TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - ESPN College GameDay will broadcast live from the
University of Alabama this Saturday and will air their popular two-hour
program from the "Walk of Champions "plaza outside the north end zone at
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard will host
the weekly college football show from 9-11 a.m. (CDT) on the UA campus.
"It's certainly an honor for us to have GameDay come to the University
of Alabama," Coach Saban said earlier this week.
"It's special exposure for us. It's special to have those people come
and be a part of our program for a day, and we certainly want to have
nothing but the greatest hospitality, respect and admiration for what
they do so that they have a positive experience here, and I think that
goes without saying that our fans welcome them and create an atmosphere
that's special for everyone to see."
This will mark Alabama's 10th all-time appearance on ESPN College
GameDay and the first since the 2005 season. GameDay has broadcast live
from Alabama games against Auburn (1994), Tennessee (1995), at Auburn
(1995), at LSU (1996), Auburn (1996), UCLA (2001), Georgia (2002),
Oklahoma (2003) and LSU (2005). This will be GameDay's fifth trip to
ESPN College GameDay Radio will also broadcast live from Tuscaloosa on
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., with Scott Reiss, Todd McShay and
Trevor Mattich, plus many other guests and celebrities throughout the
day. The ESPN College GameDay Radio crew will be a part of Coca Cola
Kickoff on the Quad and will be located in the southeast corner.
The Alabama-Georgia game will be televised by ESPN with kickoff set for
6:47 p.m. (CDT) with Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge
(analyst) and Holly Rowe (sideline reporter).
ESPN Radio will air the Alabama-Georgia game live with Dave Barnett
(play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (analyst) and Joe Schad (sideline reporter)
calling the action from Tuscaloosa.