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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    I just can't see having a former Auburn player on the Bama radio broadcast. He might be good at what he does, he might be objective, but at the end of the day, he's still a Barner and I think it could show up in the ratings.

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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    I, too, think Watts would be a good fit and cast a vote for him - we are getting a vote, right? Ha!!!
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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromBama View Post
    Just FWIW, and not that my opinion means naught - I live in LA so I don't hear Jay that much, but I've never been that taken with Jay's radio "presence". However, I know he's been doing it for some time now.

    Seems like I've heard JPW on the radio a few times and thought he did well. Certainly wouldn't mind if he got the job.

    IMO GMac would be a GREAT color announcer for us!!, but seriously - I doubt he'd leave a very good gig at ESPiN for the job, and I sorta doubt ESPiN would be very keen on him missing every weekend to work on our game broadcasts.

    And I'm not the first to say it, but as an old guy, I'd LOVE to have Joe Namath in the booth!!! I've heard him a few times when they've had him in the booth, and I thought his on-air demeanor was EXCELLENT, as was his ability to communicate the guts and essence of what was happening on the field. HONESTLY, I was SO hoping that Joe could have replaced Kenny - though I did think Phil did a great job.

    Joe's not a kid anymore - gotta be in his mid-70s? - and this might be a physical challenge for a man his age. But "IF I WAS KING" - I'd be calling "Joe Willie" and begging him to do it.

    I am not downing Namath, but I do not want to hear him along side Eli. He talks too much about the old days. One or two stories are fine and entertaining, but he exceeds this.

    I vote JPW!

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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    I just can't see having a former Auburn player on the Bama radio broadcast. He might be good at what he does, he might be objective, but at the end of the day, he's still a Barner and I think it could show up in the ratings.
    I think you are 100% right. Still a big fan of him though.

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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    If Cole said one thing critical about Bama during a game half this board would go into meltdown. I think my vote goes to Mike Johnson.

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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    Cole is similar to GMac. No reason to leave the ESPN TV gig for CTSN radio one.
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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    Barrett Jones became almost unlistenable at times in his Roundtable interviews. He was smart, knowledgeable, humble, witty and articulate, but he would drone on and on. One sentence would sometimes last 2 minutes. Even though he is so likable and you were pulling for him, it became almost unbearable. Last year I heard someone say he had done a good job on minor college football game broadcast. I though they were just being nice. Then last year I was in my car listening to some meaningless game as background noise and began noticing the game analyst and how knowledgeable and tight his comments were. After a while I realized to my shock that it was Barrett. I also heard him on some type of national 3 man show one night and he was very good. I guess either the producers got to him or the format forced him to be concise (I'm one to talk), but whatever the 2 times I heard him apart from the Bham Roundtable he was terrific.

    I too would prefer JPW next. I also liked Antonio Langham when he substituted one game a couple of years ago. He's incisive, respectful and funny. I know there are bad memories for some, but I would like him. I too am not ready for Jay, though I like him personally. I know this won't be popular, but I do wish that Bama would get some "black" presence on their major radio broadcasts. I know "best man for the job" and all of that and agree, but it's very subjective. And with the massive contributions of black players and coaches and fans, it's appropriate. Not a token, but there are plenty who could make a legitimate contribution in some visible/audible capacity. This may not be the job, but I hope there is a focused effort. Maybe there already is. (Btw, for everyone's info, I despise legally imposed affirmative action at this point in history. I've seen it stunt careers, hamstring companies and cast unnecessary doubt on genuine achievers. But I understand the need for it at times.)

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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    I've seen Cole and Gene Chizik mentioned. Lol....whut

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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    Why is no one mentioning Chris Stewart? He's awesome IMO.

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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    Quote Originally Posted by MBA_99 View Post
    Why is no one mentioning Chris Stewart? He's awesome IMO.
    I thought about him and he would likely do a great job. Two problems: Is he currently well enough to do it? and He's a great play-by-play guy. I'm sure he could do color commentary but not sure he's as well suited to it as being the main guy. It could work but I get the feeling he'll replace Eli when he retires so he'd have to be replaced then anyway.
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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    Quote Originally Posted by NationalTitles17 View Post
    I thought about him and he would likely do a great job. Two problems: Is he currently well enough to do it? and He's a great play-by-play guy. I'm sure he could do color commentary but not sure he's as well suited to it as being the main guy. It could work but I get the feeling he'll replace Eli when he retires so he'd have to be replaced then anyway.
    Agreed. I think of Chris as a great play-by-play guy, but I'm not sure the knowledge of the intricacies of the game is there. I'd definitely see him as a successor to Eli, whenever he decides to hang it up. Not so sure about the color spot.
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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    Joe!

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    Re: Phil Savage Steps Down as UA Radio Color Analyst

    My thoughts too. I'd like him great, and he'd probably surprise you with game knowledge, but it's great when the color guy can tell war stories.

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