NBC Network making massive changes to Notre Dame football coverage: Collingsworth OUT/Hicks is BACK/The Eagle has LANDED!!!

NBC making massive change to Notre Dame football coverage
from Clark Dalton, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

NBC is making a major change to its college football coverage.

Andrew Marchand of The Athletic reported Jac Collinsworth is out as the Notre Dame play-by-play voice. Dan Hicks will replace him, and Jason Garrett will remain as lead analyst. Hicks called Fighting Irish games a decade ago but is better known for his PGA Tour coverage.

Next fall, NBC will have Noah Eagle — son of CBS play-by-play voice Ian — and Todd Blackledge serve as its No. 1 college football broadcast team. Marchand added the pair garnered positive reviews on the Big Ten and NFL games they’ve called. The duo will mainly focus on Big Ten prime-time contests, but they’ll switch to Notre Dame if its game is viewed as the better matchup.

Collinsworth — the son of “Sunday Night Football” analyst Cris — earned the job despite little play-by-play experience. The Notre Dame alum failed to make a strong impression and received heavy criticism due to the family name. In 2023, he and Garrett ranked last in Awful Announcing’s reader rankings of national college football announcers.
Clearly, NBC is making this move to make room for Eagle, casting him as its new budding star with a strong pedigree.

Collinsworth, 29, will continue to serve as a reporter for “Sunday Night Football” and the Olympics. He will also call college football and basketball games on Peacock to gain more play-by-play experience.
This isn’t ideal for Collinsworth, but it could be a bump in the road. He held on to other prominent roles and will probably continue to advance and grow throughout the rest of his career.

One thought on “NBC Network making massive changes to Notre Dame football coverage: Collingsworth OUT/Hicks is BACK/The Eagle has LANDED!!!

  1. I heard the eagle has landed on WTOB – Great station, finally LIVE DJS in the night and more :-)))

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