ESPN announces college football commentators, analysts for 2017
With just over 30 days before the first College Football Saturday, ESPN has announced a new combination of commentators for the 2017 season.
Headlining the list of changes are former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville and ex-Oklahoma defensive lineman Dusty Dvoracek. Tuberville will Mike Patrick and Paul Carcaterra in the booth this season. Dvoracek is moving into a role on Friday nights, joining Adam Amin and Molly McGrath.
In addition to those moves, ESPN is shaking things up on Thursday nights. The network will rotate analysts each week alongside play-by-play commentator Dave Flemming and sideline reporter Laure Rutledge.
ESPN also finalized the rest of its broadcast pairings for the upcoming season:
Game Commentators ABC Saturday Night Football Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor ESPN Saturday Night Primetime Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe ESPN or ABC Saturday Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay ESPN or ABC Saturday Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill ESPN or ABC Saturday Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams ESPN or ABC Saturday Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra ESPN or ABC Saturday Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich ESPN or ABC Saturday Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden ESPN or ABC Saturday Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman ESPN or ABC Saturday Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones ESPN Thursday Dave Flemming, Rotating Analyst, Laura Rutledge ESPN Friday Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath(plus Mack Brown on select extra Friday games) SEC Saturday Night Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic SEC Network Saturday Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware, Olivia Harlan SEC Network Saturday Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Dawn Davenport ESPNU Saturday Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison ESPNU Saturday Mike Couzens, John Congemi ESPNU Saturday Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey ESPNU/ESPNNEWS Sat. Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia ESPNU Thursday Eric Clemons, Jay Walker ESPN/ESPN2 Midweek Chris Cotter, Desmond Howard, Quint Kessenich ESPN/ESPN2 Midweek Kevin Negandhi, Tom Luginbill/Rocky Boiman Longhorn Network Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks ESPN Radio Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Ian Fitzsimmons ESPNU Friday – High School Football Kevin Brown, Craig Haubert
ESPN will have two games on Saturday, August 26 before the rest of the country begins the week of Sept 2: Portland State @ BYU and Rice vs Stanford.