ESPN announced Tuesday that its popular College GameDay lead-in to football Saturdays will be expanded from two hours to three. That means a 6 a.m. start on the West Coast, which, come to think of it, is why they make DVRs. And the inaugural show, originating from the Clemson-Georgia game in Death Valley Aug. 31, will go four hours.
Pretty soon the show may be threatening Super Bowl Sunday preview length.
I checked with Keri Potts, senior PR director for ESPN’s college sports, and two things won’t change for West Coast viewers: The show will lead into ESPN’s regular 9 a.m. (Pacific) games, which are usually Big Ten offerings. And for those who, like me, won’t be rolling out of the rack at 6 a.m., the part of the show that includes Pac-12 topics will generally be in the latter half. That’s a good thing.