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Coach Jim McElwain Guest Analyst on Championship “SEC Nation” & “Finebaum Film Room”

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  • SEC Network live from Tampa for Alabama’s College Football Playoff Championship Game appearance
  • Four days of on-site coverage, including pre- and post-game coverage from SEC Network field set
  • Finebaum Film Room one of ESPN’s MegaCast viewing options for Clemson vs. Alabama matchup

SEC Network’s live on-site coverage of the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship Game Presented by AT&T begins Friday, Jan. 6 with SEC Now and includes The Paul Finebaum Show, SEC Nation and Finebaum Film Room originating in Tampa, Fla. over four days from five different sets.

The network will have a set at CFP media day and SEC Now will utilize a set in Curtis Hixon Park. On game day The Paul Finebaum Show is live from a CFP tailgating area with both the pre- and post-game shows originating from a SEC Network desk on Raymond James Stadium Field. The same tailgating spot will also be used for Sunday morning’s show.

Gainesville, FL - September 26, 2015 - Plaza of the Americas: Paul Finebaum and Coach Jim McElwain on the set of SEC Nation (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

Gainesville, FL – September 26, 2015 – Plaza of the Americas: Paul Finebaum and Coach Jim McElwain on the set of SEC Nation (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

Highlighting the programming plans is Florida’s head coach Jim McElwain joining SEC Network as a guest analyst on game day for the network’s pregame show SEC Nation and the MegaCast alternate view Finebaum Film Room. Monday’s show marks the sixth Finebaum Film Room in the network’s three-year history and the second time it’s been utilized as an additional view for the national championship game. Host Paul Finebaum and guest McElwain will be joined by two-time Super Bowl winning analyst Booger McFarland and BCS National Champion quarterback from Alabama Greg McElroy. Similar to previous Finebaum Film Rooms the show is highlighted with the inclusion of live reaction to the game from callers across the country and the analysts.

The full slate of ESPN MegaCast plans will be announced this week.

SEC Network’s extensive coverage of the Crimson Tide’s opportunity to clinch the first back-to-back championships in the CFP era includes the expert analysis and experience of three Southeastern Conference national champions: Tim Tebow (Florida, 2006, 2009), Marcus Spears (LSU, 2004) and McElroy (Alabama, 2010).

SEC Network College Football Playoff National Championship Programming:

Date Time (ET) Program
Fri, Jan 6 9 p.m. SEC Now
Maria Taylor, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Booger McFarland, Greg McElroy & Laura Rutledge
Sat, Jan 7 9 a.m. SEC Now: National Championship Media Day
Dari Nowkhah, Booger McFarland, Greg McElroy
  10:30 p.m. SEC Now
Maria Taylor, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum & Laura Rutledge
Sun, Jan. 8 9 a.m. SEC Now (Head Coach Press Conferences)
Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears, Greg McElroy
  6 p.m. SEC Now: CFP National Championship Special
Dari Nowkhah, Tim Tebow, Paul Finebaum, Booger McFarland, Greg McElroy & Laura Rutledge
Mon, Jan. 9 3 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show (CFP Tailgate Area)
  6 p.m. SEC Nation (from the field pre-game)
Maria Taylor, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Booger McFarland, Greg McElroy, Paul Finebaum, Jim McElwain & Laura Rutledge
  8:15 p.m. The Finebaum Film Room
Paul Finebaum, Jim McElwain, Booger McFarland, Greg McElroy
  midnight SEC Now (from the field post-game)
Maria Taylor, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum & Laura Rutledge

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