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Tessitore Joins Thursday Night Team; Brown Set for Friday Nights
College football booth teams have been determined for the 2015 season and are highlighted by new pairings for ESPN’s Thursday and Friday night games. Joe Tessitore, host of SEC network’s pregame show SEC Nation and new host of College Football Final Presented by AT&T – both on Saturday – will move into the Thursday night play-by-play slot previously held by Rece Davis who will take on hosting duties for College GameDay Built by The Home Depot. Tessitore will work alongside Jesse Palmer and David Pollack with sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung. In addition, second-year analyst Mack Brown will join Dave Flemming and Allison Williams for the Friday night game while retaining his Saturday ABC studio role.
Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit with reporter Heather Cox will return to call ABC’s Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo as will Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe for ESPN College Football Primetime presented by Hampton Hotels. Both teams will call a College Football Playoff National Semifinal on New Year’s Eve with Fowler, Herbstreit and Cox then calling the championship game on January 11, 2016.
A complete opening weekend schedule for ABC and ESPN networks will be announced soon.
ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ESPN Radio Game Announcer Pairings
Note: Additional commentators will contribute throughout the season.
|Saturday Night Football presented by Wells Fargo||Chris Fowler||Kirk Herbstreit||Heather Cox|
|ESPN College Football Primetime presented by Hampton Hotels||Brad Nessler||Todd Blackledge||Holly Rowe|
|ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC||Sean McDonough||Chris Spielman||Todd McShay|
|ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC||Mark Jones||Rod Gilmore||Quint Kessenich|
|ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC||Adam Amin||Kelly Stouffer||Olivia Harlan|
|ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC||Dave Pasch||Brian Griese||Tom Luginbill|
|ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC||Beth Mowins||Anthony Becht||Paul Carcaterra|
|ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC||Mike Patrick||Ed Cunningham||Jerry Punch|
|ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC||Bob Wischusen||Brock Huard||Shannon Spake|
|ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC||Dave Lamont||Ray Bentley|
|ESPNU||Anish Shroff||Ahmad Brooks|
|ESPNU||Allen Bestwick||Dan Hawkins|
|ESPNU||Clay Matvick||John Congemi|
|ESPNEWS||Eamon McAnaney||Rocky Boiman|
|ESPNEWS||Mike Couzens||Rene Ingoglia|
|ESPN Radio||Bill Rosinski||David Norrie||Joe Schad|
|ESPN College Football Primetime (Thursday)||Joe Tessitore||Jesse Palmer & David Pollack||Kaylee Hartung|
|ESPN or ESPN2 Friday||Dave Flemming||Mack Brown||Allison Williams|
|ESPN or ESPN2 Tuesday or Wednesday||Dave Lamont||Desmond Howard|
|ESPNU Thursday (HBCU)||Mark Neely||Jay Walker|
|ESPNU High School Friday||Jason Benetti||Craig Haubert|
|SEC Network||Brent Musburger||Jesse Palmer||Maria Taylor|
|SEC Network||Tom Hart||Andre Ware||Laura Rutledge|
|SEC Network||Dave Neal||Matt Stinchcomb||Kayce Smith|
ESPN The Magazine College Football Preview Issue
ESPN The Magazine’s college football preview issue – available on newsstands beginning Friday, Aug. 7 – will share stories by Brett Forrest on Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer and the renewed Michigan-Ohio State rivalry; David Fleming on the controversy of the Oklahoma Drill; Kevin Van Valkenburg on Christian Hackenberg’s pro potential; Max Olson on Baylor’s biggest and baddest Bears; and its panel of experts and Insiders on the ESPN Preseason Top 25.
College Football on ABC and ESPN Networks
The 2015 college football season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN Radio and ESPN Mobile TV will total more than 450 regular-and post-season games, concluding with the College Football Playoff. The schedule will include multiple games across the networks every Saturday and weekly ESPN and ESPNU Thursday night contests and telecasts every Friday.