Let’s do this dance once again, shall we? The 2017 College Football National Championship kicks off right around 8:15pm EST. (Maybe a little later than that if ESPN hasn’t run all of the required commercials.)
And, once again, ESPN is going all out for the national championship with their mega cast. The main broadcast is going to be on ESPN; ESPN2 will have the homer announcer feed where Tajh Boyd and Barrett Jones will return to serve as homer analysts for the game.
ESPN News will have what is possibly my favorite broadcast: the coaches’ film room. This year, Syracuse coach Dino Babers, WMU coach Pj Fleck, former Oregon coach Mark Helfirch, and others will be in studio to discuss the game as it unfolds. There will be limited commercial breaks, so the coaches will be able to go in-depth on the game.
On ESPNU there will be an ESPN Voices broadcast where athletes from other sports and different ESPN personalities will sit around and discuss the game. If they let everyone drink as they did during the inaugural edition, this could get interesting.
If you don’t want any announcers, head over to ESPN Classic and just get the Sounds of the Game.
All of these options will be available on WatchESPN. ESPN 3 will also have the radio feeds for both teams synced to the video. The Sky Cam will also be back for the football nerds. Basically, you can watch this game any way you want.