Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast (Sports)

A wild week left college football with just five unbeaten teams and lots of question marks. Division races in the Pac-12, ACC, Big Ten and SEC took major swings. Who is the top Group of 5 team? And has the Big 12 been eliminated from the Playoff already? Mitch Light and Braden Gall break it all down.

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Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview Week 9. Lots of quality home dogs will attempt to pull off the upset this weekend including Florida State, Utah, Texas and Oklahoma State. Meanwhile, Wisconsin and Nebraska battle for the Big Ten West while Florida tries to keep its SEC title hopes alive.

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Braden Gall and Mitch Light break down Week 8 in College Football. Bama rolls, Ohio St slips up but what does it mean for the Playoff picture? Who is the best one-loss team? What do we make of LSU and Auburn? Who is more for real: Nebraska, Baylor or West Virginia? What the hell is happening out West? And are some coaches close to getting axed?

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Texas A&M-Alabama highlight a huge weekend of SEC action that features three ranked matchups. Wisconsin-Iowa top an average Big Ten slate while West Virginia needs to prove it against TCU in the Big 12. And as usual, the Pac-12 has another awesome slate of games in Week 8.

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The guys break down Week 7 in college football. Alabama makes a statement, how do we handicap the ACC Coastal, Big Ten West and Pac-12 South? What did we learn about Ohio State? Is Brian Kelly in trouble at Notre Dame? And much more.

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Due to extenuating circumstances, we had to combine our Week 6 recap and Week 7 preview podcast into one this week. But, hey, we've added another college football fan to the world! Mitch Light and Braden Gall break down Tennessee-Texas A&M, the Pac-12, the ACC Coastal action from last weekend while looking ahead to two huge showdowns in Week 7.

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A huge weekend in the SEC highlights another great weekend of action. Rivalry games in ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 (which always delivers) will provide plenty of entertainment as well. But what the heck are we supposed to watch in the Big Ten?

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The guys break down the big Top 10 matchups, the Hail Mary in Athens, some bizarre losses in the Big Ten and Big 12 as well as complete analysis of the wild Pac-12. Mitch Light and Braden Gall cover all things Week 5.

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Three massive top 10 games take center stage this weekend. Mitch Light and Braden Gall disagree on Louisville-Clemson and Washington-Stanford but agree on Michigan-Wisconsin. The Big 12 and Pac-12 have a great undercard in Week 5 and Tennessee visiting Georgia is huge in the SEC East.

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Les Miles is out as the LSU head coach. Tennessee, Ole Miss and Texas A&M all post huge SEC wins. Wisconsin deserves an apology while Nebraska proved it's for real. Notre Dame is in trouble. Is Baylor the Big 12's best team? And Stanford and Utah won critical Pac-12 games.

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A huge week in the SEC highlights a big Week 4 slate. The guys break down all of the big games across the nation including Wisconsin-Michigan State, Stanford-UCLA, Oklahoma State-Baylor and USC-Utah.

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Alabama, Louisville and Ohio State dominated the headlines but where should they rank following Week 3? What about Nebraska and Michigan State in the Big Ten? Is Stanford the only hope for the Pac-12? Did the AAC have a good weekend? And how bad has it gotten for the Big 12?

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The top three teams in the nation go on the road for huge showdowns in Week 3. Big games in South Bend, Palo Alto, Stillwater, Baton Rouge and Auburn take center stage as well in what could be a better weekend than Week 1.

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The debacle in Stillwater, the health of the Big 12, rivalries in Utah and The Keystone State, the SEC's return to prominence, Pac-12 After Dark and much more on this Week 2 recap podcast with Braden Gall and Mitch Light.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview a rather dull Week 2 in college football. But don't worry, there is still plenty of intrigue in the ACC, SEC, Pac-12 and, of course, Picks Against the Spread sure to go wrong.

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Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light break down a huge weekend of action. Florida State, Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Georgia and so much more after five glorious days of college football.

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The guys break down the biggest Week 1 in college football history. Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light talk every major game, upset and blowout as well as our weekly Picks Against the Spread on this Week 1 edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

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The guys make their official College Football Playoff Picks for 2016. Which league gets left out? What does a Group of Five team need to do to deserve consideration? Who wins each league and the national championship?

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The guys break win totals and over/unders for every conference in college football heading into the season. Where can you make some money? We also mess around with some prop bets as well.

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Quarterback is the most important position on the field. So we dedicated an entire podcast to breaking down the position. Which teams don't need great QBs to win? Which teams will depend on great QB play to win? What are the most important QB battles to watch? And could there be a new trend with freshman that could change the position forever?

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SEC football takes center stage as Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox break every team, new coach and storyline in the SEC heading into 2016. Who's on the hot seat in the West and can anyone compete with Bama? The Vols are the favorite in the East but what do we make of Florida and Georgia?

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The Group of 5 takes center stage on the podcast as the guys break down all of the G5 conferences, teams and coaches to watch. Is Houston the clearcut frontrunner to make the New Year's Six or are there other teams to watch? What happens to the AAC should they lose teams to the Big 12? And which coaches do you need to watch this fall before they get bigger jobs?

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Pac-12 football takes center stage as Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox breakdown the entire league. Why Washington in the North? Is Oregon slipping? How good can Stanford and Washington State be? UCLA vs. USC in the South or does Utah have something to say about it? How far have the Arizona schools fallen?

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A complete preview of the Big Ten in 2016. Ohio State vs. Michigan? What tier does Michigan State or Iowa belong on? Can anyone compete with Iowa in the West? Should we be worried about Wisconsin? What the hell is Penn State? How does the B1G middle class look and what about the new coaches?

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The Cover 2 Podcast is joined by special guest to break down our top four teams: Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Clemson. We are joined by Bama broadcaster Eli Gold, Bud Elliott from TomahawkNation.com, former Ohio State great Robert Smith and Tigernet.com's David Hood.

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Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox preview the ACC in 2016. The launch of a new network, Notre Dame and a new Grant of Rights highlight the state of the union. Can both Florida State and Clemson get into the Playoff? Who are the top challengers? And who are the only teams left out of the bowl picture?

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Hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox preview all 10 teams in the Big 12, talk expansion, State of the Union and Playoff implications. Who are the top challengers to Oklahoma? What will happen to Baylor? Is Charlie Strong the right guy for Texas? The guys preview every team in the Big 12 for 2016.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox have returned to Nashville from SEC Media Days and and a honeymoon respectively. What are the biggest stories coming out of Hoover and how did coaches and players handle the spotlight? Also hear official championship predictions from the guys and 23 of their closest college football friends.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox go in-depth into conference supremacy. How do we evaluate a league? Which league is deepest? Which league is the best at the top? Which league is the most entertaining? We also break down Fox's wedding and talk favorite college towns as well.

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Braden Gall and David Fox look into the future of college football and project what the game will look like in 10 years. Playoff structure, conferences, pay-for-play, technology and the NCAA are in bounds in this 2026 projection. Also, Fox breaks down his impending nuptials.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down a slow news week in college football. Ohio State will sell beer at games and there really isn't a single negative, right? Jeremy Foley is stepping down as Florida's A.D. Baylor still can't get out of it's own way. And are eSports the future of college athletics?

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Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light break down the latest and greatest in college football. Did the Big 12 get it right by adding a conference championship game? How good of a job is Baylor? Will Art Briles ever work again in college football? How badly did Mississippi State screw up with Jeffery Simmons? And the guys best bets in Vegas for the 2016 National Championship.

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Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light discuss the firing of Art Briles, what is next for Baylor and have they done enough? How should the NCAA handle the Ole Miss self-imposed sanctions and should fans expect more punishment? And what does all of this mean for the Rebels and Bears on the field? And to lighten the mood, the guys breakdown when the first day of the season really is, say goodbye to Uncle Verne and plan their opening weekend dream road trip.

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Athlon Sports last week released its college football top 25 for the 2016 season. Now, it’s time to look at the teams that just missed the cut.

These are teams that we could see on the fringes of the top 25 this season or perhaps even contending for a division in a Power 5 conference. On this week’s podcast, co-hosts Braden Gall and David Fox go conference-by-conference looking at teams ranked 26-50.

This includes teams like Arkansas, Miami, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Washington State, Nebraska, Utah, Wisconsin, Texas, Auburn, Penn State and many, many more.

What are these teams’ strengths and weaknesses and what would need to happen for these teams to crack the top 25?

Reminder: All of Athlon’s rankings and team previews are available in this year’s preseason magazines, which can be purchase at www.athlonsports.com/store or on newsstands everywhere.

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Let's get this offseason going with the release of the Athlon college football top 25 for the 2016 season.

The Athlon Sports preseason preview magazines are on sale everywhere (www.athlonsports.com/store). To celebrate, hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan take a deep dive into our top 25, breaking down each team and assessing their seasons ahead.

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Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest in Big 12 expansion rumors. What should the Big 12 do with a championship game and conference realignment? What could the doomsday scenario look like should the Big 12 break-up? And college football Kentucky Derby names to lighten the mood.

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Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox go conference by conference breaking down sleepers, darkhorse Heisman candidates, top conference games and toughest teams to pinpoint. The guys also discuss Art Briles and Baylor as well as teams deciding to drop from the FBS ranks to the FCS.

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Braden Gall and David Fox are back after a Bachelor Party break to analyze how the Athlon Sports rankings are put together. There is a huge difference between power rankings and projecting the committee's rankings. Should conference championships matter as much as they do? Which league has the best chance to get two teams into the Playoff? Which league is in the most danger of missing the Playoff? How wide open is the 2016 season going to be? More like 2005 or 2007? Let's define the satellite camp issue in one (or two) sentences.

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Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox break down the toughest predictions in college football in 2016. Florida State or Clemson in the ACC? Ohio State, Michigan or Michigan State in the Big Ten East? Who will challenge Oklahoma in the Big 12? Are there six legit contenders in the Pac-12? Is Alabama-Tennessee in Atlanta a forgone conclusion in the SEC?

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Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light cover all of the media talks from the ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 while discussing Jim Harbaugh's latest antics as well as Kirby Smart's transfer rule. The fellas also draw some NCAA Tournament comparisons just for fun.

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Braden Gall and David Fox cover the latest chatter about Big 12 expansion, championship game and future TV network. The guys also offer analysis of the Pac-12's new transfer rule and the Ivy League's brilliant new tackling rule. Lastly, should college football coaches endorse political candidates?

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Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox discuss the stats, trends and issues they study before making preseason predictions. The guys also break down all of the QB transfers in college football, the best entrances in college football, the best basketball-football coaching combos and have some fun with the SEC Primaries.

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Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox talk Peyton Manning, Tennessee, Jim Harbaugh, the SEC, recruiting tactics, prospect scouting reports, Group of 5 coaching jobs and spring QB battles.

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Hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and Steven Lassan cover every major head coaching change in college football. Did the ACC win the carousel? Is Clay Helton ready for the big time at USC? Did Maryland win the Big Ten off-season? Are Kirby Smart and Barry Odom ready for the SEC? Which coordinator moves were the most important and most concerning? And how awesome is Willie Fritz?

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Hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox break down all of the biggest storylines from National Signing Day 2016. Was Charlie Strong or Alabama the biggest development? Love or hate Jim Harbaugh? And what does it mean for Michigan State and the rest of the Big Ten? How important is the rise of Baylor and TCU mean for the Big 12? And the SEC closed strongly once again.

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Steven Lassan joins Braden Gall to breakdown the Early 2016 preseason top 25 rankings. Is Ohio State the team to beat in the Big Ten? Is Clemson a clear frontrunner in the ACC? Can Tennessee dethrone Alabama in the SEC? Is everyone gaining ground on Oklahoma in the Big 12? And does the Pac-12 have a national title contender or just a bunch of really good teams?

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Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light recap Alabama's thrilling win over Clemson for the 2015 national championship. Where does this Alabama team rank? Where does Nick Saban rank? Was Deshaun Watson the MVP? And what will these two teams look like in 2016? The fellas also give their thoughts on who should replace Jeff Long as the Committee Chairman.

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Hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox break down every possible angle of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Who is the nation rooting for? Can Clemson run the ball? Can Alabama stop DeShaun Watson? Will the passing game show up again for the Crimson Tide. Official predictions abound in this edition of the Cover 2 podcast.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap the College Football Playoff and what the large drop in ratings means for the future of the tournament. What did we learn from the bowls this year and why they play such a huge role in shaping the offseason conversation. The guys also break down lots of NFL coaching rumors swirling around David Shaw, Jim Mora, Kevin Sumlin, Brian Kelly and even Chip Kelly.

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Host Braden Gall sits down with former Oklahoma great Roy Williams and former Clemson great Tajh Boyd to preview the Orange Bowl Playoff game on New Year's Eve. The guys break down the coaches, players, matchups and legacies of the prestigious contest.

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Hosts Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox break down both Playoff games from every possible angle. The long layoff, injuries, coaching legacy, offense, defense, location and so much more in our preview of Oklahoma-Clemson and Alabama-Michigan State.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox try to figure out exactly how many bowls is too many bowls? Also, what to the fans think of Playoff games on New Year's Eve? Mizzou lawmakers, SEC coaching overlap, Texas A&M issues and a preview of the first half of bowl on this edition of the Cover 2 podcast.

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Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light offer up their favorite, best, worst and ugliest from the world of college football in 2015. They guys give their best game, best player, best play, best freshman and best uniforms. What about ugliest game, worst coaching job, favorite TV show and favorite bowl sponsor. They rank everything.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox analyze the final Playoff rankings. Did the Committee get it right? Who is the favorite to win it all? What storylines are you most looking forward to? And is this the best Heisman Trophy race of all-time?

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Hosts Mitch Light and Braden Gall preview Championship Week 2015. What needs to happen for your team to get into the Playoff? We break down every possibly scenario in an effort to help Ohio State, Stanford and North Carolina fans. The we break down every major championship game. Can Florida's D-Line slow down Bama enough to keep it close? Will North Carolina have enough defense to stop DeShaun Watson? Will USC take advantage of Stanford's lack of big-play defense? And which ground and pound Big Ten team has the advantage?

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down all of the big action from Thanksgiving Weekend. Has Oklahoma clinched a spot in the College Football Playoff? Who was eliminated from the Playoff race? The Playoff picture got pretty clear over the weekend but the bowl picture did not. And the coaching moves are dominating the headlines with Les Miles, Mark Richt, Justin Fuente and Clay Helton.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light break down all of the biggest games in college football in Week 13. Ohio State-Michigan, Baylor-TCU, Bedlam Series, UCLA-USC and the SEC vs. the ACC highlight the best football week of the year. The guys also break down Thanksgiving side items.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down a huge Week 12 in college football. We touch on the big weekend in the Big 12, Michigan State's huge win, the bad showings in the SEC, Navy's rise and much more in this edition of the Cover 2 podcast.

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Host Braden Gall sits down with ESPN college football guru Kirk Herbstreit to talk College Football Playoff Rankings and preview a huge weekend of action in Week 12. Herbie joins Athlon Sports on behalf of AllStateCFB.com.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light are joined by College Station (Texas) radio host Louie Belina to talk Big 12, SEC and much more. The Big Ten has a top 10 matchup while the Pac-12 has another great slate of action. Keep an eye on Blacksburg and Phily as well. The guys pick every big game in Week 12.

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Host Braden Gall and David Fox break down all of the action from Week 11. Oklahoma was the biggest winner but how high do they jump? Will there be any change in the Final Four? Is the Pac-12 done? Mizzou's big win, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, the AAC and our Heisman ballots as well.

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Hosts Mitch Light and Braden Gall break down all of the big action from Week 11. Houston and Memphis square off in a huge AAC game. Oklahoma and Alabama have tough road trips to Baylor and Mississippi State while Stanford and North Carolina try to hold serve at home against Oregon and Miami. All this and much more on our Week 11 preview.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down a crazy weekend of football in Week 10. Alabama and Clemson make big statements, Oklahoma State surprises and others survive and advance. The Big Ten had a bizarre finish, the Pac-12 gets no love and the AAC race is turned upside down.

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Hosts Mitch Light and Braden Gall break down another weekend of college football with special guest Steven Godfrey

 

LSU and Alabama do battle in the SEC West. TCU visits Oklahoma State in a battle of Big 12 unbeatens. Clemson looks to take a huge lead in the ACC race over Florida State. Will Memphis and Houston stay unbeaten in tough AAC games? Is there any drama in the Big Ten in Week 10? And the Pac-12 slate once again delivers a bunch of fun matchups.

 

The guys pick every Top 25 game and offer locks of the week against the spread.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down all of the action from Week 9. Should the ACC change the outcome of the Duke game? How good is Notre Dame or Temple? The Pac-12 delivered once again as well. The guys also offer their College Football Playoff Committee projections.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light are joined by ESPN's Matt Stinchcomb to preview Week 9 in college football. The Pac-12 and SEC highlight the weekend of action as well as a big showdown between Notre Dame and Temple. The guys break it all down.

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Hosts David Fox and Braden Gall break down all of the action from Week 8. Florida State and Utah fall from the ranks of the unbeaten, a QB change at Ohio State, a QB injury at Baylor, trouble in South Florida and much more highlights this weeks edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

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Hosts Mitch Light and Braden Gall break down a lackluster weekend of college football. The ACC sends every one of their ranked teams on the road (watch out!) while Ole Miss and Texas A&M do battle coming off losses. The Group of 5 unbeatens are all on the road and Utah is an underdog to an unranked USC? We break it all down in Week 8.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light break down a huge weekend of college football. The guys break down every top 25 matchup and then some, including two potential playoff elimination games take center stage in the SEC, a heated in-state rivalry in the Big Ten East, USC-Notre Dame and much more.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down a lackluster weekend of college football. The best survived, both UT's saved their seasons, coaches acted silly and the guys offer up their midseason awards on this edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light are joined by the Big Ten Network's Tom Dienhart to preview an interesting slate of action in Week 6. The Big Ten has some key divisional games, upset alerts abound across the country and the national focus turns to Salt Lake City, the SEC and Ann Arbor. 

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We brought our own guts for this week's podcast, and we'll need guts to break down another wild week in which few favorites were left unscathed. Co-hosts Braden Gall and David Fox assess the panic levels for Ohio State after a scare with Indiana and Michigan State after another injury-riddled close call.

Then, we look at the Big 12 and the landscape at the top and the age-old playoff argument of "best team" (Baylor),  "most deserving" (Oklahoma) and a little of both (TCU), plus the rising panic level at Texas. Meanwhile, the ACC is as messy as Saturday's weather in Clemson. Are the Tigers starting to look like the team to beat? (Hint: It's not Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech.) Finally, we talk about the recalibration in the SEC. Is Florida the new favorite in the East and is Alabama back to being the best team in the conference agai

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Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light are joined by Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples talking all things Week 5 in college football. The ACC and SEC have marquee showdowns and great undercards while Big 12 favorites will look to hold off upsets. The Big Ten and Pac-12 could see some clarity as well.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down the three biggest games and storylines of Week 4. The Pac-12 dominated the headlines in Week 4 with the State of Arizona and Oregon suffering crushing losses while Stanford, Utah and the City of Los Angeles won big. The Big 12 dealt with serious heartbreak while the SEC's pecking order is disarray. All of that and so much more on this edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

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Hosts Mitch Light and Braden Gall are joined by Pac-12 Network analyst Jill Savage to break down the big weekend of action out West. What exactly do the the ACC and Big Ten have to offer the fans this weekend? The Big 12 has two contenders on upset alert. And the SEC has four important pecking order games, including one of the 90s best rivalries.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down all of the biggest action from around college football in Week 3. How should we handicap the SEC West race? Who is the team to beat in the Big 12? Is there a national title team in the Pac-12? What is wrong with Ohio State?

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Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light are joined by ESPN's Dari Nowkhah to preview a huge weekend of action in college football. The guys break down the ACC road trips, the SEC West Showdowns, UCLA, USC and Texas' home tests and much more. Light makes his picks against the spread as well.

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We’re taking a brief and infrequent break from our college football coverage to take a quick look at the college basketball season ahead.

As teams prepare for Midnight Madness and the start of basketball practice, hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light give a brief overview of the rankings in this year’s Athlon Sports College Basketball Preview.

The cast of characters at the top — Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina and Maryland — are as close as they’ve been in recent years. Our team talks about who they picked at No. 1 and why plus the quick storylines in the upcoming hoops season.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down the three biggest games of Week 2. How good is Micigan State? What can Tennessee and Oklahoma learn? How bad was Week 2 for the SEC? Can Notre Dame win big after losing its QB? The guys also up their Top 4 Playoff teams as they do every week.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview Week 2 of the college football season. Three huge games dot the landscape this weekend, we break down the Least Important Game of the Week and offer up picks against the spread as well.

Direct download: 15_Week_2_preview.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox analyze all of Week 1's action and tell us what it all means! Don't overract to poor showings in the Big Ten or Pac-12. Which injuries will have the biggest impact? Where we were dead wrong and who is in our Top 4?

Direct download: 2015_wk_1_recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:59pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light kick off the season in style by previewing the entire slate of action in Week 1 with ESPN's Rece Davis. The guys break down every big game, make picks against the spread and get Davis' College Football Playoff picks.

Direct download: 15_Week_1_preview.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:52am CST

The Athlon Sports staff gets together to make their official 2015 National Championship predictions. Braden Gall, Steven Lassan, Mitch Light and David Fox go conference-by-conference and pick all of the league winners as well as their Heisman Trophy finalists and darkhorse contenders.

Direct download: Official_National_Title_Picks_2015.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:16pm CST

A sign of an unpredictable year for the Pac-12 in 2015? Athlon Sports editors Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light all picked three different scenarios for the Pac-12 championship game.

Is Stanford ready to rebound and catch a Marcus Mariota-less Oregon? And who will make it out of a deep Pac-12 South?

Our staff breaks down the season ahead.

Direct download: 2015_Pac12_Off_Prvw.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:46pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light analyze every team in the SEC and offer their official predictions for the 2015 season. Who could win the East? Who are the wildcards that will surprise? Can anyone knock off the State of Alabama? Which coach is on the hot seat? The guys break it all down.

Direct download: 2015_SEC_Off_Prvw.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:52am CST

The Big Ten is well on its way to a comeback and not just because Ohio State is the defending national champion and unanimous preseason No. 1.

There’s a lot more to like in this conference beyond the Buckeyes. Urban Meyer’s team isn’t even the only Playoff contender in this league as Michigan State continues to make its case.

Beyond that, more Big Ten teams — such as Michigan, Penn State, Nebraska and Wisconsin — are buying stock in 2016 and beyond.

Direct download: 2015_Big_Ten_Off_Prvw.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:25pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan break down all 14 teams in the ACC and Notre Dame. Should Clemson be the favorite? How does the Coastal shake out? Where would the Irish rank in the ACC? Who is on the hot seat and will the ACC get left out of the Playoff?

Direct download: 2015_ACC_Off_Prvw.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:40pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan offer a complete preview and predictions of the Big 12 in 2015. TCU vs. Baylor? Who are the top challengers in the Big 12? Does the Big 12 have to go unbeaten to make the Playoff? The guys preview every team in the league for 2015.

Direct download: 2015_Big_12_Off_Prvw.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:42pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down all of the "coach speak" from ACC and Big 12 media days as well as Art Briles, Steve Spurrier and Gus Malzahn preseason commentary. The fellas analyze the ACC predictions, cover the storylines from Big 12 Media Days and answer kid's sporst questions on the Cover 2 podcast. 

Direct download: July_23_2015.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:11pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox cut through the nonsense of SEC Media Days. Nick Saban's comments, Bret Bielema, LSU and much more from Hoover, Ala. The guys also touch on Big 12 Media predictions, debate Cow vs. Pig and answer sports questions from kids on this edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

Direct download: July_17_2015.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:27pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox take listeners inside the preseason College Football preview magazine.

 

The guys break down the top four teams in the preseason top 25 and how the Athlon team settled on our College Football Playoff Projections. Why did we put two SEC teams into the Playoff? Why did we pick Baylor over TCU? Is there any reason at all NOT to pick Ohio State to win it all? 

Will the Playoff Committee put two teams from the same league into the playoff or will it stick with conference champions?

The Ohio State starting quarterback debate rages on and the guys break down new Big 12 expansion rumors as well.

Direct download: 2015_Top_25_FoxGall.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:02pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 SEC preview. How does the balance power look in the East with programs like Florida and Tennessee improving? Does the West champ come from Alabama again or is the state of Mississippi ready to take control? What do the guys make of LSU-Texas A&M's coaching swap? And what about those pesky Mizzou Tigers? The fellas touch on every team and how the predictions might shake out in the SEC in 2015.

Direct download: SEC_picks_prvw_2015.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:21am CST

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Big Ten conference preview. The B1G returns as the defending champs for the first time since 2002 but chances of a repeat are better than you might think. Who can compete with Ohio State in the East? Who is the frontrunner in the West? How big of an impact does Jim Harbaugh make in his first season?The fellas touch on every team and how the predictions might shake out in the Big Ten in 2015.

Direct download: Big_Ten_picks_prvw_2015.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:13pm CST

 

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Pac-12 conference preview. Has the Pac-12 caught the SEC as the nation's best conference? Is this league too tough to produce a playoff team in 2015? Is the State of Arizona or the City of Los Angeles better equipped to make a run at the Pac-12 South Division title? Is there someone other than Stanford or Oregon in the North that is ready to challenge for the crown? The fellas touch on every team and how the predictions might shake out in the Pac-12 in 2015.

Direct download: Pac12_picks_prvw_2015.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:27pm CST

 

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 ACC conference preview. Just how wide open is the Coastal Division? Are Miami and North Carolina the wild cards to watch? Can anyone challenge Clemson or Florida State in the Atlantic Division? The fellas touch on every team and how the predictions might shake out in the ACC in 2015.

Direct download: ACC_picks_prvw_2015.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:51pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan offer an early in-depth preview of the Big 12 conference. Who is the frontrunner: TCU or Baylor? Can Texas Tech and Oklahoma State get better? Can Oklahoma or Texas return to prominence? And what to make of the middle of the Big 12?

Direct download: Big_12_picks_prvw_2015.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:28pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox are joined by National Recruiting Analyst from 247Sports.com Barton Simmons in a recruiting potpourri podcast. It's comprehensive, throrough and educational. Simmons breaks down the 2015 rankings, tells some bizarre stories and debates recruiting trends.

Direct download: Crootin_Simmons_021115.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:51am CST

Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan breakdown all 14 new head coaches in FBS college football. The guys rank their favorite (and least favorite) hires and analyze all of the newest trends in coaching. Does "fit" matter? Is offense more important than defense? And who is on the hot seat entering 2015?

Direct download: 2014_Head_Coach_Hires.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:56pm CST

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down the national championship victory for Ohio State. Did the Playoff work (and what does that even mean)? Should Cardale Jones go pro? Is Urban Meyer better than Nick Saban? What does the win mean for the Big Ten? What is Marcus Mariota's legacy? The guys answer all these questions and much more on the year-end recap edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

Direct download: National_Champ_2014.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:04am CST

Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan go in-depth to break down college football's national championship game.

 

Fox recounts his trip to Pasadena, what the Rose Bowl is all about and his lonely New Year's Eve. Gall breaks down NOLA on New Year's and his favorite moments from the Sugar Bowl.

 

How do Ohio State and Oregon stack up against each other? The guys go position-by-position to analyze both teams to find strengths and weaknesses for both. Who has the coaching edge? Is Marcus Mariota simply too good to beat?

 

Each host offers up in-depth analysis and a final prediction for the season's final game.

Direct download: 14_Champ_Game_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:21pm CST