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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.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Camp Buzz: Notre Dame, Texas, Clemson, more, plus Notre Dame, BYU, G5 win totals (08/15)

    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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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mailbag! Cam Newton’s 2010 run, QB battles, more. Plus: Trayveon Williams talks teaching, NIL, Aggies in 2022 (08/11)

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

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions and talks to former Texas A&M standout Trayveon Williams. First, the Big Ol Bag of Mail gets rolling with a question of what’s the “worst” team that the 2010 version of Cam Newton could have led to a national championship in 2021 (2:00). Then it’s on to more listener questions on quarterback competitions (12:30) in fall camp and the recent history of Week Zero in college football (25:00). Former Texas A&M and current Cincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams then stops by (29:03) for a wide-ranging discussion that covers NIL, his new role as a professor at Texas A&M’s law school, the needs of the modern athlete and his expectations for the Aggies in 2022. Finally it’s back to the mailbag to talk Tennessee’s ceiling under Josh Heupel (45:00), the uphill battle for Northeastern schools to achieve national relevance (53:00) and more!  


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    2022 College Football Win Totals: SEC West (08/10)

    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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    • 1 hr 13 min
    2022 College Football Win Totals: SEC East (08/08)

    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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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Mailbag! What has to happen for the SEC to miss the College Football Playoff? (08/04)

    Mailbag! What has to happen for the SEC to miss the College Football Playoff? (08/04)

    The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on coaching hires, the playoff, more. First, with a couple of bills in the works from senators on both sides of the aisle, what will come from the latest round of congressional action around college sports, specifically efforts to standardize NIL and athletes’ rights (2:30)? Then it’s on to the Big Ol Bag of Mail and live audience questions, starting with the series of events that could lead to the SEC having no teams in the College Football Playoff at the end of 2022 (14:30). Plus, what program has done the worst job of hiring coaches in the 21st Century (26:00), whether schools are hurt when their NFL Draft picks don’t pan out at the next level (32:40), the best fight songs (39:00), the most attractive jobs among the “academic focused” FBS programs (44:00) and how to treat a fan of a rival school when you encounter one in unfamiliar territory (48:30). 

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    • 58 min

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T. Starz ,

Mailbag - I hate that I am doing this..BUT

I hate that I am contributing to the SEC > All madness…BUT last week while listening to the SEC West win totals I got to thinking about LSU. Which btw I went to Tiger Stadium last year based on the show’s recommendation from a previous mailbag question I submitted, it did not disappoint!
My Question:
We perceive this as a down year for LSU with a new coaching staff and roster questions. With that said, where would the Cover 3 crew rank LSU in the remaining P5 conferences going in to this season? My data model projects them at 2nd in 3 of the 4 and 3rd in the other Conference. I want to see if there is consensus or strong disagreement with my projections.
Signed: One of your 25 Vermonters that never miss an episode of this multi-platform excellence.

onward2victory ,

Do you guys do any real research anymore?

Lazy reporting. Avery Davis wasn’t even a starter heading into the season because he wasn’t 100% coming off his injury from the last season. Styles, Lenzy and redshirt freshman Jayden Thomas are the expected starters. ND has the best combination of OL and DL in the country and that’s a fact. They’ve won at least 9 regular season games since 2017(facts) and all of a sudden the most experienced team ND has had since that season is gonna be an 8 win team? Man… this show has really fallen off the last few years and losing Barton has shown that he carried this group. The overall product quality is mediocre at best because of said lazy reporting.

ACC4Life ,

Great show

Whats up guys. RIP Barton Quick question: Do you see NIL agreements settling down the decommitment/flip season? Will players be more likely to stand by their commitments now?

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