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

  • Was the 2016-17 coaching cycle one of the best of the decade? (04/14)

    The Cover 3 crew reviews the carousel that saw Oklahoma, LSU and Texas choose new coaches. First, reaction to Eddie George's hire at Tennessee State, including how his fit in Nashville gives both coach and program a chance to succeed (2:00) and some in-show breaking news regarding the NCAA and the transfer portal (19:00). Then it's on to reviewing the coaching carousel of 2016-17, highlighting the fact that more than half of the hires are not only still at the same job but many have been home run hires (23:30). Plus, of the Group of Five hires from that cycle who is the next coach to make the move to Power Five (36:00) and beyond the obvious Big 12 titles and College Football Playoff appearances how do we look at Lincoln Riley's time at Oklahoma (44:00).


    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/

Episodes of This Show

  • Who will be the next school to win its first title of the modern era? (04/12)

    The Cover 3 crew debates the championship potential of teams who haven't won a national title since 1992. First, a review of the weekend action in spring games with a focus on McKenzie Milton's performance at Florida State and the Twitter handles on the jerseys at UCF (4:15) as well as Dennis Dodd's report that the NCAA recruiting dead period will be lifted June 1 with a look at the immediate impact on summer visits and camps (15:00). Then it's on to the big discussion of the day, first trying to define "modern era" with some history about college football's development and national growth (25:30) before diving into our lists for the next team to win its first national title since 1992, a conversation that starts with a program close to this podcast's heart (32:00). 


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

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

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

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

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

  • Mailbag! How NIL might impact high school stars, the origins of Danny as a turtleneck icon (04/09)

    The Cover 3 crew opens up the big ole bag of mail to answer your questions! First, Ed Orgeron says he and former five-star tight end Arik Gilbert are discussing his potential return to LSU, does that change our expectations for Gilbert or the Tigers (2:00). Then, how offensive lineman have evolved over time (6:30), whether Nick Saban in an elite in-game coach and if not who stands out (15:00) and what Name, Image and Likeness might mean for high school highlight reels (29:30). Plus, would you rather draft Kellen Mond or Ian Book, and is Notre Dame's playoff-era ceiling what Texas A&M fans should expect or can the Aggies achieve more (41:15)?


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

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

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

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

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

  • Spring Gleaning: Notre Dame, Cincinnati, BYU and more (04/07)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s the final Spring Gleaning! No… don’t cry because it’s over… smile because it happened! It’s Group of 5 and Indy day! We start things of with Notre Dame. Last season it was the ACC.. now they’re back on their own. What changes? (12:51) The Cincinnati Bearcats were everyone’s snubbed team. Luke Fickell has created a good program. What next step does this team have to take? (24:25) BYU is about to experience life after Zach Wilson. The team also lost its OC and OL coach and three OL to the NFL draft. Can BYU find magic again this year? (35:30) Billy Napier was the hottest name in the coaching searches but decided to stay put at Louisiana. This team is loaded. Can they make a run for a G5 New Year’s Six spot? (44:07) What are the new expectations for Memphis? Where does this school deserve to be? (50:00) Gus Malzahn has brought the Gus Bus to UCF. Are the Knights the best Group of 5 team? (56:40) Boise State lost its head coach to Auburn. The Broncos are always good. How will they face this season? (1:03:40) Are the Houston Cougars going to be able to get things going under Dana Holgorsen?


    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 Gleaning: Pac-12 South (04/05)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s Pac-12 South day! But we start with a few thoughts on Clemson’s Spring Game - what were some of the biggest takeaways from that. (5:23) The Pac-12 South journey starts with the favorites: USC Trojans. This team is talented across the board, but are they a playoff team? (16:20) The Colorado Buffaloes surprised everyone last year under Karl Dorrell. Will they surprise again this year? (23:12) Utah did not play to the level we’ve seen them play in the past. The team was young and inexperienced. How high are the expectations for this season? (35:13) Are you on the Herm Train yet? Are you ready for year 3 of Jayden Daniels at Arizona State? Is this the sleeper team of the conference? (41:40) UCLA Bruins… Chip Kelly… DTR.. Million dollar meal table. This is Danny Kanell’s sleeper! (46:30) What do we think of Arizona hiring Jedd Fisch? What is this team this year?


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

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

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

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

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

  • Mailbag! NCAA Supreme Court FAQ, Pro Day Mania, how we rank and rate coaches (04/02)

    The Cover 3 Podcast is here with all the legal expertise and laser-timed takes you need heading into the weekend. First, what is at stake with the NCAA v. Alston case after both sides offered oral arguments in the Supreme Court, including how Name, Image and Likeness legislation might play a role in the aftermath of the decision (2:00). Then, what's up all these pro day times and overreaction to quarterbacks throwing against air (19:15)? Plus, the big ole bag of mail brings us to a discussion on how we rank coaches (32:00), how Mel Tucker is doing at Michigan State (42:30), the spookiest college football environments (46:00) and whether Clemson's offensive scheme has a negative impact on its offensive line recruiting (50:00).


    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/

  • Spring Gleaning: Pac-12 North (03/31)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s Pac-12 North day! We start today with the Washington Huskies. They were the North champs, but didn’t play in the title game. What? (17:49) What happened to the Stanford Cardinal? (27:28)The Oregon Ducks didn’t win the North, didn’t finish with the most wins, but they won the Pac-12 title! And this team continues to get more talented under Mario Cristobal. (38:49) The Oregon State Beavers had a weird year last year. Can they get any better? (45:00) What do we think about the Cal Bears? Should we throw last season out? Justin Wilcox is better than last year. (51:00) Washington State was not good last year. What now for Nick Rolovich and new transfer Jarrett Guarantano?


    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 Gleaning: Big 12 (03/29)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s Big 12 day! We start things off with Iowa State Cyclones. Matt Campbell and Brock Purdy can win the Big 12… can they compete for a Playoff spot? (10:52) Oklahoma Sooners won the Big 12 Championship again under Lincoln Riley and first year starter Spencer Rattler. Slow start, but finished strong. (19:20) Were our expectations set too high for Oklahoma State last year? What can Mike Gundy get done this year? (26:32) Tom Herman is out and Steve Sarkisian is in. Is Texas finally back? (36:43) TCU was kind of a mess last year. Max Duggan is back and we need to see him take a step forward. (47:40) Neal Brown is having some offseason issues at WVU when it comes to the portal. 10 scholarship players have transferred since the last season. Can Jarret Doege be enough for the Mountaineers offense? (54:44) Kansas State ran into a bunch of problems last year. Are we hopeful this Wildcats team can bounce back in 2021? (1:00:00) Texas Tech has a new OC and a new starting QB. Tyler Shough transferred to the Red Raiders from Oregon and coaches say he’s ready to lead the team. (1:06:56) Baylor loses its OC and its QB after a bad, bad season. Can Dave Aranda fix things? (1:12:52) What do we know about the Kansas Jayhawks? Anything?


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

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

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

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

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

  • Mailbag! Georgia loses top WR, Lincoln Riley vs. Ryan Day, more (03/26)

    The Cover 3 crew is back with another mailbag! Let’s first start with some of the biggest news in college football. Star WR George Pickens tore his ACL in spring practice for the Georgia Bulldogs. Damn it. (2:00) Lincoln Riley is against intraconference transfers. What are our thoughts on this situation? (9:00) Lincoln Riley vs Ryan Day? Who would you go with? (17:00) Are any schools going to make the jump into elite recruiting anytime soon? (20:00) Which Power 5 schools have no chance to ever make the College Football Playoff? (25:50) Has the transfer portal changed the way that schools recruit quarterbacks? (33:30) Could the ‘no punting’ analytics approach work at a Power 5? (38:15)


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

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

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

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

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

  • Spring Gleaning: Big Ten West (03/24)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s B1G WEEK! We start the week off talking about the Big Ten West. And we kick things off with the Northwestern Wildcats. Pat Fitzgerald signed a massive extension… are you buying stock? (13:10) The Iowa Hawkeyes turned things around at the end of the year with wins over Wisconsin and Penn State. Do they have the juice this season? (22:08) The Wisconsin Badgers had a wild season last year. Graham Mertz went crazy… and then COVID. Will the Badgers bounce back this year? (35:15) Minnesota went 3-4 last season. Not a great season for P.J. Fleck and the Golden Gophers. Are we rowing the boat this year? (46:09) The Nebraska Cornhuskers are not having fun. Scott Frost is looking for hope. Can he find it? (57:54) Purdue and the curious case of Rondale Moore. That was the theme of last season. Can Jeff Brohm figure things out this season? (1:04:10) Tom Fornelli tells us EVERYTHING you should know about Illinois. Bret Bielema is there. Now what?


    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 Gleaning: Big Ten East (03/23)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s B1G WEEK! We start the week off talking about the Big Ten East. The Ohio State Buckeyes are losing Justin Fields — What is Ryan Day going to do this year? (12:18) Penn State had a terrible shortened season. Is James Franklin ever off the hot seat? (24:27) Michigan gave Jim Harbaugh a small extension. Do we have any faith in things ever going right? (36:43) Mel Tucker didn’t have any spring practices in year one. Will this team look better in year two? (48:16) Did Indiana get snubbed from last year’s Big Ten Championship? Tom Allen got a big pay raise. Can they unseat Ohio State? (58:15) Maryland is rebuilding under Mike Locksley and he did that with snagging a 5-star linebacker in the 2021 class. How do the Terps shape up for this season? (1:04:50) Greg Schiano is back at Rutgers and they played decent football! Finally getting a win in the Big Ten. Has he built the foundation?


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

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

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

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

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

  • Mailbag! The best sponsorships for CFB teams (03/19)

    Listeners join the fun as we brainstorm sponsorships for college football teams. In the wake of Michigan State announcing its naming rights partnership with Rocket Mortgage, we asked you to submit suggestions for college football sponsorship pairings. We begin the mailbag with listener suggestions (3:00) then offer our own to the conversation (13:30). Then it's on to how much apparel deals impact recruiting (22:30), what former offensive "gurus" could see their systems be successful today (32:15) and the toughest job in each Power Five conference (45:15). 


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

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

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

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

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

  • Spring Gleaning: SEC West (03/17)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s SEC week! Spring gleaning! Today we’ll break down the biggest storylines for every school in the SEC West! Is anyone going to unseat Alabama? A lot of talent leaving, but a lot of talent stepping up. (13:48) Jimbo Fisher was so close to an SEC title game appearance, but just missed out on that and the playoff. No more Kellen Mond… now what? (26:01) Out with Gus Malzahn and in with Bryan Harsin. What can the former Boise State head coach get done at Auburn? (36: ) The LSU Tigers fell off last season. Can Ed Orgeron get the magic back in the Bayou? (46:11) Ole Miss Rebels survived year one of the Lane Train. Can Kiffin’s flashy football make a leap in year two? (51:23) Sam Pittman heads into year two at Arkansas. A surprise in year one. What do we think of the Hogs this spring? (57:09) Mississippi State was a mess in year one of the Mike Leach era. The team set records in the first game and then… woof.


    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 Gleaning: SEC East (03/15)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s SEC week! Spring gleaning! Today we’ll break down the biggest storylines for every school in the SEC East. The Florida Gators lost in the SEC Championship game and Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts are gone. What happens now? (17:50) Are the Georgia Bulldogs going to be better in 2021? What can we expect from JT Daniels? (28:45) Missouri Tigers football team called out the Cover 3 crew at the end of last season. Will they beat our expectations again this year? (39:00) Kentucky and Mark Stoops are back with a big question mark at quarterback. Danger in Lexington? (47:45) So many changes at Tennessee. New coach. New team. Key players leaving. (53:25) South Carolina hired Shane Beamer this offseason. We have our doubts. (59:10) Is Clark Lea the savior of Vanderbilt football? We know Barton Simmons will be.


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

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

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

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

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

  • Mailbag! What NFL coach would be best in college, bowl games in the fall, more (03/11)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s a mailbag Friday! We’re answering YOUR questions. We start with the biggest news. Duke basketball has COVID breakout and Jeff Long is out as Kansas AD. (15:51) Someone asked which NFL coaches could make good CFB coaches and which CFB coaches would make good NFL coaches. (25:00) Someone asked what Wisconsin can do to get over the Ohio State hurdle. (31:00) Someone asked if as a parent do you allow your kids to pick their own teams or do you pass your fandom down to them. (39:43) Someone asked us about McKenzie Milton’s status and what are some of the best CFB comeback stories. (42:47) Someone asked about the College Football Playoff and bowl games, and where they should fit in the schedule. (51:52) Someone asked if Boston College could be a Top 25 team soon. (56:04) The Michigan State men’s basketball team now has a presenting sponsor! What will this mean for the future of college athletics?


    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 Gleaning: ACC Coastal (03/10)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s ACC week here at Cover 3 - we did the Atlantic division on Monday now we’re hitting on the Coastal division. Before we get into it go check out the All Things Covered podcast! This week’s guest is Nick Saban and he opens up to Bryant McFadden and Patrick Peterson about his time at Alabama and the NFL. (4:00) What do you need to know about the North Carolina Tar Heels. How special can this team be? (14:52) The Miami Hurricanes were a game away from playing for an ACC Championship. What exceptions do we have for Manny Diaz’s squad this year? (30:44) What is happening at Virginia Tech? Is Justin Fuente in trouble? (42:00) We tried to let all Virginia fans know we respect Bronco Mendenhall. Now let’s talk about the Cavaliers. (48:00) Are things okay at Georgia Tech? (53:33) Stonk check! Are you buying stock in the Pittsburgh Panthers? (1:00:50) The Duke Blue Devils had one of the worst seasons David Cutcliffe has ever had. Will things be any different this season?


    Link to enter into the opportunity for a Bracket Engineer Zoom Call with Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander of the Eye On College Basketball Podcast plus Kenny Smith: https://nissanbracketengineer.splashthat.com/


    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/

  • 🚨 Les Miles OUT at Kansas, what's next for the Jayhawks? (03/09) 🚨

    Instant reaction to the breaking news that Kansas and Miles have parted ways. Late Monday night, Kansas athletic director Jeff Long announced that the school and Les Miles have reached a "mutual agreement" to part ways after the reports of his inappropriate behavior around women during his time at LSU. Danny Kanell and Chip Patterson react to the news, including what Kansas should hope for in terms of its football future and the challenge for Jeff Long and others to defend their own positions after hiring Miles to lead the program.


    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/

  • Spring Gleaning: ACC Atlantic (03/08)

    The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s ACC week here at Cover 3 - but first let’ dive into the Les Miles situation going down at both Kansas and LSU. (18:20) Let’s get to our Spring Gleaning with what’s going on at Clemson. (28:58) Florida State storylines this spring. (38:38) NC State storylines this spring (46:16) Louisville storylines this spring. (51:41) Boston College storylines this spring. (55:12) Wake Forest storylines this spring. (59:40) Syracuse storylines 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

    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! Zach Wilson and Trevor Lawrence trade teams for 2020, what happens? (03/05)

    Answering listener questions on the NFL Draft, iconic bowl games and more. First, calling back to our mailbag questions about coach fights, a listener asks for our ideal starting five basketball team of college football coaches (04:30). Then, how Clemson and BYU would have fared in 2020 with each other's quarterbacks (17:55), our favorite editions of the most iconic bowl games (36:50) and a listener presents their case for a new wrinkle to the popular College Football Playoff expansion format (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

    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/

  • 2021 Super Seniors Draft (03/03)

    Discussing the impact of seniors returning for a bonus year in 2021 and drafting the best of the bunch. First, from coaches to administration to players, looking at the many different motivations for taking advantage of the "super senior" opportunity and how the addition of nearly 1,000 FBS players might impact the sport. Then it's on to the Super Seniors Draft with Bud, Tom and Chip taking turns to pick the most impactful veterans expected to return thanks to the NCAA's extra year of eligibility.


    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/

  • 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/

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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. 

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  • 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/

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  • 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

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  • 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. 

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

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  • 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/

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  • 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

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    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

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  • 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

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

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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

    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: 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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

    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/

  • 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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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