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    • 4.5 • 72 Ratings

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    SEC East preview + important message

    SEC East preview + important message

    David Ubben and Andy Staples preview the 2021 SEC East season. Is this the year Georgia can run the table? Week 1 vs. Clemson could set the tone for the entire season. How does Florida replace Kyle Trask at QB? After the Dawgs & Gators which program ranks 3rd in the SEC East pecking order? South Carolina, Tennessee & Vandy all have first year coaches in Shane Beamer, Josh Heupel and Clark Lea, respectively. Plus, Eli Drinkwitz enters year 2 at Mizzou.
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    • 49 min
    The rich get richer. Bama picks up impact transfers at LB & WR

    The rich get richer. Bama picks up impact transfers at LB & WR

    The Athletic's Aaron Suttles joins David Ubben to discuss Henry To'o To'o transferring from Tennessee to Alabama. Will he be eligible to play in 2021? All signs are pointing to yes. The Crimson Tide linebacking corps could be the best in the country. Ohio State WR Jameson Williams is also transferring to Alabama & the rich just continue to get richer. How long will Nick Saban reign?
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    • 41 min
    State of the Program: Georgia

    State of the Program: Georgia

    Andy and Georgia Bulldogs scribe for The Athletic Seth Emerson discuss the state of affairs in Athens. Georgia's win-loss record since the beginning of Kirby Smart's tenure is among one of the best in college football, so why aren't the Bulldogs top dog yet? Had Jamie Newman officially taken the reigns at UGA would they have earned a berth to Atlanta? 'Why did Smart choose that QB to start over the actually good one' epitomizes his run as Georgia's head honcho. Does Georgia face a fatal flaw yearly? What is it this season, and what has it been in years past? Plus, the guys look at Georgia's schedule, including their season-opener against Clemson, discuss their abundance of talent, and assuage fans' concern (or hope) of Kirby Smart being fired.
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    • 42 min
    Tennessee might be fun again

    Tennessee might be fun again

    Andy is joined by The Athletic’s Tennessee beat writer and Football & Grits co-host David Ubben. Year 1 on Rocky Top for new head coach Josh Heupel is underway after what was one of the wildest 6 month stretches in Tennessee football history because of scandal, investigation & turnover. Will Heupel and new AD Danny White bring the Vols program back to glory?
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    • 38 min
    Post spring SEC storylines

    Post spring SEC storylines

    The Athletic's David Ubben & Josh Kendall talk all things SEC after the conclusion of spring practice. Florida QB Emory Jones will make a big impact in the SEC East. Could Bryce Young be the best Bama QB ever? It will be interesting to see Bill O'Briens impact on the Crimson Tide offense. Georgia needs to score more points. Is JT Daniels the guy to do it? Which 1st year coach will have the best debut? The guys set up the 2021 SEC season on a silver platter.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Special Guest: Josh Heupel

    Special Guest: Josh Heupel

    The Athletic's David Ubben sits down with Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel. How has adapting to life in Knoxville been? What improvements need to be made? Plus, Heupel discusses his relationship with Mike Leach and his mentors.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Niall42 ,

Great show

This is a great podcast...have really enjoyed listening to this.

chris pugh 1988 ,

Keep it going during the off-season

Kinda ridiculous to stop doing this cause it’s the off-season. I listen to crap load of college football podcast and none of them stop cause it’s the off season. Spring practice has started and not one single pod looking ahead to 2021? Wth? Pretty much just gonna unsubscribe no reason to have this in my feed with no new weekly shows.

Historyfan666 ,

Very informative and funny

I always enjoy David Ubbens and Josh Kendall. They make a good team. Kendall makes me laugh out loud every week.

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