Night Games = Supply Run (Image: businessweek)
David Paschall of the Chattanooga Times Free Press interviewed Mike Aresco, CBS's senior vice president of programming. Among his other responsibilities, Aresco apparently decides what games will air each week on CBS as part of their SEC coverage.
Everything is still described as "speculative" at this point, but he points to ESPN having Alabama at Georgia as one of ESPN's priority picks.
A night home game against the Tide = Awesome TailgateThe article also lists the UT game as a possible evening kickoff on CBS due to their double header schedule. As Iron Chef Turducken just pointed out to me, Mike Adams would likely lobby for the UGA vs. UT game to be played at 3:30 pm in order to avoid back to back night games in Athens. Regardless, it's an option on the table.
Based on the article and our previous discussions with the schedule, our TV / kickoff time schedule could very well look like this (home games in bold):
- -- Georgia Southern - 1:00 PM (PPV)
-- Central Michigan - 12:30 pm (Raycom*)
-- at South Carolina - 3:30 pm (CBS) - Per article linked above
-- at Arizona State -- 8:00 pm (ABC)
-- Alabama - 7:45 pm (ESPN) - ESPN has priority pick
-- Tennessee - 3:30 (CBS) - Double header CBS weekend
-- Vanderbilt - 12:30 (RayCom)
-- at LSU - 3:30 (CBS) - Per article linked above
-- vs. UF - 3:30 (CBS) - Per article linked above
-- at UK - 12:30 (RayCom) - Best Guess
-- at Auburn - 3:30 (CBS) - Per article linked above
-- Georgia Tech - 3:30 (CBS) - Per article linked above
It's a great read.
(Ht - korndawg79)
*formerly known as LF Sports.