A conversation about the best broadcasters in the history of college football likely starts and often ends with Keith Jackson. The 84-year-old Jackson, who retired after Bowl Championship Series title game between Texas and USC on Jan. 4, 2006 (video above), has a few tips for today's announcers.
"They talk too damn much," he says. "You wear the audience out."
Jackson also had this advice: "You must tell the truth," he says of broadcasters and coaches. "You must be truthful to yourself and the values of the game that got you there."
After the jump is a snippet of Jackson's work.