CBS Sports' lead college football analyst Gary Danielson rides into the 2011 SEC football season aboard the SEC ON CBS CRUISER, a new mobile media bus that will be on-site at every CBS Sports "SEC game of the Week." The SEC ON CBS CRUISER will be parked outside SEC stadiums throughout the season providing various pre-game reports and interviews for CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com, including a new interactive online show, "5th Quarter with Gary Danielson." The bus makes its debut this Saturday, Sept. 17 in Gainesville, Fla. as Tennessee takes on Florida.
CBSSports.com's "5th Quarter with Gary Danielson" provides fans an opportunity to chat with Danielson immediately following the "SEC Game of the Week" as he travels home on the bus. Danielson also will contribute on-site to various CBS platforms including CBS Sports Network's SEC TODAY (2:00 PM, ET) and CBS Sports' pre-game studio show COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY (3:00 PM, ET). CBS Sports announcers Verne Lundquist, Tracy Wolfson and Tony Barnhart also will contribute to programming from the bus.
"The 'Cruiser' adds to CBS Sports' leading SEC football coverage, providing our personalities the ability to further interact with fans and bring the SEC game-day experience to our various broadcast, cable and online programming," said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports. "With the "5th Quarter" fans now have a platform to discuss all the day's SEC storylines and college football news with Gary."
The all-access mobile media vehicle is fully outfitted with the latest technology and includes four televisions, two satellite feeds and WiFi. In addition to the "5th Quarter," Danielson will continue to interact with fans live on Twitter (@DanielsonCBS) as his weekly road trip winds through SEC country after the game.
The motor coach is a 2011 model MCI J4500 that was retrofitted for CBS Sports. The motor coach is owned and operated by Champion Coach.