Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast (sports)

College Football is back! What is the most meaningful game in Week 1? What impact does Bama-FSU have on the Playoff? Is this the best opening weekend... ever? The guys break down every big (and some small) games of the weekend, project upsets and pick games against the spread for Week 1.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:49am CDT

Official College Football Playoff predictions are here. And official! Steven Lassan joins the guys to officially predict each Power 5 division and conference champ. Who are the guys picking to make the playoff and win the national title in 2017? And who are the outsider teams to watch that could sneak their way into the Playoff? Hot Takes ensue!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:52am CDT

QB battles are starting to take shape around the country and the guys break down each one with predictions. Braden and Mitch also look at the biggest potential upsets from the Group of 5 ranks. One very difficult QB trivia question gets things kicked off as well as rapid fire news from Florida, Ole Miss and Last Chance U.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:27pm CDT

We take a deep look at college football scheduling. Should Power 5 teams only play Power 5 teams? What does a perfect college football schedule look like? Crossover play, home-road splits and tough/easy stretches all impact how the 2017 season will play out, so what do you need to know about this year's schedules? And, of course, 10 minutes of Josh Rosen.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:10pm CDT

Braden and Mitch plot their dream road trip through college football for 2017. With a twist: You can only see each team one time. So the guys break down how they would spend the year traveling around the country if you had to watch two different teams every single weekend. It's much harder than you think!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:41am CDT

Braden and Mitch break down the Hugh Freeze coaching saga. What's next for the Rebels, how good of a job is Ole Miss and where does this soap opera rank in the history of SEC silliness? While many believe the mid-major coaching ranks have thinned, Mitch totally disagrees and provides a long list of rising star coaching candidates for anyone looking for a coach at season's end to consider.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:25am CDT

The guys are joined by AllState's Matt Stinchcomb to talk SEC football and the Good Works Team. The ballots have been cast in the SEC and Big 12 Media events while the ACC bragged for a few days about all that it has accomplished in the last year. Does the ACC have the best coaches? What is the ideal format of power for a conference? Did the voters get it right in the Big 12? The SEC? We get talking season started right!

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:02pm CDT

Mitch and Braden preview the SEC Media Days event by asking questions we want answered... and then pretending to give honest answers as the SEC coaches themselves. What will we actually learn in Hoover, Ala? What is national championship DNA? Which programs have it, which do not, which ones are close and which ones have changed the most over time? Lastly, the guys ask: What is middle aged?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:04pm CDT

Mitch and Braden have five questions about each of the Power 5 leagues and the Group of 5. What is the storyline in each division they are most looking forward to? Who are the players they are most excited to see? Who is Johnny Overachiever and who will win the Golden Dumpster Fire Trophy? And what is the number one game you'd go to in each league?

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:09am CDT

The guys dive deep into the rankings meetings and predictions for the 2017 Minority Report. Which teams were most hotly debated and which teams do we think we pegged incorrectly? Which picks could we take back? And what a difference a play makes: How the history of college football can be shaped by one play.

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:21am CDT