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College Football Podcast Debate: Did the Committee get the Playoff right?

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light debate the merits of the Selection Committee. Did they get the right four teams? What hurt the Big 12 the most? Who will be crowned the national champion when the dust settles? The guys break it all down and much more on this special Playoff Committee edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @...

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2014: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
College football’s regular season is over and the postseason and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in New Orleans on Dec. 20 and concludes with the national championship in Arlington, Texas. 39 bowl games are slated for this year's schedule, and the slate will increase to 40 in 2015. Watching all 39 bowl games isn’t impossible, but it can be difficult...

Quit Whining, Enjoy the College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 days ago
Baylor is upset that it beat TCU head-to-head and won the Big 12 championship by any logical or rational definition and is sitting at home. TCU is upset because the Horned Frogs won a game 55-3 and dropped from third to sixth and finds itself out of the tournament. Everyone is upset that Ohio State — a team with the worst loss, the fewest good wins and an injured Heisman...

5 Reasons Why Alabama Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Alabama enters the college football playoff as the No. 1 overall seed and the odds-on favorite to win the 2014-15 national championship. The Crimson Tide has won two out of the last three titles and enters the playoff with an eight-game winning streak, including a 42-13 win over Missouri in the SEC Championship and a 55-44 victory over Auburn in the Iron Bowl. The Crimson Tide’s...

Florida's Hire of Coach Jim McElwain Unspectacular...

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 8 hours ago
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley moved quickly in replacing the fired Will Muschamp, as the Gators announced Jim McElwain as the team’s new coach on Thursday. The Florida’s coaching search was an interesting exploration into hiring a coach, as the program was very public with its pursuit of McElwain and the negotiations for a hefty buyout with Colorado State.  Now...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Championship Weekend Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 9 hours ago
It's the final weekend of the regular season and I'm not going to lie to you. I don't feel good about it.  I pick all of the championship games every season against the spread and will do the same again. (But am only going to count it towards my record if I do well.) Listed below is every championship game prediction and the big one in the Big 12 as well. Enjoy!...

What is Jim McElwain's Outlook at Florida in 2015?

By David Fox, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Florida didn’t have a ton of time in the spotlight with its hire of Colorado State coach Jim McElwain as Nebraska announced a hire of Mike Riley just as McElwain was becoming official.After a few weeks, that won’t matter. Winning the day or winning the press conference isn’t nearly as important as winning over fans in that first season.Winning early, though, will be tough....

Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

By David Fox, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant, Vince Dooley, Bo Schembechler or Hayden Fry.Those days are more or less over. In the last four seasons alone, Texas, USC, Oregon, Auburn and Tennessee...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Championship Weekend Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 1 day ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview Championship Weekend in college football. Do any of the underdogs have a chance to pull an upset? Can Florida State avoid disaster? Can Baylor jump TCU in the playoff standings? Will Oregon get revenge on Arizona? The guys pick every major game of the final weekend of the college football season.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @...

SEC Championship Preview and Prediction: Alabama vs. Missouri

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Alabama and Missouri have met only once as SEC members, but there’s no shortage of familiarity between the two programs, as the Tigers and Crimson Tide are set to met in the SEC Championship game on Saturday afternoon. Alabama coach Nick Saban and Missouri coach Gary Pinkel played under Don James at Kent State and both spent time as graduate assistants with the Golden Flashes to begin...
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