FOX Officially Announces New College Football Pregame Show

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer walking onto the field for an Ohio State football game.MADISON, WI – OCTOBER 15: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks onto the field before the start of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)FOX has officially announced its plans for a new college football pregame show, aimed to compete with ESPN’s highly successful College GameDay.The show, which will feature former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, will include a number of notable 21st century college football stars.FOX Sports PR officially announced the news today.“This fall, college football’s biggest stars are on FOX,” they tweeted. “FOX Sports unveils the lineup for its new college football pregame show featuring Urban Meyer, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn and host Rob Stone.”This fall, college football’s biggest stars are on FOX 🌟FOX Sports unveils the lineup for its new college football pregame show featuring Urban Meyer, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn and host Rob Stone.📰: https://t.co/E5kjoEpGTZ pic.twitter.com/BfPlAHNdDT— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) March 11, 2019From the announcement:Today, FOX Sports announces plans for its new college football pregame show, featuring some of the biggest names to have played or coached the sport in the last 15 years. Host Rob Stone sits alongside a panel of analysts comprised of three-time national championship coach Urban Meyer, USC legends Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart and record-setting Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn. The one-hour show airs each Saturday during the college football season on the FOX broadcast network beginning Week 1. Today’s announcement was made by Mark Silverman, President, FOX Sports National Networks.“With a head coach that won three national titles in 10 years, two of the most successful college quarterbacks in recent memory and one of the sport’s most electric running backs, our new college football pregame show has the game covered from all angles,” Silverman said. “Not only will this all-star cast resonate with viewers because of their recent on-field accomplishments, but this group is going to have a lot of fun discussing the games each week.”Meyer and Bush are new additions to FOX Sports, while Quinn spent the last five seasons calling games for the network. Stone and Leinart have contributed to FOX Sports’ college football coverage since 2013.ESPN’s College GameDay is one of the most-successful live pregame shows in sports history, so FOX has some serious work to do in order to compete with it.However, FOX has acquired the television rights to some major games – including Ohio State-Michigan – and it’s possible this combination of names and game lead-ins could spark viewership.last_img