Outgoing SEC on CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist reveals his plans for next fall


Even if Verne Lundquist didn’t want to watch SEC on CBS broadcasts next fall, they’ll be a good way for him to pass the time while recovering from back surgery.

The long-time CBS announcer told reporters during Tuesday’s SEC Championship preview conference call that he’s in line for a lengthy six-month recovery following September surgery. Lundquist, who has spent the last years calling SEC on CBS games, said he pushed back the procedure to participate in broadcasts for March Madness, the Masters and the PGA.

“I’m going to be sitting on my deck, yelling at the announcers and if I’m not tweeting about it, I’ll be filling up Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook,” Lundquist told reporters with a laugh. ” … I will be sitting in front a television set admiring the work of Gary (Danielson) and Allie (LaForce) from Steamboat Springs.”

The iconic broadcaster will call the SEC Championship Game between Alabama and Florida at 4 p.m. Saturday, the final SEC contest of his storied career. Lundquist’s final CBS broadcast will be Dec. 10’s Army-Navy game.

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  • Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!
    Just go away! I am so tired of these guys.
    It was painful enough watching the game Saturday, but the endless buffoonery and idiocy that goes on – in lieu of actually calling the game – is frustrating.

  • Please take Gary with you, Vern. You both suck. How many times this year did you call Alabama by the names of “Auburn” and “Arkansas “? How many plays did you dweebs miss because you had to slobber all over a “special guest ” in the booth? Just go away. And take Musberger with you.

  • This is my first comment on SDS. I set up an account specifically to post to this article because I despise those clowns. I think now that Verne knows that he is disliked, he is purposefully antagonizing fan bases. I couldn’t believe he had the audacity to make the comments he did while in T-town, and the fact that he was the gameday guest is insulting. Low blow ESPN. If I knew how to get a petition going online, I would try to get him banned before the SEC championship this weekend. He is the worst. Good riddance.

    -Bama fan Bob

  • A great announcer. Will hate to see him go.