Week 6 of the college football podcast features two guests – Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio Dallas and Rob Oller, columnist at the Columbus Dispatch.
Ian and Dan start things off discussing the annual circus of the Texas-Oklahoma game, held in the middle of the Texas State Fair in Dallas. It features delicacies such as deep-fried cheese, deep-fried Coca-Cola and this year, deep-fried biscuits and gravy. Ian promises to eat it all, meaning cholesterol (plus-200) is the gambling lock of the year.
The Red River Rivalry (nee Shootout) is compared to Alabama-Auburn, Michigan-Ohio State and Oregon-Oregon State in terms of fan passion. Some actual football is even mentioned, such as is the new Longhorn offense enough to upset the Sooners?
The two talk about DeLoss Dodds, the UT athletic director who has come to epitomize Texas “arrogance.” Dan loves the guy anyway.
Wisconsin’s national championship chances and the state of the Nebraska Cornhuskers are debated.
The current Crimson Tide defense is broken down – best ever? – and they try to figure out whether Vanderbilt should forfeit this week’s game to avoid injury (inspired by last week’s guest Clay Travis).
The two then dream of being able to go back in time and make a game between Walter Payton’s Jackson State team and the best Alabama outfit of the era, wondering who would win in an epic and historic contest.
Finally some recognition for Auburn’s Gene Chizik, who got no credit for winning the title a year ago but deserves plenty this time for the Tigers 4-1 start.
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Next, Rob updates us on the never-ending scandal at Ohio State and tries to figure out which of athletic director Gene Smith’s six press conferences went over best.
The impact of the Buckeyes struggles in the Big Ten and the nation is discussed and the guys try to figure out where now disassociated Bobby DiGeronimo ranks among the most colorful booster names in college football history. Also in the debate: Michael Michaels, Sherwood Blount, Lloyd Lake and others.
Give it a listen, it’s free. The podcast should be available soon on iTunes by searching “Dan Wetzel Yahoo Sports.”