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Fox Sports Bolstering College Football TV Coverage: Pregame Show Opposite ESPN's Gameday, and Hiring Clay Travis [UPDATE]

erin-andrews-watch-what-happens-live-1travis-picFox Sports quietly announced last month that it would be airing a two hour college football pregame show Saturdays this Fall at 10 am on Fox Sports 1. Yes, it’ll go head-to-head with the most popular pregame show in sports – sorry Sunday NFL shows – ESPN’s Gameday.

There’s a reason the press release didn’t mention who was going to be on the show – two sources tell me there will be a change from last year’s Fox Sports college football studio team of Erin Andrews (the host), Eddie George and Joey Harrington.

Two sources say Harrington will be replaced by Clay Travis, whose website, Outkick the Coverage, recently entered into a partnership with Fox Sports. Travis hosts a popular radio show in Nashville, Tennessee, and an NBC Sports radio show on Saturday mornings.

A Fox Sports spokesman had no comment. Travis didn’t reply to an email.

[UPDATE: I'm hearing Fox will announce another name on the show today - Mike Pereira, the former Vice President of Officiating who is prominent on NFL Sundays.]

It is unclear if that’ll be the only change on the show. A source says Fox Sports is looking to add another person to the set – a few coaches recently interviewed for a position – and the cast should be decided within the next two weeks.

The pregame team would then shift and handle the postgame show – which was often preempted by MLB last year – at 6:30 pm on Fox Sports.

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