The 2019 ACC Kickoff media event began Wednesday morning with a presentation on the ACC Network that included the announcement of the broadcast teams for the channel’s football broadcasts this fall. There are three of ‘em:
Dave O’Brien (pxp) / Tim Hasselbeck (analysis) / Katie George (sideline)
Chris Cotter / Mark Herzlich / Kelsey Riggs
Wes Durham / Roddy Jones / Eric Wood
We don’t know yet which of those three will get NC State’s opener against ECU, but this is a solid group of play-by-play guys for year one. I like Hasselbeck as well.
Also announced was an in-studio show called The Huddle, which will air on Friday nights and Saturday mornings to preview the week ahead on ACC football. That will be hosted by Jac Collinsworth, who along with his dad Cris continue to fight the war against the standard allotment of consonants in first names.
There are more ACC Network programming notes in this ESPN release. The network will feature a 15-episode series beginning in the fall that highlights one major tradition at each school, though NC State’s episode isn’t among the batch that will air in 2019-20. (Don’t know what it’s about, either.)