Mobile, AL. (May 2)—The Phil Savage era is underway at the Senior Bowl. Savage was formally introduced as the fifth executive director in the game’s 62-year history at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile. He’ll officially assume his duties on June 1. The Mobile native and former NFL front office executive expressed his excitement for his new role in his hometown while meeting with the media Wednesday.
“It’s a rare opportunity where you have a choice to leave one great situation for another great situation,” Savage said. “It doesn’t happen very much in the NFL, usually they tell you when you have to leave. This time I got a chance to call (Eagles GM) Howie (Roseman) and say: ‘This is what I plan on doing and these are the reasons why’, and I think he absolutely understands