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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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Bud Elliott sits down with Bucknuts’ Dave Biddle to preview Ohio State’s Upcoming season. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Gopher Illustrated’s Ryan Burns to preview Minnesota’s Upcoming season. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Go Pokes247’s McClain Baxley to preview Oklahoma State’s Upcoming season. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Ute Zone's Steve Bartle to preview Utah's Upcoming season.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Geaux247's Glenn West to preview LSU's Upcoming season.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on Florida, Ole Miss, recruiting and more. First, a live audience member from the tailgate wants advice on what team to pick for an EA Sports College Football 25 dynasty and some golf talk with questions about the crew's Open Championship picks and personal equipment. Then, it's on to SEC Media Days takeaways discussing Billy Napier's outlook for Florida, Steve Sarkisian explaining the Quinn Ewers-Arch Manning relationship and Sam Pittman's elite quote-ability. Plus, whether Ole Miss would have made the College Football Playoff in 2015 if it gets a stop on 4th and 25 against Arkansas (), why the star rating system in recruiting is tied to NFL Draft projections and much, much more. (00:01:00) - EA Sports College Football '25 (00:09:15) - Open Championship Picks/Golf Questions (00:17:15) - Sec Media Days Reaction (00:33:40) - Cover 3 Mailbag Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
The Cover 3 crew reviews the EA Sports College Football 25, talks Florida State, conference realignment and more! First, some early reaction to the first days of getting to play EA Sports College Football 25, discussing game play and dynasty mode in particular. Then, what to make of the latest reporting around Florida State's future with conference realignment and how it may or may not change the outlook for the Seminoles moving forward. Finally, the biggest takeaways from SEC Media Days so far, including Georgia's NIL fines, the Tennessee buzz around Nico Iamaleava and much more! (00:01:30) - EA Sports College Football '25 Reaction (00:14:00) - FSU's Future Conference Realignment (00:30:00) - SEC Media Days Reaction Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Cuse Nation's Mike McAllister to preview Syracuse's Upcoming season.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
The Cover 3 crew discusses SEC Media Days, Alabama recruiting, Billy Napier and more. First, what to make of Alabama's big weekend on the recruiting trail and expectations for what we'll see and hear from SEC Media Days this week in Dallas. Then, the final edition of "Who Ya Got" focuses on three rivalry games on Thanksgiving weekend and Billable Hours turns its attention to the latest court cases on amateurism and Clemson's legal battle with the ACC. Finally, the Big Ol' Bag of Mail wants to compare Mike Norvell and Billy Napier's first two seasons with an eye on a big Year 3 ahead for the Gators in Gainesville. (00:01:00) - Welcome back Danny & Bud  (00:05:20) - Alabama's Big Recruiting Weekend (00:12:00) - SEC Media Days  (00:26:00) - NCAA Legal Cases  (00:42:30) - Who Ya Got? (00:55:00) - Cover 3 Mailbag  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner to preview Illinois' Upcoming season.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Barkboard's Jackson Moore to preview Fresno State's Upcoming season. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Inside The Spartans' Jackson Moore to preview San Jose State's Upcoming season. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Bruin Report Online's David Woods to preview UCLA's upcoming season. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
The Cover 3 crew reacts to Deion Sanders at Big 12 Media Days and EA Sports player rankings. First, finding some overrated and underrated players in the recently released College Football 25 top 100 player rankings and a run through Big 12 Media Day headlines with thoughts on Deion Sanders' outlook for Colorado and K.J. Jefferson's motivation material in the locker room. Then, picking out teams capable of pulling off an upset as a two-touchdown underdog, longshot conference title winner picks, the postseason outlook for Notre Dame and more questions from the Cover 3 Tailgate. (00:01:30) - EA Sports College Football '25 Rankings (00:12:00) - Big 12 Media Day Recap (00:26:03) - Cover 3 Mailbag Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
The Cover 3 crew talks Arch Manning, EA Sports, Big 12 Media Days and more. First, what to make of Texas quarterback Arch Manning reversing course and announcing he will be in EA Sports College Football 25. Then, a collection of takeaways from Big 12 Media Days including Mike Gundy's comments on Ollie Gordon's DUI arrest, Kyle Whittingham addressing his future at Utah and Brett Yormark's claims that the Big 12 is the third-best conference in college sports. Finally, the release of the CBS Sports Hot Seat Rankings turn a spotlight on Arkansas, Florida and Baylor as coaches prepare for a 2024 season with increased job pressure. (00:02:15) - Arch Manning Opts in to College Football '25 (00:08:00) - Mike Gundy's Comments (00:15:50) - Kyle Whittingham's Future (00:23:03) - Brett Yormark's Big 12 Claim (00:31:35) - Who Ya Got? (00:44:05) - Dennis Dodd's Hot Seat Rankings Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Cardinal 247's Jackson Moore to preview Stanford's Upcoming season. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Bear Territory's Jackson Moore to preview California's 2024 season. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Go Powercat.com's Tim Fitzgerald to preview Kansas State's upcoming season. Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
The Cover 3 crew talks Big 12 title race, top coordinators in the country and more. First, with the Big 12 media days getting started on Tuesday a rundown of the some of the burning questions surrounding the conference as it expands to 16 teams for 2024. Then, after another edition of Who Ya Got that includes a highly-anticipated late-season clash between Notre Dame and Florida State an update on the latest from Utah State, where head coach Blake Anderson is suspended and facing termination as the result of a Title IX suit. Finally, the Big Ol’ Bag of Mail wants to know who has the best offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator pair in the entire country. The crew agrees on the top spot, but sorting out the rest of a top five includes much more debate. (00:01:30) - Big 12 Media Days Lookahead (00:18:55) - Who Ya Got Games (00:35:35) - Utah State Blake Anderson Issues (00:40:20) - Cover 3 Mailbag Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
Bud Elliott sits down with Coug Fan's Jamey Vinnick to preview Washington State's Upcoming season.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify 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/ 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
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Jul 5th
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Josh Bisher

y'all are gonna eat your words. Michigan by 21+

Oct 7th
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Aaron Hartje

Someone please look through the last 50 years of USC football and see if you can find anything close to this grand championship lineage that everyone pretends that school has. They were allowed to keep one title from the Pete Carroll era, I believe. But even if we don't consider that era, look at the few decades that preceded it. Every once in awhile they'd be up for a couple of years, but you're going to see a lot of multiple-loss seasons in there. It had a great run of running backs. it did not have any sort of run of being in the hunt for solo national titles.

Sep 14th
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Aaron Hartje

As long as we're leaving it entirely up to listeners to provide context for the statements made by the podcast host, I guess I'll just throw out there that the main reason that Saban didn't succeed in Miami was likely because his medical staff couldn't recommend that they sign and keep Drew Brees, so he was forced to have to try to play with Dante Culpepper. He didn't take over a ready-made team and fail. He took over a s*** team that didn't have a quarterback and it's medical staff couldn't clear Drew Brees' arm. It likely doesn't really have anything to do with whether Saban was equipped for "the NFL game."

Sep 14th
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Aaron Hartje

if USC hires Franklin it will seal the fate of that program for at least four more years. He was fortunate to be at Vanderbilt during the demise of Florida and a down period for Georgia. He never had a single signature career coaching win until he was at Penn state. And I think we're forgetting that he is not the one who turned that program around. The previous coach is the one that saved Penn State and he only left because he went to the NFL. Franklin has the luxury of every other program in that region being down, so like Paterno before him he gets first dibs on just about every great player from about a 20% section of the country. That is always what Penn state's recruiting has been built on. He is a poor game manager, has always been known as not being a particularly bright X's and O's guy, he left Vanderbilt after being a tangential part of a rape scandal (he directly called the alleged victim on the telephone, for Christ's sake) and fostered a poisonous atmosphere in State Colleg

Sep 14th
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Jacob Shumaker

nice

Sep 5th
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Aaron Hartje

They seem to be missing something here. Granted, if there is no Big 12 conference, then a contract between it and ESPN could be dissolved. But there's a sticking point here. If ESPN was party to causing the Big 12 to disappear, I'm pretty sure that's actionable by the Big 12, and there will be a lawsuit or a significant settlement to smooth that little detail over. Or are we now saying that it is okay to destroy entities with whom you have a contract so that you do not need to fulfill the terms of that contract?

Aug 9th
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Leon Bland

the take in this show is completely biased from the start. NLI should have existed a long time ago. What Reggie was accused of had nothing to do with him but his family and that is fact. He earned the Heisman on the field. If tou want to say SC was buying players back then look at what Bama has been doing for 10+ years buying players and there is no comparison. Give Reggie his Heisman back now.

Jul 8th
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Aaron Hartje

Aaaand more exaggerations regarding the impact of these rulings. There are very simple workarounds to all of these things -as far as the schools are concerned - that are completely ignored as touts breathlessly rush to their microphones to put forth the "worst case" scenarios as the most likely.

Jun 27th
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Aaron Hartje

Regarding the inequities between the men and women in the NCAA tournaments, it's one thing for it to become a small national story. It's another for it to be something that people get their backs up over. To be perfectly honest, the overwhelming majority of people with whom that story even registered thought to themselves, "But ... the women DON'T really deserve to have the same facilities as the men do until their tournament becomes something that people want to actually watch." Most folks wouldn't care if they heard that the women's tournament was held in high school gymnasiums.

May 2nd
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Aaron Hartje

Okay. If these guys are going to make up this fantasy world in which Vanderbilt or Rutgers makes it to the 4-team playoff, I will do the same thing and say that stating that no SEC champion will ever NOT make the playoff is ridiculous. In any given season you can have the winner of the SEC championship game have two or more losses while there are enough legitimate zero- and one-loss teams in other conferences to fill those four spots. Now, between their scenario regarding MAKING the playoff and my scenario regarding an SEC champion NOT making the playoff, which one is more likely?

Apr 3rd
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Aaron Hartje

I can certainly see how a school's athletic director may set that 85 scholarship limit and want to stick to it for matters of consistency. But I have not yet heard an argument that this handful of extra students is going to cost these universities much of anything. If the universities lost money on scholarships they wouldn't complain every time their number is reduced. Scholarships cost a school nothing. There ARE other associated costs per player but nowhere near the level that a smaller school can't absorb it if it has an extra 10 guys floating around. this whole concept that the super seniors are going to cost the school's big money is pure b******* and anyone with half a brain would know it does not pass the smell test.

Mar 8th
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Aaron Hartje

I have little doubt that these college administrations and athletic directors are encouraging coaches to keep the rosters down to roughly their 85 usual scholarships. but it hasn't got a goddamn thing to do with money part of it is going to be to avoid that crunch in a year or two, and part of it is that things can become a little unwieldy trying to accommodate 10 or 20 extra players scholarships are basically free as far as the universities go. they would double the number of them if they were allowed to. it costs the school nothing to let a kid go there for free. but you do have to house, feed, and keep out of jail and extra 10 or 20 players if you allow your roster to mushroom like that.

Feb 5th
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Aaron Hartje

Penn State will never make the playoff as long as James Franklin is head coach unless Ohio State gets a postseason ban.

Jan 27th
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Aaron Hartje

What James Franklin did at Vanderbilt was fall into a job while Georgia was in disarray and Florida was in decline. He didn't have a single signature win while there, and he was a small part of a rape investigation when he left for Penn State. the only reason he has had success in Pennsylvania is the same reason Paterno did: there is no recruiting competition in the region. when there was at Virginia and Virginia Tech, Paternos teams went into decline.

Jan 27th
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Aaron Hartje

I don't know if Hueple will work out, but Tennessee dodged a bullet if it ended up not saddled with James Franklin, who didn't have a signal signature win his entire time at Vanderbilt, left after being a likely minor part of a rape scandal, and proceeded to have only one notable win at Penn State. The guy has never been respected as an Xs and O's guy, merely as a recruiter. And the reason he would turn down Tennessee is because there is no recruiting competition for Penn State in its entire region. It's a little bit of a different story for Tennessee.

Jan 27th
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Aaron Hartje

Yet again, Cannell proving he is one of the dumbest people in college football media. Hell, let's just delay the national title game until March if the important thing is to make sure EVERYONE is healthy. Ohio State has had the entire season to get its s*** together regarding COVID and it never has done it. The rest of the sport needn't be penalized because of that fact. If you can't play, run the white flag up the pole and go on with your business. If you want to play for a national title, get your ass on the field Monday night.

Jan 10th
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Aaron Hartje

The fact of the matter is that you need to a completely blow up the current system and alignments before you can expand the playoff. They missed the biggest problem with simply granting automatic bids to conference title game winners. What kind of argument can you make for the three loss division winner who happened to upset a perfect or one loss team from the other division in the conference title game? How is including that team advancing the cause of finding the most legitimate claimant to the football crown?

Dec 21st
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Aaron Hartje

I can't begin to say how much confidence it gives me in these idiots that they apparently need to take notes and have the ability to rewind and rerun plays in order to tell what they are watching right in front of them when they are taking in a football game. I can only imagine how difficult it was to figure out whether Alabama was indeed better than Texas A&M back when Alabama beat them. Without the ability to take notes and rerun plays it must have been damn near impossible for these guys who do this podcast. I am beginning to form the opinion that Danny Cannel is the dumbest man in college football media.

Dec 21st
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Aaron Hartje

Just to be clear, the only person in the entire country making an argument for Texas A&M over Notre Dame is Jimbo Fisher. As far as the public is concerned, the argument Texas A&M has is being included instead of Ohio State.

Dec 21st
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