The Wolverine

May 2014 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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M ichigan once again pulled off a coup, announcing longtime color analyst Jim Brandstatter will take over as the Wolverines' new play-by-play man, moving into the seat Frank Beckmann departed fol- lowing the 2013 season, while re- cently retired CBS television analyst Dan Dierdorf will take over the color commentator role. "Jim and Dan are hall-of-fame broadcasters and great Michigan men," head coach Brady Hoke said. "They will provide a unique perspec- tive to the broadcasting booth that I'm sure our fans will enjoy on foot- ball Saturdays, and you can guar- antee they will have a keen analysis of Michigan football on each broad- cast." Dierdorf, a former Michigan All- American offensive lineman in 1970, has done extensive work for CBS Sports, serving as a correspondent at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Cal- gary, and also provided play-by-play on college games in the early 1990s. He's best known as a broadcaster, though, for teaming with Al Michaels and Frank Gifford in ABC's Monday Night Football booth from 1987-98. He spent the next 15 years calling NFL games for CBS before announc- Inside Michigan ATHLETICS Michigan Hires Dan Dierdorf For Radio Broadcasts Dierdorf, who was an All-American offen- sive lineman in 1970, has spent the last 15 years calling NFL games for CBS after previ- ously working on Monday Night Football. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

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