Former ESPN college football analyst Danny Kanell will be adding another gig this fall, and some college football fans aren't thrilled about it. Kanell will be calling a handful of games for CBS Sports.
Why are some fans upset? Well, Kanell is a major SEC hater. Most of the games that CBS broadcasts every fall are SEC games. So Kanell is joining a network whose main cash cow is SEC contests.
Kanell played at Florida State and routinely favors the ACC in his commentary on college football. At ESPN, he was one of the few advocates for the conference - while most of the coverage goes to the SEC.
CBS also announced that Ross Tucker will be calling some games. Kevin Carter is also joining the network, and Amanda Balionis will become a sideline reporter.
Here's the announcement and some reaction:
The announcement is highlighted by the addition of game analysts Danny Kanell, a current CBS Sports HQ analyst and former Florida State quarterback, and Ross Tucker, who starred at Princeton University. Kevin Carter, who was an All-American defensive end with Florida, will join CBS Sports Network as an in-studio analyst.
Kanell was once one of ESPN's most prominent college football personalities. He also co-hosted a radio show with Ryen Russillo. He was laid off last spring as part of ESPN's massive cost-cutting measures.