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Football & Grits: A daily podcast about SEC football

The Athletic

A daily podcast about SEC football hosted by David Ubben, Andy Staples, Aaron Suttles, Josh Kendall, Mitch Light & John Hayes. Plus, contributions from The Athletic's CFB staff including Seth Emerson on Georgia, G. Allen Taylor on Florida, Brody Miller on LSU & Peter Baugh on Mizzou. We’ll cover all 14 teams with something new every day. So tap into some of that SEC speed and make us part of your daily routine.

A daily podcast about SEC football hosted by David Ubben, Andy Staples, Aaron Suttles, Josh Kendall, Mitch Light & John Hayes. Plus, contributions from The Athletic's CFB staff including Seth Emerson on Georgia, G. Allen Taylor on Florida, Brody Miller on LSU & Peter Baugh on Mizzou. We’ll cover all 14 teams with something new every day. So tap into some of that SEC speed and make us part of your daily routine.

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A daily podcast about SEC football hosted by David Ubben, Andy Staples, Aaron Suttles, Josh Kendall, Mitch Light & John Hayes. Plus, contributions from The Athletic's CFB staff including Seth Emerson on Georgia, G. Allen Taylor on Florida, Brody Miller on LSU & Peter Baugh on Mizzou. We’ll cover all 14 teams with something new every day. So tap into some of that SEC speed and make us part of your daily routine.

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English


Episodes

The rich get richer. Bama picks up impact transfers at LB & WR

5/12/2021
The Athletic's Aaron Suttles joins David Ubben to discuss Henry To'o To'o transferring from Tennessee to Alabama. Will he be eligible to play in 2021? All signs are pointing to yes. The Crimson Tide linebacking corps could be the best in the country. Ohio State WR Jameson Williams is also transferring to Alabama & the rich just continue to get richer. How long will Nick Saban reign? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:44

State of the Program: Georgia

5/11/2021
Andy and Georgia Bulldogs scribe for The Athletic Seth Emerson discuss the state of affairs in Athens. Georgia's win-loss record since the beginning of Kirby Smart's tenure is among one of the best in college football, so why aren't the Bulldogs top dog yet? Had Jamie Newman officially taken the reigns at UGA would they have earned a berth to Atlanta? 'Why did Smart choose that QB to start over the actually good one' epitomizes his run as Georgia's head honcho. Does Georgia face a fatal flaw...

Duration:00:41:03

Tennessee might be fun again

5/7/2021
Andy is joined by The Athletic’s Tennessee beat writer and Football & Grits co-host David Ubben. Year 1 on Rocky Top for new head coach Josh Heupel is underway after what was one of the wildest 6 month stretches in Tennessee football history because of scandal, investigation & turnover. Will Heupel and new AD Danny White bring the Vols program back to glory? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:27

Post spring SEC storylines

5/5/2021
The Athletic's David Ubben & Josh Kendall talk all things SEC after the conclusion of spring practice. Florida QB Emory Jones will make a big impact in the SEC East. Could Bryce Young be the best Bama QB ever? It will be interesting to see Bill O'Briens impact on the Crimson Tide offense. Georgia needs to score more points. Is JT Daniels the guy to do it? Which 1st year coach will have the best debut? The guys set up the 2021 SEC season on a silver platter. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:01:03:42

Special Guest: Josh Heupel

3/8/2021
The Athletic's David Ubben sits down with Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel. How has adapting to life in Knoxville been? What improvements need to be made? Plus, Heupel discusses his relationship with Mike Leach and his mentors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:36

Bonus Episode: The Andy Staples Show ranks SEC jobs

3/1/2021
The Athletic's Andy Staples and Ari Wasserman rank SEC jobs. Alabama isn't in Ari's top 2? Where does Florida check-in? Which job is more desirable: Kentucky or Auburn? What omen of ill-fortune has befallen College Station? Controversy alert in Rocky Top! Could Ole Miss scrape their way out of the bottom five soon? Subscribe to The Andy Staples Show: http://listen.theathletic.com/andystaples?sid=t-o-l Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:47

SEC signing day recap & EA Sports fever

2/4/2021
The Athletic's David Ubben & Aaron Suttles recap National Signing Day in the SEC. Alabama continues to dominate on the recruiting trail. Is Jimbo Fisher creating a monster at Texas A&M? The new crop of SEC coaches have landed their 1st class. Plus, EA Sports announces its CFB video game will return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:47

SEC schedule release & Josh Heupel to Tennessee

1/28/2021
The Athletic's David Ubben & Josh Kendall react to Tennessee's hiring of Josh Heupel. Plus, the 2021 schedule has been released & the guys share their takeaways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:26

Tennessee fires Jeremy Pruitt with cause to avoid buyout

1/19/2021
The Athletic's David Ubben & Andy Staples go inside Tennessee's decision to fire Jeremy Pruitt with cause. In an unprecedented move, the school investigated itself to avoid paying Pruitt's massive buyout. Athletic Director Phil Fulmer also announced his decision to retire. Who are the candidates to replace both departures & what is the path forward for the Vols? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:54

Alabama caps SEC season with a National Championship

1/12/2021
Alabama caps the season with another National Championship. Heisman winner DeVonta Smith went for over 200 yards with 3TDs ... in the first half! Texas A&M fans used last night as an opportunity to remind people why they deserved to be in the playoff. LSU officially hires a Jake Peetz as offensive coordinator in an effort to recreate Joe Brady's 2019 magic. Tennessee is in full self-destruct mode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:36

The SEC coaching carousel by the numbers

1/7/2021
The Athletic's Mitch Light joins David Ubben to share his research on SEC coaching trends. Over the last 10 years, there have been 25 SEC hires & only 4 were standing P5 head coaches. What other trends are out there? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:52

DeVonta Smith wins a historic Heisman

1/6/2021
David Ubben & Josh Kendall discuss the latest news in the SEC. Alabama WR DeVonta Smith wins the Heisman trophy! The situation at Tennessee is getting more ominous by the day. Why is Dan Mullen's name mentioned for every job opening? Is he a serious candidate for the NFL? The guys give their take on the National Championship game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:46

Building programs & maintaining success in the SEC

1/5/2021
The Athletic's Aaron Suttles answers listener questions about SEC football! Is it easier to build a program in the SEC or maintain success? Where do current SEC coaches fall on that scale? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:52

Bama vs. Ohio State for the Natty. Dan Mullen to the NFL?

1/4/2021
The Athletic's David Ubben & Andy Staples give their initial thoughts on the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Will the Crimson Tide be able to take advantage of a banged up Justin Fields? Florida Coach Dan Mullen's name has popped up for NFL job openings. DeVonta Smith deserves to be the SEC player of the year. Will he win the Heisman? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:20

SEC bowl season kickoff

12/31/2020
Would CFB Playoff expansion lead to more talent dispersion across the landscape of college football? Mitch Light & David Ubben preview the full slate of SEC bowl games. Alabama vs. Notre Dame (Sugar Bowl) Mississippi State vs. Tulsa (Armed Forces Bowl) Georgia vs. Cincinnati (Peach Bowl) Kentucky vs. NC State (Gator Bowl) Auburn vs. Northwestern (Citrus Bowl) Ole Miss vs. Indiana (Outback Bowl) Texas A&M vs. North Carolina (Orange Bowl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:26:43

Professor Ubben & Josh Kendall

12/30/2020
New South Carolina HC Shane Beamer is retaining 40-50% of Will Muschamp's staff. Is that the right move? The Texas Bowl is canceled meaning Arkansas' season is over. Should Urban Meyer take an NFL job? Would the former Florida coach be successful at that level? Plus, Professor Ubben grades Josh's take on Power 5 Head Coaching jobs not being what they used to be from a lifestyle perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:52

What's happened to the Heisman trophy?

12/29/2020
The Athletic's Aaron Suttles answers listener questions about SEC football! Will Gus Malzahn land a head coaching job this offseason? Which seniors will return to Alabama and use the extra year of eligibility offered due to the pandemic? Is the Heisman going to DeVonta Smith or Kyle Trask? Is it better for Texas A&M to beat UNC in the Orange Bowl than taking another beating from Alabama? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:59

9 SEC bowl games scheduled this week

12/28/2020
David Ubben & Andy Staples welcome you to SEC bowl season. Alabama vs. Notre Dame is the main event on Friday but Florida, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Georgia & Auburn will all be in action beforehand. Plus, Kentucky, Texas A&M & Ole Miss will play Saturday. Andy gives his take on the Bryan Harsin hire at Auburn. Dane Brugler's latest mock NFL draft is out & 3 SEC players are in the top 10. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:10

Auburn hires Boise State's Bryan Harsin

12/23/2020
The Athletic's David Ubben & Josh Kendall discuss the latest news in the SEC. Auburn hires Boise State Head Coach Bryan Harsin to take over on the plains. Florida is hit with recruiting violations & head coach Dan Mullen receives a 1-year show cause. South Carolina opts out of the Gasparilla Bowl. What SEC bowl game is the most intriguing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:29

College football's Christmas wish list

12/22/2020
The Athletic's Aaron Suttles answers listener questions! What is on Alabama's Christmas wish list? Does Dabo Swinney not want to play Ohio State? Who should get the Auburn job? Is the hiring process making the school look bad? Would Steve Sarkisian be a good fit at Tennessee? Why was the national media so dismissive about Texas A&M's college football playoff resume? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:43