Bye bye "Big Uglies"

UPDATE 9:52 a.m.

Tributes continue to pour in for Keith Jackson. Adam Scefter with the NFL Network tweeted
"Keith Jackson was the voice of college football and our childhoods. He was 89. Rest in peace, sir, and thank you."

Jackson got his start on the radio in 1952, broadcasting Washington State games, but went on to provide the national television soundtrack for the biggest games in the most storied stadiums. His colorful expressions -- "Whoa, Nellie," and "Big Uglies," among the many -- became part of the college football lexicon.

He was credited with nicknaming the Rose Bowl "The Granddaddy of Them All" and Michigan's stadium "The Big House."

ORIGINAL 8:46 a.m.

Keith Jackson, the voice of college football, passed away last night at the age of 89.

The legendary broadcaster called some of the biggest college games in history and his signature "Whoa Nellie" became a world wide catch phrase.

The last game Keith Jackson ever called was the 2006 Rose Bowl, which was, fittingly, one of the best bowl games of all time.

Many took to social media to mourn the loss of Jackson, saying Jackson made Saturday college football and the big bowl games "must see TV."

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