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Report: Kirk Herbstreit Played A Role In 1 Major Hiring

Kirk Herbstreit reportedly played a big factor in one college football program’s decision to find a new head coach. Herbstreit obliterated several college football programs this season during ESPN’s College GameDay. Miami was one of them. He blasted the program for a lack of organization from top to bottom. Believe it or not, the Hurricanes heard Herbstreit loud and clear.
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Rece Davis shares least favorite College GameDay location

ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis participated in a Reddit AMA over the weekend and left no stone unturned, answering questions ranging from his thoughts on College Football Playoff expansion, players faking injuries. Before departing, Davis was asked about his least favorite College GameDay destination during his years on the show.
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The Ringer

Kirk Herbstreit on the CFB Playoff and ‘GameDay’ Stories, the Celtics’ Long-term Problem, Plus a QB Stock Game Update

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Celtics’ prolonged struggles as he begins to ask himself the tough questions about Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (0:34). Then Ryen talks with Kirk Herbstreit of College GameDay about the upcoming College Football Playoff, Alabama vs. Cincinnati, Michigan vs. Georgia, GameDay stories, and his book Out of the Pocket: Football, Fatherhood, and College GameDay Saturdays (9:18). Then Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle convene for the Q3 update of the QB Stock Game (1:04:38), before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:13:17).
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Daily briefing, the ‘Holiday Book Guide’ edition

Three books for the college football fan on your list, and I will stipulate that the authors are press box friends and/or former colleagues. But trust me: The books are good. “We Want Bama: A Season of Hope and the Making of Nick Saban’s Ultimate Team,” by Joseph Goodman (Grand Central Publishing). This is not the typical fly-on-the-wall biography of a season, and thank God for it. “We Want Bama” is a rollicking, ribald, rum punch of history, sociology and microscopic study of the genus Tidus Crimsonus, written by an al.com columnist. It would be merely gut-busting funny if it weren’t devastatingly and occasionally horrifyingly true. What saves “We Want Bama” from being a hipster screed is that Goodman’s love of state, culture and college football shines on every page.
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Why Marcus Freeman chose Ohio State over Notre Dame during his recruitment

Marcus Freeman credits former Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel for much of his early development in the profession. Freeman, whom Notre Dame promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach this past week, mentioned during an appearance Monday on The Dan Patrick Show he has fond memories of the Buckeyes during his recruitment as a player. Back then, he chose Ohio State over Notre Dame. Freeman was a coveted defensive back wanted by several major programs, but he added that the decision was easy prior to his commitment.
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Nick Saban hilariously calls out College GameDay crew after only Lee Corso picked Alabama to win

Alabama Football coverage presented by — Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are the No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff field. Not many thought the Tide would be here as we prepare for postseason play. In fact, on Saturday morning, live from Atlanta, ESPN’s College GameDay crew almost unanimously picked Georgia to win the SEC Championship Game.
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Black Knights Prepare for America’s Game

WEST POINT, N.Y. – For the 122nd time, the Army Black Knights will face off with service academy rival Navy when the two teams meet at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. EST. America's Game, presented by USAA, will be broadcasted on...
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Rece Davis recounts craziest Lee Corso ‘College GameDay’ story

Rece Davis has been behind the “College GameDay” desk since 2015, taking over for Chris Fowler after the latter was elevated to ESPN’s lead college football play-by-play announcer. In that time, he’s had a number of memorable moments with the long-running show and its cast, including Desmond Howard, Kirk Herbstreit,...
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ESPN’s Rece Davis Reveals His Craziest Lee Corso Story

Since Rece Davis took over for Chris Fowler on ESPN’s “College GameDay” back in 2015, he’s gained numerous memories with his castmates. During a Saturday “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, Davis was asked about his craziest Lee Corso story. Davis didn’t disappoint. ”Penn State,” Davis replied. “I ask him...
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College GameDay runs incredible feature on Aidan Hutchinson's Michigan legacy

Michigan star defensive end Aidan Hutchinson is creating a legacy throughout his college football career. Hutchinson is on the verge of bringing No. 2 Michigan into the College Football Playoff for the first time in program history. He already helped his team win the B1G East title as the Wolverines prepare for the B1G Championship Game against No. 13 Iowa.
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