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Herbstreit, Musburger to call title game

Fortunately for all fans of college football, NFL-centric FOX Sports, after covering the sport with the same level of enthusiasm normally reserved for prostate exams, has passed the BcS broadcast torch to ESPN.  Even more fortunate, we’ll get the very best the network has to offer when it comes to the broadcast booth for the biggest game of the season.

According to USA Today‘s Michael Hiestand, Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit will call the Jan. 10 national championship game from Glendale, which, thank the prophylactic gods, won’t be paved with Trojans this year.  As expected, Erin Andrews will be the sideline reporter for the title game.

Additionally, the trio will work the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl.

Here are the network’s assignments for the other three BcS games:

  • Sean McDonough and Matt Millen, Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl.  As an aside, how appropriate is it that Millen will be calling a game that will almost certainly include the Big East champion?  Match, meet made in heaven.
  • Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl.  I’m telling ya, these guys have me excited.  The thing I like about these guys is they just know football, these.  These guys, I’m telling ya, they may not be in the college game, but I think they — meaning these guys — will surprise ya.
  • Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge, Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl.  Solid crew, but here’s where I would renew my plea for ESPN to lease Gus Johnson for a few days.

Each BcS bowl game will be preceded by a four-hour — yes, four-hour — pregame show.

And, again, Matt Millen will likely be calling the BcS game involving the Big East.  I love the smell of irony in the morning…

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11 Responses to “Herbstreit, Musburger to call title game”
  1. blitz4848 says: Nov 12, 2010 10:24 AM

    After watching some of the Big Least game last night it begs the question,a Big Least team in a BCS bowl game,WHY?

    In the interest of preserving the quality of the BCS games the Big Least should “beg off” and announce they aren’t good enough and don’t belong! What an embarrassment this game will be. The Big Least does not have a single good team.

    When you list good teams, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio State, Mich St, LSU, Auburn, Bama, Arkansas, Okahoma, Nebraska, Ok St, Boise St, TCU, Oregon, Stanford etc…not even 1/2 of these teams will get in a BCS game. Who the heck wants to see a feable Big East team in one of the big games? The Big East is an embarrassment and if the ACC isn’t careful they could join them.
    The Big Least champ and the ACC champ will get killed unless they are fortunate to play each other
    which then would make it the Mediocre Bowl…..

    It’s time to revamp the who damn BCS process and then we will have really good matchups to look forward to and maybe this will lead to a playoff.

  2. Ben Kercheval says: Nov 12, 2010 11:22 AM

    The Big East is the best conference on college football*.

    *basketball

  3. blitz4848 says: Nov 12, 2010 11:38 AM

    @ Ben

    It appears they stopped playing football already in deference to BBK seasson starting…….

  4. edgy says: Nov 12, 2010 12:56 PM

    I wish the old Hoss was calling games because I really hate Musburger. I don’t mind Herbstreit but I really loved it when Jackson and Griese used to call the big games for ABC.

    Blitz, I see that you’ve made a momentary leap from the Dark Side. I see that you just as you came around to how I thought about TCU, you’ve finally come around to what I’ve been saying about the ACC and Big East.

  5. edgy says: Nov 12, 2010 1:00 PM

    I’m sure that some people are going to complain about Millen but my God, it’s nothing compared to having the MNF team doing college football.

  6. blitz4848 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:43 PM

    EdgyOff

    You are just too full of your own drool.
    Come around to your thinking? You make an awful lot of assumptions and then you lump people together based on Edgyology which consists of Blue droll & BS in a chemist bottle for you to slowly sip out of your drool cup.

    My judgements are based on actually watching teams as well as studying key stats since I have been known to make a bet now and then. I don’t judge teams by what conference they are in like you keep trying to imply. It’s how they play, who they play, strengths,weaknesses and tendencies.
    I have said since MID SEASON TCU can play with anybody. My opinion. Boise St is not as good,
    again MY opinion. All the teams have heard this Boise,Utah,TCu stuff all season and believe they will be ready for any of the non AQ teams—no excuses as no one will sneak up this yr.

    The ACC has NOT sunk as low as the Big Least,by the way I have called them the Big Least ALL season so it’s not just coming around as you like to stroke the ole Edgy.

  7. dkhhuey says: Nov 12, 2010 1:47 PM

    edgy and blitz – thanks for the entertainment you two provide!!! You really should be married and/or get a room.

  8. jgmotox201 says: Nov 12, 2010 3:08 PM

    Will someone in the NFL ……PLEASE give Matt Millen a front office job so we don’t have to suffer through his NCAA and NFL commentary anymore. PLEASE!!!!!

  9. edgy says: Nov 12, 2010 3:10 PM

    Funny, how you talk about watching them and yet, your statement looks as if last night was the first time that you’ve watched a Big East team all year. You certainly CAN’T be crapping on Boise State all year long if you’ve watched the ACC or the Big East instead of keeping your head involved in the SEC as much as you do. Seriously, how can anyone who professes to be stupid enough to bet on 18 and 19 year old kids even have the nerve to talk about how he watches football with some of the crap that you come up with? Hell, you talk about your betting but you can’t even keep your parlay bets straight when you try to tout them as proof that the almighty blitz is all knowing about CFB.

    Yes, you’ve said since MID-SEASON when you supposedly watched a TCU game or you watched a game that mentioned a TCU game or your nephew played against TCU on a computer game. I’ve been touting these teams since even before the season started and I’ve been saying crap about the ACC and the Big East back then as well. You finally have a Come-To-Jesus moment and you finally get it but why let the truth get in the way of your rant.

    BTW, if Virginia Tech’s luck runs out, the ACC will end up sending a team that has AT LEAST 3 losses and possibly 4 to the BCS because they have two tough road games left AND Florida State will probably end up with 4 losses before the ACC championship.

    The sad thing is that the ACC and Big East will get a automatic berths into the BCS while Boise State could get left out. There are going to be 7 slots that are filled and 3 at large. If 2 of the 3 remaining 1-loss Big-10 schools win out then the runner up will get a BCS berth. If Auburn and LSU win out then expect LSU to get the second at large berth. Then it comes down to whether a BCS bowl will take a 1-loss Stanford team or Boise State. In that case, it could be a toss up. Now, Boise’s nightmare scenario involves anyone but Auburn representing the SEC. At that point, TCU goes from the Rose Bowl to the NCG and either Auburn or LSU goes to the second at large bid and the Rose then makes a decision and goes for Stanford over Boise State. What helped Boise last year was the Big 12 and Pac-10 didn’t have a second team that had 1 loss or else they might have been left out last year.

  10. jamie54 says: Nov 12, 2010 6:15 PM

    Musberger is terrible. Don’t know what Herby did in his previous life to get stuck with him. BM continually gives references about who will be playing on Sundays, or how this player or that player is good enough to play on Sundays. Gives me the impression he longs for the days doing NFL on CBS. Sorry Brent, that bus is long gone, adios.

  11. joerevs300 says: Nov 12, 2010 10:43 PM

    I suppose to run with this argument…then the NFL should simply blow up the NFC West, seeing how an 8-8 or 7-9 team might make the playoffs, because it’s having a down year.

    The Big East lost a couple of their best teams to the ACC who poached them. Now tell me, what in the heck DID you expect was going to happen? WVU was a flash in the pan, Pitt is a perennial underachiever, and do you expect South Florida to ever outrecruit Miami, FSU or Florida? Really?

    When a PLAYOFF comes into the picture, it won’t matter.

    And well, everyone KNOWS the Big East is a joke. Which means it’ll be a gimme win for whoever matches up against them in the Fiesta Bowl.

    And it will be a nightmare for ESPN and/or the announcers/fans/Boise State/TCU/College football period.

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