Ep. 179 - OU Holds Motivation Edge in Intriguing Cotton Bowl


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In the opening take, Lee's encouraged that a prominent member of college football media has come around on playoff expansion. Plus Lee lays out what a 24 team playoff would look like this season. Then Grant joins to give a brief update on the upcoming schedule before the Cotton Bowl before jumping into our thoughts on the very short break between the Big 12 Championship and the bowl game (10:30). Grant thinks the playoff has devalued all the other bowl games and he doesn't like it. Lee has some push back and for some reason we talk about the OU-Boise State game from back in the day (19:15). Grant sees a possibility that a 24 team playoff could happen at some point (29:40). We look at the matchup between OU's offense and Florida's defense. Is the Gators' defense as bad as the numbers suggest (35:00)? Lee has been getting into PFF grades and he's got the numbers for some of the Florida players compared to OU's defensive players (44:35). Lee's intrigued by Florida's defensive scheme compared to Iowa State and Baylor (47:30). A Florida linebacker says OU is not on Florida's level (50:25). OU's defense against Kyle Trask and the Florida offense is probably the matchup of the game. Grant says Trask is by far the best QB OU will see this year (53:55). Trask isn't known for his legs, which Lee thinks is an advantage for OU's front (59:40). Tre Brown won't play... and we don't think it's that big of a deal (1:04:30). The guys give their gut feelings on who's gonna win the game (1:07:30). We run through some "3-word reviews" from the Big 12 Championship win over Iowa State (1:18:40). Camar Wheaton picks Alabama, so we're assuming OU will hit the transfer portal pretty hard for some running backs. Also some OU players hit the portal this week as well (1:31:40). | Like the show on Facebook: @westofeverest | Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBenson25 | Follow Lee on Twitter: @LeeBensonNews9

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