Eli Gold is back in the booth this season, but the long-time broadcaster at Alabama will only call home games this season as the Crimson Tide will also have a new color analyst on radio.

The Crimson Tide Sports Network radio crew will have Chris Stewart call the action for the Crimson Tide’s road contests after he filled in for Gold last season as the legendary voice battled health issues and had an extensive hospital stay. About 3 months ago, Gold shared that he was cancer-free.

“Now, it’s just a matter of getting stronger and being ready for the start of the season,” said Gold, who has called Alabama games since 1988.

Tyler Watts will replace John Parker Wilson as the color analyst, as Wilson is stepping away from the booth after 5 years on the broadcast. Watts, who played in 35 career games as quarterback from 1999-2002, threw for 3,540 yards and 20 touchdowns in a Crimson Tide jersey.

Former Alabama outside linebacker Christian Miller will be in his second season as the sideline reporter.

Once word got out that Gold would be back, Nick Saban was among those who were thrilled with the news.

“I love Eli. He’s been with us for a long time,” Saban said. “He’s kind of a part of the tradition around here with the expectation of being the voice of the Crimson Tide Network in a lot of ways.”