Full Coaching Chaos

November 28, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, I'm not talking about the Holidays, or winter, or even the upcoming conference championship games, with bowl games following closely behind. No, I'm talking about the coaching world, and more specifically, the coaching carousel  in college football. While there's no widely accepted name for the date, every year, after the final week of the regular season, struggling programs relieve their coaches and begin a search for a new leader.

This season has been no different, in fact, I'd venture as far as to say that this has been one of the most chaotic coaching search periods in recent memory, with incredible blusters at Tennessee, massive hires at UCLA and Florida, and a number of P5 to P5 rumors, which we almost never see.

In this special episode of The Official Visit, we look at the coaching carousel, address rumors, gush about a few hires, and send Tennessee to timeout for what they did. Join us as we get extremely upset at the continuous hiring of Nick Saban's large adult coaching sons in the SEC. We also spend some time putting respect on Seth Littrell's name, and campaign for Ken Niumatalolo to Tennessee (or anywhere).

Patrick will be joined later this week to do a recruiting only episode with Taylor Midkiff, so if you're looking for recruiting talk it'll be there (though this episode is definitely worth a listen too).

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A 24-Team FBS Playoff Would Rule

November 23, 2017

Join Jay Jordan and Patrick Mayhorn in episode three of the Official Visit as they slowly go insane talking about the possibility of "UCLA head coach Jeff Fisher". The guys also discuss recent commitments from Tavis Lee, V'Lique Carter, Derek Green, Drew Sanders and Isaiah Spiller. With early signing day approaching, we talk about the incoming swarm of decommitments, and we get our takes off about oversigning and the shady underbelly of recruiting (hint, it's bad).

We also take some time to envy the FCS playoff system, and propose some options for how that could work in the FBS, mostly because it would be extremely fun and chaotic. We touch briefly on the imminent firing of Kevin Sumlin, and how he could fit at a school like Texas Tech (very well) or Kansas (not well at all). We wrap up talking about Jon Gruden, Chip Kelly, Jim Mora, Jeff Fisher, and why college football is obsessed with bad NFL coaches.

There's some Thanksgiving talk as well, naturally, as this is the number one food-centric podcast in the country.

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Please Bring The Option To Kansas

November 11, 2017

It wasn't just a big week on the field in college football, as plenty has happened off the field as well since we last spoke. Co-hosts Patrick Mayhorn and Jay Jordan are back to talk recruiting, coaching, playoffs, excitement for today's slate of games, Lane Kiffin, and much, much more.

In this week's episode (sorry about the week off, I promise we'll do better), Jay and Patrick take a look at the new opening at Florida, four recent commitments, a decommitment, Oklahoma centric twitter drama, the success of young coaches. They also look at some decommits around the country, at Florida and Nebraska that could help the Big 12, and spend some time reassuring Baylor fans that Matt Rhule has four years to fix the program.

While Matt Rhule is secure, Kliff Kingsbury and David Beaty absolutely aren't, so Jay and Patrick rattle off some coaches the schools should hire, profess their love for the triple option, and find a perfect fit for Kansas State.

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Your Big 12 Recruiting Podcast

October 26, 2017

Welcome to the introductory episode of "The Official Visit" a brand new LandGrant Gauntlet podcast, led by co-hosts and LandGrant Gauntlet contributors Patrick Mayhorn and Jay Jordan. Patrick and Jay take a unique look at the games played off the field in college football, diving deep into topics like recruiting, team-building, coaching, and everything that goes into the final product you see on Saturdays.

In this pilot episode, we take a look at recent Big 12 commitments Blaine Scott, D'Shawn Jamison, Israel Antwine, Michael Rose and TJ Banks, as well as some decommitments, like Clayton Tune, TJ Ivy, Dominick Wood-Anderson, Christian Young and Myron Mitchell.

With the recent decommitment of quarterback Clayton Tune in mind, we take a look at what Kansas could've had in their 2018 class, the impact on the field performance has on recruiting, and the continuity issues that may ultimately lead to a new head coach in Lawrence next season. On the opposite end of the rebuilding process, we talk in-depth about Jay's alma mater, Iowa State, and why Matt Campbell has had early success. With rumors swirling about the possibility of Campbell departing after this season, we address the possibility, and explain why we feel Iowa State fans don't need to be concerned... yet. Also, Patrick realizes that Matt Campbell could become like Rich Rodriguez at West Virginia and spends an hour after the episode ends looking for connections like Charlie Day in "It's Always Sunny"

We finish up the episode with a quick look at what big name (mainly SEC) program struggling means for the Big 12, and the success school outside of the usual Big 12 recruiting footprint (the state of Texas) have already begun having in states like Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

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