SEC Nation reveals first location of the 2017 season
SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s version of College GameDay, will be headed to Arlington, Texas for the Florida vs. Michigan game, the SEC announced Thursday morning.
The first show of the season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. ET and runs until Noon. This year will be the first in which Laura Rutledge joins the show as the program’s host. She’ll be joining the show’s regulars Paul Finebaum, Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears on set.
Rutledge won’t be the only first timer on the program, as former LSU coach Les Miles is set to make his debut on SEC Nation during the broadcast. Lauren Sisler will also be making her first appearance during the broadcast. She will be taking over Rutledge’s former job serving as the show’s reporter.
Former Florida and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is also expected to make an appearance during the broadcast.
“Like all SEC fans, we’ve been counting the days until the return of football, and we have a show worthy of bridging the final few hours until kickoff,” said Tom McCollum, ESPN coordinating producer in a release. “We’re thrilled to be at one of the very best opening weekend games and excited to see Laura, Les, Lauren and our all-star set of analysts in action.”
The Florida and Michigan game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will air on ABC and Watch ESPN.