Games Galore 45: Football Convo with KellyinVegas
Games Galore 45 is back after a one-week break. Brian hits on the latest in the Oscar Meyer mess in Columbus, in addition to what’s going down in College Park with D.J. Durkin at Maryland. With a pair of games in nine days and Week 1 getting kicked off two weeks from today, there’s plenty of injury news to discuss. Brian provides all the details on Iowa’s losses for its opener vs. No. Illinois. Since GG 44, quite a few UFC fights have been announced, including two of the year’s best: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier. In Segment 2 starting at the 39:20 mark, our featured guest KellyinVegas joins us to talk NFL and college football. KIV has a new job that she tells us about and then offers opinions on the likes of the 49ers, Broncos, UNLV, Kansas St., other Big 12 teams and more. Finally, in the third and final segment, Brian provides more college football injury news and announces a new UFC heavyweight fight. Enjoy!
–The Ohio journalist I spoke of early in Segment 1 is Jeff Snook.
–I meant to say Florida-Georgia game (not Florida-FSU) when mentioning the eye candy at the Gator Bowl ‘walk around’ pregame.
–I hit on the new college football head coaches at about the 24:30 mark. I discuss how Kevin Sumlin and Joe Moorhead have the best chances to have big seasons in Year 1 of their respective tenures at Arizona and Mississippi St. This leads to a discussion of the Pac-12 South, where I believe Utah (give me 2!) and Arizona are serious threats to perhaps unseat a Southern Cal team that has big questions at the QB position.
–Former Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins is now at Indiana, a factoid that had me stumped.
–I talk about Mississippi St. starting at the 29:45 mark.
—KellyinVegas of Wager Talk joins the show at the 39:20 mark. She provides her thoughts on her alma mater, Kansas St., at the 52:30 mark.
–I reveal my Upset of the Year at the 1:01:30.
–Make sure to follow KIV on Twitter at @kellyinvegas. You can find all of her work at Wager Talk and KellyinVegas.com.