As sad as it made me to say goodbye to my compatriot and good friend over the past three years, Ben Kercheval, late last week, I’m equally excited (pictured) as to the direction CFT has taken over the past several days.
Specifically, NBCSports.com has been kind enough to hire a pair of established college football writers — don’t get a big head, Ben; it doesn’t take two people to replace you — to help with CFT’s coverage during the 2013 season: Chris Huston and Kevin McGuire.
Huston, who you may now better as the “Heisman Pundit,” is formerly a CBSSports.com writer and is best known for his site, HeismanPundit.com, which is viewed as one of the leading Heisman sites in the country. Chris can be found on Twitter @HeismanPundit.
McGuire, a member of both the Football Writers Association and National Football Foundation, manages Crystal Ball Run and has covered college football on a national level for the past several years. You can follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
Kevin will begin his CFT tour of duty this evening, while Chris will come aboard Saturday, just in time for the meat of the season-opening weekend.
So, join me in welcoming both Chris and Kevin to the CFT team and, please dear readers, treat them gently and with kindness. Or treat them the way you treat me and treated Ben. Whichever extreme is fine. Your call.