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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

02:34 min | Last month

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"I mean, I've seen enough Tennessee over the years born and raised here. I would say I'm still a critic. Bryce young obviously will be one of the biggest factors whether he plays or not. Even if he doesn't, I'm not totally convinced that Tennessee could win their defense secondary. I know, like I said, it's an unpopular opinion, but I've seen enough I'll see it when I believe. I'll believe it when I see it. The way this guy doesn't believe in Tennessee. Their defense, their secondary, a lot of question marks right now. I'm just not totally convinced, but like you said, there's certainly enough believers around here. Here's what concerns me. Andrew, he believes the daily Beacon and he's now falling so many other people that have sat in that chair and becoming cynical. Yeah, I think it's just the daily vegan sports editor tradition. I'll follow in its footsteps someday. I try to stay on bias. Well, and I admire that because I really do think that's one of the hardest things when you work at a school newspaper because you're so influenced by your friends who are not only fans, but playing in the game. Yeah, definitely. It kind of hard to separate being a student and a journalist sometimes, but ultimately that's our job and it has to happen. And it's been easier than I thought it would be, especially with since you have such a great year. Well, I would only advise. It's always safer to pick the home team. There's no downside as the school reporter because you might have if you're right, it's great. And if you're wrong, nobody is really going to care. So you're a grown up now. You don't have to listen to that kind of stuff. Hey guys, it's always great to see you. I can't tell you how special it is when we come on this campus to see the daily Beacon riders and now the daily times riders as well. Andrew good luck with your career. I know this is you're about to enter the real world. You have and come back soon. We'll see you guys. Thank you very, very much. Thank you very much, Paul. We have one of those guys who has already moved on. Ross dellinger, he'll join us in a few minutes from Sports Illustrated and Chancellor plowman will be with us. And then a couple of former UT writers who have made it big, Ryan McGee and gene wojciechowski. In the final hour, we'll be right back. Todd thought it would be secure to jog in the cheetah Savannah. Todd believed the big cat repellent he bought online was reliable. And now Todd is trying to be faster than this cheetah that can run 80 mph.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:54 min | Last month

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"What a day it is in Knoxville, Tennessee, the side of the old world's fair right there as we say hello to you. And what an hour we have coming up a couple of young reporters, one of the top college football reporters in the country and the Chancellor at the university of Tennessee. Before we say a lot of our guests, I just saw this not that we sent a lot of time on sports wagering, but some people do. And it just came out that this game here between Alabama and Tennessee has seen the most wagering of any football game this year of this season, including the NFL. So to say this is the biggest game of the year in college football is accurate both from a viewing standpoint and from a wagering standpoint, Alabama started off an 8 and a half point favorite. That is line of slip to 7. The money is on Tennessee. And Josh lane, who we have talked to many times as a member of the UT daily Beacon is joining us. He is now matriculated down the street. To the daily times and maryville and Andrew Peters has slipped into his role. So guys, I feel like you're still a student reporters, even though you're now a professional. It's great to see both of you and Andrew give us the lay of the land on campus as you look at it from where is the daily Beacon right over there? Yeah, you know, kind of like the Florida game. It's just been an insane atmosphere already. People all week of all they've been talking about. I feel bad for professors, because I don't think a lot of work was getting done, especially not the last couple of days. So it's just been a great environment once again, kind of like that Florida game a couple of weeks ago. Yeah, I was driving into campus after I landed this afternoon and it didn't look like anybody was heading to the library. Josh, it's great to see you again. And it's hard to imagine that we've talked to you and your colleagues at the school newspaper over the years. To think about this moment in time. Yeah, absolutely. The success that Tennessee has and now the way that Alabama is looked this year and of late, I don't know, I feel like now more than ever, Tennessee fan will always have that kind of extra optimism or belief in their self but now I feel like it's more grounded in reality. A lot of the words I've heard in class is not optimistic, but confident Tennessee fans, a lot of students, people here on campus, they're actually confident and now that they have not only a chance against Alabama, but to beat them. I think that's the first time in a very, very long time that the balls have been able to say that and actually have anything to back it. And on that subject, Andrew, and I realized we're off the field, whether this impacts the field or not. I happen to think sometimes it does because the same guys that will be playing out there from our afternoon are in these classrooms. They're hearing things, how would you describe the campus away from the football team, but just the students right now who lets be honest, we have gone through a long, extremely long period of torment. Yeah, you know, I think you said to keep it off the field. But I think whenever the football is not going quickly too. Yeah, you know, whenever the football team's good, the basketball team's good baseball team is good. It just kind of gets everybody excited. Kind of brings everybody together. And especially after kind of being online for two and a half, three years, people are kind of coming together once again, being in the classrooms, doing group projects. I think there's kind of a sense of togetherness across the entire campus. Student organizations are back together, people can just kind of be normal college students again. And so I think that's just kind of brings a sense of wholeness. And Andrew, that's a good point because even though we were all back last year, we weren't we weren't completely back. It still felt awkward at times, no matter where you were going. It doesn't feel that way anymore. Yeah, no. It definitely does not. People can eat together again. It just feels like a completely different campus than my first two years here. At Tennessee. Let's talk about the field. And Josh, you've covered this team. You know these players, it seems like it's all about the offense. It seems like most of it starts with hendon hooker. What makes Tennessee so overwhelming? So potent, so powerful right now under Josh Eiffel. Yeah, hinden hooker obviously, I mean, there's not much that hasn't been said about him. I think at the beginning here, when you look at hooker, it was kind of a fun imagination that, yeah, he might be a Heisman candidate now. Well, now, halfway through the season, that's a legitimate thing that could happen. And this might be one of the games if he has a great performance that kind of boosts into that. So it starts with hinden hooker, obviously, but you look at the wide receiver depth at tennis C was said or Tillman who's been out for a couple of weeks for jaylen high at the step of rymel Keaton. All those guys and they're just so fast and explosive. They've been taken advantage of the defenses, some good defense LSU was a solid defense going into that game. And they torched them. So I think it's obviously offense. That's what Josh he pulls calling card is. It's hooker, who's having one of the best years of his career. And that's after he had a really great year last year in Tennessee not losing anything even with Cedric Tillman going out. And Andrew, I really like what you said a minute ago about this campus because we forget because they did not win it all that until that super regional Tennessee baseball. There really wasn't another school playing baseball. Basketball has well established here. But football has nodded, it's lagged, and even while Rick Barnes had a program number one a couple of years ago and obviously the women's basketball program is back. But in terms of the atmosphere, I've heard it described countless times where it's going to be insane. But it seemed like it was insane against Florida, wasn't it? Yeah, yeah, it absolutely was. I don't think it takes a lot for Tennessee fans to get excited. I think that's pretty obvious, but yeah, you know, after a couple of good wins, they get the dominating win week one, and then you get on the road to pit and pick up a huge one there. I think that was kind of enough to get these Tennessee fans bought completely and pipe all comes in has a great year one. And Tennessee fans already bought in. But there are those critics. Who will say, okay, they didn't say it before the Florida game, but they are saying it out in Florida. A bit of a pretender, Tennessee had those momentary lapses, games shouldn't have gotten down to the final player too. Pittsburgh has been exposed. Josh, is that really matter or are there still enough believers in this Tennessee team to think that tomorrow could be the moment that the earth finally shakes? There's certainly enough believers.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:38 min | Last month

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Has been and we're in the final hour of a program that I am going to remember for a long time for some of the moments and maybe to this moment. Ryan McGee, you see a lot here. Our gridiron guest brought to you by johnsonville Ryan McGee who's often here. The next guest is not here very often on this program. His name is gene roger house. He's been a friend of mine since I was in college. And we wrote a book together and I still can't spell your last name. This is going to seem like the longest tower. It was final hour. Do you food? That was sponsored by food. Yes. Why is there any here? Did you guys meet right over here? This is circle part. I made this mistake. I told Ryan McGill just to Jean worked on my staff at the UT daily Beacon. And I was not a great judge of talent. I didn't think you were going to make it. Either did my mom, so. I need to support your feelings. And there were even more people who didn't think I was going to make it. And look at us now. And here we are. I'm watching you guys on television all the time. Circle park is right there. Behind you. That's where I met my wife. And that's where you guys met. I think that's apropos, as we say. Very romantic. Gene was a football player. And I didn't care for football players. I said, why does a football player want to be a sports writer? He was the only sports editor who didn't like sports. But what I loved about him. Very true, by the way. What I loved about him is, and I'd never met anybody like this before, who he's in college. And by the way, he had long hair. The picture, the one picture that always shows up on the Internet is one of my favorite pictures of all time. But he was not afraid to confront and to ask hard questions and to antagonize and to dig a little bit in the spirit of that's going to be a better story. And I had never met anybody like that before. So you were a revelation well in a way. And I hate to say this because it speaks ill of all the great communication and journalism schools. But the reason I was like that because I wasn't in that communication and journalism school here. I was a liberal arts major, and I didn't know what the rules were. Well, you taught us that there are no rules sometimes. So if only something good would have happened with your career since then. Well, and you're writing books. Yeah. Yeah, it's great. Gene is also responsible for one of my wife's favorite stories. So about 8 or 9 years ago. I end up doing, I don't even know how to describe this. This was a memoir of sorts of ascent to ESPN and the first year. So gene comes out to our House in Birmingham. And we're sitting in the living room and first of all, we have an Australian shepherd. Who unfortunately is now in I was about to say heaven, there's no guarantee on that with this dog. Yes. He was the meanest dog on the face of the earth. And he started, I'll let you pick up the story. So we were sitting in your living room or something, and we're getting ready to do these interviews. And I hear like this thumping behind me, and I'm like, what the hell is this? It was this huge cujo. Dinosaur like dog. Rolling himself at the window to try to get to me. And had somehow he gotten through, there would have been just little bits and pieces of me left. Wow. Bones. But the dog had no but the dog was okay with you? Or would he get mad at you? No, he thought I was somehow. You were an intruder. I get it. Being all the time? He loved me. He loved that like anywhere. You smell that daily Beacon blood. He's like, we're in the same family. Yeah. Wow. You just saw my friend and my college roommate Larry Silverstein. Larry came to stay with us while it says Larry, whatever you don't turn your back on this dog. I told him a hundred times. So there you are. There's Larry. So Larry decides he's going to, he's doing great with the dog. So he gives him some milk. A dog laps up the milk and Larry turns around to come in. Yeah. He grabbed his leg. He had not eaten in a month. They call him one leg Larry. One leg Larry. And there's blood everywhere. Great. But that's not the story. Rest in peace. How old did the dog live? Too mean to die. He was left to be 13. They're right, exactly. Wow. It's one of the few dogs that when he died, the neighborhood cheered. His name was cuddles. Yeah, he's dragged neighbors into heaven. The dog's name was trooper and I named him after trooper Taylor who at the time was at Tennessee. Wow. It was just such a cool thing. So I'm sitting there with Jean. And I know you guys are the guests, but that's not watching this TV show. This is amazing. Genes asking me all these questions. What was it like when you're in college? What was it like? We were doing this. And I finally said, gene, I don't mean to be brewed here. I don't know if you remember this. I said, but I don't really feel comfortable talking about myself.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:22 min | Last month

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Show podcast. Out of pocket tomorrow, they have a special show as they get ready for Alabama, Tennessee, what an afternoon we have had here, and it's not over yet. Squirrel. Is up next. Hey, Paul, but I didn't pass out. And nobody had to put me on a cart. I survived it somehow. You remember that fairytale. That was one of the legends that are fairytales. And when he talked about getting shanked in prison, it was pretty funny. But last week, true story. Last week, true story, I'm driving down I 20 going to vote your city. Your stomping grounds. To make my brother from Texas and I'm dropping off my 85 year old mother. And she's going to stay with him and see what he said. Outside checking to the show and I'll turn on the radio and literally the first words out of speaker was your number one leg humper screaming. Square arrow here no man. I ain't got to beat you up. Something in my mom was like, are they talking about you? I said, no, I think it doesn't matter. And I turned it off. The radio outlet, but legend, if you listen, if you care poster of a man every morning when you wake up, like you said you did. And if you know the jock size of literally every Alabama football player and at the first thing you think about a man is whether he's handsome or not, I may know why you're having trouble keeping a woman and I'd be glad to count, she will count you off there. Or some of that nature. Because I have no hatred for the legend, like you think so does. I was essentially marketing him on Twitter. We need to have a summit here. There's too much the starfleet. I was with, I've been with you. You think a one single person I hate, actually. I've been with squirrel a couple of times, this is a peace loving man. I wouldn't say that. I'm not talking about politics. I'm talking about colors. But no, but legend, I mean, first of all, led you, he's just all lip. He beating up on nobody. I mean, you know, I mean in all honesty, when you're a murderer, that ain't something you get exposed. You know what I'm saying? But there were mitigating circumstances in the murder, okay? Well, I know the other guy didn't have a gun. That was one of the circumstances, and I don't know whether that term would, but I will remember this getting back to why I was trailing on him. The dude takes his Danny Sheridan wannabe. And he thinks he's a handicapper and I think his record for the years like 7 and 9, which puts him in around. 34%. I'll tell him, you could literally draw a name out of a hat. And do better than 43%. Hey, hey, squirrel. That's better than most people at ESPN who are predicting games. Well, you should well, why don't you hire him? If he's so marketable, I mean come on, so you should hire this thing. We're going through a bit of a financial crisis right now at the show. The sand glass is running the sand is running out on this dude. We cut our budget for callers. I mean, we're still negotiating with the other guy, you know, I'm talking about and we're saving a little money for it. You missed out on that. I don't know why you elevated legend and number one because you really missed the boat on that one. And we've told you ahead other times when you've been making a mistake and you didn't listen to us. You really need to get paid 54 back at the status. It needs to be, you know, I'm just remember when he's telling you about Paul, they want to fund the police. You go, oh, that's what posture is. Nobody ever do that. Okay, I was wrong. What can I tell you? I was reading the newspaper that day. I believe what I read. I was watching. You're making a mistake right here. Trust us with this. I thought every network told the truth about the news. I didn't realize it handled the pressure. Jim can handle the pressure being number one legend obviously can. I mean, it's obvious. So again, I would rethink that, but as your show, thanks for taking my call. Thank you. Thank you, squirrel. Always such a pleasure. Scott is up next. Good afternoon, Scott. Hello, Paul. Congratulations on your well deserved Hall of Fame honor. Thank you so much. I appreciate you saying that. Well, you're very welcome. I grew up in Knoxville with Carrie Lambert. I've called you a couple of times before. Oh, yeah, sure. Sure. Absolutely. For years. When we were in school, you were writing for the daily Beacon. I was anchoring sports on channel ten. And bob kesling took my place on channel ten when I left to go to Louisville. I've been in Dallas for the last 40 years, just retired last year. Oh, congratulations. Thank you. By the way. Well, you know what? I started in radio when I was 14. I got on TV when I was 19. I was just very, very blessed. I just got a couple of real quick questions. I know you've got you're on the clock. I love listening to your college squirrel. I love squirrel. I'm Ann. I heard legend earlier today. Paul, how many mirrors do you think legend has in his house? I'm just trying to think of a suite at the Caesars Palace of the many. Okay, my serious question to you is 5 major college teams have 8 home games this year. Is it fair that Ohio State Michigan UCLA and a couple of SEC teams get 8 home games compared to everyone else who has 6 or 7? I don't think it is, but there's almost nothing, as you know, equitable in college football. Yeah. All right, sir. So hey, by the way, thank you very much. Tell me this. Now that you've walked away from 40 years in the industry, what do you do with yourselves? Well, I watched Paul find bomb on the SEC network. That might be the one thing that keeps me working because I don't have a fine bomb share to watch.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:10 min | 3 months ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"And it is back to school week. Remember when you were younger, some of you loved this week, others said, I can't believe summer's over. Which one do you think I was? Welcome back to the show. And we did this every year. It's really, I think, probably the best thing that we do, because we get to connect with we're really with a lifeblood of the SEC as those of the young people on the college campuses. And we're talking beginning right now with one of those young college reporters. Josh lane, who is the sports editor of the UT daily Beacon of Knoxville. Josh, thanks for being our first guest. We hope all is well. I have a feeling there's a lot of excitement building and buzzing on your campus. How are you? Yeah, I'm doing well, Paul. Thanks for having me. Good time to be here. It is great. We saw it today with the AP poll coming out that the vaults were literally right outside of the top 25 when you consider where this program was a year and a half ago on that dark day when Jeremy Pruitt was fired. It's almost inconceivable to think of what Josh has done describe what it's been like for you as a reporter and a student seeing all of this unfold. Yeah, Paul has been pretty exciting, one of the first things I got to do when I stepped up to the editor position was cover that Pruitt firing right. There's a big paper, big specialist to their. So that was a lot of work, but since then coming in and you do go through the process of a coaching change and coaching hires, there's a lot of work that goes with that, but then this first season last year just so exciting. You hear about the offensive Josh hypo brings in but see you in action and see the steps that hidden hooker and center till when all those guys took really, really exciting, exciting work. Just for me as a student and all my fellow students to experience, but also as a reporter, just a cool thing to experience and to get to cover so I'm excited for where we're going this year. Josh, we were up there late last year and I mean, we know about hypo as the offensive play caller and his offensive prowess. But what really struck me in talking privately to one of the football players was the buy in of him personally and you being a student can understand this better than those of us on the other side. Can you describe what it's like on that campus the relationship? With just students and hypo and especially the players in hypo. Yeah, I mean, everyone that I've heard talked about Josh hyper is raved about him, right? I mean, with Jeremy crew before then he just, I guess it's a personality thing sort of, but he's kind of, I don't know, reserved is maybe the best word for that, but he definitely did not connect with the players and definitely the fan base as much as Josh Harper does a note hybrid was always active on Twitter and just a few minutes ago they landed a recruit and Josh pipe was always tweeting about that. I know fans love that. The players they love playing for him. He's just one of those coaches that brings out the best in those players that really connects with them. So I think just the success helps, of course, but I think it's kind of personality based too a little bit with Josh Eiffel and just just how much he really loves and cares about being here and that's one of the earliest things he said when he was first hired was that Tennessee was such an important college football town. You know he's he knows what he's walking into here and just kind of the way he's able to bring about this program in success. The fans respect that and so I think he reciprocates that. Josh lane, the sports editor of the UT daily Beacon talking to Josh, I know you and some of your colleagues have been breaking down the team and trying to get to where those season would be one in lost. As you try to talk to the people that matter and look at it through your own eyes, what sets this team of heart other than the obvious the quarterback position where do you think the season will be will be determined? Well, offensively, they're running back game right. They lost time on Evans. He transferred out to jabari small, is going to be stepping up there. I think you might, I think he's going to have a good year, right? He come in and he's kind of transformed his body he's picked up a bunch of weight to help himself out, be more versatile as a running bag. And the coaching staff was really talked about him and just the mindset that he's had coming in, knowing that he's the number one guy. That's really helped him out the offensive line. They're returning for their starters, 5 stars from a year ago. So that's very experienced line. The left tackle position is the one that's still open. Probably not going to know who the starter there is for another week or so. But again, offensively, I think there's a lot of experience that are obviously where you guys saw that Cedric toman Lee in the way. But I think if you look at Tennessee's defense and last year, just kind of middle of the road for them. That's the one where I think that's where the season is going to be one and lost to say how you did, right? Cornerback debt, this kind of thin right now, still a lot of questions there up and down the defense. So I think depending on how they play that might determine how far Tennessee's offense goes. Josh, let's talk a little bit about your role and your colleagues role at the UT daily Beacon. It's certainly a great time. And any young person's life, let's talk a little bit about you for a second. What brought you to Tennessee? Well, I've lived here in Knoxville, my whole life. Really, I couldn't imagine going anywhere else other than college, right? I mean, it was the closest one in financially and made the most sense for me, but I mean, I grew up just Tennessee was always a part of me, you know? Being here right outside the college town went to a lot of games and stuff as a kid. I just really couldn't imagine going anywhere else. And so yeah, I'm super happy with how everything's worked out, all the opportunities. I've gone here and kind of how all of Tennessee athletics are trending right now on the right direction. It's really worked out for me to be here at this time. In terms of your own existence, being that the sports editors are really cool position you get to do things that probably the average student can't. You have access. What has that been like, especially for someone who was a fan and grew up around that program and now has an all access pass to see everything that's imaginable. Yeah, it's been pretty good.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:32 min | 3 months ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Today from this is the first day of our back to school. We have a young reporter from the daily Beacon, the Tex ags. We have our friend Jim caval and we go to vandy. So everybody will be mentioned this week's Norman is up next. Good afternoon, Norman. Good afternoon to you, mister fine, bob. I know you recall me. It referee. Sure. Yeah. You gotta use the play for the gamers. Anyway, let me just go get to this. This is back the law school. It is not a football school. Look how many times you have college game day in Lexington, Kentucky. You all have college game day for football and elections. So, you know, I thought I thought mister barnhart was a little importation to take sides in this matter. But I'm happy for the football team. Let me offer one thing and I'm not trying to get in the middle of the battle up there, but in the context of history you are correct. But if you look at present what matters present day, what Mark stoop said is also correct. The money right now is in football. Even in Kentucky, Kentucky basketball is a very big deal. We all know that. But it doesn't generate the money that the SEC football package is generate. And that's really what Mark was saying and I think that's where calipari aired. He insulted the football program and there's no scrubbing away of that, especially a football program that has come so far. And I thought of all the things that stoop said, the line about we weren't born on third base was a major shot. I mean, we know the condition of the Kentucky basketball program. When Cal took over, Billy Gillespie was a misfit. But had Billy Donovan taking the job, like he was offered a couple of years earlier or somebody of his ilk, if Scott drew got hired today, you don't think this program would continue and maybe even improve. I think that's what I think that's where the argument lies. Thanks for the call. Wallace is up next in Kentucky. Hello, Wallace. Hey, Paul, glad to talk to you today. Thank you. I was in Indianapolis 2015, watched the UK game against Wisconsin. I managed to go in that game. I knew we weren't going to win it. And it was basically because he was getting out coach. You could see it spent the last 5 minutes watching him. His philosophy has been and always will be that my talent is better than your talent and we're going to beat you and I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing. He's not able to coach what I call on the fly. If someone has figured out what he's doing, he can adjust what they're doing to adjust the hand. He's not able to. I believe he's a great recruiter. But as far as coaching is a mediocre coach, I think there's probably at least 20 other coaches out there that are bigger coaches onto the football side. Stoops is an excellent coach. She's allowed his coaching to recruit the players. That he's getting now. He's really increased the talent level in football. He's bringing some really good players there. His coaching ability, where he brought that program to 9 day, I think that I agree with you I think it's time for us to move on from calipari. I think Mitch barnhart was giving him a lifetime contract because since then he's really done nothing. Well, thank you. And I think some people up in Kentucky distorted some views from here about Kentucky replacing Cal. I've always been a fan of Cal. I'm just simply stating the obvious right now that you have to take a long look. Nobody's firing a guy with a lifetime contract, especially coming off of a really good season last year other than the fact that Kentucky lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament. You can't scrub that away, but the one thing that John Keller Perry can't do is antagonize people, and he has antagonized people this week. And he didn't handle it very well for a guy who was supposedly a master of public relations. And it's still lingering out there. And I think you have to look at Mitch barnhart the other day and say, you know, sure he have done what he did. Well, why not? He's the one who has stuck his neck out to build the football program. Nobody had to do anything. I mean, Randy and I could have hired a coach for Kentucky after you agree? After Billy Gillespie got shown the door. That wasn't difficult. Yeah, you had to go to Memphis and talk Cal into it. And you never had a good thing going in Memphis. But it's not tough to say yes to the university of Kentucky. And his resume is phenomenal there. But he hasn't won a title in ten years, hasn't been to the final four since 15. He's come close. And ultimately, that's really not enough. To satisfy Kentucky fans as long as you don't insult a football coach who has built the program literally from the ground. Up. We'll take a break. We have a lot to do on our show and we'll start talking to some of the finest young student journalists in the country coming up next. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:03 min | 6 months ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"He's made a big contribution to our program and more than anything he has made all of us remember our dad's a week or two before Father's Day. Yeah. I wanted to ask you, do you have any recommendations or any articles that you might have written when you were at UT? No, I'm serious. He remembers. Oh, wow. Let me say that. Ranger, let me say one thing. I was back there a couple of months ago for the Georgia game and I went by I was invited to speak to the daily Beacon staff and they had out the my senior year a big book of all of all the articles. And I wanted to talk more about the person that he used to report to you, and that's Howard Harris, who I know has passed away, but he was such a tremendous influence for all of the young reporters because he was, I always thought he had the greatest job in the world. And you would ask, why is that? Because he got to go to every Tennessee game. He got to go to he was the I think it was the PA announcer of the score at the basketball games. And I saw his assistant a couple of months ago, bud Ford. I don't know if you knew bud. Has been Chris Christmas evenings with him. Okay. And I was leaving, I was leaving the arena in tampon, ran into bud, and I was just so glad to see bud look, he didn't look any different than he did when I was in school. He looked great. And those two guys and I know I'm waxing poetic here. If you'll let me indulge me for so long. But ranger. Back then, the people that ran publicity for every university took tremendous pride in it, and they tried to help whether it was a young reporter like me or someone at the new sentinel or the Knoxville journal or the local TV stations. I mean, that was part of their job. Today's public relations people, it seems often spend more time trying to shield their coach than trying to help him. And I don't know if there was nobody better than Haywood. And he inspired me and I'm glad we were able to get a chance to pay tribute to someone like that. Do you is there anything right off the top of your head? Do you think that I could read that comes to your mind that I can engage my dad in conversation with him? And give me the give me the time frame that he was there. He started as the reporting to Haywood in the I think late 60s. Doug Dickey was there? Doug Dickey. And then all the way up to I'm going to say 80 5 ish. Yeah, so I would have crossed path with him at some point. I will tell you this one line and it may jog some memory. I got into trouble over a number of things I did is just campus sports editor and Haywood Harris once remarked to one of my to an older colleague that Paul finebaum single handily may have set relations between the daily Beacon in the sports information office back about 30 years. So that's the one thing I remember very vividly that but you know what, I tell you that story because as troublesome and as misdirected as I was, I still had, they still treated me well. They didn't and today, if somebody did what I did back then they wouldn't give the young person the time of day. I was trying to look for something that I can read in that time period. Well, I covered, you know, I covered the end of I covered the end of Bill battles rain and the return to Johnny majors, which is really my getting to know coach majors was such a such an amazing treat for me. And I'm sure for your dad as well. Oh, yeah. Yeah. And me as well, because he allowed me to be ball boy. I'll tell you what, ranger. I am going to do this. I'm going to go home this weekend and look around and see if I can uncover anything. And if I can find it, let's talk sometime next week or soon after they're in, I will figure out a way to make sure you get it. Let's take a break here. Thank you very, very much in the best to Robert. We have a lot to do, especially to speak 12 story, which we only touched on a few minutes ago, but it could be big. I mean, we've said that before, but we'll talk to our guest max Olsen here in just a moment. You are listening to the Paul fine bomb Joe podcast. Street games, and they were almost like sport extensions of the black party. It wasn't just about basketball. It's about culture. You're just trying to figure out how we could go see some of these games. They added a disrespect. That's how you break somebody. This is the story of the greatest mixtape ever. 30 for 30%, the greatest mixtape ever now streaming on ESPN+..

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:24 min | 7 months ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"And we walking me back. We are here for 30 more minutes, and we appreciate you sticking around with us. As we go into over time, let's check in with Swami in Tennessee. So I'm gonna get afternoon. Hi, big guy, Paul. Thanks for taking my call. Thank you, Swami. About this and IO. I really don't care what cope Satan says or for that matter. Any other coach about this in IO because I really don't know how to really I'll be based on this. What I think is, they just need to let this thing play out for about 5 or ten years and just see what happens. How good or bad it is. Because we're just, you know, we're always too quick to try to change policy on some of that. Have a great weekend. Thank you so much. You'd be well. Thanks so much. Let's talk to Joe next up in Virginia. Hello, Joe. Hey Paul, how are you doing tonight? Joe, we are doing great. Thank you. Hey, listen, full disclosure, I'm a Tennessee graduate. In fact, I was in school when you were the sports editor for the daily Beacon. Oh my. What a treat that must have been as a student to have such a fledgling writer entertain you a couple of times a week. Well, as we refer to it the daily bacon, well, I hope I hope you prospered from your Tennessee education. Well, I certainly did. Hey, I want to worry in on this next segment thing, but just give you a little background now. I know that Tennessee fans that are probably under the age of 50. They want to be Florida and Georgia. What they consider two big rivals. When we were growing up, it was the third Saturday in October. We wanted to beat Alabama, warden anything. But we respected Alabama. And that was always a classic game going back to when general nealon was coaching. And while I want to see us beat Nick Saban before I die, the reality is I agree with him. This NIL thing is going to ruin college sports because the schools like Texas like Texas a and EM that have these boosters that have all kinds of money, they can pay these huge deals to the recruit and correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't a and M, didn't they have the number one recruiting class. No, that is correct. Yeah, well, I wonder why. So all I'm saying is I absolutely agree. The answer away the idiots there have got to put some kind of limits on this. Otherwise, it is going to destroy college sports. Well, Joe, I hear you loud and clear. The problem is there is very little they can do right now because they did so little in the years leading up to exactly. And I think it's easy to say what everything you've said, but I blame the people that are in charge. And the people that really are in charge are the presidents of universities who really have greater influence on how the NCAA operates. And they all, I mean, they're all in Knoxville and Nashville and everywhere else running their universities while they let this absolute loser name Mark emirate destroy the NCAA. Well, I couldn't agree we can more on that point and I think the answer actually just didn't think it would happen. And if they did think it was happening, they didn't know how to deal with it, which we've obviously seen they didn't know how to deal with this. Well, I don't know how they couldn't have seen it when this Ed o'bannon case was decided a number of years ago by the Supreme Court. It was the template for what this is all about. He was simply trying to recapture money for his name image and likeness when he played and everybody laughed it off. And it's been a ticking bomb for 8 or 9 years now. Hey, thank you very much for saying hello. I appreciate it. More of your phone calls right now if you want to call us at 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5. You can chime in before the week is over. Justin is in auburn and you are next up. Hey, Paul, how's it going? Hey, Justin. Hey, I'm sure you don't remember, but we've met a couple of times, or we met once. We talked a few times, but I just wanted to say that I think they've been full of crap. Every time that the guy got beat by miles on and auburn, every other year, he had a rule changed. I mean, the guy is full of crap. He's a hypocrite. Anytime one of his lower players, the second or third string that breaks a rule, you know, he gets kicked off the team. Yeah, you know, first ring God, one of his primary guys, he got at the transfer portal, just got busted for wheat. A few years ago, if that guy wouldn't have been a starter, he's probably kicked off the team. He's a hypocrite, and he's full of crap. Hi, this is Brian windhurst. Twice a week on my podcast that he collected, my conversations about the NBA's top storylines, but the league's preeminent analysts and plugged in insiders from encore analysis all star and postseason awards ballots, the latest tradeoffs.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:21 min | 1 year ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Was stunned. I was watching it and my wife said Alabama looks horrible. I said, they'll be don't worry. That wouldn't mean it together, right? Yeah. And when it didn't happen, it was like, oh my goodness. Yeah. Maybe this is maybe this theme isn't so good. If it wasn't for the defense and I mean, specifically will Anderson in that game, we wouldn't even be talking about the Georgia matchup. Because that would have been over in dead and gone, if not for a couple big defensive stops there in the fourth quarter. So we got to stop TRE long birch, straight line Smith. I got talented players on Arkansas team and they're physical, of course, KJ Jefferson 6 four two 30. I mean, that's the prototype quarterback, right? To beat Nick Saban's strong defense, you got to have a guy that can run the ball down your throat, and I think, you know, he has a chance to do that. Let's talk a little bit about you and where you work. We had such a great time over the summer talking to student reporters. We had a friend of ours on from the daily Beacon in Knoxville. I had a great opportunity to visit with the students. And you know, this conversation is a real passion of mind to hear what how student reporters like you are treating it. So let's take us inside your newspaper office always special to be part of something like Alabama. Describe that experience for the last couple of years since you've been on the team. Yeah, I think a lot of people around, you know, think when they think of student journalists and all that kind of stuff, it's more like, oh, they're not professionals. They don't do that. And this and that and they're not, they're not maybe as qualified, it's credible as the professional people are. I think that's wrong. I think a lot of people do great work. I mean, it's not just about sports either. I mean, we got a lot of people doing great work at The CW for all kinds of things. And I think it just needs to be more seriously because I mean, for me, I do everything I write everything I do is I act like it's my job. My real job for the whole for the future. So when you put something out there that you know is going to be published and you know it's going to be read by people and I mean, once it's out there it's out there. That's why they say about the Internet. So I treat everything like I have to do it to my best. So like my future employer will see it. And I think that's what a lot of students do and we should be I think journalists and college should be taken a lot more seriously. I think you would agree with that bat. Did people treat you like that back in when you're in college? They did not mean as well. There was always this conflict. And I had our friends and Knoxville last week made it clear because I joked with them about how editorially independent are you when you're at a place where the school page for the electricity and they pay for. And there's always this battle and I wonder at a place like this though where there's so much history on this campus, not only from a football standpoint, but just from a student government standpoint that it's an endless it's a documentary that needs to be done. But where do you young people find the confidence to do what you're supposed to do? And that's not to be muckrakers. It's to ask questions and seek the truth. I think a lot of people in this business when you're getting a degree like this, you have to be at that kind of person that like a go getter somebody that has confidence in yourself because I think a lot of people judge journalists and stuff for taking the easier route and covering sports is like easy and not the hardest job in the world, but there's a big confidence component to it and I think for a lot of people, that's what keeps them going as themselves and they know that they're good at what they're doing and they're just as credible as the people that are around them professionally. This sounds like a parental question, but I'm going to ask it. What's next for you when you finally wrap up your training here? You know, that's always the question from grandparents and stuff. I don't know. You know I've really loved writing. I love what I've done here with The CW, but I think my true passion is being on television, you know, being on radio, I do a weekly show at the radio station here on campus WA 90.7, once a week, talk sports. So I mean, I guess same track he went down, right? I mean, writing in radio and all this stuff and I think TVs where I really want to be, but, you know, if it's right if writings where I end up, I'd be just as happy doing that. I didn't have an opportunity to I covered a transition in coaches. I did have an opportunity like you at the beginning of my career covering what I thought was the greatest coach in college football history. What's it like covering Nick Saban, who now is the greatest coach in college football history? I think it's taken for granted by a lot of people Nick Saban's what he's done here. I think in and out every year, it's just kind of like Alabama's Alabama, right? And the students kind of have that mentality and I think that's why you see sometimes the crowds are not full and you know, people are shocked when we lose, right? It's just because there's been that consistent basis of Nick Saban's our coach. He's gonna take us to the playoff every year that people, you know, there's a sense of entitlement with students maybe and you know it's crazy getting to cover them. I mean, the greatest coach ever walked the sideline. I think in any team sport ever. And you know, I think we got a coach coming up soon and Nate oats that could get to that. Let me ask you about that as we close because he was here earlier. And it is stunning to sit here and look at him and he mentioned having won a state championship, but 9 years ago or something. High school math teacher 90 years. Less than that. And he had a team last year that was capable of winning at all. And made a great run. What do you see in him when you cover it? And I know you're about to cover his game. Right. Right. It's a big difference. You know, growing up in Alabama fan watching Alabama and basketball I've seen Anthony grant come through here. I've seen Avery Johnson come through here. And there's always that excitement at the beginning of their career, right? We're going to get this done. We're going to be a great team. We're going to recruit well, we're going to play this way. And it all kind of ended up being maybe not lies, but it just never worked out for those guys. And I think when oats came here, we a lot of people were thinking, it's just to be the same thing. You know, he's going to say, we're going to play fast. We're going to score a lot of points. We're going to be a great basketball team. Is that really true? And I think what makes him stand out is he's really done that. I mean, he's been here for two years. His first year, obviously, COVID happened, and I don't think we're going to make the term either way, but last year, team that absolutely could have made the final four and I mean, really could have won national championship. Austin had him from the crimson and it's.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

07:30 min | 1 year ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Oh no. It would have been a funeral. But you know what? You know what? I think the fact that you had the wherewithal in such a quick change to notice that your zipper was because I gotta be honest. I walk out to all the time in the bathroom and my zippers down. And I think, oh, lord. Because you're not a man. Okay, anatomy differences. Yep, I get it. Yeah. Wow. Cute reacts like no. You're 30 years old and you just realize riding a keys right there. Oh, oh, oh. I mean, man, the man checked their zippers. You check your zipper, Ryan. When you get out of the bathroom? Don't ask, cam. He's a Tennessee graduate. He's taking Laura. Thank you. We'll more on the zipper zipper game. Hey, you know what I want to know? I want people to tweet us their stories of when they had their fly down in the most embarrassing moment. I want all of them. Fine bob. Cat Laura. At Laura. I want these stories. I love them. Knoxville's beautiful. Let's talk to those overalls. You don't have to worry about your fly in the overalls, right? It's already up. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. And we welcome you back. We are live in Knoxville. Final hour and change in Ryan McGee joins us here on set. Another homecoming for you. Yeah, I was just telling Laura that I had a girl break up with me. I didn't eat that tree right there. The one on the right. Did you really? Yeah. It was and we were that couple. You know, the couple has the argument out in public, nearby is changing classes and they're like, oh, no, I can't believe they're arguing out in public. And it's all they have right there. So there you go. I'd forgotten about it. Now I hate to bring back the zoom with my therapist later. How you doing? It was come coming for you too. So I think we both went over circle park, right? Yeah, we had a conversation over at the daily Beacon office with all the student reporters today. It was really fun. Yeah, I went down to I never wrote for the Beacon. But I did radio at wut. For sure. 90.3 I used to walk past it every day. Yeah, there you go. Well I went down there and yeah, it was great. It was interesting because so much throughout campus has changed. Oh yeah. But when you go into the campus radio station, it's still smells exactly like it did in the 90s. So yeah, so it felt good. I'm not sure I passed it every day. I'm not sure I've ever been in there. If you would like to go one down. I got people down there. I'll be happy to take you down there. Because at the time, the idea of being on the radio just did not so all right, so just to be clear. Yeah. I am a senior writer to ESPN and I never wrote for the daily Beacon of Tennessee. And you have made a fairly comfortable living in radio over the years and you never worked on the campaign. I never even I mean, I'm trying to remember, I don't know if worried, where it used to be was on the same floor as the newspaper. I walked past it every day and I had zero interest in ever walking. No, there's probably smoke coming out of the car. Everyone in there. Well, I'm serious. If you'd like to go. Yeah, I would. I've got people. Really love it to her. I don't know that I've ever I don't know that I've ever been trying to think if I was ever in the office of the daily Beacon. I love the day. I was a voracious daily Beacon reader. Like I would eat lunchable myself and read the Beacon and all that, but I did not share this with the staff today, but a lot of things happened in that office. So imagine just imagine them what may or may not have happened in the campus radio station. An alternative rocket to o'clock. Yeah. I remember listening to it. Yeah, the statute of limitations. I'm pretty sure it was expired, if you'd like. That was the old joke for you. Radio jocks out there. Why did certain songs get play like stairway to heaven? Either got a DeVita. Yeah, it got it. Like 15 minutes. There were two songs that you played that were 11 to 15 minutes for a reason. Because you were either going to the bathroom or you were up to something. Yeah, or up to something in the bathroom. Yeah, yeah. There you go. Great to be back on campus fall. I don't know. It is almost predictable to say, but it is always unique to come back here. And there's another memory I haven't involved you. And it was one of the more awkward moments of my career was right right here. Yeah. One was just three years ago four years ago. Four years ago, I did my farewell interview with Butch Jones right up here. So then the addendum to that story is in the SEC nation bus. I was on the bus and bush got married because I told this story, I was on the bus and Butch came one of the bus just to wait because it's like the green room before he went out to do the interview with you. And he I went out of my way to set the microphone down and say, coach how you doing? The let him know. We're not because I want to ask him because it was a tough time. How are you doing? It was rough. And what he continued to do was give me the talking points. And then he walked off the bus and went straight and said I went with you and started to give you the talking points and that was and then I'll cover the game that day and it was the only time I don't have any dozens of games I've been to in the same as the only time I've seen people leaving at the end of the first quarter. I think it was a Georgia game. It was Georgia. No exaggeration I gave was over 5 minutes. It was 24 nothing before you turned around and I was sitting with the just retired bud Ford. Who I was convinced, the longtime of sports information director, Tennessee who I was convinced was going to go down to the coaches booth and start shoving guys out the window. Because he was so vocal about it was the strangest atmosphere. Before game and inside of a game, 'cause there was a lot of enthusiasm about that day like there is here today, but it just was different. It felt like everybody was just yay, we're excited. Like I didn't know for a really bought it and literally at the end of the first quarter people were leaving the game. I ran down from the press box. I took a picture of people leaving the game at the end of the first quarter because I'd ever thought I'd see it. But that was that seems like a hundred years ago now. It does. And let's see how many coaches and so on. We're this is the second one. So things that we've gone great since the last time we were here for Georges game. I don't know. I think there's a level of cynicism about the feeling now, but it does feel just a little bit different. Well, I think that people are enjoying it this year. Right. And I don't know that even when even when people forget, that one, I guess was it 2017, but that was a great year. That was Dobbs no booty. That was albums of exciting year and it just never that great before or after. But the feeling around here now is people are actually excited about it. They're enthusiastic and that because football can be fun and the way they're playing a football even losing is fun. I'm hearing music that I don't know what that means, but I guess that means that I thought maybe there was a concert or something. It might be..

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

07:38 min | 1 year ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"You're a student, you're trying to find a craft or perfect a craft, how do you deal with that? I think at the end of the day, I heard some good advice. It's just all about what you value school and the classes are important. And that's how you get a degree. But at the end of the day, experience is experience. And so I want to put as much effort as much time energy into this into my job here at the Beacon as I can because as I mentioned earlier, it is student journalism, but at the end of the day, we want to be respected and treated just as any other journalist. As any other major news, news media company. So it's just that just that idea of putting all my effort into this, just you put in, you get out what you put in. So history like I would a real job because this is what it is at the end of the day. And what I think some people don't understand is you are walking a very fine line, you you're a student. You're not working for an independent entity. The student publications office is part of the university, but you're still having to give honest portrayals of what is happening, especially when you go through something as we all did with the end of Pruitt. I mean, that is a conflicting Odyssey. Yeah, I mean it really is, we are editorial independent. So I think we have a little bit more room than normal, but I know in the past they've had stories they've had they broke news and whatever the case may be and they have faced some backlash from the administration. I forget the building or the organization, but one place won't run ads with us anymore because of whatever store they broke. I don't remember the exact example. It's stuff like that. And I think it goes back to that kind of student aspect of it. But they just don't use the same. But it is a fine line as you can. Yeah, you're independent, but you're the president of the university and the Chancellor are within they could throw a stone and hit your operation. And I think they do pay the light Bill. Yeah, they do. But you know, at the end of the day, news is new. So you have something that happens you got to break it. You can't just look over it just because it's a universities. So I think that's the mindset we have to have is that no matter what happens, we just want to be fair and biased and treated just like any other story we would cover. So at school of paper now is different than maybe it was a couple of years ago or even a million years ago. When you were there? Well, I was there a billion. But it comes out once a week, is that correct? Yes. We have a weekly paper. And I think twice a month we do a special issue, which is a little different just about whatever topic our most recent one we had won about a homecoming. We had one preview in the basketball season. So just kind of those special. What about online? Is it more regular? Yeah. Every day, every story we were right, it goes up online immediately. Just the print papers come out once a week. But everything else goes up online every day. Well, Josh, again, thank you for having me over there today. I'm sure young students had no interest in listening to what somebody may opine about yesteryear, but it was a delight and really a pleasure to come by and meet you and meet all of your colleagues and you're just a phenomenal group of people. I was so impressed with what I saw and heard and I hope you'll come back offer appreciate that Paul thanks for coming. It was great. Josh lane, the sports editor of the UT daily Beacon joining us here. An old rocky top. We're coming right back. You are listening to the Paul find show podcast. We're back we're live in Knoxville, Laura Rutledge joining us shortly. Great conversation. Our sports editor friend Josh and let's take more phone calls at 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5 I'm always the last person. John is next in South Carolina. Hey, John. Hello, Paul. How are you? We're great. Thank you. Good. Thanks for taking my call, man. Love your show. Big dog fan down here in Charleston, South Carolina, but it's got to take issue a little something in Tim we're talking about earlier things like week after week, dogs are 9 in that. We're shutting down everybody. We're still not getting credit. We hadn't been tested. So, you know, since we woke up from new touch or not, I mean, Clemson, yeah, Clemson was Clemson. We know how that stand out. So if I could interact with you for one second, you're not getting respect, is that what you said? I mean, I don't know maybe number one team in the country and you're not getting respect. Well, I will know you said earlier we hadn't been tough yet this year. You said we did not the dogs have not been tested. Is it this week we're tested? And then we talk about it Monday. Tell me. Well, let me back up. I thought I thought Clemson was a test at the time. But I would say since Clemson, I can't watch as many games as I can. Maybe I miss one, but it seems like most of them have been pretty much pretty one side. Yeah. Which, by the way, that's not your fault. I mean, that's the fact that you're so good. No, I mean, and it's been a while since we've been like this as dog fans. We've seen 8 and three, 9 and two. For many, many years and I watched TiVo beat up almost every year he was there except for one, which was that, but it seems like each week it's like, oh, Georgia still needs to crib a little something. I don't know. Well, maybe this week. Not that I'm here to offer advice. I wouldn't really care what people say as long as you win. I thought Griffith had a good point. Alabama went through this about 30 years ago that nobody respected them. The entire season only won the national championship. That happens, though, when you're when you're a defensive oriented team I got you. I agree. I agree. But I think this is a different team that the Georgia fans have not seen in many, many years. We've been used to silly penalties and all kinds of other stuff. And I think Kirby's got this team's got their head screwed on right and I think this is the year that we finally get one. Well, 20 years ago, I hate that. Thank you very much, John. Appreciate it. Matt is up next in Texas. Hey, I got right ahead. My brother. I want everybody to go miss game and I got a prediction for you guys to send the gym as well. I'll go over a prediction first. Animal beat on this 45 40 47. That's quite a prediction. And I got one you say to Jim. Jim, my man, miss Cole, you are so much. But a week, the crippled old man, thank you to your show. It's clear to show us past you over because you're too much home to thank you the future. When you're not the future, giving it or a diaper and go work for Fox. You know what? You ain't too bad. Hold on a second. We're Friends, right? The answer is, you let your brother Paul. I mean, is that really a nice thing to say to Jim?.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

07:59 min | 1 year ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"The pride passion then pageantry of college football lives here. This is the Paul Fein bomb show hour three podcast. And we're back second half the show live from Knoxville. Yeah, that's smokey there. You see a lot of smokey replicas on the campus of the university of Tennessee, which is where we are. We have made it back to rocky top on homecoming weekend, the dogs are in town and we are here. We've had a great show. We just had Tim Tebow on Josh lane joining us. He's the sports editor of the daily Beacon. And it is a delightful to welcome you Josh. Good afternoon and thanks for being here. Paul, thanks for having me. So excited to be here. Let's talk first about this campus right now. It seems different than any time I have experienced it in a long time. And I want you to tell us from a student perspective, you cover the team at the UT daily Vega in the school newspaper. What's it been like to watch all this unfold and especially to see the excitement for the first time in a long time? Yeah, the word you said describes a perfectly just exciting. I mean, everybody's talking about the football team again. It's always big around here on campus, but now that they finally have a good product or at least better than it was to ask last couple of years, I think everybody just excited about it. Obviously, fast paced often set scores points. That's going to get eyes. It's going to get attention. But I think excitement is just the best word to use everybody's talking about the program now. As a student sports writer, you're obviously you want they're still getting around. This is your school. You want them to do well, but you've also had to cover as the rest of your colleagues. A lot of disasters. What has that been like in the ensuing months leading up to the hiring of Josh hyper and all the other? Within a couple of days, the head coach was gone. The legendary Hall of Fame athletic director who won a national championship was gone. It seemed like everything that could go wrong did. Yeah, it really did. I kind of was lucky that when I first started as an editor, it was at January right when Pruitt was fired and hypo is hired. So the very first thing I did as an editor was we had a special issue come out about that. So that was pretty challenging. I kind of set the tone. It's kind of been more relaxed and kind of the first thing I was doing was writing about everything that happened with Peru and looking into the investigation and all this. And then we hire hypo a couple of days later. So you're writing about hand, you're looking into him. So it was kind of a tough way to start, but you know, here we are now. In terms of that investigation, and I know we don't hear a lot about it. But it is out there and there are some concerns not to dampen the spirit. But whatever happens there could affect recruiting moving forward. What are you hearing? Not much right now. Obviously, a couple of weeks ago, there was the news that Jeremy Peru was calling out some of the coaches. I don't know if that was just made or what I haven't heard much since then about that as far as Rick Barnes and everybody else, they get what's called out. So I assume there wasn't much stalking in that. But it's just in the back of everybody's mind, of course, recently, Tennessee decided not to self impose a bold band. I guess that's kind of the right move considering that they think most of the guilty parties, including in coach and players are gone now. So just doing that kind of protecting the innocent players that are still here. There's still looking into it a little bit, and they have some smaller punishments and the size of maybe the recruiting pullbacks like you mentioned kind of limiting that or limiting scholarships or whatever the case may be. Just kind of those smaller penalties. But I do think it'll have an impact on recruiting. Since they're not doing a bold band, they're going to impose those other panels there in that area. Talking to Josh lane who's a sports editor of the school paper. Josh, let's talk a little bit about your role. Before the season, we had the opportunity to talk to I think we talked to somebody from every different school newspaper leading. And it was so cool. And as you do your job, I know your contact and concert often with others. What is the mood out there among campus reporters, especially in the aftermath of what happened in Oklahoma where you had someone that does what you do, literally break the biggest story of the year by sneaking in, not sneaking, but he legitimately climbed on top of a building or something and looked in and found out what was happening with Spencer Rattler and Caleb Williams in Oklahoma. Yeah, I think he's kind of as you mentioned earlier when you came in and spoke with us is that that idea that we don't get much respect. And obviously, you know, you can debate with the other figures that feel like that. But with student journalism, it's always just kind of been behind just behind everything else just because of the fact that we are students. Obviously, we try to be as professional and treated just like any other journalist would be, but at the end of the day, we are students. And even though most other people in the media are very kind and very helpful to us, they're just in the back of everybody's minds. I feel like they think, oh, they're just students. So they're not as important. You know, they're not as credible or whatever the case may be. So to see, and to hear that story, what happened in Oklahoma, students taking the next step in breaking a story before anybody else and doing it in that crazy way. I think it just goes to reinforce that student media student journalism is a big thing and it is legit. It's not just students on the side just doing whatever they want to. It is an actual really can break news just like anybody else. And you mentioned. Earlier, and I want to thank you and your entire group for having me back to a building. I did know how to get there. It was so cool. Not to opine about my own experiences, but to be able to spend a considerable amount of time with you and your colleagues at the school newspaper. And then we had what I thought was a big surprise. We had the Chancellor. Ploughman dropped by and I had never met her before but I felt like I knew her and I told her I said the reason I feel like I know you Chancellor is that she's been on the front and center so often with a machine she's the one that went all in on Jeremy Pruitt. How did that play on this campus? When she did that. I think the mindset with everybody was kind of what you were alluding to earlier was just that it's a nice change because a lot of schools could have just swept this under the rug. It's very minor compared to some of these other scandals and things that happen. So the fact that they brought it out, they brought it to light, they call it. There's some schools that will not even acknowledge that they're under investigation, right? Yeah, that's what he just flat out said. That's guilty. That's what made it so different was the fact that she said that to the public, and then they fired through it immediately. They looked into it and now they've been so open and honest about the whole investigation since they've been working very closely with the NCAA. And I think that's just a nice change from what you normally hear about administration and kind of involved in interfered with the athletic program. Let me wrap up here in a second, Josh talking about what you're doing. And I will, for those who have never been in a position, I mean, you are in such a unique position. You're at this great university with football what it is. You got Georgia here this weekend. How do you approach your job knowing that there are a lot of young people who are reading you keeping up with you, however they are and not let all that affect what.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

04:29 min | 1 year ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"We're going to have a lot of challenges. Well, I'm always incurred our defense plays well. You wanted to play well, you want to be confident, but understand, they got to remember why they've been successful and why they're confident and really practice that way and apply the same principles in this game. And it makes me feel better not playing really good defense going in against them. I know that. But at the same time, that doesn't mean I didn't guarantee you're going to play well. You have to go practice well to play well. And I'm starting zero and two in the SEC, everyone gave them up for dead, but watch out. They have one four straight and their path the rest of the way is all miss and LSU. They are playing a different brand of ball than they were earlier in the year. And this is really an interesting game because so the loser of this game done. The winner still has a chance. And by the way, a and M is not out of the SEC west race. They win this game. They beat LSU and should Alabama stumble next week. Hard game against Arkansas. And then the next week at auburn, a and M could end up playing Georgia for the SEC championship and a win there. And I know I'm getting really far a little bit ahead of myself. And a and M could end up exactly where they almost ended up a year ago in the college football playoff. We have a lot of guests up here on rocky top Roman Harper has fight up here, but he might to Alabama. Grant, perking plays for Tennessee and we'll talk to him about some of his nil dealings. Holly roh. On the sideline for a and M O miss, Chris button in auburn today will get her view. Mike Griffith. He covered Tennessee once. Now he's now he covers the dogs. He'll be here. Tebow knows about playing on rocky top. Josh lane the sports editor of the daily Beacon had a chance to spend about an hour with the daily Beacon members earlier today and we'll talk about that. The Chancellor even dropped by and surprised us, Laura Rutledge will join us. McGee, he allegedly matriculated from Tennessee. We'll ask him if that's true. John fawkes in one of the great Tennessee basketball players, folky will be here. Unfortunately, he's injured right now, but he will be here enduring. Of course, we'll give us his picks for the weekend. Let's get to the calls at 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5 Mitch starts it off for us from South Carolina. Hello Mitch. Uncle Paul, how are you? I am doing great Mitch. Thank you. How is doctor Linda? When I saw her at last about 5 15 this morning, she was doing wonderfully. 90 seconds to filibuster. Please the chair yields the floor to the senator from South Carolina. The first I have a question for you. For you for me with what is called play in the desert. Playing the what? Dozens. I am not. I'm sure one of your producers can educate you on it. But I will give you a quick example of it. Because I want to challenge somebody to play the dozens with me. So this is my nice, you're not going to cut me off, right? I've already granted the time. Okay. He who will not be named in Tuscaloosa. You have for power to not take my phone calls anymore. I asked for him not to take as many from you. So evidently he don't listen to either one of us. But let me tell you something you arrogant self a grandson self centered diaper wearing old man. If you really want to prove that you are a man, do it on the air. I challenge you to take me on in the game of the dozen. Looking up, I know you've got a computer because you constantly going on trying to find out who has blocked you on your whatever social media account and who is like you as a friend. That's all you've got to do all day. You can practice play in the dozens. Now my last two things are going to be advice for you. First, change, you don't go as easy. You.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"We all know that What's it feel like. And how much different is it even with. Covert concerns rising around the country. Yeah think everybody's excited to be back on campus now. Football back tennessee I would say everyone is still kind of skipped skeptic about tennessee. We got the new coach. But i don't think everyone jumping on the bandwagon yet. I think you know with the history. That's innoc- has. They're all kind of reserved as far as that. But everybody's excited to be back. They're excited to hasselbald meena neilan capacity again. It's it's hundredth year of the stadium. So everyone's excited about that. But i think they're still hold off from declaring tendency the national championship point the joshua final. Tell you mentioned pruitt earlier. And i know that's the topic nobody really wants to go to but It ended in an absolute disaster. Then we had the school chancellor and and the president coming out and throwing him under the bus. We're still trying to figure it. Phil fulmer leaves in in a matter of days. We're still trying to figure out really what's going to happen on that front. I realized nobody is saying anything. But what are you. What are you pick up around campus. What's a how big of a concern is that Impending investigation or the current impact the investigation. That's currently going on. Yeah it's a bit of an odd situation because as you mentioned no one really talks about it. It's something i think this kind of on the back of everybody's mind like well you know. Maybe if we're actually good night somehow you know. Make the playoffs or ballgame or something like that you know they might revoke it because you never know what the punishment is going to be. There's always the thought. That tennessee could impose a punishment on itself So but you know they don't really announce much as far as that goes you know. They don't let the media in and all that so. There's still some questions. Some some drawbacks there because nobody really knows But that's just that's just kinda how it is with these investigations. You know you ask the coach although give you as you know we're cooperating. We're doing our part and you don't get much more to go off the net. So i think that's just kind of something that's on the back of everybody's mind where you know we're not to worry about it now but maybe towards the end of the year could ask consequences on tennessee josh. Let's talk about you for a second before we go. You're in a coveted position. A lot of folks would like to be the sports editor of the school paper in a place like knoxville. What you're back to ask you what your back story. You're a college student. So there's but where you from. And what are your. What are your thoughts. Moving forward as You you tackle this job. Yeah i'm from From lewisville tennessee is just right outside knoxville. In here in this area my whole life. And so i'm pretty excited to be here at the daily beacon. Get this opportunity to be pretty cool things Cover tennessee sports. You know hopefully I'll be have a career that continues in sports journalism. That's what i wanna do this. What i love But yeah the beacons been great. I've had nothing but great experiences so far last year. It's kind of weird with kobe. Didn't everything's online but happy to be back in person. Even though you know. I'm like four days into it at this point but it's it's been nothing but great so far all the best. Thanks for making time. We hope to see if we Come that direction And maybe you could give us old some old timers a tour of the school newspaper and see if it's still there. Thank you very much. What applies pleasure to To have josh lewin And that is something that we are going to try to do as much as possible. We've done it three times. And i will continue to do it As we work our way through this week. And as i mentioned a couple of hours ago when we go on campuses We really do like Talking to the cat. I'll never forget. It was two maybe three years ago when the most memorable moments. I think we've ever had on a friday as we had The editor of the sports editor and in another editor of the daily beacon. We were up there at Areas hall and it was just amazing Amazing time just reflecting back on the year is and and talking about these young people in the prime of their life As they get ready to tackle the the end of their college career. And what's ahead for them. We'll take a break more of your phone calls right.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:07 min | 1 year ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Young student. Well speaks for itself student. Reporters and editors on college campuses as we go back to school this week. We've been a couple of places in our final stop. This afternoon is in knoxville. And we're joined by josh lane. Who is the sports editor the. Ut daily beacon. Josh thanks so much for being with us Congratulations on that position. And how are you get ready for a fall in knoxville tennessee. Yep all thanks for having me. I'm doing pretty well. We just started back on classes wednesday At a couple you know daily beacon meetings last couple days so we're getting back into the swing of things. It's been fun so far. I'm to let's talk about what's going on At practice and what we know sometimes coaches are helpful. And sometimes they make you guess. The quarterback situation seems to be where we're all is rn. Now in josh. Polls i i Fall what does it look like to you. Yeah we'll so far hypo has been playing cards close to his chest. He is not been willing to give starter yet I kind of the feeling that you know within the program. They've got their deaths chart made out and maybe they've got the top guy but they're not announcing that you get just you know it's hard to imagine that ten days before the first game. They're still undecided but they haven't released anything to the public yet So far i would say joe. Milton is probably been the guy that stood out as far as his size and athleticism. Strong arm that he has. But i've josh typos. Been you know not really willing to name starter yet. So let's let's kinda everybody's waiting on right now. Now coaches are always different about that Considering the opponent is for the first game. I doubt this is just a opinion. It really will make any difference but you guessed it hypo is just type of coach. Doesn't want to give anything away. Or maybe he really doesn't know hard to believe that though. Yeah that's what. I was thinking. I think he's just a coach it doesn't want to give it away on some of his You know assistance to defend coronations. All they've talked about that You know not wanna give away their base defense and also. I think this is kind of a a trait within the coaching staff. But you mentioned their first opponent bowling green. I don't think they're. I think they're gonna be full green regardless of if they have a couple of days for indices quarterback or not so. I think it's just something. That's within hypol- coaching staff this. This willingness to keep keep all the cards Their chest get every advantage that they can trash. Let's talk about this team because it's old news now that so many great players departed L. for elsewhere. I mean we're talking about some of the stalwarts of the last couple of years in knoxville. But how do you think it's gone without having seen him coach game yet other than in the spring. But how do think. It's gone so far for josh apple. Well so far quarterback thing. I would say so far so good for josh hypo At least within the program within the players right The kind of the mentality that some of the players had that they were talking about under jeremy pruitt there at the end was how much of a chore was coming in the practice. It felt like going into work on monday mornings and so far the know. The players had great reviews for josh hypol- In the vibes the culture that they're getting they're in the program. It's a been radically different. So i think everybody loves playing for him. I think he makes it fun. I think he's still. He's still saying disciplined in teaching. But he's got that balanced to where they enjoy it. They love coming in and playing football form. It seems like a certain narratives have have been formulated in one well. Tennessee may not win a lot this year. But it's going to be much more exciting to watch. I know that won't satisfy fans for a long time. But is that a fair description of what we're about to get into. Yeah i i think that's fair because obviously with hypo the thing brings that offense. And that's something that tennessee Been well documented in lacking. So you know just bringing that offense no having some quarterback competition and maybe a starter whenever they name it that you know might play the entire year and might be pretty good. I think that's something that You know something. That fans are excited for now whether not that means. He wins eight games this year. I don't think that's going to happen. I think it's still a work in progress. It's just hypospadias here. So give him time. But i do think that we're going to start seeing that progression in it might even start with you. Know a big. Big offense. Invite next thursday Against bowling green as you look at the schedule. There's certainly some flashpoint games and a lot of colleagues that we talked to here have pointed toward pittsburgh as being a really important game. They're all important. Let's not get caught up in cliches but because it's a good opponent. It's not a great opponents. Alex starting against clemson but pittsburgh is a known team because it really gets difficult after the tennessee tech game. It's at florida at missouri Those look promising sites south carolina probably and then the ole miss alabama kentucky georgia gauntlet. How do you evaluate what what these first couple of games could mean ultimately for the vol's yeah. They're going to be real important for tennessee. Because i mean you mentioned that you got it up there it gets it gets real god thing to the end so you know. Take advantage of bowling green pittsburgh tennessee tech. You know some of these teams. That should be easier. Now you mentioned pittsburgh can be pretty good and you know they're celebrating the johnny majors thing there so you know there might be extra emotion sarah from pitt. But you've got to take advantage of these teams that you think tennessee's got a chance to be that you can't let anything happen a couple years ago when georgia state comes back You can't let anything like that happened. So take advantage of these. You know these first couple of teams because as you mentioned. It's going to get real tough to win games for tennessee there at the end. So you know record. The winds while talking to josh lanes is sports editor of the ut daily bacon. Josh let's just talk about the the attitude. The mood on campus. Were about to see football in just under under two weeks now. The first game on thursday night last year was it was a mess..

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Commuter. Another week has a. We are just knocking on the door of the college football season arson games this week in case you were wondering but we will be here the next four hours and appreciate you joining us as well. Let's get some headlines that you may have missed although as we begin the program. We're talking about something that was going going on literally as we went off the air the other night brian harrison testing positive for covert nineteen. We will go live to auburn shortly and try to get an update on his condition and when auburn expects him to return to practice. Nick sabin doing okay and bruce feldman will join us in just a few minutes to tell us how they have figured out the offensive transformation from a team that struggled to score maybe one of the best offenses in the country. Georgia focuses on identity ahead of the season opener a week and a half away. And what about the injury situation. There we will check in on. That and milton shines early in a quarterback battle on rocky top. Who is he. Yeah came from michigan. That's who he is. He is supposed to pretty good and josh hypo really looking. Forward to Getting him in there. of course. there's a virginia tech transfer hooker harrison bailey. of course. The vase lost one of the quarterbacks just the other day and the alliance the sec. ain't worried about no stinking alliance. I didn't say that. Although i thought of it a few times there's none of our guest this afternoon. We'll be talking about this is we are in week zero. Nebraska illinois that's a pretty good game yukon fresno state. You didn't hear me say pretty good game for that one hawaii. Ucla osu fans will be watching that they play ucla. The week after you tap in new mexico state southern utah and san jose state so there are two games on the board. The opening weekend of the season. All american teams are out avenue. You're going to hear his name. Mentioned often. Green from am will heal anderson derek singley. Everybody loves a cornerback from lsu the punter from georgia made it katya to kick her from lsu anti. We'll be busy these next four hours and we hope that you will be sticking around with us. A number of guests. I mentioned feldman joined shortly. And then we're going to spend some time going to campuses this week We'll go to auburn first. And then the reporter from the red and black. This is something. I did many years ago and still have a pretty Matt hayes has not been on a campus and while roman harper. Don't let them tell you but probably the same for him and we'll go to the. Ut daily beacon a newspaper. i know well In my youth thanks for being a part of the program we will take your phone calls of course at eight five five to four to seventy five. It is monday and we are rolling along. Let's get some calls in here and we begin with james. Who's in alabama. Hello james paul. Did you go to coleman this weekend. I did not make it. I was. I was handcuffed to my house. We're not literally. But i couldn't leave disappointed. You didn't make the trip. I watched it I car females on tv. Really what network newsmax. Oh okay so this is not your your normal. Viewing no.

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"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:18 min | 1 year ago

"the daily beacon" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"Eight five five two four two seven two eight five and jeff is up next in texas good afternoon. Jeff jeff brown. Thanks for taking my call. How are you today. Thank you very much a I've got questions for you. But first and foremost. I just have to stay horns down please. Don't flag me from sportsmanlike conduct or anything like that My first question. Is you know if this goes through. I of course it's should ut We've talked recruiting a little bit. But you know alabama always has great recruits of the state of texas. Do you think with. Ut now coming into sec will this help ut. Retains them kids in texas or does alabama's pedigree trying to keep up and keep getting most big time players out of out of the state of texas jeff. I happen to think it's a new game for texas. I think they're recruiting will be enhanced dramatically because it is something new and it's exciting and if you're living in that state i i saw what it did for the aggies and and i think it will have a similar effect on on on awesome Second question i have. is you know. It's a different play in the sec. You know a lot. More physical play. I think You're facing the nfl caliber. Defense linebacking core defensive line You know with the talk of possibly going to miami. You know four large conferences. Do you think this is really good for football. And athletes in general or do you think that the the move to where they got top caliber Teams are facing wiki. A week out might take a toll on your body's maybe maybe slowing down a little bit. Yeah i. I don't think the the athlete is going to be affected by by this. The sec was already a great league and it was. We're already pretty far distances to to cover. I don't think there's any effect on that I do think. And i'm curious. What coach don and thinks about you know some of the teams that are struggling. You know what this means for them but no on the wear and tear. I don't think there's any impact at all. Scott is up next god is in texas and you're on the air. Hello scott paul finebaum I've been following your career since you. Sports editor at the daily bake daily beacon. Goodness thank you well. You're very welcome. I was doing television at channel. Ten then at the time and it was doing weather and sports there and During the eighties my best friend kerry lambert kept me up to date on your in birmingham. I'm calling wow what a name from the past all right. Well i knew that you knew kerry how I've been out here in texas for thirty six years working in radio and television. And i need to. I just felt the need to To let you know that. I've never met a jerk from the university of texas. I've never met a jerk from oklahoma university. I've never met a jerk from texas and m. And i personally believe texas and oklahoma coming into my conference which is better than the others as you know. i'm thrilled absolutely thrilled I do tell so. You know I went to tennessee at the same time. You did and We haven't had a lot to be arrogant about in the last twenty years or so but We you know we'll get there. My both my bleeds orange. Just like all the other balls I do let my friends From texas i tell them gently. They'll i heard this guy yesterday on your show said you. The university of texas is the real. Ut and so. I very gently remind them that. The university of tennessee was founded in seventeen. ninety four. texas wasn't a state until eighteen. Sixty three well. I'm glad you. You pointed that out. Scott because i i mean when you grew up in tennessee. Ut is synonymous. you don't need to say anything else and in texas has so many different Monikers are acronyms. I think they ought to just let let let us folks in knoxville on hold onto ut as our own well. I'm just a love. Your show been watching relief for years. And just i felt like i need to call in because i wanted people to know like that woman lar- that called in. She said you know she's not an arrogant person. I think that everybody's proud of schooling went to scott. I mean the the funny things. We're both old enough to remember when when tennessee fans used to be we used to be our chest too but i think of what time remembering those days. I don't know about you. well. I love your show. Scott waterboard a pleasure to connect. And let's let's do this again. Thank you so much. How great was that Tony is up next in florida. Hello tony go right ahead. Tony is up next. Hey tony this waco. I just wanted to tell you. I i am. I'm just absolutely amazed at texas is here to finally save the sec. I how did we live without them. I don't know i swear i. It's good that they finally come to save us. Yeah i. I appreciate that too. Because i don't know about you tony a week ago before this story broke i was. I was really worried about the sec's health and wellbeing. What about you. I was i was completely. This may also had a chance not too long ago to go out to look for worth and go to a tc game and they played west. Virginia and i could not believe the visceral hate. tcu had for taxes and then we had a m. Come to athens. And they talked pretty poorly texas and i got the second well. What was their main gripe. Well it was kind of snooty. And i started laughing. I said well wait till they show up in gainesville or or tuscaloosa even athens..

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