Personalities Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols will split the hosting role of ESPN’s NBA Countdown in some manner this year, according to a report from The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch.

Taylor and Nichols are replacing Michelle Beadle, who, according to Deitsch, is “well-liked by the talent she works with and she’ll be working on-air somewhere. The Q is whether that will be for ESPN or elsewhere. To be determined.”

While Nichols is certainly known at ESPN, college football fans have become very familiar with Taylor. She’s done an excellent job on the SEC Network and is featured on various other aspects on the network. Taylor is certainly a rising star in the business.

Taylor attended the University of Georgia and played volleyball and basketball from 2005-09. She got her start in the media business as a reporter and host for IMG College at UGA for three years. She then moved on to ESPN as a sideline reporter and joined the SEC Network in 2014. She’s both a reporter and analyst for ESPN and is most prominent on College GameDay.

Taylor went viral in 2018 due to Nick Saban’s outburst following the win over Louisville.

It’s unknown if Taylor’s new role on NBA Countdown will impact her work in college football. Deitsch said a formal announcement is expected in the coming weeks.