If you were wondering what Terry Bradshaw knows about Pac-12 football, Saturday morning will be your opportunity to find out.
The Fox Sports’ “Big Noon Kickoff” college football pregame show crew has been sidelined by COVID-19 protocol, thrusting the Fox NFL lineup of Pro Football Hall of Fame legends Bradshaw and Howie Long with host Charissa Thompson into the college role, Fox Sports announced. FS1 “Speak for Yourself” panelist Emmanuel Acho also will join the show at Fox Sports’ studio in Los Angeles.
The New York Post originally reported that “Big Noon Kickoff” is being shortened from two hours to one hour and had no indication of any coronavirus cases among the show’s usual crew, which includes former players Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn with former coach Urban Meyer and host Rob Stone.
This week, the show previews the delayed season debut of Pac-12 football with Arizona State at USC, where Bush and Leinart were Trojan players.
In a statement, Fox Sports said the decision was made “in accordance with CDC guidance, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health safety guidelines – and out of abundance of caution for our team.”
This might be the week for such a change, considering the biggest audience for this game is on the West Coast, where kickoff will be at 9 a.m. in Los Angeles with the pregame show starting at 8 a.m.
Maybe the Wimbledon broadcast crew should have worked “Breakfast at The Coliseum” on Saturday morning.