Marcus Spears and Anthony Booger McFarlard are returning to the SEC, but this time as an analyst.
Spears — the No. 20 overall pick by the Cowboys in the 2005 draft and McFarland Drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft have been hired by ESPN’s SEC Network.
The SEC Network, ESPN’s 24/7 network devoted to the Southeastern Conference, has hired LSU legends Anthony “Booger” McFarland and Marcus Spears as college football analysts. The All-American SEC standouts and first round NFL draft picks will provide insight into games, teams and players on the network when it launches August 14, 2014.
“The addition of Booger and Marcus extends the depth of our commentator bench even further with both on-field experience and a defensive line perspective,” said Stephanie Druley, ESPN vice president, production of college networks. “Booger brings a built-in knowledge of the conference as a former player and proven success covering sports with a diverse opinion.”
Druley continued, “Marcus’ personality and passion for the conference will be both entertaining and insightful for SEC fans. His SEC roots make the new network the perfect place for him to start his television career.”
McFarland joins ESPN after hosting a popular sports radio show in Tampa Bay, while Spears was waived by the Baltimore Ravens in October.
McFarland, a two-time Super Bowl champion, and Spears, a BCS National Champion, join a growing roster of high-profile college football experts for the network that includes Greg McElroy, Jesse Palmer and Tim Tebow along with renowned sportscasters Brent Musburgerand Joe Tessitore.