Cover 3 College Football Podcast

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

Cover 3 College Football Podcast

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

Most Recent Episode

  • Upon Further Review: Texas Tech fires Matt Wells, Oklahoma sliding in the rankings, more (10/25)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses the coaching carousel and Week 8 takeaways. First, addressing the breaking news of the day as Texas Tech will be in the market for a new coach after parting ways with Matt Wells (1:00) and more coaching carousel thoughts that include Justin Fuente's future at Virginia Tech (14:36). Then its on to AP vs. Coaches with a spotlight on Auburn (24:00), Oklahoma (26:30), Pitt (32:30) and Baylor (39:30). Finally, Upon Further Review spotlights poor coaching in crunch time at Colorado State (42:50), taunting rules (46:07), Oregon State's shot at a Pac-12 title (48:20) and whether Clemson has a quarterback controversy (52:20).


    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/

Episodes of This Show

  • Week 8 Instant Reaction: NINE overtimes in Penn state’s upset loss, top teams struggle in wins, more (10/24)

    The Cover 3 crew recaps the changes in the rankings after Week 8 results in college football. Topics include Illinois' historic nine overtime win against Penn State (2:30), Alabama's slow start against Tennessee (12:35), Ohio State cruising (20:45), Oklahoma's scare at Kansas (29:01), Pitt's win against Clemson and Wake Forest's 70-burger at Army (40:39), Cincinnati's struggles against Navy (49:18), shout-outs for Ole Miss, Northern Illinois, Oregon and UTSA (50:38) plus much more from our observations of a crazy week in college football.


    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/

  • College football betting picks: Best bets for Ole Miss-LSU, Notre Dame-USC and more Week 8 LOCKS (10/21)

    The Cover 3 crew shares their locks for Week 8 in college football. After a quick recap of last week’s action (1:00), the show gets rolling with early bird picks for the weeknight action on Thursday (7:34) and Friday (9:37). Then, game previews and picks for Saturday include Ole Miss-LSU (11:08), Oklahoma State-Iowa State (16:35), Notre Dame-USC (20:00), Maryland-Minnesota (25:30), Pitt-Clemson (26:48), Wake Forest-Army (30:43), Colorado-Cal (34:38), Air Force-San Diego State (43:00), UCLA-Oregon (45:06), Oklahoma-Kansas (47:21), Michigan-Northwestern (49:51), Alabama-Tennessee (51:00), Virginia Tech-Syracuse (53:30), Florida State-UMass (55:30), Cincinnati-Navy (59:37) and the underdogs to pick straight up in MoneyLine Sprinkles (1:04:10).



    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/

  • Mailbag! Candidates for Washington State, potential James Franklin replacements at Penn State, more (10/20)

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on the coaching carousel. First, with some Wednesday #FunBelt action coming up the show starts with a preview and picks for Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State (2:15) before updating the latest on Washington State’s decision to fire Nick Rolovich (11:20) and the American Athletic Conference expanding with schools from Conference USA (23:50). Then it’s on to the Big Ol Bag of Mail, with questions about potential replacements for James Franklin at Penn State if he were to leave (31:15), whether Purdue’s defense is underrated (39:30) and the prospects of a Heisman Trophy for defensive players (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/

  • Upon Further Review: LSU candidates, who deserves the No. 2 rankings? (10/18)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses the LSU job opening, college football rankings and more. First, advancing the discussion of LSU’s agreement to split with Ed Orgeron after the season with an eye on candidates for the job and a potential timeline for the decision (1:20). Then the rankings review of AP vs. Coaches takes a look at the battle for No. 2 between Cincinnati and Oklahoma (23:56), Coastal Carolina (27:53), SMU (34:18) and Auburn (39:00). Plus, Utah looks like the best team in the Pac-12 (45:04), teams with the best postgame win expectancy numbers (48:00), whether the hottest seat in the SEC is now Dan Mullen’s (50:18) 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/

  • 🚨 Emergency Podcast: LSU, Ed Orgeron agree to part ways after 2021 season (10/17) 🚨

    The Cover 3 crew reacts to the breaking news of LSU and Orgeron’s split. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson react to the news dropping the day after LSU’s win against Florida, look ahead to potential list of candidates that athletic director Scott Woodward might target and compare the LSU job to USC now that both positions are officially open for 2022. 


    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/

  • College football betting picks: Best bets for Georgia-Kentucky, Oklahoma-TCU and more Week 7 LOCKS (10/14)

    The Cover 3 crew shares their locks for Week 7 in college football. After a quick review of last week’s results (1:00) the picks get rolling with plays from Thursday and Fright night including thoughts on Clemson’s return to action at Syracuse (7:54). Then it’s on to Saturday’s headliners with game breakdowns, previews and picks for Auburn-Arkansas (14:54), Georgia-Kentucky (17:22) and TCU-Oklahoma (21:03). Other best bets for Week 7 include Texas-Oklahoma State (29:59), Iowa-Purdue (39:17), Ole Miss-Tennessee (42:00), Northwestern-Rutgers (47:02), Florida-LSU (50:00), Alabama-Mississippi State (51:50), Wisconsin-Army (54:15), Baylor-BYU (56:30), Arizona State-Utah (58:14), NC State-Boston College (59:40), North Carolina-Miami (1:01:20), South Carolina-Vanderbilt (1:03:30), Michigan State-Indiana (1:06:08) and the underdogs to take straight up in MoneyLine Sprinkles (1:09:00). 



    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/

  • Mailbag! The best player at each position, why QB play has regressed, more (10/13)

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on awards, the SEC, Big Ten, Oregon and more. First, a quick recap of Louisiana’s win over Appalachian State in Tuesday night Fun Belt action (1:30) and then it’s on to opening the Big Ol Bag of Mail with some explanations as to why quarterback play has seemingly regressed in 2021 (5:00) and a college basketball-style breakdown of a SEC West-Big Ten East division challenge (17:00). Next, a detailed breakdown of the frontrunners for the individual awards in college football by naming the best players at each position (26:00) and a question regarding Mario Cristobal’s fit and future with Oregon (51:35). 


    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/

  • Upon Further Review: Jimbo vs. Saban, rankings bias, College Football Playoff outlook, more (10/11)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses Alabama, Georgia, Iowa and more takeaways from the weekend. First, updating our Instant Reaction takes from Alabama and Texas A&M with further notes on how Jimbo Fisher fared compared to his former boss Nick Saban (4:30). Then it’s on to looking at the rankings, with thoughts on Alabama (17:31), Arkansas (20:05), Arizona State and Notre Dame (23:17), Coastal Carolina (27:00), Florida and Kentucky (31:05). Plus, what conference has the best chance to get two teams in the College Football Playoff (37:56), how Georgia might handle its quarterback situation moving forward (45:30) and why to buy stock in Utah still being in the Pac-12 title race (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/

  • Week 6 Instant Reaction: Alabama falls, Oklahoma’s epic comeback vs. Texas, Iowa’s top-five win and more (10/10)

    The Cover 3 crew recaps the biggest results in college football. The SEC on CBS doubleheader delivered in primetime with Alabama losing on the road at Texas A&M after Georgia made its case for No. 1 on the field in a win at Auburn, and the Tide’s defeat kicks off the conversation of the biggest results in Week 6 (2:00). Then, after hitting on Kentucky’s win against LSU (16:00) the attention pivots to Oklahoma’s epic comeback win against Texas in Dallas (21:00) and resetting the Heisman Trophy conversation (30:00). Plus, Iowa’s clear path to the Big Ten Championship Game after beating Penn State and more fallout from Saturday’s top-five clash in the Big Ten (40:00), some late-game thrillers in the ACC with Wake Forest over Syracuse and Notre Dame over Virginia Tech (48:00), Michigan outlasting Nebraska on the road in Lincoln (55:45) and much more from Saturday’s action in college football. 



    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/

  • College football betting picks: Best bets for Iowa-Penn State, Oklahoma-Texas and more Week 6 LOCKS (10/07)

    The Cover 3 crew shares their locks for Week 6 in college football. After a review of last week’s results. (1:30) the picks get rolling with selections from the Thursday and Friday night slates (7:46). Then, game breakdowns, picks and previews for Saturday include Oklahoma-Texas (14:00), Georgia-Auburn (19:50), Iowa-Penn State (23:30), Alabama-Texas A&M (27:15), Nebraska-Michigan (39:00), Bowling Green-Akron (44:00), Louisville-Virginia (47:00), Ole Miss-Arkansas (49:00), Western Kentucky-UTSA (54:00), San Jose State-Colorado State (1:01:30) and many more. Plus, the underdogs to take straight up in MoneyLine Sprinkles (1:08:00). 


    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/

  • Potential conference championship and College Football Playoff path for top contenders (10/06)

    The Cover 3 crew updates 2021 fantasy league standings and re-grades the preseason draft. With five weeks in the books on the 2021 college football season, it’s time to review the 10-team squads assembled in the Cover 3 Fantasy Draft before the year. With bonus points awarded at the end of the year for making a bowl, winning a conference, making the College Football Playoff and more, the draft is reviewed with an eye on the future and teams most likely to cash in on those bonuses. The conversation starts with a show bet on whether both Alabama and Georgia will finish the year in the SEC Championship Game a combined 24-0 (3:30) before moving to the opposite end of the spectrum, with Clemson and Wisconsin falling short of expectations that had them both picked in the first two rounds (13:00). Then, judging Oregon’s playoff chances given its great win and one loss through five weeks (28:35), whether Ohio State or Georgia is more likely to win the national championship (37:20), what it would take for Cincinnati to make the playoff and much more (43:15). 


    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/

  • Upon Further Review: Ranking Kentucky, Arkansas and Arizona State, Coaches Under Pressure, more (10/04)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses the new AP poll, coaches on the hot seat and more. First, looking at how the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll differentiate on the rankings of Kentucky, Arkansas and Arizona State (3:30). Then, Upon Further Review looks back at some games and results that went under the radar on Saturday, including Spencer Rattler’s performance in leading Oklahoma to a win over Kansas State (22:00). Finally, Ed Orgeron, Manny Diaz and Justin Fuente are among the coaches under pressure with key games ahead in the month of October (40:10). 


    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/

  • Week 5 Instant Reaction: Alabama or Georgia for No. 1, Oregon and Florida lose, Cincinnati playoff worthy? (10/03)

    The Cover 3 crew has a recap for all the biggest games in college football. First, after both teams notched dominant wins against top-12 SEC foes the group debates Alabama vs. Georgia as the best team in the country (1:00) and where Florida sits in comparison to the league’s top tier after losing at Kentucky (9:38). Then, looking at the fallout from Cincinnati’s win at Notre Dame from the Bearcats’ perspective and their playoff hopes (15:34), the many factors going into Oregon’s loss at Stanford (24:22), an impressive win for Tennessee (34:00) and reassessing the SEC West after Texas A&M’s home loss to Mississippi State (38:00). Plus, Iowa showed out on Friday night ahead of a huge meeting with Penn State (46:31), live reaction to Bo Nix leading Auburn to a win against LSU in Baton Rouge (47:29), what went wrong for Miami on Thursday night (49:40) and much more from Week 5. 


    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/

  • College football betting picks: Alabama-Ole Miss, UGA-Arkansas, Cincinnati-Notre Dame and more Week 5 locks (09/30)

    The Cover 3 crew offers best bets for Week 5 in college football. After a quick recap of last week (1:00) and thoughts on the Thursday and Friday night action (8:00), the game breakdowns and picks for Saturday start with Georgia hosting Arkansas (16:40) and Cincinnati traveling to Notre Dame (20:40). Then, several different ways to play the SEC on CBS Game of the Week between Alabama and Ole Miss (25:20), the best angles for Florida-Kentucky and Clemson-Boston College (31:00), Oregon-Stanford (35:40), Wisconsin-Michigan (42:35) and UCLA-Arizona State (49:00). Plus, picks for Auburn-LSU (54:15), Oklahoma-Kansas State (57:35), Oklahoma State-Baylor (59:20), Washington-Oregon State (1:02:50), Pitt-Georgia Tech (1:04:02), Ohio State-Rutgers (1:07:21) and underdogs to take straight up in the MoneyLine Sprinkles for Week 5 (1:16:21). 


    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/

  • September Superlatives! Awards for Team, Player, Coach and Game of the Month (09/29)

    The Cover 3 Podcast highlights the best of college football in September. First, deciding a winner between Arkansas and Penn State as team of the month after both have logged notable ranked wins (2:00) then turning the attention to individuals where players like Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett, Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral and Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III are in the running for best player (12:50). There’s several great nominations of note for Coach of the Month even beyond the head coaches of September’s best teams (27:00) and our rundown of the best games finishes with crowning a heroic late night performance with the Game of the Month winner (40:42). 


    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/

  • Upon Further Review: Should Clemson be ranked, strange coaching decisions, more (09/27)

    The Cover 3 crew talks college football headlines including injuries at Clemson. First, addressing the coach firing over the weekend as Georgia Southern decided to move on from Chad Lunsford (1:50) and updating the status of two major injuries at Clemson before getting into the latest AP poll with the debate of whether the Tigers should be ranked in the top 25 (10:22). Then, playing “Penn State or Oklahoma” (30:15) and dissecting some curious coaching decisions at WKU, Colorado and Illinois (35:15). Plus, Shawn Elliott takes on SEC officials (34:48), who’s to blame for Auburn’s offensive struggles (47:30) 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/

  • Week 4 College Football Recap: Clemson loss, Arkansas topples Texas A&M, North Carolina upset, Top 25 rankings, and more! (9/26)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to get you caught up on all the action from Week 4 of the college football season. Oklahoma survives a scare at home against West Virginia. YESSIR! Arkansas shows it's forreal in win against Texas A&M. Is it time to believe in the Georgia Bulldogs? What to make of the Notre Dame win over Wisconsin. Let's evaluate all of the Big 12 and the Big Ten West. THE DINO DROP! You can catch all that and more!

  • College football betting picks: Wisconsin-Notre Dame, Texas A&M-Arkansas and more Week 4 Locks (09/23)

    The Cover 3 crew offers best bets for Week 4 in college football. After getting started with plays from the Thursday and Friday slate (8:00) the debates begin with two of the biggest games of the weekend as Wisconsin and Notre Dame face off in Chicago (11:15) and Texas A&M battles Arkansas in Dallas for the SEC on CBS Game of the Week (15:10). Then, game breakdowns and picks for Week 4 include Clemson-NC State (20:52), Oklahoma-West Virginia (25:20), Boise State-Utah State (28:13), Stanford-UCLA (30:40), Texas-Texas Tech (38:40), Florida-Tennessee (44:10), Washington-Cal (52:25), North Carolina-Georgia Tech (56:30), Michigan State-Nebraska (1:01:47), Iowa State-Baylor (1:04:55), the underdogs to take straight up in Moneyline Sprinkles (1:13:40) and many, many more picks from Saturday’s slate. 


    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/

  • Mailbag! How coaches handle job rumors, USC’s QB battle, more (09/22)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses QB injuries at USC and Ohio State and the coaching carousel. First, reaction to the news that Mr. 15-for-15 in the spring game Charlie Brewer is leaving Utah after three games (1:15), the latest on USC’s QB competition between Kedon Slovis and Jaxson Dart (7:50) and how Ryan Day might handle his quarterbacks with the heavily-favored Buckeyes hosting Akron in Week 4 (14:45). Then it’s on to the Big Ol Bag of Mail with not one but two questions about Purdue and Nebraska (31:30), the ways coaches handle midseason job rumors with an opening like USC (38:00) and which top team has the best chance to fix its flaws before the College Football Playoff (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/

  • Upon Further Review: Can Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma get right? (09/20)

    The Cover 3 crew hits the biggest headlines and storylines in college football. First, with Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropping in the polls after wins, which of these College Football Playoff powers is most likely to turn things around and finish the year in line with preseason expectations (1:30)? Then, the short list of national championship contenders outside the usual suspects (17:00), an update on the latest with Florida State (27:53), a QB change at USC (35:00), tackling issues in the state of Florida (42:49), the legend that is Fresno State QB Jake Haener (43:57), playoff cases for BYU and Cincinnati (46:00) 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/

  • Week 3 Instant Reaction: Who is good? Alabama, Oklahoma, Clemson survive tests while Penn State shines (09/19)

    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/

  • College football betting picks: Alabama-Florida, Penn State-Auburn and more Week 3 Locks (09/16)

    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

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  • What we got right and wrong about Ohio State, Auburn, Iowa State and more (09/15)

    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).


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  • 🚨 BREAKING NEWS: USC fires Clay Helton (9/13)

    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.

  • Upon Further Review: AP vs. Coaches Top 25, Week 3 storylines, more (09/13)

    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. 



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  • Week 2 Instant Reaction: Texas isn’t back, Oregon upsets Ohio State, QB injuries, more (09/12)

    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. 


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  • 🚨BREAKING NEWS: Big 12 announces expansion: BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Houston (9/10)

    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.


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  • College football betting picks: Week 2 Locks (09/09)

    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. 


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  • Mailbag! Top 5 SEC quarterbacks, ways to fix targeting, more (09/08)

    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). 


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  • Notre Dame-Florida State takeaways, ACC's tough Week 1, should Big 12 add even more teams? (09/06)

    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).


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  • Week 1 Instant Reaction: Alabama shines, Georgia tops Clemson, upsets galore (09/05)

    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. 


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  • College football betting picks: Week 1 Locks (09/02)

    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).



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  • Teams with most to gain -- or lose -- in Week 1, CFP and title picks (09/01)

    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). 


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  • QB battle updates from Texas, Oregon and more Monday takeaways (08/30)

    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). 

     


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  • Week 0 Instant Reaction: Scott Frost hot seat, UCLA impresses and more (08/28)

    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. 

     


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  • College football betting picks: Week 0 Locks (08/26)

    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). 


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  • 2021 Cover 3 Fantasy Draft (08/25)

    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).


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  • Week Zero Storylines, impact of the ACC-B1G-Pac-12 alliance (08/23)

    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). 


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  • 2021 Win Totals Locks: College Football Picks and Predictions (08/19)

    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). 

     


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  • 2021 College Football Win Totals: SEC West (08/18)

    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). 

     


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  • Camp Buzz: Notre Dame, Oregon, LSU, Alabama, more (08/17)

    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. 


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  • 2021 College Football Win Totals: SEC East (08/16)

    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). 

     

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  • 2021 College Football Win Totals: Notre Dame, BYU, Cincinnati, UCF and more (08/13)

    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).  


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  • 2021 College Football Win Totals: Big Ten West (08/11)

    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). 


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  • CBS Sports Presents - The 'Fantasy Football Today DFS' Podcast

    *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.

  • 2021 College Football Win Totals: Big Ten East (08/10)

    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).


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  • Remembering Bobby Bowden: His legacy, untold stories from Florida State and more (08/09)

    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.


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  • Mailbag! How does Quinn Ewers’ early arrival impact Ohio State’s QB future? (08/06)

    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). 


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  • 2021 College Football Win Totals: Big 12 (08/04)

    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. 

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  • 2021 College Football Win Totals: Pac-12 South (08/02)

    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. 

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  • 2021 College Football Win Totals: Pac-12 North (07/30)

    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. 

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  • Conference realignment update: The Big 12 strikes back (07/29)

    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. 

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  • 2021 College Football Win Totals: ACC Atlantic (07/28)

    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. 

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  • 🚨 Conference realignment update: Texas, Oklahoma eye 2025 move from Big 12 to SEC (07/27) 🚨

    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. 

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  • 2021 College Football Win Totals Predictions: ACC Coastal (07/26)

    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. 

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  • 🚨TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA ARE REALLY GOING TO LEAVE THE BIG 12!!! FOR THE SEC!?! (7/23)

    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.

  • 🚨 Conference realignment: Texas, Oklahoma reportedly eyeing Big 12 split, will SEC say yes? (07/22) 🚨

    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. 

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  • Nick Saban’s ‘seven-figure’ NIL guess for Bryce Young, ACC’s new boss, more (07/21)

    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. 

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  • Underrated 2021 storylines: Penn State’s bounce back, Year 2 coaches and more (07/19)

    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. 

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