Last week, we chronicled the loss of top writing talent at including Bruce Feldman who’s going to Fox. Well, CBS has tapped one writer who could replace Feldman and has plenty of experience in covering college football.

He’s Jon Solomon from the Birmingham (AL) News who announced yesterday that he’s joining later this month.

Solomon has covered Alabama and SEC football for the past eight years as a columnist and enterprise reporter and has developed many contacts over the years. Before joining the Birmingham News, Solomon covered Clemson for two South Carolina newspapers.

While it won’t totally offset the amount of talent that has left, it does bring one respected reporter into CBS’ fold and helps to re-establish some credibility from Feldman’s departure.

Whether it leads to more hires at CBS or just temporarily plugs the leak, that is anybody’s guess.

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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