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On Second Thought Episode 245: How close is Texas to Georgia-Alabama level? Year in Sports review

Former Alabama offensive coordinator and current UT coach Steve Sarkisian, left, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban will square off in the second game of the 2022 season.

In the first podcast of 2022, On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls recap the thrilling national title game between Georgia and Alabama and discuss the distance separating those programs from the Texas Longhorns, who turned in a clunker last season.

Bohls: Alabama's loss should offer hope — and dread — for Texas fans this September

Golden: The Ceddys: Best and worst of the 2021 sports year

They also discuss the biggest stories of the 2021 sports year, including the COVID-19 effect, Todd’s Dodge’s three-peat at Westlake and name, image and likeness for college athletes.

The duo cap off a jam-packed episode with an NFL playoff preview, including Dallas’ tough home test against San Francisco.