Monday, March 24, 2008
I don't know about you but I was ready for Football to come back around February 15th, so this idea doesn't really bother me. For some of you that welcomed the break from the game this might get under your skin a bit. ESPN is sending their College Football program Gameday to Florida's Spring Game on April 12th.
Oh but that's not all. They're adding a very special correspondent for the festivities...
For the first time, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will originate from the site of a college football spring game. The popular Saturday morning pre-game show will originate from Gainesville, Fla., for the University of Florida’s spring game Saturday, April 12. Florida is led by 2007 Heisman Trophy quarterback Tim Tebow.ESPN is also naming a late night College Football show "College Football Final" which will air late night leading up to the start of the Season. I'm of the more Football coverage the better, but this might get into National Signing Day territory if they take it too seriously.
The two-hour College GameDay will be aired from 11 a.m. ET to noon on ESPN2 and noon to 1 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN will televise the spring game following the show at 1 p.m. The show and game coverage will be hosted by Chris Fowler with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. ERIN ANDREWS will join them to report from the sidelines during the game. The two-hour game telecast will showcase the school’s final spring football intra-squad scrimmage, and will include interviews with coaches and players.