We have two releases, both from the CBS family of networks, one from CBS discussing its SEC coverage and the other from CBS College Sports on the two games the network is carrying on Saturday. We’ll need a jump break. First, CBS and SEC analyst Gary Danielson go over Saturday afternoon’s game between Arkansas and Alabama.
“THE SEC ON CBS” FEATURES NO. 1-RANKED ALABAMA TAKING ON NO. 10-RANKED ARKANSAS ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 25AUDIBLES with CBS Sports’ Lead College Football Analyst Gary DanielsonCBS Sports’ coverage of SEC College Football continues on Saturday, Sept. 25 (3:30 PM, ET), with national coverage of *No. 1-ranked Alabama taking on *No. 10-ranked Arkansas.The CBS Television Network’s lead college football announce team of Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson call the action live from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark. Tracy Wolfson serves as lead reporter. Craig Silver, the Network’s coordinating producer of college football, produces and Steve Milton directs. CBS Sports’ broadcast of Alabama-Arkansas also will be broadcast in High Definition.COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, starts the day on CBS Sports (3:00 PM, ET) with host Tim Brando, along with analysts Spencer Tillman and Archie Manning. COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY will keep viewers updated on all the games throughout the afternoon with scores and highlights. Vin DeVito produces and Linda Malino directs. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.CBS College Sports Network’s SEC TAILGATE show on Saturday, Sept. 25 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET) is live from University of Arkansas’ campus prior to the game. This week’s show originates by the “Trough” at the north end of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Former Ole Miss running back Deuce McAllister joins SEC TAILGATE this season as analyst joining veteran SEC announcer and host Dave Baker along with Lauren Shehadi. Professional golfer and Razorbacks fan John Daly joins as special guest on this week’s show live in Fayetteville. Molly Qerim anchors coverage from New York with Brian Jones and Phillip Fulmer serving as analysts.After CBS Sports’ live SEC game coverage each Saturday throughout the season, CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK takes over with SEC TONIGHT (7:00-8:00 PM, ET), providing a recap of all the news, scores and highlights from around the SEC. Adam Zucker hosts along with analysts Fulmer and Jones. Stephan Van Engen produces.In addition, CBS Sports will stream its entire 2010 SEC ON CBS football schedule live on CBSSports.com. A total of 15 SEC contests will be streamed live and free of charge on CBSSports.com concluding with the SEC Championship Game featuring the Eastern and Western Division champions on Saturday, Dec. 4 (4:00 PM, ET). The games are available exclusively on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports Mobile and can also be accessed through a link on the websites of all CBS affiliates.*AP Poll as of 9/20/10AUDIBLES with CBS Sports’ Lead College Football Analyst Gary Danielson(On Arkansas-Alabama): The first part of this game really is the second part of last year’s game. Since that game last year Arkansas has really learned what it takes to play in the SEC. Their players and coaches were humiliated pretty good against Alabama last year. It’s one of the reasons Ryan Mallet came back this year. That game left a bad taste in his mouth. The whole team saw what was necessary to win at this level.(Petrino’s Team): Bobby Petrino really has his team now. Much like Nick (Saban), he has a vision of how he recruits people and how he builds his team to run the system that he wants to run. That system is the only system he can run to be successful for Bobby Petrino. Much like Nick, it took him a couple of years. Now looking at this team it really resembles the type of team he had at Louisville; big bodies, good quarterback and lots of receivers. They really have no glaring week spot on their offense so he makes you cover all his fast little receivers. It’s Nick who spent three years putting his defense together and his vision the way he likes to recruit and identify kids. And it’s the same thing with Bobby. He has gone and recruited kids that fit his image.(Ryan Mallet – Future NFL Star): Everyone knew what Ryan (Mallet) was before he went to Michigan. Ryan was one of those guys that went to Michigan because of the history of (Tom) Brady, Chad Henne and what was before him. He went there to be a pro quarterback. That didn’t work out for him. Now this is the culmination of what everyone knew about Ryan. He was a great player waiting for a great team to be built around him. He is going to be the next $40-50 million quarterback that the NFL is going to have to find a spot for. Someone will see him as the perfect guy. There is never a guarantee that someone is going to be a great quarterback, but he has no obvious weakness. The only thing that could hold him back would be if he loses focus and doesn’t put the effort into being a pro. If he puts the effort into it, he’s going to be very successful. He’s benefited from two things. He has the closest college offense to what he’ll be playing in the NFL and he is playing in the conference that most closely resembles the NFL in its style of play and level of athletes.(Saban’s Offense): It’s kind of ironic for the coach that believes that defense wins, because he is going to have to ride his offense for him to win this year. That is unfamiliar territory for Nick. He is out of that same mold of coaches that have done it before. Bill Belichick believed, and Nick is one of his disciples, that you always build a championship team around your defense. But when he (Belichick) got Brady and (Randy) Moss, he said, ‘When you’re that good, you just have to ride what you have.’ And they did it. For Nick it doesn’t mean he isn’t going to try to play good defense. But he has an offense that might carry him to another championship.
CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK OFFERS FULL SLATE OF FOOTBALL ACTION THIS WEEKENDTulane takes on Houston and Baylor battles Rice on Saturday, September 25CBS College Sports Network continues its college football coverage this Saturday, September 25, kicking off with Tulane at Houston at 3:30 PM, ET from John O’Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium in Houston, Texas. Roger Twibell teams with Mike Leach to call the action.At 8:00 PM, ET Baylor takes on Rice from Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. Dave Ryan pairs with Aaron Taylor for the broadcast. The Network concludes its live game action with a high school football game at 11:30 PM, ET featuring Bishop Gorman at De La Salle from Owen Owens Field in Concord, Calif.Saturday studio coverage includes INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE (3:00-3:30 PM, ET) and INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXTRA (2:00 – 2:30 AM, ET), providing fans with all the news, scores and highlights from around the country. Adam Zucker and Molly Qerim host, along with analysts Brian Jones and Phillip Fulmer.
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