Tony Barnhart will join CBS College Sports Network as the host of a primetime college football talk show in September.
"Mr. College Football" will host The Tony Barnhart Show, kicking off on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. (ET). The one-hour program will feature Barnhart, who spent 24 years covering the sport at the Atlanta Constitution Journal before stepping down last fall, debating and analyzing hot topics facing college football on and off the field.
The show, which will air each Tuesday throughout the college pigskin season, will also include an array of high-profile guests from the ranks of coaches, administrators, writers, broadcasters and former players.
Barnhart has served as a contributor on College Football Today, the CBS Sports pre-game, halftime and post-game college football studio show, since 2004 alongside Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman.
"Tony Barnhart is recognized as one of the premier journalists in college football," said CBS Sports executive vice president of programming Mike Aresco in a statement. "We are excited to offer him a new platform to share his knowledge and opinions with our viewers. The Tony Barnhart Show will become a must-watch for college football fans."
Noted Barnhart: "I can't tell you how thrilled and excited I am about this opportunity at CBS College Sports Network. When we first started talking about this project our goal was to put together a college football show on Tuesday nights that people will be talking about the rest of the week. With the help of Mike Aresco, Brian Jones and all the other talented people at CBS College Sports, that is what we will do. I can't wait to get started."