ESPN is scrapping the Coaches Film Room segment for national title, and fans aren't happy about what's replacing it
ESPN’s MegaCast for the national championship game has changed, per a report from Sports Business Daily’s John Ourand.
Ourand reports that ESPN is adding a “Monday Night Film Room” to the MegaCast. The Monday Night Football broadcast trio of Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland and Jason Witten will be featured, along with NFL Draft guru Todd McShay. The broadcast can be seen on ESPNews during the national championship game.
For hardcore football fans, the Coaches Film Room was a staple on the MegaCast. Mack Brown, Herm Edwards, Paul Johnson, Steve Addazio, Mike Norvell, Gary Patterson, Dave Clawson, and others have been featured, and the coaches are usually very colorful on the MegaCast, especially Edwards.
Now, fans will have to either settle for the Monday Night Football broadcast crew, or watch another aspect of the MegaCast entirely.
When Ourand shared the news on social media, the replies from fans were quite telling:
Are you kidding me? Coaches film room was the best
— Coaching News (@Brainiac720) January 3, 2019
Disappointed to hear this. I really enjoyed the coaches film room.
— Mike Waters (@MikeWatersSYR) January 3, 2019
Great, take something no one likes and then give us more of it. pic.twitter.com/qRB5vdkSlY
— Wes Wilson (@weswilson4) January 3, 2019
What? The worst announcing crew in the NFL is replacing one of the coolest features about the CFP?
— underscore (@the_under_score) January 3, 2019
Who the hell makes these decisions at ESPN?
— Drew Anderson (@DrewEOA) January 3, 2019
— Robbie Jay (@Robbiejay84) January 3, 2019
Wow could really not think of a worse crew for this game
— Joseph F. Green III (@Theriouthly95) January 3, 2019
Awful decision. Coaches film room was insightful and entertaining.
— Matt Williamson (@willy4412) January 3, 2019