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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

07:01 min | 4 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"The pride passion and pageantry of college football lives here. This is the Paul finebaum show, our three podcast. We are back, second half of the program live. We'll talk with the NFL Draft and LSU in the final hour. We've already talked about the Alabama spring game and the exciting entrance of Spencer Rattler to South Carolina. Michael is up next. Hey, Michael. Hey, how are you doing? We're doing great. Thank you. I am a first time caller and a pretty new listener. I'm a lifelong Michigan fan. And I love your show despite, you know, all the things you say about Harbaugh and Michigan. But I wanted to talk about that caller who said the big pen is going to surpass the SEC. Lifelong Michigan fan, but when our Michigan fans gonna stop living in the past, like we haven't been relevant pretty much my entire life, and we've gotten better, you know, we've shown signs last year, but we're nowhere near the Hesse. So when what's it going to take for Michigan or other Big Ten teams to realize that? Yeah, I think what he said, the cardinal mistake he made and you've heard it from other Michigan fans talking about the past. The past does not matter, Michigan is one of the most successful programs in the history of college football, but the only thing they've done lately is what they did last year. Yeah. Well, thank you very much for the call. It's good to hear from you. I'm glad you're now listening to the show. How about Ross? In Georgia. Hey Ross. Hey, Paul, how are you? We are well. Thank you. I was just want to get your thoughts after the G day game. I noticed that's in just let us do a natty, but Carson looked great. How do you think, what do you think the chances are of him eventually starting at some point it stays never sets? And here's what you're going to hear. That stetson Bennett proves himself against Alabama in the second half of the national championship game. Carson Beck was brilliant in a controlled scrimmage. I understand all that. But I have I just have a bad feeling about stetson Bennett I don't know how to express it in ways other than that. I know what Kirby smart has said. I know what he will continue to say and he should. If you go out and win the national championship for your school, you deserve some credit. And that credit will extend. I think until the first game. And not a minute after that, because if it's apparent that he is struggling, then I think you'll see another quarterback, very quickly. Thank you, Paul. Well, let me say, I hope you do. I know that some of you are saying Kirby can be stubborn. He can be. But I think Kirby is standing up for stetson Ben. And if he didn't do it right now, it would look bad. Now he's got to be careful because he's got two really talented quarterbacks. And we'll both stick around. We've seen this movie before. So he's got a juggling act to do. Because he has recruited exceptionally well at that position. And we all know what the past has brought when it comes to the quarterback carousel. Thank you for the call. Appreciate it. Archie, in North Carolina. You are on the air. Hello, Archie. How are you? I'm doing good. I just want to say that the SEC is not a better conference in the big hand. Right. And my view on that, Alabama does not play SEC schools already the basis in football. The last time that we played really and we'll tell you the 2020 game COVID season, but you have to go back to 2014 when the we're just getting started how state 8 year and we all still have state I mean. As you see one of these Kentucky last year around 40 to 50 games, the regular season is not a little bit more in there. And four bowl throughout the entire conference. RJ, thank you very much. I think you made some really strong points here. Bob is up next in Texas. Hey bob, hey, Paul, hell of a show. You're great. And this is my third time first time in about a year or year and a half, but you brought a guy on your show last time, I remember and I tried to get in, but I couldn't and his name was Billy Jack. Right. And I'm a Texan transplanted. I'm sorry I'm from Ohio State I apologize. Once a month, yeah, yeah, this is my third time in about three years. So yeah, you let me in every once in a while, but here's the deal. Billy Jack that I knew from Texas was his last name was Meredith. His brother was dandy Don. Oh my goodness. And let me tell you, Billy Jack. Billy Jack was a better quarterback than dandy Dunn. First of all, that's what they tell me. He played at Texas tech and he was an outstanding quarterback. He played Texas SMU or where did he play this game? He went this and you. So Billy Jack was the original crazy Texan and I'd take him on calls to I'd see the president of Bank of America and I'd have to fight to get in to see him and Billy Jack would come in there with me and promptly put his feet up on the president's desk. That's funny. I'm in that was Billy Jack. And everybody I know said Billy Jack was funnier than done. And he was. He was a funny man. That's all I got. That is a girl. Bob, Buckeye or not, I'm glad you got in here. You keep calling. Thanks, buddy. Thanks. That's a good story..

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

07:00 min | 5 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel

"It's Sam used to state that was kind of my first break. I was a full-time coach. I was coaching the DBs. We were a very successful team. Got to play North Dakota state in the semifinals. And after that season, I got an opportunity to go interview for a graduate assistant position at Alabama, but it wasn't a job that was going to pay a lot of money. But that was another example for me where a lot of people might have said, hey, this doesn't make sense financially with the wife and three kids. For me, it was the opportunity. And being a GA, whether you're making a thousand bucks a month or not, that opportunity was one I couldn't pass up. And I always said to go in there, you know, I'm going to go get my doctorate in football. And every day, I walked into that building, and I just felt like I had a lot to learn. And I learned a ton in that year in football, whether it be from one of the many head coaches that were on that staff coach Kristen ball, you know, coach, you know, Mel Tucker lank kiff and Kirby smart, Nick Saban, Billy Napier, is just a group of all star coaches that I was able to really be around every single day and see how they operate. And you can't replace that experience with any dollar sign. And that was, you know, for me, being able to compete at that level, being that being that environment day in and day out, I just grew so much as a coach. That, you know, that's when I realized that you can't put limits on yourself if you want to work hard and you're in a place where you can learn it. Well, Dan, I know you're only two practices in, so the season opener seems a long ways away. And I'm sure you're gonna get asked this a lot in the next few months. But I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this. Your first game as a head coach is gonna be against the school. That you just won a national championship with. You were celebrating with Kirby smart and stetson Ben and all those guys are gonna face them in early September. What do you think that'll be like? I'm super rewarding. I'm really proud of everything that we accomplished at Georgia and I've got a tremendous amount of respect for coach smart as staff, I still have a lot of love for every one of those players in that program. So it certainly means a lot to me, but I also like to play to win and we're excited to go out there and compete, put the best product that we can on the field and see where the thing goes. Hey Dan, I want to ask you one question because Stu and I have talked about this a bunch over the last couple of days and you're becoming a head coach at the time when NIL is exploding. One of the points Stuart made because we were talking about this offline a little bit is, you know, does the power shift where collectives now maybe have more influence over rosters than ever before. How is it head coach? How do you prepare to manage that dynamic as it's, you know, these are uncharted waters really. Yeah, it's super fluid. And I think it's important, you know, at least for me that you don't take card stances, one direction or the other, and you have to be able to adapt on the fly. You know, two years ago, no one was really playing for the portal. And that game's obviously completely changed. People realize you can change your roster quickly with a couple of additions here or there or you can your situation can change when a couple of guys leave. You're there. And I think maybe it was like this is very similar. What you don't want to do is be in a place where you're not competitive and you're not innovative. And that's the one thing that I'm excited about with organ is coming here. They have a distinct plan. They know how to attack this place was built on innovative and we're kind of operating that same approach when it comes to the name image likeness programs. But there's definitely never been more influence and never been anything as important as that piece going forward. I mean, I think of people a lot of people to assume that Oregon, we've long known about the Nike connection and cave on thibodeau was doing things with NFTs before I do it in NFT was. Last year, I don't know. If you guys would of all programs would be in a pretty good place to be in this an IL climate. Yeah, we're sitting in a great situation, but I think the thing that's awesome about this place is no one's comfortable, right? It would be really easy to say, okay, yeah, we've got all the support. We've got the Nike. We're already ahead of the curve and say, okay, we're going to stay there. But the reality is, we're going to continue to push the envelope. We're going to continue to figure out ways to be better. And keep broadening our horizons as we move forward. All right, Dan, we appreciate your time, especially in the middle of spring ball. We're hopefully get up and see you. As you said, this place was built on innovation. And that's a pretty cool thing to be to have as really your mission statement in a lot of ways. So best of luck there. Appreciate you guys. Thanks so much. All right, thanks, Dan. We'll see you soon. All right, Stu. Let's get to the mailbag as always send your questions to the audible pod at Gmail dot com Stu the first question is from Walt, he's doing Bruce after the ACC Big Ten and PAC 12 voted against an early 12 team playoff. Is it realistic to think the SEC would design their own playoff and what would it look like Stu let's tie this into our colleague Andy Staples spoke to Greg sankey, the SEC commissioner had an interesting story over the weekend or maybe it was Friday. Yeah, I think he was at the basketball tournament and I know that maybe he was even Andy that wrote it, there was some talk when the thing initially broke down that the SEC would just go inform its own playoff and then if you guys want to the rest of the country want to pull together and have somebody play our champion so be it, that's not going to happen, but I think Greg sankey is going to, I think he feels like he worked to he made compromises that necessarily they wouldn't necessarily have liked to be able to get that thing through and it didn't happen. So now they're going to dictate the terms and I think an interesting point that he makes in the interview with Andy is I'll read you the quote. We have to rethink our positioning, he said. I don't know what the number will be. I still think there's a reason that 12 works. But the notion of just granting conference champions the top four seeds, we're going to rethink that. That was a give as people wanted conference champions, but now people want something else. So in the 12 team model that Greg sanke himself was running the authors on, the top four seeds were conference champions. In fact, it was noted that last year, Georgia would have been the number 5 seed because they wouldn't have been able to get any higher because they didn't win their conference championship. Greg sankey said hinting there that, well, we tried to play nice. Now we want a system where if SEC teams are ranked one three and four, then they get the one three and four seeds. And others will, if that were to come to that, others would obviously object, but at the end of the day, who has the most leverage in these playoff discussions. It's a strong point, and I think that if you're Greg sandy, or anybody looking and say, yeah, could you blame him? I mean, the examples you just used, everything.

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"stetson ben" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:50 min | 7 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on WTOP

"Is everywhere you are Sports at 15 and 45 on And at 9 45 over the Dave Preston college football season is done with Georgia Your national champion they beat Alabama 33 18 of the title tilt stetson Ben throws two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and tells ESPN Such a great game all game I wasn't gonna be the reason that we lost this game And we just went out there and we executed our boys made plays AD went up over the top You know they had to tackle Jermaine right there so he wouldn't score Bab a quarterback at high speed trophy winter Bryce young throws for 369 yards but also tosses a defeat sealing pick 6 in the fourth quarter NHL capitals took a two nothing first period lead over Boston but get blown out 7 three after coughing up four goals of the second coach Peter lavilla came from different reasons One of them came from Australians or gold turned around immediately We had four guys in attack One time we're trying to move the puck up the ice we used the boards at hit the linesman on the knees He was up on the bench turns around confided back You know it's in the back of our net And so the odd man rushes in the turnover in a second period didn't help us play a tight game Caps have allowed 12 goals during their four game losing streak men's college hoops American slips to Boston University 79 53 shooting 39% from the field navy beats Lafayette 69 55 John Carter junior nets 19 points for the midshipman women's basketball Maryland's up two spots to 8th and this week's writers rankings NFL playoffs kick-off Saturday Washington's players cleaning out their lockers coach Ron Rivera speaking with the media including our George Wallace this afternoon Dave Preston WTO sports Thanks Dave up ahead here on W TOP a new round of provocation from North Korea It's 9 47 Here's John O'Donnell president and CEO of the Washington area new automobile dealers association talking about what you can expect at the Washington auto show This year's Washington auto show is going to have an electric theme and that's going to be front and center We're going to have an indoor pavilion and an outdoor electric vehicle ride and drive We're going to show you some of the new market entrance like archa moto and pole star Of course we'll have the exotics collectibles and rawlins art of motion always very popular And during the pandemic automotive engineers have been hard at work bringing new technologies to market that are going to affect everybody's life in a very positive way I think it's really important for the general public to know that the city has gone to great lengths to ensure their safety during their visit to the Washington auto show this year Don't miss the Washington auto show at the Washington convention center January 21st through 30th For tickets go to Washington auto show dot com Would like you to.

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

01:35 min | 7 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Were very bundled up, but I don't know that it really I don't know that it gave people a great indicator of how tough you are because you look like a real baby out there. You know what, I'm gonna go down a little lower here so that you can't so that I can be on your same level. Oh my God. Good job. You're not gonna be able to get back up. I dare you to do the entire recipe. I dare you to the entire rest of the show like that. Wow, that was fun. Not heavy enough to make the thing go down like I have. Anyway, so yeah, no, I remember that when we were outside, you're probably so relieved to be inside, oh wow, wow, wow. Yeah, they're taking a different angle because they don't like that I went down so low. Anyway, Paul, what are you looking out for early in this game? Like what's really gonna make a difference? I'm pretty well fixated on stetson Ben at the fourth. Yeah. I just want to see if he can graduate to become the 5th by the end of the evening. And if he wins, there'll be a lot of fish consumed in Atlanta and Buckhead and Athens. He's a big part of it. I want to see if he's relaxed. Yeah. Defensive line from Georgia I think is predictable. And I have learned one thing about the George Alabama series. Don't get hung up on the early score. Yeah. I think this is going to overtime. I really do. The spreads two and a half Georgia's favored by two and a half points. To me, that's an overtime game. And.

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

04:06 min | 7 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"I want to get enough pressure on him that he feels uncomfortable and I want to change things. I want defensive ends dropping out. I want linebackers and safeties dropping down into the box to jump some of those crossing routes in the middle of the field that he throws so well. So confuse him to me if your pea golden is what you want to do. A lot of people are pointing toward offensive line woes for Alabama issues that we don't normally talk about. They exist. How big of an issue could they be? Like, it could be a big issue. If you look back at the film, obviously, itchy or I think we'll play. He's banged up. Chris Owens, I think we'll play. He's banged up. We may see Randolph at right tackle moving in a little bit as well. But when I go back at what Georgia did last time, did nothing to disrupt Alabama's offensive line, especially in what I really paid attention to was the four man rush. So when they're not blitzing, they're running a lot of twists, a lot of games, defensive end would go this way. Defense attacker would loop around and Alabama passed off. They sat in front and it did nothing. The one thing that Alabama has struggled with is speed off the edge. So if I am, Dan landing, I go okay, we can still blitz up the middle. We had some success against Alabama doing that, but I want Nolan Smith. Maybe I want a safety, a nickelback to roll off up off the edge and try to win with speed because Chris Owen struggled against auburn with speed, both left tackle and right tackle, struggled. So I'd look at the game plan go, there's a few things we did well, but this offensive line is banged up and they're susceptible to speed and pressure from the outside. So I'll be watching first drive to see how different this Georgia defensive attack on the offensive line is because I think that could be the key to winning this for Georgia. You always want to watch the beginning in the George Alabama series, however much impact that has. We all know the narrative. Georgia has gotten these leads. So where in understanding all that, if you're going to lock into the game other than what you said, take us through a game. Give us a guide to how to watch this game. I think you look at what Georgia does in their first 15, right? Every quarterback, every awkward coordinator has a first 15 plays. And if you look at the Michigan game, it was brilliant. I mean, Todd monkeys planned to move Brock Bowers around the different sets formations, personnel groupings that were in and out was absolutely genius. It was the best I'd seen all year. So I want to see more of that. I want to see Georgia get out to a lead. And all I mean by that is get some points on early so you can continue in the first half to play your game, where you don't feel like you have to force the throw, you can run the football. But the most important part of this game, I think, will be the three or four minutes before half. And a three or four minutes after half. Because that's really where Alabama changed the game the first time around. So depending on who gets the ball first, the team that can win that last few minutes of the second half, excuse me the first half and start strong in the second half, that's I think is going to be the difference to this game because I see it being very close. I don't see stets and Ben at turning the football over like he did last time. But I will say Georgia will not win this game if stetson Ben just plays good. They have to win this game because of stetson Ben. Not in spite of, not because he played fine, but we ran the football really well. We put no, no, no. Look back at the last 5 national championship winning teams. Their quarterbacks averaged three 70 through the air, average 65% completion, 95 QBR, and this is the one. 6 quarterbacks on those 5 teams because hertz into a split time. 19 touchdowns, one interception. In 5 national championship winning games, that's the recipe he has to play out of his mind. Georgia can't just play okay on offense or good on offense sets and has to play great. Great stuff here from Jordan Rogers Jordan and seal but later on. And we are heading to a break. A lot of guests coming up, including the commissioner of the southeastern conference. We'll go inside the dogs with Molly McGrath, all of that. We're live in Indy. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Welcome back. As we continue here we're in Indianapolis in case you watching TV were wondering, I don't know.

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

09:07 min | 7 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"The pride passion and pageantry of college football lives here. This is the Paul find bob show our one podcast. And it is Friday and we are welcome all of you to our little show. Yes. Get us Friday before the big game on Monday night and yes, we'll also spend some time talking about that. Let's do all of that in your phone calls before that. Let's get to some headlines. There are no excuses for Kirby smart and Georgia to extend the bulldog's title drought. Well, choked up thinking about that. With mighty Alabama in the way, have you gotten the idea that Kirby smart is a big topic of conversation in this deal. The psychology of Kirby smart losing to Nick Saban, one of our guests today will be doctor Sigmund Freud. Can he, but I don't think doctor Freud could figure out what's up with Caleb Williams. This is interesting, yeah. Charlie batch, former QB, former coach. Current coach, actually. Has offered him a million bucks. Charlie, a million bucks, a lot of money to me. Maybe not a lot to Caleb Williams. I think he can do better. In fact, I'll raise that million. If he'll go to which school, what would you like to see him go? Could it be one of the schools in the national championship game that could happen? What are we going to do here today? How about Heather Dennis on the latest from Indy, show report on the big meeting scheduled this weekend? And then Mike Griffith. He's also an Andy. Why is everybody in India? I'm stuck at home. Are they not going to let me go to this game? Maybe not. And Jimbo Fisher, whose head coach of Texan, he'll be hosting a film room on Monday night. We'll ask him about is he going to be right here? He's not? I think he's okay. I don't know where he's going to be. A lot of times they do it in the building we're in. In the room we're in. Yes. So if Jimbo Fisher is in the studio and I'm not, I will die. I mean, the thought of him being right here. We'll ask him where he's going to be. And your phone calls at 855-242-7285. Let's begin with Connor, who is in Al, why am I so the name of the state is Alabama? I tried to give it a try to satellite Brian Kelly there. Go right ahead, Connor. What's going to appreciate you taking my call man? Thank you. I'm Dan smack in the middle of my quarantine right now, man, my wife and I we've been cooped up in the house. I've been able to catch your show every day this week, so that's been a pleasure man. I wanted to get your opinion on something real quick. Now we're going to this is kind of fantasy talk here, especially for us, Georgia fan has been heartbreak all my life. I want to ask you something. If 13, mister states have been at the fourth, get it done. Is there any chance that Georgia paying 13 in the rafters one day? Well, they probably should. It's a good conversation piece. Yeah, I mean, stetson Ben will go from walk on to greatest greatest dog since Herschel Walker. Hey, by the way, I'm curious about something Connor, where are you in your quarantine right now? Tested positive on Wednesday. I was funny is we had a massive game day watch party for both playoff games. There was 12 people there in 8 people that tested positive luckily everybody's doing good, everybody's safe and healthy and getting healthy and the goal is just to be back with friends and family by Monday. That's the goal. So tell me this. And I am fortunate that I have not had it, as soon as I say that, I'll probably come down with it. So what can is it just you and your wife? Yes, are in my house right now. We've been in here cooped up for she tested positive on Monday. It's been about 5 days for her and it's been about four days for me so. So what can you go out? Is that it? Well, we're teasing not to just keep everybody, you know, has occurred to say to the public, obviously, trying to do our duty and just stay in here. A lot of Gatorade, a lot of people, a lot of family members bringing this video is keeping us trying to keep us saying in here. And obviously watching the final bombshell come on now. Well, at least you have your wife. I mean, the isolation that I mean, some of these isolations where you literally are locked up in your own room upstairs and can't come out of it. Those are the ones that make me uncomfortable. That is exactly right. It is a blitz. And unfortunately for her, she was cooped up in a single room for about two or three days until I finally tested positive and then obviously she was allowed to come out of our bedroom there. So what you really just said, you're positive, you're really not, are you? Oh, yeah, 100%. I just said that you're trying to make your wife feel better. And she's been great. She's even been still cooking. We're both feeling better now. We're only up that. Well, listen, I am glad to hear it and it is those of us who have been traveling a lot lately, we're here in quite a few horror stories. And let's hope everybody can get to Indianapolis and back safe. Will you take care of yourself, Connor? And appreciate the covert update. I am not feeling that great to be honest with you, Randy. John is up. Can you get it over the phone? Is up next in Louisville? You're always positive, Paul. Get over it. I'm positive enough. Well, you will be when Mike Griffith comes on. I'm sure. If I could, I might go tested during that interview. Totally. Anyways, first and foremost, great show last year. Thank you. I think a real tribute to that was the call from Cindy and others this week that they were just so. But the Cindy call, and then the call from the 90 one year old mother of the former senator yes, Jones. Yeah, I communicated with Doug. He was on vacation. He sent me a former United States senator from Alabama. He sent me a text saying, did my mom really call? I said, yes, she did. I want to say the good news is it can't really affect it can't cost you any votes at this point. So you're a good check. Let's see, turns Republican. His career is over in that state. I think so. Anyways, I did go to the game down in Florida and I watched Georgia closely and obviously it was a difference between a team with four and 5 stars versus three and four stars. So but I did notice Georgia with what much more aggressive both on the offense and defense. But you have really been zeroing in all week asking, okay, why is it going to be different this Monday? And all they can seemingly come up with, well, that was a wake-up call. And even yesterday somebody said Alabama had its own wake-up call, Texas a and M well, how about auburn? How about Arkansas? How about ten C? I really, I was impressed with Georgia, but I can not see the missing piece why they should win. Monday night. I know a John of sounded repetitive on that, but you know, so many people have just come on. It was a blessing. It was this. It was that. And I'm just trying to understand it. And by the way, I don't it doesn't matter to me. I mean, I really I think in Georgia wins the game, I think it's going to be fabulous. I really do, because if ever a program has been as close as they have, they deserve, they deserve to taste the taste of that victory, but I just want somebody to better explain it. That's all. Yeah, I agree. And by the way, just a quick comment on highball. I know someone in Ann Arbor and when he moved in there, his parents moved in arbor..

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:28 min | 7 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"On in the SEC. Michael Bratton joins us, always good to have him with us. Michael, I know in your world, there are plenty of things going on. I want to start with, I want to start with old myths because since new year's night when all this lost, another coordinator has left Matt corral's gone and people are quietly worried about where does the future look like for lane kiffin after a fantastic year. Good afternoon. Yeah, thanks for having me, Paul, and it's interesting because I can not recall a time in the SEC where a program has lost two coordinators and neither one of them has been promoted to a head coach anywhere else. So that's, you know, that adds a little bit of intrigue. It makes a little bit of sense. Jeff levy, Oklahoma graduate, okay, I get that. But then you get DJ durkin, jump into Texas a and M that's that's a huge blow. And light gift and set it himself this season. Ironically enough, it was after he saw your show, Alabama fans questioning the great Nick Saban after the Texas a and M game, you're only as good as your last game, and when lane kiffin made those comments, we all knew Mac Carell was going on to the NFL after the season. Really made me question, you know, how long's length kipping gonna be there? I was kind of surprised that that light kipping is still the head coach, old miss and he's got a total rebuild on his hands now. He does. And what's interesting, as you know, in a pointed out, the durk and hire was interesting because he really, through durkin a life raft or life preserver, much like Satan had done to him and two years later he's gone. Right. And of course, that's always going to be something that follows DJ durkin for his time at Maryland, getting dismissed there, Jordan mcnair. We all know the story. The tragic story up there, but you know if you're just look at the pure football and I know I understand that's very hard to do. I mean, the old miss improved by 14 points on the defensive side of the football this year. 8 of their opponents scored less than their season average going up against old miss and I realized that Mac carrell got injured this year, so maybe this is not a fair statement, but I would argue that old miss defense played just as well as the offense this year, particularly late in the season when everybody was hype and Mike leach and Will Rogers and the egg bowl how important that game is to the state, oh miss defense really played suffocating there. And again, in the sugar bowl, when macaron went down, Baylor, I know they scored 21, but 7 of that came off of a pick 6. So only 14 points allowed to a team that averages over 30 points per game. I mean, almost defense did a tremendous tremendous job and you know that's a huge loss. Talking to Michael Bratton covers the SEC about as well as anyone. Let's move ahead and look at the game Monday night because it's hard to even though there are 12 other SEC schools. It's hard to think about anything else for the next four days, then Monday night. In looking at all the things that we have obsessed over here for weeks, if not more than 5 weeks leading into Atlanta. What stands out? You know, I hate to use the same line Matt just you. She kind of stole my thunder there, but for me, I understand this is very hard for people to do. We live in the moment. We just saw Alabama basically dominate Georgia in Atlanta, even though everybody and their mother was picking Georgia to win that football game. We've all forgot that. But if you look back at the totality of the season, I think Georgia has played significantly better football than Alabama from beginning to end. I don't want to say luck because I don't think luck had anything to do with it. I think it Nick Saban and Alabama had their backs against the wall, Bryce young played the game of his life. Can he do that again? And the pass rush. It's all going to come down to the pass rush for me because if teams like auburn and even Cincinnati to a degree, LSU, they were able to get after Bryce young, and that really halted that Alabama offense. King Georgia do that if they can, they win the football game if it's another shootout. I think Alabama is going to win because you can't pick it to be Bryce young going to shoot out. You just can't. Let's talk about stetson Ben for a second because Kirby smart has already proven time and time again about his loyalty and he could be proven right Monday night, but if he's not, what will the pundits be saying about Kirby smart? Well, I mean, I just got off another interview. They asked the same question and, you know, it's not like we can put Kirby on the hot seat because there's only two or three guys, I think that Georgia could even replace Kirby smart with and it would be an upgrade. And that includes Nick Saban, who we know is not going to leave Alabama for Georgia. So you're just in a tough tough spot because he continues to wreck in all this talent, but at the end of the day, he's not getting over that beast. It Tuscaloosa can't beat Nick Saban. And I don't know what the pitch is. If this Georgia team, which is, in my mind, we just heard max didn't go there. The better overall team as Alabama. If they go into against this Alabama team, I think your pitch if your Kirby smart is, well, I'm going to out survive Nick Saban, as long as I'm here. He's got 30 years on me. We just got to wait him out..

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"stetson ben" Discussed on Bet The Board

Bet The Board

06:52 min | 7 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on Bet The Board

"A little bit here with play action because Michigan's a little slow defensively. And they don't have any linebackers. Stats and Ben was able to build some confidence there. Now obviously, stetson Bennett the last two matchups against Alabama. Not good, right? And I think stetson Bennett is certainly a focal point in this matchup and I'll get there eventually. But I think that's needs help. Where were the malls up front for Georgia creating space in the SEC title game? And you look at Georgia's own line in the way they recruit that position. It's the best position they recruit on the offensive side of the ball. And on the season 11th in line yards, 18th an opportunity, only 11% of runs were stuffed this season. And so George has got to be able to run here, and they did it decently in certain situations in the first go around. But if you look, Georgia's running backs only saw 1.9 yards before first contact against bam and the SEC title game. In every other SEC game this season, George's online allowed running backs to gain 3.1 yards before first contact. So it wasn't just sets and Bennett, the online struggled creating space in the run game. One third of Georgia's runs were stuffed by Bama, George's running backs weren't really much of a help. They broke one tackle all game combined. One tackle. The interior Georgia's offensive line has to step up here in the backs, need to be better. So it's not just Bennett and I know Georgia did build that double digit lead early against Bama and still lost, but I think from a confidence standpoint, it's still vital to start fast on Monday night. I mentioned something about that as well last week against Michigan that the team that got out to a lead would likely continue building on that lead and that was the case. Georgia got out, and then they piled on. The dogs were a net positive 48% in success rate in the opening quarter. So they did. They got out early sets and Bennett was able to play comfortably without any added pressure. Now the difference here is Alabama's defense has far more speed than Michigan. They're not a complete abortion defending play action like Michigan. And if you look at some of its success, he obviously had the two monster deep throws where he's getting hit simultaneously right there like perfect throws. But sets and Bennett had 11 attempts behind the line of scrim forge Michigan. He completed all of them. I don't know if that works against them. It probably won't. Michigan's inside backers are like really slow. And that was a position that we knew got weeded out in the off season when they started to change formation what they were going to do defensively. There was just so many linebackers transferring out. And that was kind of a hole in that defense all season. But I would expect Saban to force Bennett to throw tougher passes. What is different about this rematch Monday night? And you hit this perfectly. Is Alabama's top cover corner, Joshua's out. There are number two corner, a more Davis is dealing with a severe hip injury that hasn't allowed him to play effectively only at 15 snaps against. Marcus banks, we know transferred out midseason. So the corner position for Bama is then it's Kool-Aid mckinstry who's an Uber talented freshman, but this is the biggest game of his life. And then you have Kyrie Jackson who's not really your traditional Alabama corner he's a three star juco kit. That's not typically who Saban's going after. He's not like this 5 star guy who's a no doubter for the NFL. I want to see what Todd monk and does. If he's going to let stats and Bennet throw early, test the corners or if it's more of this tight end running back focused passing. And that'll be interesting. But any time that we're going to talk Georgian stets and Ben, I think we emphasize that first down, which you did so well there. It's like first and ten is the money down for Georgia, because everyone does expect some level of run, you typically have to honor run against George on first down. And so the play action passes, crucial there. Georgia has the very best early down passing EPA of any power 5 team in the country. So that has to be their money down that has to be their explosive down through the air. But whether it's an improved run game or an effective pass game, Georgia needs to bypass third down as much as possible. And they need third down when they're in it to be manageable. And they've really done a good job this season in totality doing that. George's face last third and long than any team in the entire country. That has to continue, if not, things to your point do get shaky because stetson Bennett finished this season with a higher uncatchable pass rate than success rate on third down when facing SEC defenses. So that is kind of the Achilles of stetson Bennett and this Georgia offense passing in known passing situations on third down. The other crucial factor here has been an under pressure. He's got to avoid the mistake. He's just got to figure out mentally that we're going to live to fight another day. Talk it into even when they got down 14, right? Your at midfield, you get a score, you then apply some pressure back, but he throws the pick 6 to battle. So when he's under pressure, he's just got to be a better decision maker. But he is struggled under pressure, specifically natural pressure. He has handled the blitz pretty damn well. So Bama did a good job in that first matchup with Anderson getting some natural pressure in that SEC title game. If you look on the season, stetson Ben's passer rating dips more than 70 points when he's pressured versus throwing from a clean pocket. His adjusted accuracy. Dwindles 27% his turnover worthy throw rate doubles under pressure as well. Other thing to think about here and it's kind of why the naysayers dislike stets and Ben. It's his frame. We know he's like a walk on, right? He's not a 5 circuit he's 5, ten. That means Alabama doesn't always need to get home. They did a really good job against Cincinnati and their fundamentals and that, hey, if we don't get to Desmond Ritter, we're going to get our hands up and they batted 5 balls against Desmond Ritter who's 6 four. So you don't necessarily need to get completely home on stats and Ben, who's 5, ten, you just get your hands up and you're gonna probably bat a few balls. So I think this side of the ball just comes down to Georgia being able to run better, playing a neutral state or with a lead so stats in his comfortable and those play action passes that Todd monk and dials up on early downs are more effective because we know play action works when you're down 21. No one's biting as much, right? We're going to drop our guys in coverage a little bit. Bennett also has to be better when pressured and not make the catastrophic mistake. But let me be candid here too. None of that matters if Kirby smart's defense, a defense that we talked about at points in the season being historic at all time are going to give up 24 points in a singular quarter. Well, you mentioned that defense and we know what they've done in their entire season body of work, allowing 7.2.

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

02:44 min | 8 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Using misdirection using motions using some of the things that creates some issues, defensively, and so George is certainly going to have to be on point. They're going to have to communicate well. And they're going to have to align and play their assignments. Well, I do think that Josh gaddis has deserved that boils award. He's been fantastic, but on the other side of the ball, Mike McDonald, the defensive coordinator has done an equally good job. Perhaps even better taking a miserable defense Alaska couple years and turning them into one of the best in the country. So it's been a nice mix of veteran guys on that side of the ball with some freshmen. Including junior Coulson and rod Moore, who have been fantastic as I've kind of dived into the study for Michigan this week. Chris, it's almost become cliche. Every time we talk, we talked about this in Atlanta. We talked about it all year to talk about deaths in bed, but that conversation will not go away. So give us your view on his ability tomorrow night. What he has to do and is he up to it. You know what, it's been interesting. If all the talk all week and all the media availability for coach smarsh, how many times the media's ask him about how he's going to handle the quarterback position in both he and Todd monkey on your show, we're very adamant about the fact that stetson Ben is the quarterback. Now, if they can do what they've done all year long, which is take some shots early in the game build a lead and then lean on that run game lean on that offensive line in the second half of the game that's a great recipe for him to be the leader at the quarterback and win the game, but if they fall behind, like they did against Alabama, is he the best option for throwing the football and bringing them back from a deficit? I don't know if that's necessarily the case. I think JT Daniel says has handled things beautifully. I'm sure he's got to be frustrated with the fact that he's not getting an opportunity to lead this team when we saw him last he was fantastic, albeit against Vanderbilt's defense, but the scored 5 touchdowns in that first quarter, I do think there are some guys that are a little disenchanted with the fact that they're not being included in the downtown passing game as much. George pickens is one of those guys that last year was revitalized with JT Daniels came in the last four games of the season. So I do think it will be interesting how Todd monkey has herby smart shoes to handle the quarterback position. But I also think there's a cool debate about Michigan too, Michigan has used not only came McNamara, but has used JJ McCarthy to freshman has a nice compliment with his ability to run the football. I actually think that's going to be one of the keys is how you use McCarthy to create a little strain on the Georgia defense. Use some of that RPO stuff to help. Maybe put George in some conflict in terms of their assignments, defensively. So I think we could very easily see four quarterbacks being utilized in this game tomorrow night..

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"stetson ben" Discussed on Bet The Board

Bet The Board

06:16 min | 8 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on Bet The Board

"Wisconsin badly when Jim Leonard sent blitzes and Leonard sent blitz is almost 37% of the time. And I bring that up because once Kirby figured out his corners couldn't hang with Bama, he started sending a ton of blitzes in the second half. I'm not sure his corners are going to have the issues they had in the band again. But I think it's really important to not give Michigan fake yardage here. You have to kind of stay within yourself. And I understand if you want to be aggressive. But I don't think it makes sense in certain situations for Kirby and landing to get too nutty and aggressive defensively here because that's just going to open things. I think you have to let Michigan prove that they can drive the football down the field methodically, and you mentioned that Wisconsin game, the reality of it was Michigan had one scoring drive that traveled more than 59 yards in that game and that was the elite level defense they'd played. They weren't able to run the football. They stayed committed to it. 44 carries for a 112 yards in that spot. Now, at least Michigan's your point, you brought up one of the X factors that I think we're going to see him get more involved in the offense and Donovan Edwards, Blake hormone said the right things about being healthy. We saw the big play potential against Iowa, so Michigan will at least be healthier in the backfield than they were down the stretch. We'll see if that can pay dividends here. On the other side of the ball, all the questions swirling around your beloved fan club that you lead for stetson Bennett and will he be up to the task against this Michigan defense when you look at stats and Ben and he's had loads of protection all season long. Low fourth lowest sack rate in all of the FBS and the stats and credit led the power 5 and yards per attempt. He was top 15 and touchdown passes. Second in the power 5 in first down per attempt in steps in Michigan defense headline by Aidan Hutchinson and David a jabo those two combined for 25 plus sacks this season. And the best opponent they faced was Ohio State and in Michigan's credit, they made the buckeyes somewhat one dimensional. Georgia doesn't have explosive game breakers, not by what I've seen and what the numbers suggest in the backfield, but they do have some of that physicality you need in the offensive line and enough balance to hopefully put Michigan in a little bit of precarious position if things get rolling. Yeah, to me, you know, this side of the ball is pretty straightforward. Like George is going to be who they are. And I think that's a run first team. And when they're not running it, they're throwing the play action in their work in the RPO game. And like most offense is George's functions substantially better when they're not playing from behind. The down and distance and when they're playing with a lead. And I think Todd monk had done a really nice job this season working with what he has. And you kind of are hinting at this. But as great as Kirby's recruited, the offense isn't really stocked like a trout pond to that many points. It's Nick Saban before he came into the last three or four years where all the efforts recruiting wise were built around 5 star blue chippers on the defensive side and an offense you hoped could just get by with the likes of AJ McCARRON or Greg mcelroy. I think George is still a little bit behind their offensively. We'll see if they can bridge the gap though. There was a report this week that arch Manning is trending that way. Same. We'll see if you can bring in the best quarterback. Let's see what happens. But to your point, and I'm not trying to bring up florid state here, but it's just the one situation that I know is that there's a receiver in this state of Florida who's a track star. He's like a three star guy. He does have talent upside. But Mike norwell, who in specifically Ron dugan, who didn't bring in a freshman receiving weapon into this class, elected not to bring in this three Star Trek Kirby smart dead. So they're not getting the offensive weapons that I think a lot of people think of when it's like, oh, Georgia. Awesome. It's just not there in a great tight ends, huge offensive line, some nice backs, but the weapons outside are certainly lacking. And in general, this is a pretty basic offense, especially with Michigan having a month to prepare for. But right off the bat, the question becomes can Michigan stop the run. And if you're a wolverines fan or you're maybe have a slight bias towards Michigan or your betting, Michigan, you're thinking, like, hell yeah. We held Ohio State to a negative 0.16 EPA per Russia. Henderson and Williams did nothing against us. And I think when you bring in a new D.C., which Michigan did right with Mike McDonald from the ravens, some of the weighted performance is probably should be factored in even more than usual because you have like 18 year old kids learning a drastically different scheme. And the more recent stuff should probably be more relevant. But it still makes me nervous as a whole. If you look at Michigan's defense, 61st in line yards outside the top 100 and stuff right. And despite the entire world knowing Georgia wants to run, they still had an offensive line, top 20 and line yards, opportunity rate and stuff right aloud. So I think that's obviously the first step is like who wins the ground battle on this side of the matchup. The second thing to focus on as you watch this is Michigan's ability to defend play action passes in the RPO game, especially on early downs. We talked about this leading up to the Alabama game. Getting stats and Bennett to throw on early downs. Get them comfortable. Pass on rundowns, break tendency. Todman's done a really good job with that. Over 51% of stetson Bennett throws this season are with play action or an RPO element to it. And I think this will shock some people. But because of Georgia's ability to run. And the amount of times they do run early down passes have been wildly efficient. George's early down EPA passing is the best of any power 5 team in the country this year. And when stetson Ben throws the play action, one 27 passer rating, 77% adjusted completion percentage, 15 yard a dot. And to kind of have that be more effective, you need to play in the lead, I think, or keep it in a neutral state. And I think that might actually present some issues for Michigan's defense because if you look at how they've defended the play action in the RPO game, especially in early downs. They haven't done it. You need good coverage linebackers. Michigan doesn't have a linebacker with a positive coverage grade this season. And I think that.

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:27 min | 8 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"They need to do something because like I said these bowl games that are as much as some of the games have been as much part of the tradition of college football as anything or just insignificant and meaningless. And do we have too many bowl games? I think you can certainly argue that, but some of these, like I said, if you're not in one of the two semis of the national championship game, the ball game just don't matter. And you've already seen people say the only way to fix it is to pay them and I held money to show up and play. At that point, we're just becoming semi pro and professional, so I don't know what you do. Mark, let me flip to Friday, the two semifinal games, especially the Georgia game. You've covered that team a long time. You've been around it. You went to school there. I was asked this question earlier and it didn't surprise me, but it is a reality that if Kirby smart does not win this game against Michigan, there will be some hue and cry about where this season went. I don't know if that's fair or not, but I'm curious if somebody who lives in Georgia went there just your perspective on what happened in Atlanta and what it all could mean if the dogs don't get out of the orange bowl on Friday night. Yeah, I mean, if they can't be if they don't beat Michigan, I think you'll be criticized for the way the quarterback position was handled. And I'm not going to sit here and say he's making the wrong decision or Tom munk and his offensive coordinator. He's making the wrong decision by sticking with stetson Ben. I think if JT Daniels was practicing and performing and available to play better than stetson Bennett he would be Georgia starting quarterback, but everything I've heard is that it has performed better in practice and up until the Alabama game had done exactly what his coaches had asked him to do and I don't think you can certainly campaign everything on sets of benefits for Georgia's loss to Alabama. I think Georgia decided to get two Q and two complicated and change things up on defense and put their second there in some bad positions. And you haven't seen Bond coverages from them. All year for whatever reason, they tried to change things up and paid the price for it. Not surprised by what happened. In Atlanta, I think anytime you put Nick Saban in a position where his team is an underdog and has to win to get the playoff 99.9% of the time they're going to show up. And they whip George's tail. And Georgia's got to figure out a way to get past Michigan and then try to get another shot against Alabama and try to finally beat them. But if they lose the Georgia loses to Michigan, Kirby will be criticized and it will be criticized for the quarterback position more than anything else. Because you're 6 and that's embedded is a great story and he's played well. I think he's the best quarterback they've got right now. But the fact that you've got a former starting performer walk on starting for the number three team in the country, people are going to criticize that. And the kids deserved it. And he's earned it, but people are still going to point back to the fact that he's 5 foot ten and he was a walk on. There does seem to be a lot of revisionist thinking with Justin Fields and yeah, I remember watching that unfold as you did, and he never really was in the position to take the job from Jake from and who knows what's going on with JT Dana. He's like the missing man. So I know that doesn't make it fair, but as you said, it is a reality. And then we get, I know I'm jumping the gun here, Georgia still could win the national championship, and nobody's going to ask anyone about why 41 years have passed, but it just seems like and you live there. I know the braves just won the World Series, but just seemed ingrained in that state. Does it not? It does, and I'm sure if you're a Georgia fan and a braves fan, you're probably sitting there saying that what are the odds of two of them ending a drought the same year given the state's sports history of utility. But I think it's similar situations I think was from fields and Bennett and Daniels in the Jake fromm had taken Georgia to the national championship game as a freshman and had played well. One of very few freshmen never get to the national championship game. And you can say that it was in spite of Jake from, because I didn't ask him to do too much. But I think it got to a point this season after JT Daniels was hurt against Vanderbilt. The Kirby and his coaching staff probably sat there and said, look, we're going to disrupt chemistry. The kids on this team really like this guy. They love his story. He works as rear off. He has played well. If we pull him out and put JT Daniels back in and he gets hurt again, we've disrupted chemistry and we're right back to statute again. So I can't criticize Kirby or malkin for what they've done. I think if you're a Georgia fan, you guys trust that your coaches for making the right decisions. Many thanks, Mark. Always good to catch up. Paul, thank you. You got it. The one and only Mark schlam joining us as we head to the break one more thing. Brett mcmurphy who's been here a couple of times on this show. He just put out the bowl records after the Birmingham ball. And he has the this is funny. He has the SEC O and three, but with an asterisk. What's by that asterisk? He says, technically, the SEC has never lost a ball game. It cared about..

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

03:23 min | 8 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"All right, go once. Go into twice let's put Eric on hold. We'll come back to Eric. We'll see if he will see if he's there. Let's put Eric on hold. Eric from Georgia. Let's go back to let's try a second Eric Eric from Georgia. Welcome to fall find bomb show. Hi, can you hear me? I got you man, what's up? Okay. I guess Jack's probably a Cincinnati fans that, I guess that's all day that partial outcomes Cincinnati wins the national championship. I agree. Anyway, my question is more related to Georgia. I know that JT Daniels does have COVID. I've heard rumors as well. I don't know if it's true about George Higgins. How does that affect their game plan going in all new years for the prime time game playing Michigan? Is that going to take them too much? I know we have these data really that much is South Carolina game. And I don't know if the Alabama game had a different vision for quarterback. But how does that take the overall game plan for Georgia going forward? That's a great question Eric. Thank you for the call, man. Listen, I think first of all, number one, we would have to know the game plan for Kirby smart to sort of understand how it would affect it. And that's what we don't know. For all we know, he might be planning on starting JT Daniels, or was planning on starting JT Daniels. So I think stetson Ben is still the guy you got the role with. If you run it if you run into some problems and gets Michigan's defensive front and you need a guy that gets the ball out maybe a little quicker or can go down the field and challenge Michigan secondary a little bit better than to me JT Daniels is a clearly more talented option in that department. But the other concern is who else gets traced or protocol into the COVID list here? How many quarterbacks does Georgia have next Wednesday Thursday Friday? All next week practicing. We just don't know. And again, this is what my job of here is to try to lay out the protocols for you so that you guys know what the rules are for these teams because this is all this is the most important part of this. Every team needs to know the rules ahead of time. Period. That's it. That's why these protocols are being put out today by the college football playoff. They're announcing them on a Wednesday so that everybody knows ten days from now or whatever it is that week and a half from now. Next Friday, that everyone knows the rules, and you can't complain about it. That these are the rules, here they are. Now, as far as the game plan goes, we just don't know. We don't know what I would assume you want to slow down the Michigan defense of line if you're Georgia. And that means getting the ball out of your hand quick, that means screens, that means bubbles. That means getting Bowers involved over the middle. You got to slow down 8 and Hutchinson and David a jabo. You've got to slow down that pass rush. And if that's getting stetson Bennet out on the edge, run in the football, if that was starting JT Daniels because he's maybe more dynamic throwing it down the field. We don't know what Kirby's game plan was. But without JT Daniels, it definitely changes. Unless the game plan was stetson Bennett every snap of the way, which it could be. He was very good this year. Up until the Alabama game, and frankly, he doesn't play defensive lines so it wasn't necessarily all on stetson Bennett. That SEC championship game. 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5 we'll get back to your phone calls in just a minute. But Richard Johnson going to join us from split zone split zone duo in Sports Illustrated that's next..

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:25 min | 8 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"The wrong way. People are like that. People use, look, I didn't realize at the time when I was calling my shot that it was going to be bulletin board material for Clemson's. I thought it was going to motivate South Carolina to say, okay, yeah, we got some guys that believe in us. No. No, it didn't at all. It got really ugly, really fast. And hats off to Clinton. They play better. I mean, they really should thank me. So Clemson fans, you should really be thanking me. I take it your pick in Georgia tomorrow. On purpose. You know, maybe so. I think Georgia is the best team in college football. They've been the most they've been the best team. I forgot we actually had fans here. And I'd be straight up with you. I appreciate I said Georgia's gonna win the SEC. And I said that there was win or bus this year. They had to do it. They had to complete this whole thing and they've set themselves up to be in that position. I love what Georgia's done defensively offensively as well. They've been explosive sets and Bennett really stepped his game up and he's been clutch for them when they needed him the most. Stetson Ben has either done it with his arm or his leg to get him a crucial first down, or it's continuing to set their team up for points. So let's get inside the game tomorrow because the conventional narrative is obvious Georgia front, Alabama offensive line, Alabama running game. None of those narratives ever mentioned will Anderson or anybody else or by Shawn. Right. But if you had to, if you were appealing to Alabama people, which I know you are give them the secret to winning this game. The secret is stay strong where you're strong at. It was strongest at and don't worry about the run game as much, or the lack thereof, or where your offensive line is that struggles in the previous couple of weeks. I wouldn't worry about that at all. That's not going to be what determines this for me. It's going to be all about Bryce young. Bryce young is your best chance to win this football game. Coming into it, I want to open it up. I want to take shots. I want to be aggressive, offensively, the whole game. I want bright young to lead me. Lead the charge. And if Alabama wants to win this game, Bryce young needs to throw the ball 45 to 50 times. He needs to open it up. We need to cut him loose and just take the shackles off of him and say, let's go do it. And young man, you are the guy to do it for us and defensively, if you can get a turnover too. If you get up on George's, how does Georgia react? You have to be able to take Georgia in a deep water to see if they can swim. That is the mentality, and that's where the focus is is like we can't bat an eye and no matter if George is up or whatever. Alabama still has the belief that they can come back because they've done it before. And Georgia has not been put into pressure cooker where they are thinking about something else late in any game. They've not been in that situation. So you mentioned ray Chung and I'm thinking certainly he's got a quick release. And he's superb. So does that negate what is clearly Georgia strength or how does it negate it? Well, it's really, how do you negate it is the speed in the matchup that you have on the outside? Do you like John metchie versus some of these cornerbacks of Georgia? You like Jameson Williams, match up versus the corners of Georgia. So how do I dictate and make sure I get the matchup that I want first and second down when you know George is going to maybe playing a little bit more man or some of their own concepts, you have to be aggressive at those times. Don't just throw it and wait for third down. No. First down, second down, when those teams are running the football they're trying to establish those things, that is when I want to be the most aggressive in my play calling. And sometimes doing the opposite of that, which is on third down, running the running back draw. Not just throwing the football. So you have to do some different things that George is not prepared for. And can you get just enough yards in the run game to at least keep them a little bit honest because I really want to throw the football, but I have to be able to run it just enough to say that, okay, it's second and 7. It's second and 6. Those will dictate because when you get second and 6 or second and four, defenses will get a lot more vanilla, they're gonna play more man to man coverage in those situations. So that's the matchup that you want and anticipate to get and that is when you're gonna take your shot. So you flip it over to Dan Dan landing and Kirby smart on the Georgia side. They know what they have. They know where they are weak. And they have some weaknesses. How do you overcome that? I mean, what's your game plan from the first play? Well, it's totally different mindset if you're Georgia, Georgia, you're doing what we do. We are the best team. We've been the best team all year long. We don't better I we go out there and dictate and play this game on our terms. We're going to be out more physical than Alabama. We're going to hit them in the mouth and defensively. We're going to fly around until they don't want anymore. And if we can fly around, make a turnover too. And then we really get this thing going in. Georgia is so good because when they get up, they just choke teams out, like UFC style. They just choke them out. They have nothing left, and they run the ball, and they don't care about plenty of the football. They pin you back, and then they pin their airs back defensively and go get you. Talking to Roman Harper here about the game. Roman, sometimes it is a mental game. I'm curious not to spend any time on last week. But what was in total the final drive? What was going on with Alabama? It wasn't pretty. They weren't having any success. I think the crowd played a huge factor in that at auburn..

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"stetson ben" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

06:38 min | 9 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"Like, you know, right now we just came up with a business model where we guarantee one of the 5 power brokers would be left out of that money. And we're all okay with this, and it was like, yep, because we can't do 8 that's two because I just think that with 8, you'll have years of conference champions that don't deserve to be playing for a national championship. And that's always been my point. Whether it was wake up to this point, whatever Cincinnati is these last three weeks, I would still have my four. I don't feel great about it, but I don't feel great about anybody to all the way down into 8, I don't. I can understand arguments for or against. I've brought up the Oklahoma point with you, but I do think what their initial mission statement was with the committee was we want to pick the four best teams. And whatever vague processing of that was, I actually think they were being very specific. I think that they aren't putting as much on all the stuff that we obsess over and they just kind of go, hey, you know what, I think bam I might be better than this team right now. If you play if bamma plays Oregon tomorrow, who are you picking? Probably Alabama. But like I picked Alabama to win by 19 and a half against sex a and M, you know, like I picked Alabama to win by 28 against LSU and they almost lost had, you know, maybe Alice you kicked the field goal. Like, that to me is the, like, who do you pick? It kind of goes back to using the Vegas lines almost because I don't want it. I don't think there's a such thing as the four best teams in college football. I don't think that exists because especially this season with teams that you're saying tooth through 8. Like you could pick any one of them and I've even go a little bit further. I mean, I thought Notre-Dame, I even throw text saying I'm in there with two losses like getting better with that defense who still does, by the way, have a kind of an opportunity to possibly get to that. He's the championship game. That's what drives me nuts, 'cause I think the whole system was messed up to begin with by saying, we want the four best teams because the four best teams, especially out of a 130, but that's whittle it down to say 25 because that's reality of who are probably the pool is going to come from. Those four best teams could vary wildly, depending on the Saturday. And I knew you went SAP used to do how good is your good? That to me is one of those. That's one of those ones like where is it? And if you put every team's best foot forward, then yeah, it probably Bama would beat Oregon. But what if you get the Alabama that we saw against LSU and you get the organ that you saw against Ohio State, like then maybe I'd pick Oregon and maybe that could actually unfold. So I want to get it out of trying to pick who's the best four teams and just let them actually win their way in. It makes zero sense for me. It's the most messed up process to determine a champion in the globe. Like there's not a worse way to determine a champion. But it's supposed to be good for us supposed to be good for us. We talk about it. It's good for radio shows. We get calls, we get buzz, but I think it's actually the last few years have actually been to its detriment that people are actually getting turned off by it. And you could argue it's really killed the pact 12 because they have been completely irrelevant. And once again, like if Oregon loses, which I think they might to Utah, then they're going to be the last few weeks of the season being irrelevant again. So they're just a complete afterthought. Yeah, that's a major problem for the PAC 12. But you know, it would be solved by winning more games. You know, winning more of those. And then you still I think they get this kind of like, hey, look at us. We want one of these non conference matchups, and then you find out, like, hey, LSU's mailed it in. And then you see LSU against Bama where you go, oh, wait, there's still all these NFL guys, even though they're missing 6 of them on defense today, which is what's absurd about that team. Where do you stand on Georgia? Are you like George? No, I'm going to be offensive part of them. It might not matter, but it's not crisp all the time. I mean, they were in a dogfight with flora in the first, you know, 28 minutes of the first half of that game. And I still wonder if stetson Ben it's gonna get benched at some point, but I think they like to dual threat part of him, but the defense is so loaded and I know that you've brought up well, hey, look at the offense as they've gone up against. There becomes a time where the numbers are so dominant after 9 weeks that it's like, all right, fine. You want to point out the opposing schedule. They are kicking the crap out of these teams. But they're not, I'm not afraid of their offense by any means. There's a bunch of offenses that would take over those guys. So I think that that part of them not being this complete team is valid. And even with Bama's offensive line, the Ohio State offensive line. Like if somebody if you said, hey, I got Oregon too. I go to Ohio State three, and then I get bam. I'd be like, okay, you know, the Oklahoma thing we've already established you just disagree about that part of it. You know, and then I think there's another part too where I feel like, hey, what's the cost of a loss? At one loss against a team like a and M, I'm okay with it. They lose to auburn. You know, I don't want to hear about it anymore. You know, it was kind of like Ohio State a couple of years ago where it was like, hey, look how good they are to close. Look, they got two losses. There's other teams that don't. There's undefeated in one loss teams, like a two losses. That's what I'm kind of like, I don't want to hear about your NFL talent anymore. Well, see, this is with Georgia, and it's very similar to what it was with Alabama like when they were with Jake coker. You know, even before that, like a mcelroy, like it was a game manager at quarterback, but the defense was so dominant that you didn't need the quarterback played to be stellar. I do wonder if somebody, you know, and there aren't going to be anybody in the ring. Maybe I think this weekend could be interesting against Tennessee. Like in Tennessee, get some sort of Tennessee's actually not like I'm with you. You were tweeting about him this week. I was shocked that you were calm blending them. But when hooker came in for Milton in the beginning of the year I went, oh my God, this is terrible. That was the pit loss, I believe. And now when you watch him, you go, Tennessee is at least competitive. So go ahead, take it away on them because I thought about tempo with the uptempo, the fact that henon hooker is dual threat. Like I wonder if they could somehow put up some points on this Georgia defense. I think they think the opportunity is there. But realistically, like they'll probably get a little bit SmackDown kind of back to where they were. It shouldn't take away from Tennessee. But I'm curious to see what the shame is that we really haven't got to see it. I don't know if we'll get to see it against Tennessee. We won't get to see them tested until the SEC championship game because I do think regardless of Alabama's offensive line talent. There's just so much talent on the team that they'll be able to at least keep that game competitive. And there have been a couple times that, like, in the first half of games, I would say the two best opponents they played are auburn and Florida, like talent wise. I know Florida's not that good, but talent was across the board. And there were two and a half minutes left and it's three, three nothing. And I had taken Florida getting the 14 and a half. So I'm sitting there like rooting for the Gators with all my might. And then this is and you could either say this is great defense or this is awful quarterback play..

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

07:54 min | 9 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Yes, but I think he finally to try to save his own soil. But I've heard the last few days about people getting mad at next statement because they go off the game as to why he's done the last 7 years is crazy. And if he goes somewhere else, I hope it's outside they see things that go to the hospital him. Jerome, let me make this perfectly clear, okay? Nick Saban is not going anywhere. Because she lost a game. I was talking to a coach earlier today and this coach said, hey, what's the buzz? Meaning what are people saying? And I mentioned this call that we got yesterday. And he said that's the stupidest thing you've ever heard. He said that he said the guy's probably going to the SGC championship game with a new quarterback and a new coordinator. And I think the problem is we judge Nick Saban by Nick Saban standards. He's on the Sabin curve, which means national championship or bust is that fair? No, of course not. Right now I think the reaction is just a tad bit over over the top. Butler is up next in Alabama. We'll find out what butler thinks butler. Oh, Paul, how are we doing, my friend? We are doing well. Thank you. Man, you have a first time listener in the cars we were bringing our child back from the hospital. Just after being born today. Congratulations. Oh, thank you. Thank you, who was born in two days ago, so I'm oblivious. I have no idea what I'm doing. So other than asking parental advice, I'll ask something about football if you don't mind. If you're asking parental advice, I can give you 400 million people better than me. Okay, so and this is something I'm sure you've noticed way better than I have. Over the past few years, Alabama comes off about a week whenever they come off a time where they can race recuperating like their wounds. They normally come back looking a whole lot better a little bit more fired up. That's tend to be an excitement in the coordinator's way. But this, I mean, obviously this past game against LSU that was obviously something. Either it was just a great battle by both sides, which I feel like was a lot of it. But I feel like this is one more notch in the old tinker for saying that we're going to have coordinator changes at the end of the year, but my problem is, I don't know who it would be. I don't know anything about that. I just think that that's probably something later more towards it. We just don't seem to have the aggressiveness. The defensive side of the ball is better, but I just want to know what your thoughts are on that. Yeah, I hear enormous criticism of Bill O'Brien, it's a different offense than we've seen, but remember the personnel is different. I was watching the Steelers game last night and seeing naji Harris score touchdown early and I'm thinking that guy was in the backfield last year and we know about all the receivers. And that's not to say Alabama doesn't have really good receivers. This year, but I think the problem is really up front. You know that. And there is one thing that I do know there is going to say that my son has still yet to say Alabama or get made by tennesse and I'll hang up and listen to the rest of which you have to say for a time. Well, hey, there are a lot of people alive that have not seen Tennessee beat Alabama. Unless you were born before 2006, you have missed that experience. We'll take a break. More to come, as we continue here on a Tuesday afternoon. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Let's get back to the calls. And Daryl is up next. A hell of Daryl. Oh. Hey there. Oh, I'll understand. I understand okay to Tennessee. Not golf Kentucky. But for them to think that they have a limited chance of being Georgia. We've already had our sleep game. Our sleep game, okay? That was against Missoula. We come out sleep walking. That will not happen Saturday. This football team has an opportunity, okay? If they be Tennessee, that'd be the first time I went undefeated in the conference since 19 82. And it ain't gonna happen. Tennessee has a chance. From now, until kick-off, okay? What's that ball's in there? That game is ob. They have a social media bump in there. You know what? Obi-Wan Kenobi. Yeah, I'm still here, Daryl, and are you still in the basement screaming up to your wall phone? No, I'm not in the basement. Hold on one second. A little bit. That was a ship to shore call us. Will is up next in North Carolina. Hello, will. Hey, Paul. I kind of sensed some hesitation Daryl's voice there. I think they're always scared to death of the balls. I would be too. I want to feel the need to start beating your chest when you're the number one team in the country. I don't know. I try calling yesterday and got through, but got disconnected, but I mean, Kentucky had a chance Saturday if Mark stoops and will ever have that fourth quarter melt down there very final seconds, but I mean, I'm just impressed by this Tennessee team. You know, Georgia, Georgia seems to be eating eating everybody's lunch and you know, I'll consider it a victory if we can stay within two touchdowns and we can rebound and continue and finish strong through the season. I totally agree. Hey, thank you for the call. Appreciate your will. Jason is up next in Athens, a hello Jason. Hey, Paul. How are you doing? Well, thank you. So I went to the game, the Missouri game this past weekend. And my beautiful girlfriend with her speech is that it's mom sitting behind us. I look behind me and you know mom, who else is wearing a stetson Ben Jersey as a student care of a monitor? The whole thing. Do you know the sharding quarterback? Figure that out. Right, but you know, I talked to her and I said, you know, I really like her son, and she's like, oh, well, you know, that's not what everyone thinks. She hears all the talk and you know about JT and Kirby should start hammer, whatever. So, you know, and I felt bad for her, but you know, it kind of made me believe instead, you know, like he's the Georgia boy here in the situation of the two and you know, I really don't think the quarterback is going to determine whether we can win at all or not between the two. Well, right, now I don't think I don't think it will. But people obsess over the starter, but as long as you have two good quarterbacks, if one isn't playing well, you bring the other guy in. Kirby smarts well aware of backup quarterbacks beating him. The backup quarterback at Alabama beat him two years in a row. That's the thing. You're right. It's good to have two. The only thing that we haven't seen Kirby done is like Saban knew when to pull that trigger. You know what I mean? That's when he's got to do. So I'm a put a hypothetical and then you can hang off on me. So Tennessee game say we're tied ten, ten, maybe 14, 14 and a half and started that first half. Using JT's going in that third quarter. Yes, I do. That's what I'd expect. Also two Paul, everyone's talking about Dan Moore and it's an Athens love him as the coach of Florida..

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"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

04:49 min | 10 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"But if henon hooker's out of lineup for an extended period of time, I get a little concerned about what their offense might be able to create down the stretch. Greg, what are you seeing and learning from the auburn tigers who have now two road wins against LSU and then it failed, they'll Saturday. I see why everybody self included was pretty dang fired up when Brian hartson arrived on the planes. This is a guy man that's just he's an incredible head coach. I don't know how else to describe it. Right now, they have weaknesses. This auburn team has weaknesses. They're far from a perfect product, but those weaknesses if they don't get addressed immediately, then Brian harsh is essentially going to step in and say enough's enough. And what we saw a couple of weeks ago, Paul was Brian making it difficult decision to fire his receiver coach in the middle of the year because that group as a whole was underperforming. Well, fast forward now a couple weeks and the wide receiver group is almost unrecognizable compared to where they were early in the season. And what that wide receiver group has done, it has filled bow nicks up with a ton of confidence. He's now anticipating throws. He's able to lead guys to where they're running, throwing it to spots on the field and allowing the receivers to run under it because he trusts that the wide receivers will get there. That group's improved drastically. I think the offensive line, while it's not an elite groups on overpowering group, they've done a good job of helping that offensive line with some of the looks in the formations that they've used these last couple of weeks, and then defensively, they have some elite playmakers at the second level and they're letting those guys play free. The pass rush is still a little bit of an issue. And I think the situation last week helped them an awful lot. Arkansas was on the heels of a three game stretch that was just a gauntlet. So I think it definitely was going to be a really difficult game for Arkansas to win. But how can you not be impressed with what you've seen from auburn up to this point? If you're really categorizing and looking at how things are unfolding right in front of us, if you're looking at a potential SEC coach of the year, Brian is on the short list. At this point, with what he's done with a roster that's thin and lacks talent in certain very important spots and with the progress that we've seen from bow nicks here over the last few weeks since he was sat down at Georgia state, how much better he's gotten from that point forward. There's an awful lot to like with the trajectory that auburn's programs currently on, but obviously tough test this week, tough test next week against old myths. So all that's been done well can be undone rather quickly if they don't continue to improve. Greg does it matter who's quarterbacking Georgia? Yes, Paul. It might not matter with all due respect to the likes of who they've played up to this point, no disrespect to Kentucky. Kentucky's just overmatched. They just don't have the personnel. They don't have the horses to be able to keep up when George is playing against the likes of say Alabama. Yeah, it's absolutely matter. And I think sets a good option. I really do. I think he has really probably taken way too much heat. And people give him a hard time about his height and the amount of tipped passes last year, but the last I checked, he went into halftime last year with the lead against Alabama and Tuscaloosa. So it's not like this guy's chopped liver. He's a really good player and he looks better this year is better command this year. However, I think I'd be naive in saying that JT Daniels isn't the most talented option. I think he is. But stetson Ben is extremely good and unless JT Daniels. And I've said this a hundred times Paul and people are well, JT's got to be the guy. He's got to be as soon as he's back. He's got to be thrust in the lineup. Heck no. Stetson Bennett the guy until I know for a fact that JT Daniels is at a 100% because JT and anything less than a 100%. Anything less than say 95% that stetson Ben might actually be the better option. JT Daniels at a 100%, that's embedded at a 100%. JT's the better option. But until we know for sure, the JT is at a 100% and can be accurate with the football. It won't be limited by the pain that he's dealt with during this injury, then I think you have to continue to put stetson out there because he's playing good football and he's done so against some really good competition in the last few weeks. Greg mcelroy always great to have you on thanks, Greg. See you next week. Greg mcelroy joining us from his cabin there with all the X's and O's. We will take a break, more to come, the guys and a few minutes. We have been all over the place talking about Edo and Tennessee and really a comprehensive look at the SEC right there from G Mac. We are back after this. You are listening to the Paul.

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"stetson ben" Discussed on Bet The Board

Bet The Board

07:27 min | 10 months ago

"stetson ben" Discussed on Bet The Board

"Anytime we break down in Georgia, you're going to probably hear this from me at one point or another. I'm not sure how they're going to score. The same thing really applies here. This has all the makings of Georgia Arkansas part two now if somehow, Kentucky is able to manufacture three to four yards a run, they might be able to stay within this number. But if you turn this game on, in Kentucky's getting stuffed early. We'll lavish isn't covering this game for you as a pocket passer. How dare you talk so poorly about we'll have is he of the 189 total passing yards against Florida and South Carolina. In those games and leading Kentucky's offense to a net disadvantage of a 158 yards despite a 2013 victory against the Gators. I can't see a scenario painter. We'll have his doesn't keep them in the game with his arm. You know, all kidding aside, if you take away Wanda, Robinson in the passing game, I'm not sure Kentucky has any other weapons that really truly scare you. Problem being for Kentucky for some of the reason they've been able to have success against George of the last couple of years, their defense has been extremely stout and stingy. I watch this defense now in 2021 in Kentucky fans won't want to hear it, but I don't really care. I get this feeling that this defense is a step maybe two steps below what we've seen in the past. And Georgia gets out of the gates quickly and we're not sure who the starting quarterback will be optimism again, like we talked about at the top of the show that JT Daniels could be the guy. But even if he's not, the rushing success rate they were able to generate against an auburn defensive front should be something they can replicate against a Kentucky team that quite frankly hasn't been challenged physically like they will be on Saturday in Athens. I think that's the interesting component because if you look at some of the rush metrics specifically like EPA, it doesn't look like Georgia can run the football. But they have just been telling people, hey, we're going to hand it off here because we don't think you can score on us and we're going to play a low variance game. And they're still able to manufacture enough yards in the ground. And again, it doesn't look like overly explosive. It doesn't look great with the EPA, but the offenses is really moving the ball. And then going back to what we discussed at the top of the show because some people do kind of peel through that and just go to some of the big game breakdowns. Let's see if JT Daniels plays this week. He practiced early in the week. That's something he has not done the last few weeks. They're saying he's on a pitch count through about 30 passes Monday, reports are no soreness on Tuesday. That is potentially a good sign for Daniels being up this week, but Kirby has been really, really smart and stetson Bennett is more than capable. You're at home. You're a three touchdown favorite. The goal is national championship. And I think Kirby's playing the long game here and being strategic with JT Daniels. That probably would be situation where if he's not a 100% JT Daniels won't play, he's 80% like, hey, throw stets embedded in there again. He's been more than capable. To your point, I think we both believe Kentucky's defense might not be as good as some of the numbers indicate there were questions along the D line coming into the season, especially a tackle. They lost experience at the linebacker level and then two guys in the secondary and Joseph and eccles were both NFL Draft picks. Marc stoops does a good job. It's been all about the system and that defense typically is better than the sum of its parts. But Kentucky just feels like a defense, that might be top 35. But solid, the front 7 does feel like the strength metrically when you look at it. Top 50 in both line yards and stuff rate Kentucky's held opposing ground games to a 35% rushing success rate, their 19th and EPA per rush allowed so they've limited some of the explosive runs and the down to down stuff. But where they've struggled is replacing the NFL Draft picks in the secondary. And whether it's debts and Bennett, or it's JT Daniels, George's advantage is actually through the air. Kentucky a 115th in passing success rate allowed Mark stoops is kind of built this zone defense and he wants to keep things in front. But there's a lot of large throwing windows. And they've also given up some explosives despite playing back which he likes to do. Kentucky's 70th in EPA per pass a lot. So they've given up explosives. They've given up the down to down stuff. Whoever is under center, stetson Ben or JT Daniels, doesn't matter. George has been able to move the ball through the air. There are 11th or better in both EPA per pass and passing success rate. Maybe this is the game taught where early on we see monken throw a little bit more than usual to set up and create space for the run game, the inverse of what Georgia typically does. And if that's the case, then you're going to have Kentucky's defense playing on its heels, a defense that you and I both agree is probably a notch or two below last season. Yeah, keep in mind as well for Kentucky when you look at their schedule of opponents who they faced. LSU probably has the best vertical passing attack and now I know LSU was able to accumulate stats when this game was largely out of reach. But you all in Monroe, Missouri Chattanooga, South Carolina, Florida and LSU. Not even close in my opinion to what you're going to get from stats and Bennett if Georgia does elect to try and stretch the field a little bit. Going back to your other points talking about this Georgia defense just to contextualize with some of the more traditional stats as well. George has allowed just 33 points through 6 games. It's the fewest they've allowed as a program to start a season since 1935. Since 2000 only Wisconsin back in 2019, allowed fewer points through 6 games than what we've seen from Georgia. Georgia's defense allowed just their second touchdown of the season last week against auburn broke a streak of a 171 minutes without surrendering one. Paying their teams right now in World Cup qualifying who can't keep clean sheets longer than Georgia's gone without giving up touchdowns during that particular span. So clearly this is a team. Obviously, with a truly elite defense, and we'll see exactly where the market goes on this game because I'm not saying it's an apples to apples comparison, but at least on the surface, it feels an awful lot like the Georgia game where they were laying 18 and a half against Arkansas. We know that game ultimately closed at 16 and a half, but Georgia went out there and absolutely whitewashed the razorbacks with a ton of public support on a very trendy underdog. Yes. And the one point to the defensive side of the ball for Kentucky. LSU was without a couple weapons on offense, but wasn't himself. He was trying to gut through an injury we see he's out this week. And then you got bad Emory Jones. There's been varying levels of Emory Jones that are super peak or bottom of the barrel. There's really been nothing in between in Kentucky got bottom of the barrel Emory Jones in that contest as well. So even some of the better offenses they've played, there's kind of been an asterisk based upon what version of that team they got as well. Now let me ask you this because you mentioned you brought up soccer, of course. I know you like to bring up hockey, you like to bring up soccer in these football podcasts. Of course you want to say the other day. Did I see they didn't win? We got Concacaf. Like always go down to Central America, put forth a dud of an effort, they complain about the humidity, this that, and the other, it was a questionable lineup to say the least from manager Greg berhalter, but never a good sign pain when you go on the road and you can't muster a single shot on target against the panamanians. I figured you of all people might have some context down in Panama..

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