Welcome to Sam on Sunday.
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And you know what? Last yesterday we were robbed of what was going to be potentially game of the year in college basketball.
Number one versus Number two.
Baylor vs Gonzaga.
It was going to be yesterday, and it got canceled just a couple hours before it was supposed to start.
I mean, anytime you have a number one versus number two, I mean an audio like this.
I think the number one is gonna be changing rapidly.
E you really? You really think that this? I mean, if you get Gonzaga, this is their chance to lose games like you can't.
We can't like this is their chance to build their resume and also their chance to and also other team's chances to knock off number one.
Because how many games does Gonzaga losing the West Coast Conference in a year? They don't they It's their out of conference.
It's there in season tournaments, that's where they're gonna.
That's where they're gonna get tested.
I mean, they were impressive verse.
Kansas, not the Kansas has been that impressive.
I mean, they were. They were impressive.
They had they were not able to play at defense whatsoever.
No, in Kansas is not corrupted.
Kansas does not 80 point offense.
They just did not look impressive.
Kansas isn't known for their scoring.
They're they're just known for winning.
Yeah, they're known there are good fundamental or our team.
And Gonzaga just defensively.
They do not look there against them.
I thought Baylor is also not sure.
Normal Kentucky 90 80 point team.
So I thought this was gonna be a really, really good game.
Yeah, And if you look at Gonzaga schedule, they have one ranked team, one currently ranked team left on their schedule.
And that would be Iowa.
The fighting Luca Garza's where they will, where they will get to play against the best player in college basketball.
Called, uh, nee, Supplier of the year, in my opinion, yeah, he will.
He is at the top of every single preseason watch list.
He's going toe win.
He's likely going to win the award if he has a season.
If he has any sort of season, we're expecting him to have.
Right now they've already beaten two ranked teams in Kansas and West Virginia.
They beat Auburn as well.
And don't don't forget, Auburn was in a Final Four just a few years ago.
I'm pretty sure in the they without they they don't have Sheriff Cooper, though.
Who's the best player running away? He? That is one of the weirdest situations of everything in college basketball.
I don't know if you know what happened there.
I saw what happened.
We know what you're talking about.
Highly touted five star point guard, and we got a report just a day before their opener that he was no longer the program.
And so I guess he's not their best player.
I mean, she was supposed to be Oh, yeah, But I mean, you look, you look at the team that Gonzaga is brought up this year.
This year they finally got they.
They've always struggled with recruiting the top top guys and this year they bring in jail in Suggs and you get hurt buddies.
But he looks to be fine and it's gonna be really interesting to have him how, he continued to play with this team of true Timmy Corey Kiss Bert Jolly I.
It za team that mostly has its core set because that's what happens with Gonzaga.
You have upperclassmen that dominate thes games and younger guys and you show them e mean you've seen we've seen freshman for Gonzaga before.
It's just they've not really been the star e never.
They've never had the top.
I mean, Jalen Suggs.
Jalen Suggs was a great get for them.
And that was a That was such a scare for them with that it was noncontact.
It didn't look good.
I mean, they got it.
Okay, I think they have a They have a chance to have a great team this year.
The player really forgetting Is Andrew them hard off the bench? Yeah.
I mean, it was just last year, his sop****re year, and people were talking about name.
Heart is the pressure I'll pick after his sop****re year.
He's gonna be He's gonna be great for them.
Off the sixth man in college, gospel is always is always Yeah, one of them just want one of them Just went number four overall.
Yeah, he's got ***.
You look at you look at what Gonzaga's had.
They've always had a bunch of players that can that can put up points.
They've always had a bunch of players they've always had.
They've always been strong in the front court, usually with Europeans.
Um, and they've always been able to shoot, and they're always very always very well coached.
It's you're not getting anything new from this exact a team, except more.
Except I'd say you now have the most dynamic player in program history in Sucks and Suggs Suggs.
It's also great on ball defenders.
Something is not gonna get a lot of credit for Yeah, No.
You don't get the credit for that.
When, when you're gonna have most of your college games going up against, um, like Portland State I Gonzaga's I mean, that's an argument you could have anywhere like No, no, I'm saying he's not gonna get the credit for because he's going up against, like Portland State.
But that's why this Baylor game was huge.
Gerry Butler is a great scoring point card.
I think if he was able to neutralize him, that would have been very, very impressive on sucks part and very, very impressive in the eyes.
It's in the top five pick this year.
I mean and this is a stack draft class.
This is I was, I was.
I've been talking so much about that last night.
I think this is the best job class, the deepest draft class of the last 10 years.
I would say it's definitely the best draft class that I've seen.
I mean, I'm not going to try and comparing it to 90 to 96 84 03 because, I mean, obviously I wasn't around.
E think we have like Michael Jordan or a LeBron James player.
I mean, if we had that, we wouldn't know.
We dio we have Kate Cunningham.
Is he a Michael Jordan LeBron type player? 26869 point guard that can.
He can set things up on offense.
He can take it himself.
He can defend like nobody.
I think he's a magic type.
So So what you're trying to tell me is Kate Cunningham is a Hall of Famer 100% in like in my eyes.
I mean, you never know before the season.
People thought people thought Greg Oden was the Hall of Famer.
People thought like, You really don't know right now, But from what we've seen Kate coming and is on track to be Hall of Famer, in my opinion, I mean, I mean, here's nothing I don't think he is a I mean, I think he's a great player and will definitely be multiple time.
All Star has a Hall of Fame chance, probably, But I'm not gonna go as far to say he's going to be a Hall of Famer and like he's shown us nothing to say that he's a LeBron or Jordan type player or and like also the 96 class had a I and Kobe, so I'm we're not going toe.
I'm not gonna go a Sfar a say.
He's already showing me that he's a Hall of Fame type player, but he's he's got all the he's got, all the he's got all the physical skill set.
I mean, being a six, being 68 and being able to pass the way he can, being able to handle the way he can always.
That always helps you out in the long run.
Actually, Um, I don't think right now we can say he is in contention.
If you're talking about 20 top 10 players of all time, I think I definitely think he is a very, very, very strong sense of being a family.
Just just because he's Ben Simmons like Ben Simmons at 6 10, 6 11 and set things up, can the really important there is, he is able to run the offense like Yannis when they tried.
John is that point guard at 6 11, he just wasn't able to run the offense.
He wasn't able to distribute like that cave.
Cunningham could do that. I think he's great.
Three other Jalen Greene E was in this year's class.
I mean, Jalen Greene.
There's probably I've heard.
I've heard from draft scouts that there are five guys that you could that would go number one in the 2020 draft from the 21 class, Probably, maybe more.
That could be K.
That could be Evan Mobili.
That could be Jalen Greene.
Who else? Jalen drugs is up there.
Yeah, I think I'm just looking at, like the top recruits.
I'm just reading off the top recruits.
I'm not sure if these were the guys E J.
Boston definitely up there in Kentucky's and disappointing, but okay, I feel like Kentucky is always a Kentucky has been disappointing a few years running now.
Yeah, they haven't won a national championship since 2012.
That's disappointing for that.
That's disappointing for the program that is able to bring in all these top of groups.
Terrence Clarke, Computer Boston next to each other's.
That's to pull dominant players, so that's gonna be an interesting fit.
But I mean, Kentucky.
We remember Kentucky.
Just we're just a couple of years like 2017, 18.
They lost 11 games they've lost.
They've lost 10 games three times in this.
In that they lost.
They lost 11 or more games three times in the last decade.
And it feels like they didn't do that because it feels like they've been so dominant.
And they have been so dominant.
John Calipari has been, uh, most for called us for going through all the time.
Well, well, alright, let Z I mean, I'd say she chefs e mean probably Shah Chef ski Roy Roy Williams.
Dean Smith forgot about him Yeah, obviously.
No, not that I am the only has one championship.
He only has one championship.
Um, would obviously how am I forgetting him about the just the impact Cal Perry has been the most Yeah, coach called rascal.
That that is John Wooden.
That is John Wooden.
I'm talking about, like off the modern era modern er, because you could say we're talking about the best bat NBA coach e.
Don't ever hear Red.
Are you hear reading a doctor? I'm just I don't agree with having a conversation because it's a totally different, totally different version of basketball.
Um, but Calipari, this is what I mean.
The one and done was nothing before Calipari.
It really wasn't that much before Calipari.
Calipari really pushed that movement, so I just think the impact he's had on college basketball is I mean, he's been Yeah, Cal Perry is.
I mean, he's one of the most notable names in the business, and he's always able to bring the top recruiting class and another game that I can do this today.
Was you kind of North Carolina State? I was excited for that one, too, because I really wanted just I really want to see how you measure up against another against an A C C opponent like NC State, especially especially one as a bunch of There's a bunch of players that that have been good in college basketball.
Savant Daniels Jericho albums Go There's some good players, and I wanted to see how have you can't measure up against our conference opponents because we saw the against USC and Evan Mobley and we saw them.
We saw you kind of win that game.
It's unfortunate that we got robbed of another big game for the Huskies.
E don't James Book Night.
Is that e? Yeah, I am a card carrying member of the book club.
He is James Book Night is a big sleeper for me for the draft this year.
Yeah, I don't know if he's gonna I don't know when he's entering the draft.
I hope that I hope that he stays at E Hope that he stays.
I don't know if he will.
I think there's a good I think there's a good chance he stays for next season.
I'm not sure about the fourth, though, but he's in New York product.
He's He's gonna be a really good, just kind of a pro.
When I watched him, I kind of get a pro.
Like third players where you can tell they're not you just get a profile for him. That's how I e.
Thing with him is the shot is very inconsistent.
Um, that's where you worked on that.
Yeah, that's I Yeah, because the Yeah, that's what I would want your weakness to bay.
I mean, yeah, absolutely.
But for a UConn team that has struggled with shooting, it's not a couple years.
Yeah, I mean, and something that we thought about, um, we've looked at a lot is they is.
UConn needs a second scorer this year behind book night and with the R.
Cole Isaiah Whaley.
We don't know who it's going to be.
Even, um, I need someone to step up if they're going to make a tournament run.
Yeah, I mean, that's why I have watched a lot of you calling this year have not been a future team.
I think I watched I watched the USC game part of bits and pieces of it.
I think they they could be a tournament.
I think they could definitely be a tournament team.
I think it's absolutely.
I think it's absolutely a tournament team in a If they if they can get it, I'm just not sure you need the e U.
Because I don't think e think they're not gonna be able to win a lot of big games if you go up against a big team who was the number one defender and yeah, and you look at and you look at teams like Villanova and creating in this conference that are there that are built as of now, better.
But UConn Just very deep team, like moving forward.
Just talk about some of the other big programs in college basketball you and actually before we get into like, I want to talk about two.
But before we talk about Duke, Wisconsin, they fell to Marquette buzzer beater.
What an entertaining game.
That waas that was crazy.
That was I mean, Wisconsin.
I thought it was called.
It was gonna have a really big year.
They brought back almost everyone from the team from last year.
Um, that was that was crazy, that it was very funny.
I think Wisconsin's gonna Wisconsin is going to bounce back.
Dimitri Choice, who's a veteran point guard? Like I said, he does not.
He gives me really good college five like he's gonna be.
He's one of those players That's gonna be a great college point, this great college point guard just because of how different the college game was.
And, um, do I have the big man? I forget his name.
Happy to say I I still don't really know how you say it, but they also have like and they also got like a Potter and other big man.
Then Michael Potter is good.
Um, they have a really good long small forward.
Last year's are definitely they gotta leave.
They got Ford senior.
Yeah, you from senior from I m G.
That's a good That's a good place to start.
Yeah, it's always a place you look at.
Look at the ways they've brought their pro.
You look at the ways that I M.
S had their program.
There have been sending players to all these great schools around the country and a lot of big schools, including you look at Duke, who is probably when you think of college basketball, the first program you think of is due.
Yeah, that's no different this year.
They still have a very strong team.
Yeah, they definitely they're gonna They're gonna be I mean, Duke also has not won t 2015, right? And yeah, it's been since 2015 that Duke has won a championship.
You look at the last you look at the last champions in college basketball.
You're looking at 2016.
Was Nova 17 Is Carolina 18? Was Nova 19 was Virginia.
Those aren't your one of your one and done programs those air your those air obviously those air obviously blue bloods or fringe blue bloods.
I mean, I mean, if you're like Blue Block Virginia over those air blue bloods and friend blue blobs and you look at and you look at these teams, they've won their championships.
It's not because of the one and done guys.
And even though those were the most talented guys in college basketball, Duke was picked by pretty much everyone who won the championship.
Last time we had a tournament and they lost nearly eight.
It's just it's just with the one and done guys, if you look into when teams with high caliber winning all its when they were coming back to their sop****re years, a lot of time, like a lot of them were coming back to my software.
Here's a lot of time now.
Players were willing to go one and done, even if they're not gonna be a first round pickers and they're a second late second, they're still willing to go one and done.
And that rule the the one and done is gonna be in next thing, probably for the 22 classes or nine.
We're not like we're not even going to see the top recruits playing in college, which I mean, I just I just mentioned I just mentioned the bar theory earlier.
You look at what we see from these.
Seems we're going to see the big programs getting like, lesser, like the maybe top 30 recruits and not top 10 recruits because the top 10 20 recruits they're going to the draft.
Yeah, my people, that is in Bath.
In basketball, it makes a lot more sense for the high school kids to go to the draft than in pretty much any other sports besides e mean that more that more so than football.
Because I mean baseball and hockey.
They don't go immediately to the league. In football.
It would make zero sense for someone to be Oh, nobody would touch the field high.
Yeah, and in the N B and and for basketball, the bodies obviously are still developing, but they But if you're 6 ft six, a lot of these kids, they're six and 667687 ft.
You're and you have the skill set.
You're gonna be an m behave player eventually, and the talent level is there.
I mean, there's been a bunch of, but my problem is how many of these guys straight from high school are actually ready for the N B A.
Or, like Thio, play a decent role versus how many of them are just going to sit and wait on the bench because we've seen some of these.
We've seen top 10 picks in the draft that don't have that don't take big roles as rookies, but because there as one and done and we've seen top 10 books that take somewhat big roles that absolutely suck.
I'm looking right at you.
I was a big, big, big, big E k d had more wind shares than him this year.
Uh, I mean, we look, we look around the country and there's always there's always a bunch of teams that don't show up on the radar that you see.
This team looks like that in January.
They have an impressive record, and you're looking at anything.
This team could make a run in March.
Who do you see this year as a sleeper team in? Maybe Maybe a power five, maybe.
Maybe a power six conference, maybe.
Non power conference, Obviously.
Well, it is power sticks because of the Big East exists way.
You? Last year we could have kicked out the Pac 12, but yeah, and I mean, this is I'll give you three.
What is my biased opinion in Michigan? I think this is This isn't the best thing.
We five, but we really played together.
Um, Franz Wagner is ready for a strong radio.
I think friends longer is gonna be really good.
Um, we look like we really found something in freshman Hunter ****inson.
To really stressful, for he's huge.
I mean, when you have a guy like that and you're already a team with some big bodies, I mean, as a livers is pretty big.
And so they lived.
Isaiah Livers is the perfect captain in my eyes.
He's gonna leave that he's gonna coach Wagner.
I think even though he's a sop****re, I think it's still my team.
So he's still 19.
So Rivers is solid.
That from court is not getting pushed around very easily.
UM, e I mean, what and what livers really does bring that separates him from the pack is a good three point shot. Definitely.
And that's something we struggled with last year when Way one, um, the tournament in the Bahamas last year and then came back and played a number of Louisville Next week.
We shot 20 something percent from three.
In that game, Michigan was 13th in the big 10 and three point percentage last year.
We need It's not that towards been holding us back.
I'm and I think, this year with Eli Brooks, who was the only strong him, and Isaiah Livers with only strong suit of the three point line of the line of last year when shooting from the perimeter.
I think them coming back.
Sandy Brown, the Wake Forest transfer going to play some good defense going toe.
He's shown the ability to knock down some threes.
He knocked on a few big ones, Um, against bowling green? Um, yeah, he's already shooting 37% clip so far.
Yeah, he's gonna be He's gonna be a key six band for us.
Um, Mike Smith is grad transfer point guard from Colombia.
He really Torit up a Columbia last year.
Justice in all around score.
He's gonna have to come into more of a playmaking role.
He has not had a great start to the year, especially in the Oakland game.
He was just non existent.
Yeah. I mean, you look, you look at his numbers.
Last year he scored a lot of the virtue of volume.
He's not a He's not a very efficient score, but, hey, he knows how to get to the He knows that I got to him.
He knows how to get to the line.
He's he's a he's a player that is going to help a team.
Actually we need that because I don't think we have.
Don't don't rely if friends Wagner enough for Isaiah Livers enough to give them the ball at the top of the key with with 10 seconds left and say, Go get a basket because talking in my sleep even though he's not the most efficient here, he's just a ****ing getter.
He's e think that's very, very important for us.
Um, even on Hunter ****inson's high school rival.
M V area parents Williams Creston Ford E book against Oakland, which should not have been a test, I mean that we came back.
It was the visible we won that game by 10.
They were Oh, and two.
They looked like maybe the worst team in Division one individual one at that point.
A horrendous way.
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, and they and and they have and they and they've played.
They played some bad teams really close, So yeah, so yeah, it's not.
It's not all about winning by 40.
It's just about getting the W Yeah, way pulled that one out.
We were tied or close old game and then weigh went over time and ****inson had 17 in the second half.
That was huge for us.
And you're next for team.
My next team is Arizona shape.
I really like what they what? They're building there, I think.
Just the backcourt duo.
Martin and Josh. Christopher.
Gosh, Christopher's someone as much as he's.
He was going to go to Michigan, kinda go to Michigan, but I think he's gonna be He's gonna be great while you're in college job.
Keep him and running.
Martin just I don't know how you handle.
I don't know what they have in the front court or how they got Mark is Bagley is a good.
He plays on the wing.
He's gonna be good.
I mean, they're they're issue.
They don't have a player that's a starred in 6 ft 10.
They got Jalen Graham, who's 6 ft nine.
Chris Austin is 6 ft nine.
John Holmes said.
He's 6 10 and doesn't really play.
That's pretty much they got for tall guys.
Yeah, that's that's gonna be what's going on.
The roster makeup reminds me of one of those UConn teams where they just don't have a big space clogger in the middle.
I mean, they're just gonna have to outrun teams.
They're gonna have to outshoot teams, I think if I mean Mark, they have three guys and Marcus Bagley who's flown off draft boards in the first week.
He's flown up draft boards in the first week of college basketball.
Um, between him, Christopher and Ronnie Martin there.
That's gonna be a tough trio to stop, because I don't know how you neutralized all three of them.
I think one of them is prone.
Toe have a big scoring day.
So I think they're going really good.
And my 13 is Missouri.
Um, that's another interesting one.
J Carton, who was in Ohio State transfer Ned just never worked for him at I say, I think he's gonna He's gonna be really good.
Um, Dawson. Garcia.
Big time recruit.
Um, be that space clogs not.
He's not. E Think it's 6 10.
It's not gonna be Luka Garza inside, but he's going to be.
He's going to be a very, very solid forward for them.
I think they're a team that can definitely they could, uh, they could Definitely, Yeah, save your Pinson has started to take the next step as a score for them escalate.
I think there they could be really good.
All right, So those air your sleeper teams in college basketball, let's move on and talk a little bit about college football and Alabama.
They're pretty good.
They're pretty good.
Pretty good, I think.
Devante Smith Devante Smith is incredible.
If you think way talked about this last week, we have different opinions on water.
I thought he wasn't worth the version pick at this point, but I'm honestly, I mean, I'm honestly not sure about what you can do with water.
I mean, Devante Smith.
He was my preseason pick for the bulletin cough award.
And you know what? He's probably not.
I mean, I like Elijah Moore might win that one, but he's pretty darn good himself.
I was talking to George about this last night.
That clump that Clemson game is gonna be I mean, both teams have lost huge playmakers on the outside.
They've lost albums, lost Jaylen, Waddle crimes has lost Justin just with Ross Ross Ross.
He was as a freshman.
If you remember in the freshman in the game against Alabama is a fresh got so much after that game, and then he really kind of took a He took a step back last season and this year, Obviously, it's been out he won.
He won the national championship fell.
I mean, I don't I don't think I didn't expect them toe live up to the expectations.
He was a sop****re lost.
Track them to live up to that travesty.
Tien is having a down year at 5.
1 yards per carry.
Travis Chavez, CPN It only lowers his career college yards for Carrie to 7.2.
That's That's absurd.
I'm still technology hair.
I'm thinking more of an NFL running back.
But nausea Harris, another player that was supposed to go to Michigan if you know that story.
Um um, but nausea Harris can kid really just put his he can stick his shoulder down.
He can outrun people.
That game is gonna really good.
Alabama Mac Jones.
Well, he maybe he's gonna be a pocket pass.
He's gonna be a game manager.
Yeah, he's gonna be someone that I think will probably be a journeyman.
But there there, I mean, I think I think he can be a franchise.
I mean, I think he could be a someone.
I mean, if he if he's if if you put right pieces around him, he could be a franchise guy, and I think that he's gonna probably go towards the back of that first round to a team that to a team like a Pittsburgh ER in New Orleans, that is, that needs to build.
It needs to build something with the new young quarterback.
Yeah, they could be Oh, or in Indianapolis.
I think he's he's He's not, like, ready to start immediately.
He's much more NFL ready than Jordan love.
Yeah, I mean the package in Jordan, it's hard.
It's hard to be less NFL ready than Jordan.
Love you're in love.
I mean, he has never played against a defense that multiple NFL players on it in college and and I Utah State, you're not playing Alabama, who, when we look like it's not like Alabama, we're pretty sure they played L s u one time.
But yeah, they did playoffs you one time and he did not look amazing.
Um, yeah, and they lost 40 and they lost 42 to 6.
You team was incredible.
But it's not huge playing Alabama or when we look back at Alabama.
Defense is five years later and say Wow! Of the 11 players starting, five of them are started in the NFL today.
Like it's not like that's what happened when E.
Marlon Humphrey, Minka Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Allen e mean Reuben Foster would probably still be a starter if he didn't if he didn't have his problems.
Um, Eddie Jackson for Chicago? Yeah, I mean, there's e mean Alabama has just been so stacked.
Yeah, but, um, Mac Jones is NFL ready because he's getting run.
He's getting college football.
He's in the closest system.
You're gonna find some NFL how an NFL organization is run.
I mean, all of them in Ohio State or right there with how NFL programs run.
I mean that that's where the most NFL ready players they're gonna come out of Yeah, lying under Nick Saban playing under I mean, not admire anymore.
But right e mean yeah, and also like your you also would look at a school like, say, you also look at the school like say, um, like, say, Clemson is gonna bring You got the great talent Thio and L s u with Orgeron and Dabo in Clemson.
It's the notable because that's things that then the bats, the players, the NFL Yeah, and I think Zach Wilson is maybe the least send up already quarterback of the players that are being looked at in the first round.
He looked He did not look good last night.
Coastal coastal, maybe a UCF They may be, but maybe it would tend.
I hope for the sake that they throw close on the playoff, I think they're going to destroy.
But I always I never liked e I don't like, but it seemed, goes undefeated and doesn't really doesn't get a chance because I want more.
Can you ask from them, like, cleanse like, Yeah.
I mean, what more can you ask of them is very true.
But, I mean, why would Why would I put them in the playoff over a one over like, yeah, over one loss. Clemson.
Why would I do that? You wouldn't.
But, um, it's tough because they it's what more can you ask them? They had a winning into BYU who people thought is a playoff.
But there's a strong crowd that things BYU was applied.
Yeah, I thought BYU was better than Cincinnati.
I don't think Cincinnati's E thinks it's not is incredibly over, right? E mean, I mean Coastal Carolina.
I mean, we'll have to see.
Really? What? What the what what we think of them? Their quarterback.
They haven't asked him to do very much.
Grace and McCall Onley one interception on 20 touchdowns.
I mean, they let's look there, look at what they don't They beat Kansas. They beat Campbell.
They beat Arkansas State, Louisiana, Georgia, Southern Georgia State, South Alabama, Appalachian State, Texas State and now BYU Any other year.
That's it's not bad.
Not an impressive resume, and and their their their stout On defense, they played really well as a unit against.
I mean, I strength of record is probably a better stat than strength of schedule.
They have the eighth best strength of they have the eighth best strength of record.
Oh, no, that's simple rating system.
That's not strength of record.
I don't know what that is.
Um, okay, so ignore that.
What it takes into account average point differential and strength of schedule.
So, I mean, it's it's okay.
What? It's not like it's not like they are.
It's not like they're playing one of the worst schedules.
I mean, it is 90th, but that's not 120th.
It's not. It's not the worst.
I mean, they BYU on their schedule and and Louisiana twice because Raging occasion.
Yeah, that's a rank football team.
Um, Appalachian State is a team that that I think is not bad at all.
Say it's a It's always a rough one from a.
That's always always a rough topic.
Yeah, but they've They've gone through a bunch of coaches in the last couple of years.
He's got Saturday field, a light drink quits and Sean Clark last three.
And those three years they've had five coaches as I four coaches, four coaches because they all get hired.
Have they been good? Yeah, they've They've been very good. They've been very good.
I know their ranks.
Yeah, there have been pretty good.
Yeah, they won 13 games last year and 11 year before that.
They have 4 10 win seasons out of their last five.
Where the Michigan and yet another reason why they absolutely need to fire Jim Harbaugh.
Yeah, they needed.
They needed I just my biased opinion on the huge Harbaugh guy car.
Because Armas, there's something they have to reset. The coordinators.
I mean, Don Ground was the number of the top five defensive football five years running hut from his last year.
Boston calls, So I think it's 30 or Michigan four years running.
But, um, okay, he needs to government.
What would be your? What would you say that you would keep Jim Harbaugh around? What is your argument to keep him around? What more are we going to get? Uh, lead a team to the Super Bowl? What, Who were not getting your mind? All right, hold on.
Here's my thing with that.
Let's think of some coaches that have led teams.
Let's think of coaches that have led teams, two Super Bowls and how long they lasted as a good coach after Remember Dan Quinn banquet? Yeah, he's, I think, Pietersen talking.
You're talking about.
He has been successful in the NFL level. I think.
I think Doug Peterson or Dan Quinn go to college.
College is one step down.
I mean, really what? But what has Jim Harbaugh shown us? That he Because Michigan, All right, you're not content with nine win seasons.
You shouldn't be.
I'm not as as in Michigan, and I'm expecting what we're looking towards.
Every year is the playoffs, and that's just like what it is as a mission, as as the winningest program Azaz as.
That's gonna be a long not for long, but as the University of Michigan that we're looking towards the playoffs.
Michigan has one to bowl games since Lloyd Car James 11 James 11 goal game, the Sugar Bowl and the Citrus Bowl.
We need to get back toe the Lloyd Carr days.
I mean, after Lloyd Carr, it all went downhill way.
Lloyd Carr had a stretch of four ballgame wins in a row.
Yeah, after him, restaurant and uh, E read the Brady Hoke is now like the assistant offensive line coach.
I don't know where he is, but here's Jim Harbaugh.
Yes, he's he's been better than rich Roger you guys and better than Brady Hoke.
But that shouldn't be the standard.
It's not the standard.
He knows he has to step it up.
Harbaugh has been at Michigan now.
This is his sixth season, and we had We've had probably, I would say, the re seasons.
I would consider a success.
Yeah, that's good.
That's not good.
Yeah, his first year, he took a team.
You're making my argument.
You're making my argument right now.
Michigan's been disappointing, but I don't think it's time to pull the plug on hardball.
All right, here's my here's nothing with that.
It's been six years now, and they've won one ball game.
They've had 11 win seasons.
And this is This is a program that is the most storied program in college football, and they're just all right there, One of the most storied programs in college football.
They are one of the most successful, and they just simply winning 10 games shouldn't be enough for Michigan.
The standard is a national championship, and if you if you go six years winning one bowl game and and on Lee End That bowl game isn't a New Year's six bowl.
That's a problem.
That is a problem.
That is a problem, and you know what they need.
I don't think Jim was a bad football.
They just a reset.
Adding The reset comes with the coordinators.
Um, the the Orange Bowl against Foreign State.
I mean, that was crushing us. Used to real peppers.
How? Pregame injury.
Um, he heard himself a warm up that was crushing test.
I mean, Dalvin cook down on the roads.
I obviously what's a game? Snap, snap every sat and they that I mean that game.
I hate to make excuses, but Dalvin cook he was doing He was running a right thio right outside.
You're making excuses.
You're making excuses.
I think I'm not saying the Harbaughs.
Harbaugh has been really exciting.
I mean, besides a third year where we were with John O'Korn, we've been able to put up points.
Now we've been able to put up points toe pretty good level.
It's just recently we've way.
I mean, when when you look we lost our house a 60 62 to 39.
I'm just not good.
I'm taking scoring 39 points against in Ohio State defense? Yeah, they allowed 39 points because it didn't even matter.
So I was in production.
I thought Michigan was gonna win that game, and they got That was a great.
That was a great year for us.
We beat Penn State, we beat, We lost a.
It was a great mission.
It was a great It was a great mission.
It was a great Michigan team.
But here's my problem.
They didn't beat Ohio State.
They didn't make the playoff.
They didn't win the Big 10.
So that's not a successful year.
That's not a successful here.
I think the, uh sorry.
I'm Brian, by the way.
Um, you may not like May, uh, you will not like him.
Not not in this aspect, but I mean seriously.
You really think they shouldn't pull the plug on Jim Harbaugh? You really don't think so? Your first point was nothing.
So I'd like to get the chicken.
It's the University of Michigan.
They're gonna bring in recruits.
Oh, well, this is the bet in terms of recruiting system, as we've had in the hardball.
I'd rather go toe liberty right now than Michigan, and we cannot pull the You're not.
You're not a college football recruit.
You cannot pull the plug when you have a five star quarterback coming in to five star corners that this is not when you could stand.
He's had the equivalent to that, like 17 times.
Look, look, yes, he has university.
It's the University of Michigan.
You're going to get coaches lining up lining the job.
Not right now, but you just said they have a five star quarter.
Urban Meyer would consider taking this job.
No, he would not.
Michigan would not consider Urban Meyer.
You know, I didn't see that this would happen.
I didn't say that.
I didn't say that.
I said, Er, Mayer would consider hired a coach at Ohio State for that long.
I mean, horrible e mean he does technically own Michigan, so I mean, Ohio State, Ohio State said, Don't come hiring our coaches has what? What do you say? Yeah, that's true that Ohio State did hire a Michigan coordinator a couple times, so no, but I think it was that Michigan? I had the opportunity to go in a heartbeat, all right, but here's my thing.
Here's my thing with horrible.
Sure, he's getting top recruits.
But is he at this point going to be able to translate that into any success? Because, absolutely, he's had talented teams in the past.
We've we've never had a part of that.
We've never had a quarterback need one.
You don't predict to the Super Bowl.
Colin Kaepernick was an elite quarterback of that.
He was a good He was a good quarterback.
Very Colin Kaepernick.
He was a very good, not elite quarterback.
So I haven't seen many elite Club Sam because because he fell off on what Jim Jim Harbaugh does not.
Jim Harbaugh does not need an elite quarterback toe to take a team to a Super Bowl.
Shouldn't he shouldn't need an elite quarterback to win in college football, because teams, because look, you don't need an elite quarterback when in college football ball.
If you look, if you look at teams that have won in college football was A J.
McCarron, an elite college quarterback.
He was a very bad Alabama quarterbacks of all time, so I would, you know? I mean, Alabama quarterback there haven't there? Haven't been very many elite Alabama quarterbacks.
I mean, you look at Joe names.
I wonder what the sad thing is Is that in terms of in terms of what he did at Alabama, he's probably the most not most talented? No, that would be to, uh, no e o town name.
I'm saying Successful town is Joe. Name s.
He's been successful in Alabama to, uh, success was in Alabama.
He's the all time not operating in college football.
McCarron made it like three times, but two is literally the all time leader in passer rating in college football.
And I think it was like, by the way, what it was like 2.
He spent He spent a year on the bench, No, but basically playing in the entire fourth quarters of all those things way Look at with Michigan.
A standard is higher than what it has been.
You know, i e a higher standard winning, and that standard is not being met.
Standard is not being met.
And when and when the standard is not being met.
You have to stop whatever you're doing.
If it's broken, you fix it.
Can you overhaul the program? Yes. E.
Overhauling the program I what I think you do, You bring in.
You bring in a new chord.
Whoever you can attract.
You bring a new defense coordinator.
We do not have a safeties coach right now.
He quit on the team.
You need a safeties coach.
No offense to all the people out there.
Think that have can't have J.
Harbaugh Jim's little brother as quarterback coach.
That horrible right now.
Could be a better head coach at Michigan than Jim.
No, he would not.
Okay, Bryant's speaking it, but there But it z University of Michigan there is one of it is a very high paying.
It is a very high status job in college. Use.
The highest paid coach in college football.
E Now it's Jim, right? When he got there, did he waas? Yeah, Now it's Fisher. Yes.
I still can't believe how much they need to bring him over.
Jimbo is fresh off the Orange Bowl.
Win for Florida State.
Like I still can't believe that they, like, actually pride them away as well.
Like I mean anyway, for Texas A and M to get ah, quarterback, that's coming off success.
I mean, coaches coming off success.
Supporters say that the UK and when it needs I mean, but here's my bed.
Why can't Michigan pry off a coach like that? They're Michigan.
Who are we gonna pry off? I mean, I can't.
I mean, I mean, give me maybe 10 minutes to think about it and I'll and I'll get it and I'll get one.
But like, I can't I can't do that right now because you know what? Our segments over That's a very good segment, and alright, thanks, Alex, for joining.
Sam on Sunday, New England Patriots against the L.
This is a huge game.
We're in that at this point.
Well, I just want to say, Sam, on your Twitter title, you no longer put the record of the New England Patriots and I think there's a reason for that.
I'm gonna go later.
Yeah, stand your hell