Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

Penn State visits Ohio State and NC State travels to Notre Dame in two monster Playoff matchups. But are both elimination games?

Oklahoma, Oklahoma St and TCU all face quality tests in Big 12 play this weekend. Is now the time we see separation in the conference or should the big three be nervous?

Is Georgia finally prepared to do the right thing against Florida? The SEC is loaded with very interesting but very unimportant football games.

Mitch Light calls for multiple upsets - including the entire state of Arizona and two monster upsets in the ACC.

Also, watch Tulane vs Memphis.

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Two teams have officially been eliminated from the College Football Playoff and Braden has two apologies to make about both of the games in question. So who is left in the race?

The guys also react to the feedback you the listeners gave us all week about how to cover the sport and how the Playoff race has changed the way the sport is covered. You guys were amazing!

What do we make of the state of Oklahoma? Good wins over tough teams or should we be concerned about the Sooners and Cowboys?

Is the Group of 5 now a two horse race?

A glass is raised and toast made for Iowa State, the state of Arizona, Georgia Tech, Mississippi St and UCLA.

Braden’s trip to Camp Randall on Saturday and Lambeau Field on Sunday raises a question about the difference between SEC fans and everyone else. Who is doing it right? 

And, lastly, a question about sending food back at dinner.

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We begin by discussing the Playoff system and how it has impacted fan interest in college football. What do fans want: Focus on the playoff contenders or do people still pay attention to the middle of the pack? 

How should the committee be evaluating teams? What are the most important aspects of the “body of work?” Also, Mitch gives his Heisman ballot and has a Group of 5 coaching question for Braden. 

The guys obviously preview the big games from Week 8 as well. Penn State hosts Michigan, Notre Dame and USC meet in South Bend, the Pokes travel to Texas and every other game of note.

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All hell has officially broken loose in college football. How concerned should Clemson be? Did Auburn take the biggest drop? And what the hell happen in the state of Washington? 

On the positive side, who is better: TCU or Wisconsin? How did LSU and Miami come away with wins? What do we make of the Big 12 after a good old-fashioned Red River Shootout?

Notre Dame, Michigan St, NC State and Stanford continue to improve - even without playing a game.

And one special tribute is back.

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It's midseason stock report time and Mitch wants to know if Braden is buying or selling. What happened in Corvallis with Oregon State? Week 7 doesn't have huge ranked matchups but has lots of intrigue on the undercard. The Red River Shootout takes center stage in the Big 12 while Miami, Stanford, Tennessee and LSU host big games around the country. 

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Oklahoma and Michigan both fall out of the top 10... or do they? How should they rank and what are expectation. How good is Wisconsin, Penn St and Ohio St? NC State and Miami look super competitive in the ACC but can they top Clemson? Georgia, Auburn and Alabama continue to separate themselves in the SEC. However, Braden has a huge bone to pick with the Tigers. Out West, are we concerned about start times in the Pac-12? How good is Wazzu? And is Notre Dame overrated.

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TCU and NC State host huge ranked matchups this weekend with both having a chance to make big statements. Should ranked teams in the Big Ten be worried or are we inventing fake intrigue this weekend? LSU visits Florida for some more karmic payback but will any other game in the SEC be close? Wazzu must prove itself on the road while Clemson and Va Tech should stay the course. Mitch also gives his picks against the spread - he is 15-10 on the season thus far.

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Friday night featured two huge wins by Washington State and Miami. On Saturday, two teams proved to be head-and-shoulders above the rest of college football, but would a rubber match between Bama and Clemson be a good thing for the sport? The Hot Seat conversation has begun in Knoxville, Baton Rouge and Lincoln but how will the new recruiting rules impact coaching changes? And everything else on the Week 5 recap.

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Week 5 features a lot of undercard games with teams that could be good but no one is sure yet. Virginia Tech hosts Clemson, Texas Tech hosts Oklahoma State, Duke hosts Miami and Wisconsin hosts Northwestern. USC also travels to face unbeaten Wazzu on Friday night. Meanwhile, in the SEC, Auburn and Alabama look to make the West a two horse race against the state of Mississippi while Tennessee and Vandy try to rebound against Georgia and Florida.

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TCU and Georgia made the biggest statements of Week 4 but so did Alabama and Washington. What is the level of concern with the rest of the top 10? What do we make of the SEC East race after an awful weekend? Is the Coastal more wide open than we previously thought? Could Notre Dame be really good?

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