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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

Did they stay or did they go?

1/22/2020
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We break down the biggest winners and losers from the NFL Draft deadline and how it may impact conference races. All 22 coaching vacancies have been filled, so we react to the final few hires as well a lot of coordinator news as well. Finally, Miami and others have landed transfer QBs that could change the dynamic of the 2020 season.

Duration:01:00:38

Introducing Nick Kayal

1/20/2020
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We are happy to introduce new host Nick Kayal. So follow him on twitter @NickKayal and welcome him to the team! We give you a background on Nick, where he came from and why he loves the greatest sport on the planet. We talk LSU's coaching staff and some of Nick's favorite storylines moving into the 2020 offseason.

Duration:00:25:02

Early 2020 Top 25 Explained

1/17/2020
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We take a deep dive into the VERY early top 25 for 2020. Who are the top playoff contenders? Which teams are losing the most talent and which teams are returning loaded for bear? Is the SEC West more open than it's been in years? Is the Pac-12 in trouble again? Can Penn St challenge Ohio St? Can anyone in the ACC challenge Clemson?

Duration:00:53:58

Joe Burreaux's Victory Cigar

1/14/2020
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The new version of the podcast launches with an in-depth breakdown of LSU's national title victory over Clemson. Was this the greatest season by a college QB ever? Will Coach O's career arc change the way we view hiring coaches? What will LSU and Clemson look like next year? Who you got: Trevor Lawrence or Burrow long term in the NFL?

Duration:00:46:30

Mitch's Swan Song: Clemson vs. LSU

1/8/2020
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The national championship game is (finally) here and the guys breakdown every angle the LSU-Clemson matchup on Mitch Light's final pod. What does it mean for coaching legacies on both sides? Can Clemson get stops on defense? Are there any areas of weakness for either team? And does the national championship come down to which set of DBs can make plays?

Duration:00:58:49

What We Got Wrong 2019

1/3/2020
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Every year, we look back at our picks and hold ourselves accountable. Which teams did we totally whiff on? Which teams were far better than we thought? Which coaches exceeded expectations and which ones disappointed? We like to take stock at the end of the year and admit our shortcomings (and maybe brag about some of the stuff we got right).

Duration:00:50:59

An All-Tiger Natty in Nola

12/30/2019
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LSU and Clemson will meet in the national championship game. How special is Joe Burrow's season and how unique is Coach O's career arc? Meanwhile, where does Oklahoma go for answers and what's Jalen Hurts legacy? Clemson and Ohio St gave us a gem of a game but was it as controversial as Buckeyes think? Why did Clemson really advance and who was the "better team?"

Duration:00:52:18

Playoff Semifinal Preview and Picks

12/23/2019
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Braden and Mitch break down every possible angle of the Clemson-Ohio St and Oklahoma-LSU games. They call in the big guns as Steven Lassan joins us to make picks and discuss what could take place on Semifinal Saturday.

Duration:00:44:24

How to react to National Signing Day

12/19/2019
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How should fans react to National Signing Day? How about don't overvalue the news of the day and focus on the big picture? The guys break down who overachieved, who should be worried and does the early signing period work? Also, Mitch and Braden have a major programming announcement as well.

Duration:00:40:20

My Heisman Ballot

12/17/2019
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Braden gives his Heisman ballot away and explains why he did (or didn't) vote for certain players. Spoiler: He voted for Joe Burrow. Which spurns a discussion about the greatest single seasons by QBs in college history. Minor coaching news gives way to a large scale debate about why YOUR favorite coach is still employed.

Duration:00:53:26

The Tom O'Brien Bowls

12/12/2019
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There has been a few more hires in college football and the guys break down all of the new faces, including Lane Kiffin, Sam Pittman, Steve Addazio, Jeff Scott, Eli Drinkwitz and Mike Norvell. Then the guys preview bowl season in the only way they know how: By talking about Jim Walden and Bill Dooley, of course.

Duration:00:31:54

The Daggum Playoff Field is Set

12/8/2019
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The College Football Playoff field is set and Mitch and Braden offer instant analysis, predictions and thoughts on the bracket. Who should be No. 1? Is Clemson being disrespected? Is Oklahoma worthy? Who is going to win it all and why? The guys also touch on Lane Kiffin's return to the SEC and Mike Norvell leaving for Florida St.

Duration:00:50:35

Playoff Scenarios Abound

12/4/2019
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Championship Weekend is here and the playoff implications couldn't be greater. The guys preview all of the conference title games, discuss all of the possible playoff scenarios and explain what the penultimate rankings mean for the final weekend. The guys also cover the latest from the coaching carousel, including an absolute shocker at Washington.

Duration:00:57:20

Rivalries bring out the best in people

12/2/2019
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Fighting, pissed off coaches, division championships and coaches getting fired all highlight a wild and entertaining Rivalry Weekend. Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Virginia all win huge rivalry games and get into title games while the top three rolled easily. Mizzou, Boston College, Ole Miss and others passed out pink slips as well.

Duration:01:14:00

Rivalry Week

11/27/2019
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It's one of the best weekends of football all year as Thanksgiving and the Egg Bowl collide! Ohio St-Michigan, Alabama-Auburn, Bedlam, Civil War, Apple Cup, Commonwealth Cup, Clean Old-Fashioned Hate, the Territorial Cup and Baylor-Kansas highlight a supremely awesome weekend of important and fun football games. Happy Turkey Day, everyone!

Duration:01:09:52

Can LSU, Ohio St lose and still get in?

11/25/2019
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LSU continues to roll and Ohio St posts one of the biggest wins of the year, so have they done enough to make the Playoff even with a loss? What about Clemson? A wild night in the Pac-12 has eliminated Oregon and an equally wild day in the Big 12 clarifies the title race. Who is bowling and who needs another win to bowl?

Duration:00:49:46

The Worst Weeks Are the Best Weeks

11/20/2019
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In what appears to be the worst weekend of action, several Playoff contenders need to hold serve. Outside of the huge showdown between Penn St and Ohio St, Georgia, Oregon, Utah, Baylor, Oklahoma and LSU should all roll. (This means be prepared for chaos).

Duration:01:01:31

Alabama is Done

11/18/2019
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If there was a chance Alabama could get into the Playoff, it may have disappeared along with Tua's injury. Baylor and Minnesota both lost for the first time but can they get back in? Georgia is the nation's best one-loss team after beating Auburn. And who is better: Oregon or Utah?

Duration:00:56:50

Program and Career Defining Victories

11/11/2019
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College football delivered in a big way with the best weekend of action all season. LSU beats Alabama in Tuscaloosa and it could change who makes the playoff, how we view Coach O, the Heisman race and even the NFL Draft. Minnesota, meanwhile, has a program defining victory over Penn St as well. Did the Big 12 race clarify over the weekend? Arkansas fired Chad Morris and it started one of the most random twitter debates in history.

Duration:01:09:03

Game of the Year of the Century of the Millenia

11/6/2019
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The rankings are out so what did we learn and what we are concerned about? But really, this week is about LSU and Alabama. Who wins, who covers and will it be high-scoring? Are the defenses actually better than we think? Can the loser still get in? Additionally, Penn St travels to Minnesota in the biggest game in Gopher history and the Big 12 features three fantastic tilts that will shape the league's title game in a big way.

Duration:00:56:01