Buckle up SEC fans, Brent Musburger isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The legendary play-by-play broadcaster has signed a multi-year contract extension with ESPN to remain with the SEC Network, according to a press release issued on Thursday.
Financial details were not immediately disclosed.
Musburger has worked alongside former Florida QB Jesse Palmer to call prime time games on Saturdays since the network’s 2014 launch.
“The SEC is the best football conference in the country. You can’t beat it,” Musburger said via the ESPN release. “Terrific football, clearly—year in and year out. The conference has been tremendous to work with. I’m glad the SEC Network is such a great success. It’s been great working with Jesse Palmer.”
Musburger is also slated to continue his work calling college basketball games for ESPN as a part of the agreement.
“This agreement will help build upon one of the most extraordinary careers in all of sports,” said ESPN Executive Vice President Production and Programming, John Wildhack. “The impact that Brent’s work has had on generations of sports fans is immeasurably positive and we are thrilled he will continue to be a significant part of the ESPN family, including the SEC Network.”
It is a bit of a surprise that the 77-year-old Musburger would be in line for a multi-year agreement, but it is equally understandable that the network would want to continue to utilize one of the most recognizable voices in all of sports for as long as he’s willing to work.
Though there are many signature calls made by Musburger during a career that has spanned nearly 50 years, SEC fans are likely to always recall his infamous comments about former Alabama QB AJ McCarron’s then-girlfriend Katherine Webb during a broadcast of the national championship game.