Daily College Football Live Returns with Special Themed Weeks
Themes Include Top Newcomers, Exclusive Unveiling of Players on EA Sports Covers, Herbstreit QB Tour, Shows on Florida and Notre Dame, and QB Roundtable Discussion
ESPN’s College Football Live — a weekday afternoon studio show dedicated to college football aired weekdays generally at 3:30 p.m. ET through the conclusion of the BCS National Championship Game (January 7 on ABC) – will feature the addition of special week-long themed topics to the daily analysis, news and interviews content leading to season kickoff.
The first week will feature four primetime episodes with three themed topics each day (Monday, April 20, to Thursday, April 23 – time and network for each day below): a discussion on top newcomers expected to replace key starters, the exclusive unveiling of the players featured on EA Sports’ four different NCAA Football 2010 packages (one player each on Playstation 2, PSP, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 games) and a projection on where last year’s top 20 BCS teams will finish this year.
Themes for upcoming weeks include (additional themes will be announced):
- April 27 – A focus on the defending BCS National Champion Florida, including conversations with quarterback Tim Tebow and head coach Urban Meyer, analysis of the team’s offense and defense and a feature on Tebow’s workout.
- May 4 – Kirk Herbstreit on the road to interview five of the top quarterbacks in 2009 – Tim Tebow (Florida), Sam Bradford (Oklahoma), Colt McCoy (Texas), Jevan Snead (Mississippi) and Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State).
- May 11 – A focus on Notre Dame, including a conversation with head coach Charlie Weis, a look at the offensive and defense and discussions of the 2009 schedule and quarterback Jimmy Clausen’s career to date.
- May 18 – A quarterback roundtable discussion with ESPN analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Jesse Palmer and Brock Huard.
- May 25 – A look back at the five best games of the 2008 season and the most anticipated games for 2009.
The schedule for April 20-23 (additional guests to be determined):
Monday, April 20 (7 p.m. on ESPN2)
- Host John Saunders, analyst Andre Ware and reporter Joe Schad with an interview with Georgia head coach Mark Richt
- SEC newcomers replacing Florida’s Percy Harvin, Alabama’s John Parker Wilson, Georgia’s Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno and the LSU defensive line
- Projected finishes of #16 BYU, #17 Oregon, #18 Michigan State, #19 Virginia Tech and #20 Pittsburgh
Tuesday, April 21 (8 p.m. on ESPN)
- Host Dari Nowkhah, analyst Ware and reporter Schad
- Big Ten newcomers replacing Ohio State’s Chris “Beanie” Wells, James Laurinaitis and the wide receivers, Iowa’s Shonn Greene and the Penn State wide receivers
- Projected finishes of #11 TCU, #12 Cincinnati, #13 Oklahoma State, #14 Georgia Tech and #15 Georgia
Wednesday, April 22 (7 p.m. on ESPN2)
- Host Nowkhah, analyst Ware and Schad
- Big 12 newcomers replacing Missouri’s Chase Daniel and Jeremy Maclin, Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree and Graham Harrell, the Texas running backs and the Oklahoma offensive line led by Phil Loadholt
- 2009 projected finishes of #6 Utah, #7 Texas Tech, #8 Penn State, #9 Boise State and #10 Ohio State
Thursday, April 23 (8 p.m. on ESPN)
- Host Kevin Negandhi, analyst Ware and reporter Schad with guests Chip Kelly (Oregon head coach) and two of the EA Sports NCAA Football 2010 cover players
- Pac-10 newcomers replacing USC’s linebackers and Mark Sanchez, the Oregon defense highlighted by Patrick Chung and Jairus Byrd and the challenges of new Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian
- 2009 projected finishes of #1 Oklahoma, #2 Florida, #3 Alabama, #4 Texas and #5 USC
The 30-minute program will be aired each weekday generally at 3:30 p.m. with primary host Rece Davis and several of the most knowledgeable and experienced college football analysts. The show will examine every aspect of the game with highlights, analysis, breaking news, features, press conferences, interviews and more. College Football Live will also feature in-depth interviews with some of the top coaches and players in the country, unique college football features and interactive fan polls and contests.
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