National Champion QB Greg McElroy Joins SiriusXM
Former Alabama signal caller joins SiriusXM's Taylor Zarzour to host new daily morning show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91
Show debuts July 14, live from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL
NEW YORK - July 10, 2014 - SiriusXM today announced that Greg McElroy, who quarterbacked the Alabama Crimson Tide to a BCS National Championship title in 2010, has joined the roster of hosts on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91.
McElroy and SiriusXM's Taylor Zarzour will host The First Team, a new morning show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation which will debut Monday, July 14, and air live every weekday from 7:00-10:00 am ET/6:00-9:00 am CT throughout the year.
McElroy and Zarzour will kick off the show live from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL, where they will broadcast live from the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel from July 14 through July 17.
"I am excited to be joining the SiriusXM team," said McElroy. "Having the opportunity to talk with fans and explore the college landscape on a daily basis will be very rewarding. I can't wait to get started."
"We're thrilled to have Greg join our team at SiriusXM College Sports Nation," said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM's SVP of Sports Programming. "He is extraordinarily intelligent in matters both on the field and off, and he played the game at its highest level. Greg and Taylor will deliver our listeners terrific insight into the world of college sports day in and day out."
In 2009, his first full year as starting quarterback, McElroy helped lead the University of Alabama to a perfect 14-0 record and the school's 13th national championship. The Crimson Tide that season also won the program's 22nd SEC Championship with a 32-13 win over top-ranked Florida, before going on to beat Texas 37-21 in the BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. During that 2009 season McElroy completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,508 yards and 17 touchdowns and his 81.25 pass attempts for every interception thrown was the second best in SEC history, behind only Peyton Manning. He was selected by the New York Jets in the 2011 NFL Draft and spent two seasons in New York, followed by a season with the Cincinnati Bengals.
As a student, McElroy graduated from Alabama in three years with a 3.85 GPA, and then went on to earn a Masters degree in Sports Management with a 4.0 GPA. In 2010 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a National Football Foundation scholar/athlete.
Taylor Zarzour joined SiriusXM in 2013 after hosting sports radio shows in a number of different markets across the southeast including Charlotte, Mobile, Nashville, and Pensacola. He can be heard regularly on the SiriusXM College Sports Nation and SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio channels. He has hosted the pre and post-game shows for University of North Carolina football and men's basketball and was also the play-by-play voice of UNC's women's basketball team.
The First Team joins a talk lineup on SiriusXM College Sports Nation that includes On Campus with Bill King (weekdays, 5:00-7:00 am ET), The Tim Brando Show (weekdays, 10:00am-1:00pm ET), College Football Playbook, hosted by Jack Arute, Rick Neuheisel and Gino Torretta (weekdays, 1:00-4:00 pm ET), College Sports Today, hosted by Mark Packer, Eddie George and Gene Chizik (weekdays, 4:00-7:00 pm ET), College Sports Coast to Coast, hosted by Chris Childers and Houston Nutt (weekdays, 7:00-10:00 pm ET), and The Lacrosse Show, hosted by Paul Rabil and Paul Carcaterra (Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm ET).
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