Cover 3 College Football

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Angelina
 Jan 2, 2021
How bad is Alabama going to beat Ohio state? love you guys and roll tide from Nevada and the Everett Family Offgrid Ranch.


 Nov 8, 2020

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

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

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

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

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Week 3 Instant Reaction: Who is good? Alabama, Oklahoma, Clemson survive tests while Penn State shines (09/19)
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The Cover 3 crew breaks down the best of college football action in Week 3. First, moments after the final we’re breaking down Penn State’s win against Auburn in Happy Valley (1:30), a rough day for SEC officials (10:20) and Alabama outlasting Florida’s late push in The Swamp (15:23). Then, trying to figure out what’s wrong with Clemson’s offense (23:45), Ohio State’s defense (29:45) and Oklahoma’s inability to blow out FBS foes (33:35). Plus, judging Cincinnati after its win at Indiana (37:30), Notre Dame’s win against Purdue (41:45), a surging Michigan and Michigan State (45:30) and much more.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2021
College football betting picks: Alabama-Florida, Penn State-Auburn and more Week 3 Locks (09/16)
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The Cover 3 crew offers best bets for Week 3 in college football. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Miami-Michigan State (6:30), Penn State-Auburn (13:20), Alabama-Florida (19:20), Arkansas-Georgia Southern (23:30), Ohio State-Tulsa (26:00), Notre Dame-Purdue (29:00), Stanford-Vanderbilt (34:30), Minnesota-Colorado (42:00), Army-UConn (46:30), Wyoming-Ball State (48:15), Mississippi State-Memphis (50:55), Arizona State-BYU (55:00), North Carolina-Virginia (1:00:00), Cincinnati-Indiana (1:08:00), Utah-San Diego State (1:13:20) and much more plus the underdogs to take straight up in Week 3 with the MoneyLine Sprinkles (1:18:17).   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
What we got right and wrong about Ohio State, Auburn, Iowa State and more (09/15)
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The Cover 3 crew evaluates win totals Locks through two weeks of college football. First, questioning the confidence level in the preseason optimism shared for NC State, Vanderbilt and Illinois (3:30) before taking the conversation into some more specific picks like the win total under for Auburn (11:45) and the low-total plays on Bowling Green and Kansas (14:30). Then, whether Miami will hit 10 wins after losing to Alabama and struggling with Appalachian State (17:30), the Crimson Tide’s path to 12-0 (23:30) and looking at Ohio State’s shortcomings with no losses left in order to push at 11-1 (32:15). Plus, Iowa State’s big flaw (43:00) and a roundtable look at candidates to replace Clay Helton at USC (51:00). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
🚨 BREAKING NEWS: USC fires Clay Helton (9/13)
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Bud Elliott breaks down the breaking news that Clay Helton has been fired by USC. Helton is 19-14 in his past 33 games with the Trojans. What went wrong for Helton at USC? Who could be the next head coach? Bud throws together a list of names that could be next up for the USC Trojans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Upon Further Review: AP vs. Coaches Top 25, Week 3 storylines, more (09/13)
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The Cover 3 crew breaks down college football rankings and looks ahead to Week 3. First, breaking down the new college football rankings with team-by-team comparisons in their AP Top 25 vs. Coaches Poll rankings with Texas A&M (10:05), Ohio State (14:30), Penn State (22:35), Florida (25:00) an Notre Dame (30:00). Then, Upon Further Review allows for final thoughts and takes from Week 2 (33:30) before turning the page to Week 3 storylines, starting with Penn State hosting Auburn (40:11). Plus, Cincinnati has a Power Five challenge at Indiana (46:00), Texas has a new starting QB (48:16), notable injuries from around college football (52:08) and much more.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Week 2 Instant Reaction: Texas isn’t back, Oregon upsets Ohio State, QB injuries, more (09/12)
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The Cover 3 crew recaps Oregon and Iowa’s big wins plus more from Week 2 in college football. First, the big takeaways from Ohio State’s home loss to Oregon (1:35) and Iowa rolling over Iowa State (13:10). Then, Texas falls short in an opportunity at Arkansas (18:20), Florida State loses in the final moments to Jacksonville State (21:40) and a recap of SEC action (29:30). Plus, Pac-12 struggles outside of Oregon (39:00), Notre Dame’s close call with Toledo (44:15), more ACC struggles including NC State’s loss at Mississippi State (47:10), SEC West power rankings (55:30) and more takeaways from Week 2.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2021
🚨BREAKING NEWS: Big 12 announces expansion: BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Houston (9/10)
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Big 12 has announced its four new schools after the departures of Oklahoma and Texas: Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, and UCF. The Cover 3 crew is here to break down what this all means. SUBSCRIBE TO Cover 3 on YouTube: https://youtube.com/Cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @BudElliott3, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
College football betting picks: Week 2 Locks (09/09)
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The Cover 3 crew offers best bets for Week 2 in college football. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Michigan hosting Washington under the lights in the Big House (7:42), a top-10 battle between Iowa State and Iowa (13:45), Miami looking to rebound against Appalachian State (20:00), the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy battle between Air Force and Navy (24:10), NC State’s visit to Starkville to play Mississippi State (30:00) and a Cover 3 family house divided situation with Penn State and Ball State (33:15). Plus, Cal-TCU (38:50), Virginia-Illinois (40:10), Oklahoma State-Tulsa (42:30), Texas-Arkansas (47:10), the headline game of the weekend in Ohio State-Oregon (51:33) and much more including our MoneyLine Sprinkles for Week 2.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
Mailbag! Top 5 SEC quarterbacks, ways to fix targeting, more (09/08)
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The Cover 3 talks top 25 rankings and answers listener questions on Notre Dame and SEC QBs. First, what’s the best path forward for UConn football after moving on from Randy Edsall (2:30) and reaction to the new AP Top 25 poll that includes notes on UCLA, Indiana and the jockeying among top five teams (10:00). Then it’s on to the Big Ol’ Bag Of Mail with listener questions on Brian Kelly’s quarterback development (15:15), ranking the top five SEC quarterbacks (20:20) and a bigger discussion on how targeting can be addressed in a way that helps the sport (30:30). Finally, who is the most important figure in the Alabama football program right now NOT named Nick Saban (49:30).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Notre Dame-Florida State takeaways, ACC's tough Week 1, should Big 12 add even more teams? (09/06)
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The Cover 3 crew discusses FSU's big performance in a loss and more Week 2 headlines. First, with the live episode recording on Monday afternoon we open with last-minute thoughts on Ole Miss-Louisville and whether Lane Kiffin's absence impacts our expectations (01:30), Then, takeaways from Notre Dame surviving Florida State (8:37), how the ACC bounces back from its losses in Week 1 (26:18) and how when you play impacts how the game is discussed for the big national TV windows (34:18). Then, thoughts on the Big 12's seemingly imminent expansion moves (38:06), key injury updates Alabama, Michigan and Minnesota (46:22) and live audience questions including a value Heisman Trophy pick, Cal's future after losing to Nevada and Iowa State's struggles against Northern Iowa (52:30). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
Week 1 Instant Reaction: Alabama shines, Georgia tops Clemson, upsets galore (09/05)
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The Cover 3 crew recaps the best of Week 1 on Saturday night in college football. First, how Georgia’s defense dominated against Clemson and what needs to improve for both teams moving forward (2:30). Then, Penn State picks up a much-needed win at Wisconsin (12:30), UCLA handles LSU (21:40), Oklahoma survives a scare from Tulane (25:40) and FCS schools are one of the weekends biggest winners thanks to a handful of upsets (28:00). Then, what Virginia Tech revealed about North Carolina in its Friday night win (35:00), Bryce Young answering concerns in Alabama’s romp of Miami (43:00), lessons from the week in Big Ten action (59:00) and much, much more.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2021
College football betting picks: Week 1 Locks (09/02)
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The Cover 3 crew locks up their favorite plays for Week 1. The show begins with the Thursday action first for the early birds with plays on NC State-USF, UCF-Boise State and Ohio State-Minnesota (6:30). Then it’s on to the weekend action with Northwestern Michigan State (21:00), Alabama-Miami (24:00), North Carolina-Virginia Tech (28:30), Ole Miss-Louisville (35:50), Illinois-UTSA (40:30), Clemson-Georgia (47:30) and Florida State-Notre Dame (53:30) among the highlights from 36 combined against the spread or over-under selections. Plus, Moneyline Sprinkles focuses on two Power Five non-conference showdowns and two conference openers from Week 1 (1:12:00). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Teams with most to gain -- or lose -- in Week 1, CFP and title picks (09/01)
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The Cover 3 crew makes their official playoff picks for 2021. The conversation opens with looking for spots in the Week 1 slate where teams have a lot to gain or lose based on the result, starting with North Carolina’s ACC title chances being on the line at Virginia Tech on Friday night (2:30). Then, what a win at Wisconsin would mean for Penn State (6:20), the springboard opportunity for UCLA hosting LSU (10:00), the long shot chances for Miami (17:45) and bowl hopes on the line for both West Virginia and Maryland (22:00). Plus, putting our official predictions on the record with our College Football Playoff and National Championship picks for the 2021 season (37:45).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
QB battle updates from Texas, Oregon and more Monday takeaways (08/30)
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The Cover 3 crew reacts to Week 1 depth charts and the latest CFB news. First, what Hudson Card beating out Casey Thompson says about Texas’ offense and what Steve Sarkisian has in mind for the opening weeks of the season (2:30). Then the quarterback discussion moves on to Oregon tabbing Anthony Brown, Tennessee going with Joe Milton and Florida State naming both McKenzie Milton and Jordan Travis as co-starters. Plus, a Scott Frost quote that reveals plenty about the state of Nebraska football (17:45), the strange story of an aggressively scheduled high school football season (37:30) and the best weeknight games in Week 1 (44:50).    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Week 0 Instant Reaction: Scott Frost hot seat, UCLA impresses and more (08/28)
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The Cover 3 crew recaps the biggest headlines from Saturday in college football. Chip Patterson, Tom Fornelli and Bud Elliott discuss Illinois’ impressive win against Nebraska at home, what UCLA showed in its early-game efforts against Hawaii and what to take away from all the Week 0 games as we look ahead to the first big weekend of college football action. Topics include Scott Frost’s hot seat, realistic expectations for the Fighting Illini under Bret Bielema and whether UCLA has answered all of the concerns regarding whether or not it’s going to be a breakthrough team in 2021.    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2021
College football betting picks: Week 0 Locks (08/26)
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The Cover 3 crew locks up their favorite plays for Week 0. First, two Lock Fights highlight the breakdown for Nebraska-Illinois with opposite bets on both the side and the total (4:15). Then, what to expect from a UConn team that didn’t play in 2020 as it travels to Fresno State (12:17), what Chip Kelly’s non-conference record against the spread should tell us about UCLA-Hawaii (21:26) and whether a rivalry trend will continue along I-10 between UTEP and New Mexico State (27:00). Plus, Locks for San Jose State and Southern Utah in the night cap and Moneyline Sprinkles for Week 0 (33:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
2021 Cover 3 Fantasy Draft (08/25)
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The Cover 3 crew drafts college football teams for the 2021 season. The draft begins with a run on the popular picks for the College Football Playoff and national championship (2:40) but then the unique roster qualifications kick in with a run on the Sun Belt in the third round (5:50). Listen in as the crew debates how best to fill out their roster with one team from every Power Five conference, three Group of Five squads and two wild cards, including a surprising order for the non-Oregon Pac-12 teams (11:20) and a couple of SEC wild card selections in the final three rounds (16:40). Then, analysis and grades for everyone’s draft (26:30) and quarterback news from Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Syracuse (31:00). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
Week Zero Storylines, impact of the ACC-B1G-Pac-12 alliance (08/23)
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The Cover 3 crew looks ahead to the first weekend of college football! We open the show with a breakdown of the storylines surrounding the Week Zero games, with a specific focus on Nebraska, Illinois and UCLA (2:00). Then it’s on to big-picture topics with an attempt to define our expectations for the reported alliance between the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 (13:00). Plus, Ohio State ends its quarterback battle while Texas and others have yet to name a starter (27:00) and recapping a big weekend from the recruiting trail (38:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
2021 Win Totals Locks: College Football Picks and Predictions (08/19)
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The Cover 3 crew shares their best bets for 2021 win totals in college football. It’s a loaded show with multiple agreements, unity and even a couple of Lock Infinity selections and Lock Fights. Teams discussed with picks and predictions on the regular season win total include Miami (4:00), Illinois (7:00), NC State (9:20), BYU (11:30), Michigan (13:20), Ohio State (15:00), Auburn (17:00), Alabama (18:30), Florida (21:00), Kansas State (22:30), Iowa State (24:40), Iowa (26:30), Kansas (28:00), Louisiana (32:40), Northwestern (34:30), Oregon (37:00), Nebraska (39:20), Boston College (43:50), North Carolina (46:00) and Mississippi State (48:20).    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals: SEC West (08/18)
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The Cover 3 makes picks and predictions for Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M and more. First, instant reaction to breaking news that Nebraska is under investigation by the NCAA, including what it means for Scott Frost and expectations for 2021 (1:45). Then it’s on to the win totals for the SEC West, leading with Alabama’s quest for another undefeated regular season (10:30) and questions about how Texas A&M will look on offense (18:30). Plus, LSU looks to rebound (31:00), Ole Miss hopes to ride its high-powered offense to a top 25 finish (41:15), year one with Bryan Harsin at Auburn (48:20) and win totals picks for Mississippi State (54:00) and Arkansas (58:45).    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
Camp Buzz: Notre Dame, Oregon, LSU, Alabama, more (08/17)
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The Cover 3 crew shares notes from fall camp and scrimmages. Chip Patterson and Bud Elliott run down some of the latest headlines coming from 247Sports as fall camp continues across the country. First, what Jack Coan winning the quarterback battle at Notre Dame says about the former Wisconsin starter (2:00) and how Mario Cristobal’s praise of freshman Ty Thompson could be as impactful on the recruiting trail as it is to our expectations for the Ducks this fall (5:45). Then, LSU has both injury issues on defense and exciting freshmen crating some buzz on offense (12:00), South Carolina is asking a graduate assistant to move to the active roster (18:00) plus notes from Auburn (21:00), Alabama (23:00), Northwestern (26:45) and more.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals: SEC East (08/16)
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The Cover 3 crew makes picks and predictions for Georgia, Florida and more. The SEC takes center stage this week, beginning with Georgia’s chances to re-take the division and our expectations for the massive season opener against Clemson (2:00). Then, how Dan Mullen’s reputation and history should impact your pick for Florida’s win total (12:40), changes on offense for Kentucky (21:40) and big year two for Eli Drinkwitz at Missouri (33:30). Plus, finding the wins for the first-year coaches at Tennessee (45:00), South Carolina (51:35) and Vanderbilt (59:00).    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals: Notre Dame, BYU, Cincinnati, UCF and more (08/13)
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The Cover 3 crew makes picks and predictions for Notre Dame, BYU and top G5 teams. As we wind down the conference-by-conference win totals series it’s time to take a look at the independents and some notable win totals from the Group of Five conferences. Up first is Notre Dame and a schedule that welcomes non-ACC teams back to the slate (2:00) and BYU looking to maintain success in the post-Zach Wilson era (12:00). Then, a focus on the American Athletic Conference with Cincinnati looking to repeat as champs (21:30) and UCF in the mix as well with Gus Malzahn taking over (33:00). Plus, Louisiana (46:30) and Coastal Carolina (54:15) headlining an exciting year in the Sun Belt and a rapid-fire round with picks for ULM, UConn, Nevada, SMU, Troy and more (59:00).   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals: Big Ten West (08/11)
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The Cover 3 crew makes picks and predictions for Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and more. First, whether the Badgers will reclaim their position atop the division with a double-digit win season (2:00) and what Iowa needs in order to challenge Wisconsin for a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game (10:00). Then, Minnesota looks for a bounce back to what P.J. Fleck helped the Gophers accomplish in 2019 (18:00), defending division champion Northwestern hopes to continue exceeding oddsmakers expectations (26:00) and Nebraska is trying to go bowling for the first time with Scott Frost as head coach (39:45). Plus, will high-end talent win out and help Purdue get to six wins (47:20) and what’s in store for year one with Bret Bielema at Illinois (53:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
CBS Sports Presents - The 'Fantasy Football Today DFS' Podcast
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*Fantasy Football Today DFS is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and wherever else podcasts are found* Want to dominate DFS this year? The Fantasy Football Today DFS crew will get you ready to crush Daily Fantasy Football. Join host Frank Stampfl alongside DFS analysts Mike McClure and Sia Nejad twice a week for the most well-rounded analysis in the industry. On Tuesdays the crew will focus on optimized lineups, pricing, stacks and more. On Thursdays they’ll deep-dive each game, focusing on perceived ownership, leverage plays, matchups, and updated lineups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals: Big Ten East (08/10)
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The Cover 3 crew makes picks and predictions for OSU, Michigan, Penn State and more. First, getting things rolling a lot of optimism around Ohio State (1:45) and expectations of a bounce back year for Penn State (6:45). Then, whether Michigan’s win total lines up with expectations (15:00), Indiana’s chance to prove the experts wrong again (24:00) and Maryland’s chances to make a bowl game (34:55). Plus, big seasons ahead in year two for Mel Tucker at Michigan State (40:30) and Greg Schiano at Rutgers (47:30). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Remembering Bobby Bowden: His legacy, untold stories from Florida State and more (08/09)
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The Cover 3 crew reflects on Bobby Bowden's impact on college football. With his passing over the weekend, Bobby Bowden has been remembered across the college football landscape and there's no better resource for stories and insight than our own Danny Kanell. The entire crew discusses ways that Bowden was innovative with his approach to scheduling, play-calling and his ability to seal the deal on in-home visits in recruiting, but only Danny can give us that peak behind the scenes to what it was like to play for the legendary head coach during his reign as the leader of one of college football's iconic programs. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
Mailbag! How does Quinn Ewers’ early arrival impact Ohio State’s QB future? (08/06)
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Quinn Ewers, the Pac-12 and more. First, with five-star Quinn Ewers reclassifying and joining Ohio State early, what does that mean for CJ Stroud and the rest of an already-loaded quarterback room (2:00)? Then we keep it in Columbus with expectations for freshman running back Treyveon Henderson (12:15) before moving to a discussion on what the Pac-12 needs to accomplish on the field to improve its reputation (15:30). Plus, if the NFL adopted a one-and-done rule for the draft, debating the impacts on college football (22:30) and a look into the crystal ball to predict how big-time college football might look in 2035 (37:50).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals: Big 12 (08/04)
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The Cover 3 crew makes predictions and picks for Oklahoma, Texas and more. First, looking at a Sooners team that enters the season with not only Big 12 title but national championship expectations (2:30) and a debate as to whether Iowa State will match its 2021 hype in the win column (7:20). Then, year one with Steve Sarkisian at Texas (17:40), considering the ceiling and the floor for Oklahoma State (26:30), TCU as one of the most interesting teams in the league’s middle pack and a big year for Neal Brown at West Virginia (43:30). All that plus schedule breakdowns and win total picks for Baylor (48:30), Kansas State (53:50), Texas Tech (59:00) and Kansas (1:03:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals: Pac-12 South (08/02)
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The Cover 3 crew makes predictions and picks for USC, UCLA and more. First, how to view Arizona State’s likely outcomes for 2021 with their win total off the board because of alleged NCAA recruiting violations and picks for the Sun Devils based on the schedule and what we know now (2:45). Then, whether USC’s talent can help it win the Pac-12 South (13:40), where Utah stacks up against the top division contenders (20:45) and expectations for Chip Kelly and UCLA (29:00). Finally, Colorado’s ceiling after a strong showing in 2020 (37:30), an uphill climb for Arizona in year one with Jedd Fisch (44:45) and after comments from the Pac-12 commissioner how conference realignment might have slowed the expansion of the College Football Playoff (51:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals: Pac-12 North (07/30)
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The Cover 3 crew makes predictions and picks for Oregon, Washington and more. First, there are huge non-conference games early on for both Oregon (2:00) and Washington (8:30), so how does that impact each of them in hitting their 9-win total for the 2021 regular season? Then, Cal hopes to find an offensive spark (15:00), Nick Rolovich is making headlines going into year two at Washington State (22:45) and Oregon State looks to recapture the success from 2019 in their first full season since (29:30). Finally, a debate on where Stanford stands and why expectations have changed since the beginning of the David Shaw era (35:15).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Conference realignment update: The Big 12 strikes back (07/29)
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The Cover 3 crew talks the latest on Texas, Oklahoma, the Big 12 and the SEC. While the SEC presidents are expected to vote on Texas and Oklahoma joining the league, with both schools expected to accept any invitations, there is far more drama behind the scenes with the remaining eight Big 12 teams. Chip Patterson, Danny Kanell and Tom Fornelli discuss the Big 12’s cease and desist letter to ESPN and the allegations that schools are being recruited to apply for membership in the AAC. What does this aggressive action mean for conference realignment and what are other fallouts, including the timeline for expansion of the College Football Playoff?  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals: ACC Atlantic (07/28)
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The Cover 3 crew makes predictions and picks for Clemson, Florida State, more. The conversation begins with a look at Clemson, heavily favored to win the ACC and carrying a win total of 11.5. Will the Tigers go undefeated in the regular season (1:50)? Then, a big jump down to the middle pack of the Atlantic Division with Boston College entering year two with Jeff Hafley (14:25), NC State carrying a lot of returning experience and momentum (25:25) and a Louisville team that’s looking to bounce back (32:20). Finally, what’s ahead for Wake Forest (43:00), whether Florida State will be in a bowl game (50:45) and buying or selling Syracuse finding more success this fall after a disappointing and disjointed 2020 season (59:30).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
🚨 Conference realignment update: Texas, Oklahoma eye 2025 move from Big 12 to SEC (07/27) 🚨
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The Cover 3 crew updates the latest from conference realignment in college sports. Chip Patterson, Bud Elliott and Danny Kanell discuss Tuesday’s breaking news that Texas and Oklahoma have officially applied for membership in the SEC, looking to a 2025 move after the end of their existing contract with the Big 12. What’s it going to be like over the next four years in the Big 12, and what will it take for Texas and Oklahoma to make their move before 2025? Plus, what’s next for the remaining Big 12 members and how COVID-19 and the 2020 season may have played a role in this landscape-shifting wave of conference realignment.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
2021 College Football Win Totals Predictions: ACC Coastal (07/26)
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The Cover 3 crew picks win totals for UNC, Miami and more. After opening up with a check-in on the Big 12 as Oklahoma and Texas officially made their intentions to leave known (1:30), the 2021 Cover 3 Win Totals series begins with a double-digit total for North Carolina (6:00) and a discussion as whether Miami overcome a difficult schedule and win the Coastal (14:00). Plus, Pitt as a chaos team (20:00), how much Justin Funete’s hot seat should factor in win total predictions (27:30) and more win total breakdowns for Virginia (33:45), Georgia Tech (41:00) and Duke (46:45).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
🚨TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA ARE REALLY GOING TO LEAVE THE BIG 12!!! FOR THE SEC!?! (7/23)
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The Cover 3 crew discusses the breaking news around conference realignment. Chip Patterson and Danny Kanell discuss the fallout from Texas and Oklahoma's plans to leave the Big 12, what the SEC might look like with its two potential new members and what's next for all of college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
🚨 Conference realignment: Texas, Oklahoma reportedly eyeing Big 12 split, will SEC say yes? (07/22) 🚨
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The Cover 3 crew breaks down the possibility of Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC. Chip Patterson, Bud Elliott and Tom Fornelli link up for an emergency podcast to discuss one of the biggest stories in college sports. The conversation begins with how realistic the monumental move seems at this point, but also includes the many dynamics of the Texas-Texas A&M relationship, whether either school could pursue independence or join another league if the SEC says no and much, much more.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Nick Saban’s ‘seven-figure’ NIL guess for Bryce Young, ACC’s new boss, more (07/21)
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The Cover 3 crew shares takeaways from media days at the ACC and SEC. First, the big-picture takeaways from new ACC commissioner Jim Phillips, including playoff expansion, NIL and a call for re-thinking the NCAA and college sports governance (3:30). Then, why Nick Saban’s “seven-figure” guess for Bryce Young’s money made in the NIL era is probably close to accurate (14:00), Clemson and UNC players speaking out against the 12-team playoff proposal (25:50) and some debate on the construction of a preseason all-conference team (36:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Underrated 2021 storylines: Penn State’s bounce back, Year 2 coaches and more (07/19)
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The Cover 3 crew talks key topics under the radar in the 2021 college football preview. The conversation begins in the Big Ten where Ohio State, Michigan and Nebraska are going to get plenty of attention but Penn State is one of the most interesting teams in the conference (2:30). Then, the many narratives around the very fluid middle pack in the Big 12 (9:00), notable coaches going into Year 2 (14:30), the impact of immediately eligible transfers who project to be Power Five starters (17:30), the Pac-12’s non-conference schedule (23:00) and the second-best team in the ACC Atlantic (31:00). Finally, headlines from a busy weekend on the recruiting trail that included Lincoln Riley getting a commitment from another five-star quarterback (41:45). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Mailbag! What schools could woo Mark Stoops away from Kentucky? (07/16)
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Kentucky football, Hawaii recruiting and more. First, kicking things off with a review of Dennis Dodd’s hot seat rankings (1:30) before the mailbag brings some reaction to our Coaching Staff Draft (10:00). Then, why Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has one of the best contracts in college sports (15:00) and times a school lost a coach and upgraded with his replacement (20:20). Finally, the story of Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave brings recruiting rankings into focus (25:50) and why it’s hard to recruit to Hawaii (32:30).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Big 12 Media Days Preview: Questions for Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa State (07/14)
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The Cover 3 crew is joined by Ben Kercheval to talk Matt Campbell and more Big 12 topics. First, why a former 5-star wide receiver’s transfer away from Georgia says about the Bulldogs’ depth at the position (1:30) and reflecting on the career of Frank Solich after his retirement announcement on Wednesday (8:55). Then it’s on to the burning questions for the players and coaches at Big 12 Media Days, including what’s expected from Oklahoma’s defense and whether Steve Sarkisian will have Texas competing for a conference title in year one (15:00). Finally, Ben discusses how Matt Campbell has positioned Iowa State to do something it's never done before, and what needs to happen to beat out Oklahoma for the Big 12 title (33:30).  Vote for the Cover 3 Podcast in the The People’s Choice podcast awards: podcastawards.com/app/signup  Check out Ben’s feature on Matt Campbell and Iowa State: https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/iowa-state-coach-matt-campbell-tasked-with-leading-cyclones-past-unprecedented-expectations-in-2021/ Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Michigan Wolverines (07/13)
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Sam Webb joins Bud Elliott to preview a big year for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. Sam covers the Wolverines for The Michigan Insider on 247Sports and he helps us take a look back at a strange 2020 season and set the expectations for the team in 2021. Tune in to find out what you can take away from last year’s struggles and how the program addressed those issues, the quarterback battle between Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy, what the defense will look like in the post-Don Brown era and much more. Plus, with an eye on the win total the question must be asked: is 8-4 good enough for Jim Harbaugh and this staff?  Get all the latest on Michigan football at The Michigan Insider and check out their current deal of one month of a VIP subscription for only $1 Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Take your pick: Florida or Texas A&M, Penn State or Wisconsin, Miami or UNC (07/12)
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The Cover 3 crew discusses the NFL, teams with the best 5-year outlook and more. First, continuing the discussion of college football program and Euro sides in the wake of Itay’s win over England (6:15) and an interesting hypothetical that limits NFL teams to signing players that went to school within a 300 mile radius — if this is the case, who are the powers in the AFC and NFC (7:55)? Then, a listener has some either/or options from each Power Five conference with the premise being an investment for the next five years (14:33) and conference realignment fun with some Power Five-Group of Five swaps (35:30). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
CBS Sports Presents - The 'Attacking Third' Podcast
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'Attacking Third' a new tri-weekly podcast from CBS Sports is available now. Download and follow now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get episodes as soon as they are released. A soccer podcast from CBS Sports covering the NWSL, US Women's National Team and more. Attacking Third will bring you insider analysis, commentary, preview & recaps while tackling the biggest news stories from the sport you love. Hosts Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman welcome a rotating cast of guests from former and current players for interviews and analysis. This is your podcast for the latest news and stories from the world of soccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
Cover 3 Coach Draft: Nick Saban, Ryan Day, Lincoln Riley, top assistants highlight picks (07/09)
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The Cover 3 crew is drafting our favorite coaches in college football. First, a debate as to whether Nick Saban is too good to be included in the draft and finally the reveal of everyone’s approach to the draft with their first round picks (2:00). Then, discussing the depth of quality offensive coordinators vs. quality defensive coordinators (11:50), a delayed run on head coaches that starts with Lincoln Riley and Ryan Day (24:00) and a full review and analysis of our built-out skeleton staffs with one head coach, one offensive coordinator, one defensive coordinator and three wild card position coaches (39:40).  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast for The People’s Choice podcast awards at podcastawards.com/app/signup/ Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Ohio State Buckeyes (07/08)
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Dave Biddle of Bucknuts joins Bud Elliott to break down Ohio State heading into 2021. The conversation begins with what you could take away from 2020 in the shortened season (1:30) and the strength of the offense being one of the best wide receiver rooms in the country (5:30). Then, what Ohio State needs out of the running game and offensive line to be successful (10:00) and what to expect from the defense in 2021 (14:00). Finally, setting expectations for the team this fall: is it national championship or bust (22:20)? Get all the latest on Ohio State football over at Bucknuts and fans should check out their premium deal for VIP subscriptions starting at one month for only $1 Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Playoff expansion: Inside the discussions behind the scenes, next steps and more (07/07)
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The Cover 3 crew is joined by Dennis Dodd for an insider’s take on playoff expansion. First, the factors that will determine whether the new playoff format will be in place by 2023 (4:30), how the Rose Bowl plays a role in the decisions about the quarterfinals (15:00) and whether Notre Dame was a winner or loser in the proposed format with no shot at a top-four seed (22:15). Then, how schools are reacting to the new NIL era (41:00) and why the most interesting hot seat conversation heading into 2021 surrounds Nebraska coach Scott Frost (53:30).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
On Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy in the NIL era (07/05)
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The Cover 3 crew discusses Reggie Bush’s Heisman, transfers and more. First, discussing the debate around Reggie Bush and whether the new NIL era should include a review and possible reversal of the punishments from his NCAA violations, including the return of his Heisman Trophy (1:45). Then, airing some grievances with our pet peeves around the college football (18:08), whether transfers can give significant insider info to their new teams (32:50) and what’s ahead for players who entered the transfer portal but might not have a landing spot (38:00). Plus, a follow-up on “teams that can win a title” with a specific focus on those who can but haven’t yet in the playoff era (45:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
Mailbag! Can Texas and Texas A&M be great at the same time? (07/02)
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Texas, Michigan, recruiting and more. First, some instant reaction to the first hours of the NIL era (2:00) before starting this week’s mailbag with a look at whether coaches can or do improve as recruiters (12:30). Then, comparing Euro 2020 sides to college football teams (17:25), a breakdown of how 247Sports evaluates elite talent (24:00) and whether Texas and Texas A&M can both be at peak efficiency at the same time (33:10). Plus, a minute on Kansas State (36:40), a review of Iowa State’s 2020 (40:30) and why there isn’t more hype for JJ McCarthy at Michigan (45:10).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
NIL Eve: Questions and expectations for the Name, Image and Likeness era (06/30)
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The Cover 3 crew discusses what’s ahead with college athlete endorsements. On July 1, nearly a dozen states will enact legislation allowing college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness without jeopardizing their eligibility and the NCAA is set to approve temporary rules to provide that same opportunity to everyone across the country. So here on June 30, we wanted to know: what will the NIL era look like for most college football players (1:30), how much money can we expect to see in these deals (10:00) and how will schools use their resources to help players with the process (19:33)? Then, how much does recruiting factor into non-conference and road scheduling and vice versa? As recruiting has modernized does making those trips to talent hotbeds for road games still matter (30:15)?  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Utah Utes (06/29)
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Steve Bartle of Ute Zone joins Bud Elliott to preview Utah’s 2021 college football season. Steve explains how some of the difficulties of the Pac-12 season impacted Utah’s performance in 2020, why fans close to the program are setting their expectations higher than Las Vegas’ win total, how running back has become a real strength once again for the offense and how another year of experience will help a defense that underwent significant turnover from 2019 to 2020.  Check out all the latest on Utah football at UteZone.com and get all of the exclusive insider information on the program with a VIP subscription, available now for only $1 for the first month.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
2021 Oklahoma Drill Draft: Texas A&M, Alabama, Ohio State well represented (06/28)
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The Cover 3 crew is assembling the best Oklahoma Drill squad with 2021 college football players. After doing an all-time Oklahoma Drill Draft earlier this summer, we’re back with the same format (two OL, two DL, one RB, one LB) but this time only using players from 2021 college football rosters. The draft starts with a run on the trenches and nothing but linemen picked in the first two rounds (1:33) before Bijan Robinson breaks the seal on the running backs in the third round (10:00). After the offensive linemen positions were all filled by the end of the fourth round (19:40) the attention turned to running backs and linebackers in the final eight picks of the draft (26:30). Then, grades and analysis for everyone’s draft (34:40), the best players not picked from the big board (42:20) and a quick note on how NC State’s College World Series fiasco should inform our expectations for college football in the fall (51:20).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Mailbag! How many schools could Nick Saban lead to a national championship in 5 years? (06/25)
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on the playoff, super seniors, Texas QBs and more. First, a hypothetical sets up every program at peak efficiency and performance at the same time: so who wins the national championship? (1:30). Then, putting Nick Saban at different jobs to determine if he could win a national championship within a five-year window (15:00), the impact of the 12-team playoff on the coaching carousel (27:00) and what it means for a scholarship offer to be “committable” in recruiting (36:38). Plus, who benefits most from super seniors (44:30) and the Texas quarterback competition between Casey Thompson and Hudson Card (49:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: UCLA Bruins (06/24)
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Dave Woods of Bruin Report Online joins Bud Elliott to discuss Chip Kelly and the upcoming season. The conversation begins with the win total and the pressure on Kelly to deliver on expectations here in his fourth year with UCLA, but also discusses the development of quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, where the team needs to improve defensively, how the program’s recruiting efforts have evolved in recent years and much more.  Check out Bruin Report Online for all the latest on UCLA football and basketball, including their current offer of a VIP subscription with one month for only $1 Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Cover 3 WR/TE Draft: Ohio State dominates, Alabama and Oklahoma get multiple picks (06/23)
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The Cover 3 crew picks some of their favorite pass catchers for 2021. Chip Patterson, Tom Fornelli, Bud Elliott and Danny Kanell are back in the Cover 3 draft war room assembling the best balance of proven production and potential with a six-round draft of wide receivers and tight ends. Things get started with two Ohio State wide receivers going in the first round (3:00) and a run on tight ends in the second round (7:45). Tune in to see how many more Ohio State wide receivers hear their name called in the third round (15:45), the lone Group of Five selection and two Clemson receivers in the fourth round (20:00) and much more. Plus, the names that were next up from the big board (34:30) and grading the teams assembled in the draft (40:40).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: North Carolina Tar Heels (07/22)
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Ross Martin of Inside Carolina joins Chip Patterson to talk UNC football. Ross explains how expectations have changed under Mack Brown, why there’s a feeling that last year’s team fell short, how Sam Howell has progressed as a quarterback and why ACC Coastal Division title contention is a fair set of expectations for 2021. Plus, picking every game on the schedule and where North Carolina has improved the most thanks to the recruiting trail.  You can find all the latest UNC football and basketball news at Inside Carolina and check out their VIP offer of two months for just $1 Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
🚨NCAA loses 9-0 in Supreme Court ruling: What it means for college athletes (06/21) 🚨
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The Cover 3 crew discusses the immediate and long-term impacts of the Supreme Court ruling. Chip Patterson and Bud Elliott discuss what exactly the Supreme Court ruled on in the NCAA v. Alston case, why antitrust laws are the issue for the NCAA and how the written decisions opened the door for future lawsuits that address players getting paid.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Cover 3 QB Draft: DJU, Spencer Rattler, Sam Howell highlight 2021 selections (06/21)
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The Cover 3 crew picks their favorite college football quarterbacks for 2021. The offseason tradition continues as Chip Patterson, Tom Fornelli, Bud Elliott and Danny Kanell open up their war rooms for another Cover 3 draft, this time focusing on the quarterback position for the upcoming season in college football. There’s little debate or argument at the top with Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei going first overall (3:00), but differing views by the end of the first round (9:45) with off-the-radar picks coming as early as pick No. 7 overall (20:45). Once all four rounds are complete, the crew reveals their big boards and discuss the best players not to be selected (30:20) as well as draft grades and analysis for all four quarterback rooms (45:44).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Mailbag! Trouble at Arizona State, Arch Manning recruiting predictions, more (06/18)
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Georgia football, Arch Manning and more. First, what to make of the reporting around an NCAA investigation at Arizona State involving alleged recruiting violations (1:30) then it’s into the big ‘ol bag of mail with a look into the crystal ball for 2023 quarterback Arch Manning (15:00). Also: the status of Georgia’s offensive renaissance (24:00), how Matt Campbell influenced Big 12 defenses (27:50), building an entire college football team with clones of just one player (33:50) and how Super Seniors and the transfer portal are creating scholarship count issues across the country (38:30).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: NC State Wolfpack (06/17)
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Cory Smith of Pack Pride joins Chip Patterson to talk NC State football. Cory and Chip recount the ups and downs of a strange 2020 season that produced one of the most inspiring years of Wolfpack football, and how that sets the stage for high expectations when it comes to 2021. Plus, what we learned about the team’s depth this spring and some of the key players in making NC State a program where NFL talent is developed.  Follow Cory and all the great 247Sports NC State coverage at Pack Pride Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
One of these 16 teams will win the national title (06/16)
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The Cover 3 crew discusses recruiting’s impact on winning a national championship. The conversation opens with an explanation on the Blue-Chip Ratio and the reveal of the teams on the list for 2021 (3:30). Then, how certain programs have moved up and down the list in recent years and the group narrows the field by striking teams for various reasons beyond the recruiting data (23:00). Plus, the TV side of the playoff’s impact on college football (38:20) and the winners and losers of conferences losing divisions in the new 12-team playoff era (50:13).  Check out Bud Elliott’s Blue-Chip Ratio write-up for 2021 at 247Sports Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Iowa State Cyclones (06/15)
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Michael Swain of Cyclone Alert joins Bud Elliott to talk Iowa State football. Hear how the rivalry game against Iowa will set the tone for whether Iowa State can meet its double-digit win expectations, why the passing game is the key to the offense taking another step, and what a great season would mean for Matt Campbell’s future. Follow Michael on Twitter (@MSwain247) and all the great 247Sports Iowa State coverage at Cyclone Alert.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
How will the 12-team playoff impact the rest of the bowl season? (06/14)
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The Cover 3 crew talks expansion, plus the most important developments in college football. First, continued discussion around the news that the College Football Playoff is moving towards a new 12-team playoff format (2:00), including how the expanded field will impact the rest of the traditional bowl season calendar (15:50). Then, after getting to show off in Mike Norvell’s Slingshot Danny shares some thoughts from his visit to Florida State (25:40) and a quarterback transfer resets the battle at Colorado (39:40). Finally, from cable television to clock rules and the access to digital video, the group discusses the most important or impactful developments that have helped shape the sport of college football (43:00).    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Mailbag! Could Aaron Rodgers lead Cal to the playoff in 2021? (06/11)
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on the NFL Draft, the College Football Playoff and more. First, a hypothetical involving the ability for NFL quarterbacks to return to the colleges where they played and join the current roster in their current form (1:30) and testing Tom and Danny to see how many schools they can name for first round NFL Draft picks (10:15). Then, advising a listener planning a college football road trip for the fall (23:00), who Penn State might target if it needed to replace James Franklin (30:50) and a College Football Playoff pick ‘em with very specific rules identifying potential first-timers (36:45). Finally, comparing Michigan State and Tennessee (41:30) and whether you can win football games down a player after a listener suggests an update to the ejection rules (46:45).   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Georgia Bulldogs (06/10)
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Rusty Mansell of Dawgs247 joins Chip Patterson to discuss Georgia's title hopes in 2021. It's a busy summer for Dawgs247 looking at the program's future now that camps are running and recruits are traveling across the region. Rusty took some time to join Chip to discuss the Bulldogs' present, specifically in terms of the roster heading into the upcoming season. Topics include how Georgia got better at the end of the 2020 season, how the additions of Arik Gilbert from LSU and Derion Kendrick from Clemson fit into the current roster, realistic expectations for 2021 and much more. Check out Dawgs247 and their current VIP subscription of one month for just $1 Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
College Football Playoff Expansion Debated: Who benefits, what model works best and more (06/09)
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The Cover 3 crew discusses the many options for the CFP’s future. First, reaction to the momentum for a 12-team model (4:00) and whether expansion is better or worse for the sport when it comes to determining a champion (15:00). Then, the potential of upsets in an expanded playoff (23:30), debating the value of fan delusion (29:00) and how much impact conference championship weekend should have in the playoff selection process (34:00). Finally, does all this change suggest college football needs fixing (39:30) and other playoff models that could wind up emerging as the CFP leaders negotiate the future of the college football’s postseason (49:00).   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Miami Hurricanes (06/08)
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David Lake joins Bud Elliott for an insider’s take on Miami football. David Lake has covered the Hurricanes for more than 15 years and offers his expertise for InsideTheU, 247Sports’ Miami site. He reflects on 2020, a season where Miami “won the games they were supposed to win” and explains why the wide receiver position will determine the team’s ceiling in 2021. Plus, why Miami fans should feel better about the turnover on defensive line after spring practice and much more.     Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
🚨 Alabama extends Nick Saban’s contract through 2029 (06/07) 🚨
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The Cover 3 Crew reacts to Nick Saban’s contract extension with Alabama. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss Saban’s deal, which runs through the 2028 season and 2029 recruiting cycle, in this Emergency Pod edition of the show. Topics include whether Saban will coach Alabama until the end of the deal, how many titles the Tide will win in that span and what this news means for the rest of the SEC.     Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
College football recruiting: What makes a good recruiter? (06/07)
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The Cover 3 crew returns to talk high school recruiting and Georgia’s transfer portal headlines. First, what exactly went down at Florida State’s Midnight Madness as thousands of prospects showed up to Tallahassee to celebrate the end of the recruiting dead period with a mega camp weekend (3:00). Then, the many storylines surrounding the commitments of both Arik Gilbert and Derion Kendrick to Georgia, including what to watch as the story continues and what each can do for the Bulldogs’ title hopes (15:35). Finally, a deep dive into what makes a good recruiter (26:35), starting with the timeless traits like being a salesman and politician all the way to the modern era with all the tools of social media and instant communication — impacting not only how coaches talk to recruits but how recruits can communicate with each other (40:45).   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Florida State Seminoles (06/04)
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Brendan Sonnone joins Bud Elliott for an insider’s take on the Seminoles in 2021. Brendan Sonnone covers FSU for Noles247 and he details the many challenges faced by Mike Norvell in his first year as head coach, especially in terms of evaluation and recruiting. The Seminoles have welcomed a good number of impact transfers for 2021, with key additions beyond the headline-worthy arrival of quarterback McKenzie Milton from UCF. Brendan and Bud detail some of those additions and what they bring, plus reasonable expectations for Florida State in 2021 and much more. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Penn State Nittany Lions (06/03)
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Tyler Donohue joins Bud Elliott for an insider’s take on the Nittany Lions in 2021. Tyler Donohue writes for Lions247 and hosts the Lions247 podcast, and after checking out spring practice he’s got some reasons to think Penn State will bounce back from a disappointing 2020. Tune in to hear what’s expected from a new offensive coordinator and how it might impact quarterback Sean Clifford, why the group of pass catchers is as good as its been since 2018 and much more on the personnel side following some significant roster turnover.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Clemson Tigers (06/02)
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Anna Hickey joins Chip Patterson for an insider's look at Clemson. Anna covers the Tigers for Clemson247 and dives into some of the burning questions around the team here in the post-Trevor Lawrence era. She offers a final grade for Clemson's spring practice, identifies the positions where the team still needs starters to emerge and why the defense could be one of the best in the country. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Oklahoma Sooners (06/01)
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Joey Helmer joins Bud Elliott for an insider’s take on the Sooners in 2021. Joey Helmer of OUInsider discusses how Oklahoma seems to have its most complete team since 2008, setting the expectations for a run at a national championship this fall. Tune in to hear what questions still need to be answered, how defensive coordinator Alex Grinch has helped that side of the ball improve under his watch and whether Spencer Rattler can match up to the Heisman-contending expectations for 2021.   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Mailbag! Which BCS years would've been better with a playoff? (05/28)
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The Cover 3 crew answers questions on BCS history, top 2021 games, next coach at Iowa and more. First, a review of the BCS era identifying the years that would have been even better with a four-team playoff (2:00) and whether Wisconsin needs to consider a new offensive approach to take the next step (10:00). Then, not necessarily the biggest but the most important games on the 2021 regular season schedule in terms of what’s a stake (20:00), who might be in line for Iowa after Kirk Ferentz (29:30) and whether Nebraska should go all the way back to the glory days with the triple option (39:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Oregon State Beavers (05/27)
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Oregon State insider Carter Bahns discusses what's ahead for the Beavers in 2021. The discussion includes the improvements that Oregon State has made in 2019 and even 2020 in terms of competitiveness, shedding the reputation of being a Pac-12 doormat, how the personnel has been upgraded by the transfer portal in recent years under Jonathan Smith and what the defense needs to do to help the Beavers take the next step. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
If win total odds are right, these coaches will be on the hot seat (05/26)
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The Cover 3 crew projects what will happen if every team hits its 2021 win total. First, what the arrival of TJ Finley does for Bo Nix and the Auburn quarterback room (1:30) and some big-picture strategies to picking win totals (8:15) before diving in with Michigan and what it means for Jim Harbaugh if the Wolverines go 8-4 (16:00) as well as whether 6-6 is a successful season for Scott Frost at Nebarska (24:25). Then, whether anyone will win 10 games in the Pac-12 (32:00) and what 9-3 would mean for Clay Helton and USC, expectations for Ed Orgeron and LSU (40:00), the ACC as a three-team league (43:30) and much more from across the country.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Around the Clock with 247Sports: Oregon Ducks (05/25)
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Matt Prehm joins Bud Elliott for an insider’s take on Oregon in 2021. Matt Prehm covers the Ducks for DuckTerritory, 247Sports’ Oregon site, and hosts with the excellent Oregon podcast Autzen Audibles. Prehm explains what the reasonable fan expectations are for 2021 and what went right or wrong if those expectations are or aren’t going to be met. Tune in to hear why he’s excited about the wide receiver room, the impact of a change at defensive coordinator and much more about one of the top picks to win the Pac-12 this fall.   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
High school opt-outs, early 2021 betting lines (05/24)
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The Cover 3 crew breaks down the first gambling lines of the 2021 season. First, a big-picture discussion on a top Texas running back deciding to opt out of his senior season in high school to prepare for his college career (1:15) and how a former Clemson defensive back could wind up providing a boost to the Georgia defense (18:00). Then it’s on to the first “Game of the Year” lines (22:45), where we identify some big spots for the Pac-12 early in the season (29:30), discuss the opening line for Clemson vs. Georgia (35:00) and share reactions to the oddsmakers’ take on some of the biggest matchups of the season.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Mailbag! What if Trevor Lawrence had gone to Tennessee? (05/21)
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on the Vols, Miami, great WRs and more. First sharing some of the feedback to our Coach Rankings show (2:00) before jumping into the big ol bag of mail with with the most dynamic wide receivers we’ve watched in person (6:45). Then, what if childhood Vols fan Trevor Lawrence had gone to Tennessee instead of Clemson (13:40)? What if Miami hadn’t left the Big East and the league was still intact (21:20)? Finally, options for the next coach at USC (34:00), whether LSU is the top program in the country (40:30) and whether a Group of Five player like Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder can win the Heisman Trophy (46:10).   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2021
2021 Power Five Coach Rankings (05/19)
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The Cover 3 crew reveals and debates the new CBS Sports coach rankings. After a reveal of the entire list from No. 1 to No. 65 (4:40), the discussion begins with the value of recruiting as a skill for modern coaches, focusing on Kirby Smart and others who have talent advantages against the competition (9:00). Then it’s on to the other side of the coaching debate with the likes of Pat Fitzgerald and Matt Campbell, coaches who have won at non-traditional powers (20:48). Finally, where are the outliers from our ballots for the coach rankings? (30:15). Finally, the outliers: find out who was higher or lower than the group on Gary Patterson, Kirk Ferentz (35:25), Geoff Collins (41:15), David Shaw (46:15), Mark Stoops (52:00) and more.   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Coach Rankings Preview (05/17)
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The Cover 3 crew talks coaches, the new Pac-12 commish and Sam Houston’s title win. First, how do you rank coaches? The show begins with a philosophical debate on what matters, what should matter and some results from our individual ballots that may give us a preview into the debates we’ll have once the CBS Sports Power Five Coach Rankings are released on Tuesday and Wednesday (1:30). Then, the biggest challenge for the new Pac-12 commissioner (22:15), a recap of Sam Houston’s wild win over South Dakota State in the FCS national championship (36:00) and finally a tease of the 1-65 list with five names that will generate discussion when the coach rankings are revealed (42:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Mailbag! Is sign-stealing a big deal in CFB? (05/14)
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The Cover 3 answers listener questions on Malik Willis, blue bloods and more. First, trying to identify the best running backs in college football for 2021 (1:30), whether Malik Willis will have a Zach Wilson-like rise in the NFL Draft (8:20) and settling a family beef that’s brewing ahead of Penn State-Ball State this fall (16:00). Then, is blue blood status something that can be gained or lost and if so who are the blue bloods in college football right now (27:15)? Plus, where’s the outrage for sign-stealing (37:45) and some of our favorite urban legends in college football (44:35).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Next team to make its first playoff apperance (05/12)
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Who will be the next CFP rookie? The Cover 3 crew debates the top picks. First, what Henry To’o To’o can bring to Alabama’s defense now that he’s announced the Tide as his transfer destination (1:30). Then, the debate for next College Football Playoff newcomer begins with last year’s first team out: Texas A&M (10:50). After that we go around the country with a look at USC (18:00), whether Florida is ready to reload and make a run in 2021 (27:00) and Iowa State’s ceiling (33:30). Plus, how quickly can Steve Sarkisian reach the playoff at Texas (44:45), who is the top non-Ohio State pick from the Big Ten (50:50) and is North Carolina ready to enter the playoff contention discussion (54:50).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Cover 3-Pick Six Crossover: 2022 NFL Mock Draft (05/10)
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Follow the 'Pick Six NFL' podcast: https://plnk.to/PickSix College and NFL perspectives clash in this early look to next year’s NFL Draft. The podcast crossover event of the year is back again with Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson of the Pick Six Podcast joining Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli to discuss what next year’s NFL Draft might look like. After a brief review of how our predictions from last year’s podcast turned out (7:45), the quarterback conversation gets rolling with a look at what’s ahead for Sam Howell in 2021 (12:00). Then, will Spencer Rattler be the next Oklahoma quarterback to go in the first round (17:30) and what the mock draft projections look like for players like Kedon Slovis, Malik Willis and others (23:00). Plus, why Kayvon Thibodeaux could go No. 1 overall (37:00) and what the wide receiver class looks like for 2022 (45:00). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Mailbag! Smack-talking coaches, Lane-Sark connection, more (05/07)
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on the draft, Baylor and more. First, why we want to hear more coaches boasting like Jimbo Fisher did when questioned whether Texas A&M could beat Nick Saban and Alabama (1:45), potential landing spots for a former LSU QB (7:50) and Clemson gets another piece back for its 2021 defense (12:00). Then it’s on to the big ole bag of mail, with questions on NFL Draft decisions (19:35), the impact and connected careers of Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian (23:50), players that were helped or hurt in the draft by the many impacts of the pandemic on the 2020 season (29:00) and Baylor’s ceiling in the Big 12 (44:50).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
College football rankings: Inside the CBS Sports post-spring Top 25 (05/05)
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The Cover 3 crew discusses and debates the best teams in the country. First, catching up on some transfer news with additions for both Tennessee and Alabama (1:45) before a rundown of the entire top 25 from the just-released CBS Sports post-spring college football rankings (18:10). Topics discussed include where to draw the line for the top tier of title contenders and whether Iowa State should be in that group (25:25). Then, some conference-wide takeaways with a look at the Big Ten and Pac-12 (40:25) and how many teams in the top 25 are really that much ahead from teams ranked in the top 40 (44:00)?  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
2021 NFL Draft college takeaways: SEC and Alabama set records, late-round sleepers, more (05/03)
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The Cover 3 crew recaps all the college and conference angles to the NFL Draft. After some lingering reaction to Kansas’ big news on Friday (1:30), we kickstart the draft talk with what’s behind the SEC’s dominance in the NFL Draft as it sets yet another modern record for picks (10:00). Then it’s to the other end of the conference count with a look at the Big 12, which had no first round picks and ranked fifth among Power Five leagues for the 10th straight season (21:30). Plus, why college stars we loved to cover fell to the late rounds of the draft or went undrafted (29:00) and an early look at the 2022 NFL Draft class (48:40).   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
🚨 Emergency Pod: Kansas hires Buffalo's Lance Leipold to replace Les Miles (04/30) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Kansas has found its next head football coach. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss what the hire means for the Jayhawks, with a look at Lance Leipold's history at both Wisconsin-Whitewater and Buffalo to determine what might be in store for Kansas football. Plus, what are realistic expectations for Kansas under Leipold in both the immediate and somewhat longer-term future? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
🚨 2021 NFL Draft First Round Instant Reaction (04/30) 🚨
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The Cover 3 reacts live to the first round of the NFL Draft. Tom Fornelli, Bud Elliott and Chip Patterson discuss Alabama’s record-tying first round draft class and whether the 2017 recruiting class is one of the best of all time, thoughts on Justin Fields’ fall to the Chicago Bears and much more from the first night of the 2021 NFL Draft.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Mailbag! How will visits impact the recruiting rankings? (04/29)
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The Cover 3 crew discusses the Kansas job and answers listener questions. First, Kansas seems close to replacing Les Miles so we discuss the reported finalists for the job (1:30), the strange timing of Lane Kiffin making a change to his offensive staff (9:50) and the public reaction to NCAA president Mark Emmert’s extension (13:40). Then it’s on to the big ole bag of mail, discussing how the end of the recruiting dead period will impact commit lists (23:00), why coaches value multi-sport athletes as prospects (27:30) and the value of the running back in the modern game (39:45).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
2021 NFL Draft preview (04/27)
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Get the best draft coverage from the Cover 3 crew, who knows these players better than anyone. First, how the quarterback class looks as a whole and how the group stacks up against each other (3:00), specifically with questions about the ways that Justin Fields and Zach Wilson have been scouted by NFL experts (14:15). Then it’s on to where our college-first analysis seems to differ from the NFL Draftniks, including there’s a great hit rate for players taken on Day 2 (27:00). Finally, if you had to bet on one player from this class to make the most Pro Bowls 10 years from now, who are you taking (42:00)? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
Spring Game Takeaways: Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Tennessee and more
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The Cover 3 crew checks in with takeaways from spring games at Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and more. Up first is the debut of Steve Sarkisian at Texas (3:00), where the quarterback competition is ongoing but the offense carries high expectations due to the new hire. There’s also a quarterback battle ongoing at Texas A&M (13:30), even if Jimbo Fisher wants to talk about the other positions on the field. Elsewhere, the Josh Huepel era at Tennessee delivered on its promise of pace and tempo (23:30), Oklahoma looks set offensively not just for 2021 but beyond (30:15) and more takeaways from Ole. Miss, UNC, Michigan State and Washington State (39:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Mailbag! Comparing the NFL Draft QB class of 2021 to 1983 (04/23)
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on recruiting, the NFL Draft, playoff and more. First, reacting to the reports of changes to fall camp contact rules, including the elimination of the Oklahoma drill (8:00). Then it's on to an explanation of how the top programs make contact, establish relationships and ultimately sign top talent on the recruiting trail (19:39), a comparison of the legendary 1983 NFL Draft quarterbacks to the 2021 group (40:30) and a College Football Playoff proposal that might help the Group of Five conferences (48:30).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Oklahoma Drill Draft: All-Time CFB Edition (04/21)
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The CFB crew is drafting the best-ever at OL, DL, LB and RB for an epic Oklahoma drill. First, Bud reviews his trip to Bradenton with a scouting report on the team at IMG Academy (2:00) and the Tennessee quarterback battle has gotten more interesting with the expected arrival of former Michigan quarterback Joe Milton (4:45). Then it's on to the Oklahoma Drill Draft, with all four hosts selecting a squad with two offensive linemen, two defense linemen, one running back and one linebacker who could excel at one of the most iconic drills in the sport (14:00). After a first round of personal favorites, a run on defensive line and former Miami stars kicks off Round 2 (28:00). At the conclusion of six rounds we review the squads (51:15) and share the best available from the big board who didn't get selected.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Spring Game Takaways: Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, USC and more (04/19)
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The Cover 3 crew offers notes and observations from a big weekend of spring game action. First, what if college football had a super league breakaway, or does it already with the playoff (1:30)? Then it's on to the spring game action from Saturday, starting with a breakout star freshman at Alabama but also questions about Bryce Young in the new Bill O'Brien-led offense (11:30). Elsewhere, Ohio State has a quarterback battle but there's uncertainty about the ceiling for this offense (20:30), Georgia is looking for playmakers to join JT Daniels in its hope for a more explosive passing attack (30:15) and Auburn signaled its stylistic desires from the very first snap of the game (36:00). Plus, Miami's quarterback future looks bright (41:45), USC's quarterbacks threw too many interceptions (49:00) and reasons for excitement at TCU and Utah. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Mailbag! Transfer rules, spring game storylines, listener request Spring Gleaning
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The Cover 3 crew is back with another mailbag! Let’s start with some of the biggest news in college football… one-time transfers are now allowed without having to sit a year! Wow… way to go NCAA. (20:17) It’s a BIG spring game weekend! We have the major players getting ready to kick off; Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, LSU, Auburn, USC. What are we trying to see this weekend? (30:10) Someone asked us to do a Spring Gleaning on the service academies! (40:00) Someone asked us why the Sun Belt East doesn’t get talked about enough. Why aren’t people talking about App State? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Was the 2016-17 coaching cycle one of the best of the decade? (04/14)
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The Cover 3 crew reviews the carousel that saw Oklahoma, LSU and Texas choose new coaches. First, reaction to Eddie George's hire at Tennessee State, including how his fit in Nashville gives both coach and program a chance to succeed (2:00) and some in-show breaking news regarding the NCAA and the transfer portal (19:00). Then it's on to reviewing the coaching carousel of 2016-17, highlighting the fact that more than half of the hires are not only still at the same job but many have been home run hires (23:30). Plus, of the Group of Five hires from that cycle who is the next coach to make the move to Power Five (36:00) and beyond the obvious Big 12 titles and College Football Playoff appearances how do we look at Lincoln Riley's time at Oklahoma (44:00). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Who will be the next school to win its first title of the modern era? (04/12)
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The Cover 3 crew debates the championship potential of teams who haven't won a national title since 1992. First, a review of the weekend action in spring games with a focus on McKenzie Milton's performance at Florida State and the Twitter handles on the jerseys at UCF (4:15) as well as Dennis Dodd's report that the NCAA recruiting dead period will be lifted June 1 with a look at the immediate impact on summer visits and camps (15:00). Then it's on to the big discussion of the day, first trying to define "modern era" with some history about college football's development and national growth (25:30) before diving into our lists for the next team to win its first national title since 1992, a conversation that starts with a program close to this podcast's heart (32:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Mailbag! How NIL might impact high school stars, the origins of Danny as a turtleneck icon (04/09)
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The Cover 3 crew opens up the big ole bag of mail to answer your questions! First, Ed Orgeron says he and former five-star tight end Arik Gilbert are discussing his potential return to LSU, does that change our expectations for Gilbert or the Tigers (2:00). Then, how offensive lineman have evolved over time (6:30), whether Nick Saban in an elite in-game coach and if not who stands out (15:00) and what Name, Image and Likeness might mean for high school highlight reels (29:30). Plus, would you rather draft Kellen Mond or Ian Book, and is Notre Dame's playoff-era ceiling what Texas A&M fans should expect or can the Aggies achieve more (41:15)? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Spring Gleaning: Notre Dame, Cincinnati, BYU and more (04/07)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s the final Spring Gleaning! No… don’t cry because it’s over… smile because it happened! It’s Group of 5 and Indy day! We start things of with Notre Dame. Last season it was the ACC.. now they’re back on their own. What changes? (12:51) The Cincinnati Bearcats were everyone’s snubbed team. Luke Fickell has created a good program. What next step does this team have to take? (24:25) BYU is about to experience life after Zach Wilson. The team also lost its OC and OL coach and three OL to the NFL draft. Can BYU find magic again this year? (35:30) Billy Napier was the hottest name in the coaching searches but decided to stay put at Louisiana. This team is loaded. Can they make a run for a G5 New Year’s Six spot? (44:07) What are the new expectations for Memphis? Where does this school deserve to be? (50:00) Gus Malzahn has brought the Gus Bus to UCF. Are the Knights the best Group of 5 team? (56:40) Boise State lost its head coach to Auburn. The Broncos are always good. How will they face this season? (1:03:40) Are the Houston Cougars going to be able to get things going under Dana Holgorsen? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Spring Gleaning: Pac-12 South (04/05)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s Pac-12 South day! But we start with a few thoughts on Clemson’s Spring Game - what were some of the biggest takeaways from that. (5:23) The Pac-12 South journey starts with the favorites: USC Trojans. This team is talented across the board, but are they a playoff team? (16:20) The Colorado Buffaloes surprised everyone last year under Karl Dorrell. Will they surprise again this year? (23:12) Utah did not play to the level we’ve seen them play in the past. The team was young and inexperienced. How high are the expectations for this season? (35:13) Are you on the Herm Train yet? Are you ready for year 3 of Jayden Daniels at Arizona State? Is this the sleeper team of the conference? (41:40) UCLA Bruins… Chip Kelly… DTR.. Million dollar meal table. This is Danny Kanell’s sleeper! (46:30) What do we think of Arizona hiring Jedd Fisch? What is this team this year? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Mailbag! NCAA Supreme Court FAQ, Pro Day Mania, how we rank and rate coaches (04/02)
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The Cover 3 Podcast is here with all the legal expertise and laser-timed takes you need heading into the weekend. First, what is at stake with the NCAA v. Alston case after both sides offered oral arguments in the Supreme Court, including how Name, Image and Likeness legislation might play a role in the aftermath of the decision (2:00). Then, what's up all these pro day times and overreaction to quarterbacks throwing against air (19:15)? Plus, the big ole bag of mail brings us to a discussion on how we rank coaches (32:00), how Mel Tucker is doing at Michigan State (42:30), the spookiest college football environments (46:00) and whether Clemson's offensive scheme has a negative impact on its offensive line recruiting (50:00). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Spring Gleaning: Pac-12 North (03/31)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s Pac-12 North day! We start today with the Washington Huskies. They were the North champs, but didn’t play in the title game. What? (17:49) What happened to the Stanford Cardinal? (27:28)The Oregon Ducks didn’t win the North, didn’t finish with the most wins, but they won the Pac-12 title! And this team continues to get more talented under Mario Cristobal. (38:49) The Oregon State Beavers had a weird year last year. Can they get any better? (45:00) What do we think about the Cal Bears? Should we throw last season out? Justin Wilcox is better than last year. (51:00) Washington State was not good last year. What now for Nick Rolovich and new transfer Jarrett Guarantano? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Spring Gleaning: Big 12 (03/29)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s Big 12 day! We start things off with Iowa State Cyclones. Matt Campbell and Brock Purdy can win the Big 12… can they compete for a Playoff spot? (10:52) Oklahoma Sooners won the Big 12 Championship again under Lincoln Riley and first year starter Spencer Rattler. Slow start, but finished strong. (19:20) Were our expectations set too high for Oklahoma State last year? What can Mike Gundy get done this year? (26:32) Tom Herman is out and Steve Sarkisian is in. Is Texas finally back? (36:43) TCU was kind of a mess last year. Max Duggan is back and we need to see him take a step forward. (47:40) Neal Brown is having some offseason issues at WVU when it comes to the portal. 10 scholarship players have transferred since the last season. Can Jarret Doege be enough for the Mountaineers offense? (54:44) Kansas State ran into a bunch of problems last year. Are we hopeful this Wildcats team can bounce back in 2021? (1:00:00) Texas Tech has a new OC and a new starting QB. Tyler Shough transferred to the Red Raiders from Oregon and coaches say he’s ready to lead the team. (1:06:56) Baylor loses its OC and its QB after a bad, bad season. Can Dave Aranda fix things? (1:12:52) What do we know about the Kansas Jayhawks? Anything? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Mailbag! Georgia loses top WR, Lincoln Riley vs. Ryan Day, more (03/26)
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The Cover 3 crew is back with another mailbag! Let’s first start with some of the biggest news in college football. Star WR George Pickens tore his ACL in spring practice for the Georgia Bulldogs. Damn it. (2:00) Lincoln Riley is against intraconference transfers. What are our thoughts on this situation? (9:00) Lincoln Riley vs Ryan Day? Who would you go with? (17:00) Are any schools going to make the jump into elite recruiting anytime soon? (20:00) Which Power 5 schools have no chance to ever make the College Football Playoff? (25:50) Has the transfer portal changed the way that schools recruit quarterbacks? (33:30) Could the ‘no punting’ analytics approach work at a Power 5? (38:15) Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Spring Gleaning: Big Ten West (03/24)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s B1G WEEK! We start the week off talking about the Big Ten West. And we kick things off with the Northwestern Wildcats. Pat Fitzgerald signed a massive extension… are you buying stock? (13:10) The Iowa Hawkeyes turned things around at the end of the year with wins over Wisconsin and Penn State. Do they have the juice this season? (22:08) The Wisconsin Badgers had a wild season last year. Graham Mertz went crazy… and then COVID. Will the Badgers bounce back this year? (35:15) Minnesota went 3-4 last season. Not a great season for P.J. Fleck and the Golden Gophers. Are we rowing the boat this year? (46:09) The Nebraska Cornhuskers are not having fun. Scott Frost is looking for hope. Can he find it? (57:54) Purdue and the curious case of Rondale Moore. That was the theme of last season. Can Jeff Brohm figure things out this season? (1:04:10) Tom Fornelli tells us EVERYTHING you should know about Illinois. Bret Bielema is there. Now what? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Spring Gleaning: Big Ten East (03/23)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s B1G WEEK! We start the week off talking about the Big Ten East. The Ohio State Buckeyes are losing Justin Fields — What is Ryan Day going to do this year? (12:18) Penn State had a terrible shortened season. Is James Franklin ever off the hot seat? (24:27) Michigan gave Jim Harbaugh a small extension. Do we have any faith in things ever going right? (36:43) Mel Tucker didn’t have any spring practices in year one. Will this team look better in year two? (48:16) Did Indiana get snubbed from last year’s Big Ten Championship? Tom Allen got a big pay raise. Can they unseat Ohio State? (58:15) Maryland is rebuilding under Mike Locksley and he did that with snagging a 5-star linebacker in the 2021 class. How do the Terps shape up for this season? (1:04:50) Greg Schiano is back at Rutgers and they played decent football! Finally getting a win in the Big Ten. Has he built the foundation? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Mailbag! The best sponsorships for CFB teams (03/19)
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Listeners join the fun as we brainstorm sponsorships for college football teams. In the wake of Michigan State announcing its naming rights partnership with Rocket Mortgage, we asked you to submit suggestions for college football sponsorship pairings. We begin the mailbag with listener suggestions (3:00) then offer our own to the conversation (13:30). Then it's on to how much apparel deals impact recruiting (22:30), what former offensive "gurus" could see their systems be successful today (32:15) and the toughest job in each Power Five conference (45:15).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Spring Gleaning: SEC West (03/17)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s SEC week! Spring gleaning! Today we’ll break down the biggest storylines for every school in the SEC West! Is anyone going to unseat Alabama? A lot of talent leaving, but a lot of talent stepping up. (13:48) Jimbo Fisher was so close to an SEC title game appearance, but just missed out on that and the playoff. No more Kellen Mond… now what? (26:01) Out with Gus Malzahn and in with Bryan Harsin. What can the former Boise State head coach get done at Auburn? (36: ) The LSU Tigers fell off last season. Can Ed Orgeron get the magic back in the Bayou? (46:11) Ole Miss Rebels survived year one of the Lane Train. Can Kiffin’s flashy football make a leap in year two? (51:23) Sam Pittman heads into year two at Arkansas. A surprise in year one. What do we think of the Hogs this spring? (57:09) Mississippi State was a mess in year one of the Mike Leach era. The team set records in the first game and then… woof. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Spring Gleaning: SEC East (03/15)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s SEC week! Spring gleaning! Today we’ll break down the biggest storylines for every school in the SEC East. The Florida Gators lost in the SEC Championship game and Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts are gone. What happens now? (17:50) Are the Georgia Bulldogs going to be better in 2021? What can we expect from JT Daniels? (28:45) Missouri Tigers football team called out the Cover 3 crew at the end of last season. Will they beat our expectations again this year? (39:00) Kentucky and Mark Stoops are back with a big question mark at quarterback. Danger in Lexington? (47:45) So many changes at Tennessee. New coach. New team. Key players leaving. (53:25) South Carolina hired Shane Beamer this offseason. We have our doubts. (59:10) Is Clark Lea the savior of Vanderbilt football? We know Barton Simmons will be. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Mailbag! What NFL coach would be best in college, bowl games in the fall, more (03/11)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s a mailbag Friday! We’re answering YOUR questions. We start with the biggest news. Duke basketball has COVID breakout and Jeff Long is out as Kansas AD. (15:51) Someone asked which NFL coaches could make good CFB coaches and which CFB coaches would make good NFL coaches. (25:00) Someone asked what Wisconsin can do to get over the Ohio State hurdle. (31:00) Someone asked if as a parent do you allow your kids to pick their own teams or do you pass your fandom down to them. (39:43) Someone asked us about McKenzie Milton’s status and what are some of the best CFB comeback stories. (42:47) Someone asked about the College Football Playoff and bowl games, and where they should fit in the schedule. (51:52) Someone asked if Boston College could be a Top 25 team soon. (56:04) The Michigan State men’s basketball team now has a presenting sponsor! What will this mean for the future of college athletics? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
Spring Gleaning: ACC Coastal (03/10)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s ACC week here at Cover 3 - we did the Atlantic division on Monday now we’re hitting on the Coastal division. Before we get into it go check out the All Things Covered podcast! This week’s guest is Nick Saban and he opens up to Bryant McFadden and Patrick Peterson about his time at Alabama and the NFL. (4:00) What do you need to know about the North Carolina Tar Heels. How special can this team be? (14:52) The Miami Hurricanes were a game away from playing for an ACC Championship. What exceptions do we have for Manny Diaz’s squad this year? (30:44) What is happening at Virginia Tech? Is Justin Fuente in trouble? (42:00) We tried to let all Virginia fans know we respect Bronco Mendenhall. Now let’s talk about the Cavaliers. (48:00) Are things okay at Georgia Tech? (53:33) Stonk check! Are you buying stock in the Pittsburgh Panthers? (1:00:50) The Duke Blue Devils had one of the worst seasons David Cutcliffe has ever had. Will things be any different this season? Link to enter into the opportunity for a Bracket Engineer Zoom Call with Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander of the Eye On College Basketball Podcast plus Kenny Smith: https://nissanbracketengineer.splashthat.com/ Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3 For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
🚨 Les Miles OUT at Kansas, what's next for the Jayhawks? (03/09) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Kansas and Miles have parted ways. Late Monday night, Kansas athletic director Jeff Long announced that the school and Les Miles have reached a "mutual agreement" to part ways after the reports of his inappropriate behavior around women during his time at LSU. Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson react to the news, including what Kansas should hope for in terms of its football future and the challenge for Jeff Long and others to defend their own positions after hiring Miles to lead the program. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson,  @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Spring Gleaning: ACC Atlantic (03/08)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s ACC week here at Cover 3 - but first let’ dive into the Les Miles situation going down at both Kansas and LSU. (18:20) Let’s get to our Spring Gleaning with what’s going on at Clemson. (28:58) Florida State storylines this spring. (38:38) NC State storylines this spring (46:16) Louisville storylines this spring. (51:41) Boston College storylines this spring. (55:12) Wake Forest storylines this spring. (59:40) Syracuse storylines this spring. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson,  @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Mailbag! Zach Wilson and Trevor Lawrence trade teams for 2020, what happens? (03/05)
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Answering listener questions on the NFL Draft, iconic bowl games and more. First, calling back to our mailbag questions about coach fights, a listener asks for our ideal starting five basketball team of college football coaches (04:30). Then, how Clemson and BYU would have fared in 2020 with each other's quarterbacks (17:55), our favorite editions of the most iconic bowl games (36:50) and a listener presents their case for a new wrinkle to the popular College Football Playoff expansion format (47:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson,  @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
2021 Super Seniors Draft (03/03)
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Discussing the impact of seniors returning for a bonus year in 2021 and drafting the best of the bunch. First, from coaches to administration to players, looking at the many different motivations for taking advantage of the "super senior" opportunity and how the addition of nearly 1,000 FBS players might impact the sport. Then it's on to the Super Seniors Draft with Bud, Tom and Chip taking turns to pick the most impactful veterans expected to return thanks to the NCAA's extra year of eligibility. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson,  @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Debating the future of the College Football Playoff (03/01)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s to talk playoffs! Yes, college football playoff needs to change… or does it? We kick things off with the latest news around CFB. Former five star TE Arik Gilbert transferred from LSU to Florida in the offseason and now he’s transferring again. Twice in one offseason. (5:40) Dreion Kendrick has been dismissed from Clemson. What to make of the situation with the 2021 All-ACC CB. (9:45) Former Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman announced he’s headed to Michigan. (16:36) It’s now time to chop up and dissect the college football playoff. What are changes that need to happen, we want to happen, or shouldn’t happen. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson,  @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
CBS Sports Presents - The 'Fantasy Baseball Today in 5' Podcast
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'Fantasy Baseball Today in 5,' a new daily podcast from CBS Sports is available now. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get episodes as soon as they are released. Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Baseball Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Frank Stampfl and company as they help guide you to a Fantasy championship. The FBT crew will filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so you can make your add, drop, start & sit moves all before breakfast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
🚨 5-star QB Ty Simpson commits to Alabama over Clemson and others (02/26) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that five-star quarterback Ty Simpson has committed to Alabama. Bud Elliott and Chip Patterson discuss how Alabama bested Clemson and Tennessee for one of the top quarterback talents in the 2022 recruiting class. Plus, where Clemson goes next at quarterback for its class and how the coaching change at Tennessee impacted Simpson's recruitment. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
Mailbag! Danny wanted Randy Moss to play, UCLA's future with Chip Kelly, more (02/25)
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Transfer quarterback news, Randy Moss at Florida State stories and listener questions answers. First, catching up on Tyler Shough's move from Oregon to Texas Tech and Luke McCaffrey's move from Nebraska to Louisville (2:30), Notre Dame's decision not to join in on the EA Sports College Football video game excitement (10:00) and Danny takes us back to 1995 in Tallahassee when Randy Moss, Peter Warrick and Walter Jones were all redshirting during his senior season (18:30). Then, UCLA's ceiling under Chip Kelly (32:50), whether Oklahoma fans should be concerned about Texas under Sarkisian (40:15) and whether Bronco Mendenhall gets enough respect for his work at Virginia (45:00). Plus, our continued campaign for a new Big Ten rivalry trophy (51:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
Big winners in the college football transfer portal in 2021 (02/24)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We’re talking about transfer rankings! 247Sports just rolled out its rankings for the top transfers in the country and we’re going to break down all angles. Tom Fornelli gets us caught up with what rule changes he wants to see in college football. (6:00) A look into the transfer portal. (14:30) Do coaches like the portal? (20:20) Quarterbacks in the portal. (28:38) How did Florida win the portal? Signing Arik Gilbert and Demarkus Bowman. (33:15) What does Oklahoma’s transfer haul look like? (36:10) Is Miami back? (38:40) Is Florida State in trouble? (41:00) Other schools that did well in the portal. (44:00) Henry To’o To’o is the biggest name in the portal and he’s yet to decide where to go. (49:00) Final thoughts on the 2021 portal. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Rule changes we want to see in college football (02/22)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We’re talking about rule changes that we want to see in college football. Let’s start with the awful targeting rule. (8:53) We need a shot clock when plays are reviewed! (12:05) Stoping the clock on first downs. Woof! (14:40) How many people should be allowed to listen in on plays? (18:30) Illegal man downfield needs to be changed. Too many linemen are getting too far down field on RPOs. (28:46) Lasers on the goal posts. It needs to happen. (33:04) How many feet do you need in bounds? (36:20) End of game rules need to be looked at. Fake injuries could be happening - what can be done about this? What about overtime, where should it start? (43:45) Some other rule changes that should happen! Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Mailbag! Picking conference winners by coach fights (02/18)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. MAILBAG! WE have so many of your questions to answer so we’ve got a ton of mailbags to offer. The San Diego Padres gave Fernando Tatis Jr. a 14-year deal so which coaches do we think should be given 14-year deals? (16:25) What are the best and worst logos in sports? (25:02) From 2010-2017 there were only 4 five-star QBs selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. What went wrong with QB evaluations in that time period? (37:10) If each conference was decided by a coach vs coach in hand to hand combat — who would win? (47:07) It’s Noles to Go! Danny Kanell gives the latest on the state of the Florida State Seminoles. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Coaching Carousel Grades: Rating every 2020-21 college football hire (02/17)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s time to grade ALL of the coaching hires in the 2021 cycle so far. Were there any big surprises? Tom had originally thought that there wouldn’t be much shake up. (5:35) How do we grade the Steve Sarkisian hire at Texas? (14:10) Shane Beamer at South Carolina. (18:37) Clark Lea at Vanderbilt. (24:15) Auburn hires Bryan Harsin. (30:20) Josh Heupel at Tennessee. (38:00) Bret Bielema at Illinois. (44:05) Jed Fisch hired at Arizona. (47:00) Gus Malzahn at UCF. (50:00) Andy Avalos at Boise State. (54:19) Utah State hires Blake Anderson. (58:00) Charles Huff at Marshall. (1:01:00) Will Hall hired at Southern Miss (1:04:00) Butch Jones at Arkansas State. (1:07:50) Terry Bowden at Louisiana-Monroe. (1:10:00) Kane Wommack hired at South Alabama. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Gus Malzahn to UCF, future of offense, more (02/15)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s the big ole bag of mail! We start today with some kind of breaking news on Gus Malzahn being hired as the next coach of the University of Central Florida! What makes UCF such a good landing spot for Malzahn? What will be the fallout of a high profile coach like him going there? (24:15) What are offenses going to become? Is the passing game here to stay or will rushing attacks return to prominence? (36:30) We bring back our conversation on Clemson’s defense. Let’s discuss the future of the current Clemson defense. (39:30) Are coaches who took health and safety protocols the most serious going to use that as a recruiting advantage? Someone from Penn State asked about James Franklin taking this very seriously or going with a different approach. (43:20) A Georgia Tech fan reaches out and he wants our help. He’s asking for some positive views on the Yellow Jackets program. (52:35) Why is the Pac-12 falling behind? Someone wants to know why the Pac-12 is the laughing stock of the Power 5 world. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
Mailbag! What happens first: Michigan beats Ohio State or Miami wins the ACC? (02/11)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s the big ole bag of mail! We start today with some FCS talk! The season kicks off this weekend and we’re discussing some potential Lock Talk. (7:34) Of the 2nd year coaches, which coach are you excited to see long-term at their current school? Which of these coaches isn’t a fit? (19:30) Which of these two scenarios happens first: Miami winning an ACC Championship or Michigan beating Ohio State? (24:00) Do we think the Clemson blowout losses to LSU and Ohio State mean anything for the Tigers long term? (31:30) Which sport would be easier to coach if you never played or played at a higher level? (38:05) Understanding the current state and future of analytics in football. (44:40) Is anyone insane with being excited about what Brett Bielema is doing so far at Illinois before a game has been played? Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Re-grading the 2018 coaching carousel (02/10)
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The Cover 3 Podcast looks back at the coaches hired and fired in the 2018 cycle. Where our initial thoughts on the hires correct? Where were we wrong and where have we been surprised. The conversation begins with what went right for Florida with Dan Mullen and what went wrong for Florida State with Willie Taggart (12:00) then whether Jimbo Fisher's 2020 success at Texas A&M shows that's on schedule based on the expectations (27:00). Then, yet-to-be-determined grades for Scott Frost at Nebraska (36:00) and Chip Kelly at UCLA (41:30) plus recapping the biggest surprises from the Power Five coaches hired in the 2018 cycle that have already been fired (47:43).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
2021 Returning Production Rankings with Bill Connelly (02/08)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. Today we’ve got Bill Connelly joining the show! (2:20) Let’s talk returning production for the 2021 season! How are calculations made? (14:30) What are the tiers set at for returning production? How do you differentiate the top, bottom, and middle of the list? (20:15) What’s the Pac-12 going to look like? (23:50) Iowa State hype train (29:00) Taking a look at the ACC (37:15) Ohio State and the Big Ten (40:00) Coaches and analytics (42:10) What one rule would Bill change? 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Super Bowl Locks, how we viewed Chiefs-Bucs stars in CFB, more (02/05)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. Today we’ll break down ALL THINGS SUPER BOWL! Danny is joining us live from Tampa! (2:00) Is Tom Brady the GOAT? Are people ready to admit that? (3:30) Tom Brady’s forgotten career at Michigan (6:30) Who is putting the talent into the Super Bowl? Let’s talk crootin’ to NFL pipeline. (14:30) What did Mahomes look like at Texas Tech? Did we ever think he’d be this good? (24:30) Biggest surprise from CFB to NFL. (36:00) SUPER BOWL LOCKS! 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
National Signing Day Recap: Winners, losers, how college football recruiting is evolving in the transfer portal era (02/03)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. National Signing Day is coming to a close and Alabama has landed the best recruiting class of all time! Let’s dive in! (2:00) How did Alabama land the best class ever? Who are the names to know? (10:00) New coaches, average classes. How did the new coaches fare this year? (16:00) Wisconsin has brought in its best class ever! (22:19) What kind of class does Jimbo Fisher have at Texas A&M? (25:08) USC does a good job holding on to California talent. Class stays inside the Top 8. (31:45) What are the recruiting gaps like in the top 10? How do these schools match up? (35:20) Deion Sanders is making magic at Jackson State. (39:20) Explaining the 2021 recruiting classes compared to other non-Covid years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
🚨 Emergency Pod: EA Sports College Football is back! (02/02) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that the return of a college football video game is in the works. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down what we know, when the game might be available and what features we'd like to see in the return of EA Sports College Football. Discussion includes their own gaming history, features of the modern college football world that would work in the game and much more. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
500th Episode! Fight stories, dance-offs, best gameday towns and more (02/01)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. Today marks episode 500 (!!!) of the Cover 3 podcast. We asked our listeners for some more personal questions and we go them! (3:00) What’s your dream college football Saturday? (10:45) Barton Simmons ask the big questions. (19:00) Memories from the 1st episode. (25:50) Are there schools that players are underrated because they committed there? (32:30) Which up-and-coming coach would you bet on winning a National title first? (35:00) Can Kirby Smart win at title at Georgia? (38:00) The origin of the Dentist. (41:00) Ultimate college town bucket list (47:30) Barton as the dancer AND the bouncer, 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Mailbag! Grading Sark's Texas staff, recruiting questions, more (01/29)
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Chip Patterson and Bud Elliott answer listener questions. First, non-conference games that standout from the ACC and SEC schedule release (1:30) and whether Pat Fitzgerald will ever leave Northwestern for an NFL job (4:50). Then it's on to the mailbag, with questions regarding Steve Sarkisian's staff hires (8:00), what year one coaches won't make it to the end of their first contracts (13:30), how high school prospects can be seen when football is shutdown because of COVID (21:55) and whether a college football program's financial status has any tie to success (29:20). Then, expectations for Miami in 2021 (33:45), whether Spencer Rattler can live up to the hype (41:30), how tough academic standards impact recruiting (45:20) and whether a conference would ever kick a school out of the league (50:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
College Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Storylines (01/27)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. National Signing Day is quickly approaching so we break down the latest you need to know about your school’s class. (4:00) Any schools that are surprising in this year’s rankings? (8:30) Let’s meet the top recruits. J.T. Tuimoloau is the top recruit in the country and he’s also unsigned… where will he go? (11:30) Who is Terrion Arnold? (14:15) Which other unsigned commits are Bud Elliott excited about? (23:00) Coaching change impact on National Signing Day. (33:30) Closing time leading up to National Signing Day. How do schools close? Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
🚨 Emergency Pod: Tennessee hires Josh Heupel as next head coach (01/27) 🚨
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s an emergency podcast! Tennessee has found its next head coach… UCF’s Josh Heupel has been hired by his former AD at UCF, Danny White. Heupel went 28-8 in his three seasons as head coach at UCF. (21:00) What’s next for UCF? Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Which school will be the next to make its first College Football Playoff (01/25)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We start today with the Tennessee coaching search. We are now into late January and the Volunteers still don’t have a head coach. (10:45) It’s time for a draft! Which school will be next to make its first College Football Playoff? Let’s get it! (19:45) 2nd Round of the CFP Draft. (25:30) 3rd Round of the CFP Draft. (34:50) 4th round of the CFP Draft. (40:00) 5th and Final Round of the CFP Draft. (43:40 ) Biggest omissions from the CFP Draft. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Mailbag! Is Nick Saban ruining college football? (01/22)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We start today with the hiring of a new Athletic Director at Tennessee. Danny White will come over from UCF and lead sports. (13:25) Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is expected to step down. What’s next for the conference? (26:45) McKenzie Milton has been cleared to return to play. He has transferred to Florida State and the guys discuss what this means for the program. (34:40) What is next for Tom Herman? (40:15) Has Nick Saban ruined college football? Alabama capped off another successful season with its 6th national title in 12 seasons. (45:30) Was Trevor Lawrence’s career a letdown? How do we define his career with only one national title and no Heisman. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Winners and Losers from the NFL Draft Deadline (01/20)
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We start today with the fallout of Jeremy Pruitt from Tennessee. (16:15) Steve Sarkisian is trying to finalize his staff at Texas. How is it shaping up? (20:45) Alabama and Nick Saban head to the NFL to fill voids on the coaching staff. (23:09) Ohio State returns major talent in 2021. (29:35) Other schools that will return top talent. (43:00) What do things look like for the Georgia Bulldogs? (49:55) Miami’s outlook for 2021. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
🚨 Emergency Pod: Jeremy Pruitt OUT at Tennessee (01/18) 🚨
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We’ve got breaking news that Jeremy Pruitt has been fired as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers after three seasons. Pruitt finishes his tenure at Tennessee with a 16-19 record (10-16 SEC) and with a win in his one bowl appearance. (8:00) What will happen with the National Signing Day coming up? Is Tennessee in danger of losing recruits to an already weak class? (10:09) What’s next for Jeremy Pruitt? (13:30) What is the bigger picture at Tennessee? (17:50) How much leverage does Billy Napier have now? (19:20) Peyton Manning will reportedly have a “big role” in the next head coach at Tennessee. (20:40) Final thoughts on the firing of Jeremy Pruitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Mailbag! Urban Meyer to the Jaguars, Barton's farewell, more (01/14)
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How Urban fits in the NFL, recruiting impact of playoff expansion and more. The mailbag starts with the news of the day with Urban Meyer on his way to becoming the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (1:30) and a listener question looking at the NFL prospects of Jim Harbaugh, Lincoln Riley and Ryan Day (12:30). Then it's on to Ohio State's dominance in the Big Ten (18:00), whether expanding the playoff would have a major impact on recruiting (24:30), the next non-Alabama team to win the SEC West (35:00) and a Georgia fan in Boise doesn't think to highly of Auburn's hire of Bryan Harsin (40:30). Plus, the long-awaited sign-off from Barton Simmons as he officially joins the Clark Lea's staff at Vanderbilt (45:50).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
Early 2021 Lookahead: Questions for Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and more (01/13)
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Burning questions and reasons for hype for the top teams in college football. Danny Kanell, Tom Fornelli, Bud Elliott and Chip Patterson discuss lingering thoughts from Monday night's title game (1:30), how Bryce Young is positioned to keep Alabama's offense elite even after another round of departures (7:30) and what to expect from both Texas A&M (15:00) and a JT Daniels-led Georgia (22:30) as they chase the Tide in 2021. Plus, how the wide receiver room makes Ohio State just as dangerous even after Justin Fields' expected departure (29:30), Oklahoma's spot in the national title picture (41:00) and Clemson's recruiting efforts giving the Tigers another wildly talented roster even in the wake of losing a generational quarterback (47:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
College Football Playoff Alabama-OSU Recap: How Tide, Saban stack up against best of all time (01/12)
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Instant reaction to Alabama's dominant win in the College Football Playoff title game. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss how 2020 Alabama compares to 2019 LSU, whether the loss reflects poorly on Ohio State, the areas where the game was won by the Crimson Tide and first thoughts on both teams looking ahead to 2021 along with the rest of the college football landscape.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
College Football Playoff National Championship: Best bets, picks for Alabama-Ohio State (01/07)
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Point spread, total and prop bets and storylines for Alabama-Ohio State. First, what to make of reported COVID issues at Ohio State and whether the game will be played on Jan. 11 as scheduled (1:30) then the game breakdown begins with a look at the betting line of Alabama favored by more than a touchdowns (11:01) and the Buckeyes' offense ability to kick in the backdoor even in a Crimson Tide win (20:40). Then, with Nick Saban's legacy mostly cemented, what a win would mean for Ryan Day (29:00). Plus, tackling the total (34:00) and offering some first quarter plays along with a gameplan for player props (46:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Mailbag: Did Texas A&M hit its ceiling in 2020? (01/06)
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Answering listener questions about Texas A&M, Indiana, Iowa State and more. First, reaction Trevor Lawrence's NFL Draft announcement and the news of the day followed by a discussion on coaches who have seen their stock drop over the last 5-10 years (7:00). Then, whether Texas A&M can repeat or exceed the success of 2020 (18:20), if Tom Allen would be a candidate to take another job (30:00), why Matt Campbell might be willing to stay at Iowa State (34:30) and a listener asks for college decision advice (39:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
🚨 2020 Heisman Trophy: DeVonta Smith becomes 1st WR to win since 1991 (01/05) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Alabama WR DeVonta Smith has won the Heisman Trophy. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the results of the 2020 Heisman Trophy race, including a reveal of their ballots as voters, the keys to Smith's win and early thoughts on the 2021 Heisman Trophy picture with picks to win and sleepers. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Coaches that could make the jump to the NFL (01/04)
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How the NFL coaching carousel might impact CFB, Alabama-Ohio State injury news and more. First, addressing the latest addition to Clark Lea's staff at Vanderbilt (0:45) and the toughest challenge that awaits Steve Sarkisian at Texas (6:50). Then, with the NFL offseason getting started the college coaches that could end up as targets to go pro (17:45) and injury updates for both Ohio State and Alabama ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game (32:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
🚨 Emergency Pod: Tom Herman OUT at Texas, Steve Sarkisian to take over the Longhorns 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Texas has fired Tom Herman and will hire Steve Sarkisian. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the timing of Texas' move on Herman, where Sarkisian must have ranked on the Longhorns' wish list and whether this move will bring Big 12 championship contention back to Austin. Plus, what's next for Tom Herman and how this news might impact Alabama's preparation for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Ohio State. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2021
Bowl Season Daily: Orange, Fiesta, Outback, Gator picks, previews (01/02)
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Previews and picks for Texas A&M-UNC, Iowa State-Oregon, Indiana-Ole Miss and NC State-Kentucky. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. The national championship game may be set but we've got four more bowls before we turn our attention to Alabama-Ohio State, including Texas A&M's argument as one of the top four teams in the country, Iowa State's motivation against Oregon, a depleted Ole Miss squad going up against a tough Indiana team and ranked NC State as an underdog against four-win Kentucky.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2021
College Football Playoff recap: Ohio State stuns Clemson, Alabama rolls (01/02)
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Instant reaction to Alabama and Ohio State's College Football Playoff wins. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss Ohio State's motivation against Clemson, Justin Fields' huge performance opposite Trevor Lawrence and what the Tigers were missing in the semifinal loss. Plus, whether Alabama's convincing win against Notre Dame says more about the Crimson Tide or the Fighting Irish and a look ahead to the national championship matchup with Ohio State.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2021
Bowl Season Daily: College Football Playoff, Peach Bowl, Citrus Bowl picks, previews (1/1)
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Previews and picks for Georgia-Cincinnati, Auburn-Northwestern, Alabama-Notre Dame and Clemson-Ohio State. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. The New Years Day slate starts with Cincinnati's shot at an undefeated season against Georgia in the Peach Bowl and what we expect to be a defensive battle between Auburn and Northwestern in the Citrus Bowl. Then it's on to the College Football Playoff with last-minute thoughts on Alabama-Notre Dame and Clemson-Ohio State.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
Bowl Season Daily: Arizona Bowl, Armed Forces Bowl, Liberty Bowl picks, previews (12/31)
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Previews and picks for the Tulsa-Mississippi State, WVU-Army and San Jose State-Ball State bowl games. Happy New Years Eve! Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. Thursday features a defensive battle between Tulsa and Mississippi State in the Armed Forces Bowl, a matchup of conference champions in the Arizona Bowl between undefeated San Jose State and one-loss Ball State in the Arizona Bowl (a game you can see on CBS and stream for free through the CBS Sports App) and West Virginia taking on Army in Memphis in the Liberty Bowl.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
College Football Playoff Superpreview: Matchups to watch, storylines, picks and more (12/30)
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Detailed breakdowns of the matchups in Alabama-Notre Dame and Clemson-Ohio State. Danny Kanell, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the major storylines around the entire playoff (2:00) before jumping into Alabama-Notre Dame, starting with a discussion as to whether you need great defenses to win championships (6:30) and the challenge of stopping DeVonta Smith and the high-flying Alabama attack (14:00). Then it's on to breaking down Clemson-Ohio State, with a focus on the smack talk and storylines (21:30), the importance of not only quarterback pressure but sacks (28:45) and X-factors for the game (34:15).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Bowl Season Daily: Cotton Bowl, Duke's Mayo Bowl Previews (12/30)
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Previews and picks for the Oklahoma-Florida and Wisconsin-Wake Forest bowl games. Tom Fornelli and Chi Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. Wednesday features an early afternoon kickoff between Wisconsin and Wake Forest in the Duke's Mayo Bowl and then the New Year's Six gets going in the night cap with Oklahoma now favored against Florida in the Cotton Bowl after the Gators have lost several key offensive players to opt-outs prior to kickoff.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Bowl Locks Pt. II (12/29)
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Picks and previews for the College Football Playoff and New Years bowl games. Game breakdowns and LOCKS included for Wisconsin-Wake Forest (4:15), Florida-Oklahoma (8:20), Mississippi State-Tulsa (14:45), San Jose State-Ball State (16:15), West Virginia-Army (19:15), Arkansas-TCU (22:45), Georgia-Cincinnati (26:30), Northwestern-Auburn (33:00), Alabama-Notre Dame (36:20), Clemson-Ohio State (44:30), NC State-Kentucky (51:45), Indiana-Ole Miss (55:15), Iowa State-Oregon (58:45) and Texas A&M-North Carolina (1:00:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
Bowl Season Daily: Cheez-It Bowl, Alamo Bowl Previews (12/29)
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Previews and picks for the Miami-Oklahoma State and Texas-Colorado bowl games. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. Tuesday features a doubleheader with D'Eriq King and Miami facing off against Oklahoma State in the late afternoon kickoff from Orlando and then plenty of intrigue around Tom Herman and Sam Ehlinger as Texas finishes its 2020 season against Colorado in the Alamodome in San Antonio.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Bowl Locks Pt. I (12/24)
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Picks and previews for all of the bowl games Dec. 24-29. First, a discussion about the flawed ways we determine whether a hire is good or not in relation to Bryan Harsin's hire at Auburn (1:30). Then we get into the LOCKS, first breaking down the New Mexico Bowl with Hawaii taking on a Houston team that could be short on players (8:05) and the Camelia Bowl meeting of Buffalo and Marshall after both teams lost in their conference championship games (14:30). Saturday's action is next Coastal Carolina and Liberty taking headline status in the Cure Bowl (20:30) early and Louisiana-UTSA and Western Kentucky-Georgia State (25:30) following in the afternoon. Finally we look at Tuesday, Dec. 29 with locks for Miami-Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl (32:00) and Texas-Colorado in the Alamo Bowl (37:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
Bowl Season Daily: New Orleans Bowl, Montgomery Bowl Previews (12/23)
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Previews and picks for the La Tech-Georgia Southern and Memphis-FAU bowl games. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football bowl action with Bowl Season Daily. Today's games include Skip Holtz leading Louisiana Tech against Georgia Southern's option attack in the New Orleans Bowl and a battle of first-year coaches with Ryan Silverfield and Memphis against Willie Taggart and FAU.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
🚨 Emergency Pod: Auburn to hire Bryan Harsin as next head coach (College Football 12/22) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Auburn will hire Boise State coach Bryan Harsin. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the many twists and turns of the search to replace Gus Malzahn, what to expect from Harsin as he lands in the SEC for the first time in his coaching career and what we learned about the other candidates reportedly involved in the process.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Bowl Season Daily: Potato Bowl, Boca Raton Bowl Previews (College Football 12/22)
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Previews and picks for the BYU-UCF and Tulane-Nevada bowl games. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football bowl action with Bowl Season Daily. Today's action includes Tulane against Nevada out in Boise in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in the afternoon and a matchup of high-powered offenses with BYU and UCF squaring off in the Boca Raton Bowl as the night cap. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Bowl Season Daily: Myrtle Beach Bowl Preview (College Football 12/21)
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Monday's daily preview of the college football bowl games takes on Appalachian State and North Texas. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss North Texas' spot in the postseason despite a sub-.500 record, whether App State will have any motivation edge to finish their season on a good note after missing out on the Sun Belt Championship and offer picks against the spread and leans for the total for Monday afternoon's game. Subscribe to the Cover 3 Podcast to get Bowl Season Daily delivered to your feed every morning through postseason. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
College Football Playoff rankings reaction: Notre Dame vs. Texas A&M for No. 4 (12/20)
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Instant reaction to the reveal of the College Football Playoff top six. Danny Kanell, Tom Fornelli, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson debate whether Cincinnati should feel the most disrespected by no representation in the top six (1:10), the level of excitement for the Alabama-Notre Dame and Clemson-Ohio State semifinals (8:00) and how Texas A&M's argument for No. 4 stacks up against Notre Dame (18:00). Plus, a word on the "we watch the games" narrative and predictions for future expansion (23:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2020
College football recap: Alabama, Clemson big winners on championship Saturday (12/20)
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Instant reaction to the college football action on Saturday. First, takeaways from Ohio State's narrow win against Northwestern (2:30) and then whether Texas A&M did enough to impress the committee and/or cause a coaching change at Tennessee (12:00). Then, what's next for both Clemson and Notre Dame after a dominant Tigers win in Charlotte (29:30), a bonkers LSU-Ole Miss game (40:30) and a closer look at Alabama-Florida with the Heisman Trophy discussion in mind (48:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Championship Week Locks (12/17)
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Winning wagers for Alabama-Florida, Clemson-Notre Dame and more. The Locks Crew offers game breakdowns, previews and picks for Marshall-UAB (1:25), Clemson-Notre Dame (3:00), Buffalo-Ball State (10:15), USC-Oregon (14:30), Oklahoma-Iowa State (18:45), Alabama-Florida (21:45), Coastal Carolina-Louisiana (27:45), LSU-Ole Miss (31:18), Air Force-Army (35:00), Cincinnati-Tulsa (36:45), Boise State-San Jose State (39:40), Texas A&M-Tennessee (42:00) and Moneyline Sprinkles focuses on underdogs with value to win outright (49:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3 Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
National Signing Day Recap: Winners and losers from recruiting's biggest day (College Football 12/16)
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Who made headlines and landed the top prospects from the biggest day of the year in recruiting. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap National Signing Day, starting with Alabama's impressive haul and top-ranked class, how LSU was able to land a top-five class despite the on-field struggles of 2020, the way the Egg Bowl rivalry played out on the recruiting trail, Michigan loading up on offense and much more from a busy day at 247Sports and CBS Sports HQ. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
College Football Playoff rankings reaction: Group of 5 disrespect continues (12/15)
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Instant reaction to the breaking news of the new CFP rankings. Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson discuss the final update of the selection committee's top 25 before Selection Sunday. What teams can move up with wins in their conference championships, why Cincinnati should be mad about dropping a spot and much more with an eye on this weekend's action and the potential chaos scenarios that could cause controversy.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Latest from Vanderbilt and Auburn, plus Signing Day Storylines (College Football 12/14)
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Buzzing from the coaching carousel and what to watch on National Signing Day. First, how USC was put in a tough spot swapping out Washington for Oregon on a short week in the Pac-12 Championship Game (4:15). Then, reacting to multiple reports having Notre Dame defensive coordinator Clark Lea as the next coach at Vanderbilt (9:30), the rumored candidate pool to replace Gus Malzahn at Auburn (14:25) and where might Art Briles be coaching next (20:15). Plus, Early Line Lookahead for conference championship week (24:45) and Barton breaks down the biggest National Signing Day storylines (34:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
🚨 Emergency Pod: Gus Malzahn OUT at Auburn (College Football 12/13) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Auburn has fired Gus Malzahn. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss Auburn finally making a move after years of hot seat talk, the candidates to replace Malzahn and if we should consider anyone other than Hugh Freeze, plus what the firing means for the coaching carousel nationally. Plus, additional analysis on Illinois' decision to fire Lovie Smith including where the Fighting Illini should look for his replacement. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2020
College football recap: Florida goes down, USC survives and more (12/13)
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A shake up in the top-10, coaching hires and more instant reaction from Saturday in college football. First, the many takeaways from Florida's loss to LSU (3:00) and USC's late-game thriller win against UCLA (14:45). Then, thoughts on UNC and Miami after a record-setting win for the Tar Heels (19:30), Kevin Sumlin's ouster at Arizona and Butch Jones' hiring at Arkansas State leading the coaching carousel news and much, much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2020
The Early Edge: Favorite Bets for Saturday! Navy-Army, UNC-Miami and LSU-Miami Picks
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Podcast take over! We're bringing you a little taste of The Early Edge to preview today's college football action. Jonathan Coachman is joined by expert sports bettors Emory Hunt and Tom Fornelli to handicap today’s action. Our SportsLine expert have the top picks from a proven model that wins. Today we’re looking at the best bets in college football for… Illinois at Northwestern Wake Forest at Louisville Navy at Army North Carolina at Miami LSU at Florida We wrap with a look ahead to Sunday Night football for an angle on Steelers-Bills. Use promo code ‘EDGE’ when signing up for a new account at SportsLine.com to get your first 30 days FREE! — ‘Early ‘Edge is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Enable push notifications so you always know when the latest episode is available! Every episode is also available on YouTube, go to youtube.com/channel/UCZmtXolnY7-z9HLiBESjkyQ Follow @SportsLine on Twitter and Instagram Follow our crew on Twitter: @TheCoachrules, @jacob_hallex  For more betting picks and analysis, visit SportsLine.com To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit CBSSports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 15 Locks (12/10)
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The Locks crew breaks down their top plays for the college football weekend. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Arizona-Arizona State (5:30), San Jose State-Nevada (7:50), Louisville-Wake Forest (10:00), Georgia-Missouri (15:00), Colorado-Utah (21:30), Army-Navy (23:30), Miami-North Carolina (30:30), Oregon-Washington (36:00), Oklahoma-West Virginia (40:00), Northwestern-Illinois (43:00), Oklahoma State-Baylor (46:15), Virginia Tech-Virginia (48:00), USC-UCLA (52:00), Hawaii-UNLV (56:00), Florida-LSU and Tennessee-Vanderbilt (1:00:00) plus our Moneyline sprinkles break down the underdogs to win outright (1:03:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Mailbag! The most entertaining suggestion for Texas (College Football 12/09)
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Answering listener questions about Texas, Tennessee, Michigan and more. First, addressing complaints about the lack of central leadership in college football (2:00), an incredibly entertaining suggestion for Texas' next head coach (9:00) and some fair criticism for Jeremy Pruitt's Tennessee program (13:00). Then, we look into the crystal ball to see who is coaching at the biggest programs in 2025 (17:00), discussing Michigan's offensive identity shift (25:00), how to judge Minnesota's 2020 shortcomings (28:30) and why everyone is trying to predict Matt Campbell's next job (35:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
College Football Playoff Rankings Instant Reaction (12/08)
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Where Texas A&M, Florida and the Group of Five stand after Tuesday's rankings release. Instant reaction to the new set of rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee from Chip Patterson, Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Danny Kanell as we head into the final weekend of regular season action before the conference championship games.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
🚨 Emergency Pod: Ohio State-Michigan canceled (College Football 12/08) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Ohio State-Michigan has been canceled. Barton Simmons and Tom Fornelli discuss what the game getting canceled means for the Big Ten championship race and College Football Playoff picture, as well as any BYU-Coastal Carolina-like potential for a late addition to the schedule. Plus, how this game not being played impacts Jim Harbaugh's future with Michigan.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
CBS Sports Presents - 'The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast'
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'The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast' debuts on Thursday, December 10. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Looking for the best picks against the spread, sharp action on the total and props you can take to the ticket window? Join Jonathan Coachman on the Early Edge as he speaks with the best handicappers to preview every day’s biggest games in 10 minutes or fewer. From primetime picks to off-the-radar locks, Early Edge is bringing you the best bets in a quick, informative and easy to digest podcast. We promise to keep it short, sweet and to the point as SportsLine’s best experts come together to put some green into your pocket. Early Edge is in your feed every single day by 11 AM ET, don’t lay a wager without listening to our SportsLine experts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Coaching carousel: South Carolina makes its hire, best fit for Matt Campbell (College Football 12/07)
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Coaching news from South Carolina, Texas, Louisville and more. After initial thoughts on Shane Beamer's introduction and reception at South Carolina (1:00), the conversation turns to how Scott Satterfield's comments about interviewing for the Gamecocks job ruffled feathers with Louisville fans (5:00). Then, whether Indiana or Iowa State's 2020 success is more sustainable (22:30) and what programs are the best fit for Matt Campbell should they become available (25:45). Finally, Early Line Lookahead discusses a massive spread for Ohio State-Michigan, the total in Army-Navy and other highlights from the Week 14 slate (32:25).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
College football recap: Coastal takes down BYU, South Carolina gets its coach, more (12/06)
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Saturday night reaction to day in college football. First, detailing Rice's big win in Conference USA play (2:00) and Coastal Carolina taking down BYU (7:50). Then, thoughts on Shane Beamer's reported hire at South Carolina (13:00), Iowa State's emphatic win against West Virginia (24:30), whether Ohio State did enough to impress the committee in its win against Michigan State (32:00) and much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 14 Locks (12/03)
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Against the spread and over-under picks for BYU, Alabama-LSU, Florida and more. Game breakdowns, previews and Locks included for West Virginia-Iowa State (8:30), Oklahoma State-TCU (11:45), Texas A&M-Auburn (13:00), Ohio State-Michigan State (16:50), Alabama-LSU (25:20), Nebraska-Purdue (29:00), Florida-Tennessee (35:20), NC State-Georgia Tech (39:30), Texas-Kansas State (46:15), Akron-Bowling Green (49:15), Wisconsin-Indiana (52:45), BYU-Coastal Carolina (55:00), Kentucky-South Carolina (58:45), Clemson-Virginia Tech (1:01:00), Washington-Stanford (1:04:00), Miami-Duke (1:08:20), Oklahoma-Baylor (1:12:00) and the Moneyline Sprinkles with underdogs to take straight up (1:17:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Mailbag! Best teams to miss the College Football Playoff, Texas sized problems, The Transfer Portal (12/02)
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Answering listener questions about the coaching carousel, transfer portal and more. First, the jobs that are the most difficult in terms of meeting expectations that might not be realistic (1:50) and whether losing in-state recruits is as much of a concern as player development at a place like Texas (16:30). Then, a dive into the short history of the College Football Playoff debate the best teams left out of the final four (25:30), advice to new gamblers looking to avoid letting personal bias impact their picks (31:50) and some predictions for the offseason transfer portal with quarterbacks and teams looking to add one to their room (39:35). Plus, a listener offers power rankings for the Cover 3 Conference's college basketball programs (46:11).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
🚨 College Football Playoff Rankings Instant Reaction: What does Ohio State need? (12/1) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news of the new College Football Playoff rankings. Chip Patterson, Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Danny Kanell discuss how the ACC has set up the potential for two teams in the final four, the Big 12's path to making the playoff, what Ohio State needs to remain in the top four and if there's a chance for Cincinnati or BYU to crash the party. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Vanderbilt candidates, Big Ten's playoff hopes, more (College Football 11/30)
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Derek Mason is out at Vandy, who's in the running for the job? First, reaction to high-profile weekend at Vanderbilt with Sarah Fuller's college football debut followed by Derek Mason out as head coach (2:30). Then, candidates to replace Mason and checking in on the ongoing South Carolina search (19:00). Plus, how game cancellations are hurting the Big Ten's shot to make the College Football Playoff (22:30), whether we should rethink the expectations for a Heisman Trophy favorite (38:15) and Early Line Lookahead examines some big spreads for top teams on the road (52:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
College football recap: Week 13 Instant Reaction to Michigan, Alabama and more (11/29)
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Jim Harbaugh, Tom Herman, Alabama's dominance and more. First, what the future of Michigan football looks like after a home loss to Penn State (1:30) and the potential impacts of Matt Campbell's win with Iowa State at Texas (7:30). Then, how Alabama continued to separate itself with its Iron Bowl win (16:00), Northwestern's loss and the Big Ten title picture (23:00) and Notre Dame as a national title contender (27:00). Plus, running back Jaret Patterson adds his name to the record book in Buffalo's win (34:30) and Sarah Fuller makes history for Vanderbilt (40:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 13 Locks (11/25)
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The Locks crew debates the outlook for Texas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and more. Game breakdowns, picks and previews included for Texas-Iowa State, Notre Dame-North Carolina, Michigan State-Northwestern, Buffalo-Kent State, the Iron Bowl, the Egg Bowl, Clemson-Pitt, Oklahoma-West Virginia, Ohio State-Illinois and much more from the Week 13 slate.    Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
🚨 College Football Playoff Rankings Reaction (11/24) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news of the first CFP rankings of 2020. Danny Kanell, Tom Fornelli, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson debate Georgia's inclusion in the top 10, whether Cincinnati and BYU can make it into the top four and the committee's biggest misses in the first set of College Football Playoff rankings.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Should BYU want to play Washington? (College Football 11/23)
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Inside Dabo's criticism of Florida State, the playoff rankings and more. First, breaking down Dabo Swinney's frustrations with the postponement of Saturday's game against the Seminoles (1:30), whether Indiana is being rightly rated after losing to Ohio State (18:30) and should we be second-guessing the Buckeyes after the narrow win (25:15). Plus, the pros and cons of adding Washington to BYU's schedule from a College Football Playoff perspective (35:45) and early line lookahead eyes Texas-Iowa State, Notre Dame-North Carolina and the Iron Bowl (50:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Week 12 Instant Reaction: Buckeyes survive, JT Daniels' debut, can Oklahoma make the playoff? (College Football 11/22)
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Discussing the biggest stories from Week 12 in college football. First, what to make of JT Daniels' debut with Georgia (3:00), Ohio State's upset scare against Indiana (9:45) and Northwestern's win against Wisconsin (22:00). Then, whether Oklahoma still has a path to the playoff (31:00), Oregon's narrow win against UCLA (41:00), discussing the frustrations for Nebraska and Tennessee fans (49:00) and much, much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 12 Locks (11/19)
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The Locks crew debates Oklahoma, Ohio State, Wisconsin and more from Week 12. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Ohio State-Indiana (6:00), UCF-Cincinnati (15:00), Iowa State-Kansas State (18:00), Oklahoma-Oklahoma State (21:30), Georgia-Mississippi State (26:40), Wisconsin-Northwestern (29:15), Stanford-Washington State (35:20), USC-Utah (40:20), Oregon-UCLA (42:00), San Diego State-Nevada (45:30), Liberty-NC State (48:15), Auburn-Tennessee (53:00), Michigan-Rutgers (57:50) and moneyline sprinkles picking underdogs to win outright (1:04:45). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Mailbag: What Jim Harbaugh can learn from Brian Kelly (College Football 11/18)
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Answering listener questions on Will Muschamp, Kirby Smart, Jim Harbaugh and more. First, recapping a wild Tuesday night in MACtion (1:30) before digging on the future of Will Muschamp (5:00), wondering whether Kirby Smart is following in the footsteps of Mark Richt (13:00) and what the future of the Bulldogs offense might look like (21:00). Then, Brian Kelly made wholesale changes after going 4-8 in 2016 and has Notre Dame better off for it, can Jim Harbaugh do the same (32:20)? Plus, a Penn State alternate reality where Justin Fields doesn't flip (43:30), the ACC's relationship with Notre Dame (51:40) and the ceiling for Scott Frost's Nebraska program (58:50).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Why South Carolina might not be where Hugh Freeze lands, LSU allegations, MACtion Locks (College Football 11/16)
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South Carolina's coaching search, early Week 12 lines and more. First, breaking down Will Muschamp's time at South Carolina (2:00), where Hugh Freeze fits in the search for his replacement (10:00) and how the Early Signing Period might impact the coaching carousel in 2020 (16:45). Plus, a troubling report puts LSU in the spotlight for the wrong reasons (24:00), early takeaways from Pac-12 action (33:00), Early Line Lookahead and MAC Locks for the week (44:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
🚨 Emergency Pod: Will Muschamp OUT at South Carolina (College Football 11/15) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Will Muschamp is out as South Carolina's head coach. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down the timing of South Carolina's decision, what kind of candidates might be in the mix for the Gamecocks' job and how this move might impact the entire coaching carousel in this strange 2020 year.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Week 11 Instant Reaction: Trouble at Michigan and Penn State (College Football 11/15)
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From Michigan's loss to Notre Dame and Florida's big wins, the takeaways from college football action. First, what's going wrong at Michigan and the outlook for the rest of the season (2:45). Then, Notre Dame impresses with a big road win at Boston College (16:00) and where Kyle Trask fits in the Heisman Trophy discussion after a high-scoring win against Arkansas (20:00). Plus, explaining Penn State's fall (33:00), why USC has made it look so hard in its 2-0 start (48:00) and much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 11 Locks (11/12)
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Previews and picks for Michigan-Wisconsin, Notre Dame-BC and more from the weekend schedule. Game breakdowns and locks included for Indiana-Michigan State (7:00) Notre Dame-Boston College (18:00), Miami-Virginia Tech (29:40), NC State-Florida State (36:45), Florida-Arkansas (42:20), Pitt-Georgia Tech (50:30), Ole Miss-South Carolina (52:30) and much more from the Week 11 slate, plus moneyline sprinkles.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Mailbag: Would we fire Jim Harbaugh? (College Football 11/11)
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Listener questions include Jim Harbaugh's job security and Trevor Lawrence vs. Justin Fields. First, how the different paths to being a head coach compare between being a head coach at a smaller school or Power Five coordinator (2:30), whether our Cover 3 Conference schools -- Barton A&M, CPU, Fornelli Tech and DK State -- would fire Jim Harbaugh if he was the head coach at our school (11:30) and how long it would take to eat your way through a grocery store (26:15). Plus, how the debate of Trevor Lawrence vs. Justin Fields has evolved since their days as high school prospects (31:45) and whether Tennessee should turn to its true freshman quarterback (47:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
🚨 Emergency Pod: Alabama-LSU, Texas A&M-Tennessee postponed (College Football 11/10) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Alabama-LSU has been added to list of postponed games for Week 11. News broke that Alabama-LSU and Texas A&M-Tennessee were postponed right as the Cover 3 Podcast on CBS Sports HQ was set to begin, so Chip Patterson, Danny Kanell, Tom Fornelli and Dennis Dodd offered reaction and analysis heard here. Watch the Cover 3 Podcast on CBS Sports HQ on Tuesday's at 4 p.m. for Top 25 picks against the spread every week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Penn State's struggles, MAC Locks, more (College Football 11/09)
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College football headlines and early betting leans for Week 11. First, recapping a busy Monday of COVID-related updates in the SEC and Wisconsin's return to action (1:30), a at Penn State's struggles (16:20) and how 2020 results will need context for every coach in the sport. Then, the most interest or enticing betting lines discussed in the Early Line Lookahead (33:30), winners for Tuesday and Wednesday MACtion (48:30) and Danny's reaction to a blowout loss against Pitt in Noles To-Go (54:15).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Week 10 Instant Reaction: Notre Dame, Florida notch top-10 upsets (College Football 11/08)
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From Clemson losing at Notre Dame to the Jim Harbaugh hot seat, all the Week 10 observations. First, how Notre Dame made a statement not only about its team in 2020 but its program with a win against Clemson (1:30) and whether the Florida win against Georgia said more about the Gators or the Bulldogs moving forward (14:00). Plus, what went wrong for Michigan (23:00) and how Liberty's win at Virginia Tech puts Hugh Freeze on the radar of SEC message boards (40:30). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2020
College Football Picks, Best Bets: Week 10 Locks (11/05)
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Previews and picks for Clemson-Notre Dame, Florida-Georgia and the rest of the Week 10 slate. Game breakdowns and picks included for Michigan-Indiana (9:00), BYU-Boise State (16:00), Florida-Georgia (20:30), Clemson-Notre Dame (36:19), Tennessee-Arkansas (46:30), Oklahoma State-Kansas State (52:00), USC-Arizona State (1:02:00), Mississippi State-Vanderbilt (1:07:30), Iowa-Michigan State (1:22:50) and more from a loaded weekend of action. Plus, underdogs to win straight up in moneyline sprinkles (1:28:20).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Pac-12 South Win Totals (College Football 11/04)
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USC and the Pac-12 are back this weekend, so we've got win totals for every team. First, the benchmarks that Clay Helton needs to hit in order to keep the hot seat talk quiet and a breakdown of the Trojans' schedule (5:00). Then, how Jayden Daniels makes Arizona State a contender in the division (16:25), whether Utah can replace all of the key pieces it lost from the 2019 team (22:30), the difficulty of figuring out UCLA (30:45), what Karl Dorrell inherited at Colorado (39:00) and why you shouldn't count out Kevin Sumlin and Arizona (44:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Pac-12 North Win Totals (College Football 11/03)
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The Pac-12 returns this weekend and we're setting and picking win totals for every team. First, a discussion of the league's role in the College Football Playoff race with an eye on Oregon and a breakdown of the Ducks' schedule (4:50). Then it's on to checking out the Jimmy Lake era at Washington (13:30), the importance of Chase Garbers to Cal's success (24:40), whether Stanford is in for bounce back season (38:50), expectations for Nick Rolovich at Washington State (38:50) and the next step for Jonathan Smith and Oregon State (45:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Georgia's injuries, midseason opt outs, who's No. 1? (College Football 11/02)
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Georgia's defense takes a hit, who's No. 1, Tom Herman and Jim Harbaugh hot seat talk. First, how Georgia's injuries impact the outlook for the Florida game (1:30), whether midseason opt-outs are a new concern for 2020 and beyond (19:00) and a debate for the top team in the country with Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State (34:00). Plus, how expectations should be adjusted for Harbaugh and Michigan (43:00) and the early line lookahead celebrates the return of MACtion on Wednesday (56:50).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Week 9 Instant Reaction: Clemson's scare, Michigan falls short while Ohio State rolls (College Football 11/01)
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Late Saturday night recap of the day in college football. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson share notes from a busy Week 9 Saturday. Topics included are Clemson's upset scare against Boston College (3:00), how Michigan and Jim Harbaugh should be discussed after the loss to Michigan State (14:00) and whether Oklahoma State is still the team to beat in the Big 12 (23:30). Plus, Ohio State rolls Penn State (35:15), Bo Nix has the best game of his Auburn career (49:00) and much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2020
🚨 Emergency Pod: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence OUT after COVID-19 diagnosis 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down what it means for the Tigers this weekend against Boston College, whether we should expect Lawrence back for Clemson's highly-anticipated showdown with Notre Dame, whether the absence will play a role in the College Football Playoff selection committee's debate regarding the rankings at the end of the year and many more angles to the news. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 9 Locks (10/29)
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Betting advice and against the spread picks for biggest college football games of the weekend. Game previews and breakdowns included for Georgia-Kentucky (7:45), Ohio State-Penn State (16:45), Ole Miss-Vanderbilt (23:00), Kansas State-West Virginia (28:00), Notre Dame-Georgia Tech (35:00), Florida-Missouri (38:30), Alabama-Mississippi State (42:00), LSU-Auburn (44:00), North Carolina-Virginia (51:30), Michigan-Michigan State (54:30), Indiana-Rutgers (57:55), Northwestern-Iowa (1:02:45), Oklahoma State-Texas (1:07:20) and more from the Week 9 slate, plus the moneymen sprinkles for the Saturday (1:16:47).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Mailbag: Wisconsin shuts down, the divide in CFB, best WRs in the country (College Football 10/28)
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Wisconsin-Nebraska has been canceled, plus listener questions answered. First, instant mid-show reaction to the breaking news that Wisconsin has shut down football activities due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests, including one for head coach Paul Chryst (1:15). Then it's on to the mailbag, addressing the importance of coaching in college vs. the NFL (16:45), the divide even among power conference programs in college football (26:30), the stellar play of Terrace Marshall at LSU and some of the other best wide receivers in the country (50:30), how many programs would trade their coach for Kirby Smart (1:03:15) and more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Wisconsin QB news, Florida's back on the field, early betting lines takeaways (College Football 10/26)
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How Graham Mertz reportedly testing positive for COVID impacts Wisconsin's outlook. First, reaction to the breaking news of Mertz reportedly testing positive after his breakout performance against Illinois and what this development reveals about the Big Ten's protocols for playing in 2020 (2:00). Then, Florida is back on the field after shutting down its program (14:00) and Alabama picks up yet another recruiting win (22:15). Plus, the early betting lines from Week 9 that stand out (31:45) and Danny breaks down Florida State's loss to Louisville in Noles To-Go (49:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Week 8 Instant Reaction: Ohio State, Michigan impress as B1G makes it debut (College Football 10/25)
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The Big Ten made its 2020 debut and Alabama lost an important player to injury. First, thoughts from the Big Ten action including Rutgers' win against Michigan State, Indiana's upset of Penn State, what Ohio State showed in its win against Nebraska and Michigan's impressive performance at Minnesota. Then, how Alabama bounces back from the loss of Jaylen Waddle, Oklahoma State's win against Iowa State and more from the Week 8 action around the country.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 8 Locks (10/22)
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Against the spread, over-under and moneyline selections for the college football weekend. Game previews and picks included for Louisiana-UAB (9:00), Wisconsin-Illinois (11:45), Auburn-Ole Miss (17:00), Alabama-Tennessee (18:30), Michigan-Minnesota (21:00), Notre Dame-Pitt (27:00), Clemson-Syracuse (32:50), Liberty-Southern Miss (38:30), Ohio State-Nebraska (50:15), North Carolina-NC State (53:00), Oklahoma-TCU (56:30), Cincinnati-SMU (1:09:00), the moneyline sprinkles for the week (1:15:50) and more. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Big Ten East Win Totals (College Football 10/21)
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A 2020 preview and predictions for Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and more. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson count 'em up team-by-team starting with a discussion of whether Ohio State will lose any games, and if so which one, on its 2020 schedule (3:00). Then, whether Penn State has closed the gap with the Buckeyes (15:25), what counts as a successful season for Michigan (24:30) and if Indiana has the schedule to continue its winning ways (39:00). Plus, looking ahead and trying to spot the wins in what could likely be a tough season for Michigan State (48:45), Maryland (56:45) and Rutgers (1:04:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Big Ten West Win Totals (College Football 10/20)
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A preview and predictions for Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota and more. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson count 'em up team-by-team, starting with Wisconsin's pursuit of another division title (3:45) and looking at whether Minnesota can take the next step after a breakthrough in 2019 (15:28). Then, Iowa returns to the field after a turbulent offseason (25;30), Nebraska faces a tough schedule (35:00), Northwestern has nowhere to go but up on offense (46:30), Purdue gets a boost with Rondale Moore back in the fold (53:25) and Illinois has some high-profile transfers anchoring its efforts in 2020 (58:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Tennessee coaching shake-up, Week 8 line movement, more (College Football 10/19)
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College football news and gambling analysis heading into Week 8. First, what to make of Jeremy Pruitt's decision to fire the defensive line coach and whether it solves the Vols' most pressing issues (1:30). Then, newly-ranked NC State loses its top quarterback for at least a month (16:00) and Oklahoma State might be getting its returning starter back ahead of the biggest Big 12 game of the week (21:00). Plus, Michigan loses yet another offensive piece from its 2020 roster (30:30), some early Week 8 betting lines to watch (38:12) and Noles To Go resets expectations after Florida State's top-five win against North Carolina (52:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Week 7 recap: Where Alabama is better, what's wrong with Auburn and more (10/18)
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Late night instant reaction to college football from Barton, Tom and Chip. Discussion topics include the many takeaways from Alabama's win against Georgia (1:30), whether Florida State is back after a win against top-five North Carolina (22:45) and whether Notre Dame is close to ACC title contention (29:50) after an eye-popping performance from Clemson (36:00). Plus, investigating the forecast for the heat on Gus Malzahn's seat at Auburn (43:00) after a loss at South Carolina, what's missing at Tennessee (1:03:00) and much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2020
College football picks: Week 7 Locks (10/15)
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Best bets and against the spread sections for the college football weekend. Game previews and picks included for Alabama-Georgia (5:00), BYU-Houston (17:25), Miami-Pitt (20:15), North Carolina-Florida State (27:30), Virginia-Wake Forest (31:00), Auburn-South Carolina (36:45), Virginia Tech-Boston College (40:00), Ole Miss-Arkansas (46:00), Tennessee-Kentucky (52:00), Notre Dame-Louisville (56:00) and the moneyline sprinkles (1:00:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
🚨 Emergency Pod: Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19 (10/14) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in isolation as the team prepares for Saturday's showdown with Georgia. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss how Steve Sarkisian and the rest of the Alabama coaches must adjust and how the senior leadership on the Tide's roster will help the team navigate this challenge ahead of one of the biggest games of the year in college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
CBS Sports Presents: ¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast
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'¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast' debuts on Wednesday, October 14. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! A daily soccer podcast from CBS Sports, bringing you the very best analysis, commentary and gambling help from the world’s game. CBS Soccer host and insider Luis Miguel Echegaray is joined by a team of CBS talent to bring you the latest in Europe and beyond. From our Champions League coverage to Europa, the Premier League, La Liga and the top leagues, this is your one and only stop for your daily soccer fix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Alabama vs. Georgia Mega-Preview: Keys to Game, Matchups to Watch (10/14)
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Insiders from Alabama and Georgia weigh on Saturday's heavyweight showdown. First, Barton and Chip discuss the latest around Saturday's Florida-LSU game after the Gators reported positive COVID tests and Ed Orgeron indicated there might be a change at quarterback (1:30). Then BamaOnline.com's Travis Reier joins the show (12:00) to discuss the Alabama side of things with a look at what needs to improve on defense (14:00), Mac Jones' historic start to the 2020 season (22:00) and expectations for the game (31:30). After Alabama is a focus on Georgia with Rusty Mansell of Dawgs247 (34:00), discussing Stetson Bennett's development in the offense, where Georgia can exploit weaknesses in Alabama's defense (41:00), going behind the numbers of Kirby Smart closing the talent gap with the Tide (46:00) and much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Reckless Texas rumors, LSU's struggles, top-10 team on upset alert (10/12)
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What a bounce back looks like for Texas, LSU, Miami and Florida after Week 6 losses. First, a dive into the wild world of the Texas message boards after the loss to Oklahoma with an eye on Tom Herman's confirmed spot on the hot seat (2:30). Then, how we should readjust expectations for LSU after the loss to Missouri (16:00), breaking news with the Missouri-Vanderbilt game getting postponed due to positive COVID tests (26:00) and whether Miami and Florida can still accomplish their championship aspirations (36:00). Plus, the top-10 team on upset alert in Week 7 (46:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Week 6 Instant Reaction: OU-Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and more (10/11)
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Discussing Alabama's shootout win, Florida's road loss and more. First, Oklahoma's four-overtime, five-hour epic against Texas (3:00), the Big 12 game that broke out between Alabama and Ole Miss (10:45) and whether Georgia's defense will be enough for next week's showdown with the Tide (26:00). Plus, whether Clemson is the only good team in college football (55:30), North Carolina's offensive explosion (1:02:50) and more takeaways from a busy day in college football.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2020
College football picks, best bets: Week 6 Locks (10/08)
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Previews and picks for Georgia, Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and more. Game breakdowns and winning wagers for Week 6 include Georgia-Tennessee (5:30), North Carolina-Virginia Tech (11:20), Louisville-Georgia Tech (18:45), Notre Dame-Florida State (22:35), Clemson-Miami (27:30), Oklahoma-Texas (34:30), Duke-Syracuse (43:00), Iowa State-Texas Tech (47:45), LSU-Missouri (50:15), South Carolina-Vanderbilt (52:15), Mississippi State-Kentucky (56:00), Alabama-Ole Miss (1:01:00), USF-ECU (1:07:00), Florida-Texas A&M (1:12:45), Auburn-Arkansas (1:16:00) and the moneyline sprinkles for the week (1:22:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
How Clemson will defend Miami, Tom Herman hot seat talk, more (10/07)
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Deep dives into some of the biggest games on the Week 6 slate. First, Barton and Chip discuss Georgia-Tennessee with an eye on the quarterbacks (3:30) then Ben Kercheval joins the show to preview Oklahoma-Texas (13:00), including which team has more to lose in the game and whether Tom Herman is on the hot seat if Texas can't meet expectations in 2020 (22:30). Then the attention turns to the top-10 matchup of Clemson and Miami, with Anna Hickey of 247Sports offering an insider's look into the Tigers' preparation for defending D'Eriq King (33:24) and more insights on Dabo Swinney's pursuit of a sixth-straight ACC championship. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Who's winning the Big 12? (10/05)
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Sorting out the Big 12 after Oklahoma and Texas' losses. First, discussing conference bias in the poll rankings and how perceptions factor into how teams rise and fall (2:40), whether injury news out of Wisconsin changes the Badgers' expectations (17:45) and a strong argument against breakfast ball in the Pac-12 after the league released its 2020 schedule over the weekend (25:00). Then, a deep dive on the Big 12 title contenders with predictions on who makes it to the title game and who wins the league (37:00) and Noles To-Go celebrates a come-from-behind victory against Jacksonville State (53:15).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Week 5 Instant Reaction (10/04)
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Takeaways from Oklahoma and Texas losing, Alabama and Georgia's wins and more. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss another bad day for the Big 12 (5:00), a confusing day for the SEC that included dominant wins for Alabama and Georgia but also a surprising loss for Mike Leach (22:42), where BYU fits in the college football landscape (46:30), takeaways from the ACC (57:15) and much more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2020
Week 5 Locks (10/01)
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Best bets and game previews for the college football weekend. Game breakdowns and picks included for LSU-Vanderbilt (8:30), Navy-Air Force (13:45), Florida-South Carolina (18:00), Texas-TCU (25:20), BYU-Louisiana Tech (31:20), Auburn-Georgia (34:15), Mississippi State-Arkansas (41:20), Pitt-NC State (44:15), Oklahoma-Iowa State (47:00), Memphis-SMU (51:00), Clemson-Virginia (54:00), Kansas State-Texas Tech (58:00), North Carolina-Boston College (1:05:00), Kentucky-Ole Miss (1:10:00) and the moneyline sprinkles for the week (1:12:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Insider's look at Georgia's QB battle (09/30)
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Georgia's quarterback room and more SEC discussion with Rusty Mansell. First, JT Daniels has been officially cleared to play for the Bulldogs (1:00), how Barton graded the SEC quarterbacks in Week 1 action (6:15) and getting geared up for Big Ten preseason in October (18:30). Then Rusty Mansell of Dawgs247 joins the show to share his insights on how the quarterback battle has played out at Georgia (27:45), preview the rivalry game against Auburn in Week 5 (42:00) and some early takeaways from SEC play (49:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Best first impressions from the weekend (09/28)
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What teams did the most to exceed preseason expectations in their 2020 debut? First, a wide-ranging look at the national championship race with a focus on whether anyone is good in college football in 2020. Then, a specific focus on LSU and its issues to correct after the loss to Mississippi State, our individual rankings for the top five first impressions from Week 4 and the debut of Noles To-Go, a weekly take on the state of Florida State. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Week 4 Instant Reaction (09/27)
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The biggest headlines and important takeaways from the college football weekend. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down Mike Leach's epic SEC debut in Mississippi State's win at LSU (4:30), a bad day for the Big 12 (16:00), Georgia's struggles in the first half against Arkansas (25:30) and where Kyle Trask sits among the ranking of SEC quarterbacks (29:40). Plus, whether Miami's blowout win against Florida State says more about the Hurricanes or the Seminoles (37:43), Texas A&M's ugly win against Vanderbilt (56:00) and more observations from Week 4. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2020
🚨 Pac-12 announces fall 2020 start date (09/24) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that the Pac-12 will play football in the fall 2020 season. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the timing of the announcement and the hurdles the league had to go through to get to this point. Plus, whether Oregon, USC and the rest of the league will be able to play catch up in the College Football Playoff race with a seven-game schedule, the next steps for the players and coaches involved and the teams and storylines we can't wait to see on the field in the Pac-12 this fall. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Week 4 Locks (09/24)
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Best bets, game previews and moneyline sprinkles for the college football weekend. Breakdowns and picks discussed include LSU-Mississippi State (8:00), Auburn-Kentucky (13:00), Georgia Arkansas (19:30), Alabama-Missouri (28:44), Miami-Florida State (34:30), Pitt-Louisville (37:40), Florida-Ole Miss (44:10), Tennessee-South Carolina (49:45), Cincinnati-Army (57:30), Oklahoma State-West Virginia (1:01:00), Texas-Texas Tech (1:06:00), Virginia-Duke (1:11:00) plus the underdogs that could pay off as straight-up winners in moneyline sprinkles (1:17:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Cover 3 Live on CBS Sports HQ (09/22)
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Brady Quinn joins Barton, Tom and Chip for the first episode of the new show on CBS Sports HQ. In this episode the group discusses buying Miami hype (3:15), whether it's fair to start talking about UCF and the College Football Playoff (7:30), the SEC team that's most interesting to keep an eye on in this first weekend of conference play (16:45) and reactions to the Big Ten schedule release (23:00). Watch the Cover 3 Podcast on CBS Sports HQ every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Coach Deion, SEC lookahead, what we learned in Week 3 (09/21)
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Breaking down the most important lessons from Week 3 in college football. First, what to expect from Deion Sanders' hire as Jackson State's coach (1:30), reaction to the release of the Big Ten schedule (10:00) and the most enticing games from the SEC's first week of action (18:30). Then it's on to ranking the lessons learned on the field in Week 3, with a focus on Oklahoma State (33:00), Navy (36:00), NC State (38:30), Miami (44:15), Louisville (51:00), UCF (53:15) and Notre Dame (56:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Week 3 Instant Reaction (09/20)
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The biggest headlines and important takeaways from the college football weekend. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down Oklahoma State's struggles with Tulsa, a thriller between NC State and Wake Forest, Navy's season-changing comeback at Tulane, whether THE U is back after Miami's win against Louisville and much more from Week 3 across the country.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2020
Week 3 Locks (09/17)
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Best bets and game previews for the college football weekend. Picks and breakdowns included for Houston-Baylor(10:30), Pitt-Syracuse (16:30), Oklahoma State-Tulsa (19:15), Louisiana Tech-Southern Miss (25:30), Cincinnati-Austin Peay (27:20), Notre Dame-USF (29:30), Clemson-The Citadel (35:15), Miami-Louisville (37:20), NC State-Wake Forest (44:20), UCF-Georgia Tech (49:45) and Duke-Boston College (54:15).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
CBS Sports Presents: 'All Things Covered with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden'
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'All Things Covered' with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden' debuts on Tuesday, September 22nd, with special guest Tyrann Mathieu. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden have made a living for their coverage skills on the football field, and while it's a different technique, they're now applying those traits on their new podcast 'All Things Covered'. Instead of wide receivers, tight ends and running backs, they'll be covering sports, entertainment, social issues, personal interests and more. Every Tuesday, the 8-time Pro Bowler Peterson and 2-time Super Bowl champion McFadden will discuss what's happening on the gridiron as well as what intrigues them off the field. Each week they'll welcome a star from the sports and entertainment world to have wide-ranging conversations about what interests them. Guests can include active or former football players but also athletes and influencers from other sports and walks of life. Football is how we know our hosts, but far from what defines Pat and BMac. The name says everything; expect all things to be covered! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
🚨 Big Ten Football is Back for 2020 (09/16) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that the Big Ten will play this fall. The Big Ten announced Wednesday that it will hold an eight-game conference-only season starting the weekend of Oct. 24. Immediate thoughts include the hurdles to get a full season in, how this impacts Ohio State and other College Football Playoff hopefuls and whether players who have opted out may opt back in for 2020.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Talkin' Bout the Noles (09/14)
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The latest from the Big Ten and Monday thoughts on Florida State's loss. First, a big recruiting win for Oregon (1:30), whether recent reports from the Big Ten have changed the outlook for an earlier start to the football season (5:00) and a round of opt-outs that include Ohio State and Texas A&M but a notable reversal and opt-in at LSU (19:30). Then, what Florida State's loss to Georgia Tech said about the state of the team and the work ahead for Mike Norvell to change the troubling trends in Tallahassee (34:20). Plus, games and storylines to track looking ahead to Week 3 (46:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Week 2 Instant Reaction (09/13)
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Barton, Tom and Chip break down the weekend in college football. First, takeaways from a big day for the Sun Belt with Louisiana knocking off Iowa State (2:30) and Arkansas State winning at Kansas State (13:00). Then, an all too familiar feeling for Florida State fans after a loss to Georgia Tech (19:00), grades for Notre Dame in its ACC debut (28:15), Trevor Lawrence's star shining in Clemson's win at Wake Forest (37:00) and more notes from the weekend.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2020
Week 2 Locks (09/10)
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Best bets for the biggest college football games this weekend. Game breakdowns and picks included for Iowa State-Louisiana (7:00), Miami-UAB (11:15), Clemson-Wake Forest (15:00), Notre Dame-Duke (21:40), North Carolina-Syracuse (30:00), Texas State-UTSA (37:45), Texas-UTEP (40:00), Florida State-Georgia Tech (42:00), Kansas State-Arkansas State (44:20), Appalachian State-Charlotte (46:45) and Oklahoma-Missouri State (49:10). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Who's starting, who's not, what it means (09/09)
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Depth chart takeaways looking ahead to Week 2 in college football. First, thoughts on BYU's blowout of Navy (1:00), the decision by Southern Miss and Jay Hopson to part ways after one game (8:30) and Wisconsin making a splash on the recruiting trail (15:30). Then, more postponements in college football (23:15) and what these season opening depth charts can tell us about the state of the roster at Baylor (33:00), Texas (39:50) and Florida State (42:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Week 2 storylines, games to watch (09/07)
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Ranking the top games for the week ahead in college football. First, reaction to Penei Sewell's decision to opt out of Oregon's spring season (5:31) and the Big 12's cancellation protocols for roster size (10:15). Then a look ahead to the weekend featuring the reasons to tune in to Louisville-Western Kentucky (22:45), Louisiana at Iowa State (27:30), Duke at Notre Dame (30:15), Kansas-Coastal Carolina (36:20), Miami-UAB (38:15), App State-Charlotte (41:00), Louisiana Tech-Baylor (43:30) and Florida State-Georgia Tech (47:20).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Week 1 Instant Reaction (09/06)
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Barton, Tom and Chip break down the first full college football weekend of 2020. First, general takeaways from the first full Saturday of FBS action (1:30) and what to make of Memphis after a closer-than-expected win against Arkansas State (7:30). Then, SMU's turnover issues against Texas State (19:30), Army's dominance against Middle Tennessee State (19:30) plus UAB and South Alabama's Thursday night victories (35:10).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2020
Week 1 Locks (09/03)
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College football betting picks for the opening weekend of FBS action. Game picks and breakdowns included for Southern Miss-South Alabama (4:00), UAB-Central Arkansas (7:00), Army-Middle Tennessee (12:15), Memphis-Arkansas State (18:30) and BYU-Navy (26:45). Plus, advice and tips for live betting as we head into a season loaded with uncertainty and last-minute lineup adjustments (33:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
🚨 Georgia QB Jamie Newman opts out of 2020 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news out of Georgia's quarterback room. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss how Jamie Newman's departure impacts the Bulldogs' outlook for 2020, his own 2021 NFL Draft stock and the impact of former USC quarterback J.T. Daniels' transfer now that he appears to be next in line to start for Georgia this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Pressure building in the Big Ten (09/02)
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Dennis Dodd joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to discuss the path to playing in the fall. First, Barton and Chip put a bow on the most off-schedule offseason in podcast history and detail what fans should embrace about this strange season (1:30). Then Dennis joins the show to give a behind the scenes look at how conferences have reached their decisions to play (9:30), what the Big Ten might be thinking in regards to playing this fall (18:30) and whether opt-outs are going to become a growing trend for soon-to-be draft eligible players in college football (33:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Week Zero takeaways, LSU loses its biggest star (08/31)
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Ja'Marr Chase opts out for 2020, the latest from training camp and more. First, what Central Arkansas' win against Austin Peay tells us about what to expect from college football in 2020 (1:30), LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase opts out of the season (14:15) along with Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell (29:15). Then, Camp Buzz takes a look at players making waves at Florida State (35:50), Ole Miss (40:45) and North Carolina (45:50).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
B1G lawsuit, Central Arkansas Buzz, playoff expectations (08/27)
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Notes from training camp and listener questions answered. First, thoughts on the Nebraska players filing a lawsuit against the Big Ten (2:00), injury news out of Georgia (12:45) and Camp Buzz goes behind the scenes with Tennessee and South Carolina (18:00), Baylor (25:20) and Central Arkansas (32:40). Then it's on to answering mailbag questions including expectations for the College Football Playoff (36:45) and whether home field advantage will have an impact with no or limited fans (43:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
CBS Sports Presents: 'Fantasy Football Today in 5' podcast
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Fantasy Football Today in 5, the fastest way to keep up with fantasy football, debuts on Monday, August 31. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Football Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Adam Aizer and a rotating cast of analysts including Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, Heath Cummings and Ben Gretch as they guide you to a Fantasy championship. The FFT crew will filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so you can make your start/sit moves, Waiver Wire transactions and trades before breakfast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Camp Buzz, AAC Win Totals (08/24)
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News from training camps as we near the start of the college football season. First, what TCU is losing with Max Duggan out indefinitely (1:30) then on to the first Camp Buzz of the season, with a look at Texas A&M (14:00), Miami (19:00), Texas (23:25) and Georgia Tech (32:15). Then, AAC Win Totals features best bets on UCF (37:30), Memphis (44:00), Houston (47:30), Navy (58:20) and more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
2020 SEC West Win Totals (8/20)
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Predicting the wins for Alabama, LSU and more in the SEC's conference-only schedule. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson break down their win total picks for Alabama (3:30), Arkansas (20:00), Auburn (28:30), LSU (38:30), Mississippi (50:00), Mississippi State (1:00:50) and Texas A&M (1:10:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
2020 SEC East Win Totals (8/19)
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Predicting the wins for each SEC East team in the conference-only schedule for the fall. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson break down their win total picks for Florida (4:45), Georgia (18:00), Kentucky (29:45), Missouri (40:30), South Carolina (47:10), Tennessee (58:00) and Vanderbilt (1:05:45).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
2020 ACC Win Totals (08/17)
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Predicting the conference records for all 15 ACC teams. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson break down the win totals for Boston College (3:40), Clemson (10:55), Duke (20:00), Florida State (26:50), Georgia Tech (34:00), Louisville (41:15), Miami (47:20), North Carolina (57:23), NC State (1:02:50), Notre Dame (1:09:00), Pitt (1:12:30), Syracuse (1:18:00). Virginia (1:21:40), Virginia Tech (1:26:00) and Wake Forest (1:30:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
2020 Big 12 Win Totals (08/13)
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Counting up the wins for the Big 12 teams in conference play this fall. First, taking the pulse of Mike Norvell's program at Florida State (1:30), the calming of Nebraska-Big Ten beef and Purdue coach Jeff Brohm's proposal for the spring-fall turnaround of 2021 (14:30). Then it's on to picking conference-only win totals for each Big 12 team (23:00), with previews and schedule breakdowns for Baylor (25:35), Iowa State (31:00), Kansas (36:25), Kansas State (40:15), Oklahoma (45:00), Oklahoma State (51:40), TCU (56:00), Texas Tech (59:30), Texas (1:03:10) and West Virginia (1:08:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
🚨 Big Ten, Pac-12 cancel fall 2020 seasons (08/11) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the breaking news out of the Big Ten and Pac-12. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson discuss what we learned from the Big Ten and the Pac-12's announcements, what it means for the 2020 season as a whole and what's next for those players and programs that have to wait until the spring for football competition.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Players, coaches fighting for 2020 season (08/10)
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What might be in store for the Big Ten and whether players can tip the scales in college football. First, reviewing the reporting regarding the Big Ten's potential announcement to cancel the fall season (2:30), a look at what that might mean for players (11:30) and the disappointment for fans -- Cover 3 hosts included -- if there's no football in the fall (21:45). Plus, how the players movement has grown (34:00), how adjustments to the 2020 season might impact recruiting (47:15) and what a spring season might look like in 2021 (54:30). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Big Ten schedule released, 2020 DL Draft (08/05)
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Breaking down the Big Ten slate and drafting the best defensive linemen in college football. First, what we learned from the Big Ten schedule and COVID-19 protocols (2:00) and the latest on star players opting out for the 2020 season (14:00). Then it's on to the Defensive Line Draft, with Barton A&M, Fornelli Tech, CPU and DK State going eight rounds to fill out their respective rosters (23:20) with final analysis and players that just missed the cut (46:45).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @dannykanell For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Takeaways from the Pac-12 #WeAreUnited movement (08/03)
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A roundtable discussion regarding the Pac-12 players seeking change in college football. First, detailing the demands of the #WeAreUnited Statement (2:30), where coaches fit in the tension between players and the system (11:45) and the spotlight that's been turned on the revenue distribution in college football (18:25). Then, what we can glean from Nick Rolovich's reaction to the player movement (34:00) and the SEC players voicing their concern about health and safety in the 2020 season (42:30).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
SEC, ACC schedule models revealed for 2020 (07/30)
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Breaking news from the SEC plus Notre Dame joins the ACC for a year. First, instant reaction to news that the SEC will go conference only (1:00) and then a full discussion of Notre Dame's addition to the ACC for the 2020 season (14:00). Plus, Caleb Farley and the potential of players deciding to opt out for the season (50:40) and what we know so far about the Big Ten's conference-only model (1:04:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Luckiest teams of the last decade (07/27)
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Introducing DK State and mailbag questions answered. First, the Cover 3 Conference announces conference expansion effective immediately and Oklahoma makes a move to Week Zero for its season opener (4:45). Then it's on to the mailbag, with discussion topics that include fictional QB-Coach combos (13:55), how football has changed over the last 30 years (22:00), the most and least lucky teams of the last 10 years (29:45), Miami's proximity to "back" (37:50) and whether Georgia and Kirby Smart have achieved enough given their talent advantage (45:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
🚨 Alabama adds 5-star DT to surging 2021 class (07/26) 🚨
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Instant reaction to breaking recruiting news with Damon Payne's commitment. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss Payne's projection at the college level, what his addition means to Alabama's role in the race for the No. 1 class in 2021 and how Nick Saban's staff has turned things around on the trail in the last two months.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2020
Coaching Staff Draft (07/20)
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Putting together super staffs for the Cover 3 Conference. First, updates and news including how the latest developments in conference scheduling have impacted expectations for what college football looks like in 2020 (7:44). Then it's on to the Coaching Staff Draft with Barton A&M, Fornelli Tech and CPU putting together 10-person super-staffs for their schools (17:00). Find out which of the best position coaches in the country get picked and the best available from everyone's draft board (52:20).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
🚨 Big Ten moving to conference-only schedule for 2020 (07/09) 🚨
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Instant reaction to the Big Ten's decision to cancel all non-conference games. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson were in the middle of a mailbag when news broke that the Big Ten is expected to announce a move to conference games only for 2020. Listen to their reaction to the breaking news first, then answer questions from the mailbag including how recruiting rankings are adjusted during the pandemic, Oregon's 2021 recruiting class and more.  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Recruiting roundup, COVID Conference Realignment (07/06)
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If schools want to travel less in 2020, here's a 130-team format to consider. First, rounding up the headliners from a huge holiday weekend on the recruiting trail (7:00) and what to make of the Ivy League reportedly eyeing spring 2021 for its football season (15:00). Then its on to the listener-pitched contingency plan for holding a season in 2020, with all 130 FBS teams arranged into 10 13-team conferences for 12-game round robin schedules. The teams are sorted and winners are picked, with analysis including how Penn State gets an easier path to a conference title (36:00) while Ohio State and Michigan continue regional dominance (48:45) and Clemson faces a much tougher draw in its new league (56:15).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Should Ohio State have more national titles? (07/03)
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Recapping the news of the week and answering mailbag questions. First, what to make of Oklahoma State's revisions to Mike Gundy's contract (2:15), the NCAA violations and penalties for Texas A&M and Jimbo Fisher (11:00) and recapping a big week of recruiting news (17:00). Then it's on to the listener questions, which include an analysis of Ohio State's overachiever or underachiever status (26:30), Dave Aranda's ceiling with Baylor (37:30) and the outlook for Lane Kiffin, Mike Leach and Sam Pittman in the SEC West (45:00).  Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
🚨 No. 1 CB Tony Grimes to UNC Instant Reaction (06/30) 🚨
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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss Grimes' commitment to Mack Brown and North Carolina. First, how Dre Bly played a role in Grimes' recruitment and what to take away from the Tar Heels' top-five class ranking in the 2021 cycle. Plus, a breakdown of Grimes as a prospect and when to expect him making his impact felt in Chapel Hill. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Drafting RBs, WRs and TEs for 2020 and beyond (06/29)
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Barton A&M, Fornelli Tech and CPU draft skill position players to join their QBs for 2020 and beyond. After Ja'Marr Chase, Travis Etienne and Rondale Moore get taken off the board in the first round (8:00), find out who benefited from a run on tight ends (14:00), what true freshman ended up getting picked up (21:52) and what seniors were left on the board as Barton, Tom and Chip focused on building their rosters for the future. Plus, post-draft recaps (48:38) and discussion around the best players not selected in the 12-round draft. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Nebraska vs. Tennessee (06/25)
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Listener questions from the mailbag answered by Barton, Tom and Chip. Discussion topics include the international recruiting scene (9:30), which program between Nebraska and Tennessee will reclaim the glory of the 90s first (14:17), ranking the top three quarterbacks of the last decade (24:30), where Texas' quarterback room ranks among the nation's best (35:50), a history-driven dive into the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry (42:45) and an analysis of Jim Harbaugh's coaching tenure compared to his reputation and rating (49:20). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Underrated 2020 storylines (06/22)
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Barton, Tom and Chip rank the underrated stories for the 2020 season. First, reaction to the latest batch of coronavirus results across the country, renewing the question of how the virus might impact the season (4:00). Then it's on to ranking our favorite underrated storylines for 2020, with discussion around Stanford (24:40), the 2021 recruiting cycle (31:45), Alabama's new strength program (35:00), year three of Scott Frost at Nebraska (45:00), whether UCF's run of G5 dominance is over (54:45), Justin Fuente's approval rating (59:30), Kentucky being overlooked (1:06:50), Air Force's Commonder-in-Chief's Trophy contention (1:13:00) and BYU's opportunities to mess up someone's season (1:16:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
These 11 teams will make the playoff in the next six years (06/18)
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Answering listener questions from the mailbag. Conversations and discussion topics include the outlook for the College Football Playoff's next six years (6:45), the next school to win its first national championship (27:35), whether the national championship race is overrated (38:40) and the non-quarterback with the best chance to win the Heisman Trophy in 2020 (48:15).  'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Drafting QBs for the 2020 season and beyond (06/15)
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Who are the best quarterbacks of the present and the future in college football? First, Chuba Hubbard and other Oklahoma State players are speaking out and asking for change from Mike Gundy (1:30) while coaches are getting involved in activism at Clemson and elsewhere across the country (21:15). Then, what an Ohio State COVID-19 waiver reveals about the return of college football (27:00) and then CPU, Tom Fornelli Tech and Barton A&M draft quarterbacks to build depth for 2020 and into the future (37:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
When Barton was a bouncer for a Slayer concert (06/11)
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Answering listener questions from the mailbag. Topics discussed include recruiting pitches for hypothetical prospects (3:30), the games we'd add to the 2020 schedule (12:45), how Sean Clifford factors into Penn State's national championship hopes (20:00) and the top wide receiver rooms in the country (31:40). Plus, Barton's best stories from an iconic New Haven establishment (41:30), digging into the Illinois-Northwestern rivalry (49:45) and the Heisman and playoff outlook for Group of Five teams moving forward (54:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Turning point for Iowa, toughest and easiest schedules in 2020 (06/08)
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How coaches and players are using their voice and influence across the country. First, how Kirk Ferentz and Iowa responded to allegations of mistreatment by strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle (3:30), what it means for Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley after texts from 2013 reveal his use of a racial slur (29:00) and how the role of coach is changing as we see them joining players in marching and peaceful protests (43:00). Plus, breaking down some of the toughest and easiest schedules in the country (51:15). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Takeaways from an active 24 hours at Florida State (06/04)
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What we're seeing as coaches and players are engaging in conversations of race and activism. First, why a Mike Norvell quote upset Marvin Wilson and how the star defensive tackle used his platform to create change (4:15). Then, we turn the spotlight to allegations of a racial slur at Clemson in 2017 (21:15), how Lincoln Riley and Tom Herman have offered more than a hashtag with their stance (31:00) and the Missouri football team adds voter registration to a demonstration to honor the life of George Floyd (41:15). Finally, with players returning to campus and getting tested we are finding out more about COVID-19 protocols. What does that mean for the 2020 season (46:00)? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
Justyn Ross out for 2020, best forgotten games of the 2010s (06/01)
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Clemson loses its star wide receiver and answering mailbag questions. Discussion topics include a new way to present recruiting rankings and analyze classes (4:00), more than a dozen of the best college football games from the 2010s that most fans have forgotten (7:51) and an FCS program that recruits well, turns out NFL players but hasn't won its league in decades (31:15). Then, reacting live to the breaking news of Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross being ruled out for 2020 with an injury (37:15) and Tom, Barton and Chip reveal their choices for each adopting one Group of Five team for 2020 (43:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 1 Clemson (05/29)
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Chip Patterson discusses what's needed for Clemson to get back to the title game in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Chip previews what's ahead for what he says is the most talented roster of the Dabo Swinney era. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
JT Daniels transfer rumors, Is CFB too predictable? (05/28)
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The latest on USC quarterback JT Daniels and mailbag questions from listeners. First, playing out the potential talking points related to reports that Georgia is in the mix to land a commitment from USC quarterback JT Daniels (3:25) then it's on to the mailbag, starting with a discussion of whether college football is too predictable (16:30). Plus, stories from Barton's Ivy League playing days (27:15), projecting the Big Ten West's performance in key non-conference games (33:30), comparing programs and rivalry results in Ohio State-Michigan and Alabama-Auburn (47:30) and much more. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 2 Ohio State (05/28)
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Tom Fornelli previews the high expectations for year two with Ryan Day as the Buckeyes' head coach. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Tom explains why he's got the Buckeyes heading back to the College Football Playoff in 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 3 Alabama (05/27)
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Chip Patterson explains his pick of Alabama to win it all in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Chip discusses his optimism for Alabama to successfully navigate a tough schedule and return to the College Football Playoff after missing it for the first time ever in 2019. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 4 Oklahoma (05/26)
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Barrett Sallee looks ahead to Oklahoma push for another Big 12 title in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Barrett explains why the Sooners have more than just a top-five coach as a reason to think they'll be back in playoff contention for a fourth straight year under Lincoln Riley. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 5 Georgia (05/25)
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Barrett Sallee shares his outlook for Georgia in the SEC East race. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Barrett calls a new offense and new quarterback with no spring practice as worrisome but believes Kirby Smart and Georgia's defense can lead the way in 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 6 Florida (05/22)
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Barrett Sallee explains why this is the year for Florida to retake the SEC East. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Barrett discusses Florida's how Florida's experience and schedule set up for a potential SEC Championship run in 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 7 Oregon (05/21)
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Chip Patterson previews Oregon's defense of a Pac-12 title. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Chip discusses the challenge for Oregon to install an offense with a new OC, starting quarterback and reloaded offensive line in a year that features a tough early season schedule.  'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Coach Rankings Pt. 2 (05/20)
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Counting down and debating the top 25 on the 2020 CBS Sports coach rankings. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson compare their ballots to the final list, with a particular focus on Mario Cristobal at Oregon (4:45), how to balance the past with the present when ranking Mack Brown (14:30) and the argument for why Gus Malzahn should be ahead of Jim Harbaugh (21:30). Plus, the sliding scale of expectations for Utah (32:15), Jimbo Fisher and the end of his Florida State tenure (43:30), Ed Orgeron's impressive jump in the rankings (1:00:30) and much, much more. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 8 LSU (05/20)
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Tom Fornelli explains why there won't be a title hangover for the Tigers. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Tom has confidence that LSU won't have a major drop-off but says a strong finish to the season is key how we perceive the reigning champs at the end of 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 9 Penn State (05/19)
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David Cobb breaks down Penn State's chances to win the Big Ten. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. David previews a big season for Sean Clifford under a new offensive coordinator and a Penn State program that's closing the gap with Ohio State. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Coach Rankings, Pt. 1 (05/19)
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Debating the CBS Sports coach rankings from 65-26. First, reaction to UCLA's expected AD hire (5:00) and Taulia Tagovailoa's commitment to Maryland (13:10). Then it's on to counting down the CBS Sports 2020 Coach Rankings, with topics of conversation including how to rank first-year coaches (18:00), buying Jonathan Smith stock (29:00), Will Muschamp's trajectory (33:50), how Clay Helton's hot seat status overshadows his resume (41:15) and Tom Herman falling out of the top 25 (56:15). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 10 Notre Dame (05/18)
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Ben Kercheval discusses the Fighting Irish's playoff chances. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Ben gives his outlook for Ian Book under a new offensive coordinator and sets a high floor for the team with the Clemson game looming as the bar for playoff contention. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 11 Auburn (05/18)
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Barrett Sallee sets high expectations for Gus Malzahn and Auburn in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Barrett explains what's wrong with the Gus Malzahn hot seat year narrative and breaks down the Tigers roster strengths and weaknesses heading into 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 12 Wisconsin (05/17)
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Chip Patterson previews Wisconsin's pursuit of a Big Ten title. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. With Jonathan Taylor gone, Chip explains why the identify of the Badgers team this fall will be carried by the defense. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 13 Michigan (05/16)
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Tom Fornelli discusses the burning questions for the Wolverines in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Tom discusses reasonable expectations for Michigan, which hinge greatly on the quarterback play in year two with Josh Gattis. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 14 Texas A&M (05/16)
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David Cobb is on board for a big year in College Station. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. With a manageable schedule, David explains why he's buying the hype for a double-digit win season in 2020 for Texas A&M. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 15 Oklahoma State (05/15)
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Ben Kercheval breaks down Oklahoma State's loaded roster and high expectations. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Pokes have one of the best players in the country in Chuba Hubbard, can he carry them to a Big 12 title? Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Spring Gleaning: Notre Dame, Cincinnati, UCF and more (05/14)
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Season previews for the top Independents and Group of Five programs. First, what the high floor means for expectations of Notre Dame (5:45), Luke Fickell's run at a third straight 11-win season (17:45) and whether reloading along the line of scrimmage means concern at Boise State (25:50). Plus, UCF looks to regain its AAC supremacy (32:15), Ryan Silverfield takes over at Memphis (40:15) and why Appalachian State can lean on its culture to maintain success through coaching changes (45:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 16 Minnesota (05/14)
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Barrett Sallee previews the season ahead for P.J. Fleck and the Golden Gophers. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Golden Gophers saw a breakthrough in 2019 and Barrett explains why he thinks they'll make it to the Big Ten championship game this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 17 Texas (05/14)
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Tom Fornelli rates the levels of back for Texas football. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Longhorns have one more year with iconic Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, what's the ceiling for how far this team can go in 2020?  'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 18 North Carolina (05/13)
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Ben Kercheval on whether UNC meet raised expectations in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Tar Heels have one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Sam Howell, but can he alone lead this team to an ACC Championship Game? 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 19 Iowa (05/12)
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David Cobb previews a tough slate for Iowa in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Hawkeyes have one of the best wide receiving corps in the country, but can they get the quarterback play for the offense to lead the way against a tough Big Ten schedule? 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Spring Gleaning: SEC West (05/11)
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The defending champs at LSU, angry Alabama and more from the SEC West. First, how TCU got an 11th hour commitment for the 2020 class with five-star running back Zachary Evans (5:00). Then it's on to the notes from across the division with LSU reloading (10:23), where Alabama needs to get better (19:25) and Gus Malzahn's even/odd year relationship with the hot seat (34:30). Plus, whether Texas A&M is deserving of a dark horse label (41:15), the ceiling and floor for Mike Leach in year one (50:45), Ole Miss enters the Lane Kiffin era (59:00) and Sam Pittman looks to end Arkansas' conference play woes (1:05:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 20 USC (05/09)
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Chip Patterson previews a pivotal year for Clay Helton at USC. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. The Trojans are facing one of the toughest schedules in the country, yet Chip explains why he thinks this is a 10-win season for Helton and USC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 21 Cincinnati (05/08)
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Ben Kercheval previews the Bearcats pursuit of an AAC title in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. After back-to-back 11-win seasons, Ben discusses why the personnel is in place for another run the league title but the schedule might be the biggest challenge to overcome. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
Spring Gleaning: SEC East (05/07)
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Breaking down the outlook for every team in the SEC East. First, your favorite Georgia homer podcast explains why the Dawgs will win the division (5:00). Then it's on to the rest of the competition with a look at Dan Mullen's impact on the expectations for Florida (21:45), divided views on Tennessee's chances to double down on a successful 2019 (34:00), the post-Lynn Bowden Kentucky offense (43:00), the first run for Missouri with Eli Drinkwitz (52:00), pressure on South Carolina and Will Muschamp to get the offense going with new OC Mike Bobo (58:00) and an uphill battle for Derek Mason and Vanderbilt (1:07:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 22 Memphis (05/07)
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David Cobb previews Memphis' chances for another double-digit win season. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. David discusses how Memphis' promotion of Ryan Silverfield helps keep continuity with several starters back and why even though Mike Norvell is gone, AAC title contention is still the expectation. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 23 Washington (05/06)
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David Cobb previews Washington in year one under new head coach Jimmy Lake. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. David discusses high expectations for the Huskies defense and the many questions around whether the offense can get on track fast enough to compete with Oregon in the Pac-12 North. Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 24 Boise State (05/05)
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Ben Kercheval previews Boise State's campaign for another MW title. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with the authors of the team previews. Ben points to one particular stretch of games that will define the Broncos' status as a New Years Six contender and highlights key offensive players to watch in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Hurry-Up Hot Seat: No. 25 UCF (05/04)
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Tom Fornelli previews the outlook for the Knights in 2020. Counting down the top 25 teams in the CBS Sports 2020 preseason rankings with insight from the authors of those team profiles. Fornelli, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss what's ahead for a UCF team that has given up some dominance in its own division and looks to return to New Year's Six contention in 2020. 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Spring Gleaning: Big Ten West (05/04)
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Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa battle for supremacy in the Big Ten's more unpredictable division. First, whether Paul Chryst gets rightly rated for his impressive run of success with the Badgers (5:00), why Minnesota is not a one-season wonder (17:45) and how Iowa could play a role in the Big Ten title race even if it misses the championship game (26:45). Then, small margins for Illinois (36:00), high grades for individual talent at Purdue (43:30), still waiting on that Nebraska breakthrough (50:15) and why Northwestern's track record suggests they won't be in last place for long (57:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Way-Too-Early 2021 NFL Draft Lookahead: Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields? (Pick Six NFL Podcast Crossover) (5/1)
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It's officially May, but it's never too early to take a look at next year's draft class. On this Cover 3-Pick Six crossover podcast, we take a look at the 2021 NFL Draft and the prospects we'll be watching all year (3:30). How close is Justin Fields to Trevor Lawrence for the claim as the nation's best QB? The top two quarterbacks are pretty evident at this point but names like Jamie Newman, Brock Purdy and Trey Lance are all ones to monitor (20:20). Could next year's receiving class match 2020's (29:15)? With names like J'Marr Chase, Justyn Ross and Devonta Smith, 2021 might just have a chance. We know all about Clemson's Travis Etienne but a few other running backs could creep into the first round conversation as well (36:30). And finally, why we should all take notice of Penei Sewell out at Oregon (41:45). For top notch NFL coverage, make sure to download and subscribe to the 'Pick Six NFL' podcast. They're daily (Monday-Friday) all-year round! 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Spring Gleaning: Big Ten East (04/30)
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What to expect from Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and the rest of the division. First, takeaways from the NCAA's announcements regarding Name, Image and Likeness rules for 2021-22 (4:00) and then the team-by-team breakdowns get started with the most star-studded Big Ten roster in Ohio State (16:15). Then it's on to Penn State's efforts to close the gap with the Buckeyes (28:20), a reloading effort at Michigan (41:15), why Indiana's 2019 season was a breakthrough to believe in for Tom Allen (48:00), Mel Tucker's uphill battle in year one at Michigan State (53:15) and updates on the latest from Maryland and Rutgers (56:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
NFL Draft Recap: Cover 3 Live on CBS Sports HQ (04/27)
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Barton, Tom and Chip recap the NFL Draft on CBS Sports HQ. First, setting the expectation for the 2020 class of quarterbacks (1:15) and then a roundtable approach to sleepers and surprises from the entire weekend (18:20). Then it's on to highlights from the LSU and Alabama classes and a closer look at Michigan and Georgia's groups compared to their college performance (32:45). Plus, a quick look ahead to 2021 (45.00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
🚨2020 NFL Draft Reaction: Tua Tagovailoa selected #5 overall by Miami Dolphins (Pick Six NFL Podcast Crossover)
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It's a draft emergency! After months of speculation, Tua Tagovailoa ends up a Dolphin, just like we all initially believed. Chip Patterson is joined by Will Brinson of the Pick Six NFL podcast to break down Miami taking Tua. The guys also chat about the Chargers taking Justin Herbert with the very next pick.  'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @WillBrinson For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Dark Horse Candidates for 2020 (04/23)
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Off the radar teams to watch, impact freshman and more. First, the many factors going into Clemson losing the commitment of No. 1 overall player Korey Foreman (4:30) and then Tom explains his choices of Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and other dark horse teams for 2020 (12:45). Barton counters with buy/sell rundown of teams on the rise (24:00) and then identifies some true freshman that will be having an instant impact when they get to campus (42:20). Plus, the mailbag discusses what teams, with Trevor Lawrence added, would rise to become playoff and title contenders (57:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
NFL Draft Preview (04/20)
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What NFL teams will get wrong and sleeper prospects from the college ranks. First, Barton, Tom and Chip discuss their expectations for the virtual draft (4:00) and then get into the player rankings with a deep dive on the quarterbacks starting with Tua (11:20) and wrapping with a comparison for Jalen Hurts (22:30). Then, it's on to shaking out one of the deepest wide receiver groups in years (27:00) and naming our favorite prospects that are currently getting overlooked by the consensus mock draft community (39:00). Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
JT Daniels in the transfer portal, Spring Gleaning: ACC Coastal (04/16)
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USC's QBs, what needs to happen for CFB to start and the ACC Coastal in 2020. First, breaking news with USC quarterback JT Daniels entering the transfer portal (2:00) and then the takeaway from this week's call between the conference commissioners and the Vice President (19:30). Then it's on to the ACC Coastal with breakdowns for Virginia (24:15), Virginia Tech (29:00), Miami (38:30), Pittsburgh (46:00), North Carolina (55:30), Duke (1:06:15) and Georgia Tech (1:11:50). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Welcome to the 'Cover 3 College Football' Podcast
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The 'Cover 3 College Football' Podcast is the perfect call for any die-hard fan. Join hosts Chip Patterson, Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Bud Elliott as they take you from National Signing Day to the national championship with in-depth analysis from some of the biggest names in the sport. Cover 3 offers insider insight on the hottest topics in college football, tells you who is creating a buzz and previews each weekend with against-the-spread locks. From coaching searches to quarterback battles and everything in between, Cover 3 has it locked down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
Spring Gleaning: ACC Atlantic (04/13)
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Can anyone catch Clemson? Breaking down what to expect from the entire division in 2020. Conversation topics include some nitpicking for a Tigers team that should win the ACC again (6:00), whether Scott Satterfield can match last season's impressive debut (17:00) and whether Wake Forest has been built up enough to maintain success in a reloading year (24:00). Plus, expectations for Mike Norvell in year one with Florida State (32:26), Jeff Hafley inheriting a solid defense at Boston College (41:00) and pressure to succeed in 2020 for Dino Babers at Syracuse (47:00) and Dave Doeren at NC State (55:30). 'Cover 3' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
Mike Gundy's plan, Spring Gleaning: Big 12 Pt. 2 (04/09)