Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast (Sports)

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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The Athlon Sports team has been dispatched to the New Orleans and Pasadena to cover the first college football semifinal. We'll survey the scene and storylines and then delve into our picks for New Year's Day.

David Fox is at the Rose Bowl trying to determine which star quarterback will have the big day and which team can more successfully play the underdog role. Braden Gall is at the Sugar Bowl where Blake Sims, Amari Cooper and the Ohio State defensive line may be able to upstage the powerhouse coaches.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth to break down both national semifinal games. 

 

Alabama vs. Ohio State: Can Cardale Jones handle the Bama defense? Can the Buckeyes defensive line disrupt the Bama offense? Which fan base wins the week off-the-field in New Orleans?

 

Oregon vs. Florida State: Which QB is better in Pasadena? Which defense is more likely to get stops? Does playing close games all year help or hurt FSU?

 

The guys cover all of this and make National Championship predictions on this special Playoff Predictions edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

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Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light debate the merits of the Selection Committee. Did they get the right four teams? What hurt the Big 12 the most? Who will be crowned the national champion when the dust settles? The guys break it all down and much more on this special Playoff Committee edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

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Braden Gall, Mitch Light, David Fox and Steven Lassan debate the Michigan coaching search and offer predictions as to who will be the next head coach in Ann Arbor.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview Championship Weekend in college football. Do any of the underdogs have a chance to pull an upset? Can Florida State avoid disaster? Can Baylor jump TCU in the playoff standings? Will Oregon get revenge on Arizona? The guys pick every major game of the final weekend of the college football season.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox are joined by Mitch Light to discuss the coaching opening at Nebraska. Is the Huskers job still an elite one in college football? What should expectations be in Lincoln? Who are the best candidates for the job? The guys break it all down and much more as well as offer up predictions as well.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown all of the action from Thanksgiving Weekend. Championship games are set in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12. Ohio State is dealing with a huge injury, the ACC wins the rivalry series with the SEC, Nebraska makes a coaching change and the Pac-12 South race ends in dramatic fashion. We debate it all and offer our playoff predictions on this week's edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview another historic week of Thanksgiving football. The Big Ten West, SEC West and East and Pac-12 South division championships hang in the balance. We also offer up some locks of the week against the spread and breakdown Turkey Day menus and traditions.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdowns all of the action from Week 13. The Big Ten West is down to two teams, the ACC title game is set, UCLA takes the lead in the Pac-12 South, more Jameis Winston dicussion and Samaje Perine's record-setting performance. We debate it all and offer our playoff predictions on this week's edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview an interesting weekend of games in college football. USC visits UCLA, two potential SEC title contenders are on the road, some Big Ten games with coaching implications and much more on this Week 13 podcast. We also offer up some locks of the week against the spread

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Will Muschamp is out as the Florida head coach. Braden Gall, David Fox, Mitch Light and Steven Lassan debate the Florida Gators head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.

Our hosts debate every viable candidate and give their top three dream candidates and their predictions for the job. They do not necessarily overlap. Each panelist makes a bold prediction as to who will be the next head football coach at Florida.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown how a wild Week 12 in college football. Alabama takes control of the West, Mizzou and Georgia battle for the East and Florida is looking for a new coach. Melvin Gordon and JT Barrett star in the Big Ten, TCU struggles in the Big 12 and Arizona State opens up the Pac-12 South race. And Florida State survives yet another halftime deficit. We debate it all and much more this week's edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

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Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview a huge slate of action in the SEC, including a playoff showdown between Mississippi State and Alababam. The guys break down the marquee showdown in the Big Ten and ACC as well. We also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.

Direct download: 14_Week_12_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:14am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown how Week 11 impacted the playoff picture. TCU vs. Baylor? Can Florida State survive with one loss? Does a two-loss SEC champ get the nod over a one-loss champ? How good is Ohio State? We debate it all and much more on a spirited edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.

Direct download: 14_Week_11_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:12am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 10's action in college football. This week's edition features press conference conflict, poorly timed tweets, upsets in the SEC, isuses at Florida and Michigan as well as lots of Big 12 and SEC West talk. The fellas also give you their post-Week 10 playoff poll as well.

Direct download: 14_Week_10_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:05pm CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 10. The Pac-12 has a full slate of interesting games, Auburn-Ole Miss and the Cocktail Party highlights another great SEC schedule, Gameday is in Morgantown and who really cares about the Big Ten? We pick every big game for Week 10 and also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.

Direct download: 14_Week_10_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:41am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 9's action in college football. This week's edition features a healthy SEC West playoff debate (things get heated), wide open races in the Pac-12 South, Big Ten West and ACC Coastal and some impressive numbers in the Big 12. The fellas also give you their playoff poll as well.

Direct download: 14_Week_9_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:07am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 9. A huge slate of games out West in the Pac-12 highlight a great weekend as well as big rivalry games in the Big Ten and SEC.  And does anyone care about the ACC this week? The guys also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.

Direct download: 14_Week_9_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 8's action in college football. This week's edition features Florida State's win over Notre Dame, the entertaining Big 12, a Will Muschamp debate, Oregon's return and much more. The fellas also give you their playoff poll as well.

Direct download: 14_Week_8_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:51am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews the big games of Week 8. The Big 12 takes center stage with five ranked teams in action. Notre Dame visits Florida State in the ACC, Stanford and Oregon highlight key games out West and plenty of SEC contenders are looking to hold off upsets. The guys also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.

Direct download: 14_Week_8_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:17am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 7's action in college football. The state of Mississippi once again dominated, Oregon made a huge statement in the Pac-12 and the wide open and wacky Big 12 highlight this week's conversation. The fellas also give you their playoff teams as well.

Direct download: 14_Week_7_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:51pm CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews the big games of Week 6. It's another huge week in the SEC, there are marquee games in the State of Texas and a Pac-12 championship game preview out West. The guys also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.

Direct download: 14_Week_7_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:10am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap a wild Week 6 of action in college football. The guys talk State of Mississippi football, the SEC East, the Pac-12's chances of landing in the playoff, Florida State versus Auburn at No. 1, the Big 12 race and much more.

Direct download: 14_Week_6_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:59pm CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews the big games of Week 6. The SEC West has a massive trio of games while Michigan State hosts Nebraska in the Big Ten. Baylor and Oklahoma also have big road trips in the Big 12 as well. The guys also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.

Direct download: 14_Week_6_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:34am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox cover all of the action from the college gridiron in Week 5. The Pac-12 races start to heat up, the ACC struggles again and Kansas is looking for a new coach. The guys also have some strong words for Brady Hoke and quarterbacks in the SEC.

Direct download: 14_Week_5_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:19am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox cover all of the action from the college gridiron in Week 5. The Pac-12 races start to heat up, the ACC struggles again and Kansas is looking for a new coach. The guys also have some strong words for Brady Hoke and quarterbacks in the SEC.

Direct download: 14_Week_5_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:18am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews the big games of Week 5. The Pac-12 takes center stage with a deep slate of action while the SEC has three marquee showdowns. Florida State, Baylor and Ohio State all have interesting tests as well. The guys also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.

Direct download: 14_Week_5_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:20am CDT

The guys recap the big weekend of action in the SEC, including Florida-Bama, Mississippi State-LSU and Missouri's lose to Indiana. The Big Ten deserves credit with the exception of Michigan, so what does the lose to Utah mean for Brady Hoke? The ACC struggled in Week 4 and the guys break down all of the action from Florida State-Clemson and the rest of the ACC. And Week 4 ended with some serious fireworks from the Pac-12.

Direct download: 14_Week_4_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:57am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews the big games in the SEC, Oklahoma's visit to West Virginia, the ACC's turn to crush the Big Ten and much more. The guys also give their locks of the week against the spread in this Week 4 college football preview.

Direct download: 14_Week_4_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:56am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap the big Georgia-South Carolina game and what it means for the SEC East. The Week 3 edition also features the quality showing from the Big 12, UCLA's comeback, the Big Ten's second rough weekend in a row and a couple of big upsets in the ACC.

Direct download: 14_Week_3_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:05am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews all of the big action from Week 3 including Georgia-South Carolina, UCLA-Texas, an underrated Big 12 slate and plenty of conference games. The guys also give their locks of the week against the spread as well.

Direct download: 14_Week_3_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Week 2 is in the books and the Big Ten should be worried. Hosts David Fox and Braden Gall recap all of the action from Week 2, including the Big Ten's struggles, the Ducks marquee win, the Hokies huge upset and Pat Haden's behavior.

Direct download: 14_Week_2_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:40am CDT

Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews all of the big action from Week 2 including Michigan State-Oregon, USC-Stanford, Michigan-Notre Dame, BYU-Texas and so much more. The guys also give their locks of the week against the spread as well.

Direct download: 14_Week_2_Picks.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:52am CDT

Week 1 is in the books and the entire world is overreacting. Hosts David Fox and Braden Gall recap the entire first weekend of action and tell you what they learned about each of the Big 5 conferences. Injuries, upsets, letdowns and analysis highlight this jampacked Week 1 edition.

Direct download: 14_Week_1_Recap.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT

College football season is finally here and the guys preview the opening weekend of the season. Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan make picks, talk upsets, discuss Braxton Miller's injury and argue about fall weddings.

Direct download: Week_1_2014.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:59pm CDT

The 2014 season is upon us and the guys make all of their official predictions for each of the Big 5 conferences as well as who will win the first College Football Playoff.

 

Managing Editor Mitch Light joins Braden Gall, Steven Lassan and David Fox to make picks, conduct a Coaching Hot Seat fantasy draft, discuss bathroom etiquette and remember a legendary comedian.

Direct download: Predictions_2014.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:25pm CDT

Following talkin' season, Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and David Fox sit down with SBNation's Steven Godfrey for a State of the Union college football conversation. 

The guys break down autonomy, the future of scheduling, media days across the country and much more.

Direct download: Steven_Godfrey_2014.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:51pm CDT

Live from Big Ten Media Days, Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and David Fox discuss all things Nebraska with Huskers head coach Bo Pelini himself as well as HuskerOnline's Sean Callahan. The guys break down Ameer Abdullah's Big Ten speech, the chances Nebraska has to win the West Division, Bo Pelini's transformation and more. 

Direct download: Big_Ten_MD_2014_NEB.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:09pm CDT

Big Ten Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Chicago, Ill., to talk all things Big Ten with coaches, players and writers alike. 

 

Braden Gall visited with Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan, Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller.

Direct download: Big_Ten_MD_2014_Players.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:33pm CDT