Behind the Episode -Chapter 39- See you @ the Tank

LEGENDARY. That is another episode in the books. And it is Behind the Episode Chapter 39 time. This one started with a tight squeeze but before I get there, the new intro to the OBB, I don’t know what to make of it. We are cooperate sellouts living in a tower? I am not going to lie, I still miss being the number one rated football podcast in the Dominican Republic. Hola.

The Texas A&M Aggies fans are weird and some of the traditions they have amongst the cadets and students seem a little off. The football team was also off when they lost to the Appetizer State Mountaineers right there on Kyle Field. And the perspective changed. There is apparently pressure on the cadet’s balls and there is way more pressure on Mario Cristobal to win this game.

Toast basically called me delusional. He claimed that there is a fraction of the fan base who have unrealistic expectations and somehow Mario has super powers. First of all, I never said Mario is going “will us to victory.” I took a deep breath and didn’t overact to it. I smiled on the outside but I was pissed. Mario went to Ohio State last year and took a Duck’s team and beat them. They were on the road and they weren’t favored in that game.

I just think the Miami Hurricane staff, in all their splendor, want this one. Mario came home to coach his Alma Mater and everyone expected him to be 2-0. And he is. Everyone knows that this week’s matchup is the first real test Coach Cristobal takes. And it is. Mario will be ready and that is my gut feeling. You have a chance to prove to everyone you can coach and take Miami to where it needs to go, it starts this week. The Hurricanes will be prepared, watch.

On the Greentree we gave nine keys to the game. Three a piece. That was a fun little segment. We actually sounded like we actually knew what we were talking about. (For once) In summary, we respect Jimbo Fisher too much to let that Appalachian State loss tell us differently. Tyler Van Dyke needs to step up this week and prove to the world he is who he is.

I totally forgot that Jimbo Fisher lost to the Miami Hurricanes. I thought it was slick Willy. So while I am in the middle of the show, the official OBB Historian is texting me mid-show and dialing up his diabolical plan. And what is customary with any family, he didn’t kindly tell me I was wrong, he poster-ized my ass. The good news about Behind the Episode Chapter 39, I get opportunities like this to defend myself.

I actually impressed myself. “Frenzy plays.” It made total sense in my mind and trust me it is a dangerous place up there. The mind of a slight dyslexic who is infused with a healthy dose of attention deficit is a full time job. Especially when you are asked to talk on a podcast. But it is true, the Miami Hurricanes need to limit the “Frenzy plays.” Any big play that turns the 12th man into a frenzy is not going to bode well for the Hurricanes. So you need to avoid them at all cost.

Scott Frost got fired. That was exactly their version of our Mario Cristobal hire. That scared me a little bit. Nebraska hired the absolute perfect guy for the job. That isn’t even remotely debatable. It just didn’t work out for Frost and he had that obnoxious record in close ball games. He was cursed.

It is incredibly hard to say “Scoop” when you impersonate Lou Holtz. Go ahead, you try it. Anthony Richardson is terrible and overrated. He doesn’t even rank in the top 100 quarterbacks nationally in completion percentage or QBR. Jordan Travis, who is Scoop’s man crush, rates higher in both. Travis is a running back who occasionally throws.

No interview this week and the big buzz, where is Avantae? I wish the young man well and we think he is going to rebound and carve out a role on this team. When you have someone with such a competitive spirit and he currently isn’t in the position he envisioned, things are delicate. One ball and eleven players and we have said it at nauseum, it is a very deep safety room.

Behind the Episode Chapter 39 is now behind us too and it was #OBB through and through. Come meet us at the Tank this Saturday while we are in the thick of it. The Miami Hurricanes preseason is now behind us and the season is getting real. I can’t wait to hang out this weekend. For those traveling to Texas this week, stay safe and watch your nuts.

About the Author: Roman Marciante

Born and raised in South Florida. Local Boy. Husband. Tali and Franco’s dad. “Hey grandpa, is there a local college team we can watch?” “Do they throw the ball?” They don’t run the option do they?” Thus the love affair was born. Proud supporter of St Thomas Aquinas Raider nation and alum. One day got in a studio with two other buddy’s and started a conversation about a local team and the rest was history. A former pro athlete who secretly had a CIA job and some people call “Chief.” Yells “Bang” a lot. “It is not wrong, it is just different.” Managing Editor for the OBB Legend, host of X’s and Ro and Student of the Game connoisseur. I still remember the day I beat Mike Tyson in a fight. 007-373-5963. Thanks for all your help Mac. I couldn’t have done it without you.

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