Our job in the media is to provide scoops on Nick Saban's professional movement -- not the other way around.
But, speaking at the College Football Hall of Fame Friday afternoon, Saban reported (if we can call it that) that Brad Nessler will leave ESPN for CBS to eventually replace Verne Lundquist as the network's voice on the CBS package.
Tuscaloosa News beat writer Cecil Hurt tweeted the news, then quickly deleted the tweet. A screenshot can be seen below.
Fox Sports and The Big Lead reported the same late last month.
Nessler has been with ESPN since 1992 and on the network's college football package since 1997. Working with Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe, Nessler has risen to ESPN's No. 2 college football voice, calling ESPN's primetime slot -- most often an SEC game, which makes him a natural replacement for Uncle Verne at CBS. Nessler called a College Football Playoff semifinal game in each of the system's two years of existence.
Multiple reports have said Sean McDonough will replace the outgoing Mike Tirico as ESPN's play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football, meaning the 2016 off-season has been a costly one for the Worldwide Leader's college football roster.