Saturday Down South Podcast

Saturday Down South Podcast

Saturday Down South
Sep 18, 2020 1 hr 34 min

The Big Ten is playing, SEC individual leader predictions, Jerry McGee interview (ep. 335)

We're just over a week away from SEC football, which means we have a bunch to talk about. Now, the Big Ten IS playing, so we've got all the takes on that, including an interesting experience that Marler had. Plus, we have individual leader predictions for the SEC. We make our picks for who will lead the conference in passing, rushing, receiving, tackles, sacks and interceptions. Co-author of "Sidelines and Bloodlines" Jerry McGee joined us to talk about his unique career as an official and as a university ref. The guys close things out with some gambling advice from Uncle Chris.
Sep 15, 2020 2 hr 6 min

Power 5 football is BACK, Playoff predictions, Tim Brando interview (ep. 334)

It's a loaded Tuesday pod fresh off a weekend of actual Power 5 football, so the guys have all sorts of takeaways from all the games. What should we make of the Fun Belt dominating the Big 12? And what about the ACC's rather lackluster showing from non-Clemson contenders? Longtime announcer Tim Brando caught up with Connor to talk about some of his days doing SEC on CBS, his atypical broadcasting circumstances for 2020 and much, much more. The guys close with some thoughts on the latest out of Big Ten country and ... Playoff picks! Hosts: Connor O'Gara, Chris Marler
Sep 11, 2020 1 hr 48 min

SEC East Crystal Ball, T-Bob Hebert Interview (ep. 333)

The guys continued their SEC season preview with an East Crystal Ball. Who finishes where? Who pulls off the big upset? Who's the best bet to be the East player of the year? We've got a ton of East talk, including why the guys are talk themselves more and more into a pair of bottom half teams making them look real dumb. Former LSU player and Off The Bench host T-Bob Hebert joins the guys to talk about all things LSU, Les Miles, 2011, Star Wars, karaoke and much, much more. Hosts: Connor O'Gara, Chris Marler
Sep 09, 2020 1 hr 29 min

SEC West Crystal Ball, Cole Cubelic Interview (ep. 332)

Let's talk predictions. The guys have a full batch of SEC West predictions, including their order of finish, the biggest upsets, the best games and much, much more. Who surprises with some random letdowns? Which teams are the guys in total disagreement on? They have all of that. Plus, ESPN/SEC Network college football analyst Cole Cubelic joins the pod to talk about his strange start to 2020, SEC offensive lines, Auburn expectations and more. Hosts: Connor O'Gara, Chris Marler
Sep 04, 2020 1 hr 30 min

Jamie Newman opts out, SEC's Top 25 Defensive Players, Mike Griffith Interview (ep. 331)

The guys have a Georgia-heavy pod after the news that Jamie Newman opted out. What does that mean for the QB room in Athens? What does it mean for the SEC? The guys were joined by Mike Griffith of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, who broke down all the elements to this Georgia situation, and much, much more. The guys closed with a breakdown of the SEC's Top 25 defensive players. Hosts: Connor O'Gara, Chris Marler
Sep 02, 2020 1 hr 20 min

LSU's major opt outs, the Big Ten's major mess, Top 25 Week (ep. 330)

It's a loaded pod for y'all with news galore. The guys start by talking all things LSU following the news that Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Shelvin are opting out for the 2020 season. The guys discuss what that means for LSU and why the bar has certainly been dropped for Ed Orgeron. They also have some thoughts on the Big Ten's never-ending mess of news and why it's so frustrating to listen to. Plus, it's Top 25 Week for SDS. The guys talk Top 25 coaches, Top 25 offensive players and SDS News Editor Michael Bratton joins to talk about his Top 25 offensive play-callers and his Top 25 SEC freshmen. Hosts: Connor O'Gara, Chris Marler
Aug 28, 2020 1 hr 5 min

The strange 2020 SEC coach hot seat discussion, David Johnson interview (ep. 329)

In the midst of a crazy week, the guys have some real conversations this week. But yes, there is college football to talk about, as well. The guys break down whether there should actually be a hot seat in 2020. Plus, 247sports Ole Miss beat reporter David Johnson joined to talk about Lane Kiffin, the QB battle in Oxford and his near-death experience with COVID-19. Hosts: Connor O'Gara, Chris Marler
Aug 25, 2020 1 hr 5 min

Preseason AP Top 25 reactions, why a national title should still count (ep. 328)

Hey, the AP Top 25 is out! And guess what? Like the rest of 2020, it's really weird! The guys have a lot of thoughts on that, including some random tidbits that they found and a disagreement about LSU. Plus, they explain why the preseason Top 25 will do more to shape the SEC narrative than it will in a typical year. The guys also have some thoughts on why a national championship would absolutely still count. Hosts: Connor O'Gara, Chris Marler
Aug 21, 2020 1 hr 13 min

Casual Friday: SEC Quarterback Battle Predictions, Dari Nowkhah Interview (ep. 327)

The guys kept it casual this Friday, and hey, they even talked actual football! With fall camp in full swing, the guys broke down the SEC quarterback battles. Who wins? How long do they start? Also, SEC Network anchor Dari Nowkhah joined the guys to talk about these weird last 5 months and what it's like to be back to work. The guys close with 5-star reviews. Hosts: Connor O'Gara, Chris Marler
Aug 18, 2020 48 min

Takes on the entire SEC schedule being released (ep. 326)

We finally have alllllll of the 2020 SEC schedule out. The guys have plenty of thoughts on it, including why Week 1 wasn't loaded with headliners, who got the toughest 4-game stretches, who got the easiest 4-game stretches and how weird the end of the season will be without rivalry week. The guys also touch on Cade Mays being denied his immediate eligibility from the NCAA. Hosts: Connor O'Gara, Chris Marler