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Media notebook: Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Tim Brewster to team on FX games

by Mel Bracht Modified: July 27, 2011 at 5:15 pm •  Published: July 27, 2011

Former CBS announcer Gus Johnson will team with veteran analyst Charles Davis in the booth on the new FX college football Game of the Week, the Fox Sports Media Group announced Wednesday. Former Minnesota coach Tim Brewster will serve as sideline reporter.

The trio will make its debut with Tulsa's game at Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. It also will call one of Fox's two conference championship games (Pac-12 or Big Ten) and the Cotton Bowl.

The main Big 12 Conference announce team will include play-by-play announcer Joel Meyers and either Joel Klatt, a former Colorado quarterback, or Brian Baldinger as analyst and sideline reporter Jim Knox.

Bill Land also will call Big 12 and Conference USA games with analyst Dave Lapham and sideline reporter Emily Jones.

Ron Thulin, a Southern Nazarene University graduate, will call Conference USA games with analyst J.C. Pearson and sideline analyst Jeremy Bloom. Craig Bolerjack will call Pac 12 games with Klatt and sideline analyst Petros Papadakas.


OU quarterback Landry Jones, wide receiver Ryan Broyles and coach Bob Stoops will visit ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn., on Friday. Jones and Broyles will make numerous appearances on ESPN platforms, beginning with “SportsCenter” at 8:40 a.m. and “First Take” at 9:50 a.m. They also are scheduled to appear live on “SportsCenter” at 11:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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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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