GATA Talk

GATA Talk header image 1

S3_Ep16: Texas State Recap & Army Preview

After another close win to improve to 6-2 on the season, Georgia Southern hits the road to face an unfamiliar opponent with a very familiar head coach. Matt and Cody break down the 40-38 win against Texas State and preview Saturday's big matchup with Army and Jeff Monken. 

Show Notes: 

  • Another Squeaker: Positives and Negatives on All Three Phases
  • Georgia Southern 2020 Is a Gem for Networks and Third-Party Viewers
  • Room for Improvement: Red Zone Efficiency and Explosive Plays  
  • Is Special Teams a Concern? 
  • Previewing Army: New Opponent with Familiar Coach 
  • Can't Get Overconfident In Our Ability to Stop the Run 
  • Keys to a Victory: Should We Pass More Against Army?
  • Reminiscing on the Jeff Monken Era and What He Meant to the Program

S3 Ep15: Troy Recap & Texas State Preview

It came down to the wire once again, but Georgia Southern came away with it's fifth win of the 2020 season last week, beating troy for the first time in four tries. Now the Eagles set their sights on the Texas State Bobcats, a team with more talent and offensive firepower than their record would lead you to believe.

Show Notes: 

  • Defense Shows Up and Shows Out Once Again
  • Shout Outs for Stellar Performances
  • Offense Racking Up Yards and Controlling Clock, But Not Scoring TDs
  • Previewing Texas State: Dangerous Game for the Eagles
  • We've Seen Two of the Best Catches in GS History in 2020
  • Kicking Game Is Fine: No Need to Panic

S3 Ep14: South Alabama Recap & Troy Preview

Georgia Southern squeaked out another victory Oct. 29 against South Alabama to improve to 4-2 on the season and 2-2 in Sun Belt Conference play. The Eagles now welcome Troy for Homecoming in a game that will test the defensive secondary and the stagnant GS offense. 

Show Notes: 

  • A Public Apology to Scott Sloan and the Defense
  • Offense Still Lacks Identity, Consistency and "Kill" Mentality
  • Good Start, But Feed. Kennedy. More! 
  • Troy Will Test Our Defense with Up-Tempo Passing Game
  • We'll Need At Least 30 Points to Beat Troy
  • Analytics: Not About Lack of Plays, But Lack of Explosive Plays & Scoring Opportunities
  • Team Is Lacking GATA Mindset 
  • Rant About TD Guitar, LED Lights, Mo Bamba and...Glitter Bombs?

S3 Ep13: Coastal Recap & South Alabama Preview

On a short week with South Alabama coming to Statesboro for a Thursday night, nationally televised battle, Matt and Cody recap the abysmal offensive showing in the loss against Coastal Carolina and what it will take to not lose our third conference game of the year against the Jaguars.

Show Notes: 

  • It Was Offense, Not Defense That Led to the Coastal Loss
  • Kept Going to a Dry Well on the Passing Game
  • Should Tomlin Play More? 
  • Game Likely More Lopsided If McCall Plays
  • We're Regressing When Majority of Sun Belt Is Improving 
  • 6 Yards Per Play Bare Minimum on Offense - And We Aren't There
  • We Discuss Coastal Carolina's Locker Room Wrestling Match
  • Is Coastal Becoming a Rival of Georgia Southern?
  • Previewing South Alabama: Confident Team with Solid Defense 
  • Keys to a Win: Get Kennedy the Ball More and Limit the Big Play

S3 Ep12: UMass Recap and Coastal Carolina Preview

Georgia Southern got the convincing, dominate win it has been looking for all season. Yes, it came against UMass, but it was the type of game the Eagles needed to gain some confidence and work out some kinks as GS prepares for one of its biggest tests of the season in No. 25 Coastal Carolina. 

Show Notes: 

  • Georgia Southern Finally Plays Four Quarters and Finishes
  • Result Doesn't Change Outlook Much for Coastal Carolina 
  • Uptempo or Ball Control?
  • ULM and UMass Were 8-8 on 4th Down Conversions: That Can't Happen
  • Previewing Coastal: They're Vulnerable Against the Run

Play this podcast on Podbean App