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Nick Saban Joining ESPN’s ‘College Gameday’ as Analyst

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Less than a month after his shocking retirement, longtime Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is getting back to work in the world of college football.

However, you won’t find him prowling the sidelines or ripping headsets off and chucking them out to the numbers. No, instead, Saban will join the cast of ESPN’s College Gameday as an analyst.

There, Saban will join host Rece Davis, analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and Pat McAfee, according to ESPN Press Room. ESPN PR also eluded to the fact that Saban will also “contribute to ESPN’s extensive, multi-day NFL Draft coverage, and make appearances tied to SEC Media Days across ESPN platforms, including SEC Network.”


“ESPN and College GameDay have played such an important role in the growth of college football, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to join their team,” said Saban. “I’ll do my best to offer additional insights and perspectives to contribute to College GameDay, the ultimate Saturday tradition for college football fans.”

ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro also commented on the addition of one of the most decorated names in college football history, noting that it adds even more credibility to one of the best college football shows on the market.

“Nick Saban is a singular, iconic presence in college football,” Pitaro said. “He is also an extremely gifted communicator, who will immediately add even more credibility, authority, and entertainment value to ESPN, including our esteemed College GameDay show.”

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