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Podcast Rebellion: The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel talks the state of college football

Yes it’s hoops season, but we wanted to squeeze in some football talk with a guy who knows it well.

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Despite college basketball season being in full swing, we wanted to squeeze in some off-season college football talk with a guy who knows it quite well. Stewart Mandel, The Athletic’s editor-in-chief for college football and co-host of The Audible with Stew and Bruce, is in the Second Line Studio with us via the LB’s Meat Market Hotline to chat about Matt Luke’s coordinator hires, Alabama’s coaching turnover and the mesmerizing transfer portal.

We also talk a little about his favorite place to cover a football game, best place for food in college football, the most breathtaking venue for day-time fireworks, and who wins a triple threat match between Five Guys/In-N-Out Burger/Shake Shack.

He’s also got the plug on if a hot dog is a sandwich or not.


If you like New Orleans-inspired cuisine go see Kelly and his crew in Memphis at Second Line or Restaurant Iris for some fantastic food. And if you like gambling and good food, go see to the Magnolia House in Biloxi’s Harrah’s Gulf Coast. Blackjack, slots, Southern cooking—what’s not to like?

And when you’re in Oxford, go see Greg and the good folks at LB’s Meat Market, the inaugural sponsor of this here podcast, to celebrate with the best protein for your Ole Miss grilling needs this weekend. And be sure to tell him RED CUP SENT YA for exclusive deals and promotions!