Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie will replace Mike Mayock as lead analyst for NBC’s broadcasts of Notre Dame home games. Nate Scott of USA Today reported the story.
It’s definitely a bit odd that Flutie is the man replacing Mayock on these broadcasts, even though he has been working as a TV analyst for NBC and NBC Sports Network since 2011. Before his professional career both in the NFL and Canadian Football League, Flutie played college ball at Boston College, another Catholic university that Notre Dame used to play annually in the game known as “The Holy War.”
It just so happens that the two schools are playing each other again this season after a two-year hiatus, in a game set to take place at Fenway Park on November 21. Flutie will be in the broadcast booth for that game, set to be shown on NBC Sports Network, so it will be interesting to see how well he maintains his impartiality given the history attached to him and BC, as seen below.
But the fact of the matter is that Flutie is an excellent football mind who has proven he can hold his own as a broadcaster and should be a fine addition to Notre Dame broadcasts.
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