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Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Cutting Through Media Days


Conference media days are upon us, meaning we have a brand new batch of coach quotes to dissect and preseason rankings to dispute on the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast. On this week’s episode:

• What should we make of Nick Saban’s comments about his players receiving NFL Draft grades before the Sugar Bowl? Is this excuse-making or a sign that Saban has new challenges in preserving the Alabama dynasty.

• We discuss why the “SEC is overrated” talk out of SEC media days is overrated.

• We discuss impressive players from Georgia, and why the college game needs more of guys like Chris Conley and Malcolm Mitchell.

• TCU was an overwhelming favorite in the Big 12 media picks. We talk why that shouldn’t be quite as clear cut, and not just because Baylor is our pick in the league.

• Then, an age-old question: Cow or pig?

• Finally, a new segment that requires your participation: Kids’ Sports Questions. In the first installment, we seriously answer an 11-year-old’s question about Canadian basketball.

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