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Football Color Guy (Shane Matthews)

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GatorTrain, Aug 11, 2022.

  1. GatorTrain

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    Has there been an announcement who will be the new color guy to replace Lee McGriff? Maybe I just missed it.
     
  2. The_RH_Factor

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    Is he leaving?
     
  3. hoyt233

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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
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  5. ahudson

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    Shane
     
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  6. insuragator

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    Bring back James Jones!!
     
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  7. KronoGator

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    Lee only did home games last year so he might be leaving, Shane Matthews worked the road games.
     
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  8. tegator80

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    He may not be the most entertaining (that is up for debate), but what he brings in knowledge is WAY better than Bates.
     
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  9. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Lee told us at the Ocala Football Club last year he retired so he could watch his grandson play ball
     
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  10. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    IMO Shane is very good as a color guy and even better on the Pod Up with Shane podcast
     
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    Said no one ever
     
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  12. tegator80

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    Well, some former Gator who was in the US Congress is in need of a job. You can't say she won't be entertaining!

    And the bourbon and Maalox sales would shoot through the roof! Buy stock now!!!
     
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  13. 62gator

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    go gata running again.. :eek:

    Convicted felon Corrine Brown running for Congress again
     
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  14. locomotion

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    Team Batesy But I think he has a more robust gig tv commentating
     
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  15. GatorGrowl

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    Congrats Shane!
    Gator Great Shane Matthews Joins Gators Sports Network as Football Analyst
    Matthews will join the new ‘Voice of the Gators’ Sean Kelley in the booth for the upcoming season.
    GAINESVILLE—After providing color commentary in road games last season, Gator Great Shane Matthews joins the Florida football radio team as the full-time analyst, the University Athletic Association and Florida Gators Sports Properties announced Thursday. Matthews and newly hired ‘Voice of the Gators’ Sean Kelley, will be in their first season in the booth this fall, debuting on Sept. 3rd when Florida takes on Utah in the season opener at 7 p.m.
    “It is a tremendous honor,” Matthew said. “I have big shoes to fill with Lee McGriff. He and Mick Hubert had great chemistry, but I’m excited for the new opportunity that I have with Sean Kelly and new era of Gators football.”
    Matthews is replacing Lee McGriff, who was a staple in the Gator radio for 27 years and retired this past Spring. The former Gators quarterback threw for 74 touchdowns and over 9,000 passing yards in his career. The Cleveland, Mississippi native was the SEC Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991, finishing fifth in the Heisman during the 1991 season.
    After signing with the Chicago Bears in 1993, he went on to have a 13-year NFL career, playing for six different teams during that span.
    Matthews also hosts the “Pod Up With Matthews In The Morning” podcast Monday-Friday every week on YouTube and Facebook Live, and is on the “Inside the Huddle” radio show every Tuesday on ESPN 98.1 / 850 WRUF.
    Pregame, halftime, and postgame show host and former Gators baseball player Jeff Cardozo and sideline reporter Tate Casey, who won the 2006 and 2008 BCS National Championships with Florida, will both return to their roles this season.
     
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    At least he probably won’t be having negative things to say about the program.

    Personally, I like Batesy.
     
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  17. ThePlayer

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    Was Batesy offered the job?
     
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  18. Gatorrick22

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    I saw his interview with abolverdi... He's the right guy for the job, IMHO. But one day I'd like to see James Bates do one of these big-time color commentaries for our games.
     
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  19. theforevergator

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    Shane Matthews is a criminal. I don't know why we allow him to be near our sports program. I am not a fan of this.
     
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  20. QuietGator

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    Settle down Karen
     
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