When it comes to college football coverage, ESPN has been king for as long as most can remember but FOX Sports continues to take steps toward challenging the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports when it comes to television coverage.
The moves began when FOX Sports outbid ESPN for the right to broadcast several marquee Big Ten games, including the Ohio State vs. Michigan series that annually rates among the highest among all college football games, and continued with FOX announcing the creation of a new college football pregame show featuring Urban Meyer, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn.
The latest move from FOX is expected to be the hiring of longtime ESPN college football analyst Brock Huard. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Huard is set to become FOX’s No. 2 college football analyst:
Fox is in agreement with ESPN’s Brock Huard to become its No. 2 college football game analyst, sources told The Post.
Huard will join Joe Davis on Fox’s college football coverage second team behind Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt.
Following his playing career at the University of Washington and in the NFL, Huard joined ESPN’s coverage of college football and has been with the network for over a decade. He has experience calling games for ESPN, ABC and the SEC Network, as well as working in studio for ESPN.