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Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS

Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.

"I'm going to miss the preparation as much as anything," Lundquist said Thursday during a conference call with reporters. "You can't short-cut it. If you do you'll get found out."

Lundquist announced early this year that this would be his last doing SEC games on CBS. The first assignment of his farewell season will be...