ESPN's College Football Live Returns Next Week

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ooooh....just typing that headline just got me all excited. You know it's almost time for College Football Season when ESPN starts rolling out all of it's programming on the Sport. Hey, and lookie here....this time it's with 100% Brent Musburger! Well at least for the first two shows.....

ESPN’s College Football Live, a weekday afternoon studio show dedicated to college football which debuted last year, will return Monday, July 21, and will now be aired year-round. Brent Musburger will host the first two shows live from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

The 30-minute program will be aired each weekday at 3:30 p.m. ET with primary host Rece Davis and some of the most knowledgeable and experienced college football analysts. The show will examine every aspect of the game with highlights, analysis, breaking news, features, press conferences, interviews and more. ESPNU’s recruiting trail will also take a weekly look at the recruiting battles over top high school football players. In addition, the program will now be aired year round; last season’s show ceased production in January.
Year round? I approve! Also there's a whole set of great guests starting next week including but limited to: Jim Tressel, ABobby Petrino, Bobby Bowden, Les Miles, Rich Rodriguez, Pete Carroll, Phil Fulmer, Mark Richt, Tim Tebow, Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell, Pitt RB LeSean McCoy and Kansas QB Todd Reesing.

Not a bad list. The show kicks off as I said above with Musburger in the saddle along with Jesse Palmer and Todd Blackledge. Rece Davis will be your host on July 23rd and the show will feature the likes of Palmer, Blackledge, Mark May, Desmond Howard, Andre Ware, Bob Griese, Trevor Mattich, Rod Gilmore throughout the season.

(Via ESPN)

11 Comments:

If only they had a stable of people to have on the show. The lack of numbers for an ESPN program is staggering. Only TEN regulars for a half hour show? Wow. They must be in some funding woes.

Dan Levy said...
Jul 17, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

No Lou Holtz? Oh but he was so nice to Mark May....

steve said...
Jul 17, 2008, 5:13:00 PM  

I would hardly classify Phil Fulmer as a great guest.

GMoney said...
Jul 17, 2008, 5:19:00 PM  

Nice to see Desmond Howard still has a job at ESPN, despite what he said about the Herbstreit-Les Miles fiasco.

Jul 17, 2008, 6:00:00 PM  

It's never nice to hear Desmond Howard on TV.

steve said...
Jul 17, 2008, 6:14:00 PM  

I love college football, and it's my favorite sport. But even I could only make it through 2 weeks of CFL last year during the pre-season before I said, "Alright, I'll start watching once the season gets here." I think it's overkill that NFL Live is done year-round, and I think it's too much for CFL to go year-round as well. Starting in mid-July is fine, but I just don't think there's enough in the off-season to justify 5 days a week.

Tom said...
Jul 17, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

musburger should do the whole season

mike said...
Jul 17, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

@steve:

I was merely referencing this earlier story. Michigan fan or not (and I am), I agree: Desmond blows on TV.

@tom:

It's only overkill if ESPN can't work more Molly Qerim into the coverage (like they did earlier in the year).

Jul 17, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

I love college football and hate Brent Musberger. However, the love for CFL beats the hate for Musberger. I'll be glued to the tube all week. Yeah, the preseason stuff does get a bit redundant but I'll take it.

Zabka said...
Jul 18, 2008, 12:36:00 PM  

What's all this talk about the Canadian Football League?

Chris said...
Jul 18, 2008, 2:54:00 PM  

Will they be airing a repeat in the evenings, y'know, when most of us will actually be home to watch it?

Mark said...
Jul 18, 2008, 7:22:00 PM  

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