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

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    • 4.5 • 1.9K Ratings

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

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

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

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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell
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    • 51 min
    Winners and Losers from the NFL Draft Deadline (01/20)

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

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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell
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    • 55 min
    🚨 Emergency Pod: Jeremy Pruitt OUT at Tennessee (01/18) 🚨

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

    We’ve got breaking news that Jeremy Pruitt has been fired as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers after three seasons. Pruitt finishes his tenure at Tennessee with a 16-19 record (10-16 SEC) and with a win in his one bowl appearance. (8:00) What will happen with the National Signing Day coming up? Is Tennessee in danger of losing recruits to an already weak class? (10:09) What’s next for Jeremy Pruitt? (13:30) What is the bigger picture at Tennessee? (17:50) How much leverage does Billy Napier have now? (19:20) Peyton Manning will reportedly have a “big role” in the next head coach at Tennessee. (20:40) Final thoughts on the firing of Jeremy Pruitt.
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    • 25 min
    Mailbag! Urban Meyer to the Jaguars, Barton's farewell, more (01/14)

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

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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell
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    • 1 hr
    Early 2021 Lookahead: Questions for Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and more (01/13)

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

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

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

    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @bartonsimmons, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell
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    • 56 min
    College Football Playoff Alabama-OSU Recap: How Tide, Saban stack up against best of all time (01/12)

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

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

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

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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

gavin dale ,

Never Short on Content

2020 was my first season listening to the pod, and I greatly appreciate the amount of content Cover 3 puts out. From picks/locks to immediate recaps to breaking news, these guys are always coming out with new episodes. Greatly appreciated, especially as other CFB podcasts have dropped out.

Offseason Mailbag Question: Is there a good financial indicator of current/future success for a football program? Do elite programs spend the most money, do they generate the most revenue, or do they just use their money the most efficiently?

kyle11691169 ,

Mail bag question

What do you think is going to happen in 2021 with Miami and the recruits the people that are coming back and with kings ACL tear

TNvols615 ,

Mailbag: Fixing Tennessee Football

Insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. Convince us why AD Danny White is the right guy to lead us out of the darkness? Penn State won Big10 and rose bowl within 5-6 years so it’s possible.
TN needs stability so I’m hoping for a Tom Herman, Chris Petersen, Lance Leipold, Gus Malzahn etc. Any chance those guys would take the job? University has leaked/made it known money will not be a roadblock in getting the right guy.

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