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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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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.

    Coach Rankings Preview (05/17)

    Coach Rankings Preview (05/17)

    The Cover 3 crew talks coaches, the new Pac-12 commish and Sam Houston’s title win. First, how do you rank coaches? The show begins with a philosophical debate on what matters, what should matter and some results from our individual ballots that may give us a preview into the debates we’ll have once the CBS Sports Power Five Coach Rankings are released on Tuesday and Wednesday (1:30). Then, the biggest challenge for the new Pac-12 commissioner (22:15), a recap of Sam Houston’s wild win over South Dakota State in the FCS national championship (36:00) and finally a tease of the 1-65 list with five names that will generate discussion when the coach rankings are revealed (42:00). 

    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3
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    Mailbag! Is sign-stealing a big deal in CFB? (05/14)

    Mailbag! Is sign-stealing a big deal in CFB? (05/14)

    The Cover 3 answers listener questions on Malik Willis, blue bloods and more. First, trying to identify the best running backs in college football for 2021 (1:30), whether Malik Willis will have a Zach Wilson-like rise in the NFL Draft (8:20) and settling a family beef that’s brewing ahead of Penn State-Ball State this fall (16:00). Then, is blue blood status something that can be gained or lost and if so who are the blue bloods in college football right now (27:15)? Plus, where’s the outrage for sign-stealing (37:45) and some of our favorite urban legends in college football (44:35). 

    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/
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    Next team to make its first playoff apperance (05/12)

    Next team to make its first playoff apperance (05/12)

    Who will be the next CFP rookie? The Cover 3 crew debates the top picks. First, what Henry To’o To’o can bring to Alabama’s defense now that he’s announced the Tide as his transfer destination (1:30). Then, the debate for next College Football Playoff newcomer begins with last year’s first team out: Texas A&M (10:50). After that we go around the country with a look at USC (18:00), whether Florida is ready to reload and make a run in 2021 (27:00) and Iowa State’s ceiling (33:30). Plus, how quickly can Steve Sarkisian reach the playoff at Texas (44:45), who is the top non-Ohio State pick from the Big Ten (50:50) and is North Carolina ready to enter the playoff contention discussion (54:50). 

    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/
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    Cover 3-Pick Six Crossover: 2022 NFL Mock Draft (05/10)

    Cover 3-Pick Six Crossover: 2022 NFL Mock Draft (05/10)

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    College and NFL perspectives clash in this early look to next year’s NFL Draft. The podcast crossover event of the year is back again with Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson of the Pick Six Podcast joining Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli to discuss what next year’s NFL Draft might look like. After a brief review of how our predictions from last year’s podcast turned out (7:45), the quarterback conversation gets rolling with a look at what’s ahead for Sam Howell in 2021 (12:00). Then, will Spencer Rattler be the next Oklahoma quarterback to go in the first round (17:30) and what the mock draft projections look like for players like Kedon Slovis, Malik Willis and others (23:00). Plus, why Kayvon Thibodeaux could go No. 1 overall (37:00) and what the wide receiver class looks like for 2022 (45:00).
    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3
    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/
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    Mailbag! Smack-talking coaches, Lane-Sark connection, more (05/07)

    Mailbag! Smack-talking coaches, Lane-Sark connection, more (05/07)

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on the draft, Baylor and more. First, why we want to hear more coaches boasting like Jimbo Fisher did when questioned whether Texas A&M could beat Nick Saban and Alabama (1:45), potential landing spots for a former LSU QB (7:50) and Clemson gets another piece back for its 2021 defense (12:00). Then it’s on to the big ole bag of mail, with questions on NFL Draft decisions (19:35), the impact and connected careers of Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian (23:50), players that were helped or hurt in the draft by the many impacts of the pandemic on the 2020 season (29:00) and Baylor’s ceiling in the Big 12 (44:50). 

    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/
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    College football rankings: Inside the CBS Sports post-spring Top 25 (05/05)

    College football rankings: Inside the CBS Sports post-spring Top 25 (05/05)

    The Cover 3 crew discusses and debates the best teams in the country. First, catching up on some transfer news with additions for both Tennessee and Alabama (1:45) before a rundown of the entire top 25 from the just-released CBS Sports post-spring college football rankings (18:10). Topics discussed include where to draw the line for the top tier of title contenders and whether Iowa State should be in that group (25:25). Then, some conference-wide takeaways with a look at the Big Ten and Pac-12 (40:25) and how many teams in the top 25 are really that much ahead from teams ranked in the top 40 (44:00)? 

    Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Watch Cover 3 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cover3
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @Chip_Patterson, @TomFornelli, @DannyKanell, @BudElliott3
    For more college football coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/
    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

uiuiyyhu ,

Miami question….

Best college football pod…sincerely grateful for “U”. If Miami had never left and precipitated the demise of the Big East, would they still be a blueblood? John C, Kingman AZ

coachcheetah ,

Jim&Milts850

Sup fellas. Love the pod, one of the best sports podcasts around, the addition of Bud made it even better. Appreciate all the content.

Mailbag:

In my current internship, my boss is Danny’s old FSU teammate Kez McCorvey. This leads to my question: Who has been the most dynamic college receiver you’ve gotten to see in person? For me, I got a chance to see Kadarius Toney tear up my ‘Noles during our rivalry game in 2019, which is something I’ll never forget.

eronen12 ,

G5 Heisman?

Love the pod, still the best in the business. Question: I tend to agree with Tom that there is a 0% chance a group of 5 team gets into the CFP as it is currently set up. Wanted to get everyone’s take on if it is just as impossible for a G5 player to win the Heisman? Desmond Ridder is currently something like +10000 to win it but feels like if there was ever a chance it would be this year with cincy starting the season likely in the top 15. Thanks!

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