Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, takes a look at the top NFL Draft talent set to go on display as the College Football Playoff crowns a champion between Georgia and Alabama. Among them: Tide CB Minkah Fitzpatrick and Bulldogs LB Roquan Smith. The conversation also turns to other top prospects as the calendar closes in on 100 days to go.
Greg DePalma is joined again by Mike Huguenin of Gridiron Now to look at how Georgia and Alabama reached the College Football Playoff championship game, and whether 13-0 UCF has any claim to a crown after its Peach Bowl win over Auburn. Also, how much did LSU just give Dave Aranda to stay as defensive coordinator?
Greg DePalma is joined by Anthony Dasher, managing editor of UGaSports.com on the Rivals network, to discuss Georgia‘s dramatic Rose Bowl triumph over Oklahoma that sends the Bulldogs into the College Football Playoff title game against SEC rival Alabama. The Bulldogs trailed by 17 shortly before halftime, but now will play for their first national title since the 1980 edition.
Greg DePalma welcomes back longtime SportsTalk SC host Phil Kornblut to discuss Clemson‘s playoff trilogy against Alabama, which plays out again in Monday night’s Sugar Bowl. It’s been four decades since any program has won back-to-back national titles with different starting QBs. They also touch on South Carolina‘s matchup vs. Michigan in the Outback Bowl.
Mike Huguenin of Gridiron Now returns to join Greg DePalma with a preview of the College Football Playoff semifinals and other key matchups as bowl season enters its final week. They also touch on who did well in college football’s very first early signing day.
Greg DePalma tackles the remainder of the bowl schedule with previews and analysis, including the College Football Playoff semifinals that pit Georgia against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl before the Sugar Bowl hosts the third chapter of the Clemson/Alabama trilogy. Trends, injuries, suspensions and other news all come into play.
Greg DePalma spends time with Chris Dufresne, national writer for TMG Sports, to look at top matchups and players to watch as the 40-game college bowl season launches with five games Saturday. The Las Vegas Bowl highlights the opening act, as Oregon makes its debut under coach Mario Cristobal, and they discuss whether UCF can finish unbeaten against Peach Bowl foe Auburn.
Greg DePalma is rejoined by Kevin Noon, publisher of BuckeyeGrove.com, to re-examine the College Football Playoff committee’s decision to leave Big Ten champion Ohio State out of its semifinal quartet. The Buckeyes instead will take on another conference winner left out as they face USC in the Cotton Bowl.
Greg DePalma sits down with Mitchell Light, managing editor at Athlon Sports, to discuss the Alabama-vs.-Ohio State argument that eventually put the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff despite not playing for a conference title. They also take an early look at the semifinal matchups and kick around coaching’s December revolving door.
Greg DePalma is joined again by Mike Huguenin of Gridiron Now to discuss the College Football Playoff‘s final quartet and the committee’s decision to take Alabama, which didn’t play for a league title, over Big Ten champion Ohio State. They also look back at Championship Weekend, look ahead to the semifinal matchups and take a whirl on the coaching carousel.