Texas A&M's home opener with Lamar Saturday will air on the SEC Network and will be fed via the network's alternate channel as part of a 6-game Saturday of SEC football.
Each week SEC Network, the national network devoted to the Southeastern Conference and operated by ESPN, will have a Saturday tripleheader of SEC football games. This Saturday, Sept. 6, the network will carry six games and expand its game analyst pool to include former Alabama QB and BCS Champion Greg McElroy.
SEC Network will utilize its alternate channel - available to SEC Network subscribers - for the expanded coverage. Alternate channel numbers include 1608-1610 on AT&T U-Verse, 611-1 on DirecTV, 596-599 on DISH and 332 on Verizon FiOS. For alternate channel availability on other SEC Network distributors visit www.secnetwork.com/channel or contact the local provider. In addition, every SEC Network game will be available via WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through provider authentication.
SEC Network will carry more than 45 football games this season and air a game from every stadium in the first four weeks. In week one the network televised six games, showcasing eight SEC teams over three days, and introduced the three game commentating pairings. In week two the network will carry six games in one day and introduce three additional game pairings, including SEC Network analyst McElroy's first game assignment.
McElroy will be in the booth with Dave Baker and Niki Noto will be reporting on the Lamar at Texas A&M game sidelines. Gene Chizik will be in-studio with analyst Booger McFarland for halftime and postgame analysis. McElroy will return to his studio duties for week three.