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Tebow to the Bigs, Mac to Michigan, Fergie's Anthem Fail, #FreeMcCarron (ep. 98)

It’s a surprisingly busy week in SEC football news, as the guys break down some coaching changes, including Jim McElwain joining Jim Harbaugh at Michigan (00:46), and Alabama picking up the legendary Coach Cool (Craig Kuligowski) of Mizzou fame (9:11). Speaking of people changing jobs, former Alabama QB AJ McCarron is now free from the Bengals’ pit of misery and he can finally get a chance to start (16:20). For some reason, Connor decided to celebrate this by writing him a poem, so…enjoy...


SEC Valentines, Manziel SZN, Mullen, Dropping Football Attendance (ep. 97)

It’s the season of love in the SEC, and that means it’s #comebackszn for Johnny Manziel (00:00). Where will he play next? Is there a worse mentor than Josh McCown, or a better place to fail than Cleveland? In an ultimate power move, Dan Mullen threw some shade at Georgia (10:39) for wins that McElwain earned. This is either the beginning of a great rivalry between two coaches, or the biggest running joke for years to come. Let’s take a two-car ride on the Lane Train (17:25), as Lane Kiffin...


National Signing Day Aftermath with Corey Long (ep. 96)

It’s National Signing Day, the last gasp of football before the long, cold offseason. The guys break down Georgia’s historic day and what it’s like to be an Alabama fan after years of being told “If you’re not first, you’re last” (0:00). This NSD was one for the ages, including the mic drop by Jacob Copeland’s mom (6:22), and several decisions that went against Tennessee in the most hilarious way possible(10:07) – did the trash can on the sideline curse them forever? We learned something...


Recruitin' Down South: NSD Prep with Corey Long (ep. 95)

The latest episode of the Recruitin’ Down South once again features SDS recruiting insider Corey Long -- @CoreyLong on Twitter. We discuss the importance of official visits and why schools aim to get the last official visit with key targets and what National Signing Day will look like following the first ever early signing period. Corey then gives his predictions for some of the highest ranked uncommitted prospects left on the board for SEC programs.


Josh Allen is Overrated, the XFL is Back, Bad SEC Tattoos, and Signing Day is Lame (ep. 94)

Are y'all tired of Josh Allen from Wyoming getting overhyped despite being painfully average? So are we. The guys tackle that (00:00) and much more on today's pod. The XFL is back, and we couldn't be more excited(12:38). What rules need to be implemented? Who would you draft first? Transfer rules are currently set up to let coaches leave their players high and dry. Should players be able to transfer when a coach leaves (31:07)? Plus bad SEC tattoos(36:48), why National Signing Day has...


The New SDS Pod Season Premiere: Top 50 Moments of 2017 (ep. 93)

The SDS Podcast is back and better than ever with new hosts Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler. Join the guys as they fight offseason boredom with their top 50 moments of last season. The list(starts at 4:00) focuses on moments that shaped the college football world. They disagree on a few things, including Feleipe Franks' hail mary pass setting the stage for mediocrity in the SEC. The guys share their hottest takes for 2018 (20:30). Could Jalen Hurts be a kicker? What about Les Miles – is he...


Recruitin' Down South: UA All-America Game with Corey Long (ep. 92)

The latest episode of the Recruitin’ Down South podcast features SDS’ own Corey Long (on Twitter @CoreyLong). Corey was in Orlando for the Under Armour All-American game and we wanted to discuss his thoughts on several of the prospects either headed to the SEC or currently being recruited by SEC programs. The surprise of the event was MVP RB Maurice Washington, he broke several records in the game and earned himself the attention of a few SEC programs coming out of the event. We also...


Brian Bosworth AKA The Boz (ep. 91)

Two-time Oklahoma All-American linebacker Brian Bosworth, AKA "The Boz" joined host Connor O'Gara on the SDS podcast. The two talked about what the downfall was for Bosworth's Sooners in the Rose Bowl and what he thinks about that Georgia defense. Bosworth also talked about how his swagger was different than Baker Mayfield's, as well as which defense has the advantage on Monday night. And what's the final score for the all-SEC title game? Bosworth gave his thoughts on that. Bosworth joined...


Recruitin' Down South: Andrew Bone of Bama Insider (ep. 90)

On the latest edition of Recruitin’ Down South we talked to recruiting reporter Andrew Bone (@AndrewJBone on Twitter) of Bama Insider the Alabama Rivals affiliate. We wanted to get his thoughts on the early signing day period and where the Tide will focus their attention in recruiting as we barrel toward the tradition signing period in February. Among the topics discussed on this episode: How is Alabama currently trending with Under Armour All-American and current commit Quay Walker? Could...


Tim Tebow (ep. 88)

Ahead of the Playoff showdowns on New Year's Day, Heisman Trophy winner and current ESPN/SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow joined the show to break it all down. Tebow and SDS senior national columnist Connor O'Gara talked about all things Playoff, including the keys to victory for Alabama and Georgia. Tebow also shared his thoughts on the public perception of Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, as well as some additional thoughts on the Benny Snell ejection that had Tebow fired up on Friday....


First and 10: Adam Kramer (ep. 88)

Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report joins Matt Hayes to preview the upcoming CFP Semifinal games. Who is the most dangerous team in the playoff? Who will win the rubber match between Alabama and Clemson? Is Georgia's Jake Fromm a liability? Also..what's the likelyhood of an all-SEC national championship game? All that and much more.


Recruitin' Down South: Barton Simmons (ep. 87)

Host Michael Bratton is joined by possibly the biggest name in recruiting, Barton Simmons of 247Sports to talk about the ins and outs of the modern recruiting cycle. The conversation (start: 2:34) focuses less on the specificities of the current class and more on the process. 2017 has seen the whole recruiting landscape undergo the most significant change ever; how will it affect not only recruiting, but all of college football going forward?


Early Signing Period, Crowded Quarterback Depth Chart at Georgia (ep. 85)

Amid the Christmas rush, JC and Connor dish on the news around the SEC, including the busy recruiting cycle which has been amped up by the early signing period. From Wednesday to Friday, a three-day window opens up for recruits to sign their letters of intent. No longer do they have to wait until National Signing Day in February. When it's all said and done, will this solve some problems or simply create new ones? Additionally, JC and Connor take a look at the potential Jacob Eason-Jake...


Recruitin' Down South: Early Signing Period Extravaganza (ep. 84)

Who's ready for some Crootin'? Host Michael Wayne Bratton (@SECMike on Twitter) talks about the ins and outs of the new early signing period from an insider's perspective. He is joined by his friend and fellow recruiting expert Mitch White, who is well-versed in the Southeast in general, as well as the recruiting hotbed of Memphis that he calls home. What is the early signing period, and who does it benefit? These guys have all the answers.


Corey Long on SEC Recruiting (ep. 83)

Corey Long, SDS's recruiting expert, joins the pod to talk about the whirlwind that will be SEC recruiting during the first early signing period in college football history.We're now less than a week away, so it's about time to prepare for what's coming. How much of an effect does Long think it had on the coaching carousel spinning as wildly as it did? Which coach was the most recruiting-specific hire? Additionally, Long tells a pretty wild story about the eventual signing of one-time...


First and 10: Jimmy Hyams (ep. 82)

Jimmy Hyams of WNML in Knoxville joins the pod to talk about the ins and outs of the Tennessee coaching search, and what's next for the Vols. Was Jeremy Pruitt the right hire(9:05)? Where did Philip Fulmer's beef start with John Currie, and was this whole process sabotaged from the start(3:35)? This and much more, including whether or not future draftees should skip their bowl games (21:10).


Anthony Dasher of (ep. 81)

Anthony Dasher, the managing editor of on the Rivals network, joins the pod to talk about the Playoff-bound Georgia Bulldogs. Even if Dasher picked Georgia to win the East this season, by how much did the Bulldogs actually exceed his expectations? The Jake Fromm story has been fun to watch unfold, but what does this mean for the future of Jacob Eason? Additionally, Dasher gets into UGA's matchup with Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. Do the Dawgs have what it takes defensively to...


Shea Patterson to Michigan, Coaching Carousel, Future Heisman Candidates (ep. 80)

Connor joins JC in studio to discuss Shea Patterson leaving Ole Miss to go to Michigan, and other news around the SEC. It's hard to blame Patterson for saying goodbye to the Rebels and hello to the Wolverines, but how great can he be playing for Jim Harbaugh? All of a sudden Jordan Ta'amu is the full-time starter in Oxford. Is he ready for the role? Additionally, JC and Connor take a look into the crystal ball and try to locate some Heisman Trophy candidates from the SEC for 2018.


Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News (ep. 79)

Aaron Suttles of the Tuscaloosa News joins the pod to talk about the Playoff-bound Alabama Crimson Tide. While the Crimson Tide were ultimately included in the College Football Playoff, how confident were the players and coaches that they'd make it ahead of Ohio State? Suttles shares the perspective that he had. It might surprise you. Additionally, Suttles comments on the trials and tribulations of covering Nick Saban professionally. What kind of relationship do the two of them have these...


Danny Kanell (ep. 78)

Danny Kanell of FSU and ESPN fame joins the pod to settle his perceived beef with the SEC and talk about all things college football. Far from afraid to voice his displeasure with the College Football Playoff, Kanell weighs in on Alabama getting the benefit of the doubt over Ohio State. Even if they didn't deserve it, does he at least think the Crimson Tide are one of the best four teams in America? Additionally, Kanell opens up about his surprising divorce from ESPN earlier this year....


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