LEGENDARY. That is another episode in the books and it is Behind the Episode Chapter 42 time. Once again this was an episode where I found myself on shift and legitimately 30 seconds before we hit record, the tones went off. I wear hats that say, Husband, Father, Chief, Coach, Founder and Managing Editor and they don’t always pick and choose when they come off.
In this case, I wasn’t kidding later on in the show when we talked about how important Life Wallet is. One moment you are taking out the trash outside your home and the next thing you know we are pounding on your chest. We are strangers who probably have never met but in many ways it can be comforting knowing you still have a voice. And that voice carries with you even when you can’t speak.
After the call, I texted Scoop that I am on my way back. Again, it is always super cool that the other Orange Bowl Boys understand the hats that I wear. People have asked me over the years, “Why don’t you get into coaching?” The reality is I help coach my son’s little league baseball team but this schedule that I live would never allow me the freedom to do more than that. Maybe in 12 years when I retire. But I have no clue where my life will be then.
Scoop seems despondent this episode and that might be the consensus tone of the fan base. He is in a state of confusion this week facing off vs. UNC. He is just hoping we can “slow them down.” The stats, the first four games and Toast chimes in “I pray that we win.” Mac Brown has took ownership of the Hurricanes and there is no sound rationale picking Miami this week.
Maybe the only semblance of hope is the fact that Coach Mario Cristobal was 5-0 coming off bye weeks while at Oregon. But the Miami Hurricanes are battling parody and we lack true speed here. I don’t disagree with Scoop because you pop on the film and you don’t have what MTSU had. They just lined Cheetah Jr. over a DB and there was no chance to hang with him one on one.
I fight for the blue chip ratio and Toast is taking shots at it again. He isn’t wrong but he isn’t right. The 50% threshold is needed to win a national championship because no one has won it in the last 20 years who wasn’t. It is like having 2000 dollars to enter a poker tournament but the reality is there are Georgia’s, Bama’s and Clemson’s of the world who come in with 250k. They have more to play with.
It isn’t a must win game for Mario but it is a must win for Josh Gattis and Tyler Van Dyke though. Mario has a multi-year contract so he is safe for several years. Coach Cristobal would have to go full on Scott Frost to get bounced from this gig and that almost seems statistically impossible to do. But Gattis after four games has tethered to TVD and their status has collectively plummeted.
They are in this together. As one’s success goes, so does the other. Whoever wants to take the lead and get this offensive ship heading in the right direction, please do. Speaking of direction, these two are heading down DNA evidence roads regarding Najeh Davenport’s alleged closet poo. The current Miami Hurricane offense and the mood of this show are similar to that.
Thad, Rooster and Parish are all back this week and I finally came back too. When I first came back on I wasn’t ready to be honest. I felt discombobulated even though I came out swinging with analytical goodness. Somewhere Lance Roffers is proud of me. But it took me a second to take the hat I was just wearing off.
My keys to the game were 1. Improve your red zone efficiency. 2. Limit the big plays. 3. Coaches need to show up. I felt that was much more formulated than Toast’s 1. Score more points. 2. Score more points. 3. Score more points.
My timeline is so funny. I saw a Komodo dragon eating a goat and chihuahua playing basketball. There is always a second monitor next to me when I record and I have massive OCD. So I have random moments where I might get distracted. I was distracted when Toast handed out Lashlee slander but he outgained UCF. #Bang.
Show closed with us having unanimous Florida Power Poll Rankings and the fact Jimbo Fisher received legitimate death threats. But then Toast blew my mind saying this a radio gig trick and they hire actors to come on and say incendiary things. The Orange Bowl Boys don’t need actors for that. We are pretty capable of saying some off the wall things on our own.
Behind the Episode Chapter 41 got its name sake from a food discussion. The only answer is 1. French Toast 2. Pancakes 3. Waffles. Then Scoop dropped a hammer. “Maybe you shouldn’t eat the whole thing Toast!.” But Toast is right, when you eat pancakes after the first few bites it gets old. That is so true.