Cover 3 College Football Podcast

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Dan - German Sun Devil
 Apr 28, 2020
This is one of the most entertaining college football-podcasts that is always good for interesting information and some laughs. And who doesn't enjoy more college football and good laughs in his/her life?

rick
 Oct 31, 2019
Great podcast very Indepth. Listener from the UK for 2 years love the analysis and the locks and the instant reaction pod gets me through the Sunday mornings at work

Ross the Boss
 Oct 13, 2019
HOW IS IT THAT CLEMSON REMAINS IN THE TOP 4 WITH SUCH A SOFT SCHEDULE AND NOT LOOKING GOOD. ALL WE HEAR IS STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE MATTERS. GUESS IT ONLY MATTERS FOR CERTAIN TEAMS. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

Ross Everett
 Sep 30, 2019
love the podcast. Die hard Bama fan. Roll tide, keep up the great job. As a die hard bama fan its hard but at the moment i got 1Auburn,2Georgia, 3Bama, 4 Oklahoma 5Ohio state 6Clemson. Based on this season only, How is Clemson in the top 4

Colin Edwards
 Sep 21, 2019

Description

Cover 3 College Football Podcast is the perfect call for any die-hard fan. Join hosts Chip Patterson, Tom Fornelli and Barton Simmons as they take you from National Signing Day to the national championship with in-depth analysis from some of the biggest names in the sport. Cover 3 offers insider insight on the hottest topics in college football, tells you who is creating a buzz and previews each weekend with against-the-spread locks. From coaching searches to quarterback battles and everything in between, Cover 3 has it locked down.

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Wisconsin QB news, Florida's back on the field, early betting lines takeaways (College Football 10/26)
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How Graham Mertz reportedly testing positive for COVID impacts Wisconsin's outlook. First, reaction to the breaking news of Mertz reportedly testing positive after his breakout performance against Illinois and what this development reveals about the Big Ten's protocols for playing in 2020 (2:00). Then, Florida is back on the field after shutting down its program (14:00) and Alabama picks up yet another recruiting win (22:15). Plus, the early betting lines from Week 9 that stand out (31:45) and Danny breaks down Florida State's loss to Louisville in Noles To-Go (49:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Week 8 Instant Reaction: Ohio State, Michigan impress as B1G makes it debut (College Football 10/25)
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The Big Ten made its 2020 debut and Alabama lost an important player to injury. First, thoughts from the Big Ten action including Rutgers' win against Michigan State, Indiana's upset of Penn State, what Ohio State showed in its win against Nebraska and Michigan's impressive performance at Minnesota. Then, how Alabama bounces back from the loss of Jaylen Waddle, Oklahoma State's win against Iowa State and more from the Week 8 action around the country.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 8 Locks (10/22)
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Against the spread, over-under and moneyline selections for the college football weekend. Game previews and picks included for Louisiana-UAB (9:00), Wisconsin-Illinois (11:45), Auburn-Ole Miss (17:00), Alabama-Tennessee (18:30), Michigan-Minnesota (21:00), Notre Dame-Pitt (27:00), Clemson-Syracuse (32:50), Liberty-Southern Miss (38:30), Ohio State-Nebraska (50:15), North Carolina-NC State (53:00), Oklahoma-TCU (56:30), Cincinnati-SMU (1:09:00), the moneyline sprinkles for the week (1:15:50) and more. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Big Ten East Win Totals (College Football 10/21)
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A 2020 preview and predictions for Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and more. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson count 'em up team-by-team starting with a discussion of whether Ohio State will lose any games, and if so which one, on its 2020 schedule (3:00). Then, whether Penn State has closed the gap with the Buckeyes (15:25), what counts as a successful season for Michigan (24:30) and if Indiana has the schedule to continue its winning ways (39:00). Plus, looking ahead and trying to spot the wins in what could likely be a tough season for Michigan State (48:45), Maryland (56:45) and Rutgers (1:04:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Big Ten West Win Totals (College Football 10/20)
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A preview and predictions for Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota and more. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson count 'em up team-by-team, starting with Wisconsin's pursuit of another division title (3:45) and looking at whether Minnesota can take the next step after a breakthrough in 2019 (15:28). Then, Iowa returns to the field after a turbulent offseason (25;30), Nebraska faces a tough schedule (35:00), Northwestern has nowhere to go but up on offense (46:30), Purdue gets a boost with Rondale Moore back in the fold (53:25) and Illinois has some high-profile transfers anchoring its efforts in 2020 (58:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Tennessee coaching shake-up, Week 8 line movement, more (College Football 10/19)
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College football news and gambling analysis heading into Week 8. First, what to make of Jeremy Pruitt's decision to fire the defensive line coach and whether it solves the Vols' most pressing issues (1:30). Then, newly-ranked NC State loses its top quarterback for at least a month (16:00) and Oklahoma State might be getting its returning starter back ahead of the biggest Big 12 game of the week (21:00). Plus, Michigan loses yet another offensive piece from its 2020 roster (30:30), some early Week 8 betting lines to watch (38:12) and Noles To Go resets expectations after Florida State's top-five win against North Carolina (52:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Week 7 recap: Where Alabama is better, what's wrong with Auburn and more (10/18)
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Late night instant reaction to college football from Barton, Tom and Chip. Discussion topics include the many takeaways from Alabama's win against Georgia (1:30), whether Florida State is back after a win against top-five North Carolina (22:45) and whether Notre Dame is close to ACC title contention (29:50) after an eye-popping performance from Clemson (36:00). Plus, investigating the forecast for the heat on Gus Malzahn's seat at Auburn (43:00) after a loss at South Carolina, what's missing at Tennessee (1:03:00) and much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2020
College football picks: Week 7 Locks (10/15)
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Best bets and against the spread sections for the college football weekend. Game previews and picks included for Alabama-Georgia (5:00), BYU-Houston (17:25), Miami-Pitt (20:15), North Carolina-Florida State (27:30), Virginia-Wake Forest (31:00), Auburn-South Carolina (36:45), Virginia Tech-Boston College (40:00), Ole Miss-Arkansas (46:00), Tennessee-Kentucky (52:00), Notre Dame-Louisville (56:00) and the moneyline sprinkles (1:00:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
🚨 Emergency Pod: Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19 (10/14) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in isolation as the team prepares for Saturday's showdown with Georgia. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss how Steve Sarkisian and the rest of the Alabama coaches must adjust and how the senior leadership on the Tide's roster will help the team navigate this challenge ahead of one of the biggest games of the year in college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
CBS Sports Presents: ¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast
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'¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast' debuts on Wednesday, October 14. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! A daily soccer podcast from CBS Sports, bringing you the very best analysis, commentary and gambling help from the world’s game. CBS Soccer host and insider Luis Miguel Echegaray is joined by a team of CBS talent to bring you the latest in Europe and beyond. From our Champions League coverage to Europa, the Premier League, La Liga and the top leagues, this is your one and only stop for your daily soccer fix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Alabama vs. Georgia Mega-Preview: Keys to Game, Matchups to Watch (10/14)
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Insiders from Alabama and Georgia weigh on Saturday's heavyweight showdown. First, Barton and Chip discuss the latest around Saturday's Florida-LSU game after the Gators reported positive COVID tests and Ed Orgeron indicated there might be a change at quarterback (1:30). Then BamaOnline.com's Travis Reier joins the show (12:00) to discuss the Alabama side of things with a look at what needs to improve on defense (14:00), Mac Jones' historic start to the 2020 season (22:00) and expectations for the game (31:30). After Alabama is a focus on Georgia with Rusty Mansell of Dawgs247 (34:00), discussing Stetson Bennett's development in the offense, where Georgia can exploit weaknesses in Alabama's defense (41:00), going behind the numbers of Kirby Smart closing the talent gap with the Tide (46:00) and much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Reckless Texas rumors, LSU's struggles, top-10 team on upset alert (10/12)
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What a bounce back looks like for Texas, LSU, Miami and Florida after Week 6 losses. First, a dive into the wild world of the Texas message boards after the loss to Oklahoma with an eye on Tom Herman's confirmed spot on the hot seat (2:30). Then, how we should readjust expectations for LSU after the loss to Missouri (16:00), breaking news with the Missouri-Vanderbilt game getting postponed due to positive COVID tests (26:00) and whether Miami and Florida can still accomplish their championship aspirations (36:00). Plus, the top-10 team on upset alert in Week 7 (46:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Week 6 Instant Reaction: OU-Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and more (10/11)
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Discussing Alabama's shootout win, Florida's road loss and more. First, Oklahoma's four-overtime, five-hour epic against Texas (3:00), the Big 12 game that broke out between Alabama and Ole Miss (10:45) and whether Georgia's defense will be enough for next week's showdown with the Tide (26:00). Plus, whether Clemson is the only good team in college football (55:30), North Carolina's offensive explosion (1:02:50) and more takeaways from a busy day in college football.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 6 Locks (10/08)
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Previews and picks for Georgia, Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and more. Game breakdowns and winning wagers for Week 6 include Georgia-Tennessee (5:30), North Carolina-Virginia Tech (11:20), Louisville-Georgia Tech (18:45), Notre Dame-Florida State (22:35), Clemson-Miami (27:30), Oklahoma-Texas (34:30), Duke-Syracuse (43:00), Iowa State-Texas Tech (47:45), LSU-Missouri (50:15), South Carolina-Vanderbilt (52:15), Mississippi State-Kentucky (56:00), Alabama-Ole Miss (1:01:00), USF-ECU (1:07:00), Florida-Texas A&M (1:12:45), Auburn-Arkansas (1:16:00) and the moneyline sprinkles for the week (1:22:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
How Clemson will defend Miami, Tom Herman hot seat talk, more (10/07)
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Deep dives into some of the biggest games on the Week 6 slate. First, Barton and Chip discuss Georgia-Tennessee with an eye on the quarterbacks (3:30) then Ben Kercheval joins the show to preview Oklahoma-Texas (13:00), including which team has more to lose in the game and whether Tom Herman is on the hot seat if Texas can't meet expectations in 2020 (22:30). Then the attention turns to the top-10 matchup of Clemson and Miami, with Anna Hickey of 247Sports offering an insider's look into the Tigers' preparation for defending D'Eriq King (33:24) and more insights on Dabo Swinney's pursuit of a sixth-straight ACC championship. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Who's winning the Big 12? (10/05)
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Sorting out the Big 12 after Oklahoma and Texas' losses. First, discussing conference bias in the poll rankings and how perceptions factor into how teams rise and fall (2:40), whether injury news out of Wisconsin changes the Badgers' expectations (17:45) and a strong argument against breakfast ball in the Pac-12 after the league released its 2020 schedule over the weekend (25:00). Then, a deep dive on the Big 12 title contenders with predictions on who makes it to the title game and who wins the league (37:00) and Noles To-Go celebrates a come-from-behind victory against Jacksonville State (53:15).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Week 5 Instant Reaction (10/04)
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Takeaways from Oklahoma and Texas losing, Alabama and Georgia's wins and more. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss another bad day for the Big 12 (5:00), a confusing day for the SEC that included dominant wins for Alabama and Georgia but also a surprising loss for Mike Leach (22:42), where BYU fits in the college football landscape (46:30), takeaways from the ACC (57:15) and much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2020
Week 5 Locks (10/01)
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Best bets and game previews for the college football weekend. Game breakdowns and picks included for LSU-Vanderbilt (8:30), Navy-Air Force (13:45), Florida-South Carolina (18:00), Texas-TCU (25:20), BYU-Louisiana Tech (31:20), Auburn-Georgia (34:15), Mississippi State-Arkansas (41:20), Pitt-NC State (44:15), Oklahoma-Iowa State (47:00), Memphis-SMU (51:00), Clemson-Virginia (54:00), Kansas State-Texas Tech (58:00), North Carolina-Boston College (1:05:00), Kentucky-Ole Miss (1:10:00) and the moneyline sprinkles for the week (1:12:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Insider's look at Georgia's QB battle (09/30)
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Georgia's quarterback room and more SEC discussion with Rusty Mansell. First, JT Daniels has been officially cleared to play for the Bulldogs (1:00), how Barton graded the SEC quarterbacks in Week 1 action (6:15) and getting geared up for Big Ten preseason in October (18:30). Then Rusty Mansell of Dawgs247 joins the show to share his insights on how the quarterback battle has played out at Georgia (27:45), preview the rivalry game against Auburn in Week 5 (42:00) and some early takeaways from SEC play (49:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Best first impressions from the weekend (09/28)
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What teams did the most to exceed preseason expectations in their 2020 debut? First, a wide-ranging look at the national championship race with a focus on whether anyone is good in college football in 2020. Then, a specific focus on LSU and its issues to correct after the loss to Mississippi State, our individual rankings for the top five first impressions from Week 4 and the debut of Noles To-Go, a weekly take on the state of Florida State. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Week 4 Instant Reaction (09/27)
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The biggest headlines and important takeaways from the college football weekend. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down Mike Leach's epic SEC debut in Mississippi State's win at LSU (4:30), a bad day for the Big 12 (16:00), Georgia's struggles in the first half against Arkansas (25:30) and where Kyle Trask sits among the ranking of SEC quarterbacks (29:40). Plus, whether Miami's blowout win against Florida State says more about the Hurricanes or the Seminoles (37:43), Texas A&M's ugly win against Vanderbilt (56:00) and more observations from Week 4. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2020
🚨 Pac-12 announces fall 2020 start date (09/24) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that the Pac-12 will play football in the fall 2020 season. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the timing of the announcement and the hurdles the league had to go through to get to this point. Plus, whether Oregon, USC and the rest of the league will be able to play catch up in the College Football Playoff race with a seven-game schedule, the next steps for the players and coaches involved and the teams and storylines we can't wait to see on the field in the Pac-12 this fall. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Week 4 Locks (09/24)
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Best bets, game previews and moneyline sprinkles for the college football weekend. Breakdowns and picks discussed include LSU-Mississippi State (8:00), Auburn-Kentucky (13:00), Georgia Arkansas (19:30), Alabama-Missouri (28:44), Miami-Florida State (34:30), Pitt-Louisville (37:40), Florida-Ole Miss (44:10), Tennessee-South Carolina (49:45), Cincinnati-Army (57:30), Oklahoma State-West Virginia (1:01:00), Texas-Texas Tech (1:06:00), Virginia-Duke (1:11:00) plus the underdogs that could pay off as straight-up winners in moneyline sprinkles (1:17:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Cover 3 Live on CBS Sports HQ (09/22)
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Brady Quinn joins Barton, Tom and Chip for the first episode of the new show on CBS Sports HQ. In this episode the group discusses buying Miami hype (3:15), whether it's fair to start talking about UCF and the College Football Playoff (7:30), the SEC team that's most interesting to keep an eye on in this first weekend of conference play (16:45) and reactions to the Big Ten schedule release (23:00). Watch the Cover 3 Podcast on CBS Sports HQ every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Coach Deion, SEC lookahead, what we learned in Week 3 (09/21)
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Breaking down the most important lessons from Week 3 in college football. First, what to expect from Deion Sanders' hire as Jackson State's coach (1:30), reaction to the release of the Big Ten schedule (10:00) and the most enticing games from the SEC's first week of action (18:30). Then it's on to ranking the lessons learned on the field in Week 3, with a focus on Oklahoma State (33:00), Navy (36:00), NC State (38:30), Miami (44:15), Louisville (51:00), UCF (53:15) and Notre Dame (56:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Week 3 Instant Reaction (09/20)
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The biggest headlines and important takeaways from the college football weekend. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down Oklahoma State's struggles with Tulsa, a thriller between NC State and Wake Forest, Navy's season-changing comeback at Tulane, whether THE U is back after Miami's win against Louisville and much more from Week 3 across the country.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2020
Week 3 Locks (09/17)
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Best bets and game previews for the college football weekend. Picks and breakdowns included for Houston-Baylor(10:30), Pitt-Syracuse (16:30), Oklahoma State-Tulsa (19:15), Louisiana Tech-Southern Miss (25:30), Cincinnati-Austin Peay (27:20), Notre Dame-USF (29:30), Clemson-The Citadel (35:15), Miami-Louisville (37:20), NC State-Wake Forest (44:20), UCF-Georgia Tech (49:45) and Duke-Boston College (54:15).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
CBS Sports Presents: 'All Things Covered with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden'
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'All Things Covered' with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden' debuts on Tuesday, September 22nd, with special guest Tyrann Mathieu. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden have made a living for their coverage skills on the football field, and while it's a different technique, they're now applying those traits on their new podcast 'All Things Covered'. Instead of wide receivers, tight ends and running backs, they'll be covering sports, entertainment, social issues, personal interests and more. Every Tuesday, the 8-time Pro Bowler Peterson and 2-time Super Bowl champion McFadden will discuss what's happening on the gridiron as well as what intrigues them off the field. Each week they'll welcome a star from the sports and entertainment world to have wide-ranging conversations about what interests them. Guests can include active or former football players but also athletes and influencers from other sports and walks of life. Football is how we know our hosts, but far from what defines Pat and BMac. The name says everything; expect all things to be covered! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
🚨 Big Ten Football is Back for 2020 (09/16) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that the Big Ten will play this fall. The Big Ten announced Wednesday that it will hold an eight-game conference-only season starting the weekend of Oct. 24. Immediate thoughts include the hurdles to get a full season in, how this impacts Ohio State and other College Football Playoff hopefuls and whether players who have opted out may opt back in for 2020.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Talkin' Bout the Noles (09/14)
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The latest from the Big Ten and Monday thoughts on Florida State's loss. First, a big recruiting win for Oregon (1:30), whether recent reports from the Big Ten have changed the outlook for an earlier start to the football season (5:00) and a round of opt-outs that include Ohio State and Texas A&M but a notable reversal and opt-in at LSU (19:30). Then, what Florida State's loss to Georgia Tech said about the state of the team and the work ahead for Mike Norvell to change the troubling trends in Tallahassee (34:20). Plus, games and storylines to track looking ahead to Week 3 (46:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Week 2 Instant Reaction (09/13)
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Barton, Tom and Chip break down the weekend in college football. First, takeaways from a big day for the Sun Belt with Louisiana knocking off Iowa State (2:30) and Arkansas State winning at Kansas State (13:00). Then, an all too familiar feeling for Florida State fans after a loss to Georgia Tech (19:00), grades for Notre Dame in its ACC debut (28:15), Trevor Lawrence's star shining in Clemson's win at Wake Forest (37:00) and more notes from the weekend.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2020
Week 2 Locks (09/10)
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Best bets for the biggest college football games this weekend. Game breakdowns and picks included for Iowa State-Louisiana (7:00), Miami-UAB (11:15), Clemson-Wake Forest (15:00), Notre Dame-Duke (21:40), North Carolina-Syracuse (30:00), Texas State-UTSA (37:45), Texas-UTEP (40:00), Florida State-Georgia Tech (42:00), Kansas State-Arkansas State (44:20), Appalachian State-Charlotte (46:45) and Oklahoma-Missouri State (49:10). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Who's starting, who's not, what it means (09/09)
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Depth chart takeaways looking ahead to Week 2 in college football. First, thoughts on BYU's blowout of Navy (1:00), the decision by Southern Miss and Jay Hopson to part ways after one game (8:30) and Wisconsin making a splash on the recruiting trail (15:30). Then, more postponements in college football (23:15) and what these season opening depth charts can tell us about the state of the roster at Baylor (33:00), Texas (39:50) and Florida State (42:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Week 2 storylines, games to watch (09/07)
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Ranking the top games for the week ahead in college football. First, reaction to Penei Sewell's decision to opt out of Oregon's spring season (5:31) and the Big 12's cancellation protocols for roster size (10:15). Then a look ahead to the weekend featuring the reasons to tune in to Louisville-Western Kentucky (22:45), Louisiana at Iowa State (27:30), Duke at Notre Dame (30:15), Kansas-Coastal Carolina (36:20), Miami-UAB (38:15), App State-Charlotte (41:00), Louisiana Tech-Baylor (43:30) and Florida State-Georgia Tech (47:20).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Week 1 Instant Reaction (09/06)
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Barton, Tom and Chip break down the first full college football weekend of 2020. First, general takeaways from the first full Saturday of FBS action (1:30) and what to make of Memphis after a closer-than-expected win against Arkansas State (7:30). Then, SMU's turnover issues against Texas State (19:30), Army's dominance against Middle Tennessee State (19:30) plus UAB and South Alabama's Thursday night victories (35:10).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2020
Week 1 Locks (09/03)
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College football betting picks for the opening weekend of FBS action. Game picks and breakdowns included for Southern Miss-South Alabama (4:00), UAB-Central Arkansas (7:00), Army-Middle Tennessee (12:15), Memphis-Arkansas State (18:30) and BYU-Navy (26:45). Plus, advice and tips for live betting as we head into a season loaded with uncertainty and last-minute lineup adjustments (33:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
🚨 Georgia QB Jamie Newman opts out of 2020 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news out of Georgia's quarterback room. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss how Jamie Newman's departure impacts the Bulldogs' outlook for 2020, his own 2021 NFL Draft stock and the impact of former USC quarterback J.T. Daniels' transfer now that he appears to be next in line to start for Georgia this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Pressure building in the Big Ten (09/02)
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to discuss the path to playing in the fall. First, Barton and Chip put a bow on the most off-schedule offseason in podcast history and detail what fans should embrace about this strange season (1:30). Then Dennis joins the show to give a behind the scenes look at how conferences have reached their decisions to play (9:30), what the Big Ten might be thinking in regards to playing this fall (18:30) and whether opt-outs are going to become a growing trend for soon-to-be draft eligible players in college football (33:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Week Zero takeaways, LSU loses its biggest star (08/31)
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Ja'Marr Chase opts out for 2020, the latest from training camp and more. First, what Central Arkansas' win against Austin Peay tells us about what to expect from college football in 2020 (1:30), LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase opts out of the season (14:15) along with Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell (29:15). Then, Camp Buzz takes a look at players making waves at Florida State (35:50), Ole Miss (40:45) and North Carolina (45:50).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
B1G lawsuit, Central Arkansas Buzz, playoff expectations (08/27)
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Notes from training camp and listener questions answered. First, thoughts on the Nebraska players filing a lawsuit against the Big Ten (2:00), injury news out of Georgia (12:45) and Camp Buzz goes behind the scenes with Tennessee and South Carolina (18:00), Baylor (25:20) and Central Arkansas (32:40). Then it's on to answering mailbag questions including expectations for the College Football Playoff (36:45) and whether home field advantage will have an impact with no or limited fans (43:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
CBS Sports Presents: 'Fantasy Football Today in 5' podcast
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Fantasy Football Today in 5, the fastest way to keep up with fantasy football, debuts on Monday, August 31. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Football Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Adam Aizer and a rotating cast of analysts including Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, Heath Cummings and Ben Gretch as they guide you to a Fantasy championship. The FFT crew will filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so you can make your start/sit moves, Waiver Wire transactions and trades before breakfast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Camp Buzz, AAC Win Totals (08/24)
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News from training camps as we near the start of the college football season. First, what TCU is losing with Max Duggan out indefinitely (1:30) then on to the first Camp Buzz of the season, with a look at Texas A&M (14:00), Miami (19:00), Texas (23:25) and Georgia Tech (32:15). Then, AAC Win Totals features best bets on UCF (37:30), Memphis (44:00), Houston (47:30), Navy (58:20) and more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
2020 SEC West Win Totals (8/20)
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Predicting the wins for Alabama, LSU and more in the SEC's conference-only schedule. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson break down their win total picks for Alabama (3:30), Arkansas (20:00), Auburn (28:30), LSU (38:30), Mississippi (50:00), Mississippi State (1:00:50) and Texas A&M (1:10:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
2020 SEC East Win Totals (8/19)
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Predicting the wins for each SEC East team in the conference-only schedule for the fall. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson break down their win total picks for Florida (4:45), Georgia (18:00), Kentucky (29:45), Missouri (40:30), South Carolina (47:10), Tennessee (58:00) and Vanderbilt (1:05:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
2020 ACC Win Totals (08/17)
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Predicting the conference records for all 15 ACC teams. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson break down the win totals for Boston College (3:40), Clemson (10:55), Duke (20:00), Florida State (26:50), Georgia Tech (34:00), Louisville (41:15), Miami (47:20), North Carolina (57:23), NC State (1:02:50), Notre Dame (1:09:00), Pitt (1:12:30), Syracuse (1:18:00). Virginia (1:21:40), Virginia Tech (1:26:00) and Wake Forest (1:30:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
2020 Big 12 Win Totals (08/13)
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Counting up the wins for the Big 12 teams in conference play this fall. First, taking the pulse of Mike Norvell's program at Florida State (1:30), the calming of Nebraska-Big Ten beef and Purdue coach Jeff Brohm's proposal for the spring-fall turnaround of 2021 (14:30). Then it's on to picking conference-only win totals for each Big 12 team (23:00), with previews and schedule breakdowns for Baylor (25:35), Iowa State (31:00), Kansas (36:25), Kansas State (40:15), Oklahoma (45:00), Oklahoma State (51:40), TCU (56:00), Texas Tech (59:30), Texas (1:03:10) and West Virginia (1:08:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
🚨 Big Ten, Pac-12 cancel fall 2020 seasons (08/11) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news out of the Big Ten and Pac-12. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson discuss what we learned from the Big Ten and the Pac-12's announcements, what it means for the 2020 season as a whole and what's next for those players and programs that have to wait until the spring for football competition.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Players, coaches fighting for 2020 season (08/10)
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What might be in store for the Big Ten and whether players can tip the scales in college football. First, reviewing the reporting regarding the Big Ten's potential announcement to cancel the fall season (2:30), a look at what that might mean for players (11:30) and the disappointment for fans -- Cover 3 hosts included -- if there's no football in the fall (21:45). Plus, how the players movement has grown (34:00), how adjustments to the 2020 season might impact recruiting (47:15) and what a spring season might look like in 2021 (54:30). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Big Ten schedule released, 2020 DL Draft (08/05)
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Breaking down the Big Ten slate and drafting the best defensive linemen in college football. First, what we learned from the Big Ten schedule and COVID-19 protocols (2:00) and the latest on star players opting out for the 2020 season (14:00). Then it's on to the Defensive Line Draft, with Barton A&M, Fornelli Tech, CPU and DK State going eight rounds to fill out their respective rosters (23:20) with final analysis and players that just missed the cut (46:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Takeaways from the Pac-12 #WeAreUnited movement (08/03)
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A roundtable discussion regarding the Pac-12 players seeking change in college football. First, detailing the demands of the #WeAreUnited Statement (2:30), where coaches fit in the tension between players and the system (11:45) and the spotlight that's been turned on the revenue distribution in college football (18:25). Then, what we can glean from Nick Rolovich's reaction to the player movement (34:00) and the SEC players voicing their concern about health and safety in the 2020 season (42:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
SEC, ACC schedule models revealed for 2020 (07/30)
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Breaking news from the SEC plus Notre Dame joins the ACC for a year. First, instant reaction to news that the SEC will go conference only (1:00) and then a full discussion of Notre Dame's addition to the ACC for the 2020 season (14:00). Plus, Caleb Farley and the potential of players deciding to opt out for the season (50:40) and what we know so far about the Big Ten's conference-only model (1:04:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Luckiest teams of the last decade (07/27)
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Introducing DK State and mailbag questions answered. First, the Cover 3 Conference announces conference expansion effective immediately and Oklahoma makes a move to Week Zero for its season opener (4:45). Then it's on to the mailbag, with discussion topics that include fictional QB-Coach combos (13:55), how football has changed over the last 30 years (22:00), the most and least lucky teams of the last 10 years (29:45), Miami's proximity to "back" (37:50) and whether Georgia and Kirby Smart have achieved enough given their talent advantage (45:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
🚨 Alabama adds 5-star DT to surging 2021 class (07/26) 🚨
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Instant reaction to breaking recruiting news with Damon Payne's commitment. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss Payne's projection at the college level, what his addition means to Alabama's role in the race for the No. 1 class in 2021 and how Nick Saban's staff has turned things around on the trail in the last two months.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2020
Coaching Staff Draft (07/20)
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Putting together super staffs for the Cover 3 Conference. First, updates and news including how the latest developments in conference scheduling have impacted expectations for what college football looks like in 2020 (7:44). Then it's on to the Coaching Staff Draft with Barton A&M, Fornelli Tech and CPU putting together 10-person super-staffs for their schools (17:00). Find out which of the best position coaches in the country get picked and the best available from everyone's draft board (52:20).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
🚨 Big Ten moving to conference-only schedule for 2020 (07/09) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the Big Ten's decision to cancel all non-conference games. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson were in the middle of a mailbag when news broke that the Big Ten is expected to announce a move to conference games only for 2020. Listen to their reaction to the breaking news first, then answer questions from the mailbag including how recruiting rankings are adjusted during the pandemic, Oregon's 2021 recruiting class and more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Recruiting roundup, COVID Conference Realignment (07/06)
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If schools want to travel less in 2020, here's a 130-team format to consider. First, rounding up the headliners from a huge holiday weekend on the recruiting trail (7:00) and what to make of the Ivy League reportedly eyeing spring 2021 for its football season (15:00). Then its on to the listener-pitched contingency plan for holding a season in 2020, with all 130 FBS teams arranged into 10 13-team conferences for 12-game round robin schedules. The teams are sorted and winners are picked, with analysis including how Penn State gets an easier path to a conference title (36:00) while Ohio State and Michigan continue regional dominance (48:45) and Clemson faces a much tougher draw in its new league (56:15).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Should Ohio State have more national titles? (07/03)
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Recapping the news of the week and answering mailbag questions. First, what to make of Oklahoma State's revisions to Mike Gundy's contract (2:15), the NCAA violations and penalties for Texas A&M and Jimbo Fisher (11:00) and recapping a big week of recruiting news (17:00). Then it's on to the listener questions, which include an analysis of Ohio State's overachiever or underachiever status (26:30), Dave Aranda's ceiling with Baylor (37:30) and the outlook for Lane Kiffin, Mike Leach and Sam Pittman in the SEC West (45:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
🚨 No. 1 CB Tony Grimes to UNC Instant Reaction (06/30) 🚨
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss Grimes' commitment to Mack Brown and North Carolina. First, how Dre Bly played a role in Grimes' recruitment and what to take away from the Tar Heels' top-five class ranking in the 2021 cycle. Plus, a breakdown of Grimes as a prospect and when to expect him making his impact felt in Chapel Hill. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Drafting RBs, WRs and TEs for 2020 and beyond (06/29)
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Barton A&M, Fornelli Tech and CPU draft skill position players to join their QBs for 2020 and beyond. After Ja'Marr Chase, Travis Etienne and Rondale Moore get taken off the board in the first round (8:00), find out who benefited from a run on tight ends (14:00), what true freshman ended up getting picked up (21:52) and what seniors were left on the board as Barton, Tom and Chip focused on building their rosters for the future. Plus, post-draft recaps (48:38) and discussion around the best players not selected in the 12-round draft. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Nebraska vs. Tennessee (06/25)
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Listener questions from the mailbag answered by Barton, Tom and Chip. Discussion topics include the international recruiting scene (9:30), which program between Nebraska and Tennessee will reclaim the glory of the 90s first (14:17), ranking the top three quarterbacks of the last decade (24:30), where Texas' quarterback room ranks among the nation's best (35:50), a history-driven dive into the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry (42:45) and an analysis of Jim Harbaugh's coaching tenure compared to his reputation and rating (49:20). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Underrated 2020 storylines (06/22)
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Barton, Tom and Chip rank the underrated stories for the 2020 season. First, reaction to the latest batch of coronavirus results across the country, renewing the question of how the virus might impact the season (4:00). Then it's on to ranking our favorite underrated storylines for 2020, with discussion around Stanford (24:40), the 2021 recruiting cycle (31:45), Alabama's new strength program (35:00), year three of Scott Frost at Nebraska (45:00), whether UCF's run of G5 dominance is over (54:45), Justin Fuente's approval rating (59:30), Kentucky being overlooked (1:06:50), Air Force's Commonder-in-Chief's Trophy contention (1:13:00) and BYU's opportunities to mess up someone's season (1:16:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
These 11 teams will make the playoff in the next six years (06/18)
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Answering listener questions from the mailbag. Conversations and discussion topics include the outlook for the College Football Playoff's next six years (6:45), the next school to win its first national championship (27:35), whether the national championship race is overrated (38:40) and the non-quarterback with the best chance to win the Heisman Trophy in 2020 (48:15).  'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Drafting QBs for the 2020 season and beyond (06/15)
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Who are the best quarterbacks of the present and the future in college football? First, Chuba Hubbard and other Oklahoma State players are speaking out and asking for change from Mike Gundy (1:30) while coaches are getting involved in activism at Clemson and elsewhere across the country (21:15). Then, what an Ohio State COVID-19 waiver reveals about the return of college football (27:00) and then CPU, Tom Fornelli Tech and Barton A&M draft quarterbacks to build depth for 2020 and into the future (37:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
When Barton was a bouncer for a Slayer concert (06/11)
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Answering listener questions from the mailbag. Topics discussed include recruiting pitches for hypothetical prospects (3:30), the games we'd add to the 2020 schedule (12:45), how Sean Clifford factors into Penn State's national championship hopes (20:00) and the top wide receiver rooms in the country (31:40). Plus, Barton's best stories from an iconic New Haven establishment (41:30), digging into the Illinois-Northwestern rivalry (49:45) and the Heisman and playoff outlook for Group of Five teams moving forward (54:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Turning point for Iowa, toughest and easiest schedules in 2020 (06/08)
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How coaches and players are using their voice and influence across the country. First, how Kirk Ferentz and Iowa responded to allegations of mistreatment by strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle (3:30), what it means for Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley after texts from 2013 reveal his use of a racial slur (29:00) and how the role of coach is changing as we see them joining players in marching and peaceful protests (43:00). Plus, breaking down some of the toughest and easiest schedules in the country (51:15). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Takeaways from an active 24 hours at Florida State (06/04)
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What we're seeing as coaches and players are engaging in conversations of race and activism. First, why a Mike Norvell quote upset Marvin Wilson and how the star defensive tackle used his platform to create change (4:15). Then, we turn the spotlight to allegations of a racial slur at Clemson in 2017 (21:15), how Lincoln Riley and Tom Herman have offered more than a hashtag with their stance (31:00) and the Missouri football team adds voter registration to a demonstration to honor the life of George Floyd (41:15). Finally, with players returning to campus and getting tested we are finding out more about COVID-19 protocols. What does that mean for the 2020 season (46:00)? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
Justyn Ross out for 2020, best forgotten games of the 2010s (06/01)
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Clemson loses its star wide receiver and answering mailbag questions. Discussion topics include a new way to present recruiting rankings and analyze classes (4:00), more than a dozen of the best college football games from the 2010s that most fans have forgotten (7:51) and an FCS program that recruits well, turns out NFL players but hasn't won its league in decades (31:15). Then, reacting live to the breaking news of Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross being ruled out for 2020 with an injury (37:15) and Tom, Barton and Chip reveal their choices for each adopting one Group of Five team for 2020 (43:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 1 Clemson (05/29)
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Chip Patterson discusses what's needed for Clemson to get back to the title game in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Chip previews what's ahead for what he says is the most talented roster of the Dabo Swinney era. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
JT Daniels transfer rumors, Is CFB too predictable? (05/28)
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The latest on USC quarterback JT Daniels and mailbag questions from listeners. First, playing out the potential talking points related to reports that Georgia is in the mix to land a commitment from USC quarterback JT Daniels (3:25) then it's on to the mailbag, starting with a discussion of whether college football is too predictable (16:30). Plus, stories from Barton's Ivy League playing days (27:15), projecting the Big Ten West's performance in key non-conference games (33:30), comparing programs and rivalry results in Ohio State-Michigan and Alabama-Auburn (47:30) and much more. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 2 Ohio State (05/28)
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Tom Fornelli previews the high expectations for year two with Ryan Day as the Buckeyes' head coach. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Tom explains why he's got the Buckeyes heading back to the College Football Playoff in 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 3 Alabama (05/27)
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Chip Patterson explains his pick of Alabama to win it all in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Chip discusses his optimism for Alabama to successfully navigate a tough schedule and return to the College Football Playoff after missing it for the first time ever in 2019. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 4 Oklahoma (05/26)
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Barrett Sallee looks ahead to Oklahoma push for another Big 12 title in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Barrett explains why the Sooners have more than just a top-five coach as a reason to think they'll be back in playoff contention for a fourth straight year under Lincoln Riley. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 5 Georgia (05/25)
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Barrett Sallee shares his outlook for Georgia in the SEC East race. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Barrett calls a new offense and new quarterback with no spring practice as worrisome but believes Kirby Smart and Georgia's defense can lead the way in 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 6 Florida (05/22)
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Barrett Sallee explains why this is the year for Florida to retake the SEC East. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Barrett discusses Florida's how Florida's experience and schedule set up for a potential SEC Championship run in 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 7 Oregon (05/21)
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Chip Patterson previews Oregon's defense of a Pac-12 title. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Chip discusses the challenge for Oregon to install an offense with a new OC, starting quarterback and reloaded offensive line in a year that features a tough early season schedule.  'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Coach Rankings Pt. 2 (05/20)
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Counting down and debating the top 25 on the 2020 CBS Sports coach rankings. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson compare their ballots to the final list, with a particular focus on Mario Cristobal at Oregon (4:45), how to balance the past with the present when ranking Mack Brown (14:30) and the argument for why Gus Malzahn should be ahead of Jim Harbaugh (21:30). Plus, the sliding scale of expectations for Utah (32:15), Jimbo Fisher and the end of his Florida State tenure (43:30), Ed Orgeron's impressive jump in the rankings (1:00:30) and much, much more. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 8 LSU (05/20)
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Tom Fornelli explains why there won't be a title hangover for the Tigers. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Tom has confidence that LSU won't have a major drop-off but says a strong finish to the season is key how we perceive the reigning champs at the end of 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 9 Penn State (05/19)
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David Cobb breaks down Penn State's chances to win the Big Ten. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. David previews a big season for Sean Clifford under a new offensive coordinator and a Penn State program that's closing the gap with Ohio State. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Coach Rankings, Pt. 1 (05/19)
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Debating the CBS Sports coach rankings from 65-26. First, reaction to UCLA's expected AD hire (5:00) and Taulia Tagovailoa's commitment to Maryland (13:10). Then it's on to counting down the CBS Sports 2020 Coach Rankings, with topics of conversation including how to rank first-year coaches (18:00), buying Jonathan Smith stock (29:00), Will Muschamp's trajectory (33:50), how Clay Helton's hot seat status overshadows his resume (41:15) and Tom Herman falling out of the top 25 (56:15). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 10 Notre Dame (05/18)
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Ben Kercheval discusses the Fighting Irish's playoff chances. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Ben gives his outlook for Ian Book under a new offensive coordinator and sets a high floor for the team with the Clemson game looming as the bar for playoff contention. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 11 Auburn (05/18)
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Barrett Sallee sets high expectations for Gus Malzahn and Auburn in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Barrett explains what's wrong with the Gus Malzahn hot seat year narrative and breaks down the Tigers roster strengths and weaknesses heading into 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 12 Wisconsin (05/17)
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Chip Patterson previews Wisconsin's pursuit of a Big Ten title. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. With Jonathan Taylor gone, Chip explains why the identify of the Badgers team this fall will be carried by the defense. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 13 Michigan (05/16)
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Tom Fornelli discusses the burning questions for the Wolverines in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Tom discusses reasonable expectations for Michigan, which hinge greatly on the quarterback play in year two with Josh Gattis. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 14 Texas A&M (05/16)
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David Cobb is on board for a big year in College Station. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. With a manageable schedule, David explains why he's buying the hype for a double-digit win season in 2020 for Texas A&M. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 15 Oklahoma State (05/15)
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Ben Kercheval breaks down Oklahoma State's loaded roster and high expectations. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Pokes have one of the best players in the country in Chuba Hubbard, can he carry them to a Big 12 title? Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Spring Gleaning: Notre Dame, Cincinnati, UCF and more (05/14)
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Season previews for the top Independents and Group of Five programs. First, what the high floor means for expectations of Notre Dame (5:45), Luke Fickell's run at a third straight 11-win season (17:45) and whether reloading along the line of scrimmage means concern at Boise State (25:50). Plus, UCF looks to regain its AAC supremacy (32:15), Ryan Silverfield takes over at Memphis (40:15) and why Appalachian State can lean on its culture to maintain success through coaching changes (45:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 16 Minnesota (05/14)
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Barrett Sallee previews the season ahead for P.J. Fleck and the Golden Gophers. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Golden Gophers saw a breakthrough in 2019 and Barrett explains why he thinks they'll make it to the Big Ten championship game this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 17 Texas (05/14)
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Tom Fornelli rates the levels of back for Texas football. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Longhorns have one more year with iconic Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, what's the ceiling for how far this team can go in 2020?  'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 18 North Carolina (05/13)
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Ben Kercheval on whether UNC meet raised expectations in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Tar Heels have one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Sam Howell, but can he alone lead this team to an ACC Championship Game? 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 19 Iowa (05/12)
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David Cobb previews a tough slate for Iowa in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Hawkeyes have one of the best wide receiving corps in the country, but can they get the quarterback play for the offense to lead the way against a tough Big Ten schedule? 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Spring Gleaning: SEC West (05/11)
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The defending champs at LSU, angry Alabama and more from the SEC West. First, how TCU got an 11th hour commitment for the 2020 class with five-star running back Zachary Evans (5:00). Then it's on to the notes from across the division with LSU reloading (10:23), where Alabama needs to get better (19:25) and Gus Malzahn's even/odd year relationship with the hot seat (34:30). Plus, whether Texas A&M is deserving of a dark horse label (41:15), the ceiling and floor for Mike Leach in year one (50:45), Ole Miss enters the Lane Kiffin era (59:00) and Sam Pittman looks to end Arkansas' conference play woes (1:05:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 20 USC (05/09)
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Chip Patterson previews a pivotal year for Clay Helton at USC. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Trojans are facing one of the toughest schedules in the country, yet Chip explains why he thinks this is a 10-win season for Helton and USC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 21 Cincinnati (05/08)
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Ben Kercheval previews the Bearcats pursuit of an AAC title in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. After back-to-back 11-win seasons, Ben discusses why the personnel is in place for another run the league title but the schedule might be the biggest challenge to overcome. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
Spring Gleaning: SEC East (05/07)
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Breaking down the outlook for every team in the SEC East. First, your favorite Georgia homer podcast explains why the Dawgs will win the division (5:00). Then it's on to the rest of the competition with a look at Dan Mullen's impact on the expectations for Florida (21:45), divided views on Tennessee's chances to double down on a successful 2019 (34:00), the post-Lynn Bowden Kentucky offense (43:00), the first run for Missouri with Eli Drinkwitz (52:00), pressure on South Carolina and Will Muschamp to get the offense going with new OC Mike Bobo (58:00) and an uphill battle for Derek Mason and Vanderbilt (1:07:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 22 Memphis (05/07)
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David Cobb previews Memphis' chances for another double-digit win season. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. David discusses how Memphis' promotion of Ryan Silverfield helps keep continuity with several starters back and why even though Mike Norvell is gone, AAC title contention is still the expectation. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 23 Washington (05/06)
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David Cobb previews Washington in year one under new head coach Jimmy Lake. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. David discusses high expectations for the Huskies defense and the many questions around whether the offense can get on track fast enough to compete with Oregon in the Pac-12 North. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 24 Boise State (05/05)
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Ben Kercheval previews Boise State's campaign for another MW title. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Ben points to one particular stretch of games that will define the Broncos' status as a New Years Six contender and highlights key offensive players to watch in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 25 UCF (05/04)
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Tom Fornelli previews the outlook for the Knights in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with insight from the authors of those team profiles. Fornelli, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss what's ahead for a UCF team that has given up some dominance in its own division and looks to return to New Year's Six contention in 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Spring Gleaning: Big Ten West (05/04)
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Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa battle for supremacy in the Big Ten's more unpredictable division. First, whether Paul Chryst gets rightly rated for his impressive run of success with the Badgers (5:00), why Minnesota is not a one-season wonder (17:45) and how Iowa could play a role in the Big Ten title race even if it misses the championship game (26:45). Then, small margins for Illinois (36:00), high grades for individual talent at Purdue (43:30), still waiting on that Nebraska breakthrough (50:15) and why Northwestern's track record suggests they won't be in last place for long (57:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Way-Too-Early 2021 NFL Draft Lookahead: Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields? (Pick Six NFL Podcast Crossover) (5/1)
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It's officially May, but it's never too early to take a look at next year's draft class. On this Cover 3-Pick Six crossover podcast, we take a look at the 2021 NFL Draft and the prospects we'll be watching all year (3:30). How close is Justin Fields to Trevor Lawrence for the claim as the nation's best QB? The top two quarterbacks are pretty evident at this point but names like Jamie Newman, Brock Purdy and Trey Lance are all ones to monitor (20:20). Could next year's receiving class match 2020's (29:15)? With names like J'Marr Chase, Justyn Ross and Devonta Smith, 2021 might just have a chance. We know all about Clemson's Travis Etienne but a few other running backs could creep into the first round conversation as well (36:30). And finally, why we should all take notice of Penei Sewell out at Oregon (41:45). For top notch NFL coverage, make sure to download and subscribe to the 'Pick Six NFL' podcast. They're daily (Monday-Friday) all-year round! 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Spring Gleaning: Big Ten East (04/30)
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What to expect from Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and the rest of the division. First, takeaways from the NCAA's announcements regarding Name, Image and Likeness rules for 2021-22 (4:00) and then the team-by-team breakdowns get started with the most star-studded Big Ten roster in Ohio State (16:15). Then it's on to Penn State's efforts to close the gap with the Buckeyes (28:20), a reloading effort at Michigan (41:15), why Indiana's 2019 season was a breakthrough to believe in for Tom Allen (48:00), Mel Tucker's uphill battle in year one at Michigan State (53:15) and updates on the latest from Maryland and Rutgers (56:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
NFL Draft Recap: Cover 3 Live on CBS Sports HQ (04/27)
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Barton, Tom and Chip recap the NFL Draft on CBS Sports HQ. First, setting the expectation for the 2020 class of quarterbacks (1:15) and then a roundtable approach to sleepers and surprises from the entire weekend (18:20). Then it's on to highlights from the LSU and Alabama classes and a closer look at Michigan and Georgia's groups compared to their college performance (32:45). Plus, a quick look ahead to 2021 (45.00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
🚨2020 NFL Draft Reaction: Tua Tagovailoa selected #5 overall by Miami Dolphins (Pick Six NFL Podcast Crossover)
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It's a draft emergency! After months of speculation, Tua Tagovailoa ends up a Dolphin, just like we all initially believed. Chip Patterson is joined by Will Brinson of the Pick Six NFL podcast to break down Miami taking Tua. The guys also chat about the Chargers taking Justin Herbert with the very next pick.  'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @WillBrinson For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Dark Horse Candidates for 2020 (04/23)
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Off the radar teams to watch, impact freshman and more. First, the many factors going into Clemson losing the commitment of No. 1 overall player Korey Foreman (4:30) and then Tom explains his choices of Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and other dark horse teams for 2020 (12:45). Barton counters with buy/sell rundown of teams on the rise (24:00) and then identifies some true freshman that will be having an instant impact when they get to campus (42:20). Plus, the mailbag discusses what teams, with Trevor Lawrence added, would rise to become playoff and title contenders (57:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
NFL Draft Preview (04/20)
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What NFL teams will get wrong and sleeper prospects from the college ranks. First, Barton, Tom and Chip discuss their expectations for the virtual draft (4:00) and then get into the player rankings with a deep dive on the quarterbacks starting with Tua (11:20) and wrapping with a comparison for Jalen Hurts (22:30). Then, it's on to shaking out one of the deepest wide receiver groups in years (27:00) and naming our favorite prospects that are currently getting overlooked by the consensus mock draft community (39:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
JT Daniels in the transfer portal, Spring Gleaning: ACC Coastal (04/16)
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USC's QBs, what needs to happen for CFB to start and the ACC Coastal in 2020. First, breaking news with USC quarterback JT Daniels entering the transfer portal (2:00) and then the takeaway from this week's call between the conference commissioners and the Vice President (19:30). Then it's on to the ACC Coastal with breakdowns for Virginia (24:15), Virginia Tech (29:00), Miami (38:30), Pittsburgh (46:00), North Carolina (55:30), Duke (1:06:15) and Georgia Tech (1:11:50). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Cover 3 College Football Podcast Trailer
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Cover 3 College Football Podcast is the perfect call for any die-hard fan. Join hosts Chip Patterson, Barton Simmons and Tom Fornelli, as they take you from National Signing Day to the national championship with in-depth analysis from some of the biggest names in the sport. Cover 3 offers insider insight on the hottest topics in college football, tells you who is creating a buzz and previews each weekend with against-the-spread locks. From coaching searches to quarterback battles and everything in between, Cover 3 has it locked down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
Spring Gleaning: ACC Atlantic (04/13)
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Can anyone catch Clemson? Breaking down what to expect from the entire division in 2020. Conversation topics include some nitpicking for a Tigers team that should win the ACC again (6:00), whether Scott Satterfield can match last season's impressive debut (17:00) and whether Wake Forest has been built up enough to maintain success in a reloading year (24:00). Plus, expectations for Mike Norvell in year one with Florida State (32:26), Jeff Hafley inheriting a solid defense at Boston College (41:00) and pressure to succeed in 2020 for Dino Babers at Syracuse (47:00) and Dave Doeren at NC State (55:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
Mike Gundy's plan, Spring Gleaning: Big 12 Pt. 2 (04/09)
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The big storylines in 2020 for Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and more. First, addressing Mike Gundy's plea to get staff and players back to football operations (7:30), including why 2020 is a year that he might be extra invested in seeing the Cowboys get in their offseason plan (15:00). Then, it's on to team breakdowns with the Spencer Rattler era at Oklahoma (28:30), dark horse CFP hype at Oklahoma State (37:15), year two for Chris Klieman at Kansas State (47:15), Iowa State relying on Brock Purdy to lead the offense behind a rebuilt line (52:20) and what to expect from Kansas in year two with Les Miles (1:02:15). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Spring Gleaning: Big 12, Pt. 1 (04/06)
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Looking at the biggest storylines around the Big 12 for 2020. Discussion topics include the biggest questions for Dave Aranda in year one at Baylor (10:30), heightened pressure on Tom Herman at Texas (23:00), whether TCU can return to its status as a Big 12 title contender (34:45), how Neal Brown's time at Troy is sparking optimism at West Virginia (46:40), expectations for an explosive offense at Texas Tech (56:00) and much more. Plus, Ben Kercheval joins to break down the conclusion of CBS Sports' 90's Pop Music Bracket (1:03:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Spring Gleaning: Pac-12 South (04/03)
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Whether USC will retake the division and more storylines from the division. First, the chances Oregon's new transfer quarterback will be its starter (5:00) and what a former FCS All-American is bringing to LSU's defense (11:00). Then it's on the team-by-team look at the Pac-12 South, including Utah's challenge to reload (22:45), the expectations for USC (32:00) and UCLA (41:00), what's working well at Arizona State (51:00) and trying to avoid another year at the bottom of the standings at Colorado (53:00) and Arizona (1:04:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Spring Gleaning: Pac-12 North (03/30)
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Discussing the biggest questions and storylines for every team in the Pac-12 North. Topics include whether Oregon has another step ahead in 2020 after its Rose Bowl win (4:00), what Washington might look like in year one under Jimmy Lake (13:30) and whether Cal is poised to be the second-best team in the division (22:30). Plus, why we can't quit Oregon State (33:10), whether Nick Rolovich deserves "Year Zero" treatment in 2020 (43:30) and a hard look at how far Stanford has fallen from regular Pac-12 title contention (50:15). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
What changes might be in store for the 2020 season? (03/26)
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How fall camp, regular season schedules and stadiums might be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. First, Florida State picks up a key offensive piece for 2020 and why Mike Norvell and the Seminoles might be in position to exceed expectations normally given to first-year coaches (4:45). Then, how the recruiting and evaluation process has adapted in the era of social distancing (14:30), how the college football season might be adjusted if players are further delayed in their return to campus (30:50) and Ben Kercheval checks in with updates from the CBS Sports 90's Pop Song Bracket voting (47:45). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Teams most impacted by no spring practice (03/23)
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From new coaches to quarterback battles, who will miss spring practice the most? First, starting with reigning champ LSU we take a look at the teams most impacted by not having spring practice (9:45). Then, what former Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon brings to the Ohio State offense (29:45), the best spring game setups (36:30), seeding and deciding a College Football Playoff-era all-time bracket (42:45), South Carolina's ceiling (49:30) and the Cover 3 Book Club spotlights "Educated" by Tara Westover. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
90s Pop Song Bracket Breakdown (03/19)
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Ben Kercheval joins Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson to discuss first round results and preview upcoming matchups in the CBS Sports' 90s Pop Song Bracket. First, Ben explains the guidelines for selecting the field of 68 and the seeding (4:00) and the group discusses musical trends from the decade revealed in the songs that made the bracket (9:00). Then, it's on to recapping the first round results from the Radio Region and the MP3 Region (16:00) followed by a preview of the upcoming matchups from the CD Region and Cassette Region (23:00). Go vote now on Twitter at @Cover3Podcast  'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Is Alabama in Mario Cristobal's long-term future? (03/16)
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Answering listener questions about Oregon, West Virginia, Michigan and more. First, why the triple option is the most sensible offense for Navy and other service academies (5:30), best spots for a hypothetical 5-star kicker (12:00), why the 2018 Cheez-It Bowl was a gem in the college football worldd (16:00) and whether Alabama would target Mario Cristobal as a Nick Saban replacement (22:30). Plus, Neal Brown's ceiling at West Virginia (35:00), getting Michigan over the Ohio State hurdle (42:45) and reader suggestions for the Cover 3 Book Club. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Impact of Coronavirus outbreak on college football (03/13)
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Breaking down how spring practice and recruiting have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. First, where schools and conferences stand in terms of restrictions and limitations as of Friday morning (4:30) and how those restrictions will have a major impact on the player evaluation aspect of recruiting (10:50). Then, how the spring practice calendar might be adjusted (16:30), what coaches are going to do with their free time (18:45) and more ways college football will be impacted over the coming weeks and months. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
Which job opens first: Michigan, Auburn or Texas? (03/10)
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Ohio State's salary pool, Mack Brown's recruiting wins and listener questions answered from the mailbag. First, Northwestern lands a new quarterback from Indiana (4:15), Ohio State now has four assistants making over $1 million per year (11:30) and how North Carolina has moved up into the top five of the 2021 recruiting rankings (15:00). Then it's on to listener questions, including discussions on the perception vs. reality in the Pac-12 (32:00), which job will open first and which program we'd prefer to run between Michigan, Auburn and Texas (41:30) and much more. Plus, the Cover 3 Book Club book of the week, "Meat Market" by Bruce Feldman. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
2020 NFL Combine Golden Dumbbell Awards (03/02)
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Highlighting the best player and school performances at the 2020 NFL Combine. The conversation starts in the trenches with Mekhi Becton and Tristan Wirfs (4:00), then on to Isaiah Simmons (9:50), Jerry Jeudy vs. Henry Ruggs and how to rank the wide receivers (15:00), which quarterbacks stood out and which ones hurt their draft stock (22:00) and many more player-centric observations. Then, handing out Golden Dumbbell Awards to schools and strength coaches after their players showed out at the combine (43:20), Alabama reportedly hiring its replacement for Scott Cochran (50:49) and another edition of the Cover 3 Book Club with a discussion of The "Perfect Pass" by S.C. Gwynne (59:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
Grading the 2019-20 Coaching Carousel (02/27)
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The annual coaching hire breakdown from Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson. Grades and press conference breakdowns included for Lane Kiffin (3:00), Jimmy Lake (10:00), Jeff Scott (14:30), Sam Pittman (21:15), Greg Schiano (28:50), Nick Rolovich (39:45), Mike Norvell (45:00), Dave Aranda (51:15), Mike Leach (1:08:50), Mel Tucker (1:24:!5), Eli Drinkwitz (1:35:43) and the rest of the 2019-20 coaching hires. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2020
🚨 Scott Cochran Emergency Pod (02/24) 🚨
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Reacting to Scott Cochran's move from Alabama to Georgia. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson provide instant analysis to the Kirby Smart's hire of Alabama strength conditioning coach Scott Cochran as an on-field assistant for the Bulldogs. Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
Colorado hires Karl Dorrell, Mailbag, Book Club (02/24)
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Discussing Colorado's hire of Karl Dorrell and answering listener questions. First, reacting to news of Dorrell's hire (3:45), including what former colleagues are saying about the news (10:00) and whether our expectations for coaching credentials should change given the recent hiring cycles (20:00). Then, mailbag questions touch on the role of athletic directors at top college football programs (29:15), Oklahoma recruiting (38:00) and the XFL (45:00). Plus, the third edition of the Cover 3 Book Club discusses "Respect Yourself" by Robert Gordon. Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
Who counts as a 'blue blood' in CFB? (02/17)
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The latest from Colorado's search, listener questions from the mailbag and more. First, where Bret Bielema fits into the Colorado coaching search (2:00) and why new Michigan State hire Mel Tucker was unable to pull a key Ohio-area recruiter away from Mark Stoops and Kentucky (11:30). Then it's on to the listener mailbag, with discussion on the reclining in planes debate (21:15), what Tommy Rees can bring to Notre Dame's offense (29:00) and what programs qualify to be considered "blue bloods" in college football (43:00). Finally, the Cover 3 Book Club discusses "Fooled By Randomness" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
🚨 Mel Tucker Emergency Pod (02/12)
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Instant reaction to Mel Tucker leaving Colorado to replace Mark Dantonio at Michigan State. First, discussing Tucker's fit in East Lansing (2:00), grading the hire (10:00) and whether the timing is unfair to Colorado and its current roster (14:00). Then, where Colorado might look for its next head coach (27:15) and what this hiring cycle says about the Pac-12 and its standing among the Power Five (49:00). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
Latest on Michigan State's search, Mailbag ?s and Book Club (02/10)
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The options to replace Mark Dantonio, the assistant coaching carousel and more. First, discussing Luke Fickell's decision to remain at Cincinnati after meeting with Michigan State (1:30), the other candidates that have been connected to the job and where the Spartans go next (12:00). Then, the latest from the assistant coaching carousel includes plenty of post-signing day turnover at Tennessee (21:45), mailbag questions that include conference champs with the most staying power (34:30) and a game of QB transfer roulette (38:45) and finally, the first edition of the Cover 3 Book Club discusses "Range" by David Epstein (47:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
Signing Day Instant Reaction (02/05)
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Recruiting headlines, storylines, winners and losers from National Signing Day. Topics include how Georgia, and others, have closed the gap with Alabama (1:40), the most notable prospect commitments and movement in the team rankings (12:00), plus recapping recent action from the transfer portal (20:30) and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
🚨 Mark Dantonio Emergency Pod (02/04)
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Instant reaction to the breaking news of Mark Dantonio's resignation at Michigan State. First, the many storylines tied to the end of Dantonio's career (4:00), the lasting impact of their 2016 recruiting class (8:20) and how the timing impacts the Spartans' National Signing Day (15:30). Then, potential candidates to replace Dantonio (18:30) and the highlights from his tenure with the Spartans (25:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
The road to "Back" for Texas and Miami (02/03)
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Talking Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia-Florida and more from the listener mailbag. First, weighing in on the Big Ten's proposal to change the transfer rules (6:00) and efforts to cap or limit coaches' salaries through federal oversight (15:15). Then, discussion topics from listener questions include comparing Lincoln Riley against Ryan Day and Kirby Smart against Dan Mullen (37:00), and what stands in the way of Texas (42:20) and Miami (55:00) meeting the high expectations of their fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
National Signing Day Preview (01/30)
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Storylines, teams and players to watch heading into Wednesday's National Signing Day. First, the twists and turns of five-star Zachary Evans' recruitment (5:30) and the power house programs in the mix for defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson. Then, whether Alabama's recruiting success with Nick Saban has an expiration date (23:00), what programs are already making headlines in the 2021 cycle (36:00) and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Who wins the SEC-Big Ten Challenge? (01/27)
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Answering listener questions on a Mailbag Monday. First, discussing LSU's hire of Bo Pelini (5:30), a recent report into UCLA's finances in 2019 (11:30) and Baylor bringing on Larry Fedora as its new OC (22:00). Then it's on to listener questions, including the first-annual Cover 3 presents Big Ten-SEC Challenge (26:00) and the ACC-AAC Challenge (32:00). Plus, Kiffin vs. Leach on the field and recruiting trail (38:30), the first elite program to have a seven-win season or worse (47:20) and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
Oklahoma State 2020 playoff hype starts now (01/24)
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Reviewing the winners and losers from the NFL Draft early entry deadline. First, the return of former Arizona State coach Todd Graham as the next head coach at Hawaii (2:15), Dave Aranda's staff hires at Baylor (7:30) and Georgia getting key quarterback commitment on the recruiting trail (17:30). Then it's on to reviewing who left early and who's back for their senior year, with a spotlight on Oklahoma State (26:50), Florida State (35:00), Oregon (41:45), LSU (48:00) and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
Georgia's staff hires, Clemson gets a star back for 2020, more (01/20)
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Answering listener questions on a Mailbag Monday. First, addressing staff changes at Ohio State and Nebraska (3:00), Graham Harrell's decision to stay at USC (11:00) and what Georgia's new hires say about the future of the Bulldogs' offense (18:30). Then, what Joe Burrow showed at Ohio State that might have hinted at what was to come (28:45), Travis Etienne's decision to return to Clemson for a senior season (38:00), belief in the Jeff Scott era at USF (45:30), choosing a dream Film Room crew (52:45) and comparing Power Five conferences to European soccer leagues (1:00:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2020
Can Orgeron catch lightning in a bottle again? (01/16)
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Talking fallout from LSU's win, including NFL Draft exits and Odell Beckham. First, how the title game points to the need for modern offenses to win championships (4:00), the challenge for Ed Orgeron to recapture 2019's magic again in the future (9:30) and what to make of Odell Beckham Jr.'s impact on the LSU celebration (12:00). Plus, Dave Aranda pops up in the Baylor head coaching search (18:15), coordinator hires that moved the needle (29:00) and specifically whether Rhett Lashlee can provide a spark for Manny Diaz and Miami (36:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
TITLE GAME INSTANT ANALYSIS: Joe Burrow, LSU crush Clemson to win National Championship (01/14)
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Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss LSU's College Football Playoff win against Clemson. Topics include how LSU overcame the early 10-point deficit, what it means for both teams moving forward and much more, including D'Eriq King's mid-title game announcement that he's leaving Houston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
Mike Leach Emergency Pod (01/09)
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Instant reaction to Mike Leach's hire at Mississippi State from Barton, Tom and Chip. First, initial thoughts on the move from Mississippi State's perspective (1:30) and how the Egg Bowl will dictate whether or not Leach's tenure is considered a success (9:45). Then, expectations for the Bulldogs moving forward (15:30), where Washington State should look for a replacement (18:15), the strange circumstances around Cade Mays' transfer from Georgia (22:30) and what the Bulldogs' offense might look like in 2020 (29:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
LSU-Clemson Preview: Picks, Props, Locks (01/09)
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Picks for the College Football Playoff title game from Barton, Tom and Chip. First, the X-factors in the matchup (9:30) and a Lock Fight for against the spread selections (19:30). Then, one last Lock Unity for 2019-20 on the game's total (33:00) and a wide selection of props including team totals, Trevor Lawrence and Joe Burrow passing yards, longest/shortest touchdown and more (43:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
Matt Rhule Emergency Pod (01/07)
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Matt Rhule is gone to the NFL, what's next for Baylor? Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss Rhule's fit with the Carolina Panthers (1:15), who Baylor should target as a replacement (8:45) and the latest from Mississippi State's coaching search (18:30). Plus, a special crossover segment with highlights from Chip's Rhule-related visit to the Pick Six NFL podcast (25:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
Who will start at QB for Alabama in 2020? (01/06)
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Reacting to Tua's NFL Draft announcement and a coach firing in the SEC. First, whether Tua Tagovailoa's decision to pro was a surprise (2:30), the future of the quarterback position at Alabama (9:45) and where Mississippi State goes next after firing Joe Moorhead (18:50). Then, who won the hire between Ole Miss and Arkansas (28:45), assembling our dream team coaching staffs (34:30) and the first Cover 3 2020 Mock Draft of the year (40:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
Counting down to Tua's decision day (01/02)
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Discussing DJ Durkin's return to coaching, Tua's 2020 options and more. First, the many angles to Lane Kiffin hiring former Maryland coach DJ Durkin to his Ole Miss staff (2:30), reasons why Tua may or may not decide to return to Alabama in 2020 (19:30) and whether PJ Fleck's success at Minnesota is sustainable (34:15). Plus, the "disease" that Kirby Smart says creeps into Georgia football (39:00), the latest on Matt Rhule (48:00) and Barton previews the weekend's high school All-America game (53:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
Does Clemson or LSU have a 'greatest team' argument with a CFP win? (12/30)
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Answering listener questions on a Mailbag Monday. Topics discussed include: whether 2019 LSU or 2019 Clemson would have an argument for greatest team ever with a win in the title game (3:30), what team will be overrated in 2020 for its bowl performance (9:40), Matt Rhule vs. Kirby Smart (14:00) and another conversation on Matt Rhule and NFL intereest (22:15). Plus, recruiting without a signing day (26:50), favorite rivalry nicknames (32:30), the distance between Ohio State and Penn State (43:45) and a new alternate channel with college football and coaches' headset audio (49:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2019
Playoff Saturday Instant Reaction (12/29)
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Barton, Tom and Chip recap the Peach Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and preview LSU-Clemson. First, addressing the bad breaks for Ohio State, whether Clemson benefited from a coaching advantage and how Trevor Lawrence has developed from a five-star prospect to championship-caliber quarterback in a short time. Then, LSU as a team of destiny and what to expect from the Tigers in New Orleans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2019
College football picks: Bowl Locks Vol. 3 (12/27)
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Barton, Tom and Chip pick the New Years Eve and New Years Day bowl games. Game breakdowns and picks included for the Florida State-Arizona State (6:45), Kentucky-Virginia Tech (16:45), Navy-Kansas State (22:20), Utah-Texas (28:15), Auburn-Minnesota (35:30), Alabama-Michigan (37:45), Oregon-Wisconsin (45:00), Georgia-Baylor (53:30), Tennessee-Indiana (58:00) and Tulane-Southern Miss (1:04:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2019
College football picks: Bowl Locks Vol. 2 (12/24)
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Barton, Tom and Chip pick the College Football Playoffs and the bowl games through Dec. 30. Game breakdowns and Locks included for North Carolina-Temple (5:15), Michigan State-Wake Forest (9:15), Texas A&M-Oklahoma State (14:30), USC-Iowa (20:00), Air Force-Washington State (24:30), Penn State-Memphis (30:00), Notre Dame-Iowa State (35:30), LSU-Oklahoma (40:45), Clemson-Ohio State (52:30), Western Kentucky-Western Michigan (1:00:45), Mississippi State-Louisville (1:03:00), Cal-Illinois (1:11:30) and Florida-Virginia (1:15:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
What's Penn State's record with Clemson's schedule? (12/23)
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Barton, Tom and Chip answer listener questions on a Mailbag Monday. Topics discussed include the best X's and O's coaches (2:30), the impact of online classes for the modern college football player (11:00), future expectations for Tom Herman at Texas (19:30) and Barton's celebrity doppleganger (25:00). Then, how many games Penn State would win if it played Clemson's schedule (29:00), what college-aged Barton, Tom and Chip thought about college football (37:30), whether Paul Chryst's success is overlooked (44:30) and what's to make of Nebraska falling short of expectations in 2019 (48:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
College football picks: Bowl Locks Vol. 1 (12/19)
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Barton, Tom and Chip make picks for the first slate of college football bowl games. Game breakdowns and picks included for Buffalo-Charlotte (7:30), Utah State-Kent State (14:00), San Diego State-Central Michigan (21:30), Liberty-Georgia Southern (24:45), SMU-FAU (33:00), Washington-Boise State (41:30), UCF-Marshall (48:00), BYU-Hawaii (51:30) and Miami-Louisiana Tech (54:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
Who won Signing Day? (12/18)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson offer instant reaction to National Signing Day. First, how the race for No. 1 shook out (3:30), Mike Norvell's positive momentum at Florida State (7:30) and how Mario Cristobal upgraded his defense with the 2020 class (10:00). Then, whether to panic about Clay Helton's class at USC (16:30), Tennessee's strong close and what it means for the rest of the SEC East (22:30). big moves up in the rankings for Utah and Stanford (27:30) and much more from the recruiting trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
Signing Day Storylines (12/17)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson preview the Early Signing Period. First, what to expect from the new coaching hires (3:00) with a focus on Mike Norvell and Florida State (10:00). Then, the state of Tom Herman's Texas staff after Graham Harrell chose to stay at USC (19:00), the race for No. 1 class in the country (28:20) and the pressure on Texas A&M to follow recruiting wins with on-field success (32:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
Army-Navy picks, Missouri's Moneyline Sprinkle (12/11)
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Barton, Tom and Chip preview Army-Navy, compare All-America ballots and more. First, reacting in real time to reports of UNLV's interest in LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda (3:00), then a preview of Army-Navy with our picks against the spread and on the total (9:30). Then, Chad Morris and Matt Luke land back in the SEC as assistants (14:45), the upside of Missouri's investment in Eli Drinkwitz (26:00) and comparing notes from CBS Sports All-America team ballots (36:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
What's the best bowl game? (12/09)
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Barton, Tom and Chip discuss coaching hires and bowl announcements. First, what to expect from Georgia offensive line coach Sam Pittman's hire at Arkansas (4:00) and how the move might impact the Bulldogs' future on offense (16:20). Then, Missouri targeting Eli Drinkwitz (22:00), Tom's highly scientific bowl rankings (32:30) and what to watch as the Group of Five and coordinator carousel picks up this week (45:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
Championship Week Instant Reaction (12/08)
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Barton, Tom and Chip discuss the playoff picture after Championship Saturday. First, how Oregon opened up the door bro the Big 12 (4:30), whether Oklahoma inspired any confidence in its win (12:39) and Clemson's argument as a national championship pick despite its likely No. 3 seed (21:30). Then, whether LSU is a team of destiny (31:15), Mike Norvell's hire at Florida State (39:00) and what to expect from Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss (48:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2019
College football picks: Championship Week Locks (12/05)
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Barton, Tom and Chip share their best bets for the weekend in college football. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Utah-Oregon (8:15), Oklahoma-Baylor (17:25), Memphis-Cincinnati (22:30), FAU-UAB (27:00), Ohio State-Wisconsin (34:00), Clemson-Virginia (40:30), LSU-Georgia (46:00), Boise State-Hawaii (52:45) plus moneyline sprinkles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Playoff rankings, FSU search and more with Danny Kanell (12/03)
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Danny Kanell joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to react to the new College Football Playoff Rankings. First, whether to root for a clean finish or chaos (1:30), what most are overlooking about Oklahoma (7:00) and Danny's thoughts on the Florida State coaching search. Then, what to make of Lane Kiffin as a target for a Power Five job and Chris Petersen's motivation to resign at Washington (27:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
Chris Petersen did what? (12/02)
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Barton, Tom and Chip react to Chris Petersen's sudden resignation at Washington. First, discussing Petersen's motivating factors (1:30) and what the move says about coaching in the modern era (9:00). Then, a look at Jimmy Lake and the future of the Huskies program with its new head coach (16:30) and where we think the next big news will come from on the Coaching Carousel (28:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
Coaching Carousel Emergency Pod (12/01)
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Sunday brought a wave of coach firings in college football. First, the refuted Clay Helton reports (1:30), whether Matt Luke's ouster at Ole Miss is a surprise (12:00) and what's next for Steve Addazio after his exit from Boston College (26:30). Then, the future of Charlie Strong (36:00), Tom Herman's staff shake-up at Texas (54:00) and much more from a dramatic start to championship week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
Week 14 Instant Reaction (12/01)
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Barton, Tom and Chip offer a Saturday night recap of rivalry week in college football. First, takeaways from the Iron Bowl (3:00), another dominant Ohio State win over Michigan (19:00) and how Wisconsin clinched the Big Ten West over Minnesota (29:15). Then, how Georgia will stack up against LSU in the SEC Championship Game (37:00), reacting live to Greg Schiano going back to Rutgers and a discussion of the Missouri job after Barry Odom's dismissal (44:45) and more from the weekend slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2019
College football picks: More Thanksgiving Locks (11/28)
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A second helping of Locks as Barton, Tom and Chip share their best rivalry week bets for Saturday. Game breakdowns and picks included for Ohio State-Michigan (7:00), Georgia-Georgia Tech (15:00), Minnesota-Wisconsin (17:00), Alabama-Auburn (24:30), Tennessee-Vanderbilt (31:45), Oklahoma-Oklahoma State (38:00), Oregon-Oregon State (43:30), LSU-Texas A&M (47:50), Wake Forest-Syracuse (51:30), Clemson-Syracuse (53:45), Florida-Florida State (1:00:30) and more from the Saturday slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
College football picks: Thanksgiving Locks Pt. 1 (11/27)
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Barton, Tom and Chip share best bets from the Thursday-Friday slate in college football. Game breakdowns and picks included for Mississippi State-Ole Miss (3:45), Texas-Texas Tech (15:30), Virginia-Virginia Tech (20:25), Missouri-Arkansas (23:30), Iowa-Nebraska (27:45), Memphis-Cincinnati (30:30) and TCU-West Virginia (33:45). Plus, an update on our season-long Win Totals Locks competition with an update for what's on the line this weekend (36:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Playoff rankings reaction with Danny Kanell (11/26)
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Danny Kanell joins Barton and Chip on Tuesday night to discuss the new playoff rankings. First, addressing the change at No. 1 (2:00), the importance of the eye test late in the year (9:00) and why conference championships should matter (16:00). Plus, potential rivalry weekend upsets that will impact the playoff picture (30:15) and Danny's thoughts on the Florida State coaching search (35:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Texas back-ness check (11/25)
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Listener questions answered on a Mailbag Monday! Topics include whether the Alabama dynasty is over (3:00), how to know when school's should move on from a coach (18:27), how the perception of Tom Herman has changed (30:45), Chris Petersen and Washington's disappointing 2019 (43:15) and how much popularity factors into win totals (52:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Week 13 Instant Reaction (11/24)
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Breaking down the top stories from the weekend action in college football. First, the wild scene at Yale-Harvard (1:00), what went wrong for Oregon at Arizona State (5:30) and whether Oklahoma's close wins are concerning (18:20). Then, breaking down Ohio State's win against Penn State (28:00), how Georgia stacks up against the best teams in the country (43:00), a disappointing season for Tom Herman at Texas (53:50) and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2019
College football picks: Week 13 Locks (11/21)
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Best bets for Week 13 from Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson. Game breakdowns and picks included for Georgia-Texas A&M (7:20), Ohio State-Penn State (16:50), Oklahoma-TCU (24:00), SMU-Navy (31:45), Baylor-Texas (43:00), Oregon-Arizona State (47:45), Pitt-Virginia Tech (52:00), Yale-Harvard (59:45), Tennessee-Missouri (1:06:30) and many more from the weekend slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Playoff rankings reaction with Dennis Dodd (11/19)
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton and Chip to discuss the new selection committee rankings. First, whether the committee tipped its hands with how it will handle Alabama without Tua (2:00), the case for Minnesota to deserve more respect (13::00) and how whether LSU is a lock for the playoff regardless of the SEC title game result (20:00). Then, looking at how Chase Young's return impacts the Buckeyes and the Heisman Trophy race, what the committee thinks about the Big 12 (33:00) and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Best QBs that won't be drafted (11/18)
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It's Mailbag Monday! Barton, Tom and Chip answer listener questions. Discussion topics include Mac Jones at Alabama (3:00), the postseason options for an Oregon fan (16:00), best college QBs that might go underrated (23:45), what job searches might include Butch Jones (29:15), the future of USC and Michigan State (40:00), assigning one team from every Power Five conference to go all-out triple option (48:45) and coaches and mascots that make life easier on a desert island (1:02:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
Week 12 Instant Reaction (11/17)
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From Tua's injury to Oklahoma's comeback, Barton, Tom and Chip recap Week 12 in college football. First, addressing Tua Tagovailoa's season-ending injury, including what it means for Alabama in the College Football Playoff race (3:30). Then, takeaways from Oklahoma's stunning comeback win at Baylor (27:00), Georgia's boa constrictor in full effect against Auburn (36:30), whether LSU's defense will be an issue for its championship hopes (44:30), Michigan's argument as the second-best team in the Big Ten (50:30), Minnesota's first loss of the season (59:00) and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2019
Week 12 Locks (11/14)
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Best bets and game previews from Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson. Game breakdowns and locks included for Georgia-Auburn (7:00), Florida-Missouri (13:30), Alabama-Mississippi State (29:30), Minnesota-Iowa (26:30), Penn State-Indiana (31:45), Michigan-Michigan State (35:00), Oklahoma-Baylor (40:45), Texas-Iowa State (47:15) and much more from the weekend slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
Playoff Rankings Reaction: Winners, losers what to watch in Week 12 (11/12)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson reset the playoff picture after the latest rankings release. First, why Oklahoma is a big winner even though it dropped a spot (2:30), the Alabama-Georgia debate for No. 4 (7:00), Auburn's role in the playoff race (12:45) and whether Oregon or Utah could jump a second team from the SEC (17:20). Then, highlights from the Group of Five race (21:45) and a deep dive into the SEC on CBS doubleheader of Florida-Missouri and Georgia-Auburn along with other games with playoff implications (25:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
How can programs raise their recruiting ceiling? (11/11)
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It's a Mailbag Monday! Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson answer listener questions. First, addressing Chad Morris' exit at Arkansas and what's next for the Razorbacks (2:00), whether Gus Malzahn would be involved in that search and where Auburn ranks as a top job in the sport (16:30) as well as whether we should expect coordinators or sitting head coaches to get more looks during the coaching carousel (24:00). Then, a deep dive on the many factors that determine a program's recruiting ceiling (34:30), our favorite NCAA Football video game tales and what we'd like to see from the game in the future (43:30) and whether Notre Dame will win a national championship in the next 50 years (48:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
Week 11 Instant Reaction (11/10)
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LSU beat Alabama and Penn State lost at Minnesota, what does it all mean? Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson react to Saturday's action. First, Tom celebrates Illinois being bowl eligible (2:00), how Alabama's championship contention was put to the test in defeat (9:00) and whether LSU will jump Ohio State in the ongoing debate for best team in the country (15:15). Then, Minnesota's ceiling (18:45), the heat on Chad Morris after losing to Western Kentucky (28:15), actual live reaction to the finish of Oklahoma-Iowa State (33:30), the Georgia boa constrictor (41:00) and much more from Saturday's landscape-shifting slate in college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2019
Week 11 Locks (11/07)
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Best bets for the weekend in college football from Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson. Game breakdowns and picks included for Alabama-LSU, Penn State-Minnesota, Baylor-TCU, Wisconsin-Iowa, Purdue-Northwestern, Boston College-Florida State, Oklahoma-Iowa State, Miami-Louisville, Arizona State-USC, Kansas State-Texas and more from the weekend slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Playoff rankings reaction, LSU-Alabama preview (11/05)
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Reaction to the College Football Playoff Rankings from Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson. First, whether there any surprises in the initial rankings (1:30), the preseason contender with the toughest path to playoff (6:00), where to draw the cutoff line for teams with top-four potential (14:00) and what to think of Clemson at No. 5 (18:30). Then it's on to previewing LSU-Alabama (26:40), including what an Alabama win looks like (29:00), Joe Burrow vs. Alabama's defense (35:45), keys to the game (39:00) and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Better job: Penn State or Florida State? (11/04)
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It's a Mailbag Monday! Barton, Tom and Chip answer listener questions. Topics discussed include bad clock management (3:00), Florida's defense (8:00), teams that we can't quit (14:30), Miami recruiting (23:45), what a Champions Classic of football might look like (29:30), helping a parent choosing between raising their child as a fan of Tennessee or Notre Dame (33:15), comparing the job, program and potential at Penn State and Florida State (40:00), whether LSU will be able to keep Joe Brady after this year (54:45) and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
Emergency Pod: Willie Taggart out at Florida State (11/03)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson react to Florida State firing Willie Taggart. First, whether two years is enough time to give a new head coach (1:00) and where things went wrong for a coach that drew such adoration and fanfare when he was hired (5:30). Then, candidates for the now-vacant Florida State job (15:00) and an analysis of where the job ranks nationally (25:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2019
Week 10 Instant Reaction (11/03)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson sit down on Saturday night to recap the day in college football. First, how Jake Fromm and Georgia answered critics in a win over Florida (3:00), what it says about Oregon that it can win sloppy at USC (16:00) and what Utah's win at Washington means for the Ducks and the Pac-12's playoff hopes (24:40). Plus, highlights from Memphis' shootout win against SMU (29:15), Notre Dame survives against Virginia Tech (40:00) while Wake Forest cruises against NC State (48:00) and what Saturday's home loss to Miami means for Willie Taggart's future (1:00:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2019
Week 10 Locks (10/31)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share their best bets for the weekend in college football. Game breakdowns and picks included for Baylor-West Virginia (7:45), Oregon-USC (12:20), SMU-Memphis (18:30), Notre Dame-Virginia Tech (23:00), UCLA-Colorado (28:00), Army-Air Force (33:00), Kansas State-Kansas (35:00), Utah-Washington (41:00), Miami-Florida State (43:30), Wake Forest-NC State (46:00), South Carolina-Vanderbilt (49:30), Indiana-Northwestern (54:00) and many more games from the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
Clarifying the NCAA's stance on NIL (10/30)
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to discuss NCAA rule changes, Chase Young's Hesiman hopes and more. First, Barton and Chip discuss Florida and Georgia getting healthy in time for Saturday's showdown in Jacksonville (2:45) and address this week's criticism of Brian Kelly's Notre Dame program (7:00). Then Dennis joins the show, weighing in on Chase Young's Heisman hopes (19:00), what the NCAA actually said and what's next for the name, image and likeness rule changes (28:30), and which team is playing with pressure heading into Saturday's Florida-Georgia game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
Programs on the cusp of becoming playoff favorites (10/28)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson answer listener questions on a Mailbag Monday. Topics include whether Georgia needs an offensive spark to be elite (6:10), the Power Five school from Florida closest to winning its conference (21:26), what teams get sent to the Group of Five in a relegation-inspired conference realignment (27:30) and programs that are close to hitting that Alabama-Clemson-Oklahoma level of annual playoff contention (44:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
Week 9 Instant Reaction (10/27)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson recap to Oklahoma's loss, LSU's win and more from Saturday's action. First, where Oklahoma stands after losing at Kansas State (1:30), how Ohio State added to its argument as a contender for No. 1 (14:00) and whether LSU's narrow win represents where it stands in the SEC picture (24:00). Then, a signature win for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan (29:45), Texas falling short at TCU (41:30), wild endings for Kansas and UNC (46:30), Clemson thoughts after a 52-point win against Boston College (52:00) and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2019
Week 9 Locks (10/24)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share their best bets and picks for the weekend in college football. Game breakdowns and previews included for South Carolina-Tennessee (7:00), Ohio State-Wisconsin (14:00), LSU-Auburn (19:00), Notre Dame-Michigan (24:15), Oklahoma-Kansas State (34:30), Penn State-Michigan State (39:00), Wyoming-Nevada (44:00), Texas-TCU (51:00), Arizona State-UCLA (1:00:30), USF-ECU (1:09:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
LSU-Auburn, Tua's ankle and more with Barrett Sallee (10/22)
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Barrett Sallee joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to preview the SEC on CBS Game of the Week. First, Barton and Chip discuss the injuries piling up at USC and what to expect from the Trojans and Clay Helton the rest of the way in 2019 (2:20). Then Barrett joins the show, weighing in on Joe Moorhead's future with Mississippi State (16:33), whether Auburn can challenge LSU in Baton Rouge (22:45), expectations for Tua Tagovailoa and re-ranking Alabama if he misses extended time (28:00). Plus, an early lookahead to Florida-Georgia (37:20) and where Texas A&M is falling short (42:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
Do you need 5-stars to win a national title? (10/21)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson answer questions from the listener mailbag. First, addressing some news of the day with Willie Taggart on a hot seat at Florida State (2:00), a Clemson players punishment after throwing a punch (11:50) and the latest on Tua Tagovailoa's ankle after undergoing a procedure on Sunday (15:45). Then it's on to the listener mailbag, leading to discussions on Wisconsin and the talent threshold needed to win a national title (23:00), working as a consigliere for coaches (27:15), Clemson's playoff case if they lose a game (33:00), non-Harbaugh coaching options at Michigan (39:45), Appalachian State's New Years Six chances (52:00) , the best Coach-QB combo to pick as backup for a bar fight (57:45) and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
Week 8 Instant Reaction (10/20)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson review a wild Saturday in college football. First, what to make of Wisconsin's loss at Illinois (2:00), Tua Tagovailoa's injury (9:30) and Jeremy Pruitt's sideline behavior (17:00). Then, Penn State's status among the title contenders (22:00), Oregon's impressive win at Washington (44:30), Florida-Georgia takeaways (54:45) and more from Week 8. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2019
Week 8 Locks (10/17)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share their best bets and top picks for the weekend in college football. Game breakdowns and picks included for Penn State-Michigan (9:00), Oregon-Washington (16:50), LSU-Mississippi State (25:00), Florida-South Carolina (30:30), Baylor-Oklahoma State (38:20), Navy-USF (41:35), Miami-Georgia Tech (47:00), USC-Arizona (57:15) and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
Surprises, disappointments, All-America team and coaches to watch (10/16)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson hand out midseason superlatives for 2019 in college football. First, a second chance at College Football Playoff picks (2:30), the CBS Sports Midseason All-America team (13:00) and the stories behind the biggest surprise teams of the season (18:00). Then, the best game of the year so far (27:00), teams that have disappointed (31:30), coaches on the rise and on the hot seat (38:00) and players exceeding expectations that might be flying below the radar (56:00).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
Best Oklahoma QB, Jonathan Taylor's Heisman outlook (10/14)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson answer listener questions. First, debating and ranking the best quarterbacks from Oklahoma's run of stars in the 2000s (8:46), whether a mid-tier program can level up with a Hall of Fame-caliber coach (13:20) and what former title contender is closest to returning to power (21:00). Then, Jonathan Taylor's Heisman Trophy outlook (36:00), why Scott Frost and Nebraska haven't met preseason expectations (48:30) and what Michigan needs to win a national title (53:45).

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Oct 14, 2019
Week 7 Instant Reaction (10/13)
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Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson recap a top-five shakeup and more from the weekend in college football. First, how LSU-Florida provided enough evidence to think both teams are in the hunt for an SEC title (3:00) and what whether Georgia's offensive issues in the upset loss to South Carolina change their outlook for playoff contention (11:45). Then, thoughts on Oklahoma-Texas and Baylor still being undefeated (25:30), Penn State passing a test and Wisconsin looking dominant (34:45), Notre Dame's identity (45:50) and what aspect of Clemson's win was the most impressive as it cruised against Florida State (50:45).

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Oct 13, 2019
Week 7 Locks (10/10)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share their best bets for the weekend in college football. It's a loaded card with breakdowns and LOCKS included for Wake Forest-Louisville (8:00), Miami-Virginia (12:15), Oregon-Colorado (17:00), Michigan State-Wisconsin (20:45), Penn State-Iowa (26:00), Michigan-Illinois (31:30), Oklahoma-Texas (39:40), Iowa State-West Virginia (45:30), Memphis-Temple (50:00), Notre Dame-USC (55:15), LSU-Florida (1:07:10), Clemson-Florida State (1:19:15) and more.

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Oct 10, 2019
Red River Preview with Ben Kercheval (10/09)
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Ben Kercheval joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to preview Oklahoma-Texas. First, updating USC's chances to knock off Notre Dame with Kedon Slovis cleared to return (1:00), what Auburn loses with Boobee Whitlow out for several weeks (5:45) and Dabo Swinney's ROY bus getting brought out of the shed (10:00). Then, Ben joins the show to discuss Texas state fair food options (19:00), Tom Herman's assessment of the Longhorns (25:45), how Jalen Hurts' size helps enhance the Sooners' ground game (30:15), whether Baylor is for real (39:00) and much more Big 12 talk.

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Oct 09, 2019
Where is each Big Ten coach in five years? (10/07)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson answer listener questions. First, comparing Ohio State to Georgia in the discussion of the next blue blood to snap a title drought (6:30) and whether Georgia fans have longing eyes for Justin Fields given his success with the Buckeyes (11:30). Then, which college football coach or coordinator hates nerds the most (20:33), the outlook for Virginia and the ACC (34:00), where each Big Ten coach will be five years from now (46:45) and more listener questions. 

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Oct 07, 2019
Week 6 Instant Reaction (10/06)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson recap Florida's big win and more from Week 6 in college football. First, the big-picture takeaways from Florida's win over Auburn (3:15), Ohio State's win against Michigan State (15:15) and Michigan surviving against Iowa (22:20). Then, wild finishes in the ACC Coastal (31:30), whether Penn State is a threat to Ohio State (40:45), Oregon's place among the country's best teams (47:00), the crowded middle tier of the Big 12 (52:10) and much more.

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Oct 06, 2019
Week 6 Locks (10/03)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share their best bets and top picks for the weekend action in college football. Game breakdowns and LOCKS included for Michigan-Iowa (9:15), Ohio State-Michigan State (13:20), Auburn-Florida (19:40), Louisville-Boston College (26:10), Washington-Stanford (28:20), Air Force-Navy (30:15), Army-Tulane (32:40), Oregon-Cal (36:15), LSU-Utah State (39:00), Baylor-Kansas State (42:20), Penn State-Purdue (46:00), Nebraska-Northwestern (49:45) and many more of the highlights and lowlights from the Week 6 slate.

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Oct 03, 2019
Dennis Dodd's Hot Seat Rankings (10/02)
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson with hot seat talk and amateurism analysis. First, Barton and Chip discuss three burning questions for Week 6 (2:30) then Dennis Dodd joins the show, first addressing the name, image and likeness movement in college sports (12:45). Topics include unintended consequences, common-sense middle ground and how the experience of a student-athlete might or might not change if NCAA rules are changed (22:45). Then it's on to Dennis' Hot Seat Ranking -- released this week on CBSSports.com -- with a focus on USC, Tennessee and Virginia Tech after Rutgers already kicked off the coaching carousel by firing Chris Ash.

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Oct 02, 2019
Rutgers' next move, Mike Leach, September Superlatives (09/30)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down the Rutgers job with Chris Ash fired following Week 5. First, reaction to the timing of the news and what went wrong for Ash during his tenure (2:30). Then, the different categories of candidates (12:00) for the Scarlet Knights' job and thoughts on where the program could -- or should -- turn for its next head coach (24:15). Plus, reactions to Mike Leach calling his team soft after losing to Utah (32:20) and our team and player of the month for September (47:30). 

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Sep 30, 2019
Week 5 Instant Reaction (09/29)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down the highlights and lowlights from Week 5 across college football. First, considering the state of Clemson and its claim to No. 1 after surviving at North Carolina (2:15), why Ohio State's dominance shouldn't be overlooked (17:00) and whether Auburn has turned a corner to become into an SEC title contender (23:45). Then, takeaways from wins for Michigan and Notre Dame (28:25), Penn State's emergence as a Big Ten title contender (40:00), the much-anticipated 5-star review mailbag (51:00) and much more.

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Sep 29, 2019
Week 5 Locks (09/26)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson reveal their best bets and top picks for Week 5 in college football. Game breakdowns and LOCKS in this week's edition of the competition include Memphis-Navy (7:20), Cal-Arizona State (10:50), Notre Dame-UVA (17:00), Stanford-Oregon State (24:35), Iowa State-Baylor (27:00), South Carolina-Kentucky (34:50), Auburn-Mississippi State (39:30), Florida State-Nc State (44:10), Michigan-Rutgers (49:30), Washington-USC (52:45) and more.

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Sep 26, 2019
Brady Quinn (09/25)
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Brady Quinn joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to talk Notre Dame, USC and what's wrong with Michigan's offense. First, Barton and Chip catch up on the latest with Houston quarterback D'Eriq King announcing his intentions to redshirt the 2019 season, including how this compares to Kelly Bryant's situation and what might be next for King (1:00). Then Brady Quinn joins the show, breaking down what we learned from Notre Dame at Georgia (17:20), how USC found success against Utah (25:15), why Tua Tagovailoa is leading the Heisman Trophy discussion (36:45), why Jim Harbaugh and Michigan have been so disappointing (43:30) and much more.

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Sep 25, 2019
Post-Tua QB future looking bright for Alabama (09/23)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss Alabama's recruiting win, Year 2 Coaches and true freshman QBs making an impact. First, news of the day includes injury updates from LSU and Texas, a top quarterback flipping from USC to Alabama and a discussion on how the Tide and other top teams are addressing their future at the most important position on the field (4:00). Then, more UCLA-Wazzu greatness (18:35), what's at stake for Chip Kelly and more Year 2 coaches moving forward (27:55) and which of the true freshman starting QBs we believe in as long-term answers (41:15).

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Sep 23, 2019
Week 4 Instant Reaction (09/22)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson recap a landscape-shifting weekend in college football. First, whether more was learned about Georgia or Notre Dame in their primetime showdown (4:00), how to rate, rank and feel about Auburn after its win in College Station (16:40) and the many takeaways from Wisconsin's trouncing of Michigan (25:20). Then, Pitt over UCF as one of the more entertaining games of the day (38:15), the top tier of the Pac-12 (46:00) and much more.

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Sep 22, 2019
Week 4 Locks (09/19)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share their best bets and top picks for Week 4 in college football. Game breakdowns and LOCKS from the week's edition of the competition include Wisconsin-Michigan (8:00), South Carolina-Missouri (18:00), Texas A&M-Auburn (23:19). Georgia-Notre Dame (29:45), Texas-Oklahoma State (35:00), Oregon-Stanford (40:15), Arizona State-Colorado (48:45), Florida-Tennessee (1:00:45) and much more. 

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Sep 19, 2019
Jamie Erdahl (09/17)
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SEC on CBS lead reporter Jamie Erdahl joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson ahead of Week 4's SEC on CBS doubleheader. First, Barton and Chip spotlight what's to be gained and what can be learned from a trio of conference matchups with Oklahoma State-Texas, Utah-USC and Michigan-Wisconsin (2:00) then Jamie joins the show to preview Notre Dame-Georgia and discuss more topics from around the SEC (16:15). Topics include what's different from the 2017 meeting between the Irish and Bulldogs, comparing Georgia and Alabama through three weeks of the season (24:25), the moving story of Ryan Hilinski and his family's journey after tragedy (31:15), LSU or Alabama on a neutral field (37:40) and much more.

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Sep 17, 2019
Conference Predictions Redux (09/16)
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With three weeks of the 2019 season in the books, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson update their predicted order of finish for the Power Five conferences. First, a lemonade stand in Tallahassee brings new levels of intensity to the Florida State criticism (3:45) and that gets our re-racking of conference order going with the struggle to sort all non-Clemson teams in the ACC (13:30). Then, how Washington fits into the Pac-12 title race (22:40), whether Michigan has been jumped by Penn State for second-best in the Big Ten East (31:25), an argument for LSU as the best in the SEC West (42:45) and how to sort the dangerous middle of the Big 12, which might be the best conferences in the country (53:50).

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Sep 16, 2019
Week 3 Instant Reaction (09/15)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson check in with Saturday night reactions to Week 3 in college football. First, Clemson's win, Florida State's loss and the state of the ACC (2:30), Kyle Trask's heroics in leading Florida to a win at Kentucky (20:15) and comparing the losses from USC to BYU and Stanford to UCF (30:15). Then, into the rivalry corner with Penn State-Pitt and Iowa-Iowa State (46:00) and much more from the weekend action.

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Sep 15, 2019
Week 3 Locks (09/12)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share their best against the spread and over-under picks for Week 3 in college football. Game breakdowns and LOCKS in this week's show include UCF-Stanford (8:00), Clemson-Syracuse (18:10), NC State-West Virginia (22:15), Mississippi State-Kansas State (31:30), Wake Forest-North Carolina (36:15), Iowa-Iowa State (40:00), Michigan State-Arizona State (46:15), Virginia-Florida State (59:00), Penn State-Pitt (1:06:30).

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Sep 12, 2019
Lynn Swann out, USC fights on for Clay Helton (09/11)
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Ryan Abraham of USCFootball.com joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to discuss changes at the university and the Trojans' 2-0 start to the season. First, reacting to the news of K.J. Costello's potential return for Stanford (3:00), LSU's complaints about the visiting locker room at Texas (6:45) and Gus Malzahn's dig at Alabama and Noon kickoffs (11:00). Then, Ryan joins the show to explain the shake ups in USC's administration, including the ouster of athletic director Lynn Swann (18:25), how Graham Harrell's offense sets freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis up for success (22:45), what USC's ceiling might be in the Pac-12 this year (32:30) and whether the Trojans will take care of business at BYU in Week 3 (36:15).

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Sep 11, 2019
Who would you rather be? (09/09)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson put themselves in the shoes of the fan bases across the country. First, what's next for Kentucky at quarterback after losing starting quarterback Terry Wilson for the year (3:00) then "Who would you rather be" kicks off with a look at the exciting starts for first-year head coaches Mel Tucker and Brown (3:00). Other topics in the debate include the state of the Tennessee fan (20:45), excitement at LSU and Ohio State (28:15), buying back in on USC in 2019 (36:30) and whether it's be better to be Auburn or Michigan after seeing two weeks of play from each (45:15).

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Sep 09, 2019
Week 2 Instant Reaction Live from Austin (09/08)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss LSU's win at Texas and the rest of Week 2 action. First. the major takeaways from LSU's win, including why Joe Burrow Heisman talk isn't crazy (9:00) and what we learned about Texas in the loss (12:00). Then, stark differences between Michigan and Ohio State (16:30), Kellen Mond's bad day against Clemson (28:00), that ridiculous Colorado-Nebraska game (34:00), comparing levels of despair between Tennessee and Florida State (43:00) and more.

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Sep 08, 2019
Week 2 Locks (09/05)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson reveal their best picks for Week 2 in college football. Game breakdowns and picks included for Miami-North Carolina (6:00), Wake Forest-Rice (11:30), Maryland-Syracuse (17:12), Ole Miss-Arkansas (22:45), Clemson-Texas A&M (28:00), Michigan-Army (33:45), LSU-Texas (41:00) and more.

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Sep 05, 2019
Is Texas A&M destined to be the best 8-4 team in the country? (09/04)
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to discuss his trips to Dallas and Norman in Week 1 and preview Clemson-Texas A&M. First, Barton and Chip break down where Ian Book needs to improve for Notre Dame to be a College Football Playoff team (2:00), the ongoing circus at Florida State (12:45) and the quarterback change at South Carolina (18:00). Then, Dennis Dodd joins the show to explain how Oregon blew its lead and whether Auburn is a top-10 team (25:45), the Jalen Hurts show at Oklahoma (36:20) and preview his Week 2 trip for Clemson-Texas A&M (43:40).

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Sep 04, 2019
Jalen Hurts, Clay Helton's future, Georgia is old Alabama (09/02)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss the lessons learned in Week 1 in college football. First, recapping Jalen Hurts' performance in Oklahoma's win on Sunday night (2:00) along with a review of Oklahoma State and more Big 12 thoughts (11:45). Then, an update on JT Daniels' injury and the outlook for Clay Helton and USC (16:41), lingering frustration at Tennessee in the wake of the loss to Georgia State (23:00), comparing notes between Alabama and Georgia (30:00), whether South Carolina fan frustration with Will Muschamp is warranted (40:45) and walking back some of our more egregious instant reactions from Saturday night with time to review the game film (50:50).

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Sep 02, 2019
Week 1 Instant Reaction (09/01)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson gather on Saturday night to discuss the biggest stories from Week 1 in college football. First, the many different angles to Auburn-Oregon and whether this changes the outlook for either team (4:00), the poor showing from Tennessee and the SEC East (15:00) and whether the Big Ten outlook is any different following our first look at Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and the rest of the league (36:00). Plus, time for questioning expert picks and some gloating with the most stunning and most satisfying results from Week 1 (50:45).

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Sep 01, 2019
Week 1 Locks, Pt. 2 (08/29)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson reveal their best college football picks for the rest of Week 1. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Auburn-Oregon (4:15). USC-Fresno State (13:30), Ohio State-FAU (17:00), Texas-Louisiana Tech (21:00), Ole Miss-Memphis (25:00), Florida State-Boise State (31:50), Notre Dame-Louisville (36:00), Pitt-Virginia (40:45), Oklahoma-Houston (49:15) and more from the Saturday-Sunday-Monday slate.

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Aug 29, 2019
SportsLine's Kenny White (08/28)
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Kenny White joins the Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to talk handicapping, power ratings and more. First, addressing the news of Dylan Moses' injury and what it means to Alabama (2:45), Aubrey Solomon's eligibility at Tennessee (11:00) and USC quarterback Jack Sears entering the transfer portal (15:20). Then Kenny White joins the show, breaking down expectations for Alabama (24:10), the power rating adjustments after Florida-Miami (27:17), a couple of Week 1 picks he loves (31:30) and the stats that matter when compiling information for a power rating (38:40).

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Aug 28, 2019
Week 1 Locks, Pt. 1 (08/27)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share their best picks for the Thursday and Friday slate of Week 1 in college football. Game previews and picks included for Clemson-Georgia Tech (3:00), Cincinnati-UCLA (9:45), Utah-BYU (16:10), Colorado-Colorado State (28:00), Wake Forest-Utah State (35:45), Michigan State-Tulsa (44:30) and more.

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Aug 27, 2019
Predicting the Overreactions to Week 1 (08/26)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson predict the bad takes that will follow Week 1. First, what to make from the quarterback news out of Washington (5:30) and how recent history shows us that contenders will likely need more than one quarterback to win big (11:15). Then, takeaways from the updated 247Sports Team Talent Composite and our best guesses for the overreactions fans will have after Week 1 (36:30).

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Aug 26, 2019
Live Saturday Night Week 0 Reaction (08/25)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down Florida's win over Miami and more Week 0 thoughts. First, how the turnovers and miscues lived up to the Week 0 expectations (2:00) and whether there is any moral victory for Miami in the loss (8:30). Then, whether Dan Mullen actually trusts Feleipe Franks (24:00) and realizing that the Gators 24-20 win is going to be the most improperly analyzed game of the year (33:00).

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Aug 25, 2019
Week 0 Locks (08/22)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson pick Week 0 against the spread. First, how to pick the spread and over-under for Florida-Miami (3:00) and why Hawaii might be the more motivated team against Arizona in Saturday's nightcap (19:45). Then, conference champion props (29:40) and value picks to win the title and make the College Football Playoff (36:50).

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Aug 22, 2019
Florida-Miami preview with Barrett Sallee (08/21)
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Barrett Sallee and Chip Patterson talk Florida, Miami and Arizona in this Week Zero lookahead. First, whether Florida's offensive success has more to do with its offensive line or Felipe Franks (2:30), what led to the Gators dealing with significant depth issues (13:00), what Jarren Williams' winning the starting job says about Miami's QB's (24:00) and picks for the game (30:30). Then, expectations for Khalil Tate in year two with Kevin Sumlin (35:15) and the biggest fan blowback so far from our expert picks (44:30).

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Aug 21, 2019
True freshman All-Americans, concerns for title hopefuls (08/19)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson run through the latest from fall camp. First, whether North Carolina naming Sam Howell the starting quarterback should inspire confidence in the Tar Heels (6:00) and then takeaways from a behind the scenes SI story on Virginia Tech's struggles in 2018 (14:30). Then, introducing the Preseason True Freshman All-America team (28:08) and identifying concerns for the top teams in the country (46:30).

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Aug 19, 2019
2019 Win Totals: We're picking Locks (08/15)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson offer their locks for the entire slate of 2019 college football win totals. Tune in for breakdowns, debates and picks for Ole Miss (4:15), Syracuse (10:00), Clemson (12:50), Notre Dame (17:20), Michigan (29:00), Kentucky (39:00),  Mississippi State (43:33), Penn State (50:00), UCF (1:09:45), Oregon (1:12:30) and many more.

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Aug 15, 2019
Dennis Dodd talks War on Football, All-America teams (08/14)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap the latest on Tate Martell at Miami, then Dennis Dodd joins to discuss the future of football. First, Martell's future at Miami (4:00), Jayden Daniels getting the tap at Arizona State (14:36) and impactful injuries at Alabama and Texas A&M (20:45). Then, Dennis Dodd joins to discuss his story on the future of football (32:00) and the CBS Sports All-America teams (48:50).

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Aug 14, 2019
Big Ten beef, key injuries, position battles to watch (08/12)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson detail the latest buzz from fall camps around the country. First, the brewing war of words between Maryland coach Mike Locksley and Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis (3:45) and how injuries have already become a story again for the Terps (13:15). Then, scrimmage and practice notes from Purdue (16:15), Iowa and Wisconsin (19:30), how the Dabo Swinney-Kelly Bryant ring discussion spun out of control (28:00), Miami getting clarity at QB (36:30), why Georgia's wide receiver room is not a concern (42:15) and the latest on Auburn's quarterback battle (50:30).

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Aug 12, 2019
2019 Win Totals: Notre Dame, Independents, Group of Five (08/09)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson predict the win totals for Notre Dame, UCF, BYU and more. First, with fall camp underway we check in at Tennessee, Washington and Ohio State in the initial 2019 edition of Camp Buzz (2:25), then it's on to win totals for the Independents and Group of Five conferences. Discussion includes whether Notre Dame will avoid a major step back after making the playoffs (15:00), UCF's quarterback room (25:40), BYU's front-loaded schedule (34:00), Cincinnati's ability to contend in the AAC (40:50), what to expect from Liberty with Hugh Freeze (46:21) and much, much  more.

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Aug 09, 2019
2019 Win Totals: SEC West (08/08)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss the toughest division in college football, the SEC West. First, where the few doubts lie with Alabama's 2019 campaign (1:24), why LSU might be poised for another double-digit win season (11:33) and expectations for year two with Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State (20:46). Then, whether Chip's Auburn love is justified (27:50), Texas A&M's brutal schedule (37:05) and whether Ole Miss (43:15) and/or Arkansas (50:13) will reach six wins in 2019.

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Aug 08, 2019
2019 Win Totals: SEC East (08/07)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson predict the win totals for every team in the SEC East. First, whether Georgia still has its hold on the division (5:40), expectations for Florida in year two with Dan Mullen (16:22) and whether Missouri can stay motivated in a season of sanctions (23:25). Then, Kentucky's follow-up to 10 wins (31:45), Tennessee's ability to close the gap (38:08) as well as win total picks for South Carolina (45:09) and Vanderbilt (53:01).

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Aug 07, 2019
2019 Win Totals: Big Ten East (08/01)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson predict how 2019 will go for Michigan, Ohio State and the rest of the Big Ten East. First, whether this is the year for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines (5:15), expectations for the Buckeyes in year one with Ryan Day (15:33) and the opportunity for new playmakers to emerge at Penn State (20:18). Then, how Michigan State does, or does not, get to eight wins (29:38) and the win total picks for Indiana (36:30), Maryland (40:30) and Rutgers (44:36).

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Aug 01, 2019
Cover 3 Live on CBS Sports HQ: Championship Picks
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Barrett Sallee and Chip Patterson joined Chris Hassel on CBS Sports HQ on Tuesday to make conference championship and playoff picks. First, looking for sleepers in the ACC (1:15), lots of Oklahoma love in the Big 12 (4:30), who will emerge from a crowded group at the top in the Pac-12 (8:45), whether there will be a changing of the guard in the Big Ten (13:45) and Alabama's chances to best Georgia in the SEC (17:00). Then, picks for the Heisman Trophy (20:30) and College Football Playoff (22:00).

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Aug 01, 2019
Cover 3 Live on CBS Sports HQ: Preseason Top 10
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Barrett Sallee and Chip Patterson joined Chris Hassel on CBS Sports HQ on Monday to unveil the top 10 of the CBS Sports 130. First, teams that just missed the cut for the top 10 (1:30) and breakdowns of the teams at 5-10 (6:00). Then, the top five (15:30) and who has the edge in the debate between Clemson and Alabama (20:00).

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Aug 01, 2019
2019 Win Totals: Big Ten West (07/30)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson pick the over-under win totals for the Big Ten West. First, addressing some discrepancies in Syracuse's win total (3:30) then breakdowns and picks for Wisconsin (7:45), Nebraska (19:22), Purdue (28:00), Iowa (38:05), Northwestern (46:35), Minnesota (53:00), Illinois (57:20).

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Jul 30, 2019
2019 Win Totals: ACC Atlantic (07/25)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson pick over-under on the win totals for the ACC Atlantic Division. First, thoughts on the Pac-12's proposed breakfast ball 9 a.m. kickoffs (3:00), then the win totals picks for Clemson (12:17), NC State (23:40), Florida State (31:15), Wake Forest (38:00), Boston College (44:30), Syracuse (50:00) and Louisville (57:30).

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Jul 25, 2019
2019 Win Totals: ACC Coastal (07/23)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson pick over-under on the win totals for the ACC Coastal Division. First, addressing Pat Fitzgerald's assessment that cell phones are hurting college attendance (5:00), then getting into the win totals for Miami (17:25), Virginia Tech (30:30), Duke (36:00), Pitt (43:33), Virginia (49:45), North Carolina (58:20) and Georgia Tech (1:06:50).

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Jul 23, 2019
Media Days Takeaways (07/19)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap the sights and sounds from the SEC, ACC and Big 12. First, the joys of the Alabama-Clemson rivalry in full swing with smack talk at media days (2:35), Gus Malzahn's confidence in Auburn's chances to compete in the SEC West (13:00) and what Willie Taggart did to address the struggles from year one at Florida State (19:51). Then, Scott Satterfield's challenge to rebuild Louisville (27:45), why Tom Herman is fine with Horns Down penalties (36:15) and Lincoln Riley's humorous response to questions about his offense in 2019 (45:00).

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Jul 19, 2019
2019 Win Totals: Big 12 Part 2 (07/18)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down Texas, TCU, Baylor, West Virginia and Texas Tech. First, whether the oddsmakers have overreacted to Texas being back (1:57), the health of TCU (10:36) and whether Baylor is set for another big jump forward in year three with Matt Rhule (20:05). Then, the post-Kingsbury era at Texas Tech (27:00) and massive turnover at West Virginia (35:45).

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Jul 18, 2019
2019 Win Totals: Big 12 Part 1 (07/16)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State. First, how Lincoln Riley's mere presence sets a high expectation for Oklahoma (5:00), Iowa State's shot at a Big 12 title (15:58) and where Oklahoma State's offense stands after a new OC hire (25:46). Then, whether fallout after Bill Snyder's exit should be expected (34:10) and where we might see Les Miles' impact on Kansas (39:00).

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Jul 16, 2019
2019 Win Totals: Pac-12 South (07/11)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson pick over-under win totals for the Pac-12 South in 2019. First, discussing UCF's injury issues at QB and what to expect from Brandon Wimbush (1:30) followed by some pre-Media Days thoughts with the circus starting next week across the country (8:17). Then, win totals in the South get started with preseason favorite and defending champ Utah (17:41), before moving onto year twos with Herm Edwards (30:00), Kevin Sumlin (34:00) and USC (41:30), the heat on Clay Helton's seat at USC (41:30), UCLA (52:30) and Colorado (59:00).

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Jul 11, 2019
2019 Win Totals: Pac-12 North (07/09)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss The Opening pick over-under win totals for the Pac-12 North. First, why one of the biggest storylines from the The Opening had to do with Ohio State recruiting (3:00) and who Barton thought stood out when Jalen Hurts, Sam Ehlinger, D'Eriq King and Shea Patterson were all put through workouts (12:40). Then the win totals breakdown for 2019 kicks in the Pac-12 North with Washington (25:15), Oregon (38:00), Washington State (50:00) and the rest of the division.

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Jul 09, 2019
Who found the antidote? (06/19)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down the ways college football teams have addressed last season's issues heading into the 2019. First, why Scott Satterfield is the perfect antidote for Louisville after the end of the Bobby Petrino era (2:30), UCLA's hopes in an improved offensive line (16:25) and whether Alabama had any issues prior a mass changes on the coaching staff (22:15). Then, the many ways Josh Gattis can help Michigan (30:50), the first challenge for Oklahoma on defense (41:00), Graham Harrell's impact on J.T. Daniels at USC (47:25) and whether a new quarterback is the antidote for Gus Malzahn and Auburn (52:30).  

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Jun 19, 2019
The Bru-haha over McCoy, Dodd talks Destin (06/05)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by Dennis Dodd to recap SEC spring meetings. First, what to make of Bru McCoy's USC-to-Texas-to-USC move (6:30) as well as how the transfer portal has changed the player personnel role for programs around the country (13:10) and some post-draft inside-info on how the NFL viewed the 2019 QBs (22:16). Then Dennis Dodd joins the show to discuss newfound stability at LSU (28:45), alcohol in SEC stadiums (43:00) and what Geoff Collins has done to change the image of Georgia Tech (47:30).

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Jun 05, 2019
Offseason Questions I: Ohio State vs. Michigan, Florida, the Olympic model and more
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss some of the burning questions of the offseason. First, the turnover in Ohio State's quarterback room (3:34), pressure on Jim Harbaugh to beat Ohio State (10:28), Florida's potential leap in year two with Dan Mullen (18:25) and whether the Pac-12 will make the playoff in 2019 (34:15). Then, the future for players making money off their name and likeness (43:45), what to expect from Auburn (48:50) and what we can learn from tracking the transfer portal (54:00).

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May 16, 2019
Coach Ranking Week, Part II: Our rankings (05/08)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share notes from their ballots and the final CBS Sports coach rankings. First, everyone's methodology for ranking the coaches (2:40), whether there validity in a Saban vs. Dabo debate and other notes from the top of the consensus rankings (8:34). Then, how the Big Ten coaches stack up against each other (18:00), what to expect from Ryan Day (34:15), how the experts weighed prior success in their rankings of coaches like Les Miles and Chip Kelly (46:20) and much more. 

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May 08, 2019
Coach Ranking Week, Part I: Data that matters (05/07)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by Stephen Prather of SportSource Analytics to discuss how coaches are evaluated. First, the reactions to our AAC-only rankings (3:30), news from the recruiting trail with Clemson's latest five-star commitments (10:00) and what's next now that Tigers have moved from underdog to big dog, blue blood status in the sport (15:00). Then Stephen Prather joins the show, sharing common misconceptions from what makes a good coach (23:45), the difficulties in evaluating assistant coaches (33:50), the most valuable coaching traits (43:15) and much more.

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May 07, 2019
Clarifying those Reggie Bush-Urban Meyer comments (05/01)
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to talk USC, Trevor Lawrence, Ryan Day and more. First, recapping Barton's experience as part of the NFL Draft coverage in Nashville (04:30) including a handful of players that took surprising falls down the draft board. Then Dennis joins the show (14:28) to bring context to Reggie Bush's claim that he's ready to "recruit" Urban Meyer to USC (15:00), share takeaways from recent conversations with Trevor Lawrence (27:00) and Ryan Day (36:00) and finally what it was like as a side judge for Georgia's spring game (44:45).

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May 01, 2019
Declarative 2019 NFL Draft statements (04/23)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson offer final thoughts on the college stars about to make the jump to the NFL. First, hoping for a true quarterback competition in Arizona with Kyler Murray and Josh Rosen (6:05), why scouts seem divided on Dwayne Haskins (15:10) and the two players that are locks to be Hall of Famers from the 2019 class (19:35). Plus, how to evaluate Jeffrey Simmons (29:07), why AJ Brown should be picked ahead of DK Metcalf (38:00) and what Noah Fant's stock says about the NFL and Iowa (47:00).

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Apr 23, 2019
First impressions of the Ryan Day era at Ohio State (04/18)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss takeaways from spring ball. First, how Justin Fields looked in his first spring game with Ohio State (1:50), takeaways from seeing a new offense on display at Michigan (12:00) and the ceiling for Jalen Hurts and Oklahoma (23:20). Plus, Dan Mullen's impact on Feleipe Franks (33:04), what Tennessee needs to make a jump in the SEC East (41:00), Cam Newton comparisons coming out of Auburn (46:15) and other notes from Texas A&M, Miami and Penn State (50:55).

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Apr 18, 2019
Trevor Lawrence showed up with some popcorn muscles (04/11)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson talk Clemson, USC, LSU and more in this spring game recap. First, how Clemson has reloaded (3:00) and if there might be a Clemson fatigue coming (11:00). Then, what the new offense looks like at USC (18:00), what to expect from Joe Burrow in year two at LSU (22:55) and notes from Ole Miss, South Carolina and more (32:00).

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Apr 11, 2019
Freshman QBs who could start in 2019 (04/04)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson check in on the latest from spring practice across the country. First, reviewing Barton's scouting trip to Amsterdam (4:00) and why the offensive coordinator changes at USC and Michigan could have an impact on all of college football (15:00). Then, checking in on the potential freshman quarterback starters at Auburn (32:00), Arizona State (37:32) and North Carolina (45:00).

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Apr 04, 2019
Grinch's plan for Oklahoma's defense (03/13)
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to discuss the biggest stories from spring practice. First, what Dennis learned on his trip to Norman to meet new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch (3:00) and what to expect from Oklahoma in 2019 (8:20), how Missouri won the attention of Kelly Bryant (11:01) and the many unknowns in the SEC East (14:31) and how things are going for Les Miles so far at Kansas (19:56). Plus, a status update on the Pac-12 after another year without a title contender (25:10).

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Mar 14, 2019
Golden Dumbbell Combine Awards (03/07)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson talk players and programs that starred at the NFL Combine. First, what led to Florida State's assistant coach snafu and what it means for the Seminoles (3:30), whether DK Metcalf helped or hurt his draft stock with his combine performance (12:47) and awards for the strength and conditioning programs that shined during the drills (30:17). Then, why Quinnen Williams deserves consideration as the top defensive player in the draft (38:25) and whether Kyler Murray's reported interview performance matters for his pro success (46:50).

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Mar 07, 2019
How Kyler Murray broke the mold (02/28)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson compare notes with the NFL Draft chatter at the Combine. First, a clear-eyed assessment of Kyler Murray and the hysteria around his rise (2:35), including how he and others have already broken the QB mold on the recruiting trail for college teams (11:50). Then it's on to wide receivers (16:33), why Ed Oliver's ability should quiet concerns about motor (23:55), the potential ceiling for Drew Lock (31:22) and some of our favorite prospects to keep an eye on in the draft process (42:06).

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Feb 28, 2019
Grading the offseason (02/21)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson compare who had the best and worst offseason in college football. After a brief discussion trying to identify the Zion Williamson of college football (3:00), the offseason analysis begins with a typical Clemson offseason (5:34), tons of turnover at Alabama (8:20), why Oklahoma had the best offseason (20:03) and how Tennessee won the assistant coaching carousel (29:20). Then, what Justin Fields' move means for Georgia (34:07) and Ohio State (37:20), how USC responds from offseason setbacks (51:15) and more, including grades for Miami, Auburn, Oregon, Virginia Tech and Florida State.

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Feb 21, 2019
Signing Day Live (02/06)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down the winners and losers from February's National Signing Day. First, thoughts on the impact of the Early Signing Period on 2019 and beyond (2:39), Florida State's uncharacteristic struggles on the trail (6:00) and the cost of being picky at UCLA (14:04). Plus, Florida as one of the day's big winners (18:45) along with Tennessee (22:40) and the SEC battles that defined the day (30:45), including big wins for Alabama and Georgia.

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Feb 07, 2019
1st Annual Transfer Portal Draft (01/31)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson draft college football teams based exclusively on players in the transfer portal. Tune in to find out what quarterback was taken first and who didn't pick a quarterback in the first round (3:51), the pros and cons to Tennessee picking up former five-star Aubrey Solomon (10:55), the former Penn State and USC linebackers taken early in the draft (16:15) and hear a discussion on the different reasons for players transferring (21:00). Plus, the high-ceiling Oklahoma State wide receiver that caught Barton's eye (28:43), Tom's defense of a trenches-first drafting technique (35:28), the former Florida State player to start Tom's run on the skill positions (44:53) and Justin Fields' team getting the top running back available late in the draft (53:20). Finally, Barton, Tom and Chip run through their 22-man rosters with a pitch to their listeners that their team is the ultimate Transfer Portal champion (1:15:05).

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Jan 31, 2019
Ranking hires and grading pressers (01/22)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down every coaching change of the 2018-19 offseason. The hires are ranked 1-26 and every ceremonial press conference gets a grade. After getting things rolling with a couple of new faces in the MAC and Tyson Helton's return to WKU (2:40), Les Miles' hire at Kansas is put under the microscope (13:36). That's followed by a spotlight on new hires at UMass (17:37), Texas State (20:54) and Temple (22:37), Mack Brown's return to Chapel Hill (25:49), Chip Lindsey's enthusastic introduction at Troy (30:54), Matt Wells' charm at Texas Tech (42:44) and Jim McElwain's return to ranks of the head coaches at Central Michigan (48:40). Plus, Geoff Collins' fit at Georgia Tech (52:45), Neal Brown channeling Dabo Swinney at West Virginia (58:30), Holgo at Houston (1:03:07), Manny Diaz at Miami (1:07:10) and Hugh Freeze's ceiling with Liberty (1:10:25).

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Jan 22, 2019
QB transfers are making CFB better (01/17)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss Jalen Hurts' move to Oklahoma and more. First, why Hurts' decision to join the Sooners is the perfect fit for both sides (5:07) and Lincoln Riley's about-face on blocking Austin Kendall's transfer to West Virginia (15:45). Then, how free movement of elite quarterbacks makes the sport, as a whole, better (22:13), what Tate Martell brings to Miami (31:43) and Nick Saban has yet another position to fill after the departure of defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi (40:11).

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Jan 17, 2019
Kyler, the spread bubble in the NFL, more with Dennis Dodd (01/15)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by Dennis Dodd to react to Kyler Murray declaring for the NFL Draft. First, the latest from the 2019 recruiting cycle and why the Early Signing Period has proven to be more advantageous for coaches than players (2:35), Jalen Hurts visiting Miami, Maryland and Oklahoma (11:12), the latest on the assistant coaching carousel (16:08) and teams most impacted by the NFL Draft early entry deadline (34:29). Then Dennis Dodd joins the show to talk Kyler and whether the spread revolution is wrapping up or just beginning in the NFL (44:25), share what Baylor coach Matt Rhule told his team about NFL interviews and explain what the 2018 season-long statistics across the country say about the best offenses in college football (1:03:20).

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Jan 15, 2019
Enter the portal (01/10)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson update the coaching carousel and track the latest transfer news in college football. First, what's next for USC after Kliff Kingsbury's exit to the NFL (1:49) how it impacts Kyler Murray's NFL Draft future (11:20). Then, what it means for Jalen Hurts and others to be in the transfer portal (24:47), what's next for Georgia and Tennessee after Jim Chaney's return to Knoxville (36:55) and the latest on from a never-ending assistant coaching hiring cycle (45:18). 

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Jan 10, 2019
Live Clemson-Alabama reaction from Santa Clara (01/07)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap Clemson's national championship game win against Alabama on Monday night. Recorded in Levi's Stadium (1:51), the conversation covers why Alabama lost (6:30), why Clemson won (9:07), Trevor Lawrence fulfilling championship potential (14:51), whether we should consider this the beginning of the end for the Nick Saban Alabama dynasty (23:27) and much more.

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Jan 08, 2019
Title game preview (01/05)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson preview Alabama and Clemson in the College Football Playoff national championship game. As Chip checks in from the scene in California, Barton starts the show off with observations and news from the All-American Bowl in San Antonio (1:45). Then its onto the biggest news of the week with Justin Fields' transfer to Ohio State (7:18) and West Virginia hiring Neal Bown as Dana Holgorsen's replacement (17:20). Then the title game preview (22:55), including a breakdown of the quarterback battle (36:00) and why Nick Saban is already the GOAT even if he doesn't win his seventh title on Monday night (41:55).

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Jan 06, 2019
What coaches might make the NFL jump (01/02)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson react to the latest from the coaching carousel and more. First, the keys to Manny Diaz succeeding at Miami (3:40), why Dana Holgorsen's hire at Houston works for all involved parties (14:11), what coaches are receiving NFL interest (23:21), whether there are any big-picture takeaways from Texas' Sugar Bowl win against Georgia (36:08), and many more highlights from the bowl season.

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Jan 03, 2019
Was this Notre Dame's ceiling? (12/30)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap the College Football Playoff semifinals in the early Sunday morning hours after a long day of coverage from the Orange Bowl. First, how Tua might have pulled the wool over our eyes with his health status updates, the future outlook for Oklahoma and whether the scoreboard in Alabama's 45-34 win represents the game that played out on the field. Then, wondering what Notre Dame's ceiling might be after its 30-3 loss to Clemson in the Cotton Bowl. 

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Dec 30, 2018
Live from the Orange Bowl (12/28)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are live in Fort Lauderdale to preview Alabama and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. First, after an embarrassing loss to Wisconsin what is next for Miami and Mark Richt (6:15), why Kyler Murray NFL Draft talk has been a major storyline this week (23:30), what to expect from a banged up Tua Tagovailoa (34:03) and the one area where the Sooners has a clear advantage in the game (45:18).

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Dec 28, 2018
Bowl Locks III: The Final Lockdown (12/27)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson lay out their best against the spread picks for the College Football Playoff and New Years bowl games. Barton and Chip are reporting from the road as the guys run through Purdue-Virginia, Syracuse-West Virginia, Iowa State-Washington State, Florida-Michigan, Virginia-South Carolina, Alabama-Oklahoma, Oregon-Michigan State, Texas A&M-NC State, Penn State-Kentucky, Iowa-Mississippi State, Texas-Georgia and more.

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Dec 28, 2018
What they're saying at Clemson and Notre Dame (12/26)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson report back from on-campus visits to both Cotton Bowl playoff contenders. First, reacting Kendal Briles hire at Florida State (3:00), attrition on the field and sideline at Miami (15:26), Dexter Lawrence's failed drug test (23:00), how Clemson's playoff experience is an advantage (30:40), how the Notre Dame team changed after Ian Book took over as the starting quarterback (36:27), where the Irish have an advantage in the matchup (42:55) and more.

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Dec 26, 2018
Bowl Locks Vol. 2: Hard Lock Life (12/21)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson pick the entire holiday week of bowl action in college football. This second edition of the postseason competition includes locks, leans and breakdowns for Memphis-Wake Forest (9:13), Army-Houston (14:37), Buffalo-Troy (19:12), Hawaii-Louisiana Tech (23:09), Boise State-Boston College (26:23), Georgia-Tech-Minnesota (29:12), TCU-Cal (32:35), Temple-Duke (35:45), Miami-Wisconsin (42:00) and Vanderbilt-Baylor (47:28).

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Dec 21, 2018
The Real National Signing Day (12/19)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap on a busy first day of the Early Signing Period on the recruiting trail. First, why recruiting shows that the Alabama-Georgia rivalry is set to continue for years to come (3:17), if Ohio State's slip in the recruiting rankings leaves the door open for Michigan and Penn State (8:50), whether USC is going to be able to maintain its spot in the Pac-12 pecking order (18:05), Oklahoma reloading (23:16), Miami's issues (27:15) and much, much more.

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Dec 20, 2018
Bowl Locks I: So who's motivated? (12/13)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli make picks for the first 8 bowl games of the 2018-19 season. First, a breakdown of how to factor motivation in your picks (2:08), with important notes on coordinator changes at Tulane (5:00), Utah State's skeleton staff (9:23), Arizona State's missing NFL-bound star (13:33) and USF not having to travel at all for the bowl game (25:20). Then it's on to the picks, with locks and leans for Tulane-Louisiana (28:00), Utah State-North Texas (30:24), Fresno State-Arizona State (34:59), Eastern Michigan-Georgia Southern (40:31), Appalachian State-Middle Tennessee (43:19), UAB-Northern Illinois (45:00), San Diego State-Ohio (47:10) and USF-Marshall (48:30).

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Dec 13, 2018
Teams with work to do before Early Signing Day (12/11)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss the latest from the coaching carousel and turn their attention to next week's Early Signing Period in recruiting. First, Heisman Trophy reaction (1:51), thoughts on the CBS Sports All-America team (4:14), why Geoff Collins is a great hire for Georgia Tech (11:26), the divisions of interest in the Kansas State football family (20:28), Dan Enos' promotion to the head coaching launching platform at Alabama (29:15), a new offensive staff at Auburn (35:20) and the first look at next week's  Early Signing Day (41:43).

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Dec 12, 2018
Tom Fornelli (12/6)
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Tom Fornelli joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to break down the latest in college football coaching and transfer news. First, a review of the regular season locks competition (1:33) and collection for our preseason over-under win totals picks (9:50). Then, reaction to the news of Kelly Bryant transferring to Missouri (14:55), debating how long it will take Scott Satterfield to turn Louisville into an ACC contender (23:36), thoughts on Mike Locksley to Maryland (33:32), Colorado getting a mostly-blind thumbs up on the Mel Tucker hire (42:00), new UMass head coach Walt Bell and new Charlotte head coach Will Healy as young stars on the rise in the industry (47:21) and under-the-radar bowl games to circle on your holiday calendar (55:48).

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Dec 06, 2018
Urban Meyer stepping down at Ohio State (12/4)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson provide instant reaction to Urban Meyer's retirement as Ohio State's coach. First, why the recruiting calendar and the Early Signing Period played a crucial role in the timing of this announcement (1:25), how Urban Meyer set the tone for recruiting in the modern era in the early 2000s (9:38), comparing Ryan Day's hire at Oho State to Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma (11:38), what to expect from Day and the Buckeyes immediately and what's next for Meyer (19:30) and listener questions, including 2019 recruiting impact and what's next for Greg Schiano (27:45).

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Dec 04, 2018
Living in a Golden Era of College Football (12/2)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson react to the College Football Playoff and highlight the best bowls for the 2018-19 postseason. First, why our eyes, and the eye test can't be trusted (1:00), the most enticing bowl matchups (13:01), takeaways from Alabama's epic comeback against Georgia (23:30) and Oklahoma's revenge win against Texas (35:58). Plus, thoughts on Clemson and reasons to believe we are experiencing a golden era in college football (48:20).

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Dec 03, 2018
Week 14 Locks: Our first-ever Zip-Lock (11/29)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli conclude the regular season of their competition with championship week picks. This week's card includes breakdowns and picks for Washington-Utah (7:45), Alabama-Georgia (13:30), Oklahoma-Texas (19:55), Ohio State-Northwestern (32:00), Boise State-Fresno State (38:50), Clemson-Pitt (41:15), UCF-Memphis (48:58) and more, including action on Saturday's make-up games at South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

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Nov 29, 2018
Mack to the Future (11/28)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down Mack Brown's hire at North Carolina and the College Football Playoff race. First, reacting to the new College Football Playoff rankings and a preview of the different scenarios involving the three-way battle for fourth between Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State (1:30). Then, whether Memphis can end UCF's 24-game winning streak (9:38), why Mack Brown and North Carolina need each other right now (19:15), wondering if Gus Malzahn's long-term fate at Auburn is already sealed (37:10) and if USC can actually fix its issues by hiring new assistants for Clay Helton (47:00).

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Nov 28, 2018
Playoff drama, coaching carousel starts to spin (11/25)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down Week 13 and the latest head coach firings in college football. Up first is yet another reassessment of Ohio State's playoff chances following its statement win against Michigan (2:00) and what the result says about the Wolverines (12:00), then it's on to Oklahoma and Washington's Friday night wins (24:00), USC's decision to keep Clay Helton (30:00), the many twists and turns in Texas A&M's seven-overtime, 74-72 win against LSU (42:00) and reaction the firing of Larry Fedora at North Carolina and Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech (54:00).

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Nov 25, 2018
Week 13 Locks: Stuffed with turkey and Lock Unity (11/21)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame make against the spread and over under picks for Week 13 in college football. This week's show breaks down Oklahoma-West Virginia (8:30), the Egg Bowl (13:15), Virginia-Virginia Tech (17:20), the Iron Bowl (19:30), Notre Dame-USC (22:15), Florida-Florida State (27:45), Texas A&M-LSU (34:00), Michigan-Ohio State (41:00) and much, much more.

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Nov 21, 2018
The Cover 3 era begins! (11/20)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down the College Football Playoff picture. First, UCF makes a move (4:30), preview of Friday's action between Oklahoma and West Virginia and Washington at Washington State (12:30). Then Dennis Dodd joins the show live from Kansas State to share what Les Miles told him on the day he was introduced at Kansas (28:00), candidates for Colorado and the potential USC opening (35:00), future of Bill Snyder with the Wildcats (42:00) and much more.

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Nov 21, 2018
Did UCF do enough to change its playoff future? (11/18)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap Week 12 in college football. First, Ohio State as the least attractive 10-1 team in the country (2:00), Notre Dame living up to its title-contending billing (15:30), if UCF's win against Cincinnati changes its playoff status (27:30), Major Applewhite vs. Ed Oliver (30:30), Les Miles' hire at Kansas (36:45) and where  Colorado might look next after parting ways with Mike MacIntyre (43:00).

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Nov 18, 2018
Week 12 Locks: The Dentist is on a roll (11/15)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame make against the spread and over under picks for Week 12 in college football. This week's locks show breaks down Texas A&M-UAB (10:30), Notre Dame-Syracuse (15:45), West Virginia-Oklahoma State (21:30), UCF-Cincinnati (25:00), Nebraska-Michigan State (28:00), Miami-Virginia Tech (33:00), Boston College-Florida State (36:30), Vanderbilt-Ole Miss (44:30) and many more of the best games and picks from Week 12. Episode brought to you by ZipRecruiter. 

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Nov 15, 2018
Ohio State is going to look a lot different if it beats Michigan (11/13)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson provide instant reaction to the new College Football Playoff rankings. First, debating if the top six is going to hold (2:30) how to stack up the best Group of Five teams (7:00) and a reassessment of Ohio State's playoff chances (11:30). Plus, how to view Iowa State and it's Big 12 chances ahead of Texas (18:50), Ian Book returning for Notre Dame-Syracuse (28:00) and Zach Smith drama continues for Ohio State (41:00).

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Nov 14, 2018
Bobby Petrino's out, is USC's Clay Helton next? (11/11)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap Week 11 in college football. First up is Bobby Petrino's firing at Louisville and what's next for the Cardinals (2:00), Alabama looking mortal against Mississippi State (10:00) and how the Tide stack up against the likes of Georgia and Clemson (20:00). Plus, why its so hard to hang on to Clay Helton at USC (28:00), Oklahoma's argument as one of the best teams in the country (34:00) and what we learned from Ohio State in relation to its matchup with Michigan at the end of the year (39:00).

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Nov 11, 2018
Week 11 Locks (11/8)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame make against the spread and over under picks for Week 11 in college football. Games included in this week's locks include Alabama-Mississippi State (7:30), Syracuse-Louisville (13:45), Georgia-Auburn (20:30), Clemson-Boston College (24:00), Texas A&M-Ole Miss (26:45), Kansas State-Kansas (32:30), Miami-Georgia Tech (35:00), Ohio State-Michigan State (39:30), Oklahoma-Oklahoma State (49:30), Notre Dame-Florida State (53:15) and many more.

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Nov 08, 2018
Okay, so who gets left out? (11/7)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson offer live reaction to the new College Football Playoff rankings. First Barton and Chip discuss the new top 25 from the committee predict what school will get left out on Selection Sunday (2:30), then Dennis Dodd joins the show, breaking down Alabama-LSU and discussing what he learned meeting Tua Tagovailoa's family (22:00), whether Les Miles is interested in the Kansas job (28:00) and other predictions from the upcoming coaching carousel (40:00). 

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Nov 07, 2018
Ross Tucker (11/6)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by former All-Ivy League OL and NFL player Ross Tucker to talk all things college football. First, Barton and Chip discuss Willie Taggart shaking up the responsibilities on his coaching staff (5:00) and whether Washington State should be on upset alert at Colorado (8:15). Then Ross Tucker joins the show to preview Penn State-Wisconsin and diagnose why both teams haven't met expectations (14:40), discuss why quarterbacks are more prepared for to play early (28:30) and the many NFL teams that might be interested in Lincoln Riley this offseason (39:00).

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Nov 06, 2018
Everything is going according to the script for Alabama (11/4)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap Week 10 action in college football. The conversation starts with what we learned from Alabama's win against LSU (2:00) and where the Tide might find competition between now and the end of the regular season. Then it's on to what Barton saw from Georgia and Kentucky (10:30), if Clemson is on Alabama's level (25:00), how to compare Notre Dame and Oklahoma (38:45) and much, much more.

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Nov 05, 2018
Week 10 Locks: The Game of the Year of the Century (11/1)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame make against the spread and over-under picks for Alabama-LSU and rest of the Week 10 slate in college football. Tune in for breakdowns of Florida-Missouri (6:30), Alabama-LSU (10:25). Georgia-Kentucky (18:30), Texas-West Virginia (25:20), Miami-Duke (31:00), Army-Air Force (33:45), Washington-Stanford (35:15), Notre Dame-Northwestern (39:00), FIU-FAU (42:25), Ohio State-Nebraska (54:00) and many more. Episode brought to you by ZipRecruiter.com. 

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Nov 01, 2018
What the committee is telling us (10/30)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson provide instant reactions to College Football Playoff rankings and discuss the biggest news of the week. First what we learned about the committee on Tuesday (2:00) then putting Notre Dame on upset alert (16:30), DJ Durkin's return to Maryland (25:00), Urban Meyer addressing his future with Ohio State (37:00) and Clay Helton changing things up at USC (47:00).

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Oct 31, 2018
Better fight: Gundy vs. Herman or Mullen vs. Mason? (10/28)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson react to a weekend of shakeups in college football, including Oklahoma State's win against Texas and Clemson's rout of Florida State. First is a debate of whether FSU would be any better off with Jimbo Fisher right now (3:00), what we've seen from Clemson to solidify contender status (12:30), how we think fights would really play out between Mike Gundy-Tom Herman and Dan Mullen-Derek Mason (20:30), Texas' realm of Back-ness (22:30), the Georgia-Kentucky SEC East title game we've always asked for (28:00), Penn State's place in a wild Big Ten (45:00) and much, much more.

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Oct 28, 2018
Week 9 Locks: 3 Lock Fights highlight 26-pick week (10/25)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame lay out their card of locks for the weekend ahead in college football. There's no love lost on this tense, Lock Fight-filled episode, which focuses in on Texas-Oklahoma State (8:00), Miami-Boston College (14:30), Mississippi State-Texas A&M (20:45), Louisville-Wake Forest (25:00), Georgia-Florida (28:45), Michigan State-Purdue (34:00), Clemson-Florida State (40:00), Houston-South Florida (45:00), Notre Dame-Navy (50:00) and many more games from the weekend slate.

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Oct 25, 2018
Andy Staples (10/23)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples to talk Urban Meyer, Florida-Georgia and more. First, breaking down Jalen Hurts' minor injury (6:00), a bad week for TCU (12:00) and what Texas can prove at Oklahoma State (19:00). Then Andy joins the show to share some of his favorite memories from Florida-Georgia (26:00), diagnose what's wrong at Ohio State (29:45), point out what Dan Mullen has done that's worked so well (39:00) and help figure out where Notre Dame fits in the national title picture (45:40).

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Oct 23, 2018
Does Ohio State look like a playoff team? (10/21)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down the big takeaways from Week 8, starting with Ohio State's loss at Purdue. While the playoff is still on the table for the Buckeyes, Barton and Chip wonder if the flaws that Purdue exposed could limit their ability to run the table (3:00). Plus, what this win means for Jeff Brohm (18:00) and why Michigan looks ready to make its run at the Big Ten title (23:00). Then it's on to other notable headlines from Oklahoma (27:30) and Clemson (30:00), Jeremy Pruitt's comments about his team (35:00) and the Pac-12 North title race (49:30).

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Oct 21, 2018
Week 8 Locks: 4 out of 5 dentists recommend Auburn (10/18)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame lay out their card of locks for the weekend ahead in college football. Tune in for against-the-spread and over-under breakdowns for Clemson-NC State (9:30), Ohio State-Purdue (21:30), LSU-Mississippi State (29:00), Michigan-Michigan State (40:30), Nebraska-Minnesota (46:30), USC-Utah (49:00), Washington State-Oregon (52:30), Auburn-Ole Miss (58:15) and much, much more.

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Oct 18, 2018
Dennis Dodd (10/17)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by CBS Sports senior college football columnist Dennis Dodd to discuss tough times at Auburn and preview Michigan-Michigan State. Barton and Chip open the show with a way-too-early playoff debate: will a two-loss make the playoff (3:00)? Then Dennis joins the show to break down the unrest about Gus Malzahn at Auburn (17:00), why Hate Week is the best for Michigan-Michigan State (30:15) and what he learned spending time with Seth Littrell at North Texas (35:00). Episode brought to you by ZipRecruiter.com. 

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Oct 17, 2018
Heart says Ducks, head says Cougs (10/16)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss injury news from across the country and highlight selections from their Midseason All-America ballots. Conversation topics include Nick Bosa withdrawing from Ohio State (6:00), Gus Malzahn under fire at Auburn (14:00), some big injury news at Oregon ahead of another huge Pac-12 North game (20:00) and a breakdown of both ballots submitted for the CBS Sports Midseason All-America team (31:30).

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Oct 16, 2018
Dishing out credit and blame after a chaotic Week 7 (10/14)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap an upset-filled week in college football. Topics include Michigan State making us look foolish (3:45), what to make of Georgia and LSU after the Bulldogs loss in Death Valley (16:45), major shifts in the Big 12 outlook (26:50), the big takeaways from Oregon-Washington (38:00) and much more.

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Oct 14, 2018
Week 7 Locks: Lock Unity in the Pac-12, a Lock Fight in the SEC (10/11)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame lay out their card of locks for the college football weekend. Tune in for against the spread and over/under breakdowns for Washington-Oregon (9:00), Georgia-LSU (16:30), Northwestern-Nebraska (21:45), Miami-Virginia (28:00), Michigan-Wisconsin (33:00), West Virginia-Iowa State (45:00) and more.

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Oct 11, 2018
Brady Quinn (10/9)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by Brady Quinn for a wide-ranging discussion covering Notre Dame, Ohio State, USC and more. First, addressing some news with Oklahoma firing Mike Stoops (2:00) and West Virginia hitting the road to take on Iowa State (15:00). Then Brady Quinn joins the show (21:00), diagnosing why USC hasn't been able to close the gap with the elite teams in college football,  discussing how Texas' upset of Oklahoma changes the Big 12 picture (31:00), the key to Notre Dame's strong start (34:00), why Dwayne Haskins has been more deserving than Tua Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy love (40:45) and more.

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Oct 09, 2018
We're believing this Notre Dame team is different (10/7)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap the most significant results and fallout from Week 6 in college football. Takeaways and breakdowns included for Texas-Oklahoma (2:30), Florida-LSU (14:00), Notre Dame-Virginia Tech (19:45), Texas A&M-Kentucky (29:30) and many more of the biggest games from the weekend.

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Oct 07, 2018
Week 6 Locks: Tom Herman as a dog, Wunders, more principles in play (10/4)
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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli compete to out-pick each other with the most against the spread and over-under winners. This week's slate includes: BYU-Utah State (8:30), Texas A&M-Kentucky (12:15), Oklahoma-Texas (16:20), Michigan-Maryland (22:20), Baylor-Kansas State (26:50), Miami-Florida State (28:50), Ohio State-Indiana (34:45), Navy-Air Force (38:30), Clemson-Wake Forest (41:25), Auburn-Mississippi State (47:15) and many more of the best games and sides for Week 6.

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Oct 04, 2018
Kyler vs. Baker, Hot Seat updates (10/3)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by Dennis Dodd to preview the Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas. Topics include: Barton and Chip taking a look at the 247Sports Team Talent Composite compared to the results on the field in 2018 (2018), Dennis pitching the notion that Oklahoma's offense is better with Kyler Murray (21:00) and an update on the CBS Sports Hot Seat Rankings, including a new look at Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh (39:00). Episode brought to you by ZipRecruiter.com. 

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Oct 03, 2018
Take that for data! (10/2)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by Bill Connelly for a discussion on advanced stats in college football and what the numbers say about the 2018 season so far. First, a look at the hot seat talk at Louisville ahead of this week's Georgia Tech game (2:00) and a reassessment of Auburn heading into this week's clash with Mississippi State (11:45). Then Bill Connelly of SB Nation and Football Outsiders joins to explain S&P+ (19:00), break down LSU's turnover luck (23:30), talk the difference between "best team" and "most deserving team," plus a lot more including how to evaluate Notre Dame (33:30) and where coaches do and don't use advanced stats in today's game (42:00).

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Oct 02, 2018
Ohio State showed Penn State what elite looks like (9/30)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap the biggest results and storylines from Week 5 in college football. Barton has returned from being on the scene at Penn State, where Ohio State showed its championship caliber in storming back in the fourth quarter for the one-point win (2:00). Other topics include why LSU provided more reasons to believe its among the best teams in the country (21:00), Clemson's ceiling with its current quarterbacks (28:15), whether it's too early to buy into Notre Dame as a playoff contender (38:00) and much more.

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Sep 30, 2018
Week 5 Locks: 24 winners for the weekend (9/27)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame for their weekly competition picking college football betting lines and totals. No lock fights this week, but a handful of lock agreements as the group breaks down Notre Dame-Stanford (9:30), TCU-Iowa State (16:30), LSU-Ole Miss (23:00), Florida State-Louisville (30:30), USC-Arizona (39:00), Washington-BYU (47:00) and many more from the Week 5 slate.

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Sep 27, 2018
Notre Dame's ceiling, calling upsets and more with Aaron Taylor (9/26)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss Kelly Bryant's transfer from Clemson and are joined by CBS Sports Network's Aaron Taylor to preview Notre Dame-Stanford. First, why the numbers back up Dabo's decision to name Trevor Lawrence the starter (9:15) and the big-time SEC East showdown between South Carolina and Kentucky (17:50). Then Aaron Taylor joins the show with stories from the scene of ODU's upset against Virginia Tech (25:00), reasons why Notre Dame could be playoff-bound (31:45) and the offensive lines in the running for the country's best (40:00).

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Sep 26, 2018
The new redshirt rule is changing the transfer game (9/25)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss a busy week of transfer-related news and hand out some superlatives for the first quarter of the season. After discussing Trevor Lawrence getting named the starter at Clemson (3:00), the unintended consequences of the redshirt rule in college football (13:30) and an early look ahead to Dan Mullen's return to Starkville in Week 5 (25:05), Barton and Chip hand out some superlatives for the first quarter of the season (34:00). Awards include most surprising/disappointing teams, the preseason predictions we want back (40:00), best coaching job so far and more.

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Sep 25, 2018
We're ready for Texas to break our hearts again (9/23)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson react to the biggest games and storylines coming out of a wild Week 4 in college football. Topics include Alabama reaching mythic status (1:00), the crazy Stanford-Oregon finish and other bad beats (15:00), Barton's love for this Kentucky team (25:00), buying back into Texas (again) and sorting out the Big 12 (37:30) plus much more. 

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Sep 24, 2018
Week 4 Locks: Who's ready for a Lock Fight? (9/20)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame for their weekly meeting of the minds picking against the spread and over-under totals in college football. This week's showdown includes our first Lock Fights of the season, some Lock Agreements and breakdowns for TCU-Texas (7:30), Stanford Oregon (13:15), USC-Washington State (17:00), Wisconsin-Iowa (23:30), Notre Dame-Wake Forest (28:45), Washington-Arizona State (41:00) and much more. Use Promo Code "KICKOFF" when you sign up for SportsLine to get your first month for just $1. 

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Sep 20, 2018
Decided Schematic Advantage (9/19)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss why the Week 4 slate is the most intriguing of the year (3:00), the war of words between Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Vanderbilt's Derek Mason (7:00) and whether to buy into the growing excitement around Boston College (15:30). Then its a ranking of the top offensive-defensive coach-coordinator pairs in college football (24:00), comparing the decided schematic advantages at Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson, Georgia and more. 

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Sep 19, 2018
Stanford Steve (9/18)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss the return of Urban Meyer (1:30), Nebraska's rough start and what to expect from the Cornhuskers moving forward (7:30) then welcome in ESPN's Stanford Steve. Topics include Texas (13:45), USC (20:00), the loudest stadiums and craziest atmospheres (25:00) and why we should pump the brakes with Florida State (32:30).

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Sep 18, 2018
Teams that started to show their true colors in Week 3 (9/16)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap what was the first truly landscape-altering week in college football, as teams' identities started to become more clear following a busy Week 3. Florida State looks bad (2:30) and USC isn't looking close to a playoff contender (7:00) but LSU now has the SEC title race coming through Baton Rouge after beating Auburn (12:00). Plus, why Ohio State and TCU look more dangerous after Saturday night (28:00), whether it's too early to write off Wisconsin (39:00) and much more.

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Sep 17, 2018
Week 3 Locks: Auburn-LSU, Washington-Utah, more (9/13)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson make against-the-spread and over-under picks in their LOCKS battle in Week 3. This week's episode includes locks, game breakdowns and leans for Auburn-LSU (7:30), Duke-Baylor (16:30), Nebraska-Troy (20:45), Alabama-Ole Miss (23:00), Washington-Utah (27:00), Arizona State-San Diego State (33:00), Ohio State-TCU (43:45), USC-Texas (46:00) and many more from the weekend slate.

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Sep 13, 2018
How TCU's Rose Bowl win led to Week 3 game vs. OSU (9/12)
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to discuss his takeaways from a visit to Texas A&M (15:30), inclined how the Aggies look in comparison to Texas (20:00) and wonder why Clay Helton isn't more popular at USC (26:45). Plus  what Dennis learned from TCU, including behind-the-scenes of how the Ohio State game came together (30:30) and finally the competing interests in the QB decisions at Alabama (35:00).

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Sep 12, 2018
Players that are making a buzz (9/11)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson take a deep dive into under the radar players breaking through early in the 2018 season. First, the latest on Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez (2:00), Oklahoma losing Rodney Anderson for the year (7:15) and whether Pat Fitzgerald's comments on RPOs are fair (15:45). Then it's on to players that are buzzing through two weeks of action (23:00) and a complete rethinking of the pecking order in the SEC East (46:20).

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Sep 11, 2018
It's Week 2 and the transitive property is blowing our minds (9/9)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap the best from Week 2 in college football, leading off with Arizona State's ceiling in 2018 with Herm Edwards (4:00), where USC fells short against Stanford (12:00), Georgia's knockout blow to the SEC East (18:00), Kelly Bryant's impressive night at Texas A&M (26:00) and whether Ohio State can capitalize on a statement game against TCU (33:30). Plus, Colorado-Nebraska was a highlight (37:30), Iowa and Iowa State might both be really good (45:00), a costly win for Duke at Northwestern (50:00) and much, much more from Week 2.

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Sep 09, 2018
Week 2 Locks: Picks for Georgia-South Carolina, Stanford-USC and more (9/6)
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson convene to battle at the books with their LOCKS for Week 2. Tune in for game breakdowns, against the spread and/or over-under picks for Georgia-South Carolina (5:30), Stanford-USC (12:00), Northwestern-Duke (16:15), Mississippi State-Kansas State (20:45). Penn State-Pittsburgh (26:30), Memphis-Navy (31:00), Maryland-Bowling Green (46:30), Iowa-Iowa State (48:30), Michigan State-Arizona State (56:45) and plenty more from the weekend slate.

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Sep 06, 2018
The Sabanization of the SEC East (9/5)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson look ahead to one of the biggest matchups of the year in the SEC East with Georgia traveling to South Carolina, starting a conversation about the bright future of division and how Nick Saban's influence reaches beyond his former coordinators getting head coaching jobs (3:00). Then it's on to Around The World, getting an insiders look at South Carolina with JC Shurburtt of The Big Spur (12:50), Georgia with Rusty Mansell (25:10) of Dawgs247 and USC-Stanford with Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Network (37:30).
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Sep 05, 2018
Grading the debuts for first-year coaches (9/4)
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With Week 1 finally in the books following an extended weekend, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson return to discuss news at LSU and reaction to Sunday night's win against Miami (2:30), including whether expectations should be adjusted for the Hurricanes (7:00) and whether Virginia Tech should be the  new favorite in the ACC Coastal after beating Florida State (13:30). Plus, is the FSU panic worthy of the hyperbole (22:30) and our grades for all the first year coaches in their Week 1 debut (34:30).

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Sep 04, 2018
50ish Overeactions to Week 1 (9/2)
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The first full week of the college football season is not done yet, but Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are here with dozens of overreactions to what we saw on the weekend. Game breakdowns and overreactions for judgement for this week include what to make of Notre Dame and Michigan (4:00), Auburn-Washington (15:00), Oklahoma (24:00), Ohio State (29:30), Michigan State (34:00), Texas (37:30), Penn State (46:45), Alabama (51:20)  and more.

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Sep 03, 2018
Week 1 Locks: ND-Michigan, Auburn-Washington, more (8/30)
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The 2018 LOCKS battle is off and running, and the picks crew of Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson are back with full cards of action for the first full weekend of college football. Tune in for game breakdowns and picks for Notre Dame-Michigan (5:00), Auburn-Washington (11:00), Miami-LSU (19:45), Florida State-Virginia Tech (25:00), Chip Kelly's debut at UCLA (28:00), Tennessee-West Virginia (33:00), Ole Miss-Texas Tech (41:00), Wisconsin-Western Kentucky (52:00) and much, more more from the Week 1 slate.

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Aug 30, 2018
What factors go into setting a betting line? (8/29)
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Before settling in with the Week 1 Locks, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson welcome SportsLine's Kenny White to the show for an insider's look from Las Vegas into the strategy behind setting college football lines. Barton and Chip first discuss the difference between fighter pilots and bus drivers at the quarterback position (4:00), then Kenny breaks down the art of creating power ratings and teams he has valued differently than the public (23:00), whether or not to follow reverse line movement (30:00), some of his picks for Week 1 (35:00) and how many points factors like coaching, home field advantage and series history factor into a betting line.

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Aug 29, 2018
Can two-quarterback systems work? (8/28)
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It's an Off The Bench-247Sports podcast mash-up. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down a thinning quarterback room at Nebraska (3:00) and the fallout from Arizona dismissing the ex-Texas A&M LB who alleged violations by the Aggie staff on his way out the door (7:30), then Danny Kanell, co-host of Off The Bench with Raja Bell, joins the show for a wide-ranging chat looking ahead to 2018. Discussion topics include the short list of title contenders (21:00), when Trevor Lawrence might take over the starting job at Clemson (29:00) and Danny's take on two-quarterback systems in college football (35:30). Plus, early leans and previews of the biggest games of the weekend (42:00), including expectations for Willie Taggart and Florida State (56:45).

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Aug 28, 2018
Last call for Expert Picks! Playoff, Heisman, Bold Predictions (8/27)
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With game week finally here Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson put a final stamp on their picks and predictions for the 2018 season. First, why Kelly Bryant won the job at Clemson (8:00), JT Daniels' ceiling as the USC starter (15:45), Deondre Francois and the growing optimism at Florida State (19:00) and why Scott Frost is going with freshman Adrian Martinez as his starter at Nebraska (26:30). Then, it's on to division/conference winners (35:15), playoff and Heisman picks (50:00).

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Aug 28, 2018
Urban Meyer suspended, Around The World w/ 247Sports (8/23)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson open the show with reaction to the three-game suspension for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer (2:30), including the impact on his legacy (9:45), whether or not the school investigation's findings warranted a dismissal (16:45) and the impact both on the recruiting trail and on the field in 2018 for the Buckeyes (22:00). Then, Around The World in 30 minutes with check-ins and burning questions answered by 247Sports' experts on the ground: Shea Dixon on LSU (30:20), Jeff Howe on Texas (37:15), Steve Lorenz on Michigan (44:00), Rusty Mansell on Georgia (51:30) and Ryan Abraham on USC (58:15).

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Aug 23, 2018
The Coaches Episode (8/22)
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An entire episode dedicated to the sideline. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are joined by The Athletic's Bruce Feldman for a deep dive into the coaching landscape. Discussion topics include James Franklin at Penn State (5:00), the ceiling for Joe Moorhead and Mississippi State (12:30), why Tennessee OC Tyson Helton was one of the most intriguing coordinator hires last season (18:00) and the top Group of Five coaches in line for a Power Five job (26:00). Plus, how coaches have reacted to recent scandals (28:00), college football's top position coaches (33:00) and the jobs to watch that might be open by the end of 2018 (38:00).

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Aug 22, 2018
Top 10 team that could end up unranked, Michigan names its QB (8/20)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson reactions to the AP poll's release on Monday, including what top teams could be unranked at the end of the season (3:00) then Camp Buzz travels to Iowa and Alabama to highlight some breakout performers for 2018 (19:00). Plus, the injuries that are leading to depth concerns for the Tide (27:00), one player who could be the key to Wisconsin's passing game (35:30), Michigan and Texas name starting quarterbacks (39:00) and reaction to the quotes from the most recent edition of the Candid Coaches series (47:30).

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Aug 20, 2018
The Trenches Episode (8/16)
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A whole episode dedicated to the offensive and defensive line. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson start the show with some news -- a thinning quarterback room at LSU (5:00), TCU losing a key starter to injury (9:00) -- and a trenches edition of Camp Buzz that focuses in on Texas A&M, Michigan and Louisville (11:30). Then ESPN's Cole Cubelic joins the show (24:00) for an expansive preview of the upcoming season along the offensive and defensive lines. Cole breaks down how changing offensive styles has made evaluation difficult for offensive lineman (30:00), the top offensive linemen in college football (34:00), how the OL will determine whether Auburn and Michigan will reach their goals in 2018 (41:30), the top defensive lines in college football (49:30) and much, much more.

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Aug 16, 2018
How to fix a game, future of gambling and college football (8/15)
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Today's camp Camp Buzz focused on an 5-star ready to contribute at Penn State (2:30), the freshmen wide receivers pushing for reps at LSU (8:00) and the skill position depth at Nebraska (11:00). Then, Dennis Dodd joins the show, explaining what he learned from his research with ex-mob and athletic directors alike to determine the impact of legalized gambling on college football (16:00), the changing dynamic between coaches and players (30:00) and some discussion regarding the expectations for Houston defensive star and CBS Sports Preseason Player of the Year Ed Oliver (38:00).

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Aug 15, 2018
Camp Buzz, DJ Durkin on leave, impact SEC transfers (8/13)
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Camp Buzz is back! This edition focuses on the latest from camp on JT Daniels at USC (7:00), the impact of Mario Cristobal at Oregon (14:00) and a really impressive roster at Miami (19:00). Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson also tackle some of the tough questions around Maryland's investigation(s) into D.J. Durkin and his staff (25:30), and catch up on the latest with a few high profile SEC transfers (45:30).

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Aug 13, 2018
The Quarterback Episode (8/8)
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It's the quarterback episode! Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson kick off the episode discussing the quarterback position in college football for 2018, including our picks for most likely to win the Heisman (3:40), the top NFL Draft prospect (11:00) and the players who will make their name known in 2018 (20:00). Then Elite 11 general manager Brian Stumpf joins the show to share his experience working with several of the game's top quarterbacks (29:45), offering notes and insight on Trevor Lawrence at Clemson (33:45), Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama (37:00), the battle at Michigan between Shea Patterson and Brandon Peters (42:00), what we can expect from the quarterback position at Texas (59:30) and much more.

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Aug 08, 2018
Urban Meyer's future, Jalen Hurts talks QB race at Alabama (8/6)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson reset the latest from Ohio State, where Urban Meyer is on leave amid an ongoing investigation into his, and the school's handling of allegations of domestic violence involving recently dismissed assistant Zach Smith. They discuss whether they think Meyer will coach for the Buckeyes in 2018 and what the scandal does to his legacy (3:00). Plus, explaining Jalen Hurts' comments on transfer rumors (35:00) and teams drawing some of the most debate among rankings and prognosticators in the preseason (47:30).

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Aug 06, 2018
Win Totals Locks: Barton, Tom and Chip kick off 2018 competition
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The much-anticipated win totals edition of the Locks has arrived. After convening in person, Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson have set the year-long competition in motion with over-under win total picks for Purdue (3:15), Louisville (6:00), Boston College (9:00), Arizona (14:30), Arizona State (18:50), Pitt (22:15), Duke (26:30), Virginia tech (26:15), NC State (33:00), Washington State (35:45), Stanford (39:30), Tulane (42:30), TCU (44:45), Ole Miss (49:45), South Carolina (52:15), Penn State (57:45) and Wyoming (1:02:45).

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Aug 02, 2018
Media days takeaways, Notre Dame and Group of Five win totals
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After some time reporting on the road, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are back in studio to continue the 2018 season preview series. First, Chip's takeaways from ACC media days, including Larry Fedora's headline-stealing comments on the ties between football, CTE research and the prosperity of the country (3:00). Then Barton reports back from Big Ten media days (13:00) and his visit to Notre Dame, which leads right into wrapping up our win totals (21:21). After picks and a breakdown of the Irish, Chip and Barton turn their attention to Houston (35:00), FAU (38:00), Memphis (41:00), Boise State (45:30), Wyoming (47:00), Buffalo (51:25) and more Group of Five win totals to consider.

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Jul 27, 2018
2018 SEC Win Totals: Top-heavy year headlined by the usual suspects
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The season preview series of win totals continues in the SEC, where a familiar cast of characters lead what looks to be a top-heavy year for the conference. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson make their over/under picks and breakdown the key questions for the entire league. Discussion topics include whether Alabama will lose a single regular season game (2:30), if Georgia can sustain success after personnel losses (11:10), a big year for Jarrett Stidham and Auburn (17:00) and why Mississippi State is flying below the radar (23:15). Plus, picks for Florida (29:00), Missouri (35:30), South Carolina (39:45), Texas A&M (43:20), LSU (47:00), Arkansas (50:15), Ole Miss (52:35), Tennessee (57:15), Kentucky and Vanderbilt (1:00:00).

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Jul 17, 2018
2018 Big Ten Win Totals: B1G could be the best conference in CFB
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson turn their attention to the Big Ten for the latest in the 2018 over/under win totals series. The conversation begins with defending conference champion Ohio State (3:00), a Wisconsin team that could have the best offense in the country (7:45), expectations for Penn State without Saquon Barkley (13:15) and whether Michigan will make a run at the title (19:15). Plus, never doubt Michigan State (27:00) and over/under picks for Iowa (32:30), Nebraska (36:00), Minnesota (40:30), Purdue (44:15), Northwestern (48:45), Indiana (53:15), Maryland (55:30), Rutgers and Illinois (58:45).

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Jul 17, 2018
2018 ACC Win Totals: Doubt Clemson at your own peril
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The 2018 over/under win totals picks series moves on to the ACC. Tune in as Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson make their picks and break down the schedule for Clemson (2:45), Miami (11:50), Virginia Tech (19:00), Florida State (23:00), Louisville (27:45), NC State (33:55), Duke (39:00), Syracuse (45:20), Wake Forest (49:45), Boston College (53:40), Georgia Tech (57:15), Pittsburgh (1:00:30), North Carolina (1:04:30) and Virginia (1:10:15).

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Jul 15, 2018
2018 Big 12 Win Totals: Oklahoma reigns, what's realistic for Texas?
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson continue their 2018 season preview series with over/under win totals picks and key questions for every team in the Big 12. Is Oklahoma going to repeat as Big 12 champs without Baker Mayfield (4:30)? Texas has 10-win talent, but will it capitalize (12:45)? Plus, why you should never doubt Mike Gundy (20:15), how TCU's defense could lead them to a surprise season (26:15), our changing opinions on West Virginia's 2018 outlook (33:00) and win totals picks for Iowa State (39:30), Baylor (45:30), Kansas State (53:00), Texas Tech (56:30) and Kansas (1:03:45).

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Jul 13, 2018
2018 Pac-12 Win Totals: Washington, USC, Stanford eye playoff run
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson kick off their 2018 season preview series with over/under win totals picks and key questions for every team in the Pac-12. Can Washington return to the College Football Playoff (6:30)? Will USC meet expectations with a freshman quarterback (16:30)? Why is Stanford's total so low with Bryce Love returning (29:00)? Plus, picks and schedule breakdowns for Oregon (24:15), Utah (33:20), Arizona (38:30), Washington State (45:30), Cal (49:45), UCLA (53:15), Arizona State (59:00), Colorado (1:04:30) and Oregon State (1:09:00).

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Jul 12, 2018
Lincoln Riley is setting up Oklahoma for more playoff runs
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson return from vacation as we settle in to the regular schedule for the 2018 season. After checking out some of the best players from the 2019 recruiting class in person at The Opening, Barton has pages of notes on who to watch and what schools are in the mix. Tune in to find out about star California wide receiver Kyle Ford (4:20), the four-man top tier at quarterback starting with Oklahoma commit Spencer Rattler and Auburn commit Bo Nix (8:00) and how Alabama has responded after its streak of No. 1 recruiting classes was broken (19:00). Plus, Oklahoma building for the future playoff runs (25:00), the top defensive players in the class (29:00) and catching up on offseason headlines that includes Jake Fromm's lake injury and Demetris Robertson's transfer.

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Jul 10, 2018
Breaking down the top 2019 Quarterbacks w/ Greg Biggins
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247Sports' Greg Biggins joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson after seeing the Elite 11 narrow its field from 24 to 12 finalists for the annual high school quarterback competition over the weekend. Conversation includes a "down" year at the position in 2019 (4:00), the rise of Oklahoma commit Spencer Rattler (8:00), what Jake Fromm's performance in this competition suggested about his early suggests at Georgia (10:00), the top uncommitted quarterbacks (18:00) and how far confidence can carry a player at these elite camps (21:00).

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Jun 08, 2018
How does Kyler Murray's decision impact Oklahoma's QB battle?
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson take a look at the incoming class of freshman quarterbacks, including what J.T. Daniels is going to bring to USC (4:30), how Georgia might utilize Justin Fields in the offense (9:00) and guesses on how many teams will be using some kind of two-quarterback system. Then Dennis Dodd joins the show to talk SEC transfer rules (21:00), Kyler Murray's decision to choose Oklahoma over the MLB for 2018 and what it means for the Sooners' QB race (27:45), booze in college football stadiums (37:00) and much more.

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Jun 06, 2018
Anonymous SEC coaches quotes, Clemson loses a QB to transfer
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It's an SEC-heavy episode of the show, with the spring meetings from Destin in the news and the topic of transfers leading the way. First, Barton and Chip's reaction to Hunter Johnson leaving Clemson (3:30) and addressing the idea of a transfer "epidemic" among blue-chip quarterbacks. Then what Joe Burrow does to change LSU's outlook (16:00) and reactions to anonymous quotes from SEC coaches on other teams (31:30).

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May 30, 2018
Do grad transfer QBs live up to the hype? Joe Burrow is next test case
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are back to discuss Joe Burrow transferring out of Ohio State (1:00) and look at the possible landing spots, including LSU and Cincinnati (7:45). The discussion includes a breakdown of LSU's offensive reputation (17:00) and whether graduate transfer quarterbacks live up to the hype (24:00). A trip down memory lane allows Barton and Chip to rate and judge the prominent graduate transfer quarterbacks of the last decade (28:00) and reach some kind of conclusion. Then it's back to the graduate transfers of 2018 with a look at some of the names we expect to have an impact on their new team this fall (51:30).

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May 16, 2018
Barton and Chip defend their CBS Sports Coach Ranking ballots
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With CBS Sports unveiling its annual list of the top Power Five college football coaches, Chip and Barton have their cards on the table to discuss and debate their ballots for the rankings. The discussion begins with the difference in the methodology for the rankings (3:00), then proceeds into a closer look at how specific coaches were ranked. James Franklin (9:00), Scott Frost (18:30), Lincoln Riley (23:30), Dan Mullen (30:20), Jimbo Fisher (34:00), Gary Patterson (40:30), Jim Harbaugh (45:15), Pat Fitzgerald (55:45), Bill Snyder (1:00:00), Joe Moorhead (1:07:00), Dana Holgorsen (1:10:30), Brian Kelly (1:28:00) all get put under the microscope in this far-reaching look at the coaching landscape in 2018.

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May 08, 2018
What QBs will be in the 1st Round of the 2019 NFL Draft?
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are still in NFL Draft mode, ready to reflect on the weekend's picks and make some predictions about next year's class. After discussing how Lincoln Riley and Baker Mayfield won over NFL evaluators (4:00), Sam Darnold's ceiling (8:00) and a surprising name for Barton's favorite quarterback fit (9:30), the conversation turns to the 2019 draft eligible quarterbacks. Northwestern's Clayton Thorson (15:00), Auburn's Jarrett Stidham (18:30), Missouri's Drew Lock (23:30), Oregon's Justin Herbert (27:15), West Virginia's Will Grier (31:00), Michigan's Shea Patterson (32:45), Mississippi State's Nick Fitzgerald (41:00) and many more get the buy/sell treatment as pro prospects with our early thoughts on what to expect from each in 2018.

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May 01, 2018
2018 NFL Draft: What evaluators get wrong about college prospects
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson offer a college-centric look at the 2018 NFL Draft, starting with a bigger discussion on frustrations with the NFL evaluation process (4:00). Barton offers insight from behind the scenes from Josh Rosen's recruiting experience (12:30), the guys discuss Rosen vs. Sam Darnold (19:00), the kind of wide receivers that seduce pro scouts (28:30), Roquan Smith and Derwin James (32:30), the value to be had with running backs in later rounds (36:00), what's interesting about Da'Ron Payne (40:00) and much more.

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Apr 20, 2018
Quarterback Battle Grades: Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma
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With spring football winding down, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss the potential fallout from Urban Meyer's decision on QB at Ohio State (2:00), Trevor Lawrence's spring game impressions at Clemson (12:00), eternal optimism at Texas A&M and Florida State (23:00), offensive concerns at Oklahoma with Kyler Murray (32:00), good signs for Dan Mullen at Florida (40:00) and much more.

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Apr 19, 2018
Auburn's strength, expectations for Florida, Dennis Dodd checks in from Tuscaloosa
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Chip and Barton are back! What we learned from spring sessions at Auburn (2:30), Arkansas (9:50), Ole Miss (12:15), South Carolina (17:00), TCU (22:00) and more along with what we're looking forward to seeing from Florida this weekend (35:00). Then Dennis Dodd checks in from Tuscaloosa to talk Alabama's quarterback battle (42:30) and the latest in the dispute between Shea Patterson and Ole Miss regarding his transfer to Michigan (54:00).

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Apr 13, 2018
Spring Practice Primer: Chip Kelly, Clemson, Nebraska, Ohio State and more
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson compare notes on where the most intrigue and excitement can be found during spring practice in college football. Chip Kelly's debut at UCLA (3:45), the quarterback battle at Clemson (12:00), Scott Frost bringing buzz back to Nebraska (19:00), the post J.T. Barrett quarterback plan at Ohio State (24:45), expectations for Gus Malzahn at Auburn (34:45), why we shouldn't expect any answers from Alabama or Georgia (54:00) and much, much more all covered in this spring practice primer.

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Mar 09, 2018
Buy or sell: Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Penn State and more
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With National Signing Day and the coaching carousel behind us, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are playing buy or sell with your favorite college football programs. The stock price and future for Georgia (8:00), South Carolina (13:00), LSU (15:45), Texas A&M (20:00), USC (26:00), Washington (30:00), Stanford (34:05), FAU and FIU (38:30), Michigan (46:00), Penn State (50:00), the Big Ten West (53:30), Oklahoma (59:45) and many more are all debated in this breakdown of pro