Nick Saban Will Join The Mannings On MNF
Alabama Football head coach Nick Saban is joining Peyton and Eli Manning for Week 3 of ESPN's Monday Night Football between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.
The "ManningCast" can be found on ESPN2 at 7:15 p.m. CST and will feature LeBron James, Matthew Stafford, and Chris Long aside from Alabama's seven-time national champion head coach.
Saban will get a chance to talk about several of his former players from Alabama including four CFP national champions on primetime television.
Second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts will continue to run the Eagles offense with former Bama teammate and new Philadelphia rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith. The Eagles announced earlier this week rookie center Landon Dickerson will start at right guard to fill the role of the injured Brandon Brooks.
For the Cowboys, veteran wide receiver Amari Cooper is looking to prove why he's still WR1 in Dallas while second-year corner Trevon Diggs continues to make plays with the ball in the air.
2021 has been the inaugural season of the "ManningCast" for the former pair of NFL quarterbacks. In Weeks 1 and 2, their guests invited to talk during MNF have included Charles Barkley, Ray Lewis, Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, Russell Wilson, Pat McAffee, and Brett Favre.
According to Front Office Sports via Twitter, week 2 of the Manning brothers' airing on MNF brought in 1.86 million viewers, "a 132% increase from its debut episode."
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