Although it was announced a month ago that College GameDay is coming to Ann Arbor for the Michigan-Notre Dame game, on Saturday night it looked like ESPN might go back on its plans and take the show somewhere else. Because Notre Dame lost to South Florida, the matchup won't be between a pair of 1-0 teams. As a result, the network considered going to another game, as revealed by Desmond Howard, one of the show's analysts, on Twitter.â†µ
With Notre Dame losing today it is not a guarantee that #GameDay will be in Ann Arbor next weekendâ†µ
Despite a location for the set already being picked out, it seemed as though ESPN was getting ready to scrap the Ann Arbor plans and head elsewhere. Considering so many fans have been looking forward to the show coming to campus for a while now, this would have been very disappointing, which is why seeing this on Sunday morning was very relieving:â†µ
ESPN confirms College Gameday will be in AA as planned next weekendâ†µ
I'm sure Howard is especially glad ESPN has stuck to its original plans. He is going to be honored at the Michigan-Notre Dame night game, and now he will get to be there in the morning for GameDay as well.