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ESPN has made a lot of changes over the past few months, most notably for the number of talents that they have laid off recently. However, the company announced on Friday that they have given contract extensions to several college football analysts, including former Alabama quarterback and former national champion Greg McElroy.

From ESPN’s statement:

ESPN has signed new deals with several of its prominent college football voices in advance of the 2017 season. Dusty Dvoracek, Rod Gilmore, Brock Huard, Tom Luginbill and Greg McElroy will all continue to serve as game analysts and contribute to ESPN’s college football coverage.

Last season, McElroy moved to a weekly regular-season ESPN/ABC Saturday game assignment, and will continue as a game analyst this season. As announced earlier this month, he and fellow analyst Marcus Spears will have a weekly football talk show titled Thinking Out Loud this season on SEC Network, airing Mondays at 7 p.m. ET. The former Alabama quarterback will also have a presence on SEC Now and other news and information shows across ESPN platforms.

This is a big opportunity for McElroy, who has shown to be a solid analyst since joining ESPN and the SEC Network in 2014. McElroy entered the television game after his NFL career faltered, only playing three seasons professionally. Of course, this came after winning a BCS National Championship with Alabama in 2009.

[H/T The Spun]

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