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Get Off The Bus (9/29)

Ty and Dan break down the sudden firing of Lane Kiffin at USC and offer guesses at the next head coach in Los Angeles.  Plus, a full rundown of all the week’s relevant action, from the shootout between LSU and Georgia to Alabama’s dominance over Ole Miss, and your Week Five Reverbs.

Show Summary

Today on The Solid Verbal, Ty and Dan recap a wild week five and breakdown the Lane Kiffin firing at USC.

Before getting into the games and the week five Reverbs, there are Lane Kiffin jokes and a a special offer from Hulu Plus.

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LSU at Georgia: Did you guys know that Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger were once roommates at Georgia? It’s true and it’s also true that these two dueled it out Saturday. Ty still likes LSU’s physicality on offense and is concerned about the defense. Dan was surprised by LSU’s troubles running the ball and gives some love Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, possibly the best receiving tandem in the land. Dan says this game makes him excited for future SEC matchups with the death of “big boy football.”

South Carolina at UCF: Connor Shaw goes down and South Carolina looked like it was in trouble. Mike Davis imposes his will in the second half and the Gamecocks rip off 28 straight points for the win. Dan thinks UCF is a top-25 team after this showing and was very impressed by Davis’ afternoon.

Ole Miss at Alabama: Ty’s lock of the week flops big time. Dr. Bo’s credibility takes a big hit and Alabama crushes the Rebels. Dan equates Ole Miss’ performance to bringing a Connect Four box to a chess match. Roll Tide.

Oklahoma at Notre Dame: Tommy Rees has a dismal day and Notre Dame’s defense makes Blake Bell look good, as the Sooners cruise to a win. Dan and Ty agree Notre Dame is an average team, while they disagree on how good Oklahoma looked. Ty doesn’t think there’s any more reason to start Rees and the Irish should give Andrew Hendrix a shot.

Oklahoma State at West Virginia: During the preview show, both Dan and Ty had no reason to pick West Virginia. With a Cowboy loss on Saturday, they look at Oklahoma State’s recent Clemsonings. Dan feels more confident in West Virginia’s ability to fix its shortcomings on offense, so it’s good news the defense looks average. He says the Cowboys were really hurt by its inability to run the ball.

Wisconsin at Ohio State: Ohio State was in control the whole game. Ty says Buckeye fans have to be breathing easy with Braxton Miller looking crisp on Saturday. Dan liked how Ohio State’s front-seven controlled the Wisconsin running game. The guys wonder about Miller being used in grind-it-out running situations when the offense is well balanced.

USC at Arizona State: Lots of bad things happened for USC in this game and it was followed by the brutal firing of Lane Kiffin. Dan looks big picture and points to USC taking big strides on offense, and also breaks down the reasons behind Kiffin’s firing. The guys get into prospective hires, the advantages of coaching at USC and if the job is still premier.

Stanford at Washington State: The Cardinal look fantastic and pummel the Cougars in Seattle.

Arizona at Washington: Bishop Sankey gets the rock 40 times in the rain for 162 yards. Washington looks strong.

Texas A&M at Arkansas: Another ho-hum day for Johnny Manziel and another questionable day from the Aggie defense. Arkansas looks good on offense, led by running back Alex Collins (Remember that name), but come up short against A&M.

Florida at Kentucky: Kentucky had one good quarter and then the Gator defense tightened up and held the Wildcats to 173 yards. The outcome was expected, but it was Alex Murphy who was the unknown. The guys agree he had a fine afternoon, however, Florida is going to need more from him going forward.

Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

Wake Forest at Clemson

ECU at North Carolina

Florida State at Boston College

Colorado at Oregon State

Cal at Oregon 

The guys close with some Illinois talk and discuss the possibility of the Illini reaching a bowl.

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