- Feb 12, 2012
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Yeah was thinking Drew would start off as Studio Analyst.This was the arrangement back when he signed the contract with NBC last year. Pair with Tirico for ND games and build chemistry so they can step right in when Michaels and Collinsworth move aside. I believe they’ll still have Drew in the studio as an analyst for the Sunday night show until taking that step too.
Kirk Herbstreit certainly identifies with post-playing career classification. Although, despite the temptation to knock or snidely call out Herb's lack of pro success, in terms of becoming one of NCAAF's best play-by-play announcers, he had to work his arse off and almost into the ground when he first began covering old ESPN SEC Thursday Night and late Saturday night SEC games between Kentucky/Vanderbilt or Ole Miss/South Carolina B or C games back in the late 1990's. There's a newer, younger generation of NCAAF fans who are unaware of how long and how low down on the totem pole Kirk Herbstreit was when he began working ESPN NCAAF games. So, while I do find him somewhat annoying and occasionally a homer for certain preordained teams(his alma mater, Alabama, here's looking at you), its difficult to not at least acknowledge, state how much hard work, professional and personal sacrifices and perseverance he put into being apart of NCAAF's #1 color commentating team.Yeah was thinking Drew would start off as Studio Analyst.
Seems wierd having a HOF Qb call a college game. Usually Quarterbacks who were great in College but maybe average to below in the NFL do college.