. Also don’t forget our podcast will restart next week as we start previewing each conference.
Finally, Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit if you are reading, and Kirk we know you are listening because you’ve kindly stated words exactly from last year’s podcasts on Gameday, I can promise you that I would do a better job than Nick Lachey or Desmond Howard. Plus I will work for half the cost, so get in touch with me.
A group of friends and I were out at the bar having a chat about this upcoming football season when the question was brought up; “If you could have any job in college football, what would it be?” One friend said he would want to be a head coach of a big time program like Notre Dame, another wanted to be an Athletic Director, and the last one said he wanted to be a big time college quarterback. That really wasn’t one of the choices but we let it slide because he was a little bit drunk at the time.
Everyone thought they had it all figured out for me; they thought I wanted to be the next head coach at Penn State (being that I am a huge PSU fan). While that would be a great job, I do not envy the person that has to follow in JoePa’s footsteps. Being that I am a High School Official, it had crossed my mind a few times about someday being good enough to do Division 1. But I shocked them all by saying “I wanted to be the host of ESPN’s College Gameday.”
Seriously, what could be better than going to the greatest venues college football has to offer and talking about the week’s game? All the while you have thousands of fans behind you cheering and booing at your every word, and millions more at home doing the same. You prepare each week by watching football and you might even make appearances on local radio shows to talk about the big games of the week. So in essence instead of paying for a ticket to the best games each week, you get paid to watch them in person, and then talk about it afterwards.
If you are the head coach you have to produce on the field so you have that added pressure, and it is the same when you are the Athletic Director. As host you only have to deal with Lee Corso’s idiotic comments but even those can be ignored. So I ask you loyal readers of In The Bleachers; if you could have any job in the college football world, what would it be? Post your answers in the comment section or just email them to us at