Former UGA stars Greene, Butler join broadcast team

ATHENS – Two former Georgia football stars, Kevin Butler and David Greene, will join the Bulldogs’ radio broadcast team this season.

Butler, an All-America placekicker in the 1980s, and Greene, an All-SEC quarterback earlier this decade, will have roles on the pregame and postgame shows. Butler will work home games and Greene road games.

They complete an expanded cast that will provide nine hours of radio programming each game day.

Georgia associate athletics director Alan Thomas said today that Butler and Greene will add valuable perspective to the broadcasts –- Butler as a College Football Hall of Famer and Greene as a recent player.

“Getting someone who played under [current coach] Mark Richt was important,” Thomas said. “[Greene's] perspective will be one we haven’t had.”

Greene and Butler will be on the air for the first hour of an expanded four-hour pregame show and for the two-hour postgame call-in show. They will join co-host and veteran Georgia broadcaster Jeff Dantzler in both cases.

The postgame show and the opening hour of the pregame will be broadcast from the new Hotel Indigo in downtown Athens for both home and road games, Thomas said.

The other members of the radio team have been previously reported: Scott Howard and Eric Zeier as play-by-play voice and color analyst, respectively; Loran Smith and Neil Williamson as co-hosts of three hours of the pregame show; Smith as sideline reporter; and WSB-TV sports director Chuck Dowdle to conduct postgame locker-room interviews.

Howard also will continue to host Richt’s radio call-in show, and Dowdle will continue as host of Richt’s TV show.  Dantzler and Butler will host the Sunday morning “Bulldog Brunch” radio show.

This will be Georgia’s first season under a new eight-year, $92.8-million marketing and multi-media deal with North Carolina-based ISP, which becomes the radio rights holder. The games and related programming will continue to air in Atlanta on WSB-750 AM.

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Dawg Foot

August 5th, 2009
1:49 pm

What about Ray Goof?

Joe M

August 5th, 2009
1:52 pm

It seems Georgia is working hard to bring a very outdated radio format up to current standards (supposedly, Lord knows hopefully, the “Mark Richt Show” as well).

As a fan I am glad to see these two of three important upgrades taking effect.

Hopefully an indoor facility will happen as soon as possible.

Chris

August 5th, 2009
1:55 pm

Does this mean that old senile man Munson is gone? Maybe it’ll be easier to tell who is actually playing now instead of “we” vs. “they.” That guy was a joke.

Wally Butts

August 5th, 2009
1:55 pm

Why would you personally attack Ray Goff???

LizDawg

August 5th, 2009
1:56 pm

Great news, look forward to hearing Greenie – did you know he played high school football with former UGA All-American David Pollack? :)

Willy

August 5th, 2009
1:57 pm

I would like to hear Buck Belue do color for the broadcast.

UGA Legacy

August 5th, 2009
2:06 pm

Now that he has retired from WSB, I would like to hear Bill Hartman Jr. do play by play on some of the broadcasts…He has a great announcer voice, and the right UGA legacy…

dixiedawg

August 5th, 2009
2:06 pm

While they’re at it, maybe they can get rid of Loran or at least tell him to stop asking dumb questions.

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

August 5th, 2009
2:07 pm

Chris, Yes the greatest broadcaster in the history of UGA, the Hall of Fame broadcaster, the legendary Larry Munson has retired due to health issues He was not and is not and never will be a joke. Hate is an awful strong word to use, yet even though I don’t know you I think I hate you, your attitude, and anything else in your pathetic life that you care for. Bite me

Pi$$onaDawg

August 5th, 2009
2:17 pm

9 hours of over rated crap from a ex-coke head exNFL star superbowl winner and a couple of NFL superstar clipboard holders. Sounds great to me.

Pi$$onaDawg

August 5th, 2009
2:21 pm

Larry was great ene if you don’t like UGA. Leave Larry alone. Eric ain’t that good.

TechBuzz

August 5th, 2009
2:30 pm

David Greene will be able to tell stories about his chokes in the Florida game each year!

randy

August 5th, 2009
2:32 pm

DAVID GREENE WILL BE GREAT FOR THE BROADCAST TEAM

jack f

August 5th, 2009
2:35 pm

I don’t understand the seeming need for the athletic department to keep adding more and more people to the broadcast team. I don’t tune in to listen to any one member of the braodcast team and I certainly won’t alter my schedule to hear what Greene or Butler may think about the Tennessee Tech game.

how2fish

August 5th, 2009
2:36 pm

Chris your entire life and being is not worth the smallest drop of Larry Munson’s sweat. You are a vile vile person and must be stopped.

randy

August 5th, 2009
2:37 pm

TECHBUZZ HOW BOUT YOU GO AND GET A GOLDEN SHOWER! DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? JUST LAY DOWN AND LET 5 PEOPLE PISS ALL OVER YOU!

Jim morrison

August 5th, 2009
2:39 pm

Kevin Butler? You gotta be kidding me?

The NFL money must be running out.

I hate it that ex players get these types of jobs when clearly others are more qualified and would sound a hellva lot better that these clowns.

Enough Said!

Sorry, LizDawg...

August 5th, 2009
2:39 pm

…but Greene and Pollack played at rival high schools – Greene at South Gwinnett and Pollack just down the road at Shiloh. Did you know that Greene and Pollack played at UGA at the same time that Mark Richt was the coach there?

Ferndolin

August 5th, 2009
2:41 pm

Did someone finally kick St. Simons on out to sea? Thank God!

Greek Dawg

August 5th, 2009
2:44 pm

I agree with UGA Legacy. Bill Hartman, Jr. has always been my choice when it was apparent Larry was going to retire. Bill does have the voice but his lifetime knowledge of Georgia football growing up in Senior Hartman’s home,as a UGA grauate and then in Atlanta sports media his entire career, would have made him the perfect person to succeed Larry.

Howard was the de facto choice without any competition anyone is aware of. Too bad they did not consider asking Bill.

richtfan

August 5th, 2009
2:47 pm

sorry to say this but having jeff dantzler on there will be an unmitigated disaster. he is a passionate guy, but he burned his bridge IMHO when he got into trouble with the law this spring.

dawgdaddy

August 5th, 2009
2:51 pm

Hey TechBuzz…I don’t think Greene wil talk about his Florida games as much as he will talk about his 4 years of domination of Tech.

K

August 5th, 2009
2:53 pm

Greenie will tell some Tech arse whoopin’ stories, since he was undefeated against em and all.

Virginia Dawg

August 5th, 2009
2:55 pm

I’m SO happy for Jeff Danzler. If you ever need ANY History on Georgia football…HE IS THE MAN with all the answers and insight. I know Jeff personally and he has a heart of gold and bleeds RED and BLACK. Thank you Georgia Athletic Dept. for putting him a position to share his passion and love for the Dawgs! Virginia Dawg 85′

NewnanDawg

August 5th, 2009
2:58 pm

It’s kind of like the play on the field – I just have to wait and see how it all comes together. If they come close to the best year’s of Munson, it’ll be a fun ride!

Go Dawgs!

college ball fan

August 5th, 2009
2:59 pm

I will pass on listening to anything that has Loran Smith.
“weeel Larry, it sure it hot out here today, that blue stuff they drank sure will come in handy. We gotta watch those cramps you know.”

Windale

August 5th, 2009
3:02 pm

Chris.. Larry Munson

guy

August 5th, 2009
3:03 pm

It’s a shame how anyone could say bad things about Larry Munson even if they don’t care for UGA. What a waste of hateful words!

SimpleDawg

August 5th, 2009
3:04 pm

Why are you little yeller fellers on this Georgia comment section? I don’t recall any Tech stuff in the article. Y’all even have to comment on who does the pre-game show? Pitiful, mighty pitiful. Master Baiters.

mdr

August 5th, 2009
3:05 pm

It amazes me that the teck people even read these blogs. Maybe its just jealousy since you can barely pick up their flagship station outside the perimeter.

As for Butler, anyone who has listened to him on the 5th quarter show knows what he brings to the table. He and Dantzler will be an awesome team. Hopefully Greenie will be good as well.

Pulpwood Smith

August 5th, 2009
3:11 pm

What about Pulpwood? Information on who’s in and who’s out of Athens lock-up prior to games would be valued information for any Bulldawg fan! Pulpwood’s our guy.

r

August 5th, 2009
3:11 pm

Dantzler is a joke. Huge bootlicker who adds nothing because he knows nothing.

45-42

August 5th, 2009
3:12 pm

Check the Tech blogs mdr –just as many UGA fans over there right now. Wonder why the sudden interest?

Preseason #1

August 5th, 2009
3:14 pm

Who cares who the pre-game, actual-game and post-game announcers are –we’re just going to be a big disappointment again this season. I hate playing Florida –can we move to the SEC West?

The Dogfighter Returns

August 5th, 2009
3:16 pm

what does butler know about football?another idiot kicker with a mike in his hand. david finally made i to thechitlin circus. please pass the collection plate.

donzadawg

August 5th, 2009
3:19 pm

DID SOMEBODY SAY DANTZLER GOT IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW? WELL, YOU SHOW ME SOMEONE WHO AIN’T GOT IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AND I’LL SHOW YOU SOMEONE WHO JUST AIN’T TRYIN!!! HE FOUGHT THE LAW AND THE LAW WON, BUT THAT’S JUST HOW HE ROLLS BRO!! GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP GOING MR. DANTZLER…ALL THE WAY TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!! HUH? ALLRIGHT!

puppydawg

August 5th, 2009
3:27 pm

Chris, if you were listening to Munson and did not know the difference between “we” and “they”, you are the joke. That said, “we” would appreciate it if you would get lost, moron.

BubbaBulldawg

August 5th, 2009
3:30 pm

FOUR HOUR pregame? That is frankly absurd. There is almost nothing that you can talk about with any substance for four hours even for a conference title game, much less a matchup against Vandy or Kentucky.

donzadawg

August 5th, 2009
3:36 pm

NOTICE TO PRESEASON #1 AND THE REST OF YOU SLIME SUCKING LIZARDS: JUST AS THE TIDES OF WAR SWUNG IN FAVOR OF THE LONG SUFFERING GATORS IN THE DECADE OF THE 90′S, SO THEY SHALL SWING BACK AGAIN!!! THE TIME OF OUR REDEMPTION IS AT HAND!!! ARE YOU WITH ME BULLDOG BRETHREN? IT ALL STARTS ON THE OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE FRONTS. HUH? ALLRIGHT!

Maury Dawg

August 5th, 2009
3:40 pm

I like the idea of anyone with a beard, a drinking problem, a Georgia hat, an odd nickname with a fat confederate wife working the broadcast. Let’s keep this this as insulated as possible. Let’s always keep it “us vs. “them.” What a disgrace.

Another day in paradise

August 5th, 2009
3:46 pm

Anyone know if Kevin will also do the 5th quarter show? Will there be a 5th quarter show?

Jim morrison

August 5th, 2009
3:46 pm

Hey donzadawg,

You need to give up the crack.

The Gators have and will continue to own GA!

See you in Jax for another Ass beating this year…lol!

Enough Said!

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rednblackinjaxbeach

August 5th, 2009
3:56 pm

Hey Chris,

First, you are a classless JERK and second “We” don’t give a crap about your opinion

ED

August 5th, 2009
3:56 pm

Bye-Bye Bill Hartman. I sure am going to miss changing the channel when the camera switched to you…

DAwg lady

August 5th, 2009
3:58 pm

I love Kevin Butler and David Greene but would love David Pollack in the lineup as well.

Biff Henderson

August 5th, 2009
4:02 pm

TechBuzz

I’m sure Greene could tell you about how he mopped the floor with your NATS for four consecutive years.

jonnycash

August 5th, 2009
4:05 pm

Please!!!!!! Get rid of Loran. He is absolutely pathetic!!!!!

Jack

August 5th, 2009
4:05 pm

Hey Jim Morrison, is your cry baby QB gonna be there with his boyfriend?

Ms Bulldawg

August 5th, 2009
4:06 pm

With the starting time for some of the games being later, having a longer pregame show will be good fodder for those of us who tailgate before the games. Thanks for the welcome additions. Hopefully, this will be Loran’s last year on the sidelines. He needs to go and join Larry in the fishing boat!