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Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Recapping Ohio State's National Championship


Ohio State has won the first College Football Playoff national championship, and Athlon Sports college football writers Braden Gall and David Fox are here to break down how it happened and what it all means.

On the championship edition of the Cover 2, we discuss:

• What does Ohio State’s run to the championship as a No. 4 seed say about the new playoff era and what it means for future selection committees.

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• Why Ohio State is built to make another run at a championship.

• Where Cardale Jones’ story places among the great storylines in college football and what we’re looking for next out of Ohio State’s embarrassment of riches at quarterback.

• Where Urban Meyer stands among college football coaches. Has he overtaken Nick Saban as the best in the game? We’re not sure, but we say he’s the most transformative coach of the era.

• Where does Marcus Mariota’s legacy stand with the great quarterbacks of the era.

Does he rank with with Vince Young and Tim Tebow?

Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @DavidFox615 or email The podcast can be found on, iTunesStitcher and our podcast RSS feed.