ESPN's College Football Announcing Schedule Week One

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I finally got a hold of ESPN's Week One Announcing Schedule for you and it's full of familiar faces and a few interesting surprises. A lot of the teams are the same from last year, including Ward-Bentley, Pasch-Ware, Franklin-Cunningham and Patrick-Blackledge. There are some significant changes though, and here's what I noticed....

- Everyone welcome Shaun King and ex-Washington Husky, Brock Huard to the mix!
- Huard is with Bob Wischusen Week One. It'll be interesting to see if Bob will be back on ABC games, or stick with ESPN2 contests.
- Jesse Palmer is with Fowler and James for Week One. Not sure if Doug Flutie was dropped yet or not.
- Good old Pam is back on the early Big Ten contest. Let's hope there aren't any technical difficulties this year.

If I missed anything let me know. Here's your schedule minus the ABC games, which will be filled in shortly....

College Gameday: Live from Atlanta, GA for the Alabama-Clemson game

Thursday 8/28

Vanderbilt @ Miami (OH) (ESPNU, 7:30pm) - Mike Gleason, John Congemi
North Carolina State @ South Carolina (ESPN, 8pm) - Chris Fowler, Craig James, Jesse Palmer
Oregon State @ Stanford (ESPN2, 9pm) - Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham

Friday 8/29

Temple @ Army (ESPN Classic, 7pm) - Eric Collins, Shaun King
Southern Methodist @ Rice (ESPN2, 8pm) - Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

Saturday 8/30

Virginia Tech v. East Carolina from Charlotte (ESPN, Noon) - Dave Pasch, Andre Ware
Syracuse @ Northwestern (ESPN2, Noon) - Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Bowling Green @ Pittsburgh (ESPNU, Noon) - Dave Armstrong, Larry Coker
Utah @ Michigan (ABC, 3:30pm)-
USC @ Virginia (ABC, 3:30pm)-
Delaware @ Maryland (ESPNU, 3:45pm) - Doug Bell, Charles Arbuckle
Appalachian State @ Louisiana State (ESPN, 5pm) - Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman
Mississippi State @ Louisiana Tech (ESPN2, 6:45pm) - Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard
Boston College v. Kent State from Cleveland (ESPNU, 7pm) - Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
Michigan State @ CAL (ABC, 8pm)-
Alabama v. Clemson from Atlanta (ABC, 8pm)-
Illinois v. Missouri from St. Louis (ESPN, 8:30pm) - Mark Jones, Bob Davie

Sunday 8/31

Kentucky @ Louisville (ESPN2, 3:30pm) - Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

Monday 9/1

Fresno State @ Rutgers (ESPN, 4pm) - Dave Pasch, Andre Ware
Tennessee @ UCLA (ESPN, 8pm) - Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 8:07 AM


I thought Jesse Palmer was more than capable and quite good on NFL games on Fox a couple of seasons ago, great addition for the Thursday night games.

Brad Nessler for Alabama vs. Clemson in Atlanta (his hometown), n'est pas?

Doneycat said...
Aug 13, 2008, 9:31:00 AM  

We don't have the 4 ABC crews listed but based on last year:

1. Nessler-Magurie-Griese
2. Musburger-Herbstreit
3. Franklin-Cunningham
4. Gannon-Norrie

Unfortunately for Brad with Gameday in Atlanta, and it being a night game, it will probably go to Brent and he will have to travel to one of the 3:30pm games.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 10:25:00 AM  

I can't wait to get Mike Gleason's autograph in Oxford.

//ending sarcasm now

GMoney said...
Aug 13, 2008, 10:55:00 AM  

>>>Good old Pam is back on the early Big Ten contest.<<<


i still think one reason teh big ten developed its own network was an attempt to prevent pam ward from ruining the broadcast of its games.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 11:00:00 AM  

Aside from maybe Wayne Larrivee, I don't think the BTN announcers are great shakes themselves (Tom Hamilton on basketball?). I can't wait until Friday when Comcast grants its customers the one year of the BTN before it gets moved to a sports tier.

Aug 13, 2008, 2:51:00 PM  

Just guessing, but I think it will probably be
Utah @ Michigan - Gannon/Norrie
USC @ Virginia - Nessler/Griese/Walrus
Michigan St @ Cal - Patrick/Blackledge or Franklin/Cunningham
Alabama v Clemson - Turdburger/Herbstreit

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 6:02:00 PM  

ABC got rid of Dan Fouts, didn't they? If not, he will probably do the MSU/Cal game.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 6:04:00 PM  
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Aug 13, 2008, 9:20:00 PM  

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