Auburn football won’t be the same without Rod Bramblett but the legend had to be replaced.

That’s the reality of the situation but at the same time, it’s fair to say no one deserved to fill Bramblett’s shoes than Auburn radio veteran Andy Burcham, who has been named the new “Voice of the Tigers” by the school on Monday.

Burcham will take over calling the football men’s basketball and baseball duties at Auburn effective immediately.

In a prepared statement, Burcham gave a special shoutout to Bramblett:

“I’m thrilled to be selected as the Voice of the Auburn Tigers. While it’s a bittersweet time and I wish the circumstances creating this opportunity were different, I am honored to be following in the footsteps of such legends as Rod Bramblett, Jim Fyffe, and others. With this job, you’re not just the voice of Auburn football, men’s basketball and baseball. You’re also the voice of Auburn. You represent Auburn every day, and I will never forget that. I have been in this community and broadcasting Auburn games for 31 years. I understand and love Auburn and its tradition. I can’t wait to be a part of it moving forward.”

In addition to those comments from Burcham, the two faces of Auburn’s men’s sports teams offered up their thoughts on the hire:

Gus Malzahn:

“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Andy, visiting with him on the pregame and postgame shows each week during the football season over the last six years. He’s a true professional and is the right person for the job. I know Andy will continue the tradition of great Auburn voices who have called Auburn football games.”

Bruce Pearl:

“Andy Burcham has dedicated three decades on the airwaves for Auburn and is a fixture in our community. I can’t think of a better Voice of the Auburn Tigers than Rod Bramblett’s best friend and trusted colleague. I’m excited for him to tell the Auburn basketball story for years to come.”