Cover image of Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast
(332)
News
Sports News
Sports
Football

Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

Updated 5 days ago

News
Sports News
Sports
Football
Read more

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.

Read more

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

332 Ratings
Average Ratings
251
27
14
18
22

Great podcast

By NCAAF14 - Aug 12 2019
Read more
One of the best CFB podcasts out there, keep up the good work.

Delightful

By Brahma1414 - Jul 28 2019
Read more
Focus on football without being dry or boring. Light-hearted but not silly.

iTunes Ratings

332 Ratings
Average Ratings
251
27
14
18
22

Great podcast

By NCAAF14 - Aug 12 2019
Read more
One of the best CFB podcasts out there, keep up the good work.

Delightful

By Brahma1414 - Jul 28 2019
Read more
Focus on football without being dry or boring. Light-hearted but not silly.
Cover image of Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

Latest release on Feb 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 5 days ago

Rank #1: Rankings Reaction and Week 10 Preview: THE BEST SATURDAY EVER!

Podcast cover
Read more

The guys react to the first college football playoff rankings of the year. What did they learn and what does it all mean!?! Then it's on to what could be the best weekend of college football this season!

The SEC title game matchup could be decided as LSU hosts Bama while Kentucky welcomes UGa in what is arguably the biggest game in school history. Meanwhile, Michigan tries to strengthen it's grasp on the Big Ten and Northwestern tries to ruin Notre Dame's season. Texas hosts West Virginia and Texas Tech hosts Oklahoma in two Big 12 showdowns. And Utah could all but clinch the South with a road win over Arizona State?

Oct 31 2018

1hr 6mins

Play

Rank #2: Kyler Murray wins and why bowl results are dangerous

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #3: Preseason Playoff Predictions, Picks and Prognostication Podcast

Podcast cover
Read more

Steven Lassan joins Mitch and Braden to dissect the Athlon Sports' official 2019 college football playoff predictions. Alabama v. Clemson? Is anyone else on their tier? Which teams make up the second tier and could get into the Playoff? What teams could surprise and jump into the playoff mix? We give you our picks and why for 2019.

May 16 2019

58mins

Play

Rank #4: Clemson, We're Sorry

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #5: Talkin' Season: SEC, Big 12, AAC

Podcast cover
Read more

Talking Season is underway as SEC, AAC and Big 12 media days have wrapped up (we will cover the rest next week). Did Nick Saban make excuses or give us interesting insight? Is the Big 12 handling the Horns Down gesture correctly? What good can come from the SEC having an officiating twitter account? And poor, poor Randy Edsall. Lastly, we debate who should be in our first Cover 2 Podheads College Fantasy League.

Jul 18 2019

1hr 3mins

Play

Rank #6: The Daggum Playoff Field is Set

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #7: Week 8 Recap: Ohio St, Michigan, LSU and The Palouse

Podcast cover
Read more

Ohio State and Michigan now appear to be on a collision course in the Big Ten after two very different outcomes in Week 8. But where does Iowa fit in? After LSU's win, the biggest story is a suspension coming against Alabama (who, by the way, won again). Clemson dominates an unbeaten foe while Virginia gets a big win in the ACC as well. How good is Washington State and who should be considered the team to beat in the Pac-12? And nothing really happened in the Big 12.

Oct 22 2018

46mins

Play

Rank #8: Can the Cocktail Party save the weekend?

Podcast cover
Read more

The worst slate of action thus far in college football will take place this weekend. Florida-Georgia will battle in a huge top 10 game and both Utah (Washington) and Oregon (USC) will go on the road in critical conference matches out West. Otherwise, even FSU-Miami has lost some luster. There is a reason Gameday is at SMU-Memphis this weekend.

Oct 30 2019

53mins

Play

Rank #9: What should Florida State do?

Podcast cover
Read more

The Playoff rankings are here and the guys debate the merits of each of the four top teams in America. Florida St has fired its coach, so what should the Noles do, who should they target and how good is this job in the first place? Georgia topped Florida and the Pac-12 took advantage of their national stage as well. Is this the best AAC... ever?

Nov 04 2019

1hr 7mins

Play

Rank #10: Talkin' Season: Big Ten, ACC, Pac-12

Podcast cover
Read more

Jim Harbaugh is stirring it up again but is it a real controversy? Jim Delany is complaining again but is he simply lobbying? Would changing the divisions actually do anything for the Big Ten? The ACC event was quiet but a major debate about the second-best team broke out. Out West, the Pac-12 clearly is trying to fix it's image problem and part of that could be what happens with Clay Helton. All that and more accepted applicants for our Podhead College Fantasy League.

Jul 25 2019

1hr 5mins

Play

Rank #11: Complete and Utter Mismanagement

Podcast cover
Read more

The guys recap the complete nonsense that took place at the end of games in Week 3. Coaching decisions, penalties, poor officiating and dumb mistakes by players galore. Is Clay Helton in trouble at USC? What will Florida do without it's starting QB? And what should college fans make of the new law passed in California allowing athletes to profit from their Name, Image and Likeness?

Sep 16 2019

1hr 7mins

Play

Rank #12: Mitch's Swan Song: Clemson vs. LSU

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #13: Should Oklahoma cancel the season?

Podcast cover
Read more

Did Oklahoma's loss to Kansas St kick them out the playoffs? What about the rest of the Big 12? What does Michigan's thumping of Notre Dame mean for Brian Kelly and Jim Harbaugh? Pac-12 After Dark delivered again (duh). And how impressive was LSU's win over Auburn?

Oct 28 2019

1hr 1min

Play

Rank #14: Ranking the Programs: SEC

Podcast cover
Read more

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). What is the best job in the SEC? How do we differentiate between Auburn, Tennessee and LSU? Texas A&M has everything except winning. Oxford vs. Starkville? Arkansas vs. South Carolina?

Feb 27 2019

43mins

Play

Rank #15: Week 1 Preview: Auburn-Oregon and What Else?

Podcast cover
Read more

Auburn-Oregon should be fantastic and could give us a new playoff contender. The rest of the slate, however, leaves something to be desired in what could be the weakest opening weekend in recent memory. Still, the guys cover all the most important games from conference matchups in the ACC to potential G5 upsets. Plus, should we be worried about injuries and suspensions for Alabama?

Aug 28 2019

49mins

Play

Rank #16: Ranking the Programs: Big 12

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #17: We Know What We Don't Know Tour: SEC

Podcast cover
Read more

Our conference camp preview week covers all five power conference by posing one question: What do we NOT know about the SEC? From coaching staffs to depth charts to QB battles to schedules, what questions do we need answered this August? It's the "We Know What We Don't Know Tour."

Aug 05 2019

37mins

Play

Rank #18: QB Primer: Battles, Upside, Transfers and The Underrated

Podcast cover
Read more

The guys take a long look at some of the most impactful, interesting and unpredictable quarterback battles this summer. None of the top 18 teams in our rankings have a QB battle - how unusual is this and does it mean anything? The SEC has the best QBs, the ACC is severely lacking, the Pac-12 is sneaky good and both the Big 12 and Big Ten have some intriguing upside. We make predictions and talk signal callers for all of the biggest QB battles of 2019.

Jun 12 2019

57mins

Play

Rank #19: Ranking the Programs: ACC

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #20: All the Tigers Roll and a Big Ten Shake-up

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play