It's Monday and we have a LOADED Aaron Torres Podcast. Aaron discusses the emergence of Ohio State as the second best team in the country, how Penn State's loss may cost James Franklin the USC or LSU jobs + should we be worried about Bama, Josh Heupel is making changes at Tennessee and is it time to talk about the ACC in the playoff race?
Ohio State is the second best team in college football: Aaron opens the show by discussing Ohio State - after four straight big wins, have the Buckeyes established themselves as the second best team in college football (2:00)? Aaron thinks so, and explains how we got here, with a combination of Ryan Day shaking up his staff mid-season, the emergence of QB CJ Stroud and the best group of skill position guys in college football.
Penn State loses, new OT rules + did James Franklin cost himself the USC or LSU job?: Next Aaron transitions to the one big upset of the day, Penn State falling to Illinois in nine - yes, NINE - overtimes. He explains why he hates the new overtime rules and why its time to change them (17:00). From there, he takes a deep dive into the ramifications of the loss, asking did James Franklin cost himself a shot at the USC or LSU head coaching job (22:00)?
Alabama questions, Tennessee/Heupel + ACC Playoff picture: Finally, Aaron wraps with some rapid fire thoughts on the week - did Alabama again prove they aren't "national title" good, in a game against Tennessee where they were up by just a TD late into the game (34:00)? Is Josh Heupel doing maybe the best "coaching job" in college football this year at Tennessee (45:00)? Finally, he talks Caleb Williams and wonders, is it time to finally acknowledge that maybe, just maybe the ACC is in the playoff picture thanks to Wake Forest and Pitt's successes this season?!
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