College football championship weekend rewind: A Blitz Podcast

Our podcast hosts take a look back at an eventful championship weekend in college football while looking forward to Army-Navy and bowl season.

The college football playoff field is set, and for what feels like the first time in the playoff era, there’s no real arguing with the committee’s selections for the four teams. With Utah going down on Friday night to Oregon, and then Georgia failing to put up much of a fight against LSU, it was clear that the winner of the Big 12 Championship game would grab the fourth and final spot.

The top three spots were all but assured regardless of what transpired on the gridiron last weekend, with LSU, Ohio State, and Clemson dominating their respective conferences and separating themselves from the pack. The triumvirate of unbeaten teams comprises three quarters of what could be the best playoff field to date.

The fourth spot went to Oklahoma as the Sooners were finally able to knock off pesky Baylor for the second time this season, a 30-23 overtime win that sends the Sooners to the playoff for the third straight season.

John and Zach wrap up championship weekend by discussing the best wins, worst losses, and biggest surprises of the weekend while also handing out some game balls in the first segment of this edition of the Saturday Blitz Podcast.

In the second segment, the two hosts react to the final College Football Playoff rankings of the regular season. We know the committee got the top four right, but what about everything else? They also discuss bowl matchups, picking out the most intriguing matchups of the non-New Year’s Six bowl games as well as the ones you can probably get away with skipping this holiday season.

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In the final segment, the hosts quickly discuss the Heisman Trophy race. There’s not much drama this season as LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is widely expected to win the Heisman in a landslide. Is he deserving? Were there any other candidates who didn’t get an invite to New York City for the ceremony who were deserving?

The Saturday Blitz Podcast is part of the FanSided Radio Network at Spreaker. The show goes live every Wednesday morning. You can reach John Mitchell at @jlmitchell93 and Zach Bigalke at @zbigalke on Twitter.