Dirt & Sprague Wednesday June 13th, 2018 Hour 1

Dirt & Sprague
Wednesday, June 13th
The guys wonder how excited we should be over the 2026 World Cup being awarded to USA bid...the NCAA showing some rare forward thinking, and Phil Steele joins us for a half hour of 2018 college football preview discussion.

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All right it is 1202 in the rose city it is time for dirt this break of Portland sports leader 1080 the fan Branden Sprague and Peter Johnson in with you on this happy happy hump day we'll dance party is the show starts line I was still a little Disco baby of feel good today I am feeling good and damn. You know everybody else's film pretty good because USA. We're getting the world truck jingle world com the big news of the day the World Cup is coming to North America I actually did spent a lot of time this morning wondering what cities are much stadiums would best hold World Cup games obviously Canada and Mexico involved as wells is not just us here in the United States but. I got that thing because you have to have these like mega stadiums to hold its. But a lot of the new ones that are being built are no homes would turf and you can't that that's out of the question are gonna do at. So I tell you I was cataract and I know San Francisco the niners could probably hold a couple of games. Oh Santa severed Cisco LA LA would dirty AM Vegas with their new stadium I believe Houston is grass yet. Reliant Stadium whatever it is but there's not many like brand new mega stadiums that I can think job that whole to have grass I say this is the guy not even knowing how many games there are in the World Cup and it goes on for about a month so I'd say quite a few but we just named for places do how army game you need and then you put Canada in it. Along with Mexico. I think you figured it out. 'cause I think it goes we're gonna get the quarterfinal. And then every game or match after that. So really it's the it's the tree limbs rioted and Mexico. And in the good stuff is going to be here in America I do have a question I don't know the answer to this has this happened before. Let him are you happy not. On judges and America the way you have these this big of a territory a Kotnik they always being a World Cup. Well I know there's a better you centuries and Russ. I did kind of feel bad for. Maybe soccer fan that state side. It's cool that it's here if you wanna go to Vegas or LA think that's cool don't give me wrong your watch and woke up. But if you're with somebody likes to travel for the World Cup exclusively your soccer guy goes everywhere. Morocco seems like a really take gas from the had he did his thing and ablaze as you wanna traveled well just go to Morocco you wanna go to Morocco but if you're mixing and suck you love. And feel pretty bad ass allies soccer makes it in a little bit earlier wanted to go to that Monaco race. It is to be in Monaco but there's a race while you're there right Monica looks beautiful and you have that cool race they have Brady was a stat that yet here's here's that they know I've always obviously about the World Cup and the Olympics which is why it's great that this was awarded to the it to North America. Is that you shouldn't be sending these kind of sporting events to places that don't have the infrastructure in place that I agree hundred that's the dumbest thing that exists one of the dumbest things and all sports city you cutter yelling we make these countries spend millions and millions and millions of dollars building these stadiums to play. For us for a month and then nobody uses them again in the become wasteland like this has happened so many times so. I'm always been adamant that the Olympics should only take place in countries that have the infrastructure ready to ago. And the same thing for the World Cup like we have so many stadiums to Jews from. Already building to play college football stadiums you played NFL stadiums. Eagle Avery one were readied hosted and no no got a big infrastructure jobs need to happen. That weren't already going to happen here is a here's the question I am an askew I don't know if this is an easy one for you'd answer or not. What's the more. Tennessee but the what is the cooler thing to say you have the Olympics or the World Cup. See here here's a tough part about it so acts like looking at me about that noise. I didn't hear the questions and I ask you to is that they identities about the noise you mean I did I make an avid dirt as a year kind of the I IC here's atop those that we usually Olympics isn't a very localized though like the United States didn't have the winner Olympics Salt Lake City had the Winter Olympics right but the US I mean I mean do you claim that in from Portland. Wore a navy academy in North America and it was all countries involved like there could be games opened on the west coaster you know on anemic their computer games in our territory. It's also battle will most likely be hosting the event basis lag doesn't know look when I question Aspen a lightning jumped in anyway. What is cooler. Or bigger to say that you got the Olympics the Summer Olympics or the World Cup. As a city see now you get laminated dirt doesn't sound now as a country are as a country. Because I see what you're saying Salt Lake in ran relaying. He claimed that from Borland came we got the Olympics saying really Olympics are in the ER in the US this year. That's another about how girls say well LA's can get him for the third time so I wish it gets easier every I hear they're very time World Cup. The World Cup men to their rarity as. Especially here in the United States I think I would probably go World Cup to be on this idea what would you more jacked to attend the World Cup. Yeah our country sucks at soccer. Yeah that's the bulls downside of it right is not good tactical part of Summer Olympics it economy dominated Dojo the Summer Olympics yeah. Now we get Winter Olympics it'd. What are Olympics of the blue Winter Olympics might be my second though just because how much I love hockey I would love to watch Olympic hot if the guys are planned on a plane anymore but if you went back to the old model. But the guys went there were big games online anti USA had a chance to win a gold medal I would probably dig down over any thing. Yeah what's your limited thing is to do one thing yeah so happy that I would. And paralympics if if Portland made a bed and got the Summer Olympics let's say the state of origin and as you I think you'd have to have track and field down at Hayward field and you know you've got basketball appear in gymnastics and whatever point that would be a cluster after you've got traffic it's there it's oh my god already bat an -- of about that whole month I mean how much companies. From a sports are really gonna I'm gonna get to watch modern content and run and now are jury announced fencing and policies track and field and then I'll receive basketball fan I got telling Larry art. I'd rather see I'd rather see the World Cup. You know Olympics you home I'd probably go World Cup can be the best thing house. This is no rivals say it is like we laugh sometimes at the soccer in the USA and kind of where it's going AA in how big it's good but I got to eight years to get the crap then you had now have eight years to capitalize on hosting an event like this which is gonna create so much interest in so much buzz in a sport to people have been trying to girl in this country. And if the USA is able to go on Iran I granted that's about the biggest as of right now because they could make this one but if they're able to go on a big run. On top of that being in this country. But imagine if they make it into the quarterfinals or something that you could go down to Dallas and watch him play that's going to be a really big deal for soccer soccer bros got to be jacked about says we're as good as I Iraq in soccer. Some points that now our panelists Glen on the opening game tomorrow we got Russia and Saudi Arabia was was the line on that actually do for the for the non soccer guys out there and we hear what you're saying with a money line that's how you get interested in something you normally don't care is decided do it in coincidentally. I was watching the office yesterday at home. And it was the episode. That Jim and Kevin were making bets in the warehouse is. Over under is because March Madness had just racked up tragic turn to the whole day and abetting they had this gambling fever yet creed was eating potato and seven apple people that on that. If you put betting involved and now you give people mentioned something in normally don't care so we'll have the Russians man there's 245. Right now London draw this is the thing with soccer you can give me the Saudi line on the draw he's going Paltrow is we have Bruce for that draws plus 310 Saudi Arabia's two plus a fifty. Who they are underdogs let's goes thus as saudis to win. Whereas at the drill that's the money like the draw is plus 310. Some guy hold that against you do you root for 55 Israel five Russia are Saudi or why I go Saudi Arabia all that he goes to go with the saudis all day all in a big oil guy I'll hire this year and a huge huge oil into the oil it's pump yet I'm not into the wild weather climates let's not do that are right let's find out what's on tap for today show. What's growing and I'm not page to be told by McCain to be crying there's a lot of sporting and as you say oh I gotta go do that this is what's on tap. Ford by intelligence. In government more and had the green Sean Jenny yeah. What's on tap brought to a fan by our good friends at pelican brewing company boarded the feats online at pelican brewing dot com. Your show today we we have a lot of football we're gonna get too because at 1230. Phil Steele is gonna join the show again yes bill Steele is back on the radio program for the first time in a long time. We're trying to trying to figure some things out for the upcoming season. The crowd goes crazy. But he is agreed to come on today for a half hour as is magazine is set to come on I think in about a week. And I hit bookstores everywhere we got two on the Lam were jacked opened up and freedom we are so Phil Steele is gonna join the show at 1230. I do wanna dive into the NCAA making the correct ruling on May a new rule. Which is Esther what kind of surprising weird third doing Smart things is what's happened here we're not used at bat. So we'll get to that there's some NBA. Story lines I wanna get to today the trailblazers were written about by Bobby marks to see given a city hope and optimism. It depends on your perspective on that stuff not a mystic Edison no and quite Leonard in Gregg Popovich are meeting. I know LeBron is the storyline like comic hours doing his entire radio show on LeBron every day committee three hours on breaking down LA Philly Boston and their chances I think I'm good. OK but so. LeBron is not the only domino that can impact the entire league tickets allies could get trade procedure in a first round pick let's go they Rico. So we'll get to that we've got scatter story today. We got the Seahawks. Amid an inch into we don't wanna bring to you. Get your two cents on it and Eleanor CIA Thain is gonna get upset by it I found it to kind of be credible. For an opinion that I can understand where they're coming from. But it's not very flattering MLB to PD axe back in the story lines and he thinks he Jayson stark. And yeah we got some other little nuggets were gonna get to today so that's the show that's all we have at that it's only got as that's the radio program today ads that. So. We'll be back and we'll start away at college the most college football next the come out on the right end of a new ruling. It has a little surprising they made that decision because normally they don't make the right decision you got dirt and spray on 1080 defense. He won Nate included us instead Morocco is the only one of the when he country's identity that I had to put my hands on someone because they try to attack Mike and and Alice global Manny still wanna go there. Mean I if I wasn't probably my top ten minutes it sounded like it was a nice place. I'm not yank the World Cup back on. Feel him out as well. I before we get to college football making good decision and Phil Steele joining the show at 1230 let's get to work Coors Light pull questions of the day actor and spray we have three different poll questions today that you can go Paula Zahn a couple of them pac twelve in nature in them ablaze or nature we asked they olds when a fourth pick in the draft next week what you wanted to do with the peck draft best available. Draft for need trade it was CJ to upgrade or trade it was payback contract and right now trading it was CJ eight upgrade is the number one vote getter. We also asked a simple north and south predictions because we're gonna talk a half hour pactel football so we got two in the north right now 53% of people taking the Huskies. And then but he got to win the south 61% of people. So far taking USC yes so there's our Coors lights poll questions of the day actor and Sprague and at 1080 the fan is where you confine nose and you can now votes. And go get that new Coors Light rewards app we got that in and has been fantastic for our our summer drink and on the golf course. Interesting poll questions by the way because I will almost lame mining guarantee we will do those same two poll questions yes August yet simply will do the blazer one we would do the blazer one again next week right ahead in the NBA draft and but I love it anyway they edited nights ago vote there I let's get to the seeds are delay they made an announcement today. And out one is taking a little more steam in the other just because I think people by the NCAA would say no to a final start with the one. We kind of knew was coming to transfer yes the transfer rule that they have passed transfers may now leave without asking their current school for permission. Under this new notification of transfer model student athletes who have their names interred. Into a national database and coaches from other programs can reach out to gauge interest. This one is interesting in the sense of you right kind of go recruit kids on other teens the guide its collusion that your your kitten kids up who may be arm playing or disgruntled not getting time. As long as you of that relationship bill there's a lot of programs that are take advantage of that I Jalen heard skating replace the national title game how many programs as much as we make jokes about him or would reach out to them would have reached out right away and say hey dude we see that who has now the quarterback come by for us come act complaint with us and I don't even try to compete just. Come to a program that's the only part of this animal little concern about that this rule should have been in place a long time ago it's ridiculous that coaches can bounce from team to team you know Willie Taggart can kind organ and leave after one year to go to Florida State there's no punishment no penalty. Yet a player commits to a programming commits to a coach things don't go as he planned and yet he has to sit out for an entire year. Before is allowed to play again it's an archaic ruled this is long overdue for the NCAA. And he just think about that the decisions at eighteen year old kids or may keying in on when you decide to go to college campus. You never know what it's gonna be like I had said college campus and and you are shown as as a recruit the glitz and glamour of the weekend of Clinton on everything the highest of highs exactly in your your shown his dream world and yet for some kids it just doesn't quite pan out to be what they thought I can't even begin did count. The number of non athlete students that I know. Who have transferred or left to school because they were home sick or because they didn't like the Fed or because they couldn't make friends are because the program. They wanted to be and their major change for whatever reason that we know kids a bounce around all the time. And the same ability should be there for student athletes so I love that they're doing this I think it as a chance to be honest Medea. The benefit a lot of programs that are not the blue bloods which I think will be good for college football is having kids to go to Alabama are Clemson. They realize their third or fourth on the depth chart they say. A Dick clubs in quarterback for air as an exam Johnson. Is go to northwestern now the northwest and get by northwest had a terrible program but still he's not transferring to Alabama or LSU he's go to northwestern more you can have a huge impact so. I think programs I back and take advantage my only concern. Is we know how shady the sport is to begin with and night are allowed to recruit kids that are already on a roster I do believe kids should be able to transfer wherever they go I love that they're not. Making the school or the coach now allowing I should say the coach of the school to say no yeah that's good. What I would like to go as much as I'm free and open to kids transferring. I think they should only be of the transfer one time at some point I'm with an app right lake non student athletes -- us out there that are you know you're listening to show us those who show. A lot of us and not play college sports. We all had to make it very tough decisions at some point. Or another from eighteen to twenty to enact college and a 23 whatever was. And sometimes that decision might not have been the best but there's nothing you can do to go back. I don't like watching guys like Blake Barnett now plays his third school. It's a what you got to hold the player accountable to write like I choose go to clintons and knowing there's four other quarterbacks and you don't make it. OK transfer but can you make that choice transfer to another program withers two quarterbacks and you still don't make it you're done. I'm sorry that that should be kind of life for them I know the coaches get to move freely but until that model changes that are an entirely different conversation. Let him transfer but only transfer one time I don't I don't like seen some of these kids and is now a lot to write that go to three programs and try to play and make a wise decision. Go to a small school turf and give yourself a 100% chance to be starting quarter of Almaty on numbers on how you should be able to just freely bounce around like every six months to whatever program you want right if you make the wrong decision first that's fine do your due diligence find out where you wanna go the second time the only other limitation I would put on a two. Is GPA requirements you shared. You should be every school you should be kidneys failing and therefore you can transfer and maybe things reset your allowed to play EVE should have to have a certain GPA. To be able to freely transfer I think we just fixed college football you're welcome Fulham the second rule was the red shirt rule so players were given five years to can be four seasons of eligibility. Meaning one of the seasons they had to be spent without participating in any games through the cut off their your redshirt years what they called it. It's gonna stay redshirt year. But they switched it up now these same timeline exists which you can play four games in a redshirt season. I name a huge fan of this I love this I think this is going to be a benefit almost every program in the country if not at all. And I was a little shocked the NCAA jumped on board with something that almost everybody loved it I thought our guys because they tend to go the other way on the sad I did not react and I saw this news today I honestly because we've talked about as one of the past is there. Brought up and we it was one of those things that sounded too Smart for the NCAA to do. And yet here they are so hats hats off to them because we all agree this is a good rule I think the impacts that it can have on every program is a good point because. The good teams that say a guy goes down and you don't have to have that you're blowing a redshirt you know quarterback and serve for two weeks. And your best back up as a redshirt freshman that fear is now gone which I Lovett you're you're allowed to freely play they guy. I look at certain programs that potentially won't be going to bowl games and you're trying to build organs states an example of this of a team it's likely not gonna go to a bowl game next here. You get to that final window of the season that last month and I and to be able to give guys three or four games of just experience going into the next year. That's get a pay huge dividends and I think it also adds a lot of intrigue. The bowl games of how having a reg your player like if you follow your program closely enough you know the big name guys that come in that are redshirt year waiting to see them right and whether or not they later in the regular season. You now get a chance to see them because all these guys are gonna play in bowl games and you give that extra practice in venue given the extra game to potentially play. I'd love this role for the NCAA and I don't know how to respond to them doing Smart things right now well. Even take cal lead to feel suit here in the second take organ is an example your let's say they get to a bowl game this season. And let's ego kind of optimistic they blow a team out. Would just Herbert sits the second happy right there up thirty points guess is gonna play to play shock shut it recognizes same example if you if he gets her the regular season again that series off for two or three weeks you're not confident Burmeister. You like shot disease plain lone track plus we'll see what he has got three games you don't have to worry about a blown redshirt he's still a redshirt freshman in year two yet this is a big one there's no doubt about its of the NCAA with two rule changes they announced today. It transfer rule. And the red sure rule all right let's talk some more college football but let's start specific pac twelve north and south. When our good friend Phil Steele. The feel steel preview football magazine it's coming out and he's gonna join the show next. I look back and dirt and sprayed with view happy hump day to everybody out there were really excited because we get to talk to a guy we had on last season all throughout college football season. Phil Steele the Phil Steele preview magazine is out it is coming out. Everybody gets jacked for it it is the yearly tradition on dirt and Sprague that we talked about it. So we gotta be fun to bring him on I don't fell. You know I am doing great good eater your guys' voices again then not really enjoyed doing the show which last year. Oh we had a great time Islamic let let's just dive into let's get to as much football as we possibly can here in these next two segments. I wanna start. With organ we are now home of the ducks that happened for us that was a big move for us we're really excited for becoming football season and what can potentially do. So when you look at or again what stands out to you about the possibilities of there is what they're seizing could be. You know are pretty excited about it up to you this for the portable game act organ to beat Boise State's social. Bad what's sinks to go pretty hard and played that game get totally made it sort of talked to coach crucible this this year opened it up with a coach here on the equity. Brought that came up he sort of gave me some reasoning for today but in what we went over the team this year I like what I see see a bigger defense of wind gets a chilly jokes approach towards Scott. In the pretty get their tree dies while best linebackers in the entire country secondary looks pretty solid -- organs could have pretty good defense covenant the year that offensively. Number last year when adjusted Herbert would sell the Indian quarterback and the teams averaged 52 points per game without them just fifteen points so perverts back reps a ball around them during that this August and may make you -- Celtic for this season but I think that you look at a guy like Phillip Mitchell every seat where tickets in the big profits obliged to one of the units at such an that would I'd really like in the goal -- or do you think of the magazines. Is the schedule I mean they host Washington. And the host hampered those of the two main contenders in the pac twelve north. Take care of business at home and the ducks could be that surprise team in the pac twelve Norse and definitely Felicia organ this year and Victor gonna have a much thirty year the most hopes expects. It I'd it just in looking guy kind of glancing through Samir predictions I believe you had them finishing third in the pac told lord so I'm I'm curious what it is about them that that scares you a little bit at least the point of a think and they can't overcome Stanford or Washington. Well at. No it epidemic they deeply Keller on the road they do play Utah on the road did you put a result the road so there are some tough road games out there I don't think we're gonna see necessarily be. Yeah you for it was a pull those who upset so rough they'd be able to run the table this year soak it just came down to a schedule and Washington to be is loaded. I'll believe that organ beach Washington what I see it this year. Because Washington does have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball so I do favor Washington index gave just -- like defected organs awful by coupled with excellent Washington just a nice situation to be and then he never go analogous to interpret what a 52 points per game. Could be pretty excited. Now this is Phil Steele Phil steele's preview college football magazine the number one preview magazine you're gonna find out there ESPN's very own infill steel dot com. He's on tour at Phil Steele 042. Let's move on those Huskies everybody seems to think that this this conference is there is this year. A lot of quarterback influx for some programs out there are some rebuilding some new coach is. A lot of things kind of working in the huskies' favor. This coming season with the talent they're bringing back and still having Chris Peterson they're establishing the culture. So you look at the Huskies they start after seizing its Auburn. And I think a lot of us out there even the ones that don't like it were curious what they can do and how they can match up. Against the the Auburn football team. What do you think of that match up and then as they can win that is as a team that has the talent to run the table and go undefeated. Yeah I'll she introduced if you glance in my national cover go to Washington Huskies which means I think to make the collapse this year I could play in Vegas right now there three point underdog Robert. Could say in my mind our government three point favorite addicted at thirteen if you look at it Alec Jake probability subject probably did not have to take a year that was expected last year 2000 at sixteen. Three touchdown passes nine interceptions. Last year. Mediocre nineteen touchdowns five interceptions. I think you brought he's gonna have a prettier effect here's and nature's big source and suck every kick your rear tech coach charged effort. We go over diverse topics besides just his team. And even talk about guys who really impressively stingy crowding together really approximate fix and have a much prettier this year and I have buy into this plot is loaded miles gets in the running back couple capable our receivers and that he noted defense election as yes quite a beard is gone but overall the the falcons defense just second they're going to be extremely good I do think we get past sovereign in the opener that favored and I'll talk to their change this year so I think things are on the rise and looking good for Washington deceased gigabytes two years ago our calls or make the playoffs thinking back with a very expert Steve last year I didn't have a make in the collapse last year but I do this year again. Who and did it it would when you look at the just the latest in college football come a broader question for a lot of people are down on the pac twelve right now on because of the bowl season they had last year not make in the playoff last year. I know revenues Mac tennis out there there's a decent gap between them another power five conferences. If Washington is able to beat Auburn and make the college football playoff this year do you think a lot of that narrative goes away of the pactel being the weak link of the power five. Yes I can it work as everything is cyclical and everything changes had to almost a week to week basis and college football so you know right now the Big Ten has got the pac twelve is horrible because now they did the ball games but that can turn around very quickly sob and say exactly which you just said it's usually just Washington beats Auburn I see a lot of that lot better efforts winced for the tech twelve this year operable season and I think all this talk about the pac twelve B of the weakest of the Arafat comforts as well sort of washed away into the bill wage and all of a sudden pictures somebody else begins doesn't have a horrible season. Us college football guru Phil still is joining us. I have no idea what to expect from Stanford I mean that's decked kind of sounds dumb when I say out loud because Stanford. Has established themselves is so consistent with in this conference price love deciding to come back and not jump to the NFL is obviously a big. Decision for them and I know David shot as little football coach. But I don't know what to expect from an Manning a lot of this pinpoints for me. Some question marks on defense and that I don't know what to expect from their quarterback play how do you feel about the cardinal. Not to KG cast fellows could do pretty get what he does get in the sync last year than getting injured a little bit was a percent. But Costello quote shop problem that felt particularly troubled football is got a quick released kind of gunslinger mentality. Well let's face it Richard David Cha you were not interest in the Baltic excellency -- for 4000 RG get some kind of backfield. Number twenty that you get the ball off to get 2000. Embrace lava the second temple last year will get those 15200. Yard games based in -- one lake keeps it when he does with these fully healthy for you. So I really like the best field combination ticket seller bought you look at the receiving corps turned her when there's a guy 62205. This team effort receiving corps so called to create mismatches. Then you can achieve mutual Stanford tight ends out there as well the offensive lines it because it can affect our coach solid lobby there will be sakes he may have ritual more content directly offensive line. With the issue that they're mad before it off such a lot of country. Indeed that's well epic the whole thing altogether Stanford almost every year at his feet like asking core and they're like ski course load it we don't go recchi Barton. Gallup ferry Peres agreed. These are loaded at the linebacker Corso with the green restricted defense of the chateau quarterly collage older I think you're going to be pretty good there where they don't like about stay effort mr. Ehrlich is the schedule I mean they do try USC coming out of the south they have to play word in the road just play Notre Dame on the road to play Washington. The road so those are three games where they could bird will be a dog effect right now they are dogs that deduction biggest it three point underdog so. The schedules what hurts me the most Ian. The defense a blind pursuit for less technical side he seems to think that there could be workers a freshman then there might be a little bit of a slow start for the deal with at the that he. Ecstasy a player like it would wait Perry just really emerging 64324. Inside he will be a force at the end of the season to be Serwer at the start. You know of all the teams that could suffering brutal starts this season maybe organ sadism the one that's hopefuls prepared for a road game at Ohio State but. After that and in you look at Jonathan Smith in his first year so what are you expecting out of Morgan State over your thoughts on the on a Jonathan Smith hire a nimble would be aimed. As a good goal to have in mind for that program in year 100 new coaching staff. That's Saturday coached the open went up with you know. Lecture and Washington's ear org state Purdue which saint Helen Wright statements. It's not that's not quite so and then quickly concerns you most about org state this year is probably the depth I think we need you look at the starting lineup Q could make a decent starting lineup but let's face it this is college football and you gotta have good depth idea. In this Kenya's lacking in the depth I think this looks like a rebuilding year for coached at. I see a couple of players that they could emerge maybe look at a free safety David Morse. And linebacker what's key Wetzel should be pretty good luck but overall the depth is not very good and I think it's at its peak a year to to really get this team a way to change it is work at stake is a rubber last year committed to the season which aren't dollar running backs coming up before you. I think most Bieber fans expected a bowl game last year and then the finish what little of them like it it was about what they liked there's been numerous players it did indeed lead the team during autopsy should concern coaches changes in this is sort of the depth chart English yourself. I'm not exactly gold medal in here pick it up six. India pac twelve north picked a pretty much beat to pick for the it might pull an upset or two during this season but the. Well last Phil we still wanna get to Washington State and I'm actually as much as we are insisted in the pac twelve north up here. I am is equally interested in how the south is gonna play out for a variety of reasons so we're ready to Washington State leads the pac twelve south do you hang around. You're. All right here we go more stuff with Phil Steele coming up dirt and sprayed we'll be back with more on 1080 to fans are welcome back in certain spring with Q is got Phil Steele on the line college football preview magazine ESPN and Phil Steele got Tommy to fight him on Twitter at Phil's deal. 042 to college football guru joins us the magazine we are awaiting our copies in the mail works side we can't waiting college football is just around the corner. Are we talked a lot about the pac twelve north we did not mention Washington State they're gonna lose fluke fall this year. And they lost some pretty key coaches on their staff people are wondering what is Mike Leach can be able to do this year. What are what isn't a reasonable expectation and Phil steele's mine for Mike Leach in Pullman. You know I think to work with the bowl says in my mind with only ten returning starters coming back this year 25 Letterman lost. He talked about the change defense accord that they're going through. This is dissident quarterback especially by the what. Good thing that they have scored former quarterback spot is if you follow Mike Leach's career. It really doesn't matter we plugs in there is a natural for close of 4000 yards on the season and agreed to hear and I think they've got to Kayla to work with Derek is just they don't have -- fault that the quarterback position but overall this is an alleged experts you know was sitting in the last year pictured is do you Washington State team that rises as sized debris in the polls like he didn't actually troubled California but I do their portable out of the possibility that sectors applaud good possibility purple fortunes state but my mind that is a proper high level I don't seem in the upper half of the actual first this year. Who impact of south it is is a fascinating division of follow you get the new coaches have Herm Edwards Kevin someone Jim Kelly obviously USC being the program that they are. Well when you look at that division USC always seems to be the most talented team of the bunch but. IDC got a power ranking shaking out the south and who's your early favorite down there. Yet the self advocates is wide open and yet I USC is favored to detect them to win the south. I think it will develop a good quarterback whether it's fate cheeky Daniels objection hearsay get three guys the lot keeps its flight over to get there. Good right back it's a relative Rex conceive and are dangerous receiving corps and offensive line should be out stating. Effect where tactical child says it may be the best offensive line he can't. In ten years now let's relive this statement there. Can't Smit turn down the NFL. Ordered just that turned on the NFL and Marshall turnout in the NFL and players come back and he touched that boy playing Washington into war again. The north soleil I think talent its schedule wise you received quite favorably comparison Utah. You know Utah last year switcher offense that went to new offense or keep it did wonders at the start got banged up took about a week or two after the injury get back kept us. Just need to get big east back should have a big year rule exec officer Marty Beck you know last year he rushed for a thousand urged five point five yards per carry. The lake which gave did last year they showed at the end of the year. Ridiculously big things that they have better profits of lining up for starters back it's a big boys up front defensively. Go to try to chase it in English and safety rope work the easier to beat Tammy peck at their defense and they bring its bridge you grow recruits as well so I think Utah's. They've probably the toughest schedule of the south teams they drawl or didn't they draw Washington antitrust effort all lot of the north. That place tough road games like at USC this year but I heard that you receive home which is of a shot at winning this sell your result elect our tickets go somewhat this year. Yeah he likes we get out in America we'll take. But this is the opposite winds will be another rebuilt site was little church seem like what's folks got. Bill on we will take he was just a fact if you look at the last three games first elevated put up two point Serbs producing in its first 45 starts we'll see how that works out this year but the defense is bigger front nine starters back indeed you haven't agreed defense recently. This would be better want him and I think during the mix what sticks electoral and you keep you have a chance and don't ever does wonders as San Jose state couple years go. Now negated rape victim to win the steps to stop it there that work twelve title game it's a fork eagle adept at returning starters coming back this year but I like Stephen but as he's 65230s. Now that experienced the receiving corps salad he needed Richard it. Keyboard receiver lectured bring him back for this year the top that's why amateur leagues in defense we have a pretty sure shot at the Colorado is going to be a play here in the pac twelve south and with the Arizona State and UCLA. They might be a little bit of a rebuilding season for both those teams that don't put them in quite to save extra category but a wide open tech talk self. You know it's interesting films is Phil Steele by the way college football preview magazine ESPN. I a college football guru he's joining us now you know it's his thing you bring up Utah and we have to fully admit we've talked a lot about this this pac twelve conference is coming here. I don't think our show or very many other shows have mentioned Utah when tuck the south it's. Will Khalil Tate in Kevin someone or to get there now that's a dangerous combination potentially. We know USC ocean is so large and clay Helton I still think is kind of the jury's out on him for some people. Utah's is not one of those teams are up of those interesting you you. Chip telling you you mentioned meeting this year is a little bit of a rebuild down year. Do you think that Chip Kelly can still have the impact in this conference that he did when he was in Eugene. Or do you think college football has just evolves so much that what he does what he did is not as special. I would have to go with the latter and I don't know what he's good at the same security you betcha college football mentioned that to levels personal when he brought the spread offense and were geared toward. Cute teams in the country to run the spread in the fast paced offense like humans do it. Pretty whichever way he runs a spread in the past paced up and plus when he went to war in the first time where its missile leases blew everybody away in the country I mean they have that the Nike what company it at all these great facilities. But now almost breezed great facility so a lot of schools are brought that up as well so the big edges city have been newness of the offense that huge advantage in the facilities Donald picker road network for committing barks and that's that's gonna hurt them a little bit this year you know you look at first your coach's commitment Scott frost got a lot of public Nebraska. Have a tough schedule I think they get to Opel mortgage applicant lecture to government what to Texas a picture going to be great you watch it opening game that cancer problem. You -- Rarely get to mobile at duke coach has set. Learn the personnel learn their strings so we can assist the players have to learn new schemes gently it's a learning year the first year reduced coached that access to Chip Kelly goes through this year. It look at around the country now get away for the facts a little bit. I always enjoy hearing about sleepers and teams that you on our on our radar but there on your radar that could have been a potentially big season. Programs out there you look at Adam of just wondering why people are paying more attention to them that they had a chance to be an outside chance that it make it right out of college football playoff. Remember two years ago might have went surprised even a magazine now on top ten team that doctor make the play us as the Washington Huskies and they they've made apply saw it sure got a couple of teams up throughout Tia one of them is Notre Dame in the course last year will come up before winter season they were number one most improved team in the country now -- it quite well and at one point you were number three in the country can cannot wait force there were favored on the road against Miami Florida and then they lost two games in lost revenue of Florida and Stanford finished inventory they won't give appreciated captain this year but what bush is back at the quarterback position the defense it's outstanding and got nine starters back and that sent the ball despite losing two key players after outlets like dead unit still looks out it was a look at the schedule it's not easy to play a lot of tough teams but the get Michigan at all. It's Stanford at all. Virginia Tech is not blasters Richard detector to revoke that vote. Rebuilding this played northwestern on the road put their questions here question marks a quarterback. And that's a winnable game they'll have a good portion of the crowd went as well and then they play USC on the road. What to get USC has a few question marks amid the year I can make things regarding where to the table and that's why I think commendable what surprised you would treat nobody's talking about over the place observers are about which suffered verdict could finally be bitchy nick gets up there and make supply option the first have a lot of time in the August axis I touched on how excited Texas for its work for Tom Herman last year when he came and and then it turned out to be six in six just barely make a bowl game but if you follow along right ESPN power ratings each week our biggest our rings that put up by the history and it's Snyder Texas is pretty much of the top 45 all year in deserve to be there that played a lot better in the final record would indicate they're basically three plays to wait for being such savagery team it if you look at the big twelve this year in Oklahoma does that baker made field there's like TCU lost a boxer players -- and the operative line there is no dominant team in the big twelve. Texas could fill that void it got the defense. They've got two quarterbacks in early adjourned we shall when I talk to coach term despray. He was more that was good about the poor performance of the office supply it. And running backs last year had a lack of run game that will be corrected security and personal doctor is emphasis there they have the pieces. They'll have a much better run gave them with a better run game comes about profits courts have with a very good defense it'll winnable big twelve kicker has sent taxes as a potential team despite the fact it's six losses last year. Now are so I know you're against the time wise as quickly as you can only get air on this one a lot of pressure and conversations have been none mentioned with Jim Harbaugh he's won games but he hasn't beat Ohio State. And he has won a Big Ten or been in the playoffs. Is this the year he breaks through. Well he doesn't have a schedule to do it gets played notre northwestern Michigan state of Ohio State on the road. Because have some talent remember Lester really are returning starters this year they've got seventeen. They have a number three defense and then they appreciate Paterson the missing link to the offense a quarterback. It will be edges that it might just come down to keep in Columbus just remember two years ago. That it worked overtime it was absolutely they what decade Christie and Ohio State was stopped on fourth down so he came very close to beat them the last seven went to Columbus now. To be inching to watch no doubt hey good stuff Phil Steele dot com Phil steele's college football preview magazine is going to hit store is very very soon it's one of our favorite he's the college football guru. And I he's kind enough to join us for two segments tock pac twelve and college football thanks so much Phil and double catch a lead on the road. So outbreak has always a lot of fun to pocketbook politics. Absolutely there go the great college football guru Phil Steele. All right well along with him good stuff diamond football feels good sometimes suffer a great man I lose yourself for half that really is when the magazine comes out is when you know football seasons around the corner hammer close that release date forget one in the mail soon and I can't wait to start read that out so all right let's get to lay a loaded second now will start with the trailblazers. How much more patient can you possibly be would disorganization. And then Bobby march released an article. And I don't know if the degree these people feeling hopeful for the summer when he eighteen will kick off our two adapters right back with more Portland sports leader 1080 the fan.