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Cutcliffe to Join ESPN for CFP Championship Coverage
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/06/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. - Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe will provide analysis for ESPN on Monday night during the network’s coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia.

Cutcliffe will be on two platforms during Monday’s coverage, joining ESPN2 prior to kickoff at 5:00 p.m., for the “Coaches Film Room: Pregame” before shifting to ESPNEWS for the "Coaches Film Room" production during the contest.

Cutcliffe recently completed his 10th season at Duke and capped off the 2017 campaign with a 7-6 record and 36-14 victory over Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl. Cutcliffe has guided the Blue Devils to five bowl game appearances in the last six years while this past season, Duke earned its fourth winning campaign in the last five years to mark the program’s most successful stretch since four winning seasons in five years between 1960-64.

ESPN’s fifth national championship MegaCast production will be its most comprehensive to date, offering 20 productions of the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T between Georgia and Alabama on Monday, January 8, at 8 p.m. from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Fans can watch the traditional telecast on ESPN or choose to sample the alternate productions across 10 additional ESPN platforms: ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, SEC Network, ESPN Deportes, and multiple options on ESPN3. ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio will broadcast the game. The record-setting number of MegaCast productions is up from the 14 offered last year and all 20 are available on the ESPN App.

ESPN debuted the MegaCast production at the conclusion of the 2014 season and has activated it for all four of the College Football Playoff National Championships. The barrage of fan viewing options has also been offered in the College Football Playoff Semifinals and, this season, for a regular season game when ESPN televised the Thursday night season opener between Ohio State and Indiana.


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