News and Notes with Mike Leach, who Debuts in the Booth
CBS College Sports Network broadcasts a tripleheader of games this Saturday, September 11, including a primetime match-up featuring North Carolina State at UCF at 7:30 PM, ET. Mike Leach makes his debut in the booth and teams with Roger Twibell to call the action.
This weekend, CBS College Sports Network kicks off its exclusive coverage of Army and Navy home football games. At 12:00 NOON, ET Hawaii takes on Army from Michie Stadium in West Point, NY. Dave Ryan pairs with Jason Sehorn for the broadcast. Immediately following, Georgia Southern battles Navy from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD at 3:30 PM, ET. Craig Bolerjack and analyst Randy Cross announce.
The Network’s coverage of NCAA Division II football continues tonight at 8:00 PM, ET as Arkansas Tech takes on Delta State from Horace McCool Stadium in Cleveland, Miss.
Saturday studio coverage includes INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE (7:00 –7:30 pm, ET), which brings fans the latest scores and highlights. Immediately following the NC State at UCF game, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXTRA (11:00 – 11:30 PM, ET) wraps up the day’s action with news and analysis. Adam Zucker and new studio anchor Molly Qerim host, along with analyst Brian Jones.
For more information, go to www.cbscollegesports.com.
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AUDIBLES with CBS COLLEGE SpORTS NETWORK Analyst Mike Leach
(ON KEYS TO NC State at UCF):
Both teams have a lot to prove. UCF has a chance to win Conference USA and make some noise, while NC State is looking to get over the hump in the ACC. A match-up to watch is whether UCF defensive end Bruce Miller can pressure and catch up with NC State quarterback Russell Wilson. I tend to focus on the offensive and defensive lines, which are the keys to all games and which goes understated. The linemen are the hardest guys to replace, not the skill guys. With their returning players, UCF looks to be stronger along the lines.
(ON Boise state):
Boise State has proven again what a great coaching job they do and that chemistry and familiarity can be more important than athleticism. Virginia Tech adjusted to the game well, but the maturity of Boise stood out. Ultimately, the significant factor in the national picture is how easy it is to get there, and because of their schedule, Boise’s going to stay in the national picture.
(ON BROADCASTING DEBUT):
It’s uncharted territory for me and I’m excited about it. I’ve found it’s a fine line between preparing well and clouding your mind. I’m on a great team and Roger Twibell is the perfect person to guide me through this. Now that I’m in this position, I watch games a bit different. Its shifted from X’s and O’s heavy, to when I’m watching a play, it’s about what is the analyst going to say, what will I say. I’ve been dress rehearsing that part of it.