A lot of people weren’t thrilled when the College Football Playoff semifinal games didn’t include a Coaches Film Room channel as part of ESPN’s all-out Megacast presentation.

There was still a film room, staffed by analysts Tom Luginbill, Louis Riddick, Emmanuel Acho, and Bobby Carpenter, and while they’re all talented analysts, it wasn’t quite the same as seeing FBS head coaches hanging out together and collectively getting excited over various bits of minutiae.

Fortunately for anyone who did miss it, the traditional Coaches Film Room option will be back tonight for the championship game on ESPNU, with Mike Gundy (Oklahoma St.), Jeff Hafley (BC), Derek Mason (Vandy), and Gary Patterson (TCU) on board.

From ESPN:

For the sixth consecutive year, ESPN will showcase state-of-the-art technology with its MegaCast presentation of the College Football Playoff Championship Presented by AT&T, which will once again include Coaches Film Room on ESPNU, at 8 p.m. ET. Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State), Jeff Hafley (Boston College), Derek Mason (Vanderbilt) and Gary Patterson (TCU) will break down all of the action from a coach’s perspective when No. 1 LSU faces No. 3 Clemson in New Orleans on Monday, Jan. 13. New to this year’s line-up is Coaches Film Room Preview—a pregame show on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. hosted by Tom Luginbill, featuring Gundy and Hafley.

This year’s Coaches Film Room will air from ESPN’s studios in Charlotte, N.C.

We’re just so glad it’s back.


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