"Awful Announcing" Crew for Michigan @ Wisconsin 2017

Submitted by markusr2007 on November 16th, 2017 at 11:37 PM

Here is the announcing crew for Michigan @ Wisconsin, as well as other games, tomorrow:


Noon EST -  Michigan at Wisconsin (FOX):  Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft
(Compass Media) Jesse Agler, Chad Brown

Gus & Joel:


Jenny Taft:


Jesse Agler:


Chad Brown, PAC-12 Analyst ?:


Gus and Joel are known quantities up in the booth. I liked their work during the OK State vs TCU game.

Big upgrade over Matt Millen and the Glen Masonry job at Maryland last Saturday.


Sparty vs. Maryland gets Tim Brando-ooh & Spencer Tillman this week, so:





Leaders And Best

November 17th, 2017 at 12:17 AM ^

There would be no confusion if the thread title weren't terrible. Why does the "Awful Announcing" even need to be in the thread title? It's not like it is some kind of real reporting being done here where the source is needed. "Gus & Klatt crew working Michigan @ Wisconsin." Done.

And this was pretty much a given anyway seeing it is the only ranked matchup in college football this weekend.


November 17th, 2017 at 5:49 PM ^

I honestly can't figure out if he's doing this intentionally.  Some of his titles are just terrible but some are good:


Good: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/michigan-purdue-game-announcers-fox-joe-dav…

Bad: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/awful-announcing-2017-michigan-penn-state-f…

Terrible: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/awful-announcing-crew-michigan-maryland-2017


November 16th, 2017 at 11:46 PM ^

They are arguably the best play-by-play and color guy out there today. Klatt is a former quarterback and they tend to make pretty damn good college football color analysts.

Yet - and I really have to say this, the roster of literate and  tolerable college football announcers across all networks is pretty poor these days.  And that's really sad.

But yes I AM HAPPY WE GOT GUS this weekend.


November 17th, 2017 at 1:18 PM ^

but I cringe every time I see anything Ohio State.  It is hard for me to even have conversations with family or friends that are OSU fans.  It really is the dumbest thing ever too because it is just a game.  I have tried to remove the hatred I have for them, but I am beginning to think it is impossible.  It also makes my stomach turn not seeing a single highlight of Michigan's in the best moments of Gus Johnson above.  For sanity sake, this fan base needs Harbaugh to take the next  step next year and reach the Big 10 Championship game.  Maybe I am just speaking for myself, but I highly doubt I am.  If we could just beat OSU next week, my mood would probably take a 180 regarding outlook.



November 17th, 2017 at 1:03 AM ^

When Tillman was last doing color for the UM vs. Rutgers game, I kept wondering just how bad it could get. So serious question: how much do you suppose they pay these guys? Wouldn't you think these would be coveted jobs, and that they could find someone better without too much trouble? It's almost like Tilman is trying to say brainless things. 


November 16th, 2017 at 11:43 PM ^

Maybe its because there are so many games on TV now . Doesnt seem like the announcers want to try to do a good job and bring any insight . Its like they just want to know enough about the two teams playing ,  get through the game , then do the same the next week . 


November 17th, 2017 at 8:00 PM ^

Or maybe there's no more insight to be brought by the announcers after the proliferation of the internet and blogs like this one have completely flooded every fan with as much info as possible which is a good thing. It Just doesn't leave much left over for the announcers who spend what a day around the team before the game.

Ghost of Fritz…

November 17th, 2017 at 6:47 AM ^

week's thread about the crew before the Maryland game.

The answer then:  Bob Greise and Keith Jackson is the only crew that everybody on this board likes.

Honestly, I can't think of a crew working CFB these days that comes close, though Tirico is pretty good.

Personally, I would prefer if they would try to find guys that could break down the technical aspects and explain the OC and DC chess match a lot better.