Your College Football Announcing Schedule For Week Eight

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Man, we sure did get spoiled last weekend with that monster of an early game. Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M looks like the best option on FSN, but if you don't get that network than it's either Pammy and Ray on Purdue-Northwestern, or Pasch and Ware on GT-Clemson. The afternoon looks much better though and by the time we get to Musburger and Herbstreit on the Mizzou-Texas game, we'll probably have all forgotten about the terrible morning.

Here's the CFB Announcing schedule for Week 8 (and yes I know WVU isn't playing this weekend, but it was the only good pic I could find for the spot)....

Thursday, October 16th:

Florida State @ North Carolina State (ESPN, 7:30pm)- Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer, Craig James, Erin Andrews
8 Brigham Young @ 24 Texas Christian (Versus, 8pm)- Joe Beninati, Glenn Parker, Tim Neverett

Friday, October 17th:

Hawaii @ 16 Boise State (ESPN, 8pm)- Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore, Todd Harris

Saturday, October 18th:
Georgia Tech @ Clemson (ESPN, Noon)- Dave Pasch, Andre Ware
Purdue @ Northwestern (ESPN2, Noon)- Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Connecticut @ Rutgers (ESPNU, Noon)- Dave Armstrong, Larry Coker, Melissa Knowles
Wisconsin @ Iowa (BTN, Noon)- Mark Neely, Glen Mason, Chris Martin, Anthony Herron
5 Texas Tech @ Texas A&M (FSN, Noon)- Joel Meyers, Dave Lapham, Jim Knox
Memphis @ East Carolina (CSS, Noon)- Bob Neal, Chuck Oliver, Allison Williams
Syracuse @ South Florida (ESPN Plus, Noon)- Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich
Miami (OH) @ Bowling Green (ESPN Plus, Noon)- Michael Reghi, Doug Chapman
19 Wake Forest @ Maryland (Raycom, Noon)- Steve Martin, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Nebraska @ Iowa State (Versus, 12:30pm)- Ron Thulin, Glenn Parker, Lindsay Soto
23 Vanderbilt @ 9 Georgia (Raycom, 12:30pm)- Dave Neal, David Archer, Dave Baker
Colorado State @ 13 Utah (MTN, 2pm)- Tim Neverett, Blaine Fowler, Sammy Linebaugh
Mississippi @ 2 Alabama (CBS, 3:30pm)- Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
11 Ohio State @ 17 Michigan State (ABC/ESPN2, 3:30pm)- Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire, Stacey Dales
21 North Carolina @ Virginia (ABC/ESPN2, 3:30pm)- Terry Gannon, David Norrie
15 Kansas @ 6 Oklahoma (ABC, 3:30pm)- Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham, Jack Arute
4 USC @ Washington State (FSN, 3:30pm)- Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Jim Watson
Pittsburgh @ Navy (CBS College Sports, 3:30pm)- Tom Hart, Trev Alberts
Middle Tennessee @ Louisville (WHAS, 3:30pm)- Ari Wolfe, Doug James
Army @ Buffalo (Time Warner-NY, 3:30pm)- Howard Simon, Brian Koziol
Miami @ Duke (ESPNU, 3:45pm)- Doug Bell, Charles Arbuckle
Stanford @ UCLA (FSN Regional, 4pm)- Bill MacDonald, James Washington, Patrick O'Neal
Toledo @ Northern Illinois (CSN Chicago, 4pm)- Dave Kaplan, Bob Chmiel, Tom Dore
Utah State @ Nevada (KJZZ, 4pm)- Steve Brown, Mike Norseth, Alema Harrington
Michigan @ 3 Penn State (ESPN, 4:30pm)- Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Rob Stone
San Diego State @ New Mexico (MTN, 6pm)- James Bates, Todd Christensen, Toby Christensen
Oregon State @ Washington (Versus, 7pm)- Joe Beninati, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson
Arkansas @ Kentucky (ESPNU, 7pm)- Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
Kansas State @ Colorado (FSN Regional, 7pm)- Drew Goodman, Joel Klatt, Alanna Rizzo
Florida International @ Troy (ESPN Plus, 7pm)- Sam Smith, Doug Graber
Idaho @ Louisiana Tech (ESPN Plus, 7pm)- Trey Bender, Rene Nadeau
Mississippi State @ Tennessee (Vol Network, 7pm)- Randy Smith, Pat Ryan
12 Missouri @ 1 Texas (ABC, 8pm)- Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
14 Louisiana State @ South Carolina (ESPN, 8pm)- Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
18 Virginia Tech @ Boston College (ESPN2, 8pm)- Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Indiana @ Illinois (BTN, 8pm)- Wayne Larrivee, Charles Davis, Charissa Thompson
Texas El-Paso @ Tulsa (CBS College Sports, 8pm)- Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor
San Jose State @ New Mexico State (Aggie Vision, 8pm)- Jeff Seimbieda, Danny Knee
22 California @ Arizona (CSN+ Bay Area/FSN Arizona, 10pm)- Greg Papa, Mike Pawlawski, Kym McNicholas/Dave Sitton, Lincoln Kennedy, Sean Mooney
Air Force @ Nevada-Las Vegas (MTN, 10pm)- Rich Cellini, Jon Berger, Molly Sullivan


I just want to add a nice big FU to ESPN. They put UConn on ESPNU...again. No one in Connecticut gets ESPNU because Comcast doesn't even offer it. So I live in Hartford...I can watch USF/Syracuse (ugh) at noon on my local channel, but have to head to a bar to watch UConn. Not that I mind because I love beer but it's annoying as heck.

Anonymous said...
Oct 14, 2008, 2:50:00 PM  

Don't get down on the early games! If you can get Vandy-Georgia or BTN's Wisconsin-Iowa game you're in at least decent shape! If Comcast SportsNet is screwing you with New Hampshire and Northeastern... and you probably don't get Vandy-Georgia or BTN... um... Nebraska-Iowa State on Versus isn't... terrible? Maybe... you can sit through Wake-Maryland if you don't want to sit through Pasch and Ware and the Clemson Stinkos?

Morgan Wick said...
Oct 14, 2008, 3:20:00 PM  

oooo the announcing whore Joel Meyers in Aggieland this Saturday. Many aggie women will experience swooning from his prescence!!!

Anonymous said...
Oct 14, 2008, 3:50:00 PM  

Smart move by ESPN to put the King of Blowout Time Filler (Rob Stone) on the Michigan-Penn State game.

Oct 14, 2008, 3:57:00 PM  

Any reason why McDonough and Spiels have kind of abandoned their Friday night game in favor of the Terrible Team/Penn State game?

GMoney said...
Oct 14, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

@gmoney - probably because ESPN has an extra game with Michigan/Penn State...they don't usually have a 430 game and wanted a good announcing team there?

Anonymous said...
Oct 14, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

That cursing you from Bristol on their ABC affiliate not carrying their college football game at 3:30 PM.

JamesCraven said...
Oct 14, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

Oh goodie! I really wanted to see UNc/Virginia instead of Kansas/Oklahoma!

DIE reverse mirror of ESPN.

The Rabbi said...
Oct 14, 2008, 6:05:00 PM  

From the where are they now department, former 1980's WWF Announcer Sean Mooney is doing the Cal@ Arizona game.

Anonymous said...
Oct 14, 2008, 6:37:00 PM  

Quoth Bobby Heenan, "Mooney?"

JamesCraven said...
Oct 14, 2008, 7:05:00 PM  


Maybe if ESPN werent showing the Mich - Penn State there would be room for Kansas-OU. But that would mean ESPN doesnt have a pro Big Ten Bias.

Seriously Mich - Penn State is the best game for that time slot ? WTF ?

Anonymous said...
Oct 14, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

What are the odds next weeks Notre Dame Washington Game will have Davie in the booth?

Anonymous said...
Oct 14, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

@Anon 10:45: Since ND-Washington next week is the ESPN2 8pm game, I'd put the odds at 100%.

Oct 14, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

The ND-Washington game is supposed to be with a split national feed with Penn State-Ohio State at The horseshow...

JamesCraven said...
Oct 15, 2008, 12:15:00 AM  

Maybe I missed it, but has anyone ever said why Erin got demoted off the prime time game with Brent and Herbie?

Anonymous said...
Oct 15, 2008, 9:01:00 AM  

@jamescraven: PSU-OSU will be on the full ABC network per the ESPN website.

Anonymous said...
Oct 15, 2008, 10:21:00 AM  

Am I correct in that ESPN has only a limited contract with the Big 12? So, it's not bias; via their contract they can show games on ABC but can't on ESPN (other than the handful that are sub-licensed from FSN). Hence the reason some of us won't get the Oklahoma game this weekend. The same applied to the Pac 10, which is why their ABC games are never the alternate 3:30pm ET feed on ESPN.

Anonymous said...
Oct 15, 2008, 11:05:00 AM  

Just want to add a slight correction/addition to the list:

According to the MAC website, Jim Barbar and John Gregory are calling the Miami @ BG game, while Michael Reghi and Doug Chapman have the WMU @ CMU game (both air on ESPN Plus at Noon ET). Reghi and Chapman are also listed in CMU's game notes as calling that game.


Anonymous said...
Oct 15, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

Sean Mooney???!!! Wow!!! Put him with Johnathon Coachman and Bob Golic and you'd have Mr. McMahon's all-time favorite announce team. Add Jim Ross to the mix for some "Boomer Sooner."

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2008, 6:10:00 PM  

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