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Cover 3 College Football Podcast is the perfect call for any die-hard fan. Join hosts Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons as they take you from National Signing Day to the national championship with in-depth analysis from some of the biggest names in the sport. Cover 3 offers insider insight on the hottest topics in college football, tells you who is creating a buzz and previews each weekend with against-the-spread locks. From coaching searches to quarterback battles and everything in between, Cover 3 has it locked down.

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Cover 3 College Football Podcast is the perfect call for any die-hard fan. Join hosts Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons as they take you from National Signing Day to the national championship with in-depth analysis from some of the biggest names in the sport. Cover 3 offers insider insight on the hottest topics in college football, tells you who is creating a buzz and previews each weekend with against-the-spread locks. From coaching searches to quarterback battles and everything in between, Cover 3 has it locked down.

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Pac 12 Question for the Mailbag

By callapat000 - Feb 13 2020
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In y’alls eyes what does the Pac 12 have to do to catch the other power five conferences?

5 star pod

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Loved the book club. First thought was Arnold Palmer’s ‘A life Well Played’

iTunes Ratings

1217 Ratings
Average Ratings
1074
49
34
17
43

Pac 12 Question for the Mailbag

By callapat000 - Feb 13 2020
Read more
In y’alls eyes what does the Pac 12 have to do to catch the other power five conferences?

5 star pod

By Yahdhdj - Feb 13 2020
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Loved the book club. First thought was Arnold Palmer’s ‘A life Well Played’
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Cover 3 College Football Podcast

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Spring Practice Primer: Chip Kelly, Clemson, Nebraska, Ohio State and more

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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 spring practice primer.

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Mar 09 2018

58mins

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Rank #2: Week 10 Locks: The Game of the Year of the Century (11/1)

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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame make against the spread and over-under picks for Alabama-LSU and rest of the Week 10 slate in college football. Tune in for breakdowns of Florida-Missouri (6:30), Alabama-LSU (10:25). Georgia-Kentucky (18:30), Texas-West Virginia (25:20), Miami-Duke (31:00), Army-Air Force (33:45), Washington-Stanford (35:15), Notre Dame-Northwestern (39:00), FIU-FAU (42:25), Ohio State-Nebraska (54:00) and many more. Episode brought to you by ZipRecruiter.com

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Nov 01 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #3: Bowl Locks I: Lane Train, Oregon-Boise State, more

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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).

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Dec 15 2017

47mins

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Rank #4: Grading Coaching Hires: Who won the press conference?

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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 re-introduction at Florida (50:30), Mario Cristobal getting the interim tag removed at Oregon (57:15), Chip Kelly's first impression at UCLA (1:02:15), Matt Luke's emotional connection to Ole Miss (1:05:45), Chad Morris at Arkansas (1:09:45) and Jimbo Fisher's new boots at Florida State (1:13:00).

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Dec 12 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #5: Behind the scenes of PSU-OSU with 247Sports experts

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Penn State's visit to Ohio State could end up being one of the most impactful games of the year, so Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson have tapped into the 247Sports stable of experts for an in-depth look at the matchup. After discussing Jim McElwain's odd week at Florida (3:00), Jimbo Fisher's challenge with Florida State (10:00) and the crazy ACC title race (17:00) the game breakdown takes center stage. Bucknuts' Dave Biddle is up first, discussing what has changed with Ohio State's offense since the Oklahoma loss (27:30), the matchup problems presented by Penn State (36:00), his game pick (39:00) and whether or not this OSU team is ready for a title run (43:00). After that it's Penn State talk with Sean Fitz of Lions247, with the keys to the Michigan win (46:30), the impact of offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead (51:00), misconceptions about Penn State's reliance on Saquon Barkley (54:00) and of course a game pick.

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Oct 25 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: It's Week 2 and the transitive property is blowing our minds (9/9)

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap the best from Week 2 in college football, leading off with Arizona State's ceiling in 2018 with Herm Edwards (4:00), where USC fells short against Stanford (12:00), Georgia's knockout blow to the SEC East (18:00), Kelly Bryant's impressive night at Texas A&M (26:00) and whether Ohio State can capitalize on a statement game against TCU (33:30). Plus, Colorado-Nebraska was a highlight (37:30), Iowa and Iowa State might both be really good (45:00), a costly win for Duke at Northwestern (50:00) and much, much more from Week 2.

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Sep 09 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #7: Week 3 Locks: Auburn-LSU, Washington-Utah, more (9/13)

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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson make against-the-spread and over-under picks in their LOCKS battle in Week 3. This week's episode includes locks, game breakdowns and leans for Auburn-LSU (7:30), Duke-Baylor (16:30), Nebraska-Troy (20:45), Alabama-Ole Miss (23:00), Washington-Utah (27:00), Arizona State-San Diego State (33:00), Ohio State-TCU (43:45), USC-Texas (46:00) and many more from the weekend slate.

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Sep 13 2018

58mins

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Rank #8: Week 10 Instant Reaction (11/03)

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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson sit down on Saturday night to recap the day in college football. First, how Jake Fromm and Georgia answered critics in a win over Florida (3:00), what it says about Oregon that it can win sloppy at USC (16:00) and what Utah's win at Washington means for the Ducks and the Pac-12's playoff hopes (24:40). Plus, highlights from Memphis' shootout win against SMU (29:15), Notre Dame survives against Virginia Tech (40:00) while Wake Forest cruises against NC State (48:00) and what Saturday's home loss to Miami means for Willie Taggart's future (1:00:30).

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Nov 03 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #9: Week 6 Instant Reaction (10/06)

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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson recap Florida's big win and more from Week 6 in college football. First, the big-picture takeaways from Florida's win over Auburn (3:15), Ohio State's win against Michigan State (15:15) and Michigan surviving against Iowa (22:20). Then, wild finishes in the ACC Coastal (31:30), whether Penn State is a threat to Ohio State (40:45), Oregon's place among the country's best teams (47:00), the crowded middle tier of the Big 12 (52:10) and much more.

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Oct 06 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #10: Teams with work to do before Early Signing Day (12/11)

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss the latest from the coaching carousel and turn their attention to next week's Early Signing Period in recruiting. First, Heisman Trophy reaction (1:51), thoughts on the CBS Sports All-America team (4:14), why Geoff Collins is a great hire for Georgia Tech (11:26), the divisions of interest in the Kansas State football family (20:28), Dan Enos' promotion to the head coaching launching platform at Alabama (29:15), a new offensive staff at Auburn (35:20) and the first look at next week's  Early Signing Day (41:43).

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Dec 12 2018

59mins

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Rank #11: 2019 Win Totals: Pac-12 South (07/11)

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson pick over-under win totals for the Pac-12 South in 2019. First, discussing UCF's injury issues at QB and what to expect from Brandon Wimbush (1:30) followed by some pre-Media Days thoughts with the circus starting next week across the country (8:17). Then, win totals in the South get started with preseason favorite and defending champ Utah (17:41), before moving onto year twos with Herm Edwards (30:00), Kevin Sumlin (34:00) and USC (41:30), the heat on Clay Helton's seat at USC (41:30), UCLA (52:30) and Colorado (59:00).

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Jul 11 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #12: Offseason Questions I: Ohio State vs. Michigan, Florida, the Olympic model and more

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson discuss some of the burning questions of the offseason. First, the turnover in Ohio State's quarterback room (3:34), pressure on Jim Harbaugh to beat Ohio State (10:28), Florida's potential leap in year two with Dan Mullen (18:25) and whether the Pac-12 will make the playoff in 2019 (34:15). Then, the future for players making money off their name and likeness (43:45), what to expect from Auburn (48:50) and what we can learn from tracking the transfer portal (54:00).

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May 16 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: Live Clemson-Alabama reaction from Santa Clara (01/07)

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap Clemson's national championship game win against Alabama on Monday night. Recorded in Levi's Stadium (1:51), the conversation covers why Alabama lost (6:30), why Clemson won (9:07), Trevor Lawrence fulfilling championship potential (14:51), whether we should consider this the beginning of the end for the Nick Saban Alabama dynasty (23:27) and much more.

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Jan 08 2019

42mins

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Rank #14: Week 2 Awards: Grumpiest coach, rising stars, most impactful win

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break judge each other hot takes from Week 2 and hand out some awards from a busy weekend of college football. Oklahoma-Ohio State (3:00), USC-Stanford (21:45), Georgia-Notre Dame (29:30), Clemson-Auburn (44:00), Brian Kelly, James Franklin, Oregon, Kevin Sumlin, Michigan and more all get put under the microscope in this jam-packed review of the weekend action.

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Sep 11 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #15: Week 12 Instant Reaction (11/17)

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From Tua's injury to Oklahoma's comeback, Barton, Tom and Chip recap Week 12 in college football. First, addressing Tua Tagovailoa's season-ending injury, including what it means for Alabama in the College Football Playoff race (3:30). Then, takeaways from Oklahoma's stunning comeback win at Baylor (27:00), Georgia's boa constrictor in full effect against Auburn (36:30), whether LSU's defense will be an issue for its championship hopes (44:30), Michigan's argument as the second-best team in the Big Ten (50:30), Minnesota's first loss of the season (59:00) and much more.

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Nov 17 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #16: Week 4 Instant Reaction (09/22)

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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson recap a landscape-shifting weekend in college football. First, whether more was learned about Georgia or Notre Dame in their primetime showdown (4:00), how to rate, rank and feel about Auburn after its win in College Station (16:40) and the many takeaways from Wisconsin's trouncing of Michigan (25:20). Then, Pitt over UCF as one of the more entertaining games of the day (38:15), the top tier of the Pac-12 (46:00) and much more.

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Sep 22 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #17: Championship Week Instant Reaction (12/08)

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Barton, Tom and Chip discuss the playoff picture after Championship Saturday. First, how Oregon opened up the door bro the Big 12 (4:30), whether Oklahoma inspired any confidence in its win (12:39) and Clemson's argument as a national championship pick despite its likely No. 3 seed (21:30). Then, whether LSU is a team of destiny (31:15), Mike Norvell's hire at Florida State (39:00) and what to expect from Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss (48:15).

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Dec 08 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #18: Rick Neuheisel talks playoff, Chip Kelly/UCLA, coaching carousel

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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 Neuheisel's time at UCLA (14:30) and what the future of UCLA football looks like with Chip Kelly (20:00). Then, Barton and Chip weigh in on Jeremy Pruitt to Tennessee (28:30), Chad Morris to Arkansas (39:45), Willie Taggart to Florida State (45:30) and what's next for Oregon (57:30).

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Dec 07 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: Dishing out credit and blame after a chaotic Week 7 (10/14)

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson recap an upset-filled week in college football. Topics include Michigan State making us look foolish (3:45), what to make of Georgia and LSU after the Bulldogs loss in Death Valley (16:45), major shifts in the Big 12 outlook (26:50), the big takeaways from Oregon-Washington (38:00) and much more.

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Oct 14 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #20: We're ready for Texas to break our hearts again (9/23)

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson react to the biggest games and storylines coming out of a wild Week 4 in college football. Topics include Alabama reaching mythic status (1:00), the crazy Stanford-Oregon finish and other bad beats (15:00), Barton's love for this Kentucky team (25:00), buying back into Texas (again) and sorting out the Big 12 (37:30) plus much more. 

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Sep 24 2018

1hr 4mins

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