Looks like Swinney is leaving ESPN700 – anyone know the backstory?


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      therealu
      Ute Fan
      @therealu

      Have not been a fan of his on the radio – but seems like this came out of the blue.

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      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I wish OC would go can’t stand him. Swinney was great I thought doesn’t know football very well as far as playing it. 

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        therealu
        Ute Fan
        @therealu

        I felt the exact opposite – like OC, but not Swinney. It definitely felt like there was a weird vibe between the two.

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      1MNUte
      Ute Fan
      @1mnute

      I thought Swinney was obnoxious but felt like he and OC had good chemistry. I couldn’t listen when it was OC and Stubbs. No chemistry. I didn’t get his humor. Hopefully they find a good fit. I hate to say it but if it is Hackett, I don’t care for him on the radio. He comes across as being too cool and feels awkward to me. Perhaps with time Hackett could grow on me.

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        therealu
        Ute Fan
        @therealu

        oh man, OC and Stubbs was terrible – you could feel the animosity through the radio. Luckily it didn’t last very long. Agree on Hackett, he is fun as a guest host from time to time, but would be unhappy with him has the full-time co-host.

        I really liked Bill and OC together, hoping they can get someone good to pair with OC. So help me, if Tim Montemayor returns to the Utah airwaves…

        • #27295
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          Utah
          Ute Fan
          @utah

          There is no way Montemayor could work for 700. He’d had to completely alienate his “fanbase” and do a complete 180 degree turn from his coital relationship with FBYU-P.

          • #27303

            jamarcus24
            Ute Fan
            @jamarcus24

            Out of all the local morning radio shows that have come and gone through my adult years, Monty and his merry band of morons was the worst one I ever made the mistake of listening to.  If Monty ever ended up on 700 I’d never tune as long as he was there.

    • #27294
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      Utah
      Ute Fan
      @utah

      I’d bet it’s because he isn’t good enough. Haven’t been a huge fan of his. He seems better suited for 1280 where they can talk about anything other than sports.

      Plus, Swinney is a HUGE conflict of interests as well between Scout and the radio gig.

      Plus, he was just terrible.

      For example, their show ends at 6pm. The drive home peak is 5-7 pm. They phone the show in starting at 5:15 and start their wrap up bullcrap, non sports stuff. Crazy. They should do that from 3:30-4:15. Heck, I’d bet if they just replayed their first hour from 5-6, they’d do a lot better.

      For such a short show, they ran out of topics way too often. And, it’s tiring just listening to OC try to reign Swinney in all show long. We don’t need another Gunther.

      • #27341

        rbmw263
        Ute Fan
        @rbmw263

        hmm. I always listened to the show towards the beginning and felt it was pretty good. You might be on to something. 

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