The SEC Network’s marquee college football game each Saturday night, will feature a new broadcasting team this season. According to an ESPN press release, former SEC starting quarterback Jordan Rodgers and offensive lineman Cole Cubelic, both who were team captains, will be the analysts, with Rodgers in the booth and Cubelic at field level. Familiar SEC voice Tom Hart will call the play-by-play each week. The trio takes over for Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, and Kaylee Hartung who called games for the franchise last season.
Rodgers moves to a regular game analyst position following a great first year with the SEC Network. During his rookie year, Rodgers was a game analyst on multiple SEC game telecasts, including at Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee and, his alma mater, Vanderbilt.
“This past year has been a blast,” said Rodgers. “I am thankful that SEC Network afforded me a variety of opportunities which has set me up for an expanded role in my second year. Tom and Cole are great broadcasters and even better guys. I have watched them for years and look forward to working and learning from the both of them throughout the year.
“Overall, there is very little in my life I enjoy more than college football. Now as a game analyst, I look forward to traveling throughout the SEC, being around the best college football atmosphere each week and providing fans my own perspective of the game.”
After spending their first two seasons with other broadcast partners, Hart and Cubelic called games together throughout the 2016 season, which concluded in Nashville, Tenn., at the Music City Bowl where the SEC was victorious, as Tennessee defeated Nebraska. Throughout their careers, the two have worked games in nearly every single SEC stadium.
Prior to SEC Network, Hart and Cubelic called college football games on a variety of ESPN’s networks. Today, both continue to be utilized across ESPN’s networks, including ABC, during the college football season in addition to their regular SEC Network roles.
“Jordan, Tom and Cole will be a great complement to each other,” said SEC Network coordinating producer Steve Ackels. “Tom’s extensive knowledge of the overall production allows him to be our leader in the booth, dictating the action while setting up Jordan and Cole to inform, educate and entertain the viewers. Then, with Jordan and Cole’s knowledge of the league as players combined with their preparation as analysts, SEC Saturday Night will be a great telecast once again this season.”