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.
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.
Week 1 is in the books, and I’ve gathered a group of esteemed Campus Pressbox originals to discuss its happenings. This week’s panel:
Saturday night sucked. Braylon Edwards was correct in his assessment. And while I totally agree with him, I must admit that things are not as bad as they seemed while watching that sick joke of a game. Still, this needs to be a wakeup call because it looked like the Wolverines slept through most of their opener. Continue reading
It would be easy to say that Virginia football delivered on expectations in Saturday’s opener against the Richmond Spiders. It might be more accurate to say that Virginia exceeds the tempered hopes of the fanbase. The Commonwealth of Virginia is blessed with a plethora of strong FCS programs. Good for football in The Commonwealth, sometimes problematic for the state’s FBS programs.