We see three shifts come sailing in ….. but it won’t be a three-ring circus on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
No, not at all.
ESPN’s “College GameDay,” the Big Ten Network’s “Big Ten Tailgate,” and Fox’s pregame show (moving from its L.A. studio) will converge at one time or another in the hours leading up to Fox’s coverage of Penn State at Ohio State (12:30 p.m., Channel 11).
“We haven’t seen his many broadcast crews in one location since Brick Tamland killed a guy with a trident,” writes Alex Putterman for AwfulAnnouncing.com.
Google it. It’s a good analogy.
There could have been as much attention at ASU or at Washington this week had things had fallen into place, but ….
Here’s what we have instead:
== USC at Arizona State, Saturday at 7:45 p.m., ESPN (Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman)
== UCLA at Washington, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 (Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams)
= Stanford at Oregon State, Thursday at 6 p.m., ESPN (Dave Fleming, Brock Huard, Laura Rutldge)
= Cal at Colorado, Saturday at 11 a.m., Pac-12 Net (Ted Robinson, Chad Brown)
= Utah at Oregon, Saturday at 2:45 p.m., Pac-12 Net (J.B. Long, Yogi Roth)
= Washington State at Arizona, 6:30 p.m., Pac-12 Net (Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron)
THE BEST OF THE REST
= Florida State at Boston College, 5 p.m., ESPN (Adam Amin, Mack Brown)
= Tulane at Memphis, 5 p.m., CBSSN (John Sadak, Randy Cross)
= Tulsa at SMU, 6 p.m., ESPN2 (Dave Lamont, Dusty Dvoracek, Alex Corddry)
= Oklahoma State at West Virginia, 9 a.m., Channel 7 (Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)
= Wisconsin at Illinois, 9 a.m., ESPN (Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carceterra)
= Miami at North Carolina, 9 a.m., ESPN2 (Jason Benetti, Kelly Strouffer, Kris Budden)
= Texas at Baylor, 9 a.m., ESPNU (Mike Couzens, John Congemi)
= Arkansas at Mississippi, 9 a.m., SEC Network (David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb)
= Rutgers at Michigan, 9 a.m., Big Ten Net (Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen)
= Kansas State at Kansas, noon, FS1 (Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman)
= Air Force at Colorado State, noon, CBSSN (Rich Waltz, Aaron Murray)
= Penn State at Ohio State, 12:30 p.m., Channel 11 (Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt)
= North Carolina State at Notre Dame, 12:30 p.m., Channel 4 (Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie)
= Texas Christian at Iowa State, 12:30 p.m., ESPN2 (Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill)
= Michigan State at Northwestern, 12:30 p.m., ESPN (Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks)
= Florida vs. Georgia at Jacksonville, Fla., 12:30 p.m., Channel 2 (Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson)
= Indiana at Maryland, 12:30 p.m., Big Ten Net (Lisa Byington, J. Leman)
= Houston at South Florida, 12:45 p.m., ESPNU (Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia)
Mid day games:
= Minnesota at Iowa, 3:30 p.m., FS1 (Joe Davis, Brady Quinn)
= Missouri at UConn, 3:30 p.m., CBSSN (Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous)
= Mississippi State at Texas A&M, 4:15 p.m., ESPN (Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich)
= Tennessee at Kentucky, 4:30 p.m., SEC Network (Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers)
= New Mexico at Wyoming, 4:30 p.m., ESPNU (Roy Phyilpott, Tom Ramsey)
= Nebraska at Purdue, 4:30 p.m., Big Ten Net (Brandon Gaudin, Glen Mason)
Prime time games:
= Georgia Tech at Clemson, 5 p.m., Channel 7 (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor)
= Texas Tech at Oklahoma, 5 p.m., ESPN2 (Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay)
= Boise State at Utah State, 7 p.m., CBSSN (Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor)
= San Diego State at Hawaii, 8:15 p.m., ESPN2 (Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison)