ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum was in town Saturday to help host the traveling pregame show “SEC Nation,” along with Tim Tebow, former LSU coach Les Miles and former Florida QB Tim Tebow.
Finebaum, who was promoting Pilot Flying J and their season-long promotion that will give fans free gas for a year and an ultimate SEC Championship Game experience, chatted about a number of issues related to area football teams, including his confidence in Tom Herman, possible candidates for the A&M job if Kevin Sumlin is fired, and Dallas/Atlanta positioning themselves to be the epicenter of college football. Here are some highlights.
DMN: How do Dallas and Atlanta — hosts of Saturday’s two big neutral-site games — stack up in terms of cities competing to be the epicenter of college football?
Paul Finebaum: “I think it’s pretty obvious, at least in the pantheon of college football, that Dallas and Altanta have pretty much separated themselves. Look at the opening kickoff games: Dallas has had the better ones overall. You have to look at it from where is the action. Until today, Dallas