ESPN's New College Football Live Show To Debut July 23rd

Thursday, July 19, 2007

I mentioned this new show before, but all of the details about the program and it's debut have been released. And while a lot of ESPN's ideas have been sketchy (at best) lately....this one might actually be a winner.

The show will air Monday through Friday at 3:30pm on ESPN. Rece Davis will be your host of the 30-minute show with Kirk Herbsteit and Lee Corso helping out for the first two shows. Others to be featured include: Chris Spielman, Bob Griese, Robert Smith, Desmond Howard, Jim Donnan, Lou Holtz, Ed Cunningham, and Joe Schad.

Starting with the debut, and going through the first 25, the main focus will be a debate each of their Top 25 Heismann Candidates. How they came up with 25 is beyond me, but the guest list for those shows is pretty impressive....

* Live interviews with Heisman Trophy candidate running backs, including Rutgers’ Ray Rice in-studio (Monday, July 23), and Boise State’s Ian Johnson (Tuesday, July 24) and Arkansas’ Darren McFadden (Friday, July 27) via satellite.

* Live interviews with top coaches, including LSU’s Les Miles (Monday, July 23), Ohio State’s Jim Tressel (Tuesday, July 24) and USC’s Pete Carroll (Thursday, July 26).

* Feature on Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and a look at why several of USC’s top players decided to return to the Trojans instead of entering the NFL Draft.

* Segments from a roundtable discussion on what it is like to coach at Notre Dame with current coach Charlie Weis, and former Notre Dame coaches Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz with Brent Musburger moderating. The 30-minute Notre Dame roundtable is scheduled to be aired Wednesday, Aug. 29 as part of a special College Football Live from 7 to 11 p.m.

* On-campus performances from 10 members of the Grambling State Tigers marching band (Monday, July 23) and USC Trojans marching band (Tuesday, July 24).
Actually I take that back...that's not "pretty"'s VERY impressive. The program also has some other interesting angles that will be discussed throughout the year....including, but not limited to....
* “Senior Thesis” will follow several top senior players through a personal video diary they document exclusively for College Football Live.

* “Sound Off” will feature home viewer-generated video on topics ranging from why their favorite team, campus or tailgating scene is the best to what players should win the Heisman Trophy. Fans can log onto for additional details on how to submit a video for the show.
Sorry for the length of this post, but I think this is all pretty interesting stuff and perhaps the best thing ESPN has put together in awhile. Can someone explain to me why they only spend this much energy and creativity on College Football though?

Oh and on those video submissions....someone get Kige Ramsey on the horn!!!

(Source: ESPN Press Release)

ESPN Begins to Promote College Football Live (Student Body Right)


The new definition of "interesting" is listening to 10 black nerds talk about being in the band. Can't wait!!!

GMoney said...
Jul 19, 2007, 3:36:00 PM  

Um yeah this would be great and all if my cable company actually carried ESPNU. The bigger question however is...Who the hell is that with the HUGE rack?

Jeremy said...
Jul 19, 2007, 4:24:00 PM  

J- It's not on's on regular ESPN. I shouldn't have used that logo, but it's all I could find.

The chica is rumored to be his sister, but I find that hard to believe.

Jul 19, 2007, 4:28:00 PM  

Ah well that's different then....Yay for ESPN and for lazy Saturdays. She looks like she could be his sister but he's got the "Yeah take the picture..enjoy it while I'm banging the snot out of this chick later" Face on.

Jeremy said...
Jul 19, 2007, 4:35:00 PM  

Not that I'm complaining, but I'm a little surprised Bob Davie isn't in the roundtable. You would think ESPN would want to push one of its main guys. Maybe this is good sense (Davie is terrible, or they don't want 2 ESPN guys on it) on ESPN's part. I'm surprised Gerry Faust wasn't available for it though.

Anonymous said...
Jul 19, 2007, 5:14:00 PM  

Tim Tebow is one motorboatin' son of a bitch.

Kyle said...
Jul 19, 2007, 5:14:00 PM  

I've said it six million times, ESPN's college football coverage is the only thing they do well.

Scrappled said...
Jul 19, 2007, 10:59:00 PM  

You put up that Tebow picture and call the GUEST LIST impressive? The guest list is, at best, the third most impressive thing about this post.

Anonymous said...
Jul 20, 2007, 10:07:00 AM  

Ha...I get jokes Hawkeye.

See you in Cali, Knickgrl!

Jul 20, 2007, 10:17:00 AM

ESPN "College Football Live" video posting site. "Sound Off." The site is live, but not being posted until tomorrow. Creative videos get air time!

Anonymous said...
Jul 22, 2007, 11:50:00 AM  

GMoney said...

The new definition of "interesting" is listening to 10 black nerds talk about being in the band. Can't wait!!!

Thank you Don Imus Jr!!!!!!!!!!!
Sit down and be silent!!!!

Anonymous said...
Jul 23, 2007, 10:03:00 AM  

I am wanting to see the pregame at the Rose Bowl. The USC band was putting on a grand performance but they were in the background while the three "footballing" announcers continued to go on and on and on displaying their vast knowledge of different teams and players and note ONCE did they even show one clip of the pregame performance. I really wanted them to nust SHUT UP!
By George

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 5:10:00 PM  

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