In The Trenches

In The Trenches

"In The Trenches" airs 10 a.m.-noon daily on SportsTalk790 (790 AM and 94.5-2 HD) with Ndukwe Dike "ND" Kalu covering Houston and national sports...Full Bio

New Rules Proposed for College Football, SEC Guys at NFL Combine, Hoops & Baseball Weekend Recap

2 Automatic Byes for SEC & Big10?, Odds to Win 2024 SEC Title

Two Guaranteed First Round Byes for the SEC & Big Ten in a potential 14-team playoff? Yahoo Sports reports that's what the SEC is proposing if we do indeed move to a 14-team model by 2026. Ross Dellenger's says the SEC and Big Ten would each get THREE automatic qualifiers into a 14-team field. Obviously the proposal is drawing criticism from other conferences. 

Also we got the schedule for this summer's SEC Media Days in Dallas as Oklahoma and Texas will officially join the party.

And we go Around the Conference as Steve Sarkisian once again says he was not interested in the Alabama job, Kalen DeBoer is being more friendly at Bama for Spring Practice, and LSU wants to move Harold Perkins back to linebacker again.

In addition, we run through Fan Duel's odds to win the 2024 SEC Championship Game. Who are the favorites? 

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Three Recruiting Signing Periods for College Football?!

On today's show we discuss the SEC wanting to move National Signing Day to early December, as we are joined by our Locked On Recruiting Insider Brian Smith. We also discuss the news from Pete Thamel that some leaders are pushing for a THIRD signing period to add to June, along with the December and February signing dates. Remember when National Signing Day was just ONE day? Does Greg Sankey have a point with moving up from the third week of December to the first week? 

We also hit on a number of other recruiting topics with Brian Smith, and get his thoughts on some of the recent SEC commitments for the Class of 2025, including CB Devin Williams committing to Auburn, RB Deondrae Riden committing to Texas A&M, OL Peyton Joseph committing to Florida and more. 

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Changing Landscape of NIL, the NCAA & More with Trey Wallace

Where are we headed with the future of NIL, paying players, and the NCAA? We discuss it all with Trey Wallace of Outkick. Crazy to think we are two years removed from Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban's very public spat over NIL, and look at how much has changed - NIL is universally accepted, Saban is retired and Jimbo is richly unemployed. 

We also touch on the future landscape of paying players, the court ruling in the state of Tennessee, and Hey let's chill out on the outrage over storming the court, especially for Alabama AD Greg Byrne. 

Also, we go Around The Conference, as we discuss Jaxson Dart signing an NIL deal with a private jet company, Georgia finds their next running back coach after Dell McGee left for Georgia State, and Paul Finebaum sounds off on the 14-team playoff idea.

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Bonus Episode - On3's JD Pickell Talks Spring Ball Storylines

A bonus episode of Locked On SEC, revisiting our conversation with On3 Sports's JD Pickell ahead of the start of spring ball getting underway across the SEC. 

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SEC Coaches Under Most Pressure in 2024, Latest News on Assistant Coaches, SEC Hoops Weekend Recap

On today's show, we catch you up on the latest news Around The Conference as Billy Napier names one of his assistants a co-offensive coordinator, Georgia loses one assistant coach and replaces another, Alabama finalizes their GM hire in Courtney Morgan, and Kentucky sets a date for their spring game. 

Also, 24/7 Sports has a piece up on Coaches With The Most to Prove in 2024 - we run through the four coaches from the SEC they think are facing the most pressure this season in Shane Beamer, Lane Kiffin, Sam Pittman and Billy Napier. 

Lastly, we recap the weekend that was in SEC basketball as Kentucky gets a monster win over Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee win big, and Arkansas gets a huge performance from Khalif Battle.

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SEC Wants to Move Up Signing Day & Move the Transfer Portal, Chris Marler on All Things SEC

On today's show, Greg Sankey and the SEC would like to move the Early Signing Day up to the first week of December ahead of conference championship weekend to declutter the month of December, but wouldn't that be even MORE of a burden? Also there's a thought to move the Transfer Portal, to only have it post spring - is that the right move?

We discuss that with our buddy Chris Marler, as we also get his thoughts on the tumultuous offseason for Alabama, as well as a possible 14-team playoff, how hard it will be to win a National Championship moving forward, & more.

We also ask Marler if he could attend ONE Spring Game this year in the SEC, which school would he choose? And we break down the upcoming return of the College Football Video Game, as dozens of big name players are opting in to be included in the game!

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Assessing Astros Rotation & Lineup Heading Into Spring Training

Gordy and Ross talk about the time the past week down at Houston Astros Spring Training and some of the biggest storylines ahead of the start of Spring Training games - what does the Astros rotation look like, who are battling for spots, and will the lineup be even stronger this season?

A 14-Team Playoff Coming??, Biggest Question for Top SEC Teams in 2024, Eli Gold Out as Bama Broadcaster

On today's show, we discuss the possibility of the CFP management committee discussing the 12-team CFP expanding to a 14-team playoff by 2026, while the SEC & Big10 push for several automatic qualifying bids for their conferences, & much more. It's time to start realizing how much more difficult it will become to win a National Championship. Gone are the days of the BCS where all you needed to win was ONE game for a title, now you'll need to win three or even four!

We also run through ESPN's piece breaking down the "Biggest Spring Questions" for their Top 25 teams, which includes NINE teams from the SEC. Questions pertain to Georgia rebuilding its secondary, Texas retooling their passing game, Ole Miss transitioning with a ton of transfers, and more.

And we go Around The Conference as Alabama ousts the voice of the Crimson Tide Eli Gold, as he says he's still healthy and still wants to work. Also, it sounds like Georgia State is eyeing some Georgia assistants for their head coaching job, and Johnny Manziel has some interesting comments regarding his time at Texas A&M.

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CFP Playoff Changes to 5+7 - What Does It Mean for the SEC??, Bama Adds a Safety, Georgia Sets Spring Dates

On today's show - the College Football Playoff goes with the 5 plus 7 model for the 12-team playoff, what does it mean for the SEC? How many teams can the SEC regularly get into the playoff? The playoff will automatically move the highest-ranked conference champions to the Top 5, is that the best approach? What if the SEC has multiple 11-1 and 10-2 teams? Shouldn't some of them be ahead of a three-loss Big12 or ACC champion?

Also, we run through the latest news Around The Conference as Georgia football sets a date for their G-Day Spring Game, Kalen DeBoer adds a big piece through the transfer portal in Michigan safety Keon Sabb, while Bama announces they've finalized their co-offensive coordinator moves.

And we get you caught up on Paul Finebaum's thoughts on which SEC teams can make the playoff in 2024, and Daniel Jeremiah's latest NFL Mock Draft has ten SEC players going in the first round.

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