Could the final BCS Championship also been the final game Brent Musburger calls for ESPN?
Nothing is certain yet, but SI media columnist Richard Deitsch offered this Sunday night:
As first reported by James Andrew Miller, Musburger has been offered the job of lead college football announcer for the upcoming SEC Network, which debuts at the end of August. It is unclear whether Musburger will take that offer, as some sources I spoke with noted he is unhappy with how the process is shaking out. What seems clear is that Musburger is being pulled from the lead announcer spot for ABC’s Saturday Night Football, which is ESPN’s top game each week. (Musburger, via ESPN PR, turned down an interview request from SI.com. “He isn’t doing any interviews on the subject,” said an ESPN spokesperson.)
Deitsch offered up two possible replacements for Musberger for those primetime games: Chris Fowler and Rece Davis. If it’s Fowler, that could lead to a change for College GameDay (with Davis likely taking over as host). If it’s Davis, that could mean Joe Tessitore gets moved to Thursday night broadcasts, which means we could very well have #MACTion and the Tessitore Effect on back-to-back nights.
There’s a lot more good info on ESPN’s college football broadcast plans in Deitsch’s column — but one thing does appear certain: Change is coming to how you watch college football this coming season.