Cover 3 College Football Podcast

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

Cover 3 College Football Podcast

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

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  • Week 4 Instant Reaction: Top-10 shakeups, Kansas should be ranked, Tennessee and Ohio State show out (09/25)

    The Cover 3 crew recaps Oklahoma's loss, Tennessee's win and the biggest scores and results from Week 4. First, with Kansas State's upset of Oklahoma final shortly as the show goes live, the conversation starts with a look what it means for both teams and the Big 12moving forward (1:08). Then, Texas A&M bounces back against Arkansas (8:03), Tennessee snaps a losing streak to Florida (15:10), Miami's bad loss to Middle Tennessee (24:25) and Texas' tough loss at Texas Tech (30:57). Plus, the disastrous finish to Auburn-Missouri (35:06), Oregon's wild win against Washington State (41:05), Clemson surviving double-overtime against Wake Forest (52:07) and projecting the new AP Top 25 college football rankings (55:45).


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Episodes of This Show

  • College football best bets: Tennessee-Florida, Ohio State-Wisconsin, more Week 4 LOCKS (09/22)

    The Cover 3 crew shares their favorite college football picks for the weekend. After a brief recap of Week 3 results and a dive into the weeknight action (11:20), the attention turns to Saturday. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Clemson-Wake Forest (13:55), Michigan-Maryland (18:35), Tennessee-Florida (20:45), Oregon-Washington State (25:35), Texas A&M-Arkansas (27:54), Ohio State-Wisconsin (31:40), USC-Oregon State (36:14), Kansas-Duke (41:16), TCU-SMU (43:34), Alabama-Vanderbilt (45:42), Florida State-Boston College (47:01), Ole Miss-Tulsa (48:30), Iowa State-Baylor (50:27), Washington-Stanford (55:00), Oklahoma-Kansas State (58:30), North Carolina-Notre Dame (1:01:24), Georgia-Kent State (1:08:46) and much more, including the underdogs to take straight up in MoneyLine Sprinkles (1:11:20). 


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  • Mailbag! End of Bedlam, early results vs. preseason expectations, more (09/21)

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Alabama, Nebraska, Notre Dame and more. First, addressing some of the news of the week with both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State athletic directors indicating the Bedlam series is done when the Sooners go to the SEC (1:00), plus the fall out from injury news out of Auburn (6:00) and Stanford (10:00). Then, on the questions from listeners and live viewers that include the teams who have changed our expectations the most through three weeks (11:45), the best matchups if we could set them up like fight promoters (19:25), Nick Saban’s decision to keep Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator (26:30), strong football starts for traditional basketball schools (31:15) and the realistic ceiling for Notre Dame in 2022 (44:10). 



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  • Early Bird LOCKS for weeknight games: West Virginia-Virginia Tech, Syracuse-Virginia, more! (09/20)

    The Cover 3 crew breaks down the Thursday and Friday college football schedule. Emory Hunt joins Chip Patterson to preview and offer best bets for West Virginia-Virginia Tech (1:45), Coastal Carolina-Georgia State (6:42), Illinois-Chattanooga (11:45), Syracuse-Virginia (16:13), and Boise State-UTEP (24:06). Plus, how Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders has taken the leap in his sophomore season and what to expect from Deion Sanders if he's targeted as a candidate in an upcoming coaching search (28:30).

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  • What Power Five school will be next to fire its coach? What's the ceiling for Florida State?

    The Cover 3 crew talks coaching carousel and more from Week 3 action. First, more fallout from Herm Edwards getting fired at Arizona State (1:00) and making sense of a busy weekend for "Urban Meyer to Nebraska" rumors (13:53) before a larger coaching carousel discussion regarding possible openings at Auburn, Louisville and Georgia Tech (18:10). Then, Upon Further Review dives deeper into what we learned from Florida State (29:06), Miami (38:20), USC (44:33), Arkansas (53:54), Ole Miss (55:30) and more in Week 3.


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  • Herm Edwards OUT at Arizona State: Potential fallout, candidates, and discussion | Cover 3

    Herm Edwards is out as the head coach of Arizona State after an embarrassing loss to Eastern Michigan.

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  • Week 3 Instant Reaction: Georgia flexes, Penn State surges, Kansas should be ranked (09/18)

    The Cover 3 shares highlights and reaction to the college football weekend. The reaction show goes live during the second half of Miami-Texas A&M (1:55) so the conversation begins with one of the many wild things we saw on Saturday: Syracuse’s late win against Purdue (3:48). Then, Georgia solidifying its position as No. 1 in the country (9:18), Oklahoma’s impressive statement at Nebraska (14:32) and Lance Leipold’s impact on Kansas football (21:26). Then, projecting the new AP Top 25 college football rankings (24:43), recapping Washington’s win against Michigan State (26:00) and Appalachian State’s Hail Mary finish against Troy (33:50). Plus, Oregon-BYU (41:02), Penn State-Auburn (49:23), Vandebilt cashing the win total Over by October (57:25) and reaction to Texas A&M’s win against Miami as the game goes final (59:45). 



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  • College football best bets: Texas A&M-Miami, Penn State-Auburn, Oklahoma-Nebraska and more Week 3 LOCKS (09/15)

    The Cover 3 crew shares their favorite college football picks for the weekend. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Florida State-Louisville (8:30), Oklahoma-Nebraska (15:50), Texas A&M-Miami (21:00), Penn State-Auburn (26:17), Georgia-South Carolina (30:37), Minnesota-Colorado (34:25), Michigan State-Washington (39:00), NC State-Texas Tech (42:45), Ole Miss-Georgia Tech (46:27), Houston-Kansas (49:00), Vanderbilt-Northern Illinois (51:50), Texas UTSA (53:26), USC-Fresno State (56:00), Maryland-SMU (57:05), Virginia-Ole Dominion (58:10), Iowa-Nevada (59:45) and the underdogs to take straight up in MoneyLine Sprinkles (1:04:40). 



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  • How many Power Five teams would trade for Stetson Bennett? SKETCH WEEK breakdowns, more (09/14)

    The Cover 3 crew talks biggest Week 3 matchups and Stetson Bennett. First, how does Tyler Buchner's shoulder injury change Notre Dame's ceiling and expectations in 2022 (1:00)? Then it's on to a breakdown of big-time matchups of teams we can't trust in what has deemed "Sketch. Week" in college football. What do we know, and what can we expect from BYU-Oregon (11:30), Texas A&M-Miami (18:55) and Penn State-Auburn (28:38)? Finally, a couple of questions from the Big Ol Bag of Mail, highlighted by how many Power Five teams would trade their starting quarterback for Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (38:00).


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  • Upon Further Review: Nebraska candidates, AP Top 25 reaction, Quinn Ewers injury (09/12)

    The Cover 3 crew talks more Scott Frost and fallout from Week 2. First, more thoughts on Scott Frost’s firing at Nebraska including the reported list of candidates and what’s next for Frost (1:30), then what to expect from Texas with Quinn Ewers reportedly sidelined for 4-6 weeks (13:50) and questions for the voters in the AP Top 25 college football rankings based on who is, and isn’t, ranked near the bottom of the poll (19:35). Then Upon Further Review highlights Week 2 lessons learned from Iowa (41:25), the Pac-12 (45:00) and Michigan (47:44), plus a debate on how many teams make up the top tier of the sport (54:20). 


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  • ūüö® Nebraska fires Scott Frost after Georgia Southern loss in Week 2 (09/11) ūüö®

    The Cover 3 crew reacts to Nebraska's decision to part way with Scott Frost. Chip Patterson and Danny Kanell discuss Frost's dismissal after going 16-31 as the Cornhuskers' head coach, including what contributed to the team's lack of success and why the school made this move now considering the specifics of the buyout. Plus, coaches that will be rumored and won't get the job, coaches that may be asked and won't want the job and possible targets as athletic director Trev Alberts begins the search for Nebraska's next football coach.


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  • Week 2 Instant Reaction: Texas A&M, Notre Dame fall to the Sun Belt, Alabama survives against Texas, more! (09/11)

    The Cover 3 crew talks Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Georgia and more. First, in a day filled with upsets one of the most significant results was a near-upset as Alabama won 20-19 at Texas (1:40). After a discussion of the Crimson Tide’s struggles and what’s next for Texas without Quinn Ewers the attention turns to the biggest upsets with Appalachian State over Texas A&M (16:36), Marshall over Notre Dame (21:15) and Georgia Southern over Nebraska (26:30). Plus, Iowa State snaps its losing streak to Iowa (30:10), Kentucky picks up a huge road win at Florida (34:32), Tennessee outlasts Pitt in overtime (38:40) and much more from a chaotic and thrilling Week 2 slate in college football. 


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  • College football best bets: Alabama-Texas, Tennessee-Pitt and more Week 2 LOCKS

    The Cover 3 shares their favorite college football picks for the weekend. Game breakdowns, previews and picks included for Louisville-UCF (7:33), Alabama-Texas (11:20), Florida-Kentucky (18:30), Tennessee-Pitt (22:13), Baylor-BYU (26:25), Iowa-Iowa State (30:38), Northwestern-Duke (35:46), USC-Stanford (39:39), West Virginia-Kansas (41:59), Cal-UNLV (43:38), Air Force-Colorado (46:01), Oklahoma State-Arizona State (49:40), Memphis-Navy (50:49), North Carolina-Georgia State (51:46), Wake Forest-Vanderbilt (54:15) and the underdogs to take straight up in MoneyLine Sprinkles (1:00:35). 


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  • Clemson‚Äôs QBs, AP Top 25 poll reaction, best Week 2 games to watch (09/07)

    The Cover 3 crew breaks down the games to watch in Week 2 of college football. First, tackling some of the biggest news of the week with the return of Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman (1:15), then grading DJ Uiagalelei and Clemson‚Äôs offense after its 2022 debut against Georgia Tech (5:30) and reacting to the AP Top 25 poll with a focus on both Georgia and Florida (16:41). Then it‚Äôs on to a Week 2 Game Draft trying to spotlight the games you don‚Äôt want to miss on Saturday (24:20) and another edition of ‚ÄúWhere He Been?‚Ä̬†(57:00).


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  • Upon Further Review: Florida State‚Äôs epic win vs. LSU, should Georgia be No. 1? (09/05)

    The Cover 3 crew recaps FSU's last-second win and debates No. 1 in CFB. First, after Florida State‚Äôs wild 24-23 win against LSU in New Orleans there‚Äôs no way to start other than an extended edition of ‚ÄúNotes To Go‚ÄĚ focusing on the win and what went wrong for the Tigers in Brian Kelly‚Äôs debut (1:00). Then it‚Äôs on to Upon Further Review with notes from Week 1 that didn‚Äôt make it into the Instant Reaction show, including Florida‚Äôs ceiling with Anthony Richardson (20:38), Oklahoma‚Äôs strong start to the Brent Venables era (24:26), whether Georgia should be the No. 1 team in the country (35:20) and how to adjust our rating of both North Carolina and NC State following Saturday‚Äôs wins against in-state foes (39:00).¬†


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  • Week 1 Reaction! Florida downs (7) Utah! (2) Ohio State moves past (5) Notre Dame! | Cover 3 College Football

    The Cover 3 crew discuss the biggest games from Week 1!

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  • ūüö®EMERGENCY EPISODEūüö® College Football Playoff expanding to 12 teams!

    Cover 3's Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli discuss the board's decision to expand and how this affects the college football landscape!

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  • Week 1 LOCKS!!! Which ranked teams WON'T live up to expectations and where to place your bets!

    The Cover 3 crew is back with another batch of fresh, hot LOCKS for Week 1! First, we recap what was a very profitable Week 0 slate! Next we hit the marquee games on Thursday (6:03), along with a few Sicko Mode plays courtesy of Bud Elliott. The guys then move on to Friday's schedule (17:50) with plays on Michigan State-Western Michigan and Illinois-Indiana. Then we move to Saturday's slate starting with NC State-East Carolina (25:17) and hit all the top ranked matchups with Ohio State-Notre Dame (30:20) and Georgia-Oregon (33:24)! And finish it up with Moneyline Sprinkles (58:00)!

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  • Mailbag! Urban Meyer at Nebraska? Florida over Utah? QB battles, more (08/31)

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Nebraska, Florida, Iowa and more. First, taking a spin around the country with predictions for the last remaining quarterback battles, focusing on LSU (4:40), Oregon (6:55), Cincinnati (10:20), TCU (12:04) and Indiana (14:04). Then on to the Big Ol Bag of Mail with questions on whether Urban Meyer would work at Nebraska (18:21), the next Blue Blood program to open (25:51), whether Florida over Utah would be considered an upset (29:24), why Phil Parker isn’t mentioned more for top DC jobs (34:29) and the debut of a new Cover 3 Game Show: Where He Been? (44:29). 


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  • College football viewer‚Äôs guide: Drafting the best Week 1 games (08/29)

    The Cover 3 crew previews the Week 1 schedule with the games to watch. First, the impact of Nebraska’s loss to Northwestern in Ireland has brought a lot of pressure on Scott Frost, but is the discussion of a coaching change premature? Plus, expectations for Auburn and its offense with TJ Finley now named the starting quarterback. Then it’s on to the draft of Week 1 matchups, where each host is tasked with picking exactly one game for Thursday night, Friday night and one game for each Saturday window (early, midday, primetime). With games taken off the board once they were selected, the result is a good look at the best action of Week 1 plus some off-the-radar options to keep your eye on. 


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  • Week 0 Instant Reaction: Scott Frost, Nebraska fall to Northwestern, Illinois and FSU cruise in wins (08/27)

    The Cover 3 crew talks Scott Frost hot seat, Texas A&M, Michigan and more. First, after Nebraska blew two double-digit leads as a double-digit favorite in a loss to Northwestern in Ireland, what’s the future look like for the Cornhuskers in 2022 and Scott Frost as the team’s head coach (1:00)? Then, what went right for Northwestern, thoughts on Illinois’ romp os Wyoming (20:25) and Florida State emerging from a weather delay with a dominant win (38:30). Finally, reaction to the starting quarterback announcements at Texas A&M and Michigan (48:56) as well as live commentary for in-progress action in North Carolina-Florida A&M and Vanderbilt-Hawaii. 


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  • College football best bets: Week 0 Locks for Nebraska-Northwestern, Illinois, Florida State and more (08/25)

    The Cover 3 crew previews the weekend with against the spread picks. College football is BACK and that means so are our Locks for every single weekend of action. Game breakdowns and picks included for Nebraska-Northwestern (4:10), Nevada-New Mexico State (10:30), Florida State-Duquesne (15:30), UNLV-Idaho State (17:47), Illinois-Wyoming (20:17), Utah State-UConn (28:20), FAU-Charlotte (34:58), North Texas-UTEP (36:40), Vanderbilt-Hawaii (39:18) and the underdogs to take straight up in MoneyLine Sprinkles (45:11). 


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  • Mailbag! Where LSU would rank in other conferences, Manti Te‚Äôo documentary, more (08/24)

    The Cover 3 crew answers questions on LSU, playoff rankings and more. First, discussing Nick Saban contract extension that makes him the highest-paid coach in the sport once again (2:54) and starting quarterback announcements at Washington (12:40) and Pitt (15:06). Then, where Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn stacks up against the best running backs in the country (23:12), where 2022 LSU would rank in other conferences (26:48), whether the College Football Playoff should release preseason rankings (35:57), the real impact of weather on college football games (43:51), whether staff shake-ups impact on-field performance and much more. 


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  • Week Zero Storylines + Camp Buzz focuses on QB battles (08/22)

    The Cover 3 crew gets you set for the first week of college football. First, what to make of the Quinn Ewers news at Texas (2:30), Michigan’s ongoing quarterback battle (9:07) and takeaways from the Big Ten’s new media rights deal (16:21). Then it’s on to Week Zero Storylines, spotlighting the pressure on Scott Frost to deliver results at Nebraska (30:30), a new offense for Illinois (37:27), North Carolina’s new starting quarterback (41:32), Vanderbilt getting year two of the Clark Lea underway at Hawaii (45:30) and one off-the-radar game to track as the day unfolds (47:52). 



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  • Win Total Locks! The season long bets that will net you some cash!

    LOCKS SZN has finally arrived! Get in on the best win total plays that you're going to find! ACC, Big Ten, Big12, Pac-12, SEC and SICKO MODE G5 plays! Get them all here!

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  • Camp Buzz: Notre Dame, Texas, Clemson, more, plus Notre Dame, BYU, G5 win totals (08/15)

    The Cover 3 crew reacts to training camp buzz and picks Notre Dame’s win total. First, injury news and a QB1 announcement from Notre Dame kicks off the first Camp Buzz segment of 2022 (2:30), then it’s on to some troubling news on the injury front at Texas (7:37) and Clemson (17:30) as well as quarterback battle buzz at Auburn and Ole Miss (21:25). Then, live reaction to Monday’s release of the AP Top 25 preseason poll (32:03) and a look at the win totals for Notre Dame (38:27), BYU (42:45), Cincinnati (47:21), Houston (52:05) and more. 


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  • Mailbag! Cam Newton‚Äôs 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‚Äôs the ‚Äúworst‚ÄĚ team that the 2010 version of Cam Newton could have led to a national championship in 2021 (2:00). Then it‚Äôs 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‚Äôs law school, the needs of the modern athlete and his expectations for the Aggies in 2022. Finally it‚Äôs back to the mailbag to talk Tennessee‚Äôs ceiling under Josh Heupel (45:00), the uphill battle for Northeastern schools to achieve national relevance (53:00) and more!¬†¬†



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  • 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). 



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  • 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). 


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  • 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‚Äô rights (2:30)? Then it‚Äôs 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‚Äôt pan out at the next level (32:40), the best fight songs (39:00), the most attractive jobs among the ‚Äúacademic focused‚ÄĚ FBS programs (44:00) and how to treat a fan of a rival school when you encounter one in unfamiliar territory (48:30).¬†


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  • 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). 


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  • 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. 


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  • Big Ten expansion reports, future of the CFP, Michigan‚Äôs 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. 


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  • 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). 


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  • 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). 



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  • 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?

  • 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). 


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  • 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).   


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  • 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). 



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  • 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äúbest one-win team in the country.‚Ä̬†


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  • 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). 



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  • 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. 



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  • Conference realignment updates, Mystery Teams for 2022 (07/06)

    The Cover 3 discusses Big Ten expansion, what‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs most valuable brands (24:00). Finally the focus turns back to the action on the field, spotlighting teams that experts can‚Äôt 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 ‚ÄúMystery Teams‚ÄĚ for 2022.¬†


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  • 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!

  • 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‚Äôs chances to make the College Football Playoff (29:00). Plus, what program could end up being the ‚Äúnext Nebraska‚ÄĚ (39:30) and whether Florida State would hire Urban Meyer if given the opportunity (49:00).¬†



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  • ūüö®EMERGENCY EPISODEūüö® USC and UCLA to join the Big Ten!

    The Cover 3 crew react to USC and UCLA's decision to join the Big Ten!

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  • 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).


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  • 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!

  • 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). 


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  • 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). 


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  • ūüö® 5-star QB Arch Manning commits to Texas over Alabama and Georgia (06/23) ūüö®

    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.


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  • 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. 


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  • 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!

  • 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!

  • NCAA investigating NIL, Michigan‚Äôs 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). 



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  • 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). 


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  • 2022 Cover 3 Oklahoma Drill Draft (06/13)

    The Cover 3 crew picks the best RBs, LBs, and linemen in college football. Draft season has moved into the trenches and with the pad-popping Oklahoma Drill Draft. The crew is challenged to pick one running back, one linebacker, two offensive linemen and two defensive linemen to make up their Oklahoma Drill roster for the 2022 college football season. The draft starts with three elite defensive players in the first round before a star running back goes off the board with the fourth overall pick (8:46). That leads to a debate around the running back position with another taken in the early third round (16:00) as well as a focus on how the offensive linemen stack up across college football in the later rounds. Finally, the crew reviews and grades all four teams drafted and shares their top players not selected (37:00). 


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  • Mailbag: High profile Michigan-Notre Dame QB recruiting battle, latest on Arch Manning, more! (06/09)

    The Cover 3 crew talks recruiting and answers mailbag questions. First, the grandson of legendary Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr is set to announce his college commitment on CBS Sports HQ on Thursday, choosing between the Wolverines, Notre Dame and others. If CJ Carr picks Notre Dame, as the 247Sports Crystal Ball suggests, what does it mean for the Fighting Irish and the Wolverines (2:00)? Then more from the recruiting trail including why Georgia and Texas seem to be leading in the Arch Manning recruitment (12:50) and how Clemson has adjusted its approach to June recruiting (21:45). Finally, questions from the Big Ol Bag of Mail (34:00) include who will win a national championship next between Wisconsin and Florida State as well as the non-SEC Power Five champion (Michigan, Pitt, Baylor, Utah) most likely to repeat in 2022. 


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

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  • 2022 Cover 3 WR/TE Draft (06/08)

    The Cover 3 crew picks the best pass catchers in college football. First, addressing some of the fan feedback from our QB Draft with more discussion on snubs and players who weren’t picked, then the attention moves on to the next phase of this roster-building process with the WR/TE Draft. The first round starts with a near-unanimous opinion on who should be No. 1 as well as a clear-cut look at the top tier of wide receivers in 2022. The second round is highlighted by the first appearances of a tight end in the draft and the third round includes two high-profile WR transfers hoping to lead their team to the College Football Playoff. Finally, tough decisions for the crew in round four with plenty of good options on the board and a review of some of the best players not drafted. 


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

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  • 2022 Cover 3 QB Draft (06/06)

    The Cover 3 crew picks the best quarterbacks in college football, draft-style. The annual selection process assembling All-Star quarterback rooms for all four hosts is back! Tune in as the first round features debates on Bryce Young vs. CJ Stroud and where Caleb Williams fits into the mix, then the second round includes a couple of transfer quarterbacks looking to make a splash with their new teams. A run of ACC quarterbacks continues on into the third round and Coastal Carolina’s Grayson McCall even lands a spot before the conclusion of the four-round draft. Finally, the crew shares more details from their big boards, talks players who didn’t get picked and the rest of the national quarterback picture in 2022. 


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

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    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://iq-mall.com/cbs/college-football/

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