Lots more college football this weekend for your viewing enjoyment.
- ESPN’s top college football team, Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit, are split up this weekend. The Clemson-Syracuse matchup at the Carrier Dome, Saturday on ABC at 7:30, will be called by Sean McDonough and Herbie. Maybe the talented Sean will remind Herbstreit that this is a telecast not a classroom. No lecturing allowed.
- Fowler has been assigned the Pitt at Penn State game at 12n Saturday. He will work with Todd Blackledge, arguably the best analyst in the ESPN stable.
- An ESPN spokesperson, explained, “Sean McDonough, a Syracuse grad, is being honored this Friday by the university with the Arents Award. This is a one-time shift in assignments to insure that Sean could be at Syracuse to accept this prestigious honor in person.” The last time the Tigers played in Syracuse, the result was memorable. They were upset by the Orange.
- Caffeine infused Gus Johnson and partner Joel Klatt are in Bloomington to call Ohio State and Indiana, high noon, Saturday for the Foxies.
- CBS starts its SEC coverage in the 3:30 window. Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will preside for the Tiffany Network on Alabama at South Carolina.
- I note that Bobby Rosinski is doing play-by-play for the UMass at Charlotte game. His dad is Bill Rosinski, a longtime solid football announcer who called the NFL Panthers, Westwood One and recently ESPN Radio. Like father, like son.
Jake Baskin has a piece on smooth-voiced, boyish-faced Dave Flemming, a busy guy, who works football and basketball for ESPN, in addition to Giants baseball
Check Dave Flemming’s profile, just below the schedule:
NFL TV for tomorrow, click here: Fox runs NFL DH in Week # 2; Buck and Aikman call 2 games; CBS’ Nantz and Romo in Oakland
Friday, Sept. 13
North Carolina at Wake Forest | 6 p.m. | ESPN, ADAM AMIN, MATT HASSELBECK
Kansas at Boston College | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network, CHRIS COTTER, MARK HERZLICH
Washington State at Houston | 9:15 p.m. | ESPN, DAVE FLEMMING, LOUIS RIDDICK
Saturday, Sept. 14
Miami (OH) at Cincinnati | 12 p.m. | ESPNU, KEVIN BROWN, ANDRE WARE
Pitt at Penn State | 12 p.m. | ABC, CHRIS FOWLER, TODD BLACKLEDGE
Chattanooga at Tennessee | 12 p.m. | SEC Network, TAYLOR, ZARZOUR, MATT STINCHCOMB
Arkansas State at Georgia | 12 p.m. | ESPN2, ROY PHILPOTT, KELLY STOUFFER
Kansas State at Mississippi State | 12 p.m. | ESPN or ESPN2, BOB WISCHUSEN, DAN ORLOVSKY
Furman at Virginia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACC Network, WES DURHAM, RUDDY JONES
N.C. State at West Virginia | 12 p.m. | FS1, ERIC COLLINS, BEN LEBER
Eastern Michigan at Illinois | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network, MIKE MONACO, J, LEMAN
Ohio State at Indiana | 12 p.m. | FOX, GUS JOHNSON, JOEL KLATT
Maryland at Temple | 12 p.m. | CBSSN, RICH WALTZ, AARON MURRAY
The Citadel at Georgia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACC Network Extra, TOM WERME, JAMES BATED
Air Force at Colorado | 1 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, GUY HABERMAN, CHAD BROWN
Florida Atlantic at Ball State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+, JIM BARBAR, MARK HERMANN
Norfolk State at Coastal Carolina | 2 p.m. | ESPN3, JEFF McCARRAGHAR, NATE ROSS
New Mexico at Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | NBC, MIKE TIRICO, DOUG FLUTIE
Akron at Central Michigan | 3 p.m. | ESPN+, CHRIS VOSTERS, MARCUS RAY
East Carolina at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN, JOHN SADAK, RANDY CROSS
Memphis at South Alabama | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU, MIKE COREY, RENE INGOGLIA
Army at UTSA | 3:30 p.m. | NFL Network, RHETT LEWIS, MAX STARKS
Stanford at UCF | 3:30 p.m. | ABC or ESPN, MARK JONES,DUSTY DVORACEK
Southern California at BYU | 3:30 p.m. | ABC, DAVE PASCH, GREG McELROY
Georgia Southern at Minnesota | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, JOE BENINATI, STANLEY JACKSON
UNLV at Northwestern | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, LISA BYINGTON, JAMES LAURINAITIS
Alabama at South Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | CBS, BRAD NESSLER, GARY DANIELSON
Oklahoma State at Tulsa | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2, BETH MOWINS, ANTHONY BECHT
Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss | 4 p.m. | SEC Network, MIKE MORGAN, TOM RAMSEY
Colorado State at Arkansas | 4 p.m. | SEC Network, DAVE NEAL, DJ SCHOCKLEY
Iowa at Iowa State | 4 p.m. | FS1, BRIAN CUSTER, ROBERT SMITH
Louisville at Western Kentucky | 4 p.m. | Stadium, JOSH APPEL, JORDAN PALMER
Bethune-Cookman at Miami | 4 p.m. | ACC Network, BILL ROTH,JOHN CONGEMI
North Texas at California | 4:15 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, KATE SCOTT, LINCOLN KENNEDY
Idaho State at Utah | 4:15 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks, JB LONG, JEREMY BLOOM
Cal Poly at Oregon State | 4:15 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks, JIM WATSON, JORDAN KENT
Louisiana Tech at Bowling Green | 5 p.m. | ESPN+, MICHAEL REGHI, DUSTIN FOX
Idaho at Wyoming | 5 p.m. | ESPN3, DOUG SHERMAN, TYOKA JACKSON
UMass at Charlotte | 6 p.m. | ESPN+, BOBBY ROSINSKI, REGINALD WALKER, JR.
Southern Miss at Troy | 6 p.m. | ESPN+, MATT STEWART, WAYNE GANDY
Buffalo at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN+, MATT WARNER, JOE JAUCH
South Carolina State at South Florida | 6 p.m. | ESPN3, DREW FELLIOS, FORREST CONOLY
Ohio at Marshall | 6:30 p.m. | Facebook, NOAH COSLOV, IKE NDUKWE
New Hampshire at Florida International | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, A. J. RICKETTS , KENNY KELLY
Texas State at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, DAVID SALTZMAN, STAN LAWTER
Georgia State at Western Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN+, DANG GUTWOSKY , JEROD CHERRY
Murray State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, ROBERT LEE, JOHN GREGORY
Duke at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | Facebook, CHRIS HASSEL, A.J. HAWK
Kent State at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN2 , ANISH SHROFF, AHMAD BROOKS
Florida at Kentucky | 7 p.m. | ESPN, STEVE LEVY, BRIAN GRIESE, TODD McSHAY
Lamar at Texas A&M | 7 p.m. | ESPN2 or ESPNU, CLAY MATVICK, RYAN LEAF
Weber State at Nevada | 7 p.m. | ESPN3, TREY BENDER, AL GROH
TCU at Purdue | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network, KEVIN KUGLER, MATT MILLEN
Northwestern State at LSU | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network, TOM HART, JORDAN RODGERS
Southeast Missouri State at Missouri | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network, MARK NEELY, HUTSON MASON,
Florida State at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network, DAVE O’BRIEN, TIM HASSELBECK
Clemson at Syracuse | 7:30 p.m. | ABC, SEAN McDONOUGH, KIRK HERBSTREIT
Texas Southern at Louisiana | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3, DAN McDONALD, ERIC MOUTON
Hawaii at Washington | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, TED ROBINSON, YOGI ROTH
Missouri State at Tulane | 8 p.m. | ESPN3, JOEL MEYERS, JAY SONNHALTER
Northern Illinois at Nebraska | 8 p.m. | FS1, JUSTIN KUTCHER, PETROS PAPADAKIS, SHANE VEREEN
San Diego State at New Mexico State | 8 p.m., FSN Arizona, ADAM YOUNG, DANNY KNEE
Texas at Rice 8 p.m. | CBSSN, CARTER BLACKBURN, AARON TAYLOR
Oklahoma at UCLA | 8 p.m. | FOX, JOE DAVIS, BROCK HUARD
Portland State at Boise State | 10:15 p.m. | ESPN2, MIKE COUZENS, KIRK MORRISON
Texas Tech at Arizona | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN, JASON BENETTI, ROD GILMORE, QUINT KESSENICH
Montana at Oregon | 10:45 p.m. | Pac-12 Network, ROXY BERNSTEIN, ANTHONY HERRON
Dave Flemming is on the call for Friday night’s matchup on ESPN between Washington State and Houston alongside Louis Riddick. This is his seventh year calling college football for the Worldwide Leader and his return to College Football Friday Primetime, after three seasons working games on Thursdays.
Flemming rose quickly to the top, using the Pawtucket Red Sox’s proven pipeline to break into the Major Leagues. Flemming did his first game with San Francisco at the age of 26 in 2003. The following season, he joined Jon Miller on the Giants’ radio team full-time. He has remained on the Giants Radio Network ever since, witnessing historic moments, like Barry Bonds breaking Hank Aaron’s home run record, Matt Cain’s perfect game, and three SF World Series titles.
Dave returned to his alma mater, Stanford, in 2007, as the Radio Voice of Cardinal football and basketball, though he elected to leave that post in 2013 to cut back on his busy schedule. ESPN first brought him in to call college basketball in 2010, and he soon added college football and both MLB and college baseball to his national resume. His baseball work has included Monday Night Baseball, the Little League World Series and MLB playoff games on ESPN Radio.