HOOVER, Ala. — Tom Hart will be the new play-by-play voice in prime time this coming season on SEC Network.

With Jordan Rodgers alongside him in the booth and Cole Cubelic down on the sideline, Hart’s profile is going to elevate very quickly among SEC fans. Yet another product of Missouri’s journalism program, he brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Hart was kind enough to spend some time with us earlier this month at the Wynfrey Hotel to talk about his new broadcasting team, which coaches give him the best off-the-record material prior to kickoff and just how much of the local food and drink he gets to enjoy when on assignment. Plus, is he ready for all the talk about “The Bachelorette” being paired with Rodgers?

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