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.

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May 14, 2021 56 min
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...
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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 r...
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Follow the 'Pick Six NFL' podcast: https://plnk.to/PickSix 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 (...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The Cover 3 crew recaps all the college and conference angles to the NFL Draft. After some lingering reaction to Kansas’ big news on Friday (1:30), we kickstart the draft talk with what’s behind the SEC’s dominance in the NFL Draft as it sets yet another modern record for picks (10:00). Then it’s to the other end of the conference count with a look at the Big 12, which had no first round picks and ranked fifth among Power Five leag...
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Instant reaction to the breaking news that Kansas has found its next head football coach. Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson discuss what the hire means for the Jayhawks, with a look at Lance Leipold's history at both Wisconsin-Whitewater and Buffalo to determine what might be in store for Kansas football. Plus, what are realistic expectations for Kansas under Leipold in both the immediate and somewhat longer-term future? Cover 3...
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The Cover 3 reacts live to the first round of the NFL Draft. Tom Fornelli, Bud Elliott and Chip Patterson discuss Alabama’s record-tying first round draft class and whether the 2017 recruiting class is one of the best of all time, thoughts on Justin Fields’ fall to the Chicago Bears and much more from the first night of the 2021 NFL Draft.  Cover 3 is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and whe...
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The Cover 3 crew discusses the Kansas job and answers listener questions. First, Kansas seems close to replacing Les Miles so we discuss the reported finalists for the job (1:30), the strange timing of Lane Kiffin making a change to his offensive staff (9:50) and the public reaction to NCAA president Mark Emmert’s extension (13:40). Then it’s on to the big ole bag of mail, discussing how the end of the recruiting dead period will i...
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April 27, 2021 54 min
Get the best draft coverage from the Cover 3 crew, who knows these players better than anyone. First, how the quarterback class looks as a whole and how the group stacks up against each other (3:00), specifically with questions about the ways that Justin Fields and Zach Wilson have been scouted by NFL experts (14:15). Then it’s on to where our college-first analysis seems to differ from the NFL Draftniks, including there’s a great ...
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The Cover 3 crew checks in with takeaways from spring games at Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and more. Up first is the debut of Steve Sarkisian at Texas (3:00), where the quarterback competition is ongoing but the offense carries high expectations due to the new hire. There’s also a quarterback battle ongoing at Texas A&M (13:30), even if Jimbo Fisher wants to talk about the other positions on the field. Elsewhere, the Josh Hu...
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The Cover 3 crew answers listener questions on recruiting, the NFL Draft, playoff and more. First, reacting to the reports of changes to fall camp contact rules, including the elimination of the Oklahoma drill (8:00). Then it's on to an explanation of how the top programs make contact, establish relationships and ultimately sign top talent on the recruiting trail (19:39), a comparison of the legendary 1983 NFL Draft quarterback...
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The CFB crew is drafting the best-ever at OL, DL, LB and RB for an epic Oklahoma drill. First, Bud reviews his trip to Bradenton with a scouting report on the team at IMG Academy (2:00) and the Tennessee quarterback battle has gotten more interesting with the expected arrival of former Michigan quarterback Joe Milton (4:45). Then it's on to the Oklahoma Drill Draft, with all four hosts selecting a squad with two offensive linem...
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The Cover 3 crew offers notes and observations from a big weekend of spring game action. First, what if college football had a super league breakaway, or does it already with the playoff (1:30)? Then it's on to the spring game action from Saturday, starting with a breakout star freshman at Alabama but also questions about Bryce Young in the new Bill O'Brien-led offense (11:30). Elsewhere, Ohio State has a quarterback battle...
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The Cover 3 crew is back with another mailbag! Let’s start with some of the biggest news in college football… one-time transfers are now allowed without having to sit a year! Wow… way to go NCAA. (20:17) It’s a BIG spring game weekend! We have the major players getting ready to kick off; Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, LSU, Auburn, USC. What are we trying to see this weekend? (30:10) Someone asked us to do a Spring Gleaning on the serv...
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The Cover 3 crew reviews the carousel that saw Oklahoma, LSU and Texas choose new coaches. First, reaction to Eddie George's hire at Tennessee State, including how his fit in Nashville gives both coach and program a chance to succeed (2:00) and some in-show breaking news regarding the NCAA and the transfer portal (19:00). Then it's on to reviewing the coaching carousel of 2016-17, highlighting the fact that more than half o...
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The Cover 3 crew debates the championship potential of teams who haven't won a national title since 1992. First, a review of the weekend action in spring games with a focus on McKenzie Milton's performance at Florida State and the Twitter handles on the jerseys at UCF (4:15) as well as Dennis Dodd's report that the NCAA recruiting dead period will be lifted June 1 with a look at the immediate impact on summer visits and...
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The Cover 3 crew opens up the big ole bag of mail to answer your questions! First, Ed Orgeron says he and former five-star tight end Arik Gilbert are discussing his potential return to LSU, does that change our expectations for Gilbert or the Tigers (2:00). Then, how offensive lineman have evolved over time (6:30), whether Nick Saban in an elite in-game coach and if not who stands out (15:00) and what Name, Image and Likeness might...
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s the final Spring Gleaning! No… don’t cry because it’s over… smile because it happened! It’s Group of 5 and Indy day! We start things of with Notre Dame. Last season it was the ACC.. now they’re back on their own. What changes? (12:51) The Cincinnati Bearcats were everyone’s snubbed team. Luke Fickell has created a good program. What next step doe...
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The Cover 3 crew is here to give you the latest in the world of college football. It’s Pac-12 South day! But we start with a few thoughts on Clemson’s Spring Game - what were some of the biggest takeaways from that. (5:23) The Pac-12 South journey starts with the favorites: USC Trojans. This team is talented across the board, but are they a playoff team? (16:20) The Colorado Buffaloes surprised everyone last year under Karl Dorrell...
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