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ESPN Fires Trev Alberts

News came out today that ESPN fired college football studio analyst Trev Alberts on Sunday after he failed to show up for work. Alberts was just beginning his fourth year of work on ESPN's College Gameday Scoreboard and College GameDay. According to SI.com:

"He phoned and said that he wasn't going to show up," Mark Shapiro, ESPN's Vice President of Programming and Production, told SI.com on Tuesday night, "and when he didn't, he was in breach of his contract and we terminated him." [...]

"He phoned us and told us that he was unhappy with his role on College GameDay," said Shapiro. "He felt that he was playing second fiddle."

Well, compared to Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, of course Alberts was playing second fiddle. He couldn't hold a candle to those two! In fact, I wonder why the College GameDay producers cut from Corso, Herbstreit, and Fowler for the B Team of Alberts, Mark May, and Rece Davis. I receive news of Alberts' firing with great joy. He was loud and arrogant and ESPN will be better off without him.

I wonder who might replace Alberts to be May's new partner. Former head coaches Lou Holtz and Jim Donnan currently work on ESPNEWS's ADT Coaches Spotlight on Tuesdays. Perhaps one of them could step up to fill the new void. Or what about Beano Cook? Seldom used and always entertaining, he would be a great addition as a regular analyst.

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