The first of what promises to be many podcasts on Death Valley Voice features myself and ACC conference manager Jack Jorgensen recapping the major storylines from Week 3 of the college football season starting with Alabama beating Texas A&M. Furthermore, we talk about the significant scouting tips picked up by the LSU Tigers in the Crimson Tide’s victory and the hierarchy of the SEC west.
Then Jack and I discuss the pro prospects of AJ McCarron and Johnny Manziel and whether or not they are being evaluated fairly by the media. Could McCarron shed the dreaded game manager label and is Manziel too much of a distraction for NFL teams to spend a high pick on?
This discussion on these two quarterbacks led us into the current state of quarterbacking in all of college football and how loaded the talent level is at the game’s most important position. The class is so deep that the two aforementioned quarterbacks may not even be the top Heisman candidates. That honor and distinction could belong to a redshirt sophomore from the Pac 12.
From there Jack and I talk about a potential quarterback controversy at Ohio State and this week’s game of the week. In a soft slate of games the top draw undoubtedly is Auburn traveling to Death Valley to take on the 3-0 and No. 6 LSU Tigers with Heisman dark horse candidate Zach Mettenberger and a surprisingly potent offense.
Jack and I give our take and prediction for the SEC opener for LSU and Jack gives us his upset pick for the week which could shake up the SEC east.
Give it a listen and there will be many more college football podcasts like this every week, most likely on Wednesdays, as well as a LSU rapid reaction podcast after every game throughout the season. I’ll also have LSU specific podcasts on recruiting, injury updates, team announcements and other Tiger news.