November 29, 2015

Listen here for the High School Scoreboard Recap of 11-06-15 (AUDIO)

FootballFriday nights mean our High School Football Scoreboard show featuring SportsTalk’s Phil Kornblut alongside The High School Sports Report’s David Shelton.

Together the two bring our state the most comprehensive coverage of the high school gridiron action, and we bring it to you in five minute capsules, every 30 minutes.

Listen below to the High School Scoreboard recap for week 11 of the season, November 06, 2015.

AUDIO: High School Scoreboard Recap [5:00]


The Washington Post’s Kent Babb talks Dabo article on SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Kent Babb

Kent Babb

Thursday night we welcomed back on SportsTalk our old friend, and former sports writer in Columbia, Kent Babb.  Kent currently writes for The Washington Post and today the Post ran an insightful piece Babb wrote on Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.

The headline for Babb’s piece simply reads: Dabo Swinney was the best shopping center leasing agent in Alabama.

Tonight Kent took some time to enlighten us on what intrigued him about Dabo Swinney, and why he decided to write the piece.  He took us behind the scenes of his dialog with Dabo, a conversation that was only supposed to last 15 minutes that, not surprisingly, lasted much longer.

Kent provided sizable detail as to what Coach Swinney divulged to him during their talk, including a couple of anecdotes that didn’t make it to print, and more.

AUDIO: Kent Babb [9:00]


The Coordinators with Ellis Johnson & Chuck Reedy 11-05 (AUDIO)

Chuck Reedy forms one half of "The Coordinators" on SportsTalk.

Chuck Reedy forms one half of “The Coordinators” on SportsTalk.

We’re unveiling a new segment on SportsTalk this fall to provide our listeners the best possible opinions and analysis concerning the gridiron.

On Thursdays, all football season long, we’re pleased to welcome two guys who have longstanding relationships with coaching the game in our state.

Ellis Johnson has coached at the high school level, held coordinator positions at both Clemson and USC, and been the head man at the Citadel and Southern Miss.  Chuck Reedy coached at Clemson during their championship run in 1981, was the head coach at Baylor in the early 90’s, and then turned Goose Creek High into one of the most prominent high school powers in the state of South Carolina.

Coach Johnson, having been the defensive coordinator at Clemson, USC, Alabama, Auburn, and others, will provide his defensive diagnosis for us each week for Clemson and USC games.  Conversely, Coach Reedy, having OC stops at Clemson, USC, Baylor, and others, will do the exact same thing from an offensive perspective.

Tonight we had our coordinators discuss Clemson for the first time on SportsTalk as the effective #1 team in the country following the initial release of the College Football Playoff rankings on Monday.  We also discussed their season-defining matchup with FSU on Saturday afternoon in Death Valley.

We also discussed the Gamecocks matchup with Tennessee in Knoxville Saturday as well.

AUDIO: The Coordinators [18:00]


M&M Boys Featuring Corey Miller & Will Merritt 11-04-15 (AUDIO)

Former Clemson lineman Will Merritt joins Corey Miller to discuss the Gamecocks and Tigers.

Former Clemson lineman Will Merritt joins Corey Miller to discuss the Gamecocks and Tigers.

“The M&M Boys” features two guys who have not only played football for Carolina and Clemson, but they’ve also spent time in the media covering the Gamecocks and Tigers following their playing days.

Corey Miller played linebacker at USC before a nine year stint in the NFL.  He eventually made his way to the radio booth in Columbia and is currently a sports anchor at WACH 57.

Will Merritt worked in the trenches on the offensive side of the ball at Clemson before roaming the sidelines as the football color analyst for the Tiger radio broadcast for 12 years.

Together the two form the M&M Boys on SportsTalk and provide their unique perspective recapping games, as well as looking ahead to the upcoming action.

Tuesday night the Clemson football team was ranked as the number one overall team in the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings for 2015.  We had both M’s address the validity of the ranking and, as you might  expect, they disagreed.  We also had them tackle the Tigers upcoming challenge this weekend with FSU coming to Death Valley.

We also addressed the changes USC has made offensively to improve their redzone efficiency and what they need to do to get their defense on the right track.  Corey also discussed whom he believes is the best candidate for the Gamecock head coaching job and more.

AUDIO: M&M Boys [15:00]

Sedee Keita’s high school coach joins SportsTalk to talk USC commitment (AUDIO)

Sedee Keita's high school coach joined SportsTalk Tuesday night.

Sedee Keita’s high school coach joined SportsTalk Tuesday night.

Frank Martin and the USC basketball team got its first commitment for the 2016 class Monday night when 6’10 Sedee Keita of 22 Feet Academy in Greenville made his pledge to play his college ball with the Gamecocks.

Tuesday night his high school head coach Ryan Schmidt joined us live on SportsTalk to discuss Keita’s pledge.

First coach Schmidt elaborated on the player the Gamecocks will be receiving, physically speaking, in Keita.  We discussed how the recruiting process generally shook out up to his commitment on Monday night and more.

AUDIO: Ryan Schmidt [5:00]