ESPN announces Chizik, Greene to join SEC Network team
Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik and former Georgia quarterback David Greene will join the team of analysts at the newly formed SEC Network, ESPN announced Thursday in a media release.
Chizik, who currently hosts a radio program on Sirius/XM radio, will be a studio analyst on Mondays and Tuesdays for the network, primarily working on the SEC Now program. He will debut in the SEC Network studio at halftime of the Tennessee-Utah State game on August 31.
Greene will host a weekly show called Film Room, which will air on Wednesday nights. The premise of the show is to sit Greene with a different SEC head coach each week for “an exclusive film session,” according to ESPN. The show will debut on Sept. 3 at 8 p.m., but will regularly air at 9:30 on Wednesday nights.
The Worldwide Leader also indicated in the release that Chizik and Greene would be its final analyst hires for the new network prior to the start of the season.
“The addition of Gene and David rounds out our SEC Network studio roster with a full slate of college football contributors from the offense, defense and coaching perspectives,” Stephanie Druley, ESPN senior vice president – college networks, said in the release. “Gene’s experience as a former head coach will provide viewers with unique insight into what’s going on behind the scenes, from weekly game preparation to in-game adjustments, and David’s many hours watching film and preparing as a quarterback make him a great fit for Film Room.”
Chizik’s roots in the SEC run deep, highlighted by his four years as the head coach at Auburn from 2009-2012. He was named the 2010 SEC Coach of the Year and his team won the conference and national titles at season’s end. He also served as Auburn’s defensive coordinator from 2002-2004 and played linebacker at the University of Florida.
Greene quarterbacked the Georgia Bulldogs from 2001-2004, throwing for more than 11,000 yards in his career in addition to winning the 2002 SEC championship.