The Pac-12 announced that Ted Robinson will be handling some of the play-by-play responsibilities for the conference's football coverage this season. It's not a huge surprise to see Robinson's name, who is a professional voice in the prime of his announcing career.
You might know him from his Wimbledon coverage (and you'll hear him in the upcoming Olympic diving broadcasts), but Pac-12 fans have heard him the past couple of years as the main Versus announcer (he's also done occasional work on Pac-12 hoops for FSN). Robinson is definitely one of the best available announcers out there who has a distinct West Coast presence and again gives the conference another prominent face in the sporting landscape. He should also be able to do some basketball if time permits, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he does some tennis or swimming/diving coverage later in the spring.
Robinson has been handling the 49ers radio coverage the past three seasons, so expect him to get plenty of Bay Area assignments to keep close to the team. It wouldn't be too surprising to see him take a week or two off here and there when the 49ers take East Coast trips.
For those worried that Robinson might play it too straight and not get excited enough for the big games, here's his most recent radio call of the 49ers vs. Saints NFC Playoff game.
More on the rest of the Pac-12 hires in the upcoming days and weeks.
UPDATE: Robinson discusses his top five broadcasting moments, and the moment above is number one!