It’s Monday and you know what that means — an all new Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. With college football returning this weekend, Aaron discusses another embarrassing weekend for the Big Ten and LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase’s decision to declare for the NFL Draft. He then remembers legendary Arizona coach Lute Olson who passed away this weekend. Here is a rundown of today’s show:
College football is back, even as Big Ten embarrasses itself again: Aaron opens the show by discussing the return of college sports, after six long months without a game (5:30). He then quickly transitions to the Big Ten, which now may try to start around Thanksgiving — a plan that is somehow worse than waiting until the winter (8:30). Aaron explains why it makes no sense, and why there is no reason that the Big Ten can’t kick off the season by early October and play with the SEC, ACC and Big 12. Finally, he talks about LSU wide receiver JaMarr Chase’s decision to go pro – and explains why it isn’t as big as some in the media are making it, and won’t be a trend this season (25:00).
RIP Lute Olson: Aaron closes the show by talking about the life and legacy of legendary Arizona coach Lute Olson, who passed away last week at the age of 85 (35:00). He explains why Olson is one of the great program builders in college basketball, and why all the success that Arizona has right now can be attributed to Olson. No program West of Lawrence, Kansas takes basketball more seriously than Arizona, and it’s because of Lute Olson.
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