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ESPN film room calls Florida State fake punt (Video)

Florida State fake puntESPN had a “BCS Megacast” going for the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night in which they offered various looks at the game on different channels. It was Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit announcing the game on ESPN, different personalities offering commentary on ESPN2, radio calls on ESPN3, and the “film room” on ESPN News.

The “BCS Film Room” proved its usefulness when the analysts called Florida State’s fake punt before it happened. As The Big Lead points out, the “BCS Film Room” was comprised of head coaches Steve Addazio (Boston College), Paul Chryst(Pitt) and Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) along with ESPN’s Matt Millen, Chris Spielman and Tom Luginbill.

A few of the people — I couldn’t tell exactly who — could see the fake punt coming (it definitely wasn’t Millen), which was pretty cool.

I actually think Auburn was prepared for the fake punt — they had a few guys covering the direct snap — but I think they weren’t expecting the reverse. That wrinkle may have allowed FSU to get the first down, which led to a touchdown.


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