Wednesday, June 27, 2012

David Pollack lands Craig James old job at ESPN.

David Pollack(right, in shorts) with Jason Seahorn.
Congratulations are in order for  former Georgia Bulldog legend and ESPN analyst David Pollack, whom the WWL has tapped to replace the never-popular Craig James on its Thursday night college football broadcasts. He's described by ESPN coordinating producer Ed Placey as being "a playful antagonist," which is a pretty ambiguous description in the hands of a WWL employee.

Pollack has certainly come a long way since his days as a linebacker in Athens, where he and his roommate, UGA quarterback David Greene, became arguably the most beloved players behind Hershel Walker in recent Bulldog history. His career in the NFL playing for the Cincinnati Bengals was cut short after suffering a neck injury in a game against the Cleveland Browns. (Which is enough reason for me to hope Cleveland never, EVER, Ever gets to the Super Bowl). His career in sports broadcasting began at 790 The Zone in Atlanta, and led to his current gig with ESPN in 2009.

Pollack will be joined by his Palmer & Pollack partner Jesse Palmer and Reese Davis in the broadcast booth. 

(via USA Today)

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