Former college football standout Tim Tebow had a hard time finding his place in the NFL. But now, it looks like the former Florida Gator star will be hanging up his cleats in favor of a suit and tie. That’s because he has been hired by the SEC Network. Tebow will serve as an analyst for the networks’ pre-game show SEC Nation. The terms of his deal also include contributions on ESPN’s SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and ESPN’s annual Heisman Trophy award show coverage. Tebow will make his ESPN debut on Monday, January 6th. He will serve as an analyst for ESPN’s pre-game coverage of the 2013 Vizio BCS National Championship. Audiences can catch his contributions on SportsCenter at 9am, College Football Live at 3pm, and College GameDay Built By The Home Depot at 7pm.
Along with his duties on ESPN, Tebow will also be part of the fledgling SEC Network’s studio coverage of college football’s new College Football Playoffs. The new playoff system begins with the 2014 college football season. Tebow is the first college football analyst signed by the new network. He will be joined Joe Tessitore and Paul Finebaum. Tessitore is the lead ringside announcer for ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and will be host of SEC Nation. Finebaum is host of The Paul Finebaum radio show. The very first edition of SEC Nation will broadcast live Thursday, August 28th from Columbia, South Carolina where the Gamecocks of South Carolina will host the Aggies of Texas A&M University. The SEC Network will have exclusive coverage of the game. The weekly pre-game show will make its two-hour Saturday debut on Saturday, August 30 from 10am – noon. That broadcast will come live from the campus of Auburn, where the Tigers will host the Arkansas Razorbacks. SEC Nation will air every Saturday throughout the college football season. It will offer a comprehensive look at all of the biggest of each week’s college football matchups.
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