ESPN has been airing its very well-received College GameDay program since 1987, but the college football guys didn’t load up on the gridiron bus and hit the road until Nov. 13, 1993, when they visited South Bend, Indiana to watch Notre Dame beat Florida State 31-24.
The 2011 edition of the GameDay show will feature all the regular faces but will add former three-time All-American Georgia linebacker David Pollack to the on-air team.
So where will the bus go in 2011? Which college football meccas will be on the receiving line of the best on-campus show in all of television?
Well, the first three destinations have already been announced by the bigwigs at ESPN, and after filling you in on this trifecta of booked whistle-stops, the following slideshow will boldly predict the direction the orange football chariot takes for the remaining 11 weeks of the 2011 season.
Of course, a lot can happen between September and December. Hot teams go cold and underrated or overlooked squads emerge as the real players, so at the end of the day, while these picks are (for the most part) realistic, the true destination of everybody’s favorite virtual means of pigskin transportation is deliciously still up in the air.