At first blush, Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit, ABC’s lead college football team, make an odd couple in the booth.
Musburger, a grizzled veteran of the TV landscape, is 70 and enjoying a renaissance of a broadcast career that dates to 1968. That was the year before Herbstreit was born. Herbstreit, 40, has had a relatively meteoric rise since joining ESPN’s College GameDay in 1996. That was three years after he graduated from Ohio State where he was a four-year letterman as quarterback.