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S3 Ep19: FAU Recap and App State Preview

It's App State Hate Week...again. For the first time in eight years, Georgia Southern will play their arch rival on a Saturday. Matt and Cody recap the FAU game, positives and negatives they saw with the "new" offense and what it will take to pick up a third straight win against the goat-loving Mountaineers from Boone.

Show Notes: 

  • This One's for You, Brant from Metter!
  • FAU Recap: Defense Shows Up and Shows Out
  • Thoughts on Justin Tomlin and the Up-Tempo Ruse Offense
  • A Way Too In-Depth Debate About Our Kicking Game
  • App State Preview: Bragging Rights and Second Place in the East on the Line
  • Will an Explosive Offensive Showing Shore Up the OC Job for Ruse?
  • Will Werts Play, and What's the Outlook If He Does?

S3 BONUS: FAU Preview with Shane Marinelli Part 2

Let's try this again, shall we? Shane Marinelli, FAU insider and host of Inside the Burrow, joins the pod once again to discuss the Owls ahead of Saturday's rescheduled game. We asked Shane about the COVID-19 situation at FAU, breaking in a true freshman QB and his thoughts on why the defense has been so strong this year.

Show Notes: 

  • COVID-19 in Boca: FAU Has Had SEVEN Games Cancelled or Postponed
  • Shane's Thoughts on QB Javion Posey and What He Brings to the Offense 
  • FAU Defense a Surprise in 2020 
  • Thoughts on Willie Taggart in His First Season with the Owls
  • Unsung Hero on FAU: Who Should GS Fans Watch For? 

S3 Ep18: GaSt Recap, OC Change & FAU Preview

For the second straight week there is plenty to discuss in the world of Georgia Southern football. Following a lose to (rival?) Georgia State, head coach Chad Lunsford made a change at the offensive coordinator position, relieving Bob DeBesse of his duties and moving former OC Doug Ruse into the interim role. Matt and Cody discuss what Ruse may bring to the offense, what our depleted defense may look like moving forward and what it will take to beat a very good FAU team. 

Show Notes: 

  • DeBesse Out: Right Decision, But Timing Seems Odd
  • Was the Georgia State Loss the Nail in the Coffin? 
  • What Will the Offense Look Like Under Ruse?
  • Lunsford Should be Open to National OC Search
  • Special Teams and Kicking Game
  • Logan Wright Has Himself a Game
  • Reynard Ellis Opts Out 
  • FAU Preview: Terrific Defense and Athletic QB
  • Willie Taggart Is Good: Can't Get Out-coached Saturday

S3 Ep17: Army Recap & Georgia State Preview

So much to talk about this week, so buckle up! Matt and Cody discuss the letdown against Army, the final drive, potentially losing several key players to legal issues, and whether Georgia State is a true rival. 

Show Notes: 

  • Luck Finally Works Against Eagles in Army Loss
  • Special Teams a Growing Concern 
  • Offense: The Case to Make a Change Now and Why We Won't 
  • The Final Drive and the Decision Not to Kick
  • Werts vs. Tomlin and the Future of the QB Position 
  • Wesley Kennedy, C.J. Wright and others Arrested 
  • Time for Jalen White to Shine? 
  • Why Losing Wright May Have Bigger Impact Than Losing Kennedy
  • Debate: Is Georgia State a True Rival?
  • Previewing Georgia State: Another Potent Offense Capable to Putting up Points

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
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