ESPN releases new Top 150 List

ESPN Insider has released their top 150 football prospect rankings, and many Gator prospects have made the list. To learn more about the rankings, who’s No. 1 and what other players of interest are listed, read on. Insider has unveiled their finalized top 150 today and the list shows tons of highly rated prospects interested in the Gators, along with Dee Finley who checks in at the #9 overall spot.

The honor of being the nation’s No. 1 prospect goes to wide receiver Julio Jones of Foley, Alabama. Athlete Will Hill of New Jersey is the No. 2 player on the list. Insider will be holding a chat with Tom Luginbill of Scouts, Inc. at 2 pm EST. Gator Country subscribers will be able to access the chat by logging in to this link with their login: Chat- 2 ET

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ESPN’s new weekday college football show, College Football Live, debuts today at 3:30 pm EST. Video portions of the ESPN 150 release show may be on College Football Live or ESPNU.

ESPN’s New Weekday College Football Live Show

to Debut Monday, July 23

Show Includes Fan Interactive Segments; First Week Will Feature Live Interviews with Ray Rice, Les Miles, Jim Tressel, Darren McFadden and Pete Carroll

ESPN’s new weekday College Football Live program – featuring breaking news, analysis, features and interviews—will debut Monday, July 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET and run through the end of the season.  The 30-minute program, offering a unique opportunity for the college football fan to be seen and heard, will be aired every Monday through Friday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.  During the NFL season, the Monday show will be on ESPN2 at 2 p.m.

Rece Davis, who currently anchors the majority of ESPN’s college football studio programming, will serve as the show’s primary host.  Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso will provide analysis the first two days (Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24) with Mark May joining them in studio on Tuesday.  Many of ESPN’s other expert analysts will be featured regularly in studio or via satellite, including Chris Spielman, Bob Griese, Robert Smith, Desmond Howard, Jim Donnan, Lou Holtz, Ed Cunningham and many more.  Reporter Joe Schad will also regularly contribute.

College Football Live will feature interactive segments allowing fans to voice their opinion and ask questions directly to ESPN college football analysts through e-mails, home video submission and SportsNation polls.

Beginning with Monday’s debut, the first 25 shows will feature a debate of the preseason top 25 Heisman Trophy candidates with a look at a different player each day.

Next week’s show will kick off with interviews with top players and coaches, reports from Joe Schad and Shelley Smith at top conferences media days, compelling features, marching band performances, and all the news in college football.  Highlights will include:

· Live interviews with Heisman Trophy candidate running backs, including Rutgers’ Ray Rice in-studio (Monday, July 23), and Boise State’s Ian Johnson (Tuesday, July 24) and Arkansas’ Darren McFadden (Friday, July 27) via satellite.

· Live interviews with top coaches, including LSU’s Les Miles (Monday, July 23), Ohio State’s Jim Tressel (Tuesday, July 24) and USC’s Pete Carroll (Thursday, July 26).

· Feature on Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and a look at why several of USC’s top players decided to return to the Trojans instead of entering the NFL Draft.

· Segments from a roundtable discussion on what it is like to coach at Notre Dame with current coach Charlie Weis, and former Notre Dame coaches Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz with Brent Musburger moderating.  The 30-minute Notre Dame roundtable is scheduled to be aired Wednesday, Aug. 29 as part of a special College Football Live from 7 to 11 p.m.

· On-campus performances from 10 members of the Grambling State Tigers marching band (Monday, July 23) and USC Trojans marching band (Tuesday, July 24).