Gary Danielson sent several fans to the mute button during the CBS broadcast of Georgia at Tennessee on Saturday.

This is Danielson’s final “SEC on CBS” game in Neyland Stadium, as CBS will broadcast the Iron Bowl next week, the SEC Championship Game, and then the Army-Navy game to close the season. Surprisingly, at least a couple fans forgot that Danielson was on the call on Saturday until the game began.

Danielson and his broadcast partners Brad Nessler and Jenny Dell will call Big Ten games next season, and SEC fans are already looking ahead to a new marquee broadcast crew for the big late afternoon games.

Danielson is well aware of the criticism, but believes it comes with the territory since college football fans have strong opinions.

“I do know it’s there. I’m aware of it. I don’t dwell on it,” Danielson told SDS this past summer. “I don’t dwell on it not because I don’t care what the fans think. It’s actually almost the opposite. I don’t want to dwell on it because I don’t want it to affect how I call the game.

Here’s a sample of the reaction:

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