Live from the NFL Draft: College GameDay Built by The Home Depot to Include College Head Coaches on Set, Sit-Down Interviews with Top Quarterbacks

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Live from the NFL Draft: College GameDay Built by The Home Depot to Include College Head Coaches on Set, Sit-Down Interviews with Top Quarterbacks

  • Craig Bohl, James Franklin, Clay Helton, Lincoln Riley, Nick Saban, and Kirby Smart Join the Show Live from AT&T Stadium
  • Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Rosen Sit-Down Together with Tom Rinaldi
  • The NFL Draft First Round Airs on ESPN and ESPN2 for the First Time

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot’s inaugural telecast from the NFL Draft (today, 5 p.m. ET) will include in-person appearances from some of college football’s most prominent head coaches, as well as a sit-down interview with all four the quarterbacks attending the festivities at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

College GameDay regulars will be there – Rece Davis hosting with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack and reporters Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi.  Booger McFarland and Joey Galloway also part of the program. Galloway, Howard, McFarland and Pollack are all former first round NFL picks.

Current college head coaches Craig Bohl (Wyoming), James Franklin (Penn State), Clay Helton (USC), Lincoln Riley (Oklahoma), Nick Saban (Alabama), and Kirby Smart (Georgia) will join the set during the two-hour special, with Bohl, Helton and Riley appearing together.

Quarterbacks Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen will all sit-down together with Tom Rinaldi, as they reflect on their journeys leading up to tonight

College GameDay Part of ESPN’s Extensive Draft Programming; ESPN and ESPN2 Both Televise the First Round
College GameDay is part of ESPN’s extensive coverage leading into the first round of the NFL Draft, which will be televised for the first time on ESPN and ESPN2 (tonight, 8 p.m.).

Herbstreit will join Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper Jr, Louis Riddick on ESPN’s main set, while Davis, Galloway, Howard, McFarland and Pollack will anchor College Football Primetime at The NFL Draft — a college-centric focused NFL Draft show. Todd McShay, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter will be utilized on both telecasts. Suzy Kolber will also be on ESPN and Taylor and Rinaldi on ESPN2. Multiple college head coaches will also join College Football Primetime at The NFL program throughout the night.

ESPN Programming Originating from the NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas

Date Time (ET) Show Network(s)
Thu, Apr 26 6 a.m. Golic and Wingo ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS*
3 p.m. NFL Live Presented by Corona Extra ESPN
5 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot ESPN
7 p.m. NFL Draft Countdown presented by ZipRecruiter ESPN
8 p.m. 2018 NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard
(Round 1)
ESPN, ESPN Radio
8 p.m. College Football Primetime at The NFL Draft presented by Courtyard(Round 1) ESPN2
8 p.m. 2018 NFL Draft (Round 1 in Spanish) ESPN Deportes
Fri, Apr 27 6 a.m. Golic and Wingo ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS*
3 p.m. NFL Live Presented by Corona Extra ESPN
5 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot ESPN
6 p.m. NFL Draft Countdown presented by ZipRecruiter ESPN
7 p.m. 2018 NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard

(Rounds 2-3)

ESPN/ESPN2,

ESPN Radio

7 p.m. 2018 NFL Draft (Round 2 in Spanish) ESPN App
Sat, Apr 28 12 p.m. 2018 NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard

(Rounds 4-7)

ESPN and ABC

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

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Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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