Is NBC replacing Mayock with Flutie as analyst on Notre Dame games?

It certainly seems to be reasonable speculation after NBC announced Doug Flutie and Mike Mayock will be trading places for Saturday’s Notre Dame-Northwestern game.

Flutie will work in the booth as a game analyst with Dan Hicks. Mayock, meanwhile, will serve as a sideline analyst.

From the NBC release:

“Mike is one of the top Xs-and-Os commentators in football. The sideline analyst role will allow him to dissect the game from field level and present his findings to viewers at strategic times throughout the broadcast,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer, NBC Sports & NBCSN. “Doug is synonymous with college football and is an experienced booth analyst. We’re excited to see how this new arrangement plays out on Saturday.”

At the very least, it seems as if Flutie is getting an audition to be the game analyst for Notre Dame games in 2015. The move makes sense, since the Heisman Trophy from BC has a much bigger name as one of the game’s all-time legends.

As Flood said, “Doug is synonymous with college football.”

Meanwhile, Mayock should be sure to dress warm. It will be cold on the sidelines Saturday in South Bend.


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