On this edition of the show we've got one of our favorite podcast guests, Brett Jensen from WFNZ.com and the Southern Sports Journal. Brett joins us to talk about the ACC's new television contract, do some quick looks into the ACC and SEC as well as spend a little time talking about Lane Kiffin and the UNC-LSU September match up.
Jensen's first thoughts were utter surprise as the ACC netted some $1.86 billion over 12 years in their new TV deal that also helped him realize the grand scale of the SEC and Big Ten money. Brett touches on what the league must do to legitimize itself in the eyes of the nation and that recipe consists entirely of winning big non-conference games. The league has some big dates scheduled with Boise State (VT), Auburn (Clemson), LSU (UNC), Ohio State (Miami) and Oklahoma (FSU).
After talking about what the ACC must do to improve we move to the always fun SEC for discussion. Brett gives his rundown of how the gap between Bama and Florida isn't quite as wide as we think before getting into a couple of the SEC "memes" that have come into vogue recently. First up, Arkansas and the could be a top 15 team and Jensen talks about how awful their defense will be, not expecting much improvement. Next we sandwich the Richt and Miles hot seats together to talk about expectations, realism and which of these two big time coaches is in trouble (hint neither will be fired this season in Brett's eyes).
Wrapping up we hit on Kiffykins and his proposed $4 million dollar salary out at Southern Cal that has a lot of folks straight hating on Kiffin. Jensen, like your's truly is a Kiffin fan and we share the same sentiments on Kiffin's pay being no biggie in the grand scheme of things, more people finding another reason to hate the boy-wonder than substantiated issues. We wrap up the show with a little Gary Crowton-John Shoop humor as we debate how many short passes will be thrown in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff down in the ATL Shawty.
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