The fastest growing college football podcast out there. Saturday Down South has been the leading voice in SEC football for years, and is now giving college football fans a "go to" podcast for weekly commentary and discussion. It's SEC football, but for your ears.
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What are the expectations for Joe Milton in 2023? The guys break down the most interesting player in the SEC. Alabama OL Tyler Booker joined the show to talk about his return to Future 50, getting recruited by Nick Saban, blocking for Bryce Young, the Alabama QB room and more. The guys close with hats in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
After 3 weeks of paternity leave, Connor is BACK. He and Will react to the release of the 2024 SEC schedule. LSU legend Jacob Hester joined the show to talk all things LSU, Maason Smith, Quinshon Judkins and the RB Heisman drought. The guys close with a life update from Connor and Lad/Lass of the Week.
Will Deion Sanders work at Colorado? The guys offer up a full breakdown of what that could look like. The Next Round's Ryan Brown joined the show to talk Hugh Freeze, Bama QB battle and Bryan Harsin sliding doors. The guys close with "What Was I Thinkin'?"
Connor and Will have an absolutely stacked pod. They dig into what it would mean for Texas to truly be back and why the standard has to be higher. Paul Finebaum joined the show to discuss a bit of everything, including his other TV show that he nearly launched, the 10-year anniversary of his hiring, being critical and much, much more. The guys close with a new segment called "What Was I Thinkin.'"
Sure, it's late-May but the guys have a lot to dig into. Before Connor heads off for paternity leave, he has a brain dump of "In case I forget" takes that he's been meaning to fire off. The Athletic's Ari Wasserman joined the show to talk about Georgia's 5-star QB pledge Dylan Raiola, the state of recruiting and NIL, as well as fun CFB teams to be in the new NCAA game. The guys close with a little housekeeping, plus paternity leave in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
It's a fully loaded May pod w/ the 5-year anniversary of Joe Burrow transferring to LSU. The guys look back at all of the roads that changed in CFB. Josh Pate joined the show to talk A&M, storm-chasing & much more. The guys close w/ breakups in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
Sure, we've only got 1 pod a week in summer, but the guys have a loaded early-May episode. The guys break down whether Payton Thorne will win Auburn's QB1 job and what the ideal plan could be for Robby Ashford. Connor offers up his Playoff picks. Who does he have winning it all? ESPN's Tom Hart joined the show to discuss the XFL Championship this weekend, conference calls with The Rock, Mizzou and the plan for the SEC Saturday Night trio. The guys close with #FiguringItOut: Graduation and Lad of the Week.
The NFL Draft is in the books. Connor offered up superlatives for some SEC Draft picks, including "best couple," "should've been a couple but wasn't," "they know something I don't," and many more. Former Ohio State star and Sirius XM host Bobby Carpenter joined the show to discuss his career, Tony Romo stories, Ryan Day's future and much more. The guys close with Bold and Brash: Way-too-early 2024 NFL Draft predictions, Lad of the Week and a little housekeeping announcement.
Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft is in the books and the guys have a full breakdown of it. With the news that Tyler Buchner is transferring to Alabama, Connor and Will break down what this means for the Bama QB room. Former Alabama star Brian Branch joined the show on behalf of Tide Cleaners. The guys close with #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
It's a fully loaded pod ahead of the NFL Draft. The guys first recap some pretty clear takeaways from watching the passing from Alabama and LSU in their respective spring games. The guys break down what a proper reaction is. Former South Carolina QB Cam Smith joined the show on behalf of SAXX Underwear. The guys close with overthinking the NFL Draft and Bold and Brash: 2023 NFL Draft edition.
So it turns out, the SEC is stuck in the 2010s with its post-spring transfer portal rule. The guys dig into that and why it needs changing. Tennessee great Hendon Hooker joined the show on half of SixStar Pro Nutrition to discuss the Draft criticism he received, the throw that beat Bama, cigars (or lack there of) and much more. Connor and Will close with an "Ask Us Anything."
We've got a bevy of spring games to break down. The guys play a little game of overreaction vs. proper reaction to discuss proper takeaways from the 8 SEC spring games over the weekend. Chris Doering joined the show to discuss the 3 SEC spring games he was at (Auburn, Florida and Ole Miss). The guys close with "Dad Bods" in #FiguringItOut.
Mid-spring is upon us and the guys have a ton to discuss. Connor debates whether or not he should offer Alabama the yummy rat poison and how that relates to the preseason SEC poll. TexAgs' David Nuno joined the show to discuss all things Aggies, including whether Jimbo Fisher and Bobby Petrino can coexist and what Conner Weigman's potential is. The guys close with an SEC spring game edition of Bold and Brash and Lad of the Week.
The guys are back with a loaded spring pod. Connor recapped the frustrating limitations of Auburn's spring game and why the post-spring QB market might not be all that some are hoping for. SEC Network's Alyssa Lang joined the show to discuss the booming popularity of women's basketball with household names like Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark, as well as a South Carolina vibe check. The guys close with cooking in #FIguringItOut.
It's a fully stacked early-April pod for y'all. The guys discuss how we could actually see spring game exhibitions, which Hugh Freeze banged the drum for. What would the rules be? And what could be the way to combat the obvious pushback? Arkansas All-American Drew Sanders joined the show on behalf of SixStar Pro Nutrition through the "Fight Hunger. Spark Change," campaign. The guys close with run-ins with the law in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
After 2 long years, Connor went back to the well and came up with a revised list of country artists for every SEC team. Yes, even Oklahoma and Texas made the cut. Former Georgia star Nolan Smith also joined the show on behalf of Six Star Pro Nutrition. Smith talked all things NFL Draft prep, Jalen Carter, Stetson Bennett and the fact that he may or may not have made up the 7-5 claim. Connor closed with getting outside of your comfort zone in #FiguringItOut.
It's a fully stacked late-March pod with a little bit of everything. The guys dig into Connor's favorite early Heisman bets because as we know, friends don't let friends bet on preseason Heisman favorites. Kentucky quarterback Devin Leary joined the show to discuss his new surroundings and his roller coaster career at NC State. The guys close with a Final Four edition of Bold and Brash and Lad of the Week.
March is over for the SEC in the Men's NCAA Tournament, and boy, was it sudden. The guys break down what that meant and if the SEC's continued March woes will come to an end anytime soon. Knoxville News Sentinel reporter Adam Sparks joined the show to break down Nico Iamaleava's start at Tennessee, whether he can compete with Joe Milton for the starting job, Josh Heupel's contract and much more. The guys close with decluttering in #FiguringItOut.
The guys have a full stacked late-March pod. We've got an SEC coach beef with Shane Beamer and ... ? Well, someone. The guys break down why there's an obvious candidate for the SEC coach that Beamer "wants to fight." Also, The Next Round's Jim Dunaway joined the show to discuss Nick Saban's interesting choice of words related to punishing a player. The guys close with "the thing I do best" in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week!
Madness! Madness! Connor has plenty of hoops thoughts after catching the action up close in Orlando. What should we make of the SEC's showing in opening weekend? Connor breaks it all down. Matt Hayes joined the show to discuss a bunch of SEC spring developments, including QB situations at Florida & Georgia, the new SEC OCs, Glenn Schumann's contract, the likelihood of a Tennessee national championship moving forward and much more. Connor closes with Bold and Brash: Sweet 16 edition.
It's a stacked mid-March pod for y'all. Can UGA superstar Brock Bowers become the best tight end in college football history? Is he already among the all-time greats? The guys break that down. Former MSU quarterback Nick Fitzgerald joined the show to look back on his wild career. The guys close with some dad advice for Connor in #FiguringItOut.
It's a glorious time of year. March Madness is here. Connor and Will open by discussing the Pac-12's media deal and the awful position the conference is in. 247Sports' Brad Crawford join the show to dig into Spencer Rattler, Drake Maye and the ACC's most desirable teams. Adam Spencer and Connor close by breaking down the NCAA Tournament in Bold and Brash.
The guys have a mess to sort through. Or rather, the proposed SEC scheduling model. They discuss Nick Saban's comments to Sports Illustrated and discuss what has merit and what doesn't over the unrest of the proposed SEC scheduling model that's set to begin in 2024. Auburn legend and current SEC Network analyst Takeo Spikes joined the show to discuss his time with Hendon Hooker and CJ Stroud on his show "Behind the Mask," plus he shares stories of his playing days and flipping his commitment to Auburn. The guys close with sleep in #FiguringItOut.
Will is back in town and the guys have plenty to discuss. They break down the SEC revelations from the NFL Combine and discuss the overreactions galore. What did Bryce Young's weight mean? Should Anthony Richardson's blistering showing matter? And what about Jalin Hyatt only running a 4.4-second 40? The guys discuss it all. Arkansas coach Sam Pittman joined the show to discuss how he went about hiring his new coordinators, finding the right guy to develop KJ Jefferson, Rocket Sanders' rise and much, much more. The guys close with #BoldAndBrash: 2023 SEC Tournament edition and Lad of the Week.
It's a fully loaded pod in the first week of March. Connor breaks down the takeaways from the Jalen Carter arrest and what it means for the highly regarded former Georgia star. Vanderbilt's Clark Lea joined the show for the first time. He discussed all things Year 2 growth, his coaching tree, awarding numbers and much, much more. Connor closed by chatting with his buddy Perry about his weight loss journey in #FiguringItOut.
It's late February, but there's plenty to discuss. Connor breaks down the messy situation involving Nate Oats and his handling of Alabama star Brandon Miller after he was named in the ongoing murder investigation involving former Alabama player Darius Miles. SEC Network's Dari Nowkhah joined the show to discuss all things Sooners ahead of their SEC arrival in 2024. Former Navy SEAL John Richards joined Connor to close the show with #FiguringItOut.
Let's talk hell. Specifically, college football hell. Who is in it? Who is nearing it and why? The guys break that down. USF coach Alex Golesh joined the show to discuss his new gig at USF, growing up in Russia and having an atypical path to coaching, all things Tennessee and more. The guys close with self-care in #FiguringItOut!
The guys did something a bit different. They held a draft for SEC offensive coordinators. With 10 new OCs in the conference, they dug into the backgrounds of each and how much they like/question about what they bring to the table. The Buzz's John Nabors joined the show to discuss all things Hogs. What's Sam Pittman's future? Is KJ Jefferson an NFL player? And what's a realistic expectation with a favorable schedule in 2023? The guys close with work travel in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
It's a fully stacked mid-February pod. Connor and Will break down Georgia's move to promote Mike Bobo to OC. Was it the right move? Or are UGA fans just selling themselves on it. Akron coach and Connor's ride-or-die Joe Moorhead joined the show to discuss his extension after a promising finish to Year 1, why he loves Hendon Hooker, losing the Justin Fields commitment, scouting QBs and dad advice. In a special edition of #FiguringItOut, Iron Tribe Fitness founder and former Auburn cheerleader Forrest Walden joined the show to discuss his fitness/business journey and answer some listener questions on all things fitness and nutrition.
We got significant conference expansion news late last week. Texas and Oklahoma are coming to the SEC in 2024. The guys break down what that means and what future changes will be impacted by that. SDS' Adam Spencer joined the show to discuss a bunch of SEC hoops topics, including newly No. 1 Alabama, Arkansas figuring things out, Year 1 coaches, Tennessee's offensive woes, fixing Kentucky and potential John Calipari replacements if he were to leave. The guys close with adult injuries in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
The guys have a key offseason metric to discuss. They dig into what percentage of returning production means and how it could impact SEC teams in 2023. ESPN Baton Rouge and Snaps host T-Bob Hebert joined Connor to discuss Brian Kelly expectations, Harold Perkins' future and potential, the FSU opener and much, much more. The guys closed with Bold and Brash: Super Bowl edition.
Alabama made not 1, but 2 underwhelming coordinator hires. The guys break down Kevin Steele and Tommy Rees to the Tide. What does it mean? Also, is the spread dead? Will and Connor discuss the coordinator movement and why it's often so difficult to understand. Pro Football Focus' Trevor Sikkema joined the show to discuss all things Senior Bowl, Will Levis, Anthony Richardson, draft sleepers, Brock Bowers and more. The guys closed with road trips in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
How does one actually threaten Alabama? Connor lays out the 3 parameters and why it's been a struggle for so many SEC West teams to actually be a threat. Can anyone actually do that outside of Georgia? SEC Network announcer and Georgia legend Aaron Murray joined the show to discuss the Stetson Bennett drama, a bold Hendon Hooker take, how he thinks the Georgia QB battle will play out and 1936 Minnesota. The guys close with SEC QBs in the NFL Draft in Bold and Brash.
The guys have their hater hats on. Connor and Will hand out bulletin board material for each SEC team so that nobody has to search for disrespect in 2023. New Mississippi State coach Zach Arnett joined the show to discuss his atypical path to Starkville, how he almost played college baseball, hiring coordinators, the 3-3-5 and much, much more. The guys close with streaming services in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
It's a fully stacked late-January pod for the people. The guys discuss Bill O'Brien's strange tenure at Alabama and why there was such a unique public perception of him, plus who could potentially succeed him as Alabama's OC. Connor and Will dig deep into the proverbial "hot seat" question in the SEC and use buyouts as important context for each coach. ESPN's David Hale joined the show to discuss all things FSU, Dabo Swinney and the direction of the ACC. The guys closed with Bold and Brash: Way-too-early non-SEC predictions for 2023.
There's a pretty clear takeaway college from watching the way things have played out in the NFL Playoffs. Connor and Will dig into exactly what that is and how it changes QB evaluation. SEC Network's Cole Cubelic joined the show to discuss all things SEC O-line play, A&M's bounce-back potential, Robby Ashford's potential, Hugh Freeze's rebuild and much more. The guys close by checking in on New Year's Resolutions in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
Offseason? What offseason? Lane Kiffin shook up the portal in fitting fashion by plucking Walker Howard AND Spencer Sanders. The guys discuss what those moves mean. Connor tees off on the Big Ten and what a disappointment the conference has been since Ohio State won the first Playoff title. The Orlando Sentinel's Edgar Thompson joined the show to make sense of the Jaden Rashada mess, what Billy Napier's future holds and all things Gators. Bowl Mania group winner Donald Hughes joined the show to discuss his savvy picks, his split fandom and more.
It's the first offseason pod of 2023, but the guys have a loaded show. Connor outlines his "SEC things I can't wait to see in 2023" list, which included thoughts on Spencer Ratter, Juice Wells, Harold Perkins, Bobby Petrino, Pete Golding, Carson Beck, Joe Milton, Jalen Milroe, Quinshon Judkins, Rocket Sanders and more. Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen joined the show to talk about his return to UK after his year with the Los Angeles Rams, Will Levis, Devin Leary, UK's young WRs and much more. The guys close with buying a car in #FiguringItOut.
Mercy, those Dawgs dropped the hammer on poor TCU. The guys recap a totally 1-sided national championship and what to take away from Georgia becoming the first team to repeat in a decade. Where does Stetson Bennett IV belong in college football lore? And what did this feat say about Kirby Smart's legacy? The guys put a bow on Georgia's 2022 run and turn it to 2023 with some way-too-early top 10 rankings.
The national championship is upon us. The guys have a full breakdown of that, as well as a recap of what we learned from LSU and MSU in their very different bowl game victories. 247sports Josh Pate and CBS Sports Shehan Jeyarajah joined the show to provide both sides of the UGA-TCU spectrum and to offer up predictions. The guys close with Bold and Brash and Lad of the Week.
Saturday was absolutely bananas. Connor tried to make sense of the stunning Georgia comeback and why it felt so unique for the Dawgs. He previewed some early national championship talk with Georgia-TCU set. Connor shared his takeaways from Arkansas' 3-overtime head-scratcher against Kansas, Ole Miss' letdown vs. Texas Tech, South Carolina's "close but no cigar" thriller against Notre Dame, Joe Milton's moment against Clemson, Alabama's flipped switch vs. Kansas State and Kentucky's woeful showing against Iowa.
Bowl season is now REALLY here. The guys have a full rundown of that. Connor starts with a bit of a rant on Eli Drinkwitz's new contract and how ridiculous it already looks. The guys go through each of the remaining SEC bowl games with the usual over/unders, picks against the spread. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan joined the show to discuss all the details surrounding Saturday's Peach Bowl matchup with Georgia and Ohio State. The guys close with some 2022 holiday travel horror stories in #FiguringItOut and a sentimental Lad of the Week.
The Early Signing Period is (mostly) in the books. The guys share some takeaways from that and what it said about the landscape of the sport. With Devin Leary off to Kentucky and Graham Mertz off to Florida, the guys have some strong opinions about what those moves said about where each program is at. The Athletic's Ari Wasserman joined the show to discuss all things Early Signing Period. The guys close with Bold and Brash: SEC Bowl Edition.
Florida played in a bowl game ... sort of? The guys put a bow on a weird Year 1 of the Billy Napier era. What takes are fair? What takes are premature? The guys preview the Mizzou bowl game and provide their usual picks and over/unders. Outkick's Trey Wallace joined the show to discuss all things Tennessee. Does Joe Milton have pressure on him in the Orange Bowl? Would the Vols pursue a transfer QB? Is Nico Iamaleava coming in with too high of expectations? The guys close with Holiday Parties in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
The guys pay tribute to the late Mike Leach. Connor and Will discuss some of their favorite memories of the MSU coach.They also discuss the Las Vegas Bowl and what Florida's chances are to end the season with a win against a top-15 Oregon State team. Matt Hayes joined the show to talk all things Leach. Brian Stultz joined Connor to discuss his unique Leach experience, plus some insight on the early days of the Hugh Freeze era at Auburn. The guys close with their favorite Leach stories from the Facebook group.
The guys kick things off with offering some perspective on Mike Leach and his critical condition. With the Heisman Trophy ceremony in the books, Connor went through his process to decide his first ballot. Former Arkansas QB Matt Jones joined the show to discuss all things Hogs, his career and what he's currently up to. The guys closed with baby announcements in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
No games to preview? No problem. Will is under the weather, but it's still a loaded pod. Connor broke down some key personnel decision with "1 Important Thing" for each SEC team. 247Sports' Brad Crawford joined the show to discuss all things Shane Beamer, Spencer Rattler, Dabo Swinney, the transfer portal, country music and much more. Tennessee receiver Jalin Hyatt came on to break down his monster year, his potential NFL future and his new NIL deal with Hyatt. Connor closed with Holiday Shopping in #FiguringItOut and Lad of the Week.
The Playoff field is officially locked in. The guys have a full breakdown of the final top 4. Did they get it right? And what can we look forward to with these matchups. The guys recap the SEC Championship. What did it mean for Georgia? What's Garrett Nussmeier's future? The guys close with Heisman Trophy thoughts after a wild weekend.
It's SEC Championship week! The guys have a ton to talk about, including Hugh Freeze heading to Auburn. What does it mean and what should we make of Auburn's future? The guys have a full preview of the SEC Championship with picks and over/unders. Jacob Hester joined the show to discuss LSU's weird year, whether the Tigers have a shot and whether Georgia can ... 3-peat? The guys close with Bold and Brash, Lad of the Week and a little announcement.
Rivalry Week was bananas. The guys have a full breakdown of all the festivities, including ... LSU's stunning collapse at A&M, South Carolina taking down Clemson in epic fashion, what to make of Lane Kiffin staying at Ole Miss, the Iron Bowl flirted with being thrilling, UGA grinded out a win against Georgia Tech, Florida's microcosm at FSU, Kentucky owns Louisville, Tennessee's get-right game at Vandy and Mizzou clinches bowl eligibility against inconsistent Arkansas.