Havoline Football Saturdays Episode 2 Airs This Weekend
Spotlights Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, the UAB Football Program,
NC State’s Jacoby Brissett and Georgia Superfan Big Dawg
Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” continues its twelfth season this weekend. The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in over 100 markets throughout the country.
This week’s show highlights Deshaun Watson from Clemson. Big things are expected from the sophomore quarterback, who suffered a broken hand and torn ACL during his electric but shortened first year. But Watson is no stranger to fighting adversity. While establishing himself as a prized recruit out of Gainesville, Ga., his mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Hear how his mother’s fight taught Watson to stay grounded in his success, why he chose Clemson, and what he has planned for his sophomore season at Death Valley.
Then head to Birmingham, Ala. and follow the fight for the UAB football program. After the university’s decision to end the sport after the 2014 season, a groundswell of support from students, alumni and the local community forced the administration to reconsider its decision and resurrect the program. Follow the events through the eyes of one of the Blazers’ most passionate fans, Timothy Alexander.
Spend time with NC State’s Jacoby Brissett. A football and basketball star at Dwyer High School in Florida, he enrolled at the University of Florida in 2011. After two seasons fighting for playing time with #1 high school quarterback recruit Jeff Driskel, Brissett transferred to NC State. In his first year at quarterback last season, Brissett led the Wolfpack to the second-largest turnaround in college football. With expectations high for this season, the redshirt senior talks about his road to Raleigh, N.C. and how a phone call from NC State Head Coach Dave Doeren influenced his final choice between the Wolfpack and West Virginia.
And in Road Trip, travel to Athens, Ga. for game day with host Tommy Kane. Learn about the origins of Big Dawg as the Georgia superfan gives Kane lessons in facepainting and how to bark properly to cheer on the Bulldogs.
For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.
Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027. In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.
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