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From the editorial staff of Athlon Sports, the Cover 2 podcast previews and reviews all the action in college football throughout the regular season, recruiting season and the offseason. From No. 1 to No. 128, from coast to coast, Athlon has you covered.

From the editorial staff of Athlon Sports, the Cover 2 podcast previews and reviews all the action in college football throughout the regular season, recruiting season and the offseason. From No. 1 to No. 128, from coast to coast, Athlon has you covered.
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Nashville, TN

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From the editorial staff of Athlon Sports, the Cover 2 podcast previews and reviews all the action in college football throughout the regular season, recruiting season and the offseason. From No. 1 to No. 128, from coast to coast, Athlon has you covered.

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English


Episodes

Kyler Murray wins and why bowl results are dangerous

12/11/2018
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Kyler Murray won the Heisman! Braden releases his ballot and why he voted for who he did. Did Tua deserve to win and who the hell left him off their ballots? Georgia Tech and Kansas State have made two solid hires as well as Liberty! (Yes, Liberty) The coordinator carousel is spinning. And bowl games: Do the results matter or tell us anything about how good a team or league is? And do we have an issue with all these star players sitting out their team's bowl game?

Duration:00:45:00

Urban's Legacy, New Coaches and a Bowl Draft

12/5/2018
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Urban Meyer will step down at the end of the season so what do we make of his legacy? Is Ryan Day the right answer for Ohio State? What do we make of the other Power 5 hires at Texas Tech, Louisville, Maryland and Colorado? Will Kliffy save Clay Helton at USC? And the newest hottest way to cover bowl season... with a Bowl Draft.

Duration:00:55:56

2018 Playoff: How outraged should you be?

12/2/2018
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The Playoff is set as Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma got into the tournament. But why did OU and ND make it in over Georgia and Ohio State? What is the case you can make for the Dawgs, Buckeyes? Did we learn anything about the Committee and do we really have to talk about UCF? Also, how awesome was Saturday? And what was Kirby Smart thinking?

Duration:00:46:40

Championship Weekend And Playoff Scenarios

11/28/2018
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The guys break down every single championship game in college football this weekend. Do Alabama and Clemson even have to win to get into the Playoff? Does Northwestern have a better chance at pulling the upset than Pitt? Can Texas score with Oklahoma? And does the Pac-12 have a championship game problem? Lastly, does Notre Dame automatically belong in the Playoff? Should Georgia get consideration even if it loses? And what the hell is happening in Auburn?

Duration:01:00:50

And then there were Six! (w/ lots of coaching news)

11/26/2018
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Has the season come down to six teams after Michigan and Washington State were eliminated from contention on rivalry week? How should we view UCF after the injury? How should we view this loss for Jim Harbaugh? And the wins for Ohio St and Washington? And the coaching rumors are swirling with coordinators moving, coaching getting hired and fired already, the guys break down the latest from the coaching merry-go-round as it just gets started moving.

Duration:00:48:22

Week 13 Preview: Rivalry Week and Thanksgiving Sides as Recruits

11/21/2018
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The guys talk rankings and if the Committee is breaking its own rules by moving UCF up? Is this a random off year for Rivalry Weekend in that not nearly as many games seem as interesting or important? What chance do Bama, Clemson, Notre Dame or Georgia have at being upset? The three games that matter, however, should be epic: The Apple Cup, Oklahoma-WVU and The Game. What about the division title games in the Group of 5? And the guys compare Thanksgiving side items to recruits.

Duration:01:03:08

Week 12 Recap: Notre Dame, Big 12 machinations and division titles!

11/19/2018
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Congrats to Pitt and Utah for clinching division titles and earning a trip to a conference championship game! One team was eliminated from the Playoff in the Big 12 while another (basically) clinched a spot in the title game after a big weekend in the Heartland. Notre Dame was incredibly impressive while Ohio State was not. What do we make of the Les Miles hiring and Clay Helton's chances of survival at USC?

Duration:00:52:44

Week 12 Preview: Can Cuse Create Chaos, the Pac-12 South and Big 12 Tiebreakers

11/14/2018
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In a mild weekend of college football, focus on the Pac-12 South race as Utah, Arizona State and Arizona are still battling, the Notre Dame-Syracuse match in Yankee Stadium and two huge matchups in the Big 12 that dictate who owns the championship tie-breakers. And LOTS of Group of 5 championship action as well!

Duration:01:03:50

Week 11 Recap: Always Go For Two and Coaching Candidates

11/12/2018
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A relatively boring weekend at the top of college football featured one elite game in the state of Oklahoma. Was going for the two the right call for the Pokes? And the underbelly of college football featured big wins for Northwestern, Pitt, Arizona St, Utah, Iowa St and Texas as all are still chasing conference titles (yes, you read that right). Did Louisville do the right thing by firing Bobby-P and who are the best head coaching candidates in 2018?

Duration:00:59:15

Week 10 Recap: Bama, Bama, Bama, Bama, Clemson, Bama

11/5/2018
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Did LSU teach us anything about how to beat Alabama? Is Clemson closer to Alabama than we think? Who is else balanced enough to challenge Alabama? Additionally, how good was the WVU-Texas finish, can OU's defense win them a championship and is there something wrong at Ohio State? And, oh yeah, Michigan vs. Notre Dame could be the toughest committee decision of the playoff era.

Duration:00:53:31

Rankings Reaction and Week 10 Preview: THE BEST SATURDAY EVER!

10/31/2018
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The guys react to the first college football playoff rankings of the year. What did they learn and what does it all mean!?! Then it's on to what could be the best weekend of college football this season! The SEC title game matchup could be decided as LSU hosts Bama while Kentucky welcomes UGa in what is arguably the biggest game in school history. Meanwhile, Michigan tries to strengthen it's grasp on the Big Ten and Northwestern tries to ruin Notre Dame's season. Texas hosts West Virginia...

Duration:01:06:35

Week 9 Recap: A Mess out West, SEC Clarity and the State of Oklahoma

10/29/2018
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The guys break down an upset-filled Week 9. Nine ranked teams fell and four were eliminated from the playoff but did the Top 4 change? Did Georgia do enough to prove it belongs in the top 4 and do we have clarity in the SEC now? Is Oklahoma the wildcard team that could knock off Alabama or Clemson? What the hell is going on out West in the Pac-12? And, of course, our stance on flatulence.

Duration:00:52:36

Week 9 Preview: Divisional Implications Abound and a Cocktail Party

10/24/2018
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Week 9 features a large collections of important games without many marquee matchups. Florida and Georgia is the biggest draw of the weekend but every other division has major implications as 11 ranked team will go on the road to face unranked opponents. Wazzu and Iowa try to keep things rolling against other ranked conference foe. And Clemson visits Florida State in what could be the Tigers toughest test left on their schedule.

Duration:00:58:03

Week 8 Recap: Ohio St, Michigan, LSU and The Palouse

10/22/2018
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Ohio State and Michigan now appear to be on a collision course in the Big Ten after two very different outcomes in Week 8. But where does Iowa fit in? After LSU's win, the biggest story is a suspension coming against Alabama (who, by the way, won again). Clemson dominates an unbeaten foe while Virginia gets a big win in the ACC as well. How good is Washington State and who should be considered the team to beat in the Pac-12? And nothing really happened in the Big 12.

Duration:00:46:17

Week 8 Preview: ACC Unbeatens, Pac-12 After Dark and The State of Michigan

10/17/2018
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A huge slate of games out west in the Pac-12 take center stage as Gameday heads to Pullman for the first time ever. USC-Utah, Oregon-Wazzu and Colorado-Washington highlight a great West Coast weekend. Michigan-Michigan State battle for far more than just instate bragging rights and two undefeated teams matchup in the ACC as NC State visits Clemson. Ohio State and Bama both travel on the road in conference play this week as LSU has to clear yet another hurdle against Mississippi State. Does...

Duration:00:52:12

Week 7 Recap: Upsets Galore!

10/15/2018
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Mitch and Braden give us their top four teams and play a "Who Wins" game that tries to figure out who else should be ranked in the top 10? Are their concerns about Ohio St, Notre Dame or Texas? Is LSU really this good? What is wrong with West Virginia? Are Georgia and Oklahoma still the best bets to make the Playoff? And much, much more in our Week 7 recap.

Duration:00:58:39

Week 7 Preview: UGa-LSU, Huskies-Ducks and The Battle for the U

10/11/2018
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A huge weekend of action features massive conference battles in the SEC, Big Ten and Pac-12. Is there a position on the field that LSU is better than Georgia? Washington travels South to Oregon in one of the most underrated rivalries in college football. And Michigan and Wisconsin battle for the U.P. Can West Virginia and Colorado stay unbeaten on the road? Should Texas or Penn St be on upset alert? And what will Tua do THIS weekend?

Duration:00:51:50

Week 6 Recap: How good is Florida, Notre Dame, Texas or the Pac-12?

10/8/2018
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The Irish, Horns and Gators got huge wins but how good are they? How far should Oklahoma or LSU fall? Meanwhile, out west, why is the Pac-12 so uninspiring? Who has been eliminated from the Playoffs to date? What do we make of West Virginia's defense? Auburn's offense? Ohio State's defense? How good are unbeatens like Colorado or NC State or UCF?

Duration:00:51:54

Week 6 Preview: The Original October Fest

10/3/2018
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A never-been-done before preview of October called October Fest this week on the pod. We break down the biggest games of the week - LSU-Florida, Notre Dame-Virginia Tech, Texas-Oklahoma - but also look ahead at the month of October and who could be heading into November with championship hopes? Also, commentary on yanking facemasks, prank-calling teleconferences and lack of institutional control.

Duration:00:57:40

Week 5 Recap: Buckeyes, Irish make statements and Kentucky football is a thing

10/1/2018
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Has our top four changed after some drama with Ohio State and Clemson? How far should Penn State fall if at all? Is Notre Dame better than LSU or Oklahoma? Are the Sooners better with Kyler Murray than Baker Mayfield? What should Kelly Bryant do? How good is Kentucky? Meanwhile, Florida, Oregon and USC appear to have bounced back. Ryan Finley, Will Grier and Colorado continue to cruise.

Duration:00:58:11