ESPN 'College GameDay' from Knoxville: Live updates for Tennessee football vs Alabama
ESPN's "College GameDay" is originating in Knoxville on Saturday before Tennessee football faces Alabama.
The flagship college football pregame show returns to Knoxville for the second time this season. Both No. 8 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0 SEC) and No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0) go into the matchup Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS) undefeated for the first time since 1989.
"College GameDay" was also at Tennessee at Ayres Hall on Sept. 24 to preview the Florida game, and this will be the first time since 2002 UT has hosted the show twice in a season.
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The show will air Saturday on ESPN from 9 a.m. to noon from the Ayres Hall lawn. Tennessee coach Josh Heupel will make anappearance around 10:30. Rece Davis hosts "College GameDay" and will be joined by analysts Desmond Howard, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, David Pollack and Pat McAfee.
Tennessee football legend Peyton Manning will serve as the guest picker.
Manning went 3-1 in his college career against Alabama, becoming the first quarterback in program history to win three straight against the Crimson Tide from 1995-97.
Lane Kiffin, Nick Saban to appear on 'College GameDay'
Former Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin is expected to join the 'College GameDay' virtually, and Alabama coach Nick Saban and current Vols coach Josh Heupel also will join the show.
Kiffin coached Tennessee in 2009 and nearly upset Saban's Crimson Tide.
The Vols lined up for a winning 44-yard field goal in the game, before Alabama's Terrence Cody blocked the kick in one of the defining moments in the rivalry's history under Saban.
Lee Corso returns to 'College GameDay' after medical scare
Lee Corso was back on the 'College GameDay' set after being hospitalized with an undisclosed medical scare.
Lee Corso is back for "College GameDay" in Knoxville after a two-week absence because of an undisclosed medical condition.
"I feel good. I tell you, I had a hell of a scare, boy," Corso said from Tennessee's Croley Nursing Building on campus, in a video posted to Twitter by ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit. "I was real worried because I went in the hospital."
Read more about Corso's health status.
The GOAT is BACK!! 🐐🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/sNH3JraMqk
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 15, 2022
Injury update: Bryce Young expected to play
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is expected to play against Tennessee, according to ESPN's Pete Thamel.
Young, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has been out since suffering a shoulder injury on Oct. 1. He was in uniform for last week's 24-20 win over Texas A&M but did not play.
Read more about Young's injury status here.
Cedric Tillman (injury), Jaylen McCollough out
Tennessee will play without its best wide receiver and defensive back against Alabama.
Sources told KnoxNews on Saturday that Vols wide receiver Cedric Tillman is out for the third straight game while recovering from an ankle injury that required surgery.
Jaylen McCollough is also out after being arrested Sunday night on a charge of felony aggravated assault.
Read more about Tillman's injury here and McCollough's absence here.
ESPN College GameDay from Knoxville: Live updates for Tennessee football vs Alabama
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