Podcast: Dennis Dodd on Mariota vs. Manziel, Art Briles and FSU-Clemson

Marcus Mariota delivered a Heisman-worthy performance at Washington. (USATSI)
Marcus Mariota delivered a Heisman-worthy performance at Washington. (USATSI)

The Doddcast is back with a special midseason report; previewing some of the accolades coming in Tuesday's CBSSports.com Midseason Awards. Dennis and I discuss the narrowing Heisman Trophy race between Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (we call them "1 and 1A"), his pick for Coach of the Year at this point in the season, and what we can expect from undefeated Missouri without starting quarterback James Franklin.

Dennis also likes Clemson in the ACC's Top 5 showdown between the Tigers and No. 5 Florida State , citing Howard's Rock and the Death Valley crowd as the intangible to tip the scale between two BCS title contenders.

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Previously on the podcast: Week 7 Rewind: What's next for Georgia and Stanford?

Up next: Midseason Awards Debate w/ Tom Fornelli and Jerry Hinnen (Live on CBSSports.com late Tuesday, subscribe to get it early)

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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