Some of the names and faces on the SEC Network have strong Louisiana ties:
Another ex-LSU All-American, the former Southern Lab standout will also serve as a college football analyst for the network. Spears played for the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens after leaving LSU. He will be featured on the network’s weekly “SEC Nation” pregame show.
The former LSU All-American defensive tackle will primarily be an in-studio college football analyst on the SEC Network. McFarland, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, still lives in the Tampa, Florida, area and co-hosts a daily sports talk show there.
A Baton Rouge native and Episcopal High graduate, Hartung joins the SEC Network after a stint as an anchor and reporter on the ESPN-affiliated Longhorn Network. Hartung will also be featured on the “SEC Nation” show throughout the football season.
Other regulars on the SEC Network:
Brent Musburger: The veteran play-by-play announcer will team with analyst Jesse Palmer to call an SEC Network game each week.
Paul Finebaum: The SEC sports pundit will have a daily show on the SEC Network and be part of the “SEC Nation” crew.
Tim Tebow: The Heisman-winning Florida quarterback will be a network analyst and featured on “SEC Nation.”
Joe Tessitore: The long-time ESPN announcer will host the “SEC Nation” show.
Dari Nowkhah: Another familiar ESPN face, Nowkhah will host “SEC Now,” the network’s version of “SportsCenter.”