2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game thread


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Apr 21, 2010
This one deserves its own thread.

The undefeated #1 Tigers of Louisiana State University (14-0, 8-0 SEC)
The undefeated #3 Tigers of Clemson University (14-0, 8-0 ACC)

8:15 p.m. ET

(EDIT - I posted last year's megacast info in my original post)
Main Broadcast on ESPN
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor, and Tom Rinaldi
Field Pass on ESPN2
Free-flowing commentary of the game, anchored by Adam Amin and Steve Levy, who will roam the sidelines of the Superdome. Multiple guests will join Amin and Levy throughout the telecast, including college football analysts Pat McAfee and Dan Orlovsky. Field Pass will once again be offered as an alternate pregame show, also on ESPN2.
Coaches Film Room on ESPNU
Follow every play of LSU-Clemson through the minds of those who live and breathe the game every day: Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, Boston College’s Jeff Hafley, Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason, and TCU’s Gary Patterson.
Command Center on ESPNEWS
Multi-angle presentation, which includes up to four different vantage points at any one time, with statistics and real-time drive charts supplementing the game action.
DataCenter on Goal Line
A catch-all viewing option, as ESPN’s main telecast will be surrounded by real-time stats, analytics, social media commentary and player information.
Hometown Radio on ACC Network and SEC Network
ACC Network has the Clemson Radio call and SEC Network has the LSU Radio call, as both networks pair the hometown audio with the ESPN main telecast. This MegaCast feed is presented in conjunction with Clemson Tigers Network powered by JMI Sports and LSU Sports Radio Network.
Clemson (ACC Network): Don Munson, Tim Bourret, Brad Scott, and Reggie Merriweather
LSU (SEC Network): Chris Blair, Doug Moreau and Gordy Rush
The Bachelor on ABC
This season features 28-year-old Peter Weber, a Delta Air Lines pilot from Westlake Village, CA
Sounds of the Game on ESPN Classic
Allows viewers to imagine themselves inside the Superdome, as the game presentation will feature all the natural audio from the stadium, including the band performances.
Refcast on ESPN App
A Bristol-based production where John Parry (former NFL referee), Matt Austin (former SEC referee), Judson Howard (Pac-12 replay official) and Dave Cutaia (former Pac-12 referee and conference supervisor) provide reaction and commentary from a referee’s perspective. An additional referee may be added to the presentation.
Skycast on ESPN App
The popular view from above the action and behind the offense on most plays. New this year, replays will be shown regularly throughout the presentation.
Similar to Field Pass, the Skycam viewing option will also be available in 4K on DIRECTV and Comcast thanks to Samsung QLED
All-22 on ESPN App
Watch the game the same way players and coaches study film, with a vantage point high above the field of play. The angle allows for the 22 players on the field to be seen at all times, providing the ability to distinguish how plays develop.
Techcast on ESPN App
An array of ESPN camera angles all on one screen, as viewers can enjoy as many as 12 angles of game play simultaneously
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Jul 22, 2005
That ABC bit cracked me up. Well played, and Geaux Tigers!


goalpost mover
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Oct 1, 2015
This has the makings of being one of the greatest games in college football history. Two incredible teams. Two great coaches. Two amazing quarterbacks. The undefeated juggernaut out of the SEC vs. the undefeated defending champs out of the ACC.

It really has everything you could hope for. I just hope it lives up to the hype.


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Aug 24, 2006
The Camel City
Tess, Boog, and Witt all back together again. Just what we all were hoping for.

Edit: and no coaches channel? That was often the best one they had.


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Apr 21, 2010
Tess, Boog, and Witt all back together again. Just what we all were hoping for.

Edit: and no coaches channel? That was often the best one they had.
My bad, I posted last year’s schedule. The Bachelor was accurate though. I’ve fixed the original post.


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Jul 19, 2005
deep inside Guido territory
Can't wait for this game. Could set up as one of the highest scoring bowl games of all-time.

I think Clemson wins. They're relishing being the underdog despite being the defending champs and on a 29 game win streak. Lot of pressure on LSU to win this in their backyard.


Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016
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Jul 16, 2005
Harrisburg, Pa.
LSU I have a feeling wins by 13 in a Gabe that’s never in doubt, so watch Clemson win in triple OT.


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Jul 15, 2005
Charleston, SC
Well played on the Bachelor bit @Domer . I laughed.

Living in Charleston and dealing with annoying bandwagon Clem fans, I'm LSU fan in this. I guess the big question is the Clem D up to the task against Burrow et al

Awesome Fossum

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Jul 20, 2005
Austin, TX
I'm watching the Coaches Film Room. Hafley early front runner for least interesting. "What will be the most important factor?" "Turnovers." Thanks, Jeff.


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Dec 11, 2006
These teams remind me a bit of the Chiefs with all the speed everywhere on offense and a QB that can move a bit. So dangerous.


Drive Carefully
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Apr 12, 2005
Umm, Trevor, you had four rushers on the right, and absolutely nobody on the left. If he turns and runs left, he might still be running.