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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

2018 Dream Road Trip

7/6/2018
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It's road trip time! And the rules are simple: You can't see a team more than one time in 2018. So where are you going? Mitch and Braden offer up their favorite games, teams and destinations of 2018 in our second annual Dream Road Trip podcast.

Duration:00:40:01

Summer Holiday Mailbag

7/5/2018
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Mitch and Braden took questions from listeners and answered all. Topics ranged from Mark Richt and Jeff Brohm to enhancing the Playoff, starting quarterbacks, predictions gone horribly wrong, covering games, Syracuse, parenting and much more. Happy 4th, 'Merica!

Duration:00:54:48

Revenue, Brian Kelly and A Random Mailbag

6/28/2018
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Braden and Mitch produce a random, internal summer mailbag covering everything from the starting QBs in the Playoff to rules changes to radio broadcasters. It was much fun and very random. Power 5 revenue numbers are out and does it change the way we view the future of football? And Brian Kelly. What do we make of the Notre Dame head coach, how tough is his job really? All this plus some reactions to our coach's rankings as well.

Duration:01:09:50

Rankings Explained: All 130 Football Coaches

6/20/2018
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Mitch and Braden invite Steven Lassan to join them to break down the Athlon Sports 2018 coach's rankings. All 130 head coaches are evaluated on past success, recruiting ability, upside, future projections and plenty of subjectivity. Where does your favorite coach rank nationally?

Duration:01:06:06

Games, Games and More Games!

6/14/2018
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We talk exclusively about football games this week! Mitch and Braden cover the best games of week one, their favorite non-conference games and all the upsets that impact the Playoff. The guys also touch on the most important game in each division, their favorite home schedules of '18 and analyze who got lucky and who got screwed in crossover play.

Duration:00:59:06

An Oral History of the BCS Era

6/7/2018
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Mitch and Braden decided to take a trip down a college football memory lane as we relive the BCS Era! Did the BCS system do it's job; did it work? When and how did it go wrong? Who are some of our favorite players, teams, coaches, games and moments? Was the 2007 season good for the game or bad for the game? And the only stat you need to know about the SEC's dominance.

Duration:00:58:32

Explaining Our Conference Championship Predictions

5/31/2018
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Braden and Mitch call in the big guns to break down every division and conference championship pick in the 2018 Athlon Sports preseason magazine. Steve Lassan joins the pod to help explain how we picked every division in college football this fall, including every Group of 5 league as well.

Duration:01:08:23

Legalized Gambling and The Group of Five's 5 Big Questions

5/23/2018
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How does legalized gambling impact the NCAA and college football? How can the NCAA possibly get involved and does this move increase the chances of corruption? The five big questions about the Group of 5 conferences include the state of Florida, coaching at Boise, the Mountain West's decline, expansion and potential upsets in 2018.

Duration:00:47:22

Mike Slive, UCF and Ranking all 130 QBs in Football

5/17/2018
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The former SEC commissioner Mike Slive has passed away but is the most influential person in modern college football history? Has the UCF-Alabama national title spat jumped the shark or do we still love it? And we ranked all 130 starting QBs in college football. Who is No. 1? Who is the most valuable? Who will have the biggest impact on the Playoff? Who are some breakout stars to watch?

Duration:00:54:56

Officially Official 2018 Magazine Playoff Predictions

5/9/2018
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The 2018 magazine is on digital newstands now! You can literally go buy a mag right now at athlonsports.com/store. With that comes our College Football Playoff picks. Which four teams make the Playoff in 2018? How hard was it to pick the top two (not very) and how hard was it to pick the last two (very)? And how many teams (and why) were considered?

Duration:00:46:16

Stealing Players, Big 12 QBs in the NFL and the ACC's 5 Big Questions

5/4/2018
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Shea Patterson is eligible at Michigan - how does that impact our rankings and how did he end up there? How do we feel about recruiting active players? We know how one coach feels. Who is the best NFL quarterback to have played in the Big 12? The discussion is bizarrely lacking in answers. The SEC won the NFL Draft and the first round again but what does it mean, if anything? And the ACC's five big questions center around new coaches, premiere programs, the Coastal Division's randomness...

Duration:00:50:31

Where we want QBs to land and The SEC's 5 Big Questions

4/25/2018
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With the NFL Draft this week, where are we rooting for the big name quarterbacks to land? And why is Josh Rosen playing the underdog card? Is Josh Allen interesting? The SEC's 5 big questions focused on Florida's offense, a bunch of new coaches, teams that are over-hyped, a loaded roster of starting QBs and two teams switching to the pro-style offense.

Duration:00:52:01

How should we cover spring games and the Big Ten's 5 Big Questions

4/16/2018
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Springs games are great events to attend and are fun for kids but do fans actually care about what takes place during the game itself? Should we be more concerned with what happens or are we appropriately ignoring them? This week's 5 Big Questions concern the Big Ten. Scott Frost's expectations at Nebraska, the new coordinators in the Big Ten East, QB battles across the board and the lack of star power in the bottom half of the league.

Duration:00:44:48

Johnny Football, Interstate Etiquette and the Pac-12's 5 Big Questions

4/5/2018
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Johnny Football is on his PR rehab tour and spoke about his college experience, college offense and more. Is there a tie between offensive scheme and how disciplined a program is? We also ask a critically important interstate driving etiquette question. Finally, the Pac-12 is the subject of our "5 Big Questions" this week, feat. The City of Light, the North Division race and much more.

Duration:00:51:46

Social Media Warriors and the Big 12's 5 Big Questions

3/27/2018
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How terrifying and/or awesome is it that a social media uprising changed a coaching search mid-stream? Is it good for college football? And a deep look at how the sausage is made when it comes to sports journalists and their relationships with "sources." The Cover 2 also begins a spring series creatively called "The 5 Big Questions." Where we ask the five biggest questions about a conference this spring. Today, we begin with the Big 12. And how did Mitch's official visits to the...

Duration:00:49:28

Draft Prospects as Recruits, Running from the Police and 2019 QBs

3/16/2018
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In an NFL Draft edition of the podcast, the guys take a look at how the best prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft ranked as recruits coming out of high school. What does this tell us about recruiting rankings and why do some continue to ignore the obvious? Which QB in the '18 class is the best and what does the Class of 2019 look like for the position? What are some of our favorite (and most bizarre) scouting report words and phrases? And, apparently, both hosts divulge checkered college...

Duration:00:49:34

Selection Committee Conspiracies and Final Four Picks

3/12/2018
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What are the major differences between the college football and basketball selection committees and how do they impact the tournaments? Do we buy brand bias and big school love in hoops? (How dumb was that selection show?) And because it's March Madness, we give you our Final Four and upset picks in the tourney. Everyone needs bracket help, right?

Duration:00:48:27

College quarterbacks we were dead wrong about

3/8/2018
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It's the middle of March and the we are having fun looking back at college quarterbacks turned NFL prospects. Who were the great college players who we thought would be great in the NFL but failed miserably? What about great college QBs like Lamar Jackson and the transition to other positions? Also, what do we make of the NFL combine and what questions are asked of prospects?

Duration:00:50:57

Coaches on the Rise and the Top 50 Players of 2018

3/1/2018
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The guys start by looking at the rising stars of the coaching ranks. Come October and programs are looking for the future stars of college football coaching, these will be the names to know. What do we make of Texas A&M using Jalen Ramsey's pictures to sell Aggie football? Much to do about nothing or offensive recruiting practice? We also look at the Top 50 Players of 2018. Who would be the first pick in a draft of each of the Power 5 leagues? Who is the best player in each league?

Duration:00:47:52

QB Transfers, Fixing Spring Football and Out of Work Coaches

2/22/2018
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The guys take a look at some out of work head coaching candidates and who are the most likely to get work (and which ones would we hire). Also, do we care about vacating wins at all? Would anyone give up the national title experience for winning it "the right way." How can we spice up spring practice? Should college teams start scrimmaging each other? Would charity exhibition rivalry games work at the end of spring practice? And lastly, impact quarterback transfers. Which teams in...

Duration:00:43:46