March 24th, 2014 11:30 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Alabama, Auburn, Former Alabama, Jesse Palmer
The roster of SEC Network personnel continues to grow as its August launch date draws closer and closer. Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy has given up on his NFL dreams after a three-year stint with the Jets and Bengals and signed on with ESPN as an analyst for its new start-up channel.
He is the sixth on-air personality to be named so far joining Brent Musburger (lead play-by-play man), Joe Tessitore (top studio host), Paul Finebaum (commentator who’s daily radio show will be simulcast on the channel), Jesse Palmer (lead color analyst) and Tim Tebow (analyst).
In the state of Alabama, there’s really only one question when it comes to McElroy and his new gig — How will he cover Auburn?
“I hope they know that when I go down there, I’ll be going with a very professional manner. I’ll be going to cover the game and be unbiased and tell what I really think. I think the world of every one of those schools and there’s not one school I like more than any other. Of course, I went to the University of Alabama and I loved my time there, but at this point going forward, I’ll have an unbiased opinion and will enjoy covering the game in a neutral way.”
To date that’s two Florida alums and one from Alabama. More ex-SEC players will likely be coming on board between now and the network’s launch date. Think that will lead to any complaints or yelps about bias this fall? Naaaaaah.
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