Saturday Down South Podcast

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The fastest growing college football podcast out there. Saturday Down South has been the leading voice in SEC football for years, and is now giving college football fans a "go to" podcast for weekly commentary and discussion. It's SEC football, but f...Show More
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Way-Too-Early Week 1 SEC Lines, Freezing Cold Takes Interview (ep. 200)

1:42:06 | Jun 12th

The SEC might’ve had a slow news week, but the guys have a LOADED pod for y’all. They break down names for Urban Meyer’s new bar, (3:00) they made some early calls on Week 1 SEC lines and they had some Peak Offseason Content. (10:20) The guys als...Show More
Alcohol in Stadiums, "Winning and Boozing" Introduction (ep. 199)

1:36:23 | Jun 5th

The SEC is officially old enough to drink. Rather, alcohol is coming to SEC stadiums this fall. (0:00) The guys discussed all things alcohol in the SEC with reaction to the news out of Destin, plus a timely introduction to "Winning and Boozing." (1...Show More
Tweaking the Transfer Portal, Jayson Swain Interview (ep. 198)

1:40:33 | May 29th

It’s the end of May, but we’re in midseason form with offseason storylines. We’ve got a way to fix the transfer portal that coaches are complaining about, (2:30) Plus why you shouldn’t bet on Tua Tagovailoa or Trevor Lawrence to win the Heisman Trop...Show More
SEC Quarterback Carousel Spins, Jacob Hester Interview (ep. 197)

1:33:28 | May 22nd

The quarterback carousel is in midseason form, y'all. We talked about Connor being wrong about Malik Willis and Tommy Stevens deciding to reunite with Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State. (2:45) The guys dug into an odd comment from Willie Taggart ove...Show More
Florida's Messy Chris Steele Situation, Peak Offseason Content Introduction (ep. 196)

1:18:22 | May 15th

Florida kept us busy the last week with the bizarre Chris Steele situation. (4:53) The guys talk about the short- and long-term implications for Dan Mullen and Florida in the wake of that story hitting the masses. (8:51) Because it's ranking season...Show More
The 2-year anniversary of the Jim McElwain shark photo going viral (ep. 195)

1:23:45 | May 9th

Yes, it's already been two years. And yes, we had to celebrate Jim McElwain's viral shark photo (that really wasn't him) in SDS Pod fashion. Before we took a trip down memory lane, we discussed South Carolina having the toughest schedule in the coun...Show More
The SEC Flexes at the NFL Draft (again), Mocking the Mocks (ep.194)

1:26:28 | May 1st

The NFL Draft is in the books, and guess what? The SEC owned draft weekend once again. The guys break down all the SEC nuggets that came from draft weekend. They also discuss the interesting tweet from Terrell Lewis that appeared to be about a couple...Show More
SEC Preview of the NFL Draft, Matt Miller Interview (ep. 193)

1:34:05 | Apr 24th

The 2019 NFL Draft is here and the guys are back to break all of it down. Before they talked about the SEC's outlook for the weekend, they closed some thoughts about spring football. They talked about Georgia's spring game and some post-spring quart...Show More
SEC Spring Game Overreactions, The 30/15 Club (ep. 192)

1:36:35 | Apr 17th

Spring football is all but over, but not before the guys look back on a loaded weekend of scrimmages. They have an overreaction from each SEC spring game last weekend. (4:08) The guys discussed what’s wrong with Tua Tagovailoa and how close the gap...Show More
SEC Spring Football Fire Take Season (ep. 191)

1:10:40 | Apr 10th

It's been a hot minute, but the guys got back to some SEC football talk. Before they did that, they discussed Rick Barnes turning down UCLA and staying at Tennessee. (1:28) The guys also dug into why Nick Saban and Ronnie Harrison were both right a...Show More
The Office Episode Bracket Special (ep. 190)

1:41:36 | Apr 8th

Auburn lost to Virginia in the Final Four, which meant that the guys devoted the entire podcast to The Office Episode Bracket. Well, Chris and Connor broke down the devastating Auburn loss to start, but everything after that was all Office-related....Show More
Mark Stoops Interview, Predicting SEC Opening Day Quarterbacks (ep. 189)

1:26:30 | Apr 3rd

We've got a huge, huge pod. The SEC Coach of the Year, Mark Stoops, joined the show to talk all things Kentucky, tattoo sleeves, Benny Snell, Kash Daniel and more. (38:50) The guys also got into discussing the demise of the AAF, (4:58) and they p...Show More
Auburn in the Final Four, SEC Hoops Weekend Recap (ep. 188)

59:26 | Apr 1st

History. Auburn is moving on to the Final Four for the first time ever and the guys have plenty of takes on the Tigers' incredible run to Minneapolis. (0:00) How did Auburn take down Kentucky? What should we make of the Cats missing the Final Four ...Show More
The New Villain for SEC Fans, Candler Cook Interview (ep. 187)

1:32:48 | Mar 27th

There's big, big news for SEC fans. There's a new villain in the house, and he goes by the name "Sam Ehlinger." The guys explain why the Texas quarterback is the perfect villain for SEC fans. (3:40) They also discuss an interesting comment from Gu...Show More
NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend Recap, Sweet 16 Preview (ep. 186)

1:08:16 | Mar 25th

SEC hoops are. On. Fire. The conference sent 4 teams to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996 and the guys break down the madness that was from the opening weekend. They looked back on what each SEC team (LSU, Kentucky, Auburn, Tennessee) did to...Show More
Ed Orgeron's new deal, Tom Hart Interview (ep. 185)

1:17:34 | Mar 19th

Coach O got paid, y'all. Sort of. The LSU coach got an extension and a raise, but not quite as big as what the guys were expecting. They talk about that, as well as this #TankForTua storyline and why it's not likely that it'll happen. The guys also b...Show More
March Madness Special (ep. 184)

54:58 | Mar 18th

It. Is. March. Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler stayed up late on Selection Sunday to talk all the hoops ahead of the NCAA Tournament. The guys talk about the opening lines, what to make of Auburn's odd seeding, if LSU is in shape...Show More
The Ultimate SEC Tournament Guide, SEC Regular Season Over/Unders (ep. 183)

1:33:52 | Mar 12th

No need to fear, y’all. The SEC Tournament is here. The guys have a ton of hoops topics to discuss with SDS basketball expert Adam Spencer, including what happens with LSU, tournament predictions and over/unders. Speaking of over/unders, the lines fo...Show More
SEC Combine Recap, Peter Burns Interview (ep. 182)

1:20:52 | Mar 5th

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to break down the weekend that was, especially at the NFL Combine. The guys discuss all the SEC takeaways from the festivities in Indianapolis. The guys also look at some of the intriguing...Show More
Joe Moorhead Interview, SEC Preview of NFL Combine (ep. 181)

1:19:56 | Feb 26th

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back with a loaded episode. They discuss a variety of topics, including Marler's first AAF experience and the change to the Auburn-Georgia matchup. The guys also dug into all things NFL Combine...Show More
SEC East Beef, College Football Oscars, T.J. Moe Interview (ep. 180)

1:35:55 | Feb 19th

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to talk all things SEC football (and basketball). The guys discuss why Todd Grantham’s new contract was a microcosm of assistants in the SEC and what it means for college football. They al...Show More
AAF debut reaction, Justin Fields ruling, SEC Valentines (ep. 179)

1:07:27 | Feb 12th

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to break down the weekend that was in the college football world. They discuss their thoughts on the opening weekend of the AAF, which Connor witnessed in Orlando. The guys also hit on the...Show More
SEC National Signing Day Recap (ep. 178)

1:00:03 | Feb 7th

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to break down all things National Signing Day. The guys talked about 3 noteworthy SEC commitments in the top 50, and they broke down their winners and losers of the day and what it means f...Show More
Mizzou bowl ban reaction, National Signing Day preview (ep. 177)

1:16:06 | Feb 5th

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss the big news out of Missouri last week. They hit on the long-term impact of Mizzou’s bowl ban and why social media was too quick with its Kelly Bryant reaction. They also interv...Show More
Why Drew Lock proved us wrong, Super Bowl prop bets (ep. 176)

1:20:37 | Jan 29th

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to talk about all things SEC and Super Bowl LIII. The guys discuss why Drew Lock proved them (Connor, really) wrong, why Nick Starkel deserves praise and why Hugh Freeze has been getting t...Show More
The ultimate SEC basketball guide for football fans, Ed Orgeron rant (ep. 175)

1:25:22 | Jan 22nd

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to talk football AND basketball in the SEC. The guys break down the SEC angles for the Super Bowl, plus they talk SEC coach poaching updates and Connor had an Ed Orgeron rant. They also in...Show More
A Jalen Hurts to Oklahoma Special (ep. 174)

58:28 | Jan 18th

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to talk about the massive news in college football. They break down all things Jalen Hurts to Oklahoma. They talk reactions, the updated Heisman odds and why Vegas was horribly wrong. They...Show More
SEC Early Draft Entries, Early Heisman Trophy Odds (ep. 173)

1:28:55 | Jan 16th

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss the latest in the first week of the offseason. That included some discussion about the bizarreness that is the Alabama offensive coordinator situation (3:27), as well as some Ky...Show More
Jalen Hurts destinations, SEC Superlatives, favorite moments for every SEC team (ep. 172)

1:17:04 | Jan 10th

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to recap the year that was in the SEC. Before they did that, they discussed the big news about Jalen Hurts entering the transfer portal (2:01) and Jim Chaney leaving Georgia for Tennessee ...Show More
National Championship Recap (ep. 171)

1:08:15 | Jan 8th

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to break down Alabama's humbling national championship loss. Marler shared his reactions from Santa Clara and Connor admitted why Marler was right. They discussed the bizarre fake field go...Show More
New Year's Day Bowl Recaps, National Championship Predictions (ep. 170)

1:24:01 | Jan 3rd

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to recap the flurry of SEC bowls this week. The guys put a bow on the New Year's Day bowls with thoughts on what the narratives should be after LSU knocked off defending national champion ...Show More
Orange Bowl reaction, SEC bowl recaps, Mark Richt retires (ep. 169)

1:12:54 | Dec 31st, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler recap the beginning of the postseason for the SEC. They talk about Marler's trip to Miami for the Orange Bowl and look ahead to the national title (2:31), plus they discuss the other SEC bowl games...Show More
SEC Bowl Superlatives, Interview with Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl President/CEO Gary Stokan (ep. 168)

1:30:54 | Dec 27th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back after Christmas to look ahead to all the SEC bowl action. In addition to handing out their SEC Bowl Superlatives (20:31), they also talked about some big Playoff headlines involving Tua Ta...Show More
SDS Christmas Special with Josh Snead (ep. 167)

36:04 | Dec 23rd, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler were joined by SEC Shorts' Josh Snead for a special Christmas episode. They broke down who SEC coaches are at Christmas parties (1:20), things to do in each bowl city (or rather not do) (9:41) and ...Show More
Early Signing Period Recap, Kirk Herbstreit Interview, Justin Fields transferring (ep. 166)

1:21:34 | Dec 20th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler have a loaded episode. They talk the big news of the week in college football with Georgia quarterback Justin Fields reportedly on the move (2:50). They also break down all the headlines and viral ...Show More
Florida-UCF drama, Early Signing Period Preview (ep. 165)

1:12:22 | Dec 18th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to talk all things SEC as the Early Signing Period approaches. Before they talk about that, they hit on some national news involving some Florida-UCF matchup drama (2:34), as well as the o...Show More
Ranking the top 20 SEC players in 2018 (ep. 164)

1:21:58 | Dec 13th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler have a special episode planned. In it, they break down the top 20 players in the SEC in 2018 (6:32). They discuss their criteria for why certain players made the list and not others, including why ...Show More
Heisman Trophy reaction, SEC players with most at stake in bowl games (ep. 163)

1:09:32 | Dec 10th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back after their first weekend without SEC football since August. They recap Tua Tagovailoa’s Heisman Trophy snub and what the award has become (3:51). The guys also talk about Auburn’s new off...Show More
Urban Meyer retires, Kelly Bryant to Mizzou, SEC Bowl Excitement Rankings (ep. 162)

1:26:32 | Dec 5th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler discuss the massive news in the college football with Urban Meyer stepping down (2:50), as well as former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant picking Mizzou (24:41). They also talk some interesting He...Show More
Bonus: Live in Atlanta before the SEC Championship Game (ep. 161)

47:52 | Dec 4th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler were live at Sports & Social in Atlanta the night before the SEC Championship Game. This bonus episode contains the recording of the live event including a Q&A with fans covering topics such as the...Show More
SEC Championship Recap from Atlanta (ep. 160)

55:27 | Dec 2nd, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler break down all things SEC Championship from Atlanta. They talk about the unbelievable Jalen Hurts comeback, and what it meant to watch him lead the Tide back (1:46). They also broke down what it me...Show More
SEC Championship Preview, SEC Individual Awards Picks (ep. 159)

1:16:35 | Nov 28th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to preview the matchup in Atlanta on Saturday. The guys talk about how far Alabama has come in the last 365 days (6:55), why Georgia's Playoff scenario is still clear-cut (14:57) and they ...Show More
SEC Rivalry Week Recap (ep. 158)

1:12:43 | Nov 25th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler recap all the madness that rivalry weekend gave us, including the game of the year between LSU and Texas A&M (1:36). An early Ed Talks was about his crushing night in College Station (9:29). Marler...Show More
SEC Rivalry Week Preview (ep. 157)

1:27:34 | Nov 21st, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler preview all the rivalry week games in the SEC. They go in depth on the Iron Bowl (3:47), Georgia Tech-UGA (12:50), the Egg Bowl (22:41), LSU-A&M (30:17), Florida-Florida State (37:33) and they talk...Show More
Cupcake Week Recap, Les Miles is Back (ep. 156)

1:16:37 | Nov 18th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler discuss the return of Les Miles and what it means to have him back in college football (1:54). They also go around the SEC and broke down what was a relatively uneventful Cupcake Week and talk abou...Show More
Week 12 SEC Preview, Feleipe Franks drama/picks with Luke Del Rio (ep. 155)

1:25:11 | Nov 14th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler look ahead to Cupcake Week in the SEC. They talk about some interesting theories about the weak SEC slate (2:52), as well as why Tua Tagovailoa is playing against The Citadel (12:58) and a few Play...Show More
Week 11 SEC Recap (ep. 154)

1:16:04 | Nov 11th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler break down an eventful weekend in the SEC. They discuss Chris' trip to Athens for Auburn-Georgia (1:32), as well as Tua Tagovailoa's health and Mississippi State getting some tough breaks at Alabam...Show More
Week 11 SEC Preview (ep. 153)

1:22:05 | Nov 7th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler look ahead to the week of action in the SEC. Before they do that, they talk Playoff rankings (3:11) and their Playoff quarterbacks of choice (17:31). They break down the Auburn-Georgia (24:34) and ...Show More
Week 10 SEC Recap (ep. 152)

1:12:08 | Nov 4th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler recapped the division title week that was in the SEC. They went in depth about all things Alabama-LSU —including a sad Ed Talks (2:15) — and Georgia-Kentucky (22:08), including a sneak preview of t...Show More
Paul Finebaum 2.0 (ep. 151)

16:32 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler caught up with their buddy Paul Finebaum for a bonus pod. They talked SEC division title stuff, Tua Tagovailoa's legacy and a fire take about LSU's environment. They also discussed their interestin...Show More
SEC Division Title Previews, Peter Burns Interview (ep. 150)

1:39:25 | Oct 31st, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back for an SEC division title/Halloween-themed episode. They of course broke down Alabama-LSU (5:47) and Georgia-Kentucky (17:39). Over/unders for the 5 other SEC games (26:27) preceded their ...Show More
Week 9 SEC Recap

1:09:51 | Oct 28th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler break down the week that was in the SEC. They recap the huge SEC East games between Florida-Georgia (3:44) and Kentucky-Mizzou (12:21), with an early preview on what to expect in Lexington. They al...Show More
Week 9 SEC Preview, Chris Doering Interview (ep. 148)

1:36:36 | Oct 24th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler look ahead to all things SEC in Week 9. They discuss the #FreeDevinWhite campaign that's raising absurd money (4:11). They break down an interesting matchup of first-year coaches between Texas A&M ...Show More
Week 8 SEC Recap (ep. 147)

1:09:39 | Oct 21st, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler break down all the action from the weekend, including some thoughts on what the Mississippi State-LSU and Alabama-Tennessee games taught us (2:29). They discussed the bizarre Devin White targeting ...Show More
Week 8 SEC Preview, Tom Hart Interview, Picks with Luke Del Rio (ep. 146)

1:46:29 | Oct 17th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler have a loaded Week 8 SEC Preview show. The guys broke down the MSU-LSU showdown (2:41) and talked Intern Butch Jones' return to Knoxville (13:43). Former Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio joined for...Show More
Week 7 SEC Recap, Midseason Awards (ep. 145)

1:07:58 | Oct 14th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler recap an upset-filled week in the SEC. They discussed what Saturday taught us about LSU and Georgia, including a happy Ed Talks (2:40). Chris also talked about his experience in Tuscaloosa and the ...Show More
Week 7 SEC Preview, Midseason Storylines Galore (ep. 144)

1:16:14 | Oct 10th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler share their sadness to already be at the unofficial midway point of 2018. They discuss the huge Georgia-LSU showdown and a couple of the potential implications off that, including a wild take about...Show More
Week 6 SEC Recap (ep. 143)

1:12:37 | Oct 7th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler recap all the action in the SEC in Week 6. They go back and forth on a take that Connor had at The Swamp during Florida's win against LSU (4:37). Besides that, they also talked about some interesti...Show More
Week 6 SEC Preview, Tim Tebow Interview (ep. 142)

1:12:12 | Oct 4th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler broke down all things SEC ahead of Week 6. They talked about the headliner in The Swamp with LSU and Florida (3:38), and the bets they’d like to see similar to the one Steve Spurrier and Les Miles ...Show More
Week 5 SEC Recap, Connor's takes are dead (ep. 141)

1:09:24 | Sep 30th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler recap an eventful Week 5 in the SEC. Connor gives eulogies for his Mississippi State and Jalen Hurts takes (2:27). They also discuss Florida's impressive win at Mississippi State (6:54), Kentucky s...Show More
Week 5 SEC Preview, Luke Del Rio Interview (ep. 140)

1:32:04 | Sep 26th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to look ahead at all of the Week 5 action in the SEC. They hit on the potential SEC impact of the big news that Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant is transferring (3:08). They took a closer ...Show More
Week 4 SEC Recap, Benny Snell Heisman Trophy campaign launch (ep. 139)

1:12:23 | Sep 23rd, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler break down a wild Week 4 in the SEC. They discussed Kentucky’s historic win against Mississippi State and unofficially launched Benny Snell’s Heisman Trophy campaign (1:50). The guys looked back at...Show More
Week 4 SEC Preview (ep. 138)

1:18:03 | Sep 19th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler look ahead to all the Week 4 action in the SEC. They talked Texas A&M-Alabama (2:54), Georgia-Mizzou (12:37), Florida-Tennessee (19:22), Mississippi State-Kentucky (25:55) and South Carolina-Vandy ...Show More
Week 3 SEC Recap from Oxford (ep. 137)

1:11:32 | Sep 16th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler recapped the Week 3 action in the SEC from their rented condo in Oxford. They talked all things Tiger Bowl (4:21), as well as the Alabama-Ole Miss game that they were at (16:06). Plus, they dished ...Show More
Week 3 SEC Preview, Matt Stinchcomb Interview (ep. 136)

1:11:32 | Sep 13th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler preview the Week 3 action in the SEC, including how Hurricane Florence is impacting the college football landscape. They broke down the Tiger Bowl (7:25), the Alabama-Ole Miss game that they’ll be ...Show More
Week 2 SEC Recap: The Streak is OVER (ep. 135)

1:10:40 | Sep 9th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler break down all the action from Week 2 in the SEC. They broke down Kentucky ending its 31-year losing streak to Florida (1:51), Georgia's statement win at South Carolina (14:01), Texas A&M's battle ...Show More
Week 2 SEC preview, Luke Del Rio interview (ep. 134)

1:30:53 | Sep 6th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler talk all things SEC in Week 2. They break down each headliner matchup in the SEC (3:29), and they catch up with former Florida quarterback and current podcaster Luke Del Rio (29:55). The guys run t...Show More
The SEC owns college football after Week 1 (ep. 133)

1:10:29 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler broke down the SEC's dominant start to 2018. They talked about headliner wins for LSU (9:02), Auburn (18:43) and Alabama (26:11) and with thoughts on their potential for the rest of the season. Plu...Show More
Game Day! The ultimate Week 1 SEC preview (ep. 132)

1:17:53 | Aug 30th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler break down, you guessed it, SEC football games! They have a full Week 1 preview (3:00), complete with some in-depth look at the headliner showdowns (24:40) and their picks against the spread (47:10...Show More
SEC QB news, 2018 Predictions, Interview with Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan (ep. 131)

1:20:32 | Aug 27th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler talked about the flurry of SEC quarterback announcements (3:27), as well as Nick Fitzgerald's suspension (21:10). They also broke down their SEC/national predictions for 2018 (25:23), and discussed...Show More
SEC East Preview, Urban Meyer disaster, Jimbo Fisher allegations (ep. 130)

1:09:03 | Aug 24th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler react to the Urban Meyer mess that unfolded at Ohio State on Wednesday (0:25). They also hit on headlines involving Jimbo Fisher's staff being accused of NCAA violations and what the new transfer r...Show More
SEC West Preview, Dave Hooker interview on 1998 Tennessee series (ep. 129)

1:19:07 | Aug 20th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back for a loaded show. We've got a breakdown of big weekend headlines involving Nick Saban, Kirby Smart and Zamir White (5:27), plus we react to the preseason Associated Press poll (19:41). We...Show More
LSU quarterbacks leaving, Pablo Fields' interesting comment, Top 25 SEC Players (ep. 128)

1:06:06 | Aug 16th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler discuss the revolving door of quarterbacks at LSU and what it means (2:28). Plus, they discuss LSU-Clemson series (13:21), B.J. Johnson's wild Florida Playoff prediction (20:13), Pablo Fields' inte...Show More
Will Muschamp's DJ Durkin defense, Landsharks and is UGA more talented than Alabama? (ep. 127)

1:09:31 | Aug 13th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler recap a busy week in college football. They discussed Ole Miss' strange mascot reveal (7:52), why Will Muschamp blindly defended D.J. Durkin (11:28), how Demetris Robertson is eligible at Georgia (...Show More
Jalen Hurts speaks out, Urban Meyer's mess at Ohio State and SEC fall camp headlines (ep. 126)

1:06:06 | Aug 7th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler talk about Jalen Hurts breaking his silence and not holding anything back (3:05), plus they break down their thoughts on the disastrous situation at Ohio State (18:12), some Coaches Poll reactions ...Show More
Preseason SEC Superlatives, Georgia's Recruiting Roll and Florida's New Weird Scandal (ep. 125)

1:04:21 | Jul 31st, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler break down the odd scandal involving 6 Florida players (2:48), plus they discuss the big-picture impact of Georgia's recruiting roll (15:40), Nick Saban gets paid (again) (23:38), Preseason SEC Sup...Show More
Jalen Hurts' Status, Malzahn's Scheduling Comments, Peter Burns Interview (ep. 124)

1:00:25 | Jul 26th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O' Gara joins Chris Marler from enemy territory (Big Ten media days) to discuss Jalen Hurts' recent comments regarding his status at Alabama, thoughts on Shea Patterson and Joe Burrow, Gus Malzahn's recent comments about ...Show More
Media Days Recap, Part 3: Favorite Moments From Atlanta, Paul Finebaum Interview (ep. 123)

48:03 | Jul 19th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler put a bow on SEC Media Days coverage, including having a fresh perspective on Will Muschamp; also, the legendary Paul Finebaum joins the show (22:13) to dish on the Jalen-Tua debate and more.
Media Days Recap, Part 2: We Love Moorhead, Saban Scowls, Chris Doering Interview (ep. 122)

33:20 | Jul 18th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler discuss the SEC Media Days debut of Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt and Miss State's Joe Moorhead. Also, Mizzou claps back against Cece Jefferson and the guys interview former Gator great Chris Doering (...Show More
Media Days Recap, Part 1: Benny Tha Bandit, Aaron Murray Interview (ep. 121)

56:19 | Jul 18th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler break down the first two days of SEC Media Days in Atlanta, including Kentucky RB Benny Snell's rap nickname and QB Jacob Eason's apparent return to UGA. Former Bulldog QB Aaron Murray also joins t...Show More
Media Days Preview, 2018 Hot Seats, Alabama Privilege (ep. 120)

1:03:55 | Jul 11th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss next week's SEC Media Days event (5:25), Paul Finebaum's status with ESPN and the SEC Network (12:50), which SEC head coaches might expect to be on the hot seat this upcoming se...Show More
A Fourth of July Special: God, Country and the SEC (ep. 119)

1:00:43 | Jul 4th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back with a very patriotic discussion of what college football team is considered America's team (1:30), the ideal role for each SEC coach at a cookout (24:00), the most American moments in col...Show More
SEC Recruiting Update, Texas A&M Expectations, Devastating Losses (ep. 118)

1:10:12 | Jun 28th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss the latest events in the world of SEC football recruiting (1:00), Jimbo Fisher's comments about Kevin Sumlin's office (13:40), and the most devastating losses in recent memory (...Show More
Heisman Odds, Jalen Hurts & New Redshirt Rules (ep. 117)

1:06:06 | Jun 20th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss the recently released Heisman odds for next season (3:00), how the new redshirt options might impact Jalen Hurts status at Alabama(14:00), the new transfer rules (22:50), a revi...Show More
SEC & Las Vegas, Week 1 Lines, Jimbo Recruiting (ep. 116)

1:04:30 | Jun 13th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss the possibility of the SEC participating in a Las Vegas bowl game (3:00), SEC baseball (8:30), the recent SEC SID rankings(16:00), the updated week 1 lines (22:40), Jimbo Fisher...Show More
The G.O.A.T. Week Pod (ep. 115)

1:03:37 | Jun 6th, 2018

It's G.O.A.T. Week at Saturday Down South, and Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to talk about the "greatest of all time" from SEC football. Topics include the McFadden/Jones vs. Williams/Brown vs. Michel/Chubb debate, the all-time starting lin...Show More
SDS Special: Every SEC Team As A Character From The Office (ep. 114)

1:04:48 | May 30th, 2018

In this special #offseasoncontent episode, Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler merge their passions of SEC football and The Office by likening every SEC football team to a character from The Office. If you love The Office, you'll enj...Show More
Joe Burrow Expectations, Bama Drama, Cross-Divisional Games (ep. 113)

59:55 | May 23rd, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss Joe Burrow expectations at LSU (1:00), the passing of former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive (13:20), the recent Alabama drama (18:55), the Alabama-Texas home-and-home series (33:00...Show More
Legalized Gambling, Saban & Transfers, LSU 2018 Expectations (ep. 112)

1:04:32 | May 16th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss how the legalization of sports gambling might impact college football (1:00), Nick Saban blocking his player's transfer options (9:10), Jalen Hurts working out with the rival (1...Show More
Kirby Smart & The $7 Million Club, Latest National Championship Odds (ep. 111)

59:35 | May 9th, 2018

Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss Kirby Smart getting paid and joining the $7 million club (1:30), Jimbo Fisher’s negotiation abilities (4:45), why beating Nick Saban gets you paid (9:45), John Parker Wilson’s b...Show More
NFL Draft Recap, Alabama Draft Records, Drew Lock (ep. 110)

1:05:42 | May 2nd, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to recap the NFL Draft (1:00), 12 years of SEC dominance at the Draft(4:20), the surprise of where Derrius Guice was drafted (12:15), how Antonio Callaway actually got drafted (23:00), the...Show More
Spring Football Recap, NFL Draft, Trent Dilfer on Tua, Fromm & Fields

1:06:53 | Apr 25th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss Jeremy Pruitt's interesting remarks following the Tennessee spring game (1:45), Mississippi State's Keytaon Thompson (7:45), Alabama's continuing Jalen Hurts saga (12:25), Saban...Show More
Hugh Freeze Blocked, Spring Football Continues, CFB Rule Changes (ep. 108)

1:06:47 | Apr 18th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss Greg Sankey allegedly blocking the hiring of Hugh Freeze (:30), the four spring games from last weekend (6:25), the five spring games this upcoming weekend (19:15), more confus...Show More
Spurrier's Back, SEC Football Win Projections, More Spring Football (ep. 107)

1:05:18 | Apr 11th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler discuss Steve Spurrier's return to football (1:00), ESPN's FPI win projections for the SEC football teams (8:45), last weekend's Spring games (20:00), the ridiculous Joey Gatewood-Cam Newton compar...Show More
Tennessee Expectations, More SEC Spring Games, Sports Bucket List(ep. 106)

1:03:13 | Apr 4th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler are back to discuss Lane Kiffin's comments about Tennessee and how early we can expect success in Knoxville (:30), South Carolina's spring game this past Saturday (8:40), Auburn's injuries and upco...Show More
Tennessee's Lost Texts, Alabama-Notre Dame, South Carolina Spring Game (ep. 105)

58:16 | Mar 28th, 2018

Saturday Down South's Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler discuss the now public text messages from the Tennessee hiring debacle (:30), the potential scheduling of Alabama-Notre Dame in the future (14:20), home-and-home series scheduling compared to kicko...Show More
Tua’s Injury, Georgia Spring Practice Preview, March Madness (ep. 104)

1:01:51 | Mar 21st, 2018

(0:00) The world’s on fire as Tua Tagovailoa went down with a thumb injury and the Alabama QB competition may be open again. But without very many healthy bodies, could this be an area of concern for Bama? (22:19) After putting out that fire, we whi...Show More
March Madness, Is the SEC Getting Unfair Draws?, BamaButch, Shurmur/Cutler Bromance (ep. 103)

53:22 | Mar 14th, 2018

(0:00) BUTCH JONES TO ALABAMA AT PRO DAY -Nick Saban wouldn’t confirm it. -If you could have three wishes granted for Butch Jones’ time in Tuscaloosa, what would they be? 
 (11:00) ED ORGERON SAYS LSU DOESN’T HAVE A FIRST-TEAM QUARTERBACK -Uhhhhh…du...Show More
NCAA Tourney Preview with Adam Spencer (ep. 102)

48:02 | Mar 12th, 2018

The NCAA Tourney is here, and the guys are joined by resident hoops expert Adam Spencer to break it all down. From the championship picks to the likely first-round upsets, they have you covered. Which SEC team has the hardest path in the tourney? Wh...Show More
Is God An Auburn Fan?, Combine Results, Jimbo's Fake Trophy, Spring Football Update (ep. 101)

48:57 | Mar 7th, 2018

It’s time for your football fix in the middle of basketball season, and the guys have you covered: COMBINE SZN (00:00) -Donte Jackson fails to break John Ross’ record, still puts up 4.32 -Tony Brown curses on live television, guy wrongly made him st...Show More
The SEC Basketball Tournament Pod (ep. 100)

48:54 | Mar 5th, 2018

It’s SEC Tournament week in St. Louis, and the guys are here to break it down. On the line to help them is SDS’s own Joe Cox (not the Georgia quarterback), who is our resident SEC basketball expert, as well as a long-time Kentucky insider. We start...Show More
Butch to Bama, Spring Football, Starkel's Bieber Obsession, Combine, Cowherd's Wrong Again (ep. 99)

1:01:24 | Feb 28th, 2018

It’s spring practice season in the SEC, but the news cycle is full of ridiculousness off the field. First off, Butch Jones is talking about coming to Bama, which has gotten many Bammers like Marler pretty mad. Is Saban trying for the first-ever swee...Show More
Tebow to the Bigs, Mac to Michigan, Fergie's Anthem Fail, #FreeMcCarron (ep. 98)

59:06 | Feb 21st, 2018

It’s a surprisingly busy week in SEC football news, as the guys break down some coaching changes, including Jim McElwain joining Jim Harbaugh at Michigan (00:46), and Alabama picking up the legendary Coach Cool (Craig Kuligowski) of Mizzou fame (9:11...Show More
SEC Valentines, Manziel SZN, Mullen, Dropping Football Attendance (ep. 97)

50:33 | Feb 14th, 2018

It’s the season of love in the SEC, and that means it’s #comebackszn for Johnny Manziel (00:00). Where will he play next? Is there a worse mentor than Josh McCown, or a better place to fail than Cleveland? In an ultimate power move, Dan Mullen threw...Show More
National Signing Day Aftermath with Corey Long (ep. 96)

1:00:20 | Feb 8th, 2018

It’s National Signing Day, the last gasp of football before the long, cold offseason. The guys break down Georgia’s historic day and what it’s like to be an Alabama fan after years of being told “If you’re not first, you’re last” (0:00). This NSD ...Show More
Recruitin' Down South: NSD Prep with Corey Long (ep. 95)

41:28 | Feb 6th, 2018

The latest episode of the Recruitin’ Down South once again features SDS recruiting insider Corey Long -- @CoreyLong on Twitter. We discuss the importance of official visits and why schools aim to get the last official visit with key targets and wha...Show More
Josh Allen is Overrated, the XFL is Back, Bad SEC Tattoos, and Signing Day is Lame (ep. 94)

55:59 | Jan 31st, 2018

Are y'all tired of Josh Allen from Wyoming getting overhyped despite being painfully average? So are we. The guys tackle that (00:00) and much more on today's pod. The XFL is back, and we couldn't be more excited(12:38). What rules need to be impl...Show More
The New SDS Pod Season Premiere: Top 50 Moments of 2017 (ep. 93)

59:49 | Jan 25th, 2018

The SDS Podcast is back and better than ever with new hosts Connor O'Gara and Chris Marler. Join the guys as they fight offseason boredom with their top 50 moments of last season. The list(starts at 4:00) focuses on moments that shaped the college ...Show More
Recruitin' Down South: UA All-America Game with Corey Long (ep. 92)

34:26 | Jan 12th, 2018

The latest episode of the Recruitin’ Down South podcast features SDS’ own Corey Long (on Twitter @CoreyLong). Corey was in Orlando for the Under Armour All-American game and we wanted to discuss his thoughts on several of the prospects either headed ...Show More
Brian Bosworth AKA The Boz (ep. 91)

12:43 | Jan 7th, 2018

Two-time Oklahoma All-American linebacker Brian Bosworth, AKA "The Boz" joined host Connor O'Gara on the SDS podcast. The two talked about what the downfall was for Bosworth's Sooners in the Rose Bowl and what he thinks about that Georgia defense. B...Show More
Recruitin' Down South: Andrew Bone of Bama Insider (ep. 90)

29:06 | Jan 3rd, 2018

On the latest edition of Recruitin’ Down South we talked to recruiting reporter Andrew Bone (@AndrewJBone on Twitter) of Bama Insider the Alabama Rivals affiliate. We wanted to get his thoughts on the early signing day period and where the Tide wil...Show More
Tim Tebow (ep. 89)

17:50 | Dec 31st, 2017

Ahead of the Playoff showdowns on New Year's Day, Heisman Trophy winner and current ESPN/SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow joined the show to break it all down. Tebow and SDS senior national columnist Connor O'Gara talked about all things Playoff, inclu...Show More
First and 10: Adam Kramer (ep. 88)

52:18 | Dec 29th, 2017

Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report joins Matt Hayes to preview the upcoming CFP Semifinal games. Who is the most dangerous team in the playoff? Who will win the rubber match between Alabama and Clemson? Is Georgia's Jake Fromm a liability? Also..what'...Show More
Recruitin' Down South: Barton Simmons (ep. 87)

38:28 | Dec 28th, 2017

Host Michael Bratton is joined by possibly the biggest name in recruiting, Barton Simmons of 247Sports to talk about the ins and outs of the modern recruiting cycle. The conversation (start: 2:34) focuses less on the specificities of the current cla...Show More
Recruitin' Down South: Early Signing Period Aftermath with Rivals' Mike Farrell (ep. 86)

32:14 | Dec 21st, 2017

Grab your pom-poms and say YESSSSIR as this episode recaps the first day and a half of the nation's first Early Signing Period. The dust has settled, and it appears there's a new king of SEC recruiting: The Georgia Bulldogs. Host Michael Wayne Brat...Show More
Early Signing Period, Crowded Quarterback Depth Chart at Georgia (ep. 85)

1:00:48 | Dec 19th, 2017

Amid the Christmas rush, JC and Connor dish on the news around the SEC, including the busy recruiting cycle which has been amped up by the early signing period. From Wednesday to Friday, a three-day window opens up for recruits to sign their letters...Show More
Recruitin' Down South: Early Signing Period Extravaganza (ep. 84)

23:01 | Dec 18th, 2017

Who's ready for some Crootin'? Host Michael Wayne Bratton (@SECMike on Twitter) talks about the ins and outs of the new early signing period from an insider's perspective. He is joined by his friend and fellow recruiting expert Mitch White, who is ...Show More
Corey Long on SEC Recruiting (ep. 83)

44:31 | Dec 14th, 2017

Corey Long, SDS's recruiting expert, joins the pod to talk about the whirlwind that will be SEC recruiting during the first early signing period in college football history.We're now less than a week away, so it's about time to prepare for what's com...Show More
First and 10: Jimmy Hyams (ep. 82)

49:37 | Dec 13th, 2017

Jimmy Hyams of WNML in Knoxville joins the pod to talk about the ins and outs of the Tennessee coaching search, and what's next for the Vols. Was Jeremy Pruitt the right hire(9:05)? Where did Philip Fulmer's beef start with John Currie, and was this...Show More
Anthony Dasher of UGASports.com (ep. 81)

28:12 | Dec 13th, 2017

Anthony Dasher, the managing editor of UGASports.com on the Rivals network, joins the pod to talk about the Playoff-bound Georgia Bulldogs. Even if Dasher picked Georgia to win the East this season, by how much did the Bulldogs actually exceed his e...Show More
Shea Patterson to Michigan, Coaching Carousel, Future Heisman Candidates (ep. 80)

59:04 | Dec 12th, 2017

Connor joins JC in studio to discuss Shea Patterson leaving Ole Miss to go to Michigan, and other news around the SEC. It's hard to blame Patterson for saying goodbye to the Rebels and hello to the Wolverines, but how great can he be playing for Jim...Show More
Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News (ep. 79)

30:44 | Dec 8th, 2017

Aaron Suttles of the Tuscaloosa News joins the pod to talk about the Playoff-bound Alabama Crimson Tide. While the Crimson Tide were ultimately included in the College Football Playoff, how confident were the players and coaches that they'd make it ...Show More
Danny Kanell (ep. 78)

29:42 | Dec 7th, 2017

Danny Kanell of FSU and ESPN fame joins the pod to settle his perceived beef with the SEC and talk about all things college football. Far from afraid to voice his displeasure with the College Football Playoff, Kanell weighs in on Alabama getting the...Show More
First And 10: Brett McMurphy (ep. 77)

48:08 | Dec 6th, 2017

College football insider Brett McMurphy joins to break down the wild coaching carousel season and the College Football Playoff. As possibly the most connected man in college football, McMurphy shares his unique perspective. What's next for Tennessee...Show More
SEC Championship Review, Alabama vs. Ohio State Debate, All-SEC Team (ep. 76)

58:12 | Dec 5th, 2017

JC and Connor discuss the wild results of championship weekend in college football and how the SEC Championship shaped the Alabama vs. Ohio State coversation. It was a complete flip of the script from what we saw the first time when the Bulldogs pla...Show More
Matt Stinchcomb (ep. 75)

23:30 | Dec 1st, 2017

Former Georgia All-American and current SEC Network analyst Matt Stinchcomb joins the pod to talk aboout the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Stinchcomb broke down the previous Auburn-Georgia matchup, whether the Dawgs can contain Auburn's pass-rus...Show More
Bobby Hebert (ep. 74)

32:27 | Nov 30th, 2017

Bobby Hebert, a Saints and Falcons QB known as "The Cajun Cannon," joins the pod to talk about his longtime friend Ed Orgeron and the temperate on the bayou after the Tigers' up and down season. Now a sports talk radio host in the Crescent City, Heb...Show More
Kirk Herbstreit (ep. 73)

13:30 | Nov 30th, 2017

The voice of college football, Kirk Herbstreit, joined the SDS Podcast to talk about this weekend's SEC Championship. The ESPN college football analyst offered his insights on what figures to be a thrilling rematch on Saturday in Atlanta. Can Auburn...Show More
First And 10: Tony Barnhart (ep. 72)

48:08 | Nov 30th, 2017

Tony Barnhart of the SEC Network joins the Matt Hayes to discuss the wild week that has been in the SEC, as well as to preview the upcoming conference championship matchups. Tony knows college football as well as anyone, and he says that this slate ...Show More
Tennessee Disaster, Dan Mullen to Florida, Auburn-Georgia Rematch for SEC title (ep. 71)

59:16 | Nov 28th, 2017

The whole SEC has gone crazy, and it's up to JC and Connor to figure it all out. According to JC, the Volunteers might have the most delusional fan base in all of college football. They still think they're a destination job, yet so many coaches keep...Show More
Dan Wolken (ep. 70)

27:56 | Nov 28th, 2017

Dan Wolken of USA Today joins the pod to talk about the Thanksgiving chaos that overwhelmed the SEC. From Tennessee to Texas A&M, nearly every team faced a bit of mayhem over the weekend. So where do we go from here? The coaching search at Tennessee...Show More
Cupcake Week, Chip Kelly vs. Jon Gruden, Iron Bowl Preview (ep. 69)

57:14 | Nov 22nd, 2017

It's the season of turkey and dressing across America, and the season of cupcakes in the SEC. But could cupcake week actually be good for college football? JC and Connor break it down. On one hand, it's a complete waste of time to see Alabama pull s...Show More
Chris Davis (ep. 68)

27:51 | Nov 21st, 2017

It's the most wonderful time in the SEC: Iron Bowl season! We're kicking it off with Chris Davis, of "Kick Six" fame. Believe it or not, Davis grew up an Alabama fan. However, he never got an offer from the Crimson Tide, so he became a Tiger and eve...Show More
First And 10: Tommy Deas of The Tuscaloosa News (ep. 67)

59:59 | Nov 20th, 2017

Tuscaloosa News executive sports editor Tommy Deas, who grew up in Tuscaloosa, joins Matt Hayes to break down all things Iron Bowl. When is Nick Saban at his best? When he tells his off-the-field anecdotes like his recent tangent about kids wearing ...Show More
First and 10: John Adams (ep. 66)

54:36 | Nov 16th, 2017

John Adams of the Knoxville News Sentinel joins Matt Hayes to talk about the recent goings on around Rocky Top. The discussion ranges from where Butch Jones went wrong to where Tennessee goes next and some of the unique challenges that the UT job p...Show More
Bo Mattingly (ep. 65)

32:49 | Nov 16th, 2017

Bo Mattingly joins the pod to talk Arkansas, and the wacky fortunes that have recently befallen the program in Fayetteville. Athletic director Jeff Long was just relieved of his duties Wednesday, so what does that mean for the future of coach Bret ...Show More
Butch Jones out at Tennessee, playoff push for Alabama, Auburn, Georgia (ep. 64)

1:01:40 | Nov 14th, 2017

On this episdoe of the Saturday Down South podcast, host John Crist and co-host Connor O'Gara discuss Butch Jones mercifully getting pink-slipped at Tennessee. While this wasn't exactly breaking news, Volunteers athletic director John Currie sure t...Show More
Justin Strawn of For Whom the Cowbell Tolls (ep. 63)

28:49 | Nov 10th, 2017

Justin Strawn, manager of For Whom the Cowbell Tolls, SB Nation's Mississippi State site, joins the pod to talk all things Maroon and White leading up to the Bulldogs' battle with Alabama this weekend. Defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons might have com...Show More
John Parker Wilson (ep. 62)

29:41 | Nov 9th, 2017

Former Alabama QB John Parker Wilson joins the pod to talk about the foundation of Alabama's dynasty and where their future lies. While he originally signed with and suited up for Mike Shula, Wilson was Nick Saban's first signal caller upon taking o...Show More
First and 10: Olin Buchanan of TexAgs (ep. 61)

55:04 | Nov 7th, 2017

Matt is joined by Texas A&M expert Olin Buchanan as the two break down the Kevin Sumlin administration and the truly bizarre stats and records that have been produced by it. What is the future of the Aggies, and of Sumlin himself? Olin has the answe...Show More
Florida-Missouri, Monster Matchups in Week 11 for Georgia, Alabama (ep. 60)

59:17 | Nov 7th, 2017

JC and Connor discuss a bevy of topics from Week 10, including Mizzou's big win against a rudderless Florida team. The Tigers played really well on both sides of the ball, while the Gators looked completely disinterested in the wake of Jim McElwain ...Show More
Nico Johnson (ep. 59)

34:27 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Former Alabama LB Nico Johnson joins the pod to talk about playing for the Tide, their rivalry with the LSU Tigers and his life after football. In four seasons with Alabama, Johnson won three national titles playing defense for coach Nick Saban. Not...Show More
Gene Chizik (ep. 58)

32:21 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Former Auburn coach and current SEC Network analyst Gene Chizik joins the pod to talk about the state of the SEC – and about those Auburn Tigers. Alabama and Georgia are not only the two best teams in the SEC but in the entire nation according to t...Show More
First and 10: Mike Bianchi (ep. 57)

51:55 | Oct 31st, 2017

Jim McElwain is out in Gainesville in one of the most bizarre seasons The Swamp has ever seen. Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel joins Matt Hayes, and the pair of Florida insiders discuss what went wrong for Mac, and where the Gators go next. Al...Show More
McElwain, SEC Hot Seat Talk, LSU-Bama (ep. 56)

54:42 | Oct 31st, 2017

For this episode of the Saturday Down South podcast, host John Crist and co-host Connor O'Gara discuss the somewhat shocking ouster of Jim McElwain at Florida. Despite getting to the SEC Championship Game in each of his first two seasons, it became ...Show More
First And 10: Pat Dooley (ep. 55)

57:30 | Oct 26th, 2017

Florida insider Pat Dooley joins Matt Hayes to break down Jim McElwain’s crazy week at Florida, and the Florida-Georgia game. Matt also shares his thoughts from around the SEC and gives his picks against the spread.
Florida—Georgia, Heisman Trophy Candidates, College Football Playoff Contenders (ep. 54)

58:11 | Oct 26th, 2017

With a light week of SEC football, all eyes are on the Florida/Georgia game, where some weird things have happened in years past. As the season winds down, JC and Connor talk about the postseason, and the country's most coveted award, the Heisman tr...Show More
Danny Wuerffel (ep. 53)

32:16 | Oct 26th, 2017

Florida great Danny Wuerffel joins the John Crist to talk about Gators past, present, and future. A Heisman Trophy winner and National Champion at Florida, Danny talks about how the Gators' offense has changed over the years, and how his coach, Stev...Show More
Bobby Humphrey (ep. 52)

36:58 | Oct 19th, 2017

Bobby Humphrey, an Alabama legend at running back, and the father of first-round draft pick Marlon Humphrey, joins the pod. Bobby talks about his family; his wife was a UAB track star, and his other four children have had prolific sports careers of...Show More
First And 10: Dennis Dodd (ep. 51)

51:55 | Oct 18th, 2017

Dennis Dodd from CBSSports.com joins Matt Hayes to talk about the end of Butch Jones at Tennessee, two SEC teams in the College Football Playoff and more.
LSU's Comeback, Texas A&M's Late Rally, Looking Ahead to Tennessee-Alabama (ep. 50)

1:00:07 | Oct 17th, 2017

On the 50th episode of the SDS Podcast, JC and Connor talk about a surprisingly eventful week 7 in the SEC. After looking dead in the water, suddenly LSU is good and Coach O is a tactical mastermind...at least for now. The Bayou Bengals made the key...Show More
The SEC's Haves and Have Nots, JC's Finebaum Visit, Second-Half Predictions (ep. 49)

1:03:09 | Oct 13th, 2017

As midseason approaches, the gulf between the SEC's elite teams and their serfs becomes greater with each passing week. Could any team on the rise look to break that trend, and what will the second half look like for each SEC team? John Crist and Con...Show More
The Devon Gales Story (ep. 48)

28:59 | Oct 12th, 2017

On September 26, 2015, Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan collided with Southern's Devon Gales on a routine kickoff play. A twist of fate made this one tackle anything but routine, however, as Gales would be carted off the field and paralyzed from the wa...Show More
Jayson Swain on Tennessee's QB Situation (ep. 47)

26:14 | Oct 12th, 2017

Former Tennessee WR and current radio host Jayson Swain talks to host Connor O'Gara on the state of Tennessee football in light of the recent QB drama. The duo talks about Butch Jones, the future of the program, and how the administration can turn ...Show More
Fist and 10: Danny Etling (ep. 46)

50:50 | Oct 11th, 2017

Fresh off a big win against Florida, LSU QB Danny Etling joins Matt Hayes to talk all things LSU football, and if that victory can be a turning point in an underwhelming season so far. Also, Matt gives his weekly picks, and dishes on the biggest new...Show More
Tennessee Insider Michael Bratton (ep. 45)

33:55 | Oct 5th, 2017

SEC insider and Tennessee graduate Michael Wayne Bratton joins the pod to talk UT football and the future of Butch Jones. The pair discusses Jones’s cliches and how they've begun to wear on the fanbase, the pros and cons of Dormady vs. Guarantano, a...Show More
Mizzou Insider Adam Spencer (ep. 44)

32:57 | Oct 5th, 2017

SDS's Missouri expert Adam Spencer joins the pod to talk about the recent struggles of his alma mater, and how they can get back on track in a weak SEC East. Topics discussed include Barry Odom’s future, Drew Lock’s struggles and Josh Heupel’s syste...Show More
First and 10: Mike Slive (ep. 43)

51:03 | Oct 5th, 2017

Matt Hayes sits down with his friend and former SEC commissioner Mike Slive to discuss the league, as well as The Mike Slive Foundation. A survivor of prostate cancer himself, Slive has dedicated his life to helping spread awareness and find a cure f...Show More
Georgia is for Real, Best Unranked Team in SEC, Trouble for Coach O (ep. 42)

56:21 | Oct 3rd, 2017

After Week 5, the smoke has cleared and the contenders are a bit more clear in the SEC . John Crist and Connor O'Gara discuss the teams that made statements, including the rolling Georgia Bulldogs, as well as the league's best unranked team. Also, ...Show More
Ainsley Earhardt (ep. 41)

36:49 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Ainsley Earhardt of Fox News fame joins John Crist to talk about growing up in the great state of South Carolina and how attending USC shaped her as a person. They discuss the modern world of the Clemson/South Carolina rivalry, on which Earhardt is...Show More
Matt Stinchcomb (ep. 40)

20:38 | Sep 28th, 2017

Former Georgia All-American and current SEC Network analyst Matt Stinchcomb joins host Connor O'Gara to discuss the latest hot topics around the league, including whether the Bulldogs are for real. They also discuss some SEC second-half predictions a...Show More
First and 10: Brett McMurphy (ep. 39)

52:59 | Sep 27th, 2017

National college football reporter Brett McMurphy joins Matt Hayes to discuss the possibility of the SEC getting two teams in the College Football Playoff, and the league’s bowl outlook, as well as some creative solutions to the yearly issues with co...Show More
Andre Woodson (ep. 38)

31:35 | Sep 26th, 2017

Kentucky legend Andre Woodson, who could be the Wildcats' best signal-caller of all time, joins the pod to talk about the Wildcats' current team, as well as issues beyond football. What does a former UK great like Woodson think about Mark Stoop, and...Show More
Eason vs. Fromm, Jones and Tennessee, Preseason Predictions Revisited (ep. 37)

1:00:49 | Sep 26th, 2017

With 1/3 of the schedule already decided, the college football season is flying by. So what have we learned? Connor and JC discuss the surprising quarterback battle between Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason for the undefeated Bulldogs, which is a pretty go...Show More
Kentucky Kicker Austin MacGinnis (ep. 36)

31:26 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis joins the show to talk about the Wildcats' rise and the finer points of kicking in big-time moments on the biggest stage of college football.
Chris Doering (ep. 35)

33:27 | Sep 21st, 2017

Former All-SEC wide receiver Chris Doering joins John Crist to talk about his alma mater, the Florida Gators. Topics include everything from Doering's playing days alongside Danny Wuerffel to diagnosing the Gators' modern offensive struggles, and ju...Show More
First and 10: Stephen Johnson (ep. 34)

48:23 | Sep 20th, 2017

Kentucky QB Stephen Johnson joins Matt Hayes to talk about the Wildcats' surprising start to the season, and to preview their upcoming game against Florida. Matt then shares his thoughts from around college football, including Florida's anemic offe...Show More
SEC Buy or Sell, Breakout Players and Bielema vs. Sumlin in the Hot Seat Bowl (ep. 33)

56:01 | Sep 19th, 2017

After a hurricane-induced bye week, JC and Connor talk about the biggest news in the SEC including the breakout performances by Mississippi State, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt. The pair discusses which players and teams have proven themselves through th...Show More
First and 10: Chris Low of ESPN (ep. 32)

47:02 | Sep 14th, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Matt Hayes sits down with his friend Chris Low of ESPN to discuss recent events in college football. Topics include Florida's offense, Auburn's dud against Clemson, how to properly handle being berated by a coach as a ...Show More
First And 10: Sony Michel (ep. 31)

45:49 | Sep 7th, 2017

Georgia tailback Sony Michel joins Matt Hayes to talk about a historic trip to Notre Dame, how he almost picked the Irish during his recruitment and his rap career. Matt then talks about the biggest news in the SEC including the Curious Case of the ...Show More
Jacob Hester (ep. 30)

30:16 | Sep 7th, 2017

LSU great Jacob Hester joins the SDS pod to talk about the current Tigers squad and the state of the SEC. The pair discusses recent changes in Baton Rouge – everything from Orgeron and Les Miles to Matt Canada and the new-look offense. And as a for...Show More
A&M collapse, FSU-Bama, Georgia QB situation (ep. 29)

59:02 | Sep 5th, 2017

JC and Connor talk about the wild Week 1 in the SEC, which included some heavy hitters, and some sneaky matchups that turned out to be better than advertised. Where does A&M stand after another collapse – the worst so far under Kevin Sumlin? Alab...Show More
Florida Suspensions, SEC Non-Conference Games, CFP Picks (ep. 28)

1:01:10 | Aug 31st, 2017

John Crist and Connor O'Gara discuss Florida's depleted roster heading into the Michigan game and the important non-conference games for SEC teams not named Alabama this weekend. Plus both John and Connor make their picks for the College Football Pla...Show More
First and 10: Hayden Hurst (ep. 27)

43:12 | Aug 31st, 2017

It's opening week in the SEC and Matt Hayes has you covered with an exclusive interview with South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst, as well as his thoughts on the league as a whole. Hurst talks about his journey from high school to minor league baseball to...Show More
Tommy Tuberville (ep. 26)

32:14 | Aug 29th, 2017

Tommy Tuberville is an SEC legend whose path has taken him from Oxford to Auburn to Cincinnati, and now into the broadcast booth at ESPN. His undefeated season at Auburn will always be remembered for what could've been, but his record vs. Alabama lea...Show More
Most Interesting Players/Teams/Coaches in the SEC, Steve McNair, Best QBs in the Conference (ep. 25)

45:55 | Aug 24th, 2017

John Crist and Connor O'Gara go into full breakdown mode as the season approaches, tackling which players, coaches and teams will be the most interesting in 2017. In that same vein, the pair ranks the starting QBs in the conference from top to bott...Show More
Aaron Murray (ep. 24)

22:48 | Aug 24th, 2017

Former Georgia QB and current CBS broadcaster Aaron Murray joins host John Crist to talk about both phases of his career, and the transition between them. The pair also discusses Murray's NFL performance and the college similarities between Murray ...Show More
First and 10: Nick Fitzgerald (ep. 23)

42:20 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Matt Hayes welcomes Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald to discuss his progression under Dan Mullen, the quarterbacks he likes to watch and whether or not dual threat quarterbacks get a bad rap in the SEC. Later, Hayes discusses the quarter...Show More
SEC Preview with Matt Hinton (ep. 22)

47:24 | Aug 22nd, 2017

With Alabama taking a lone spot in the AP top 10, the rest of the SEC is wide open. How will it all play out when the dust settles? Who could be sneaky good, and which teams are all hype? College football veteran Matt Hinton joins the pod to discus...Show More
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan (ep. 21)

26:35 | Aug 18th, 2017

Gary Stokan, the CEO of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl joins the pod to talk about one of the biggest non-conference matchups in recent memory: Alabama vs. Florida State. This year's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will set the stage for the College Football Pl...Show More
Jarrett Stidham Hype, Saban’s Biggest Helpers, Happy Birthday to The SEC Network (ep. 20)

45:10 | Aug 17th, 2017

Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham, is he the real deal? JC and Connor debate the pros and cons of Auburn's new signal caller. Dynasties like Alabama weren't built in a day – and contrary to popular opinion, they weren't built by Nick Saban alone. The pair d...Show More
Pat Dooley Of The Gainesville Sun (ep. 19)

33:37 | Aug 15th, 2017

There's big news brewing in The Swamp, and veteran Gators writer Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun is the perfect person to hash it out. Dooley joins John Crist to talk about the suspension of Antonio Callaway, how it affects the team, and if his ta...Show More
Blake Barnett and Cooper Batemen vs. Nick Saban, Josh Rosen vs. Alabama (ep. 18)

49:53 | Aug 10th, 2017

Two former Alabama quarterbacks are speaking out against the leadership in Tuscaloosa, but could they have a point? And speaking of outspoken QBs, UCLA's Josh Rosen didn't pull any punches when he called out the NCAA and Alabama in a recent intervi...Show More
Stories Down South: IMG Academy, A Football Factory (ep. 17)

30:03 | Aug 9th, 2017

IMG Academy is a high school unlike any other. From the state-of-the-art facilities to the big-name coaches patrolling the sidelines, it has become the epicenter of college football recruiting in America. When you look past the hype and the high exp...Show More
Vince Dooley (ep. 16)

34:30 | Aug 8th, 2017

Legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley joins the pod to talk about all things SEC and UGA. He delves into what it's like to coach the great Herschel Walker, shares his opinions on Mark Richt, Kirby Smart, and his son, former UT coach Derek Dooley, as...Show More
Malik Zaire, SEC-Big Ten sister schools, previewing AP Top 25 (ep. 15)

48:15 | Aug 4th, 2017

John Crist and Connor O'Gara discuss expectations for Florida QB Malik Zaire, comparing the not-so-differences in the B1G and SEC, and what to make of the latest AP Top 25 poll.
Phil Savage on Alabama Football (ep. 14)

21:02 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Phil Savage joined SDS earlier this month at SEC Media Days to discuss his new book on the Crimson Tide, Nick Saban's evolution, what to expect from Jalen Hurts in 2017, replacing OJ Howard, and how Alabama's defense will reload after losing so much ...Show More
Jordy Hultberg on LSU (ep. 13)

35:53 | Aug 1st, 2017

John Crist talks to Jordy Hultberg of 103.7 in Lafayette to discuss the upcoming LSU football season, his insights as a former LSU basketball player, covering Ben Simmons and playing under legendary coach Dale Brown.
Chris Brooks on Ole Miss, Miss. State (ep. 12)

36:54 | Jul 27th, 2017

John Crist is joined by Chris Brooks of Mississippi Gridiron, as they discuss Hugh Freeze, Mississippi State and football in the Magnolia State.
Tom Hart (ep. 11)

25:58 | Jul 24th, 2017

SEC Network's Tom Hart joined SDS earlier this month at SEC Media Days to talk about his new broadcasting trio with Jordan Rodgers and Cole Cubelic, calling big time night games, dealing with Jordan Rodgers' Bachelorette fame, which SEC coaches are o...Show More
Stories Down South: The Legend of Coach O (ep. 10)

37:49 | Jul 19th, 2017

In our first edition of our documentary series entitled "Stories Down South," the SDS team spends time in the Bayou, including Ed Orgeron's home town of Larose, to learn more about the man now at the helm of LSU football.
Peter Burns (ep. 9)

29:28 | Jul 17th, 2017

SEC Network's Peter Burns talks to Saturday Down South about his path to broadcasting, SEC football and filling in for Paul Finebaum. Plus, Burns gives his opinion on the upcoming SEC football season.
Gary Danielson (ep. 8)

17:13 | Jul 14th, 2017

Gary Danielson joins us to discuss calling SEC games without Verne Lundquist, analyzing his own broadcasting performances, the state of the quarterback position in the league in 2017, how Johnny Manziel's success was 'catastrophic' for the SEC, his c...Show More
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey (ep. 7)

14:55 | Jul 13th, 2017

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey joins us to discuss a wide range of topics including his love of U2, the "Auburn to the East" narrative and potentially moving SEC Media Days in the future.
Greg McElroy (ep. 6)

25:03 | Jul 13th, 2017

Greg McElroy joins us for a rapid fire discussion of every quarterback in the SEC. Who does McElroy like going into the season and which teams should be concerned?
Laura Rutledge (ep. 5)

26:33 | Jul 12th, 2017

SEC Network's Laura Rutledge talks to us about her new role on the SEC Network, staying neutral despite being a graduate from an SEC school, working with Tim Tebow, her Miss America participation and her thoughts on the upcoming college football seas...Show More
Paul Finebaum (ep. 4)

19:17 | Jul 11th, 2017

Paul Finebaum joins us to discuss the evolution of his radio show, how he chooses callers, how the Harvey Updyke call helped his show, his views on the event of SEC Media Days, his disappointment with Tennessee's lowered expectations, Nick Saban's do...Show More
Cole Cubelic (ep. 3)

27:05 | Jul 11th, 2017

SEC Network's Cole Cubelic joins us to discuss offensive line play in the SEC, running the RPO in college football, Cam Robinson's reputation at Alabama, Austin Allen's hits in 2016, his picks for the SEC divisions and his darkhorse SEC East team.
Dennis Dodd (ep. 2)

26:39 | Jul 10th, 2017

Dennis Dodd from CBS Sports joined us on set at SEC Media Days to discuss the state of the Southeastern Conference, the case for expanding the College Football Playoff field and who he sees coming out of each SEC division this season.
Booger McFarland (ep. 1)

28:49 | Jul 10th, 2017

Booger McFarland joins us to talk about the state of the defensive line in the SEC, his dust-up with Myles Garrett earlier this year, his views on Ed Orgeron leading the LSU Tigers, the rivalry between Florida and the Bayou Bengals and his picks for ...Show More
SDS Podcast Preview

01:42 | Jul 2nd, 2017

SDS Podcast Preview by Saturday Down South