According to an announcement from ESPN, retired University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban will be joining the weekly "College GameDay" broadcast every college football Saturday.

The seven-time national championship-winning head coach will be an analyst working alongside host Rece Davis and fellow analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and Pat McAfee.

Saban said he would do his best "to offer additional insights and perspectives to contribute to College GameDay."

"ESPN and 'College GameDay' have played such an important role in the growth of college football, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to join their team," Saban said in a statement. "I'll do my best to offer additional insights and perspectives to contribute to 'College GameDay,' the ultimate Saturday tradition."

ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro touted the former Alabama coach as an "iconic presence in college football" who is "an extremely gifted communicator."

"Nick Saban is a singular, iconic presence in college football," he stated. "He is also an extremely gifted communicator, who will immediately add even more credibility, authority and entertainment value to ESPN, including our esteemed 'College GameDay' show."

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