Floods in South Carolina had a massive impact on the SEC football landscape, including ESPN’s pregame coverage.
SEC Nation was originally scheduled to broadcast its pregame show from the LSU-South Carolina game in Columbia, S.C., Saturday. Once that game was moved to Baton Rouge, La., due to massive flooding in the Columbia area, ESPN moved the SEC Nation broadcast to Knoxville, Tenn., for the Tennessee-UGA game.
Host Marcus Spears, a former LSU defensive lineman, was asked about the move and the disaster sites throughout South Carolina.
“Being from Louisiana and remembering what happened during [Hurricane] Katrina, it brings back a lot of those thoughts and you just hope they can start to rebuild and recapture what a great state it is,” said Spears, who played for LSU from 2001-04 and is from Baton Rouge.
Here are his thoughts on moving the broadcast, and his analysis of the Tennessee-UGA game via the Knoxville News Sentinel.
SEC Nation host Tim Tebow was also asked about the floods and the Tennessee-UGA game.
Fellow co-host Paul Finebaum, a Tennessee alum, was asked about the move and returning once again to Knoxville.