Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network joins the show to talk SEC football, starting with LSU’s game against Texas A&M.
“I think it has a chance to be a more competitive game than some people believe,” Cubelic said, “(but) I don’t think A&M can win the game.”
The Egg Bowl’s ending was unique, Cubelic said.
“One of the dumber moves in the history of college football,” Cubelic said. “I don’t know where your head is right there. You have to situationally know that there’s no part of that that’s a decent idea.”
Cubelic said that John Rhys Plumlee should have been in on the last drive.
“That whole thing was crazy,” Cubelic said. “I’m disappointed that we didn’t get definitive information on John Rhys Plumlee’s status. I gotta know what the status was… at the end of that game.”
Regarding the Iron Bowl, Cubelic said that Auburn has some advantages.
“I like the fact that it’s going to be a home game,” Cubelic said. “I think there’s some really interesting match-ups in this game.
Bama’s quarterback situation will be key, Cubelic said.
“The biggest difference that I’ve noticed,” Cubelic said, “is Mac Jones needs to be set up comfortably to make big throws. He does not have that Trevor Lawrence, that Tua, that Joe Burrow ability… asking a quarterback to be that against this defensive line, that’s a scary situation to be in.”
Overall, Alabama has an excuse if they end up losing to the Tigers.
“They have the ultimate get out of jail free card, and that’s Tua not playing,” Cubelic said. “That’s a different team because they don’t have that player anymore. (Tua) was the eye test; he was the beauty queen of that football team. The wide receivers were the talent show. Tua was the bikini contest. The running backs were the Q&A.”
“I would have to say (he) exceeded every expectation humanly possible,” Cubelic said. “As of today, he’s going to go down as the greatest quarterback in the history of LSU football.”
“That (Georgia) front is really good,” Cubelic said. “I think this game will come down to, most likely, the LSU front seven… I do think that the Georgia defense is good enough to limit them to a certain extent.”
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