I listened to episode 3 too. Zach definitely praised Barstool in the episode because they definitely have similar philosophies about what their platform is and not being afraid to speak their mind and have fun with everything. But Zach didn’t give off the impression that he was like a loyal stoolie or anything. Zach had a lot more stuff to worry about than Barstool back when the whole mess went down so I doubt he saw much of what they said about it. Barstool was not kind to Zach, Urban, or OSU and Barstool in general hasn’t always been kind to OSU so I doubt either side would have much interest.
I mean Zach addressed this specific incident and said Urban should have fired him in 2015 because of it.
Barstool burned the Zach Smith bridge during the saga last year. There is exactly a zero percent chance Zach Smith ever does anything for Barstool.
If it’s an Ohio State/ College Football centered road trip (which I’m assuming is the basis for the question) then yes without a shadow of a doubt it’s LSU. I want the whole weekend to be about the leadup to that game. If I want to go to Miami, Hawaii, SoCal, etc. then I’ll go and enjoy it without a game taking place. I want the true Saturday night experience in Death Valley (the real Death Valley, not that crowd noise pumping place in South Carolina). I want the weekend to be 100% about college football. The Buckeyes and the Tigers.
Every single coach in America presumably can still get a job if they want. Zach Smith would never get another coaching job and wouldn’t have well before he started this podcast. The source of the information isn’t as important as the information itself.
Assuming it’s regular season only and not a hypothetical postseason matchup, if you say anything besides Baton Rouge on a Saturday night, you’re wrong. This is the answer. Period. Best atmosphere in college football.
I have loved listening to the podcasts so far. It’s far from perfect. I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t know who or what Zach Smith is. As far as the allegations go obviously I want to believe him and I do to a certain extent, I just don’t know where the line is drawn. But I am definitely the type of person who believes in second chances and if my listenership to his podcast helps gives Zach a second chance in a new career path then by all means I’m for it. I think he’s really catching his stride and he’s an excellent story teller. It’s really easy to tell how this guy was such a great recruiter. He definitely oversells his abilities as a recievers coach and deflects some of the lack of production from Zone 6 at times onto others instead of taking ownership. But my goodness the value this guy brings as a recruiter is absolutely remarkable. He’s charismatic, witty, funny. He can relate to people. He talks to you on your level instead of his level. Every topic they have discussed so far has been extremely interesting. Really my only complaint about the show is the producing is absolutely horrendous. I get they have to tease some stuff for the next show, but do it at the end of the podcast instead of getting off on a tangent and then saying we’ll discuss this more in another episode. So just staying on topic a little more I believe would provide even more value to the show.
Who the fuck uses the left lane for passing. I mean I know that’s the intended use but on a 3 lane highway, you’re right lane is for slow drivers and exiting. The middle lane is for slightly faster drivers but usually somewhere between the speed limit and 5-10 mph over. The left is for going 10+ mph over. I’ve driven in most states east of the Mississippi and it’s this way everywhere I drive. That’s definitely not something exclusive to the south.
As someone who lives in Lexington I can confirm that this is indeed still the case even after 85 Yards.
First and only game for me as well
Just looked up Krenzels stats and tbh I had forgotten just how mediocre his stats really were.
It comes down to one guy and one guy only: Justin Fields. That’s the key.
I don’t care what anybody says, the 07 National Championship was the worst loss in the history of the program. Not only was it a horrific defeat, but it made the program a laughing stock, and it spawned the birth of the SEC as we know it today. As far as what happened, I will go my grave saying Ohio State was the superior team. It was the most ill-prepared football team I’ve ever seen. Troy was a shell of himself, Ginn got hurt, the OL played like they spent the entire time off pounding fast food. The entire game was a travesty. If that game was played a week after the Michigan game, I think Ohio State wins. That month absolutely killed us.
I wasn’t trying to act like Hoak was some diamond in the rough, but just saying that since he was the backup at UK so he definitely shouldn’t be able to play at Ohio State is a little bit short sided without context as to why he was the backup at UK.
Haven’t watched much UK football have you? UK doesn’t run anywhere near an offense that fits what Hoak does. Hoak was hands down the best pure QB on the team at UK, but Terry Wilson is more athletic and makes plays with his feet which fits much better into the style of offense Eddie Gran wanted to run. UKs offense last year was basically hand the ball to Snell, read options, wildcat with Snell, designed QB runs, shallow crossers and jet sweeps to Bowden, and a couple play action deep balls. That’s basically it. That’s Eddie Gran football.
Well I’m an idiot. The title clearly says regular season. In that case Sparty 15 and it’s not close.
Toss up between 15 Sparty and 07 National Championship. I think I’ll actually go with 07 Natty. That game single handedly birthed the rise of the SEC as we know it today.
Parris Campbell and Michael Jordan. Parris Campbell because he’s on an extremely talented, young team. Campbell should be able to stake a spot on the starting lineup and has Andrew Luck throwing him the ball. No brained. Michael Jordan will be a starter for the Bengals this year. He’s reunited with Billy Price and the OL is loaded with young guys who can grow and mature together and could be one of the best OL in the league in 3-4 years.
1) Houston seems like an obvious choice.
2) A&M. Unlimited resources and a head coach who has already won a national championship.
3) Florida State.
It’s hard to compare basketball and football programs based on national titles. Leaving that part out of it, I would say Kentucky Basketball and Ohio State Football are the best comparison. Obviously both are rich in history. Both have 8 National Titles (again this is kind of irrelevant, but a fun fact nonetheless.) But even more so it’s because of the coaches. Obviously Urban is no longer the HC, but for the sake of this discussion I’m using Urban. Both Urban and Calipari are both universally disliked everywhere besides their own fanbases. Urban because some people don’t like the way he left Florida and now the Zach Smith debacle. Calipari because most people think he cheated his way to success in recruiting. Either way both are universally disliked. But even more so both coaches came into their positions at a time where the conferences they joined were struggling in their respective sports. The Big 10 was really down when Urban got to Ohio State. Ohio State coming off a 6-6 year, Michigan had just won the Sugar Bowl but had been a joke for a decade, Penn State had the Sandusky case just happen. The Big 10 was a mess. Same with SEC basketball. UK hired a drunk in Billy Gillespie and failed to make the tournament the year prior to Calipari. Florida had those 2 fantastic teams, but those players were gone. Occasionally a team would sneak in to the final 4 like LSU, but top to bottom the league stunk. But once Urban and Calipari came into the league and started plowing through the rest of the conference in recruiting and on the scoreboard it forced the hands of other schools to make tough decisions and start taking their programs more seriously. Look where the Big 10 is now. Ohio State, Michigan, Sparty, Penn State, Wisconsin these are all legitimate top 10 teams almost year in and year out now. Take a look at the SEC in basketball. Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, Florida these schools and more have invested heavily into their basketball programs since Calipari has arrived at UK. But as great as Calipari and Urban are both fanbases internally get insanely frustrated with them at times, but get super defensive any time someone from outside the fanbase wants to criticize them. I live between Columbus and Lexington. It’s scary how identical the programs, coaches, and fanbases are. I would definitely make the comparison of Ohio State and Kentucky instead of Ohio State and Duke.
I’m really starting to believe the Giants were bluffing about Haskins similar to what the Browns did with Baker last year. They definitely have a lot of interest in Haskins whether they want to admit it or not. It really is the perfect scenario for both parties.
Correlation without causation.
Tua isn’t the overrated one in the Fromm/ Tua debate.
That’s probably where they should be. Just don’t have the pieces on the O line or on defense to win now.
Because they cornered the market with the the number 1 demographic all sports media companies are trying to target. This gives them insane leverage with advertisers because they have reached a point where the advertisers need them more than they need the advertisers. They have given consumers an outlet to talk about sports the way we have been talking about sports amongst ourselves for decades.