When bowl season comes around next month, there will be so many bowls in college football that sometimes networks need to create a unique experience or unique matchup in order for casual fans to tune in. Well, what if the hosts of Marty & McGee had the opportunity to call a game?
On Wednesday’s episode of Marty & McGee on the SEC Network, Marty Smith and Ryan McGee were talking about Dustin Johnson winning the Masters and his ties to the Myrtle Beach area and then they talked about the idea of calling the game on Monday, December 21 (2:30 p.m ET, ESPN).
“Brooks Stadium is home to the Myrtle Beach Bowl and I continue and you continue to shamelessly lobby our bosses at ESPN to let us be in the booth for the Myrtle Beach Bowl,” said McGee.
McGee gave great facts on Brooks Stadium, such as it is named after the guy who co-founded Hooters. The stadium is now the home of the #15 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, who are currently 7-0. Smith is going to be the sideline reporter for their conference game against Appalachian State on Saturday afternoon for ESPN2.
The Myrtle Beach Bowl actually tweeted out this clip and said organizers would support if the bowl game was called by the duo and Smith tweeted that he felt the momentum was there based off the bowl game’s tweet.
Even if Smith & McGee aren’t on the call for the bowl game, it would not be a bad idea for ESPN to make them a part of the broadcast in some way to add some fun and local knowledge to the telecast. McGee has covered college football as a writer and Smith has been a reporter covering the sport for the past few seasons.
They would definitely make for appointment television, especially if Coastal Carolina ends up playing in the game since it the Sun Belt has a conference tie to the game.