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Your Week 0 College Football TV Schedule

Episode VII: The Bert Awakens

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Our long national nightmare is over!

Sort of.

It’s college football season!

Sort of.

Week 0 is a strange, yet alluring mistress. So desperate are we, the college football-craving public, that we are willing to put up with all manner of nonsense for just a taste of that sweet, sweet college football action. Any other time of year, I’d only watch Fresno State to shout obscenities about Steve Detwiler and his stupid #@*!$%& thumb. And, frankly, you’d have to pay me to watch Illinois most of the time. The going rate is still an 8-pack of Natty Light tallboys and all I can eat boiled peanuts, by the way.

But there I’ll be on Saturday... watching a bunch of subpar football teams play subpar football. And I’ll be loving every second of it.

Then when Saturday is over, that old feeling of emptiness will creep back... but this time it will be different. This time I’ll only have to wait a week for that next hit of CFB. And the next time, it’ll be the pure, uncut stuff...

Let’s get to it:

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And now for my viewing suggestions for each time slot:


Nebraska Cornhuskers @ Illinois Fighting Illini - FOX, 1:00 p,m.

I look for the Illini to make this one more of a game than I think most people are expecting. But that’s probably just a combination of me liking Bret Bielema more than most and thinking less of Scott Frost than most. I’d still bet on a Cornhuskers victory, but I don’t think they’re running away with it.


Hawaii Rainbow Warriors @ UCLA Bruins - ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

This feels like the kind of game I would have psyched myself up for in the mid 00s. Now its just the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon among significantly limited options.


Alcorn State Braves vs. NC Central Eagles - ESPN, 7:00 p.m.

This has the potential to be the most interesting game of the day... if only because neither of these teams played football in 2020. Prior to that Alcorn State had won back-to-back SWAC conference championships.


Southern Utah Thunderbirds @ San Jose St. Spartans - CBSSN, 10:00 p.m.

If you squint real tight, it almost looks like Pac-12 After Dark.

That’s all for now, folks. I’ll see you next week with a much more complete and visually-pleasing college football TV schedule.

Until later...