The Mobile Arts and Sports Association, parent organization of the Senior Bowl, later confirmed Savage's hire as executive director via a statement. He will be introduced Wednesday at a news conference.
"We are incredibly excited to bring Phil in as the Senior Bowlâs new executive director," Angus R. Cooper, chairman of the Mobile Arts and Sports Association, said in the statement. "When the position first became available, he was the No. 1 guy we wanted to talk to."
The Senior Bowl is a college all-star showcase game for NFL draft prospects in Mobile, Ala.
Savage, a native of Mobile, also serves as the color commentator for Alabama football radio broadcasts.
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