SEC fans react to Aaron Murray in broadcast of Florida-Tennessee game
Former Georgia QB Aaron Murray drew largely positive reviews on Saturday on the CBS Sports broadcast of the Florida at Tennessee game.
Calling the game with broadcast partner Carter Blackburn, Murray correctly pointed out the issues facing the Tennessee program and third-year coach Jeremy Pruitt, according to several fans. Murray and Blackburn were in the booth for the CBS double header, as the network was set to broadcast the Alabama-LSU game in primetime with Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson.
SEC fans, for the most part, love to voice their disgust with Danielson, and to some, Murray was a welcome sight.
Several fans pointed out Murray’s comments from two years ago about Pruitt.
“I don’t know if his personality is fit to be a head coach,” Murray said in 2018. “As a head coach, there’s so many things that go into it. It’s not just going out there and coaching. You have to deal with front office. You’ve got to go talk with the president of the university. You have to deal with boosters. You have to deal with the offense, the defense. It’s not just going in there … and scheming up.”
Murray added: “When he was at Georgia, the way he acted, the way he treated Coach Richt, I thought was poor. He needs to prove to me that he can handle the whole ship. For right now, I don’t think he can.”
Here is a sampling of the reaction:
Aaron Murray has really done a solid job on the call here today. Best job from a color guy I’ve heard on an SEC game this year
— Will West (@WillWestWNML) December 5, 2020
we are spoiled offensively. We dont hang 45+ on folks we wonder what wrong. Defense is a problem thats can kill the best offense…..shit this may be the best offense Ive seen us have. I think Aaron Murray was right. Whoever wins Trask vs Jones gonna win the heisman.
— Gatorchomper (@Gatorchomper1) December 6, 2020
Aaron Murray > Gary Danielson
— Will Short (@WillShort123) December 5, 2020
I think I misspoke earlier because Aaron Murray is not much better than Gary Danielson and he’s a Georgia cracker to boot! Ugh!! Go Vols!!!
— Harold F. Smith, Jr. (@smoke2low8) December 5, 2020
Glad the Aaron Murray love fest with Trask is finally over! Gheez! He’s good but enough!
— Kevin Sims (@KevinSims14) December 6, 2020
Aaron Murray is preaching to the choir right now. Yes, we know we need a QB. Yes, we know we don’t need to run the same play repeatedly if it’s not working.
— Margo Pressley (@margopressley) December 6, 2020
Aaron Murray was right about Pruitt from the beginning we should’ve listened
— matthew🍊 (@WACKOVFL) December 5, 2020
I remember at SEC Media Days three years ago when Aaron Murray said that Jeremy Pruitt wasn’t the right guy to be a head coach based off of his tenure as Georgia DC. VFLs lost their minds. Three years later Murray appears to be on the right side of history. https://t.co/zYUoev3HxT
— Julian Council (@JulianCouncil) December 5, 2020
Aaron Murray knows more about the state of the Tennessee football program presently then Jeremy pruitt
— mark (@MD_1962) December 5, 2020
Aaron Murray just said it best… Dan Mullen also in his 3rd season like Jeremy Pruitt. Florida is miles better than Tennessee. It’s been bad hire after bad hire in Knoxville. https://t.co/Sukwgy24IH
— Kevin Stewart (@KStewWSOC9) December 5, 2020
“Jeremy Pruitt thinks the gap is closing, it just doesn’t show on film and I really don’t think it’s a lack of talent”
Aaron Murray with the killshot on live television
— Stephen (@b_outliers) December 5, 2020