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

  • Debating the future of the College Football Playoff (03/01)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s to talk playoffs! Yes, college football playoff needs to change… or does it? We kick things off with the latest news around CFB. Former five star TE Arik Gilbert transferred from LSU to Florida in the offseason and now he’s transferring again. Twice in one offseason. (5:40) Dreion Kendrick has been dismissed from Clemson. What to make of the situation with the 2021 All-ACC CB. (9:45) Former Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman announced he’s headed to Michigan. (16:36) It’s now time to chop up and dissect the college football playoff. What are changes that need to happen, we want to happen, or shouldn’t happen.


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

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

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

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

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

Episodes of This Show

  • CBS Sports Presents - The 'Fantasy Baseball Today in 5' Podcast

    'Fantasy Baseball Today in 5,' a new daily podcast from CBS Sports is available now. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get episodes as soon as they are released.

    Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Baseball Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Frank Stampfl and company as they help guide you to a Fantasy championship. The FBT crew will filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so you can make your add, drop, start & sit moves all before breakfast.

  • 🚨 5-star QB Ty Simpson commits to Alabama over Clemson and others (02/26) 🚨

    Instant reaction to the breaking news that five-star quarterback Ty Simpson has committed to Alabama. Bud Elliott and Chip Patterson discuss how Alabama bested Clemson and Tennessee for one of the top quarterback talents in the 2022 recruiting class. Plus, where Clemson goes next at quarterback for its class and how the coaching change at Tennessee impacted Simpson's recruitment.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mailbag! Danny wanted Randy Moss to play, UCLA's future with Chip Kelly, more (02/25)

    Transfer quarterback news, Randy Moss at Florida State stories and listener questions answers. First, catching up on Tyler Shough's move from Oregon to Texas Tech and Luke McCaffrey's move from Nebraska to Louisville (2:30), Notre Dame's decision not to join in on the EA Sports College Football video game excitement (10:00) and Danny takes us back to 1995 in Tallahassee when Randy Moss, Peter Warrick and Walter Jones were all redshirting during his senior season (18:30). Then, UCLA's ceiling under Chip Kelly (32:50), whether Oklahoma fans should be concerned about Texas under Sarkisian (40:15) and whether Bronco Mendenhall gets enough respect for his work at Virginia (45:00). Plus, our continued campaign for a new Big Ten rivalry trophy (51:00). 


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

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

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

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

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

  • Big winners in the college football transfer portal in 2021 (02/24)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We’re talking about transfer rankings! 247Sports just rolled out its rankings for the top transfers in the country and we’re going to break down all angles. Tom Fornelli gets us caught up with what rule changes he wants to see in college football. (6:00) A look into the transfer portal. (14:30) Do coaches like the portal? (20:20) Quarterbacks in the portal. (28:38) How did Florida win the portal? Signing Arik Gilbert and Demarkus Bowman. (33:15) What does Oklahoma’s transfer haul look like? (36:10) Is Miami back? (38:40) Is Florida State in trouble? (41:00) Other schools that did well in the portal. (44:00) Henry To’o To’o is the biggest name in the portal and he’s yet to decide where to go. (49:00) Final thoughts on the 2021 portal.


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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson@bartonsimmons@TomFornelli@DannyKanell

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

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

  • Rule changes we want to see in college football (02/22)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We’re talking about rule changes that we want to see in college football. Let’s start with the awful targeting rule. (8:53) We need a shot clock when plays are reviewed! (12:05) Stoping the clock on first downs. Woof! (14:40) How many people should be allowed to listen in on plays? (18:30) Illegal man downfield needs to be changed. Too many linemen are getting too far down field on RPOs. (28:46) Lasers on the goal posts. It needs to happen. (33:04) How many feet do you need in bounds? (36:20) End of game rules need to be looked at. Fake injuries could be happening - what can be done about this? What about overtime, where should it start? (43:45) Some other rule changes that should happen!


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

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

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

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

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

  • Mailbag! Picking conference winners by coach fights (02/18)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. MAILBAG! WE have so many of your questions to answer so we’ve got a ton of mailbags to offer. The San Diego Padres gave Fernando Tatis Jr. a 14-year deal so which coaches do we think should be given 14-year deals? (16:25) What are the best and worst logos in sports? (25:02) From 2010-2017 there were only 4 five-star QBs selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. What went wrong with QB evaluations in that time period? (37:10) If each conference was decided by a coach vs coach in hand to hand combat — who would win? (47:07) It’s Noles to Go! Danny Kanell gives the latest on the state of the Florida State Seminoles.


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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson@bartonsimmons@TomFornelli@DannyKanell

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

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

  • Coaching Carousel Grades: Rating every 2020-21 college football hire (02/17)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s time to grade ALL of the coaching hires in the 2021 cycle so far. Were there any big surprises? Tom had originally thought that there wouldn’t be much shake up. (5:35) How do we grade the Steve Sarkisian hire at Texas? (14:10) Shane Beamer at South Carolina. (18:37) Clark Lea at Vanderbilt. (24:15) Auburn hires Bryan Harsin. (30:20) Josh Heupel at Tennessee. (38:00) Bret Bielema at Illinois. (44:05) Jed Fisch hired at Arizona. (47:00) Gus Malzahn at UCF. (50:00) Andy Avalos at Boise State. (54:19) Utah State hires Blake Anderson. (58:00) Charles Huff at Marshall. (1:01:00) Will Hall hired at Southern Miss (1:04:00) Butch Jones at Arkansas State. (1:07:50) Terry Bowden at Louisiana-Monroe. (1:10:00) Kane Wommack hired at South Alabama.


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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson@bartonsimmons@TomFornelli@DannyKanell

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

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

  • Gus Malzahn to UCF, future of offense, more (02/15)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s the big ole bag of mail! We start today with some kind of breaking news on Gus Malzahn being hired as the next coach of the University of Central Florida! What makes UCF such a good landing spot for Malzahn? What will be the fallout of a high profile coach like him going there? (24:15) What are offenses going to become? Is the passing game here to stay or will rushing attacks return to prominence? (36:30) We bring back our conversation on Clemson’s defense. Let’s discuss the future of the current Clemson defense. (39:30) Are coaches who took health and safety protocols the most serious going to use that as a recruiting advantage? Someone from Penn State asked about James Franklin taking this very seriously or going with a different approach. (43:20) A Georgia Tech fan reaches out and he wants our help. He’s asking for some positive views on the Yellow Jackets program. (52:35) Why is the Pac-12 falling behind? Someone wants to know why the Pac-12 is the laughing stock of the Power 5 world.


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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson@bartonsimmons@TomFornelli@DannyKanell

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

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

  • Mailbag! What happens first: Michigan beats Ohio State or Miami wins the ACC? (02/11)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s the big ole bag of mail! We start today with some FCS talk! The season kicks off this weekend and we’re discussing some potential Lock Talk. (7:34) Of the 2nd year coaches, which coach are you excited to see long-term at their current school? Which of these coaches isn’t a fit? (19:30) Which of these two scenarios happens first: Miami winning an ACC Championship or Michigan beating Ohio State? (24:00) Do we think the Clemson blowout losses to LSU and Ohio State mean anything for the Tigers long term? (31:30) Which sport would be easier to coach if you never played or played at a higher level? (38:05) Understanding the current state and future of analytics in football. (44:40) Is anyone insane with being excited about what Brett Bielema is doing so far at Illinois before a game has been played?


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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson@bartonsimmons@TomFornelli@DannyKanell

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

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

  • Re-grading the 2018 coaching carousel (02/10)

    The Cover 3 Podcast looks back at the coaches hired and fired in the 2018 cycle. Where our initial thoughts on the hires correct? Where were we wrong and where have we been surprised. The conversation begins with what went right for Florida with Dan Mullen and what went wrong for Florida State with Willie Taggart (12:00) then whether Jimbo Fisher's 2020 success at Texas A&M shows that's on schedule based on the expectations (27:00). Then, yet-to-be-determined grades for Scott Frost at Nebraska (36:00) and Chip Kelly at UCLA (41:30) plus recapping the biggest surprises from the Power Five coaches hired in the 2018 cycle that have already been fired (47:43). 


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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson@bartonsimmons@TomFornelli@DannyKanell

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

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

  • 2021 Returning Production Rankings with Bill Connelly (02/08)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. Today we’ve got Bill Connelly joining the show! (2:20) Let’s talk returning production for the 2021 season! How are calculations made? (14:30) What are the tiers set at for returning production? How do you differentiate the top, bottom, and middle of the list? (20:15) What’s the Pac-12 going to look like? (23:50) Iowa State hype train (29:00) Taking a look at the ACC (37:15) Ohio State and the Big Ten (40:00) Coaches and analytics (42:10) What one rule would Bill change?


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


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

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

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

  • Super Bowl Locks, how we viewed Chiefs-Bucs stars in CFB, more (02/05)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. Today we’ll break down ALL THINGS SUPER BOWL! Danny is joining us live from Tampa! (2:00) Is Tom Brady the GOAT? Are people ready to admit that? (3:30) Tom Brady’s forgotten career at Michigan (6:30) Who is putting the talent into the Super Bowl? Let’s talk crootin’ to NFL pipeline. (14:30) What did Mahomes look like at Texas Tech? Did we ever think he’d be this good? (24:30) Biggest surprise from CFB to NFL. (36:00) SUPER BOWL LOCKS!


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


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

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

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

  • National Signing Day Recap: Winners, losers, how college football recruiting is evolving in the transfer portal era (02/03)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. National Signing Day is coming to a close and Alabama has landed the best recruiting class of all time! Let’s dive in! (2:00) How did Alabama land the best class ever? Who are the names to know? (10:00) New coaches, average classes. How did the new coaches fare this year? (16:00) Wisconsin has brought in its best class ever! (22:19) What kind of class does Jimbo Fisher have at Texas A&M? (25:08) USC does a good job holding on to California talent. Class stays inside the Top 8. (31:45) What are the recruiting gaps like in the top 10? How do these schools match up? (35:20) Deion Sanders is making magic at Jackson State. (39:20) Explaining the 2021 recruiting classes compared to other non-Covid years.

  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: EA Sports College Football is back! (02/02) 🚨

    Instant reaction to the breaking news that the return of a college football video game is in the works. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson break down what we know, when the game might be available and what features we'd like to see in the return of EA Sports College Football. Discussion includes their own gaming history, features of the modern college football world that would work in the game and much more.


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


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

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

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

  • 500th Episode! Fight stories, dance-offs, best gameday towns and more (02/01)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. Today marks episode 500 (!!!) of the Cover 3 podcast. We asked our listeners for some more personal questions and we go them! (3:00) What’s your dream college football Saturday? (10:45) Barton Simmons ask the big questions. (19:00) Memories from the 1st episode. (25:50) Are there schools that players are underrated because they committed there? (32:30) Which up-and-coming coach would you bet on winning a National title first? (35:00) Can Kirby Smart win at title at Georgia? (38:00) The origin of the Dentist. (41:00) Ultimate college town bucket list (47:30) Barton as the dancer AND the bouncer,


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


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

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

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

  • Mailbag! Grading Sark's Texas staff, recruiting questions, more (01/29)

    Chip Patterson and Bud Elliott answer listener questions. First, non-conference games that standout from the ACC and SEC schedule release (1:30) and whether Pat Fitzgerald will ever leave Northwestern for an NFL job (4:50). Then it's on to the mailbag, with questions regarding Steve Sarkisian's staff hires (8:00), what year one coaches won't make it to the end of their first contracts (13:30), how high school prospects can be seen when football is shutdown because of COVID (21:55) and whether a college football program's financial status has any tie to success (29:20). Then, expectations for Miami in 2021 (33:45), whether Spencer Rattler can live up to the hype (41:30), how tough academic standards impact recruiting (45:20) and whether a conference would ever kick a school out of the league (50:45). 


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


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

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

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

  • College Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Storylines (01/27)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. National Signing Day is quickly approaching so we break down the latest you need to know about your school’s class. (4:00) Any schools that are surprising in this year’s rankings? (8:30) Let’s meet the top recruits. J.T. Tuimoloau is the top recruit in the country and he’s also unsigned… where will he go? (11:30) Who is Terrion Arnold? (14:15) Which other unsigned commits are Bud Elliott excited about? (23:00) Coaching change impact on National Signing Day. (33:30) Closing time leading up to National Signing Day. How do schools close?


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


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

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

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

  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Tennessee hires Josh Heupel as next head coach (01/27) 🚨

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s an emergency podcast! Tennessee has found its next head coach… UCF’s Josh Heupel has been hired by his former AD at UCF, Danny White. Heupel went 28-8 in his three seasons as head coach at UCF. (21:00) What’s next for UCF?


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


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

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

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

  • Which school will be the next to make its first College Football Playoff (01/25)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We start today with the Tennessee coaching search. We are now into late January and the Volunteers still don’t have a head coach. (10:45) It’s time for a draft! Which school will be next to make its first College Football Playoff? Let’s get it! (19:45) 2nd Round of the CFP Draft. (25:30) 3rd Round of the CFP Draft. (34:50) 4th round of the CFP Draft. (40:00) 5th and Final Round of the CFP Draft. (43:40 ) Biggest omissions from the CFP Draft.


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


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

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

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

  • Mailbag! Is Nick Saban ruining college football? (01/22)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We start today with the hiring of a new Athletic Director at Tennessee. Danny White will come over from UCF and lead sports. (13:25) Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is expected to step down. What’s next for the conference? (26:45) McKenzie Milton has been cleared to return to play. He has transferred to Florida State and the guys discuss what this means for the program. (34:40) What is next for Tom Herman? (40:15) Has Nick Saban ruined college football? Alabama capped off another successful season with its 6th national title in 12 seasons. (45:30) Was Trevor Lawrence’s career a letdown? How do we define his career with only one national title and no Heisman.


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


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

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

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

  • Winners and Losers from the NFL Draft Deadline (01/20)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. We start today with the fallout of Jeremy Pruitt from Tennessee. (16:15) Steve Sarkisian is trying to finalize his staff at Texas. How is it shaping up? (20:45) Alabama and Nick Saban head to the NFL to fill voids on the coaching staff. (23:09) Ohio State returns major talent in 2021. (29:35) Other schools that will return top talent. (43:00) What do things look like for the Georgia Bulldogs? (49:55) Miami’s outlook for 2021.


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


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

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

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

  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Jeremy Pruitt OUT at Tennessee (01/18) 🚨

    We’ve got breaking news that Jeremy Pruitt has been fired as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers after three seasons. Pruitt finishes his tenure at Tennessee with a 16-19 record (10-16 SEC) and with a win in his one bowl appearance. (8:00) What will happen with the National Signing Day coming up? Is Tennessee in danger of losing recruits to an already weak class? (10:09) What’s next for Jeremy Pruitt? (13:30) What is the bigger picture at Tennessee? (17:50) How much leverage does Billy Napier have now? (19:20) Peyton Manning will reportedly have a “big role” in the next head coach at Tennessee. (20:40) Final thoughts on the firing of Jeremy Pruitt.

  • Mailbag! Urban Meyer to the Jaguars, Barton's farewell, more (01/14)

    How Urban fits in the NFL, recruiting impact of playoff expansion and more. The mailbag starts with the news of the day with Urban Meyer on his way to becoming the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (1:30) and a listener question looking at the NFL prospects of Jim Harbaugh, Lincoln Riley and Ryan Day (12:30). Then it's on to Ohio State's dominance in the Big Ten (18:00), whether expanding the playoff would have a major impact on recruiting (24:30), the next non-Alabama team to win the SEC West (35:00) and a Georgia fan in Boise doesn't think to highly of Auburn's hire of Bryan Harsin (40:30). Plus, the long-awaited sign-off from Barton Simmons as he officially joins the Clark Lea's staff at Vanderbilt (45:50). 


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


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

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

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

  • Early 2021 Lookahead: Questions for Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and more (01/13)

    Burning questions and reasons for hype for the top teams in college football. Danny Kanell, Tom Fornelli, Bud Elliott and Chip Patterson discuss lingering thoughts from Monday night's title game (1:30), how Bryce Young is positioned to keep Alabama's offense elite even after another round of departures (7:30) and what to expect from both Texas A&M (15:00) and a JT Daniels-led Georgia (22:30) as they chase the Tide in 2021. Plus, how the wide receiver room makes Ohio State just as dangerous even after Justin Fields' expected departure (29:30), Oklahoma's spot in the national title picture (41:00) and Clemson's recruiting efforts giving the Tigers another wildly talented roster even in the wake of losing a generational quarterback (47:30). 


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


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

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

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

  • College Football Playoff Alabama-OSU Recap: How Tide, Saban stack up against best of all time (01/12)

    Instant reaction to Alabama's dominant win in the College Football Playoff title game. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss how 2020 Alabama compares to 2019 LSU, whether the loss reflects poorly on Ohio State, the areas where the game was won by the Crimson Tide and first thoughts on both teams looking ahead to 2021 along with the rest of the college football landscape. 


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


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

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  • College Football Playoff National Championship: Best bets, picks for Alabama-Ohio State (01/07)

    Point spread, total and prop bets and storylines for Alabama-Ohio State. First, what to make of reported COVID issues at Ohio State and whether the game will be played on Jan. 11 as scheduled (1:30) then the game breakdown begins with a look at the betting line of Alabama favored by more than a touchdowns (11:01) and the Buckeyes' offense ability to kick in the backdoor even in a Crimson Tide win (20:40). Then, with Nick Saban's legacy mostly cemented, what a win would mean for Ryan Day (29:00). Plus, tackling the total (34:00) and offering some first quarter plays along with a gameplan for player props (46:00). 


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


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

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  • Mailbag: Did Texas A&M hit its ceiling in 2020? (01/06)

    Answering listener questions about Texas A&M, Indiana, Iowa State and more. First, reaction Trevor Lawrence's NFL Draft announcement and the news of the day followed by a discussion on coaches who have seen their stock drop over the last 5-10 years (7:00). Then, whether Texas A&M can repeat or exceed the success of 2020 (18:20), if Tom Allen would be a candidate to take another job (30:00), why Matt Campbell might be willing to stay at Iowa State (34:30) and a listener asks for college decision advice (39:00). 


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


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

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  • 🚨 2020 Heisman Trophy: DeVonta Smith becomes 1st WR to win since 1991 (01/05) 🚨

    Instant reaction to the breaking news that Alabama WR DeVonta Smith has won the Heisman Trophy. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the results of the 2020 Heisman Trophy race, including a reveal of their ballots as voters, the keys to Smith's win and early thoughts on the 2021 Heisman Trophy picture with picks to win and sleepers.


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


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

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  • Coaches that could make the jump to the NFL (01/04)

    How the NFL coaching carousel might impact CFB, Alabama-Ohio State injury news and more. First, addressing the latest addition to Clark Lea's staff at Vanderbilt (0:45) and the toughest challenge that awaits Steve Sarkisian at Texas (6:50). Then, with the NFL offseason getting started the college coaches that could end up as targets to go pro (17:45) and injury updates for both Ohio State and Alabama ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game (32:30). 


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


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

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  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Tom Herman OUT at Texas, Steve Sarkisian to take over the Longhorns 🚨

    Instant reaction to the breaking news that Texas has fired Tom Herman and will hire Steve Sarkisian. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the timing of Texas' move on Herman, where Sarkisian must have ranked on the Longhorns' wish list and whether this move will bring Big 12 championship contention back to Austin. Plus, what's next for Tom Herman and how this news might impact Alabama's preparation for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Ohio State.


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


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

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  • Bowl Season Daily: Orange, Fiesta, Outback, Gator picks, previews (01/02)

    Previews and picks for Texas A&M-UNC, Iowa State-Oregon, Indiana-Ole Miss and NC State-Kentucky. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. The national championship game may be set but we've got four more bowls before we turn our attention to Alabama-Ohio State, including Texas A&M's argument as one of the top four teams in the country, Iowa State's motivation against Oregon, a depleted Ole Miss squad going up against a tough Indiana team and ranked NC State as an underdog against four-win Kentucky. 


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


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

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  • College Football Playoff recap: Ohio State stuns Clemson, Alabama rolls (01/02)

    Instant reaction to Alabama and Ohio State's College Football Playoff wins. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss Ohio State's motivation against Clemson, Justin Fields' huge performance opposite Trevor Lawrence and what the Tigers were missing in the semifinal loss. Plus, whether Alabama's convincing win against Notre Dame says more about the Crimson Tide or the Fighting Irish and a look ahead to the national championship matchup with Ohio State. 


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


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

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  • Bowl Season Daily: College Football Playoff, Peach Bowl, Citrus Bowl picks, previews (1/1)

    Previews and picks for Georgia-Cincinnati, Auburn-Northwestern, Alabama-Notre Dame and Clemson-Ohio State. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. The New Years Day slate starts with Cincinnati's shot at an undefeated season against Georgia in the Peach Bowl and what we expect to be a defensive battle between Auburn and Northwestern in the Citrus Bowl. Then it's on to the College Football Playoff with last-minute thoughts on Alabama-Notre Dame and Clemson-Ohio State. 


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


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

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  • Bowl Season Daily: Arizona Bowl, Armed Forces Bowl, Liberty Bowl picks, previews (12/31)

    Previews and picks for the Tulsa-Mississippi State, WVU-Army and San Jose State-Ball State bowl games. Happy New Years Eve! Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. Thursday features a defensive battle between Tulsa and Mississippi State in the Armed Forces Bowl, a matchup of conference champions in the Arizona Bowl between undefeated San Jose State and one-loss Ball State in the Arizona Bowl (a game you can see on CBS and stream for free through the CBS Sports App) and West Virginia taking on Army in Memphis in the Liberty Bowl. 


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


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

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  • College Football Playoff Superpreview: Matchups to watch, storylines, picks and more (12/30)

    Detailed breakdowns of the matchups in Alabama-Notre Dame and Clemson-Ohio State. Danny Kanell, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the major storylines around the entire playoff (2:00) before jumping into Alabama-Notre Dame, starting with a discussion as to whether you need great defenses to win championships (6:30) and the challenge of stopping DeVonta Smith and the high-flying Alabama attack (14:00). Then it's on to breaking down Clemson-Ohio State, with a focus on the smack talk and storylines (21:30), the importance of not only quarterback pressure but sacks (28:45) and X-factors for the game (34:15). 


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


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

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  • Bowl Season Daily: Cotton Bowl, Duke's Mayo Bowl Previews (12/30)

    Previews and picks for the Oklahoma-Florida and Wisconsin-Wake Forest bowl games. Tom Fornelli and Chi Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. Wednesday features an early afternoon kickoff between Wisconsin and Wake Forest in the Duke's Mayo Bowl and then the New Year's Six gets going in the night cap with Oklahoma now favored against Florida in the Cotton Bowl after the Gators have lost several key offensive players to opt-outs prior to kickoff. 


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


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

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  • College football picks, best bets: Bowl Locks Pt. II (12/29)

    Picks and previews for the College Football Playoff and New Years bowl games. Game breakdowns and LOCKS included for Wisconsin-Wake Forest (4:15), Florida-Oklahoma (8:20), Mississippi State-Tulsa (14:45), San Jose State-Ball State (16:15), West Virginia-Army (19:15), Arkansas-TCU (22:45), Georgia-Cincinnati (26:30), Northwestern-Auburn (33:00), Alabama-Notre Dame (36:20), Clemson-Ohio State (44:30), NC State-Kentucky (51:45), Indiana-Ole Miss (55:15), Iowa State-Oregon (58:45) and Texas A&M-North Carolina (1:00:30). 


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


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

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  • Bowl Season Daily: Cheez-It Bowl, Alamo Bowl Previews (12/29)

    Previews and picks for the Miami-Oklahoma State and Texas-Colorado bowl games. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football action with Bowl Season Daily. Tuesday features a doubleheader with D'Eriq King and Miami facing off against Oklahoma State in the late afternoon kickoff from Orlando and then plenty of intrigue around Tom Herman and Sam Ehlinger as Texas finishes its 2020 season against Colorado in the Alamodome in San Antonio. 


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


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

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  • College football picks, best bets: Bowl Locks Pt. I (12/24)

    Picks and previews for all of the bowl games Dec. 24-29. First, a discussion about the flawed ways we determine whether a hire is good or not in relation to Bryan Harsin's hire at Auburn (1:30). Then we get into the LOCKS, first breaking down the New Mexico Bowl with Hawaii taking on a Houston team that could be short on players (8:05) and the Camelia Bowl meeting of Buffalo and Marshall after both teams lost in their conference championship games (14:30). Saturday's action is next Coastal Carolina and Liberty taking headline status in the Cure Bowl (20:30) early and Louisiana-UTSA and Western Kentucky-Georgia State (25:30) following in the afternoon. Finally we look at Tuesday, Dec. 29 with locks for Miami-Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl (32:00) and Texas-Colorado in the Alamo Bowl (37:30). 


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


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

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  • Bowl Season Daily: New Orleans Bowl, Montgomery Bowl Previews (12/23)

    Previews and picks for the La Tech-Georgia Southern and Memphis-FAU bowl games. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football bowl action with Bowl Season Daily. Today's games include Skip Holtz leading Louisiana Tech against Georgia Southern's option attack in the New Orleans Bowl and a battle of first-year coaches with Ryan Silverfield and Memphis against Willie Taggart and FAU. 


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


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

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  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Auburn to hire Bryan Harsin as next head coach (College Football 12/22) 🚨

    Instant reaction to the breaking news that Auburn will hire Boise State coach Bryan Harsin. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss the many twists and turns of the search to replace Gus Malzahn, what to expect from Harsin as he lands in the SEC for the first time in his coaching career and what we learned about the other candidates reportedly involved in the process. 


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


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

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  • Bowl Season Daily: Potato Bowl, Boca Raton Bowl Previews (College Football 12/22)

    Previews and picks for the BYU-UCF and Tulane-Nevada bowl games. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson get you set for the day's college football bowl action with Bowl Season Daily. Today's action includes Tulane against Nevada out in Boise in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in the afternoon and a matchup of high-powered offenses with BYU and UCF squaring off in the Boca Raton Bowl as the night cap.


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


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

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  • Bowl Season Daily: Myrtle Beach Bowl Preview (College Football 12/21)

    Monday's daily preview of the college football bowl games takes on Appalachian State and North Texas. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss North Texas' spot in the postseason despite a sub-.500 record, whether App State will have any motivation edge to finish their season on a good note after missing out on the Sun Belt Championship and offer picks against the spread and leans for the total for Monday afternoon's game. Subscribe to the Cover 3 Podcast to get Bowl Season Daily delivered to your feed every morning through postseason.


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


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

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  • College Football Playoff rankings reaction: Notre Dame vs. Texas A&M for No. 4 (12/20)

    Instant reaction to the reveal of the College Football Playoff top six. Danny Kanell, Tom Fornelli, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson debate whether Cincinnati should feel the most disrespected by no representation in the top six (1:10), the level of excitement for the Alabama-Notre Dame and Clemson-Ohio State semifinals (8:00) and how Texas A&M's argument for No. 4 stacks up against Notre Dame (18:00). Plus, a word on the "we watch the games" narrative and predictions for future expansion (23:00).


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


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

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  • College football recap: Alabama, Clemson big winners on championship Saturday (12/20)

    Instant reaction to the college football action on Saturday. First, takeaways from Ohio State's narrow win against Northwestern (2:30) and then whether Texas A&M did enough to impress the committee and/or cause a coaching change at Tennessee (12:00). Then, what's next for both Clemson and Notre Dame after a dominant Tigers win in Charlotte (29:30), a bonkers LSU-Ole Miss game (40:30) and a closer look at Alabama-Florida with the Heisman Trophy discussion in mind (48:00). 


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


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

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  • College football picks, best bets: Championship Week Locks (12/17)

    Winning wagers for Alabama-Florida, Clemson-Notre Dame and more. The Locks Crew offers game breakdowns, previews and picks for Marshall-UAB (1:25), Clemson-Notre Dame (3:00), Buffalo-Ball State (10:15), USC-Oregon (14:30), Oklahoma-Iowa State (18:45), Alabama-Florida (21:45), Coastal Carolina-Louisiana (27:45), LSU-Ole Miss (31:18), Air Force-Army (35:00), Cincinnati-Tulsa (36:45), Boise State-San Jose State (39:40), Texas A&M-Tennessee (42:00) and Moneyline Sprinkles focuses on underdogs with value to win outright (49:00). 

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

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  • National Signing Day Recap: Winners and losers from recruiting's biggest day (College Football 12/16)

    Who made headlines and landed the top prospects from the biggest day of the year in recruiting. Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap National Signing Day, starting with Alabama's impressive haul and top-ranked class, how LSU was able to land a top-five class despite the on-field struggles of 2020, the way the Egg Bowl rivalry played out on the recruiting trail, Michigan loading up on offense and much more from a busy day at 247Sports and CBS Sports HQ.


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


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

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  • College Football Playoff rankings reaction: Group of 5 disrespect continues (12/15)

    Instant reaction to the breaking news of the new CFP rankings. Tom Fornelli, Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson discuss the final update of the selection committee's top 25 before Selection Sunday. What teams can move up with wins in their conference championships, why Cincinnati should be mad about dropping a spot and much more with an eye on this weekend's action and the potential chaos scenarios that could cause controversy. 


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


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

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  • Latest from Vanderbilt and Auburn, plus Signing Day Storylines (College Football 12/14)

    Buzzing from the coaching carousel and what to watch on National Signing Day. First, how USC was put in a tough spot swapping out Washington for Oregon on a short week in the Pac-12 Championship Game (4:15). Then, reacting to multiple reports having Notre Dame defensive coordinator Clark Lea as the next coach at Vanderbilt (9:30), the rumored candidate pool to replace Gus Malzahn at Auburn (14:25) and where might Art Briles be coaching next (20:15). Plus, Early Line Lookahead for conference championship week (24:45) and Barton breaks down the biggest National Signing Day storylines (34:30). 


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


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

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  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Gus Malzahn OUT at Auburn (College Football 12/13) 🚨

    Instant reaction to the breaking news that Auburn has fired Gus Malzahn. Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss Auburn finally making a move after years of hot seat talk, the candidates to replace Malzahn and if we should consider anyone other than Hugh Freeze, plus what the firing means for the coaching carousel nationally. Plus, additional analysis on Illinois' decision to fire Lovie Smith including where the Fighting Illini should look for his replacement.


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


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

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  • College football recap: Florida goes down, USC survives and more (12/13)

    A shake up in the top-10, coaching hires and more instant reaction from Saturday in college football. First, the many takeaways from Florida's loss to LSU (3:00) and USC's late-game thriller win against UCLA (14:45). Then, thoughts on UNC and Miami after a record-setting win for the Tar Heels (19:30), Kevin Sumlin's ouster at Arizona and Butch Jones' hiring at Arkansas State leading the coaching carousel news and much, much more. 


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


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

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  • The Early Edge: Favorite Bets for Saturday! Navy-Army, UNC-Miami and LSU-Miami Picks

    Podcast take over! We're bringing you a little taste of The Early Edge to preview today's college football action.


    Jonathan Coachman is joined by expert sports bettors Emory Hunt and Tom Fornelli to handicap today’s action. Our SportsLine expert have the top picks from a proven model that wins. Today we’re looking at the best bets in college football for…


    Illinois at Northwestern

    Wake Forest at Louisville

    Navy at Army

    North Carolina at Miami

    LSU at Florida


    We wrap with a look ahead to Sunday Night football for an angle on Steelers-Bills.


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  • College football picks, best bets: Week 15 Locks (12/10)

    The Locks crew breaks down their top plays for the college football weekend. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Arizona-Arizona State (5:30), San Jose State-Nevada (7:50), Louisville-Wake Forest (10:00), Georgia-Missouri (15:00), Colorado-Utah (21:30), Army-Navy (23:30), Miami-North Carolina (30:30), Oregon-Washington (36:00), Oklahoma-West Virginia (40:00), Northwestern-Illinois (43:00), Oklahoma State-Baylor (46:15), Virginia Tech-Virginia (48:00), USC-UCLA (52:00), Hawaii-UNLV (56:00), Florida-LSU and Tennessee-Vanderbilt (1:00:00) plus our Moneyline sprinkles break down the underdogs to win outright (1:03:30). 


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


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

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  • Mailbag! The most entertaining suggestion for Texas (College Football 12/09)

    Answering listener questions about Texas, Tennessee, Michigan and more. First, addressing complaints about the lack of central leadership in college football (2:00), an incredibly entertaining suggestion for Texas' next head coach (9:00) and some fair criticism for Jeremy Pruitt's Tennessee program (13:00). Then, we look into the crystal ball to see who is coaching at the biggest programs in 2025 (17:00), discussing Michigan's offensive identity shift (25:00), how to judge Minnesota's 2020 shortcomings (28:30) and why everyone is trying to predict Matt Campbell's next job (35:00). 


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


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

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  • College Football Playoff Rankings Instant Reaction (12/08)

    Where Texas A&M, Florida and the Group of Five stand after Tuesday's rankings release. Instant reaction to the new set of rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee from Chip Patterson, Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Danny Kanell as we head into the final weekend of regular season action before the conference championship games. 


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


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

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  • 🚨 Emergency Pod: Ohio State-Michigan canceled (College Football 12/08) 🚨

    Instant reaction to the breaking news that Ohio State-Michigan has been canceled. Barton Simmons and Tom Fornelli discuss what the game getting canceled means for the Big Ten championship race and College Football Playoff picture, as well as any BYU-Coastal Carolina-like potential for a late addition to the schedule. Plus, how this game not being played impacts Jim Harbaugh's future with Michigan. 


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


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

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  • CBS Sports Presents - 'The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast'

    'The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast' debuts on Thursday, December 10. Download and subscribe now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released!

    Looking for the best picks against the spread, sharp action on the total and props you can take to the ticket window? Join Jonathan Coachman on the Early Edge as he speaks with the best handicappers to preview every day’s biggest games in 10 minutes or fewer. From primetime picks to off-the-radar locks, Early Edge is bringing you the best bets in a quick, informative and easy to digest podcast. We promise to keep it short, sweet and to the point as SportsLine’s best experts come together to put some green into your pocket. Early Edge is in your feed every single day by 11 AM ET, don’t lay a wager without listening to our SportsLine experts.

  • Coaching carousel: South Carolina makes its hire, best fit for Matt Campbell (College Football 12/07)

    Coaching news from South Carolina, Texas, Louisville and more. After initial thoughts on Shane Beamer's introduction and reception at South Carolina (1:00), the conversation turns to how Scott Satterfield's comments about interviewing for the Gamecocks job ruffled feathers with Louisville fans (5:00). Then, whether Indiana or Iowa State's 2020 success is more sustainable (22:30) and what programs are the best fit for Matt Campbell should they become available (25:45). Finally, Early Line Lookahead discusses a massive spread for Ohio State-Michigan, the total in Army-Navy and other highlights from the Week 14 slate (32:25). 


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


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

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

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  • College football recap: Coastal takes down BYU, South Carolina gets its coach, more (12/06)

    Saturday night reaction to day in college football. First, detailing Rice's big win in Conference USA play (2:00) and Coastal Carolina taking down BYU (7:50). Then, thoughts on Shane Beamer's reported hire at South Carolina (13:00), Iowa State's emphatic win against West Virginia (24:30), whether Ohio State did enough to impress the committee in its win against Michigan State (32:00) and much more. 


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


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

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

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