A year after scrapping the Coaches Film Room in favor of something more experimental, ESPN is bringing back the segment and we have a peek at who the four coaches are that will breaking down the national title game featuring Clemson and LSU live.
Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, Boston College’s Jeff Hafley, Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason, and TCU’s Gary Patterson will be the four coaches featured, according to Richard Deitsch.
Hafley is a really interesting addition, seeing that just a few weeks ago he was breaking down Clemson’s offensive tendencies while serving as the defensive coordinator at Ohio State heading into their bowl game. He will definitely have some really good insight into Clemson’s offense.
The news comes on the heels of ESPN cutting the segment last year in favor of Monday Night Football staffers (at the time) Booger McFarland and Jason Witten breaking down the game. Clearly the demand was there, and the network heard the people pounding the table to have coaching insight brought back into the room, and the segment is officially back.
The last several years, the new and unique way to digest the game had been really popular among coaches, as some of the top coaching talent in college football sat around and broke down schemes and strategies live as the game took place.
Catch the Coaches Film Room Monday night during the game on ESPNU. Be sure to set your DVR’s accordingly
The CFB coaches for the "Coaches Film Room" coverage of LSU-Clemson on ESPNU this coming Monday:
Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
Jeff Hafley, Boston College
Derek Mason, Vanderbilt
Gary Patterson, TCU
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) January 9, 2020