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The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast previews and reviews every aspect of the greatest sport on the planet.Join Athlon’s editorial team every week of the preseason, regular season, postseason and offseason for a breakdown of the entire circus that is college football.

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The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast previews and reviews every aspect of the greatest sport on the planet.Join Athlon’s editorial team every week of the preseason, regular season, postseason and offseason for a breakdown of the entire circus that is college football.

iTunes Ratings

339 Ratings
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Great podcast

By widespreadbell - Mar 28 2020
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Some of the best in the business!

Mailbag: losses by a touchdown or less?

By Three Generations Yankees - Mar 26 2020
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Hearing lots of comments about how this or that team lost 5 or 6 or whatever games by a touchdown or less last year. Really, don’t most teams with a losing record each year lose 3-4-5 games by a touchdown or less?

iTunes Ratings

339 Ratings
Average Ratings
255
28
15
18
23

Great podcast

By widespreadbell - Mar 28 2020
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Some of the best in the business!

Mailbag: losses by a touchdown or less?

By Three Generations Yankees - Mar 26 2020
Read more
Hearing lots of comments about how this or that team lost 5 or 6 or whatever games by a touchdown or less last year. Really, don’t most teams with a losing record each year lose 3-4-5 games by a touchdown or less?
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Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

Latest release on Apr 01, 2020

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The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast previews and reviews every aspect of the greatest sport on the planet.Join Athlon’s editorial team every week of the preseason, regular season, postseason and offseason for a breakdown of the entire circus that is college football.

Rank #1: Decisions, Decisions 2020: Big 12

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The guys are previewing the 2020 Athlon Sports College Football preview magazines by diving into the toughest decisions we will have to make this spring. In the Big 12, can anyone catch Oklahoma? Do Iowa St and Baylor belong on the second tier with Texas and Oklahoma State? What is Texas missing? Which bottom tier team is poised to jump into the mix?

Mar 23 2020

46mins

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Rank #2: A Fantasy Trip Down Memory Lane

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The guys are quarantined but still talking college football. It appears like all systems are still go for 2020 but who knows? In the meantime, we take a look back at our favorite college fantasy players of this generation. Where else will you hear about James Casey and Jacquizz Rodgers in the same breath as Vince Young and Johnny Manziel?

Mar 18 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: All the Tigers Roll and a Big Ten Shake-up

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Clemson and LSU won huge games in Week 2 over top 15 teams. Was there was a big shake-up atop the Big Ten? The Pac-12 continues to falter and has given itself no margin for error. Meanwhile, what is wrong with Miami, Tennessee and UCLA? The guys empty the notebook on Week 2.

Sep 09 2019

50mins

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Rank #4: The Daggum Playoff Field is Set

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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.

Dec 08 2019

50mins

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Rank #5: Kyler Murray wins and why bowl results are dangerous

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Kyler Murray won the Heisman! Braden releases his ballot and why he voted for who he did. Did Tua deserve to win and who the hell left him off their ballots? Georgia Tech and Kansas State have made two solid hires as well as Liberty! (Yes, Liberty) The coordinator carousel is spinning. And bowl games: Do the results matter or tell us anything about how good a team or league is? And do we have an issue with all these star players sitting out their team's bowl game?

Dec 11 2018

45mins

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Rank #6: Clemson, We're Sorry

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Mitch and Braden were dead wrong about Clemson and Alabama and are sorry. The guys talk about the players, plays, coaches and decisions that have removed Bama from the top of the college football mountain. How has Dabo done it and what can others learn from Clemson? 

And a quick look at what a preseason 2019 Top 25 may look like - because, here's a shocker, Alabama and Clemson will be good next year.

Jan 08 2019

51mins

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Rank #7: Mitch's Swan Song: Clemson vs. LSU

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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? 

Jan 08 2020

58mins

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Rank #8: Rivalries bring out the best in people

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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. 

Dec 02 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: Lots of Proving It in Week 3

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Most of the top ranked teams in college football will go on the road for the first time this weekend but will they be tested? Meanwhile, lots of teams that have started well need to prove they belong - looking at you Virginia, Michigan St and the state of Iowa. All that and more in our Week 3 preview.

Sep 11 2019

47mins

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Rank #10: Ranking the Programs: Big 12

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We are ranking every Power 5 program in the nation, based on attractiveness of the head coaching position. We take into account things like access to talent (geography), history and tradition (proof of concept) and support (money, fanbase). Texas and Oklahoma a cut above everyone else but who is best between the two powerhouses? Is there a clearcut No. 3? How do outposts like Morgantown and Lubbock factor in? What's the difference between TCU and Baylor?

Mar 05 2019

34mins

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Rank #11: What We Got Wrong 2019

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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).

Jan 03 2020

51mins

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Rank #12: An All-Tiger Natty in Nola

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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?"

Dec 30 2019

52mins

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Rank #13: Stock Report: First-Year Head Coaches

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How did the first year guys fare in 2018 and how much does that impact they way we view their futures moving forward? Should expectations now be changed at Nebraska, Florida, UCLA, Texas A&M or Florida State? And who in the new coach class of 2019 is best set up for success right away? Urban is back working, is Clemson the best of all-time and Texas-TAMU might be ramping up?

Jan 23 2019

51mins

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Rank #14: Ranking the Programs: ACC

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We are ranking every Power 5 program in the nation, based on attractiveness of the head coaching position. We take into account things like access to talent (geography), history and tradition (proof of concept) and support (money, fanbase). Florida State or Clemson at the top? How good is Miami and where would Notre Dame slot? What do we make of the muddled middle of the ACC? Big cities vs. small towns? Pitt and Syracuse have been hurt by modernization and why has BC overachieved.

Mar 01 2019

42mins

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Rank #15: Your Playoff Expansion PhD

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No, we aren't debating the merits of expansion. What we do talk about is why is this happening now? What are the next steps fans can expect? Who is the driving force behind expansion talks and who will be making the decisions? Lastly, predictions on what will happen BEFORE expansion takes place.

The guys also cover transfer news, coaching changes and the NFL Draft underclassmen as well.

Jan 16 2019

53mins

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Rank #16: Ranking the Programs: Big Ten

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Steven Lassan fills in for Mitch as we rank every Power 5 program in the nation, based on attractiveness of the head coaching position. We take into account things like access to talent (geography), history and tradition (proof of concept) and support (money, fanbase). Michigan vs. Penn St? What is Nebraska? Michigan St vs. Wisconsin? The West vs. the East? Urban versus rural locations? We also added some thoughts on Jim Delany and what he means to college football.

Apr 02 2019

35mins

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Rank #17: Playoff Scenarios Abound

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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.

Dec 04 2019

57mins

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Rank #18: Playoff Semifinal Preview and Picks

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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.

Dec 23 2019

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Rank #19: Can LSU, Ohio St lose and still get in?

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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?

Nov 25 2019

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Rank #20: Scare Tactics, Poaching Players and The AAF

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College football coaches are trying to scare fans into thinking that free agency is upon us. We explain why this is flawed logic and a ploy. Meanwhile, Barry Odom is pissed at coaches for recruiting his players - should we be upset too? Is the launch of the AAF a legit option for high school players and a potential solution to saving the amateur model? How big of a loss is Jim Leavitt for Oregon?

Feb 14 2019

54mins

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Evolution and Future of Sports Media

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Mitch Light is back! We talk about putting the magazines together, what we've learned over 40 years for eight different media companies about how the media and the fans interact. We talk about consolidation, digital evolution, the burden placed on fans to decipher between fact and opinion, how college football is uniquely influenced by misinformation and the future of broadcasting sporting events.

Apr 01 2020

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Decisions, Decisions 2020: Big Ten

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The guys are previewing the 2020 Athlon Sports College Football magazines by diving into the toughest decisions we will have to make this spring. Ohio St has dominated this league and is the favorite again, but could Penn St, Wisconsin, Minnesota or Michigan challenge? How deep is the West Division? Can Michigan St bounce back? How much pressure is there to win in Lincoln?

Mar 27 2020

46mins

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Decisions, Decisions 2020: ACC

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The guys are previewing the 2020 Athlon Sports College Football magazines by diving into the toughest decisions we will have to make this spring. The ACC is Clemson's league right now but the rest of the conference is improving. Could Florida St and North Carolina be this year's Louisville and could the Cards challenge as well? Is it a five-team race in the chaotic Coastal (yes, it is)? Can Wake maintain, Georgia Tech grow, NC State or Cuse bounce back?

Mar 26 2020

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Decisions, Decisions 2020: SEC

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The guys are previewing the 2020 Athlon Sports College Football magazines by diving into the toughest decisions we will have to make this spring. In the SEC (for the first time in a while) the race for the 'ship is wide open, but how many teams can make a case to be front-runner? Does Florida or Auburn or Texas A&M fit into this group? Is anything more interesting than the state of Mississippi? Can Tennessee or Kentucky continue to grow? What about new coaches at Mizzou and Arkansas?

Mar 25 2020

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Decisions, Decisions 2020: Pac-12

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The guys are previewing the 2020 Athlon Sports College Football magazines by diving into the toughest decisions we will have to make this spring. In the Pac-12, can anyone challenge Oregon even without Justin Herbert? Is USC again the most difficult team to pinpoint? Is Cal ready to challenge for a division title? Can Jayden Daniels carry ASU to a South title? How tough is Utah's rebuild? Which new coach in the state of Washington can win the quickest? And what the hell is UCLA?

Mar 24 2020

49mins

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Decisions, Decisions 2020: Big 12

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The guys are previewing the 2020 Athlon Sports College Football preview magazines by diving into the toughest decisions we will have to make this spring. In the Big 12, can anyone catch Oklahoma? Do Iowa St and Baylor belong on the second tier with Texas and Oklahoma State? What is Texas missing? Which bottom tier team is poised to jump into the mix?

Mar 23 2020

46mins

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A Fantasy Trip Down Memory Lane

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The guys are quarantined but still talking college football. It appears like all systems are still go for 2020 but who knows? In the meantime, we take a look back at our favorite college fantasy players of this generation. Where else will you hear about James Casey and Jacquizz Rodgers in the same breath as Vince Young and Johnny Manziel?

Mar 18 2020

1hr 5mins

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Realignment Catnip

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The Coronavirus has reached college football but should Nick and Braden stay home from the SEC tourney? Florida passed a law that should accelerate the NIL calendar while Nebraska is (smartly) the first school to dive head first into the endorsement waters. Attendance, shockingly, is down across the nation again. Lastly, we  focus on USC's unhappiness in the Pac-12 and could it lead to a next wave of conference realignment? What would we realign if we had the power? And a Love Is Blind review.

Mar 11 2020

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Players we are thirsty for in 2020

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Coaching news headlines the show today as Colorado has made a hire, Georgia poached Alabama again and two Big Ten coaches got raises. Athlon is also ranking the top 50 players in college football this week, so Nick and Braden take a look at the dudes they are most excited to watch in 2020. Who is must-see TV in 2020?

Feb 26 2020

58mins

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Teams we're thirsty for in 2020

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Using spring football headlines to decide who will be good at football is pretty silly. But there are plenty of actual football related reasons to be bullish on a bunch of teams in 2020. Which teams are slated to make jumps this year? Additionally, the ACC has joined the B1G in pushing for change in regards to transfers and what's the latest in the Colorado coaching search?

Feb 19 2020

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Statistical Oddities of 2019

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The guys take their final look at 2019 with a deep dive into the most bizarre outcomes of the season, the biggest upsets of the year and most delectable team stats of the season. We also offer our takes on Mel Tucker's decision to leave Colorado for Michigan State and hit on some headlines from around college football.

Feb 12 2020

53mins

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Mark Dantonio's Legacy and Crootin'

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Mark Dantonio stepped down in bizarre fashion so the guys offer their thoughts on his career, how good of a job is Michigan St and who might replace him. We also recap National Signing Day from 10,000 feet and tell which teams overachieved and disappointed. 

Feb 06 2020

1hr 5mins

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Privileged and Confidential, Not for Distribution

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The Super Bowl is here and the guys look at how each team constructed its roster through college football. Also, is the old way of winning games on trial on Super Sunday? Can game managers win national titles? Finally, we dive deep into the NCAA documents obtained by the LA Times.

Jan 29 2020

59mins

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Did they stay or did they go?

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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.

Jan 22 2020

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Introducing Nick Kayal

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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.

Jan 20 2020

25mins

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Early 2020 Top 25 Explained

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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?

Jan 17 2020

53mins

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Joe Burreaux's Victory Cigar

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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? 

Jan 14 2020

46mins

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Mitch's Swan Song: Clemson vs. LSU

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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? 

Jan 08 2020

58mins

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What We Got Wrong 2019

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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).

Jan 03 2020

51mins

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An All-Tiger Natty in Nola

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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?"

Dec 30 2019

52mins

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iTunes Ratings

339 Ratings
Average Ratings
255
28
15
18
23

Great podcast

By widespreadbell - Mar 28 2020
Read more
Some of the best in the business!

Mailbag: losses by a touchdown or less?

By Three Generations Yankees - Mar 26 2020
Read more
Hearing lots of comments about how this or that team lost 5 or 6 or whatever games by a touchdown or less last year. Really, don’t most teams with a losing record each year lose 3-4-5 games by a touchdown or less?