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#TBT: Football legend and former ABC analyst Dick Vermeil visits Bristol

ABC SPORTS - College Football: Army Vs. Navy - 12/9/93 NFL coach, Dick Vermeil and Brent Musburger form one of the broadcast teams for ABC Sports coverage of College Football.ABC Sports, the network of college football, will present the best of the CFA, Big Ten and PAC-10 conferences during the 1994-95 season. (ABC/Ida Mae Astute)
In the 1990s, Dick Vermeil (l) and Brent Musburger covered college football for ABC Sports. (Ida Mae Astute/ABC)

Welcome to another edition of #TBT: Throwback Thursday. Today, celebrated football coach and former ABC analyst Dick Vermeil visited ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. campus to take part in a “Car Wash.” Vermeil, who coached ESPN analysts Ron Jaworski and Herm Edwards for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV, made appearances running the gamut from SportsCenter to ESPN Radio to and NFL Live.

He’ll be seen on ESPN again Saturday, Jan. 18 as a head coach in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl (6 p.m. ET).

In the 1990s, Vermeil was a college football analyst with ABC, often working with Brent Musburger as the photo above illustrates.

Did you know? In 2006, Vermeil joined Jaws and Brad Nessler in the booth for a San Diego Chargers-Oakland Raiders game — that was the nightcap of ESPN’s first Monday Night Football telecast, a doubleheader.

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