ESPN shares update on Todd McShay after he was pulled off broadcast
College football fans were alarmed by ESPN analyst Todd McShay’s unexplained exit from a recent ABC broadcast this past weekend. McShay was the assigned sideline reporter for the Wisconsin-Northwestern game. After starting the game, and visibly struggling, he exited the broadcast due to a reported illness.
Tuesday night, Awful Announcing shared ESPN’s update on McShay:
“Todd McShay is recovering after feeling ill during Saturday’s game. He’s currently planning to work his game assignment this weekend.”
According to an ESPN Press Release on the World Wide Leader’s Thanksgiving weekend college football coverage, McShay will join Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, and Molly McGrath to call Pittsburgh at No. 4 Clemson on ESPN.
McShay has a long career at ESPN as a reporter and analyst. Up until his 2020 absence from the NFL Draft due to coronavirus, he had worked every draft for ESPN dating back to 2006.
McShay is also the director of college football scouting for ESPN’s Scouts Inc. His first draft as a commentator came in 2009 while his first appearance on the main set of the draft came in 2011.
McShay has worked as a college football games as a field analyst since 2014.
Todd McShay’s opening comments on the Wisconsin-Northwestern broadcast. (He was later taken off the broadcast thanks to illness.) pic.twitter.com/ehWKzqXJpN
— Andrew Bucholtz (@AndrewBucholtz) November 22, 2020