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John Parker Wilson named Tide Radio color analyst

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Wilson will be in the booth with Eli Gold as former Tide safety Rashad Johnson roams the sideline

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When Phil Savage announced his intentions to return to pro football personnel. Alabama fans immediately wondered who would fill his shoes next to the great Eli Gold on Saturdays. We now have our answer.

Former Tide QB John Parker Wilson has been named as the new color analyst. Wilson has been doing film breakdowns on Al.com for the last couple of seasons. We were fortunate to speak with him before the Iron Bowl last November, though that prediction didn’t quite pan out. He seems pumped:

Also, Rashad Johnson has been hired as a sideline reporter after officially announcing his retirement from the NFL in January. As far as we can tell, this will be Rashad’s first venture into sports media.

Jim Carabin, VP/GM of Sports Marketing, had this to say:

“We are excited to add John Parker Wilson and Rashad Johnson to our broadcast team, which allows us to promote Chris Stewart to broadcast host,” Carabin said. “The addition of Wilson and Johnson will bring a lot of energy to the broadcast, while their knowledge of the game, and Alabama football in particular, will provide great insight for our listeners.”

Congratulations to both men in their new roles.

What are your thoughts on the hires?