Urban Meyer and other Fox Sports college football pregame show hosts will miss Saturday’s broadcast

Saturday’s show will be reduced from its usual two hours to one and start at 11 a.m. Eastern, with Charissa Thompson, Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw and Emmanuel Acho hosting.

None of the hosts have directly commented on their situations, but Stone’s responses to Twitter well-wishes on Wednesday night seemed to indicate that he was feeling well.

Pacific-12 football teams will begin their pandemic-shortened seasons on Saturday, with the Fox pregame show serving as the lead-in to a game between USC and Arizona State that begins at 9 a.m. local time in Los Angeles. The attention-starved Power Five conference is experimenting with early kickoffs this season to see if it can boost TV ratings and give Pac-12 teams a bigger share of the national spotlight.

Also Wednesday, California announced that its season opener against Washington on Saturday night was in danger of being postponed after a player tested positive for coronavirus

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