"Dear Football: The Path Back"

College Conferences and Governing Bodies Special Feature 2021

Duration 4:00

Production notes: “Dear Football” is a serialized ode to Pac-12 football that aired each week during the 2020 college football season. The six-episode series married spoken word, game footage and in-depth analysis for a uniquely artistic perspective on a football season unlike any our student-athletes, coaches, programs, and fans had ever experienced. Each short feature was created to speak directly to student-athletes. This past season was full of unexpected moments, ranging from the postponement of the entire season, to ever-changing health and safety protocols, to rescheduling games and opponents, sometimes at a moment’s notice. The goal of this series was to remind student-athletes that above everything that was out of their control remained the game that they love, and that amid the chaotic 2020 season, their mindset, focus, and time on the field could be controlled and celebrated. In each short feature, "Dear Football" spotlighted upcoming matchups and illuminated the paths to a Pac-12 football title. Yogi Roth’s rhythmic writing offered fans insight into each program’s 2020 story and built a crescendo each week as stars emerged, coached modeled incredible leadership, programs shone, and unpredictable finishes became the norm. Production staff: Producer/Talent - Yogi Roth Producer/Editor - Jack Winton Director - Erwin Tugadi