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So SEC Network’s SEC Nation is coming to Starkville on Saturday, the same day as ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to Oxford. That’s almost too much ESPN for one state to take.

What is SEC Nation? For those unfamiliar with SEC Nation, it’s the SEC Network’s traveling pre-game road show, similar to College GameDay on ESPN. This Saturday’s live appearance in Starkville will be broadcast from The Junction before No. 12 Mississippi State faces No. 6 Texas A&M at 11 a.m. The show has made previous stops at the SEC campuses of South Carolina, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Florida, Alabama and, last week, Georgia.

The main players: Host Joe Tessitore, reporter on Kaylee Hartung, analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum.

Joe Tessitore (host): Tessitore is a play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s college football and basketball games, blow-by-blow commentator for ESPNFriday Night Fights. In addition, Tessitore is the long-time face of ESPN’s Heismanology and became the primary studio host for ESPN’s daily College Football Live in 2012.

Kaylee Hartung (reporter): Hartung previously was an anchor and reporter for Longhorn Network. In addition to hosting Longhorn Network’s flagship program Longhorn Extra, reporting for Texas GameDay and crafting feature stories, Hartung has contributed to ESPN’s coverage of the 2013 College World Series and the 2012-13 college football and college basketball seasons.

Tim Tebow: Tebow is the most nationally recognizable member of the crew. The former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida has had a large following from college that has increased during his brief NFL career. Tebow is a cultural icon with immense popularity, largely based on his personality and open devotion to his faith.

Marcus Spears: Spears is a former LSU defensive end from 2001-04. Spears is a former All-SEC and All-America player for the Tigers and was a member of the 2004 BCS Championship team. Spears was drafted in the first-round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and played defensive end in the league for eight years. He retired from the NFL in 2014.

Paul Finebaum: Finebaum has enjoyed great success as the colorful and opinionated host of a nationally syndicated sports-radio talk show. He has appeared on various ESPN shows as an SEC authority, including SportsCenter, College Football Live and College GameDay. In January 2012, Bleacher Report named Finebaum one of the “25 Most Influential People” in college football.

What to expect: As mentioned, this is similar to the more-familiar ESPN College GameDay, except it is geared for the rabid SEC fan base. Expect to hear debate on the Heisman prospects for Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott, the alleged ‘stomping incident’ by Bulldogs’ center Dillon Day (who has been suspended for the game) and a testing of creativity of fans who try their best to get their signs on TV (see below).

Examples of SEC Nation banter: Who is the SEC’s Most Valuable Player?

Tim Tebow:I think it is (Mississippi State quarterback) Dak Prescott. 15 total touchdowns this year. … The offense is putting up over 500 yards each game. He is averaging over 335 yards of offence himself every game. He is making plays and he is being a leader, and that is why I think he is the most valuable player to his team so far this year.

From Paul Finebaum: We knew about Dak Prescott, we knew about (Georgia”s) Todd Gurley, and everyone knew about (Alabama’s) Amari Cooper. We weren’t sure about (Texas A&M quarterback) Kenny Hill, and he to me is the most valuable.

From Marcus Spears:When we talk about most valuable player, I think about Todd Gurley because every game plan and every scheme is geared towards him. … He adds another dimension to this Georgia team and they wouldn’t be where they are without Todd Gurley.