Cover 2 College Football pod

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. The guys have a few reminders for fans as it pertains to coaching searches before previewing Week 4 and offering their picks against the spread.

  • Florida-Tennessee
  • Arkansas-Texas A&M
  • USC-Oregon St
  • Clemson-Wake Forest
  • Baylor-Iowa St
  • Oregon-Wazzu
  • Wisconsin-Ohio St
  • Maryland-Michigan
  • Kansas St-Oklahoma
  • Minnesota-Michigan St 

Notre Dame-North Carolina, Duke-Kansas, Texas-Texas Tech, Stanford-Washington, Mizzou-Auburn, West Virginia-Virginia Tech, Utah-Arizona St and more.

Direct download: C2_092222_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football, preview Week 3, talk about Nebraska's coaching search and offer up picks against the spread.

  • Miami at Texas A&M
  • Penn St at Auburn
  • BYU at Oregon
  • Michigan St at Washington
  • Mississippi St at LSU
  • Oklahoma at Nebraska
  • Fresno St at USC
  • Florida St at Louisville
  • UTSA at Texas
  • Texas Tech at NC State
  • Georgia at South Carolina
  • Kansas at Houston
  • Purdue at Syracuse
Direct download: C2_091522_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall preview week 2 of the college football season and make official picks against the spread:

  • Baylor at BYU
  • Bama at Texas
  • Kentucky at Florida
  • Tennessee at Pitt
  • The CyHawk Trophy
  • Oregon St at Fresno St
  • South Carolina at Arkansas
  • USC at Stanford
  • Mississippi St at Arizona
  • Washington St at Wisconsin
  • Missouri at Kansas St
Direct download: C2_090722_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall breakdown the new playoff format for college football. 

  • Why is expansion good for the game? 
  • Will it actually devalue the regular season?
  • Six automatic bids, six at-large bids
  • How they're determining seeding if FUBAR
  • What about scheduling and timing?
  • A simple solution to making players play more
  • Should the playoff re-seed after round one?
  • The biggest and most insane flaw!
  • No, seriously, we are pissed off.
Direct download: C2_090422_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:45am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall preview week 1 of the college football season and make official picks against the spread:

  • Utah at Florida
  • Oregon vs. Georgia
  • Notre Dame at Ohio St
  • Florida St vs. LSU
  • Cincinnati at Arkansas
  • NC State at East Carolina
  • Boise St at Oregon St
  • Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
  • Houston at UTSA
  • North Carolina at App St
  • Memphis at Mississippi St
Direct download: C2_090122.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. We announce our in-season schedule with some new twists. What does the new contract with the Big Ten mean for fans? We make our Final College Football Playoff Predictions and give you our top win total futures bets. Oh yeah, and we get to preview Week 0!

Direct download: C2_082322_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 9:35am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. We have preseason awards to give out to teams, units and players. But these are not your ordinary awards. Like... who are the most underrated defensive units in America? Who are the biggest QB heel turns of 2022? And which Group of 5 team has the best offensive skill players? You know, normal stuff.

Direct download: C2_081722_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 4:22pm CDT

CORRECTED AUDIO: Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football as camps are opening up across the country. We've got some bad news from Wake Forest camp and some historic news in the Big Ten. Then we give you the best anonymous scouting reports from across the country.

Direct download: C2_081022_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 11:46am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football.

  • Recapping Pac-12 media day performance
  • Who is making these alignment decisions?
  • Why a 16-team playoff won't happen
  • What would a 12-team look like in 2022
  • What is the correct format?
  • Who gets the first round byes?
  • (12) Cincinnati at (5) Texas A&M
  • (9) USC at (8) Utah
  • (10) Oregon at (7) Notre Dame
  • (11) Baylor at (6) Michigan
Direct download: C2_080322_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:39am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football

  • Have we ever known less about these teams?
  • Why we are so excited about the season
  • Grading the Media Days performances
  • Kevin Warren and Jim Philips
  • What is actually happening in realignment?
  • What are the Pac-12 schools going to do?
  • Does the B1G want to get bigger?
  • Why CBS and Big 12 are huge players
  • Predictions about counter-programming
  • New transfer rules are smart and good
Direct download: C2_072722_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 12:20pm CDT

Braden Gall catches up with ESPN's Ian Fitzsimmons to talk conference realignment, the time frame for action from the Big 12 or Pac-12 before they argue about actual football teams. Like, say, who is going to win the ACC, Big 12 or Pac-12? How to build a winning program? How to hire good coaches?

Direct download: C2_072022_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Braden Gall and Chris Childers hang out from Atlanta at SEC Media Days to discuss the past, present and future of college football. What is happening to the game? Who can be the last team into the college football playoff? The ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 races are more interesting. The guys catch up in Atlanta.

Direct download: C2_071922_Childers.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

No one is more connected on conference expansion and realignment than Action Network's Brett McMurphy. Braden Gall had a chance to talk with Brett at SEC Media Days in Atlanta about the Big 12 trying to absorb the Pac-12, what Notre Dame is going to do, what happens to the SEC, the Group of 5 and where college football will be in less than 10 years. He's scared, folks. 

Direct download: C2_071922_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 11:58am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. What is the latest with expansion as the SEC appears to be standing firm, the Big 12 is "open for business" and one move the Pac-12 needs to make today. Then we roll through the Playoff contenders' biggest upset alerts. Which trap games will define the 2022 championship races? And two recruiting theories about former powerhouses and how we will hire coaches in the future.

Direct download: C2_071422_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:55am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football, expansion and drama. What are the options for the Big 12 and Pac-12? A full partnership or partial merger or hostile takeover? How ESPN will play a huge role in what happens to the ACC? Why the SEC and Big Ten will fight over Virginia and North Carolina. What's the latest with ND and why the SEC wants them to stay independent.

Direct download: C2_070522_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:05am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall call an emergency family meeting after the news of USC and UCLA moving to the Big Ten on Thursday. Who is making these decisions and why? Is their calculus right about sacrificing charm for ratings? How ND holds the ACC's future in their palm. Should the Pac-12 and Big 12 join forces? Can these big market forces be stopped or, at least, slowed at all?

Direct download: C2_070122_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 11:09am CDT

The band is back together for our favorite episode of the year: Our 2022 Dream College Football Road Trip - the ORIGINAL college football dream road trip, we might add. Mitch Light of The Athletic returns to join Steven Lassan and Braden Gall on this season's journey across college football.

The rules are simple: You are going to a football game every week of the year but can only see each team one time. Where are you going? Send us your trip on the socials or in a review. Let's ride!

Direct download: C2_062922_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 11:25am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. We preview every Group of 5 conference by explaining our official 2022 predictions. Can anyone replicate what the Bearcats did last year, like say, Houston? The Mountain West is BACK, baby! Championship battles in the Sun Belt, C-USA and MAC are dead even. Which coaches do we like to rise through the ranks this fall? How good are Notre Dame, BYU and the rest of the Independents?

Direct download: C2_062222_G5.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:59am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. We preview every Power 5 conference by explaining our official 2022 predictions. In the Pac-12, there are some strong favorites followed by tons of chaos that will make for a fantastic year of football. Can new coaches across the league build winners fast? Can established names bounce back? And who is the real favorite to win the Pac-12?

Direct download: C2_061722_P12_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 9:42am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. We preview every Power 5 conference by explaining our official 2022 predictions. In the ACC, the QB position is stronger than it's been in a long time and that will lead to lots of debates this summer. Can the ACC champ get into the Playoff? Who can establish their culture the quickest? And why is Tyler Van Dyke so underrated?

Direct download: C2_061722_ACC_FInal.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. We preview every Power 5 conference by explaining our official 2022 predictions. In the Big 12, the league is as wide open as ever as programs jostle for position before looming changes. It's one of the most balanced leagues in America.

Direct download: C2_0601222_Big_12.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. We preview every Power 5 conference by explaining our official 2022 predictions. In the Big Ten, can the QB position develop and catch up to the defenses in this league?

Direct download: C2_060822_BigTen.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. We preview every Power 5 conference by explaining our official 2022 predictions. In the SEC, the middle class is healthier than maybe ever before and could lead to one of the most unpredictable seasons in league history.

Direct download: C2_060822_SEC_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 10:36am CDT

Steven Lassan and Braden Gall talk college football. Who is this year's Michigan? Which teams outside of the preseason top 25 have the right recipe to make an unforseen playoff run? Which teams in the top 10 are sure to disappoint and make us look bad? And which scheduling model is best for college football? Should it be the same for all leagues? What's best for the fans and what's best for the sport? Also, FREE STUFF!

Direct download: C2_060122_Final.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 1:27pm CDT

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

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