College Football Hall of Fame coach John Robinson, began his association with Sports USA in its inaugural season in 1998. The former head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, USC Trojans and UNLV Rebels has provided game analysis for both NFL and college football broadcasts. During his two stints with USC (1976-82 and 1993-97), Robinson won the 1978 national championship, coached two Heisman Trophy winners (Charles White and Marcus Allen), was named the 1979 “National Coach of the Year” and went 9-1 in bowl games, which is the best mark in NCAA history. Robinson coached the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL for nine seasons (1983-91) and is still the winningest coach in franchise history. He reached the NFL playoffs six times, including two appearances in the NFC Championship Game. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
Gary Barnett, the 1995 “College Football Coach of the Year,” joined Sports USA in 2006 as the network’s primary college football analyst. Barnett was the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes for seven years (1999-2005). During his tenure in Boulder, he led the Buffaloes to four Big 12 Conference North Division titles and five bowl appearances. He took over at Colorado after seven years at Northwestern (1992-98), where he was a two-time Big Ten “Coach of the Year.” Barnett’s 1995 Wildcats won the Big Ten Conference championship and played in the 1996 Rose Bowl, which was the first appearance in Pasadena for Northwestern since 1949.
Doug Plank joined Sports USA in 2004. Plank played college football at Ohio State in the early 1970’s under legendary coach Woody Hayes, participating in three consecutive Rose Bowls before going to the NFL. Drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1975, Plank was their staring safety for eight seasons. The famous “46 Defense”, created by Buddy Ryan, was named for Plank’s jersey number and his aggressive style of play. Plank briefly put his broadcasting career on hold in 2008 to return to the sidelines as an assistant coach for Ohio State and the New York Jets, before returning to Sports USA in 2011.
Charles Arbuckle joined Sports USA as an NFL and college football analyst in 2005. Arbuckle was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the 1990 NFL draft as a tight end, and went on to play four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. Since 2005, Arbuckle has worked as a studio host and game analyst for ESPN and ESPNU. A three-year starter and two-time All-American tight end at UCLA, Arbuckle is 16th on UCLA’s all-time receptions list. He played for Hall of Fame coach Terry Donahue.
Hank Bauer, who spent 27 years as a player, coach, and broadcaster for the San Diego Chargers joined Sports USA as an NFL analyst in 2015. Bauer spent seven years as a player in the NFL, his last six with San Diego, establishing himself as one of the top special teamers in the league. He was a two time NFL Special Teams Player of the Year, and his 52 special teams tackles in 1981 set an NFL record that still stands today. After suffering a broken neck and retiring in 1982, Bauer was the Chargers running backs and special teams coach from 1983-1986. He became the team’s radio analyst in 1998 and held that position for 17 years.
Mark Carrier was a 2 time All-American at USC, and the Jim Thorpe award winner as the nation top Defensive Back in the country. Drafted in the first round by the Chicago Bears in the 1990 draft, the former Rookie of Year and 3-time Pro bowler went on to play 11 seasons with the Bears, Lions, and Redskins. After his playing career, he coached in the NFL for 10 seasons with Ravens, Jets and Bengals. Mark joined Sports USA in 2016 as an NFL analyst.