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"neil brown" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Welcome back to the show here on a Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. It seems like a lot of people are already celebrating the holiday and we hope you made time to come aboard with us. We had a lot to talk about today as we get ready for the weekend. So let's get right to it. So the CFP revealed tonight there's only one more after tonight and then the final and who is it going to be well. Could LSU jump southern Cal or southern Calgary and land in that fist but it really doesn't matter from the LI shoes perspective they're going to have the number one team in the country here in under two weeks. So what did we learn from all the close calls Nicole Arabic writing about that and she'll be talking about it with us here in the program yeah, what is going on with lane kiffin? Lane kiffin reacted to a report last night that said he was going to be an auburn on Friday as the new head coach lane as only lane can do got into the action by then reporting that the reporter who broke the story was leaving his place to go to another job. What lane kiffin has done a very good job of is making everybody forget the miserable performance on this had in Arkansas and that doesn't matter the fact that we've lost two in a row that we no longer are in the top ten that we no longer have a chance to go to Atlanta that we no longer have a chance to win ten regular season games. Let's talk about me. Okay. Sounds like a country song. Anyway, that's what we are going to do today. Talk about all of those subjects and more with a number of guests. We mentioned the code. She'll be with us in about an hour and a half, reach Davis joins us. Bennett durando is a fascinating piece on Harvey updike, yes. Remember him the ghost of iron bull past and stench will join us in studio. Let's start with some phone calls. In hue, in deep gap, North Carolina. Hello here. Good afternoon, Paul. You know what? A couple of months ago, I made a prediction. We'd have some two lost teams in the hunt. And the fact is that a lot of wine still does spill between the lip and the cup. A couple of things came to my conscious thinking over the weekend after 12 weeks of SEC football. The first is Georgia's offenses not ready for an NFL payday, that was one of the more miserable passing performances I've ever seen. A little cold weather in 25 mile an hour wind took them completely out of their passing game. They managed a 116 yards and interception and a couple of nails behind the line of scrimmage. And on one leg with less than a good shoulder on the left side, a separation, brother levis, completely outplayed to Georgia quarterback. There's no question about it. Had a 206 yards, 20 for 31, and that same impossible win. And we had a 155 pound freshman torture them for a 145 yards. We had four passes of more than 40 yards. I got to tell you, Paul, it's a dang good thing. George is going to play in good conditions for the championship game and then most of the playoff for the simple reason in the NFL, the kind of weather they had in Lexington, exactly what's on the table when the NFL puts the money on the table in the fall. Kind of interesting. Kuiper and mcshay both still believe that levis will be the first quarterback drafted out of the southeastern conference and I have no doubt in my mind. What happened to hooker is a bloomin shame that kid was great all year and he carried Tennessee. It remains to be seen if they've got enough left in the tank to beat Vanderbilt. What do you think? I don't know. I mean, I'm very concerned about that team because it's one thing to recover from a loss, but it's another thing to recover from a punch like that. I mean, we saw how difficult it was for old miss. Coming off the Alabama game. They let one loss become two and Tennessee better be careful. Absolutely. It could be a repeating scenario. But a much bigger consideration in both cases is the effect that it will have on recruiting this year. Not just really high school seniors, but the transfer portal. That's become a real big deal and while in theory, Tennessee should have a bigger bank account to forward that sort of thing, then old miss are Kentucky. I think so sure of it right now. We're going to find out here a few weeks, I think. But anyhow, that's what's great about this time of year. The other good thing and I'll get off of the phone for the first time in 8 years, the game between Louisville and Kentucky is a pretty good match and ought to be a bloodbath and a good way to end the season. The governor's cup has more meaning now than it ever has. Paul, thank you for the opportunity to chat with you. It's been a fun season and I've always enjoyed your day. I've got one thing to say that's not real friendly. I'd like for you to own up a little bit better about the fact that you were highly offended that many of us 6 years ago, 5 years ago rather believe that Jimbo Fisher was a poor choice to go to Texas a and M, you defended him vociferously. And as it turns out, that was an egregious mistake at the time I recommended either the. Boy that's coaching it Mississippi or Neil Brown who got the job at West Virginia, the one of them would be a safer less expensive bit. Fisher turned out as probably right. In either case, certainly in Neil brown's case, if it was a mistake, it wouldn't be that expensive to put him on the road. Anyhow, you do over some of your Copa about that brother. Well, you know what? I'll be more than happy in the spirit of Thanksgiving to give that to you right here because I want nothing to do with that statement that I made. Oh, I love you. You are straight up, dude, man, with integrity. Have a Happy Thanksgiving you and the wife and the dog and I hope all goes well and looking forward to what comes down the road. My friend. Thank you very much. Yeah, my problem with Jimbo Fisher is I thought he was a scoundrel at Florida state. And said so, repeatedly, but I ended up drinking too much of that SEC Kool-Aid when he got the job of Texas a and M,
"neil brown" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Showering woman framed in close up, screams at an unseen attacker. A man in uniforms lives an audience in front of a giant American flag. In your head, you should picture Gene Kelly in singing in The Rain. Just say and in The Rain. Janet Leigh and psycho. Joyce C Scott and Patton. Americans, traditionally love to fight. love the sting of battle. But open up photographer Carell Augustus new book, black Hollywood, reimagining iconic movie moments, and instead you'll see actor dule hill under that lamp. The screaming woman is actor Cindy colleague, and that man in uniform is instead a woman. Actress Aisha Heinz. In the book, Augustus cast black actors and actresses in some of cinema's most memorable moments, placing them in spaces long denied to them. He says that a mission persisted in the 1980s when he grew up watching mainstream hits like Back to the Future and say anything. We were left out of these stories and oftentimes when we saw ourselves in these stories, we were getting arrested or in a prison scene or in a gang scene. And I just wanted to do whatever I could to sort of change up the narrative visually and artistically. I guess the shot is first photographed for the project back in 2010. Before Black Lives Matter, before ask us so white before Black Panther, he knew some people might view the book as a reaction to those events. At some points, I found myself in tandem with these movements. And I just embraced it. What may stick out most in the book is that you won't find a list who's like Denzel Washington or Angela basset here. Not that I guess the sitting go for them. When I first started this book, my fantasy was to get all the black a listers in Hollywood, right? And then I realized if I did that, I would have probably 11 people. He expanded his net, finding performance who may not be household names, but I built a healthy portfolio of credits, like Neil Brown junior, who you may know as Lawrence's quick talking best friend Chad on insecure. Are you rocking a purse? Beyoncé first. See him on carried on the porta potty. Expensive, I know 'cause I bought it. In the book, Brown takes on the role of John mcclane in die hard. Squeezing his way through a tight air vent
"neil brown" Discussed on Bet The Board
"Yeah, I think when we did our research back in June with the ACC, the synopsis was that it would be difficult to replace some of those guys Brad mentioned in Kenny Pickett and Jordan Addison who apparently is not liking life on the West Coast right now, but Addison had a 25% target share. And then you even lose Mark Whipple who's a pass happy OC and I just think the offense is going to undergo a dramatic change here because you're looking at a unit that was 6th in EPA per pass among power 5 teams. You look at the construction of this roster and Brad mentioned the 5 returning starting offensive lineman. That was a group that finished 19th and adjusted line yards. The running back room is really deep with a banna canda. He's got the potential to be pretty dynamic there. And you pair those things with the new OC Frank Cigna. And you have this educated idea that Pittsburgh's offense is going to operate substantially different. Eddie was at Boston college last year. And I know fill your COVID only played 6 games. Many of them less than a 100%. So this is a bit skewed. Then you had Dennis garcelle who couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat, but on standard downs alone, Boston college last season called runs at a 73% rate of the 6th highest in the country all downs. BC ran at 60% of the time. When you look at his background, Dave wants dead disciple, the guy who put Ricky Williams in touch with marijuana basically because he ran him into the ground so much. So that's kind of the offense that I'm thinking we're going to see here. Certainly there's some weapons. Jared Wayne is nice. Gavin Bartholomew is good. You get the Akron transfer and mom field. But this is just a brand new quarterback and Keaton slova is completely different system. It's going to be a pro style run first team and ultimately that's the one thing that may hinder my ability. Pittsburgh's clearly the side. We've seen it go through the 7. My number is shockingly 11 and a half. You just wonder if this new scheme, this new style. Where in our doozy loves playing these one score games, he gets back into that vibe. It makes me a little bit nervous there in terms of laying it at this point over a touchdown, even though my number is substantially higher here. And I think when you look at something like this, the total was a little more interesting to me at open 55 and a half came down to 54. Got all the way down to 15 and a half. We saw him move back to 52 yesterday and then it came down again just all key numbers going on here with the total. An interesting thing from that perspective. I'm not sure what we're going to see from Pittsburgh's offense. That necessarily says, hey, we're going to score a ton of points here where we care about covering spreads. That's my only fear here now at over a touchdown, even though our numbers are a little bit higher. Well, you mentioned our doozy and Cigna. I mean, I think it'll be music to fill our pat's ears, given the war of words we saw this off season with Mark Whipple. He may want to try and run the ball 95% of the time and treat it like an option offense if he gets his wish. You guys both kind of mentioned quarterback play here. And I think it's fascinating when you try and figure out what two USC transfers can look like. JT Daniels hits third stop to lead this West Virginia offense, had a truncated camp, wasn't able to work with the offense. You'd imagine that group operates and fits and spurts. All the buzz is that Keaton slovis has popped back in his ball, the velocity was there when he went to the Manning camp. Brad, when you look at JT Daniels, we know pain is the torch bearer for the stetson Bennett fan club, so he was thrilled that JT never got a shot down there in Athens. How do you expect him to lead Neil brown's offense when you consider how big a disappointment it's really been watching the mountaineers over the last couple of seasons as it pertains to? Obviously there's some familiarity there with harrell coming over being the new OC who recruited JTT and he ran that offense back at USC. But with that being said, I don't like JT Daniels. I don't. I don't like the arm strength. There's really nothing on film that has ever given me positive vibes decision making, the fact that he couldn't beat out stetson Bennett after a couple of years. I think pretty much says all it needs to be said about JT Daniels. I know a lot of people in West Virginia are thinking clear upgrade. Yeah, sure, I think he's a little bit of an upgrade over what they had in the last couple of years with degi a quarterback, but I don't think it's significant upgrade. It's another reason why my numbers agree with pain. And I'm over ten points here as far as a pure power rating. It's amazing that West Virginia fans think it'll be an upgrade, and you can understand why when Jared dagi can't even win the starting job at western Kentucky. I think he's entered the transfer portal for the 37th time, but no doubt. An iconic matchup that I think everyone in college football is excited to see back on the schedule to kick things off. And the final question I have for you Brad on this particular game. I know you come things with a very different perspective than pain and I and it's a big part of why we wanted to include you in the fold. Is this a game where you've taken a position at some of the previous numbers? I mean, I'm judging by the dialog between you guys. Suffice to say both of you have made a compelling case for Pittsburgh, but obviously at prices that probably no longer so I don't have that significant bankroll that pain has with the condos and three different states and whatnot. Very few do Brad, very few do. So you and I, we can share a common affliction on this. I'm okay taking some early numbers at some lower limits. I did I'm probably a little bit overexposed and probably got a little too much more than I'm comfortable with on pit, but I laid 5, late 6, late 7. Also took a little bit of a piece of the under under 54. At the current numbers though, I agree with pain. I'm not super confident at laying anything more than 7 points with Pittsburgh, just because maybe a non need. First off, in our doozy is not a guy that I typically want to lay points with period. I'm not sure how aggressive they're going to be. As far as really wanting to cover this spread and getting margin. Should be a great game to watch. No doubt as we remind all of you are loyal listeners if you're late to the game and the first time you're breaking down some of the marquee matchup. If you missed the number, it is a marathon, not a sprint. So don't lay the worst of it. From the backyard. I don't want to go backwards. But here we go. Brad mentioned one thing that was really interesting to me that we probably should elaborate on just a little bit more specific to the total. We think Keaton's slovis is a little bit better than the market may think he is.
"neil brown" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Hello again to Ralph Russo and covering college football for many, many years. He is the name you all always see on the pole. Each week and I'm pretty much at every important college football story coming out. Ralph, good to talk to you. Thanks so much. The season is here. The polls are all done, I know you have a lot going on. What are you most interested in seeing this weekend and especially next? Well, this weekend, I think every week of this season is a referendum on Scott frost, right? I mean, we're going to be going literally living week to week on whether he is going to continue to be the Nebraska coach last year after he was surprisingly retained. So the week zero game that I think everybody is looking at is what Nebraska does against northwestern. Over in Ireland, you know, the funny thing Paul is, I think, eventually week zero is going to be the start of the season. I think eventually we'll turn this into week one and more teams will start playing as on week what is now week zero and that will turn that into week one. And then yeah, listen, the big games coming up after that in week one, you have a top 5 matchup in Ohio State and Notre-Dame that I got to tell you I'm not sure is going to feel like a top 5 matchup when the clock hits zero. Be careful. I made the mistake a week ago to just poke a little fun at Notre-Dame nation and everywhere I go, including Lou holtz admonishing me the other night, you would have thought I have just committed heresy against the church. Well, listen, as a Catholic myself, because once you are, you never the thing with Latina Catholic, you're never out of the club, right? The membership is always good. Listen, it's not necessarily a knock on Notre-Dame in Marcus Freeman. I think there's a lot of reasons to think that that's going to work out well and there's a lot of reasons to be excited about where they're heading, but that Ohio State team just looks like a juggernaut offensively. And that could be a tough one for a first game for a new head coach and a quarterback and a lot of other new things that Notre-Dame. Yeah, I think that's really the appropriate way of figuring that out. Let me ask you about another game next week. And it's a Thursday night game. West Virginia and Pittsburgh. I'm particularly interested in this because you got two programs West Virginia trying to make some noise, Pittsburgh, losing its two best players. They'll take on Tennessee, the second week, I believe. What do we know about especially Pittsburgh? Yeah, I think that there's I think human slovis, the idea of having him come in from USC and the idea was to pair him with Jordan Addison and then Jordan Addison goes to USC. So that sort of those plans. I think that they're still going to be pretty good on the defensive line. It was sort of a magical season last year for pitch. So the idea that they're going to have another magical season where they win the ACC seems pretty unlikely. I think the more the bigger question mark is on the other side with West Virginia because as much as I think Neil Brown is a pretty good coach, it's been a program that's sort of been spinning its wheels. Since you got there, not bad, but also not really starting itself and taking a step forward. They bring in JC Daniels who are most likely will be the starter. So yes, you will have two former USC quarterbacks, most likely starting in the backyard brawl. Yeah, they also bring in USC former offensive coordinator Graham Howell to sort of soup up that offend. I just wonder, again, there's been a lot of like sort of running in place at West Virginia. And if either one of those programs could sort of use something that looks a little more like a signature win, I would say it's West Virginia where Pitt has already had some breakthroughs under including last year. Rafa Russo with us, the AP college football, writer. It also did a very important and interesting piece recently on diversity in college football. And Ralph, I'm particularly interested in how you want to about this and what you learned in talking to some of the most important people in the sport. Yeah. I mean, basically, the thought was nepotism, right? We see a lot of, it's a family business football coaching. And I understand why, right? It's more of a lifestyle than a career in many ways. And I know sons follow in their father's footsteps in many different industries. But even more so, I feel like in football because you grow up around it and you take buses to games and you play it and it wasn't meant to sort of wag a finger at the coaches at the many coaches who have hired who are currently have family members on their staff. We found, I think it was 20 5 cases among power 5 schools where there was at least one family member on a staff. And in 22 of those cases, they were white coaches. So it's not necessarily to wave a finger as much as to say, if you already have a lack of diversity, this is perpetuating that if you keep hiring your family members. Shane Bieber did a really interesting job. He talked to me about how he didn't want to follow directly in his father's footsteps. And he went outside to get his first job and didn't work at Virginia tech, but he also conceded that the first job he got, his father knew the AD and he just father knew the offensive coordinator. So again, it's not necessarily meant to shame the people who are involved in this, the coaches that are sort of legacy higher. There's a lot of very good coaches out there
"neil brown" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"In the tattoo, a new engine in the bath, which has been tuned by one of the continuing elements, which is the NBA Neil Brown engineering tuning to ensure parity between the different engines. It's got new tyres with Pirelli tyres. And all of this is intense purpose. It's a new championship basically. It's a complete resetting of the championship. And it looked like Alex Dunn was in a walk away with it based on the first four races of the season. After those four races he had doubled the points of any other driver on the grid. And that is quite a sort of a martyr to lay down and show some dominance, but then all changed very quickly, had it slight gear shift problem in the second race at brands hatch. And then the third race that brands hatch was just a messy one. He was the latest driver to have trouble getting this new tacit car off the line. There's been quite a number of instances of drivers stalling or having terrible starts. And that point back in the pack and then he dropped a spin and then he had a contact with one of his teammates and it was just a messy race all around. And suddenly his lead has been dramatically cut, and it's not looking all quite. So dominant for him. But it's interesting because one of the new car is significantly faster than the old Miguel that was used. And it's far less forgiving than the old car. So any sort of slight mistake is has a negative impact. It does cross lap time across places. So whereas with the, if you sort of had a slight wobble, you've had to be able to correct it and get away with it. You can't in this car. It is a real sort of impressive piece of kit. And therefore, the talented drivers are shining through it. And it's done clearly, has got some talent to have won those three races. One of the appeals, I think. I know it's controversial, bringing so much change, obviously expense, et cetera, et cetera, to British F four, but some of the basic logic behind it, which was to bring it into line with the German and Italian F four series, which are generally regarded as the strongest championships at that level. Does that open the formula Ford festival fans? That's the level that this is equivalent to. Do you think do you fancy seeing maybe a bit of an end of season jamboree where we get the best runners in the various categories together? I'd love to see it. And do you know what? The obvious place to do it these days. I think would be Macau, assuming that Macau ever opens up again to the extent that we can have a proper international race without quarantine restrictions. Because these cars now look like a formula three car pretty much. They're not that much slower. And to I know we're going off in a tangent away from the toka package by saying all of this. But to have, for example, British versus German versus Italian F four as a shootout in Macau is what it used to be, whether you'd have the British and you'd have the German and the Italian and the Japanese formula three championships or getting together. Whereas before the pandemic hit, effectively, it was a non championship race for the people that had driven them all year in the European Championship, which wasn't really. I don't think what Barry blends hard work over all those years was all about. So yeah, I would love to see a proper F four shootout. My only sadness in this, no, actually the tournaments of sadness. One is that with us as Stephen says they are both engine, it completely breaks now that link to Ford, doesn't it? So we could just about tenuously cling on to F four in years past being a link to formula Ford that was on the toka package before that. Now we can't. The other slightly sad thing for me is that we don't have a full grid. And we don't have a full grid either. Away from the toka package in GB three. And we don't in GB four, which I know is new. But it therefore, I think, makes one start to question the demand for single seater racing. I'm sure championship promoters will tell me it's very expensive. But you look at the GT categories and they're doing really well on numbers and the single seater categories aren't doing. Quite so well. And should we now be concerned that it looks as though, looks as though. Drivers are thinking very early in their careers, against racing single seaters and concentrating on going the GT route. We're got three single seater categories there in the UK. None of which have full grids and none of which are exclusively filled by British drivers anyway. So you could argue the demand for British drivers to go into single seater racing is actually not that high anymore. That's another sadness to me. One of the reasons why I'm most important UK decided to take over the promotion the championship is they wanted to really put the spotlight back onto single seats here in the UK and you'd have to say I know we can't judge the success of that after two race weekends, but the early signs are that the grid numbers are basically what they were beforehand with a sort of age in which I wasn't perceived as being as good as the status used in Italy and Germany. So it's not suddenly transformed the categories fortunes and as we've seen with other new championships like the crowd captive introduced to trial. There is drivers out there that are prepared to spend money, perhaps not as much money, but still significant sums. So it is an interesting time. And what the answer is to that is a tricky one. When you can see how much the way the world.
"neil brown" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"There's a career to be made in a GT car, whether it's with Porsche, whether it's with other manufacturers, whether it's with individual teams. But they have realized that getting into GT racing early is a good thing. And therefore, we've been blessed for the last three or four seasons with the likes of Harry king, lorcan Hannah from will Martin, K and Joe is now Matty Graham's and other one. And the quality of racing has been very good because you've got these young guns all eager to succeed and to prove themselves in big powerful cars that they have precious little experience of. And the new car, 510 horsepower. It's a big beast, but it has been very, very well received. And quite often, if you think back over the previous 20 years of the championship, where Carrera cup struggled was the transition year, here's a new car because they didn't have both running simultaneously. This is the new car now. And grids would dip as people had to find the money to buy it. Well, no problem at the moment, in spite of everything that we've gone through and are going through in terms of the economy and outside factors. It's a full grid. With the championship now having settled on a pro, a pro am, and an am format. Good battles across all the classes. The cars look and sound stalling. And the quality of racing is perhaps, you know, these last three, four seasons better than it's ever been. It's hard to echo all those sentiments and certainly the number of young drivers in GT racing generally. I mean, I think there are probably more professional racing drivers in GT racing. These days than in any other branch of the sport, if you include all the various GT3 categories around the world. So it makes an awful lot of sense for these drives. Just looking at those top 5. So we've got Jewish in the lead of the championship. Obviously he's got British F four champion secrecy to background. Theo just in who's come through the Porsche challenge from last year, which was Porsche's little route in, which is nice. Adds a small that's done genetics. Will Martin is in his third third year. I think if Carrera cup and Matthew Graham has got well, he's done a little bit of everything actually. He's done single seat as GT's and crack up. So it's a nice mix. Steven, who's your one, David? Do you want to add something? Only to say, go a bit further down your championship table. And you get to set Morris. British GT champion, and he got as far as GP three. A relatively young gun. But again, he's an experienced driver. And somebody else that, as he gets familiar with the car, I suspect we'll be up in that mix as well. But it illustrates the type of driver that Carrera caps now appealing to. Yeah, absolutely. That has also reminded me of why, of course, Tim Harvey has worked so hard to get Dan came. Back into touring cars and helped him out so much because he wants to hold on to that wins record. So you get the insights here, but Steven. Was the star was the star at brown's actuals and in the damp conditions a second and a first. He's got the championship. He showed flashes of potential last year. We know that he's got some raw ability there. Is he the favorite? Or is it just too close too early to really tell at this stage? I think he is the favorite but only very very slightly because I think that the way he bounced back he had a difficult first race at donington park where he had a couple of clashes, one with Gus Burton for the lead and another one when he was trying to sort of fight back through the pack. So he didn't score in that first race. And he was back on the grid in the second race. But he stormed from 14th to 6th on the first lap at donington. And that is just an incredible achievement, really. And he was similarly brilliant off the line in bran's hatch as well. He didn't have the best qualifying session, and was instantly challenging at the front. And I think he's had the experience of coming into the championship last year. Watching the likes of Dan Kash Harry came north and Hannah Finn, and he's going to be tough to beat this year, but by no means is he going to have it on his own way, because we see how close and competitive it is. The perfect demonstration of that was the fact that the fastest lap point had to be shared at donington park, which was set to the same time to the thousandth of a second. I mean, how often does that happen? It's crazy how in competitive the championship is this year. And as David said, to get 25 cars on the grid, these aren't cheap cars. To get 25 on the grid, given everything that's going on at the moment, it's just incredible. And it tells you how well perceived the championship is at the moment that drives a queuing up and teams appearing up to get involved. And it's in a really good place at the moment. I do like the look of the car. So I'm a bit of a sucker for Porsches, but I think there are definitely a strong part of the package. But now one challenge that didn't look after the first four races, like it was going to have much of a chance you'd fight because we'd had the same winner in three of those four races. Another chance with the new car, British F four, there's a lot of new things about that, Steven, which will obviously you'll have to give us a quick quick run through. But Alex Dunn looked like this was going to be a runaway championship. And then it all failed to pieces a bit in the second and third races. So first of all, just talk us through the changes for formula four. And whether you think that that's just a blip for done or whether we actually will have a chance to find our hands. The changes, it's hard to say what has stayed the same really other than the fact that the championship is still on the British touring culture support package. It's got a new promoter in British governing body motor sport UK. It's got a new car in the tattoo, a new engine in the bath, which has been tuned by one of the continuing elements, which is the NBA Neil Brown.
"neil brown" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"And I think your third choice, perhaps as he got to shake the thruxton specialist tag. I know that we love thrust in, but you've got to win other places to be a championship contender, but he has one other places. Josh cook in the BTC Honda ended up with 5 wins and third in the championship. So I mean, he's got to be a championship contender over the next few years as well, hasn't he? He has. Could have been one this year, actually. Yeah, he's not just a thruxton specialist because if you look at what he did on the final weekend at the brand's Grand Prix circuit, he won two races. I think he was, I think he was 5th in the reverse grid race. And he scored more points that weekend than anybody else scored at any round anywhere this year. So brilliant season for him. Again, a little bit under the radar because he spent most of it seemed to spend most of it 5th in the championship and then kind of the perception was that he came on strong at the end of the year, but that's not really true. Well, for one thing, the two thrust and rounds earlier. But third year in the third year at BTC with the FK 8 civic slightly different this year because they're two year deal with dynamics had lapsed and they kind of went their own way and they put the toka swindon engine instead of the Neil Brown Honda. Which certainly didn't do them any harm because everyone knows how everyone knows that taker engine is very good. It's not lacking anything. And Josh cook is just a wonderful driver to watch. I really enjoy watching him in. He's also a very clean, fair racer. And he can also make moves and the package is all there for him to win the championship, but when he did win at thruxton in August, I remember talking to him there and he mentioned a couple of issues. They'd had, which had sort of set them back to in the year. And then you just have a look and saying, oh yeah, blimey, if not for that, then how many points would you have? There was a, he won the first two races at the opening round at thruxton and then it rained before race three and if you remember Josh took the start on slicks, but unfortunately the car was up on its jacks too late before the start, so he got a drive-through penalty. But he set a lap time on those slicks that was two seconds quicker than Jake hills lap time and Jake came within 5 seconds of winning the race. So you think, well, that was a, that was a bag full of points that went there. There was. A race at knock hill where there was a fuel pump failed early on when he was looking good for reverse a good reverse grid result. There was also that his exclusion at Silverstone after the second race that we came where he had that dramatic last lap fight with Rory butcher and finished second behind Rory, and then the car failed the ride height test and Joshua's convinced that it was because he'd run over the grass and curbs on the left hand side going into Brooklyn's trying to pass Rory. It later transpired that it wasn't actually that side of the car, it was a right front wishbone that the broken just think. Well, you know, there's there aren't really many places on the Silverstone national circuit where you would think you could break a right front, wishbone. It's not Silverstone national isn't renowned for its big curbs, is it? And someone who's been I think an exponent of that approach for many years is second on the list. And I couldn't decide whether he was second on my list or third behind Josh. That's Colin turkey. Sort of a less spectacular season from him than we've sometimes seen, made a couple of areas, but on the other hand, I think it's probably fair to say that the three series BMW run by that doesn't have a toker engine is probably rather more hamstrung by the regulations than some of the other cars it's up against. So I think Collins perhaps sometimes fighting with one arm tied behind his back. So yeah, you decided to put him second in the list in the end mark as well as that. Because I didn't really see any reason why he was only worse than last year or the year before or whatever. I just think that the struggles that they had were more a legacy of the tightening up of the pack as far as competitiveness is concerned. So. Everyone knows that little tweaks that have been made over the boost, et cetera over the years of usually being to try and dampen down the advantage of rear wheel drive cars or whatever. And it is difficult for those BMWs to get alongside on a straight and make an overtaking maneuver. When you see Colin at the front of the grid, he'll just drive away into the distance and do his use your Colin thing. Complete class act very, very smooth. But when that car is buried in the pack, it's very, very difficult to fight through and the perception is that he was driving the car to its absolute limit this year and that's possibly why there were a couple of little mistakes. I would say small arrows with high consequences. So there was the one at knock hill where he just had a little slip wide at the chicane on the final lap and actually something was straight through. To win on the last lap. And there was the one at donnington where he was chasing Rory butcher through the old hairpin. But absolutely on the limit, just hit the curb. Perhaps a tiny bit more than he had the previous lap and round the car went..
"neil brown" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Really look forward to talking to John summer of the new coach at Troy. He has worked there before. Of course, for those of you who don't know, coaches, background, he played it, Kentucky. And he also was a defensive coordinator at the university of Kentucky. And coach had is great to have you with us. Congratulations. I know it has to feel a little bit different coming back to troyes, the head coach. Yeah, it's a lot different. A lot of things have changed. There's a new football building here that I never step foot in until a week ago today. And a lot of improvements have been made. But definitely different a lot more a lot more to do as a head coach than as a coordinator a position coach, but really excited about the opportunity. You certainly were part of a great program at Kentucky under march dupes, your defense up there was really quite extraordinary. These are never easy decisions sometimes sitting at home think well that's easy just take the job. But what went into your thought process when you were finally made this offer? Yeah, I was in a place where I was very happy. I went say contempt, but I was in a place where I was not looking to leave. I loved working for Mark. He's an unbelievable head coach. Kentucky was mama mater, special place to me. And we were doing really good things, but we just finished 9 and three. Overall in 5 and three in the SEC and so possession of the second place in the SEC east, getting ready to go to the citrus bowl of January 1st bowl game for the second time in four years and so really, really happy with where we were was not looking to leave. But the opportunity to be a head coach and get the opportunity to set the culture and the calendar as you do as head coach, and then do it at a place that means so much to me and my family. We love this place. The last time we were here developed a lot of lifelong relationships and friendships that will be there forever. And so it's just one of those things that was right place right time, but we were really content very happy where we were now looking to leave the university of Kentucky. And coach, you know, this, of course, you worked there, but for people around the country I lived in Alabama a long time. Troy is a program rich in football tradition, championships and really legendary coaches. And it has had success even recently, obviously not that recently, but still when you were there the first time around, what can you do with this program that it's already been done before, but I know that there has to be a goal in mind that you are looking to take it. Yeah, Paul, you know, Troy is a place where football matters. And I don't know if you can say that about everybody in the group of 5. This place really cares about football being successful and we embrace that. In the 60s, they won an NAI national championship in the 80s they won two division two national championships in the 90s. They're in the FCS playoffs, almost every year. And then during the transition from FCS to FBS, beat mister be state year one in 2004, at Mississippi, have kind of become known as the giant killers. Beat Oklahoma state beat Missouri. My last year, we beat LSU at LSU on their homecoming. We got paid for it. And so there's been a lot of positive moments in joy football history. You referenced great coaches, Neil Brown, Larry blakeney, Chang gaily, and there's so many guys that have been the coaches here at Troy that have done a lot here and given to this place, but football is a huge part of this town, this university. You don't have to do much, but look out my window at my office here. You can see by the detail of the stadium and how nice the stadium is. It's not an afterthought. It's on the forefront. Where the front porch of this university. And you mentioned group of 5 and we're about to see history here in three weeks, three weeks from right this moment. Having played in coaching the SEC and other places, what is the path forward for a group of 5 teams, especially those at the upper Echelon like Troy. Yeah, so first and foremost, our vision for this program is to compete for conference championships. I think if you compete for conference championships, you're out year in year out. Then you're accomplishing a lot. And then you want to bust through that ceiling by winning all your games. And since it has been a great example of that, but there's been a lot of teams in this league, the last couple of years they've pushed that envelope as well. I think the sun belt is currently the stronger position that's ever been. Top to bottom in regards to teams that are playing high level football. So we want to win coverage. Championships want to sell out our stadium. We want to be in the top 25. We want to play in New Year's Day ball games. We're going to back down from the expectations of being highly successful here. Do we have a lot of work to do to get there? We do. We have a ton of work to do. But I'm about getting that work done and we're excited about doing everything we can to raise to a football to new heights. I'm not putting a staff together in recruiting as always the first on your list. But from a recruiting standpoint, we know what Kentucky looks to do and you were certainly considered among the premier recruiters there. What type of a footprint does Troy have? Yeah, so one thing I'll hit on put the staff together and recruit your important. I also think this state age, it's vital to recognize you have to recruit your own roster. And so to me, the most important players that are available in the country are the ones that are football team. And so we've got to make sure we got good relationships here at home first, but when it comes to recruiting and selecting our roster, we're going to win at home first. Alabama has great high school football, great players, great coaches. I'm a product of high school football in the state. And so we're going to be very detailed at home and went at home first. And then we'll also really be connected in the surrounding states of Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee. We're going to live in those states as well. And we'll supplement our roster here and there with transfers, but we're going to really focus it on recruiting high school players and developing them. I'm curious about the transfer portal, because a lot of critics of college football are really concerned about it. They are saying now that the top players, they go shopping. It's not a matter of recruiting. And you understand that, being in the SEC, but when it gets to Troy, where what do you do from that standpoint? Because you do need a couple of players to help boost where you are. Yeah, I think the first thing you do with your current roster, you have to have great relationships to make sure that you hold that roster together. And then I think as you go out into the transfer market, you're looking for pieces to add to supplement your roster. You're not trying to build the roster through transfers. You're trying to supplement needs that are obvious and holes that are very clear that you need to match a certain player with that hole. And guys are sometimes looking for a better situation than maybe where they are. So that's what we're going to do through the portal. I don't think it's a roster building mechanism. It's so supplementation mechanism. When you're in this part of the country and you were there under neo, how critical are the relationships with the alabamas and the auburns and other SEC schools? Because every once in a while, they do have a player that just doesn't work out. And I'm sure it helps. If you have good inns with those coaches. Yeah, I've got a relationship throughout the SEC, Alabama and auburn as well. And so I was on the phone with a couple guys in the SEC this morning just talking about some things they had going on and maybe talking about players too sometimes..
"neil brown" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Mathematical chance of winning the BTCC title. Laser tools racing ash Sutton is a favorite to lift the third ground heading into branch hatch with a 32 point lead over west side racing four time champion Colin turkleton. However, as history has shown us anything can happen in BTCC title deciders. We've accelerate motor sports Tom Ingram, motor based performances Jake hill and BTC racing's Josh cook all in with a shot of glory. I'm joined by autosports deputy editor and BTCC reporter Marcus Simmons and the voice of the BTCC on ITV four David Addison to discuss the key talking points heading into this weekend's championship showdown. How are you guys going? Good, looking forward to the weekend as well. There's nothing quite like championship finals day for touring cars. There's the Marcus. It's always a good day. I'm really looking forward to it. I only came back to covering BTCC last season after being away pretty much since the super touring era. And yeah, what a tremendous final round. It was. Although admittedly, I did watch most of them on TV or actually at the track as a spectator in the interim. And it's always a tremendous tremendous day. But Tom, I'm disappointed if David's the voice of the BTCC. Why he didn't call me the pen of the BTCC. We'll correct that in the intro, I'll call you the pen. We'll go with that. I guess and it's quite as it's always excited that we always these days it's always comes down to the wire. We've got 5 contenders and I guess we'll start with Josh cook who's in 5th place currently. He's had a much better season than last year had come by a win or a victory or luck last year, really. How do you think he's gone this year? I think he's gone really well. But I think I'm about to use a line that you can probably apply to the next four drivers that we'll get to in Qatari or the Josh including and then as the four inconsistent and to fast forward a bit, where are something season has been fantastic is that he has just kept racking up the points. Whereas you can point to good days for Josh and the others and bad days for Josh and the others. And the consistency for many of them just hasn't quite been there. You know, he's got the pace. And then, oh, a tiny little curb heart means that there's a damage car component and you fail a ride height test. And things like that go against you. And there are other people that have got hard luck stories as well. I think Josh has matured a lot. I think he's very fast. I think he's like all of these guys getting better season on season because they haven't peaked yet. I just wish that BTC had been able to be consistent at every round, both, if you like on track and in its practices, and that like I say is true of the other teams, I think. Do you feel that perhaps because BTC haven't been in a title fight before? That experience that you have when you're in one of those. Have they lacked that this year? Have they ever been in it? Going into the final round before. They're only really in it last year to try to win the independence, which fizzled away a little bit. If you remember, I think Rory butcher was it that last year, two years ago, two years ago, Rory butcher got ahead of them on finals down the Honda. So they've been not fighting for an outright. But they fought for the independence and had a few reliability dramas. But we saw that it wasn't quite going right on some weekends early on in the season. For example, snetterton, they struggled to deal with the weight that he carried from the opening round at thruxton. He had 66 kilos of ballast. It's been a little bit similar to last year, although last year, all the bad luck came early on in the season so he was never going to be a contender. This year, I've actually become a real fan of Josh cook with driving. I think he's got I think he's a tremendous talent. I marvel at the way he makes the front wheel drive car drift through fast corners. I think it's just absolutely superb. And little things have gone wrong over the course of the season without which he definitely be definitely up there in the hunt for the championship. But one thing I have been doing because it's quite difficult really to assess how drivers and teams are doing against each other. But I've been trying to put together some stats to see how people have been coping with the weight. At various times over the season. And if you look at the number of points, drivers have scored in race ones over a race weekend. Josh cookies app actually top of the table on 98 points. One ahead of Rory butcher on 97. And Josh, Josh has been carrying on average the fourth highest ballast over the season in race ones. Impressively, he has outscored Colin turkleton by ten points with a higher average ballast in race ones. So that shows you that they have been doing pretty well. Turkey turn in west sorry racing and the BMW complete benchmark of British touring car championship over over the donkeys years, really. And then second races he's sort of in the mix with everybody. It just falls down in third races and he's only got just over half the total of Colin turkleton and ash Sutton in the third race is a weekend. And that's where random things do tend to occur. You get caught up in a reverse grid midfield because you've had a top result in race two. Possibly there's been a bit of a bit of finger trouble at the team on a couple of occasions this year. A couple of other times he's been unlucky. Only one or two small things could have gone differently for him to be I wouldn't say leading the championship, but much more in contention for it. I go along with what you say Marcus about the weight from thruxton because he didn't get a single point in an attic until he really did struggle. And yet oddly, he didn't go there as the championship leader, even though he had those two wins. It was Jake hill that went there as the championship leader with his good consistent run at thruxton at the start of the season. So it makes me think there was something else going on, apart from just the weight and bear in mind as well in fairness to Josh, BTC had a bit of upheaval over the winter because it went from being Steve dodman and Bert Taylor to just Steve dodman. A little bit of change of personnel, new team manager has come in and Mickey sergeant. So maybe it took a little bit of time to gel. I wonder whether thrust them at the start of the year because Josh always goes well there. But almost masked, what was going on? He always seems to get a win at thruxton. So how much of that was down to the team coming out? Absolutely top of its game. And how much of that was down to Josh, almost hiding any deficiencies and working his magic again. Potentially, yeah, and there was another big change over the winter, of course, with them switching. So to the swindon toker engine, although I'm not really sure that that would make an Anthos performance difference compared to the regular Neil Brown tune Honda. I think the swindon engine is pretty strong, isn't it? So, yeah. But I think there could definitely be something in what you say. And also snetterton, they did admit is a track that they never enjoy. But you can't really in this championship you can't really have tracks that you don't enjoy, don't go well out. You've got to be on it for all ten rounds. It's true. It's true. I mean, one other thing to throw into this. And I agree what you say about Josh and his car control. He has become a far better driver than last year, the year before, but certainly go about 5 years. You know, when he was trying to cling on to a drive, there was limited budget and he was constantly not just in every race, but on every lap of every race. Trying to prove himself, and there were occasions where and we've seen this across lots of the young guns. It all got a bit desperate down to prove that they could hang on in there for 9th place or whatever it might.
"neil brown" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"And it sort of negates wanted the negatives as to why drivers were lupton's to come to the uk previously and wanted to go race On on gordon because some drivers wanted to do more european circuits so in this way they get the balance of still doing good tracks which teach drivers lot of by racing at olden park and brands. gp and even knock hill. Forget i mean. I raised three. And you know i. I learned a lot from driving it on because you have to. You have to learn to underdrive the car and underdog the front. Dan realize how you commit to the cubs and things like that and actually when you go driving there. It prepares you quite well when you go to sell kits like monaco or circuits like macau because you know the narrow and and the caused moving around in an unusual way so i think actually drive learn a lot from driving it the rangers circuit you have in the uk and the different weather going winter testing. Olen park yeah is not particularly appealing to the brazilian kid who's come over from sao paulo however the drivers who have got the motivation drive to succeed in f- one will stick it out and this is the benefit for me right. I've been through this process recently. And you know the fact that i'm the youngest board member at msu uk allows me this perspective. Where i can say look. I came from india and i went and stood the paddock and pembrey and hugged the deal. Because my hands were to call the drive the car but ultimately it's good prep for what the rest of your career throws at you coming back to it. I think the the onset on the car situation was that it gives it gives a multiple opportunities for the teams warriors. Yeah no definitely as you say. At the end of day. Bruce jeff wars all about being a learning category isn't it so many different opportunities that drivers can have whether the benefits have not here all the benefits of of spar two very different circuits. They've now those those options open to them. As we've talked about it it is also the the end of an era in the sense of fort. Bain major batter of uk motor sport. They've been around sporting single seaters back since the late nineteen sixties. When former ford was created and steph this is sort of defining moment it is an end of an era and they tributed so much to the sport over the years. And it's important to remember that at this point. Yes definitely as you say is is a you know they've been around for decades and you know launched the craze so many drivers up the single path to foam the will you know in this from the seventies basically to the end of the nineties fulmer fold in. The uk was probably the place to come for the drivers over time. You know having said that the times change as recruiting said you know folds world for the chance to carry on in some capacity Declined is a shy minute. Copy you know of a state you just how much they've helped drive But you know things things may It's important that you know we're not stuck in the past to some degree you know we do move with the times and you know we do could ways that we can precincts volume drivers coming a pincer single season. Hopefully you know on former self chef for is learning environment and one of the things that has said on. Several occasions is about wanting to make the best f. o. championship in in the world and in in terms of your perspective. What do you think needs to be done. What is the key to allowing that to be the case moving forward various metrics by which you measure that ultimately for me. What we have to do is create a championship which is able to give drivers the opportunity to climb up the ladder and be competitive in the same way that british f three was the place to come to. You know back in the day and if you look at the current formula one grade the grade of the last four or five years you'd look at how many drivers have come through racing in some form of formula in the uk versus. Let's say fifteen years ago it's much less go pretty much. Everybody came through here so former three is now willing to really establish the championship. You never got to the place. That and i don't think we should be looking at into glasses. But to hughes point will we can do is is highlight the fact that actually racing the uk. You've you good teams. you don't have to just be with prima or van assault to winning is not just want to teams. You can go with as we've seen this year in a full annan. A gb three five six seven teams. You can go with and and still compete to be on the podium in and win races. So you're not you know first of all as a driver you're under less pressure to try and get that big budget deal with the top team straightaway. I think we got a good good solid base of teams of great tracks as highlighted before. I think they've got a great range of clients. Range weather conditions delano. I think you know running on the tokyo. brings pressure. You know the you you learn to cope with the pressure racing from the crowds if the media life television which you don't have when you're racing italian championship thinks and one of the key things that we have really talked a lot about with the teams and you know i should highlight that one of the first things i did was with Ms uk to commission an independent report review across the full landscape in europe and Some independent engineers to go out and speak to all teams in europe and also in uk and draws a picture and one big issue that seemed to come up again again from drivers actually and driver. Managers was discrepancies in terms of engine. Performance In the italian and german championships. You know the the teams are talking about buying fifteen twenty engines. Aw dining them and choosing the best five for every race weekend. There's a huge amount of cost being spending into making show that they've all they've all got power unit that is able to deliver the performance performances. Everybody else and we looked at it. And and you know Spoke to all the teams in the uk and asked their opinion on what we can do because that becomes a a us for us right if we can create a championship in the uk which is creating more equal opportunity to be competitive than the championships. That's a usb for drivers and driver managers to come here and so we The teams hill highlight the fact that neil brown engineering of the last three years have done a great job with the ford engine And roger atlee and people got to create this The system of equivalency basically the the engines are equalized twice a year. They look at the data every weekend. And make sure that everyone stays within a very tight tolerances performance. And you don't really have these situations here in the uk championship where you have one of do 'cause which have significantly more power than the others which you know seems to be the case. Based on the information. I heard from drivers in driver managers and teams in fact in the championship. So we again putting systems in place for next year where ultra-technical in italy we'll be working with a uk bob now You know to make sure that aid. The pool of engines are here So logistically easier for the teams with brexit. And things like that. We want everything to be based in the uk and to welcome equalization so You know. I think this between the building blocks of good teams. Good drags you know. High-profile package and equalized you know performance. Full very strong. Usp's there for why drivers should be convenient hill in the in the championship. And i think finally you have to recognize that you know seven hundred ten formula one teams ended academies of based here in the uk. And that's the end of the benefit of always people like david and hugh and myself who've worked in f one is. We've only gone out there and engage with all of the teams and said look including people at ferrari by the way who on here and explained to them. These are uplands. Is the championship putting together. You know we'd like you to start placing drivers here in the uk again and stop looking at You know placing a young driver programs. Back into the uk championships. It made you know probably won't happen in two thousand twenty two because we need to reestablish and get a baseline left to set the new base knife of the championship. But now tonight it'll be great to have the red bull drivers mercedes dry but doesn't the rano juniors and people like that coming to celebrating the uk again which they haven't been doing for years yes absolutely and that's obviously one of the real targets moving forward isn't it to get create those links once again with the championship.
"neil brown" Discussed on SPORTS GOOFS
"He was lining up clinic. He was just go for gin. That's your guy you know. He went to florida state He's your authority till you other game. That caught my eye. It's not really the game itself. Because i hate moral victories. You and i both know this influence. There should be no moral victory. There's no there's no moral victories. I despise sorta stayed till ya. We took dave to overtime. And what good that did us. We there was a moral victory. Everybody who's saying for the browns. And never i can't. That's new do not the way they lost that. Game hound moral victory. that's the moral victory. The joosten teams last year. Where it was like. Oh exactly and that's why problem with the concept of a moral victory. Francisco's the ideas like the chiefs aren't bad last year. They went to the second round playoffs whereas this belief that there's a moral victory when is oppressive being advanced training. He's the this is the love letter of phantom that they this team. I think that the nfl fan base that is an eighteen thousand fan base. This is the media are they really are because the browse now. They have a new future homes. What plays no fear now. He's a stone cold killer he's new jackson. He's neil brown seriously. Go patrick mahomes surpass dan marino for the most past are sounds in a cubeys. I fifty starts. I mean it doesn't matter how far down they are they they just try et like they they will turn it on. They were literally turn it on emily. All right let's let's win the game now. You know all right. We don't have that first half of then boom. Because i was looking at game because i thought it was happening during the dolphins game. You know there were showing highlights in between am i. oh wow. The browns are up on the on the chiefs. Look at ballard. And they're doing the thing and then it's like second half started cheese. Put up ten points in third quarter Here we go here we go. Here's the here's the thing. And then they come back complete right there on the gap. They did it again. They did it again. This what did the teams last year teams. Just oh you know. We thought we had it in the first half and it's like no no just like the me you know noble. I think people just wanna hate kansas city to hate kansas city. Even though they were how the city could behavior. Boy i i actually. I don't find them very able to be honest. I think they'd say cleaning repeat teams. They don't just maybe because they're not my division might be. He'll tell the patriots as dolphins fan they tapped. Are you know and yeah oil. Questionable stuff with like tyreek hill. The players that they got on their team we get that. That's that's understandable. I don't know it just seems. I don't really hate them to be honest. A might change if the dolphins do make the playoffs. And we run into the chiefs but anyway might be the andy reid factor to just the he finally got his and it just seems our now he does. It doesn't seem like i could hate them to be honest at this point l. Something could happen. But the browns man the god man they they've They find a way to brown it. You know brown..
"neil brown" Discussed on Comeback Szn
"Do to ask down about the guy. I got paid himself going says. Oh yeah and then look. It's just ball sweat. They're saying it's a shame that that the boss what cercas uniform is fucking eiser. That's eiser so sick. That's good yeah. That's a good jersey. Who is this year's minnesota indiana. Casey did you say anybody. And she said pac twelve. The whole seems like university of texas to pick one and say oregon hate that. It was your answer. No i think they're going to be so average. I think we're just assuming casey thompson is gonna be good. I think that it's going to. It's getting all the hype surrounding. We'll both oh you anti dangerous. If they lose to arkansas too easily. They lose arkansas. We to the she's a sliding off cracker real quick. I can't believe in you miss this. What florida and ucf finally agree to play football. Yeah that's yes series. Good for you see. That's awesome two thousand seventeen national champs. See like i could see them going in well. Texas has opener is tricky tough. Yeah it's louisiana. Who's won ten games last two years. Then they got arkansas. Then eases up sure. Tcu atty you. October second. That's tough oklahoma. Oklahoma state at baylor iowa state west. Virginia i didn't i thought that their schedule was easier until like late october. They they could be five. No going into. Oh you or the obviously going to college and everybody texas texas texas could also very easily lose. Atiyah you lose at west. Virginia and you got home games. Neutral citing is oklahoma. Home game is oklahoma state. It's tough schedule for them. And first year head coach joanne. That was my gut reaction. This year's Minnesota or indiana. I was going to say arizona state so i guess i gotta take in arizona state all right so i have to to that i thought of as wildcards one. I didn't know that. I really really think but i think georgia is the class the sec florida's going to be. I don't really believe in florida this year so jumps up and gets that second spot. Who's able to go. Maybe ten to eleven and one vanderbilt kentucky is built very very well. Kentucky has probably the best defensive line in the country kentucky has. They're almost like a an also big ten team in the sec. Where they will run down your throat. They're going to run the football run. Run it. They got several good running backs. Leave rodriguez this year. They have just been a really good. They've been producing really great offense of lime in really good running backs for a while defensively. They're going to be tough. Tough minded under stoops. I think kentucky with florida they were able to catch florida. Not a whole lot on that schedule. That scared me. They got louisville. I feel like they could be a sneaky answer. And i every time i think kentucky is just like the fact that mark stoops mark stoops has never going to be they have to. They got the transfer from penn. State will who are they showing quarterback though they're having running back for quarterback can they transition to that kind of all. This is a running got to heathrow. Well on their schedule is pretty easy to start off. Lou monroe mizzou at home chattanooga south carolina on the road but then they go florida. Lsu where's the florida game at home. I think they can win that. You could make an argument that they'll go into the georgia game. october sixteenth. Seven out it would be one or seven is very doable. Georgia will just flat out. Dick drag them planes new. And i got one more more. Could be this year's minnesota indiana just based on how much i love the coach. He's eleven and eleven in two years But jared is back west. Virginia their entire defenses back. They got a good running back. They're they're ready to pop. Neil brown i think is really really good. I love neil brown. And i think this is the year he gets from that five hundred level up until like eight and four nine three and could challenge for even better in transitioning big twelve. So i love love kentucky. Those would be my two cooks. Could you look up at the end of october west. Virginia's five and kentucky six. And yeah that could happen now. I believe that for both them. All right who is this year's devante smith who is the wide receiver who finds himself on the heisman rings. There's the wide receiver. That makes the eye-popping place. Who's the wide receiver that stands out above the rest. Certainly it was devante smith last year. Marchesi year before that one year was Oklahoma guy cd lamb is it. Just an smith actually won the heisman. Hollywood brown that two years more three or four years ago Cd-rom was two years ago. So there you go who. Who is this year's devante smith a wide receiver who you look up and could be in that heisman race in january and december. Excuse me Heisman high profile wando robinson. The nebraska kentucky. There's been a lot more better sp- special on schools positions transfers. Anybody's stick to your jump to your mind guys. I got a couple of. I will lead off because i brought this david bell. Chris chris alavi will be high profile. Yeah that's never said. I never said this. Avantis smith got like the best guy wasn't high profile wilson. Chris lobby like one of those chris alive as a great chris. Alavi him returning. I think he's just an incredible receiver. I think he could be in the mix and then justin ross returning to clemson. After a year off a year away from injury outstandingly talented now in his fourth year of college. I believe justin. Ross is somebody could pop off david. Bell purdue as well yeah trail on burks. But it's arkansas. So he won't be in the back quarterback backward back who does have a good quarterback that from a school year just talking about. I mean we could see marvin mims really become into that conversation and then i mean who knows if bryce runs that. Good john michie. He's in what is thirty year and he's he's not bad either gilbert. I just don't believe. I don't believe i guy that committed nine people nine teams and then he's a five star. Everything are gilbert has just a legend because of his of how good he wasn't high school at lsu he was just kinda there then. Transfers to florida then transfers to georgia. He wasted true rat like do. I believe in georgia's offense to pop a tight end off as the best player. No i don't think so. Plus i got down in washington and was also five-star freshman tight end. I don't understand why kirby just tastes guys just to take them. I just i don't see the v the A guy that we were talking about earlier. I was with michael panics. Tie frugal who was especially against ohio. State in that ohio state game was raise you is. He had like four touchdowns in that game three touchdowns. I just wanted to be that good. I think you guys are a little low in indiana. But i like minnesota in the sense that they're popping off that ran they're popping off one year and then the next year they kind of fall. I thought you were going different direction. But jakaria robins robertson for wake forest. He's been high on all receivers goes great. Receiver penn state has great receiver. A datsun thank you very much. David purdue great receivers all over potato. lsu so justin ross. That's the best combination tire. Sha car on boise. State's really good shaker. Whatever oh any this year's lsu slash penn state who is the top ten team coming in top ten top fifteen team coming.
"neil brown" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
"Then does that mean that the cincinnati's in the coastal carolina's maybe the byu's have a better chance because there's only three time to separate from their or we assume s going to be five probably from one four from one three from the other and it's just going to be status quo in this whole like cincy could try to leave. The whatever they were like the mountain west could try to pick up some of these big twelve teams that are left over to try to strengthen them. There's a bunch of different options. It's going to be exciting to see what happens all right. So let's say west virginia bales. Okay okay neil brown. I trust the climb. But i don't think we're going to be flying all that fucking wait for this oklahoma. I mean what texas and oklahoma or the big marquee people in their west virginia as well obviously and i hate to break it to anybody else in the big twelve who has a great fan base. Okay i understand that. A guy little respect for that but texas and oklahoma leaving is a fucking massive massive shot across the bow credibility. I mean i hate to say. Because i'm in the big twelve at this point with west. Virginia never played them in there the credibility now. The big twelve is going to be called into question immediately. Kicked were their contracts up at the same time. Can people just leave conferences. Whenever they want in if their contracts are up at the same time. How did they let that happen. That those would be up at the same time. That's like kind of structuring. The future of your business or company can't have that happen. I can't have those to potentially be up at the same time. Like he's west. Virginia locked in. Can we potentially bail before the season starts to could be like a blake griffin situation. Where they're going to pay their way up and the longhorn network they don't give a damn see network doesn't give a damn. They got money for days. Down there in the sec. Go ahead signed boy. That is a good point though. Because i don't know that you would think that this is going to be wrapped up in some sort of legalese for a long time. Like when it said like oh. This is basically already done that. That was very nowhere. And they said they'd been working on it for six months kind of behind the scenes and everything but you would think yeah that these contracts run through because with like you're saying without oklahoma and texas like the big twelve isn't a power conference anymore it really is no i in oklahoma has won six straight okay in oklahoma has been the only representative of the big twelve in the college playoff. So i mean this is quite a from a football on field perspective especially with that freshman quarterback is now going to be a sophomore lincoln riley sticking around turning down a lot of other jobs to stay there obviously. Football is your affected by glow texas. Texas all right and they. They've won games but they have been a massive disappointment. So football wise definitely affected. But just like the tex- i don't they they're never not a sellout sell out long. Oklahoma that is that prime time games are texas and oklahoma are going to get a lot more opportunities because of how big their fan bases. I mean it is not just on the field a massive massive kick to the baby maker but also off the field with aura presence in business. It's us. this is a massive ordeal. Did west virginia know about this beforehand or or horns flying back harder than ever. You sound bitches ruin the big twelve. Were stuck here for four more years and teams are failing left and right is that what's gonna happen here. Or how do they rebuild this from. Espn they reported thursday. That both texas and.
"neil brown" Discussed on Hollywood Real
"It's a duty and honor and a privilege especially with this the on this show on seal team Which are representing such hard working individuals. Who don't get recognition points they. I'm getting recognized for all this stuff. And i add shot by you know But i thankful that they recognize the care more character more so than anything. I think that's one of the clues to your success. Is that as you described. You're not doing this for yourself. You're not doing this for neil. You're you're you're doing this for other people. There's a value proposition. You're you're you're putting out there so when you think about it in that way in that i'm not trying to sell anybody or anything or get a paycheck be famous. What i'm trying to do primarily is to affect people inspire people in a positive way absolutely and when you give i in the universe returns it doesn't it does it. Does i mean. I mean that's that's my experience in in look part of it is selfish. Because i liked to help people. I liked to among numerous wife. Said you gotta stop being a people pleaser. And i'm like i'm not pleasing people. I'm giving some person with. They needed that moment. Maybe they just needed to be pissed off at somebody and i did it all. It was so angry but then that was cool because they didn't take it out. You get the the Water cooler talk about the episode or about the character. I just think that's so cool So part of it is a little selfish. Because i do like the joy that or the anger would have whatever it is. I like that effect that people have it gets. That does get me going as well but i am doing it for a reason because i want them to To have that that time to experience art you know some people look at pains on some people at the movies and tv shows Moving art now. But i i don't i don't think what i'm doing some grand thing or what have you but i do see how it touches. People ought to do as your art beautiful. I'm try what's the most difficult decision you've ever had to make to achieve the type of wealth that you have today Made a conscious decision. What my wife in that we we were having a rough go of it. We kinda like right before straight outta compton. We had to get help from sag. After a way to from the after fund in the sag fund to pay our bill because everything was gone And i talked to. Her was just lean times or did some event happen dom a lot of stuff happened. There was sickness family that we helped so many people that we were just broken. We'd given away all all we could give had nothing and then the work had dried up and we had to make a decision and then there were other things going on family stuff especially on which. He's so much better. now. Thank god But it was really rough time and You know we had given ourselves all these moments says okay. If we get to this point. Something's going to change. And i talked to my wife and i said hey i'm gonna have to be selfish for six months. I'm going to have to be all about me. It's gonna look like i don't care about nobody in the house has got. I'm just putting in extreme amounts of work into getting myself to be the best version of myself that i can be for this house And i think. And i believe that it's the what's going to happen is i'm gonna get a lot of work from it. S- cussing crazy but a think it's going to work and she made an agreement would mean she's like seven to be here. But i'm not going to be here but the kids were like seventeen sixteen and six six five and She agreed she says okay and she says she's going to back me up. I usually. I'm gonna need you to realize like that but i'm gonna be gone early back late and just even when i'm here i'm going to be studying and grinding and working and we did that. Everything had to be from me at that point because my diet changed everything changed. She had to catch up with it and i said and if it doesn't work who drive on different but i have to adapt essential sense of selfishness for a little while to make the best product possible so that other people all that will won't any excuse was i leave those rooms and we did that and i guess we gotta permit and then the next move and then the next movie next movie and then i was able to be there and be like i said okay it works it actually worked and i just started looking like this and then i dropped that self That selfishness crab. And i was like okay. Now you need time everybody together. We all the time But that was a difficult decision. Because i love my family a death and i don't like being absent. That's my peace. That's my joy my dad. Excuse me he raised me that way. All of this means anything. Your family is what matters is like being there for them loving them raising them the right way raising each other. So that was a very difficult choice to maine and it was very hard But my wife's a tough chip and mike is awesome but it paid off pays dividends. Now i can be there and be available all the time. Management is berhard. Tell me what did that process look like though like for somebody else in that position. They really need to hit it hard. What is that look like. Because he said oh can be all about myself. And i just to go all in not could be very available. There are a lot of people maybe in that position. Maybe do have those home responsibilities. He'd been maybe not. There are a little bit more fortunate because they've got more more time to spend on themselves. What did that process. Look like if you could break them down into step one two three. How did you -ccomplish that i I started with a fast I fasted and prayed for a lot of different stuff. And i fasted and prayed for thirty days i would get up and have an hour of prayer and bible study every morning. Our pro study at night Use meditation whatever. What have you. But i would get up at about four thirty in the morning. Four four thirty in the morning. And that would have that time. And i wouldn't speak to anyone until i talked to god until i got myself into a mental place where the things that would come out of my mouth. Were worthy of being heard. And i became very selective about what came out of my mouth In the way. I spoke to people sort of came very quiet. I'm so funny. People know me as a person that he talked a lot. Oh he's always been very quiet So that part was a for a physical transformation and And mental or fasting..
"neil brown" Discussed on Hollywood Real
"Able to a take one step at a time. And and to be consistent and consistent action will breed success for me So he wanted me to be able to take some of this energy that was like guy and to focus in holland. So i would be able to handle myself and mentally physically emotionally and spiritually. Were you student. Not until i was in high school i was. I was in a gifted class when i was young but i was really bad kid. I'd like to fight. I was angry. A little kicked out of school. Teachers are waiting for with begging to kick me out anything they could find like. Oh well he didn't dutt this. I and cross this day. So he's gotta go. They really didn't want me around wild And something clicked in high school and the told my parents had very high q. In this as very smart. He's just bored and rambunctious. What do you think it is like. Clinton i had a teacher. I had a teacher. I was in middle school south. Middle school in orlando florida and this one teacher. English teacher We had this test that we took this test and they had this kid who was a mensa student Who's the smartest kid in school. And we all took the tests and for whatever reason. I decided to take the test for real because i was like. Oh well that day. I just felt like it was really hard. Like pulling teeth to get me to do my work and the answer is everything i i gotta take my hand in mind who wants to do that That day decide to take the test. And i walked into class Months later however long it was that they finish graham and how starting to walk in my class and yelling at people like normally do walking through the hall you this social butterfly and i started walking and then the woman grab ass slammed up against the door. She's really tiny lady. She slammed up against the door. I was like what. What what i what i do because i know i did something. Because that's what. I did things and she pointed me. Put me in. The jesse. Says i wanna know why the bad kid in the class. The one who does no work has the highest scores in this school. Because i had hired. Everybody thought i did something like cheated or something because it was higher than the the mensa kid. And so she pumping chest Like you are done. You are not going to sit in my class and not working more. You'd are you the smart. And then i don't know what you're saying. Maybe i cheated. No you didn't know you didn't i know you. I know i knew this new this spot you and From then on she was really rough on me and made sure that i was doing the work. And you know prove it to the faculty and everybody that i didn't cheat. It was not cheat on the tests. It was just that was what she feared a smart kid who just didn't like to work so she made sure. I was putting a program when i went to my high school. That let kids high cues kids. That were in danger of dropping out which was never gonna drop out. My dad killing My mom for them. But the where. I could like kind of go at my own pace and i started that year went up in weight class and fighting and started lifting weights and i just started clicked about structure about Being consistent and i just applied it all to school to my to my a like woodside's karate all that i applied to my life. And i just started working like a demon and got this. Got all my credits. Barry early because it was just blazing through the stuff And then started going to college. When i was fifteen in high school courses and then i was dueling role That teachers probably was the catalyst for for all of that. And i just wanted to see. My parents were like so happy and they just couldn't believe it like a fs and had four point of the flu. Four point four but then it went down like a three point nine because that fell off. When i found my girlfriend and my wife now i stopped going to school for a while. All the ad is all i want. But yeah that was the catalyst for for me. Getting that click. Unlike you know. I can do this. Why not anything worth doing is worth doing right and worth working hard at sometimes. It just takes some to believe in you and be a role model point you in the right direction and you know it's just just a little at the right time. It was just the right day for me to hear it. It was you know. God intended for me to take that test the right way one just that one test sit and perfect by any means after that i still around bunks us little gregarious. Little child but I did apply myself and it was much better being that way. That was the way it was before. So do you take that same work. Work ethic into your work. Today i do. I do even more so even more so than i even with my acting career. The i was in school before that moment some of that happened for me in the middle of acting career and it was just something clicked. One day i decided to apply my prayer life in my meditation life. My mars life. I applied at all to my acting. Just been working steadily ever since just tastes consistent action and you know you just got to be ready when you get minutes. You know riding the bench and you know but it's the play offs and you've been around the whole time and all of a sudden somebody twist an ankle you got them in half getting there. What you're going to do in that many and a half you. oh i haven't played. I don't know what i'm doing now. You gotta go in there. Get a few steals. Get a bucket. You get an assist bone and then maybe get three minutes the next time four minutes. Maybe you start. You know just to make sure that your talent doesn't get you somewhere that you care to can't keep you so i think all of this was character-building stuff all the time. So that when. I got to this place that would be prepared so that i could a better for the people around me. Needed me will is an actor. And you've got your onscreen role persona in the off screen and we were talking earlier about how you were so conscious and aware of how that all How they tied together. I come from the school of The less you know about me as a person the more apt you are the easier. It is for you to believe the character that i play because you have. You have no no other foundation of belief that which i'm doing on the screen so you can really immerse yourself in that character and believe that whoever i'm playing that guy's a button or whether he's a really great guy or whether he's the funny guy or whatever have you. You're able to believe that. And get what i feel. You need from that character.
"neil brown" Discussed on Hollywood Real
"Thanks for coming on. Thanks for having. But first of all big fantasy team It's an incredible show and you portray it so well thank you thank you tell me something. How are you most like your character. I'd like to think that i was his thoughtful. Is i'm very similar With my wife and my my kids in my mother the way he the way he is his faith of course in his the sense of just getting things done you know kind of drowning out the noise and just doing thing by doing things by the numbers. I've imparted a lot. You know part of myself onto him like that. Are you involved with the military outside of the show. Though my dad was a marine my uncles everybody was in the military muslim vietnam era. Nominate got out I was in rotc as a kid. i've done tons of military movies. Been through like fourteen weeks of boot camp altogether for various films and just kind of always been around. You know help out certain organizations that we work with seal team as well as like. I'm on my own private part my life but i try to donate what i can do. I can Because they're like our ultimate servants. That's amazing i heard that When you were younger you actually had ambitions of becoming a navy seal. I did own apartment. Is you've got to join the navy. Shout out to the navy. I just couldn't imagine being on the water all anti I love to swim but and when you get out there. It's it's tragic spaceman order but Yeah i was in. Rotc junior rotc. A air force reserves reserve trae core as a key for four years Studied aerospace and aeronautic engineering was in high school And it was on a scholarship to west point everything i thought i was really going to go to the military and It just wasn't in the cards for me. Wife got pregnant my girlfriend at the time and we a different path. She was going to join the military as well as air force she went down to maps and everything and showed a. I'm pregnant okay. We can't go now. So yeah. I've been It's always been around my life Because my dad's marine raised me very militant household a free household. My mom was the winds. Like live your life and my dad was like do this by the numbers. So i had i think feels the perfect brain. How did your parents feel about you going into the military. Did they want you to it. My dad did. My dad sees a vietnam era marine. And he said there's no place for black man son at that time But then he didn't want he thought i was smarter than that and he didn't want me to be a greenwich. If i was gonna go join the military than i had to be an officer. That was his one rule and eat just saw how much that's one thing about me and Ray period has the same raise. has ocd a lot of people don't realize he's always together because he has ocd and As a kid you know. Once i started putting on that uniform on my increases had to be sharpened to cut cheese with you know in my room had to be squared away and and everything so my dad's saw that love that i have for following directions and and doing things by the numbers so he knew he couldn't stop me from when to join the military but i think he always knew that something else was gonna happen. Did you have brothers and sisters yet. I have my sister my older sister and my brother Who passed away. My mom had my mom had to be signs and then my My father had another son From both from previous marriages All passed away. So all i had was my sister My sister kalandria brown was nine years older than me Who used to beat up on to beat up on. She's for water on my head. She was She thought i was spoiled. So she was worthless to me but She's one of the best people i've ever met. No so we're really close. And that's great. Did she ever take to this military way. No no no. She was a bookworm. Super smart you know in my brother spencer. He didn't he didn't pass away until he was like thirty He was a big musician. Guy so i also get really into books like my sister and start playing music like my brother. Kind of honor him but No she was not a big military person she no not not even the slightest She's always reading archie comics. Got it okay. So your love for this structure of military were your inclination to a. I should say Is is that something that your dad trained into you or did that come naturally because euro cd my dad imparted. A lot of that. Too on me is she showed the value it. My dad is the greatest person i've ever known. He's my hero and he he would always he's spoken like parables he'd speaks in parables. Like jesus you know the way he would explain things just kind of blew my mind very common sense type person but he's always very episode. You know commonsense. it's not very common. But the way he taught me It showed me the value in structure And i guess he saw those things in me. He's he saw. The kind of germany's are kind of like the wild side and then on the other side of me fighting to to put everything in a box and he wanted to teach me that Certain things belong to box or something things outside of it. But i have the foundation of know how to put things in the box and then you can color outside the lines. Got it after you understand what the colors are. And what do you have. In the box. So yeah i think he imparted a lot of that imparted a lot of that in me as well as my mother. She loves cleanliness. She hates filth But both of them kinda tag team be arrays. My parents were being raised by malcolm. X martin luther king junior my dad i was being malcolm l. Melito as baas and my mom being very much martin luther king junior sweeter kind you know so both very strong very strong personalities and since values yeah right one hundred percent. So how'd you get involved in martial arts. Because i know that you've got some extensive martial arts tracy I am as my dad. My dad He my mom is well but my dad came up in a rough neighborhood. Now's a short little bright skin kid with long curly hair. He wanted me to be able to handle myself and then he saw i really liked. But he always had me watching bruce lee movies and chuck norris and all that and he saw him which i liked it. Not run around and kicking and stuff. He just always wanted me to have training in my life. I mean those four or five years old running. Teach me the value of physical Physical work early on and learning how to to be able to do To be.
"neil brown" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"A little elbow bump with Army head coach Jeff Monken a three point victory for West Virginia really at the end of the game, the defense was come up came up big for him, and that was the story for them all season you they give up 21 points in this game, they were allowing 20 points per game coming in and, as most would guess. That's a pretty significant accomplishment when you're playing almost all your games and against Big 12 competition, no 20 points per game lead that league and scoring defense and their defense got some big stops when they needed him here in the second half. Austin Kendall came into this game trailing by 11. A guy would only thrown six passes all season and leads the Mountaineers to an AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory. Four lead changes a great game, everything you would want on a New year's Eve ball game, and you know in baseball managers are often judged by When do you make the pitching change? You know, they make it at the right time. Do you go to the right guy, and this is kind of like that. The decision to start the second half of your backup quarterback and it pale. It paid off for Neil Brown, even though it was a guy who had not seen a lot of reps this year. Was a guy who was very highly recruited out of high school, you know, signed with Oklahoma, as you mentioned and way knew he had a lot of talent. And this was maybe the biggest moment of his career. No doubt about it. Well, Army gave everything they could remember they were missing multiple starters. The Black Knights fall Just short. The final score one more time. West Virginia 24 Army 21, The Mountaineers The 2020 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Championship are terrific. ESPN radio crew My partner, Brad Edwards, Air producer Beth Favor spotter Eric Merlin, statistician Ed's Feta. I'm J Altar, saying so long well from the Bristol Studios, but virtually from Memphis, Tennessee. Now you're in for a treat. Here on the exclusive home of the college football playoff, ESPN radio. Let's go back to Kevin Winter for the postgame show. Yeah, I met a great job tonight. Wanted a heck of a game, did not expect to see that coming in the second half. But what a great game between army in West Virginia and outstanding second half you guys touched on it. West Virginia able to get it done with the backup quarterback Army. Coming into the record of nine and to remember the story coming into the game was that Army was not in a bowl game until Tennessee bowed out on the Black knight to the Hudson. They made it worthwhile college football on ESPN Radio's been presented by auto zone free battery testing free battery charging proven tough battery selection. That's it makes AutoZone your battery solution where help is always in stock.