News from college football broadcasting:
Verne Lundquist steps down from SEC ON CBS following 2016 season. Brad Nessler to succeed Lundquist starting in 2017 https://t.co/o4cehY3Gm7— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) May 31, 2016
Lundquist isn't Keith Jackson, but he's been a great voice of the sport for decades. He has lost a bit off of his fastball, so this isn't a huge surprise, but it's good that he will continue to work in other sports (as explained by the article) and that he will get a proper farewell.
Surprising that they've announced the succession plan so far in advance. It's probably good, though. I had missed (or forgotten) the Nessler news in the flood of ESPN departures and this is a great landing for him. He's solid. And he is teaming back up with Gary Danielson, who can be obnoxious but is also extremely good at color analysis.
They were very good together. My memories of, for example, the 1999 Michigan-Penn State game are very fond (EDIT: Still fond memories, but as a couple of posters pointed out, Musberger was paired with Danielson at this game).