10 Best TV Personalities In College Football

The 10 Best College Football TV Personalities

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College football has something for everyone: the game itself, the rivalries, the atmosphere, the cheerleaders and the crowds of nearly 100,000 in most stadiums. You also have the well-known college football personalities, who are usually either loved or hated by those who watch them. So who are the best of the best? The top 10 college football television personalities are listed here.

10. Charles Davis: Fox

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10. Charles Davis: Fox

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Fox's College Football coverage hasn't been up to par in recent years, but its not because of Charles Davis. Davis has served as the lead color commentator since the network started airing games in 2006. He has called three BCS National Championship games, and des extensive amounts of work leading up to the NFL Draft. Davis has also worked for the NFL Network for their college shows like College Football Now and Path to the Draft.

9. Samantha Ponder: ESPN

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9. Samantha Ponder: ESPN

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Regarded as the next Erin Andrews, Samantha Ponder is one of the main sideline reporters for ESPN, and is the main reporter for their primetime Thursday Night Football coverage. Before her Thursday Night work, Ponder was a host for College GameDay on ESPNU and a sideline reporter for their Friday Night Primetime coverage.

8. Gus Johnson: Fox

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8. Gus Johnson: Fox

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Gus Johnson may be known more for his college basketball coverage with CBS, but without him Fox's College Football coverage would be a total joke. He is the lead College Football play-by-play announcer, lead college basketball announcer, and is groomed to be the lead soccer announcer for Fox.

7. Chris Spielman: ESPN

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7. Chris Spielman: ESPN

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A recent inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Chris Spielman is quietly rising as a college football color commentator. Spielman joined ESPN in 2001 and has moved up to the 3:30 time slot after splitting time between Friday Night coverage and Saturday noon coverage.

6. Lee Corso: ESPN

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6. Lee Corso: ESPN

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Lee Corso is the man everyone loves to hate when it comes to the three main hosts on ESPN's College GameDay. His logic is questionable at times and his picks are rarely on target, but the show would not be the same without College Football's version of Dick Vitale. His headgear segment is the most popular part of the entire show.

5. Brent Musberger: ESPN

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5. Brent Musberger: ESPN

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Brent Musberger is on this list due to the accomplishments over his career rather than his most recent work. Musberger started back in 1982 and is currently the commentator for both the Rose Bowl and the now defunct BCS National Championship game. Also, without Musburger, we would not have been introduced to either Jenn Sterger or Katherine Webb. Musburger is now the lead play-by-play man for the newly formed SEC Network.

4. Rece Davis: ESPN

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4. Rece Davis: ESPN

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Rece Davis, ESPN’s lead college football studio host, is the ultimate college football television personality. More than anybody else, he truly “gets it.” When he speaks about the game, he sounds like a fan, and has to put up with schmucks like Lou Holtz and Mark May. In addition to his studio duties, Davis is the voice of ESPN's Thursday Night Football coverage.

3. Kirk Herbstreit: ESPN

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3. Kirk Herbstreit: ESPN

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When it comes to being an analyst for college football, Kirk Herbstreit is one of the best in the business. He is no-nonsense on the mic, which works perfectly in contrast to Corso. He understands the landscape of college football very well and his Herbie awards are relatively accurate.

2. Chris Fowler: ESPN

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2. Chris Fowler: ESPN

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From Day 1, Chris Fowler has hosted ESPN College GameDay, one of the most influential show in college football. Fowler runs a tight ship on a show that has thousands of unpredictable fans around him and an unpredictable co-host in Corso. Fowler will be the new play-by-play man of Saturday Night Football on ABC, replacing Musburger.

1. Verne Lundquist: CBS

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1. Verne Lundquist: CBS

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As the primary voice of the SEC on CBS, Verne Lundquist is the perfect voice for SEC football. Though he’s been around for a long time, he continues to be amused by the game, which is an endearing trait for a broadcaster to have. He’s jolly, has cool catch phrases, and has made memorable calls over the years.

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