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Verne Lundquist Stepping Down From SEC On CBS After Season

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Im baaaaaack.  Took some time off to enjoy life a little bit, did I miss anything?

Kidding aside, had to come back to speak about a legend.  Old Man Verne

(CBSSports) –  Verne Lundquist’s iconic post as the lead voice of ‘SEC on CBS’ will come to a close at the end of the 2016 season with Brad Nessler set to take his spot on the broadcast team alongside lead analyst Gary Danielson and reporter Allie LaForce.

Though Lundquist is leaving the SEC on CBS booth, he will continue to be a fixture of CBS Sports’ coverage of major events through his continued work in college basketball and golf.

“Verne has set the standard for college football broadcasting,” said CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus. “Together with Gary Danielson, he has played a key role in making the SEC on CBS the highest-rated college football package in America. After an incredible 17 years, he will be handing the reigns off to Brad, who in his own right is highly acclaimed and respected as one of the premier play-by-play broadcasters in the business. I am very pleased that Verne will still have a prominent role in our college basketball and major championship golf coverage. We are fortunate to have one more football season to appreciate Verne’s one-of-a-kind storytelling as we pave the way for a seamless and smooth transition to Brad.”

Thank goodness we will still have him for college hoops and golf, but he will definitely be missed on Saturday afternoons.

Has he lost a little on his fastball?  Sure, happens to the best of us.  But Id still take an old rambling Verne over most of the others out there.  I could take or leave Danielson, but Nessler will have some big shoes to fill.

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