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.