Read an article on ESPN a few weeks ago about how ND was restructuring their commercial agreements with NBC to accomodate their new up-tempo offense.
I don't know if it was a regional (I'm in HHI, south carolina this week) but the commercial timing was horrible. On at least 2 occaisions they went to commercial right in the middle of a drive. With 10 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, the game was on and then BAM, commercials. End of the quarter is a good time for a commericial, but with our offence I spent the next 2 minutes wondering if I missed a TD or if our drive would be over.
Did the coverage up north have the same issues? I hope its something ESPN either had opening week jitters with, or can get fixed quickly! (I know ND is next week, so at least NBC will be prepared :-P )