The Rose Bowl often is called the Granddaddy of them All, so it’s no surprise that ESPN has decided to send its top college football broadcast team to announce the game on New Year’s Day between No. 3 Georgia and No. 2 Oklahoma.
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor will call the game from Pasadena, Calif. The Rose Bowl will air on ESPN or via the ESPN app and is set for Jan. 1 at 5 p.m. ET.
ESPN announced Wednesday the broadcast lineups for all of the bowl games airing on its networks, led by the two College Football Playoff semifinals and the National Championship Game.
At the Rose Bowl, Fowler will handle play-by-play, Herbstreit will be his analyst in the booth, and Rinaldi and Taylor will cover each team during the lead-up to the game as well as on the sideline during the action. Taylor, a Georgia graduate and former multi-sport athlete in Athens, will be making her debut on a CFP broadcast. She will cover the Bulldogs, and Rinaldi will cover the Sooners.
Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will be on the call on ESPN Radio.
The same television broadcast foursome of Fowler, Herbstreit, Rinaldi, and Taylor will return to broadcast the National Championship Game from Atlanta on Jan. 8.
Here are the broadcast teams for the other CFP matchup, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, as well as ESPN’s other bowl games.