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08.13.2009

CBS SPORTS PREVIEWS 2009 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON ON "EA SPORTS NCAA FOOTBALL PREVIEW SHOW" ON SATURDAY, AUG. 15

CBS Sports kicks off the college football season with the 2009 EA SPORTS NCAA FOOTBALL PREVIEW SHOW on Saturday, Aug. 15 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET). Tim Brando hosts with analysis from CBS Sports' lead college football analyst Gary Danielson, Spencer Tillman and Tony Barnhart.

 

            The one-hour program breaks down each of the top conferences, previews games to watch this season, looks at the Heisman front-runners and the trio of analysts give their 2009 national championship predictions.

 

CBS Sports begins its ninth year of national coverage of Southeastern Conference (SEC) football on Saturday, Sept. 19 (3:30-7:00 PM, ET), with Tennessee at Florida. Danielson will be joined in the booth by play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist, and reporter Tracy Wolfson on the sidelines. COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY (3:00 PM, ET), the Network's pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show with Brando and Tillman leads off the day each week.

  

The 2009 EA SPORTS NCAA PREVIEW SHOW was produced by Vin DeVito.

  

Harold Bryant is Vice President Production, CBS Sports

 

Below are excerpts from the show.

 

 

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EXCERPTS FROM CBS SPORTS EA NCAA FOOTBALL PREVIEW SHOW

  

Gary Danielson on LSU-Florida Match-up in National Championship Game: I have been a strong advocate for 10 years that you can't play in the (National) Championship unless you win the Championship of your conference.  Since they won't listen to me, I will stick it right back to them.  I am picking Florida-LSU in the Championship.  Four teams from the SEC are in the top 10.  I see Florida losing at LSU in that night game.  LSU losing to Alabama.  Florida will beat Alabama. No one goes undefeated.  Two left standing, LSU and Florida play for the (National) Championship.  I think every team will lose a game and I don't think they are going to put Boise State ahead of LSU."

 

Tony Barnhart on Punishing Florida State for Academic Fraud: First of all, let's be clear, Florida State should be punished.  This is academic fraud. It was sloppy and it's unforgivable.  But, vacating victories is not the way to go.  And I think the same way about the Alabama case.  In vacating victories, basically you are saying the games were never played.  It is not like forfeiting.  I don't agree with the concept.  Do scholarships, do TV, do fines, do any of that, but I agree with Bobby Bowden.  This is not fair, in my opinion.

 

Tim Brando on Charlie Weis:  If Notre Dame doesn't get at least nine wins, Charlie Weis will have to buy a ticket to see the Irish play in the Bronx next year.

 

Danielson on Notre Dame-Michigan Game: That game against Michigan early is going to start this whole rumor mill going.  Michigan-Notre Dame, for the losing coach, the rumors will start.

  

 

 

 

Contact:           Jen Sabatelle        212-975-4120         jsabatelle@cbs.com