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Hi-Yo Silver! 110th Army - Navy Classic Gets A-Team Treatment Tomorrow

Friday, December 11, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 11:59 AM, under , , , , ,


The 110th annual football clash between Army and Navy kicks off tomorrow at 2:30 PM on CBS Sports (and streamed live at CBSSports.com). The game now stands alone as the last college football fame of the regular season, and as well it should. As the only true game on the national stage that is played for the sake of the game, there is nothing like it. Because it is no longer the same day of the SEC Championship game, Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, and Tracey Wolfson will be on hand to bring the call of the game. Behind the scenes, Craig Silver will be producing, and Steve Milton will be directing.



Who Is That Masked Man: CBS Sports College Football Coordinating Producer
Craig Silver will be producing tomorrow's broadcast of the Army-Navy game.
2007/Eye on Sports Media


This will be different as CBS's Steve Scheer has been producing the game for a number of years now, and has just finished the 2009 season working all of Navy's home games. Silver must now shift his thinking from the SEC and Tim Tebow to the rivalry between these two service academies. This time, Army has a lot on the line as they need a victory to be bowl eligible and accept their invitation to the EagleBank Bowl.


Calling the Shots: CBS Sports lead college football director Steve Milton
will be calling the shots on
tomorrow's broadcast of the Army-Navy game.
2007/Eye on Sports Media



I bumped into Craig in an elevator at the Georgia Dome before last week's SEC game and jokingly asked if he was "ready to accept the mantle and responsibility from Steve." He said that he had not even thought beyond that night's game, but we all know this is not totally true as pre-game preparations have been going on for a while.

Since the game is no longer competing with my time working SEC goings on at the dome, I will get to watch for the first time in many years. And if you are a college football fan, you should watch as well. If you are not a fan, you should watch as well as many of these seniors may well be headed into war zones after graduation and completion of their officers basic course for their designated branch.

Go Army, Beat Navy! Go Navy, Beat Army!

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