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S4 Ep13: More on Clay Helton Hire and GS QB Controversy

Georgia Southern is still searching for its third win of the 2021 season after a 28-8 loss in a cold and rainy Paulson Stadium at the hands of Coastal Carolina. But Matt and Cody look at the silver lining with more analysis on the Clay Helton hire and the possibility to seeing more Cam Ransom the rest of the season.

Show Notes: 

  • Not Many Positives Against Coastal 
  • Clay Helton Knocks Introductory Press Conference Out of the Park 
  • Confirmation That a New Offensive Identity Is Coming
  • GS Needed Clay Helton More Than Helton Needed GS
  • USC Didn't Have a Clay Helton Problem, They have a USC Problem
  • More Cam Ransom and Potential Under New Regime 

S4 Ep12: Clay Helton Named New Coach at Georgia Southern

What a whirlwind the last 24 hours has been. The Braves are world champions and Georgia Southern football has a new coach in former USC head coach Clay Helton, a name many didn't consider until it quickly surfaced and became official. Matt and Cody discuss the hire and its impact on recruiting, the future of the triple option and the potential for Georgia Southern football under Coach Helton. 

Show Notes: 

  • Clay Helton Is the Choice: Initial Reaction 
  • Recruiting, Timing and Impact 
  • Offensive Philosophy and Potential Staff 
  • Other Names Who Were Considered: Paul Johnson?
  • Contract and Expectations

S4 Ep111: Conference Realignment, Coach Search & GagSt Preview

After a break from the bye week, GATA Talk is back! There is a TON to talk about, including conference realignment and a new and improved Sun Belt, the Georgia Southern coaching search and whether or not Georgia State is a rival. 

Show Notes: 

  • Conference Realignment Recap 
  • Sun Belt Adds Four: Now Best G5 Conference 
  • Matt's Top Three Coaches He Doesn't Want 
  • Georgia State: A Rival Whether We Like It or Not

S4 Ep10: Troy Recap, Adcock Dismissal & S. Alabama Preview

Another week brings more off-the-field drama to discuss. Matt and Cody talk about the removal of Gavin Adcock from the team, the heartbreaking loss against Troy and what Georgia Southern needs to do to turn things around on a short week as the Eagles head back to the Yellowhammer State to face the South Alabama Jaguars. 

Show Notes: 

  • Gavin Adcock Dismissed: Comes Down to Respect for the Blue and White
  • Troy Recap: What Went Right and What Went Wrong
  • Is It Time to Play Cam Ransom More? 
  • South Alabama Preview: Keys to a Win on a Short Week 

S4 Ep9: StAte Blowout Recap and Troy Preview

Georgia Southern is 1-0 in the Kevin Whitley era after a blowout win over Arkansas State to improve to 1-1 in Sun Belt play and 2-3 on the season. Matt and Cody discuss the game, what felt different with the team and the test the lies ahead on the road against a tough Troy defense.

Show Notes: 

  • Arkansas State Win: Team Responds Well and Shows Out for Four Quarters
  • Breaking Negative Streaks: Turnovers and Third-Quarter Scoring 
  • Logan Wright's Big Day 
  • Soul of the Team: NaJee Thompson, Logan Wright & CJ Wright 
  • Troy Preview: Eagles Go Up Against Top 20 Rush Defense 
  • Why the StAte Win Isn't Like the 2017 South Alabama Win 
  • Subtle Changes Seem to Be Working Under Whitley 
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