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The Paul Finebaum Show

36:57 min | 1 year ago

The Paul Finebaum Show

"Is Our number three of the Paul Finebaum. Show you know the Paul Finebaum show hosting it. It's a marathon not a spread drew four hours. You know we only due to our show two hours you just kind of fly through four hours you you gotta be ready but that's what Taylor Hicks does for. You get said energy going. That's right we can do eight hours of Taylor. Hicks makes it to where everything is is exciting now for those of you and by the way eight five five to four to seven to eight five gives us a shout. Here's what we've done so far. I've ranked for you the S._E._C. coaching jobs and they the rankings were definitive Alabama one Florida to Georgia three am four and l._S._U.. Five Auburn six Tennessee Kim we've also we talked mainly as we've talked about how excited we are talking about the L._S._U.. Locker Room and I got a little hit for you on the next segment we haven't l._S._U.. Locker Room guest like an expert like a guest the locker room. I don't know I don't know if he went to school for it but he somebody who knows a lot about these l._S._U.. Locker rooms that are sweeping the nation like audio video systems. I think just about all of it you know. He knows he knows what's happening. He knows why there and he knows how excited they are and then we also had arguably the dumbest call in a long in a long time in Finebaum history when gator man rock said that <hes> he remembered and insisted did he remembered when Tim tebow played against Lauren's first of all he insisted he knows more about Florida than anyone out there and then did she say the tip devote played in nineteen ninety something which wasn't exactly right. I think Florida fans their heads. Were exploding during knowing that we we should mentioned before I go to the phones Drouin. I been difficult few weeks because we were very good friends with jared lorenzen Jerry Lorenzen who <music> I'm sure everybody here listening knows remembered when he was the quarterback at Kentucky probably one of those sort of S._e._C. Cult Heroes of football and drew and I did have done radio with him for five years. Jared has co-hosted Finebaum with me. Jared has said in that chair with me before when I've done this over the years he loved this show. He finebaum drove him crazy sometimes so he would he would be listening listening to Finebaum sometimes get frustrated something Paul said and then text me go tell Paul said and then whatever it was it was on his mind but I wanted to say on this show. Jerry Lawrenson was one of the best people that that I've known and and the outpouring of support that has come from Kentucky but honestly from all over the S._e._C. and all over the country has been unbelievable and we're we're we we've been in touch with his family and his family has been just overwhelmed with how throughout throughout the S._e._C. people have reached out to that family to talk about how much watching Jared Lorenzen meant to him how much they liked him and I just want to say to all the people who have done that how much that Mitt to his family to his friends to us US jared was a great dude and we will miss him. Drew a lot and everyone listening probably didn't know a lot about Kentucky football until re recently but they knew Gerald Lauren's if they did his teams were great aid but when Jared Lorenzen was on T._v.. You're watching hand to watch football. Yes you did and he he would've loved gator man rock thinking he played against Tibo as a matter of fact he would've called in and talked about how badly he had beaten condemn. What is this GonNa win? They played he was just rolled with it and it would have enjoyed it and we will miss him but I do want to say to Paul Finebaum reached out and all this audience you guys were very kind and wonderful <hes> after his passing so let's see who's up I <hes> you're GonNa have to move the thing Spencer. Spencer puts his see. I have a screen again. This is behind the scenes. I have a screen that I see where it is essentially Spencer's computer and when he is not not having Russian bots put up ads for it you shouldn't go to he blocks the phone thing and then I don't know who's on but he does give insight like people are excited about the star of the College College football season and that is because it's around the corner. It's just around the corner. That's why Spencer who is Jimmy is edge ACOG. Oh Jimmy. How are you mad cow to say something about gator men rock? I mean if you're just coast of Florida fan at the minimal level. You have gotten to know the timeframe at least which there three heisman trophy winners played aid or the timeframe of your national championships like every team every fan of a team. Jimmy should be able to rattle off without hesitation the years they won the title well what got me about your conversation was when it was obvious he did not know that Tibo play from two thousand six two thousand ninety goes what does it matter matters played on to Florida's three national championship things yes he did and was I I would. Wouldn't you say I think I think he is definitively the most famous whether he's the best is a different conversation although he might be but he's certainly the most famous and or or popular player in Florida history well. He was a fabulous college football player. WHO's and in fact people tend to forget his freshman year? Two thousand six Chris leak was the starter but against Tennessee in a critical game in Knoxville he came in <hes> and <hes> as the put the cone out of the wildcat guy he made to or converted two or three just this critical for short situations on a couple of key drives that were critical in that win in Tennessee and get back all year long anytime he would come in. He was always affecting somebody said well. They also want it ninety seven. They did not want it ninety seven that was the year that <hes> Tim one as a sophomore they lost four five games and then his <hes> then then in two thousand eight was his junior two years when they won the national tile the one which he was starting quarterback they beat Oklahoma and then in two thousand nine they were hoping to win three out of four but then Alabama beat them in the S._E._C.. Championship game which always brings the facts. I always look forward to to talk to you. Hey everything going good for you yeah going well. It's a matter of fact I'm driving down toward you kinda today. I'm between Indian Cincinnati Right now taking my daughter down to see my mom before school starts right. How good tell everybody cincy? I said Hi nice talking to you Jimmy. Thank you very much to Daniel in Charleston Daniel. How are you doing good and I update 'em in rock because I remember that Lorenzen Tibo cocaine chemo came in for saying Matthews the day where at four touchdown we're good memories? You're exactly right. Now's a good game but anyway I wanNA <hes>. I wanted to argue for Georgia being the best job all right <hes> D._C.. And the reason I think so. I think that I feel like you're overvaluing winning because at Georgia you know if you take over for say that if you're not in the playoffs in the first three years you could be but in your job you don't have to make the playoff playoff every year to stay to be there for ten years as Smart Rick so I think that job stability Georgia and then I just think Georgia's a better state than Alabama. I'd rather live in Georgia period okay. There's there's some validity to the comment of expectations expectations but you know I okay so maybe you make a disappointed about Alabama but don't you think Florida's a better job. I mean Florida. It's even crazier than planned lane it. Well let me tell you and it'd be clear year. Fans are crazy too. I hope you realize that okay. I'm not a Georgia paint on the South Carolina saying the job I would take as south. I'm Carol. How about the baseball scholarships real quick? I mean let me ask you a question. This is a conversation. It's not just a monologue okay. You're you're South Carolina Fan. Do you agree with me if must sample loses to Kentucky this year. You gotTa Fire Him. That's a hard one for me. I mean people do I mean Steve. spurrier left us in shambles and <hes> most fan really did a good job trying to bring us back and just this season schedule is so ridiculous. I almost WANNA give him one more year but at the same time you get a I'm on the fence about that one. I will say what would happen IF WE LOSE TO KENTUCKY BILL WE JUMP UP and we beat somebody like an A._M.. Or One of those teams in an upset you know could very well happen so Carolina. Carolina tends to lose an easy game every year and win one. They shouldn't every year so you know that that's a fair pulling all right. What was your baseball point real? Quick Baseball Point was that <hes> do they need more than point six dollars. <hes> added where those partial scholarships come into play is they will pair those with academic scholarship with the players that have them so they will still get a free ride and they'll use the full rides tied for the players that don't have that benefit and then you're going private college though for some other kind of money at you so there's a lot more players that are getting to go to school for free than the number of scholarships that you here because they play all all the other potential scholarships in that too. They're just not labeled as athletic. It's not very very poignant. You'll be very good point. Appreciate the call. Have you seen by the way drew. They're showing on television. The Britain has a new prime minister. Did you know that I did have you ever seen his hair phenomenal hair like let's just a blonde wig that sits up on like it looked like I look I'm not making any comment about his abilities or not as prime minister but his hair air I mean that look look at here like he looks like a little like look at that hair. It looks like when the kid takes the scissors and has his own hair and mom funds and that's what happened and then why not trim it a little like that guy. Can you imagine that guy. I spent a lot of my afternoon watching videos of him trying to play sports. Oh He's really bad it's board now good but I give him credit. He still plays them yeah but that hair that hair would would disqualify him for me and I didn't expect the name Boris position. You'll see a lot of bores. What's the most famous American Boris you've got all right? So who were the bosses we Yeltsin Becker who else and now Boris Johnson. If you have a famous that is not Yeltsin Becker or Johnson. Let us know eight five five to four to seven Amadu. We'll take a break. It's Paul Geico presents aches another voicemail from your roommate shepherd's Pie. I in the basement completely flooded anyway. I call for someone to fix it but in the meantime I was thinking we finally have that indoor fool Friday we will always wanted. I got him coolest. Things already. Go and could you pick up some chips on your home later. The GEICO Insurance Agency could help keep your personal property protected like if you'll roommate isn't the brightest pool float in the flooded basement visit GEICO DOT COM to see how easy it is to switch and save on Renter's insurance. It's the Paul Finebaum show eight five five to four to seven to eight five. If you've been watching anything on television or on the Internet you know there is nothing being talked about more drew the Franklin then the locker room at l._S._U.. It's the big news in the S._E._C.. It's the big news it's the perfect combination of a weird story viral video and nothing else going on and one of the people who knows the most about is brooks could be who's with the advocate Brooks how are you. I'm doing good man. How about yourself good so tell me why everyone's freaking out about this locker room? Why is it the next big thing in college athletics? Well I mean it's it's that's impressive. I mean if you look at it it just from pictures. It looks like it's out of space show so I mean it's it's. It's got sleeping ponds which I mean you got. You got if you look at some of the videos and L._S._U.. Football's released a lot of it on twitter they they've basically built these locker rooms off of plans. They made off of like first class seats in airplanes so it's basically you pull it out and you can sleep it and you plug in your helmet up top. They've got centers inside and stuff like that and you can you can <hes> it's got a place where to put an IPAD into study film and whatnot it just it just looks pretty remarkable <hes> if cost twenty eight million dollars for them to do and it also includes a whole bunch of stuff throughout the <hes> the place there's a whole nutrition center with a bunch of cafeteria stuff and <hes> some some sort of kind of game rooms and stuff. We're we're doing a they're gonNA do a tour for the media tomorrow. So be my first time to go. Take a look at it myself and we'll have a lot of <hes> chances to take pictures and videos and see it for ourselves and see just what it's like but there's been a lot of a lot of talk about it for <hes> being a pretty ten week here and and <hes> in sports so I mean I I is it cool for the sake of being cool or like on the on the pods there I mean they don't really expect people to fall asleep in the locker room and just use it for like a nap. Do they. Yeah No. I mean I personally. I don't know I don't know about you but you know whenever I was playing in high school whatever else like if you do a big workout I fell asleep on the floor. Sometimes I mean it's I think it is really <hes> a spot so them to do that. <hes> you know it's <music> that they're they're quipped is held in another room <hes> and some background also so shelly miletic so she's one of the people that's the athletic train department they have done a lot with sleep studies recently and they're very a cognizant about what the <hes> performances like <hes> for you know just correlations between the athletes sleep and what he performs like the next day both physically and academically and whatever else so that's something that Kinda went into this as well from my understanding and <hes> yeah no from all the people that I talked to it sounds like yeah that would be a place <hes> where people actually would sleep and take a nap for a little bit. I mean a lot of these guys live off campus to and I mean coming out of this spring <hes> coming out of preseason practice where it's a hundred degrees and hot whatever else you don't want to get back in your car and drive back. I mean yeah I think I think a lot of people will use it so I saw that a professor there at l._S._U.. Uh noted that he thought his office didn't even have a fan and there's this this twenty eight million dollar facility and then there were pictures that went viral the library how it's kind of falling apart. Is this like a controversy see at L._S._U.. Or is it like every school. Has that one professor that they always go to when something happens with athletics to complain or is there some notion of do we really spend twenty eight million dollars on this and not have a functioning library so I think it's a little bit of everything everything I mean. This is a conversation that has a lot of nuance to it so I mean what you're referring to a professor at L._S._U.. Robert Man was <hes> he said that meanwhile across campus. I vacuumed my faculty office with the Dust Devil. I bought at Walmart so that was that's. It's the context of what he said there and <hes> the quarterback for L._S._U.. Joe Borough actually replied to that tweet saying why professor do you feel entitled to the fruits of our Labor tweet that was later deleted that someone told him to take that down. I assume so yeah I mean there's there's been a lot of you know stirred controversy on on twitter and a lot of fights about this just verbally throughout this and even <hes> <hes> former players like eric read have weighed in about how do you spend your money and players like Michael Divinity that are currently on the team ever applied to him and saying you know people have donated to this for a specific purpose and <hes> this is this is what they got to do. I mean tyron. Matthew was one of the ones that donated to it and you got to clarify that he also started a scholarship endowment as well so I mean so there's a lot of nuances and break it down a little bit. The Middleton Library is an issue on campus. I mean if you haven't seen pictures of it. It's been leaking. It's had a lot of problems <hes> and in some ways it's a it's a P._r.. Issue for L._S._U.. Because any kind of renovation that happens from now on is going to get juxtaposed against what Milton Library is and the problem is is that it has <hes> really have the Tiger Athletic Foundation is a arm of athletics and all of the money that gets donated there goes athletic so there's nothing to do with Milton Library but all of it being under the L._S._U.. Banner everything that gets built will be. Pointed to that and it's happened before with other renovation projects. It'll happen again until the library gets fixed and <hes> it just brings up another conversation of how do you spend money whenever you raise it and <hes> you know there's a lot of taking out there what you should do what you shouldn't do and we've seen that played out of the past couple of days burks convenient the advocate I have to tell you there's nothing that makes me more excited than exciting locker rooms and I I am impressed. Though with that place the kids seem to like it and I guess what's important. Thank you very much for taking the time there you go brooks getting ready. You know if you have a leaky library and then you have a twenty eight million dollar practice facility people are going to probably bring that up at some point that can definitely be expected nuts whereas they've got a little backlash on that but but the program makes a lot of money but it's more of an issue about society as a whole where you're rich people in society are like I have twenty eight million dollars. What can I do this twenty eight million dollars and you go a I could create a library that could conceivably educate the next generation of Louisiana leaders or be see? I could get a practice facility where people could go to sleep in a pod and they're like you know what I think. I'M GONNA go with the football pod. It's People's own money. They can do what they want with. It and I'm not telling them it's wrong long. I'm just saying like that's really a more of a societal problem than L._S._U.. Problem I agree and if I had that money land around I would do the exact same thing I would walk around the library that needed help to build up the football locker room really you would yes see. I think I might do the library. Throw him a little bit. You'd like fix the League. I'd get the League that you buy that guy vacuum so that he didn't have to use a rainbow vacuum cleaner for that guy but I get what people want to put it into the football. If they're big fan they want to be part of it. Yeah well fair enough eight five five to four to seven to eight five eight five five to four to seven to eight five. We'll get back talk a little bit more about all the topics of the day and then I'll play this hardball Urban Meyer Sandwich. I don't even know what it is but apparently was talking trash about what what what was happening. Do we know spent he took a shot. We'll talk about that shot. In just Paul Finebaum show eight five five to four to seven to eight five eight five five to four to Paul Matt Jones Andrew Franklin Avenue Fun Day here on the Finebaum show I sitting here. I was sitting here all right so I'm GONNA do. I've got the new Phil Steele Book Right full of information most of it not necessary and so I wanted you what I was going to do is you. Just you give me a page number. He this this book has looks like five hundred pages. You give me a page number. Wait a minute three hundred page one through three hundred. I want to give you a fact two hundred fourteen two hundred fourteen so we go to page two hundred fourteen of the Phil Steele preview. That's East Carolina Pirates. It is their preview Phil. Here's why Phil Steele is is unnecessary. If you look at the Phil Steele Book He will tell you every statistic from East Carolina not just this year but like the last ten years that does seem unnecessary. Give me a position position on the football field side in tidying in case you're wondering Zach Zach Bird is the starter but Anthony Wally second-string Gerais Simpson Third Jerry Lewis Fourth and Nate Clark Fifth. If you are human being that is sitting out there going you know what I need to know the fifth-string tidy and on East Carolina I would say you should seek help and the fact that Phil Steele Nailing knows it but as anybody who's ever read magazine can attest writes it in the smallest type but they don't even make type that small. I find this book fascinating and I wonder if there's anyone in America that reads all of this. Do you think any anyone reads all of this. Do you think anyone outside of Carolina in that area. Maybe maybe we'll say their conference. Anyone has actually read the page that has East Carolina on it. I can't imagine they would so let me ask you a question. Do you know who the coaches at East Carolina John. I do not Mike Houston K. information another question. Can you name me a football player that played in East Carolina ever Chris Johnson. I didn't think you could get one aw that's right we because Kentucky plated mineral and Titans Guy out of a big deal he thinks the others no he's East Carolina Players Spencer in East Carolina players still looking up the song anytime anytime Spencer's not listening to the show. I think since Spencer in one of those L._S._U.. pod sleeping. I think I removed on Ashley. Spencer has been sleeping in the L._S._U.. Pods but the problem is college football though is just around the corner and you need to be ready for it Spitzer or we won't be doing a good show. Let's go to Blake in in Kentucky. What's up like I ma- how you doing first time calling the final show what's up? I anyway glad got through all the way from Lexington. I'm sure you know since they let that <hes> fool earlier he remembers the Lorenzen Tibo. Game is the classic here at Commonwealth and Ninety three. I'm sure they let me yes Tibo through it to Chris doering debate us at the buzzer exactly heckling Ross via little broke all the tackles to get those first downs <hes> at Stole Field Anyway I. I'm just passing Commonwealth here. I'm in Lexington right now but I wanted to talk to you about you know you K. U.. K. Football Ball team this year and the disrespect that were getting and you know I'll be the first to admit I'm a little bit weary about our offense. You Know Terry Wilson has had grown last year but he's still he's still really if factor for me <hes> especially when you've got other quarterbacks like the boy to South Carolina <hes> you've got jake from at Georgia. WHO's you know they're talking about as the heisman candidate even over to this point but you know surely to goodness U._k.? Hey can beat Missouri Sir goodness we can beat South Carolina sure to Guinness. We can be Arkansas. I don't know why everyone keeps putting Kentucky as thirteenth in the S._e._C.. Over just vanderbilt and I agree look surly goodness and mercy is going to follow the Kentucky football team this year and they're going to I think be significantly better than people think the reality is Kentucky can get no respect because of history but the last three years they have over performed expectations. I expected to be like that this year as well. Kirk herbstreet was on. What is the morning show on E._S._P._N.? Now is Mike in Mattie or what is what is it overnight. Show is Bob and in WHO's on it. No no no the morning radio show go again. We go go go again. winco the Kirk herbstreit was on there and said his best bet in college football. His best bed is Kentucky lucky over six and a half wins. He said that was his lock of the year because that's the Vegas number I agree like I totally agree with Blake. I don't understand why drew this team. Just one ten games I sure beat Penn State State Disinterest Ball and People Act Lengthy chumps that are not going to go to a ball well everyone else now blake drew appreciate the call. Go ahead. Everyone outside of Kentucky Goes Oh. They lost to their best players ever the only bad so they have to be bad but A._J.. Rose by Bennie snow is going to be good as you'd be still no but it's a good piece but they don't look forward to see what's up next that there was depth last year that didn't really could see the film that much yes and they have a L- IMBODEN is going to be an all S._e._C.. Contender like they have a good team and you look at their schedule. I mean again a lot of this. A lot of life is about schedules. I don't know if that's a quote that's in the cracker barrel. I think it is and here's Kentucky scheduled Toledo Win Eastern Michigan Win Florida Florida at home. We'll call it a loss but it's winnable at Mississippi State Mississippi state down this year you can win that at South Carolina beating South Carolina five straight years not going to be intimidated Arkansas home. Home Win Georgia on the road. That's a loss Missouri Home Tennessee at home you figure you'll get one or two of those what those at Vandy Win Tennessee Martin Win and Louisville stinks this year when they don't even have to be good good and they'll win six and if they're decent a win seven so I I don't. I don't see why that has to be like why people are so down on. But what do I know. Let's go to John in North Carolina John Go ahead. Hey how you doing really enjoyed your attempts to have conversations day and I hope I have a conversation with you who attempts to have conversation. You don't feel like these are conversations. No no no no no you had to real fell in who was on a model oh I got to we're tried to have a conversation and I like that <hes> <hes> the last comment <hes> and <hes> always always makes me think about ten. I'm an Alabama fan yeah and I just I just thought the passion that Tammy brought to the calls and a passion that the people had <hes> talking about her as something unique about I just about this show and I just I think that <hes> you know at the S._e._C. means more. I think that's more than just the slogan I agree with that. Listen every single I would say to you. John and I don't know all these because I'm not in the fan base but every single fan base in this conference has a person or people. Maybe it's a radio announcer. Maybe it's a fan. Maybe it's a trainer that they all rally around that they all love and then when something happens and they pass or whatever people just are their emotions come out. We experienced it here in Kentucky with Jared Lorenzen all these schools. Have these radio guys I oh I think John you're exactly right. Football is culture in the S._E._C.. In a way that it's not everywhere else and and <hes> I got family members. We're obviously AMI divide it at some Auburn. Alabama got a UH Tennessee Grad and been telling people says you can't have Alabama with all without over there. They're different size the same point there. There's a in a Yang like you you can't you. Batman needs the joker right like you gotTa have them both yeah you got to and and in a in a greater sets <hes> you know the S._e._C.. <hes> has proven to be now. A fourteen sided coin <hes> with everybody pulling their weight and some Special Way <hes> Kentucky is a bell cow basketball. Alabama's been the traditional bell cal football they rotate Bandy has one in baseball ice balls out there. I was wondering baseball. <hes> Florida has one in basketball so Arkansas one basketball before they got the conference but it's just it's just amazing <hes> the difference because I live in Charlotte the difference between out S._e._C. Fans or about her conference and they see the you're exactly right about that and I hate to cut you off John. I gotta go to break but I appreciate associated. Those are good points and by the way in the A._C._C.. A._C._C. is not a culture a conference. It's just a collection of people who happen to end up at the same. Denny's like Laval and Boston College in Miami. Don't have anything in Common Tom. What are they talking about when they get together? Yeah I mean you get a Boston personal level person in a Miami person in the room. What are they talking about like? They just happen to be in the same airport smoking lounge and they called it a conference but in the S._e._C. we have a culture the only team that's not really part of that Culture Missouri but we're like they're Kinda. You're weird brother that with the philosophy school and you let them in their growing on us to I mean they're fine but it is a culture. The big ten even had a culture but then they went and got rutgers rutgers who even like how would you name your school rutgers. I mean come on anyway. We'll take a break. I got off on that eight five five to four to seven to eight five cup open lines. We'd love to hear from this dude. This one person has called tin straight times and Spitzer will not answer. I think he doesn't like him. I think Spitzer seen his call and says I am not answering that we'll be right back. It's Paul Finebaum show Mac Paul Finebaum show this you know who wrote this song long drew Franklin I do not this song was written by one Tom t hall boy from Olive. Hill Kentucky your big. Tom Hauge. Yes he wrote the Song Tao Jackson went and saying eight five five five to four to seven to eight five. That's eight five five to four to Paul if you'd like to send a tax to the text machine it's seven seven two seven seven four five to five four. I got one here. That's a good question or somebody asked of the fourteen coaches right now in the S._e._C. which one will be at their school the longest and which one the shortest all right so I'm GONNA DO SHORT IS I. I think we'll must champ because I think he's fired but at the end of the year after South Carolina goes five and seven he's still been there you say from this point forward the shore. I was trying to a lot of math there. Okay no our agree with that so you would say shortest him. Yes all right who's going to the longest of the fourteen coaches who will be at their school the longest I have the definitive answer but you go first curry smart. You don't think there's a chance he looks at Alabama or the N._F._l.. Now that he's there for a long long long long long long long term see I'm going to go for similar reasons but I have a different answer. I'm going to say Dan Mullen because I didn't Kirby smart at some point. We'll give the N._F._l.. We'll try or potentially album. I think that I I don't he doesn't feel like a Georgia for lifer when we played at Georgia so he's got that connection. That's true no. That's a very good point. Well maybe so okay. You know what Molins you're right. I completely forgot that that he played there. I don't know why forgot that all right so I'm switching if he's getting a little full of himself wanted to go trial the N._F._l.. Or something yeah all right so so smart. Would you put Mullen second yeah. It's GonNa work out with him. They're going to win a lot. There ain't Molin and smart are going to be a robbery for years to come go through like aren't so how about this. Let's is put a different way which of the current S._e._C. Coaches will one day be fired not saying win but they will most jam so much champ will be fired at some point too far Derek Mason or just let them keep coast and Derek Mason will end up fired at some they'll have to Jeremy Pruitt wind up fired at some point probably very soon after they don't do well. I don't think mark stoops will be fired because he's too much there. Yeah we've heard Kentucky. We've done things that I've never seen in my life so there's no firing him. I don't think Missouri's coach gets fired at least any because he he's older right so he's not gonna go I thought about I think he also played there. I think they're pretty good year here Yeah Mullen and smart. I don't think it fired saving clearly won't get fired. Malzahn will eventually get fired right. We own the win it'll happen but at some point he'll coach. I'm afraid much love him. He's getting fired tired at some point. Matt Luke is getting fired at some. He hasn't been fired. Let me check with them. Chad Morris is getting fired at some point. jimbo will retire Jim O. R. and Morehead. I don't know I don't know enough enough to know one way or the other I will say just play in the numbers. He'll eventually get so we think the coaches who will be able to leave on their own timetable Sabin Jimbo Smart Mullen stoops and why am I missing the name of our guide Missouri Barry owed them those six. We think our guys who won't we think the other eight will eventually be fired. I'm agree I could put Barry Odem into getting fired group but they seem closer to fire him recently but get Kelly Bryant now. I think there have a good year by lots of Tom Rich in Alabama rich go ahead. You say wrist wrist you whoever you are okay. Oh I get the listening to show as much as I want to get to hear a lot of all different commentators come on with Paul Place. Yes and I was just used on Yonge shows. Tell have y'all allow caller Collagen or is that something I'll do do not without.

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The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

36:45 min | 1 year ago

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"You know there's nothing that gets me more excited than when I sit in this chair and I hear Taylor Hicks tell me that Paul is GonNa make sense of it. All it is the Paul Finebaum show I met Jones filling in today today and tomorrow which is always exciting for me with one of my good friends who is out on vacation getting ready for the season to get going and I'd like to hear from you eight five five two four two Paul. They say that's eight five five call Paul but eight five five four to seven to eight five I met Joe's if you don't know me I run Kentucky Sports Radio which is at k y sports radio on twitter. You can write us at Finebaum. I'm joined by my one of my co host and a good friend and somebody who is always enjoys doing this. Finebaum show with me drew Franklin drew how are you. I'm wonderful. I'm like you. I love doing this love the callers I do not now let me I want to give you all a little behind the scenes because a lot of people probably think drew the Paul Finebaum Finebaum show is glamour like its Glamour because they see it on television and Paul sitting there and there's nothing better than when you turn on the S._E._C. Network you see Paul's beautiful face right in front of you because that's what you want you just want him. You want to look at him so they probably think hey when you also finebaum show that's gotta be amazing. Are you on television. We'll know when Drouin Eireann on the Finebaum show it's not on T._v.. It's radio only and we're not wearing suits. We are not as handsome as Paul Finebaum we both are we're not able to be on television but when I get dropped into this show there's a part of me that says okay. I'm going to a different world because Drouin are used to doing Kentucky Bay shows and then I host the E._S._p._N.. A national N._F._l.. pregame show and I'm used to those and then you get dropped into finebaum world and this usually happens to us about three or four times a year and I it takes me a minute to get up to find bomb speed because I don't know what you all have been talking talking about like on my show. Today we talked extensively about the fact that they found a hamburger on the street in Queens. I have a feeling that was not a big topic on Finebaum yesterday. Don't expect to come up probably not we can't talk about if you want but I suspect you don't so one of the things I like to do is I like to sort of ask. What have they been talking about so yesterday? Brad Edwards was was the host I try. I got my car and I tried to turn it on to hear what everyone was talking talking about and I turned it on twice and both times they were talking about the L._S._U.. Locker Room and believe me. What a locker room? I mean of all the locker rooms I've ever seen it is locker room tastic. They've got air pods and beds and like air people. You can charge your phone. Oh my goodness people are acting as if if you walk into the L._S._U.. Locker Room you immediately get into the year twenty three forty five and I love it but I can only talk so much about locker rooms. There's only so so much locker room talk. I can talk and at five fifteen. I have someone coming on the show to talk about the locker room. I'm going to save it for them. So what I did. Is You get assigned. A producer and these producers are wonderful young man we have Spencer Spencer and Alan and you hope drew when you get producers. They will welcome you to the show. Yeah that's their job. That's their job so the first thing that happens is Allen who seems like a nice young man. Allen says is what's the name of the host are no the call or one of the callers. I think this was Lynn is on hold or not laying. Excuse me Matt is on hold and Matt said WHO's hosting the show and would you like to know what Allen said yes. Mike Jones who Mike Jones now. The last name right got so immediately. I feel welcome. It's good to have Mike Jones Alan glad to be here with you my Jones so then I asked Spencer Spencer. Let me ask you a question. What have been the hot topics here on like? What do I need to be ready for like a hangnail does is auburn all of a sudden like all the recruits left like give me something give me something? Would you like to know what Spitzer told me. The hot topics were laid on topic won the L._S._U.. Locker Room now already knew that I turned it on yesterday. I knew the law crew. There's only so much I can do that so I said well you know Spencer. The Locker Room is wonderful and I wish that the best but I don't think I can do four hours on the phone. Maybe four minutes so what is the second thing. That's a hot topic. Would you like to know what Spencer said to me. He said well you know college football season's just around the corner and people we're excited about that. No no no. That's where you have you have already given Spencer. You have already given your insight you already given your insight on this. Show your insight. It was college football's around the corner which by the way if I didn't know that was true than I need to not be here. College football is around the corner and and Spencer Spencer. I'm I'm going to mute you and I I. I'm going you had your chance here and you came up with Cosmos around the corner people. We're excited about their teams so and and I'm glad to hear that and for all you folks on hold on glad you're excited about your team because it's around. The corner is just around the corner and I might Jones wants to talk with you about it. But I feel like that didn't give me the complete insight that I needed to what have been the hot topics on so here's what I'm going to ask eight five five two four to seven to wait fat if you have a hot topic or at Finebaum at Kyi's portray. Oh let me know what you all have been talking about. We have some things we want to talk about. I WanNa talk about which of the fan bases are optimistic or pessimistic estimates. I mean we have all kinds of things but at the core of it is I need to understand you folks because every time we host we get people who say Matt. You don't talk about things we won't talk about. Okay I WanNa Know Spencer has told me that footballs around the corner and that you're excited about. It's is pretty big deal now. I'd like to know maybe some more specifics and the first person that tells me about the L._S._U.. Locker Room I'm hanging up because at five fifteen I have brooks kept coming on here from the advocate and he is going to tell me about the locker room and I can't wait. Maybe we could break down thirteen other locker rooms of the L._S._U.. From day which one's the worst vanities but beyond that I don't really know but if you have the thing that is br that is gripping the fan base eight five five two four to seven to eight five now. We have some people on hold who I think believed they were GonNa get to talk to Brad Edwards. They don't get Brad Edwards so they get me so we will talk with. Dom Tom in Florida Dom. How are you sir? I'm doing fine. They're welcome to the show man I'm glad to have you aboard today man even though I missed all start like that. I mean if you're excited to have me you. You don't have to tell me you Miss Paul. We all Miss Paul but you've got to make us feel but listen to you all year talk about Kentucky Deregulation. They had outstanding year man they did when you when you came on the Paul bomb show you always talk dog about Kentucky but I wanNA talk about <hes> my crimson tide. What are you? What are you think experts patient and you can do? I know what you're smoking chimp. Yeah you got to win the National Championship. I mean you all have the uncomfortable position and it's a great position because when you're in this position you are you know the Creme de la creme but you are in the uncomfortable position where anything that's not a national championship. This year is a disappointment. Is that fair to say yeah because I I can remember when my brother played in two thousand to two thousand five Alabama. That's one coast <hes> coach. <hes> friends only was there then we got Mike Schuler. We were just happy. Just get to a bowl game back then but now we didn't got so spoiled. Nick Save the even though like you said. I thought you just asked me how Clemson was doing are you we with Clemson or we with Alabama. I'm crossing Todd Clemson. I'm Alabama Fan. Oh Crimson Yeah Clemson tied. I mean we can. I'm going to cross time when my thought he said Clinton. I heard it so you're done that well. You know what's interesting about that dumb. You have the exact same thing that clip Clemson does the Clemson the Crimson National Championship or bust and I think even more so for you guys because of the embarrassment in the National Championship game last year. There's also a level of you all have been undisputed best program in the country refer at least the last eight years if I lose if you lose to Clemson this year then you have to hand over the Mantle of best program in college football officially and I agree with that but I think we're going to regain my arm because I see a coach. Steven is hungry. I got a hungry no listen to tour last on the media last when he was talking about Bashar that he wanted to play but what have you don't have to hit a big play. Every time you can get a fifteen oughta judy rose and all them guys. I think we're GONNA run the ball much better. We're here to share and less not put it in tool hand so much 'cause he. He he took a beating last. Que getting hurt no because we you don't have the I don't I I my mom. I like Paul Tyson but I- quarterback position this idiot of tour go down. It's going to be exactly right well. This and that's a good start. I appreciate the call. I think I probably could've guessed that the I call would be. How do you think how is going to be this year? So far. We Have Spencer telling Me College football around the corner and dom telling me how good is Alabama going to be happened. I thought I had it in fifteen minutes before the Alabama. Call get it in tin so so if you have other hot topics that are not the L._S._U.. Locker Room eight five five two four to seven to eight five. That's eight five five two four two paul yet myself drew Franklin. We're going to talk you university of Miami coach. Manny Manny Diaz is GonNa join us at four thirty the coach of the you will be here and many more as you know if you listen when we're on. We take things a little less seriously maybe than some of the folks but we'll have a good time and get your tweets tweets going now. We'll be right back Paul mobster. Johnny got a tweet golf set when he was three and from that day on he was hooked all he wanted to do was Gulf Gulf Gulf. He'd be on the links before school after school. All he ever wanted was to go pro and then one day when he was holding his grandson and thinking about his twelve handicap Johnny realized it just might not happen for him but you know what did happen for him. He switch to Geico and saved a bunch of money on car insurance so that was good and so was hanging out with his grandson. It's Paul Finebaum. Show Tim Girl if you listened show you know we're GONNA hit a lot nineties country. If it's up to me there will be absolutely no there. We absolutely no country from the modern era because that's not. Really Country Music eight five five two four to seven to eight five by the way you can text me if you would like and I get the text directly to my phone. This is a good way to interact. If you don't WanNa put your name on what you say seven seven two seven seven four five five four and I get these text right here. I already have one when I met you gotta understand. It's a different kind of caller here. Unlike your show. You have to let them talk if you cut them off. They'll get upset. We've done this a lot. I unlike Paul I don't analysts let people go on and on. We've got things we have to get to your still bitter about it on this show then on K. S._R.. That's your your quick on the hang up button on Kesar. We've got a lot to get to on that. Show on this show a little bit more time. I've got great producers here Spencer Alan Spencer. I can't see the call thing because I'm looking at a sheet of paper and a picture of Mike and dog if you could if you could put it there all right so but before we get the phones athlon magazine I just picked up the athlon as the preview and they say many things but one of the things the athlon preview does is they write the S._e._C.. Coaching jobs best to worst okay not the best programs but if you just had a choice of any job best to worst which one would you take. Let me ask you have not seen this drew I have what do you think the best job in the S._e._C. is. According to Adlan we'll go with Alabama see. That's what I would feel. It's not what they have. They have the best coaching job in the S._e._C.. Georgia Second Alabama Third Florida Fourth L._S._U. Fifth Texas am. I think that's nonsense isn't it I mean I guess the theory is if you go to Alabama you got the legacy of save and you have to go yeah. They have to be considering following. Say Georgia probably has a better recruiting base because the state of Georgia produces more players but Alabama is college football right like if you're talking historically the programs that when I think college football if you're putting the Mount Rushmore of college football programs you're putting what Alabama Notre Dame U._S._C. Ohio state. Is that WHO I'm putting on it yeah. I don't know you'll see maybe I'd have to look at throughout but that's probably what you're doing. Georgia is probably not in the top ten so that's odd to me that they would have Georgia as the best job. I don't think I agree with that and as we just learned ten minutes ago the fans that's all everyone talks about his Alabama. You're around Alabama football. We just the first caller how the team's going to be so the fan base is by far the most passionate too. I think I would rank them Alabama one. I would rank Florida too. I mean I know they're not now now. What is now but Florida's a job? There's players ever on every street corner. I'd go Georgia three. I'd say A._M.. Four and L._S._U.. Five I think those are descended. I'd probably put Auburn six. I'll still put l._S._U.. Over eight they got a lot of talent Louisiana and just has all the money Texas has a ton of town and has all the money most. I think they probably more money than every school in the country huge fan base I mean it's a sleeping giant in terms of they've always underachieved because they were in the shadow of Texas but they're not anymore so anyway. Let's go to Matt in San Antonio and am by Fan. How are you man Jones? Uh No one time about the alien news. I'm not convinced that Texas and all running Alabama. I'm going to go to this year and finish fifth in the West You well. I don't think A._M.. Finishes Fifth and West where do you think they finished third in the West. Maybe second and I'm not convinced that Texas is GonNa go to the playoffs all burn. Here's one of the things I learned about Texas and I every time somebody every year I hear this is the year for Texas the two schools that I always here on the come up that seemed to never actually get up our Texas and Tennessee so I am not pudding either of those ts in the playoff Texas much much farther along than Tennessee but I would not put them there and I'm this all burn. I'm not gonNA bath. Our fans going to say it anyway. You're not gonNA win the West. It's a freshman quarterback Kevin someone try to save his freshman quarterback. What could happen to him? Go ahead on thing that favorite job could freshman quarterback basically good luck with that one all right so let me do this real quick. I want you to matt quickly. Tell me each game. You're going to beat Texas state. Are you winning Clemson by going to lose a game that Clemson you'll beat Lamar. You're going to beat Auburn at home. Yes Arkansas at home yes well. It's an Arlington Alabama at home. Yes Oh yes. You're beating Alabama at home. Yes I'm very confident my team that you beat Alabama all right. What about against Alabama? We're about an old miss. Yes yes Mississippi State at home. Yes South Carolina at home at Georgia loss at l._S._U.. Win All right so now if you believe that's your record then you're in the S._E._C.. See Championship game you just pick them third but if you're only losses to Georgia and you beat Alabama then you have the tiebreaker. You're in the S._E._C. Championship game too but I'm looking at the fact that I don't know what Alabama's record is going to be but I mean it doesn't matter what the record is. If you have one loss and you beat them you own the tiebreaker against them. You're going to the championship game in that way. Well now. You have congratulations. We're going to wow go ahead and book your tickets. In Atlanta. See we education and information. Let's go to Steven on line three or four in Alabama Steven. How are you is the topic for the last the rest of the afternoon Paul Finebaum? uh-huh getting any younger I think I know what I finished college. I know when he finished college. I think he's sixty four years old so sooner or later like Nick Sabin. Somebody's gotta be his successor. You guys are making a good case for yourself but I'm partial to Ryan McGee because we have furman university in Communist father worked there went to school there. We can talk about some things and he gives me some oxygen so who is GonNa be the successor to Paul Five <hes> <hes> <hes> when's IT GONNA happen. Is it three years down the road four years down the road. <hes> what's the state of college football going to be when he steps off the stage. I'd like to talk to Greg. Thank you about football culture but I'd vote for Ryan McGee. I can live with y'all if we'd have a screening. <hes> if I interviewed before you got to cut you off because we go to break I there's no no better way to ingratiate yourself to a host than when he's on vacation figuring out who is replacements going to be. There's there's nothing that makes a host like you more. I'm sure he'd love to come home to find out what my Jones Talk. While I was gone you talked the value is going to replace him. I will say this whenever it happens. Hopefully it's not for thirty years. It's going to require more than one person if one person sits there and tries to do that it's not gonNa Work Eight. Would you cannot replace legends. Legends history is full of examples in sports where someone tries to replace a legend and they simply cannot do it so I would say. I wouldn't wish that on any individual thing a lot of people would be hesitant to try to me you'd tabulate. You'd have to pay somebody a lot of money because they know they're going to get fired yeah. The question crossed mother audience. Here's a question is only win. They get the best example of that was with Colin Cowherd who followed Tony Kornheiser and said on the first day. I understand all of you will hate me. I understand most of your about to turn this off but if you get through this segment give me a chance. That's what you would have to do with Paul. We'll take a break when we come back. I'll blanton will be on he's from Saturday down South and he's GonNa talk about daboh being built by Obama Bama tough right after the and Yonder in the Chattahoochee Alan Jackson a great American. This is the Paul Finebaum show I met Jones Jones Drew Franklin here when we're on get lots of good comments including Elmo who writes on twitter why have met Jones and this other guy on they know nothing. This is a waste of my time yet. He's still listening and writing. We know a little bit. We know a little bit. I know about the L._S._U.. Locker Room and I I also know that I did look in all seriousness. Something's on the locker room topic. Every every school in the S._e._C. has updated their practice facility since two thousand ten. That's that's kind of amazing except for Vandy. Thirty schools have done it in nine years. That's kind of amazing now. Join us from Saturday down south breath is Al Blanton Al has written about Daboh and his connection to Alabama and how Alabama Alabama may DAB DAB will make clemson now. How are you doing? Greg is a real doing great. I read the article article and first of all it was extremely well done and well researched. How long did that take you to do? It feels like you interviewed. Everyone associated with both programs well. The great thing is that S._D._S. doesn't really give me deadlines on these long form pieces so they they give me the luxury of that <hes> it. It took a while you know with the fifty five hundred word article which I I don't know how long you know <hes> people stayed with it. I don't know if they stayed with it the whole time. I'm hoping they did because there's a lot of great nuggets it's in there <hes> but it did take a while had the opportunity to interview coach stallings coach Curry and several of dubose teammates in Alabama so the the sort of thesis of your article is that most of the traits what's that used to build clemson he he sort of got while he was at Alabama and these two programs now are so clearly one and two in the country and you have this figure that is a central part of both of them it really he is a unique situation. Isn't it sure and and really where I began the Oracle when I began to think about you know what that's basis is going to be was a stalling his influence and I'm a former coach myself and a lot of times you know a great coach. If you pull back that curtain you'll find another great coach and save and it was bill belichick and for stallings Tom Landry and then coach Bryan and I really wanted to try to investigate what stallings things is. Influence was owned up. I mean you know he's the guy that had the the main influence on him and and you know he's <hes> the way he taught and the things that he brought to the table when he was the head coach at Alabama and Dabbagh was a player and then a graduate would assist I that influenced him more than anything and I really wanted to start to uncover how <hes> the lessons of being on time and surrounding yourself with good people the more importantly how to win you know great teachers pass that own their students and that's what stalling for Dabbagh so I'm going to give you an individual bias that I that I had and I thought about when I was reading this. When I first saw the rise of daboh there was a part of me that said you know what I this? Dude can't can't really be for real. Maybe it was the hugh freeze part of meat in anytime I see somebody who acts a certain way I'm skeptical and as time has gone on and I've read more about him and I and I've seen including your article. It feels like. The public perception I see of him is how he is and actually was how he was going all the way back to Alabama. Am I right about that. I think you are talking to his teammates. Chad key Brian Deal and Craig Sanderson in particular you know and I wasn't trying to dig dig up any dirt on DAB. Oh but I was just asking those guys what he was like in college and they basically said you know he was a good guy back. Then you know same die <hes> a man of faith and and it's not something that he's you know he's putting on a front now for the public I mean he was a man of faith you know back then and so <hes> you kind of see that consistency throughout his life and you know he <hes> in some officers as <hes> <hes> <hes> the podium is as a pulpit to me does come off this genuis at all. It's just an extension of of who he is and I think it's faith is so very important to him that that you know he can't help a talk about it and so does that come up disingenuous. I think that's one of the real keys to his success is that he's been able to just be genuine and beat a genuine person that he is talking to Al Blanton Article Is Dab. Oh being built by Bama it. It is on Saturday down south if I would say if you are a Clemson or an Alabama fan or even a college football fan but especially those two you would definitely want to read it. I want to go back for a second on the faith part you know he strikes me as someone who sort of lives his faith in a way of not just talking about it but it comes through and I love the story about the his teammate son and how when he was there he he how much he welcomed him. Do you get the sense that that happens with. Everybody involved in that. I mean coaches loved to use the phrase. A we are family is that do you think that really is how it is Clemson. Now I really do and I think it has a lot to do with his upbringing. You know <hes> and there was there's no mistake that ah there was a family dynamic that was that was disrupted as you know when he was child and I think he in a way is trying to <hes> you know embrace death familial environment in in Clemson he's he's he's welcoming people. He's embracing people and I think that <hes> you know people that are part of that program and and that are extensions of that program you know really feel that sense of family you know that sort of a watch word but I think really and truly they live up there and Clemson and <hes> it's been amazing to see <hes> what Daboh is done in that regard so I'm GonNa ask you the question that everybody hints at but doesn't like to talk about it. It certainly at Clemson which is if the connection was built at Alabama for who he is person which is kind of the thesis of your Article One day. The coach at Alabama is not going to be the coach there does he do you think he feels after doing all this research a connection to go back there or or is he creating something that Clemson to where in twenty years there'll be an article about one of his players being built by glimpse yeah and that's the question in Alabama. I mean everybody's talking about it. I pretty much here every day. Whether I'm at the gym or you know Walmart I mean that's what everybody wants to talk about easy coming back and my I don't know if he's coming back talked a buddy of mine last night and said he doesn't care one way or the other. He's tired of hearing about it but you know <hes> we don't know until that contract is stuffed in his face and he doesn't know until that contract is stuffed into space. If if Alabama brawl you know fifteen million to the table. I think he'd probably consider that <hes>. I don't think he's going to be the guy that's just my opinion. The follow saving I think <hes> it may be another person and you know that person may be in for three or four years and then possibly swing I know Clemson doesn't really want to think about that and <hes> you know <hes> and and out in Alabama doesn't WanNa you think about saving going away anytime soon but it's it's definitely something you know the we're all talking about the water cooler every day. How blend Saturday down South I highly recommend the piece I mean somebody myself who doesn't have a connection to either program and and like I said to be <unk> quite frank with you? Never really was sure what to make of Dabble. I thought it was very enlightening and really good and I appreciate you taking the down. Thanks man no problem you know do you. Were you like that. Drew it all with like when when when I first went Dabbagh Abbas I rising there was a part of me. It was like this can't be that genuine like he ever somebody can't be that like nice etc and now I kind of think he just is yeah you see that a lot and then eventually the true character comes out yeah okay that was the front the whole time in a long time always thought hugh freeze wis leasing and then of course and then he ends up at liberty. Don't even get me started of that but I guess maybe that was my me being suspect and in he's obviously been great now. If you were Alabama I think Alabama fans just assume they will get him right they. Of course he's going to his office. Yeah if I'm him I would not ever do that. I agree with what he just said. I would wait let them have their billy Gillespie like they need to have. If I'm if I'm the next coach. I don't want to be the person after saving. I want to be the person after the person after saving if you follow Sabin really the best you can do is just match what he did and keep standing it. Maybe you like you said let it fall down a little bit then you're the savior who brought it back up when you come through after the next guy and the other thing is it's easier to win it. Clemson and Alabama right like like like Clemson can get to the playoff every year just being decent yeah much easier conference to run through every year Alabama I mean the one guy from Texas already has Alabama losing this year text him so I don't know that's what I. I WOULD WANNA do if I were him. Let's do let's do something real quick before we go the break. Let's go to will in South Carolina. Will how are you hi. How are you doing oh? I'm doing amazing. I just say I love you too. I hope takeover her finebaum. Let's not get this going around here to take over five. I'm just here because he asked me and it's a Tuesday I I'm waiting for to get the call from Paul. Okay you're trying to take over for me just to be clear okay and then secondly there to coaches. I pay to go away. You know who they are and mark stoops. Well leaky not be either. One of them and addi let me Dabbagh was more understandable. Let me ask you about mark stoops. You all have at South Carolina arguably the hardest schedule in the country. I mean I think it may be the hardest schedule in the country this year and I look at your schedule and there really is not ottaway for you to have a successful season without beating Kentucky. I have said on my show that if will must champ loses for the sixth time in a row to Kentucky he will be fired. Do you agree with good good. Uh Please beat him so he would like to see that half it yeah. Could you send me some blue for that game. I like you see will as the kind of caller joy. I appreciate the call. I wish we could have more averill wonder how many other people that fan base feel the same way I would be interesting to do. I think we said this last time we were here I bet you the most unpopular coach in the country with their fan base or in the S._e._C. is willed busjaim. Would you agree yeah simply just from losing it Kentucky so many times that alone it. It's either him or or Mao zone yeah I can't I mean he's not good but they don't have high expectations. The others are newer. I would say it is either must champ or Malzahn eight five five two four to seven to eight five got a couple of open lines now get on here. We'll go through them. We'll we'll talk and we'll have fun and it should be great. We'll be right airbags finebaum show. It's the Paul Finebaum Show Matt Jones Drew Franklin filling in for Paul we it's eight five five two four to seven to eight five the text machine where you can send us tax is seven seven two seven seven four five two two five four and people have sent some good ones drew Thomas in Fayetteville road. I don't know how into college baseball you are but there are only eleven point seven scholarships for thirty five man roster. That seems crazy to me. They've talked about significant kit movement but they're moving it from eleven point seven to twelve point three. Do you think there should be a higher amount. Yes yeah that blows my mind first of all why move it from eleven point seven to twelve point three just go oh crazy and go to thirteen yeah thrown up go nuts. I understand why they don't do that like I understand why they don't give everyone scholarships because the smaller schools couldn't pay for but you know what I say this a lot tough like I don't understand the reasoning for limiting the amount of opportunities that kids get. I think the number will go up because I think college. This is part of a broader conversation that I won't bore everybody with but I don't Think College College basketball is going to be as big in ten years as it is now especially if the one and done goes away and if that's the case the N._C._A._A.. Right now is an organization. The only thing they make money on is the N._C._A._A.. Tournament College Football School Zone it themselves so the N._C._A.. N._C._A._A. Tournament is the main moneymaker. If it becomes less of a moneymaker drew they gotTa Make Money Somehow and the college world series and women's basketball are the next best things to come up and I think they will put emphasis on baseball and I think what they'll try to do is to raise scholarships to hope to have fewer kids go to the minor leagues Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. I think we all know the N._C._W.. Is GonNA WANNA get. It's money somehow. Tournament goes away so something we'll go away. Go Away but the around it yeah you're right the world series they'll have to invest in that and make it bigger eleven point seven though to twelve point three. I mean who thought let's add point six more you know there was a big committee that had to have come to that decision. I see what was on their board round up. Just get to thirteen ziva thirteen and who wants to be the person that gets point three of a scholarship because you know it's what they do like. Hey we want you we like you. Here's like scholarship and by the way if you'll work in the raft scaler you can it also get another six percent. Let's go to Red Dog in Georgia Red Dog. What's up? Hey guys how you doing good <hes>. I was calling to to go back to the conversation about the best job in the colleges here for people who didn't hear the athlon has ranked Georgia one Alabama to four to three L._S._U.. Four A._M.. Five I flipped it around a bit. I said Alabama one Florida to Georgia three eight and four well. I'm calling in as red dog so guess which way I lean Georgia should be one well. I'm an alum and <hes> I think you know for one thing. <hes> something that some people may not know that Georgia is the academically the hardest school in the S._e._C. to get into but that's but that's not a positive when you're ranking jobs you want it to be to get it kids into no no great job of selling the education that you're going to get and you know we forget sometimes but these do understand but let me tell you something. I'm GONNA give you a little seek. Ain't nobody going to Georgia to play football for the academics. That's just not happening for academics. They're GONNA go Vandy. They're going to play George. George is a good school but it ain't Harvard. It ain't Yale it. Is George Okay all right but it's still a very very very good school.

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Paul Finebaum on College Football's Road to Return

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Paul Finebaum on College Football's Road to Return

"Hey Lincoln sixty four thousand dollar question hasn't changed from week to week. I've got ask again. Why are the chances? We're going to have football. All this talk of the schools wanted to bring players back on. June first is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard and so We got to be patient. We'll get one good shot at it to bring them back at the right time. Worst repair knows much about this as we possibly can. That was Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley at a virtual press conference lasting the idea that college football teams can hit the field in just a couple of weeks as the professional sports. Leagues Begin to work towards the Return College football with its many provinces than amateur workforce is still mired in uncertainty today. Paul Finebaum explains where things stand with the different conferences. And what has to happen for a season to happen at all? I mean times. It's Tuesday may nineteenth this is espn daily presented by marathon. Can wait to hear about how my Washington? Huskies are going to be screwed for the next ten years. Four or five four or five snow different from how things have been. Paul Finebaum has covered college sports for decades and is the host of the Paul Finebaum show on. Espn radio so Paul we have talking about how an be NBA NHL might come back and the college football season seems a ways off but those conversations are already happening to how it might happen whether it might happen whether it should happen now. I wanted to ask in your conversations. What is the prevailing mood amongst the people? You've spoken with players Coaches High Reps. Are they optimistic about having a college football season in two thousand twenty the the conversation on college football is literally like watching the tape at the New York Stock Exchange? It goes sky high one day. It doesn't move the next It drops the next day comes back. This has been the entire topic of conversation for people in my area for early nine weeks now. There isn't a commissioner of college football like NFL or the NHL or the NBA or league. You have all these feifdoms and then you have the president of the NC Double A. Who presumably is in charge? But guess what he's not. He has no actual authority over college football or say now before I go off and turn this into a forty five minute discourse. Everyone says they're optimistic. To say anything else would would drew would withdraw wrath from fans. Who feel like there shouldn't be an issue but It is very complicated. I think it's the biggest challenge that college football has ever had complicated for a couple of reasons one as you mentioned jurisdiction who actually gets to make these decisions. It's so varied unlike the professional leagues and also unlike the Professional Leagues. We're not talking about professional athletes. No and you may or may not were full find out pretty soon you get a number of NBA or NFL MLB or NFL. Players to sign something saying A waiver of Buchanan. You can't do that with college football and another thing that I think could complicate this as we get a little bit. Farther along you mentioned jurisdiction but What you hear up and down the news channel. Whether it's to the right or to the left you have the same issues in college. Athletics because governors of various Dates Cook. You know will end up determining when players can come back or not come back depending on where they are and they may also play a role in the upcoming season. So you've already seen a different view from the West Coast and you have in the deep South there is there is more of a readiness to give back to work and of course by college football. And then their pockets of the east coast You Leagues like the ACC which go from as far south as Miami to as far north as as Boston so there are going to be far more complications with illegal. I that it's intriguing. And and unsettling times but of all the of all the uncertainty that involves sports in this pandemic. It's still has the greatest unknown. So what would happen if say the SEC? Schools are on the same page and they want to bring back college football and they're in where that can happen but say the PAC twelve. I'm in California. There's I think a lot older longer. Timeline for reopening here if the PAC twelve dozen much interesting because on week one of the season you have a couple of matchups one in particular Between Alabama southern CAL SLATED FOR DALLAS. That already has seen the athletic directors at Alabama and Tcu have private conversations The reason I bring. Tcu is because their first game is at Berkeley and there is a high degree of suspicion that that game will take place the one that everyone is is wondering about and questioning is the PAC twelve They almost seem to be. I mean in a in a different country than than those in the south are in the Midwest. Paul if it looks like there's not going to be any PAC twelve football and the players For those schools still want to play. Could they potentially transfer is possible? That may be one of the most interesting questions is. The decision is made fairly early that the PAC twelve is not going to play and the NCWA rules that yes they could transfer without penalty. It will be a gold rush in reverse instead of going east to west a be West to east and I and I would think the top players out there would bail immediately and that. That's a great concern. There's a lot at stake in the PAC twelve is already challenged It has made very few appearances college football playoff and it seemed like every year. There's that team this year. It WAS OREGON UTAH. That comes very close and and fails the end Larry. Scott WHO's the commissioner of the of the pack twelve has the single biggest challenge because if the PAC twelve camp play on the same level as everyone else this year. You're either plays a limited schedule or no schedule. It's hard to imagine this in relevant in anytime in the near future. One of the pack. Twelve head coaches herm Edwards said on. Get up a few weeks ago that it'd be hard to ask players to come back. If campuses aren't even open the last time I checked this football game football thing. It's not a social sport and with that being said if there's little students on campus you're sending the signal that you feel. It's not quite safe for them to return to campus. Well if that's the case why site but players play football news. Do you. Other colleges around the country harbour those concerns. I mean what would happen if school doesn't even open up in Alabama or Mississippi. It's interesting because we're we're entering I think this week will mark nine weeks into this where into the no sports and I would say for the first five or six weeks. I mean every single person sung from the same hymnal. We can't have college football if students are on on campus. Suddenly that has changed as we get closer to critical dates. You're hearing well. Some football is better than no football. Maybe if we just have some students on campus what they're trying to save is the football players would be open and I've asked many many people why they put on a good face privately. They're saying if we don't have college football Some of our athletic departments are going to go under and there there will be any recovery. We all know everyone has been hurt across the board in every walk of life but but athletic says is part of that because without the NCAA basketball money without the ability to raise money this time of the year without putting tuition fees especially tickets to games. The idea of a sold out stadiums in intestinal. Right now these athletic apartments are under serious challenge. How does the NC double a? Feel about that because obviously it does kind of detonate. The idea that you know football players are the same types of students as others well at the same time at the NC Double A. Is saying we are going to move forward with the idea. Of Maybe September of twenty one to allow young athletes to profit from their name image and likeness essentially. We're going to ask players become on campus And provide entertainment for us as well as keeping our athletic departments. Afloat may giving us a product and get nothing in return. It's it's an existential threat to the game of college football and college athletics. I talked to a former commissioner the other day Roy Kramer who was one time the SEC Commissioner. And he said if there's no college football some of these programs couldn't come back on that you would. They may have to take a year off the it could be that Dr all right after the break. Let's talk about what it would actually look like if the season happens. Cepal as we've been discussing it's unclear if college football is GONNA happen. It's unclear to what degree it might happen. Whether some programs might comeback some conferences some might not. What are some of the precautions being discussed from a public health and safety perspective? Well I think they mirror what what you're hearing from everyone else especially the NFL. I've had several people in College. Football Commissioners of that like who are studying what Roger Goodell is doing. They even had a conference call the other day and I I think you will see a lot of protocols testing perhaps being number one the issue though is in the NFL. You'll have thirty two teams. Don't be a protocol. There would be a check and balance. How do you do that in college? Football I talked to someone involved in sports the other day that raise this. I I I was shocked and he said how. Have you been covering college football? I said okay. I'm not shot. And when he said he said let's say we're in a critical moment of the season and the compliance person or the medical person in charge of testing goes to a prominent head coach. The night before a game and says so-and-so tested positive. He asked me. Do you think that will be dealt with? I mean do you think the person would immediately be Corentin do you think other people that come in contact with with which would pretty much the entire team and I? Of course don't be so sure. I'm not trying to throw things into the fire that don't need to be thrown in. But how are you going to check on that? These are seventeen to twenty two year. Olds you don't you don't have total control. They're not going to be locked up in college. Football is not is not an equal sport. What Alabama can do. Another school cannot from a financial standpoint and I see a lot of serious questions and I think it could cause some programs not to be able to participate and we haven't even talked about what stadiums are going to look like with fans without fans. I mean it's one thing to have a NASCAR that with no fans. It's another thing to have the Ohio State Michigan game with people sitting six or eight feet apart. And who's going to monitor that we've been talking about it from the perspective of schools and conferences and how it'll affect them and of course us fans and analysts but what about the players you know what. What are you hearing on that front from the actual athletes who are already parts of these teams have committed to join them as freshmen? How do they regard all of this? I think the majority WANNA play. However I've heard from parents who who say they want their son deployed one call recently on our program and said explain to me why. It's safe for my son to go back to campus and play football but it's not safe for the student it's fair comment another thing to consider and maybe for another day but if is college football the only sport that's going to be played soccer volleyball and other sports as well So are we. Are we marching toward issues across the board? Is it premature to ask what would happen to some of those college football stars eligibility for the NFL draft well? This came up a couple of weeks ago when everyone was trying to throw something up and see if it's if wood stick and the idea of if we couldn't get it in in the fall to try to start it in January or February and that was immediately checked by saying well what what would happen to the stars you think Trevor Lawrence of Clemson. Who who right now is projected as the number one player in would presumably be next. April's draft you think he's GonNa play in March and April as opposed to getting ready to to cash up thirty or forty million dollar check. I don't think so it would be ridiculous. Is there a moment on the counter? That your looking to as sort of a deadline or a moment when we will have more clarity on all of this in essence I think if the country moves along well in the next couple of weeks I think sports will move along well including college football if there are setbacks. I think it will. The timetable on the calendars will be pushed back but the one thing that I think college football has going for them right now. In terms of the calendar is there's there's no set hard day on June twentieth. They're still a little bit of mystery. They can say we are going to able this for two or three more weeks and with the idea of pushing the season back of all that so I think I think they keep pushing the season until their face was. We can't push your son. You're longer Paul. You're on the radio every day talking about this hearing from fans about this and I imagine as you've been saying the reaction is varied our emotions running hot on this issue. Do you find that. You're getting a really strong reaction to some of these developments. Emotions are running broiling hot right now and I am concerned. I try to keep politics out of the program. I try to allow all sides to be heard. You know starting with information from people. It's getting very emotional and very political and it's extremely disturbing. I'm not I'm not being pollyannaish. I mean I realize it's an even an even year. That's that's an election year. It's presidential election but I think people are still arguing in the context of college football. Mind you the importance and the risk of the virus. I hear some of the same things today that I heard ten weeks ago on why we should shut. Down College. Presidents College Athletic Directors are hearing the same thing and I think they're very concerned about making a determination to quickly especially one that is negative. I think you're hearing more optimism as a result of that. There's no one that watch college football more than me. My entire program. is built on that in terms of an audience but on the other hand. I do think we have to be careful. I think we have to be very mindful of the risk and the risks involved and I know that the people in charge are taking all that into consideration and I'll say they're fortunate just like with Roger Goodell. They'll be able to see what happens. I engulf in a Nascar League Baseball and possibly with the NBA. So there will at least be Tom. Creston for the critical final decision has to be made. Thanks so much pleasure. Always great to be with you a coming up. German football came back. So how many times can we say Bundesliga in one segment Here's another story. Want you to know could use for football fans now more than two months after its last official game. Germany's Bundesliga is back. Millions are expected to tune in to see the first major sports action in Europe since the corona virus lockdown began. Yes it's true. Be First of Europe's Major Sports Leagues Return to Action. This weekend with Germany's Bundesliga kicking off with a total of nine matches joining me. Now to discuss league's return is Gab. Marcatti covers European soccer. Espn SO GAB. Your base in London where soccer has yet to return. Why was Bundesliga? Able to come back now. The reason they were able to come back. I certainly out of the European Leagues has to do with the fact that surely the pandemic hit Germany. Less severely than than than other countries Germany's also a wealthier country relative to its neighbors and then really above all. I think there's a Lotta trust in the German government and in the German Health Service and they were very confident. They came out the very clearly. They had a lot of public backing early on and people believe that they can do it safely Lou. What were some of the precautions that they put in place? What they've basically done is no fans in the stadium. The Empty Stadium. Right in front of you. There's no atmosphere. No shouting no screaming. I'm pretty sure there's a little bit outside. I haven't seen pictures yet. But and that's that's strange coming a lot. A lot of testing just a widely available in Germany and people go back to their homes In between games and sessions but they're tested Zaeri often and then you're in the games themselves just about everybody except for the actual players on the pitch the referee and the coach if he's got a compulsion shout at them apart from those guys pretty much. Everybody else is wearing masks and social distance when you look to the bench kind of struck by the fact that dot the bunch of Dude sitting on the bench with you're used to but they're spaced out sub spent. She's it's a one have to pass the salt down the table on a big spread out. The players are also supposed to avoid hugging jumping on each other. Although when heritage Berlin on they were seeing embracing after three of their goals but didn't drive home. Just how difficult it is to enforce all of this. Yeah I mean the attitude they took is set an example. We'RE NOT GONNA CRACK DOWN. Overly the spontaneity of scoring a game winning goal others contact. We can live with it because it's a contact sport right. Every time there's a corner cake or a freekick. These guys are over each other. So there will be some amount of incidental contact. What they don't want is to create situation where you act as if you don't care about this stuff so in situations where you can help but they generally ask that you avoid contact and respect the social. What did the players have to do to get on the field in the first place? What sort of quarantining steps that have to go through? So in the end it was a seven day quarantine that they asked for a lot of debate different countries which should be seven days or fourteen days. It was a seven day. Quarantine and as I mentioned the underwent a lot of testing or antigen tests as well as the corona `self. They had a number of positive cases which they expected If you test positive you treated the way you might treat injured player. You Go away and some racing thematic go corn to yourself somewhere else until you're clear but everything else carries on and that was really the way they they try to prepare themselves to come back in a context. That would feel as normal as possible while I've just had a piece of big news reaching me in fact Giovanni Riina is not GonNa play from the start. I dare say that might have been something. That Possibly pulled something in the warm-up Gab. Another reason why soccer fans in the US were excited for Bundesliga's return was seventeen year. Old American phenom Giovanni Raina who is expected to start for Borussia Dortmund but unfortunately suffered an injury in warm ups and ended up being late scratch. How good is he expected to be? He certainly drawn a ton of hype. I think he's actually played less than two hundred minutes of League football this season and yet he was he was due to make his first start for a burster. Dormant got hurt in the warm up is mentioned. He's somebody who's got a lot of people excited you know he's got a good pedigree is dad. Collier is at us. Men's national team legend. He's quick kickin dribble Knife or goal should have been attacking midfielder winger type. He's a very exciting player on a team. That has a lot of players that are sort of exciting an offensive minded so he's surrounded by like minded talent. You think in some ways. Take some of the pressure awesome. He's still super super. Young people need to remember that. But certainly you look at him and you know. He's probably the most exciting young. Us talent since Christian Pulisic for years ago. Do you think there's something to be learned from Wounds Lita for the other leagues or think Germany such a unique situation? That'll be hard to replicate. I think there's a ton to learned. Think other leagues are using the Bundesliga experience as this is a roadmap of how you do it. This is a sign that it can be gone. Germany does have a ton of the vanishes because it is a wealthier better organized country. That was hit hard by the pandemic unusual. Denying that but gave people a ton of hope simply seeing you know these guys out there planning even though obviously was surreal conditions and envy stadiums and guys with surgical masks on the bench. I can give you. The stakes are very high because nobody else is starting up until the middle of June at the earliest and they're all watching and hoping that nothing goes wrong with Germany because there's a flip side to that too. Which is if something goes horrendously wrong. If those those hurt players that you mentioned before embracing turns out the all infected each other and all of a sudden that whole team needs to be quarantined or whatever then you might take a step back and say all right. This is out of the question. We're not starting in some ways. I think this is a test case not just for the major European Leagues. But you know probably for all of change or to learn from this. This blueprint see whether it can be applied elsewhere. Thanks so much my pleasure and this has been ESPN daily. We'll talk to you tomorrow.

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Hour 2: Paul Finebaum joins

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He is the mouth of the south of renown analyst expert on college football. As far as I'm concerned on all things football you can check them out every weekday with his own. Show the very old Paul. All five bomb the Paul Finebaum show Paul Finebaum but sitting right next to me right now. What's going on big time? How great to see you man? We've been in different places for the last couple of weeks and there's a break yourself to which it's always great to see you and they had to bring us up two weeks ago because I had to remind you that as Hughes said this about Jim Harbaugh ah but Michigan's looking a little decent. They are as your thoughts about what you see from Mr Harbaugh. Pretty impressed and I'm now beginning to wonder if a harbor is not the guy that's going to derail Ohio state. We flip a lot in this. I loved him early on. But after that Wisconsin Games it was hard to believe you. Say all of that. But what has changed since Wisconsin Gaming guestimation when it comes to Jim Harbaugh well I think first of all the deep sensors tightened up. I'm and they've got the offense and rhythm a little bit and I didn't think it was possible but they nearly pulled the Penn State Games often. They've had one terrible performance and it used to happen to urban Meyer every year. He's lost Iowa lost purdue costume two shots at national championship. It may cost Jim Harbaugh but if somehow they can continue to train and get Ohio state at the end of the season only forgotten all they all will be forgotten. We're as Ohio state in the Paul. Finebaum poll I see them as number three with eight P. I see them at number four with the coaches poll. But I'm asking about the Paul Finebaum mind bomb poll one that really matters. That's number one. I think they are the most complete team I've seen. They have three all world players. A AH quarterback at running back obviously defensive end and chase young. He may be the best player in the country. We've said that about a few players already and and I just think you know they've got some challenges ahead Penn state in about two weeks and they have Michigan so And then they'll get Wisconsin or Minnesota or somebody in the big ten championship. Your game with you'll be probably not worth watching your heisman race right now. Who Does it consists off the winner of Saturday night? I think if it's too in Alabama wins in two will looks great. Then he's going to get back in the running Joe Borough I. You can't win the Heisman on November ninth. But you can. Certainly I put a stamp on it although I is as soon as I said that Lamar Jackson Three years ago four years ago he won the Heisman September. By the time we got to December and should Shawn Watson came of age. It was almost too late so I think borough is is could be the biggest beneficiary of that game. Saturday I still. I don't think the people that vote in the heisman will go for chase young because a lot of these guys are acting like I'm twenty five but these are they are senior citizens of of senior status and they they will just resist voting for defensive player because they don't understand it So I yeah. I think it's still to be determined but borough is the guy that Even if even if is a close game still has a good shot. Paul Finebaum right here with Steven A.. ESPN RADIO IS PIN news on ESPN DOT COM. Right now the story. I haven't read the story yet. I just saw that just popped up on my screen and it was talking about coaches who are in support of extending the college. Let's football playoffs from four teams to additional teams. Obviously with do you stand on that. What's your belief system is completely behind it? And if you if you're not behind it you sit back tonight and tonight may not be the best example because it's quick the college football rankings. Show is going to be compressed because of basketball but when when you listen to the committee chair and then the Committee Executive Director Bill. Hancock tried to alibi what they do. And treat this as if they are the Supreme Court and they can't have any transparency. They turn people off on top of that Stephen. I am as a someone who swims in college football every day. I am deeply troubled about the game. It is is being squeezed by a couple of the NFL's always been dominant. But if you go back three or four years ago college. Football was the number two sport in America. I don't need to tell you it is now host the show every Wednesday night you talk about the NBA has outsmarted college football. They had just moved in. They've made it exciting. They made aided dramatic college. Football is boring. The first seven or eight weeks of the College Football Season I sat here with you and on your show and other shows and tried to sell a a bunch of crummy games. Because it's it started about about Clemson and Alabama it expanded but if you open that camp four more teams you bring the rest of the country and right now. The West Coast has been left out. the Midwest has been left out a couple of times In terms of the big ten and just in college football needs a sea change. Will you a C changed. Be Specific about what you think that changes by letting four more teams in you make it more exciting. It's not just about the elite. You you you give you give that puncher ensure that team with a punchers chance opportunity knocks somebody out. I mean why is a college basketball season so interesting in March it may not be all that interesting once we get through through tonight tonight is the best night we'll have until later in the season is because you you have Cinderella's there are no Cinderella's in college football and there really aren't and even even even some of the main main main teams don't get a chance you lose early game you're done for organs have very good football team. They had a a fifteen point lead against Auburn. They lost on the final possession of the game. They're gone. I've said they may not be gone. They're coming back but that shouldn't be. That shouldn't be the case. That doesn't what happened in any other sport. Do you think teams should be S- picked from different regions like when you look at the SEC. It is what it is but the big ten PAC twelve do you think I'm I'm not saying definitively all right let me just take team from this locale. Nothing like that. But if it's a formidable team let's say for example you got Ohio state you got. Lsu You got Alabama okay. But what if Oregon was in that top five. What if somebody like? That was obligated from along those lines in terms of attractive from a geographical perspective. Getting some some of those teams in the sort of elevate interest. Are you a proponent of that if you go to eight then I think the only way to get it passed would be to get the power five conferences and automatic berth. And then you you pick and choose after that But the my my problem with college football is primarily run by by five commissioners and Notre Dame. I don't don't know why Notre Dame gets a seat but they do and these people are so slow to change Steven A.. Just like with the way not to dig up last week's news but ah they still don't get it. They haven't seen the sea change moving across the country a by a year from tomorrow we need to have a resolution. How how about today? But they can't do it because they're bureaucrats. Were fresh out. My audience is memory as pertains to what you just brought up the NCWA being being a little bit late to the party for those. That may not remember you got to image and like play as being able to profit off of their name likeness to images etc etc.. The State of California led by Governor Gavin Newsom and state legislature their side and the law a player's ability to college student athletes ability to be able to do that and then the Ncwa jumped on bandwagon last week. A you said it was much ado about nothing about them. Joining the fray and jumping on the bandwagon. Why did you say that? Well I say that because they still haven't done anything that they have this August committee where they said we are asking the three tributaries of the NC AA to come up with a solution Lucien a year from now they just in passing the buck. That's what you you go down to this. The the Housing and Urban Development Cabinet Office and they said well. We'll take that under advisement. I mean they're not gonNA do anything until they until there's a lawsuit so that's what I mean by that and and I'm afraid that that college football they. They think they're doing well. Because People Watch the games and there there are there are the. They're not the attendance is I look around college. Football every week. Forget Alabama Lsu at Arkansas Mississippi State. Thirty five thousand people people in a seventy five thousand seat stadium. Television has has has been just Drag that bone dry and and I just don't think now listen. You can't just manufacturer stuff but I think the NBA model is worth looking at. You know what I'm going to defer to you but the NBA figured it Out A couple of years ago they have superstars. College football has superstars superstar coach but they it's such A. It's such a deluded product. When and you get games like last week clemson playing Wofford in the middle of the season are watching that game? But I will say this to you and just you and I are going back and forth. Not so much of a question more than a statement because you gave it to me. I think the NBA doesn't magnificent job of allowing personalities to elevate in China in the minds of people so people just gravitate and ingratiate themselves with the support they do so with the individual athletes representing it whereas the NC Aa delay may limit that on a part of the student athlete to some degree but one could make the argument the NFL kind of does it too. Because other than the few athletes athletes that are marketed. Everybody has their helmets on their show. The pads and the identity is relatively shielded and they're away from the audience the viewing public per se. So as a result of that. You don't get to ingratiate yourself with that audience and build your own marketing prowess. That's my answer your question the the NFL doesn't have after do very much. And even it seems to me the. NFL is doing things counter productive. You know why we have to be subjected to these London Games every Sunday morning. I never know. I don't know why we have games in London. Obviously not clear motive. I I am not crazy about watching the NFL at nine thirty on Sunday morning right and the NFL has to work hard to screw up with half a college. Football needs to work hard to improve it and I think in some argue. Well you're adding four more. That's not going to solve anything. No you're being inclusive and right now college. Football has has pretty much been about two schools. The last four years and that's not turning on the rest of the country Auburn right here with Steven A.. ESPN RADIO ESPN news. You know where I'm going. Let's get right to it. Ala Bama Roll tired about to go up against. Lsu Tigers is this the best shot LSU. She has a beaten Alabama in recent memory. Yes and I heard our good friend. Marcus earlier today say it will last year really wasn't a good shot. I I heard him say last year right it was. LSU's best shot it's it's a recurring thing with Lsu and I think this is a great Lsu team it it looks better but in tolls beat Alabama Stephen. They haven't I mean times. Have you seen this in sports. I mean we saw it with the warriors a couple years ago. We've Seen Lebron Lebron's we've seen it with a lot of places until they do it. I'm not going to believe it. And obviously the betting public doesn't buy it too is gone. I don't buy it. I mean the the line six and a half under neutral site with a slightly wounded quarterback Alabama store would be favored by feel. Go because people don't believe leave that. Lsu Can do it well let me ask you this question. Why do those who do believe it this year? What is it about? Lsu that has them feeling a bit differently differently this year. It's a combination of a couple of things. Let me start with Alabama. The defense is not elite. It's a very pedestrian defense by Alabama standards. I mean it's it's not ranked high I mean Alabama has had great defensive. They lost a couple of players early on including Dylan Moses. Who's the captain that hurt? LSU has has a quarterback that everyone believes is generational. We haven't seen anyone play this well but until he plays this well against Alabama. Emma I think the two of US will kick our feet up and go okay. Let's see what you can do against the champ. And there's just a little bit of a reluctance and as as much as I admire the coach that Oh sure on. He's been a lot of good schools but he hasn't beaten. Alabama has income close to beating Alabama unless miles took Alabama to overcome a couple years ago. He beat Alabama once a couple of times. This guy is not done and I know this is almost sounding like boxing thing for a second PUTT. Okay you're going to have to beat the guy and in that stadium in that setting with two weeks to prepare. How are you going to go against nick? Saban I'm looking at Joe Borough seventy eight point eight percent of his passes. He's completed thirty touchdowns four interceptions. I I can't imagine as great as those numbers are that Nick Sabin is going to let this guy beating which brings me to their running backs. How good are these guys guys? They're okay I mean they they are not I mean I. I would take Alabama and nausea heroin but to me the game is going I wanna be. We're forgetting I think the most important part of the game as Alabam. They've got four wide receivers. Stephen as you know you've talked to this team that are you. Could you might just grab a quarterback off of a Sandlot team and if he has any accuracy he probably going to be able to get the ball. All these guys pretty quickly I mean these are these are. NFL Wide Receiver. He's he's got four of them and I think another thing that a couple of little things are starting to happen. LSU lately lost divinity. Okay well who is he. He's a linebacker who's their best pass. Rusher leaving the school. Now as I mean nobody me those wall of a sudden the week of the biggest game of the year. He's taken a break. I need time away. I'll come on. I mean something's going on there and then we're not rumor mongering here but it's obviously something happened. Something I mean he just had the doors open. It's just not open this week as we get on the bus to get to go to the airport to go to touch. I'll tell you this much. If I was him I'd WANNA leave to. If you'RE GONNA wait till the biggest game of the year to suspend me. This is the biggest game I mean all you as a student wooded you can arguably say it might be the biggest game of my collegiate career considering that you have three or four years and now what Lsu is compared appear to what they were in the past. What Alabama is? This is the biggest game. I WANNA leave too. If I was out for Safran this gate a historical perspective. You know forget forgetting the playoffs in the and in terms of big college football games I would say if you go back through four years. When Ohio State Played Michigan that was an epoch game I I think he had two top four teams? ESPN maybe over hyped. It a little bit did a five hour game day. Yeah I guess I could have made it six two but that was the biggest game since since November. Third Two Thousand Eleven Stephen when these two teams matt is one versus two in Tuscaloosa. I've mentioned this to you before. I'm just going to the president's again. This is eleven right one game you Had Condoleeza Rice in the press box you had Bob Kraft and at the last minute. A guy decided he wants to fly down from Cleveland. Lebron James Drop by. They couldn't get them they. They couldn't even get them a box here. The sit in the club level with was just average average average millionaires right. I mean we're not talking about billionaires. I mean Bob Kraft had a box. It's Lsu Yeah Lebron had to show up. I guess I saw him there and a friend of mine was in charge of the hospitality. And he's I don't know what to do with this this guy. I mean we got a call like three o'clock today. Lebron James was coming and so we we I mean he was he was he was with his. You know his entourage and they didn't have anywhere to put them so they they told some people. We'll see you next week you're going. You're not sitting in the box tonight. That's how crazy it was there. Were they were a hundred thousand people inside the stadium. And you've been there what's called the Quad Tuscaloosa There were seventy thousand people in the quad watching on a big screen TV shitty. I've never seen anything like it. I don't know how big this will be with. Donald trump coming. It may not be as easy to suits just meander around. They're gonNA put the only person that could walk in there without a pass Saturday afternoon. Stephen Smith doubt I doubt doubt that poor five bar right here with yours truly so so you were. You made a lot of news this morning because you said this is an absolute must win for Alabama. Why why Okay L.? Let's say militias. They don't have a good win on the resume. They still have a trip to Auburn. But Aldridge got two losses. Likely have three because they play Georgia in two weeks. So Alabama's biggest win of the year. They beat Auburn would be over a three three loss auburn team. And by the way if Alabama beats him that's their fourth loss. Their best win is over a four loss auburn team and their second-best winners over a five loss at the time let's because Texas has to go to Georgia and Lsu lose both of those games so there that's it yet and they lost a home game and you're GonNa let I'm just. I'm usually a container. Even they look good. You're going to let them in the playoffs. Let me paraphrase phrase. You say because I've had to deal with you about this before. We got a long season. You said to be eleven you know what the hell what happened last year. You know what they're not a playoff team this year. You were talking about that weeks ago. Now you're telling me Paul Finebaum. They're of the belief that if Alabama loses his gain gene aloe Bama Roll. Todd Nick Sabin they lose this game. They're not going to be invited to the company will be on the precipice purpose. They'll need help and I don't want to sound like stat geeks. Okay but I'm going to give it. I mean there's only one coach in eight years of college football. Who has won the national championship without winning his own to this he's done it twice and the final jeopardy answer is Nick Sabin and these guys are smarter than some of the more objective? I should say maybe not smart more objective. Some people people driving around in Queens right. Now listen to Stephen a Smith but there's GONNA be a lot of hue and cry about it. Depends how stay wins out. Let's say breath Clemson wins out and Lsu wins out while who gets in. Wow you got penn state. Who could lose a narrow game? How state You Got Oregon out there with that last second law. Let's not something I have to entertain because his my thought process if the game went. LSU Lsu. I'd be worried about Alabama. I'm just not worried about them. Losing on their home turf in Tuscaloosa Alabama on their home turf. I just refused to believe. I believe I can't see that happening. I don't see that happening. I met with it because again I covered this every day. You pop in and out but average fans can almost remember when Alabama losers a home game Alabama lost a home game in two thousand fifteen to own. This won the national championship and the other two. They lost an epic game for Cam. Newton he brought them back from twenty four down in Twenty Ten and twenty twelve. Johnny Honey Menzel. Had the game of his life won the heisman trophy. That's a game. But he's forty five hundred lost three times at home since two thousand thousand ten so but all big aims yeah. They're all two heisman trophy winners and who knows while miss again with all that Said who you got. I'm leaning pretty heavily toward Alabama. I WANNA get down there. Friday make sure nothing nefarious to to walk around the hotel. Make sure I I. I'm not making a picking. I'm going to my room and there's two I'm not. I'm not committed so I see him now. Nick Sabin said that you know it'll be a game time decision. We all know he's lying about that. I will be playing. But if for any reason to a dozen play. You don't give Alabama channels game. But here's here's my big concern about tour if one of those guys from Lsu puts him down early in the game and he gets up and he's limping and all of a sudden there's they take him that little tent the athletic and there's the family which they're always there and that they ought to be got a lot of money that's right and I don't know if they know you're not playing and and then they're asking tourists taken place in the New York jets actioner for the Miami. Dolphins listen accumulate a big deal. Klay Thompson got hurt during the that'd be fun now he wasn't GonNa play anyway because clearly torn acl so he wasn't gonNA play but he was actually trying to go back out on the court and his daddy I- colleague Michael Thompson at seven. Ten diggle did you hear anything. Did you hear it. You're not going anywhere you could hear like this is not going to happen. His son was not going back out there. Okay now Kevin Durant didn't have that you see what I'm saying. You know you might have mom Tom. You buy two half brothers people like that but you have then you should have stopped hearing around. I wanted him to win the championship. I was thinking as long as he's fine. Let's go because if he was healthy they take Toronto out in five. Max Greater appreciate it. Thanks a lot always going to see what the great one Paul Finebaum you can check out his show. The the Paul Finebaum show every weekday three. PM Isa plus. You could catch more sports than a Saturday obviously Sunday morning. Because we don't see him after the Alabama Beats Lsu. I'm going with the tar role. Todd baby that's what I'm doing. Marcus Spears Ryan Clark. I'm sorry I'm sorry. I'm sorry Paul firebomb you could catch up. I'll be watching you and I'm a mess between you and Marcus because I'm not gonNA mess with you so much but I'm GonNa make sure include you when I'm trolling. Marcus appears all Saturday longest Augustine. Your body hated eight say. ESPN eight seven to nine. 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I WANNA get into sports of pugilists nature. Watch two fights Saturday night you you did a great great job although I would have liked to seen the main events for both fights This kid Montevideo Against Nate Diaz UFC UFC. Main event. Saturday night at the garden it could have sought it a little bit earlier. That's my only complaint about it The other is Kamilo Alvarez versus Sergei Kovalev which was on the zone. I would like to have seen that start a little bit early. And it's molly complain like Dams Dan one o'clock in the morning. One of those fights ended. But I will tell you this. Mazda is the real deal Lot of heart lot lot of talent Great for the sport. I think that he's the one guy. John that has the potential to replace Conor McGregor as a showman because he can take a punch he comes to fight a lot harder in backing up and I give him a lot of respect a lot of credit for that and he deserves it in the case of Canelo Alvarez. I'm incredibly disappointed with Kovalev I understand CANELO. Alvarez is a bad boy. I love Nilo Alvarez. He's the real deal That was a knockout. He put that brother to sleep. I with the left Hook with the straight trait right to finish him off. If if if the ropes weren't there Kovolev would've fell right through it ringside fell out of the damn ring. Here's my my problem. How the hell does Kamilo Alvarez move up two weight classes? And he's clearly the stronger. Fighter Kovolev looked weak as hell. No muscle definition whatsoever was throwing a jab never through his right hand even even when he threw punches they will week punches clearly devoid of the power. We have seen Kovalyov have throughout his career. Kovolev was a knockout artist. He went after people. Yes all right to get hobbled by Andre Ward who beach with those body size. But we're talking about an undefeated champion and Andre Ward. Who by the way? Hey not only is an undefeated champion but now retired. But a natural light heavyweight so canal Alvarez Alvarez Kamilo Alvarez moved up from well to way to super welterweight to junior middleweight to middleweight to supermiddleweight way to light heavyweight and he's the stronger fighter. I mean Kobe I had more definition. Cova live just nothing there. It's like the man who do a push up in his damn life. It was it was. It was the presidency. He looked weaker throughout the entire fight. Great eight analysis by the Great Teddy Atlas. By the way 'cause he absolutely was right about that point. And I'm sad to see Canot Alvarez moving up to the light heavyweight division because the only person that I would wanna see against is the guy who's retired and Andre Ward. I wouldn't wanNA see Cova Canova's against anybody else. There's nobody else in. The light heavyweight visit excites me. I could be role and I'm not trying to get out burns. You know anybody else jumping on me now. Following the way classes that intimately Lisa they would know better than me. I'm just saying terms of name recognition. I don't there's nothing for me to get excited about Deontay. Okay wilder against their monster crews I. I can't wait for that fight on the twenty third but when you look at the other fighters within any every way division Andy Ruiz it was supposed to be. I mean when when you when you just look at it you were supposed to be Anthony. Josh were against wilder. But now we've learned. We don't want Josh. Were in that room a ring with deontay wilder because he can't take the right hand. It's kind of depressing. It really is Tj. Are you love. See where there was up. Initially I was GonNA talk about how the entire state of New Orleans is dominating football But since we're talking about Alabama. Lsu You just want to let you know how wrong you are about Lsu. They have the front runner for the heisman trophy their wide receivers or impeccable and in their those wide receivers that better than Alabama's man. Come on Bugaboo listen. The game is played out of Bro. We don't know I'll be the first of all. Let me relieve of your stress. I don't know I don't know. I only watch Alabama about two games that she only watch. Lsu wants so you got okay. So I'll defer a no problem argue argue with you. I'm just telling you what I believe. Okay 'cause I rolled the todd until proven otherwise explained nobody nobody try. LSU number one in the country and they're running back is better than just okay. Paul Finebaum said okay all right. We'll see Saturday. You'RE GONNA call me Monday. I'll call you okay. I'll be looking for your call. Thanks a lot. Let's go to see you live with Stephen. Hey what's up Stephen. A pleasure to talk with you. I want to address Quickly the two so called pass interference in non pass interference calls in the giants. Cowboys game. the first one where the receiver for the giants Ingram was clearly interfered with they appealed it. And of course the officials they're never going to overturn their own judgement calls in the second one where this Phantom Pass interference call on Amari Cooper the back John Baker and they go back and review. Then there's there's clearly no pass interference but they're never gonNA over turn that number one When the first one occurred the giants are only eight points down as they go and score a touchdown point extra point? I actually have a chance to win the game. I doubt that they would have but And the other one just ended up after the big play by As you kill Oh they came was basically over but I think they ought to get rid of this Reviewing of these parents Kohl's if they're going to do that these refugees surrogate to ever admit that they can't because sometimes it goes to the booth. And it's not about the referees in the call they don't get to decide whether it's overturned the not. It goes upstairs in their room by higher authority in some instances so I don't think you can go by that. Okay well that's not the judgment calls. They the ones that made Nicole out on the field or the ones that decide or maybe not. I don't know anyway. You need to get rid of that. Because it's just a waste of time they're never going to overturn it. Appreciate it man. Thank you so much it eight say. ESPN edited seven to nine. Three seven. Seven six back with Stephen a Smith show to close out the show with your calls in the minute. Don't Judge The Dallas Stephen a radio news. Hey thanks for listening to laughter permitted. 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And what he was able to do even though he left some troubles residue behind what he was able to do since Jimbo Fisher left Came Up Short plain simple. They had to make a replacement. But I have no idea if the individually ditching talk about what his qualifications are. And I'M NOT GONNA lie to you and pretend that I do all right. Sounds I was GONNA take it. Easy Clarisa Lavis even they. What's up? What's up Steven first of all I want to give props or processed? Do you keep doing your thing. 'cause you get my man Second thing on talk about manage the Eagles Philadelphia Eagles fan alike men. We don't have run a game already and DJ go deep threat to open up the run game. Then we don't have him think Antonio Brown is I mean I know he's worth it but I mean worth the Katie. Listen listen listen to the bottom line. His bottom line is he ain't worth much right now. But that's actually what makes them worth it because there's little risk to you now. There's a lot of people out there don't believe you should be allowed back in the NFL. And I agree with that and obviously the NFL could elect to suspend them the the second team signs of they don't have to do that right now because no team has picked him up but in the event that something like that gets passed over and he's eligible to actually play on the football field. I think I think that when you watch these receives for the eagles dropping passes left and right you gotta get yourself another receiver right. Hey Steven appreciate appreciate it man. Thank you appreciate the call. Thank you so much. Let's go to tyrone. You'll obvious even Tiro. Hey Steven A.. I love what you do my brother. Thank you go right I hit media. ESPN talking about the jets. The bengals the bears the giants Miami. Why are the media? Talking about the The Falcons Poli and bad they are and how to get rid of That plan that that's actually a very valid point. 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"The Paul finebaum show podcast is brought to you by the new Capital One saver card. Earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment two percent on grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. What's in your wallet? The pride passion and patron tree of college. Football leaves Keer is the Paul finebaum show. Our one podcast and happy Thursday, America. How's it going? It has been an incredible week. This is Tony Barnhart sitting in for Paul finebaum Paul is on a summit. He will be back in this chair tomorrow. And yeah, did I mention it's been an incredible week. I mean, think of folks think about what has happened in this week on Monday, we celebrated Tiger Woods and winning. The Matt at Augusta and all the spring football that had happened in Tuesday. Rick Barnes, ruffled a few feathers talking about how he almost went to UCLA instead of the bout and then yesterday yesterday, in my opinion, and I'm going to talk about this and just a little bit yesterday was one I believe as a consumer one of the best days of the Paul finebaum show ever. When the guys came on the air. I was in South Carolina meeting. We'll must. Camp. And I wanted to get to Charlotte and time to watch the show I got there. And when the show started they knew one thing the crew new and Paul knew one thing. And that was the fact that it looked like Joe alita was out over the course of the next four hours the staff here, and of course, Paul work that story by the time. They went off the air at seven o'clock, they had evolved story and LSU had a new athletic record. And Scott Woodward. It was a virtuoso performance, and it was made official day, Scott. We'll leaves Texas A and M where he had built an incredible future dynasty at looked like with JIMBO Fisher and bust, William buzz Williams. And then he decided he's a Baton Rouge guy. Family lives in embattled rooch, he has a on the Ellen the quarter it has there. And so this was the statement that he released today returning home to the LSU family to lead the department of athletics is an incredibly humbling and exciting Woodward said. At the state university has been part of my life or more than five decades. Remember he worked there. Back in the early two thousands. And I know and I am brace the high expectations of tiger nation. We will win championships. And we will do it the right way representing LSU with pride and dignity. Every step of the way. I wanna thank president Alexander for the opportunity of a lifetime. And I cannot wait to get started. Go tigers. This is kgo talkable of it later. These are the highest paid S eighties in the SEC. You see the list there starting with Gregg burned down. The Ray Tanner. I did see one less where Scott Woodward was somewhere in the early in the low nine hundred range, but you can see what the what the price is right now. And there's going to there wasn't discussion coming out of Texas AM that you know, this guy probably should have been rewarded before. Now for what he did. I mean, not only JIMBO Fisher, not only buzz Williams four hundred and fifty million dollar upgrade to Cal feel. It was a shot to Texas A and M and later on in the show, we will have somebody, and we will talk about that issue. So where does LSU an LED where do they go from here, and what's going to happen to a Texas AM? It's going to be interesting LSU has got the guy they want. What's going to happen there? We're going to be talking to add and written burger Berg later in the show. All right. And here we are. And again, like I say Paul we'll be back in this chair tomorrow after after doing yeoman's work yesterday. I sent him a note last night and told him so he was very appreciative about that. But I wanna bring for a moment. I want to go to a mand Daniel Bramlett, and of course, producer Mark kubiak. Hey, you guys let me tell you one thing. I haven't watched every show in the last five years of of you guys. Doing the finebaum show. I wrote John Hayes a note to note to this effect for what this show is supposed to do. Show yesterday was an all time or if not the best is one of the best you guys have ever done. Wow. That's I pray is. Thank you. Tony with the show should be a place where you get your SEC news on everyday three seven so in stories like this. It's nice that I wasn't here. John was in there, and John just obviously John dang it all the credit, but they developed the story mostly me and mostly and you guys can develop it in take it through. And that's right with the show is an entertainment show. But we also have a journalistic. Journalism is and all of our DNA. So we do like to you know, anytime we get a story like that that we can follow an advance throughout the course of the show. It's really you're feeling. So glad you enjoyed it. And hope a lot of listeners, by the way. So this show needs to be better than yesterday. So that's that's on you for the rest. That's right. Well, he'll look here's the deal. Find bomb is an old newspaper reporter, and when stuff like this happens those newspaper jeans, they sort of kick in they really do. And you could see that all over the place that Paul was having a blast just chasing that story. So so the question now becomes what's going to happen at Texas AM what's going to happen to LSU? Let's take LSU. All right LSU. Scott Woodward comes into a situation there where again if you wanna call eight five five two four to seven to eight five eight five five to four to seven to eight five, and we'll be here for the next four hours want to get that in we love to have you call. But let's start with LSU LSU is going to be a fascinating thing to watch. Because not only is. Is it or is your on there? They're expecting big things from football. But what's going to happen to the will wait situation as he goes into that is will Wade going to be the coach a year from now. I have my doubts. I think Paul has his doubts too. But to walk into there. And I think the LSU people feel that would Scott Woodward. They're going to get a handle on that. Let's go to Texas. Am what's going to happen at Texas AM now again later in the show, we're going to have Olin Buchanan techs, eggs dot com. And I listened to a podcast that they did this morning. I tell you what the LSU people they are not happy. They're not happy in the least they they're upset because they're losing their athletic director. But they're also part of it is is it happened. All of a sudden, I mean yesterday by the time the Joel Eva thing broke before they got off the air of these guys got off the air yesterday. It was a pretty much a done deal. The key was getting Billy Lucci from Texas dot com, and the Texas M people are going, wait a minute. We got an athletic director who's done everything. We've asked him to do. He's gotten he's gotten football coach that we wanted. He got the basketball coach we wanted. We've got the best facilities in the country. And now all of a sudden out of the under the darkness of night. It seems like he's going to LSU. He's going back home. I believe guys. Again, we bring you guys back. I believe there was reverse engineering going on here. I believe the Scott Woodward made himself available and then when he made himself available, then they broke the news to Joe Aleve. Joe? This is the guy we want, and it ain't you as an alumni. And when you have an alumni who wants to be back at the university, regardless of how well he's done it Washington text saying that opportunity only comes up once in a while. So if that is the case, then go on Scott for taking advantage in looking at the scenario and making it work for him. I think it's like you say Tony a lot of times these stories are reversed the ending is decided than they figured out the plot points to get there. So I think you're probably right. Well, and in a story, let's let's add one. More twists showing one more twist what if two years from now three years from now, Scott Woodward needs a new football coach what's going to happen. Then I promise you guys before I went to bed last night. I got two phone calls from two different friends who follow this stuff closely. And they said Texas AM they got to be nervous. They got to be nervous about losing, JIMBO Fisher. I think there's there's a the seventy five million really good reasons why JIMBO Fisher stays where he is. But again, if you're if you're Texas saying, you got to say is there another is there another shoe to be dropped that we don't know about. And I think we're gonna talk about this story all day long. Again, if you wanna give us a call eight five five two four to seven to eight five here's the lineup for today that we're going to have. And again, they've done a great job. Putting the list together Gus malzahn? I went to see him a couple of weeks ago and just talking about all the issues at Auburn incredible schedule whether they're going to do at quarterback, we'll have him Adam written. Berg pinned a good piece. This morning really looking at the whole thing from both perspectives Olin Buchanan from tex- dot com now he and Billy Lucci cover, Texas. Am better. And finally at the end of the day. We're going to limit lighthearted. My man, Mark slave off the SPN and ESPN dot com. We'll go talk about a lot of things. But we'll talk about that Georgia. Florida. Ravi is Florida starting to close the gap on Georgia a little bit. So we shall see wish you say, all right? We want your calls at eight five five two four two seven two eight five we're gonna take a break. This is Tony Barnhart sitting in for Paul finebaum. This is the Paul finebaum show suck -nology truth. Brought to you by code. Truth. You think you can solve any problem by tuning computer all end on him. And it's something we'll do that. Now just need to turn it off and on. No problem it smoking. Yeah. That's means to reboot truth. It's so easy to switch and save on car insurance at geiko dot com. And Nelson fire happens all the time. It's all good. Geico. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. But pride passion and patterns re of college. Football leaves Keer still. The Paul finebaum show. Our one podcast. All right. We welcome everybody back, and we are here again to take your calls at eight five five two four two seven two eight five one. Oh, we start out. Well, let's start out in the great state of Texas met in San Antonio good afternoon. Matt how are you? Mattie, willis. Matt is not with us. Matt call us back. We'll try let's go to run run run your own with Tony Barnhart Goni. Yes, sir. Two and two always equal four. You know, I barely barely got through freshman algebra, Georgia. But I think you're right on that run. And when you said, reverse engineering. I call Paul show. Monday. I believe after. The will wait announcement was made that he was going to be exonerated and come in the back. And the reason I called I didn't talk because I was on hold for so long, but I had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. That they were going to come after Scott Woodward, right? Call Paul yesterday in the first hour. And broke to him some news about what Luke was saying Billy Lucci. Yup. And and how they were going after Scott Woodward. And you know, it's a done deal. It's all over with that ship is sailed. I wish him the best because he did a wonderful job for us. And I completely understand him wanting to go back. Well, it really go Rondo she's it's really about a chance. It's really about a chance to go home. And it's it's obviously he's gonna make a good salary. That's that's not the issue. The issue was the chant was a chance for him to come home. And he knew this might be the only time that job would be open in the future. Because it looked like Joel liba was out. No matter what it would go ahead. Joe alita was set up is what it looked like to me. And once they have their man, they could go ahead and do what they wanted to do. They can you know, that's chess. That's now. No, right. You're you're I totally agree with what you're doing. It's like I said when I said, reverse engineering, that's the way it happened. We're we're we're not gonna let Joe Aleve. Go until we've got our guy and tell you nobody has. Firmed that to me. But it that's the only thing that makes sense in the timing of it makes sense. So here's here's the question. What went to makes four to two makes Iran. Let me tell you act crazy. This was yesterday. I know somebody who worked within two hundred foot of Scott's office AM. And before I call this show texted him too bad. Scott's gone. And this person said water you talking about. At five forty nine. They called me and said how far do you live from? That's any of them. And I said one hundred miles, and they said how could you know, when I didn't. That's how hush hush. All this was kept. No it was. It was totally yesterday. Iran was one of the great days. Now that only the show it was just it was just a fascinating process to watch it really unfold. And again by the time these guys got off the air at seven o'clock eastern time yesterday, the whole thing had played out in front of it's credible. Ryan, I do appreciate it covers. Here's my question. No guy. Kudos to Scott kudos to LSU. Where do we as aggies? Go next. Yep. And that's that's what we do. We hire next. You have a suggestion. I don't know. But I know because I got to study it I will say this. There are more good athletic directors out there than ever before. They're great ones. But you gotta bring one in who understands the SEC who understands the competitive nature of this league. Who understands how difficult it is weekend. And we I mean what what a great situation for a new AD Ron think about it. You come in with all the facilities you need. You don't have to go on a building spree. You've got your football coach locked in. You've got your basketball coach locked in. You've got the most some of the most incredible fans in the world who support the program. It's not like you've got to come in and rebuild anything. It's all here. There will be a line out the door of. People who want this job. So, but it's incumbent on us to get it right there. Ain't there ain't no doubt about that? Ron I appreciate it. I'm going to scoot now and get to another call. Thank you. All right. Let's go to Harry in New Orleans, Harry. Hey, tony. How you today? I'm doing great. What's what's what's the mood in New Orleans? What's that? What's the mood in New Orleans? Well, I'm not in LSU fan. But I have a lot of friends who all and one question. Nobody made thought of when this thing hol started circulating about coach weight. And then mister Leila is that people are starting to wonder before the Texas A and M news came out yesterday. But the athlete director would coach Kennedy have a chance to get the LSU job? So I I don't know how to take that. But do you think because coach Kennedy left while wish gentlemen, would was at tech San that? They'd be any chance of coach Kennedy getting LSU up to a place. Wait. I don't I don't know. Because I you know, it's a tough. It's a tough situation with Billy Kennedy. They will be again, a no shortage of that. But I don't I don't know how you would know more about Billy Kennedy than I would like him like him a lot. I'm just not sure what the way that. It ended a Texas of is that is that going to be the direction the Scott would go may because of a prior relationship. It's a fair question. I just don't know the answer to it. It's it's quite a question. And I guess many people would think no there's no chance of him getting a job because on the I guess corker called let him go. But you know, we never know it may have been, you know, more than half like director, and we'll find out real soon. I guess on it. But I'm joining the show, and I look forward to spend the rest of the show with you here. I appreciate your call. Let's go to T N t in that tone. Rooch TNT in town route Tony Barnhart. How are you? Sir. I Joey your when you host the show. I think you do good job. And thank you, you you convey a affair figure. Okay. Reshape that. Yeah. The rhetorical question. At the beginning of the show was what does this mean fail issue? What is I'm gonna list of bunch of things going if you'll oblige me. And then if you want to discuss or want to cut me off after that go for TNT, unless you know, I've got about ninety seconds. So go for it. Okay. Well, I'll go quick it means that LSU serious about cleaning house hosted leva, I'll own it. You know, the Devakula's under a path like director. But it's clown class locking laughing stock stuff it was not illegal and his lack of backbone enabled the culprit and stay tuned on that one LSU's power ethic put their collected five down and simplest that enough. And one. Revisit my original statement. It's not done. There's more work to be done. We know about double standards at LSU and in our department in our athletic department, and in the conflict, and you don't have to tell them on that we didn't need another layer of double standards impose a phone is program by our incumbent previous athletic director. We were hitting ourselves on the thumb with with the hammer. Eight AM to survive. They've got the sad dot Woodard. A Woodward is an LSU, man. It's a lot like the eight would saying him lost their Brian the bar, and he proclaimed, mama call. That's all it is. It's our turn. Okay. Tony. It is LSU's turn to have some excitement. Basically, we got rid of an activated directly who probably didn't even life delicacy, but LSU paid him. Well, if day week, oh an. We chose an AU who loved LSU. All right. Tell you. I appreciate you insane. I got I got to scoot. We gotta get to our break. And this is Tony Barnhart sin. Paul finebaum Gus malzahn, the head coach at Auburn is next Tony arts in in. We'll be right back. But pride passion and patterns re of college football leaves Keer. He's the Paul finebaum show, our one podcast and with that. We welcome in our next guest who would love to have number twenty four back in the lineup at full speed, coach Gus malzahn coaches, Tony Barnhart, how're you doing? Hey, doing Drake down what it would be nice to have twenty four back like the days. Would it not? Yeah. There's no doubt. You know? He he was a special player. He's a special coach. I mean that's first time. I saw that piece and he's just had outstanding spring or players really embraced him and really looking forward to next season. Because let's let's go through spring out. I was I was with you a couple of weeks ago, and obviously any conversation you have about Auburn football starts at the quarterback position. Joey Gatewood Bonex both had good springs. Where did you leave with those guys? You don't name a star? You don't have to name a star at this time of year. But where did you leave with those guys after the spring where I think the spring game all four played well, and I thought that was incurring. So you know, anytime you got four guys you feel I can run the offense. That's great the challenges, narrowing it down. And we got great information during the spring matter of fact, we're in the process of meeting with our quarterbacks and talking that through and we will have some kind of order. We're not going to name a starter this spring it'll go into fall camp, but we will narrow down and we'll probably do that in the next couple. Days. You know, we were talking earlier about about the running back position booby Whitlow didn't quite get to a thousand yards. You'd had a thousand yard rushers at Auburn for nine straight years. I know that's a priority to be able to run the ball when you want to run the football. How how did that go? 'cause I knew that was that in the improvement of the offensive line was a big priority in spring. Yeah. You know, be Whitlow and Cam Martin. I mean, those two guys had great springs DJ Williams, the freshman also had a very good spring. But, you know, booby starting with him a guy that hadn't played a lot of running back until last year. He was kind of learning on the run and this spring. I mean, you can tell he's really stepped up more comfortable, of course, came. Martin's been our number two guy the last three years. So, you know, and then the offensive line like you were talking about we have all five starters back. They're all seniors. They were really the bright spot was far spring. Oh, so you know, when you're able to run the football in this league effectively opens everything else up key injuries at receiver last year. Played a big. Pardon in that. It looks like you're in terms of depth in terms of talent. You've got the guys back that you need. Yeah. We think so got enough stove back. And of course, you had a good spring game too. And we'll Hastings we'll be back along with anti sports, which is running track. So with the guys that we had go through spring with those guys, you know, we feel like we've got a good group of receivers. Well, I want to ask you about the defense, particularly the defensive defensive line. You know, everybody talks about you recruiting class in December. And all that, but some of your best recruiting it looks like came with getting those defensive guys to hang around. Yeah. It was definitely the best recruits. We got you know, Derrick Brown Morlin Davis, Nick cold decided to come back, and we feel like we're going to have one of the best defensive lines all college football. And you know, the thing about those three is really felt like they improved in the spring in their leadership their confidence their experience a really set the tone for really not just the defense. But the rest of the team you and I. About this. Last time, we visited a playcalling something that you've been very candid that you enjoy doing. It's been a big part of your career you've decided to resume calling the plays. And people have asked me says, well, why hadn't he always call the place. This is something that you really based on our commerce something you really enjoy. There's no doubt. I mean, that's who I am football coach at my core and real excited to get back out there and work with the offense put offense together, this spring was very refreshing, you know, in this business. This topic job you live and learn and two and a half years ago decided to step back and let the peop- call plays. But you know, I'm really excited. The bowl game was a lot of fun in this spring was and really looking forward to calm place in the fall. So when you when you when you say goodbye to your team, and you sort of let them go into the off season off season conditioning, and all those kind of things what was your message to them. Because this is this is an Auburn team. I have heard from a lot of different. People. You know, feel good about this position that position if if if the quarterback situation falls into place like Auburn hopes it does it could be a good year. Is that kind of the way you sit. Yeah, we had a team meeting the other night, you know, just talking about accomplishing our spring goals. And where we're at as a team, we feel very good about where rather team and really probably more from a leadership standpoint and experienced damn point. And and you to set it. I mean, it's going to be about, you know, who we put out there starting quarterback, you know, to be able to play effectively, and you know, right now, it's going to be an expert inexperienced guy. I mean, that's just the way it goes. But a really like our choices, and I feel confident we'll put it out there that will be ready to play. Well, I was gonna ask about this. I mean, everybody in the SEC plays a pretty tough schedule. Alva plays a pretty tough schedule. Coach. Yeah. Yeah. We've we opened up with Oregon, obviously, you know, there'll be a top ten team. And then you. Kind of go down. This kind of who we go to Texas AM, Mississippi State at home. Then of course, at Florida. We I've not been to Florida before every time we played Florida's been here. And then of course, the second part of our schedule is really unbelievable with the with the road game to LSU. And then of course, we in with Alabama Georgia. So you don't think it's five from what are the other day? It's five top ten teams. I think six in the top twelve so we'd put that schedule probably up against anybody. All right, coach, malzahn, appreciate you times. Good be with you. Thanks for having me. All right. That is coach Gus malzahn. Let's take a call. Let's go to line three who we got west western Augusta west. This is Tony how you doing? Good. Tony. How you doing? I'm doing great. Hey, I just wanted to say, you know, I'm a big Auburn fan. And I gotta say, you know, especially after hearing coach talk, you know, I'm excited for this year's team. I really am. I know there's a lot of question marks. But I think this is young and hungry team. I mean, I think our defense is going to be good just to see stated or de lines to be. I think talk in the country, you know, we'll high out there. Kevin steele. Always keep that defense looking good. Then as far as our offense goes, I think willows gonna set up. I think we back in two thousand yard rusher. You know, I had this much excitement for team in a while, the honest, you know, there's so many question marks, and it makes it exciting and a lot of ways. And you know, I'm confident, you know, in our in our future at quarterback between Knicks and and Joey I mean, I'm there's a lot of excitement on this year's team. And you know, I really think they're going to step up to the plate. I think people are going to be surprised, and I really am. But I was gonna say, you know, all these coaches, I'm really excited about coaching south this year, you know, with Cadillac coming back and. You know, I really think there's gonna be a lot of pencil this team. I wanna hear your thoughts on them. Well, I think I think there couple of keys west distant talking to people that Auburn they were really disappointed in the offense of line. They knew they might struggle a little bit. Now, all those guys are coming back. They've got to be better as somebody explained to me. They gotta be better because they can't possibly struggle as much as they did year ago. So that's key number one. Number two. I I like both quarterbacks obviously, Bo nicks is a legacy Joey Gatewood is so athletic. You know, he's not he's he's not Cam Newton. Okay. But he is a big athletic quarterback. And they've gotta get the run portion of the offense bat running quarterback back into it. You know, you could tell last year with Jarrett stidham, obviously has an NFL arm. But there are times when the quarterback has to run the ball or you're playing ten on eleven I'm anxious to see how a mouse on put that aspect of the game back in is that the way you see it. Now, I was gonna say, you know, and I don't mean to blame anyone. But you. In some ways. I think stood them holding the ball. Too long definitely made her offense of wine, you know, shorter more than they really needed to in a lot of ways. That's why I think having a little bit mobility at quarterback this year will actually you'll see a lot of improvement. How the line, and I was really surprised with the Knicks athleticism in the spring game. I don't even think he could move as well as he did he can move. So I often confidence in him. I know, you know, he's a freshman by we'd have to see. I mean, I really am excited. And then you know, the other two quarterbacks lead good. I don't think chords, you know, ready to take a starting job yet. But the other two are really good. I'm not, you know, taking them out of the discussion for taking that. Sorry job either. All right. Wes, I appreciate your call and call next time. Okay. All right. We gotta take you bring. We will be back. We're here to take your calls at eight five two four to seven to eight five eight five five two four to seven to eight five. This is Tony Barnhart sitting in for Paul finebaum. We will. The pride passion and Patrie of college. Football leaves Keer is the Paul finebaum show. Our one podcast. Welcome everybody back. We're here to take your calls at eight five five two four to seven to eight five got a full show today after big yesterday. Let's go to Dan. In LSU, Dan about the Louisiana, but LSU, Dan is Tony Barnhart. How are you? County. A big fan of yours is to pirated talented, you mop, the pleasure is all mine. So what? So what do you think Scott when going LSU? Well. I think it's gonna be great for LSU. You know, it seems like he's he's done everything. Right. So far, I'm excited about it. You know, I'm going to ask you a couple of things about that. Sure. Do you think Scott words, first priority will be fire will way? As say, well, I think he's first priority is figuring out. What what the situation is? Because we don't know what the situation is all we know is he was suspended until he talked to the tail LSU and their investigators, and lawyers which he's now done and been reinstated. We don't know what's going to happen with the NCWA. We don't know what's going to happen. When the FBI we don't know if he's going to be asked to testify in this trial or not, and none we don't know any of those things. And so Scott Woodward has got to come to campus and figure it out. I think the thing's gonna take a while to play out. And then once he's got the information he'll figure it out whether or not a change needs to be made. What else you got? Well, I was just thinking couple of things and and as probably premature but. You know, I think I really think we'll way is kind of. He's he's kinda heard LSU in a way, do you? Well, the question how how you define hurt. I mean ev- every listen everybody, Dan, everybody in this process has done. What's been legally required of them? Okay. Finally. We'll Wade got on got on board and LSU is not. I don't think they're in a position to fire him now because he's complied with his with his part of his contract, which means which says you get you got compl- ply and talk to the lawyers. So I think you gotta let it play out. It's never good. When one of your coaches is mentioned in possible illegality or possible. Incidentally, rules, breaking but you, but you've got you've got to let it play it. You don't have enough information. And what you do if you're LSU. I think now they're going to sit there and let it play out and then make a decision. Well, you know, I believe. Scott order, would you are would would do the right thing. I really do. And I agree with you. Hey, dan. I've gotta run. I appreciate you guys. And you push it to come. Let's go to Matt in San Antonio Mattis. Tony barnhart. How are you? Under the Berne. Look, I'm worried about just got everything he'd gone now, as you know, I agree. One hundred percent what happened if he goes the JIMBO Fisher two three years from now. 'cause what happened is Hugh coach can't win and championship there. And we lose JIMBO Fisher L is Hugh. It's gonna put us in advance issue with because deputies right down the road in Austin. An is looking at the chops to see what happened JIMBO Fisher in what kind of athletic director. We get mill. I think this is a fascinating part of this story. Now, it's easy to say why it's not going to happen right away. And I don't think it is going to happen right away. Okay. It around here. Away with ten in three last year. Okay. And they they lose a terrible seven overtime game to Texas AM where they're sitting there at at eleven wins. And they you know, they have they've they've improved their offense by bringing in either leave by bringing in Joe Brady from from the saints. So I think they're going to be a pretty good football team. So you got to let this, but but man, I will say this about your spot on in this regard. I get two phone calls last night. I'm Charlotte spending tonight here in Charlotte. I get two phone calls last night. I said how long is it gonna take for Scott Woodward to go after JIMBO Fisher? And so people are. I why he left he did a lot for this university of him. I kind of respect. Why he is the session. But on the same time, I'm disappointed that he left. Well, I can understand that. But here's here's the deal when you get a chance to go. I think and I have talked to Scott what the press conference is not till next week. I I'm just telling you what I believe what I believe is that the the he Scott Woodward knew that the opportunity might come up, and I believe he made himself available. I believe he hired before Joel Leyva was let go, and I believe that's the way that this thing worked, and I you can't blame him regardless of wall. I want to leave but I like to questions for Daytona Brard. How do you what did you think of the spring football game in our secondary for this? You're coming football season. I'm sorry. You talking about LSU's football team, Texas stadium. Smart Baltic team are secondary last year. It was pretty bad this year, the things get better. I Don that I think they're going to get better. I really do. I I've got I don't know if you saw it. I've got LSU finishing second in the division. A lot of people would disagree with that. I think they're going to be significantly improved. And they're gonna again things seem to happen. The second year for whatever reason, I think the system gets in. They get people get more comfortable. I think the fact that killing mind is back. The defence is I think absolutely gonna get better. Now got a brutal schedule gotta go to Clinton and schedule. Very brutal. You know? But but you know, what everybody's got that. Hey, Matt, I'm gonna run take one more call. Appreciate you calling. Okay. Okay. All right. Let's go to Ernie in Tennessee, Ernie. It's Tony Barnhart. How are you today? Ever spoken to you. Tony. Listen to you a lot in your very nose. We'll person I have a I have an appreciate your time. And I have a question. I know my Georgia BULLDOGS are doing pretty good then recruiting well and since Kirby has took over and and doing a really good job. But it seems we're we're still. Thanks in Alabama are still probably ahead of us in recruiting even though we have great recruiting classes, and we're right there in the mix, but we can't seem to get over that hump because destitute obstacles in the way of us. Went in Nashville tip is here are well. There's no question that those those of the top two teams right now. But what Ernie? Here's what you can't do. You can't get hung up on one two and three if you've got one of the top three or four recruiting classes in the country, you're doing fine after that point. It's all about coaching them up. And when you get to the big game find a way to win. It Georgia has obviously been right there. Okay. They've been right there knocking on the door and his ilk coats said if you keep knocking on the door sooner or later, your gonna kick the sucker down. Okay. So I I believe that's where Georgia's right now. The job is going to have a really good team and got Notre Dame coming to their place. Hey, thanks for calling. I appreciate it. Ghana? Call us again next time. So we are here. Seventy for Paul finebaum. We won't your. Ause at eight five five two four to seven to eight five. We have got a full show today. We've got one hour in the books is always a whole lot of fun. Tony Barnhart sent here for Paul finebaum. This is the Paul finebaum show. See you.

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I love having them on a lot as well but even better in person my buddy the one and only Paul Finebaum now for the south check out his radio show every weekday afternoons noon three PM by the way Paul Finebaum right next to me how you doing buddy doing great and it's always always good to see you. Let's get right into it before we even get into on the field play Ohio Ohio. State Athletic Director Smith spoke out against the what they're labeling the pay for play thing that California just passed where athletes are are allowed to make money off their own names not necessarily get paid by the universities or anything like that but if you've got the marketing situation working for you and you can find a way to monetize your brand per se of beyond the playing field goal foot your reaction to all of that now that it's official and Gavin Newsom when on Lebron James Shop inside this in the law. I think it's significantly important development. It's in from where I sit the right move a necessary move move and I think some of the criticism has been justified so yesterday we're draymond green called the NCAA dictatorship would probably gone a little farther. They have been running a college athletics in a very top down way very unfair way for way too long and you know give them Ron Credit. Lebron's presence here Stephen. I think is perhaps the most significant thing because a lot of people don't understand the minutia although this one's pretty easy to understand this Susan pay for play its likeness profiting and other ways but by Lebron getting on board a lot of people who don't really understand it who are on the fence are GonNa go. I wanted to be part of that and you yeah sometimes athletes can use their their influence in the in the wrong way. I think this time Lebron has it right and the NCWA has been exposed exposed in many ways as a fraudulent organization that only cares about itself. It only cares about making more money from themselves. In why can't a player regardless Oh shit how good or how good he is or where he plays or where she plays make a few bucks the boss of the Presidency Double Lame Stamina has spoken out against this as as well he thinks this will be incredibly detrimental to the NCWA your reaction what he has had to say about it well I mean I quit paying close attention to Marc mark years ago when he violated the bylaws by by just making a PR stunt in in pretty much shutting the Penn State programme down listen. I am not defending what happened Penn State. That's not the issue issue has had nothing to do with. NCW bylaws and he just followed the put his hand up in the air felt the wind blowing against them and just came down with this committee and the NCW has very little influence ruins over college football they lost that thirty five years ago and a Supreme Court case the only thing they control is the NC double a basketball tournament and enforcement. I mean they do legislate and to me. This is a move that is long overdue in the sense to why why can't an athlete makes money. We're not talking about Zion Williamson money. These athletes are going to make the money anyway in the probably make me under the table as we sit this this this will benefit a lot of people who just simply went to college and quite frankly struggle to get by Stephen there. There's there's a danger. There's an underbelly underbelly to this that the the big in the ritual only get richer that had Alabama Florida State Ohio State. They'll be able to funnel more money but they're going to do that anyway. In in college basketball as we've discussed as you discussed million times is successful it's all it's all controlled by by the company so this is not GonNa really change anything there there and we'll have to enforce it of course but to me it it just it just brings the the College Athletic Athletic World Closer to reality twenty nine hundred. It's interesting we're talking to Paul by right he was even a ESPN radio ESPN news. One of the things that I brought up on I take this morning on my television is your every weekday morning from ten. Am to New Mexico Mexican and Molly Karen her board up this fact one of the things that I think has been ignored throughout this whole process is that by this being elevated in the minds of the public even more so now and now this being more plausible than ever before because when you have the second largest state in the United States signing in the law giving collegiate athlete the right to market their own self and make money off their own names. It's obviously something that potentially is going to advocate pages ages effect and there are other states that are going evolved ultimately. I think you're going to find a situation where obviously you've got to have some sort of representation to go out there market you which means as though folks are GonNa finally focus in on the absence of representation that the student athletes on the collegiate level has I think that's the number one thing the the. NCWA is fearing would all of this stuff to that you say you're correct. Some have compared the to the old five families families of New York controlling the mafia and they really are on one level and this is another threat to them so they're naturally they have their hackles up and I don't think they give to rips about what the student athlete. I'm saying that with a straight face a student athlete really wants her deserves because they are making their money. We I know how valuable the NCAA basketball tournament is to your point Stephen. They cannot in good conscience. Say that this this is this is a travesty and it's it's a threat to the system while any entrepreneur on any college campus can make as much money as he or she wants to. While an athlete is your is restricted so in the end. I think there will be an accommodation what you what you really need here. You don't need California Cornea Florida North Carolina New York all having separate legislation you need you need a universal legislation which I do think as much as I trust Astiz men and women would get the US Congress there'll be hearings someone will grandstand but but that would be the best way to solve the problem by making it universal and at some John Point the NC double A. is going to have to back down. They'll spend millions of dollars in court and they'll lose and they'll ultimately find an accommodation is beneficial unofficial for student athlete in This Day and age to sign a national letter of intent no APP explain why well because they restrict themselves. I mean it's a cat. I I answered that very quickly on not sure where you will be if you don't do it but I'd like to see someone try. Who is the second you sign on that? It's interesting you're basically signing away your freedom but and this go controls all the rights and and this this conversation has come up in the red shirt and rule the graduate edgier transfer rule where coaches have the for all the freedom in the world they can they can leave Alabama to go to Florida and maybe maybe they'll have to pay the X. number of dollars or the school pays work but but the athlete can't now is that fair so that there's been an accommodation there. This is a little bit different different though and I don't. I don't think this is going to be as big a problem as we we act like it is because it's already going on with Olympic exports. I mean you can go to the Olympics. You can make millions of dollars. You put the money in a trust fund while you're competing for Stanford or cow or Missouri and this is really you know. Maybe maybe that's the way to do it. you can make money but it it goes into a fund that you get at some point. Maybe you can draw on it but I don't think you're going to be seeing young athletes carrying around gobs of money that they're making because the average the average player will not be making anything and it's interesting that you point that out because what you telling me which you telling pulling out audience is this if you're a student athlete on the collegiate level but you're participating in Olympic competition then you can put money in a trust fund whatever leave it there all right y you go about the business of competing on collegiate level until you graduate or whatever and then you can have access to that money yet. We're talking about football and basketball players because that's the real to revenue generating sports which by the way primarily were rife with a bunch of black players and suddenly they're not allowed to do that. You and I both remember when the United States Olympic basketball not was all college players. Yes there was no dream team whose nose over on an are losing and losing and the first Dream Team was one of the great things that ever ever happened but yeah most famous basketball game and in Olympic history was in one thousand nine hundred ninety two in the United States team atomic knowing who later became a congressman they had a game stolen literally stores rush they won the game and they put time back on and then they didn't get the results that they kept going and it was about ten or twelve years after that somebody realized you know what let's let's losing to the Russians and we'll we'll say Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson over there and take care of them right Paul five right here with Steven. ESPN RADIO ESPN he gets us of on field situations right here Clemson the number one team in the the country the reigning defending national champions survived by the skin their teeth at North Carolina this past Saturday twenty they want to twenty. What did you see I saw a team that was out of sync? I saw a team that was clearly missing four or five players from the defensive side of the ball that went to the NFL mostly in the first round Trevor Lawrence who was having a difficult time matching up with his receivers. I saw an offensive offensive line. That wasn't a very aggressive. This is against North Carolina Stephen. This team that the week before we before it lost at Appalachian State State lost a wake forest and they have a shot at beating Clemson now had they won that game. I would have sent you a sympathy card because you had to go to Clemson next week as right talk to a team that would not be going to the playoffs. That's how serious that two point conversion so they lost that one game North Carolina the cost of everything they wouldn't have been to the cocker's. Their schedule is absurdly ridiculous. They play one good conference. They played Texas which students are out to be very good when they want. Maybe Texas. Am Fourteen points at home. I scored twenty four points Texas. A&M had to hold onto the final play the game to beat Arkansas which under its current current coach is yet to win in two years in SEC football game. I I decided to entertain myself by watching a little bit of Ohio State Nebraska or Saturday night. I expect I mean a vitamin looked rabbit and stuff like that. It was a lot of fun US thinking all right. They've Nebraska. Maybe they'll be hype they'll be ready to go and Ohio state quickly glee put that to bed forty eight to seven Justin Field Your guy two hundred twelve yards passing fifteen to twenty one three touchdowns by the way and this Kid Dobbins Twenty Four Carat one hundred and seventy seven yards Ohio state district. Yes I think you have to have a you have to look at a snapshot. I'm sure I'd make a determination on a week by week and after five weeks of the College Football Season Ohio States the best team I've seen they're better than Alabama because Alabama has flaws there the the Alabama defense would make me very nervous about boldly predicting them to win a national championship this year after that after after after so how say now Obama Georgia's still very good at three. LSU You can quibble LSU Oklahoma Auburn but I think all of these teams I've mentioned I think I think there are at least five five teams ranked in the top six or seven in the country. That would be Clemson right now because I've seen nothing from Clemson Stephen now listen. Everyone wants as well. A win is a win. That's total. BS If you're trying to determine the college football playoff what happened last year does not matter try and I want you to sit down and talk to Trevor Lawrence assuming you can you can look them in the eye with all that hair in the way I want your could you. Maybe you can help they. They need an intervention right now because they're not I think they sat around all summer are and listen to how great they were and they listened travel. Orange heard people like us as best quarterback I've ever seen and they may be in late December and early January and that's really all that matters because there's not a school on the schedule. I say this with confidence that will come near them. I think that that woke up a little bit but they don't play any but I am torn with with this dilemma on one hand. I totally would you strict schedules. Everything level of competition you go against if it's week if is considerably less than what we're accustomed to seeing great teams go against proved that greatness the you know what that's that you put yourself in that situation you deserve served in the college football playoffs but they ought to reigning defending national champions who've been four consecutive postseason appearances okay and they've got to national championship great. What do we do? That's what we do. David I that is so great and I want you next June. If if Golden State stubbed so and I know the Lakers are good though the clippers are good. You know what I like to stay. We all just put them in the finals. No but you like college basketball everybody gets to play great. That's the point but that say what am I supposed to do. Could you could you could you Paul Finebaum eyeball with straight faced good to keep clemson out of the play if they were undefeated even if they suspect suspect victories could you would've straight face. Keep the reigning defending ending national champions out of the play pitcher. Just because you didn't like this discussion we are got a you never ask a question. You don't know the answer to and you'll the answer is yes. I we keep them out. I would say Clemson. Go Hug your trophy but you go in this year because you have done nothing I mean think about this. What if Alabama is undefeated and Ohio state was undefeated and Oklahoma was undefeated yes and no joy somebody somebody would have to lose a game in the SEC? Let's Say Georgia Lost Alabama in twenty four to twenty three shootout star right there you tell me with a straight face all five. If Alabama or Georgia Georgia lost a game even if it were to each other you'd still put them hand against an untidy ahead of an undefeated Clemson. I just wanted to see you get upset that what you're saying well. If you compare what Georgia would've faced right when Georgia we have wins over Auburn at Auburn which could be a top five. I team against Florida which Okay Pretty Florida yeah okay well. Why wouldn't this week? We don't know yet though but I do know one one thing by the time the season's over Clemson. We'll have a win over anyway. I understand that right now the only team that's on the schedule this ranked. I think is way poorest ars all right all right well. Let me get all you that south because I said some emotion favoritism rep right. This is what I say this is. What are you doing listen? It's not clips this fall they say in the SEC. Here's the deal if clemson right if they're undefeated if Alabama or Georgia lose to one another. You knew you were going to play each other. You knew what it would cost you you what the states. Where would you went into the damn game whoever whoever loses his out tough what about that well that that's great but the mandates I feel like we're in the middle of of a of a I take fantasy camp here? Hey listen I need the mandate of the college. Football playoff committee is very simple. Okay choose the four four best teams in the country not not one from column A. One from column. ACC is an incredibly we we all listen listen again. I appreciate your perspective and your expertise. You know better than me. I understand this but at the same Takada no you too and you have a love and an affinity for the SEC right there so Paul apartment or problem with that Paul is that anybody can the SEC man. I mean what's supposed to do as opposed to do well. What did it was do? They weren't they weren't they weren't supposed to go down to North Carolina and get exposed well. What are you going to tell me that Oklahoma? Nobody plays defense of the Big Fuss Stephen Day so why even count what you tell me about that listen I threw up through a scenario to get your blood pressure Mount Sinai rushing any were couple of midtech but I don't know how it's going to end up but we could in this would be a fabulous debate and I've been there before lie if I if I had to over get kept notre dame out of the playoffs last year because they really didn't blow them because they were undefeated and they weren't a conference champ now you're Clemson Tigers are are going to be the ACC champs and they're going to beat South Carolina on at the end of the season which will have five or six or seven laws and then we're going to beat Pittsburgh or Virginia or some you know bum of the month that's that's is going to go down to Charlotte the championship game and lose by forty points now off to stand in the way you South Pole why don't want to three and four just be offering during next week what I just cancelled. I'm I'm coming with you to talk to them not clubs as I'm GONNA look in the face. You guys aren't going to do that that I can't let you do that. Sweetie I can't do it. I gotta I gotTa give some really defending national champion uh-huh schedule either but to me that's new champions if they're undefeated should have a right to defend their crown that is total malarkey in what are your thoughts about Ohio State and Wisconsin they both in the same conference yeah they are and they'll probably play each other twice. I find him to be too great eight. One I saw the ball I mean it's not possible how come to an F. can't make those show this shows over three. We don't have time to get into that. Appreciate you buddy. Thanks a lot I'll tell you the poor poor. Sec T- COLUCCI each retained can't lose to one another otherwise leave them out. We're GONNA talk about does. I'm not letting this go Paul. I'm not letting this go appreciate the call eight say. 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We go I did already. I handled it. Let's go to Eric Ula Stephen. Whatever you pretty good Stephen how're you doing today? I'm I'm a medical marijuana recipient patient and I've heard you say about the recreational marijuana that you're kind of opposed to it because of the high athletes Yes yes okay now. The only question I have confused on what you mean by high because there are different levels of intoxication marijuana. I don't Oh care about what levels of the toxication even if it's a minute and remote I don't like it. Let me tell you why I don't want the fan the paying customer to have have any kind of excuse what so ever that your performance is potentially influenced or compromised one iota. That's my thing. I don't want none of that if it's not used for medicinal purposes if it's not used as a healing mechanism and it's strictly for recreational use I'm opposed to it for athletes athletes. Only I don't give a damn what anybody else does but professional athletes is joie looking forward to talking to Matt Barnes Steven Jackson and anybody else in the athletic world that wants to talk to me about it. I don't mind because that's my opposition to it nothing else okay well how would that differ from the PD's because I didn't approve to PD okay so in essence I think we're maybe you're going along the same lines. Just whatever your natural gift is is how you should be playing act what I was looking on that. That's all I was saying. That's all I've ever said. 'cause I was confused. All the time I hear is people criticising you about the high comment because I took around because I joke around lately now because I joke around about it but all in all seriousness what I'm trying to say is your God given natural ability is what I want your performance contingent engine on. I don't want any excuse because any excuse that's allowed out there opens up a Pandora's box. You understand which is why I say when Max Kellerman would bring up up you know alcohol that should be outlawed. I said I'm opposed to that. I'm opposed to whatever it is that potentially assist the compromises. Your performance opposed to Stephen Your old school and there aren't too many of us around agree with you one hundred percent should your God given ability and you can't and handle that then he shouldn't be playing. Thank you very much appreciate the call buddy thank you. Let's go to James July Stephen on. ESPN radio is James. I'm doing fine. How you wonder why you think next week to get rid of grooten and who you think will be and do you think Bruce on Puerto well first of all? I don't cover the NFL like that Adam Schefter does I will tell you what I heard though because obviously being in the position that I'm in with a national television show national radio show stuff like that people call me and tell me things and what happened is is that I got tipped off last night that Jay grooms as a number. It's not a matter of if if or when he will definitely be fired this is definitely his last season in the nation's capital is head coach Wash Redskins that much is a foregone in conclusion. That's no secret everyone knows this. The question is when it was going to happen and after they lost to the giants the way that they did there where people internally as well as externally that were clamoring for him to be done fired Dan you snyder's hesitation from what I was told was that the New England patriots on schedule next week Bill Callahan and assistant coach and the assistant head coach would be to want to succeed Jay Gruden. The problem is Dan. You're not knows how unfair that would be. You expect the redskins would a new head coach to walk into that situation against the Patriots so as a result so if I remember correctly I think the next one is scheduled is the Miami Dolphins and because the Miami Dolphins will be the next team on his schedule. That would be the appropriate time Tom after the expected loss to the New England patriots that would be the perfect time to get rid of Donald J now miracles could happen. He could end up beating the we're doing the Patriots. Ain't nobody inhale believe that's happening right but he could end up beating the New England Patriots they avoided Oh and five start and who knows but the expected expected result is that they're going to lose to the New England patriots they will be Oh and five and because Jay Gruden is already perceived as an individual who who has his over. It's absolutely positively over and because it's already over he's not going anywhere you know he's already quit on a job a right and as a result of knowing he's a lame duck coach. You have some people speculating he actually wants to get fired. Which is why he will put a rookie to Wayne Haskins in with the first team without one single rat with the first team throughout the week all right have a nice day you evidently wasn't prepared to back and forth Albert July Stephen? They what's up. Hey what's up see. I have one comment comment too quick comment comment being for the past twenty five years of my existence on twenty five years old the cowboys having had a winning season. I haven't seen him do anything. start right there. They have had a winning season. They've even gone to the playoffs about three or four times. They haven't won in the Super Bowl's they have had winning seasons. Go ahead now. Do you think that he will beat the Aaron. Rodgers always have a field day against the cowboys they could. They take them because Green Bay has a problem defending against run and how many times you GonNa rely on the Zeke Elliott to run for thirty five yards you think he's row for thirty five the Green Bay the way he did against New Orleans. I don't think so no I don't think so and Tyron Smith is out so that's GonNa be the cowboys excuse for this week. I'm calling it now. next question question. I'm a huge Atlanta Falcons fan up do you think you know being with the number one receiver in the NFL wheel. Don't you think Matt Ryan and the Falcons could turn it around. I don't know why they end up position at the right now. One of three for Matt Ryan Have Julio Jones Muhammadu Cavin really as wideouts is and you're losing football games. It's it's inexplicable to me. It makes no sense whatsoever. I don't get it I completely and utterly confused confused. You know a couple of years ago. We started off five or no. We didn't make the playoffs so that's why I I was just you know with these guys to three and they didn't play anybody The saints are probably the most dangerous team in the NFL. I'm I'm being balcon Fan. I'm being realistic. Did you just say the saints are probably the most dangerous in the NFL it would it be. I mean it. Would it be Kansas City. Okay when drew breeze comes back as right now when drew brees goes back that saints team is going to be super dangerous. I'm a huge fan I mean I hope we could pull it off. No I apologize. You've lost the division winning that winning. How about that? I thought you were talking about a potential wild card berth and then after that you can make a run in the place you're not winning the NFC see south. That's how I appreciate even hey thanks a lot man jerry you lobby Stephen Jerry Super Dangerous on my Jerry. Let's go to Levi you lava Stephen. What's up Levy Levi? Are you there. If you live on. Let's go hey. What do you think about Joe Flacco not much? I thought he was done when he was in Baltimore but for some reason John elway brought him to Denver which and make us be looking at John elway. This is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history is the two time Super Bowl champion APN. He's went about four five super bowls and as a quarterback if for some reason cannot find a quarterback to save his life. I don't think Peyton eight-man accounts anybody. Mother knows how great Peyton Manning was. It was just a matter of taking a chance on him when he was in Indianapolis. That's all but the bottom line is. We all know that peyton manning was a no brainer for somebody to take a chance on what the hell is going on in Denver that John elway of all people can't seem to find a quarterback the back what is that about. I have no idea I thought you know when I first heard about Joe. flacco going to the Broncos I thought man him and Emmanuel Sanders I if they were able to connect and get down to Filipino like Joe flacco Qatar football bodies stationary target I got news for you. Emmanuel Sanders pretty damn good he ain't no Antonio Brown or Julio Jones or no del Beckham junior or the RJ Hopkins or Michael Thomas. He's not those guys he's he's not on that level. He's a really good player and a good receiver but he's not a stud to marry. Thomas obviously gone He stopped being what he used to be years ago. What are you have and then you have a stationary target in the quarterback Joe FLACCO? What did you expect to be the results? I was just hoping for a little bit more you. You can keep on hoping keep hope alive. Keep Hope Alive. Let's go to rich you live Stephen Woods up along steven a Cohen here from all we just just had a question about the chargers longtime chargers fans making by injury ball. What did you say to get to the upper tier? What do you think your chances are given? Get a chance that everybody comes back on the defensive side of the ball and Mike will tell you they got. They got a chance. They got a chance and Melvin Gordon. Coming back certainly doesn't hurt art. It's just that did charges and somehow some way they'll be a respectable team particularly Philip Rivers Keenan Allen and those boys that'd be respectable team gene probably at a shot to make the playoffs. They'll keep things interesting but is anybody expected them to get to the AFC championship game and win the Super Bowl. Hell no nobody's expecting. They're not even a priority in. La Let alone the rest of the NFL yeah. I hear you man what kind of San Diego it is what it is. We gotta go money years ago. Personally I really do I. I hate to say that you know we right here in. LA obviously ESPN LA seventeen carries this show which I'm very appreciative of and the rams but the rams are it l. A. Embraces the rams it on a brace charges news charges charges modest welby renters you know until they find a place in San Diego. They need to go back to San Diego they really do. I don't think the La La the city of La will ever receive the charges. I don't think it'll ever happen. They just need to go back to the charges to San Diego. That's what they really really really need to do. You can't get any fans to come see them play but you'll have fans showing up in San Diego to see them play. I promise you that you'll you'll definitely get that audrey EU lobbyist even talk to me. Yes even speaking of the state of California. I gotta take my hat to mayor. Gavin newsom you know signing the fair pay to play act with with Brian James. They're doing that at the shop that that is a huge achievement accomplishment in a move forward how far too long and TWA multibillion dollar industry masquerading as a nonprofit paying their athletes on a scale thousands so that was a huge victory. I WanNa start there you know and this narrative that Brian James should shut up and dribble I think that's we can put that out to pasture you know he's clearly more than athlete and sort of leadership leadership he showed you know it's just remarkable and you know much respect now moving our coming into the NBA season. That's a great thing for a lot of out there but I have to assist Proxima by bronze but the the NBA season. We're GONNA see parallel the NFL season what I mean by that is you have parody restored. There's no more super for teams any there's ten teams that can win the NBA Championship and starting in the West there is not a we've team in the western conference so Lebron ESPN ESPN made you three and their rankings a lot of people you know were a little upset confused. you could drop down out of the top ten after the season based off of how fierce the competition competition is in your own conference not one single week team. Phoenix is going to be a up and coming with Eytan with Devon Booker so we have the CLIPPERS LAKERS TRAILBLAZERS DENVER Houston Utah Portland and you just mentioned on my show. The Phoenix Suns Disease. Did you just do that. I could do that because they have a a good new coach money wanting just going to get things or they also have a troop. My man good bye have a nice day. I'll talk to you tomorrow. We're talking. NBA NBA. He said that Lebron James May fall out of the top ten of the players in the world because of the competition we have in the western conference and he talked about championship contending teams and he mentioned the Phoenix Suns. I need you to find out remind me of who guy is that just call. I want him banned from on the show for the rest of the week. He's not allowed to call back he mentioned a Phoenix Suns and championship contention in the same breath he's not allowed on this show for the rest of the week it at at eight say. ESPN it's edited seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening to even as Michelle. ESPN RADIO ESPN news back with your calls to close out the show in a minute guess what you're in the middle of Stephen a Smith Show podcast I made it the role to the world series goes through. ESPN radio catch Jolla postseason action presented by Auto Zone on ESPN RADIO ESPN RADIO DOT COM and the ESPN APP can't wait to see the Yankees handed it business going up against if the Minnesota twins homerun monsters themselves. I expect the Yankees to handle their business. The only team I'm really worried about is the Houston Astros. I don't think the Yankees can beat them. Am I hope I'm wrong. The Yankees lose anybody other than Houston. The level of my discuss will not be able to be measured. y'All got lost my Dan Dan Mind Hama go from the Yankees if they lose this series to the Minnesota twins they better not better not that's all I'm say I'll touch on the Yankees and the days needs to come as they pursue the crime. Let's go to Vince real quick got thirty seconds. Go all right Steven a preface this with I'm a longtime fan. Sixty five years old love the team. I Want Daniel Snyder gone and I want you to lead the charge with your profile. You know that this band is destroyed dates marquee franchise police Stephen a no cake ause on getting rid of that I won't do that if I'm going to prioritize getting rid of owners my focus as I could it be a New Yorker. James Dolan and I don't do that to him so if I'm not going to get rid of I'm not going to have a push to get rid of James Dolan. I damn sure ain't GonNa do it. Daniel Snyder okay I'm not he shouldn't have let Sean McVeigh hit J. while he was S- coordinator later for three years here Jay Gruden cushioned him and now Jay Gruden has been exposed and they'll be without a job. It's very very simple. GotTa gotTa get on Outta here but I'll be back in twenty two hours until this Stephen a Smith Show sign-off Pisa love everybody just a sample of what you hear on

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I don't even I don't even wanna waste of subject. I just wanted just turn the machine on. Well, look, I think this I now I don't have to do what you do on a daily basis anymore, and frankly, I want no part of it. But I'm always giving and caring to those that do have to do what you do every day, and it's not easy to do four hours of of radio each day or three hours of radio. And when you had the television platform, are you really really doing radio Justice or TV Justice. I don't know. But I know this you're working hard to do both. So God bless you for it. I'm here to provide a public service for the Paul finebaum network today. Tim here we are in. We're we're working our way toward the middle of may the conversations remain the same. And and I I someone who has done it and has done at the highest level. I'm really interested in in your view of the whole thing. And it goes from the interactions of fans. To the coaches to the way the media now covers I mean, there is a lot to chew on here in the middle of may. Well, what's the tornadoes left here and headed to Alabama and Mississippi where you are? I sure hope everyone's okay in and around those stents because we we were cleaning up a lot here at home and had some major Florence. And we're hoping that we don't get another wave of it tonight. Matter of fact, I was listening to you sell on the podcast as I was walking the golf course today because the currency is closed standing water, and I was getting my power walk in. We're sending and I thought I'd do that instead of the treadmill, and I was listening to your conversation with one of your callers about a previous guest that you had on like that or as a writer now for a website. Yeah. My end your your accuracy on that. And the perception that you're caller had with regard to that is I think the major that we have just with the narrative daily not just in sports, but obviously news and now it really has spilled over into sports cries might. I think we both come from an idealistic baby boomer generation that used to say, well, I I'm I'm getting away from that. And go into sports because it's the toy department. I don't want to deal with the grim realities of life. Well, guess what? Now sports has become such a part of the entertainment value of our country because the entertainment business has gone to hell in the hand basket. So now, we're looking to light sports. And counting on the drama around. Lots sports to supplant what you know, the Dean Martin Jerry Lewis debate was about it in the late fifties and early sixties when they broke up, you know, who's better Martin Lewis, you know, that's that's what's happened in our country. Call and we seem to have the same conversation. Maybe different names involved, different coaches, different players, different scandals different circumstances. Birth stories remain the same. And I think it was you that was what's quoted as saying people don't necessarily people may be sports fans, but they don't prefer talking about sports over talking about other people. So people talking about other people seems to be still invoked. That's one thing that has stayed with us. I think since gates is that people do prefer talking about other people than than really sports themselves. In kim. I do think the lines are crossed. I think people flipped from FOX to CNN MSNBC SPN. And I it's it's it's just one screaming conversation after the other with partisanship. That that. I and I'm by the way, I'm not begging for the day when you know, we do right down the middle. But, but I I think I think sports is worse than than the news channels. These days can be it can be the the post draft narrative. Really? Oh, it was sickening to me. I just was sickening to me. I mean, what Daniel Jones dude, anybody my God. So that's a he he's a serial killer. Really? It's that bad and poor Archie manning. He's sitting at home. I'm sure enjoying things and happy that, you know, one of the kids that was in his past academy manage to to be I pick with the giants. And that is his son Eli is going to get the tutoring. And all of a sudden, there's this vast manning empire conspiracy that moved this kid up to number six and the draft list of what you know, just I mean charges of the decision being race relate all that is out there. And by the way, I'm not pointing fingers at any one individual. That's doing the commentating here. It was across every network anybody. That's got a draft show was talking about and it it's just it. It becomes really bothersome. So you certainly say, okay, I'm going to find a movie your blazing. Saddles sounds good. I'll put that DVD back in. Whenever you get really upset with our culture today. I was just Paul at the in Dallas at the Bari Nelson Celebi him onto they did have a good day of golf on Tuesday. Dallas national before the rain screaming and the tornadoes and such Wednesday morning. And I saw Bubba. Gilliam? Burton Bubba Gilliam who was in blazing saddles, and of course, with one of the fly their offices, Utah in that movie about a honeymoon in Vegas. And and Bubba is one of the all-time great character actors and he used to play in the Kenny stabler classic all the time on mother's day weekend down at going clear. We were having a great time. And I told him he said, Tim, you have no idea how big glazing saddles is every year. I man. That's when I when I met you in the early nineties blazing saddles wasn't that big. I said, well, the same canny, she Caddyshack was, you know, a B-movie movie when it came out and then twenty five years later, you know, you're not. Oh, man if you didn't watch Kevin shot. Searcher? By the way. I'm glad you took over there because I was about to indict my own network because I was I was worth through Paul. It was everywhere that day the morning after the draft. I basically had to turn the television off. I I was I was working at this morning. I looked up in your should the Lakers trade LeBron. I'm like what? That was Stephen a Smith lead item. I mean, how bad must it be when you're to this deep appoint in your play offs? And you still can't make game five or pivotal game. Five still is on page three because terrible. Are you a merry? You were the worldwide leader at pretty close to the beginning. I mean, you you you hosted sportscenter. You did all the shows. I mean, I mean, what was it like back? Then all I even did the NBA today back then that was a a daily show that they had to to try to lower the NBA to come over and be part of it. You know, I remember after the third day. I did it. I was a guest host that. I said I taught my stay on the NBA today. I'm taking the next week off. But but honestly, you know in the nineties and in the eighties. We were just it really was more meat and potatoes back, then I tell people and one of the reasons I left Scott in so much s VP is is I think the best out there. And it's one of the reasons why sportscenter show does. So well is because he has an appreciation of of history. But is really hip, you know, he's really current young people really dig him, but he's respectful of his elders. You know, you're not gonna watch a Scott van pelt show without some reference to, you know, Chris Berman ISM or maybe something, you know, Bob, we might have said or even last night. I got tweets late at night from some people are some this morning. There was a shot in a Premier League game that went off the post, and he went iron unkind and said to me. If you're up how you doing, you know? That's so Scott is and he he I think engenders a level of entertainment and enjoy in sports on a daily basis that I don't think we have enough up during the rest of the day parts, and I'm okay with the culture conversation. I think that that discuss how sports can help our culture is really a good thing. You know, I think Jason Whitlock on our network on has one dozen ice job talking about that on SF why? But they're just it just seems that the the yelling and screaming, and the let's be upset about something. The let's get offended somehow some way and express how offended we are. It does take over the day. And I think in our generation, maybe we were just lucky maybe the clock was on our side because I think we were just more meat and potatoes back then it's the first game of a weekend series and Philadelphia game three of a fourteen game homestand for the village. And how are they doing? You know, what's having those conversations? And I wonder though, Tim I'll tell you what I'm gonna polish here because I want to get into social media in a second. I think that's that's a reason why some of this goes on. We'll take a short break. We'll keep him a little longer than we paid his agent for and more to come. When we return to listening to Paul finebaum show podcast. We're talking to Tim Brando, and Tim, you really laid out a great preamble to where I wanted to go next about the way, the medium was and currently is, but the the introduction of social media, and you're very active on on Twitter. But it it just seems like it it it's playing a role that I I'm not saying it shouldn't be important. But it's, but it's overwhelming and influencing almost everything it is into a point where when you wake up in the morning, it's trying to get your sports news. There was a time. The Paul what I used to think I get I get a better more unbiased. Report via Twitter that I could televise aren't they those days are gone. Forget it and and just to the straight reporting of what happened overnight in a game. I it especially when we're talking about playoffs. Now, I do get lost in in the NHL in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Because it's it's kinda like just a route tally of the sport the excitement level for the people in the fans game seven is unlike any other game seven at any other sport. So you can kind of get lost in that. And I and I really marvel at what doc Emrick in those guys do over on NBC and NBC were network their cable outlet with the hockey because they can really live in the moment. And hockey is a sport that has to be covered in the here. And now it seems that especially with the NBA it's more about the packaging than it is the game. Or the soap opera surrounding the players as opposed to what players are doing. What to help eighteen win a game? And oh, by the way, we'll this player be a max player in his next contract or not max player in his next contract. I really don't care. Whether a player is a max, I want to know about my team. See would we were growing up? The Lakers may have had Jerry West who was the the emblem. Okay of the NBA his civilly still the implement the NBA, but it wasn't just about Jerry West. Okay. It was about the the on samba of players around him tap Hairston. Jim mcmillan? Oh, by the way, will Chamberlain and Gail Cooper. We know all the players that played with that team. And when she played in Philadelphia he had how Greer while Jones. New Jackson Chet Walker and will champion we knew all the players on all the teams. And to some extent, we talk about it. Well, people say and they go after Michael Jordan. They say, well, it all started with you're not really Scottie Pippen was a really good second banana. Okay. A hall of fame. Top fifty all time second banana and guys like Steve curr could make some serious shots. And Dennis Rodman was one of the greatest defensive players and all-time rebounders the NBA ever since. So the team concept has been lost. I think especially in professional sports today. That's one of the reasons why I think you would I love to swim in the pool, but his college athletics, and we have to guard against intercollegiate athletics. Going this way. And that the presentation of intercollegiate athletics, not be preparatory totally to to to what lies ahead like I love the notion that we have to talk about where a player's gonna be drafted as a freshman for Christ sakes. We don't need. Let's enjoy the college game. And this kid's a marvelous college player. And so that's that's one of those that I've been I've been beating the drum about that for a long long time. Why do we do that? Well, I think your newspaper man, I think it started with the print business becoming on the wane with the emergence of cable television and game starting late and then deadlines being a problem. And what did you have to do to sell papers? You had this insane allies in some enter. And I think it was the point that you made to your caller when I was listening about these websites that are basically row fan websites. They're they're they're they're basically feeding it's a feeding frenzy for the base. Okay. It's no different than Donald Trump. If you want to say, Donald Trump going to the panhandle of Florida when he wants to take all of the attention away from whatever's going on in the beltway or Nancy Pelosi or Shurmur doing the same thing with their base. Okay. That that's what's happening. I think from a from a news standpoint it began with print when they said, well, if we don't sensationalize we can. Sell papers. And if we don't sell papers that I'm going to have to go broad to get a job. I'm gonna have to, you know, my my my my younger brother, Kurt is named after doughty by the way and got his masters in journalism in Tennessee. That's what he's been doing. He he's a layout editor he was once in the UAE. He went onto the MR the former Burma and now he's in Hong Kong because there's no money to meet made here in print journalism. That that is one hundred percent true. And and I I wonder though, Tim in in terms of the industry is not only reading for guys like us. But people I mean, we had a guy on earlier today. He came in prepared to offer a Twitter comment. I mean, he he knew exactly what he was doing. He I I'm willing to bet he had he had to prepare it. He had written in front of. But that's what happened to you. Do you do interviews all over the place? And if you do an interview and something, you know, gets blown up. I mean, you you're interested. I mean, you pay attention to it. Now seems like people are just are just saying things just so somebody will pick it up. Right. Exactly. Yeah. And and that's it's it's all about what can bring the most attention. And that's all that matters depending upon where you are. I tell this young Whoopie broadcasters all the time, I say, you know, enjoy the journey but under. Stand that the more can-do and the more different positions. You're put in the better off. You're going to be don't go out there with this notion that you're going to change the world with on statement, or you know, one headline because that statement or that headline could be misconstrued and could cost you the job. You know, it's, but that there's this insatiable appetite to find what is wrong with anything that said, even if that's a compliment, you know, saying something I- I- yesterday, by example, I did applaud Georgia for upgrading schedule. And by the way, wondering since I think you're seeing these announcements of of of new games and home in homes with power schools, George you're being one of those Oklahoma's got one no Joe Castiglione announcement about a week ago. The games are going to be played in two thousand twenty one in two thousand twenty five. So it looks good. But it doesn't. Change things in the here. And now, but the reason this is happening Paul is because the a dis now know that it's it's gonna happen. We're going to expand to eight and it finally strength of schedule is gonna matter. So you better better work on that non conference schedule. Even if you're in the mighty SEC, by the way, I talk to Greg sank yesterday. He's not having any of that conversation. No, no. No, this is this is not a call. This is not some somebody asked the question on Twitter is this a trend, and I said, no, it's it's it's public relations. It's PR in the sense that you're saying, yeah. Were upgrading our schedule. But we're doing it in a home and home with our game on the road in two thousand twenty one you know, and say look at those games at Alabama's together in the near future. Greg. Byrne knows savings not going to be there for those games, or at least majority of them. But it looks good. You know, it's good. It's good press. Georgia's doing it more quickly, and I get that. And I applaud that. But immediately a fan from LSU writes back and says, well, what about us? We're playing Texas. It no one's saying you're playing bad schedule. I'm just applauding someone who made an announcement trying to strengthen there's that's all. And that's the issue is that we live in a culture today where regardless of what is said, positively someone thinks there's an angle it's like every. Body in our business is a con, man. And no one can legitimately say something. Nice about anyone without someone thinking something's up. You do as we wrap up you do respond to people on Twitter, which is which separates you from a lot of people, including myself, by the way. Yep. Yeah. Yeah. Well, because you know, that's that's who I am as a human being if you've ever run into me at the airport, if you've ever seen me at a grocery store with many people will especially this time of year because the wife sends me out or maybe even at a depot pick up some airi'q grow. That's my second job is time of year. And I listen, I don't the dirt. I just dumped it. Okay. That's all our too. But if you meet me, I'm going to have a conversation with you. And if someone reaches out or says, something to me or references me, I'll engage them whether they have twelve hours, or you know, ten thousand followers doesn't matter to me, and I will give him a chance. And then, you know, sometimes I give them a chance to a fault. But I give him a chance, and then I move on. And and once it becomes what it normally becomes or at least fifty percent of the time. I wind up locking them. But I I do believe you. You don't mind block? You don't mind block? I mean, even though you're extremely well known person you a block someone on Twitter. Absolutely. Yes. Absolutely. Because if I continue the conversation, it would matter they're still going to say what say about me behind my back. And that's really what Twitter is, you know, we've all gone to there's an old saying about your neighbors. You know, the guy across the street got a a promotion, he became president of the Bank as opposed to vice president of the Bank that maybe the guy that was across the street was not happy because he didn't get a promotion of two weeks earlier. So he says congratulations when he became president. But then when he became the CEO that really sort of pissed him off. But he just he you know, he congratulated him. But then he went back, and he told his life. If you believe Harry got that. I mean, that's the world we live in Paul. I'm gonna continue being who I am to everyone, regardless of what the culture is doing around me. But I I I don't have to see it. And I and I don't wanna see it. -sarily because once they start talking about you in a disparaging way or particularly your your kids and your family. I I'm not going to subject myself or them to that. So I've locked them block them right away. And I don't think twice about it. Tim Brando on Twitter. To setting that up, Tim. This was great really to me. I had a million questions for you. We'll do it too. But I I really wanted to get some got a little bit of perspective here on a fairly quiet day. And then we did. And I know the audience enjoyed as much as I did. Thank you for coming on. You've got it. You know, you're always welcome to to to call on me anytime when you need airtime to fill my friend. Thank you very much. Okay. About Tim Brando. I thought that was interesting what he said. And you know, we we have different views, but I still loved him and respect him. And he he said right there, I'll talk to anyone in. But there is there is a conversation out there, though, about p people who block others on Twitter, especially when you're a celebrity, especially when you're well known and. Good for him. He can do it. Every once I I've never blocked anyone because I just feel like I have a program everyday where I engage, and it is a dark hole sometimes to start going back and forth on Twitter with people, especially when you when you have new earthly idea who they are at least on the program. I can hear them. We we have some someone's of an understanding. Anyway, we'll we'll chew on that before if you've been blocked by Tim Brando, raise your hand. You're listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Back to the phones we go. Great conversation with TIMMY be and Sean is up next in South Carolina. Thanks for being there. Sean Paul, thanks for taking my call. And thank you for being a voice of sanity in this world and for recognizing nuance. I I don't know all the answers. I do hold this opinion that we as people individually one on one tend to be kind smart and good when we get into groups is when we screw everything up. And I think this permeates every level of life, your your Jewish. I'm catholic. I'm a cafeteria Catholic. I don't buy into every single bit on pick. And choose what I like. And what what works for me and sports is involves groups of people. And so we screw it up. As well corruption from top to bottom, but sport in its purest form, I think gives us these marvelous things like Sunday at Augusta would tiger witting is fifth and Kentucky Derby, even with the Butte afterwards relying upon human frailty to decide on this March madness gives us great games. College football has given us. Great games these past to soccer games. I'm not a soccer fan. But I understand he's been big meals and yet, and so we get we get some of the purity of happiness, and and just enjoying lights out of sports, even with all the underlying corruption. And I know I'm a fan of yours. I notice the support show. I know, you reluctantly delve into politics. Every once in a while, I'll say this about Fox News. I grew up a Yankee democrat and moved to the south for college and stayed ever since and thought I was a. Conservative air quotes Republicans for for a long time. And now, I'm very independent, and I grow more lefty. And really what what really struck me Paul is that you are nuanced and deep thinking to say the media, sports media, sports media, blah, blah by and then you say, but I'm part of it on part of it. Fox News doesn't have that ability. Fox News criticizes the media without ever taking a second to Fiqh. Oh, our name is Fox News. And then they say nobody watching any other channel for Fox News. But they call every other channel the mainstream media. Well, nobody watches them. How are they? Mainstream doesn't make sense to me all I enjoy listening to you. And I just wanted to thank you. I I have I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to you. I learned a phrase today in I'm going to start using it. The cafeteria line that. That was unbelievable. All right. Thank you. Paul. Great w on we go from Sean to someone. I also count on don't talk to them very often. But I have many would introduce my man Elma Dickey. Liz come on, you know, saying something like a first time caller or something. But I realize the most people don't even know, I am, you know, 'cause I played well they. You you've been one of the great consciences of this show for about a million years. Oh, I don't know. We have known each other longer. That's I regions. You miss broadcasting live what? Yeah. And there's a reason for it. But anyway, it's a long story. But. On it was it was it was good to be there. And we will we will have it on tomorrow. We'll follow you know, Birmingham is leading hard of this show. And you and always will be. I mean, there's just too that you felt that love out there yesterday. And I to all no, I listen, I came back last night until my wife that and it's always a struggle for us to leave Birmingham. You know that? Yeah. I know all I just I wanna pine I think you ought to pay attention to guy John that called in for months fill that he's tired of the Jerry Springer stuff. I think the audience has changed. I think most people own show now don't want that anymore. But just a warning. I'm not quite sure I wanted. I've listened to him for twenty five years guy. I got troll by Jim fast. He's called me that pejorative for somebody that doesn't know their father eight times at one phone call which I'll never forget him you can count on that. But Jim has a right to not to be trolled on the show as long as he's not coming on here and trolling other. So when people just calling up just to tack him just to get on television. That's not right. And and the Sikkim on somebody that unspecified like woman that calls couple of weeks ago about when when you paid it him against the woman from Washington state. She says she was horrified by by his you know, only and so he comes across to women as bullying. You got to think about these things and as far as the show today, a great show has been against been strong. Nobody's better than Timothy caller's been very strong. I haven't had to listen to that Matt from San Antonio or that Harry from New Orleans. Powerball callers. In fact, I think Harry, I think Milly moved to New Orleans and became airy. It'd be honest with you. And Matt he's asked that he says that JIMBO questions buying now for going on three years while I mean, if Elvis was still alive and listening to this damn show. He would shoot the television out here in that. I have taken Elma have to ask you this. Because. In a I'll say that's fair criticism. You have been with the show. I would say since its inception or very close to. I am about this show. And I consider you to be a friend and never quit the show, and I feel the same way. But I I am I'm interested because I want you to try to differentiate delineate what you think are the differences. You've laid some of them out because I'm interested in that, you know, that I think it's beyond our control Paul clearly people are not reading anything you can hear that in the phone calls on the bad days. Right. They call up they call up with questions questions. And usually they're weak questions are something that they're just repeating. You know, I wanna hear I it's just like the time it legend call not too long ago when he said I wanna hear Pinon. That's what I wanna hear. I wanna hear opinion. I don't wanna hear questions and. I was looking I was only do we have any time left. I tell you what I wanna I wanna I wanna go. We have to go to a break. I want you to hold on a second. Because I I really think this is important in in in have you you're such an authority on this show. We're gonna take a break. And then we're going to have a more more conversation about this in just a moment. Listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Okay. We we're down to the final segment we have we Elmo is one of the all time legend of the show and he's joined by. No idea. Jim you're all the way wrong with Elmo. I this is the point. I just think talk radio has been a decline for years and especially smoke salt because nobody reads nothing anymore. I mean like a week ago. I'm looking at drudge, and they had a had a study about a few institute about who having who has internet now. And who does well guess what ten percent of this country doesn't have any internet access and all of the people that wanted and guess who the majority of of that audience. There's people over age sixty five. Wow. So so we have to knowledge that there is I saw part of this audience is over age sixty five and before you start jumping up and down and knowing your band fan at the television. I'm sixty one guy, but I read that's the difference. Between me a lot of you folks out there. I read I I'm subscribed to Disney newspapers, I think athletic. I listen to talk radio. I listen to Freddie, cold and every night. So I know I know a little. A bit about something. But anyway, so the port of all this is nobody's really reading anymore. All and if hard for a lot of these people to give you a good thing when they call up and a lot of these people, I don't go down those were the days and all that but back on the old show. Most of these people. Like, nah, they on. 'cause they don't say anything all they can do is call up and ask the question or give some lazy observation our tax Jill, and and brings me back full circle when I might despu. But maybe some of the stuff that, you know, been practicing the past Jimmy spreaker stuff, Jim I, you know, tacking somebody or they're attacking too. Maybe that's just not to anymore. What about I would just like I would just like to have a much more meets him potatoes type show. And I yeah, I love to laugh and have fun. But that's really I think that's where where it also be. I'm just waiting to respond ball. Go ahead you. Well, here's what I'd say fail. Ma I don't know any person. He doesn't know me. I'm with no effect. Now, you're gonna call me. No more and they going into her sleep. We're going to talk to each other. And they meant that we knew. About the time. Please years. I haven't told me I haven't been I got customers in early two thousand. That's when I started calling. You you have packed me. Once I I have never attack anybody unless they attack Lee third are you with me. I understand that. Was there? Would all of that was a very mild call he criticized me as being troubled. How do you like that Elmo? I'm not troubled, and I think that and I've called nicely. I didn't raise my boy. I'm nice a talk to her, and we had a pretty nice conversation. But this is what you say that now. You. Right. You actually lie you attack me years ago? And I came back to that's exactly what happened. I remember all these Elmo. It's all about them. Oh, really? And trying to be your. I'm not trying to bully or no. We're just talking. We're having a conversation guy. Because those are. Now, what about what about said, so terribly, but he was only twenty. Retell, right. But something trying to make an issue out of me. That's why Elmo I've been only. Pack me, I'm like Blando born here. Jim, Jim, I could be right. I thought Elmo is defending you against what I did earlier in right on the kind of this. This is not a defense. This is they called me a cold. No, no. No. No. He no, Jim. No hell, no Elmo was saying I was allowing you to be troll. I thought that's exactly what I said. That was my criticism of Paul to that people were trolling you. And that's not what you referred to about something. You'll never forget you go about can't be over fifteen years because that's all that was it. I did never saw Paul to you. I beg your pardon. I did something that you'll never get some kind of. I don't know what you talking about you referred to something. Anyway, we really we don't have time to say this in conclusion, I think he. I felt Elmo called this program today. Criticizing me for allowing you to be trolled. And I think I think you you've ended up criticizing him for something. He didn't do allow the line started off up playing the wrong. He said a lot had been only twenty five years. I've only only show fifteen years. Well, what does he do that? Listen, guys. I thought this would be a friendly intelligent conversation. You know, sometimes the host of the show is is wrong Elmo. Thank you. Appreciate it. Jim. Thank you, Tim Brando. Thank you. My mother, my father my sister. Thank you the show is over. Thank you for listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. The Paul finebaum show airs weekdays on the SEC network beginning at three eastern.

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"The paul finebaum show podcast has been brought to you by the capital one sabre card earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment two percent of grocery stores and one percent on all all other purchases now. When you go out you cash in what's in your wallet terms apply. The cried passion than pattern tree of of college football leaves here. The paul finebaum show our one podcast. Hey everybody welcome back. Tom hardened for paul finebaum finebaum. This is the paul finebaum show having a great friday and we've got plenty to get to today. We're just eight days away from the college football opener florida getting it started a week from tomorrow. It'll be game day and we cannot wait but we have other news to talk about right off the top and news that is near and dear in in every single way to this show w. r. b. l. dot com. I had the story of harvey updike not paying up the eight hundred thousand dollars in restitution institution that he owes auburn for spring spike a._d._f. At tumors corner and the most hated man perhaps in college football continues to make headlines even today we take you back to that day. January twenty seven two thousand eleven when he called into the paul finebaum show pat smith was a producer at the the time he joins us now now the executive producer of three men front w._j. L._x. Among other duties pat thanks for joining us today tom. I had to ask you first and foremost ormuz dealing with cole cubelic on a daily basis. How do you do it every saturday night. We all have our crosses to bear and i feel like that is my debt. The society to to carry coal around for an entire football season speaking of debts to society and others are updike hasn't paid his first and foremost in the news. It came out this week. Surprise you in any way no not much <hes> not really tom. I mean you think back to what happened on that fateful thursday tonight when he called the show and you know his life from that point in time pretty much spiraled out of control three or four days later he gets arrested then of course since then the he has been in the crosshairs everybody down in lake county and granted they have come up with a couple of ideas of how he could pay the restitution but obviously that has not gone well for harvey spent some time in jail so taints your question. No it has not surprised in the least so you don't think that selling blassie eight by ten auburn fans would help him pay down the restitution. I don't know it was it was one of those type things when he called the show that night i i think he believed that he would endear himself to the alabama fans but it was just the opposite. I mean alabama fans. They were disgruntled that one of their own would potentially do something like that as they robberies is heated and hateful as it is. It was almost like way wait. A second. You kinda went too far with poison so yeah it was it was one of those type deals pat. Take us back to that day because january twenty seventh college football season is wrapped up. I know the way this show works. A lot of the excitement is gone for the month of january just building towards trash talk and then maybe signing day if you're not talking college basketball. Did you guys know. Were you aware when he said that as a show either you or paul others exactly what he meant when he dropped got that information no matter of fact <hes> i mean basically what happened was thirsty night. It was on the back end of the show and my office <hes> was about four offs down from the studio and i'm usually in the office monitoring the show tweeting out of the show doing things of that nature and so the call oh came on and he first started talking about auburn fans who had role supposedly role tumors cornerback when bryant died that was the first two minutes of the conversation station and of course then paul was like now that didn't happen. That's crazy you know whatever and so then it kinda turned to the cam newton jersey on the statue in front of ryan denney stadium and then and then it turned to the point to where i ran down the hallway and i told our technical producer now in our phone screener. Hey you guys need to make sure we're recording this right now right and they both yes yeah we got it. 'cause there's just something different about the call and so is the call. All you know progressed on paul's looking at us in the other room. Kinda raised in his house. We were like okay. This is pretty serious. We just it was just the tone. I'm tom. I mean we've had people call the show and say all sorts of crazy things over the past twenty five twenty eight years shows existence but this one was just different and by the time i got back to my office when the call ended i had a call from the police department warning the tape because because we had an affiliate over and so they were listening to it live and they were like what the heck what is going on so from that point on the moment he hung up his life in in our show changed forever. How long did it take you mentioned. The auburn. Police department called the for the show is over almost immediately. How long did it take for federal authorities just to get involved well the next morning <hes> it's friday we were friends. <hes> we had some friends with <hes> richard shelby the senator from alabama alabama one of his aides said called me at my house and he said hey pat <hes> just wanted to give you a heads up the f._b._i. Or homeland security is probably going to be calling you and i kinda startled me because i really didn't think like oh my goodness. Is you know what you're talking about the call from last night or make trouble and it's so so he goes no the the guys the crazy guy that called the show last night soup or what about it and he was like going. I'm just trying to tell you. I think those things things are dead. I said what yeah i think. Those trees are dead and so i'm saying to myself will okay was is the f._b._i. And homeland security about it made sense. He said they're worried that that poison might have gotten into the water supply system and over and i was i oh my gosh so this has gone from you know a disgruntled fans and now possibly impact of homeland terrorism. I it just so from that point in time. It just took off tom and then it was to say every media outlet. Nationally you know n._b._c. news of course e._s._p._n. Outside the lines everybody in the world from that point converged on our studio in birmingham alabama. It's it's a fascinating story. I don't know that it happens anywhere besides the s._e._c. If you're wondering why we're talking about harvey updike this week in two thousand nineteen it's because he hasn't paid restitution. Auburn upwards of eight hundred thousand dollars is only paid a few dollars on that and the county county district attorney brandon hughes says with every breath i have. I'm going to go after them and find the money you think back to that week and everything that happened with the call. You said initially that it didn't really set in exactly what he's talking about. Even though your gut told you by the tone of his voice in the oddity of the call did you guys have much interaction with harvey updike prior to this call no <hes> matter of fact <hes>. I remember asking her food spooner at the time. Hey i mean it has it wasn't one of our regulars yeah just like the regular folks to call the show now because most of those folks have called us you know says says the you know the show started back in nineteen ninety-three and so you know his name didn't resonate it it didn't it didn't ring a bell and so so you know with the most interesting part time and a lot of people might not remember this or no this hope. I'm not like breaking some kind of confidence here but the the few days that took place afterwards and i believe he was arraigned and things of that nature dickey was trying to make his way back to louisiana texas panhandle something like that where he was living at the time he actually came into our studio and set in our studio watched the show. He wasn't behind microphone. He was just there watching paul. Do the show and you wanna talk about weird all of us from programming to sales and everybody they wanted to kind of you know sneak a peek into the control room the glass take a look. You say that it's him and that's hard updike. He was in our studio. A couple of times ops just basically sitting there watching the show and listening to people call in and talk about harvey up night. That's amazing. We're was there or any concern for anyone safety within the studio when you guys discuss it and allowed him to come in to be in the building <hes> yes matter of fact we had to bring him in <hes> one of our back stairwells <hes> at the time. Where are i mean tom. You've been in our current studio at w. j. o. x. At the time we were at the floor below and so we basically had our studio offices everything <hes> you know it was it was kind of like downstairs and so we're away from the corporate managers and people like that so we kinda we're able to kind of keep it on the down low that he was coming in but then a couple of people people upstairs heard what was going on you know and then they made their way but <hes> but yeah it was <hes> it was one of those strange existence that you know we you were like okay. This is kind of kinda weird having him up here. You know we're talking about a guy that heo potentially did all this stuff you know is it safe. I even having peer sitting five five feet away from paul but but he was harmless he just set there and you know like a kid in candy stores just looking around just amazed at all the buttons and the lights and everything involved with paul off finebaum. What was his state of mind when he was in there and did he have any in your opinion. Did he have any inclination of level of trouble that he was in. Oh yes oh yes <hes>. There's no question <hes> he was worried from the get go. I think the moment that he hung up the phone time. I think he realized that one and i mean what he did was unconscionable to going on a syndicated radio show that had affiliates across the southeast that wasn't the wisest maneuver uber and so i think he realized at that point in time his life had changed and it has not changed for the better so yeah he he he realized it and and he was trying to figure out the best way that that he could potentially you know find himself living alive that was normal of course. We both know what eight years later later it's not normal. I don't know if he was living a normal life to begin with. Lee county district attorney brandon hughes said he's made exactly two payments for a total of two hundred dollars in in the past year w rb l. dot com. If you were brandon hughes pat smith. How would you approach this with harvey updike to try ryan get auburn whatever you could in terms of restitution well first off obviously the attorneys that represented him they agreed agreed to a deal and they agree to this so if if i were auburn our go to the fullest extent that i possibly could to to prosecute and if it means more jail time so because that was obviously the deal that they struck so i have no issue at all with what what auburn is trying to do to try make harvey live up to what he agreed to so you know in this country <hes> when you go to jail or you go to prison we believe whether it's effective effective or not depending on the crime that if you do your time then you have served your debt to society and therefore besides voting rights in some instances otherwise otherwise you're back to being a free man. I think that's what has people so upset about this you did the crime did some time but you haven't made it right and it seems like you haven't made any attempt to make it right. You'd think that's what bothers people the most well. I think the other thing that that you know that bothers. Most people people is the fact that there's been different times in statements that he has made whether it was interviews. He gave paul interviews. He gave to other media outlets. Let's where it times. It seems like he wants forgiveness and he's sorry for what happened and there's other times that he gets fired up again in regards to what got him in trouble i want to begin with. It's just he's too much bama and him. Tom ages will he just won't let that go and and i think that gets them in trouble. Every time that you thank that he is righted the ship in something like this happens and then you know if you're an auburn fan or or or anybody in which somebody breaks the law and does something against you then you should pay you know pay the price and unfortunate for him. I just don't think he has done that yet. Yahu notes that if he continues with two hundred dollars a take him four thousand years to pay off eight hundred thousand dollars that he owes auburn. Hey pat before we let you go. Let me put on the spot with this. You saint louis cardinals gonna make the playoffs this year. Wow tom you know <hes> should have made it made a trade or to at the <hes> pitching deadline i mean we we we trade deadline. We need some pitching offense is waning right now but hey the national league central cubs apparently don't want it. The brewers questioned more so i mean i. I wish we were like the braves tom on but we're not we're just came in middle america just trying to get by yeah with ten national titles whatever tend to world series so that would be eleven eleven eleven. You have the right number pay. Hey thanks so much for joining us and for juggling your schedule around this afternoon. I certainly appreciate it eight tom. Tom thank you all right. Pat smith was the producer the paul finebaum show and all that went down with harvey uptake so it'd be fascinating to see what happens next. They get get him to actually put some money towards it and if you can afford to go to an alabama game as he did this past season. How can you not afford to cut a check at least for a little bit. We've got a jammed pack show. We've got plenty talk about. We're gonna have bury oldham from missouri on cash. Daniel is gonna join us a little bit later for kentucky verne lundquist the legend is going to call in as well and we might talk some cole cubelic if we'd get him detail away from all of his other duties sex join me on this friday afternoon and the paul finebaum show you listening to the paul finebaum show podcast. I welcome back everybody. Tom hart sitting eating in for paul finebaum this the second day. Thanks for having me a lot to talk about today and we've got a great show lined up for you as well. We're talking to missouri football later. In the show gary oldman's at practice right now he will join us cash daniels certainly in the weight room but the pride of kentucky football hopes to be within the six o'clock hour and broadcasting legend verne lundquist quizzes back in the schedule. We'll talk with uncle vern a little bit later but his favorite memories calling the s._e._c. on c._b._s. And hall of fame broadcasting career until dendel when we go to phones. Who should we talk to. I talk to brian in florida. Hey brian heading doing tom. I'm i'm excellent. Hey thanks for calling in today no problem. I just want you know the the nia talk show caller portal for the last two weeks and just got approved group. Today shows glad to be with you. How does one talk show caller portal exactly you have to log in for that yet to log in get approval. No one knows much about it. It's kind of mysterious. Deep state ish a sudden you wake up one day. You get an email and you've been approved. Well congratulations -gratulations <hes> on the big move your florida gators. We're trying to get some guys approved in terms of the transfer immediately yeah hey all tied at about a week zero to four tickets to the game <hes>. I wanted to get your opinion on that. <hes> i also wanted to tell you a little bit about what was going on. As the backdrop to the game it's been two thousand dozens and thousands of sporting events in the lives including <hes> you know a whole lot of our football games and i've never seen a situation like this. There is actually a secondary market on stub hub and you can go on there now and look at it for parking spots for for this game and i'll tell you a little bit why they're limited most of the park into the stadium corporate tents and it being the one hundred fiftieth anniversary celebration of college football <hes> the universities have taken up a lot of space corporation so encouraging everybody to go through the streets uber landau so i have a parking spot in a city of orlando parking garage that pay twenty five dollars for that stuff up now is worth one hundred sixty three as of this morning wow yeah <hes> they're expecting about forty thousand people that don't have tickets to the game to be in the entertainment area on church street but here's the kicker occur and no one thought of this. If you remember this game was moved up about six months ago. <hes> both schools rest to do it. No one seemed to check the counter. The find doubt that the way arena of the mind from the stadium is they kick off reunited tour of the backstreet boys. We act back seven o'clock yup all right. The battery boys are starting at the same time kickoff a mile away from seeing that time sheets so all these things coming together other have caused a secondary market for parking tickets and show people are gonna think that's in these are not just park in front of my house. This is official parking spots reserved through through the city of orlando. So if you call one who you can kinda go online and look it up then. It's all there just google i can. I'm on stubhub right now. I'm looking at game tickets. You tell me that i could get a terrorist corner seat for one hundred sixty bucks an that'd be paying the same amount or more in parking to attend that game <hes> yes yes. That's if you wanna get in one of the garage. Yes so what are you going to do. What are you gonna do with your parking. You're going to sell it mix and it's not worth the hassle. I'm going to go and use the park inspired paid for <hes> and just figure out how to get home sometime on monday. Well bryan. Let me ask you this. Are you expect the parking issues. One thing i understand and it is a big celebration as we kick up one one hundred fiftieth year of college football. That's going to be a big celebration all season on e._s._p._n. And a lot of different forms but do you expect a lot of miami fans to attend well he. He is getting a second explain. Yes both schools sold out their allotment. The only reason i was lucky to get four tickets was my older brother. Kevin played for you you back in the late sixties and he got it through their players alumni association they had a lot of hope and he was able to get four tickets so i'm sitting <hes> in the miami football players alumni association section weird flex okay yeah <hes> i know what colors i'll be wearing though 'cause i'm not on a u._s._o. Among wettest hold on hold on hold on hold on one second. You are a florida fan and you're sitting among the former miami. Hi it's amy letterman and you're going to over to congress in the midst of all these dudes who are going to be all beefed up about playing in their rival you share. This is a smart move. Well my brother's pretty big but you know with my luck. Sometimes i might be sitting next to warren sapp in which case i might need some protection <hes> <hes> or any of the other my players. If you know what i mean that had a little bit of a history <hes> <hes> yeah it's gonna be about a seventy thirty stadium because the gator fans who bought all the rest of the <hes> <hes> you know on the secondary market so that's to be expected. I think warren south is going to be fine and i just wanted to get your opinion on the game fine. Thank you for calling him a call. I think warren sapp probe have pretty good seats and i don't know he might have a couple of people with them. He might there might be a buffer between you and i think that's an important game for florida. They got to come out and play. Well probably closer than the experts think but fleet by franks needs to get off to a great start at florida. It's going to have another ten win season. We've got plenty more to come. We want your cause to continue here on the paul finebaum show on this finebaum friday. We're relaxed no tie casual fridays back after this. You're listening to the paul finebaum show podcast. Welcome back everybody buddy. We're just talking about that great song by jonny lee looking for love and all the wrong places and looking for love and too many faces including trying to convince someone to pay full price to come to a tennessee football game with you. 'cause your girlfriend just dumped you another story for another time. Maybe we'll get back to it later. I what is this world coming into. Let's go back to the phones. Benjamin and alabama good afternoon benjamin happy friday. Hey tom how are you. I'm excellent. Thanks for calling so. I i have two questions. The first one is is it easy. You may or may not know is if you look at the t._v. Schedule for football for week one <hes> e._s._p._n. Two on on any of those. I didn't know you knew kind of if they just pull certain games on e._s._p._n. Plus thorough on e._s._p._n. Two or what <hes> but then the second one more importantly there's four upsets. That's i really wanna see week. One <hes> and i was gonna see your opinion on which one do you think is most likely in which one do you think has no shot at all so <hes> <hes> liberty in the seventeen and a half point underdog with against syracuse at home f._a._u. is twenty-seven under o._s._u. <hes> memphis is only six under old news in houston. It's twenty five hundred eighty okay. I like that. I like this game. I answer your question. We'll clarify but looking pretty certain so e._s._p._n. Brought the bought the rights to the u._s. Open tennis tournament years ago. That's usually that weekend and so on e._s._p._n. Two it's i tennis most of the day we'll confirm that but that's how it's been my first inclination is to jump on memphis. I mean oh miss is is still still rebuilding a love what they did with the coordinators rich rod in particular is going to be fantastic form and we know how important that game is in the mid south to all the memphis fans. I mean that it is their opportunity against an s._e. Fo that to me is a must win game for ole. Miss and memphis has been inconsistent over the last couple of years. There's still very very dangerous chris but that's a really big number for houston in oklahoma and with the eric king and houston's done historically especially against big time opponents week one week was really hard to meet the expectations of vegas because you're relying on new people right. Oklahoma is going to be a lot relying on a new a quarterback. They've got a great backfield but the offensive line has seen a lot of change <hes>. Those are the first two i look at. What do you think i'm i'm a liberty alone so i hope you're able to kind of make that happen there. <hes> and it's the first big game they've actually hosted william stadium <hes> but i i wanna see him on and i really i think liberty is we're talking about covering. I think they're gonna be the one that would be a cover. <hes> 'cause seventeen and a half is pretty big. Incas might have to win in order for them to cover <hes> <hes> so i'd also love to see lane. Take out ohio state because nobody downsides ohio state so that'd be lovely <hes> we talked about but lane yesterday benjamin thanks for the call. Who would you rather see back with a power five coaching job. I lane kiffin urban meyer. Pat forty was great talking about the opportunity that maybe maybe ahead for urban meyer and the interest if u._s._c. were opened up with klay hilton on the hot seat hugh freeze missed some time with back spasms earlier this week. It's i'm. I'm really curious to see what he builds in lynchburg and how quickly he can sell everybody there on the idea they can get to winning football because some of the coaches they've had recently although they've had a big winner to just long-term didn't quite work out. We're going to matt in san antonio next hey matt. How's everything in texas today again in texas day. Let's talk to smack in texas tech football. I awesome people on this show. Don't let me on in well look at tina calling on my game aggies calling in and i'm like picking them off. Well you know what he's saying that this team and go eight and four eight and four because they think the secondary is going to be really bad they got one thing says it was roll. Ooh tired things when you come into home told me naked and get a w. a. l. 'cause you're gonna get you get a curve stopping and only status status 'cause i don't get in trouble on this show but getting to ask whooping when you come to the homeless man insane things long koren's if you wanna saying that and you'd have bad he's in his long is geraghty's within l._s._u. To kick your sorry this year to bat first of all. I have no problem with you calling in you can call in any time that i'm sitting in this chair but don't really care how they feel about you. You're welcome to call you talked. A lot of trash still know about alabama and texas. What about the mississippi schools housing. I'm gonna perform against the mississippi so what because they keep on talking smack about they. I think that they're gonna beat him this year now sorry i'm not sold on the ole miss. I'm not sold on mississippi state. They're going to do terrible this year. Same everything was already there. Coasting gift fired this year anyway because guess lonzo is sorry feasible. Coats manning did not get you. Anything surprised correct. You're when they go against organisms. They're gonna get slaughtered painting when they go and come the kyle field. They're going to get the bus when they come to cockfield this year. Well i appreciate the call. I appreciate your insight. Thank you for calling in. I think you better worry about the mississippi schools because it's been since johnny was there when you guys had success against them. I'll let me say this. I have great faith and belief in jimbo. I think that program is certainly on the rise. <hes> let's go to kenny kenny. How are you today. I'm fine matt said ask waukesha aw that's some anger issues her body. I'm thank you think yeah. I don't know he was all fired up and he knows wrong but it went ahead and did it anyway anyway. So this f._c._c. who i mean he don't care but you know i. I wanted to clear up something that i'm answered yesterday about seeing ian jim wearing a white coat. I i know why now oh yeah yeah. I googled it and <hes> the good humor corporations operation requires you to wear a white coat when you're out there representing driving their trucks l. nice cream towns so you think you think thing jim zan ice cream salesman. <hes> i just gotta snippers far off then. You're not believe what he says to me. I'd like to know oh. He said. I am the best jiang aspirin salesman in alabama's intel. Jews are kid eh. That's what he said. Y'all have a good weekend doing a good job. Air tom things out. You got big shoes to fill but greg said yesterday great show today. Okay i enjoyed talking to you. I appreciate your call and thank you for the kind words. If there were an ice cream truck good humor otherwise outside of our studios right now i would buy everybody here rocket pop. That's it no ice cream sandwiches. No king cones no rhesus a rocket pop. You're in or you're out. It's it's a hot day. Summer is winding down. Send an ice cream truck our way. Hey mike and florida. How are you today good. How you top excellent excellent this question for you okay back back probably about eight nine years ago you were on talking football and you'd filled in for mark schlabach schlabach yeah and you had done a critique on either in a d or a coach from the southeast and during the critique i was doing something around the house. I was just listening to the guys and i stopped what i was doing because it just like i i was gobsmacked act and so was tony barnhart. You recall doing this and do you know who who you were writing about. Mike i have i remember the show. Oh that was the old c._s._s. Yeah and they had a great show with dave neal and tony and schley ball and brady ackerman was regularly in there and i was doing some stuff and sometimes got called an i. I cannot recall what i would have said ten years ago but i'm intrigued by what it could have been that you i still remember yeah because every time i see you on on the network now i think he wrote something. They just totally impress me. Got it because i thought you're going to go the other way i really did because i've been an idiot for a long time especially ten years ago but i continued saying nice things yeah well paul and i were at the hill at the same time and i finally got a chance to talk to you because you hosted this show. So what did i write. What did i say i you know i i don't know like i say i was in awe and and you know <hes> bob neal's say a whole lot about it and <hes> ackerman him and said nothing but i remember barnhart was just mouth agape and he was just he said you know something like tom. That's real good and and i don't remember who's the subject wise and that's why i was called man. We'd have to find out what what date that was and what was going on in the s._e._c. ten years ago but mike thank you for the call. Let's put it this way if i impress tony barnhart than i did something right and i just you know blind squirrel and a nut or something. I don't know what it was that particular day happy that i impressed mike. I wish russia would have impressed more people at that time because c._s._s. was great but we got to pour some out on the curb for it. It's long gone got plenty more to come today on the paul finebaum show we're going to take a break now more of your calls and more football talking football coming up next you're listening to the paul finebaum show podcast all right. Welcome back everybody <hes>. Tom hart sitting for paul finebaum on the paul finebaum show. We got a couple of headlines coming your way billy napier. The head coach at louisiana with a ragent cajun's found himself in some hot water this week. We're going to effort to get him on here momentarily. We've got some other great guest. Let's go to jodi in south carolina. Hey jodie. How are you sir yourself. Hey hey bud how are you. I'm doing time for yourself some fantastic don't let me ask you a question georgia football <hes> and maybe it'd be include your associates there too that work with you <hes>. He's talking about lack of georgia receivers this year. What do y'all think about george football this this year georgia football yes sir. Oh i mean come on their college football playoff candidate right off the bat. They have one of the best leaders at quarterback back in all of college football. They have a guy who has a mindset to share the football and get other players evolves a point guard out there. They have one of the best recruiters in college football as a head coach. They are just a program as everybody knows is just needs to get over that one hump and it's been a pretty big hop. It's alabama yes or managed managed hurt it really has i mean i've been bulldogs. Fan all my life. I'm originally from savannah georgia but i love my bulldogs and i'll pull perform through and through and win or lose. I'm true blue a but what are your associates thing. Do they have the same as you. I don't know they're busy producing a show but we could probably bring them in gentlemen your thoughts jordan wide receivers. I think there's a lot the questions because they've lost so much of their production from last year but you know it's re- rebuild reload in athens since the curb smarter dawn so i think great yeah. There's just a couple couple of games. They have enough talent to get through anybody on their schedule. It's just a matter if they come up with a pass rush. You don't know their names. You don't know their names now but you'll know their names in five months the people of the receivers that are going to be carrying stars landers. That's the name. That's the number to know when we're there for the spring game. Everybody raved about his potential now what they crave and thank you for the call. What they craved was consistency because he has a randy. Moss like body audie incredible catch radius inability to get the football. He is great breakaway speed but it hasn't really shown it consistently yet. That was the talk in the spring. I haven't heard a whole lot about his name so far. This fall makes me wonder if they're still itching for that consistency and maybe maybe that was a way to kind of get some momentum going for young landers. It'd be a sophomore going into the season back to the phones louisiana dan. How are you are you today. I'm excellent buddy. Thanks for calling okay. <hes> thank you and thanks everybody to finebaum the bomb show. It's it's really special to be a part of it and it means so much to so many <hes> you know. I'm just very thankful lex doing a good job. Today will thank you. I appreciate it and yet today. Even though you are georgia fan i'm i didn't say the georgia fan. Who told you this is georgia. Yeah you know i'm university of missouri graduate. Did you know that yeah. That's good. That's good that that's what i wanted wanted to talk about. Okay i was going to ask you said paul's gone and it's friday <hes>. Can we like all the roofs today. I have no rules in my life so there's nothing to break shirt. Okay okay <hes> i <hes> missouri <hes> and florida i think but surrey <hes> will <hes> <hes> they might beat out florida this year for the second it spot. I really do the schedule <hes> <hes>. I just feel that they have a real shot this year. What about you. I couldn't agree more. My opinion doesn't really matter that much but we will hear from missouri head coach barry later in the show. We'll talk to him about what kelly bryant is doing. Wanna get ready for this season. They have an incredible tied in albert. Okla wave a win. He's healthy and if he's healthy and he's nursing a knee injury right now. He's one of the best the best in college football missouri has a great tradition of tight ends going back to pro football hall of famer kellen winslow back into early late seventies and early eighties eighties. <hes> law say i didn't realize winslow was a tired okay. Okay so you learn something every day you can any don't get to call in today one call. That's all that's fair. Okay <hes>. I got another other question <hes> about l._s._u. And clemson if you know i don't know this but who was the first that started the football program program and had the tigers playing in death valley was clean genera l._s._u. Well the first of all tigers are that's the most common common nickname and all of college athletic so i don't know who the first was the tigers and to answer your question the first two nicknamed death valley. I'm sure twitter quitter will tell us. I don't have that information on top top of my head or yours for that matter but we'll figure it out. Thanks for calling in. We got more coming your way in the paul finebaum show. We'll be right back right after this.

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"The Paul finebaum show podcast is brought to you by the new Capital One saver card. Earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment two percent on grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. What's in your wallet? Pride passion and patron Torri of college football leaves here. The is the Paul finebaum show. Our four podcast. We're back guide. You are two one more hour to go on a fun show on a Monday afternoon. Now, Monday night, more of your calls at eight five five to four to seven to eight five. Let's continue and Dan is in Louisiana. Hello, dan. Hey, how you doing? We're doing. Well. Thanks a lot. Paul. I wanted to ask you a question about the song. Call Paul police. Do did you have anything to do with the lyrics of that song? Oh, let me bring in somebody. Who did? I mean, I was certainly consulted on it. But marquee, you were part of the the brains bond that song weren't you Taylor? Well, Taylor, you know, he's the voice behind it. But didn't we him originally? Yeah. We went to him. We should we had this idea. Get all the teams involved. Here's a sample script. And he took it and made it better, which is all the great ones. Always do. Well, that was a good idea. And you know, every time I hear that song. I wonder if I'll had anything to do with Larry now, I have I must admit that. I had. Minimal input. I mean, I I certainly saw it and heard it, and I don't know if I added or subtracted, but I I I have been I did write one song that never got published. But. But that's you'll be my next field. I'm I'll be a songwriter Nashville on wrote a bunch of Paolo. Did you really well, I had I had broke you upon. But they wouldn't let me read it. But that's okay. So what kind of we'll tell you about your songs? Oh, I'm just talking about, you know, rock and roll found throughout the gospel song just over the years nothing ever published like you. You know, nothing. What what I day? I I I ran I'm trying to. I know what I did. I was I was at an event familiar with Randy Owen used to be the lead singer for the group Alabama. Well, I was at his charity golf tournament many years ago. And while I was there they had a they had an event that night were a bunch of songwriters got up and say and sang their own. I mean, we're talking about guys have number one hits. And I ran into a man named Walt all Aldridge there who very successful songwriter in Nashville, and he happened to we we started talking and he was interested in doing a song on the finebaum show. And he he came down and hung out with us one day. And ultimately, he said, you know, what I really don't want to do. Just a gimmick song. Why don't I expressed my interest in songwriting? So I went up into run-up to muscle shoals and went into one of the studios up their famous town as you probably know we wrote a song together it was somewhat. Autobiographical? It was right about the time. I was making the move from Alabama to ESPN, and we were he recorded it. I mean, I I I was I played a role on the lyrics. It was really fun song. We played at once or twice here. It's kind of a rough draft. But one of these days I'd like to do it again. But maybe we can get in the studio and crank a few hits out. I don't know about that. Well, I listen I mean with with the power of this show, we can't make a number one hit this program. Hey, thanks name. Really do appreciate it. But it was it. I will tell you. It was a really fun experience for me too. That was back when I could talk. Mark is up next in Columbia. How are you? Mark. And how we're doing. Well, thank you very much. Oh, I'm I live in Columbia. And I have to listen to these Clemson people all the time, and they just nest signed another bumper crop and they had a junior day this past weekend. And and the thing kiss me as a the players that they always talk to these recruits and tell them what a good time to have. And all that. So here's my question to you. Do you think that South Carolina's? I always going to be a middle of the road team. And if not you think must champ is the one that will get us to the next level. Okay. Well, Mark, you vaccinate some some really interesting questions there. And at least in the short term. I don't see anything stopping Clemson from where they are. They are right now, as you know, you live there machine, and it would take something pretty dramatic to end this the more important and pressing question is that will muschamp, and I'll spare you all the platitudes about how much like will and have known him along. Time. You don't want here that you want to hear me give you a blueprint for success at South Carolina. Right, right. I'm not sure. I can I am extremely disappointed in what I've seen out of that program. And I don't know. You know, what it's going to take to turn the corner. I mean, we know we're no longer early in the process. What is this from us champ? He's been there. Three big going into fourth years going into his fourth year. I mean, I think this is an important year to show. That this is a legitimate program. And I thought last year. Didn't show that at all. Okay. What do you think? Well, that's the conclusion I've come to. But I was hoping that you tell me something different. Well, one thing I'm not going to do here is just say something to say it and a year ago. I was I was pretty upbeat on well mush. And because I thought he could recruit at a level that would make a difference when I'm trying to understand is. Why he? Has been unable to recruit at at the highest level. Yeah. Well, that's that's the same question. We have. Plus we have some questions that quarterback. He won't that what changes quarterback and stuff like that. But anyway, you've answered my question. I think love your show, Paul. Thank you so much. Yeah, mark. I'm sorry. I apologize. I'm not my ear my earphone out. So I didn't I could I couldn't hear what what you had to say. Let's continue with more calls. Paul is up next. Hey, paul. Hey, Paul good afternoon. How are you? Good, sir. It's great to talk to you. I'm a big fan. I've been listening to you since back, then the Birmingham days. But great show. I just wanted to say you were asked a few seconds ago about coming back from the TV break about fixing overtime. And I've been thinking about it for a long time. I've never liked the overtime in college. Never liked it in the pros. But I've come up with this very simple solution to overtime. Very simple. What does that? When you go to overtime play resumes from were less often regulation. Very simple first team to score wins. You've had four quarters to win this game. You can't seem to do it in the four quarters. We'll find we'll give you some extra time. Well known getting argument. I would make is okay. Let's say you're. You're on the twenty five yard line at the as regulation is coming to an end. So do you attempt to feel goal? As a losing team or to win. I mean, you're you're you're you're you have the ball. Do you attempt a long field goal, which would either win the when you the game or or not? But do you then you risk losing the ball though? If you if you go to overtime, don't you? No, no, not at all. Okay. Not. No. I mean, you still have the Ford. I mean, the there's nothing changed. They have tried to change the game into overtime play should resume. We're left off and regulation. Stay team. Come back and kick the last minute field goal to tie up. Well, guess what? You got a kick it off to the team. You just score on and hold them an extra time. I call it extra time. Now, you're talking college, football or pro football. I'm talking pros. I'm talking to you saw him pro. Okay. Yes. Yeah. It's very simple. Just play resumes were left off next team to score wins is it's that simple, Paul. Okay. That's how you can fix the overtime rule. I mean, listen it's worth thinking about I'm not I'm not I need to digest that for a minute. It's it's an interesting plan. I get where you're coming from. I it's just an extension of the game. Yes. Exactly. Okay. Exactly. Simple. As that. They little short game. You know, how many ties did? Pros last year like three or four. Yeah. They did. Yeah. They they had quite a few a lot of people are talking about plano, full fifty minute quarter again. Well, it didn't serve the purpose for like four or five games last year. Narrows? That's fair. I. Now college football. I mean, the thing I do like about the college game. I mean, it it does give you a life or death seal. The pro game is a little bit different. Because you can I mean, it's still pretty life or death. But. Cut the thing in college. Yes. Both teams get an opportunity to get the ball of which the pros. Don't just they drive down score touchdown to win the game that it would eliminate the coin toss in the pro it would eliminate playing for overtime in the pro. Not. I don't like the playing for overtime to me. That's. Yes. I mean, you're you're wasting the time to win the game right now if you if you could just. That's the Inga regulation. You're tied. Just extended. No game clock. Just the play clock. Next teams score wins. Very simple. Now, you could give each team a time out or two or challenge. Okay. But just hey, okay. We're going to finish this stand. Let's not change it into a different game in overtime. That's all I'm saying. Okay. I hear you. I thank you very much. Really interesting suggestion will digest it when we come back. We're we're rolling through the final hour of the program with forty. You're listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. But pride passion and patrons re of college. Football leaves here is the Paul finebaum show. Our four podcast. Welcome back to our program on a Monday night. Let's continue. And who better to go to than Jimmy in Schick Kogyo where the temperature is what Jimmy. Oh when shields around a minus five but on Wednesday. We're supposed to have the coldest day in Chicago history. The the high is supposed to be minus sixteen I think the low minus twenty eight the win supposed to be at forty miles an hour with a when chill fifty five low. It's not going to be a week of lot of natives or looking forward to. I mean when when you talk about the coldest day in Chicago history. You're you're talking about quite a bit there. Yeah. That was the headline on drudge or earlier this morning. So I'm taking I'm sure they got that information from some very experienced weather media meteorologist, I suppose, but it sounds like the knights Chicago died. Yeah. Pretty much But I wanted to talk about when you're talking about intro songs. I remember your old show in Birmingham. I think you had a a musical lead. But the, but the the lead into the show, and I don't know Vickers did the voice over or not. But it was welcome to the Paul finebaum show where legends are made. And most college football coaches fired. I'm not. I'm not. No, it wasn't Vickers. It was a voice guy. But I believe that Pat Smith wrote out. It was outstanding Ave pad was the creator of the finebaum network. And I'm pretty sure he he pinned that phrase. Yeah. That that that would lived on for a long time. And it every time I tried to convince people when I came here that this show was really just normal talk show, and they say, yeah. But what about the way it used to be where you were coaches? I said well that was back then we don't do that anymore. Yeah. When of didn't one you wasn't it when you had your first, I guess contract situation, and you move to another station Birmingham that you weren't allowed to continue that intro or or kind of legal problem there are because I really amazingly for some I have made very few moves as you probably know, I, you know, I stayed at one station thirteen years. I think I was at I was at WJR Wexford six or seven years before I came here. And I've been here starting my sixth year. So. Yeah. Well, what station was the one where the switchboard never worked. You know, you didn't know if you're going to receive phone calls or not some days at work some days. It did pretty much everywhere. We've been. Yeah. That may have been. How long have you been? You know, we were in a play. I mean, the long run we had was there at the vicar station. That was we were there about thirteen. Right. Right. Oh, and I somebody had mentioned it last week. You can't mention your time with Vickers without ah and somebody mentioned Mildred she was one of the all time classics hysterically funny. She's still with us or do you have another? Yeah. Okay. I'll tell you. I don't know if I've ever revealed this on the air, but I will. So we had this old lady who called in and her name was Mildred and it was one of the most famous callers Jimmy in the finebaum show history, which is saying a considerable amount. And this woman got a little bit risque and start talking about having relationships with bear Bryant and Pat. Got really to a point where I mean, we were nervous about it. Anyway. I had a friend. This is a funny story who. Who was I got to know. He was a graduate assistant at Auburn. When I first met him. His name was Ronnie Sanders. He's now happens to be an agent now in the business and at one time Ronnie reminded me this not long ago. He was on the he was on Nick saban's first staff at LSU, not as I f but he was on one of his staff's there, and he roomed think about this with Adam gays and Freddie kitchens. Yes, I knew that's where Freddie kitchen started GE was that LSU, and I didn't realize it was on the same staff. That's how I got so beady eyed. And anyway, one day Ronnie came up to our station. Any somehow this thing about Mildred got up. And I said, I said, I said, can you believe this? I said I did not believe this that Miller is really a woman. He goes hold on say, he he left the room, and he called in and my friend, which I did not know was Mildred. Why it's an it's a guy who was on Nick saving staff at LSU was on Terry Bowden staff and now as a sports agent, and he is in we Finally I finally said once I once I learned that I couldn't really allow it to go on because we know we never wanted to see the public on this show was enrich rich little shoot a hired him. I it was I think there's a website out there. I can't remember the name of it where you can go back and there's a show. There's there's a website. That's dedicated to old finebaum show hits. And I'm pretty sure you can find some on that website. Oh, my house gonna accommodate really quick on on the Matt Jones of a segment, and to me, I honestly think any back kind of referred to it. But I really think that key factor that has made this Kentucky basketball team. What it is was the firing of Mark FOX because. Had he not been fired Hagans would be playing for Georgia. And because he committed and wrong. That's a really good point. And I mean, and then he falls into Kentucky's lap. And in my mind, he's not only their best player, but he is foreign away their most valuable player and many times those are not the same thing. And but but he says it up he's an unbelievable defensive player, and he's the heart soul of that team. Really well said well, thank you Jimmy and be be safe up there in the weather. Yeah. Yeah. Snowing pretty good right now as we speak. We got an nice little seven inches overnight. And about the last week and a half we've had probably a foot and a half and the drifts of made it about three feet is this correct? So I looked at the forecast for Wednesday's at today. You were telling me about yes, this is believable. I high of minus fourteen. In a low of minus twenty four. Yes. And not the windshield. That is the mean temperature. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Yeah. And the wind supposed to be forty which is gonna make that one shoe that is that is the house insane thing I've ever and by the way, I have I was telling the guys earlier. My sister lived on the what's it called the loop down near Lake Michigan. Yeah. Yeah. I went to visit her once when I was in college I was on late. I it was in early March, and I was on Lake Michigan and the and the the wind chill got about twenty five below. So I have felt twenty five below windshield. I think the me the regular temperature was about minus fourteen. And you understand what it means to be on Lake Michigan in the call in with a wind chill. I mean, I realized wind chills windshield. But somehow that's seems like it's could not be any worse. But that so I felt close to thirty below. I've never felt forty five fifty below which we are looking at this weekend. Not to turn into a weather. Channel expert squirrel is up next in Mississippi where I promise you will not be that cold. But you will believe this. But I have actually been that go. We've never talked about me working up in the last two have. No, no, no, I spent most of two years up there right after the Valdez oil spill. Been back twice. We'll vacation since then. But it's it gets that cold up there on fairly regular basis. Some parts of Elizabeth, and I've got to choose up in poodle bay in the winter, I've been to barrow Alaska, where they've got the well bones stuck in the ground that you walk through, you know. And I mean, it's a I've seen some pretty bizarre places up there. Thanks to my company. I mean, I didn't go up there all all over that part of the country. But we went up there right after the oil spill and and worked up there for most like I said, most of two years and house provincial. Have you ever been there? No, I have never been to Alaska, Arkansas. If you if you and your wife doing anywhere on vacation, you really need to go to last and everybody in the country really needs to go there. It's really not as expensive as you think. When you start looking at airfare, and once you get up there, and it's one of the most beautiful places in on the planet, and it's hard. It's just part of the United States and on how many courage people to go up there. They never have been. But no, I called the tough didn't talk about guys. Crew pardon me. I've seen the movie insomnia. Does that does that help? Nope. What does it helped me understand Alaska? No, no, no, no. You just got to go up there bomb. Bomb crews, I'm interested in the cruise. What could she could never sleep because the son never went down? Where do I sign up for the feinban cruise? That's what we're working on that score. We will have an announcement on that momentarily. But thank you. Why would you do an Alaskan cruise because we had heard somebody things about Alaska tonight? I've heard that's really nice by the way, I would put it's really close to. To russia. We'll be right back listening to about Paul finebaum show podcast. Pride passion than patrons re of college football leaves here. This is the Paul finebaum show. Our four podcast. Welcome back in. Where are we talking to spoil mango, okay? Okay. When you're hanging up on. How about a billion Slidell, Louisiana? Hello, billy. Hey, how you doing? We're doing well billing. Are you? I'm not there yet. You are believe it or not. Okay. I just wanted to tell Paul. Hello. And. Tell him. I was glad to see that LSU's getting a little recognition in football. I mean in the basketball coming on. We're we're doing good. I'm kinda excited and everything's looking good. We agree with you. We'll wait has turned this program around much much faster than I than I think anybody really thought was possible. Yeah. Yeah. It. And it's good being being a tiger fan right now. Our basketball is is up looking good. Where we we got great inside outside. We got link. We got speed we got depth, and I really excited about it. Now. I agree. I I happened to catch the the end of that Missouri game the other night when when that lead was being vaporized was it was extraordinarily to watch. And and I and I think when you can do something like that. And especially on the road at it. It's an indicator of what you're capable of. And I think I think LSU has pretty good run going or coming up. I should say in the NCW term. And thank you very much for the call. Let's check out John in California. John you're on the air. Go right ahead. Hey, how you doing? We're doing great good, Paul. We talked the last few times, we we've exchanged ideas in my view on what was happening with Alabama. I wanted to ask you. You about my Florida Gators in the gator nation based on the great job. Dan Mullen has done sure with the Gators and Philippa Franks in Emory Jones. I know, you know, Dan Mullen, very well. And I know how he thinks when it comes to football and quarterback position. What's your take on next year? Will there be another? Let's say open up position for the quarterback position that Florida or is this going to be something that bit Franks? You know, I asked a pet dilly couple of weeks ago that question and certainly he's got a front row seat. And he felt I think I'm characterizing his answer. I think he was in Fateh Khan saying that it was going to be fully pay Franks. Okay. All right. Because you know, he's he's had some good games, Paul. But then you see the weaknesses. I guess the bowl game. He showed the improvements that I guess Dan Mullen was seeing throughout the season that it still scares me. Because you know, how long we've been waiting for a quarterback at Florida, and we had one, and we we lost him because if some stupid mistake. Yeah. So cater nation wants to be able to see that. By the way. Paul. I understand Jimmy in Chicago my daughter's there and apparent in. Apparently, it's going to be thirty below. But what she's telling me? But I'm I'm sitting here talking to you and seventy five degrees. Good Ocala -fornia. So thanks for the great job. I love your show and love you and keep keep keep doing all the good things for the very nation. Really nice to hear you John you'd be well out in California. And that again, I'm not the harp on the weather, but it's pretty much what? The entire country north and south or talking about. Yeah. Dea being forty below zero. It's. Really? I mean, there's there's no way you can deal with that. I mean, it's fifty degrees. Where I I live right now, I'm freezing. That's ridiculous. They'll be in Alabama. Hello LB, Paul. How you doing buddy? Man. It's been a long time. Yeah. It has. Since Friday reminisce. And when did you start talkradio? Kind of couple of interational, but probably for real early ninety s. Got married in eighty seven. And I came by correct myself. I did a show in the late eighties. Remember, I did one with John forty. And then you know, we may have started the nighttime show in in the late eighties. Now that I think about it. But we had a weekend show before that remember may go onto the fish market. And then the next year. Yeah. Hang up on me. Yeah. The story is I've been mad about this for about thirty years. But I think I'm over it. Now, I think LB you called us up on day and said you were getting married, right? Right. And then came down to the studio, and you graciously gave us a meal the fish market. Yeah. I the next year next year you're talking about traditions. Okay. So we gave you a free meal at the fish more. But which by the way, I saw I think I saw Mr. Sarah says son when I was in Birmingham, not long ago. So the next year this is this is where the story gets. We just gave you like a like a free pass to go to the fish market. Right. Right. Right. And you went and then the next year what happened. Well, you were talking about tradition. I was in my parents driveway. I called you up, and you know, it was my aniversary. And you said, well, I'll talk to piggy town down at PT's go on down there. Right. So. These guys these guys one of them now is a football coach in Birmingham at at a very prominent high school coach so you had had a sports bar. And and I said, we'll go go there, and we'll pick it up, right? Right. I figured wouldn't be that expensive fifty bucks. I'm only that. Why don't you know, the three hundred what's that? What happened? Oh, I like to be be fever time back then some shit. I think it was about three hundred five was because I think I think I paid for it and made a decision, right? Then the never speak to you again. But you did. And you have your, you know, and I'm still alive into. So the guys called me. I think Peter Tim called me people. Cock tip feet, and Tim macaca sh-, and they go we gotta we gotta build here for three hundred and sixty dollars or whatever might going, really. What company came down there? So I I don't remember how the Bill was finally disposed of. But I know it was expensive. And I know that I felt like you had violated. Please follow them that giving you. Give a alcoholic a free pass. Now back then I mean, three hundred sixty dollars. I don't I don't know if I made that a month in radio, so. Well, I've been I guess you'd say sober for twenty two twenty three years, but how about a dinner Paul? How 'bout thanks for the call. Let's. Let's go to Karl in Kentucky. How are you Carl? But I'm Paul good afternoon. Hey, you got a comment and had a question for you the comment. I thought for a while last Monday, we go today that Jim been knocked off of the throne as your most provocative caller this guy. I think his name was Steve has the biggest mousetrap. That I ever heard of. And the question Kentucky football. I haven't heard anyone mention their name about the twenty nineteen season. Were they to men team this year with Josh Allen and been his nail? Are they going to drop that much? I think there will be a slight drop off. But I I don't think that's going to be catastrophic. I think I think Mark stoops is has built a really good program that I think it'll be tough to win ten games. But I don't think it's going to be a complete fall off the map into the world type of drop off. You don't think they're going back to the six way in the bowl? I think this program is is certainly has has has a fundamental base which you need, and I think he's recruited well enough to to be consistent. I know ten ten wins. No. But. Seven or eight. Yeah. I think that's doable. Well, thanks a lot. Love your show. Thank you very much. Great to have you on. We are up against. Against the break. Anybody want anniversary dinners, just call the findbaugh. You. Sure. Human listening to about Paul finebaum show podcast. But pride passion, then patrons re of college football leaves here. The is the Paul finebaum show our four podcast. Welcome back to the program. And I'm an is up next. How are you? I'm in. Definitely. Fostering, thanks for taking the call. Thank you. Did you did you ever see that story about the guy Rodman the visit the car in the road rage thing? I just saw it. Yes. Oh, can you imagine being on the car going down the highway at seventy miles an hour. I cannot. No. But you know, what Jim Jim actually rode the cargo in eighty. And then all if we're going to go on this cruise yo have a lot of chef aboard for you know, guys like, Jim, and you know, mealy, and we're what are your hours the gyms old? He's got a birthday coming up. He is getting up there. He's getting up in age. He seemed quite a few presidents more presidents Amine. You have. And, but, but you know, shuffleboard, and maybe some curling if necessary, and you can have great entertainment, get DJ, k dub to spend some tunes and bring some gear, and I'll bring some lights and get a ban, and we'll go to the Colorado into the ship and whatever granddaughter time, but you know, while Paul one less thing, you know, Alabama got past kicked by Clinton, right? Have a good day. You know? If it makes I'm infield. Good. And then I wanna do everything in our power to help rehabilitate him during this very difficult time. Marcy is in Birmingham. Hello marcy. Hey, marcy. Matty. Oh, my. Phil how you doing? I'm doing great. Well, it's been too long. We used to work together. I know I know. Okay. Let me tell you something. Okay. I'm and that just called I'm gonna say whatever to his. And instead he said about Clemson. Okay. So what okay we're gonna move on robot. But anyway, I am not, but probably two blocks from WHYY because I'm going to take some children in descending. But when that got called and talked about peaking play PP's. I was like okay always wanted to call into your shows that God knows win since. She's of course, you were w API today beginning, and now that you're on national national television and radio, I watch a lot as much as I can and convert all my friends to watch you and everything, but the point is is that of always wanted to say you started which you said this past time on Saturday mornings with sports and stuff with Forni. I cannot please tell you really quick story about that. And everybody can just hulk worse. Absolutely. Okay. Here's the deal. Mr. Barker, whose Bernie Barker, the gut you to come to WPRO with Mark and blind when they were there. Sure nothing. But anyway, you at the paper and everybody could not stand you. But they thought. Raising money when was it Monday Wednesday and Thursday or Monday, Wednesday and Friday figures Friday. Okay. So anyway, everybody was like I cannot believe that Paul is going to be on the radio. And then all of a sudden, we go to sales meeting long story short is Mr. Barker, and I think Kathy finger when Kathy finger men with everyone boss, and she said we've got his cell this show on Saturday morning. It's Paul finebaum in Mr John Forni. And I was like what I mean. I could not get advertiser one to buy your show. Now, you know, who's the very first person was that bought it and has in his continue still buys his show, Autry McMillan, but Milas big. Well, listen, I never really probably properly apologized to all of you who had that. Task of trying to and I mean, listen, I'm not saying I'm a poster child today. But can you imagine? Thirty years ago. Cosmic as something Kathy. Thank came up in all of us in the sales meeting were like in Monroe was one of our friends to throw yo sure. Or absolutely. I can't find rose on Facebook wish you would find somehow. But anyway, look, I I love we would get mad sales meeting in that room downstairs on Howard avenue and go how in the blankety blank. Are. We going to sell this show. Nobody likes this. Bottom line is I saw Mr. MacMillan win on SEC network was SEC days were out at. And I went to see him. And I said do you understand Mr Paul finebaum? These thank you. Because you were one of the very first advertisers that kept the show on the road on the air. And then, of course, Mr. Barker puts you on the five days a week. And we were just after you know, I one jump on ship. Oh, Autry McMillan. But there was big and tall is buying the show. I guess we could buy out. So anyway, the bottom line is I've loved listening to you. And I just want everybody in America to know that before there was these callers that say that there's a mangas people that have talked on your show I wanted to go. Hey, wait to stay department and wer was the first one. No, you're absolutely right in it. It is amazing to go back to that time. And because now I mean, I I can assure you know, it they did not take me on sales calls. No, no, no, no, no. We don't need it. We don't need them. And it was like anyway, great call continue. I listened to yours. Really great to hear from you. Supposed to have the Snowmageddon tonight in Birmingham. Everybody's up everything. Shut down. Always cool shut down for over. Okay. We'll be safe tomorrow. We will be on realize of Alabama Georgia a lot of the cities are shut down. But we'll be here and Jim from Tesco's. It will be. Yeah. Yeah. You know? You know? I know you hope we figured out, but let me help them letting miserable old poo. He he's been jealous of me on the show for years. He's jealous of I on too much better looking than he is. He's such an ugly old sick the minute, man. And I'm so much. I actually am really. Right in the ball. I am much younger than that clown much younger, and he knows it. So that's why he calls. He's so stake in he's a miserable. Man. You miserable. Sick demanded spiritually. Sick man's spirit. Call what we worked on the Exxon Valdez. Are you going to listen to me not sorry? Jim. Anyway, why do you keep putting that line ask you this? What should I do when he calls in or should? I just not take his not owning like to use to when we used to give him ten seconds. You'd say. All right. I know we're going and right full the break giving thin and bam. You be ended that that's what you used to do. That's when you did it. Right. Thank you. For listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. The Paul finebaum show airs weekdays on the SEC network beginning at three eastern.

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The Commissioner of the SEC Greg Sankey will join us in just a few minutes, but right now we want to welcome someone who. Is a favorite of all of ours. Even though he seemingly been dancing and talking at the same time on ESPN radio will cain who tomorrow mark his last day? He's reportedly heading to Fox News. I don't know if if Wilkin even acknowledge that usually when you change jobs, a their their official proclamations that prevent you from discussing it will thanks for being on our. No, you just got through with a three hour show, but and we won't keep you on, but we. We didn't want to say goodbye. thanks so much for for everything done. Paul I'm happy to be on the show man, my first time here at the end of my tenure at ESPN I'm happy. To be talking on the show that I would imagine. Most of my friends are actually listening to outside of love, and no I grew up in Texas being a big college football friend bunker up in Tennessee right now with scattered all across the south. excited to be on the Paul Finebaum show well. Thanks I. E We would bump into each other in the hallways. up in New York all fall and. Now we're both in literally I. WanNa. Talk to you though about you, you put you put amazing comments all the time, but he put out this tweet the other day when I saw him I I, did a double take, and apparently so did a lot of other people in the aftermath of the bubble wallace situation you said. NASCAR didn't care about the truth. Almost everyone in the media didn't care about the truth. Curiosity questions on the search for the truth were dismissed as contrarian. At best racist at worst media is broken. Society is broken I know you could do a PhD paper on that, but give it a shot. Paul I just think that. Certainly from members of the society, but increasingly for guys that have jobs like we do. Our priority has to be finding and telling the truth. There's so many different off-ramps on that highway of the pursuit of the truth, off-ramps for preservation of likability off ramps for preserving ourselves from people coming at US calling US terrible names. Ramps for career advancement all gets in the way of actually doing our jobs, which is to tell the truth I think this bubble. Wallace Nascar Talladega situation is just a massive. Malpractice half of the media today. A picture came out Paul and I. Know You know that you've probably talked about on your show? Today of the garage door pool fashioned into a noose Wallace's garage stall. It certainly looks like a news, but it doesn't change the fact that both the FBI an Nascar have said no hate crime took place that was there, since October, and in fact, Nascar today admitted a mistake in how they responded to this, initially by calling it a heinous act, and they ramped up along with then the media who ran with it. Divisions Inflammation of racial tensions in a false story across this country I just think that's malpractice. And It seems I agree with a lot of what you did and seemed like. It is no longer an outlier will. It's the norm. I certainly think that's true. As well I am really disappointed in. That's why make broad indictment that the media is broken and society is broken if you really want to be, you know. Philosophical about this, you could point to so many different things have come throughout history, Paul like those who tell the truth will be hated. You'll be hated for the truth and the reason why people love their lies. They love the idea of whatever it is. They believe and I'm open to disagreement. If you ever listen to the Wilkin show and I understand it's hard because the Paul Finebaum show is on at the same time, this esteemed program airs during my hours, but if you ever do, I am open to disagreement and debate I am open to you telling me how I'm wrong, but we have to at least acknowledge a basic set of facts and agree. That the truth is important. We can disagree on our opinion of the. But, I just have losing faith. And this isn't political Paul. This left right. This is political this business. This is media and this is a member of our society. Don't prioritize the truth. Well this is a strange question, because certainly understand what is going up and down the the cable, news style and reports. Are you are heading? To Fox. But we're talking about sports channels here as well one that you do you currently work for I know you don't want to say too much on the way out, but ESPN as you well know, you've had to deal with it. Is One of those networks that is constantly. And consistently attack. That's true. I'm not really going to talk to you about where I'm headed in the future. What my plans are I'll be unveiling that in the week to come as far as ESPN. I would say this to the media and institutions. We should do our best going forward to judge everyone as an individual. Now that's a great philosophical principle in one that I think we should be living up to in terms of how fix society, but I also mean it in terms of how we consumer. CARE. Who Work for Paul I don't care. I will be judging you. I'm using the proverbial. You hear based upon your fidelity to the truth. Are you doing a good job? Argue entertaining me. Are you doing a good job of relaying valuable information to me I think that can come anywhere and everywhere I think that can come and does come from individuals inside of ESPN. I think that comes from individuals inside of every media, organizations and I. I think there are massive massive failures from individuals at every single one of those institutions as well at ESPN I've had some of those conversations directly and on air with my colleagues, because again I am open doing this I am open to having this conversation about where we succeed where we fail, but I will tell you. I will be or -tising individuals who do live value. WHO's good at this no matter where they work going forward. And again I certainly wish you. All the best as you go forward because it, it does. It is an important thing. I mean we all especially in the last. Almost four months now I mean. We have faced two of the. Seminal stories of our lifetime. It doesn't matter how old you are either unless you. Were alive during during World War. Two and not too many people were. I know the next question somewhat ridiculous based on on your tweet, but. What is your hope or faith? Or level of confidence that it's going to get any better. Paul. I don't know how you feel about this, but I like to think of myself as an optimist. Mean I. Think about the choices to make the risks I take and even the one. I'm about to make the one of the move. I'm about to to embark on. That was talking to Joe. Tessa tour on the Wilkins show today. And he said you should move forward with fearlessness. Take chances in life do new things that what life is about and be fearless and I. I believe that requires optimism and I certainly have that for people out there in our country, I fight pessimism. I think social media's poison poisons. My brain and everybody's brain on a regular basis, and it makes me pessimistic about society about our business, and so I'm not GonNa, lie to you Paul. That's a struggle for me. I don't know I don't know the future I. Just know this Paul. How about this? No one being really like I. Hope The word isn't sanctimonious, but. I I know it's important how about that? It's worth fighting for Paul by the way. It's not just the stuff that we're losing the things that we care about together I, Love College football you love college football. I'd rather be talking to you right now. About whether or not. Texas is GONNA finally come back to its national prominence I. Love the NFL I. WanNa. Talk to you once again about the Dallas cowboys, there are things that bring us together and I would hope that one of those things is our principles. Our evaluation of individuals in the truth I would hope that and I will try my best to be optimistic that we'll still have those things to bring together. We'll we'll I congratulate you for for for for speaking the truth and it's it's long overdue all the best to you and I can't wait to see where you go next and. I hope you'll come back when. You. Wherever. You're going Paul I. Always Joy seen you on TV. A love coverage of college football. I'll be happy to come on the Paul Finebaum. Show anytime in the future I. Appreciate. Thank you all the best will thank you so very much. Okay? his final date ESPN, is tomorrow. The Commissioner of the southeastern conference will join US next. You're listening to the Paul Finebaum Show podcast and we welcome you back. has been a wild and crazy couple of hours here and maybe maybe we can calm things down with the. Commissioner of the southeastern conference we're we're depending on you. Commissioner, thank you. Thank you very much for joining us. That's an interruption. I listen to will who I was supposed to be. We'll show one time, so I was all excited about that L. Dunkin was was. Guest, hosting always great to me, l., but appreciate well and his perspective, and hopefully I can come and bring some optimism to us all right now. Well. We want out to visit pretty badly, and we also want one a dose of reality and I. Know That's a tough situation right now you're dealing with. Enormous. Enormous issues also let's start with the college football part of it. and we've asked you repeatedly over these last almost four months now for an update, so it's it's an open ended question, but where are we? It is and it'll be open at it for a while and we'll. We'll have to deal with that I zoomed in to staff meetings with our athletic departments and said Hey, the reality is we are in a time of uncertainty. Forever, but it's a reality in the Two days ago, we were with Dr Condoleeza Rice Group of commissioners had a learning experience with her as part of an annual meeting, and she said you know when uncertainty, you're going to have to make decisions, it'd be hard decisions. They're going to be imperfect decisions. You're going to have to be comparable with the outcomes, and then you're GonNa have to the Union move forward and adapt, so we're seeing that I've said before we brought our student athletes back, so we're involuntary. Athletic Activities really good start. Anew, and we plan for the reality around covert, and that is the potential for positive tests or Contact with people who test positive and the need to isolate so last week stories pop their speculation or leaks. I'm not sure. Exactly the sources of information on numbers and I think it's important to understand that we're providing care on our campuses with embedded medical professionals where adapt to adjust it raises. Questions were not going to have to answer about what if that was in October that you had all of these people that isolate well. We're not knocked over yet. We're learning as we go a bit not that people are. Are Are not being cared for properly next. We're going to go through a few more weeks of voluntary activity, and then the opportunity under NCAA rules to be more active with some more summer access still limited in what can be done. It's not full practice, so that's an ex- mile marker for football, and as we go through July, even more and more important decisions will come to us. and. We talk over over these months commissioner and and I know one time you said you still have the luxury of time. Do you now? It's narrowing, but I think my what I said. The luxury of time and every day a little bit of that asset slips away and it is but. Part of that time was to allow us to learn. And no one of my calls this week. an observation was made. We don't know much more than we knew in March. I said really that's not correct. We know a lot more. But we don't know as much as we need right now. And that asset of time is narrowing and as I as I, said we've got some milestones coming up this July thirteenth return to activity. Think about what we've seen over the last two or three weeks on our country or our campuses, and then think for two or three more weeks. Hopefully we make some progress around covert, and that guy, just the next two or three weeks. We have to make more decisions, so the acknowledgement is yeah. The outset of time slipping away that luxury is going, but it's still gonNA. Give us the opportunity to learn a little bit more make decisions. I'm I feel certain in asking you that they're not asking and knowing that you have multiple contingency plan. I'm not asking for that that that's certainly something that you have to be careful about and no, but what? What. What what are what are we talking about here? In terms of the we all know when the season begins. I'm sure that would be one of the first lines of demarcation would not right right. Yeah, so the the other thing that I've said repeatedly is we're focused on preparing to play this season as scheduled. In fact, I just left another meeting, which is like life right now where we're looking at all kinds of game management issues really. Really, not that interesting to to be candid, but that's part of preparing to play the season as scheduled because we're GONNA have to operate a bit differently. And we know that so. That's the focus for weeks and weeks months now, looking out scenarios and contingencies I. Think you may remember with a smile on your face I think I mentioned the word contingency and planning the phrase contingency planning like way back in late March and man it went to. To a tweet, then it was a story. The SEC's involved in contingency planning. Well, that's now normal behavior and I saw Nicole's article and I know she was on earlier talking about conferences, and do you move your championship game? Every one of us is properly considering. Can we move? CAN WE ADJUST? That doesn't mean we will, but we have to be able to adapt. Just as I predicted on each appearance you then look at different models of. Of schedule if there's delays or disruptions, how do you adapt and You can run through probably fifteen to twenty different scenarios none of those are real right now. As far as we're going to implement those, but all have been introduced athletics director just to stay. Here's kind of the range of possibility that has to be on all of our minds with the first and primary option. Being that focus on playing the season s schedule. The calendar is is moving into July, as everyone knows that has as a phone were a pocket or a desk calendar Commissioner. What what are the? What are the benchmarks coming up for you and your and for everyone? I mean you deal with President's AIDS coaches. Administrators of all sports, but in the parlance of football. What's next? Well I like to away went old school with the desk calendar there so. We covered the range right I think it starts at the top and being attentive to what's happening around us in society What we see, we see clearly different. Levels of infection What does that mean that puts this to next week with our medical advisory committee to make sure we understand and interpret the information correctly so I don't tend to focus on what's on scrolls, and what's on on headline placements on the news the next part for us would be the start up of what's called summer, access and football, and so that's a little bit more like guided practice some film some distant gatherings. It's not practice though, so I wanna be clear about that, so that's the next specific milestone We're meeting every week. I would. Would expect us to have a more focused longer meeting psycho with athletic extractors to make not go no go type decisions, but all these event management issues and support decision making, and we're going to be guided a lot by local state health officials, and what is it that will be able to do as a conference and those milestones are ill defined so I can point to the startup activity on July. Thirteenth can point to an opportunity and basketball for a little bit more activity. All of that sports way off from play the continuation of voluntary activities watching what happens from a health. And Welfare standpoint every day just like happening on our campuses, and that's going to guide us to decision. Making as we come to a point where we'll have to make a decision about whether we're playing as schedule. Said we're focused on. if I, if I could switch gears to a week ago when when you sent the no doubt. In relation to the the flag issue it's it's become such a big topic I know you saw what happened today. in Mississippi. I'm interested in your perspective a week later. You know intact which probably two weeks call I think we spoke on a Friday and he said like to talk you both happening, and in our culture and society, and I said I really look forward to that because. the time and the way to speak. was was on my mind after any number of conversations. And I had made a very what I felt was clear statement in two thousand fifteen. My first month is commissioner after the the tragic shootings and the church in Charleston South Carolina about the need for change and the confederate battle flag symbols one was on the state. Capitol in Columbia South Carolina, the other being in the state of Mississippi Flags, and now we have one remaining after the change in South Carolina and It's a the need from my perspective to send a clear statement from the South Eastern Conference with two universities, about which we care deeply and have great relationships the people in Mississippi as a state of been great to us into me. Personally that doesn't mean everyone agrees. It's almost wills prior conversation, but from a conference where we want to try to remove a symbol that has served as divide. It was an important statement to make and I'm encouraged that we're. We're not at a finish line. At least that was my last news update, but I'm encouraged by the progress in the leadership from our campuses, former student athletes coaches today in Jackson that change can be accomplished sooner rather than later. Commissioner I know a lot on your plate. in and I said this every time we appreciate it I. Mean there's a million questions, and but but it seemed like The answers are still out there, so we'll we'll. We'll leave it at that, but we always appreciate. You making the time and trying to give us an update. Everyone seemingly wants the same thing. It's just it's just the road map to get there. It is and. Hopefully we talked about two huge issues right in the cove experience, playing college, football and in in this circumstances stay plag- that's been in place over over a century so we didn't get to name members and like this. We didn't get any other number of issues, so it is not a is not a quiet summer at all, but we're supposed to do hard things as leaders make hard decisions, and and make clear statement so I appreciate the opportunity for the continued conversation. We will talk again soon. thank you very much commissioner all the best. Thanks take care and everyone stay healthy. You GotTa Commission. Greg Sankey giving us an update as he has been so. Diligent in doing we will take a break. We'll finally get back to your phone calls after a long absence that coming up next. You're listening to the Paul, Finebaum, show podcast. We welcome you back. Certainly appreciate the commissioner that was an incredible half hour with will Cain, and then commissioner Sankey giving us the latest sometimes, it's really difficult to interpret where where we are, but I think it was. It was pretty obvious that Commissioner Sankey mentioned the contemporaneous issue going on here and that's the. That's the virus spread and The CDC said tonight. At the viruses likely infected more than twenty million people, and the has to be contained for what he and everyone is trying. To accomplish. Let's get back to the calls. Jay is up next Jay. Thanks great to have you on. Having. I am doing well. I guess I'm number four on Victoria's list of A. listen. What what what what I don't understand? Wow this the underhand thirty two MPH softball. Question that you give Saiki every time he comes on the show I mean you treat him like Fox News trees. Donald Trump. Well let me explain. Let me, let me okay. It's all yours. I. Want one day I called in and I said Paul. Can you please once you get? The SEC commits no. Ask Him some took courses like you know. Who is responsible for these kids? If something happens to them, is it the SEC's? job. Is I hold on I. I can answer that question. I. If a if a player gets. Sick it at Alabama that's that's alternately Nick Saban's responsibility. It's not up to the SEC commissioner to be responsible for for I mean he's. He's involved with the protocols with with with the guidelines, but it's not. It's not up to him. It's it's up to the Individual head coaching and administration at every single school. Okay but Paul. Why is it that I have yet to hear parrot? on either your show Hannity. Local shows to answer the question about their key well. JK spoken to a couple of parents and I can tell you. They're very concerned about what's going on, but remember something we are. We are only and I think you could say. This is N. BioNIC stage of this of this return right now and commissioner. Sankey said it very well. This is these are voluntary workouts. July thirteenth. We get to a different level, and that's when more things start to happen, but yeah appearance have every right to be concerned. And and I heard the other day a parent called Nick Saban personally and said what's going on here I. I've heard parents calling other coaches This is this is happening. Well, let me say this before I go. I'm I'm a big college football fan and I better known as Obama headed, but for some reason I can't get that name. Waco's but some reason you guys don't like them ahead, but let me say this Oughta Alabama, Fan. I don't know what. Those guys that originally get Alabama started again the last time news in a championship game. They got humiliated and they can't even win the SEC west with eighty five at five stars so I. Don't know why it in heard to get to see the starting in. You know I don't know. It seems like maybe last year, they they. They did have a disastrous eleven to season, which followed a thirteen one record. And what did he get them? I. Don't know What what does it get you to hate on Alabama? Does that make you happy? Yeah? Okay well good, then keep continuing. Hey, continuing to hate. You Paul thank you continue to hate. I should've said don't want to be. grammatically incorrect with somebody called Bama Hater. Kevin O. IS UP NEXT. Hey, Kevin Oh. You're on the air this Cabo Paul. That's okay, Bama Hater. Weather original nickname. Thanksgiving. That's okay. Hey, pause, we'll pay a compliment really. over the last ten years I've listened to your show. You're still has evolved so much over ten years. I was GONNA. Ask you back whenever you were Louisiana newspaper. Did you ever think you would be in so many forty seven years being the communist store that safe harbor for America. No I, do not. But you know and I'm serious and I've said this. A couple of times in a in the various interviews that that I have never been. More gratified. And proud of what everyone when I say everyone I'm talking about the audience here because they're. The biggest part of this show what we've all done in the in the in the last four months. The these as the commissioner said he's been Most difficult conversations in the history of this country let alone. A sports show and especially in the in the last four weeks. as difficult as as covert was. I have never a dealt with things like we have dealt with here and I and I I don't say this to be. Gratuitous to the audience, but I learned a great deal about what would I no longer need to say in defending a position? It is time to listen. It's also time to to be heard and I know that sounds contradictory, but. Now think this is this is. Know keep going. I think it's just your background and your parents their heritage. It's like you've experienced so many things. We're ancestry being raised in Memphis during a really critical time in the sixties I. Mean What you've done in your life. He's like I can't think of a better person to be in your seat right now and I really mean that I'm not trying to win. Thank you, dollar scares. You. Can you can Kinda joke about having been around so long, but yeah I do I think life experience is always important and when I. I've said this once or twice, but when it comes to raise, but I felt like I had a pass, and the reason I felt like I had a pass. was because. My parents in my mind. Raised me correctly they raise me not to not to not to look at other people. To look at everyone, and I thought that that that gave me I thought. I could go through the Express Lane on the conversation found out. That is not enough. Well. They I lived in Germany three years working for the military Paul. You know I I toured the Holocaust museums and. You? See things that just you. You're just your jaw routes and you just there's a evil spirit there. But a lot of people here have never stepped out of their little small ponds, so to speak and I think that's the problem with America is when you get used to something again and again you find comfort in it and we have things now. That'll challenge every belief. You have whether you're Christian or Nathan I think America's. Under attack, but they're still appointed Kinda. Step back and not get emotionally involved so much. There's a place for motions, but I think you get. Both sides left right even poor Victoria Jackson I think it's string pluto. I didn't really get her. Shelter I felt badly in I. Never Make she-she's I I was I was trying to fix something technically while she was talking. And I'm trying to decide whether by by not hearing her for five minutes. That did that. Make it easier to understand or more complicated. Anytime out. Well my only regret is I heard anything she said. Let alone parts of it. I just say since Harvey Dot Guy Days what ten years ago till now your show has matured, and I think you respect people, regardless other educational level. There are some real you know. There's some guys who you know, L. Their. Top but you do you do give us both time to talk and I appreciate. That really do because I was a journalism major at Auburn and I think. What the way you practice journalism needs to be taught in school somewhere. 'cause that's long gone. I think. So too does Paul. God bless you. Thank you very much for saying that. that means a great deal to all of us here. We'll take a break a final couple of minutes with the chef. You're listening to the Paul Finebaum show podcast. Bagged is up next in Georgia Hey. D Hey, Paul I've called him because. I'm a little confused by the oriels statement. A lot of these broad. Painted statements you would think no one of any colors receives an education all jobs for up I. Know a lot of kids to get an education. And get a degree I know some owning quit and gone into the pros. They make money the same as some kids who have full degrees and make more money than so I think if you go to school, and you learn one thing you have benefited, and they truly bring something I'm so tired of the pay nasty leaks like Oh, they don't supposed to really be here if you learn anything. If you're exposed, you're learning and I think that part should also be express, and not just paying everybody old. No, they don't get an education. They're just say that's not true. Thank you Paul? Thank you really glad you said that I think it's. Extremely accurate Charles is up next in Athens GPA Hey Charles. Well Hello Paul. Is great? Be On your show. Thank you. I've been on there and you know last time I was on about couple of months ago. My Momma missed it. Around Today She's ninety two years old and if I don't have you on the TV. Every day she almost has a stroke. You know they're upset on Tuesday that you wasn't on the TV. Yeah, that was I should have explained that th the network was honoring title nine that day. So that's why we were not on. Show Paul you have been a victim of title nine. I am I'm. I'm GonNa call that Professor Complain. But anyway I wanted to comment a little bit on this Oh Mississippi flag over the course. I kept up with things over the since John, evolved was coach. But We had a summer situational here in Georgia. That you may remember I do and Yeah and the way that got changed is that we had a governor that snuck it through. Got Enough legislators and twisted they arms and the change. A flag took confederate emblem all. That was two thirds of our flag when nothing like that small diesel Mississippi play. And then the new governor, and of course that governor was voted out of office at the next election. And the new government came in, and he made it with. People could vote on the flag. But the one with the confederate emblem was not an option. The only option was to change that flag and vote in his new design. Well they voted on the new design and that's a flag today. But what a lot of people don't know? Is that that is a confederate flag. It is the first confederate national flag, and the only difference is it has the Georgia seal on it? Yeah. I thought I heard something about that. That's interesting. Yeah. People get worked up about the confederate battle flag, but we didn't have no problem. When we use a confederate national fly I'd say I say Georgia's pretty well. Well, you know that was. That was a lot of support that confederate flag because they couldn't even get it taken off when we had the Olympics over here. Right now. Bush to try to get it off in in a good. Get it off because. Politicians have one goal. and. That's to get reelected. Yeah. From is in Mississippi who governor won't bite the bullet. Well he He may find himself alone if he doesn't do it soon. Well I tell you this. My opinion is if all black athletes would boycott at all the Mississippi schools. I believe at flag. Come down pretty quick. Yeah, no! That is definitely will hey really good to hear from you and you give me give you my my best. All right, thank you. Thank you thank you very much? Baba's in muscle shoals Alabama. Hey Paul, big Fan man, and enjoy your show, but Thank you Yeah, yeah I. I just WanNa. Make a point. You know you were talking about I. I went to Ole Miss. My daughter went to Alabama. My son's at Auburn Right now, so we're spread out on a good tag to go in front of the car. But you know the thing about it is when when these kids put those uniforms on on on Saturday. And those those students cheer for them. They're all one. It didn't matter skin color, or what's going on. They're all they're in. They're all in and the white students support the black students, or all the African American students. They're all one and and the thing about it is. Is that opportunities there? You know if you you ended up in the SEC. I WANNA giving Saturday starting on defense offense. You know At least eighty percent of the players are African, American and there. They are the better players a lot of times, and that's from hard work that's from whatever genetics from a lot of different things, but the whole shoot mets is that. We're we're? We're trying to tear down what we've built up. For years. And if we keep this up, we're going to do it. And? You know I work in the medical industry and you re talking about Colby and all this stuff you know Kobe you. Basically, people are going to get sick. They're going to get sick. They get sick from influenza every year they die by the thousands, I live in the state, Alabama man. Twenty seven hundred people died in my two counties over the past two years from influenza, and it never made the paper. But now we've got maybe at at the present in my two counties. We've got eighteen people dead from Kobe now. People are getting positive from Kobe. But at the same time you're a this is going to happen. And it it. There's no way around it. You can't hide from it. You can't mass from you can't cover up from it and it go away. It's just part of the genetic species and what's going to go through so anyway I I'm I'm covering a lot of different things here, but. But I think that I. Think the the you. You got to look out for the players you gotta do the safe things you can for the kids and the school kids and all, but but there's no way around it. You're going to have to face it at one point and most everybody who gets it unless they're compromised in some respiratory manner. They get over it and they develop immunity by doing that, and that's what we do. I used to sell flu vaccine. I work in the medical industry that does that. And, so I wanted to just add that end that they're gonNA have to take a stand and make a choice. It's not an easy choice but Here's an take care yourself. I hate to run. We're we're at a time. It's been really an insane show. The commissioner joining us so many other great guests. We'll try to take a break for twenty hours. We will see you tomorrow at three eastern and have a great night. Thank you for listening to the Paul Finebaum Show podcast the Paul Finebaum show airs weekdays on the SEC network, beginning at three eastern.

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Hour 4: 5/26/20

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You've address it a couple of times but there are still so many people who just don't know what to do and You'd look fear in the I many many times in your life. Yes I have. Unfortunately so are you asked me to expound on that. I want you to help us because a lot of don't really know how to deal with this and I'm speaking for myself. Yeah okay well here. Here's how legitimately how I feel about what I was young. Like an airplane crash It took me Six months or eight months. I guess to get back in the ring. I was horrified. Then get back on a plane I thought was in the world and it took me about two years of flying you literally five days a week just to get used to blind again. So it's nothing you get over that fear but it's like anything else when you I've pathetically when a running back for an offense event or any type of athletes here's an HDL or you know. God forbid rupture their Achilles if that that that minds that that you got to overcome that fear because if in sports if you're afraid of getting hurt or and you have that thought process worn out in a field you don't belong out there. It's the same way for our people of their. You know when I got older I actually got afraid we. I have a mindset once in a while that I was afraid of something and I because it was new to me like a table match where a guy just wasn't that I wasn't willing to do it but I think twice and when you anticipate injury or think about it and you're not focused on what you're doing. That's what can cause injuries by not being totally immersed in exactly what you're doing for the moment and I mean with with this issue with me and by heart now my immune system whatever it is and it's Colbert nineteen. I sat on for two years. I'm guessing needle about my heart worrying about GonNa live or die every day because that almost died and been on life support you know for thirteen or whatever twelve or thirteen days and then you know thirty one days and I see you then I had to go home indeed that so I just got back to being normal when the Kobe thing came and now You know at home and I've just decided and all and I'm just speaking for myself I'm not not I don't WanNa be the role model here but if you've got an issue and your doctors have treated it to the best of their ability you've got to go out and be part of life or you're GONNA be miserable. It's as simple as that. I got the most beautiful entertaining white in the world and all these beautiful kids and grandkids and in all my daughter is doing fantastic and wrestling but to not be there to not be wrestlemainia this year because the bid and wwe will not let me come to any events because they're worried about something happening to me Which you know stig buying for Vincent? Man was right there every day and three years older than I am and their answer to me will be that he doesn't have a preexisting health issue but It just you just can't live like that. I can't and I would strongly recommend you know anybody. That's got this going on in their mind that you know God you can make a decision. And that's how I've loved it and I'm not preaching religion. Please don't let me give you that impression. But you've got to you know. Live the best of your life. The best light using can live every day. And that's I'll leave it. I would go but it's a serious subject. No no it is. I think it's important to hear from from from people like you and I don't mean to be pushing it on on you but I think your voice is so loud and can be heard so many places you speak the cruise. I'm telling you when I was sick in hospital when Berkeley I would I lie? I went for two forty two hundred pounds and had to walk. And and all that and and believe me. It's just that was It coming home to sit in a chair and I worked for two years literally about Diet and then that started moving around and doing stuff and that we got really actor for a year and he'll went down and saw Charles that the Auburn game and everything is back to normal in long came covert and I feel like a million dollars now and I I am not GonNa let it hold me down. I WANNA deserved every every what what are whatever the mindset is or whatever the guidelines are. I will observe but I'm not gonNA stay locked in my house in hide from covid nineteen. I can't do it and I would strongly recommend it to anybody else once again. Not Breaching by any means but just hey you know someone else is. GonNa make that decision and that. How else can you look at it in my opinion? Do you think. Rick and other than the your athleticism is it more that or do you think it's more the fact that you you you've beaten. Father time. I mean you were practically dead and you came back I think I'd beaten father time and I told the story I think before. I'm sure you heard it when I was twenty. Four years old a guy named manageable Moscow in the hall of fame won three Grey Cup up for the Hamilton Tiger cats. He told me live to be thirty. I'd be overstaying my welcome. So I'm I'm seventy one now but the hell my legacy is in place. I've opened my life up to scrutiny. And you all and I'm clean My wife can hold my daughter Buddy. You WanNa know where you are in life. Give your wife your cell phone you. When you're going I swear to God that's the truth. You know right away so you gotta go through it when you're season anyway. I W maybe I'm watching too much. Tv I mean I'm at this point could considering considering the thirty for thirty in the books and documentaries it's hard to imagine. There's anything left that we don't know about you know I know. I don't know why it's over here. Calm Down Wendy fine by married to a find position yeah there. There's probably a couple of things out there but we won't bring them up. Let you guys stumble on them. You've got my number. We'll be calling a wreck You've just given the something and thinking about it and every every man or woman has asked this question tonight if they go into surgery do they trust their wife or husband with her cell phone. That's the new one. I used to tell the referees before I went to ring in the old days if I could hurry get killed the ring. Throw my cell phone away. That is fantastic. I mean throat were thrown where Nolan can find. No got ball. That's going to be my new. I mean awful. Hey here's between my my escapades in Gainesville with these Bor Jim Collins and the coaching staff there then followed in Steve. Down to five point in South Carolina with the game. Now I've walked Aston's because my stepdaughter's up there and have a ball up there now I went down to offer with Barclay and now will back games like what a way to live life right it does. It does a program like this. It doesn't get any better than to have rich. You remember Pacman. Oh Yeah you remember back pack and used to call me and happy to show and I was a bar called the Walston in Clemson Greg. Good one time promoting a wrestling match workers bars fill their jobs. I've got no you are. Hey come back often weight and please I. I love seeing you on the show and I did not mention your family. I hope you asked me earlier. Show I hope that your family as well and that you're doing good and you look great on TV. And speaking for all the fans of the Paul Finebaum show and College football we miss you and TAT. Wait to get going and I'm going on in Jacksonville. Florida Georgia game sharing. Hope to see you there. I can't wait rick. All the best be well Vesta Wendy comeback very soon. Well thank you so much sir you got the one and only rick flair joining us are. We are going to take a break. That was fantastic. your phone calls are next to listening to the Paul Finebaum show podcast. We welcome you. Back what an incredible conversation was with the nature boy. And we invite you to give us a call at five to four two seven two eight five checkout Logan in North Carolina. Hello Logan Nashville. Join US Hey Paul. How's the gallon? We are doing. Great thank you. Yeah great job that Rick Foot interview. That was that was amazing. I He obviously he's a legend North Carolina. So I just wanted to say it's good to see your face back on TV I didn't want to get to perse thank you. I wanted to ask you. Where are you hunker down on are you? Are you still WANNA Yes We are in Charlotte right on. So so what do you think about this just to get a little bit off topic sports but what do you think about trump trying to pull the Republican convention out of out of Charlotte? How's that playing with you guys there? Yeah I saw that you saw that yesterday. I thought it was really interesting to Governor Kemp. Today I don't know if you saw this of Georgia said Hey. We got some pretty good places down here. We'll we'll be more than happy to accommodate you so I I was. I will say this. I think this is not political. This is just a strategic. It's difficult to change something that's been in the works for to two years but this is really about politics. You have a democratic mayor a Democratic governor. And they're making the rules right now and the president does not seem to like it. Yep exactly well I just wanted to say I wanNA give a shout out. I'm originally from Alabama so She wanted to give a shout. My Man Jesse and Joe so Thanks for answering that question. Yeah thank you Be careful out there. Let's check in with dude. Who is in Louisiana? Hello Dude How are you doing great pollen yourself fantastic thing and from the great words of Nature Boy Ric flair you? Did it admit that's that's one of the funniest things I've ever heard about leaving your cell phone with your wife and you go into a heart surgery trust me. I would never leave my cell phone nowhere again on on on unidentified unless it's Mont or throw it away. Yeah there's always a line you hear. Every every motivational speaker talks about characters always said you define someone by what they do. And when there's no one watching this goes even beyond that if you trust your wife with your cell phone you are one good person one great person. Yes and then we're gonNA bring a little bit for us go breakfast go up north a little bit too. Thank you man. Hey how's it going man? Pretty Funny Paul. How did you like it? Paul do you think ourself also issue now this week But Paula just let you know I mean now at than not realizing RIC flair was seventy one years old. I think to call them nature main instead of nature. Boy Yeah I would say he's depending on what religion you subscribe to. Most people become a boy a little bit earlier than seventy one. That's right that's exactly right. Yes Sir but great so good scene you back on TV. I'm thanking Paul. Not Miss a day without listen to you but it's great to see you back on. Tv well thank you I. It is a great to be here in. A lot of people have done a lot of hard work in distant in great distance meaning. They're all not in the same place anymore. That's that's A. That's the state with the understatement of the year to make this work. Lynn is up next in Anderson South Carolina. Hello Lynne Hey good to talk to you good to see Ya Watching nature boy My neighbor was a big wrestling. Fan went to see him Absolutely I think that may be one of the best shows you've done loved his positive positive ISM In some advice that he gave us not to live in. Fear Yeah I think I've tried to. I tried to ask. It was a mean. Here's a guy that nearly died Who is you know you can say whatever you want to think about wrestling? It's dangerous and and you can't walk in a ring and go. I'm going to get hurt when somebody's throwing you out of rain. No true Air Conversation with the big twelve commissioner. Is it possible that we're on the verge of a thing called collaboration while maintaining competitive competitiveness between conferences? Yes when we've talked to almost every major commissioner in college football over the last couple of weeks and the one thing I hear from every one of them heard from commissioner. Thank you the other day we heard it from Larry. Scott today is is called aberration. And that's really important and I don't think it's it's a. It's a breaking news story either because the people that run college football are not the same ones who run college basketball and the major commissioners have always maintained a good relationship. I remember being a commissioner slide shooter a couple of years ago and all these gentlemen were there. I remember talking to Larry and Jim Delaney and so many others because they have to get along because they they run them. They run the P. And I think I don't know who came up with the idea the first day. Well actually it was before the first day you heard Larry Scott say something here interesting that they made a joint decision to cancel the basketball tournament. It seemed like it took a while for some of them to do it on that Thursday march twelfth but they have been collaborating ever since that moment and unless there is a major falling out. I think they will try to move in concert and now the one fly in the ornament here is the president. You had the President Michigan. Talk out talk the other day about if there's no students on campus we're not having football That that's where it's GonNa get tricky seeing issues around the country but right now I think everyone is on the very same page and to me. That's exciting and might have been behind the scenes thing all the time. But I think it's good for us to see the forefront and maybe from it and that there are there they're not a lot of good things about what we've been through over these last couple of months but that is a positive aspect of it and we have been very fortunate here that most of these these powerbrokers so to speak Have come on and shared information with us at a time of the year when normally we would be doing other things and been interesting to compare and contrast I thought Larry Scott Excellent points today The one thing I think he said at the very end that was interesting is how are is everyone going to apply the same rules and what I mean by that is testing is going to be a complicated issue. And what happens if and he said you know Feel SAFE GOING. There are there. Are People going to feel safe coming here and it's going to get more complicated because you know right now we're just talking about a group of people talking on a zoom call every day. What's going to happen there is? It has a direct impact on on many many people's health. Exactly exactly but again. I just thank you this show today. I'm ending my day feeling better about life in general that I have in twelve weeks. Well that is great news and I'm glad we could contribute to that because that is that's that's our new goal. Thank you very much. Tony is in Texas. And you're on the air. Hello Tony never heard Tony Show We will try another caller. How about Bob in Georgia? Hey Bob Nice of you to call good afternoon high Paul. I've talked to a couple of times and Wonderful thank you graduated from all nineteen forty nine and lived in Ohio for about three years and when I lived there in Nineteen Fifty. Seven over was undefeated and they got a trophy. The number one team in the country also estate was undefeated and they got a trophy and woody. Hayes used to talk about over and but he didn't say Auburn. He's called it a cal college in Alabama by the way he calls that this school of North but I don't know if you remember that he got fired. Did you ever about that? I remember well. He got he got on. Sons in front tackled him. Well he The players name was Charlie. Bouwman and He intercepted the pass. It Cost Ohio state the game and tried to punch him in the helmet. I always wanted to see over and only stayed playing. They find played much later. Well tell you this. I had the opportunity to interview we'll what as a couple of times after that In relaxed settings and he people don't you know he should not be defined by that event. He's one of the smartest coaches. I think that ever lived a great historian. Brilliant guy called Charismatic Guy and just a coach. A was truly a class by himself. We will take a break. We're heading to the file thirty minutes. Which which has been a really fun. Show glad you've been with us. We'll take your phone calls in just a moment. You're listening to the Paul Finebaum show podcast. We welcome back so glad. You're here the final thirty minutes of what has been a really fun. Show Tony in Texas. I think we have you back now. Tony thanks for being patient and it's all yours. Well thanks for having me back. First Time. Caller ball thanks for taking my call. You Bet I With with pandemic can around I mean covid. Obviously injuries play a big part and I was just at a question. Of how much more of an impact do you think is going to have this year on the depth chart and Games of war? We may be seeing injuries two or three as much when you when you bring back in the virus into play yeah. I think it's going to be something. We're not familiar with Tony Because just think about the symptoms of this virus and and there's GonNa be a lot of false alarms once we get into October November and one thing about college football. I'm not sure about is the testing protocol. I know that they're working on that. We talked to Larry Scott about it today and everyone have a uniform testing policy. I don't think so. I suspect it's going to be pretty rigid. It needs to be but there's also the integrity part of it well. Everyone be as forthright as the next person. That's true including the players. Yeah and you know. Players are are notorious for hiding or not hiding trying to mask injuries. Now it's not easy to do and I'm not talking about something serious I'm talking about a little can pay. I mean you can't play college football. You can't play anything without playing through through a lot of pain and you know the Cliche as always you can play through pain. But you can't play pay through play through injury and we've seen it so many times factor it has sent. Well I wanted to get your on. I appreciate your taking my call and thank you again. I hope you do Tony. It's a really great to have you on and somebody that plays through pain every day on this show is the Reverend Cat Daddy. How my friend be looking good? Glad to see you back on kilometers Moore and just traveling. They'll be the tape it. She messed up wild up paving the ACC network some across female. That was boring. But tell you yeah. I'm listening. Go ahead Cat Daddy. I would never interrupt you. Let me tell you I think fed them and tells some people crave junior her podcast other they some guy from England who thinks Paul McCartney is dead and they got it in his please as a different person and I said he's crazy. He said my oldest convince me these articles in life magazine to Paul McCartney died in nineteen sixty and good this other fella to his place and had been playing ball. Mocatta ever seen I said well. That's the you're saying you haven't heard that before your first of all a that was in the sixties. The Paul McCartney is dead was the greatest urban legend of all time. But I can't. I can't guarantee you. The Paul McCartney is alive and well but I think I can pretty come can come pretty close to say he's alive and well we'll look a little fool ring at that time and I am not own. Oh you don't feel good okay. I'll be right over junior. I got to leave. He said what's wrong to that's James Brown. Because you don't feel good. I ask this question cat. Daddy if forget forget James Around Paul. Mccartney if I asked you are do you know any head football coaches that that are theoretically alive but but don't show show symptoms. What would your answer be? You beat me into that one eight. You don't answer it. I most people know who I'm thinking about anyway. You look great days. Thank you great agate. That was fun Let's go. He is one of the girl time. Great caller. Let's talk to Steve in Lexington Kentucky. Lsd nicely it'd be with us. Hey thank you appreciate it very much so good to see you you got instead of watching some TV screen Cut The end of your show yesterday and I wish I could have called in then. I've got a short short story about my dad during World War Two. He served in core of Engineering Philippine Philippines and New Guinea. And you know they had these massive piece of equipment. They had trouble getting up the beaches. 'cause they dig holes into the San and couldn't get him into the jungle to start building the bridges and the airstrips and the roads and he showed he shared this with me. I guess to teach me how great the human mind is. He dreamed the solution that the army used your sleep. Your mind still works. I'm your life. Yes and what they did. They tack welded angle iron onto the tracks which spread out the weight of the end. Loaders those irs and everything. Then they run them up the beach and run into jungle. Snap the iron off and good work. Two-storey that is Out of curiosity When when we would your dad there toward the end of the War I'm presuming or afterwards. Yeah the middle to the end. I believe it was. She has he never did share a whole lot. Okay that went on. I don't know there's because you know his personal commitment he serves as a chaplain to the men and then he went to college she after the war where my mom and then onto seminary where he got his degree and served busy in this minister for about forty years. He passed about three years ago but his life was committed to the quality of life to everyone around him. And that's a stay. That's a great story. The remember is my dad served in the Philippines under General Macarthur and I was just curious because now not that not is really a small world. There were a lot of people there. But it's just interesting to hear that I really appreciate you sharing that. Thank you and thank you for what you and your staff do. It's great to see on TV. What a pleasure to have you on. Steve. Thank you for the call and thanks for share. Yeah yesterday I know a lot of people were were busy. And that's fine. We we spent a lot of time talking about Memorial Day and some fantastic stories about Those we've lost in personal stories. I want like the one. You just heard We also had rocky bleier on Talking about his experience in Vietnam Barkley Barkley started the show. No relation to Memorial Day Dvd is up next. Dv Thank you and good afternoon. Don't Paul Their War Eagle pay great view? It's hard Barkley. I really enjoyed Barkley thank you Paul with. You had a great point about players masking injuries. So you know Alabama normally do everything else like and and if the president is talking about not allow students to come back To the university is not going to be in the football coaches and administration. The high. You know you don't who tested those players or whatever. I wish I could give you a straight answer on that but I don't know And I've spoken to a lot of people and I think most people most feel comfortable that everyone is going to be on the up and up but let me ask you a question. You Follow College football. Don't you? Third all day long. You think there's a chance that somebody might be an outlier. Somebody might say you know what we're down to the nitty gritty in the season. And we need to keep this down I mean I. It's hard I I can't say that I expect to happen. But we're talking about a pretty competitive sport and there's concern. There's absolutely concern. That could happen. Paul I live in a great Alabama and Auburn Fan but those Ben Fan said. They're not playing for the championship. Why place so you're right about? That would be. I spent most of my life living in the same state. It is great state and I really appreciate You calling us. We'll be right back more to come in the final couple of moments of this program. You're listening to Paul Finebaum. Show podcast GEICO. Gets you access to licensed agents twenty four seven? Which means that. Geico is always there for you. If only everyone was always there for you like your wife when you forget your keys at work a on you get my texts. I am looking for the spare house key. Maybe I can get through. The window. Turns OUT THE ALARM WORKS. It works fast. You should probably call me back. Geico always there for you with savings and twenty four seven access to licensed agents. We walk in back in. It's great to have you on this Tuesday afternoon. A busy show with the nature boy. Ric FLAIR Commissioner. Larry Scott and many others as well. Roman is in Oregon. And we appreciate you calling good afternoon good. Are you all quite well? Thank you Just had a question. I'm a Miami Dolphin Fan so With two you know coming in this year I was Kinda look at the schedule on a KINDA WANNA see. What your thoughts are. I see that the dolphins they gotta play the Seahawks Jaguars Broncos and niners back to back to back weeks. Do you think It'd be the right time to bring back to Yeah I would They'll start to beginning. Wouldn't it wouldn't windy really smart to do that. But I think he'll get in there You know somewhere depending how they're doing as well I mean if they're if if they're failing miserably might expedite his His return but I thought that was a really good spot for him to land. Let's check out matt who has enjoyed math. Thank you and welcome to the program. Hey how you doing? We're doing great. Thank you have a question for you with the Defense? Georgia has coming back along with the new area style often. Where do you see Georgia in the SEC? A national championship. Mitch Georgia would start the season off in my book. Top Five top sixteen I think the obstacles are always going to be the same and of Newman. Jamie Newman is as good as we've heard and we've had. We had had his quarterback I grew on the other day and he is extremely high on him. Other people have compared him to to great players and quite frankly I think starts season without really knowing very much about him. Unless you're a wake forest and one of the top three or four quarterbacks in the SEC if he can maintain that and move up. I think Georgia has a shot at winning all but maybe one game I I still see them. As a as a as an underdog at Alabama and for the first time in months we've been able to put a schedule up share with you. This is progress. I think Alabama is the toughest game. I think Auburn of courses struggle at home but I like their chances. And and then it's obvious. What's going to happen Jacksonville on on Halloween. So I would I would say right now. I see them going eleven and one regular season. I agree with you Paul. Well thank you see if our next I I will tell you I have to say. It's been great being back on on being able to be seen on television. We finally saw football schedule. It almost felt like it was real again. Let's check out Roger in Ocala. That is not too far from Gainesville. Hello Roger Hey thanks for taking my call buddy I just wanted to ask you if falls into that lot to the things that was talking about to ask you about floors off. Its wine you know last year. It's time we were saying well inexperienced. They're young and they played pretty darn good throughout the season and with this experience now offensive. Line I'm wondering. Are they going to be able to handle the lsu defenses in Georgia and It may end up in the in the big game. Yeah I think so Roger here we go again Let's let's look at where we're the trap games are September twenty six at Tennessee. I had that game circled for a long time To say the least. Lsu Game is self explanatory and and Georgia. I mean I really think Florida schedule is tailor. Made for a long run. Can they give Tennessee? Can they deal with Lsu at home and beat Georgia? I think it's that simple because I don't think the schedule is really difficult when you compare it to last year when you started the season off on week zero against Miami we thought would be a really tough team and and they had so many so many other challenges including Going to Lsu. I think Florida if it can survive the first part of the season Has to figure out how split the LSU in Georgia game. I think that's That's obvious has a real shot but probably the Georgia game is going to be the most important game. I mean boy. That's a that's A. That's not exactly something you need to be Italian. No no there's going to be a real tough last year the LSU. We had four seventy five yard Plus drives in in that game and If we I just think we ran out of gas. You know so. That's what I was. Kinda of wondering about. Well you know I game. People can look at the score. Florida had the lead in the third quarter net game and we're and where they were playing fantastic. Thank you very much for the call we're done for this afternoon. Thanks to all of you and have a safe night tomorrow. Thank you for listening to the Paul Finebaum. Show podcast the Paul Finebaum. Show Airs Weekdays on the SEC network beginning at three eastern.

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Hour 2: 11/1/18

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LSU Alabama, Georgia Kentucky, but monster news out of Oxford today, the NC double A has decided to lift the recruiting ban for old miss pretty much single handedly. Kind of putting this case to a close it's been hovering over this football program for I guess several years at this point joining me right now here on the Paul finebaum show is Ross Bjork athletic director in Oxford. Okay. We're I mean, what was the reaction to this news? When you got the final say from the NC, double A. Thanks, peter. Thanks for having me on do like your sweater. Thank you. Great. Great. For paul. You know, the news here is that. It's a great new day for our football program that they can move forward unencumbered by any restrictions. They can recruit and really promote this university and all that we have to offer student athletes here, and we can move forward with with really new attitude that we're not going anywhere. Our program can now move forward. And so that that's really been the sentiment all along since we got the news yesterday that this was all coming out today. And I called coach Luke he was fired up. He's like let's roll let's keep recruiting we had a team meeting a few minutes ago where he addressed them. And look we want to win these last four games in really showcase all that. We had to offer as a football program and finish the season strong. And while there's disappointment in some other aspects of the case all in all this is a clean slate at allows our program to move forward. When you say disappointment, I assume that means the bowl band still being in place for. Twenty and obviously you'd like to see the seniors in guys get an opportunity if they did become bowl eligible, which looks like the case have that. But I would say Ross the news today of the not restricting the amount of unofficial visits can help. Ole miss football for three four years down the road in his almost maybe even more important than just the bull band is. I know you can't say that necessarily. But I am I off base in that. Well, you know in our nalysts working with our legal team Lightfoot team or Butler snow team that helped us craft our case, you know, they ask what's your number one priority. And we said look the money's important the the money in the SEC is very important from Abol perspective. However in order for our program to move forward, we need that. Unofficial. Visit restriction lifted we need a clean slate in the recruiting process in the less. We have that lifted that that's not possible. So that was the number one priority. And so we achieved that goal we achieved that victory. Which is hard to do in the appeal process. The appeals process is hard to overturn decisions made by the committee on infractions. So we we achieved our number one goal. And that was getting this restriction overturned, we got that done and allows us to move forward in a in a great positive fashion. And why this is so important is that kids if they wanna go out and look at a university, not necessarily ole miss or anyone they can go on unofficial visits. However, the NCWA had capped just one visit. And if I'm not mistaken, there really was kind of there was a little bit of vagueness to win these kids could visit or you didn't even know when they and they could take these unofficial visits. What it was very vague. And perhaps that was intentional. But we looked at it and said, look, we're not even sure how to monitor this going forward. We're not sure how to how to really check our systems on. If they kid comes to campus unannounced does that count as an unofficial visit. There was a lot of just opened into that. We disagreed with and said. This onerous. It's over the top. It shouldn't apply. We're glad that the appeals committee agreed with us as you know, Peter you follow recruiting in this area. We have a ton of recruits within an hour. We have kids in our hometown. We have two hours away three hours away four hours away five hours away, where they may just drive in show up and to be able to handle that and welcome people to our campus. And do it the right way is very important as we rebuild and continue the momentum. We have in recruiting you guys have fought this thing tooth and nail from the get-go. And some of it, listen, if you feel like, hey, you guys self imposed some some some sanctions as well too. But I almost felt like in a way that you were fighting for a bunch of different eight teams as well to not just all missed, but all of college football against what the NC double A, can and cannot do is that is that kind of what y'all's take on on. This was a little bit. No doubt about it. While we're moving forward with our football program, and we have to stop. A new if you will from that perspective. We also believe that more can be done in the enforcement process, and no programme should have to go. What we've gone through a six year plus process, lots of different twists and turns really hindered our program from really an uneasiness and uncertainty. There was a cloud in recruiting that impacted us as well. And we really believe that there should be more efficiency. There should be more resources at the table. There should be due process. We were shut out of the latter part of the investigation, which we obviously disagreed with. And so we also believe that that there's tremendous thority given to the committee on infractions where they can go back decades and reach back before athletes were even born before I was even here under a whole different leadership and say, you know, what we're going to hold you accountable for those activities, even though you had had a new case. And so we just think that that's fundamental. Not meeting the expectation of the membership. The membership expects you when you have something bad happen. You self-impose you hold people accountable. You disassociate those that violate your trust? We did all those things. And so that's where we're ready to to really talk about those issues and hopefully get some reform out of this as well. Yeah. And listen, I'm not gonna pull any punches here. I think mistakes were made in Oxford. But at the same point, I feel like you said you have also addressed them. How comfortable do you feel that this incidental case is done in that old? This is in the right going forward. This is this is the last page. The pages are on the table. We are moving forward. We have a great culture within our football building. We're educating our people more and more. We're building relationships where we're being proactive in many many ways we do not ever want this to happen again. Let's be clear about that. We cannot afford to let this happen again. We're putting measure. In place. We already have put measures in place will continue to do those things to make sure that look this is high high stakes athletics. We know that that there's pressures, but you know, what we have to do it the right way, we have to have the right culture, and we need everyone to be a part of a collective compliance atmosphere collective monitoring collective education, and we'll push that agenda out every day that that we come to work. Yeah. I mean, there's not just one school or ole miss every single as school wants that to have happened to be everybody on the same plane field. And if there is issues to handle it the right way last question for you Ross Bjork here joining us here on the Paul finebaum show. This could have destroyed other teams. This could have destroyed teams for a long time in programs where they could have gone three and eight and two and nine or two and ten and yet. Oh, MRs still had success. What does that mean about that Luke in his future there and Oxford? It really believes one we have great young men in our program where they have persevered through all of. This. I think about guys like John Patterson and Sean Rawlings on our offensive line. Those guys are seniors Mississippi kids, they love this university more than the football program. They're leaders in that regard. I look at a guy like Ken Webster, who's battled injury and Cedric woods who's kind of got braces on every elbow, and and he's kind of duct taped together, but he's battling. And he's fighting like crazy. Those are the guys that I think of and I really believe that now is the time for the ole miss family to galvanize around the most important thing. And that's our players. Let's rally behind our players. Let's pack Hemingway stadium and really send these seniors out the right way who have persevered. But now they can lay the foundation we're five and three we got four winnable games left. Let's go out and compete in those games. Let's win those games. And really set. The course where we can look back at this time period and say look at the leadership that these players provided look at the passion that they fought for this university. They stayed together. And we can all learn from that and persevere and come out stronger in the future Ross. I know you had probably about fifty interview requests. And I appreciate you taking mind to come on the show today and give us a little insight on that. And good luck to old miss against Carolina. I would imagine the the grove will be full. Okay. I hope so it's going to be a great day. Thanks repeater. Ross Bjork joining us here on the Paul finebaum show eight five five two four two Paul. If you want to respond to that. Let's get into some more phone calls. Real quick Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we go. Jason. Thanks for joining Peter burns in for Paul finebaum. What's up Jason? Going once going twice. No jason. All right. Let's try one another one. Let's go to Atlanta, Georgia AJ. Welcome into the Paul finebaum show AJ. Thanks for having me. What does not go at the quarterback situation, Georgia? I think as a from Kirby's perspective he'd probably looked from. And they're giving us the best chance to win right now. But I think teacher if we want to think about beating Alabama make it early to natty fields might be the guy and Nettie from is it the reason we lost. But it'd be nice to have that elephant field. It bring what what do you think going on Kobe at LSU? Address that situation. AJ is so much was put on and it's an intriguing question because so much was said about, hey, this is going to be the week that we're going to see Justin fields against Florida. I can't wait to see that. How many staff did he take Gooseneck? Right. I mean, there has to be something to that. Where he believed that Jake Frahm gave the Georgia BULLDOGS the best chance to win that game. Now, I was down in Athens. There's no doubt since since Jake Frahm got to Athens. He has been the absolute one hundred percent leader on this team. I don't think he has the ceiling that just in fields had. But let me tell you at the end of the day. None of these coaches are afraid to make a coaching change or a quarterback change help Nick Sabin. Didn't do it and at one of national championship Davos Swinney at Clemson. He did it say Kelly, Brian. I love you. But you're not good enough. I gotta go at Trevor Lawrence, and that has worked out Kirby's not afraid to make that change if he wanted to. And that tells me that every time the jig from has been pushed in the narrative has been out there that he's not necessarily quote good enough and it needs. To be Justin field. Jake. From is answered any answered that bell coming up last week, especially on third down where he was nothing short of fantastic. So again froms a winner at this point just feels going to have to do something incredible to show him. And guess what? I think fields may actually see a little bit of the field this week just to change up a Kentucky defense, especially which OSH Allen. I'll explain that coming up more and along with your phone calls as well. Eight five five two four two Paul and you can hit me up on Twitter at Peter burns ESPN. It's a normal day. You're rushing out the door to get to work on time. When suddenly there it is the dreaded service light. So what is it? This time tire pressure low coolant time for an oil change. When it comes to service lights head to jiffy lube. We've got you covered drive in today. Make the switch to Pennzoil ask for Pennzoil synthetics getting you back on the road in a jiffy. Jiffy lube, leave worry behind. Blowback in Paul finebaum show. Peter burns sitting in for Mr Paul finebaum. You can hit me up on Twitter at Peter Verne's ESPN you can make fun of my fancy little sweater. That's fine. That's good. Get the collar right there. Make sure all right. How about this? I sent this. I got a chance to vote early earlier today, and it was really cool in. So I started thinking about it. I'm like, all right. If I was dissolved college football. I think it would be great because I get paid a whole lot of money, and then I can make the rules that I wanted. But all right. We would go ahead and have an election. So I thought about college football midterms what questions in what issues would we like to vote on? And so we asked this went on the at finebaum Twitter account, should the ACC big ten SEC and Pac twelve do away with divisions. Like the big twelve you can vote. Yes. Or no. I actually would vote no on this because I actually liked the fact that there's an SEC SEC west. And there's these there's these cross divisional rivalries that we get a chance to see. Now. I think they should rotate a little bit more. I don't think there should be a permanent one. But that's a whole different story. Kubiak can you? Go ahead and put up do. We have the poll results for that one yet. A people voting about doing away with divisions. The situation room is under work right now. The results are not in yet got it. We don't have results that are actually reporting all reported at guess point. Once we do we will get you updated on that. But Goto finebaum Twitter account at finebaum in tweets. Yes. Or no vote in that. I just think no. I just like the fact that this weekend of all weekends mean so much because guess what Georgia Kentucky you win. That game. You punch your ticket. You could already save save money on buying the hotel rooms early right because you get a little bit of a discount. So you're not doing it last second like Auburn had to do it last year and for Alabama. They could do the same thing if they beat LSU, however for LSU that'd be the craziest thing, right. What if LSU goes ahead in somehow stuns the world, right? Fourteen point dogs. They win at home. They rushed the field. Paying two hundred fifty thousand dollars to the league. Office that would happen. But then somehow loss to Texas AM in college station at the end of the game. That would be crazy. I'm just I like chaos in college football. Let's get into some more your chaotic phone calls. Let's Lynnville Terry. What's going on? Hey, how you doing? I'm peter. It's a pleasure to talk to you, sir. I've got a couple questions. One of I over to Georgia when you're gonna losing the to bet running back Bobby m s he ate last year and a bit of their line. Do you really think they are? Terri I'll answer that one before you get to the second one. I think Georgia is good. In fact, I believe that Georgia is more talented than Kentucky. I think if you look at roster just one two hundred and you look at the talents on the roster. I don't think that's a doubt that can that Georgia is more talented in has probably the higher ceiling than Kentucky. But I think in all the places where Georgia has deficiencies at their offensive line. Not being being a little bit banged up and not being able to run the ball as much as they would like and more importantly be able to stop the run something that's been almost a Raleigh. I mean Kirby's almost downright embarrassed with it right now. And that de line. That's something that Kentucky does. Well, they stopped the run. They run the ball. Well, that's why I think Kentucky ones this game on Saturday. I like that. And now, I'm Kalama and Hugh ever since comment earlier, I know we from Carbondale and own hitting today. People talking about taking to out that pretty much. Embarrassing for people like that. And it's not the way to play football. And then questionnaire would to only playing mainly have out the year and appeared drafts throughout that. There gordo. What are you really feel like out and will do play 'em up pool game, and I running at tat with full running backs. I've we have. Jerry. Thank you for the phone call. I'll answer that when you get off air here. So the the two situation is I've actually even heard this. I mean when you get deep really deep into the message boards people were like well, Alabama hasn't played in a fourth quarter game. And I don't buy that. Because guess what? Every single practice in Tuscaloosa is like the national championship game. Right. That's how it feels when you're going up against excellence on the other side. So I don't buy into the fact of two and those guys not being ready or not in shape for the fourth quarter. Throw that out now out I think for for to the big thing that I want to see is Ken LSU's defensive line get some pressure because if they're able to get past Ross Pierce Baker in that offensive line in force him out of the pocket a little bit and not have to do it blitzing six or seven guys. That's a difference maker because then you can at least run design design. Have your coverages? Look a little bit more disguise for LSU. David random has been a master at that. Hell that's why he makes two and a half million dollars a year doing it is because he gives you different looks going back to your other question. I think you were a hundred percent, right. The idea that oh, this should go for two as knees and stuff like that that was Bush league. And when that was said on this show, Paul finebaum did a great job of jumping in and saying no get that off of my show. I we'll tell you this. It was Bush league James Carville in the statements he made saying that there was some type of conspiracy against the league in favor of Alabama. I mean, we understand what this was right? I don't even know if he's a democrat or Republican I don't follow it that closely. But this was all about a politician coming in in a no loose situation. Carville came out of here in spewed that. Remark simply because he wants to tailor to the LSU fans, and guess what LSU fans aided up that was just a politician being opportunistic, not using his brain. We see a lot of that lately. Eight five five two four two Paul is the phone number his up on Twitter at Peter burns ESPN as well. My man Booker McFarland. He gives us his thoughts on Monday night football and LSU Bama and the rest of the SEC coming up next. I can't believe it that Philip brought his little brother on our mission into orbit. How long until it? Get there. Get there. I'll get there. Now. I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on my car insurance with Geico. What's best button-down? What's this button? Dale what's best button? Do this. I believe at Geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. All right. We welcome everybody. Back into the ball finebaum show, Peter burns here. And now helping us be the radius is booger McFarland. Brought to you by Holiday Inn express book, we just played a clip over on SEC network. Nineteen Ninety-seven number one ranked Florida coming into death valley, and they left with a loss. Take me through that win man. What what what does the young buck booger McFarland? Remember about that one? Wow. One thousand nine hundred seven October Florida was going on his huge long SEC winning streak. It was a night man that quite frankly, the coaching staff wanted to build and kind of pay on to the pan. So we put in a defense paying homage to the Chinese bandit about thirty something different that we had never shown, and then it was just all about effort man, planned smart. He was going to be a sixty minute game keeping the crowd in the game. And I it was a real. The not only was it a team victory. If he was a real citywide school wide LSU y victory because the crowd was at the whole game. We paid to the past like everybody was involved. And I remember Steve Spurrier kind of look on his face. And it Doug Johnson who had kinda got it. A look like they honestly thought they would just gonna walk in there and just dump all of us and little do. They know we had some waiting on them. Vogue leading into that week. Right. That was the last time LSU at home. Was this big of it ups a underdog that's LSU this week going against to an in the Thai being fourteen point dog. What was it like leading up to that week in four did did you guys know this big boogeyman monster St. spur in that offense were coming in? How Joe handle that? Oh, of course, you know, man. Listen, even though there was one thousand nine hundred knew what the phone and goes about in football. But you know, Jerry Denard on his coaching staff did a really really good job of kind of breaking it down like eight guide. It's the funding going this a lot of points. But here's how they do it. And what he showed it to us. It was like, okay. So this is what they do. So if we do this. We're going to be a pretty good shape. So we actually felt really good about the game plan at that point man GOP at some point. You gotta throw they actually knows out the window, and it comes down to the gallon own the other side of the ball to God is right in front of you. And you got the beach. You got like football is a team game. But that team game can be broken down to eleven individual matchups. And you got to be able to beat the guy across from you. And I think you know, we took a took a challenge to the point on except it's our that night. And it was it was a magical night man like to this day, and I want to cope with a Super Bowl. Rings and played it some big games. But that's right up there. As far as one of the biggest night in a night out that that I'll never forget. I was gonna say you've probably sit the nice apple juice, because I know you don't partake in adult beverages. So I imagine you celebrate an different way that night. You said this book eleven matchups right eleven different matchup. Where's one matchup or two matchups at LSU has the advantage over this? Incredible Alabama squad. Well, see I think that's what everybody makes mistakes at where's the advantage? You get to really good chains, man. They got good players. We got good players. They got receivers we got the fees, but we got good office. So it's really not an advantage when it comes down to is who can win your individual battle like when you analyze football. You know, pe- people go to football one on one. Okay. Well, working they beat you at sometimes it's not about where you can beat a guy at it's about who can win that match up on that plate. And then once that plays over you go back to the hotel. You can you do it again and whoever wins the individual battles more wins the game. And it's not the fact that they are weak in one area, and we're strong or vice versa. Do you have to really really good teams that go against each other? And who's going to win those matchups. I think the biggest match but a game. I think there are two of them. I think is Joe borough against. Kosh Tosh Lupe that the gals at the end. Glassman jump. Yeah. So Joe borough kiss him. And then and then I think it's the Alabama wide receivers against the LSU pass defense. And that's the pass rush in the past coverage. You know, DU I think those are the two most matchups both teams kind of run the football Papa play here and there, but nobody's gonna run it down each other's pro diva big physical football teams. And so ultimately if you go back to Hugh in Alabama games in the past. They think about the ten nine game. Think about the ten zero game that was those slugfest man and even a game where Alabama random bought out with nine minutes. Now like that was a slug fest like this is not gonna be a wide opening a wide open air raid type often it's going to be which team can win a couple of matchups here. And there to slab the game into the other saved Nick Sabin going back in plain and van Rouge against LSU. He's got a six point win a three point win a four point win seven point win and a ten point win book those. Have been close games Stevens meager call in this offense. I felt like two years ago when eddoes Ron took over as the interim. They were hey, we're going to have a bunch of fun. We're going to be having a blast in Alabama. We came and they're like, and they just kinda sucked up like they got pressure field. And they tried to Alabama. Bama. If you're talking ends Binger this week. What are you telling him to run a conservative one to try to get in extend the clock or you saying, hey, just just throw throw some haymakers and see what happens? I'm to run the same office. You ran two years ago because I went back and watch the tape. He had guys wide open couldn't get this out of the fun night. All right, like if you go back and once they gain a couple years ago when? LSU Adamo ins Mingas calling the plays. I'm telling you guys wide open and alien just couldn't hit them in. So what I would say do is be who you are. Okay. Ins Mingas a guy unless you to be physically run the football. Even if you don't get a one to one one three yards against Ben when you sit at a run it. And then once you get your Shasta toward a football on I now in a second down at that point. Okay. Joe borough got to show up. Joe boroughs got a man up. He said he wasn't scared this game. He said he wasn't scared Obama's well. Don't tell me about it show me show me when it's first and ten and we call play action, and you got. A Jamaa Hayes or Marsha opening a fifteen yard dig, and you got to throw it before to receiver ever turned his head around show me that you're. Show me that you're not scare. Okay. That's what she's gotta do. Too many times. It gives Alabama. They try to wait till the guys oak Alabama is an NFL tight defense. You gotta throw the football Puerto receiver ever turned his head around. And what does that take that takes trust that takes practice, and that takes to let your stone in knowing that you know, what I know my guys going to turn around in the ball is going to be there. So as you watch these games something to look for is Joe borough playing well is the ball coming out of his hands before the receiver ever turned around. If he does unless he's going to make plays in the passing game. If he doesn't then it's going to be one of those where he's you know, five for nineteen eighty yellow type game. And we've seen that happen in this game in Alabama's defense is being so suffocating that they stopped down the rushing attack. Whether it be Leonard fournette or dare you guys. Hey, you've transition you've left the promised land. And now, you don't do stupid NFL football. And I get it. It's big deal for you football. But we Michigan college football would too. When you guys are in you and Joe tests when y'all are talking about two, and you're seeing Kalle NFL quarterbacks now on the daily what is to does what he do translate that close to what's happening in the NFL in the upper echelon guys the two most important things for quarterback to be is a good decision maker and to be accurate when I watch this kid he'd done those things. I mean if enough look at Russell Wilson breeze, right? I mean, Pat, Mahomes might be six one baby six to I think to about six one. So he's plenty big enough. And I think his accuracy, and here's affinity to make a decision is uncannily. And I think when. Five is right. He's going to be very very high pick in the NFL. Book last question for you. What will you do for an LSU victory over Alabama? On. Expected man I'm not gonna do anything crazy because his visit. I realize they've won seven in a row, and they deserved that went on those games. Because those games close. They may critical plays the screen pass a yoga to draw the great run by her. It's like they've may critical plays in this game. It's so big is because of a respected that university in Alabama has so that school and LSU vice versa. I'm not gonna do anything out of the Domo man because I expect I expect us to make plays in the fourth quarter. Where the last few times, we have you got run out. I'll play Alabama before I hear Freddie, kitchens in the mouth before like like when you put that criminal uniform all don't bother me big. And I think everybody bedroom still the same weight. Now, you gotta go out and got execute. And I think that's what this comes down to you can throw away all day motion people in the bedroom. Just starving to fans. Okay. And I get it and they should be. But from a player's point of view. Here's what his game comes down to. All right. They put their pants leg pants on. Negative. And now who is going to execute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and always say, I told got Scott felt this PB. And I and I'll leave you with this. It's a dog that when we'll find his own backyard. Now, I'm gonna let you still on that and break that down, and I talked to you said tonight buddy his booger McFarland. He says that he expects that LSU team to come out and play and win book. We'll talk to you soon. Man, always best. Great to see what he's doing for Monday night football as well. Two eight five five two four two Paul LSU fans you expecting a win. How about Georgia fans? Are you upset that? I said that Kentucky is going to beat you on Saturday. Let's get into some of these phone calls. Eight five five two four two. Paul Paul finebaum show. Peter. Byrne Sosa today. Welcome back into the Paul finebaum show. Peter burn sitting in for Mr Paul finebaum. You can have your up on Twitter and yell at me there at Peter burns ESPN. You can give me a call. How about eight five five two four two Paul? Let's go to Birmingham, Alabama. What's up Kyle? How you doing doing? Well, man, how you doing? You know in mazes me that y'all let someone like Darrell come on this show weekend and week out and use the top rhetoric that he uses especially when he's talking about Andrew and a player. Demand of too tired of the low or any player for yellow to keep putting that clown on this radio station and just amazes me. And he wants to get here every week and talk about Alabama ain't play. Nobody Alabama ain't no beat by. But everytime Alabama loved up against Georgia. We've seen to stall this anywhere anytime, we even two thousand eight we beat them in two thousand fifteen we beat him in the national championship. And just praying that when Georgia Cosa Lexington this Saturday that the cats Tom call in. Was that a live cat? Do you think he actually had a cat in there? I don't I don't know that was those alive cat. I hope not Pete is going to be over there and not happy with that. Columbus, ohio. Chris thanks for joining Peter burns. What's happening? Hey, I got to predictions, buddy. All right. First of all, I think I think it's going to go to the championship and play Alabama. And second of all I think is going to be the president to twenty gift that racist. Trump. Eight five five two four two Paul is the phone number Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jason. What's happening, man? A mansard about early. I was dozing after a long morning walk on. I was gonna say man, did I did I bore you to death or something? Like that. Man. I go to you. And I'm like, where's. And I'm like where's morning? Walk on man. I'll follow Josh. No. And other thing. I don't think I don't think they served kale smoothies at bogies. Do they I hope not because I guarantee you if they do it would probably I know I'm not one Friday night. I'll have some stuff over a bogeys on Friday night. A kale smoothies not going to be one Jason. Yeah. Look, I know you you mentioned something about pressure getting up onto my I heard Paul make a statement earlier this week regarding to and say, the only person that's going to be and I'm paraphrasing. But he said the only person that can be to in this game is to himself. And while I agree. He may be correct. And to make come in. And and look like the same to is looked all year. But at the same time, I think if two does happen to not look like, you know, the same player that he's been this year. It's not gonna I don't think it's going to be totally because to a hurt himself. I think it's different player that I'm thinking policies that give a little bit more credit to greedy William. Mm Zafar team all American preseason. And and grant del but who may be the best player on the team right now. And I'm just thinking that if to a does have a, you know, I don't expect them to totally struggle, Peter. But I mean, if he does have such a game where you know, he hasn't looked like before smashed a little bit more to do with LSU defense, and then just to beating themselves the big thing in right? You're saying grant. Grand Delpit, greedy. Williams battle Christian Fulton of who's been who's been a great addition that he was eligible to play for LSU. I think that's important. But however, the big thing is important is not even necessarily the secondary. Right. I think for for LSU fans, if they want a blueprint of beating Alabama this week, it has to be getting into like the defense that they had in two thousand seven I want to say or two thousand eight when they opened up against Virginia Tech, and they just blitz the ever living hell out of the hokies, embarrassed them. And what a lot of that was that was a lot of up front pressure. Right. I don't think so far this year. Jason that Alabama has faced a front seven and not even a front seven. Maybe even a front four that has the push of a shard Lawrence in Brennan Foco yet. I don't frankly, I don't think that's happened yet. And that's going to be the thing that no one has talked about everybody talks about how good to what is to is having a lot of success for a bevy differ reasons as he's really good. But also. He has an incredible offense of line. And that's the major part that that LSU is gonna have to get by is getting past Pierce Baker and those guys in creating at least a little confusion because those that's secondary. I'm not worried about that secondary in Alabama's wide receivers. Yeah. And the the one coach that I trust the most on this staff. Peter, and you can disagree agree with me, Dave Aranda and feel you'll come up with something. I look out for some player like Jacoby Stevens to come in and kind of take that that take that place at Devon wine in the first half where they can kind of not necessarily another linebacker, although to Kobe can't play linebacker just looked for him and Aranda define away to mix them in with some sort of God's voices and whatnot. So thanks for taking my call. Appreciate jason. Maybe we'll see you had bogeys on Friday night. I will say this. We talk about how big recruiting is. And losing these battles and whatnot. And you think okay, it's just one play right? Dylan Moses LSU had locked into Dylan Moses since I think he was in the womb, right? Like he was three weeks old and LSU was like we want that kid to compla-. Right. Well, guess what he flips and goes to Alabama Devon wise not gonna be there. You know who could have been there on her on that LSU squad. That's Dylan Moses, he'll be on the other side of that battle down in Baton Rouge. So when you when you talk about how hey man about how big it is to flip these kids at our recruits, look, no further than Dylan, Moses, not playing for LSU would Devon white being out real quick phone. Call jackson. I got about thirty forty five seconds. But you've been on hold. We got to Jackson Mississippi. What's up Randy? Hey, randy. I got about thirty seconds for you. But what do you got? Well, you know, my thing is everybody's been you know, all about white being out. But you know, he could've voted the helmet to helmet. Holly had to do is just go a little different. But the big thing that I'm looking at is is what you just mentioned that Alabama. But. I'll bench of live. There was play. Uber's and John talked about it yesterday as our players just because the NTA rules. Don't let them go ahead. Be eligible for the draft is over there playing right now. To has a time. And in it depends saying if rain open he can throw Joe. Yeah. So they they receivers can cover them all day long. But you know, this guy's just hotter than hot rainy. And we'll see that in. I'll tell you this on the targeting rule. I talked to people at the NC double A. And I think a major change is coming. I'll tell you exactly what that is coming up. Follow me on Twitter at Peterborough ESPN, Peter burns in the Paul finebaum more your phone calls coming up after the break.

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Hour 4: 8/16/19

"The paul finebaum show podcast has been brought to you by the capital one sabre card earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment two percent of grocery stores and one percent on all all other purchases now when you go out you cash in what's in your wallet terms apply cried passion than pageantry of of college football leaves here is the paul finebaum show our four podcast and welcome back to the paul finebaum show on this this friday afternoon some heart sitting in for paul today he is on assignments been a lotta fun being here the last couple of days here in from all you folks back there in radio and television asian land getting ready for the season because as up tomorrow we're officially one week away from the college football season e._s._p._n. Saturday night be miami and florida florida from camping world stadium in orlando. Let's go to orlando. Hey tim how are you. I'm doing all right how you doing. I'm excellent. Thanks for calling all right. I gotta correct verne for on one thing when nobody's allowed to craig vern what bernie said okay fair enough. I a just a ten second analysis of the game for <hes> this weekend and who wins florida wins. That's a three second analysis fleet by franks. I'm looking ford to get up to a great suck. Quarterbacks get better week by week month by month year by year under dan mullen. I expect flea frankly taking a major step. You know we had jordan roger zahn yesterday yesterday and we talked about the great quarterbacks in this league he'd kellyn mon- peg as the third best quarterback obviously behind to end behind jake from i think philippi francs is one that could challenge kellen mine for that right if they protect him if they give him a chance to do what he needs because he has the receivers yeah yeah yeah and thank you and the scheme that make no mistake about that tim thanks for calling go to swami in tennessee swami. Hey tom welcome to the bone so thank you great personal and sat there was i wished i really enjoyed that. You like the fact that he's still somebody else's woman through there now beginning just blind date not i thought well that's okay man but <hes> i haven't been able to listen to the show and maybe somebody's character this already but <hes> could you give me a abry summary on you know your background and how your raps here here because <hes> thanks for calling all and i'll give you a little bit of my background. First of all the reason i'm here today is because everybody else called in sick. Everybody paul's on assignment. They got so so far down the list. I don't even have this is a true story. I don't even have a badge to get into building and the only reason the security guys let me today. Hey fellas is because because they were watching yesterday because that's the t._v. That's on in the lobby but every saturday night you can find me on the s._e._c. network during college football season with jordan rogers and cole cubelic calling s._e._c. see saturday night at seven thirty eastern every saturday throughout the <hes> winner called college basketball here on the s._e._c. network and on e._s._p._n. It ed in the spring we turn it over to baseball and that takes me all the way through the college world series in omaha where the s._e._c.'s well represented every year and prior to that i i was on e._s._p._n. You for a couple years doing football basketball baseball before that the big ten network prior to that c._b._s. Sports yada yada. I'm getting old the further back. I go l. to older. It makes me feel so that's that's my background. Thank you for asking we've heard from i man yesterday. We get them again today. He was talking straitjackets jackets then. I'm an what got us today. Hey i'm doing great and you know what tom you don't have to give nobody your resume and you don't even know damn badge. You just go up in there and you do your thing because daniel and mark make sure you sitting in the chair. That's true. That's all there is to it. That's all there is to it. Then what is nick sabin got paul doing because when they're nick sabin is usually involved well. I'm an i believe based on video evidence. It's nick sabin has been very busy practice the last couple of days so again. He's mike i'm dangerous. Then you pick up on will make dangerous people. They jammed danger interest. Be damned. Just wait you just wait. They can be dangerous. I mean what kind of what kind of crap is that no. Let's go back to yesterday okay. I told you i told jim had on roy rogers jacket and you mentioned french. Listen that french is just one hundred other ways to tie that damn thing thing back. That's all it is to it. That's the only way they put the fringe on there so he wouldn't see the buckles then took him to the cosmetology class and they braided all the things behind his back and then he went to the boy scout thing and they taught square knots all over at all of them got merit badges jammed thought he was contributing to the community. They just move onto another hold on one moment one moment please. I have a question. How do you have such intimate knowledge of straitjackets. It's jim just call me. He probably called me a hundred and fifty terms personally at my home on my phone. If there's jim used to he needs somebody to prop him up and take up for them all the time and people would call and he's colleen and take home. You say something good say something good so this went on about one hundred times. I've i heard every ridiculous story. Jim has ever told that is pure straightjacket material and it went from small size to an adult size us as years of straight jack. I'm miserable. He's got more white straitjackets. Tiger woods does greenjackets. You hear what i'm telling you. Let's go one call yesterday now. This one woman called in and she would gyms compelling. I mean sucks. He don't like eh. You know what it's not about the lack in anybody or disliking anybody. I refuse to be part of this. One little groups family and us talk all the term how you doom day this place right h let's do something fun. Let's go picnic. You know how are you doing. How was the dog or invaders growing. I refused to do that because see i feel like when you are talking to other callers you kinda lose your edge and you can't even call him with your own call because now these people are so personally connected and you warner hurt your friends failures in some of them call in cran you they say things and they call back tomorrow. That's just over talked in. We hear that a lot having the phrase. I meant having you ever heard the phrase. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer you. I didn't come here for friends. I got friends and i got family. I got everything i the need and that got this telephone and that connects me to you and that's all we need you happy. I'm happy we move on. Wouldn't you agree. I mean is that right okay. Do we have to carry it. Further like some damn walt disney fairy tale. This is snow white and the seven dwarfs. This ain't the same any of that this is this is paul. Finebaum show that is heard all over the world out of space for people that you people need to get it and understanding. That's all it's about and if we happen talk about football guess what we talk about football and if we're talking about sports or whether or politics are nothing that we we have spent four hours talking about nothing before this compelling but one thing i did pick maybe you he did pick up on it too. When that lady called she brought not one original thought to the table. Not one-sentence not one word was i i it was most of the people that call in these programs and especially that's football games. They repeat what announcers say they came even reshape it with a few of our own words you know why because they don't have no words. They don't have those jobs. Guess what term when you have a great weekend gordon. I guess what we get faster and we're going to be dangerous to have a good day. I'm an is a better her talker than he is a listener. The phrase is keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I wasn't talking about any friends. He may have but the chris by the way if you are snow white fan and getting ready for college game day next saturday seventy mine train magic kingdom that's. That's something to check out 'cause game. They will be at the magic kingdom them that's where my brain went brady and georgia. How are you today. Hey tom how're you doing. I'm excellent yeah. I have a quick question. I actually am. I'm a fan of the magic kingdom in seven mine trains though <hes> anyways i on twitter that <hes> <hes> everyone that florida fan and talking about florida's defense being greater great here in georgia and i want your opinion on that <hes> this is one of the reasons brady. I haven't been on twitter much lately. Everyone's like in an uproar right now and <hes> mr paula talking about it the other day but it's once you're repent professional opinion yeah i don't. I don't see that happening. I spent a lot of time run the georgia program. This spring was down there for their spring game. I've got a lot of confidence in what they can do defensively and what kirby smart does as each and every day with that defense i think at this point and maybe we'll find out something different but i think you could make the case of georgia's defense would be ahead ahead of their offense at this point especially trying to find a proven wide receiver whether that turns out to be matt landers or not. I get great confidence. In what georgia does oh yeah. I completely agree with you now one question what do you think the matchup against auburn georgia like. I'm a huge auburn fan but i don't know well. Here's here's the good news bed news. I haven't seen auburn yet and very few people have seen him on the field but cole cubelic asked so we're going to find out when he comes back and joins wins is a little bit later here in this final hour and i've watched specifically from coal what they look like at the quarterback position who has the leg up and who's the best fit for what gus malzahn wants to do offensively. We're also going to get cash daniel in kentucky football. Can they repeat what was maybe the best season in kentucky football history last year and the connection action between that football program and the commonwealth of kentucky one hundred twenty counties. Somebody should go to each county and write a story about everyone. That's a book the idea we'll talk with cash money here shortly. You're listening to the paul. Finebaum show podcast. Welcome back friday afternoon here on the paul finebaum. Show tom hart art sitting in for the paul. Finebaum actually made the guys laugh so bonus points me ching. We're just going of the great names in college. Football wanna great personalities personalities is cash daniel linebacker for kentucky. If you haven't seen him go viral. He's done it a number of times. In originally it was was when he ran into two point conversion. That's the first time i thought playing for painesville high school. The pride of painful cashews on the phone with us now cash. How're you doing today brother. I'm doing good how you don't op great. Hey let me ask you this question to start. How do you get through the grind of fall ball when you guys are so close actually taking the field and you've been hitting each other nonstop for the last thirteen fourteen practices man you gotta stay that coal tub whatever <hes> knicks and bangs you got you. Gotta make sure you know oh you take off the if not the trainer's job to come track you down and make sure your treatment on time. Make sure that no you're getting your your business taking care of and obviously you know when we're away from here is obviously get good sleep. <hes> coach stoops <hes> trusts us enough to where you know. We're not like most teams. We're in a we're in a hotel. We got bad. I check stuff like that. You know coached respectful of our time. <hes> probably the any better mini coach i've ever heard of doing this special there in fall camp <hes> you know but he the <hes> make sure that we get our good rest and make sure we come up ready tomorrow for for a great practice you know before we went to break. We're talking about the state of kentucky. One hundred twenty counties sir and i was joking that somebody should write a book about each and every county i think that'd be really interesting but such a wide wide fan base that you have both literally and physically and one thing that stood out to me with your team success last year was the fact that the entire state got behind you in the bond that you guys built with. The fans was something i hadn't. I don't think i'd ever using that for kentucky football and hadn't seen in a long time as a player and a guy from within the state. Did you feel that. Did you feel that bond with the fans. I mean it was a bond with with. That's what the players with the fans with with everybody involved. You know it's <hes> we love our fans and our fans. They love us. You know it's it's very very clear the and <hes> you know every day we come out here and we know that on saturdays you know those people that come and play pay to see us play and you know those are the people that stick behind us <hes> taken fan and you know at the end of the day you know rather put a show on for them. You know and have our brothers back out there. Doing a form helped me out with something a year great player obviously see but you're also a great trash talker what the finer points of trash talk and how much work you put into it to be good at it. I mean it's just <hes> just one things i don't i don't i don't i don't do it. You know to try to be a you know what i'm saying but it's just tomatoes to get to get throw somebody off or game and <hes> you know and have them lose their mind and you know mess up on their job so it makes my job a lot easier but you gotta you gotta know who you're talking to and you gotta know i mean you gotta you gotta throw out komo different directions trash-talk and <hes> and see which way the guy react to it and once he reacts. You know it's like gotcha. I mean your helmet and then once that happens. I think you can do whatever you want with it. Let me get this straight from what i understand you actually find through google or other sources the names of opponents girlfriends and throw i know that out out of i mean if i can find a name i if you can make it personal. That's that's that's the. That's the first head snap that gets their attention. You make personal and <hes> you know if i can find a name. I'm not going to go out there and you know bash name or anything. I'm just going to let them know that. I know that and that just just you know just that a little thing that there can throw somebody off the seton of that well. Hey listen what i love about your game and obviously went viral. After that that florida game we're down there in gainesville calling it on that saturday night and it wasn't just that you have this emotion and you play with his energy but you backed it up. You had eleven tackles in that game so theoretically radically big picture. How hard is it to talk trash if you if you can't perform i mean don't they go hand in hand. Absolutely if you're gonna talk talk you better walk the walk because if you donovan what pretty embarrassing what is your favorite pastime in your hometown my favorite world. I'm your favorite pastime. What is we're going to painesville for the first time besides seeing john pelfrey house but what's the favorite thing to do. There's really not not a all other except like off lift weights and fish but <hes> if i was back home you know my favorite thing to do is being on the lake with my dad <hes> and just spending time with him. You know he's been a big part of my life and <hes> anytime we get on the water <hes>. It's almost like anything outside of you. Know what we're doing on the boat. You know kind of just goes away and we're as focused on you know sending tom wish other out there and uh china catch me says we can cash that relationship ship. You have with your dad. I know is very important and he's been a great motivate. You motivator for you throughout your athletic career. How much credit do you give him from where you are right. Now i give almost <hes> every bit of it. You know the m. Obviously there's been a lot of people in my life that have helped me tremendously to get to get to for me to get to where i'm at now but you know my dad was the first one and <hes> he's been he's been there in my corner through the ups and the downs and <hes> always always had my back and and at the end of the day you know he was he was pretty hard on grownup hang on a lot but he'd always tell me you know one day. You'll look back and you know you'll see why there's a lot of times i'll text him and there's a certain situation that it not even on the football field. You know do just in life in general and and i'll call him. Say you remember you told me this when i was twelve and not to say you know you told me that one day i would i would figure it out and it would work out and you no it did so <hes> anything that i've done in life and how i carry myself almost everything i do. I can credit my dad. Hey let's talk about your program for a second. I've been wowed with the job that coach stoops and <hes> and everybody and that steph has done from a development standpoint nobody you had a i don't want to say nobody. Josh allen developed into a first round pick right. I mean that's not what he was when he first showed up a campus benny snell developed and turn himself off into an all conference type running back. Who's outside of yourself. Who's next who's the next person in the pipeline folks. Keep an eye out when you guys take the field this season. It's ready for a breakthrough season. I mean if you look at <hes> you know throughout our whole roster that we got you know names of guys that on both sides of the ball on special rush things that could go out and make plays force and put his possessions to win games. <hes> you know obviously lynn boden is going to be a breakout player for us. You know he was he's our returning leading receiver and <hes> or leader on our offense. You know look out for kerry. You know terry. <hes> had his breakout party last year. Let the country know is <hes> you know he's developed his game tremendously in the off season <hes> working on every little thing that he can and <hes> throughout camp you know he's shown tremendous strides taken leadership this off financing announcing no help and put a put guys in position to get in the end zone so look at terry look at land. You got eight th in the back in the backfield taking over any stepping issues pages had had a tremendous camp. You know he's fast. He's versatile to see him out. In the past route he can run him up the middle and he's very good pass protector as well then you guys guys like vox smoke chris rodriguez titans justin regan no guys like that so there's a lot of guys that have potential to break out and <hes> you know. I'm real excited to see what they do the saturday irv this coming saturday. Let's say what's a better name because we just had a segment on the great names in college football cast daniel kvass j. smoke 'cause that's legit. I don't i don't know man like von is like i've never really heard that on the floor and people are you know cash before but not really as a first name. <hes> you know i'm going to be a little by someone like my name on that one. Okay that's fair. We'll i do that. I spent some time today going back and watching some of your high school highlights and you ran into to conversion yeah. Listen on the road and hotel room as little bit bored iran and two point conversion right early in your career. You converted a fake punt. If i'm i am not mistaken you nudge anybody on the offensive side. Hey eddie you can get it. Can i get a carrier there. Yeah i was on. I was talking to the guards. I'm sorry sorry john south hairstyle and our podcast and they asked me that same almost the same question <hes> you know i like to joke around with with coach grand coach inch off you know when i'm right on the field or we gotta waterberg bright or something. They know if y'all need me. You know i'm sixteen quarterback so if needed he needed yard or two plans i know i haven't ran the ball since <hes> <hes> since that say <unk> against missouri but you know i still feel like i got the legs go hey before we let you go and i certainly appreciate your time because i know you've had a very busy busy day between practice and weights and dinner tonight they're lexington but i'm just curious you kind of prepared for that celebration on saturday night in gainesville and you had the presence of mind to grab the video guy the social media and say hey something's something's common and that kind of kick things off and went viral. Have you worked on something else. You got something up your sleeve and what does it take the break it out <hes> now man that was just something that i've always wanted to do but never really had the opposite op thing to do because i've never been a part of something <hes> you know that significant <hes> and being streak against florida like that so <hes> that's only like a one that's like a that's a big time celebration and that was a big time victory for us in our program so <hes> i'd say i probably won't even break out the ball of anymore and unless we punch entre- ticket to atlanta or something like that because that's the only time now where we get to celebrate because if we <hes> you know take this program next level but from a new <hes> celebrate celebrate standpoint now now i'm not. I'm not really big into sober. I'm more screaming flex guy. You know if i make a play or something like that so <hes> now nothing not celebrate that muscles awesome scream flex talked trash and make tackles the sawyer cash. Thanks for your time and best of luck this season. We'll catch up with you down. The road appreciate have cash daniel proud of painesville kentucky and the starting linebacker in the middle for the kentucky wildcats and coach mark sue that guy hey. It's gonna be a superstar. You're going to hear and see a lot from him. We'll talk cole cubelic coming up. We'll get the low down on auburn. What's going on at the quarterback position with the auburn tigers. And when did he go with that hairstyle. We're going to get to the bottom of it or the top of it. That's after this. You're listening to the paul. Finebaum bob show podcast interesting creature habits the flat arid plains of many an automobile l. dashboard the bobblehead. It's most agreeable and will not along to anything despite having no brain function but when the bubble had here's how geico not only saves people money eh also gives them access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone not even more vigorously because he knows you should switch because yes switching to geico is a no brainer easy publ and easy. You can get whiplash. Welcome back to the paul. Finebaum show art sitting in for paul. What a great show today. We're almost into the end. We're going to hear from cole cubelic in mere moments. If his phone was working he would have called in by now so you can shoot him a text and remind him. It's time hey kohl's here. Let's talk auburn football amongst other things get a lot of folks asking about the quarterback situation. You were just down there on the planes. What did you see now. We're not talking football. We're we're gonna talk about how you need to be saved by your colleague and you had to refrain jordan in from his new york trip yesterday to join me on the show and save your ear and there and you texted me at least he's seven different time changes today. You've asked me four different times on the lake join you at different times and then i started getting text messages about how you're encouraging other s._e._c. football players to step into the ring and fight me during the regular seasons. This is how i get rewarded for trying to help. Save your atrocity that has been they fill in on the finebaum show here on friday whereas the dump button somewhere around here they won't allow me to use the phone eh and then you asked me to call you can't even have your producers called me. They're busy you gotta. Sit me the number and have me call in like philipson boca okay. That's what i am to you. Now phyllis in bogota. Tom heart don't know phyllis. Phyllis couldn't be bothered to be on the show the reason we had to keep moving us. You got bumped by better. That's great. That's good kind of like when i'm on the sideline doggone waiting to talk on saturday nights. I guess jordan's keep pumping me around. That's you bumping officials and you almost got us off fired. Would you get in the ring the cash daniel <hes> not right now though because i'm physically probably not capable of handling that situation and that would end up being in the emergency room <music> but give me another four five months to fully recover <hes> and i'll be glad to do it. I don't. I don't know what do we are. We fake wrestling sling. Are we boxing m._m._a. <hes> this is bare knuckle match like what are we talking about. What what's are what what what what parameters are we talking about stepping into the ring or octagon on four or under i brought it up with cash the moment ago and before we got on the air and he didn't know who you were so good i appreciate <unk> assery sat down with me on my radio show and that was obviously an impact is a very very busy person. He spends a lot of time with media folks. I <hes> yeah. I'd like to see you guys. Go full out w._w._e. I want to see somebody. Come off the top rope. I think we could probably sell some tickets and raise some money for charity. No i'm in <hes> what a- absolutely <hes> stepped in the rain and <hes> and and be no-name cole and <hes> take on squirrel eating cash daniel and see how that played out. What do you think's going out with auburn's quarterbacks. I don't know <hes> i was able to go down and watch practice. I was able to sit down with with gus malzahn and seth williams and jack driscoll and price tag yesterday and nobody seems to really want to provide any inkling as to who has the lead in this quarterback race and seeing them up closed. I didn't really i wasn't able to decipher <hes> that one guy had a clear advantage over the other. I think this is this is a really close race. I think both guys obviously asli offer some athleticism. It's going to be more complicated for gus malzahn because there's drinks different joey gatewood. Obviously he's gonna give you a little bit more for run. Threat between the tackles does the bigger body. I think he has a stronger arm to strike down the field but i think nick's a little more slippery i think one of the faster football players on the team but not many people realize that our note that four quick twitch can probably leave the pocket in different ways and i think he's a little more accurate doned throws could have a ball as joe gatewood does but they do different things well that might complicate take this and when you talk about experienced neither guy has a lot of it obviously bo niches a true freshman but he did go through spring joey gate with saul anchin in the bowl game but that was about bit for him in games a year ago so then it comes down to intangibles and i think if you're gonna go intangibles you probably lead bo knicks because if there was ever for a guy who is genetically created to be able to come in and do this when you think it was bonex i mean he's been raised by a quarterback every day in his house. His father wore the same number at the same ame school at the same position he would know how to be able to coach him up to be able to handle that what better resource to have the the pick up the phone and call a guy who played quarterback at auburn when you're trying and win the auburn quarterback job nixes competed. I mean he competed knee lead eleven under armour all america game. I played high level high school. Football seven seven so the understand understand that part of it but joey gatewood may have more the team. He's been around longer. He's gone through workouts now. He's been in the locker room with these guys. A little bit longer and gus malzahn told me yesterday it's going to be important for him for his guys to know to know who their quarterbacks gonna be to know who the leader is going to be so i definitely anticipate gus. Malzahn was on will name a starter and have a guy heading into that oregon. There's gonna be no out of will be a game time decision. We'll try to find someone that week of game preparation. He's going to name a quarterback and i think it'd be after this weekend so he can get his guys acclimated as to who the leader of their football team is going to oh. I was gonna ask for the abridged version next time <hes> that was really good though that was insightful as gus us malzahn takes more responsibility with this has been good for two full days because if so i'm worried that you're going to be employed when we start the season in a week and a half do you. You don't have to worry about that. You don't have to worry about that. You see a different gus malzahn practice as he kind of gets more involved offensively and now has everything falling back on his shoulders. Yes and what difference do you see energy now we're going to you're looking for right when you said you wanted me to kind of. Slow it down for you. You want me to sort of abbreviate thing so i'm sorry i styles scores a direct t._v. To be to go there. You can be coached. That's for sure. I'm glad you're listening. You listen to coaching outside of auburn. What are you most anticipating dissipating this s._e._c. first and foremost the number one thing outside of auburn that i'm looking forward to is missouri. You're gonna have this postseason ban lifted because i think missouri can be a very very scary team. In the east. The schedule lined up absolutely perfect <hes> i they can look at a team like west virginia's being there non power five team. They lose will greer. They lose david sills. They lose greg. Jennings have a new coach neil brown. That's very manageable so <hes> a tough game against south carolina early where you expect both teams to be healthy but they don't get georgia until november the night they get florida at home. In coamo a place. You're semi camila with november the sixteenth and they've absolutely dominated for the last two years that doesn't get talked about enough and by the way the two teams that they draw from the west are named ole miss arkansas so it is a perfectly laid out schedule for the missouri tigers. I love their offensive line. Triple waller sims is the top five guard in the league for me. Trusting cologne casteel top-five center you see your grand top-five tackle by the way they have a thousand yard rusher and larry roundtree back behind them alfredo's tight ends in college football aw jalen knox had a good year receiver and the culture. That's being built. There is one that i want to see how they react on the field. I don't want them to have to go through a season knowing they're not going to be able competes with the s._e._c. tim to a bowl game. I'm excited about the fact that vary odem is not lost a single player to the transfer portal that tells me that he's doing things right that kids want to go lound play college football for that guy so i want that to be gone. I hope that's gone. I need that to be gone because i think missouri can give us a little bit of hope of some more competitive teams in this league that are making a push to get to atlanta. 'cause i wanna see who's going to step up and challenge alabama and georgia. I don't want to just be those two teams again. I want other teams aims to challenge those teams to give us a more competition in the s._e._c. especially late in the season call. Thank you so much for joining us today. Enjoy the braves game this this weekend. I hope you see a braves win. Holla to deal with that every weekend like thursday to sunday and the worst the worst. I love him like a brother. The brother i never wanted but the worst about coal is when get on a six a._m. Flight on sunday sunday morning. He'll look at me and they'll say hey man what's c._d. Win with the app in his hand and i fall for it every time i'll tell him whatever i'm twenty six be. I'll let me see if i can switch it around. I could sit by you dude. I've been with you the last three days. I don't need you spilling over to my seat. Spending more time with view on this flight son isn't even up yet. Thank you for listening to the paul. Finebaum show podcast. The paul finebaum show airs weekdays on the s._e._c. network beginning at three easter.

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Hour 1: 7/24/19

"The Pride Pack Patron Tree of College football leaves here the Paul Finebaum show our one podcast where everyone it is the Paul Finebaum show Wednesday four four hours with me Jones and drew Franklin wearing his Hawaiian shirt coming to you from Lexington Kentucky where if you've been listening yesterday and and the times we've done in the past we love to interact with you the caller eight five five to four to seven to eight five. That's eight five five to four to seven to eight five drew at at five on twitter. I'm at K Y sports radio. We're going to have the U._K.. Football coach Mark Stoops will join join us a little later. We're going to have Tom Green who wants had an M._t._v. show and now works for Alabama Dot Com. He's GonNa come on and talk to us a little bit about I would assume the crimson tide and more but drew glad to be here for yet another day yeah. We had a black yesterday at so my favorite calls that we've gotten in the show yesterday ready to do four more hours. We're also we have Dan the producer here who we've worked with before. If you remember we started show yesterday talking about Oh how I sort of asked my producer yesterday to tell me what the Dan are you there the in Bristol unfortunately yes all right so yesterday your predecessor. I believe his name was was. It's Stewart does that answer Spencer Spencer. I asked him before the show started. I said Okay tell me what has been what have been the hot topics on the Finebaum show this week and he said to me. This was a direct quote well you you know college. Football's right around the corner and people are excited about their teams the big topic and that really didn't provide me a whole lot of guidance on what the hot topics. It's pretty accurate though he's pretty accurate. I'm sure but the hot topic yesterday drew is that we talked about we ranked what we believed. Were the best and worst coaching jobs in the S._e._C. so that if tomorrow if you were coach and you can pick any of the jobs which one would you pick and there was some controversy because I said Georgia was not number one athlone sports at Georgia one Alabama to Florida three. I said Alabama one Florida to Georgia three but I got this message today and I'm not going to say who this is from but this is from a college football like analysts is from someone that comes on television a lot and this is what they said Matt. I was listening you yesterday on Finebaum Talking Talking about the coaching jobs first of all is hilarious to me to listen to you talk about college football with Alabama fans because your interactions are funny but I think you are severely downplaying how good the Tennessee job is the Tennessee job in my opinion is second only to Alabama in terms of best jobs in the conference. The reason is a fan base obsessed like no other ten to fifteen in years of being of underachieving so that if you succeeded you would have a chance to be unbelievably popular and a history that is stronger than that Oh Florida and Georgia Georgia if you go back to the beginning of college football. It's not Alabama but I would make a strong case. That Tennessee is the second best job in the S._e._C. so I read that and my initial inclination was to market or to think the person that had written me was potentially drinking but it was eleven in the morning when they seem so drew what about the I ranked Tennessee in terms of jobs seven but what about the possibility that it's the second best job and that being in Knoxville with two strangers down on rocky top would be where you would wanna be while rolled my is the moment you read that text and they said Tennessee eh but I do like the point of view or to save it. I mean you're legend because it's been bad for so long and their fans are obsessed and crazy but I don't know you'd have to be pretty common in yourself to go. Take that job and think you're GONNA turn it around after they've coaches they had since they've they've been good well. Let's say since Fulmer they had. They got rid of Fulmer to get lane kiffin. Is that right or am I missing somebody. I think no one's coming on they had lane kiffin or are you had there was somebody between who truly Lang calf forget the order but it was a random lane kiffin Derek Dooley Butch Jones and now you have Jeremy McGrath or whatever his name is and Jerry Pruitt and they've had this group of guys but the theory would be okay. You've had all these bad dudes now. If you were to come in and be really successful Tennessee fans would go nuts. I would argue the exact opposite because I think and I say this with. No disrespect backed. I think Tennessee has the most unattached to reality fans. Maybe in sports like in sports today. There are fans who think it's a different time so think about all all the sports college basketball the most detached from reality fans in college basketball are without question Indiana definitely Indiana fan still believe it's nineteen eighty-seven they believe that if Keith smart if they could just find the next Steve Alford they're gonNA be right back in the final four. They somehow believe those like Candy Canes Stripe Pants still work. Oh the recurs love them to Indiana fans yeah and so they still believe hey you know what success it's just around the corner similarly in other sports like in baseball who who are the most detached from reality baseball fans that still think they matter but they don't can you think of one off the top of your asked for the hot topics and then when you didn't get one when you went. I'm GonNa tell us up Dan four hours of you interrupting me and telling me that this is wrong. I'm not going to deal with today now. I love you dead. You're a great addition to show but I'm not doing that today. I'm going somewhere with I was hoping being Matt Jones show that didn't involve you attacking Tennessee and we only made it about four minutes. I am saying to you. This was a message that I got and so I I wanted to see. Is there an argument that Tennessee he is second. Are they know all right so they're still you had them at seven there to me there in the neighborhood of seven more than into I think that's exactly right and we had six auburn fair enough so so if if if that's the list and if Tennessee is is at seven I was looking at this I was looking at this website that was talking about if you could take any other job and they had Tennessee <hes> even further down but here's my question for you they say in this is what is this. This is the Michigan website that right now. The power programs in the S._e._C. are about to flip and that Tennessee Texas A._M.. And I guess they presume Georgia are about to take the place of where Alabama and L._S._U.. have been it goes along with the lines with text message. I have their basically the premises look Alabama L._S._U.. have hit their moments and now you want to be Tennessee Georgia. You want to be Texas any chance that that's true. I'll give them Georgia for sure. Am I can give behind Tennessee. No I guess what has them so positive and what Tennessee's doing that. They're on their way when I do this show in five years. Will we be talking about Jimbo Fisher and Kirby smart the way that for many years you talked talked about Nick Sabin Gus Malzahn etc.. I'll say curvy smart definitely Jimbo. Maybe Tennessee Pru won't even be there. They'll still be trying to figure it out. Don't you think of be there. No I think I think Georgia definitely I definitely have them at the top. I agree with that. I still believe Texas A._M.. Is the best non talked about best job in the country. I think in Texas am if Jimbo Fisher. Where does what I think he will do in two or three years they will be consistent top six to eight every single year because they have more money than everyone else if you look at the list of endowments on top schools in the S._e._C. Texas my name is not only number one? They are number one over any other country or any other program by far in the country they make more money than Kentucky and like Kentucky and South Carolina combined and they're recruiting. Basis much bigger and you're not competing with everyone else in the conference and the one thing that always held them back which were sitting there with Texas as your big brother as kind of being the program with more history. That's out you're you're no longer really even have to deal with them cam and so you have a chance to be what you're endowment your alumni base. Your fan base etc has always been. I think Texas is one great coach away and maybe Jimbo Fisher is the one from being a consistent top five to seven seventeen every single year. I agree with you the potentials there. I just need to see Jimbo do it. I believe he can but a lot more confident what Kirby is doing Georgia than what Jimbo's doing it ain't him but he's pretty new their new the S._e._C.. We'll we'll see what happens all right. Let me go oh. The first person on here is Milly Milly. How are you doing just fine? You're so you're met Jones. <hes> today Matt Jones every day. Every morning wakes up. Sometimes I look and I go you know what I wish. I was someone else and today I it's the same yeah well. I saw Media Day last week. Do you know something if you would've <hes> you wouldn't even really had to have had that. You could good of <hes> gone with last year. Show because it just didn't seem like there was any difference you know. Did you notice that it's almost never dif- different though the it's become more and more boring every year because coaches know they can't really say anything familiar else. They'll get crushed. Oh the do <hes> yeah. They do you right well. I just thought that it might be different so I watched it like crazy and I said <hes> everything the thing that <hes> Nick Sabin said about the <hes> you know Alabama current untied. It just seemed like it was just nothing but the same old same old I think that's what he does on purpose. I mean John Calipari Kentucky. Keep Nick Sabin and Alabama. They've done this so much that basically they just play the greatest hits album every year. Get Out and then they're gone. They play born to run in the concerts over yeah. It was too busy <music> actually <hes> my best friend died <hes> before all this was on and I was busy with the funeral and all and I'm sorry about that and <hes> as a matter of fact her <hes> kids used to enjoyed watching <hes> the Paul finebaum show whenever they get onto it so when they found out and I told him I said I was going to mention it too Paul I guess <hes> he might get the word and oh by the way I put <hes> the Paul Finebaum in by a bitch wary you know well. He said that he we were all family so I thought he rest of you. Guys should be in in the obituary. I hope you guys don't mind would you when you put him in your obituary. You're you have asked away no but I wrote my own obituary and so I thought that <hes> it wouldn't be such a bad idea of <hes> you guys would be in the obituary. You guys don't mind to you. I mean I don't mind. I don't know what did you right. In the obituary. Well I just well. I had my own family and everything in there and of course the people that I you know care about around here but but <hes> when Paul said that <hes> we were all one family. I just thought that the families are supposed to be in the obituary so I just said the Paul Finebaum family and I mentioned names and <hes> and I said that I would <hes> they would you know they were the coolest people on the service that in all sorts of things that's puncture Paul would think that's that's an honor. I will pass the word on okay. Well listen. I know you guys are really busy. I wish I could see you guys today. When will I'll tell you what I'll I'll put a video of drew up and just a little while and you'll be able you'll be able to see milly? Thank you very much appreciate the call. We'll be right back. You're listening. The Paul Finebaum Show podcast Paul Finebaum show eight five five to four to seven to eight five. You know when you come in here. You never know what's going to happen and I have to tell you. That was a start to the show show that I didn't foresee. I did not foresee that we would somehow transition from saying whether or not Texas am was about to make quite move to milly who so sweet you know what's interesting is one of the very first times uh-huh I was on. This show was the same day that milly did her call that plays in the intro where she says he's GonNa have my phone number. I was literally on hold waiting in New Mexico to come on the show. You and I were driving across the country. We we pulled over New Mexico. We were listening to talk to Paul. Remember middle of nowhere in the middle of nowhere. We got cell service. I pulled over to do the interview and that's when we heard so I've always felt a connection to her when she said about her obituary that she was going to put Paul and everyone do you. Do you think she made us. I doubt it maybe if she just wrote the Paul. Finebaum family were far far far distant cousins but I I don't think we got individually named actually think it was. It's very sweet and I understand the connection to a show that would make you WanNa do that. I didn't know that people write their own. Obituaries like I feel like is that I need to right mind. I didn't know people did that. I have something that actually could supplement discussion and also related to college football. Aw what does that go ahead when people right the Mike Leach obituary that's many years from now many many eager through now. How do you WANNA be remembered well? That's their problem there the one right knee obituary I mean what do I care. I'm dead. Mike Leach see that to me would be much more the answer but milly is writing her own probably because she wants it to be like everybody always says when someone passes away hi what would they have wanted she saying this is exactly what I would've wanted. There are millions one of the collars ECHINACEA one of the most famous callers I was the show means a lot. Sir Listens all the time and if she wants it to be included. She's making sure it's included there. You go and I appreciate it but I have to tell you when you start a radio show and you think like drew an idea. We have a lot of fun things to get to today that made you turn a little bit to the left but that's the thing about Finebaum. You never know what's going to be on the other side that number that's right. Shannon is online to in Florida Shannon. How are you doing that? I am ready to roll what's up. I'M GONNA make some over and people mad today. Do it <hes> one six six this year six and six why six and six or they're gonNA lose to Oregon L._S._U.. Mississippi State Georgia Florida in Alabama. I mean you know it's it's right. What you're saying is definitely possible? We went over this yesterday. When we went through their schedule? It is a really hard scheduling. I'm not sure if there's any team in the country who their season might almost be over more if they lose their first game in Auburn. Would you agree with that Shannon because that first game against Oregon which is being played. Where's that game played in Arlington Texas in Dallas? If you were to lose that game you know I mean at least I mean you. You may not know but it's very likely with Alabama Georgia Florida and L._S._U.. I mean those five games. You can't expect to win more than one or two of them. If you lose that organ game you're right. I mean you're almost sitting there saying to yourself. We're headed for for a six seven win season. Thank goodness could be far this year. Well we you know and I appreciate the call Shannon. Every time Gus Malzahn comes up it feels like he is it feels like that. He is always on the brink of being fired but never will they gave him the extension in what seventeen is that when they gave him the extension and it always feels like the fans Kinda don't want him but it also are worried that they won't find someone better. It's like if you're if you're married and like you're you don't the marriage is perfect but you may think single life would be even worse but you can only keep them hanging around on so long before like all right. We gotta do something. He's had his chances and it's getting close to that point. I would think well I think what would worry me if I'm in Auburn fan is how many is how many programs in the West have passed me and I'm not gonNA catch up. You're not catching up to Alabama and four or five years ago. Oh you were right there neck and neck with them now your way by. I think you're going to be passed if you have already been passed by him. I'm still not an order on believer but L._S._U.. Is ahead of you right now so your fourth at best and it's a fourth that seems. Seems to be continually slipping at least a little bit. Let's go to Chandler and Kentucky. What's up Chandler? Hey Matt <hes> so you're talking about how somebody like texted you or something about <hes> and how they thought Tennessee was like the second best job or whatever yeah this was a very sort of prominent college football analyst who didn't want me to say their name but said Tennessee is the second best job in the S._e._C. Yeah well. I think it's interesting so like Saturday down South quoted Steve Spurrier. There's a couple of days ago. <hes> did you see that I do not. What did he say okay? He said <hes> the game has changed and Tennessee doesn't quite have the advantages it did with facilities elite recruiting agree totally. I'm been saying that for a long time yeah yeah and he goes on to set you said this before too. It's a lot like Nebraska right now. Those are the two programs those are the pro. I mean it's Tennessee in Nebraska note and again. It's a statement as to how good they were in the eighties and seventies sixties etc but no two programs have suffered more from the modernisation of college football than Tennessee in Nebraska. Yeah I just thought it does interesting like just juxtaposed in that. <hes> you know like you have any series for like why that is yes. I have a lot of theories I appreciate the call. The number one theory is in it every big transition mission in life or in in technology or whatever whoever is in the greatest position at the moment of that transition gets an advantage for years all right so when the Internet when cell phones explode apples they're now apple has a huge huge advantage that nobody else can get Tennessee during the first major transition in football which was the nationalization of the Games where some teams got on T._V.. Every week Tennessee was good then so they put Tennessee on T._v.. So for twenty five years when there was one game a week from the S._e._C. Tennessee was often in them but then all of a sudden the nationalization of recruiting to where every team is on TV and every place in the country can be recruited Tennessee. He no longer had that advantage and now if I want to go to school and be on television I don't have to go to Tennessee anymore. If I want to play for a school close to home I can do it and still be on T._v.. And still be known and Tennessee doesn't have an advantage manage that had gotten baked in for them in the sixty seventies and eighties. We'll take a break eight five five to four to seven to eight five. This is the Paul Finebaum show. You're listening to the Paul Finebaum Show podcast the this is norma Jean Riley from this. It's not Shenandoah. Who is this like? You miss this group every time no matter what's this all of these. He's ninety s groups Diamond Rio Blackhawk Shenandoah they all are the same and I always get him confused. Which one is this? It's time unreal. It's Diamond Rio. I always forget it but this is a great pick. This is another reason I do like like you. Even though you frustrate me eight five five to four to seven to eight five at five mom remember I also have the text machine where you can send text and I will read them on the air seven seven two seven seven four or five to five four one person rights John Rights Kentucky Sports Radio. That's me is so ridiculously misinformed the VOL's best years where the nineties and through two thousand six spouting off their time ended in the eighties. He's loud and clueless. He speaks in urgent mode. One hundred percent of the time <hes> Jeez man first of all the best year you had was the year after Peyton manning but you're missing my point. The reason Tennessee was a program to for instance be able to get peyton manning was because in the fifty he's sixty seventies and eighties whether they want a national tied or not they were nationally relevant every year during all of those Johnny Majors Years During all of those Phillip Fulmer years they were nationally relevant. Just like Nebraska was etc.. They hit their peak of winning a title in in the with T. Martin at the year after Peyton manning but it still that's when they sort of got their thing then all of a sudden the S._e._C. Network comes around like Kentucky when I was a kid watching Kentucky I never got to see Kentucky Play Ever Kentucky Played One game a year on television it was when they would play Tennessee and it would be on Jefferson pilot and it would be at noon. It was the only game all year I got to watch on television and Tennessee would win by fifty now Kentucky. He plays Toledo and it's on national television so if I was a kid in Kentucky that wanted to play on National T._V.. And I had a choice to go to my home school or go to Tennessee. I'd go to Tennessee Kentucky would never be on television well. That's not true through anymore and that is hurt. Tennessee Tennessee used to recruit North Carolina. They used to recruit the Virginia Beach Norfolk area and they used to own those areas. We'll guess what now those kids can go to Virginia Tech now. Those kids can go to Carolina. They can go any of those places and still and still be on TV and that is hurt. Tennessee same thing in Nebraska Nebraska used to go to Kansas and to Iowa and to all those Midwest states that their teams were not on television and take all their players years and then they get a few really good athletes from other places and they were awesome. Well now go to Kansas State. Kansas state's been better than Nebraska for a long time so I think that is why those programs have suffered in the last few years and that's not an advantage you can get back. I mean they took advantage today but that's gone now. I mean everybody's facilities or about the same exactly everything it's kind of equal playing field for a lot of schools that don't have we tradition and stuff. He learned yesterday the every single S._e._C. program except Vandy has had a major facility upgrade since two thousand ten not even that long ago since two thousand ten so what is the Tennessee advantage the one advantage they have is. They have an amazingly big fan base that comes one hundred thousand seat Neilan huge stadium is really impressive and a game day in Knoxville not even talking trash. It's very cool but you know what it's pretty cool at Alabama. It's pretty cool at Auburn. It's pretty pretty cool to l._S._U.. It's pretty cool Georgia when you go to a game at South Carolina at night. It's pretty cool when Kentucky play Georgia last year in Lexington that was one of the best environments for College Football Game I've ever seen so the thing that Tennessee Hennessy has it's just not as unique as it once was. Let's go to Payton in Birmingham. What's up Peyton Jones worry? How're you doing today? Sir Doing Great. Hey I have a little theory. I was talking to Paul earlier <hes> or metal month ago. You think it's possible when you're talking about all of these television things that H._U._d.. Each individual coach network to say that you broke up each individual college. We'll have their own network. Yes I think that in about ten years they'll be how well they might have. They might have a station. They might have station where they play like old games or stuff but but I do think I don't. I don't think there'll be a station. I think the S._e._C. Network is an entity works really well. You know the big ten network works pretty well. The PAC twelve network really doesn't make much money. It's going to be interesting to see what the A._C._C. Network dies but I don't. I'm sort of surprised you all don't have a station in Alabama to be quite frank with you. That is just all Alabama Auburn. They would bring money builder Missouri well. They surprised you don't I'm surprised you don't have a station that is just all old Alabama and Auburn Games and like talk shows like I'm really surprised you all don't have that now to be quite frank with you. That's what I'm trying to get. I feel like the demand is is so much there you know that we have evolved twenty four premium access content that one day the demands gone out outdo the SPLO- but part of it is also who owns the material right and the the kind of people that would want to create that station like I'll be honest with you a a couple of years ago I was in talks with some people to create a Kentucky Sports Television Station that you're talking about and one of the problems was we didn't have access to any of the Games and without access to the Games. It'd be awful hard to produce a twenty four hours days. I understand it's very good about something else. Yeah <hes> one of them questions about Kentucky. <hes> you know Big Kentucky Fan so I mean what do you think that glass year was a lighting the bottom I got nothing against Kentucky but it seems that you know damn good running back and all that drop off. It's GonNa be a huge drop off I mean I think there's a couple of things in plain. I appreciate the call. Queer Kentucky is going. Turkeys got an easy schedule issue. When you look at Kentucky Schedule Therefore Home Games are Florida Missouri <hes> Tennessee and Arkansas you know they could win all of those? They probably won't win them all but the could none of those games are crazy. They'll probably go three and one two and two at the worst their road games are Vandy Georgia Mississippi State and South Carolina. It's a very manageable schedule and their rivalry game against Louisville Louisville stinks this year so I didn't Kentucky is going to win six or seven games for sure and if there if they're better than we think they could win eight and see what happens outside of the usual S._e._C. East opponents you have Louisville at as bad as they've been in a long time and you got lucky with your West opponent this year's Arkansas coming off a to win the season and a lot of fans casual fan just washing Kentucky from afar see Josh Allen base leave for the first time ever U._K.. Had Death last year. You just didn't get to hear of them. They didn't play as much stars in front of them. Those guys now have their chance and I think they're still going to be good to use the analogy algae I would say Kentucky is right now. Where Mississippi State was in the Early Mullen years where you feel like they really done something good and I think they're going to be in the conversation every a year I don't? I don't necessarily think they're on the path to winning the S._e._C.'s but I think there in the conversation of being better every year. Let's go do Sean in Alabama. What's up Sean? I wouldn't actually GONNA call until Paul Comeback Back. This is Kinda been on my mind for a while but y'all brought it up you know about you know. The famous callers happened to fill us. She has not been on this. I haven't heard her forever. y'All know anything about that well. I I mean I believe what happened to fill us. They knew you know yeah I do she's. She called about a month ago. Maybe a little bit more. She's got some things going on and her personal life that she doesn't want to you share with the audience but she's around. She will probably be calling once. Football season gets up again but there's I always enjoyed. She used to call a lot. When I was here? It does feel like the the sort of screaming matches on the Finebaum so it doesn't feel like they occur quite as much anymore. Is that right. Is this a new kinder gentler fine mom. That's one way to put it yeah. I mean I'm for them. If listening which I'm sure he is he can call you explain why that isn't the way it is anymore but see the last time we were here. Jim called and was like hey now having you. I can sort of scream. I'm for that. I think the I like the the the when Finebaum gets to loosen his tie and not be as corporate and when he's not as corporate some of that is Jim screaming which I really enjoy yeah no disrespect all the great things. Paul says show tune in to have callers fight with each other. Yeah I mean that's I think that is caller rivalries with the best that is what made this thing over the years eight five five to four to seven to eight five five five to four to Paul Cup opalines. You can give us out. We'll take a break and be right back this. It is the Paul Finebaum show. You're listening to Paul. Finebaum show podcast Paul Finebaum Show Matt Jones Drew Franklin eight five five to four to seven to eight five as I said to you I have a text message machine that comes to the phone that you can send messages if you don't WanNa put your name on twitter. Some people don't like doing that drew. You understand correct the number seven seven two seven seven four five to five four. Can I read you a nice messages. I would love for you to this is from an eight five zero. Oh number what area code is eight five out of that is Florida's from Florida person a radio host Matthew. I like they call me Matt Radio Host. Matthew should have a good clear voice but you sound is if Benny any Snell stuffed is dot jockstrap in your throat. Please get your sidekick drew berry more Franklin to perform the Heimlich on you. Unfortunately there's no maneuver he can do for your stupidity sincerely T F H H h big fan of the show his first of all he's right. You should have a good clear voice. I'm sorry I wanted to get this jockstrap out of mine wrote. I thought I did before the show. I guess I didn't and I'm sorry this is what's known as sort of a a mountain grunt. It's US one of your own S._p.. Voice us one of your own favorite quotes. A man sounds man sounds. I mean th right. I sound like I sound so so. What do you want me <hes>? What do you want me to do the right now? We're we also have the reds on. Were big reds. Fans reds lead for two so everybody. Everybody Cross your fingers for our Cincinnati reds because they need it. Let's go to will in South Carolina. What's up APU? Ill Hi how are you. You gave me a show today. On your show I did yeah you talked about me wanting to get the shirt. Oh Yeah K- shirt that's right because you want must plus champ gone. That's right yeah. That was nice where we dug like an interesting fellow. He's interesting as the truth well along. It's what I was GONNA say. Oh clemson has completely past Alabama turn. The gap is I'd say about thirty feet apart. I wouldn't say that how we you're right. Are you right stomach to- are you okay come over there. Are you okay. I'm fine. This isn't real right. They will yes okay. Where did you hit your toe on the door? Okay well good luck to you. Will I hope it goes all right for you. Okay Bye. I'd like to point out that the second after you wish the reds good luck the did happen okay. We need to have a debate here so we'll has called this. This show multiple times from yesterday. He called yesterday and his calls were completely normal yeah. That's why I believe this. I think I actually think he stopped his toe there. No come on listen I for ten years. Listen to people try to be. I honestly because here's the thing he is called so often. This is called the show so often when we've been on and he's never done that so unless he's running the elaborate elaborate long con two or three years. I genuinely think he stopped his toe. He was sound like I don't think that was him. That sounded like he was like about to cry. No heard pain now. I believe it now now. I have no doubt and I believe it. Let me everybody can go at Finebaum. was that real or not. I think it was real. Here's the thing he has been calling us swim. We'd been on for forever and he's never done that. What was he waiting and no man says alley well? That's very valid boy. I'm worried about him but I'm telling you if he just did a two two and a half year long con to do a stubbed toe Joe on the radio in July then. I don't think he deserves the credit anyway. We both lean towards calls being fake when we're not sure I say wilson pain. I assume every call fake. I honestly believe that call was real. Okay wait. Wait wait. Wait a minute. Everybody Dover played again played again. I can listen to that over and over. I think it was real. Oh I'm staying with it. We're GONNA have to take wait a minute. It's time for a break yet. It's not time for a break. No it's not are your home is important. That's why GEICO helps make it easy to save on Condo insurance because home is more than just a place home is where you took minimalism too far because there's only one chair in your entire Condo in your only entertainment is one card not even a deck of.

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Hour 4: 1/17/19

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Hour 4: 1/17/19

"The Paul finebaum show podcast is brought to you by the new Capital One saver card. Earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment two percent on grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. What's in your wallet? Cried, passion, and pageantry of college football leaves here. The the Paul finebaum show our four podcast. Welcome back hour has arrived. And we've had a busy show, but we're not done yet. You may have heard the news recently that Ben Hicks who has pretty much shattered. The records at SMU is now landed in Fayetteville to be reunited with his old SMU, coach Chad Morris. I mean, his resume is unbelievable. He ranks as the all time passing leader. In Dallas last two seasons. SMU he is just riddled the the record book. And now he's back at with coach Marsa, Ben first of all, congratulations. Thank you. Great to have you on the program and tell us what it's been like these last couple of days getting back together. Again, coach Morris, you know, all been crazy. I went on a visit Saturday flew back to Dallas on Sunday made the decision Monday, and you know, it was here Tuesday. So it's been a whirlwind. But it's great to be here song excited. I'm just guessing here. It wasn't easy. I mean, you had such a such a great time at SMU with with coach. And even last year take us through your process and making this decision to end up where you are right now in Fayetteville, you know, I had one more year. And you know, I just I just wanted to explore my options and see, you know, what would be the best option going forward. And you know, it's up on aim in the portal, and and you know, hurt some coaches out, and you know, I thought the opportunity to come back and play for coach Morrison and coach critic was was just something to special. So again, really excited to be here. We'll certainly they could use you how closely were you able to keep up with Arkansas last year while you were playing in in Dallas, you know, obviously, focus on the scene. Focus on what I needed to get done. But you know, I watched a few games. And you know, it seemed like they are in a lot of the games. And we're right there on the cusp of you know, being able to win a couple more. But you know, I think they got the pieces to win here. So looking forward to, you know, working with those guys so. Certainly you played in a competitive league. But I don't I don't need to tell you what you're about to get into the SEC. Well, I know that's what you want. That's the challenge of all young players. But your thoughts on now being part of the you know, it's got a dream. Come true. I've always dreamed about point in the SEC wasn't able to do that coming out of high school. But you know, the opportunity to play one year in this in this unbelievable league, obviously going to be great challenge. But it's one I'm looking forward to and excited excited to be part of it. You know, it's just a great great conference and some specialty apart of so now really look forward to. Then the next time you're on we're gonna make one of those ear things to fit your just perfectly. So you don't have to actually I understand. I I do it every day for four hours. And I'm I'm not far behind you in terms of making it work. But I do appreciate sympathize with what you're going through. Let me let me ask you about coach Mars because we all know what an offensive coachie is. And and you know, what it was like playing for him. Of course, it SMU and ensure some of those experiences with us. Yeah. Now, he's he's a great family man has a lot of energy. He's always juiced up ready to go. You know, obviously, great with this quarterbacks, you know, recruited to Sean Costa, Shawn Watson, you see what he's been able to do you've seen what Clinton's been able to do with their offenses. You know, he was kind of the starter of all that. So obviously, great offensive mind knows a lot about quarterbacks. But now, I think the main thing is he's always got energy, you know, he's bringing in energy into the building every single day. So. So I mean, I think that that makes guys wanna play for him. And you know at the end of the day. That's what it's all about. So, and you know, what's expected? I I guess that makes it a lot simpler. But as you look ahead to your final year what what are your expectations? You know? I I came in here into a situation where you know, I'm I'm here to do anything and everything to help, you know, team win. Obviously didn't have they didn't have the year. They wanted last year. So my goal is to be a a quality leader be positive leader for these guys, you know, help them with offense, you know, share knowledge or the offense with those guys and again, do anything and everything to help this team win games. And that's that's my that's my only goal only only focus right now. And I know you can't think much beyond the first game. But even though you probably won't do it. I've gone head and looked at the schedule. Your you got some some challenging games non-conference. You you're at ole miss. She have am, of course, in in Arlington, which you know, you're at Kentucky at Alabama at LSU. These are these are games that but the Portland stay games. I'm sure the one you're gonna tell me you're only you're thinking about right now, that'd be fair is obviously you you're you focus on winning the opener, and you know, obviously point in this league playing in this in this out of the league. You know, you're gonna play great teams. We can and week out. You know, that's something. I know, you know, never played in this conference. That's something. That's something. That's a part of the part of in this conference. But like you said Paul we're folk we're focused on on spring ball right now and getting ready for for Portland state. We've one so I would I would say this. I'm sure you've been there enough plenty of times, but playing am at Arlington will has to be pretty fun for young man to spend a lot of time in that area. Yeah. That'll be special obviously had a lot of a lot of family there, and a lot of friends there from you know, maybe SMU have the by week that week and. I have a lot of SMU support there. But obviously it be a special game to play in that great stadium and be back in Dallas and back in my home state of Texas. So that'll be one that the four two for. Sure. Well, if anyone needs tickets, you only get so many. But just just see if you can direct them toward Jerry Jones. He's a proud, Arkansas. I'm sure he can help everybody out. Exactly. I'll be I'll be sure to do that. Hey, listen band. Congratulations. So glad that you're able to come on. And we hope to see very soon. Thanks for having me, Paul Samuelson. Wow. What a great young man and wish him only the best. And you know, just look down at a at a story in. You know, we joke about urban Meyer all the time and the story has been rumored, but according to Michael McCarthy of the sporting news urban Meyer is closing in on a deal to work in television. Where have we seen this before I'm shocked? He is according to the sporting news. He is about to go to work for. Fox Sports, which has the big ten rights, and we'll certainly play a role in their coverage. This is just a another surprising story that urban Meyer is not going to be sitting at home getting to know, his family better. We will take a break. To come. He last time when he left Laura went to work for ESPN for year before he went back into coaching because you forgot that we're back with more eight five two four to seventy eight five your calls after this listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. And we're backing we're glad you are with us. So let's continue with more phone calls and certainly been a very interesting program. Steve is Louisiana Steve good afternoon. How are you? Eight ball. Thank you Moco. But have you on? I just wanna get a word in about LSU had a good season. And. Brow to male gablers got some LSU players in there. Looking really good. And go Joe finishing in the top ten and we got ten wins. Ten is a magic number. I agree with you on that. I thought that was a significant achievement for coach. Oh, and I he does not get enough credit for what he did this year. I thought it was a fabulous season. Yes, sir. We're looking forward to having. Joe burrow, back, you know, going to have a year experience on and what you think about next year for us. Let let man on. I feel pretty good about it. I need to I'm trying to remember who who LSU opens with in about. I think it's a manageable game. Or is it the second game. I can't remember. But I. I'm pretty high on the Tigers next year Burrows is certainly the, you know, you get an experienced quarterback. I mean, he wasn't perfect last year. But but he played well enough at times. And and, you know, losing some of those key defensive players is is as always unfortunate. But that's just a way of life at LSU. Thank you, very very much. Larry is up next. Hi, Paul, Larry. For me. I agree. My that's our wanna hear you. But I can't hear you. Yeah. Well, you grow this late 'til you hang up on. We I'm going to hang on your is hoping you make some sense. That's all well, I gave me a chance I might more season you, I find seconds. Check this out Jack. I now, you know like at night with so what that this? I mean, this guy that went to Miami. I'm gonna tell you something that is one sorry human that ain't got no Cahoon as the set and walkout on Seidman. During the middle of the night. What a bomb, and you ain't said a word. Larry, let me ask you a question. Nick sabre never walked out on a job. Now, apples and oranges. Man. You know, they say that. I don't know what it means. But it I is that. But I never understood album rewire, Miami was a different situation. Paul. This is a guy that he treated really nice, and what was gonna move him up and you come out with Warne criticism toward the Larry. You know, what you know, what I really don't give to rips one way or the other about Danino. He's coaching Miami right now, it doesn't interest me one bit which your point. Now. Nothing interest you that. That's funny. Plenty of things by paying you. All. Yeah. Llamas in your will you lock in. I'll let well they will have to send mind. It's my dime. Mcgahn? Can you hang up on me? I could hang up on you. But I don't want to give the audience that much pleasure. And not having to hear you. Oh, yeah. That's right. Well, I say this Jack everywhere gentlemen worst, Jim when we need them to to get a same. Don't bowl scared to know. Jill I Don dry out of your song Gomez, or you don't mess around with Jim on good. God almighty, yell mess round. Don't tug on Superman's. Cape mask with Jack. That's what you need to say. Yeah. Well, I'm going to Bill is up next in the starkville. Hey, bill. Hey, how are you happen new? You have a new Bill great to hear from you. You know, you as well. I I I'm calling I on on behalf. I want sports. We really kick. It kick in. Where is the girl? I have sat Carolina tonight six. Oh, yeah. That's a huge game. Yeah. At you know, it's the big time big went on that side. And I just sit by getting there. I wanted to call from the ROY. Just. I know that Moorhead than win. But a and it was disappointing to a certain extent. But he's done a good job. And I think you know, he's will be better as we get along. I think he's gonna have a quarterback it then passed by the time we get around to play next. But but other than that everything else is good and one last thing Lord of jer John Dan, do the staff thing many times in the last fifty years as Mississippi State one eight medicine football game. I do not know, but probably not that many. If that's how long I've been following them. So if we want an Avon gangs that didn't play as good as with life. I'm okay. It's been fun. Listen to all the other side. And we don't have coaches leaving. Like if I is this nice to be out of the the power in line with that for a season, though. Just my little round to hear from you be careful in that ROY bus. I'm not crazy about the driver. Catfish is up next in Texas. Hello catfish. Hey, Paul, thanks for taking the call. I always enjoy listening to your show. Thank you to comment. So once kinda tongue-in-cheek the other when the did serious number one next time, you talked to Nick tell him if he wants to develop a little family with his crew to bring him to Fredericksburg, Texas, and I'll treat everybody to the best hamburger in Texas. And of course, there by the world say what if you get the best hamburger in Texas. You've gotten yourself a pretty good hamburger. It is a good hamburger as K better sometime. But my my serious comment is, you know, I have a lot of respect for your. Or knowledge about the game in general and SEC in particular, and saving were to argue that consultant oil, but you recommend to him to improve the situation at coaching Alabama. Really tough. Yeah. Well, first of all, I mean, just the the the hilarity of Nick Saban needing help to improve his situation is pretty funny. You know? I don't think I mean, I don't think you can really improve what he's done. Now. There may there's always little I mean, I we say Nick abor for about a year or two had this had a dialogue. When he first got there. He he would call. Two people and maybe expanded that list, but he would call hurt and myself for advice on things. And before anybody gets to upset or starts laughing. He never took the advice for me. I can assure you he may have taken some things that Caesar and we're talking about dealing with the media. We're not talking about coaching. I would never ever try to tell Nick Sabin who's the greatest coach of all time. One thing about what happens. Either off the field was his staff or on the field because I don't know. But, but it was always entertaining to listen to him ask questions he was very inquisitive and one thing about Nick Sabin catfish. And this may surprise some people. He will listen he may not always take the advice. But, but he is he is a great listener of what people have to say when he seeks their advice out, especially coaches, not not sportscasters. Well, I know he is the greatest of all time and look forward to what are you gonna do in the next couple of three years? So thanks for taking the call and good luck with your program. I always enjoy thank Washington this until you. Thank you, very very much. Great to hear from you marry is in Birmingham. Hello mary. Hi, tom. I was just wondering if you had heard the Jalen hurts the players tribe's that he did that on the you have down have that one to join her. Yeah. Oh, it was it was awesome Alabama fan. And I just wish Jalen the best. But he really set a lot in that. And if thankful or or pray are, you know, I don't know if you can depart you Jackson does that with all the criticism of Danino, which doesn't matter but still. Yeah. I mean, Jalen hurts says has been exemplary and. Yeah. I mean, I may may or may not happen could happen. But I mean, the I mean the idea of maybe facing Alabama next year would be interesting. But but I really do think he has a legitimate shot at getting in the Heisman Trophy race. I think he's at the perfect school for that. Well, it would be very interesting to see Jalen KUA facing off. It would be very hard as it would in the end. I mean, I mean, it would be fun on one level. But it would also be very painful on the other for a lot of people because you know, again, one thing about that you can't control that. But, but I I hope and I know you do I know everyone does hope he has a phenomenal year. He went, and I know that, you know, he's cloudy young, man. Just had I guess a role model for young people. Well, we have I'm, but Jalen just really showed the character, you know, having to sit on the bench. And and I just know I don't really. I don't really listen Mary. I mean, it takes a great k takes great discipline to do that. And and and also to keep his mouth the clothes where he could have said things he never did. And and I thought that was the most extraordinary part especially in today's world where young people are communicating and rightly so pretty regularly. He he really stands. So so tall Milly is up next. Hi, Paul Long time. No talk with you. Nice to hear your voice. Thank you Millie. How is everybody? We're doing great. Oh, great. Anyway, I just wanted to comment on that game that between Clemson and Alabama. It was really kind of a sad thing that happened that you know, I think if if things would have worked better everybody would have been have lost by twenty eight points. I don't think of really very close to working. Well, no it was. Isn't and but he no Nick Sabin wanted it so badly, you know, he wanted to break Paul Bryant's record and careers over. I mean, he's still got I don't know how many more shots, but he will definitely get another shot at it. He will. And what about kill clips? And do you think that they will get a shot at them too? I I would think Milly if you if you look ahead the to number one and two team in the country next year when the police come out, we'll be Clemson and Alabama. Well, and plus I wanted to congratulate Mark on. Yeah. Mark will be back next week. And for those who missed it during the holidays, Mark on December twenty ninth at a he and Karen had a young child. The Jack Huby AC and he'll be with us Monday. Not not Jack. But Mark, well, maybe Jag maybe be here too. I don't know three weeks old. I'm sure he can host the show as well. As I can. That's it for the show today. We are. Back live tomorrow as always taking your phone calls. Hope you have a great night. Thank you. For listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. The Paul finebaum show airs weekdays on the SEC network beginning at three eastern.

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Hour 4: 4/2/19

"The Paul finebaum show podcast is brought to you by the new Capital One saver card. Earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment two percent on grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. What's in your wallet? Cried passion and Patrie of college football leaves here. The the Paul finebaum show our four podcast. Welcome back. Wow. What a what a program has been Bruce Pearl, and so many others, by the way, we were talking about Tony Bennett indicative, both going to the final four, and I couldn't I was searching trying to come up with another name or names of two other father and son duos that have made it, and we had a caller that told us that John Thompson, the second and his son John the third who was let go from Georgetown, a couple years ago both made it, of course, Jon Thompson, and Patrick Ewing made it a number of times his son made it about thirteen years ago while he was the coach at Georgetown. If you want to get back on board. We're going to reopen the phone lines now after a bit of respect and the phone number's eight five five to four to seven to eight five five to four to seven to eight five. We'll take phone calls. The rest of the way and Jacob is up next Hilla? Jacob. Hey, Paul love the show, man. And you're down there perspective. You have. Thank you very much. Yes, there I was down in Auburn Sunday. And let me tell you it was to see at Zimmer's. And and I don't know if I've ever seen it like that. I wasn't down there for the national championship, boys. Sure was crazy. I'm just so excited about the over. Tigers man, Bruce pro what he's done for the for the program just a super about that looking for this weekend. I had a question for you called you last year before the season started, and it's hard to even talk about this this weekend coming up, but I just wanted to get your prediction for upcoming football season. And I'll hang up and listen appreciation. Thank you. Yeah. Good question. I talked to a number of people about Auburn nurture. And there is a wide variety of opinion. I I know what it means to have Georgia in Alabama at home. Yeah. I've I've seen that movie. A couple of times last year, and certainly. 2013? I also I'm concerned about the the road schedule. And I can't remember when I've seen one more difficult for Auburn when you when you think about Florida in LSU AM and playing Oregon and a neutral site game. I'm mildly optimistic but I'm not overly optimistic. I think the quarterback play is critical. I think the offensive line essential defense on not concerned about I know, Kevin steal. It will have an outstanding unit. And they're they'll couple of key skill positions. Even on the offensive side of the ball. But I may I just don't know about navigating that schedule that that is a brutal schedule in day. We'll talk more about that in the coming days, which get back to the calls and Terry is up next. Hey, Terry in Tennessee. You're you are on the air. Hey, Paul projects tag McCall jer first time caller, really enjoy your show big Tennessee fan enjoyed the basketball season this year. Swish could've went a little fuller. But ama- Bruce Pearl fan really enjoyed him when he was coaching for us. And I noticed in your interview you said people were taking shots. I ask my question. I noticed yesterday some your peers on your network, especially in the morning, and in the dinnertime might comment. I wanna know your thoughts on it about that. If I was to win the championship within six months be tainted calls and say AA has made it down here thought, you know, the the article that we were talking about in that interview was by Nancy armor of USA today. Listen, I don't know who made that statement. Because I I have I have sworn off all sports talk shows for lent. And so I I missed whatever. Whatever happened, Terry. But. I feel pretty confident that Auburn has investigated this situation as much as they can. And and remember you had several players who missed a year. So that's not going to be the issue. And unless something comes out that contaminates the work that BRUCE'S done there. I don't see that being an issue. I think it's an easy. I think it's an easy shot. I think it's a cheap shot, and I don't I don't believe Auburn would allow Bruce Pearl to have remained there if they thought there was any chance of bringing bringing in any any more negatively and danger to the university. I really don't. Okay. That's the one. I really appreciate it. Paul and go issue soon. Go thank you very much, by the way, I'm not being Polly being either either. But the university. And our conversation with Alan green was in a real conundrum. In the months after. The Chuck Person arrest and they stood by Bruce. And they had consultation with the NC double A and the SEC, and I just don't believe they would have stood by him. If they thought something else was going to fall out of a tree. Thank you very much for the call case is next up case, you're on the air. Hi, paul. How are you? We're great. Thank you back. You're talking more. Call just wanna get your thoughts on the phone force a weekend. And how do you think it is different from different years? No, all fourteen or completely different. And how they play the game. Yeah. I think this is one of the most unique final fours. Now. I I do remember last year we had loyal in there. But. I mean, I mean, nobody got in this this this final four with on a fluke. I mean, Texas Tech is just destroyed teams. Auburn has to Virginia probably has has had one of the more difficult roads. Even as a as a one-seat and Michigan state had do overwhelm and overcome a couple of really good teams, namely do who's who's the one team. Nobody in the in the in the tournament wanted to see. So I think it's favors Virginia a little bit. And I I know that's exactly what the news media. The the the Vegas experts are saying as well. And I I know that you you go against Auburn at your own peril. But, but but I do think the tea leaf seem to be pointing toward Virginia. Are Paul thanks for taking my call. You have a great great to hear from. You bet. Darren is up next in Ohio daring, go right ahead. Good afternoon. Call. To get your thoughts on the new Alabama coach that I got sucked from buffalo NATO. Yeah. We met him the other day he came on the program. I talked to him about three weeks ago on another show on the night of selection Sunday, and he's very personable. I think he's. Doing a good job and in recruiting and what I mean by that is mainly trying to to hold onto some of the players the already had which was essential. I think he'll bring some stability back to the program. But the question whether or not he can get Alabama on to the NCAA tournament on a consistent basis is is impossible to answer right now. Is that the across the mid majors bear start something. Good. And then he gets plugged for big school for twice a sailor. Yeah. I mean, it's listen. I don't know. I don't blame him Darren. I mean, he had an opportunity to come to a. Primary school in the SEC, and he'd probably take an. Breath low today about as far as you could take them. But but he did a good job there. You know, he he took over for Bobby Hurley, and and he continued that trend, but and any improve the product thank you very much for the call. Appreciate appreciate that. We'll continue to talk to coach oats as we get deeper into the spring. Mike is up next. Hey, Paul first time caller longtime listener, oh, great. Thank you pay. Just wanted to ask as far as I'm big George fan and hurt out today that had two linebackers arrested wanted to see if that's going to be impactful for us going into next year and just wanted to kind of get your outtakes as far as how SEC is going to go as a whole next year. Yeah. My I mean, a little bit of an unusual situation with the arrests in Georgia. I know. Kirby is addressed it. And there's not much you can do it went down time of the year. These things happen you see that now. And you often y'all you always see it when players go home for the summer. That's usually the most vulnerable time. I I like Georgia to win the east. I know that's not really very creative prediction. But if you're if you're pragmatic in your assessment, I don't know how you can pick anyone else. I know Florida fans are going. Well, what about us well in until you beat Georgia? It's going to be difficult to go with you. I think you're pretty close. And I think it's I think you're you're very close. And I think you're right at right around the top ten, but I think Georgia's top four or five team, and I I think they'll get past Notre Dame second week of the year. They have to go to Auburn they have to go they have to they don't, but they don't they don't have LSU this year. So that's a that's an advantage. And and I think it's just a matter of. Of dealing with Florida, and Tennessee and and Kentucky and a couple of other other key SEC game. Thank you for the call. We are up against a break. We still have thirty minutes ago, and you can get in if you would like, and we'll we'll we'll give it. We'll give you a phone. Call for free at eight five five two four two seven two eight five to listening to Paul finebaum show podcast. Let's get right back to the calls at eight five five two four to seven to eight five Georgia joins us from Los Angeles. Hey, George nice to meet a call. Thank you for being here. Apl thinks that they taking my call. You bet I just have to questions for you just wanted to ask a view her. The come is that Nick Sabin may about having again this year. She was on the inside inside linebacker position. I must confess I have not paid a lick of attention to spring football. What did he say? Oh, you said he was issues and that you know, the the whole inside linebacker position. It's help they need, you know, they need every training. They need to do this. And they need to do that. And he he said that he doesn't have enough players that Kasese again, she. She. I was at an April Fools joke. Or was that saving being serious? A couple of days ago. So I certainly would not a. Yeah. Neighbor fool, but it was it was just a something. I was like do you have a couple of five star players coming in summer. Yeah. No, listen. I I understand the Nick Sabin is a perfectionist and. He has much immediate puppies out there that are going to take anything that he he gives them. But yeah. But count me out in terms of buying saban's concern there. Okay. I mean, Nick Sabin is not the coach of the New England Patriots. He's the coach of the Alabama crimson tide where you get new players every year, and you can't put them on waivers. And you can't buy new ones. I think he's doing. Okay. And Betty figures out a way to get Alabama back to the playoffs. Don't you? Oh, yeah. For sure he he can he can always move players to you know. Yeah. Yeah. I think what you hear. There is a is a coach who who goes out the practice and doesn't see what he wants to see and he blows off a little bit of steam with the media. Got it. And they know my last question is about the year your role now after your contract with ESPN you had like an extra hour before. But it looks like the is is the extra hour coming back. Also, the no, no let me explain. That was just a that was two years ago when we did that extra hour, and that was a fill in a a gap on on on on ESPN two. Oh, it was never. It was never intended to go beyond that. And quite frankly, there aren't too many people here that wanted it to go beyond. It was it was a bit of a challenge on everyone to four hours is is reasonably long show and five. Julia very much. Well, no, I appreciate that. And but but it would it ended up doing it really distracted from what we were trying to do here every day. But the and the reason we did it was we we knew it was a it was a it was only a four month or five months situation ended up going about six months, but. It is not part of the new deal. I guess that was the original question. What are you supposed to do like national coverage for college football is that what or happening anymore? No that that did happen. What what I did? Last fall was was was this. I I did where every Wednesday in New York doing the the Greenberg show get up and then doing Stephen as Smith's television show than I did Stephen as radio show and then on Sunday, I would go to Saturday night. I should say I would go to Connecticut to do sports center on Sunday morning. So that was new and certainly maybe you missed it because you live on the west coast. But that that's one thing that I that was added to what I normally do on a regular basis and film room. Is that something we will get you know, I don't know we didn't do it this year for the first time. Time for a couple of reasons. But I I'm not I don't think that's coming back either. I know that we did a lot of things that fans really enjoyed. But was a new deal you move on. And you do different things. And that's what I was trying to accomplish in in that arrangement. This was really good. Just so you know, it was it was five in saying. When you when you Hugh freeze area was very fantastic. I would I would agree with you on that. I really I thought he freeze as as a football analyst was a sharp as anyone I've ever dealt with. We did a I think the Alabama Washington game with coach freeze, and I know Tony Romo got a lot of credit for his precedents. But I've never seen a football analysts. Call call the play beforehand better than you freeze. Yeah. It was great. It was I just wanted to take you for everything that you do and I'll call sometime later. Thank you. Well, thank you, George. Appreciate the kind words and the questions that were very interesting. Let's move along. And check in with Noah who is up next. Hey, Noah, go, right ahead. Hey, what's up about? I'm a first time caller, and I love your show. We'll thank you. How old are you know, twelve? Well, you're you're getting up there in years ES, sir. What what so question jer? So with auburn's ability to shoot threes in Virginia's struggles against Purdue. Do you think Auburn we'll have a chance against I do? And you know, listen at this point. I mean, the experts are picking Virginia. But I I have to say that that Auburn has come up with a number of game plans. I don't know if you heard Seth Greenberg earlier, but he said the one thing that Bruce Pearl does better than anyone is find find an edge, find a motivational purpose. And I asked him because I wasn't really sure what does that mean? Once a game started. He said it doesn't mean anything when the game starts. It means everything in getting your players to buy into the game plan. So I think it really comes down to this. Noah forget all the stats and forget everything that the experts will be saying between now and and five o'clock on on Saturday night. It's can Bruce Pearl figure out a way to take advantage of Virginia. And can he affectively put his players in the right position, especially with Chuma being out? And that's a big dig loss. Yeah. I think without Touma on think they're gonna oh do very well. But they might stay. I think that I thought it would be a factor against Kentucky. But it didn't play in as much even though it should have. I think it's it's going to be a bigger factor against Virginia. Virginia is more of a complete team Kentucky. I was surprised how. With their lack of energy down. The stretch turnovers were really. Not easily explained. I mean, there was a lack of something going on in that game. I tell you what Noah thank you very much for calling. I hope you'll call again sometime. Okay. Thank you. Okay. Well, we are gonna head to the break in say that the last couple of minutes anything you'd like to talk about we can do. So Auburn has been the biggest topic. We have let's see four spring football games this weekend and the SEC with Arkansas ole miss LSU and South Carolina. What are you looking for there? So a potpourri the final couple of minutes, and you can get in right now at eight five five two four to seven to eight five. You're listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. We welcome you back. And I was thinking about what if Auburn wins the national championship? And you think about SEC teams that have gone to the final four, and certainly we saw South Carolina. A couple years ago LSU has been. There about thirteen years ago other schools have made it, but in in my mem-, unless I that's my memory is wrong. You know, yet Arkansas winning under Nolan Richardson, certainly Kentucky has one under several coaches Patino tubby Smith, and and and of course, John Calipari Florida won twice. But usually the outliers have not one they have not really even gotten to the championship game. Let's move along and talk to. Payton who is in Chattanooga. Hey Payton, you're on the air. Go right ahead. What's up Mr. five on how you doing? So we're doing great Payton. Awesome. Awesome. I was going to know your what you think offers chances are actually coming out of this thing on top. I would say realistically pretty slim. Can can you? Explain that further. No. Yeah. The odds the odds favor Virginia. Well, I mean, so you're saying that you know, that painting. You ask me a question, and I'm giving you the the lay of the land in Vegas and right now Virginia is about four about a five and a half point favorite. And according to the BPI, which is the power index there about an eighty percent chance. I'm just simply. I just simply giving you the odds on I'm not arguing about which team. I want to win. I'm not even sure which seem I think is going to win. I'm just telling you. That's the way it rolls in Vegas right now. Okay. I don't know. I I just disagree. Always simply because this has had Auburn as underdog and all that. Well, that's a fact they have the they have been a great underdog. And you know, if they can do it another two games and there'll be the national champ. Thanks for the call. Mike is up next and Mississippi might go right ahead. Hello must Pham bomb. Hi there. How are you? I'm good. I'm good. I'm a first time caller, but I have been listening to you for years. I started listening to you when you were on AM station in Birmingham. That's a long time ago. And actually did not turn the station on to listen to you. I listen to the two basketball coaches that had to show in the morning, and sometime I would be overnight air can still pick you up and you'd come on listen to you. But you were talking about something many years ago that a lot of people don't know about it. And I really find interesting, and it's it's historical. It's once the old journalistic covered these SEC teams what how they had to follow the rules of the coach and things like that to get their stories, and you had a guy on the air from either mobile or Montgomery one that was that was telling about tiles, they got their stories and and got approval from the coaches sometimes to print them. Are are those will there be any more shows like that? So in the talking with the older guys before they die. Yeah. Absolutely. And that's something that because I'm kind of cross generational. I started at a very early age with a lot of those older guys. So I know them and now that I've moved on and been in been in the business very long time. I I appreciate them more than I did when I was twenty three years old and thought I was going to change the world. But that is a great suggestion, Mike, and it's something that we will continue to try to do a trae his up next in mobile, Alabama. Hello trae. Paul first time caller, thanks for taking my call. We'll get your opinion on the af financial situations. And do you think the XFL will feed when it comes into play? Or do you think those kind of secondary lead the best at all kind of what I want? Yeah. For those who don't know the af which is the alliance of American football. And I'm sure it it it folded today, and I'm not surprised by because I I I have covered callously in the springtime going back to the early eighties and not one of them have has been successful most lasted longer than a season. I don't think the the XFL will last very long either. I covered the original XFL and like all leagues about four or five weeks into people realize they really got better things to do in the spring than watch second right football. And and let's be honest. It is second right football. It's better than than a lot of things. But it's still. A bunch of guys who for whatever reason did not make or have or were in the NFL or no longer in the NFL. Now, I'm not I'm not being disrespectful to Steve Spurrier. He's an iconic coach Bob stoops his two he'll be in the league next year. But I think it's the time of the year my phone and my first beats as a as a journalist was covering the USFL and the warmer. The weather got the the fewer people showed up because they had other things to do. They they went fishing and play tennis jog as opposed to sitting inside their house and watched check and sometimes third-rate football. We are at a time. Great show, Bruce Pearl joins us earlier, the Commissioner of the SEC. Greg Sankey also joined us Allan green will do it. Again. Tomorrow. Have a great night. Thank you. For listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. The Paul finebaum show airs weekdays on the SEC network beginning at three eastern.

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"The Paul finebaum show podcast is brought to you by capital. One capital. One is reimagining banking offering account with no fees or minimums that can be opened in only five minutes Capital One. What's in your wallet, Capital One and a? Cried passion and patron tree of college football lives here. The Paul finebaum show. Our four podcast. We welcome. You back. Glad you're here. It's been a busy show. A lot of conversation about the past the present in the future. And if you're Johnny Manziel fan, you won't be able to watch him play Canadian Football League any longer. He was dropped today by the L wits. We talked to Steve Spurrier earlier about possibly him entering the af the alliance he belied his rights belong to San Antonio. But Spurrier did say that there is a stain on his reputation that would be the understatement of the year. More of your phone calls at eight five five to four to seven to eight five great conversation with the head ball coach. Now, let's get back to the calls and hardy is in Louisville. Go right ahead. And how you doing palm? We are doing great. Thank you. I have two questions for you. The first question is why isn't John Kelly Perry on the top ten list for coach of the year? And. How do you think Kentucky team, but this year and can you put up their football schedule for me? I haven't seen it yet. Let me ask you let me let me answer Calipari. I I mean Kentucky I believe was ranked number one in the country this year. So they tend to always go with the the the teams that overperform Kentucky football schedule for those. Who are watching right now. Read it to you. Toledo eastern Michigan Florida at home at Mississippi State at South Carolina, Arkansas, Ed, Georgia, Missouri. Tennessee at dandy UT Martin Louisville very manageable schedule, by the way, I think Kentucky has a chance to at least make a run at a nother big season. Thank you for the call. Dwight is in South Carolina on this Wednesday age white. Hey, all how you doing? We're doing great. Thank you for calling. Thank you for my call your show about every day. Just two quick questions for you. Call order state fan of of. Been pulling the Knowles for about fifteen years or so and. I know the Fisher call strong and won the national title pretty quick they're about about three years, and you know, also, Pearl it. So usually a and just what what do you think happened there in that Tom's fan to where they started losing some games and just started going downhill. Well, I think you make good point. Do I it seems like it did have it did start? When when JIMBO was there. I think sometimes. An amalgamation of events can occur. And I think in this case, I just think the program got stale. I think after the those incredible runs the two years was when they won the title. And then they got back to the semi's under James. I also believe that Alabama loss and losing France wok cut a hole in that program that shattered their confidence. And I think another thing that happened that you have to factor in Clemson started out, recruit them and beat them. And so I think you saw paradigm shift in that conference. And also a culture thing there with you know, the the whole Winston. Yeah. Deal that, you know, the nation knows about he was their culture change or just stuff going on there that you may think that could have done it too. Well, I I've always felt that JIMBO allowed way too much there in terms of James Winston, I think he looked the other way certainly have a record of having stated that repeatedly. And whether that trickles down or not, I'm not sure what what's so interesting is it by leaving their JIMBO made that program considerably worse and AM considerably better. I think he needed. I think he needed a fresh start. He he just looked burned out there. And I think maybe there was a trickle down. And I think a lot of people don't have serious doubts whether Willie Taggart as the right choice. I thought he was a pretty good higher. When when he was he was brought in from a recruiting standpoint. But he just looks. He looks absolutely clueless as the head coach. Yes, sir. That was my my last question to it is decent tagger can build something there. The new hire brawls coming in to be all. Coordinator. And he's brought in some other coaches with him from Houston. Do you think that bringing in that west coast offense to Tallahassee girl from pro-style west coast? You think, you know, for the state's going to give that time period in time to allow I think I think I think it's going to be very difficult for Willie Taggart to succeed there. I think the patience is thin. And I think if this season replicates last you could see a pretty quick hook. Hey, thank you for the call. And by the way, I we got calling a minute ago. They asked about Spurrier, and I did not realize there wasn't. There is a there wasn't is a reason he was limping he had back surgery in November. He repaired they repaired a disc and it caused was causing nerve damage, so he quit playing golf in in the off season. And so that's why he was still having some trouble. So I did not realize that. So, but I do, but I I know that now let's continue with more phone calls. And how about Joe Joe's up next in Alabama. Hey, Joe, hey, how you doing Bill? We are doing great. Thank you. Oh, you sound my book down here in dothan, Alabama its tail I remember I remember coming down there. The mayor had an event about six or seven years ago that I that I came down for had a I had a fantastic time. And it was one of the most enjoyable nights that I that I've spent out there on the hustings, and it was a fantastic city. It is what I want to ask you about it. We're talking about the SEC out of conference schedule come Alabama, nor allburn every ever place. Troy now realize Troy beat LSU, and they should be glimpse in about two or three years ago or they scared him or what's going on there. Why don't we keep the money in St.? That's a really good question. I've never understood that it just makes it makes too much sense. But you don't see that very often Joe on. Oh, well, I'm into all the game has an Auburn. I think auburn's played Troy in the past. It must have been a long time. Man. Listen, I I've been around a while. Just want one. They keep the money in state. I mean, ROY is a nice college. I I'm an Auburn fan, by the way, you know, with Troy offers that the citadel and Mercer. Don't was that connotation. Yeah. Threat. Troy Troy beat LSU choice. Beaten, a lot of good teams. And and I mean, by the way, I don't think Alabama Auburn or are necessarily concerned about that. Although Auburn nearly lost to Jacksonville state a couple years ago. That's great and Jacksonville did beat ole miss about I know number years ago as well. So been awhile. Well, he's thinking about the financial gains for the state. You know, what a million dollars a game for these games? Isn't that about average? Would you wanna here's what we all? Do. Let's go to the Alabama state legislature. That's that's a body that that follows orders. Really? Well. No, they don't maybe mean, they did get the I mean in the forties. Fifties. Whenever it was. They did get Alabama Auburn Estar playing again. Yeah. All right, sir. That was my question. It's really a good question and that should happen. More often. Thanks for the call. Do appreciate it. Let's continue with more Raymond is up. Next. I'm paul. Thank you for taking my call. You're you're you're my hero. But it well. Thank you for saying that a couple of things. Sweeney. You think are ever be a chance to him to come coaching Alabama when Dave retires or the as successor Clinton spent too too much, and he's I thought I told the story. So I'll tell it quickly. I I was with taboo at the Alabama sports hall of fame. Banquet back in April. I was sitting next to him. I was hosting it. And it was it overwhelmed him to be inducted into that body. And that night I walked out of there thinking, maybe maybe he would consider coming back. And you know, what he did to screw it up. He won again. And I and I just don't know now with two national championships. I if he can walk away from where he is, and he loves his alma mater as as most people do, but but I mean to say he is set for life at Clemson would be the understatement. Yeah. I agree agree lake. But the by the way, Raymond would you want to replace or succeed the greatest coach of all time. Probably not. Oh, one more thing worse later that I had heard legend had a while. He. Call it about a week ago. He did. So he had. I mean, you you we'll tell you talk about this maybe one time, but you know, think about the the responsibility and the challenge of of replacing Nick Sabin I covered bear Bryant successor. And even though he came in with credentials, and even though he was a good football coach he could not deal with the external and internal pressures of replacing at the time the greatest coach of all time. And you look at any any field when you replace someone who has been so dominant it it's hard and for Daboh there's virtually nothing to prove unless he decided he wanted to live in Alabama, which I just don't think he does. I mean, considering as a genuine hero in Clemson, South Carolina. We're up against a break. We'll head to Oxford a little bit later in this hour right now, we are heading to the break, and we'll continue. Taking your phone call. You were listening to Paul finebaum show podcast. But pride passion and pageantry of college football leaves here. The the Paul finebaum show our four podcast. Back and we are having a good time tonight. Hope you are with us, and let's continue to get more phone calls. And what about Scott in Charleston on the air neck? He's got Dave. How you doing? We're doing great. Thank you. Greg. Great show. Great show. I just wanted to bring some I can't remember exactly how it was worded about. Johnny Manziel Spurrier said that. He had left us. Stay something. Like he had left a stain, and I it was in response to a question about Manziel joining the alliance league for your pointed out that his rights belong to San Antonio. But he didn't sound overly excited by the prospect of Johnny football coming into that league. Well, I'm just trying to clear up in my mind. And that's the problem was calling your mouth because while I was a coach Luis team in the middle of the season. Well, let's not forgivable to me really really is not fan. They pre coaches streets from age of six years old on up, whatever you're playing, you know, give it your all. I say we want you to quit Scott. I remember covering that event. And it it seems strange that they did it. And I've talked to Steve Spurrier countless times he came up to our studio. A couple of months afterwards and spent the entire afternoon, then, but but the more around South Carolina people, and I've been there. They cannot get over it. You're you're absolutely right. It's yeah. It's just it's just it's against the rules in my book. But I didn't really call the talk about spray. I wanted to talk about some I thought been kind of cool on your show. And I've always wanted to know nobody far as I know. Is there a mention it? I'm sure y'all have like in the past. I've been listening now probably three years. But you know, I love your your your theme song. And I think it's by Taylor Hicks Taylor wrote the song. Yes. Okay. And when I was just wanna know was was there a contest or Armenian straight Taylor? Not been friends a long time. He won American idol believe is two thousand nine. Oh, I followed him all the way. It was amazing. And we we we've been back and forth. I was with him. I think we were doing a show in Alabama. And he song he did a song or two. And then somehow I don't remember. So I'll defer maybe John remembers, I know Mark Cuban somehow there was conversation back and forth about about writing a song for this show. And there was a lot of John. Remember how how that happened? Yeah. Pump Taylor was in town because of his TV show state play. Okay that the inspiration network. And so he was in town, which is close by here. Dos came into the studio and to talk in and Mark mentioned. Hey, our theme song the rights are up at dinner this year. Would you be interested in recording a song? And Taylor was like, absolutely. Let's do it. So it just happened out of a conversation. I remember being on call with all of us were on a call with Taylor. And we we were throwing ideas back and forth. And you know, obviously, the the key to that song was including a number of SEC schools. And so that was suggested to him. And then he he went, and he went to work and the rest, you you you hear every day. Yeah. I mean. He did he have for savvy list. I mean, everything goes together. Good all the senior and everything on it. But the other thing I wanted to say the thing he did with Hootie and the other night was awesome. Thank you. I know what you are. You just I know what you are. You're a hippie. Just to cut just starting to come out of the woodwork now. But when really man you mixed goo musicians, and maybe not a bad idea to do one on Taylor later on down or well. Thank you very much got. Yeah. I I do appreciate that. We hope you've seen it. If you haven't it will probably be on again, but we have a series here at the SEC network entitled homecoming where we feature someone usually a little nontraditional we have steered away primarily from former athletes because they get featured a lot. But now, we did Tim cook from Auburn the CEO and chairman of apple we did Billy Payne. Former chairman of Augusta National we brought the Olympics to Atlanta we John Grisham. And then we did our most recent was was Darius Rucker from South Carolina. We we met up with him a couple of months ago and Columbia. It was it was during the football season. So we unfortunately didn't have as much time as I would have. Liked. I would prefer to spend a couple of days doing it. But so we got the Hootie in the boat. So we got the both us together where we hung out. And it was really fun. I thought it turned out. Great. And we still have a number of see I was in fact, I was working on one of them today. Believe it or not. We were communicating with subject seeing if he was going to be available. We will continue in more of your calls right now. And David is also in South Carolina, David go, right ahead. Yes. Balls won't tell you. I called yesterday about Clemson name. Yes. And dabble Sweeney. Dave is a presentation state house and had a standing ovation. And hopefully, all of I represent is will do the team concept. But one thing I wanted to say was I wanna see your guys with RN's part hats on. And my main question is we have a high school, you know, five store four stars. What do you think about the form games? Reds. Are what's Grimsson has about four or five five SARS that red-shirted after the four games? And that to what we got coming in. And how that fakes the overall high school reports it in my last thing, I'm gonna tell you. I've been married for thirty two years. I marry. She's a beautiful is the first I see her as she is the day. Well, David that is a great story and a great tribute to your your wife. She she a Clemson fan to. Absolutely. Yeah. I figured. Thank you very much. I know check religious to say I like Clemson. But I've been to campus a number of times, I find their fans to be really a great group of people every time I say that South Carolina fans get mad, but. Such as life. Let's check out Scott in Arkansas. Hey, Scott, go right ahead. That I've oh it is going great. What about you? I love listening to the coach fire. There are a few people that I can listen to talk all day long. And he's one of them. He's greg. He would if you think he would let him know he he can talk. I think it helped me understand of the tall the players kneeling will miss helped me understand how they think that helps them regardless of what those idiots doing outside. How does doing something that so many people help them? Yeah. Listen, I I'm I'm just giving you what would I I have deducted from talking to a number of people. This is not my opinion. This is a compilation of what I think they were thinking in. And we've also heard from one of the players. I think they felt like they needed to make a statement. And. They chose that means to make a statement. Fortunately, the university decided to back them to the hill, which I think you expect administrators and coaches toback players, even even though it's contradictory to what Kerma Davis said months ago. But I think I would I would I would say this. I think tonight is going to be the defining moment. I think I know it's going to happen. But if they if they stand for the anthem, then I think you can look at it and go these young people who understand found a way to express themselves. Even though it's not what you would have done or a lot of a lot of people watching. So i'm. I I think that's the only way I can explain it because it really. Capper Nak would I wish we chose another way. Yeah. I'm on one hundred percent with those players and protest in the garbage outside. Right. But gosh, man, why send the other a bunch of people that would just jump on your side. But Scott, let me ask you this map. Let me ask you this. I if you're young person today, and you watch other people do this. And when when when Colin Kaepernick did it, you know, why why did he do it? He said it was to protest police brutality. So young into a lot of issues on that. But we don't know. I I I've already been down that road. I made I swore I would never discussed the subject again. But here I am under simply trying to explain what young people see in here. And I don't know if they maybe have the appreciation that you do or or many of the callers do but in about twenty five minutes, we're going to find out whether this story has reached a dead end or not. Thank you. And the speculation is it has now that's what people are saying an Oxford, and we're going there in a minute to to get a preview of tonight and the basketball game. There's a basketball game tonight. That is going to be very significant ROY Philpott Mark is joining us to listening to call finebaum show podcast. Book fried packing. Then pageantry of college football leaves here. The the Paul finebaum show our four podcast. We ought to be back. We are thirty minutes away from the start of Tennessee and ole miss and less time than that though. All eyes will be on the national anthem, and we had there right now, ROY Philpott and Mark wise, joining us guys, this is when we usually breakdown college basketball, and you guys do that as well as anyone, but that's not what a lot of people are talking about ROY set the scene for in Oxford. Well, we go back four nights ago Paul, and I could be whip you once again, we had eight ole miss players kneel during the national anthem it created headlines. It was in response to a pro confederate rally to several hundred yards from the pavilion here the basketball arena itself. The big question today is are we going to see those players Neil again before this game against number seven, Tennessee, we spoke with Kermit Davis head coach at ole miss about those prospects indicated to us that in his best estimates that was a one time event. He offered his whole support to his players and to his. Basketball program. So of course, we'll have to wait and see how it all unfolds. But that's the latest here at the pavilion as pertains to the anthem coming up here as you said that about twenty minutes from now and more not to make light of very serious story. But they also have Tennessee coming in here few minutes, which is a team that is not only good, but probably angry play, you know, Paul if you like quick guards and quick backwards. This is going to be the place to be this is going to be the game to watch tonight. Because when you talk about Jordan, bone and Bowden and Turner on one side, and you talk about Shuler and Davis as well as Tyree on the other side. And we're you're talking about six of the quickest guards in the country. Both coaches talked about trying to keep the other guys out of the paint. But they'll do it in different ways. Tennessee really is a basic man to man defense. They will try to keep ole miss out of pink really utilizing their man-to-man. Everybody knows that ole miss is gonna play that hybrid one three one zone back into two three. So there. Going to give Tennessee different looks to try and keep those guards out of the paint. It'll be an interesting Xs and os matchup, and Mark no you guys have to get ready for the game. But explained to the audience El Kerma Davis has done it. But if no one really expected ole miss to be an NC double A team this year s Kermit Davis at shoot around today has his own team surprised him. And he said yes in two areas. One was their ability to buy in on sharing the ball. They took this trip to Canada in August and really felt like the ball stuck. And he was able to show the players that the ball needs to hop that it needs to move. They bought in the second part. And I don't think he knew this until game started playing the toughness of this team has really surprised in their ability to grind out some top wins like that game against Georgia. The other night it Terrence Davis free entire Lia been fantastic Paul, and they just have this grit about them, you know, brand Tyree told me several weeks ago. It was like a slap in the bay. Ace being picked in last place in the SEC back in the preseason poll. I think they carry that chip on their shoulder with them right up to this game here tonight, and ROY I don't know where you're going to be more night. But we want you right back here. Just like you were last night and tonight. Let's do it. Let's go. He's getting on the hoop junkie jet later this guy. I'm hanging with him from now on because he jets around more than anyone. I know. Thank you, both guys. We'll be watching it. And I thank you very much Royal vill Philpott in Mark Waugh joining us from Ocsar all is on the national anthem there in just a few minutes. Justin is joining us next as we continue here on a Wednesday night, Justin go right ahead. They probably how you doing very well. Thank you. Hey, I just wanna call China talk about you know, what I think about us what s the aftermath at what it means to me. I'm from Alabama. And you know, I'm young on black. I'm twenty three years old. I have experienced a lot of racial things. You know, we're dealing with the police and and just in everyday life. And it's different to me. You know, I they represented something that's bigger than what they're doing representing for the UN people who don't have such a big voice, and you know, kaffir Nick new and for the very exact thing he knew for he'd been blackballed for and I noticed as a sports. So we always talk about sports, and at least to this or every day. But it says out of things that go on. It's not so much. You know, segregation. With it used to be. But it's called systematical prison, which means that is in the system, you know, various saying government that was put in place to protect those also, you know, injuries. So I, you know, I I read on me, I respect the military, and if I wild, you know, hate ahead to come to that. But the government is supposed to protect us. So it's kind of the. Early. You know, it's a touchy issue, and I love and respect all of our soldiers wis number the best, and what they do is this crazy. And, but you know, I agree in if I was a basketball player, I had a big social platform. I would be very exact same thing to speak for the small voices. They never get to see national television. Justin. Listen, I deeply appreciate you sharing your perspective. I think it's important to hear hear that. And I think for those of us and I who have not been oppressed. Like like, you and others. It's important to to hear your your perspective because it's just so easy to say. Why would they do it? It's wrong. It's this. It's that. But when I hear you I hear the I hear the pain of the past in your voice, and I hear this sincerity of what you're trying to communicate. Yes, sir. You know? And I bought us while this to you, so via understanding you don't come to anything, but of a closed mind or you don't do anything ton of visi. That's why at least you show every day. You know, I started listening. I say roundabout say when I got a driver's job. I used to drive right? And that's when I started listening to the radio, of course, and I turn on one oh seven point five him. My government is being radio. And I just I listen, I listen to everything out of all the people that call speaking crazy, you still giving opportunity to speak even some even though sometimes that we would. Hey will Justin. Thank you again. I wish you well. I hope you will call back again. All right. Did you have a great night yourself? Thank you J W is up next in Tennessee here on this Wednesday night age. I w how are well. Cappellini boys. That's kind of tough act follow. You can do it. Well, I'm gonna try a more try to encourage the young man and Fedor that called in a little while back. Evidently, the issue when I was on hold. I really wasn't expecting that wasn't what initially wanted cough or first off. I wanted to I wanted to. Really compliment you pile. I watched the ball games abo- games earlier, you know, back in the foul. And if it NBA for you, I'm retiree, and it's just so pleasant to to have something quality to watch. And just like you handle the young man there to lift him up and to try to listen, you know, it's what you do continuously BS being gives you platform. I hope they realize no disrespect when anybody feels him for you. But I'm like name Pauline owner day. So. To me, you are kind of the show. Well, thank you very much. That means a great deal. Yeah. But anyway to couple issues the learn something everyday not too old never will be. But hopefully, but appreciate you clearing it up on coach Spurrier and opus back. You know, hope it man hope he's able to to bounce back golf. I know I believe he lives golf knee way. You explain. His environment carriers raised and I always wondered I said man, how does this guy not having orgy blood any? To see not bleed orange than Selena. You totally cleared that up today. See, so they even old dog can learn something new, but but anyway, as far as as young man, and and the issue and as long as we've got a monetary system. I mean, we're staying at any oversight. Enjoy the sports platform, we watched football season now basketball, and you know, all we can all we can do is watch and go with it. But what we need to do. Maybe if we would've been taught a little better one thing the next maybe we could have kind of been a bigger platform while we all are now. But I really think the coach Barnes is doing a fantastic job. And so naturally we hope involve turn this thing around and go deep in the tournament. Listen, thank you very much. You really appreciate your con- where we are heading to a break. Final. Couple of minutes of our Wednesday night show. Stick around to listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Cried packing, then pageantry of college football leaves here. The is the Paul finebaum show. Our four podcast. Welcome back to the program. We're glad you're here. Jimmy is up next in Chicago. Hey, Paul get the impression that Kentucky fan base is a little bit happier with the officiating than they were this time last week. Yes, they are. Well, tell you what was so weird about that that out of bounce play. The end was that, you know, and I tell you it was a good thing that could Valentine was on the crew he was not anywhere near the play. He was he was the trail official. But if he wouldn't have been there to handle, my Anderson, he was ready to go off the deep end that really, you know. Might be it might might didn't. I if I remember correctly. Didn't they score like one bucket and twelve minutes? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. No doubt about it. No doubt about it. And but I guess coming plays, Mike and quit complaining. No true. But but same it's a two point game. And the guy did commit a violation, you know, by moving it was a spot throw in and so forth, and it did appear to on the replay that it went off the Kentucky guys elbow, and with that being said, we have absolutely no idea of knowing, you know, Kentucky would even been able to inbound the ball, or, you know, much less tied the game or try to take three and win it. But they should've had the opportunity you know, that that's the thing about it. And then there. Money. You know? Yeah. Yeah. But it also shows to to me that especially in this one and done era. As opposed to back, you know way before the one and done where you had NBA players that were playing in college programs three years, at least, and in many cases, four you just seem to have your obviously don't have teams that are consistent like they were back then and the perfect example Arkansas went in at LSU, Florida one ended LSU and and then LSU coming from eight behind the win at Kentucky. You know? So you just never know what you're going to see. And I just thought it was, you know, it was just kind of interest interesting, and especially the way could tuck you in playing it was just stunning to see that Arkansas had a chance, you know. And I it was just really caught my attention. But moving to Tennessee, though, their last two road games, at least in my opinion. They had gotten pushed around physically and to me that has been kind of their. Forte is to play aggressive fiscal basketball. And then not I think it's really critical for them to be able to do that. And and take control of the game. And and you know and get a win tonight where they get their competence back. Then they're in a much better place. I think they don't hide to head into Kentucky with another law. So that that could be shattering. There's absolutely no. But no doubt about it. But as far as Kentucky's concern, I think they're very good shape. No matter what. Because at the very worst. They're going to be two, and you know to bed with a play, and you're a close to home. Usually if you're a three seater above you're going to get to play there. So they're going to be able to play in Louisville that first weekend. So I don't think that, you know, have any anything to worry about there. But still it's going to be a really interesting and last couple of weeks because again it it's. It's been surprising. There were some teams. She thought we're going to be a lot better that haven't been and then a couple of teams that have been surprising. And again that is the one thing about this one and done era. And you never know what you're going to see Jimmy. Thank you had to call. Colton is in Michigan. You're on the air. Go ahead. Hi, Paul longtime list here for thank you. Two questions for you. So Justin field transferring to a house they obviously I'm from up north. But what impact will that have on the big ten, and we'll just step into at Ohio State and just tear it up or what what what are you going to do? What do you think? Colton, and I I felt like shape Patterson would do the same Ann Arbor. I mean he had an impactful year. I think Justin fields will will be fantastic. And I have heard so many great things about him from from talent standpoint. And the circumstances were really what prevented him from getting in games earlier last year. I understand his frustration. I understand why left. But I I believe that he will. Be flawless in terms of the transition, and I'm not saying he's going to be Dwayne Haskins. But I think he will be I think you'll be good enough. Yeah. It's hard Phil half shoes. He now really stepped up. He was amazing. But a second of all why can't ball at your outsider SEC guy. Looking from a big ten perspective. What do you think are ball can't win? The big game bull games or house date or something like that? I think I think psychologically, he is just too stubborn. I think he he is his own worst enemy. I believe that when he got there. I thought he would be a great coach. I don't believe that anymore. I don't think he early coach anymore because I think he gets in his own way. Some people do that. They're they're just so stubborn that I think he has lost his ways somewhat. I'm trying to be as objective as possible I in in analyzing him. And I know these are more. Above the above the clouds type of con- comments. But but I just don't see a good ending for him up there. Thanks for the call eight to run we are done for this night basketball coming up here. Shortly the game that is eagerly anticipated in Oxford. Thank you for listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. The Paul finebaum show airs weekdays on the SEC network. You getting at three eastern.

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