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There’s a New SEC Nation Crew

SEC Nation will look different in the fall of 2020 and it’s not just because of coronavirus.

The SEC Network’s live pregame show may or may not tour campuses across the conference this fall. That news has not yet been announced. What we do know is that the cast will not look the same.

Paul Finebaum will stick to his Monday-Friday show and join SportsCenter for live hits on Saturdays, but he will no longer be a part of the pregame program. Marcus Spears has outgrown the show as well and will focus more on NFL programming on ESPN in the fall.

Tasked to replace two people, SEC fans will see one familiar face each Saturday morning, Jordan Rogers. Like Kirk Herbstreit, he will provide analysis on the pregame show before stepping into the booth for the Saturday night primetime game. Rogers, Laura Rutledge and Tim Tebow will be sitting next to a TV newcomer this fall and unfortunately it’s not Shaun Alexander. Kentucky’s 1994 Mr. Football winner auditioned for the part but lost it to another former Alabama football player.

SBJ reports Roman Harper will join SEC Nation. Harper was a two-time All-SEC selection at Alabama when he played safety for the Crimson Tide from 2003-05. A second round selection in the 2006 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, he was a key member for their Super Bowl XLIV winning-team. Harper earned two Pro Bowl selections during his ten-year career that ended in 2016.

How will Harper perform on TV? It’s anybody’s guess. Based purely off position bias, the fewer quarterbacks and the more wide receivers and defensive backs, the better. The guys that fly around on the outside have the gift of gab when it comes to trash talk, adding an element of entertainment to what can sometimes be incredibly boring sports programming.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

18 Comments for There’s a New SEC Nation Crew

  1. ThankfulCat
    2:09 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    Wondering why KSR hasn’t covered the story about the noose in the NASCAR garage actually being a rope that had been there over a year???

    Not reporting the truth is the same as lying.

    • Irish son
      2:26 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

      Not reporting is not reporting

    • bigblue98
      3:05 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

      It wasn’t a rope, it was what appeared to be a noose. No one knows who put it there and when they did it, or if/what they intended. There’s your coverage – now shut the hell up about it. You’ve posted this about every d*mn time. Pay for a site and then go bit*h.

  2. pappageorgio
    2:24 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    Just as long as Laura is still there.

  3. 4everUKBlue
    2:34 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    Not to be nit picky but it’s Rodgers. No offense intended.

  4. largoky
    2:38 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    What, no Beth Mowins? Dang! Maybe we will get lucky and she will call one of our games! LOLOLOLOL

  5. DavidP19
    4:01 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    Why can’t Tebow just GO AWAY !!!!

    • CrystalBall
      4:19 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

      They should trade Tebow for Jimmie Dykes, and then trade Dykes for a couple used donkeys.

    • BobbyBlue
      5:24 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

      Saw the headline and got excited at the thought that maybe Tebo was finally going away— I mean his 15 minutes are long past.
      Not sure if Tebo or Joe Namath is the most obnoxious now.

  6. ThankfulCat
    4:14 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    Big blue is big mad

    You’re a moron

    The rope was in the garage for over a year. Even Wallace said he wasn’t targeted.

    • bigblue98
      5:44 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

      Read my comments again moron – then read again if don’t comprehend. I’ve read the story and don’t really care what you think. But better than that, no one cares what either you or I think about this, hence no reason to post comments about this. You’re obvious trying to stir up – means you’re either far left or far right, but again, I don’t care.

  7. Big Bry 1
    4:26 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    During SEC football season, the SEC Network rewards all things Alabama, LSU or Florida is staffing their shows. However, during basketball season… let’s see… how many former UK talents are on the SEC network?

  8. jaws2
    5:49 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    bigblu98 you’re obviously one of these people that believes anything that fits the racist, white supremacist, white guilt narrative being pushed. The damn thing was there LAST YEAR and no one said squat about it. Why? Because it’s a damn pull handle on a garage door!! Oh, and NASCAR assigns garage stalls each race. I suppose NASCAR put Smollett there so he could claim racism. My God use your brain. You, and the rest of the gin up crap media, including KSR, overreacted immediately as usual and now have to eat some crow. Is there racism, of course, but it sure as hell isn’t anything like it was 20 years ago, let alone 60 years ago. On this White Guilt thing you’ve got, please read Shelby Steele’s book titled as such. A renowned and highly respected black writer I may add, who makes it very clear how White Guilt and the people on the left driving it have destroyed the black community as a whole. Just educate yourself a bit.

    • bigblue98
      6:00 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

      Calm down dude. I didn’t say it was a noose. I said it looked like a noose. Just because it looks like doesn’t mean it was intended – very well could have been how someone knew how to tie a knot. My original point was why does someone keep posting about something when this and other posts have nothing to do with that? If someone is that mad there hasn’t been a new story why not email Matt Jones? You very much jumped to conclusions without knowing anything about me.

    • bigblue98
      6:03 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

      After reading my first comments I understand the confusion. I meant to say it didn’t look like a rope, it looked more like a noose.

  9. jaws2
    6:58 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    I get it.

  10. WILDCATS1968
    8:07 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    LOL. for someone who does not care, you sure are posting a lot about it. The same rope / noose was hanging in that exact same spot / stall in 2019. It was suppose to be a pull rope to open the garage door. Now, they could have made a pull rope that did not resemble a noose, but it was not there as a hate crime or a racist object that was planted there to offend anyone. There, that is your unbiased update and case solved. LET IT GO. Picking out every thing that even remotely resembles racism whether it is or NOT and trying to have it removed or make a big stink about it, is not going to effectively combat today’s terrible issue of racism. It is only going to divide all of us even more. Not everything is a sign of someone being a racist just because you may see it that way.