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?
All the real conferences — you know, those who have the correct number of teams based on their conference name, and who don’t try to fool people with ads to convince them not having a championship games is a good thing — are having their champions crowned this weekend! Carey & Jeremy take you through all the big-time action, including three major upset picks!
A lot of strange things happened this weekend:
But even more strange is this:
But the strangest by far is that you’ve found your way to Igno Rants on College Football’s website. You might as well listen to our podcast, now.
Jeremy makes an excellent point in this here podcast, that lucky breaks occur all throughout a game, and just because one happened near the end of a close game doesn’t mean the team that one did so by luck.
That is a very well-reasoned and articulate point.
I would like to counter with:
This week’s podcast features:
Plus Election Day campaign ads for our favorite college coaches!
Well, there’s no Bama Ball™ on this weekend, so you’ll have to make do with a Top-4 (CFP Rankings) matchup between Auburn and Ole Miss. Yawn.
What’s even scarier for this Halloween pickcast is how much Jeremy and Carey agreed on Auburn’s approach to this game, and how they see it turning out.
As Jerry Reed so aptly put it, when you’re hot, you’re hot. And Auburn is en fuego at the moment: needing two miracle finishes against UGA and Bama, plus a Michigan State victory to make it to Pasadena, that’s exactly what happened.
We’ll tell you exactly how the weekend’s games shook out, plus take a look at:
Well, at least Carey was right about SJSU upending Fresno St. Oh, who am I kidding? Let’s just dive right in to the big game and find out what kind of Igno Rant analysis can make sense of the wildest, wackiest Iron Bowls ever.
Well, for all our hand-wringing each season about how many teams “deserve” to be in the MNC game, it almost always sorts itself out before the bowl selections are made. This year is shaping up the same, as Oregon and Baylor called “uncle” in their respective campaigns.
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Oh look, it’s a free touchdown. Sweet.
This week’s podcast is late, we admit it. We had an Igno-Rant kid in the operating room Sunday night, and forgot to get the recap out to you.
The kid is doing fine. This podcast, though, is as bad as ever.
This week, we discuss
Oregon vs Stanford and Oklahoma vs Baylor starts Thursday. Then we get Alabama vs LSU and Auburn vs Tennessee on Saturday. Let’s hear what you think about any or all of these games or any others for that matter. Tweet at us @IgnoRantTalk , post a comment on our Facebook page, post in the comment section below, or best of all, call the RANTLINE: 26 26 0RANT1. That’s a real phone number folks. We’ll mention your picks in the show!