On this week’s episode of the ASOR Podcast, we take a look back at Liberty’s win over UAB last week. We also talk to Brett McMurphy to get his thoughts on Liberty and conference realignment. A representative from the Jokers also joined us to discuss their student group. The Liberty Line is back with this week’s best picks and Kyle Rode is back with his men’s hoops update. This episode is sponsored by Young’s Sealcoating.

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To open the show, host Chad Hasson discusses Liberty’s big win over UAB and how impressive the Flames were in the second half. It was a great bounce back win highlighted by halftime adjustments by the team. He also previews homecoming against MTSU and highlights the ASOR tailgate this weekend.

On this week’s KR22 men’s hoops update, Liberty star forward Kyle Rode talks about basketball practice starting as well as all the recruiting news in men’s basketball that is happening.

Conference realignment remains on the forefront across the national landscape of college athletics. Texas and Oklahoma began the domino effect with they announced this summer they were headed to the SEC. This has been followed by the Big 12 adding BYU, Houston, Cincinnati, and UCF. Most recently, the AAC was rumored to be strongly pursuing four members of the Mountain West – Boise State, Colorado State, Air Force, San Diego State – all of whom have turned the AAC down to remain where they are.

To discuss all of this, Brett McMurphy of Action Network joined ASOR for an exclusive interview. He wrote an article on Friday to discuss all the updates, and our interview centered around Liberty and its possibilities in this round of realignment.

He discussed several ideas including how sustainable being an Independent is moving forward for the Flames, the next moves for the AAC, Conference USA, and the Sun Belt, the main factors for adding a school to a conference, and much more.

James Nuckols of the Jokers, a student fan group, joins to give us an idea of who the Jokers are and what their mission is.

The Liberty Line gives his prediction and play for this week’s game against MTSU.