Mariotti Show Recap: Monday, Dec. 2nd

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on December 2, 2013.

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 2, 2013:
AUBURN MANIA
— Not since C. Barkley has a force out of Auburn been louder, bigger
— One-loss Auburn worthier than 12-0 Ohio State
— OSU surrended 603 yards and 41 points to mediocre Michigan
— Auburn rushed for 296 vs. almighty Alabama run defense, 91 coming in
— BCS standings not likely to yield that, sadly
— Unprecedented in 15 BCS years for 1-loss to trump 0-loss
— Jacobs, Auburn AD, lobbying hard like lot of us: “America wants it”
— SEC greatest league ever, Big Ten plummeted to 5th at moment
— Auburn charmed team, has America’s full attention
— Ohio State, barely survives Michigan, 2-point conversion try
— Yes, Michigan should have gone for two, wouldn’t stop Hyde, Miller in OT
— Malzahn, Coach of Year, Waffle House celebrant, gadget guy
— Missouri for SEC title

OHIO STATE
— Hyde, Miller unstoppable, but pass defense just as porous
— Resume doesn’t compare to Auburn’s
— Disciplinary issues, again, for Meyer
— Won’t further punish ejected players, even Hall, who flipped bird
— Big Ten might suspend, throwing punches
— No guarantee beat Michigan State, awesome defense

NEXT YEAR
— Would be clearcut: FSU, OSU, Alabama, Auburn-Mizzou winner

AUBURN-ALABAMA
— Destiny trumps Dynasty, two weeks after Prayer at Jordan-Hare
— God’s makeup call for Toomer’s Corner poisoning?
— All-time miracle team, talk of America
— Saban, screwups with strategy
— Not McCarron’s fault, great again
— Alabama blown coverages whole game

SABAN FUTURE
— Says he’s staying, but word means nothing
— He and wife felt unappreciated as it was, now what?
— Orange Bowl? Clemson?
— If he wants Texas job, it’s his
— Maybe he’ll retire

DEATH THREATS, FOSTER
— This is where Alabama fb culture is sick
— CJ Mosley rips fans on Twitter
— McCarron cautions them to be real fans
— Fan page supports Foster
— Too intertwined with religion, identity, hate

MALZAHN
— Now we know why Auburn won title in Jan 2011
— His offense, with Newton
— He wrote the book on spread offense, Kelly and Briles are fathers too
— Offense trumps Saban’s defense
— Left for Arkansas State, Jacobs fired Chizik for changing offense
— Returned, here he is, ran ball and exposed Alabama run defense

FLORIDA STATE
— Takes care of business, most complete team in college football
— Kelvin Benjamin makes Winston look great, 3 TDs, size, speed
— 4-TD favorite over Duke in ACC title game

WINSTON
— Will he be in Pasadena with them?
— Morality decision ahead for FSU if he’s charged next week
— FSU/ACC’s $24 m for BCS title game locked in if beat Duke
— Performances aren’t affected
— Takes hits on field, bounces up
— Fisher grabbed facemask after focus lapse and talkback

HEISMAN
— McCarron loss hurts, but still support for golden boy
— If Winston not in probe, be clearcut guy
— Heisman votes have to be in a week from today

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 2, 2013:
ANOTHER NFL OFFICIATING SNAFU
— Michaels, Collinsworth go nuts
— Jeff Triplette’s crew mistakenly gave Redskins a first down after a second-down reception.
— Chain gang crew reacted and changed down marker to first down when it was third down
— Redskins called plays believing it was first and second down, not third and fourth
— Triplette didn’t stop game and get everyone in sync
— Redskins, out of playoffs 17th time in 21 years
— Griffin terrific early, 16 of 17 in first half. Did rush for 88
— Beason and Giants D, 96 yards in second half
— Need new coach to nurture Griffin
— Trade for Griffin starting to look great for … St. Louis

BRONCOS-CHIEFS
— Weakening arm? Peyton proves wrong again, 5 more TDs, 403 yards
— 41 for season, well on pace for Brady’s record of 50
— 3rd 400 of season, sixth 4 or more TDs, 4125 most ever after 12 games
— Return from Foxborough letdown
— Decker re-emerges as big target, 4 TDs, 8-174
— Denver has clear tiebreaker, wins 2 0f 3 in tough stretch
— On way to No. 1 seed, though might need to win out because of N.E.
— Del Rio, 3-1, Elway gave game ball, Fox back today
— Denver defense tightened for almost 2 1/2 quarters, no points

DEATH AT ARROWHEAD
— Man found dead outside stadium during game
— One year to day of Jovan Belcher’s suicide in same lot
— Again, a stadium is a death scene

EAGLES-CARDINALS
— Foles is legit, 3 more TDs for tough Arizona defense
— 233 passes without an interception, remarkable
— 6-6, 243, mobile enough though no Vick
— Stay tied with Dallas, showdown last week
— McCoy, Ertz, Cooper — Kelly adapting offense with NFL
— Defense better, 21 or fewer last eight
— Not bad for “great college offense,” as Arians had said

TOMLIN
— Expect major fine
— NFL has to decide if sideline stroll onto field was intentional
— Send message to other coaches

JETS-SMITH-REX
— Smith benched, Ryan going to lose job
— Smith 8.3 qb ratings, one TD and 11 picks in last seven games
— Matt Simms, David Garrard? Simms three sacks, an int
— Sanchez says he wants to return — new coach — with “bionic arm”

DOLPHINS
— For all the strife, in center of playoff hunt
— Tannehill has been leader, fine passer — 331 and 2 TDs
— Philbin hanging in, defended by assistants and players
— Martin done for season, Dolphins can decide his remaining pay
— Incognito, suspension prolonged, will be paid for remaining
— Incognito to be interviewed by Wells again this week

PATRIOTS
— Keep falling behind in first half
— Brady saves again, with Gronk; Gostkowski two long FGs late
— Texans, 10 straight losses
— Pats won 16 of last 17 in December
— Halftime adjustments, Antonio Smith is suspicious of spying

PANTHERS
— Newton jacked about Auburn
— Threw for 263, 2 TDs, ran for 68 did his Superman leap into end zone
— Clearly best dual threat QB
— Eight straight, at New Orleans next Sunday night, then Saints at home
— Newton has 13 TD passes, 5 rushing TDs in streak
— Defense allowing NFL-low 13.3 ppg
— Riverboat Ron Rivera goes for it on 4th-and-goal at 1, Newton plunge

49ERS
— Crabtree back, 60 yarder, helps Kaepernick in pass game, opens up field
— Boldin caught 9, Davis helped too, Kaep 275 yards passing
— Still, lose Joe Staley to knee
— Going to be No. 6 seed, because Carolina or New Orleans No. 5
— Could win in Dallas or Detroit in playoffs

COLTS
— Vinatieri, greatest clutch kicker ever, 4 over 40, oldest player in NFL
— Colts just surviving, lost five offensive starters
— Trent Richardson a bust, Donald Brown running well, 46 yds final drive
— Luck, not much, misses Wayne

BENGALS
— Blue collar game, ran for 164, held Rivers to 252, forced 3 TOs
— Green-Ellis, Bernard
— Don’t know what this team is about
— No one covered AJ Green on TD in third quarter

BEARS
— Crazy game. Vikings had game won with FG, Ellison facemask on Hester
— Walsh, 57 missd have Bears ball
— Trestman, 2nd and 7, went for Gould from 47. Wide right.
— Gould wife gave birth at 1 am, flew in after
— Didn’t want a penalty, could have run a play closer
— Bears done. Defense has fallen apart
— Peterson, still great, 211, 51 in OT

JAGUARS
— Gave Gus Bradley credit, three wins
— Henne drove them 80 after Weeden threw 95-yard TD pass
— 3-1 since bye, all three on road
— 4-8 Browns need QB

ROB FORD
— Embattled Toronto mayor watched Bills, wore Fred Jackson jersey
— Supporters, haters, had to be escorted to elevator

NFC SHOWDOWN ON MNF
— Saints need game to possibly steal homefield
— Toughest place to play in NFL
— Seahawks rounding into form — Wilson wheels, Lynch pounds, defense
— No Harvin, hip needs more time
— Brees vs. reworked secondary after Thurmond, Browner drug suspensions
— Wilson idolized Brees growing up, similar size, short QBs
— Rob Ryan, mad scientist, and sacking D vs. the Seattle attack
— PED issue a problem for Carroll, running renegade operation
— 6 Seattle players suspended for substance or PED violations since 2011
— Outstanding Seattle D vs. versatile N.O. offense
— Wilson thrives in games like this, high level in pressure games
— Best of breakout four QBs from 2012
— Last 3 games, pass rating of 123.2, 18-4 as starter, 40-10 ration, 109.3

INDIANA PACERS
— 16-1. Might they, in real bad conference, challenge for 70?
— Probably not. But George looking like MVP, Hibbert and West beasts
— George refused ESPN profile, wants teammates profiled too
— Come long way as franchise since Malice at Palace
— Larry Bird behind it, changed image
— Name coach? Frank Vogel
— At Portland tonight

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: December 2, 2013:
AUBURN VS. OHIO STATE DEBATE

HEISMAN BREAKDOWN, WAITING FOR WINSTON LEGAL DECISION

NEXT YEAR, FINAL 4 WOULD FALL INTO PLACE NICELY

SUMLIN
— Staying at A&M, six-year deal, done for recruits
— Still could leave for NFL someday, no USC
— Family man, rather raise his four kids in Texas than LA
— Considered USC, likes Texas
— Has to fix terrible run defense

USC/SARKISIAN
— Hires Sarkisian from Washington, keeps the Carroll thread going
— Not first pick, Sumlin was
— Del Rio will stay in NFL, likely get another head coaching job

NFL SAYS OFFICIALS ERRED SUNDAY NIGHT
— Too frequent an occurrence

MUSCHAMP
— One-year reprieve, fire Brent Pease as OC, Tim Davis as OL coach
— Dreadful offense, worst loss in Florida history
— Injuries, but team can’t be one-sided
— Program at crossroads, setting back a year with same coach
— Foley’s rep on line as AD

PELINI
— Nebraska keeping him, for now. Would have cost $7.5 m buyout
— Expectations too high there, times have changed
— Dared Nebraska to fire him

BRILES
— Patterson rips him after Baylor DB targets TCU receiver
— Coaches have heated exchange on field
— Bad timing: Briles lost his brother last week in freak fall

 

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