As the 2013 college football season comes to a close, we’re already beginning to look at some aspects that will be different about the 2014 season.
Aside from next year being the first year with a playoff system, 2014 will also mark the debut of the SEC Network in August. We don’t know a lot about the content that the channel will provide just yet, but after today, we know a little bit more about one thing.
The SEC Network, partnered with ESPN, will air a traveling pregame show every Saturday morning from 9 am CT to 11 am CT, its own version of College GameDay, called SEC Nation.
We also know that the host of the show will be none other than everyone’s favorite upset ESPN broadcaster, Joe Tessitore.
In speaking about the show, Justin Connolly, an ESPN executive in charge of the SEC Network, made light of the fact that this show isn’t something to rival GameDay, rather it’s just to give more in-depth coverage of the Southeastern Conference:
“We’re going to try to serve a different set of fans,” Connolly said. “They want the SEC deeper. They want to hear about the pick on every SEC game. They want to see you pick up the brisket off the biggest smoker at tailgate and eat it. They want to see the pageantry, the pep bands. That’s how we’re going to attack this one.”