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College GameDay Built by The Home Depot Live from the ACC Championship; Alabama’s Nick Saban, Florida’s Dan Mullen, and NC State’s Dave Doeren Join the Show In Charlotte


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  • College GameDay Makes First Trip to ACC Championship and Charlotte, N.C.; The Queen City is the 82nd City to Host the Show

  • College Football Playoff Selection Committee Chairman Kirby Hocutt Interviewed

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will be live in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 2, ahead of the Dr Pepper ACC Championship and the complete slate of conference championship games on the final day of the sport’s regular season. The premier college football pregame show will originate from Romare Bearden Park in the proximity of Bank of America Stadium, the site of No. 7 Miami vs. No. 1 Clemson that night, which will be televised on ABC’s Saturday Night Football (8 p.m.). The Queen City becomes the 82nd city to host College GameDay.

Five-time National Championship and veteran Alabama head coach Nick Saban, newly named Florida head coach Dan Mullen, and North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren and will join the show in person. Also, College Football Playoff Selection Committee Chairman Kirby Hocutt will be interviewed live from the CFP headquarters in Grapevine, Texas, less than 24 hours before Selection Day.

The seven-time Emmy Award-winning show is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by analysts Lee CorsoKirk HerbstreitDesmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica,  Jen LadaTom RinaldiMaria Taylor and Gene Wojciechowski.

College GameDay Features

  • The Toughest Tiger: Clemson’s toughest and most beloved fan, David Saville, stands at just five foot, four inches, has had two heart procedures and was born with Down Syndrome.
  • Overcoming the Odds: UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin had a hand amputated when he was just four years old. That hasn’t stopped him from pursuing and achieving an outstanding football career.
  • Jarrett’s Journey: Quarterback Jarrett Stidham has gone from backup at Baylor to leading Auburn to the SEC Championship.

College GameDay and Coach Corso Facts

  • Coach and Clemson: Corso has picked Clemson five times, earning a 3-2 record. He has also picked against the Tigers 10 times, with the Tigers going 6-4 in those games.
  • Coach and Miami: Corso has picked Miami seven times, resulting in a 5-2 record. Also, the Hurricanes are 7-3 when Coach picks against Miami, as he did earlier this season when he picked Notre Dame to beat the Hurricanes.
  • Clemson and GameDay: Clemson has won seven of its last eight games when GameDay has been present, with its only loss being the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship.
  • Coach and Conference Championship Saturday: Corso is 6-5 in his previous 11 headgear picks on Conference Championship Saturday



Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner