Jason Garrett and Jac Collinsworth

Former Dallas Cowboys head coach and New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has apparently parlayed his good showing as a color commentator for the USFL into a coveted gig for NBC. He’ll now be NBC’s Notre Dame analyst, working alongside play-by-play announcer Jac Collinsworth.

Garrett’s name came up in various coaching searches the last few years, including with the San Diego Chargers and the Duke Blue Devils. However, after nothing materialized, he made the move to the broadcasting booth and it appears to have paid off as he’ll now be part of the coveted Notre Dame announcing duo, replacing Drew Brees in the commentary spot.

Garrett was a hot commodity this offseason when the commentator carousel opened up a lot of new spots for NBC and other networks. While some are still warming up to the idea of trusting him after years of frustrating watching him coach the Cowboys and Giants to mostly subpar seasons, it looks like NBC is going all-in on Garrett.

Still, the news that Garrett and Collinsworth would be the new Notre Dame booth was met with some interesting reactions from the college football world. Most of them were…not good.

Garrett and Collinsworth will have their work cut out for them to convince college football fans of their value. They’ll get their first chance when the Irish host Marshall on September 10, a week after they travel to Columbus to take on Ohio State.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.