Published January 20, 2014 - 9:20amNEW: Follow on facebook -
Brent Musburger’s time with Kirk Herbstreit on ABC’s Saturday Night Football may be complete, according to SI.com.
Musburger was offered the job of lead college football announcer for the new SEC Network, and it seems clear that Musburger is being ‘pulled away’ from the Saturday night job with Herbstreit. It’s unclear whether Musburger will accept the role with the new SEC Network.
The leading candidates to replace Musburger are Chris Fowler and Rece Davis. Fowler currently dominates College GameDay, while Davis dominates studio work with Mark May and Lou Holtz, as well as ESPN’s Thursday Night Football. Fowler is reportedly the leading candidate to replace Musburger.
According to SI, some within ESPN don’t want Fowler hosting GameDay and calling Saturday night games, simply because of the demands of Fowler’s GameDay job. Some have mentioned Fowler may leave GameDay to broadcast live events solely.
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