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Brian Billick set to join WBAL-TV for Ravens preseason games

Former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick is finally coming home.

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The Baltimore Ravens are bolstering their preseason broadcasting crew by adding both Brian Billick and CBS Sports’ NFL sideline reporter Evan Washburn.

Billick is excited to be back around the organization. “I’m thrilled to do it,” Billick said. “Preseason is an exciting time. It’s great to be a part of what is going to be an important preseason for the Ravens as they build toward this season.”

As the second Ravens head coach in team history, he put together an impressive 85-67 record during the regular season and a 5-3 record during the postseason. This isn’t his first rodeo in television either. He has worked with NFL Network as an analyst since 2009 and was a color commentator for FOX for six seasons, spanning from 2008-13.

The organization still holds a great deal of respect for Billick, evidenced by the praise that has been heaped onto him by executives he worked with in the past.

“From a successful coaching career to his extensive involvement in analyzing NFL games, Brian brings a unique insight that our fans will enjoy,” Ravens president Dick Cass said in a statement. “His ability to share past experiences as a coach and communicate in a captivating manner makes him an outstanding partner for Gerry, who is regarded as one of the NFL’s best play-by-play talents.”

Cass wasn’t the only executive that was happy to see him return. Baltimore’s Vice President of Broadcasting & Gameday Productions Jay O’Brien also thought that Billick would make a good broadcaster for the Ravens.

“Brian is insightful, detailed, and honest,” said O’Brien. “His background as both a Super Bowl-winning head coach and NFL broadcaster will help us deliver a compelling and entertaining broadcast for our fans.”

Billick also discussed that Baltimore was still his home, quite literally. He has continued to live in the area and has remained in contact with his old Ravens comrades. “I never really left in the sense that we still live in the area and I love it here. This is our home,” Billick said.