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ESPN’s Megacast for FSU football opener includes Goodyear blimpcast

Willie Taggart's debut will also include the first time fans have the option of watching a game exclusively from Goodyear blimp footage.
The Labor Day matchup between Florida State and Virginia Tech will feature ESPN's first ever broadcast from the Goodyear Blimp. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
The Labor Day matchup between Florida State and Virginia Tech will feature ESPN's first ever broadcast from the Goodyear Blimp. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Aug. 27, 2018|Updated Aug. 27, 2018

ESPN is giving Willie Taggart's Florida State debut the big-game treatment, including its first ever broadcast from the Goodyear blimp.

The Labor Day matchup between No. 19 Florida State and No. 20 Virginia Tech will be shown seven different ways as part of ESPN's Megacast plan.

The traditional option remains ESPN, which will feature the broadcast team of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor.

High above Doak Campbell Stadium, Marty Smith and Ryan McGee will call the game from the Goodyear blimp. That will be part of the coverage on ESPN3. The famous blimp has been involved in game coverage before, but this is the first time fans have had the option to see a game exclusively from more than 1,000 feet in the air.

The Coaches Film Room on ESPNEWS will feature former Texas coach Mack Brown, former Auburn coach Gene Chizik (a Pinellas County native), former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, ex-Arizona State coach Todd Graham and former UCLA coach Jim Mora.

ESPNU will air a command center format with a split screen with multiple camera views and stats. ESPN3 will also feature a DataCenter with features like analytics and social media reaction, a SkyCam option and the all-22 film (which shows, as the name suggests, all 22 players on the field in one shot).

College Football Countdown will also air from Tallahassee starting at 7 p.m.

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