CBS announced the 2022 college football broadcast schedule on Wednesday. Several matchups and times were specifically mentioned, but most have yet to be announced. All scheduled games are listed in Eastern Time.
CBS will begin the college football season with Arizona at San Diego State at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, but the first big game already scheduled won’t take place until Sept. 17 between Penn State and Auburn at 3:30 p.m.
The Navy will face the Air Force on October 1 at 11:30 a.m. and the rematch will take place on November 5 at the same time. The world’s largest outdoor cocktail party between Georgia and Florida is scheduled for October 29 at 3:30 p.m.
The SEC Championship is Dec. 3, but the most interesting SEC game of the year could be long before that. It should be noted that CBS has a primetime doubleheader scheduled for Oct. 8, the same day Texas A&M takes on Alabama. While it’s not official, it’s hard to imagine the matchup not getting the primetime treatment.
The Aggies shocked Nick Saban and Co. last year and marked the first time one of Saban’s former assistants defeated him. But in recent weeks, the rivalry between Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher and Saban has grown ugly and personal. It started when Saban alleged the Aggies got the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation by paying players through their use of NIL partnerships.
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After Saban’s initial comments, Fisher called a press conference Thursday to respond and ripped the seven-time national champion. He called Saban “narcissistic” and insinuated that Saban had not followed NCAA rules in the past.
“Some people think they’re God,” Fisher said. “Go find out how God has done his business. You can find out a guy, a lot of things you don’t want to know. We’re building him to be the czar of football. Go dig into his past.
At the press conference, Fisher said Saban called him but he didn’t answer and added “we’re done”. After the press conference, Saban apologized for singling out Fisher during an interview on ESPNU radio stations off-campus.
“I should never have chosen anyone,” Saban said. “It was a mistake and I apologize for that part.”
Saban will be looking to avenge his 2021 loss to Texas A&M while Fisher will no doubt want to beat Saban on the court after publicly chasing him.
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