In this episode, Santiago Leon interviews Christoper Caravello, writer for West Coast CFB @ co-host of the Southern Gentlemen Sports Show on the Ticket 850am in Pensacola, FL.
how many competing teams should be in the PAC-12
Mario Cristobal could move to a another big team
Tennessee hiring Josh Heupel as their next head coach. Heupel coached UCF previously
Heupel, 42, has been UCF’s head coach the past three seasons after taking over for Scott Frost, who guided UCF to an unbeaten 13-0 record in 2017. Heupel is 28-8 with the Knights, including a 12-1 record in his first season in 2018. They finished 6-4 this past season. He would owe UCF a $3.4 million buyout, per the terms of his contract.
What got you started in covering sports
Tell us about your desire to write for the PAC-12
PAC-12 recap and predictions
OH ST 24 Bama 52
What goes best chocolate cake?
Ice Cream- 83%, Whip Cream- 17%, hot fudge- 0, fruit- 0
Chris: Hot Fudge
Santiago Leon 0:13
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Christopher Caravello 1:01
Great to be back. Like you said is my third time I’ve loved doing the shows so far. So looking forward to another awesome one.
Santiago Leon 1:10
Chris carvello I knew through Ken doble another guest of the sports cast. West Coast see Phoebe. It’s a website that covers the PAC 12. And I believe the sky league or sky I think the sky league. Chris, tell us a little. What was that? About West as well Mountain West? That’s right. The Pacific Northwest, they play football as well. Chris, tell us a little bit about yourself and your involvement with West Coast and also the sports world.
Christopher Caravello 1:41
Awesome. Yeah. I’m a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. So I’m in Santa Rosa Beach. Now right down the road. I went to Florida State for my bachelor’s walked onto the track team there. And then I headed out west. So I started work at UCLA for a year and then went up the coast of Washington for graduate school. And love fell in love with Pac 12. Football, the Pacific Northwest. So, you know, even though I’m from the south and from the panhandle of Florida, I really probably heavily followed the PAC 12 ever since I graduated from u dub. And for the past two years, we’ve been doing the Southern Gentleman sports show right here and 100.3 the ticket for long beach in Pensacola. It’s a great, great radio show. And then this past season, you mentioned Kent invited me to be a writer and contributor to West Coast College Football. And I’ve had a blast covering that on a weekly basis.
Santiago Leon 2:37
Someone from the panhandle and I’m from Miami. Here in Florida. How did you get to the Pacific Northwest? Why u dub i think is the nickname of the school. Why? University of Washington?
Christopher Caravello 2:49
Yeah, that started at a young age. I had an uncle that lived in Richland, Washington, and he used to always just send me husking gear and just kind of fell in love with it. It was intriguing because it’s so far removed from Florida. And everything that I grew up around. And when I was living in Los Angeles, I was thinking about going back to graduate school. I went up and took a visit to campus and I was in heaven. You know, I thought it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to in the world. And from there, you know, it just was a right fit for me. And I loved it loved. It was a bit of a downtime for Husker football when I was there was the Tyrone Willingham era. So, Sark came in during my last year, turn things around, and then on the upswing ever since you know and I’ve had a blast, keeping in touch with my West Coast eyes. And following from afar since I’ve moved back to Florida,
Santiago Leon 3:42
sticking with the PAC 12 in Washington, tell us your perspective of how Washington then has been doing this past couple of years.
Christopher Caravello 3:52
Yeah, so this is a strange year for everyone in college football, obviously, but none more impacted than the PAC 12. The shortened season it was kind of a bittersweet, hollow Division Championship season for the Huskies not being able to actually play in the game. And not only that seen Oregon football teams get their spot and then win it. So, you know, I’m sure like I said It’s bittersweet. They were, you know, three, you know, and things were looking great the first year of the Jimmy Lake era, and then close last to Stanford and then COVID that’s that’s really a hard hard first season for to really evaluate Jimmy lake and the rest of the coaching staff but you know, hats off to those kids, especially the seniors that stuck stuck it out like moulden and came back and had a you know, a good send off. You know, I just wish it would have been a full full season of Husky football but, you know, you’re coming off of a stretch with with what Chris Peterson established there, the college football playoff appearance to Pac 12 titles. And, you know, you got to feel good. You know, like I said earlier, you know, I witnessed an O and 12 season while I was a student there, so anybody that as a young adult in the third year range, you know, you want to see this place get back to where it was in the 90s, under Don James, at least being relevant in the national championship discussion. And for the rest of the PAC 12. It’s just gotten further and further away from that. Thankfully, they’ve finally parted ways with Larry Scott. And I think that the conference as a whole can start to at least have some plan of getting out of the cellar keeping top recruits home and build from there.
Santiago Leon 5:42
How do you see the PAC 12? Now, obviously, the big talk these past couple years has been Oregon. How do you see it as a whole? And what are the top teams that are going to be circulating these next couple of years?
Christopher Caravello 5:56
Yeah, I mean, Oregon’s had a great run under under Mario Cristobal. It’s been then vers Washington, seemingly, you know, for the last couple of years for for the North, and the North has dominated that conference, Sc, maybe won the title once, I think, you know, they blueish a great shot that they had this year. And, you know, it starts with recruiting and keeping these top recruits home on the west coast, if they’re not going to USC, they’d better at least be going to Oregon, Washington or Arizona state’s really putting together something under Herm Edwards, seeing them leave to go to Alabama or Clemson that just hurts the perspective of the conference as a whole nationwide. And you know, the inability to win these big non conference games, you know, when you do have that spotlight on you, then you don’t even make a playoff run. You know, this year, it was dead dead on arrival, you finally start the season, it was a November everybody’s already well into their season. So yeah, it’s it’s it’s disappointing that we got to this point, because I never saw it coming. The Pac 12 was always so Pac 10 was so strong, you know, when SC was was under Pete Carroll, and then Oregon, like you mentioned, they really came up, and then Washington. So to see it just nosedive over the last, you know, four or five years is it’s been tough for the, you know, conference as a whole and all the fans. So I think that it’s gonna get better now that they have better lead. Anybody was going to be better than Larry Scott. I don’t know who they’re going to bring in. There’s a lot of names that have been floated around, but it can only go up from here as far as I’m concerned. But, you know, Sc, that’s the blue blood in that conference. Gotta start keeping the kids home in California.
Santiago Leon 7:47
That is very true. USC has a big history in the PAC 12. And also in college football. Chris, what would it take for? I mean, you didn’t mention USC, but what would it say for Pac 12? To be that strong, you know, top three conferences in the country, perhaps, you know, get ahead of the big 12? Maybe the ACC What do you think it will take for them to be a eyeballing conference?
Christopher Caravello 8:13
Well, you know, when you talk about the other power five conferences and breaking into that top three, you know, I think that the SEC and big 10, because of the you know, how dominant Alabama LSU. before them, Ohio State looks to be a juggernaut with the recruiting that they’ve done and making it as far as they did this year. I don’t think the gap between the ACC and the PAC 12 is big at all, at the ACC I look at it as Clemson and a bunch of really, really mediocre to bad teams, you know, with Florida State being lost in the woods the last couple of years, that that that conference doesn’t impress me at all. So I think that if the PAC 12 could start winning some of these non conference matchups when the opportunity presents itself, you know, you can kind of close that gap. We don’t know what Clemson you know, I assume the Clemson is going to be Clemson they’re not going to be challenged much in the ACC they got another great recruit replacing Lawrence a quarterback but you know, I’m bringing this conference up, because the last two years, you couldn’t convince me that the ACC was that much better than the PAC 12 beyond Clemson. So I think that, you know, you start winning some of those games. redo the TV contract, you need better more eyeballs on this conference as a whole the PAC 12 disaster, the PAC 12 network is a disaster. So redo the contracts something Larry Scott failed utterly on no direct tv access. redo it with ESPN involved. You see how many games the ACC has played on ESPN and how you know, the money involved has been great for that conference. So at the PAC 12 needs to kind of reflect on how bad that went under Larry skin. And get a better deal. And, you know, I think they could make up some ground on the big 12. And certainly the ACC I just don’t until they start winning those those big matchups against, you know, an Ohio State or one of the upper echelon sec teams. I don’t think anybody’s going to take them seriously.
Santiago Leon 10:19
Speaking about eyeballs, do you think the schedule I know cuz usually Pac 12 are aired late at night? 10pm? You know, Chris, I apologize. I can’t stay up that late. Do you think we should move it up a little bit earlier? Is it possible? I do know the Fox has the rights right now. But what have you heard? And can it be done a little bit earlier?
Christopher Caravello 10:40
Well, you know, and this is where you come to that crossroads of making money for the conference and appeasing the fans, the fans hate those late night games, especially if you’re the opposing team. Because there’s there’s no way that you’re going to travel to an away game and get home. You know, by any reasonable hour, maybe the next day or the day after that. The games are late at night for everyone else, like who on the East Coast, unless you’re drunk and some bar is tuning in to watch Oregon State against Stanford, you know, it at 11 o’clock at night. It just, that just doesn’t make any sense for for the common fan on the west coast. Financially, though, hey, there’s no one else competing at that time at night. So you’re the only show in town. So that might, you know, be a huge selling point to keep it the PAC 12 after dark, you know, that they have now, but I know that, you know, as far as what I see on Twitter, the fans, the fans that get stuck with those late night games or have just been outraged for years, I would rather see the 9am kickoffs that they did to open the season, USC versus Arizona State during breakfast, UCLA and Cal the crazy rescheduled games, you know, as a central time zone fan, that was awesome to me. I don’t know, switch it up, at least maybe do a few of those a year and just see what the response is, you know, as well as looking at the financial aspect of it.
Santiago Leon 12:16
You think they might continue that for next season?
Christopher Caravello 12:20
I think they will. You know, I think that it was such a novelty to have. I think it was Pac 12 after brunch is, you know, the hashtag Twitter so I could definitely see them. You know, who knows what college football is going to look like? Are we going to have a normal season next year? Is everything going to go back? I know that the SEC schedule came out. And there’s several non conference games on there. So are we just ditching the conference only approach and assuming that we’re going to go back to a semi normal schedule? So I don’t know, you’ll have to look at some of the matchups and say, Can we move this game to 9am? pacific time? If it gets that noon slot? You know, on Fox or ESPN?
Santiago Leon 13:03
Yeah. Which is something that everyone’s probably wondering right now, obviously, it’s January, we got a couple months ahead of us to see what determines that I know the SEC is gonna make it as normal as possible. The other conferences like the PAC 12, you know, had an odd start in November, and I think of a few of them wanted it. I think it would have been better if they started back in August or September. Realizing that it wasn’t that bad, I guess. I don’t know. It’s it’s very debatable of who you ask. But I’m back to saying, you know, competing in college football. Um, I mean, I’ve heard from, you know, previous shows here in the sports cast. And they were talking about having at least two good teams in the PAC 12, Oregon or USC to be up there in recruiting or to be competing for the playoffs. What do you think about that? Do you think there should be at least two teams competing? Maybe more? What do you thoughts about that?
Christopher Caravello 14:03
Yeah, I mean, if you’re just looking at the recruiting classes and where they fall, there’s no reason why USC and Oregon shouldn’t be up there. Especially USC. You know, I think that a lot of the fans are sick and tired of clay Helton that what they did this year was in spite of him. But you know, USC has just been this punch line has been a bathroom drain of talent. All these kids that do end up going there that are so highly ranked, it doesn’t equate to wins on the field. So it’s just been mismanagement. And a lot of that’s got to fall off clay Helton and a lot of fans wanted to see him gone. They they’re convinced that they’re not going to be that great team out west as long as he’s the coach. I tend to agree with them. You know, I think we’ve seen enough You know, I don’t know why they continue to run it back with him. And you know, as far as Oregon goes, they’ve made a you know, a splash the last time For years, they’ve retained clay Helton after clay Helton, Mario Cristobal after Auburn came calling gave them that extension right before the PAC 12 title game. So they have some stability. They continue to bring in good classes. So, you know, but I’m going to say this again until you start winning those big games. I don’t think anybody’s gonna it’s not going to garner the respect that that some of the other big programs around the country are, are garnering. And you look back three years ago, Washington versus Auburn in Atlanta, the opportunity was there. Washington failed. year later, Oregon and Auburn. This was a Justin Herbert at quarterback, they they blew it. You know, those are the games you can’t lose if you’re a PAC 12 team, you know, the games that you at least have a puncher’s chance in, you’ve got to seize those moments. No one expected. Alabama and USC to be a close game had that game actually been played in Dallas this year. USC was probably getting blown out of the water. But the other two that I mentioned, like I said, the opportunities there and you got to take advantage of it. There can’t be any more, you know, close but but but so far moments, you know, you got to start winning those games.
Santiago Leon 16:16
Yeah, you can’t trip up. You got to win every game even at Arizona State when Oregon played that game, and I had a better feeling about that game for Oregon. And happened But anyways, that’s another podcast talk about Mario Cristobal. You mentioned him a little bit earlier. Very close to I mean, very close to possibly Auburn getting him my imagine. Um, what if there’s a another sec team or another big team that has an open spot is Mario Cristobal always gonna be the number one choice?
Christopher Caravello 16:51
You know, I’m looking to see what Yeah, I’d say so and his alma mater, Miami, you know, I’m surprised I would not be surprised if they part ways with Coach Diaz. And they’re immediately on the phone with crystal ball. But, you know, I think that Oregon, after giving spurned by Willie Taggart, supposedly going to his dream job at FSU. You know, I think Phil Knight, as long as he is in Eugene, and around that program and school that he’ll write a blank check, you know, that school desperately wants to stay relevant and have Mario crystal ball left, I think it would have been devastating for them. So I think they’re gonna keep him in Eugene at all costs, even if the SEC or the Hurricanes did come calling
Santiago Leon 17:39
one team, I mean hearing. Let’s just say hearing. Um, Nick Saban, you know, won a lot of championships. You know, he’s getting up there in age, I believe 6869 years old. That position could we open up in the next couple years? Five years? Would that be a spot that Mario cannot say no to?
Christopher Caravello 18:01
I don’t think anybody could say no to that. You know, it’ll be interesting to see what Sark does in Texas or some of the other assistants that savings had on staff that are at least, you know, doing respectable at other schools. That’s an interesting, you know, moment that we’ll be looking at it sometime down the road is who does succeed Saban at Alabama, if it was, you know, one of his former systems like coach crystal ball, Sark, or somebody that’s on the staff that we’re not even talking about right now? It seems that everybody that comes back into Tuscaloosa to rehab their image and look at Kiffin Did you know that they ended up it might not be right away, but several years later, they’ve rebuilt themselves. So any one of those guys that I just named, I think could be, you know, in the running down the road, you know, who knows Saban doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon.
Santiago Leon 18:59
No, he just had a fantastic season. This past season. One of the best teams I don’t know if it was a COVID factor. But which is which is my next question national championship they they pummeled Ohio State not even close 52 to 24. What are your thoughts? And can you name another team that could have done better?
Christopher Caravello 19:22
Oh man. I thought after watching the SEC title game, the way that Florida at least kept it within striking distance. That maybe a team of Ohio State’s caliber would have enough offensive firepower to at least make it a shootout. But you know, losing the running back on the first play of the game, I know master Teague scored two TVs, short yardage ones but losing a guy that had contributed so much to their offense for Ohio State right off the bat. I thought the game was over right then and there. You know They were gonna have to make this thing attract me to even have a shot and Hill it staying with Alabama, because I think that, you know, COVID aside, and that’s a shame that we even have to like look at this year’s Alabama team with like, what if you know, I don’t put an Asterix next to what they did at all simply because this was one of the best offenses. You know, from a sheer athleticism standpoint that I think I’ve ever seen. I saw some really good teams in person, early 2000s of Miami, FSU teams, several great USC teams under Carroll, but this Alabama offense, and that was something else. So I just think that regardless of the era or year that you could probably stack that offense up against, you know, some of the great ones. But as for Ohio State, like I said, you know, losing the lead player, like they did so early in the game, it reminded me of I mean, these are two totally different areas of alabama football, but when they played Texas and Colt McCoy went down, you know, in that game, it’s like, Man, you wish you would have seen them against a full strength Ohio State, but I don’t think it would have mattered.
Santiago Leon 21:16
Yeah, definitely, like you were saying, one of the best offices I see from Alabama, especially when I’ve been following them, like pretty well deep for the past 10 years. 10 seasons, this one is for sure stands up by a lot, even even from a year ago where they didn’t make the playoffs. You know, they had to go to Orlando and play a smaller bowl game. So it’s quite interesting how they can turn things around with their consistent recruiting. And you know, Mario Cristobal will be the best candidate because he’s such a good recruiter goes down deep in the weeds. But obviously, we don’t know when that will happen. It will ever happen. And we’ll see whose muscles be flexing for him. Big news today, Tennessee hiring Josh heupel as their next head coach. He’s a former. He’s now the former UCF head coach. Chris, what are your thoughts about this? Would you say this is a good hire? Or we’ll see what happens.
Christopher Caravello 22:12
Yeah, I don’t see how they could have. I don’t know where they would have gone to make this, you know, a better hire. Who else was going to touch this team with the possible NCAA sanctions that are almost certainly coming coming down? I don’t think they could have gotten any big name from the power five conferences. No, no alumni was gonna step in. I thought t Martin might have had a shock because he was on the prior staff. But you know, I I’m very surprised that it was so rushed. I mean, I guess because Danny white just left UCF and he was the one making this hire. why it makes sense. He bring in a coach that he’s familiar with, but I just don’t see what Tennessee could have done to you know, maybe make this a sexier hire a bigger splash. You know, I know those fans are have got to be frustrated. This is like two decades now. Where the programs just seem like it’s in disarray. So you know, high school. It’s, it’s not promising the fact that UCF kind of regressed each year that he was there after he took over for frost. And the problems that UCF had on defense this year in particular, I’d be alarmed if I was a Tennessee fan, but at the same time, who else were they going to get? So this remains to be seen, but man, I don’t feel good about it.
Santiago Leon 23:41
Something. We’ll see how it goes. I know that that issue was Pruitt and there was a lot of drama there. Tennessee has a rich history in college football. rivalry, like their rival is Alabama and Alabama would say the same but it hasn’t really lived up to it this past couple years. Sanford Florida Gators, another rivalry team for the Tennessee Volunteers. We wish them the best hope the best because I know if we can see a strong Tennessee, they’ll definitely change the whole dynamic in college football. Um, you cover a little bit about NFL Super Bowls coming up. I know we have a week, we can have to look like the big game. What are your thoughts about these two perennial clubs?
Christopher Caravello 24:27
Yeah, if you would, you know, ask my opinion. When Brady made the crazy decision to leave New England and go to Tampa, I would have said no way that’s gonna work out. You know, he’s just, he’s so far along and his age and Tampa has just been so disappointing. The last 10 years. I think that two winning seasons. I couldn’t have foreseen this, you know, especially when they struggled kind of early in the season. They got swept by the saints. There’s a couple other primetime games or they had to either Come storming back from huge deficits or losing two teams that I think they shouldn’t have for them to peak at the right moment, and taking care of business in the playoffs, especially the last two weeks. And that’s an awesome story in this, the fact that they got there, the first team to host a Super Bowl, that’s pretty awesome and fortuitous for them, given the COVID situation, they don’t have to travel, they can just stay at home, in their own houses. Don’t have to worry about that aspect of it. But man, they’re going up against a team that seems to be just on another level offensively. So as good as Tampa’s defense is. And I think that’s really the reason they got to this point is the defense. I think that they’re, they’re going to be lacking in in trying to keep up with Kansas City. Especially if you would have said that Tom Brady would have thrown that many interceptions last game against the Packers, and they still would have won, I would have been said No way. But that’s how it happened. You know, Green Bay couldn’t take care of those opportunities that Tampa gifted them, but if Brady throws that many interceptions against the chiefs, and this is gonna be a blowout, the goat prevails, as always, as usual.
Santiago Leon 26:20
Chris, tell us about your West Coast. CPB, what, like what type of articles do you write recruiting cover Washington? What are what is your subject matter?
Christopher Caravello 26:31
It’s kind of been a jack of all trades, you know, they right from the get go. I joined last offseason. So it was a it was a mixture, you know, covering just the towns and cities that some of these colleges reside in. going back and looking at the all decade teams from from the PAC 12. And then when we got into the season, it was like a weekly breakdown of the best games best plays Player of the Week coach of the week team of the week. And then it was a you know, a recap of a very weird season in the PAC 12, I’m looking forward to next season, it’s gonna be a little, maybe a more normal season where you get to cover it for over the course of several months instead of this condensed one. But I’m thankful for the opportunity. It was it was a lot of fun. And it was great to learn about some of these rosters that normally I wouldn’t have, you know, dove in so deep into in looking at the recruiting situation and coaching staff. So it was really neat. And I liked the interaction amongst all the fan bases that read the articles, I got great feedback. So instead of being primarily a Washington fan on Twitter and covering it from that lens, you got to branch out to the other 11 teams in the conference. And it’s it’s a lot but it was a it was a ton of fun.
Santiago Leon 27:49
How do you see? How is you does recruiting so far, and also the PAC 12 overall?
Christopher Caravello 27:57
Well, Washington has their quarterback of the future. And if you want to, you know, judge a recruiting class by by the crown jewel, I think that having a five star quarterback, it should alleviate a lot of other disappointments. But the fact that Washington had two other top notch five star recruits right in their backyard, you know, in city of Seattle, and with on them is probably disappointing a lot of fans right now and making them kind of, you know, second guess what Jimmy lake is doing from a recruiting standpoint. As far as the rest of the conference, you know, USC does seem like it is starting to put up the fence in its own backyard and keep some of those Southern California kids from looking elsewhere. That’s That’s huge. You know, I know a lot of fans out west don’t want to hear this, but if USC is, is the prominent team in the conference, and at least is competing for the conference title and looks competent to the rest of the country, that helps everybody else, you know, the perspective it would be like the SEC, if Bama was down on its luck for several years, which actually happened, you know, in the early 2000 before saving got there. I mean, I don’t I wasn’t born in you know 1998 you know, I remember the the bad days in Tuscaloosa. So you know, when you you try to say that, oh, things are cyclical. The conference will come back USC will come back. But you know, we’re in this instant gratification age and we want to see results. Now. It’s got to start now that we’re in the offseason with having a successful recruiting cycle in Los Angeles, Eugene, Seattle, and you start to build your momentum for 2021 with this recruiting cycle,
Santiago Leon 29:51
and that is part of the the springs spring cycle of college football. You know, people think it’s tops in January. Now it keeps going with the recruiting The coaching and all that stuff. So definitely college football’s all year long. Anyways, we’re coming to a close our Twitter Poll Question of the day Chris is what goes best with chocolate cake? Ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge and fruit. Those are the choices on our Twitter account. What is your answer?
Christopher Caravello 30:25
Out of those answers, I would say the hot fudge, but I’m a coffee guy. So I think, you know, like, espresso or something goes good with that dark chocolate kinda has a good reaction. But that’s just me.
Santiago Leon 30:39
That’s awesome. Is it? Is it because of your Italian heritage? The expressive Yeah.
Christopher Caravello 30:44
You know that? My time in Seattle? That was my college job. In the summer was working at Starbucks. Oh, did you? Yeah, I gotta just, yeah, it totally kicked off my love for coffee. So that is definitely my advice these days. And it goes great with with chocolate and chocolate cake.
Santiago Leon 31:05
The most popular coffee comes from Seattle. And from our Twitter poll 83% chose ice cream than whipped cream at 20%. Hot Fudge and fruit have zero. But they have eight hours to reply.
Unknown Speaker 31:22
Santiago Leon 31:26
Chris, what is the best way to reach you online and read some of your work and hear your work?
Christopher Caravello 31:33
Yeah, yeah, at Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Just type in NOAA Corps and o l e c o r e get a hold of me on all my social media handles, West Coast College football.com to read all my articles and Southern Gentleman sports.com. Every Saturday morning, we stream it live so you can definitely tweet us or listen in and then call it no core. Is that because you were a no fan before?
Santiago Leon 32:02
Is that why?
Christopher Caravello 32:03
That is? So the story behind that. I’ve mentioned I worked at UCLA for a hot minute. And I was on a like a I was working at the wooden center and we had a softball team for intramurals and everybody wrote their nickname on the side of their hat. I didn’t have a nickname so that they always refer to me as the no or you know FSU Chris. Like I know I’m a hardcore Seminole. So I just put an old core and it’s stuck like 15 years now.
Santiago Leon 32:34
Wish we had time to talk about the Knowles and their future?
Christopher Caravello 32:36
Yeah. Maybe one day they’ll be back.
Santiago Leon 32:40
Yeah, they’re not as bad as tendency, right?
Unknown Speaker 32:44
I always thought I hope.
Santiago Leon 32:48
Man, I remember because I grew up in Florida as well. So you know, you always hear Knowles or Gators. And those had, you know, had a prominent time, you know, with Bobby Bowden and, and now they’re trying to relive those moments again, but it’s um, it’s quite interesting. The whole thing and this kind of reminds me I’m not sure if you will follow the Premier League. Manchester United.
Unknown Speaker 33:11
Santiago Leon 33:14
pretty much they had a coach called Sir Alex. He coached him for 20 years glory years very similar Nick Saban. And right now they’re going through a slump this past five, eight years. So I could see that happening Alabama. I know. No, no fan wants to hear that. But they could go into a slump until they see the glory days again. You know, like the rebuild could take years.
Christopher Caravello 33:34
You never think when you’re on top, there’s ever gonna be a drop off. And certainly not to the point where you’d be missing bowl games. Yeah, that’s a tough pill to swallow. For Florida State fans.
Santiago Leon 33:47
It is but we’ll see. We’ll hopefully relieved. relive those glory days again. And you can reach us at the sports cast one on Twitter or at the sports cast. dotnet on our website tomorrow. We have roadshow and Jones. They’ll be going over the NFL what happened this past weekend and championship weekend. And of course they’ll be doing some NBA spurts and of course, previewing the Super Bowl. We’re having a big show Super Bowl this weekend. Actually next weekend because of because of scheduling. We’ll be previewing the Buccaneers and the Chiefs Super Bowl Lv and Tampa Bay in Florida. And things like that, but anyways, wow, Chris Carvel, I’m glad you all you’re on. You’ve been amazing, and we’ll probably see more of you in the future.
Christopher Caravello 34:30
I hope so. Thanks for having me.
Santiago Leon 34:32
Have a good night and let’s rock and roll.
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Santiago Leon is the Founder and CEO of the Sports Cast. He covers NFL, NBA, and world soccer. He’s also founder of sleon productions, which he specializes in technology and serves clients with solutions to make their business grow.