Cover 3 College Football

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

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Mailbag! Cam Newton’s 2010 run, QB battles, more. Plus: Trayveon Williams talks teaching, NIL, Aggies in 2022 (08/11)

The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions and talks to former Texas A&M standout Trayveon Williams. First, the Big Ol Bag of Mail gets rolling with a question of what’s the “worst” team that the 2010 version of Cam Newton could have led to a national championship in 2021 (2:00). Then it’s on to more listener questions on quarterback competitions (12:30) in fall camp and the recent history of Week Zero in college football (25:00). Former Texas A&M and current Cincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams then stops by (29:03) for a wide-ranging discussion that covers NIL, his new role as a professor at Texas A&M’s law school, the needs of the modern athlete and his expectations for the Aggies in 2022. Finally it’s back to the mailbag to talk Tennessee’s ceiling under Josh Heupel (45:00), the uphill battle for Northeastern schools to achieve national relevance (53:00) and more!   Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 10m
Aug 11
2022 College Football Win Totals: SEC West (08/10)

The Cover 3 crew picks win totals for Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU and more. First, whether the Crimson Tide will show up in Atlanta on the first Saturday in December with 12 regular season wins (1:45), what to expect from a Texas A&M team that’s shown the ability to hang with Alabama (11:18) and whether Ole Miss can maintain a high win count after notable turnover on the field and on the sideline (20:49). Then, Arkansas’ chances against some tough non-conference foes (31:59), expectations for LSU in year one with Brian Kelly (40:09), whether Mississippi State is ready for a jump in year three with Mike Leach (47:02) and Bryan Harsin’s on-field response to the off-field turnover as Auburn heads into a pivotal year (52:55). Plus, reacting to major injury news at Wake Forest (1:02:44) and Florida (1:07:20).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 13m
Aug 10
2022 College Football Win Totals: SEC East (08/08)

The Cover 3 crew picks win totals for Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and more. First, whether the reigning national champions are ready to reload and pull off a 12-0 regular season (2:30), how the expectations for Kentucky have changed and whether the 2022 Wildcats are poised to notch nine or 10 wins (15:23), how far an explosive offense can take Tennessee (24:00) and how much improvement is reasonable in year one with Billy Napier at Florida (31:00). Plus, South Carolina looks for a boost from Spencer Rattler (47:00), what Missouri needs to find its way into a bowl game (57:15) and whether Vanderbilt can hit its win total in the non-conference slate before a tough SEC schedule (1:05:15). Finally, reacting to the sudden resignation of Oklahoma assistant Cale Gundy and the release of the preseason Coaches Poll (1:11:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 23m
Aug 08
Mailbag! What has to happen for the SEC to miss the College Football Playoff? (08/04)

The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on coaching hires, the playoff, more. First, with a couple of bills in the works from senators on both sides of the aisle, what will come from the latest round of congressional action around college sports, specifically efforts to standardize NIL and athletes’ rights (2:30)? Then it’s on to the Big Ol Bag of Mail and live audience questions, starting with the series of events that could lead to the SEC having no teams in the College Football Playoff at the end of 2022 (14:30). Plus, what program has done the worst job of hiring coaches in the 21st Century (26:00), whether schools are hurt when their NFL Draft picks don’t pan out at the next level (32:40), the best fight songs (39:00), the most attractive jobs among the “academic focused” FBS programs (44:00) and how to treat a fan of a rival school when you encounter one in unfamiliar territory (48:30).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58m
Aug 04
2022 College Football Win Totals: Big Ten West (08/03)

The Cover 3 crew breaks down the wide-open West with picks for Wisconsin, Iowa and more. First, Wisconsin looks for a bounce back after failing to win the division in 2021 (2:14), Nebraska looks to flip close losses into wins and make a bowl for the first time with Scott Frost as head coach (10:57) and what to expect from reigning division champion Iowa (19:19). Then, Purdue has two superstars to replace among other questions heading into 2022 (30:07), Minnesota reunites QB Tanner Morgan with his old OC (39:59), Illinois will have a new-look offense (47:58) and what Northwestern needs to make it to the postseason (55:34).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 7m
Aug 03
2022 College Football Win Totals: Big Ten East (08/01)

The Cover 3 crew picks over or under for Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and more. First, whether a loaded Ohio State team is poised to go 12-0 and reclaim its spot atop the Big Ten (2:30) and how a friendly schedule sets up for another impressive record for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan (12:30). Then, Penn State looks for a bounce back (19:00), Michigan State hopes to build on last year’s success (30:20), how a high-powered Maryland offense can have the Terps bowling again (38:00) and what needs to break right for Indiana (42:30) and Rutgers (47:30) to find their way to the postseason.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55m
Aug 01
Big Ten expansion reports, future of the CFP, Michigan’s approach to NIL, more! (07/28)

The Cover 3 crew talks conference realignment, playoff expansion and more. First, reacting to some of the headlines and news stemming from Big Ten media days, including whether the league is gearing up for more expansion after adding USC and UCLA earlier this summer (1:40) and what commissioner Kevin Warren’s comments suggest about the future of College Football Playoff expansion (13:00). Then it’s on to the Big Ol Bag of Mail, debating whether Michigan or Notre Dame will win their next national title first (29:00), Michigan’s approach to recruiting and NIL (34:00), the most entertaining teams to watch if you can only drop in on a game for 30 minutes (40:20) and much more.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58m
Jul 28
2022 College Football Win Totals picks: ACC Coastal (07/27)

The Cover 3 crew picks win totals for Miami, UNC, Pitt and more. First, setting realistic expectations for Miami in year one of the Mario Cristobal era (3:55) and Pitt’s efforts to repeat as Coastal Division champions after losing a star quarterback, star wide receiver and the offensive coordinator who led that explosive unit (14:45). Then, North Carolina has its own turnover and readjusted expectations after falling short in 2021 (23:20), Virginia’s ceiling for year one with Tony Elliott (32:40), whether Virginia Tech’s many transfers can gel with first-year coach Brent Pry (39:17), an uphill climb of a schedule for Geoff Collins at Georgia Tech (47:36) and what’s in store for year one with Mike Elko at Duke (55:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 6m
Jul 27
2022 College Football Win Totals picks: ACC Atlantic (07/25)

The Cover 3 crew picks win totals for Clemson, NC State, Florida State and more. First, how quarterback play expectations impact whether Clemson will rebound in 2022 (2:20), a favorable non-conference schedule sets up for a potentially historic year in Raleigh for NC State (13:00) and the one thing that could hold reigning Atlantic Division champion Wake Forest from reaching the conference championship game again (21:45). Then, Florida State looks to go bowling for the first time under. Mike Norvell (31:00), Boston College’s dynamic QB-WR duo (42:00), how far Malik Cunningham can carry Louisville (48:20) and Syracuse faces an uphill battle to go bowling despite star power at running back and linebacker (54:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 4m
Jul 25
SEC & ACC Media Day Madness; Dabo is all-in on DJ! Kirby Smart is the new $100M man! EXPANSION! REALIGNMENT! FUN!

It’s supposed to be a mailbag episode but SEC and ACC Media Days are here and we’ve learned a ton. Let’s hit on some of the biggest talking points and what you need to know. Coaches talked. Players talked. Commissioners talked. The ACC is trying to survive realignment. Will it work? (11:25) Pat Narduzzi had some interesting comments about Pitt’s offense last year. Not sure he was right, but it’s interesting! (18:55) Dabo Swinney is all in on DJ again? Could this be a thing!? (25:30) The Turnover Chain is gone at Miami. Pour one out! (35:00) Greg Sankey kicked things off for the SEC. (41:00) Kirby Smart is the big money man in college football now! Signed a HUGE extension with Georgia. (43:55) More SEC Media Day talk! (49:30) Big 12 and Pac-12 talks seems to have fallen apart. Have they? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59m
Jul 21
2022 College Football Win Totals picks: Big 12, Pt. 2 (07/20)

The Cover 3 crew breaks down the win totals for Texas, Baylor, TCU and more. First, Big 12 betting favorite Texas enters year two with Steve Sarkisian after a 5-7 debut in 2021 (2:00) while reigning conference champion Baylor has plenty to replace as it looks to repeat (11:00). Then, Sonny Dykes takes over at TCU (17:15), Neal Brown faces a tough schedule at West Virginia (26:45) and expectations for an explosive offense are back at Texas Tech (35:45).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49m
Jul 20
2022 College Football Win Totals picks: Big 12, Pt. 1 (07/18)

The Cover 3 crew breaks down the win totals for Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and more. First, should we assume Oklahoma will bounce back and play for the Big 12 title in 2022 with first-year coach Brent Venables (4:15) and can Bedlam rival Oklahoma State stay at the top of the standings after losing several key pieces on defense (14:20)? Then, what to expect from Adrian Martinez at Kansas State (24:20), year seven with Matt Campbell at Iowa State (30:10) and Lance Leipold’s efforts to rebuild Kansas (41:00).    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51m
Jul 18
What teams have the talent to win a national champions in 2022? (07/14)

The Cover 3 crew talks recruiting, conference realignment and more. First, with the release of the Blue Chip Ratio for 2022, who are the schools who have signed enough four-star and five-star talent over a four-year span to meet the minimum requirements for winning a national championship (1:45)? Then it’s on to the Big Ol Bag of Mail, with questions focused on the impact of USC and UCLA on Big Ten recruiting (15:30), why North Carolina is a valuable target for conference expansion in the Big Ten or SEC (20:00), whether schools might be kicked out of mega conferences (31:00) and some of the top defensive backs and DB rooms in the country (41:17).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53m
Jul 14
2022 College Football Win Totals picks: Pac-12 South (07/13)

The Cover 3 crew breaks down the win totals for USC, Utah and the rest of the South. First, what’s the instant impact of Lincoln Riley and Caleb Williams going to do for USC as the Trojans eye a return to the top of the conference (4:00)? Then the conversation turns to the reigning Pac-12 champion Utah Utes (15:48) and Chip Kelly’s expectations after a breakthrough season for UCLA (23:20). Finally, uncertainty around Arizona State makes predictions difficult (29:30), Colorado faces a tough non-conference schedule (37:40) and Arizona hits the field for year two with Jedd Fisch after being the “best one-win team in the country.”  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52m
Jul 13
2022 College Football Win Totals picks: Pac-12 North (07/11)

The Cover 3 crew breaks down the win totals for Oregon, Washington and more. First, while division titles won’t determine the Pac-12 championship in 2022 there’s one preseason contender that stands out from the rest of the group. So we ask: can Oregon reach double-digit wins and contend for a conference title in Dan Lanning’s first year (4:30)? Then, what to expect from Washington in year one with Karen DeBoer (10:45) and Oregon State faces a brutal schedule after a breakthrough season in 2021 (19:00). Finally, Cal is looking for some more offense (25:00), Washington State has an intriguing transfer quarterback (34:00) and Stanford has one of the top NFL prospects at quarterback in the conference but the outlook suggests an uphill climb to make it back to a bowl this fall (40:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49m
Jul 11
Mailbag: What program is about to have its best season in a decade? (07/07)

The Cover 3 crew talks the Big 12, realignment, the NCAA losing power and more. First, what’s the state of the Big 12 in the current realignment environment (1:00) and has the narrative about Big 12 defenses changed with the recent success of teams like Oklahoma State and Baylor (12:00). Then it’s on to Oklahoma State specifically and where they stand in realignment (20:00) before a wide-ranging discussion on the Power Five programs poised to have their best seasons in the last 10 years (24:25). Finally, what brought about the NCAA’s decline in power over college football (42:34) and a question regarding Pitt’s future and whether the Panthers would be a target for Big Ten expansion.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 4m
Jul 07
Conference realignment updates, Mystery Teams for 2022 (07/06)

The Cover 3 discusses Big Ten expansion, what’s next for the Pac-12 and more. First, a deep dive into the latest on the conference realignment, starting with one factor driving the schools that might be attractive to the Big Ten (4:00). Then it’s on to reports of the Big 12 targeting Pac-12 schools for its own expansion (15:10) and where the ACC stands, including whether the Grant of Rights is strong enough to keep the Big Ten and SEC from poaching the league’s most valuable brands (24:00). Finally the focus turns back to the action on the field, spotlighting teams that experts can’t agree on because of their wildcard status. Oklahoma State (40:15), Michigan State (46:30), Ole Miss (49:30), Kansas State (54:00), Miami (56:00) and more all get discussed as we look at the “Mystery Teams” for 2022.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Nominate the Cover 3 Podcast in the “Sports” category of the The People’s Choice Podcast Awards! http://podcastawards.com/app/signup Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 5m
Jul 06
Bud's Summer School: Cal, Washington State, and Fresno State!

It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Jackson Moore (Cal & Fresno State) and Jamey Vinnick (Washington State) join the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44m
Jul 04
Mailbag! QBs poised for breakthrough in 2022, what CFB players would win Survivor, more (06/30)

The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Ohio State, the next Kenny Pickett and more. First, what odds would the Cover 3 sports book set for Arch Manning being a Heisman finalist at any point during his time at Texas (1:17). Then, what current college football players would be strong contestants on the hit show Survivor (8:25), how long it will take Jim Knowles to have an impact on the Ohio State defense (16:41), quarterbacks who could have a Kenny Pickett-like breakthrough season (22:00) and Wisconsin’s chances to make the College Football Playoff (29:00). Plus, what program could end up being the “next Nebraska” (39:30) and whether Florida State would hire Urban Meyer if given the opportunity (49:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56m
Jul 01
🚨EMERGENCY EPISODE🚨 USC and UCLA to join the Big Ten!

The Cover 3 crew react to USC and UCLA's decision to join the Big Ten! 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19m
Jun 30
Who has the toughest schedule in the country for 2022? (06/29)

The Cover 3 crew talks QB recruits, changes in the ACC and strength of schedule. First, checking in with the latest from the 2023 quarterbacks and some of the top passers in the sport from the Elite 11 camp in southern California (1:15) then reacting to the news of the Big 12 tapping an executive from the professional ranks to be its next conference commissioner (7:05). After that it's on to analysis of the ACC's new 3-5-5 scheduling model as it says goodbye to the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions (21:15) and shining a spotlight on the toughest schedules in college football for 2022 (31:35). Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 2m
Jun 29
Bud's Summer School: All things Penn State Nittany Lions!

It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Daniel Gallen (Penn State) joins the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31m
Jun 28
Arch Manning impact on Texas recruiting, Miami-Florida NIL drama, CFB Trade Machine (06/27)

The Cover 3 crew discusses the recruiting trail, NIL and proposes trades in college football. First, Texas has surged into the top five of the national recruiting rankings after not only Arch Manning’s commitment last Thursday but six more high-profile commits that followed over the next four days. Why the flurry is not a huge surprise, and what this class could mean for Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns’ future (2:00). Then, NIL is at the center of post-commitment drama between Miami and Florida after four-star QB Jaden Rashada chose the Hurricanes over the Gators (12:00) and what’s next for UAB after Bill Clark’s resignation due to health issues (31:46). Finally, with NBA trades trending the crew fires up the CFB Trade Machine to propose and grade trades between 2022 teams (37:00).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 2m
Jun 27
Mailbag! Coaches who would make great in-laws, Mike Vick in the NIL era, more (06/24)

The Cover 3 crew talks first-year coaches and reflects on Mike Vick’s college career. Questions from the Big Ol Bag of Mail include what the NIL market would have looked like for Michael Vick during his time in college (3:30), factors that explain the SEC’s dominance in this run of claiming 12 of the last 16 national championship (12:55) and the first-year coaches most likely to succeed and the ones most likely to disappoint in 2022 (24:15). Plus, what coaches would you want as a father-in-law (39:45) and the recruiting impact of Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC (52:40).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57m
Jun 24
🚨 5-star QB Arch Manning commits to Texas over Alabama and Georgia (06/23) 🚨

The Cover 3 crew breaks down the biggest college football recruiting news of 2022. Arch Manning, the nephew of Peyton and Eli and the No. 1 prospect in the 2022 recruiting cycle, announced his commitment to Texas on Thursday. Manning chose the Longhorns over Alabama and Georgia, giving Steve Sarkisian his biggest recruiting win as a head coach. Chip Patterson and Bud Elliott react to the news and discuss what it means for Quinn Ewers and the future of Longhorns football as well as what's next for Alabama and Georgia. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12m
Jun 23
Dark Horse Candidates for 2022 (06/22)

The Cover 3 crew picks some overlooked teams that could make some noise in 2022. First, looking at Louisville’s work on the recruiting trail for the 2023 cycle in the wake of beating out Alabama, Ohio State and others for a 5-star running back (1:30). But the Buckeyes aren’t too concerned as they made their own waves by landing two five-star wide receivers in back-to-back days (11:00), and the recruiting talk wraps with the latest in Arch Manning after his visit to Texas (17:30). Then it’s on to our dark horse candidates for 2022, featuring a spotlight on a Big Ten team not named Ohio State (29:40), three teams to note in the Big 12 (35:00), a couple ACC teams that could challenge Clemson for the conference title (40:00), an SEC West team poised to be a tough out for all the contenders (49:00) and many more overlooked teams we’re excited to see in 2022.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 8m
Jun 22
Bud's Summer School: All things Ohio State Buckeyes!

It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Dave Biddle (Ohio State) joins the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35m
Jun 21
Bud's Summer School: TCU and Texas Tech!

It's time for Bud Elliott's Summer School series. Each episode Bud will break down some schools with the writers from 247Sports. The latest intel on the program, players you need to know, expectations for the 2022 season, and more! Today Jeremy Clark (TCU) and Jarret Johnson (Texas Tech) join the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42m
Jun 20
NCAA investigating NIL, Michigan’s QB room, is James Franklin facing pressure to win big? (06/16)

The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Michigan, Penn State and Clemson. First, with reports that the NCAA has visited Miami to look into NIL, is there any threat of the Hurricanes, or any other programs, facing penalties (2:00)? Then it’s on to the Big Ol Bag of Mail, starting with the biggest offseason move that wasn’t a coach or a quarterback (14:15) and wondering whether Michigan needs to turn the starting QB job over to J.J. McCarthy (24:00). Plus, after two disappointing seasons how much pressure is James Franklin facing to win big at Penn State (34:00), is Dabo Swinney going down a Mark Dantonio path (41:45) and highlighting our favorite Group of Five conferences and teams that will contend for the New Year’s Six (47:30).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55m
Jun 16
2022 Cover 3 Coach Draft (06/15)

The Cover 3 crew assembles their dream coaching staffs, draft style. With quarterbacks, pass catchers, linemen and backers all drafted, the crew needs coaches to lead them on the field. The six-round draft requires each host to pick one head coach, one offensive coordinator, one defensive coordinator and three position coaches. The draft starts with a no-nonsense pick at No. 1 (4:00) but it quickly turns with two position coaches and a defensive coordinator getting selected in the first five picks (10:00). The draft did produce plenty of Ohio State connections but also multiple picks from Georgia and Oklahoma (28:00). Finally, grading all four drafts and analysis of the best coaches not selected (44:30).  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Get 20% off Cover 3 merch in the CBS Sports Store:  https://store.cbssports.com/collections/cover-3?utm_source=podcast-apple-com&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=buy-our-merch&utm_content=cover-3-collection 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58m
Jun 15