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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

S4 Ep3: Georgia Southern Season Preview Via Twitter Questions

Take two! After recording the night before the Justin Tomlin news, we called and audible and decided to record our 2021 season preview a second time. Matt and Cody take your Twitter questions about the quarterback situation, the outlook of the Georgia Southern offense and if it is championship or bust for the Eagles and head coach Chad Lunsford this season. 

Show Notes: 

  • We're Good at a lot of Things, Timing Isn't One of Them 
  • Breaking Down the GS QB Situation
  • Who Starts Game One: Cam Ransom or Sam Kenerson?
  • What's the Deal with James Graham? 
  • QB1 at Season's End: Tomlin or Someone Else?
  • What Will the Offense Look Like Under Ruse? 
  • Is It Sun Belt Title or Bust for Coach Lunsford? 
  • Realignment Tease and the Ever-Evolving Rumor Mill

S4 Ep2: CFP Playoff Expansion & What It Means for Georgia Southern

Breaking news leads to an impromptu episode of GATA Talk! All signs point to the College Football Playoff expanding from four teams to 12, including guaranteeing at least one spot for a Group of Five champion. Matt and Cody discuss what this means for the Sun Belt, Georgia Southern and football as a whole.  

Show Notes: 

  • What Would a 12-Team Format Look Like?
  • 2020 Would Have Featured Two G5 Schools 
  • Expansion's Impact on Recruiting, Transfer Portal and NIL
  • Could Georgia Southern Make a 12-Team Playoff? 
  • How Long Before a G5 Cinderella? 
  • Why the Expansion Is Great for College Football

S4 Ep1: Season 4 Premiere and Spring Recap

Your favorite Georgia Southern football podcast is back for Season 4! And buckle up, Eagle Nation, because it's a long one. Matt and Cody discuss everything from basketball (as promised) to FCS spring football to a clearer QB competition coming out of spring camp. 

Show Notes: 

  • Life News: Baby No. 3 for Cody and Matt Moving Out West
  • Men's and Women's Basketball Season Recaps 
  • FCS Spring Football: The Lack of Attention Is Warranted 
  • Georgia Southern Spring Camp and Spring Game Recap
  • No James Graham for Much of Camp: Is It Tomlin's Time?
  • Is There a Waffle House in Colorado? 
  • Preseason Predictions: What to Respect and What to Dismiss 
  • Schedule Is Brutal and the Sun Belt Is Only Getting Better 
  • Question Marks Outside of QB Going Into 2021
  • GS Is Finding Success Outside of Football

S3 Ep21: Season 3 Finale

After a break for the holidays, GATA Talk is back for our Season 3 finale! And boy do we have plenty to talk about, including the New Orleans Bowl, offensive coaching changes, the transfer portal, Shai Werts' legacy and how the Sun Belt Conference grew stronger in the offseason. 

Show Notes: 

  • We're Now on PayPal: Consider Tipping Your Favorite Podcasters (Link)
  • New Orleans Bowl Recap 
  • Shai Werts' Legacy at Georgia Southern
  • Coaching Changes: Offensive Overhaul and What It Means
  • Transfer Portal: Players Leaving, Players Staying and New Commits
  • Looking Ahead to 2021: Shaping Up to Be a Fun Year 
  • Sun Belt Got Better with Coaching Carousel
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