Saturday, July 26, 2014

CBS Has An Opportunity To Showcase Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts For The Notre Dame/Navy Game In Primetime

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Every two seasons (when Navy is the home team), Notre Dame and Navy play at a neutral site and is broadcast on CBS.

This season will feature a different twist as the two teams will play each other for the first time ever in its 87-game history in prime time on Saturday Nov. 1 from FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, which gives the Fighting Irish their third night game in the 2014 campaign.

It will give CBS its second prime time game of the season as the Nov. 8 contest between SEC West foes LSU and Alabama is expected to be the other telecast.

The showdown on Nov. 1 will cap off a rare tripleheader for the network as Air Force and Army will kick off things off at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Florida-Georgia game formerly known as the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" at 3:30 p.m.

This could be a great to showcase the NFL on CBS's newly promoted "B" team in Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts.

I know it sounds outside of the box, but think about it for a moment. Putting Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson in the booth is useless because they will call the SEC primetime game the following week and could do Florida/Georgia in the afternoon. Eagle has some experience in calling several Army/Navy games in the 2000's and Fouts was analyst on ABC's College Football telecasts from 1996-2007 and did some Mountain West games on the CBS Sports Network in 2008.

You could give them the week off from calling the NFL and have one of the other teams take its place.

Only time will tell if this move happens.

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