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ESPN's Ron Franklin Apologizes For His Comments

ESPN announcer Ron Franklin has apologized for his comments directed towards Jeannine Edwards prior to last Friday’s Chick-fil-A Bowl broadcast.

“I said some things I shouldn’t have and am sorry,” Franklin said in a statement. “I deserved to be taken off the Fiesta Bowl.”

Edwards shared her side of the story with USA Today via e-mail earlier today:

“She said Franklin joined a conversation she was having with announcer Rod Gilmore at a production meeting Friday and told her, “Listen to me Sweet Baby, let me tell you something…,” in a condescending tone. When Edwards asked Franklin not to address her that way, she said Franklin replied, “OK, then listen to me a-hole.” Read more

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CBS College Sports Network Prepares for Kickoff

CBS College Sports Network will be adding new shows, new faces and new technology to its college football programming lineup this season.

Last week SportsNewser spoke to former Texas tech football coach Mike Leach about joining the lineup, and CBS College Sports executives share his enthusiasm.

“We are really proud of some of the new folks we have on board, specifically Mike Leach and Roger Twibell on the talent side,” Steve Herbst, the executive VP and GM of CBS College Sports Network tells SportsNewser. “It enables us to get a coaches perspective out there. We have got Coach [Phillip] Fulmer here in the studio, but it allows us to have a coach out in the field.”

The network isn’t just adding new faces to its telecast, it is also adding new programs and technology.

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