With the regular season almost here for the NFL, fans around the country are getting the chance to watch how the Oakland Raiders prepare on HBO’s Hard Knocks. It’s a show that has become quite popular in recent years, and now, it appears it could make its way over to college football – in some capacity.
Hard Knocks takes fans through a team’s practices and meetings leading up to their preseason games. There are several coaches who believe the show is a distraction, but it does also offer good exposure.
Considering all the success that HBO has with NFL teams, it does make sense to try a Hard Knocks style show with college programs.
Specifics as to when this HBO show would take place aren’t out yet, but the four teams that would be on national television have been revealed by Devils Digest.
According to Devils Digest, the four programs that HBO has chosen are Alabama, Arizona State, Penn State and Washington State.
This show would apparently run later in the season.
HBO has chosen four college programs to run a Hard Knocks like show later in the season. ASU will be featured during the week of home game versus Washington State who was also chosen for the show along with Penn State and Alabama.
— DevilsDigest.com (@DevilsDigest) August 13, 2019
The four programs that are reportedly expected to be on the show all have charismatic coaches.
It’d be interesting to see if Nick Saban, Herm Edwards, James Franklin or Mike Leach would change their approach due to all the cameras around in practice.
Do you think a Hard Knocks style show would work for college football?