It’s been a year of shakeup for ESPN.
Today, the network announced the replacements for long-time broadcaster Brent Musberger, and his Saturday night broadcast partner Jesse Palmer. To get their fix, SEC football fans will now be tuning in to the stylings of Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic, and Tom Hart.
The three of them each bring something different to the table in terms of football and broadcasting prowess. Together, ESPN hopes they will make a dynamic team. They’ll have big shoes to replace.
Musberger is a legend in his field, and voluntarily retired to pursue a sports gambling venture in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Palmer is being reassigned elsewhere in the network.
You might remember Jordan Rodgers as the football slinging quarterback at Vanderbilt in 2011, and 2012. He’ll be joining to industry veterans in Cubelic and Hart, who appear to be excited about the partnership. Both have been with the SEC Network since its launch prior to the 2014 season.
The SEC Saturday evening game is considered prime time, and is one of the most watched games every weekend. For all involved, this is a huge step up.