As the launch of the SEC Network creeps closer everyday, more and more information regarding the new platform is being released. On Wednesday, fans learned that Hall of Fame broadcaster Brent Musburger and up-and-coming commentator Jesse Palmer would be joining forces. The two have been named the network’s main announcing team for college football games, according to the Southeastern Conference.
ESPN’s executive vice president for programming and production, John Wildhack, is excited about his new tag team:
“Brent Musburger is a cultural icon who has been guiding fans through many of sport’s most spectacular moments for decades. His big-game performance and unmistakable style will elevate our football coverage on the SEC Network. Serving as the definitive play-by-play voice for this major network launch represents an exciting new chapter in his legendary career and reinforces our commitment and investment in the SEC Network.”
“Jesse Palmer has quickly established himself as one of college football’s most insightful, entertaining and dedicated analysts. As a former SEC quarterback, he brings the perfect combination of playing experience and deep conference knowledge to the SEC Network. Partnering him with Brent on this new national platform will create a memorable booth for college football fans everywhere.”
So to recap, the SEC Network is throwing the former “Bachelor” and the man who put Katherine Webb on the map into the same booth to commentate SEC football games. I’m not sure if guys, girls or ESPN is most excited about this.