ESPN presented a revolutionary night of television earlier this week with the BCS Megacast. The network presented several alternate feeds for the BCS title game that gave fans more options than ever before. By far the most acclaimed viewing option was the BCS Film Room on ESPNEWS which featured analysts and coaches breaking down game film in real time. The host/analyst of Film Room was ESPN senior recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill. He joined us on the podcast to talk about that production as well as a busy month ahead leading to National Signing Day in early February. Topics include..
-How the Film Room telecast came to be and the challenges in breaking down game film on live television versus a normal broadcast.
-Balancing the real-time breakdown of the game with creating an entertaining television product for fans at home so they could still enjoy the game.
-Getting coaches on board and how Film Room can be an effective recruiting tool for current coaching staffs.
-Reaction to the overwhelmingly positive feedback for BCS Film Room and when we might see it again.
-As senior recruiting analyst for ESPN, what it's like to analyze and rank thousands of high schoolers around the country. What is it that differentiates a four star player from a five star player?
-Surprises that might be in store for National Signing Day and which schools may have a make or break day.
For more from Tom, follow him on Twitter @TomLuginbill.