It was a week when too many of the big boys struggled to look mighty against inferior opponents. Not so with Auburn and Alabama (and, OK, Georgia too, we suppose). Both on the scoreboard and statistically, these teams thoroughly dominated their SEC foe — thereby pleasing both Carey & Jeremy.
Yes, yes, yes. We know who they are, Missouri and Vanderbilt. But a flawless gem is still flawless even if you find it in a pawn shop.
Plus, a new weekly thought puzzle: Who’s not “safe” as an SEC Head Coach?
Like the inevitable, next sequel in the Fast & Furious franchise, week 3 was all hype and very little substance. True, we had some surprise games thanks to Texas and Memphis (?!), but there was a lot of deflation going on.
More to the point, how do you compare performances against non-Power 5 teams? Is it the quality of the stats line, despite what the scoreboard says? Or are the PF/PA columns the only ones that really matter?
While the Gus Bus tries to stop devolving into an Oregon Trail disaster of misery and dysentery, Auburn gets a week of cupcake delights against Mercer. Likewise, Alabama tries to get healthy hosting the Rams of Colorado State.
Luckily, there’s some exciting action going on outside the Magnolia State. Check out Carey & Jeremy’s wishes for Bama and Auburn, plus their picks on Tenn/Fla, Louisville/Clemson, LSU/MSST, and Texas/USC!
Stop me if you heard this one recently: Alabama handled an overmatched team easily, but looked sloppy doing it. Auburn, filled with expectations, failed to put together a coherent offensive performance even while its defense looked good. A ho-hum Saturday for Bama and what’s become more of the same for Auburn has this Igno Rants podcast wondering: what’s left to talk about?
Thankfully, UGA, Oklahoma, Lamar Jackson (with Louisville in tow), and Southern Cal did some interesting things!
It looks like most of our audience will be directly under the baleful gaze of Irma this weekend and through the start of next week. Be safe, be smart everyone! And by that I mean get everything ready today so you can enjoy the quality football games on Saturday!
Jeremy & Carey break down the weekend’s matchups with Fresno St. and Clemson, and give their picks. Who do you like in this weekend’s big games?
Whelp, after week one we still have 50% of CFB teams among the ranks of the unbeaten. Queue the mass hysteria for how to pick the Top 4!
Already in mid-season form, Jeremy waxes excitedly about the fabulous upsides of Auburn’s big win over Georgia Southern, while Carey laments the many miscues in Bama’s victory over FSU.
We also have our first coach on the Hot Seat (you get three guesses who and the first two guesses don’t count, as Papa Igno Rant always says).
It’s finally GAME WEEK for the 2017 season (for games that don’t involved koala bears), and we couldn’t be more excited! Jeremy & Carey talk about the Auburn and Alabama teams, what you can expect from each this year, and introduce some exciting new characters for the season, including the suave and sexy Chittlin’ Z!
There were a lot of games we thought would be good, but weren’t (Clemson/Ohio State, Auburn/Oklahoma, LSU/Louisville). And some that were unexpectedly good (USC/Penn State, Idaho/Colorado State).
And then there was Brent Musburger lauding, then defending, then backpedaling over Oklahoma’s Mixon.
Brent Musburger should have avoided talking about the Joe Mixon incident and just stuck with objectifying women.
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) January 3, 2017
Your two Igno Rant hosts talk all the bowl action, plus recap the Bama and Auburn games!
Don’t let bad bowl predictions rain on your parade, listen to the experts at Igno Rants tell you exactly how not to choose the winner! Listen and share this week’s podcast.
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Thank you, Clemson, for not putting you overmatched opponent away. Thank you, B1G, for not having Ohio State in your title game. Both of those were great games. The SECCG, on the other hand…
Wouldn’t wish this on anyone….. https://t.co/d32txQ50Iw
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) December 5, 2016
Jeremy & Carey recap all the action, plus attempt to discover controversy in the CFP rankings.