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ABC to have three new Saturday afternoon college football broadcast teams

Former Ohio State receiver Joey Galloway to be analyst on ESPN2 11 a.m. games
by Mel Bracht Published: August 6, 2012
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ESPN has announced its college football broadcaster assignments for the fall, including three new ABC Saturday afternoon teams.

Chris Spielman, an analyst on ESPN's 11 a.m. Saturday telecast, will pair up with Sean McDonough and reporter Quint Kessenich. Analyst Ed Cunningham will work with Mike Patrick and reporter Jeannine Edwards. Analyst Danny Kanell will team with Bob Wischusen and new reporter Maria Taylor.

ESPN's Thursday and Friday night games will also have familiar faces in new roles. Analyst David Pollack and reporter Samantha Steele will join returning announcer Rece Davis and analyst Jesse Palmer on Thursday night. Carter Blackburn will move from Saturday games to call the Friday series with returning analyst Rod Gilmore and new reporter Jemele Hill.

Joe Tessitore and Matt Millen will serve as the announcers for a new package of additional Saturday night games, primarily on ESPN.

Each of the ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU 11 a.m. Saturday telecasts will include new pairings. Brian Griese and reporter Jenn Brown will join returning commentator Dave Pasch on ESPN. New analyst Joey Galloway, a former Ohio State and NFL wide receiver, will call ESPN2's series with Beth Mowins. The new announce team of Tom Hart and analyst John Congemi will work the ESPNU telecasts.

ESPN2 and ESPNU Saturday night telecasts will include analysts in new roles. Former Washington quarterback Brock Huard will team with Mark Jones on ESPN2. Matt Stinchcomb will move to the ESPNU prime-time game with Clay Matvick and reporter Allison Williams.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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