Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

How does legalized gambling impact the NCAA and college football? How can the NCAA possibly get involved and does this move increase the chances of corruption?

 

The five big questions about the Group of 5 conferences include the state of Florida, coaching at Boise, the Mountain West's decline, expansion and potential upsets in 2018.

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The former SEC commissioner Mike Slive has passed away but is the most influential person in modern college football history? Has the UCF-Alabama national title spat jumped the shark or do we still love it? And we ranked all 130 starting QBs in college football. Who is No. 1? Who is the most valuable? Who will have the biggest impact on the Playoff? Who are some breakout stars to watch?

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The 2018 magazine is on digital newstands now! You can literally go buy a mag right now at athlonsports.com/store.

With that comes our College Football Playoff picks. Which four teams make the Playoff in 2018? How hard was it to pick the top two (not very) and how hard was it to pick the last two (very)? And how many teams (and why) were considered?

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Shea Patterson is eligible at Michigan - how does that impact our rankings and how did he end up there? How do we feel about recruiting active players? We know how one coach feels.

Who is the best NFL quarterback to have played in the Big 12? The discussion is bizarrely lacking in answers. The SEC won the NFL Draft and the first round again but what does it mean, if anything?

And the ACC's five big questions center around new coaches, premiere programs, the Coastal Division's randomness and, of course, Clemson.

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With the NFL Draft this week, where are we rooting for the big name quarterbacks to land? And why is Josh Rosen playing the underdog card? Is Josh Allen interesting?

 

The SEC's 5 big questions focused on Florida's offense, a bunch of new coaches, teams that are over-hyped, a loaded roster of starting QBs and two teams switching to the pro-style offense.

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Springs games are great events to attend and are fun for kids but do fans actually care about what takes place during the game itself? Should we be more concerned with what happens or are we appropriately ignoring them?

 

This week's 5 Big Questions concern the Big Ten. Scott Frost's expectations at Nebraska, the new coordinators in the Big Ten East, QB battles across the board and the lack of star power in the bottom half of the league.

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Johnny Football is on his PR rehab tour and spoke about his college experience, college offense and more. Is there a tie between offensive scheme and how disciplined a program is?

 

We also ask a critically important interstate driving etiquette question.

 

Finally, the Pac-12 is the subject of our "5 Big Questions" this week, feat. The City of Light, the North Division race and much more.

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How terrifying and/or awesome is it that a social media uprising changed a coaching search mid-stream? Is it good for college football? And a deep look at how the sausage is made when it comes to sports journalists and their relationships with "sources."

The Cover 2 also begins a spring series creatively called "The 5 Big Questions." Where we ask the five biggest questions about a conference this spring. Today, we begin with the Big 12.

And how did Mitch's official visits to the Northeast go?

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In an NFL Draft edition of the podcast, the guys take a look at how the best prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft ranked as recruits coming out of high school. What does this tell us about recruiting rankings and why do some continue to ignore the obvious?

Which QB in the '18 class is the best and what does the Class of 2019 look like for the position? What are some of our favorite (and most bizarre) scouting report words and phrases?

And, apparently, both hosts divulge checkered college pasts as one ran from the police and the other was arrested on a felony charge.

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What are the major differences between the college football and basketball selection committees and how do they impact the tournaments? Do we buy brand bias and big school love in hoops? (How dumb was that selection show?)

And because it's March Madness, we give you our Final Four and upset picks in the tourney. Everyone needs bracket help, right?

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