Drew Brees is NBC’s new Notre Dame game analyst, working with Mike Tirico (1 Viewer)

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I was talking about you yesterday, ozwego. I haven't seen your post in a short while. Glad you are back. Your hands will be full this few days.
 

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I think it's a perfect pairing for him, but I have no interest in watching Notre Dame football.
Likewise but I guess it's time for me to start. Hopefully this arrangement doesn't last long and he eventually works his way on to SNF
 

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Yeah, seems odd to use Brees for college games when he likely has little knowledge of what is going on in college football these days and when he has intimate knowledge of basically every team in the NFL.

Although I can see how this would allow him to develop as an analyst and how he might like only having to take trips to South Bend most weeks which would allow him more time with the family.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Beginning his new trade, along side Mike Tirico, probably the best in the business. Drew’s gonna be like a sponge and learn everything he can about broadcasting from Mike. I’d say NBC has Drew on the fast track to first team.
 

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Hopefully, the network higher-ups will love him so much they'll promote him out of broadcast hell onto the real games after only one season.

The only trouble is that Notre Dame alumni want the TV broadcasters to gush about how amazing all their players are, even when they're terrible, so I'm worried the Irish faithful may complain about him not being enough of a homer for them.
 

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Likewise but I guess it's time for me to start. Hopefully this arrangement doesn't last long and he eventually works his way on to SNF
Not gonna start for me. Will wait till he calls a Saints game. Not gonna watch a clown league run by a clown.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I'm sure somebody will fill me in on how he does. I will not be watching
 

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