ESPN producer: 'If there is college football there will be College GameDay' this fall
ESPN’s popular college football pregame show “College GameDay” likely won’t be hitting the road this season but the show will go on provided we have a college football season this fall.
That’s the latest from longtime “College GameDay” producer Lee Fitting, who recently discussed the fate of the show with Ralph Russo of AP Sports.
“If there is college football there will be ‘College GameDay.’ Period,” Fitting said.
However, not even Fitting knows if the show will look like this season as the decision to keep the show on the road or hold it in ESPN studios in Connecticut has been made.
“We’re still determining what ‘GameDay’ would look like this season and, frankly, it could be different every week what it looks like,” Fitting added. “It could be potentially on the sidelines of an early game. It could be on the concourse in a stadium. It could even still be on campus.”
One thing Fitting was able to answer, “College GameDay” will not feature hoards of fans as has become a hallmark of the program.
The current plan is for Lee Corso to continue his run on the show, the 2020 season would be Corso’s 33rd year with the show, but the coronavirus may make that tough to pull off this season.
“We’re not going to be put him, obviously, in harm’s way. Nor does he want that. And if that means we get to the point where there’s a camera at his house, that’s what we do,” Fitting said.
If nothing else, this is great news for college football junkies as “College GameDay” is how most of us start our Saturday mornings in the fall. Thankfully, ESPN plans on keeping that tradition alive and well during this strange year.