ESPN To Send Gameday To Spring Football Game

Monday, March 24, 2008


I don't know about you but I was ready for Football to come back around February 15th, so this idea doesn't really bother me. For some of you that welcomed the break from the game this might get under your skin a bit. ESPN is sending their College Football program Gameday to Florida's Spring Game on April 12th.

Oh but that's not all. They're adding a very special correspondent for the festivities...

For the first time, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will originate from the site of a college football spring game. The popular Saturday morning pre-game show will originate from Gainesville, Fla., for the University of Florida’s spring game Saturday, April 12. Florida is led by 2007 Heisman Trophy quarterback Tim Tebow.

The two-hour College GameDay will be aired from 11 a.m. ET to noon on ESPN2 and noon to 1 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN will televise the spring game following the show at 1 p.m. The show and game coverage will be hosted by Chris Fowler with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. ERIN ANDREWS will join them to report from the sidelines during the game. The two-hour game telecast will showcase the school’s final spring football intra-squad scrimmage, and will include interviews with coaches and players.
ESPN is also naming a late night College Football show "College Football Final" which will air late night leading up to the start of the Season. I'm of the more Football coverage the better, but this might get into National Signing Day territory if they take it too seriously.

(ESPN PR)

16 Comments:

Personally, I think that if they were doing this, they'd go to the home of THIS YEAR's national champions. But that's okay. At least it's not USC, Notre Dame, or Michigan.

J.J. said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

Spring Football Game >>>>> Whatever team is "On The Clock"

I think the whole weekend it was the Chargers. Whose to say that Les Miles "respectfully" declined after the whole Herbstreit flak, especially if Kirk is gonna be there.

Mar 24, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

umm yeah wow lets show 2 hours of 3 string jobbers struggle to hit tebow lame DUDE Flordia didn't even win there bowl game but hell espn and CBS's garry danielson love to suck off tebow

Anonymous said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

If ESPN shows that student who's supposed to race the five fastest Gators for a scholarship, I might watch. I stress might.

Mar 24, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

"ESPN is also naming a late night College Football show "College Football Final" which will air late night leading up to the start of the Season. I'm of the more Football coverage the better, but this might get into National Signing Day territory if they take it too seriously."

Don't worry. It's already there.

Rupert said...
Mar 24, 2008, 4:41:00 PM  

I hope that the Gameday broadcast does another story suggesting that it was okay for Rich Rodriguez to leave for Michigan. I think that there still aren't a few billion people who aren't convinced. Maybe he needs to cry some more.

J.J. said...
Mar 24, 2008, 5:14:00 PM  

Leave it to ESPN to try and kill one of the only things that they get right.

GMoney said...
Mar 24, 2008, 5:48:00 PM  

I agree with you, AA; I was ready for football to come back in February. I'll be looking forward to ESPNs coverage of the game. Even though it's not REAL football, it's something close. I'll be going to UCLAs spring game on the 26th, so this should be a good warm-up.

SportsFanatic said...
Mar 24, 2008, 6:11:00 PM  

Good. Its espn's only show that is professionally done and isnt full of nonsense and fake laughing.

Mar 24, 2008, 6:33:00 PM  

Off topic, but are we gonna get an official update on the bracket standings? I know I'm strug-gga-ling.

Anonymous said...
Mar 24, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

Lee Corso better hurry up and get his Spring Merkin!

Anonymous said...
Mar 25, 2008, 7:26:00 AM  

I'm going to a Michigan indoor practice this weekend. If I see any pregnant cheerleaders, I'll let you know...

But football doesn't quite start til NFL camp for me. The draft is a momentary diversion.

hollywood wags said...
Mar 25, 2008, 9:02:00 AM  

Florida finished tied for 5th in the SEC last year.

Certainly worthy of this honor.

Anonymous said...
Mar 25, 2008, 12:33:00 PM  

Where Florida finished in the standings last year has nothing to do with the fact that it will be 85 degrees and sunny and ESPN is simply hitching a ride with the snowbirds who want to get to Florida as much as everyone else north of the Mason-Dixon line. Simply coincidence there's a spring game that weekend ESPN can cover.

Verdigo said...
Mar 25, 2008, 1:51:00 PM  

I know football is in a league of its own in terms of popularity, but the next football game that counts is in 5 months. NCA tournament, NBA & NHL finishing up, MLB starting - cover those more.

Wiuth all the sports going on NOW, I don't need 5 minutes about the Seattle Seahawks draft needs, or some practice game in Florida.

Anonymous said...
Mar 25, 2008, 6:21:00 PM  

Florida will be super hot this year. Meyer has said many times that he will have the fastest team in the nation and if this team isn't it, then they can't be too far off. With nearly all the talent returning and a defense that seems to have turned the corner, this team oooozes with confidence and potential. All areas that lacked luster last year have new coaches and the talent has been added to the position. With Tebow at the helm and two back up QB's that would start anywhere (Cam Newton, John Brantley) the sky is the limit for this team!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 7:23:00 PM  

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