Former Gophers football coach Glen Mason has made a nice post-coaching career out of working for the Big Ten Network, rising to the point that he was the analyst on the network’s top games last season.
But according to reports, Mason will be bumped down a rung on the BTN food chain to make room for Matt Millen — who infamously flopped as the Lions’ General Manager but has a solid TV reputation and currently works for ESPN. Per Sports Business Daily, Millen will take over on BTN’s top game in the fall as the lead analyst.
Nothing is official, though Mason did reply to a fan on Twitter on Tuesday morning with this exchange:
— T Weber (@wastewater9) May 26, 2015
— Glen Mason (@BTNGlenMason) May 26, 2015
It will be interesting to see how Mason — who I think is good on BTN but who also had a reputation in his coaching days for having a decent-sized ego — handles all of this.