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The Xs and Os show for Jimmies and Joes! A weekly breakdown of college football strategies focusing on the South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers, but will cover big games from around college football!

Andrew Drozdak and Thomas Bowen


    • Sep 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 45m AVG DURATION
    • 52 EPISODES


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    South Carolina Gamecocks vs SC State, NC State at Clemson, Look Around College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 62:45


    Thomas and Andrew talk about the upcoming game for the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers as well as take a look around Week 5 of college football.

    Season 3 Episode 6: South Carolina's Get Right Games, Concerns with Coach Satterfield, Clemson at Wake Preview, a Look Around College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 53:12


    Thomas and Andrew discuss their reactions to the UGA and South Carolina, their concerns with U of SC Offensive OC Marcus Satterfield, 5 things they want to see in Carolina's next two games, preview the Clemson and Wake game, take a look back at Week 3 in college football, and, finally, a look ahead to Week 4's matchups

    Season 3 Episode 5: Georgia vs South Carolina, Clemson Review, Look Around College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 44:26


    Thomas and Andrew breakdown the South Carolina vs Arkansas game last week, preview the Georgia vs South Carolina game this week, review Clemson's season, and take a look around college football.

    Season 3 Episode 4: Reaction to South Carolina and Clemson's Week 1 Games; Preview South Carolina v Arkansas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 57:01


    Thomas and Andrew break down the Gamecocks' and Tigers' Week 1 match-ups, preview South Carolina's game against Arkansas this week, and take a look around college football. Should you go for two and the win or play for overtime? How important are special teams? Also, we have an email now! its saafoootballfan@gmail.com. Email us with questions or games you want to hear us break down!

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Georgia State v South Carolina and Clemson v Georgia Tech Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 60:30


    Thomas and Andrew breakdown the Xs and Os of the Georgia State versus South Carolina Game and the Clemson versus Georgia Tech Game. College Football is BACK!

    Season 3 Episode 2: JC Shurburtt Joins Us To Talk Gamecock Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 78:34


    Thomas and Andrew are joined by JC Shurburtt from The Big Spur and Carolina Rise to talk about all things Gamecocks football and even some Spartanburg topics!

    Season 3 Episode 1: South Carolina Gamecock Football Preview - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 37:47


    Andrew and Thomas talk about their memories of Phil Petty, their reactions to the Welcome Home series on ESPNU, and review the scheme and key players for the offense and defense for South Carolina this season.

    Season 2 Bonus Episode 2 - Draft Winners and Impact on College Football

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 21:10


    Andrew gives his winners of the draft. He also talks about how teams with a lot of players drafted might be impacted and the new reality of college football in the NIL and Transfer Portal Era.

    Season 2 Bonus Episode - The Queen of Gamecock Twitter - Mrs. Hopkins!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 40:15


    This was a fun one! Andrew talks with @MrsHopkins96 about her Gamecock fandom, the positives of Twitter, the rise of Gamecock Bourbon Society

    Season 2 Episode 23 - South Carolina Spring Game Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 39:34


    Thomas and Andrew discuss their reactions to the 2022 South Carolina Spring Game and what they saw from key players as well as overall in the game.

    Season 2 Episode 22: 2022 South Carolina Spring Football Game Primer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 30:46


    Thomas and Andrew open talking about the foolishness of Calvin Ridley, how weird Aaron Rodgers might actually be, and the scary speed of UGA's Jordan Davis at the NFL combine. The hosts spend the rest of the show discussing the South Carolina Spring Football Game, who they are looking to see play, and what players and position groups should be playing with something to prove.

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Super Bowl Preview with Josh Kendall from The Athletic

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 44:01


    Join us as we preview the Bengals from the Rams in Super Bowl 56 with The Athletic's Josh Kendall.

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Reaction to the National Championship, Outlook for South Carolina and Clemson in 2022, and The Big Stories in College Football in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 54:58


    What were the big take aways in the national championship? What can South Carolina fans look forward to in 2022? What about Clemson fans? What are the big stories in college football going into 2022?

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Georgia vs Alabama - National Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 42:35


    The big game is finally here. Andrew and Thomas discuss the ends and out of the National Championship Game.

    Season 2 Episode 18 - South Carolina Bowl Game Instant Reaction (and Clemson's Bowl Game and CFB Playoffs)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 56:09


    How did Clemson's new coordinators do in their bowl game? Who is going to win the CFB Playoffs semi-finals? Instant reaction to the South Carolina bowl game win!

    Season 2 Episode 17: National Signing Day, The Duke's Mayo Bowl, Cheez-It Bowl, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 56:20


    How did National Sign Day go? What will South Carolina in the Duke's Mayo Bowl? How will Spencer Rattler and Austin Stogner do at South Carolina? Did Dabo do the right thing promoting within his staff?

    Season 2 Episode 16: Chaos in College Football and Conference Champion Game Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 56:20


    This episode takes a look at all the coaching moves, the College Football Playoff rankings, and Conference Championship Games!

    Season 2 Episode 15: Rivalry Week: Clemson at South Carolina

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 53:33


    What are the major headlines around college football? It's Rivalry Week in South Carolina, so that means Clemson versus South Carolina! How can Clemson keep their newfound momentum going on offense? What will Clemson do on defense to try and stop the Gamecocks? How can the Gamecocks build on their success against Auburn? Who will come out on top in the Palmetto Bowl?

    Season 2 Ep 14 - Wake Forest at Clemson, Auburn at South Carolina, GOTW - Mich State at The Ohio State University

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 53:33


    How is the Wake offense like the Wing-T? What can Clemson do to stop this Wake offense? How can Clemson get it going on offense? Why Brent Venables needs to go against his usual plan against Wake? What will Auburn do on offense with TJ Finely? How can Carolina bounce back after a bad showing against the run in the Missouri game? What is going on with the offense? What did Marcus Satterfield say in his press conference that really shocked Thomas and Andrew? How can Carolina be making these mistakes on the OL? What can MSU do on offense against this improved OSU defense? What is a "hot blitz" and how does it relate to basketball? How can the MSU defense try to slow down CJ Stroud and this Ohio State offense?

    Season 2 Episode 13: CFB Playoff Rankings, UConn at Clemson, South Carolina at Missouri, GOTW- Georgia at Tennessee

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 49:25


    What the WORLD, College Football Playoff Rankings? What does Clemson need to do for their game to be a success against UConn? Why didn't Jason Brown start earlier for South Carolina? (My crackpot theory) What does South Carolina need to do to keep this rolling? How can UT give UGA a fight? (Play Fast! Throw Combos)

    Season 2 Episode 12: Clemson at Louisville, Florida at South Carolina, Playoff Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 51:41


    How can Clemson get on track offensively? How does Louisville like to do on defense? Who will play QB for UF? Who will play QB for South Carolina? How can Oregon be in the Top 4? What does Cincinnati need to do to make the playoffs? Who will win the Big Ten?

    Season 2 Episode 11: FSU at Clemson, UGA vs Florida, Michigan at Michigan State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 58:20


    What would Shane Falco say about the South Carolina offense? How can Clemson simplify things on offense? Can FSU save their season by beating the Tigers? How on Earth is UGA doing what they are doing on offense? How are they like the Alabama teams of the early Saban years? Will Dan Mullen throw caution to the wind? Why does the Big Ten play big games at noon? Why doesn't Kenneth Walker III not get more Heisman hype?

    Season 2 Episode 10: Clemson at Pitt, SCar at Texas AM, GOTW - LSU at Ole Miss

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 53:53


    Can Clemson get it going? This is the first time they aren't favored against an ACC team in how long? What is Andrew's bold prediction about Pitt's QB's draft status? What did Andrew point out as bad play calls after Coach Beamer asked for fans to point them out to him? What can Zeb do? Why won't SCar kick field goals? How good is Texas AM's QB? Can LSU focus in Oxford after this week's announcement about Coach O's future? What in the world is a 3-2-6 defense? Why does Ole Miss need to watch Lane Kiffin very closely after the game? Find out on this week's episode!

    Season 2 Episode 9: Clemson v Syracuse, Vanderbilt v South Carolina, GOTW: Kentucky v Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 51:35


    We are halfway through the season! How can Clemson bounce back? What is the Veer and Shoot? Why does Andrew have to wear a Clemson shirt to work on Friday? When is it a good idea to have a defensive end throw a pass? How on Earth can any team block Jordan Davis?

    Season 2 Episode 8: A look around college football, SCar v UT, GOTW: Penn State v Iowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 51:27


    Where are all the offensive stars in college football? Who are the best 4 teams? Can anyone stop UGA? Why is the PAC-12 such a mess? A breakdown of South Carolina and Tennessee and the Game of the Week - Penn State and Iowa

    Season 2 Episode 7: BC v Clemson, Troy V SCar, GOTW: Arkansas v UGA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 56:35


    Get ready for this week's breakdown of the BC and Clemson game, the Troy and South Carolina Game, as well as the Game of the Week - Arkansas and Georgia

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Clemson v NC State, UK v SCar, Texas AM v Arkansas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 54:57


    This week we breakdown Clemson and NC State, Kentucky and South Carolina, as well as Texas AM and Arkansas

    Season 2 Episode 5 - SCar v UGA, GT v Clem, GOTW: Bama v UF

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 58:53


    Check out our preview of the Gamecocks versus the Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets versus the Tigers, and The Crimson Tide versus the Gators

    Season 2 Episode 4: South Carolina v East Carolina, SC State v Clemson, GOW: Ohio State v Oregon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 42:34


    Listen to this week's breakdown of the South Carolina v East Carolina game, SC State v Clemson, and GOW - The Ohio State v Oregon

    Season 2 Episode 3: Week 1 - EIU v SCar, UGA v Clemson, Miami v Alabama

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 45:19


    It is FINALLY football season! Take a listen to breakdown of the Eastern Illinois vs South Carolina game, Georgia vs Clemson game, and our Game of the Week: Miami vs Alabama

    Season 2 Ep 2: Changing Conferences, NIL, Clemson Preview, Favorite Schemes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 58:51


    This week, Thomas and I talk about changes to the conferences, the new NIL rules, preview Clemson's team for the 2021 season, and share our favorite offensive and defensive schemes in college football.

    South Carolina Football Preview with Thomas Bowen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 60:27


    Season 2 is here! Check out our preview of the 2021 South Carolina Gamecock football team!

    Season 2 Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 3:39


    Its time for the 2021 football season!

    Episode 15 - Season Finale - NFL Draft Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 39:58


    Who won the draft? Who took the biggest risks? Who seemed to lose the draft? Which Gamecocks are the most likely to get drafted in 2022? BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR GUESTS THIS SEASON!

    Penultimate Episode - Garnet and Black Spring Game Deep Dive with Thomas Bowen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 56:20


    The penultimate episode is where all the cool stuff happens. Listen to a position by position break down, play breakdown, offensive philosophy breakdown, and expectations for the season

    South Carolina Spring Game Instant Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 14:02


    What happened in the 2021 South Carolina Spring Football Game? Who stood out? What are the instant takeaways?

    Episode 13 - How Do You Build a NFL Dynasty?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 43:49


    How did the Steelers of the 70s, the 49ers of the 80s, the Cowboys of the 90s, and the Patriots in both decades of the 2000s build a dynasty? Where are the teams who drafted in the Top 5 of the 2011 ten years later?

    Episode 12- Andrew Drozdak

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 34:25


    I'm flying solo and asking the most important question going onto the NFL Draft: Should you take a QB in the first 3 picks? History and evidence would say, no.

    Episode 11 - Jake James

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 75:24


    This week I talk with my friend Jake James aka "The Thoroughbred" Jaxon James from his days as a professional wrestler. Jake takes us through his journey from small-town South Carolina football player, to North Greenville University, to Newberry College, and into the world of professional wrestling.

    Episode 10 - Brad Fowler - Pint Glass Football Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 69:38


    Brad Fowler from the Pint Glass Football Podcast and I discuss different NFL prospects we are excited about heading into the draft and give a preview of all 5 of the Power 5 conferences!

    Episode 9 - Cory Boyd

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 26:29


    Today I talk with former South Carolina Gamecock running back and current head coach of the South Carolina Faith A&M Bulls, Cory Boyd.

    Episode 8 - Adam Russell

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 52:04


    Our first of many episodes with a slightly below average football fan (but an extremely funny guy and great friend) Adam Russell. We discuss the upcoming NFL Draft, and weirdly enough Twight movies, Gangs of New York, the Grammys, and dad jokes. Basically, it's a lot of fun while also being a deep dive into the game of football.

    Episode 7 - Perry Orth

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 42:38


    This week I talk with Perry Orth about playing for Coach Spurrier, and how he was taught to read the field as QB in Coach Spurrier's system. We also discuss what he is doing now with QB1 Athletics and AC Flora QB coach.

    Episode 6 - Syvelle Newton

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 29:26


    In today's episode, I talk with Syvelle Newton about his time playing at Marlboro County, being recruited, his time at South Carolina, and what he is doing now to help people understand the importance of seeking help when they need it with mental health!

    Episode 5 - Rafael Little

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 25:21


    In this episode, I talk with former TL Hanna and the University of Kentucky running back, Rafael Little, about his experience in high school, being recruited, playing at UK, and in the pros!

    Episode 4 - Part 2 - Andy Boyd and Bryson Summers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 38:48


    Here is part 2 of my talk with Andy and Bryson. We talk about Steve Spurrier's offensive system and what Shane Beamer brings to the table as the new head football coach at South Carolina.

    Episode 4 - Part 1 - Andy Boyd and Bryson Summers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 26:32


    In Part 1 of this Episode, Bryson and I talk with former Gamecock Tight End, Andy Boyd, about being recruited to South Carolina, playing for Lou Holtz, and the differences in practice and philosophy between Coach Holtz and Coach Spurrier.

    Bonus Episode 2 - Super Bowl Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 25:15


    I react to, and explain, what we saw in Super Bowl 55, answer the question of if Tom Brady is the GOAT, and give a preview of what's to come for the Slightly Above Average Football Fan Podcast.

    Episode 3 - Langston Moore

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 44:10


    Music - Higher Ground by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.comLogo - Josh ParksIn this week's episode, I talk with former South Carolina defensive tackle, Langston Moore, about the culture of accountability Lou Holtz brought to South Carolina, what it was like to play in Charlie Strong's 3-3-5 defense, the infamous fight at Death Valley, and what he has going on with Athletes and Artists!

    Bonus Episode - Super Bowl Breakdown with Thomas Bowen

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 32:39


    **BONUS EPISODE** - Super Bowl Breakdown - We talk about Andy Reid's hybrid West Coast/College Spread Offense, Bruce Arians' offensive philosophy of "no risk it, no biscuit," and much much more as we get everyone ready for the Super Bowl!

    Episode 2 - Landon Cohen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 27:23


    Theme Music - Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.comIn Episode 2, I talk with my former Spartanburg High School teammate, Ohio University Bobcat, NFL, and CFL veteran about his experiences in college, what made the Patriots different, what life was like in the CFL, and who he thinks is going to win the Super Bowl.

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