SEC Network has set its studio and game commentator roster for the 2015 season. The network ushers in its second football season with a deep returning line-up of commentators and three new studio analysts. Former Southeastern Conference standouts Chris Doering, Jabari Greer and Clint Stoerner are joining the team to provide in-studio analysis on Saturdays and throughout the week in SEC Now.
New Hires and Studio Line-Up
SEC Network’s three new analysts are well known for their football careers in the SEC and will bring their on-field playing experience to commentary surrounding the network’s exclusive college football games.
- Chris Doering: Florida Hall of Fame wide receiver with three SEC Championships (1993, 1994, 1995) and seven years in the NFL
- Jabari Greer: A two-sport athlete at Tennessee, breaking Volunteer records in both football and track & field; played ten years in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2010
- Clint Stoerner: Arkansas quarterback, played in the NFL for five years for the Dallas Cowboys (4) and Miami Dolphins (1)
The trio will join a rotation of studio commentators that includes returning analysts Booger McFarland, a two-time Super Bowl winning defensive lineman and first team All-American at LSU, and Matt Stinchcomb, first round draft pick and two time All-American at Georgia. The line-up will rotate throughout the week on the network’s news & information show SEC Now, and for halftime shows and wraps on football Saturdays, all from the Charlotte, N.C. studios.
SEC Network’s traveling pregame show SEC Nation returns for its sophomore season Saturday, Sept. 5, at Arkansas, with host Joe Tessitore, second-year analyst Marcus Spears, radio host Paul Finebaum, reporter Kaylee Hartung and the addition of the 2010 BCS National Championship quarterback Greg McElroy (previously providing commentary in-studio). In addition to their traveling role on SEC Nation, McElroy and Spears will also appear regularly on SEC Now and The Paul Finebaum Show.
SEC Network’s 45 exclusive football games will be voiced by a full returning line-up. The first three weeks of SEC games at noon, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. were announced earlier this summer.
Legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger, ESPN analyst and Good Morning America contributor Jesse Palmer and sideline reporter Maria Taylor continue as the network’s lead commentating team for a second season. Analysts Andre Ware and Stinchcomb are set to switch booth partners, with Missouri alumni Tom Hart calling games alongside Heisman Winner Ware, and play-by-play veteran Dave Neal with Stinchcomb.
Full list of ESPN commentating teams here.
First three weeks of college football scheduled on SEC Network:
|Thu, Sept 3||8 p.m.||Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt||SEC Network|
|Sat, Sept 5||Noon||Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia||SEC Network|
|Noon||Tennessee-Martin at Ole Miss||SEC Network Alternate|
|4 p.m.||Bowling Green at Tennessee (from Nashville)||SEC Network|
|4 p.m.||Southeast Missouri State at Missouri||SEC Network Alternate|
|7:30 p.m.||New Mexico State at Florida||SEC Network|
|7:30 p.m.||McNeese State at LSU||SEC Network Alternate|
|Sat, Sept 12||Noon||Jacksonville State at Auburn||SEC Network|
|4 p.m.||Middle Tennessee at Alabama||SEC Network|
|4 p.m.||Toledo at Arkansas (from Little Rock)||SEC Network Alternate|
|7:30 p.m.||Kentucky at South Carolina||SEC Network|
|Sat, Sept 19||Noon||Nevada at Texas A&M||SEC Network|
|4 p.m.||Northwestern State at Mississippi State||SEC Network|
|4 p.m.||Austin Peay at Vanderbilt||SEC Network Alternate|
|7:30 p.m.||Florida at Kentucky||SEC Network|
Full SEC football schedule for first three weeks here
The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,400 live events the first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. The network has 70 million subscribers in the US and is also available in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa via ESPN Player, ESPN’s sports streaming service in the region. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events via WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.