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Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

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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

Quarterback Battles and Group of 5 Upsets

8/17/2017
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QB battles are starting to take shape around the country and the guys break down each one with predictions. Braden and Mitch also look at the biggest potential upsets from the Group of 5 ranks. One very difficult QB trivia question gets things kicked off as well as rapid fire news from Florida, Ole Miss and Last Chance U.

Duration: 00:49:35


Scheduling Extravaganza (and Josh Rosen)

8/10/2017
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We take a deep look at college football scheduling. Should Power 5 teams only play Power 5 teams? What does a perfect college football schedule look like? Crossover play, home-road splits and tough/easy stretches all impact how the 2017 season will play out, so what do you need to know about this year's schedules? And, of course, 10 minutes of Josh Rosen.

Duration: 01:00:40


Dream Road Trip 2017

8/1/2017
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Braden and Mitch plot their dream road trip through college football for 2017. With a twist: You can only see each team one time. So the guys break down how they would spend the year traveling around the country if you had to watch two different teams every single weekend. It's much harder than you think!

Duration: 00:42:13


SEC Drama and Mid-Major Coaching Fake News

7/26/2017
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Braden and Mitch break down the Hugh Freeze coaching saga. What's next for the Rebels, how good of a job is Ole Miss and where does this soap opera rank in the history of SEC silliness? While many believe the mid-major coaching ranks have thinned, Mitch totally disagrees and provides a long list of rising star coaching candidates for anyone looking for a coach at season's end to consider.

Duration: 00:48:17


Summer Depth Chart Analysis and QB Battles

7/20/2017
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We invite Steven Lassan aboard to discuss rosters and depth charts before camp opens up. What are the biggest positions of concern for the national title contenders? How do top 25 quarterback battles look heading into camp? Which teams have the best defenses? And some rapid fire depth chart questions as well on our summer roster preview.

Duration: 01:04:28


The Start of Talking Season: SEC, ACC, Big 12

7/14/2017
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The guys are joined by AllState's Matt Stinchcomb to talk SEC football and the Good Works Team. The ballots have been cast in the SEC and Big 12 Media events while the ACC bragged for a few days about all that it has accomplished in the last year. Does the ACC have the best coaches? What is the ideal format of power for a conference? Did the voters get it right in the Big 12? The SEC? We get talking season started right!

Duration: 00:46:53


National Championship DNA and SEC Media Days Role Playing

7/6/2017
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Mitch and Braden preview the SEC Media Days event by asking questions we want answered... and then pretending to give honest answers as the SEC coaches themselves. What will we actually learn in Hoover, Ala? What is national championship DNA? Which programs have it, which do not, which ones are close and which ones have changed the most over time? Lastly, the guys ask: What is middle aged?

Duration: 00:51:18


The Things We Love the Most in 2017

6/30/2017
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Mitch and Braden have five questions about each of the Power 5 leagues and the Group of 5. What is the storyline in each division they are most looking forward to? Who are the players they are most excited to see? Who is Johnny Overachiever and who will win the Golden Dumpster Fire Trophy? And what is the number one game you'd go to in each league?

Duration: 00:48:01


The Preseason 2017 Minority Report

6/22/2017
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The guys dive deep into the rankings meetings and predictions for the 2017 Minority Report. Which teams were most hotly debated and which teams do we think we pegged incorrectly? Which picks could we take back? And what a difference a play makes: How the history of college football can be shaped by one play.

Duration: 00:44:39


Bob Stoops, Preseason Polls and Let's Get Rid of Divisions

6/14/2017
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Bob Stoops retired and Lincoln Riley has been hired. Is Oklahoma still the favorite in the Big 12 and how much does the change cost the Sooners? Do preseason polls influence the college football national championship? We are here to ease your concerns. And should we do away with divisions in college football all together?

Duration: 00:44:08


2017 College Football Playoff Predictions

6/1/2017
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The 2017 preview magazines are out - buy one at AthlonSports.com/Store - and the guys are breaking down the official Playoff predictions. Who are the top four teams in college football this year, who wins it all and how many legit contenders are there for the 'Ship in 2017?

Duration: 00:47:01


College Football Offseason Round Table Potpourri

5/25/2017
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The guys bounce all over the college football map asking critical questions about the offseason. Which Top 10 team is the most overrated? Which team outside of the Top 25 could make a run? What are some programs on the rise and on the decline? Who are some Heisman Trophy darkhorses? Who was the best head coaching and assistant hire? Which hire was the most puzzling? Which QB battles are the most interesting?

Duration: 00:43:45


The Evolution of College Football

5/11/2017
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The guys take a look back at the evolution of college football. How has the game changed over time and what does that mean for the future of the sport? Rules changes, media distribution models and playoff structure all play into how the game has morphed into what it is today and what it will be in the future. We break down the 50 biggest innovations in college football over the last 50 years.

Duration: 00:51:35


Jim Harbaugh, Coaching Salaries and The Top 50 Players of All-Time

5/5/2017
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The guys dive into Nick Saban and his new $11 million salary. Are college coaches overpaid? Jim Harbaugh is dominating the news cycle again and you better get used to it. We also preview the 2017 magazines by discussing the Top 50 players of the last 50 years in college football. Plus, Kentucky Derby and Bar Mitzvah analysis.

Duration: 00:53:07


ACC 2017 Spring Primer

4/21/2017
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Did the ACC takes major strides forward in the college football hierarchy last fall and what is the next step for this league? Are Miami and Virginia Tech the top candidates to win the Coastal Division or could Pitt, Georgia Tech or North Carolina sneak into contention? Does Louisville belong alongside national powers Clemson and Florida State? What does Lamar Jackson do as an encore? Is NC State a sleeper to watch?

Duration: 00:43:12


Big Ten 2017 Spring Primer

4/6/2017
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The balance of power in the Big Ten is squarely in the East but who should be the favorite in 2017? Can Michigan rebuild quickly enough to knock off Ohio State or Penn State? What does the future of Michigan State football look like? Wisconsin appears to be the favorite on paper in the West but there is a large group of quality teams chasing the Badgers. And Minnesota and Purdue have new coaches.

Duration: 00:45:26


SEC 2017 Spring Primer

3/20/2017
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The guys dive deep into the South to break down the SEC. What is the biggest issue for the SEC and it's perceived drop-off? Who is on the top contender tier in the East and which team could be a Wild Card? What else can be said about Bama and who are the two clear challengers to the Tide in the West? What do we make of the state of Mississippi football?

Duration: 00:40:49


Pac-12 2017 Spring Primer

3/10/2017
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Is the Pac-12 the easiest league to pinpoint the favorites in 2017? Why is this the year to trust USC? Can Washington repeat? But who are the contenders next in line? Utah has an identity, Colorado returns everyone on offense and UCLA has the best quarterback. In the North, Oregon could bounce back quickly, Wazzu has its QB back and Stanford will once again be a tough out.

Duration: 00:37:59


Big 12 2017 Spring Primer

3/3/2017
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Athlon Sports is back doing what it does best: previewing college football. Braden and Mitch are previewing the Big 12 this week. Who are the teams that can challenge Oklahoma? How far does Baylor fall? Is Texas the surprise to watch for in '17? What do we make of quarterback situations at West Virginia and Texas Tech? Can TCU bounce back? Will the Big 12 miss the Playoff again?

Duration: 00:44:37


Ranking the '17 Rosters and Glorifying Coaches

2/17/2017
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The guys start with Jim Harbaugh and why people are obsessed with him? Which leads into a bigger discussion about why fans and the media glorify college coaches. Finally, the guys break down the Power 5 rosters heading into spring practice. Who are the most talented teams in the nation?

Duration: 00:34:36

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