This week’s Death Valley Voice podcast is a little different than previous episodes in that it’s more about the team LSU beat, but still found a way into the BCS National Championship Game, the Auburn Tigers. I talk with Chris Fuhrmeister from College and Magnolia, the Auburn blog on SB Nation.
The next episode will take a look at LSU’s opponent in the Outback Bowl, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and how the Tigers matchup vs. their Big Ten Conference opponent in a rematch of the 2005 Capital One Bowl. But in the meantime, Chris and I take a look at the SEC’s biggest surprise this season and their win in an offensive explosion against the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship Game in which they racked up 50 points and ran for about 900 yards.
Tre Mason, who set records for rushing yards (304), all-purpose yards and yards from scrimmage (312) and carries (46) in that game is a Heisman finalist and I asked Chris how high he thinks he can finish in the voting and if he has a legit shot at being the fourth Auburn player to take home the trophy.
I couldn’t let Chris go without going down memory lane and asking him how this team compares to the team that won the title with Cam Newton and Nick Fairley and recent history with the ‘prayer in Jordan-Hare’ and the finish to the Iron Bowl vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide.
It’s less than a month until the title game vs. Florida State Seminoles and I wrapped up the interview by asking Chris how the Tigers matchup against the No. 1 team in the country and their star quarterback Jameis Winston.
** Intro song is Western Shores by Ryan Bingham. Closing song is Dear Bo Jackson (perfect for an Auburn guest, right?) by The Weeks.**