By Brian Kalchik @RantsportsBrian on July 21, 2014
Today, I'll continue looking at the best and worst television personalities in college football today. We'll now finish up by looking at the ten worst television personalities in college football. By my judgment these are a few of the big names we could all do without. Feel free to jump in with your worst of the worst. For the 10 best, visit http://www.rantsports.com/ncaa-football/2014/07/19/10-best-tv-personalities-in-college-football/.
Don't get me wrong; the draft analysis that Todd McShay gives every year is great, but when he turns into a college football analyst for ESPN2, it's clearly not his forte. McShay should stick to what he knows best (draft coverage) rather than being absolutely lost when it comes to in-game analysis.
A college football analyst for Fox, Joey Harrington (right) has been as big of a flop as a broadcaster as he was as a player. His analysis is pretty much useless, and nothing says expert at anything like being one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.
Prior to 2011, Craig James was one of the best in the business, but his work off the mic in recent years had hurt his credibility. In 2011, James left ESPN to pursue a run for the United States Senate. Before the 2010 Alamo Bowl, James used his platform at ESPN to air his dirty laundry towards Mike Leach and Texas Tech. He was then hired by Fox Sports Southwest in 2013 but was released after just one week on the job.
Brent Musburger is the first of two personalities to make both the best and worst lists. His work on-air has steadily regressed recently as his broadcasts are known more for his comments about beautiful women (Katherine Webb and Jenn Sterger) than the game itself. ABC finally pulled the plug on Musburger as Saturday Night announcer, replacing him with Chris Fowler. Musburger will now be the lead announcer for the SEC Network.
Matt Millen (center) was a good broadcaster at Fox before becoming the worst GM in NFL history with the Detroit Lions. Millen is back in the booth again and his quality of work has not been up to par. His commentary goes in many different directions, and most of the time, nothing relates to the play on the field.
Similar to Harrington, Andre Ware was another college football star who became an NFL bust. The former Heisman Trophy winner hasn't progressed in the company as he normally gets stuck with games that nobody cares about (Buffalo vs. Kent State on ESPN2 to use as an example). He makes up for his poor play-by-play analysis by being a good studio analyst for College Football Live.
After a good career with ESPN, Erin Andrews jumped over to Fox Sports 1 and became a flop in her college football work. In her first major role as studio host, Andrews lasted just one season before being terminated from all of her College Football duties on the network. Now, Andrews is the lead sideline reporter for the NFL on Fox, replacing Pam Oliver.
The second personality of this list to appear in both the best and worst TV personalities lists, Lee Corso is well past his prime as an analyst. The comic-foil of ESPN's College Gameday, his commentary is pretty much a joke, and he has also had multiple on-screen snafus, including dropping the f-bomb in 2011.
One half of the worst broadcasting duo in college football television history, Mark May is still a lead analyst for College Football Final despite being one of the more bland voices in all of college football. The only keen analysis that May brings is when he talks about his college career at Pittsburgh and his rivalry with Lou Holtz when Notre Dame plays Pittsburgh.
The latter half of the worst broadcasting duo in college football history, Lou Holtz was one of the greatest coaches in college football history and is one of the worst analysts ever. His act has become tiresome to college football fans, and those spit-spewing rants and analysis don't carry nearly as much weight today as it used to. The biggest homer ever, Holtz is the only analyst to pick Notre Dame to win every game they have played.
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