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Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

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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Big 12 divisions, West Coast QBs, ACC on tilt

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. What are the risks of the expansion stalemate? Why wouldn't SEC, Big Ten expand? Big 12 proposed divisions: Good and bad JT Daniels, Jaxson Dart, Caleb Williams Todd Graham's shocking Hawaii tenure Where do NFL playoff QBs come from? All of the evidence points to the Pac-12 NFL Draft deadline: winners and losers QB play in 2022 will be MUCH better

1hr 2mins

19 Jan 2022

Rank #1

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2022 rankings, TV ratings and the future

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. What is holding up playoff expansion? Public sentiment wants expansion Automatic qualifiers helps who? What the Big Ten, ACC, Pac-12 care about? TV ratings for the national title: Up and down How to regain national interest? Big programs have follow the Ohio State model Just Do It: Hire recruiting assassins Early Top 25 2022 Rankings Bama, Ohio St, Georgia on top tier Clemson, Texas A&M, Michigan? Who has staying power: Utah, Mich. St, Wake?


14 Jan 2022

Rank #2

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Dawgs are champs (w/ Mitch Light)

The band is back together as Mitch Light from The Athletic joins Steven Lassan and Braden Gall to break down Georgia's national championship victory over Alabama. Drama, tension, talent leads to great game Injuries for Bama play big role Did Todd Monken, UGa evolve? Georgia defense got stops when it had to Kirby vs. Saban wasn't a factor How will this game be received nationally? Fighting the regionality of the sport Removing focus from the national title


11 Jan 2022

Rank #3

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Alabama-Georgia (and so much more)

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. TV ratings for the semifinals were bad TV expectations for the national title? Why were numbers down in 2020? Fatigue about the top of the sport? Does expansion fix this? Georgia's defensive approach Bryce Young's ability to beat man coverage Stetson Bennett will change the narrative Georgia's weapons getting healthy HAS Georgia innovated? Final game scores, predictions NFL coaching moves to impact college Caleb Williams big news


6 Jan 2022

Rank #4

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Playoff Fallout: Title game, legacies and expansion

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. Best two all year will play for natty Bama handles Cincinnati Bearcats deserve tons of credit What's Luke Fickell's future? Georgia's utter domination North-South talent differential Jim Harbaugh's legacy Georgia's adjustments for Alabama? Why fans will watch (why they won't) Expansion: How will it help? New Year's bowls teach us about expansion People still think bowl records matter?

1hr 4mins

2 Jan 2022

Rank #5

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The Big Playoff Preview

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall preview the two national semifinal playoff games on New Year's Eve. New Year's Eve TV ratings Bowl game hijinks abound How a win for Cincy changes football The argument for the Bearcats defense Can Cincy stop Will Anderson? Georgia-Michigan similarities QB situations for both O-Line vs. D-Line Which offense evolves? New Year's college football resolutions

1hr 2mins

29 Dec 2021

Rank #6

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A holiday bowl preview

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall preview every single bowl game. But before they do we play a fun holiday bowl game called: "Real, Old or Fake." Play along with the guys OR play the at-home game. Either way, have a wonderful holiday bowl season!


21 Dec 2021

Rank #7

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Getting used to college football's new norms

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. What does the Travis Hunter story mean? NIL, transfer portal, early signing, HBCU's Stay calm and get used to new norms Reevaluating the early signing period Team recruiting rankings and the playoff New coaches at Oregon, Virginia and Duke New hiring philosophy: hiring coordinators Transfer portal QB chaos all over the country Bryce Young wins Heisman, Braden's ballot Previewing the first round of bowl games

1hr 1min

16 Dec 2021

Rank #8

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Round and round the carousel goes

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. Army-Navy: Best football game all yeaer Miami doing things they've never done Why Mario Cristobal will crush at The U Upward mobility in the ACC, Pac-12 Asking Brent Venables to carry OU into SEC Clemson has to replace more big pieces Oregon is extremely attractive Marcus Freeman's upside, risk at Notre Dame Josh Gattis award, Jim Knowles moves New G5 names at Fresno, Akron, Colorado St Virginia, Duke openings Heisman process, debate

1hr 2mins

8 Dec 2021

Rank #9

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Playoff committee makes history

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall offer instant reaction to Championship Weekend and the College Football Playoff bracket. Instant predictions and analysis: (1) Bama vs. (4) Cincinnati (2) Michigan vs. (3) Georgia Who should've been No. 1? Who wins the national title? History is made by the committee Does the G5 actually want this? Rematch factor Critical games within the game Would Ok-State have gotten in? Historical context, stats, info


5 Dec 2021

Rank #10