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One of the coolest things from the first week of college football media coverage came after all the games were done … including UCLA’s late Sunday thriller that could have put Gus Johnson’s voice out for the season.
Listening to USC’s Jake Olson make the tour of radio and TV show interviews and talk about something that maybe some missed on the tail end of the Pac-12 Network’s coverage of the USC-Western Michigan game on Saturday was put into context by the blind longsnapper. In talking to Rich Eisen, for example, Olson talked about how he “never saw my dad happier” than after the Saturday game when meeting him outside the locker room.
ESPN.com has also posted a “Day In The Life” piece on Olson worthy of the words and video devoted to it.
The Olson story could, and should, be incorporated into Fox’s coverage of USC-Stanford on Saturday (Channel 11, 5:30 p.m., with screamin’ Gus, who has shown his affection for referring to the Coliseum as “South Central” (because it gives him more street cred?) back in play paired with Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft).
On the other side of town, UCLA-Hawaii goes to the Pac-12 Network with Rams radio voice J.B. Long teamed with Yogi Roth and Jill Savage. There is listed a 2:01 p.m. kickoff — part of the Pac-12 Net’s commitment to getting games started and ended in a reasonable time no matter what TV parameters are in play. Also note some new nips and tucks that will keep the game moving.
(One other note: AwfulAnnouncing.com has links to the final calls made in the UCLA-Texas A&M game both both team’s local broadcasters.)
The best of the rest of the college football schedule this weekend (with games involving some Florida teams TBA because of Hurricane Irma):
= Oklahoma State at South Alabama (5 p.m., ESPN2, Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek)
= Ohio at Purdue (5 p.m., FS1, Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman)
= ESPN “College GameDay” (6-to-9 a.m.) makes its 16th visit to Ohio State prior to the Oklahoma-Ohio State game.
= Cincinnati at Michigan (9 a.m., Channel 7, Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard)
= Louisville at North Carolina (9 a.m., ESPN, Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy)
= Iowa at Iowa State (9 a.m., ESPN2, Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer)
= Florida Atlantic at Wisconsin (9 a.m., Big Ten Network, Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen)
= Texas State at Colorado (11 a.m, Pac-12 Network, Jim Watson, Jeremy Bloom)
= Pittsburgh at Penn State (12:30 p.m., Channel 7, Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge)
= Texas Christian at Arkansas (12:30 p.m., Channel 2, Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson)
= Fresno State at Alabama (12:30 p.m., ESPN2, Adam Amin, Anthony Becht)
= Tulane at Navy (12:30 p.m., CBSSN, John Sadak, Randy Cross)
= San Jose State at Texas (12:30 p.m., Longhorn Network, Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks)
= Nebraska at Oregon (1:30 p.m., Channel 11, Joe Davis, Brady Quinn)
= Weber State at Cal (2 p.m., Pac-12 Bay Area, Ted Robinson, Glenn Parker)
= Auburn at Clemson (4 p.m., ESPN, Steve Levy, Brian Griese)
= Oklahoma at Ohio State (4:30 p.m., Channel 7, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit)
= Georgia at Notre Dame (4:30 p.m., Channel 4, Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie)
= Chattanooga at LSU (4:30 p.m., SEC Network, Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen)
= Montana at Washington (5 p.m, Pac-12 Network, Guy Haberman, Chad Brown)
= Minnesota at Oregon State (7 p.m., FS1, Justin Kutcher, Petros Papadakis, Mark Helfrich)
= Utah at BYU (7:15 p.m., ESPN2, Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville)
= Boise State at Washington State (7:30 p.m., ESPN, Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore)
= Houston at Arizona (7:30 p.m., ESPNU, Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison)
= San Diego State at Arizona State (8 p.m., Pac-12 Network, Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron)