Marty Smith has become ESPN's go-to reporter for the biggest college football games every weekend. In 2018, that often means Alabama, but not this weekend. The matchup with the biggest College Football Playoff implications is Syracuse-Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium; a place Marty has only been once, but not for a baseball games.

The Orange are riding high going into the game with the 3rd ranked Fighting Irish. Syracuse is 8-2 in Dino Babers' third season after back to back four win campaigns. Consecutive ranked opponents (at Boston College next week) give the 'Cuse a great opportunity to secure a major New Year's Day Six bowl game.

In addition to his college football coverage, which is as entertaining as anyone because of the relationships he has developed and the passion with which he approaches his work, Marty Smith has a podcast trend sweeping the nation. The Marty Smith's America podcast has created #whatcansyallgot and the beer-drinking crowd is filling Marty's notifications.

We talk about it all in this segment from Big Board Sports Friday morning.

You can see the Cuse-ND game locally on NewsChannel 13 at 2:30pm on Saturday.