Cover 3 College Football Podcast

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

Cover 3 College Football Podcast

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

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Episodes of This Show

  • How would an SEC-only playoff impact the rest of college football? (05/25)

    The Cover 3 crew talks Arch Manning and the SEC’s future with Texas and Oklahoma. First, with the news that blue chip quarterback Eli Holstein has committed to Alabama, does that mean that the Crimson Tide are out of the running for Arch Manning (1:15)? That, plus some suggestions regarding where Manning might be looking as the quarterback dominos continue to fall on the recruiting trail. Then it’s on to the future of the SEC, which takes center stage during the league’s spring meetings at the end of the month (17:00). What will the league schedule look like with Texas and Oklahoma in the conference, and what is the potential of the conference holding an SEC-only playoff (33:19)? 


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    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/

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  • Bud's Summer School: LSU and Tennessee!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Matt Brune (LSU) and Patrick Brown (Tennessee) join the show!

  • More Saban-Jimbo fallout, 2022 CBS Sports Coach Rankings breakdown (05/23)

    The Cover 3 crew debates where Power Five coaches landed on the 2022 rankings list. First, the latest from over the weekend from Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher’s war of words, including a reprimand for both coaches from the SEC (3:40) and thoughts on both coaches’ motivations and approach to the public spat (8:15). Then it’s on to debating the 2022 CBS Sports Power Five Coach Rankings, from how the top coaches stack up against each other (27:00) to the biggest risers and fallers from the 2021 list (38:00) and much more. 


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    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/

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  • Bud's Summer School: Mississippi State and Ole Miss

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Robbie Faulk (Mississippi State) and David Johnson (Ole Miss) join the show!

  • Bud's Summer School: All things Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Tim Prister (Notre Dame) joins the show!

  • Reaction to Nick Saban's bombshell comments and Jimbo Fisher's press conference! | Cover 3 College Football

    Cover 3's Bud Elliott talks Nick Saban, NIL and what the future is for the greatest head coach ever!

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    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/

  • Bud's Summer School: Iowa, Illinois, Iowa State, and Michigan State

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today David Eickholt (Iowa), Jeremy Werner (Illinois), Nick Osen (Iowa State), and Stephen Brooks (Michigan State) join the show!

  • When is the perfect kickoff time? What will CFB pod systems look like? | Cover 3 College Football

    Cover 3's Bud Elliott and Danny Kanell talk Fox bumbling the kickoff time for Alabama and Texas on September 10. Then they move on to when is the perfect kickoff time for a college football game. Finally, with the ACC eliminating conference divisions in 2023, they discuss what pods will look like for other conferences.

    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/

  • Bud's Summer School: Oregon and Oregon State

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Matt Prehm (Oregon) and Carter Bahns (Oregon State) join the show!

  • Bud's Summer School: All things Texas Longhorns

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Chip Brown (Texas) joins the show!

  • Bud's Summer School: Virginia Tech, Duke, Wake Forest, Virginia

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Doug Bowman (Virginia Tech), Adam Rowe (Duke), Les Johns (Wake Forest), and Jacquie Franciulli (Virginia) the show!

  • Bud's Summer School: UCLA, Utah, Colorado

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today David Woods (UCLA), Steve Bartle (Utah), and Adam Munsterteiger (Colorado) the show!

  • Bud's Summer School: Kentucky, South Alabama, and South Carolina

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Aaron Gershon (Kentucky), Doug Konkel (South Alabama), and Hale McGranahan (South Carolina)

    join the show!

  • Bud's Summer School: Arkansas, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas State

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Trey Biddy (Arkansas), Robbie Weinstein (Vanderbilt), and Jeff Reed (Arkansas State) join the show!


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  • Bud's Summer School: All things Georgia!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Rusty Mansell joins the show!


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  • Bud's Summer School: Oklahoma State, Baylor, WVU!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Cody Nagel (Oklahoma State), Garrett Ross (Baylor, and Chris Anderson (WVU) join the show!


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  • Bud's Summer School: Miami, Florida, UCF, and Florida State!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today David Lake (Miami), Jacob Rudner (Florida), Brendan Sonnone (FSU), and UCF join the show!


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  • Talking all things Transfer Portal with 247Sports's Chris Hummer! | Cover 3 College Football

    The Cover 3 crew are joined by 247Sports's Chris Hummer and Jordan Mayton to talk all things transfer portal!

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    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/

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  • NCAA vs Boosters! Texas outbid! Will Levis a top five pick? | Cover 3 College Football

    Cover 3's Bud Elliott and Tom Fornelli talk NCAA and Boosters and the war that will ensue. Next, they hit on transfer windows in college football and what the ramifications can be. Finally, which JAG+ quarterback will be the next Kenny Pickett by playing themselves into being a first rounder?

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    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

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  • Bud's Summer School: All things Alabama

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Travis Reier joins the show!


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  • Bud's Summer School: All things USC

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Ryan Abraham joins the show!


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  • Is College Football on the cusp of pay-for-play? NFL Draft recap! | Cover 3 College Football

    Cover 3's Tom Fornelli & Danny Kanell discuss Jordan Addison's choice to leave Pitt for the transfer portal and the timing of the decision. Plus, Georgia crushed the NFL draft. Why are some P5 teams struggling with draft production?

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    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/

  • Bud's Summer School: Stanford and Clemson with 247Sports insiders!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Jackson Moore (Stanford), Anna Hickey (Clemson) join the show!


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  • Mailbag: Next NCAA president; College football RedZone; Will Deion Sanders ever coach Florida State? Best advice to get a job at 247Sports or CBS Sports

    Welcome back to the Cover 3 podcast! We’ve got a packed show for ya’ll today. It’s a college football mailbag! (4:44) We start things off with the future of the NCAA. Who is best to be the next president of the NCAA? (8:30) Florida Spring Game talk! You asked questions about spring game scheduling and whether we are joining the Gators hype train yet. (13:55) Will we ever see a college football redzone channel? How would it work? (22:10) Someone asked us about Deion Sanders and his future. Is it at Florida State? (29:20) Recruiting starting slow. What does that mean? Let’s talk Alabama. (32:35) TV Wars! Let’s talk about the battle for college football TV rights. (38:30) Someone asked what the best advice we can give for someone who wants to work at 247Sports or CBS Sports one day. (43:00) What would a school have to do to get the SMU death penalty? (44:55) Why does Bud not like Sean Clifford?


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  • Which defensive player is going first in the NFL Draft? How many Georgia players are going in the first round?

    Welcome back to the Cover 3 Podcast! With Chip and Danny out, Tom Fornelli and Bud Elliott kicked things off by talk about about Mark Emmert's decision to step down as president of the NCAA (3:00), followed by Bob Stoops comments on Lincoln Riley (9:15) and then finally getting on to the defensive players that will be taken in the NFL Draft! Which edge rusher is going first (14:25)? Is Sauce Gardner or Derek Stingley Jr. the better corner (28:00)? How many Georgia Bulldogs are going in the first round (36:30?

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  • Bud's Summer School: Missouri, Louisville, Arizona with 247Sports insiders!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Mitchell Forde (Missouri), Jody Fleming (Louisville), and Jason Scheer (Arizona) join the show!


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  • Spring Game Recaps; NFL Draft: Offensive Talent Breakdown - Is this a BAD QB class? Do young QBs need a better OL or better WR play?

    Welcome back to the Cover 3 podcast! We’ve got a packed show for ya’ll today. Let’s start things off with a weekend recap. Spring game fever is here! Yay! Texas, USC, LSU, Penn State, and more! (13:20) Transfer deadline is coming up. Are we going to see more players jump this year? Look out for the transfer portal. (19:50) The NFL Draft is this week. We start things off with the QBs! Malik Willis, Kenny Pickett, Matt Corral, Desmon Ridder, Sam Howell, and more! (41:30) Let’s breakdown the WR Class! Is there a Jamar Chase in this class? Drake London? Chris Olave? Garrett Wilson? Jameson Williams? Treylon Burks? (48:35) It’s time to get into the trenches. What does this offensive line class look like? (52:40) Remember when running backs went high in the first round? That was a fun time. Is this class worthy of first round picks?


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  • Bud's Summer School: NC State and North Carolina with 247Sports insiders!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Cory Smith (NC State), Ross Martin (North Carolina) join the show!


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  • Bud's Summer School: Nebraska, Syracuse, and Georgia Tech with 247Sports insiders!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Mike Schaefer (Nebraska), Stephen Bailey (Syracuse), and Bryce Koon (Georgia Tech) join the show!


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  • Bud's Summer School: Texas A&M, ECU, Pitt with 247Sports insiders!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today's show features Brian Perroni (Texas A&M), Stephen Igoe (ECU), and Johnny McGonigal (Pitt).


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  • Bud's Summer School: Michigan, Georgia State, Auburn with 247Sports insiders!

    It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Sam Webb (Michigan), Ben Moore (Georgia State), and Nathan King (Auburn) join the show!


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  • Mailbag! How many good teams can one state hold, USC vs. Oregon, more (04/14)

    The Cover 3 crew answers questions on recruiting, the transfer portal and more. First, catching up on some recruiting news from earlier in the week with Clemson landing a blue chip quarterback for its 2023 class (1:45) and then diving into the Big Ol’ Bag of Mail with a discussion on how many programs can be successful at the same time within one state (4:00). Then it’s on to what Power Five teams have been hurt by the transfer portal (15:00), comparing USC to Oregon over the last 30 years (25:30), who wins in 2019 LSU vs. 2020 Alabama (33:20) and live audience listener questions that hit on Georgia-Oregon’s Week 1 matchup and more! 

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    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/

  • Texas’ family business, JT Daniels to WVU, spring game lookahead (04/13)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses Texas players airing family business, spring games and more. First, after Danny takes us inside the headset for his struggles as a guest coach in the Florida State spring game (1:30) the crew breaks down what’s going on in the locker room at Texas, starting with Moro Ojomo’s criticism of his teammates and Steve Sarkisian’s ensuing decision to shut down his media availability (15:40). On the field, the Longhorns quarterback battle has generated some excitement for the 2022 outlook (30:15). Then, it’s on to previewing what we’re watching in this weekend’s spring game, starting with Georgia’s quarterbacks (34:00) and Ohio State’s defense (41:00). Breaking news disrupts the show with JT Daniels’ commitment to West Virginia (46:50), then it’s back to spring game thoughts for Miami (51:35) and Alabama (55:05). 


    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/

  • Spring takeaways from Clemson and Nebraska, Dabo on NIL, Oregon's recruiting win, more! (04/11)

    The Cover 3 crew recaps spring game action at Clemson, Nebraska, Florida State and more. First, reacting to Dabo Swinney thoughts on NIL, the transfer portal and the future of college athletics (2:00), a big recruiting win for Oregon over USC (18:00), some transfer portal action out of Georgia (22:50) and Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford starting his own NIL agency (26:00). Then it’s on to notes from the spring game including Nebraska’s re-tooled offense (32:30), DJ Uiagalelei heading into summer as Clemson’s starter (36:40) and grading Danny Kanell’s coaching efforts in the Florida State spring game (42:45). 


    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/

  • Future of the Big 12, Penn State's QB outlook, 2021 prospects already making a splash, more! (04/07)

    The Cover 3 crew talks Big 12, Penn State, Class of 2021 recruits and more. First, what’s the future of the Big 12 look like with a new commissioner after Bob Bowlsby announced his plans to step down (3:00) and Danny’s plans as one of the honorary coaches for Florida State’s spring game on Saturday (13:20). Then it’s on to the Big Ole Bag of Mail with a question on how important recruiting is compared to player development for elite programs (23:00). Other questions include Penn State’s outlook at quarterback (27:00), re-grading the 2021 recruiting class player rankings (36:00), more Oklahoma-USC hypotheticals (44:00) and college greats who never made it in the pros (52:00). 


    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/

  • College football recruiting: Arch Manning, the last five-star of 2022 and teams on the rise in 2023 (04/06)

    The Cover 3 crew gets a recruiting update from the experts at 247Sports. Bud Elliott is joined by Cooper Petagna and Andrew Ivins to break down the latest from the recruiting trail in college football. Topics include the latest on Arch Manning (2:10) as well as the rest of the 2023 quarterback class (9:30) before pivoting to some team-specific focuses with the new staffs at Notre Dame (15:25) and USC (19:23). Then it's on to teams on the rise in the 2023 cycle (24:38), the last five-star on the board for 2022 in Josh Conerly (31:20), an update on the 2024 player rankings (35:10) and some questions from the live audience (40:50).


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson@TomFornelli@DannyKanell, @BudElliott3

    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

  • Drafting the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner (04/04)

    The Cover 3 crew previews the 2022 Heisman Trophy race. After discussing the different paths to winning a Heisman Trophy and identifying the qualities to target when picking a winner, the draft begins with a spotlight on the three most-hyped quarterbacks heading into the 2022 season (3:00). The crew discusses how they rank those three against each other, before the draft opens up with a wide receiver and a defensive player taken in the first two rounds (15:00). Later rounds (36:00) include more transfer quarterbacks, the appearance of a couple running backs and Heisman favorite from a year ago searching for a bounce back. 


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson@TomFornelli@DannyKanell, @BudElliott3

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  • 2022 Preseason All-Transfer Team Defense (03/31)

    The Cover 3 crew debates and picks the best transfers at each position. Picking up where last episode left off, the conversation begins with a debate on the best transfers on the edge and interior defensive line (7:00) before pivoting to the linebackers (21:00) and the defensive backfield (31:30), with candidates discussed including plenty of players who have left Oklahoma State and others who are arriving at places like LSU, Arkansas and Ole Miss. Plus, diving into the Big Ole Bag of Mail for rapid fire debates of who will make or return to the College Football Playoff first: Texas or Texas A&M? Notre Dame or LSU? USC or Oklahoma? Ole Miss or Tennessee? (49:00) 


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  • 2022 Preseason All-Transfer Team Offense (03/30)

    The Cover 3 crew debates and votes on the best transfers for 2022. First, with college football news this week including a couple of Power Five contract extensions, a look at how schools handle the financial side of rewarding coaches for successful seasons (1:35). Then it's on to picking the top transfers at each position for the upcoming season, starting with a robust debate between quarterbacks headed to USC, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and more (9:10). From there the offensive depth chart is filled out with top selections at running back (16:50), wide receiver (25:35), tight end (34:33) and both offensive tackles (42:45) and the interior offensive linemen (48:25).


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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  • Dream non-conference matchups for 2022 and beyond (03/28)

    The Cover 3 crew drafts non-conference series we want to see play out on the field. First, with the Final Four set, a discussion on the role of Cinderella in the NCAA Tournament and what we might expect to see with an expanded bracket in the College Football Playoff (2:00). Then, it’s on to the Dream Non-Con Matchup Draft, starting with a very obvious No. 1 overall selection involving the recent moves on the coaching carousel (23:00). After that the picks vary from renewing historic rivalries, aligning iconic brands that don’t play often and much more. Nebraska, Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, Miami, Notre Dame and Texas all make multiple appearances in the four-round draft, which concludes with a pick that brings a recent recruiting rivalry beef to the field to settle the matter. 


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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  • Introducing The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert

    Now you can get the #1 show in late night, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, delivered straight to your ears. Keep up with all the whip-smart writing, hilarious monologues, and revealing conversations with celebrity guests, only on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert. New episodes every weekday.

  • College football results for the 2022 NCAA Tournament, changes to Heisman voting, more! (03/24)

    The Cover 3 crew games out March Madness CFB style and answers other mailbag questions. A listener asked who would win the 2022 NCAA Tournament if the bracket were played out on the football field, so the show begins with a full simulation narrowing the field from 68 to the Final Four and declaring a national champion (1:30). Then, potential impact of moving the Heisman Trophy voting to after the national championship game (32:00), expectations for Pitt in 2022 after an ACC Championship-winning season (40:00) and what it takes to be an elite recruiting program (47:00). 


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3

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    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

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  • Re-grading the 2018-19 coaching carousel: Changes at Ohio State, UNC, Miami and more (03/23)

    The Cover 3 crew reviews the hires of Ryan Day, Mack Brown, Manny Diaz and more. First, a quick spotlight on the recruiting trail with a look at Arch Manning and the quarterback dominos that drive how top programs are recruiting the position (1:44). Then, kicking off our re-grading of the 2018-19 hires with Ohio State and Ryan Day on one end of the spectrum (7:50) and then Miami's hire -- and subsequent firing -- of Manny Diaz on the other (19:00). From there it's on to re-grading the hire of North Carolina's Mack Brown (26:03), Louisville's Scott Satterfield (34:40), Georgia Tech's Geoff Collins (42:25), Liberty's Hugh Freeze (44:26), Texas Tech's hiring and firing of Matt Wells (47:16), West Virginia's Neal Brown (52:15) and many more from the 27 hires that took place in the cycle. 


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

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  • Clemson, Texas, Oregon and more spring practice QB battles to watch (03/21)

    The Cover 3 crew breaks down the top QB battles in spring practice. First, with the news official what are the wide-ranging impacts of Nico Iamaleava’s commitment to Tennessee on the NIL market and the SEC (1:19) as well as an update on the biggest headlines from the transfer portal (15:58) and an NCAA Tournament-inspired debate on College Football Playoff format (20:10). Then it’s on to the quarterback battles in spring practice, with a specific focus on Clemson (27:50), Texas (38:10), Texas A&M (41:20), Oregon (47:14), LSU (53:15), Florida (58:45) and more . 



    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

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  • Introducing 'In Soccer We Trust: A U.S. Soccer Podcast'

    Download and follow the brand new In Soccer We Trust podcast, from CBS Sports, for comprehensive coverage of U.S. Soccer featuring former USMNT players, Jimmy Conrad, Charlie Davies and Heath Pearce! You can find In Soccer We Trust on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever else podcasts are found.

    A CBS Sports podcast celebrating the beautiful game as it pertains to the United States, In Soccer We Trust will cover every corner of the U.S. soccer ecosystem - from grassroots to the senior national teams and everything in between - offering a mix of news, views, interviews, analysis, fan culture and insider expertise! Join former USMNT players Jimmy Conrad, Heath Pearce and Charlie Davies three times every week as they share their stories, opinions, and unflinching passion for the Red, White and Blue!

  • College football after Nick Saban: Impact on Alabama, the SEC and more (03/16)

    The Cover 3 crew talks transfer portal and what’s next if Nick Saban retires. First, taking a look into the transfer portal to discuss the ideal landing spot for JT Daniels and then discussing the different kinds of prospects in the portal ranging from proven production to unproven former blue chips with an eye on former five-star running back Camar Wheaton. Then, discussing the sport after Nick Saban decides to leave, starting with the expectation for how much longer Saban will coach and where Alabama might turn for his replacement. Plus, if Saban leaves, what does that mean for the balance of power in the SEC 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/

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  • NIL collectives creating headlines with big offers, Florida QB battle, more (03/14)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses NIL’s impact on recruiting and more. First, with reports that an NIL collective has set up an $8 million deal for a recruit from the class of 2023, how does that impact the market and our expectations for the future of the NIL era? Then, looking at spring practice opening up at Auburn and Florida and answering listener questions about Minnesota in 2022 and whether the 2019 Clemson Tigers should be included as one of the best teams not to win a national title.  


    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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    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

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  • Impact of Georgia's title win, success rate of home run hires, outlook for BYU in 2022 and more (03/10)

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Georgia, Texas Tech, BYU, Maryland and more. First, with Georgia winning the national championship and the offenses of Michigan and Cincinnati also making the College Football Playoff, is it still a necessity to have an elite quarterback or a dynamic modern offense to win big (4:00)? Then, analyzing the success rate of "home run hires" and assessing Joey McGuire's impact on Texas Tech (20:00), BYU's 2022 outlook with a tough schedule (34:00), whether bowl games should be moved to Labor Day weekend (44:00) and realistic expectations for Maryland football in the Big Ten (52:00).


    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/

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  • Best college football teams NOT to win a national championship (03/09)

    The Cover 3 crew gets historical with a debate of the best teams that didn’t win it all. With 1970 as the cut line and various methods of ranking, the crew each share their individual top 10 teams that didn’t win it all (1:50). Discussions include a focus on 1994 Penn State (7:000, 2005 USC (10:20), 2019 Ohio State (13:20), various Miami teams through the years (16:52), 1983 Nebraska (22:29), 2004 Auburn (26:35), both the 2016 and 2018 Alabama teams (33:20), 2011 LSU and 2011 Oklahoma State (39:30), a handful of Oklahoma teams (42:55), Colt McCoy’s Texas squads (48:25) and many more of the sport’s best teams from the last 50-plus years. 


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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  • Jayden Daniels to LSU, Drafting the next College Football Playoff first-timer (03/07)

    The Cover 3 crew debates teams that will soon break through and make the playoff. First, reacting to the news of Jayden Daniels’ move from Arizona State to LSU (1:36) and the NCAA rule proposals on targeting and faking injuries (13:51). Then it’s on to the second annual edition of the College Football Playoff First-Timers Draft, picking programs that have not made the CFP yet but will soon. The draft with strong debates around USC and Texas A&M but the first round includes a pick from the ACC and a second contender from the Pac-12 (31:40). Other topics of discussion include how long it will take Florida to be a national title contender under Billy Napier (48:00), which of the two Big 12 finalists from 2021 will get to the playoff first (55:30), a couple of New Years Six appearances falling to the fourth round (1:01:40) and then some conference realignment-influenced picks headline the fifth and final round (1:10:20). 



    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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  • Caleb Williams vs. Dillon Gabriel, CFP impact on NCAA Tournament, Georgia’s 2022 outlook (03/03)

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Georgia, Oklahoma, Boise State and more. First, hand size talk has the crew dipping into some early 2022 NFL Draft talk (1:23) before diving into the Big Ole Bag of Mail with a question about the future of the NCAA Tournament and March. Madness (7:45). Then, whether Boise State would be better off in the Mountain West or in a power conference (15:57), a Caleb Williams-Dillon Gabriel debate with a specific focus on Oklahoma (26:40), the future for programs without Texas A&M-sized booster support (39:30) and whether Georgia can make it back to the national title game in 2022 (45:42). 


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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  • Rule changes, playoff expansion, attendance concerns and more with Dennis Dodd (03/02)

    The Cover 3 crew is joined by Dennis Dodd to look at the future of the sport. First, Dennis mentions an upcoming meeting with Brian Kelly and it prompts a discussion around the expectations for his time in Baton Rouge with LSU (2:30). Then it's on to the news of the week with an explanation of potential rules changes that could greatly impact the number of plays in a college football game (8:25). Plus, Dennis weighs in on the future of playoff expansion (21:05), what's behind college football's lowest attendance numbers since 1981 (39:00) and the spring practice storyline that he's most excited to follow in the weeks ahead (55:30).


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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  • Clemson, USC, Penn State and Florida headline bounce back teams to watch in 2022 (02/28)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses teams set for a return to form, Art Briles back in CFB and more. First, reaction to the news that Grambling State head coach Hue Jackson is set to hire Art Briles as his offensive coordinator (1:23) and the NCAA relaxing its testing standards and punishments for marijuana (17:20). Then, a spotlight on Clemson as the Tigers get to start spring practice the week (26:35) and a larger look at teams set for a bounce back year in 2022 that includes USC (39:55), Nebraska (45:43), Penn State (46:50), Boston College (50:21), Florida (52:04), Miami (59:40) 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

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  • BCS vs. CFP, what makes a good game, Bowden’s title count if FSU had the playoff (02/24)

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on the playoff, Notre Dame and more. First, debates as to whether the sport is healthier in the College Football Playoff era than in the BCS (2:00) and the ingredients required for a “good” college football game (15:30). Then it’s on to a look at the highly-anticipated 2022 season opener between Ohio State and Notre Dame (25:30), LSU’s transfer portal haul (33:45) and how many national championships Bobby Bowden and Florida State would have if the four-team playoff was around during the Seminoles’ peak (45:30).  



    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

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  • The future of NIL and paying college football players (02/23)

    The Cover 3 crew talks NIL, paying players and the future of college football. First, analyzing what went wrong with College Football Playoff expansion efforts (1:00) and the latest from Arizona State with its star quarterback entering the transfer portal and an NCAA investigation ongoing (17:30). Then it’s on to the future of player compensation in college football (29:25), with a specific look at the value of the scholarship (40:00), the cost of a recruiting class in the current NIL era (53:00) and whether the NCAA will roll back any of the NIL rules after its review this spring. 


    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson@TomFornelli@DannyKanell, @BudElliott3

    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

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  • Jim Harbaugh’s new contract, Texas and Nebraska’s blue blood status, more! (02/17)

    The Cover 3 crew talks Jim Harbaugh, Nebraska, Texas, Notre Dame and more. First, reacting to Jim Harbaugh’s new contract with Michigan (1:15), Ohio State and other Big Ten schools favoring a nine-game conference schedule (12:58) and the legal battle between Conference USA and the Sun Belt over where Marshall, Southern Miss and ODU will play football in 2022 (18:45). Then it’s on to the Big Ol Bag of Mail, with a debate on the expiration date for blue blood status at Nebraska and Texas (26:00), the College Football Playoff contenders most likely to return after missing the CFP in 2021 (33:30), analysis of Marcus Freeman’s staff hires at Notre Dame (39:45) and the outlook for Kansas in the Big 12 standings next fall (48:05). 



    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/

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  • Who makes the 2021 College Football Playoff if Ohio State had defeated Oregon? (02/16)

    The Cover 3 crew breaks down alternate playoff scenarios from the 2021 season. First, before diving into the multiple timelines and hypotheticals from this past season of playoff debates, a look at the future of College Football Playoff expansion with a breakdown of the talking points and biggest issues that need to be resolved (3:00). Then it’s on to the “What If” scenarios from the 2021 season with the reveal of the final four playoff teams given each of the following hypotheticals: Ohio State defeats Oregon (28:00), Michigan loses close at Nebraska (35:00) and Georgia defeats Alabama in the SEC Championship Game (41:45). Plus, other individual results that could have made an otherwise controversy-free playoff selection process could have been much more tricky at the end of the season (48:00). 



    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

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    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

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  • Coaching Carousel Grades: Star ratings for USC, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame and more (02/14)

    The Cover 3 crew grades the 2021-22 coaching carousel. First, how to move forward at Auburn after the investigation into Bryan Harsin’s program (1:10) and then it’s on to grading the hires with a debate over how many star hires should quality as five-star hires (19:05). Then, a more specific look at Billy Napier at Florida (26:10), Brent Venables at Oklahoma (27:35), Marcus Freeman at Notre Dame (31:55), Dan Lanning at Oregon and Kalen DeBoer at Washington (40:30). Plus, grades for the hires at TCU and Texas Tech (43:15) as well as Virginia, Virginia Tech and Duke (52:20) and the best of the rest.  



    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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  • Auburn updates, Miami’s recruiting, plus Super Bowl picks and props! (02/10)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses Auburn, Miami, the Big Ten and the Super Bowl. First, the latest from Auburn and the expectations for what’s next as Bryan Harsin arrives at a regularly scheduled meeting of SEC coaches (2:10) then a dive into the Big Ol’ Bag of Mail with questions tied to Miami’s first recruiting class under Mario Cristobal (19:04), what Jeff Hafley can accomplish recruiting the Northeast at Boston College (27:00) and the impact of the Big Ten’s potential move to a division-less conference schedule (35:00). Finally, with the big game coming up on Sunday we weigh in with our favorite picks, props and Super Bowl expectations (45:48). 


    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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    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/

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