Your Week Five College Football Announcing Schedule

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Not sure for the reasoning behind it but there was some movement in the announcing teams for this week. Wischusen and Huard are now paired with Stoner on Friday night while McDonough and Spielman get moved to the Saturday night spot. I'm not sure if this was a typo on ESPN's part, or it was a case of just splitting up the trouble makers like teachers do.

Other than that, everyone else is pretty much in the same spot that they normally are for this Big Ten/SEC weekend. Here's the schedule....

Thursday, September 25th

Southern Methodist @ Tulane (CBS College Sports, 8pm)- Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor
1 USC @ Oregon State (ESPN, 9pm)- Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer, Craig James, Erin Andrews

Friday, September 26th

Connecticut @ Louisville (ESPN, 8pm)- Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Rob Stone

Saturday, September 27th

Michigan State @ Indiana (ESPN, Noon)- Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
North Carolina @ Miami (ESPN2, Noon)- Dave Pasch, Andre Ware
Northwestern @ Iowa (ESPN Classic, Noon)- Dave Lamont, Shaun King
Virginia @ Duke (ESPNU, Noon)- Dave Armstrong, Larry Coker
Minnesota @ 13 Ohio State (BTN, Noon)- Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Glen Mason, Charissa Thompson
Pittsburgh @ Syracuse (ESPN Plus, Noon)- Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich
Northern Illinois @ Eastern Michigan (ESPN Plus, Noon)- Michael Reghi, Doug Chapman
Kent State @ Ball State (ESPN Plus, Noon)- Jim Barber, Bob Conley
Maryland @ 19 Clemson (Raycom, Noon)- Steve Martin, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Army @ Texas A&M (Versus, 12:30pm)- Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson
Mississippi @ 4 Florida (Raycom, 12:30pm)- Dave Neal, David Archer, Dave Baker
Purdue @ Notre Dame (NBC, 3:30pm)- Tom Hammond, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan
Tennessee @ 16 Auburn (CBS, 3:30pm)- Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
8 Wisconsin @ Michigan (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire, Stacey Dales
Colorado v. Florida State (ABC/ESPN, 3:30pm)- Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore, Todd Harris
Arkansas @ 7 Texas (ABC, 3:30pm)- Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham, Jack Arute
24 Fresno State @ UCLA (ABC, 3:30pm)- Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Houston @ East Carolina (CBS College Sports, 3:30pm)- Tom Hart, Trev Alberts
Cincinnati @ Akron (FSN Regional, 3:30pm)- Jeff Phelps, Jim Hofher
Morgan State @ Rutgers (ESPN Plus, 3:30pm)- Bob Picozzi, Doug Graber
Marshall @ West Virginia (ESPN Plus, 3:30pm)- John Sanders, Rene Nadeau
Navy @ 15 Wake Forest (ESPNU, 3:45pm)- Doug Bell, Charles Arbuckle
Bowling Green @ Wyoming (MTN, 4pm)- Rich Cellini, Jon Berger, Anne Marie Anderson
North Texas @ Rice (KTXA, 5pm)- Doug Anderson, LaDarrin McLane, Dave Knobler
Colorado State @ California (CSN West, 6pm)- Greg Papa, Mike Pawlawski, Kym McNicholas
22 Oregon @ Washington State (OSN/FSH 6:15pm)- Joe Giansante, Anthony Newman/Rich Burk, Jason Gesser, Jen Mueller
23 Texas Christian @ 2 Oklahoma (FSN, 7pm)- Joel Meyers, Dave Lapham, Gary Reasons, Jim Knox
Western Kentucky @ Kentucky (Big Blue Sports PPV, 7pm)- Rob Bromley, Tim Couch, Drew Deener
Alabama-Birmingham @ South Carolina (SportSouth PPV, 7pm)- Mike Morgan, Brad Muller, George Rogers
Mississippi State @ 6 Louisiana State (ESPN2, 7:30pm)- Mark Jones, Bob Davie
14 South Florida @ North Carolina State (ESPNU, 7:30pm)- Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante, Melissa Knowles
10 Alabama @ 3 Georgia (ESPN, 7:45pm)- Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
21 Illinois @ 12 Penn State (ABC, 8pm)- Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
Virginia Tech @ Nebraska (ABC, 8pm)- Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Erin Andrews
Central Florida @ Texas El-Paso (CBS College Sports, 8pm)- Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor, Rocket Ismail
New Mexico @ New Mexico State (Aggie Vision, 8pm)- Jeff Seimbieda, Danny Knee
Idaho @ San Diego State (Idaho 2, 8pm)- Bob Akamian, Mike Lamb
Stanford @ Washington (FSN Regional, 10pm)- Kevin Calabro, Mack Strong, Nicole Zaloumis
Nevada @ Nevada-Las Vegas (MTN, 10pm)- James Bates, Todd Christensen, Molly Sullivan
San Jose State @ Hawaii (Oceanic, 11:59pm)- Jim Leahey, Russell Yamanoha


I only count 11. They need one more to round out the douchebag dozen...

foos said...
Sep 23, 2008, 2:19:00 PM  

I think (and I may be wrong) that move may have something to do with having to bring back the Arkansas/Texas game (and if you loved how Arkansas played against Alabama...) to the ABC Sched.

stephen said...
Sep 23, 2008, 2:34:00 PM  

Damn, Pam Ward's calling the Hoosiers.

Anonymous said...
Sep 23, 2008, 2:35:00 PM  

yup yup thats stephen thats what I'm thinking the had to add a team for the texas arkanasas game so that pulled a team of of the second 8pm game so they put McDonough and Spielman on that game cuz there better than Wischusen and Huard even tho I personally don't like McDonough he's a solid guy

W_Rabb said...
Sep 23, 2008, 2:48:00 PM  

...the reason that McDonough and Spielman are not doing the Friday game and doing Sat Night is because UConn is in on Friday again, they just did UConn/Baylor last Friday Night and did not want them doing the same team 2 weeks in a row, so they flipped them with Huard and Wischusen for this week.

Anonymous said...
Sep 23, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  

Good call....thanks for the intel.

Sep 23, 2008, 3:03:00 PM  

Couple of minor corrections: for Kent State-Ball State, the analyst with Jim Barber will be Bob Chmeil (at least, that's what Kent State's game notes say). For Cincinnati-Akron, the Akron release lists Jeff Phelps and Mike Pagel as the announcers.

Sandlapper Spike said...
Sep 23, 2008, 3:04:00 PM  

South Carolina played their first two games on Thursday night and Fowler, Palmer, and James called both.

Anonymous said...
Sep 23, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

Erin Andrews is the Saturday whore this year isn't she?

Started the year with Pasch and Ware (actually, has she done a game with them), has been the 2nd on the Saturday Night Football sidelines in big game situations, worked with Gannon and Norrie last week, and moves on now to SpielDonough.

stephen said...
Sep 23, 2008, 3:08:00 PM  

doing an SEC team back to back and one with Spurrier as the coach provides a little bit more to talk about over 2 weeks then the UConn Huskies do, agree? can you think of any other reason then?

Anonymous said...
Sep 23, 2008, 3:14:00 PM  

Also add in the fact that Wischussen works as Jets PxP man, so doing UCONN/Louisville (NO ERRANT WHISTLES THIS TIME?) works out better than Va Tech/Nebraska

stephen said...
Sep 23, 2008, 3:23:00 PM  

Freakin Rick "Doc" Walker...he thinks he's SO witty, calling the Terps "The Turtles" all game long.

Looks like I'll be dialing up Johnny Holiday on the radio and living with the tv/radio delay.

Dan said...
Sep 23, 2008, 4:23:00 PM  

Erin Andrews is the Saturday whore this year isn't she?

Thanks, Stephen. I can't get the image of EA in the yellow dress that made Rick Sutcliffe drool all over himself out of my mind.

What happened to Jeanine Edwards, who used to usually do the sidelines with Gannon & Norrie?

Sep 23, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

yeah, reghi!

northern illinois vs. eastern michigan is going to be a man-sized affair . . .

Roamless Hudson said...
Sep 23, 2008, 5:45:00 PM  

Why do they show games on ESPN Classic? With No HD I'd rather watch my Wildcats go 5-0 on the B10 network if that's the case.

Anonymous said...
Sep 23, 2008, 5:50:00 PM  

Like Spike said, that is Mike Pagel and not Jim Hofher on the Cincy-Akron game. Hofher is an Assistant Coach at Bowling Green.

Anonymous said...
Sep 23, 2008, 8:03:00 PM  

Worst. Cheerleader Picture. Ever.

jg said...
Sep 23, 2008, 9:26:00 PM  

Ugh. Vern Lundquist and Gary Danielson calling Tennessee-Auburn.

I wonder how long it took to extract their heads from Tim Tebow's ass after the Tennessee-Florida game.

Anonymous said...
Sep 23, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

Hopefully this week Mike Patrick can somehow re-live last year, as it was during the Georgia-Alabama game that he made his infamous Britney comment.

Anonymous said...
Sep 24, 2008, 3:40:00 PM  

Given ESPN's disdain for Big East football and the tremendously awful announcing pair of Ward-Bentley, I'm surprised they continue to get the Big Ten noon game.

But, hey, why am I complaining - I'd rather listen to the ESPN Plus hacks than Pammy anyway. Even if it means I can't provide the money quotes to AA.

Express44 said...
Sep 25, 2008, 8:33:00 AM  

Is there a reason ESPN keeps hiding this Lamont guy on Classic (NW-Iowa this week) while promoting non-talents like Jones, Ward, etc? He's easy to listen to, pays attention to the game, works in some good information and even handles the silly promotional stuff well. He never gets the benefit of regular analysts, but his broadcasts are crisp and don't get in the way of the action --- watch the '05 Louisville-West Virginia classic sometime. Maybe I'm old and crotchety like Dr. Z., but I really like announcers who don't try to have a schtick but who have done their homework.

Anonymous said...
Sep 25, 2008, 5:48:00 PM  

Fox analyst during Phills game on Saturday

"Coming here to Philadelphia everyone thought (Lidge) he would be so tight"

"But he's been so loose this year"

Anonymous said...
Sep 27, 2008, 6:25:00 PM  

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