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Cover 3 College Football Podcast is the perfect call for any die-hard fan. Join hosts Chip Patterson 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.

Episode Date
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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). &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;M, Miami and Penn State (50:55).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;M-NC State, Penn State-Kentucky, Iowa-Mississippi State, Texas-Georgia and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&nbsp; Early Signing Day (41:43).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;M-LSU (34:00), Michigan-Ohio State (41:00) and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&nbsp; Colorado might look next after parting ways with Mike MacIntyre (43:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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,&nbsp; 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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;M-Kentucky (29:30) and many more of the biggest games from the weekend.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;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&nbsp; 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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br>This episode is sponsored by www.ZipRecruiter.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&nbsp; 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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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)&nbsp; and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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&amp;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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
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 program trajectory.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2018
Teams that could make a move before National Signing Day
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With National Signing Day on the horizon, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson have their eyes on teams that working to close strong and round out their 2018 recruiting class. After reactions to assistant coach news at Ohio State (5:00), Alabama (14:00) and the latest in the Matt Canada tour (23:00), it's on to the recruiting trail. Barton breaks down the prospects to watch and teams that can make a big move in the recruiting rankings (36:00), including Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Tennessee, USC and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 26, 2018
Sumlin returns, Alabama's OC search, Clemson's 2018 outlook, more
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson link up to recap a busy week in college football since the national title game. With Brian Daboll gone, the guys break down the Alabama offensive coordinator search (8:00) and whether there is any reason to be concerned with the turnover at that position. Kevin Sumlin is back as Rich Rodriguez's replacement at Arizona -- was this the best move for the former Texas A&M coach (16:00)? Plus, which coordinator hires will have the most impact (21:00), reacting to Clemson's entire defensive line turning down the NFL Draft (35:00), Bryce Love's return to Stanford (41:00), our take on the Tua/Jalen Hurts debate (44:00) and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2018
Rich Rod out, Alabama-Georgia picks, preview and prop bets
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Barton Simmons checks in with Chip Patterson from the Army All-American Bowl with a report on the top prospects from the Class of 2019 (1:45), and then the conversation turns to the sudden ouster of Rich Rodriguez at Arizona (5:00). After takeaways from the College Football Playoff semifinals (15:00), Tom Fornelli joins the show for one final edition of locks to preview the national championship game between Alabama and Georgia (30:00). Against the spread, over/under (48:30) and prop bets (55:45) all discussed in the final round of competition between Barton, Tom and Chip.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 04, 2018
Bowl Locks IV: College Football Playoff, New Years Six
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The final installment of the bowl locks and the locks competition starts with the College Football Playoffs and the New Years Six. Tune in for breakdowns and against-the-spread edges for Ohio State-USC, Georgia-Oklahoma, Clemson-Alabama, Louisville-Mississippi State, Iowa State-Memphis, Washington-Penn State, Wisconsin-Miami, Michigan-South Carolina, UCF-Auburn and Notre Dame-LSU.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 29, 2017
Winners and Losers of Early Signing Period
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down the big winners and most impactful story lines from the recruiting trail after the first-ever early signing period. Topics include something special brewing at Georgia (1:15), whether Alabama has become a victim of its own success (6:15), how many of the top prospects ended up signing early (10:15), grades for the new hires (15:00) and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 26, 2017
Bowl Locks III: TCU-Stanford, OSU-VT, more
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The penultimate bowl locks bonanza carries us right up until the games around New Years Eve and New Years day, with against the spread and over-under picks for Florida State-Southern Miss (9:00), Iowa-Boston College (13:00), Purdue-Arizona (19:15), Missouri-Texas (24:30), Virginia-Navy (31:45), Oklahoma State-Virginia Tech (38:00), TCU-Stanford (44:15), Washington State-Michigan State (48:45), Wake Forest-Texas A&M (53:00), NC State-Arizona State (56:45), Northwestern-Kentucky (1:01:00) and New Mexico State-Utah State (1:05:45).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 26, 2017
Bowl Locks II: Bahamas, Hawaii, Cactus, Potato and more
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After a rough first weekend for the syndicate, Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson are back with at least one side to take (against the spread and/or over-under) for the next slate of bowl games. This week tackles UAB-Ohio (6:00), Wyoming-Central Michigan (9:45), USF-Texas Tech (13:45), San Diego State-Army (19:10), Toledo-Appalachian State (25:00), Houston-Fresno State (29:00), Utah-West Virginia (32:15), Duke-Northern Illinois (36:00) and Kansas State-UCLA (43:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 21, 2017
Early Signing Period Primer with Steve Wiltfong
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Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to set the stage for the first-ever early signing period in recruiting. Steve details his expectations, in terms of how many of the top prospects will choose to sign (8:30) and what schools have an advantage with the new format. Plus, the race between Georgia and Clemson (12:00) for closing the best class in the country and what coaching changes had the biggest impact on the recruiting trail (20:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 18, 2017
Bowl Locks I: Lane Train, Oregon-Boise State, more
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Bowl season brings a reset of the locks competition between Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson. This first batch of locks includes against the spread and over/under picks for Troy-North Texas (4:00), Western Kentucky-Georgia State (9:00), Oregon-Boise State (14:30), Marshall-Colorado State (20:45), Middle Tennessee-Arkansas State (27:45), FAU-Akron (32:30) and Louisiana Tech-SMU (38:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 15, 2017
CBS Sports Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, All-America Teams
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Senior college football columnist Dennis Dodd joins Chip Patterson to announce and break down the decision making behind CBS Sports' college football award winners, leading with UAB's Bill Clark as the 2017 Coach of the Year.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 14, 2017
Grading Coaching Hires: Who won the press conference?
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Every Power Five opening has been filled on the coaching carousel, so Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are back to grade all of the hires and rank the press conferences. From the hilarious to the inspiring and the downright awkward, breaking down Jeremy Pruitt to Tennessee (7:30), Scott Frost to Nebraska (16:15), Joe Moorhead to Mississippi State (23:30), Herm Edwards to Arizona State (29:30), Jonathan Smith at Oregon State (38:30), Willie Taggart at Florida State (45:00), Dan Mullen's re-introduction at Florida (50:30), Mario Cristobal getting the interim tag removed at Oregon (57:15), Chip Kelly's first impression at UCLA (1:02:15), Matt Luke's emotional connection to Ole Miss (1:05:45), Chad Morris at Arkansas (1:09:45) and Jimbo Fisher's new boots at Florida State (1:13:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2017
Rick Neuheisel talks playoff, Chip Kelly/UCLA, coaching carousel
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CBS Sports college football analyst Rick Neuheisel joins Barton and Chip live from New York City, the hub of the college football world this week. Together, they break down reactions to the College Football Playoff with some suggestions on adjustments to the system (2:30), how the early signing period has made December the "Multitasking Olympics of the United State" (11:00), the similarities and differences between the Greg Schiano-Tennessee fiasco and another coaching hire story from Neuheisel's time at UCLA (14:30) and what the future of UCLA football looks like with Chip Kelly (20:00). Then, Barton and Chip weigh in on Jeremy Pruitt to Tennessee (28:30), Chad Morris to Arkansas (39:45), Willie Taggart to Florida State (45:30) and what's next for Oregon (57:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 07, 2017
Selection Sunday, Championship Saturday and Jimbo to Texas A&M
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson reconvene after a huge weekend in college football. The recap begins with reaction to the committee picking Alabama over Ohio State (3:45), then it's on to championship Saturday thoughts from Georgia-Auburn (13:15), Clemson-Miami (19:15), Ohio State-Wisconsin (29:30) and USC's late playoff candidacy push (38:00). Plus, what Scott Frost's handling of the coaching cycle means for Nebraska (45:00), Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M and where FSU goes next (51:00) as well as the next step for Arkansas after Gus Malzahn decided to sign a new deal with Auburn (59:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 04, 2017
Championship Week Locks: Auburn-Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson, more
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson bring their season-long locks competition to conference championship week with against the spread and over/under plays for Week 14. Florida State-ULM (6:45), USC-Stanford (9:45), UCF-Memphis (14:45), Ohio State-Wisconsin (20:10), Clemson-Miami (30:15), Boise State-Fresno State (36:00), Auburn-Georgia (38:30), Akron-Toledo (45:20), Oklahoma-TCU (46:15) all get breakdowns and picks as we wrap up the final action before the bowl season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 30, 2017
Updated Coaching Rumors with Dennis Dodd (Nov. 29)
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Dennis Dodd checks in with the latest from behind the scenes of the coaching carousel. Dennis, Barton and Chip discuss the precedent for negotiations falling apart like it did for Greg Schanio and Tennessee (2:00), Florida's home run hire of Dan Mullen (5:00), Mississippi State as the MVP of the cycle so far (7:00), the Mike Gundy-Tennessee flirtations and what's next for the Vols (8:45), Jimbo Fisher and Florida State's future (18:10) and the craziest College Football Playoff scenarios (25:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2017
Gary Danielson on Iron Bowl, Auburn-Georgia, more
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SEC on CBS lead analyst Gary Danielson joins Barton and Chip during a huge week for the SEC. The conversation starts by looking back at what went wrong for Alabama (1:15) and the reasonable frustrations with the Crimson Tide's performance in the Iron bowl (5:00). Gary details the important things to remember about Auburn's rise to the top of the SEC during the regular season (10:30) and why the Tigers don't have to change their gameplan at all for the SEC Championship Game against Georgia (15:00). Plus, reasons for Georgia fans to think the rematch will end differently (17:00) and the potential issues and chaos situation the College Football Playoff selection committee will have to sort out during championship weekend.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2017
Unprecedented weekend of chaos on and off the field
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson bring clarity to what was an unprecedented weekend of chaos in college football between the on-field action (No. 1 and No. 2 lose) and off-field drama with the coaching carousel. Monday morning's discussion begins with Tennessee backing out of its Greg Schiano hire (5:30), dissecting the many reasons for fan angst and projecting where the Vols go next. Then it's grading UCLA's hire of Chip Kelly (30:00), Florida's hire of Dan Mullen (34:00) and Texas A&M's decision to fire Kevin Sumlin and chase Jimbo Fisher (40:00). Plus, our big takeaways from on the field from Auburn, Alabama, Ohio State and Miami as we look ahead to conference championship Saturday (56:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 27, 2017
Week 13 Locks: Iron Bowl, The Game, Miami, Stanford, more
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson convene for the final full regular season edition of the locks battle. Tune in for picks and game previews for Ohio State-Michigan, Miami-Pitt, Mississippi State-Ole Miss, Stanford-Notre Dame, Virginia Tech-Virginia, Washington-Washington State, UCLA-Cal, Alabama-Auburn, UCF-USF and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 23, 2017
Gary's biggest question for Auburn in the Iron Bowl vs. Alabama
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SEC on CBS lead analyst Gary Danielson joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to talk about how this year's Iron Bowl stacks up to other big contests from his time in the SEC on CBS slate (1:40), how Alabama's injuries will have a role in the game (4:00), what Jarrett Stidham needs to do to lead Auburn to a victory (8:00), why Auburn doesn't have to change anything to beat the Tide (10:00) and the biggest question around Gus Malzahn's strategy in this game (16:30). Then it's on to scouting Georgia and Clemson in their respective rivalry games over the weekend (20:00) and envisioning what Chip Kelly at Florida might look like (24:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 22, 2017
Believing in Miami and Wisconsin, Mora out at UCLA (Week 12 recap)
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The Week 12 recap leads off with Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recapping what we learned from two of the top playoff contenders, Miami and Wisconsin, over the weekend (2:30). Then it's on to Georgia, wondering if we'll see any changes in the Bulldogs' attack in the SEC Championship Game and picking the best matchup for them to win in Atlanta (18:15). Oklahoma and Baker Mayfield lead the Heisman Trophy conversation (28:00), Barton and Chip join in on the Josh Rosen-Sam Darnold debate (41:00) and use Jim Mora's ouster at UCLA as the launching point for the latest on the coaching carousel (44:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 20, 2017
Week 12 locks: Wisconsin, Miami, USC all under the microscope
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It's a thin week for top-25 action but there's still plenty of against the spread and over/under angles to play in Week 12. This week's edition of the locks battle starts with lock unity on Wisconsin-Michigan (6:00) before diving into picks and breakdowns for Miami-Virginia (11:20), NC State-Wake Forest (14:45), Texas A&M-Ole Miss (18:00), Mississippi State-Arkansas (22:00), USC-UCLA (31:00), Texas-West Virginia (36:45), UCF-Temple (44:15), Oklahoma State-Kansas State (50:00) and many more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2017
Danny Kanell breaks down College Football Playoff race
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Danny Kanell checks in with reactions to the new College Football Playoff rankings (1:22), his belief in Auburn, the Baker Mayfield's edge (6:00) and what to make of Wisconsin's national title push (19:30). Also, discussing Texas A&M's reported interest in Jimbo Fisher (26:00) and rooting for Chip Kelly's return to college football (34:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2017
Chip Kelly, Tennessee, more: Inside the coaching carousel with Dennis Dodd
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Dennis reports back from the front lines of Miami-Notre Dame, after spending the week in South Bend and Saturday evening in attendance for the Hurricanes' dominant win. First, what went wrong for the Irish (1:00) and the fun that comes with Miami being "back" (5:00). Then it's on to the coaching carousel, addressing Chip Kelly as a Florida candidate (8:00), Scott Frost's future and Dennis' read on Jimbo Fisher-Texas A&M (11:00). and what's next for Tennessee (15:00), Plus, why coordinators aren't getting mentioned in this cycle (24:45) and dismissing Gruden while considering Tee Martin as a possible answer for the Vols (27:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2017
Gary Danielson talks Kirby Smart, UGA-UK, Iron Bowl and more
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SEC on CBS lead analyst Gary Danielson checks in after being on the call for Auburn's dominant win against Georgia with an eye to both the Bulldogs' next matchup against Kentucky (the SEC on CBS Game of the Week) and an SEC West title tilt in the Iron Bowl the following weekend. The conversation begins Gary's takeaway from seeing how Kirby Smart handled adversity (2:00) and how Auburn not only won but dominated the game (7:00). Then after an early read on the Iron Bowl (14:00), the conversation turns to Tennessee with thoughts on what kind of coach fits the Vols' identify (18:00), then back to Georgia for keys to the game against Kentucky (26:00) and thoughts on the College Football Playoff picture.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2017
Georgia, Notre Dame, Butch Jones and more (Week 11 recap)
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson sift through the wreckage of Week 11, starting with Auburn's dominance against Georgia (2:30) and the hype for the Iron Bowl against Alabama (10:00). Then it's on to Tennessee's decision to fire Butch Jones (18:00) and the future of the Vols before turning back to the action on the field with a new read on Miami (28:00) and Ohio State (38:45). Plus, believing in Wisconsin as a national title threat (43:00) and Oklahoma's ability to finish strong and make the playoff (52:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 13, 2017
Week 11 Locks: Georgia-Auburn, Bama-MSU, Notre Dame-Miami
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This week's Locks-cast with Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson features one lock fight resolved in real time as lock unity and one lock fight that'll get taken to Saturday. Everyone has a loaded card as the season winds down, so tune in for takes on USC-Colorado (8:15), Georgia-Auburn (12:00), Alabama-Mississippi State (20:30), Notre Dame-Miami (29:30), Ohio State-Michigan State (36:00), Oklahoma State-Iowa State (42:45), Wake Forest-Syracuse (47:45), Wisconsin-Iowa (50:20) and many more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 09, 2017
Danielson on Georgia-Auburn, playoff rankings and more
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SEC on CBS lead analyst Gary Danielson joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to preview the week ahead in the SEC, starting with the premiere game of No. 1 Georgia hitting the road to play Auburn. Gary explains why Auburn should be feeling good about where it's at (1:30) but also the one worry for Auburn's offense against Georgia (6:00) and expectations for Jake Fromm after his performance against South Carolina (9:50). Then it's on to the rest of the SEC with thoughts on Alabama's injuries (13:00), the College Football Playoff picture (17:20) and how we got to this point with a struggling Arkansas team (25:00). Chip and Barton then get a chance to react to the College Football Playoff rankings (38:00), compare Miami and Wisconsin (45:00) and start to waver on the idea the SEC gets two teams in at the end of the season (55:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 08, 2017
Big Ten's bad week, believing in Miami and more Week 10 takeaways
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Week 10 was loaded with shake-ups in the major conference title races and the College Football Playoff picture. Fresh off a full day of work at CBS Sports Digital headquarters on SEC Live, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson continue their conversations on the evolving 2017 college football landscape, with an eye on more chaos and coaching changes to come. This loaded episode includes Iowa's thrashing of Ohio State (2:00), the undeniable impact of a weather delay on Michigan State-Penn State (16:00), Michigan with Brandon Peters (22:45), what we learned from Oklahoma-Oklahoma State (26:30), coming around on Miami as a title contender (38:00), losing faith in Clemson (45:00), Notre Dame's improving offensive versatility (51:00), Alabama looking human against LSU (56:15), Auburn looking like a threat to Georgia and the Tide (1:01:40), the future of Arkansas and Tennessee (1:10:00) and USC and Washington State as the big winners in the Pac-12 this past weekend (1:17:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 06, 2017
Week 10 Locks: Miami-Virginia Tech, OU-OSU, more
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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson enter the final month of regular season action with aggressive picks for their Week 10 locks. Tune in for against the spread, over-under and game breakdowns for Air Force-Army (7:30), Miami-Virginia Tech (8:15), USC-Arizona (14:00), Vanderbilt-Western Kentucky (19:30), Alabama-LSU (23:30), TCU-Texas (26:00), Oklahoma-Oklahoma State (28:30), Auburn-Texas A&M (30:00), Missouri-Florida (36:00), Clemson-NC State (40:45), Michigan-Minnesota (44:30), Notre Dame-Wake Forest (51:45), UCF-SMU (54:00) and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 02, 2017
Coaching Carousel with Dennis Dodd
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Dennis Dodd reports back from his trip to Iowa State (1:00), where the topic of conversation is not only the Cyclones' success on the field but Matt Campbell's status as a hot coaching candidate (4:30). Dennis then weighs in on Scott Frost's spot in the Florida search (8:00), where Dan Mullen fits in (9:00) and what could be next for Jim McElwain (13:45). Plus, actual reasons why Jon Gruden won't work at Tennessee (21:30) and what the future holds for Texas A&M and UCLA (23:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2017
College Football Playoff ranking debates with Danny Kanell
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Danny Kanell joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson on Wednesday morning to offer the first reactions to the College Football Playoff selection committee's first set of rankings (2:00), starting with a debate about Alabama's profile to this point in the season (4:00). Then it's on to comparing the playoff path for Ohio State and Oklahoma (09:00), including a look ahead to Oklahoma State-Oklahoma this weekend (16:30). Plus, buying into JT Barrett (18:00), a preview of Virginia Tech-Miami (24:00) and Danny Kanell jumping on board the Khalil Tate train (28:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2017
Gary Danielson on Alabama-LSU, Georgia, Auburn, more
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Gary Danielson is back for his weekly check-in leading up to Saturday night's primetime SEC on CBS Game of the Week with LSU at Alabama. Before getting into the game, Gary looks back at Florida-Georgia and the recent developments with Jim McElwain out as the Gators coach (1:10), including some thoughts on where Florida looks next (5:00). Plus, when did this Georgia team get so good (8:20)? Then it's on to Tide-Tigers with the keys to the game (12:00) and the biggest question mark for LSU's offense (19:45). Finally, thoughts on Auburn (23:00) coming down the stretch of the regular season with an eye toward its games against Georgia and Alabama in Jordan-Hare Stadium.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2017
McElwain out at Florida, Ohio State and Notre Dame shine in Week 9
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This week's recap with Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson addresses the news of the moment first, with Florida making it official that Jim McElwain is out as the Gators head coach. Barton and Chip start with a look at what went wrong for McElwain at Florida (3:00) and where the Gators go next (8:00), including thoughts on UCF's Scott Frost and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen. Then it's on the field to talk Ohio State's comeback against Penn State (19:00), Michigan's offensive spark at QB (29:30), Notre Dame looking playoff-ready (38:00), where the confidence level is in ACC contenders Clemson (42:45) and Miami (45:30), whether Iowa State is a real Big 12 title threat (55:15) and what it will take for Arizona's Khalil Tate to become a factor in the Heisman Trophy race (1:06:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 30, 2017
Week 9 locks: Notre Dame-NCSU, Georgia-Florida, OSU-PSU and more
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Week 9 has us with one lock fight and 16 picks in total this week's college football picks competition between Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson. Games picked and broken down this week include Notre Dame-NC State (5:00), Missouri-UConn (11:20), Louisville-Wake Forest (16:30), Georgia-Florida (21:15), Penn State-Ohio State (26:00), Louisiana Tech-Rice (35:00), TCU-Iowa State (37:30), Kentucky-Tennessee (44:00), USF-Houston (51:00), Memphis-Tulane (54:00), Texas-Baylor (56:30) and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 26, 2017
Behind the scenes of PSU-OSU with 247Sports experts
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Penn State's visit to Ohio State could end up being one of the most impactful games of the year, so Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson have tapped into the 247Sports stable of experts for an in-depth look at the matchup. After discussing Jim McElwain's odd week at Florida (3:00), Jimbo Fisher's challenge with Florida State (10:00) and the crazy ACC title race (17:00) the game breakdown takes center stage. Bucknuts' Dave Biddle is up first, discussing what has changed with Ohio State's offense since the Oklahoma loss (27:30), the matchup problems presented by Penn State (36:00), his game pick (39:00) and whether or not this OSU team is ready for a title run (43:00). After that it's Penn State talk with Sean Fitz of Lions247, with the keys to the Michigan win (46:30), the impact of offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead (51:00), misconceptions about Penn State's reliance on Saquon Barkley (54:00) and of course a game pick.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2017
Who's peaked and where's rock bottom? Week 8 recap
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As October winds down, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are reacting to Week 8 with a check on the trajectory of the weekend's big winners and losers. Has Penn State peaked, or will the Nittany Lions continue to surge (2:30)? Is this rock bottom for teams like Michigan (10:00) and Tennessee (13:15)? Should we believe that LSU can continue to play at a high level (18:45)? All that, plus Lane Kiffin's FAU team on fire (22:45), Notre Dame's tough stretch to a playoff (27:30) and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 23, 2017
Come Get These Locks: Michigan-Penn State, UCF, Texas, more
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Tom Fornelli is out but his locks are in as Chip and Barton break down 17 locks for the Week 8 slate. Games that get picks and/or breakdowns include: Penn State-Michigan (05:30), Oklahoma State-Texas (11:00), Miami-Syracuse (16:00), Mississippi State-Kentucky (19:30), UCF-Navy (23:45), USF-Tulane (28:30), Alabama-Tennessee (32:00), Georgia Tech-Wake Forest (35:30), Florida State-Louisville (38:00), Notre Dame-USC (45:00), Missouri-Idaho (53:00) and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 19, 2017
Danielson: Who's going to challenge Alabama in the SEC?
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SEC on CBS lead analyst Gary Danielson joins Barton and Chip for his weekly segment, discussing what went wrong for Auburn at LSU (1:00), why the future looks bright for LSU (06:45), what to make of Ole Miss (13:00) and the challenge tied to fan expectations of coaches in the SEC (15:30). Plus Gary gives his outlook for Tennessee-Alabama (20:30) and wonders if anyone in the SEC will be able to challenge the Tide, even with room for improvement on the field (28:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2017
Kanell: Clemson still No. 2, Notre Dame a playoff dark horse
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Danny Kanell joins Barton and Chip to defend his No. 2 ranking of Clemson after the Tigers' loss at Syracuse (1:30) and analyze the best teams in college football. This episodes includes a breakdown for Miami (6:30), TCU (9:00), Notre Dame as a playoff dark horse (10:45) and Danny's story of being recruited by Dino Babers when the Syracuse coach was an assistant at Purdue (14:30). Plus, reactions to Auburn's fall from SEC title contention (19:00), what Texas' final record might look like (25:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2017
Dodd: Pac-12 in trouble for College Football Playoff
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton and Chip for the Midseason Report, where everything we thought we knew about college football is "BS" (1:30), Pac-12 is in trouble for the College Football Playoff (2:30) and the trio shares their reworked playoff picks after seven weeks of action (5:00). Dennis weighs in on the show's favorite weekly topic, "Are we buying Ohio State?" (12:00) and breaks down the hot seat situation at Tennessee (26:00), Arkansas (28:00) and potential landing spots for Chip Kelly.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2017
Upset weekend claims Clemson, Washington, Auburn
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Four top-10 teams lost in Week 7 but what teams (or conferences) lost the most ground in the College Football Playoff race. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson scan the country with notes from the biggest games. Topics include Clemson-Syracuse (2:15), Washington State-Cal (14:00), Washington-Arizona State (18:00) and what it means for the Pac-12 playoff hopes, Auburn-LSU (22:30), whether Kevin Sumlin has things in the right direction at Texas A&M (27:45), Miami (33:00), USC's playoff chances (37:45), Oklahoma-Texas (41:00) as the game of the week. Buying the fools gold at Ohio State (47:15)? What's wrong with Michigan (52:30), the state of Tennessee football with Butch Jones (56:45) and the exhausting fan experience of rooting for West Virginia (1:04:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 16, 2017
Lock battle, Week 7: Auburn, Gators-Aggies, Big 12 traps
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After a positive weekend of winning for the syndicate, Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson are back with a card full of locks for Week 7. The games picked and broken down this week include Auburn-LSU (4:30), UCLA-Arizona (9:15), Miami-Georgia Tech (13:00), Florida-Texas A&M (19:00), NC State-Pitt (26:00), Louisville-Boston College (29:00), Temple-UConn (31:30), Florida State-Duke (36:15), Oklahoma-Texas (42:15), West Virginia-Texas Tech (47:00), TCU-Kansas State (50:45), Washington-Arizona State (55:00), Tennessee-South Carolina (57:00) and many more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 12, 2017
Auburn-LSU preview, Miami's next step, more
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Gary Danielson and Danny Kanell are the guests of honor for Wednesday's show. First Gary shares some reactions to LSU's win against Florida (2:45), discusses how far Feleipe Franks can take the Gators offense (5:40), then it's looking ahead to Florida-Texas A&M (10:00), Tennessee's quarterback change (15:00) and a preview of Auburn-LSU (19:00). Danny Kanell asks if we can trust the Big 12 (32:00), the group talks about what's next for Miami after beating Florida State (35:00) and what to expect moving forward from Seminoles running back Cam Akers (39:45). Then it's to the Big Ten where we shouldn't believe the fools gold from Ohio State and Penn State (47:45) and after calling the game against Utah, Danny weighs in on Stanford's quarterback situation (56:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 11, 2017
Bounce back: Miami, Texas, LSU big winners in Week 6
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Is "The U" or your favorite traditional power "back?" In honor of Miami snapping its losing streak against Florida State, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson put some of the weekends' winners under the "are they back?" test. After discussing the fallout from devastating losses for Oklahoma (1:30) and Michigan (8:30), the "Back" test begins with Michigan State (17:30) and continues with Miami (21:30), Texas (27:00), LSU (35:30), TCU (42:00) and Arizona (47:15). Plus a closer look at the positive trends for Stanford (51:30), Auburn (54:30), Ohio State (59:30) and Washington (1:03:10).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 09, 2017
Lock Fight! Michigan-Michigan State, FSU-Miami, Florida-LSU
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We've got lock fights and lock unity as Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson unveil the most active card yet in the season-long locks competition. Breakdowns and picks for Florida State-Miami (2:30), Penn State-Northwestern (10:15), Auburn-Ole Miss (16:30), Florida-LSU (20:30), Michigan-Michigan State (26:30), Missouri-Kentucky (34:15), Boise State-BYU (36:30), TCU-West Virginia (38:15), Tulane-Tulsa (40:45) and UCF-Cincinnati (44:45) all included in our collective locks, plus a closer look at Washington State-Oregon (50:00), Stanford-Utah (52:30), Alabama-Texas A&M (59:00), Notre Dame-UNC (1:01:45) and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 05, 2017
Florida-LSU with Danielson, Miami-FSU with Danny Kanell
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It's a double dose of quarterbacks on Wednesday's edition of the show. First SEC on CBS lead analyst Gary Danielson weighs in on how Georgia might handle the quarterback position now that Jacob Eason is getting healthy (2:00), Butch Jones (7:30), where LSU isn't as strong as they used to be (11:30), what happened to the Tigers against Troy and what to expect from Florida-LSU (15:00). Plus, Texas A&M flying below the radar (21:00) and a look at what's ahead for Auburn and Alabama (27:00). Then Danny Kanell joins to preview Miami-Florida State (35:00), discusses the mindset of coaches and quarterbacks during a midseason battle (40:00) and quarterback transfers (45:00). Then Barton and Chip bring it home with some football that's been flying below the radar in a week full of drama (49:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 04, 2017
Week 5 recap: Updated playoff predictions, trouble at UT and LSU
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Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons cover the biggest talking points from across the country after Week 5 action in college football. Topics include: Alabama and Clemson as the top tier of college football (3:00), updated College Football Playoff predictions (7:00), what we learned from USC's loss to Washington State (11:45), Washington starting heat up (17:45), what the immediate future looks like for Butch Jones (20:00), Georgia's elite defense (26:00), what's wrong with LSU (30:00), the outlook for Miami and Notre Dame (38:00), grading Florida State after its first win (45:00), Oklahoma State escapes Lubbock (51:30) and wholehearted appreciation for Saquon Barkley (56:00) as the best college football player on the planet.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 01, 2017
Week 5 Picks: Clemson-VT, Bama-Ole Miss, Georgia-Tennessee
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Barton, Tom and Chip are here with trends and picks to fade or follow, with 10 combined locks and against-the-spread picks for all the most interesting games on the Week 5 schedule. Tune in for breakdowns of Alabama-Ole Miss (8:50), Clemson-Virginia Tech (14:15), Auburn-Mississippi State (21:00), Oklahoma State-Texas Tech (26:15), Houston-Temple (30:30), Oregon-Cal (32:30), Kansas State-Baylor (36:45), NC State-Syracuse (39:15), Georgia-Tennessee (45:15) and as a bonus, Friday night's action with Miami-Duke (47:00) and USC-Washington State (49:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 28, 2017
Kanell on Florida State's struggles, Georgia, Auburn and more
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CBS Sports college football analyst Danny Kanell makes his podcast debut. Danny joins Barton and Chip to discuss where Georgia stands among the top teams in the nation (2:30), Florida State's struggles and the challenge moving forward (5:00), the keys to victory in Clemson-Virginia Tech (11:30) and the ceiling for Auburn and teams to watch in the SEC West (14:00). Plus, where USC stands as a title contender (17:00) and how Danny sees the Big 12 playing out (21:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2017
Danielson talks Georgia, Dodd on CFB impact of FBI investigation
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Gary Danielson details what went wrong for Vanderbilt (4:00), how the changes in Alabama's offense left him "delightfully surprised" (5:00), Florida's decision to start Luke Del Rio at quarterback (13:00), reasons why Tennessee is struggling on offense (15:00) and how Kirby Smart is applying Alabama lessons at Georgia (18:00). Then Dennis Dodd joins the show to discuss the FBI's investigation into college basketball and how it could impact the world of college football recruiting (30:30), how streaming services could play a role in the next round of conference realignment (42:30), the hot seats in the SEC (47:30) and whether it's a good move for Scott Frost to jump to Nebraska if the job is open this year (49:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2017
Panic Meter: Florida State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, more
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After seeing some top teams lose in Week 4 and others escape defeat with close wins, it's time to check the panic meter for some of college football's top teams. There's bound to be some reaction to the performances from Oklahoma State (03:45), Florida State (13:00), Oklahoma (21:30), USC (33:45) and Michigan (38:00) while there's no concern for Clemson (19:00) and Penn State (27:30) after close wins. Plus, taking a look at Florida (45:00), LSU (47:30), Auburn (50:30), Georgia (53:00), Ohio State (58:00), Texas A&M (1:00:00), Alabama (1:09:45) and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 25, 2017
Week 4 Picks, Locks: OSU-TCU, A&M-Arkansas, more
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Your favorite college football picks show returns with a look at the Week 4 lines with locks and game breakdowns for the biggest contests. This week we've got on our eye on Oklahoma State-TCU (6:45), USC-Cal (10:00), Georgia-Mississippi State (11:30), Texas A&M-Arkansas (18:00). Auburn-Missouri (21:15), Alabama-Vanderbilt (23:00), LSU-Syracuse (27:00), Florida-Kentucky (32:00), Florida State-NC State (34:15), Stanford-UCLA (37:00), Oregon-Arizona State (46:00), Michigan-Purdue (51:45), Penn State-Iowa (54:00) and more as Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson try to catch Barton Simmons in the season standings.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 21, 2017
Gary Danielson on Alabama-Vanderbilt, talking Georgia with Rusty Mansell
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Gary Danielson joins Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons in advance of Saturday's SEC on CBS Game of the Week in Nashville with Alabama and Vanderbilt. We start looking back at Tennessee-Florida (1:00), Gary discusses what to expect from the Gators and Vols moving forward SEC East (3:00) and Butch Jones' frustrations with the development of his program (8:30). Then it's looking forward to Saturday's game, where Gary explains why Alabama is always playing Alabama (12:00), what to watching from the Tide in this matchup (18:00), Vanderbilt's formula for success (20:45) and surprises from the first three weeks from around the country (24:00). Then Rusty Mansell from Dawgs247 joins the show to talk Georgia. He breaks down what has made the Georgia defense so strong this season (31:00), Jake Fromm's play at quarterback and Georgia's offensive identity (34:00), what to expect from Mississippi State (and former UGA) defensive coordinator Todd Grantham (37:00), Georgia's play along the offensive line (40:00), and his official preview and pick for Saturday night's game against Mississippi State.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2017
Who's No. 1? 'Real or fake' surprise teams, angriest fans
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Our Week 3 recap starts with a debate of who is the best team in CFB (3:30), with Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma all having a case to be No. 1. Then it's diving into the biggest results with Texas-USC (9:00), Mississippi State-LSU (20:45), Kentucky-South Carolina (30:40) and Florida-Tennessee (32:45) all getting attention with an ongoing theme of frustrated/angry fan bases -- to which we add Nebraska (41:30) and Auburn (47:00). After some love for Oklahoma State (51:50) comes "Real of Fake," seeing if we can toss some cold water on the surprising starts for Purdue (55:15), Vanderbilt (1:02:30), Oregon (1:05:45), Cal (1:07:15), Wake Forest (1:09:30). Duke (1:13:30) and Kentucky (1:14:30). Plus, what's wrong with Stanford (1:17:15)?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 18, 2017
Picks: Gators-Vols, Tigers-Cards, USC-Texas, LSU-MSU, more
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The season-long picks competition between Chip Patterson, Barton Simmons and Tom Fornelli enters Week 3 with another batch of locks. And remember, while our results have been mixed if you've followed every pick you're up on the season. Clemson-Louisville (7:00), South Carolina-Kentucky (13:45), LSU-Mississippi State (18:15), Missouri-Purdue (23:00), Florida-Tennessee (26:30), USC-Texas (37:30), Wisconsin-BYU (46:00). Oregon-Wyoming (47:30), TCU-SMU (52:00), Oklahoma State-Pitt (54:00), Stanford-San Diego State (59:00) and more all get attention in this edition of our weekly picks show.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 14, 2017
Ohio State's QB issues, Bob Stoops as a trend-setter, Florida-Tennessee preview
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The Doddfather, CBS Sports college football columnist Dennis Dodd, returns to the show. He spent some time with Bob Stoops prior to the contest and was in Columbus for Oklahoma's win against Ohio State. Dennis breaks down Ohio State fans' reaction to J.T. Barrett's struggles (1:00), whether more coaches could follow Bob Stoops' retirement plan (8:45), the Pac-12 (16:00), Clemson-Louisville (19:30) and the hot seat coaches to watch (25:00). Then, Thomas Goldkamp of 247Sports returns to the show to preview Florida-Tennessee (31:00), including the logistics of holding the game after Hurricane Irma (32:00), expectations from Florida's offense (35:30) and what's at stake for the Gators in this game (43:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2017
Week 2 Awards: Grumpiest coach, rising stars, most impactful win
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break judge each other hot takes from Week 2 and hand out some awards from a busy weekend of college football. Oklahoma-Ohio State (3:00), USC-Stanford (21:45), Georgia-Notre Dame (29:30), Clemson-Auburn (44:00), Brian Kelly, James Franklin, Oregon, Kevin Sumlin, Michigan and more all get put under the microscope in this jam-packed review of the weekend action.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 11, 2017
Picks: Clemson-Auburn, USC-Stanford, OSU-OU and more
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The picks competition continues in Week 2 with Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli going head-to-head with their locks of the week. Tune in for game breakdowns and picks from USC-Stanford (8:00), Ohio State-Oklahoma (12:30), Wake Forest-Boston College (19:30), Clemson-Auburn (23:00), Georgia-Notre Dame (28:00), Arizona State-San Diego State (33:00), Indiana-Virginia (35:00), TCU-Arkansas (38:30), Northwestern-Duke (43:00), Utah-BYU (48:30) and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 07, 2017
Insiders: USC, Auburn and Las Vegas odds movement
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson go in-depth with three insiders in today's show, with a specific focus on two teams in the spotlight for Week 2 and the oddsmaker's points of view for the week's biggest matchup. Scout's Ryan Abraham talks USC (4:15) and preview the Stanford game (12:00), 247Sports' Brandon Marcello joins to grade new quarterback Jarrett Stidham (27:00) and preview the Clemson game (34:00). Then Micah Roberts, former Las Vegas Sports Book Director and Sportsline Insider, shares some of the oddsmaker's reactions to Week 1 (46:00) results and the early movement on Week 2 lines (53:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2017
Week 1 Takes: Too hot or just right? (Alabama, UCLA, FSU, Clemson, more)
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There's a ton to digest after finally getting the first weekend of action out of the way, so Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are bringing their knee-jerk reactions to be judged. There's new high expectations for South Carolina (03:00), a huge reason to worry about Texas A&M (07:00) and yet pumping the breaks for UCLA (12:00). Clemson (14:00) looks like an ACC favorite while Florida State (18:30) has to deal with a loss at quarterback. Is USC still looking title-worthy (23:00)? What about Michigan (38:00) and Alabama (43:30). Florida (49:45) and Virginia Tech (53:00) also get new assessments after Week 1's action in this packed recap show.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 04, 2017
Neuheisel: Alabama's offense looks the same, more Week 1 takeaways
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CBS Sports college football analyst Rick Neuheisel joins Barton and Chip for a special Sunday morning edition of the show to discuss what we saw from Alabama, on offense in particular, in its win against Florida State (6:00), the challenge Texas faces in the Big 12 this season (11:00), what we learned about Ohio State and Indiana on Thursday (14:00) and Michigan-Florida on Saturday (17:00). Plus, Coach Neuheisel's thoughts on USC and the Pac-12 (22:00) and hat tip to Mike London and Howard for the historic upset of UNLV on Saturday night (27:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 03, 2017
Picks for Alabama-FSU, Michigan-Florida, LSU-BYU and more
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Locks only. Chip Patterson, Barton Simmons and Tom Fornelli kick off their season-long competition of picking locks in college football, breaking down the most interesting games and betting lines for Week 1. Games discussed include Alabama-Florida State (4:00), FAU-Navy (9:00), UNC-Cal (12:30), Michigan-Florida (16:00), Georgia-App State (24:45), UCLA-Texas A&M (28:30), Northwestern-Nevada (37:00), Virginia Tech-West Virginia (40:00), LSU-BYU (44:30), Tennessee-Georgia Tech (48:30) and many more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 31, 2017
Predicting Ole Miss Penalties with Dennis Dodd, Thursday Night Picks
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The Doddfather makes his return to the show to preview a big first week in college football, including his expectations heading into his trip to Atlanta to see Alabama and Florida State (21:30), why chalk wins championships in college football (28:00), what kind of penalties Ole Miss could face from the NCAA (34:00) and his bold predictions for the 2017 season (51:00). Plus, Chip and Barton open the show with previews and against-the-spread picks for the biggest Thursday and Friday night games (2:30).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 30, 2017
Stanford, USF takeaways, Final Playoff and Heisman Trophy picks
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap what we learned from Week Zero action in performances from Stanford (4:00), USF (12:00) and others. This is also the last chance to get in expert picks for the 2017 season, so Barton and Chip talk playoff picks (24:00), playoff sleepers (30:00), and championship picks (36:00). Plus, why LSU is overrated (44:30), USC is getting too much credit (49:30) and our Heisman Trophy picks (52:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 28, 2017
247Sports Game Breakdown: Alabama vs. Florida State
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Games have arrived! Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons dive into some expectations for the first games of the season (5:30) before going in-depth on previewing the greatest opener of all time: Alabama and Florida State in Atlanta. First, 247Sports' Brendan Sonnone discusses the Seminoles' offensive line (12:00), potential breakout players (19:00) and the expectations for star safety Derwin James (25:00). Then, Travis Reier of BamaOnline discusses one of the most talented Alabama offenses we've seen under Nick Saban (36:00), Jalen Hurts' development under a new offensive coordinator (44:00) and some bold predictions for the game (53:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 25, 2017
247Sports Game Breakdown: Michigan vs. Florida
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Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons are joined by Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 and Thomas Goldkamp of GatorBait to preview the Michigan-Florida opener in the Cowboys Kickoff Classic. Michigan is up first, with a focus on the positions of concern (13:00), the young stars that will surprise outsiders in 2017 (25:00) and expectations for 2017 (30:00). Then Goldkamp talks the Gators, from the surprising quarterback battle (39:00), the loss of Antonio Callaway (45:00), the youth movement (48:00) and game predictions for the opener.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2017
Mock trades for Alabama, FSU, LSU, Clemson, OSU; AP Poll reactions
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Camp is winding down, and starting quarterbacks have been named at Clemson (8:00) and Utah (13:00), but Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson want to take some time from depth chart battles to shake up some depth charts and ask "What if there were trades in college football?" Potential trades involving Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU and more are proposed and graded (21:00) in this exercise which considers depth and impact on the 2017 season. Plus, reactions to the release of the preseason AP Top 25 (49:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 22, 2017
Talking Texas with Jeff Howe, All-America team debates
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Jeff Howe of Horns247 joins Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons to talk all things Texas football, from those fancy new lockers (7:30), fan expectations (11:00), depth issues and the quarterback battle (17:00) and under the radar players to watch (27:30). Plus, Chip and Barton break down some of the debates around the CBS Sports All-America team (37:00) and the pros/cons of the new early signing period in recruiting (48:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 17, 2017
Attrition Edition: Suspensions at Florida, injuries at Wisconsin, Texas
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The loss of Antonio Callaway and more than a handful of Florida players for the Michigan game leads a breakdown of the latest injuries (3:20), suspensions and transfers that change the outlook of the first week of the season (5:25). Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons talk Florida, Wisconsin (19:41), South Carolina, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Texas (33:12) and more during this review of the latest depth chart shake-up<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2017
QB Battles, Title Favorites vs. The Field
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The first weekend of scrimmages has provided plenty of information to digest as we inch closer to the launch of the 2017 season. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons check in on the biggest quarterback battles and discuss national title odds for Alabama and Ohio State against the field.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2017
Dark horse talk with Tom Fornelli, imagining Coach Johnny Manziel
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It seems that a consensus has been established for the top dozen teams in the country, but every year there is a team that emerges from further down the preseason polls to make noise in November. Tom Fornelli joins Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons to chat dark horses in 2017, including Northwestern (14:00), Texas (21:00), Tennessee (26:45), Oregon (41:30), NC State (47:45) and many more. Plus, Barton and Chip pick potential landing spots for Johnny Manziel the college football coach (54:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 10, 2017
Appreciating Josh Rosen's honesty, Shea Dixon checks in from LSU
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Josh Rosen spoke some truth and people got mad. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons bring some context to Rosen's comments on the balance of football and academics (9:30) and some recent griping from former Alabama quarterbacks about the way Nick Saban handled the competition in 2016 (23:30). Shea Dixon, of 247Sports, checks in from LSU's fall camp with a look at the Tigers (29:30) and the impact of Jordan Brand is discussed in the Question of the Day (1:04:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2017
Best QB rooms in the country and OSU's spot in the positional group rankings
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Greg Schiano made headlines saying Ohio State's defensive line is the most talented he's ever coached, including his time in the NFL. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons are diving into position group comparisons this week, evaluating the top QB rooms across the country (12:00) and ranking our top five position groups in all of college football (43:00). Also, players that are generating buzz in camp (02:00) and the CFB teams we'd want to get Hard Knocks-style access to in fall camp (53:45).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2017
Top247 Player Rankings, debating our CBS130 ballots
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247Sports has released its definitive college football player ranking, the Top247, for 2017. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons react to the list (3:00) with debates on supremacy among quarterbacks (9:00) and what the list reveals about some teams flying below the radar (17:00). Barton and Chip also compare notes from their preseason top-50 team rankings in advance of the CBS Sports 130 release (30:00). Plus, talking Ole Miss hindsight in the award-winning Question of the Day segment (52:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2017
Suspension season and fall camp updates, Dennis Dodd talks Ole Miss and LSU
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This is the time of year when no one wants to see their team in the headlines. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons discuss the latest off-field incidents around the SEC and how they might affect Week 1. Dennis Dodd joins the show to talk staff sizes (16:00), LSU closing the media out of fall camp (19:00) and the realistic candidates for Ole Miss (27:00). Plus, the debut of the award-winning closing segment, "Question of the Day" (40:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2017
Burning questions across CFB, Tennessee talk with Wes Rucker
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Monday's episode is all about the unknowns, taking a look at some of our biggest questions for fall camp and a focus on Tennessee, a team that lost a handful of its stars from the last two seasons to graduation and the NFL. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons open the show with questions for Clemson (2:00), LSU (10:00), Michigan (16:30), Wisconsin (22:50) before GoVols247 insider Wes Rucker joins the show to chat Tennessee in 2017. Wes weighs in on the quarterback battle (33:30), the team's program depth (37:00), where Butch Jones stands (45:00), and more expectations for 2017.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 31, 2017
Win totals: USC, Washington and the dark horse to watch in the Pac-12
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The conference preview and win total predictions wrap up with a trip out west to the Pac-12, where USC is back (3:00), Washington looks to return to the playoff (15:15), Stanford is a team to watch (22:50) and Colorado needs to reload after winning the Pac-12 South (30:30). Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons answer those questions and make win totals predictions for the entire Pac-12, so tune in for Oregon (34:00), UCLA (43:00) and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 27, 2017
Previewing the Big Ten East, the best division in CFB
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Is the Big Ten the best conference in college football? With Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan leading the way, Barton Simmons argues the East is the best division in the country. Barton and Chip Patterson debate conference supremacy questions (5:00), talk the best coaches in the country (10:00) and then pick the win totals for Ohio State (13:00), Penn State (19:15), Michigan (26:00), Indiana (34:30), Michigan State (39:30), Maryland (47:00) and Rutgers (51:20).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2017
Hugh Freeze out at Ole Miss, recruiting trail updates and Big Ten West win totals
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It's a packed Monday show on the 247Sports College Football Podcast, leading with reaction to Hugh Freeze's resignation at Ole Miss. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons dissect how things came undone for the Rebels and where they might look next for his replacement. Also, a big recruiting win for Florida over the weekend and over/under picks for the Big Ten West win totals. 01:00 -- Ole Miss explains Hugh Freeze's resignation 04:21 -- Houston Nutt's role in the story 11:30 -- What's next for Ole Miss 14:45 -- Coaching rumors! What's a realistic option for the Rebels 21:30 -- Florida's big recruiting weekend 25:50 -- The history of Florida's Friday Night Lights, and other on-campus events 29:00 -- Is Wisconsin a playoff dark horse? 34:00 -- Northwestern can go as far as Clayton Thorson can throw 38:00 -- Minnesota's P.J. Fleck is more than catchphrases 40:55 -- Good defense, ugly wins ahead for Iowa 43:45 -- Expecting a step back for Nebraska 46:33 -- Big name doesn't mean big wins for Lovie Smith at Illinois 50:00 -- It'll take time, but we're buying Jeff Brohm long term<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 24, 2017
Tim Tebow talks Dan Mullen and SEC QBs, our early Heisman preview
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The first guest of the 247Sports College Football Podcast is none other than former Heisman Trophy winner and national champion Tim Tebow. Tim joins us after a minor league baseball game to talk Dan Mullen, the SEC in 2017 and why community service matters in the lives of college football players. After that, Chip and Barton take a way-too-early look at the Heisman picture with thoughts on the favorites and a few sleepers. 02:15 -- The biggest CFB stars since Tebow 03:56 -- Best Tebow moments at Florida 05:25 -- Why has Florida struggled at QB since 2009? 08:15 -- Tim Tebow joins the show 09:45 -- Tebow's team to watch in the SEC 10:33 -- Underlying tension between Barton and Tebow 11:10 -- What makes Dan Mullen a good QB coach 12:50 -- In Nick Fitzgerald an NFL quarterback? 14:15 -- How Florida's offense will look in 2017 16:33 -- State of the QBs in the SEC 18:23 -- The importance of community service for CFB players 20:55 -- Difference between baseball and football locker rooms 21:50 -- What coaches say about Nick Fitzgerald 23:33 -- People take Jalen Hurts for granted, more SEC QBs talk 27:30 -- Early Heisman picture 30:37 -- Why can't we buy into Josh Rosen? 32:30 -- Heisman sleeper picks<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 20, 2017
The Tom Herman-Lincoln Riley future is here, Big 12 win totals
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A new page has turned in the Big 12 with head coaching changes at both Texas and Oklahoma. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons project the future for both Tom Herman and Lincoln Riley, discuss whether the Big 12 title game will help the league and pick win totals for 2017 for all ten teams in the league.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 19, 2017
Conference bragging season is here, ACC win totals for 2017
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With media days in full swing, the ACC is bragging about its spot as one of the top leagues in the land. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson start their 2017 ACC preview with a discussion of those rankings, and pick the win totals for all 14 teams in the league.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 17, 2017
Who will win the SEC East, and can they beat the West?
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson pick the SEC East win totals for the 2017 season, making some predictions on teams that will take a step forward, a sleeper or two and of course their thoughts whether the eventual SEC East champion will be able to win the league.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 12, 2017
The QB prospect you need to know, SEC West Win Totals
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson kick off the 247Sports College Football Podcast with a report from The Opening, where Barton saw some of the top high school football players in the country. What to know about the top quarterback in the country, plus picking the win totals in the SEC West.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 10, 2017