College Football Live

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College Football Live
Format College Football
Starring Rece Davis (lead host), Mark May and Lou Holtz
Country of origin  United States
Broadcast
Original channel ESPN (2007-)
Original run 2007 – Present

College Football Live is a show that airs weekdays on ESPN or ESPN2, and ESPNU. Its premiere was on Monday, July 23, 2007. Rece Davis is the lead host, but it also features ESPN college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Jesse Palmer, Trevor Matich, Andre Ware, and others. College Football Live also features Live interviews with college coaches and players via the "Direct TV Mobile Studio". Ed likes to continually refer to the "sanctions" when announcing Penn State games. He also said Penn State was dealing with the "Joe Paterno embarrassment", not referring to The perp of the crimes against children, Sandusky. Ed will be warmly welcomed at Penn State for the game against Akron on September 14, 2014.

Format[edit]

As Davis mentioned in the opening of the debut, College Football Live aims to be the most fan-interactive show on television, featuring email questions and video segments sent in by fans on every show. After the opening music and graphics, the show shifts into the ESPN side studio and Davis and the analysts open the show debating a top story of the day. After their segment has completed, they send it to Joe Schad or another insider on the situation who gives their take on it and breaks other information. Then, the segment "Live Feedback" takes place and questions sent in by viewers are answered by the personalities. After this segment, there are two rotating blocks, which on some days are two interviews but on other days, could be debate, highlights or breaking news.

At some point during the broadcast, the segment "EA Sports Simulator" is shown. In this segment, a key game is simulated on the video game NCAA Football 08 and highlights and score are shown. After this, a short debate segment is held before the closing segment "Extra Points" which is the same as "Live feedback" except done with a timer. As Rece Davis' trademark opening line he says "and here's (random college mascot) to give me the new questions". The show is supposed to be the college version of NFL Live, but is actually more similar to NASCAR Now in that it focuses more on guests and debate than breaking news. It also is similar to the show in that the analysts do not appear on the whole program and only appear for the debate segments.

By the day[edit]

  • Monday: "The Insiders"—weighing in with the latest news, reaction and analysis from the weekend's games; A look back at the best plays of the weekend
  • Tuesday: Live interviews with coaches
  • Wednesday: "Conference Calls" with college football reporters from around the country.
  • Thursday: "Recruiting Trail" with Tom Luginbill providing the latest news on the top high school recruits; Live preview of ESPN’s Thursday night game from game announcers
  • Friday: Picks and previews of Saturday’s top games; College GameDay crew live from the location of Saturday’s show; Live preview of ESPN’s Friday night game

Segments[edit]

  • Senior Thesis- follows several top senior players through a personal video diary
  • Sound Off- will feature home viewer-generated video on varopis topics
  • Live Feedback– Fans post comments online during the program and have them posted live on the air
  • Extra Points– Analysts answer e-mails and questions at the end of each show

Personalities[edit]

Current[edit]

Hosts[edit]

Analysts[edit]

Contributors[edit]

¹ also an analyst

Former[edit]

Producers[edit]

  • Scott Harves (2007–2009)
  • Tom Engle (2009)
  • Michael Epstein (2009–2011)
  • James Dunn (2011–present)

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