Orlovsky will be working hard this bowl season for ESPN
Dan Orlovsky will be serving as the color analyst along with his play-by-play partner Clay Matvick and sideline reporter Paul Carcaterra for ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 edition of the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. The game features the University of South Florida, playing at home at Raymond James Stadium against the Thundering Herd of Marshall University 8 p.m. Thursday night.
Orlovsky is no stranger to Raymond James Stadium where he faced the Bulls as a star quarterback at UConn in 2006 and then in his pro career 2012-2013 as a backup signal caller for the Tampa Bay Bucs. He is always happy to get back to the area and is looking forward to seeing two teams that have the talent to make for a very entertaining game.
“You know USF really came out of the blocks looking good with a super 7-0 start,” said Orlovsky. But then came a string of injuries that started them on a five-game losing streak to end what looked like such a super season. Now they want to end the season with a win against a very athletic Marshall team.”
Orlovsky was quick to point out “Marshall has won each of its last six bowl appearances. The team’s last bowl loss came in 2004. You got to love Doc Holliday he just keeps putting outstanding teams together at Marshall. So, to meet this should be a fun one to watch because both teams want to feel good about the 2019 season with a win in a good bowl game like the Gasparilla Bowl.”
We talked at length about other bowl games including the College Football Playoff Championship Game. “I really think that we are going to see another Alabama vs Clemson matchup for the title. I really like Clemson and I think that they are ready to win another championship.”
Orlovsky will leave Tampa after the Gasparilla Bowl, but he has a great deal of work to do. You will find him spending the holiday’s working as both a studio analyst as well as hitting the road for a couple more on-site assignments.
Here entire interview as he breaks down all of the great bowl games as well as a few “sleeper,” games that you need to watch. LISTEN TO STREAM ON WITH JIM WILLIAMS BELOW.