SEC Podcasts with Andrew Lange
Published on Thursday, 8/8/13, at 6:45 p.m. Eastern.
By Brian Edwards
–On Tuesday, I joined Andrew Lange of Sportsmemo.com to discuss the SEC West. You can listen to the conversation by clicking here.
–On Wednesday, we chatted about the SEC East.
–I had the following comments in the podcasts below.
–On Florida’s defense — “They are going to be outstanding on that side of the ball and it’s going to stay that way under Muschamp.”
–On last year’s SEC Championship Game: “It still irks me that we had such an epic SEC Championship game and such an egregious coaching error robbed us of a great finish. Georgia should’ve spiked the ball with 14-15 seconds left and then let’s see what happens with three shots at the end zone.”
–On Georgia QB Aaron Murray: “He has had the propensity throughout his career to make big mistakes in the biggest games of his career. He has been horrible against South Carolina in three straight losses.”
–On South Carolina’s chances to win the national championship: “The odds (30/1) are right. The schedule is right. And the [potential] matchup with Alabama is right, too. Nick Saban won’t outcoach Steve Spurrier, who has a winning record against Saban and has taken him to X’s & O’s school on several occasions. And Alabama won’t be able to block Jadeveon Clowney in Atlanta.”
–On South Carolina’s biggest concerns: “The linebackers. All the LBs are gone. They are probably going to be starting a redshirt freshman and two true sophomores. Very young and inexperienced at this position.”
–On Missouri’s disappointing 2012 campaign: “Quite simply, they never had a chance. When you lose three starting offensive linemen in August when you’re going into the SEC, you really have no shot.”
–On Missouri QB James Franklin: “I’m giving him a mulligan for last year. He was never 100% healthy. He was coming off off-season shoulder surgery. He hurt his foot in Week 2 against Georgia. Then he came back too soon, overcompensated for his injuries and then lost his confidence. He deserves a mulligan and could be ready f or a nice bounce-back season.”
–On Vandy head coach James Franklin: “I don’t think the incredible job he’s done can possibly be overstated.”
–On the Vols: “Tennessee hasn’t won more than seven games since 2007. There’s no excuse for this program to not be in the Top 20 every year. The demise of this program has been drastic and stunning — and I think it continues this season.”
–You can check out my SEC preview at VegasInsider.com.
–In a non-contact drill at Tuesday’s practice, Florida senior WR Andre DeBose suffered a season-ending injury when he tore his ACL. DeBose has four career kick returns for touchdowns and will be sorely missed on special teams.