Podcast: Irish Insider — Syracuse Orange
Observer Sports Staff | Friday, December 4, 2020
It’s a three-man (or, more accurately, one-man-and-two-woman) podcast as Sports Editor Hayden Adams is joined by Senior Sports Writers Charlotte Edmonds and Ellen Geyer on this week’s edition of the Basement Breakdown. Here’s what to expect from the episode:
A recap of the North Carolina win courtesy of Ellen, plus discussion of some of the more memorable moments, from Kyle Hamilton’s ejection to Ian Book’s mind-boggling scrambling and flick pass ability (0:38).
Then we take a look at Syracuse and what they have to offer on both sides of the ball, courtesy of Charlotte and Hayden (6:06).
After that, it’s time for a bird’s-eye view of college football and discussion about College Football Playoff implications with Ohio State in danger of missing out on the Big Ten Championship because of too few games played. Can OSU or another Big Ten team still make the CFP with so few games? Will there be two SEC or ACC teams in the final four? Is this the year for Cincinnati to break into the Playoff on behalf of the rest of the Group of 5? All that and more in this segment (12:09).
A look at other Notre Dame sports in action, with men’s and women’s basketball having played their season openers this past weekend and hockey continuing its season with a sweep of Michigan. There’s a little bit more lively discussion of the men’s basketball team than anticipated, especially with regard to how valuable a piece point guard Prentiss Hubb is to the Irish men’s team … (22:05).
Fact-or-Fiction: Notre Dame manages to hold Syracuse under 50 yards rushing as a team? Kyren Williams is under 12 carries in this contest? Notre Dame records five or more sacks against the Orange? Hear how the crew weighs in on these topics (29:01).
And we conclude, as always, with predictions (38:29).
There’s not any Kentucky or fantasy football trash talking against Hayden this time, but Sports Writer Aidan Thomas will probably more than make up for that next week.