Long time CBS college football play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist retired after the 2016 season. Brad Nessler took over the lead job with analyst Gary Danielson, left, for the 2017 season. Their first game together this season was Saturday’s TCU-Arkansas game in Fayetteville, Ark.
The voice of college football on CBS changed Saturday afternoon.
Brad Nessler, who took over the lead duties for long time broadcaster Verne Lundquist, opened the TCU-Arkansas telecast with a tribute to Lundquist, who did college games on CBS the past 17 seasons.
“Hopefully, he and Nancy are home right now having a late lunch with their feet up on the couch in Steamboat Springs [Colo.],” Nessler said. “I’m going to try to do it with as much class as Verne did for 17 seasons.”
He’s off to a good start with a classy opening to the college season on CBS.