Keith Jackson, perhaps the best-known college football announcer of all-time, died Friday evening. He was 89.
Jackson, who worked for ABC Sports for 40 years, coined such memorable phrases as “big uglies” (large linemen), “fum-blllllllllllllllle!” and “Whoa, Nelly!” He is credited with nicknaming the Rose Bowl as “The Granddaddy of them All” and Michigan Stadium as “The Big House.”
Jackson also did many USC games. His final broadcast was the 2006 Rose Bowl between USC and Texas. Below, is the 1978 USC-Notre Dame game.