College Football,Preseason Talk

Infractions coming down like a TUNsil of bricks!

26 Aug , 2016  

Your two Igno Rant PUNdits take the auditory stage for our final preseason podcast! Herein wheretofore hither thither and yon we do discuss:

  • Ole Miss and the great ball o’ flaming turd heading towards Oxford in the form of NCAA Infractions Committee
  • Auburn has big news of the depth chart variety (hint: it’s not O-line, receiver, running backs, defense, or special teams)
  • Carey goes into the field to report on Bama’s lack of news thus far in the preseason
  • General banter

 

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Preseason Podcast #whatever: we so desperate we talked to a UGA fan

12 Aug , 2016  

Let’s face it, the Georgia program reeks of desperation (especially after “mutual parting of the ways” firing of Mark Richt). And why not? We all know that Georgians look down on their border buddy to the west. Atlanta is better than Birmingham, Savannah better than Mobile, the Falcons better than….  HAHAHA! the Falcons suck.

But still, they have a pro team and we don’t (and we don’t want one, dadblamit, despite what a bunch of Birmingham businessmen say). So it must really stick in their craw for teams from Alabama (The Tide, and the Tigers to a lesser extent) to really show them up at the college pigskin game.

So we sat down with Georgia superfan Will Hart to find out his feelings on the State of the Program in Athens. Also in this podcast:

  • Minor notes on evidence collected by the Large Hadron Collider from the Black Hole of Information known as Alabama practices,
  • Jeremy takes a leap of faith with the Gus Bus on picking a QB,
  • Someone makes an unforced Bold Prediction about their coach’s possible fortunes, and
  • We uncover something disturbing lurking in the Auburn backfield.

 

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Summer Camp Cryin’

5 Aug , 2016  

There may not be any crying in baseball, but there seems to be a lot of it in college football this week. From Maurice Smith to Javon Robinson to Auburn fans crying “foul” over the suspended (but not suspended) alcohol-free DUI-arrested Alphonse Taylor.

Get your sobbing pillow handy (if you Tebow that way), and join us for the first podcast of Fall Camp (wherein we speculate a lot, because there’s still no ratgummit news (<– inauthentic frontier gibberish)).

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Preseason Chatter – Un-conventional wisdom

23 Jul , 2016  

In this, the fifth quarter of our two-part trilogy to open the season, we discuss:

  • Position by position, is the team better or worse than last year
  • Is this the best preseason Alabama team ever
  • Jeremy goes off on a certain regional sports reporter.

College Football,Preseason Talk

Preseason Chatter – Part One!

18 Jul , 2016  

It’s here, the first podcast of the season! We know you’ve missed our dulcet, yet derogatory, tones and we’re here to get you satisfied with our most mediocre foray of the year.

In Part One, we start off the season with a preseason Win or Lose look at each opponent on Bama and Auburn’s schedule.

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College Football,Preseason Talk

2016 Awards Watchlist: The One-Hit Wonder

14 Jul , 2016  

To kick off the 2016 season, we’re introducing a slough of awards for the year — and with them, our preseason watchlist for each.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest! Today: The Tommy Tutone One-Hit Wonder Award.

In football, as in music, every so often we get a big hit out of nowhere: the Cinderella story of a historically meh team that rises above its station to capture the attention of the media. These teams typically feast on early season under-performers to reach the Top 10, then flame out once they hit the meat of the schedule. Even if they make the big time (a CFP bowl game), they are usually back in the throes of mediocrity by the next season.

Who will be this year’s Right Said Fred of college football?  Here’s our pre-season picks for…

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The Tommy Tutone One-Hit Wonder Award

Because nothing says “fade back into obscurity” like Wake Forest.

  • Pitt — Most famous in recent memory for denying West Virginia a shot at a national championship in 2007, they have a returning QB with high expectations. Plus a date with a team that (last year excepted) was known for flubbing games mid-season (Clemson).
  • Houston — From Andre Ware and David Klingler to Case Keenum, Houston rides big-name QBs to the dizzying heights of near-greatness before the lure of NFL smacks them back into place.
  • Rutgers — Greg Schiano managed to get Rutgers on the national radar just long enough to earn an NFL job. Could Chris Ash be next?  Tampa Bay fans certainly hope so…
  • Minnesota — The Rutgers of the Big 10 “Champleaders” Division.
  • Washington — Like Georgia, it seems like every season is “their season” to really take off.  Unlike Georgia, they don’t actually win very many games.

Who are your preseason favs to be the one-hit wonder of 2016? Call us at 867-5309, leave us a comment here, or post on social media. Catch all of our 2016 awards watchlists, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to nominate your favorite players!

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2016 Awards Watchlist: The Sauced-up Award

13 Jul , 2016  

To kick off the 2016 season, we’re introducing a slough of awards for the year — and with them, our preseason watchlist for each.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest!


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This week, we look at coaches who — by dint of stress or personality — might succumb to the lure of Lady Liquor and stroll the sidelines while sloshed.

The Steve Sarkesian Sauced-Up Award

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Our pre-season watchlist includes:

Les Miles (LSU) — From awkward interviews to outright madness in clock management, Lester never ceases to amaze. Maybe he’s a genius or maybe he’s just intoxicated, but he’s as close to a sure thing for this award as they come.

bill-musWill Muschamp (USC East) — If there’s one thing the 2015 Iron Bowl taught us, it’s that Billy is one (perceived) bad call away from jumping over the Cliffs of Insanity. Add to that the inherent difficulties of following the HBC at South Carolina, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster sauce.

partridgeCharlie Partridge (FAU) — Let’s count the strikes against the dude: (1) It’s in Florida, (2) the Owls have a history of coaches with drug-related incidents, and (3) the man is bested only by Muschamp for Resting Angry Face.

Who are your preseason favs to win the inaugural Sauced-Up Award ? Tell us over a beer you bought, leave us a comment here, or on social media. Catch all of our 2016 awards watchlists, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to nominate your favorite players!

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2016 Awards Watchlist: The Brodie Parker McCoker Award

12 Jul , 2016  

To kick off the 2016 season, we’re introducing a slough of awards for the year — and with them, our preseason watchlist for each.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest!  Today, we present:

The Brodie Parker McCoker Game Manager of the Year Award

Scraggly mop of frat bro hair optional.

Brandon Harris (LSU) — Leonard Fournette is going to get Derrick Henry level carries this year, which means Harris only needs to step it up when/if Fournette gets shut down (ahem, 2015 vs. Bama). His 2015 numbers look like they’re from a Doug Nussmeier led offense: 148-of-276 passes (53.6%) for 2,158 yards (7.8 YPA) with 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.

Some Dude (Stanford) — This offense has Christian Friggin’ McCaffrey. We didn’t even bother looking up the quarterback’s name.

Greyson Lambert (QB, UGA) — Lambert isn’t a playmaker, much less a game-changer, and yet Georgia fared well last year. That’s pretty much the epitome of a Game Manager.

(QB, Alabama) Be it Cooper Bateman or newcomer Blake Barnett, one thing is for sure…they are just the next player up in a LONG-ASS lineage of Game Managers.

Who are your preseason favs to win the nearly-illustrious Brodie Parker McCoker? Leave us a comment here, or on social media. Catch all of our 2016 awards watchlists, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to nominate your favorite players!

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2016 Awards Watchlist: The Ninj-eisman

11 Jul , 2016  

The Christian McCaffrey Ninj-eisman

Given annually to the dude what comes from nowhere to super-hype seemingly overnight.

To kick off the 2016 season, we’re introducing a slough of awards for the year — and with them, our preseason watchlist for each.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest!

Our Watchlist (see if you can figure which one is Jeremy’s)

  • Nathan Peterman (QB, Pitt) — Pitt surprises everyone by running through the weak Coastal division of the ACC off Peterman’s hot hand and a strong run game. Also, his name sounds like a fictional Seinfeld character.
  • John Franklin III (QB, Aub) — Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…..Auburn picks up a JUCO QB who formerly played at a big time school but left for whatever reason and made their way to the Lovliest Little Football Rehab on the Plains. Gus Malzahn has a way to take second-hand players and turn them into stars.
  • Mitch Trubisky (QB, UNC) — If I’m going to be stuck in basketball country and listen to people talk about North Carolina teams like they’re real entities, then so are you. Larry Fedora has been building a fairly stable program, and the Tar Heels might be on the verge of pulling off something special this year.  (see also: Pitt, weak Coastal division)

Who are your preseason favs to win the Ninj-eisman? Leave us a comment here, or on social media. Catch all of our 2016 awards watchlists, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to nominate your favorite players!

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2016 Preseason Awards Watchlist – Crab Legs of Destiny

8 Jul , 2016  

 

As the mayflies die out, the ticks become more aggressive, and the long muggy summer drags slowly towards the finish line of Autumn, so too does Igno Rants of College Football emerge from its long off-season hibernation.

To kick off the 2016 season, we’re introducing a slough of awards for the year — and with them, our preseason watchlist for each.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest!

The Jameis Winston “Crab Legs of Destiny” Award

This award is given to the player whose off-the-field antics represents a significant proportion of their total media coverage. Named for none other than FSU’s own “Famous” Jameis Winston, this award represents the pinnacle of “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.”  Unless it lands you with Tampa Bay. In that case, it sucks real bad.

The Watchlist

  • Kenny Hill (QB, TCU) — Famously flamed out at the school that made Johnny Manziel a hero. Still playing in the lawless Republic of Texas. (See: Baylor)
  • Dalvin Cook (RB, FSU) — What Texas is for lawlessness, Florida is for reckless stupidity. Bonus: hails from Miami.
  • The entire Colorado roster — Buff’s history + legal weed = Rocky Mountain High baby!
  • Anyone featured in the Netflix documentary “Last Chance U”

Catch all of our 2016 awards watchlists, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to nominate your favorite players!

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