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Podcast: Aaron Torres on Baker Mayfield’s apology and early season reactions

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield planted the OU flag at midfield after a big road win at Ohio State, and then apologized for it a few days later. [Kyle Robertson/Dispatch]

After Oklahoma and USC each scored big statement wins in Week 2, there is much to dig into on the podcast.

To get things kickstarted this week, I run down three thoughts I had after watching Week 2 of college football. The Sooners and Trojans each receive my apologies for any doubts I may have had about them after picking against each over the weekend, and I come to an early realization for what the season is going to have in store for the Michigan Wolverines. It could be great, or it could be frustrating. There may be no real middle ground if the first two weeks were any indication of what to expect from the Big Ten this season.

And yes, I even have a guest for this episode so you do not have to listen to my voice for the entire time.

My guest in this episode of the podcast is Aaron Torres. You can follow him on Twitter @Aaron_Torres and check out his ongoing college football coverage on Fan Rag Sports. Longtime listeners will surely know Aaron as he is a previous guest of the podcast, but it has been far too long since I have managed to get Aaron back to talk some college football. You can also hear Aaron on FOX Sports Radio and check out his college football books; One and Fun: A Behind the Scenes Look at John Calipari and the 2010 Kentucky Wildcats and The Unlikeliest Champion: The Incredible Story of the 2011 UConn Huskies and Their Run to the College Basketball National Championship.

I like reaching out to Aaron when I need a guest to come on because I know he can span the sports world and discuss any topic I throw at him with wit and intelligence. I firmly believe he is one of the most well-versed sports minds in the sports blogosphere today, and hopefully, you find that to be the case as you listen to our conversation.

In addition to Mayfield’s apology, we also reflect on the challenges that now lie ahead for Ohio State after their loss as the Big Ten looks to be more competitive than it’s been in a while. We also praise Clemson’s defense and look forward to this weekend’s matchup at Louisville against Lamar Jackson, predict whether Brian Kelly or Chip Kelly is more likely to be coaching college football in 2018, and more.

About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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