SEC legends

SEC legends Bo Jackson of Auburn and Alabama’s Joe Namath and Nick Saban are among the more than 100 interviewed for the new “Saturdays in the South: A History of SEC Football,” which debuts Tuesday night on the SEC Network.

The “SEC Storied” franchise, from the creators of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning “30 for 30” series, focuses on the people, teams, moments and events that tell the ongoing story of the Southeastern Conference.

As part of the ESPN Films’ “SEC Storied” series and ESPN’s College Football 150 initiative, SEC Network will debut “Saturdays in the South: A History of SEC Football” over the course of eight consecutive Tuesdays at 8 p.m., beginning Sept. 3.

While college football may have first surfaced in New Jersey in 1869, it was perfected in the South, where the sport serves as the single strongest fiber in the region. Directed by Peabody and Emmy winner Fritz Mitchell, this multi-part documentary will tell the tale of the SEC from its very beginnings to its powerful present.

Featuring interviews with more than 100 SEC figures past and present, such as Peyton Manning, Joe Namath, Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson, as well as Steve Spurrier, Vince Dooley, Les Miles and Nick Saban, the film will chronicle the progression of teams, heroes and traditions while examining a deeper narrative of the South and its history.

The indelible moments of nearly 90 years of SEC football encompass the larger journey of the region and span across the evolution of America as well.

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