talking about rivalry an epic rivalry Saturday, and you're going to hear that discussion in just a minute, but in between the time we recorded that and published the episode, Bruce dropped the bombshell of all coaching bombshells. Lincoln Riley going from Oklahoma to USC. I'm just sitting here still in a bit of shock that something good happened to USC football. And that USC was able to get a guy who LSU wanted as well. Do you based on your reporting on this? Do you feel like this had been kind of in the works for a while and just waiting for the regular season to end or this happened very quickly? From my understanding stew, he was somebody that USC had targeted, but things really escalated late last night and into the morning. So as you and I have a little inside baseball here, but I don't know, probably like three hours before our report came out. I had that kind of cryptic tweet about USC's gonna take a big swing at like at that point I started to hear and he's leaning towards going. I didn't want to put it out there like that. And then but I did put something out there. At that point, it had already ramped up significantly. And then it was going to be talking link from Lincoln Riley talking to his bosses and then there was a lag time of I don't know how long maybe an hour, maybe more than that of he is going to address tell the team he wants to break it to them. And so at that point, I'm sitting there, we're like, I don't know if, you know, I don't know how long this news is gonna is gonna stay kind of under wraps, but it's such a bombshell. And to me, it is not just a bombshell for USC. First and foremost it is, but certainly for the PAC 12, right? And you're talking about a guy who has had the worst season they've had, the worst is they finished 7th. And he has been this brilliant offense of mine who's had a bunch of Heisman caliber guys, either winners or runners up, and I think this is a huge move. Now, who knows how it's going to ultimately play out? Because we thought chip Kelly was going to be a total game changer. And that's taken four years. And you and I have talked a lot about the USC is going to be a heavy lift to renovate, but I think one key point here is Lincoln Riley's recruited really well on the West Coast, and he already has a lot of momentum with that. And with the transportal, I mean, let's see how quickly you can upgrade the defensive side of the balls really shaky and there's a lot of pieces to this. I mean, I'm sure you're going to hear speculation. Oh, Spencer rat is going to follow him back. He's an Arizona guy. He's going to fall back. Who knows? Maybe kaylan Williams will try to go with them. Well, the 2023 quarterback that he got malachite Nelson might need to consider whether he wants to stay closer to home now. Right. I mean, there's a bunch of big time recruits that committed. I think in large part because they want to play for Lincoln Riley. And so as you said, in the beginning of this, man, it's rare when USC not makes a splash, but when USC does seemingly the prudent shrewd like, wow, that you think they have the potential to do it, but they rarely seem to do it. It's why they end up with Lynn Swann and pat Hayden as ADS or why they had clay Hilton for so long. Well, they finally hired a real ID who's qualification with something more than I played football for USC. Back in the day. And clearly, you know, was able to offer him the question is what is USC able to offer Lincoln Riley that he feels like he can't get at Oklahoma? Now what I was told was there was a couple of big things that were appealing to him. One for people who've been around Lincoln for a while. No, he has always had an appeal for Southern California and he's recruited out here a bunch. I know that from having known Lincoln for a long time. So there was that. He knows there's a lot of talent here. I think there was also the big appeal of having the chance to rebuild a brand as big as USC. And I think that is significant to him. Now what I was told is he was impressed by the alignment within the administration on this of how committed they are to this. So it's going to take a lot, but I think what is, you know, the thing that's like a wow factor is, for a while, with these jobs, a big jobs that were open were like, okay, we know Scott Woodward is the guy who makes the splashy hires. You know, it was USC and Mike bone that made really the splashy higher for two weeks. We heard all these wild rumors and reports about how Lincoln Riley was going to go for, I don't know how many dollars a year. Yeah, and I remember putting it out there. He's not that's not the job he's going. He's not leaving there to go be the LSU head coach. I didn't know ten days ago when I said that that he was going to leave to be the USC head coach. But then Sunday morning, this thing, as I said, and you know, as I'm reporting, this thing really ramped up significantly overnight and into the morning, and here we are, you know, if you're a USC fan, I think you are as happy as you probably been, I don't know. Pete Carroll was there. Yeah, but since when Pete Carroll was a head coach, that's true. It makes me wonder, first of all, Lincoln was not necessarily on board with the decision to go to the SEC for many for whatever reason that may be. I mean, there are perfectly good reason. I know it's the NFL of college football, but if you're the head coach at Oklahoma and you've kind of had the ability to you're the unquestioned alpha in the big 12 right now and have been for some time and you're going to go be one of Alabama LSU Florida, Georgia. And so on and so forth. Might not be all that appealing. Also not appealing? That LSU fired a national championship coach less than two years after winning the national championship. So there's that. Also, you know, I think I want to circle back to something said earlier. This is a big, big day for USC, but as I wrote in a column that's going on in the athletic today, it's a big day for the.
No. 18 Baylor 27-14 win ends No. 4 Oklahoma 17-game streak
"Oklahoma has fallen from the unbeaten ranks with an unimpressive offensive showing in a twenty eight fourteen lost to C. F. P. number eighteen Baylor Gerry Bohannon threw for a touchdown and ran for two others helping the bears in the Sooners seventeen game winning streak Abram Smith at one hundred forty eight yards rushing including a seventy five yard scamper to set up the first double hand it's rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter the sooner started the game nine and now an eighth in the CFP rankings before being held to two hundred sixty total yards their fewest under Lincoln Riley I'm the ferry
Williams throws 6 TD passes, No. 4 Oklahoma routs Texas Tech
"Caleb Williams threw for four hundred two yards and six touchdowns for number four Oklahoma in a fifty two twenty one pounding of Texas tech Williams passed for two hundred sixty eight yards and four TDS to four different receivers in the first half Marvin mims caught four passes for one hundred thirty five yards and two touchdowns and Merrill Williams had five receptions for one hundred yards and a score Oklahoma held Texas tech to three hundred seventy three yards of total offense and forced three turnovers head coach Lincoln Riley was pleased you complete performance all around offense defense special teams are huge contributions from everybody they're really love the week of preparation then I don't know Sooners extended the nation's longest current winning streak to seventeen games on the ferry
No. 3 Oklahoma holds off Kansas 35-23 behind Williams' runs
"Third ranked Oklahoma overcame a sluggish first half by outscoring Kansas thirty five thirteen in the second of a thirty five twenty three win over the J. hawks coach Lincoln Riley was frustrated by the Sooners first half performance really poor football the first south all the way around in all these especially showed up the long drives that we couldn't get Kansas off the field a lot of that because of penalties Caleb Williams threw for two touchdowns and ran forty yards for a score on a pivotal fourth down play a sixty six yard run by trevan when I set up the Sooners go ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter Jason bean passed for two hundred forty six yards and a score for Kansas which led seventeen seven late in the third quarter the Sooners are eight no overall five know when the big twelve I'm Dave Ferrie
"lincoln riley" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel
"Brought up to me in. It's before my time. So i couldn't tell you if this is a an accurate. Comparison is terry dean at florida. Spurrier's first big screen matthews terry dene. Yeah but i don't know if kerry dean was deep. Preseason heisman favorite like spencer. I don't remember that at all. Yeah i i remember. Shane matthews being super productive. But it's not even the same to me as to coming in in replacing jalen hurts which was obviously a huge shift From jalen hurts have been the starter for two years at that point in a very successful one. Jalen hurts was always People abuse good passers isn't gonna hold up by the way terry. Yeah terry dean had really pretty ordinary stats as a now. No but that's what they're saying. Terry dene was really really hyped. And then he was disappointing. Got mean there's plenty of examples of a guy really really hyped. Spencer rattler is a lot further along in terms of that process though. I don't you know they're guys who've been hyped. Don't live up to you know don't live up to it and then get overtaken for one reason or another. I just don't think it's like two this. Yeah are- i just think you know. I wrote about it after the nebraska game. I just think he was noted that not because of his actual performance but because he's other lincoln riley quarterback in just this assumption that after the run of baker collar. Murray and jalen hurts. He's you know he's going to be the next one. And now i will say it's not that he's not he's gone backward For whatever reason and has actually been kind of puzzling. That lincoln lincoln riley won't even come after the game and say that he's switching to caleb williams going forward i feel like he's being. He's being really protective of spencer atler because he knows he'll lose him The once this change takes place. But yeah i'll be. I don't know what happens with him. Assuming kayla williams is a guy going forward at the very least hitting the transfer portal. But i don't know. I think when you're the presume number one pick and you've got lee steinberg's agency representing you in l. You're planning to turn pro But he would not would not be a wise move. I wouldn't think based on how he played this before we move on from this solid. I said i didn't see you know the game. If you're a texas fan how do you feel. I mean obviously you. You saw a lead evaporate. That was huge. But i mean you feel all right. I see signs here of we are on track or you know what like what are you thinking right. Yeah i think you're heartbroken. By the way your guy emmanuel acho start crying on television. He was alive on television. When when the when the when the Candy brooks touchdown happening start crying. All i know is i saw. He was like the suit he add on. This week. Was like yeah. The jacket was out of something. At least you're silverstone were in clueless. I saw that. Yeah you're heartbroken. But i don't see how you couldn't be encouraged casey thompson Hissy thompson put up stats. That were so ridiculous. How did this guy lose now. Credit oklahoma for first shutting down. John robinson the second half but you know you still know what you would be robinson. Texas is going to win a lot of games going forward but there you know behind the eight ball now. I mean the good news is in that conference right. I mean if you finish second you get another shot. He probably another shot at oklahoma. It'd be could be All right so we hit on the the too early games. We haven't even gotten into what happened in the big ten yesterday. That's how crazy day was is that we're twenty minutes into this podcast and we're only now getting to the top five game in iowa city that lived up to the hype so so we were both pretty high on iowa. I felt like it was a little higher on them. Coming in you were So just like. I don't wanna say they're georgia 'cause physically they. They don't have the beef up front like like georgia does and probably not as much speed up in the front seven even with that size. But there's a little bit of a to me. There's a little bit of georgia feel in this regard. Amazing defense have a good running back. you know. Have some capable receivers. But you're not sold on the quarterback in terms of good enough to you know georgia's case. I don't know if it's good enough to win a national title. Maybe i'll be wrong in in case. I'm not sure if it's good enough to be a playoff team. So you watch them against penn state which penn state had them up. I think seventeen to three. And then sean clifford who was making plays with his legs. And you know having a pretty good game against stephen save verbal turnovers ends up getting hurt and doesn't play in the second half and they go to inexperienced quarterback and eventually Overtakes them right. What do you mean iowa. I think the disappointing thing about this game is that the sean clifford injury leaves you forever. Wondering what would happen if he'd stayed in now. I'm not. I've seen some pretty extreme takes out there in twitter. Land that all the way he you know way penn state was playing. They would have beaten them by twenty if he'd stayed in. I don't know about that. I mean he threw two interceptions Yeah they were up. Seventeen to three off of i mean short field You know the seventy five yard touchdown run Touchdown drive the next one was a thirty nine yard. Touchdown drive off short field so the problem is that the guy that came in for him just wasn't ready for the moment. There's no other way to put it. Have you ever heard of a team getting eight. False start penalties. No i know that. And they were all after clifford out. It's a tough clearly like they. I mean if you wanna say. I got lucky. 'cause they've got break because of that okay. But i don't know that it's a guarantee that sean clifford stays in the game stay wins. They might have intercepted him. Do more times. i think it's. I've never seen anything quite like this where i was defense. Every game gets interceptions turnover. Supposed to be somewhat lucky. It doesn't seem like with iowa. They're always in the right place. Yeah and people know kind of what they're going to do. They're just really well coached. I think they're they have done a really good job of Our colleague sought doctrine are really good story on how so many of their dvd's almost none of them had other power five offers or maybe that power five offers running back or something like that so they have really been ahead of the curve on that name a clear identity to it. You know. I look at them in. Thank the big ten to me. Is the most interesting conference in college. Football right now in which you have. And we haven't gotten a michigan nebraska yet and there's plenty of talked about that michigan state Under the radar because they're undefeated. But you know they're definitely under the radar. The lowest ranks of earliest coming into this week in there the lowest ranked of those big east teams in air really good. So then i besides all high state and i think they are a different team than they were when they lost to oregon. So we're looking at this and you know who do you think we're in the middle of october. Who do you think if you had to rank them. Who has the best chance to win this to win this conference..
Lincoln Riley talks Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Hurts
"Lincoln riley who's coach oklahoma. Who also coached jalen hurts. He was on our show last week. And he said this about jalen hurts now. Taking over in philly donald. He's really really excited for the album. It's not that he would ever say that. I mean he's pretty low key guy. But i know he's putting in a tunnel or behind the scenes and you know he's a guy that believes he's ready for this. I mean no question about it. I mean he. He believes that this is a tremendous opportunity. And nobody's gonna work the kid. That's that's not gonna happen when you're when you're the quarterback there's a there's a difference between kind of hoping you're going to be the guy and then knowing and feeling you're the guy and the cat had confidence that brings along to make can be a game changer. I think it'll be a big deal for jalen. It's you'd certainly for the eagles well to make sure that he is the guy and they'll find out this year you
Philadelphia Eagles hire Nick Sirianni to replace Doug Pederson as head coach
"We're gonna talk about the new head coach. The eagles tired offense former offensive coordinator for the indianapolis colts. Under frank reich. Nick syrian of course This is a this is a guy who i don't think many of us of before the last couple of weeks so this is certainly certainly football. Guys know who. Nick serianni is people who are who are living breathing and and eat this stuff. No hixon's but for the casual fan. There was no reason to think he would be on anybody's shortlist. Of course eagles didn't have a shortlist. They had a long list and we're looking at seemingly every coordinator under the sun here over the last couple of weeks but just before we get into the details. What are your general impressions of nick. Serianni your i feel like It's gonna be hard to judge him early on because first off. He doesn't have head coaching experience. So he's going to be learning on the job and second he's coming into a situation where The idea of molding a quarterback is going to be tough. because he's gotta figure out who's his quarterback and Is this a question of are. Are you fixing the guy that looked like the cornerstone franchise quarterback. Are you putting out fires inside a locker room because of Are we are. We going to have factions inside that locker room that wanna see carson wentz or jalen hurts or there's so many unknowns on who's going to be the starter in september that this guy has to figure out but at the same time he has to figure out his way through the entire locker room so the stuff i've heard from guys that i trust in the nfl Guys that i i. I've been texting over the last You know six months but also especially during the last week in the coaching search. The coaches that they interviewed. Just show me that The person that they thought they were gonna have wasn't the guy more Things have changed on the quarterback situation. And you know when you when you see the connection that frank right has and the influence that he has with nick siri auntie and conversation with carson wentz. You start to connect the dots. Oh they'll this would naturally make sense but at the same time. I don't think he was on many people's radars and I feel i feel like you know. I have some optimism. But i come back to one thing and and i haven't been this way john while when it comes to the eagles and it's really depressing and i wanted to depress our audience and it doesn't matter who you have as a coach if the coach doesn't have any sense of power of putting together a staff if the coach doesn't have Any any say or strong influence on how to build the roster that is what kind of free-agent as well as we're kind of draft picks and that was a huge issue with doug and buying when you win the super bowl away. Doug won the super bowl. I think doug deserves a little more Room when it came to influence. And if that hasn't changed from above doug With the gm. Then what are we talked about. We're talking about an owner. Gm that's going to have more say more control and the same thing that we've seen before and i've said this before during the entire Coaching search. Why would a head coach with experience or reputation or the The hotshot innovative Guy that's coming in like lincoln riley. Why would they come into this situation. If they don't have a sense of control of power so. I think it's very predictable that we're seeing first time head coach Because it was the same thing we saw with. Doug it's it's the same track record and if you are going to follow the same stuff. You're gonna continue. Repeat the same mistakes over and over again above doug on who is making the picks right clearly clearly that has not been resolved yet or at least not publicly on understanding power. We figuring out the talent pool because what we're doing right now or what. The eagles have done right now has not worked. And when you look back at specially going back the last six seven years
Philadelphia Eagles head coaching search tracker
"Cody. Thanks for coming back on. I in the enemy man. How are you. I'm doing great great to be with you. I'm excited to talk some football absolutely and let's jump right in to the eagles. Coaching search here. Because more names get added to this list everyday to say that the eagles have cast a wide net would be understating it a little bit. You tweeted out. And i think it was either yesterday or today but as a recording. This on the fourteenth is was on the thirteenth. You tweeted out a whole list of names. We've got carolina offensive coordinator. Joe brady tennis offensive coordinator arthur smith san francisco defensive coordinator robert soleil tampa bay defensive coordinator. Todd bowles new england linebackers coach. John mayo kansas city quarterbacks coach mike kafka philadelphia assistant head coach do staley oklahoma head coach lincoln riley ohio state head coach ryan day. Cincinnati head. Coach luke fickle and more are coming each and every day and i know among eagles fans. You know we see this as a pretty dysfunctional team right now. We see this as an organization. That doesn't seem to know exactly what they're doing and we're skeptical as to whether or not a a really high profile coach is going to want to come here given the list of names here. Where are you at on this eagles. Coaching search as there really are just getting started right. Now yeah and we saw it just kellen more added today and obviously you know they're going to continue to cast the net and i think just in general. I think there's a little merit to the idea that you know when you compare openings. The eagles aren't A bursting with attraction just because of the situation. I mean Doug peterson clearly. If the reports are to be believed is is kind of worn down from from this run with eagles. And but i honestly don't put too much stock into this idea that they're undesirable because at the end of the day there's thirty two jobs. There's thirty two head. Coaching jobs in the nfl. We see guys in view with with teams like the jets and the jaguars every coaching cycle. Yes they sometimes have high picks so they sometimes have a lot of cap space but at the end of the day. It's nfl fell head coaching job. You can't tell me you know if you're joe brady and you're getting interest from all these teams. I mean you're not going to just not going to turn down the opportunity and so And eventually some of the spots are gonna get filled For me i mean i. I start for the eagles with looking at the offensive side of the ball. I know that's it's a big talking point. Jeffrey lurie with with you know really any eagles fan. That's been under or watching. Jeffey larry hires run. The team I i think really it comes down to are you going for You're gonna have to sacrifice somewhere. Because with somebody like joe brady even kellen moore. You're really banking on them. Being kind of an offensive mastermind and up and coming mastermind as opposed to this Person who's been around the league for years and respected and you know doug peterson even though he didn't have head coaching experience. Jeffrey loria himself talked about that emotional intelligence he talked about. Doug peterson former quarterback. In this league he had time under andy reid and so i. I think it's just a matter of where are they gonna sacrifice. Because if they go with robert. Sal the forty niners you're sacrificing. You might bring in a nice offensive coordinator with them but he may leave here for another head coaching job. And so what do they want. We're gonna find out.
Iowa State Cyclones get first home win over Oklahoma Sooners since 1960
"There first and goal. The eight yard line party takes the snap hands at the hall of the middle briefs for that asshole with his second touch. Today You are clones of regain the lane every stall in the go ahead ahead score score eight eight yard yard run run with with just just over over four four minutes minutes to to go. go. A A sheen. sheen. Young Young intercepted intercepted Spencer Spencer rattler rattler in in the the end end zone zone number number 18, 18, Oklahoma's Oklahoma's final final drive drive in in Iowa Iowa State. State. Stuns, the sooner it's like 11 in water knocked over since 2017. They have defeated Oklahoma in aims for the first time since right after J. F. K was elected. On before I was born. It's been 60 years. Psychlos defeat the Sooners. The name's 37 to 30, the final there to go in the big 12 conference as John Walters Lear Field. I am G College with that final called 37. 30 Ease your final Count Cyclones first win over Oklahoma in Ames. Since 1960. The Sooners beaten at home by Kansas State last week, losing back to back regular season games for the first time since 1999 and likely and their hopes for 1/4 straight college football playoff appearance dashed already their head coach Lincoln Riley, had some opportunities I thought they're supposed to in the first half to really gain some separation. We were playing good ball, just not great ball and had some No chances to separate against a good team on the road, which you know when you're a great team. You take advantage of those and we were not quite area and came down the back and forth game. You know, a couple places we didn't make. You know some of the key plays. I mean, seven kicks in those field goals that we dropped two for sure Touchdown passes, You know, That certainly hurts really did a good job against the run game in the first half. We didn't do a very good job against Hall in the second half of a couple key penalties, and then you know, the biggest single play was probably the kickoff return just because we had so much Well, minimum after the turnover and touch down, you know, that was a that was a huge individual play. So a couple tough calls. It didn't go away. That's part of life on the road and on and again, you know, one place short and so absolutely our backs against the wall. Here is a football team. We know that we understand that we accept that our guys are hurt. Also, guys in our room and experienced, you know, start to a season like this. It is still about how you how you response and I believe I know how this group will. All right. Here's what it amounts to Iowa State snaps a 24 game home losing streak against Oklahoma, the longest such streak vs single Opponent The AP poll ERA dating back to 1936. Oklahoma Falls the owing to a big 12 play for the first time since 1998 that last year before Bob Stoops became Head coach First top 10
Nine University of Oklahoma players test positive for Covid-19
"Of Oklahoma football team nine players on the Sooners have tested positive. The Big 12 con Friends, which includes Oklahoma says they will be going ahead with the fall football season, whereas Pac 12 in the Big 10 have said they won't play the season considering spring Instead. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley says he got test results after the week long break from preseason camp, saying they were the result of community based infections. One It's disappointing to
End of an era: Jason Garrett fired as Cowboys coach
"After a weekend that saw a Dallas reportedly interview Marvin Lewis of Mike McCarthy the cowboys finally announcing Jason Garrett will not return in twenty twenty Garrett's contract expiring next week cowboys saying in a statement Sunday they will not seek a new agreement with him ESPN's Chris Mortensen reporting Dallas is intensely focused on candidates who have extensive NFL head coaching experience with track records of success so that would seemingly eliminate and coordinators with little or no head coaching experience and college coaches like Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley Baylor's Matt rule Florida's Dan
Biggest Takeaways from Week 1 of College Football
"From the never ending drama of Antonio brown and the raiders to another week of college football let's bring in ESPN college football insider Phil Steele for some insight and Phil before we look ahead let's look back what was the biggest thing you learned from week one of the biggest challenges that the group of five does have a chance to go on when I woke magazine I thought all the group of five teams would have one boss became wait very impressed with boys the Cincinnati you see Arafat I think there is a legitimate chance of group product he does run the Cablevision I was focused on the to ABC gamestop Franklin to getting number twelve Texas a and M. Saturday afternoon Trevor large through a pair picks the Tigers opener offense paced by A. T. and in the ground game what do you need to see from Lawrence against the Aggies. well how about a performance I mean I expected server once the clearly the best quarterback in college football this year I don't think he will be white guys going to have to cut down on the intersections and then last year only had nine interceptions born of sections in the open so they're going to improve secondary I think that's going to be the key because Colin mind I believe will move the football I love Clemson be part to took over four hundred yards last year it comes in at a great defense of one they accounted for four touchdowns in the opener as well it's a top ten match up on Saturday night later on Ellis you getting Texas Sam L. in Europe and borrow both combined for nine touchdown passes last week what are you expecting when they do step on the same field. our I think we'll have a little bit lower scoring game in which you might be anticipating but I do think quarterbacks will live I'm really impressed with how Joe burrows picked up a new offense William classes there now and you know just gonna have to build up a big game. the top six are running backs but guaranteeing them is there yeah I think if you play the game on paper I wish you probably went to stand by time but it's not played on paper and Thomas one of the best underdog coaches out there even underdogs sixteen times in his coaching career one fourteen into a dentist but with eleven I wake up sets and then a large home dog VS the openness scale come it's all the way up to six and a half I'm gonna think it's gonna be closer than the experts expect their game to look forward to Jalin hurts over five hundred your mind it is Oklahoma debut six total touchdowns in his first game for the Sooners Oklahoma has the last two Heisman winners coming into this season would be fair to characterize Lincoln Riley is the quarterback Whisperer. yeah absolutely quote about cool whatever you want you know last year I had been a warning quarterback the previous year and I said you know Alan Murray is gonna have great staff this year but the way this March break the Mayfield stopped many surpassed them and others a chance hurts to do even better you see so many open receivers Amazon mom and I love the way he works with these quarterbacks remember hurts did hit seventy percent in Alabama last year well do ya he's my official quarterback who were. it's interesting because he was a big time when our banner bam I think was twenty six into as a starter did you see ways that Oklahoma use them that you didn't see at Alabama. Iago Luxottica tomorrow's offense different the one Alabama is run especially when her through the quarterback there were more of a one of the offense because they open up last year with two a and I think you saw him be able to solve the problem I like the way you get seventy percent of his passes the family on those receivers are just so open not only surprised me at the top customers stats from last year it was a phenomenal
What's next for Alabama after star LB Dylan Moses' injury?
"Dylan moses <music> star linebacker for the alabama crimson tide <hes> has been ruled out indefinitely me injury requiring surgery <hes>. He's gonna be out obviously. That's a devastating blow for the for the tide <hes> particularly when you've got a team like clemson we trevor lawrence way with georgia and furmano's boys waiting would oklahoma jalen hurts former ormoc quarterback at alabama outta starting quarterback that oklahoma and the lincoln riley him waiting. There's a lot going on make no mistake about it and it's gonna it'll be really interesting to see what transpires what unfolds in the weeks to come. <hes> that's devastating loss <hes> looks. It's like a season ending. Injury doesn't look like a dilemmas. We'll be back at all so that's a devastating loss. Valla alabama make no mistake about it just absolutely positively devastating. Nick savings gotta figure out here something out tornado sia. That's what he's suffering from.
'The worst report I've ever heard': NFL Network analyst crushes Kyler Murray
"It feels like the NFL draft season officially started yesterday because you had that full on character assassination. Charley Casserly reported that Keiler Murray did poorly in his team interviews, basically worse than any quarterback has ever done at the combine if you're a cardinal's fan, this might be confusing because there are report. What's your team is going to take him number one overall to put it into context? Here's Charlie Casserly who was a decorated general manager in the NFL. And now an analyst for the NFL network. These are his comments on Cuyler Murray. This was the worst comments. I ever got a higher rate a quarter manually I've been doing this a long time. Yes leadership. Not good case. Study habits not good the board work below. Not good. Not good at all on any of those areas and grazing major concerns about what this guy's gonna do. Now. People say, well, we're going to compare them to Mahomes, we're going to run an offense like well homes. We're going to run an offense. Like Baker Mayfield. It is possible. But those guys are much different. I mean, those guys you'd have a question about their ability on the board you never question their leadership ability their work habits. They were outstanding in those areas. This guy's not outstanding those areas it showed up in the interview. All right. That's Charley Casserly on the NFL network. I don't know how many front office people or scouts coaches. He spoke to there are. Certain potential draft picks when they go into a meeting, and they know that team is not going to take them they sort of mail it in. I don't know if that happened or not with Cuyler Murray. I don't know how many teams that Charley Casserly spoke to about Cuyler Murray. But there is that possibility also the information this time of the year is hard to trust on both sides because Lincoln Riley, and you're going to hear he's going to talk about Kyle Murray, a leader how great he is. And what may have happened in these interviews, but Charley Casserly. I don't know. If he's speaking to the raiders, they would like to get him downgraded. So they get a chance to get him. You know, I don't trust anybody's information who works for a team whose with a team. I just I don't I can't because I've learned I've learned the hard way, everyone has an agenda hard to get the whole picture, but Casserly saying that Murray had bad study habits terrible on the whiteboard drawing up plays. But it's. Goes back to how could he play? So great at quarterback in college. If you're the cardinals you have to take what Casserly said with a grain of salt.
Hour 2: Mel Kiper Jr's NFL draft predictions
"Mel kiper junior into the show. What's up melt? Hey, guys, how you doing? Good. All right. So number one overall. Mel you have Nick Bosa going to the cardinals. You've heard the things cliff Kingsbury has said about collar Murray, he's a big fan. But he's also said Josh Rosen is our guy. So how confident are you about the cardinals going Bosa at one do guys with a mock draft you call around and you get different opinions. You try to build some type of a consensus. Steve drafted Josh Rosen. I thought he held his own for getting no help you seems like the players in that locker ROY believe in him you move forward. Josh Rosen would have a higher grade than any quarterback in this draft. If you go basically apple apple, and you try to reject a year with a year experience where they would be. But I think they're happier with Josh Rosen than they would have been a quarterback including Tyler Perry. Tyler Murray is still five nine five ten and size body type or still some things at the combine and pro day, and he's going to have to answer to give up on Josh Rosen and go that direction. I don't see it happening based on the people have spoken to. So I went with both. Over Josh Allen. That's going to be the debate the trait outta there. Do you tape boasts Allen right now, it seems like Bosa may be the lead who knows internally with their thinking. But trading out of there for team. Let's go out and get Askins. Maybe something maybe interested in listening to Mel. I'm very surprised by that draft. Order Nick Bosa is the is the foolproof, right? He's going to be a stud, but people felt that way about Nick last year. Sorry, Bradley Chubb last year, he's the best Pash rusher by so much you might as well, get them. There question marks about everyone including including. Cleveland Browns quarterback acre Mayfield, including Gregor Mayfield. Sam darnold everyone. So they're going to go, Bradley choke with not only didn't go Bradley Chubb. They went to the talented quarterback, you know, out of the big twelve who they had questions about right? Isn't that Keiler Murray this year, and isn't Nick Bosa basically, Bradley up? Well, Trump had a great year and shove ended up going to a team that utilize him and put him out there with Miller and he's a tremendous player. Tremendous young man, he's going to have a huge future and the ratio that I think when taken the war, Denzel word overcharged was what Cleveland was kind of debating there. Do you take the corner the pass rusher and put him opposite Garrett? They thought Ogbeh would come on. He didn't. But that was a decision obeyed word played well till he got hurt. I think we look at at Murray Murray is different in that he's five nine and a half. He's not six foot and a half to twenty like Baker Mayfield was and is I think that body type when you think about we've never seen before we've seen Baker Mayfield types. Okay. Before we haven't seen Cuyler Murray fight go this SARS, no conflict Kyle Murray. Guys. There's none. So I think we've talked. The number one pick four pick even a first round pick for that matter. I've at thirteen to Miami you've never seen this ever happened before. So I think some answers may become at the combine when you see him as he looked like he can hold up. It looks those guys in the eye. Does he looked like an NFL quarterback putting on a board? You know, it's football IQ should be really good the hand size people. Always look at that nine is that is that there you can do it or you can't will see hand size with collar Murray comes in at so still some things that'd be determined the answers. I got back from that question. This week is was leave Cuyler Murray at thirteen don't move him up that seems to be fair for right now in the process is that you say that Mel just this morning. We learned we got some news. Peter King was speak into Lincoln Riley, the coach at OU, and he said that ninety one percent of the past column Murray through from the pocket while at OU last season ninety one percent of this passes were from floor from Nepal. So when you look at him in comparison to Dwayne has its handicap that us was break that down. What makes? What one quarterback better than the other for the next level in light of that ninety one percent there column, right? That's a great point. Because I think you look at how do you compare? I don't remember one man's L came out. I said he's a wild card even out liar. I don't know what he's going to be Baker Mayfield. Last year was the wildcard big three. We knew it was Josh Allen Sam darnold. Josh Rosen maker Mayfield was the wild card this year the wild card again is Kyle Murray. So you compare him to Haskins asan's as a traditional guy. Everybody knows what you're getting there. Even though he was one year as a starter. We don't know we're hoping I think if you draft him say at thirteen or wherever in the first round, you hope that today's NFL okay with the shotgun so deep getting that shotgun snap not under center, basically in space Todd mcshane's but talking about the statute great set more passes batted down for six foot and over quarterback than six foot and under quarterbacks like Cuyler Murray. So today's NFL makes this happen. It's kind of the perfect storm for him coming out at the right time and the right situation. So there's going to be able to protect his body. He can slide. We know that we know how lightning quickie. Yes. That is in the back. Of his Eddie senses things that nobody else. Can't you mentioned the pocket of build? That's underrated part. He will sit in that pocket. He will wait he'll go through progressions. And he's tremendously accurate. His completion percentage. Was right. Where Mayfield was and he accounted for more touchdowns this season. The Baker Mayfield did during his great year two seasons ago. So I said three months ago collar Murray six foot tall five eleven. It's no discussion. He's the number one pick. But at five nine and a half, it makes it interesting. So let's go to the other quarterback that people are talking about many projected to the giants including you at sixth Wayne Haskins. You said something interesting to me earlier, you said that that Sam darnold. Did you say Sam darnold would've sorry? Josh Rosen would've graded out as the best quarterback in this draft to me Dwayne Haskins looks like a better prospect than Josh Rosen or even probably Sam darnold does not as mobile as Sam darnold. How what do you think of where does Haskins rate and all this? Why wouldn't you give him a great underwear? Josh Rosen was less. Year. Well, they were better quarterbacks coming out. I think that those guys were elite we had talked to years ago about those guys even before they were in the draft that they would have come out earlier. They would have been highly. They were they were considered special. And they said back in August prior to those kids coming out last year that in August that it wouldn't set up well for those and they were Josh Allen, Los everything around them. Sam darnold loss a lot around him. And Josh Rosen was that UCLA where they didn't have a ton of talent. So it wasn't set up for those guys to live up to all the hype in terms of the numbers and the way they were expected to take over and dominate gains and be spectacular. So people were kind of wondering over radium. No, you weren't there. Great quarterbacks. And I thought the people in the league is that these guys this year be thankful if you're those teams you got those quarterbacks they're better and every team in the first round from Lamar Jackson won the Baker and everybody in between those guys are thrilled to have. And they don't have to worry about this Dwayne Haskins a one year starter. That's it. And he had a little trouble struggles rowing the Penn State game. But I like the fact he got better. He learned a seems like he's going to be all in to be a quarterback. He loves the challenge and the pressure that comes from being a quarterback. But so criticism of him to say those guys better those guys were considered super elite and special entities for a two year period. So that's not a critique Dwayne Haskins or or taking a shot. Joe Dwayne Haskins on that's a fair thing to say those three. And then you throw Baker Mayfield John Dorsey number one. Look what happened. He emailed that pick. They can own that division for the next ten years because of this draft and because of getting Baker Mayfield Bubills love Josh ninety five and five they weren't a games. He started to finish. You can Nate Sam darnold. Look what he did in the last month of the season. Look around more Jackson games. He wants those teams guys are thrilled that they know they got the right quarterback for a long long time. And hopefully for Baltimore. Lamar Jackson the passing has improved. But from from winning, and the attitude they're all in on the March access by those teams are really happy where they are right now quarterback
In the week-to-week NFL, it's all about survival
"From Minnesota. There was a chance that. Vikings might get the football back down eight but a stupid personal foul penalty on Harrison Smith only would have been second down. But I mean, he's he took a shot at Trubisky late. So you'll get a chance to see the bears on Thursday thanksgiving but Arne getting back to that. Cowboys win today over the falcons and now especially with the Redskins are a quarterback without. Oh my goodness. What a horrible horrible injury. That is. I mean the divisions there for the Cowboys for the taking. Yeah. Don't look now. But Dallas when we're talking about the NFC east is a game behind Washington there at five and five Washington is at six four listen, we'll we'll get to the eagles in the falcons. I know the falcons are in the east, but we'll get them coming up in just a bit. Hey loan. Behold. Arnie maybe the team that looked the best today in the NFC east. Your New York Giants any Eli manning three and seven only three games out of first place right now, but got saquon the boss oil, and that looked a little better about to welcome back them to the division. Title race. Don't take away from it. I will take it away from you yet. I'll let you I'll let you have it for a little bit. I mean, I still believe the raiders can finish eight now. So. Give me give me another week at least with the giants. So foreign six three and seven for the third and fourth place teams. But here's Dallas. Now just a game out in the fife and five and they get Washington on Thursday on a short week with the new quarterback. Washington's gotta go out and find a backup quarterback as well to beyond Colt McCoy. So I dunno Arnie. I almost feel like that. This is a team that for many weeks. We've tried to bury we've listened to the frustration from Bobo our technical director is a diehard Cowboys fan. So he's been frustrated. But now all the sudden with the Lincoln Riley rumors and the Jason Garrett gone the trade from white Cooper's working out now. And they're giving the ball to Ezekiel Elliott. And here we are spending. Most of our first seven minutes talking about Dallas and a resurgence. I got him. I'm as much as you say you call this. And I'm not disagreeing with you. I'm shocked by this over the last couple of weeks that we started with that is because if we started with this takeover. For the show, but I'm going to say it. Anyway, someone's looking for a quarterback what better place for a quarterback in the nation's capital? Then Colin Kaepernick, I mean, what a what a fit that would be all going the Washington playing in Washington. Can you imagine? I mean, a name need one pretty bad. All right. I got a double check who had tweeted that in. I someone was looking at the under over under eight minutes into the show. You would. How about that? I think that was I think that was the over under. I'll have to double check. Oh, yeah. Mike how many minutes into the show this Arnie talk about capper Nick going to Washington? Even though the last time he played Arne was dating supermodels beating Kerr one on one with a nice flowing ponytail. I say two minutes. So actually we hit the over there. I'm sorry. How could you not know? How is that? Not a perfect fit for everybody around for a team that needs an emergency quarterback. But see that could work against them. If they need emergency quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, I dunno. It may take him a while to to get up to speed. So they may have to go with somebody who's you know, a little bit more ready to play. And it's so crazy because you hear these same names rotated over and over Mark Sanchez already was the name that was brought up today. Someone that they might bring in for a workout. How about wait? What's Nathan Peterman? All right. Brought him to Indianapolis or someplace like I don't remember what they brought him into. Oh, man. So tough news today for the Redskins. Not only did they lose the game. But they lost their quarterback in a gruesome injury and shades of the Joe thighs men injury whenever we were kids. It was just good task. We'll get to that coming up in just a bit. But let's stick real quick with this cowboy falcons game from another perspective. What are the hell has happened to Atlanta? I mean, I understand injuries play a major part, right? I get it. You have what's he's had a couple of changes in the coaching staff not a lot. But this is just I mean, this was an offense that was deemed next level. It was it was cruising. And now. Thank you. Thank you. I didn't have to say it Bobo had it. But it was it was really bad really bad army. I don't know where it's going. I mean, look it's one thing to take a little bit of a dip. But what they're going through. It's just you know, it's head scratching their even with injuries. They still have a pretty good offense out there. They shouldn't be having a four six record. This is ridiculous. You shouldn't be losing to the Cowboys at home. You're much better team. Where's that offense? What's going on with Matt Ryan? I know you don't wanna point, you know, all the blame at your quarterback. But under three hundred yards. You know, you've got Julio Jones there, you still got him to go ahead and throw the ball to you got some new you've got weapons around you. What's going on out there? I got to start pointing the finger would Matt Ryan. And I thought a couple of weeks ago in part of this might have been because I opened my big dumb mouth Atlanta to go to the Super Bowl. I thought they'd won three straight. Why? Didn't think they had they had they had won three straight games after a really ugly loss to Pittsburgh. They beat the buccaneers. They slid by the giants and then they put a pretty good weapon on the Washington Redskins. But then they go to Cleveland, and they get beat last week. They lose the Cowboys today and Arnie their next three games are at New Orleans home for the suddenly I'll know I don't wanna get carried away on the Mark Jackson. We'll talk about that later. Suddenly resurgent ravens. And then they go to Green Bay those are three even on Green Bay's not playing its best football right now. But already they could be four and nine for sure gonna be foreign seven when they play the saints next week with the way that things, but what the hell is going on in Atlanta right now, it's a tough question to try to answer. And I wanna to say something also go up surprised that you did start with the Cowboys in Atlanta considering the biggest win today put somebody into the Super Bowl. And I thought that's where you were going to start you you really bury delete. I hate the skull. You on the air back and say you buried the lead because the Pittsburgh Steelers with their win today. Just put them in the Super Bowl. Meaning they'll beat the patriots at home, which means they'll get the number one seed, which means this year Velgo to the Super Bowl buried elite. Well, you know, it is kind of shaping up a little bit for maybe a Pittsburgh New Orleans slash Lossiemouth battle in the Super Bowl. I think we'll learn a lot tomorrow night. This is crazy because here we are Sunday night and a majority of the time the Monday night football game. Here's a conversation. We have as we're heading out the door in our final segment. Sunday, Monday night, football's usually, hey, don't forget tomorrow night. We'll see next week. But now with the Rams and the chiefs. I mean, I I don't know Arnie I- Kansas City quite a bit. But you're right. I mean, I know knock on Kansas City because I know as soon as I say anything about Kansas City. They start dogging on the raiders. Yes. The raiders stink. You're really good this year. How does that make you feel better? But you you can't help. And I know it's all difference because it Mahomes, did, you know, Patrick Mahomes likes catch up to not hear that at all on social media. Yes. I'm actually with you on this one. I now Arne because I love what Kansas City is doing. I'm enjoying watching them play. But you know, what they have sold a short in the playoffs before they have disappointed when we thought they were the team to beat. We have heard. Hey, things are different this year. You just wait till we get to the playoffs. Guess who's consistently been there and consistently got done the Rodney burger?
Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes' record-shattering 2016 showdown
"Back to Lubbock this weekend. But maker Mayfield at Patrick Mahomes play each other on Sunday as pros for the first time with the the Browns hosting the Kansas City Chiefs. I think at the time people are like may have wears the defense as time has gone on people like man that was a quarterback in classic definitely. So it was Lincoln Riley gonna coach the Sooners on Saturday and the Browns on Sunday. Can you pull out of double duty, Jake or get nervous, but they should be more nervous about the potential of Dallas Cowboys opening that I think the Cleveland? The Oklahoma coaches never leave for the Cowboys. Do they ever have before just one? Yeah. Just one good stuff there from Jake. So my extra point is about a team to Jake asked rob Mullins about earlier on the show, and that's the UCF nights. And obviously, they have not played anybody to date and have not had much of an opportunity to impress the selection committee, but that changes beginning tonight, and they have a game at seven thirty eastern on ESPN against the temple owls, while temples overall record isn't overly impressive. They do have
Browns fire coach Hue Jackson ahead of trade deadline
"General manager with their old. Hey, coach, hue Jackson. It was destined to fail. And it did finally on Monday when the Browns released Hugh Jackson with time left on his contract this season and next season. So the Browns will be paying him through two thousand nineteen but it will give John Dorsey and Alonzo Highsmith and Elliott Wolff in the Browns for an office the chance to go hire their own head coach, they are I in the pool this year. They get the start looking for an interviewing coaching candidates right now, if they want to go talk to Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma taking go do that. If they want to go talk to any other college coach, they can go do that. They don't have to hide behind anything right now. The Browns are the first out for a coaching search. And then of course, they make the change in offense coordinator firing Todd Haley and bringing in Freddie kitchens who doesn't have extensive experience running an NFL offense. So it'll be interesting to see how kitchens calls play. Days starting Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. And so the Cleveland Browns the first team to overhaul their coaching staff, but the real changes came Tuesday with a flurry of moves that made this one of the busiest trade deadline days in NFL history. Last year was very busy. Because at the last moment in the twenty four hours leading up to the deadline. We saw Jimmy Garoppolo traded from New England to San Francisco j Gye traded from Miami to Philadelphia Dwayne Brown from Houston to Seattle. Marcel Darius from buffalo to Jacksonville and Kelvin Benjamin going from Carolina to buffalo end the almost trade of AJ McCarron from Cincinnati to Cleveland, the got foiled when the Browns could not get the deal done in time by the four o'clock deadline by the four o'clock deadline this year. There was no such thing. Holding back a flurry of moves. We saw de. Ver- trade Pro Bowl wide receiver. Damaris Thomas and a seventh round pick to the Houston. Texans for a fourth and seventh round pick. As will the interesting part of that trade is that Thomas is first game with the Texans will come Sunday in Denver against the Broncos team. That just traded him. Thomas was the longest tenure Bronco and get the Broncos say goodbye to him because really they weren't going to keep his fourteen million dollars salary around next season in my mind. The most surprising move right before the deadline. Came win Detroit traded golden Tate to Philadelphia for a third round pick. So many teams had made so many inquiries to the lions about golden Tate. But they had resisted all overtures for him. But finally, they broke down and dealt Tate to the eagles who for the second straight year made a trade right at the deadline last year Gye this year Tate, as they look to try to keep up with the rest of the NFC east another team in the NFC making.
Sooners, Lincoln Riley and Kyle Murray discussed on CBS Sports Radio
"But Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley, happy with the way his team responded. Give our guys lot of credit to especially with the way regulation ended a lot of teams would have been down a little bit. And we weren't our guys have really taken a lot of pride in red zone and overtime situations in Oklahoma digits that when Kyle Murray hits CD lamb in the end zone to beat army twenty eight twenty one as the Sooners avoided scare other finals number ten Washington survived a scare of its own holding off Arizona state twenty seven twenty top-ranked. Alabama handles number twenty two Texas A and M five twenty three to Tonga by lower tosses for four touchdowns and runs for one more. Meantime Old Dominion provided the shocker Saturday. Upending