Drew Brees Replacing Tony Dungy On Notre Dame Broadcasts

It didn’t take retired quarterback Drew Brees long to land a prime gig in broadcasting. Not even a full offseason, in fact.

That’s because Brees will serve as analyst of NBC’s broadcasts of Notre Dame games, next to noted play-by-play man Mike Tirico. The network made the announcement official in a press release Thursday.

Brees is the latest in what has become a revolving door of Fighting Irish TV analysts, as he replaces Tony Dungy, who replaced Doug Flutie at the start of last season.

While Brees is likely aiming for a larger role, such as Sunday NFL games or Monday Night Football, this is a good start. Notre Dame football remains one of the most-consumed broadcasts in sports.

Along with the Brees hire, NBC announced it’s full Fighting Irish broadcast schedule. It is as follows:

  • Sept. 11: Notre Dame vs Toledo, 2:30 PM
  • Sept. 18: Notre Dame vs Purdue, 2:30 PM
  • Oct. 2: Notre Dame vs Cincinnati, 2:30 PM
  • Oct. 23: Notre Dame vs USC, 7:30 PM
  • Oct. 30: Notre Dame vs North Carolina, 7:30 PM
  • Nov. 6: Notre Dame vs Navy, 3:30 PM
  • Nov. 20: Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech, 2:30 PM

Kathryn Tappen will return as sideline reporter, joining Tirico and Brees.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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