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

  • 🚨 College Football Playoff Rankings Instant Reaction: What does Ohio State need? (12/1) 🚨

    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/

Episodes of This Show

  • Vanderbilt candidates, Big Ten's playoff hopes, more (College Football 11/30)

    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/

  • College football recap: Week 13 Instant Reaction to Michigan, Alabama and more (11/29)

    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/

  • College football picks, best bets: Week 13 Locks (11/25)

    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/

  • 🚨 College Football Playoff Rankings Reaction (11/24) 🚨

    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/

  • Should BYU want to play Washington? (College Football 11/23)

    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/

  • Week 12 Instant Reaction: Buckeyes survive, JT Daniels' debut, can Oklahoma make the playoff? (College Football 11/22)

    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/

  • College football picks, best bets: Week 12 Locks (11/19)

    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/

  • Mailbag: What Jim Harbaugh can learn from Brian Kelly (College Football 11/18)

    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/

  • Why South Carolina might not be where Hugh Freeze lands, LSU allegations, MACtion Locks (College Football 11/16)

    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/

  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Will Muschamp OUT at South Carolina (College Football 11/15) 🚨

    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/

  • Week 11 Instant Reaction: Trouble at Michigan and Penn State (College Football 11/15)

    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/

  • College football picks, best bets: Week 11 Locks (11/12)

    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/

  • Mailbag: Would we fire Jim Harbaugh? (College Football 11/11)

    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/

  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Alabama-LSU, Texas A&M-Tennessee postponed (College Football 11/10) 🚨

    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.

  • Penn State's struggles, MAC Locks, more (College Football 11/09)

    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/

  • Week 10 Instant Reaction: Notre Dame, Florida notch top-10 upsets (College Football 11/08)

    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/

  • College Football Picks, Best Bets: Week 10 Locks (11/05)

    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/

  • Pac-12 South Win Totals (College Football 11/04)

    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/

  • Pac-12 North Win Totals (College Football 11/03)

    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/

  • Georgia's injuries, midseason opt outs, who's No. 1? (College Football 11/02)

    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/

  • Week 9 Instant Reaction: Clemson's scare, Michigan falls short while Ohio State rolls (College Football 11/01)

    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/

  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence OUT after COVID-19 diagnosis 🚨

    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/

  • College football picks, best bets: Week 9 Locks (10/29)

    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/

  • Mailbag: Wisconsin shuts down, the divide in CFB, best WRs in the country (College Football 10/28)

    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/

  • Wisconsin QB news, Florida's back on the field, early betting lines takeaways (College Football 10/26)

    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/

  • Week 8 Instant Reaction: Ohio State, Michigan impress as B1G makes it debut (College Football 10/25)

    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/

  • College football picks, best bets: Week 8 Locks (10/22)

    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/

  • Big Ten East Win Totals (College Football 10/21)

    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/

  • Big Ten West Win Totals (College Football 10/20)

    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/

  • Tennessee coaching shake-up, Week 8 line movement, more (College Football 10/19)

    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/

  • Week 7 recap: Where Alabama is better, what's wrong with Auburn and more (10/18)

    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/

  • College football picks: Week 7 Locks (10/15)

    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/

  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19 (10/14) 🚨

    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.

  • CBS Sports Presents: ¡Qué Golazo! A Daily CBS Soccer Podcast

    '¡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.

  • Alabama vs. Georgia Mega-Preview: Keys to Game, Matchups to Watch (10/14)

    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/

  • Reckless Texas rumors, LSU's struggles, top-10 team on upset alert (10/12)

    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/

  • Week 6 Instant Reaction: OU-Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and more (10/11)

    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/

  • College football picks, best bets: Week 6 Locks (10/08)

    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/

  • How Clemson will defend Miami, Tom Herman hot seat talk, more (10/07)

    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/

  • Who's winning the Big 12? (10/05)

    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/

  • Week 5 Instant Reaction (10/04)

    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/

  • Week 5 Locks (10/01)

    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/

  • Insider's look at Georgia's QB battle (09/30)

    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/

  • Best first impressions from the weekend (09/28)

    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/

  • Week 4 Instant Reaction (09/27)

    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/

  • 🚨 Pac-12 announces fall 2020 start date (09/24) 🚨

    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/

  • Week 4 Locks (09/24)

    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/

  • Cover 3 Live on CBS Sports HQ (09/22)

    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/

  • Coach Deion, SEC lookahead, what we learned in Week 3 (09/21)

    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/

  • Week 3 Instant Reaction (09/20)

    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/

  • Week 3 Locks (09/17)

    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/

  • CBS Sports Presents: 'All Things Covered with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden'

    '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!

  • 🚨 Big Ten Football is Back for 2020 (09/16) 🚨

    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/

  • Talkin' Bout the Noles (09/14)

    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/

  • Week 2 Instant Reaction (09/13)

    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/

  • Week 2 Locks (09/10)

    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/

  • Who's starting, who's not, what it means (09/09)

    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).

  • Week 2 storylines, games to watch (09/07)

    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/

  • Week 1 Instant Reaction (09/06)

    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. 


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