ESPN to Go 'Inside the Program' on Tuesday

by Bill Martin (@LSUBillMartin)
ESPN to Go 'Inside the Program' on Tuesday

BATON ROUGE – For the third straight season, ESPN will devote a day to LSU football as the network and its platforms go “Inside the Program” on Tuesday to preview the Tigers’ highly anticipated matchup with top-ranked Alabama.

LSU and Alabama clash in a Southeastern Conference showdown at 7 p.m. CT Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The game will be televised in primetime by CBS for the third straight season. It represents the sixth straight meeting where both teams enter the contest ranked in the Top 10. The Tigers are No. 10 in the Associated Press poll and No. 13 in the latest BCS Standings.

Tuesday’s all-access interviews and live look-ins will be conducted by Kaylee Hartung. Head coach Les Miles‘ drive to the Football Operations Building will be taped and shown on SportsCenter at 8:40 a.m. CT on ESPN.

There will be live look-ins in both the offensive and defensive meeting rooms at 9:40 a.m. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and quarterback Zach Mettenberger, a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, will go live from the offensive meeting room at 10:40 a.m. CT on SportsCenter.

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry joins SportsCenter for a live interview from the weight room at approximately 12:40 p.m. CT. ESPN will also be taking a look at some of the traditions that make LSU football unique from “Mike the Tiger” to the historic “Win Bar.”

SportsCenter airs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on ESPN and can also be found on ESPNNews and College Football Live featuring several LSU segments airs at 4 p.m. CT on ESPN2 and then again from 4:30-5:30 p.m. CT on ESPNU. The content will be available on-demand on

Miles and several players will tape interviews for Saturday’s College GameDay, which will originate from Tuscaloosa from 8-11 a.m. CT. ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski will sit down with fullback J.C. Copeland as he tells the story of the powerful bond he has formed with his surrogate family.

Saturday’s broadcast will be the 22nd time LSU has been involved in a game with ESPN College GameDay on location. The Tigers have made at least one appearance on the popular show in each of the past 11 seasons. It will be the fourth straight LSU-Alabama matchup the show attends.

All-Time ESPN College GameDay Broadcasts involving LSU

Year Matchup Location
1996 #11 LSU vs. #10 Alabama Baton Rouge – PMAC ramps
1997 #14 LSU vs. #1 Florida Baton Rouge – PMAC ramps
2003 #11 LSU vs. #7 Georgia Baton Rouge – PMAC ramps
2004 #2 LSU vs. #3 Oklahoma New Orleans, La.
2004 #4 LSU vs. Oregon State Baton Rouge – Parade Grounds
2005 #5 LSU at #4 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala.
2006 #9 LSU at #5 Florida Gainesville, Fla.
2007 #2 LSU vs. #9 Virginia Tech Baton Rouge – Parade
2007 #1 LSU vs. #9 Florida Baton Rouge – Parade Grounds
2007 #2 LSU vs. #1 Ohio State New Orleans, La.
2008 #6 LSU at #9 Auburn Auburn, Ala.
2008 #15 LSU vs. #1 Alabama Baton Rouge – Old Front Nine
2009 #4 LSU vs. #1 Florida Baton Rouge – Parade
2010 #16 LSU vs. #18 North Carolina Atlanta, Ga.
2011 #4 LSU vs. #3 Oregon Arlington, Texas
2011 #2/3 LSU at #16 West Virginia Morgantown, W.V.
2011 #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala.
2011 #1 LSU vs. #12 Georgia Atlanta, Ga.
2011 #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama New Orleans, La.
2012 #5 LSU vs. #1 Alabama Baton Rouge – Parade Grounds
2013 #6 LSU at #9/10 Georgia Athens, Ga.
2013 #10 LSU at #1 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala.