Phil Savage No Longer a Part of Crimson Tide Sports Network Broadcasts
The Alabama football broadcasts will have a different sound this fall.
Color analyst Phil Savage announced Thursday that he will move on from his role in the booth alongside Eli Gold to focus on his new position as general manager of a team in the new Alliance of American Football league.
"Coach Mal Moore and the Crimson Tide Sports Network gave me an opportunity to audition during the 2009 A-Day game. Little did we know that one game would turn into nine incredible years as the color analyst alongside Eli Gold. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent focused on college football, at the Reese’s Senior Bowl and with the University of Alabama, but am looking forward to being back in professional football as the General Manager of the Phoenix franchise in the new Alliance of American Football league, in addition to continuing my other football-related pursuits. Thank you to Jim Carabin and the entire CTSN team for your constant support, to Coach Nick Saban, all of the coaches, players and staff members for making this such a memorable experience and to all of our listeners across the state, nation and around the world for tuning in each and every Saturday. Roll Tide!"
Savage took over the role when Kenny Stabler left the booth for good following the 2008 season and has held the position ever since. During that time, he's been able to call some of the greatest seasons in Alabama program history along with Eli Gold and Chris Stewart on the Crimson Tide Sports Network.
Now the question is who will replace Savage as the new analyst? Some popular names have emerged like Mike Johnson and Jay Barker, but CTSN hasn't made any announcement yet.