Tony Dungy unsure of NBC future
Tony Dungy has gotten good reviews as a studio analyst for NBC's "Football Night in America" and likely could do the job as long as he would like. (He has given no indication he ever will coach in the NFL again.)
Dungy likes the gig, too. "It's been a lot of fun," he told me. "It's even more fun and more challenging this year as we find different things we can do."
Still, Dungy said, family matters might pull him away from the show in the next year or two.
His son, Eric, is a redshirt wide receiver at Oregon this season. Once Eric starts getting playing time next season, and perhaps even more the season after that, Dungy might reevaluate his commitment to TV.
It's a long commute from Oregon on a Saturday to 30 Rockefeller Plaza on a Sunday.
"I want to see him play," Dungy said.
"That's going to be the next challenge."
Thinking ahead to the potential commuting logistics, he said, "I don't know how that's going to happen . . . We'll see how my body feels and how my body goes. Down the road that could become an issue."