NBC Sports replaces Doug Flutie with Tony Dungy on Notre Dame football broadcasts
So long, Doug Flutie.
Well, not completely.
NBC Sports announced Tuesday that its broadcasts of Notre Dame football home games will no longer feature the former Boston College quarterback as the in-game analyst alongside play-by-play broadcaster Mike Tirico. Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy will replace Flutie in the booth.
Dungy, the former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has worked as a studio and in-game analyst for NBC’s NFL coverage since 2009. Dungy played quarterback for the University of Minnesota (1973-76) before a four-year playing career in the NFL.
Flutie will still be included in the pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on select weeks with Notre Dame grad Jac Collinsworth serving as the host. Kathryn Tappen will return as the sideline reporter.
Notre Dame and NBC Sports also announced the kickoff times for the first five Irish home games and the channels for each broadcast.
The biggest quirk came with Notre Dame’s Sept. 19 matchup against South Florida, which will be broadcast on the USA Network.
That Saturday, NBC will be covering the PGA’s U.S. Open Championship. NBC Sports Network, to which Notre Dame has been relegated before, will likely have a broadcast of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs that Saturday too.
That left the Notre Dame-USF game for a 2:30 p.m. EDT kickoff on the USA Network.
The other five home games will all be on NBC. The season opener against Duke on Sept. 12 and Louisville game on Oct. 17 will also have 2:30 p.m. kickoffs.
Notre Dame will play two night games with 7:30 p.m. kickoffs: Oct. 10 against Florida State and Nov. 7 against Clemson.
NBC Sports has yet to settle on a kickoff time for the regular season finale against Syracuse on Dec. 5
Notre Dame and NBC Sports announced its broadcast plan for Notre Dame’s six home games this season.
Date | Opponent | Channel | Time
9/12 | Duke | NBC | 2:30 p.m. EDT
9/19 | South Florida | USA | 2:30 p.m. EDT
10/10 | Florida State | NBC | 7:30 p.m. EDT
10/17 | Louisville | NBC | 2:30 p.m. EDT
11/7 | Clemson | NBC | 7:30 p.m. EST
12/5 | Syracuse | NBC | TBA