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ESPN hires Tim Tebow as analyst for SEC Network

Nov 30, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators former player Tim Tebow (15) watches from the sidelines during the first quarter against the Florida State Seminoles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

According to an ESPN press release, the network has hired former Florida Gators and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to be a college football analyst for the SEC Network, which launches in August of 2014, just in time for the college football season to kick off:

Former Florida quarterback and Heisman winner, Tim Tebow, has been hired as a college football analyst for the SEC Network launching in August 2014. Through a multi-year agreement, Tebow’s primary role will be as an analyst for SEC Nation, the network’s traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week beginning August 28, 2014. In the months leading up to launch and after, he will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary Southeastern Conference player.

While the network doesn’t make it’s debut until next season, Tebow will start his job on Jan. 6 in the lead up to the BCS National Championship Game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers during ESPN’s coverage throughout the day.

Tebow is the first analyst hired by the network.

Topics: SEC Network, Tim Tebow

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