As we approach Week 4, the roundtable is joined by Bryce Hodge to review last week’s games, look at Urban Meyer and predict a few games.
The Southeastern Conference and all of college football enter its fourth week of play this week and Bird (@Autull) gives us a recap of what has taken place thus far in the SEC, muses on where the season might turn, and picks all of the conference games to be played on Saturday. The biggest games on the slate pit Alabama against Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa and the Missouri Tigers hosting the Georgia Bulldogs in Columbia, MO.
I know, we’ve all said it a thousand times. Being a UVa fan is never easy. When it looks like it might be easy, it’s not. It’s hard. It’s stressful. It’s complicated. Even the location of Virginia’s game against Ohio wasn’t easy. Early in the week when it looked like Hurricane Florence would be churning over central Virginia all weekend, AD Carla Williams adeptly moved the game to Nashville, so Virginia could avoid a disruptive cancellation. Demonstrating that no good planning goes unpunished, Florence stayed well south of Virginia and game-time conditions in Charlottesville were not much different than those in Nashville.
Motor City Madness will be over after 2019, and Bob and Jimmy are trying to wrap their heads around it. Of course, they knew the days of the Horizon League Tournament’s days were numbered in Detroit. They’re just trying to figure out the new format, which is a far cry from the format that resulted in NCAA tournament wins by conference teams from 2003 to 2011.
Big game on the Plains! The Auburn Tigers host the LSU Tigers Saturday and that is the primary focus on this week’s podcast. Auburn is ranked number seven in the AP poll and LSU is ranked number 12 in that same poll. Jordan Campbell (@CamOnAll) is Bird’s guest this week and they talk, in depth, about the huge SEC matchup at Jordan-Hare Stadium. They will also pick the other most important SEC games coming up this weekend. Jordan is a radio host on Shoals Sports Talk every weekday afternoon from 4-6 PM. He is a Friday night game caster, as well.
As we enter Week 3, we’re starting to see which teams might be good enough to make the playoff and the others which are pretenders. We’ll discuss our Top 4, Herm Edwards and yes, Kansas State.
Before jumping into Virginia’s game against Indiana and a few other tidbits from around the ACC, I’d like to make a comment about being a “visiting” team on the Big10 Network. My comment is short and to the point. It sucks. It’s a lot like being the professional wrestler who doesn’t have music and a bevy of girls around when he’s introduced for his match. I suppose it is understandable, but the Big10 Network is really the “homer network” – from the announcers to the incessant Big10 propaganda. I hope we never play on it again.
SEC play is now in full swing and Week 2 has some very exciting games on tap for us. This latest podcast is focused, primarily, on the big game between Georgia and South Carolina. The game will be played in Columbia this season.