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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

S4 Ep5: Georgia Southern Football 2021 Season Breakdown

It's GAME WEEK!!! In our third and final 2021 season preview episode, Matt and Cody go game by game, breaking down the upcoming Georgia Southern football season. Topics include the QB battle, COVID vaccinations and a preview of our season opener against Gardner-Webb. 

Show Notes: 

  • Scrimmage No. 2 Thoughts, Todd Bradley-Glenn Injury and COVID Vaccinations 
  • Our New Favorite Quote: 'Stats Are For Losers' - Chad Lunsford 
  • Game-by-Game Breakdown: Wins, Losses, Toss Ups and Storylines 
  • Predictions: Win-Loss Record and Do We Make a Bowl?
  • Gardner-Webb Preview: Family Affair, and One Georgia Southern Fans Know Well

S4 Ep4: Georgia Southern Offense, Defense & Special Teams Preview

As we inch closer to the 2021 Georgia Southern football season, the guys break down the Eagles' offense, defense and special teams units. Eight starters return on both sides of the ball. Who will be breakout players, who will be the X factor and how will the units come together as we gear up for a challenging 2021 schedule? 

Show Notes: 

  • Special Teams Preview: Beck, Kicking Duties, Returns & LS Questions 
  • Defense Preview: Baker Jr., Canteen, Wade, Birdsong, Wright and Ellis
  • Offense Preview: Up Tempo, More Motion, More Big Plays 
  • Breaking Down TEs, O-line, WRs and QBs
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