June 3rd, 2011 12:33 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: Burke Magnus, ESPN, Urban Meyer, VP
How’d you like to hear former Florida coach Urban Meyer in the broadcast booth for one of your school’s games this fall? According to ESPN’s senior VP of college sports programming, that could happen.
“We have to pick our spots,” Burke Magnus told The Birmingham News’ Jon Solomon. “We don’t want to put the conference or an institution in an uncomfortable spot based on his history at Florida or otherwise, but he certainly knows the league.”
Meyer is expected to be used as both a studio analyst and a game analyst at times this fall.
Magnus made it clear that Meyer might not wind up calling Auburn games, for example, due to the rumors and accusations that flew back and forth as part of the Cam Newton hubbub last fall.
“We’ll make sure we’re smart about it.”
In other words, don’t expect to hear Meyer doing any Pac-12 games involving Lane Kiffin’s USC team either.
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