Season three of The Drive: Pac-12 Football will feature Utah and Oregon State, Pac-12 Networks' President Lydia Murphy-Stephans announced today.
The "docu-series" will consist of 30-minute episodes featuring both teams and airing weekly across all seven Pac-12 Networks throughout the fall. A Pac-12 Networks' production crew will begin following the Utes at the start of training camp in August and will give viewers behind-the-scenes access throughout the entire season.
"We are honored to be selected as a featured team on The Drive this season," said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. "It is great national exposure for our program and allows us to get our team in front of a lot of people and let them see what Utah football is all about."
Heading into its third season, The Drive has featured three Pac-12 teams - Arizona State, California and UCLA - through the highs and lows that come in the quest for a Pac-12 championship. From moments at home with family and friends to time spent in the classroom and on campus, fans receive a complete picture of life during the college football season for individuals in and around the program.
With all of the offseason drama surrounding Utah coaches Kalani Sitake and Ilaisa Tuiaki heading to Oregon State, it is interesting that both teams are featured in the same season. The Beavers almost seem to be riding Utah's proverbial coattails since they hired former Utah defensive coordinator Gary Anderson to be their new head coach. Utah's new "rival" will share the spotlight with the Utes for The Drive this season. The coverage of the matchup leading up to, during, and after their Halloween matchup at Rice-Eccles Stadium should be very interesting television.
Pac-12 Networks' Senior Coordinating Producer Michael Tolajian will again lead the production team that features Emmy Award-winning producer Jim Jorden and Pac-12 Networks' analyst Yogi Roth.
More information season three of The Drive, including debut date and time will be announced later. Additionally, fans can visit Pac-12.com/content/drive-pac-12-football for more Drive content including airdates, exclusive trailers, outtakes and more.