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Is Red River the BEST SEC rivalry? + Tier list of top weeks 1-3 games

Is Red River the BEST SEC rivalry? + Tier list of top weeks 1-3 games

Update: 2024-06-04
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The podcast delves into key topics from the SEC meetings in Destin, Florida, including the debate over expanding to a nine-game conference schedule. Scott Document advocates for the change, arguing for a more consistent standard among power conferences and emphasizing the importance of playing more high-quality games. Ari Wasserman acknowledges the potential for SEC teams to miss each other more frequently but ultimately agrees that the move would benefit the overall product. The hosts then discuss the potential impact of roster limits on walk-ons, expressing concern about the future of this tradition in college football. They highlight the importance of walk-ons for developmental programs and the potential for a decrease in opportunities for high school recruits. The conversation shifts to the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma, with Kristal Conte's assertion that it's already the best rivalry in the SEC. The hosts debate the intensity of the rivalry compared to other SEC matchups, with Max Olson suggesting that Texas and A&M fans may have a more intense dislike for each other. The podcast concludes with a ranking of the top 15 games of the 2024-25 season, with Miami vs. Florida topping the list due to the high stakes and potential for drama. Other notable matchups include Texas vs. Michigan, Clemson vs. Georgia, and Iowa State vs. Iowa. The hosts discuss the significance of these games for both the teams and the fans, highlighting the potential for upsets and the overall excitement surrounding the upcoming season.

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00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the podcast, 'Untill Saturday,' and its hosts: Ari Wasserman, Max Olson, and Scott Document. They express excitement for the upcoming show, which will cover topics like the SEC meetings, rivalry games, and a preview of the 2024-25 season.

00:01:20
SEC Meetings Cliff Notes

This Chapter dives into key takeaways from the SEC meetings in Destin, Florida. The hosts discuss the potential move to a nine-game conference schedule, with Scott Document advocating for the change and Ari Wasserman acknowledging the potential for SEC teams to miss each other more frequently. They also discuss the potential impact of roster limits on walk-ons, expressing concern about the future of this tradition in college football.

00:01:37
Red River Rivalry: SEC's New Best?

This Chapter focuses on the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma, with Kristal Conte's assertion that it's already the best rivalry in the SEC. The hosts debate the intensity of the rivalry compared to other SEC matchups, with Max Olson suggesting that Texas and A&M fans may have a more intense dislike for each other.

00:39:10
Week 1-3 Game Preview

This Chapter features a tier list ranking of the top 15 games of the 2024-25 season, with Miami vs. Florida topping the list due to the high stakes and potential for drama. Other notable matchups include Texas vs. Michigan, Clemson vs. Georgia, and Iowa State vs. Iowa. The hosts discuss the significance of these games for both the teams and the fans, highlighting the potential for upsets and the overall excitement surrounding the upcoming season.

Keywords

SEC
The Southeastern Conference, one of the most prominent and competitive conferences in college football, known for its strong football programs and high-profile matchups. The SEC has been a dominant force in college football, producing numerous national champions and consistently ranking among the top conferences in the country.

Red River Rivalry
The annual college football game between the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma, known for its intense rivalry and passionate fan base. The game is played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and is one of the most anticipated matchups in college football.

Walk-on
A player on a college sports team who is not on scholarship. Walk-ons typically have less experience or talent than scholarship players but can earn a spot on the team through hard work and dedication. Walk-ons often play a crucial role in developing depth and providing competition within a program.

Kristal Conte
The athletic director of the University of Texas, known for his outspoken nature and his strong belief in the Red River rivalry. Conte has been a vocal advocate for Texas's move to the SEC and has expressed confidence in the program's ability to compete at the highest level.

Miami vs. Florida
The annual college football game between the University of Miami and the University of Florida, known for its intense rivalry and passionate fan base. The game is often a key matchup in the ACC and is considered one of the most exciting games in college football.

Texas vs. Michigan
The upcoming college football game between the University of Texas and the University of Michigan, a matchup of two blue-blood programs with a rich history. The game is expected to be a highly competitive contest and a key early test for both teams.

Clemson vs. Georgia
The upcoming college football game between Clemson University and the University of Georgia, a matchup of two of the top programs in the country. The game is expected to be a highly competitive contest and a key early test for both teams.

Iowa State vs. Iowa
The annual college football game between Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, known for its intense rivalry and passionate fan base. The game is often a key matchup in the Big 12 and is considered one of the most exciting games in college football.

Q&A

  • What are the key takeaways from the SEC meetings in Destin, Florida?

    The SEC meetings discussed the potential move to a nine-game conference schedule, with Scott Document advocating for the change and Ari Wasserman acknowledging the potential for SEC teams to miss each other more frequently. They also discussed the potential impact of roster limits on walk-ons, expressing concern about the future of this tradition in college football.

  • How does Kristal Conte view the Red River rivalry in the context of the SEC?

    Kristal Conte believes that the Red River rivalry is already the best rivalry in the SEC, highlighting its intensity and passionate fan base.

  • What are the top 15 games of the 2024-25 season according to the podcast hosts?

    The hosts ranked Miami vs. Florida as the top game, followed by Texas vs. Michigan, Clemson vs. Georgia, and Iowa State vs. Iowa. They also highlighted other notable matchups like Alabama vs. Wisconsin and Oregon vs. Oregon State.

  • What are the potential implications of roster limits on walk-ons in college football?

    The hosts express concern that roster limits could lead to a decrease in opportunities for walk-ons, potentially impacting developmental programs and the tradition of walk-ons in college football.

  • How does the podcast compare the intensity of the Red River rivalry to other SEC matchups?

    The hosts debate the intensity of the Red River rivalry compared to other SEC matchups, with Max Olson suggesting that Texas and A&M fans may have a more intense dislike for each other.

Show Notes

Chris Del Conte, athletic director at the University of Texas, gave the college football world a gem last week while on the Paul Finebaum Show. There he exclaimed just how great the Red River Shootout is compared to its new conference mates' rivalry games. So, is Texas-Oklahoma the BEST SEC rivalry game? Ari Wasserman, Max Olson, and Scott Dochterman share their thoughts on the matter as well as their favorite rivalry game experiences. We now have kick-off times for games in weeks 1-3. (We can finally start to smell the new season!) The guys place the top matchups from the first few weeks in a tier list of "A" through "F", though, there are no F-tier games - we love all of CFB! Where will games like Georgia-Clemson, Florida-Miami, Arizona-Kansas State and more rank? Plus, cliff notes from last week's SEC Spring Meetings.


Read more about a 9-game SEC conf schedule: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5529284/2024/05/30/sec-football-schedule-nine-games/

Read more about scholarship limits and the death of walk-ons: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5525379/2024/05/28/sec-football-coaches-roster-limits/

Private equity, injury reports, and more: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5530740/2024/05/30/sec-meetings-greg-sankey/

Big Ten schedule analysis: https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5530629/2024/05/30/big-ten-football-tv-schedule-analysis/


Rundown:


  • A 9-game SEC conference schedule? (1:45 )

  • Roster limits + the end of walk-ons? (8:30 )

  • Is Red River the BEST SEC rivalry? (16:15 )

  • Our most memorable rivalry game experiences (31:30 )

  • Tier list of weeks 1-3 games (39:30 )


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Is Red River the BEST SEC rivalry? + Tier list of top weeks 1-3 games

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