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Post Ron Franklin on the move again

Friday June 29, 2007

Ron Franklin is still the voice of college football on television to me. He and Gottfried together on ESPN Saturday nights were pure gold, even better than the Blackledge-Lundquist team on CBS. Though Gottfried has declined (to the point of ESPNU), Franklin still seems to be a quality man in the booth.

Now Franklin, already moved down the pecking order to ESPN2 games, has been reassigned to ABC regional coverage. That makes his chances of calling a Georgia game in the near future virtually nil.

In all of the Munson talk last week, someone (I will try to find a link) mentioned Franklin as a possible addition to the Georgia broadcast booth after Larry finally hangs it up. I thought that a bit of a stretch given his national TV gig, but as he gets pushed further and further down the list at ABC/ESPN, I have to admit that the idea sounds pretty interesting.

Read on about other changes to the ESPN/ABC lineup.

Erin Andrews…really…Saturday afternoon on ESPN? And Sean McDonough, still complaining about a Bryan McClendon touchdown at Vandy in 2005…hope you enjoy Friday nights.

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