We all learned some seemingly-awesome news followed by some not-so-awesome news this morning. It was announced that Georgia Tech's Brandon Gaudin would be the new voice of the EA Sports Madden franchise, alongside former Tennessee Volunteer Charles Davis.
Georgia Tech play-by-play man @brandongaudin is the new voice for the EA Madden franchise along with @CFD22. Very cool.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 8, 2016
However, this was followed by the news that it would mean Gaudin is leaving the booth on The Flats.
.@BrandonGaudin leaving #GaTech for roles at @EASPORTS, @BigTenNetwork and @westwood1sports https://t.co/ejGcHE0gri— Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) June 8, 2016
While Tech fans will certainly miss hearing Gaudin's voice during football and basketball games, this is awesome for Brandon. While we maybe didn't anticipate something like this coming this soon, Gaudin was simply too good to stay in this role forever.
While I'm thankful and excited for the opportunities ahead, it's very hard to depart from Georgia Tech. I didn't envision this chapter ending so quickly. I'm indebted to Mike Bobinski, the entire athletic department and the GT community. Thanks to you all for everything. These 3 years have left an impression on me that will never fade. I love GT and always will. I'm also so grateful for the radio crew I was lucky to work alongside. Sean, Randy, Miller, Al Jr, Tommy, Roddy: Thank You. I'll still be based in ATL this year and look forward to cheering on Tech every chance I get. Go Jackets!
-Brandon Gaudin (@BrandonGaudin)
You'll remember that Gaudin joined Georgia Tech's radio booth in the summer of 2013, taking over for recently-departed long-time announcer Wes Durham. He had big shoes to fill in the radio booth, but in just a few years at Georgia Tech, Gaudin had the opportunity to make some calls that many of us will not soon forget. He was on-target every time.
"The Kick and The Pick"
"The Miracle on Techwood Drive"
Those calls simply could not have been any better. Brandon Gaudin provided us with some amazing memories in just a short time and we wish him luck in his new roles with EA Sports and Westwood One.
Thanks for everything, BG!