It was announced Monday that long-time LSU sports announcer Jim Hawthorne will miss the Tigers upcoming Saturday game against Alabama as he recovers from a successful medical procedure that he had last week.

This will be the first time in his career that he has missed an LSU Football game. Per

“I appreciate all of the wonderful thoughts, prayers and well-wishes from LSU fans,” Hawthorne said. “The show of support has been overwhelming. It’s truly humbling to have so many people call, email, and send text messages asking how I’m doing. I can’t respond to all of them, but they are very much appreciated.”
Patrick Wright of the LSU Sports Radio Network will handle play-by-play duties in Hawthorne’s absence. Gordy Rush will fill in for Hawthorne during Les Miles' Radio Show on Wednesday.

LSU announced back in February that Hawthorne will retire at the end of LSU's upcoming basketball season. He will be replace permanently by Chris Blair who is currently the "Voice" of Georgia Southern University.

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My goodness
Reply65 months
@William45 a-hole.

Thoughts, JH.
Reply65 months
good riddens to you william45

get well soon Jim
Reply65 months
"Riddens" lol
Reply65 months
Wow william. Way to show how much of a heartless piece of shite you really are.. there's no need for that.. get well soon Hawthorne
Reply65 months
Can this finally break the losing streak??
Reply65 months
I'll miss him as a Bama fan. I always listen to his highlights after the Bama/LSU game.
Reply65 months
Cruel and unnecessary, William.
Reply65 months
good riddens. we finally get to know what is happening during the play
Reply65 months
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