New Faces Set for ESPN College Football Studio Shows


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ESPN GameDay will include Rece Davis, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard & David Pollack

Host Rece Davis joining ESPN College GameDay built by The Home Depot sets in motion several changes to ESPN’s college football studio coverage this fall with new roles for hosts Adnan Virk and Chris Cotter, as well as analysts Joey Galloway, Danny Kanell and Mark May.

College football’s longest running and most celebrated pregame show College GameDay will see Davis take over full-time hosting duties from long-time host Chris Fowler when the crew takes to the road opening weekend on Saturday, Sept. 5. He will be joined by familiar faces in analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi and Gene Wojciechowski each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon ET on ESPN.

The ABC and ESPN studios will also see changes for 2015. John Saunders will continue to anchor Saturday’s ABC studio coverage, along with second-year analyst Mack Brown and 10-year ESPN analyst Mark May, who will make the switch from ESPN’s studio. ESPN’s new studio trio features host Adnan Virk with analysts Joey Galloway and Danny Kanell, who will handle pre-game, halftime and post-game reporting on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the season.

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will again team up to add to ESPN2’s Saturday studio coverage with new host Chris Cotter.

SEC Nation host and veteran play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore will return to Bristol, Conn., each Saturday night to host College Football Final Presented by AT&T following the conclusion of the day’s games.

ESPNU’s studio shows from Charlotte will be hosted by Matt Schick and Brendan Fitzgerald, along with analysts Charles Arbuckle and Kevin Carter.

College Football Live – the weekday studio show with analysis and discussion on the sport’s biggest news – will be hosted most days by Cotter, with a rotating roster of analysts live in studio. The 30-minute program will air each weekday during the regular season generally at 2 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2. On most Fridays, College Football Live will originate from the College GameDay site. An audio version of College Football Live will be available as an ESPN Podcast.

Championship Drive: Who’s In? – the Sunday studio show will review each weekend’s games and dive into the playoff debate each week in a 30-minute show format beginning October 4 at 1 p.m. Hosted by Virk, a rotating cast of analysts include Davis, Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Kanell, May and Smith.

College Football Playoff: Top 25 – ESPN’s exclusive reveal of the College Football Playoff weekly rankings as determined by the Selection Committee – will again feature Davis, along with analysts Herbstreit, Galloway, Kanell and Pollack, on Tuesdays beginning in October on ESPN (full schedule forthcoming).

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (Saturdays: 9 a.m. to noon on ESPN)

Rece Davis
Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard & David Pollack
Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi & Gene Wojciechowski

Pre-game, halftime and post-game (Saturdays on ABC)
John Saunders
Mack Brown & Mark May

Pre-game, halftime and post-game (Thursday, Friday & Saturdays on ESPN)
Adnan Virk
Joey Galloway & Danny Kanell

Pre-game, halftime and post-game (Saturdays on ESPN2)
Chris Cotter
Butch Davis & Robert Smith

College Football Final (Saturdays after games conclude)
Joe Tessitore

Pre-game, halftime and post-game (Saturdays on ESPNU)
Matt Schick & Brendan Fitzgerald
Kevin Carter & Charles Arbuckle

College Football Live (Daily: 2 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2)
Chris Cotter
Rotating analysts

Championship Drive: Who’s In? (Sundays: 1 p.m. on ESPN – beginning Oct. 4)
Adnan Virk
Butch Davis, Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Danny Kanell, Mark May, Robert Smith

College Football Playoff: Top 25 (Tuesdays – beginning Oct.)
Rece Davis
Kirk Herbstreit, Joey Galloway, Danny Kanell, David Pollack

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FB Update: New Faces Set for ESPN College Football Studio Shows
TigerNet News
That made my head spin.***
1983Grad®
Re: That made my head spin.***
allintiger1
Re: FB Update: New Faces Set for ESPN College Football Studio Shows
ChucktownTigertown®
Nope..... the former RB from tosu.....***
GSCtiger
Mack Brown Again...UGGHHHH ----
Xander5000
Mmmmmmm, Samantha.....***
PioneerG
who's gonna be the resident stooge since Lou retired?
scooter
Kannell is very good so i kind of doubt it.***
TigersAndCubs
Re: who's gonna be the resident stooge since Lou retired?
bootiehooker®
Isn't Kanell the one that always rails against
aerozeptallica®
that's exactly why they will set him up as the stooge
scooter
Ugh i though i heard that Mark May was gone. I like Kannell
TigersAndCubs
7-6 with an Ind. Bowl win is not "Good at what they do"
TigerNotAtGT
Go away...
imacutiger12
Re: FB Update: New Faces Set for ESPN College Football Studio Shows
OwRhAiNtGeE
So it will be a FSU and Ohio State Shows???
Country Gentleman®
So where is Chris Fowler now?***
CUTIGR69®
Reece Davis on GameDay... Don't Like It***
jba6ch®
Re: FB Update: New Faces Set for ESPN College Football Studio Shows
Sportsfan®
Re: FB Update: New Faces Set for ESPN College Football Studio Shows
Tigerluvr
couldn't stand fowler like the rest of
truetiger1998
Yay! No Matt Stinchcomb or Jesse Palmer. Two of the
Clemson81to85
One more time for the WORLD!
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