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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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By feelsLikeTheFirstTime - Nov 08 2019
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Love the pod, you guys give me the college football fix I need all throughout the week. My question for you guys: Who do you consider the top 5 schools most likely to win a championship for the first time in their respective program's history?

Wunder wunder wunder

By littleRoj - Nov 08 2019
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Tom, I Wunder where is the wunder in the Miami/Louisville game this week? Disappointed in no mention of the 15-20mph cross winds/gusts to 26mph coming to Hard Rock on Saturday.

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972 Ratings
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32

Question

By feelsLikeTheFirstTime - Nov 08 2019
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Love the pod, you guys give me the college football fix I need all throughout the week. My question for you guys: Who do you consider the top 5 schools most likely to win a championship for the first time in their respective program's history?

Wunder wunder wunder

By littleRoj - Nov 08 2019
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Tom, I Wunder where is the wunder in the Miami/Louisville game this week? Disappointed in no mention of the 15-20mph cross winds/gusts to 26mph coming to Hard Rock on Saturday.
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Cover 3 College Football Podcast

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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.

Rank #1: Week 9 Locks: 3 Lock Fights highlight 26-pick week (10/25)

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Barton Simmons, Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli of SportsLine fame lay out their card of locks for the weekend ahead in college football. There's no love lost on this tense, Lock Fight-filled episode, which focuses in on Texas-Oklahoma State (8:00), Miami-Boston College (14:30), Mississippi State-Texas A&M (20:45), Louisville-Wake Forest (25:00), Georgia-Florida (28:45), Michigan State-Purdue (34:00), Clemson-Florida State (40:00), Houston-South Florida (45:00), Notre Dame-Navy (50:00) and many more games from the weekend slate.

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Oct 25 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: Burning questions across CFB, Tennessee talk with Wes Rucker

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Monday's episode is all about the unknowns, taking a look at some of our biggest questions for fall camp and a focus on Tennessee, a team that lost a handful of its stars from the last two seasons to graduation and the NFL. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons open the show with questions for Clemson (2:00), LSU (10:00), Michigan (16:30), Wisconsin (22:50) before GoVols247 insider Wes Rucker joins the show to chat Tennessee in 2017. Wes weighs in on the quarterback battle (33:30), the team's program depth (37:00), where Butch Jones stands (45:00), and more expectations for 2017.

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Jul 31 2017

59mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: Hugh Freeze out at Ole Miss, recruiting trail updates and Big Ten West win totals

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It's a packed Monday show on the 247Sports College Football Podcast, leading with reaction to Hugh Freeze's resignation at Ole Miss. Chip Patterson and Barton Simmons dissect how things came undone for the Rebels and where they might look next for his replacement. Also, a big recruiting win for Florida over the weekend and over/under picks for the Big Ten West win totals.

01:00 -- Ole Miss explains Hugh Freeze's resignation
04:21 -- Houston Nutt's role in the story
11:30 -- What's next for Ole Miss
14:45 -- Coaching rumors! What's a realistic option for the Rebels
21:30 -- Florida's big recruiting weekend
25:50 -- The history of Florida's Friday Night Lights, and other on-campus events
29:00 -- Is Wisconsin a playoff dark horse?
34:00 -- Northwestern can go as far as Clayton Thorson can throw
38:00 -- Minnesota's P.J. Fleck is more than catchphrases
40:55 -- Good defense, ugly wins ahead for Iowa
43:45 -- Expecting a step back for Nebraska
46:33 -- Big name doesn't mean big wins for Lovie Smith at Illinois
50:00 -- It'll take time, but we're buying Jeff Brohm long term

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Jul 24 2017

53mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: Barton and Chip defend their CBS Sports Coach Ranking ballots

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With CBS Sports unveiling its annual list of the top Power Five college football coaches, Chip and Barton have their cards on the table to discuss and debate their ballots for the rankings. The discussion begins with the difference in the methodology for the rankings (3:00), then proceeds into a closer look at how specific coaches were ranked. James Franklin (9:00), Scott Frost (18:30), Lincoln Riley (23:30), Dan Mullen (30:20), Jimbo Fisher (34:00), Gary Patterson (40:30), Jim Harbaugh (45:15), Pat Fitzgerald (55:45), Bill Snyder (1:00:00), Joe Moorhead (1:07:00), Dana Holgorsen (1:10:30), Brian Kelly (1:28:00) all get put under the microscope in this far-reaching look at the coaching landscape in 2018.

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May 08 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #7: Picks: Gators-Vols, Tigers-Cards, USC-Texas, LSU-MSU, more

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The season-long picks competition between Chip Patterson, Barton Simmons and Tom Fornelli enters Week 3 with another batch of locks. And remember, while our results have been mixed if you've followed every pick you're up on the season. Clemson-Louisville (7:00), South Carolina-Kentucky (13:45), LSU-Mississippi State (18:15), Missouri-Purdue (23:00), Florida-Tennessee (26:30), USC-Texas (37:30), Wisconsin-BYU (46:00). Oregon-Wyoming (47:30), TCU-SMU (52:00), Oklahoma State-Pitt (54:00), Stanford-San Diego State (59:00) and more all get attention in this edition of our weekly picks show.

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Sep 14 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: Buy or sell: Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Penn State and more

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With National Signing Day and the coaching carousel behind us, Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson are playing buy or sell with your favorite college football programs. The stock price and future for Georgia (8:00), South Carolina (13:00), LSU (15:45), Texas A&M (20:00), USC (26:00), Washington (30:00), Stanford (34:05), FAU and FIU (38:30), Michigan (46:00), Penn State (50:00), the Big Ten West (53:30), Oklahoma (59:45) and many more are all debated in this breakdown of program trajectory.

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Feb 14 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #9: McElwain out at Florida, Ohio State and Notre Dame shine in Week 9

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This week's recap with Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson addresses the news of the moment first, with Florida making it official that Jim McElwain is out as the Gators head coach. Barton and Chip start with a look at what went wrong for McElwain at Florida (3:00) and where the Gators go next (8:00), including thoughts on UCF's Scott Frost and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen. Then it's on the field to talk Ohio State's comeback against Penn State (19:00), Michigan's offensive spark at QB (29:30), Notre Dame looking playoff-ready (38:00), where the confidence level is in ACC contenders Clemson (42:45) and Miami (45:30), whether Iowa State is a real Big 12 title threat (55:15) and what it will take for Arizona's Khalil Tate to become a factor in the Heisman Trophy race (1:06:30).

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Oct 30 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #10: Week 1 Instant Reaction (09/01)

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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson gather on Saturday night to discuss the biggest stories from Week 1 in college football. First, the many different angles to Auburn-Oregon and whether this changes the outlook for either team (4:00), the poor showing from Tennessee and the SEC East (15:00) and whether the Big Ten outlook is any different following our first look at Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and the rest of the league (36:00). Plus, time for questioning expert picks and some gloating with the most stunning and most satisfying results from Week 1 (50:45).

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Sep 01 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: 2019 Win Totals: We're picking Locks (08/15)

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Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson offer their locks for the entire slate of 2019 college football win totals. Tune in for breakdowns, debates and picks for Ole Miss (4:15), Syracuse (10:00), Clemson (12:50), Notre Dame (17:20), Michigan (29:00), Kentucky (39:00),  Mississippi State (43:33), Penn State (50:00), UCF (1:09:45), Oregon (1:12:30) and many more.

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Aug 15 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: Coaching Carousel with Dennis Dodd

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Dennis Dodd reports back from his trip to Iowa State (1:00), where the topic of conversation is not only the Cyclones' success on the field but Matt Campbell's status as a hot coaching candidate (4:30). Dennis then weighs in on Scott Frost's spot in the Florida search (8:00), where Dan Mullen fits in (9:00) and what could be next for Jim McElwain (13:45). Plus, actual reasons why Jon Gruden won't work at Tennessee (21:30) and what the future holds for Texas A&M and UCLA (23:30).

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Nov 01 2017

36mins

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Rank #14: Selection Sunday, Championship Saturday and Jimbo to Texas A&M

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson reconvene after a huge weekend in college football. The recap begins with reaction to the committee picking Alabama over Ohio State (3:45), then it's on to championship Saturday thoughts from Georgia-Auburn (13:15), Clemson-Miami (19:15), Ohio State-Wisconsin (29:30) and USC's late playoff candidacy push (38:00). Plus, what Scott Frost's handling of the coaching cycle means for Nebraska (45:00), Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M and where FSU goes next (51:00) as well as the next step for Arkansas after Gus Malzahn decided to sign a new deal with Auburn (59:00).

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Dec 04 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #15: Rich Rod out, Alabama-Georgia picks, preview and prop bets

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Barton Simmons checks in with Chip Patterson from the Army All-American Bowl with a report on the top prospects from the Class of 2019 (1:45), and then the conversation turns to the sudden ouster of Rich Rodriguez at Arizona (5:00). After takeaways from the College Football Playoff semifinals (15:00), Tom Fornelli joins the show for one final edition of locks to preview the national championship game between Alabama and Georgia (30:00). Against the spread, over/under (48:30) and prop bets (55:45) all discussed in the final round of competition between Barton, Tom and Chip.

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Jan 04 2018

1hr 3mins

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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: Lock Fight! Michigan-Michigan State, FSU-Miami, Florida-LSU

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We've got lock fights and lock unity as Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson unveil the most active card yet in the season-long locks competition. Breakdowns and picks for Florida State-Miami (2:30), Penn State-Northwestern (10:15), Auburn-Ole Miss (16:30), Florida-LSU (20:30), Michigan-Michigan State (26:30), Missouri-Kentucky (34:15), Boise State-BYU (36:30), TCU-West Virginia (38:15), Tulane-Tulsa (40:45) and UCF-Cincinnati (44:45) all included in our collective locks, plus a closer look at Washington State-Oregon (50:00), Stanford-Utah (52:30), Alabama-Texas A&M (59:00), Notre Dame-UNC (1:01:45) and more.

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Oct 05 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #18: Week 9 locks: Notre Dame-NCSU, Georgia-Florida, OSU-PSU and more

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Week 9 has us with one lock fight and 16 picks in total this week's college football picks competition between Barton Simmons, Tom Fornelli and Chip Patterson. Games picked and broken down this week include Notre Dame-NC State (5:00), Missouri-UConn (11:20), Louisville-Wake Forest (16:30), Georgia-Florida (21:15), Penn State-Ohio State (26:00), Louisiana Tech-Rice (35:00), TCU-Iowa State (37:30), Kentucky-Tennessee (44:00), USF-Houston (51:00), Memphis-Tulane (54:00), Texas-Baylor (56:30) and more.

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Oct 26 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #19: Who found the antidote? (06/19)

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Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson break down the ways college football teams have addressed last season's issues heading into the 2019. First, why Scott Satterfield is the perfect antidote for Louisville after the end of the Bobby Petrino era (2:30), UCLA's hopes in an improved offensive line (16:25) and whether Alabama had any issues prior a mass changes on the coaching staff (22:15). Then, the many ways Josh Gattis can help Michigan (30:50), the first challenge for Oklahoma on defense (41:00), Graham Harrell's impact on J.T. Daniels at USC (47:25) and whether a new quarterback is the antidote for Gus Malzahn and Auburn (52:30).  

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Jun 19 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #20: College Football Playoff ranking debates with Danny Kanell

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Danny Kanell joins Barton Simmons and Chip Patterson on Wednesday morning to offer the first reactions to the College Football Playoff selection committee's first set of rankings (2:00), starting with a debate about Alabama's profile to this point in the season (4:00). Then it's on to comparing the playoff path for Ohio State and Oklahoma (09:00), including a look ahead to Oklahoma State-Oklahoma this weekend (16:30). Plus, buying into JT Barrett (18:00), a preview of Virginia Tech-Miami (24:00) and Danny Kanell jumping on board the Khalil Tate train (28:00).

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Nov 01 2017

33mins

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