Former Alabama national championship winning quarterback Greg McElroy will join the SEC Network. McElroy recently retired from the NFL after three years.
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McElroy, who is great at commentary and will excel in the position, will join Tim Tebow, Jesse Palmer, Paul Finebaum, Brent Musburger and Joe Tessitore as SEC Network analysts.
“You grow up wanting to play in the NFL and loving playing the game,” McElroy told AL.com. “I started playing this game when I was 8, and for the first time in 17 years, I won’t be putting on shoulder pads and a helmet every day in the fall. It will be difficult, but I know that with the opportunity to work for ESPN and cover a conference I’m so passionate for, there were just too many positives to overlook.”
McElroy said he hopes that Auburn fans understand he’ll be approaching even the Iron Bowl in an unbiased manner.
“I hope they know that when I go down there, I’ll be going with a very professional manner,” McElroy said. “I’ll be going to cover the game and be unbiased and tell what I really think. I think the world of every one of those schools and there’s not one school I like more than any other. Of course, I went to the University of Alabama and I loved my time there, but at this point going forward, I’ll have an unbiased opinion and will enjoy covering the game in a neutral way.”
McElroy is an A-plus hire for the SEC Network, which starts later this year on August 14.