Like any good Navy fan, I am on the NAAA mailing list. Since you are all good Navy fans like I am, you probably received the same e-mail that I did yesterday– the one containing a press release announcing CBS College Sports’ college football coverage for the 2008 season. It starts out well enough, highlighting the new Inside College Football show that I assume will replace Crystal Ball. But then you get to the end, where next year’s game broadcasters are announced:
CBS College Sports Network returns top talent to broadcast the action this season. Former Notre Dame and NFL offensive lineman Aaron Taylor rejoins the network as a game and studio analyst. Taylor began his broadcasting career with CBS College Sports Network (then CSTV) in 2003. Taylor teams up with play-by-play announcer Carter Blackburn to broadcast the action throughout the season.
In addition, Trev Alberts returns as a game and studio analyst and will be paired with play-by-play voice Tom Hart. Former University of Texas and NFL linebacker Brian Jones returns as a studio analyst, along with former University of Georgia All-American David Pollack, who again serves as the network¹s SEC football expert.
At first, I assumed that it was a mistake on the part of CBS to forget to add the Pete Medhurst-Scott Zolak team for Navy games. Unfortunately, it was not. Pete Medhurst, who has been doing Navy football on TV since the HDNet days, will not be calling games on TV this year.
Horrible, horrible move, CBS. Pete is the television voice of Navy football. Nobody is more prepared. I hope the WNAV internet feed syncs up with the TV this year.