CFB Gametime Podcast Ep 1: SEC Week 1 Preview + GT Thoughts

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Welcome to the first College Football Gametime Podcast. Make plans to be with us every week. We’ll be talking about the biggest games and visit with some friends from around the country who cover college football.

Saturday kicks off the start of the SEC season. This will we’ll have a heavy SEC flavor. There’s nobody else that I enjoy breaking down college football with than 92-9 The Game’s own, Jon Chuckery. Jon and I along with Randy McMichael spend our fall Saturday mornings together on College Football Gametime. It’s my favorite three hours of the week and I hope you’ll plan on joining us on Saturday from 9am until noon. It was great to get with Jon and just talk about games and teams. Not talk about a pandemic or who’s opting out…we’ve had enough of that. This is just football and I hope that’s what this podcast can be, just talking college football and the games that matter every week.

Georgia Tech opened 2020 with a surprise (maybe a shock) to some by going to Tallahassee and knocking off Florida State.  The Jackets may have been humbled a little this past Saturday in a home loss to Central Florida.  Jon and I discuss the state of the Jacket program at the start of the podcast but having witnessed Saturday game in the person, let me share a couple of thoughts.

1.)    Bobby Dodd remains one of my favorite places to watch a college football game.  I really don’t think there is a bad seat in the place.  Despite some of it’s modern touches it retains a lot of the charm of college football’s past that sadly some other places in college football have lost.

2.)    Be patient with Geoff Collins.  They are building something at Tech.  The Jackets were atrocious last year on offense.  This current group isn’t exactly 2019 LSU but the best offensive players that Tech had on the field for most of Saturday were freshmen and sophomores, includes freshmen quarterback Jeff Sims and running back Jahmyr Gibbs.  These guys have a chance to be special.

3.)    Tech’s offense will have to keep them in games this year because this defense still has a way to go especially when they face top flight offenses.  UCF just picked them apart on Saturday.

4.)    UCF is fun to watch.  That’s a great offense and TV doesn’t really do it justice.  “Basketball on grass” whatever you want to call it…when they execute at the pace they want to play at, it’s a thing of beauty.

As far as what else Jon and I discussed this week – The UGA quarterback situation and a look at some week one match ups in the SEC.  For more on that, you’ll have to listen to the podcast.   Remember to join Jon, Randy and myself, Saturday at 9am for College Football Gametime and be looking next week for a new College Football Gametime podcast.