Monday morning. Another one of August’s full-bore five-day workweeks that feel like they don’t get you any closer to the end of summer. Schools might be starting up around you. Traffic is worsening, and the heat is not abating. But we’ve got a cure. College football on TV.
College Football TV 8/26
11 a.m. | Florida A&M vs. Texas Southern | ESPNU. Wake up! Here’s a high dose of intense football to jolt you awake.
1:30 p.m. | Oregon State vs. Colorado State | CBSSN. You’ve been waiting all offseason to see Houston Nutt live in studio.
2:00 p.m. | Portland State vs. BYU | ESPN. First time the Cougars haven’t had Taysom Hill at QB since the Gerald Ford Administration.
5:00 p.m. | Hawaii vs. UMass | ELVN. These places have less in common than John Sharp and a vow of silence. Please welcome the two newest members of the Big 12. No, we’ve never heard of this channel either.
5:30 p.m. | Chattanooga vs. Jacksonville State | ESPN. In case you started to fall asleep on the couch, here is another jolt.
6:00 p.m. | Colgate vs. Cal Poly | ESPNU. Sounds like a complicated dental product.
6:30 p.m. | South Florida vs. San Jose State | CBSSN. Charlie Strong kicks off the new Bulls era with a trip to the west coast. Ping Pong status at South Florida yet to be ascertained.
9:00 p.m. | Rice vs. Stanford (Sydney, Australia) | ESPN. Ah, here it is! The jewel of this transition weekend. Watch a PAC-12 powerhouse crush a lower-rung C-USA squad halfway around the world. This game actually takes place tomorrow, try to wrap your head around the EPSN announcing night crew trying to wrap their heads around that. This part of the world hasn’t seen this many wealthy nerds in Tevas since Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand. Will be worth it to try to stay awake into the fourth quarter to see what kind of Australians are able to pass the real college football fan litmus test: sitting through an awful game in the middle of the day after it’s been hyped up for weeks on end.
Have a fast week.