GG 15: A to Z’s Austin Stanley, SEC convo + Week 3 thoughts
The Games Galore podcast returned Wednesday for Episode 15. In the opening segment that lasted 22 minutes, Austin Stanley of A to Z Sports in Nashville joined the pod to talk all things SEC, including Tennessee at Florida, LSU at Mississippi St., the legitimacy of Vanderbilt and South Carolina as potential SEC East contenders and the Georgia QB situation.
Brian started the second segment discussing Oklahoma’s win at Ohio St. He didn’t think Baker Mayfield owed an apology for anything and loved seeing the Buckeyes go down. Brian has been extremely bullish on Lincoln Riley for a long time, especially back in his days at East Carolina. He and Harbo drift off to hit on the Hurricane briefly before getting back to praising Riley at the 30:00 mark.
The OU convo turns to Ohio St. and J.T. Barrett eventually, before Brian explains that during his Gatorness dating back to 1980, UF has never (EVER!) started 0-2 in football. There’s plenty of talk about South Carolina, Muschamp, Vandy, Kyle Shurmur and more SEC. Brian also goes through his fresh Power Rankings entering Week 3.
Among many other topics, Brian hits on Jeff Brohm’s impressive early work at Purdue, the impact of the postponed games on all the Florida teams, the Vandy-K-St. showdown, Jon Jones’s B sample, UFC 217 and much more.
9:15- Austin Stanley’s thoughts on Georgia’s win at Notre Dame, in addition to his takes on QBs Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason.
43:40- Brian reminds Oscar Weiner (Urban Meyer) of the timeout he inexplicably left in his pocket at LSU in 2007.
54:00- The pressure is on the head coaches in Tennessee at Florida and Arkansas vs. Texas A&M at Jerry World (next week).
59:20- Jeff Brohm’s presence impacting Purdue and Western Ky.
1:16:10- UCLA at Memphis convo.
1:39:00- Is Thiago Alves really out of his UFC Pittsburgh fight vs. Mike Perry because he’s stranded in South Florida because of Hurrican Irma?
1:45:50- Brian calls out his Gators to avoid a 0-2 start.