Here at the Igno Rants on College Football, each day is special….but football Saturdays are more specialer. Watching this YouTube video would make this Thanksgiving holiday the very most specialist. So as we inch closer to the Iron Bowl, let’s take an inside look at they guys on game days.
Hey, Gus. THIS is how you swap QBs.
— IgnoRants (@IgnoRantTalk) September 5, 2016
This was a great weekend of college football. That is, unless you were an up-and-coming team looking to make a statement (Houston, thanks for being the exception that proves the rule). These teams saw their preseason feel-goods dashed against the cold, wet pavement of reality in week one:
Just to name the big ‘uns. Jeremy and Carey break it all down for you in our big ‘ol Week One Recap show.
(we didn’t bring up numbers in the show, but as of Saturday night, Jeremy was 3-4 on picks, Carey was 5-2)
Leonard Faux-nette, amirite? Just kidding, he’s an amazing athlete and I don’t want him to come run me over like so many Auburn players.
This week, Carey phones in from an undisclosed B1G bunker, where he spent the weekend orchestrating Nebraska’s big win (because he was tired of not getting any bold predictions correct).
So tune in and tune out (that’s what my wife does) as we go over:
This is a big one, y’all, and it could turn out to be the weekend that solidifies all the artificial storylines we like about football:
Autumn is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than with the pumpkin-spice latte drinkers of the podcast kingdom: us! We’re seemingly everywhere and just darn obnoxious. Get your Friday fix as Carey and Jeremy give you their picks for all the weekend’s best action!
You’ll also hear awesome references to fork lifts, asteroids, Meghan Trainor, and Rihanna all here!
Just another week in college football, according to some. Nothing to see here, move along. For the most part, the teams that were supposed to make it to the other side, did. Not all made it unscathed, however.
Jeremy and Carey break it down like a particle board table after a church potluck, with in-depth analysis on all the big games this past weekend, plus:
One weekend of college football in the books, and there are lots of reasons to rejoice. Less so if you’re Stanford, Nebraska, or Penn State, and you might have to just lean on that “W” if you’re a Barner.
Carey & Jeremy take you through the weekend’s best (and worst) and lay it all out for you in small, simple words (cause those are the one’s we can pronunciate).
Tomorrow marks the 6 week mark until the start of real football (forget those Thursday night matchups). And the fine folks at the University of Alabama have given us the equivalent of a teaser trailer for the season:
With the official start to the College Football season unofficially underway, SEC media days is drawing to a close. As always there are still a lot of questions left unanswered. Like does Brett Bielema wear a shirt under his wind breaker, or what is Nick Saban’s opinions on height requirements at Six Flags. Sadly these hot topic questions will have to wait until next year. So lets talk about the stock questions that basically every coach was asked.
Day one gave us SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, Gus Malzahn, Jim McElwain, and Derek Mason. Greg Sankey rambled on for an hour about Bob Dylan songs and his twitter account so for your sake lets skip past him.
Gus Malzahn was the first coach to speak at Media Days this year. As always in interviews he stayed calm and collected, trying to keep it hidden that he too knows that the Auburn Tigers are probably the best team in college football. However to every Auburn fan’s delight he did take some jabs at other coaches in the league saying “even coaches that complained about up-tempo are starting to use it in their offenses too.” This of course was a direct jab at the little man in Tuscaloosa.
After Gus was finished and most the reporters went back to the hotel, there were still two coaches left to go. But lets be honest who really cares about teams from the east anyways.
Day two was an uneventful day. The main highlights being that the Head Ball Coach has not yet retired and that they have so much depth that he brought his kicker. Dan Mullin, a.k.a. Cousin Eddie, was sporting Adidas tennis shoes to go along with his “swag”.
Then finally on day three after the SEC network acquired a step stool from the local Wal-Mart, Nick Saban took the stage. As always Nick Saban tried to make excuses for his team. His reasoning behind losing to OSU was of course the draft deadline. He stated this his team was not focused because they were distracted by deciding on whether to declare for the NFL draft or not. Afterwards, he went back to his old favorite go-to gripe of badmouthing up-tempo offenses.
As day three trickled to a close, we saw two more teams from the East that nobody cares about. The mystery of Coach Bert’s shirt goes unanswered once again.
Day 4 was just as uneventful as the rest. Closing out the week was UGA, Ole Miss, and LSU. After that the always accurate media made its predictions of how the SEC will pan out, because let be honest what would a SEC show be without some way-too-early predictions?
Auburn as expected was picked to win the SEC championship, and UGA picked to win the East….. and wait for it…..Alabama to win the West. How could that happen you might ask? My guess is that the media just gave it to them because when it’s all said and done, Alabama would have just claimed the title anyways.
So now that #SECMD15 are over and the population of Hoover, Alabama dwindles back to normal, we are smacked in the face with the reality that college football is still almost 2 months away. So as we creep closer to the actual start of college football, and catch up on the reruns of every game from last year, we are still left with two burning questions: Does Brett Bielema wear t-shirts under his windbreaker, and will Nick Saban’s new platform Nike’s be broken in before September?
Statements were made all across the playoff landscape this past weekend, and the latest episode of Igno Rants will take you through it all:
And while Florida State, TCU, and Baylor all had significant wins (I’m being gracious here, Iowa State fans), perhaps the biggest statement of all was made by the Big XII Conference Commish, Bob Bowlsby:
“‘One True Champion’ is really about everybody playing everybody. That’s the right way to do it. We believe that playing everyone every year is the right way to determine a champion, even if ends in a tie.”
How’d that work out for ya, Bob? You TWO TRUE CHAMPIONS both got shown the way to the “other bowl games of note” category. Congratulations on continuing a long, proud tradition of screwing up in the Big XII.