When Jac Collinsworth became too ill to travel to Ireland for Notre Dame’s season opener, many figured he would be back for the home opener. Instead, he will be replaced in the NBC booth once again when the Irish play their first 2023 game at Notre Dame Stadium against Tennessee State. Pete Sampson of The Athletic has tweeted the following:
The Athletic has learned NBC will pair usual radio play-by-play voice Paul Burmeister with analyst Jason Garrett for the broadcast of Notre Dame-Tennessee St. on Saturday.
Noah Eagle called last weekend's game vs. Navy with regular play-by-play voice Jac Collinsworth out ill.
— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) August 29, 2023
Burmeister already is employed by NBC Sports, so this decision had to have been an easy one. Irish fans used to watching games on TV but not listening to them on the radio will get a taste of what it’s like to experience the Irish when you can’t see the action. As great as Noah Eagle is, NBC needs him for its Big Ten Saturday Night coverage.
It’s not known as of this writing who will fill in for Burmeister on the radio. Still, the Notre Dame Radio Network has employed some great broadcasters over the years. Someone worthy surely will be chosen, even if for one day only.
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