Tim Tebow returns to ESPN this Saturday, Sept. 12 as an SEC Network college football analyst. Tebow resumes his role on the network’s two-hour traveling pregame show, SEC Nation. The show is live from Nashville, on the Vanderbilt campus, beginning at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT) prior the Georgia at Vanderbilt football game.
“Tim quickly developed into an excellent analyst last year, and we were not shy about acknowledging his home at ESPN should he be available to return,” said John Wildhack, ESPN Executive Vice President.
SEC Nation debuted its second season last Saturday, Sept. 5, at Arkansas (ESPN Images), with host Joe Tessitore, analyst Marcus Spears, ESPN Radio’s Paul Finebaum, reporter Kaylee Hartung and new to SEC Nation, analyst Greg McElroy. With Tebow’s return, the show will now feature three National Championship winning analysts with a total of five SEC Championship wins (2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009) between the trio.
ESPN Images: Photos of Tebow on 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 1,500 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. 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.