July 31, 2015

New Summerville football coach Joe Call joins SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Summerville head coach Joe Call joined SportsTalk Thursday night.

Summerville head coach Joe Call joined SportsTalk Thursday night.

Tonight we welcomed into the program for the first time the lead man of the Summerville football program not named McKissick.  Joe Call has now taken over the Green Wave program, a proud program that hasn’t had a change of any sort at the top in 60+ seasons since John McKissick started coaching at the school.

The program won’t stray too far from its roots however, Call is McKissick’s grandson.  He played at the school under McKissick’s tutelage, and has been coaching within the program for some time.

Tonight coach Call discussed the pressures of having to follow in the footsteps of the winningest football coach ever, at any level.  He also discussed his similarities and differences in philosophies from his grandfather, the roster he’s inheriting at Summerville for the 2015 campaign, and more.

AUDIO: Joe Call [9:15]



Clemson’s newest linebacker commit Tre Lamar talks pledge on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Tre Lamar joined SportsTalk Monday night.

Tre Lamar joined SportsTalk Monday night.

Monday we got a double dose of football commitment interviews for the 2016 class, and a double dose of Tre.  During our first hour we had a conversation with Tre Jackson, the wideout who recently pulled the trigger on a commitment to play at USC on Saturdays.

During hour number two of the program, we got to know Tre Lamar a little better.  Conversely, Lamar plays linebacker, weighs 24o pounds, and will be playing his college ball at arch-rival Clemson.

Tonight we discussed his recruitment in detail.  Lamar tells us he’s known he’d be committing to the Tigers for quite some time, but decided to hold off on making things official for a bit.  He plays inside for his high school in Roswell, Georgia, and told us that’s where he plans to stay during his days on campus as well.  He’ll also enroll early as well to get a head start on the competition.

The Tigers are also pursuing some of his teammates in future classes, Lamar tells us what it’s like going from recruit to recruiter, and more.

AUDIO: Tre Lamar [8:00]


Latest USC football commit Tre Jackson joins SportsTalk Monday (AUDIO)

Tre Jackson joined SportsTalk Monday night.

Tre Jackson joined SportsTalk Monday night.

Monday night we were joined on the program by the latest member to join the fold for USC’s 2016 football recruiting class,  Tre Jackson.  The 5-10 175 pounder plays both wideout and defensive back for University High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Jackson is a Spurrier legacy recruit.  His father, Jack, was a star wide receiver for Spurrier at Florida in the early 90’s.

Tonight Jackson broke down his recruitment for us and told us what the determinate factor was in choosing to play college ball in Columbia.  He chose the Gamecocks over Oklahoma and North Carolina.  He told us how much his father’s relationship with the head ball coach factored into his decision to play for Spurrier, whom he most compares to at the next level, and more.

AUDIO: Tre Jackson [6:00]



SportsTalk gets an update from Cincinnati for the All-Star game (AUDIO)

Jeff Miller of the Big 920 joined us Tuesday night from Cincinnati.

Jeff Miller of the Big 920 joined us Tuesday night from Cincinnati.

Tuesday night the Major League All-Star game got underway at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The fireworks started last night, however, when the league unveiled its newest formatting for the Home Run Derby competition.

Tonight we welcomed into the program Jeff Miller of the “Big 920″ in Milwaukee.  Jeff has been covering the All-Star game for his IHeart Radio outfit, and was kind enough to string some audio many of us in our Learfield network across the country.

Jeff told us what it was like to witness the competition last night, how the city has been handling the festivities compared to others he’s covered in the past, and also previewed tonight’s matchup with us as well.

AUDIO: Jeff Miller [6:00]

Governors Beasley and Hodges talk flags, football on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Former SC Governors Jim Hodges and David Beasley are the Football Filibuster.

Former SC Governors Jim Hodges and David Beasley are the Football Filibuster.

On Friday’s during the fall on SportsTalk, we give the final word on the upcoming college football slate to two men who used to sit atop the food chain within the state of South Carolina, serving as the governors.  Governors David Beasley and Jim Hodges are the key ingredients to SportsTalk’s “Football Filibuster.”

Since one of our longtime and most ballyhooed segments involves the former executives of our state, we decided we’d take our chances at getting their respective thoughts on today’s events at the Capitol.  Tonight we welcomed Beasley and Hodges on the program to not only discuss the issue of the Confederate Flag, but we also had a quick pre-season football talk as well.

The Filibuster will return full-time, September 4th for the opening weekend of college football.

AUDIO: Football Filibuster [9:00]