As for Tillman leaving CBS, a little more than a year after his former colleague Tim Brando left CBS, it does not an end of an era for CBS Sports's college football coverage as either him or Brando had been a part of that studio since 1998 (For what it's worth, the previous studio team for CBS was Jim Nantz, Craig James and Lou Holtz. Yikes). I have always thought that Tillman was always very solid in the studio and he would make a good fit as a game or studio analyst for either ESPN or Fox, where he would be reunited with Brando.
While Neuheisel with his extensive Pac-12 background seems like an odd fit being a studio analyst for a network whose coverage is of SEC football as well as some service academy contests, this is a great hire. Not many people may have seen Neuheisel in the Pac-12 Networks studio because virtually nobody has those channels, but he is a rising star. Considering how many of his contemporaries swim in hot takes (Mark May), troll fanbases (Mark May) or struggle to speak the English language (Lou Holtz), Neuheisel is a refreshing departure from that ilk as he combines both strong opinions with an easygoing wit without being over the top. And in regards to the lack of connections to the SEC, that never has seemed to hurt Tillman (Oklahoma), fellow studio analyst Brian Jones (Texas), or even lead game analyst Gary Danielson (Purdue).
Not to mention that Neuheisel brings some nice musical chops to the fold, as seen below:
With this now being notable considering his new employer:
While it is not confirmed who will be working with Neuheisel in the studio, should it be him, Jones and the very underrated Adam Zucker, that's a strong studio team. I guess college football season may not come soon enough.