Cover 3 College Football

Cover 3 College Football

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.

Episodes

February 26, 2024 59 mins
The Cover 3 crew talks UCLA, Eric Bieniemy, recruiting sports betting and more. First, the many layers of Eric Bieniemy returning to college football as UCLA's offensive coordinator (1:30), including both what it means for the Bruins offense in 2024 and whether this sets up for any future moves for the former Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Commanders OC. Then, the pros and cons of moving Early Signing Day to early December (18:3...
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The Cover 3 crew talks NCAA college football video game, playoff expansion and answers listener questions. First, with news of how players will be compensated for being in the new NCAA video game a discussion as to whether any players will opt-out of the opportunity as well as some suggestions for past legends that could be included (3:00). Then it's on to the news from Wednesday's conference commissioners meeting which has the Col...
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The Cover 3 crew talks power ratings, returning production, College Football Playoff format and more. First, with the news of the week being the CFP's move to a 5+7 model, breaking down the implications on the 2024 season and what to expect in terms of any further changes for 2026 and beyond. Then it's on to a deep dive into SP+ ratings with ESPN's Bill Connelly, discussing the impact of transfers on a team's rating and identifying...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Steve Sarkisian, Texas, EA Sports College Football and more. First, addressing some recent uncertainty around the new College Football Playoff media rights deal for the future (2:30) and with Steve Sarkisian on his way to getting a big raise from Texas, where does the rank among the coaches in the new-look, 16-team SEC (10:22)? Plus, benefits of the SEC moving to a 9-game conference schedule (20:33), expectat...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Shawn Elliott, South Carolina, Big Ten bowl teams, NFL Draft and more. First, the coaching carousel refuses to stop and on Thursday news broke that Shawn Elliott would be leaving his position as Georgia State's head coach to become the new tight ends coach at South Carolina. What are the factors that impacted the move and how does this fall in line with other head coaches who have left their job for an assist...
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The Cover 3 crew talks transfer portal, College Football Playoff format, Ole Miss, Colorado and more. First, more fallout and reaction to Monday's mid-show breaking news that DeShaun Foster would be taking over for Chip Kelly at UCLA (1:40), followed by a discussion on whether college football could benefit from having a two-minute warning like the NFL (11:35). Plus, with the College Football Playoff set to undergo another round of...
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The Cover 3 crew talks UCLA, DeShaun Foster, Ryan Grubb, Alabama, Chip Kelly and more. First, discussing Kalen DeBoer staff challenges with the weekend news that offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb and offensive line coach Scott Huff are leaving for NFL opportunities (1:59). Then discussing the mid-show breaking news that UCLA has hired former star running back and assistant coach DeShaun Foster to replace Chip Kelly as the Bruins hea...
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The Cover 3 crew reacts to Chip Kelly leaving UCLA to join Ohio State as an OC replacement for Bill O'Brien. First, dissecting the fit for Chip Kelly as the next offensive coordinator for an Ohio State team eyeing a national title run (1:00), why a sitting power conference coach might be looking to leave for a coordinator role and potential candidates as the next head coach for UCLA as the Bruins make their move to the Big Ten (10:...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Super Bowl, Boston College, Chip Kelly, Michigan and more. First, things get rolling with a question from the live audience regarding college quarterbacks from years past that would have gotten a better chance to be successful in the modern NFL (2:17) before a Super Bowl preview, Cover 3 style, with a look at college representation and roster construction for both teams (9:50). Then it's on to the latest in t...
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The Cover 3 crew talks recruiting, Georgia, Texas A&M, Alabama, Big 12 and more. First, recapping the biggest National Signing Day prospect news with 5-star athlete Terry Bussey sticking to his Texas A&M commitment and choosing the Aggies over late pushes from LSU and Georgia (1:30). Then it's on to takeaways from the signing classes of LSU (5:00), Georgia (14:10) and Alabama (20:55) before live audience questions regarding the rec...
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The Cover 3 crew talks NCAA, Big Ten, SEC, College Football Playoff, recruiting and more. First, making sense of the Big Ten-SEC Advisory Board and their stated goals of offering guidance in the future of high-level college sports (2:20). What it means for the future of the NCAA, the College Football Playoff and much more as we are still in the early stages of seeing a consolidation of power even within the power conferences. Then ...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Jeff Hafley, Big 12, Penn State, LSU, Florida and more. First, hours after declaring the 2023-24 coaching carousel to be completed we were caught off guard by Boston College coach Jeff Hafley leaving the Eagles to take a new job as the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator (1:20). The crew discusses how Hafley's move might align with the changing nature of college coaching, as well as names that might make ...
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The Cover 3 crew talks coaching changes, Tennessee, NCAA, NIL and more. First, discussing the breaking news Wednesday morning as the state of Tennessee, joined by Virginia, has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over its NIL rules (1:40). This comes in the wake of the NCAA reportedly investigating Tennessee's football program for violations tied to NIL, and provides yet another crossroads for the association and its role in the futur...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Sherrone Moore, Jim Harbaugh, Michigan, Iowa, Arizona and more. First, kicking off the Sherrone Moore conversation with what his promotion does to help Michigan as he takes over as head coach (1:22) then it's on to taking stock of the Wolverines coaching staff with an eye of who might follow Jim Harbaugh to the Chargers (11:10) and what the expectations for success should be in the first four-to-five years of...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Jim Harbaugh, Michigan, coaching hires, ACC schedules and more. First, continuing the conversation from Wednesday night's breaking news with Jim Harbaugh leaving Michigan to go the NFL (1:26) including more information on the hiring process requirements for the Wolverines as it pertains to Sherrone Moore's candidacy. Then, thoughts on Kevin Johns as an Iowa OC candidate (9:48), an end-of-year response to the ...
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The Cover 3 crew reacts to the breaking news of Jim Harbaugh leaving Michigan for the NFL. First, final thoughts on the Jim Harbaugh era at Michigan (1:12) and what other members of Michigan's staff might join him in Los Angeles (7:30). Then it's on to the list of Michigan coaching candidates to replace Harbaugh, starting with Sherrone Moore coming off a championship season that saw him take the helm for four games (15:29). Finally...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Jim Harbaugh, Ohio State, NIL, transfer portal and more. First, after a day of buzz but no action between Jim Harbaugh and the Chargers, is Michigan on track to retain its head coach (1:50)? Then, LSU identifies its new offensive coordinator (11:16), Will Rogers announces his return to Washington (15:58) and what to know about Tennessee's latest recruiting win with 5-star QB George MacIntyre (21:44). Finally,...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Ohio State, Alabama, Caleb Downs, transfer portal and more. First, taking stock of Ohio State's continued transfer portal success with the additions of Caleb Downs and Julian Sayin from Alabama (1:40) then what Kadyn Proctor's addition to Iowa means for the Hawkeyes (12:00). Plus, Kalen DeBoer's former Washington players that are joining him at Alabama (23:03), Arizona keeping its top offensive stars out of t...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Kadyn Proctor, transfer portal, NIL, coaching carousel and more. First, a robust and interactive mailbag episodes starts with questions from the live audience, like what coaches might not have been as successful in the transfer portal and NIL era (1:37). Then, on the topic of the portal, the future for former 5-star OT Kadyn Proctor as he eyes an Alabama exit (7:19). Then, what happens first: Alabama wins its...
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The Cover 3 crew talks Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, transfer portal and more. First, reaction to Arizona's hire of San Jose State's Brent Brennan to replace Jedd Fisch (1:30) and a big-picture look at Alabama's staff as Kalen DeBoer's coordinator hires include two sitting head coaches from the FBS level (8:18). Then it's on to the some of the breaking news of Wednesday as Alabama DB Caleb Downs has entered the transfer portal (19:...
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