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Rece Davis to host GameDay

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BDC99, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Part of me thinks this is a huge mistake on ESPN's part.

    That said, Rece is pretty good. If I had to hazard a guess, that travel schedule last year (host Gameday, do the game that night) was probably a bear for Chris and Kirk. Hard to tell if Rece's contract was up, too.
  3. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, from the sound of it, ESPN didn't want to risk losing Davis, and Fowler doing tennis and the Sat night games put a wrench in things. To me, they're basically the same anchor. But it might take a bit of getting used to.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Wondering, too, if this is in response to criticism of Fowler's play-by-play.
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  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Davis wishes he could have done SSA.

    I'm old. So is Fowler.
  6. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Sporting News says he will remain on PBP for Saturday night games.
  7. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    And it doesn't look like we've seen anything close to the last PBP call by Fowler.

    Richard Deitsch: Chris Fowler to replace Brent Musburger on Saturday Night Football - College Football - SI.com

    Two years ago Fowler told Richard Deitsch that his future was in live events, not studio hosting like GameDay:
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Fowler isn't going anywhere. He signed a nine-year extension last year. He will still bore us with his vanilla PBP on tennis and Saturday night football, as well as a semifinal and college football title game. This was all about keeping Rece in-house. Plus, Fowler needs to work on his PBP and doing three hours of GameDay THEN doing the Saturday night game is just a bit too much. Still, this is a net loss for the viewer.
  9. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    AP says Fowler to remain on Saturday PBP, but Davis not doing Thursday games. Question is, will Herbstreit continue the Saturday grind? I would guess so.
  10. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I like the move. Davis isn't as good as Fowler, but he'll do a good job, and I like the idea of Fowler on the night game.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    GameDay was perfection with Fowler. Why mess it up. They should have never
    moved Musburger out. Herby has never had a problem doing Gameday and then traveling
    to do a game .
  12. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Fowler has always been a favorite of mine.
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