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How to watch the College Football Playoff National Championship: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Clemson Tigers

Here's all the info you need to watch the National Championship and chat with us.

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Alabama and Clemson face off tonight in the second-ever College Football Playoff National Championship, and this is where you should talk about the game as you watch.

Of course, what you talk about might depend on what channel you're watching, as ESPN is providing 14 different options for viewing the game, which starts at 7:30 CT.

Here's how you can watch, from ESPN (Read the full descriptions here):

ESPN — Standard Broadcast

This is the normal broadcast for the game, with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit — ESPN's primetime duo — in the booth, and Heather Cox and Tom Rinaldi on the sidelines.

ESPN2 — Film Room

Brian Griese and Chris Spielman will be breaking down the game from multiple angles, along with Florida coach Jim McElwain and "other additional guests."

ESPN Radio — Standard Broadcast

This is the standard radio broadcast for the game, with Mike Tirico and Todd Blackledge in the booth, and Holly Rowe and Joe Schad on the sidelines.

ESPNews — ESPN Voices

This is just a bunch of people — some of whom pay attention to college football — watching a game together.

ESPNU — Homer Broadcast

This broadcast will feature different former players watching the game together. Joe Tessitore will host former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and former Alabama center Barrett Jones watching the game together.

SEC Network — Finebaum Film Room

Paul Finebaum will host a show with analysis from Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema.

ESPN Classic — Sounds of the Game

This is the live broadcast of the game, with all natural sound and no announcers. You can also watch this on ESPN3.

ESPN Goal Line — Command Center

This will be a split-screen telecast with live game action, immediate replays of every play, isolated camera feeds of both head coaches, enhanced statistics, real-time drive charts and the ESPN Radio broadcast.

ESPN Deportes — Spanish-Language Call

The game will be broadcast in Spanish by Lalo Varela, Pablo Viruega, Bernardo Osuna and Carlos Nava


  • Mock Replay Booth: In this broadcast, current ACC and SEC replay officials will join another official and rules expert to take viewers through every relay review, explaining the process and which plays are subject to review.
  • PYLON CAM: Pylon cam will broadcast the whole game, with camera angles on eight pylons around the end zones, along with other camera feeds.
  • Home Town Radio: The radio announcers for each team will be calling games on separate feeds, with customized shots of head coaches and star players.
  • Data Center: This feed will show analytics, drive charts, win probability updates, social media reaction and more.
  • Spider Cam: The "spider cam" that maneuvers the field will give fans a better view to analyze the game.
  • Taco Bell Student Section: These cameras will focus on "the most enthusiastic fans" in the student sections, plus bands, mascots and cheerleaders.