Oh, my gosh, I'm brain ****.
Great way to start the show.
I traveled this weekend.
My days air totally messed up.
Oh, wear a lot of big too.
We gotta be starting off here, but yeah, Headband Tuesday.
What a call out.
What a call out.
You calling me out for not wearing a mask? Hey, you know, I actually I kind of feel proud of myself that I even remembered eso.
Yeah, I don't know how that happened.
I'm not used to having Monday Night football.
Full swing Raiders getting it done.
And there's no excuses.
Just just brain **** babble.
The only thing next is to is to get some good ball.
And you might as well just kick us off with what we all really want to talk about, Which is not my headband, but another weekend of football.
Another weekend of college football give you some your thoughts? Yeah, biggest take away, I think. High level.
I missed not having the full slate of games.
I think the first couple of weeks I was able to sit there and be like, Oh yeah, yes.
College football college football.
But Week three was the first time I realized, like, man, I missed the SEC and I'm the West Coast guy.
Man, I missed the Pac 12.
I missed the Big 10.
All these, all those conferences.
It just kind of felt a little empty.
They're gonna be honest with the other sports on the radar.
I was happy to see the Florida.
The Florida teams kind of highlight the weekend, but I'm missing the other conferences and this was the first week and I felt that.
But I think in terms of storylines, biggest take away.
I think it's the other floor team because I know you're gonna have a few UCF segments.
But I look at Miami and starting to know there were a few teams the beginning, the year that were on the hot seat.
We haven't seen many of them because their comments is are playing.
But Miami was one team.
I was kind of like How are they gonna do how they're gonna dio And they had the market game right against Louisville and sort of start to know, and it's not perfect there.
They think they look better, but they don't look like all world or anything like that.
But to start, you know, And I think the storyline for them goes Knight and dame or positive by beating Louisville versus they lose that game.
Here we go again, kind of thing.
And so I don't think they're gonna win the A c. C.
But I think they have shown that with Derek King they're strong enough to mix things up, which isn't she to see.
And the other take away ahead is in the Sun Belt Conference, coming off a hot week, one a week to with some big time wins, Louisiana Lafayette and AP State, and you kind of felt like, Hey, maybe one of those teams could be the team that, like squeaks its way in.
If this is the year we talked about last week, this is the year that a non power five team gets in.
Maybe it's one of those two teams, and we're getting way ahead of ourselves only talking about them at Week two.
But unfortunately, Louisiana Lafayette kind of stumbles, gets the win with stumbles, and then AP State loses.
So looking way down the line, you kind of needed probably both those teams to be undefeated crash course type deal.
And it didn't happen.
At least this'll loss early on.
So those two storylines kind of stuck out to me and excited to have some mawr big time football this week with sec getting into boy.
Yeah, I would say my summary was was similar in the sense of I think this is the first week where you felt like the whole picture of college football wasn't totally there.
And there was some There was some missing pieces of the pie.
I think we started out with one week to everybody so excited for football to be back.
Um, And speaking of back, welcome back the chat.
Who has been active so far? Max, Uh, better than real quick while we're diving into this week three, I'll catch up that, uh, Ravens fan, But I'm from Atlanta.
We have to talk about those falcons So some NFL talk in the chat.
But yeah, I think the full piece of college football you got teams like Clemson and Notre Dame who are to know, and then you have, you know, some of the most prominent teams in the SEC that haven't played Pac 12 hasn't played Big 10 as we all know, hasn't played even big 12 right? Very scarce in terms of number of games played.
So I think my biggest take away is already starting to adapt from kind of, oh, great football's here towards whatever those expectations are gonna be for the season, where it's just different.
It's just different.
The sequencing is interesting.
Andi, I think that is the word I would summarize most is just interesting.
That is kind of my biggest take away from this weekend.
Interesting in the sense of again, this is gonna be a new thing that is happening in real time, and there's some gaps that are unexpected.
But, um, you know, I think still overall appreciative that football's here.
So that's kind of my hot take 100% right? With you chat.
Tell us about your, uh, kind of biggest takeaways from Week three.
As we move on to our second segment.
Did you mentioned the state of Florida? Played a lot of football.
We had to take this to the all the matter of U.
C F for those in the chat Who do not know.
Andi might not believe it, which I understand, but I played at U C F.
So this is, Ah, classic Homer question for me.
But in a presser, Max, if you didn't see it, uh, Dylan Gabriel, the starting quarterback and Hawaiian for UCF.
He made some comments that basically, in this world, you're kind of controlling what you could control, and they could play who's in front of them.
But in his opinion, you know they're the best team in Florida and I know Miami.
We've talked about them. They're hot.
But overall, buy or sell you CF best team in Florida.
Don't take any offense.
I want the full, unbiased thoughts have at it.
I wanted to do a P T p T. I style.
Just disagree just to disagree, but no, I have to agree with with doing Gabriel.
I think when you look at the major teams in Florida, I think you see it is the best team in Florida right now, and it's because of doing Gabriel and before the year started, like I said the last segment, I was excited to see how Derek King would do.
We kind of knew he spent a lot of balls.
So you kind of knew what you were going to get out of him at Miami, even though it was a different setting.
But you just watch.
Miami had sailor team, that kind of front of mind and there's still a penalties.
They're still the mishaps there.
Still, the stuff you're like that's not winning football.
And even though they have one to a no, eventually, you're you're saying, Hey, that's gonna That's gonna kinda chop, chop them in the stuff.
They're foot a little bit and for u C F don't Gabriel.
He's a stud man, and he doesn't necessarily have a cannon, but he is accurate, as all can be, and he's operating back there.
And I know this past week he's more mobile than I thought.
I forgot about that aspect.
Remember seeing him previously? A little bit, but I forgot that he could make the defense pay in that regard.
And UCF has some weapons, so I am buying that you CF is the best team in Florida and I mean, it's crazy that we're not even talking about Florida State on As I said, that right now, I guess Florida, we will see.
But they haven't played football yet, so I can't give them that much credit, so yeah, I'll buy that right now.
On September 22nd.
UCF is the best team in Florida.
Well, I appreciate the context, and I think it's always good to put things in context.
Some of the some of the chat.
The sport the time Twitter, The Dems are not open.
And what will get you some answers on that via Twitter? But for now, we're talking about Dylan Gabriel.
We're talking about U c F uh, Nolan says Miami's hot, but I agree.
UCF What do you think about the cowboys comeback? I think we'll circle back and a segment to some of these questions in here.
Um, but I'm a homer.
I've I've obviously seen kind of the rise, the fall, the rise again of UCF from kind of when I was playing and with Blake and then Oh, and 15.
I don't know if you remember that, but totally out of relevance and then kind of this meteoric rise.
What happened that year? What happened? The dip turn I feel like you never, ever see that you never see the rise out of nowhere.
Because usually when you lose momentum to, then all right, now we're back at it.
What's what's the back story there? This could be a whole show.
This could be a whole.
This could be a whole show, A whole segment.
I can give you the super quick 32nd viewpoint of it.
But you know, this this kind of rise for UCF, if you put it and more of a historic context of the program, which is a little tough to do because I think there's national prominence where a team kind of burst on the scene.
But you don't see the kind of behind the scenes.
You see the Urban Meyer kind of bowling green season that one off season, but maybe two or three seasons before it was six and 68 and five, you know, nine and four.
What have you to kind of work through that breakthrough? Really? It was Coach O Leary, you know, he was there for 10 years and kind of built in infrastructure out.
That was super stable old school coach, you know, the safe and kind of mindset.
Belichick mindset eyes.
What I would say is comparable, Justin, you know, kind of coaching trees, but really put it together, I think the right way.
And, you know, when we won that festival, there was a lot of kind of talk of is even gonna come back.
Is he not gonna come back? He's a 73 74 year old coach.
I think there was some discrepancy in terms of when he was planning on leaving toe when the university asked him to stay and continue to rise.
When you have some success, you the safe thing to do is to keep everything normal.
And so I think it was just some things that kind of slipped away from the end of his tenure, but I think ultimately led to the perfect situation where he built that out is kind of old school culture, old through old school style.
And I always thought that you CF should signify kind of this new age fresh, disruptive university because that's really what it is at the core when, when you're there.
So, um, definitely was an interesting kind of case study and something will definitely talk about fair, but, uh, well, and what was interesting is, you know, I was there as a player.
My sop****re year 12 and one finished 10th in the country.
Only loss was to number four South Carolina by three at the last second all year tour, you know, to the and 15.
It was my senior year, you know, got hurt, but and then and then kind of was in the initial portion on the recruiting side, uh, to get, you know, the Mackenzie Mountains and gave Davis's and and all the guys that kind of took it back to where it was.
But again, story that could we could talk about all night.
Um, the other story that we were talking about off of teams that air to and oh, that air playing are the Irish, uh, postpones, you know, the Wake Forest game due to Kobe 19.
I think that, you know, is just again a timing of the cir***stances type deal.
But also, the Irish have looked pretty impressive in the first two games.
So, overall thoughts of Notre Dame, the covert Irish postponing, but also just kind of what they put on tape first two weeks.
Yeah, I think the postponing.
It's super interesting to me because I think you Notre Dame's in a very interesting spot where they don't have that much pressure.
And what I mean by that is, let's say it's pit that postpones well, that puts a lot of pressure on the A.
That puts a lot of pressure because they're kind of part of that court, those core teams.
If Clemson does it, same deal that they're kind of the marquee team in A C C.
And I know Notre Dame's in the A C C this year, but they're kind of operating on their own right there, basically their own conference big picture because the second this season ends.
I mean, they're out of here.
So I think the fact that Notre Dame doesn't blink can't postpones the game.
I think that takes a lot of pressure off the next team, right, and then the next team that's forced to postpone because they can point to Notre Dame and say, Oh, well, they already did it.
They're they're kind of a cop out.
It's similar to the Pac 12 right? There was a lot of pressure on the Pac 12 just given that the fact that on the West Coast like they didn't want to be the first team toe to cancel right, they want a one of the bigger boys, the Big 10 of the SEC to do it Big 10 does.
It takes a lot of pressure off the Pac 12 to then canceled.
So I think there's a similar excuse me, similar dynamic going on with Notre Dame in that regard on.
I think this is the first of many that we will see throughout the next throughout the coming months.
I also think it's a blessing in disguise, potentially looking down the line to the Big 10 and Pac 12.
If if teams start postponing games and you need more weeks on the back end to fit some of these games in and let's say the playoffs and the conference championships or especially the playoff is then pushed back, that allows the Big 10 to not have to be perfect what their schedule and rattle off eight consecutive games.
It could potentially add more wiggle room for those conferences on the back end.
We're talking January now for these conferences that started late to squeeze in game.
So I think it's a potential big blessing in disguise that these teams that we don't even know if they're gonna need to help right now, but they'll need to help down the road.
It's a blessing in disguise for those guys.
But Notre Dame absolutely blew the doors off USF this weekend.
I think it's one of those teams, or that's what you expect out of them.
It wasn't it wasn't perfect, didn't look perfect.
But they're taking care of business and we've talked about in the past couple of months Notre Dame's kind of a sleeper team, because they are the outlier.
And any time you have eaten Buck Guy who's your quarterback who's seen a lot of ball, I think he can carry the torch.
And so I'm excited about Notre Dame.
But the off the field storylines and the nuances there is super exciting to me and it will be very fun to follow in the coming months and see how.
See if Notre Dame kind of carries the torch for other teams that may have been apprehensive to do so.
Yeah, I think obviously with the postman, opponents of the Wake Forest game.
Just, you know, another one of those things that this is the year that we're in.
When I think of Notre Dame, though, especially in this time, I think the thing I've been impressed with overall is in kind of a world where people have been resistant to change.
You don't know what's gonna happen kind of on the conference level with, you know, our conferences playing.
Are they not playing? What does the schedule look like? Notre Dame has kind of silently just been maneuvering to do whatever it can possibly do to play football.
Get on the field and they've done so successfully.
You know, you know, just to think and talk about an independent program.
Who's got this TV contract, this deal with NBC, who then is able to get, you know, into the A C. C.
Start playing all within the same year that this kind of madness has happened to me.
I thought that was a really interesting story line.
When I think about Notre Dame and how historically they've been kind of separate from from the rest of college football in some way, shape or form, and that's separate nature is, it's It's not ideal.
Kobe is not ideal for anyone.
But I think being separate, as allowed Notre Dame to do a lot of things that, if they were in a conference, may not have been able to dio, because just sit here, here in your statement right there.
I know a couple months back, I'm pretty sure Notre Dame was the first school to cancel that awkward gaps in between Thanksgiving and Christmas for students.
Go back to campus.
I'm pretty sure Notre Dame was the first school I know.
A lot of schools have done that sense.
I think USC is canceled.
That basically to prevent CO.
But once guys go home for for for Thanksgiving there home through like January writer until you get back to January.
So I I just I tip my cap to Notre Dame for being cutting edge and not blinking and said, Hey, this is the deal.
We'll figure out on the fly, but we're not gonna allow things to get worse.
And so on the football side, I think it only hurts them right.
You want to keep momentum going.
You want to keep doing that.
But I respect him for making this move.
Andi, I think you could stay playing, playing football for any college team.
It's the name of the game.
They've been successful at that.
You're going to take some bells in the form of postponement postponements.
Excuse me and unexpected things that are popping up.
But overall, I think they're doing a the best job of any in terms of making sure their football team gets on the field.
So, um, but always gotta think about safety, Max.
I think we take this time.
We mix it up, we go some reviews.
How do you think? Let's do it.
There was We were supposed to look at a couple of players Pro Day scripts.
Didn't get to a couple because the stream was just so electric.
I mean, it was popping off.
The chat was rolling.
We got the chat rolling again.
We got some new faces, some new names in the chat.
Welcome, Christian bu five, this is your junior highlights.
Uh, tastes on with us next.
He had 400 yards and five TDs.
I'm talking about Yeah, we're gonna have to check them out.
But first, ah, pro day script.
We did not get Thio last time, but Kyle McCor**** Let's check out his profile. Riel.
Quick, Kyle is coming from Loomis, California Del Oro High School.
Did the Pro day script, uh, 2022.
What is that, a junior junior right now? Yep.
6611 93 runs 49 40.
So, Kyle McCor****, hop it in pro day script.
We're gonna check out his pro day script, and then we're gonna mix it up, go to some other highlights perfectly.
See what you got.
Kyle Chow was on, sire.
Like a little a little preproduction.
We got some pads on.
We got we got to roll back for the pads.
I used to do this every once in a while.
Training in the off season.
Throwing the rock with pads on.
So I see you see you doing this.
Okay, First thought Nick Picky court.
It's not even a quarterback thing. Quarterback.
I'm cool with, uh, this isn't one take, which I know is A is a big thing.
Kyle, if you're watching and for all your quarterbacks watching.
They want it in one take, so it's not cut up, which is counterintuitive.
Usually you're thinking highlight film through a highlight film went to cut it up, but they want a one take to make sure you're not, uh, just showing us your best throws and re throwing the throw nine times just to get a perfect.
So make sure to do that.
But football wise, I love his footwork.
You can tell it's active, He's staying compact with his lower half, and what that allows him to do is just get the ball out quickly.
And he's very quiet up top because he's utilizing his lower half to get a lot of explosion there.
Hence, right there with his with throwing on the run.
So work wise, really like what I'm seeing.
Arm strength wise, great ball pops out of his hands.
You can tell he's well coached throwing the ball on time.
20 one throws when you were running down this script, Max and I know like you said, this isn't a continuous shot, but 21 throws here.
Did you have any throws that were your favorite? The ones that you were looking forward. Thio.
You were dropping dimes as a quarterback.
How are you thinking about a quarterback script and how you approach it? It's a great question.
I know for me where you're going to stand out.
It's the same way in the NFL combine.
You're going to stand out on the timing routes, right? It's easy for everyone to throw a curl and shorts and t shirts, right, because you get to gather your back foot.
You get to see where the guys coming out of your break.
But the timing routes where you could really separate yourself right there, right level in the ball a little bit.
The 10 yard outs.
The time posts up the scene, the seam routes up the scene, um, comebacks on the outside, the throws where you're forced to show your anticipation anticipation and forced to get the ball in your hands, those air where the good guys are gonna separate, or the great guys they're gonna separate from the good guys.
So that's always those roles that throws that kind of stuck out to me slants, throws like that everyone's gonna excel on, but it's the timing routes and the routes that Hey, even if you're on the right hash thrown to the left side lines.
Those are the ones you can really separate yourself.
So you're watching this in your cube? Makes you lock in on those routes.
But overall, Kyle, I loved it.
Nothing bad stuck out to me.
Obviously, we talked about that continuous shot deal, but you could tell your very well coached.
You have a great sense of timing.
Uh, I would love to see your your your game from.
I think it was a very sharp tape and, uh, great work.
Seriously? No, no.
No critiques on my end.
Well, we do have the sop****re highlights here.
We might have to come back to him.
Might have to come back to him now.
We had a new new member of the chat slide in Christian Chambers.
Thanks for checking it out.
Kirsten Chambers of senior strong safety wide receiver from Rama List High school on Ramallah's.
It looks like Michigan is that, but I think correct us if we're wrong, these air, the junior highlights.
But he was also dropping some film from this year that we will check out.
Um, but the chat super appreciative of the advice. Mad Max.
I think you could see the chat right now, right? Yep.
So you're so that's good advice. Yes, sir.
Anyhoo, way got this way.
Christian Chambers again.
50 junior season.
We got some questions for you to Christians, so you better be active in the chat.
The 1st 1st clip on a strong safeties.
Highlight film is always a tone center.
If you're putting strong safety in your bio rather than just safety or free safety, you're coming to head someone.
Yeah, I need I need a I need to set the mood.
Clinton had first.
Also I know for me the strong safety e guess the middle linebacker gonna make a point.
But so against wing T offenses and those veer offenses were strong safeties, air putting, an absolute bind, and every play because of pitchman because of fullbacks coming at him.
The MVP of the defense, in my opinion, against those type offenses.
So go work here, Christian.
I can see you flying around the field.
I see you making hits, getting a big back on the ground.
Whatever it takes.
Coming downhill quickly, pretty whenever I think it's safety is what I think about is a players who don't slow down and what they're doing, whether it's in coverage, change directions, the ability to move fluidly.
And then when you think about, you know, a strong safety, obviously you're thinking about kind of, you know, the potential to be in the box to be a defender in the run game.
Same exact thing where I don't want to see pace of movement.
Slow down when you hit somebody, right? If you run a 40 yard dash at a 44 out of 45 you know, this is the game of football.
It's a collision game.
And, you know, I want to see you making hits at that.
4445 You know, to stop that Stop the run, stop the defender.
But you know the fluidity Theobald bility to stay, you know, kind of constant in your motion is huge.
When, when I'm checking out safeties.
Yeah, and, uh, the one thing I will say, Chris, I think you're a great player, so I'm gonna I'm gonna give you a little little critique because I know you're you're you're still well, can can handle it.
But on a lot of these plays, you're leaving your feet, which makes me a little bit nervous.
Doesn't evaluator, Because I would love to see you drive through these guys.
You're letting you're letting them have it.
You're making all these tackles and don't get me wrong.
I love this speed, and I'll never, ever, ever mess with you that in that regard.
But I know your defense, according to the next level, is gonna push for you to not always, always shoot your gun and sometimes drive through because against bigger backs, better players Sometimes leaving your feet could be a recipe for some problems at times.
But once again, that's maybe a nitpicky because I love your motor and your speed and the motor speed right there as well as we're seeing it is causing turnovers, which is a great son.
Yeah, and and I was responding to the chat right there.
But, you know, I guess my two cents off of Max comment that was something that I noticed.
I actually think it is a special skill and a rare skill to be able to tackle the way you are, which is kind of very transactional you're doing is efficient as you can to kind of get in low rap about the legs.
And what I'm seeing is, you know, you're you do it very efficiently, right? You're you're getting them down every single time.
What I would immediately do as an evaluator here, separate than what Max is talking about, where you're kind of fully wrap it up.
The first thing that I would look at and this is a little tip to you athletes of of kind of the evaluation process.
First thing I'm looking at is I'm looking at full game full game tape and I want to see Okay, right here.
That is a beautiful hit.
You've done that over and over on tape.
I now want to see if I turn on the game tape.
Are you doing that? And maybe you're bouncing off the tackle here.
You're bouncing off the tackle. Their overall.
I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, but for me, as evaluator, I'm gonna be checking the whole thing because historically that is a tackling style that's not as consistent in terms of what you're talking about.
Um, I do think it's a great skill set toe have and one that you would develop any way you look.
You know, NFL college, these air, you know, pros who kind of mastered some of these techniques.
Um, but those kind of where my thoughts go for this next 100% 1 last time before I move on, because I really liked this film and I'm being critical because I think it's a good coaching point for the viewers.
But I still love, love, love this film.
My my first year called roommate Su a Cravens made a living off this tackle style literally.
So take what I'm saying, a little bit of a grain of salt in your ability to get past bigger guards and then dive in there and get the thigh board and get him on the ground like Joey is saying.
That's a unique skill set that not everyone can dio super valuable if you If you make your next step it like a nickel nickel corner, and you're gonna get a lot of top sweeps, a lot of jet sweeps a lot of outside action your way, and if you're able to slice in there and make this style of tackle it, uh, it's just riskier.
And I like Jodi's word of consistency.
Historically, it's not as consistent as straight up tackling, but if you could be that dude and and have that be your skill set, which it looks like it is for you right here.
It does have value at time.
So, uh, kind of both sides to the coin right there? Well, yeah.
And I think ultimately the coaching point here, Christian is right.
Mixing these type of clips up toe where we're seeing the full picture.
And you you are doing it here.
But even more consistently in terms of tackles like this, right where you're flying in To me, this is one of the first things that you should show as a strong safety kind of coming downhill, where you're beating a blocker on the inside, you're wrapping up.
You're making kind of a textbook tackle, um, and forcing the ball loose.
Mixing these type things in with those tackles I think, is the kind of perfect recipe for already great highlight film.
But again, all of these air kind of pro tips, because obviously you're a banker.
Your banker baby.
Good film, Christian.
I really like it.
Always flying around the ball.
You could tell your d.
C loves getting around the line of scrimmage, which is, uh, a great sign for an evaluator.
What up, t rich.
What's good? It's all good, brother Kyle.
So we need to check out the athleticism.
He's got 100 and 10.
Let's evaluate the golf swing.
Let's evaluate this.
Go. Actually, let's watch it full.
Then we'll evaluate the Gulf saying, Oh, yeah.
Is this the pro tracer? The shot straighter shot treasure.
I want this good stuff.
Hey, even I know the watch that left foot Don't let that left foot creep up.
Oh, we're get Oh, we're getting into the We're getting out of the golf tips.
You thought this is a And the only reason I have credentials is chat.
I've been hitting golf tech.
You guys, you know golf Tech is really been breaking down.
What golf tech is a company they like.
I know Golf tech.
Where you been? We've been using that.
I have one right across from my house.
So I just kind of just dio I just dio but something where, you know, you're pretty decent on my own.
But you got you really got a break down the golf swing.
And that was in Scottsdale this last weekend.
Played in money course, like 30 bucks.
You golfers out there, Arizona.
Arizona is is awesome.
No, I'm not gonna break down this thing. I'm just kidding.
But this is an awesome drive on.
I love the creativity around that athleticism as a quarterback.
That's exactly what you should be doing right there.
You got to get ready for the Tahoe celebrity golf tournament and whatnot.
If you're a Q B, I think you have to be get a golf, which I kind of 1 ft in 1 ft out.
I could hold my own, but I'm not good.
So I gotta I gotta improved.
But hey, I like that, Kyle.
Like the ball flight to good work chat.
We gotta let gimpy wimpy.
Gimpy Wimpy is new to the chat.
We gotta like gimpy, gimpy, wimpy know about the, uh, about the game time profile.
Let him know about the game time profile.
Um, you wanna hop back into some segment while GNP when he gets his game time profile, set up.
What do you think? Do it.
Let's do it Well, we got a by week coming up next, so I don't know exactly what this topic is, but Scott has been killing it on the topics.
Eso it's gonna be a surprise.
What is by week? What is the What is the context of this? Remember, Offline is just with Notre Dame not playing this week.
What is that like for the focus of players when you have a bye week? And obviously it's different now when all these guys want to do is play football.
Usually everyone is chomping at the bit for their bye week, and they are so pumped for their bye week.
But the player's perspective I'll speak to when I was playing by week was awesome.
It's awesome on two fronts.
If you if you're playing, it's a light week and practice.
If you're not a starter, it's a big week in practice and it's it's It's a time for you to get a bunch of reps reps that you might not otherwise have, but from the from the guys who are playing perspective.
Basically, for me, you had three lighter practices during the week and then that weekend Well, you're not playing.
It's a good time.
Your coaches le let you have it off the boys air out.
Its people are having a good time.
And so yeah, exactly.
Eso those like that was awesome.
I mean, we're all still college students at the time, but the rest of the body was super clutch when, during the starting days for by week's end Fun story for all you guys during pits by week was when I first got I got my first taste of kind of broadcasting.
That's when I knew I wanted to go down this route because, like I alluded Thio when the starters were resting, he had the young guns play a full on scrimmage one of the days.
All right, well, we have a microphone over practice.
Why don't we have someone announces, Why don't we have someone dio I did color and play by play.
One voice don't know how we swung that, but can he pick? It was the quarterback who's now with pit having a huge year this year He's like Pff Top five TVs in the country so far.
But he was a youngster.
Remember announcing on the loudspeaker in the the UPMC little Dome We had, uh, the rookie scrimmage.
So it's a good week for all were end coaches.
They get to rest a little bit, but it still work for sure.
Yeah, No, absolutely.
When I think of by week, I think of exactly what you're saying off of a chance.
And really, when I was in the program, a much needed and welcome chance of resetting mentally, physically everybody gets a breather for me.
I think about from being in the shoes of these, you know, these college athletes of the season being kind of pedal to the metal for, you know, however many weeks, the fall is from August through December in that by week signifies a lot of hope.
Ah, lot of rest on.
It signifies different things to different people that are even on the team.
So I think Max made a great point when I was a freshman when I was on scout team and I was red shirting.
The bye week was you know, hopefully they give us off Friday morning workouts.
I remember, you know, by weeks and Thursday night games we played a lot of them at U C F.
But but Thursday night games were kind of like a mini bye week, and you know, in the sense that you play on that Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday off.
That was always nice.
Uh, Thursday night games were money.
We have more like some Friday night game actions, but you know, there's a night games were fun.
Yeah, no, they were.
But But given you given any chance, you have to reset to refresh catch a breather in the football season is always much needed.
And for me, I loved watching the other games.
You know, nothing like having a Saturday, especially when you're playing.
That's just, you know, completely clear you're grilling out.
You're watching some football from college game today through, you know, through the game of the week on ABC that night or ESPN whatever it was.
Thanks so much, guys.
Kyle, hang with us.
Hang with us. This stuff.
Where you going? Good stuff.
But yeah, Bye week, Special week.
One other thing I'll add about the bye week.
I think universally for media members.
Broadcasters like myself, players, coaches that you kind of segment the bye week as kinda before by week and then after bye week.
I think a lot of times people view their schedule that way, right? Can you go four and two and then hit the bye week and then go to and two on the back end or whatever that looks like? I think mentally, it's a good, uh, kind of checkpoint evaluation point for everyone and where they're at on, and I know mentally, that's That's how coaches kind of talk to their players in terms of segmenting the schedule.
The bye week Plays plays a huge role in that and also plays a huge role in teams that potentially have depth chart changes.
You see that way more at the NFL level, especially the quarterback position.
But still in college is that sometimes the week where switches potentially made to a younger player.
If you want to take advantage of the more practice prep and having an extra week of practice to potentially have a younger player get ready for an opponent, um, those air always big and yeah, last little segment, interesting tidbit didn't start paying attention to this until I got into the media.
But pay attention to how conferences schedule their best teams by week.
Usually it's very favorable to have.
You're bye week strategically placed around a difficult opponent, and it's interesting to see how conferences do that.
And then when a team doesn't get that advantage and doesn't have an optimal bye week, timing plays a big deal.
When you talk about the c F P late late in the season, no, absolutely no one said.
It's it's chess, it's chess, and I think that's definitely it.
The last thing I'll say, because I do think bye week is a pretty cool kind of behind the scenes understanding.
But, um four for all of you at home, basically what coaches do is it gives them a week If we put the coaches lens on of kind of what's going on within these colleges during the bye week eyes, they take this week to kind of practice ones on ones to kind of practice back basically to the fundamentals, evaluate anything they want Thio, at least for us that you CF Max, I don't know for you at USC and for pit.
But it's kind of your chance toe to kind of reset, like almost a one week, spring ball type of feel where it's where It's a lot of kind of practicing against yourself, understanding tendencies that you may have kind of working out any any of the midseason Kings as well, Without a doubt if your team strong.
I love that point.
If you're if you're struggling in area, whether it's the screen game or defending the screen or blitz pickup is always a common one, right.
If you're struggling with the blitz, you might do heavy blitz, pick up there or Gap, scheme or whatever.
I think that's a great point is it gives you a many, many spring ball to hone in on one area toe to improve.
And and and another chance to evaluate.
Some of the younger players like Max pointed out doing it in fun, innovative ways like, you know, calling a scout team, uh, kind of scrimmage or match up.
But, you know, for everybody is trying to get the most efficiency out of, you know, the team, what we're gonna do the rest of the season.
But young guys to evaluate.
So the longest bye week segment in the history of Twitch TV right there is what that was maxed.
I love that they need to know I like you.
Like you said behind the scenes.
Those are the topics that football junkies e feel like don't really even know that much about.
So we're providing the content, which is awesome.
Hey, that's that's what we do here as content creators.
But if you have any questions about compile Week, drop him.
We'll get to him later.
But in the meantime, Max before our last segment, let's hop back over to another, uh, new face in the stream in the chat.
Is this an op in alignment? We haven't had an O lineman in a little while.
Oh, I've been jonesing.
I've been jonesing 6 ft 7 £285 offensive tackle, followed up by NASA Predator.
Another another new face to the stream.
But, uh, Lucas Lucas Ballinger, a k a gimpy wimpy.
He dropped the sop****re tape and the junior season.
Weeks. 123 Moving forward.
Gimpy wimpy NASA Predator.
We want to see the game time profile.
That's where everything lives.
That's where the huddle lives.
Everything that you're doing to kind of get better in the virtual knacks.
You know what we're talking about? But that being said new face into the stream, we gotta honor you.
We gotta We gotta pay some respects.
So give the wimpy Lucas Ballinger number 76 ft 7 to 85.
The chat is saying, Giant, Let's go, Nolan.
That's what I'm talking about.
That's a great start.
Manchester High School.
You can't teach that.
You can't teach 67 to be five.
I look like the undertaker playing playing some people.
Look at this offense.
Plant another guy.
Very, uh, I know splits a little bit.
Um, yeah, I like that.
I also like how early on you're showing a lot of mobility plays when your size is obviously your strength.
At first glance, having only seen 33 clips we got, give me one p.
Lucas, We gotta get your new new camera guy.
Yeah, I feel like my eyes were pretty good.
Tough times seeing right back.
Okay, This is seen a lot of movement is like the blind side.
Let him know this is the blind.
Is the blindside true? The blind side? Sandra Sandra Wheat High School set up in the background? Yeah, it is.
Michigan e think he said. He's from Michigan.
Well, first thought, I love his edge.
Obviously, all these clips waken Say what we want about the offensive scheme.
No, no, no judgments there, but e I love, love the edge.
You're punishing defense alignment and you're letting them know, Let them know what's good.
I think right now if I'm evaluating Yuhas a tackle, I'm thinking, I know that this guy, uh, this guy is effective in the run game.
He's getting movement.
He's moving people off the ball.
Lucas, Do you play any other sports? Any other sports? Gimpy, Wimpy.
Let us know in the chat.
Um, now, moving people off the ball vertically at a very, very effective rate Would love to see some.
If we got any tape.
Now we're seeing some reaches.
We're seeing you getting really good position while some people off get past.
That's all gonna say the one thing I will say is, uh, reaching and getting to the second level.
That's the evaluate I love to see because one that will that will test your mobility a little bit.
And two, You're so big, You're doing your job, right? I'm not.
I'm not knocking it there, but these defense alignment have no shot against you.
I want to see when when you're not in an ideal scenario.
And it's not just a one on one matchup.
How do you handle that? How do you react to that? So food for thought there.
And as I say, that looks like you're getting to a linebacker there, which is awesome.
But I referenced it earlier.
I like how you were showing us bits and pieces of you operating in space, but as an evaluator for me, that's gonna be my biggest question mark.
Just because you are so big, I'm gonna want to see that That's Ah, that's being nitpicky, But that's at least where my head's at.
No other sport, he says.
His basketball love that love, love, love.
A multi sport athlete.
Um, but you know, first three games of the season, I think you know.
Keep that in mind, Max.
That's something that I just remembered first three games.
So obviously, this is a pretty long highlight tape for three games.
So awesome job again.
Just executing every single play, getting movement off the ball.
Um, any simple coaching points from my end is, you know, at at 67 I gotta think, it's it's difficult for you, Thio.
Keep good leverage, Which is totally understandable.
Easy to say for guys like me who were a shade under 63 But, you know, making making sure you're keeping good pad level.
It's a leverage game at the end of the day on to keep getting that consistent movement, especially with guys at that kind of different in higher levels.
It becomes kind of more of that line of the line of scrimmage leverage game.
Eso the size is obviously there to pummel people, but make sure, regardless of the competition of who your plan, you're you're practicing good technique.
You're staying low.
You're coming. You're driving off the ball.
Um, you know, great.
First three games of the season.
Uh, Lucas and stick with us.
Keep sending the tape, make him single game highlights will be here.
Yeah, that's a good point about the first three games that Zim press it, Lucas.
I mean, a lot of those plays.
I mean, you could tell you're just wearing out the defense of line.
It's not like this is a season long where you're just picking out the place where it zits.
Few and far between, know what's happening, playing and play out.
So very impressed in Agree with everything Joey said could work.
Good work, good work, good work.
Last segment before we finish off with some additional highlight reviews, eso if you want the reviews dropped the links, the latest, the greatest, the game time profiles or or whatever links that you got, we'll check out whatever.
But Max, this is This is what I was waiting for all day to talk to them at the Bend.
Max Brown's ear about Dion standards.
This is This is interesting, man.
I thought Dion Sanders was gonna be a TV forever.
I won't get too down a rabbit hole, but get down the rabbit hole.
That's what that's just for.
That's what this for.
I mean, I'm very surprised I was not expecting Dion to go.
The coach and I know he had dabbled earlier with, like, high school whatnot, but, uh, this is the new era and the first name I thought of when I saw this happen, and I don't know if I'm weird in this regard, but it's it's Lane Kiffin.
It's the Lane Kiffin blueprint, right? You take a guy who's got ah, lot of baggage is a negative connotation, but has notoriety, and I'm not comparing Lane Kiffin.
I'm not saying they're exactly the same.
But what I am saying is that when their name is in the media, people pay attention where you like him, whether you you don't whatever people know those football names.
And so what did a ah smaller school in? Uh, they went out and got Lane Kiffin right, and he was kind of the mold and they brought a bunch of buzz toe to a smaller school, and then they're able to go out and make things happen.
Well, what's Jackson State doing now? They're saying, Hey, let's go get these big names because amongst in a world where there's a bunch of smaller schools having the energy having excitement, that could be the reason you get over the hump.
It's not only X's and O's Ah, lot of these college coaches very similar in their football minds.
Dion Sanders is gonna win, and he's gonna be a good coach because he's gonna be able to recruit similar with Lane Kiffin.
I mean, at Florida Atlantic, they were able to win because all those cuss guys that maybe didn't get into a Miami didn't get into a UCF didn't get into a Forest State.
They gravitate to these smaller to this smaller school, and they're gonna be You better believe there are gonna be, uh, taking a visit to Jackson State.
So I think it's super instant.
I think he will have success because he's going to be able to recruit well.
And I'd be doing us a disservice if I didn't say how about getting T O and Warren Sapp as your to position coaches.
That's gonna bring in so much energy that I think that could be the reason they get over the hump so super impressed.
I think it's it's cool.
This is kind of a new era, and he's a guy that's obviously very well versed in football.
Not that that's necessarily gonna be his bread and butter like it is for Lane Kiffin, but he's gonna be able to recruit.
He's gonna be able to walk in, tow every single kids house and have one hell of a meal for sure.
They're gonna have one hell of a conversation.
And I think you could do big things there.
And I love the strategy.
And I think it reminds me similar toe kind of what Lane Kiffin had going on.
And it's only 10 next with Dion Sanders, Warren Sapp and T o come into town.
So I will caveat Max that I saw some reports earlier that the coaching staff list of Terrell Owens and Warren Sapp I don't know if that was legit.
I think that had gotten, like, circulated around.
I don't I don't know if that's official.
Uh, that's funny.
You said that because I was thinking once again kind of surprised Prime time.
You can check it out, check it out as prime time took this.
But t o like t o is living out in L. A.
Like training with receivers.
Like doing some reality TV stuff.
I was like it might seem like that seems we're like the college coaching lifestyle is. That's a grind.
Like I don't care where you're at.
I don't care who you are That's a grind.
T o Reminds me of a guy that z gonna be a little bit more Hollywood for a little bit longer until he takes that path.
S so it looks like he was denying that Terrell Owens warn staff or other staff.
But I think that the chat is alluding to a lot of my thoughts.
But Tyson says Prime is going to change the game for HBC use.
His impact with travel team was already huge.
It was bound to happen.
Uh, so I think I think ultimately what's really, really cool is this is a new opportunity, uh, to put hbc use.
I think his goal from everything that I've heard of reading was to to shine a new new sense of light, new sense of community, new sense of excitement, um, to support people that look like him, People of color.
Historically, black colleges, universities on to create a different type of community that aligns with a lot of what we're seeing in terms of you know, in general how sports can impact our culture and I think testament to him.
I know, as you see on the news feed here, there was some affiliation with barstool.
I'm not sure exactly how that worked out with kind of everything that he had going on before he took the job.
But I think a testament to him in terms of where he thinks his impact can be, uh, you know, most greatly, you know, fostering a community that cares deeply about and the old saying from Gandhi, be the change that you want to see.
He's taken the role.
He's taking the role of Jackson State, and I'm excited for kind of, ah, new look, a new field and the fact that we're even talking about it.
I think again, it's a testament to some of the some of the things that he's already done.
So it'll be fun.
I know that there's a lot of diverse conversation around the topics right now.
Please let us know in the chat what we're thinking, but so I've been playing spring.
It's gonna be good.
Do you think of some will transfer.
It looks like chat is already actively talking to themselves about the topic.
So, um yeah, those are my thoughts on it, though.
Yeah, a lot of fun pieces for sure.
And yeah, your point about the HBCU.
I think that's very interesting to see.
I know there's a lot of headlines and a a U basketball.
If big time recruits will kind of take it upon themselves to to make a move like that on, with Dion being well versed in the high school travel ball scene if he's able to pluck some big time recruits, maybe this is a little bit of a changing of the guard.
And if anyone could do it, it's prime time because he's a guy that has had impact cross across generations right up from my dad, even to people like me.
I mean, he stayed front of mind, and so he's gonna be able to connect with people of all, um, all walks of life and generational.
So we'll be fun to follow, Hopefully has some success prime time.
But to close this thing out, number 21 is gonna be coveted.
They're not gonna be just getting that out to no one.
I hope he wears it on the sidelines.
I hope he just throws on a 21 jersey.
That would feel differently.
You're gonna be given to the best player or something.
Yeah, uh, to talk out to talk us out.
Joey McGuinness wants to talk about the talk about the Lakers.
We got We got split, we got review.
We got Laker Nation, baby.
Next, take the floor.
Talk about the talk about the Lakers game to talk about the lake Show Game three.
Uh, I think Lakers can afford to lose this one.
I think commentators love Thio hype up every single game, but this to me is I mean, this is an absolute must win for the Nuggets.
I think LeBron gonna come out with the mission once the Twitter birds start rolling that.
Hey, Lebron, you're not gonna be finals M v P.
How was it? Having someone carry you? What the heck were you passive? LeBron came out in the second half, which is all true or like all valid comments.
LeBron is gonna come out, I think with this statement I think the Lakers win.
But it was tough.
The Nuggets that last game too that should not even been a ballgame.
Nuggets somehow or in it.
And that kind of gave all their efforts and came down in 81 of our made the buzzer beater.
So I think they're in trouble.
I think Lakers win it and the Nuggets are on life support.
Way thinking where I go, Ron who's Who's the X factor for you guys tonight in the chat For me, my X factor every single game is Danny Green and KCP.
If they make threes, I think the Lakers win.
If they don't that it's a toss up.
Maybe talk, but it just makes it interesting.
Well, I think in real quick while I'm saying this, Max, feel free to read those chat questions and thoughts.
But what I've been most impressed about Max is exactly what you said.
And I'm not a person that forgets hot taste.
All right, I got the memories of steel trap, but Max Brown said on this show right before the Siri's that Alex Caruso was gonna be an issue for Jamal Murray.
They were gonna throw different bodies, Adam and you said they had 27 footers.
They had javale McGee.
They had have Dwight Howard and who have been the most impact with people of the Siri's, None other besides LeBron then and Alex Caruso, a region Rondo, a Dwight Howard, a JaVale McGee.
So, Max, I know that you're really targeting kind of this football market with the thoughts, but the basketball takes have been hot.
E told you guys when I was playing ball, it kind of led me to be a bigger basketball fan because football was kind of business.
Love both sports, obviously.
But hey, no, I respect it.
Like I said, this was a dream matchup for the Lakers.
If the Rockets made you nervous, matchup wise, If the Clippers and all their guys that were literally built to guard LeBron Major nervous, the Nuggets were ideal because you got a guy who just put the clamps on on Jamal Murray.
And in Alex Crusoe, Dwight Howard, who needs to chill.
He's doing way too much like he walks that fine line of being effective versus his ass is about to get teed up any second.
But, no, it's a dream matchup for the Lakers.
I think I don't know if I'm saying sweep, but I think LeBron just gonna come out with a mission tonight and I think they win.
So that's another tape we'll check back Thursday.
If I'm right, I saw another interesting topic.
Way would have to push this to Thursday, but all the injuries in the n f l e.
I had that up t rich coming through with probably the best segment off the whole show. T rich.
But go on, Max, talk about it.
No, I'll talk about it.
Yeah, well, we can just dive in now.
I think it's just super instant because obviously it's a travesty.
Obviously, it's terrible lot of fantasy owners.
Not that that matters.
Those that z that's tear sea of who matters the most in this regard, but a lot of people disappointed, I feel for those guys.
But it bears the question if a limited offseason and limited practices and no pre season has an impact on this and you would like to think it's got to because just limited train.
I'm thinking about all those guys that air premiere athletes.
I'm sure most of them were able to get their working and get and get to a level where they're able to play.
But it's just not the same when you have at least restrictions, even if you are the hardest worker in the room.
So that makes me super nervous.
And it makes me nervous moving forward.
If we're gonna Seymour and Mawr injuries like that, I hope not.
Hopefully this was a flu, but ah, very concerning storyline.
For May I? I agree.
And I think this is the other thing that that doesn't get talked about enough.
When you talk about Kobe, when you talk about the season is injuries is the fact that, you know, really, in the sport of football, we talked about a bit before the seat before the season started.
But for for a lot of prose, this is a process that they have sorted out.
They know exactly what they're doing before middle after, to rant their bodies up to take care of themselves exactly as they have.
And whenever these processes get messed up or they're just not exactly what what the athletes may have thought.
Stuff happens and stuff changes.
Go ahead, fill my film upon the way out to recess Game four, Game for Nana.
Y'all could do two more huddles like it were being dictated.
Right now, Max has got to get off for the Lakers game.
But I was gonna throw up some of these injuries.
I think the biggest topic that we could talk about is Blake Bortles signing with the Broncos.
Baby, talk about Let's go.
I thought he had a second.
I think I saw that.
You gotta get your Broncos jersey and a barrel out of the closet.
Hey, gotta gotta get it.
Might Well, what's really I'll tell you what's really cool, Max and you'll have appreciation for this is, um is, uh, when Blake came in, our quarterback, who was one of my best friends.
Rob Calibri sees, uh, he works for the Broncos in the quarterbacks room.
So the fact that Blake is gonna be reconnecting with Rob Calibri she's one of our good friends.
And now coach of the Broncos.
Hey, that's super special, because that's exactly how he came into UCF, which is kind of crazy.
Also, the starter of the Denver Broncos is Jeff Driskel, So I played baseball growing up with Jeff.
Jeff is a no veto kid.
They lived like 10 minutes from each other growing up from the time you know, we're talking like Little League Baseball through NFL, and now they're in the same quarterbacks room with our buddy Rob Calories.
I've known who draft Driscoll was forever because he was like the dude his recruiting class.
Because you guys, I don't know, look up.
His recruiting stories done.
He's had an impressive career because he's never been able to crush it.
But, hey, he's collecting a paycheck.
He's played a lot of football, lot more football than everyone else.
And so on my hands off them.
But know that Blake storylines cool anytime, guys air coming full circle, full, full circle.
Moments in life are awesome.
So good for Blake and shoot his number might be called.
And hey, could still play ball.
Man, I'm telling you, Hey, he can still piecing things together and if his opportunities call upon, they got some weapons.
I got Courtland setting onto my team.
Hopefully, Blake and there's some things out.
Tow him, but now I'm excited.
Those storylines air dope, T Rich says Borders will be back.
He got drafted by the wrong team t rich.
I knew I knew I liked you, man.
I knew I liked you.
I am the most biased person that you will ever find on this topic.
I also at the same time feel I have an extremely objective football.
I and I also watched every single game this guy played in his career.
So a different I to talk about it that I don't feel is useful a za best.
But you should go to the grave, defended him.
And I always I always say, Any time you're in the NFL collecting a paycheck, still playing pro ball, man, you're doing something right? So my hats off to Blake Bortles.
Well, and I think, you know, there are many factors in the NFL.
There are many things that play on, and everybody's a professional.
And everybody, you know has to commit Thio making something work.
And, uh, you know, I think it's just glad, you know, you become grateful if you if you lose an opportunity to be in the NFL, to understand what a privilege it is.
And I think for a guy like him, you get thrust in and you're starting at 22 years old.
Um, and now you go from not playing football.
I think it's a completely different focus.
A guy who is a completely different person has.
You know, I'm excited to see him back in NFL uniforms take advantage of the opportunity.
Uh, friend of the show, ladies and gentlemen will definitely beyond to review some people at some point.
But in beginnings, you say Ravens chiefs.
I gotta watch the Ravens.
All 22 footage circle back on Thursday.
I'll give you a a pick.
I didn't I didn't see the rate Any Ravens footage this last weekend, so I gotta I gotta look up, see how they're doing. Okay.
Uh, they won pretty dominantly, right.
They won, But how to check some things out, it's getting a little scare, but maybe it's a scare they needed ahead of a big matchup.
Yeah, Big trust Lakers.
With the sweep, I think words will be big Man.
The chat is live right? Video.
Have? Yeah, I'll be back with my prediction on Thursday.
Scotty, let's throw that in the topics.
But Max, it's 902 Max has tips set for 609 Pacific.
So we might have to stream a basketball game coming up.
I know John McGuinness will be there, but yeah. No, I'm down.
Always appreciate you guys engaging in and throwing out those topics.
And last week, we were Wednesday night, but this week will be Thursday night, back to normal.
So, uh, we'll see you guys all they're looking Max dictating on the way out.
That's what I'm talking about, tat.
We'll see you Thursday.
Appreciate the energy.
Appreciate all of the conversation.
We will see you Thursday.
That is when we're gonna review everyone's tape from from the previous week.
So make sure you get your game time tape set up.
We'll check you out them on.