Perhaps nothing is better for a college football fan than the opening kickoff weekend. There are dozens of marquee matchups to keep you entertained, your household is stocked up on snacks, and every team gets a clean start, with the aspirations of national relevance.
Friday September 2:
- Kansas State at Stanford 9 PM ET FS1
Saturday September 3:
- Oklahoma at Houston 12 p.m. ET on ABC
- LSU at Wisconsin 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC
- UCLA at Texas A&M 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS
- North Carolina at Georgia 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
- Alabama vs. USC 8 p.m. ET ABC
- Clemson vs. Auburn 9 p.m. ET ESPN
Sunday September 4:
- Notre Dame at Texas 7:30 p.m. ET ABC
Monday September 5
- Florida State vs Ole Miss 8 p.m. ET ESPN
In the past few seasons there have been big developments in rule changes, additional bowl games, and most notably, the switch to the four team playoff. In 2017, another significant change is coming: video technology in the locker rooms. At the beginning of the 2017 season, coaches will be allowed to replay footage from that game's previous quarters. They'll be able to show opponent's tendencies and devise plans for the second half. This is a change from previous years where this technology was only allowed in the coaches box.
While this system takes place next year, it leads to a bigger world of possibilities in the College Football world. Will video technology ever take place on the sideline, so players can immediately see footage? For now, the answer is no, but several years down the line, anything could happen. Until then, football fans can enjoy the footage of the games on their own televisions and personal devices. The season is almost upon us, are you ready for some football?