Former college football coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis have joined ESPN as studio analysts, according to the network’s roster of more than 100 on-air hosts, play-by-play announcers, analysts and reporters released Thursday. The list includes the new SEC Network, which is being operated by ESPN.
Brown, a former Texas coach, will work on ABC with host John Saunders and analyst Danny Kanell, who will continue to work a Friday night game, while Davis, a former Miami and North Carolina coach, will be on ESPN2 with host Adnan Virk and analyst Robert Smith.
Chris Fowler, who called ESPN’s Thursday night college football series from 2006 to 2009, will join returning analyst Kirk Herbstreit and reporter Heather Cox on the weekly “Saturday Night Football” series on ABC. He will continue to host “College GameDay” with analysts Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt and Gene Wojciechowski.
Veteran broadcaster Brent Musburger, analyst Jesse Palmer and reporter Maria Taylor will be the lead team for SEC Network telecasts. Palmer will also continue to work on ESPN’s Thursday night series with Rece Davis, Pollack and Ponder.
Todd McShay, a college football and NFL Draft analyst, will join Sean McDonough and analyst Chris Spielman as a sideline analyst on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Saturday game telecasts.
Joe Tessitore, who will host the SEC Network’s “SEC Nation” from an SEC campus 9-11 a.m. every Saturday, will return to call a weekly night game on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC with analyst Brock Huard and reporter Shannon Spake. He will work “SEC Nation” with Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum and Kaylee Hartung.
Two new teams for ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC telecasts include Mark Jones, analyst Rod Gilmore and reporter Jessica Mendoza, and Bob Wischusen, analyst Matt Millen and reporter Quint Kessenich.
ESPN’s broadcast team assignments for 2014
Saturday Night Football: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox (reporter).
ESPN Primetime: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe (reporter).
ESPN or ESPN2 Prime Time: Joe Tessitore, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake (reporter).
ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC: Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Jessica Mendoza (reporter).
ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay (reporter).
ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill (reporter).
ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, Paul Carcaterra (reporter).
ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Jeannine Edwards (reporter).
ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC: Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen, Quint Kessenich (reporter).
ESPNU: Anis Shroff, Kelly Stouffer, Cara Capuano (reporter).
ESPNU: Adam Amin, John Congemi.
ESPNU: Clay Matvick, Anthony Becht.
ESPNEWS: Eamon McAnaney, Dan Hawkins.
ESPNEWS: Mike Couzens, Rene Ingoglia.
ESPN Thursday night: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder (reporter).
ESPN or ESPN2 Friday: Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams (reporter).
ESPN or ESPN2 Tuesday or Wednesday: Dave Lamont, Desmond Howard.
ESPNU Thursday: Mark Neely, Jay Walker.
SEC Network: Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor.
SEC Network: Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge.
SEC Network: Tom Hart, Matt Stinchomb, Heather Mitts.