NO. 15-RANKED GEORGIA VS. VANDERBILT KICKS OFF DAY AT NOON
Audibles with CBS Sports’ Lead College Football Analyst Gary Danielson
CBS Sports’ national college football coverage continues with a doubleheader on Saturday, Oct. 19 featuring *No. 7-ranked Texas A&M taking on No. 24-ranked Auburn (3:30 PM, ET). The doubleheader begins with *No. 15-ranked Georgia at Vanderbilt
(12:00 NOON, ET).
Play-by-play announcer Tim Brando along with analyst Aaron Taylor and reporter Allie LaForce handle the call for Georgia-Vanderbilt from Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Sellers Shy produces and Jim Cornell directs.
The CBS Television Network’s lead college football announce team of Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and reporter Tracy Wolfson call the action live from Kyle Field in College Station, Texas for Texas A&M-Auburn. Craig Silver, the Network’s coordinating producer of college football, produces and Steve Milton directs.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, provides coverage throughout the day on CBS Sports with host Adam Zucker, along with analysts Spencer Tillman and Brian Jones. Vin DeVito produces and Linda Malino directs. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
After CBS Sports’ live SEC game coverage each Saturday throughout the season, CBS SPORTS NETWORK takes over with SEC TONIGHT (7:00-8:00 PM, ET), providing a recap of all the news, scores and highlights from around the SEC.
In addition, CBS Sports will stream both games, as well as the entire 2013 SEC ON CBS football schedule live on CBSSports.com. The games are available exclusively on CBSSports.com, (CBSSports.com/SECLive) and on the CBS Sports mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
*AP Poll as of 10/13/13
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AUDIBLES with CBS Sports’ Lead College Football Analyst
(On Auburn’s Resurgence)
One of the pleasant surprises this year has been Auburn. As bad as they were last year, it looked like it might be a two-or-three year rebuild and that any SEC game, home or on the road, would be an extreme challenge. I thought they were going to be challenged with having enough talent on offense. Gus Malzahn deserves a lot of credit. He has hired very well on his staff. Defensive Coordinator Ellis Johnson is somebody who has a lot of experience in this league and was a great move. They captured their two key SEC wins, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. That’s how you build a program, from the bottom up. It has been one of the great stories this year in the league.
(On the Spread Offenses in this game)
These two spread offenses are completely different. Kevin Sumlin’s air-raid spread is predicated on the quarterback and the pass. Auburn’s spread is the other way around. They start from the inside out, running the ball between the tackles and producing long drives. They run this offense similar to when they had Cam Newton and went on to win the National Championship.
(On Johnny Manziel)
We’ve had the pleasure of covering Tim Tebow and now two years of covering Johnny Manziel. I’ve never been around college football with two players that have captivated the media, fan bases and opposing defensive coordinators like Tebow and Manziel. Two guys that when they touch the ball control everything around them on the field. There will be a big clamor for a Texas A&M–Alabama re-match if both teams go undefeated the rest of the season.
(On Gus Malzahn and Nick Marshall)
Gus has done a great job with Nick Marshall, who hasn’t played a lot of football in the SEC. He is a really fun coach to watch. He is extremely disciplined, just as disciplined as anything you’ll see from Nick Saban. He falls in the category as a “spread coach,” but he is extremely crafty and top of the food chain coach. What he learned to do in high school is take different players and fit them into his offense. That really comes in handy for him, and shows with Marshall, who he has made into a weapon.