ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ chooses Alabama-Auburn, Ohio State-Michigan more

Alabama and Auburn will meet with boastful rights on Saturday. Not title.

Still, the game, streamed live on Paramount+ (free trial) and fuboTV (free trial), will have plenty to offer.

The Crimson Tide hosts the Tigers in the Iron Bowl with their national and SEC hopes already fading. But it could be the last game at Bryant-Denny Stadium for Tide stars Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr. Both are forecasted as high NFL draft picks.

Auburn is led by interim coach Carnell Williams, a former running back star who has guided his alma mater to two straight wins. The Tigers become bowl eligible with a win.

That being said, ESPN’s “College GameDay” along with celebrity guest collector AJ Hawk doesn’t see much of a game.

Does Auburn have a chance?

“Not a chance,” Desmond Howard said. “I made Alabama big over Auburn today.”

Pat McAfee said a Tigers win would be the best thing to happen in college football this season.

“College football doesn’t make any sense at all,” he said. “So certainly a win for Auburn in Alabama would be natural. (But) absolutely not. tide roll.”

Hawk, who has played at Ohio State, expects the rivalry game to be close.

“It’s hard for me to compete against a team coached by Nick Saban,” he said. “I think Alabama will find a way. Auburn I think gives them a game, but I ended up getting Alabama.

Lee Corso added, “Auburn keeps it close, but Alabama.”

Coaching will make all the difference, said Kirk Herbstreit.

“I think Cadillac,” he said. “I think the emotion of a rivalry is an early part of the game, then I just think it’s Alabama. You make the adjustments. Just too good.”

Here are the choices:

Purdue Indiana

  • Howard: Purdue
  • McAfee: Indiana
  • Hawk: Purdue
  • Corso: Indiana
  • Autumn Riding: Purdue


  • Howard: Minnesota
  • McAfee: Wisconsin
  • Hawk: Wisconsin
  • Corso: Wisconsin
  • Autumn Riding: Wisconsin

South Carolina Clemson

  • Howard: Clemson
  • McAfee: Clemson
  • Falcon: Clemson
  • Corso: Clemson
  • Autumn Riding: Clemson


  • Howard: Alabama
  • McAfee: Alabama
  • Hawk: Alabama
  • Corso: Alabama
  • Fall Riding: Alabama

TCU State of Iowa

  • Howard: TCU
  • McAfee: TCU
  • Hawk: TCU
  • Parade: TCU
  • Autumn riding: TCU

State of Kansas-Kansas

  • Howard: State of Kansas
  • McAfee: State of Kansas
  • Hawk: State of Kansas
  • Parade: State of Kansas
  • Fall Riding: State of Kansas

Washington-Washington State

  • Howard: Washington
  • McAfee: Washington
  • Hawk: Washington
  • Parade: Washington State
  • Autumn Riding: Washington

Oregon Oregon State

  • Howard: Oregon
  • McAfee: State of Oregon
  • Falcon: Oregon
  • Corso: State of Oregon
  • Fall Riding: Oregon

Notre Dame USC

  • Howard: USC
  • McAfee: USC
  • Hawk: USC
  • Corso: USC
  • Herbstreit: No choice

State of Ohio-Michigan

  • Howard: Michigan
  • McAfee: State of Ohio
  • Hawk: State of Ohio
  • Corso: State of Ohio
  • Autumn Riding: State of Ohio

Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.