Brando, CBS part ways; Will he join ESPN?

What does the future hold for Tim Brando?



The face of football — specifically SEC football — on CBS for the past 18 years, will not be back with the network next fall, which could open the door for him to land at ESPN’s new SEC Network. Brando worked at ESPN from the mid-1980s through the mid-90s.

For those of you who don’t want to click on that, here’s the full text from Brando’s Facebook page:

After 18 years at CBS and 16 years as the Host of College Football Today, I am leaving CBS Sports. I will no longer be the Host of College Football Today or provide play by play services for their golf, football or basketball coverage. This news comes on the heels of my announcement that the Tim Brando Show will not be returning to CBS Sports Network. It was truly a privilege to cover The SEC on CBS, The Road to the Final Four, and more recently The Masters for and The PGA and Champions Tour. It was an honor working there. I am looking forward to new (opportunities) and making many exciting new memories covering sports. I greatly appreciate all the love and support from my loyal fans! Please stay tuned to this page, as we will post news as it becomes available! Don’t forget- you can ALWAYS listen to the show from 8-11am CT on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91. Thanks for your continued support- Timmy B.

You might have noticed Adam Zucker filling in as host of CBS’ “College Football Today” at times last fall, and he likely will be a leading contender to replace Brando.

Tim Tebow recently signed with ESPN and did an admirable job during the network’s bowl coverage.

Will Brando join him next season?

22 comments Add your comment


January 20th, 2014
12:18 pm

I hope Mr. Brando is hired by ESPN for SEC Net. He would be a balance to the Alabama homer already hired by SEC Net (PF). Brando would bring credibility to the network that other hires (i.e. Tim Tebow) lack.
By the way SEC Net has only 2 carriage agreements so far (U-Verse and Dish). DirecTV, Comcast and Charter better get with it or face the scorn of many SEC fans this fall.


January 18th, 2014
6:09 pm

Johnny Vault needs to learn where the volume control is.On second thought,he is probably
not capable of learning.Needs to be put under the pasture.