NFL Draft Combine Preview, impact of a 14-team playoff with autobids, under the radar QBs, more! (02/29)
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3d ago
The Cover 3 crew talks NFL Draft Combine, College Football Playoff expansion, under the radar QBs for 2024 and more. First, breaking down the potential impact of a 14-team playoff model that includes multiple guaranteed bids for power conferences and even more for the Big Ten and SEC (2:30). Then, the outlook for Kansas under Lance Leipold’s leadership after his new contract was announced this week (13:45), a worst-case scenario for Kalen DeBoer in Year 1 at Alabama (19:32) and what to watch when last year’s college stars are under the lights in Indianapolis at the NFL Draft Combine (24:50). P ..read more
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Assistant Coaching Carousel Recap: Top 5 hires, biggest names and under-the-radar moves to note heading into 2024 (02/28)
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3d ago
The Cover 3 crew ranks some of the biggest offseason moves among assistant coaches. First, what to make of the latest National Signing Day proposal that includes not only moving the December signing period to earlier in the month but adding another one in late June (2:00), why UMass will find a move to the MAC beneficial (8:48) and Paul Johnson's sharp criticism of former Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins (16:35). Then it's on to recapping the assistant coaching carousel, starting with a ranking of the top 5 hires from the cycle (25:45). After that, a rundown of some of the headline hires like ..read more
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UCLA taps Eric Bieniemy as OC, SEC wants to move Early Signing Day, more! (02/26)
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5d ago
The Cover 3 crew talks UCLA, Eric Bieniemy, recruiting sports betting and more. First, the many layers of Eric Bieniemy returning to college football as UCLA's offensive coordinator (1:30), including both what it means for the Bruins offense in 2024 and whether this sets up for any future moves for the former Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Commanders OC. Then, the pros and cons of moving Early Signing Day to early December (18:30), takeaways from Tennessee's latest win in its case against the NCAA (27:30), whether players might stick around longer than 4 years in future CFB world with emplo ..read more
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Will players opt-out of the NCAA video game? CFP talking further expansion, a DeBoer-Cristobal comparison, more! (02/22)
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1w ago
The Cover 3 crew talks NCAA college football video game, playoff expansion and answers listener questions. First, with news of how players will be compensated for being in the new NCAA video game a discussion as to whether any players will opt-out of the opportunity as well as some suggestions for past legends that could be included (3:00). Then it's on to the news from Wednesday's conference commissioners meeting which has the College Football Playoff eyeing potential expansion to 14 or 16 teams before even a single game has been played in the 12-team format (11:23) and Georgia State reported ..read more
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2024 College football ratings, playoff format changes and more with Bill Connelly (02/21)
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1w ago
The Cover 3 crew talks power ratings, returning production, College Football Playoff format and more. First, with the news of the week being the CFP's move to a 5+7 model, breaking down the implications on the 2024 season and what to expect in terms of any further changes for 2026 and beyond. Then it's on to a deep dive into SP+ ratings with ESPN's Bill Connelly, discussing the impact of transfers on a team's rating and identifying some teams that have made big jumps since the end of last season. Florida State, LSU, Ole Miss and more get spotlighted, as well as a look at the top-rated teams fr ..read more
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Ranking SEC football coaches, EA Sports video game expectations, latest from FSU vs. ACC, more! (02/19)
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1w ago
The Cover 3 crew talks Steve Sarkisian, Texas, EA Sports College Football and more. First, addressing some recent uncertainty around the new College Football Playoff media rights deal for the future (2:30) and with Steve Sarkisian on his way to getting a big raise from Texas, where does the rank among the coaches in the new-look, 16-team SEC (10:22)? Plus, benefits of the SEC moving to a 9-game conference schedule (20:33), expectations and wish-list items for the new EA Sports College Football video game (31:03), the latest on the FSU vs. ACC legal fight (45:16) and more. Plus, with the ACC ap ..read more
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Another head coach leaves to be an assistant, NFL Draft QB stock changes, 'Bowl or No Bowl' for Big Ten teams, more! (02/15)
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2w ago
The Cover 3 crew talks Shawn Elliott, South Carolina, Big Ten bowl teams, NFL Draft and more. First, the coaching carousel refuses to stop and on Thursday news broke that Shawn Elliott would be leaving his position as Georgia State's head coach to become the new tight ends coach at South Carolina. What are the factors that impacted the move and how does this fall in line with other head coaches who have left their job for an assistant role somewhere else (1:30)? Then it's on to mailbag questions from the Big Ol' Bag of Mail and the live audience, discussing the QB you'd want for a game-winning ..read more
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Transfer Portal Winners and Losers: Debating quality vs. quantity, top teams that made a splash, more! (02/14)
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2w ago
The Cover 3 crew talks transfer portal, College Football Playoff format, Ole Miss, Colorado and more. First, more fallout and reaction to Monday's mid-show breaking news that DeShaun Foster would be taking over for Chip Kelly at UCLA (1:40), followed by a discussion on whether college football could benefit from having a two-minute warning like the NFL (11:35). Plus, with the College Football Playoff set to undergo another round of votes next week to decide the format for 2024 and 2025, the pros and cons to the 6+6 and 5+7 models with an extra automatic qualifier potentially getting cut (19:45 ..read more
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UCLA hires former Bruins star DeShaun Foster to replace Chip Kelly, Alabama needs a new OC, more! (02/12)
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3w ago
The Cover 3 crew talks UCLA, DeShaun Foster, Ryan Grubb, Alabama, Chip Kelly and more. First, discussing Kalen DeBoer staff challenges with the weekend news that offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb and offensive line coach Scott Huff are leaving for NFL opportunities (1:59). Then discussing the mid-show breaking news that UCLA has hired former star running back and assistant coach DeShaun Foster to replace Chip Kelly as the Bruins head coach (15:50). After that it's on to more on Chip Kelly's move to Ohio State (34:25) and other assistant coaching carousel moves of note around Michigan, Kentucky ..read more
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? Chip Kelly to Ohio State as Buckeyes next OC, Bill O'Brien to Boston College, what's next for UCLA? (02/09) ?
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3w ago
The Cover 3 crew reacts to Chip Kelly leaving UCLA to join Ohio State as an OC replacement for Bill O'Brien. First, dissecting the fit for Chip Kelly as the next offensive coordinator for an Ohio State team eyeing a national title run (1:00), why a sitting power conference coach might be looking to leave for a coordinator role and potential candidates as the next head coach for UCLA as the Bruins make their move to the Big Ten (10:21). Then, analyzing Boston College's move to tap Bill O'Brien as the Eagles next head coach (26:03) and much more from a busy Friday on the coaching carousel. Cove ..read more
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