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The 247Sports CFB Podcast brings you in-depth analysis from the best and brightest at 247Sports and across college football.




2018 NFL Draft: What evaluators get wrong about college prospects

Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson offer a college-centric look at the 2018 NFL Draft, starting with a bigger discussion on frustrations with the NFL evaluation process (4:00). Barton offers insight from behind the scenes from Josh Rosen's recruiting experience (12:30), the guys discuss Rosen vs. Sam Darnold (19:00), the kind of wide receivers that seduce pro scouts (28:30), Roquan Smith and Derwin James (32:30), the value to be had with running backs in later rounds (36:00), what's...


Quarterback Battle Grades: Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma

With spring football winding down, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss the potential fallout from Urban Meyer's decision on QB at Ohio State (2:00), Trevor Lawrence's spring game impressions at Clemson (12:00), eternal optimism at Texas A&M and Florida State (23:00), offensive concerns at Oklahoma with Kyler Murray (32:00), good signs for Dan Mullen at Florida (40:00) and much more.


Auburn's strength, expectations for Florida, Dennis Dodd checks in from Tuscaloosa

Chip and Barton are back! What we learned from spring sessions at Auburn (2:30), Arkansas (9:50), Ole Miss (12:15), South Carolina (17:00), TCU (22:00) and more along with what we're looking forward to seeing from Florida this weekend (35:00). Then Dennis Dodd checks in from Tuscaloosa to talk Alabama's quarterback battle (42:30) and the latest in the dispute between Shea Patterson and Ole Miss regarding his transfer to Michigan (54:00).


Spring Practice Primer: Chip Kelly, Clemson, Nebraska, Ohio State and more

Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson compare notes on where the most intrigue and excitement can be found during spring practice in college football. Chip Kelly's debut at UCLA (3:45), the quarterback battle at Clemson (12:00), Scott Frost bringing buzz back to Nebraska (19:00), the post J.T. Barrett quarterback plan at Ohio State (24:45), expectations for Gus Malzahn at Auburn (34:45), why we shouldn't expect any answers from Alabama or Georgia (54:00) and much, much more all covered in this...


Buy or sell: Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Penn State and more

With National Signing Day and the coaching carousel behind us, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are playing buy or sell with your favorite college football programs. The stock price and future for Georgia (8:00), South Carolina (13:00), LSU (15:45), Texas A&M (20:00), USC (26:00), Washington (30:00), Stanford (34:05), FAU and FIU (38:30), Michigan (46:00), Penn State (50:00), the Big Ten West (53:30), Oklahoma (59:45) and many more are all debated in this breakdown of program trajectory.


Teams that could make a move before National Signing Day

With National Signing Day on the horizon, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson have their eyes on teams that working to close strong and round out their 2018 recruiting class. After reactions to assistant coach news at Ohio State (5:00), Alabama (14:00) and the latest in the Matt Canada tour (23:00), it's on to the recruiting trail. Barton breaks down the prospects to watch and teams that can make a big move in the recruiting rankings (36:00), including Florida, Florida State, Alabama,...


Sumlin returns, Alabama's OC search, Clemson's 2018 outlook, more

Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson link up to recap a busy week in college football since the national title game. With Brian Daboll gone, the guys break down the Alabama offensive coordinator search (8:00) and whether there is any reason to be concerned with the turnover at that position. Kevin Sumlin is back as Rich Rodriguez's replacement at Arizona -- was this the best move for the former Texas A&M coach (16:00)? Plus, which coordinator hires will have the most impact (21:00), reacting...


Rich Rod out, Alabama-Georgia picks, preview and prop bets

Barton Simmons checks in with Chip Patterson from the Army All-American Bowl with a report on the top prospects from the Class of 2019 (1:45), and then the conversation turns to the sudden ouster of Rich Rodriguez at Arizona (5:00). After takeaways from the College Football Playoff semifinals (15:00), Tom Fornelli joins the show for one final edition of locks to preview the national championship game between Alabama and Georgia (30:00). Against the spread, over/under (48:30) and prop bets...


Bowl Locks IV: College Football Playoff, New Years Six

The final installment of the bowl locks and the locks competition starts with the College Football Playoffs and the New Years Six. Tune in for breakdowns and against-the-spread edges for Ohio State-USC, Georgia-Oklahoma, Clemson-Alabama, Louisville-Mississippi State, Iowa State-Memphis, Washington-Penn State, Wisconsin-Miami, Michigan-South Carolina, UCF-Auburn and Notre Dame-LSU.


Winners and Losers of Early Signing Period

Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down the big winners and most impactful story lines from the recruiting trail after the first-ever early signing period. Topics include something special brewing at Georgia (1:15), whether Alabama has become a victim of its own success (6:15), how many of the top prospects ended up signing early (10:15), grades for the new hires (15:00) and much more.


Bowl Locks III: TCU-Stanford, OSU-VT, more

The penultimate bowl locks bonanza carries us right up until the games around New Years Eve and New Years day, with against the spread and over-under picks for Florida State-Southern Miss (9:00), Iowa-Boston College (13:00), Purdue-Arizona (19:15), Missouri-Texas (24:30), Virginia-Navy (31:45), Oklahoma State-Virginia Tech (38:00), TCU-Stanford (44:15), Washington State-Michigan State (48:45), Wake Forest-Texas A&M (53:00), NC State-Arizona State (56:45), Northwestern-Kentucky (1:01:00)...


Bowl Locks II: Bahamas, Hawaii, Cactus, Potato and more

After a rough first weekend for the syndicate, Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson are back with at least one side to take (against the spread and/or over-under) for the next slate of bowl games. This week tackles UAB-Ohio (6:00), Wyoming-Central Michigan (9:45), USF-Texas Tech (13:45), San Diego State-Army (19:10), Toledo-Appalachian State (25:00), Houston-Fresno State (29:00), Utah-West Virginia (32:15), Duke-Northern Illinois (36:00) and Kansas State-UCLA (43:00).


Early Signing Period Primer with Steve Wiltfong

Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson to set the stage for the first-ever early signing period in recruiting. Steve details his expectations, in terms of how many of the top prospects will choose to sign (8:30) and what schools have an advantage with the new format. Plus, the race between Georgia and Clemson (12:00) for closing the best class in the country and what coaching changes had the biggest impact on the recruiting trail (20:00).


Bowl Locks I: Lane Train, Oregon-Boise State, more

Bowl season brings a reset of the locks competition between Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson. This first batch of locks includes against the spread and over/under picks for Troy-North Texas (4:00), Western Kentucky-Georgia State (9:00), Oregon-Boise State (14:30), Marshall-Colorado State (20:45), Middle Tennessee-Arkansas State (27:45), FAU-Akron (32:30) and Louisiana Tech-SMU (38:15).


CBS Sports Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, All-America Teams

Senior college football columnist Dennis Dodd joins Chip Patterson to announce and break down the decision making behind CBS Sports' college football award winners, leading with UAB's Bill Clark as the 2017 Coach of the Year.


Grading Coaching Hires: Who won the press conference?

Every Power Five opening has been filled on the coaching carousel, so Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are back to grade all of the hires and rank the press conferences. From the hilarious to the inspiring and the downright awkward, breaking down Jeremy Pruitt to Tennessee (7:30), Scott Frost to Nebraska (16:15), Joe Moorhead to Mississippi State (23:30), Herm Edwards to Arizona State (29:30), Jonathan Smith at Oregon State (38:30), Willie Taggart at Florida State (45:00), Dan Mullen's...


Rick Neuheisel on College Football Playoff, coaching carousel

CBS Sports college football analyst Rick Neuheisel joins Barton and Chip live from New York City, the hub of the college football world this week. Together, they break down reactions to the College Football Playoff with some suggestions on adjustments to the system (2:30), how the early signing period has made December the "Multitasking Olympics of the United State" (11:00), the similarities and differences between the Greg Schiano-Tennessee fiasco and another coaching hire story from...


Selection Sunday, Championship Saturday and Jimbo to Texas A&M

Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson reconvene after a huge weekend in college football. The recap begins with reaction to the committee picking Alabama over Ohio State (3:45), then it's on to championship Saturday thoughts from Georgia-Auburn (13:15), Clemson-Miami (19:15), Ohio State-Wisconsin (29:30) and USC's late playoff candidacy push (38:00). Plus, what Scott Frost's handling of the coaching cycle means for Nebraska (45:00), Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M and where FSU goes next (51:00) as...


Championship Week Locks: Auburn-Georgia, Ohio State, Clemson, more

Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson bring their season-long locks competition to conference championship week with against the spread and over/under plays for Week 14. Florida State-ULM (6:45), USC-Stanford (9:45), UCF-Memphis (14:45), Ohio State-Wisconsin (20:10), Clemson-Miami (30:15), Boise State-Fresno State (36:00), Auburn-Georgia (38:30), Akron-Toledo (45:20), Oklahoma-TCU (46:15) all get breakdowns and picks as we wrap up the final action before the bowl season.


Updated Coaching Rumors with Dennis Dodd (Nov. 29)

Dennis Dodd checks in with the latest from behind the scenes of the coaching carousel. Dennis, Barton and Chip discuss the precedent for negotiations falling apart like it did for Greg Schanio and Tennessee (2:00), Florida's home run hire of Dan Mullen (5:00), Mississippi State as the MVP of the cycle so far (7:00), the Mike Gundy-Tennessee flirtations and what's next for the Vols (8:45), Jimbo Fisher and Florida State's future (18:10) and the craziest College Football Playoff scenarios...


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