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Alabama fans grade the move of making Chris Stewart the new voice of Crimson Tide football

Alabama basketball play-by-play announcer Chris Stewart
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Eli Gold not being retained as “the voice” of Alabama football sent as much shock waves to Crimson Tide fans as Nick Saban’s retirement announcement.

Alabama fans did not like the way things were handled with Gold, who was the play-by-play radio broadcaster for seven national championships for Tide football. He was the soundtrack of Alabama football for 36 years, including all 17 years of the Saban era.

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Chris Stewart now takes over as the football voice.

He’s been phenomenal on commentary for Alabama men’s basketball and baseball, but he also filled in for Gold in football when the legend battled cancer. Stewart is excited for the opportunity, and Alabama fans graded the move of making Stewart the new voice for Tide football on social media. The masses are happy with the selection, though they wish Gold could have one more year.



Stewart will begin his assignment as the voice of Alabama football on A-Day.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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