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S4 Ep9: Chad Lunsford Out, Bus Surfing and Offensive Future

Georgia Southern becomes just the third FBS team this season to fire its head coach. A viral video of player misconduct seemed to force the issue of head coach Chad Lunsford's dismissal following a 1-3 start to the season. Matt and Cody discuss the decision, the bus surfing video, interim coach Kevin Whitley, where the team goes from here and the future of Georgia Southern's offensive scheme in this jam-packed episode. 

Show Notes: 

  • The Chad Lunsford Era Is Over 
  • Bus Controversy a Discipline and a Safety Issue 
  • Kevin Whitley Name Interim and the Message That Sends from Benko
  • Louisiana Recap and Arkansas State Preview 
  • Eagles Still Scoreless in 3rd Quarter and Still Zero Turnovers
  • Expect a National Search for New Coach, Not Just the Same Retreads
  • Offensive Direction: It's NOT Triple Option or Bust

S4 Ep8: GS-Arkansas Recap & Louisiana Preview

Georgia Southern is limping into Sun Belt Conference play at 1-2 on the season following a 45-10 loss to a ranked Arkansas team. As the Eagles return home to Paulson Stadium, Matt and Cody discuss what it will take to turn things around, break down the few positives from the blowout in Fayetteville and preview the conference opener against Louisiana. 

Show Notes: 

  • Back-to-Back 30+ Point Losses: A First for GS 
  • Arkansas May Not Be Our Biggest Test of the Season 
  • It's Completely Acceptable to Compare Ourselves to Our Peers 
  • Tough Questions and Great Answers in Team Press Conference 
  • Louisiana Preview: Stopping Levi Lewis and Getting Running Game Going

S4 Ep7: GS-FAU Reaction & Arkansas Preview

In perhaps the most emotional episode of GATA Talk to date, Matt and Cody discuss Georgia Southern's blowout loss to FAU, a divided fan base and what it all means moving forward. 

Show Notes: 

  • FAU: What Went Wrong? 
  • College Football Is a Business and Fans Are Allowed to Be Critical 
  • Lose the Slogans, Props and Gimmicks and Return to GS Football 
  • Arkansas: Shocking Upset or 70-point Blowout - Could Go Either Way 

S4 Ep6: Gardner-Webb Recap & FAU Preview

It wasn't pretty, but Georgia Southern got its first win of 2021 against FCS Gardner-Webb. Matt and Cody discuss why the five-point win is concerning moving forward and why this game shouldn't be written off with the "a win is a win" attitude. The guys also preview FAU in what will be a long game for the Eagles if things don't improve significantly. 

Show Notes: 

  • Why a Five-Point Win Against a Pedestrian Big South School Won't Cut It
  • This Game Is Not the Same as the Campbell Nail-biter Last Year
  • Both Young QBs Look Promising in Debut
  • Who Gets the Start at QB Against FAU? 
  • Defensive Concerns, Especially the Secondary 
  • FAU: More Potent Offense and Equally Strong Defense as 2020 Owls
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