On any given Saturday in the fall—or Thursday, Friday and the occasional Tuesday or Wednesday—it's nearly impossible to turn on the television and not find a college football game to watch. Each week there are upward of 60 major college football games (depending on your definition of major) for fans around the country to watch on TV or online.
A decade ago, we weren't so lucky. A generation ago, college football fans would be happy to get a dozen games a week on television. And back when college football started on TV, viewers would be happy with one or two major games a week.
We really, truly live in a golden age of televised sports, and no major sport in America has benefited from the boon like good ol' collegiate pigskin.
In a game in which the players stay for less than half a decade—with the best of the bunch sticking around for just two or three seasons in today's dash to the NFL—some of the biggest stars in college football's deep, rich history have been those who call the games from the booth, holding the viewers' hands through season after season, bowl game after bowl game.
The announcers, in a historical context, are every bit as memorable as some of the players. Who, then, are the best?
This is our attempt to figure out the best college football announcers in history, from the glory days of the 1960s right up to this year's march to another national championship.