Media: Nessler gets OSU-Texas gig

by Mel Bracht Modified: October 24, 2008 at 8:23 am •  Published: October 24, 2008
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Stuck out in Big Ten country for most of the season, Brad Nessler can hardly wait to broadcast his first Big 12 football game this season. It will be a doozy at that.

ABC has assigned its top Saturday afternoon crew of Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire and Stacey Dales to the No. 7 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Texas game, which will go to 44 percent of the country.

"If this one lives up to the billing, it could be as much fun as we’ve had all year,” Nessler said. "Sometimes they don’t. This is the best Oklahoma State team I can remember seeing.”

Nessler, 52, who lives in Atlanta, said he is excited about the match-up of top quarterbacks, Colt McCoy of Texas and Zac Robinson of OSU, in the quarterback-rich Big 12.

"I was talking with Mike Gundy. I said, ‘Your guy is so good that if he’s in any other conference, he’s a Heisman candidate. Nobody even mentions him in this conference because of all the other guys.’”

McCoy, considered to be the leading Heisman candidate, has passed for 1,894 yards and 19 touchdowns with an outstanding 81 percent completion rate.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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