Tennessee and Georgia combined to produce some of the most exciting moments of the season, and “Uncle Verne” and Gary Danielson did not disappoint.
The pair combined to call the play of the season in the SEC so far. However, this was far from the only exciting game of the weekend. There was even a wild broadcaster moment from a non-SEC game that deserves consideration.
Check out some of the top broadcaster storylines from the past weekend:
No explanation is needed which play I’m talking about. Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs threw the most important pass of his career and wide receiver Jauan Jennings came down with it in the end zone as time expired to help Tennessee sneak past Georgia.
The incomparable Verne Lundquist was on the call and he gave fans the perfect scene as the madness swallowed the field of play.
Hail Mary, full of grace!
No. 11 Tennessee has their prayers answered in the final seconds to stun No. 25 Georgia! pic.twitter.com/G9QS3djQAv
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 1, 2016
You guys hate Verne but can't deny how hype you got hearing him scream "Jauan Jennings" on the Hail Mary.
— Beat #TexasVandy (@BoobieTheGoat) October 3, 2016
The Tennessee radio broadcast was also tweeted out after the game, and Tennessee’s Bob Kesling and Tim Priest did not disappoint.
— IMG Audio (@IMGAudio) October 1, 2016
During the exciting Georgia-Tennessee game, color commentator Gary Danielson had a bizarre moment while discussing UGA offensive lineman Tyler Catalina.
While pointing out that the player was formerly at Rhode Island, he mentioned that Catalina was a “gransfer trad,” an apparent mix between the words in “grad transfer.” Obviously, the internet took notice.
“Georgia feels like it’s going to have to provide help for Tyler Catalina, the gransfer trad.” – Gary Danielson, who is terrible.
— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) October 1, 2016
Gransfer Trad Tyler Catalina
— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) October 1, 2016
"The gransfer trad" — Gary Danielson with an attempt at English?
— Alec Shirkey (@AShirkey) October 1, 2016
I think Gary Danielson just said "gransfer trad." Might want avoid those pregame tailgates, Gary.
— Jason Frakes (@kyhighs) October 1, 2016
When Missouri and LSU played on Saturday night, it was a matchup of two teams that seemed to not have very much in common. However, Brent Musburger’s shortening and announcing seemed to confuse some fans in the process.
LSU’s interim coach is Ed Orgeron, a former head coach at Ole Miss. However, Musburger understandably shortened it to Coach O at times, likely to avoid having to pronounce it. Of course, Missouri coach Barry Odom could also be called “Coach O.”
It's annoying that Brent Musburger keeps calling the LSU coach "Coach O" as if #Mizzou's coach's last name doesn't also start with O.
— Marcus Wilkins (@TheBigM_) October 2, 2016
It gets more confusing. Despite being in different areas of the country (neither of which have jungle life), Mizzou and LSU both picked up the “Tigers” moniker.
I'm not sure if Musburger knows that both teams' mascots are tigers. #MIZvsLSU
— Bryan Goers (@BryanGoers) October 2, 2016
Of course, that’s an issue when Auburn plays Clemson too.
Bonus: Mack Brown bails
This didn’t happen in an SEC game, but it’s still bizarre enough to deserve consideration. Toledo-BYU ended up being an exciting game, but perhaps a little too much for Mack Brown. The Friday night commentator apparently had to catch a flight to Bristol, Conn., and flat out left Adam Amin alone in the booth.
— Funhouse (@RNs_Funhouse) October 1, 2016
Luckily, Amin did an outstanding job calling the rest of the game by himself, as BYU kicked a late field goal to win 55-53. However, BYU fans, who fondly remember their Cougars running all over Brown’s Texas team in 2013.
FYI: BYU is now 2-0 in games where Mack Brown gives up in the third quarter.
— Sean Walker (@bydsean) October 1, 2016
BYU has 888 yards rushing in the two games Mack Brown has been in the stadium. #BYUCNN
— CougarStats (@CougarStats) October 1, 2016
On his way to the airport, Mack Brown fired Manny Diaz again.
— Mark Durrant (@DurrantMark) October 1, 2016