NEW ORLEANS – Director Derek Mobley and producer Bill Bonnell have been teammates on college football telecasts since 2006 – or when star quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Joe Burrow were grade-schoolers.
Tonight at 8 ET, Bonnell and Mobley will be at the helm of ESPN’s multiplatform presentation of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game as Burrow’s No. 1 LSU duels Lawrence’s No. 3 Clemson. Bonnell and Mobley consistently work together on signature games, including ABC’s Saturday Night Football, the 2019 Fiesta Bowl and tonight’s showdown in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, their 11th national championship game.
In the video above, the pair talk about preparing for big game coverage – which might include indulging in one superstition.
Shelby L. Lacy and Derek Volner produced the video.
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