Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast
It's here! Magazines are here! Steven Lassan and Braden Gall explain the Athlon Sports preseason Top 25 for 2022. We touch on every single ranked team, every conference races and give away two free magazines!
Direct download: C2_052522_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 12:07pm CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher. Why are these two ego maniacs yelling at each other? What are the real reasons for this fued? And what does it actually mean for the future of college football. 

Direct download: C2_052022_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:35am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.
  • Awesome magazine news!
  • Free Stuff!
  • Arch Manning recruitment
  • Why it's unprecedented
  • Who cares where he goes!
  • His career will be studied 
  • Nick Saban complains about parity
  • Have we ever had it?
  • Is there a way to legislate it?
  • The top 10 jobs in America
  • The top 3 are EASY!
  • National title DNA
  • Access and resources
  • How can teams change status?
Direct download: C2_051822_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:53am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • Magazines are put to bed!
  • Two big QB transfers
  • NCAA's mind-numbing stupidity
  • Ripple effect of NCAA's decision
  • Is this trial balloon, scare tactics?
  • Divisions are going away!
  • Why there's no reason to keep them
  • How would scheduling work?
  • New roster rules are smart
  • Mike Leach's silly expansion tweet
  • Conference title odds
  • Where we agree, disagree
  • Value bets in 2022
Direct download: C2_051122_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 11:06am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. 

  • Jordan Addison enters portal
  • How to stop tampering?
  • Riley, USC becoming villian
  • Big dominoes fall in AAC
  • What is next for OU, Texas?
  • NFL hated 2022 QB class
  • NFL loves 2023 QB class
  • How many first rounders are there?
  • Power 5 all-conference debates
Direct download: C2_050422_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:57am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

We begin with Steven's scorching, smoldering, smokin' spring football takes. Then we dive into Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick's comments about the "inevitable" split coming to college football. We talk transfer portal stats and the biggest underachievers in college football.

Direct download: C2_042522_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 9:27am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. 

  • JT Daniels heads to West Virginia
  • Bama, UGa, Ohio St spring games
  • Spring football is like parenting
  • Nick Saban threatens college football
  • NIL out of control or fair market?
  • TV broadcast rights are up for grabs
  • Big Ten-ESPN relationship
  • What role will streamers play?
  • Can CBS, NBC get back into CFB?
Direct download: C2_042022_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 1:03pm CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • Dabo is probably right for once
  • Spring game notes (sort of)
  • Week 1 point spreads
  • Nico Mania changes everything

We relive the first year of the BCS Era:

  • Did it work
  • A sign of things to come?
  • Who deserved to be there?
  • Did KSU, Tulane get hosed?
  • Records across the board
  • Ohio State's choke
  • Hurricane and Hurricanes
  • One redshirt freshman
Direct download: C2_041322_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 9:43am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. Today, we take you behind the curtain and show you how we begin to make predictions for the magazine. How we tier teams in each conference before deciding on champions and playoff teams. Who will compete for division titles? Which teams are on the second tier in each league? We also have some news out of the Big 12, the Sun Belt and with Mark Emmert.

Direct download: C2_040622_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:49am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. Today, we grade all 29 new head football coaches in 2022. Which four Power 5 schools got "As" and which four schools got "Cs." Which first-time head coaches should be successful and which ones are concerning? How about Group of 5 retreads and rising stars? We graded them all.

Direct download: C2_033022_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 12:05pm CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • A 5-star QB commits and shows us exactly how important a "collective" is for your school.
  • The worst possible job in college football.
  • Our promise to you: A renewal of our vows to college football and to our core mission.
  • Why the mainstream, national media is way too focused on the Playoff (but why they have to be).
  • The most interesting teams who could contend for the Playoff.
  • The most interesting teams that will be good but have nothing to do with the college football playoff.
  • The most interesting big brands who will be improved this year (but aren't all that great).
  • The most interesting Group of 5 teams.
Direct download: C2_032322_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 11:27am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • Big magazine news
  • Some 100% prime pod beef
  • We were dead wrong
  • Lots of NIL details

Spring QB Battles:

  • Playoff Implications: Texas A&M, Cincinnati, Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan, Clemson
  • Hot Seat Implications: Auburn, Arizona St, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Colorado
  • Conference, Division Implications: Baylor, Penn St, Iowa, Texas, Washington, North Carolina, Pitt, LSU, Florida, Ole Miss
Direct download: C2_031622_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:27am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.
  • A review review
  • GLOAT status and a thank you!
  • Some positive attendance news
  • Big Ten's, Sun Belt's growth
  • FBS expansion, home experience
  • Pac-12 historic low, ACC drops again
  • Solutions to the problem
  • Game too long, WiFi, good games
  • Potential new rules announced
  • Targeting, faking injury, blocking
  • Who has used portal well?
  • Who is over-using the portal?
  • Who could use more portal?
Direct download: C2_030922_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 9:21am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. How do we determine and define what a returning starter is for the magazine? Who is returning the most talent in the Power 5? Who is returning the least starting talent in the Power 5? And how does all of that impact our magazine predictions? Which coaches get the benefit of the doubt?

Direct download: C2_030222_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 11:12am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • What did we expect?
  • Selfishness, greed dominates
  • Total chaos of last few years
  • Will never get equity
  • Charm vs. profits
  • When was CFB small business?
  • News: UK, UGa, Michigan, ASU
  • Top 10 games of Week 1
  • Notre Dame-Ohio St
  • Oregon-Georgia
  • LSU-Florida State
  • Utah-Florida
  • Cincinnati-Arkansas
  • Backyard Brawl 
Direct download: C2_022322_FInal.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:26am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. News and Notes:
  • Auburn retains Bryan Harsin... why?
  • Baylor, Cincinnati extend coaches
  • C-USA, Sun Belt scheduling conflict

Transfer QB analysis and breakdown:

  • Big 12's biggest brands using portal
  • Big Ten's best teams are homegrown
  • Pac-12 has the best transfer QBs
  • SEC middle class propped up
  • ACC is a total hodge podge
  • G5: UCF, Mountain West, Fun Belt
Direct download: C2_021622_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:36am CDT

Steven Lassen and Braden Gall talk college football. 

  • ACC might be getting rid of divisions!
  • (Why we still hate divisions)
  • The real goal of playoff expansion
  • What on earth is happening at Auburn?
  • Importance of organizational alignment
  • Which schools have it? Which don't?
  • Texas, USC, Miami, OU, Ohio St?
  • Josh Gattis leaves for Miami
  • What does Michigan do?
  • Braden was wrong about NFL carousel
  • Super Bowl starting QB trivia
Direct download: C2_020922_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.
  • Big Ten ditching divisions?
  • Coaching drama: ASU, Auburn
  • Jim Harbaugh coming back
  • Caleb Williams, Jaxson Dart
  • Recruiting Outliers:
  • Biggest overachievers
  • Biggest underachievers
  • What's going on in the Pac-12?
  • How does future Big 12 look?
  • Big Ten West needs a boost
  • ACC staying power?
Direct download: C2_020321_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 8:14am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • Some new rules, committee members
  • Bama using portal in big way
  • Hawaii update

Grading the first-year P5 coaches:

  • Jedd Fisch, Arizona
  • Bryan Harsin, Auburn
  • Bret Bielema, Illinois
  • Lance Leipold, Kansas
  • Shane Beamer, South Carolina
  • Josh Heupel, Tennessee
  • Steve Sarkisian, Texas
  • Clark Lea, Vanderbilt

Grading the first-year G5 coaches from Blake Anderson at Utah State to Butch Jones at Arkansas State.

Direct download: C2_012622_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 11:38am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • What are the risks of the expansion stalemate?
  • Why wouldn't SEC, Big Ten expand?
  • Big 12 proposed divisions: Good and bad
  • JT Daniels, Jaxson Dart, Caleb Williams
  • Todd Graham's shocking Hawaii tenure
  • Where do NFL playoff QBs come from?
  • All of the evidence points to the Pac-12
  • NFL Draft deadline: winners and losers
  • QB play in 2022 will be MUCH better
Direct download: C2_011922_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • What is holding up playoff expansion?
  • Public sentiment wants expansion
  • Automatic qualifiers helps who?
  • What the Big Ten, ACC, Pac-12 care about?
  • TV ratings for the national title: Up and down
  • How to regain national interest?
  • Big programs have follow the Ohio State model
  • Just Do It: Hire recruiting assassins
  • Early Top 25 2022 Rankings
  • Bama, Ohio St, Georgia on top tier
  • Clemson, Texas A&M, Michigan?
  • Who has staying power: Utah, Mich. St, Wake?
Direct download: C2_011422_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

The band is back together as Mitch Light from The Athletic joins Steven Lassan and Braden Gall to break down Georgia's national championship victory over Alabama.

  • Drama, tension, talent leads to great game
  • Injuries for Bama play big role
  • Did Todd Monken, UGa evolve?
  • Georgia defense got stops when it had to
  • Kirby vs. Saban wasn't a factor
  • How will this game be received nationally?
  • Fighting the regionality of the sport
  • Removing focus from the national title
Direct download: C2_011122_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:08am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • TV ratings for the semifinals were bad
  • TV expectations for the national title?
  • Why were numbers down in 2020?
  • Fatigue about the top of the sport?
  • Does expansion fix this?
  • Georgia's defensive approach
  • Bryce Young's ability to beat man coverage
  • Stetson Bennett will change the narrative
  • Georgia's weapons getting healthy
  • HAS Georgia innovated?
  • Final game scores, predictions
  • NFL coaching moves to impact college
  • Caleb Williams big news
Direct download: C2_010622_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • Best two all year will play for natty
  • Bama handles Cincinnati
  • Bearcats deserve tons of credit
  • What's Luke Fickell's future?
  • Georgia's utter domination
  • North-South talent differential
  • Jim Harbaugh's legacy
  • Georgia's adjustments for Alabama?
  • Why fans will watch (why they won't)
  • Expansion: How will it help?
  • New Year's bowls teach us about expansion
  • People still think bowl records matter?
Direct download: C2_010222_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 11:26am CDT