Report: SEC Nation undergoing overhaul for 2020, with 2 main analysts leaving
The SEC Network has seen “SEC Nation” grow in popularity over the past couple of years as it airs on the network alongside ESPN’s “College GameDay.”
However, the show will reportedly look a lot different this season, as key analysts Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears are leaving.
Per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Jordan Rodgers will join the show alongside Tim Tebow, with Laura Rutledge returning as the host:
Bachelorette star/college football analyst Jordan Rodgers will be added to the show, as Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears exit, according to sources. Meanwhile, Laura Rutledge is set to return as the program’s host that airs on the ESPN-owned SEC Network.
Finebaum will still host his popular show during the week and will continue to appear on ESPN networks as an analyst. Spears, meanwhile, is growing in popularity at ESPN and will join the “NFL Live” crew, per the report.
Rodgers is still expected to serve as an analyst alongside Tom Hart in the SEC Network’s Saturday night broadcast.
Interestingly, Marchand reports that the SEC Network auditioned former Alabama RB Shaun Alexander for a spot on the show and offered former Georgia TE Ben Watson a job, but Watson declined the offer.