In a move, that came as somewhat of a surprise, Urban has signed on to be an analyst for ESPN next College Football season. Urban will be utilized mainly on shows like College Football Live, but will also be calling one game a week for the “Leader”. Via ESPN….
As part of the agreement, Meyer will work a weekly regular-season game (specific assignment to be determined) and select post-season bowl games. He will also provide studio analysis throughout the year on ESPN’s daily College Football Live program; NFL Draft, spring games; and bowl games, including during the network’s on-site BCS coverage.
In addition, Meyer will contribute to ESPN’s popular Saturday morning College GameDay Built by The Home Depot series (from his game site), make weekly appearances on ESPN Radio, and provide analysis on SportsCenter and additional ESPN outlets.
“Football has played an extremely important role in my life for the past 25 years and ESPN has given me an incredible opportunity to join its world-class team and share my passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the game with fans across the country,” said Meyer.
Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production, added, “Coach Meyer brings a fresh voice and a contemporary knowledge of the game. As he showed during BCS coverage, his ability to communicate the strategic aspects of the game and his incredible track record for success will serve college football fans everywhere.”
I don’t really have anything against Meyer as a Coach or an analyst, but having to be in Connecticut multiple days out of the week and then be on-site for a random game each week, isn’t exactly devoting time to his family. But what do I know? It will be interesting to see who ESPN pairs him with. Heck, maybe they could train him to be a play-by-player since they have an opening. *Ahem* Ron Franklin!